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CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
About CarobCarob is a hardy tree resistant to harsh climate and drought. It was used to feed swine and donkeys during famine. In the talmud and bible, numerous rabbis, the prodigal son, and St. John the Baptist reportedly lived on carob in the wilderness, earning carob the nickname, "St. John's Bread." Dried Carob fruit is traditionally eaten for the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat. Muslims drink Carob juice during Ramadan.
Carob was eaten in ancient Egypt and used as a sweetener. It is the hierglyph for Sweet in Egypt and was an important source of sugar before sugarcane and beet sugar.
The term "carat", the unit by which diamond weight is measured alludes to the ancient practice of weighing gold and gemstones against the seeds of the carob tree by people in the Middle East
Buying & PreparationCarob is an evergreen shrub or tree in the bean family native to the Meditteranean.
Sometimes used as a substitute for chocolate. Has a slightly sweet taste that can be used for cakes and cookies. Mainly used dried and roasted in powder or chip form. Carob "locust bean gum" can be used as a thickening agent. In Egypt carobs are consumed as a snack; crushed pods make a refreshing drink. Carobs are also used to make compotes and liquers.
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SERVING SIZE: 1/8 tsp
SPECIES: Ceratonia siliqua
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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSCarob 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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I love mixing carob with coconut milk --is that good to pacify Vata
Coconut milk can be heavy for Vata with weak digestion - but otherwise coconut milk is very soothing to Vata. Maybe some spices to warm up the coconut milk? Nutmeg?