COLLARD GREENS WITH POTATO, LEMON & TURMERIC
How to Make Collard Greens with Potato, Lemon & Turmeric
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Chop collard greens finely. Dice the potato. Place juice from lemon, ground black pepper, and all remaining ingredients in water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer until potatoes are soft and collard greens tender and easy to chew.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Bitter collard greens and turmeric help thin and move the blood, destroying Kapha. Lemon and black pepper assists digestion of the heavier potato and sunflower oil.
WHAT IS COLLARD GREENS WITH POTATO, LEMON & TURMERIC?
Simple and delicious, there are many variations. Although this recipe uses lemon others make collard greens with vinegar.
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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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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 LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
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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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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?
ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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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.
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Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Collard Greens with Potato, Lemon & Turmeric
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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Nerve Relaxant Grounding
Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.
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Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
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An 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.
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An 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.
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A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
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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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Collard Greens with Potato, Lemon & Turmeric
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Antioxidant, Carminative, Flushes-sinuses, Blood-tonic, Cholagogue, Vasodilator, Alterative, Burns-toxins
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Diuretic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses
Black Pepper has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Blood-tonic, Decongestant, Flushes-sinuses
Tarragon has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Alterative, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator
Basil has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Diuretic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Antioxidant, Carminative, Flushes-sinuses, Blood-tonic, Cholagogue, Alterative, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Nigella (black cumin)
Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Carminative, Diuretic
Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Decongestant, Flushes-sinuses
Horseradish has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Vasodilator
Wasabi has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Vasodilator, Cholagogue, Diuretic
Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Cholagogue, Digestive, Decongestant, Diuretic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Collard Greens with Potato, Lemon & Turmeric
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Alterative, Vasodilator, Antioxidant, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue, Digestive
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Vasodilator
Trikatu has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Digestive, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Decongestant
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Vasodilator
Osha has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive
Mahasudarshan has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Alterative, Burns-toxins, Cholagogue
Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam)
Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam) has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Alterative, Antioxidant, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Cholagogue
Amritarishta (Amrutharishtam) has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Diuretic, Quenches-thirst, Alterative, Antioxidant, Burns-toxins
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Diuretic, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Decongestant
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant
Echinacea has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Diuretic, Alterative, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Diaphoretic
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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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We used one sweet potato and one white, and also made a "dressing" of honey, vinegar, pepper and lemon. It was delish, but next time I think I'll roast the potatoes and then throw them in at the end and toss them with the dressing.
I have different Kales in my garden, so using that tonight, also substituting sunflower with olive oil....
- Desiree Butzer, Cape town 11-15-16