The tradition in the tribal villages in Orissa is to is to wash the little ones with Turmeric. Turmeric is widely used as a food coloring and gives Indian curry its distinctive flavor and yellow color. It is also used in mustard and to color butter

Turmeric - goes often in curries :)

Turmeric Trees, behind my old house's yard...

Turmeric comes from the rhizome of the plant, which is dug up, peeled, cleaned and then dried before being ground to a powder. This neatly shows the bright curcumin colour of the turmeric spice.

The recipe can be found here (and turmeric is SO good for you!).

Turmeric flower

From an Indian home kitchen, prepared painstakingly and traditionally by hand. Recipe that uses turmeric on The Well-Seasoned Cook

pot of turmeric

Turmeric plantations in 'Koynaadu', Kodagu

Raw turmeric roots

I used turmeric powder and the sun to dye some superwash sock yarn.

Turmeric powder and roots. Turmeric is one of nature's most powerful healers.

I used turmeric powder and the sun to dye some superwash sock yarn.

Whole dried turmeric, powdered turmeric and fresh turmeric. Turmeric is one of my favourite spices and is the one responsible for giving curries their wonderful yellow hue. In more recent years, turmeric has gained a lot of popularity from the healt

Todays breakfast , French toast with Desi style . A pinch of turmeric powder really added the taste and color!

Fresh Turmeric Powder from Eastern Condiments Pvt Ltd

The #PITTA poster gives basic descriptions of the following ayurvedic concepts: 1. Qualities of the Dosha. 2. Body type description (including time of day, season etc.) 3. Sub types. 4. Main sites of Dosha 5. What imbalances the Dosha. 6. Manifestations of imbalance. 7. How to treat. 8. Herbs for Dosha. 9. Yoga asanas.

kapha poster

Ayurveda: Vata dosha poster. (hard to read tho)


Cardamom - Detoxifies the body of caffeine - Cleanses kidneys and bladder - Stimulates digestive system and reduces gas - Expectorant action - Improves circulation to the lungs and thus considered good for asthma and bronchitis - Antispasmodic - Can counteract excess acidity in the stomach - Stimulates appetite - Remedy for tendency to infection - Cures halitosis (bad breath)