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Acidifying Alkalizing Ojas Prana Rajasic Sattvic Tamasic Tejas
Sattvic Ayurvedic Perspectives
Reported by John Immel, Asheville, NC
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Sattvic foods promote spiritual growth, nourishing the body without taxing digestion. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness.

Balanced by 'Rajasic', 'Tamasic'.
ayurvedic notes


Sattvic foods promote spiritual growth. They nourish the body without taxing the digestive tract. Examples of sattvic foods include ghee, milk, almonds, rice, dates and saffron. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness. Click here for sattvic food examples.


Rajasic foods stimulate desire or nervous energy. Red meat, high protein food, garlic and onions stimulate desire. Chili peppers, coffee, and cocaine stimulate movement. Click here for rajasic food examples.


Tamasic foods create drowsiness, cloudiness, and heaviness. Examples are fermented or putrid foods including alcohol. Beef, prok, garlic, onion also create heaviness.Click here for tamasic food examples.
herbs & products with Sattvic quality
Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
A famous detox tea and digestive blend to reduce puffiness and improve your metabolism. You will feel light and vibrant.

Liver & Lymph Cleanse Tea
Vata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
A cleansing formula of bitters, blood movers & fat metabolizers to detoxify the liver and lymphatic system, as well as flush the gall bladder.

Kitchari- Joyful Belly Complete Kit
Contains the recipe and everything you need for a healthy 7 day cleanse. Begin healing and rejuvenating your digestive system and deep organs. Begin fresh!

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam (9.4oz)
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Ayurveda's most popular immune tonic. Tasty and safe for adults and children alike, chayawanprash prevents seasonal colds and flus.

Mint Belly Bliss Tea: Energize & Awaken
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Feel clean, clear, fresh and light. Mint Belly Bliss re-awakens and brightens your mood and mind after a heavy meal.

Brahmi - Gotu Kola
Vata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Feel calm and clear! Famous mental rejuvenative that supports healthy brain and nervous system function.

Kapha Self Healing Kit - Invigorate & CleanseBrahmi Oil (4oz)Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Mindfulness & Uplifted TeaVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingPitta Self-Healing Kit: Restore Beauty & Grace
ShankhapushpiVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingHoly Basil (Tulsi) TinctureVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Brahmi Ghee (9oz)Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha aggravatingBrahmi / Gotu Kola TinctureVata aggravatingPitta pacifying
Hand Made Clay Body Buffer - ExfoliatorHappy HeartVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Stainless Steel and Copper Massage Oil Warmer f...Almond OilVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha aggravating
Cypress Essential Oil - 1/3 ozPassionflower TinctureVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha aggravating
Arjuna TinctureVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingComplete Shirodhara Electric System in Copper
Copper Headpiece for ShirodharaVata pacifyingCopper Treatment Basin for Shirodhara
Three Metal Foot Massage Tool- Large (Kansa Vat...Complete Shirodhara Hands On System in Copper
Copper Shirodhara Vessel with Control ValveLarge Copper Pitcher for Shirodhara with Lid (1...
Small Copper Pitcher for Shirodhara with Lid (...Three Metal Foot Massage Tool- Small (Kansa Vat...
for these symptoms*
Sattvic herbs and food may have been traditionally recommended for these symptoms.
AlcoholPitta aggravatingConfusion / Cloudy MindKapha aggravating
Hashimoto's ThyroiditisVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingHypothyroidKapha aggravating
Preoccupied with sex / lustVata aggravatingPitta aggravating
aggravates these symptoms*
Presence of these symptoms may be a sign 'Sattvic' is aggravated in your body.
VegetarianVata aggravatingCreative, imaginativeVata aggravating
Waking up middle of nightVata aggravatingPreoccupied with healthy eatingVata aggravatingPitta aggravating

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