The time for Ayurvedic rejuvenation
Known as the land of Ayurveda, the state of Kerala has an unbroken tradition of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the oldest healthcare system in the world which has stood for the wholesome physical, mental and spiritual growth of humanity.
In Kerala, monsoon which comes in the month of June to August is also the season of rejuvenation. During this time, people take special diets and special therapies, prescribed by Ayurveda, to revitalize their minds and bodies. Many traditional treatments that offer holistic healthcare get into vogue during the monsoon season.
The Ayurvedic treatment during the southwest monsoon period is widely known as karkitaka chikitsa, which is a rejuvenation therapy considered most effective during the Malayalam month of karkitakam (the month of July/August).
Panchakarma, a rejuvenation therapy comprising five modes of treatment as prescribed in Ayurveda is done during the southwest monsoon time.