Ayurvedic regime for Rainy season to protect health .

Monsoon regime (Varsha ritu charya)

🌷With every season there is change in environment and it effects us also so to be in sync with nature and to maintain balance of dosha in body , it is important to make changes in food habits and lifestyle according to the season.

🌷For each season ayurveda suggests some diet and routine to prevent seasonal diseases and to maintain health .

🌷Generally people think it is normal to fall sick with change of season, fever, cough, cold and allergies are normal but it is not, by following simple rules they can be prevented easily.

🌷During monsoon sky is cloudy, sun is mild, due to rain environment is wet,cold, humid, water is muddy and water bodies gets polluted .
Monson season in India comprise of two months(shravan and bhadrapad) mid July to mid September.

🌱How rainy season effects body??? 🌧️

🌷In varsha ritu body strength and digestive capacity are low😷.
In this season vata dosha gets aggravated and pitta accumulates.
Food, water are dominant in sour taste.
🌷Chances of Abdominal colic pain😩, cramps, diarrhea😵, cough and cold are high in this season.

🤔What are the Do’s and Don’ts for this season??

🌱Diet to follow 👇

👉As digestive strength or agni is low one should eat light, warm and fresh food only. ✅
👉In India shravan fasting or chaturmas fasting is prevalent since long which helps in preventing Indigestion due to weak agni.
👉Have some ginger +rock salt +lemon before food helps in increasing appetite. ☑️
👉Moong daal soup is beneficial. ✅
👉As water gets polluted drink only boiled water.✅
👉 Have sweet, sour, salty and little oily food. Avoid bitter, Pungent and astringent taste foods.
👉Eat Old grains. Wheat, rice, barley, jowar, lentils, sattu, moong daal and roasted grains should be consumed. ✅
👉Have seasonal vegetables and fruits only. Mango consumption should be avoided or limited. 🥭
👉Avoid leafy green and raw vegetables. ❎
👉Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd, ridge gourd , pumpkin, Pointed gourd, potatoes, ginger and garlic are favourable vegetables. ✅
👉Spices like black pepper, cumin, cardamom, Clove, cinnamon, dry ginger etc should be used in food✅
👉Avoid excessive water or other liquids. ❌
👉Avoid heavy to digest food like meat, urad dal, cheese etc. 🍗❌
👉Avoid cold and stale Food. Avoid ice-creams. 🍧🍦❌

👉Dry roasted chana, peanut and murmura should be taken.

👉Honey with water is must during these times. 🍯
👉Have harad powder(2-3gm) with rock salt .
👉Ayurvedic asav, arisht and digestive powder should be taken after doctor consultation.

🌱Lifestyle to follow

👉 Avoid sleeping in daytime as it slow down digestion which is already working at less strength.
👉Avoid exertion and heavy exercise. 🤸‍♂️

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👉Do oil massage, oil pulling, nasya and karn puran regularly . ✅
👉Do not get exposed to sun for long duration. 🌤️
👉Stay in warm, clean and dry place. ✅
👉Avoid walking bare foot on grass and in dirty water . ❌
👉Keep feet dry. 👣
👉Do not get wet in rain, keep body dry and warm.
👉Use herbal powder for😍 bath(besan, haldi, neem, lodhra, chandan, Manjishtha etc)
👉Use fumigation on your clothes and in homes (burn neem, turmeric, black pepper, loban, guggal, ghee on cow dung cake)
👉Stay away from river, water falls and other water bodies . 🏞️
👉 Best time for Basti therapy of Ayurveda to pacify vata dosha.

🤗Can we have pakodas😋 in rainy season??,
👉To balance increased dryness due to aggravated vayu, body wants fried food so yes you can have fried snacks but in moderation and if your digestion is too weak then you should eat shallow fried things.😀

🌱By following above things you can protect yourself from infections😎 and other seasonal problems. Prevention is always better than cure. 😊

Prepare and use kadha (Decoction) in correct way.

Kashayam or kadha ( Decoction)

👉Kwath, kashayam or kadha is a ayurvedic form of medicine.☘️

👉In ayurveda there are many ways by which herbs are given orally🌿 .

👉Like herb juice, paste, powder, tablets, ghrit, oil, fermentated syrup etc.🌼

👉Kashayam is one such way in which one or combination of many herbs according to requirement boiled with water.🔥

👉It can be easily made at home.😃

👉By boiling in water, water soluble active principle of herb which is responsible for its effectiveness comes in water which is easily absorbed by intestine. 👌

👉 No doubt kwath is bitter in taste but it is most effective way of herb administration that is why it is essential part of ayurvedic treatment. 🌷

👉 Kwath is fast acting compared to tablets or powder. 👍

👉Other than oral intake, kwath is also used in washing eyes(Triphala kwath) , wounds and in many ayurvedic therapies.

❓How to make kwath at home ?

🌷Take fresh or shade dried herb, crushed them to form coarse powder boil 1 part of herb with 8 parts of water till it reduces to 1/4th.
Example – 10gms of herbs + 80 ml of water – boil🔥- reduce to 20 ml.

🌷To make it more concentrated it can be reduced to 1 /8 th part.

🌷Soak dry herbs coarse powder er in water overnight or at least 2-3 hours.
🌷 Use wide mouth vessel.

