Kapha dosha maintains our bodies normal physiology by supporting the anabolic growth process of all cells, tissues, and organs. Two universal elements, water and earth come together to form kapha dosha. The principal function of kapha dosha is to maintain normal physiology, and provide structure, lubrication and protection for our bodies.
All disorders related to kapha dosha, even if only partially manifested are managed as kapha imbalances. The qualities that cause excess kapha are unctuous, cold, white, heavy, sweet, steady, slimy, and viscous.
Natural factors include the essential components of the earths biological rhythm and occurs both in our external and internal environment of our bodies.
Acquired factors are those which increase and aggravate kapha dosha other than natural factors.
Imbalanced kapha is managed by intaking foods or herbs with pungent, bitter, astringent, sharp, hot or dry qualities. Other anti-kapha therapies include heat, steam, emesis, nasya to evacuate the excess kapha dosha from the head, and regular exercise.
Among all the therapies emesis is regarded as the most effective management of kapha disorders.
The excess kapha accumulates in the stomach and is expelled by therapeutic emesis that releases the aggravated kapha from its prime location. When the excess accumulation of kapha is released from the stomach it pacifies all other parts of the body where kapha has accumulated.
Brihat Vaiswanara Churnam balances kapha and pitta dosha, supports digestive strength, removes ama from the stomach, and is useful for cleansing.
Chitraka Asavam balances both vata and kapha dosha, the main herb chitraka kindles digestive fire and digests ama, eases gas, bloating and heaviness in the gut.
Loha Asavam balances kapha dosha, helps maintain healthy weight, eases swelling and inflammation, and supports healthy skin.
Varanadi Kwatham balances kapha dosha, helps support the urinary system and kidney disorders, removes ama from the gut.
Karpuradi Oil balances kapha dosha, the main herb is karpuram supports all kapha related disorders of the chest, throat and nose. This oil is recommended for regular oil massage.
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The Ayurvedic text lists four types of fats with medicinal healing qualities. They are ghritam (ghee), oil (sesame), vasa (muscle), and majja (marrow). Each one has its own unique properties, however ghritam has several special qualities that are unmatched. Ghritam will maintain its own healing qualities even when combined with herbs with different qualities.