Fenugreek contains active components of alkaloids, lys and L – tryptophan, in addition to steroidal saponins (tigogenin, diosgenin, neotigogenin and yamogenin). It is traditionally soaked overnight in water and, first thing in the morning, the water is drained and drunk.
It is said that Fenugreek contains anti-Inflammatory properties and can also help with weight loss. It is helpful in aiding in digestion by providing a protective layer for the stomach and the bowels and lowering gastric problems and also relieving constipation. In addition, it can help reduce cholesterol levels by lowering LDL cholesterol within the blood and also raising HDL within the body to help reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.
The benefits of Shirodhara
Shiro means head, dhara is a flow of oil, so Shirodhara means flow of oil on the head.
It is a classic Ayurvedic treatment which helps to relieve mental stress, give clarity and improve focus and concentration.
The benefits of Udwarthanam
The word Udvartana is largely used for the most famous body treatment in Ayurveda to address and reduce weight. However, if we refer to the classics of Ayurveda we have different types of Udvartana mentioned, which are classified according to their action on the body and the result the Ayurveda physician would like to achieve.
Also there is a large misbelief that Udvartana is only used as a treatment to lose weight, whereas Sushruta (Father of Ayurvedic Surgery), divides the Ayurvedic powder massages into three parts: Utsadana, Udgharshana and Udvartana.
Toners, an important step in every home-care routine.
Toners seem to have received a bad rap over the last few years. This is understandable as many contain alcohol or harsh ingredients that can dry out the skin or worse, irritate it. Generally designed to be used after cleansing to remove excess cleanser or mask, Toners instantly refresh and prep the skin for what is to come. Find the right one for your skin type and you will never look back. And, it will definitely become a staple in home care routine.
What is a Bhasma?
A Bhasma is the ash from a fire where a specific wood, herbs or other purifying items are used. A Bhasma possesses healing powers and is used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine both internally and externally. Vedic chemistry is a part of Ayurveda, which deals with herbo-mineral, metals and non-metal. Gold and silver and other precious stones like diamond and pearl have curative properties which are safe. The process for preparing Bhasma is time-consuming and complicated.
OmVeda formulations and our methodology adhere to the ancient Ayurvedic texts, and traditional formulations so you can be assured of the most authentic and quality products for use both at home and in professional treatments. It’s the oldest active recorded system of natural healing and is a part of the Vedic Science.
Each of our products is made from 100% natural herbal ingredients which have been used throughout history for their exceptional healing properties in the care of the skin, body, hair and overall wellbeing. The strength of the ingredients lies in their natural cures as Mother Nature has provided us with herbs that are cooling, stimulating, nourishing, heating, antiseptic, anti-viral and germicidal.
We formulate our products to help balance skin and scalp by treating the tissues with the qualities of the herbs required. Our plants and herbs are hand-picked at the right time and in the right season to maximise their potency and healing properties. All OmVeda ingredients are sourced on optimal growth conditions for each plant to ensure their purity and maximum potency.
We are extremely proud to let you know that we support small organic farmers who work tirelessly to produce our biodynamic herbs that are used in all of our products.
And, as per our philosophy, NO product is tested on any of God’s beautiful creatures.
According to Vedic Texts, taking the juice of Eclipta Alba or Bhringaraja (its Sanskrit name) with honey may help prevent the onset of senility and its oil is one of the best medicated massage oils for use in rejuvenating therapies.
There are 3 kinds of Eclipta Alba, a white flowering and yellow flowering and a black fruiting. All 3 grow throughout India and can be found around marshes, rivers and lakes and at the foothills of the Himalayas.
Amla or Indian Gooseberry is certainly a wonder fruit. Nourishing to the body when taken internally, in India it is used to make chutney and can also be used in smoothies. It has heaps of health benefits when taken internally such as balancing acid in the tummy, flushing out toxins and increasing vitality. It is also said that Amla nourishes the brain function, supports the heart, improves muscle tone and eliminates free radicals. It is also just as fantastic for the skin and hair.
Ayurvedic Shampoos are made from herbs which means they are totally natural.
Traditionally, effective early shampoos was made by boiling Sapindus with dried Indian gooseberry (amla) and a few other herbs, using the strained extract. Sapindus, also known as soapberries or soapnuts, and its fruit pulp contain saponins which are a natural surfectant. The extract of soapberries, a tropical tree widespread in India, creates a lather and is also known for its detangling properties. It leaves the hair soft, shiny and manageable. Other herbs used for hair are shikakai (Acacia concinna), soapnuts (Sapindus), hibiscus flowers, henna, brahmi to name a few.