KAPHA SHIRODHARA OIL HERBAL OILThe slow drip of Kapha Shiro Oil eases stress and promotes sound sleep.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Shirodhara (Shiro dhara) oils have been used for thousands of years. Shiro Dhara means slow, steady flow of warm oil on the third eye. It eases stress and promotes sound sleep. Our Kapha Shiro Oil is specially blended to pacify the kapha dosh, with punarnave, clove bud, and mint.
Tulsi, Mint and Cinnamon, Punarnava, Manjishta in unrefined, Sesame, Pure clove bud oil
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Kapha Shirodhara Oil
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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
Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.
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Mind Stress Sleep,
Includes skin care, and anything that nourishes epithelial membranes (of digestive, respiratory, urinary tract, blood vessels, etc).
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Kapha Shirodhara Oil
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.
Nerve Relaxant Grounding
Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.
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Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.
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Sedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.
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A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Kapha Shirodhara Oil
Chamomile has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Sedative, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Skin-tonic, Nervine
Pumpkin has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension, Muscle-relaxant, Sedative
Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Sedative
Almonds has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Skin-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Tonic
Poppy Seed has these Actions in Common
Relieves-tension, Muscle-relaxant, Sedative, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Saffron has these Actions in Common
Sedative, Diaphoretic, Skin-tonic, Nervine
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Relieves-tension, Diaphoretic, Warms-head, Muscle-relaxant
Lavender has these Actions in Common
Sedative, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine
Sorghum Molasses has these Actions in Common
Warms-head, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension
Molasses has these Actions in Common
Warms-head, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension
Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Skin-tonic, Tonic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Kapha Shirodhara Oil
Gokshura has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Sedative, Skin-tonic, Tonic
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Sedative, Tonic, Antidepressant
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Sedative, Warms-head, Antidepressant, Diaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine
Skullcap has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic, Antidepressant
Vata Shirodhara Oil
Vata Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Relieves-tension, Skin-tonic, Tonic, Antidepressant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Relieves-tension, Sedative, Tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Black Cohosh has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Diaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Sedative, Tonic
Motherwort has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Relieves-tension, Antidepressant, Diaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Vata Massage Oil
Vata Massage Oil has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Sedative, Skin-tonic, Tonic, Muscle-relaxant
Passionflower has these Actions in Common
Relieves-tension, Sedative, Antidepressant, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Kapha Shirodhara 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.