Software module

"Herbal encyclopedia"

"Herbal Encyclopedia" is a VedaPulse software module, which allows a specialist to form a personalized herbal composition for the client after a 5-7 minute assessment of the heart rhythm. It is based on mathematical algorithms that take into account the canonical description of herbs from a position of Dravyaguna in Ayurvedic practice, Materia Medica in Chinese herbology and healing properties of herbs from a position of clinical western herbal medicine and naturopathy.
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Software module "Herbal Encyclopedia" consists of 3 major sections:

"Herbal rating"

Designed for a specialist to create a personalized herbal composition for a client based on the analysis of constitutional compliance, as well as on the impact strength and vector.

"Herbal Encyclopedia"

A multi-level interactive guide, which allows a specialist to specify some healing properties of a selected herb in herbal composition, based on analysis of classification adopted in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western clinical herbology.

"Herbal constructor" (under development)

Ultimately new smart algorithm for the creation of personified herbal composition, based on the step-by-step instructions for a specialist.

"Herbal rating"

• Allows forming an individual herbal composition based on the assessment of the client's adaptive resource level by means of the instrumental pulse analysis.

• Ranks herbs by the strength of influence on a client.

• Creates a mathematical model of an herb based on the canonical description of its properties (Rasa, Guna, Virya, Vipak, Karma, Dhatu, Dosha, Roga, Meridians, TCM syndromes).

• Assigns the “legend-marker” to herbs, which is affixed individually for each client and encoded in the legend of manual formation of the herbal composition by a specialist.

• Conducts comparative heuristic analysis of herbs with the physiological parameters of the client on the basis of an objective assessment of heart rate to form an individual "herbal traffic light", i.e. three conceptual lists of herbs (red, yellow, green), which are used for the herbal formula composition.

• Additionally filters plants on the nosological principle, allows the specialist to take into account both constitutional and plant properties for pathogenetic therapy of diseases to adjust the herbal composition due to the existing chronic pathology of the client.

• Separates plants to different lists according to the various traditional systems - Ayurveda, TCM, Western herbal medicine.

• Compiles a classic description of the use for different medicinal plants forms (powder, infusion, decoction, etc.), which can be edited by a specialist according to a specific situation.

• Allows creating a set of templates for various diseases to simplify the compilation of the herbal composition.

• Creates a report with a detailed description of the herbal composition and method of application which can be printed or sent by e-mail to the client.

• The main work area of this module section is the so-called "herbal traffic light", which distributes herbs between three tabs learn more

  • The tab, marked with a green icon, contains herbs that are ideal for herbal composition.
  • The tab, marked with a yellow icon, contains herbs that can be used in the herbal composition as additional, rather than basic, herbs.
  • The tab, marked with a red icon, contains herbs, the properties of which will strengthen constitutional tendencies of the client according to homeopathic principle. Herbs from this tab are not recommended for use in monotherapy and can be used only in combination with the herbs providing balancing effect.

• Inside the three tabs, herbs are also labeled with the color marker, which reflects one of the four classification properties learn more

  • Herbs with a harmonious and well-balanced effect (so-called TriDosha herbs or herbs with a harmonious balance of Yin-Yang). Such herbs are positive for all systems of regulation (Dosha). As a rule, their effect on the body is very strong.
  • Constitutionally balanced herbs, which are ideally suitable for the client (according to constitution). The list is configured individually for each client after assessment with the VedaPulse device.
  • Partially constitutionally suitable herbs - certain herbs properties (Rasa, Guna, Virya, Vipak) can strengthen the constitutionally related tendencies to disease progression. But in a complex usage together with other herbs these herbs will have a beneficial effect on the client. The list is formed individually for each client after assessment with the VedaPulse device.
  • Constitutionally incompatible herbs, when used, will increase the Dosha imbalance in a client. The list is configured individually for each client after assessment on the VedaPulse device.
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"Herbal Encyclopedia"

• gives an Ayurvedic description of herbs based on the analysis of canonical sources in Dravyaguna (Nighantu) and the expert recommendations of the AYUSH Ministry;

• describes properties of healing herb learn more

  • Rasa (taste): Madhura (sweet); Kat̩u (pungent), Tikta (bitter), Kas̩āya (astringent), Amla (sour), Lavana (salty);
  • Gun̩a (properties): Snigdha (oily), Guru (heavy), Laghu (easy), Rūks̩a (dry);
  • Vīrya (energy): Śita (cold), Us̩n̩a (hot);
  • Vipāka (taste after digestion): Madhura (sweet), Kat̩u (pungent), Amla (sour);
  • Prabhāva (unique effect);
  • Dos̩a: influence on Dosha;
  • Dhātu (tissues): Rasa, Meda;
  • Karma (pharmacological effect);
  • Rogagnata (therapeutic effect).

