Did you know that long-term stress can make you more hungry and more likely to eat fattening foods? It can also lead to a “less mindful approach” to eating. The result is weight gain.

Cortisol, your “fight or flight” stress hormone, increases insulin levels. This makes your blood sugar drop, leading you to reach for the cookies instead of your salad greens. The resulting weight gain, if it persists, can lead to glucose imbalances, blood flow obstruction, heart conditions and other serious problems. (1)

The good news is you CAN reverse stress-related weight gain using these mindful eating practices and supportive herbs. Try this:

Eating Tips for Weight Control

Change the Way Your Food is Presented

Clinical Psychologist Susan Albers, author of Eating Mindfully, marveled at the way people ate fruit on kebab skewers. They slowed down and savored the fruits more than they would have if they were eating from a bowl. Savoring your food allows you to absorb more nutrients and catch yourself before you overeat.

Eat in a Quiet Place or “Eat Loudly”

Can you hear what you eat?  Researchers from Brigham Young and Colorado State told one group to focus on the sounds they made while eating. Another group wore headphones. The second group ate 45% more.  Key takeaway: Eat in a quiet environment and focus on the sounds you make while chewing. (2)

Consume Veggies with Natural Sugars

Consuming sweet potatoes, beets and other sweet vegetables may reduce your cravings for candy, ice cream and other fattening foods.

Don’t Eat in Your Workspace

Eating at your desk destroys your concentration and therefore interrupts mindful eating.  Eat in a break room or a distraction-free (and quiet) spot outside. This will tell your brain that it’s OK not to multitask.

Sit Down to Eat

Instead of eating on the run, be sure to sit down. This will cause less overeating later in the day.

University of Surrey researchers studied three groups. All three ate granola bars. One group watched TV while eating. A second group walked around. Each person in the third group sat down with a friend. When offered more snacks in a “taste test”, the walkers ate five times as much chocolate as the sitters and TV watchers. They ate more of the other snacks as well, which included carrot sticks, grapes and crisps. Other studies have shown that conversation and TV leads to overeating as well, but it’s clear that walking around is far worse. (3)(4)

Herbs that Help with Weight Control


A 2009 Tufts University study found that curcumin, the most touted active ingredient of Turmeric, may help prevent weight gain. New blood vessels must form before your fat tissue can expand and make you heavier. Curcumin appears to depress this process in rats with high-fat diets. (7)

Korean researchers found that curcumin can turn white fat, the stuff we normally think of as fat, into brown fat. A high brown fat ratio means higher metabolism, because white fat is mainly stored to be used later. Brown fat becomes energy more readily. (8)(9)

Nambu’s Hi-Health Formula contains Turmeric plus black pepper extract. The extract contains piperine, a compound that can increase the amount of active nutrients you absorb by up to 20 times (10). Taking Turmeric with healthy fats will also increase absorption.

Hi-Health Formula is infused with sounds that support willpower, ambition and intestinal fortitude, three qualities that Turmeric also supports.

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Tulsi helps prevent sudden changes in blood sugar levels. It also lowers cortisol. Both properties help prevent cravings for unhealthy food. For those with hormone-induced weight gain, Tulsi can also help balance your hormones. (5)(6)

Tulsi’s also widely used to reduce stress and increase patience and compassion.

To revive ancient Ayurveda and Siddha Medicine traditions, Nambu’s infuses its Love & Grace Tulsi Formula with sounds that support compassion and the Heart Chakra.


1 Stress & Weight Gain: https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/stress-weight-gain#1

2 Eating Sounds: https://news.byu.edu/news/sounds-eating-may-reduce-how-much-you-eat

3 Eating On the Go: https://www.bakeryandsnacks.com/Article/2015/09/08/On-the-go-eating-may-mean-eventual-weight-gain-study-finds

4 Other Distractions: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1359105315595119#_i1

5 Tulsi Benefits: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/

6 Tulsi Benefits: https://draxe.com/holy-basil-benefits/

7 Weight Gain Prevention: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/Turmeric-may-help-reduce-tummy-size/articleshow/4551349.cms

8 Brown Fat Info: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/turmerics-weight-loss-secret-it-turns-bad-fat-good

9 Brown Fat Study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955286315002417

10: Black Pepper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120

Adaptogens 101

June 27, 2018

 Adaptogens help with more than just stress. Learn their common benefits.


