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  • Ajwain (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Trachyspermum ammi
    Other names: Bishop’s weed
    Part used: seed
    Taste (rasa): Pungent, bitter
    Characteristic (guna): Light, dry, penetrating
    Energy (veerya): Heating
    Post digestive effect (vipak): Pungent
    Dosha effect: Reduces V and K, increases P
    Action (karma): Improves digestion, promotes breast milk, benefits breathing, reduces toxin (ama), kills parasites, alleviates pain.
    Dosage: Up to 5g/day

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  • Apple Cider Vinegar (organic), 500ml

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    Used to assist digestion where one has low stomach acid.  It also re-mineralises the body, aids good bacteria and facilitates acid-alkaline balance.

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  • Ashta choornam, 50 grams

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    Rescue remedy for reflux, improves the power of digestion.  Good for Vata and Kapha indigestion, bloating, flatulence, stomach ache and low appetite.  Excellent for children.  Contains 8 Ayurvedic herbs.

    Ashta Choornam Ayurvedic Formula is used for common symptoms of poor appetite and indigestion, it treats anorexia, flatulence, constipation and bloating, it improves the power of digestion, it’s antibacterial, it reduces the mucous in the lungs and redirect the flow downwards.  It is a rescue remedy for reflux.

    It contains pippali, black pepper, hing, ajwain, saindhava, ginger, cumin and nigella.

    Take one teaspoon with food or in hot water after meal.  For reflux take one tablespoon in hot water when experiencing reflux symptoms.

     

     

    $12.00

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  • Black Pepper (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Piper nigrum
    Sanskrit name: Maricha
    Family: Piperaceae
    Part used: fruit
    Taste (rasa): Pungent and bitter
    Energy (veerya): Heating
    Charasteristic (guna): Light, dry, penetrating
    Post-digestive effect (vipak): Sweet (when green)
    Dosha effect: VK-, P+
    Action (karma): Improves appetite, stimulates digestion,  destroys ama (toxins), expectorant, anthelmintic, reduces fevers
    Dosage: 1-5g/day

    Black pepper is warming, drying and stimulating to the circulatory, digestive and respiratory systems.

    $7.50

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  • Ginger Powder (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Zingiber officinale
    Other names: Ardraka (fresh), shunthi (dry)
    Family: Zingiberaceae
    Part used: root
    Taste (rasa): Pungent
    Characteristic (guna): Fresh is unctuous and heavy, dry is dry, light and penetrating
    Energy (veerya): Heating
    Post-digestive effect (vipak): Sweet
    Dosha effect: VK-, P+ 
    Action (karma):
    Dose:
    Contraindications:

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  • Hing, 40 grams

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    Starch and gluten free
    Botanical name: 
    Ferula asafoetida
    Other names: asafoetida, devil’s dung
    Family: umbelliferae
    Part used: resin
    Tasta (rasa): pungent
    Characteristic (guna): Unctuous, heavy, penetrating
    Energy (veerya): hot
    Post-digestive effect: pungent
    Dosha effect: VK-, P+

    $9.00

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  • Pippali, 50 grams

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    Botanical name: 
    Piper longum-Fructus
    Other names:
    Long pepper, pimpli, pipal
    Family:
    Piperaceae
    Part used:
    seed
    Taste (rasa):
    pungent
    Characteristic (guna):
    oily, light, penetrating
    Energy (veerya):
    mildly heating, not hot
    Post digestive effect (vipak):
    sweet
    Dosha effect:
    VK-, P+
    Action (karma):
    enkindles the digestive fire, digests toxins, destroys toxins, purgative, scratches toxins from the tissues, vermifuge, reduces fat tissue, alleviates skin diseases, benefits breathing, clears toxins from the head, alleviates hiccups, mitigates fevers, aphrodisiac, rejuvenative specifically to plasma, blood, fat and reproductive tissues, improves the intellect, digestive stimulant, carminative, expectorant, bronchodilatator, anthelmintic, analgesic, circulatory stimulant.
    Dose: 
    1-5 grams per day of powder.  Due to safety issues do not use at a high dose (>5 grams per day) for long periods of time.  Low dose is safe for long-term use as attested to by the vast amount of Ayurvedic formulas containing pippali.
    Contraindications:
    Excess pitta and inflammations of the intestines.

    Pippali is accepted as an Ayurvedic herb that increases digestion without causing excessive heat.  A wonderful pepper, which eats phlegm is becoming a household word in Australia.  Some Ayurvedic fanatics carry them in every pocket to aid digestion! the powder can be sprinkled on raw fruit for a better digestio.

    Pippali (long pepper) is medicinal pepper; cleanser and tonic for the lungs, it stimulates slow digestion, it tonifies the reproductive tissues, it is blood building, and it feeds the brain.  Pippali can also help destroy and digest toxins.  Grind and use instead of pepper (it is hot but less hot than black pepper).  Used to help digestion, clear the lungs and to make chai tea.

    $11.50

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  • Tumeric Root Powder (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Curcuma longa
    Other name: haridra, curcuma
    Family: zingberaceae
    Part used: rhizome
    Taste (rasa): bitter (tikta), pungent (katu)
    Guna (charateristic): dry (ruksha), light (laghu)
    Energy (veerya): heating (ushna)
    Post digestive effect (vipak): Pungent (katu)
    Dosha effect:  VPK-, PV+ in excess
    Action (karma): analgesic, vulnerary, emminagogue (promotes the flow of mensus), anthelmintic, dipana, protects & detoxifies the liver, anticholesterol, cholagogue, treats diabetes, anti-oxidant, raktasodhana, builds blood, treats psoriasis, antibacterial, antimicrobial, clears ama (toxins), anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, treats the lungs, prevents from cataract development, potentiates chemotherapy, treats skin diseases, antidote, prevents from dementia, prevents artherosclerosis & heart attack.

    Tumeric’s strong yellow color signifies its use as a liver herb that is good at drying damp and moving stagnation in the blood.

     

    $8.50

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