The Best Ayurvedic Herbs to Keep Vata Dosha Gounded

As we enter into Vata season it’s not just important to pay attention to what we are putting on our skin for balance, but also about the types of food we are ingesting.

Vata season is characterized by dry, cold and light, so it makes sense that in these months we naturally start to turn on the stove, crock pot or Instapot and to bake more. You may also start to crave casseroles, soups and stews. 

In ayurveda there are six tastes used to balance the doshas and vata dosha is ruled by sweet, sour and salty tastes. 

During this season you’ll want to incorporate cardamom, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, salt, cloves, mustard seed and fennel. Another ingredient to add to your meals is high-quality oils like a good olive oil to ground you and help you focus this season. 

Based on this list of spices you’re probably able to recognize that your favorite fall recipes already include many of these spices. Like your go-to butternut squash soup that includes olive oil, ginger and cumin. Or that your favorite pumpkin bread recipe has ginger, cinnamon and cloves.