Pitta Spice Masala

Pitta Spice Masala

Pitta Spice Masala

The word masala simply means a combination of ground spices. According to Ayurveda the Pitta Dosha is a combination of the elements Fire and Water and controls digestion, metabolism and energy production. It has the quality of being hot, sharp, liquid and oily.

Aggravated Pitta

Excess pitta causes increased heat, sharpness and oiliness in the digestive tract. It aggravates and inflames the digestive fire creating acidic conditions which can lead to conditions like indigestion and acidity.

Benefits of Using a Pitta Spice Mix

Helps to bring balance to the dosha.
Improves the digestion by neutralising stomach acids and removing excess heat from the system.
It is cooling, calming, cleansing and nurturing. The symptoms of indigestion include feelings of fullness, gas and belching, nausea, burning in the stomach and so on.
Regulates the metabolism. Pitta imbalance almost always begins with a problem in the internal digestive fire which manifests in various forms of hyperacidity, inflammation and indigestion.
Reduce Acid reflux causes and other medical problems like heartburn, throat irritation, hoarseness, asthma, chest pain, dental erosion, regurgitation etc.
Aggravated Pitta can manifest in the form skin inflammations, rashes, digestive trouble, impatience, anger and short temperedness.

Simple Lifestyle Changes

Stay cool particularly in warmer seasons.
Avoid vigorous activity or exercise.
Do not over drink, particularly whilst eating, this can disrupt the digestive fire of pitta.
Yoga, meditation and laughing therapy reduces anger and aggravation.
Meditation in the form of gratitude, is useful.
Choose natural, cool fabrics for clothing.
Stay out of the sun.
Favour cool or warm foods rather than hot and spicy.
Pitta foods include bitter, sweet, and astringent tastes. Include sweet and cooling fruits. Bitter foods include green tea, green leaves, broccoli, asparagus, turmeric etc.
Avoid or reduce sour and pungent foods.
Drink coconut water.
Cooling showers before bedtime helps to cool the body.
Avoid skipping meals or sleep.
Pitta Spice Masala


  • 6 teaspoon ground fennel (Foundation Spice)
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric 
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger

Your spice mix will always taste better if you grind each spice yourself. Here at Ayurveda Apothecary we grind all the spices for you from the whole spice, so that you receive it as fresh as possible.

For all ground spices, mix well and store in an airtight container.

Add spices to hot water for a spice tea, or lightly cook into ghee, or your favourite cooking oil, to sprinkle on vegetables.

Sprinkle on foods while cooking for yourself or add to finished meals like soups, salads, sandwiches, stews, rice, casseroles, pasta dishes, vegetables, etc.

Linda Bretherton

Subscribe to my e-newsletter which contains
a mix of news, articles, and special offers.