TOXINS. WHAT IS AMA ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA?
According to Ayurveda, our body is like a big vessel in which we put everything, but in order to keep it clean, we must regularly empty and clean it, otherwise -everything will start to push through the edges.
Digestion is dependent on AGNI, which allows food to be turned into substances that are good for the body. It is responsible for metabolic and digestive processes. According to Ayurveda, eating food is like growing AGNI in the human body, which nourishes not only the body and its cells, but also our spirit.
However, if we put the wrong food in our vessel (body), AGNI becomes weak and contaminated with toxins that are called AMA in Ayurveda. Then we feel fatigue, weakness, frequent drowsiness, irritability, heaviness in the stomach, our skin turns gray, and plaque appears on the tongue.
These are the main signals of toxins accumulated in the body. Toxins occur when we eat a lot of “dead” food, processed products, fresh food, too much sugar or salt. Also when we eat too often. According to Ayurvedic dietary rules, the body must first be allowed to digest food to the fullest and only then continue to eat. So frequent snacking, especially of unhealthy products – contaminates the body and it overflows with toxins. Then the body itself is no
longer able to remove the toxins.
Therefore, it is necessary to do intestinal detox on a regular basis, which is called panchakarma in Ayurveda.