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Ginger, Salt & Lime Appetizer

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How to Make Ginger, Salt & Lime Appetizer

SERVINGS: 10
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

STYLE: ASIAN
PREPARATION: RAW
EAT IN: SPRING
FOR OCCASION: ON-THE-MEND, CLEANSE

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
2 inch
1 whole
2 pinch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Slice ginger into long, thin strips and place in a jar. Cover with lime juice and salt to marinate. Eat one strip before meals.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Ginger awakens tastes buds, gets juices flowing, and purifies the mouth.

WHAT IS GINGER, SALT & LIME APPETIZER?

A classic Ayurvedic recipe to prepare digestion before a meal. Red ginger pickle is also used in Japan; there it is made with vinegar and shisho leaves.

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 Ginger, Salt & Lime Appetizer Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Ginger, Salt & Lime Appetizer' 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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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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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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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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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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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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DOSHAS
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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 (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 Ginger, Salt & Lime Appetizer
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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.

Sialogogue

SIALOGOGUE

A sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a lesser degree. Astringents.

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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Stomachic

STOMACHIC

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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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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Antiemetic

ANTIEMETIC

Herbs that reduce nausea or stop vomiting. Generally refreshing, aromatic herbs.

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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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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Decongestant

DECONGESTANT

An herb that reduces mucus production often by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.

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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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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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Vasodilator

VASODILATOR

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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Rebuild Electrolytes

REBUILD-ELECTROLYTES

Substances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.

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Antiarthritic

ANTIARTHRITIC

Herbs that ease arthritic pain and promote joint health.

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Antispasmodic

ANTISPASMODIC

Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.

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Constituents:
Rutin

RUTIN

Rutin is a flavonoid with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Commonly used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and high blood pressure.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Ginger, Salt & Lime Appetizer

Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Antiarthritic, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Refreshing, Stomachic, Antiemetic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Sialogogue, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Stimulates-energy, Antiarthritic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Vasodilator

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Decongestant, Stimulates-energy, Antiarthritic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Burns-toxins

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Allspice

Allspice has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Stimulates-energy, Antiarthritic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Antiarthritic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Burns-toxins, Decongestant

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Ajwain

Ajwain has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Carminative, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator

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Caraway Seeds

Caraway Seeds has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Carminative, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stomachic, Antiarthritic, Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator

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Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Vasodilator, Antiemetic, Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Sialogogue

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Mint

Mint has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Burns-toxins, Internal-detoxicant, Stomachic, Carminative, Refreshing, Vasodilator

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Lemon Zest

Lemon Zest has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Digestive, Stomachic, Burns-toxins, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Antiemetic, Carminative, Refreshing

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Nigella (black cumin)

Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Digestive, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Stimulates-energy

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Ginger, Salt & Lime Appetizer

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Antiarthritic, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Decongestant, Digestive

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Sialogogue, Antiemetic, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Bitter Orange Peel

Bitter Orange Peel has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Decongestant, Digestive, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Stomachic

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Yogaraj Guggulu

Yogaraj Guggulu has these Actions in Common

Antiarthritic, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Digestive

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Digestive

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Sialogogue, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant

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Dong Quai

Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative

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Trikatu

Trikatu has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Decongestant, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator

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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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Could you please tell me how long this will keep? Thank you.
- Vickie Healy, Northampton, MA , 04-03-13 (Reply)
It will keep for two weeks.
Love it! It's a great before dinner treat.
- Lynn Maio, Sarasota, FL
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Often acid reflux is due to hypo rather than hyperacidity. This will likely be supportive to someone with hypoacidity.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ
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