KALE WITH PARSLEY, CUMIN & LEMON
How to Make Kale with Parsley, Cumin & Lemon
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Ground cumin. Add all ingredients into a pot with 1 qt water. Bring to a rolling boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
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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.
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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.
ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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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 DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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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.
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ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
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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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Kale with Parsley, Cumin & Lemon
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.
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 decongests or dislodges toxins from the body and the lymphatic, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
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An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
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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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Kale with Parsley, Cumin & Lemon
Cumin has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Galactagogue, Anthelminthic, Carminative, Digestive, Antimicrobial, Decongestant, Diuretic
Dill has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Diuretic, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Galactagogue, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Galactagogue, Carminative, Digestive, Decongestant, Diuretic
Basil has these Actions in Common
Galactagogue, Carminative, Digestive, Decongestant, Diuretic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Carminative, Digestive, Antimicrobial, Decongestant, Galactagogue
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Antimicrobial, Decongestant, Diuretic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant
Ajwain has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Diuretic, Anthelminthic, Detoxicant, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Coriander Seed has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Carminative, Diuretic, Anthelminthic, Detoxicant, Burns-toxins
Nigella (black cumin)
Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Carminative, Diuretic, Detoxicant, Galactagogue
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Decongestant, Diuretic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant
Tarragon has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Diuretic, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Kale with Parsley, Cumin & Lemon
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Detoxicant, Digestive, Diuretic, Anthelminthic, Antimicrobial
Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea
Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Digestive, Diuretic, Galactagogue
Trikatu has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Carminative, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Digestive
Kushta has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Carminative, Detoxicant, Digestive, Diuretic
Mugwort has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Anthelminthic, Carminative, Detoxicant, Digestive
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Detoxicant, Digestive, Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Diuretic
Vidanga has these Actions in Common
Anthelminthic, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Diuretic
Pippali has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Digestive, Galactagogue
Musta has these Actions in Common
Anthelminthic, Detoxicant, Digestive, Galactagogue
Osha has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Decongestant
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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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I would've liked to have an estimate of length of cooking time for this recipe. I probably cooked it too little because it was kind of chewy, but very tasty. Don't be intimidated by the amount of cumin.
Cook down until the texture is right for you.
- David McKaig, Swannanoa, NC 03-03-14