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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment For Pyorrhea

Pyorrhea

PYORRHEA

The supporting structure of tooth consists of periodontal ligaments, gums and bones. Inflammation and infection of these tooth supporting structures leads to a dental disease called Pyorrhea. Further it can lead toothache, pus formation followed by shrinkage of the gum. Untreated Pyorrhea can results in bone loss which can cause loosening/mobile teeth and the eventual loss of teeth.



AYURVEDIC VIEW OF PYORRHEA

In Ayurvedic name for Pyorrhea is 'Putidanta or Dantaveshta'. From Ayurvedic perspectives, pyorrhea reflects vitiation of rasa and rakta dhatus.

CAUSES FOR PYORRHEA

Primary cause for pyorrhea is usually a result of increased accumulation of bacteria leading to dental plaque formation causing gingivitis, a periodontal disease that infects the gum through plaque, causing pocket formation between the teeth that trap plaque and food particles accumulated, bacteria in plaque produce many toxins, which irritate the gums, causing them to become inflamed, tender and prone to bleeding easily. Bacterial activity is however, facilitated by the lowered vitality of the system.

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PYORRHEA

  • Poor oral hygiene.
  • The sticking of food particles in between the teeth.
  • Deficiency of Vitamin C.
  • Chemical and physical irritants.
  • Improper use of toothpicks can lead to injury or damage to the gums and the structures supporting.
  • Use of contraceptive pills.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol.
  • Use of certain drugs.
  • Allergies
  • Emotional Stress and excessive tension.
  • Pregnancy
  • Wrong eating habits like the frequent intake of white sugar and bread
  • Wrong technique of brushing.

AYURVEDIC CAUSE FOR PYORRHEA

In context of Ayurveda, pyorrhea results due to vitiation of rasa and rakta dhatus, caused by improper digestion. The toxins produced due to improper digestion get mixed up with these two dhatus and then get accumulated in gums and oral cavity. These come out during actions like brushing teeth. So pyorrhea in Ayurvedic terms is caused by poor digestion.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PYORRHEA

  1. Swollen, tender or red gums.
  2. Pus discharge may be there.
  3. Mouth ulcer formation may occur.
  4. Bone erosion occur.
  5. Bleeding from gums while brushing and/or flossing.
  6. Persistent bad breath.
  7. Feeling of loose teeth or like they're separating/drifting.
  8. Gums recede - gums that have pulled away from teeth.

DANGERS OF PYORRHEA

Pyorrhea can lead to increasing risk of numerous other adverse health effects. The advanced stage of pyorrhea puts those suffering from it at an even higher increased risk for things such as:

  • Risk of heart attack increase by as much as 25%
  • Risk of stroke increases by a factor of 10
  • Problems like both type I and type I diabetes
  • Respiratory disease
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Premature births
  • Newborns are underweight
  • Digestive disorders

PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR PYORRHEA

Maintain a good oral hygiene by:

  • Brush your teeth regularly, at least twice a day.
  • Gargle twice a day
  • Flossing every day
  • Stop the use of tobacco products

HERBS USEFUL FOR PYORRHEA

  • Arjun (Terminalia Arjuna)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum Zeylanica)
  • Amalak (Emblica Officinalis)
  • Vibhitaki(Terminalia Belerica)
  • Guggul (Commiphora Mukul)
  • Neem (Azadirachta Indica)

AYURVEDIC FORMULATIONS AVAILABLE FOR PYORRHEA IN PLANET AYURVEDA

1. Gum Care Powder:

An excellent combination of herbs which are used to relieve gum and tooth problems. Helpful in whitening of teeth, by removing dental stains on the teeth. Regular use of it improves tooth deformities and increases the life of teeth. Useful reliever of swelling and bleeding of gums, gingivitis, bad breath, and pyorrhea.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale): Commonly called as ‘dry ginger’. It acts as a pain killer and anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula): It is used as a gargle which reduces inflammation in the mucous membrane of the mouth.
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus): Commonly known as Nut grass
  • Khadir (Acacia catechu): Its extract is used as a gargle for relieving diseases like gingivitis.
  • Karpur (Cinnamomum camphora): A good reliever of inflammation, wounds and ulcers.
  • Poog (Areca catechu): Act as an anti-inflammatory agent and is useful in relieving tooth related problems.
  • Marich (Piper nigrum
  • Lavang (Syzygium aromaticum): Commonly known as clove. It is also used as a spice in Indian traditional cooking. Clove oil is very effective in relieving tooth and gum related problems.
  • Twak (Cinnamomum zeylancia): It is used as an herb in relieving tooth related problems.
  • Safatika (Alum): The powder this herb is useful in relieving external bleeding.

