I funghi in ayurveda

Nella cucina tradizionale ayurvedica, i funghi non sono molto apprezzati

I funghi non sono verdure, e l’Ayurveda li  identifica come un cibo poco nutriente che può creare alcuni effetti negativi.

E’ considerato un alimento impuro e poco sano e diversamente dalle piante che usano la clorofilla per fotosintetizzare la luce, loro non ne hanno bisogno e possono provocare degli effetti negativi sulla capacità digestiva (chiamata Agni) e sulla forza vitale (nota come prana). Per questo motivo sono considerati cibi “tamasici” cioè tossici per  il corpo e per la mente.

Sono da evitare in problemi associati alla candida  e a condizioni fungine su pelle, unghie e capelli

Molte persone sono state abituate a mangiare cibi tamasici, ma una volta abituato a mangiare cibi che arricchiscono il prana, perderai la voglia di consumare cibi non nutrienti


In traditional Ayurvedic cooking, mushrooms are not highly regarded and you won’t find them widely used in India. Mushrooms are not technically vegetables, they are fungi, which Ayurveda identifies as being less than nourishing and creating some negative effects.o.

They grow on decaying matter and considered a polluted (dushta ahara), impure and unhygienic food (asuchi or ahara malina) and unlike plants that use chlorophyll to photosynthesize light, they lack light and it’s resulting affect on digestive capacity called agni and life force known as prana, and are thereby associated with physical and psychological disorders.

They are avoided in a mold free or anti-candida diet because they are a fungus and create damp heat in the body and contribute to fungal conditions seen on the skin, nails, hair and tongue.

For these reasons, mushrooms are considered tamasic, creating ama, which is like a toxic sludge in the body and mind, and therefore are not part of a yogic diet that also doesn’t normally include onions, garlic, or mushrooms. While not taken as food, onions and garlic can be taken as medicine depending upon the dosha and condition of the person.

Many people were brought up eating certain foods and dishes, developing a taste for tamasic foods, however they don’t have the same good effects on your mind and body and once you get used to the bright and lively flavors prana enriched foods, you will not want to over consume tamasic foods again.


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