How To Adjust Pitta Dosha During Monsoon Season

The delightful downpours and cold breeze are welcomed with a sigh of relief after the scorching heat of the summer months. This is the time we have maximum cravings for ginger tea, spicy soups, fried snacks, and street food. But this season brings in many health issues.

With the advent of monsoons, we suffer from various digestion-related problems.

Ayurveda and Monsoons

According to Ayurveda, during the monsoons, Pitta dosha accumulates due to acidic atmospheric conditions. making the body systems weak. Pitta, the functional energy of our body is dominant in Agni or fire element and is responsible for the metabolism and digestion of food.

When Pitta dosha aggravates in the body, the digestive system is affected. It becomes sluggish and weak, resulting in a loss of appetite. It is because of the imbalance of doshas that toxic waste products and foods start accumulating within in the form of ama (toxins), which become the cause of different illnesses in the body.

Aggravated Pitta leads to ailments like hyper-acidity, indigestion, skin disorders (boils, eczema, rashes), hair loss, gastroenteritis and viral fevers.

During the monsoons, immunity has to be strengthened through mindful habits, working out, and being hydrated.

Ayurveda retreat during the monsoon is highly beneficial. In order to adjust the Pitta dosha, you must follow Ayurvedic Ritucharya (seasonal routine). Ritucharya is defined for each season. If we follow the routine, our body is enabled to adapt to the changing weather conditions, without falling sick.

Tips to adjust Pitta dosha during the monsoon season and prevent digestive problems:

Dietary Tips

  • Have a light diet rich in nutrients, so that food can be digested easily. Eat seasonal vegetables like snake gourd, bitter gourd, bottle gourd and lady finger. Eat fresh fruits.
  • Do not have fruits along with milk.
  • Use cow ghee for regular cooking. It improves taste and makes food nutrient rich. Milk is also recommended.
  • Avoid milk during the day and curd during the night.
  • Use healthy options for meals like old barley, steamed and lightly seasoned pumpkin and moong dal/ soup. These meals soothe your digestive system.
  • Keep yourself hydrated, even on rainy days.
  • Use olive oil for cooking.
  • Start your day with herbal tea. It will help improve your metabolism and digestion and boost your immune system. You can add a few tulsi leaves to tea for curing cold, cough, and indigestion. Drink green tea.
  • Do not eat street food, sweets, cold drinks, ice creams, fried, oily, spicy, stale, acidic, or sour foods like pickles, chutneys and yogurt. Eat fresh, warm, and well-cooked food prepared at home.
  • Consume boiled water.
  • Avoid eating green leafy vegetables, cooked vegetables that are stale, potatoes, carrots, raw vegetables, peas, lentils.
  • While cooking, include spices like turmeric, ginger, rock salt, coriander, cumin, asafoetida, black pepper, and long pepper.
  • Include red rice, jowar, ragi, pigeon peas, green gram, horse gram, coconut, and dates.
  • Chyawanprash helps boost metabolism and digestion and prevents common seasonal infections like cold, cough, and flu. Have 2 teaspoons of it daily. It provides a dose of Vitamin C to build resistance.
  • You can have Churna for digestion. It can cure various digestive problems like diarrhoea, flatulence, and constipation.

Ayurvedic Remedies in Monsoon

  • Take a glass of water in a saucepan. Add half teaspoon each of carom seeds, cumin, and coriander and a small piece of ginger. Strain and drink. It will help in healthy digestion.
  • Have a glass of lukewarm water mixed with juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of honey in the early morning to eliminate the accumulated toxins.
  • Take a cup of water in a saucepan and add a few basil leaves, 2-3 peppercorns, 1-2 cloves, and a piece of ginger. Boil and reduce to half. Cool it. Add a teaspoon of honey. It prevents cold, flu, and throat infection.


  • Squeeze half teaspoon juice from raw turmeric after grating it. Have it twice for three days. It is a great cure for sore throat.


  • Take a glass of water in a saucepan. Add a few mint leaves. Boil. Switch off the flame. Have it after adding lemon juice. It helps in dyspepsia.


Exercise Tips

Do light exercise and Yoga. Strictly follow a simple routine of doable exercise. Practice Pranayama. It revitalizes Pranic energy of the body.


Ayurvedic monsoon rejuvenation is carried out with the help of Panchakarma, which is a fivefold healing procedure of removing the toxins of the body. It completely heals the mind and body and restores the balance of the body. It strengthens the immune system and makes the body healthier, stronger, and free from chronic diseases. Panchakarma followed by Rasayana therapy helps in cleansing and rejuvenating. Vamana, Virechana, Vasthi, Nasyam, and Raktamoksha are the five therapies involved in Panchakarma. This therapy is especially recommended during monsoons.

Things not to do

  • Don't sleep during the day.
  • Avoid spending too much time under the sun.
  • Avoid the air conditioner immediately after a workout.

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