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However, Alcohol is a toxin. The liver, responsible for detoxifying the blood, is overstimulated by the toxin. The liver, when overstimulated, predisposes one to angry outbursts, emotional instability, rashes, and red skin. The eyes and teeth may become yellow. Many people with hepatitis crave alcohol to stimulate their liver and then become alcoholics. But Ayurveda has many herbs which can safely help the liver without the user of alcohol.
Alcohol is also a medicine when used in the right dose. Alcohol is recommended in Ayurveda during winter months. A daily medicinal dose of alcohol during the month of January and February is 2 tablespoons of red wine. Avoid consuming more than one glass of alcohol on an evening, and more than two glasses per week.
There are many alternatives to drinking alcohol in social situations. To reduce consumption, drink slowly. Mix your drink with fun fruit juices such as granita, cranberry juice, lemon juice, or seltzer water.
WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what should be favored in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Alcohol Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 c
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICSWhat is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Here are the herbal actions of Alcohol:
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
DETOXICANTAn herb that decongests, dislodges or improves metabolization of toxins from the body, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
Makes you tired
MAKES-YOU-TIREDInduces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing.
VASODILATORA vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
APHRODISIACHerbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
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Garlic (raw) has these Actions in CommonAphrodisiac, Vasodilator, Detoxicant, Warms-abdomen, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest
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Cloves has these Actions in CommonWarms-chest, Aphrodisiac, Vasodilator, Detoxicant, Warms-abdomen, Diaphoretic
Mustard Seed has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Warms-chest, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen
Beets has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Cholagogue, Vasodilator, Detoxicant, Warms-abdomen
Red Wine has these Actions in CommonCholagogue, Vasodilator, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic
Mustard Greens has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Warms-abdomen, Cholagogue, Warms-chest
Scallions (Raw) has these Actions in CommonVasodilator, Detoxicant, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic
Daikon Radish has these Actions in CommonWarms-abdomen, Cholagogue, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic
Rosemary has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Detoxicant, Vasodilator
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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in CommonVasodilator, Warms-chest, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant
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Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Warms-chest
Blue Cohosh has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Diaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator
Wild Ginger has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Warms-chest
Abhayrishta- Colon Tonic
Abhayrishta- Colon Tonic has these Actions in CommonWarms-abdomen, Detoxicant, Muscle-relaxant
Lobelia has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator
Yogaraj Guggulu has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator
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Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in CommonAphrodisiac, Muscle-relaxant, Warms-abdomen
Pennyroyal has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Cholagogue
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Warms-chest
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HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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Alcohol, especially hard liquor, is generally contraindicated for Vata and Pitta.
Hi, I just wanted to receive some clarification:This article mentions that one can indulge a single glass in a night and max 2 per week. Does this same, safe maximum apply to beer-drinking at one beer and max 2 per week (assuming 1.5 cup at 5% alcohol)?
It depends on the person. Beer is cold and more difficult to digest.
Sorry, just wanted to clarify: Assuming one digests beer fine, the safe maximum of 2 standard beers weekly applies?
So for vatt and pita dosa is red or white wine is suitable? Any intake recommend please?
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSAlcohol may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any food for a condition is highly dependent on the individual. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.