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Ayurvedic Regimen For Spring

ayurveda kapha dosha

According to traditional Ayurvedic medicine, following a proper seasonal regimen or Ritucharya is important preventive medicine. Ritu means season and charya means routine or regimen. 

As different seasons have a natural effect on the three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha), it is important for our body's inner rhythms that we follow some special routine according to the various seasons. 
Following a proper seasonal regimen will help balance the doshas and digestive capacity.


Ayurvedic Detox Tea Recipe

coriander cumin fennel ccf tea recipe

Ayurvedic detox tea, also known as CCF tea, is made of roasted coriander, cumin and fennel seeds. It is Tridoshic which means it balances all three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha
It stimulates Agni, improves circulation, clears out water retention, cleanses the urinary tract and reduces water weight. CCF tea also eliminates the buildup of toxins in the body.


The Seven Dhatus

seven body tissues sapta dhatu

Dhatus are the seven bodily tissues that hold and contain structure of the organs within the body. They are:



Improper Food Combining in Ayurveda

ayurveda nutrition tips
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According to Ayurveda, every food has its own taste (rasa), quality (guna), a heating or cooling energy (virya) and post-digestive effect (vipaka). 
When two or more foods are combined with different rasa, guna, virya and vipaka, Agni (digestive enzymes) can become overwhelmed, which result in production of toxins
Careful food combining will improve our overall health.


Dangers Of Suppressing Natural Urges

ayurveda thirst

Suppressing natural urges aggravates Vata dosha and creates serious health problems. A whole 7th chapter in the Charaka Samhita is dedicated to this topic.


The Concept Of Agni

ayurveda digestion

Agni is biological fire that governs metabolism and it is present in every cell of the body. It is composed of different types of enzymes, hormones and secretions responsible for good digestion. Agni converts food in the form of energy which is responsible for all the vital functions of our body and longevity. It determines which substances enter our cells and tissues and which substances should be removed as waste.