Three Main Ayurvedic Facts About Astringent Taste

The astringent taste is composed of air and earth elements. 

Astringent also helps to cool the stomach because of alkaline/base food action.

   Astringent Taste

  • Increase Vata (creates nervous energy)
  • Decrease Kapha(decreases fat)
  • Decreases Pitta(increases stomach acid) 

Examples of Astringent Food Substances



Ayurveda describes taste based on how it initiates tissue function based on taste action. Astringent Taste Action causes the action related to :

  • Antibacterial
  • Disinfectant
  • Hemostatic(arrest the flow of blood within the blood vessel.)
  • Binds Stools (Helps Diarrhea)
  • Changing of osmotic pressure

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