According to ayurveda three doshas or three energetic forces control the activities of the body. These doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha
VATA: The Vata dosha is the most important of the three doshas. It has been said in ayurveda classic books that “ pitta , Kapha and all other body tissues are considered lame without assistance of VATA .” Vata dominates the lower part of the body, which is below umbilicus. The movements of body fluid , metabolism, elimination of waste products, semen ejaculation , pushing the fetus out of body, relaying stimulus to brain and response to organs and tissues, heart beat, respiration ,body movements etc are assisted by VATA.
PITTA: The pitta dosha assists the body fire or agni which plays a major role in body’s metabolic activities. The locations where pitta dominates are digestive system, skin, eyes, brain, and blood . Pitta maintains body temperature. The secretions like digestive juices pigments like melanin (bhrajaka pitta) , haemoglobin (ranjaka pitta) are all types of pitta.
KAPHA : Kapha provides bulk to body ,lubrications, moistness , fertility, stability, strength, and memory . Helps in binding process wherever necessary. This is heaviest of all doshas.
When these doshas are in balanced condition the body remains healthy. If these doshas get imbalanced the body succumbs to diseases. Doshas get imbalanced frequently due to change in climate, seasons, lifestyles , diet etc. The treatment is to bring back the doshas to normalcy and expel the toxin or ama produced during the imbalanced condition.
Unhealthy lifestyles which lower the body immunity and lead to genital herpes or oral herpes
Sleeping in afternoons.
Over physical exertion.
Over mental exertion
Consuming food frequently even when not hungry.
Constant exposure to hot sunny climates
Diet which have to be avoided for genital herpes
Unhealthy diet that cause lowered immunity
Excessive consumption of
Salty, sour, hot, spicy food.
Charred and overcooked food.
Sesame , Black gram , horse gram , sesame oil, rice flour, garlic, fish.
Opposite foods which lower the body immunity and cause genital herpes
Curds , salt, mushrooms , bamboo shoots , sour fruits , meat , prawn , pork, should not be consumed with milk . The above mentioned foods should not be consumed by mixing one item with another.
Sprouts, honey and milk should not be consumed with meat and fish.