Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

How to Reduce Pitta Immediately? Pitta Dosha Diet & Foods

Overview

Let’s discuss what Pitta is. It is one of the three doshas of a human body that controls the whole metabolism of the body, both physical and mental spontaneity are accessed by Pitta, making it move at a hectic pace, thus sometimes, it gets too aggressive and loses balance. Then the whole body has to suffer, making the immune system feeble and the toxins that are lurking outside the body attack it and causes a disease. You never know where they will strike.

In order to avoid all these hiccups, you need to pacify Pitta so that it doesn’t lose balance and keep the balance between the 3 doshas well maintained. So that, every part of the body functions normally. Thus keep the body fit & fine. The hot & sharp nature of Pitta needs to be soothed by the foods that have cooling effect and are dry, which can neutralize the oily nature of Pitta.

How to Reduce Pitta Immediately

Thus, it becomes mandatory to keep Pitta calm and enjoy the various benefits it bestows on our physical structure. To keep it calm some specific diet is recommended that will keep your Pitta constitution in equilibrium. Today, we are going to see which foods keep it calm and relaxed.

What Foods keep the Pitta calm?

Foods that keep Pitta calm:

  • Many foods appear cool, but if eaten can aggravate Pitta like fish and nuts. These sort of foods have a feature called ‘potency’ that is hot, making Pitta aggravated. Whereas fennel seeds give a sharp taste when chewed, but has a cool potency, keeping Pitta calm.
  • If you eat foods in excess, in spite of the fact that these foods have a cool potency like the milk products can calm Pitta, but for a short time. If you keep having them in excess for a long time, they tingle the top level of Pitta, which is required for the digestive system and this process causes indigestion. Better take a fore-warning, never eat anything in excess.

What Tastes, relax Pitta?

Tastes that keep Pitta placid:

  • Usually, Pitta is pacified by the sweet, bitter and astringent taste, but the salty, sour  and pungent tastes make it go aggressive. This knowledge does make one aware of the diet he/she has to consume that will keep his/her Pitta cool & calm.

What food to eat and what to avoid.

  • Use these guidelines to prepare your own diet menu that keeps Pitta calm.
  • Features of the sweet taste are it is touched to the ground, is cool and these days it is promoting longevity, health and provides strength to the tissues and fluids.  Its oily, moist and heavy qualities slow down digestion.
  • According to Ayurveda, the desert should be eaten first as an appetizer, when the metabolic fire is at the highest level.
  • The sweet taste can be found in foods like most fruits, root vegetables, most of the grains, fresh yogurt, ghee, milk, eggs, seeds, nuts and most of the oil except mustard oil.
  • When we discuss sweet foods, it doesn’t mean foods that taste sweet, but a sweet digestive effect as well. For example, sweet potatoes, white rice & whole grains. Sweet desserts cause indigestion when taken in excess. The sweet taste has the elements of Kapha, further aggravating it.
  • The bitter taste is rough, light, dry, cool and is usually reduced. It has almost all the qualities that keep the Pitta calm. Due to its unpleasant taste, it keeps missing from our dining table, but comes in handy when Pitta gets aggravated. When Pitta aggravates, its bitter taste makes it cool down. Our food does need the bitter taste that is provided by turmeric, fenugreek and bitter gourds.
  • Astringent taste is cold, dry and heavy to tackle aggravated Pitta. It can be found in foods like a raw banana, artichoke, beet root, jack fruit etc.
  • The sour taste wakes up the mind and its senses. It encourages digestive juices, enhances digestion and eradicates excessive air and gasses. If had in excess it also aggravates Pitta.
  • The sour taste is found in tamarind, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, sauertraut, tangy orange, kiwi and pineapple.
  • The salty taste should be taken moderately, neither in excess nor in low quantity. Even when it gets aggravated it does so mildly.
  • Pungent spices often aggravate Pitta because of their hot nature.

What Foods keep the Pitta calm

 

What Should be the Environment to keep Pitta calm?

  • If you eat in a tranquilized atmosphere, chewing your food well, Pitta remains calm. Keep a nice balance between hot & cold food, hydrating and drying. Eating at regular intervals keeps the Pitta calm and the food gets well digested.
  • All foods do not make Pitta aggressive; occasionally when it becomes aggravated it can be cooled by pacifying foods and spices.
  • Better use sweet taste while digestion is taking place. If the Pitta is aggravated an abrupt fasting of water and other fluids can be beneficial for the body.
  • Fasting on raw fruits, coconut water and moong dal soup and vegetables can be a good choice. Don’t prolong your fast. The powerful Pitta will survive on eating your tissues.

What sort of Foods you need in your 3 meals to keep Pitta composed?

The breakfast:

  • Never skip the breakfast when Pitta is elevated. Have grains, dairy, barley, oats, whole wheat, egg whites, all are good choices. They provide carbohydrates, which release sugar in the blood, according to the needs. Sweet nuts like raisins and almonds are also nice.

Lunch:

  • Variety of grains like quinoa, wheat, barley and rice can be had in different forms. Beans and vegetables are also good and can be had with some meat, the one you love eating. Salads can be had as side dishes. Avoid spices, or very little amount can be used, they have a hot nature.

Dinner:

  • Dinner is a lighter version of lunch. Don’t make it heavy, but better make it nutritious. It has to sustain the balance of Pitta. A simple one like kichhadi, pasta or a mini version of lunch will do.

Soups and boiled veggies can be had as starters, it keeps a check on calorie intake and satisfies the Pitta digestive fire.

All these foods will keep Pitta calm & cool and maintain the body’s metabolism very well and the person stays fit & fine.

