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Tastes and their effect

Tastes and their effect on doshas

There are six tastes. They are sweet, sour, salt, pungent, bitter and astringent. Sweet, sour and salt increase kapha and decrease vata. Pungent, bitter and astringent decrease kapha and increase vata. Sour, salt and pungent increase pitta. Sweet, bitter and astringent decrease pita.

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