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How to Make Lemon & Spice Weight Loss Tea

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES

MEAL: DRINK
STYLE: AYURVEDIC
PREPARATION: TEA, RAW
EAT IN: SPRING
FOR OCCASION: CLEANSE

INGREDIENTS

1 c
1 tsp
1/4 whole
2 pinch
1 pinch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Squeeze lemon and add remaining ingredients into hot water and stir. You may use any type of vinegar although we prefer apple cider vinegar for taste. 10 drops of vinegar is perfect for this recipe. A 1/16 tsp of cayenne is equivalent to "a pinch".

Usage

Drink in the morning upon waking, a 1/2 hr before meals, or sip slowly after meals. You may enjoy this tea 1-2x a day or as directed by your practitioner.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Lemon & Spice Weight Loss Tea combines peppy cayenne and zesty lemon for a tea that delivers gusto and verve. One sip of piping hot Lemon & Spice Tea will brighten your cloudy morning mind and warm you up from head to toe. Sour lemon and apple cider vinegar awaken your senses. Brightly pungent cayenne pepper will warm you to your core. Add a little honey for sweetness that also scrapes fat and toxins, and this tea becomes a metabolic boost that makes you feel great.

This is a classic, vivacious Ayurvedic blend to boost fat digestion and metabolism. After drinking Lemon & Spice tea, a warm sensation deep in your belly will confirm these effects.

Strong Metabolism for Weight Loss


Enthusiasm and inspiration are the effects of stimulating vinegar and spicy cayenne. They add an intense metabolic spark that improves energy, restoring your "get-up-and-go" that youve been missing. Together with warm water, they strongly stimulate digestion and clear mucus accumulations from the stomach. This has the effect of improving circulation and revving up metabolism, effectively clearing heavy fats from the blood as well. Honey is the only approved sweetener for weight loss. The secret behind honey lies in pre-digestion by bees, making honey the only 'warming' sweetener that actually improves metabolism. It's diuretic nature reduces water weight as well.

Brighten Up Your Groggy Mornings


When celebrations with heavy foods and desserts leave you groggy and tired the next morning, Lemon & Spice adds a sparkle to the eye and an enthusiastic boost. A heavy, late night meal sits in your digestive tract throughout the night until the next morning, stagnant and undigested. When this happens you may wake up to find your stomach feels like a throbbing brick weighing you down, making you feel tired and groggy. This is actually not far from the truth. Lemon & Spice Tea re-awakens your stomach and directly counteracts food coma and groggy mornings.

Bile & Fat Reduction


Vinegar and lemon impart a strong sour taste, encouraging the free flow of bile from your liver and gall bladder to your gut. Bile is nature's fat digester. Its presence in your gut helps digest high-fat foods. When these foods linger in the stomach and small intestine you feel heavy and sluggish. Drinking Lemon & Spice tea restores energy and vitality by helping the body digest each meal with ease.


Your bodies production of oily bile pulls fat out of your bloodstream. Every time you stimulate bile production, you siphon fats and toxins from the blood. When you don't eat enough green vegetables, bile tends to build up and thicken in the liver and gall bladder, forming gallstones. Lemon & Spice Weight Loss Tea cleanses the liver and gall bladder by flushing backed-up bile, helping you avoid the discomfort of gallstones and lose weight.

How to Lose Weight in Ayurveda

WHAT IS LEMON & SPICE WEIGHT LOSS TEA?

Lemon & Spice Weight Loss Tea combines peppy cayenne and zesty lemon with gusto and verve. When celebrations with heavy foods and desserts leave you groggy and tired the next morning, Lemon & Spice addes a sparkle to the eye and an enthusiastic boost.

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 Lemon & Spice Weight Loss Tea Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
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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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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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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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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 Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Lemon & Spice Weight Loss Tea
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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.

Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Appetizer

APPETIZER

Herbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.

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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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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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Relieves Burning

RELIEVES-BURNING

Herbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.

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General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Stool Softener

STOOL-SOFTENER

Softens hard and difficult to eliminate stool. Stool softeners are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Examples include warm milk with ghee.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Relaxes Eyes

RELAXES-EYES

Eases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

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

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Refreshes Skin

REFRESHES-SKIN

Flushes the lymphatic system to cool, awaken, and revive the skin.

