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How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
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 Thyme (fresh) Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 tsp
SPECIES: Thymus vulgaris
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 Thyme (fresh):
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, dislodges or improves metabolization of toxins from the body, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
STRONG BRONCHODILATOR An 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.
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.
LUNG-TONICStrengthens the lungs. Lung tonics include antifibrotic, vessel tonic, or nourishing herbs with an affinity for the lungs. They aid recovery in acute or chronic lung conditions.
STRONG ANTIMICROBIAL An 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.
ADAPTOGENHerbs that promote stabilization of physiological processes and homeostasis. Adaptogens increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.
IMMUNE-CALMINGHerbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system, useful in allergies and autoimmune conditions.
ANTIBACTERIALHerbs that kill bacteria or slow their growth.
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.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
Compare Thyme (fresh) with these Foods
Rosemary has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Anthelminthic, Bronchodilator, Detoxicant, Immune-calming, Vasodilator
Cardamom has these Actions in CommonBronchodilator, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Lung-tonic, Appetizer, Decongestant, Digestive, Spleen-tonic
Basil has these Actions in CommonAppetizer, Decongestant, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Antibacterial, Bronchodilator, Detoxicant, Immune-calming, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Lung-tonic
Caraway Seeds has these Actions in CommonBronchodilator, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Immune-calming, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Lung-tonic, Vasodilator
Dill has these Actions in CommonAppetizer, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Vasodilator
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Expectorant, Spleen-tonic, Appetizer, Detoxicant, Immune-calming, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Lung-tonic, Antispasmodic
Sage has these Actions in CommonBronchodilator, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Immune-calming, Appetizer, Decongestant, Digestive, Spleen-tonic
Cloves has these Actions in CommonVasodilator, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Anthelminthic, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Antibacterial, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Cinnamon has these Actions in CommonExpectorant, Antibacterial, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Antimicrobial, Decongestant, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Appetizer, Detoxicant
Mustard Seed has these Actions in CommonDigestive, Vasodilator, Bronchodilator, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Decongestant
Compare Thyme (fresh) with these Herb Supplements
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Adaptogen, Detoxicant, Antibacterial, Diaphoretic, Antimicrobial, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Immune-calming, Appetizer, Lung-tonic, Bronchodilator, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Vasodilator
Wild Ginger has these Actions in CommonDigestive, Expectorant, Immune-calming, Antispasmodic, Spleen-tonic, Appetizer, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Vasodilator, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic
Angelica has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Immune-calming, Lung-tonic, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Bronchodilator, Vasodilator, Decongestant
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink has these Actions in CommonBronchodilator, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic
Trikatu has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Digestive, Vasodilator, Appetizer, Bronchodilator, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Detoxicant
Breathing Exercises has these Actions in CommonStimulates-energy, Adaptogen, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Digestive, Expectorant, Lung-tonic
Belly breathing has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Detoxicant, Digestive, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Adaptogen, Antispasmodic
Haritaki has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Digestive, Expectorant, Immune-calming, Anthelminthic, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Appetizer
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in CommonDigestive, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Adaptogen, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Detoxicant
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in CommonDigestive, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Adaptogen, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Detoxicant
Dong Quai has these Actions in CommonDigestive, Expectorant, Immune-calming, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Adaptogen, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator
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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 SYMPTOMSThyme (fresh) 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.