Young Fantasy writer Ms. Kiara Loganathan attends Ayurveda course at Chakrapani

Young Fantasy writer Ms. Kiara Loganathan attends Ayurveda course at Chakrapani

Ms Kiara Loganathan listed among the member of famous Goodreads visited Chakrapani Ayurveda Centre this month to attend Ayurveda course. She stayed with Chakrapani team for a week to learn Ayurveda. It was an astonishing experience teaching young talented mind.

About Kaira Loganathan

Kiara Loganathan was born on 30 June 2000, in Durban, South Africa. She is a grade 09 pupil at Kingsway High School in Amanzimtoti. She is a keen collector of figurines of dragons, unicorns, fairies and crystals. Kiara Loganathan proves that age does not hinder one’s dreams to write and has to date published two books viz The Goblin King and the Rare Dragonfly and her latest being Lost Treasure of Shanghai which was rated 4.33 and 4 respectively at Goodreads. She is an emerging author and has two more books yet to be published.

During her stay at Chakrapani

Ms Kiara undertook one week course on Ayurvedic dietetics and cooking. Classes were conducted on several topics like basic principles of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic perspective of dietetics, properties and uses of common spices and Prakriti (Body type Analysis). Theory section was accompanied by the cooking classes where she learned Ayurvedic way of cooking which fascinated and enriched her knowledge.

Kiara expressed her memorable vista during her stay at Chakrapani. She had warm and contented feeling about her course and promised to visit next year for more courses to acquire deeper knowledge of Ayurveda. It was an inspiring moment for Chakrapani team for Kiara’s proficient talent and we appreciate as well for her great Zest. She was awarded course completion certificate and Chakrapani team wished her all success.

Ayurvedic Interpretation Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Cause and Pathogenesis of Amavata

Vata is responsible for all the sensory and motor activities of the body. With advancing age or other precipitating factors Vata gets aggravated causing degenerative changes in joints and body, leading to dryness, pain, swelling and difficulty in movement. Aggravation of Vata dosha and accumulation of Ama (Metabolic toxin) is the main cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Kapha dosha and Pitta dosha are also invariably involved in the pathogenesis. Due to improper functioning of Agni (Metabolic fire), there is malfunctioning of digestive and metabolic systems leading to Ama formation. Vitiated Vata dosha circulates the Ama in the whole body and gets deposited at the sites which are weaker. When it deposit in the joints it leads to manifestation of the symptoms of the disease such as pain, stiffness, swelling, tenderness in small and big joints, fever and weakness.  Involvement of joints restricts the normal body movements which may lead to contracture of muscle and permanent deformities making a person lame. This disease is called Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis). The symptoms of Amavata are identical to rheumatism, which include rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever.

Line of treatment

In the management of Amavata all the Acharyas (Ancient Physicians) have described the sequential employment of Langhana, Snehana, Swedana, Virechana, Basti and Shaman therapies.

1. Langhana (Light and easy to digest food): This is first line of treatment.  Using easy and light to digest foods such as vegetable or lentil soups added with Dipana (Appetizers) and Amapachana (Digestives) herbs and spices like ginger, pepper, etc to correct the functions of Agni (Digestive & Metabolic fire). Freshly prepared warm and easy to digest food in liquid or semisolid form is advised for a prescribed period of time.

2. Swedana (Fomentation):  Dry fomentation using sand or salt is recommended.  Upanaha (local medicinal application) can also be done to relieve pain.

3. Snehana (Internal and External Oleation):  Suitable medicated ghee / oils are used for internal and external oleation.

4. Virechana (Purgatives): After oleation and fomentation, Purgation with suitable herbs yields best results.

5. Basti (Medicated enema): Various medicated enemas with suitable herbs are beneficial.

6. Shamana Chikitsa : Suitable Ayurvedic herbal formulations are administered. Ayurveda utilizes immunomodulatory and Rasayana herbs which help in correcting the Agni (Digestive and Metabolic fire), eliminating Ama (Amapachana) and pacifying Vata dosha for treating Amavata.

Advise on Diet and Lifestyle

1. Foods which are homemade, freshly prepared and warm, easily digestible, vegetable juices, vegetable and lentil soups, cooking with spices like cumin, coriander, ginger, asafetida, fennel and turmeric is beneficial.

