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Medicated Milks

© 1994, Excerpted with permission from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad Sidha Dugdham (Medicated milks) for Kapha Disorders No. 1 – Peppercorns 1/2 tsp peppercorns, ground 1 cup milk 1/4 cup water Mix all ingredients and heat to boiling point. Continue to cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until there …

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Chai

© 1994, Excerpted with permission from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad Serves 4 Doshic Notes Balancing for all three doshas. Ingredients 3 cups water 4 cloves 2 pinches nutmeg, ground 2 pinches cinnamon, ground 2 pinches cardamom, ground 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 tsp black tea …

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Yellow Mung Dal Soup

© 1994, Excerpted with permission from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad Serves 6 Yellow mung is sweet and cooling, and mainly calms vata and pitta. It is very easy to digest and promotes strength.The seasonings here help to balance the drying, light and astringent qualities of this soup that could …

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Red Lentil Soup

from Ayurveda Today, Volume 8, Number 3, Winter 1995 Serves 4 – 6 Although this soup is tridoshic, the light and dry quality may stimulate vata, so vata should not eat it more than twice a week. The spice in this recipe make the lentils okay for pitta. Sautéing the garlic helps to get rid …

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Corn Soup

from Ayurveda Today, Volume 6, Number 4, Spring 1994 Corn soup is a good breakfast food. Corn Soup balances all three doshas, but its long term effect is drying for vata. So vata can eat occasionally and pitta in moderation. The cilantro helps remove some of the heat for pitta. Medicinal uses: This is a good …

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White Radish Subji

© 1994, Excerpted with permission from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad Serves 4 The Qualities of Daikon Radishes Radish is pungent and heating with a pungent vipak. It is digestive and relieves gas. Medicinal Uses: A good food for constipation, hemorrhoids, and heart conditions. Radish has a diuretic action and is …

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