GINGER, SALT & LIME APPETIZER
How to Make Ginger, Salt & Lime Appetizer
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
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.
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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.
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Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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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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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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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.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Ginger, Salt & Lime Appetizer
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.
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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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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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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An herb that decongests or dislodges toxins from the body and the lymphatic, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
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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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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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Substances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Ginger, Salt & Lime Appetizer
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Sialogogue, Antiarthritic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Stomachic, Antiemetic, Carminative, Digestive, Vasodilator
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Antiarthritic, Carminative, Digestive, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Stomachic, Anti-inflammatory, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Vasodilator
Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in Common
Sialogogue, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antiemetic, Decongestant
Caraway Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antiarthritic, Carminative, Stomachic
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Antiarthritic, Carminative, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Antiarthritic, Carminative, Digestive
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Antiemetic, Carminative, Digestive, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant
Dill has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Carminative, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Stomachic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Carminative, Digestive
Cilantro has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Stomachic, Antiemetic, Detoxicant
Mint has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Ginger, Salt & Lime Appetizer
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Sialogogue, Vasodilator, Antiemetic, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Detoxicant, Digestive
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antiarthritic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Decongestant, Digestive, Vasodilator
Yogaraj Guggulu has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Antiarthritic
Mugwort has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antiemetic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Detoxicant, Digestive, Stomachic
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Stomachic, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic
Trikatu has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Carminative, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Digestive, Vasodilator
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Sialogogue, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Detoxicant, Digestive
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Detoxicant, Stomachic, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Vasodilator
Chandraprabha Vati has these Actions in Common
Antiarthritic, Detoxicant, Digestive, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory
Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam)
Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam) has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antiarthritic, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Digestive
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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 6 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
It will keep for two weeks.
Love it! It's a great before dinner treat.
Surely, it must be too heating for pitta? I am struggling with reflux and I am afraid to try this.
Often acid reflux is due to hypo rather than hyperacidity. This will likely be supportive to someone with hypoacidity.