2. Restriction of hot, spicy and fried foods, sweets, Vata aggravating (Wind forming) foods like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, lady’s finger and potatoes is necessary.

3. Excessive intake of tea, coffee, fast food, processed food, food additives, non vegetarian food, white sugar, chocolate and cocoa, refrigerated food and drinks, sour curd / yogurt, sour food items like tamarind should be avoided.

4. Excessive alcohol, smoking, sleeping during day time, staying up late in the night and mental tensions like worry, anxiety, fear, stress and grief etc., should be given up.

5. Regular physical exercise and every day gentle massage with oil should form an important part of life style.

6. One should avoid exposure to cold breeze and excessive wind.

7. Bathing with cold water should be avoided. Warm water bath is recommended.

8. It is also advisable to take a gentle walk after every meal.

9. Light exercise is beneficial.

An analysis of a Rheumatoid Arthritis case at Chakrapani Ayurveda Center

Presentation / History:  The patient, a thirty-eight year old female presented with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis from her rheumatologist twelve years prior to being seen at our hospital. She complained of joint pains and stiffness throughout her body, most severely in her hands, wrists and sacroiliac joint. In addition to the joint and muscle discomforts the patient complained of significant fatigue and difficulty in walking. Movements of upper arm were restricted. She had constipation. There was ulnar drift and swan neck deformity. She was under oral Corticosteroids and Immunosuppressant for more than 10 years.

Examination: The patient had obvious signs of discomfort including inflammation in her wrists, fingers, elbows and other joints causing her to move with discomfort. The joints were stiff and slightly swollen. The patient was significantly underweight at five feet one inch tall and 49.5 kg. The blood pressure was normal. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate was elevated at 48 mm per hour and RA factor was positive.

Treatment protocol: Customized Panchakarma therapies were administered for 21 days to help ease the patient’s discomforts and to encourage healing.

Panchakarma Treatments : Yoga Basti (Therapeutic medicated enema for 8 days), Virechana (Purgation) and Nasya (Nasal medication) were the main Panchakarma (Detoxification) therapies administered. Other treatment procedures like Marma Abhyanga (Therapeutic gentle body massage), Swedana (Steam bath), Dhanyamladhara, Katibasti, Greevabasti, Valuka swedana, Upanaha, Pinda swedana, Pizhichil were administered.

Yoga Basti Therapy – The patient was given 5 Anuvasana basti and 3 Niruha basti.

Virechana Therapy – The patient had Krura Koshta (Hard bowels) and Pravara Satva (Good mental tolerance). She was administered 6 days of Snehapana (Drinking of medicated ghee) in increasing dose followed by Virechana (Purgation). On administration of Virechana, she had 35 bowel movements and suitable Samsarjana karma (Post Panchakarma diet) was given.

Diet and lifestyle during Panchakarma - The patient was placed on a bland diet, lentil soup and cooked vegetables. Rest and proper sleep were advised.

Internal Medicines – Shallaki capsule, Sunthi guggulu, Sinhanada guggulu and customized herbal compound powder consisting of Guduchi, Gokshura, Ashwagandha, Pippalimool, Shatavari and Godanti were given.

Observation : At the end of Panchakarma the patient’s condition began to improve, her swelling and pain was reduced and the flexibility of joints improved. Favorable results were obtained with the help of Panchakarma and with her positive attitude and compliance with the treatment program.

On discharge, the patient was counseled and advised on the need to follow the healthy and suitable diet and lifestyle.  She was made to understand that a return to former habits or excessive levels of stress is likely to cause a resumption of disease activity and need to be disciplined in taking proper care of herself on an ongoing basis. Her health condition was reviewed at periodic intervals.

Iran group visits Chakrapani Ayurveda Centre

Chakrapani Ayurveda is always been dedicated for providing traditional Ayurveda Panchakrma treatment and other services in authenticated & modular way. Its spectrum is distributed all throughout in most distinct manner. The awareness is rising highly which is occupying the place from all corners of the world.

This month the centre was honored to have group of 20 people from Iran for Panchakarma treatment & Ayurveda training courses under the leadership of Dr Mohammad Eyvazi. The group arrived with lot of enthusiasm for gaining the knowledge from the deep ocean of Ayurveda. Also they experienced deep process of detoxification through Panchakarma treatments under the consultation and guidance of Chakrapani team doctors – Vaidya Aditi, Vaidya Suman and Vaidya Aniket.

