GERANIUM (PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS)Brings a radiant glow when used in skin care.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
As an adrenal and gonadal tonic, geranium builds stamina and relieves depression. It is helpful in hormone deficiencies, menopause, fibrocystic breasts, and hot flashes as it reduces estrogen dominance and progesterone deficiency.
As a demulcent anti-inflammatory it is broadly useful in cosmetic applications including dry skin and acne. It aids wound healing.
Instead of acting on mucous cells, Geranium's astringency is neural. As a result, Geranium is unusual among astringents and diuretics because it does not dry out tissues.
SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Geranium
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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 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 ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.
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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
Energy Vitality, Reproductive Health,
Includes skin care, and anything that nourishes epithelial membranes (of digestive, respiratory, urinary tract, blood vessels, etc).
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Geranium
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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Stops discharges & secretions (examples include sweat, vaginal discharge, diarrhea, urinary, nasal, etc). Commonly astringent or cooling remedies.
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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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Increases estrogen, helpful in menopause. Estrogen is anabolic and increases muscle growth, bone density, and moisture.
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Progeserone is the pregnancy hormone. It raises body temperature (Pitta), and suppresses menstruation. It is generally more extroverted.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Geranium
Sage has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Reduces-secretions, Estrogenic, Reduces-sweating, Adrenal-tonic, Mucolytic, Vulnerary
Hibiscus has these Actions in Common
Anticarcinogenic, Skin-tonic, Diuretic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Hemostatic
Chickweed has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Mucolytic, Demulcent, Vulnerary, Diuretic
Stinging Nettles has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Hemostatic, Builds-stamina, Vulnerary, Diuretic
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Estrogenic, Demulcent, Vulnerary, Diuretic
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Anticarcinogenic, Analgesic, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Anticarcinogenic
Tofu has these Actions in Common
Estrogenic, Anti-inflammatory, Skin-tonic, Diuretic
Rose Petals has these Actions in Common
Estrogenic, Hemostatic, Anti-inflammatory, Progesteronic
Chamomile has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Skin-tonic, Analgesic, Vulnerary
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Geranium
Red Clover has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Diuretic, Estrogenic, Reduces-secretions, Skin-tonic, Analgesic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Anticarcinogenic
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anticarcinogenic, Demulcent, Estrogenic, Mucolytic, Progesteronic, Adrenal-tonic, Vulnerary
Licorice Ghee (9oz)
Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common
Estrogenic, Mucolytic, Progesteronic, Adrenal-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anticarcinogenic, Demulcent
Horsetail has these Actions in Common
Hemostatic, Reduces-secretions, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Diuretic
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Builds-stamina, Diuretic, Progesteronic, Vulnerary, Adrenal-tonic, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anticarcinogenic
Agrimony has these Actions in Common
Anticarcinogenic, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Mucolytic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory
Mullein has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Hemostatic, Mucolytic, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory
Comfrey Root has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Hemostatic, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic
Cornsilk has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Vulnerary
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Geranium 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.