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What is pitta dosha in Ayurveda?

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Ayurveda, a form of holistic medicine, is based on the belief that life forces called doshas control how your body works. Pitta dosha controls your digestion, metabolism (how well you break down foods), and certain hormones that are linked to your appetite.

Things that can disrupt it are eating sour or spicy foods and spending too much time in the sun.

If pitta dosha is your main life force, you’re more likely to develop conditions like Crohn’s disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, and infections.

SOURCES:

The Ayurvedic Institute: “Panchakarma Overview.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAM): "Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction."

JIMSA: Herbal Remedies for Management of Constipation and Its Ayurvedic Perspectives.”

FDA: "Use Caution with Ayurvedic Products."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Heavy Metal Poisoning.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 20, 2019

SOURCES:

The Ayurvedic Institute: “Panchakarma Overview.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAM): "Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction."

JIMSA: Herbal Remedies for Management of Constipation and Its Ayurvedic Perspectives.”

FDA: "Use Caution with Ayurvedic Products."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Heavy Metal Poisoning.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 20, 2019

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