How to Treat Oral Cancer with Home Remedies ?

Cancer is the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of the cell. These cells have the property to spread into the other parts of the cell. It is of two types, that is a benign and a malignant tumor. The benign tumor is less dangerous than malignant tumor because it does not spread to the other part of the body. There are many types of cancer, i.e. Blood cancer, oral cancer, liver cancer, kidney cancer, and uterus cancer, etc. today here we are discussing oral cancer.

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is the type of cancer which is developed and spread in the mouth and throat. It is included in the category of head and neck cancer. It basically develops in the squamous cells of the mouth, lips, and tongue. Oral cancer can be developed by the people over 40 years old. It cannot be diagnosed in its early stages.

Oral-Cancer

Types of Oral Cancer

  • Tongue Cancer
  • The inner lining of the cheek
  • Lips
  • Gums
  • Roof of mouth
  • The floor of the mouth
  • Sinuses
  • Throat
  • Hard and soft palate

Symptoms of Oral Cancer

  • Bleeding in the mouth.
  • Development of swelling, lumps, crust, rough spot and eroded areas on lips and inside the mouth.
  • Development of white patches in the mouth.
  • Difficulties in chewing, speaking and mouth inner movement.
  • Development of limps in the neck.
  • Pain in your jaw and stiffness in teeth.
  • Development of outgrowth in the mouth.
  • Permanent sore in the throat.
  • Pain in the mouth, and tongue.
  • Sudden weight loss.
  • Pain in jaws.
  • In some case, there is a pain in your ear.

Causes of Oral Cancer

The mouth or oral cancer is developed when there are some changes in your mouth cells. These changes can occur due to the mutation in squamous cells or by some other reason. Due to mutation, our oral cells undergo uncontrolled growth and there is the development of an outgrowth on that part of the mouth. This may further spread to another part of your body and become more dangerous in that case.

  • The main reason for mouth cancer is the consumption of nicotine, i.e. in the form of tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, snuff and other nicotine containing products.
  • Another cause of oral cancer is alcohol, if a person consumes the excessive amount of alcohol than it will lead to the formation of cancerous cells.
  • More exposure to the sun will also lead to the development of a cancerous cell in the lips.
  • It also developed due to poor oral hygiene.
  • People having week immune system are also more prone to oral cancer.
  • Poor diet mainly the deficiency of Vitamin A may lead to the formation of oropharyngeal cancer.
  • Infection of HPV virus which is Human papillomavirus. If a person is infected with this virus then there is more chance of oral cancer.
  • Fair skin is more prone to oral cancer.
  • Recently study shows that people who use marijuana have more chance of getting affected by head and neck cancer.
  • Diet rich in fried food, processed meat, and food may also cause oral cancer.

Stages of Oral Cancer

  • Stage-1 : At this stage, the cancer is not much spread in your mouth. It is the early stage of cancer. The tumor is around 1 inch and not exceeding to a lymph node.
  • Stage-2 : Tumor is around 1-2 inches and has not spread in another part of the mouth.
  • Stage-3 : The tumor is more than 2 inches and reaches nearby the lymph node.
  • Stage-4 : At this stage, cancer reaches the lymph node and spread to another part of the mouth.

Ayurvedic Concept

In Ayurveda, there are many home remedies and other herbal product which helps to cure oral cancer and also helps to reduce the excessive pain in the mouth due to an oral ulcer. The natural herbs, mainly help in detoxifying the blood and remove the entire toxin from the body. These herbs also help to improve the immunity of patients infected with oral cancer.

Home Remedies for Oral Cancer

1. Carrots

Carrots are the rich source of beta-carotene which is very good ant cancerous nutrient for your body. It also acts as an antioxidant so dr. recommend this to the patients suffering from oral cancer.

Carrots

2. Grape Seeds

It’s a very good source of vitamin E, C, and beta-carotene. The antioxidant property of this fruit helps our body to destroy the free radical produced during oxidation reaction. The free radical is not good for our body in excessive amount because it damages the body cells.

grape-seeds

3. Lemon

The deficiency of vitamin C in your body is also the main cause of oral cancer, so lemon helps you to over the deficiency of vitamin C.

lemons

4. Bitter Gourd

It contains alpha eleostearic acid, which helps to eliminate the cancer cell from your body.

bittermelons

How to Overcome the Risk of Oral Cancer

  • You should opt for heavy fruits and veggies diet because lack of proper nutrients can lead to severe changes in your mouth and make you more prone to cancer. You should eat foods which are rich in antioxidants, vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene.
  • You must cut down the alcohol use because excessive alcohol consumption may also lead to cause oral cancer.
  • You should quit smoking because it’s the main reason for oral cancer. The more and longer you smoke cigarettes, pipes and cigars than you are more prone to oral infection and cancer.
  • Lower the risk of HPV. It is basically a sexually transmitted virus. There is some vaccination to overcome the risk of HPV. But it can works good only when you get it before you are sexually active.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure. Some studies show that the sun not only cause you skin cancer, but it is also not good for your lips. So use sun protection before you go outside.
  • Monthly checkup of your mouth, because oral cancer just starts with a mouth ulcer and there are some red and white patches in your mouth. So it is important to consult your doctor.
  • Quitting chew or snuff because if you are using it for a long time, than it causes the development of cancer cell.
  • Brush your teeth properly in the morning and before you sleep because it’s just good for oral health.
  • Avoids mouthwash containing alcohol content because some studies show that the use of such products could also increase the risk of oral cancer.
  • Maintain proper oral hygiene.