BILVA HERBAL POWDER (AEGLE MARMELOS)Supports proper function of the bowels and promotes healthy stool formation
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Supports proper function of the bowels and promotes healthy stool formation*
- Promotes healthy, solid stools*
- Dries excess Kapha and soothes the mucus membranes in the intestines*
- Promotes the healthy movement of Vata in the colon*
- Stimulates the digestive fire and eliminates natural toxins in the GI tract*
- Rasa (taste): astringent, bitter
- Virya (action): heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effect): pungent
- Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for Vata and Kapha, may increase Pitta in excess.
Bilva is an excellent herb for promoting the proper function of the bowels and healthy stool formation. Its astringent quality helps dry excess Kapha in the colon while promoting the natural binding of the stool. Bilva soothes the mucus membranes in the intestines and its heating action helps balance the downward moving energies of Vata. It also stimulates the digestive fire and eliminates natural toxins in the GI tract.*
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
||How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Bilva
See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.
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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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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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.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Bilva
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.
Stimulant laxatives induce bowel movements by stimulating peristaltic movement (the contraction of smooth muscle in the intestines). They are effective when used on a short-term basis. On a long-term basis, they can create dependency. Aka irritant laxativ
SEE ALL 'STIMULANT-LAXATIVE' FOODS / HERBS
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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Bilva
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulant-laxative
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Stimulant-laxative, General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Stimulant-laxative, Anthelminthic
Rhubarb has these Actions in Common
White Navy Bean
White Navy Bean has these Actions in Common
Kidney Beans has these Actions in Common
Fava Beans has these Actions in Common
Black Beans has these Actions in Common
Pinto Beans has these Actions in Common
Mung Bean has these Actions in Common
Butter Bean has these Actions in Common
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Bilva
Black Walnut has these Actions in Common
Anthelminthic, Stimulant-laxative, Styptic
Vidanga has these Actions in Common
Anthelminthic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulant-laxative
Bibhitaki has these Actions in Common
Stimulant-laxative, Anthelminthic, General-laxative
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Anthelminthic, General-laxative, Styptic
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar, Styptic
Castor Oil has these Actions in Common
Cascara sagrada has these Actions in Common
Senna has these Actions in Common
Gandharvahasthadi Thailam has these Actions in Common
Turkey Rhubarb has these Actions in Common
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Bilva 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.