Category Archives: Ayurveda

The role of sweat & sebum in healthy skin – the Krya Ayurvedic skincare series

The role of sweat & sebum in healthy skin – the Krya Ayurvedic skincare series

Our new series on Ayurvedic skin care and how to look after your skin well this winter will run all this month on Krya. We ran a short poll earlier last week asking for suggestions for this week’s series. Unsurprisingly, 2 topics were very popular: winter skin care and suggestions on improving hair length andContinue Reading

Herb Thursdays at Krya – the ayurvedic properties & benefits of Vacha (Acorus calamus / Vasambu)

One of our employees at Krya has a 3 year old daughter. One day when the child was playing outside her home, she wandered off from her street and got lost in the neighbourhood. It took the parents atleast 2 – 3 hours to find the child, and finally someone who knew and identified theContinue Reading

Krya formulation Tuesdays – Krya classic skin oil with Manjishta & Chandana for oily skin

I recently received an email from a consumer asking for help to choose the right skin care products for her. She is a 21 year old girl who lives in a very hot and dry climate where temperatures are usually between 37 – 40 deg centigrade. She found that her skin was going dry inContinue Reading

Ayurvedic superfoods – The Foxnut (Phool Makhana)

What you see in the picture is 2 handfuls of fox nuts (Phool Makhana) being roasted with 1 – 2 teaspoons of ghee. The result is a very crunchy, crisp and wonderful native Super food which has many wonderful health giving properties. Euryale ferox is described in Ayurveda as having properties very similar to PadmaContinue Reading

Krya Hair 101 series – 4 principles of Mindful eating

Krya Hair 101 series – 4 principles of Mindful eating

Ayurveda believes that the food we eat literally makes up every part of our body. Every organ system is formed by metabolising of the food we eat and assimilating the nutrients from the metabolised food. Ayurveda divides the body into seven layers (and organ systems) of increasing complexity. Each succeeding layer is formed after theContinue Reading

Formulation Tuesdays at Krya – Krya Kids Hairwash

Formulation Tuesdays at Krya – Krya Kids Hairwash

Just how bad / toxic are synthetic baby and kids products?  The short answer: very The long answer: Do you have a lifetime to listen to our rants? We often blog about the myriad suspect chemicals, possible carcinogens and irritant ingredients that are knowingly or unknowingly a part of the personal care pantheon designed forContinue Reading

How extreme exercise is linked to hair loss: Insights from Ayurveda

How extreme exercise is linked to hair loss: Insights from Ayurveda

Is there a thing as too much exercising? , you may ask. This is an age of obesity, of food walks, of people describing themselves as foodies, of people wanting to quit their corporate jobs and start a restaurant, of the rise of several food networks, celebrity chefs, reality shows around food, and travel destinationsContinue Reading

Does onion juice really stimulate hair growth? Ayurvedic insights from Krya

Does onion juice really stimulate hair growth? Ayurvedic insights from Krya

We are often asked about 2 Internet miracle cure remedies for hairfall: the application of Onion juice on scalp and the use of castor oil on hair for boosting hair growth and to treat alopecia and balding. Even when we suggest Krya products, a change in diet and lifestyle practices like Abhyanga and Yoga, weContinue Reading

3 Hair Oil Hacks to prevent Bad Hair Days

3 Hair Oil Hacks to prevent Bad Hair Days

Oiling of the skin and scalp is a uniquely Ayurvedic practice that has been suggested for thousands of years in India to balance vata dosha in the body, to remove excess Pitta in the hair, calm and soothe the brain, improve and aid the working of the eyes, and keep both hair and skin inContinue Reading

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