From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

According to Ayurveda, is the science of health and longevity, the human body has three humors. They are termed as ‘doṣas’:

  1. Kapha - phlegm
  2. vāta - wind
  3. Pitta - bile

Humors must in a balanced state to maintain good health.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore