• Satisfying Kitchari Recipe for Hungry Pitta Bellies
    • Recipes & DIY
    • 2 days ago
    Satisfying Kitchari Recipe for Hungry Pitta Bellies

    This recipe is perfect for the end of the summer to release excess heat that builds up during the hot months, or any time of year you want to reset your gut, cool and nourish your body, and upgrade your overall health.

  • The Top 7 Ways to Use Triphala
    • Our Products
    • May 23, 2019
    The Top 7 Ways to Use Triphala

    Triphala is one of the most popular herbal formulas in all of Ayurveda. While it is best known to support healthy digestion, it has some other beneficial uses you may not be familiar with. Read this article to learn seven of our favorite ways to use triphala for vitality, beauty, and more. 

  • How to Balance the Painful (Vata) Period
    • Women's Health
    • May 21, 2019
    How to Balance the Painful (Vata) Period

    In the first part of this series, we covered the Ayurvedic perspective on menstruation and what a balanced cycle looks like. Here in our second installment, we’ll focus on how to determine whether vata is present in your menstrual cycle and if so, how to bring it back to balance. 

  • Try a Morning Routine for Energy & Contentment
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • May 15, 2019
    Try a Morning Routine for Energy & Contentment

    A morning routine is practically synonymous with Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity. Have you noticed that how we start our day directly impacts the day ahead of us? And our days add up to our lives! Read this article to learn how you can make a morning routine work for you.

  • Women’s Vitality Latte with Shatavari and Ghee
    • Recipes & DIY
    • May 13, 2019
    Women’s Vitality Latte with Shatavari and Ghee

    When combined, shatavari and ghee make for a dynamic duo that supports women's vitality. Read this article to learn how to use these ingredients to create a powerful, tasty, healthy drink. 

  • 5 Simple Practices for a Healthy, Sparkling Mouth
    • Daily Routine
    • May 10, 2019
    5 Simple Practices for a Healthy, Sparkling Mouth

    Brushing and flossing are not the only ways to keep your mouth healthy and your teeth sparkling clean. Check out these simple practices you can add to your oral hygiene routine every day for a cleaner, whiter smile. 

  • Why a Healthy Cycle Is So Important
    • Women's Health
    • May 06, 2019
    Why a Healthy Cycle Is So Important

    What is your period trying to tell you? According to Ayurveda, tuning into the nature of your cycle each month can help you gain a better understanding of your overall health.  Read this article to learn more about healthy cycles and how you can balance yours with the help of Ayurveda.

  • Shatavari: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
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    • May 02, 2019
    Shatavari: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    Get to know shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), a sattvic herb best known as a powerful female reproductive tonic but capable of so much more. Find out how this amazing plant can be an herbal ally to most everyone and why no herbal education or Ayurvedic tool kit is complete without it.

  • Easy Spring Greens Recipe with Kale and Cabbage
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 30, 2019
    Easy Spring Greens Recipe with Kale and Cabbage

    Perfect for spring, this recipe combines greens with spices are not only tasty, but supportive of digestion, and balancing for kapha. And almost as good as this recipe is how little time it takes to make! 

  • An Ayurvedic Perspective on Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 25, 2019
    An Ayurvedic Perspective on Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar was not common in ancient India, but this  doesn't mean that Ayurveda can't provide insight on this popular condiment. Read this article to learn what’s known and not known about apple cider vinegar from an Ayurvedic perspective.

  • Our 3 Pillars and Why They Matter
    • Banyan Roots
    • April 22, 2019
    Our 3 Pillars and Why They Matter

    As an Ayurvedic company, Banyan Botanicals commits to doing what is best—for you, for the planet, and for future generations. Read this article to learn about Banyan's pillars and why they matter.

  • Simple & Delicious Granola Recipe For Spring
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 19, 2019
    Simple & Delicious Granola Recipe For Spring

    Homemade granola invites play, experimentation, and creativity in the kitchen. And as long as the ingredients appeal to all the senses, and the oats don’t over toast, there is no going wrong. Read this article to learn how easy, cost-effective, and fun it is to make your own granola!

  • The Best Yoga Poses for Moving Kapha and Lymph
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • April 16, 2019
    The Best Yoga Poses for Moving Kapha and Lymph

    Kapha has a strong association with the lymphatic system. A yoga sequence that moves the lymph should include pranayama, vigorous movement, some inversion poses, and some twisting. Learn which yoga poses you can do at home to get the lymphatic fluid moving and keep kapha balanced.

  • Fennel: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
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    • April 10, 2019
    Fennel: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    As an herb with a long, rich history of culinary use, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) doesn’t need much introduction. With a nutty, sweet flavor reminiscent of licorice or anise, and its strong, slightly sweet fragrance, fennel seeds have been a favorite ingredient in cuisine for centuries... But have you heard of the numerous healthful benefits that it provides?

