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Excited about Ayurvedic cooking but overwhelmed by the spice aisle? This spice blend is a perfect introduction to the healing spices of Ayurveda, designed to nurture and warm your delicate vata digestion. This particular blend is designed to create delicious kitchari, the famous healing dish of Ayurveda. We know vatas love to be creative in and out of the kitchen- feel free to go wild and invent your own dishes with this spice blend by adding to vegetables, rice, curries and soups.
Soothes Gas, Bloating and Constipation
Ayurvedic spices are not only delicious- they are also medicinal. If you have trouble with gas, bloating and heaviness in your stomach after eating, Warm and Nourish Spice blend is a great choice to inspire your bodies perfect digestion.
Vata Pacifying Kitchari
When making kitchari for vata, make sure to soak your mung beans overnight, or even longer. Allowing them to sprout will make them even easier to digest. Add lots of root vegetables like carrots, beets, rutabaga, parsnips, and sweet potatoes to your kitchari. These rich nutrient vegetables will make vata feel strong and nourished. You may suddenly have a lot more energy! Lastly, always add extra ghee when making vata pacifying kitchari to add necessary oils to the dry vata body.
1/8-1/4 tsp sprinkled over food or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines
This product contains loose herbal powder for the freshest and most potent results.
An organic cotton tea bag will be provided with your order to strain your herbs for enjoyable drinking.
Your order will contain about 60 servings, 1/2 teaspoon each.
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main characteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
People tend to get sick, over and over again, due to similar causes and habitual imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass.
Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.