POMEGRANATE WITH LIME JUICE & ALOE VERA
How to Make Pomegranate with Lime Juice & Aloe Vera
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Follow directions on aloe vera bottle for correct dosing/ qty. Mix pomegranate juice with other ingredients together and serve.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Pomegranate with Lime Juice & Aloe Vera is a cooling tonic to beat the summer heat for Pitta. Of the many types of acid reflux, Pomegranate with Lime Juice & Aloe Vera addresses nearly all of them. Aloe vera is a soothing, cooling and demulcent laxative that cleanses the GI tract and reduces inflammation. As a good cholagogue, Aloe vera reduces Pitta by supporting a weak gall bladder, fat digestion and cleansing of the liver.
Pomegranate is an astringent to bind loose summer stools and cool inflammation throughout the GI tract. Additionally, pomegranate cools and builds the blood while stimulating digestion. Lime juice stimulates digestive secretions while reducing hyperacidity, treating Vata, Pitta, and Kapha disorders. Kapha might optionally substitute cardamom for sugar for maximum stagnation clearing effect. For best results, drink one cup before meals up to three times a day at room temperature.
WHAT IS POMEGRANATE WITH LIME JUICE & ALOE VERA?
Refresh yourself on a hot summer night with this ruby red and sparkling cocktail, alcohol free.
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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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 COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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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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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?
ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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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.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Pomegranate with Lime Juice & Aloe Vera
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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Pomegranate with Lime Juice & Aloe Vera
Lime has these Actions in Common
Sialogogue, Appetizer, Flushes-membranes, Quenches-thirst, Stool-softener, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Refrigerant, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant
Lemon has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Sialogogue, Appetizer, Flushes-membranes, Quenches-thirst, Stool-softener, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Refrigerant
Pomegranate has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Blood-tonic, Opthalmic, Antacid, Cholagogue, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Styptic
Grape has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Quenches-thirst, Alterative, General-laxative, Sialogogue, Anti-inflammatory, Opthalmic, Stool-softener
Beets has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Cholagogue, Opthalmic, Anti-inflammatory, General-laxative, Stool-softener, Blood-tonic, Internal-detoxicant
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Flushes-membranes, Sialogogue, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant
White Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, General-laxative, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Flushes-membranes, Sialogogue
Red Wine Vinegar
Red Wine Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Flushes-membranes, Sialogogue, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant
Cilantro has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Appetizer, Refrigerant, Alterative, Cholagogue, Styptic
Endive has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, Refrigerant, Alterative, General-laxative
Pomegranate Molasses has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, Sialogogue, Alterative, General-laxative
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Pomegranate with Lime Juice & Aloe Vera
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Styptic, General-laxative, Wakes-you-up, Internal-detoxicant, Opthalmic, Quenches-thirst, Alterative, Refrigerant, Antacid, Sialogogue, Anti-inflammatory, Stool-softener
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Sialogogue, Alterative, Stool-softener, Anti-inflammatory, Styptic, Appetizer, Flushes-membranes, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Opthalmic
Yellow Dock has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Refrigerant
Triphala has these Actions in Common
Internal-detoxicant, Opthalmic, Sialogogue, Stool-softener, Alterative, Flushes-membranes, General-laxative
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Opthalmic, Refrigerant, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory
Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Styptic, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Stool-softener
Mugwort has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Appetizer, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Refrigerant
Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common
Antacid, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Refrigerant, Alterative
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Styptic
Red Root has these Actions in Common
Refrigerant, Styptic, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant
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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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Sounds lovely. I have been soaking pomegranate seeds and adding the water to soups and dhals for the sour flavor and to help build rakta dhatu. Try it, it is an excellent way to enjoy food as medicine.
- Jill Leslie, Albany, CA 08-18-10
Hi Joseph, I'm curious why aloe is contraindicated for Vata and not for Kapha, being a moistening demulcent?
- Sara, Asheville, NC 08-18-10
In end, Aloe is a cleansing laxative. Although relatively tridoshic, it's clearing properties ultimately aggravate Vata. In small amounts it will be fine.
Can You use distilled Aloe water? if so how much would equal 1 Tbl of the gel?
- Margaret Schneider, Piqua, OH 03-06-15
Very refreshing and tasty. It cools and soothes. I like to add grape juice and coconut water and I replace the sugar with honey.