Ayurveda, with its 5,000-year-old tradition, is considered the oldest health system of mankind. In the “science of long life”, as Ayurveda is also called, the focus is particularly on the harmony of body and mind.
In addition to the often well-known massages and treatments, Ayurveda also has a special nutritional teaching. In this, especially the areas of digestion, metabolism and tissue are addressed. Because: If these three areas are in balance, diseases can not arise in the first place.
The three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha
According to Ayurveda, the prerequisite for a healthy and happy life is knowledge of the constitution of one’s own body. The balance between body and mind can be divided into the three so-called Doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
The Vata type is rather slim, delicately built and has difficulty gaining weight. Due to a somewhat unsteady mindset, he has difficulty memorizing and tends to be forgetful. He often suffers from insomnia and poor digestion or flatulence.
The Pitta type tends to have an athletic build and is rather of medium size. He often feels tense, seems irritable or impatient. He has a very good appetite and reacts with impatience and anger when hungry. Pitta types also often suffer from headaches, stomach problems and sweat very quickly.
Kapha types have a rather stocky, heavy physique and often tend to be obese. He often feels tired, listless and heavy, has frequent colds and is also generally rather careless. He avoids sports as often as he can and has a hard time parting with old things.
Which medicinal herbs are used in Ayurvedic treatment?
Medicinal plants play a particularly important role in Ayurvedic medicine. However, in addition to some rather unknown and exotic medicinal plants, many native and well-known herbs are also used as medicinal plants. We would like to give you a small overview of these herbs and spices in the following.
Ayurvedic herbs for Dosha: Vata
If you consider yourself a Vata type, the following rather sweet or warming herbs and spices are especially recommended:
- Icelandic moss
Ayurvedic herbs for Dosha: Pitta
If you consider yourself more of a Pitta type, you should go for sweet, cooling plants and spices. Example:
- Lady’s mantle
Ayurvedic herbs for Dosha: Kapha
As a Kapha type, we recommend mainly bitter, pungent as well as warming herbs such as:
Whether you have already had positive experiences with Ayurveda or not, the nutritional teachings of this ancient traditional Indian medicine show the importance of a healthy intestine, metabolism and tissues. We therefore recommend that you integrate the herbs listed above into your own diet and daily routine, depending on your dosha.
By the way: You can find almost all the herbs and spices listed above in organic quality directly in our online store.