Ayurvedic Stewed Apples
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As we come into the Autumn season vata dosha can be disturbed. Autumn is a season of transition and change and is dry, rough, windy, and erratic, just like vata dosha. According to Ayurvedic medicine, like increases like, so it is a time of year that vata dosha can easily become imbalanced. Those with high vata dosha can easily start to feel anxious, nervous, spacey, confused, on edge, ungrounded, bloating, constipation, and have dry skin.
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To balance vata dosha it is important to eat foods that are warming. Today we are going to stew some apples in spices that are balancing for vata dosha this autumn.
Recipe for Autumn Ayurvedic Warming Stewed Apples or Applesauce:
3 large Apples
1 cup of water
1/4 tsp Allspice
3-5 pods of green Cardamom
1 pod black cardamom
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of grated nutmeg
1 tsp grated Ginger
Directions: Peel and Cut Apples. Place in Sauce Pan with water. Add Spices. Cover on Low heat until the apples break down to desired consistency for stewed apples or applesauce (about 10-15 mins). Enjoy 🙂
Benefits of Spices for Vata Dosha
- Allspice – bloating, indigestion, diarrhea and nervous exhaustion
- Cardamom – warming, tridoshic, reduces bloating, pacifies vata
- Cinnamon – warming spice, balances vata
- Clove – enhance circulation, digestion and metabolism and help counter stomach disorders such as gas, bloating and nausea.
- Ginger – Traditional ayurveda recommends ginger for joint pain, motion sickness and to prepare the digestive tract to
- facilitate better absorption of nutrients and better elimination of wastes.
- Nutmeg – natural sleep aid, improves digestion, pacifying for vata
What is your favourite way to keep vata balanced for the Autumn season?
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