Mustard oil is pungent, hot in potency, penetrating deep, reduces Kapha, semen, and Vata, easy to digest, causes bleeding diseases, rashes on the skin, skin diseases, hemorrhoids, ulcers, and worms.
Castor oil is bitter, pungent and sweet in taste, it promotes natural movement of body fluids i.e. laxative, hard to digest.
It is an enlargement of the scrotum (hernia), abdominal tumors, diseases caused by Vata and Kapha, ascites, intermittent fevers, pain and swellings of the waist, genitals, abdomen, and back, is capable of penetrating deep, hot
in potency and bad in the smell.
Oils are generally similar to their source (seed). Sesame oil cleanses and detoxifies skin, not good for eyes, pierces into deep tissues, hot, balances Kapha.
Useful for both obese and emaciated people. Responsible for constipation, Useful in worm infestation. When it is processed with other herbs, it is very beneficial in various diseases.
Honey is good for the vision, it breaks up hard masses, relieves thirst, balances Kapha.
Useful in toxicity, hiccup, bleeding conditions, diabetes, urinary tract diseases, skin diseases, worm infestation, vomiting, dyspnoea, chronic respiratory diseases, cough, cold, diarrhoea.
It cleanses wounds, heals wound quickly, increases Vata. It is dry, astringent and sweet. Crystallized honey is similar to honey in properties.
Honey, can do damage if used after heating it and to those suffering from great heat, used during the hot season, hot country or with hot foods.
Purified Jaggery which is washed well, does not increase Kapha to a large extent, increases volume of urine and faeces.
If it is not prepared properly, it causes intestinal worms, increases chances of Kapha disorder in marrow, blood, fat tissue and muscles.
Old jaggery is good for heart and should be consumed. Freshly prepared jaggery increases Kapha and causes indigestion.