CARDAMOM, FENNEL, SAFFRON, CORIANDER, POPPY SEED SPICE MIX
How to Make Cardamom, Fennel, Saffron, Coriander, Poppy Seed Spice Mix
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
|1 1/3 tbsp|
|1 1/3 tbsp|
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Spices aid digestion but usually provoke Pitta. Here's an exception: Cooling is the unique quality of these spices. Poppy seeds help sleep and cardamom breaks up mucous and clears food cravings of Bodhaka Kapha.
WHAT IS CARDAMOM, FENNEL, SAFFRON, CORIANDER, POPPY SEED SPICE MIX?
Experiment with poppy seed and saffron spice mixes. Refreshing cardamom and savory saffron meet dark, rich poppy seeds. Discovered by Michele Schulz of Alchemy of Tastes, Albuquerque, NM.
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 Cardamom, Fennel, Saffron, Coriander, Poppy Seed Spice Mix Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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You'll learn your body type, and whether Cardamom, Fennel, Saffron, Coriander, Poppy Seed Spice Mix is a good fit for your body type. Time to complete: approximately 1 minute.
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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 CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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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 MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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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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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?
ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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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 Cardamom, Fennel, Saffron, Coriander, Poppy Seed Spice Mix
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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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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A herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used topically as a hemostatic to stop bleeding, or to reduce secretions.
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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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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Compare Cardamom, Fennel, Saffron, Coriander, Poppy Seed Spice Mix with these Foods
Poppy Seed has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-burning, Styptic, Antispasmodic, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension, Appetite-suppressant, Makes-you-tired, Relaxes-eyes, Stimulates-base-of-skull, Builds-stamina
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stomachic, Appetizer, Carminative, Expectorant, Brain-tonic, Decongestant, Galactagogue
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Brain-tonic, Decongestant, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Appetizer, Carminative, Galactagogue
Dill has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Galactagogue, Appetizer, Digestive, Stomachic
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Styptic, Carminative, Expectorant, Appetizer, Decongestant, Galactagogue
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Appetizer, Decongestant, Stomachic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Muscle-relaxant
Coriander Seed has these Actions in Common
Brain-tonic, Digestive, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Expectorant, Appetizer, Carminative
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Appetizer, Decongestant, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Expectorant
Lemon has these Actions in Common
Calms-heart, Digestive, Carminative, Expectorant, Appetizer, Decongestant, Relaxes-eyes
Basil has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Carminative, Galactagogue, Appetizer, Decongestant, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Stomachic, Brain-tonic, Digestive, Burns-toxins, Muscle-relaxant
Compare Cardamom, Fennel, Saffron, Coriander, Poppy Seed Spice Mix with these Herb Supplements
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Appetizer, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Expectorant, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
California Poppy has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relaxes-eyes, Relieves-tension, Styptic, Antispasmodic, Calms-heart, Muscle-relaxant
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Expectorant, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Antispasmodic, Appetizer, Carminative
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Relieves-tension, Antispasmodic, Builds-stamina, Digestive, Expectorant, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Dong Quai has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Antispasmodic, Calms-heart, Carminative, Digestive, Expectorant
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Brain-tonic, Builds-stamina, Galactagogue, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Brain-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-burning, Relieves-tension
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Appetizer, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Digestive, Expectorant
Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Digestive, Expectorant, Muscle-relaxant, Antispasmodic, Builds-stamina
Belly breathing has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Digestive, Expectorant, Muscle-relaxant, Antispasmodic, Builds-stamina
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Expectorant, Styptic, Antispasmodic, Appetizer
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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.
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Do you grind this together? Also, do you have any ideas for where to use this? Sounds delicious. Thank you!
- Adena Rose Harford, Jericho, VT 11-09-11