Adaptogenic herbs, aka adaptogens, are herbs that help your body and mind adapt to physical and mental stress. This definition is somewhat narrow. All adaptogens share a few common benefits, and not all of them are stress-related.

Common Benefits of Adaptogens

Healthier Stress Response

Cortisol, the stress hormone, spikes when you experience the “fight or flight” response to stress. This response was less frequent in the hunting and gathering days, when you occasionally had to worry about a dangerous animal or a rival group of humans. Responding to the threat allowed the cortisol levels to drop once the threat disappeared.

In the developed world, a lot of things elevate cortisol. If spikes become too frequent, they can tax your adrenals, your digestive system and other systems of the body. This can cause a lot of problems, including lower immune function and premature aging.  Adaptogens relieve and prevent many of these problems in the long term.

Normalization of Weight

If you have gained weight because of chronic stress, obviously, adaptogens can help you lose unwanted fat. Stress is largely responsible for a lot of cases of obesity.  Adaptogens are known for helping with the regulation of the adrenal system, which cortisol is a part of. There could be other ways in which they help you lose weight, but stress reduction is the main one common to all of them.

Healthier Immune System

It’s clear that lower stress leads to better immune function. Adaptogens also correct imbalances in other body systems. Many of them also contain powerful antioxidants that kill free radicals that lead to inflammation and disease.

Physical & Mental Endurance

Adaptogens protect the brain, reduce fatigue and increase energy in general. They also increase oxygen efficiency and cardiovascular function, leading to higher exercise stamina and better focus. All these properties support physical and mental endurance. Adaptogens also support the manufacture of proteins and other substances that repair muscles after exercise.

Mood Support

Reduced stress makes you feel better, and it decreases anxiety. The nootropic effects of adaptogens boost energy levels and increase brain oxygen efficiency. Each adaptogen has some type of regulatory effect on at least some hormones, and this can also improve mood.

Better Memory & Focus

Reading the above benefits, this should go without saying. Adaptogens, to varying degrees, have nootropic (brain boosting) properties.


Most of Nambu’s Herbs are Adaptogens

Nambu Botanicals offers adaptogenic herbs with an additional bonus. We were founded for the purpose of reviving the “old school” practices of Ayurveda and Siddha Medicine. Specifically, we have revived the holistic ancient practice of infusing herbs with sound vibrations that support physical, mental and spiritual health.

Turmeric . Turmeric is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also a mood enhancer and motivation booster. We offer two formulas with Turmeric as the main ingredient:

Hi-Health Formula contains a black pepper extract standardized for piperine, a compound that multiplies the number of curcuminoids (active ingredients) your body absorbs. It’s also PHONEME INFUSED™ with sounds that support willpower, self-confidence and the ability to get things done.

(Back in Stock!) Shreem Brzee Formula with Turmeric is PHONEME INFUSED™ with the Ultimate Wealth-Building Mantra, Shreem Brzee. The mantra invokes Wealth Goddess Lakshmi, reduces the subtle thought patterns that cause poverty and increases wealth attraction consciousness. You can chant the mantra and infuse your whole body with it at the same time.


Tulsi .  Tulsi is one of the major stress-reducing adaptogens. It’s known to increase patience, compassion, memory, focus, and libido. Nambu’s Love & Grace Formula is infused with sounds that support compassion and the Heart Chakra. Did you know tulsi is grown around the Taj Mahal to reduct environmental pollutants and purify the air? 


Guduchi .  Guduchi is best known as an anti-aging herb and immune system balancer. People with pollen sensitivities often report great results with this herb. It’s also called “Amrita”, which means Elixir of Immortality. The antioxidant properties make it a favorite of those who wish to reduce inflammation.




