Elements: Ether, Air
Increase: Vata and Pitta
Found in the Bitter taste
Balanced by Gooey, Heavy, Oily, Sweet
Action: pacifies, opens the body channels, clears the body and mind and enhances clarity
In excess: creates isolation and Separation
Clear food has the ability to cleanse and scrape the:
- Digestive tract
- blood and lymphatic system
- Phlegm or fluid stagnation in any organ. Clear foods reduce fluids and metabolize or purge toxic buildup (Phlegm) from tissues.
- Muscle and fat tissue.
- Skin and mucous membranes. Clear foods and herbs help heal wounds.
- Phlegm which is misting the mind.
Cleansing, fasting, and an excessively light diet can indicate or create clear quality in the body. Inspiration, awe, open mindedness, disconnecting from one’s cultural heritage or homeland, divorce, travel, and grief can indicate or create clear quality in the mind.
Clear foods generally lack sweet, sticky, gooey, or oily qualities. Instead, they are bitter, sharp, warm, drying, and light.Turmeric clears the blood because it dilates blood vessels, improving circulation. Dandelion clears the blood because bitters help metabolize cholesterol, fats, and sugars. Dandelion leaves are also a diuretic, flushing water stagnation. Aloe Vera clears the digestive tract because it is a slight laxative. Mint, like many aromatic herbs, refreshes and clears the mind and respiratory tract. Lemon clears the liver and gall bladder by draining excess bile. Black pepper clears tissues by irritating them. Heat clears by purging the sweat glands.
Kapha conditions needs clear quality the most. Vata People have a natural inclination towards the clear quality, to the point of creating deficiency. The body naturally cleanses during the spring. Spring is also the season where the body needs the most help with cleansing and detoxification.
Ingredients that are Clear
Alfalfa Sprouts, Mung Bean
Aloe Vera Gel, Aloe Vera Juice, Artichoke, Celery Root, Daikon Radish, Parsnip, Radish (raw)
Arugula, Beet Greens, Cabbage, Celery Stalk, Chard, Chickweed, Dandelion Leaves, Endive, Kale, Red Leaf Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Spirulina, Watercress
Apple (cooked), Cranberry, Cranberry Juice, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Watermelon
Alcohol, Apple Cider Vinegar, Balsamic Vinegar, Coffee, Kombucha, Red Wine, Red Wine Vinegar, Sake, White Vinegar, White Wine (Dry type)
Ajuwan, Basil, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cayenne Pepper, Chamomile, Chilies, Cinnamon,, Cloves, Coriander Seed, Ginger, Cumin, Dill, Fennel Seeds, Ginger, Green Tea, Jalapenos, Lemon zest, Mint, Nigella (black cumin), Rosemary, Saffron, Salt (mineral), Turmeric