ALOE VERA GINGER LEMONADE
How to Make Aloe Vera Ginger Lemonade
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Follow directions on aloe vera bottle for correct dosing/ qty.
1. Juice lemons into a measuring cup. Grate ginger into a small bowl.
2. Combine water, sugar and ginger in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Remove from heat, add aloe vera juice. Let cool on counter or in the fridge. Serve chilled, with a lemon wedge garnish.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Aloe Vera Ginger Lemonade is a perfect remedy for summer nausea and lack of appetite. Nausea is a frequent summer complaint, as the appetite wanes and hot blood quickly circulates through your body. An Asian remedy for nausea, ginger is even strong enough to soften morning sickness. Summer nausea is due to heat, so combining ginger with lemon and aloe soothes nausea while cooling down your entire body. Ginger gently stimulates the appetite. Once inspired to eat a little something, many find nausea a distant memory.
All three doshas can enjoy the benefits of Aloe Vera Ginger Lemonade. Its cooling sweetness soothes pitta while clean, clearing lemon is kaphas best friend. Ginger warms up this juice just enough for delicate vata type digestion.
Cooling Blood Cleanser
Both lemon and aloe vera are cholagogues, meaning that they purge the gall bladder of bile. As bile is a fatty substance, release of bile also tends to lower cholesterol and improve fat metabolism. Since bile stores many blood-born toxins, lemon and aloe also detoxify the blood. Flushing bile also helps to prevent gallstones, and lowers offers a sensation of cool relaxation to your overheated, overworked body.
Combining aloe, lemon and ginger creates a strong anti-inflammatory. Ginger and aloe strongly relieve inflammation. Ginger is a also a good pain-reliever, and a slight sedative, making this a wonderful formula for those with chronic systemic inflammation or arthritis. Its sedative qualities offer reprieve to a mind exhausted by pain.
AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT
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.
By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health.
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Is Aloe Vera Ginger Lemonade Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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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 MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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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 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
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 Aloe Vera Ginger Lemonade
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.
An herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'
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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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Cholagogues 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.
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Rutin is a flavonoid with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Commonly used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and high blood pressure.
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Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Aloe Vera Ginger Lemonade
Lemon has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Refreshes-skin, Calms-heart, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Relaxes-eyes, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes, Quenches-thirst
Lime has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes, Quenches-thirst, Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Alterative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant
Beets has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Nutritive, Alterative, General-laxative, Relaxes-eyes, Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-membranes, Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Antiarthritic, Digestive, Stimulates-energy
Orange has these Actions in Common
Internal-detoxicant, Refreshes-skin, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up
Pineapple has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Wakes-you-up, Digestive, Quenches-thirst, General-laxative, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory
Strawberries has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Rebuilds-fluids, Alterative, General-laxative, Relaxes-eyes, Anti-inflammatory, Quenches-thirst
Burdock Root (Gobo)
Burdock Root (Gobo) has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, General-laxative, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Nutritive
Coffee has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Makes-jittery, Wakes-you-up, General-laxative, Makes-you-tired, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
Antibacterial, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Cholagogue, Refreshes-skin, Anti-inflammatory, General-laxative
Acai has these Actions in Common
Alterative, General-laxative, Relaxes-eyes, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Cholagogue, Quenches-thirst
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Aloe Vera Ginger Lemonade
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Quenches-thirst, Relaxes-eyes, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Wakes-you-up, Digestive, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Alterative
Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam)
Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam) has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antiarthritic, Antibacterial, Cholagogue, Digestive
Red Clover has these Actions in Common
Internal-detoxicant, Nutritive, Rebuilds-fluids, Relieves-burning, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antiarthritic
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Digestive, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, General-laxative
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Alterative
Licorice Ghee (9oz)
Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Nutritive, Rebuilds-fluids, Relaxes-eyes, Relieves-burning
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common
Relieves-burning, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Nutritive, Rebuilds-fluids, Relaxes-eyes
Yellow Dock has these Actions in Common
Digestive, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue
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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.