Aap, aam aur Ayurveda

Have you ever felt like just sprawling over your couch, chilling and humming your favorite songs? Today is one of those days for me. It’s 21:55, I am still in bed listening to my all-time favorite “SUMMER OF 69” by Bryan Adams.

Hey! Speaking of summer, what do you love the most about this season? Cold showers, breezy clothes, chewing on the ice, or having an ice-cream tub all for yourself. Ok, let me tell you mine. Wait! Make a guess??

The thing I love the most is no less than nectar itself, I call it golden beauty and most important...no one can eat just one( Slice)... IT IS THE MIGHTY MANGOOOOOO.

I am sure you know everything when it comes to the nutritional qualities of this fruit..

  1. 1) High Fiber
  2. 2) Rich in antioxidants
  3. 3) Great source of vital minerals and vitamins

And the list goes on!!

BUT!! The story doesn’t end here because Ayurvedic texts too have sung verses in their glory. I am sure you wouldn't want to miss all that information...So, all you lovely people, fasten your seatbelts as we are going time-travel to the ancient times...

Bhavprakash Nighantu, the famous ayurvedic book has used more than 63 names of mango. The highest ever in the Sanskrit language! It also talks a lot about not just mango but all its parts which I am thrilled to share with you...coming up

Ripe Mango: We are all familiar with the sweet, astringent, and flavorful mangos. But as per the texts, it makes a wonderful tonic for heart, blood and complexion. It is said to be the powerhouse of nutrients and hence works on all the seven tissues of the body. Mango is cold, heavy to digest, and sweet in nature therefore it helps pacify Vata and neutralizes heat in the body. They have also mentioned that if you suck on the whole mango, it is easier digested than the one which is cut into pieces. Now you know why you were given a whole mango to suck and enjoy in your childhood.

Raw Mango: It is not advised to use raw mango in excess as it can wreak havoc on your body. It can cause blood and eye disorders, leaving you feeling constipated and bloated for a long time. However, the peel of raw mango can be sun-dried and turned into powder. It is known as “AMCHUR”. This powder is known to treat many digestion-related ailments. It also helps to cure constipation.

Mango seed: Remember every time you eat a mango, the poor seeds find their place in a bin. If today I tell you that it has more medicinal properties than the mango itself..hey, I am not kidding, OK! Mango seed powder is great for digestion-related issues such as nausea, bloating, and loose motions. You can use its powder to strengthen and beautify those tresses. GO!! GIVE IT A TRY...

Amavat /Aam Papad: It is candy made out of sun-dried mango juice. This candy is not just full of flavors but also helps reduce excessive thirst, relieving constipation and vomiting.

But what does Ayurveda say about excessive eating of mangoes?

As per Ayurveda, everything in excess is bad which applies to this as well. Now mangoes, if eaten too much can slow down the metabolism, cause fever, acne, and weight gain.

But, I won't leave you disheartened as Ayurveda gives a counteractive formula to eat as many mangoes as you want.

As per the classic texts, if you sprinkle some dry ginger powder or black salt and cumin on your mango it helps you with digestion and you can eat as many. Also, if you eat mango followed by Jamun Fruit, this is also a very effective way to counter the side effects of excessive mango eating.

And here I say goodbye with the hope that this information can be of some use to you all. Till I bring another fun fact, stay safe and healthy


Author: Charu Rajpal | Publisher: Kosha Life


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