Lord Ganesha, the beloved, elephant-headed Archetype, is most accessible on 4th and 14th Moon phases in the Vedic calendar. The next 14th moon is June 10th. This is a powerful time to call upon the "obstacle remover God," and access his super intelligence.  According to Siddha wisdom, you can turbo-charge your results using specific, PHONEME-INFUSED™ herbs and mantras that will activate your ROOT and CROWN chakras to merge your consciousness with Ganesha's divine intelligence. 

Nambu Herbs Founder Dr. Pillai shares his insights on Ganesha’s infinite intelligence:  “Ganesha’s special intelligence can be employed to remove obstacles which you cannot even conceive of, because you confront obstacles only after they occur.  

Meditation on Ganesha will give you the ability to solve your problems. This is because, whatever you focus on, you become that. If you meditate on Ganesha over and over and over again, then you acquire his powers.”


Ganesha’s Mantras for Superhuman Intelligence & Obstacle Removal

You can meditate on Ganesha with these sounds:


Short mantra: Gum
Pronounced just like bubblegum. Prolong the syllable.


Maha mantra: Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha
Pronounced ohm gum gah-nah-pah-tah-YAY NAH-mah-hah.

Clear obstacles between you and Ganesha with this unique, PHONEME INFUSED™ combination of formulas. All Nambu formulas are supercharged with sounds according to ancient Ayurveda and Siddha Medicine traditions.

These adaptogenic superherbs work synergistically to activate your higher intelligence, boost intuition and dissolve unwanted karma.  All three work beautifully together but can also be used alone according to your needs. 

**HI-HEALTH Formula (Turmeric): Cleanses the Root and Navel chakras for removal of fear. In fact, a study found that Turmeric weakens and suppresses traumatic fear memories (1). Turmeric increases willpower as well. Hi-Health includes black pepper extract to increase absorption of the active nutrients in the Turmeric. Take 2 capsules daily after food.


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** ENLIGHTENMENT FORMULA (Eclipta Alba): Enables you to merge with Ganesha's vast intelligence, connecting you to the universal energies and psychic experiences. It calms and activates your 3rd Eye and Crown Chakras. Eclipta Alba is also a powerful meditation aid. Take one or two capsules daily. 

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** VINPOCETINE  Vinpocetine is a “smart nutrient” facilitating cerebral metabolism by improving blood flow throughout the entire brain. The better communication between your cells, the better you perform, mentally and physically. Vinpocetine powers the brain by stepping up the production of cellular energy and increasing glucose and oxygen utilization.

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  1. https://www.medicaldaily.com/curcumin-compound-turmeric-found-impair-fear-memories-and-ease-ptsd-symptoms-313768



Turmeric has become one of the most studied herbs in medical science.  This remarkable adaptogen is so versatile that we created not one, but two separate PHONEME INFUSED™ formulas, HI-HEALTH and SHREEM BRZEE TURMERIC.  

The ‘golden goddess herb’ is believed to cleanse the 72,000 invisible “Nadi” channels of the body, thereby enabling the free flow of life-force energy.

Our unique PHONEME-INFUSION™ process creates uncommon Turmeric formulas. supercharged by sacred sound vibrations selected by our Founder, Dr. Baskaran Pillai, according to ancient Siddha medicine tradition.   

While the  anti-inflammatory properties of Turmeric are well-known, today we’ll take a look at some lesser-known but equally powerful benefits:

Turmeric Lifts Moods

In a study called Efficacy and Safety of Curcumin in Major Depressive Disorder, researchers divided subjects with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) into three groups. One took the anti-depressant Prozac. Another took curcumin, the active ingredient of Turmeric, in an oil-based form. A third group took a combination of the two. The combo group performed the best in tests of mood and other symptoms after six weeks. The other two scored roughly the same, with the Prozac group doing just a couple percentage points better. Don’t take this as advice to drop your medications. That’s not within our domain. The point is that this, and other studies, show that Turmeric is good for moods. (1)

Turmeric is Antifungal, Antiviral & Antibacterial

Turmeric in milk slows milk from spoiling and reduces fungal growth in bread. Applying Turmeric to cuts and burns may accelerate healing of the tissues, reduce inflammation and burn pain, and prevent infections (2). It also improves blood flow to speed healing. Footnote link (3) has some fungus and bacteria experiments you can try at home.

