ANGELICA (ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA)Clears and stimulates the lungs.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Clears and stimulates the lungs.
SUGGESTED USE10-15 drops on tongue 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Angelica
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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 CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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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 PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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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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
Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Angelica
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.
An herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
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Anticholinergic herbs block the action of acetylecholine. This affecgs many systems of the body, including relaxing smooth muscle spasms and dilating bronchial tubes. Many anticholinergic herbs are nightshades that can be fatal if used incorrectly.
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Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
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Strengthens the lungs. Lung tonics include antifibrotic, vessel tonic, or nourishing herbs with an affinity for the lungs. They aid recovery in acute or chronic lung conditions.
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An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.
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An herb that inhibits clotting, dissolves clots, thins the blood, or destroys platelets, therefore reducing the tendency of blood to form clots. They are useful in cardiovascular disease, clots, and stroke. Aka anticoagulant.
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A 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.
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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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Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.
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Oxytocin stimulates uterine contractions, and prepares the uterus for labor. It has a vasoconstricting effect. Emotionally, it is tribal.
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Used to induce labor when labor is stalled due to weak or ineffective contractions. Includes both stimulants and oxytocic parturients.
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Herbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.
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Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Angelica
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Anticarcinogenic, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Hypolipidemic, Antioxidant, Blood-thinner, Emmenagogue, Immune-calming, Analgesic, Antiplatelet, Calcium-channel-blocker, Hepatoprotective, Vasodilator
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Hypotensive, Stomachic, Calcium-channel-blocker, Hepatoprotective, Lung-tonic, Vasodilator, Antiplatelet, Decongestant, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
Antiplatelet, Calcium-channel-blocker, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Blood-thinner, Decongestant, Hypolipidemic, Stomachic, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Hypotensive, Vasodilator
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Anticarcinogenic, Decongestant, Emmenagogue, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Immune-calming, Vasodilator, Analgesic, Bronchodilator, Digestive, Stimulates-energy
Sage has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Emmenagogue, Immune-stimulant, Analgesic, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Stimulant-parturient, Bronchodilator, Digestive, Immune-calming, Stimulates-energy
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Immune-calming, Vasodilator, Bronchodilator, Digestive, Lung-tonic, Decongestant, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Analgesic, Decongestant, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Lung-tonic
Nigella (black cumin)
Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common
Anticarcinogenic, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Hypotensive, Vasodilator, Analgesic, Diaphoretic, Immune-stimulant
Caraway Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Immune-calming, Stomachic, Bronchodilator, Lung-tonic, Vasodilator, Analgesic, Digestive, Stimulates-energy
Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Digestive, Lung-tonic, Decongestant, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Blood-thinner, Diaphoretic, Immune-stimulant
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy, Analgesic, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Calcium-channel-blocker, Digestive, Hypotensive
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Angelica
Dong Quai has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Hypolipidemic, Blood-thinner, Hypotensive, Bronchodilator, Immune-calming, Analgesic, Calcium-channel-blocker, Stimulant-parturient, Anticarcinogenic, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Anticholinergic, Emmenagogue, Vasodilator, Antioxidant, Expectorant, Antiplatelet, Hepatoprotective
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Hypolipidemic, Immune-calming, Lung-tonic, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Bronchodilator, Stomachic, Decongestant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Digestive, Expectorant, Hepatoprotective, Hypolipidemic, Hypotensive, Analgesic, Immune-stimulant, Anticarcinogenic, Stimulates-energy
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Immune-calming, Stimulates-energy, Analgesic, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic
Elecampane has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Expectorant, Immune-stimulant, Lung-tonic, Stimulant-parturient, Analgesic, Stimulates-energy, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic
Ginkgo has these Actions in Common
Immune-calming, Vasodilator, Antioxidant, Antiplatelet, Blood-thinner, Bronchodilator, Hepatoprotective, Hypolipidemic, Hypotensive
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Immune-stimulant, Oxytocic, Stomachic, Vasodilator, Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Blood-thinner, Diaphoretic, Immune-calming
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Digestive, Hypolipidemic, Hypotensive, Lung-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Antioxidant, Vasodilator
Osha has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Immune-calming, Antiplatelet, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diaphoretic
Pushkaramoola has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Hypotensive, Immune-calming, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Emmenagogue
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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Angelica 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.