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How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Psychological Effects of OnionOnions are grounding and can make a person sleepy (tamasic) when cooked. Cooked or raw, onions are a stimulate desire (rajasic). They are considered an aphrodisiac. The longer they cook the sweeter and less Pitta aggravating they become.
ABOUT RED ONION (RAW)
BUYING & PREPARATION
COOKING RED ONION (RAW)Browse Recipes
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 Red Onion (raw) Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/2 tbsp
SPECIES: Allium cepa
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 Red Onion (raw):
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
STIMULANT-LAXATIVEStimulant laxatives induce bowel movements by stimulating peristaltic movement (the contraction of smooth muscle in the intestines). They are effective when used on a short-term basis. On a long-term basis, they can create dependency. Aka irritant laxativ
FLUSHES-SINUSESAn herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.
STRONG BRONCHODILATOR An herb that encourages the widening or opening of the lung airways. They are helpful in wheezing and asthma.
STRONG MUCOLYTIC An herb that breaks apart mucus, liquefying the mucus.
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus production often by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
FLUSHES-MEMBRANESHerbs in this category stimulate mucus membranes to release fluids, flushing them out.
IMMUNE-CALMINGHerbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system, useful in allergies and autoimmune conditions.
ANTIPLATELETAn herb that inhibits clotting, dissolves clots, thins the blood, or destroys platelets, therefore reducing the tendency of blood to form clots. They are useful in cardiovascular disease, clots, and stroke. Aka anticoagulant.
HYPOTENSIVEAn herb that lowers blood pressure.
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.
HYPOLIPIDEMICScrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.
APHRODISIACHerbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
GALACTAGOGUEIncreases production of breast milk, often by raising prolactin and diaphoresis.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
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Garlic (raw) has these Actions in CommonAphrodisiac, Diaphoretic, Hypolipidemic, Stimulant-laxative, Bronchodilator, Flushes-sinuses, Hypotensive, Vasodilator, Antiplatelet, Decongestant, General-laxative, Mucolytic
Garlic has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Hypotensive, Galactagogue, Stimulant-laxative, Aphrodisiac, General-laxative, Vasodilator
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Hypotensive, Galactagogue, Vasodilator, Antiplatelet, Hypolipidemic
Mustard Seed has these Actions in CommonFlushes-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Bronchodilator, Flushes-membranes, Decongestant
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in CommonBronchodilator, Immune-calming, Decongestant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic
Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Antiplatelet, Flushes-sinuses
Daikon Radish has these Actions in CommonBronchodilator, Flushes-sinuses, Decongestant, Mucolytic, Diaphoretic
Basil has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Bronchodilator, Galactagogue, Decongestant, Immune-calming
Rosemary has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Bronchodilator, Immune-calming
Cinnamon has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Hypotensive, Diaphoretic, Aphrodisiac, Galactagogue
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Sniff raw onions, chopped
Sniff raw onions, chopped has these Actions in CommonImmune-calming, Mucolytic, Vasodilator, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes
Hot Shower has these Actions in CommonFlushes-sinuses, Mucolytic, Vasodilator, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes
Inhale Steam has these Actions in CommonBronchodilator, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Flushes-sinuses, Mucolytic, Vasodilator
Hot Bath has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Flushes-sinuses, Mucolytic, Vasodilator, Bronchodilator, Decongestant
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in CommonMucolytic, Vasodilator, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Flushes-sinuses
Ginkgo has these Actions in CommonAntiplatelet, Bronchodilator, Hypolipidemic, Hypotensive, Immune-calming, Vasodilator
Dong Quai has these Actions in CommonImmune-calming, Vasodilator, Antiplatelet, Bronchodilator, Hypolipidemic, Hypotensive
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in CommonBronchodilator, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Hypolipidemic, Immune-calming, Vasodilator
Chest Rub with Essential Oils
Chest Rub with Essential Oils has these Actions in CommonVasodilator, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Flushes-sinuses, Mucolytic
Osha has these Actions in CommonImmune-calming, Antiplatelet, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diaphoretic
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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 SYMPTOMSRed Onion (raw) 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 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.