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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Herbal Remedies for Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia) - Causes, Symptoms & Ayurvedic Treatment

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Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia) is a parasite responsible for causing infection of the small intestine. It is one of the most common cause of parasitic gastrointestinal disease.

Giardia lamblia exists in two forms, an active form called a trophozoite and an inactive form is known as cyst. The active trophozoite gets attached to the lining of the small intestine and is responsible for causing signs and symptoms of giardiasis.

Giardiasis is not an infectious disease as the trophozoite cannot live outside the body therefore it cannot spread infection to others. On the other hand, the active cyst can exist for prolonged periods outside the body.

Cysts of Giardia are present in the faeces of an infected person. Thus, the infection is spread from one person to another by contamination.

When it is ingested by contaminated food or water, the acid present in stomach activates the cyst and the cyst develops into the disease causing trophozoite. It takes ingestion of only 10 cysts to cause an infection.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GIARDIASIS?

The most common symptoms of giardiasis include diarrhoea and abdominal pain.

Others symptoms of Giardiasis are:

  • Bloating
  • Malaise
  • Nausea followed by vomiting or without vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Malabsorption
  • Weight loss

The symptoms may begin for at least 7 days following infection but can occur as long as 3 or more weeks later.

In many patients who are not treated, infection may last for several months to years.

The symptoms may continue because of the condition referred to as post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF GIARDIASIS?

The cause of the continuing symptoms is not clear but it may due to the bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine.

According to Ayurveda, the cause of parasitic infections is the weak digestive fire (agni). Impaired digestion is the major factor for creating the favourable conditions for parasites entering and reproducing in the body. People having healthy Pitta dosha can burn up parasites before these parasites cause harm to them. Thus, balanced Pitta (digestive fire) is necessary to keep the infections at bay. Parasites mainly affects those people who have imbalanced Vata and Kapha doshas in the body.

Once a parasite takes up residence in the intestine, it leeches essential nutrients required by the body and creates such a condition that becomes a breeding ground for the bacteria, fungi and yeast.

TREATMENT

Modern medicine includes the prescription of antibiotics such as metronidazole, furazolidone, albendazole etc. These antibiotics have certain side effects such as nausea and metallic taste in the mouth.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda various herbal remedies which are safe, natural to use and are very effective. These remedies strengthen the digestive system and maintain the intestinal flora.

Herbal Remedies Include:

  1. Digestion Support
  2. Sanjeevani Vati
  3. Bael Churna
  4. Pitta Balance
  5. Green Essentials

Herbal Remedies for Giardia lamblia

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1. Digestion Support

Digestion Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a 100% pure product taken from the best quality digestive herbs. These herbs have been used since centuries for their wonderful actions on the digestive system. These capsules are very effective for various kinds of gastrointestinal infections. These capsules work on the root cause of all digestive disorders.

Ingredients of Digestion Support Capsules are:

Sr. No.

Herb used

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Amla

Emblica officinalis

100 mg

2.

Haritaki

Terminalia chebula

100 mg

3.

Bahera

Terminalia bellerica

100 mg

4.

Sounf

Foeniculum vulgare

50 mg

5.

Dhania

Coriander sativum

50 mg

6.

Pippali

Piper longum

50 mg

7.

Jeerak

Cyminum cuminum

50 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Sanjeevani Vati

Ama or endotoxins is the root cause of any problem according to Ayurveda as it leads to the blockage of channels. Sanjeevani Vati is an ancient Ayurvedic formula to combat ama in the body. It also ignites the digestive fire and also helps in burning the accumulated metabolites.

Dose: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily.

3. Belgiri Churna

Belgiri Churna is prepared form Aegle marmelos. It is very effective in every kind of infection because of its anti-bacterial properties. It has anti-fungal, anti-viral characteristics as well. It helps the body to get rid of rotavirus, giardia and also prohibits the invasion of the bacteria in the gastro-intestinal tract and in the gut.

Dose: 1-2 tablespoons twice daily.

4. Pitta Balance

Imbalance of Pitta Dosha in the body leads to various infections as well as gastrointestinal problems. Pitta Balance Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a wonderful combination of cooling compounds that restore the pitta balance quickly and are a rich source of calcium too.

Ingredients of Pitta Balance Capsules are:

Sr. No.

English Name

Classical Ayurvedic Name

Quantity

1.

Coral Calcium

Praval Pishti

125 mg

2.

Agate Calcium

Akik Pishti

125 mg

3.

