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Ayurvedic Herbs for Digestion

The father of Ayurvedic medicine, Charaka, believed that illness begins in the stomach with indigestion. People with different constitutional types have varying ability to produce the gastric chemicals required for proper metabolism. If the individual secretes enough gastric juices but still has poor digestion, the problem is probably due to the food preparation or quantity of food consumed.

 


Avipattikar, organic, half pound

Avipattikar is a traditional formula for removing excess pitta (heat and toxins) from the gastrointestinal tract. It promotes proper levels of stomach acids and the correct movement of apana vata downwards, thereby relieving symptoms of acid reflux and other esophageal discomfort. It also aids proper elimination of both metabolic wastes and toxins.

Ingredients: Cane Sugar, Nishoth herb (Operculina turpethum), Clove bud (Syzgium aromaticum), Cardamom seed (Elettaria cardamomum), Musta root (Cyperus rotundus), Vidanga fruit (Embelia ribes), Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum tamala), Salt, Ginger root (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali fruit (Piper longum), Amalaki fruit (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki fruit (Terminalia belerica), Haritaki fruit (Terminalia chebula).

Banyan Botanicals,
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Digestive Aid

Digestive Aid, 60 capsules

Ayurveda offers more insight into digestion than any system of medicine on the planet. This formula provides nutritional support for people with weakened digestion, whether due to illness, complications of treatment, or general constitutional weakness. It is formulated to avert stagnation of energy when undigested food accumulates in the body.

Ingredients: standardized extracts of Plumbago zeylanica, Ajwan, Frachyspermum ammi, Piper nigrum, Zingiber officinale, Allium sativum, Piper longum, and Carica papaya.

Vadik Herbs,
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Hingvastak, half pound

Hing is the Sanskrit name of a dreadful smelling resinous exudate from the root of a plant we call asafoetida (fetid.) Hingvastak powder is a mixture of asafoetide with aromatic and carminative herbs and spices that aid digestion. It is especially helpful for vata types who have sudden cravings followed by a precipitous drop in appetite that results in abdominal rumblings and intestinal gas. This product is also available in tablet form under the name of Vata Digest.

Ingredients: Cumin seed (Cuminum cyminum)**, Ajamoda seed (Apium graveolens)**, Black Cumin seed (Nigella sativa)**, Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)**, Black Pepper fruit (Piper nigrum)**, Pippali fruit (Piper longum)**, Mineral Salt, Asafoetida (Ferula asafoetida), Fenugreek (Triognella foenum-graecum).**

Certified organically grown**

Banyan Botanicals,
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Intesti Guard, 2 oz.

This blend of herbs has been formulated to protect the gastrointestinal tract, especially when traveling in third world countries or any area where there is poor hygiene or risk of infections. The formula is both detoxifying and carminative, meaning it cleanses but also relieves nausea and indigestion. It is one of four formulas comprising our travel kit and meets airline regulations for carry on items.

Ingredients: Proprietary Blend of Extracts of Tinospora cordifolia, Andrographis paniculata, Emblica officinalis, Coptis chinesis, Coriandrum sativum, Zingiber officinalis, Terminalia chebula, Cyperus rotundus, Piper nigrum, Cinnamomum verum, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Azadirachta indica, Clove Bud Essential Oil, Honey, Vegetable Glycerin, and Organic Alcohol.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary,
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Trikatu, Spices to Kindle Agni for Kapha Types

Kapha Digest, 90 tablets

This is the historic Trikatu formula. It contains three spices that stimulate digestion and assimilation of food. It kindles agni or digestive fire and promotes reduction of excess kapha and fat. In Ayurveda, spices are used to counteract lethargy and slow metabolism as well as to improve absorption due to weak appetite and insufficency of gastric secretions.

Ingredients: Ginger root, Zingiber officinale*, Black Pepper fruit, Piper nigrum*, Pippali fruit, Piper longum*.

*Certified organically grown

Banyan Botanicals,
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Pitta Digest, 90 tablets [Formerly Digest Ease]

Ayurveda places enormous emphasis on the importance of good digestion and assimilation. This formula promotes digestive fire without aggravating the pitta dosha or irritating the delicate membrane lining of the stomach and intestines.

Special note: For biliousness, consider using with the Liver Formula. For gastritis, stomach ulcers or hyperacidity, use in conjunction with Shatavari. For vata-related digestive complaints, consider Hingvastak. For kapha-related digestive complaints, consider Trikatu.

Ingredients: Guduchi herb, Tinospora cordifolia;* Amalaki fruit, Emblica officinalis;* Cumin seed, Cuminum cyminum;* Coriander seed, Coriandrum sativum;* Fennel seed, Foeniculum vulgare;* Ajamoda seed, Apium graveolens;* Licorice root, Glycyrrhiza glabra;* Cardamom seed, Elettaria cardamomum;* Ginger root, Zingiber officinale;* Cinnamon bark, Cinnamomum cassia.*

Banyan Botanicals,
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Tamarind Extract, 2 oz.

This extract was added with the intention of offering a remedy for intoxication, but it was soon learned that the fruit has countless additional benefits. Tamarind is originally from Africa but is grown throughout the Caribbean and Asia as well as on some Pacific Islands. The bulk of imports come from the Antilles.

Tamarind is used mainly to improve digestion but the mechanism whereby it achieves this power seems to imply that tamarind is anti-inflammatory and detoxifying, being used for such serious poisoning as that caused by ingesting datura. It restores sensation in certain kinds of paralysis. It is also used for gingivitis as well as to promote excretion of fluoride.

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30 drops 2 to 4 times daily or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: extract of fresh Tamarindus indica fruit in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary,
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Triphala, 2 oz.

Triphala is a combination of three tropical fruits and is one of the oldest and most revered Ayurvedic formulas. It is a rasayana formula, meaning it is deemed to have rejuvenative properties. It is cleansing, dosha balancing, and stimulating both to digestion and elimination. It is a superb antioxidant and has some antiparasitic as well as cardioprotective properties. It removes mucus, ama, and harmonizes blood sugar, cholesterol, and metabolic functioning.

Ingredients: Proprietary Blend: Amalaki Fruit (Emblica officianalis, Haritaki Fruit (Terminalia chebula), and Bibhitaki Fruit (Terminalia belirica) in Organic Alcohol, Distilled Water, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary,
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Triphala, Blend of 3 Tropical Fruits for Intestinal and Arterial Cleansing

Triphala, 90 tablets

Triphala contains three tropical fruits used to regulate and regenerate the lower intestine. Triphala is probably the best selling Ayurvedic formula in the world. It is not a laxative or purgative but rather a support to deeper assimilation and elimination. It is balancing for all doshas.

Ingredients: standardized extracts of Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula, Emblica officinalis, Cassia angustifolia.

*Certified organically grown

Banyan Botanicals,
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Ayurvedic Herbal Support for Digestion:  Vata Types

Vata Digest, 90 tablets

Hingvastak is a traditional Ayurvedic formula for vata types. It "focuses" the appetite and enhances digestion and assimilation of nutrients. It stimulates healthy peristalsis and aids in the removal of intestinal gas.

Ingredients: Cumin seed, Cuminum cyminum; Ajamoda seed, Apium graveolens; Black Cumin seed, Nigella sativa; Ginger root, Zingiber officinale; Black Pepper fruit, Piper nigrum; Pippali fruit, Piper longum; Mineral Salt, Asafoetida, Ferula asafoetida.

Banyan Botanicals,
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