🌷Do not cover the vessel while making kwath. ❌

🌷Boil on mild flame. ☑️
🌷Do not reheat it. ❌
🌷Do not reuse herbs. ❌
🌷Use it with 5-6 hours of preparation. ☑️
🌷 Honey, jaggery, sugar or mishri can also added before drinking .

❓How to take kwath?? 🤔

🌻Take it empty stomach for maximum benefits but if someone can’t tolerate it then it can also be taken after food.
🌻Drink warm kwath. 🍵
🌻Dose – 20-40 ml in one dose.

How to take market available kwath❓? 🤔

🌺Many ayurvedic pharmaceutical companies make kwath which are concentrated so use them by mixing in equal amount of warm water.

🌺Many pharmacies also make kwath tablets which is easy to take for those who cannot take liquid.

Always consult Vaidhya before using any kwath.

What is junk food and why we should junk them!!

🤔What is junk food?

Junk food or fast food are those which are🥯🥞🌭🍕🍟

👉Useless for body.❌

👉Hardly have any nutritional value. 🍀
👉High in calories 🌿
👉Loaded with fat, sugar and chemicals. 🙄
👉Causes diseases.😥

🤔Why everyone like to eat junk food?
👉 They are convenient and easily available – in today’s fast life no one wants and has time to cook food.🤨

👉Junk food are heavily advertised, constantly shown on tv ad with attractive offers and pictures.🤑

👉They are seen as part of progressive and modern society.🤐

👉They have too attractive presentation and are tasty to eat. 🤤

👉They are available everywhere easily. 🌾

👉They are addictive in nature and more you eat these food, more you want to eat them.🙄

👉We eat them even after knowing there harmful effects comes under pragyapradh(not using intellect) which is cause of diseases.

🤔Why government allows these unhealthy food?

👉For the sake of economy. 🤑

🤔Why they are unhealthy?

👉They contain trans fat, preservatives, artificial flavors, flavour enhancing agents, artificial colours, excessive sugar and excessive salt. 🌷

👉In preparation of junk food many ingredients, many methods are used, hygiene is not maintained many times. 🍀

👉They are harmful for GI tract, nervous system and are cancer causing.🍀

👉They can cause skin problems, respiratory disorders, sleeping errors, hyperactivity, hypertension,obesity, heart diseases, diabetes etc. 🍀

🤔What are the examples of junk food?

👉Chips, French fries, burgers, pizza,pasta, cake, pastries, cold drinks, milk shakes etc.

👉Pani Puri, samosa, kachori, bhujia, chole bhatoore, kulche, medu vada, pakkore, parathe etc

👉Things mentioned under viruddh ahara.

👉Even eating healthy food in excess convert into junk food for body .

🤔How to avoid them?

✅Try to avoid them completely or eat them once in a while.
✅If you can’t stop them completely then slowly reduce the amount and frequency of intake .
✅Prepare them at home using healthy ingredients.
✅Eat mindfully, eat any food only after thinking it’s effect on your body and mind.
✅ Cook different healthy food at home which prevents craving for outside food due to same food at home .

✅Include nitya sevaniya ahara in diet.

👉 Take responsibility for your health.

🧒👧Protect your child from junk👹.

👉Children are target of junk food industries. 🍀
👉Educate your child about bad effects of junk food. 🍀

👉 Junk food may be convenient for parents but imagine children who is in growing age need nutrients for growth but we junk their body with useless food 🍀

👉Every parent wants to give best of everything to their child so why to give them useless and harmful food, give them only best food. 🍀

Must avoid viruddh ahara ( wrong combination food) for good health!!

Combination of two healthy things may not be healthy.

🌺Viruddh ahara( Incompatible food) 🌺

🌷Food or eating practices which are not good for health and causes diseases are virrudh ahara. 🌺

🌷Sometimes even after eating what you think healthy food you suffer from bloating , indigestion , gastritis and other health issues then wrong food combination and practices might be the cause of this .🌺

🌷Everyone should be aware of these wrong food combinations as sometimes what seems healthy to us might not be good for health.🌺

🌷According to ayurveda every food has its rasa(taste),virya( heating or cooling effect in body), vipaka( effect after digestion) so when we combine 2 or more things these properties should be kept in mind like if you eat combination of two things which are hot in nature then they can increase pitta dosha in body which leads to burning sensation, gastritis, diarrhea etc.🌺

🌷Here are few combinations Ayurveda suggest to avoid-

👉Honey and ghee in equal quantity. 🌻

👉Heating of curd or buttermilk (most of the today’s quick snacks we use curd in cooking) 🌻

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👉Heating honey( wrong processing) should be avoided add honey after cooling down drink or food you want to add it in.🌻

👉Avoid curd in night, buttermilk can be taken ( wrong time combination)🌻

👉Excess sweet in night( both night and sweet increase kapha )🌻

👉 Pork , Buffalo meat ,fish and sea food with black gram,honey,milk,radish, sesame seed and sprouts. 🌻

👉Having cold drinks with food. 🌻

👉Having tea, coffee, ice-cream, milk and sweets after food. 🌿

👉Having extremely cold and hot food together ( fried icecream). 🌿

👉Cold drink with ice cream. ☘️

👉 Cold water after ghee or things prepared with ghee.

👉Over cooking and under cooking of food . ☘️

👉Salt or sour things with tea, coffee or milk. 🌳

👉Excessive consumption of one ras or taste like eating only or in excess sweet, spicy, salty, sour, pungent and astringent taste. 🌳

👉Eating thing which do not grow in your desha or region for example using olive or canola oils in India. 🏵️

👉 Using non seasonal fruits and vegetables. 🏵️

👉Not eating not as per age and health conditions. 🌸

👉Meat of dove cooked in mustard oil with honey and milk. 🌸

👉 Avoid milk immediately after radish ,garlic,tulsi etc. 🍀

👉 Avoid Milk with sour fruits ( ayurveda suggest to eat fruits alone ,no milkshakes, fruit custard, fruits with curd etc )🍀

👉Horse gram with milk.🍀

👉Avoid milk with green vegetables. 🍀

👉Do not eat spinach with sesame seed. 🌺

👉 Avoid ghee kept in bronze vessel for few days. 🌺

👉Pippali with fish. 🌴

👉Sprouts with lotus stalk. 🌴

👉 Wrong season combination like eating dry and cold food in winter or hot , pungent food in summer. 🌻

👉Wrong food according to one digestive fire ( strength) like eating heavy food in indigestion or eating light food when digestive strength is maximum. 🌻

👉 Wrong food according to place like excess of alcohol in desert place( pitta imbalance) or excess of meat in marshy place( kapha imbalance)🍁

🤔What happen if we eat incompatible food??

👉It can cause sterility, blindness, bloating, swelling, anemia,liver disease,ibs,fever,cold, fistula,skin disease, ascities , foetal disease and even death. 🌷

🤔Who might not effected or less effected?

👉Those with good digestion, who exercise regularly ,young ,strong,who take less quantity of incompatible food might not effected or less effected by them.🌹🏵️

🤔How viruddh ahara effects body or causes diseases ??

👉They cause low digestive fire ( results in accumulation of toxins), aggravation of doshas and hampers conversion of rasa (nutrition) into dhatus(tissues). 🌺🌺

👉Effect of some incompatible food are fast and some have slow poison like effects. 🌺🌺

🤔How to overcome the bad effects of viruddh ahara?

👉 Take Shodhan therapies 🌿
👉Follow Ayurvedic diet rules. 👍
👉Use in dNitya sevaniya aharaiet. 🌾
👉 Regular exercise. 🏃‍♂️

Madhur rasa(Sweet taste) -it Properties and functions 🌼

🌷 Any happy occasion is incomplete without sweet taste as it is most liked taste among all 6 tastes.

🌷This one taste is congenial right from the time of birth to body as mother milk is also sweet in taste.

🌻Properties of sweet taste

👉It increases kapha dosha, pacify pitta and vata dosha.
👉It is dominant in earth and water elements.
👉It is cold, heavy to digest , unctuous, soft and moist.

👉It nourishes all the 7 dhatus( tissues) of body and also ojas.

👉 It is satvic in nature.

🤔How sweet taste effects physical health??

✅It gives instant energy and increases strength of body.

✅ It promotes growth and give long life.

✅It nourishes and increases strength of all the 5 sense organs.

✅ It nourishes all 7 dhatus of body.

✅It is good for Children as it helps in growth and it is nourishing, children also naturally like to eat sweet things but always give them natural sweet taste thing not heavy and clogging sweets like chocolate and cakes.

✅Sweet taste is good for aged people as in them tissues are depleting causing weight loss, weakness of sense organs, vata increasing and loss of strength, so including sweet taste in their diet is must.

✅It quench thirst and give relief in dry mouth.

✅Sweet taste helps in healing fracture and wound.

✅It helps in maintaining healthy pregnancy and during lactation.

✅It relieves burning sensation.

✅It improves skin complexion.

✅It is good for hair.

✅It is good for voice.

✅It has anti toxic effects, it protects from various toxins.

✅It is good for those who wants to gain weight.

🤔How sweet taste effects mentally and emotionally??

✅It give sense of happiness, satisfaction, contentment, comfort and pleasure.
✅It is soothing to mind

✅It invokes positive emotions like love, share, compassion and happiness when consumed in moderation

✅If it is consumed in excess it causes greed, attachment, possessiveness

🤔When to eat sweet taste food?

👉Ayurveda instructs anything which tastes sweet should be eaten in first part of meal as they are dominated by earth and water🌊 elements which are heavy by nature and due to it they are heavy to digest.
👉 At starting of meal digestive strength is maximum and vata is high,so having sweet tasting food( sugar, rice, wheat, etc) first, helps in pacifying vata and easy digestion of sweet taste.

🤔What are the sweet taste things?

✅Old Wheat, rice, green gram, Black gram, red lentils and Barley.

✅Sugarcane and its products like sugar, Jaggery,mishri.

Honey

✅Milk and milk products like ghee, paneer, curd etc.

Banana,Mango, pomegranate, melons and other sweet fruits
✅Potatoes, sweet potatoes, cucumber, carrots, corn etc
✅Raisin, fig, dates, prunes, cashew nut, almonds.

✅Saffron, bayleaf, cardamom cinnamon, fennel and mulethi.

✅Meat of desert animals

✅swarn bhasm

🤔What are most safe sweet taste things ?
✅Old rice, barley, green gram, honey, wheat and meat of desert animals as they do not increases kapha dosha.

🤔What are the effects of its over consumption?

👉Excessive of sweet taste causes
Increase in kapha dosha and result in kapha disorders.

👉Low digestive fire, nausea, lack of interest in food, heaviness and lethargy.
👉Obesity, asthma, diabetes,fatty liver, worms infestation, respiratory disorders and eys diseases.