An ayurvedic calcium compound

Jahar Mohra Pishti

125 mg

4.

An ayurvedic Calcium Compound

Kamdudha Ras

125 mg

5.

Pearl Calcium

Mukta Pishti

50 mg

6.

Tinospora cordifolia stem extract

Giloy Satva

125 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

5. Green Essentials

Green Essentials herbal supplement of Planet Ayurveda contains many splendid natural herbs which are well known for their abundant health benefits. Herbal medicines like Green Essentials are mainly based on the plants. It is a rich source of anti-oxidants and are known to clear heavy metals.

Ingredients of Green Essentials are:

Sr. No.

Herb used

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Grape seed

Vitis vinifera

100 mg

2.

Wheat grass

Triticulum aestivum

100 mg

3.

Spirulina

Spirulina platensis

100 mg

4.

Green Tea

Camellia sinesis

100 mg

5.

Amla

Emblica officinalis

100 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

DIET

  • In addition to these herbal remedies, avoid food products that create Ama or impurities in the body such as frozen foods, processed foods or leftover foods.
  • Include foods that are warm, little in quantity and easy to digest. These foods will help in cleansing the parasites.
  • Minimise the intake of sweets as bacteria and yeast flourish with sugary substances.
  • Include spices such as ginger, black pepper, pippali, asafoetida in the diet.
  • Ginger tea is very beneficial in eliminating the toxins and to strengthen the digestive fire.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

Monday, June 18, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Motor Neuron Diseases (MND) - Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis

WHAT IS MOTOR NEURON DISEASE (MND)?

motor neuron diseases

Motor neuron diseases is a rare condition that can affect the brain along with nerves. It creates weakness which can become worse with time. It sometimes can prove to be fatal and also can decrease the life span of a person. But there are still people who thrive to live with this disorder. It is reported that it cannot be cured easily, but few treatments helps to mitigate the impact which it can have on your daily life.

SYMPTOMS

Motor neuron disease symptoms start developing gradually.

  • One may start feeling weakness in the ankles and legs which can make you fall and even climb up and down stairs.
  • It also creates a slurred speech which leads to difficulty in swallowing of certain food items.
  • A person may develop a weak grip and might drop things finding it difficult to open containers and button up a shirt too.
  • Experiencing muscle cramps and twitches too.
  • A person might lose weight from arms or leg muscles and become thin over time.
  • It sometimes become difficult stopping a person from crying or laughing continuously in different situations.

CAUSES

Motor neuron disease usually affects people when they reach 60s or 70s, but it might affect person of any age.

It is reported to happen due to dysfunction of cells found in the brain and nerves which are known as motor neurons. When these cells start acting abnormal and suddenly stop working, symptoms start to develop.

DIAGNOSIS

It is not easy to diagnose this disease in very early stages. There is no best single test for it as many symptoms can be similar too.

A good neurologist might advise you with below:-

  1. Samples for Blood tests
  2. Scan of the brain along with its spine for images
  3. Few tests for measuring electrical activity of your affected muscles and nerves
  4. A lumbar puncture done with a very thin needle for removing and testing the fluid of your spine

But there are some Ayurvedic formulations, which are having good results for this motor neurone disorder. These formulations are manufactured by Planet Ayurveda. These herbal formulations are 100% safe and natural.

Herbal Remedies for Motor Neuron Diseases (MND)

Let's discuss them in detail:-

1. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi Capsules obtained from pure extract of herb Brahmi. Brahmi herb pacifies the Pitta and Kapha doshas in the body. It helps to provide relief from the symptoms like: stress, headache, anxiety, brain complications and helps in keeping the mind calm and relaxed. Bacosides an active compound which is present in it helps in regenerating the brain cells. There is no harm in taking brahmi capsules for longer periods of time. It supports nervous system as a whole. This herb also has a strong affinity for lymph, nervous system, blood, urinary tract, circulatory and digestive systems. It is used for overall strengthening and energy promotion of the body.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Gotukola Capsules

Gotukola Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the pure extract of the herb Centella asiatica. This herb supports healthy blood circulation, maintains healthy brain and balances all the three doshas of the body: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Gotukola herb helps in relaxing central nervous system and slows down the effects of aging.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

These are pure natural capsules that are obtained from Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha). It is the most commonly herb used in Ayurveda which works on the nervous system as it possesses natural rejuvenating properties. It is helpful in relieving all types of nervous related disorders like: paralysis, Alzheimer's disease etc. This herb works on the non-specific basis to normalize the physiological functions by working on neuroendocrine system.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

4. Medhya Churna

The product medhya churna is reported to be a natural brain supplement that works wonderfully in lowering down anxiety, improve memory. It is a 100% natural formula which is made up of natural herbs having wonderful medicinal properties. It is an excellent brain and nerve tonic which is known to rejuvenate the nervous system.

