A traditional Indian favorite, the nutrition rich rasam is favored ideally for cold, flu or weight loss.
• Ghee, or oil of your choice • Mustard seeds • Cumin seeds • Dried red chillies • Dry curry leaves • Asafoetida • Two tomatoes • One teaspoon Amla extract • Turmeric • Salt • Cooked lentils (pigeon pea)
Instructions:Sautee the mustard and cumin seeds in ghee or oil, and add a pinch of asafoetida. Next, add the dry chillies and curry leaves and then two chopped tomatoes. Mix some black pepper, salt and water and let the mixture simmer for 5-7 minutes. After this, add a teaspoon of Amla extract, some more water and some turmeric powder. Let everything simmer for a few more minutes before adding the cooked lentils in the end. Let the mixture boil for about 10 more minutes and serve fresh with a bowl of rice.
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Amla’s Body cooling potency calms and balances all doshas, especially high pitta in summer.
Amla is best consumed in its raw or pure natural extract form. Mixing amla powder with water on an empty stomach in the morning acts as an effective toxin flush, and also acts well as a natural hair conditioner for good growth.
A teaspoon of amla powder mixed with a tsp of ghee with lukewarm water after food once a day is good for weight gain. Half a teaspoon of powder 2 times a day with honey before food is advised for weight loss.
Being diuretic and a natural coolant, it can increase the urine frequency. An over intake of amla can increase dryness of skin and hair.
Amla , mint leaves and jaggery in hot water is useful in calming stomach and acid peptic disorders. Also, Amla with aloe vera juice is beneficial for liver health, radiant skin and long hair