Five Ayurvedic Herbal Liquids with Divya Alter

Feb 02, 2023

Episode 273

Divya Alter is a certified nutritional consultant, educator, and chef in the Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda tradition. Divya and her husband Prentiss founded Divya’s Kitchen, a plant-based restaurant in New York City that reimagines classic dishes through an Ayurvedic lens.

Divya’s brand has since expanded to include a line of plant-based retail food products, educational videos and two books. She is the author of What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen and Joy of Balance: An Ayurvedic Guide to Cooking with Healing Ingredients.

In this episode we take a deep dive into the five types of herbal liquids (Pancha Vidha Kashaya) according to Ayurveda and they are:

  1. Fresh Juice (Svarasa)
  2. Pulp (Kalka)
  3. Decoction (Kvata)
  4. Cold infusion (Heema)
  5. Hot infusion (Phanta)

Divya gives examples of each type of herbal liquid, how they're used and the properties and qualities they possess. She also gives great culinary tips throughout the episode.


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