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How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Rose petals are cooling, anti-inflammatory, and laxative in the GI. They are soothing to the heart especially when mixed with sweeteners.
The scent of a rose calms Pitta. Pitta people are naturally attracted to beauty. They are highly sensitive to and ashamed of off-putting smells.
White rose is cooler and more laxative. Red rose is warmer and more astringent.
BUYING & PREPARATION
COOKING ROSE PETALSBrowse 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.
Are Rose Petals Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/16 tsp
SPECIES: rosa spp
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 Rose Petals:
RELAXES-EYESEases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.
RELAXES-MINDReduces mental agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.
ANTIDEPRESSANTHerbs that lift feelings of depression, benefit the mind and improve mental function.
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.
ANTIPYRETICReduces a fever / febrifuge.
ANTISEPTICCapable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Helpful in infections and for those with weak immune systems.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
HEMOSTATICAn herb that stops bleeding.
REFRIGERANTAn herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
STYPTICA herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used to stop bleeding.
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
ESTROGENICIncreases estrogen, helpful in menopause. Estrogen is anabolic and increases muscle growth, bone density, and moisture.
PROGESTERONICProgeserone is the pregnancy hormone. It raises body temperature (Pitta), and suppresses menstruation. It is generally more extroverted.
UTERINE-TONICAn herb that tonifies and strengthens the uterus. Helpful for menstrual difficulties and fertility. Often herbs that increase ojas, but also circulation to reproductive system.
APHRODISIACHerbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
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Cassava Root / Yuca
Cassava Root / Yuca has these Actions in CommonGeneral-laxative, Anti-inflammatory, Refrigerant, Antipyretic, Relaxes-mind
Lemon has these Actions in CommonCholagogue, Relaxes-eyes, General-laxative, Antimicrobial, Refrigerant
Fenugreek has these Actions in CommonAntipyretic, Estrogenic, Aphrodisiac, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue
Cranberry has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory, Styptic
Persimmons has these Actions in CommonGeneral-laxative, Styptic, Hemostatic, Refrigerant
Pomegranate has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Styptic, Cholagogue, Refrigerant
Acai has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Relaxes-eyes, Cholagogue, Refrigerant
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Gel has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Cholagogue, Anti-inflammatory, General-laxative
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Goldenseal has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Hemostatic, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory
Shatavari has these Actions in CommonUterine-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Aphrodisiac, Estrogenic, Progesteronic, Refrigerant, Relaxes-eyes
Yarrow has these Actions in CommonAntiseptic, Cholagogue, Estrogenic, Hemostatic, Styptic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic
Amalaki has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Aphrodisiac, General-laxative, Hemostatic, Refrigerant, Relaxes-eyes, Styptic
Shatavari Ghee has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Aphrodisiac, Estrogenic, Progesteronic, Refrigerant, Uterine-tonic, Anti-inflammatory
Witch Hazel has these Actions in CommonAntiseptic, Hemostatic, Refrigerant, Styptic, Uterine-tonic, Anti-inflammatory
Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in CommonAntipyretic, Antiseptic, Cholagogue, Styptic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial
Neem Leaf has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Cholagogue, Refrigerant
Black Cohosh has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Antimicrobial, Estrogenic, Relaxes-mind, Uterine-tonic
Ashwagandha has these Actions in CommonUterine-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Antipyretic, Aphrodisiac, Progesteronic
Barberry has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Cholagogue, Refrigerant
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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 SYMPTOMSRose Petals 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.