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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Healthy Drinks For Refreshing And Cool Summer


Summer is the upcoming season. In ayurveda, all seasonal life styles and ayurvedic diet plan is explained by the aacharya. A year is divided into two kaals. Adaan kaal (Uttarayana) and Visarga kaal (dakshinayana). Each season lasts for 2 months. Each kaals mainly consists of three ritus. Adaan kaal consists of shishir ritu (winter season), vasant ritu (spring season) and grishma ritu (summer season). Visarga kaal consists of varsha ritu (rainy season), sharad ritu(autumn season) and hemant ritu (pre-winter in season). In adaan kaal – the sun and the wind are very powerful. During this time the energy level is very low. So we have to take drinks that boost our energy. Now we will discuss the various drinks and smoothies that should be given to individuals according to the dosha. Now the summer season has come. We have to face various problems like lethargy, loss of energy in the body. Let's start!

Healthy drinks for refreshing and cool summer


Now the summer season has come. In the summer season, we are so excited to play and travel in hilly areas. With this we also have to take care of our body because during this season there is a loss of energy and also a decrease in the diet of individuals. During this time there is a loss of water and electrolyte from the body so we have to take care regarding the fluid loss in our body. So we have to drink adequate water the whole day.

Adaan Kaal

During this time the sun wards off all the energy from the individual body and the sun also wards off the cooling qualities of earth. Therefore there is a loss of strength from the body. So the individual feels lethargic and exhausted the whole time.

Grishma Ritycharya (Summer Season)-

It mainly starts from mid may to mid july. This season is extremely hot and the environment is prevalent with unhealthy air. During this season all the rivers and lakes are dried up. All the plants are liveless and all the strength of the individual becomes weakened. During this time there is a deposition of the vataj dosha in the body but the kapha dosha is quite relaxed during the season. Agni of the individual person remains in the mild condition. During this season we have to avoid lavan rasa, katu rasa and usna foods. At this time we have to balance the vata dosha because as we said already that during this season, there is a deposition of vata dosha.

Diet Routine During Summer Season

At this time light processed food should be taken. In ayurveda, it is said that during summer season – madhur (sweet) snigdha (unctuous) sheeta (cool) and drava (fluid) rich food should be taken. During this season, drinking lots of water and different fruit juices like cola water, mango, buttermilk etc. At the time of sleep you should have milk with sugar. At last lavana and food with katu rasa (sharp) amla rasa (acrid) and usna nourishments are evaded.

Life Style Followed In Summer Season

  • During the season, you have to keep remaining in the cooling spots like river areas, water parks etc.
  • Applying the sandalwood and all other aromatics pastes all over the body to keep yourself calm.
  • Wearing light clothes and take sleep at the day time which is useful for individual health. Take a night sleep in the fresh air.
  • AVOIDANCE of Excessive workout, alcohol intake and sexual intercourse should be avoided.

Intake Of Fluids Accordings To Dosha And Prakriti

In ayurveda mainly three types of dosha and prakriti are explained as we know there are three types of the dosha is – vata pitta and kapha. Prakriti is also of three types – ekdoshaja, dwidoshaja and samdoshaja -

1. Vata Dosha

In ayurveda it is correlated with free space in the body. Vata dosha is predominant at the time of old ages (after 60 years) It links with the movements and change. It is predominantly correlated with the nervous system, controlling breathing and with the blinking of the eyes. People who have -dominant vata dosha individual are more energetic, creative and flexible. They have fine hair and dry skin. Vataj people easily change their moods. Their emotions include anxiety, fear and nervousness. They are mentally active and quick talkative. Vataj people have complaints of mostly joint pain.

Vata Diet

Vataj individuals should take a diet which increases the kapha qualities like heaviness and smoothness because it balances the coldness and lightness of vataj gunas. In ayurveda, individuals have moist and heavy goods that digest easily.

Juice And Smoothies Recommended For Vataj Individual

  1. Banana with fresh lemon juice and cilantro.
  2. Green mango juices with lime pepper and salts.
  3. Fresh juice of the seasonal fruits like mango, grapes, cucumber and beet roots.
  4. Spicy green lassi
  5. Watermelon juice.
  6. Papaya shake and juice.

2. Pitta Dosha

This dosha is prominent at adults age (30 - 60YEARS). It is a bodily energy that mainly comprises fire with some water. It helps to regulate digestion of food and it also links with immunity, body metabolism and the body temperature. Pitta also associates with transformation and activity. It is said to be oily, intense and sharp.

Juice And Smoothies For The Pitta Dosha Person

  1. Fresh juice of apple, pomegranate, plum, red grapes and aloe vera.
  2. Watermelon and lime
  3. Cucumber and coconut juice
  4. Sugarcane juice

3. Kapha Dosha

It mainly contains water and earth in its composition. It provides stability in the body and moisturizes the skin and it heals the wound. It also had links to the lubrication and structure.

Juice For Kapha Individual

  1. Juice of the apple, cranberries, blueberries, pear, cucumber etc.
  2. Peppermint cocoa shake
  3. Orange juice
  4. Mint berry juice
  5. Peach and strawberry juice

In ayurveda it is important to balance the dosha in the body that will maximize the positive effect in the body. If there is imbalance in the dosha then it causes a negative effect in our body. When all dosha are in the same proportion then it is known as sam dosha prakriti.


Summer is a season of happiness and joy. During this season the temperature is so warm. So we have to take care regarding this. During this time individuals have to take more fluid orally. Here we explain the intake of fluid according to dosha and keep yourself fresh and calm. In summer every individual feels lethargy and exhausted the whole time. To prevent this you have to take a light diet which can be easily digested. During this our digestion fire becomes mild or weak. So we have to take more oral tests. We have to spend more time in cool and calm areas like gardens, water parks, and hilly areas to keep ourselves fresh. In summer our energy level is very low so we have to boost our energy by taking fresh juice, fruits, and smoothies which are good for our health and prevent our body from fluid and electrolyte loss. So we have to follow ayurveda in our day to day life. It makes our body healthy and free from various diseases.

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