The Digestive Wonders of Ginger:
This is an easy to make Ayurvedic Digestive Drink. Ginger acts wonders to fire up our digestive system. Good digestion is the cornerstone of health and well-being according to Ayurveda. When our digestive system is working well, we absorb all the necessary nutrients from the food we eat, enjoy healthy circulation and have a good robust immunity to diseases.
One great way to fire up the agni (digestive system) is to drink this ginger elixir on a regular basis especially during this vata (fall) season. Vata digestion is delicate and when imbalanced is prone to constipation, irregular bowel movements, and in some instances may experience loss of appetite. During this fall season outside weather gets dry, rough, and cool. Our bodies start reacting to this vata season, we start noticing dryness on our skin, cracked lips, brittle hair. This is because, the colon and large intestine tend to get dry – the primary seat of vata inside our bodies.
Per Ayurveda, ajeerna (indigestion) is the root cause of many diseases and pains. Here are few symptoms of vata imbalanced digestion –
– Irregular Bowel Movements
Ginger Elixir Recipe:
One great way to alleviate these symptoms is to have ginger elixir on a regular basis. This fires up the agni! It is important to have this drink 20-30 mins before lunch and dinner to kindle our digestive fire.
– 1 cup Water
– 1-2 inch grated fresh Ginger
– 1/2 Lime/Lemon juice
– 1 tsp pure Maple Syrup
– 1/4 tsp crushed Black Pepper
– pinch of Himalayan salt
For the sweetener, you could even use turbinado sugar or honey (if not a strict vegan). The key is to not to make this drink too sweet, you need to taste the pungency of ginger and heat of the black pepper when you drink this. This is what aids in better digestion.
I generally blend all these ingredients in my Vitamix and like to drink it right away! This way, does taste little strong, you could squeeze out the pulp of ginger in a nut bag and then drink it. Either way it works!! 🙂
Reducing weight. One medium size onion. Peel cut. In four. Boil in four. Cup. Water. When it remains one the third cup. Strainand leave it over night. Drink it in the morning before b fast. We had good results
Nicole Marie Good to do it once in a while.. Like everything, if you do it too much, it has side effects too, like gastritis, heartburn..
I just made this last night with lime & half a cucumber in the blender then ran it over a strainer & the spiced kick of the ginger alone is enough without adding pepper.
....each night..put a slice of Ginger in Ur..(FO) mouth,,,too prevent..getting illness,,,,!!....all of Chinese foods,,Never forgott put the Ginger..in the kwoxxx..!!
What is Maple Syrup & Himalayan Salt? From where will I get this Ayurveda? I m from India. Plz reply.
I make Ginger Juice using a Centrifugal Juicer.
Additionally, I make the Yellow Turmeric Juice using the same Juicer.
I soak 2 tablespoons of Chia Seeds in 250 ml of water, night time.
In the morning, I add to this water
1 tablespoon of Ginger Juice
2 tablespoons of Turmeric Juice
1 whole Lime Juice
Pinch of black rock salt
Pinch of Habanero Salt*** [created by me]
Microwave for 1 minute at high heat setting.
I started drinking this about 10 days back,
in the morning breakfast time
including some vegetables / sprouted beans / soup
& 5 tablets [ 2x500mg Metformin, Plavix-70, Lipitor-40, Lisinopril-10]
Please let me have your opinion about this concoction.
What do I need to change in there?
And how often to take?
For what kind of long term effects?
I would surely appreciate.
Happy & Prosperous New Year.
*** HABANERO SALT:
1 lb of fresh Habanero Chillies ground in Vitamix,
mixed with 3 lbs of Koshar Salt,
sun dried the mixture,
pack in bottles with spooning/sprinkling lid