Updated: Sep 3
Kapha season--it's a long one. Here's some tasty Ayurveda herbs and tools to get you through the last half and through spring.
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Ayurveda Herbs for Kapha Season
Ayurvedic herbs offer a variety of health benefits and can soothe aggravated doshas. The goal of herbal support during Kapha season is to boost energy, support immune system function, cleanse, and detoxify.
Ginger: Ginger generates ignite agni (digestive fire) and promotes heat in the body. Ginger can help expel mucus, stimulate the metabolism, and kickstart sluggish indigestion. Balancing for for vata and kapha, may aggravate Pitta.
Turmeric: Astringent turmeric has antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is cleansing and mobilizing – while supporting immune system function. Balances all three doshas, but get too much and it may aggravate Vata and Pitta.
Cinnamon: Enkindles digestive and other fires (agni), helps to eliminate toxins (ama), reduces Kapha dosha in the respiratory system, and it increases circulation to the extremities (warm up those cold toes!) Heating and sweetly delicious, cinnamon is balancing to Vata and Kapha, but may aggravate Pitta.
Tulsi: A sacred plant for body and mind, tulsi is also known as holy basil. It is warming, clears the mind, and imparts is sattvic qualities. Ideal for Vata and Kapha, for Pitta tulsi needs to be used moderately.
Pippali: An effective decongestant, pippali is great for managing coughs and releasing mucus. Supportive for Vata and Kapha, but Pitta needs to enjoy tulsi in moderation.
Kapha Season Beverage to Warm Your Toes, Enkindle Your Digestive Fire, and Enhance Immunity
Try our spiced apple cider recipe to enkindle all the fires in you and even warm up your toes! Ayurveda herbs for Kapha Season are just what we need.
Learn More: Guide to Kapha Season | Late Winter - Spring
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