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Sauteed Plantain With Lime & Basil

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How to Make Sauteed Plantain with Lime & Basil

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 1 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 8 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
1 c
1/2 whole
2 pinch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE


  1. Chop plantain and sautee in oil. Try to keep plantains from sticking to the pan by moving them. Sprinkle salt on the plantains. Flip once to brown both sides.
  2. Juice lime. Chop fresh basil, Garnish plantain with lime and basil.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

The astringency of plantain and aromatic spiciness of basil is ideal for soft stool due to cold digestion / low agni.

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 Sauteed Plantain with Lime & Basil Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Sauteed Plantain with Lime & Basil' 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
Guna Help

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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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

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 Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
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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Aromatic

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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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Sauteed Plantain with Lime & Basil
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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.

Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

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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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

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

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Reduces Sweating

REDUCES-SWEATING

Suppresses sweating, often by cooling the metabolism, reducing blood flow to the skin, or closing pores.

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Calms Heart

CALMS-HEART

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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Warms Ears

WARMS-EARS

Stimulates peripheral circulation to warm extremities, including the ears.

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Warms Head

WARMS-HEAD

An herb that increases sensations of heat and warmth in the head.

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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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Diuretic

DIURETIC

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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Constituents:
Tannins,
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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, Potassium, Resistant Starch,
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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, Carbohydrate,
Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

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

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Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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, Sodium, Beta Carotene, Fats,
Rosmarinic Acid

ROSMARINIC-ACID

Inhibits autoantibodies from binding to TSH receptors in the thyroid.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Sauteed Plantain with Lime & Basil

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-head, Diuretic, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-ears

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-ears, Diaphoretic, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-head

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-head, Diuretic, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-ears

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Horseradish

Horseradish has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Diuretic, Wakes-you-up

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Wasabi

Wasabi has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Diuretic, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses

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Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Diuretic, Warms-head

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Green Plantain

Green Plantain has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Reduces-sweating, Calms-heart, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Acai

Acai has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Wakes-you-up, Quenches-thirst, Appetite-suppressant, Refreshing

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Jackfruit

Jackfruit has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, Refreshing

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Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

Quenches-thirst, Calms-heart, Refreshing, Diaphoretic, Wakes-you-up

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Cloves

Cloves has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-ears, Diaphoretic, Warms-head, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Sauteed Plantain with Lime & Basil

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Refreshing, Warms-ears, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

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

Refreshing, Wakes-you-up, Warms-ears, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic

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Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Strengthens-resolve, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic

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Sniff raw onions, chopped

Sniff raw onions, chopped has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Refreshing

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Hot Shower

Hot Shower has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant

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Hot Bath

Hot Bath has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-head

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Inhale Steam

Inhale Steam has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Soothes-throat, Warms-head

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up

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Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-head

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Refreshing, Cardiac-stimulant

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Shatavari

Shatavari has these Actions in Common

Soothes-throat, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Reduces-sweating

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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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