are the Ayurvedic tips for maintaining health in
the rainy season, which entails the food to eat
and important lifestyle changes to be made.
What should you eat when monsoon sets in?
As your Agni (digestive fire)
tends to be compromised in this season, enjoy
more carminative and light to digest foods in
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables,
which are thoroughly washed and cut.
Eat vegetables that are light and
easily digestible like pumpkin, zucchini,
squash. Also include whole grains, yellow
lentil (mungdaal), corn, chickpea flour, and
oatmeal, which are good to eat and yet light
on the stomach.
Limit the consumption of dairy
products like yoghurt, cheese, milk, etc. as
they are hard to digest.
Avoid fermented and sour foods
such as tamarind, chutneys and pickles as they
can lead to indigestion, hyper acidity and
Avoid junk foods that are heavy
and deep-fried. Street food from vendors
should be forgotten as they can be overloaded
with bacteria. It is good to enjoy home made
food this season.
Reduce consumption of raw salads.
Your diet should include warm,
unctuous diet (ghee and olive oil
recommended). It is better to avoid dry foods
Avoid refrigerated water. Drink
boiled and cooled water only to make it germ
Include bitter food items like
fenugreek, bitter gourd, turmeric, neem in
your diet as they are natural anti-microbial
and can prevent infections and keep you
Include ginger in diet as it is a
digestive and helps stimulate Agni (digestive
Drink few cups of warm herbal
teas daily; preferably ginger tea or basil
Kichardi is the best detox diet
for the monsoon season.
for the monsoon.
Do light exercise regularly.
Instead of strenuous workouts and weights try
As Agni (digestive fire) is
already weak in this season, sleeping
immediately after meals will hamper it more.
So walk few steps after every meal to enhance
Fumigation of the house with
Guggulu (Commiphoramukul) or neem leaves in
the evening will help to keep mosquitoes,
insects and germs away.
Caring for your skin
According to Ayurveda, Dosha
vitiation especially, Vatadosha in the monsoon
can leave its manifestation in skin and feet
too. So make sure you keep your skin cleansed
It is good to replace soap with
green gram powder for bathing. Also herbal
Ubtan can be used as bath powder mixed with
water. Also when cleansing the face, avoid
alcohol-based skin cleansers. Instead, try
washing your face with a mixture of green gram
and chickpea powders, mixed in equal
proportions, made into a paste form with
Taking care of your feet is
particularly necessary during monsoon. Keep
them clean and dry, and moisturize regularly.
Foot massages are said to be excellent for
balancing Vata. You can massage your feet with
sesame oil before going to bed. Also foot bath
is beneficial - soak your feet in warm water
once a week, and scrub with pumice stone for
exfoliation. To fight fungal infection of the
feet, boil some Triphala (Three fruits –
Haritaki, Bibitaki and Amalai) or Neem leaves
in water. Once the water cools down to warm
temperature, use it to wash your feet.
With these simple Ayurvedic tips and
precautions, now you can enjoy the refreshing
wetness of monsoon without ruining your health.
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