How to Make Sweet Lime Pickle
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 60 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Boil the limes till cooked and cooled. Squeeze the juice. Grind skins in a food processor with salt, chilies, ginger, and cumin. Mix with sugar and lime juice. Traditional recipe calls for jaggery. Fry remaining spices in oil. Combine with lime mixture. Eat immediately, or let sit for several days so that the flavor is more evenly distributed.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Sour excites the salivary glands, the taste buds, and the stomach. Try this experiment: eat a teaspoon of sweet lime pickle on an empty stomach and wait five minutes. Notice your salivary, the tear ducts in the eyes, and the tingling, sensational effect on the stomach.
WHAT IS SWEET LIME PICKLE?
Sauces, chutneys, relishes, spicy pickles and sauces enhance any meal, giving the eater an opportunity to adjust their plate to their individual taste and craving. Condiments make it easy to eat all six tastes, essential to good Ayurvedic nutrition.
Sweet pickled lime combines sour, sweet and spicy tastes for a unique, simple effect.
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 Sweet Lime Pickle Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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You'll learn your body type, and whether Sweet Lime Pickle is a good fit for your body type. Time to complete: approximately 1 minute.
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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 CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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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 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.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Sweet Lime Pickle
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.
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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Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.
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An herb that softens stool that is hard and difficult to pass. They are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Some foods are even stool softeners, such as warm milk with ghee.
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Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
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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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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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Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Stool-softener, Carminative, Digestive, General-laxative, Alterative, Cholagogue, Expectorant, Sialogogue
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Cholagogue, Expectorant, Sialogogue, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Stool-softener, Appetizer, Digestive, General-laxative
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Digestive, Wakes-you-up, Carminative, Flushes-membranes, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Strengthens-resolve, Burns-toxins
Salt (Mineral Salt)
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Flushes-membranes, Stool-softener, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Strengthens-resolve, Digestive, Sialogogue
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Burns-toxins, Digestive, Alterative, Carminative, Expectorant, Appetizer, Diaphoretic
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Carminative, Digestive, Appetizer, Cholagogue, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Alterative
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Carminative, Expectorant, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Digestive
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Appetizer, Digestive, Burns-toxins, Expectorant, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Flushes-membranes, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Diaphoretic, Sialogogue
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Diaphoretic, Sialogogue, Alterative, Flushes-membranes, Cholagogue, General-laxative
Red Wine Vinegar
Red Wine Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Sialogogue, Alterative, Flushes-membranes, Cholagogue, General-laxative
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Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Flushes-membranes, General-laxative, Sialogogue, Alterative, Stool-softener, Appetizer, Carminative, Digestive
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Appetizer, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Sialogogue, Warms-chest
Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam)
Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam) has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Cholagogue, Digestive, General-laxative, Stool-softener, Alterative, Burns-toxins
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Sialogogue, Stool-softener, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, Carminative, Digestive, General-laxative
Osha has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Warms-chest
Triphala has these Actions in Common
Stool-softener, Alterative, Digestive, Flushes-membranes, General-laxative, Sialogogue
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Appetizer
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam
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Alterative, Carminative, Digestive, Expectorant, General-laxative, Stool-softener
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Appetizer, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive
Pushkaramoola has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Expectorant, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Diaphoretic
Kushta has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Appetizer, Carminative
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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.
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Mixed the ingredients and put them in a jar. How long does it take to ferment? Is this a pickle or a refrigerated relish?
- Tina Johnson 12-02-16
This is a pickle. You can eat it immediately, or let it sit a few days to mellow out.
Pickling is different from fermentation. Pickles are ready right away, the pickling process preserves them so they will last a long time.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ 12-07-16