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Khas, a long cool drink to beat the heat

Khas, a long cool drink to beat the heat

Many ancient Indian concepts are gaining acceptance in the west today. Amongst these are vegetarianismnaturopathyaromatherapy and ayurveda.

Scientists the world over are now studying ancient Indian books to comprehend the magical properties of herbs and plants for application in medicine, cosmetics.

Here we present some of the healing herbs that are integral to Indian culture. Delicate miniatures, specially commissioned for this calendar from the renowned painter Mahaveer Swami of Bikaner, illustrate the use of these herbs. Miniature painting style originated in the 14th century in Western India. In keeping with the spirit of the theme, the paintings use colours of organic origin, minerals and vegetables.

Garlic clears vision, enhances memory, boosts immunity

Garlic clears vision, enhances memory, boosts immunity

Sandalwood - part of beauty regime, fragrant & cooling, etc.

Sandalwood – part of beauty regime, fragrant & cooling, etc.

Methi massage for the baby: useful in rheumatism, chronic cough

Methi massage for the baby: useful in rheumatism, chronic cough

Neem leaves boiled in bath water: antiseptic, disinfectant

Neem leaves boiled in bath water: antiseptic, disinfectant

Haldi massage for a healthy skin: useful in arthritis, throat infections, etc.

Haldi massage for a healthy skin: useful in arthritis, throat infections, etc.

Amla hair oil: rich in Vitamin C, used as tonic in winter

Amla hair oil: rich in Vitamin C, used as tonic in winter

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