Predominant in fire and water
Pittas are often fair and freckled. They are intolerant to heat, are prone to having excessive heat in the face, and sweat easily. Pittas have a tendency to have moles and pimples. They have excessive hunger and thirst, can develop wrinkles early in life, and experience premature greying of the hair and hair loss. Pitta individuals have a sharp intellect. Out of balance they become easily agitated, argumentative, and short tempered. Pittas are prone to burning sensations of the skin, fevers, sore throats, inflammatory disease, disease of the small intestine, jaundice, hepatitis, skin rashes, hyper acidity, reflux, thyroid problems, eye disease, burning of the eyes and blood disorder.
General guidelines for balancing Pitta are to avoid excessive heat, limit salt intake, eat cooling, non spicy foods, drink cool drinks (not iced), and exercise during the cooler part of the day.