PITTA Seasoning Ingredients in Depth & the Benefits

PITTA- Ingredients in Depth & the Benefits

Amalaki, Brahmi, Coriander, Cardamom, Fennel, Ginger, Turmeric, Hibiscus, Aloe Vera, Jaggery, Black Salt.

Amalaki

Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha – all body types – affinity for primarily Pitta.

Acidity, gastritis, heartburn, burning sensation, may assist with high blood pressure/high cholesterol.

Carminative, digestive stimulant, mild laxative, Indigestion due to increased acid production.

Anxiety with mental Irritability due to the hot season & restlessness.

Assists with violent mental agitation

Reduces heat and has a cooling property in the body

Brahmi

Calms the nervous system, emotional imbalance, increases the intellect and spiritual growth, memory enhancer.

Coriander

Improves digestion strength, burning sensation, fever – cooling, absorbant – useful in malabsorption and diarrhoea.

Cardamom

Antioxidant, blood pressure, improves digestion strength, pain, burning, gastritis, IBS.

Fennel

Carminative, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, nausea, digestive.

Ginger

Carminative, stimulant, digestion and circulation, nausea, diarrhoea.

Turmeric

Heating, analgesic – relieves pain, aids in digestion sugars, fats and oils, circulation,

Natural anti inflammatory, detoxifies blood and skin.

Hibiscus

Anti inflammatory, metabolism stimulator, lowers high blood pressure, digestive.

Calms the nervous system, reduces anxiety, PMS.

Aloe Vera

Diseases due to pitta aggravation, detoxification, reduces acid indigestion symptoms, improves digestion.

Jaggery – unrefined sugar from sugarcane juice

Preserves minerals and nutrients, improves appetite and digestion, relieves constipation

Gas, flatulence, improves Immunity, PMS

Himalayan Pink Salt

Loss of appetite, flatulence, wind, stomach ache, abdominal cramps, bloating.

VATA Seasoning Ingredients in Depth & the Benefits

VATA – Ingredients in Depth & the Benefits

Haritaki, Brahmi, Aesofidtida-Hing, Ajwain, Cumin, Cinnamon, Fennel, Ginger, Fenegreek, Turmeric, Jaggery, Black Salt.

Haritaki

Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha – all body types – affinity for primarily Vata.

Detoxifies, promotes & normalises bowel movement – constipation or diarrhoea, improves digestive strength, bloating, relieves inflammation, improves intelligence, hot in nature so warming for the body, boosts activities in the liver and spleen.

Brahmi

Calms the nervous system, emotional imbalance, increases the intellect and spiritual growth, memory enhancer.

Aesofidtida – Hing

Carminative, excessive wind, stimulant.

Ajwain

Digestive, carminative, stimulant, antispasmodic, nerve stimulant.

Cumin

Digestive, carminative, indigestion, abdominal pain.

Cinnamon

Digestive, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, nervous system, cough, cold, sinus, bronchitis, lung congestion, poor circulation, increases digestive fire, flatulence, bloating, cramping.

Fennel

Carminative, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, nausea, digestive.

Ginger

Carminative, stimulant, digestion and circulation, nausea, diarrhoea.

Fenegreek

Heating – opens the sweat channels, colds and fever, abdominal pain and cleanses the liver.

Turmeric

Heating, analgesic – relieves pain, aids in digestive sugars, fats and oils, circulation, natural anti-inflammatory, detoxifies blood and skin.

Jaggery – unrefined sugar from sugarcane juice

Preserves minerals and nutrients, improves appetite and digestion, relieves constipation, gas, flatulence and improves immunity, PMS.

Black Salt

Loss of appetite, flatulence, wind, stomach ache, abdominal cramps, bloating.

Kapha Seasoning Ingredients in Depth & the Benefits

KAPHA – Ingredients in Depth & the Benefits

Bibitaki, Brahmi, Aesofidtida-Hing, Ajwain, Turmeric, Cumin, Cinnamon, Black Cardamon, Ginger, Black Pepper, Yellow Mustard Seeds, Fenegreek, Jaggery and Black Salt.

Bibitaki

Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha – all body types – affinity for primarily Kapha.

Regulates blood sugar levels, increases immunity, reduces fever, cough, cold, blocked phlegm, removes toxins from the body, lowers cholesterol, weight loss due to astringent nature, laxative action, helpful in constipation.

Brahmi

Calms the nervous system, emotional imbalance, increases the intellect and spiritual growth, memory enhancer.

Aesofidtida – Hing

Carminative, excessive wind, stimulant

Ajwain

Digestive, carminative, stimulant, antispasmodic, nerve stimulant.

Turmeric

Heating, analgesic – relieves pain, aids in digestion sugars, fats and oils, circulation, natural anti-inflammatory.

Detoxifies blood and skin.

