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Clove Powder, wildcrafted, one pound

Clove buds are one of the most powerful antimicrobial and antifungal spices known. The powder can be used in cooking, added to toothpaste or tooth powder to reduce sensitivity, especially where there are oral infections and inflammation. Cloves are not a traditional ingredient in Chyawanprash but they are added to most products sold on the market today. Cloves are chemo protective, the mode of action being that they aid detoxification from carcinogens.

Ingredients: wildcrafted Syzygium aromaticum powder.

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Certified organic Centella asiatica herb powder

Gotu Kola Powder, certified organic, one pound

Gotu kola is an adaptogen with a specific effect on the mind, helping to maintain focus, memory, and concentration. It is believed to support the cells of the brain in a manner that is calming rather than stimulating. It also supports the adrenals and protects against both physical and mental fatigue. It also restores luster to the hair and skin and is even used in obstinate cases of leprosy and other skin diseases. It is also considered helpful with tubercular lesions and urinary tract infections.

Ingredients: certified organic Centella asiatica herb powder.

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Haritaki Fruit Powder, wildcrafted, half pound

Haritaki is one of the three fruits in triphala where it exhibits more purgative action than the other two fruits. It is also one of the ingredients in Chyawanprash. It is a vata pacifying fruit that acts mainly on the gastrointestinal tract where it removes toxins, nourishes, and rejuvenates tissue, having a special ability to normalize lipids. It is also used to treat fevers and anemia.

Ingredients: wildcrafted Terminalia chebula fruit powder.

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Nirgundi Powder, wildcrafted, half pound

This herb is similar to European chaste tree; however, it is used quite differently in that even celibate yogis in India seek to have perfection in their reproductive system. Nirgundi is hence used to retard aging and promote virility.

Ingredients: wildcrafted Vitex negundo powder.

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Pushkarmool Powder, wildcrafted, one pound

Elecampane is used as an antispasmodic, especially in chronic bronchial disorders. Its antihistaminic properties make it suitable for people with asthma as well as allergies to pollens. It is both antifungal and antibacterial. It is also antiparasitic, relaxing, and hypotensive. Do not exceed recommended dosage.

Ingredients: wildcrafted Inula racemosa root powder.

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Vamsa Rochna Powder, wildcrafted, half pound

Bamboo manna is a starch that is rich in silicious crystalline substances that aid the growth of hair, teeth, bones, and skin. It usually called banslochan in India and is most respiratory formulas, including the famous sitopaladi. Bamboo manna is also rich in potassium. It is nutritious, especially for the nervous system, and is used in nearly all deficiency conditions, including those caused by intestinal parasites. The taste is quite palatable, a little chalky, so the powder can be added to homemade Chyawanprash or drinks made with milk or milk substitutes, including coconut. It is usually made with something a little spicy to avoid congestion.

Ingredients: wildcrafted Bambusa arundinaceae powder.

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Vidanga Fruit Powder, wildcrafted, half pound

Vidanga is used to eliminate excess vata from the lower intestines. This is extremely important since vata can become debilitating. Vidanga also strengthens agni (digestive fire) and supports detoxification. In Ayurveda, it is regarded as ascaridal, specific for large intestinal nematodes, as well as giardia. In clinical trials, tape worms were expelled in 6-24 hours. It is also a febricide. Studies indicate that it is estrogenic and mildly progestogenic. The berries are spermicidal and are being studied as a natural contraceptive. The effects on male fertility are easily reversed once stopping the use of the berries.

Use of this herb should be suspended if changes in peripheral vision are noted. It should also not be used by those trying to have children since it acts as an antifertility agent.

Ingredients: wildcrafted Embelia ribes powder.

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Vidhari Kand Powder, wildcrafted, one pound

Vidarikand is a type of yam, sometimes identified as Pueraria tuberosa but what is offered here is Ipomoea digitata and is an official substitute for rare astavarga herbs in Chyawanprash. It looks something like a morning glory. The root powder is sweet and nutritious and is used to promote milk flow as well as for enlargement of the liver and/or spleen. It is also a tonic for the elderly. It supports their "shukra" or subtle nutrients needed for the reproductive system and aging. It increase kapha and decreases vata.

Ingredients: wildcrafted Ipomoea digitata root powder.

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