Arbi, nutritional and tasty substitute of potatoes!

🌱Taro roots or arvi or arbi, it is one of the oldest vegetables of the Indian Subcontinent.

🌱It is largely cultivated and consumed in India and other parts of world.

🌱This tuber is rich in nutrients , easy to grow and not expensive.

Arbi is a good substitute for potatoes🥔

👉Before the potato taking over the kitchens in such a comprehensive manner, arbi was the preferred tuber.

👉It is not a nightshade  vegetable like potato ; that’s why  it preferred over potato.

Read Know why you should avoid night shade vegetables.

👉It surpasses potato in taste, nutrition, and medicinal benefits, and it is highly valued  as a prebiotic.

🌱Its tuber has hairy brown coloured skin with white pulp inside.

🌱Arbi is a starchy root vegetable which grown all-year-round and comes in a number of varieties depending on the region where it is grown.

🤔What are the properties of Arbi?

👉It is  sweet in taste.

👉Arbi is heavy to digest.
👉It has gooey, sticky in nature.
👉It is  cooling (some varieties are warming)
👉It reduces Vata and Pitta, increases Kapha

What are the health benefits of Arbi? 🤔

👉Taro root serves a number of essential functions in Ayurvedic cooking as it is  highly medicinal and detoxifying.

👉With its slippery nature, taro serves as a binder of toxins. It binds them together and drives them out of the body, making it an important ingredient in detox.

👉Taro root is a fiber-rich food. Dietary fiber has the potential to maintain the blood sugar level. Hence it is helpful in diabetes management.

👉Helps improve digestive health.

👉Improve  gut microbiome.

👉Useful in weakness.

👉It relieves inflammation in the lungs.

👉It heals the lining of the small and large intestines.

👉Good source of dietary fiber and potassium that help in heart health.

👉Lower in fat and sodium aiding prevention/management of hypertension.

👉Stimulate circulation.

👉Arbi helps in weight loss, being rich in fiber content makes your stomach feel fuller for longer hours and reduces the number of calories intake throughout the day.

👉Ease body cramps.

👉It reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

👉It thicken your hair.
👉Prevent bone loss.

🌱Arbi leaves and stem both are edible its sabji  can be made by first boiling the leaves,  in  Gujarat, Patra and in Bengal Kochu pata bata, Kochu mach  etc dishes are prepared using Arbi leaves.

🌱Always use ajwain to cook arbi.

🌱Use the small variety of Arbi because they are easier to digest.

👉It can be  fried or curried and eaten with rice.

👉Different recipes can be made using taro like taro chips, crispy taro pancakes,  taro fries, and taro buns.

👉It can boiled or steamed and then add the spices  and lemon juice for good taste. You could also dress it with some coriander leaves.

👉To make it easy to digest buttermilk can be consumed along with it.

🤔How many times it can be eaten?
👉It can be consumed twice a week to benefit from its binding properties.

👉 To make taro more Kapha balancing, add black pepper,chili, carom seeds or ginger to the recipe.

👉Always peel and cook taro root, to minimize the calcium oxalate content found in its skin.

👉Never consume it uncooked.

👉Avoid it in gastritis.

Bengal gram or Desi chana is great source of protein and fiber but we need to have it right way.

🌱Kala chana or desi chana is known as Chanaka in Ayurveda .

🌱It is small and dark in color.

🌱This legume can be used in various forms like it can be cooked whole , it could be pounded into flour or besan , split into daal , dry roast and powderd to make sattu.

🌱Kala chana is high in protein, rich in fibre, low in fat, good source of potassium and sodium, rich in easy to absorb minerals and vitamins – especially iron, calcium and folate.

🌱Studies reveal that the amounts of dietary fiber found in black chana is far more superior and effective than compared to other legumes.

🤔What are the properties of Kala chana?

👉It is cold in nature, reduces  pitta and removes heat from the blood.

👉It is dry in nature, removes excessive water or kapha from body .
👉It is alkalizing in nature .

👉It is light to digest.

🤔How kala chana is beneficial for health?

🌻It helps in lowering cholesterol, reduces the levels of LDL cholesterol and total triglycerides.

🌻It  regulate blood sugar, it carries a very low glycemic index and is a great source of protein for vegetarians who have sugar intolerance, or are diabetic. 

👉The complex carbohydrate in black chana digest slowly and the soluble fibre regulates the absorption of sugars into the blood.

👉The low glycemic index of chickpeas is 28, it prevents sudden spike in blood sugars, keeps you satiated for longer hours thus avoiding hunger pangs.

🌻It helps in weight loss as fire  quality and the high fiber moves the toxins accumulated deep in the tissues which aids in proper weight management

❤️Good for cardiac health.

🌻It  cleans the colon, provide healthy intestinal flora and bowel movements.

😎It enhance hair, skin and nail health.

🤒Helps with fever caused due toxins build-up in body.

🥵It is good for those suffering from high body temperature and blood-related problems.

🌹Useful in anemia,as it  improves  levels of hemoglobin.

🦴It  strengthens bones.

🌹It  reduces hot flushes in menopausal women.