Turmeric Protects the Brain from Cognitive Decline, Improves Memory & Contentment

A 2015 Australian study found that Curcumin, taken orally, improves working memory and attention as people age, partly due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in Turmeric. The same researchers also noted greater contentment and positive moods. (4)

Don’t Forget the Piperine!

A compound called piperine, found in black pepper, increases the amount of curcumin you absorb from Turmeric by up to 20 times (5). It may vary according to the quality of the Turmeric and black pepper, as well as the amounts of curcumin and piperine you ingest. Nambu’s Hi-Health Formula contains a black pepper extract that standardizes the quality and quantity of piperine.


Hi-Health Formula is PHONEME INFUSED™ with sound vibrations that support self-esteem, resilience and willpower. These are essential ingredients for achieving your goals.


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Shreem Brzee Formula is PHONEME INFUSED with the sound vibrations of the Ultimate Wealth Mantra, Shreem Brzee. The mantra invokes Lakshmi to eliminate poverty consciousness while attracting wealth. Infusing herbs with mantras is an ancient Ayurveda and Siddha Medicine practice that inspired the birth of Nambu Botanicals.


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  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23832433
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23902423
  3. http://nhsjs.com/2011/antibacterial-and-antifungal-properties-of-turmeric/
  4. https://www.sciencealert.com/turmeric-can-improve-memory-and-attention-span-in-old-age-study-finds
  5. See section 6:Piperine at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3918523/


We all know that emotions are experienced in both the mind and the body, and that most emotions activate some kind of physical response.  For example, anxiety can cause a sense of pain or tightness in the chest for some people, while for others, anxiety can trigger an upset stomach or tension in the neck or shoulders.  

For those of us who experience powerful emotions -- and those associated physical responses -- our lives can often feel “ruled by our moods.”  

Therefore, making a conscious effort to control negative emotions and thoughts can reap great benefits, including the power to transform all types of relationships and an increased capacity to attain personal and professional goals.

Here are six ways to take control of your emotions -- and your life -- using lifestyle modification techniques, nutrition, and PHONEME-INFUSED™ herbs.    

Gut Health & Probiotics  

Emotional health and gut flora are closely associated. The use of probiotics has been shown to reduced unnecessary anxiety and emotions.  

According to Harvard Health, “changes in intestinal bacteria may play a role in neuropsychiatric conditions such as anxiety or depression. The intestine has its own separate nervous system and generates many of the same neurotransmitters (including acetylcholine and serotonin) that the brain generates. These neurotransmitters are very important in promoting gut motility, and too much or too little of them may result in constipation or diarrhea. Similarly, we believe that the brain and the gut can talk to each other. Therefore, it is possible that anxiety and depression may trigger abdominal pain or other GI symptoms. It is also possible that gastrointestinal conditions such as chronic abdominal pain or constipation might also result in anxiety or depression.”

Research reveals great benefits for the immune system and reduced frequency of illnesses through the use of probiotics.   Further results reveal greater connectivity between parts of the brain associated with emotional and cognitive processing.  To boost your probiotic intake, consider Kefir, a delicious drink which comes in a form of milk or water, and it is loaded with probiotics through culturing.

Stay Grounded

You are less likely to experience mood swings when you stay “grounded” in your body. Make a conscious, daily effort to connect with your physical body through the practice of yoga, tai chi or qi gong, or simply by getting out in nature and connecting with the earth.   Grounding reduces emotional anxiety and negative thoughts, thereby helping to regulate your mind.


