BLUE VERVAIN (VERBENA HASTATA)Bitter, acrid nerve relaxant.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Bitter, acrid nerve relaxant.
SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Blue Vervain
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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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ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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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
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Blue Vervain
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.
Nerve Relaxant Grounding
Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.
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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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Herbs that help people suffering from anxiety or panic. They promote a state of calm and often improve sleep. Most anxiolytic herbs are also nervines.
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Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.
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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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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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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Blue Vervain
Chamomile has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Diaphoretic, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Emmenagogue, Sedative
Garlic has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Anxiolytic, Diuretic, Alterative, Cholagogue, Sedative
Saffron has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Nervine, Diuretic, Sedative, Anxiolytic, Emmenagogue
Lavender has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Relaxant-parturient, Anxiolytic, Sedative, Nervine
Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Anxiolytic, Sedative, Diuretic
Mint has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Dopaminergic, Anxiolytic, Nervine, Diaphoretic
Basil has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Anxiolytic, Nervine, Diaphoretic
Burdock Root (Gobo)
Burdock Root (Gobo) has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Alterative, Diuretic, Cholagogue
Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Anxiolytic, Sedative, Diuretic
Nutmeg has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Sedative, Anxiolytic, Nervine
Coriander Seed has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Alterative, Diuretic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Blue Vervain
Motherwort has these Actions in Common
Dopaminergic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Alterative, Nervine, Antidepressant, Relaxant-parturient, Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Antidepressant, Sedative, Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue
Black Cohosh has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Diaphoretic, Dopaminergic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relaxant-parturient, Sedative, Antidepressant, Antispasmodic
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Sedative, Alterative, Antidepressant, Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic
Lemon Balm has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Diaphoretic, Dopaminergic, Nervine, Relaxant-parturient, Sedative
Hops has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Nervine, Sedative, Anxiolytic, Cholagogue
Skullcap has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Sedative, Antidepressant
St. John's Wort
St. John's Wort has these Actions in Common
Dopaminergic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Antidepressant, Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic
Blue Cohosh has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Cholagogue
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Blue Vervain 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.