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About Apricot (fresh)Frank Cook and I happened to visit our friend Aaron Wilson during apricot season in Jerome, Arizona. The Turks have a saying, 'the only thing better than this is an apricot from Damascus.' We should rewrite that phrase to include wild apricots from Arizona.
Apricots are closely related to peaches and are a member of the rose family. Although native to climates with cold winters it grows well in Mediterranean climates. Apricot season is very short giving rise to an Egyptian Arabic expression "in apricot season" meaning a hasty or rash promise.
The apricot was cultivated extensively in prehistoric times in India. They were also cultivated in Persia since antiquity. Turkey and Iran are currently the largest exporters. The Chinese associate the apricot with education and medicine. Confucius taught his students among the wood of apricot. The classical Chinese word for apricot means 'education circle.' Dreaming of Apricots is considered good luck in English folklore.
See also dried apricots
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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSApricot (fresh) 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.
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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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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as 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. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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Due to high fiber content apricots can be taken to relieve chronic constipation in Kapha. Vata constitutions with dryness will find them ineffective due to their slight astringency. Vitamin A gives apricots their characteristic orange color. Although the sourness of apricots can aggravate Pitta slightly in the GI tract, vitamin A improves vision, the skin, and prevents infectious disease - all blood related Pitta conditions. Apricots are high in carbohydrates and contain vitamin C. They are high in iron and help in iron-deficient anemia.