Updated: Jul 26
What is AMA?
Ama is a Sanskrit word that translates to "uncooked" or "undigested".
Ama is the residual waste that lingers in our body, and is the by-product of incomplete digestion.
Essentially, we should start fresh each day with no lingering waste from the day before.
In Ayurveda, ama is the root cause of disease.
How can that be?
The idea: our body naturally cleans and restores itself, given the time, nutrients and energy.
However, if we do not let our body do its thing.. ama begins to build up.
Ama presents itself in the form of mucus, bacteria, inflammation, fat- all that nasty stuff we consider a nuisance.
Over time, ama inhibits regulatory processes, absorption of nutrients, and increases the overgrowth of bacteria / viruses..
..it is the accumulation of ama that forms plaque, tumours, cysts, etc.
Do you have AMA?
First off, ask yourself: do you have any of the symptoms listed above?
Next, it's time to figure out why ama is remaining in the body instead of flushing away each night during our natural detoxification and regeneration cycles.
Here are some traditional remedies to flush excess ama! :)
Make teas or add to your morning coffee roots like:
Add spice to healing oils like:
Simmered whole milk
Simmered coconut milk
Alkaline acids like:
Raw fresh fruits and vegetables