According to Ayurveda, it’s important to eat foods that have a balancing effect on the dominant dosha or that will pacify (stabilize) a dosha that has become excessive or aggravated. Because Kapha is heavy, oily, and cold, favor foods that are light, dry, or warm. Foods with pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes are most beneficial for pacifying Kapha. Reduce foods with sweet, sour, and salty tastes. Kapha types can help to balance themselves by incorporating this tea into their diet.
- 2 quarts of water
- 3 holy basil leaves
- Two thin slices of fresh ginger
- ¼ t. of cumin
- ½ t. of fennel
- Boil water for 5 minutes. Take it off the heat and add spices.
- Place the water and spices in a thermos, and sip the water at a hot or warm temperature throughout the day.