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Chili is very hot and pungent! It is a pure pungent - with lots of heat and little flavor. Be cautious, as chili is very intense. Black pepper and ginger are more mild than chili, and spices like cumin and fennel milder still. Finally, spices like coriander are very mild.
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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.
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SERVING SIZE: 1/16 tsp
SPECIES: Capsicum annuum
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 Cayenne Pepper:
SIALOGOGUEA sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a lesser degree. Astringents.
ANTIEMETICHerbs that reduce nausea or stop vomiting. Generally refreshing, aromatic herbs.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestion.
SPLEEN-TONICAn herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.
BURNS-TOXINSAn herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.
DETOXICANTAn herb that decongests or dislodges toxins from the body and the lymphatic, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
STRONG ANTIFIBROTIC Fibrosis of an organ is often a progressive leading to organ failure (i.e lungs, liver, kidney). While vulneraries usually help restore collagen, antifibrotic herbs often clear collagen. Aka fibrinolytic.
RUBEFACIENTAn herb used topically that causes dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation. The skin will appear red or flushed.
FLUSHES-SINUSESAn herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
STRONG EXPECTORANT Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus production often by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
CARDIAC-STIMULANTHerbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
STRONG ANTIPLATELET An herb that inhibits clotting, dissolves clots, thins the blood, or destroys platelets, therefore reducing the tendency of blood to form clots. They are useful in cardiovascular disease, clots, and stroke. Aka anticoagulant.
HEMOSTATICAn herb that stops bleeding.
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.
ANTISPASMODICHerbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Compare Cayenne Pepper with these Foods
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in CommonAntiemetic, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Sialogogue, Antifibrotic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiplatelet, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Vasodilator
Cloves has these Actions in CommonExpectorant, Warms-chest, Antiemetic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Antifibrotic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant
Cinnamon has these Actions in CommonAntiemetic, Decongestant, Digestive, Rubefacient, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Spleen-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Hemostatic, Warms-chest
Mustard Seed has these Actions in CommonAntispasmodic, Decongestant, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Rubefacient, Warms-chest
Crystallized Ginger has these Actions in CommonBurns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Antiemetic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Vasodilator, Antiplatelet, Detoxicant, Sialogogue, Warms-chest
Ginger (Dried) has these Actions in CommonAntiemetic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Vasodilator, Antiplatelet, Detoxicant, Sialogogue, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic
Rosemary has these Actions in CommonBurns-toxins, Detoxicant, Rubefacient, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Digestive, Vasodilator
Turmeric has these Actions in CommonAntifibrotic, Burns-toxins, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Antiplatelet, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Vasodilator
Black Pepper has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Rubefacient
Allspice has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Spleen-tonic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Vasodilator
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Wild Ginger has these Actions in CommonAntispasmodic, Spleen-tonic, Burns-toxins, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-chest, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Antiemetic, Sialogogue
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in CommonExpectorant, Anti-inflammatory, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in CommonVasodilator, Antispasmodic, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Flushes-sinuses
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink has these Actions in CommonVasodilator, Warms-chest, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant
Hot Shower has these Actions in CommonAntispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Warms-chest
Hot Bath has these Actions in CommonVasodilator, Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Flushes-sinuses
Osha has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Warms-chest, Antiplatelet, Burns-toxins, Decongestant
Trikatu has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant
Inhale Steam has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Warms-chest
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Digestive, Vasodilator, Warms-chest
Haritaki has these Actions in CommonDigestive, Expectorant, Hemostatic, Sialogogue, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant
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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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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSCayenne Pepper 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.
CONTRAINDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSCayenne Pepper may be harmful or contraindicated for these symptoms. 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 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.