KUSHTA HERBAL POWDER (SAUSSUREA LAPPA)Hot, pungent digestive. Expectorant and antispasmodic for the lungs.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Hot, pungent digestive. Expectorant and antispasmodic for the lungs.
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
||How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Kushta
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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 DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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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.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Kushta
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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Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
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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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Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Helpful in infections and for those with weak immune systems.
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Herbs that inhibit the development of viral infections. Antivirals also can be found in essential oils of some herbs, such as eucalyptus oil.
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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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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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Causes contractions in the uterus often by stimulating production of oxytocin. These herbs are contraindicated during pregnancy.
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Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Kushta
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
Antiviral, Diaphoretic, Hypotensive, Antibacterial, Bronchodilator, Diuretic, Vasodilator, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Vulnerary
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in Common
Antibacterial, Bronchodilator, Digestive, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator
Basil has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Immune-stimulant, Antibacterial, Carminative, Digestive, Appetizer
Sage has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Digestive, Uterine-stimulant, Antiseptic, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Vulnerary, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Immune-stimulant
Dill has these Actions in Common
Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Carminative, Digestive, Vasodilator, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Diuretic
Garlic has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Diaphoretic, Hypotensive, Antiviral, Diuretic, Vasodilator, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Vulnerary
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Uterine-stimulant, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Expectorant
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Hypotensive, Antibacterial, Carminative, Digestive
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Digestive, Antiseptic, Detoxicant, Diuretic
Coriander Seed has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diuretic, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Carminative, Digestive, Vulnerary
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Appetizer, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Carminative, Digestive
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Kushta
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Immune-stimulant, Anti-inflammatory, Uterine-stimulant, Antimicrobial, Vasodilator, Antiseptic, Vulnerary, Carminative, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic
Mugwort has these Actions in Common
Antiseptic, Appetizer, Carminative, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Uterine-stimulant, Antibacterial
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Antiseptic, Antiviral, Detoxicant, Digestive, Immune-stimulant, Anti-inflammatory, Uterine-stimulant, Antibacterial, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Appetizer, Bronchodilator, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Expectorant, Antibacterial, Vasodilator, Antimicrobial
Echinacea has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Immune-stimulant, Antibacterial, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antiviral
Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Uterine-stimulant, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Detoxicant
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Appetizer, Carminative, Detoxicant, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant, Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial
Pushkaramoola has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Expectorant, Hypotensive, Uterine-stimulant, Bronchodilator, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive
Dong Quai has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Hypotensive, Uterine-stimulant, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Bronchodilator, Carminative, Digestive
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Immune-stimulant, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Carminative
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Kushta 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.