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What is kapha dosha in Ayurveda?

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Ayurveda, a form of holistic medicine, is based on the belief that life forces called doshas control how your body works. Kapha dosha controls muscle growth, body strength and stability, weight, and your immune system.

You can disrupt it by sleeping during the day, eating too many sweet foods, and eating or drinking things that contain too much salt or water.

If it’s your main life energy, you may develop asthma and other breathing disorders, cancer, diabetes, nausea after eating, and obesity.

SOURCES:

The Ayurvedic Institute: “Panchakarma Overview.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAM): "Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction."

JIMSA: Herbal Remedies for Management of Constipation and Its Ayurvedic Perspectives.”

FDA: "Use Caution with Ayurvedic Products."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Heavy Metal Poisoning.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 20, 2019

SOURCES:

The Ayurvedic Institute: “Panchakarma Overview.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAM): "Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction."

JIMSA: Herbal Remedies for Management of Constipation and Its Ayurvedic Perspectives.”

FDA: "Use Caution with Ayurvedic Products."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Heavy Metal Poisoning.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 20, 2019

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