How to Make Sesame Seed Treats with Ginger & Ghee
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
1. Chill the ghee and sesame.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
Warm up Your WinterSesame combines with ginger to warm you to your core on a cold night. Those who fear the bone-chilling temperature drop of winter will find great comfort in this healing dessert. Does it feel impossible to shake the icy cold? Sesame builds body heat and reinforces the blood - especially when mixed with a warming, stimulating pinch of ginger.
Renewed Energy and StrengthAyurveda knows sesame is a strengthener. Its luscious, unctuous nature fortifies immunity, protects those with debility, and deeply feeds bodily tissue. Feel strong and vital through the cold months with this powerful treat. Feeling tired and dry from autumn until spring means that your body is exhausted and depleted. If this is the case, sesame seeds may be the food medicine for you! Their luscious, unctuous nature fortifies immunity, protects those with debility and deeply feeds bodily tissue. In Chinese Medicine, sesame seeds are said to invigorate the kidneys and adrenals, so those who feel rundown and exhausted will feel deeply replenished. They strengthen bones and teeth. The heavy, heartiness of sesame is balanced by ginger. Ginger ignites your digestive fire, so those with delicate digestion will be able to feel the full effect of strengthening sesame.
Recipe for RevitalizationIn Ayurveda, when a food contains deeply nourishing qualities, it is called a rejuvenative, or rasayana. Sesame Seed Treats with Ginger Ghee have more than their fair share of rejuvenative ingredients. Sesame seeds and ghee both renew and replenish your body. Sesame promotes milk production in women, while sesame and ghee both energize the reproductive organs of women and men. These tiny seeds strengthen your bones and muscles. On an emotional level, they are even said to ignite your willpower.
Nerve TonicThe seeds' high oil content lubricates and protects tissues, stabilizing with richness. A diet rich in sesame will moisturize the hair and skin. Suffer from constipation, or dry, pellet-like stool? The warming nature of sesame will promote better digestion and help lubricate the intestines. Ghee augments the richness of this recipe.
Sesame SpotlightSesame is native to sub- Saharan Africa and India. The golden or black sesame seed can miraculously grow in drought conditions. Ayurvedic knowledge says that the sesame's survivor nature imparts a special strength to those who use it for medicine.
Open Sesame"Open sesame" was the secret password in the medieval Arabic adventure tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. These magic words revealed a cave rich with treasures hidden by thieves. Sesame seeds and oil are a food treasure rich with myriad health benefits and the secret ingredient of many delicious recipes, making it easy to see how sesame became the essential password. History is rife with exaltations of this nutty seed. Assyrian legend says that sesame wine inspired gods to create the Earth. Romans ate the seeds mixed with honey for valor in battle; the women of ancient Babylon ate the same mixture to preserve youth and beauty. "Open sesame" may become your own personal password on the path to your most healthful self.
WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?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 Sesame Seed Treats with Ginger & Ghee Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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APPETIZERHerbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.
Energy Vitality Strength:
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
Heart & Circulation:
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.
PROMOTES-VIRILITYEncourages virility and potency.
PROMOTES-FERTILITYAn herb that promotes fertility. Generally used by women who wish to become pregnant. These herbs may also help with menstrual problems of deficiency, such as amenorrhea (lack of a period).
BUILDS-SEMENHerbs that increase the production of semen, often by rebuilding fluids in general.
MUSCLE-TONICHerbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.
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