Friday, July 13, 2007

Balancing Stomach Acid

Pomegranate juice and pomegranate chutney help balance the acid in the stomach.

Pomegranate ChutneyUse:
Use as a spice on one food at every meal

Aids digestion and elimination without aggravating Pitta
Improves regularity of elimination
Helps control stomach acid
Helps decrease digestive gas

Dried Pomegranate seeds -- 8 teaspoons
Rock salt (or some natural salt) -- 2 teaspoons
Black pepper powder — 1/4 teaspoon
Cumin seeds -- 2 teaspoons
Citric acid (or dried lemon juice) -- 1/8 teaspoon
Pure cane sugar (Sucanat or Florida Crystals are good) -- 25 teaspoons

Grind and powder all herbs and seeds separately
Then mix the first two herbs together
Then add one herb at a time, mixing well before adding another
Produces a powdered mixture
Store in an airtight container, for up to a month

For grinding the pomegranate seeds, you will need a large grinder that can handle wet as well as dry herbs (you can find one at a gourmet cooking store)

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