Vaata Pitta Kapha

Good health is the natural consequence of a balanced and controlled functioning of each of these five elements. An excess or a deficiency of any one or more of these elements undermines health and causes disease. Moreover, the five basic elements mentioned above, manifest in the human body as three basic principles or humors: Vaata, Pitta and Kapha as described in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life, health and medicine. Air and space elements, together, create the Vaata humor, Fire and Water elements, together, create the Pitta humor Earth and water elements, together, create the Kapha humor.

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