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Overview of basic Ayurvedic concepts related to health.

Information in this presetnation is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. Please refer to previous issues for references on other core concepts. You should not use the information in this column for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

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  • Stimulant, diuretic, aphrodisiac: colds flu, debility, inhale raw at time of fainting
  • Circulation, digestion, reproductive, respiratory, atherosclerosis, vata fever… tamasic so spiritual devotees don’t generally use
  • Digestive, respiration, anaglesic”universal medicine” with salt pitta, with rock candy- pitta, with honey– kaphaAllaepauk: juice with water and cane sugar boiled to syrup. Ad saffron, cardamom, nutmeg, clover and preserve
  • Stimulant, diaphoretic, digestive, decongestant, burns ama, helped appetite, lungs, blood clots, pain
  • Demulcent, laxative, tonic, builds blood, promotes menstruation, gall bladder liver
  • Astringent, diuretic, nerving, cleanses the mind, increases ether to promote meditation, increased perception, rich in minerals
  • Tonic, emollient, rejuvenate, antacid, nutritive, increases marrow, semen and ojas, improves intelligence, good for memory and digestion, balances all gains, promotes longevity
  • Emollient, laxative, tonic, flower it is from will confer some of the types of be subtle differences in benefit, heals the eyes, topically put on wounds, aggravates pitta, toxic if cooked
  • Demulcent, anticarcinogenic – nightshade may have action of pitta, boosts immune system, anticonvulsacnt
  • Aphrodisiac, laxative, nervine helps for dry cough, builds strong bones, high in K, Mg, protein, fiber
  • Plasma, bone marrow, nerves, reproduction, anti bug, arteritis, trace amounts of copper needed to absorb iron
  • Stimulnat, carmative, decongestant, burns up ama well, gargle for sore throats, fever, chills, clear kapha in am, colon cleanse
  • Blood, marrow, nerve, plasma, circulation, helps absorb nutrients, reduces kapha, headache, belching, expels mucus, clarity joy
  • Plasma, blood, muscle, marrow, nerves antibacterial, astringent, promotes agni, menstrual papin, assists in labor, external uses for pain internal uses headache.
  • Stimulant expectorant decongestant, analgesic, gas, nausea committing, toothache, indigestion, opens and clears srotas, promotes sexual activity
  • Ali Baba and the forty thieves, `Open Sesame' was thesecret password to open the treasure cave.
  • Nutritive, demulcent, laxative, emollient, stones, chtonmoc cough, roundworms, iron source, taken with pippali are keep for asthma, strengths teech tongue and gums, more calcium by weight than milk
  • Diuretic , laxative, tonic, aphrodiasic, high pitta, uti, edema, boiled water from asparagus helps joint pain
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