In Case You Missed It: Alternative Health Secrets From India

Dr. Oz examines the healing potential of ayurveda – an ancient practice that promotes harmony among the mind, body and spirit.

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India’s Health Secrets

Curry: Fights Alzheimer’s

  • Curry powder is a blend of different spices.
  • Typically includes turmeric, coriander and cumin.
  • Indians eat 100-200 mg curry/day. 
  • Many of the spices in curry powder, like turmeric, are linked to lower rates of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
  • Click here for a recipe to make your own curry powder mix.
  • Cook with curry or sprinkle liberally to taste.

Sandalwood: Anti-Aging

  • Reduces inflammation, detoxifies the skin, and increases circulation.
  • Soothes, calms and hydrates skin.
  • To make a beauty treatment face mask: Mix powder with water to make a paste. Then apply the paste, leave on overnight for best effect.

Holy Basil: Fights Stress

  • Studies have shown holy basil reduces emotional stress and physical damage from stress, including atherosclerosis, which leads to heart disease.
  • Available in plant form at farmer’s markets or in supplement form at the health store.
  • Eat a medium sized leaf every day to counteract stress.


Abhyanga Massage: Boost Immunity

  • Similar to a Swedish massage.
  • The treatment is oil-based.
  • Use warm yellow sesame oil, available at grocery stores.
  • Start with your face and head.
  • Practice for 5 minutes daily.