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Ayurvedic Food in Sri Lanka – For Effective Natural Remedies

The Ayurveda system of indigenous medicine can be experienced in Sri Lanka. You will find a number of local foods that are regarded as being greatly beneficial to health in the practice of Ayurveda.

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Walpenela

Walpenela

This is a common herb in Sri Lanka and is considered to offer a myriad of benefits in the system of Ayurveda. This herb, which is referred to by a variety of names including heart seed, balloon vine and black liquorice, is readily found in local markets as well as gardens. It is used as a remedy for rheumatism, piles, bronchitis and nervous disorders. The power of this herb is thought to reside mainly in its leaves; these leaves are commonly used in the form of a poultice in order to treat diseases of the skin. A paste made from these leaves can also be used as a dressing for wounds and sores.

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Bitter gourd

Bitter gourd

Bitter gourd, which is known as karawila in the local language, is considered to have medicinal properties in Ayurveda. The leaves of this plant are crushed, with the resulting juice being applied to the scalp to promote hair growth and reduce the loss of hair. Meanwhile the fruit of this plant, despite its bitterness, is thought to promote the flow of breast milk in lactating mothers if it is consumed in adequate quantities. Additionally, this fruit is regarded as being beneficial for diabetics, as the juice extracted from it is thought to provide favourable results when consumed by them.

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Cucumber

Cucumber

This vegetable which is frequently enjoyed in salads is considered to assist in maintaining the kidneys in a healthy condition. Additionally, cucumber seeds after being roasted and powdered are used to make a drink that is thought to alleviate colic. Further slices of fresh cucumber are considered to soothe weary eyes when placed on them.

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate

The blooms of this tree, known as 'delun' in the local tongue, are believed to relieve sore eyes. Additionally, the buds of this plant are boiled in water and the resulting infusion is employed to alleviate recurrent diarrhoea particularly in small children. This infusion is also consumed in order to relieve bronchitis. On the other hand nasal bleeding may be halted by powdering the tree's flowers and applying the powder to the affected area.

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Jackfruit

Jackfruit

Jackfruit is considered to be a highly nutritious food with a number of medicinal properties. The bark of this tree is used to treat fractures and sprains, whilst tender jackfruit and boiled jack are given to lactating mothers to promote the flow of milk. Meanwhile, curried tender jackfruit is thought to be beneficial for those who are recuperating from diarrhoea. Jackfruit which has been kept in honey is regarded as being helpful for those suffering from bronchitis. If you are interested in Ayurvedic remedies one of the Ayurveda Sri Lanka resorts that you might consider would be the well-regarded Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions.

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Nelli

Nelli

This fruit is regarded as being very significant in the practice of Ayurveda. Nelli, a small, sour green fruit contains a large amount of vitamin C. The fruit is given to remedy defective or weak vision as well as to make the retina stronger. Nelli is also considered to be an effective laxative when it is soaked and the juice of the fruit extracted and consumed. Meanwhile the leaves of this plant after being boiled are applied to treat eruptions of the skin. Further the crushed leaves of the plant are used to treat eczema. On the other hand consuming the raw sour nelli fruit is considered to be beneficial for the complexion.