The Rainy season is of the highest importance in Ayurveda. This season makes the Vata and Pitta doshas less effective. Therefore, there is an increase in joint torments, for example, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Osteoarthritis, Frozen shoulder and so on (because of the ineffectiveness of Vata) and indigestion (because of the incapability of Pitta). Immunity also tends to be at its lowest, causing a proliferation of infectious diseases such as viral fever, cold and cough, malaria, cholera, typhoid and Hepatitis A.
Keeping in mind the end goal to secure your Vata and Pitta doshas from getting influenced, I suggest a couple of basic steps to take after throughout this season:
1. Drink clean, boiled water
2. Take care of stagnant water to avoid mosquitoes and use mosquito repellents if needed
3. Try to eat out as seldom as possible
4. Keep food safe in airtight containers
5. Eat fresh and hot food
Further, following certain diet recommendations would enhance the functioning of the two doshas in this season:
Eat: Brown rice, Wheat preparations, Oats, Roasted cereals, Cornflakes, Black gram, Kidney beans, Bottle gourd, Ginger, Garlic, Onion, Buttermilk etc
Avoid Millets, Maize, Leafy vegetables, Cauliflower, Arbi, Fish, Spicy, Bitter and Astringent food.
There is great news! This is the best time for Panchakarma.
Panchakarma Treatment has a unique significance at this point. As the body is delicate, it is more open to the treatments. Panchakarma Therapy helps expel the accumulated toxins from the body (normalizing the agni, the seat of one’s digestion) and prompts a more youthful, fitter, more satisfied, healthier you. Ayurvedic Village Therapies like Pizhichil, Elakizhi and so on help incredibly in this season to reduce the aches and pain.
A right Ayurvedic practitioner and consultation will help you on your journey to finding the state of health and balance.