Pathya-Apathya for Otitis Media
The diet taken by a patient with ear problems should not be kaphakar.
Use of onion, ginger and garlic in food Turmeric is also very good, and must be used for spicing the meals. Food should be fresh, well-cooked, Grains likeBarley, Rye, .Oats, Millet ,red variety of rice are used
Legumes: Green or yellow mung beans or red lentils (dal) are used Spices like hing, kalmi, lavang, black pepper, ginger should be used..
Vegetables:Vegetables like Green, leafy vegetables (well cooked), white pumpkin, asparagus, artichoke, cabbage, brinjal, celery , carrots , spinach,, tomato and tender white radish , green papaya.
Dairy Products: goat’s milk, buttermilk are advisiable
Sweeteners: honey can be used.
Fruits: grapes, pomegranates, papayas , figs, apples , guava are used.
Raisins are also advisiable
Oils: All (except coconut oil) in very small amounts for cooking only.
Do Massage of the head and neck.
2.Take a hot water bath.
- Steam the face and neck:
Sour foods must be avoided as they vitiate the kapha. These include curds and fruits that are
sour in taste.
Bananas, watermelons, oranges, papayas and cucumbers must be avoided. These foods can
increase the chances of having common cold. This would aggravate the ear problem. For the
all refrigerated foods must also be avoided,
Day slleping should be avoided,
Long term exposure to cold wind should be avoided,
Overeating should be avoided,