A Simple Home Seasonal Detoxification

A simple home practice can be a regime of simple eating, lots of oil massage and a mild detoxification.

During this whole regime eat only kicharee. This is a wonderful healing food that is known as ‘food of the gods’:

Kicharee recipe:

1/3 cup split mung dal, 2/3 basmati rice (or other grain) simmered in 3-4 cups of water (a ratio of 1:3 or 1:4).

Add 1/4 tsp each of organic turmeric, ginger, roasted cumin and coriander.

Add seasonal vegetables: spinach, peas, or seaweeds, shitake mushrooms for an all round healing, healthy and agni enkindling meal. The rules are to cook it on a very low heat in a covered saucepan and DO NOT stir it after all the ingredients are added.

Add a teaspoon of ghee or hemp seed oil at the end.

Whilst fasting it can be useful to sip hot drinks; try spicy teas of ginger, cinnamon and cardamom to burn ama, clear toxins and relax your contracting stomach.

Day 1-7 vigorously massage yourself from head to foot every day with 100-150ml warm organic coconut oil. Leave the oil on your body for 10 minutes. Then wash off in a hot bath or shower. This will dilate the surface of your skin and will clear toxins through the skin.

Take a dose of Triphala every night. This is a mix of three herbs that are famed for their ability to mildly detoxify the blood and bowel. Take 3 capsules, 1 teaspoon or 75 drops of the tincture with a glass of warm water at night.

Day 3-6 take a dose of warm medicated ghee. Start with 20 ml instead of breakfast. increase by 5ml a day.

Pitta: Make Guduchi and Ginger ghee. In 200ml ghee simmer a decoction of 200ml guduchi and ginger (use 50g guduchi and 50g ginger simmered in 800ml water until 200ml remain).

Day 6- in the evening take 1- 2 tablespoon of castor oil: make sure you are not going anywhere the next morning!

Shubh Labh.