With just one lash of rains last night, almost all the modes of transport seem to have gone into a tizzy. Trains are late, buses aren’t on time either, cab services are out-of-bounds for the common man- all in all, it isn’t the best place to be in!
But that alone isn’t the trouble that monsoon gets along with it. ‘Tis the season of constant illnesses and frequent doctor visits. Let alone the household nuskas that your parents will keep telling you about. But the point is that the season calls for strong immunity and a healthier gut. That’s why we turn to Ayurveda. Ayurveda, in its principle and practices, professes about a clean gut and a thriving immunity.
Ayurveda For Monsoon
According to this ancient Indian branch of medicine, monsoon season brings in aggravation in the concentration of vata and pitta. That is the cause of various diseases occurring in this season. Therefore, what you eat must be balanced in vata and pitta. Here’s what you can have:
- Water: A common complaint during monsoon is dehydration and drinking of unclean water. Always, as a rule, consume boiled water and cooled water mixed with honey. Drink adequate water throughout the day and keep yourself well hydrated.
- Vegetables: ‘Tis is the season for a variety of vegetables. Bitter tasting vegetables like bitter gourd and bitter tasting herbs like fenugreek, turmeric helps in neutralizing pitta as well as prevent infections. So consume them generously. Go for steamed vegetables like zucchini, pumpkin, steamed salad, chickpea flour, and oatmeal.
- Ginger: Ginger is one of the most ought-to have spice in this weather is ginger. Go for ginger tea or add ginger with green gram and have it in your food daily. One of the best things to do is consume ginger with rock salt before every meal.
- Balanced diet: Make sure that each of your meals are freshly prepared. Have cow’s ghee, lentils, green gram, wheat, rice, and barley. Rice and wheat must not be skipped in monsoon.
- Warm food: As a thumb rule, foods that you consume in rainy season must be warm and boiled or steamed well. Always clean the vegetables well and avoid eating uncooked foods.