Qualities Of Dosha

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Qualities of Vata –

तद्यथा- रौक्ष्यं शैत्यं लाघवं वैशद्यं गतिरमूर्तत्वमनवस्थितत्वं चेति वायोरात्मरूपाणि; 

tadyathā- raukṣyaṃ śhaityaṃ lāghavaṃ vaiśadyaṃ gatiramūrtatvamanavasthitatvaṃ ceti vāyorātmarūpāṇi;

Inherent qualities of Vata are

Rauksyam – Dryness

Shaityam – Feeling Cold

Laghvam – Feeling light

Vaisadyam – clarity, fluidity (as opposite of viscosity)

Gati – Motion, speed

Amurtya – Shapeless

Anavasthit – Unstable

Qualities of Pitta –
औष्ण्यं तैक्ष्ण्यं द्रवत्वमनतिस्नेहो वर्णश्च शुक्लारुणवर्जो गन्धश्च विस्रो रसौ च कटुकाम्लौ सरत्वं च पित्तस्यात्मरूपाणि;
auṣṇyaṃ taikṣṇyaṃ dravatvamanatisneho varṇaśca śuklāruṇavarjo gandhaśca visro rasau ca kaṭukāmlau saratvaṃ ca Pittasyātmarūpāṇi;
Inherent qualities of Pitta are
Aushnya – heat,
Taikshnya – sharpness,
Dravatva – liquidity,
Anati Sneha –  not excessive unctuousness,
Visra Gandha – smell like a fish,
Katu, Amla – bitter, sour tastes
Saratva – fluidity

Qualities of Kapha-
श्वैत्य शैत्य कण्डू स्थैर्य गौरव स्नेह सुप्ति क्लेदोपदेह बन्ध माधुर्य चिरकारित्वानि;
śvaitya śaitya kaṇḍū sthairya gaurava sneha supti kledopadeha bandha mādhurya cirakāritvāni;

Inherent Kapha qualities are
Shvaitya – whiteness, paleness
Shaitya – chilliness
Kandu – itching
Sthairya – firmness,
Gaurava – weightiness,
Sneha – unctuousness, lubrication
Supti – unresponsiveness,
Kleda – clamminess, gumminess
Upadeha – stickiness, as if being anointed with oil,
Bandha – binding, obstruction
Madhurya – sweetness,
Chirakaritva – slowness, delay in manifestation



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