Supporting Healthy Pitta Dosha

Supporting Healthy Pitta Dosha

By Vaidya Vishwanath August 24, 2022


Pitta dosha is the life force created by the elements of fire and water and is often compared to the same energy as the sun. It is our body’s main driver for everything we digest and metabolize. Without the energy of pitta dosha we would have no nutrients to supply our bodies with the energy we need for all bodily functions. Without pitta energy there would be no life.

Every moment of our lives, pitta dosha constantly moves out of balance because of four things:

  • Eating the wrong diet
  • Following the wrong lifestyle
  • Excess emotional stress
  • Adverse climate

Pitta dosha is constantly affected by what we do. When we do not follow a proper diet, lifestyle, relieve stress or adjust to seasonal changes, overtime pitta will become imbalanced. And depending on your daily habits, pitta can either become weak (loss of digestive fire) or it can become too strong (too much digestive fire). This is the root cause of many pitta related symptoms like stomach acidity, swollen inflamed joints, skin rashes, difficulty sleeping, and feeling irritable or angry.

Supplements that Support Healthy Digestion

Parushakadi Leham contains the herb Parushaka which balances pitta dosha, helps lower stomach acid, burning sensation, and inflamed stomach mucus membrane. It supports agni and digestive fire while reducing stomach inflammation and pain.

Punarnavadi Kwatham balances both pitta and vata dosha. The main herb punarnava helps support the removal of ama (toxins) from the liver and kidneys, reduces swelling and excess fluid from body, and is a general rasayana (nourishes) for overall health.

Supplements that Support Healthy Movement

Brahmidrakshadi Kashayam balances both vata and pitta dosha. The main herbs brahmi and draksha help to lower inflammation and swelling in the joints. It helps vata and pitta related disorder that affects the muscles, nerves, bones, and joints. It also helps to lower body temperature and burning sensation.

Balaguluchyadi Oil balances and supports vata dosha, pitta dosha and rakta disorders. The main herbs are bala and guduchi which support inflamed swollen joints, eases burning sensations, and nourishes the muscles, bones, and joints.

Supplements that Support Healthy Skin

Mahatiktakam Lepam balances pitta dosha and is used externally for all skin disorders. It offers a soothing nourishing effect on the skin, helps reduce itching, inflammation, burning sensation and encourages healthy complexion. 

Jathyadi Coconut Oil balances pitta dosha and helps reduce inflammation and burning sensation, supports wound inflammation, swelling and helps to rebuild skin tissue.

Supplements that Support Cooling and Calming the Body

Sitajvarari Kwatham balances pitta dosha. It helps to reduce body temperature, burning sensation of the body, supports lowering body pain.

Cheriya Bhringamalakadi Oil balances both vata and pitta dosha and offers a cooling effect on the head and scalp. It helps reduce pain and burning sensation and supports sound sleep and promotes a calm mind.

Valiya Chandanadi Oil balances pitta dosha, helps reduce inflammation and burning sensation in the body, helps cool the body, and supports all types of pitta related disorders.

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Vaidya Vishwanath grew up in Pune, India which is hub of traditional Ayurvedic gurukul teachings, following the principles of Ayurveda as part of his culture. He has dedicated his career over the past 1 ½ decades to the science of Ayurveda.

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