DOSE: Gum care powder used as oral rinse

2. CORAL CALCIUM COMPLEX:

It Provides calcium in a natural way, thus maintains optimum calcium levels in the body, which helps to maintain Healthy bones, muscles and nerves and prevents bone loss, as well as good for shiny teeth, shiny hair and anti-aging. It quickly improves bone strength. It is the most powerful tool to fight menopause osteoporosis. Keeps the Immune system healthy.

INGREDIENTS:

Parval pishti (Coral), Akik pishti (Agate), Jawar Mohra Pishti (An Ayurvedic herb), Kamdhuda Ras (An Ayurvedic herb), Mukta pishti (Pearl), Guduchi (Giloy Satva).

  • Parval pishti (Coral): Praval means Coral in English. Parval pishti, a calcium supplement helps in forming strong bones
  • Akki Pishti: Agate,is rich in natural calcium. After proper processing with organic herb juices, the agate is made into a natural calcium compound.
  • Jawar Mohra Pishti: A herbal supplement rich in natural calcium.
  • Kamdhudha Ras: Herbal agent effectively eliminates Pitta dosha from the body. Pitta dosha, also responsible for orthoclastic activity of the bone cells and depletion of calcium from the body. Besides being a rich source of natural calcium, helps to eliminate anxiety, emotional problems and burning sensation in the body.
  • Mukta Pishti (Pearl): The literal meaning of Mukta is Pearl. Pishti means paste / powder. The best pearls are made into powder and processed in rose water to enhance their cooling natrure and improve their properties, remove toxins. After one month of tedious processes and procedures, the pearl powder or pearl paste is made. This is called Mukta Pishti.
  • GiloySatva (Guduchi): Brings improvement in immunity through a natural way. Effective relieve of Calcium deficiency in the body.

DOSE: 1 capsule two time daily, after meals with plain water.

3) SEPTRIN TABLETS:

It balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha - doshas (Bio-Energies). Supports healthy respiratory system. Maintains healthy immune system and healthy digestion.

INGREDIENTS:

Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum)

  • Guggul (Commiphora Mukul): Useful because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Haldi (Curcuma Longa): Great herb as, it constitutes anti-inflammatory properties which provides beneficial effects for various inflammations, allergies and infections. Rich anti-biotic, fighting against toxins and infections.
  • Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum): This herb having strong aroma. Helpful to relieve everyday infections. Consisting of anti-inflammatory properties. Relieves pain
  • Sonth (Zingiber Officinale): It is good source of Vitamin C, calcium, carotene and other minerals. Being an excellent pain reliever, relieves pain when applied around gums.
  • Marich (Piper Nigrum): An Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesi.
  • Pippali (Piper longum): Good anti-bacterial and ant-inflammatory properties. Effective use against sore throat.

DOSE: 1-2 tablets once or twice daily.

4) KAISHORE GUGGUL:

It is mainly having antibiotic propreties.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Guduchi herb (Tinospora cordifolia): 
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinal): It helps to relieve motion sickness, removes nausea.
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis): It has anti-bacterial properties.
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum): Helpful in reducing pain. It effective herb that helps in reduction of swelling and inflammation.
  • Long pepper (Piper longum): Constitute anti-inflammatory property
  • (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica). It has styptic property which is useful in arresting bleeding.
  • Guggul (resin) (Commiphora mukul)
  • Red Physic Nut (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Indian Jalap (Ipomoea turpethum)
  • Vidanga(Embelia ribes)

DOSE:2 - 3 tablets of Kaishore Guggul Twice a day, after meals taken with plain water.

5) NEEM CAPSULES:

INGREDIENT:

Neem (Azadirachta indica)- Neem herb has anti-bacterial properties. It is widely used as a dental and gum cleaner for protection against oral infections and bad breath. With regular use of Neem Gingivitis, bleeding gums and toothache are also relieved.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for Granulomatous Mastitis

WHAT IS GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS (GM)?

It is rare chronic inflammatory condition of breast. In this condition the breast gets inflamed and develops a tissue mass. It is difficult to differentiate from breast cancer because it is similar to breast cancer. It may occur at any time but it is most common after 2-6 years of pregnancy. It may involve all parts of breast. It may present as distinct firm lump mostly in sub areolar region (area behind nipples) of breast.

GM is divided into two types - Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (Granular lobular mastitis) and Granulomatous mastitis.

SYMPTOMS OF GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS

Common Sign and Symptoms of GM are given below:

  • Formation of lumps in breasts
  • Breast inflammation
  • Excretion of fluid from breasts
  • Pain in breasts
  • Retraction of the nipples
  • Enlargements of lymph nodes
  • Fever
  • Warmth feeling in breast on touch.

