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Use of Spices In Ayurveda, Useful Recipes

Noel O'Neill
Ayurveda Centre

The use of herbs and spices in Ayurveda for improved health and stronger immunity. As Hippocrates said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. The ancient healthcare system of Ayurveda recognizes the importance of food and in particular the value of herbs and spices, which it views as concentrated bubbles of natures intelligence. Food has inherent qualities, a spice like pepper can be heating other herbs like fennel can have cooling properties. Ayurveda recognises twenty qualities of food and uses this knowledge to restore balance to the physiology. Ayurveda sees disease in terms of imbalance, any disease means the system is not at ease with itself. We can restore balance in many ways, but food is of primary importance. Ayurveda has many useful recepies to help restore balance. Different conditions need different recepies. This presentation will discuss the main qualities inherent in food and some of the more famous Ayurvedic spice mixtures



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