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What Ayurveda says about : Drinking cold water in the morning?

Drinking cold water in Ayurveda
Drinking cold water in Ayurveda

Drinking Water

According to the principle of Ayurveda, Only those persons with Pitta constitutions should drink water three hours before sunrise. A thin person with Pitta constitution should drink water kept overnight in a golden vessel. The quantity to be drunk is 8 anjalis. One Anjali is the amount contained in the concavity by joining both the hands with finger curved in.

Drinking cold water is useful for person suffering from

  • Malabsorption, Constipation, Piles, Abdominal disorder, Abdomen distensions
  • Urinary disorders
  • Blood disorders
  • Pittaj disease and disorders of ENT, Head, Eyes, Pelvic and Skin

Also drinking 3 anjalis of water through the nose in the morning improves eye-sights and intellegentes and prevent wrinkling of skin as freckles and baldness, cough, sinusitis, bad voice and oedema of Pittaj type improves. It acts as a good general tonic. Ageing is delayed.

Contraindications of drinking water in morning

  • After taking Fatty food like oil and ghee
  • After cleaning a wound
  • Distension of abdomen
  • Heaviness of stomach
  • Hiccough
  • Disease of Vataja and Kaphaj
  • After blood letting

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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