Cumin

Digestive, carminative, indigestion, abdominal pain, cinnamon, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, nervous system, cough, cold, sinus, bronchitis, lung congestion, poor circulation, increases digestive fire, flatulence, bloating, cramping.

Black Cardamom

Pain, swelling, heating, respiratory – cough, cold, increases digestive fire.

Ginger

Carminative, stimulant, digestion and circulation, nausea, diarrhoea.

Black Pepper

Removes toxins, heals, stimulates organs, increases digestive strength, bloating, helpful in obesity management.

Cleansing effect in the intestines.

Yellow Mustard Seeds

Heal the bronchial system, pains and sprains, increasing blood circulation, detoxification, digestive.

Fenegreek

Heating – opens the sweat channels, colds and fever, abdominal pain and the liver.

Jaggery – unrefined sugar from sugarcane juice

Preserves minerals and nutrients, improves appetite and digestion, relieves constipation, gas, flatulence.

Improves immunity, PMS.

Black Salt

Loss of appetite, flatulence, wind, stomach-ache, abdominal cramps, bloating.

Are you feeling PITTA? Our PITTA Seasoning Mix may assist you!

PITTA Seasoning Mix

Pitta people tend to have the following attributes, does this sound like you? 

  1. Can have flushed hot skin, short tempered or quick to anger.  Inclined to be argumentative.
  2. Sharp body and mind, speech, sharp learning ability.
  3. Inclined to sweat a lot
  4. Can eat a lot – strong digestive system
  5. Gets cranky when hungry
  6. Can be subject to Inflammations in the body including skin dis-orders ie. acne, cysts, eczema, ulcers & boils
  7. Hair greys prematurely
  8. Very determined and will achieve anything they put their minds to.
  9. Very competitive – make great athletes
  10. Very ambitious

If the above description sounds like you, it is possible you have what Ayurveda – the ancient Indian Science of Health and Wellbeing – refers to as predominantly a Pitta-type constitution.

Foods that are great for balancing Pitta, in general, are sweet, bitter & astringent in taste which are cooling and refreshing and Pitta’s are aggravated by sour, salty and pungent tastes.  Most bitter and astringent foods are plant-based. 

The Spice Trading Company’s PITTA SEASONING MIX is ideal to use after meals to assist with digestion.  Mix ½ tsp of Seasoning with luke warm water and drink.  Alternatively, Pitta Seasoning can be used in your cooking or sprinkle on top of meals.  Pitta Seasoning can be used through-out the day to cool your mind and body down especially when feelings stressed or after heavy exercise.  Pitta Seasoning herbs & spices are cooling in nature so not only will assist with gut problems and inflammation but will also cool your body down. 

Brahmi is one of the main ingredients in our PITTA SEASONING MIX .  Brahmi calms the mind & body – affinities for calming the nervous system.  Perfect for when you are feeling stressed. 

Our Pitta Seasoning Mix assists with cooling your body.  It will instantly work on your body temperature.  Keeping your body as cool as possible may also help you prevent heat-related illnesses in the future.

Amalaki – is a common Ayurvedic medicine for acid reflux treatment.  Our PITTA SEASONING MIX ’s main ingredient is Amalaki so this may assist with acidity in your body.  Amalaki has healing properties such as anti-inflammatory benefits.

Pitta Seasoning Mix is an Ayurvedic blend of herbs & spices.  Please see the PITTA Ingredients in Depth & the Benefits.

Pitta can be predominant in late Spring and Summer.

For further information on Pitta Imbalances in the body, please see below –

IMBALANCED PITTA IN THE BODY CAUSES

Imbalanced Pitta in body causes stomach intestinal ulcers, acne, eczema and other skin diseases such as abscesses, as well as liver infections.

Imbalanced Ptta in body easily causes sunburns, heartburn, diarrhea, nausea.

Strong anger, agitation as a stress response, teeth sensitivity.

Burning sensation in eyes, skin, mouth, yellow or excess urine, excess sweat, flushed nose, cheeks, or ears, bloodshot eyes or yellow in eyes (and skin), acne or skin rashes, nosebleeds or excess bleeding, smelly feet, armpits, or a general sour smell to the body.

A Pitta aggravated person becomes over analyzing, tunnel vision with goal-orientated behaviour, self-critical, obsessive or compulsive thinking, jealousy, hatred, desire to seek revenge.

Liver issues, blood issues, Inflammation in general, fever, heat and agitation with sleep.

Small intestine/digestive acid issues, burnouts.

Are you feeling VATA? Our VATA Seasoning Mix may assist you!

VATA Seasoning Mix

Vata people tend to have the following attributes, does this sound like you? 