Ingredients of Medhya Churna are:-

  1. Vacha (Acorus calamus): 50 gm
  2. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): 5 gm
  3. Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum): 5 gm
  4. Shwet Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum): 5 gm
  5. Krishna Jeerak (Carum carvi): 5 gm
  6. Sonth (Zingiber officinale): 5 gm
  7. Marich (Piper nigrum): 5 gm
  8. Pipali (Piper longum): 5 gm
  9. Patha (Cissampelos pareira): 5 gm
  10. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis): 5 gm
  11. Brahmi (Bacopa monneiri): 5 gm

Dosage: 1 tsp. of powder twice daily or 5 grams twice daily.

5. Memory Support

Planet Ayurveda offers the Memory Support Capsules to manage the problem of Meniere's disease. This herbal product is available in the form of capsules. Memory support capsules a pure blend of herbs which are given below -

Ingredients:-

  1. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
  2. Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  3. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  4. Mulethi (Glycerrhiza glabra)

Benefits:-

Above mentioned herbs have wonderful properties, used in the formulation of memory support. These herbs support the good brain health and help to provide the relief in the symptoms associated with Meniere's disease like spinning (vertigo), ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and pressure in ear. These herbs also help to manage the recurrent episodes of vertigo which is associated with vomiting and nausea.

Dosage:- 1 capsule two times in a day with plain water after meals.

6. Digestion Support

These are made from pure extracts of best quality herbs such as Amlaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Babhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Madhurika (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhanaka (Coriander sativum), Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum) and Pippali (Piper longum). All these herbs work synergistically to provide a number of benefits to the individuals.

Benefits:-

  • Helps to improve metabolism and fights issues like bloating of gas, cramps and acidity.
  • Strengthens the whole digestive tract.
  • Absorb the nutrients efficiently and rejuvenate all body parts.
  • Enhances defense mechanism and protect from many other ailments.

Dosage:- 1 capsule two times in a day with plain water after meals.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Herbal Remedies for Myotonic Dystrophy - Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

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Myotonic dystrophy which is also called as dystrophia myotonica, is a genetic disorder that affects muscle function. It is the condition with gradual worsening muscle loss and weakness. Contracted muscles became unable to relax well. It is typically inherited from parents in an autosomal dominant fashion. Myotonic dystrophy is the most common muscular dystrophy of adulthood (onset typically in between 20's & 30's but can occur in any age group).

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Signs and symptoms can occur at any time from childhood to adulthood. General weakness is the typical symptom of myotonic dystrophy that usually begins in the muscles of face, neck, hands and feet. Symptoms are peculiar with slow progression and affects multi organ system level including heart. Other symptoms include;

  • Poor vision or cataract (cortical cataract with blue dot appearance or posterior subcapsular cataract)
  • Intellectual disability
  • Heart conduction problems
  • Early balding in men
  • Infertility in male patients
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • Neck lifting becomes difficult due to muscle weakness

MANAGEMENT OF MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

It is a bitter truth that myotonic dystrophy is of no cure as it is having genetic association. Main focus should be on managing the complications of the disease. Main objective of the medical care is to enhance the quality of life of the patient. Muscle strengthening physical activities like aerobic exercises is recommended. Mobility aids and adaptive equipments should be made available for the patients as there is muscle weakness and visual impairment.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY AND AYURVEDA

In Ayurveda, myotonic dystrophy is connected with mamsakshaya. Imbalance of vata dosha along with pitta and sapta dhathu accounts for the mamsakshaya. Dhatu agni also plays a vital role in sapta dhatu vitiation including mamsa. In Ayurveda myotonic dystrophy is managed by balancing vata pitta dosha, regulating dhatu agni and increasing muscle strength.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Planet Ayurveda put forwards its magical combination of formulations to manage myotonic dystrophy. All these formulation are purely natural devoid of any preservatives, chemicals, binders, artificial flavors etc. These formulations are aimed at improving the quality of life, managing the complications, increasing muscle strength and modulating the immune system.

