SAUTÉED MORINGA LEAVES

Moringa tree is called the Drumstick tree / Miracle tree or the Tree of Life. It is a superfood used for developing immunity and healing purposes for thousands of years. Every part of the tree is used for some or the other healing purposes. Its leaves, flowers as well as fruits are all edible .

The leaves can be used in raw form or can be dried and powdered or juiced out or cooked to make vegetable or sprinkled in salads and soups.

Moringa leaves have 7 times more vitamin C than oranges and 15 times more potassium than bananas.

They are very rich in calcium, potassium, minerals and amino acids. They should be consumed in small quantity as they generate heat.

Cauliflower leaves and stems juice

Nutritious cauliflower leaves and stems

Cauliflower leaves and stems can also be used to create nutritious juices along with fruits and vegetables.

Cauliflower leaves contain more than twice the amount of protein than that in cauliflower, double the amount of carbs, is a richer source of dietary fiber and the greens provide thrice the amount of minerals. It is also an exceptionally good source of calcium and is inexpensive as it is mostly thrown away.

Check out my video with these simple recipes below.

Herbal Decoction for viral fevers / seasonal flu

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With so many seasonal flu and viruses / viral fevers, cold and cough playing havoc in our lives and breaking down our immune system, this powerful herbal decoction acts like a magic potion. It is simple to make, and requires just two herbs. Even healthy people can drink it and boost their immunity. It is tried and tested and is also recommended in Ayurveda. Make it and experience its benefits yourself!!

I have been making this decoction for years. Whenever my kids fall ill I make this decoction and give it to every member of my family. By having this decoction, even the healthy members don’t get infected as it boosts immunity to a great extent.

I have specifically made this video as there is a rise in viruses all over the world and around us. The only remedy left (apart from maintaining good hygiene and sanitization) is to boost one’s immunity. Have fresh fruits and vegetables, eat freshly made home cooked food and if you are down with flu, try this herbal plant based decoction.

 

 

 

All about prosperity!

Ma Lakshmi is known as Goddess of Wealth and Fortune in India. She is one of the most important deities for people to pray and why not? Everybody needs money. Every human has a desire to have a prosperous life full of wealth and luxury. Everybody wants all the good things and all the happiness & pleasures that they see around themselves.

But, does everybody achieve all the desires one has? The answer is NO. Because despite having a certain amount of money and luxury, people tend to be jealous and greedy. Out of jealousy people gossip, spread false things about others, do wrong actions, manipulate situations, may even take extreme steps, deriving sadistic pleasures – you start feeling nice and accomplished when you see the other person sad, worried or victimized.

Do you think you can ever get prosperous by doing such things? You are knowingly and unknowingly inviting Alakshmi to yourself. Alakshmi is the opposite of Lakshmi. Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and fortune while Alakshmi brings misfortune, hurdles, poverty and grief (Law of Duality).

Alakshmi comes when there is an accumulation of bad karmas. So if you think you can have lots of money & luxury and at the same time seek sadistic pleasures, you’re on the wrong track. Haven’t you seen people in depression in the wealthiest of families? Haven’t you read news about people doing heinous crimes in the most affluent class?

To be prosperous not only means just to have wealth but also having other types of luxuries like sound physical and mental health, peaceful mind, good family, cheerful atmosphere at home,  pleasant relations with others,  knowledge, etc.

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Enjoy all types of wealth

Hence, Lakshmi manifests Herself into eight forms, popularly known as Ashtalakshmi. She signifies eight different forms of wealth – prosperity, fertility, good luck, good health, knowledge, strength, progeny and power.

  1. Adi Lakshmi – Adi means the ‘source’. It means the wealth that supports a seeker to reach at his source – consciousness. In other words, it means spiritual wealth / knowledge. Whether a person believes it or not, happiness, bliss and peace  comes effortlessly by spirituality. With the blessings of Adi Lakshmi, a person attains a strong, focused, unwavering mind full of wisdom and strength.
  2. Dhana Lakshmi – Dhana means money. She is the giver of wealth in the form of money. With the help of money one acquires all the material things like big houses, expensive clothes, far away travels, exotic vacations, jewelries, etc.
  3. Dhanya Lakshmi – Dhanya means ‘grains’. She is the Goddess of agricultural wealth depicting fertile land, clean environment, good produce of crops, abundance of food. This also means prosperity in the form of food. The person would love to throw parties where sumptuous delicious  food is made and everyone enjoys it!  It denotes pleasures of life in relation to food, family and friends. A person might also be inclined to donate food in charity to the poor and needy .
  4. Gaja Lakshmi – Gaja means ‘elephant’. In this context elephant means cattle or animals. Prosperity in the form of animals might be linked to farmers owning a number of cattle, also people owning dairy farms and pleasures a person can receive from having pet animals, aquariums, farms etc.
  5. Santaan Lakshmi – Santaan means ‘offspring’. It means, wealth of having children, having a family. Having the fortune of giving birth to another life through you and also the happiness one gets from raising ones children, seeing them grow, watching them being successful in their endeavors, is immeasurable. Having sensitive and well character-ed kids with strong moral values definitely makes life rich for the parents.
  6. Dhairya Lakshmi – Dhairya means ‘patience’.Patience is a positive quality in a person. With patience one can achieve greatest things in life. It is a strength. An impatient person will be quarrelsome and will face hurdles in the smallest of things.
  7. Jaya Lakshmi – Jaya means ‘victory’. Victory means conquering hurdles of life to achieve success. Through courage comes victory. Courage, focus and clarity of thoughts leads to having a fulfilling life.
  8. Vidya Lakshmi – Vidya means ‘knowledge’. Knowledge here means knowledge of subjects like science, arts and everything that is material by nature.The degree one gets, the field one is in, the subjects one is passionate about- physics, mathematics, commerce, languages, history, etc. all comes under this category. And the pleasures and success that one acquires by studying and utilizing the knowledge of ones favorite subjects into wholesome careers and earning and enjoying life through it comes under Vidya Lakshmi.

These are the eight forms of Ashtalakshmi. From here, one can realize that wealth doesn’t mean only money but also how happy one can be from the bottom of one’s heart – by means of having patience, courage, material and spiritual knowledge, raising kids by providing them good environment, by being social, by enjoying sumptuous food with friends and family, and by spending time with animals – one becomes sensitive to Nature, thus, enjoying ALL ASPECTS of life.