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AYURVEDIC HERB SUPPLEMENTS

Pushkaramoola HERBAL POWDER (INULA RACEMOSA)

Aromatic tonic for heart, lungs and digestive tract

How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?

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Threatened species

SUGGESTED USE

Please follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my herbs?
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Biocharacteristics of Pushkaramoola

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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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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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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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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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PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

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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
Kapha pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Moves Energy:
Outward

OUTWARD

Outward-moving substances stimulate circulation, push heat towards the skin, or are stimulating.

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Upward

UPWARD

Upward-moving substances (Urdvha Gati Marga) include anything stimulating or activating, or that move upward in the body.

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Affinity: Digestion, Heart Circulation Blood, Respiratory Health, Womens Health
Family: Asteraceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Pushkaramoola
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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.

Carminative

CARMINATIVE

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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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Burns Toxins

BURNS-TOXINS

An herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.

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Cholinergic

CHOLINERGIC

Increases acetylcholine production or uptake, improving nerve health, memory, mood, coordination, and protecting neurons.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Bronchodilator

BRONCHODILATOR

An herb that encourages the widening or opening of the lung airways. They are helpful in wheezing and asthma.

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Expectorant

EXPECTORANT

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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Immune Calming

IMMUNE-CALMING

Herbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system, useful in allergies and autoimmune conditions.

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, Mast Cell Stabilizer
Cardiac Tonic

CARDIAC-TONIC

Strengthens and tones the heart (heart-tonic). Cardiac tonics are used to treat a wide range of heart issues from arrhythmia, to cardiac insufficiency.

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Hypotensive

HYPOTENSIVE

An herb that lowers blood pressure.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

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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Emmenagogue

EMMENAGOGUE

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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Uterine Stimulant

UTERINE-STIMULANT

Causes contractions in the uterus often by stimulating production of oxytocin. These herbs are contraindicated during pregnancy.

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Antispasmodic

ANTISPASMODIC

Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Pushkaramoola

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Expectorant, Bronchodilator, Carminative, Diuretic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-tonic, Digestive

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Cardiac-tonic, Digestive, Expectorant, Bronchodilator, Carminative, Diuretic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Cardiac-tonic, Digestive, Expectorant, Bronchodilator, Carminative, Diuretic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue

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Sage

Sage has these Actions in Common

Cholinergic, Emmenagogue, Uterine-stimulant, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Immune-calming

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Rosemary

Rosemary has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Cardiac-tonic, Digestive, Bronchodilator, Cholinergic, Emmenagogue, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Immune-calming

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Coriander Seed

Coriander Seed has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Digestive, Immune-calming, Carminative, Diuretic, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Expectorant

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Cardamom

Cardamom has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Expectorant

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Diuretic, Uterine-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Expectorant

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Basil

Basil has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Digestive, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Immune-calming

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Diuretic, Hypotensive, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Expectorant

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Dill

Dill has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Diuretic, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Burns-toxins, Digestive

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Pushkaramoola

Dong Quai

Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

Expectorant, Hypotensive, Immune-calming, Antispasmodic, Uterine-stimulant, Bronchodilator, Carminative, Digestive, Emmenagogue

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Immune-calming, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Burns-toxins

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Osha

Osha has these Actions in Common

Expectorant, Immune-calming, Bronchodilator, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Emmenagogue

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Kushta

Kushta has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant, Hypotensive, Uterine-stimulant, Bronchodilator

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Immune-calming, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins

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Haritaki

Haritaki has these Actions in Common

Immune-calming, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Cholinergic, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant

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Angelica

Angelica has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Hypotensive, Immune-calming, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Immune-calming, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Carminative, Digestive, Diuretic

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Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Antispasmodic, Expectorant, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive

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Mugwort

Mugwort has these Actions in Common

Uterine-stimulant, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue

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Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Pushkaramoola 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.
  • Cardiac-tonic: Caution when taking alongside cardiac pharmaceuticals. Inotropic herbs (that affect heart contractile strength) may interact with digoxin.
  • Diuretic: Diuretics may clear pharmaceutical drugs more quickly, lowering the effect.
  • Hypotensive: Herbs that lower blood pressure can magnify the effect of blood pressure reducing pharmaceuticals.

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