SERVING SIZE: 1/16 tsp
SPECIES: Zingiber officinale
How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
The treasured medicinal and culinary rhizome takes many forms, from fresh to dried to cooked to crystallized, and each form has its different assets. Dried and fresh ginger are so different that Ayurveda has a different name for each.
How different could the two possibly be? Majorly for instance, fresh ginger root can help stop a fever, and dried ginger is very heating. Dried ginger is extremely pungent, a strong medicine that clears congestion by burning it away with spicy strength. Dried ginger also stokes the digestive fire, aiding those with sluggish digestion, and can act as a stimulant, clearing out the fog.
Dried and fresh ginger are different not just because one is dehydrated. The process of drying the root instigates a chemical reaction that makes the two chemically different.
Dried ginger is a zingy herb that helps keep the body healthy through cold and damp conditions, and helps to make many foods more digestible for those with mucusy digestive symptoms. It is one of three ingredients in the Ayurvedic digestive formula trikatu. Dried ginger's punchy potency is what gives many baked goods like gingerbread that especially gingery tastiness, making these kinds of treats more accessible for those who find difficulty in digesting moist and dense foods.
Its potency is not for everybody. If you have a tendency toward heat, with loose stools, redness in the skin, and intensity, use caution with dried ginger, as well as those experiencing dryness. Dried ginger's pungency has a tendency to be very drying and could exacerbate disorders of dryness.
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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 Ginger (Dried) Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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 Ginger (Dried):
ANTIEMETICHerbs that reduce nausea or stop vomiting.
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.
Cleanse and Detox:
Energy Vitality Strength:
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
Heart & Circulation:
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.
Lung and Sinus:
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing.
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WARMS-EARSStimulates peripheral circulation to warm extremities, including the ears.
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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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a traditional home remedy forThis information has not been validated by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
BonesAches & Pains - General, Fibromyalgia
Blood and CirculationCandida / Yeast Infection / Thrush, Chronic Fungus infection, Feet or Ankles Swelling, Heaviness in heart area, High Blood Sugar, Insulin Resistance, Irregular heartbeat, Low energy, Water Retention
SkinCold aggravates my skin
Mind Stress SleepConflict makes me depressed, lazy, Depressed, Depressed when stressed
DigestionIrregular/small appetite, Malabsorption, Slow, heavy digestion, Strong food cravings
Respiratory HealthPost nasal drip, Shortness of Breath, Sinus Infection, Sinus pain around eyes, Sinus pain in cheeks, Sinus pain in forehead, Sore throat, Stuffed nose (can't breathe), Thin mucus
PoopUndigested food in stool
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.