Turmeric Brings Summer Heat Relief
The Pitta summer is upon us. According to Ayurveda, fire is one of two key elements that govern the Pitta dosha – and summer, too. Warmer temperatures, inflammation and increased irritability are hallmarks of this fiery time of year. In order to maintain balance in our bodies, minds and relationships, we must pay special attention to the pitta dosha in the summer months.
Why balance pitta in the summer?
Ayurveda (which literally translates to the “science of life”) asserts that a body in balance creates a feedback loop of positive, healthy behaviors. But imbalance causes us to reach for things (e.g., food, substances, behaviors) that don’t serve us. The less balanced we become, the harder it is to restore balance again.
Watch out for these symptoms of Pitta imbalance:
Using turmeric to balance Pitta
Turmeric is an ancient spice that can cool the inflammatory fire that causes many Pitta ailments. Inflammation is the culprit behind many daily health complaints and chronic diseases. While people commonly reach for ibuprofen to reduce inflammation, turmeric is proven to produce a similar effect in the body. Here are a few tips to incorporate turmeric into your diet:
Turmeric isn’t the only way to balance Pitta in the summer. Click here for additional information on Pitta balance.
Stay cool, and stay healthy!