🌷It is useful in cough, vomiting due to intake of heavy food and diarrhea due to excessive heat.

🤔Why it is important to cook it properly?

👉As we see  kala chana is high in nutrient and protein content, and carries the ability to reduce pitta and kapha, it can, on the other hand, increase vata due to its light and dry nature so cooking it properly with spices is very important . 

🤔Is chana dal has same benefits like whole chana?

🌻Channa dal has  the same properties as kala chana.
🌻Chana dal  is the split version of the Kala chana which make it easy to digest.
🌻On  regular basis, it is best to consume channa dal, the split channa, instead of whole channa.
🌻Whole kala channa is best to avoid, as it it’s heavy and it’s skin is not good for daily frequent use.
🌻Must soak chana dal before cooking.
🌻Use cinnamon, cumin, kokam(kokam  helps with breaking down the protein molecules of the  chana dal or kala chana ) while cooking it.

🌻Add  ghee tadka to your cooked dal at the very end.

We can eat the channa dal up to 3 times per weeks on alternate days.

🤔Among Kala chana and kabuli chana which is better ?

👉Although kabuli chana or chick pea  is nutritive but it is clogging in nature on the other hand kala Chana is good substitute for it,as it is  not clogging but actually supports digestion while it carries all the nutritional benefits of the chickpea.

🤔What about chana sattu?

🌹Chana is  rich in high quality protein, in  India   chana  sattu is used as affordable  primary source of daily protein by all those undertaking strenuous work in north eastern Indian states  like Bihar, UP, and Punjab

🤔Why chana sattu is better than whole chana?

👉Due to light  quality, astringent taste and vistambhi prabhava kala chana can aggravate vata . 

👉To remove these undesirable effects, kala chana is processed to make sattu.

👉Sattu is prepared by  dry roasting chana  in clean sand and then powdered .
👉This sattu powder lighter, more digestible and further helps in countering vata by removing the vistambhi effect. 
👉To make this more light to digest, remove the skin of the chana as  skin is very drying and even clogging . 

👉Sattu pani is  a great re-mineralising drink in the scorching heat, as the potassium and magnesium it contains help maintain electrolyte

Read Benefits and recipe of sattu.

🤔Is there any side effects of Chana?

👉Eat Kala chana in moderate amounts as they contain high fibre and overeating fibre can cause  stomach pain and gas.

👉Always cook chana with spices, person with strong digestion can have uncooked soaked chana.

🌹Chana dal and chana sattu are better option for daily consumption.

Khus or Ushir,A very useful herb to prevent many health problems related to summer.

🌷Vetiver is known as usiram in sanskrit.

🌷Its common name is Khus.

🌷It is a perennial grass of Indian origin, root of this grass is used for  medicinal and cosmetic purpose.

🌷In India not long ago during summer season it was common practice  to hang  vetiver grass mats   on windows to cool off  stifling summer heat.

❄️Freshly woven mats not only  infuse a delightful cooling aroma to the entire house, but the scented molecules actually carry cooling properties.

🌹Khus grass or its oil is used extensively in perfumes,
cosmetics, aromatherapy, food and flavouring industries.

🌷It is cool,light to digest , unctuous, bitter,sweet and highly aromatic in nature.

🤔So how khus is beneficial for health?
👉It pacifies vata and pitta dosha.
👉Khus is used both internally and externally.
👉It is beneficial in skin issues , digestive issues and neuropathic conditions.

🤔How it is beneficial in summer season?

🌞In summer, the increased agni in the environment increases the heat in the blood,that is why we experience more heat in the body and brain. Vetiver aromatically cools off the blood and with regular use can even cool the muscle and fat tissues.

🌞It pacifies fever due to excessive heat of climate .

🌞Ushir rehydrate body in summer.

🌞It pacify bad smell of the sweat and also excessive sweating .

🌞It removes fatigue due to excessive hot climate.

🌞It helps in preventing nose bleeding which is very common in summer season.

🌞It gives pleasant smell and cooling effect to  water, add some vetiver roots in water stored in mud pot and use this water to drink whole day .

Also read ayurvedic-summer-diet-and-lifestyle-rules

🤔How it is good for skin?

🌹One the most important use of Ushir that it firms the skin.

🌹It improves skin complexion.

🌹Useful in healing wound.

🌹It relieves burning sensation , apply it’s paste locally.

🌹It removes toxins from skin  and pacifies all doshas.
🌹It nurture skin layers and can penetrates in deep layer to remove toxins.

👉Due to its cooling nature it is is useful in ulcers , acidity, burning sensation in urine and burning eyes.

👉It Strengthens the digestive fire and calms both vomiting and diarrhea.
👉Essential oil of khus, cools the mind and improves concentration. It also calms the nervous system.

🤔How to use ushir or khas?

☀️You can add properly washed roots in drinking water storage container and replace it after every two days .

☀️Its sharbat is great cooling drink for summer, in place of aerated drink try this sharbat.

Khus sharbat recipe

🌱Soak properly washed 60 grams khus roots in 1liter of water overnight, filter this add 2kg of unprocessed sugar then boil this to one sugar syurp strand, let it cool and store in glass bottle, now just add 1or 2 tablespoon of this syrup according to your taste in a glass water and enjoy cool, aromatic drink.

