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Vata affects all movements in the body. It is primary out of the 3 dosha, hence keeping it in balance is very important. An unbalanced vata causes nervousness, anxiety , panic, and fear. with other complaints like constipation and gas.
Ayurveda has established meticulous guidelines for diet, lifestyle, practices and routine. These guidelines have helped our body to correct any imbalance.
Here are a few herbal and general tips that will help you keep your vata balanced all year round:
Prepare a paste by mixing Haldi powder (turmeric) with honey. Take a spoonful everyday.
Add ¼ tsp of cinnamon to a warm glass of milk. Have it twice daily. Warm milk with heating spices are especially beneficial to balance vata.
Herbs and spices like lehsun (garlic), amchur (dry mango powder), hing (asafoetida), laung (cloves), dry basil, saraso seeds (Mustard seeds), poppy seeds, and kesar (saffron) increase the agni (digestive fire). Include them in your preparations.
Add a tsp of garlic paste in soups, vegetables, etc. Garlic balances vata dosha.
Food should always be cooked in ghee or sesame oil because these healthy oils reduce vata.
An herbal tea prepared with Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) leaves is good for vata imbalance. Ayurvedic tea provides antioxidants to the body and is a good substitute for caffeine.
Add ¼ tsp of Ashwaghanda to warm milk. Have it twice a day. Its heating qualities help balance the vata dosha.
Dairy products and sweets in moderation pacify vata.
Vata governs the senses, the mind and the body. For this reason, vata imbalance is something we should try to avoid at all cost. To know more about Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle, consult a Jiva doctor today. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App.
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