“He who drinks eight handfuls of water on empty stomach in the morning, he lives for more than hundred years without any disease”
Water, the Ayurvedic digestive drink, includes different therapeutic benefits such as aiding digestion, cooling and balancing all three dosha’s, just like food. Not only that, water is capable of providing unique benefits when it properly absorbed by the body. Some of the common healing qualities of water include,
- Increases stamina
- Nourishes the skin
- Aids digestion
- Prevents constipation
- Cleanses the body
From Ayurvedic point of view, one of the main reasons for having dry skin is due to lack of moisture. In order to enhance the moisture, Ayurveda recommends to you to drink hot water and therapeutic water (adding spices and herbs to the water after boiling). As research explains, when water boils, the qualities of water get sharper, which in turn benefits in cleansing the channels while penetrating into deeper levels of the physiology. By adding spices, you can further enhance its therapeutic benefits.
By drinking herbalised water, you facilitate the body in removing toxins and impurities in no time. A scientific research which was conducted in 2011 by Ayurvedic practitioners, demonstrated following differences in terms of the rate of absorption of regular water, boiled water and therapeutic water.
- Regular water – approximately 6 hours, depends on the cleanliness of your body
- Boiled and cooled water – 3 hours to be absorbed and open up channels
- Herbalized hot water – 1 ½ due to enhanced sharpness , herbs and spices
In terms of the how much water you should drinking on a daily basis depends on several factors such as stress level, diet, body type etc. Ayurvedic texts also recommend sipping plain water between meals (especially between dry meals) in order to facilitate the digestion.