Kulthi and Weight Loss


I just want to know about kulthi. Does it help you to lose weight? How long does it take to lose weight? How much can you lose weight in a month? Do you know anyone who lost weight by eating kulthi? Any information will be greatly appreciatedsvakulthi__86145__53922.1405391430.1280.1280
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Dear Alia: weight gain is a symptom which can originate in many etiological factors. Kulthi can help with weigh loss if somebody’s physical channels are not doing good, they are clogged or narrowed, etc, and due to that reason, the individual is experiencing metabolic disturbance – not able to fully breakdown and digest meals – and is thus gaining weight. For that person, kulthi will help.
Otherwise, kulthi is a dietary recommendation for weight loss programs when an individual follows a specific protocol for weight loss, tailored for their own hetu or own etiological factor. In that condition as well, kulthi is a big help.
Another reason, in general, kulthi is a good addition to diet for weight loss, is that it carries a very low glycemic index, very low glycemic load, and very few calories. It is also, in ayurvedic terms, very agneya, or fiery in nature – this means it supports and enhances the digestive fire or pachak agni, as well as the metabolic fires, or dhatu-agni-s, making sure that no ama or semi-digested material is left over from a meal, that can result in weight gain or other imbalances.
Kulthi grows in very sunny areas, so it inherently carries a lot of the energy of the sun. It also grows on rocky areas, and is endowed with the ability to break the macro-molecules of amavisha and garavisha, helping clean and clear the circulatory channels and resulting in overall good health.
Let me give you a specific recipe for kulthi which may help you in losing weight:
Kulthi with Garcinia Masala:
I have formulated three kinds of garcinia masala: for vata, pitta and kapha. Usually in weight gain situations, shleshak kapha can go high, but sometimes due to channel blockage, vyana vata can also go high, and due to a hot liver and hot stomach, pitta can go high too. That’s why we have three kinds of garcinia masala (available atwww.chandika.com), and you can choose accordingly the vata, pitta or kapha one.ffgarciniavata__37108.1406231839.1280.1280
2 oz. of kulthi soak overnight in hot water
Next morning rinse and filter
Add 4 pinches of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of your choice of SVA Garcinia Masala
 – Do not add salt ahead of time –
Assemble all above ingredients in a pot, cover and cook for 20 minutes
At the end: add salt and ghee
Sometimes kulthi takes lots of time to cook because of its hard rocky nature. In order to remedy this, add the kulthi in a coffee grinder and break it down and then soak it overnight and then cook. Have this kulthi dahl 2 or 3 times a week.

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.