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Morning Broth With Ghee, Lime, Salt & Spices

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How to Make Morning Broth with Ghee, Lime, Salt & Spices

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

STYLE: AYURVEDIC
PREPARATION: SOUP
FOR OCCASION: CLEANSE

INGREDIENTS

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

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Mix with 1 cup warm water.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Special for Vata dosha with low agni, constipation, and/or dryness.

WHAT IS MORNING BROTH WITH GHEE, LIME, SALT & SPICES?

An oily, sour, and salty drink to pacify Vata.

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 Morning Broth with Ghee, Lime, Salt & Spices Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Morning Broth with Ghee, Lime, Salt & Spices' 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
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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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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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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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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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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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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
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
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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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Morning Broth with Ghee, Lime, Salt & Spices
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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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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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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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Burns Toxins

BURNS-TOXINS

An herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

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

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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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 Membranes

FLUSHES-MEMBRANES

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

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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 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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Blood Tonic

BLOOD-TONIC

An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.

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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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Constituents:
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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Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

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

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, Sodium, Carbohydrate,
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 Morning Broth with Ghee, Lime, Salt & Spices

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Warms-ears, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-membranes, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Warms-ears, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-membranes, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Warms-ears, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-membranes, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Lime

Lime has these Actions in Common

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

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Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

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

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Salt (Mineral Salt)

Salt (Mineral Salt) has these Actions in Common

Flushes-membranes, Internal-detoxicant, Stool-softener, Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Sialogogue, Strengthens-resolve, Digestive, General-laxative, Soothes-throat

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Crystallized Ginger

Crystallized Ginger has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears, Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Sialogogue, Warms-chest

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Ginger (Dried)

Ginger (Dried) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Sialogogue, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears

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Horseradish

Horseradish has these Actions in Common

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

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Wasabi

Wasabi has these Actions in Common

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

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Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Sialogogue, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Morning Broth with Ghee, Lime, Salt & Spices

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Quenches-thirst, Refreshing, Sialogogue, Blood-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Digestive, Stool-softener, General-laxative, Wakes-you-up, Internal-detoxicant

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-ears, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Sialogogue, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Warms-chest

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Blood-tonic, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Warms-ears, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Stool-softener

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

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

Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Wakes-you-up, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Refreshing

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

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

Wakes-you-up, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Flushes-sinuses, Internal-detoxicant

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy

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Pippali

Pippali has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Blood-tonic

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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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Vata people can drink this broth every morning.
Dear Tracy, The answer depends on the person and your nutritional requirements. It may be sufficient for some. -John
What do you mean by "sauce" the ingredients?
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ
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Can fresh ginger be used instead of powdered?
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You can use fresh ginger instead of powdered.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 03-20-19 (Reply)
I drink this every morning. I won't lie - the first cup took a little getting used to. Drinking obvious ghee in my cup was weird, but I did it because I could feel my insides go "ahhh." It's like drinking a hug - the best way I can say it.I have tried it with fresh, dried and powdered ginger and they all work for me but I prefer ground (I'm a tri-dosha with Pitta concentration).
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