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Kitchen advice from my Ayurvedic Pantry

“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force to reach health.”

As we head-on, it is becoming more and more evident for the one looking to health

with a holistic heart and mind that nature is the only god-worthy source we have.

According to Ayurveda, health is included in whole life aspects and centered into

the word ”Holy,” the inner terrain is what we should focus on.

A balanced internal environment is well protected from toxins such as fungi, viruses,

and bacteria, life forms that we humans lived side by side with at all times.

The knowledge of Ayurveda that stayed with humanity for thousands of years would

never have survived if it did not fulfill its intentions to heal. After all, to vibrate perfectly

in nature, one must be in a balanced tune.

Kitchen advice from my Ayurvedic Pantry

In my blog, I will share kitchen advice that is easy to practice at home to influence

your health in the right direction.


Sesame Oil

Sesame oil plays a vital role and is the most widely used base oils in Ayurvedic

holistic medicine.

Sesame has one of the highest oil concentrations of any seed, exceeding 50%

compared to soybean's 20%. It is also one of the most stable vegetable oils.


Toasted sesame oil provides a much richer, nuttier flavor for cooking,

mixed with various herbs, it acquires its qualities without losing

its properties. Sesame oil also promotes the power of digestion.

As with other oils, store your sesame oil in a cool, dark place in an

airtight container.


It is inherently warm and perfect for ”Abhyanga.” — self-massage that both exercises

and calms the body and mind. Regular self-massage with sesame oil lubricates the muscles and tissues and provides resilience, vitality, and vigor to the body.

A good tip is to use a light warm oil for tired limbs. Good for skin health, to use for


Note: About your Dosha, It calms Vata and Kapha and slightly increases Pitta.

Live well & wisely!

Anna Charlotte

Anna Charlotte Rosenberg Bosten

Textile Artist, Creative Director, Healer, Author

Lives and works in Paris & Stockholm

Photo: Richard von Hofsten

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