The herbal remedies for myotonic dystrophy include:

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Gotukola Capsules
  3. Musli Strength
  4. Yograj Guggul
  5. Vrihat Vaatchintamani Ras
  6. Dhanwantarm Oil

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) is a potent Adaptogenic i.e. highly effective in managing stress. Ashwagandha is very popular for its capacity to lower the blood pressure and promoting heart health. Improving heart health is of prime importance in managing myotonic dystrophy. Problems relating to cardio pulmonary system account for the death in most of the myotonic dystrophy victim. It helps to prevent the immunosuppressive activity of the body. It also helps in muscle strengthening and muscle building especially in children.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

2. Gotukola Capsules

These capsules are prepared from the standardized herbal extract of centella asiatica. Muscular dystrophy can be considered as both physical and mental illness. Gotu kola plays a very beneficial role in heart diseases. Also these are effective in fatigue. It also helps in increasing the venous sufficiency. It is also very useful in lowering the blood pressure and helps to resolve the symptoms including heart failure, angina, fatigue & syncope etc.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

3. Musli Strength

This is formulated with musli (chlorophytum borivilianum) and gokshura (tribulus terrestris) and is excellent in maintaining healthy life. Musli is a wonder herb and medicinal plant and is used as a tonic. It is very useful in increasing the general immunity of the body. Also it is very beneficial in curing male impotency as it have spermatogenic property. Musli is very useful in general weakness and fatigue. Musli will give a feeling of vigour and well being. Gokshura also helps to improve vigour. It can be used as a food supplement and incredibly helps in body building and training. It is also helpful in cardiovascular disorders maintaining a healthy heart. Gokshura is an effective rasayana, rejuvenating the health.

Dosage: 1 tsp twice daily after food with lukewarm water or milk.

4. Yograj Guggul

It is a classic Ayurveda formulation widely used in muscular disorders. The main ingredients of yograj guggul include;

  • Commiphora mukul (guggulu)
  • Cyperus rotundus (musthaka)
  • Plumbago zeylanica (chitraka)
  • Emblica officianalis (amalaki)
  • Terminalia bellerica (vibheetaki)
  • Terminalia chebula (hareetaki)
  • Piper longum (pippali)
  • Carum copitum (ajwain)
  • Embelia ribes (vidanga)
  • Tribulus terrestris (gokshura)
  • Cuminum cyminum (jeera)
  • Zingiber officinale (shunti)
  • Rock salts

It is a Rejuvenative supplement and helps in supportive therapy. The primary action of yograj guggul is muscle relaxation, which is very beneficial in myotonic dystrophy patients. It is an excellent remedy for muscle spasm. Yograj guggul is widely used in vatika diseases. In myotonic dystrophy, yograj guggul is one of the best choices of medicines.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

5. Vrihat Vatachintamani Ras

1 pill is chewed with milk. It is mainly used in vata vyadhis. It also has anti aging and rejuvenating property. Vrihat vatchintamani ras contains gold in its pure form. Gold is an excellent health promoter and immune booster. It can enhance the intellectual growth. It helps to pacify both vata and pitta. It helps to increase semen production and is also a body detoxifier.

6. Dhanwantharam Thailam

Massaging the body with warm dhanwantharam thailam is very beneficial. This helps to increase the blood circulation, thereby increasing the muscle strength. It is very useful in vatika condition and neuro muscular problems for external application.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

How to Cure Premature Ejaculation with Natural Supplements?

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Premature ejaculation is a common sexual complaint in men. According to an estimate, 1 out of 3 men experience this problem at some time. As long as it happens infrequently, it is not a cause of concern. This condition occurs when a man ejaculates sooner during sexual intercourse than he would like.

Many men feel embarrassed about discussing this condition but it is a common and treatable condition. Both psychological and biological factors play a role in premature ejaculation.

Most of the men feel that they have the symptoms of premature ejaculation but the symptoms do not match the diagnostic criteria.

Various treatments are available but herbal remedies for premature ejaculation play a vital role in curing this condition naturally.

WHAT ARE THE CLASSIFICATION OF PREMATURE EJACULATION?

This condition can be classified as:

  • Primary or Lifelong: It occurs all of the time beginning with the first sexual encounters.
  • Secondary or Acquired: It develops after many previous sexual experiences without having ejaculatory problems.

DIAGNOSIS

Diagnosis is usually based on the clinical symptoms.

