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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Ayurvedic Herbal Remedy for Scleroderma Treatment

Scleroderma

Hard-skin; what defines Scleroderma actually? Scleroderma is an autoimmune rheumatic disease of the connective tissue featured by thick and hard skin, involving scarring, blood vessel problems and varying degrees of inflammation, and which is associated with an overactive immune system. Progressive involvement of internal organs may also occur.

Intervention of Ayurvedic Herbal Remedy for Scleroderma can manage the condition to enough extent.

Types of scleroderma are

  1. Localized scleroderma, that one is mild form which generally affects only the skin, although it can spread to the muscles, joints and bones. Internal organ are not affected. Symptoms include hard, oval-shaped patches on the skin [Morphea]; bands or streaks of thickened skin form on the arms, legs, or face [linear scleroderma].
  2. Systemic scleroderma, most serious form of the disease, that involves the skin, muscles, joints, blood vessels, lungs, kidneys, heart and other organs.
  • Scleroderma's severity depends person to person.
  • Women are more affected than men.
  • Age of occurrence between 20 to 40 years of age.

What are the Causes of Scleroderma?

  • Exact cause is not sure.
  • It is an autoimmune disease in which body's immune system becomes overactive and out of control that stimulates cells in the connective tissue to produces too much of collagen, causing scarring and thickening (fibrosis) of the tissue.
  • It is considered that certain environmental factor like viral infections, organic solvent or radiation therapy may trigger the disease in genetically predisposed individuals.

Ayurvedic View for the Cause of Scleroderma Occurrence

As Ayurveda explains scleroderma as a form of skin disease that is caused by the concurrent imbalance of the Doshas [Vata, Pitta and Kapha] disrupting the Tvak (skin), Ambhu (lymph i.e. Rasa Dhatu), Rakta Dhatu and Mamsa Dhatu.

What can be the Signs and Symptoms of Scleroderma?

  • Patient of Scleroderma can have thick and hard skin that appears shiny and smooth. Most commonly it occurs in cold. Fingers or toes that turn red, white, or blue. This is called Raynaud's phenomenon.
  • Ulcers or sores on fingertips occurs.
  • Appearance of small red spots on the face and chest. These are opened blood vessels called telangiectasia.
  • Swollen or painful fingers and/or toes.
  • Swollen or Painful joints.
  • Weakness and pain in Muscle can be there.
  • Dry eyes or mouth (called Sjogren's syndrome)
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Heartburn, bloating including other digestive symptoms.
  • Weight Loss
  • Hypertension

Lifestyle and Home Remedies for Scleroderma Patient

  • Keep your body warm to reduce Raynaud's symptoms and maintain core temperature of your body's when it's cool.
  • Avoid Smoking as nicotine may worsen the Raynaud's Disease.
  • With Regular exercise flexibility and strength can be maintained.

Habits can be changed as

  • In case, swallowing is tough you can have soft and moist food to chew.
  • Have frequent small meals to reduce acid reflux and avoid spicy food, alcohol etc.
  • Avoid doing exercise immediately before or after eating.
  • Protect your skin as excess of collagen can destroys sweat and oil glands, causing your skin stiff and dry.
  • For that Avoid harsh soaps and detergents.
  • Reduce frequent bathing.
  • Use oil-based rich moisturizer immediately after washing your hands or bathing, while your skin is still damp.
  • Apply sunscreen before going outside to protect further damage to skin.
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene
  • In case of chronically dry mouth, try to drink lots of water.

Ayurvedic Herbal Remedy for Scleroderma

1. Gandhak Rasayan:

Gandhak Rasayan are herbal tablets, prepared using pure Gandhak (Sulphur purified) and pure Sharkar (pure sugar). It has the ability to retain the healthy skin. It is helpful to improve the immunity and in that way helps the body to fight against bacterial infections along with it can reduce the inflammation. It is an effective Ayurvedic Remedy for Scleroderma.

Ingredients

  • Gandhak (Sulphur Purified): Sulphur has the property to absorb moisture from the environment into the skin. It helps to get rid of the dead surface of the skin and brings out healthy skin from below.
  • Sharkar (Pure Sugar)

Dose: 2 tablets twice to thrice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. Neem Capsules:

The Neem capsules are rich in medicinal in property and is of great importance without any side effects. Formed by the use of the pure extracts of Neem (Azadirachta indica). This capsule is found to be not only good for healthy skin but even maintains the overall health of the body.

Neem capsules are potent blood purifier antioxidant and immunity modulator, best anti-allergic as in skin allergies and respiratory tract infections. This herbal capsule is able to cure dry skin, skin rashes, skin irritation, skin itching, skin inflammation which makes it to be an effective Ayurvedic Herbal Remedy for Scleroderma because of its property for Skin.

