TURMERIC, GROUND HERBAL POWDER (CURCUMA LONGA)Invigorates & purifies the blood, improves digestion.
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How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
A traditional Indian cooking spice that improves digestion and purifies the blood. Believed to act as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic.*
SUGGESTED USE1/8-1/4tsp with warm water before meals or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Turmeric, Ground
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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 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
|Tissue (dhatu): |
Anti Aging, Heart Circulation Blood
Geriatric conditions typically involve low agni / metabolism, poor circulation, weakness & debility, muscle weakening, poor digestion, a drop in sex hormones, and connective tissue degradation in bones & skin.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Turmeric, Ground
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.
An herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.
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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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An herb that decongests or dislodges toxins from the body and the lymphatic, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
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Fibrosis of an organ is often a progressive leading to organ failure (i.e lungs, liver, kidney). While vulneraries usually help restore collagen, antifibrotic herbs often clear collagen. Aka fibrinolytic.
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Antipruritics are herbs that inhibit itching that is often associated with itching skin conditions such as sunburns, allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, fungal infections, insect bites, or contact dermatitis (as in poison ivy exposure.)
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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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An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
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, Mast Cell Stabilizer
An antidote for a poison. Many anti-poisonous herbs draw out a poison and are good for insect bites. Others help burn it up.
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A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.
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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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An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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An herb that is capable of preventing liver damage. Many hepatoprotectives work via antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.
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Reduces androgen (testosterone), which can reduce excess growth, drive, and libido. Reduces skin oiliness. Helpful for prostate enlargement.
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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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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 Turmeric, Ground
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Antifibrotic, Antioxidant, Antipruritic, Blood-tonic, Calcium-channel-blocker, Detoxicant, Flushes-sinuses, Hypolipidemic, Alterative, Lowers-blood-sugar, Anti-inflammatory, Spleen-tonic, Antibacterial, Warms-chest, Antifungal, Antiplatelet, Antispasmodic, Bone-tonic, Carminative, Digestive, Hair-growth-tonic, Immune-calming, Analgesic, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Antiandrogen, Vasodilator, Anticarcinogenic, Antimicrobial, Antipoisonous, Blood-thinner, Burns-toxins, Cholagogue, Emmenagogue, Hepatoprotective, Induces-ovulation, Anthelminthic, Skin-tonic, Antiarthritic, Vulnerary
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Lowers-blood-sugar, Spleen-tonic, Anthelminthic, Antiarthritic, Antifibrotic, Antioxidant, Antipruritic, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Flushes-sinuses, Immune-calming, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Alterative, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiplatelet, Blood-tonic, Carminative, Digestive, Hepatoprotective, Induces-ovulation, Skin-tonic, Analgesic, Antiandrogen, Anticarcinogenic, Antimicrobial, Antipoisonous, Bone-tonic, Cholagogue, Emmenagogue, Hypolipidemic
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiplatelet, Calcium-channel-blocker, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Antiarthritic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Hepatoprotective, Vasodilator, Antifibrotic
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Warms-chest, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Antifibrotic, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Anthelminthic, Antifungal
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
Antifibrotic, Antiplatelet, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Anthelminthic, Antifungal, Blood-thinner, Flushes-sinuses, Vulnerary, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Calcium-channel-blocker, Hypolipidemic, Warms-chest
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Anthelminthic, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Immune-calming, Warms-chest, Anticarcinogenic, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Antifungal, Burns-toxins, Emmenagogue, Vasodilator
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Antiarthritic, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Antipruritic, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Vasodilator
Tarragon has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antiplatelet, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Analgesic, Antipoisonous, Carminative, Digestive, Antimicrobial, Blood-thinner, Cholagogue, Spleen-tonic
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Warms-chest, Antibacterial, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Antifungal, Calcium-channel-blocker, Digestive
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Antiarthritic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Vasodilator, Analgesic, Antibacterial, Carminative, Lowers-blood-sugar, Warms-chest
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera Juice has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Antibacterial, Blood-thinner, Hypolipidemic, Vulnerary, Alterative, Antifungal, Cholagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Turmeric, Ground
Dong Quai has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Hypolipidemic, Blood-thinner, Immune-calming, Analgesic, Blood-tonic, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Calcium-channel-blocker, Anticarcinogenic, Carminative, Antifibrotic, Digestive, Antioxidant, Emmenagogue, Antiplatelet, Hepatoprotective
Bhringaraj has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Hepatoprotective, Antimicrobial, Hypolipidemic, Antipoisonous, Immune-calming, Antipruritic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Blood-tonic, Skin-tonic, Bone-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Cholagogue, Anthelminthic, Hair-growth-tonic
Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common
Blood-thinner, Alterative, Cholagogue, Anthelminthic, Detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Hypolipidemic, Antibacterial, Immune-calming, Antifungal, Lowers-blood-sugar, Antimicrobial, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Antipruritic, Vulnerary
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Alterative, Emmenagogue, Analgesic, Hypolipidemic, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Spleen-tonic, Antiandrogen, Vasodilator, Blood-thinner, Vulnerary, Blood-tonic, Bone-tonic
Yogaraj Guggulu has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Blood-thinner, Bone-tonic, Alterative, Burns-toxins, Analgesic, Carminative, Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant, Antiarthritic, Emmenagogue, Antiplatelet, Hypolipidemic
Licorice Ghee (9oz)
Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common
Hepatoprotective, Antiandrogen, Immune-calming, Antibacterial, Vulnerary, Anticarcinogenic, Antifibrotic, Antimicrobial, Alterative, Antipoisonous, Analgesic, Antipruritic, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Antipruritic, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Antiandrogen, Hepatoprotective, Antibacterial, Immune-calming, Anticarcinogenic, Vulnerary, Antifibrotic, Antimicrobial, Alterative, Antipoisonous
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Antifungal, Immune-calming, Antimicrobial, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Blood-tonic, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Emmenagogue, Antibacterial, Hypolipidemic
Ginkgo has these Actions in Common
Antiplatelet, Alterative, Blood-thinner, Anti-inflammatory, Hepatoprotective, Antibacterial, Hypolipidemic, Antifibrotic, Immune-calming, Antifungal, Vasodilator, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant
Angelica has these Actions in Common
Antioxidant, Hypolipidemic, Antiplatelet, Immune-calming, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Blood-thinner, Calcium-channel-blocker, Digestive, Analgesic, Emmenagogue, Anticarcinogenic, Hepatoprotective
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Vulnerary, Antispasmodic, Blood-thinner, Carminative, Alterative, Cholagogue, Analgesic, Detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Immune-calming, Antifungal, Vasodilator
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Turmeric, Ground 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.
Reviews for Turmeric, Ground
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I have joint and muscular pain most days, which my doctor believes *may be* fibromyalgia. My therapist suggested turmeric with ginger (can't find this together), and although I found capsules of turmeric, am wondering if just using the spice without the expense of buying the capsule form would work as well...? It works like magic!
Yes, you can use the spice without a capsule, as long as you buy it fresh from an herb company. Turmeric from the grocery store has very little medicinal strength.
Good to know (we have a spice store in town)! Thanks, John!
- Jeannie, Richmond, VA 01-31-13
This is the best Turmeric I've ever had! The color is vibrant, the smell is fragrant and it is quite tasty.