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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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