Ayurvedic Taste Chart

Ayurvedic diagnosis of disease is based on the three doshas, and much of the treatment is according to the six tastes.

These tastes, rasas, are digested in the following order:

SWEET

1

SALTY

2

PUNGENT

3

SOUR

4

BITTER

5

ASTRINGENT

6

The rasas possess therapeutic properties and they increase or decrease the doshas. Everyone needs a certain amount of each of the six tastes and the proportion differs according to the constitution of the individual. Too much of a particular taste can be harmful, as can too little.