Meditation is becoming increasingly popular -- and for good reason.  Even a few minutes per day can be extremely beneficial to your physical, mental and emotional health.  If you don’t have a meditation practice, experience this wonderful audio created by Nambu Herbs founder, Dr. Pillai.  The “Ah” Meditation uses a quantum sound frequency that specifically moves the creative energies found in the sex center, located around the area of the sex organs, up into the center located between the two eyes and eyebrows (area of pineal gland). By moving this energy, you shift its expression from creating new life into creating other desires, such as a home, job or relationship.


Try this technique to calm your emotions:  Breathe through the nose, and imagine your abdomen as a balloon. And then, fill the balloon as it expands in all directions. Your emotions and breath are connected.  Negative thoughts will also affect your breathing. The respiratory system has a way of suppressing negative emotions so you don’t have to feel them. For you to make your breath fuller and very deep, allow your chest fully expand after your abdomen breathes in.


This is an anti-aging herb which is also known as Giloy. This herb is very effective in boosting the body’s immune system and it’s ability to enhance moods. Our GUDUCHI is PHONEME-INFUSED™ with sound specific sound vibrations that cleanse and clear the throat chakra, empowering us with the ability to speak our truth with calm and clarity.  


Tulsi is a remarkable adaptogenic herb that minimizes stress and anxiety.  Our LOVE & GRACE Tulsi nourishes the Heart Chakra to increase love and compassion and reduces the stress hormone cortisol. This herb which is also known as Holy Basil oxygenates all your organs and improves moods.

Pythagoras, the ancient mathematician and mystery school teacher, hypothesized that music could replace medicine in the treatment and prevention of many diseases. Last November, a group of humanitarian researchers launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund a series of studies to test his hypothesis. 


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Looking for a magical Mother's Day gift?  Consider Tulsi (LOVE & GRACE Formula) - a remarkable adaptogenic herb that reduces stress and opens the heart chakra to give and receive love.   

Nambu Herbs Founder Dr. Pillai recounts the living mythology of Tulsi:  

It is Mother's Day time. I want to talk about, for this very sacred time, an herb that will promote Love & Grace. It comes from the Siddha Ayurveda tradition.

Tulsi is a more modern name. The original name was Vrinda. The mythological story starts in Lemuria.  Vrinda was a woman who loved extremely well. She loved too much, but not wisely. This is an expression that I got from Shakespeare’s Othello. You have to love wisely. You should not love too much, but if you do, you should love wisely. The herb has a story of loving wisely,

Siva told Vrinda, “Hey, you will become a plant and will become a symbol of great love and devotion, and also a dedication to God. This will be your power.”  

What it means symbolically is that if you consume this herb, you will love wisely. You will love also with a great amount of power, unconditionally and uninterruptedly, too.

That’s what she was doing. She was loving the husband and the God, both. That’s why I called this herb “Love & Grace.”


Reviving the Lost Practices of Siddha Medicine

In the practice of Ayurveda and Siddha medicine, people have discontinued the rituals associated with the consumption of the herbs. Vrinda has to be worshipped. Even in many households, Tulsi the plant is worshipped by women, but they don’t know the story. If you do know the story, and worship, you will get the benefits of getting into a form of love that is supported by prudence.

The other thing that I have done is to completely revive, as much as possible, the essence of these Siddha herbs for people. The herbs become completely powerful only when their phonemes are used to empower them. I call it Phoneme Infused herbs, and I have been doing that for several herbs.

We also did that for Bacopa, which is an herb for the Goddess of Education. It is named as Saraswati Monnieri, after Saraswati, the Goddess of Education. She is also called Brahmi, being the wife of Brahma.

Vrinda, or Tulsi, became the third herb of Nambu Botanicals.


Nambu’s Mother’s Day Favorites


These herbs came from other galaxies. The herbs themselves, to start with, were beings who became plants. The original concept of plants, within the Indian tradition, is that these are Gods and Goddesses who came to this Earth plane in order to save humanity.

