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How To Heal A Kapha-Type Depression

Indications of Depression Due to Kapha Imbalance

Factors That Contribute to Kapha Depression

Treatment of Kapha Depression

Herbal Remedies

Five Senses Remedies

Indications of Depression Due to Kapha Imbalance

In addition to your subjective feelings of depression and low energy or dark mood:

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Kapha pulse

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Feeling cold

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Overeating

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Tendency to occur in winter or spring months

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Usually a kapha body type

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Low energy

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Paleness of skin

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Overweight

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Oversleeping

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Loss of ability to experience pleasure

See Also:

Characteristics of Kapha Types

Signs of Kapha Dosha Imbalance

Diagnostic Tests to determine your ayurvedic mind-body constitution

Factors That Contribute to Kapha Depression

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Tendency toward inactivity and lack of exercise, laziness

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Eating heavy diet

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Not dressing properly for the cold weather

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Eating cold instead of warm foods

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Increase of ama due to eating wrong foods, or to poor eating habits such as not chewing food sufficiently, reading or watching TV while eating, etc.

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Daytime sleep

Treatment of Kapha Depression

  1. Follow Kapha-pacifying diet, especially spicy, hot foods, light soups. Favor apples and pears, grains such as barley, buckwheat, millet, and corn. Honey is the only sweetener good for Kapha. All spices (except salt) are good. Minimize oils and fats, wheat and rice, cold food in general, sweets, nuts, rich desserts, red meat, most dairy.

  2. Use heating herbs such as ginger, pepper, turmeric. Drink ginger tea.

  3. Get vigorous exercise such as jogging, bicycling, aerobics.

  4. Walk or exercise in the sun, but don't get too much exposure on skin.

  5. Panchakarma purification procedure.

  6. Daily practice of meditation.

  7. Avoid daytime sleep.

See Also:

General Tips on Health and Wellness For Kapha Types

A Food Plan to Balance Kapha Dosha

Herbal Remedies

Herbal Remedy Useful for All Three Dosha Imbalance

Universal Herbal Formula For Depression

Regardless of the type of depression you are experiencing, use all three of the following remedies:

1. Combine

5 parts shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

3 parts jatamansi (Nordostachys jatamansi)

3 parts brahmi (gotu kola)

5 parts guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)

Take 1/4 teaspoon of this mixture with 1/2 cup warm water three times a day.

2. Take 1 teaspoon triphala with 1/2 cup warm water at bedtime every night.

3. Inhale 3 drops of Brahmi oil into each nostril twice a day, and rub the oil on the sides of your feet at bedtime.

Herbal Remedies for Kapha Dosha Imbalance

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1 part brahmi (gotu kola)
1 part trikatu
1 part jatamansi (Nordostachys jatamansi)
1 part licorice
1/2 part vacha (calamus)

Take 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture combined with warm water three times a day until the depression begins to lift.

2. Fast for 3 to 4 days on apple juice. This will lighten the heaviness of a kapha depression.

3. Drink ginger tea (1/2 to 1 teaspoon of ginger powder steeped in hot water) twice a day.

4. Make the following herbal compound:

2 parts sarasvati
3 parts punarnava
3 parts Chitrak

Take this mixture 3 times a day. Put 1/2 teaspoon of the powder on your tongue, and wash it down with warm water.

Five Senses Remedies

Taste. Use bitter, pungent, and astringent foods, herbs, and spices. Spring churna is recommended.

Smell. Warm aromas such as cloves, calamus, and camphor are effective aromatherapy.

Sight. Use the color red.

Hearing. Listen to the sunset raga between seven and ten P.M.

Touch: Give yourself a silk glove massage daily.

See Also: Ayurvedic Infocenter in Holisticonline.com

How To Heal A Vata-Type Depression

How To Heal A Pitta-Type Depression

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