Amrit Ambrosia vs Nectar - What's the Difference?
Date Posted:10 January 2011
How do you choose between something called nectar and another called ambrosia?
A good question and one often asked.
These two products are both potent free-radical scavengers and immune boosters in their own right and can be taken separately. They do target different areas of the physiology, but taken together provide a level of protection far greater than either product by itself.
Amrit Kalash Nectar Paste (MA4) or tablets (MA7)
In Ayurveda there are the seven dhatus or tissue levels. The Nectar formulation impacts more on the tissue levels of Rasa (lymph, white blood cells) Rakta (red blood cells) Mamsa (muscles) and Medha (fat and sugar metabolism and hormones).
Nectar tends to have a strong influence on the areas of the body associated with Pitta dosha — skin, eyes, blood, liver, duodenum, as well as the hormonal system.
Amrit Kalash Ambrosia tablets (MA5)
Ambrosia Impacts more on the tissue levels of Asthi (bone) Maja (bone marrow and nervous system) and Sukra (semen, ovum and fertility). Like the Nectar, Ambrosia also has an effect on Medha (fat and sugar metabolism and hormones).
It has a strong influence on Vata dosha — bones, marrow, nervous system, with strong links to the immune system.
Many people take both of these products regularly over time as an immunity "insurance". One client from Western Australia, who has taken both products regularly for many years, travels internationally 6 months of the year. She doesn't suffer from the frequent colds and maladies usually associated with sustained long-distance travel.
They can be taken as a prophylactic measure or at a time of low immunity due to illness and/or stress overload. They are the most thoroughly researched of the Maharishi Ayurveda products. A recent study conducted at A.I.I.M.S., a prestigious medical research institute in India, demonstrated the effectiveness of Maharishi Amrit Kalash in ameliorating the toxic side effects of chemotherapy in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Point of interest:
The Nectar formula is traditionally made as a paste — a delicious jam-like substance. However, this version is not available in New Zealand and Australia due to a prohibition on importation of honey, an ingredient of the paste product. Our Nectar tablets (MA7)contain the same ingredients listed for the Nectar paste minus nearly all of the sugar. They are also without the clarified butter (ghee) or honey that is used in the paste.