SERVING SIZE: 2 whole
SPECIES: Prunus domestica
How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
Plums are high in magnesium and iron. Pairing with salt allows Vata constitutions to benefit from plums' electrolyte-replenishing and blood building effects. High beta-carotene and citric acid contributes to an overall blood balancing and liver-soothing effect, experienced as a cool feeling in the eyes after a refreshing glass of prune juice.
High in sugar, fiber, Vitamin A, K, potassium, copper & manganese. Prunes are high in anti-oxidants. Dried prunes contain high doses of a chemical called acrylamide which is a known neurotoxin and a carcinogen.
See Plums for Ayurvedic properties.
BUYING & PREPARATION
COOKING PRUNES (DRIED)Browse Recipes
Ayurveda recommends soaking dried fruits before eating. Dried fruits are generally sweeter and harder to digest than fresh ones. They also absorb precious digestive juices. For example. one cup of fresh plums is equivalent to cup dried prunes. To reconstitute them, dried prunes must absorb at least 3 times their volume in water from the digestive tract. Gastric juices also have a harder time penetrating poorly chewed, dense dried fruits. For those with dry or otherwise weak digestion the sweetness of dried fruits quickly leads to fermentation, gas and bloating.
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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 Prunes (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 Prunes (dried):
APPETITE-SUPPRESSANTSuppresses hunger without causing weight gain
Energy Vitality Strength:
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Heart & Circulation:
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.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
Kidney & Urinary:
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.
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
High Fiber Laxative
HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVEA class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The size of a stool stimulates peristalsis and the stool passes more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydrating.
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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.
Blood and CirculationAnemia, Blood light in color, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Sensitive to Alcohol, Thalassemia Minor, Yellowish skin
PoopConstipation, Rabbit pellet / Hard lumpy stool
DigestionDiverticulosis / Diverticulitis, Hemorrhoids, Pain right lower abdomen
Kidney Bladder UrinaryKidney Stones
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.