Pitta is believed to contain the properties of water and fire, with the fire element being more dominating. Therefore the Pitta life force controls all metabolic processes in the body, as well as the hormonal balance of the body and body temperature. Thirst, hunger, and intelligence are also associated with Pitta. The primary function of Pitta is the transformation in the body, and people who have a dominance of the Pitta element have a fiery nature that is visible in both their bodies and mind. Learn about Pitta Dosha from Prashant Patel.