• Do I Have a Dosha Imbalance? [video]
    • Ask Banyan
    • Today
    Do I Have a Dosha Imbalance? [video]

    We're often asked how someone can determine if they're experiencing an imbalance in the mind or in the body. According to Ayurveda, it all starts with knowing your baseline. In this article and video from our Ask Banyan series, we'll discuss how to check in with yourself to see how certain foods or activities might be impacting your overall state of wellness. 

  • Power Up Your Detox with Total Body Cleanse!
    • Our Products
    • 2 days ago
    Power Up Your Detox with Total Body Cleanse!

    Whether you’re planning a traditional Ayurvedic cleanse or a quick detox, Total Body Cleanse can offer support. Find out how these powerful herbal tablets can supercharge your cleanse.

  • How Cleansing Has Transformed My Life
    • Diet
    • 5 days ago
    How Cleansing Has Transformed My Life

    Ayurvedic cleansing has been around for thousands of years. Check out this real-life, inspirational story of how cleansing helped one woman develop a more positive relationship with food. 

  • Amalaki: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
    • Our Products
    • September 09, 2019
    Amalaki: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    Amalaki, also known as amla, is the perfect herb to welcome into practically everyone’s daily routines. Read this article to learn how it can be a true lifelong herbal ally. 

  • Yoga and Meditation for Improved Focus and Awareness
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • September 03, 2019
    Yoga and Meditation for Improved Focus and Awareness

    Yoga and meditation can be of great help when it comes to mental clarity and focus. Here are some yoga asanas and a meditation technique to sharpen and improve memory and concentration.

  • What Is the Best Breakfast for Vata? [video]
    • Ask Banyan
    • August 30, 2019
    What Is the Best Breakfast for Vata? [video]

    Vata people tend to forget breakfast or eat on-the-go. In this video, we'll cover vata breakfast meal ideas and a few of our favorite vata balancing breakfast recipes.

  • Bacopa: An Ayurvedic Brain Food
    • Our Products
    • August 27, 2019
    Bacopa: An Ayurvedic Brain Food

    Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri) is a wonderful herb that has been a highly praised rejuvenative for the brain for thousands of years. Bacopa calms and soothes the nervous system, supports the intellect, and maintains alertness and tranquility while providing energy to the brain. It has long been a favorite of students as it enhances learning, concentration, and memory.

  • Satisfying Kitchari Recipe for Hungry Pitta Bellies
    • Recipes & DIY
    • August 20, 2019
    Satisfying Kitchari Recipe for Hungry Pitta Bellies

    This recipe is perfect for the end of the summer to release excess heat that builds up during the hot months, or any time of year you want to reset your gut, cool and nourish your body, and upgrade your overall health.

  • 10 Gentle Yoga Stretches You Can Do in Bed
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • August 15, 2019
    10 Gentle Yoga Stretches You Can Do in Bed

    Find out which poses you can practice in your very own bed! Whether you’re just beginning your day or unwinding before sleep, these ten easy postures can help to stretch and strengthen your hips, back, and belly, support your nervous system, stimulate digestion, and bring awareness to your breath.

  • Smart Pesto Recipe with Brahmi/Gotu Kola
    • Recipes & DIY
    • August 14, 2019
    Smart Pesto Recipe with Brahmi/Gotu Kola

    Sattvic food promotes mental clarity—think whole grains, legumes, and fresh vegetables. Here is a simple, sattvic recipe that uses brahmi/gotu kola’s powers for a clear and relaxed mind.

  • Cleansing Excess Pitta from the Body
    • Ayurveda 101
    • August 09, 2019
    Cleansing Excess Pitta from the Body

    Excess pitta can become reactive, settle in the tissues, and manifest as an imbalance if it overstays its welcome. Ayurveda offers solutions to help the body gently cleanse natural toxins before they have a chance to take hold and cause disorder.

  • Back to School: The 3 Types of Learners
    • Seasonal Topics
    • August 07, 2019
    Back to School: The 3 Types of Learners

    Students everywhere can see the end of their summer breaks when fall approaches. However the student in your life feels about school, Ayurveda can make learning a more enjoyable process.

  • A Powerful Pranayama for Keeping Cool
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • August 02, 2019
    A Powerful Pranayama for Keeping Cool

    Discover a breathing practice helpful during times of excess heat—particularly in the summer. Read this article to learn how this pranayama can have a powerful cooling effect on your body, mind, and spirit. 