🌱Khus sharbat available in market contain preservatives and artificial green colour so better to make it at home and you can store this homemade syurp upto 20 days in refrigerator .

🌱To cool skin put some of it’s roots or essential oil in bathing water.

🌷Surprisingly ushir has many beneficial properties that are similar to those carried by Sandalwood which is very costly compared to ushir.

🌷So this Summer, choose Vetiver for external and internal use and make this season more comfortable .😊

Use Ayurvedic Anjan or collyrium to protect eyes.

👉 Applying Anjan or medicated kajal is part of Ayurvedic Daily routine. 👍

👉It should be apply daily after cleaning teeth. ✅

👉Applying kajal is not just for beautification but it is a practice to protect eyes and maintain their functions.

Read what other things can be done to protect eyes ayurvedic-tips-for-eye-care

👉Ayurvedic kajal is not just black ash it’s a combination of herb, decoction,oils etc. ❤️

👉Among 5 sense organs (5 indriyas) eyes are considered as most important in Ayurveda as with them we connect, learn and observe things around us. 😍

👉 With the overuse of computers, mobile, traveling, dust etc eyes are the most affected sense organs so to protect them, using anjan is much more important in these times. 🙏

👉In India it was tradition to use anjan from new born to old age by all genders but now without👶👨👴 understanding its importance and use, people just label it as women thing for beautification. 😳

👉Due to lack of knowledge people stop this practice specially males. 🙄

👉There are 2 types of anjan one is souvir anjan which is mild and should be use on daily basis, other is rasanjan which should be used in once in a week or once in 15 days.

👉Eyes are place of agni or pitta, to balance that soothing anjan are used.

👉Sometimes dosha specially kapha accumulate their then teekshan or strong anjan are used.

👉Anjan application is important part of Ayurvedic ophthalmology many eye disorders can be cured using it. 🤩

👉 In place of normal kajal use Ayurvedic anjan which is along with making eyes beautiful 🥰and attractive has soothing, strengthening, cleaning and protective effect on eyes . 🌺

👉 If you do not want to use black anjan then to know what other things you can apply contact with Vaidhya near you. 👍

👉 Avoid using smudge proof kajal.

Note- Avoid use of anjan in conditions of fear, anger, severe headache, crying and after use of alcohol.

Cucumber -know why, when and how to eat it.

🥒Cucumber or kheera is known as trapusha in sanskrit ,due its cooling property it is also known as susheetala.

🥒 It is mostly used in salad.

🥒Cucumber is used in Ayurvedic medicines also , in ayurveda it’s fruit and seed are used.

🥒Ayurvedic properties of cucumber

🌷 It is madhur ( sweet) in taste .

🌷It is laghu( light to digest), ruksha ( dry) in nature.

🌷 It has madhur vipaka.

🌷It is cold in potency.

🌷It balance pitta dosha.

🥒Health benefits of cucumber

It is used both internally and externally, here are few uses of cucumber –

✅ Due to rich water content it helps in relieving excessive thirst in summer. It’s seed can be consumed to quench thirst.It helps in maintaining electrolyte balance which may be disturbed due to excessive sweating in summers .

✅It is diuretic, cleanses urinary bladder.

✅Useful in burning urination ,urine retention,UTI and to lower blood pressure.

✅In summer urine output is decreased and sometimes blood pressure also increase due to extreme heat , eating cucumber daily proves helpful.

✅Madhur-Summer is best time to have naturally sweet taste vegetables and fruits as pitta increase during this time.

✅laghu-as it is light to digest it is good for those who want to lose weight.

✅Cold-due to its cooling property it regulates pitta dosha in body and helps in balancing high pitta dosha symptoms like burning sensation in body,palm,foot or in eyes, gastritis etc

✅ Kheera is also helpful for those who have sleep problem.

✅Calculai- it helps in evacuate small urinary calculi.
✅It prevents gallbladder stone formation, it is helpful in maintaining normal function of gallbladder and liver.

✅It is good for skin and it can be taken in skin diseases .

✅It detoxify body and blood.

✅It helps in natural movement of intestine thus relieve constipation and other digestive disorders.

✅ Nervin tonic.

✅ Headache and migraine can be triggered by heat , they can also prevented by regular consumption of cucumber juice.

✅Relieve fatigue .

✅It is useful in bleeding disorders like nasal bleeding, heavy menstrual cycle etc .

✅It is good to relieve vomiting .

✅Prevent dizziness.

✅In Gout or person with high uric acid in blood should drink it’s juice.

✅Useful in water retention, swelling , ascites etc.

✅External application-its paste or slice can be applied on face and eye to relieve burning sensation.
It soothes and moisturise skin , useful in sunburn.

✅It can be eaten raw as a salad or can be cooked as vegetable.

❌Avoid it with curd (raita)

✅Wash it properly before use, no need to peeling it.

✅Eat it half an before food but not along with food

🌷Do not eat according to trends but eat according to season, location, age, condition and body requirements. 🌷

How to quit bad habits and adopt good ones ?

