Ama is a primary cause of diseases in Ayurveda. Ama can be both physical and mental. It happens when the food we eat does not get completely digested and eliminated. Ama is the mother of all diseases and is known to create arthritis, heart problems, digestion problems, weakness, fatigue and mental dullness.
Ayurveda recommends five steps to eliminate Ama. For best results, follow these five steps under the guidance of an Ayurvedic doctor.
Nidaan Parivarjaan (Avoiding Causes)
The first step in eliminating ama is to avoid the causes that is causing ama. Avoid eating before the previous meal is properly digested. Eat small, easy to digest meals. Do not eat refrigerated, cold or stale foods. Eating in front of a TV is also not recommended. Do not eat when you are feeling angry, depressed or emotionally unstable.
Ama Pachaan (Digesting Ama)
the second step in the process of eliminating ama is to digest the ama that is already present in your body. Aam Pachak Churna is a combination of Ayurvedic herbs which is very effective in this process. You can also chew fennel seeds and sip lukewarm water to help in the process.
Agni Deepan (Reigniting Digestive Fire)
Ama makes the digestive fire slow and weak. Agni deepan is natural process to enable the natural mechanism of your body to reignite the digestive fire. For this you can chew on a piece of fresh ginger and drink a cup of lukewarm water 30 minutes before meals. Take your meals on specific intervals and take a semi-solid meal for a few days to rekindle the digestive fire.
Strotoshodhan (Cleansing Channels)
As a result of following the above steps, the ama in your body will move towards the excretory system. Toxins are eliminated from the body through faeces, urine and sweat. In Ayurveda, elimination is done by the Malavahi Strotas. Take isabgol and Triphala every day before going to bed at night. Drinking a cup of milk of warm milk with a spoon of ghee mixed in it is also helpful. Certain herbal preparations help in this process, but it is highly advisable to consult your doctor at this stage.
Panchakarma is a specialized branch of Ayurveda which detoxifies and strengthens the natural process of the body. Vamana and Virechana are processes of Panchakarma that your doctor may recommend based on your health status. Abhyanga (whole body massage) stimulates the lymph glands which will help in removing toxins through sweat.
It is also very important to stay hydrated to eliminate toxins from your body. Drink freshly squeezed fruits juices without adding sugar. Packaged juices are not healthy. Organic neem juice and aloe vera juice should be in your kitchen. You can drink these healthy juices whenever you feel the urge for a beverage. Herbal teas are also good.
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