There are three main doshas according to Ayurveda – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. If your Pitta is out of balance, you may experience these symptoms:
- red and inflamed rash/eyes acne;
- reflux, gastric or peptic ulcers;
- heart problems;
- negative emotions (frustration, anger, irritability) and etc.
According to Ayurveda, natural treatment based on cooling, surrendering and moderation should be applied. Here are general dietary guidelines in order to pacify Pitta:
- Enjoy naturally sweet, bitter and energetically cooling foods, beans, dairy, freshly cooked and fresh (raw) foods, avoid pungent, sour and salty foods, highly processed and deep fried foods, warming foods;
- Use cooling herbs and spices (coriander, fennel, and cardamom), daily moderate amount of high-quality oils: olive, sunflower, coconut, ghee, avoid using chili and cayenne peppers;
- Limit alcohol, fresh fruits and fresh juice, caffeine and other types of stimulations, red meat;
- Eat regularly in a peaceful environment.
Ayurvedic herbs also help to balance doshas. Various herbs and herbal combinations, traditional and ayurvedic, are used to balance Pitta. Also, you should apply your lifestyle in order to balance Pitta. Here are some advices:
- Daily routine that includes regular time for sleeping, eating working and other, surrendering instead of controlling, daily 10-20min. self-massage;
- Exercise: moderate severity forms of yoga, swimming or biking about five times per weekduring cool part of day., time for relaxing;
- Being mentally and physically cool, enjoying sweet and calming music, smells.
You might learn more about Pitta in order to understand how important Pitta-balancing is.