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8 Ayurvedic Tips to Keep Cool in Summer; Stay Healthy

Ayurvedic Tips

Dealing with the scorching heat of summer can be a real hassle, often leading to skin irritations, dehydration, and relentless sweating. Fortunately, Ayurveda, the ancient science of natural health, provides a treasure trove of solutions to combat these seasonal challenges.


According to Dr. Vasant Lad’s ‘The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies,’ summer, characterized by its heat and brightness, aligns with the pitta season. Hence, it’s crucial to keep cool and prevent the aggravation of the pitta dosha.

Yogi Anoop, Founder of MediYoga, emphasizes the importance of consuming alkaline foods to counteract body heat. Opt for water-rich fruits like watermelon, apples, and berries, along with hydrating vegetables such as cucumber and asparagus. Additionally, incorporating onions and green vegetables into your diet while staying well-hydrated is key to preventing dryness and its associated health issues.

Here are some Ayurvedic tips to beat the heat and stay cool this summer:

1. Eat Pitta Pacifying Foods: Focus on foods that cool the body, such as watermelon, pears, and cucumbers, to alleviate excessive heat.

2. Avoid Heat-Inducing Foods: Steer clear of sour fruits, citrus fruits, and spicy foods like garlic and chili that can elevate body temperature.

3. Eat At The Right Time :Eat your main meal during mid-day when your digestive fire is strongest to avoid upsetting the pitta dosha.

4. Bring Coconut Oil To Your Rescue : Incorporate coconut oil or sunflower oil into your daily routine to soothe and cool the skin.

5. Avoid Hot Drinks Or Hot Water : Opt for beverages at room temperature to maintain a balanced pitta dosha and prevent discomfort.

6. Avoid Strenuous Exercise : Engage in gentle exercises during the cooler parts of the day to prevent overheating.

7. Make Use Of Cooling Oils : Utilize sandalwood, jasmine, and khus oils, renowned for their cooling properties and delightful aroma.

8. Avoid Ice-Cold Drinks: Skip icy beverages as they can impair digestion and disrupt the body’s natural balance, leading to various health issues.

By incorporating these Ayurvedic practices into your routine, you can stay cool, comfortable, and healthy throughout the summer months. Here’s to a happy and refreshing summer season!

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