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12 Apr 2018

Karkidakam (Monsoon): The best season for Ayurvedic therapy

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Plan a relaxing and rejuvenating Ayurvedic getaway this July-August to make the most of this enigmatic season where your body is the most receptive to Ayurvedic treatments!

In Ayurveda, seasons, and how our body and mind responds to them is of paramount importance in understanding the ideal diet and therapy regime to stay at harmony with the environment around us. This brings us to an interesting question - is there a particular season when the body and mind is the most receptive to receiving ayurvedic treatments? The answer is Yes, there is ! And it’s coming upon us very soon! Karkidakam - or the monsoon/rainy season in Kerala, starts from June to Late August, and is the most suitable for the Ayurvedic treatment as the human body will be the most receptive to all Ayurvedic medicines and treatments.

At Rajah Ayurveda, we place a very special importance to this season, creating an almost month-long bespoke, all-round Ayurvedic diet and therapy regime for our patrons, tailoring it to their specific needs and requirements.
Want to know what makes this season special, and how to make the most of it? Read on!


Karkidakam is the last month of the Malayalam calendar (followed in Kerala, India), which falls during the months of July to August. With the coming of Karkidaka, the monsoon rains enters its final phase in Kerala.

This drastic transition of the seasons from the sweltering summer to heavy rainfall has a profound impact on our body’s strength and immunity, which is why it is extremely important that we take great care of our diet and health at this time! The heavy rains and chilly winds during monsoon creates the potential to throw off the balance of the body’s three doshas (Do read our article on demystifying Doshas to know more) and the weak digestive system affects our natural immunity, making the body an easy target for pathogens and diseases. It is said that during Karkidakam, our vital digestive functioning, or ‘digestive fire’, weakens due to the weather conditions. This is why, it is crucial to pay close attention to your body and its health at this time.

The best season for Ayurvedic therapy?

The best season for Ayurvedic therapy?

Wondering what makes this rainy, cloudy season the best time to undergo a deep and thorough Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies? It is during this specific season when the body’s receptive to receive Ayurvedic treatments and medication is at its peak, maximizing its profound positive impact on the mind and body. The moist climate play a vital role in opening up all the pores of the skin, ensuring that every treatment and herb used is absorbed and imbibed in the best way possible.
Ayurveda identified certain key herbs and therapies - termed Karkidakam therapy - that held the power to combat the volatility of this change in season, and to rejuvenate a person for the rest of the year.

A thorough and successful Karkidakam therapy leaves you revitalized, refreshed and with the following health benefits through the rest of the year!

  • Detoxification of the entire system
  • A boost to immunity
  • Complete rejuvenation of the body and the mind
  • Break down of fat deposits and toning of body.
  • Alleviate current health concerns

The Karkidaka therapies are a means to keep in check the increase of Vata, Pitta and Kapha and increase the immunity of the body. And these therapies help an individual to go through the rest of the year by having a recharged and energized body and mind.

Karkidaka therapies can not only neutralize many diseases caused by the change in climatic conditions, but also can avoid health problems that spring from the modern way of life and faulty eating habits. Ayurvedic oil therapies and those prescribed under the Panchakarma treatment are recommended during this season for cleansing the body system. The traditional system of Ayurvedic medicines helps us to live in perfect harmony with the nature.

A month of special diet + Round the clock rejuvenation therapies:

At Rajah Ayurveda, each Karkidakam Ayurvedic therapy regime is individually designed around the patron’s specific constitution and their accumulat ed toxins. A special gruel, called the Karkidaka Kanji, made of therapeutic herbs, is a crucial part of the diet this season, and is prepared to be eaten through the month to clear out all toxins for the body. The therapy usually starts with a 21 days but can be extended up to as long as 28 days or more, providing a thorough and all-round treatment, tailored exclusively to rejuvenate each patron to the fullest!

Karkidaka Kanji, made of therapeutic herbs

As you can tell, the wonders of Ayurveda are never ending, and it teaches a very important lesson about how we should all live in harmony with nature, and respects its myriad shades and changes. Only then will we stay rooted to a harmonious and fulfilling life. Do stay tuned to know more about the perfect diet and therapies one can indulge in during Karkidakam. Rajah Ayurveda has already begun taking in reservations from our patrons, and tailoring a bespoke Rejuvenation experience for them. To know more, do not hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy to create a tailor made wellness experience for you, this Karkidakam!