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kapha

/ka·pha/ (kah´fah) [Sanskrit] in ayurveda, one of the three doshas, condensed from the elements water and earth. It is the principle of stabilizing energy, governs growth in the body and mind, is concerned with structure, stability, lubrication, and fluid balance, and is eliminated from the body through the urine.

kapha

Ayurvedic medicine
The dosha that represents the earth and water forces according to the ayurvedic construct of the universe; kapha is the densest of the elements, and is related to organic tissues, fluids and other substances. Kapha energy heals and imparts physical strength and resiliency; it flows at its peak in the winter and early spring.

kapha

(kaf'a, kap'a) [Sanskrit, kapha, mucus, phlegm]
In ayurvedic medicine, the dosha responsible for the structure of the body.
See: dosha

kapha (käˑ·f),

n in Ayurveda, one of the three organizing principles (doshas) that are responsible for maintaining homeostasis. Formed by a combination of water and earth, kapha is responsible for body stability and cohesion. See also doshas.
kapha, avalambaka (·v·lmˑ·b·k),
n in Ayurveda, a subdivision of the kapha dosha whose influence is evident in the upper torso, heart, and lungs. It promotes upper body strength and cardiac health; when imbalanced, back pain, heart, or respiratory diseases may result. See also doshas.
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Kapha, avalambaka.
kapha, bodhaka (bōˑ·dh·k),
n in Ayurveda, a subdivision of the kapha dosha whose influence is evident in the tongue and throat. It promotes mucus secretion and the sense of taste; imbalance may result in dry mouth, indigestion, and a loss of gustation. See also doshas.
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Kapha, bodhaka.
kapha, kledaka (klāˑ·d·k),
n in Ayurveda, a subdivision of the kapha dosha whose influence is evident in the stomach. It promotes the initial stages of food digestion; when imbalanced, digestive disorders may result. See also doshas.
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Kapha, kledaka.
kapha, sama (sä·m kä·f),
n in Ayurveda, ama in combination with a kapha imbalance, manifesting in the form of severe mucilaginous conditions. Remedied with pungent and bitter herbs. See also ama and kapha.
kapha, shleshaka (shlāˑ·shä·k),
n in Ayurveda, a subdivision of the kapha dosha whose influence is evident in the joints. It promotes lubrication of the joints and maintenance of connective tissues; imbalance may result in joint diseases such as arthritis. See also doshas.
kapha, tarpaka (tr·p·k),
n in Ayurveda, a subdivision of the kapha dosha, the influence of which is evident in the head, sinuses, and cerebrospinal fluid. It promotes healthy moisture levels in the eyes, nose, and throat and also contributes to maintenance of the CSF. Imbalance may result in sinus problems, respiratory illnesses, and loss of olfaction. See also doshas.
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102) rajo-bhuyistho marutah, rajo hi pravartakam sarva-bhavanam, pittam sattvotkatam laghu-prakasakatvat, rajo-yuktam va ity eke kaphas tamo-bahulah, guru-pravaranatmakatvad ity ahur bhisajah.
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The basic principle of Ayurveda is that there are three energies in our body, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which are controlling all of our functions," Gulf News quoted Dr Asha Jones, an Ayurvedic Practitioner at the Dubai Herbal Treatment Centre (DHTC), as saying.