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How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
Limes and CleansingLime's sour taste increases the flow of bile which aids fat digestion, reduces liver and gall bladder congestion and detoxifies the blood. Since bile contains many toxic by products from normal liver function, draining bile from the liver has a cooling and purifying effect on the blood. Lime cool and cleanse the skin because they help you sweat.
Lung TonicLimes cause fluid buildup in the lungs and blood plasma. The fluid buildup helps expectoration of thick, Kapha mucous. They also assist dry Vata especially when dehydration causes Dry Stomach Syndrome in autumn months.
Reduce AcidityLimes are acidic in taste yet alkaline in effect. Limes nourish deficient blood plasma and helps rebuild fluids. It's high vitamin C content nourishes the blood. Like lemons, they reduce acidity in the stomach. They also reduces uric acid and output of urinary calcium which helps to prevent kidney stones.
Brighten Your SmileUnlike lemons, limes are a mild anti-inflammatory. This juicy and mouth-watering fruit also has an astringent effect on capillary beds. Gently massage inflamed and bleeding gums with lime juice to soothe capillaries and reduce bleeding. Limes help prevent tartar buildup, which is known to be a cause of bleeding gums. Limes also contain natural bleaching agents to help brighten your smile. Lime may be used as a antibacterial gargle for sore throats.
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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 Lime Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 whole
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 Lime:
QUENCHES-THIRSTAn herb or substance that relieves thirst.
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
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
STOOL-SOFTENERAn herb that softens stool that is hard and difficult to pass. They are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Some foods are even stool softeners, such as warm milk with ghee.
DETOXICANTAn herb that eliminates or metabolizes toxins from the body.
IMPROVES-FOCUSReduces scattered thoughts. Creates a steady mind.
EXPECTORANTHerbs that help you cough up and eliminate mucus. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus.
FLUSHES-MEMBRANESHerbs in this category stimulate mucus membranes to release fluids, flushing them out.
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
REFRIGERANTAn herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
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Tamarind has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Improves-focus, Digestive, Sialogogue, General-laxative, Stool-softener
Apple (cooked) has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Quenches-thirst, General-laxative, Stool-softener, Cholagogue, Improves-focus
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Salt (Mineral Salt) has these Actions in CommonDigestive, Stool-softener, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes, Detoxicant, General-laxative
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Amalaki has these Actions in CommonAlterative, Detoxicant, Digestive, Improves-focus, Quenches-thirst, Sialogogue, Stool-softener
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Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in CommonCholagogue, Detoxicant, Digestive, General-laxative, Alterative
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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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Usually, unless you are pickling the rind (one of my favorites), you simply add the juice. Thanks for the clairification.
Lemons tend to irritate any inflamed areas of the GI tract. If there are no Pitta symptoms in the GI, it is usually ok to substitute lime. Best, -John
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSLime 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.
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.