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Cauliflower Benefits (According to Ayurveda)

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How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Cauliflower causes gas in Vata types.

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Is Cauliflower Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Cauliflower' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.

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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: 1/2 c
SPECIES: Brassica oleracea
FAMILY: Brassicaceae

EAT IN: SPRING

Biocharacteristics of Cauliflower

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INCREASES
Guna Help

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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DIFFICULT

ABOUT DIFFICULT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Difficult refers to anything that is difficult to digest, or takes a long time to digest.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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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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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

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 Pitta pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Vata aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Bland

BLAND

Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.

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Affinity: Weight Loss
Family: Brassicaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Cauliflower
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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.

Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

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

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Antioxidant

ANTIOXIDANT

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.

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Hypotensive

HYPOTENSIVE

An herb that lowers blood pressure.

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Lowers Thyroid

LOWERS-THYROID

Reduces thyroid function. Useful for people with hyperthyroid.

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Anti Estrogenic

ANTI-ESTROGENIC

Reduces estrogen, which reduces thickness of the uterus endometrium, pelvic congestive disorders like fibroids, and frequently dysmenorrhea as well.

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Chelates

CHELATES

Binds to toxins such as heavy metals making them more soluble for elimination by the body.

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Constituents:
Nitric Oxide

STRONG NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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, Folate, Potassium,
Salicylates

SALICYLATES

Salicylates relieve inflammation, are anti-cancer, and antidiabetic, but some are allergic to it.

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, Vitamin C, Vitamin K

Foods with a Similar Nature to Cauliflower

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts has these Actions in Common

Anti-estrogenic, Chelates, Anti-inflammatory, Lowers-thyroid, Antioxidant

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Kale

Kale has these Actions in Common

Chelates, Anti-estrogenic, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Lowers-thyroid

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Cabbage (raw)

Cabbage (raw) has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Chelates, Anti-estrogenic, Lowers-thyroid

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Broccoli

Broccoli has these Actions in Common

Anti-estrogenic, Lowers-thyroid, Anti-inflammatory, Chelates

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Dandelion Leaves

Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, Anti-estrogenic, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory

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Green Tea

Green Tea has these Actions in Common

Chelates, Anti-inflammatory, Lowers-thyroid, Antioxidant

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Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi has these Actions in Common

Anti-estrogenic, Chelates, Lowers-thyroid

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Turnip

Turnip has these Actions in Common

Anti-estrogenic, Chelates, Lowers-thyroid

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Spinach

Spinach has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, Lowers-thyroid, Anti-inflammatory

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Turnip Greens

Turnip Greens has these Actions in Common

Anti-estrogenic, Chelates, Lowers-thyroid

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Cauliflower

Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common

Anti-estrogenic, Anti-inflammatory, Hypotensive, Internal-detoxicant

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Hawthorne Berry & Flower

Hawthorne Berry & Flower has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, Hypotensive, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory

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Ginkgo

Ginkgo has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Hypotensive, Internal-detoxicant

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Hypotensive, Internal-detoxicant

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Dong Quai

Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, Hypotensive, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory

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Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Hypotensive, Internal-detoxicant

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Mistletoe

Mistletoe has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Hypotensive

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Punarnavadi Guggulu Tablets

Punarnavadi Guggulu Tablets has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Hypotensive, Internal-detoxicant

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Cornsilk

Cornsilk has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Hypotensive, Internal-detoxicant

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Sage, Red

Sage, Red has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Hypotensive

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Horsetail

Horsetail has these Actions in Common

Chelates, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory

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Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Cauliflower 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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Comments & Impressions of 'Cauliflower'

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If you only have access to frozen that should be fine. There are no hard and fast rules here!
- David McKaig, Swannanoa, NC , 03-11-14 (Reply)
Miss the working links under the Effect and Nutrient titles. Before the site redesign I I clicked on Folate or Potassium A definition would show, one of my fav features n reason why I use this as myGo-to Ayurveda site because it's so Informative. I hope you bring back thoseLinks. As of now some look like links but are reallyUnderlines and when I clicked on Foliate it took me to a list of foods but no def. when I clicked on a nutrient discription nothing happened. I miss those features.Happenedand some take to to a list of foods.
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Thank you for your feedback. At the top of the page with a list of folate rich ingredients it says "LEARN MORE ABOUT FOLATE." If you click the word "folate" there, it will take you to the definition. Please let me know if you have any trouble accessing it.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ
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, 02-21-18 (Reply)
Hi-Following your instruction I was happy to find the link 'LEARN MORE ABOUT FOLATE.' After clicking on that link it too me to another page listing foods that contain folate but I don't see a definition or any info on folate. I will look again. Appreciate your help and this amazing site.
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