Balance/ Regulate The Pitta
Updated: Mar 11
Pitta is oily, sharp, hot, light, spreading, and liquid, so eating foods that neutralize these qualities; foods that are dry, mild, cooling, grounding, stabilizing, Foods that are naturally sweet, bitter astringent and dense serve to balance excess pitta.
Foods that are cooling, hearty, energizing, comparatively dry, and high in carbohydrates. These foods calm pitta by decreasing internal heat, preventing inflammation, balancing the digestive fire, grounding the body, and by absorbing excess liquid and oil.
Following regular mealtimes everyday is the key to keep the pitta in control. The most fundamental level, our physiology is very much adapted to and supported by some sense of regularity. Actually, this is precisely why the daily routine is such potent medicine. In effect, having a daily routine offers the grounding, stability, and predictability that are largely absent from our hectic modern lives. The routine itself creates a number of familiar and comforting reference points throughout each day that send a resounding affirmation to the deep tissues of the body that all is well, that we can be at ease. And so, when the body becomes accustomed to and learns to count on a daily routine that includes things like adequate rest, appropriate exercise, and a nourishing spiritual practice, the nervous system can finally begin to relax. As a result, a daily routine can elicit profound rejuvenation throughout the body without requiring any conscious awareness of the healing process.
Second best thing is GHEE. People like to avoid ghee because of the fear of getting cholesterol and gaining wait. But if the ghee is made authentically it will never make you overweight. In fact it regulates the agni/ digestive fire and it helps improve your digestion and ultimately will lead you remove the toxins and extra fats from your body.
Walking is the best exercise for pitta.
Diet/ Nutritional Guidelines for Pitta:
Peanuts = a big NO NO
Dairy. Milk, butter and ghee are good for pacifying Pitta. Reduce
yogurt, cheese, SOUR cream and SOUR buttermilk (their sour tastes
Too old fermented food to avoid.
All natural sweeteners are good except honey and molasses.
Oils. Olive, sunflower and coconut oils are best. Reduce sesame,
almond and corn oil, all of which increase Pitta.
Fruits. Favor sweet fruits, such as grapes, cherries, melons,
avocados, coconuts, pomegranates, sweet lemons (Mosambi)
mangos, plums, bananas, cantaloupe, dates, figs,
raisins and black raisins, prunes are good.
Reduce sour fruits such as grapefruits, olives, papayas, and unripe
pineapples and plums.
Vegetables. Favor cucumbers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green leafy
vegetables, pumpkins, bottle gourd , ridge gourd, tindora, broccoli,
cauliflower, celery, okra, lettuce, green beans and zucchini
Reduce hot peppers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, onions, garlic,
radishes and spinach and green fenugreek.
Spices. Cinnamon, coriander, cardamom and fennel are all right. But
the following spices strongly increase Pitta and should be taken only
in small amounts: ginger, cumin, black pepper, fenugreek, clove,
celery seed, salt and mustard seed. Chili peppers and cayenne
should be avoided.
Cumin seed, coriander seeds, fennel seeds are good for controlling Pitta
Drink one tablespoon of hot pure Ghee in one go, on empty stomach in the morning, for few days to cure Pitta problem. Ghee should be hot enough but bearable.
Boil a spoon of Coriander seeds (Dhania) in water and filter it. Add Milk and Sugar to this decoction. Drinking this twice a day helps to cure Pitta problem.
Regularly drinking Goose berry (Amla) juice mixed with Sugar controls Pitta.
Drinking Black berry (Jamun) juice or eating Black berry helps to reduce Pitta.
Anantmul OR Indian Sarsaparilla INCREASES THE STRENGTH of SMALL INTESTINE AND SKIN which are the weak organ in pitta aggravated person.
Shatavari / Asparagus racemosus and dry ginger powder are also good for Pitta. Boiling milk with anantmul powder + shatavari powder and dry ginger powder is also effective for reducing the Pitta.
Mudra to reduce Pitta