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Celebrate Holi the Ayurvedic Way”: Dr. Partap Chauhan

• Dr.Partap Chauhan of Jiva Ayurveda explains the science behind Holi and therefore the importance of its celebration within the Ayurvedic way during a briefing

• He also shares common Ayurvedic remedies to manage adverse effects of synthetic colours on skin.

“Playing Holi features a hidden health significance. Herbal colours lovingly applied on the skin gently exfoliates and promotes growth of latest skin cells, even as nature starts sprouting new leaves and flowers with the arrival of spring.” said Dr Partap Chauhan, Director, Jiva Ayurveda.

Briefing the media on the connection between Holi and Ayurveda, Dr. Chauhan said that consistent with Ayurveda, illnesses are a results of disturbances of the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and water within the body. The imbalances end in three doshas of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Among the main factors that cause these imbalances are changes within the seasons. Hence, Ayurveda prescribes certain seasonal regimen (Ritucharya) to stop health problems.

He said that Holi may be a a part of the regimen for the season of vasant (spring), the start of warmer days. The sudden rise within the temperature, along side the increasing humidity, in spring melts the kapha (phlegm) within the body and may cause many kapha-related diseases. The Holi festival was originally conceived to urge the body obviate liquefied kapha and to revive the three doshas to their natural states.

The highlight of Holi is twiddling with colours. Colour powders were traditionally prepared from Ayurvedic herbs like neem (Azadirachta indica) and henna (Lawsonia inermis) for green, kumkum and raktachandan (Pterocarpus santalinus) for red, haldi (Curcuma longa) for yellow, jacaranda flowers for blue and herbs like bilva (Aegle marmelos), amaltas (Cassia fistula), marigold (Tagetus erecta) and yellow chrysanthemums for various other hues. These colour powders have kapha-reducing properties.

Spraying the herbal and water colours, help the medicinal components to enter and detox the skin. Dr Chauhan urged the general public to use only organic, herbal colour powders to reap rich health benefits.

Talking about safety precautions people can fancy protect their eyes and skin, Dr Chauhan said, “Most colours available within the market today are chemical-based and unsafe. they will leave rashes on the skin. it's important to use mustard oil everywhere the body each day before Holi. this may keep the skin protected and also allow you to get rid of the colors with ease. One also can apply many copra oil . This acts as a protecting agent and prevents colours from penetrating deep into the roots.

If there are rashes, we will apply multani mitti on affected areas. Another good home remedy is to form a paste by mixing gram flour, vegetable oil and milk cream in perfume . Applying this paste on the affected areas cures rashes.”

Dr Chauhan said that since people enjoys tons of fried snacks and sweets on the day of Holi, it can cause constipation or gastric discomfort. Hence, additionally to caring for the skin, it's important to make sure digestive health. Fruit and vegetable-based meals are better fitted to the transitional weather . Staying hydrated is additionally vital . The pre-Spring sun and dryness in air absorbs moisture faster than people realize. Keep alittle sipper of water with you and take a sip or two once every while.

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