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Updated: Jan 1, 2023

When we are in the Kapha dominated late Winter and entire Spring season, or under other particular stresses, our bodies can often respond with symptoms of Kapha imbalance. Colds, chest infections, productive coughs, allergies, low appetite, low energy, sinus issues, ear blockage and headaches. If you are experiencing cold/flu, congestion of any nature or allergies, you are likely to be feeling a dull, heavy and painful headache too.

Ginger comes to the rescue. I often talk about how heating and potent ginger powder is, to be used with moderation and consideration. In the case of Kapha, heavy heads - it’s perfect. ⁣

To get some relief from a Kapha-derived lingering headache, try some ginger paste or in Ayurveda, called Lepa. You can apply this every couple of hours until symptoms reduce, being mindful to follow the instructions below carefully.


  • 1 tsp of ginger powder

  • Warm pre-boiled water


  1. Put the ginger powder into a small bowl or ramekin.

  2. Add approximately 2 teaspoons of the warm pre-boiled water.

  3. Using a spoon, mix ingredients well to make a thin paste. Add a little more powder or water if the consistency isn't quite right.

  4. Apply a light and thin (and I mean very light and thin - remember ginger powder can be hot and burning applied too thickly) across the forehead and sinuses.

  5. Leave on for about 10 minutes until the paste begins to dry.

  6. Wash off with some warm water and repeat as stated above until symptoms reduce.

To support symptoms internally, additionally try:

Guidance from your Ayurvedic Practitioner or Doctor is highly recommended to ensure best practice. Please contact us here if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.


The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the science of Ayurveda. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult your chosen trained health care professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, contact The Sattva Centre directly -

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