From Ai Weiwei Collection at Sabancı Museum in Istanbul
This report is a quest for Ama, a sanskrit term, sitting at the hearth of Ayurveda. We look for answers to 3 questions: What is Ama? How to know if you have Ama? How to remove Ama from your body?
What is Ama, really?
In Ayurveda, a 5000 year old science of life originating from India, the digestive capacity of body holds a supreme importance when it comes to describing the principles of health. The two pillars of digestion is Agni, the digestive fire, and Ama, the internal toxins created by the body if food is not digested, assimilated or eliminated properly, in other words if there is poor Agni.
The concept of Ama is unique to Ayurveda.[i] As it is not a very familiar term for Western mind I looked up for…
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