👉Excessive saliva secretion.

👉Excessive urine.

🤔 What to do to overcome from bad effects of sweet taste over use?
👉Have bitter and pungent taste food.

Madhur rasa(Sweet taste) – Properties and functions 

 Any happy occasion is incomplete without sweets  as it is most liked taste among all 6 tastes.

This one taste is congenial right from the time of birth to body as mother milk is also  sweet in taste.

Properties of sweet taste

It increases kapha dosha, pacify pitta and vata dosha.
It is dominant in earth and water elements.
It is cold, heavy to digest , unctuous, soft and  moist.

It nourishes all the 7 dhatus( tissues) of body and also ojas.

 It is satvic in nature.

樂How sweet taste effects physical health??

✅It gives instant energy and increases strength of body.

✅ It  promotes growth and give long life.

✅It nourishes and increases strength of all the 5 sense organs.

✅ It nourishes all 7 dhatus of body.

✅It is good for children as  it helps in growth and it is nourishing, children also naturally like to eat sweet things but always give them natural sweet taste thing not heavy and clogging sweets like chocolate and cakes.

✅Sweet taste is good for aged people as in them tissues are depleting causing weight loss, weakness of sense organs, vata increasing and loss of strength, so including sweet taste in their diet is must.

✅It quench thirst and give relief in dry mouth.

✅Sweet taste helps in healing fracture and wound.

✅It helps in maintaining healthy pregnancy and during lactation.

✅It relieves burning sensation.

✅It improves skin complexion.

✅It is good for hair.

✅It is good for voice.

✅It has anti toxic effects, it protects from various toxins.

✅It is good for those who wants to gain weight.

樂How sweet taste effects mentally and emotionally??

✅It give sense of happiness, satisfaction, contentment, comfort and pleasure.
✅It is soothing to mind

✅It invokes positive emotions like love, share, compassion and  happiness when consumed in moderation

✅If it is consumed in excess  it causes greed, attachment, possessiveness

樂When to eat sweet taste food?

Ayurveda instructs anything which tastes sweet should be eaten in  first part of meal  as they are dominated by earth and water elements which are heavy by nature and due to it they are heavy to digest.
 At starting of meal  digestive strength is maximum and  vata is high,so having sweet tasting food( sugar, rice, wheat, etc)  first, helps in pacifying vata and easy digestion of sweet taste.

樂What are the sweet taste things?

✅Old Wheat, rice, green gram, black gram, red lentils and barley.

✅Sugarcane and its products like sugar, jaggery,mishri.

✅Honey

✅Milk and milk products like ghee, paneer, curd etc.

✅Banana, mango, pomegranate, melons and other sweet fruits
✅Potatoes, sweet potatoes, cucumber, carrots, corn etc
✅Raisin, fig, dates, prunes, cashew nut, almonds.

✅Saffron, bayleaf, cardamom cinnamon, fennel and mulethi.

✅Meat of desert animals

✅swarn bhasm

樂What are most safe sweet taste things ?
✅Old rice, barley, green gram, honey, wheat and meat of desert animals as they do not increases kapha dosha.

樂What are the effects of its over consumption?

Excessive  of sweet taste causes
Increase in kapha dosha and result in kapha disorders.

Low digestive fire, nausea, lack of interest in food, heaviness and  lethargy.
Obesity, asthma, diabetes,fatty liver, worms infestation, respiratory disorders  and eys diseases.

Excessive saliva secretion.

Excessive urine.


樂 What to do to overcome from bad effects of sweet taste over use?
Have bitter and pungent taste food.

🌷🌷Rajahsvla paricharya ( diet and lifestyle during menstruation)🌷🌷

🌺Menstruation is normal physiological process which happens every month in healthy women from menarch(onset of menstruation, age 12 years ) to Menopause(cessation of menstrual cycle, age 50 years).👩

🌺Its a very special time so special care should be taken during these days.🌻

🌺In old days when girl menstrate for first time her mother or grandmother used to tell her things which she should avoid during menstruation but now a days all these practices are seen as orthodox, discriminating and unscientific by our modern society.

🌺Although our traditional practices were good for women but people don’t know there importance and reason so they just force women to follow them.

🌺So either woman follow them unwilling or they just defy all the rules.

🌺So correct knowledge of menstrual practices is must for every girl, woman, family and society.

🤔What is menstruation or rajahstrav?
👉Menstruation is known as rajahstrav in Ayurveda there are 2 meanings of rajah one is blood and other is rajsik guna. 🌷

👉Menstruation is a natural monthly cleansing or detox process of women where blood, uterus lining and vaginal secretions flow out of vagina in absence of conception . 🌷
👉In this process excessive rajsik energy also removed from women therefore it is not only physical but mental cleansing process for women, for the same reason she is not allowed in satvic rituals or ceremonies during rajahstrav . 🌷

🤔Which dosha is involved in menstruation?
👉All threee dosha play a role in whole menstruation cycle at different stages. Menstrual flow(rajahstrav) is dominated by vata, follicular phase(ritu Kala) dominated by kapha and secretery (ritu vyateet Kala) phase by pitta. 🌷

🤔Why to follow menstrual rules?

