[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
NATURE'S MEDICINE : AYURVEDA
Astringent is as in unripe bananas, persimmons or herbs with tannins like alum root, witch hazel or oak bark. Its effect is to stop excess discharges and is astringent, hemostatic, vulnerary, expectorant and diuretic in action.

Three tastes increase and three tastes decrease each of the biological humors. They are increased by those tastes which predominate in the same elements which compose them and they are decreased by those which are of different or opposite nature than the elements which compose them. 

Kapha is increased by sweet, salty and sour (which predominate in earth and water) and decreased by pungent, bitter and astringent (which predominate in air). Vata is decreased by sweet, salty and sour and increased by bitter, astringent and pungent. Pitta is increased by pungent, sour and salty (which predominate in fire) and decreased by bitter, astringent and sweet (which have no fire).

 

 

Back ] David Frawley ] Up ] Next ]

About Nature's Medicine : Ayurveda
Nature's Medicine...Pg1
Nature's Medicine....Pg2
Nature's Medicine...Pg3
Self Healing-Pg1
Self Healing-Pg2
Active And Passive...Pg1
Active And Passive...Pg2
Background-Pg1
Background-Pg2

Background-Pg3

The Biological Humors...Pg1
The Biological Humors....Pg2
The Biological Humors....Pg3
The Constitutional Types..Pg1
The Constitutional Types...Pg2
The Constitutional Types...Pg3
The Constitutional Types...Pg4
The Constitutional Types...Pg5
Ayurvedic Anatomy...Pg1
Ayurvedic Anatomy...Pg2
The Six Tastes. Pg1
The Six Tastes. Pg2
Ayurvedic Treatment..Pg1
Pancha Karma
Ayurvedic Massage...
Important Ayurvedic Foods..Pg1
Important Ayurvedic Foods..Pg2
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg1
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg2
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg3
Ayurvedic Preparations
Rejuvenation & Immortality..Pg1
Rejuvenation & Immortality..Pg2
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet Signature Merchandise

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.