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Ayurvedic Regimen For Summer

summer ritucharya

Following a proper seasonal regimen or Ritucharya is important part of preventive medicine. As different seasons have natural effect on the human body, Ayurveda recommends diet and lifestyle to follow to keep the doshas, dhatus and agni in balance. Ritucharya is discussed in all classics of Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic Tips For Summer:

During summer Pitta dosha increases in the body. The predominant elements are Fire and Air and that can easily lead to ulcers, acid reflux, diarrhea, inflammatory diseases and skin rashes.

Eating sweet and cooling foods and staying hydrated is an essential practice during this season. Agni (digestive fire) is naturally low during hot weather so the appetite will be decreased. Foods which are light and easy to digest should be eaten.

👌Coconut water, cucumber, watermelon, fruits and fruit juices (not citrus), wheat, rice, lentil, cow's milk, fresh buttermilk, mangoes, cherries, grapes, plums, celery, green leafy vegetables, carrot, zucchini, sweet potato, green beans, fennel, mint, cardamom, aloe vera juice, olive oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil and ghee are advised.
👌Follow Pitta pacifying diet.
👌It is advised to take a nap during the daytime since the nights are shorter during summer.
👌Take baths with cold water.
👌Loose and comfortable clothes in light colors should be worn.
👌Essential oils that have a cooling effect such as peppermint, rose and sandal may be used.
👌Applying sandalwood paste all over the body helps to keep the body cool.

👎Avoid salty, sour, hot and acidic food. Chilies, eggplant, onions, garlic, yogurt, vinegar, heavy food, greasy and fried food should be avoided or used in little quantity. 
👎Coffee, alcohol, carbonated drinks and smoking should be totally avoided since they trigger the dehydration in the body.
👎Do not drink ice cold drinks before, during or after meals.
👎During this period avoid excessive physical exercise and over indulgence in sexual activities as the body is already weak.

Author: Ayurveda Tutorials

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