What Are the Ayurveda Doshas? Vata, Kapha, and Pitta Explained

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest forms of holistic medicine and still widely used today.

Combining physical, psychological, and spiritual health, Ayurveda focuses on whole-body healing and states that a person’s dosha, a type of bodily humor, determines their personality and health (1Trusted Source).

Though Ayurveda translates to “the science of life” in English, many health professionals question the belief of personal doshas due to a lack of scientific proof.

Meanwhile, proponents of Ayurveda claim that adopting dosha-specific health practices leads to balance and well-being (1Trusted Source2Trusted Source).

This article tells you all you need to know about the Ayurvedic doshas and whether science backs them up.

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