How to enjoy Ayurveda in a modern world

Want to know how to include Ayurveda in your day-to-day life?  As mainstream “Western Medicines” are becoming alarmingly expensive and with patients having to rely on costly drugs and surgery (which are often followed by complications and side effects), many people are looking for alternative healthier approaches to wellness and long term care.

Ayurveda, is hence a growing interest to many herbalists and therapists due to its proven holistic healing successes. As the world is just beginning to realize its curative power, many people in countries like India and Sri Lanka, practice Ayurvedic remedies in their day-to-day life, even to-date. It is very much a way of life for us here, in our island home in Sri Lanka, and at times we may even take it for granted. Our knowledge of the herbs and spices that are required for remedies is passed down to us by our grandparents and ancestors. Many villagers do not turn to Western Medicine at all, throughout their lives and have complete belief in the treatment and care of Ayurvedic remedies.

Ayurveda takes into account a complete holistic approach of one’s specific body type and imbalances, body structure and psychological personalities, dietary habits and a whole host of lifestyle characteristics. Ayurveda is not merely a ‘quick-fix’ that address’s and cures a symptom, but a system for lifelong well-being that offers a cure from addressing the root-cause of a condition, through timeless notion that the human body, mind and spirit are in sync with nature.

The science Ayurveda is fascinating to say the least. Ancient remedies can be tailor-made not only on the basis of your dosha and illness but based on your astrological planetary reaction. In cultures such as India and Sri Lanka our belief in Astrology and its effect on our individual body’s unique chemical reaction is also deeply interlined with the belief and remedial routines of Ayurveda. This is a much deeper understanding and study of the subject, but an important element in the study of the medicinal practices of Ayurveda, nevertheless. Many practitioners will study many elements that effect your unique body, to create a completely unique remedial schedule for patients. 

Despite the complicated remedial structure, there are many elements that can be enjoyed and consumed in the comfort of your home. In Sri Lanka, many locals regularly add Ayurvedic goodness to their daily diets through herbal teas, herbal salads/sambals, herbal and spiced rice porridges/congee or Kanjee and more.

Similarly, you too can enjoy a range of teas, porridges and herbal sambals, which can safely be taken during meals, between meals, or any time of the day. There are many options available in the market today that help maintain your day-to-day holistic balance. Ayurveda works in perfect harmony, even with western medicine, so it is practical for everyday use.

When we developed the range of teas, the team at Térapy Ceylon aimed at just this; to offer the world the goodness of everyday Ayurveda in a delicious cup of Ceylon Tea.

We have worked with indigenous practitioners to develop popular traditional herbal remedies and tested its potency in teaming with the graduates from Sri Lanka’s leading Indigenous Medical Faculty. There’s a therapeutic indulgent tea to suit everyone. We hope you will enjoy these delicious teas that have been passed down to us by our ancestors in Sri Lanka.