What is Water Therapy?
Drinking 1.5 liters of water daily first thing in the morning
is water therapy. 1.5 liters is equal to 3.3 pints or 0.4 gallons of water
or six and a half measuring cups (not tea-cups) of water.
Should it be drunk all at
Drink it all at
once and not throughout the day. Dont measure and drink but drink from a
container that has 1.5 liters.
When should I brush my
teeth while doing water therapy ?
You can brush your teeth and drink or you can rinse
your mouth and drink water therapy.
Should I use plain water or Boiled water?
It is better to drink boiled and room temperature cooled water. Even better
is to add slight flavors like given below. Boil 1.5 liters of water with the
following herbs in very small quantities for 5 to ten minutes and allow to
cool overnight. Next morning drink the flavored water. The following is the
amount you need for 1.5 liters of water or 1.6 quarts of water.
Flavors to use
Boil water with
3 or 4 cumin seeds;
Boil water with ginger (half the size of peanut);
One basil leaf;
One mint leaf;
Three or four fennel seeds;
Three or four fenugreek seeds;
A tiny bit of camphor (half the size of a mustard seed);
A pinch of turmeric powder;
One or two coriander seeds;
One seed of cardamom (not one pod);
A piece of orange peel (tiny bit is enough);
Keep alternating with different flavors and enjoy water therapy. You can
choose seven flavors and have one for each day. Or you can change once every
In fact, adding
flavors might bring some additional benefits. These flavorings have
medicinal values apart from imparting taste to water. Ginger, cumin and mint
rectify indigestion problems. Ginger cures nausea and vomiting. For heart
ailments one could use basil or cumin seeds too. Basil is rich in
anti-oxidant chemicals. Most of these flavors have many potent phyto-chemicals
and so protect the body from many diseases. These natural chemicals have
been proved anti-cancerous and anti-oxidant in many scientific studies.
However the additions to the water should be in very minimal
amounts. Do not do water therapy like drinking a herbal tea.
Remember, most of these diseases are healed not with water therapy
alone but in combination with the earth therapy (Diet) and/or the other
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