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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: 1/2 tsp
SPECIES: Armoracia lapathifolia
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICSSee a complete list of all biocharacteristics.
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 Horseradish:
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
STRONG WAKES-YOU-UP Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.
STRONG ANALGESIC Pain reliever, reduces pain without eliminating sensation. Also known as anodyne.
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
STRONG WARMS-CHEST Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
FLUSHES-SINUSESAn herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.
IRRITATES-THROATCreates abrasive feeling in the back of the mouth. May stimulate coughing.
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.
STRONG MUCOLYTIC An herb that breaks apart mucus, liquefying the mucus.
IMMUNE-CALMINGHerbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system, useful in allergies and autoimmune conditions.
ANTIBACTERIALHerbs that kill bacteria or slow their growth.
ANTIMICROBIALAn agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
REPAIRS-MEMBRANEReduces inflammation and allergen reactivity by restoring epithelial barrier function. Repairs tight cell junction in leaky gut, interstitial cystitis, eczema, asthma, etc.
CARDIAC-STIMULANTHerbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
DIURETICHerbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
LITHAGOGUEAn herb used to expel stones such as kidney stones or gall stones.
LOWERS-THYROIDReduces thyroid function. Useful for people with hyperthyroid.
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AROMATASE-INHIBITORBlocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.
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Daikon Radish has these Actions in CommonCardiac-stimulant, Expectorant, Warms-abdomen, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Diuretic, Mucolytic
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Garlic has these Actions in CommonDiuretic, Repairs-membrane, Antimicrobial, Expectorant, Diaphoretic, Irritates-throat
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Eucalyptus Essential Oil has these Actions in CommonExpectorant, Wakes-you-up, Warms-chest, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Diaphoretic
Hot Shower has these Actions in CommonCardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Flushes-sinuses, Mucolytic, Warms-chest
Hot Bath has these Actions in CommonExpectorant, Flushes-sinuses, Mucolytic, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in CommonCardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Flushes-sinuses, Mucolytic, Warms-chest
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Chest Rub with Essential Oils
Chest Rub with Essential Oils has these Actions in CommonCardiac-stimulant, Expectorant, Flushes-sinuses, Mucolytic, Antimicrobial
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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 SYMPTOMSHorseradish 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 SYMPTOMSHorseradish 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.