SHANKHAPUSHPI HERBAL POWDER (EVOLVULUS ALSINOIDES MICROPHYLLUS)Excellent rejuvinative tonic for the mind. Calms nerves, Improves Memory and Concentration, Helps Break Addictions.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Shankhapushpi is one of the most important herbs in the Ayurvedic herbal pharmacopoeia. It is a powerful rejuvenative for the mind, improving mental function and emotional stability.
Over time, you will notice the capacity of Shankhapushpi for improving memory and concentration by promoting blood flow to the brain. It is famous for calming the nervous system, and encouraging emotional stability. It is one of the most potent herbs for helping break addiction to substance and behavior.
Balancing for all three doshas, but having an especially strong effect on Vata and Pitta, this is a safe herb for every constitution, and a great choice for those who need to improve their memory or calm anxiety.
SUGGESTED USE1/8-1/4 tsp 2x/day with warm water or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Shankhapushpi
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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 GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
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ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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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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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 BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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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
|Moves Energy: |Upward
Upward-moving substances (Urdvha Gati Marga) include anything stimulating or activating, or that move upward in the body.
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Mind Stress Sleep
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Shankhapushpi
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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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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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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Herbs that help people suffering from anxiety or panic. They promote a state of calm and often improve sleep. Most anxiolytic herbs are also nervines.
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Sedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.
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A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
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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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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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Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Shankhapushpi
Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common
Sedative, Antidepressant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Anxiolytic, Relaxes-eyes, Hypotensive
Saffron has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Carminative, Aphrodisiac, Nervine, Cardiac-tonic, Sedative
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Hypotensive, Aphrodisiac, Expectorant, Appetizer, Hemostatic
Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Sedative, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Relaxes-eyes
Oats / Oatmeal
Oats / Oatmeal has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Antidepressant, Nervine, Anxiolytic, Sedative
Rose Petals has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Aphrodisiac, Relaxes-eyes, Hemostatic
Chamomile has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Sedative, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Anxiolytic, Nervine
Jackfruit has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Cardiac-tonic, Tonic, Hemostatic
Mint has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Carminative, Anxiolytic, Nervine, Appetizer
Basil has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Nervine, Appetizer, Antidepressant, Carminative
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Carminative, Anxiolytic, Expectorant
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Shankhapushpi
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Sedative, Strengthens-resolve, Tonic, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Aphrodisiac, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Find a true source of hope
Find a true source of hope has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine
Skullcap has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Hypotensive, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic
Black Cohosh has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Hypotensive, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic, Antidepressant
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Hypotensive, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Tonic, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Expectorant
Motherwort has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Cardiac-tonic, Hemostatic, Hypotensive, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Sedative, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Appetizer, Expectorant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine
California Poppy has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relaxes-eyes, Sedative
Passionflower has these Actions in Common
Anxiolytic, Hypotensive, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Sedative, Antidepressant
Damiana has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Aphrodisiac, Expectorant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Strengthens-resolve
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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Shankhapushpi 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.