Classeswere conducted by Vaidya Parvathy Rajeev and Vaidya Lakshmi Anoop on the several topics like tongue and pulses diagnosis, Ayurveda massage techniques followed by the practical demonstration, training and exposure respectively.

The group was accompanied with the famous dignitaries like Iranian-American Director Mr. Kamshad Kooshan, Professor Dr. Keshavraz Alamdary, Physical medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist Dr.Ali Panahi, etc. Mr.Kamshad Kooshan shared his view that they had very pleasing and alluring experience during their stay in Chakrapani which gave them sight of relief from their stressful and workaholic life. Panchakarma treatment gave the feeling of deep and vigor relaxation to whole group. They shared their wonderful experience during their stay at Chakrapani and they look forward to come again for Panchakarma and advanced level of training in Ayurveda. One patient, who was suffering from severe insomnia, was able to sleep calmly at the end of the treatment. This was few amazing testimonial which greatly inspired the whole team. The group was very happy with the Panchakarma and training at Chakrapani and greatly appreciated the team work. Felicitation ceremony was held on the last day and certificates & gifts were given as a token of love and respect to the group.

Ayurveda not only aims for the cure of the disease but also prevention of the health and this awareness has to be taken to maximum peak which can help the humanity to great extent. One such work has been uplifted by Chakrapani Ayurveda for disciplinary mission of taking the Ayurveda to every corner of the world to serve the Mankind.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF HOLY BASIL – TULSI

Tulsi has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its diverse healing properties. It is regarded in Ayurveda as a kind of “elixir of life” and believed to promote longevity. Tulsi has its own religious importance. The Tulsi Manas mandir at Varanasi is one such famous temple, where Tulsi is worshipped.

Apart from its religious significance, it is of great medicinal significance, and is a prime herb in Ayurveda treatment. The plant extract can be used to prevent and cure many illness and common ailments like common cold, headache, stomach disorders, inflammation, heart disease, various forms of poison and malaria. Essential oil extracted from Karpoor Tulsi is mostly used for medicinal purpose though of late it is used in the manufacture of herbal toiletry.

The Tulsi plant is known to purify or de-pollute the atmosphere and works as a repellent to mosquitoes, flies and other harmful insects.

Attributes of Tulsi

Rasa (taste): Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent), Kashaya (Astringent).

Guna (Properties): Tikshna (Sharp), Ruksha (Dry) and Laghu (Light) 

Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot) 

Karma (action): Pacifies Kapha and Vata dosha, Ruchikara (Promotes taste), Dipani (Appetizer), Hridya (Cardiac tonic) 

Varieties: Though there are many varieties of Tulsi only the two varieties are commonly found. Two types are Krishna Tulsi (Black variety) and Rama Tulsi (White variety).

Health Benefits :

Tulsi has been mentioned in the classical text books of Ayurveda which proves that Tulsi has used in many formulations and is the drug of choice in many disorders since thousands of years. Here are few health benefits of Tulsi. 

1) Common Cold & Cough: Chewing Tulsi leaves cures Cough and flu. It helps to mobilize mucous in bronchitis and asthma attack. Almost all the Ayurvedic cough syrups contain Tulsi as an important ingredient, as it helps in lessening bronchitis. A decoction of leaves with honey and ginger is an effective remedy against bronchitis, asthma, influenza and cold.

2) Pediatric Health Problems: In problems like cough, cold, diarrhea and vomiting, Tulsi juice is very effective. Basil leaves taken with honey keeps chicken pox at bay.

3) Excellent Mouth Freshener: Tulsi is an excellent mouth freshener and oral disinfectant and destroy 99% of germs and bacteria found in the mouth. Tulsi is also used as mouth wash to relieve tooth ache. These leaves are quite effective for several mouth infections like ulcers. 

4) Sore Throat: Water boiled with Basil leaves can be taken as a drink in sore throat.

5) Diabetes: Tulsi reduces blood glucose level and so is an effective herb for diabetes.

6) Stress Reliever: Tulsi act as a stress reliever by balancing various body processes. The anti-oxidants present in Tulsi helps in balancing different processes of the body. Drinking Tulsi extract daily smoothes the nervous system and helps to relieve stress.

7) Immune Booster: It boosts the immune system thus it promotes longevity.

