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AYURVEDIC HERB SUPPLEMENTS

Gravel Root (EUPATORIUM PURPUREUM)

Cool, dry, acrid lithotroph and diuretic helpful in promoting the dissolution and elimination of renal calculi and to prevent calculi forming. Specifically helpful for dysuria, irritable bladder, increased urinary sediment, dark/cloudy urine, or urine.

How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?

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Ayurveda Gravel Root Leaf Large

SUGGESTED USE

1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
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Follow these guidelines

Biocharacteristics of Gravel Root

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). 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.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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TOXIC

ABOUT TOXIC BIOCHARACTERISTIC

A substance that causes toxicity in the body, or that harms the body.

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TASTES
Taste Help

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?

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SALTY

ABOUT SALTY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Salty refers to anything with salt, or high mineral content.

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

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 (doshas), 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.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Affinity: Kidney Bladder Urinary
Family: Asteraceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Gravel Root
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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.

Antilithic

STRONG ANTILITHIC

An herb that dissolves / breaks up stones (gallstones or kidney stones) so that it can be passed.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Analgesic

ANALGESIC

Pain reliever, reduces pain without eliminating sensation. Also known as anodyne.

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Vulnerary

VULNERARY

An herb used for the treatment of wounds (antiulcer, connective tissue tonic).

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

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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Kidney Tonic

KIDNEY-TONIC

An herb that strengthens the kidneys.

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Uterine Tonic

UTERINE-TONIC

An herb that tonifies and strengthens the uterus. Helpful for menstrual difficulties and fertility. Often herbs that increase ojas, but also circulation to reproductive system.

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Constituents:
Saponins

SAPONINS

Can be used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Gravel Root

Stinging Nettles

Stinging Nettles has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Antilithic, Kidney-tonic, Diuretic, Vulnerary

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Antilithic, Vulnerary

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Cucumber

Cucumber has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Antilithic

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Burdock Root (Gobo)

Burdock Root (Gobo) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Diuretic

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Chickweed

Chickweed has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant

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Celery Seed

Celery Seed has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Antilithic

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Parsley (Fresh)

Parsley (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Antilithic, Uterine-tonic

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Cardamom

Cardamom has these Actions in Common

Antilithic, Diuretic, Analgesic, Internal-detoxicant

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Nigella (black cumin)

Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Analgesic

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Aloe Vera Juice / Gel

Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Antilithic, Internal-detoxicant

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Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Analgesic, Vulnerary, Diuretic

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Gravel Root

Horsetail

Horsetail has these Actions in Common

Antilithic, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Kidney-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory

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Manjistha

Manjistha has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Uterine-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic

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Cornsilk

Cornsilk has these Actions in Common

Antilithic, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory

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Red Clover

Red Clover has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Diuretic

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Echinacea

Echinacea has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic

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Gokshuradi Guggulu

Gokshuradi Guggulu has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant

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Cleavers

Cleavers has these Actions in Common

Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant

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Punarnavadi Guggulu Tablets

Punarnavadi Guggulu Tablets has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Kidney-tonic

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Ashoka

Ashoka has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Diuretic, Uterine-tonic

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Gokshura

Gokshura has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Antilithic, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Uterine-tonic

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Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Gravel Root 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

Gravel Root may be harmful or contraindicated for these symptoms. Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.

HERB DRUG INTERACTION RISK

Here are some potential herb drug interactions. Please see your health care provider for more information.
  • Analgesic: If the mechanism of pain relief is narcotic, do not combine with antihistamines.
  • Diuretic: Diuretics may clear pharmaceutical drugs more quickly, lowering the effect.

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