In our modern times it is important to keep the body clean and free of built up toxins, or Ama, as it is known in Ayurveda. Signs of ama are coated tongue, fatigue, aching muscles, stiff joints and a feeling of heaviness in the body and mind. To reduce this ama and enhance agni one must

• avoid the causative food factors
• cleanse the digestive tract
• enhance agni the digestive fire
• undertake an elimination therapy or panchakarma