Figs are called Anjeer in Hindi. Anjeer has such wonderful medicinal benefits with such a high nutritional value.

Figs are a wonderful source of iron, rich in calcium (more than milk), potassium (more than bananas) and rich in dietary fibres.
The dried fruits are abundant in manganese, iron, magnesium, potassium, and thiamine. These fruits contain 17 different types of amino acids.

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Do you like watermelons? 🍉🍉🍉

Learn how to eat summer’s favourite fruit 🍉

Watermelon must be one of Australia’s number one fruit eaten during the hot summer on beach trips, BBQ’s, pool parties and picnics.

Watermelon can be your best friend with health benefits or it can slow down your digestion and produce Ama (digestive toxins).

According to Ayurveda watermelon has a cooling and hydrating effect on the body.
It is beneficial in excessive thirst, fatigue, reduces burning sensation, oedema, bladder infections and it is also used as a diuretic.

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Papaya is called Erandkarkati in Sanskrit which can be translated as the castor cucumber. 🥒🍑🥒🍑
The leaves have similarity with the castor oil leaves and the fruit is like a cucumber. ☘️☘️

The fruit contains many digestive enzymes and it aids in absorption and assimilation of food. Papaya is abundant in vitamins, such as Vitamin B, Vitamin A and Vit C and is filled with minerals such as sodium and potassium.

It is extremely helpful for people suffering from
1. Enzyme deficiency
2. Colic, IBS, flatulence
3. Heartburn
4. Loss of appetite
5. Constipation
6. Worms and parasitic infestation
7. promotes liver and function of the pancreas
8. Reduces blood sugar

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Do you like it salty?

Lavana rasa or the salty taste is made from the water and fire elements.

Lavana rasa is balancing for Vata dosha but aggravating for Pitta and Kapha.
Salt is renowned for stimulating the digestion. If it is used wisely it is a medicine but when taken in excess it becomes a poison.

The Ayurvedic properties are:
Rasa (taste): salty
Virya (potency): heating apart from saindhava which is cooling
Vipaka (post digestive effect): sweet
Guna (qualities): heavy and wet
Dosha: increases Pitta and Kapha, Balancing for Vata

(The Ayurvedic properties vary according to the different type of salt)

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Sweetened rice flakes (Aval vilayiccatu)

Sweetened rice flakes are so easy to prepare and so delicious. It is a favourite tea time snack of Kerala.

Rice flakes are called prthuka in Sanskrit.
Rice flakes or also known as flattened rice it has very nourishing but also light qualities. In Hindi it is known as poha.

Rice flakes are made by parboiling rice to make it soft, it is then rolled out flat and dried out to make flakes. It has very little cooking time and is so fast to prepare.

The Ayurvedic properties are madhura (sweet) in taste and it has sheeta (cooling) and snighda (unctuous) qualities. It is also balya (strengthening) and brmhana (nourishing). It a great snack and best suited for Vata and Pitta.

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Buckwheat, also known as Kasha, is a seed that is becoming increasingly popular due to its gluten free qualities and nutritional benefits 🌞 They are high in protein, magnesium, manganese, essential amino acid and fibre. So delicious too! Similar to Quinoa and Amaranth, buckwheat is a pseudocereal, meaning it is a non-grass cereal.

Ayurvedic Qualities
Buckwheat is particularly beneficial for Kapha dosha, as it has qualities of drying and heating 🔥 which balance the cold and wet 💧 qualities of Kapha. The diuretic qualities help to remove excess water in the body. Great for those who may feel a bit of water retention, congestion and sluggishness with the onset of Spring!

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