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Support 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.

Contains: 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).

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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.

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

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Ayurvedic Herbs for Colon Health

Healthy Colon, 60 Vegi-caps

Ayurvedic herbal formula for promoting peristalsis, and general colon health. Colon Aid helps eliminate toxins from the colon, improve vitality, stability, and general health by removing waste materials from the colon and counteracting food poisoning.

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

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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.

Contains: 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**

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Kanchanar Guggulu:  Ayurvedic Herbal Formula for Digestion and Lymph Support

Kanchanar Guggulu, 90 tablets, 300 mg.

Kanchanar Guggulu is a formula for breaking down excess kapha. It supports decongestion of the lymphatic system and proper functioning of the digestive system. People with hardened nodes and swelling can try this exotic formula. To avoid redundancy, please note that it contains the guggulu resin as well as the same herbs found in triphala and trikatu.

Contains: Guggulu resin, Commiphora mukul; Kanchanar herb, Bauhinia variegata; Amalaki fruit, Emblica officinalis; Bibhitaki fruit, Terminalia belerica; Haritaki fruit, Terminalia chebula; Pippali fruit, Piper longum; Ginger root, Zingiber officinale; Black Pepper fruit, Piper nigrum; Varuna bark, Crataeva nurvalasa; Cardamom seed, Elettaria cardamomum; Cinnamon herb, Cinnamomum cassia; Bay leaf, Cinnamomum tamala.

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Trikatu, Spices to Kindle Agni for Kapha Types

Kapha Digest, 90 tablets
[Formerly called Trikatu]

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.

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

*Certified organically grown

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Ayurvedic Herbal Support for the Kidneys and Urinary Tract

Kidney Aid, 75 tablets.

This product is intended to help people with sluggish digestion overcome the problems associated with putrefaction in the gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract. It is a natural diuretic and works by strengthening rather than overstimulating the kidneys. It was formulated with overweight people in mind.

Contains: extracts of Cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum; Kapur kachri, Hordeum vulgare; Fagonia arabica, Saxifrage igulata, Purnarnava, Boerhaavia diffusa; Shigru, Moringa pterygosperma; Munjaa, Saccharum officinarum; Babbul, Andropogon halepensis; Varuna, Crateava nurvala; Shank Pushpi, Parmelia parlata; Zergul, Cynodon dactylon; Launaea pinnatifida, Sharpunkha, Tephrosia purpurea; Gokshura, Tribulus terrestris; Dolichos biflorus; Butea frondosa resin.

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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.

Contains: 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.*

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Slim Aid - Ayurvedic Herbal Formula for Weight Loss

Slim Aid, 60 capsules

This formula relies on traditional Ayurvedic herbs to improve metabolism and utilize energy properly.

Contains: standardized extracts of Mahasudarshan churna, Indian Kino Tree (Pterocarpus marsupium), Urni Chhal (Clerodendron phlomidis), Purnarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Kachnar (Bauhinia variegata), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibitaki (Terminalia belerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Pipli (Piper longum), Purple Fleabane (Vernonia anthelmintica).

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Tamarind Extract, 2 oz.
Tamarindus indica

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.

For pdf on Tamarind, click here.

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

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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.

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

*Certified organically grown

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Ayurvedic Herbal Support for Digestion:  Vata Types

Vata Digest, 90 tablets
[Formerly Hingvastak]

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.

Contains: 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.

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Poulsbo, Washington

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