2017-07-13

Health Benefits of Drinking Hot Water as per Ayurveda

"The digestive fire in the intestines (jataragni) is the root of all the digestive fires in the body. As it causes the increase or decrease of the elemental and tissue digestive fires it should be treated with great care." - Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita

Ayurveda considers that health of the digestive system is at the center of optimum health. An undigested meal leaves discomfort . Ayurveda teaches you the way to enhance your digestion and digest all your experiences! Agni digests this food and the control centers in the brain are nourished by these fragrant "vapors". This nourishment releases the nervous impulses, which in turn release enzymes and hormones. This stimulates systemic metabolic activity so that the whole body-mind complex functions efficiently.

So as per Ayurveda view it's important to drink hot or lukewarm water. Cold water slows down the digestive system and thus hinder the absorption, assimilation, metabolism and digestion. As a result incompletely or undigested food that moves through the digestive system, may or may not be eliminated properly. As a result, you may feel heavy, tired and bloated. Proper elimination is essential to prevent the build-up of waste material in the intestine since such a build up creates toxins and stops foods from being merged with the body.

Hot water stimulates hunger, supports in good digestion, sooth’s throat, cleanses bladder, reduces hiccups, and soothes the increased vata and kapha. It quiets characteristics of breathlessness, fevers as well as cold and cough. It pulls out and flushes’s AMA, the metabolic toxin from a body.

So sipping hot water through out the day and after meals with the gap of 1-2 hours helps in effective digestion and can help for the elimination of toxic accumulations from the body’s nervous system. Some of the health benefits of drinking hot or lukewarm water are:
  • Enhanced Stamina and Performance
  • improves blood circulation
  • Increase perspiration
  • Cure constipation
  • Aid in weight loss
  • helps in Cleansing and purifying of body
  • works for cold and cough
  • reduces body pain
  • Develops Emotional Responses and Thoughts
According to Ayurveda if you drink warm water, you can purify your mind and body and acquire a balanced mental state. This equilibrium can help to keep your thoughts clear, that may lead to bettered overall health.