Neem (Azadirachta indica): Neem is a natural herb with so many medicinal effects. Neem herb has anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce the inflammation and pain making it a benevolent remedy in managing the symptoms of skin disease like Scleroderma. This herb also comprises of healing and antiseptic properties. It is even effective in Gangrene that heal the wounds and sore in the case of gangrene.

Dose: Two capsule two times in a day with plain water after meals.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules:

Ashwagandha capsules are Herbal formulations, prepared using pure extract of Ashwagandha herb. It is useful in boosting the immune system. It is efficacious to improve the physical and mental capacity of the body, in that way enhancing the energy, strengths of the body and overall health is kept. It is good in reducing the anxiety and stress levels.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) - Ashwagandha is herb with so many medicinal uses. Ashwagandha has the property to strengthen the body and lower the body fatigue caused due to accumulation of toxins in the body. Other uses are to provide support in functioning of circulatory, immune, adrenal, and reproductive systems in the body.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals

4. Arjuna Capsules:

Arjuna Capsules are Ayurvedic herbal preparation that effectively maintains healthy blood circulation and balances Tridoshas of the body. This herbal formulation uses standardized extract of pure Arjuna.

Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) - Arjuna herb is capable to detoxify the blood due to its astringent effects. It is also homeostatic that it relieves bleeding conditions and controls intensified pitta. It enhances the stamina making a person work energetically reducing the feeling of being stressed and fatigued.

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

Ayurvedic treatment for TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disease

If you have the queries or any confusion about TMJ disease then you are not alone. It is awful that diseases are deteriorating the health of people day by day. Sometimes due to the lack of knowledge about disease we don't get the proper treatment. TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) is the disorder related to the dysfunction of jaws and muscles which control the jaw movements.

Ayurvedic treatment for TMJ disease involves the use of herbs which are completely safe and don't result any negative impacts on health. These herbs help to strengthen the muscles of jaw and also provide the relief in the pain associated with this problem.

Some of the herbs listed below, are quite beneficial for the treatment of TMJ

  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
  • Guggul (Comniphora mukul)
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

What is TMJ (Temporomandibular joint)

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders are commonly called as "TMJ," which result in the pain and dysfunction of jaw joints and muscles which are responsible to control the jaw movements. So it results in the severe pain and discomfort either on one or both sides of face. It has been found that this disorder is more common in women than men and mostly occurs among the people between the ages of 20 and 40.

Let's see the symptoms of TMJ?

  • Tenderness and pain in face, jaw joint area, ear area, pain when you speak, chew or open your mouth widely. Pain in neck and shoulders may also occur.
  • Jaws get stuck or lock which causes the difficulty to open or close your mouth.
  • Grating sounds, clicking, popping in the jaw joint when open or close mouth or chew.
  • Tiredness on face.
  • Difficulty in chewing or taking a bite if the upper and lower teeth don't fit proper.
  • Swelling on the one or either both sides of your face.
  • One may also have headache, toothache, dizziness, shoulder pain and hearing issues.

When to visit a doctor

Seek medical attention if you have persistent pain or tenderness in jaw and you are finding the difficulty to open or close your jaw completely. Then don't take it lightly and do visit your doctor.

Risk factors

Factors listed below may increase the risk of developing TMJ disorders:

  • Various types of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Jaw injury.
  • Long-term (chronic) clenching and grinding of teeth.
  • Certain connective tissue diseases which affect the temporomandibular joint.
  • Poor posture of the neck and upper back muscles may lead to strain on neck and impairment of jaw muscle function.

Ayurvedic view

In Ayurveda it is believed that there are three energies vata, pittta and kapha in the body which are responsible for the good health. Imbalance in any of three energies result in the health issues. TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) is due to the imbalance of tridoshas but primarily vata dosha is involved. Vitiated vata dosha causes the obstruction in channels of face muscles which cause the hinderance in the jaw movements. It is called hanustambh in Ayurveda.

There are various herbs present in ayurveda which are quite beneficial for the treatment of TMJ. Herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Guggul (Comniphora mukul), Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Danti (Baliospermum montanum), Mustak (Cyprus rotundus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) help to strengthen the muscles of jaw joints and also provide the relief in the pain associated with this problem.

Planet Ayurveda's treatment for TMJ disease

Planet Ayurveda's herbal products are prepared from the pure extracts of herbs and free from any preservatives, chemicals, colors and starch. Thus these products are completely safe for use without any adverse effects on health.

