Vasant Ritucharya

Vasant Ritucharya

  • Vasant Ritu lasts from Mid-March to Mid-May. It includes the months of Chaitra and Vaishakh. It represents “The King of all seasons”.
  • In this season, the earth looks lovely & charming when new Leaves and Flowers bloom on the trees. The air can carry pollens which leads different allergies like sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and congestion.
  • The Climate is warmer which Liquify the Kapha Dosha in our body. It can reduce the fire (Agni) in your digestive system and cause disorders.
  • During this, body state is as below -
  1. Body Strength- Low.
  2. Digestive Fire- Weak.
  3. Dosha- Aggravates Kapha Dosha.
  4. Skin- Becomes Dry & Dull.

What to Eat? 

  • Bitter, Pungent, Astringent, Dry & Light Food.
  • Cereals like Rice, Wheat, Gram Flour, Old Barley.
  • Use Ginger, Garlic, Onion, Cumin, Turmeric, Coriander in meals.
  • Buttermilk with Jeera powder.
  • Use Honey.
  • Use different Asavas/Arishtas (Ayurvedic Preparations).

What to Avoid in Food?

  • Newly Harvested Grains.
  • Milk & Milk Products.
  • Cold drinks, Cold water & Ice-creams.
  • Heavy, Oily, Sour, Sweet, Cold & Refrigerated food.
  • Repeated eating or Overeating.

What to do?      

  • Early to Bed early to Rise.
  • Daily Massage (Abhyanga) with Medicated oil (Sarth Abhyang oil), which improves circulation, muscle strength, reduces aches and pains, relaxes the body & mind.
  • Exercises like Yoga, Suryanamaskar, Brisk walking, or Running keep you warm and fit.
  • Udvartana – Apply Body scrub which is a combination of several herbs like Keshar, Agaru, Haridra or Sarth Ubtan (Body scrub).
  • Vaman is the best Panchakarma for Detoxification of kapha dosha.
  • Nasya, Anjan, Kawal & Udwartanam are beneficial in this Ritu.

What to Avoid?

  • Late night sleep and Day sleep or Excess sleep

           (Day sleep is allowed only on empty stomach).

  • Awakening at night.


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