Doctor may assume suffering from premature ejaculation if:

  • You always ejaculate within 1 minute of penetration.
  • Feel stressed or frustrated and tend to avoid sexual intimacy.
  • Unable to delay ejaculation during sexual intercourse all or nearly all of the time.

CAUSE OF PREMATURE EJACULATION ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

According to Ayurveda, it is one of the forms of morbid Vata where Vata gets illegal entry into any tissue or organ of the body producing some disturbances in the normal functioning. If Vata dosha is not eliminated from these target tissues or victimised organs, it can lead to serious diseases. When the morbid Vata enters semen, it causes various deformities such as:

  • Semen gets ejaculated very quickly.
  • Semen does not get ejaculated at all.

These 2 contrasting features of the disease is due to the unpredictable nature of Vata dosha.

Another cause of Premature Ejaculation in Ayurveda is the imbalanced Pitta dosha as Pitta plays a role in thinning of the semen, thereby supporting its early ejaculation.

Ayurvedic treatment of premature ejaculation is based on the 2 principles:

  • Controlling the Vata dosha
  • Strengthening the genital system.

Master Charak advises the following treatment for this condition:

  • The medicaments that enhance strength and immunity to the body.
  • Exhilarating treatment as well as counselling to the patient.

Planet Ayurveda follows the core principles of Ayurveda and offers various herbal remedies for the treatment of Premature Ejaculation.

Herbal Remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Premature Ejaculation consists of:

  1. Atirasadi Churna
  2. Tribulus Power Capsules
  3. Chanderprabha Vati
  4. Shilajit Capsules
  5. Tri-bull Oil
  6. Rativallabhakhya Tail

Tribulus Power Pack

herbal remedies for premature ejaculation

1. Atirasadi Churna

Atirasadi Churna of Planet Ayurveda is a potent combination of rejuvenating herbs used in Ayurveda since 5000 B.C. for stamina and strength. The herbs present in Atirasadi Churna act in a synergistic manner and are quite effective in fatigue, general as well as sexual weakness. These herbs are quite effective in premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and a powerful stamina enhancer.

Ingredients of Atirasadi Churna are:

Sr. No.

Indian Name

English Name

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Safed Musli

Musli

Chlorophytum borivillanum

30 gm

2.

Kali Musli

Black Musale

Curculigo orchioides

20 gm

3.

Semal Musli

Silk Cotton tree

Salmalia malabarica

20 gm

4.

Gokshura

Puncture twine

Tribulus terresteris

20 gm

5.

Shatavari

Aspargaus

Asparagus racemosus

20 gm

6.

Ashwagandha

Winter cherry

Withania somnifera

20 gm

7.

Akarkara

Pellitory

Anacyclus pyrethrum

20 gm

8.

Vidari kand

Hawaiian baby

woodrose

Pueraria tuberosa

10 gm

9.

Varahi kand

Wild yam

Dioscorea tuberosa

10 gm

10.

Safed behemen

Cenaurea

Centaurea behen

10 gm

11.

Jaiphal

Nutmeg

Myristica fragrans

10 gm

12.

Taalmakhana

Hygrophila

Hygrophila spinose

5 gm

13.

Kesar

Saffron

Crocus sativus

5 gm

Dose: 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water or milk, 1/2 hr. after meals.

2. Tribulus Power Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Tribulus power capsules contain extract of gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) herb. This product helps in relieving premature ejaculation and low sperm count naturally and effectively.

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water, 1/2 hr. after meals.

3. Chanderprabha Vati

Chanderprabha Vati is a classical Ayurvedic formulation used since thousands of years. In men, it is used as an herbal remedy for premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, urinary problems and other stressful conditions. It is used in various other ailments as well.

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily, with plain water, 1/2 hr. after meals.

4. Shilajit Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Shilajit Capsules are free from heavy metals, impurities, synthetic chemicals or drugs. Shilajit Capsules are popularly known as Fountain of Youth because of their advantages in maintaining health and preventing diseases. Shilajit is considered as a powerful aphrodisiac. They are useful in premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low sperm count and low sexual drive in males.

Dose: 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, 1/2 hr. after meals.

5. Tri-bull Oil

It is purely an herbal oil prepared with best herbal extracts which is very helpful in providing strength to the male reproductive organs. It is prepared from various herbal ingredients such as saffron, Indian ginseng, Celastrus paniculatus and various other herbs.

How to Use: Local massage with oil once or every alternate day.

