KAPHA IMBALANCE : MANAGE AND HEAL THROUGH AYURVEDA
The combination of elements to make kapha dosha is water and earth. It is the structure forming principle. It is like a glue that holds body cells together and provides structural integrity and stability. If kapha dosha in balanced state than it is responsible for lubrication of joints, moisturization of skin, strengthening muscles,bones and immunity. It provides strength, vigour and stability.
KAPHA DOSHA CHARACTERISTICS:Oily (snigdha)Guru (heavy)Smooth (shlakshna)SoftStable (sthira)Sweet
SUBTYPES OF KAPHA :Avalabaka Tarpaka Bodhaka Shleshaka Kledaka
It is located in chest.
Areas of movements in between the shoulder blades.
It supports structures of chest and enables their smooth functioning.Kledaka :
It is located in stomach.
Areas of movement in stomach.
It helps in moisten food and covert it into bolus, enables proper digestion of food,balance hyperactivity of pitta.Tarpaka:
It is located in head.
Areas of movement in head.
It helps in nourishing brain and sense organs.Bodhaka :
It is located in tongue .
Function of bpdhaka kapha is perception of taste.Shleshaka :
It is located in joints.
Areas of movement in joints.
It causes lubrication and maintains integrity of bony joints.
SYMPTOMS OF KAPHA IMBALANCE :Excess mucousLoss of strengthCold sweatsPoor appetiteIndigestionExcess weight gainExcessive sleepinessLethargyPallorSluggishnessDrowsinessHay feverIncrease in body weightSinus congestionThick white tongue coat.
CAUSES OF KAPHA IMBALANCE:Consuming dairy,fatty and oily foodExcessive intake of cold drinks,frozen and salty food.OvereatingEating large mealsSpending too much time in cold climatesLack of physical activitySleep during day time
KAPHA PREDOMINANCE DURING DAY :
Kapha dosha is predominant during early morning and before noon. At that time environment will be cold and unctuous, favours increase of kapha This increase will be short lived one. At the time of afternoon once sun is at peak and heat is on kapha will naturally subside when the pitta dosha increases.
HOW TO BALANCE KAPHA DOSHA :Eating kapha pacifying food such as bitter,pungent and astringent tasting food.Exercise dailyYogaUse of honeyHot and fresh food intakeExcessive thinking and worryingMedicated smokingIntake of less food and light to digest foodIntake of aasav and arishta.Awakening late nightsStay in warm temperatures.
PANCHAKRMA TREATMENT :Abhyanga Swedana Udwartana Vamana Virechna Vasti
GOOD FOOD TO EAT:Blue berriesPeppersSpinachDry oatsChickpeasApplesCauliflowerBrinjalLentilsLemonSproutsOkra
FOODS TO BE AVOID IN KAPHA DOSHA :AvocadoOlivePotatoesTomatoesDatesFigsPineappleMangoGrapesWatermelonAvoid sugarcane productsCheese ,whole milkAvoid new grains especially wheat.Avoid large meals.
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF KAPHA DOSHA :
This ayurvedic powder helps in pacifying kapha dosha naturally. It is very effective in cough with mucus, cold, and other respiratory disorders. Cough powder is a mixture of some ayurvedic ingredients like talisadi churna, abharak bhasam, godanti bhasam, lakshmi vilas rasa, yashtimadhu churna, tankan bhasma, kaph ketu ras. These ingredients in combination show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, & expectorant properties.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with honey.Kapha Balance tablet:
CAC Kapha tablet is a healthy blend of herbs formulated to balance Kapha doshas without aggravating Pitta and Vata doshas. It can also be used to alleviate any temporary Kapha imbalance. It is very effective in Kapha season that is late winter and spring. It consists of warming and astringent herbs that help to balance the system throughout the cold season. The main use of Kapha tablets is to remove excess Kapha doshas from the system and helps in the management of weight, healthy lungs, and the immune system.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.Trikatu Tablet
TRIKATU SYRUP is purely Ayurvedic formulation made up of three herbs. CAC Trikatu Syrup helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties.
Recommended Dosage - Take 2 tablespoon in a day.Panchasakar Churna:
The churna has best results in the detoxification of excess toxins from the body and maintains the proper metabolism. It is made up of a total of 5 ingredients - Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Svaran patri (Cassia angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Foeniculum vulgare),Sauvarchala lavana (Rock salt). The powder reduces the inflammation, redness, relieves constipation, abdominal discomfort, etc. and also prevents it from re-occurring.
Recommended Dosage - Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with lukewarm water.