🌸People aiming at  healthy life should always consume healthy food and follow good lifestyle.🌹

🌸But many of us find it challenging to break bad habits and form good ones.🙄

🌸It takes time, effort and will power to form positive habits that benefit our over all well-being.

🌸It is important to leave habits that do not suit us in order to be healthy, recover from diseases and to prevent recurrence of diseases.👍

🌸Certain habits can be extremely harmful to health like consuming food that doesn’t suit our body and can lead to many problems, even  habit of smoking, alcohol, sleeping late etc can be extremely harmful.

🌸When  a person wants to shift from one  habit to another immediately then this sudden shift can  leads  to  so  many  difficulties.

🌸Sudden withdrawal from certain diet, practice or habit  will lead to the vitiation of dosha.

🌸As per ayurveda an intelligent person should gradually wean himself away from unwholesome/unhealthy practices (to which he is addicted) and adopt wholesome ones in the proper sequence.

🌸In  Ayurvedic texts   method    of    gradual    leaving   unwholesome diet and lifestyle adaptation  of wholesome diet and lifestyle without  causing  any harm to the body is suggested , which is known as Padamshika Krama .

👉Padamshika Krama is a unique concept in Ayurveda, which is to be observed during the change from unwholesome to wholesome to maintain equilibrium of body .

👉Padamshika Krama is  sequential regimen to adopt good habits and discard bad habits.🌹

👉This technique of gradual and smoothly adopting and leaving can be used for both diet and lifestyle.🌷

👉It can be correlated to the concepts such as tapering dose and withdrawal symptoms.🌷

👉The   concept   of Padamshika   Krama looks   like   a mathematical   formula   with   which   one   can   easily adopt good and leave bad habits.🌷

👉This concept   is   very   simple   and   realistic   with   valid approach.🌷

👉The  same  concept  is  applied  in  the  treatment  of  de-addiction

So what is Padamshika krama?🤔

🌱Pada is considered as one by fourth part,amsha is considered as division or part.🌷

👉It is suggested in charak samhits that on day one give up a quarter of the unwholesome practice and
subsequently adopt a quarter of wholesome.
On the second day, half of the unwholesome practice should be given up and half of the wholesome one should be adopted; this is to be continued for the third day also. On the fourth day, three-fourth of the unwholesome practice should be given up and three-fourth of the wholesome one should be adopted. This process should be continued on the fifth and sixth day also. The process of giving up of the unwholesome practice and adoption of the wholesome practice is completed on the seventh day.

Sequence to adopt good and leave bad habit or diet.

👉In this way by slowly , gradually and without much external help giving up unwholesome practices and by increasing the wholesome practices in a proper sequence do not cause any problems .

👉Whether it is adding new habits like yoga asana and meditation practice, becoming mindful, adapting a healthy lifestyle, or breaking bad ones like quitting smoking or streaming late night shows, this approach is the only sustainable way to good health and a long life span.

👉This change is happening in a natural way, and is not forced .

🌹When  the  amount and duration of unwholesome practice is  more Padamshika  Krama of  15,  46  or  63 days can be followed.

Acidity or heartburn – it’s symptoms, causes and remedies to cure it.

👉Acidity might seem like a simple digestive issue which can easily be controlled by widely advertised antacids .

👉But when this problem persists continously for long time and one has to take antacids on daily basis then it should be taken seriously

👉If it is ignored for long it can be reason of other health issues like ulcer, premature greying of hair, hair fall, eye problem, skin problems, anxiety,infertility heart arrhythmia and many other health issues.


👉Incompatible food like milk with salty food, curd at night etc.
👉Taking polluted and packaged food.

👉Excessive intake of salty, sour, acidic, hot and dry food.

👉Excessive use of Tomato sauce, vinegar, pickles, garlic, onion and chocolate.
👉Less or excessive use of water.
👉Alcohol, smoking, tobacco.
👉Regular use of soda, antacids, painkillers.
👉Eating without digestion of previous meal.
👉Sleeping immediately after food.
👉Staying up late night.
👉Wearing tight fitting clothes.
👉Anxiety and stress.
👉Anger, jealousy and dissatisfaction in every situation .

🙄Above diet and lifestyle increases pitta dosha,which deplete digestive agni like hot water extinguish fire quickly.


🥵Burning is chest, throat or stomach after eating food.
😵Indigestion, gas and fatigue.
🤢Sour or acid belching.
🤢Mouth tastes bitter or sour.
🤮Nausea, vomiting.
🤯Headaches and dizziness.
🥺Mouth ulcer.
🔥Burning sensation.
😳Backache and numbness.

🌷Diet and lifestyle

✅Avoid points mentioned under causes.
✅Eat slowly and eat on fix time daily.
✅Include bitter taste things in diet like karela, methidana, alovera, neem and food cooked in iron vessel.
✅ Barley, wheat, moong dal, old rice,Mishri and sabudana.
✅Drumstick, banana flower, coriander, Ash gourd, bottle gourd, cucumber, parwal and neem.
✅Clove, tulsi, alovera, amla, cardamom, chandan, khas, giloy and harad.
✅Banana, apple, pomegranate, melons, coconut, grapes and lemon.
✅Raisins, dates.
✅Milk, buttermilk, white butter and ghee.
✅Honey, gulkand, amla murrabba or amla candy.
✅Maintain weight.
✅Regular exercise.

