How Can This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Make You Feel Great?
Bala is an ideal nerve tonic for Vata, but may be congestive for Kapha.
Bala contains ephedra - known as a bronchoconstrictor. Since April 12, 2004 herbs containing ephedrine alkaloids have been prohibited by the FDA for use in dietary supplements. The final rule states that it "does not affect the use of Ephedra preparations in traditional Asian medicine." Bala is an entirely different species of plant than Ephedra, but it does contain a relatively small amount of ephedrine alkaloids as do several other plants. Because of the way the final rule is written, it is currently unclear how bala may be used by practitioners of Ayurveda. It is available as a bulk powder to Ayurvedic practitioners for traditional use in external preparations.
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICS
Experiences are PersonalExperiences 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.
Here are the herbal actions of Bala:
ANALGESICRelieves or reduces feelings of pain without eliminating sensation.
NERVINEHerbs that specifically go to the nervous system and brain. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, even chronic pain.
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
TONICA 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.
DEMULCENTHerbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
VULNERARYAn herb used for the treatment of wounds (antiulcer, connective tissue tonic).
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
IMMUNE-STIMULANTStimulates and strengthens the immune system. Helpful when fighting off a cold or flu.
URINARY-TONICAn 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.
APHRODISIACHerbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
BUILDS-SEMENHerbs that increase the production of semen, often by rebuilding fluids in general.
MALE-TONICGenerally increases male reproductive strength and stamina.
PROMOTES-FERTILITYAn 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).
PROMOTES-VIRILITYEncourages virility and potency.
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Honey has these Actions in CommonMuscle-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Demulcent, Nutritive, Tonic, Male-tonic, Promotes-virility, Vulnerary
Sesame Seeds has these Actions in CommonBuilds-semen, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Builds-stamina, Promotes-fertility, Tonic, Muscle-tonic, Promotes-virility
Tahini has these Actions in CommonBuilds-stamina, Promotes-fertility, Tonic, Muscle-tonic, Promotes-virility, Builds-semen, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy
Almonds has these Actions in CommonBuilds-semen, Nutritive, Tonic, Builds-stamina, Promotes-virility, Aphrodisiac, Muscle-tonic, Stimulates-energy
Sesame Oil has these Actions in CommonMuscle-tonic, Promotes-virility, Builds-semen, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Builds-stamina, Promotes-fertility, Tonic
Stinging Nettles has these Actions in CommonBuilds-stamina, Promotes-virility, Vulnerary, Male-tonic, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Urinary-tonic
Dates (dried) has these Actions in CommonAnalgesic, Muscle-tonic, Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Nutritive, Demulcent, Promotes-fertility
Jackfruit has these Actions in CommonBuilds-semen, Nutritive, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Muscle-tonic
Almond Milk has these Actions in CommonPromotes-fertility, Demulcent, Promotes-virility, Nutritive, Tonic, Builds-semen
Eggs has these Actions in CommonMuscle-tonic, Tonic, Builds-semen, Nutritive, Builds-stamina, Promotes-virility
Buffalo Milk has these Actions in CommonBuilds-stamina, Promotes-fertility, Demulcent, Promotes-virility, Nutritive, Tonic
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Ashwagandha has these Actions in CommonBuilds-semen, Urinary-tonic, Builds-stamina, Vulnerary, Male-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Nervine, Analgesic, Nutritive, Anti-inflammatory, Promotes-virility, Aphrodisiac, Tonic
Gokshura has these Actions in CommonNervine, Nutritive, Promotes-fertility, Analgesic, Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Urinary-tonic, Builds-semen, Demulcent, Male-tonic
Shatavari has these Actions in CommonBuilds-semen, Demulcent, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive, Promotes-fertility, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Aphrodisiac
Saw Palmetto has these Actions in CommonMuscle-tonic, Nervine, Nutritive, Tonic, Urinary-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Aphrodisiac, Male-tonic
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in CommonMuscle-tonic, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Builds-stamina, Immune-stimulant
Vidari has these Actions in CommonUrinary-tonic, Aphrodisiac, Builds-semen, Demulcent, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive, Promotes-fertility, Tonic
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in CommonBuilds-stamina, Muscle-tonic, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Analgesic, Aphrodisiac
Amalaki has these Actions in CommonNutritive, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Aphrodisiac, Builds-semen
Ashwagandha Ghee has these Actions in CommonAphrodisiac, Builds-semen, Nervine, Nutritive, Promotes-virility, Tonic
Almond Oil has these Actions in CommonTonic, Anti-inflammatory, Builds-semen, Immune-stimulant, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSBala 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.
CONTRAINDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSBala may be harmful or contraindicated for these symptoms. Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.
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