Diet for Early Summer
During early summer due to the northern course of the sun and the longer days of heat, the sun draws up the moisture of nature and due to the drying up roughness is produced. Sweet, cool, liquid, fatty food and drinks are beneficial. Day sleep is mostly indicated. Wine is indicated in small quantity with plenty of water or should be avoided completely. Excessive salt, sour, pungent, hot things, physical activity and sexual intercourse is nonbeneficial and to be avoided. The food prescribed during early summer thru late summer should be had in the midday when the digestion is the strongest.
Diet in the early half of summer season:
Cereals: Wheat, Millet, Shashtishali or sixty day harvested rice
Pulses: Mung, Red lentil, and Pigeon Peas
Vegetables: Cucumber, Bitter melon, Sorrel, Fenugreek, White onions, Ivy Gourd, and Snake gourd
Meats: Desert animals broth without spices, goat, deer and rabbits. Soups are to be very much preferred
Milk: Curds, Ghee, and Milk,
Fruits: Watermelons, Cantaloupe, Mangos, Grapes, Gambhool, Sweet Bananas, Amalaki, Pomegranate, Lemon
Drinks: All cool drinks prepared from fruit juices added with sugar and lemon, Sugarcane juice. Alcoholic drinks are contraindicated and are to be massively diluted with water if taken at all.
Miscellaneous: Honey, Cow’s urine, Sweet and cold liquids, Oily, light quality of food is prepared with the absence of salt, sour and pungent tastes.
Lifestyle in early summer
Bathing with cold water and swimming, after bath application of the paste of Sandalwood, Agarwood or Eaglewood, Vetiver etc.
Clothing: Thin, soft, cotton clothes, also wear the garlands of scented flowers, pearls and quartz crystal as jewellery.
Exercise: Minimum exercise
Sex: Undertaken rarely
House: It should be cool, apply curtains of Mango leaves and Vetiver. Artificial ventilation and/or light air conditioning can be tried
Sleep: Naps in the gardens or where there is a thick dense forest where the sun’s rays are blocked. Sleep outdoors maybe on the terrace in the cool moonlight. On a bed which is very soft, smooth, and light and with flowers.
Miscellaneous: Hand fans can be used that are made of peacock feathers or leaves of vetiver