Ayurveda suggests that, often what's unfolding in the atmosphere is mimicked inside your body. In monsoon, thunder, lightning change and imbalance, which the rains bring along with it is reflected within our system too. During monsoons the vata gets aggravated and pitta is accumulated, leading to an imbalance which results in a variety of illness. Some of the most common ones include cold, cough, viral fever, malaria, typhoid, diarrhea, hepatitis A, leptospirosis and skin problems.
While allopathic medicines are often considered for curing a host of these ailments, many ayurvedic medicines too can be considered to treat and prevent ailments related to the monsoon season.
Tulasi: Rich in antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties, tulasi leaves are one of the most effective natural remedy for treating a wide array of monsoon related illness like cold, cough, malaria, dengue, skin disorders etc.
Singabera: Known as a universal medicine for its broad range of health promoting benefits, singabera warms the body and reduces the pitta accumulation. It is very useful in treating common cold, cough, stomach disorders and many other monsoon related ailments.
Lashuna: It helps in boosting the immune system and enhances the action of white blood cells, making it very beneficial for treating common cold, fever and typhoid.
Haridra: Rich in antibacterial, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, haridra is very useful in treating skin conditions like eczema, scabies, allergies and rashes which are very frequent during monsoons.
Grihakumari: Well-known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, healing and cooling properties, it facilitates the healing process of wounds, acne, burn, eczema, allergic reactions or dry skin commonly observed during monsoons.
Ashwagandha: Adaptogenic in nature, ashwagandha is used in treating a wide range of monsoon related ailments and also helps in enhancing the immune system, enabling it to tackle diseases more effectively.
Keeping your diet light and as fresh as possible can help you to ward of a host of monsoon related disorders. Maintaining a balanced diet comprising foodstuffs of all the six tastes but increasing the intake of sweet, sour and salty foods in the first half and bitter, astringent and pungent foods during the second half of the monsoon can have enhancing effects on the human body.