Product description

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Ayurvedic treatment for TMJ disease includes ashwagandha capsules. These capsules are prepared from the pure extracts of herb Withania somnifera(Ashwagandha). This herb is packed with the amazing properties and quite effective for the treatment of TMJ (Temporomandibular joint). Ashwagandha helps to provides relief in the symptoms associated with TMJ like swelling and pain in face.

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

2. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules are also an amazing formulation of Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of TMJ. These capsules are prepared from the pure extracts of herb Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). This herb has the great medicinal importance and also good for the treatment of TMJ. It helps to provide relief in the symptoms associated with TMJ like pain in face or jaw area, ear area, pain when you speak and difficulty in chewing or opening your mouth widely.

Dose: 2 Capsules twice daily after meal with plain water.

3. Curcumin Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's curcumin capsules are an effective Ayurvedic treatment for TMJ. These capsules are 100 % pure and prepared from the pure extracts of herbs Haridra (Curcuma longa). This herb is packed with a phytochemical compound, curcumin which has the anti-inflammatory properties. Thus these capsules help to reduce the pain and stiffness thus good for the treatment of TMJ.

Dose: 2 capsules twice in a day with plain water after meals.

4. Chanderprabha Vati

Chanderprabha vati is also an amazing formulation of Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of TMJ. This Ayurvedic product is available in the form of tablet and prepared by the combination of 21 herbs which are listed below:

Ingredients of Chandraprabha Vati:

  • Guggul (Comniphora mukul)
  • Sharkara (Sugar )
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Chavya (Piper chaba)
  • Shilajit (Asphaltum punibiunum)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Saindhavlavan (Rock salt)
  • Yavkshaar (Potasium carbonate)
  • Suvarchallavan (Sodium sulphate)
  • Vida lavan (Black salt)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)

Benefits: Herbs explained above are packed with the amazing properties and help to strengthen the muscles and also help to improve the jaw movements and provide the relief in pain also. Thus Chanderprabha vati is an effective Ayurvedic treatment for TMJ disease.

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

5. Nirgundi Oil

It is also called as Vitex negundo. It is herbal oil which is obtained from leaves of different herbs which are listed below:

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

Benefits: This herbal oil has the anti inflammatory properties and also helps to strengthen the muscles of face. Thus it is a good ayurvedic treatment for TMJ disease.

Dosage: For local application only.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Top 7 Natural Ways To Reduce Increased Uric Acid | Gout Natural Treatment

Though there is the advancement in the life style, technologies and medical field. But everything seems useless when we see the people around us who are suffering from the various ailments and looking for the treatment. Increased uric acid (Hyperuricemia) is also one of health complication which is haunting the mankind these days. But there is no need to worry because in Ayurveda various herbs are identified which are quite effective to reduce the uric acid naturally in the body.

Increased uric acid or Hyperuricemia means the excess of uric acid in the blood. Mostly reason of high uric acid levels is when our kidneys don't eliminate uric acid properly. Obesity, diuretic medications, diabetes, too much alcohol consumption and taking the foods producing more uric acid are the few causes which are responsible for this condition. Increased uric acid may results in the various health issues like inflammations of joints (gout), formation of kidney stones, problems with urination and certain type of cancers. To reduce the uric acid there are several natural ways which are quite beneficial without resulting any negative impact on health.

TOP 7 NATURAL WAYS TO REDUCE INCREASED URIC ACID ARE DISCUSSED BELOW

1. Home Remedies

a) Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and helps to lower down the uric acid levels. Lemon juice creates an alkaline effect and neutralizes uric acid.

Direction to Use:

  • Squeeze juice of half lemon into a glass of warm water.
  • Drink it two times daily.

b) Fennel Powder – Consumption of the one teaspoonful of fennel powder two times in a day is known to be effective to reduce uric acid in body.

c) Amla juice – Amla is rich in vitamin C and also has antioxidant properties. It helps to remove the toxins from the body and also enhances the functioning of kidneys. Thus it is quite good to lower the uric acid levels.

Directions to Use:

  • Deseed the 2-3 pieces of amla.
  • Crush these pieces and add into 50 ml of water.
  • Strain it and drink 2 times every day.

2. Diet

Diet also plays a major role to reduce the uric acid naturally. So here is list of some food products which are good to lower down the uric acid levels.

  • Consume fruits like cherries, strawberries, apples, figs, fresh coconut, papaya, mango, pineapple, cranberries, grapes, peaches, raspberry and grapefruits.
  • Consume vegetables like cucumber, carrot, zucchini, sweet potato, pumpkin, celery, eggplant, turnips, cabbage and red onion.
  • Consumption of cow’s ghee is also good to lower down the uric acid levels.
  • Use olive oil in cooking because it is rich in vitamin C thus it helps to lower the uric acid levels.

