KUTAJA BARK HERBAL POWDER (HOLARRHENA ANTIDYSENTERICA)
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Supports a healthy GI tract and the proper function of the colon*
- Supports intestinal health and comfortable elimination*
- Bolsters the GI tract's natural defenses*
- Promotes healthy, well-formed stools*
- Promotes digestion and dispels natural toxins*
- Rasa (taste): astringent, bitter
- Virya (action): cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effect): pungent
- Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for pitta and kapha, may increase vata in excess.
As its botanical name 'antidysenterica' implies, Kutaja is one of the best Ayurvedic herbs for bolstering the natural defenses of the GI tract. A good herb to be aware of when traveling to exotic, foreign lands where maintaining healthy, well-formed stools is no joke. Kutaja enkindles the digestive fire, burns natural toxins and helps dispel excess pitta and kapha from the intestines. It's astringent and cooling properties soothe the mucous membranes of the GI tract and promote intestinal health and comfort.*
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Kutaja Bark
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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 CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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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 ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.
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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
Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Kutaja Bark
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.
An herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
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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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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Kutaja Bark
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Stomachic, Anthelminthic, Diuretic, Antibacterial, General-laxative
Cilantro has these Actions in Common
Antipyretic, Stomachic, Diuretic, Alterative, Refrigerant
Garlic has these Actions in Common
Alterative, General-laxative, Antimicrobial, Stomachic, Diuretic
Cranberry has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Alterative, Refrigerant, Antimicrobial
Rose Petals has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Antimicrobial, Refrigerant, Antipyretic
Dill has these Actions in Common
Antipyretic, Diuretic, Antimicrobial, Stomachic
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Alterative, General-laxative, Antibacterial
Cassava Root / Yuca
Cassava Root / Yuca has these Actions in Common
Antipyretic, Relieves-burning, General-laxative, Refrigerant
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Diuretic, Alterative, General-laxative
Lemon has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, General-laxative, Alterative, Refrigerant
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antimicrobial, Anthelminthic, Antibacterial
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Kutaja Bark
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, General-laxative, Immune-stimulant, Refrigerant, Alterative
Amritarishta (Amrutharishtam) has these Actions in Common
Relieves-burning, Alterative, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Diuretic
Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common
Antipyretic, Refrigerant, Alterative, Anthelminthic, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Diuretic, Immune-stimulant, Stomachic
Licorice Ghee (9oz)
Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Immune-stimulant, Refrigerant, Relieves-burning
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common
Immune-stimulant, Refrigerant, Relieves-burning, Alterative, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial
Pipsissewa has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Refrigerant, Stomachic, Alterative, Antipyretic
Barberry has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Refrigerant
Echinacea has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Immune-stimulant
Mahasudarshan has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Diuretic, Immune-stimulant
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Kutaja Bark 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.