AGASTACHE (Agastache rugosa, Pogostemon cablin)

WHAT IT DOES: Agastache is aromatic, pungent in taste, and slightly warming in action. It stops nausea and vomiting by dissolving mucus in the stomach.

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AGURU WOOD (Aquilaria agollocha)

WHAT IT DOES: Aguru wood is bitter in taste and hot in action. It increases blood circulation to the lungs and head area, and tonifies and warms the entire body.

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ALFALFA (Medicago sativa)

WHAT IT DOES: Alfalfa is sweet and slightly bitter in taste and cooling in action. It nourishes the blood

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ALOE VERA GEL (Aloe barbadensis, Aloe vera) 

WHAT IT DOES: Aloe vera gel is bitter in taste, cold in action and mucilaginous. It heals and soothes skin irritations

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AMERICAN GINSENG ROOT (Panax quinquefolium )

WHAT IT DOES: American ginseng root is sweet and slightly bitter in taste, and cooling in action. It is an adaptogenic (balancing) tonic that nourishes, moistens and cools the body; strengthens the lungs; reduces weakness and fatigue; and strengthens and calms the nervous system.

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AMLA FRUIT (Emblica officinalis)

WHAT IT DOES: Amla fruit is sour, sweet and astringent in taste, and cooling in action. It is a rasayana tonic that promotes longevity, and is especially good for the heart. It strengthen the lungs, helping to fight chronic lung problems as well as upper respiratory infections.

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ARJUNA BARK (Terminalia arjuna)

WHAT IT DOES: Arjuna bark is astringent in taste, cooling in action, and light and dry in property. It is an anti-poison agent that tonifies, strengthens and protects the heart and musculo-skeletal system.

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ASHWAGANDHA ROOT (Withania somnifera, Convolvulus species

WHAT IT DOES: Ashwagandha root is bitter in taste, warming in action, and a strong rasayana tonic. It calms and strengthens the nervous system (Vata); reduces stress; strengthens immunity and vitality; increases sexual energy; and improves cognition and memory.

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ASTRAGALUS ROOT (Astragalus membranicus)

WHAT IT DOES: Astragalus root is sweet in taste and slightly warming in action, It strengthens the vital force (Qi), nourishes the immune system, and strengthens the heart and lungs

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BALA (Sida cordifolia)

WHAT IT DOES: Bala is sweet in taste and hot in action. It nourishes and strengthens immunity, heals the nerves, reduces pain and stimulates formation of healthy new tissue

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BEET ROOT (Beta vulgaris)

WHAT IT DOES: Beet root is sweet in taste and detoxifying in action. It nourishes the liver, intestines and other internal organs and protects them from toxins.

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BILBERRY & BLUEBERRY (Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium myrtilloides)

WHAT THEY DO: Bilberries and blueberries are sour in taste and cooling in action. They remove inflammation and congestion from tiny blood vessels, strengthening vessel integrity and microcirculation; they prevent oxidative stress damage to the eye and to neuronal cells.

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BOSWELLIA GUM (Boswellia serrata, Boswellia carterii)

WHAT IT DOES: Boswellia gum is pungent and bitter in taste, and warm in action. It reduces pain, swelling and inflammation in the lungs, intestines and joints.

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BROMELAIN ENZYME (Ananas comusus)

WHAT IT DOES: Bromelain is pungent and slightly sweet in taste, with a strong long-lasting penetrating quality. It reduces inflammation and mucus, improves digestion and absorption, speeds wound healing, and helps fight tumors.

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BUPLEURUM ROOT (Bupleurum chinensis)

WHAT IT DOES: Bupleurum root is bitter and pungent in taste, and cooling (anti-inflammatory) in action. It releases internal tension and lowers mental stress and anxiety; reduces dizziness and vertigo; warms coldness of hands and feet caused by tension; stimulates the immune system; reduces fever and liver inflammation; stimulates bile flow; protects the liver; and improves digestion.

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BURDOCK ROOT (Arctium lappa)  

WHAT IT DOES: Burdock root is bitter and slightly pungent in taste, and cooling in action. It improves digestive, liver and bowel functions, reduces heat and inflammation, and helps detoxify poisons. It also heals the skin.

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CARTHAMUS FLOWER (Carthamus tinctorius)

WHAT IT DOES: Carthamus flower is pungent in taste and warming in action. It promotes blood circulation and helps reduce pain.

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CASTOR OIL (Ricinus communis)

WHAT IT DOES: Externally, castor oil stimulates lymph drainage. Internally, it is a laxative.

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CHAGA MUSHROOM (Inonotus obliquus)

WHAT IT DOES: Chaga mushroom has a bitter, coffee-like flavor. It stimulates the immune system and draws the life force out of tumors.

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CHASTE TREE BERRY (Vitex agnus-castus)

WHAT IT DOES: Chaste tree berry is bitter and pungent in taste and cooling in action. It relieves symptoms associated with PMS and menopause.

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