Love & Grace (Tulsi) Formula for Calm & Wise Love

Tulsi, aka Holy Basil, opens the heart chakra so that we may experience unconditional love. Our Love and Grace Formula is also PHONEME INFUSED™ to activate love, intimacy, forgiveness and a connection to the Mother through love.

Valli W, Verified Buyer:

“Since taking Love & Grace, I feel like I have been receiving very gentle, yet deep lessons in taking my focus out of the "news" and personal reactions to the political waves of the day. I feel am being shown to put more focus on serving all the people, regardless of their views. I feel more called to lay down an old ego identity and to become more compassionate.”

“... Knowing that the Nambu Botanicals herbal products are phoneme-infused is very interesting to me, as I do feel sound vibrations have a tremendous impact, and this is a unique feature of your formulas.”

Shreem Brzee (Turmeric)  Formula for Energy & Abundance

One of the Sanskrit names of Turmeric is Kanchani, which translates as the Golden Goddess. When you consume turmeric, you may experience a love that nurtures multiple systems of the body. Your face may even light up, which leads us to another Sanskrit name for Turmeric. Gauri means someone with a shining face full of light.

Rose W, Verified Buyer:

“I recently started taking Shreem Brzee and it's really helped me to get rid of negativity surrounding prosperity, money, and abundance. I've had a few cleansing experiences that have helped to set me on the road to success. I can also get into meditation in a deeper and more profound way. I simply love it.”


Guduchi for Longevity & Resilience

Michael Trump, Verified Buyer:

“Excellent product, I can feel it going to work clearing out my throat from years of smoking, and it gives me greater expression to speak my truth.”

In the old days, before we started importing produce and processed foods from around the world, seasons helped determine our diets. Spring brings us water from melting snow. It also brings increasing warmth. This combination produces green vegetables, berries, beans and other lighter foods. Winter, by contrast, brings heavier and fattier foods like meat, dairy products and nuts.

Traditionally, this is what has inspired spring detox and weight loss. Spring foods cleanse your body and blood. They can also help you lose weight. In terms of Ayurvedic elements, spring requires a diet that balances the element of Water, as spring is associated with Water.

Keep reading for dietary tips for spring weight loss followed by some powerful secrets that can help you multiply your results by changing your mindset

Spring Dietary Tips for Weight Loss

Eat Easy-to-Digest, Detoxifying Foods

Think green, leafy vegetables here, especially bitter ones. They’re easy to digest, and many of them will help detoxify your body. Other good vegetables are cabbage, garlic, onions and broccoli. Lower the amount of meats and cheeses and get proteins from beans and eggs. To aid digestion, eat ginger or add it to tea. Avoid heavy or watery vegetables like squash, avocados and cucumbers.

Do Fruit Cleanses

Spring is a good time to do fruit cleanses with sliced fruit or smoothies, but avoid sour and heavy fruits like citrus, melons and pineapples. Good fruits for this time include apples, berries, peaches, pears and cherries. If you want to add sour, try lemons or limes. Both add amazing benefits. Just remember that fruits generally have a cooling effect, so don’t overdo them. Spring is a time for warming foods.

Use Warming Spices

Black pepper, Turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon, cardomom and other warming spices are great for spring. Add them to dishes or tea. They help stimulate digestion, which is associated with Fire.

Drink Hot Beverages

Hot beverages stimulate digestion, especially when combined with warming spices. Ginger is great for digestion, cleansing and reducing aches and pains, so you can add some to a tea. Add some honey to your beverages for an extra detoxifying effect.  Here’s a recipe for a ginger tea with Turmeric, cinnamon and honey. Try it about 30 minutes before a meal to prime up your digestive system.

Don’t Snack Between Meals

Digestion is ruled by Fire, and this Fire is strongest if you digest one meal at a time and keep meals a few hours apart. This will increase fat metabolism.

Have a Heavier Lunch & Lighter Dinner

Your digestion rhythms are at their prime during the lunch hours. A lighter dinner will ensure your stomach is empty at bedtime. This will optimize detoxification. Try not to eat past 7pm. Aim for an earlier dinner time.