CAUSES OF GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS

The exact cause of GM is unknown. It is an autoimmune disease. Some of other causes may be:

  • Blockage of milk duct: If breast is not completely empty after feeding, it may block milk duct or become clogged that results in breast infection.
  • Bacterial infection: Sometimes a bacteria may enter milk duct of breast through baby’s mouth or through surface that results in infection.
  • Elevated prolactin level.

DIAGNOSIS OF GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS

It is difficult to diagnose only on the basis of symptoms. Doctors diagnose GM on the basis of physical examination and some tests.

Physical examination - doctors diagnose symptoms such as fever, chills, pain and area around the nipples of breast.

TESTS

  • CT scan
  • X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Core biopsy- it is main test to diagnose GM. In this a sample of tissue is taken from breast for analysis.

COMPLICATIONS

COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS

If it is left untreated then it may cause severe problems. If GM occurs due to blockage it may block the duct completely due to accumulation of pus (abscess) in that region and forms breast mass or lump and it requires surgery to remove it. To avoid such severe condition consult a doctor as soon as possible according to sign and symptoms.

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK

According to Ayurveda, there are three main energies (vata, pitta and kapha) which are responsible for health. Imbalance of any three energies results in any disease condition.

Ayurveda has mentioned diseases related to breast and vitiation of breast milk by Tridosha in Ancient Text Charak Samhita.

GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS TREATMENT IN AYURVEDA

Ayurveda is an ancient science of medicine which provides natural solution to all ailments. It is safe and effective for management of diseased condition. These have no side effects. Ayurveda mainly focuses on balance of all three doshas which is helpful in maintaining good health.

PLANET AYURVEDA'S FORMULATION FOR GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS

Planet Ayurveda is an herbal manufacturing company which offers natural supplements to manage various diseased conditions. The products offered by Planet Ayurveda is 100% pure and safe because these do not contain any chemical substances in it.

There are many herbal formulations for management of GM provided by Planet Ayurveda which are explained below:

1. NEEM CAPSULES:

It is 100% natural product offered by planet ayurveda which is obtained from neem (Azadirachta indica) belongs to family Meliaceae. It is native to India and Indian subcontinent including Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri lanka.

Uses-

  • It helps to maintain healthy skin.
  • It possesses anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It has positive results on skin diseases like eczema, acne or psoriasis.
  • It is helpful in maintaining tridosha in balance.

Dose- 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. KACHNAR GUGGUL:

These are pure natural herbal tablets which are obtained from different herbs which are explained below:

Ingredients of Kachnar Guggul-

  • Kachnaar bark (Bauhinia variegate)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bhibhitaki (Terminali bellerica)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Varuna (Crataeva religiosa)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – It is rejuvenating in nature. It has property to maintain all three doshas.
  • Bhibhitaki (Terminali bellerica) – It has cleansing property. It is good to reduce cyst and swelling.
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) – It has anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties. It is immune modulator also.

Benefits- It has astringent, anthelmintic and anti – oxidant properties. It helps to flush out toxins in the lymphatic system. It prevents cysts and tumors etc.

Dose- 2 tablets twice or thrice in a day with plain water after meals.

3. GANDHAK RASAYAN:

These are herbal tablets which are made from Shuddh Gandhak (Purified Sulphur). The word rasayan means rejuvenation. Its natural property is to rejuvenate the body without any side effects. It helps to remove toxins from body.

Dose- 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water after meals.

4. NIRGUNDI OIL:

It is an herbal oil obtained from different herbs which are given below:

  • Tilla oil (Sesamum indicum)
  • Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Haldi (Curcuma longa)
  • Nirgundi (Vitex negundo)
  • Kalihari (Gloriosa superba)

Benefits- It has anti-inflammatory properties which helps to manage inflammatory conditions.

Direction For Use- It is for external use only. Apply on affected skin area. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. It is more beneficial to apply nirgundi oil before bath to reduce swelling, pain and irritation.

5. JATYADI OIL / MAHAMIRCHADHI OIL:

Jatyadi Oil:

Its external use is good for wound healing.

Mahamirchadhi Oil:

It is an herbal oil which is obtained from numerous natural herbs haridra, manjishta,marica, trivrt, kalihari, pippali, khadira, musta, guduchi etc.

Benefits- It is very beneficial in various skin related problems. It has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.

Direction for Use- It is used for external use only. Apply on affected skin area.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ayurveda Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Coronary Artery Disease is very common Heart disease that involves the impairment in the blood supply to the heart muscles via coronary arteries. It is due to thickening of the arteries because of plaque build up in the arteries (atherosclerosis). As a result, less supply of blood and oxygen goes to heart muscles which can lead to pain in the chest pain (Angina) or may cause Heart Attack.

