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Balsamic Vinegar Benefits (According to Ayurveda)

How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Vinegar heats up digestion, but aids fat metabolism. Balsamic vinegar is made with red wine, which is hotter than other vinegars.

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Is Balsamic Vinegar Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.
SERVING SIZE: 3 tsp

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Biocharacteristics of Balsamic Vinegar

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INCREASES
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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DOSHAS
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The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Balsamic Vinegar
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Experiences 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.

General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Antifungal

ANTIFUNGAL

Herbs that destroy fungus.

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Cholagogue

STRONG CHOLAGOGUE

Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.

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Hypolipidemic

HYPOLIPIDEMIC

Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.

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Constituents:
Iron

IRON

Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Balsamic Vinegar

Aloe Vera Juice / Gel

Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, General-laxative, Antifungal, Hypolipidemic

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Garlic (raw)

Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Antifungal, Hypolipidemic, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant

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Arugula

Arugula has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, General-laxative, Hypolipidemic

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Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, General-laxative

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Endive

Endive has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Hypolipidemic, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant

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Radish (raw)

Radish (raw) has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, General-laxative

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Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, General-laxative

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Burdock Root (Gobo)

Burdock Root (Gobo) has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Hypolipidemic, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Antifungal, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue

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White Vinegar

White Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Antifungal, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, General-laxative

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Balsamic Vinegar

Bhumyamalaki

Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, General-laxative

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Calendula, Marigold

Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Antifungal, Cholagogue

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Neem Leaf

Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common

Antifungal, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant

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Goldenseal

Goldenseal has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Antifungal, Cholagogue, General-laxative

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Patola

Patola has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant

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Vidanga

Vidanga has these Actions in Common

Antifungal, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant

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Yellow Dock

Yellow Dock has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant

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Triphala Guggulu

Triphala Guggulu has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, General-laxative

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Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic

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Yarrow

Yarrow has these Actions in Common

Antifungal, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant

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Ginkgo

Ginkgo has these Actions in Common

Antifungal, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant

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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Balsamic Vinegar 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.

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 John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John 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 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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