Don’t Fill Your Stomach

Never completely fill your stomach during any meal. Eat slowly, enjoy the meals and listen to your body. Give thanks for your food and eat mindfully. If you feel extra tired and sluggish after a meal, you may need to think about reducing meal sizes.

Change Your Mindset for Spring Weight Loss

Eat Mindfully

Give thanks for your food before you eat it. Make it a sacrament. Chew your food well and taste it thoroughly, as if you were at a wine tasting. Slowing down and chewing more helps your body absorb nutrients more efficiently. Making eating a sacrament will help you listen to your body so that you know when it’s best to stop eating. Turn off the TV and pay full attention to your meal.

Reframe Your Goals

The goal is not weight loss and you are not fat. A goal can be a particular number of miles while spending 30 minutes on an exercise bike, X number of servings of leafy greens, zero snacks today, go to bed on an empty stomach, get eight hours of sleep, etc. Keep them positive and healthy.

Make a Food Journal

A food journal will help you become more mindful about your emotions and how they relate to eating. Include what you ate and what emotions you were experiencing before, during and after the meal. Revisit the journal and look for patterns. Did your emotional state decide your choice of food, or was it a conscious decision? If you notice a link, you’ll have the opportunity to find other ways to address the emotions.

Another thing to add is a log of how hungry or full you were at different times. If you were really hungry, it may have led to overeating. If you weren’t hungry, maybe you can adjust your meal times to sync them with hunger levels.

Catch Bad Habits While They’re Still Thoughts

Pay attention to thought processes and emotions that can lead to continuing bad habits, like unplanned snacks, or blowing off an exercise session. The food journal can help you with this. Before you reach for the ice cream, tell your mind to stop. Say it out loud. This will interrupt the thoughts and provide an opportunity to replace bad habits with good ones.

Herbs to Enhance Your Spring Diet


One cause of sugar cravings is poor regulation of blood sugar levels. A sudden drop in blood sugar can make you wish for ice cream, candy or anything that might bring you some quick energy. Tulsi helps regulate blood sugar levels, and this helps to prevent cravings for sugary snacks. It is also used to combat the type of stress that causes the urge eat impulsively.
Tulsi has a lot of other benefits as well, including increased oxygen in the blood stream.

Nambu’s Love & Grace Formula is PHONEME INFUSED™ sounds that support the Heart Chakra and giving and receiving love.

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Turmeric is an excellent warming spice that goes well with ginger, cinnamon and cardomom. The curcumin in Turmeric also  increases your prostacyclin levels, and this normalizes blood sugar. Turmeric is also used to reduce inflammation and protect the brain and liver from wear and tear. It’s one of the most studied herbs in medical science.

Nambu’s Shreem Brzee Formula contains turmeric. It also contains black pepper extract which contains a compound that increases the amount of the healthy compounds your body absorbs by up to 20 times. Shreem Brzee Formula is infused with the Shreem Brzee Wealth Mantra, which dissolves poverty consciousness and attracts wealth. Turmeric itself also boosts willpower, focus and positive attitude.

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Guduchi is an excellent spring detox herb. Many people use it to boost the immune system, reduce reactions to pollen, reduce stress and slow down the aging process. Guduchi is also excellent for the Throat Chakra and self-expression. The Siddha sound vibrations in Nambu’s Guduchi support this Chakra as well.

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Tulsi or Holy Basil is also known throughout India and Ayurvedic tradition as the Incomparable One – the herb that blesses our souls with a renewed sense of serenity and opens our hearts to give and receive love.  

