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A Short Journey into the Astringent Taste. Astringent tastes are formed from the elements of air and earth.
A Short Journey into the Bitter Taste. Bitter tastes come from the elements of air and space
A Short Journey into the Pungent Taste. Pungent tastes are formed from the elements of air and fire and are the hottest of the tastes.
A Short Journey into the Salty Taste. Salty tastes are formed from fire and water and are useful in small quantities
A Short Journey into the Sour Taste. The sour taste helps to pacify Vata and Kapha by acting as a digestive aid, helps to dispel gas, relieves thirst and encourages circulation, it will benefit .....
A Short Journey into the 'Sweet' Taste of Ayurveda. Sweet tastes are the dominant taste, formed from the water and earth elements and especially useful for grounding the fearful nervous energy of Vata. These are cooling tastes, which can be good for the heat of a Pitta type and they inhibit digestion to some extent, especially in excess.
The tastes of the food we eat have a critical influence on our consciousness and health. The idea of harmony and balance attracts us at an intellectual level and represents a goal that we can attain through attitudinal change, but there are fundamental practical actions and processes that sustain our vibrational core.
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