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Ayurveda & Diet

Food Chart

Spices

FOOD

RASA

VIRAYA

VIPAK

ACTION ON DOSHA

ACTION ON VPK

Ajwan

Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Sharp, Light, Digestive

Allspice

Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Agni, Liquifies Kapha

Anise

Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Light, Detoxifying

Basil

Astringent

Bitter, Sweet

Heating

Pungent

Bay Leaf

Pungent, Bitter

Heating

Pungent

vpk

Caraway

Sour, pungent

Heating

Sweet

Stimulates Agni

Cardamom

Sweet

Cooling

Pungent

Light, Oily, Degestive

Cayenne

Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Hot, Dry

Chocolate

Sweet, Sour

Heating

Sweet

Hyperactive, Acidec Congests

Cinnamon

Sweet

Hwating

Pungent

Dry, Light, Oily

Clove

Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Light,Oily

Coriander

Astringent

Cooling

Sweet

Light, Oily, Smooth

Cumin

Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Digestive

Dill

Asstringent, Sweet

Heating

Sweet

Light

Fennel

Sweet

Cooling

Sweet

Delicate

Fenugreek

Pungent, Bitter

Heating

Pungent

Kindles Agni

Garlic

Pungent

Heating

Sweet

Oily, Heavy

Ginger, Fresh

Pungent

Heating

Sweet

Light, juicy, Degestive

Horseradish

Pungent, Astringent

Heating

Pungent

Kindles Agni

Radish

Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Hard, Liquid, Rough

Rutabaga

Astringent, Sweet

Cooling

Sweet

Heavy, unctuous

Spinach

Astringent –Cooling

Pungent

Dry, Light,Rough

 

Sprouts

Astringent

Cooling

Pungent

Light,Juicy

Squash Winter

Astringent, Sweet

Heating

Pungent

Dry, Sharp, Heavy

Squash

Sweet, Astringent

Cooling

Pungent

vpk

Tomato

Sour, Astringent

Heating

Pungent

Nightshade, Disturbs

Turnips

Pungent, astringent

Heating

Pungent

Rough, Dry

Zucchini

Astringent

Cooling

Pungent

Heavy, Liquid

Hing

Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Dry, sharp, digestive

Mace

Astringent, Sour, Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Kindles agni

Majoram

Pungent, astringent

Heating

Pungent

Kindles

Mint

Sweet

Cooling

Pungent

Calms pitta

Mustard

Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Sharp, oily, light

Neem(leaves)

Bitter

Cooling

Pungent

Stimulates vata slightly

Nutmeg

Sweet, astringent

Heating

Pungent

Stimulates digestion

Paprika

Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Stimulates agni

Parsely

Astringent, pungent

Heating

Pungent

May stimulate pitta

Poppy seed

Sweet, astringent

Heating

Pungent

Binds stool, aids sleep

Saffron

Astringent, Bitter

Heating

Pungent

Dry, Light

Savory

Sour, Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Kindles Agni

Tarragon

Sweet Sour, Astringent

Cooling

Pungent

Moderation

Turmeric

Bitter

Heating

Pungent

Dry, Light, Digestive

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