6. Rativallabhakhya Tail

Another product for local application is Rativallabhakhya Tail. The oil is free from side effects and is safe to use.

How to Use: The appropriate quantity of oil may be massaged once a day or as directed by the physician.

DIET AND LIFESTYLE

According to Ayurveda, food, sleep and celibacy are the 3 legs of the tripod of one's life. They need to be balanced.

  • Practice deep breathing exercises.
  • Include blueberries and cereals in the diet as they prevent the blockage of the arteries and improves circulation of the genital area.
  • Include fruits in the diet especially bananas.
  • Include nuts such as almonds, cereals, fennel, celery, honey, milk in diet.
  • Avoid the intake of Pitta aggravating foods such as salty and spicy foods like chillies, garlic, fermented and preserved foods.
  • Include food products in the diet that have cooling effects such as milk, home made butter, almonds, raisins, licorice and asparagus.
  • Follow a systematic daily protocol of life including wake up and sleep patterns.
  • Include Yoga and meditation in your lifestyle.

Herbal Remedies for Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome (SRUS)

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Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is an uncommon benign disorder of the rectum. As the name indicates, it is characterized with ulcer in rectum and it can be solitary or multiple. The size and extend of ulcers can vary from patient to patient. There are obvious symptoms, histological abnormalities and clinical findings. It is more often in females than males and in young adults, but it may occur to any age group too. The etiology is idiopathic. Ischemic pressure and local trauma by impacted stool can act as the contributing factors to SRUS.

CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO SRUS

  • Chronic constipation (impacted stools)
  • Attempts to manually remove the impacted stools
  • Prolonged straining during bowel movements
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Pelvic floor muscle tightening which slows down the blood flow to the rectum
  • Intussusceptions (inversion of one part of intestine with other)

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Even though it shows obvious symptoms, for some patients it may remain asymptomatic. The hallmark sign of SRUS is the blood passage during defecation. The major symptoms include;

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Copious mucus discharge
  • Prolonged excessive straining
  • Perineal pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Feeling of incomplete defecation
  • Feeling of fullness of pelvis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Constipation (long standing)
  • Rectal prolapse (rarely)   

As it shows a range of symptoms which mimic inflammatory bowel syndrome, SRUS should be diagnosed with certain histo pathological features. These salient features include obliteration of lamina propria by fibrosis and abnormal smooth fiber extensions.

DIAGNOSTIC METHODS FOR SRUS

  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Imaging studies

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR SRUS

In Ayurveda, the tridoshas – vata, pitta & kapha – vitiation is the prime cause for every disease. In SRUS disease, aggravation of tridosha predominantly pitta is the main factor. Accumulation of ama (due to sedentary life styles and unhealthy eating habits) along with pitta aggravation is the lone cause for SRUS. The aggravated ushna (hot) nature of pitta can trigger the formation of ulcers and can flare up the symptoms. The aggravated pitta in turn vitiates rakta dhatu and mamsa dhatu in the body leading to rectal bleeding and other associated symptoms.

While the treatment for SRUS is still problematic and confusing to Allopathic medicine, Ayurveda offers a wide range of choices of herbs which are excellent in rectal ulcer healing. Planet Ayurveda put forwards potent herbal combinations to deal with SRUS.

  1. Gandhak Rasayan Tablets
  2. Curcumin Capsules
  3. Neem Capsules
  4. Giloy Capsules
  5. Navakarshik Churna
  6. Nirgundi Oil

Herbal Remedies for SRUS

herbal remedies, solitary rectal ulcer syndrome

1. Gandhak Rasayan

It is a potent anti inflammatory drug prepared out of shudh gandhak. It also has anti oxidant and adaptogenic properties. It helps to relieve any itching or burning sensation due to any underlying pathology. It helps to improve the skin health and is best for ulcer healing. It is the most effective medicine in Ayurveda for any kind of skin diseases. It rejuvenates the body and helps in prophylaxis. It also has anti microbial property.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

2. Neem Capsules

These capsules are prepared out of the standardized extract of neem (azadiracta indica). It improves the skin and hair health. It is very effective in almost all skin diseases including acne, eczema, psoriasis, microbial infections. It is also a potent anti inflammatory drug.

