It’s that time of the year again, when we give the General – our liver a clean sweep. The liver is the General of our internal organs, processing all that stuff we hold onto. We often wonder why we are not MOVING? We move from dreaming and fantasies or romantics illusion of your mind; to frustration to anger…. why?
The liver does two things in Spring in order to clear the way:
1. It needs to move into manifesting what you have dreamed into your life, that which is coming – becoming, our goals or aspirations and guess what! It can’t do that if its stumbling over all the “crap,” remaining in our bodies.
2. And by Assisting the Gall Blader (the organ in our bodies that assists in MANIFESTING our goals or dreams).
In order for us to take the STEPS in manifesting our souls purpose, a balanced life or taking action for the seeds we planted in our Spring Ritual. Writing that new story we await after the Blood Moon. Spring is time to TAKE Action. So mind the pun….shit out the stuff holing you back!
Below is a sample of a simple liver cleanse found http://www.sakthifoundation.org/castor_oil_cleansing.htm. Or one may use alternative methods by juicing a variety of vegetables. Check out http://www.myheirloomseeds.com/natural_liver_cleanse_foods.htm
I recommend one perform the liver cleanse on a weekend for those working, preferably first thing in the morning. It takes a couple of hours for the liver to flash, prepare the Khichari and eat lightly afterward. I usually perform a liver cleanse as the seasons change although once a or twice a year is ample. However listen to your body.
Castor Oil Cleansing:
Castor oil works like fiber in the food. Drinking castor oil early in the morning induces the gall bladder to pour the bile into the stomach. (Early morning bile flow is heavier than at any other time) and also the stomach and intestines are empty to be cleaned. When hot water is sipped it causes mucus to be secreted which forces movement of bile and castor oil mixture to move down to the intestine. Bile and oil forms detergent (SOAP). A cleaning detergent is basically oil that is bonded to salt. Here castor oil forms a chemical complex with bile salts and forms a cleansing detergent. Sipping water makes a typical “HOT WASH”. This really cleans the stomach and intestines and also gets rid of the toxins that come through the bile. Thus this is a powerful way of detoxification. Thanks to Ayurvedic masters who have understood the detoxification process and the physiology of the body so perfectly.
Advantages of the Cleanse:
·Some people tend to reduce body weight considerably within a few days after the cleanse.
·By experience we have seen a reduction in the size of belly (tummy) within a few days.
·Do this before pregnancy but after pregnancy do not do this because it might cause abortion.
·It cleanses the intestines and also the liver.
·It eliminates some parasites too.
·It keeps you healthy.
Castor Oil Cleansing Method
For adults: Pour 50 ml to 75 ml ( 2 ounces) of castor oil in a cup and add equal amount of freshly squeezed orange juice to it and mix well. Drink on an empty stomach at around 6-7a.m. After 15 – 30 minutes, start drinking hot water (like you would sip tea). Drink approximately 3-4 cups at intervals of 10 – 15 minutes. You will have flush bowel movements. When you have had 2-3 flushes, stop drinking warm water. The bowel movements can be stopped by drinking a glass of buttermilk or low fat yogurt. For the rest of the day try to eat very light food and avoid fatty , fried and spicy foods.
1. Rice : 1 cup
2. Green split mung dal : 1/2 cup
3. Water : 4 cups (use 3 if more solid consistency desired)
4. Salt : 1 teaspoon
Just the above ingredients are enough. But optional additions are given below.
1. Black corn pepper : 2 or 3
2. Ginger grated : 1/4 teaspoon
3. Cumin seeds : 1/4 teaspoon
4. Curry leaves chopped : 1/4 teaspoon
5. Coriander leaves chopped : a few
6. Raisins : 3 teaspoon
7. Flavor mix : 1/4 teaspoon
Add all ingredients and put in a pressure cooker and cover it. Cook on Medium High heat, until well cooked. Serve for lunch or dinner with or without yogurt or steamed vegetables.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
15 kg 8 – 10 ml ( 10 ml = 2 teaspoons) 1 cup
20 – 29 kg 10 – 15 ml ( 15 ml = 1 tablespoon) 1 – 1.5 cup
30 – 39 kg 15 – 20 ml 1 – 1.5 cups
40 – 49 kg 20 – 25 ml 1 – 2 cups
50 – 59 kg 25 – 30 ml ( 30 ml = 2 tablespoons) 2 – 3 cups
60 – 69 kg 30 – 40 ml 2 – 3 cups
70- 79 kg 40 – 60 ml ( 45 ml = 3 tablespoons) 2 – 4 cups
80- 89 kg 50 – 70 ml ( 60 ml = 4 tablespoons) 3 – 4 cups
90 – 99 kg 60 – 75 ml ( 75 ml = 5 tablespoons) 3 – 4 cups
100 – 109 kg 60 – 85 ml 3 – 4 cups
110 – 119 kg 60 – 85 ml 4 – 5 cups
120 – 129 kg 60 – 85 ml 4 – 5 cups
130 – 139 kg 60 – 90 ml ( 90 ml = 6 tablespoons) 4 – 5 cups
140 – 149 kg 60 – 90 ml 4 – 5 cups
over 150 kg 60 – 100 ml 4 – 6 cups
Adjust the amount of castor oil based on your personal tolerance. 1 or 2 tablespoons may be more then enough for some people!
After the Cleanse
Eat very light food; not fatty, fried items. Fruit juices are fine or steamed vegetables are good. If you feel too hungry, just plain rice with some beans without any fat is good.