Pitta-balancing herbs “Pitta is balanced by sweet, bitter and astringent tastes, including the herbs fenugreek, cardamom, shatavari, turmeric, and fresh ginger (in moderation),” says Dr Prasanna Kerur, Ayurvedic physician at the Ayush Wellness Spa in Jersey. Boswellia is also known to pacify pitta.
Tomatoes and other nightshades, such as potatoes, aubergines, onions, etc., are considered very Rajasic in Ayurveda. On top of this, tomatoes' high acidity can aggravate Pitta and Vata. Because they are in season during summer, which is a Pitta time of year, they can doubly irritate the fiery Dosha.Jul 30, 2018
Carrots, asparagus, bitter leafy greens, fennel, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, green beans and bitter gourd (in very small quantities) are good vegetable choices. They become more digestible when chopped and cooked with Pitta-pacifying spices.
|Dosha||Foods to eat|
|Kapha||spicy, acidic, and filling foods (e.g., most fruits and vegetables, whole grains, eggs, low fat cheese, unprocessed meats, hot spices)|
|Pitta||light, cold, sweet, and energizing foods (e.g., fruits, non-starchy vegetables, oats, eggs)|
sweet, bitter, astringent and cool flavours combat the Pitta fire.
- KEEP AWAY FROM FOODS THAT INCREASE PITTA: these foods are pungent, sour, salty or too hot.
- FRUITS: sour fruits, such as apples, grapefruit, lemons, dried fruit.
- VEGETABLES: aubergines, garlic, radishes, tomatoes, onions.
- GRAINS: buckwheat, millet, corn.
Pitta-balancing herbs "Pitta is balanced by sweet, bitter and astringent tastes, including the herbs fenugreek, cardamom, shatavari, turmeric, and fresh ginger (in moderation)," says Dr Prasanna Kerur, Ayurvedic physician at the Ayush Wellness Spa in Jersey. Boswellia is also known to pacify pitta.
08/10Foods to avoid for Pitta Dosha Apricots, avocado, pungent or sour vegetables like onion, tomatoes, hot peppers, carrots, beets, eggplant or raw leeks, soy sauce, salted butter, eggs, seafood, sour cream, beef, dark chicken, chili pepper, red or sweet wine, and chocolate.Apr 4, 2019
Favor cool over warm or hot. Nourishing & light food must take precedence over dense or heavy food items. Dry food over liquid help curb pitta dosha. Mild drinks like fresh juices over hard ones like alcohol or caffeine based drinks work as a wonderful example of pitta pacifying foods.