leading a healthy and happy life
“In the rainy season the watery and humid conditions lead to an increase in the coolness of the body. This causes slow accumulation of “Pitha” doshas. In “Sharad Ritu” excessive heat is created because of sun beams. This vitiliates “Pittha” dosha which in turn might lead to a battery of “Pittaj” diseases mentioned earlier.”
Ayurveda states that,” leading a healthy and happy life” is essential for the well being of human beings for achieving this it is required that every human being should follow the “Ritucharya” or seasonal modulations and “Dinacharya” or daily routine mentioned in “Charka Samhita”.
“Ayurveda considers 16th Sept to 15th Nov as “Sharad Ritu” or Spring. In this season the Agni or the Fire required for digestion and absorption of food is less. This leads to a battery of “Pittaj” diseases namely Piles, Jaundice, Gastroenteritis, Hyper Acidity, etc. According to Ayurveda Corn, Ragi (Nachani), Dry Vegatables, Kuloith, Split Red Grams (Tur Dal), Split black Gram (Udad), Dry & with Fishes, Crabs, Lobsters, Onion, Raddish, Ginger, Carrot, Garlic, Sweet Lime, Peach, Mango, Cherry, Strawberry, Pineapple, Dry Fruits, Cows milk, Butter Milk, Kadhi, Hing, Black Pepper, Sunflower Oil, Mint leaves (Pudina), Boiled lukewarm water are all considered healthy during this season.
But rice, wheat, white millet (Jawari), Green Millet(Bajari), Cauliflower, Field Beans ( Chawali), Spinach, Bottle Gourd (Dudhi), Bitter Gourd(Karela), Lady finger, snake gourd, green peas, green gram (moong), Bengal gram (chana), chicken, mutton, potatoes, water chestnut(shingada), beet, sabudana, pomegranate, jamun, dry grapes, banana, almonds, apple, chickoo, butter, ghee, buffaloes milk, cottage cheese(paneer), sweets, sugar, old jaggery, honey, juices, ice cream, coriander leaves, earthen pots should be avoided.
In the rainy season the watery and humid conditions lead to an increase in the coolness of the body. This causes slow accumulation of “Pitha” doshas. In “Sharad Ritu” excessive heat is created because of sun beams. This vitiliates “Pittha” dosha which in turn might lead to a battery of “Pittaj” diseases mentioned earlier. To avoid this panchakarma therapy like virechan and rakta moksan should be done. In virechan therapy liberal medicines are given to remove excessive “Pittha” Doshas via stools. “Rakta mokshan” is that therapy in which blood letting is done via veins with the help of needle or with the help of leech.
Also food intake should be limited and if required taken in small quantities. Curd, Oil, faulty foods, excessive heats, strong alcohol, sleeping in day time should be avoided.
Thus in Ayurveda, sensible eating and strong digestion are the keys to good health. This can be achieved by selecting proper life style and diet according to specific seasons. This also promotes the noble qualities in a person faulty digestive systems and hypo functioning of the digestive enzymes. HCL are responsible genesis of various diseases. This can be referred to as “MANDAGNI” seen mostly in “Sharad Ritu” which can be avoided largely.
Dr. H. Sengupta