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AYURVEDIC HERB SUPPLEMENTS

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

Origin- USA

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.


Specifications


Color- Golden

Odor- Faint and characteristic

Free Fatty Acids- 0.06

Peroxide Value- 0.5

Non-Saponifiables- 0.6

Saponification Value-192

Iodine Value- 102

Specific Gravity- 0.913

pH- 4.63


Fatty Acids


This product is exceptionally rich in fatty acids.

Oleic- 57.5%

Palmitic- 5.6%

Linoleic- 22.8%

Linolenic- 0.1%

Stearic- 2.5%

SUGGESTED USE

Please follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Almond Oil

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). 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.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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OILY

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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TASTES
Taste Help

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?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

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 (doshas), 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.

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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Family: Rosaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Almond Oil
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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.

General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Nervine

NERVINE

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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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Tonic

TONIC

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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Emollient

EMOLLIENT

Soothes & softens the skin. Often a topical demulcent or oil.

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Skin Tonic

SKIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Immune Stimulant

IMMUNE-STIMULANT

Stimulates and strengthens the immune system. Helpful when fighting off a cold or flu.

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Hepatoprotective

HEPATOPROTECTIVE

An herb that is capable of preventing liver damage. Many hepatoprotectives work via antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Builds Semen

BUILDS-SEMEN

Herbs that increase the production of semen, often by rebuilding fluids in general.

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Hair Growth Tonic

HAIR-GROWTH-TONIC

An herb or formula that encourages healthy hair growth.

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Muscle Relaxant

MUSCLE-RELAXANT

Herbs that relax muscles. Helpful for chronic pain or tension as well as healing from physical trauma.

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Muscle Tonic

MUSCLE-TONIC

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

Almonds

Almonds has these Actions in Common

Nervine, Tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Nutritive, Builds-semen, Muscle-tonic, Skin-tonic, General-laxative

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Eggs

Eggs has these Actions in Common

Emollient, Nutritive, Hair-growth-tonic, Skin-tonic, Builds-semen, Muscle-tonic, Tonic

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Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil has these Actions in Common

Hair-growth-tonic, Skin-tonic, Builds-semen, Muscle-tonic, Tonic, Emollient, Nutritive

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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil has these Actions in Common

Emollient, Skin-tonic, Hair-growth-tonic, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive

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Ghee

Ghee has these Actions in Common

Emollient, Nutritive, General-laxative, Tonic, Builds-semen, Muscle-tonic

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Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common

Builds-semen, Nutritive, General-laxative, Skin-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Tonic

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Tahini

Tahini has these Actions in Common

Builds-semen, Nutritive, General-laxative, Skin-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Tonic

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Grape

Grape has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Nervine, Builds-semen, Nutritive

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Beets

Beets has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Muscle-relaxant, General-laxative, Nutritive, Hepatoprotective, Skin-tonic

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Honey

Honey has these Actions in Common

Muscle-tonic, Emollient, Nutritive, General-laxative, Tonic

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Jackfruit

Jackfruit has these Actions in Common

Muscle-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Builds-semen, Tonic

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Almond Oil

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Builds-semen, General-laxative, Hair-growth-tonic, Hepatoprotective, Nutritive, Skin-tonic

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Bala

Bala has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Builds-semen, Immune-stimulant, Muscle-tonic, Nervine

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Eleuthero Ginseng

Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common

Immune-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant, Muscle-tonic, Nervine, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Hepatoprotective

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Muscle-tonic, Nervine, Nutritive, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Builds-semen, Muscle-relaxant

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Vata Massage Oil

Vata Massage Oil has these Actions in Common

Emollient, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Tonic

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common

Immune-stimulant, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, General-laxative

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Gokshura

Gokshura has these Actions in Common

Skin-tonic, Tonic, Builds-semen, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Nutritive

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Bhringaraj

Bhringaraj has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Hair-growth-tonic, Hepatoprotective, Nervine, Skin-tonic, Tonic

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Bala Taila

Bala Taila has these Actions in Common

Muscle-relaxant, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory

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Balarishta- Vitality Tonic

Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in Common

Tonic, Emollient, Muscle-relaxant, Muscle-tonic, Nervine

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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.

HERB DRUG INTERACTION RISK

Here are some potential herb drug interactions. Please see your health care provider for more information.
  • Hepatoprotective: Anything that strengthens or cleanses the liver can clear drugs mroe quickly, requiring a higher dose.
  • Muscle-relaxant: Do not combine muscle relaxants with antihistamines.

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