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Hailed as the “holy grail of weight loss,” Garcinia cambogia, or Garcinia indica, has actually been a known remedy for different imbalances for thousands of years in India. In Sanskrit, Garcinia cambogia is called “vrikshamla.” It is mentioned in the ayurvedic “nighantu”-s (or glossaries) as a vata and kapha dosha pacifying dravya or food ingredient. It is known to enhance absorption due to its thermogenic potency, it also sharpens the taste buds, clearing away ama or toxic build-up in the oral cavity. With a distinct subtle sour taste, it is known to enhance the metabolic rate of the muscle and fat tissues. Taste is known to have therapeutic balancing properties in Ayurveda. Garcinia carries the following 3 rasa-s or tastes: amla (sour), katu (pungent) and kashai (astringent). These 3 rasa-s are known to enhance metabolism in general. More specifically, the amla rasa or sour taste specifically enhances and supports protein metabolism because it enhances agni in the mamsa dhatu or muscle tissue. All 3 rasa-s taken together help clear and unclog the channels optimizing circulation in general.
Overall knowledge about Garcinia Masalas or spice mixes.
Introduce these SVA Garcinia masalas or spice blends into your diet as a unique way of enjoying the flavor and benefits of Garcinia. Even though Garcinia has been introduced as a weight loss ingredient, Vaidya Mishra explains that it is actually for those who want to “regulate their weight” - whether to lose or to gain, it enhances the intelligence of the tissues so your physiology adjusts based on its own needs to maintain optimal balance. For people who are vata type or who have vata aggravation, the Garcinia Vata Masala will help enhance metabolism so the body can absorb and use more nutrients from the diet. How does it work?
Garcinia in addition to Fenugreek seeds enhance fat and protein metabolism to pacify kapha dosha and facilitate weight management.
- Cumin enhances nutrient absorption
- Green and black cardamom enhance protein metabolism
- Coriander supports the elimination of toxins held up in the muscle and fat tissues
- Cinnamon enhances sugar and carbohydrate metabolism preventing them from being stored as fat and leading to weight gain
Measure ½ teaspoon of Garcinia Kapha Masala per person per meal. Toast it a pan with 1/4 tsp Mum’s ghee (or Grapeseed oil) then add to your vegetables or protein. Covered cooking helps protect the energy and flavor of your meal. Also ½ teaspoon per person can be added to dahl or lentils. This masala can be used everyday for lunch and/or dinner.
This masala is particularly beneficial for kapha body types who are consuming heavy protein derived from animal source - chicken, or paneer (lentils are considered light protein). Use this masala when cooking animal protein to help digest and metabolize protein molecules more effectively.
Garcinia Cambogia, fenugreek (trigonella foe-num-graecum), cumin (cuminum cyminum), green cardamom (elattaria cardamomum), coriander (coriandrum sativum), black cardamon (amomum subulatum), cinnamon, soma salt
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