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  • Amalaki powder (organic), 100 grams

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    Known to promote ojas, amalaki is used as an antacid, a mild laxative, an anti-inflammatory of the intestines, it is used for bleeding disosders and is know for its beneficial action on the eyes. It is also used as a cardiotonic and antioxidant. It is said to have a high, stable vitamin C content. Amalaki alleviates the three doshas.

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  • Asanadi Choornam, 50 grams

    Asanadi is a herbal tea used in Ayurveda traditionally to reduce weight, balance sugar levels and suppress appetite while increasing digestive power.  This occurs as the ingredients in Asanadi prevents the storage of fat, increases serotonin and boosts the metabolism.  Studies have shown that patients taking Asanadi Choonam everyday for three months, will on average reduce their weight by 8kg.  Good eating and warm digestive drinks are paramount for any weight loss success.  A great warm digestive is Apple Cidar Vinegar (one teaspoon with hot water sipped during a meal).

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  • Ashwaganda (organic), 50 grams

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    Indian Ginseng
    Botanical name: Withania somnifera
    Other names: Winter cherry, Indian genseng
    Family: Solanacea
    Part used: Root & leaves
    Taste (Rasa): Bitter (tikta), astringent (kasaya), sweet (madhur)
    Characteristic (guna): Light (lagu), unctuous (snighda)
    Dosa: decreases vata and kapha.  If used in excess it will increase pitta and ama (toxins).
    Action (karma): Adaptogen, nervine tonic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulator, anti-tumour, nervine, anti-asthmatic, antistress, expectorant, diuretic, increases ojas, rejuvenating (rasayana), anti-inflammatory, adaptogen, muscle tonic, restores a good sleeping pattern, treats ADHD.
    Dose: Use 1 to 2 teaspoons daily.
    Contraindications: Caution in pregnancy.

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  • Black Mustard Seed (organic), 100 grams

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    Botanical name:
    Brassica nigra
    Other names: mustard see, siddharthaka, sarsapa, rajika
    Family: Brassicaceae
    Part used: seed
    Taste (rasa): pungent, bitter
    Characteristic (guna):
    Energy (veerya): heating
    Post digestive effect (vipak): pungent
    Quality (guna): light, dry, penetrating
    The fault, the imbalance of the elements (dosa): effect KV-, P+
    Action (karma): Appetiser, digestive, vermicide, increases the appetite, redirects the flow of vata downwards, carminative, vermicide, expectorant, analgesic, rheumatic.
    Dose: 1-6 grams per day 
    Contraindications: Signs of heat, inflammation and high pitta.  No drug-herb interactions known.

    These little black or brown seeds have a warming and stimulating effect on the digestion and lungs.  A wonderful home remedy for nipping the onset of a cold in the bud.

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  • Black Pepper (organic), 50 grams

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

     

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  • Brahmi

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    Brain Repair
    Botanical name: Bacopa monniera
    Other names: Bacopa, Herpestis
    Family: Scrophulariaceae
    Part used: leaves & stems
    Taste (rasa): sweet (madhur), bitter (tikta), astringent (kashaya)
    Characteristic (guna): light and flowing
    Energy (veerya): cooling (sheeta)
    Post digestive effect (vipak): sweet (madhur)
    The fault, the imbalance of the elements (dosa): balancing vata, pitta, kapha.
    Action (karma): calms vata, increases intellectual power, cardiotonic, nervine, rejuvenates the nervous system, antispasmodic, reduces mental illness, diuretic, epilipsey.
    Dose: Infuse one to three teaspoon of brahmi per day.
    Contraindications: None known

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  • Cinnamon Quills (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name:
    Cinnamomm zeylanicum
    Other names: Ceylon Cinnamom
    Family: Lauracea
    Part used: skin & bark
    Taste (rasa): pungent (katuk), sweet (madhur), bitter (tikta)
    Characteristic (guna): dry (ruksha), light (lahu), penetrating (tikshna)
    Energy (veerya): heating (ushna)
    Post digestive effect (vipak): pungent (katuk)
    The fault, the imbalance of the elements (dosa): Decreases vatta, kapha. Increases pitta.
    Action (karma): Appetizer, destroys toxins, cardiotonic, calmative, aromatic, digestive, expectorant, increases sperm, diaphortic, antispasmodic.
    Dose: Up to 9 grams a day.
    Contraindications: Caution during pregnancy and high pitta.

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  • Coriander Seeds (organic), 100 grams

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    Botanical name:
    Coriandrum sativum
    Other names: Coriander, Cilantro, Dhaniya
    Family: Umbelliferae
    Part used: seed
    Taste (rasa): sweet (madhur), pungent, (katuk), bitter (tikta)
    Characteristic (guna): light, oily
    Energy (veerya): LEAVES – cooling (sheeta) SEEDS – warming
    Post digestive effect (vipak): sweet (madhur)
    The fault, the imbalance of the elements (dosa): decreases vatta, pitta, kapha, especially pitta.
    Action (karma): toxin digester, alleviates intestinal spasms, alleviates burning in the body, appertizer, alleviates thirst, mood uplifter, vermefuge, diuretic, alleviates hot skin conditions, expectorant, carminative, digestive, alterative, cardiotonic, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, febrifuge.
    Dose: Up to 4 grams a day.
    Contraindications: None known.

