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Artichoke Heart & Dandelion Salad With Lemon & Cranberry

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How to Make Artichoke Heart & Dandelion Salad with Lemon & Cranberry

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

PREPARATION: SALAD
EAT IN: SPRING
FOR OCCASION: CLEANSE

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 oz
1/2 whole
1/2 whole
1/4 lbs
2 pinch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Use dried cranberries for sweeter effect.

1. Coarsely chop artichoke hearts. Zest the lemon then juice it. Mix all ingredients except cranberries.

2. Garnish with small handful of cranberries to taste.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

This recipe clears lymphatic congestion and has a strong liver detox effect.

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. See How it Works.

Is Artichoke Heart & Dandelion Salad with Lemon & Cranberry Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Artichoke Heart & Dandelion Salad with Lemon & Cranberry' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). 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.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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TASTES
Taste Help

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?

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

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 (doshas), 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.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating Vata aggravating
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Subtaste:
Aromatic

AROMATIC

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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Tissue (dhatu):
Blood Plasma Lymph

BLOOD-PLASMA-LYMPH

Plasma (Rasa Dhatu) includes plasma, white blood cells, and lymph.

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Subdosha: Pitta Ranjaka
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Artichoke Heart & Dandelion Salad with Lemon & Cranberry
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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 Peristalsis

STIMULATES-PERISTALSIS

An herb that promotes involuntary smooth muscle contractions to facilitate the movement of food and waste through the digestive tract.

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Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Relaxes Eyes

RELAXES-EYES

Eases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Refreshes Skin

REFRESHES-SKIN

Flushes the lymphatic system to cool, awaken, and revive the skin.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Calms Heart

CALMS-HEART

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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Alterative

ALTERATIVE

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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Blood Thinner

BLOOD-THINNER

Herbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

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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Irritates Kidney

IRRITATES-KIDNEY

Tight, sharp pain just below ribs in the back.

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Cholagogue

CHOLAGOGUE

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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Hepatoprotective

HEPATOPROTECTIVE

An herb that is capable of preventing liver damage. Many hepatoprotectives work via antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Hypolipidemic

HYPOLIPIDEMIC

Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.

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Lowers Blood Sugar

LOWERS-BLOOD-SUGAR

An herb that lowers blood sugar.

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Constituents:
Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

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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, Vitamin C,
Rutin

RUTIN

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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Iron

IRON

Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.

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Inositol

INOSITOL

Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.

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, Vitamin A, Potassium, Tannins,
Catechins

CATECHINS

Antioxidant that reduces cancer and blood clots, dilates blood vessels, and is antimicrobial.

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, Soluble Fiber,
Resveratrol

RESVERATROL

Antioxidant frequently used for anti-aging. Protects airways and blood vessels. Anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic.

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, Sodium, Vitamin E

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Dandelion Leaves

Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Hepatoprotective, Irritates-kidney, Stimulates-peristalsis, Alterative, Blood-thinner, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Appetite-suppressant

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Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Calms-heart, Digestive, Quenches-thirst, Relaxes-eyes, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Refreshes-skin, Wakes-you-up

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Aloe Vera Juice / Gel

Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Blood-thinner, Hypolipidemic, Refreshes-skin, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Soothes-throat, Appetite-suppressant, General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Cilantro

Cilantro has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Blood-thinner, Diuretic, Refreshing, Alterative, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy

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Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Diuretic, Refreshing, Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Stimulates-energy, Blood-thinner, Digestive, General-laxative

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Beets

Beets has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Hepatoprotective, Relaxes-eyes, Alterative, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, General-laxative, Irritates-kidney

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Turmeric

Turmeric has these Actions in Common

Lowers-blood-sugar, Anti-inflammatory, Digestive, Hypolipidemic, Blood-thinner, Flushes-sinuses, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Cholagogue, Hepatoprotective

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Kale

Kale has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Appetite-suppressant, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-peristalsis, Alterative, Cholagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Red Leaf Lettuce

Red Leaf Lettuce has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, General-laxative, Stimulates-energy, Blood-thinner, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-peristalsis

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Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-peristalsis, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Appetite-suppressant, General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Artichoke Heart & Dandelion Salad with Lemon & Cranberry

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Relaxes-eyes, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, General-laxative, Wakes-you-up, Hepatoprotective, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Quenches-thirst, Alterative, Refreshing

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Bhumyamalaki

Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Digestive, Diuretic, General-laxative, Hepatoprotective, Hypolipidemic, Alterative, Internal-detoxicant

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Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Diuretic, Hepatoprotective, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Digestive, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, Digestive, General-laxative

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Neem Leaf

Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-thinner, Cholagogue

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, Digestive, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, Digestive, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Eleuthero Ginseng

Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Anti-inflammatory, Digestive, Hepatoprotective

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Vidari

Vidari has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Soothes-throat, Alterative, Blood-thinner, Calms-heart, Diuretic, Hepatoprotective

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About John Joseph Immel

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 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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