Emetic (Vamanopaga) - Foods & Herbs List
AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON EMETICAn herb that causes vomiting and nausea.
Emetics are used to Clear Kapha (Damp thick fluids) from the blood (rasa). They often work by irritating the lining of the stomach, which then stimulates the vagus nerve. Most emetics are acrid in taste (bitter-pungent).
Emetics also stimulate saliva and mucus production, and thus serve a mucolytic and expectorant function. Emetics were once a first line treatment for mucus plugs in respiratory conditions such as emphysema. Low doses of emetics may stimulate enough nausea to induce expectoration without causing vomiting.
OTHER HERB ACTIONS AFFECTING DIGESTION
HELPFUL FOR*'Emetic' may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
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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.
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