pachaka pitta

Subdosha of pitta. Most important fire. Converts food to the form that can be absorbed; the fire of digestion. Regulates body temperature. Resides in the small intestines and lower half of stomach (the home of pitta).

One of the five Pitta subdoshas; the main digestive enzymes, they are found in
the small intestine, stomach, and colon as non-liquid heat, bile, or digestive fire. The fire
digests and transforms food, emulsifying food fats and separating absorbable nutrients from
waste, so they may be passed to lacteals by absorption.