  1. Are you creative and are prone to daydreaming? Flexible, expansive?
  2. Do you have the ability to learn quickly, have an impulsive nature?
  3. Do you have sleep disturbances?
  4. Do you communicate well speaking quickly?
  5. Do you have gut problems including constipation, bloating, gas?
  6. Are you very active physically and do a lot of physical work without getting tired?
  7. Are you often cold and need layers of clothes to keep yourself warm?
  8. Attracted to sweet foods?
  9. Sometimes lack vision and can be indecisive? 
  10. Suffer from anxiety and worry?
  11. Your skin can be extremely dry, skin and hair can be prone to cracking.
  12. Very tall and slim or very short.
  13. Small narrow head, forehead and face, thin lips and sometimes a nose that is long and crooked?

If the above description sounds like you, it is possible you have what Ayurveda – the ancient Indian Science of Health and Wellbeing – refers to as predominantly a Vata-type constitution.

Foods that are great for balancing Vata, in general, are sweet, sour and salty in taste.  Sour and salty are also moistening and building – they hold fluids in, which is good for Vata, and they are also heat producing flavours, which benefits cold Vata.

The Spice Trading Company’s VATA SEASONING MIX is ideal to use after meals to assist with digestion.  Mix ½ tsp of Seasoning with warm water and drink.  Alternatively, Vata Seasoning can be used in your cooking or sprinkle on top of meals.  Vata Seasoning herbs & spices are warming in nature so not only will assist with gut problems ie bloating, wind but will also warm your insides.  Brahmi is one of the main ingredients in our VATA SEASONING MIX.  Brahmi calms the mind & body – affinities for calming the nervous system.  Perfect for when you are feeling anxious or stressed.  Our Vata Seasoning Mix may assist with these conditions as the carminative herbs & spices soothes and settles the gut wall, easing gripping pains and helping in the removal of gas from the digestive tract.

Vata Seasoning Mix is an Ayurvedic blend of herbs & spices.  Please see the VATA Seasoning Ingredients in Depth.

Vata can be predominant in late Autumn and Winter.

For further information on Vata Imbalances in the body, please see below –

IMBALANCED VATA IN THE BODY CAUSES

Imbalanced Vata person experience constipation, suffer from insomnia, Increased forgetfulness, experiences discomfort and pain in the joints.

Imbalanced Vata in the body makes dry, rough and thin skin.

An imbalanced Vata person becomes underweight, worried, restless or aggitated.

A person becomes easily fatigued when Vata in the body becomes Imbalanced.

Are you feeling KAPHA? Our KAPHA Seasoning Mix may assist you!

KAPHA Seasoning Mix

Kapha people tend to have the following attributes, does this sound like you? 

  1.  Are you loving, stable and grounded?
  2.  Do you have a heavy set build with heavy bones and muscles?
  3.  Do you have a strong appetite with a slow metabolism?
  4.  Put on weight by just looking at food?
  5.  Tendency to be sleepy and lazy?
  6.  Sluggish, carry excess weight and water retention
  7.  Prone to mucus, flu & sinus congestion?
  8.  Respiratory problems due to congestion?
  9.  Your sweet tooth and your tendency to turn to food for emotional support can lead  to weight problems.
  10. Attracted to sweet, salty and oily foods?

If the above description sounds a lot like you, it is possible you have what Ayurveda — the ancient Indian Science of Health and Wellbeing — refers to as a predominantly a Kapha-type constitution.

Foods that are great for balancing Kapha, in general, are pungent, bitter, and astringent in taste. Ayurveda considers these tastes to be the medicine for warming, drying, and stimulating digestion for Kapha.   The Spice Trading Company’s KAPHA SEASONING MIX is ideal to season in your cooking, sprinkle on food or mix ½ tsp with warm water half an hour before meals to stimulate your digestion.  KAPHA SEASONING MIX will warm your insides, invigorate, stimulate & energise you! Perfect for when you are feeling slow, sluggish & lethargic!  Perfect in the Winter!  Heating herbs & spices have the qualities to be heating on the inside but this does not mean they are spicy to taste.⠀

Kapha Seasoning Mix is an Ayurvedic blend of herbs and spices.  Please see the Kapha Ingredients in Depth.

Kapha Seasoning Mix may cause the body to heat up and flush unwanted toxins.  If this becomes unsettling in your stomach reduce your intake. 

For further information on Kapha Imbalances in the body, please see below –

IMBALANCED KAPHA IN THE BODY CAUSES –

  1. Excess mucus, allergies, and congestion in the respiratory tract. Our bodies often become lethargic and overweight.
  2. Foods that increase Kapha are, in general, sweet, sour, and salty. These tastes, if in excessive consumption can cause imbalanced Kapha in your Prakriti (constitution) and it can create heavy, sluggish, wet digestion.
  3. Kapha is dominant in late Winter and Early Spring.

According to Ayurveda, this will cause digestive hardship for Kapha and an eventual range of imbalances. Sluggishness, excess weight, diabetes, water retention, and headaches are not uncommon for you.