Ayurveda is the world's oldest complete medical system, with origins that go back over 5,000 years! India's traditional system of healing and health, Ayurveda comes from the combination of two sanskrit words, 'ayus' meaning life, and 'ved' meaning knowledge.
Ayurveda is based on the idea of the Tridosha (the three energies), that are present and active in everything and every being in the universe, including us. Ayurveda distinguishes, names, and personifies these three energies or doshas as pitta, vata, and kapha.
Each of these three doshas has its own role to play in our energy, personality, and bodily functions. Ideally, we would all be balanced between the three. However, everyone is born with a propensity towards an abundance of one dosha, and if imbalanced, this leads to stress, discomfort, or disease.
Eating the right food for your body, brings harmony between the three, allowing for improved energy, mental focus, digestion, and metabolism.Read more about the three dosha below to see if you recognize traits and symptoms in yourself. You may really benefit from our new Ayurvedic FarmBox!