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How to Make Mint Vinegar

SERVINGS: 16
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

STYLE: WESTERN
PREPARATION: RAW, SAUCES
EAT IN: SPRING
FOR OCCASION: CLEANSE

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1 c
1/4 c

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Place fresh mint leaves in vinegar. Cover and let sit 14 days.

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 Mint Vinegar Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Mint Vinegar' 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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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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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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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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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 Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating
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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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Mint Vinegar
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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.

Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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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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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

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

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Stimulates Crown

STIMULATES-CROWN

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

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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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Refreshing

REFRESHING

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

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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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Flushes Membranes

FLUSHES-MEMBRANES

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

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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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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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Livotonic

LIVOTONIC

An 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 contain beta-carotene.

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Constituents:
Rosmarinic Acid

ROSMARINIC-ACID

Inhibits autoantibodies from binding to TSH receptors in the thyroid.

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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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Coumarin

COUMARIN

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

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Iron

IRON

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

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Mint Vinegar

Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, Flushes-membranes, Refreshes-skin, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Refreshing

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Appetite-suppressant, Flushes-membranes, Livotonic, Cholagogue, General-laxative

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Red Wine Vinegar

Red Wine Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Flushes-membranes, Livotonic, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant

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White Vinegar

White Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Flushes-membranes, Livotonic, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant

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Lime

Lime has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Flushes-membranes, Refreshing, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Wakes-you-up

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Mint

Mint has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-crown, Wakes-you-up, Refreshes-skin, Stimulates-energy

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Flushes-membranes, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up

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Coffee

Coffee has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Cholagogue, Stimulates-energy, General-laxative, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Appetite-suppressant

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Acai

Acai has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Appetite-suppressant, Livotonic, Cholagogue, Refreshing, Alterative, General-laxative

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Dandelion Leaves

Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common

Alterative, General-laxative, Stimulates-energy, Appetite-suppressant, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, Livotonic

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Flushes-membranes, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Mint Vinegar

External Breath (Bahya Pranayama)

External Breath (Bahya Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, General-laxative

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

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

Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, General-laxative

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, General-laxative

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Alterative, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, General-laxative

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Diaphoretic

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Reduced lemon juice

Reduced lemon juice has these Actions in Common

Flushes-membranes, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up

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Sniff raw onions, chopped

Sniff raw onions, chopped has these Actions in Common

Flushes-membranes, Refreshing, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic

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Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic, Refreshes-skin, Refreshing

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Bhumyamalaki

Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Livotonic

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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About John Joseph Immel

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

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How should I use mint vinegar
- suzette, Shreveport, LA
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, 11-02-20 (Reply)
I love to use it on salads Suzette!
- Katie Clinton, Ferndale, sligo, AL
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