❌Things to Avoid 👇

❎Urad dal, kulathi, til, Curd
Vinegar, mustard, black pepper, chilly, tomatoes and sour fruits.
❎Fast food, spicy and oily food
❎Raw vegetables as salad and uncooked sprouts.
❎Cheese and butter.

❎Avoid working in intense heat or sun.

🌷Few Ayurvedic tips.

🌱Drink only boiled and then cooled down water.
🍀 Take pinch of Shunthi mix with water and lemon juice after food.
🌱 Take amla powder after food.
🌱Take Shunthi with amla powder after food.
🌳Chew Giner and salt before food.
🌱Have Ajwain roasted in ghee after food.
🌳Chew Fennel seed after eating food.
🌱Take Giloy powder with ghee.
🌿Drink Jeera water whole day.
🌻Triphala kwath with honey.

🌻Soak 2 cloves overnight drink this water empty stomach .
🌿Soak coriander and fennel powder overnight drink water empty stomach.
🌿 Have Mulethi kada before food.

👉Take ayurvedic treatment as ayurvedic oral medication and therapies like vaman cure the problem from root.

🤔Why to avoid antacid on regular basis ?
👉It disturb ph of stomach acid with regular use which will effect digestion of food and absorption of nutrients.
👉Causes indigestion, loose motion, constipation, gas, heart problem, high blood pressure,depression, anxiety and chances of infections also increases.

👉Acidity should be treated from root cause at earliest to prevent its long term complications.

Nasya, simple Ayurvedic procedure but helps in preventing and treating many diseases.

Nasya is a procedure where oil,herb powder or herb extract is administered in nostrils. It is a part of Ayurvedic daily routine.

Nose is considered as gateway of head so when any medicated oil is put through nostrils it reaches all parts of head and cure diseases. Nasya preserve health of healthy individual and cure illness of sick person.

Benefits of nasya

🌼 It lubricate nasal passage,open and cleanse respiratory channels thus provides easy breathing and good oxygenation of airway , prevent cold,cough, rhinitis,flu and asthma.
🌼Cure dryness of nose.
🌼It treat diseases of shoulder above body like neck ,eyes,ears and head and give strength to them.

🌷Give strength to sense organs.
🌷Cure stiffness of neck,head and jaw.
🌷 Protect and cure oral cavity diseases.
🌷Useful in headache and migraine.
🌷Good for voice and it’s disorders like hoarseness and stammering.
🌷Cure neuro muscular problems and facial paralysis.
🌷Good for hairs, prevent hair fall and premature greying of hairs,👩 makes hair long,black and lustrous.
🌷😎Good for facial skin, make it bright and gives natural glow.
🌷Prevent early aging.
🌷Give strength to bones,joints and ligaments of head. 💪
🌷Stress buster.
🌷Gives good sleep.

When to do nasya?

As a part of your daily routine🌞 nasya can be done in morning,after defecation in morning, brush your teeth then do nasya.

How to do it?

👉Gently Massage your face with sesame oil(generally) or mahanarayan oil( headache , migraine, sinusitis) or kumkumadi oil ( for good skin) then give fomentation by putting hot water dipped towel on face then lying down straight on bed and put 2 drops of oil ( you can use either sesame oil,ghee,shadbindu oil or Anu tailam according to your need or as suggested by ayurvedic doctor) in each nostril, you can take help of someone then remain in this position for few minutes. Little oil can comes to throat with sputum which should be spit out .

👉Another method is just dip your clean little finger in nasya oil and apply it by rotating finger in both nostrils.

👉Nasya in the morning is more kapha pacifying – that is it can help relieve congestion and stuffiness, clearing up pathways.
👉When applied in the middle of the day, it will help pacify pitta dosha – imbalances associated with pitta dosha would be inflammation, itchiness, bleeding, etc.   Dryness can also result from excess pitta aggravation, so when applied during pitta time, the dryness will also be addressed.
👉When nasya is applied in the evening, it will pacify and balance vata dosha, also helping calm the mind

When to avoid it?

❌During menstrual cycle
❌During pregnancy and in postpartum stage.
❌ in diarrhoea and indigestion.
❌Immediately after food or water intake
❌ Immediately after Bath or just before bath.
❌After alcohol consumption
❌In excessive hunger or thirst
❌ In fever,cold and cough.
❌ On cloudy day.
❌Not before 7 years of age and do not use after 80 years of age.

Moong dal Yush – Ayurvedic recipe to improve digestion.

Moong dal water or moong dal Yush

🌻If you are confused what to give  your kid to improve his appetite after illness then here is one ayurvedic recipe to improve his digestive fire and which is nutritious at the same time.

🌻Moong dal water is useful in many conditions, yush is Ayurvedic term for this water.

😊Most importantly this water is suitable for all.

🤔How to make moong dal yush?

👉Take whole green moong dal, wash it properly and soak in water overnight and then add water 16times to the quantity of green gram like if you take 25gm of green gram then take 400ml of water.

