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Hibiscus is from the same family as okra, cotton, and chocolate. More obscure members include durian, marshmallow root, & kola nut.
Cold food, including ice cubes, cause capillary beds in the stomach to constrict, reducing blood flow. The loss of blood flow reduces secretions slowing down digestion.
A person with strong digestion can tolerate cold food. But a person with weak...
Limes are strongly sour, thus encouraging secretions in the digestive tract and salivary glands. These secretions improve taste, digestion, and regular elimination (functioning as a mild laxative) Limes and Cleansing Lime's sour...
From the poppy family, contains slight traces of narcotics that, like nutmeg, help induce sleep.
Sunflower oil is a relatively safe, neutral oil for all three doshas. However, deep fried food aggravates all three doshas. Fried food aggravates Vata due to dryness, Pitta due to excess bile production, and Kapha due to heaviness.
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