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Why is vata dosha the most powerful of all three doshas in Ayurveda?

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In Ayurvedic medicine, vata dosha is thought to control very basic body functions, like how cells divide. It also controls your mind, breathing, blood flow, heart function, and ability to get rid of waste through your intestines. Things that can disrupt it include eating again too soon after a meal, fear, grief, and staying up too late.

If vata dosha is your main life force, you’re more likely to develop conditions like anxiety, asthma, heart disease, skin problems, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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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