It is also called as Coronary Heart Disease or Ischemic Heart Disease.

Ayurveda has designated heart as an origin of channel of rasa dhatu (which is first tissue out of seven recognized tissues). Digestion of food by gastric fire forms this rasa dhatu. Poor gastric fire, consumption of improper diet, mental stress etc. lead to production of toxins, vitiated rasa dhatu. Toxins (ama) from rasa dhatu go into the heart and create blockages in channels. Such blockages result in IHD.

SYMPTOMS OF CAD

Angina is the common symptom of CAD when artery is partially blocked, one feels pressure or tightness in the chest. May involve an aching, burning, or numb sensation and fullness or squeezing in your chest. Besides chest it may also be felt in the left shoulder, arms, neck, back or jaw.

Feeling of shortness of breath and sweating also accompanies.

Fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting are most common features.

Heart Attack occurs if complete blockage of coronary artery occurs.

CAUSES

WHAT CAUSES CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE?

  • Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of CAD. This results because of narrowing and hardening of the arteries due to accumulation of cholesterol, fats and other substances forming a sticky material called plaque on inner walls of the coronary arteries. This narrowing and hardening of arteries reduces the blood supply to the heart muscles which makes the heart to receive less oxygen and nutrients required for the working of heart muscles which may cause chest pain discomfort known as Angina.
  • Other causes include coronary spasm: coronary artery embolism, dissection, aneurysm, and vasculitis.

CAUSES OF CAD - AYURVEDIC VIEW

"HRIDROGA" combination of Word 'HRID' defines 'heart' and 'ROG' defines 'disease'. As stated by Ayurveda heart is evaluated as a main channel for rasa and rakta dhatu. Unhealthy food intake and sedentary life style causes blockage in the heart. The main power controlling everything in the body is vata dosha. Vikrati of meda dhatu, kapha dosha blocks the way of vata. Aggravation of vata dosha causes pain in heart and other symptoms like cough, fatigue, palpitations, loss of appetite etc.

RISK FACTORS

MAJOR RISK FACTORS ARE

  • Lack of exercise and Physical inactivity.
  • Obesity is also one of the reason.
  • Stress and tension are certain predisposing factors that develop atherosclerosis
  • High cholesterol level, (particularly the "bad" component known as Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL)
  • Certain systemic diseases increase the risk, like High blood pressure (Hypertension), Diabetes and Hyperthyroidism.
  • Smoking and tobacco enhance the risk of CAD.
  • Strong family history of CAD.
  • Males are more prone and post-menopausal women are also at risk factor.
  • Age above 50 years.

LIFESTYLE

CERTAIN LIFESTYLE CHANGES ARE BENEFICIAL IN PREVENTION OF CAD:

  • Less use of sodium in your diet.
  • Keep healthy diets like fibre rich foods including vegetables and fruits.
  • Increase Physical Activity in your routine.
  • Regular yoga or exercise and mediation reduces the risk of heart disease by maintaining the blood pressure level.
  • Stop Smoking as nicotine constrict the blood vessels making the heart to work harder.
  • Get good and plentiful sleep.
  • Keep your diabetes under control.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CAD

HEART CARE PACK



1. TOTAL HEART SUPPORT:

Herbal Formulation which is good supporter of Heart System. Maintains the health of Heart and Blood Vessels.

INGREDIENTS:-

  • Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) - Herb is the important ingredient of total heart support, useful in the treatment of artery disease, heart failure. It controls high blood pressure and balances the level of cholesterol by decreasing the LDL cholesterol and maintaining HDL cholesterol in the body. The bark part of the Arjuna tree is rich in natural oxidants, saponins, Gallic acid, phtosterols and oligomeric, proanthocyanidin and is used for many heart problems, as angina, coronary artery disease, artery blockage, high cholesterol, and blood pressure. It enhances the pumping capacity of the heart on regular usage. Its usage is for relieving artery blockage. It strengthens the heart muscles.
  • Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) - This herb has excellent properties like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties which helps to strengthen the heart muscles. Beneficial in stress, Anxiety and controlling blood Pressure.
  • Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) - As per Ayurveda this herb is useful to control the high blood pressure in the body beneficial to maintain the better heart health.
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) - Its leaves and flowers are used in treating high blood pressure. Relieves stress and anxiety.

