Buddha-Dharma-Sangha Buddhist Ayurvedic Medicine History

Tastes-Flavors of Foods according to Ayurveda

What is AyurvedaBuddhist Ayurvedic Medicine, Seven Dhatus – Bodily Tissues, Buddhist Ayurvedic Nutrition and Food Therapy

Tastes and Foods

“Like herbs, foods have therapeutic properties according to the tastes and elements which dominate them. In Ayurveda a special that is prescribed along with the use of particular herbs. Generally, the patient is told to follow the that that tends to alleviate his or her particular Dosha. However, particular foods are prescribed therapeutically as herbs, or in combination with herbs. Such substances include milk, honey, ghee, raisins, dates and almonds. Herbology and nutrition are a single science in Ayurveda, and no treatment can be truly efficacious that neglects one or the other. Food deals with the “grosser nutrition” of the body; herbs give subtle nutrition and stimulation to the deeper tissues and organs.”


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