3. Exercise

Light exercises are good to reduce the uric acid levels in the body. Exercise helps to increase the blood circulation and oxygen supply in the body.

4. Breathing Exercises (Pranayam)

Breathing exercises nurture the body with oxygen and also increase the healing power of body. These exercises dilate the blood vessels and improve the blood circulation in the body. Breathing exercises are quite beneficial to lower down the uric acid levels naturally.

5. Precautions

  • Avoid taking lentils, chick pea (chana), kidney beans (rajmah), black lentils, soybean and sprouts in the case of increased uric acid levels.
  • Avoid red meat, seafood, and organ meats and poultry products.
  • Avoid vegetables like spinach, cauliflower, peas, mushroom and bell pepper.
  • Avoid fruits like plums, prunes and dates.

6. Tips

  • Drinking plenty of water is good to decrease the elevated levels of uric acid naturally.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid coffee.
  • Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Try to fast once or twice weekly. Have fruit diet.

7. Herbs And Ayurvedic Medicines

In Ayurveda, there are three energies – vata, pitta and kapha which are responsible to maintain a healthy body. Vitiation in any of three energies results in the health issues. Increased uric acid in body is mainly due to the imbalance of vata dosha, pitta dosha and vitiation of rakta dhatu.  With the use of herbs increased uric acid levels can be managed naturally. Herbs like Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Guggul (Commniphora mukul), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) are quite beneficial to manage the high  uric acid naturally. Though herbs take time to show their effect on body but these uproot the disease from its origin.

Planet Ayurveda offers Gout Care Pack to reduce the uric acid levels, which are prepared from the standardized extracts of herbs, free from any chemicals, preservatives, starch and preservatives. Thus these herbal products are completely safe for use and don't result in any side effects.

List Of Herbal Products In Gout Care Pack

  • Kaishore Guggul
  • Navkarshik Churna
  • Punarnava Capsules
  • Giloy Capsules

Product Description

1. Kaishore Guggul – Kaishore guggul is an amazing herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda to lower the uric acid levels. This herbal product is an amazing blend of various herbs which are discussed below. These herbs are also known to be a good natural gout treatment.

  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis),
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica),
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula),
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale),
  • Guggul (Commniphora mukul),
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia),
  • Marich (Piper nigrum),
  • Pippali  (Piper longum),
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes),
  • Red Physic nut (Baliospermum montanum),
  • Indian jalap (Ipomoea turpethum).

Benefits of some of the herbs are listed below:

  • Amalaki  (Emblica officinalis) - Amalaki or amla  is known to be very effective herb to reduce the uric acid levels in the body. It is rich in vitamin c and lower down the uric acid levels. It enhances the functioning of kidney and removes all the toxins from the body.
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) - Bibhitaki has the great medicinal importance in Ayurveda and also known to be an effective herb to reduce the uric acid levels.
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) - This herb is packed with the anti-oxidant properties and also helps in blood purification. It also helps to provide relief in the symptoms associated with increased uric acid like problem in urination, urinary stones and inflammation of joints.
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) - Shunthi is the common herb used in Indian kitchen and has the great medicinal properties. It helps to pacify the aggravated vata dosha and lower the uric acid levels.
  • Guggul (Commiphora mukul) - This herb is good to reduce the intense pain and inflammation in the high uric acid levels.

Dosage: 2 tablets two times in a day with plain water after meals.

2. Navkarshik Churna – Navkarshik churna is the wonderful blend of various herbs which are quite beneficial to reduce the uric acid levels naturally.

Ingredients:

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  • Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurrao)
  • Giloy (Tinopsora cordifolia)
  • Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata)

Benefits of some of the herbs are listed below:

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis) - Amalaki or amla  is known to be very effective herb to reduce the uric acid levels in the body. It is rich in vitamin c and lower down the uric acid levels. It enhances the functioning of kidney and removes all the toxins from the body.
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica) - This herb has the astringent properties. Use of Bahera is good to remove all the impurities from body.
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus) - This herb helps to provide the relief in the pain associated with increased uric acid levels.
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica) - Neem has the great medicinal importance from ancient times and quite good to lower the uric acid naturally. This herb helps in blood purification and removes all the toxins from body.
  • Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia) - This herb is the blood purifier, diuretic and astringent and anti-inflammatory in nature. Use of this herb is quite effective to lower down the uric acid.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful, twice in a day after meals with plain water.

3. Punarnava Capsules – Punarnava capsules are an amazing formulation by Planet Ayurveda to lower down the high uric acid levels. These capsules are also effective natural treatment for gout. Punarnava capsules are prepared from pure extracts of herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa).This herbal formulation is free from any chemicals, preservatives, color and starch.