8) Memory Enhancer: Tulsi leaves are beneficial for nervous system and help in enhancing memory.

9) Insect Bites: Tulsi is very beneficial against insect bites or stings. Drinking juice of Tulsi leaves after every few hours in case of bite is very beneficial. You can also apply Tulsi paste to the affected part.

10) Anti-Cancer Effect: Tulsi has anti-carcinogenic property and helps to treat certain forms of cancer including breast cancer. Tulsi restricts the blood vessel that feeds tumors. It also helps to inhibit the growth of oral cancer that it caused due to tobacco. But Tulsi should not be used as the sole treatment of cancer however.

11) Helps To Quit Smoking: Tulsi can also help you immensely if you are trying to quit smoking. It is more helpful than nicotine gum and candies which claim to keep you distracted from your need of smoking. Keep some fresh Tulsi in your pocket and munch whenever you feel the urge to smoke. The Tulsi juice will cool your throat just as the mint drop do and chewing will distract you.

This article is written by Dr. Aniket Kamble who is a B.A.M.S (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science)                                

Ayurvedic Approach To Allergy Management

Allergy is the condition present in certain individuals that can be described as the chemical ‘idiosyncrasy’ i.e. an abnormal physical reaction by an individual to a food or drugs. It is the typical hypersensitivity reaction to the foreign body. Allergy is caused by that antigen which is sometimes unfamiliar to the body, it manifest in the form of swelling, itching, hives and bodily discomfort are brought about by a particular article of food, the most common being fish, egg, mushrooms and milk. If for example after a meal all the partakers fall ill something was probably wrong with the food; but if only one person becomes ill then that individual is probably allergic.

Causes:

Although pollen, dust, dander, stress and other allergens are the trigger for the allergies in susceptible people they are not the underlying causes. Many people are exposed to these substance everyday without developing allergic reactions. Rather it is the inner conditions of the body that determines whether an allergic response results from exposure to allergens.

In ayurveda the traditional Indian system of health and well-being, the causation factor is the digestive fire ‘Agni’. The state of agni determines our body’s ability to digest what it experiences.  Agni protects our immunity by generating sufficient life forces (prana), life-vitality (tejas) and life strength (ojas) to protect and nourish the body. If digestive fire is low, metabolic toxins known as ‘Ama’ are formed. Ama results from the poor digestion, poor elimination and poor assimilation. This may lead to allergic reactions.

Symptoms:

Symptoms will vary depending on the tissue that has accumulated the metabolic waste (ama). If the ama is involved in the digestive tract, diarrhea can result. If it is in the skin, rashes or hives may occur and if respiratory tract is involved sneezing, inflammation and mucous drainage will occur.

Since the source of allergies lies with our diet and digestion, adopting a proper diet and improving digestion are “job done” in the fight against the allergies. Next, it is valuable to use internal cleansing regimens to reduce the clogging and accumulate impurities.

Treatment:

1) The foremost and essential principle is the ‘Nidana parivarjan’ i.e cessation of the cause. Total avoidance to food or drug which causes allergic reaction or intolerance.

2) Diet:

a)   Eliminate diary & Cold food: one should restrict cold and diary items like cheese, ice- creams, cold-drinks and bakery stuffs.

b)   Eat warm & cooked food: Majority of the meals should be warm. In Ayurveda eating warm and cooked food gives the digestive fire a chance to rest. When the digestion is low, it can’t access the nutrition stored in the raw food and the poorly digested food creates toxins. So one should have warm and cooked food. Avoid eating the leftovers.

3) Do Ayurvedic Cleanse:

One should go under purification procedure i.e Panchakarma atleast once in a year to remove the excess of toxins (ama) from the body. A cleanse is the great way to get rid of the toxins that are already in the body and reset the digestion. Vaman and Virechan are the recommended ones.

4) Nasya:

Nasya is the Ayurvedic practice of putting herbal oil in the nose. This practice lubricates dry nasal passage, delivers the benefits of herbs directly to the nose and keeps allergens from directly irritating the nasal lining. Daily two drops of medicated oil instillation in each nose is recommended.

5) Herbs and spices:

The Ayurvedic herbs known to support and rejuvenate the system like guduchi, sunthi, trikatu, haridra, tulsi, vasa, yasti-madhu can be adopted. One can use spices in cooking like black-pepper, turmeric, coriander seeds, ginger to enhance and support the digestive fire ’Agni’.

