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AYURVEDIC HERB SUPPLEMENTS

Cereus, Night Blooming Cactus (SELENICEREUS GRANDIFLORIS)

Heart tonic that relaxes nerves.

How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Selenicerus grandiflora (Night blooming Cactus (Cerueus steam) is a traditional herb to reduce an enlarged heart prone to arrhythmia.

SUGGESTED USE

1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines

Biocharacteristics of Cereus, Night Blooming Cactus

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). 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.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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TASTES
Taste Help

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?

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

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 (doshas), 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.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Affinity: Heart Circulation Blood
Family: Cactaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Cereus, Night Blooming Cactus
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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.

Antidepressant

ANTIDEPRESSANT

Herbs that lift feelings of depression, benefit the mind and improve mental function.

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Brain Tonic

BRAIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens the brain and thereby enhances memory or other cognitive functions and improves mental stamina or stability.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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Cardiac Tonic

STRONG CARDIAC-TONIC

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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Diuretic

DIURETIC

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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Cereus, Night Blooming Cactus

Rosemary

Rosemary has these Actions in Common

Brain-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Antidepressant, Cardiac-tonic

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Cardiac-stimulant, Cardiac-tonic

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Cardiac-tonic, Diuretic

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Stevia

Stevia has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Antidepressant, Brain-tonic

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Sorghum Flour

Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common

Brain-tonic, Diuretic, Antidepressant

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Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Brain-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant

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Green Tea

Green Tea has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant

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Saffron

Saffron has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-tonic, Diuretic, Antidepressant

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Basil

Basil has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Cardiac-stimulant, Cardiac-tonic

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Avocado

Avocado has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Diuretic

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Cereus, Night Blooming Cactus

Ginkgo

Ginkgo has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Brain-tonic, Cardiac-tonic, Diuretic

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Brahmi - Bacopa

Brahmi - Bacopa has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-tonic, Antidepressant, Brain-tonic

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Rhodiola

Rhodiola has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Brain-tonic, Cardiac-tonic

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic

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Hawthorne Berry & Flower

Hawthorne Berry & Flower has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Cardiac-tonic, Diuretic

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Elecampane

Elecampane has these Actions in Common

Brain-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Cardiac-tonic

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Cardiac-tonic

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Motherwort

Motherwort has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Cardiac-tonic, Diuretic

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Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Cereus, Night Blooming Cactus 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.

HERB DRUG INTERACTION RISK

Here are some potential herb drug interactions. Please see your health care provider for more information.
  • Antidepressant: Do not combine with antihistamines.
  • Cardiac-tonic: Caution when taking alongside cardiac pharmaceuticals. Inotropic herbs (that affect heart contractile strength) may interact with digoxin.
  • Diuretic: Diuretics may clear pharmaceutical drugs more quickly, lowering the effect.

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