Monsoon/ Rainy season is of highest importance in Ayurveda. This season makes the Vata and Pitta doshas less effective. Hence, this imbalanced Vata dosha adds joint problems such as rheumatism, sciatica, osteoarthritis, frozen shoulder, and imbalanced Pitta dosha causing indigestion problems. This season, immunity also tends to be at its lowest level, creating chances of contracting infectious diseases such as Covid 19 like viral diseases and fever, cold and cough, malaria, cholera, typhoid fever and hepatitis.
With the ultimate goal of balancing your Vata and Pitta doshas in mind, there are a few basic steps to keep in mind throughout this season.
Drink clean boiled water (boiled water is lighter in nature and easily absorbed by the body)
Take care of the stagnant water in the surroundings to avoid mosquitoes and smoke your place with Aparajitha dhoopa churna (This helps to disinfect the place and avoid mosquitoes)
Reduce cookouts / junk food
Store food in safe airtight containers.
Eat hot and fresh foods (cold foods add Vata dosha and stale foods add Pitta)
Further, following certain diet recommendations would enhance the functions of the two doshas by bringing them to balance this season.
Eat: brown rice, wheat preparations, oats, toasted cereals, corn flakes, black gram, beans, pumpkin, ginger, garlic, onion, buttermilk, etc.
Avoid: corn, leafy vegetables, cauliflower, fish, fatty, spicy, bitter, and astringent foods.
There is good news! This is the best time for monsoon Ayurveda therapies & Medicines.
The monsoon / rain season is a period when the body is most receptive to Ayurvedic therapies. Therefore, this season is considered the best season for rejuvenation and healing.Since the body is delicate, it is more open to treatments. Panchakarma Therapy helps to expel accumulated toxins from the body.
The Ayurvedic Treatment Center in Delhi, Mansa Ayurveda recommends the use of Ayurvedic medicines as they not only focus on the effective treatment of the disease, but also on the permanent healing of the person. The focus in Ayurveda treatment is on the root cause to heal the affected area and related systems of the body. Ayurveda is related to cures accessible from nature, making it one of the most environmentally friendly approaches to improving a person’s overall health.