Anupana means juices or liquids taken after meals. Liquids that possess
the properties opposite to that of the food consumed and that, which
does not cause any harm to the person, is the ideal after drink.
Anupana helps in
toning and invigorating the body,
giving a feeling of contentment,
making the food move downwards easily,
breaking the hard materials of the food, making
them soft and moistening them,
easy digestion and distribution.
Substances that can be taken as anupana
Water is best as it is the chief source for all tastes. Hot
water should be taken after consuming foods prepared from corn flour
and such other ingredients that are hard to digest.
is best after eating rice that has matured in sixty
days; for those who are debilitated due to fasting, long walks,
excessive speaking, sexual intercourse and excessive exercise, and
also for children and the aged.
Meat soup is best for those who have emaciated due to
less consumption of food or other diseases.
Sour syrups for those who are suffering from disorders of
Sugar added in water
is good for those who are suffering from disorders of
Water boiled with Triphala mixed with honey
good for curing diseases of kapha and of the eyes and throat.
Mastu (curd water / whey) or cold water is best after
consuming, dahi (curds), kuchika (milk and buttermilk heated
together in an earthen pot turns into a semisolid form) and kilata
Dhanyamla (sour gruel of cereals), mastu (curd water /
whey) or takra (buttermilk) are ideal after eating foods prepared
with pulses, vegetables and coarse grains.
(wines) are good after consuming meat or the syrups of
sour fruits, water or fermented drinks; prepared in cold processing
will be ideal, depending upon the qualities. Madhvasava (wine
prepared from honey) is very good after consuming meat of
Anupana should be avoided by those who are suffering from
diseases on the parts above the shoulders,
dyspnea, cough, excess salivation, hiccup,
hoarseness of voice etc.
injury to the chest and
those who are of talkative nature or who
If these people have an after-drink, it disturbs their stomach, results
in congestion of the chest and increases the moisture of the food in the
throat causing watery discharge from the tissues.
Myrrh May Fight Cholesterol
the 3 Wise Men Were Onto Something
The extract from a tree in the fabled myrrh family is being investigated
by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine for
properties that may lower cholesterol.
Dr. Philippe Szapary, assistant professor of Medicine at the University,
is in the midst of a study of the dietary supplement
an extract from the gummy resin of the thorny mukul myrrh bush of
western India that has recently made its way into American health-food
In the Christian tradition,
a form of
sweet-scented myrrh was presented by the three wise men to the
Mukul myrrh, specifically, has a 2,000-year history
in traditional Indian medicine. Ayurvedic health practitioners, use
the resin extract in treating atherosclerosis, obesity, and
In the 1960s and '70s, scientists were able to
identify two properties of the myrrh extract, which, combined, they
named gugulipid - that appeared to aid in lowering cholesterol.
is something that's been around for thousands of years, and when some
scientists looked into it, they actually found a scientific basis for
said Dr. Szapary.
His work has been recognized by the U.S. National Center for
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), which recently awarded
him a five-year research grant of about $150,000 for each year.
His work currently underway with gugulipid, is designed to assess the
drug through a simple, randomized study using 90 subjects. Participants
are divided into three groups; the first is administered a placebo, the
second a standard dosage of gugulipid, and the third a higher dosage of
the supplement. Each participant remains on the regimen for two months
while blood tests indicate its effectiveness.
portion of the funding for the study is coming from the Sabinsa Corp., a
manufacturer of gugulipid, to which Dr. Szapary says he has no financial
NewsRx.com - November 3, 2000
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