Pitta represents metabolism. It is characterized by heat, moistness, liquidity, and sharpness and sourness. Its chief quality is heat. It is the energy principle which uses bile to direct digestion and enhance metabolism. Unbalanced pitta is primarily characterized by body heat or a burning sensation and redness. The effect of â€˜pittaâ€™ is, in essence, of harmonizing or balancing nature. One of the principle functions of â€˜pittaâ€™ is to effect transformation and harmonization or balancing of internal functions of the body. So, a common relationship between the effects of â€˜pittaâ€™ and â€˜satwaâ€™ guna is noticeable. Pitta governs metabolism and transformation mind and body. This article gives a review on avikrut karma of pitta dosha.
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