About 71 percent of the earth is covered with water, all of us learn this from course 2 itself. Yeah! 71 percent of water and the remainder is land. Water is the basis of our existence; in Ayurveda we could get some essential summaries concerning the water in Astanga Sangraha.
Life without water is beyond imagination, it is very essential for the existence of the living things. Early development began near the water resources, it is not just important for the living, drinking, transportation, trade and cultivation. Our body requires surplus water each single day, for digestion, activation of enzymes, the look of a natural compound and possessions, a universal solvent; it eliminates lethal compounds from the body and lubricates the cavities such as joints.
Water in Ayurveda is clarified in a number of ways, Water is called the Jeeva (life), sheetala (cold), Ruchikara (yummy ). Ayurveda says water contains six unique tastes; candy (madhura), sour (amla), salty (lavan), astringent (katu), bitter (tikta), and astringent (kshaya). In Ayurvedic terms there are a number of facts of water; it provides life (jeevanashraya) and healthy for everybody (pathya). Suvarna (gold ), Rajatha (silver), Tamra (aluminum ), Kamsya (bronze) and an earthen vessel (mud pot).
Cooper is greatest and most widely used alloy to store water, overnight stored water has many health benefits, it has to be consumed empty stomach daily. Some health benefits of water and cooper combinations are it heals the digestive and contains the chilly potency. Cooper may be used for the condition of ascetic, skin disorders, tosse or pulmonary tuberculosis, worm infection.
Traditionally, water is used by adding some herbs for everyday drinking purpose. Adding some herbs can improve our health, herbs such as Tulsi (ocimum sanctum) and ginger aids in reduction of cough as well as the common cold. Jeera (cuminum cyminum) relives in joint pains. Natural methods are utilized in bottled water even now, many developing nations use sunlight rays for water purification. Through the coming of monsoon the water-born diseases are generally seen, Diseases like Cholera, Typhoid’s and Dysentery are typical water-born ailments and to prevent these some significant steps must be taken like boiling water, with a contemporary water purifier.
In Sanskrit means “five actions” or “five remedies”. This practice is used to wash the body poisonous substance left by diseases and poor nourishment.
- Pretreatment- before the start of Panchakarma the oiling and heating of the individual is done in order to bring out the toxins through the digestive path.
- Therapeutic Vomiting- through nausea the patient feels comfortable and relief with the clearing of the sinus via an Ayurvedic drink.
- Purgation therapy- purification of the blood toxins.
- Enema- flushing the toxins out through the intestinal tracts, there are 100 specific Enema in Ayurveda.
- Nasal government – inhaling vapor from medicinal herbs infused in boiling water removes the issue of eyes, ears, and nose and throat disease. Bloodletting-it eliminates blood cells consumed in the blood flow through the gastrointestinal tract.