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AYURVEDIC HERB SUPPLEMENTS

Kapha Massage Oil HERBAL OIL

Balancing for Kapha types, this invigorating herbal oil is in a sesame and almond oil base. The Kapha Oil formula is designed to improve circulation, warm cold extremities, and clear stagnant lymph.

How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Balancing for Kapha types, this invigorating herbal oil is in a sesame and almond oil base. The Kapha Oil formula is designed to improve circulation, warm cold extremities, and clear stagnant lymph.




Produced in Albuquerque, NM by A. Muzda Enterprises brand.

Ingredients: Sesame oil, Almond oil, Boerhaavia diffusa, Acorus calamus, Terminalia belerica, Ocimum sanctum, Curcuma longa, Sinnamomum zeylanicum

SUGGESTED USE

Apply warm before shower or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I use my massage oil?
Follow these guidelines

Biocharacteristics of Kapha Massage Oil

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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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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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OILY

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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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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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
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating Vata aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Affinity:
Skin Care

SKIN-CARE

Includes skin care, and anything that nourishes epithelial membranes (of digestive, respiratory, urinary tract, blood vessels, etc).

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Kapha Massage Oil
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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.

Refreshing

REFRESHING

Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Emollient

EMOLLIENT

Soothes & softens the skin. Often a topical demulcent or oil.

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Rubefacient

RUBEFACIENT

An herb used topically that causes dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation. The skin will appear red or flushed.

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Skin Tonic

SKIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.

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Blood Thinner

BLOOD-THINNER

Herbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.

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Vasodilator

VASODILATOR

A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.

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Muscle Relaxant

MUSCLE-RELAXANT

Herbs that relax muscles. Helpful for chronic pain or tension as well as healing from physical trauma.

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Muscle Tonic

MUSCLE-TONIC

Herbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Kapha Massage Oil

Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil has these Actions in Common

Rubefacient, Emollient, Skin-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Stimulates-energy

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Beets

Beets has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Stimulates-energy, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Skin-tonic

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Rubefacient

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Rubefacient, Stimulates-energy

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Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common

Skin-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Rubefacient

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Almonds

Almonds has these Actions in Common

Muscle-tonic, Skin-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy

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Allspice

Allspice has these Actions in Common

Rubefacient, Stimulates-energy, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator

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Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Blood-thinner, Vasodilator, Refreshing

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Rosemary

Rosemary has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Rubefacient

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Rubefacient, Stimulates-energy, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator

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Mustard Oil

Mustard Oil has these Actions in Common

Emollient, Rubefacient, Vasodilator

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Kapha Massage Oil

Mahanarayan Oil

Mahanarayan Oil has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Emollient, Muscle-relaxant, Muscle-tonic, Rubefacient, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator

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Vata Massage Oil

Vata Massage Oil has these Actions in Common

Emollient, Muscle-relaxant, Skin-tonic, Vasodilator

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Balarishta- Vitality Tonic

Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in Common

Emollient, Muscle-relaxant, Muscle-tonic, Stimulates-energy

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Almond Oil

Almond Oil has these Actions in Common

Emollient, Muscle-relaxant, Muscle-tonic, Skin-tonic

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Muscle-relaxant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator

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Dong Quai

Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Muscle-relaxant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator

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Encourage a Sweat / Sweat Therapy

Encourage a Sweat / Sweat Therapy has these Actions in Common

Skin-tonic, Vasodilator, Muscle-relaxant

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Joint Balm

Joint Balm has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Emollient, Vasodilator

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Prickly Ash

Prickly Ash has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator

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Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Kapha Massage Oil 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.

HERB DRUG INTERACTION RISK

Here are some potential herb drug interactions. Please see your health care provider for more information.
  • Blood-thinner: Patients on warfarin (coumadin) and other anticoagulants, or who have clotting difficulties, should take special caution to only use blood thinners under the supervision of a medical doctor.
  • Muscle-relaxant: Do not combine muscle relaxants with antihistamines.

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I love your oils. When I use them, I feel like I am taking care of myself. I can trust the oils to nourish my body and my spirit. Thanks for your commitment to Ayurveda.
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