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Kapha controls the structure and lubrication of the mind and the body. It is heavy, cold and dense. It is the dosha that holds the cells together and, for these reasons, an imbalanced kapha can create problems. Those who are predominantly kapha constitution sleep soundly and have regular digestion. But once the dosha is out of balance, they gain weight, sleep excessively, and suffer from asthma and diabetes.
Here are a few herbs that can help you balance your kapha
Adrak (ginger) is classified as a heating herb capable of pacifying imbalanced kapha. Add half a spoon full of ginger past to all your food preparations. It is highly beneficial for a person experiencing internal or external cold. Quick tip: Boil your milk. Add a pinch of adrak (ginger) or Haldi (turmeric) to reduce the kapha-increasing quality in the milk. Low fat milk is recommended since it is easier to digest.
Ashwagandha spikes kapha during winters and is highly valued for its strengthening, building, and nourishing nature. Add ¼ spoon of this herb in warm milk. Add honey for flavor. Have a glass full of it daily.
Coriander is also a tridoshic herb that can be used to balance all three doshas. Garnish your soups, vegetables, etc. with finely chopped coriander.
In addition to these herbs, you can also consider having Triphala to balance Kapha dosha. It is an ancient Ayurvedic formulation consisting of three beneficial herbs - Amalaki, Haritaki, and Bibhitaki - effective at balancing all three doshas. Have it twice a day, with a glass of milk to enhance jatharagni (digestive fire).
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