Elements: Water, Earth
Increases: Kapha and Vata
Found in the Sweet and Astringent tastes
Balanced by Fast, Sharp, Pungent and Sour
Action: increases stability, slows down the movement of body fluids and secretions, pacifies, and creates sluggishness, relaxation and dullness.
Positive effect: relaxes, loosens, quietness, calmness and bestows silence
In excess: hinders digestion, and promotes phlegm, causes laziness, depression, dullness of senses, ignorance.
Food representation: cream, yogurt, fatty meat.