Benefits: Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) is the flowering plant and also known by the other names such as tarvine, red spiderling and spreading hogweed. This plant is found throughout India and has the therapeutic properties. According to Ayurveda Punarnava is indentified as an effective natural gout treatment. It helps to balance the vitiated tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha). This herb is packed with anti-inflammatory, diuretic and blood purification properties. Thus it is good to manage the high uric acid levels.

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

4. Giloy Capusles – Planet Ayurveda offers giloy capsules which are very useful to lower the uric acid levels. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) is the major ingredient of these capsules. Standardized extract of herb is used to prepare giloy capsules.

Benefits: Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) is also known by the other names like amrita, giloya and heartleaf moonseed. This herb has the great medicinal importance and good to decrease the high uric acid levels. All the parts of this herb offer various health benefits. This herb helps to reduce the inflammation and pain in the elevated uric acid levels.

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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ayurvedic Remedies For Dysphagia Treatment

Difficulty in swallowing is that what defines DYSPHAGIA, means extra time and efforts are needed to move food or liquid from mouth to stomach which may be associated with pain or swallowing or may be very difficult in certain cases. There are Ayurvedic Remedies for Dysphagia that can bring relief from symptoms.

Intensity of Dysphagia can vary. As in mild form, giving a feeling as if food is just taking longer to pass through the oesophagus which can be painless and liquids may cause no problem. In severity, both solids and liquids do not pass at all down the oesophagus and may cause to vomit back the food and drink. While moderate, can be between these extremes.

Dysphagia can happen at any age, but mostly affected are older adults, babies, and people with problems of the brain or nervous system.

THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF DYSPHAGIA

  1. Oropharyngeal
  2. Oesophageal

Oropharyngeal dysphagia (High dysphagia): The problem is in the mouth and/or throat. There is generally something wrong with the nerves (and muscles).

Esophageal dysphagia (Low dysphagia): The problem is in the esophagus that is some blockage or irritation.

SYMPTOMS FOR DYSPHAGIA

The difficulty in swallowing can be mild or severe depending upon the cause of the dysphagia.

  • Having pain while swallowing (odynophagia)
  • Not able to swallow
  • Feeling of food getting stuck in throat or chest or behind your breastbone (sternum)
  • Unable to control Saliva in mouth.
  • Bringing food back up (regurgitation)
  • Repeated heartburn.
  • Having food or stomach acid back up into your throat
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Coughing or gagging while swallowing.
  • Inhaling food can lead to lung infections, like pneumonia

CAUSES FOR DYSPHAGIA

  • Ageing- Weakening of natural swallowing muscles can cause swallowing problems in very old age.
  • Cerebrovascular stroke- death of brain cells due to impaired blood flow.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (motor neuron disease)
  • Bell's palsy-weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face.
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) - When gastric acid goes up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Multiple sclerosis and Scleroderma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Parkinson's disease Parkinsonism syndromes
  • Radiotherapy of the neck and head area may cause swallowing difficulties.
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Snake venom and other neurotoxins
  • Some cancers
  • Xerostomia (dry mouth)- not adequate saliva to keep the mouth wet.
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dysphagia can be as secondary myopathy in Cushing syndrome, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism
  • Vitamin B-12 deficiency
  • Various medications, can cause dysphagia
  • Certain Surgeries like Laryngectomy, Pharyngectomy, esophagectomy reconstructed by gastric pull-up.
  • Head and neck surgery (oral cavity cancer)

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF DYSPHAGIA

According to Ayurveda dysphagia takes place as a result of blockage in microscopic channels (obstruction of strota) of the body. Low metabolism can cause improper digestion resulting into accumulation of toxins (Ama). These toxins pile up in various body channels causing blockages and impaired functioning. Aggravated vata is also responsible for dysphagia.

AYURVEDIC REMEDIES FOR DYSPHAGIA

1. Licorice (Yashtimadhu) Powder

This is an herbal formulation available in the form of powder, which is a useful Ayurvedic Remedy for Dysphagia. This formulation is prepared using standard extracts of the herb, Licorice.

Herb Used: Glycyrrhiza glabra

This herb in Ayurveda known by the name Yashtimadhu whose dried roots are used for the preparation of the herbal formulations. These roots have glycyrrhizin that provide sweet taste. It is has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. This herb has many uses like it can give relief from the throat soreness, indigestion, gastric ulcers and heartburn as well. Even good to use in dry cough, oral inflammation, asthma and bronchitis.

Along with theses it is also beneficial in arthritis and in conditions as canker sores, eczema and herpes.

