Re: Tamas Guna - who/ how was it decided what is tamasic?
Half cooked, insipid, stale, tasteless, polluted, contaminated or leftovers and tama guna based like non-veg or alcohol etc are tamasic.
Nature product are not tamasik.
Originally Posted by Indiaspirituality
Tobacco and other drugs grows in air but they are rajas and used for medicine, however they become tamasik when they are made toxic. Many other vegetables like Potato grow underground but never described anywhere as tamasik.
Onions and garlic were cultivated by Sattvik nectar and Tamasik poison during DevAsur AanGrAm, so they are rajas with gunas of both nectar and poison. According to the Ayurveda, a diet that destroy the body's ability to fight disease is Tamasik.
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