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Picture Food Stuff Element & its Proportion Taste Light / Heavy Oily / Dry Hot / Cold Effect on Constitution Some Facts
Rock salt Rock Salt Water (2)

Fire (1)

Earth (1) 
Sweet Light Oily Cold May increase Kapha, Decreases Pitta , Vatta  
Black Salt Black salt Fire (2)

Water (1)

Air (1)
Salty, pungent Light Oily Hot Decreases Pitta,  Vatta  
Red chillies Red chillies Fire (2)

Air (2)
Pungent Light Dry Hot Decreases Vatta, Kapha, Increases  Pitta  
Green chillies Green chillies Fire (2)

Air (2)
Pungent Heavy Dry Hot Decreases Vatta, Kapha Increases  Pitta  
Turmeric Turmeric Earth (1)

Air (1)
Pungent, Bitter Light Dry Hot Decreases Pitta, Kapha  
Cumin Seeds Cumin seeds Air (2)

Fire (2)
Pungent Light Dry Hot Decreases  Pitta, Kapha, Vatta  
Asafoetida Asafoetida - Pungent, Bitter Light Oily Hot Decreases Vatta, Kapha Increases Pitta   
Mustard seeds Mustard seeds Fire (3)

Air (1)

Ether (1)
Pungent, Bitter Heavy Dry Hot Decreases Pitta, Kapha   
Garlic Garlic Fire  (2)

Earth (2)

Ether (2)

Water (1) 
Bitter, Sweet, Pungent Heavy Oily Hot Increases Pitta Decreases Kapha, Vatta  
Fenugreek seeds Fenugreek seeds Ether (2)

Fire (2)
Bitter Light Dry Hot Increases  Pitta Decreases Kapha, Vatta  
Saunf Aniseed (saunf) Fire (2)

Ether (1)

Air (1)
Bitter,  Pungent Heavy     Oily Hot Increases  Pitta Decreases Kapha, Vatta check
Shepu seeds Shepu seeds (sowa) Water (2)

Fire (1)
Bitter,  Pungent Light Oily Hot Increases Pitta, Decreases Vatta, Kapha    
Omum Omum (Ajwan) Fire (3)

Air (2)

Ether (1)
Bitter,  Pungent Light Dry Hot Increases  Pitta Decreases Kapha, Vatta  
Ginger fresh Ginger fresh Fire (3)

Water (2)

Air (2)
Pungent Light     Oily Hot Increases Pitta, Decreases Vatta, Kapha    
	Ginger Dry Ginger Dry (Saunth) Water (2)

Ether (2)
Pungent Light     Oily Hot Increases Pitta, Decreases Vatta, Kapha    
Black pepper Black pepper Fire (3)

Air (1)

Ether (1)
Bitter, Pungent Light Dry Hot Increases  Pitta Decreases Kapha, Vatta  
  Cloves (Lavang) Fire (2)

Air (2)

Ether (2)
Bitter, Pungent Light Dry Cold Decreases Vatta,  Pitta, Kapha    
Cardamon Cardamon (Elaychi)    Fire (2)

Air (2)
Pungent Light Dry Cold Increases  Pitta Decreases Kapha, Vatta  
Cinnamon Cinnamon Fire (1)

Air (1)

Ether (1)
Bitter,  Pungent Light  - Hot Increases  Pitta Decreases Kapha, Vatta  
Bay leaves Bay leaves Water (3)

Ether (2)
Sweet, Pungent Light  Oily Hot Increases  Pitta  Decreases Vatta, Kapha    
Nut meg Nut meg Water (2)

Ether (2)

Fire (2)
Pungent, Bitter Light Oily Hot Increases  Pitta  Decreases Vatta, Kapha    
Mace          Mace                     (Javithri) Ether (3)

Fire (2)

Water ( 2)
Sweet Light Oily Hot Decreases Vatta, Kapha, Pitta  
kokum kokum Earth (2)

Fire (2)

Air (2)
Sweet, Pungent, Sour, Astringent Light Dry Hot Decreases Pitta, may increase Vatta, Kapha  
Tamarind Tamarind Earth (3)

Fire (2)

Water (1)
Sour,  Sweet Light Dry Hot Increases  Pitta  Decreases Vatta, Kapha  
Lime Lemon Fire (3)

Water (2)

Air (2)
Salty Light Dry Hot Decreases  Vatta, Kapha, Pitta    
Curry leaves Curry leaves Fire (2)

Water (2)

Ether (1)
Pungent,  Bitter  Astringent Light Oily Cold Increases  Pitta  Decreases Vatta, Kapha    
Mint Mint Earth (2)

Water (2)

Fire (1)
Tasty Heavy     Oily Hot Increases  Pitta Decreases Kapha, Vatta  
Coriander leaves Coriander leaves Air (1)

Water (1)

Earth (1)
Sweet, Astringent Light Oily Hot Decreases  Pitta, Kapha  
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