Vasantha Vamana

A complete summer care

According to the Hindu calendar ‘Vasanta Ritu’ covers the Chaitra (March – April) and Vaishaka masa’s (April – May months). Since Vasantha comes in the middle of Aadaana Kala or Uttaraayana, when the Sun travels northwards, the climate is naturally hot and dry. The Sun is located in Meena and Mesha Rashi. The season is Aagneya (Fiery) since it is ruled by the Sun. The strength of the Moon and its impact on the earth and life will be less. In this season the Rookshata (dryness) will be moderate. Vamana or therapeutic emesis is one of the primary treatments for Kapha Dosha. Vasantha Ritu is the Prakopa Kala of the Kapha Dosha. Vamana can be performed in healthy individuals during Vasantha Ritu to cure and prevent Kapha prevalent diseases.

The combination of Vayu and Sun will squeeze away the wetness and watery contents of the world. Thus we feel depleted and dehydrated. The strength of Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter) and Kashaya (Astringent) Rasa’s will increase in Aadaana Kaalae, especially that of Kashaya rasa in Vasanta Ritu. We become comparably weak due to depletion of Bala (strength energy and immunity) in moderation.

Management of health issues in Vasantha Ritu

Since it is the Kapha and the Kapha related diseases which bothers an individual in this season the Panchakarma measures (cleansing, purification and detoxification methods explained in Ayurveda) can be adapted. With particular emphasis on Vamana (therapeutic vomiting) and Virechana (therapeutic purgation), which are purification treatments of choice when Kapha is involved. Since even a healthy person can get Kapha related problems, Vamana and Virechana can be taken prophylactically (as a preventive measure.) These measures will not only detoxify your mind, but they will also build up immunity and keep you healthy.

The treatment provided in our hospital is detoxification therapy and useful in treating ailments like allergy, asthma, skin diseases, hyperacidity, indigestion, vitiligo, joint disorders, etc.