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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for Fibromyalgia- Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Diet & Home Remedies


Fibromyalgia is a chronic neurosensory syndromecharacterized by constant unexplained pain, fatigue and stiffness throughout the body muscles. Commonly seen in women between the age of 25 and 60 years. It is also called fibrositis.


  • Stress,
  • Infections
  • Weak digestive fire- altering metabolism
  • Trauma
  • Irregular sleep
  • late night awakening
  • Incompatible food intake


  • Chronic pain since last 3 months or more
  • Hypersensitivity to stimulation
  • Irritable bladder
  • Blurred vision, dry eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Disturbed sleep and feeling drowsy in the morning even after night sleep
  • Gradual loss of movement
  • Stiffness
  • Depression, anxiety and mood disturbance, forgetfulness, poor concentration
  • Migraine and tension generatedheadache
  • Upper and lower back pain, joint pain
  • Tenderness of muscles, ligaments and joint
  • Malaise
  • Anorexia
  • Body heaviness
  • Nausea
  • Intermittent fever
  • Cramps during menstruation


  • Low serotonin levels
  • Elevate level of nerve chemical substance P
  • Pain on both sides of body and above and below waist lasting more than 3 months
  • Tenderness on digital examination at predesignated site
  • ESR and CRP Levels (c - reactive protein), Vitamin B12 & D and total blood count for differential diagnosis


Considered as vatavyadhi caused due to the Vitiation of Ama (toxins produced due to undigested food particle) and vata and obstruction of vatavaha and mamasavahasrotas. Here channels get blocked by toxins affectingMamsadhatu (muscles and tendons) produces symptoms like pain, stiffness, fatigue, contracture, loss of movement, intolerability even with slight touch.


Herbs which help in toxins cleansing from body channels, improving and strengthening digestion to prevent the re accumulation of toxins in the channels, increasing antioxidants and free radicals in body, balancing nervous system and improving sleep quality shall be taken in combination. Some of these are:

Kumari Saar (Aloe vera juice) opens channels cleanse them, removes the accumulated toxins and improves circulation and drugs like (Nirgundi, shallaki, guggul, ashwagandha and ginger are found to be useful in curing fibromyalgia.

Planet Ayurveda offers a Fibromyalgia Care Pack containing natural herbs. This pack contains:-





Joint Aid Plus

  • It is a natural herbal blend to fight joint pains and inflammation.
  • Combination of pure natural herbs  works quickly without any side effect
  • Useful in pain and inflammation like condition and gives Analgesic effect.
Nirgundi, Sallaki, Guggulu, South, Ashwagandha 2 Capsules twice daily with plain water.

Boswellia Curcumin

  • Very potent anti inflammatory herbal combination.
  • Reduces the pain and swelling of joints.
  • Increases mobility and helpful in pain management.
Sallaki, Haridra 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

Aamvatantak Churna

  • Contains herbs which are detoxifying and Anti inflammatory.
  • Helps in reducing joint pains and inflammation.
  • Helps in aama digestion
  • Reduction in production and accumulation of toxins in the body
Suranjan,Methi, Gorakhmundi, South, Ashwagandha, haridra 1 Tsp twice daily after meals with water

Stress Support

  • It contains a powerful combination to relive stress without any side effects and drowsiness
  • Contains adaptogenic drugs which adapts with mind to fight stress like
  • Does not induce sleep
  • Does not create addiction with the drug.
Brahmi, Tagar, Ashwagandha 1 Capsule twice daily

All these give excellent result within one month of treatment. Each pack is a combination of many herbs useful for maintaining health digestion, metabolism and pain management.


The description of herbs per pack and their mode of action is as below:

Nirgundi (Vitex negundo)

It purifies body, checks accumulation of fluid in the body, it eliminates microorganisms in body, and it contains volatile essential oils, phenol, camphene, artemetin helpful in pain & swelling management.

