The Ayurveda system relies on multiple regimes to attain health and includes diet, lifestyle, yoga, life-affirming mental attitude, therapies as well as Ayurvedic medicine.
The doshas refer to specific elements of nature and every person is made up of various combinations of such doshas. Although the universal elements are divided into five - that being air, earth, fire, water and ether - the Ayurveda system only uses the three idosha to make up the individual, although the doshas incorporate all five elements in varying degrees within the doshas.
Pitta is a combination of fire and water, with fire being the dominant one. Pitta governs the metabolism and all other body processes involving heat such as digestion, hormones and reactions to create energy, and this dosha is also sometimes referred to as bile.
People that are predominantly Pitta are fiery, intense with a sharp mind, a penetrating look, reddish or flushed complexion, competitive and hot tempered and are normally bothered with problems such as inflammation, heartburn, ulcers, high blood pressure, skin rashes, anger, frustration and irritation.
Pitta Traits: The primary qualities of Pitta are: oily, sharp, hot, light, fleshy-smelling, spreading and liquid. Since Pitta and oil share a number of qualities it is ideal to use medicated oil when you are trying to reduce Pitta symptoms (such as: skin irritations, rashes, itchiness). The addition of herbs enhances the Pitta pacifying properties of the oil.
Frequency of Massage: Massage body at least once a week or as needed.
Massage Technique: Pitta types require, tapping, rolling with medium pressure.
|Tumeric||Curcuma Longa Root Oil|
|Wintegreen||Gaultheria procumbens (wintegreen)|
|Clove||Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clovebud) Oil|
|Coriander||Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil|
|Evening Primrose||Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oi|
|Cardamom||Cardamom (Elettaria Cardamum) Oil|
|Chamomile||Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile) oil|
|Geranium||pelargonium graveolens flower oil|
|Sandalwood||Santalum album (Sandalwood) Oil|