Kapha Traits: The main qualities of Kapha are unctuous, cool, heavy, slow, smooth, soft and static. Kapha and oil share most qualities. Because like increases like, using oil, especially cool oil, may increase Kapha rather than decrease it. However, because oil has the ability to absorb the qualities of substances it is prepared with, appropriate herbal oils can decrease Kapha.
Types of Oil That Are Best for Kapha: Abhyanga with warm oil is best for kapha. While sesame, corn and mustard oils are all helpful because they are warming, herbal oils are an even better choice for Kapha, as they add more Kapha pacifying properties to the oil. Kapha Massage Oil is a good choice for general use.
|Apricot||Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil|
|Sesame||Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil|
|Wheatgerm||Triticum vilgare (Wheat) Germ Oil|
|Jojoba||Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil|
|Tumeric||Curcuma Longa Root Oil|
|Wintergreen||Gaultheria procumbens (wintegreen)|
|Asafoetida||Ferula assafoetida oi|
|Basil||Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil|
|Eucalyptus||Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil|
|Marjoram||Marjoram (Origanum Majorana) Oil|
|Tea Tree||Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil|
|Cinnamon||Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil|
|Ginger||Ginger (Zingiber Officinate) Root Oil|
|Juniper||juniperus communis (juniper) berry oil|