According to Ayurveda, our body consists of five basic elements – water, earth, fire, air and space. Among these, water is the predominant element, because our body consists of about 70 percent water. So the prevention of diseases in our body is very much related to the element of water.
In winter, metabolic waste products (Ama) are formed more frequently. An excellent and simple remedy against this is the Ayurvedic hot water cure. It is amazing how quickly one feels better and full of energy.
According to the Ayurvedic belief, we digest our food with the help of the Agni digestive fire. If the body is overburdened by wrong nutrition, in many cases the individual strength of Agni is not enough. More and more metabolic waste products (Ama) are produced, which literally means “undigested”. Ama is like a sticky mass that wears down organs and tissues. Therefore, Ama is considered in Ayurveda as one of the most important causes of diseases.
Winter is the time of year when we wish to eat heavy and more fatty foods. This leads to an increase in the formation of metabolic waste products (Ama). As a result, we feel irritated, tired and unwilling. An excellent and simple remedy for this is the Ayurvedic hot water cure.
The Agni digestive fire is lit by doing the hot water cure. In addition, the result of boiling is very fine purified water that can more easily penetrate into the cells and remove metabolic waste products. Vital substances also dissolve more easily in this water and are therefore better transported into the cells.
How do I prepare the water?
Boil about 2-3 litres of water in an open pan and let it boil for about 2 minutes. We wait until the sediment (lime) in the water has settled to the bottom. When this happens, pour the still hot water into a thermos flask. The sediments will remain at the bottom of the pan.
Tip: If you run the water through a coffee filter, the water will be even purer!
How do you drink it?
We drink the hot water in small sips at half hour intervals during the day. The cure should last at least 7 days, but can be extended as long as desired. It is particularly effective in winter and spring, but we can do it several times a year.
Warm water for weight reduction
To facilitate weight loss, a hot water cure is recommended. It reduces the desire to snack between meals, improves fat burning and facilitates the elimination of acids and toxins. This effect can be further enhanced by adding ginger. Add as many slices of peeled ginger to hot water as you like.