  • Two Delicious Spring Meals for Balancing Kapha
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 09, 2019
    Two Delicious Spring Meals for Balancing Kapha

    Spring, also known as "kapha season," is the time of year when the elements of water and earth are at their highest in the atmosphere. Read this article to learn two simple and fun recipes to keep your kapha balanced during this time of year. 

  • Ashwagandha Lattes for Abundant Energy and Peaceful Sleep
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 04, 2019
    Ashwagandha Lattes for Abundant Energy and Peaceful Sleep

    Ashwagandha for both abundant energy and peaceful sleep? How is that possible? Read this article to learn two delicious ashwagandha latte drinks that will harness these dualistic properties of ashwagandha, so you can kick off your day with healthy energy and relax into restful night’s sleep.

  • The Science of Chyavanprash: The Ayurvedic Herbal Jam
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    • April 02, 2019
    The Science of Chyavanprash: The Ayurvedic Herbal Jam

    Chyavanprash is like the multivitamin of Ayurveda—many Ayurvedic and Indian families incorporate it into their daily routine to promote health and longevity. But what’s the big deal? Why has this ancient formulation withstood the test of time?

  • Yoga for the Doshas
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • March 29, 2019
    Yoga for the Doshas

    The word “yoga” means union, and the essence of Yoga is to unite with your true nature. The paramount theme of yoga at its core is the same as Ayurveda—to return to your true nature. As Yoga is Ayurveda’s sister science, Yoga and Ayurveda share themes and principles. Yoga is fantastic for everyone because there are a variety of styles and poses that can be selected, adapted, and modified to complement anyone’s mind-body constitution.

  • A Relaxed Approach to Cleansing
    • Diet
    • March 28, 2019
    A Relaxed Approach to Cleansing

    Setting goals can help your cleanse, but they can also get in the way of your cleanse's success if you strive too hard for perfection. Read this article to learn why the "no pain, no gain" mentality is just one more thing to eliminate as you start preparing for your upcoming cleanse. 

  • Ayurvedic Asana: 9 Yoga Poses for Cleansing
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • March 22, 2019
    Ayurvedic Asana: 9 Yoga Poses for Cleansing

    The purpose of yoga is to align the mind, body, and breath, creating stability, calmness, clarity, and a sense of inner peace. When we bring together the mind, body, and breath, we access the opportunity to be present in this moment rather than spending time spinning our wheels in the what-ifs of the future and the regrets of the past.

  • What Makes Kitchari Spice Mix So Delicious?
    • Our Products
    • March 15, 2019
    What Makes Kitchari Spice Mix So Delicious?

    The inspiration behind the Banyan Botanicals Kitchari Spice Mix comes straight from the kitchens of families who have been making wholesome kitchari for generations, as well as our well-respected Ayurvedic teachers. When using this traditional spice mix recipe, you can be assured that you are taking in something that is time-tested and authentic.

  • What Is Kitchari & Why We Eat It for Cleansing
    • Ayurveda 101
    • March 15, 2019
    What Is Kitchari & Why We Eat It for Cleansing

    Kitchari (pronounced kich-uh-ree) is the traditional cleansing food of Ayurveda. It is a combination of split mung beans and white basmati rice with plenty of spices, depending on your constitution. Amidst all of the modern diet trends happening today, this might seem like an unusual cleansing food. Here are seven reasons why kitchari is a fabulous food for cleansing.

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Spring Cleansing
    • Seasonal Topics
    • March 12, 2019
    A Beginner’s Guide to Spring Cleansing

    Traditionally, when we think of spring cleaning, we think of our homes. But what about taking time to clean the accumulated toxins in our minds and bodies? If you find yourself feeling sluggish, bloated, experiencing brain fog, or you have an overall sense of lethargy, then it is time to clean and polish your body, mind, and spirit. Returning to a place of radiance and bliss is not that hard—you were created to shine! Click here to get started on your spring cleanse journey. 

  • Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • March 07, 2019
    Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas

    What are sattva, rajas, and tamas? These universal qualities comprise everything in our physical nature and all energetic expressions within the universe. Observing them can help you better understand the Ayurvedic approach to living in harmony with your environment. Read this article for an outline of each quality to support your process in cultivating health. 

  • 4 Reasons to Love Kapha Dosha
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • March 05, 2019
    4 Reasons to Love Kapha Dosha

    Kapha has gotten a bad rap. For some reason, we fixate on the negative attributes of kapha, so when people hear that they may be more kapha-predominant or that their kapha has increased, they tend to get upset or offended. Read this article to learn why balanced kapha is so beautiful and why we would do well to embrace the kapha within us.

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