Best Analgesic, Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, alleviating vata, brain tonic, cleaning and healing affect.

The tikta, katu and ushan properties of the drug improves appetite and digestion.

Sallaki (Boswellia Serrata)

It contains Sitosterol and volatile oils as main ingredient.

It acts as digestive and useful in loss of appetite, stimulates sweating by opening the channels.

Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)

It contains oleoresins, guggulsterone Z & E , has anti inflammatory , analgesic, and anti bacterial actionalso a nervine tonic, it increases leucocytes count and hemoglobin hence increasing the immunity, antihelmintic, effective in rejuvenating the body tissues, efficient in scrapping out excess fat and toxins out of the body

South- Ginger Contains compounds called gingerols that offer free-radical protection. It also help in joint pains and aampachan.

Curcumin (Curcuma Longa)

Turmeric contains volatile oil and raisins Turmeric is one of the best anti inflammatory herb, having healing property , stimulates liver hence acts as appetizer, laxative, aampachak (aids in digestion of undigested food particles) , reduces weakness, has anti oxidant properties and have analgesic effects.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Also called winter cherry.

It has a bitter alkaloid named somniferin which has hypnotic andstress relivingactivity. It also has steroidal lactones like withanolidesand withanoferins which helps in relieving pain and swelling,weakness, has sedative effect and nervine tonic, helpful in insomnia and giddiness act, purifies blood, reduces edema, increasesimmunity, and reduces burning sensation of urine.

Methi - Fenugreek

Fenugreek possesses anti-oxidative effects, which relieve inflammation and helps get rid of inflammatory-related skin issues.

Suranjan (Colchicum luteum)

It contain alkaloid named colchicines which has pain reliving, anti-depressant and healing properties.Other than this it helps in preventing indigestion and relieving constipation. It is also a good blood purifier. It also act diuretic hence flushing the body toxins through urine.

Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus Indicus)

Useful in conditions associated with edema and pain.

Tagar (Valeriana wallichii)

It helps in reducing pains of body, calms and relaxes the bodyenhances sleep, maintain normal body temperature

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

It's a valuable herb for brain and entire nervous system. It helps in depression, enhancing intelligence, cardio and brain tonic, act as Antioxidant.


  • Fresh fruit and vegetables juice of carrot beetroot, crane berry, which are high in fibers and rich in anti oxidantsetc
  • Take plenty of cucumber along with mint leaves.
  • Drumstick eaten as vegetable, flowers or pods are beneficial.
  • Energy foods like almonds, dried dates, beans, tofu, oatmeal, whole grain bread, walnuts, cucumber, melons
  • Steamed vegetables like tinda, ghiya, parval, cabbage, drumstick, fenugreek, ginger, carrot, pumpkin, zucchini, squash, coriander, asafetida, nutmeg, garlic, raw turmeric, caraway seeds, fennel, cashews,soaked almonds, flaxseed rich in omega 3 fatty acid. Wholegrain,low fat dairy products or fresh sweet curd, tomatoesshould be included in the diet.
  • Coconut milk and coconutwater, cucumber, lemon, orange, saindhavlavan or rock salt, red pepper, clove, black pepper, cumin, spinach etc are also found to be beneficial
  • Wheat: wheat grass juice is very beneficial.


Sweets, processed foods, high saturated fats, more salt and sugar, artificial sweeteners,Spicy oily , junk and fried foods, sugar, white flour, refined sugar, cocoa, chocolate, pastries, cakes, yogurt, Tea, coffee, alcohol, canned juice, frozen foods, bitter astringent foods, cauliflower, broccoli, yam, potatoes, colocasia, lady fingeretc.

One should avoid pickles, tamarind, vinegar and other sour items.


