ALMOND MILK CHAI WITH MINT & FENNEL
How to Make Almond Milk Chai with Mint & Fennel
PREP TIME: 0 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Bring almond milk to a low boil. Remove from heat. Stir in spices and steep, covered for 3-4 minutes.
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Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances.
With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you.
Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature.
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Almond Milk Chai with Mint & Fennel
Experiences are Personal
Experiences 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.
Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.
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An 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.
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Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.
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A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
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Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
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Expectorants 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.
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Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
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Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
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An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.
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An herb that promotes fertility. Generally used by women who wish to become pregnant. These herbs may also help with menstrual problems of deficiency, such as amenorrhea (lack of a period).
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Almond Milk Chai with Mint & Fennel
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Brain-tonic, Carminative, Diuretic, Nervine, Antitussive, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Appetizer, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Galactagogue, Stomachic
Basil has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Carminative, Digestive, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Diuretic, Appetizer, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Galactagogue, Antidepressant
Dill has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Galactagogue, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic, Nervine, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Appetizer, Carminative, Digestive, Nervine, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Expectorant
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Brain-tonic, Carminative, Galactagogue, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Nervine, Appetizer, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Stimulates-energy
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Galactagogue, Stimulates-energy, Demulcent, Diuretic, Nervine, Stomachic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Nutritive
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Appetizer, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Digestive, Galactagogue, Cardiac-stimulant, Demulcent, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Brain-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Stomachic, Antidepressant, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Carminative, Digestive, Promotes-virility, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant
Saffron has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Livotonic, Stimulates-energy, Carminative, Diuretic, Nervine, Stomachic, Diaphoretic, Galactagogue, Nutritive
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Stomachic, Appetizer, Carminative, Nervine
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Almond Milk Chai with Mint & Fennel
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Stomachic, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Antidepressant, Diuretic, Antispasmodic, Expectorant, Appetizer, Nervine
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Decongestant, Digestive, Diuretic, Antidepressant, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant
Angelica has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Bronchodilator, Stomachic
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Builds-semen, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Diuretic, Promotes-virility, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Antitussive, Tonic
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Brain-tonic, Builds-semen, Diuretic, Galactagogue, Nervine, Nutritive, Antidepressant, Promotes-virility, Antispasmodic, Tonic
Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Nervine, Antidepressant, Stimulates-energy, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Appetizer, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Diaphoretic
Elecampane has these Actions in Common
Antitussive, Stimulates-energy, Brain-tonic, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Nutritive, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Antitussive, Tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Digestive
Mugwort has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Nervine, Promotes-fertility, Antispasmodic, Stomachic, Appetizer
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Appetizer, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Nervine
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About the Author
John 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.