👉Now keep this soaked dal in open vessel to cook on medium flame, when dal is cooked properly seperate water and dal, this water is moon dal yush.

👉It can be taken like this only or you can add black pepper, dry ginger, rock salt in this water and season it with some ghee and jeera.

🤔In which conditions moong dal yush is beneficial?

✅This water improves digestion, appetite and taste in food

✅It can be taken after illness when digestion is low.

✅It improves strength.

✅It is good for voice.

✅It improves complexion.

✅It helps in detoxification of body.

✅It relieves excessive thirst.

✅It relieves tiredness

✅Useful in condition of dehydration.

✅It can act as a drink in ENT diseases.

✅This water is extremely useful in obesity and hypothyroidism .

✅In any condition where digestive power needs to be restored, this water can be taken.

✅During and after fever, infection
And injury.

✅In conditions of burning sensation this is useful. 

✅In Kapha diseases like hypothyroidism and in pitta diseases  this water is useful.

✅In Bleeding disorders like excessive menstrual flow, nose bleeding etc moong yush should be included in diet.

✅Those with excessive sweating can also have this water.

✅In swelling and joint pain have this water.

🌹Try this Moong Yush and do share your experience in comment section.

Everything you should know about constipation!

🌞In Ayurveda day  starts with the early morning bowel movement and if you are having one a day, every day, then you don’t need any detox.

🌞Proper daily bowel movements are essential for good health.
If you are not having daily bowel movements, or your stool is not as it should be – it’s too dry, or loose etc then you must pay attention towards it.

🌞Having at least one good daily bowel movement through which one evacuates toxins from the body on a daily basis can be the ultimate secret for a long and healthy life.

🌻The stool is the waste of the food we eat – all that is left over, after the body has taken in and transformed the food we ingested into nutritional packets and energy.

🌻It can become toxic if  not evacuated in due time on daily basis

👉Instead of forcing body to clean the gut, it should be gently initiated changes to restore body’s natural ability to discharge bowel normally.

🤔What is constipation?

Constipation is a condition with one or more of following symptoms

👉Straining during a bowel movement.
👉Frequency of bowel is not regular.
👉There is no  bowel movement at all.
👉There is a sense of incomplete bowel movement.
Hard stool

🤔What Ayurveda says about constipation?

🌻As per Ayurveda apan vayu is responsible for expulsion of stool but when it’s function is affected it result in constipation.

🤔What causes constipation?

Constipation is a common occurence which can be caused by following reasons
👉Excessive consumption of dry,too light, too heavy, rough, pungent, astringent and salty food.
👉Night awakening, not enough hours of sleep per night .
👉Drinking less water.
👉Working in strong sun.
👉Sitting for  long time.
👉Long walk.
👉Heavy travelling.
👉Use of antacids.
👉In conditions like Parkinson’s,Rheumatoid arthritis , depression etc.
👉Due to Pregnancy.

👉Excessive mental activity.

Due to above factors apan vata get aggravated results in constipation.

🤔Why not to ignore constipation?

🌻Constipation is not just slow bowel movements or simple problem with little discomfort but it signals vata imbalance and blockage  of channels and if not treated on time it may result in more serious issues.

🌻Neglecting constipation and continues causative factors can result in severe issues like
Piles, fissure, bloating,stomach cramps, rectal pain, headache and other diseases.

🌻Constipation may cause other problems like Migraine, depression etc  and   by relieving constipation there is relief in symptoms of those problems .

🤔What can be done to cure constipation?

🌞If constipation is frequent or chronic then you get lots of advices eat this!drink that! To clean gut! from every other person but  we forget that our bodies are actually already perfectly equipped with ability to discharge bowel naturally we just have to support the default mechanisms of daily bowel movement.

🌞In Ayurveda diet, lifestyle changes are suggested, depending on imbalance medicines are suggested.

✅Include fruits, vegetables, legumes raisin, guava, fig, orange, parwal, lauki, gulkand, prune, tamarind, amla, radish, Kulathi in diet

❎Avoid excessive tea, coffee nonveg food , heavy and fried food
Avoid soy products, maida

❎Avoid  things that enhance absorbtion like too much cumin, pomegranate, too salty snacks and stress.

✅Must include homemade buttermilk in diet.

✅Never delay or skip meals.

✅Use proper spices in cooking.

❎Do not engage mind while eating
✅Chew long and well
✅Squeeze lime in food
✅Slow walk after dinner
✅Massage every night below naval to support bowel movements.
✅Do regular exercise.

✅Do not hold natural urges

👉Addition to adjusting and correcting life-style and behavior, and diet, you can add some ayurvedic formulas or herbs to help ease constipation.

Some remedies to ease constipation

👉Have fruit pulp of aragwadh
👉Have castor oil in milk at night
👉Have haritaki
👉 Take ghee with milk at night
👉Take alovera pulp in morning
👉Do yoga asanas which puts pressure on abdomen.

Always consult doctor for constipation as overuse of laxative worsen constipation

🤔Why it’s better to pass stool in morning?

