How to Make Carrot Juice
PREP TIME: 1 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
The nutrients of carrots are more concentrate in and near the skin, so use unpeeled, organic carrots. Juice the carrots using a juicer for best effect.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
Get Relief from Seasonal Allergies
Got hay fever? Carrot Juice offers powerful relief from numerous late summer ailments, like hay fever, as it detoxes your blood and reduces inflammation. Carrot juice clears heat and irritation from the respiratory tract, so you can breathe easy again and find relief from fall allergies.
Purify Your Blood
The juice's cool and alkalizing nature relaxes the skin and eyes, a sign of carrot's blood purifying properties that have made it famous. It is the 'king of juices', a nearly ubiquitous ingredient in juicing recipes.
Beta-carotene, which gives carrot juice its bright orange color, metabolizes into vitamin A when mixed with bile salts in the small intestine. Vitamin A is strongly Pitta reducing, nourishing to the liver, and purifying to the blood. Carrot Juice's mild bitter taste enhances this blood purifying effect as it gently cleanses the liver.
Carrot Juice for Your Skin
Together, these actions improve vision and complexion of the skin. Carrot helps make the skin noticeably softer, smoother, and firmer. Too much of the concentrated juice can turn your skin orange, but the effect is harmless. Some people actually like it because it gives the skin a tanned look.
During pregnancy carrot juice enhances baby's complexion while reducing the risk of jaundice. Carrot's purifying qualities also enhance the quality of the breast milk for nursing mothers.
Blood & Liver Tonic
The blood purifying aspects together with carrot's sweetness make it an excellent blood and liver tonic. Carrots are ideal for liver deficiency, especially useful in the late summer dry season. To enhance this tonic effect, add blueberry juice, coconut water, and nettle tincture to your carrot juice elixir.
Despite its sweetness, carrot stabilizes blood sugars levels. However it should be avoided by those with candida or other sugar sensitivities. One cup of carrot juice daily in the morning can help eliminate pinworms and roundworms in children. Carrots are high in anti-oxidants and have been promoted as anti-carcinogenic. They are rich in silicon and potassium.
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 Carrot Juice Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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 Carrot Juice:
HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVEA class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The size of a stool stimulates peristalsis and the stool passes more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydrating.
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
TONICA 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.
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.
OPTHALMICBenefits the eyes, vision tonic.
ANTIOXIDANTAn antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
ALTERATIVERestores 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.
DIURETICHerbs 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.
ANTILITHICAn herb that dissolves / breaks up stones (gallstones or kidney stones) so that it can be passed.
LIVOTONICAn 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 has beta-carotene.
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
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