COLTSFOOT HERBAL POWDER (TUSSILAGO FARFARA)Coats the throat useful in cough and irritation.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Contains hepatotoxic alkaloids, avoid if pregnant, nursing, in babies, or have a liver disease.
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
||How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Coltsfoot
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 GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
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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 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.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Coltsfoot
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.
Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
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Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
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Strengthens the lungs. Lung tonics include antifibrotic, vessel tonic, or nourishing herbs with an affinity for the lungs. They aid recovery in acute or chronic lung conditions.
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Toxicity: Moderate - Not for long term use.
Foods with a Similar Nature to Coltsfoot
Honey has these Actions in Common
Antitussive, Expectorant, Demulcent, Soothes-throat, Emollient
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
Soothes-throat, Demulcent, Emollient, Anti-inflammatory
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Immune-calming, Antitussive, Lung-tonic
Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Lung-tonic, Antitussive, Demulcent
Caraway Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antitussive, Immune-calming, Lung-tonic
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in Common
Immune-calming, Lung-tonic, Expectorant
Cassava Root / Yuca
Cassava Root / Yuca has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent
Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common
Lung-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Expectorant
Lemon has these Actions in Common
Antitussive, Emollient, Expectorant
Basil has these Actions in Common
Immune-calming, Lung-tonic, Anti-inflammatory
Stinging Nettles has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Immune-calming, Lung-tonic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Coltsfoot
Licorice Ghee (9oz)
Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Immune-calming, Lung-tonic, Soothes-throat, Anti-inflammatory, Antitussive, Demulcent
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antitussive, Demulcent, Expectorant, Immune-calming, Lung-tonic, Soothes-throat
Mullein has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antitussive, Demulcent, Emollient, Lung-tonic, Soothes-throat
Inhale Steam has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antitussive, Demulcent, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Soothes-throat
Humidifier has these Actions in Common
Antitussive, Demulcent, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Soothes-throat
Comfrey Root has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Emollient, Lung-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Antitussive
Plantain Leaf has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Immune-calming, Anti-inflammatory, Antitussive, Demulcent
Marshmallow Root Powder
Marshmallow Root Powder has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Emollient, Immune-calming
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Expectorant, Immune-calming, Lung-tonic
Sitopaladi has these Actions in Common
Antitussive, Expectorant, Immune-calming
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Coltsfoot 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.