General Characteristics

When out of balance

They tend to have diseases connected to the water principle such as flu, sinus congestion, and others involving mucous. Other issues are sluggishness, excess weight, diabetes, water retention.

Kaphas tend to become withdrawn, experience greed, envy, attachment and possessiveness. Depression is also possible.

Take Ashwagandha to improve energy levels. Gymnema to help reduce sugar cravings. Try a liver cleanse with Phyllanthus. The liver has many roles, one of which is fat metabolism. After cleansing with Phyllanthus, use Picrorrhiza to rejuvenate the liver.

The nature of Kapha force is moist and heavy. Exaggeration of heavy, moist foods such as dairy, eggs, wheat, rice leads to imbalances. Switch to light or dry foods such as; salads, cooked vegetables, poultry. Click here for some suggested recipes

A deep tissue massage will help move retained fluids. Use Warming Massage Oil. Or try aromatherapy with spicy, stimulating essential oils.

Hiking is an excellent start to a Kapha’s exercise regimen along with aerobic activity, soccer, tennis, rowing, cycling and volleyball.