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AYURVEDIC HERB SUPPLEMENTS

Pitta Shirodhara Oil HERBAL OIL

Pitta Shiro Oil eases stress and promotes sound sleep.

How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Shirodhara oils have been used for thousands of years. Shiro dhara is a slow, steady flow of warm oil on the forehead. It eases stress and promotes sound sleep.

General Ingredients: Manjishta, Rose petals, Brahmi, Neem, Mint, white sandalwood, Sunflower/ unrefined, Extra Virgin sesame & pure peppermint oil.

SUGGESTED USE

Please follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Pitta Shirodhara Oil

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). 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.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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OILY

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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TASTES
Taste Help

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?

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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BITTER

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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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

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 (doshas), 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.

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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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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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Tissue (dhatu):
Nerves

NERVES

Marrow tissue (Majja Dhatu) includes bone marrow and nervous tissue.

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Affinity: Mind Stress Sleep
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Pitta Shirodhara Oil
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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.

Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Relaxes Eyes

RELAXES-EYES

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

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Relaxes Solar Plexus

RELAXES-SOLAR-PLEXUS

Soothes and comforts the muscles of the upper abdomen, reducing any tension or pressure in the solar plexus area.

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Analgesic

ANALGESIC

Pain reliever, reduces pain without eliminating sensation. Also known as anodyne.

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Antidepressant

ANTIDEPRESSANT

Herbs that lift feelings of depression, benefit the mind and improve mental function.

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Nervine

NERVINE

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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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

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

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Calms Heart

CALMS-HEART

An herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'

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Relieves Tension

RELIEVES-TENSION

An herb that releases tightness, constriction, and rigidity in a muscle.

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Constituents:

Foods with a Similar Nature to Pitta Shirodhara Oil

Acai

Acai has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relaxes-solar-plexus, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Antidepressant, Relaxes-eyes

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Poppy Seed

Poppy Seed has these Actions in Common

Calms-heart, Relieves-tension, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Analgesic, Relaxes-eyes

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Sorghum Flour

Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive

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Salmon

Salmon has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Antidepressant, Nutritive, Calms-heart

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension

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Hemp Seed

Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive

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Green Plantain

Green Plantain has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Calms-heart

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Apple (cooked)

Apple (cooked) has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension, Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes

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Popped Amaranth

Popped Amaranth has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension

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Amaranth

Amaranth has these Actions in Common

Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension, Nutritive

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Rose Petals

Rose Petals has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Relaxes-eyes, Antidepressant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Pitta Shirodhara Oil

Vata Shirodhara Oil

Vata Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Relieves-tension, Analgesic

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California Poppy

California Poppy has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Antidepressant, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relaxes-eyes, Relieves-tension

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Shatavari

Shatavari has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Relaxes-solar-plexus, Relieves-tension

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Motherwort

Motherwort has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relieves-tension

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Nutritive, Relieves-tension

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Self Massage

Self Massage has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Relieves-tension, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine

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Passionflower

Passionflower has these Actions in Common

Nervine, Relieves-tension, Analgesic, Antidepressant, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine

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Eleuthero Ginseng

Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relieves-tension

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Skullcap

Skullcap has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Antidepressant, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine

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Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Pitta Shirodhara Oil 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.

HERB DRUG INTERACTION RISK

Here are some potential herb drug interactions. Please see your health care provider for more information.
  • Analgesic: If the mechanism of pain relief is narcotic, do not combine with antihistamines.
  • Antidepressant: Do not combine with antihistamines.

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