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Pitta (Pitham, Pitha)

March 23rd, 2007 | admin

Ayurveda says Pitta dosha is one among the three doshas in tridoshas. It is composed mainly of Agni (fire) and some Jal (water).

This balances the metabolic activities of our body. Pitta dominates digestive system, blood, nervous system (brain), eyes, and skin. This force is responsible for the maintenance of body temperature. It is also responsible for the production of digestive juices, melanin (the pigment that gives color to skin and hair), hemoglobin, etc.

You can thus find that Pitta dosha has influences on

· Metabolism
· Temperature control
· Vision or eye sight
· Proper thinking and comprehension and
· Healthy appearance of skin

The activities that affect the balance of Pitta are

· Consumption of alcoholic beverages
· Consumption of spicy food items
· Spend long hours in sun
· Short temperedness
· Over physical exertion and
· Indigestion of food

Controlling the lifestyle activities thus becomes integral part to keep Pitta dosha in equilibrium.

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