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Food Chart

 

Oils

 

FOOD

RASA

VIRAYA

VIPAK

ACTION ON DOSHA

ACTION ON VPK

Almond

Sweet

Heating

Sweet

Heavy

Avocado

Sweet

Cooling

Sweet

Unctuous, sweet

Castor Oil

Sweet, Bitter

Heating

Sweet

Heavy, Cools External, Heats Internal

Cocunut

Sweet

Cooling

Sweet

Unctuous, Heavy

Corn

Sweet, Astringent

Heating

Pungent

Dry, Rough, Heating

Canola

Astringent

Cooling

Pungent

Dry, Rough, light

Ghee

Sweet

Cooling

Sweet

Heavy, Kinds, Agni

Mustard

Pungent

Heating

Pungent

Sharp, Strong smelling

Olive

Sweet

Cooling

Sweet

Heavy, causes cellulite

Peanut

Sweet

Heating

Sweet

Strengthening

Safflower

Sweet, Astringent

Heating

Pungent

Light, Sharp, Oily

Sesame

Sweet, Bitter

Heating

Sweet

Strengthens, Lubricates

Soy

Astringent

Cooling

Pungent

Dry, Rough, Heavy

Sunflower

Sweet, Astringent

Cooling

Sweet

Soothing, Lubricating


Kapha
should use oils in very small amounts