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Meghalaya Food: This Is Why Khasi Cuisine’s Ja Stem Is A Dish to Remember (Plus a Recipe)

In my previous blog, I talked about healthy eating and how bits of spices help transform bland meals into gourmet ones. Today I'd like to bring you...
Valerian Jatamansi - The Herb For Sleep | Zizira

Valerian Jatamansi, The Herb For Sleep, Serenity & Wellbeing

Our ancestors left us a legacy we can all still bank on, their wisdom about plant remedies for dysfunctional situations. There was no empiric...
Cha Khoo: The Refreshing And Nutritious Tea From Rice And Molasses

Cha Khoo: The Refreshing And Nutritious Tea From Rice And Molasses

Do we love tea? I bet we all do, be it on cold mornings, clammy afternoons or balmy evenings. We gratefully sip and savour that refreshing be...
Shiah Krot: A Forgotten Food Of The Khasis

Shiah Krot: A Forgotten Food Of The Khasis

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. -Henry James Tea is one beverage...
Leaves of a sage plant found in Meghalaya

Sage Uses and Benefits

Is sage an herb for food or medicine? Well like most herb that you must know of, its both! And it has numerous healing powers that I'd like to share with you all. Sage, also called as Salvia in Latin which means "healing plant" has amazing impact on your health……
Why Is Black Pepper Good for You?

Why Is Black Pepper Good for You?

Yes, let's talk about why is black pepper good for you? Maybe you've been ignoring it just cause it sits on your kitchen countertop and you see it every day. Backed by science it has been known to improve digestion, relieves you off of cold and cough, stimulates your taste bud so that you can enjoy food better...
Real Lakadong or Ordinary Turmeric – Know Different Varieties of Turmeric

Real Lakadong or Ordinary Turmeric – Know Different Varieties of Turmeric

Turmeric is like no other spice. That golden powder, ubiquitous in Indian kitchens and many Asian cuisines is also an incredible health and beauty ...
Why You Should Care About Healthy Ageing – The Happy Way to Long Health

Why You Should Care About Healthy Ageing – The Happy Way to Long Health

About 10 years ago, I sat on the patient's stool at my doctor friend's one afternoon. I was in my early fifties then, as I rattled off my litany of woes— creaky joints, achy back, stiff neck. My friend, the Company Doctor, listened with extreme patience to my humdrum story while he timed my pulse and listened to my heart and lungs.
Sweet lime from Meghalaya

Meghalaya’s Mosambi – Sweet Lime for Refreshment & Nutrition

Meghalaya has more to offer than just Lakadong Turmeric. Read all about Meghalaya's Sweet Mosambi.
Gotu Kola Other Names of This Natural Anxiety Reliever

Gotu Kola Other Names of This Natural Anxiety Reliever

Gotu Kola, a ‘humble’, ground-covering-weed like plant, is a potent herb with many health benefits. One of the important benefits is its capacity t...
Ginger from Meghalaya

A Local Ginger plant from Meghalaya – Ing Makhir

From curing several ailments and diseases to the preparation of our favourite Khasi dishes, medicinal herbs hold a special place in the lives of the people in Meghalaya. For years, the locals have relied on herbal remedies, recipes and formulations to cure their ailments, passing them down from generation to generation.
Why Natural Honey is both a Traditional & Modern Medicine

Why Natural Honey is both a Traditional & Modern Medicine

Honey is taken so much for granted that one forgets its exceptional qualities. You may know that it is used in traditional medicines and home remed...