DOSE: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. ARJUN TEA:

INGREDIENTS:-

  • Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) - Arjuna is, cardiac stimulant, hypolipdemic, hypotensive, astringent and hemostatic, these properties makes it to be used for treating various diseases related to heart. It is helpful in strengthening the heart muscles. Enchances the pumping activity of Heart.
  • Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa) - Word punarnava is combination of two words "PUNAR" means ‘again’ and "NAVA" means ‘new’. Its properties are good for heart.
  • Pipal Tvak (Ficus Religiosa) -  Leaves, fruits, bark, tender shoot, latex and seeds have medicinal properties. The leaves of the peepal are used in the treatment of heart diseases. It is very effective in relieving palpitation of the heart and cardiac weakness.
  • Dalchini (Cinnamon Tamala) - It is a cardiac stimulant because of its properties.
  • Choti Elaichi (Elettaria Cardamom) - Cardamom is evergreen herbaceous plant. Seeds useful in cardiac stimulation.

DOSE: 1 cup daily is recommended.

3. ARJUN CAPSULES:

Arjun capsules are the herbal formulation prepared by planet Ayurveda having excellent properties to manage high cholesterol levels in the body. The properties of this formulation is very beneficial to treat the heart diseases.

INGREDIENTS:-

Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna): Standard extract of Arjun capsule. Used to clear the blockage of arteries and also improves blood circulation effectively. This is a natural herbal supplement for treating heart problems. Bark of this tree contains natural alkaloids and are much effective for heart problems.

  • Prabhava (Special effects) – Hriday (Cardiac tonic)
  • Effective on doshas – Balances Kapha and pitta

DOSE: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment of Tonsillitis

Tonsils are lymph nodes present on either side of the throat, act as defense system of the body, protecting against bacterial or viral infections by producing antibodies against them. They act as first line of defense of immune system. Sometimes while protecting against infection tonsils get inflamed and swelling occurs, defining the condition as Tonsillitis.

Tonsillitis can be acute, chronic or recurrent in nature. Mainly affecting children and teens but effects adults too.


Tonsillitis in terms of Ayurveda is referred as 'Tundikeri' means enlargement of tonsils.


Causes for Tonsillitis

Causative factor for Tonsillitis can be bacterial or viral infection, but most of the cases are due to viral infection includes adenovirus, enterovirus, influenza virus, para influenza virus, Epstein-Barr virus ,cytomegalovirus, measles virus, and herpes simplex virus etc.

Bacterial infection is due to Streptococcus.

Other reasons for the Tonsillitis are:

  • Repeated throat infections.
  • Continuous dry, hawking, dog-like cough.
  • Constipation can also be one of the reason as there is no elimination of toxins from the body.
  • Use of spices, pungent and astringent and frozen food items in excess.
  • Constant and forcible use of high pitched voice.
  • Nasopharyngeal disease when nasal discharge get dropped into the throat instead of discharging through the nose.
  • When viscid mucus causes blockage of nose and chronic congestion.
  • Smoking and usage of tobacco products.
  • Excessive intake of toffees, chewing gum, sweets, ice cream, etc.
  • Having iced water and iced drinks and repeated exposure to cold.

Ayurvedic Reason for Tonsillitis

Intake of cold foods and certain activities (as cold exposure, excess talking), causes Vata and Kapha Dosha imbalance to cause Tonsillitis.

Symptoms of Tonsillitis

  • Enlargement, redness and swelling of the tonsils which leads to difficulty of speech.
  • Sore throat.
  • Hoarseness or loss of voice.
  • Difficulty and/or pain while swallowing.
  • Difficulty in opening of mouth.
  • Cough and running nose.
  • Fever, headache, nausea, vomiting.
  • Inability to open your mouth
  • Difficulty in feeding (in babies).
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Bad breath.
  • Glands of the neck become tender (swollen lymph glands).
  • White patches or streaks on the tonsils (exudate).
  • Redness of the eyes.
  • Development of rashes may occur.
  • Referred pain occurs in the ear (caused by nerves that go to the back of the throat and also go to the ear).

Complications due to Tonsillitis

Various health hazards are often seen, like acute otitis media laryngeal edema, quinsy, rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart diseases.

Preventive Measures

Tonsillitis is contagious by nature. To decrease the risk of getting tonsillitis:

  • Stay away from people who are suffering from active infections.
  • Often wash your hands, especially after coming into contact with someone who is suffering from sore throat, or is coughing or sneezing.
  • If you have tonsillitis, try to stay away from others until you are no longer contagious.
  • Have less spicy and fried foods in your diet.
  • Try to cover your nose and mouth while you in any polluted area.
  • Everyday yoga or exercise also helpful measures.

Ayurvedic Treatment available in Planet Ayurveda


Herbal Remedies for Tonsillitis

1) Septrin Tablet

Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha - doshas (Bio-Energies). Supports healthy respiratory system. Maintains healthy immune system and healthy digestion.

