OSHA (LIGUSTICUM PORTERI)A famous herb used primarily for respiratory conditions.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
A famous herb used primarily for respiratory conditions.
SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Osha
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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 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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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 PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Osha
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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Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
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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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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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An herb that inhibits clotting, dissolves clots, thins the blood, or destroys platelets, therefore reducing the tendency of blood to form clots. They are useful in cardiovascular disease, clots, and stroke. Aka anticoagulant.
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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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Osha
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Warms-chest, Antiviral, Decongestant, Emmenagogue, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Immune-calming
Sage has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Emmenagogue, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Immune-calming
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Carminative, Digestive, Warms-chest, Decongestant, Emmenagogue, Burns-toxins
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Emmenagogue, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Carminative, Digestive
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Carminative, Digestive, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Expectorant
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Immune-calming, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Decongestant, Expectorant
Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in Common
Decongestant, Expectorant, Antiplatelet, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Digestive
Basil has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Immune-calming, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Antiplatelet, Digestive, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Emmenagogue, Carminative, Immune-calming
Bay Leaf has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic
Scallions (Raw) has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Decongestant, Expectorant
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Osha
Pushkaramoola has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Immune-calming, Bronchodilator, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Diaphoretic
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Immune-calming
Angelica has these Actions in Common
Antiplatelet, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Immune-calming
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Immune-calming, Warms-chest, Bronchodilator, Burns-toxins, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant
Dong Quai has these Actions in Common
Immune-calming, Antiplatelet, Bronchodilator, Carminative, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant
Trikatu has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Carminative, Decongestant, Digestive, Immune-calming, Warms-chest
Sitopaladi has these Actions in Common
Immune-calming, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Warms-chest
Hot Shower has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Warms-chest
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Osha 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.