People in India are embracing the long-awaited break from the sweltering summer heat as the monsoon slowly spreads its wings throughout the country. To be healthy and disease-free, however, a change in season necessitates certain adjustments to your daily schedule. The Vata entity, according to Ayurveda, aggravates during the monsoon, which renders people more susceptible to certain ailments. During this time, it’s crucial to avoid microbial infections, and some herbs can be helpful. Here are some beneficial Ayurvedic ideas for the rainy season, including warm and comforting teas, soups of pulses, oil massages, and hair care regimens.
Ayurveda has divided the year into six seasons, commencing from Sisira, the late winners to Hemanta, and the early winters. The
monsoon, or Varsha Ritu
, is what Ayurveda refers to as the months of mid-July to mid-September. It is a part of the Visarga Kala, which is when the sun is moving from its former location to the south of the equator. This group includes the Varsha (rainy), Sarat (spring), and Hemanta (early winners) seasons.
As the body transitions from the monsoon to the winter, it steadily acquires strength during this time. For living healthy during the rainy season with Ayurveda, here are some Ayurvedic strategies suggested by Ayurvedic experts at Birla Ayurveda that you can use to protect yourself from monsoon infections.
Diet for monsoon
Despite the continuous improvement in physical strength, the Agni (digestive fire) is still unable to adequately break down large meals. During the monsoons, it is advised to eat a nutritious, light diet.
- Food should be noticeably salty and sour on days with intense downpours, and it should be drizzled with enough easily digestible ghee and honey.
- Warm soothing teas, such as cinnamon– and ginger-infused tea, are beverages that normalise the digestive fire and are warm at the same time.
- During the monsoon season, abdominal gas symptoms like burp, bloating, and indigestion are common. Dashamoolarishtam, a herbal wine concoction, is a potent combination of carminative herbs that provides long-lasting comfort.
Herbs to eradicate disease-causing bacteria and fungi
To get rid of dangerous fungi or germs that may have settled because of leftover moisture, fumigate your dwellings and clothing. The most popular herbs for fumigation are those that contain Krimighna (Anti-microbial) characteristics, such as Guggulu (Commiphora Mukul), Agaru (Aquilaria agallocha), and Chandana (Santalum alba). However, no specific formulation for fumigation is stated.
How to tackle hair issues
Numerous hair issues, including itching, dryness, and dandruff, can be brought on by humidity. A lavish concoction of coconut oil, priceless Ayurvedic herbs including Indigo or Neeli, false daisy also known as Bringaraj, winter cherry or karnasphota, and gooseberry, also known as Amla.
- Your hair will stay healthy during the monsoon with a relaxing and warm champi with Neelibringadi Kerathailam.
- Enhancing immunity and avoiding sickness
- Cold, cough and respiratory issues are major problems during monsoon.
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