The history and benefits of plant-based ingredients
28 Aug 2020
Olive oil nutrients and types
Olive oil contains naturally occurring nutrients, including vitamins and antioxidants. Find out how they can support your health.
25 Aug 2020
Olive oil benefits: Is olive oil good for you?
Good news: Olive oil is definitely good for you.
20 Jul 2020
Holy basil benefits: Long live the Queen of Herbs
In Ayurveda, tulsi, or holy basil, is known as the Queen of Herbs. Find out more about holy basil benefits, and about the … Continued
13 Jul 2020
Triphala benefits: three fruits with incredible powers
Triphala is one of the most important polyherbal preparations in Ayurveda. Modern science is starting to understand why. Learn more about triphala benefits. … Continued
29 Jun 2020
Amla benefits, uses and side effects
Amla is an important medicinal plant in Ayurveda. A powerful antioxidant, amla benefits are numerous. We tell you more about some.
22 Jun 2020
Five extraordinary turmeric benefits
Turmeric has been used in India for centuries. Both food and medicine, much of what is extraordinary about turmeric benefits is down to … Continued
15 Jun 2020
Ashwagandha benefits and uses
Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen and one of the most important in the Ayurvedic healing tradition. What are ashwagandha benefits?
8 Apr 2019
Tiger nut benefits: Tigernut, Tiger’s Blood
Who wouldn’t want to have tiger blood running through their veins? Grace, speed, beauty… tigers have it all. Discover the tiger nut benefits.
1 Apr 2019
Lulling to the soul: poppy seed oil
As the exquisite, timeless poet John Keats wrote, “Through the dancing poppies stole A breeze, most softly lulling to my soul”. Indeed, poppies … Continued
18 Feb 2019
Jerusalem artichoke: We’re all golden sunchokes inside
None other than the wild, intensely free-thinking Beat poet Allen Ginsberg said, “We’re all golden sunflowers inside.” If Ginsberg ever ate Jerusalem artichoke, … Continued
4 Feb 2019
Seven rose water health benefits
From helping a sore throat to soothing your skin, rose water is a gentle natural ingredient that should be part of your daily … Continued
28 Jan 2019
Buckwheat: Real benefits from a pseudocereal
There are times when it’s better to be a fake! Buckwheat is a pseudo-cereal, which means that it is not a grass. However, … Continued
21 Jan 2019
Nopal: A Mexican delicacy enters our diets
Anyone who has spent time in Mexico, or in a region infused with Mexican flavours, will have met nopal, a name often given … Continued
14 Jan 2019
Milk thistle benefits: How to cleanse your liver
Discover the impressive benefits of milk thistle. Traditional medicine has used it for centuries for liver detox, skin health and overall wellbeing.
31 Dec 2018
Aloe vera health benefits, from Alexander the Great to the 21st century
Aloe vera may well be the oldest recorded plant known to humankind. It has been widely recognised around the world to hold medicinal … Continued
8 Oct 2018
Chia seeds: health benefits and recipes
In at least one Mayan language, ‘chia’ means ‘strength’, and seems reasonable to conclude that this probably derives from the huge amounts of … Continued
27 Aug 2018
Aronia health benefits: From Jicarilla to modern days
The aronia berry native to North America has a wide array of health benefits. Hence, it deserves a special place in the kitchen. … Continued