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Herbal Actions Affecting Energy Vitality
|Adrenal-tonic||Strengthens, supports, or increases output of adrenals.|
|Builds-stamina||Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.|
|Caffeine-methylxanthines||Methylxanthines are purine alkaloids that have a stimulant and bronchodilating effect.|
|Mobile||Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.|
|Nutritive||An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.|
|Prana||Prana is the Sanskrit word for vital life energy (Qi in Chinese Medicine, pneuma in Greek). Many herbs stimulate your energy, or improve the flow of prana through your body. Generally, prana needs to be increased in spring after a sleepy winter.|
|Refreshing||Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.|
|Satisfies-stomach||Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.|
|Stimulates-energy||This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.|
|Tonic||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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Low energy can come from either depletion (Vata) or excess (Kapha). At 4pm, the adrenals may be exhausted in a Vata individual. Vata people need rest by 4pm. They need less stimulation, activities, and thinking in order to reclaim their vital energy....
Fatigue generally comes from congestion, deficiency, excessive activity, or poor mental health.
Tired Due to kapha
Thick blood (Kapha)
Eating a large meal
Feeling tired in the afternoon is often due to adrenal exhaustion. 3pm is naturally a Vata time where the body is fatigued from the long day.
Morning tiredness may come from 1) poor quality sleep - including insomnia and sleep apnea, or 2) thick,...
You return to work after a tasty lunch. A new project sits on your desk. Rather than feeling ready to tackle it, you feel ready to take a nap. You feel tired after filling your belly, and have zero umph or inspiration. With a cloudy head and lunch in...
Restlessness and hyperactivity are characteristic mobile quality of Vata dosha. Vata people tend to 'give up' their energy too quickly, confidently diving into experimental lifestyles, spontaneous acts of charity, and exciting social activities. These...
Confusion & cloudy thoughts are related to excess sweet taste in Kapha individuals. Sweet or rich blood becomes thick and difficult to circulate, congesting the lungs and heart area. The lack of good circulation creates a subjective feeling of...
Even though a Kapha person may feel psychologically insecure, their body is generally abundant & secure. This security bestows Kapha with a caring, generous, calm & patient nature. Kapha individuals appear calm outwardly but often experience a storm of...
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