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A guide to cleansing for the kapha dosha

Those with a predominantly Kapha dosha can really benefit from regular cleansing as they are the most susceptible to congestive build-ups due to their generally slower digestive system and overall metabolism.

The important point to remember about kapha types is that they have a naturally lower body temperature and, in order to encourage the processes of cleansing and detoxification, they need a bit of heat. So, while foods consumed during a cleanse should be simple and vegetable-based, they should be warm and spiced. Avoid the addition of any oils or dairy as these are especially hard for a kapha type to digest.

Herbs and spices that keep kapha in check are those which are generally more heating and stimulating with the power to shift deep congestion. Pukka Wholistic Turmeric capsules and Clean Chlorella tablets will help remove sticky, tough accumulations from the body. You could also try Pukka Clean Greens Superblend, which helps support the body throughout every stage of a cleanse without letting it become depleted.

Also think about adding herbs such as ginger, black pepper and turmeric into your meals.

Favour herbal teas that will help stoke the digestive fire such as After Dinner, Revitalise, Turmeric GoldThree Fennel and Three Ginger.

During a cleanse, all three doshas should keep the diet simple, vegetable-based and dairy-free and reduce or eliminate caffeine and alcohol. Keep exercise to a minimum and remember not to overdo it as your body will be working harder than usual at this time.

Don't know your dosha? Take our dosha quiz to find out.

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