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Circulatory System

Ayurveda Heart Health: the Pitta Factor

  • By Vrinda Devani, M.D.
  • Jan 20, 2015

The western medical community is slowly reawakening to the idea that the root of heart imbalance begins with pitta as opposed to kapha. The Ayurvedic seers, thousands of years ago, described that the sharp and penetrating nature of pitta damages blood vessel walls. Kapha then comes to seal and soothe over the damage, and as such, kapha’s intention is to protect and not clog channels. 

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