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Ayurveda reminds us that for total health we need to consume food ingredients that balance all the dosha-s or tissues, “samadoshaha,” and enhance metabolism overall in the body in a balanced way, in Sanskrit “samagnischa.” The Garcinia fruit carries these 2 highly desirable properties in addition to many more. It is because of these that it helps clean the fat tissue and can result in weight loss. It is because it is good for overall total metabolism and a toxin free body that it can help individuals who are trying to detox their fat tissue. And there is an added bonus here as well, because when Garcinia supports the fat tissue, it is also supporting the bone tissue since good fat is food for the bone tissue. Read more about Vaidya Mishra’s latest formulation: a delectable Garcinia chutney that will sharpen your taste-buds and support your total health.
Garcinia indica also known as Garcinia cambogia (“vrikshamla” in Sanskrit) 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; to sharpen the taste buds, clearing away ama or toxic build-up in the oral cavity; and to make the body lighter because it carries the following 3 rasa-s or tastes: amla (sour), katu (pungent) and kashai (astringent). These 3 rasa-s enhance metabolism in general. More specifically, the amla rasa or sour taste also enhances and supports protein metabolism because it enhances agni in the mamsa dhatu or muscle tissue. In addition, the 3 rasa-s together help clear and unclog the channels too.
Garcinia’s first property is “amla” or sour, and we know that the sour taste is “agneya” or thermogenic. Due to this property, it pacifies kapha in all the 7 “dhatu”-s or tissues. But it also pacifies thirst because it pacifies vata in the stomach, samana vata, as well as in the chest or udana vata. In general, it is a wonderful fruit that balances the entire stomach and all the dosha-s in the stomach, enhancing coordination amongst them all: samana vata, pachak pitta, adn kledak kapha – the 3 principles which support digestion: a) movement of space and air in the stomach; b) enzymatic levels; c) lubrication levels. When the stomach dosha-s are balanced, so many aspects of overall health also follow suit.
But yet another great attribute of this fruit is that it helps produce ama free rasa dhatu, or the very first dhatu or tissue that gets formed after we eat. In general, many health imbalances arise from just this, that an individual makes ama or toxins from the food they ingest. Rasa dhatu is the foundation for all the dhatus, and if it is free of toxins and balanced, all the other tissues that get built on this foundational dhatu or tissue will also be more balanced. In this sense, Garcinia or “vrikshamla” is a very balanced and balancing fruit with unique properties that optimize the healing processes in the body.
Garcinia cambogia, Mums Masala, Soma Salt, Ascorbic acid, Organic Olive oil.
Add ½ to 1 tsp of Garcinia chutney to your meals (lunch and dinner) or mix ¼ tsp in a glass of fresh buttermilk or “lassi” (20% water with 80% fresh yogurt) and blend to make a super healthy probiotic tridoshic drink. Drink only with your lunch.
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 complement medical advice.
Posted by Dr Bill Dean Ayurvedic practitioner on 2nd Jun 2016
The use of garcinia cambogia as a supplement to foods during mealtime is brilliant...herbally enhances the nutrition and dhatu health
Posted by Unknown on 6th Mar 2015
Goes great with soup/Dahl/Kitchery or rice/quinioa/breads... Or just on the side of any meal. so good my roommate eats spoonfuls straight out of the jar.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Mar 2014
This product is excellent. I love the flavor and find myself adding it to different recipes or I eat in on a cracker w some ghee.