  • Drinking juice of fresh radish daily for 15 days.
  • Powder of Amla 3gms added with honey should be taken along with warm cow’s milk
  • Haldi1tsp added with amlachoorna 1tsp should be taken ½ tsp along with warm milk
  • Nirgundileaves are heated and are made to a poultice and tied over the affected part for chronic widespread pain.
  • Paste of guggul is topically applied over the affected part directly.
  • Nirgundileaves decoction can be made and tub bath can be taken for the affected part to remove the congestion reducing the obstruction of blood and increasing the circulation, reducing edema if anyand also for relieving pain.
  • Medicatedsteam with herbs like nirgundi
  • Preparea poultice from raw potato and shall be applied in affected area helps in relieving pain.
  • Drinking water kept overnight in copper vessel shall be taken empty stomach every morning.
  • 5 tsp of black gram is boiled in a glass of water, when reduced to half, strain taken twice daily.
  • Boil 50 fresh mint leaves in a glass of water boil and reduce it to half, strain and drink it twice daily in the morning and evening.
  • Juice of carrot, cucumber and beetroot taken together in equal quantity is found beneficial.
  • Onion should be baked on coal and after removing the outer layers shall be consumed, is found useful in neuropathy.
  • Mix onion juice along with equal quantity of mustard oil and should be massaged on painful parts.
  • Cleam a big pod of garlic, cut in to two pieces and boil in milk, this preparation shall be taken for 42 days to relive the symptoms. The quantity should be increased gradually.
  • Garlic shall be ground and mixed with sesame oil and applied on the affected parts to relive the symptoms.


  • Yoga, suryanamaskara, Pranayama and mediation also should be practiced moderately.
  • Yogasanas like trikonasana, ardhachandrasana, Padangusthasana, Padahastasana, Uttanasana, sarvangasana, ustrasana, setubandhasana, vrikshasana shall be practiced up to 5 rounds each.
  • Deep relaxation exercises like yoga nidra, and shavasana shall be practiced for stress mangemtn.
  • Massage with Luke warm sesame oil before bath for 10-15 minutes.
  • Maintain body fitness level.
  • Food should be consumed in proper timings
  • Avoiding incompatible food items
  • Avoiding late night awakening
  • Do not disturb the body’s natural rhythm and body urges.
  • Eating balanced diet which is fibrous and rich in antioxidants.
  • Drinking minimum 2 liters of water daily.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Leucorrhoea Treatment in Ayurveda

In a life of a women beginning from the puberty and remaining up to menopause normally a transparent or whitish fowl less liquid vaginal discharge occurs through vagina.

It's a normal process and part of body's defence mechanism to keep the vagina clean and healthy, but when the secretion is more than normal and it starts creating irritation associated with foul smell is known as Leucorrhoea.

Vaginal cavity is covered by a protective flora consisting of healthy yeast and bacteria which maintains the ph of vaginal flora at normalcy, but due to aggravating causes (as disccussed below ) this ph balance is disturbed and the alteration of bacterial and yeast flora leading to inflammation and discharge per vagina which is white in colour.

This can last for a week or for a month or more and may affect the female reproductive system.

This can be experienced by a female right from the onset of puberty and up to the time the female is sexually active or till menopause.


In Ayurveda the Leucorrhoea is correlated with Shweta pradara where a discharge per vagina is seen which is white not associated with pain and burning sensation in colour. Ayurveda does not considers this a disease rather a symptom of many diseases. This occurs due to intake of excessive kapha aggravating food causing vitiation of Kapha which vitiates rasadhatu of reproductive system.


