Kaphaja; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Kaphaja (कफज) is a Sanskrit word referring to a classification of human constitution (prakṛti) where Kapha-doṣa has its dominance. The word is used throughout Āyurvedic (India medicine) literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. A skilled physician should monitor the constitution of a patient during treatment with medicines and prescribing his diet. Kapha represents the “water element” element of the human body.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

The person of Kaphaja constitution is handsome, grateful, patient, non-greedy, firm, stable, strong, tolerant, faithful and charitable.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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