Vaidya Mishra's Knowledge Newsletter
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? Here is description ingredient-wise for vata body types or individuals currently experiencing vata aggravation:
- Cumin seeds enhance the absorption of nutrients from the food, pacifying and nurturing vata dosha
- Coriander seeds eliminate toxins from the body easing things up for vata metabolism
- Ajwain seeds pacify vata in the stomach - saman vata - and support digestion
- Cinnamon enhances the digestion and metabolism of carbohydrates
- Black and green cardamom enhance the digestion and metabolism of protein
Overall benefit: this vata pacifying blend will enhance the absorption of water and lipids restoring overall balance in a vata body type.
Measure ½ teaspoon of Garcinia Vata Masala per person per meal. Toast in a pan with 1/4 tsp Mum’s ghee then add to your vegetables or protein. Cover while cooking to protect energy and the flavor.
½ teaspoon per person can also be added to cooked dahl or lentils. This masala can be used everyday with lunch and/or dinner.
Garcinia Cambogia, Cumin (cuminum cyminum), coriander (coriander sativum), ajwain (trachyspermum copticum), cinnamon, black cardamon ( amomum subulatum), green cardamon (elettaria cardamomum)
This product and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All of the information above is intended to be used for educational purposes only and may not be used to replace or compliment medical advice.