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Sugar Cane Juice With Lime

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How to Make Sugar Cane Juice with Lime

SERVINGS: 1

MEAL: DRINK
STYLE: INDIAN
PREPARATION: JUICE
EAT IN: SUMMER

INGREDIENTS

2 tsp
1 whole

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

You'll need several stalks of sugar cane and a press to get the juice out. Run an armful of stalks through a press. Fold and repeat until you get a full glass. I've heard that some people use blenders but I haven't confirmed this. My knowledge of sugar cane juice comes from the ubiquitous street vendors in India. Add ginger to pacify Kapha!

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Freshly squeezed, unrefined, raw sugar can juice is full of electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. Many members of the grass family have sweetness in the stalk. Try one in your backyard! Lime aids digestion, lightens and is a perfect complement.

WHAT IS SUGAR CANE JUICE WITH LIME?

Sweet, sticky, sour and cooling. Fresh cane juice is popular with street vendors on every corner overseas in Asia but oddly invisible in the west.

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Is Sugar Cane Juice with Lime Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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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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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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TASTES
Taste Help

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?

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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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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
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Sugar Cane Juice with Lime
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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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Sialogogue

SIALOGOGUE

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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Appetizer

APPETIZER

Herbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.

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Stool Softener

STOOL-SOFTENER

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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General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Makes Jittery,
Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

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

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Emollient

EMOLLIENT

Soothes & softens the skin. Often a topical demulcent or oil.

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Flushes Membranes

FLUSHES-MEMBRANES

Herbs in this category stimulate mucus membranes to release fluids, flushing them out.

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Refrigerant

REFRIGERANT

An herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.

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Alterative

ALTERATIVE

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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Rebuild Electrolytes

REBUILD-ELECTROLYTES

Substances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.

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Cholagogue

CHOLAGOGUE

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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Constituents:
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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Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

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

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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,
Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

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

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Sugar Cane Juice with Lime

Lime

Lime has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Emollient, Quenches-thirst, Sialogogue, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes, Refreshing, Stool-softener, Alterative, Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Refrigerant, Wakes-you-up

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Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stool-softener, Alterative, Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Refrigerant, Wakes-you-up, Appetizer, Emollient, Quenches-thirst, Sialogogue, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes

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Acai

Acai has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Nutritive, Refrigerant, Cholagogue, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, General-laxative, Refreshing

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White Vinegar

White Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Emollient, Sialogogue, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes, Diaphoretic, General-laxative

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Alterative, Emollient, Sialogogue, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes, Diaphoretic

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Red Wine Vinegar

Red Wine Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Alterative, Emollient, Sialogogue, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes

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Orange

Orange has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Refreshing, Nutritive, Sialogogue, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up

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Pineapple

Pineapple has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Sialogogue, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, General-laxative, Refreshing

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Salt (Mineral Salt)

Salt (Mineral Salt) has these Actions in Common

Flushes-membranes, Sialogogue, General-laxative, Stool-softener, Cholagogue, Rebuild-electrolytes

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Strawberries

Strawberries has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Refreshing, General-laxative, Sialogogue, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up

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Jackfruit

Jackfruit has these Actions in Common

Refrigerant, Rebuild-electrolytes, Wakes-you-up, Nutritive, Refreshing, Quenches-thirst

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Sugar Cane Juice with Lime

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Refrigerant, Sialogogue, Stool-softener, Alterative, Wakes-you-up, General-laxative, Nutritive, Quenches-thirst, Refreshing

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Haritaki

Haritaki has these Actions in Common

Sialogogue, Stool-softener, Alterative, Appetizer, Flushes-membranes, General-laxative

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Triphala

Triphala has these Actions in Common

Sialogogue, Stool-softener, Alterative, Flushes-membranes, General-laxative

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Reduced lemon juice

Reduced lemon juice has these Actions in Common

Flushes-membranes, Refreshing, Sialogogue, Wakes-you-up

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Pitta Massage Oil

Pitta Massage Oil has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Emollient, Nutritive, Refrigerant

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Wormwood

Wormwood has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Refrigerant

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Yellow Dock

Yellow Dock has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, General-laxative, Refrigerant, Alterative

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Sniff raw onions, chopped

Sniff raw onions, chopped has these Actions in Common

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

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Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam)

Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam) has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Stool-softener

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External Breath (Bahya Pranayama)

External Breath (Bahya Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Alterative, General-laxative, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up

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Cornsilk

Cornsilk has these Actions in Common

Refrigerant, Alterative, Cholagogue, Nutritive

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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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