How to Make Grape Juice Chai with Cardamom, Ginger, Turmeric
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Mash fresh ginger with a mortar and pestle. Mix ginger, organic grape juice, and the other spices together in a glass. For best results brew twenty minutes at room temperature. Add 1/8tsp ashwagandha or 1/2 tsp amalaki for a more powerful tonifying and rejuvenating effect.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
Turmeric invigorates and cleans the blood. The soft coolness of the grape juice balances the intensity of turmeric. Cardamom and ginger helps digest food stuck in the upper digestive tract, clearing the stomach creating a feeling of lightness. Altogether, Grape Juice Chai is a sweet, refreshing tonic and cleanser.
WHAT IS GRAPE JUICE CHAI WITH CARDAMOM, GINGER, TURMERIC?
WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what should be favored in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Grape Juice Chai with Cardamom, Ginger, Turmeric Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICSWhat is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences 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.
Here are the herbal actions of Grape Juice Chai with Cardamom, Ginger, Turmeric:
QUENCHES-THIRSTAn herb or substance that relieves thirst.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestion.
CARMINATIVEStimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward.
ANTIEMETICHerbs that reduce nausea or stop vomiting. Generally refreshing, aromatic herbs.
SIALOGOGUEA 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
STOMACHICAn 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.
APPETIZERHerbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.
STOOL-SOFTENERAn herb that softens stool that is hard and difficult to pass. They are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Some foods are even stool softeners, such as warm milk with ghee.
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
NERVINEHerbs that specifically go to the nervous system and brain. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, even chronic pain.
BRAIN-TONICAn herb that strengthens the brain, thereby improves either mental function, stamina, or stability.
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
TONICA 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.
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
ANTIPRURITICAntipruritics are herbs that inhibit itching that is often associated with itching skin conditions such as sunburns, allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, fungal infections, insect bites, or contact dermatitis (as in poison ivy exposure.)
SKIN-TONICAn herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.
FLUSHES-SINUSESAn herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus congestion in the sinus or lungs by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
EXPECTORANTHerbs that help you cough up and eliminate mucus. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
CARDIAC-STIMULANTHerbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
VASODILATORA 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.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
OPTHALMICBenefits the eyes.
ANTIOXIDANTAn 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.
REBUILDS-FLUIDSHerbs or substances that create moisture in the body and increase fluids.
ANTIPLATELETAn herb that destroys platelets in the blood, therefore reducing the tendency of blood to form clots. They are useful in cardiovascular disease.
VULNERARYAn herb used for the treatment of wounds.
BLOOD-THINNERHerbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.
DIURETICHerbs 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.
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or has beta-carotene.
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
HYPOLIPIDEMICScrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels
UTERINE-TONICAn herb that tonifies and strengthens the uterus. Helpful for menstrual difficulties and fertility. Often herbs that increase ojas, but also circulation to reproductive system.
APHRODISIACHerbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
BUILDS-SEMENHerbs that increase the production of semen, often by rebuilding fluids in general.
INDUCES-OVULATIONHerbs that encourage ovulation.
GALACTAGOGUEIncreases production of breast milk.
ANTIARTHRITICHerbs that ease arthritic pain and promote joint health.
ANTISPASMODICHerbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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