According to Ayurveda, lifestyle and eating habits depending on the seasons is known as “Ritucharya”.
Monsoon – we all love this season because it relieves us from the scorching heat of summer. But this season is not free from causing infections and illnesses to us. Let’s check what are the effects of monsoon and its remedies.
Monsoon and its effect on your health
During monsoons, you feel heavy, sweaty, itchy, suffer from skin problems, feel weak and bloated. Also, lack of appetite causes an imbalanced digestive fire known as Jatharagni.
Ayurveda has some effective solutions to protect your health from the common monsoon illnesses. All you need to do is maintain a balance among the three doshas i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
The impact on Tridosha
Among the three doshas Vata controls movements in the mind and the body. It controls blood flow, removal of waste, breathing, and emotions. During summer, Vata gets accumulated in the body and eventually it aggravates when monsoon starts.
Pitta controls the heat, digestion, and metabolism of the body and helps in maintaining a strong digestive system. Throughout monsoon, air is humid and it weakens the digestive system which results in several problems of the stomach.
Kapha controls the structure of the body and holds the cells together to form muscles, fats, bones, and strength. Moist and wet surroundings imbalance Kapha dosha, this affects the respiratory system which lead to problems like cough, cold, wheezing and other infections of the air passage.
Simple tips to maintain immunity to enjoy the season without falling ill.
Avoid sitting or sleeping on the floor since it aggravates Vata and can cause joint pain.
Keep your nails clean and well-trimmed to avoid fungal/bacterial infections.
Avoid sleeping after lunch to prevent digestion problems.
Change wet clothes immediately. This will save you from catching a cold.
Eat food that blocks Vata imbalance. Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Avoid consuming spicy food
Don’t have heavy meals.
Improve digestion by chewing a piece of fresh ginger with salt and few drops of lemon juice.