Ayurveda has been an integral part of India’s medicinal history. Back in the prehistoric times, Dhanvantari, Hindu god of Ayurveda, is known to have incarnated as the king of Varanasi to teach medicine to a group of physicians, including Sushruta. Ever since then, the Sages and the physicians have evolved by using this medical branch of knowledge. In fact, over years, this alternate form of medicine has been widely adapted beyond India. Its practice has been integrated into both general wellness as well as culinary use. Besides, Ayurveda is the most traditional method of nature cure. Not only, does it boosts health, but also, promotes natural beauty. With astute advantages on hand, this sophisticated form of medicine creates an internal balance of energies. Which, is why we are always thrilled to try new Ayurvedic brands aiming to harmonize body, mind and soul.
Recently, Kapiva, a collage of authentic Ayurvedic products surprised us with their wide range of products. Kapiva provides selectively sourced, pure products representing the best of nature. In addition, their authentic Indian products help lead a healthy lifestyle. Here’s a rundown of 5 different products we tried from the brand.
1. A2 Shudh Desi Ghee
Kapiva A2 is not just your ordinary Shudh Desi Ghee. This Ghee is sourced from the Thar Desert of India. In Thar, a very special breed of Tharparkar cows are grass-fed. None of these cows are ever, factory-farmed or cross-bred which, is what makes their Ghee special with natural qualities. However, Kapiva does not directly convert their milk into Ghee. Instead, the brand turns the cow milk into curd and then procures ghee from it. This ancient Ayurvedic secret has been taken from Bilona, a Rajasthani village. The tradition, rather the 3000-year-old Vedic method requires one to hand-churn the ghee and involves a detailed process. As per the procedure, you first need to boil unprocessed milk, then convert it to curd then into Ghee. The curd is kept into a clay pot before it is converted into Ghee. Hand churning allows the Ghee to retain its natural nutrients.
The A2 milk contains a beta-casein protein, rich in calcium, iron, sodium, fat-soluble vitamins Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Therefore, it is easily digested by the body. In addition, this Ghee heals and nourishes our body. It also reduces cholesterol, improves heart health and reduces joint pain. Most importantly, A2 Ghee is Keto and Paleo diet-friendly. With a high heating point, it is capable of retaining nutrients while releasing the flavour of the usual Ghee.
2. Kapiva Honey with a Burst of Ginger
I absolutely love honey but I don’t like ginger so much! But surprisingly I quite love the Ginger Honey by Kapiva. It’s pure honey with an added burst of ginger and it tastes delicious. Whether you want to consume it directly or add it as a flavour to a dish of your choice. The reason why it tastes so good is, that Kapiva Ginger Burst Honey comes from bee farms located in the best of Himalayan forests.
The aroma, taste and consistency of this honey are far different and better than any honey I have consumed until today. (Believe you me, I have experimented with several brands) It was fascinating to find out that this variation is inspired by the seasonal and geographical flowers that the bees visit in the Himalayas. Either way, the honey remains pure with no added jaggery or sugar. I love Kapiva’s Ginger Honey because it’s loaded with essential nutrients and helps boost metabolism. It also aids in improving digestion and supports heart health, along with, being super delicious.
3. Aloe Vera Juice
Just when I thought I have tried the best Aloe Vera Juice in the market – I came across Kapiva’s AV extract from Rajasthan. Sourced from the best quality Aloe Vera, this juice keeps all the nutrients intact. This wholesome nutrition is derived from the lilies of the desert. Which, is Rajasthan’s Aloe Barbadensis Miller Plant. Kapiva uses organically grown Aloe Vera and does not add any artificial flavours to its pulpy extract. The juicing and pulping process takes about five hours. Resulting in power-packed bottled nutrition. In fact, this herbal extract is juiced from the Aloe Vera leaves, within four hours of being cut. I have been drinking this juice every day and I do feel rejuvenated. This healthy Aloe Vera Juice by Kapiva is very pulpy. You only need a little quantity that you must dilute with water before consuming. This juice is antifungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory. Not only, does it build immunity but also boosts digestion. In addition, this juice is rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and enzymes.
4. Aloe Vera Gel
Similar to the Aloe Vera Juice, Kapiva’s gel is yet another brilliant product that promotes skin rejuvenation. This refreshing gel is also derived from the pulp of succulent Aloe Vera leaves, from Rajasthan’s Barbadensis Miller plant. Apply this soothing gel once a day to moisturize your skin and we bet you will notice the difference within a week’s time of its usage.
5. Sandalwood Oil
Last but not least, I tried Kapiva’s calming Sandalwood Oil which helps release stress disorders. This oil is made from the pure sandalwood extracted from Diphu, Assam. The process involves steam distillation through billets and chips that extracts oil from sandalwood roots. Then heat is applied to the solution, in order, to kill unnecessary compounds. Resulting in the highest-quality product! As this is pure sandalwood oil, it must be mixed with another base oil to maximize benefits. This oil is the best effective solution for treating dry skin. Not only, Kapiva’s Sandalwood oil offers adequate nourishment to your skin by hydrating and moisturising it, but also, relieves chest and urinary tract infections. By using this stress-relieving oil, you can boost overall wellness and lifestyle. It also helps reduce acne and other skin disorders.