Ayurvedic Herbs for Balancing Pitta

We offer a broad selection of pitta-pacifying herbs to help you stay healthy during the hot days of summer. Each herb has special qualities that give it a unique role in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. The beneficial herbs listed below are available in bulk powders (spice jar, Β½ lb and 1 lb sizes). For your convenience, we have also listed products that contain these herbs as a main ingredient.

Amalaki – Nourishing and cleansing, this potent antioxidant assists natural internal cleansing and gently maintains regularity. Commonly taken as a substitute for Triphala by those with excess heat (pitta) in the digestive tract. (Amalaki tablets, Triphala tablets, Pitta Digest, Healthy Hair, Chyavanprash)

Bhringaraj – Highly reputed for its ability to promote healthy hair growth and as a rejuvenative for the mind. It helps calm pitta emotions like irritability, impatience and judgment. (Healthy Pitta, Healthy Hair, Mental Clarity, Tranquil Mind, Bhringaraj Oil)

Bhumyamalaki – Cleanses the liver while promoting its proper function. Bhumy amalaki is an important pitta-reducing herb because of its affinity for the liver, the organ that is most challenged by excess pitta. (Healthy Pitta, Liver Formula)

Brahmi/Gotu Kola – Traditionally used to promote memory intelligence and longevity, Brahmi is the foremost rejuvenative for the brain and nervous system. Brahmi oil applied to the head and feet cools the system and promotes sound sleep. (Healthy Pitta, Mental Clarity, Tranquil Mind, Healthy Hair, Chyavanprash, Brahmi Oil)

Guduchi – A broad-spectrum pitta-reducing herb that destroys toxins and strengthens the immune system. This cooling herb is a main ingredient of many of our formulas. (Healthy Pitta, Liver Formula, Heart Formula, Kidney Formula, Pitta Digest, Stress Ease, Mental Clarity, Chyavanprash)

Kutki – Supports proper function of the liver and assists in the proper flow and function of bile. Kutki balances excess pitta and maintains a healthy immune system. (Kutki liquid extract)

Manjista – Promotes healthy, vibrant skin. In Ayurveda, removing natural toxins and excess pitta from the blood is an important factor in supporting health skin. Manjista is the foremost blood cleanser in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. (Healthy Pitta, Blood Cleanse, Liver Formula)

Neem – Bitter and very cooling. Neem is known for its effectiveness in dealing with nearly all types of pitta imbalances. Supports healthy skin and a healthy digestive environment. (Neem oil, Neem soap, Soothing Skin Balm, Blood Cleanse, Neem tablets, Para Cleanse)

Shatavari – Potent rejuvenative that increases energy, bolsters the immune system and supports proper digestion. Shatavari also has a special affinity for the female reproductive system and is used by women of all ages to foster reproductive health and a balanced cycle. (Healthy Pitta, Shatavari tablets, Women’s Support, Stress Ease)

Triphala – Cleanses the GI tract while supporting proper function of the circulatory, respiratory and genito-urinary systems; it is the most popular herbal formula recommended by Ayurvedic practitioners. This balancing formula is a staple of almost all pitta-reducing regimens. (Triphala tablets)