Ingredients: Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum)

  • Guggul (Commiphora Mukul): Its use is because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Gargling with the resin relieves Pharyngitis, ulcerated throat, and tonsillitis.
  • Haldi (Curcuma Longa): It's a strong herb because of its ant-inflammatory properties which gives useful effects for various allergies, infections and inflammations. Its rich anti-biotic properties find a great use in fighting against toxins and infections.
  • Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum): Herb with strong aroma, which makes it one of the components of various herbal products and teas. Its use in teas is having beneficial effects to the throat. Helpful to relieve everyday infections. Tulsi consists of anti-inflammatory properties too.
  • Sonth (Zingiber Officinale): It consists of moisture, protein, fat, minerals, fiber and carbohydrates along with mineral and vitamins (phosphorus, calcium, iron, carotene, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin as well as Vitamin C). Excellent pain reliever.
  • Marich (Piper Nigrum): Balances Kapha and Vata doshas. It is an Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic in nature. Anti-cancer, Anti-oxidant, Anti-microbial, Antidiarrheal, Antispasmodic are its properties toos.
  • Pippali (Piper longum): Good anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Effective use against sore throat.

Dose: 1-2 tablets once or twice daily.

2) Curcumin Capsule

Ingredients: Turmeric (Curcuma Longa): It is rich with anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic and antiviral properties. Good source of Anti-oxidant which reduces free radicals from the body and thus improving the health and immunity of our body.

Dose: 2 Capsules twice daily (morning and evening), with plain water, after meals.

3) Kaashar Churna

Supports the respiratory system. Helps to maintain overall health.

Ingredients: Mishri (Crystallized Sugar Lumps), Vanshlochan (Bambusa Arudinacea), Pippali (Piper Longum), Ela (Eletteria Cardamomum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum Zeylanica)

  • Ela (Eletteria Cardamomum): It is a warm, pungent and aromatic herb. The oil in the seeds constitutes antibacterial and antiviral properties. Its seeds on chewing freshens the breath.
  • Vanshlochan (Bambusa Arudinacea): It helps to keep the respiratory tract clean by suppressing the Vata and Kapha. Effective source against sore throat and dry cough.
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum Zeylanica): Commonly called Cinnamon contains moisture, protein, fibre, fat, potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, sodium as well as iron. It has ant-bacterial as well as anti-viral properties. Freshens the mouth.

Dose: Take one teaspoon with honey

4) Arjun Saar

Arjun Saar is a mixture of Terminalia Arjuna and Pure Indian Gooseberry (Amla) juices.

Arjun Saar is rich in flavonoids, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins like magnesium, calcium, copper and zinc.

Ingredients: Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Amla (Emblica officinalis)

  • Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna): It has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It relieves fever.
  • Amla (Emblica Officinalis): It's a rich source of Vitamin C. It is very effective anti-inflammatory agent and useful in relieving pain and swelling.

Dose: Gargles of 20ml with equal water twice daily

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How to Reduce Urea Levels in Blood Naturally

The composition of human blood is very diverse. It contains many bio chemicals that come together as a result of the body's metabolic processes and become part of the blood to perform various functions. The blood is made up of plasma and serum which together are its main constituents.

Urea is a toxic biochemical compound produced by the breakdown of nitrogenous chemicals produced by the breakdown of proteins in the body. It is a waste product which has to be eliminated by urine on a regular basis to keep the body healthy. In people with a malfunctioning kidney, urea is not excreted out as effectively due to which it starts accumulating in the body beyond safe levels.

The normal range of urea in blood is 7 to 20 mg/dl. This may be variable depending upon the reference range used and the age of the patient etc. For an older patient the normal values of blood urea are different and mostly higher than for a young adult.

Nevertheless, high levels of urea in blood are a serious concern which should be checked in time to prevent damage to the vital body organs and worsening of kidney function. Given below are a few ways in which blood urea levels can be checked and controlled naturally.

Natural Ways to Reduce Urea Levels In Blood

1. REDUCE PROTEIN INTAKE IN DIET

Proteins are the main food products that are broken down to produce urea in blood. Therefore, for a patient in Uremia (raised urea levels in blood), it is important to severely restrict protein in his diet. Limiting animal fats, cottage cheese, lentils, chick peas etc. is a good option to start with.

The patient can stick to egg whites to meet his protein demands and follow a calculated diet chart which allows him to take the maximum permissible protein that can be safely taken on a daily basis.

2. LIMITING ALCOHOL INTAKE

Alcohol is metabolised in the liver to produce harmful toxins that can damage the kidneys. It also puts pressure on the kidneys by acting as a stimulant. For a kidney with impaired function, alcohol intake may worsen the blood composition and create difficulties for the patient. So it is better that such patients stay away from alcohol as far as possible.