👉Dosha easily get imbalanced and that effects women overall health and reproductive health. 🌷

👉It effects health of her progeny they may have low strength, stamina and immunity . 🌷
👉Chances of abnormalities in foetus is high. 🌷
👉Risk of infertility and miscarriage increases. 🌷
👉Risk of hormonal imbalance and related health issues like pcod, diabetes, obesity, malignancy etc increases. 🌷

🤔Is pain, cramps, improper flow, is normal during menstruation?
No.

🤔What normal menstruation is like ?
👉Normal menstruation is which comes every month in 28 or 30 days without pain and cramps,flow for 3-5 days in quantity of 4 ounce, colour of blood is like jeguirity, lotus flower or rabbit blood and is not contaminated by dosha
👉Normal menstrual blood do not stain the cloth.
👉 It balance dosha in body.

🤔What are menstrual abnormalities?
👉Pain, cramps, low backache during menstruation
👉Scanty or heavy flow
👉Flow for less or more day
👉Anxiety, stress, mood swings, headache, anger, constipation, nausea, vomiting etc before or during menstruation.

✅As soon as you notice any abnormalities during menstruation must consult Ayurvedic doctor to control dosha imbalance at earliest.

🤔What are Do’s and don’ts during menstruation as per Ayurveda

👉All the rules suggested in Ayurveda are to balance dosha (physical and mental dosha) and digestive fire.

Lifestyle related rules

✅Rest is the most important during menstruation it is the time for physical and mental rest, now a days girls are being taught that there is no need to stop for periods just use good quality sanitary napkins and do whatever you want to do like excercise, playing games, long travel etc but all these activities increase vata and cause issues like pain, cramps, headache, anxiety, mood swings, joint pain etc . So families and companies where women works should give break to women for 3 days from her work.

❌Avoid excessive talk, loud talk and laughing loudly.
❌Avoid sleeping in daytime.
❌Avoid exposure to strong wind and light.
❌Avoid detox therapies.
❌Avoid late nights.
❌Avoid Suppression of natural urges.
❌Avoid sexual activity and follow celebacy.
❌Avoid bathing, massage, using anointments,cutting nail,nasya and use of collyrium.
❌Avoid weeping, crying.
❌Avoid excessive television and mobile use
✅Do meditation, pranayam
✅Sleep on darbh and kusha mat.

✅At 4 the day take bath from head.

🌼Diet related rules

✅Have light, fresh and warm food

✅Eat less as digestive fire is low during this time.
✅Include ghee in diet as it helps in balancing vayu and helps in smooth flow.
✅Have Rice , barley, moong daal and milk in this time.
✅Barley porridge, green moong dal soup is very good

✅Drink warm water
✅Eat on fix time and when previous meal is digested.
Avoid use of spices and use rock salt in less amount.

❌Avoid junk food, pickles, raw mango, tamarind, spicy, sour, salty fried, meat, extremely cold food and cheese.

Ayurvedic postnatal care(sutika paricharya)

🌷Ancient Ayurvedic acharyas are well aware of the importance of care of new mother as after delivery she becomes very weak, sensitivity ,tired and susceptible to infections . 🤰

🌷Ayurveda provide detailed guidance about diet and activities that should be followed by new mother, postpartum care is called sutika paricharya in ayurveda. ☺️

🌷 Intial 45 days are sutika Kala.

🌷Aim of postpartum care is to normalise 🌀vata Dosha, balanced digestive fire🔥, provide good quality and quantity of breast milk and prevent complications.👍❤️

🌷Postpartum phase can be divided into three parts

👉 Initial one week after delivery

👉First 45 days

👉 Until reappearance of menstrual cycle

🌷During this time uterus start to moving back to its normal size and position, muscle, tendons and ligaments start to regain there strength. 😊

🌷Vata Dosha increased immensely after delivery , digestive strength is low and immunity is also less so mother require special care.

🌷 lactation begin and mother is also going through many emotion during this time.🤗

🌷 New mother should take proper rest in clean, quiet,warm and cosy room. This new phase of life is exciting as well as tiring she should adjust her sleep with baby’s sleeping time .👶

🌷 Breastfeeding👍 is good for both mother and baby it not only gives enough nutrition and immunity but also helps mother to bond with baby and it also helps her in losing pregnancy weight easily.To improve quality and quantity of breast milk she should have simple, nutritional diet and herbs like Shatavari, Mulethi, fennel, Karela etc which improve milk quality and quantity. 🌻

🌷 New mother should only have warm, freshly cooked🍲 and light food.She should avoid heavy, spicy ,cold,raw and dry food.She should eat 5 times in a day.✅

🌷 First day after delivery liquid diet like Moong dal with jeera ghee ,small quantity of rice cooked with more water when cooked properly add salt ,turmeric , black pepper and little ghee it should be liquid in consistence. Slowly other food should be add as she gaining digestive strength.☑️

🌷Porridge of wheat,rice cooked with water or milk to be taken it can be made sweet or salty.✅

🌷Slowly vegetables should be included mostly easy to digest vegetables like lauki,turai etc✅

🌷 Warm milk should be taken 2-3 times. Water also taken in adequate quantity.

🌷 Fenugreek, Turmeric, Ginger powder, fennel, cumin, mulethi,Ajwain,coriander should be included in diet.☘️🌿

🌷Water boiled with cumin, fennel, Ajwain can be taken.🌼

🌷Ladoo with edible gondh,ginger powder, shatavari, Ashwagandha, cardamom,Pippali should be taken.