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Vulnerary

VULNERARY

An herb used for the treatment of wounds (antiulcer, connective tissue tonic).

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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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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Antitussive

ANTITUSSIVE

Cough suppressant, particularly for dry coughs or a tickle in your throat.

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Decongestant

DECONGESTANT

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

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Expectorant

EXPECTORANT

Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.

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Flushes Membranes

FLUSHES-MEMBRANES

Herbs in this category stimulate mucus membranes to release fluids, flushing them out.

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Antimicrobial

ANTIMICROBIAL

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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Calms Heart

CALMS-HEART

An herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'

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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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Alterative

ALTERATIVE

Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.

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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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Styptic

STYPTIC

A herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used topically as a hemostatic to stop bleeding, or to reduce secretions.

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Cholagogue

CHOLAGOGUE

Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.

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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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Promotes Virility

PROMOTES-VIRILITY

Encourages virility and potency.

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Muscle Tonic

MUSCLE-TONIC

Herbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.

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Constituents:
Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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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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Coumarin

COUMARIN

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

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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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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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Lemon & Spice Weight Loss Tea

Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

Antimicrobial, Calms-heart, Decongestant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stool-softener, Antitussive, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Quenches-thirst, Relaxes-eyes, Vulnerary, Alterative, Appetizer, Cholagogue, Digestive, General-laxative, Refreshes-skin, Sialogogue, Wakes-you-up

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Promotes-virility, Wakes-you-up, Carminative, Digestive, Flushes-sinuses, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Antimicrobial, Decongestant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Flushes-sinuses, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Antimicrobial, Decongestant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Promotes-virility, Wakes-you-up, Carminative

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Promotes-virility, Wakes-you-up, Carminative, Digestive, Flushes-sinuses, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Antimicrobial, Decongestant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant

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Lime

Lime has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Sialogogue, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Quenches-thirst, Stool-softener, Appetizer, Digestive, General-laxative, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Styptic, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Digestive, Soothes-throat, Warms-chest, Appetizer, Decongestant, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy

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Garlic (raw)

Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Expectorant, Hypolipidemic, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Decongestant, Flushes-sinuses, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Vasodilator

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Wasabi

Wasabi has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Expectorant, Refreshing, Warms-chest, Antimicrobial, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, General-laxative, Wakes-you-up

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Horseradish

Horseradish has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, General-laxative, Wakes-you-up, Cholagogue, Expectorant, Refreshing, Warms-chest, Antimicrobial

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Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Decongestant, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Refreshing, Vasodilator, Carminative, Hypolipidemic, Sialogogue, Wakes-you-up, Appetizer

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Honey

Honey has these Actions in Common

Antimicrobial, General-laxative, Promotes-virility, Styptic, Antitussive, Hypolipidemic, Soothes-throat, Vulnerary, Expectorant, Muscle-tonic, Stimulates-energy

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Lemon & Spice Weight Loss Tea

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Styptic, Promotes-virility, Wakes-you-up, Quenches-thirst, Refreshing, Alterative, Relaxes-eyes, Carminative, Sialogogue, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, General-laxative, Stool-softener

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Haritaki

Haritaki has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Stool-softener, Carminative, Styptic, Digestive, Vulnerary, Expectorant, Flushes-membranes, General-laxative, Alterative, Internal-detoxicant, Antimicrobial, Sialogogue

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Stool-softener, Digestive, Expectorant, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Muscle-tonic, Antitussive, Promotes-virility, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Decongestant, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Antimicrobial, Refreshing, Appetizer, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Vasodilator

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Sialogogue, Appetizer, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Vasodilator, Carminative, Warms-chest

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Promotes-virility, Alterative, Refreshing, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Decongestant, Wakes-you-up, Digestive, Expectorant, General-laxative

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, General-laxative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Expectorant, Promotes-virility, Refreshing

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

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

Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Decongestant, Wakes-you-up, Digestive, Expectorant, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Promotes-virility, Alterative, Refreshing

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Promotes-virility, Antimicrobial, Stimulates-energy, Antitussive, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Antimicrobial, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Vulnerary