3. WATCH SALT LEVELS

Something as basic as a low sodium diet can have very regulatory effect over high urea levels in the body. Salt is mostly filtered and regulated in the long loops of the Kidney Nephrons. When the kidneys are not functioning properly, it becomes difficult for them to effectively filter out salt from the body. Renal hypertension which may cause or develop as a result of deranged kidney function is also dependent a lot on the salt levels in blood.

4. POTASSIUM MANAGEMENT

This is especially important for people on dialysis although in the initial stages of compromised kidney function, potassium levels just need to be monitored. Potassium is an important mineral for the body which regulates the salt levels in the cells. Its levels are also maintained in blood with the regulatory control of the kidneys.

With optimum potassium levels in the body, load on the kidneys would drastically reduce giving them enough time to cope with high urea levels.

5. INCREASE VITAMIN C INTAKE

Vitamin C is one of the best anti – oxidants for the body. It is wonderful to prevent free radical damage to the kidneys and also helps to control levels of Iron in the body (Kidney patients usually develop Anemia due to the absence of erythropoietin hormone in the body).

With a good intake of vitamin C, kidneys are stimulated to produce more urine which helps in the elimination of urea and creatinine effectively.

6. BITTER GOURD JUICE

Bitter gourd is a boon for people with kidney problems especially associated with Diabetes. Bitter gourd is a great regulator of blood sugar and naturally detoxifies the body. It also helps cleanse the blood by flushing out toxic chemicals from the body.

Ayurvedic point of view on raised urea levels in the body

As per Ayurveda, toxins are produced in the body which are recognised as "Ama". If not eliminated by the body Ama accumulates in the body creating problems in different body organs. Urea can also be considered as a type of Ama which when not removed from the body may start producing problems in the body.

Natural Supplements to lower blood urea levels

Planet Ayurveda has a range of supplements that help detoxify the body and support Kidney Function.

1. MUTRAKRICHANTAKA CHURNA

It is a herbal blend containing Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Varun (Crateva Nurula), Gokshur (Tribulus terestris) and Kaasni (Chicorium Intybus). It is great for eliminating harmful metabolites in the urine which helps in aiding Kidney function.

Preparation -1tsf twice daily with plain water after meals. It can be taken as a decoction as well by boiling 1 tsp. powder in 100 ml of water until it remains just 30 ml. This should also be consumed one to two times a day.

2. RENCURE FORMULA

It is a herbal Capsule formula containing Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Varun (Crateva Nurula), Gokshur (Tribulus terestris), Palaash (Butea monospermum) and Rakta Chandan (Pterocarpus Santalinus). It is another great herbal supplement with no side effects and absolutely safe for consumption.

DOSE:- 2 Capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. PUNARNAVA MANDUR

It is a classical ayurvedic preparation that is especially good for high urea levels with Anemia. A pure herbal formula containing Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa) and natural Iron for the body punarnava is one of Ayurveda's most used supplements.

DOSE:- 2 tablets, thrice daily with plain water after meals.

4. VARUNADI VATI

It is also a classical Ayurvedic preparation with the following constituents, Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Varun (Crateva Nurula), Gokshur (Tribulus terestris) and Shuddh Guggul (Commiphora mukul). It works to stimulate production of adequate amounts of urine that can flush out excess urea and creatinine from blood.

DOSE:- 2 tablets, twice daily with plain water after meals.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Leucorrhoea

Nowadays most women suffers from Gynecological disorders. These problems may be leucorrhea, irregular menstrual cycles, cysts of ovary etc. These may occur due to many reasons like lifestyle, eating habits or any kind of emotional stress. In this article we will discuss common causes, symptoms and Ayurvedic treatment for leucorrhea.

WHAT IS LEUCORRHEA (WHITE DISCHARGE)?

Leucorrhea is a Gynecological problem in women. There is excessive white, sticky, foul smelling dischargefrom vagina which may be accompanied by inflammation, irritation and redness is called leucorrhea.

TYPES OF LEUCORRHEA

IT IS OF TWO TYPES:

1. Physiological leucorrhea: It is most common in youngwomen. It is due to increased level of estrogen. Normally it acts as defense mechanism of body to restore chemical balance. It also helps to maintain the flexibility of vagina and nearby tissues.It is mainly during puberty period when sexual organs are developing.

2. Inflammatory leucorrhea: It mainly occurs due to vaginal swelling or congestion of mucosa in vaginal area. It may be due to anysexually transmitted disease (STD) and lochia (Post-partum discharge after delivery).

WHAT CAN BE THE SYMPTOMS OF LEUCORRHEA?

The common symptoms of disease include:

  • Main symptom is excess whitish discharge from vagina.
  • Irritation and inflammation in genital area.
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Digestion problem
  • Headache
  • Dark patches under eyes

COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH LEUCORRHEA

If the disease left untreated then it may get worse with time. This infection can spread into ovaries, fallopian tubes which results in infection of fallopian tubes that causes infertility. If white discharge occurs regularly after menopause and in late fertile stage then it may result in severe disease like cervix cancer. This infection spread into nearby organs like urinary and reproductive areas.

