ELECAMPANE (INULA HELENIUM)Famous expectorant and antiseptic supporting any respiratory condition which produces copious mucus discharge.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Elecampane is a famous expectorant and antiseptic supporting any respiratory condition which produces copious mucus discharge. The inulin in elecampagne coats and soothes bronchial passages, especially effective in swollen, inflamed bronchial tubes associated with asthma. Elecampagne reduces cleanses and thins lung congestion. It relaxes smooth muscle tissue of the trachea, quelling a cough. Volatile oils stimulate circulation while saponins quicken expulsion of mucus from the lungs.
It's bitter taste stimulates appetite and digestion, while it relaxes smooth muscle tissue of the digestive tract.
The Ayurvedic relative of elecampagne is called pushkaramool.
SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
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Biocharacteristics of Elecampane
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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 GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
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ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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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 ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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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 PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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
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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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Elecampane
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.
Sedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.
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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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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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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 increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
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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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A herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used topically as a hemostatic to stop bleeding, or to reduce secretions.
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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.
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Used to induce labor when labor is stalled due to weak or ineffective contractions. Includes both stimulants and oxytocic parturients.
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Analgesic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Antiseptic, Diaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Bronchodilator, Digestive, Stimulates-energy
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Analgesic, Digestive, Lung-tonic, Bronchodilator, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antitussive, Digestive, Lung-tonic, Brain-tonic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Expectorant
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Expectorant, Anthelminthic, Digestive, Brain-tonic, Diuretic, Alterative, Diaphoretic
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Anthelminthic, Digestive, Antitussive, Expectorant, Analgesic, Bronchodilator, Stimulates-energy
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Antitussive, Digestive, Bronchodilator, Lung-tonic, Analgesic, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Lung-tonic, Anthelminthic, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Bronchodilator, Expectorant
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Anthelminthic, Bronchodilator, Sedative, Antitussive, Diuretic, Brain-tonic, Lung-tonic
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Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Diuretic, Lung-tonic, Alterative, Stimulates-energy, Antipoisonous, Antitussive, Bronchodilator
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Sedative
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Analgesic, Antipoisonous, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant
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Digestive, Immune-stimulant, Alterative, Analgesic, Antipoisonous, Antiseptic, Diaphoretic
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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
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Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Alterative
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Digestive, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Cardiac-stimulant
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam
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Antitussive, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Expectorant, Immune-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Alterative
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Elecampane 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.
CONTRAINDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Elecampane may be harmful or contraindicated for these symptoms.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.