According to Ayurveda, every food items contains varying proportions of six rasas (tastes)- one of them being the Sour taste (Amla). Foods with this taste are excellent at stimulating the Jatharagni (strong digestive fire) which in turn helps eliminate ama (toxins) from the body as waste and also helps keep gas under control. The sour taste helps pacify a vitiated vata but aggravates both the kapha and pitta doshas.
Dr. Partap Chauhan
Dr. Partap Chauhan is an author, public speaker, TV personality and master Ayurvedic physician. He currently serves as the Director of Jiva Ayurveda and spearheads all its medical and pharmaceutical activities.