🌷 Massage– soon after normal delivery massage should be given to new mother with vata pacifying oils like balashwagandhadi oil,ksheerbala oil,dhanvantar oil, mahanarayana oil or with sesame oil as it gives strength to ligament, muscle, tendon, joints , relieves pain and dryness due to vata.After oil massage hot water bath should be taken. In case of C section avoid massage on abdomen for 20 days. 🏵️

🌷Panchkol ghrit- ghee mixed with digestive herbs given to strength digestive fire and whole body should be consumed .

🌷 She should avoid excessive physical exertion , heavy exercise for 2-3 months. Light walk is fine.

🌷 Lumber belt should be wrapped around for 4-5 hours it strengthen back , support uterus and ligaments.👍

🌷 Ear should be covered with light scarf.✅

🌷 She should avoid direct exposure to wind.✅

🌷 Special care of sense organs should be taken.Avoid lound sounds, overexertion of eyes, strong smell and going to crowded places.✅

🌷 In case of cracked,dry nipples shatdhaut ghrit can be applied.

🌷 Saubhagyashunthi Pak, dashmoolarishtam,jeerakarishtam, shatavari gulma etc are ayurvedic medicines for new mother which can be taken under Ayurvedic doctor guidance.

Amazing uses of Cumin seeds!

Jeera or Cumin seed.

👉Jeera got its name form Sanskrit word Jeerna which means one who digest.

👉It is commonly used in regular Indian cooking due its taste aroma but you will be surprised to know its health benefits.

👉It is pungent (katu) in taste.
Dry, light and hot in nature.

👉 It balance vata and kapha, if taken in excess it increases pitta in body.

👉It is good source of iron , enzymes, vitamin B6,Vitamin E,niacin and riboflavin.

👉Black jeera is more beneficial.

🌺Benefits of jeera

✅It stimulate taste buds, promote saliva secretions, bile secretion and other enzymes.

✅It improve digestive strength ,treat digestive issues , help in relieving bloating,diarrhea and it also has anti spasmodic action.

✅ Improve intelligence and good for brain.
✅ Cleanses uterus and improve lactation so it should be must use after delivery.

✅Improves immunity.

✅Good for eyes.

✅ Reduce body fat help in weight loss- have its decoction or 1tablespoon of roasted jeera with honey twice daily.

✅Regulate Sleep cycle.

✅ Useful in cough and cold act as expectorant.

✅Researches says it help fight cancer and reduce tumor size.

✅ Good for skin improve skin tone and texture also due to its antifungal property prevent skin infections.

✅ Increase sperm count in male.

✅ Improve kidney function.

How to use Jeera?

Use it in regular diet in healthy condition and it any disease condition it can be taken in powder form or its decoction can be taken.

✅4 part roasted jeera + 2 part dry ginger + 1 part rock salt powdered this mix – take 1/2 spoon of this before meal – reduces bloating , flatus,colic pain and burping.

✅20 gm roasted jeera add in 200 ml hot water cool it down, filter and drink – useful in gastric problem safe to use in children
✅Menstrual pain – 50 gm roasted jeera + 20 gm jaggery make 5gm ball of this mix and take 2-3 days before starting of periods continue 2-3 days after periods
✅Cough – 2gm jeera + 2gm mishri kept in mouth for 3-4 minutes then slowly swallowed can repeat 4-5 times a day it help in expectorant cough.

✅Diarrhea – have roasted jeera with curd.

✅Jeera water – 1 tablespoon roasted jeera + 2 cups of water – boil to reduce half then filter it.This water can be drink to get all the above mentioned benefits of Cumin .

Use Ayurvedic Anjan or collyrium to protect eyes.

👉 Applying Anjan or medicated kajal is part of Ayurvedic Daily routine. 👍

👉It should be apply daily after cleaning teeth. ✅

👉Applying kajal is not just for beautification but it is a practice to protect eyes and maintain their functions.

Read what other things can be done to protect eyes ayurvedic-tips-for-eye-care

👉Ayurvedic kajal is not just black ash it’s a combination of herb, decoction,oils etc. ❤️

👉Among 5 sense organs (5 indriyas) eyes are considered as most important in Ayurveda as with them we connect, learn and observe things around us. 😍

👉 With the overuse of computers, mobile, traveling, dust etc eyes are the most affected sense organs so to protect them, using anjan is much more important in these times. 🙏

👉In India it was tradition to use anjan from new born to old age by all genders but now without👶👨👴 understanding its importance and use, people just label it as women thing for beautification. 😳

👉Due to lack of knowledge people stop this practice specially males. 🙄

👉There are 2 types of anjan one is souvir anjan which is mild and should be use on daily basis, other is rasanjan which should be used in once in a week or once in 15 days.

👉Eyes are place of agni or pitta, to balance that soothing anjan are used.


👉Sometimes dosha specially kapha accumulate their then teekshan or strong anjan are used.

👉Anjan application is important part of Ayurvedic ophthalmology many eye disorders can be cured using it. 🤩

👉 In place of normal kajal use Ayurvedic anjan which is along with making eyes beautiful 🥰and attractive has soothing, strengthening, cleaning and protective effect on eyes . 🌺

👉 If you do not want to use black anjan then to know what other things you can apply contact with Vaidhya near you. 👍

👉 Avoid using smudge proof kajal.

Note- Avoid use of anjan in conditions of fear, anger, severe headache, crying and after use of alcohol.