Dosage – 1 to 2 capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

3. Navkarshik Churna

It is a very effective blood purifier. It corrects the protein metabolism and cleanses the blood. It is used for pain management especially in arthritic conditions. As the name suggests, it contains 9 ingredients, each taken in karsha quantity (12 gms). The ingredients are amalaki (emblica officianalis), haritaki (terminalia chebula), vibhitaki (terminalia bellerica), neem (azadirachta indica), vacha (acorus calamus), manjishta (rubia cordifolia), katuki (piccorrhiza kurrao), guduci (tinospora cordifolia), daruharidra (berberis aristate). It balances the tridoshas.

Dosage – Half tsp daily after meals.

4. Curcumin Capsules

It is prepared out of turmeric (curcuma longa). It is a potent anti inflammatory drug. It helps to boost the immune system and also to modulate. They are mainly indicated to enhance the circulation in the body. Curcumin is a potent anti oxidant. Curcumin is very popular for its antimicrobial action. It helps to relieve the rashes and inflammation in viral infections.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

5. Giloy Capsules

Capsules are prepared out of guduci (tinospora cordifolia). It is considered to be as elixir and do possess rejuvenating properties. It also has anti allergic, anti inflammatory, anti bacterial and anti viral properties. It boosts the immune system and acts as immune modulator. It helps in the detoxification of the body, as it is enriched with a lot of natural antioxidants. It is a natural blood purifier.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

6. Nirgundi Oil

Nirgundi oil has anti inflammatory property and this property is very beneficial for SRUS patients. The ingredients of nirgundi oil include tila thaila (sesame oil), nirgundi (vitex negundo), turmeric (curcuma longa), manjishta (rubia cordifolia) and langali (gloriosa superb).

Dosage – For external local application only.

DIETARY & LIFESTYLE CHANGES FOR SRUS

  • Always stay hydrated. Have plenty of water
  • Increase the intake of dietary fibers. Have more fruits and vegetables. Dietary fiber supplementation is the best medicine for SRUS.   
  • Having whole fruits is better than juices
  • It is better to avoid staining for defecation
  • Clean and dry the anal area after each bowel movement. Avoid irritant soaps or bubble bath.
  • Sitz bath or hip baths can be made beneficial

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Herbal Remedies for Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD) - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

INTRODUCTION

becker muscular dystrophy, herbal remedies, ayurvedic treatment, causes, symptoms

Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy, a genetic, degenerative diseases primarily affecting voluntary muscles. It is named after German doctor Peter Emil Becker, who first described this variant of Duchenne Muscular Dsytrophy (DMD) in the 1950s. BMD is similar to DMD, but allows the voluntary muscles to function better than they do in DMD. The heart muscle, however, can be affected similarly to the way it is in DMD.

SYMPTOMS OF THE BECKER MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

It is an X-linked recessive inherited disorder characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness of the legs and pelvis. The rate of muscle degeneration varies a great deal from one person to another.

  • Pain and sensation:- Some people report muscle cramps at times, which can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers.
  • Heart:- the heart muscles also get weakened similar to limb muscles. This condition is known as cardiomyopathy, where cardiac muscles become weak and starts to deteriorate due to lack of Dsytrophin. This can be life-threatening.
  • Brain power:- The learning problems seen in some people with BMD seem to occur in three general areas: attention focusing, verbal learning and memory, and emotional interaction. 

CAUSES

BMD occurs when a particular gene on the X chromosome fails to make sufficient levels of the protein dystrophin. Dystrophin plays a role in keeping muscle cells intact; lack of dystrophin causes cells to be fragile and easily damaged.

TREATMENT

There is no cure, but treatments are available to help with symptoms and maximize muscle function. It is vital that a person with a BMD stay in shape and continue to use their muscles. This can include physical therapy. Treatment can also include genetic counseling, using splints, massages, and catabolic steroids.

AYURVEDIC VIEW

All major neuromuscular disorders are identified with Vatadosha. In Ayurveda this pathogenesis can be clearly understood by the concept of Adibalapravrittavyadhi. Here the pathogenesis occur due to the Beejabhagavayava Dushti which leads to Mamsa Vata Dushti. The Ayurvedic treatments relevant to Rasayana group of herbo-mineral medicines and specified Panchakarma therapies have a definite protective influence and long survival on DhatuKshaya.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR BMD (BECKER MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY)

Now the question is that how this disease is treated naturally without any side-effects?

Planet Ayurveda offers an Ayurvedic treatment for this serious problem which helps to manage this problem to a great extent. The Founder and CEO of Planet Ayurveda, Dr. Vikram Chauhan, is an Ayuvedic physician and he formulated some herbal formulations with his experience and knowledge. These herbal remedies are 100 % natural and free from any chemical, preservatives fillers etc.

