In Ayurvedic texts, it is stated that the various flavors affect the action of Prana, the life force in the body and that each of the flavors has a specific influence on the three moods or dosha.
For this reason, it is necessary to understand these doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, for their specific actions and to know their constitution according to the five elements or Mahabhutas and food.
Mahabhutas & Food
According to the traditional Ayurvedic medicine of India, Ayurveda, everything that exists is made up of the 5 elements, the Panch Mahabhutas in different proportions. Each element has its own physical and subtle characteristics that determine the nature of everything of which they are part.
The Mahabhutas are at the base of everything that exists and therefore all materials and substances have characteristics or attributes of these five elements in their different processes of…