The Tafari

17
May, 15

Orange

ORANGE: (Citrus Sinensis)
PART USED: Fruit.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Rich levels of dietary fiber, carbohydrates, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and beta carotene. Like all citrus fruits, the orange is acidic and its best to use as a cleaning agent. (do not throw the peels)

The peel of an orange has increased vitamin C and fiber, however one should only consume the peels of organically grown and processed oranges, where chemical pesticides or herbicides would not have been used on the peel. Orange peel contains citral, an aldehyde that antagonizes the action of vitamin A. Therefore, anyone eating orange peels should make certain that their dietary intake of Vitamin A is sufficient. In addition, the peel is beneficial for aroma therapy and as a insect repellent.

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06
May, 15

“Everything on the earth has a divine purpose and every disease has an herb to cure it.”

-Rasta

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06
May, 15

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by difficulty in breathing, frequent coughing, and a feeling of suffocation. An attack of asthma is often precipitated by physical or emotional stress, respiratory infections, air pollution, changes in temperature, or humidity, and exposure to fumes such as those gasoline or paint. It may also be related to low blood sugar, disorders of the adrenal glands, or specific allergies.

Symptoms of asthma are tightness in the chest and difficulty in breathing, usually accompanied by a wheezing or whistling sound. Violent coughing often occurs as the lungs attempt to expel mucus. An attack can last from several minutes to several days depending on individual situations and causative agents.

Skin test are often given to pinpoint the patient’s allergic tendencies. Common offenders are pollen, animal hair, dust, and certain foods. Proper nutrition is necessary, and the asthmatic should eliminate from the diet those foods that may bring on an attack. A high fluid intake and the inhalation of steam may help to liquefy mucus and making it easier to expel it from the air passages. Vitamin A is necessary for general health of the lungs and, together with vitamin E, guards against visible and invisible air pollutants. The person should have a sufficient diet in the vitamin B complex to avoid deficiency symptoms of nervousness, which might bring on an asthma attack. The need for vitamin C is increased by stress and exposure to hot or cold weather, cigarette smoking, and industrial air pollution.

Nutrients needed: Vitamin A, vitamin b complex, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, inositol, pangamic acid, panthothenic acid, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin F, manganese

Sources: Nutritional yeast, rice bran, fermented concentrate, soybeans, corn, brewers yeast, rose hips, peppers, lemon grass, vegetable oils, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, pecans, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, bok choy, spinach, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, carrots, kale, leeks, swiss chards, sweet potato, cantaloupes, citrus fruits, acerola cherries, guava, mango, papaya, passionfruit, tomatoes, watermelon.

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28
Apr, 15

Lotus Root

LOTUS ROOT: (Nelumbo nucifera)
COMMON NAMES: Lotus root, Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, Bean of India
PART USED: Seeds, Leaves, Flower, Root
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, copper, and manganese.

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21
Apr, 15

“There is no dead flesh present in a divine kitchen.”
-Rasta

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14
Apr, 15

Temple Pick Ups

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04
Apr, 15

Bamboo Shoot

BAMBOO SHOOT: (Phyllostachys edulis) (Phyllostachys bambusoides) (Dendrocalamus latiflorus) (Bambusa oldhamii)
COMMON NAMES: Winter shoots, Mao shoots, zhú sǔn jiān (竹笋尖), sǔn jiān (笋尖)
PART USED: Entire bamboo shoot
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: A good source of potassium, nutrients and protein. Treating respiratory disease, cleaning wounds and maggot-infested sores. Stimulant, aromatic, tonic, and useful of counteracting spasmodic disorder and bleeding. Some species contain cyanide that must be leached or boiled out before they can be eaten safely.

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30
Mar, 15

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20
Mar, 15

Thoughtfully Mag Issue 2: The Ethical Edit

The Tafari is featured in latest issue of Thoughtfully Mag. Check out the article – ‘The Ethical Edit’ – you can find the magazine in wholefoods nationwide in the U.S.

5. “Linen Blazers – Sure, they might make you think of that Saturday Night Live sketch about Air Supply (“…Your sleeves are pushed u-u-up. That looks pretty awesome.”), but mark my words-linen has made a big-time comeback, and for good reason. It’s breathable, naturally wicking, sustainable and gets softer with every wash. Try the Trend: Tobacco Flax Linen Lightweight Button Free Cardigan, $165, thetafari.com ” – Thoughtfully Mag

 

 

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17
Mar, 15

‘Temperate Rain Forest’ Collection

The Tafari proudly announces the re-release of selected pieces from the first Eco Cut&Sew Collection, “The Temperate Rain Forest”. We have had a high demand from our new overseas followers to re-release some of the products from that line.

This re-issue of the line offers our fans a chance to purchase the previously released very exclusive Eco Cut&Sew collection. Back in 2012, we did not expect that our impact on the Green industry would be so quick. Our first collection received very positive reviews within the market, but languished in relative obscurity due to the complexity within the products. First, all of the manufacturing is done in the ‘Fashion District’ located in Midtown-Manhattan, NY. For a New York based Eco company that was a very important aspect. Our Carbon footprint is one of the lowest in the industry. All of the labor and workers we contract are working in a health safe and fair trade environments. All of the textile is sustainably sourced from Reclaimed, Recycled and Organic fabrics. All of our Ideas, inspirations and thoughts are fueled by a plant based nutrition so the utmost divine potential can be put into all of our products. A New Piece of “Green Americana” is coined. Sophisticatedly, this release marks the very first time the world has witnessed what The Tafari can offer to the Human Community.

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