Kapha season has arrived with Spring. It's the time to get moving, both externally and internally, to help release the heaviness of the winter. We can do this by increasing our physical activity to get the lymphatic system moving, and by taking steps to increase our bowel movements associated with the first chakra, our root chakra.
How do you like to eat rhubarb? I can think of several ways and you'll find lots of recipes for these on Google: stewed rhubarb, baked rhubarb strawberry crumble, rhubarb berry muffins, rhubarb jam, strawberry rhubarb pie, rhubarb coffee cake, and rhubarb syrup. Eat rhubarb and your root chakra will thank you :)
Rhubarb will be featured in my upcoming Ayurvedic Spring Green Cleanse in April where you can join others in a challenge to include as much green food as you can eat to help cleanse and balance your body and mind during Kapha season. Don't worry, there's LOTS of green foods, and you can even modify the challenge to include just one green food at each meal. Stay tuned for more info!
Rhubarb is a powerful food and should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding women, anyone who has a tendency for gout because of it contains oxalic acid, and anyone experiencing general sense of debility or with any bowel obstruction because of it's purgative effect. Rhubarb should be eaten in moderation by anyone experiencing dry constipation or strong anxiety. In these latter cases add some butter or ghee to your rhubarb dishes to counteract these effects.