KALMEGH HERBAL POWDER (ANDROGRAPHIS PANICULATA)An extremely bitter immune stimulant, antimicrobial, and lung tonic.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
As an immune stimulant it is used in all cases of infection, especially lung infection. As a strong bitter, it supports healthy flow of bile, reduces Pitta in the blood, and stimulates digestion.
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
||How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Kalmegh
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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 MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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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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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
Immune System, Respiratory Health, Liver Gallbladder
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Kalmegh
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.
Fibrosis of an organ is often a progressive leading to organ failure (i.e lungs, liver, kidney). While vulneraries usually help restore collagen, antifibrotic herbs often clear collagen. Aka fibrinolytic.
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Strengthens the lungs. Lung tonics include antifibrotic, vessel tonic, or nourishing herbs with an affinity for the lungs. They aid recovery in acute or chronic lung conditions.
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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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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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An herb that is capable of preventing liver damage. Many hepatoprotectives work via antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
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An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Kalmegh
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Hepatoprotective, Calcium-channel-blocker, Antifibrotic, Cholagogue
Rose Petals has these Actions in Common
Antipyretic, Cholagogue, Antimicrobial, Refrigerant
Carrot has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Livotonic, Calcium-channel-blocker, Lung-tonic
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Hepatoprotective, Antimicrobial, Livotonic
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Hepatoprotective, Antifibrotic, Lung-tonic, Calcium-channel-blocker
Garlic has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Calcium-channel-blocker, Antifibrotic, Cholagogue
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
Calcium-channel-blocker, Antifibrotic, Lung-tonic, Antimicrobial
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Antifibrotic, Hepatoprotective, Antimicrobial
Cranberry has these Actions in Common
Livotonic, Refrigerant, Antimicrobial
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Livotonic, Cholagogue, Hepatoprotective
White Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Hepatoprotective, Livotonic, Cholagogue
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Kalmegh
Licorice Ghee (9oz)
Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common
Antifibrotic, Antimicrobial, Hepatoprotective, Immune-stimulant, Livotonic, Lung-tonic, Refrigerant
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common
Immune-stimulant, Livotonic, Lung-tonic, Refrigerant, Antifibrotic, Antimicrobial, Hepatoprotective
Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common
Refrigerant, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Cholagogue, Hepatoprotective, Livotonic
Mahasudarshan has these Actions in Common
Livotonic, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Cholagogue, Immune-stimulant
Astragalus has these Actions in Common
Antifibrotic, Hepatoprotective, Immune-stimulant, Livotonic, Lung-tonic
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Immune-stimulant, Refrigerant, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Livotonic, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Cholagogue, Immune-stimulant
Gentian has these Actions in Common
Refrigerant, Antipyretic, Cholagogue, Hepatoprotective
Barberry has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Refrigerant, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic
Bitter Ghee - Tikta Ghrta (9 fl oz)
Bitter Ghee - Tikta Ghrta (9 fl oz) has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Hepatoprotective, Livotonic, Refrigerant
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Kalmegh 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.