|Important Ayurvedic Foods
ALMONDS: nourishes the lungs, the
reproductive system and nerve tissue, gives strength, stops cough, expectorant, excellent for Vata.
nourishing, harmonizing, balancing to all tissues
CHYAVAN PRASH: Ayurvedic tonic
herbal jelly prepared with Amla, good source of vitamin C, builds all
tissues and organs and strengthens
the immune system.
COCONUT: nourishes the lungs and
skin, relieves fever and thirst, good
CURRY: combinations of spices,
usually with a base of turmeric to
aid digestion and increase the strengthening power of foods.
GHEE: nourishes the liver, nerves
and brain, relieves fever and infection, best for Pitta.
HONEY: expectorant, laxative, tonic,
rejuvenative, best sweetener for
Kapha, aids in weight reduction.
GUR (raw sugar, a
similar type is sold in this country as sucanet)----builds all body tissues, warming, good for Vata
KICHAREE: A combination of mung, basmati
rice and spices; an excellent food
for convalescence or detoxification.