• forms a list of herbs in alphabetical order, with the inheritance of selected herbs in "Herbal rating" section at the top of the list. It helps to speed up analysis of herbs' Ayurvedic properties, while also preserving the legend and the quantitative rating;

• allows to do the search by the filtering the desired herb according to its Ayurvedic properties (Rasa, Guna, Virya, Dhatu);

• The herb is verified by a widespread name, botanical name (Latin), Sanskrit name (and names in other languages accepted in Ayurveda).

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• Following canonical authentic texts were used in the development: Yao Хin Lun – Reasoning about the properties of medicines; Ming I Bie Lun – Specific notes of famous physicians; Ben Cao Tu Jing - Illustrated Canon of herbology; Ben Cao Gang Mu – The entire and the details of herbology; Shen-Nong Ben Cao Jing – Canon of herbology by the sacred farmer; Xin Xiu Ben Cao – Newly compiled book on herbology; and others.

• Describes the properties of the medicinal plant. learn more

  • Taste: Gan (sweet), Xan (salty), Suang (sour), Xin (spicy), Ku (bitter), Se (astringent), Dan (neutral, fresh);
  • Energy: cold, slightly cold, neutral, warm, hot;
  • Meridian tropism: Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, Triple Heater, Gallbladder, Liver;
  • Effect: description of action on Yin-Yang, Heat-Cold, Damp and Phlegm, Blood, Qi energy, Wind, etc.;
  • Syndromes in TCM: for which syndromes a particular herb is used;
  • Pharmacological properties: approximation of properties to modern phytopharmacology;
  • Contraindications;
  • Note: compatibility with other herbs.

• Generates a list of herbs in alphabetical order with the inheritance of the selected plants in the "Herbal rating" at the top of the list, to accelerate their analysis of TCM properties, while also maintaining the legend and quantitative rating.

• It allows searching for the desired herb with the filtration by the main TCM syndromes. learn more

  • Emptiness of Qi energy;
  • Emptiness of the Blood;
  • Emptiness of Yang;
  • Syndrome of the Full Heat;
  • Emptiness of Yin Syndrome;
  • Heat and Dampness Accumulation Syndrome;
  • Dampness and Phlegm Accumulation Syndrome;
  • Blood Stagnation Syndrome;
  • Qi Energy Stagnation Syndrome.

• Search the desired herb by filtering its type of action from the position of TCM. learn more

  • plants that "release" the surface of the body (diaphoretic);
  • plants expelling (cleansing) the Heat (antipyretics);
  • purgatives;
  • anti-rheumatic;
  • aromatic herbs that remove Dampness;
  • herbs expelling Dampness through diuresis;
  • herbs that expel internal Cold;
  • herbs that move Qi;
  • herbs that promote digestion;
  • herbs that remove parasites;
  • hemostatic herbs;
  • herbs that move Blood and remove Stagnation;
  • herbs expelling Phlegm and eliminating cough;
  • soothing herbs;
  • herbs that open the "brain light" (revitalizing);
  • herbs for tonifying Emptiness;
  • astringent herbs;
  • herbs that cause vomiting;
  • herbs that remove the Wind of the Liver and "pacify" the Liver.

• It allows searching for the desired herb by applying the filter for one of more than 150 organ syndromes in TCM.

• Herbs are verified by the common name, botanical (Latin) name, Chinese name.

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• Generates a detailed botanical description of the herb. Botanical description includes Latin name and family, description of the parts of the herb, time of ripening/flowering and harvesting, vegetation areas, part of the herb to be used;

• Generates a list of herbs in alphabetical order with the inheritance of the selected herbs in the "Herbal rating" at the top of the list to speed up the analysis of their botanical properties, while also maintaining the legend and quantitative rating;

• Allows for a quick search of an herb by botanical name, synonymous name,

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• Forms a detailed description of the medicinal properties of the herb based on the analysis of the latest scientific data in the field of phytopharmacology;

• Focuses the attention of a specialist on diseases, in which the effect of this herb is proven;

• Describes the pharmacological ingredients contained in the herb;

• Allows searching for the necessary medicinal properties according to phytotherapeutic description of the herb;

• Keeps the herbs, selected in the “Herbal rating” in alphabetical order, for a quick analysis of their medicinal properties from the clinical phytotherapy point of view;

• Describes detailed contraindications for the herb;

• Saves both legend and quantitative rating of herbs in the alphabetical order;

• Allows multiple selection of herbs according to more than 90 pharmacological properties.

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It is possible to search for the necessary herb according to all descriptive categories adopted in different traditions. It is important to note that the heuristic algorithm of the module works on the principle of multiparametric criteria analysis, filtering the herbs across all three lists. There are several adaptive levels, on which the processes of the client’s physiological regulation can be maintained. Each level has its own requirements for the properties of herbs.

Who will benefit from using this module?

"Herbal Encyclopedia" is designed for all professionals, who use methods of traditional medicine in their practice and consult on a healthy lifestyle.

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