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  • Cumin Seeds (organic), 100 grams

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    Botanical name:
    Cuminum cymimum
    Other names: Cumin, Juraka, Jira
    Family: Umbelliferae
    Part used: seed
    Taste (rasa): pungent (katuk), bitter (tikta)
    Characteristic (guna): light (lagu), dry (ruksha)
    Energy (veerya): heating (ushna)
    Post digestive effect (vipak): pungent (katuk)
    The fault, the imbalance of the elements (dosa): balancing vatta, pitta, kapha.  If used in excess increases pitta. Action (karma): Appertizer, clears the head of mucous and congestion, aromatic, digestive, calminative, diuretic, galactagogue, brain tonic, antispasmodic, treats skin disorders, alterative.
    Dose: Up to 5 grams a day.
    Contraindications:  Not to be used in high doses where there is pitta or other inflammatory problems in the digestive system.

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  • Curry Leaves (organic), 25 grams

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  • Fennel Seed (organic), 100 grams

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    Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare
    Other names: Fennel, Shatapushpa
    Family: Umbelliferae
    Part used: seed
    Taste (rasa): sweet (madhur), pungent (katuk), bitter (tikta)
    Characteristic (guna): light (laghu), unctuous (snigdha), penetrating (tikshna)
    Energy (veerya): heating (ushna)
    Post digestive effect (vipak): sweet (madhur)
    The fault, the imbalance of the elements (dosa): balancing vatta, pitta, kapha.
    Action (karma): Appertizer, digestive, brain and eye tonic, sattvic, redirects the flow of vata downwards, antiemetic, antispasmodic, calmantive, aromatic, diuretic, galactagogue, antitissuive, expectorant, antiasthmatic, februarge.
    Dose: Up to 9 grams per day.
    Contraindications: None known.

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  • Fenugreek Seed (organic), 100 grams

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    Botanical name: Trigonella foenum-graecum
    Other names: Fenugreek, Methi
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  • Ginger Powder (organic), 50 grams

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  • Gotu Kola (organic), 50 grams

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  • Green Cardamom Pods (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name:
    Elittaria cardamomum
    Other names: Cardamom, Elaichi, Ela
    Family: Zingiberaceae
    Part used: fruit
    Taste (rasa): pungent (katuk), sweet (madhur)
    Characteristic (guna): light and dry
    Energy (veerya): cooling (sheeta)
    Post digestive effect (vipak): sweet (madhur)
    The fault, the imbalance of the elements (dosa): decreases vatta, pitta, kapha.
    Action (karma): appetizer, digestive, antitussive, stops hiccup, prevents nausea, aphrodisiac, aromatic, diuretic, redirects the flow of vata downwards (laxative).
    Dose: Up to 5 grams a day.
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  • Licorice Root (organic), 50 gram

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    Sweet Root
    – this naturally sweet tea soothes a sore throat and liquefies mucus.  Add ginger to warm the energetics.  Licorice extends the half life of cortisol (stress hormones) making it an effective adrenal tonic.
    Botanical name: Glycyrrhiza glabra
    Other names: Liquoirice, Sweet Root, Black Sugar, Sweet Wood
    Family: Fabaceae
    Part used: root
    Taste (rasa): sweet (madhur), bitter (tikta)
    Characteristic (guna): guru, snigdha
    Energy (veerya): cooling (sheeta)
    Post digestive effect (vipak): sweet (madhur)
    The fault, the imbalance of the elements (dosa): decreases vatta, pitta, kapha.  If used in excess increases kapha
    Action (karma) EXTERNAL: analgesic, anti-inflammatory and helps hair growth. Used with ghee to heal surgical wounds.
    Action (karma) INTERNAL: adrenal tonic, calms the mind, rasayana, sukra dhatu tonic, increases volume and sperm count, useful in premature ejaculation, antacid, aperient (mild laxative), antiemetic, emetic in large doses, treats ulcers, chronic liver disorders, cools & purifies blood, diuretic, beneficial in inflammation of the urinary tract, emolliating herb used in preventing itchin, its anti-inflammatory pitta reducing effects are commonly employed to treat red, hot, inflammed skin disorders, febrifuge, hepatoprotective action in hepatitis and chronic liver disorders, beneficial to eyes, used in asthma, bronchitis, dry cough with phlegm, sore throat, laryngitis and tonsilitis, expectorant.
    Dose: Infuse half a teaspoon of licorice with boiling water for 15 minutes. Contraindications: Licorice should be avoided in cases of high blood pressure, cardiac or kidney insufficiency, pregnancy, fluid retention or myasthenia gravis sufferers (rare muscle disease). Licorice may be incompatible or interfere with prescription drugs used for the treatment of hypertension or heart failure. Pregnant women should avoid licorice as it may cause fluid retention.

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  • Licrorice Root Powder (organic), 50 grams

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