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Licorice Root
4oz Organic herbal powder; Item #60Glycyrrhiza glabra
Famous herb used to nourish the kidneys & encourage rehydration.
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Ayurveda Lifestyle Licorice Root
Certified Organic. Glycerrhiza Glabra. Ayurvedic name is Yastimadhu. A rejuvenating herb that acts as an expectorant and demulcent. Traditionally used for respiratory complaints and to soothe sore throats.*

Extensively used in Chinese medicine to nourish the kidneys, licorice root causes water retention and helps rehydrate the body in for dry Vata people. Contraindicated for high Kapha and blood pressure.

Mitigates Pitta, Vata, and rakta. Cold in potency, sweet, & unctuous. Hard to digest. Used for the eyes, hairs,and voice. Helps thirst, restore strength and color, and exhaustion. Cures wounds. Causes vomiting in excess.

Dosage: 1/8-1/4 tsp in warm water. Often used in herbal formulas.

4oz is approximately one month's supply.

SUGGESTED USE

1/8-1/4 tsp 2x/day with warm water or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines
This product contains loose herbal powder for the freshest and most potent results. An organic cotton tea bag will be provided with your order to strain your herbs for enjoyable drinking. Your order will contain about 60 servings, 1/2 teaspoon each.

MEDICINAL QUALITIES

INCREASES
Digestive Effects Help

Increases These Qualities (Gunas)

Ayurveda helps you assess how you feel through the 20 main therapeutic feelings or qualities called gunas. Through the gunas you can articulate, experience and develop sensitivity to the signals your body sends you. Imbalanced gunas are the root of your imbalances. Every guna has an opposite which balances is (i.e. hot balances cold). You create balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite guna.

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HEAVY

Heavy ABOUT HEAVY GUNA

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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GOOEY

Gooey ABOUT GOOEY GUNA

Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.

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COLD

Cold ABOUT COLD GUNA

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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TASTES
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The 6 Tastes

Taste has meaning in Ayurveda, and brings physical and emotional changes to your body. Taste is experienced on the tongue and is your body's reaction to foods much in the same way that your emotions are mental reactions to experiences. 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? Food and herbs with the following tastes could aggravate your symptoms.

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SWEET

Sweet ABOUT SWEET GUNA

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
Digestive Effects Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

Your body type shows how your strengths, as well as how your body typically goes out of balance. It also shows how your body responds to the environment. Your body type is comprised of certain qualities and affects every part of you - your physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. This is because your body type is based on how your body uses energy. Ayurveda has 3 body types (doshas), called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Vata spends energy. Pitta burns energy. Kapha stores energy. Vata people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Pitta people tend to be hot, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Kapha people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.

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PACIFIESAGGRAVATES
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
EFFECT
Ojas

OJAS

Ojas is the essence of healthy tissue, immunity, stable energy and happiness. Substances that improve ojas are recommended after lon-term illness, debility, emotional and physical trauma, and even sadness.

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ELEMENT
Water

WATER

Resembles water (ap) in quality - fluid, sticky, soft, heavy, stable, cool.

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NOURISHES
Plasma

PLASMA

Plasma (Rasa Dhatu) includes plasma, white blood cells, and lymph.

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MOVES ENERGY
Downward

DOWNWARD

Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.

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Inward

INWARD

Inward moving substances promote introspection, self reflection, stillness, or slow the system down.

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MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Digestion
Emetic

EMETIC

An herb that causes vomiting.

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Energy Vitality Strength
Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Heart & Circulation
Alterative

ALTERATIVE

Literally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.

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Rebuilds Fluids

REBUILDS-FLUIDS

Herbs or substances that create moisture in the body and increase fluids.

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Refrigerant

REFRIGERANT

An herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.

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Immune System
Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Kidney & Urinary
Antidiuretic

ANTIDIURETIC

An herb that suppresses the formation of urine. They help retain fluids and rehydrate by reducing urination. They oppose diuresis.

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Liver & Gall Bladder
Livotonic

LIVOTONIC

An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias.

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Lung and Sinus
Soothes throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Antitussive

ANTITUSSIVE

Cough suppressant, particularly for dry coughs or a tickle in your throat.

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Demulcent

DEMULCENT

Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.

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Mind, Stress & Sleep
Relaxes eyes

RELAXES-EYES

Eases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.

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Product Reviews for Licorice Root

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Hi, I'm interested in purchasing this item, I have a vata and kapha imbalance, I have been told I have too much air in my system that is causing my dry eyes, eczema and asthma because the air is been pushed up and out, while this product make my kapha worse? Thank you.

- annette, 09-04-13 (Reply)
Hi, I'm interested in purchasing this item, I have a vata and kapha imbalance, I have been told I have too much air in my system that is causing my dry eyes, eczema and asthma because the air is been pushed up and out, will this product make my kapha worse? Thank you.

- annette, 09-04-13 (Reply)
hello, i use 1/4 teaspoon licorice powder in my tea once a day. it helps me .

- , 02-13-14 (Reply)
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