A Blood Upgrade for Clear Skin
Archive piece from It's Mother Earth
"Baby, I can see your H20"
glowing skin, clear eyes and radiant energy
body temperature, blood flow, element absorption and oiliness in the eyes
Abundant H20 makes is way through your blood vessels to replenish and nourish your cells all together with minerals and vitamins that you’ve extracted from your food. By breathing, drinking and eating, you basically create your life force. We call it blood, Ayurveda calls is “Rakta Dhatu”. Directly translated, this means “giving colour”. And so it does: it colours your body, and through the body it colours your mind. Physically, healthy Raka Dhatu exposes in radiant energy, a glowing and clear skin, bright eyes and neutral body fluids. Any complaints about your body odour? Right, you’d want to take care of your red rivers and its bf organs.
Physiological side effects your Rakta Dhatu’s state shows in your focus, intellect and passion for your relationships - including that one with Life itself.
The abundance of your vessels all depends on the strength of your internal flame. It’s the heat that keeps your rivers flowing, and the nicer the flow, the nicer your colour, radiance, skin, eyes and body fluids. Fire, is described as hot, light, dry, rough, subtle, sharp, clear and soft. The trick is to take in a proper amount of fluids - to refresh about least one third of the 4.8 - 5.5 liters of body water - with qualities that will complement the qualities of fire.
This Halo Blossom Water for Spring, Summer and late Summer comes in an Air- and Fire element variation, and will gradually refresh the molecules of your red streams as it takes care of your internal Fire. Good to know: the Liver and the Rakta Dhatu are very inter-connected, meaning your efforts will be good to your always detoxing Liver as well.
Halo Blossom Water
To supercharge those who are high in Air and/or Fire.
Note: Ayurveda likes warm drinks as it’s believed to be easily absorbed by the body while its warm nature helps to sustain a healthy digestive (or rakta) fire.
Air Element Imbalance
"Can-I-have-a-blanket-even-though-my-friends-ain’t-cold" - kind of days.
Take 2 tsp of Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry, and 1 liter of filtered water in a sauce pan. Stir it while you gradually reach the cooking point. Take it off the fire, add a teabag of chamomile and cover the pan so it can really absorb the tangy florals. Drain the drink into a thermo water bottle after 10-15 minutes, and add some essential lavender oil and honey to taste. Sip on the drink all day.
Fire Element Imbalance
"Loosy in the stool, feeling hot but still on the roll" - kind of days.
Take 2 tsp of Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry, and 1 liter of filtered water in a sauce pan. Stir it while you gradually reach the cooking point. Take it off the fire, add a tea bag of rose tea or a loose mixture with over 40% rose petals. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes, drain the drink, and pour it in a thermo water bottle. Add some fresh lime juice and seasonal honey to taste, and sip on this all day.
Additional to this drink, besides the list below, it’s a good idea to look for Bhumyamalaki or Shatavari supplement. These both act as a liver tonic, nourishing for the heart and great fire regulators. Shatavari is also regulates the female reproductive system.
Let either of these 2 warm drinks be your foundation. These guidelines make your internal-flame routine official:
Start your day with a squeezed lime (not lemon) in a glass of luke warm water
Let your morning snack be pineapple, or pineapple juice. Possibly mixed with carrots, cranberry, pomegranate, lime, turmeric or ginger. Leave at least one hour between the fruit and breakfast or lunch. The best time for this snack is between 10am and 2pm. Just like both, Breakfast and Lunch.
Enjoy fennel tea, dandelion tea, ginger tea, turmeric tea and nettle tea. Add some seasonal honey once your tea has chilled a little.
Besides the tea’s, make sure to drink at least 3 big glasses of purified water in between your meals. Leave roughly 30 minutes between the meal and the water.
When you’re still chewing, it’s best to drink one of the warm drinks. Not more than half a glass though.
Spice up your meals with coriander, parsley, garlic and ginger and the slightest Himalayan salt in case you’re depleted, scattered or cold. Take it easy with the (red hot chili) pepper and soy sauce.