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Ayurveda Dietary Therapy(Ahara Chikitsa)

ayurveda diet

ayurveda diet

This is an amazing way to heal many disorders. It is specifically used during convalescence, digestive problems, fevers, excess mucus and toxaemia to clear ama and enkindle the digestive fire:

  1. Start with Peya (Liquid) diet: Combine in a ratio of 1 part rice:16 parts of water. Cook for 1 hour eat for 1-2 days
  2. Follow this with Leha(Lickable) diet : Semi solid diet. Rice:Water at 1:8 ratio for 1-2 days
  3. Then Bhoya(Chewable) diet: soft diet. Rice and water at 1:4 for 1-2 days. This is the same recipe as ‘Khicadi’
  4. Finally , bhakshya(firm) diet: this is the normal ratio for cooking rice: rice and water at 1:2 for  1 day and then eat a wider ranging diet as normal

Add a small amount of cumin and turmeric powder along with some fresh ginger and ghee (1/2 tsp) and a pinch of salt if appropriate.

The strength of the digestive fire dictates the quantity that should be eaten.

About the author

Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari

Experienced holistic doctor, healer, teacher, and writer
Specialized in Ayurvedic detox (Panchakarma)
Trained in India and Nepal, the original lands of Ayurveda
Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from the Institute of Medicine at Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu.
Professional member of Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA)
Owner of Sunshine Ayurveda

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