This herb can strengthen the Immune system and can even prevent the abnormal multiplication of the cancer cells.

Dose: 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after the meals.

2. Digestion Support

This Herbal preparation is available in the form of Capsules and is prepared using various useful herbs that act together to balance 3 energies of the human body - Vata, Kapha and Pitta. This formulation helps in proper digestion of food by maintain the pH of the stomach. This is a beneficial Ayurvedic remedy for Dysphagia bringing relief from symptoms.

Herbs Used:

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis): Amla is a versatile herb which can be considered as hub of benefits due to its healthy properties. It is an anti-oxidant, rich source of Vitamin C, anti-ageing that makes it a good rejuvenator and as well act as coolant, providing soothing effects. It reduces the hot potency, relieving the heat within the body. Helps in stimulating the release of digestive juices by being sour in taste.
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula): Haritaki is an effective herb with so many uses as it can be a gentle laxative, digestive tonic, expectorant, anti-dysentery, carminative, astringent, anti-bilious and anti-oxidant natural agent and used against inflammation of mucous membrane of mouth. It can even relieve flatulence and gas by suppressing the formation of gas because of its warm potency. It can pacify all the three doshas. It also provide relief in heartburn.
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica): Bahera is an herb good in nourishing dhatus of body and pacification of tridoshas. It can excrete excessive ‘kapha' from intestines and benefits in the right excretion of juices. Supports the digestion process and maintain the pH of the stomach.
  • Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare): A very common herb having fine use in alleviating gaseous distension of abdomen, abdominal pain due to gas ,acidity and constipation.
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum) Coriander is another useful and very common herb used commonly in Indian kitchens for cooking. It improves appetite, relieves constipation and gas.
  • Pippali (Piper longum): It is capable to strengthen the complete digestive system. It stimulates liver, pancreas and intestines to secrete digestive juices.
  • Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum): It is so common among people for its use in relieving abdominal pain due to gas and flatulence. The decoction of Cumin, Fennel, and Coriander is useful in relieving abdominal gas problem and heartburn.

Synergistic work of all these herbs in this formulation is found to be effective to provide relief from the pain and other symptoms of the disorder.

Dose: 2 Capsules two times daily after meals with plain water

3. Heartburn Capsules

This Ayurvedic herbal remedy formed by the combination of some of great natural constituents. This formulation provides relief from heartburn resulting from the Acid reflux or GERD by neutralizing the excess of acid within few minutes. It has the ability to balance the intensified pitta in the human body. It has cooling effect and rejuvenating power and it is also an anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and an excellent blood purifier natural agent

Ingredients:

  • Parval Pishti (Coral): Parval Pishti formed of coral, rich in the calcium that can improve the digestion. It balances the vata, pitta and kapha providing relief in digestion problems.
  • Akik Pishti (Agate): It can balance the vata and pitta dosha.
  • Jawar Mohra Pishti: This natural element having cooling properties that supports to balance the vata, pitta and kapha making it capable to provide relief in digestion problems.
  • Kamdudha ras: Suitable compound for digestive system that provides relief in heart burn. Natural elements in it can maintain the balance of the pitta dosha in the body.
  • Mukta pishti (Pearl): Mukta pisthi is prepared from the pearls. It helps to provide relief in gastritis and burning sensation.
  • Guduchi (Giloy): This natural herb is effective to get rid of burping, heartburn and vomiting.

All these work together to fight away the signs and symptoms of the Dysphagia.

Dose: 2 Capsules 2 times daily after meals with plain water.

All these herbal preparations along with the modifications in the lifestyle and diet can effectively manage various symptoms of Dysphagia.

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Paraphimosis

Paraphimosis is one more male genital health complication. It is the problem in which foreskin is too tight and fails to return to a normal position. Ayurvedic treatment for paraphimosis is the safest and most reliable way to get rid from this problem. Ayurveda is new hope in this era because its main focus is not only to uproot the disease but it offers the good health too. Treatment of disease in Ayurveda is done with the herbs, though herbs take time to show their effects but they have the positive results on body without any side effects.

These are the herbs - Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), Shilajit (Asphaltum), Guggul (Comniphora mukul), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Mustak (Cyprus rotundus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Chavya (Piper chaba), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Curcumin (Curcumin longa ) and Neem (Azadirachta indica) which are quite beneficial to get rid from this problem

PARAPHIMOSIS

Paraphimosis is a severe health condition which only affects the uncircumcised men and boys. In this foreskin get stuck behind the head of the penis and fails to return to a normal position. If this problem left untreated it may lead to serious infection or loss of the tip of penis.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PARAPHIMOSIS?

