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Herbal Actions Affecting Energy Vitality
|Adrenal-tonic||Strengthens, supports, or increases output of adrenals.|
|Builds-stamina||Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.|
|Caffeine-methylxanthines||Methylxanthines are purine alkaloids that have a stimulant and bronchodilating effect.|
|Mobile||Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.|
|Nutritive||An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.|
|Prana||Prana is the Sanskrit word for vital life energy (Qi in Chinese Medicine, pneuma in Greek). Many herbs stimulate your energy, or improve the flow of prana through your body. Generally, prana needs to be increased in spring after a sleepy winter.|
|Refreshing||Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.|
|Satisfies-stomach||Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.|
|Stimulates-energy||This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.|
|Tonic||A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.|
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Kapha individuals take a long time to get started. They lack initiative and enthusiasm. However, once Kapha is motivated, they stay motivated for a long time and have great stamina.
Short bursts of energy may come from the liver's inability to regulate blood sugar levels, perhaps due to hyperthyroid. If you are Vata, your liver may be deficient, leading to erratic behavior. If you are Kapha, your energy may be stagnant and...
Pitta individuals are enthusiastic individuals who start projects with great zeal, but often lose stamina due to their exuberance over time. For this reason, Pitta suffers the most from burn-out. Pitta individuals must be cautious to reserve their...
Shame and self criticism underlies goal oriented behavior, liver and gall bladder disorders. The liver and gall bladder and the general and strategist of the body, according to Chinese medicine. Goals lead to wealth and worldly success, but falls short...
Low energy can come from either depletion (Vata) or excess (Kapha). At 4pm, the adrenals may be exhausted in a Vata individual. Vata people need rest by 4pm. They need less stimulation, activities, and thinking in order to reclaim their vital energy....
Fatigue generally comes from congestion, deficiency, excessive activity, or poor mental health.
Tired Due to kapha
Thick blood (Kapha)
Eating a large meal
Feeling tired in the afternoon is often due to adrenal exhaustion. 3pm is naturally a Vata time where the body is fatigued from the long day.
Morning tiredness may come from 1) poor quality sleep - including insomnia and sleep apnea, or 2) thick,...
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You return to work after a tasty lunch. A new project sits on your desk. Rather than feeling ready to tackle it, you feel ready to take a nap. You feel tired after filling your belly, and have zero umph or inspiration. With a cloudy head and lunch in...
Restlessness and hyperactivity are characteristic mobile quality of Vata dosha. Vata people tend to 'give up' their energy too quickly, confidently diving into experimental lifestyles, spontaneous acts of charity, and exciting social activities. These...
Slow, steady activity is a sign of Kapha's stability.
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DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body.
The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care.
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