KAPIKACCHU HERBAL POWDER (MUCUNA PRURIENS)Nutritive reproductive tonic & warming aphrodisiac. Calms nerves & reduces tremors.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
The name Kapi Kacchu means 'itchy monkey'. As an aphrodisiac Kapikacchu supports sexual potency, stamina, and control. It builds reproductive fluids. It is one of the most popular medicine in India.
Kapikacchu is a nutritive tonic commonly used in Ayurveda as an aphrodisiac and to support proper function of the reproductive system. It increases sexual energy and strengthens and tones the reproductive organs. In men, kapikacchu supports potency, stamina and control. In women it promotes a healthy libido and fertility. The vitality bestowed by kapikacchu nourishes the entire body and calms the nerves making it an excellent rejuvenative for Vata.
As a nerve tonic and antispasmodic it relaxes all Vata disorders in majja dhatu. Kapikacchu is a natural source of levodopa (L-dopa) which is an essential precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. Gokshura is given as a MAO-inhibitor to enhance this effect.
SUGGESTED USE1/4-1/2tsp 2x/day with warm water or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of KapiKacchu
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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 HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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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 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, Mind Stress Sleep, Reproductive Health
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 KapiKacchu
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.
Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.
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Where general laxatives target the colon, purgatives are strong laxatives that target complete elimination of the small intestine. Use only sporadically as it can be habit forming.
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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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Herbs that help people suffering from anxiety or panic. They promote a state of calm and often improve sleep. Most anxiolytic herbs are also nervines.
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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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Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
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Herbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.
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An herb that promotes fertility. Generally used by women who wish to become pregnant. These herbs may also help with menstrual problems of deficiency, such as amenorrhea (lack of a period).
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to KapiKacchu
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Diuretic, Purgative, Antispasmodic, Emmenagogue, Relieves-tension
Almonds has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, General-laxative, Stimulates-energy, Brain-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Builds-semen, Nervine
Saffron has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Nervine, Anxiolytic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Aphrodisiac, Emmenagogue
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Emmenagogue, Testosteronic, Carminative, Nervine, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy
Chocolate (Cacao) has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Nervine, Aphrodisiac, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Muscle-relaxant
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Brain-tonic, Nervine
Grape has these Actions in Common
Builds-semen, Nervine, Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Brain-tonic, General-laxative
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Muscle-relaxant, Brain-tonic
Ajwain has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Antispasmodic, Nervine, Carminative, Stimulates-energy
Hing (Asafoetida) has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Stimulates-energy, Emmenagogue, Antispasmodic, Nervine
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Stimulates-energy, Diuretic, Antispasmodic, Nervine
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to KapiKacchu
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Brain-tonic, Builds-semen, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Relieves-tension, Testosteronic, Anxiolytic
Gokshura has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Promotes-fertility, Relieves-tension, Antispasmodic, Testosteronic, Aphrodisiac, Builds-semen
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Find a true source of hope has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Anxiolytic
Chastetree Berry has these Actions in Common
Relieves-tension, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Promotes-fertility
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common
Promotes-fertility, Relieves-tension, Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Brain-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine
Yogaraj Guggulu has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Relieves-tension
Lemon Balm has these Actions in Common
Brain-tonic, Carminative, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Emmenagogue, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Stimulates-energy, Testosteronic
Dong Quai has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Emmenagogue
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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
KapiKacchu 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.