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How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
BUYING & PREPARATION
COOKING ROSEMARYBrowse 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 Rosemary Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/16 tsp
SPECIES: Rosmarinus officinalis
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 Rosemary:
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestion.
SPLEEN-TONICAn herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.
STOMACHICAn herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
BURNS-TOXINSAn herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.
DETOXICANTAn herb that decongests, dislodges or improves metabolization of toxins from the body, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
BRAIN-TONICAn herb that strengthens the brain, thereby improves either mental function, stamina, or stability.
ANALGESICRelieves or reduces feelings of pain without eliminating sensation. Aka anodyne.
NERVINEHerbs that specifically go to the nervous system and brain. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, even chronic pain.
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
RUBEFACIENTAn herb used topically that causes dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation. The skin will appear red or flushed.
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
BRONCHODILATORAn herb that encourages the widening or opening of the lung airways. They are helpful in wheezing and asthma.
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus production often by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
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.
IMMUNE-CALMINGHerbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system, useful in allergies and autoimmune conditions.
ANTICARCINOGENICHerbs that inhibit or prevent the activity of a carcinogen or the development of cancer.
ANTIFUNGALHerbs that destroy fungus.
ANTIVIRALHerbs that inhibit the development of viral infections. Antivirals also can be found in essential oils of some herbs, such as eucalyptus oil.
CARDIAC-STIMULANTHerbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
CARDIAC-TONICStrengthens and tones the heart (heart-tonic). Cardiac tonics are used to treat a wide range of heart issues from arrhythmia, to cardiac insufficiency.
HYPERTENSIVEAn herb that increases 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.
EMMENAGOGUEHerbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.
MUSCLE-RELAXANTHerbs that relax muscles. Helpful for chronic pain or tension as well as healing from physical trauma.
STRONG ANTISPASMODIC Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
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Mustard Seed has these Actions in CommonAnalgesic, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-tonic, Diaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Digestive, Rubefacient, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Detoxicant, Emmenagogue, Spleen-tonic, Warms-chest
Cinnamon has these Actions in CommonEmmenagogue, Stimulates-energy, Antifungal, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Rubefacient, Warms-chest, Antimicrobial, Decongestant, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant
Turmeric has these Actions in CommonImmune-calming, Warms-chest, Anticarcinogenic, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Antifungal, Burns-toxins, Emmenagogue, Vasodilator, Anthelminthic, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant
Caraway Seeds has these Actions in CommonAntispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Immune-calming, Stomachic, Analgesic, Bronchodilator, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Vasodilator, Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Anthelminthic, Bronchodilator, Detoxicant, Immune-calming, Vasodilator
Cloves has these Actions in CommonAntifungal, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Analgesic, Antimicrobial, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Warms-chest, Anthelminthic, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic
Allspice has these Actions in CommonSpleen-tonic, Vasodilator, Analgesic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Muscle-relaxant, Stomachic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant
Mint has these Actions in CommonBurns-toxins, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Vasodilator, Analgesic, Detoxicant, Immune-calming, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Nervine, Stomachic
Basil has these Actions in CommonAntispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Immune-calming, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Digestive, Nervine, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Hypertensive, Spleen-tonic
Dill has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Detoxicant, Nervine, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy
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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in CommonCardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Decongestant, Stomachic, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Antifungal, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Antimicrobial, Emmenagogue, Antispasmodic, Immune-calming, Bronchodilator, Muscle-relaxant, Burns-toxins, Nervine
Wild Ginger has these Actions in CommonEmmenagogue, Analgesic, Immune-calming, Antispasmodic, Spleen-tonic, Burns-toxins, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Vasodilator, Detoxicant, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Digestive
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Digestive, Immune-calming, Muscle-relaxant, Analgesic, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Bronchodilator, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-chest
Angelica has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Immune-calming, Anticarcinogenic, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Stomachic, Bronchodilator, Vasodilator
Dong Quai has these Actions in CommonImmune-calming, Muscle-relaxant, Analgesic, Nervine, Anticarcinogenic, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Bronchodilator, Digestive, Emmenagogue
Osha has these Actions in CommonImmune-calming, Antiviral, Warms-chest, Bronchodilator, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Emmenagogue
Trikatu has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Digestive, Bronchodilator, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Cardiac-tonic, Decongestant, Detoxicant
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in CommonCardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Warms-chest, Bronchodilator
Elecampane has these Actions in CommonBrain-tonic, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Muscle-relaxant, Analgesic, Stimulates-energy, Anthelminthic
Breathing Exercises has these Actions in CommonCardiac-stimulant, Cardiac-tonic, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Digestive, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy
Belly breathing has these Actions in CommonCardiac-tonic, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Digestive, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant
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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 SYMPTOMSRosemary 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 SYMPTOMSRosemary 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.