What is Pitta Dosha?




Ayurveda states that Pitta controls heat, metabolism and transformation in the mind and body. In addition to this, it also controls how to digest foods, how to metabolize sensory perceptions and how to understand the difference between right and wrong. Pitta controls the essential digestive “Agni” or fire of the body.

Characteristics of Pitta Dosha:

Qualities of Pitta Dosha

  • Pungent
  • Light
  • Hot
  • Sharp
  • Acidic
  • Intense
  • Penetrating

A Pitta imbalance can occur in the body in many different ways. Here are some of the common disorders that typically show up from heightened state of Pitta in your framework.

Common signs of Pitta imbalance

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo
  • Inflammation
  • Diarrhea
  • Shot temper
  • Excessive hate, jealousy or criticism
  • Workaholic syndrome
  • Egotism, self-absorbed
  • Heartburn/Acid indigestion
  • Arthritis
  • Hot flashes
  • Infections
  • Ulceration
  • Skin diseases such as eczema
  • Rash, hives, urticaria
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Photophobia
  • Perspiration
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Migraine
  • Sour, acidic or metallic taste in the mouth
  1. Avoid hot and spicy food:

    Pitta is generally hot and sharp by nature, so the consumption of hot foods will only build up the fire all the more. The consumption of hot and spicy food will also increase inflammation, ulceration and acidity in the framework. Some hot and spicy foods avoid are peppers, tomatoes, citrus fruit (aside from lime), sour fruits, vinegar, garlic, fermented foods, pungent (hot) flavors (i.e. tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, dark pepper), over the top salt, fried food and red meat.
  2. Increase consumption of cooling foods:

    When the fire is high, consumption of cooling food foods is an incredible alternative for turning down the heat. Some extraordinary cooling foods include coconut (oil, water and meat), lime, cilantro, parsley, ghee, sweet lassi, organic whole milk, watermelon, cucumber, pomegranate juice, bitter greens, basmati rice, dates, figs, sweet mango and avocado.
  3. Never skip meals:

    In case you are a Pitta type or have a Pitta digestive imbalance (Tikshna Agni), at that point your metabolism is at its highest and missing a meal will prompt to symptoms of low blood sugar, crankiness, irritability, a "short fuse", unsteadiness, hyperacidity and other Pitta irregular characteristics. In order to avoid this, you need to plan a healthy meal schedule and eat your meals at proper time each day. Make sure lunch is your heavy meal because Pitta is at its strongest during day time specifically between 12pm and 1pm every day.
  4. Perform Pranayama everyday:

    There are some truly extraordinary breathing practices in yoga that are certain to lessen the heat in the body. The best decisions are Sitkari, Shitali and Chandra Bhedhana pranayama. These breathing strategies are on the whole exceptionally cooling and in this manner extraordinary for lessening Pitta dosha imbalances. Practice each of these three cooling breaths each morning for 3-5 rounds each. On the off chance that you encounter an intense heat "surge” such as a hot flash, a lot of sun or intemperate irritability, then you can likewise attempt these breathing practices on the spot to decrease indications.
  5. Bathe in Moonlight:

    Just as the heat of the sun will increase Pitta, the coolness of the moon will undoubtedly diminish it. Lay in the cool grass on a nicer summer night and retain the moon beams. If it is a cooler season, just take a normal walk in the moonlight to absorb this recuperating energy. To increase this impact, wear white attire and walk along the water if accessible.
  6. Rub the feet and forehead with Brahmi oil or Pitta oil:

    Brahmi and Pitta oil are generally known to reduce Pitta symptoms both physical and mental/emotional. By rubbing these oils every night before hitting the bed can help reduce Pitta-type headaches, tension, heat and irritation. If at all there is inflammation in any area of the body, these oils can also be massaged into these areas.
  7. Consume Aloe Vera Juice:

    An incredible option for lessening Pitta imbalances, skin issues and liver issues is taking aloe vera juice every day. Make sure to buy an additive free and organic form to guarantee the highest and healthiest quality. Take 1-2 Tbsp, 3 times daily before meals. Aloe can also be applied to the skin in order to diminish rash, irritation, burns and other Pitta skin conditions
  8. Avoid conflict and arguing:

    Pitta types generally love good and interesting debates. Serious debates and arguments are sure to get the Pitta rising. If your Pitta is high, it is important for you to stay away from serious debates and rather keep themselves among happy and joyful people and converse. Pitta types hate the word “No”, hence should be placed among more agreeable people. If ever you indulge in a conflicting conversation; step away, take a walk and come back to the conversation when your mind is more balanced and debate without taking stress in order to balance your Pitta.