  • Constipation
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Excessive coitus
  • Frequent abortions
  • Improper dietetics during menstruation
  • Not maintain the hygiene
  • May be associated symptom of patients suffering from Diabetes mellitus, Anaemia, Malnourished patients, STD patients
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Oestrogen stimulation
  • Tumour
  • Use of tampons
  • Not changing the sanitary pads frequently as per flow of discharge during menstruation.
  • Spicy and fried foods
  • Bacterial infection



  • Constant discharge which is white and sticky
  • May be or may not be associated with Itching and foul smell
  • Sometimes itching or burning sensation
  • Discharge can be slight to excessive
  • Weakness
  • Constipation
  • Stomach ache
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of weight
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal cramps as felt during menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • In chronic cases discharge will be carry traces of blood and will b pinkish in colour.
  • Pain in calves
  • May be associated with fever
  • Pain in low back or thigh region


Trichomonas Vaginalis infection Thin yellow green frothy discharge with faecal odour
Candida infection Thin white curd like discharge with disagreeable odour.
Bacterial infection Discharge is gray in colour with odour
Chlamydia infection Muco purulent discharge


Planet Ayurveda offers complete and best quality herbal remedies for leucorrhoea. Leucorrhoea Care Pack a combination of very effective natural herbs to cure the Leucorrohea which is a combination of Pradrantak Churna, Female Health support, Pitta Balance, Gandhak rasayan.


It is a herbal formulation to get rid of excessive yellowish white discharge. This powder balances aggravated kapha doshas associated with vata and pitta, Stimulates digestive fire, Balances physiological functions of the body, helps excreting toxins out of body. An excellent combination of herbs, pradarantak churna is a wonderful herbal powder from the house of Planet Ayurveda.

DOSAGE : 1 teaspoon twice a day, with water, after meals.


It is a combination of herbs like Ashoka, Shatavari and Lodhra which regulate and balances the hormonal imbalance and regulates female health. It's good to use daily to improve reproductive system. When used regularly for couple of days, Female health support capsule helps to improve overall female reproductive health and balances hormones.

DOSAGE : 2 cap twice daily with water after meal.


It is a herbal supplement for rejuvenation, Which improves immune system and also helps in purification of blood. Planet Ayurveda offers this supplement in tablet form which is made from purified sulphur. This is well advised in all infectious diseases.

DOSAGE : 2 tablets twice a day after meal.


It is a blend of herbs which contain all soothing medicines in it like Praval pisti, Akik pisti, Jawar mohra pisti, Kamdhudha ras, Mukta pisti and Giloy satav. Intake of Pitta balance helps in balancing the pitta dosha (fire element) and helps in conditions like feeling of burning sensation in feet and hands, hot flushes etc.

DOSAGE : 1 capsule once a day after meal.



Amlaki Powder can also be consumed in a 2tsp qty adding with honey twice a day.

Amal Juice mixed with honey should be taken .

Kernel or fruit of Amlaki or Indian gooseberry should be ground and mixed with honey & taken with water.


Tandulodak : Rice wash water. Boil rice in water in the ratio of 1:3 when it is reduced to half it should be taken after adding salt or sugar as per the taste and little ghee.

Cooked rice along with butter milk should be taken as diet.


Coriander seeds should be boiled in water and cooled and taken in the morning for a month.


Should be soaked in water and when the seeds swells the water should be thrown, and the seeds shall be allowed to be sprouted. Sprouts have to be consumed at the time of breakfast.


Vaginal wash with Banyan tree (Vat Vriksha) banyan tree bark should be boiled and decoction of this shall be used for washing the vaginal tract.

Neem leaves water or bark of People can also be used for making medicated decoction and can be used for wash.


Mango seeds shall be dried in shade and grind along with water and to be applied outside the vaginal tract and over the both labia


These shall be plucked 8-10 in number and washed thoroughly and boiled in 3 times of water and when the one fourth quantity remains, it should be filtered and cooled. This can be added with normal water and can be used for washing the genital parts after urination.


Bark of walnut shall be boiled and made to decoction, and shall be used for vaginal douche, is found to be very effective in this condition.

Juices like Crane berry juice, lemon juice, orange juice are found to be very effective if taken a glass full twice or thrice a day for month.


Betel nut should be chewed after each meal by adding honey or suagr candy (Mishri).


The crushed rose petals are preserved in sugar is called gulkand and easily available in market can be consumed 1 spoon in the morning and night along with milk is found to cure debility and fatigue associated with symptoms.


