ANANTAMUL HERBAL POWDER (HEMIDESMUS INDICUS)Clears pitta from the circulatory, urinary and reproductive system.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
A pitta-balancing herb that supports proper function of the genitourinary system and promotes healthy skin.*
- Supports proper function of the kidneys and urinary tract*
- Maintains healthy skin and a clear complexion*
- Removes natural toxins from the blood*
- Cleanses excess pitta from the body and mind*
- Rasa (taste): sweet, bitter
- Virya (action): cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effect): sweet
- Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for all doshas, especially good for pitta
Anantamul, literally 'the eternal root' in Sanskrit, is a thin creeping plant with long, red spreading roots and a sweet, aromatic odor. Its Hindi name, Sugandhi, means 'the fragrant one'. Anantamul's color and spreading quality suggest its affinity for the circulatory system and the blood. It spreads throughout the body, cooling and removing excess pitta in the digestive tract, joints, nerves and reproductive system. As a pitta reducer it is used to support proper function of the genitourinary system. Also called Indian Sarsaparilla, it cools the urinary tract, alleviating burning sensation during urination. It promotes healthy skin and a clear complexion. Anantamul is said to promote the production of breast milk in women and support the healthy production of sperm and testosterone in men. Its pitta-reducing qualities extend beyond the body as it is traditionally used to cleanse the mind of negative emotions such as anger and irritability.*
SUGGESTED USE1/4-1/2 tsp 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Anantamul
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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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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 BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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
Kidney Bladder Urinary, Energy Vitality
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Anantamul
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.
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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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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An 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.
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Herbs 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.
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An herb that tonifies and strengthens the urinary system. These can be helpful for urinary incontinence or improving function after a urinary tract infection. They can also strengthen the bladder to ward off a urinary tract infection.
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An herb that promotes fertility. Generally used by women who wish to become pregnant. These herbs may also help with menstrual problems of deficiency, such as amenorrhea (lack of a period).
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An herb that tonifies and strengthens the uterus. Helpful for menstrual difficulties and fertility. Often herbs that increase ojas, but also circulation to reproductive system.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Anantamul
Dates (dried) has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Galactagogue, Uterine-tonic, Blood-tonic, Promotes-fertility, Diuretic, Tonic
Grape has these Actions in Common
Brain-tonic, Tonic, Alterative, Builds-semen, Uterine-tonic, Blood-tonic, Diuretic
Stinging Nettles has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Galactagogue, Urinary-tonic, Blood-tonic, Kidney-tonic, Diuretic, Tonic
Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Promotes-fertility, Builds-semen, Skin-tonic, Galactagogue, Tonic
Tahini has these Actions in Common
Galactagogue, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Promotes-fertility, Builds-semen, Skin-tonic
Sesame Oil has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Promotes-fertility, Builds-semen, Skin-tonic, Galactagogue, Tonic
Carrot has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Skin-tonic, Detoxicant, Tonic, Alterative, Diuretic
Saffron has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Galactagogue, Diaphoretic, Skin-tonic, Blood-tonic, Diuretic
Flower / Bee Pollen
Flower / Bee Pollen has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Promotes-fertility, Detoxicant, Tonic, Diuretic
Alfalfa Sprouts has these Actions in Common
Urinary-tonic, Diuretic, Blood-tonic, Galactagogue, Detoxicant
Coriander Seed has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Diaphoretic, Brain-tonic, Diuretic, Detoxicant
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Anantamul
Gokshura has these Actions in Common
Urinary-tonic, Alterative, Uterine-tonic, Builds-semen, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Promotes-fertility, Skin-tonic, Tonic
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Tonic, Urinary-tonic, Alterative, Uterine-tonic, Blood-tonic, Brain-tonic, Builds-semen, Diuretic, Galactagogue
Vidari has these Actions in Common
Promotes-fertility, Tonic, Urinary-tonic, Uterine-tonic, Alterative, Builds-semen, Diuretic, Galactagogue
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Blood-tonic, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Skin-tonic, Uterine-tonic
Saw Palmetto has these Actions in Common
Galactagogue, Kidney-tonic, Promotes-fertility, Tonic, Urinary-tonic, Uterine-tonic, Diuretic
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Blood-tonic, Builds-semen, Diuretic, Kidney-tonic, Tonic, Urinary-tonic
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Brain-tonic, Builds-semen, Detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Tonic, Alterative, Blood-tonic
Horsetail has these Actions in Common
Kidney-tonic, Skin-tonic, Urinary-tonic, Detoxicant, Diuretic
Ashokarishta - Menstrual Tonic
Ashokarishta - Menstrual Tonic has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Blood-tonic, Diuretic, Promotes-fertility, Uterine-tonic
Shatavari has these Actions in Common
Promotes-fertility, Tonic, Uterine-tonic, Builds-semen, Galactagogue
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Anantamul 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.