About Hypolipidemic (Lekhana, Lekhaneeya) in Ayurveda
Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels.
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Herbal actions common to many herbs listed in Hypolipidemic:
DRYDry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
PUNGENTPungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
CLEARClear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
BITTERBitter is disagreeable and stimulating rejection, and a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
DIURETICHerbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
DETOXICANTAn herb that decongests, dislodges or improves metabolization of toxins from the body, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
ASTRINGENTAstringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
LOWERS-BLOOD-SUGARAn herb that lowers blood sugar.
LIGHTLightness is identified by reduced weight.
Kapha Reducing (8)
HOTHot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
COLDCold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
Pitta Reducing (8)
BLOOD-THINNERHerbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
MOBILEMobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
VASODILATORA vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
HYPOTENSIVEAn herb that lowers blood pressure.
HELPFUL FOR*'Hypolipidemic' may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his 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.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.