JAMAICA SARSAPARILLA ROOT (SMILAX OFFICINALIS AND SPP.)Strengthens hormones and restores. Moistens as it disperses and detoxifies. Ideal for Vata ama due to weakness.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Strengthens hormones and restores. Moistens as it disperses and detoxifies. Ideal for Vata ama due to weakness.
SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Jamaica Sarsaparilla Root
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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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ABOUT OILY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
In Ayurveda, oily refers to anything moistening. More specifically, oily refers to building substances that increases fat, or are themselves fatty. For example, sugar is Oily.
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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
|Affinity: |Anti Aging
Geriatric conditions typically involve low agni / metabolism, poor circulation, weakness & debility, muscle weakening, poor digestion, a drop in sex hormones, and connective tissue degradation in bones & skin.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Jamaica Sarsaparilla Root
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 strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.
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An herb that decongests or dislodges toxins from the body and the lymphatic, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
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An antidote for a poison. Many anti-poisonous herbs draw out a poison and are good for insect bites. Others help burn it up.
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An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
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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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Triterpene saponins are generally expectorant and increase absorption. They irritate mucus membranes and are mucolytic. They bind to and reduce cholesterol, and detoxify by binding to bacterial edotoxins.
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Compare Jamaica Sarsaparilla Root with these Foods
Saffron has these Actions in Common
Antipoisonous, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Blood-tonic, Digestive, Detoxicant, Diuretic
Tarragon has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Antipoisonous, Digestive
Nigella (black cumin)
Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Immune-stimulant, Digestive, Spleen-tonic
Basil has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Immune-stimulant, Digestive, Spleen-tonic
Sage has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Detoxicant, Estrogenic, Diaphoretic, Immune-stimulant
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Estrogenic, Digestive, Spleen-tonic
Black Pepper has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Diaphoretic, Blood-tonic, Digestive
Celery Seed has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic
Scallions (Raw) has these Actions in Common
Spleen-tonic, Digestive, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Diaphoretic
Alfalfa Sprouts has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Blood-tonic, Estrogenic, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic
Coriander Seed has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Spleen-tonic, Digestive, Detoxicant, Diuretic
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Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea
Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea has these Actions in Common
Spleen-tonic, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic
Elecampane has these Actions in Common
Immune-stimulant, Antipoisonous, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Spleen-tonic
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Immune-stimulant, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Estrogenic
Wild Yam has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Estrogenic, Progesteronic
Echinacea has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Immune-stimulant, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic
Anantamul has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic
Guggulu has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Detoxicant, Immune-stimulant, Spleen-tonic
Chastetree Berry has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Diuretic, Estrogenic, Progesteronic
Blue Cohosh has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Estrogenic
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Jamaica Sarsaparilla 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.