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Ayurveda provides us with incredible knowledge to incorporate thousands of Herbs and Spices in our daily diet. Ayurveda is a way of life that strives to make healing and healthy life a part of daily routines. Ayurveda encourages making small sustained health and lifestyle choices that would improve health for every one throughout their lives. HemaVeda brings this way of healthy and happy life for everyone.
On this healing journey with HemaVeda I am honored to guide you all sharing this divine science of long & healthy life following Ayurveda.
This week we will learn the Ayurvedic perspective of one of the healthy and delicious fruits – BANANAS
According to the classical texts of Ayurveda, bananas are also called as the “Amrit phala” which literally means a fruit with the qualities of divine nectar which has many health benefits if consumed properly according to the seasons and personal constitution. Bananas grow in clusters from the top of the banana tree. The world’s largest producers of bananas are India and China.
Bananas can pacify Vata dosha and Pitta dosha
- Due to their sweet taste, heavy to digest properties, bananas increase the kapha dosha
Taste and qualities
- Bananas are sweet and astringent in taste
- They are heavy to digest
- They are slimy in nature
- They undergo sweet taste after digestion
- Bananas are cold in potency
Bananas are nourishing and provide strength to body
They are good for people with general debility
They are good for people with gastritis, any kind of burning sensation in the body.
They are beneficial for people with bleeding disorders eg- heavy menstrual cycles.
They work well as an aphrodisiac, improves vigor
Bananas are good for people with excess hunger and excessive thirst – They take longer time to digest.
Banana pudding with Cinnamon
Do not combine fruits with any form of dairy. People with Kapha dominance, weight gain, cold and wet cough should avoid bananas specially in winters .
- 1 pound of ripe fresh banana, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
- 1 tablespoon of ghee
In a bowl put in all the ingredients and toss them all with a spoon. Do not mash the banana pieces. Enjoy it fresh!
Your smashed banana recipe includes cinnamon and cardamom. Aren’t they opposites? Cardamom cooling and cinnamon heating So can they be used together?
Thank you for your query. Cardamom and Cinnamon work great together as Cinnamon in its primary state of digestion can be more pitta provoking and ruksha or drying in nature. Cardamom balances this quality of cinnamon very well with its sheeta guna and pichil quality. That is why both of these spices are commonly used in Indian cuisines in a combination.
I hope I answered your query. Thank you.