Ayurvedic medicine is the idea that there are three doshas (Body types): pitta, vata, and kapha.
Vata is the energy of movement; pitta is the energy of digestion or metabolism and kapha, the energy of lubrication and structure. All people have the qualities of vata, pitta and kapha, but one is usually primary, one secondary and the third is usually least prominent.
Each dosha relates to a specific element — fire (pitta), air (vata), and water (kapha) — and a person with one dominant dosha will display physical or emotional characteristics consistent with that element.
The ultimate goal in ayurveda is to balance each dosha. This is done through a combination of diet, lifestyle modifications, and herbal remedies.
With the change in the weather, cough and cold are common ailments that people suffer from on a regular basis. For millions of consumers, Ayurvedic medicines and traditional treatments are the main source of health care, and sometimes the only source of care.
The respiratory system and heart rate greatly influenced by Kapha & Dosha. Hence most of the respiratory disorders are Kapha in origin. In winters, if we eat frozen food, we develop respiratory issues like cold and cough. Coldness and Kapha dosha are positively related. In Throat, the depth and oiliness of the voice is contributed by Kapha dosha. Nose, along with entire respiratory tract is dominant with Kapha dosha.