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Cilantro Green Drink With Cumin & Salt

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How to Make Cilantro Green Drink with Cumin & Salt

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES

MEAL: DRINK
STYLE: AYURVEDIC
PREPARATION: RAW, PUREE
EAT IN: SUMMER
FOR OCCASION: CLEANSE

INGREDIENTS

32 g
1/4 tsp
2 pinch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Puree cilantro, cumin and salt with 1c water in a blender.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

A cooling digestive for Pitta dosha.

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 Cilantro Green Drink with Cumin & Salt Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Cilantro Green Drink with Cumin & Salt' 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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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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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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PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or 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 Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
HAS THE FOLLOWING
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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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Cilantro Green Drink with Cumin & Salt
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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.

Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

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

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Burns Toxins

BURNS-TOXINS

An herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Refreshing

REFRESHING

Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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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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Antipyretic

ANTIPYRETIC

Reduces a fever / febrifuge.

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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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Immune Calming

IMMUNE-CALMING

Herbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system, useful in allergies and autoimmune conditions.

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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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Refrigerant

REFRIGERANT

An herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.

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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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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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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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Constituents:
Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

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

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Coumarin

COUMARIN

Moderately toxic, vascular tonic, hypotensive, and anti-inflammatory.

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Cilantro

Cilantro has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Immune-calming, Refrigerant, Antipyretic, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Burns-toxins, Hypolipidemic

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Dandelion Leaves

Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Immune-calming, Alterative, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Antipyretic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Hypolipidemic

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Turmeric Root (Fresh)

Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Flushes-sinuses, Internal-detoxicant, Burns-toxins, Hypolipidemic, Alterative, Cholagogue, Immune-calming

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Turmeric

Turmeric has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Flushes-sinuses, Internal-detoxicant, Burns-toxins, Hypolipidemic, Alterative, Cholagogue, Immune-calming

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Internal-detoxicant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Burns-toxins

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Endive

Endive has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, Refrigerant, Alterative, Hypolipidemic

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Kale

Kale has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Hypolipidemic

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Spanish Black Radish

Spanish Black Radish has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Immune-calming, Flushes-sinuses, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic

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Burdock Root (Gobo)

Burdock Root (Gobo) has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Hypolipidemic, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative

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Neem Leaf

Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Immune-calming, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Cholagogue, Diuretic

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Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common

Refrigerant, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant

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Goldenseal

Goldenseal has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Burns-toxins, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Refrigerant, Alterative

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Burns-toxins, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Immune-calming, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Amritarishta (Amrutharishtam)

Amritarishta (Amrutharishtam) has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Immune-calming, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Burns-toxins, Cholagogue

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Echinacea

Echinacea has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Refrigerant, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Burns-toxins, Diuretic

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Yarrow

Yarrow has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Immune-calming, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Alterative

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Refrigerant, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic

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Yellow Dock

Yellow Dock has these Actions in Common

Antipyretic, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Refrigerant, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory

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Cleavers

Cleavers has these Actions in Common

Refrigerant, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant

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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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This is really delicious! Thank you!
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Hi. We love having cilantro with yoghurt, cumin, garlic, some coconut and green chilli all blended together. I would like to know if this is ok to balance a spicy rice dish. Thank you. We love your website.
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