ASHOKA HERBAL POWDER (SARACA INDICA)Bitter, pungent, cold anti-estrogenic, central nervous system depressant calms cramping. Blood cleansing diuretic, anti-inflammatory. PK-. Alterative, analgesic for menses, painful urination, etc. Astringent, light like Arjuna but colder (V+)
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Ashoka is a bitter blood cleanser and anti-estrogen utrine tonic that reduces pelvic blood congestion syndromes such as endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, and fibroids.
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Ashoka
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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 ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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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
Reproductive Health, Womens Health
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Ashoka
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.
Sedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.
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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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Strengthens and tones the heart (heart-tonic). Cardiac tonics are used to treat a wide range of heart issues from arrhythmia, to cardiac insufficiency.
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A herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used topically as a hemostatic to stop bleeding, or to reduce secretions.
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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 uterus. Helpful for menstrual difficulties and fertility. Often herbs that increase ojas, but also circulation to reproductive system.
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Reduces estrogen, which reduces thickness of the uterus endometrium, pelvic congestive disorders like fibroids, and frequently dysmenorrhea as well.
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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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Ashoka
Hibiscus has these Actions in Common
Hemostatic, Constipative, Lowers-blood-sugar, Diuretic, Styptic, Anti-inflammatory
Cranberry Juice has these Actions in Common
Constipative, Alterative, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Styptic
Cranberry has these Actions in Common
Constipative, Alterative, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Styptic
Dates (dried) has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Promotes-fertility, Analgesic, Uterine-tonic, Diuretic
Rose Petals has these Actions in Common
Hemostatic, Uterine-tonic, Promotes-fertility, Anti-inflammatory, Styptic
Poppy Seed has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Sedative, Constipative, Styptic, Muscle-relaxant
Cilantro has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Hemostatic, Anti-inflammatory, Styptic, Diuretic
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Diuretic, Anti-estrogenic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Anti-inflammatory
Stinging Nettles has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Hemostatic, Antilithic, Alterative
Kale has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Alterative, Lowers-blood-sugar, Anti-estrogenic
Burdock Root (Gobo)
Burdock Root (Gobo) has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Diuretic, Anti-estrogenic, Anti-inflammatory
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Ashoka
Ashokarishta - Menstrual Tonic
Ashokarishta - Menstrual Tonic has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Uterine-tonic, Analgesic, Anti-estrogenic, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Promotes-fertility
Gokshura has these Actions in Common
Promotes-fertility, Sedative, Uterine-tonic, Alterative, Analgesic, Antilithic, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Anti-estrogenic, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Immune-stimulant, Styptic, Alterative, Analgesic
Chastetree Berry has these Actions in Common
Promotes-fertility, Uterine-tonic, Analgesic, Anti-estrogenic, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Muscle-relaxant
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Antilithic, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Uterine-tonic, Alterative, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory
Elecampane has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Analgesic, Diuretic, Immune-stimulant, Muscle-relaxant, Sedative, Styptic
Black Cohosh has these Actions in Common
Promotes-fertility, Sedative, Uterine-tonic, Analgesic, Anti-estrogenic, Anti-inflammatory, Muscle-relaxant
Vidari has these Actions in Common
Constipative, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Promotes-fertility, Uterine-tonic, Alterative
Motherwort has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Cardiac-tonic, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Muscle-relaxant, Alterative, Analgesic
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Sedative, Uterine-tonic, Alterative, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Ashoka 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.