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Thyme White Essential Oil - 1/3 oz

Thyme White Essential Oil - 1/3 oz has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Antimicrobial, Vasodilator, Appetizer, Vulnerary, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant

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About John Joseph Immel

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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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Truth is. . .yes. Ayurveda recommends teas and broths instead of straight water. Water is cooling and feels heavy for many Kapha people.
I am Pitta / Vata, with imbalanced Vata,why is honey is not recommended? Thank you!
- Dena Kaigel, Atascadero, CA , 02-06-11 (Reply)
Honey heats up metabolism, which aggravates Pitta. It is also a drying diuretic, making it mildly unsuitable for Vata.
There is very little difference between lemon and lime juice in this recipe. On it's own, lemon is slightly more irritating to a sensitive digestive tract.
What does a slash across P mean? If I am a Pitta how do I adjust this recipe.
- Fiona Pereira, Mississauga, ON , 01-02-13 (Reply)
A slash means this recipe is contra-indicated for high Pitta - as with most recipes that increase metabolism. If Pitta and Kapha are aggravated, it is best to stick with bitter greens to boost fat metabolism. Great question.
As a student to Ayurvedic medicine i know honey should not be heated since it becomes poison while heated.
- hila, Tel aviv , 01-03-13 (Reply)
Dear Hila, Honey may be heated, but Ayurveda recommends against cooking it. The maximum temperature is somewhat vague in the ancient texts. Curiously, Chinese medicine recommends cooking honey in a number of herb formulas. So this is a gray area. -John
Dear Susan, Trying to lose weight aggravates Vata and reduces Kapha. If your Vata is aggravated in the mind only, honey remains a great choice. Maple syrup aggravates Kapha and provokes weight gain.
I have been drinking a similar tea every day with fresh ginger root instead of vinegar. What is the benefit of the vinegar and should I replace the ginger with it or add it to my current recipe? Is it safe to drink this tea daily, especially in the fall and winter? Thanks!
- Monica , 01-04-13 (Reply)
Vinegar is a key ingredient of this recipe - unlike ginger, vinegar stimulates and cleanses the liver and gall bladder, releasing bile. Ginger stimulates metabolism and the heart, but does not directly address fat metabolism. Most people can drink this tea daily, but it does depend on constitution. Thanks for asking!
Could you recommend something for my dependency on strong coffee to substitute?
- Dhyani
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, 01-07-13 (Reply)
Yes, you can use piper longum. Try this substitute for coffee.
Yes, you can use ginger and apple cider vinegar.
I made the lime-ginger salt mixture to put on my food. I put it in a baby food jar on the counter? How long does it last and what is the best way to store fresh ginger?
- Mary K Miller, NJ
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, 02-08-13 (Reply)
If your gallbladder is removed is it ok to flush bile? I know that sounds crazy but I do have severe pain where gallbladder was. A stabbing feeling but the doctors say there is nothing there...
- Mary K Miller, NJ
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, 02-08-13 (Reply)
Perhaps stones in the biliary ducts? Whether or not to flush bile after gall bladder removal depends on the person. Some people are bile deficient, others bile excess after gall bladder removal. Constipation is often a sign of insufficiency, soft stools may indicate excess.
Rock sugar is essentially refined sugar - it will increase weight gain instead of helping with weight loss. Thanks for asking. -John
Is raw honey better to use than regular?
- Velma Bisiriyu, Dundalk, MD , 01-02-14 (Reply)
Raw honey is usually more pure and has a great taste.
- David McKaig, Swannanoa, NC , 01-08-14 (Reply)
Sure.....substitute cumin with cayenne. Feel free to experiment and let us know if you develop something tasty!
- David McKaig, Swannanoa, NC , 01-28-14 (Reply)
Cathy - thank you! Two pinches is about a 1/8 a teaspoon. Hope that helps! :)
- Natalie Immel, Asheville, NC , 05-06-15 (Reply)
Maple syrup would be the best option for vegans.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ
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, 05-12-16 (Reply)
very enlightening re: water being heavy...Now i know why i struggle to drink it. more appealing with lemon etc xx Thank you x
- Desiree Butzer, Cape town , 11-14-16 (Reply)

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