Pitta constitution

These people are of medium height, are slender and their body-frame may be delicate. Their chests are not as flat as those of vaata people and they show a medium prominence of veins and muscle tendons. They have many moles or freckles which are bluish or brownish-red. The bones are not as prominent as in the vaata individual. Muscle development is moderate. The pitta complexion may be coppery, yellowish, reddish or fair. The skin is soft, warm and less wrinkled than vaata skin. The hair is thin, silky, red or brownish and there is a tendency toward premature graying/loss of hair. The eyes may be gray, green or copper-brown and sharp; the eyeballs are of medium prominence. The conjuctiva is moist and copper-colored. The nails are soft. The shape of the nose is sharp and the tip tends to be reddish. Physiologically, these people have a strong metabolism, good digestion and therefore, strong appetites. The person of pitta constitution usually takes large quantities of food and liquid. Pitta types have a natural craving for sweet, bitter and astringent tastes and enjoy cold drinks. Their sleep is of medium duration but uninterrupted. They produce a large volume of urine and the stools are yellowish, liquid, soft and plentiful. There is a tendency toward excessive perspiring. The body-temperature may run slightly high and hands and feet tend to be warm. Pitta people do not tolerate sunlight, heat or hard work. Psychologically, pitta people have a good power of comprehension; they are very intelligent and sharp and tend to be good orators. They have emotional tendencies toward hate, anger and jealousy. They are ambitious people who generally like to be leaders. Pitta people appreciate material prosperity and they tend to be moderately well-off financially. They enjoy exhibiting their wealth and luxurious possessions. People having a pitta constitution are prone to diseases listed under the Prithvi-vardhak, Pitta-shaamak and Shankh mudras.


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