Our Love & Grace PHONEME-INFUSED™ Tulsi is beloved by customers.  This unique adaptogen both calms and energizes:

My daughter has fallen in love with this. She is a Vata recently relocated to NYC after college, exciting but also stressful time for her. This herbal remedy is both calming & energizing, & great for the cold winter weather. She says her skin looks great too! Not to mention the hidden benefits of the sacred sound infusion. Thank u   Carolyn R

I have felt that my heart is open and if l feel upset about something it doesn’t last long. I feel at peace quickly with my life and situations and people.   Christine T

4 ways Love and Grace Smooths Emotions & Attracts Love

  1. The only herb who IS a Goddess!  

By offering Tulsi in a ceremony or ingesting it, you’re becoming a lover of Krishna. Krishna represents the Divine. Tulsi opens the heart chakra to the Divine. This detached emotional connection is what makes miracles possible.


  1. Tulsi is the *Best* Adaptogen for our Emotions and Breathing Passageways

Tulsi’s active ingredients soothe the nervous system by reducing both stress and anxiety.  A happy-go-lucky state of mind which activates the intuitive mind.

  • Activates the heart chakra so you can give and receive love more freely
  • Loosens mucus in the chest
  • Stimulates the libido naturally
  • Fuels the brain and other organs with oxygen
  • Improves cognitive function
  • Supports the immune system
  • Tulsi is rich in a molecule called ursolic acid.  This active phyto-ingredient seems to be a promising phyto-nutrient, decreasing fat and increasing muscle.  (1)

  1.   Love and Grace phonemes infused are for “Attraction”.  Attraction isn’t only on the outside, it’s in your cells too.   Through taking Love and Grace with phoneme infusion, the attraction vibrates at the deepest, cellular level. This is even supported by science with certain chemicals and enzymes firing in the brain.  

  1. 4. Tulsi is always with and worshiping Krishna.  Nambu Herbs Founder Dr. Pillai pointed out that Krishna devotees in India draw a straight line on their forehead up from the 3rd eye spot between the two eyes up to the top of the forehead. This represents activation of the mid-brain for intuition and manifestation abilities.  These two things lead you to lucky breaks in life. Love and Grace formula is the easy way to achieve the benefit of meditation.


  1. https://examine.com/supplements/ursolic-acid/

Revered in Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine as nature's "fountain of youth," the herb GUDUCHI is a potent liver protector and immune system enhancer that also has significant nootropic (brain boosting) benefits.

Evidence also suggests Guduchi may be helpful to those recovering from chronic alcohol abuse.The versatile adaptogen contains a diverse set of compounds that may aid recovery in the following ways: 

** Protects the Liver & Reverses Damage Quickly

One of the most well-known effects of Guduchi is its ability to protect the liver from damage caused by a variety of toxins. In a study of 26 alcoholics and 28 relatively health subjects, blood and urine enzymes indicating liver damage were restored to normal levels within 14 days with a Guduchi extract. During the study, the drinkers continued to consume two ounces (60ml) of alcohol per day, the equivalent of roughly five drinks. The Guduchi was standardized for particular compounds like magnoflorine, berberine, and choline. The extract even brought cholesterol levels back to normal. Alcohol normally disturbs cholesterol metabolism. (1)

** Restores Serotonin for Stable Moods

Long-term alcohol use can deplete serotonin levels. Guduchi can help the metabolism of tryptophan, a precursor (leads to increased levels) of serotonin. Generally, it increases neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and others. (2)

Guduchi users often report lower anxiety, better moods, and improved sleep, possibly as results of the above. It’s widely known that a combination of Guduchi and Ashwagandha can be especially helpful for mood stabilization.


** Improves Glucose Metabolism, May Mimic Insulin

Sugar craving is a common side-effect of alcoholism.  Palmatine, jatrorrhizine and magnoflorine are three Guduchi compounds that have been studied to determine their abilities to both mimic and stimulate insulin, and to suppress blood glucose levels. (3)  This could be good news for those negatively affected by chronic drinking.



The Nambu difference:  Our Guduchi is PHONEME-INFUSED™ with sound vibrations that support the Throat Chakra, your connection between heart and mind and your ability to speak your truth with clarity and confidence.

How to use: Take one 300mg capsule with food up to 3 times per day. Combine with Ashwagandha for superior anti-aging benefits and restorative benefits.


  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25754126
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4190733/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21665451
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23866011