ALMOND OIL HERBAL OIL (PRUNUS DULCIS)Emollient best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Combats dry and irritated Vata/Pitta skin conditions. Almond oil's fine texture won't leave your skin feeling greasy or block your pores.
Sweet Almond Oil Profile
Botanical Name- Prunus dulcis
Extraction- Expeller pressed/Partially Refined
Shelf life- 2 years recommended
Kosher Certified- No
Notes- Stores well under any condition but extreme heat will lessen the shelf life. This variety of Almond oil is slightly darker in color and richer in scent when compared to what is currently being offered on the market because of its partially refined nature. For cosmetic use only.
Odor- Faint and characteristic
Free Fatty Acids- 0.06
Peroxide Value- 0.5
Iodine Value- 102
Specific Gravity- 0.913
This product is exceptionally rich in fatty acids.
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I use my massage oil?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Almond Oil
See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.
Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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ABOUT OILY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
In Ayurveda, oily refers to anything moistening. More specifically, oily refers to building substances that increases fat, or are themselves fatty. For example, sugar is Oily.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Almond Oil
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.
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A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
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An herb that is capable of preventing liver damage. Many hepatoprotectives work via antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Herbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Almond Oil
Eggs has these Actions in Common
Emollient, Nutritive, Hair-growth-tonic, Skin-tonic, Builds-semen, Muscle-tonic, Tonic
Almonds has these Actions in Common
Builds-semen, Muscle-tonic, Tonic, General-laxative, Nutritive, Muscle-relaxant, Skin-tonic
Sesame Oil has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Hair-growth-tonic, Skin-tonic, Builds-semen, Muscle-tonic, Tonic, Emollient
Ghee has these Actions in Common
Builds-semen, Muscle-tonic, Emollient, Nutritive, General-laxative, Tonic
Coconut Oil has these Actions in Common
Emollient, Skin-tonic, Hair-growth-tonic, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive
Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Skin-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Tonic, Builds-semen, Nutritive
Tahini has these Actions in Common
Builds-semen, Nutritive, General-laxative, Skin-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Tonic
Grape has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Nervine, Builds-semen, Nutritive, General-laxative, Tonic
Honey has these Actions in Common
Muscle-tonic, Emollient, Nutritive, General-laxative, Tonic
Jackfruit has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Builds-semen, Tonic, Muscle-tonic
Beets has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, General-laxative, Skin-tonic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Almond Oil
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Hair-growth-tonic, Hepatoprotective, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Builds-semen
Bala has these Actions in Common
Builds-semen, Immune-stimulant, Muscle-tonic, Nervine, Nutritive, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Muscle-tonic, Nervine, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Hepatoprotective, Immune-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Builds-semen, Muscle-relaxant, Muscle-tonic, Nervine, Nutritive, Tonic
Vata Massage Oil
Vata Massage Oil has these Actions in Common
Emollient, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Tonic
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, General-laxative, Immune-stimulant, Muscle-tonic
Gokshura has these Actions in Common
Builds-semen, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Tonic
Bhringaraj has these Actions in Common
Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Hair-growth-tonic, Hepatoprotective, Nervine, Skin-tonic
Bala Taila has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Muscle-relaxant, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive, Tonic
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in Common
Emollient, Muscle-relaxant, Muscle-tonic, Nervine, Tonic
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Almond Oil may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.