The Journal of Aromatic Wisdom

Ayurveda, Spices, Aromatherapy & More
A Tiny but Mighty Medicine

A Tiny but Mighty Medicine

A teeny tiny bit of faith is plenty. The mustard seed, this tiny power packed spice is known as the seed of faith. What makes it so? The great sages and saints knew about the power in the mustard seed, and what becomes of it, the flower, the spice, the medicine. It has been used as a symbol for...

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Long Pepper. Long Life.

Namaste Beautiful Spice-Lovers. Have you met Pippali, Long Pepper? (not at all related to Pippi Long Stocking!). Pippali is actually the Sanskrit word for this close relative of the somewhat less-spicy better known, black pepper, both from the Piperacea family.  The gorgeously fascinating and...

Cloves of Love and the Full March Moon

Full Moon Ode to Clove known as “the strong-scented” Katukaphalah or Lavanga Your Sanskrit names vibrate with sensual power and good Kapha medicine, and aromatic stories well-travelled. From Maluku Islands within the Banda Sea, you have come. Clove Bud you numb my pain, making me forget, with your...

Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Chai

Hello beautiful soul The celestial bodies are blessing us with an auspicious occasion in the early part of the year. This morning, Wednesday January 31,  2018  the first Super Blue Blood Moon and full Lunar eclipse since 1844 graced the sky. You may, like me find yourself in a heightened state of...

Cacao: Real, Raw & Spiced

You know those things you love and are attached to and have a hard time letting go of? Maybe because, well addiction or nostalgia or you just can't imagine your life without it. Well I'm like that with chocolate. Every sworn abstinence just leads me back even stronger, pulls me closer like a crazy...

Spice Lounge and Grinding Out the Dark

Hello Beautiful Soul! The last couple of months have been a mandala of madness. A stunning trip to Iceland, the launch of the first Spice Lounge, and my teaching schedule starting up again, along with some surfacing of stuff I imagined already resolved. And then there is the enduring thread of...

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