Spices

Updated: May 5





Sometimes when we eat the wrong combinations of food we get bloated and heavy. Ayurveda looks at the three different Doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha to see which element is most dominant within your constitution. Every single one of them experiences a different reaction to food in terms of of bloatedness, feeling heavy or gassy. 

Vata easily experiences gas and bloating. Here are herbal teas and tips for spices you can add to your dishes which help you to balance bloating looking at the specific Doshas 


Vata

Since Vata consists of the element air and ether those qualities, of dryness and lightness can easily aggravated. Especially in the autumn season now that the wind blows harder again you wanna take extra care of it! Have a look at my autumn balancing guide for that!

  • Cumin Coriander Fennel Tea: this is an excellent remedy to balance out high Vata and ease digestion. (ratio is 1/3 each) 

  • Cumin: upon a meal you can also sip a little bit of cumin tea 

  • Fennel: this will help to ease out the building of gas, so that’s an excellent one to have after dinner!

Pitta

This dosha is made up of fire and water. They don’t easily get bloated due to the management of water in the right amount of fire. But if it arises it is important to be on top of it to prevent inflammation. 

  • Turmeric: this will ease bloating, you can add it to your food, or tea


Kapha

Consists of water and earth. These are quite heavy elements which also make it much more difficult for Kapha constitutions to digest food. So here it’s perfect to add additional spices to spice it up. So when Kapha has a gas-producing meal it is more difficult for them to break it down. 

  • Ginger: it is an excellent way to decrease bloating, you can either put it into your tea, sip it throughout your meal or add it to your meal

  • Spices: more sharp spices such as pepper, cayenne help to ignite that fire of yours. 

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