A guide to cleansing for the pitta dosha
Pitta types are brimming with hot and fiery energy and really benefit from cooling cleanses that help to rid them of some of that excess heat. It’s important for a pitta to remember that during a cleanse, the body is working overtime trying to expel out built up toxins, so it's key to not overdo it.
Switching to exercises that are still challenging but aren’t exhausting such as Ashtanga yoga will still give the physical release but help keep energy levels high. Pitta types are the only dosha that can really tolerate cooler and raw foods. Keep food simple and increase levels of fresh fruit and vegetables whilst hydrating with cooling juices and herbal teas that include herbs such as aloe vera, mint and dandelion.
Herbs that are beneficial to the pitta dosha are those which are characteristically cooling, cleansing and anti-inflammatory. Pukka Aloe Vera Juice and Juicy Wheatgrass really get to the root of deep-seated heat and inflammation in the body and can be incredibly supportive to the fiery pitta person.
Pointers that are helpful for all three dosha would be to keep diets simple; vegetable-based and dairy-free as well as reducing or cutting out caffeine and alcohol. Keep exercise to a minimum and remember not to overdo it as your body will be working harder than usual during a cleanse.