List of things you will need for our detox!
1) Copper Jug, found online or at an Indian store.
It’s a Ama buster, It scrapes out mucus from our system. Various food items that has copper content are honey, beans , whole wheat, green leafy vegetables etc. But the best method of fulfilling the body’s need of copper is by having water stored overnight in a copper vessel. In Ayurveda, copper has been used in bhasma (ashes) form. Earlier yogis would carry their “kamandalam” . A copper vessel with them and used to have water from that vessel. They believed that copper is the ideal material for charging water positively and is known for balancing the three doshas of our body i.e. kapha vata and pitta. This whole process of dissolving copper in water and making it more as an electrolytic is known as "olygodynamicprocess". This process is known to destroy all the micro-organisms like virus and bacteria in it, hence making it fit for drinking purpose.
2) Tongue cleaner, found online or any pharmacy
a. Better breath. Removes bacteria, dead cells, food etc from the tongue does significantly help with bad breath. Most professionals suggest brushing the tongue to remove this stuff, the tongue scraper is just a more sophisticated tool for the same purpose.
b. Ayurveda says it removes ama. And ama is the toxic byproduct of improperly digested food. It is believed to lodge itself in the body creating blockages, but often it shows up on the tongue first. So in order to properly digest one’s next meal. Tongue cleaning is very important.
c. You’ll taste flavors more effectively. This is one of the most critical points for Ayurveda. Proper digestion begins with proper taste and salivation. It is believed the more you taste, the more consciously you will eat: You will appreciate the food, digest it better, hear your body when it’s full, and so on. It’s one of those simple ayurvedic prescriptions that just makes sense. Take the time, and have a clean tongue, to taste and appreciate your food.
d. Your tongue says a lot about your digestion. Just like your skin, looking at your tongue can tell you a lot about your health. So a daily practice of consciously cleaning it—and not to get gross, but actually seeing what comes off of it as opposed to mindlessly brushing without really looking—puts you in direct contact with this diagnostic organ. If you see significant change from one day to the other, you may discover which foods don’t agree with you, or maybe you can just catch an imbalance before it is out of your hands.
3) Please commit to 18 days ritual for this.