CHAPATI- Whole wheat bread

CHAPATI – How to make yeast free whole wheat flat bread


Use fine whole wheat flour, add 1 tsp oil, water and make a dough. Roll lemon sized balls into flat bread using some flour. Roast on skillet on medium heat both sides or one side on skillet and other side on direct flame. Enjoy chapati bread with touch of ghee.

Health benefits –
Great for colon health due to its fiber contain hence prevents constipation, prevents diabetes, cardiac conditions and certain cancer conditions, great for nerve tissue as nerve tissue needs complex carbohydrates.
Ayurveda – Great for all dosha, mainly VATA, a governing energy.

Tip -Avoid chapati if you have gluten allergy. Same recipe can be made using millet flour.

Also don’t get discouraged if chapati is not as perfect on first few efforts, it needs practice.


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LAVAN Rasa – SALTY Taste

Lavan – Salt

Effect on health : It cleanses sticky mucus and opens body channels for smooth flow, stimulates digestive fire. Enhances taste as salt brings taste to all food.

Foods that have Salty taste – Salt, sea salt, rock salt and mineral salt

Effect on Dosha – V- P+ K+

Too much salt – Increases Pitta and creates Water retention resulting into swelling, creates skin conditions like eczema, acidity, ulcers, burning, It is also reason for hair fall, early balding.

TIP – Ayurveda strongly recommends salt to be added in cooking. Sprinkling salt over the food is not recommended as it is uncooked salt which may create above mentioned imbalances.



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Amla Rasa – Sour Taste

2. AMLA Rasa- SOUR Taste

Effects on health – enhance taste experience by cleansing and stimulating taste buds, also cleanses body waste smoothly. It improves appetite, digestion and blood circulation.

Foods that have Sour taste – (recommended) Lemon/lime, Gooseberries, Oranges, Pomegranate, Buttermilk.

Too much Sour – Increases PITTA – Creates imbalance that stimulates skin rashes, increases heat in the body resulting into bleeding, Also results in migraine headache, hair fall.6337e10260319b6ef35d3fa98c7655e3




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Madhura Rasa- Sweet Taste, Ayurvedic Nutrition

Shad Rasa Ahar – 6 Tastes in Meal

Ayurveda has developed a very simple dietary program – the SIX TASTES. It teaches that all six tastes (Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Pungent, Astringent) should be eaten at every meal for us to feel satisfied and to ensure that all major food groups and nutrients are represented. Much of the wisdom of Ayurvedic nutrition rests on the tip of your tongue, literally!

  1. MADHURA Rasa – SWEET Taste
    Effects on Health – increases the general body resistance against a disease. It helps to increase the body tissues, it enhances the OJAS, or the vital energy.
    Foods that have Sweet taste – Grains, Lentils, Fruits, Dairy, Nuts, Honey, Jaggery.



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Ayurvedadag-öppet hus på Salve

Lördagen den 7 november 12-15

Vi börjar dagen med ett föredrag om Ayurveda (engelska, med översättning vid behov)
Ayurveda, eller kunskapen om livet (ayur: kunskap, veda:liv), är en indisk läkekonst med tusenåriga anor från den vediska kulturen. I ayurveda är åtgärder för att bibehålla en god hälsa väl så viktiga som att bota och lindra sjukdomar.

Efter föredraget ger Dr. (Vaidya) Tejal Athavle-Limaye kortare hälsokonsultationer för 200kr. Marie Svensson och Ewa Ahlsén ger kortare ayurvediska behandlingar för 100kr. Antal platser är begränsade för konsultation och behandling. Under dagen tar vi endast emot kontant betalning.

Under dagen kan du även göra bokningar till hälsokonsultation och alla ayurvediska behandlingar med en rabatt på 25%.

Varmt välkommen!

Föranmälan kan göras till Tejal,


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Today is World Heart Day :

Today is World Heart Day :

Ayurveda recommends special healing therapy for Heart: Hrid Basti

imageHrid means Heart and Basti means the container or retainer. Hrid basti is a procedure in which a ring of dough is placed around the heart area which is then filled with medicated oil that has been warmed to body temperature. Warm, herbal oil is left on your chest for up to 30 minutes. This is also an effective therapy for emotional healing.

Benefits of Hrid Basti :

  • Pacifies aggravated Vata dosha in the chest region
  • Nourishes and strengthens the cardiac muscles, thus rejuvenate the heart
  • Regulates cardiac functions.
  • Relieves deep-seated emotions- stress, anger and grief
  • Improves blood circulation and breathing
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