“Defend allergies before they defend you”

This article is written by Vaidya. Aniket Kamble B.A.M.S (Rajiv Gandhi university of health science, Bangalore)

Health and Wellness Tourism

Chakrapani Ayurveda Center listed in Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’

Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and Research Center has been providing genuine services in the field of Ayurveda from the past 17 years. “Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and Research Center” was chosen as finalist of the international contest ‘Stars of Health, Wellness and Tourism’ for the center’s immense services benefiting people around the world.

Listed in the Lonely Planet as a reliable Ayurveda Center, the center offers Ayurveda Consultations, Treatments and Ayurveda Training in its 8000 square feet area in the heart of Jaipur. The center has its own manufacturing unit and is promoting Ayurveda through its 92 successfully running websites. The center has ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 22000:2005 quality certification along with Organic Certification from Onecert, India Organic and USDA and GMP approved from Rajasthan Government.

Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’ is an annual publication covering description of the most popular top medical travel destinations, modern trends in healthcare, new healthcare goods and equipment.  Online version with the large readership of over 10000 is dedicated to bringing those involved or interested in the industry the most cutting edge information. The Almanac also is presented to a majority of national and international healthcare associations, healthcare authorities and ministries.

Presentation article on “Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and Research Center” is placed in the Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’ on the 148th page. Please click on the following link to read the article http://www.youblisher.com/p/927653-Socrates-Almanac-Health-and-Wellness-Tourism/

We thank all our customers, distributors and colleagues for their constant support and we look forward to continued support in future as well.

Farewell of Italian group 2014

Group from Italy under the leadership of Mrs. Sadhbhawana Bharadwaj enjoyed their stay and learning at Chakrapani Ayurveda Center. On successful completion of the course, they were awarded course completion certificate. The certification ceremony and valedictory function was held on 29 the August at 11 am and was graced by Dr. Mita Kotecha who is a professor of Dravya Guna Dept., NIA, Jaipur. On the occasion, Prof. Arya Bhushan Bharadwaj gave inspirational speech and showered his blessings. Certificate and gifts were given to all students by Dr. Mita Kotecha and Mrs. Sadhbhawana Bharadwaj.

Every student shared their experience at Chakrapani and special moments during training with us. They were happy to be in Chakrapani Center as they gained maximum knowledge of Ayurveda during their stay with us. As a part of the training, they visited Herbal Garden and National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur. Their visit to NIA lead them to a better understanding of the fact that this vast science of Ayurveda is practiced as a separate system of medicine in India. They mentioned that will use the knowledge gained here for themselves as well as for their near and dear ones. They look forward to come back once again for advanced training in various topics of Ayurveda.

We wished them good luck for a prosperous & healthy future.

Italian Group Visits Chakrapani Ayurveda Again

Chakrapani Ayurveda team is pleased to welcome group from Italy again under the leadership of Mrs Sadhbhawana and Prof. Arya Bhushan Bharadwaj ji.

The group is coming every year from last 4 years for learning different Ayurveda therapies. This year the group will stay for 9 days and will learn therapies like Marma Abhyangam, Pain management therapies, beauty care, Ayurveda relaxation therapies and rejuvenation therapies under the guidance of our team of Doctors and theory classes by Prof. Arya Bhushan ji.

Group arrived at center on 21st August at 9:30 am and was welcomed by Team of Doctors & other staff members of Chakrapani Ayurveda center. Welcome was done in a traditional way with Aarti, Tilak and Mala followed by a short welcome function organized by the team. Dr.Mita, Professor, National Institute of Ayurveda Jaipur, was the guest of honour. Function was inaugurated by lightening lamp and Pooja to Lord Dhanwantri by our chief guest followed by blessing from Prof. Arya Bhushan ji.

We assure the group to provide best Ayurveda teaching and treatments during their stay. Hope they enjoy their trip & gather vast Ayurveda knowledge as always.

We wish them pleasant stay and good luck for their future.

Thanks

Chakrapani Ayurveda team.

New Product Launch – Surbhi Ayurvedic deo

Chakrapani Ayurveda Center has developed an innovative and valuable product Ayurvedic Antiperspirant and Deodorant powder with herbal extracts as the base. It can be a great remedy if you are suffering from excessive sweating or body odor. This exquisite and delicately scented perfume powder is a perfect natural and best alternative choice to your irritation causing alcohol based products.

