GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM)This powerful immune tonic will make you sweat out any cold or flu! Also shown to lower blood pressure.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
This powerful immune tonic will make you sweat out any cold or flu! Also shown to lower blood pressure.
SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Garlic
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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 EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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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 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 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
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Garlic
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 increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
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Stimulant laxatives induce bowel movements by stimulating peristaltic movement (the contraction of smooth muscle in the intestines). They are effective when used on a short-term basis. On a long-term basis, they can create dependency. Aka irritant laxativ
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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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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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Fibrosis of an organ is often a progressive leading to organ failure (i.e lungs, liver, kidney). While vulneraries usually help restore collagen, antifibrotic herbs often clear collagen. Aka fibrinolytic.
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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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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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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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Reduces inflammation and allergen reactivity by restoring epithelial barrier function. Repairs tight cell junction in leaky gut, interstitial cystitis, eczema, asthma, etc.
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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 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.
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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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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Garlic
Garlic has these Actions in Common
Repairs-membrane, Stomachic, Antiemetic, Antimicrobial, Anxiolytic, Calcium-channel-blocker, Diaphoretic, Galactagogue, Irritates-throat, Sedative, Vasodilator, Antifibrotic, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Cholagogue, Diuretic, General-laxative, Makes-you-tired, Stimulant-laxative, Vulnerary, Alterative, Antifungal, Antiviral, Blood-thinner, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Hypotensive
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Stimulant-laxative, Vulnerary, Antifibrotic, Antiviral, Calcium-channel-blocker, Diuretic, Hypotensive, Stomachic, Antifungal, Aphrodisiac, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Repairs-membrane, Vasodilator, Antimicrobial, Blood-thinner, Diaphoretic
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Antifibrotic, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Antifungal, Anxiolytic, Diaphoretic, Antiemetic, Antimicrobial, Aphrodisiac, Expectorant
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Antifibrotic, Antispasmodic, Cholagogue, Vulnerary, Antifungal, Blood-thinner, Detoxicant, Alterative, Antimicrobial, Calcium-channel-blocker, Vasodilator
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Antifungal, Calcium-channel-blocker, Expectorant, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Galactagogue, Antiemetic, Aphrodisiac, Diaphoretic, Hypotensive
Dill has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Stomachic, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Vasodilator, Antimicrobial, Diaphoretic, Galactagogue
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Vulnerary, Alterative, Blood-thinner, General-laxative, Antifungal, Cholagogue, Stimulant-laxative
Saffron has these Actions in Common
Blood-thinner, Diuretic, Stomachic, Anxiolytic, Detoxicant, Galactagogue, Aphrodisiac, Diaphoretic, Sedative
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Antiemetic, Calcium-channel-blocker, Hypotensive, Antifibrotic, Detoxicant, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Galactagogue, Vasodilator
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Galactagogue, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Stomachic, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Vulnerary, Aphrodisiac, Diaphoretic
Tarragon has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Blood-thinner, Diaphoretic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Garlic
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Alterative, Diuretic, Antifungal, Stomachic, Antimicrobial, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Vulnerary, Blood-thinner, Cholagogue, Detoxicant
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Expectorant, Antifungal, Sedative, Antimicrobial, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Anxiolytic, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic
Kushta has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Expectorant, Hypotensive, Vasodilator, Antimicrobial, Vulnerary, Antiviral, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic
Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Alterative, Vulnerary, Antifungal
Ginkgo has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Alterative, Antifibrotic, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Blood-thinner, Diuretic, Hypotensive
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Expectorant, General-laxative, Vulnerary
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, General-laxative, Vulnerary
Angelica has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Hypotensive, Stomachic, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Blood-thinner, Calcium-channel-blocker, Diaphoretic
Motherwort has these Actions in Common
Antifibrotic, Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Hypotensive, Vulnerary, Alterative
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Galactagogue, Sedative, Vulnerary, Alterative
Blue Vervain has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Sedative, Alterative, Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Cholagogue
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Garlic 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.