ayurvedic herbal medicine
ayurvedic herbal medicineAyurvedic medicine
A therapeutic system based on a classification of foods and herbs into 4 doshas:
• Energy (virya);
• Taste (rasa);
• Post-digestive effect (vipaka); and
• Potency (vipaka).
Specific herbs are used to increase or decrease doshas—kapha, pitta and vata.
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