Use Ayurveda To Your Benefit
A person falls prey to various kinds of diseases if he over indulges in, underutilises or stops exercising his senses
and their desires while ignoring the body constitution, says Yogi Ashwini Ji
Ayurved lays more emphasis on prevention than cure. A person falls prey to various kinds of diseases if he over indulges in, underutilises or stops exercising his senses and their desires while ignoring the body constitution. Excessive nourishment also blocks the channels through which prana flows and results in an imbalance causing diseases. In either case, there is no replenishment to dhatus and the body’s ability to fight infections and other harmful external influences decreases and disease manifests. Rasa dhatu is the most important of body fluids and provides nourishment to every part of the body by circulating through various channels to provide essential nutrients required for the healthy functioning of all systems and organs. It also nourishes the remaining six dhatus in the body. Herbs or preparations that are in the Rasayana category of various ayurvedic preparations nourish Rasa dhatu. Shatavri (asparagus racemosus) is an excellent tonic especially for women. As a general rule remember to discard any powdered herb or churan after six months as it loses efficacy.
One tsp shatavari, 1dry date, 1/2 tsp dry ginger, and 1-cup milk cooked over a low flame. When it cools down add 1 tsp honey to it. Remember honey should never be heated as it produces toxins when heated. (People with excess pitta may reduce the quantity of ginger.) This preparation helps in nourishing the female reproductive organs. For optimal utilisation and absorption of any food or ayurvedic preparation, the digestive organ should be in a healthy condition. To strengthen the mucous membrane of the stomach, take a mixture of 1tsp licorice (mulhathi), 1 tbsp honey and a few leaves of tulsi ground into a paste and have with warm water. (Licorice is not recommended for people with heart ailments and high blood pressure). Before taking any ayurvedic treatment get yourself evaluated by an expert.