The new year of the Gregorian calendar is here. Determined to shed some of the excesses of the past? Stick with real food, treat it like medicine, engage in some active yoga poses and sail into the New Year ready to set in motion your resolutions for your mind and body. This January, I offer you two common Ayurvedic herb formulas: trikatu and triphala, a total of six medicinal plants or fruits. The first of the two is trikatu churna, translated from Sanskrit into three (tri) pungents (katu) powder (churna). The formulation is made up of long pepper, black pepper and ginger. It is a classic signature taste for a South Asian palate and a time-tested medicinal formulation to stimulate, cleanse and heal: Food, medicine and taste all in one. Read more…