It is great when bowel gets cleaned  before sunrise as after the sun rises, the body’s goes in absorption mode so there are chances residual toxins in the form of fecal matter or other in your physiology get inevitably re-absorbed into your body.

🤔What can be done if there is no bowel movement in morning?

If you don’t get the urge to have bowel movement first thing in the morning,  no stress as stress will further delay it, you can do following things
👉Eat a delicious dish of stewed fruits like apple or pear with 2-3  cloves.
👉Do ayurvedic oil massage before bath.

👉Use  rock salt in food.

👉You can train your gut to discharge in the mornings by following a good routine during the previous day like ate your meals on time the previous day.

👉Drinking warm water with some fresh squeezed lime in it can also help with the process.

🤔Why some remedy work for one person might not work for other?

🌻No two people will ever have the same bowel tendencies, and each needs to be addressed individually.
🌻Everybody is born with one of these koshti prakriti-s or innate natural bowel tendencies
✅Krur kosthi tendency which means an individual is by birth prone to constipation regardless of what kind of diet they keep.
✅Madhya kosthi which is a bowel tendency that is neither loose nor constipated;
✅Mridhu kosthi – bowels that tend to be always on the soft loose side.

🤔Which is  Ayurvedic formulation for constipation ?

🌻Whenever anyone is experiencing mild imbalances in their daily bowel discharge, then the classical triphala formula helps to correct it by re-establishing the intelligence of the colon, and thus supporting bowel evacuation.
🌻Unlike other natural or synthetic laxatives, it does not force colon to bring about a bowel movement.
🌻Triphala create a very good environment for friendly bacteria to thrive in as friendly bacteria is the key to optimal health as they facilitate not only elimination but absorption of nutrients as well.

🌻These friendly bacteria help in  connecting your colon to your mind, so that your bowel movement occurs daily and regularly.

🌻Triphala do not have any side effects and it will not create dependence as well.

🌻It support the colon and rejuvenate it with long term use as well.

🤔Why to avoid harsh laxatives and remedies?

👉Remedies are harsh on colon  and habit forming

👉The colon  which is  is a longest part of large intestine removes water, salt, and some nutrients, forming the stool.
👉But this colon is not just a tube which we should be flushed, cleanse or torture using different harsh things as in colon billions of  friendly bacteria lives and also colon decide what materials to absorb and what to evacuate that means colon play very important role in our health .

👉So instead of using high dose of laxatives using enema, you should focus on colon care by reawakening its intelligence  of what to receive and what to eliminate and when to do so, and how much.

Hopefully you got some insight into very common and troublesome problem of constipation via this article.

Vadi- healthy, easy and fast to cook, creative version of lentils.

🌻Vadi or Mangoodi is famous food item specially in North India.

🌻They are lentils dumplings which are easy and fast to cook, yet  they are light and highly nutritious in contents.

🌻Lentils are essential part of meal and these vadis are creative version of lentils as it gives new flavour to regular ingredient since Ayurveda emphasizes that taste is as important as the nourishing  properties of a food item.

🌻Vadi, you can prepare at home or purchase from market

🌻Different lentils can be used to make them, you can even mix lentils to make mangoodi.

🤔How vadis can be be made at home?

👉Lentils like Moong, Kulathi, urad can be used to make vadis
One or more  dal can be used to make vadis

👉Kulathi dal is very hard to cook and very time taking so it a good idea to make vadis of Kulathi dal mix with  moong dal.

👉Mangoodi is prepared by soaking dal in  for 6-8 hours then  grinding it into a paste add salt, turmeric make small round dumplings on greased tray and let them dry in sun for 2 days.

👉Chilli or ginger can be added in paste.
👉Then store dried vadis in air tight container.

🤔How to use vadis

👉They be cooked with pulao, with different vegetables like radish, palak etc
👉Its sabji can be eaten with roti, rice or khichdi.

🤔How to cook vadi sabji?

👉Dry  toast  vadi  in a dry pan just enough to turn them light brown and their aroma released.

👉After this, add a little ghee, jeera, coriander powder, turmeric powder stir and toast for a few more minutes. If you like you can add any vegetable of your choice, then add water, boil for few minutes garnish with some fresh chopped coriander leaves.

👉You can add yogurt to your vadi sabji.

Jujube – fruit of winter!

☘️Ber or jujube fruit is a seasonal fruit of India.

☘️It is easily available in the market during the winter season. It is not an expensive or famous fruit like apple and some people may not have eaten this simple fruit till date, but it is full of good properties.

☘️Shabari had offered the fruits of the jujube to Shri Ram, which the Lord had accepted with love.

☘️This fruit is tasty and nutritious. It is rich in vitamins and minerals.

☘️It is called Badar in Sanskrit.

🤔What are the properties of ber fruit?

✅It is sweet, astringent and sour in taste
✅It is cool in potency
✅It is heavy to digest
✅It is unctuous in nature
✅It balances vata and pitta dosha.

👉There are 3 varieties of jujube according to the size of the fruits, large, medium and small.

👉Its fruits, leaves, bark and root have medicinal properties.

🤔In which health problems is ber fruit useful?

👉It is useful in bleeding disorders like nose bleeds and heavy menstruation

👉It relieves excessive thirst.

