Benefits of Ayurveda Karkidaka Kanji in Kerala Karkidaka Chiktisa

Karkidaka Chikitsa is one of the seasonal Ayurvedic treatment offered in Kerala during the month of Malayalam month Karkidakam, which falls during the heavy South-west monsoon season July-August. Karkidaka treatment is administered to boost immunity and to restore your health throughout the year. This article discusses the major benefits of Karkidaka Kanji, an Ayurvedic porridge given as part of the Karkidaka Chikitsa

Kerala, God's own country has got some very special attributes that make it a different one from the entire lot. Apart from merely being a treat to the eyes it also gives a lifetime experience for your mind and soul. From many centuries Ayurveda treatment in Kerala is gaining huge popularity and has a very large and a happy customer base. Ayurveda is a species of Indian traditional knowledge which is very much a part and parcel of Kerala.

Ayurveda is considered sacred as it is claimed to have been emanated from the Gods. It has originated in India 5000 years back. Though it might not have originated in India, the Ashtvaidyans family which practised the Ashtvaidya procedures were from Kerala. These procedures were passed from generations to generations and have now developed for further ameliorating human existence. So, one can say that it has emanated from Kerala itself. One of the other major reasons for the growth and flourishing of the Ayurveda in Kerala is also because of the availability of natural resources in huge quantities. The people have started shifting completely to Ayurveda because of the no side-effect thing, extremely high performances and millions of satisfied consumers. In this article, you will learn more about a special form of Ayurveda and its significance

Ayurvedic Karkidaka Chikitsa

The entire nation drops a heartbeat when Monsoon hits the Eastern Ghats. With the arrival of Monsoons, we witness the jaw-dropping beauty of a variety of places especially Kerala. The Malayalee and other natives of Kerala are one of the luckiest people to witness such beautiful and amazing experience in Kerala. The natives, however, face a lot of hygiene issues here, firstly, Kerala is a very rich country in the context of natural resources. Kerala is surrounded by a variety of green luscious trees, wild plants and many such exotic bushes and they have been left there without being disturbed. This leads to the second issue which is a variety of insects thriving because of this. Water stagnation that happens in monsoons is one of the major reasons behind the breeding of a variety of mosquitoes. The essence of Kerala is by the people who make it a beautiful and self-equipped city. In order to have a complete mental tranquillity and good physical health, they practise the Karkidaka Chikitsa. Karkidaka Chikitsa is a kind of complete mental and physical detoxification process which is practised very meticulously by the Keralites from a very long period of time. This does not merely lead to mental and physical detoxification but also revives your inner beauty. So, in case this monsoon you are planning to focus on your beauty and mental peace, this might be a great idea. The general time frame of this treatment ranges from 7 to 41 days.

The Karkidakam is the last month of the Malayalee. As per the Malayalam calendar, Karkidakam is the last month which majorly falls during July or August. This is that month of the year where because of humidity your pores open up naturally that makes you more receptive towards the treatment. This treatment comprises of four major acts that comprise of diverse acts which are specially targeted towards the entire physical, mental and spiritual health of the individual. The first act is oil massaging. Oil massage is all you need when your body needs a complete revitalisation. The treatment providers move their hands in circular motions after applying oil on your body. They use certain hot and essential oils which give strength and rejuvenate your body. The second procedure is Panchakarma. This treatment is a little complex as it uses certain difficult techniques that expose your body to demanding circumstances and then extract the best possible results. The techniques used are intensive and tough for instance oil massage and sweating, vomiting therapy, medicated drops poured through the nose and medicated decoctions administered through the rectum. During the treatment, you are offered a special kind of food which is known as Karkidaka Kanji. The last and the most essential part of the chikitsa is Sukha Chikitsa which is administered to the people who are healthy to prevent the attack of diseases and illness. It involves serving the Karkidaka Kanji and medicated oil massages.

The Karkidaka Chikitsa is like a complete breakthrough in the art of Ayurveda as it gives you complete tranquillity and helps you to connect with God. Today we lack mental peace, abstract thinking and we are heading towards nowhere. This treatment actually helps you to get through these perplexities so that you can meditate and find joy in small things. The therapy works miraculously on arthritis, diabetes, cholesterol and other typical old age health conditions.

Benefits of Karkidaka Kanji

Every treatment has its own speciality food. Karikidaka Kanji is the special food that is served during the Karkidaka Chikitsa. Karkidaka kanji is known for having tremendous health impacts during the Karkidaka Chikitsa. It is also known as Oushadha Kanji. The diet is specifically formulated keeping in consideration the needs of the treatment that the people are undergoing. The diet increases your immunity and acts as a catalyst in your entire process. It serves as a catalyst for effective detoxification. This is a kind of special soup that is made to help you overcome various diseases during the Karkidaka season. The porridge has special therapeutic powers to cure a variety of body ailments. The Karkidaka Chikitsa puts you through an extremely tedious and intensive therapy for rejuvenating your physical and mental well-being. The porridge prepared has certain medicinal properties that help you cope up with the therapy. There are techniques involved in this therapy where you are made to vomit and also decoctions are inserted through rectums, so it becomes quintessential that you eat healthy and easily digestible food. So, this porridge is provided which is not only tasty but also good for your health. Its preparation involves certain essential plants from the Kerala forests, rice, jaggery and coconut milk. So, you can see that it is extremely light on your body.

The medicinal porridge is usually advised to be consumed for a period of 7 to 21 days. The porridge apart from being a great appetizer has astonishing health benefits like it treats diabetes, reduces cholesterol, treats arthritis, helps in quick digestion and removes toxins from the body. The major purpose of being a part of this entire therapy is rejuvenating your body and soul. The processes involved in Ayurvedic Karkidaka Chikitsa provides you with the exact results that they vouch for. There is no strict guideline for preparing this porridge and everyone prepares it according to a standard that has been prescribed to them making changes to it as per their requirements.

Karkidaka Chikitsa is one of the major therapies that are offered in Kerala for complete physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The therapy sessions involve reciting hymns, scriptures and Satsang (spiritual gatherings) which make a person acquainted to his self. The Karkidaka therapy can range from 1 week to 3 and a half months depending upon the duration for which you want to stay and the amount of time you are able to award for it. For the best results, you need to complete the entire process along with the consumption of Karkidaka Kanji. So, if you are planning to visit Kerala this monsoon and you know of someone who is in severe health conditions or is looking for spiritual well-being, this would be the right place to be.


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