With a perfect blend of nature gifted Sandal Powder, Camphor, Ushira and many other floral extracts, the powder is so unique and the fragrance stays for a whole day and keeps you in good spirit. This can even be used on babies to keep them happy, fresh and safe from germs.

Being powder form it’s easy to apply. A pinch of this powder can be rubbed on the body directly or with few drops of water after bath especially underarms and areas of sweat accumulation. This deodorant brings fragrance, relaxation, a sense of comfort, vitalized mood and charisma in your daily life. It is free from artificial or alcohol ingredients hence does not produce allergy.

Ingredients: Chandan, Ushir, Musk and many other floral extracts.

Indications: Excess sweating, Body odor

Benefits: It gives good fragrance, reduces excess sweating and inhibits bacterial growth thereby preventing bad body odor.

How to Use: A pinch of Surbhi Ayurvedic Deo powder can be rubbed on the body directly or with few drops of water after bath especially underarms and areas of sweat accumulation. The fragrance stays for a whole day and keeps your body relaxed and mood vitalized. This can be used any number of times during the day.

This product is 100% Natural, free from artificial ingredients and alcohol.

Ingredients: Chandan, Ushir, Musk and many other floral extracts.

Indications: Excess sweating, Body odor

Benefits: It gives good fragrance, reduces excess sweating and inhibits bacterial growth thereby preventing bad body odor.

How to Use: A pinch of Surbhi Ayurvedic Deo powder can be rubbed on the body directly or with few drops of water after bath especially underarms and areas of sweat accumulation. The fragrance stays for a whole day and keeps your body relaxed and mood vitalized. This can be used any number of times during the day.

This product is 100% Natural, free from artificial ingredients and alcohol.

For more details please contact us

BEAT THE HEAT

Summer is the season of Vata and Pitta. Heat abounds and we must help our bodies cope with the warmer weather. The sun takes away the strength of the people and the cooling qualities of the earth. It is the debilitating period.

Here are some things you can do to adjust to the scorching days of summer.

Summer Routine

1. This is the time of year to conserve your energy. Leisurely activities are best.

2. Keeping the body cool is recommended, as overheating can cause a Pitta imbalance, So take bath with normal water and anoint the body with sandal paste.

3. Rest and relaxation are advised. This is a great time for the typical “summer vacation”.

4. One can take a nap during the day since nights are shorter in summers. But nap is generally prohibited in other seasons, except in certain health conditions.

5.  Sleep for 7 – 8 hours at night.

6. Surround yourself with calming soft colors and fragrances.

7. Take extra care of your feet, as in warm weather shoes tend to leave feet cracked and dry. You can apply sesame oil to the feet daily. Oil application to the feet not only relives cracks, numbness or pain in feet but also improves eye sight.

8. Wear natural fibres such as cotton to allow your skin to breath. Prefer to wear light color dresses like yellow, light blue or green or pink. These colors help to calm Pitta.

9. One can wear pearl pendant or ring. Pearl helps to pacify Pitta.

10. Exposure to too much sun or too much exertion should be avoided.

11. Protect yourself from sun. Do not go out during the hottest time of the day.

12. Do not overdo anything – avoid over work, over strain or excess exercise.

13. Use suitable creams and oils on the body to prevent damage to the skin due to excess heat. One can use Aloe Vera gel for the face and apply coconut oil or ghee or ksheerabala oil for the body.

14. Place a piece of cucumber / potato or cotton dipped in rose water on the eyes. As eyes is the seat of Pitta, this helps to relax and rejuvenate the eyes.

Summer Diet

1. Eat cool, soft foods like fresh fruit juices or coconut water or sugarcane juice.

2. During summer, as the day time is longer, stomach should not be empty, therefore, three or four helping of semi solids / fluids / fruits.

3. Reduce excess hot and acidic foods like tamarind, sour yoghurt / curd, sour buttermilk, chilies, and vinegar.

4. Reduce excess alcohol as this dehydrates the body.

5. Keep hydrated with plenty of water. It is advisable to drink water from a mud pot.

6. Include buttermilk, fresh fruits and juices, salads, melon, squash, cucumber, peppermint, coriander, cardamom, fennel, anise.

7. Take timely meals.