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The importance of Diwali Cleaning

This post was last updated on October 20, 2022 by Preethi Sukumaran It was 2002 in Green Park, Delhi. I was a lowly Management Trainee in Sales living in a 2 room Barsati in an upscale neighbourhood in Delhi. My…

Cleansing
Preethi Sukumaran

How to use a face wash powder | Ayurvedic skin cleansing benefits & Q&A

This post was last updated on November 19, 2022 by Preethi Sukumaran A common question we are asked at Krya is how to use a face wash which happens to be a powder. We get this question a lot, as we sell only Ayurvedic powder face washes and body washes. This is a hot new trend in skin care, with everyone from big box retail brands, to high end dermatologists weighing in o the benefits of using raw, natural food ingredients to gently cleanse skin. The commonly quoted example is using fine rice grains or matcha tea powder which is

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how to increase hair volume - 6 lifestyle tips
Hair care in Ayurveda
Preethi Sukumaran

How to increase hair volume and density | 6 Ayurvedic tips for thinning hair

This post was last updated on February 23, 2024 by Preethi Sukumaran Hair thinning is an extremely common problem today. It affects nearly 60% of Men and half the adult female population. We used to see it post menopause a few decades ago, but now younger and younger age groups are experiencing this, thanks to issues like PCOD, stress, etc. The internet is rife with articles on how to increase hair volume and thickness naturally. You might wonder is using Ayurvedic herbs like fenugreek, Amla, etc. can improve volume of your hair, promote hair growth or thicken hair naturally (as

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Environmental Concerns
Preethi Sukumaran

The importance of Diwali Cleaning

This post was last updated on October 20, 2022 by Preethi Sukumaran It was 2002 in Green Park, Delhi. I was a lowly Management Trainee in Sales living in a 2 room Barsati in an upscale neighbourhood in Delhi. My landlord had built a bunch of 1 and 2 room sets in an outhouse off his main house to rent to women students and women employees who lived in Delhi and wanted a safe, yet convenient place to live out of and commute. That it was about 50 km one way from my place of work is beside the point

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acacia concinna benefits
Ayurvedic shampoos
Preethi Sukumaran

Acacia concinna | Shikakai | ayurvedic properties & medicinal benefits

This post was last updated on November 2, 2022 by Preethi Sukumaran Acacia concinna , better known as Shikakai, is a herb many of us are familiar with in the Indian sub-continent . As children, many of us would have cried furiously from its sharp, stinging sensation when it accidentally entered the eyes. Acacia concinna is used for a lot more than just hair care in Ayurveda. It has been documented across texts for its cleansing, wound healing, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. In this article, we will delve into the properties of this ayurvedic herb, its features & its general

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The ultimt compilation of teh benefits of henna
Basics of Ayurveda & Health
Preethi Sukumaran

Benefits of Henna | Lawsonia inermis

Henna . Mehndi Leaf. Marudhani Illai. If you are in the Indian subcontinent, you would have definitely encountered this beautiful leaf that dyes your skin a pretty shade of orange red. And you might have grown up seeing many women using this to decorate their hands or dye their hair. But did you know that Henna is so much more than a hair dye? it has many medicinal uses as per classical Ayurvedic texts. There are also many important restrictions we must be aware of when we decide to use Henna. A Botanical introduction to Henna Lawsonia inermis or Henna

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Greeshma ritu guidelines krya
Ritucharya (Seasonal care)
srinivas krishnaswamy

Greeshma Ritucharya – Ayurvedic Guidelines for Summer

This post was last updated on August 5, 2023 by Preethi Sukumaran According to Ayurveda, greeshma rtu is a two month season of peak summer. It lasts from mid-May to mid-July. Greeshma rtu is the last of the 3 seasons in the adana kaala or Northern solstice, when the Sun moves in the northern direction (same as Uttarayana).  Adana kala and its impact on our body Adana kaala starts from makara sankaranti, which falls in mid-january, and lasts till the end of greeshma rtu. This is considered to be a period of ‘reduction’ or ‘extraction by squeezing out energy’ for

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