Ayurveda Tips Varsha Ritu

Varsha Ritu(Rainy Season)
Varsha Ritucharya

The agni (digestive activity) weakens further and gets vitiated by Vaata. Lack of sunshine as well as a cloudy atmosphere are uncongenial to health. Hence all methods to mitigate doshas and measures to enhance digestive activity should be adopted.

Diet :

  • Easily digestible food to be taken.
  • Pulses, meat juice, soups, old grains and mastu (thin water of yoghurt ) can be taken in food.
  • Ginger, black pepper and lemon juice may be taken to reinforce appetite.
  • Leafy vegetables should be taken sparingly.
  • Foods should be hot and light with ghee, curd and honey.
  • River water is to be avoided for drinking.


  1. Panchkarma can be done.
  2. Perfumes can be used.
  3. Avoid sleep in the day.
  4. Avoid exertion and too much exposure to sunlight.
  5. Avoid bathing in rivers.


Hindu calendar Seasons



Rutu lakshan



Chaitra + Vaishakh




Jyeshtha + Ashadh




Shravan+ Bhadrapad

Rainy season



Ashwin + Kartik




Margashirsh + Paush




Magh + Falgun

Dry winter


Changes in the season create big changes in body. Extremes in temperature & humidity can really stress the body’s mechanism. With this in mind, we can maximize our personal “home remedies” of primary elimination systems at these peak times of year. In the spring, the body is focused on cleansing the linear system, which includes the blood and intestines. In the fall the body is focused on flushing the kidneys & the whole genitor-urinary system & cleansing the blood.

Seasons & Doshas!

The Tridosha Theory in Ayurveda classifies all living beings into three main categories. The diagnosis & treatment of any ailment is based on this theory. All Plants are medicinal.

Vatta Dosha accumulates during the day or dehydrating heat of the summer. It becomes aggravated during the rainy season which causes weakened digestion, acidic atmospheric conditions & gas produced from the earth.

Pitta Dosha accumulates during the rainy season due to the acidic conditions of the atmosphere & a weakened digestion. It is aggravated during autumn when the heat returns. This occurs after the cooling spell of the rainy season.

Kapha Dosha accumulates during the cold season due to the cold and damp caused by the winds, clouds and rain. It gets aggravated during the spring when the warm weather liquefies the accumulating kapha.

Sharad Rutu is considered to be the breeding period for all diseases. Digestive system becomes weak & there is natural aggravation of Pitta & decrease of Vatta.

People suffer from heat related ailments. Digestive power is medium.

What is Panchkarma?

Panchkarma therapy is a unique healing and detoxifying method of Ayurveda science. This therapy eradicates the disease from its root cause and makes the person healthy. Panchkarma (five actions) is a cleansing and rejuvenating program for the body, mind & consciousness. It is known for its beneficial effects on overall health, wellness & self- healing. It’s a part of Ayurveda treatments.

Literally translated from Sanskrit as “five actions”. Panchkarma is a deep cleansing and rejuvenation program for enhancing longevity & vitality. In Ayurveda, Panchkarma therapy is considered a complete, holistic approach to the elimination of root cause of each & every chronic health problem.

The value of Panchkarma is that offers systematic treatment for dislodging & flushing toxins from every cell, using the same organs of elimination that the body naturally employs – sweat glands, blood vessels, the urinary tract & the intestines.

Specialized Panchkarma Treatment includes – Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya, Raktamoshana.

Ayurvedic Physician at Pitambari’s Ayurtej Panchkarma Clinic do Panchkarma after proper Ayurvedic examination of Patients. Choice of Panchkarma therapy and Medication are depends on Patients age, gender, diseases and it changes according to atmosphere changes. Still so many aspects of Panchkarma is not given here, this is just overview of therapies. For more details you can contact us on 022-65005400/25842183.

Panchakarma treatment for Month

Basti is described for diseases with imbalanced Doshas having predominance of Vata or for diseases with Vata imbalance alone. It is considered as half treatment for any disease. So if you do basti treatment half of your disease is cured. Also if one gets basti treatment in Varsha Rutu then the person remains free of Vata disorders for a year.

There are mainly two types of Basti –
Niruha basti also known as Asthapana Basti  Decoction enema  decoction mixed with salt, honey, ghee etc is administered.

Anuvasana  basti also known as snehabasti  ghee, oil, etc are administered. Herbal oils such as Narayan Taila, Herbal ghritas are more commonly used for this purpose.

Asana to be followed


Pavanamuktasan cures acidity Indigestion and Constipation. It is very good for all abdominal organs. Its regular practice cures gastrointestinal problems. It is helpful for those suffering from gas problems, acidity, arthritis pain, heart problems and low back pain. It strengthens back muscle and cures back pain. It helps to reduce belly fat. Pavanamuktasan is very beneficial for reproductive health and for menstrual disorders.