You are what you digest!

Du bist, was du verdaust!

The digestive power (Agni) in Ayurvedic medicine

In Ayurvedic medicine, the intestine is at the center of health. It is considered the trigger for all illnesses and is referred to as our second brain. It has an independent nervous system that is directly connected to the central nervous system. This close connection makes the intestines sensitive. Physical stress such as excessive exercise, physically demanding work, psychological stress such as stress but also chronic illnesses, medications and, above all, an unhealthy diet damage our intestinal health. The intestine is our central immune organ. Eighty percent of all defense processes take place there. It is also responsible for the absorption of important nutrients from our diet. But he can only fulfill this task if he is strong and healthy.

In Ayurveda, intestinal problems are treated with an individual, type-appropriate diet. Medicinal plants are also added to strengthen physical and mental health.

The cause of many diseases lies in the intestines

From an Ayurvedic perspective, an improper diet and behavior, stress or other stressful factors lead to an imbalance in the body. This has a negative effect on our digestive power and influences all our processes in the body, immune strength, metabolism, skin health, the hormonal system, energy balance, psyche and much more. The food cannot be completely broken down and nutrient absorption is reduced. Half-digested food (Ama) remains in the intestines. Slags and toxins stick there. These metabolic residues (Ama) then start disease processes that gradually progress until they manifest themselves in chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, dementia, cardiovascular diseases or cancer.

How is your digestive power?

Can you answer “yes” to all of the points below? If so, I can congratulate you on a powerful, healthy digestive system.

  • I have one or two bowel movements every day.

  • My chair is molded and leaves little to no marks on the toilet.

  • My chair smells little to no smell.

  • My bowel movements are done in just a few minutes.

  • I do not suffer from symptoms such as bloating, heartburn, increased belching, loss of appetite, bloating, diarrhea or constipation.

Plants and spices that strengthen your digestive power

  • Amalaki
    The Indian gooseberry is one of the most effective fruits in Ayurveda. As a Rasayana, it has a rejuvenating effect. Amalaki has a positive effect on all body tissues, such as blood, bones, liver and heart. Amalaki promotes circulation and digestion. The fruit has an extremely high vitamin C content, which strengthens our immune system.

  • Shatavari
    Indian asparagus is one of the most important rejuvenating agents in Ayurvedic medicine. It nourishes and regenerates all seven body tissues. Shatavari brings an excess of Pitta back into balance and brings the acid-base balance into balance. The plant balances too dry and inflamed mucous membranes of the lungs, stomach, kidneys and genital system. It has a Vata and Pitta reducing effect. When used excessively, it is Kapha-increasing.

  • Yasthimadhu
    According to Ayurvedic medicine, licorice root supports healthy blood sugar levels and improves gastric juices by balancing stomach acid. The ingredients in the root thin mucus, allowing it to be expelled. That's why Yasthimadhu is often used for asthma, colds and hoarseness.

  • Trikatu
    The Ayurvedic spice mixture of Pippali (long pepper), Marica (black pepper) and Shunthi (ginger) is a special mixture that, according to Ayurveda, strengthens and invigorates digestion. It strengthens Agni, removes Ama (undigested metabolic waste) and clears our transport channels. Trikatu has a Vata and Kapha reducing effect.

You can find these Ayurvedic plants in powder form in our product Agni - Belly in Balance and in our Agni organic herbal tea .

Digestive power in focus for a healthy life.