VATA SHIRODHARA OIL HERBAL OILVata 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.
Ingredients: Ashwagandha, Bala, Dashamool, Tulsi, Brahmi, in unrefined, Sesame/sunflower, Pepprmint oil.
SUGGESTED USEApply warm before shower or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Vata Shirodhara Oil
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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 PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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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: |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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Mind Stress Sleep
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Vata Shirodhara Oil
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
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.
SEE ALL 'NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING' FOODS / HERBS
Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.
SEE ALL 'NERVINE' FOODS / HERBS
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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Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
SEE ALL 'DEMULCENT' FOODS / HERBS
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.'
SEE ALL 'CALMS-HEART' FOODS / HERBS
Foods with a Similar Nature to Vata Shirodhara Oil
Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Brain-tonic, Nutritive, Demulcent, Relaxes-eyes
Avocado has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Demulcent, Nutritive, Emollient, Skin-tonic
Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Analgesic, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic
Coconut Oil has these Actions in Common
Emollient, Tonic, Nutritive, Brain-tonic, Skin-tonic
Almonds has these Actions in Common
Brain-tonic, Skin-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Nutritive
Amaranth has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension, Nutritive
Popped Amaranth has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relieves-tension, Nutritive, Demulcent, Relaxes-eyes
Poppy Seed has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Relaxes-eyes, Calms-heart, Relieves-tension, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Coconut Milk has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Brain-tonic, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Spelt Flour has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Nutritive, Calms-heart, Tonic
White Flour (wheat)
White Flour (wheat) has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Nutritive, Calms-heart, Tonic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Vata Shirodhara Oil
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Brain-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Nutritive, Relieves-tension, Strengthens-resolve, Analgesic, Tonic
Pitta Shirodhara Oil
Pitta Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in Common
Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Relieves-tension, Analgesic, Antidepressant
Gokshura has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Nutritive, Relieves-tension, Skin-tonic, Tonic, Analgesic
Skullcap has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Antidepressant, Brain-tonic, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Tonic
St. John's Wort
St. John's Wort has these Actions in Common
Tonic, Analgesic, Antidepressant, Brain-tonic, Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine
Shatavari has these Actions in Common
Calms-heart, Demulcent, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Relieves-tension, Tonic
Saraswatarishta- Nerve Tonic
Saraswatarishta- Nerve Tonic has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Tonic, Antidepressant, Brain-tonic, Calms-heart
Kapha Shirodhara Oil
Kapha Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in Common
Antidepressant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Skin-tonic, Tonic
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic
Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Strengthens-resolve, Tonic, Analgesic, Emollient, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
California Poppy has these Actions in Common
Calms-heart, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relaxes-eyes, Relieves-tension, Analgesic, Antidepressant
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Vata 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.