The Five Subdoshas of Kapha

Kledaka Kapha functions in the gastric area. Lubricating ingested food to make it easier to digest is its principal function.

Bodhaka Kapha is located in the tongue and throat region and governs taste. Lubricating food and making it easier to swallow are Bodhaka Kapha activities.

Avalambaka Kapha resides in the heart, chest and lower back. Lubricating the heart and lung tissue to slow down wear and tear is an Avalmbaka Kapha activity.

Tarpaka Kapha is located in the head, sinuses and spinal fluid. It provides lubrication to nerve and brain tissue.

Shieshaka Kapha is located in the joints and provides lubrication to keep the joints smooth and flexible.