This can be added in the milk and can be taken in the night, has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.


Garlic should be used in food preparations.


Ripe banana is also found to be beneficial.

It should be consumed daily either alone or in slices adding honey and milk in the breakfast.

Raw banana made to vegetable added with coconut gratings and coriander leaves (common south Indian and Bengali Dish) can also be taken.


It can be eaten as a fruit or its juice can expressed freshly added with little black salt can be consumed daily once.

Dry seed of Pomergranate also called Anar dana, can be grind along with mint leaves and little jiggery + Black salt, + Green Chilly can be consumed along with food in the form of Chutney or Jam.

Pomegranate leaves 25-30 in numbers can be boiled in water and its decoction can be used for vaginal wash.


Concoction made out of cumin seeds consumed by adding sugar candy is found to be useful.


This should steamed and taken along with lunch or dinner or in the form of soup.


2 tsp. of dry ginger powder can be taken along with luke warm water for 21 days to relieve the is condition.


Tulsi leaves 30 in no's grinded to extract the juice, added with 1 spoon of honey taken twice a day daily for 15 days.

Or Extracted tulsi juice can be taken with sugar candy or Mishri.


It has an antiseptic property.

A Piece of alum can be dissolved in the water used for taking bath. This water help in preventing the infection and curing the disease.

Alum dissolved in hot or luke warm water can be used for vaginal douche.

¼ tsp of alum powder can be consumed along with water to cure excessive white discharge.


Jayphal shall be kept in white muslin cloth and should b kept inside vagina, or the same can be boiled in water and used for washing is also found beneficial.


Nagkesar with butter milk followed by diet of only cooked rice cures leucorrhoea.


Undergarments should be dried in sun as its rays act as best sterilizing agents and protect from bacteria, also war under garments made of cotton which absorb the moisture and dries fast.

Avoid skin fitting cloths and jeans, tight elastic undergarments which reduces the blood circulation around pelvic area.

Personal hygiene should be maintained.

Avoid Deodorants, sprays, soaps & other irritants during the treatment as these can trigger the condition.

Cold sitz bath and Hip bath are found to be very effective in this disease, where the congestion inthe pelvic region is removed due to the cold effect of water and the blood circulation is increased, hence the healing is fast.


Marjari Asasn or cat pose, Bhujangasan (Cobra Pose), Shalabh asana, pashmittoanasan are Asanas found to b beneficial.


Anuloma viloma should be practised along with Mediation for relaxation.


Essential oils of Rosemary sandalwood and oregano can be used for local fumigation or in the steam bath.



Lady's Finger, carrot, beetroot, jiggery, Zucchini, Bottle gourd, Melon , cucumber, citrus fruits , tomato, zinger, coriander, rice starch or Maand, fenugreek seeds and leaves, guava, Yoghurt, buttermilk , cumin seeds are all found to be beneficial.

Intake of Liquids in the form of fruit juices, milk, buttermilk soups etc and Fresh green leafy vegetable, salads should be increased.


Excessive salt , oily, sour, garam masal, pickles, rice, Urad daal, Rajma, sweets, Jackfruit (Kathal), Potato, Jimikand, Ratalu, Gram flour (Besan), Refined flour.

Excessive spicy and fried foods, junk foods like pizza, chowmeine should be avoided.

Avoid tea coffee, alcohol and other stimulants.

Avoid tinned canned food.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for Supranuclear Palsy

Brain is such an important part of our body that controls everything from thinking, feeling or storing memories to control body's actions and reactions. The proper functioning of this most important organ is must. But what if there occurs some problem with the functioning of brain? Well, a problem can be so serious. There are some health problems that occurs due to abnormal functioning of brain. An uncommon and rare brain disorder- Supra nuclear palsy is also here. Although rare, but once occurs can cause serious complications. So the precautions and the treatment is needed to handle this disorder. Yes, in this article we are going to discuss all about this disorder in brief. And of course, we will give you the natural treatment for the same as well.


