Tips for Pacifying & Balancing Pitta Dosha

Pitta Balancing Tips

  • While you need to eat all 6 “tastes” according to Ayurveda,
    • Focus on foods that are: Sweet (Earth & Water elements, VP-), Bitter (Air & Ether elements, PK-), & Astringent (Air & Earth elements, PK-) tastes
    • Reduce or minimize: Salty (Water & Fire elements, V-), Sour (Earth & Fire elements, VK-), & Pungent (Air & Fire elements, VK-)
  • Eat food cool or warm, but not steaming hot food
  • Eat on a regular basis – often Pitta people like to eat every 3 hours
  • Pitta Dosha normally has the strongest digestion, though try to not over-eat as this can tax the Agni (digestive fire)
  • Avoid hot, oily, deep-fried foods, as well as heavily salty foods
  • Vitamins & Minerals that tend to be beneficial for Pitta people: A, B, K, calcium, & iron (take with coriander to help digest better)
  • Areas to focus on with Abhyanga: Feet, lower back, shoulders, neck, and scalp. Best before bed or exercise
  • Good scents (essential oils, incense, etc): Sandalwood/sandal, lotus, rose, jasmine, lily, amber, Indian cedar, lavender, any white flower i.e. gardenia, mints/peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen.
  • The small intestines, liver, or gallbladder are the main Pitta centers.
  • If you have a lot of anger coming out your mouth, hold cold water in your mouth until it gets hot, then spit it out. If you still have anger, do again.
  • Oil pulling: Coconut Oil for 2 to 5 minutes if gums are bleeding, red, or hot – otherwise sesame oil.
  • Pitta time of year: Summer months (Pitta starts increasing in spring as it is thawing the Kapha, and begins to disperse in Fall)
  • Pitta times of day: 10 AM to 2 PM, and 10 PM and 2 AM

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