Proper quantity of food provides strength, good complexion and nourishes all the tissues of body. Improper quantity includes either deficient or excess in quantity. Excess quantity (overeating) of meal aggravated all the thee doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) in body. These doshas mixed up with undigested food and result in obstruction in digestive tract. Vitiated doshs move upward, downward and sideward in tracr to produce various diseases such as-vitiated vata dosha produces colic pain, giddiness, irregularity in digestive power etc. pitta dosha causes diarrhea, internal burning sensation, delirium etc. Vomiting, anorexia, indigestion and heaviness in body take place due to Kapha dosha. The undigested or half digested food product circulates in the body as toxins. in Ayurveda such toxins called “Ama”(undigested or uncooked) Visuchika (choleric diarrhea) and Alasaka (intestinal Sluggishness) are the tow types of Ame.
Treatment of Ama- Stimulation of the digestive fire or agni is the main treatment of Ama. Most popular method for removing Ama is Panchakarma (Ayurvedic detoxification process). One can also do the following as a simple home detoxification regimen.
- Drink warm water or boiled with some herbs like ginger, dry ginger coriander and fennel.
- Include warming herbs and spices like turmeric, coriander, cumin, black pepper, fenugreek etc in food.
- Triphala Sudarshan powder etc. Ayurvedic herbal combination is also very good in Ama conditions.
- Other herbs beneficial in removing Ama are pippali,chitraka,nimb, trikatu,guduchi,mustak.