Pitrupaksha is a period in the Vedic calendar when Hindus pay their respect or homage to the ancestors (Pitrus). Pitrupaksha is observed for sixteen Lunar days and during this time no auspicious ceremonies are performed.
This sixteen days of observance ends on New Moon day known as Sarvapitru Amavasya. This also falls in line with the autumn equinox. During this period, when the sun transits from the Northern to the Southern hemisphere.
There is hysteria in America over Tumeric.
Also known as turmeric; have you heard of it?
It is a rhizome, or horizontal root forming lateral shoots.
Native to the most ancient of India, the Vedic sages there named her Haridra.
Elderberry has served the human body in a healing and restorative way for thousands of years and we have it to thank for its beautiful, maternal, comforting, nourishing, healing, calming, soothing and replenishing effect on the human body.
The elderberry tree is a perennial, large, ornamental tree. The berries from this tree/shrub have been known to be medicinal since folklore. The berries have a variety of uses- as medicine, elderberry wine, and in pies.