Kohlrabi

A member of the cabbage family, kohlrabi aggravates vata due to its dryness. To avoid this, Vata should consume kohlrabi cooked, oiled and well spiced. 

Properties

Taste: sweet, bitter

Natural Attributes: dry

Tissue impact (Vipak): reducing

Thermal impact (Virya): cool

Dosha impact: Increases Vata, decreases Pitta and Kapha

Digestive impact (Agni): hard to digest

Channels (Srotas): opens

Feces: moves 

Urine: diuretic

Strength (Bala): clears congestionand obstruction

Mind (Manas): Sattvic

Effect: goitrogenic, cancer preventative.

Chinese five element impact: Wood

Chinese medicine syndromes: improves qi circulation, eliminates blood stagnancies ; reduces damp conditions of the body

Medicinal properties 

  • Nourishment (rasa): diabetes, losing weight
  • Blood-circulation-liver: blood-sugar imbalances, hypoglycemia, nosebleed (juice)
  • Reproductive and hormonal systems: reduces swelling of the scrotum
  • Kidney-Bladder: painful or difficult urination
  • Respiratory system: sinusitis
  • Digestive system: stops bleeding in the colon
  • Cleansing: alleviates effects of drugs and alcohol

Harmful for: hypothyroidism, flatulence.

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