Neem -know uses of its different parts.

Beautiful neeam tree and its useful parts

NEEM is a easily available natural anti bacterial, antiviral and anti microbial herb.

Neem is light to digest and also makes body light.

It is Bitter in taste.

It balance kapha and pitta dosha.

It is cold in Potency, useful in excessive body heat, burning sensation,fever, thirst and in bleeding disorders.

  • If you are not feeling hungry, unable to digest food and tongue is coated then eat neem leaves and use its twig to clean teeth.
  • It activate liver and good for liver health.
  • Neem is useful in respiratory infections,allergies, cough, cold and in bronchitis.
  • It is most useful in treatment of skin infections and in wound as it is excellent blood purifier.
  • It relieves worms infestation.
  • Neem use is good in Jaundice.
  • In Diabetes eat its leaves or have its juice but diabetic person who is continuously loosing weight should avoid its consumption .
  • In Leucorrhoea, vaginal infection, itching and in excessive bleeding eat its leaves and wash private parts with its water.
  • It is useful in Eyes infection, burning and redness.
  • In constipation eat neem fruits.
  • Neem is useful in urinary infection.

How to use it ?

1.Eat leaves – 10-15 leaves fresh leaves .

  1. Have it Juice 1 tablespoon and honey can be added in it.
  2. Decoction can be made – boil leaves in water, it is used to wash wound and skin infections.
  3. Leave Paste – apply locally on skin infection, acne and dandruff.
  4. Chutney can be made using neem leaves, coriander leaves, curry leaves, cumin, rock salt, black pepper, jaggery and imli. This chutney is excellent way of using neem in daily food
  5. Neem Flowers -can be eaten and also used in making kajal
  6. Neem Fruit – useful in constipation, bloating, piles, worms and in diabetes.
  7. Neem Oil – for local application and also consumed.
  8. Twig – to clean teeth and Oral cavity.
  9. Dried leaves powder – mix in warm water to bath and burn them on cow dung to give Dhoopan in home .

Who should avoid it??
Excessive weak, thin and person with extremely dry skin should not use it.

Always consult ayurvedic doctor before using neem.

Perimenopause – it’s symptoms and ayurvedic solutions.

🌼Menopause is complete cessation of Menstrual cycle it is confirmed when there is no cycle for 12 months or more in a row.

🌼Perimenopause is time around menopause it starts around 40 years of age or in some it may started as early as 35 years of age this period may last from few months to many years depending on many factors.

🌼 In ayurveda this period is called rajonivriti Kala. It is a period of natural transition from pitta to vata phase of women life.

🌠Symptoms of perimenopause

👉In some women menopause occurs without any problems but in some menstrual cycle only stop after suffering from many health issues for many months or years.🙄

👉Menopausal discomforts occur due to ama (digestive toxins), Dosha imbalance and misuse or overuse of mind, body and senses.

👉knowledge of symptoms of menopause helps you to prepare mentally , to make conscious efforts to have healthy food and routine .😊

👉 Ovaries gradually decrease production of estrogen hormone which is mainly responsible for all the perimenopausal symptoms.🌱

👉Irregular cycle, it may be prolonged , heavy or scanty. Different with your usual cycle pattern.🌺

👉 Fatigue, tiredness, bodyach, headache and irregular appetite.😪

👉 Vata symptoms🌀- dry skin, vagina, scanty bleeding, constipation,IBS,loss of sleep, bone loss, urine incontinence,low concentration,anxiety and mood swings.

👉Pitta symptoms🔥- hot flashes, heavy bleeding, excess sweating,anger, jealousy, irritation,high blood pressure and competitiveness.

👉Kapha symptoms🌊- weight gain, fluid retention, tenderness in breast,swelling, depression, sadness, grief,greed and high cholesterol.

🌠Treatment

✅When sign and symptoms are not severe only with few diet and lifestyle changes you can easily manage this phase but when symptoms are severe proper treatment will be required.

✅Ayurvedic medicines and therapies like shirodhara , Abhyang, basti etc are best way to support health issues.

✅Treatment is followed according to symptoms ,to pacify vata and pitta and to improve general health and immunity.

✅ Herbs like shatavari, Ashwagandha,Brahmi,Ashoka, mulethi,kumari,musta etc are useful. Medicines are prescribed according to individual symptoms.

✅ Family members should also understand her physical and mental condition and support her during this phase.

✅ To prevent stress you should spend time with family and friends. Keep yourself busy in various activities which interest you.

✅Regular excercise, yogasana, pranayam and meditation should be followed to calm nervous system, for hot flashes sheetali pranayama is helpful.

✅Sleep at 10 pm and wake up before 6 am, have meal on same time .

✅Daily Abhyang ( oil massage) before bath and on foot at night.

✅vata pacifying diet,warm freshly prepared food, sweet, sour and salt taste, include cumin, fennel, corridor, turmeric etc Ayurvedic preparation like hingvashtak churn,chywanprash also very helpful.
✅If pitta is dominant avoid hot, spicy , salty, sour food include sweet, bitter and astringent taste like rice,milk, wheat,pears, plumes, pomegranate, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, fennel etc.

❌Avoid heavy food like meat, cheese, ice-cream etc also frozen, heavily processed food.

✅Consult Ayurvedic doctor for advice, accordingly take herbs to support general health , for specific imbalance,to prevent complications and make this transition period smooth for you. 👩

Why to Eat locally sourced food items.

