Thursday 5 July 2018

Karkidakam– The Monsoon Wellness Month of Detoxification-Rejuvenation

 Season in India especially Kerala has entered into the rainy phase and almost half of the Southwest Monsoons are over. The initial phase of monsoon sees a lot of disease outbreaks due to the polluted stagnant and flowing waters, ideal germ-vector proliferation environment and lowest level immunity in the populations. The indiscriminate and unscientific usage of the plastics especially the packing materials has turned into a big menace which acts as drain chokers and scaffolds for germ breeding. The declaration of 2018 World Environment Day theme is a proof to the menace.

 Ayurveda always has stressed the point that when the land, season and water get polluted epidemic diseases happen. The science also states that strict observance of the daily routine and seasonal regimen is the key to keeping oneself healthy during the hostile season. A healthy Ayurveda lifestyle with Dinacharya and Ritucharya bestows good health and robust immunity. The latter half of the monsoon which is the month of Karkitakam is famous for the Kerala Ayurveda Special Karkitaka Chikitsa or Varsha Charya or Monsoon Regimen which focuses on detoxifying the mind and body of the accumulations and diseases of the past months and rejuvenating the mind and body by helping to regain strength and boost immunity to stay healthy throughout the year ahead. 

 The beginning of the first day of Karkitakam coincides with Karkataka Sankranthi when the sun passes through the Tropic of Cancer. The month happens between the 17th of July to the 16th of Augustis known as the healing month. Karkidaka Chikitsa is the sum total of the therapies, medicines, diets such as Karkitaka Kanji (medicinal porridge), rituals and other Ayurveda lifestyle modification modules for a healthy life and prolonged well-being.

 Internal usage, external usage, as an auspicious offer and as a hair décor is the various forms in which the monsoon bouquet of herbs Dashapushpam is employed in Kerala society. The collection of the 10 herbs which are individually and collectively potent of cleansing the system of all type of toxins is a gift of Kerala Ayurveda to the world. Dashapushpams are an integral part of Karkitaka Chikitsa.
 At Svaztha Ayurveda Retreat we offer a tailor made comprehensive Karkitaka Chikitsa integrating the therapies, medicines, diet, Yoga and other elements. You are welcome to know more about the program by calling us on +91 4869 223595 / 9400493595 or by mailing us at

 Footnote: Svaztha Ayurveda Retreat is located just a few minutes away from the famed PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE THEKKADY. The reservoir is full with the rains and the settled monsoons bring out the virgin wildlife out of their hideouts. The Thekkady hills are a treat to the eyes during monsoon. A rejuvenated Karkitaka Chikitsa followed by a relaxing vacation floating on the boat in the serene lakes imbibing the greenery and getting excited by spotting a rare exotic forest creature is the best way to spend your monsoon holidays……… 

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