🌱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
🌷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 .
🌹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 .😊
🥒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 .
✅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. 🌷
🌸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.
👉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 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 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.
🌞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.
❎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 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.
☘️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.
❄️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 .
❄️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 exercise️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.
🌻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.
✅Small radish ✅Pomegranate ✅Milk ✅Ghee ✅Sharkara ✅Rock salt ✅Honey ✅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.
👉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.
If you drink water in excess.
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.🌺🌸
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.