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Non-Pharmacological Techniques For Pitta Imbalance


  • Cool and quiet environments
  • Soft music, especially wind instruments
  • Use of cooling colors including green, blue and white.
  • Placement of fresh flowers in the home.
  • Walking or sitting outdoors at night; looking at the moon.
  • Using turmeric, fennel, dill and coriander but not other spices in excessive amounts.
  • Cooling aromas: sandalwood, rose, gardenia, lotus, vetiver.
  • Cultivating forgiveness, compassion and kindness.
  • Enjoy foods, which are not piping hot and are bitter and astringent in taste.
  • Take a short nap or rest in the afternoon.
  • Recreational activity should balance work activity.
  • Meditation on a regular basis.


  • Anger and jealousy.
  • Consumption of excessively spicy foods.
  • Dealing with one’s own tardiness or that of others.
  • Excessive ambition and competition.
  • Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Excessive criticism of self or others.
  • Excessive exposure to the sun the in summer season.
  • Excessive number of quarrels, disagreements, and arguments.
  • Excessive time spent in uncertain or insecure relationships or partnerships.
  • Insufficient consumption of pure, clean water
  • Lack of time spent outdoors in nature, especially near lakes, rivers and fields.
  • Wearing inappropriately warm clothing in the warm seasons.

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