CHITRAK HERBAL POWDER (PLUMBAGO ZEYLANICA)
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Chitrak is a powerful heating herb that is traditionally used to enkindle the digestive fire, support healthy metabolism and remove natural toxins from the intestines. An excellent herb for reducing kapha, it is commonly used as a primary ingredient in weight management formulas. Chitrak supports the proper function of the liver and the healthy digestion of fat and sugars. It helps energize the body naturally by promoting healthy digestion and the proper absorption and assimilation of nutrients. For those with kapha constitutions, Chitrak is also a good herb for supporting healthy joints and balanced body fluid levels.
- Supports proper digestion and a healthy body weight
- Supports optimal weight management
- Supports proper function of the liver and the healthy digestion of fat
- Strengthens the digestive fire
- Supports proper absorption of nutrients
SUGGESTED USE1/4 to 1/2 tsp in warm water, 1 - 2 times a day or as directed by your practitioner.
||How should I take my herbs?
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Biocharacteristics of Chitrak
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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 MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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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 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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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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 Chitrak
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.
Foods with a Similar Nature to Chitrak
Carob has these Actions in Common
Vanilla Extract has these Actions in Common
Vanilla Bean has these Actions in Common
Black Salt (Kala Namak)
Black Salt (Kala Namak) has these Actions in Common
Lime Zest has these Actions in Common
Chicory Root has these Actions in Common
Mustard has these Actions in Common
Curry Leaves has these Actions in Common
Curry Powder has these Actions in Common
Brazil Nut has these Actions in Common
Jalapenos has these Actions in Common
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Chitrak
Bitter Orange Peel
Bitter Orange Peel has these Actions in Common
Saw Palmetto has these Actions in Common
Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common
Belly breathing has these Actions in Common
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Digestive Enzyme has these Actions in Common
Kanchanar Guggulu has these Actions in Common
Probiotic Food & Herbs
Probiotic Food & Herbs has these Actions in Common
Hingvastak Churna has these Actions in Common
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Chitrak 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.