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Bodhaka Kapha

bodhaka kapha

“The next important subtype of kapha is bodhaka kapha. The Sanskrit word bodhaka comes from bodhana, which means to make known. It is located in the mouth and is represented by saliva, which is liquid, sticky, sweet, and slightly unctuous. The liquid quality of bodhaka kapha keeps the mouth wet and soft. Saliva in the mouth prevents friction between the soft tissues of the tongue and palate. We have two types of palate, the hard palate and the soft palate. The hard palate is a bony dome and the soft palate is a soft mobile structure. The tongue moves freely in the oral cavity without sticking to the palate, because of the liquid and unctuous qualities of bodhaka kapha.”

Fair Use Source: Textbook of Ayurveda Volume 1, Vasant Lad, 2001

see also Subtypes of Kapha

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