  • Summer Teas, Tonics, and Coolers, Plus Recipes!
    • Recipes & DIY
    • July 30, 2019
    Summer Teas, Tonics, and Coolers, Plus Recipes!

    Summer is in full force—the easy breezy time of year when we get to ponder creative ways to hydrate. It’s a relaxed time of taking it a bit easy and cooling our rising pitta by the pool. This is the perfect time of year for getting creative and exploring the world of herbal teas, tonics, and coolers!

  • Why Ayurveda Prefers Oil over Lotion
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • July 26, 2019
    Why Ayurveda Prefers Oil over Lotion

    Oil is a close match to the skin’s outer layer and complements our natural oiliness. It helps draw out impurities and balances our skin’s hydration—even overly oily skin can come back to balance by using oil. The result? Beautiful, balanced, hydrated skin.

  • My Ayurvedic Skincare Routine (Video)
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • July 24, 2019
    My Ayurvedic Skincare Routine (Video)

    You know how people say it's what's inside that matters most. This is especially true for Ayurvedic skincare. Here, Banyan's Content Project Manager, Kendra, shares the inside scoop on her personal skincare routine. Check out this transcript from her skincare video to learn some tips on using Banyan products and daily habits to achieve glowing skin. Let's get started!

  • Why We Rebel Against Routine
    • Daily Routine
    • July 19, 2019
    Why We Rebel Against Routine

    A well-crafted dinacharya (Sanskrit for daily routine) is one of the most grounding, nurturing, and powerful gifts we can give ourselves, provided it is done in a way that is truly supportive of our bodies, minds, and spirits. But it can be really difficult to receive the full benefits of a routine if we’re mired in an inner conflict where part of us is always resisting it. Read this article to discover ways to help you harness the full potential of a dinacharya that’s truly FOR YOU.

  • Why You Should Wash Your Face with Oil Instead of Water
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • July 16, 2019
    Why You Should Wash Your Face with Oil Instead of Water

    Oil is more skilled at cleansing and balancing the hydration of your skin than water, and it is a closer match to your skin’s natural outer layer. It has a soft quality that can help to draw out impurities, making it much easier to unclog pores, leaving clean, soft, hydrated skin.

  • The Perfect Snacks for Each Dosha
    • Recipes & DIY
    • July 14, 2019
    The Perfect Snacks for Each Dosha

    Knowing which snacks will bring balance rather than depletion can be helpful knowledge to have. Equally, building awareness and healthier routines around daily eating habits can take us out of the cycle of snacking as a lifestyle.

  • 7 Reasons Castor Oil Is the Secret of Ayurvedic Beauty
    • Our Products
    • July 11, 2019
    7 Reasons Castor Oil Is the Secret of Ayurvedic Beauty

    Finding beauty products that are natural and chemical-free, yet effective, can be quite a challenge. But one of the most effective, most natural, beauty products is as simple as one ingredient—the oil from Ricinis communis (castor oil).

  • What Happened When Healthy Skin Was Put to the Test?
    • Our Products
    • July 08, 2019
    What Happened When Healthy Skin Was Put to the Test?

    Dr. Sivamani and his team conducted a four-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with Banyan Botanicals’ Healthy Skin formulation last spring of 2017. The trial enrolled thirty participants.

  • Why Including Ayurveda in Your Yoga Game Will Change Everything
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • July 05, 2019
    Why Including Ayurveda in Your Yoga Game Will Change Everything

    Ayurveda and Yoga are dubbed sister sciences and like sisters can be, they are inseparable. Imbedded in each system are practices to heal physically, mentally, and spiritually when disharmony arises.

  • 3 DIY Ayurvedic Summer Tonics
    • Recipes & DIY
    • July 02, 2019
    3 DIY Ayurvedic Summer Tonics

    In Ayurveda, beverages are taken warm or at room temperature and iced beverages are generally avoided. Opt for drinks that are made from ingredients that have a cooling effect without adding ice, such as those listed below. 

  • Why We Became a Certified B Corp
    • Banyan Roots
    • June 27, 2019
    Why We Became a Certified B Corp

    We are thrilled to announce that Banyan Botanicals is now a Certified B Corporation®! We're joining the movement alongside other companies throughout the world with one unifying goal—to redefine success in business. Read this article to learn more about what it means to be a B Corporation.

  • How to Balance the Angry (Pitta) Period
    • Women's Health
    • June 21, 2019
    How to Balance the Angry (Pitta) Period

    What are the key characteristics of a pitta period? What measures can you take to cool down that excess heat? Read this article to learn how and when to balance pitta for a balanced cycle.

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