After the chilly winter it’s that time of the year again – Yes, Spring season. As the spring season sets in, the earth looks lovely and charming. The trees put forth new leaves and the sight of beautiful flowers blooming brings a smile to all our faces. As a matter of fact spring is the season of beautiful flowers. But have we ever wondered what happens to our body in this season??
During Spring the Climate gets warmer and the heat reduces the digestive power of body, As a result Kapha increases leading to various diseases like Cough, Cold, Allergies, Sinusitis, Indigestion to name a few. It is a known fact that Spring is the time of year for seasonal allergies. As the trees start to bloom and the pollen is released into the atmosphere, allergy sufferers begin their annual ritual of sniffling and sneezing.
Many people are unable to enjoy spring as they land up having Allergies and many other problems. Fortunately Ayurveda, the ancient science of life has the solution. There is a concept of Ritucharya in Ayurveda , “Ritu” meaning Seasons and “Charya” meaning to follow a routine. Hence Ritucharya is the Seasonal Routine, by following the Seasonal lifestyle & diet people can stay away from seasonal diseases and can have a healthy life. As per Ayurveda, The duration from mid March to mid May constitutes the Vasant Ritu or Spring season.
Ayurveda hence advices certain Lifestyle modifications which could prevent people from getting the Recurrent Allergies, hay fever, Asthma and other seasonal diseases:
Food to be taken – Pointed Gourd (Parval), Pumpkin (Sitaphal), Bitter Gourd, Capsicum, Beans, Garlic, Ginger, Amla, Apple, Grapes. Fig, Moong Dal, Masoor Dal, Arhar Dal, Wheat, Barley, Honey, Warm water, Dalchini, Laung & Tulsi Boild Water.
Food not to be taken – New Grains, Sweet-Salty and Spicy Food, Ghee, Butter, Lassi, Cold Drinks, Ice Cream, Curd
Recommended Activities – Regular Exercise, Bathing with Lukewarm Water, Dry Massage, Take Benefits from Panchkarma, Gargling, Snuffing, Nasal Medication.