Hot water and Health

Please Scroll down for brief Nepali Translation (छोटकरी नेपालीमा पढ्न तल जानुहोस)
A glass of hot water

Hot / Warm Water Good for Health (Ayurveda)

Pitta Dhaatu is the cause of fever (temperature). Pitta Dhaatu is settled by cooling process. However, Ayurveda recommends giving hot water to the patient having temperature.  It looks contradictory to cooling Pitta Dhaatu.


Vaidya examine the body and the origin of the temperature, considering place, time, Pulse, Vital Points, and Chakras (desh , kaal, Nadi, Marma and Chakras), and give hot water to patient to digest the doshas.  


Ayurveda consider the origin of fever is stomach. The treatment of all the illness originated from stomach is treated with digestion, vomiting and empty stomach. That is the reason why Ayurveda suggest hot water for the patient suffering from fever to digest the dosha in stomach with hot water.


Some of the positive effects of hot water are follows


Hot water clams Vayu, Kapha and elevates Pitta


It helps to improve digestion and to relieve indigestion.


Hot water drinking is one of the major dietary advice in the treatment of cold, cough, respiratory tract infections, Asthma, allergic disorders etc.


Hot water drinking reduces the frequency of repeated cold attacks in children.

Hot water drinking and gargling is a good soar-throat remedy.


Drinking a spoon of honey with a glass of water is recommended in obesity treatment.


Hot water cleans bladder. It is the natural and easy available bladder cleanse technique


Hot water drinking is highly recommended in cases of rheumatoid arthritis.


The main and foremost importance is water is basis of life. It fulfills thirst.


Drinking hot water regularly is a classical Ayurvedic recommendation for balancing Vata and Kapha dosha, strengthening digestive power, and reducing metabolic waste (Ama) that may have accumulated.


Boil a sufficient amount of water in an open pan.  Keep this water in a thermos and take a few sips every half-hour throughout the day. The frequency is important than the quantity. You may add slices of fresh ginger (or a pinch of powder) in the water to increase the positive effect.

However regular hot water drinking is not advisable if you often suffer from heat and burning sensation (Pitta body type) In cases of disease condition, hot water drinking may not be the single solution. Medicines are also required in most of the cases along with the hot water..


Brief Discussion In Nepali

तातो पानी कसरी हितकर हुन्छ ?
पित्त धातु ले ज्वर उत्पन्न हुन्छ । पित्त धातु शीतल क्रियाबाट शान्त हुन्छ भने ज्वरो आएको बेला तातो पानी दिनु भनेको मिथ्या उपचार देखिन्छ । तै पनी हामी आयुर्वेदिक चिकित्सकहरु ज्वरोमा तातो पानी को प्रयोग किन गछौ ?

वैध्य समुदायहरु ज्वर बाट पिडित रोगीहरुको शारीर निदान (ज्वार उत्पत्तिको कारण ) देश, काललाई  विचार गरि दोष पाचनका लागि उष्ण जल दिन्छन । 

ज्वर आमाशयबाट उत्पन्न व्याधि हो । प्राय आमाशय बाट  उत्पन्न व्याधिहरु निवारण निम्ति पाचन, वमन, अपतर्पण(लंघन खाली पेट) औषधि उपयुक्त हुन्छ वा समर्थ हुन्छ ।
तेसैले दोष पाचन निम्ति चिकित्सकहरु ज्वर पिडित रोगीहरु मा तातो पानी को प्रयोग गर्छन.   

तातो पानी को आफ्नै गूण र महत्व छन् ।

तातो पानी का गुण

तातो पानी ले वायु निवारण गर्छ

तातो पानि ले अग्नि तिब्र पार्छ

तातो पानी ले चाडै पचाऊछ 

तातो पानीले कफलाइ सोषण गर्छ

अल्पमात्रामा प्रयोग भए पनि प्यास बुझाउछ