These herbal remedies are as follows:-

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha is also known as Withania somnifera. This herb, which is found in India, the Middle East and parts of Africa, has roots and berries that are used to make a tonic that provides a number of physical and mental health benefits. The capsules of ashwagandha contain standardized extract of Ashwagandha herb.

Benefits:- Ashwagandha has the ability to promote weight gain and increase strength by supporting healthy muscle growth. It nourishes all your bodily tissues, including the joints & nerves.

Dosage:- 1 capsule twice daily with plain water, after meals.

2. Gotukola Capsules

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) has been called "A pharmacy in one herb". The capsules of Gotu kola consist of standardized extract of Gotu kola herb.

Benefits:- In addition to a reputation as a brain and nerve tonic, Gotu Kola is also used for chronic and degenerative diseases. Gotu Kola has been referred to as a rasayana (rasayana = rejuvenative measures that impart biological sustenance to bodily tissues) used to revitalize brain and nervous system function and combat the effects of aging.  Several folklore, legends give Gotu Kola partial credit for claims of longevity and stamina.

Dosage:- 1 capsule twice daily with plain water, after meals.

3. Musli Strength

This formulation consists of standardized extracts if these two herbs; Safed Musli and Gokshura. Both herbs are very useful for increasing the stamina, and are aphrodisiac & adaptogenic in nature.

  • Safed Musli is a Rasayana which is actively used as an adaptogen and has aphrodisiac properties. The carbohydrates present in this herb are important in keeping mucles energized and preventing muscular atrophy.
  • Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) is an herb with multiple uses. Gokshura is beneficial for body building and the minerals present in this herb can improve body composition and muscle strength.

Dosage:- 1 capsule twice daily with plain water, after meals.

4. Makarprash

Makarprash is a revitalizing health tonic. It acts as an immunity builder. A powerful Rejuvenator to meet growing demands & helps to boost performance.

Ingrdients:-

  • Padalmula (Stereospermum suaveolens)
  • Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
  • Shaliparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
  • Prishniparni (Uraria picta)
  • Kantakari (Solanum virginianum)
  • Bruhati (Solanum indicum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Karkatakashringi (Pistacia integerrima)
  • Draksha (Vitis vinifera)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Balhardi
  • Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)
  • Erandamula (Ricinus communis)
  • Shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum)
  • Chikna
  • Bhulkohla
  • Vasa (Adathoda vasica)
  • Varahi (Dioscorea bulbifera)
  • Gandhaprasarini (Paederia foetida)
  • Sati (Curcuma zedoaria)
  • Bhulavali
  • Musta (Cyperus rotundus)
  • Shivamula
  • Pushkarmool (Inula racemosa)
  • Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)
  • Bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum)
  • Mudgaparni (Phaseolus trilobus)
  • Ranurid
  • Bhuikohla
  • Arka (Calotropis gigantea)
  • Kamala pushpa (Nelumbo nucifera)
  • Satavari (Asperagus racemosus)
  • Krishna agaru (Aquilaria agallocha)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Astavarga
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Gaichetoop
  • Vamshalochana
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Patra (Cinnamomum tamala)
  • Abhrakabhasma (Calx of mica)
  • Pravalabhasma (Calx of coral)
  • Mouktikabhasma (Calx of pearl)
  • Rajatabhasma (Calx of silver)
  • Sharkara (Sugar)
  • Makaradhwaja
  • Lakshmivilasa rasa

Dosage:- 1 spoon with milk daily

5. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin is the most effective formulation for anti-inflammatory activity. This combination has powerful results in relieving joint pain and swelling around the joints. The capsules are made with a standardized extract of Boswellia and Curcumin.

Benefits:- Boswellia Curcumin improves the health of joints by promoting circulation and flexibility of the joints.

Dosage:- 1 capsule twice daily with plain water, after meals.

6. Brahmi Ghrit

Brahmi Ghrita is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This medicine has ghee as its base. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, mainly for treatment of improving intelligence, learning skills and speech.

Brahmi Ghrita Benefits:- It is widely used as medicine and also in a preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of improving learning skills, intelligence, memory, speech. It is also used in the treatment of skin diseases, epilepsy and female infertility. Reportedly overcomes impotency.

It is used for treating depression, fatigue, myalgia – depression induced bodyache and Stress disorder.

Dosage:- 1/2 spoon with hot milk / water.

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