Summer Food

Ayurveda works on the principle of tri-doshas which state that there are three doshas residing in our body: Vata, pitta, and Kapha. These tri-doshas should be in equilibrium. One will develop a disease if these doshas lose their balance or equilibrium.

Summers in India can get pretty hot, so there is an increase in pitta dosha in hot summers, which can cause indigestion, nausea, skin disorders, hyperacidity or acid reflux.

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Amla- The Exceptional Berry


Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica or Indian Gooseberry) is native to India and grows in tropical and subtropical conditions. Thus, it has been extensively used in many parts of India as traditional medicine or for its nutrients. Regionally, amla is known by various names as Amalaki, Dhatri, or Amrutphala. In Ayurveda, amla has been described as peculiar green plum-like fruit that has all six tastes (except saltiness). It has been referred for a host of health benefits that involve improving digestive health to relieving cough in respiratory diseases. 

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What Is Smokers Cough?

What is a smokers cough?

People who smoke regular develops a cough. This cough is caused by the body clearing out the chemicals that entered the airways and lungs through tobacco use.

If the cough is persistent, lasting for more than 3 weeks, it is known as a smoker’s cough. While the cough may begin as a dry cough, it can eventually produce phlegm. Other symptoms include a sore throat and chest pain.

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Brahmi- A Brainy Herb

The herb is known by different names. It is known as Brahmi in Hindi, Water Hyssop in English and its botanical name is Bacopa monnieri. It finds mention in a number of ancient Ayurvedic texts like Atharva Veda, Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita.

Brahmi is quite a prominent Ayurvedic herb, mostly famous for its ability to work as a tonic for the brain. Ayurveda classifies the herb as a Medha Rasayana which means herb that provides longevity and improves memory and intelligence.
Brahmi is a perennial creeping herb with soft and non-aromatic and can grow up to 6 inches in height. The herb is sometimes also called a water aquarium plant since it can grow in water.

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Panchamrit is an essential requirement for any pooja according to the Hindu religion. It is the divine offering to the deities and used during Abhisheka. The word is a combination of two words, Pancha (five) and Amrut (divine nectar). According to Mahabharta, Panchamrit was one of the ingredients that appeared during the Samudra Mathan also known as Ksheera Saagar mathan (churning the ocean of milk).

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Varsha Ritucharya: – Monsoon Regimen


In Ayurvedic scriptures, seasons (ritus) are very well explained along with dietary measures and lifestyle changes in the respective seasons. But a sudden change in the season leads to many abnormal functions inside the body, which is also explained in various Ayurvedic texts. Therefore, adaptation to the changes for the upcoming season must be started 15 days prior. (Refer Ritu Sandhi)

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Ritu Sandhi: Seasonal Transition

Ayurveda is not merely medical science, but it is the science of life. The aim of Ayurveda is to prevent disease and to maintain health. Acharya Charaka has explained that the strength and lustre of human beings who knows the suitable diet and regimen for every season and practices accordingly are enhanced. But habituated things if to be given up then it is to be done slowly and gradually otherwise it may lead to Asatmyaja roga (allergic disease).


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