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Pitta Dosha

Fire and Water

Pitta dosha is in charge of transformation and metabolism, including digestion, appetite, nutrition absorption, and body's temperature. It integrates the energy of fire and water and is interpreted as “that which cooks”. Pitta Dosha also governs assimilation, intelligence, charisma, courage, and ambition

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Pitta in balance

Pitta type personality is characterized by gratification and intelligence when well balanced. The Pitta type is a joyful person with tremendous courage and drive.

Pitta out of balance

When Pitta type person is out of balance, one quickly starts yelling. They immediately experience anger, rage, jealousy, and ego with their physical manifestations such as inflammation, infection, rashes, ulcers, migraines, fever, bleeding disorders, sharp hunger, an overactive metabolism, and difficulty sleeping.

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Pitta personality

Pitta type has good concentration powers and sharp mind.


These personalities are:

  • Systematic:
  • Self-confident;
  • Focused.


They enterprise and assert their rights. And also are remarkable with their:

  • Passion
  • Romanticism
  • Competitiveness
  • Love challenges
  • Adventures.



Pitta type persons should stay away from conflicts because they are susceptible to negative emotions like hostility, hatred, jealousy, and intolerance.

Pitta physique

Pitta is not a fan of the sun or hot weather, because heat makes them perspire a lot. Their skin is fair or reddish, often with freckles and sunburns easily.

Physical problems for pitta dosha type include:

  • rashes or acne;
  • boils;
  • skin cancer;
  • inflammations of the skin;
  • ulcers;
  • heartburn;
  • dry or burning eyes;
  • acid stomach;
  • insomnia

Pitta dosha has strong digestion and appetite, but also get irritated if the meal is delayed. They are strong, well-knit with medium physique. When imbalanced they can be pushy, aggressive and demanding. Under pressure, Pittas become irritated and angry.



Healthy Tips for Pitta

Eating recommendations

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Cherries
  • Mangoes;
  • Cucumbers;
  • Watermelon;
  • Avocado.
  • Dark green salads such as arugula, dandelions, and kale.
  • Avoid fried and spicy foods
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco

Physical activity recommendations

  • Avoid overexposure to direct sunlight
  • Avoid overworking

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