PICKLED BEETS WITH CLOVES
How to Make Pickled Beets with Cloves
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 90 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
1. Place beets in a large pot. Add enough water to just cover beets. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender (about 30 minutes). Remove, cool and peel the beets, reserving 1c beet water. The skin should come off easily after cooking.
2. Sterilize jars and lids by submerging in boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Immediately fill each jar with beets and several cloves.
3. Combine the vinegar, 1c beet water and salt in a large saucepan. Pickling salt is recommended but not required. Bring to a boil. Pour the brine over the beets, filling each jar, and seal the lids.
4. To sterilize, fill the large pot halfway with water and bring to a boil. Carefully place the jars into the pot, leaving a 2 inch space between jars. Use a rack if you have one to avoid cracking the glass jars. Add water if necessary to raise the water level one inch above the jars. Cover and bring the water to a full boil for at least ten minutes.
Note: In our kitchen we don't sterilize the pickle, but let it ferment naturally.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Beets pickled in vinegar are an excellent way to cleanse your body from January to March.
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.
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Is Pickled Beets with Cloves Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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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 LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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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 EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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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.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
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.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Pickled Beets with Cloves
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.
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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Nerve Relaxant Grounding
Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.
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Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
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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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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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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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Compare Pickled Beets with Cloves with these Foods
Beets has these Actions in Common
Satisfies-stomach, Cholagogue, Irritates-kidney, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Detoxicant, Livotonic, Relaxes-eyes, Warms-abdomen, Alterative, General-laxative, Muscle-relaxant
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Flushes-membranes, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-ears, Muscle-relaxant, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Appetite-suppressant, General-laxative, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Irritates-kidney, Alterative, Detoxicant, Livotonic
White Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, General-laxative, Alterative, Detoxicant, Livotonic, Appetite-suppressant, Flushes-membranes
Apple (cooked) has these Actions in Common
Warms-abdomen, Detoxicant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, General-laxative, Relaxes-eyes, Cholagogue, Livotonic
Red Wine Vinegar
Red Wine Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, Livotonic, Appetite-suppressant, Flushes-membranes, Cholagogue, General-laxative
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Appetite-suppressant, Flushes-membranes, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Alterative, Detoxicant, Livotonic
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Numbs-anasthetic, Warms-ears, Detoxicant, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Warms-chest
Pumpkin has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Satisfies-stomach, Alterative, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Livotonic, Relaxes-eyes
Beef has these Actions in Common
Satisfies-stomach, Warms-ears, Livotonic, Warms-abdomen, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Warms-chest
Sorghum Molasses has these Actions in Common
Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Muscle-relaxant, Warms-chest, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears
Compare Pickled Beets with Cloves with these Herb Supplements
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Warms-head, Detoxicant, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Warms-ears
Bibhitaki has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Warms-head, Flushes-membranes, General-laxative, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relaxes-eyes
Abhayrishta- Colon Tonic
Abhayrishta- Colon Tonic has these Actions in Common
Warms-abdomen, Detoxicant, General-laxative, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-abdomen
Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, General-laxative, Livotonic
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Flushes-membranes, Muscle-relaxant, Warms-chest, Warms-head
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Warms-head
Belly breathing has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, General-laxative, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy
Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, General-laxative, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Alterative
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, General-laxative, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Detoxicant, General-laxative
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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.