Common characteristics of Pitta Dosha
Here are some common characteristics of Pitta dominated person:
|Body Feature||Medium body structure and often strong physique.|
|Skin||Oily skin, inflammation, easy sunburns, freckles, acne-prone.|
|Hair||Tend to have straight hair, premature greying.|
|Weight||It is easy to gain and easy to lose weight.|
|Strengths||Smart, purposeful, quick learner, self-motivated, strong drive for success, natural leaders|
|Weaknesses||Irritable, prone to dispute, foodie, often feel mood swings, sensitive to warm temperature.|
|Food Preference||Prefer sweet and bitter flavors.|
|Speech||Expressive, decisive, clear, sharp tone.|
Signs of a Pitta Imbalance
- Acid reflux and Constipation
- Renal and Kidney Infections
- OCD or obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Migraines with vertigo
- Chronic fatigue
- Acne and Eczema
- Peptic ulcers
- Poor vision or blindness
- Excessive hair fall or baldness
- Unbalanced hormones
- Body odor and bad breath
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
Diet to pacify Pitta Imbalance
Here are some insights on the dietary regimes to ease Pitta Dosha:
|Category||Foods to Eat||Foods to Avoid|
|Vegetables||Pumpkins, broccoli, asparagus, lettuce, green beans, cucumbers, potatoes,|
sweet potatoes, green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, celery, okra, and zucchini.
|Tomatoes, onions, garlic, hot peppers,|
carrots, beets, eggplant, radishes, and spinach.
|Fruits||Oranges, grapes, melons, coconuts, avocados, mangoes, pomegranates, cherries, pineapples, and plums.||Grapefruits, apricots, kiwi, cranberry, and other berries.|
|Spices||Coriander, cilantro, cardamom, mint, saffron, and fennel||Black pepper, ginger, cumin, fenugreek, clove, and mustard seed|
|Grains||Wheat, rice, Black beans, mung dal, kidney beans, chickpeas, split peas, soya beans, couscous, granola, quinoa, barley, and oats||Millet, corn, urad dal, buckwheat, rye, and|
|Nuts||Flaxseeds, almonds (soaked & peeled), pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds.||Cashew, almonds with skin, walnuts, sesame seeds, pecans, pistachios, tahini, chia seeds, and peanuts|
|Oils||Olive oil, ghee, coconut oil, and sunflower oil||Sesame oil, almond oil, and corn oil|
|Others||Chicken, turkey, cow’s milk, cottage cheese, and goat’s cheese||Eggs, beef, pork, salmon, seafood, Salted butter, buttermilk, frozen yogurt, and sour cream|
Tips to balance Pitta Dosha
- Spend some time in nature.
- Try meditation on a daily basis.
- Avoid being awake after 10 p.m.
- Find a balance between activity and rest.
- Lunch should be the biggest meal of the day.
- Listen to sweet and soothing music to keep calm.
- Incorporate yoga asanas and pranayama in daily routine.
- Inculcate a habit for oil massage or abhyanga, once a week.
- Try Epsom salt baths infused with herbs like lavender and rose.