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Ayurveda can Help Evade Scorching Summer Heat: Here is How!

Newsgram would like to with you some Ayurvedic tips to pacify "Pitta" - the heat. 

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Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine. Pixabay

June 15, 2017:

Its summertime and many people now want to escape the scorching heat of the summers to relieve themselves from the fierce sun. However, Ayurveda tells people to embrace the hottest season in purifying yourself.

Ayurveda teaches us to subdue the fire element known as Pitta in our body and treats summers as the most effective time to cleanse and purify the toxins of the body. Pitta in Ayurveda is associated with heat and is one of the factors that govern all activities of body, mind, and spirit. More specifically, Pitta regulates metabolism, digestion, and process of transformation in a body.

Manifestations of excess Pitta include heartburn, excessive body heat, and sweating, skin rashes, acne, excess stomach acidity, peptic ulcers, early graying hair, irritability, and anger.

The beauty and simplicity of Maharishi Ayurveda is that by holding to this constant source of imbalance, we can address or prevent a whole range of disorders in one stroke.

Knowing how to pacify these imbalances will make your summers more placid. Newsgram would like to with you some Ayurvedic tips to pacify “Pitta” – the heat.

 A cool diet to soothe the heat 

It is strongly recommended to consume foods which do not aggravate pitta and have cooling properties, for eg: Watermelons, cherries, grapes, asparagus, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini. Iced water, carbonated beverages, and canned juices need to be avoided to prevent digestive disorders.

In addition to it, avoid foods with sour, spicy and salty taste such as yogurt, sour cream, buttermilk, sour oranges, grapefruit or pineapple.

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Strengthen immunity system this spring

When the monsoon sets on board, our immune system becomes weak and our body becomes more prone to viral disease. Hence, it is recommended to devour seasonal fruits like pomegranate, apples, banana, and mangoes – these can cause allergies and pimples, so keep caution while gulping the luscious fruit of the season.

Some of the best cooked foods are rice, oats, and barley with a zest of garlic or chili to boost your immune system. Including more turmeric and neem in your diet will help protect the body from infection and stimulates digestion. Ayurveda also advises reducing the salt intake salt intake by half to prevent fluid retention and thus allowing the lymphatic system to function efficiently.

 Lifestyle Enhancement 

Ayurveda strongly opposes excessive roaming in the sun. Although, those who can’t avoid going out in the sun can try this– Crush a small white onion and place it on your head, under the cap or carry it in your pocket to prevents the sunstroke.

Swimming is a good option in hectic summers. One can avoid heavy exercise, early in the morning or after sunset when the mercury surge is at its minimal. A therapeutic landscape walk, close to nature can also lessen the aggravated heat in the body.

Ayurvedic therapies are rejuvenating for mind and body. Apply sandalwood and other refreshing herbal body oils and face packs, place rose water pads, cucumber over your eyes to get the cooling effect and beauty.

– by Naina Mishra of Newsgram. Twitter: @Nainamishr94

 

 

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Follow These Ayurvedic Remedies To Make Your Hair Strong and Healthy

A time-tested natural hair ingredient, Bhringraj, helps keep your hair shining and promotes growth

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Reetha is a versatile ayurvedic herb used in shampoos. Reetha is scalp friendly and contains a good source of Vitamin A, K, E and D which provides nutrition to the hair making them smooth and silky. Pixabay

Obtaining healthy tresses may not always require a salon treatment. With a few ayurvedic remedies, your hair can regain shine and health.

“A number of factors can affect hair health. It can be lifestyle choices, poor health conditions, eating an excess of junk food, and pollution which can leave them dry and lifeless,” Mohamad Yusuf N Shaikh, Founder of Kudrati Ayurved told IANSlife.

He suggests these tips for healthy hair.

Eat more protein: Amla is a top natural immunity booster and can give your hair strength and luster. The surplus of Vitamin C helps halt premature graying. It contains high amounts of iron that improves blood circulation around the scalp and stimulates hair growth. It provides relief to itchy scalp by reducing dandruff.

Proper oiling with Bhringraj: A time-tested natural hair ingredient, Bhringraj, helps keep your hair shining and promotes growth.

Antioxidants with Shikakai: Shikakai has fantastic hair-cleansing properties and is used as a natural alternative to shampoo. Shikakai is rich in vitamins A, K C and D which keeps hair healthy.

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A number of factors can affect hair health. It can be lifestyle choices, poor health conditions, eating an excess of junk food, and pollution which can leave them dry and lifeless. Pixabay

Scalp friendly Reetha: Reetha is a versatile ayurvedic herb used in shampoos. Reetha is scalp friendly and contains a good source of Vitamin A, K, E and D which provides nutrition to the hair making them smooth and silky.

ALSO READ: Eating Food With Hands Can Make You Enjoy it More, Reveals Study

Hair Strengthener Coconut: Coconut Oil stimulates hair growth. It contributes to hair length by preventing hair breakage and split-ends. It is a hair essential which can make your hair look perfect. (IANS)