Everything absorbed by five senses like Mouth (food, water), Nose (Breath), Ear (Chanting, sweet music), Skin (Sunlight), Eyes (Nature) is Food. When we consume food in adequate amount, it gives us long life and youthfulness. When consumed in inadequate amounts, it increases production of toxins which is harmful for life. Having right ayurvedic foods is the initial step towards achieving healthy life. But just having right food is not enough. Right combination and proportion of food is also important for an individual.
Most of the diseases are a result of inadequate foods or not having food in a proper manner. Specific food’s nutritive value and its effect are decided, depending on its taste and attributes. Ayurveda has three main focuses: healing, prevention and health care. This medical science is a method of personalizing food for each person’s healing process. Ayurvedic style cooking is a rational way to prepare food keeping in mind the dietary need of an individual based on different body types. Ayurveda categorizes food in to three categories: Satvic, Rajasic and Tamasic. These types of foods have different effects on the body and the mind.
Our Ayurvedic Doctor shares with you some common foods recommended by Ayurveda that can be included in your daily diet to keep your heart healthy:
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna): Arjuna induces improvement of cardiac muscle function and subsequently improves pumping activity of the heart. The Arjuna promotes effective cardiac functioning, and regulates blood pressure and tones the heart
Ajamoda (Carum Roxburghianum): This is credited with stimulant and carminative properties and is prescribed as a sedative and tonic. This is prescribed as a decoction or as a liquid extract. The fatty oil from seeds is used in many medicinal preparations as an antispasmodic and nerve stimulant. This is also credited with diuretic properties which are essential in treating certain heart ailments.