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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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  • Amalaki powder (organic), 100 grams

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    Botanical name: Emblica officinalis
    Other names: Indian gooseberry, amla
    Part used: Fruit
    Taste (rasa): All but salty, primarily sour, bitter, and astringent
    Characteristic (guna): Light and dry
    Energy (veerya): Cooling
    Post didestive effect (vipak): Sweet
    Dosha effect: All dosha are reduced
    Action (karma): Nourishes the reproductive system, protects the heart, purifies the blood, digestive, benefits the eyes, benefits urinary diseases and diabetes, hair tonic, antacid and liver cleanser.

    Known to promote ojas, amalaki is used as an antacid, a mild laxative, an anti-inflammatory of the intestines, it is used for bleeding disorders 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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  • Ashwaganda (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Withania somnifera
    Other names: Winter cherry, Indian ginseng, withania
    Family: Solanacea
    Part used: Root & leaves
    Taste (Rasa): Bitter (tikta), astringent (kasaya), sweet (madhur)
    Energy (veerya): Heating
    Characteristic (guna): Light (lagu), unctuous (snighda)
    Post-digestive effect (vipak): Sweet
    Dosha effect: 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, muscle tonic, restores a good sleeping pattern, treats ADHD.
    Dose: Use 1 to 2 teaspoons daily.
    Contraindications: Caution in pregnancy.

    $9.50

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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
    Dosha effect: effect KV-, P+
    Action (karma): Appetiser, digestive, vermicide, increases the appetite, redirects the flow of vata downwards, carminative, 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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    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.

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  • Brahmi, 50 grams

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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)
    Dosha: 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

    $14.50

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  • Cinnamon Chips (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)
    Dosha effect: 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.

    $10.50

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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)
    Dosha effect: decreases vatta, pitta, kapha, especially pitta.
    Action (karma): toxin digester, alleviates intestinal spasms, alleviates burning in the body, appetizer, alleviates thirst, mood uplifter, vermifuge, diuretic, alleviates hot skin conditions, expectorant, carminative, digestive, alterative, cardiotonic, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, febrifuge.
    Dose: Up to 4 grams a day.

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  • Cumin Seeds (organic), 100 grams

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    Botanical name:
    Cuminum cymimum
    Other names: Cumin, Jiraka, 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)
    Dosha effect: 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.

    $11.00

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  • Curry Leaves (organic), 25 grams

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    Botanical name: Murraya koenigii
    Other names: Kadi patta
    Family:  Rutaceae
    Part used: Leaf
    Taste (rasa): Pungent and bitter 
    Energy (veerya): Heating  
    Dosha effect: VK- P+

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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)
    Dosha effect: balancing vatta, pitta, kapha.
    Action (karma): Appetizer, digestive, brain and eye tonic, sattvic, redirects the flow of vata downwards, antiemetic, antispasmodic, calmantive, aromatic, diuretic, galactagogue, antitussive, expectorant, antiasthmatic.
    Dose: Up to 9 grams per day.
    Contraindications: None known.

    $9.00

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  • Fenugreek Seed (organic), 100 grams

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    Botanical name: Trigonella foenum-graecum
    Other names: Fenugreek, Methi
    Family: Fabaceae
    Part used: seed
    Taste (rasa): Pungent, astringent, bitter, sweet
    Characteristic (guna): Light and unctuous
    Energy (veerya): Hot
    Post digestive effect (vipak): Pungent
    Dosha effect: VK-, P+
    Action (karma) : Reduces cholesterol, antidiabetic, mild laxative, digestive, reproductive system tonic
    Dosage: Up to 50g/day
    Safety: May interact with diabetic medication

    A poultice made from the powder is very useful for drawing infections, boils, splinters and arthritic swelling from the body.

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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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  • Gotu Kola (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name:
    Hydrocotyle asiatica
    Other names: Indian pennywort
    Family: Apiaceae
    Part used: Leaf
    Taste (rasa): Bitter, astringent and sweet
    Characteristic (guna): Dry and light
    Energy (veerya): Cooling
    Post digestive effect (vipak): Sweet
    Dosha effect: VPK=
    Action (karma): Brain tonic, heart tonic, purifies the blood, nerve tonic, slows ageing, benefits the skin, wound healing, anti-inflammatory
    Dose: Up to 30g as an infusion
    Contraindications: Large doses can cause dizziness

    $10.50

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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)
    Dosha effect: 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.
    Contraindications: Aggravated pitta

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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+

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  • Licorice Root (organic), 50 grams

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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:  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)
    Dosha effects: 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), anti-emetic, 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 itching, its anti-inflammatory pitta reducing effects are commonly employed to treat red, hot, inflamed 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 in 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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  • Licorice Root Powder (organic), 50 grams

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    $9.00

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