Apothecary Spotlights » Ayurveda
Hippocrates' Go-To Wellness Recommendation
Black Cumin Seed, also known as Black Seed, is probably one of the most underrated superfoods you didn't know the health food store had in stock. Like many of nature's most giving plants, Black Cumin Seed brings a cornucopia of benefits to your body, both internally and externally. Native to the Mediterranean, Northern Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent, this nutritionally dense, antioxidant rich, immune boosting little seed has earned the reputation of being a panacea. Let's delve into why.
The Immune System's Handy-Man
Neem. It's an Ayurvedic powerhouse, used in a variety of treatments from digestive concerns to insect repellent, from coughs and colds to malaria, from treating intestinal parasites to a natural household disinfectant, from acne to serious rashes. As an herbalist, I often hear India's Neem tree likened to America's Dandelion. It's an easy comparison to make; both are prolific and grow like weeds, both have wonderful and diverse medicinal properties, neither really gets the attention they deserve, and both can be used to make beer!
Hey Beautiful People of the Internet!
I recently joined Pat McAuley, the host of the Eat Green Make Green podcast, and we chatted about Ayurveda and veganism!