If you are health conscious, chances are you’ve heard of the term “detox” or “detoxing” – that terms that usually gives you an impression of getting rid of all the toxin that you have allowed to get inside your own body. These varieties of dietary recipes are supposed to clean us out and give our body a kind of a reboot or a restart.
Sounds healthy right? If that is the case then Ayurveda is one of those approaches that you need to consider.
Ayurveda uses many spices to alter longstanding conditions and maintain health.
Spices cleanse the blood, detoxify the system, reduce mucus and fat and much
more. Using common spices in your cooking and teas is a great way to begin
dietary changes for health.
Here are some spices that can help you detoxify your body:
Turmeric is an antioxidant, Antitumoral, anti-cancerous, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antihepatotoxic. Turmeric is contraindicated during pregnancy and
with gallbladder issues.
Ginger is best known for digestion. It breaks down proteins relieving gas from the
system. It improves circulation, relaxes muscles surrounding blood vessels and
increases the flow of blood throughout the body. Studies have shown that it helps reduce the levels of bad cholesterol. Dry ginger and fresh ginger have different uses for specific dosha.
Cumin is an estrogenic, anti spasmodic, diuretic, carminative, stimulate and
Coriander is very good for Pitta. Especially for the digestive and urinary systems.
Ayurveda uses it for gastric complaints, chest pain, upper abdominal pain, bladder
infections and as an external poultice for headaches.
Fennel is considered one of the most balancing and sattic of all spices. It is a
wonderful herb for digestion, without disturbing Pitta. One tsp. can be taken at mealtime roasted with rock salt. It is calming to the nervous system and promotes mental clarity. It may help promote menstruation and milk flow for nursing mothers. Cumin, coriander and fennel seed tea can be taken daily for balancing of the three doshas.
Using these spices in your everyday cooking is using food as medicine.
“Ayurveda relates to all things – affecting us on all different levels.
Bringing balance as we create space in our lives to discover who it is we are
âï¿½ï¿½and what it is we need.”