As we rest through the night, our digestive system is hard at work processing all the food and waste that has been ingested throughout the day. Any food that does not get digested, waste product left behind from previous days, and toxin processed and packaged by the liver are left over in the digestive tract. In Ayurveda, this waste and debris is called Ama. If this Ama is not proper disposed, it leads to progressive damage to the digestive system and causes disease. This is the reason, a clean digestive system is considered a key to healthy digestive system.
2 tsp of Apple cider vinegar
¼ tsp of Himalayan pink salt
1 tsp of fresh lemon juice
1 tsp of honey
Grated fresh ginger and grated fresh turmeric 1tsp each (Optional) – Helps reduce inflammation
Black pepper and ginger powder 1 tsp each (Optional) – Helps to reduce kapha
20oz of water
Bring water to boil…
Add fresh ginger and turmeric or black pepper and ginger powder as it comes to boil, then boil for 5 more minutes covered.
Remove from stove or water heater: add apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, honey and salt.
Stir to mix ingredients.
Sip the drink while it’s warm.
This daily digestive cleanser is an ideal drink to start the day. It’s ingredients provide a stimulation to the salivary glands, stomach and pancreas to release digestive enzymes; it stimulates the liver and gallbladder to release toxins and bile; as well as, stimulates cellular metabolism to increase energy and cellular cleansing.