Use of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

According to Ayurvedic literature, fruits and vegetables grown in other than their natural season should be completely avoided. Every fruit or vegetable has a natural growth duration and environment from which it derives its natural properties and constitution. A fruit grown in unnatural duration and unnatural environment will have unnatural properties, which might not be … More Use of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

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Satmya

Satmya means something that is naturally favourable or comfortable for the body.  It is said that even if something is not compatible to the human body in general, after exposure for a long time, starting with small quantities; the body makes physiological changes to adapt itself to that particular substance. It can be anything, from … More Satmya

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Sandhikal

Ritucharya for all seasons is divided in 3 parts – commencement, maintenance and withdrawal from the seasonal practices. Sandhikal is the time joining the beginning of the ensuing season and simultaneous withdrawal from the previous season. So in Sandhikal the health practices of the previous season should be gradually replaced by the new seasonal health … More Sandhikal

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Ritu

Ritu (Sanskrit: ऋतु) is the Sanskrit word for season. There are six ritu (seasons). This word comes from the Sanskrit word – Ṛtú, a fixed or appointed time, for example – appropriate time for yajna or ritual. It is derived from the word root (ऋत) meaning “order or course of things”. The body is dependent on the inputs from the … More Ritu

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