EPSOM SALT BATHCalming, muscle relaxing bath with epsom salts (magnesium)
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
A compress may also be used for local applications.
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
Biocharacteristics of Epsom Salt Bath
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 HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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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 PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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
Heart Circulation Blood, Respiratory Health
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Epsom Salt Bath
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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Herbs that help people suffering from anxiety or panic. They promote a state of calm and often improve sleep. Most anxiolytic herbs are also nervines.
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Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
SEE ALL 'WARMS-CHEST' FOODS / HERBS
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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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
Substances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.
SEE ALL 'REBUILD-ELECTROLYTES' FOODS / HERBS
A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
SEE ALL 'VASODILATOR' FOODS / HERBS
Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
SEE ALL 'ANTISPASMODIC' FOODS / HERBS
Foods with a Similar Nature to Epsom Salt Bath
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Flushes-membranes, Relieves-tension, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Detoxicant, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Warms-chest
Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common
Clears-sinuses, Expectorant, Warms-chest, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Mucolytic
Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Decongestant, Expectorant, Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Flushes-sinuses
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Expectorant, Warms-head, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Anxiolytic, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Mucolytic, Decongestant, Expectorant, Vasodilator
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Clears-sinuses, Muscle-relaxant, Warms-head, Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Detoxicant, Warms-chest
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Decongestant, Muscle-relaxant, Bronchodilator, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest
Basil has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Detoxicant, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Anxiolytic, Decongestant, Warms-head
Scallions (Raw) has these Actions in Common
Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Decongestant, Expectorant, Detoxicant, Vasodilator
Red Onion (raw)
Red Onion (raw) has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Flushes-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Mucolytic, Bronchodilator, Flushes-membranes, Vasodilator
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Decongestant, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Vasodilator
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Epsom Salt Bath
Hot Bath has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Expectorant, Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Flushes-membranes, Warms-head, Anxiolytic, Flushes-sinuses, Bronchodilator, Hydrotherapy, Cardiac-stimulant, Mucolytic, Clears-sinuses, Muscle-relaxant, Decongestant, Relieves-tension
Hot Shower has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Flushes-sinuses, Bronchodilator, Hydrotherapy, Cardiac-stimulant, Mucolytic, Clears-sinuses, Muscle-relaxant, Decongestant, Relieves-tension, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Expectorant, Warms-chest, Flushes-membranes, Warms-head
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Muscle-relaxant, Anxiolytic, Vasodilator, Bronchodilator, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-head, Clears-sinuses, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic
Inhale Steam has these Actions in Common
Flushes-membranes, Flushes-sinuses, Hydrotherapy, Bronchodilator, Mucolytic, Clears-sinuses, Vasodilator, Decongestant, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Warms-head, Expectorant
Hot Foot Soak
Hot Foot Soak has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Hydrotherapy
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Warms-chest, Warms-head, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator
Mustard Poultice has these Actions in Common
Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant
Chest Rub with Essential Oils
Chest Rub with Essential Oils has these Actions in Common
Mucolytic, Vasodilator, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Expectorant, Flushes-sinuses
Lobelia has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Detoxicant
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Epsom Salt 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.