Indian Wisdom in Agriculture

 

Traditional wisdom relating to agriculture dates back around 12,000 years when the first plants were domesticated by  humans. Our ancient literature (including the four Vedas, the Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabharatha and many more), contains deep wisdom on sustainable, organic agricultural practices.

Traditional farming exhibits important elements of sustainability.

They are well adapted to their environment, rely on local resources,  are decentralised, and, tend to conserve the natural resource base. Our ancient texts provide education on farm implements to be used, types of land, monsoon forecasts, manure, irrigation, seeds and sowing,  pests and their management, horticulture, etc. The fertile soil we enjoy in most parts of our country, is a result of the wisdom of our forefathers.

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Why is pickle healthy?

 

Consuming pickle(s) with meals is very common in most Indian cultures. As most of us would think, no Indian meal is complete without a little pickle. Eating and making pickle has been an age old Indian tradition and there is ancient wisdom in this. Traditionally blended organic ingredients present in our pickles bring a host of health benefits.

Health, longevity and good quality of life depend largely on metabolism
According to Ayurveda, pickle is supposed to boost metabolism. Generally, our metabolism is highest when we are working in the sun. However, our daily routines do not support our required dosage of sunlight. In this regard, eating pickle with the first morsel of ones meal is considered to aid metablic activity in the body, according to ancient wisdom.

Pickle is a probiotic
A probiotic is a substance which promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms (gut flora) in our digestive tracts. Gut flora is a vital component of our gastrointestinal health.

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