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How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Culinary sage stimulates the pituitary adrenal and gonadal axes, ultimately having an adrenal tonic and estrogenic action.
It has moderate toxicity due to thujone content.
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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.
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SERVING SIZE: 1/16 tsp
SPECIES: Salvia officinalis
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICSSee a complete list of all biocharacteristics.
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 Sage:
APPETIZERHerbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.
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.
BURNS-TOXINSAn herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.
DETOXICANTAn herb that decongests or dislodges toxins from the body and the lymphatic, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
STRONG NERVE-RESTORATIVE Repairs damaged nerves, promotes nerve regeneration, reduces inflammation.
ANALGESICPain reliever, reduces pain without eliminating sensation. Also known as anodyne.
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.
ADRENAL-TONICStrengthens, supports, or increases output of adrenals.
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
REDUCES-SWEATINGSuppresses sweating, often by cooling the metabolism, reducing blood flow to the skin, or closing pores.
VULNERARYAn herb used for the treatment of wounds (antiulcer, connective tissue tonic).
BRONCHODILATORAn herb that encourages the widening or opening of the lung airways. They are helpful in wheezing and asthma.
EXPECTORANTExpectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus production often by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
ANTIPYRETICReduces a fever / febrifuge.
ANTISEPTICCapable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Helpful in infections and for those with weak immune systems.
IMMUNE-CALMINGHerbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system, useful in allergies and autoimmune conditions.
IMMUNE-STIMULANTStimulates and strengthens the immune system. Helpful when fighting off a cold or flu.
HYPERTENSIVEAn herb that increases blood pressure.
REDUCES-SECRETIONSStops discharges & secretions (examples include sweat, vaginal discharge, diarrhea, urinary, nasal, etc).
ANTI-PROLACTINReduces prolactin, a female hormone that suppresses the uterus, fertility, menstruation.
EMMENAGOGUEHerbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.
ESTROGENICIncreases estrogen, helpful in menopause. Estrogen is anabolic and increases muscle growth, bone density, and moisture.
RELAXANT-PARTURIENTUsed when labor is stalled due to irregular, colicky or spasmodic contractions (hypertonic). Ensures full dilation of cervix.
STIMULANT-PARTURIENTUsed to induce labor when labor is stalled due to weak or ineffective contractions. Includes both stimulants and oxytocic parturients.
UTERINE-STIMULANTCauses contractions in the uterus often by stimulating production of oxytocin. These herbs are contraindicated during pregnancy.
ROSMARINIC-ACIDInhibits autoantibodies from binding to TSH receptors in the thyroid.
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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSSage 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 SYMPTOMSSage 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.