  • The foreskin is too tight or stuck in a retracted position.
  • Pain and swelling in the tip of penis.
  • Bluish discoloration of the penis tip.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF PARAPHIMOSIS?

  • Direct trauma or injury to the area
  • Failure to return the foreskin into  its normal  position  after washing  or urination
  • Infection due to poor personal hygiene.
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • Vigorous sexual activity
  • It  can occur in healthcare setup during surgical procedures, such as Foley’s catheter insertion

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR PARAPHIMOSIS?

  • Chronic infections
  • Poor hygiene
  • Vigorous sexual activity
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • Trauma or injury to the groin region

HOW PARAPHIMOSIS CAN BE DIAGNOSED?

  • Physical examination
  • A complete medical history
  • Blood tests and urine tests

COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PARAPHIMOSIS

  • Severe stress and anxiety issues
  • Attempts by the individual to forcibly close the penis head may cause pain, bleeding, and scarring of the tissue which further more worsens the condition.
  • Discomfort and pain during sex.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR PARAPHIMOSIS

Planet Ayurveda is an Indian herbal company which works on medicinal importance of various herbs and how these herbs are beneficial to manage the health complications in a natural way.

Planet Ayurveda offers the four herbal products. These herbal products are prepared from the pure extracts of herbs which have the great medicinal importance. These herbs uproot the disease without resulting any negative impacts on health.

LIST OF PRODUCTS

  1. Gotukola Capsules
  2. Chanderprabha Vati
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Neem Capsules

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Gotukola Capsules:

Gotkula capsules are considered as an effective Ayurvedic treatment for paraphimosis. These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of herb Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) and are completely safe for use. These capsules are 100% pure and free from any side effects. Use of this Ayurvedic product is good to provide relief in the symptoms associated with paraphimosis like  pain and swelling in the tip of penis.

Dosage – 2 capsules, two times in a day after meals with plain water.

2. Chanderprabha Vati:

Chanderprabha vati is an amazing Ayurvedic formulation  by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of paraphimosis. This herbal formulation is an amazing blend of 23 herbs which are given below.

Ingredients -

  • Shilajit (Asphaltum)
  • Guggul (Comniphora mukul)
  • Sharkara (Sugar )
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Chavya (Piper chaba)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate)
  • Yavkshaar (Potasium carbonate)
  • Saindhav lavan (Rock salt)
  • Suvarchal lavan (Sodium sulphate)
  • Vida lavan (Black salt)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)

Benefits Herbs explained above are packed with amazing properties and quite beneficial for the treatment of paraphimosis. Thus chanderaprabha vati is considered as an effective Ayurvedic treatment for paraphimosis.

Dosage 2 tablets two times in a day after meals.

3. Boswellia Curcumin:

Boswellia curcumin is another effective Ayurvedic formulation available in house of Planet Ayurveda to treat the paraphmosis.  This herbal product  is prepared by the combination of two herbs that are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcumin longa ). These herbs are packed with anti inflammatory properties to provide relief in the pain and swelling of tip of penis.

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

4. Neem Capsules:

Neem capsules are  the wonderful product of  Planet Ayurveda. These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of Neem (Azadirachta indica). Neem has great medicinal importance from ancient times and quite effective to resolve the various ailments. Anti-inflammatory properties of this herb are quite good in the treatment of paraphimosis.

Dosage – 1 capsules two times in a day with plain water after meals.

SUGGESTIONS

  • Maintain the proper hygiene of genital area.
  • Make it sure that after having sex clean yourself and pull the foreskin back down to normal position.
  • Never leave foreskin behind the head of your penis for longer.

WHY SHOULD ONE GO FOR PLANET AYURVEDA?

  • All the products are 100% pure.
  • Efficacy of the herbs is checked in the labs before making any herbal formulation.
  • Products are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch and any color.
  • All the products are manufactured under the guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.

SRUS (Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome) Treatment in Ayurveda

Sometimes our health complications get worsen due to the lack of the knowledge. People take the ailmnets lightly which later on become the big issues. Here we are discussing the Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome which is disorder that is related to formation of ulcers at rectum. Our life style and eating habits are also responsible for this problem. How to get rid from this problem?  Yes Ayurveda is safe and easy way to get rid from this problem.

For the treatment of SRUS (Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome) in Ayurveda various herbs are identified. These herbs improve the digestion and help to get rid from this problem without resulting in any side effects on health. These are herbs - Haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Guduchi  (Tinospora cordifolia), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurrao), Giloy (Tinopsora cordifolia), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Kalihari (Gloriosa superba), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Til oil (Sesamum indicum) and Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata) which have great medicinal importance and known to be quite effective in the treatment of Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome.

WHAT IS SRUS (SOLITARY RECTAL ULCER SYNDROME)?

Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is a condition which occurs when one or more open sores (ulcers) develop in the rectum. This problem occurs rarely and mostly occurs in the people with persistent constipation. Rectum is a muscular tube which is connected to the end of your colon. Stool passes through the rectum out of the body. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome may result in the rectal bleeding and straining during bowel movements.

SYMPTOMS OF SOLITARY RECTAL ULCER SYNDROME INCLUDE

  • Constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Passing mucus from your rectum
  • Pain in pelvis
  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Feeling of fullness in your pelvis
  • A feeling of incomplete passing of stool
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Rectal pain

CAUSES OF RECTAL ULCER SYNDROME

It has been found that injury or stress to the rectum may cause rectal ulcers to form. Situations given below may result in rectum injury.

  • Constipation or impacted stool.
  • Straining during bowel movements.
  • Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum protrudes from the anus.
  • Tightening of the pelvic floor muscles that slow blood flow to the rectum.
  • Inversion of the one part of intestine with another.

CAUSES OF SRUS (SOLITARY RECTAL ULCER SYNDROME) IN AYURVEDA

According to Ayurveda, there are three energies – vata, pitta and kapha which are essential for a healthy body. Imbalance of any of these energies result in the health complications. Cause of Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is the imbalance of pitta dosha which is further associated with the vitiation of rakta and mansa dhatu. For the treatment of Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome there are various herbs which help to get rid from this problem.

SRUS (SOLITARY RECTAL ULCER SYNDROME) TREATMENT IN AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing company which works in accordance with ancient Ayurveda. Ayurveda's main focus is not only to heal the sickness but prolong the life too. There are various herbs which are packed with amazing properties and help to manage the several ailments without any side effects.

WHY SHOULD ONE GO FOR PLANET AYURVEDA?

  • All the products are 100% pure.
  • Efficacy of the herbs is checked in the labs before making any herbal formulation.
  • Products are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch and any color.
  • All the products are manufactured under the guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.

LIST OF PRODUCTS

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

1. Curcumin Capsules:

Use of Curcumin capsules is an effective treatment of SRUS in Ayurveda. These capsules are prepared from the pure extracts of herbs Haridra (Curcuma longa). This herb contains a bioactive compound, curcumin which has the anti- inflammatory property. Thus this herb helps to provide relief in the symptoms associated with SRUS like constipation, rectal bleeding, pelvis pain and rectal pain.

Dose - 1 capsule twice in a day with plain water after meals.

2. Gandhak Rasayan:

Gandhak rasayan is a very effective Ayuvedic formulation for the treatment of SRUS (Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome). This herbal product is prepared from the purified sulphur which is known as Shuddh Gandhak in Sanskrit. Its anti-inflammatory properties are good for the treatment of SRUS.

Dose - 2 tablets twice in a day.

3. Neem Capsules:

Neem capsules are the wonderful ayurvedic formulation of Planet Ayurveda. Use of these neem capsules for the treatment of SRUS in Ayurveda is quite safe and various patients are benefitted with this product. These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of Neem (Azadirachta indica). Neem has great medicinal importance from ancient times for various health ailments. Whole plants parts are useful to resolve the several health ailments. Neem also has the anti inflammatory properties and thus helps to provide relief in the rectal pain and pelvis pain.

Dose - 1 capsules two times in a day with plain water after meals.

4. Giloy Capsules:

Planet Ayurevda offers an ayurvedic formulation which is named as giloy capsules and very useful to manage the symptoms of SRUS in a natural way. These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of herb Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia).

Dose - 1 capsules two times in a day with plain water after meals.

5. Navkarshik Churna:

Navkarshik churna is the wonderful blend of various herbs which are quite beneficial for the treatment of SRUS.

Ingredients -

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  • Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurrao)
  • Giloy (Tinopsora cordifolia)
  • Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata)

Benefits - Herbs explained above are packed with amazing properties and quite beneficial in the treatment of SRUS (Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome). These herbs help to provide relief in the symptoms associated with SRUS like constipation, rectal bleeding, pelvis pain and rectal pain.

Dose - 1 teaspoonful, twice in a day after meals with plain water.

6. Nirgundi Oil:

Planet Ayurveda offers nirgundi oil which is prepared from the pure extracts of herbs like Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Kalihari (Gloriosa superba), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) and Til oil (Sesamum indicum). These herbs are packed with the anti inflammatory properties thus use of this nirgundi oil is good in the treatment of SRUS.

Dose - For local application only.

GUIDELINES

  • Increase the intake of fiber in diet. The best sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Consume fruits and vegetables with the skin and prefer choose whole fruits and vegetables over juices.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

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