Definition of rajasic in US English:



  • (in Ayurveda) denoting a class of foods that are bitter, sour, salty, pungent, hot, or dry, and are thought to promote sensuality, greed, jealousy, anger, delusion, and irreligious feelings.

    • ‘Hindu scripture places food into three categories: tamasic, rajasic and sattvic, in accordance with the kinds of effects it has on an individual's body, mind and spirit.’
    • ‘The main consideration when categorizing foods as sattvic, rajasic, or tamasic is their effect on the human organism.’
    • ‘Although the traditional theory alludes to categorisation of foods based on their effects - satvic, rajasic and tamsic - a more empirical view shows that dietary norms have evolved with some very sound rationale.’
    • ‘Reducing the amount of rajasic and tamasic foods in the diet initiates a shift in perception.’
    • ‘Rajasic food is hot and spicy.’