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Green Tea Mood Lifter With Sage, Rosemary, Basil & Stevia

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How to Make Green Tea Mood Lifter with Sage, Rosemary, Basil & Stevia

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 0 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MEAL: DRINK
PREPARATION: TEA

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
2 leaves
1 tbsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Bring 1c water to a boil.

Pour over fresh ingredients in a mug and let steep for 3 minutes, covered.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Powerful aromatic herbs in this tea lift your mood while relaxing the nervous nervous and muscles. Caffeine boosts energy while the aromatic antispasmodics reduce jitteriness.

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 Green Tea Mood Lifter with Sage, Rosemary, Basil & Stevia Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Green Tea Mood Lifter with Sage, Rosemary, Basil & Stevia' 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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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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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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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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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

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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
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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Resinous

RESINOUS

Resinous substances often contain sap in them, such as rosemary, or herbs such as cedar, frankincense, and guggulu.

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Bland

BLAND

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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Moves Energy:
Upward

UPWARD

Upward-moving substances (Urdvha Gati Marga) include anything stimulating or activating, or that move upward in the body.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Green Tea Mood Lifter with Sage, Rosemary, Basil & Stevia
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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.

Nauseating

NAUSEATING

Brings about feelings of unease and discomfort in the stomach, often accompanied with the involuntary urge to vomit.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Stimulates Front Of Brain

STIMULATES-FRONT-OF-BRAIN

Creates a feeling of awareness or tension in the area in the forehead. Activates the frontal lobe - the area responsible for motor function, emotional expression, thinking, and decision making.

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, Makes Jittery,
Stimulates Crown

STIMULATES-CROWN

Creates a feeling of awareness or tension in the area at the top of the head.

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Nervine

NERVINE

Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.

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Antidepressant

ANTIDEPRESSANT

Herbs that lift feelings of depression, benefit the mind and improve mental function.

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Nerve Stimulant

NERVE-STIMULANT

Provide short lived stimulation of the nervous system.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Refreshing

REFRESHING

Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Reduces Sweating

REDUCES-SWEATING

Suppresses sweating, often by cooling the metabolism, reducing blood flow to the skin, or closing pores.

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Warms Chest

WARMS-CHEST

Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.

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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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Warms Head

WARMS-HEAD

An herb that increases sensations of heat and warmth in the head.

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Warms Ears

WARMS-EARS

Stimulates peripheral circulation to warm extremities, including the ears.

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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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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs 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.

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Hypolipidemic

HYPOLIPIDEMIC

Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.

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Muscle Relaxant

MUSCLE-RELAXANT

Herbs that relax muscles. Helpful for chronic pain or tension as well as healing from physical trauma.

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Constituents:
Rosmarinic Acid

ROSMARINIC-ACID

Inhibits autoantibodies from binding to TSH receptors in the thyroid.

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Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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, Tannins, 5a Reductase Inhibitor,
Coumarin

COUMARIN

Moderately toxic, vascular tonic, hypotensive, and anti-inflammatory.

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Catechins

CATECHINS

Antioxidant that reduces cancer and blood clots, dilates blood vessels, and is antimicrobial.

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Caffeine Methylxanthines

CAFFEINE-METHYLXANTHINES

Methylxanthines are purine alkaloids that have a stimulant and bronchodilating effect.

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, Beta Carotene,
Iron

IRON

Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.

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Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.

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Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Green Tea Mood Lifter with Sage, Rosemary, Basil & Stevia

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Warms-ears, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Nauseating

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Nauseating, Vasodilator, Warms-ears, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Warms-head

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Nauseating, Vasodilator, Warms-ears, Diuretic

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Stevia

Stevia has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Nerve-stimulant, Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Makes-jittery, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Nauseating, Stimulates-front-of-brain

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Green Tea

Green Tea has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Nerve-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Refreshing, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Diuretic, Stimulates-crown, Wakes-you-up

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Mint

Mint has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Refreshing, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-crown, Vasodilator, Nervine

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Basil

Basil has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Diuretic, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Nerve-stimulant, Warms-ears, Diaphoretic, Nervine, Warms-head

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Allspice

Allspice has these Actions in Common

Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Warms-head, Antidepressant, Nervine, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest

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Rosemary

Rosemary has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Nerve-stimulant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Nervine, Warms-chest, Antidepressant, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy

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Ajwain

Ajwain has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Nervine, Vasodilator, Diuretic, Refreshing

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Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Refreshing, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-crown, Warms-head

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Green Tea Mood Lifter with Sage, Rosemary, Basil & Stevia

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Diuretic, Vasodilator, Hypolipidemic, Warms-chest, Muscle-relaxant, Warms-ears, Nervine, Warms-head, Refreshing, Antidepressant, Stimulates-crown

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

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

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-ears, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Warms-head, Nervine

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

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

Nervine, Refreshing, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Antidepressant, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Cardiac-stimulant, Wakes-you-up, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-stimulant

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-stimulant, Nervine, Refreshing, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Antidepressant, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Cardiac-stimulant, Wakes-you-up

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Nerve-stimulant, Nervine, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Vacha (Calamus, Sweet Flag)

Vacha (Calamus, Sweet Flag) has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Nerve-stimulant, Nervine

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Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Nerve-stimulant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Nerve-stimulant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Stimulates-crown

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Eleuthero Ginseng

Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Hypolipidemic, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-stimulant, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Nauseating, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic

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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 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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