Seasonal Food Regimen for Late Winter (Shishira)

sesonal food for late winter
sesonal food for late winter

Shishira (late winter) Food Regimen

Ideal daily regimen to be healthy

Morning (Things to do)

  • Wake up early between 4.30 am- 5.00am or 45 min before sunrise.
  • Drink 1-3 glasses water kept in copper vessel.
  • Evacuate your bowels regularly & wash your hands, feet and face.
  • Danta – Dhavan – Brusing teeth (Neem, Babul, Khadir, Pilu Meswak)

Jivha Nirlekhana (Tongue scraping)

  • Gandusha/ Kavala – Gargling & Mouth rinsing with medicated water.
  • Nasya – 2 drops instillation of medicated oil in each nostril.
  • Exercise (according to season).
  • Self – body massage with oil followed by powder (according to season)
  • Bathing & Grooming.

Ratricharya (Night Regimen)

  • Supper – Within 3 hours after sunset or 8pm & bed time- 2 hours after supper (10pm)


  • Eat when you are hungry, at regular time, in right quantity (Based on Agni), warm meals, balanced diet (food containing all six tastes (Rasa), neither too fast neither too slow & compatible foods.

Seasonal regimen for Late Winter:

 Diet modifications

  • Intake of cereals and pulses, wheat/gram flour products, newly harvested rice, corn are advisable.
  • Ginger, garlic, haritaki (foods of Terminalia chebula). Pippali, (fruits of piper longum), sugarcane products and milk & milk products to be included in the diet.

Lifestyle modifications:

  • Massage with oil/ powder/paste, bathing with lukewarm water, getting exposed to mild sunlight, wearing warm clothes are advised.
  • Heavy exercise, till swat appears on forehead is preferred.
  • Cold wind, excessive walking sleep at late night are to be avoided.