Plants

19th lipnja 2014

Ayurvedic herbs: under threat

As growing numbers of people turn to Ayurveda for their health, some of its most valuable herb species have now become endangered. We’re privileged to be helping to protect them.

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19th lipnja 2014

Growing kutki in the Himalayas

Kutki is popular in Ayurvedic tradition for its anti-inflammatory properties; it is also endangered, which is why we’re behind a vital conservation effort in the Himalayas.

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19th lipnja 2014

How we grow, source and harvest ashwagandha

Over the years we have returned to the organic ashwagandha fields many times and know the farmers well, to build relationships, understand challenges and produce a perfectly 'powderable' ashwagandha to use in our supplements.

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28th svibnja 2014

A conservation project in South India - Planting 108 trees

For the last few years, we’ve supported a vital tree-planting project organised and run by our remarkable Pukka partner, Mr Shastry. Each year, his team plant 108 sapling species of rare and endangered trees in one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hotspots, the Western Ghats. Their efforts are helping to conserve a priceless pocket where some of India’s most important wildlife lives.

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23rd svibnja 2014

Neem: revered and cooling

In Ayurveda, Neem – the same genus as the mahogany tree – is used to cool and soothe the body. With overheating comes side effects such as digestive heat, redness and sweating, and bitter foods such as Neem have been used in traditional Indian medicine for hundreds of years to cool you down.

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