According to Ayurveda, Kledaka Kapha is one of the five sub-doshas (sub-types) of Kapha dosha. Sub-doshas are responsible for overseeing specific actions, organs or emotions, and relative imbalance in these energetic sub-categories tends to be the root cause of illness, disease and ill-health.
Kledaka Kapha resides primarily in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, and is responsible for the secretions that mix with food during digestion. In order to nourish Rasa Dhatu and other Kapha in the body, Kledaka Kapha is absorbed through the stomach wall. It also hydrates the tissues and cells involved in digestion and maintains the gastric mucous membrane.