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How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICS
Experiences are PersonalExperiences 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.
Here are the herbal actions of Vasaka / Vasa:
SEDATIVESedative 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.
ANTITUSSIVECough suppressant, particularly for dry coughs or a tickle in your throat.
EXPECTORANTExpectorants 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.
MUCOLYTICAn herb that breaks apart mucus, liquefying the mucus.
BRONCHODILATORAn herb that encourages the widening or opening of the lung airways. They are helpful in wheezing and asthma.
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus production often by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
ANTIMICROBIALAn 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.
ALTERATIVERestores 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.
DIURETICHerbs 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.
ABORTIFACIENTAn abortifacient is a substance that induces abortion. These herbs are contraindicated in pregnancy.
EMMENAGOGUEHerbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.
OXYTOCICOxytocin stimulates uterine contractions, and prepares the uterus for labor. It has a vasoconstricting effect. Emotionally, it is tribal.
UTERINE-STIMULANTCauses contractions in the uterus often by stimulating production of oxytocin. These herbs are contraindicated during pregnancy.
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Compare Vasaka / Vasa with these Foods
Fenugreek has these Actions in CommonEmmenagogue, Oxytocic, Anti-inflammatory, Expectorant, Uterine-stimulant, Diuretic, Lowers-blood-sugar
Mustard Seed has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Decongestant, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Abortifacient, Bronchodilator, Emmenagogue
Hing (Asafoetida) has these Actions in CommonEmmenagogue, Antitussive, Expectorant, Abortifacient, Bronchodilator, Antispasmodic
Daikon Radish has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Bronchodilator, Expectorant, Decongestant, Mucolytic
Garlic has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Sedative, Alterative, Diuretic
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Mucolytic, Antimicrobial, Diuretic, Bronchodilator, Expectorant
Turmeric has these Actions in CommonAntimicrobial, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Antispasmodic, Anti-inflammatory, Emmenagogue
Parsley (Fresh) has these Actions in CommonAlterative, Emmenagogue, Antispasmodic, Abortifacient, Diuretic
Cardamom has these Actions in CommonDecongestant, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Bronchodilator, Expectorant
Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in CommonBronchodilator, Antimicrobial, Decongestant, Antispasmodic, Expectorant
Dill has these Actions in CommonAbortifacient, Diuretic, Antimicrobial, Expectorant, Antispasmodic
Compare Vasaka / Vasa with these Herb Supplements
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Sedative, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant
Punarnava has these Actions in CommonBronchodilator, Diuretic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Antitussive
Yarrow has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Oxytocic, Uterine-stimulant, Alterative
Pushkaramoola has these Actions in CommonAntispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Uterine-stimulant
Inhale Steam has these Actions in CommonAnti-inflammatory, Antitussive, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Expectorant, Mucolytic
Jasmine Flower has these Actions in CommonAlterative, Antitussive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Oxytocic, Uterine-stimulant
Mugwort has these Actions in CommonEmmenagogue, Oxytocic, Uterine-stimulant, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Diuretic
Elecampane has these Actions in CommonDiuretic, Expectorant, Sedative, Alterative, Antitussive, Bronchodilator
Pennyroyal has these Actions in CommonOxytocic, Abortifacient, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant
Haritaki has these Actions in CommonExpectorant, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Diuretic
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSVasaka / Vasa 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.
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