About Liquefied Biocharacteristic (Guna) (Drava) in Ayurveda
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma).
Natural Biocharacteristics: Liquefied
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AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON LIQUEFIED
"Liquid" is a literal translation of the sanskrit drava, but this translation does not capture the intended meaning, which is "liquefying", "watery", or "thinning" of fluids (opposite of thickens fluids / dense / viscous). The translation issue causes great confusion when practitioners lump, under the term liquid, both 1) thinning fluids and 2) accumulation of fluids. Actually, only the 1st sense is valid, and this is the sense used on the Joyful Belly website.
Here's why: Accumulation of liquid is frequently correlated to high viscosity fluids (the opposite of thin), a kapha condition. Low viscosity fluids are associated with deficiency (Vata and dryness). This means that, astonishingly, "liquid guna" is associated with dryness, not wetness. You can see how word choice is creating confusion here.
Functions:Thins fluids / reduces viscosity (opposite of dense/thick). Prevents stagnation. Allows easy flow, flushes (especially lymphatic system, urinary tract, & gallbladder). Thin fluids helps breaks down / dissolve masses (liquid is related to soft). As it improves circulation, it improves oxygen delivery to tissues and improves metabolism. Therefore, thinning fluids energizes agni and agitates release of ama. Pathologically the thinning of plasma is frequently due to deficiency in the blood.
Symptoms:Thin saliva, thin watery mucus, exposed membranes due to minimal mucus, thin skin, underweight.
HELPFUL FOR*The 'Liquefied' quality may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
CONTRAINDICATIONS / AGGRAVATES / IS AGGRAVATED BY*'Liquefied' may aggravate, or be aggravated by these symptoms and causes below.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.