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Epazote Rice

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How to Make Epazote Rice

SERVINGS: 4
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES

PREPARATION: BOILED

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Bring 1.5c of water to a boil. Reduce heat. Add rice, salt, and oil. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, chop epazote. Add to rice. Continue cooking on low heat until rice is tender, or about 15 minutes total.

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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. See How it Works.

Is Epazote Rice Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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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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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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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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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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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
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
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 Epazote Rice
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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.

Carminative

CARMINATIVE

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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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Tonic

TONIC

A 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.

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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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Flushes Membranes

FLUSHES-MEMBRANES

Herbs in this category stimulate mucus membranes to release fluids, flushing them out.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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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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Emmenagogue

EMMENAGOGUE

Herbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.

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Constituents:

Foods with a Similar Nature to Epazote Rice

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Flushes-membranes, Digestive, Flushes-sinuses, Cardiac-stimulant, Emmenagogue, Strengthens-resolve

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Emmenagogue, Strengthens-resolve, Carminative, Flushes-membranes, Digestive, Flushes-sinuses

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Emmenagogue, Strengthens-resolve, Carminative, Flushes-membranes, Digestive, Flushes-sinuses

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Salt (Mineral Salt)

Salt (Mineral Salt) has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Digestive, Soothes-throat, Flushes-membranes, Strengthens-resolve

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Cholagogue, Nutritive

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Cardiac-stimulant, Emmenagogue, Carminative, Soothes-throat

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Turmeric Root (Fresh)

Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Emmenagogue, Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Digestive

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Turmeric

Turmeric has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Digestive, Carminative, Emmenagogue

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Epazote

Epazote has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Digestive, Cardiac-stimulant, Emmenagogue

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Lamb

Lamb has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Tonic, Satisfies-stomach, Strengthens-resolve

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Buffalo Milk

Buffalo Milk has these Actions in Common

Soothes-throat, Nutritive, Tonic, Satisfies-stomach

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Epazote Rice

Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Cholagogue, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Cardiac-stimulant

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Digestive, Nutritive, Tonic

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Sukumaram Ghrita

Sukumaram Ghrita has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Digestive, Nutritive, Tonic

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Osha

Osha has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Emmenagogue, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Emmenagogue, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative

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Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Nutritive, Soothes-throat, Tonic

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Mugwort

Mugwort has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Cholagogue, Digestive, Emmenagogue

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue, Digestive, Tonic

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Dong Quai

Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

Emmenagogue, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Digestive

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Tonic, Carminative, Digestive, Nutritive

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Pippali

Pippali has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Emmenagogue

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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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