In our society, disorders of nervous order are frequent. Sensory hyper stimulation, overwork and lack of rest are the basis of these discomforts. In order to restore nervous balance, one must understand how your body works and then take the necessary steps to give it what it needs to heal itself. The human body is an extraordinary, state-of-the-art system that works tirelessly to restore balance. This phenomenon is called homeostasis.
In Ayurveda, the human body is divided into "layers" of tissues called dhatus. There are 7 dhatus:
Rasa Dhatu = plasma, lymphatic system
Rakta Dhatu = blood
Mamsa Dhatu = muscles
Meda Dhatu = fat tissues
Ashti Dhatu = bones
Majja Dhatu = bone marrow, nervous system
Shukra Dhatu = reproductive system
All dhatus work in synergy and each dhatu supports the next. Shukra Dhatu, is therefore the most difficult to feed because one must first go through all the others. It is therefore very important to feed oneself according to bringing the necessary nutrients to each of the dhatus.
If you experience fear, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, or are experiencing any of the following disorders of dizziness, tinnitus or sciatic nerve pain, it is a sign that Majja Dhatu is affected and it is important to feed your nervous system. You will have to take rest, reduce the time spent on the screens and increase the time spent in nature or calm and of course, choose the right foods to rebuild the forces of Majja Dhatu.
The foods that help rebuild Majja Dhatu are butter, ghee (clarified butter), nuts, animal fat and bone marrow. The marrow soup is not only delicious, it is also an excellent medicine for the nervous system.
Bone marrow soup recipe
Very easy to make, the marrow soup can be used as a base of broth for your soups or soups or to be consumed in broth. I personally love serving it in a cup and drinking it slowly. Here is my recipe of the moment but you can vary the spices and vegetables according to your taste. It is easy to make his marrow soup with the bones of a chicken eaten the day before. Take care also to keep the cartilages and even a little fat for your recipe.
You will need:
A large pot
The broken bones of an animal: chicken, turkey, duck or beef * and cartilage
1 large onion, cut into pieces
2-3 carrots cut in half
2 sprigs of celery
Other vegetables to taste for broth
About 8 liters of water
2 tbsp. of coriander seeds
2 tbsp. Fennel seeds
2 tbsp. of Cumin
2 tbsp. of Parsley
1-2 tbsp. of Curcuma
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp. of Holy Basil (Tulsi)
Salt and pepper to taste
Break the chicken bones with the hammer to allow the marrow to release during cooking.
Place broken bones, cartilage, fat in the large pot.
Add all coarsely chopped vegetables.
Fill the pot with water.
Add all the spices.
Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to very low.
Let simmer all day (at least 6 hours) so that the marrow releases from the bones and fits into the broth.
Pass the broth through a sieve and pour into pots or glass containers.
Consume the marrow soup regularly, especially in the fall and winter seasons, to take care of your nervous system.