School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion

School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion

Joyful Belly Menu

AYURVEDIC HERB SUPPLEMENTS

Cold Shower / Bath

A cold shower raises dopamine levels and refreshes the system, improving motivation and energy levels.

How Does This Ayurvedic Home Remedy Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

A cold shower raises dopamine levels and refreshes the system, improving motivation and energy levels.

SUGGESTED USE

Please follow label or as directed by your practitioner.

Biocharacteristics of Cold Shower / Bath

See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.
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.

Learn More

MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MOBILE

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.

Learn More

PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Moves Energy:
Upward

UPWARD

Upward-moving substances (Urdvha Gati Marga) include anything stimulating or activating, or that move upward in the body.

SEE ALL 'UPWARD' FOODS / HERBS

HERBAL ACTIONS
(see all)

Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Cold Shower / Bath
Help
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.

Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

SEE ALL 'WAKES-YOU-UP' FOODS / HERBS

,
Antidepressant

ANTIDEPRESSANT

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

SEE ALL 'ANTIDEPRESSANT' FOODS / HERBS

,
Dopaminergic

DOPAMINERGIC

Dopamine lifts mood, but also reduces prolactin, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and lutenizing hormone (LH).

SEE ALL 'DOPAMINERGIC' FOODS / HERBS

,
Nerve Stimulant

NERVE-STIMULANT

Provide short lived stimulation of the nervous system.

SEE ALL 'NERVE-STIMULANT' FOODS / HERBS

Refreshing

REFRESHING

Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.

SEE ALL 'REFRESHING' FOODS / HERBS

,
Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

SEE ALL 'STIMULATES-ENERGY' FOODS / HERBS

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.

SEE ALL 'CARDIAC-STIMULANT' FOODS / HERBS

,
Reduces Secretions

REDUCES-SECRETIONS

Stops discharges & secretions (examples include sweat, vaginal discharge, diarrhea, urinary, nasal, etc). Commonly astringent or cooling remedies.

SEE ALL 'REDUCES-SECRETIONS' FOODS / HERBS

Foods with a Similar Nature to Cold Shower / Bath

Green Tea

Green Tea has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Refreshing, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Nerve-stimulant, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Stevia

Stevia has these Actions in Common

Nerve-stimulant, Antidepressant, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Mint

Mint has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Stimulates-energy, Dopaminergic, Wakes-you-up, Refreshing

LEARN MORE

Ajwain

Ajwain has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Wakes-you-up, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

LEARN MORE

Coffee

Coffee has these Actions in Common

Nerve-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Antidepressant, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Wakes-you-up, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

LEARN MORE

Rosemary

Rosemary has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Nerve-stimulant

LEARN MORE

Yerba Mate Blend

Yerba Mate Blend has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Nerve-stimulant, Stimulates-energy

LEARN MORE

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant

LEARN MORE

Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Orange

Orange has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Cold Shower / Bath

Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Nerve-stimulant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

LEARN MORE

Vacha (Calamus, Sweet Flag)

Vacha (Calamus, Sweet Flag) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Nerve-stimulant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant

LEARN MORE

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Nerve-stimulant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

LEARN MORE

Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

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

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Nerve-stimulant

LEARN MORE

Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Nerve-stimulant, Refreshing

LEARN MORE

Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Nerve-stimulant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

LEARN MORE

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

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

Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Long inhale, short exhale

Long inhale, short exhale has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Laughter / Humor

Laughter / Humor has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Cardiac-stimulant, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Bitter Orange Peel

Bitter Orange Peel has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE


Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Cold Shower / Bath 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.
  • Nerve-stimulant: Avoid combining with sedatives such as alcohol, etc.

Reviews for Cold Shower / Bath

blank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewSign in to rate this remedy
Satisfaction Guarantee

Join Joyful Belly.

Want our top Ayurvedic recipes and health tips?
Subscribe to our free newsletter!
If you are already a member please sign in here. Forgot your password?
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information and products on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

© 2024 Joyful Belly Ayurveda Inc., All rights reserved.
Asheville, North Carolina
1