Ailment: When one suffers from excessive Vata, especially after meals.
Quantity: 1 Glass
Ingredients: Ginger, Lemon Juice, Black Pepper, Cumin, Curd, Water, Honey.
Procedure: Put 100 ml Curd and 100 ml water in the mixer and add 4 drops of ginger juice, 3 drops of lemon juice, a pinch of black pepper, half a pinch of cumin seeds and 2 teaspoons of honey. If in a hot country, add 1 cube of ice. Mix for 30 seconds. Don’t strain, but pour into glass and drink after a meal.
Note 1: Make sure no lemon seed gets into the mixer. (These spoil the effects of lemon).
Note 2: Don’t make the drink too cold, because that nullifies the effect of the digestive juices. Drinking more than one glass after a meal would dilute the digestive juices too much.
Note 3: Digestive Lassi seems to suit almost everyone. It enhances the proper outflow of excessive Vata through the proper channels. Those who have acute problems with milk products should lay off though.
Note 4: Don’t feel sheepish about letting off Vata after a meal. Vata held inwards is extremely bad for health, because then Vata seeks improper channels to flow into, thereby poisoning the whole system.
Adjustment: Quantities of the ingredients can be adjusted depending upon the intensity of the Lassi required.