Kerala Ayurveda Pitta

Did you know Pitta season runs from July-August? Pitta in the atmosphere can result in a shorter fuse, more irritability & outbursts of anger.

What is Pitta?

It is one of the three basic factors that govern all activities of the mind and body. It rules metabolism, particularly digestion, and is in charge of all processes of transformation in the body.

Signs of increased Pitta in the body can include:

  •  Excessive Body Heat
  • Heartburn
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Diarrhea
  • Acne
  • Irritation, impatience, anger, frustration,
  • Skin Rashes
  • Odorous Sweating

Obviously Dosha imbalances can vary by their severity and manifestation. You may be able to relieve symptoms such as feeling a little overheated with some simple steps:

  • Keep out of the sun during the warmest part of the day, if possible.
  • Wear sunscreen/sun hats
  • Have cooling showers
  • Keep rehydrated – water is the best option
  • Eat cooling foods – think, sweet, bitter & astringent ie melons, cherries, grapes, vegetables like asparagus, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and also milk, butter and ghee
  • Wear light breathable clothing such as linen or cotton
  • Try swimming for your daily bout of exercise as it helps to stop you getting overheated but if that isn’t possible then take a leisurely evening walk once it is starting to cool down or try gentle yoga moves

These will help to pacify Pitta so that you can enjoy the summer more, and ensure that the summer heat doesn’t cause subtle imbalances that may later show up as disorders, but if you do suspect any health problems please do contact a qualified practitioner.