Meals That Heal
In a world filled with artificial flavors and neon food coloring, it can be hard to remember that we have a plethora of natural ingredients right at our fingertips. Here at MaaDisha we believe that the best products come directly from nature, and work hard to use its bounty not just in our products, but in our cooking as well.
Here are a few of our favorite roots, herbs, and flowers whose benefits go far beyond delicious flavor:
Although a common household plant, rosemary is well valued for its many culinary and medical uses. Even a small amount of this herb provides iron, calcium, fiber, antioxidants for the immune system, anti-inflammatory benefits, and aid in circulation.
Indulge in a Gluten-free Pear Tart with Rosemary and Honey to get a delicious dose of this powerful herb (recipe by Our Food Stories).
This powerful root has long been used as a natural remedy to stomach issues such as indigestion and nausea. Despite its spicy taste, ginger candies are often prescribed for settling the stomach or diffusing motion sickness. Ginger is also known to aid in muscle pains, migraines, and cramping.
Reap the benefits of ginger by cooking up a plate of String Beans with Ginger and Garlic. You'll even get the immune system-boosting, antioxidant power of garlic as an added bonus (recipe by The New York Times).
We use ginger root in our soap enriched with Neem.
Despite its beauty, lavender is so much more than a pretty vase adornment. The health benefits of lavender oil include stress and pain relief, scalp and skin disinfecting, enhanced blood circulation, and the treatment of respiratory problems.
Integrate this edible flower into your diet by brewing up a batch of Lavender Lemonade on a hot summer's day (recipe by Honest to Nod).
Lavender oil is used in our Lavender Soap5.
Indian women have used turmeric root in their cosmetics for hundreds of years, and both home-remedies and Ayurveda tradition believe turmeric to improve skin and work as an anti-aging agent. When added to food for its bold, saffron-like flavor, turmeric proves to be a great source of manganese, iron, and vitamin B6.
Give the taste a try on this delicious Cauliflower Fried Rice, you'll be a turmeric-lover in no time (recipe by The Healthy Chef).
We use turmeric in our all of our ayurvedic soaps.
Holy basil is a significant herb in Ayurvedic medicine, and considered a sacred plant in India, where it is known as “tulsi.” Medically it acts as an anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial, and is also a rich source of magnesium. Basil is often added to food to counteract the effects of stress, and add delicious natural flavor to wide array of dishes.
Fresh homemade pesto is a great way to incorporate basil into your diet. Pour the sauce over pasta, spread it on crackers, or drizzle over a beautiful tomato salad (recipe by Eating Well).
We use holy basil in our Neem Enriched Soap5.