🤔Why should we opt for locally grown fruits and vegetables?

✅Eat locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables as they have short shelf life.

✅Eating food items locally available are more in sync with nature of people living there as they are habitual of eating them from generations.

✅Nature provide things according to demand of that particular region.

✅To transport fruit and vegetables artificial methods are used to increase their shelf life which compromise their nutritional value

✅Also when fruits and vegetables comes by traveling long distance their vata dosha increases and when we consume them they might increase vata dosha in us.

✅When many people want particular food from particular region it promotes harmful practices like use of chemical fertilizers to increase yield which is not good for the health of both humans and environment .

🤔Which all food items can be consumed from distant places??

✅Pulses, grains, nuts and spices which has long shelf life and do not require artificial preservation methods can be consumed from distant places.

✅Things that do not lose their nutritional value by change in place, temperature and humidity can be consumed.

Also read nothing-is-absolutely-bad-or-good-for-health

🤔In which condition distantly grown things can be consumed?

✅Places where due to extreme climatic conditions many things do not grow then people living there can have things transported from other places.

✅There are three types of land according to ayurveda jangal(dry land like marwar region of Rajasthan ) , anup(marshy land like West Bengal ) and sadharan( balanced land like Uttar Pradesh ) and properties of food depends on land where it grows like crops grown in Rajasthan are vata increasing, light and dry in nature on the other hand west Bengal crops are heavy and kapha increasing.

✅So when someone living in anup desh and suffering from kapha disorders then locally grown food can increase his kapha, for him long shelf life things procured from jangal desh is good to balance kapha dosha .

👉So food items which have short shelf life should be procured locally and items which have long shelf life can be procured from far away places as well.

樂Why should we opt for locally grown fruits and vegetables?

✅Eat locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables as they have short shelf life.

✅Eating foods locally available are more in sync with nature of people living there as they are habitual of eating them from generations.

✅Nature provide things according to demand of that particular region.

✅To transport fruit and vegetables artificial methods are used to increase their shelf life which compromise their nutritional value

✅Also when fruits and vegetables comes by traveling long distance their vata dosha increases  and when we consume them they might increase vata dosha in us.

✅When many people want particular food from particular region it promotes   harmful practices like use of chemical fertilizers to increase yield which not good for the health of both humans and environment .


樂What thing can be consumed from distant places??

✅Pulses, grains, nuts and spices which has long shelf life and do not require artificial preservation methods can be consumed from distant places.

✅Things that do not lose their nutritional value by change in place, temperature and humidity can be consumed.

樂In which condition distantly grown things can be consumed?

✅Places where due to extreme climatic conditions many things do not grow then people living there can have things transported from other places.

✅There are three types of land according to ayurveda jangal(dry land like marwar region of Rajasthan ) , anup(marshy land like West Bengal ) and sadharan( balanced land like Uttar Pradesh ) and  properties of food depends on land where it grows like crops grown in Rajasthan are vata increasing, light and dry in nature on the other hand west Bengal crops are heavy and kapha increasing.

✅So when someone living in anup desh and suffering from kapha disorders then locally grown food can increase his kapha, for him  long shelf life things procured from jangal desh is good to balance kapha dosha .

So food items which have short shelf life should be procured locally and items which have long shelf life can be procured from far away places as well.

Health benefits of kalonji

🌻 Nigella Seeds or Kalonji is used in many Ayurvedic medicines and now a days many researches are conducting to evaluate it effect in😃 cancer, diabetes , blood pressure etc.

It’s useful parts are seeds and seed oil.👌

Know about this amazing herb and include it in diet .

🌱 Nigella seeds or Kalonji benefits

👉It improves digestion, act as Appetizer and relieves bloating. 😊


👉It is used in diarrhoea, dysentery and IBS. 👌


👉 It relieve bad breath and body odour . 🌱


👉It act act as brain tonic and improve intelligence.

👉It improve eyesight🌻.
👉It cure headache, toothache and joint pain as it is natural painkiller . 🌵
👉 Kalonji Balance cholesterol levels and prevent blockage.
👉It is Good for liver and kidney, protect them from toxins . 😇
👉It helps in Lower blood pressure.


👉It is Useful in paralysis and other neurological disorders.


👉It is used in Asthma.


👉Use of kalonji is good in diabetes.


👉It promote hair growth 👩( seed powder+ methi powder+onion juice- paste apply on scalp) it’s oil also good for hair. It’s internal use is also good for hair growth.


👉It is very effective in Pcod, amenorrhea and painful mensus. 👩‍🦱


👉It act as Belly fat burner- 1 teaspoon powder + 1teaspoon honey after food for 2-3 months. 😎


👉It’s kadha is given after delivery from second day to 10 days to protect mother from infection, strengthen her internal systems and to promote lactation . 💪


👉 It fights with cancer and side effects of chemotherapy. 👍

Also read about dry-ginger-is-a-natural-pain-killer/

Nigella seeds or Kalonji Side Effects

☘️It should be avoid by pitta body type, person who cannot tolerate hotness, person with acidity, burning sensation, heavy period, avoid it during pregnancy.

How to use it ?

☘️You can add in sabji, chapati ,daal, aachar or its powder can be consumed with honey or it’s oil can be used .

Dose

Seed 1-2 gm
Oil- 3-5 ml

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