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Tight muscles


Written by John Immel, Asheville, NC
Tight muscles can be a sign of cold, poor circulation, toxicity, or tension.

Aggravated Doshas & Qualities

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances, showing you where your body is weak. Specifically, they reveal the doshas & qualities that may have become aggravated. If you notice a quality or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.

Tight muscles indicates one or more of the following doshas and qualities may be aggravated. Generally you would avoid foods and lifestyle habits that would aggravate these qualities:

Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingDigestive Effects Help
Toxic

Key: V = Vata, P = Pitta, K = Kapha. A slash through a dosha means it an aggravated dosha. To learn more about the symbols above, click on them.

Stage of Disease: 2 - Affecting Blood

If you have symptoms in this category it means that imbalance is weakening your system but hasn't yet become systemic.

Ayurvedic Herbs & Natural Products for Tight muscles

Please review these herbs & products below to determine which ones might be helpful for Tight muscles.

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Vata Oil (16 oz)
Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravating
$24.95
Experience the deep calm encouraged by Vata Massage Oil. Nourishing, grounding, calming herbs are infused into a sweetly warm blend of sesame and sunflower oil.

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Ashwagandha
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$9.33
Calms the nerves while rebuilding strength and stability. Energy all day long and sound sleep are benefits of ashwagandha.

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam (9.4oz)
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$18.95
Ayurveda's most popular immune tonic. Tasty and safe for adults and children alike, chayawanprash prevents seasonal colds and flus.

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Kapha Oil (16 oz)
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
$24.95
Balancing for Kapha types, this invigorating herbal oil is in a sesame and almond oil base. The Kapha Oil formula is designed to improve circulation, warm cold extremities, and clear stagnant lymph.

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
$11.95
Re-vitalizing circulatory & lung tonic.

The following herbal actions and effects have been traditionally suggested for 'Tight muscles'.

Pharmacological Effects
About Pharmacological Effects
The list of actions below have not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
DetoxicantVasodilator

Diet for Tight muscles

A diet rich in these foods & nutritional supplements may help re-balance the aggravated qualities and doshas in tight muscles.
AlcoholVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravatingNigella (black cumin)Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
TurmericVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying

related symptoms

See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.
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Difficulty concentrating

Comments & Personal Experiences

How does 'tight muscles' affect your quality of life? What aggravates it? What has helped you? Is there something you'd like to know about 'tight muscles'?

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