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Pitta Dosha Imbalance: How to Keep this in Balance?


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Pitta Dosha imbalance leads to inflammation, heartburn, anger, rashes and many other disturbances. You can balance pitta in your body with right diet & lifestyle modification.

Pitta is one of three main “doshas” in Ayurveda. The three main doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Every person is made up of a unique mix of the three primary doshas, which come from the five elements (Ether (space), Air, Fire, Water, Earth) of the universe. They are:

  • Vata dosha (ether/space + air)
  • Pitta dosha (fire + water)
  • Kapha dosha (water + earth)

Every person tends to be more dominant in one (or sometimes two) doshas. And that primary dosha is also the one that’s most likely to come out of balance, threatening our mental and physical health.

We’re all a unique mix of all three doshas, but in this article we’re going to focus on better understanding and balancing high pitta.

Pitta Dosha Imbalance: How to Keep this in Balance?
Pitta Dosha Imbalance: How to Keep this in Balance?

Understanding Pitta Dosha Imbalance Symptoms

Pitta is in charge of healthy digestion, immunity and enzymatic processes. However, a pitta imbalance, also known as high pitta, could lead to symptoms that include:

  • Inflammation
  • Heartburn
  • Joint pain
  • Rashes
  • Headaches
  • Irritability/Anger
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Heavy periods

Ayurveda gives us a time-tested approach to help bring things back into balance. Take this quiz to determine your dosha: What’s Your Ayurvedic Body Type?

Balance Pitta

Simple lifestyle changes can help balance excess Pitta Dosha.

  • Wake up before sunrise.
  • Always use tongue scrapper in your oral routine to remove tongue coating.
  • Practice oil pulling with ghee to keep the oral cavity healthy.
  • Put cucumber slices to keep the eyes cool.
  • Practice nasya with ghee or anu taila
  • Everyday do moderate exercise in the form of walking, yoga, cycling, swimming, playing badminton than stressing yourself in hardcore gym exercises.
  • Always take bath at room temperature or cold water.
  • Do daily before bath, abhyanga massage with ghee or coconut oil for full body.
  • Take care of your hair using amla or coconut oil to prevent premature greying of hair.
  • Give yourself foot massage with ghee or amla oil for better sleep.
  • Keep yourself well hydrated throughout the day.
  • During autumn season get a panchkarma done due to natural increase of pitta dosha.

Summer Selfcare Ayurvedic Tips based on Pitta dominance

Diet Changes to Balance Pitta

  • Include ghee in daily diet.
  • Eat Amla regularly.
  • Include dates, raisins in your diet.
  • Drink cow milk before sleeping.
  • Include cucumber in diet.
  • Don’t do frequent fasting.
  • Eat at regular intervals.
  • Do not skip meals.
  • Drink sugarcane juice.
  • Eat fennel seeds with Mishri after meals.
  • Include turmeric in food.
  • Avoid food of hot potency.
  • Avoid excess use of spices.
  • Avoid fried food.
  • Always eat freshly prepared meals with 3hours of cooking
  • Always eat overnight soaked dry fruits and lentils.

Learn about the Impressive Benefits of Indian Superfood Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Simple Tips to Manage Mental Health

To overcome anger issues:

  • Do pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Keep mind calm.
  • Listen to music.
  • Go out for nature walk.

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