Read also:- Ayurvedic treatment for Leucorrhoea



AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK

Leucorrhea is known as ShvetaPradara in Ayurveda. The meaning of Shveta is White and Pradar means Discharge. This problem may occur due to unhygienic conditions, infection of genital organ or impaired immune function.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF LEUCORRHEA AS PER AYURVEDA?

As per Ayurveda, there are three main energies in body which are responsible for good health these are- vata, pitta and kapha. Aggravation of kapha is responsible for leucorrhea. This mostly occurs in weak and anemic women. The main causative factor is especially food which results in aggravation of kaphathat disturbs the Rasa Dhatuand results in leucorrhea. There is sticky, whitish discharge in this type of leucorrhea. This is called Kaphaj yoni.

Many times increased pitta also causes leucorrhea with yellowish, purulent discharge. Burning sensation, thirst are associated symptoms with this.This is called Pittaj yoni.

GENERAL CAUSES

There are some common causes of leucorrhea which are given below:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Diseased condition like Anemia, diabetes
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Malnutrition
  • Prolapseof uterus
  • Chronic Salpingitis
  • Excess of tea and coffee
  • Constipation
  • Alcohol
  • Cervical erosion
  • Bacterial infection

HERBAL TREATMENT OF LEUCORRHOEA

Ayurveda treatment mainly works on enhancement of digestive fire which helps to remove accumulated toxins and waste products in association with aggravated kapha. There are number of herbs and herbal formulations present to treat leucorrhea like Ashoka, Aoevera, Neem, Shatavari, Lodhara etc which gives strength to reproductive system also.

HERBAL FORMULATIONS FOR LEUCORRHEA BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is an herbal manufacturing company which provides pure natural products without any side effects. The main aim of planet Ayurveda is to promote good health with the help of herbal formulations in a natural way.

It is a combo pack of different herbal formulations which are explained below:

Sr. No.

Products

Quantity
1

Pitta balance   

1 bottle (60 capsules)
2

Female health support  

2 bottles (120 capsules)
3

Gandhak rasayan   

1 bottle (120 tablets)
4

Pradarantak Churna

2 packs (200 gms)

1. PITTA BALANCE

These are capsules which are combination of different compounds. It helps to balance pitta dosha and related problems. It consists of different ingredients:

INGREDIENTS OF PITTA BALANCE CAPSULES:

  1. Praval Pishti (Coral calcium) - It is rich source of calcium and it helps in balancing tri energies and their related problem. It also enhances immunity.
  2. Akik Pishti (Agate calcium) - It is useful in management of various ailments and helps to balance pitta dosha.
  3. Jawar Mohra Pishti (An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound) - It is natural source of calcium and helps to maintain tri energies in body.
  4. Kamdudha Ras (An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound) - It helps to maintain healthy digestive system.
  5. Mukta Pishti (Pearl Calcium) - It helps to relieve gastric problems and other disorders.
  6. Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia extract) - It helps to maintain all three doshas and maintain a healthy body. It also enhances immunity of body.

Dose:- 1 capsule twice in a day.

2. FEMALE HEALTH SUPPORT

These are pure natural herbal capsules by Planet Ayurveda. It is a combination of different herbs which are explained below:

  1. Ashok (Saraca indica): It is obtained from the bark of Saracaindica. It is helpful in menstrual related problems. It helps in balancing the female hormones.
  2. Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa): Its bark is used in different medicinal formulations and act as astringent. It is commonly used in leucorrhea. It also helps in menstrual problems.
  3. Shatavari (Asparagus recemosus) - It helps in improving female hormones. It also helps in gastric related problems.

Dose:- 2 capsules in a day with milk or water.

3. GANDHAK RASAYAN

It is obtained from Shuddh Gandhak also known as Sulphur purified. It is herbal supplement for rejunvenation. It has an excellent property to remove toxins from body. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties.

Dose:- 2 tablets twice in a day.

4. PRADARANTAK CHURNA

It is an herbal powder formulation by Planet Ayurveda which is mixture of different herbs which are explained below:

  1. Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa) - It helps in various gynecological problems in women. It also helps in relieving digestive system related problems.
  2. Ashok (Saraca indica) - It helps in relieving menstruation problems.
  3. Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) - It has cleansing action on skin.
  4. Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna): It helps to relieve leucorrhea by balancing kaphaalong with vata and pitta. It also helps to remove toxins from body.

Dose:- 1-2 teaspoon twice a day, with water or iced tea or juice, after meals.

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