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Classification of Food: Vegetables

Meat | Dairy | Oils | Sweeteners | Legumes | Vegetables | Fruits | Herbs & Spices | Grains | Nuts & Seeds

Substance Taste Heating or
Cooling
Post
Digestive
Effect
Properties and Action on Tridosha
Vegetables
Beet Sweet Heating Sweet Heavy. Smooth. Relieves Anemia. May Increase Pitta & Kapha When taken in Excess, Decreases Vata.
Broccoli Sweet & Astringent Cooling Pungent Rough, Dry. Increases Vata, Decreases Pitta & Kapha.
Cabbage Sweet & Astringent Cooling Pungent Rough, Dry. Increases Vata, Decreases Pitta & Kapha.
Carrot Sweet, Bitter & Astringent Cooling Pungent Heavy Reduces Hemorrhoids. increases Pitta if Taken in Excess, Reduces Vata & Kapha.
Cauliflower Astringent Cooling Pungent Rough, Dry. Increases Vata, Decreases Pitta & Kapha.
Celery Astringent Cooling Pungent Rough, Dry, Light, Light to Digest. Promotes Gas. increases Vata, Relieves Pitta & Kapha.
Cucumber Sweet & Astringent Cooling Sweet Heavy Increases Kapha, Relieves Vata & Pitta.
Lettuce (leafy) Astringent Cooling Pungent Light, Rough, Watery. Easy to Digest, Creates Lightness in the Body. Promotes Gas if taken in excess. Increases Vata, Relieves Pitta & Kapha.
Okra Sweet & Astringent Cooling Pungent Rough, Slimy. OK for Vata, Pitta & Kapha.
Onion (raw) Pungent Heating Pungent Heavy, Stimulates sex, appetizing, strengthening. Relieves fever when applied externally. Increases Vata & Pitta, Relieves Kapha.
Potato (white) Sweet, Salty & Astringent Cooling Sweet Dry, Rough, Light. Increases Vata, Decreases Pitta & Kapha.
Radish Pungent Heating Pungent Relieves Gas, Promotes Digestion. May Increase Pitta, Decreases Vata & Kapha.
Spinach Astringent Cooling Pungent Rough, Dry. Increases Vata & Pitta, Decreases Kapha.
Sprouts (general) Mildly Astringent Cooling Sweet Light to digest. May aggravate Vata if taken in excess, Good for Pitta & Kapha.
Tomato Sweet & Sour Heating Sour Light, Moist. Increases Vata, Pitta & Kapha.
Zucchini Sweet & Astringent Cooling Pungent Wet, Light. May Increase Kapha, OK for Vata, Relieves Pitta.

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