Kapha Spice Masala

Kapha Spice Masala

Kapha Spice Masala

The word masala simply means a combination of ground spices. According to Ayurveda the Kapha Dosha is a combination of the elements Earth and Water and governs the structure of the body, stabilises it and protects it.It has the quality of being heavy, slow, stuck, stubborn.

Aggravated Kapha

Excess Kapha can become stubborn and lazy when thrown off balance. Kapha type people gain weight and easily become obese.

Kapha are easily prone to allergy, cold, flu and asthma. They need to sleep well, do regular exercise and watch their diet to stay fit.

Benefits of Using a Kapha Masala Mix

Balance Kapha Dosha.
Regulate Weight Gain by providing the energetic herbs to increase movement and vitality.
Improve a slow digestion, this makes them lethargic and tired and stubborn. Also leads to toxins developing in the body that can create diabetes and high cholesterol, mucus and congestion, oedema, bloating, and water retention.
Increases lightness of the body and the mind, lifting moods and heaviness, laziness and stubbornness.

Simple Lifestyle Changes:

Kapha should have warm, light food.
Dry food is good for Kapha.
Choose spicy, pungent and bitter foods to enhance digestion.
Avoid heavy, oily foods, reduce dairy and iced drinks.
Eat lighter foods especially in the evening.
Don’t snack through the day, eat an apple.
Warm spices help their digestion and correct dosha imbalance.
Drink ginger tea.
Reduce nuts and eat seeds.
Do not sleep during the daytime.
Daily exercise is important for Kapha.
Meditation and yoga practices.
Kapha Masala Spice Mix


  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin (foundation spice)
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoons black pepper 
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground fennel 

Your spice mix will always taste better if you grind each spice yourself. Here at Ayurveda Apothecary  we grind all the spices for you from the whole spice, so that you receive it as fresh as possible.

For all spice mixes, mix well and store in an airtight container.

Add spices to hot water for a spice tea, or lightly cook into ghee, or your favourite cooking oil, to sprinkle on vegetables.

Sprinkle on foods while cooking for yourself or add to finished meals, soups, salads, sandwiches, stews, rice, casseroles, pasta dishes, vegetables, etc.

Linda Bretherton

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