CLEAVERS (GALIUM APARINE)Lymphatic decongestant & refrigerant that reduces inflammation.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Lymphatic decongestant & refrigerant that reduces inflammation.
SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Cleavers
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 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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ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
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ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
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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 SALTY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Salty refers to anything with salt, or high mineral content.
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ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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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 Cleavers
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.
An herb that decongests or dislodges toxins from the body and the lymphatic, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
SEE ALL 'DETOXICANT' FOODS / HERBS
Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
SEE ALL 'DEMULCENT' FOODS / HERBS
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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An herb that inhibits clotting, dissolves clots, thins the blood, or destroys platelets, therefore reducing the tendency of blood to form clots. They are useful in cardiovascular disease, clots, and stroke. Aka anticoagulant.
SEE ALL 'ANTIPLATELET' FOODS / HERBS
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.
SEE ALL 'DIURETIC' FOODS / HERBS
Foods with a Similar Nature to Cleavers
Chickweed has these Actions in Common
Blood-thinner, Diuretic, Alterative, Demulcent, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant, Vulnerary
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Gel has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Blood-thinner, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Antilithic, Detoxicant
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera Juice has these Actions in Common
Antilithic, Detoxicant, Alterative, Blood-thinner, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent
Cilantro has these Actions in Common
Antipyretic, Diuretic, Alterative, Blood-thinner, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Vulnerary, Antilithic, Detoxicant, Antipyretic
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant, Antiplatelet, Vulnerary, Alterative, Blood-thinner
Cucumber has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Antilithic, Refrigerant, Detoxicant
Burdock Root (Gobo)
Burdock Root (Gobo) has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Detoxicant, Alterative, Diuretic
Tarragon has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, Antiplatelet, Diuretic, Blood-thinner
Hibiscus has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Refrigerant, Blood-thinner, Vulnerary, Diuretic
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Blood-thinner, Alterative, Detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Cleavers
Cornsilk has these Actions in Common
Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Demulcent, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Refrigerant
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diuretic, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Blood-thinner
Red Clover has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diuretic, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Demulcent
Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common
Refrigerant, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Blood-thinner, Detoxicant
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Blood-thinner, Detoxicant
Punarnavadi Guggulu Tablets
Punarnavadi Guggulu Tablets has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Blood-thinner, Demulcent, Detoxicant, Diuretic
Horsetail has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Demulcent, Detoxicant
Arjuna has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Diuretic, Refrigerant, Vulnerary
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Refrigerant, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic, Detoxicant
Red Root has these Actions in Common
Antipyretic, Blood-thinner, Refrigerant, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Cleavers 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.