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Chyavanprash, organic, 250 g.

This product is the first Chyawanprash to be offered in the West that contains only certified organic herbs. The daily recommended dosage for adults is 1-2 teaspoons. Chyawanprash is the most famous tonic jam from India. It is an excellent antioxidant, and it kindles digestive fire without aggravating the pitta dosha. As such, it is considered tridoshic and suitable for use by anyone. It promotes deep assimilation of nutrients and is valued as a rasayana or anti-aging preparation by millions of Indians.

Ingredients: Cane sugar*, Amalaki*, Honey*, Ghee*, Bilva*, Haritaki*, Gokshura*, Pippali*, Ashwagandha*, Shatavari*, Guduchi*, Musta*, Punarnava*, Cardamom*, Cinnamon*, Bamboo*, Brhati*, Bhumyamalaki*, Sati*, Patra*, Vasaka*, Nagakesara*.

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Cinnamon Powder

Cinnamon Powder, organic, half pound

Cinnamon is,of course, a wonderfully aromatic and exciting spice, but it has potent medicinal value as well. In Ayurveda, it is used to kindle digestive fire and remove toxins from the gastrointestinal tract. It is an important ingredient in Chyawanprash, usually being added towards the end of preparation. It is used to promote deep assimilation of nutrients as well as to nourish the reproductive systems of both men and women. It is antibacterial and antiviral as well as antifungal.

Ingredients: certified organic Cinnamomum cassia bark powder.

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Cumin Seeds, organic, half pound

Cumin seeds can be used whole or ground. They are a popular ingredient in the cuisine of many cultures and are one of the spices that aids digestion without aggravating the pitta dosha. Cumin can be used for flavor or to remove toxins in the digestive tract. They can also be chewed after eating to freshen the mouth and promote the complete digestion of foods. The seeds are mixed with saliva and the liquid part is swallowed while the seeds are normally spit out after the taste is gone.

Ingredients: whole organic Cuminum cyminum seeds.

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Fennel Powder, organic, half pound

Fennel is also a cooking spice that is used both in European cuisine, especially aperitifs and cheeses, as well as Asian cooking, being found in the five seed mix of panch pharon as well as many medicinal preparations. Fennel is both a digestive spice and nervine. It is often candied and taken after meals to aid digestion. It promotes healthy urination and menstruation and makes a relaxing addition to tea taken before bedtime. Used orally, the seed decoction or extract prevents dental caries and periodontal disease.

Ingredients: certified organic Foeniculum vulgare powder.

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Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder, organic, half pound

Turmeric is what gives curry its yellow color. It is a member of the ginger family and grows throughout the tropics. It aids digestion, especially the metabolism of fats which it also protects from oxidation and rancidity. Turmeric is a blood cleanser and is antitumoral and antiscarring. It is also hepatoprotective and provides moderate relief from pain by depleting pain receptors on nerve endings. Curcuma longa is the source of curcumin. Its action is enhanced when combined with long pepper.

Ingredients: certified organic Curcuma longa root powder.

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