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Effect of Six Tastes: Salty

Taste: Salty (saline) (Water + Fire)
Property Heating
Source/Example Table salt, Sea Salt, Rock Salt, Kelp, sea weeds.
Effect on Tridosha Decreases Vata Increases Pitta Increases Kapha
Actions A basic unit of electricity, salt helps retain moisture in vata. Helps digestion. Acts as an Anti-spasmodic & Laxative. Promotes Salivation, Nullifies the Effect of All Other Tastes. Retains Water. Heavy. Unctuous, Hot.
Disorders Excess salt can aggravate skin conditions, weaken the system, cause wrinkling of the skin and graying and failing out of hair. It promotes inflammatory skin diseases, gout, and other Pitta disorders. Disturbs Blood, Causes fainting & heating of the body. Causes peptic ulcer, rash, pimples & hypertension.

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Other Tastes: Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Pungent, and Astringent

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