Seasonal Food Regimen for Rainy Season (Varsha Ritu)

Rainy (Varsha Ritu) Seasonal Food Regimen

Ideal daily regimen to be healthy

Morning (Things to do)

  • Wake up early between 4.30 am- 5.00 am or 45 min before sunrise.
  • Drink 1-3 glasses of water kept in a copper vessel.
  • Evacuate your bowels regularly & wash your hands, feet and face.
  • Danta – Dhavan – Brushing 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 8 pm & bedtime- 2 hours after supper (10 pm)

Diet

  • Eat when you are hungry, at a regular time, in the right quantity (Based on Agni), warm meals, a balanced diet (food containing all six tastes (Rasa), neither too fast nor too slow & compatible foods.

Seasonal regimen:

 Diet modifications

  • Easily Digestible foods are advised.
  • Intake of cereals like old barley, wheat, rice, & pulses, lentil, green gram etc. is preferred.
  • Honey is to be included in the diet.
  • Foods difficult to digest, viscous, cold, sweet and sour foods are not advisable.
  • New grains, curds, and cold drinks are to be avoided.

Lifestyle modifications:

  • Mild exercises are recommended.
  • Powder massage (Udvartana) is preferred.
  • Day sleep is not advisable

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