Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tea to restore internal fire

In Ayurveda the concept of digestive power or digestive strength, it is called Agni. And, it is a terribly important concept because Ayurveda says: if you have great Agni, if you are so blessed in this lifetime to have good Agni, you will have excellent health.

Agni is the "fire," that drives all digestion and metabolism  The digestive and absorption process is called Pakwagni (digestive fire).Agni is all of the enzymes systems for digestion from the mouth to the anus as well as  all the bacterial systems from the mouth to the anus. Yes, the main center is in the stomach however, we need to thing of agni as a force that gives vitality, transformation and clarity of mind when is balanced.

If our agni is strong, we’re able to digest food efficiently and easily assimilate our daily experiences. On the other hand, if agni is weak, our body won’t digest well, creating toxic residue or ama that lodges deep in our cells.

Our lifestyle, poor knowledge of food combination, excess of food or eating with no hunger disturb our internal fire. This simple tea can restore your internal fire. Use the tea with a few days of simple food like soupy oatmeal.

1 tsp of  dry ginger powder
10 to 12 leaves of tulasi,  you can use dry tulsi ( 2 tsp.)
10 mint leaves
2-3 cloves of garlic.
1 tsp of honey ( add at the end) of jaggery.

Boil of ingredients in one cup of water and reduced it to 1/2 cup.
Drink the tea every 2-3 hours for 2 o 3 days.


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