Doshas are the life forces that manifest as different energies in our bodies and our surroundings, according to Ayurveda. The three doshas are Vata, Pita, and Kapha, and each individual possesses the usual predominance of one or two of these. It is hence important to know our dosha to be able to make the required changes in our diet and lifestyle for a balanced living.Herbs and spices play an important role in an Ayurvedic diet. While some have cooling properties, others have warm properties, and hence, they can help you balance your dosha if consumed properly.
Different Herbs For Different Body Types
Vata is the energy of movement. From breathing to circulation, speech to creativity, Vata is responsible for all kinds of movements in our body and mind. Vata people are usually thin and find peace in creative activities. Vata imbalance can however, tend to make you feel anxious and restless. Warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, garlic, and black pepper have properties that can ground your body and help you balance the dosha. You can also add a cup of our Shubh Saanjh Chai to your everyday diet and witness excellent results.
Pitta is the energy of transformations.
From metabolism to digestion, enthusiasm to intellect, all the transformations in our body are ruled by Pitta. Imbalance of Pitta can result in frequent infections, particularly of stomach, inflammations and ulcers. The Pitta personality usually makes you fierce and intense but the imbalance can lead you to irritability, aggression, and crankiness. It is important for Pitta to consume cooling food items along with a healthy dose of herbs like basil, peppermint, turmeric, etc. The current season is also ruled by the Pitta energy and the excess heat can cause imbalance in Pitta personality. Ensure enough hydration and consumption of fruits and alkaline vegetables along with these herbs. Our Mint Infusion is an excellent drink to balance Pitta.
Kapha is the energy that nurtures and protects. It governs various temperaments like compassion, patience, stability, etc. It’s easy for Kapha personalities to gain extra pounds, or have congestive disorders. While a healthy Kapha level makes you gentle and stable, as Kapha personalities are primarily ruled by earth and water elements, you may tend to feel unmotivated, stubborn, and under confident when your Kapha energy goes out of balance. Herbs like thyme, ginger, garlic, rosemary can help you achieve balance. You can pair the ingredients of your meals with fennel seeds, cumin, tulsi, and turmeric. Light, dry, and warm foods that are less in salt and have a minimal amount of fats suit you the best. A cup of our Suprabhat Chai everyday can do wonders.
If you don’t know your dosha yet, you can take our Prakriti Quiz.