Recommended for: Spring
Effect: Rajasic, Alkalizing
Moves energy: Outward
Serving Size: 1/4 tsp
Species: Malus domestica
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ayurvedic perspectiveOften used for weight loss, vinegar strongly increases the flow of bile. Bile is a fatty, oily substance made by the liver, and stored in the gall bladder. It helps you digest fats. Since bile is also a fatty oily substance, draining bile from the liver to the small intestine pulls fats out of the blood. Bile is one of the main pathways of cholesterol metabolism for many animals.
Since the liver detoxifies the blood, bile often contains toxic metabolic by-products. Draining bile thus cleanses the liver, and has a cooling, Pitta pacifying effect on the blood, which can get congested in the spring. Apple cider vinegar, since it is made with apples, contains malic acid, a known liver tonic.
By increasing bile, and stimulating the GI tract, Vinegar softens and hydrates stool. Vinegar on the skin softens the skin. Sour taste is emotion, it grounds the heart. Vinegar can help you come back to earth after too many hours on the computer.
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I believe drinking 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar with water twice a day cured my stomach ulcer. It is alkalizing and reduces the burning sensation.
I wonder if I have misunderstood the symbols above. Pitta has a slash through it, which I understand means it is Pitta aggravating. Yet your notes say that vinegar increases the flow of bile, cleansing the liver, which has a cooling, Pitta pacifying effect on the blood. Thank you for any clarification.
- Anne, Beaverton, OR
, 02-09-14 (Reply
please clarify, if ACV is cooling by detoxifying the liver (pitta pacifying), yet the symbol says it's pitta aggravating..
- sohini, 05-16-15 (Reply
Vinegar can aggravate inflammation and irritate the digestive tract. It is very stimulating. But it cools the blood. So the answer is that it increases pitta in the GI, and descreases Pitta in the blood!
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