👉It relieves burning sensation in fever.

👉It pacify burning sensation in urine, eyes and in body due to excessive body heat.

👉It is good for heart.

👉It is useful in  vomiting and nausea.

👉It is useful diarrhoea, IBS and ulcerative colitis.

👉It nourishes body tissues and relieves fatigue.

👉It is excellent in  relieving constipation and gas  in winters.

👉It relieves excessive belching.

👉It purify blood and helps in preventing skin problems in winter

👉It improves digestion and taste in food.

👉As it balance vata it is good for people who are hyperactive and people who overthink.

🤔Does it causes cough and cold?
👉No, in fact it prevents cough and cold.

❌Avoid it with milk
❌Avoid its sour fruit in Acidity
❌Avoid eating it in large quantity

🤔When to eat ber fruit
✅Before food.

Be sure to eat the fruit of jujube which comes in winter and protect yourself from many seasonal health problems.

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🤔Why we crave for sweet and heavy food in winter?? and is it ok to have them??

❄️In India, winter season time  lots of traditional sweets are prepared like different kinds of laddoos, halwa, chikkis etc😋

❄️ But now as  people become more ‘health conscious’ and think that these foods are heavy and may cause weight gain, then why our ancestors use to prepare these special seasonal recipes ??

❄️Actually these recipes are in  accordance to the requirement of our body to balance the seasonal effects and changes.

❄️It’s OK to crave more sweet stuff during the winter time, It’s not you, it’s your srotas(body channels) !!! Because here’s what happens when the weather gets cold or very cold:
👉Just like low temperatures slow down and shrink the elements in nature like water freezes just so it shrinks the physical channels( srotas) in our bodies.

👉When our channels constrict, things slow down, circulation is blocked or slowed down and vata gets stuck and goes up making you crave heavy sweet stuff.

👉In addition, metabolic fluids also get slowed down and gets stuck and you feel more hungry and crave for more sweet heavy  stuff.

👉So it’s not just ok but it’s important to eat more sweet and heavy foods, including sweets in order to help pacify vata and also feed agni in our body. In absence of proper food body tissues get damaged.

👉But the trick is to eat the healthy  stuff – not the chocolate bars, or the heavy cold vata aggravating foods.

👉 If you eat un-intelligent food, chances are your body will not be able to process it and you will make ama – toxic bi-products. And then  you’ll get a miserable cold.

👉So it’s important to eat balanced food according to season as per ayurvedic .

Also read Ayurvedic winter season diet and lifestyle to stay healthy.

❄️During winter it is actually recommended to have sweet, sour and salt taste food as they balance vata.

🤔What sweet and heavy food one can have?
❄️Eat what is traditionally prepared in your region in winter season.

🤔So won’t they cause weight gain?

👉Remember Ayurveda also  recommends heavy exercise️律 and oil massage in winter season along with sweet heavy food so if you are eating or want to eat sweet seasonal delicacies then one must do 30-60 minutes rigorous exercise in morning.

Nitya sevaniya ahara ( food that can be taken regularly)

🌻In Ayurveda to maintain health and to prevent diseases lot of importance is given to food.

Read Ayurvedic rules about eating food

🌻Some foods are suggested to be used on  daily basis to protect health.

🌻These nitya sevaniya ( daily consumable) food are nutritive and at the same  time they are balanced.

🌻They have 6 rasas and all the essential components like protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals.

🌻They helps in maintaining health and preventing diseases.

🌻They protect from diseases due to over nutrition and Mal nutrition.

🌻Nutritional deficiency is very common today in all age groups so including nitya sevaniya dravya in food one can prevent and manage them.
🌻They prevent and help in managing lifestyle related disorders like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes etc.
🌻Nitya sevaniya aharas helps in maintaining digestive fire and as per ayurveda balanced agni is basis of good health.

What are nitya sevaniya aharas??

Green gram
✅Shashtik rice ( rice variety which grown in 60 days)
✅Dry grapes
Pointed gourd

✅Small radish
✅Rock salt
✅Meat of land animals( for non vegetarians)
✅Rain water

When everyone wants to know what to eat for perfect health and to improve immunity Ayurveda gives you answers , instead of going for some fancy food or supplement for good health include above simple things in diet.

Why even after eating healthy food and eating on time food is not getting digested and suffering from digestive issues??🙄

👉Other than quantity and time of food consumption there are few other factors which effects digestion of food.

1.Sleep😴- if you stay awake late night or whole night, if you wake up late in morning , if you sleep in afternoon then this will affect digestion negatively.

  1. If you drink water in excess.
  2. If you forcefully and habitually hold natural urges of body like urge to urinate, defecation, yawning, sneezing, vomit, thirst,fart, hunger, tear, ejaculation and breathlessness due to exertion, then this will also cause indigestion.🌺🌸
  3. Negative emotions and behavior like anger,jealousy, greed,fear, overthinking, ill thinking, excessive talk, over desire, anxiety, using harsh words etc also cause improper digestion of food. 🌸🌺

So if you are doing or having anything from points then try to fix them then automatically your digestion will improve simply taking medicines without fixing the cause never cure the problem from root.

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