How to keep yourself healthy in rainy season


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How to keep yourself healthy in rainy season

  1. 1. Rainy season is not considered favorable from the health perspective. But despite that, we can keep ourselves healthy even in this season by following some of the tips regarding health and food habits. Disease Carrier According to Ayurveda, there is increased collection of gall in the body and problem of gas also persists in this season. For this reason, digestion capacity of the body is reduced. Naturally, the increased amount of moisture in the environment affects the body adversely. Due to increased humidity level in the environment, the number of bacteria also increases rapidly. Lots of mosquito, flies and virus start proliferating due to polluted environment and contaminated water. For this very reason the probability of catching infections and diseases is very high in this season. Infections reduce the natural immunity level of the body. A few of the very common diseases of this season are cough, cold, flu, poor digestion, jaundice, typhoid, and dysentery. Besides, skin related problems such as abscess, prickly heat, and eczema are also very common.
  2. 2. What to eat: • Eating fresh, clean, hot and easily digestible foods is good for health. • Having old cereals, old rice, moong pulse and ghee is also healthy. • Pin gourd, tindsi, ridge gourd, bottle gourd, pumpkin, bitter gourd, and drumstick should be taken. • Roasted corn with lemon and salt is good for health. • Ginger, lemon, garlic, onion, mint and green chilies are good. • Mango, blackberry, gooseberry and litchi are healthy foods of this season. • Take myroblan powder with rock salt. In the same way, myroblan (chhoti harad) powder with currant and rock salt is also very good for health in this season. What not to eat: Avoid having stale food in this season. Don’t eat cut fruits kept in open. In same way, fried and oil-rich foods such as parantha, pakoda, chat, samosa and khasta should also be avoided. Try not to eat leafy vegetables. Avoiding curd and foods made of curd will also
  3. 3. be healthy. What to do: • Drink boiled and cooled water. • Wear loose cotton garments. • Wear slippers instead of shoes. • Roaming in sunlight can be harmful. • Sleep under a mosquito net. • Apply some fragrance on the body, such as sandal etc. What not to do: • Don’t get wet in rain water and avoid sleeping under open sky. • Don’t wear tight, heavy or synthetic garments. • Don’t wear wet clothes. Main Diseases: Some of the main diseases of rainy season, their symptoms and remedies are: Dysentery: People often suffer from dysentery in this season due to bad food habits and contaminated water. In this disease, patient feels stomach ache and suffers from
  4. 4. loose motions. In some cases it may also cause dehydration in the body. To avoid or control dehydration, patient should drink ORS, water, suspension made of water, sugar and salt, lentil soup, starch water and fruit juices. Jaundice: In this disease, the following symptoms can be observed: stomach ache, body ache, yellowness in urine, yellowness in eyes, and vomiting. To control or treat this disease, the patient should drink boiled water, starch water or rice juice. Potato, lemon, radish and sugarcane should be consumed in good quantities. Ghee, oil and other fried stuff must be strictly avoided. Following Ayurvedic medicines can also be taken on the advice of a health consultant or doctor only: punarnava, mandoor, arogyavardhini vati, kumari aasav and rohitkarishrth. Skin Diseases: In this season, lack of cleanliness is biggest enemy of our health. During rainy season, bacteria become more active due to muck and moisture, which primarily causes prickly heat, abscess, eczema, urticaria etc. Putting ice on the affected area of skin can provide symptomatic relief in case of skin problems. Application of coconut oil mixed with camphor upon affected area can also be
  5. 5. helpful. How to protect yourself: • Bath with margosa (neem) water every day. • Don’t wear wet or synthetic garments. • Clean underarms and thigh area thoroughly with soap. • Don’t use combs and towels of others. • Massage with mustard oil, margosa oil, or coconut oil; also add camphor in it. • Take khadirarishth, gandhak rasayan, panchtikta guggulu, somraji oil, mahamarichyadi and jaatyadi oil upon advice of your doctor only.