Dosha Pitta

Pitta reflects the qualities of fire and water. Dosha Pittas radiate confidence, courage, and ambition.

Pittas typically have a medium, athletic build, along with penetrating eyes and direct speech. They can tolerate most foods and usually consume a lot of them. Pittas are sensitive to heat, becoming out of balance when overheated.

A balanced Pitta:

  • Assumes leadership roles
  • Seeks to accomplish mental and physical challenges
  • Is intellectual and strong

An unbalanced Pitta:

  • Is easily angered and over-critical
  • Feels irritable
  • Is physically inflamed, causing skin rashes and oily hair

Keeping Pitta in Balance

It’s important for Pittas to be mindful of certain triggers that threaten their balance, such as summer, intense heat, and excessive sunlight.

Maintaining a supportive diet is key for Pitta. Cool, calming meals like fresh fruits, raw salads, and lean proteins nourish Pitta. On the other hand, eating spicy or greasy foods or skipping meals altogether can throw Pitta off balance.


  • Cooling, calming, and hydrating meals
  • Cold soups and fresh fruits, especially in the summertime
  • Salads and steamed vegetables
  • White rice, quinoa, and beans
  • Several portions of vegetables every day
  • Lean protein like fish, egg whites, chicken, and turkey
  • All sweet fresh fruits like apples, apricots, berries, figs, grapes, mangoes, oranges, pineapples, plums, and watermelon
  • Coconut, coconut water, and coconut oil
  • Dairy, especially cheese, milk, yogurt, and ice cream


  • Intensive heat
  • Coffee
  • Spicy, greasy, salty food
  • Overcooked meals
  • Too much red meat, eggs, spices, sugar, and alcohol
  • Skipping meals
  • Eating when angry, irritated, or in competitive situations

Best Hair Routine for Pitta

When Pittas are unbalanced, they can experience premature graying, thinning hair, or even baldness. Pittas should look for deeply nourishing and protective haircare products.

We recommend Sūun GLOW Shampoo and Conditioner. They protect the hair and give it a beautiful shining glow.

Does Pitta Dosha sound like you? Find out for sure by taking the Dosha Quiz.