POSTPARTUM FENUGREEK SWEET BALLS
How to Make Postpartum Fenugreek Sweet Balls
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
- Grind oats into a powder with a blender or coffee grinder. For a nutty flavor, dry roast oat flour for 5 minutes in a frying pan on medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside. Meanwhile melt the ghee/butter on the stove top.
- Dry roast fenugreek seeds in a frying pan until lightly browned (3-5 minutes), stirring regularly. Set aside to cool completely.
- In a blender, puree dates, almonds and cashews. In a bowl, mix all ingredients except the ghee/butter. Then mix in the ghee. Mix well.
- Take a handful of the mixture and roll into a ball about the size of a golf ball. If the mixture is dry, add more ghee/butter a little at a time. Set aside and allow to cool completely.
For a smoother finish, try rolling them on a muslin cloth a few hours after making!
Store at room temperature in an airtight container. If using ghee, these will keep for up to 3 weeks. If using butter, consume within a couple of days.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Let the sweet, nutty, slightly spicy flavour of these velvety mouthfuls drive out the chill of even the deepest winter's day. Soft and satisfying, these little bites are packed with the nourishment of their rich ingredients - so much so that they are traditionally given to postpartum mothers and the elderly during colder months!
Thanks to their spicy nature, these ladoo nourish a new mother without weighing down her digestion. Everyone can relish the warmth and ease created in the body after enjoying fenugreek sweet balls with a soothing cup of tea.
Fenugreek, the Postpartum Immunity Tonic
Fenugreek is a spicy bitter that encourages digestion(agni) and who's high levels of antioxidants help soothe inflammation in the body. As an estrogenic, it is also an important postpartum tonic in Ayurveda. Fenugreek is a powerful galactagogue to increase breastmilk while it's estrogenic nature assists the body in rebuilding it's immunity(ojas).
Paired with other building, nourishing ingredients like ghee, almonds and dates, this is a powerful recipe for those looking to rebuild strength, whether it be after pregnancy, an illness or simply a stressful period.
Relaxing and Pain Relieving
A renowned relaxant, poppy seeds calm the mind, relax the muscles and build stamina with their oily nature. Invigorating mustard seed is another muscle relaxant that also supports healthy circulation and eases joint pain with it's penetrating nature. Brought together with dates, a muscle tonic, this recipe is a great option for those who experience joint pain, especially in cooler months.
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 Postpartum Fenugreek Sweet Balls 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 MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
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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 BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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.
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|Subtaste: |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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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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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Postpartum Fenugreek Sweet Balls
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.
Brings about feelings of unease and discomfort in the stomach, often accompanied with the involuntary urge to vomit.
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, Makes Jittery
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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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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Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.
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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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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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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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Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
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Used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).
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Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.
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, Insoluble Fiber
, Soluble Fiber
Phytates prevent absorption of nutrients. They are commonly found in all seeds, including nuts, grains, and beans. Sprouting greatly reduces phytate content, as well as long, slow cooking with vinegar.
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Calcium nourishes bones and muscles. A muscle cell is activated when calcium enters the cell. It relaxes when the calcium is secreted.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Postpartum Fenugreek Sweet Balls
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Warms-head, Diaphoretic, Irritates-throat, Relieves-tension, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Warms-ears, Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses, Nauseating, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Warms-abdomen
Poppy Seed has these Actions in Common
Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension, Appetite-suppressant, Makes-you-tired, Relaxes-eyes, Stimulates-base-of-skull, Builds-stamina, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-burning
Wasabi has these Actions in Common
Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-abdomen, Diaphoretic, Irritates-throat, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Wakes-you-up
Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Warms-abdomen, Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-head
Horseradish has these Actions in Common
Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-abdomen, Diaphoretic, Irritates-throat, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Wakes-you-up
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Clears-sinuses, Nervine, Warms-chest, Irritates-throat, Stimulates-energy, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-front-of-brain
Pumpkin has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-burning, Appetite-suppressant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension, Makes-you-tired, Relaxes-eyes, Satisfies-stomach
Popped Amaranth has these Actions in Common
Clears-sinuses, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Diuretic, Relaxes-eyes, Appetite-suppressant, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension
Amaranth has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Relaxes-eyes, Appetite-suppressant, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Clears-sinuses, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Nervine, Warms-ears
Salmon has these Actions in Common
Makes-you-tired, Stimulates-base-of-skull, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Wakes-you-up, Calms-heart, Satisfies-stomach, Warms-abdomen
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Postpartum Fenugreek Sweet Balls
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Warms-ears, Diuretic, Warms-head, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Clears-sinuses, Warms-chest
Hot Shower has these Actions in Common
Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Warms-chest, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant
Hot Bath has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Warms-chest, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Clears-sinuses
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in Common
Warms-chest, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in Common
Builds-stamina, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-abdomen
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up, Builds-stamina, Cardiac-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up, Builds-stamina, Cardiac-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Relieves-tension, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Builds-stamina, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Motherwort has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Calms-heart, Diaphoretic
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Builds-stamina, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Nauseating
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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.