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Fall is here
with all the joys of autumn leaves, crisp apples and harvest time. Yet it also
brings change-of-season sniffles, aches and pains and insomnia. For vata, fall
can be the most challenging time of year. Support your health with warming Trinity Tea, made from Tulsi, fresh ginger and turmeric. This tea fights off viruses, calms vata and
is anti-inflammatory for aches and pains. Massage your body with sesame oil and take a warm ginger bath. And
enjoy soups and kitcheri seasoned with vata soothing spices such as cumin,
ginger and cinnamon.
Tulsi Flower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
fall provides a welcome relief from summer heat. Yet cold weather brings its
own challenges, as the fire we built up all summer long internalizes in our
body. To prevent inflammatory illnesses such as strep throat during the winter,
take advantage of fall to cleanse out old pitta with triphala or amlaki tea
before bed. You may also experience some vata
symptoms such as restlessness or backache during vata season. In that case, you
too can enjoy Tulsi, ginger and turmeric tea as well as doing self massage with
warm sunflower oil.
kapha, fall is the time to prepare for winter kapha season with the attendant
colds, flu and bronchitis. Using cleansing herbs such as triphala will help
remove the toxins which feed winter respiratory infections, while warming
blends like trikatu will also help by burning away toxins. And the magical tulsi,
ginger and turmeric tea will help you as well by inducing sweating and helping
remove kapha toxins. If you develop vata aches and pains during fall season,
rub on mustard oil or castor oil and take a hot ginger bath.
course, if you get the opportunity to do an Ayurvedic cleanse, known as Pancha Karma, fall is the
perfect time. A fall pancha karma can be a key factor in preventing winter
ailments. An Ayurvedic practitioner can help you plan a home cleanse or treatments with a pancha karma therapist.
With the support of Ayurvedic teas, spices and massage oils, you can
enjoy the beauties and richness of autumn and minimize the discomforts.