Pitta, being the dosha that represents metabolical fire and transformative energy, is known to be hot and moist. Ailments of Pitta imbalance are inflammatory â€“ things like allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, heartburn, acid indigestion, rosacae, rashes, hives, migraine headaches and outbursts of anger. Pitta types should emphasize cooling and astringent qualities in their food and herb choices. Pungent, sour and salty foods like garlic, tomatoes, citrus fruits and fermented foods and drinks will only aggravate these fiery issues and in long term imbalance tend to affect the liver and central nervous system. The following blends employ herbs that have cooling energies and encourage the flow of toxicity and acidity out of the body. The blockage of this flow and the overabundance of fire is the underlying cause of Pitta imbalance, and marked by the common ailments the following blends are crafted to alleviate.