Ayurveda, a traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent is beneficial for many bodily functions as standard medical practices. Ayurveda involves a range of different treatments, including the use of herbs, therapies such as acupressure and massage, and yoga, including breathing exercises and meditation to encourage health and wellbeing; practised worldwide as a form of complementary and alternative medicine. One bodily function in particular that can benefit from Ayurveda is our digestion. Our digestive system is sensitive and can affect our entire body, influencing many aspects of our overall health and wellbeing and therefore it is vital that we support our digestive fire in any way we can.
Remember, when considering your Ayurvedic diet, that not all Ayurvedic diets are the same for everybody. Everyone will have a different experience with the food they choose to include and avoid in order to maintain good digestion. You can delve deeper into the topic of Ayurvedic diets here.
How can I Improve my Digestive Fire?
Stomach acids and digestive enzymes make up what is referred to as your digestive fire. In order to improve or kindle your digestive fire, try adding more sour and pungent foods including spices such as onion, ginger and chilli, and sour tastes found in citrus fruits, tomato, and sour milk products like yoghurt and cheese.
Think of your dosha when considering tastes. For example, a sour taste will balance your vata, while aggravating your pitta and kapha. Pungent tastes will balance kapha, but aggravate vata and pitta doshas.
How can I Regulate my Digestive system?
Regulating your digestive system is important, and a great way to regulate this vital bodily function is to form a good relationship when it comes to the foods you eat. According to Ayurveda, here are some effective methods to follow…
- Add spices to your diet, including cumin, turmeric, coriander and fennel seed
- Avoid drinking iced water, as this will ultimately slow down digestion in general
- Only eat when you are hungry and avoid snacking
- Take regular sips of warm water during meals, or even try adding a few lemon slices
Making small changes such as the above, to your daily routines will regulate digestion and aid your digestive fire, leading to an overall boost in gut health and happiness.
Ayurveda Digestion Remedies
If you are experiencing symptoms such as a weakened immune system, gastrointestinal discomfort, joint complaints, food hypersensitivity, anxiety and depression, digestive problems as a result of antibiotics or weight gain, this could be a sign of digestive imbalance. are important when looking for Ayurvedic remedies.
While Mauli specialise in easy ways to improve poor digestion, some natural remedies include…
- Peppermint or chamomile teas
- Apple cider vinegar
- Fennel seeds
- Lemon water
If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your digestion as a result of feeling physically and emotionally fatigued, try out our Ayurvedic Strength and Spirit Plant Alchemy, an easy way to aid digestion into your daily routine. This is a Kapha balancing ayurvedic blend for those feeling heavy, depleted, weakened or low. Simply sprinkle a teaspoon onto your cereal, salad or bedtime hot drink.
Alternatively you can incorporate our Organic Triphala Booster into your daily routine to help ignite your digestive fire while also restoring the skin, mind and body equilibrium. Take 1 teaspoon a day for 30 days, before bedtime with your choice of milk or in the earlier hours in the morning.