Many spices are in fact medicinal herbs, and in ancient times were sometimes the only medicine. In India, Susruta II used spices and herbs such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, turmeric, and pepper for healing purposes.
Each season is associated with a dosha (which is really just a combination of elements). Let’s consider which eating patterns and specific foods will be most balancing for each season, as it is associated with a dosha.
In Ayurveda, the agni, or metabolic fire, is responsible for transforming what we take in to our body into the wellness that supports our thriving existence. Agni is essentially the energy of transformation. Life depends on agni, as it serves to create and destroy everything. Certain types of agni also help us to digest and assimilate experiences and emotions.