Ayurveda Pura Product Review By Bedfordshire On Sunday
For those who are unfamiliar with the term Ayurveda, and who are slightly befuddled by the title of this article, it is the name for the ancient Indian holistic medical system. I must admit, these product reviews have been my first proper introduction to anything holistic, which may make me a perfect guinea pig, however, as a beginner I found I had to do quite a bit of reading so that I could fully understand the products.
Luckily, I’ve done all the hard work for you, and can give you a brief and concise summary of what Ayurveda Pura is all about:
1. The main aim of this Indian holistic medical system is to achieve physical and mental harmony with nature. It is a system that has been practiced for more than 5000 years, comprising diet, Yoga, massage, detoxification, herbal remedies, meditation and daily lifestyle.
2. The word Ayurveda translates to mean ‘science of life.’ Created during a time of enlightenment, sages of ancient India discovered truth by means of religious practices and disciplines such as Yoga and meditation.
3. A focus on a belief in a close relationship between man and the universe and the flow of cosmic energy in different forms between all living and non-living things.
4. Ayurvedic teachings believe that everybody has four physical and spiritual instincts: religious, financial, procreative, and the instinct of freedom. When combined, these instincts create happiness, wellbeing, and creative and physical growth.
5. Balance and good health are required and must be maintained for these instincts to be enjoyed.
6. Ayurveda aims to promote good health in healthy people and restore health to those who are lacking, in order to achieve the important foundation upon which the rest of life is based.
I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of trying Ayurveda Pura’s Re-energise and De-stress teas, as well as their natural health food supplement Chyawanprash.
I absolutely loved the teas. I found that Re-energise was perfect for when I’d just come back from the gym, to get me out of that ‘I just want to rest my limbs’ slumber. Said to boost energy levels and balance the Kapha Dosha – the principle of stability and maintenance in any living organism – this tea has a genuine ‘re-energise’ effect on your body. I definitely noticed a positive shift in my mood, and the fact that it removes any toxins and excess water from the body makes it a healthy must-have.
The De-Stress tea is just as handy, helping to calm the mind, relax the body, but also balance the digestive system. I liked to take this just after getting in from work, or whenever I started to feel a bit overwhelmed by day-to-day things. An amazing product if you’re doing a detox, this tea balances the Vata Dosha – the principle of movement in all living organisms.
Teas, I have had some experience with in the past, however food supplements such as Chyawanprash, were completely alien to me, so I had no idea what to expect. This product works as a rejuvenative health tonic as well as a natural antidote to stress. Combining a selection of up to 47 high quality natural ingredients such as fruits, spices and herbs, this jam-like product is a brilliant source of vitamins. There are a variety of ways in which this product can be consumed, from spreading on toast, to mixing into a glass of warm milk. However I found the colour when mixed with milk to be a little off-putting, so my personal favourite was mixing it in with herbal tea. The flavour is fresh and sharp, and mixing it with a tea means the flavour isn’t too overpowering, but isn’t lost either. It is recommended to have 1-2 teaspoons of Chyawanprash a day, so I had 1 teaspoon in a mug of white tea before bed. I didn’t feel any physical effect as such, but the fact that I was getting a direct source of vitamins that wasn’t in the form of a tablet made me enthusiastic to introduce it into my diet. Winner of the Great Taste 2013 award, this is a product that I would recommend to those interested in adopting a healthy lifestyle.