Ayurveda originated in India thousands of years ago, and this holistic health system is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Ayurveda monsoon treatments offer many natural remedies to boost immunity during the monsoon season. Monsoon, being a season of high humidity and moisture, can aggravate certain health conditions according to Ayurveda. “A wide range of Ayurvedic medicines are prepared according to the Prakruthi of a person and the therapeutic effect needed (according to traditional recipes). Our methods are in strict
adherence to Ayurvedic texts with no compromise on quality and are in line with the latest scientific developments,” says Chief Physician Dr. Robin Jacob at Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda.
Here are some of the most effective Ayurveda monsoon treatments or remedies:
Drink ginger tea: Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and has antimicrobial properties. Drinking ginger tea can help boost your immune system and prevent infections. Drinking warm water with ginger and lemon can help to detoxify your body and boost your immune system. Lemon, which is high in vitamin C, is also essential for immune function. Sipping on warm herbal teas such as peppermint tea or tulsi tea is also beneficial for digestion.
Practice yoga: Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that can help improve your overall health and boost your immune system. Regular yoga practice and pranayama can help reduce stress, promote relaxation, improve digestion, and boost your immune system. In addition, it has the potential to enhance your immune system and promote overall well-being.
Consume Ayurvedic herbs: Ayurvedic herbs such as ashwagandha, giloy, and tulsi are known for their immune-boosting properties. You can consume these herbs in the form of capsules or add them to your meals.
● Ashwagandha or ‘Indian Ginseng’ has powerful rejuvenating properties and is known for providing a crucial balance between the nervous system, endocrine glands and the immune system. It helps the body to manage stress. It can also boost your immune system and improve your overall health.
● Tulsi or Holy Basil is an herb that is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. Drinking Tulsi tea can help to boost your immunity.
Include turmeric in your diet: Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can help to boost your immune system. It has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. You can add turmeric to your meals or drink turmeric milk. So, include it in your Ayurveda monsoon diet.
Use honey: Honey has antimicrobial properties and can help boost your immune system. You can add honey to your tea or eat it raw.
Eat a balanced diet: Monsoon can weaken digestion and cause bloating and indigestion. Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables can help to boost your immune system. These foods are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help to protect your body from infections. Avoid consuming cold, raw, and fried foods.
Get adequate sleep: Getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system. Make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night so that your body can repair and regenerate.
Detoxification: It is ideal to detoxify the body during monsoons to prevent the accumulation of toxins in the body. You can consume herbs like Triphala or drink warm water with lemon to aid in detoxification. Panchakarma therapy is one of the holistic Ayurveda treatments in Kerala that involves five different cleansing procedures to remove toxins from the body.
Check out these Ayurvedic remedies to boost immunity during the monsoon season. During the monsoon season, take care of your diet and avoid consuming heavy meals that can be challenging to digest. Maintain a healthy lifestyle during monsoon by avoiding exposure to
rain, staying indoors, and maintaining personal hygiene. Adequate hydration is also crucial during this time, and you can consider having beverages such as ginger-infused tea, honey water, or other similar options to keep yourself hydrated.
“All our treatments are done rooted in the ancient traditional knowledge of Ayurveda passed down through the generations from our ancestors. We consider each person who reaches out to us as they are entrusting themselves to us for healing them of their discomforts and helping them find the right balance between their mind-body, and consciousness,” says Dr. Jobin Jacob – Ayurveda Physician and Medical Director at Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda.
It’s important to note that Ayurvedic remedies should be used under the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner, as these remedies can be powerful and may interact with certain medications or health conditions. At Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda, our Ayurvedic monsoon therapy focuses on maintaining a balance between the body, mind, and
environment during this season. We aim to maintain balance and health during the season by promoting detoxification, improving immunity, and supporting the body’s natural healing processes.