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23rd maj 2014

Neem: revered and cooling

In Ayurveda, Neem – the same genus as the mahogany tree – is used to cool and soothe the body. With overheating comes side effects such as digestive heat, redness and sweating, and bitter foods such as Neem have been used in traditional Indian medicine for hundreds of years to cool you down.

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23rd maj 2014

Guggul: one of Ayurveda's most endangered plants

Over-usage and destructive harvesting methods have led guggul – or Indian myrrh – to become one of the most endangered plants used in Ayurveda. We work with farmers in Rajasthan, who are aiming to reverse the decline by choosing to cultivate guggul to bring its magic back.

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23rd maj 2014

Introducing super spice ginger and its benefits

Warming, good for digestion and a natural protector are just some of the benefits of ginger. This super spice has been used for centuries as a central part of the Asian diet and traditional healthcare. Here at Pukka, we use ginger in so many of our teas and supplements – not just because of its exotic flavour but also because of the health benefits.

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23rd maj 2014

Introducing Amla - the nurturer

The Indian Gooseberry has a number of different names: while ‘Amla’ is the original Hindi name, you’ll also find it described as ‘Amalaki’ in Sanskrit and ‘Dhatri’ in Ayurveda. With ‘Dhatri’ meaning ‘mother’ or ‘nurse’, it’s those nurturing properties that make it such an important part of many of our supplements.

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