How to Make Red Wine Barley Soup with Rosemary & Mushrooms
PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES
Grind barley grains in a coffee grinder or leave whole. Saute in 1/2 of the ghee until a roasted aroma arises. Add to a pot with 6c boiling water and bring to a boil. Add salt and cook until soft stirring occasionally.
How Can Red Wine Barley Soup with Rosemary & Mushrooms Make You Feel Great?
Break a Little SweatRed wine vinegar and rosemary are aromatic and warm, bringing heat to the surface of your skin. You may notice your fingers and toes getting toasty! As a heating diaphoretic and nervine, Rosemary has a warming and relaxing effect for Kapha and Vata ailments, including Kapha type headache. Rosemary is traditionally used to improve memory. It stimulates the central nervous system, useful in low blood pressure and sluggishness. By helping your circulation, it makes tired, heavy muscles feel energetic.
Regulate Blood SugarBarley is a cooling diuretic and ideal grain to relieve water-logged Kapha. Its high insoluble fiber content effectively regulates blood sugar levels. The fiber takes longer to digest. In addition, complex carbohydrates release sugars more slowly over a longer period of time, protecting you from dangerous, destabilizing blood sugar spikes. As an added bonus, the high fiber content holds your appetite longer, so you won't find yourself snacking on high calorie foods.
Lighten UpBarley is a great grain for weight loss. Barley (and many high fiber foods) increase the release of bile from the liver and gallbladder, aiding fat metabolism. Barley is easy to digest. Its diuretic nature reduces water congestion, so that you circulation and metabolism are improved.
Barley also soothes irritated, inflamed bowels. It's fiber has been shown to repair the intestinal lining of the gut.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Red Wine Barley Soup with Rosemary & Mushrooms Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
STOMACHICAn herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
Cleanse and Detox:
BURNS-TOXINSAn herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.
Energy Vitality Strength:
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
Heart & Circulation:
CARDIAC-STIMULANTHerbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
VASODILATORA 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.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
Lung and Sinus:
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus congestion in the sinus or lungs by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
EMMENOGOGUEHerbs which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus. They are used to increase scanty menstruation, relieve menstrual pain, and other functions.
Skin Care & Beauty:
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
MUSCLE-RELAXANTHerbs that relax muscles. Helpful for chronic pain or tension as well as healing from physical trauma.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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