The disorder is known to affect the part of the brain that lies above the nuclei. The part that lies above the nuclei is known as supra nuclear. This part is somewhat like pea sized structure in the nervous system that controls the functioning of eyes. Palsy stands for the weakness in the eyes and hence the complete name of this disorder- Supra nuclear palsy.

Along with the eye movements, the problem results in problems with walking and balancing. With time, it becomes worse, as it is a progressive disorder. There is no cure for the same. The only thing we can do is to manage the symptoms. The disorder usually affects people of 60 years or more. But it may occur in people with 40 or 50 years of age as well. Men are more commonly affected with this disorder as compared to women.


Most of us are well aware about the fact that modern medicines are mainly responsible for side effects. No doubt, it is true it manages the health problem but only for some time. Chances are the disorder may reoccur. By suppressing the particular symptom of the health problem, it is at the same time causes some harm to the body too.

Here is another alternative also. And that is Ayurveda. Yes, it is safest and the natural way to handle any disorder with its root. The greatest benefit of natural treatment is- it do not cause any side effects, instead gives side benefits. With the help of natural herbs, Ayurveda handles the disorder by balancing the aggravated doshas or dhatus.


Planet Ayurveda is known for providing Ayurvedic treatment for number of disorders. The house is famous for giving herbal products that are made without addition of any chemicals, additives or preservatives. Hence, these are safe for everyone and that's why all of them are effective in handling any disorder.

Yes, for Supra nuclear palsy as well, the house has some herbal products that will help in handling the symptoms of this brain problem. So let us discuss, how the products will manage the symptoms.


Ashwagandha, a powerful herb for mind and body, is used in the preparation of this formulation. Yes, the herb also known as Withania somnifera, is known to be beneficial for several health problems. The herb is known to have compounds which are known as Withanolides and these improves the overall functioning of brain cells and the communication between such cells. The disorder is the result of weakness that interferes with the movements and the balancing of the body. To deal with these symptoms, Ashwagandha is perfect herb. Yes, the herb is commonly used to overcome the weakness and to support the balancing of the body.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1 capsule twice daily.


This product is made using the pure and standardized extracts of two effective herbs- Boswellia serrate and Curcuma longa. Being packed with Boswellic acids and Curcuminoids, the combination is another great herbal remedy for the same. Joints and eyes movement are affected due to this brain disorder. And this product supports the affected movements and handles the disorder in better way.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1 capsule twice daily.


A great herbal powder that is made using the blend of pure herbs such as Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum) and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi). A perfect source of nutrition to overcome weakness in the body. If taken regularly along with the other discussed herbal products, it will deal with the associated symptoms, effectively.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 100 g of powder in it.

Dosage - 1 teaspoonfull, twice daily.


Well, Shilajit is another effective herbal remedy for supra nuclear palsy. It is not an herb, but it is actually a mineral substance. The word Shilajit is enough to describe the benefits in case of this disorder. Yes, it is a Sanskrit word that stands for destroyer of weakness. Now, we can understand its need while tackling with such brain symptoms. But, the problem is, how we can get the pure Shilajit so that it can work effectively. For this, Planet Ayurveda is here. We made our Shilajit capsules with 100 percent pure Shilajit. Hence, they are much effective.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1 capsule twice daily.


Planet ayurveda's Giloy capsules are made using the pure and the standardize extract of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). Because of its numerous medicinal benefits, the herb is actually known as amrita in Ayurveda. The product along with all the above mentioned herbal products will take care of all the symptoms. It provides support to the muscles, joints and bones to maintain the balance and nourishes the brain to carry out its functioning. It helps to maintain healthy movements of eyes as well.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1 capsule twice daily.

The medicines of the house are effective only because they are made using the pure ingredients in it. All of them are free from side effects. All of them are 100 percent pure, vegetarian and safe to use. In short, what more we want?


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