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Haritaki
4oz Organic herbal powder; Item #84Terminalia chebula
This famous, gentle laxative cleanse and tones the colon. Used for millenia in India for all Vata disorders.

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Ayurveda Lifestyle Haritaki

Detoxification & rejuvenation for Vata*

  • Removes excess Vata from the system*
  • Assists natural internal cleansing*
  • Nourishes and rejuvenates the tissues*
  • Promotes healthy digestion and absorption*

Ayurvedic Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): sweet, sour, pungent, bitter, astringent
  • Virya (action): heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): sweet
  • Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for all doshas, especially Vata

Herbal Actions:
alterative, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, appetizer, astringent, carminative, depurative, digestant, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, nutritive, opthalmic, purgative, rejuvenative, stomachic, thermogenic, tonic, vulnerary

Traditional Uses:
constipation, flatulence, abdominal discomfort, belching, indigestion, malabsorption*

Possible Contraindications:
pregnancy, acute diarrhea

Suggested Use:
For mild laxative or stool softening effect, use 1/4-1/2 tsp in warm water before bed. Since haritaki is very astringent, it initially makes your mouth dry. The effect is temporary however. Shortly thereafter, it provokes release of saliva. Finally, haritaki tastes sweet. To minimize dryness in the mouth, brew as a tea then strain. Or, mix with a bit of honey.

Commentary:
Ayurveda considers Haritaki to be one of the best herbs for balancing Vata dosha. As a natural laxative and purgative, it removes undigested food and accumulated toxins from the gastrointestinal tract. It strengthens and nourishes the tissues and supports proper function of the colon, lungs, liver and spleen. Haritaki is traditionally used as a remedy for all Vata disturbances, including constipation, emaciation, flatulence and indigestion. Haritaki is highly revered in India, as it is believed to increase energy, intelligence and awareness*.

4oz is approximately one month's supply.

SUGGESTED USE

1/4-1/2 tsp in warm water or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines
This product contains loose herbal powder for the freshest and most potent results. An organic cotton tea bag will be provided with your order to strain your herbs for enjoyable drinking. Your order will contain about 60 servings, 1/2 teaspoon each.

MEDICINAL QUALITIES

INCREASES
Digestive Effects Help

Increases These Qualities (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main states (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which states are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every state has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite state.

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LIQUID

Liquid ABOUT LIQUID GUNA

Liquid is identified by thin fluids (low viscosity).

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CLEAR

Clear ABOUT CLEAR GUNA

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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TASTES
Digestive Effects 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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SOUR

Sour ABOUT SOUR GUNA

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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BITTER

Bitter ABOUT BITTER GUNA

Bitter is disagreeable and stimulating rejection, and a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.

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ASTRINGENT

Astringent ABOUT ASTRINGENT GUNA

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

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DOSHAS
Digestive Effects Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

People tend to get sick, over and over again, due to similar causes and habitual 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. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.

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PACIFIES
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Digestion
Sialogogue

SIALOGOGUE

A sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a lesser degree. Astringents

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Heart & Circulation
Styptic

STYPTIC

A herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used to stop bleeding.

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Immune System
Flushes Membranes

FLUSHES-MEMBRANES

Herbs in this category stimulate mucus membranes to release fluids, flushing them out.

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Bowel-Poop-Elimination
General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...

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Stool Softener

STOOL-SOFTENER

An herb that softens stool that is hard and difficult to pass. They are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Some foods are even stool softeners, such as warm milk with ghee.

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