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For better digestion, skin care, and higher metabolism, warm water is best. In fact, it's also great for relieving congestion when you have a cough or cold. Cold water, on the other hand, is great for post-exercise rehydration because our bodies absorb cold water better when dehydrated. It's also the best in warmer weather to decrease body temperature and prevent water loss through sweating.
Dosha imbalances, especially of pitta, lead to retinal malfunction or dryness of the eyes. Go easy on spicy food and eat veggies and fruits rich in vits A and C, like bitter gourd, mangoes, and amla, and dairy products like milk and ghee. Wash your eyes with plain cold water or by mixing triphala powder in it. Try procedures like tarpana and nasya after consulting an Ayurvedic doctor. Don't stay up late or sleep during the day.
Drinking cold water, especially in summer, feels heavenly. It helps you cool down in a matter of seconds. But ever thought about how it might be harming your body? You've enough reasons to restrict the use of cold water as it affects your digestive tract in harmful ways. Drinking cold water shrinks blood vessels, weakens immune system, and causes indigestion. Drink warm or room temperature water to keep health issues away.