Food antidotes in Ayurveda

Most people are under the impression that Ayurveda takes a longer time to heal the damaged tissue parts and restore health and hence, it may not be effective for managing acute illnesses such as allergies, food sensitivities, or poisoning.

However, this is not true. Ayurvedic treatments also involve the use of antidotes that could neutralize the toxins in the body. Here is a brief discussion about the use of ayurvedic herbs as food antidotes.

Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine

According to Ayurveda, each individual is considered a unique person made up of 5 basic or primary elements including air, water, space, fire, and earth. We derive these elements from nature. The weather or climate we live in and the food we eat are examples of the presence of these elements in nature.

What is Ayurveda?

‘Ayurveda,’ the ancient system of life and knowledge, took birth in India thousands of years ago. The theory of Ayurveda originated from a deep understanding of the creation of an improved mental and physical health through meditation and other spiritual practices.