Garcinia – one for all

Hailed as the “holy grail of weight loss,” Garcinia cambogia, or Garcinia indica, has actually been a known remedy for different imbalances for thousands of years in India. In Sanskrit, Garcinia cambogia is called “vrikshamla.” It is mentioned in the ayurvedic “nighantu”-s (or glossaries) as a vata and kapha dosha pacifying dravya or food ingredient. garcinia
Regardless of your body type, adding garcinia to your diet will help you enhance absorption of your nutrients – this is due to its unique thermogenic potency. Garcinia will sharpen your taste buds, clearing away ama or toxic build-up in your oral cavity.
Taste has confirmed therapeutic balancing properties in Ayurveda and Garcinia’s distinct subtle sour taste is known to enhance the metabolic rate of the muscle and fat tissues. In addition, Garcinia carries the following 3 rasa-s or tastes:
amla (sour),  katu (pungent) and kashai (astringent).
These 3 rasa-s  are known to enhance metabolism in general. More specifically, the amla rasa or sour taste specifically enhances and supports protein metabolism because it enhances agni in the mamsa dhatu or muscle tissue. All 3 rasa-s taken together help clear and unclog the channels optimizing circulation in general.
Vaidya Mishra has put together delicious Garcinia blends to help you introduce this balancing plant intogarciniavata your diet. Even though Garcinia has been introduced as a weight loss ingredient, Vaidya Mishra explains that it is actually for those who want to “regulate their weight” – whether to lose or to gain, it enhances the intelligence of the tissues so your physiology adjusts based on its own needs to maintain optimal balance. Find out how each masala can help address imbalances related to a specific dosha, or just enjoy a cup of SVA Garcinia tea, twice daily, to keep things smooth and balanced regardless of your body type or season.


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