ECHINACEA (ECHINACEA PURPUREA)A famous immune tonic and stimulant. Take it when others around you are getting sick to stave it off, or to help you recover from bacterial colds and flus.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
In skin care, echinacea is antimicrobial and is especially indicated for boils. As an antivenom, Echinacea stops the breakdown of hyaluronic acid in the case of a snakebite.
SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Echinacea
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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 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 MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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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 PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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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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
Acrid taste is a combination of bitter and pungent tastes. Example include radish, turnip, and coffee.
SEE ALL 'ACRID' FOODS / HERBS
Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.
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Immune System, Respiratory Health
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Echinacea
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.
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An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
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Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Helpful in infections and for those with weak immune systems.
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Herbs that inhibit the development of viral infections. Antivirals also can be found in essential oils of some herbs, such as eucalyptus oil.
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An antidote for a poison. Many anti-poisonous herbs draw out a poison and are good for insect bites. Others help burn it up.
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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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Echinacea
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Analgesic, Antipoisonous, Digestive, Antibacterial, Burns-toxins, Vulnerary
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Analgesic, Antipoisonous, Digestive, Antibacterial, Burns-toxins, Vulnerary, Alterative, Antimicrobial
Tarragon has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antipoisonous, Diaphoretic, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant
Sage has these Actions in Common
Antipyretic, Detoxicant, Immune-stimulant, Antiseptic, Diaphoretic, Vulnerary, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Diaphoretic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antibacterial, Detoxicant, Vulnerary
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Diaphoretic, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antibacterial, Detoxicant
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Antiviral
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antibacterial, Detoxicant, Antimicrobial, Diaphoretic
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Antiseptic, Diaphoretic
Safflower has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Diaphoretic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Detoxicant, Vulnerary
Coriander Seed has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Vulnerary, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Echinacea
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Digestive, Antibacterial, Immune-stimulant, Antimicrobial, Vulnerary, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Immune-stimulant, Alterative, Vulnerary
Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in Common
Antiviral, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Vulnerary, Alterative, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Antiseptic
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common
Antipoisonous, Antiviral, Immune-stimulant, Vulnerary, Alterative, Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial
Licorice Ghee (9oz)
Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antipoisonous, Antiviral, Immune-stimulant, Vulnerary
Elecampane has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Immune-stimulant, Alterative, Analgesic, Antipoisonous, Antiseptic, Diaphoretic
Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common
Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Detoxicant, Vulnerary, Alterative
Mugwort has these Actions in Common
Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Analgesic
Encourage a Sweat / Sweat Therapy
Encourage a Sweat / Sweat Therapy has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Immune-stimulant
Mahasudarshan has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Alterative, Antipyretic, Antiviral, Burns-toxins
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Echinacea 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.