GUNAS USED ON JOYFUL BELLY
On Joyful Belly, we've integrated this system into the core of the website, to provide tools for modern clinicians. Please click on category below to see how remedies are classified under this system. See all categories
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
Difficult refers to anything that is difficult to digest, or takes a long time to digest.
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
Lightness is identified by reduced weight.
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
In Ayurveda, oily refers to anything moistening. More specifically, oily refers to building substances that increases fat, or are themselves fatty. For example, sugar is Oily.
A substance that causes toxicity in the body, or that harms the body.