Pitta Dosha

Updated: Mar 11, 2020


I am too HOT... Call police and the fireman

Too HOT .... Say my name you know who I am (AND I say Oh yeah....)

One of my Favorite songs and these lines Remind me Nothing but The PITTA ....


Pitta, heat, is made up of the elements fire and water. It is oily, sharp, hot, light, spreading, and liquid.

Functions of Pitta:

Pitta governs digestion, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature. The qualities of Pitta are hot, sour, pungent, sharp and acidic.

Fire is predominant with the pitta dosha and relates to transformation, metabolism, and digestion.

These qualities govern physical digestion and assimilation, control the transformation and assimilation of the senses, and provide the capacity to perceive reality and the ability to understand.

Physical Characteristics of Pitta:

Medium physique, strong, well-built and hey tend to gain weight evenly.

Skin fair or reddish, often with freckles; sunburns easily.

Hair usually fine and straight, typically turns gray early; tendency toward baldness or thinning hair.

The nails are soft. The shape of the nose is sharp and the tip tends to be reddish.

Perspire a lot; the body temperature may run slightly high and hands and feet will tend to be warm.

The pitta voice is sharp and penetrating.

Pitta Appetite and Digestion:

Strong digestion, strong appetite; get irritated if they have to miss or wait for a meal.

Have a strong metabolism, good digestion and resulting strong appetites. usually takes large quantities of food and liquid.

Pitta Mind:

Sharp mind, good concentration powers

Orderly, highly focused.

Assertive, self-confident, and entrepreneurial at their best; clear and concise communicators and enjoy solving problems.

Competitive, courageous and enjoy challenges and energetic.

Like to be in command.

Others may find them stubborn, pushy, opinionated.

Good public speakers; also capable of sharp, sarcastic, cutting speech.

Generally good management and leadership ability, but can become authoritarian.

Subject to temper tantrums, impatience, and anger.

Pitta Life style Habits:

Have a natural craving for sweet, bitter and astringent tastes and enjoy cold drinks.