2005.3 & 2005.4
(Trachyspermum Ammi / Ptychotis Ajowan)
.There is a large variety of Ayurvedic Aromatherapy oils, toname just a few–Ashwagandha, Lotus, Ajowan, Mogra, Neem,Costus, Gul-Heena, Heena leaf, Champa, Curry Leaf, Betelleaf, Davana, Lotus, Saffron, Rhukhus, Tulsi, Jatamansi,Kewda, Brahmi, Clove, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cardamon,Black pepper, Aamla, Cumin and Coriander seed and leaf, thelist goes on and on!!!These oils can be used in conjunction with regular Aromatherapy oils.
SIX TASTES (RASAS)
Ayurveda emphasizes the Rasas (tastes) as the tastes influ-ence the balance of the doshas in the body. The Rasas arederived from the five great elements (Panch Mahabhutas)- Air, water, fire, earth and ether. They have a total effect onall parts of the organism, not merely the tongue, as tastedoes not disappear from food even after it is digested. Eachcell has a rudimentary sense of taste and each is affected by the taste of its nutrients. Similarly these oils go by the tasteand the effect it would have through application on the skin.
SWEET (MADHURA)-COMPOSEDMAINLY OF EARTH & WATER
Increases kapha & decreases pittaCooling, heavy and unctuousGood for pittaNourishes and exhilarates the body and the mindIncreases all tissues
SOUR (AMLA)-COMPOSEDMAINLY OF EARTH & FIRE
Increases kapha & pitta, decreases vataHeating, heavy & unctuousGood for vataRefreshes the beingEncourages elimination of wastesLessens tremors and improves appetite and digestion
SALTY (LAVANA) -COMPOSEDMAINLY OF WATER & FIRE
Increases kapha & pitta, decreases vataHeating, heavy & unctuousGood for vataEliminates wastes and cleanses the body Increases digestive capacity Softens and loosens tissues
PUNGENT (TIKTA) -COMPOSEDMAINLY OF FIRE & AIR
Increases pitta & vata, decreases kaphaHeating, light & dry Good for kaphaFlushes all types of secretionsReduces kapha like tissues such as semen, milk and fat.
BITTER (KATU)-COMPOSEDMAINLY OF AIR & ETHER
Increases vata, decreases pitta and kaphaCooling, light & dry Good for pitta, kaphaPurifies and dries all secretionsTones organism by returning taste to normal balanceIncreases appetite and controls skin diseases and fevers
ASTRINGENT (KASHAYA)-COMPOSEDMAINLY OF AIR & EARTH
Increases vata & decreases pitta, kaphaCooling, light & dry Good for pitta, kaphaHeals purifies and constricts all parts of the body Reduces all secretionsCan be anti-aphrodisiacI have listed some of the rare and unique Ayurveda Aromatherapy oils in short for you to have an understandingof these oils.
Ashwaganda (infused in Sesame)
Withania Somnifera) (
Winter Cherry)Family: SolanaceaePart of Plant: roots Habitat: Western India and SouthernEuropeTaste: bitter, astringentDosha effect: it pacifies Vata and Kapha, and if used inexcessive amounts, it aggravates Pitta
Body: tonic; nerve sedative; diuretic; rejuvenating; muscu-lar weakness; insomnia; seminal debility; aphrodisiacSkin: astringent; glow to the skin; leucoderma; oedema;anti-wrinkleMind/Emotions: mental irritability