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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.
Is Crystallized Ginger Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/2 tsp
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 Crystallized Ginger:
ANTIEMETICHerbs that reduce nausea or stop vomiting. Generally refreshing, aromatic herbs.
APPETIZERHerbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestion.
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.
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, dislodges or improves metabolization of toxins from the body, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing.
WARMS-EARSStimulates peripheral circulation to warm extremities, including the ears.
CARDIAC-STIMULANTHerbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
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.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
Compare Crystallized Ginger with these Foods
Ginger (Dried) has these Actions in CommonDigestive, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears, Antiemetic, Cardiac-stimulant, Sialogogue, Vasodilator, Appetizer, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in CommonAppetizer, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Antiemetic, Cardiac-stimulant, Sialogogue, Vasodilator
Cloves has these Actions in CommonDigestive, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Spleen-tonic, Warms-ears, Antiemetic, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins
Cinnamon has these Actions in CommonBurns-toxins, Digestive, Warms-chest, Antiemetic, Cardiac-stimulant, Spleen-tonic, Appetizer, Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy
Allspice has these Actions in CommonCardiac-stimulant, Spleen-tonic, Warms-chest, Appetizer, Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Vasodilator
Mustard Seed has these Actions in CommonBurns-toxins, Digestive, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Spleen-tonic, Warms-chest, Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears
Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in CommonCardiac-stimulant, Spleen-tonic, Antiemetic, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Scallions (Raw) has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Vasodilator, Appetizer, Digestive, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Spleen-tonic
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in CommonBurns-toxins, Spleen-tonic, Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Appetizer, Digestive, Vasodilator
Cardamom has these Actions in CommonBurns-toxins, Spleen-tonic, Antiemetic, Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Appetizer, Digestive
Compare Crystallized Ginger with these Herb Supplements
Wild Ginger has these Actions in CommonCardiac-stimulant, Warms-ears, Detoxicant, Digestive, Sialogogue, Spleen-tonic, Antiemetic, Stimulates-energy, Appetizer, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Warms-chest
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in CommonStimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Appetizer, Cardiac-stimulant, Detoxicant
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in CommonWarms-chest, Warms-ears, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator
Pippali has these Actions in CommonBurns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Detoxicant, Digestive, Vasodilator
Trikatu has these Actions in CommonDigestive, Vasodilator, Appetizer, Cardiac-stimulant, Detoxicant
Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea
Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea has these Actions in CommonBurns-toxins, Detoxicant, Digestive, Spleen-tonic
Musta has these Actions in CommonStimulates-energy, Appetizer, Detoxicant, Digestive
Bitter Orange Peel
Bitter Orange Peel has these Actions in CommonCardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Appetizer
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink has these Actions in CommonBurns-toxins, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Warms-chest
Mugwort has these Actions in CommonAntiemetic, Appetizer, Detoxicant, Digestive
Haritaki has these Actions in CommonAppetizer, Detoxicant, Digestive, Sialogogue
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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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Comments & Impressions of 'Crystallized Ginger'Do you like 'crystallized ginger'? Why or why not? What makes it unique? Is there something you'd like to know about 'crystallized ginger'?
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Can I use fresh grated ginger instead of crystallized ginger in this recipe ( stuffed dates with almonds/ginger)? Are there any adjustments you recommend if I do substitute? Meanwhile, I assume the dates should be soaked and peeled. Thanks, Deborah
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his 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.