HORSETAIL HERBAL POWDER (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)A mineral rich, nourishing diuretic, vulnerary, and connective tissue tonic. Hypoallergenic.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Horsetail nourishes and supports the urinary tract by supplying minerals and silica. Silica is a connective tissue tonic (vulnerary) that nourishes urinary epithelium of urinary tract membranes. Horsetail supports bladder mucosa. As a diuretic, it delivers these minerals directly to the urinary tract. It is specific for benign enlargement of the prostate (BPH).
Horestail has a rough, sandpaper like quality that suggests astringency and mineral content. Similar to a bone broth, the minerals are best extracted by simmering for several hours in a pot of water with a teaspoon of vinegar. (Source: Stanbury)
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Horsetail
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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 COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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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 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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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
Kidney Bladder Urinary
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Horsetail
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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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 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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An herb that tonifies and strengthens the urinary system. These can be helpful for urinary incontinence or improving function after a urinary tract infection. They can also strengthen the bladder to ward off a urinary tract infection.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Horsetail
Stinging Nettles has these Actions in Common
Antilithic, Hemostatic, Kidney-tonic, Bone-tonic, Immune-calming, Urinary-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Vulnerary
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Bone-tonic, Skin-tonic, Antiarthritic, Immune-calming, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Antimicrobial, Internal-detoxicant
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Skin-tonic, Antiarthritic, Immune-calming, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Antimicrobial, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Bone-tonic
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Vulnerary, Antilithic, Internal-detoxicant
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Lithagogue, Anti-inflammatory, Immune-calming, Antimicrobial, Internal-detoxicant
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Antilithic, Internal-detoxicant
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Internal-detoxicant, Analgesic, Diuretic, Antimicrobial, Hemostatic
Cucumber has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant, Antilithic, Skin-tonic, Diuretic
Chickweed has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Vulnerary, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Internal-detoxicant
Celery Seed has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Antiarthritic, Internal-detoxicant, Antilithic
Caraway Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Analgesic, Immune-calming, Antiarthritic, Internal-detoxicant
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Horsetail
Red Clover has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Skin-tonic, Antiarthritic, Vulnerary, Antilithic, Bone-tonic, Demulcent, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Analgesic, Reduces-secretions
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Antilithic, Bone-tonic, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Internal-detoxicant, Lithagogue, Analgesic, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary
Cornsilk has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Hemostatic, Internal-detoxicant, Urinary-tonic, Analgesic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Demulcent
Bhringaraj has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Bone-tonic, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Immune-calming, Skin-tonic, Analgesic, Vulnerary
Punarnavadi Guggulu Tablets
Punarnavadi Guggulu Tablets has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antiarthritic, Antilithic, Demulcent, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Kidney-tonic, Urinary-tonic
Comfrey Root has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Bone-tonic, Demulcent, Hemostatic, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic
Geranium has these Actions in Common
Reduces-secretions, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Diuretic, Hemostatic
Plantain Leaf has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Demulcent, Hemostatic, Immune-calming, Internal-detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary
Gokshura has these Actions in Common
Skin-tonic, Urinary-tonic, Analgesic, Antilithic, Demulcent, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Lithagogue
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Immune-calming, Internal-detoxicant, Vulnerary, Analgesic
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Horsetail 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.