It has been more than six month now since I started strict fruitarianism (no grain diet, with occasional intake of cooked vegetables). And I can feel a huge difference on how Ayurvedic medicines affect my body.
Many people have a complaint regarding Ayurvedic medicines that they take a long time to produce effects or their effect is almost nil. And I know that the complaint is true.
However, with a switch to complete fruit (and cooked vegetables) based diet , I see a huge change to the level of response to all Ayurvedic medicines.
My Experiences with Ayurvedic medicines
I conduct a lot of dietary and medicinal experiments on myself. However, the body always takes some time to incorporate the new regime. And sometimes, esp in the case of extensive fasting, the result was constipation.
Triphala is a great general Ayurvedic health supplement, however I use it only for the purpose of constipation relief occasionally.
Earlier, I used to consume Triphala for minor constipation issues. However, it would require me to take 2-3 tsp of Triphala to see any real impact. I believe that my body faced a strong drying effect of vata dosha, due to changing food and lifestyle habits. However, everything would return to normal in 2-3 days. But the change definitely led to constipation and some other digestive issues.
This was the condition when I was eating grains in a 3 meals/day schedule. About a year back, I changed to eating grains with 1 meal/day. There were some improvements in my overall immunity.
Note: Due to corona lock-down, I have been eating a lot of potatoes and sabudana (storable tapioca balls) because they are more accessible now.
After starting the fruit diet, if I take a 1 tsp of Triphala, I face loose motion for 2 days, so actually have to reduce the dosage from 2-3 tsp to 1/2 tsp or even less.
The point is that my body has become more receptive to the medicine, the rate and quality of absorption is much higher now than before.
Earlier, I would have frequent cough and cold problems during seasonal changes. These problems drastically improved as I made the ” cold water bath” (The Wim Hoff Method) switch. Almost 80% of my seasonal cold problems were solved through this method.
I would say that almost 75-80% of my uninfected sinus deposits were flushes away through Ekadashi dry fasting
However, due to some more experiments, I faced sudden sinus pain due to vitiated vata dosha this monsoon. I always use Anu Taila for any kind of pain in the head region or mucus related problems.
Normally, I would need to put 7-8 drops of Anu Taila thrice a day for any relief in cold and cough. However, thanks to the combined effect of Wim Hoff method and fruit based diet, the acute sinusitis pain was relieved with just 7 drops used once.
Later this week, mucus flow during intermittent fasting of Ashtami and Ekadashi revealed food particles stuck in my sinuses. These decaying food particles caused the sinus pain! So, this was not because of some chronic issue. However, I experienced remarkable efficacy of Anu Taila this time.
These are the two main instances of using Ayurvedic medicine along with the fruit diet, in the past 6 months. And both of them showed tremendous detox benefits of fruit diet.
I will keep updating my experiences regarding the impact of fruit diet. In my case, I do not suffer from any severe disorder, however, I sincerely believe that people suffering from any severe chronic disorder like diabetes, hypertension, hormonal imbalance, inflammatory autoimmune disorders can greatly benefit from this fruit detox and experience the true benefits of Ayurvedic medicines.
Hope this information reaches everyone in need of help!