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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

How to Increase Testosterone in Males Naturally?

Testosterone is a male hormone that plays a key role in masculine growth and development during puberty. Testosterone levels vary greatly among men. Testosterone level generally peak during adolescence and early childhood but as the person gets older, testosterone level generally declines. It is very important to diagnose in older men if a low testosterone level is due to the decline of normal aging or if it is due to a disease. This condition is known as Hypogonadism. However, older men tend to have lower testosterone levels than do younger men. It is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles. Modern treatment prescribes testosterone therapy to overcome the low level of testosterone but it is not clear that testosterone therapy would have any benefit for older men. There are various side effects of testosterone therapy like - it contributes to sleep apnea (a very serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts), stimulates non-cancerous growth of the prostate, enlarges breasts, causes skin reactions or acne, limits sperm production or causes testicles shrinkage. In addition, testosterone therapy may impact the risk of heart disease. There are many herbs mentioned in Ayurveda that increase testosterone naturally. Ayurvedic treatment can increase testosterone in males without producing any side effects.

Ayurveda also agrees to the age related natural lowering of the testosterone levels. Market is flooded with sex power boosting Ayurvedic herbs. A few of the drugs are sold in the market irrespective of its proven efficacy, safety aspects, research data etc. People feel shy to discuss their sexual problems with anyone and rely on medicines available in medical shops which further deteriorate their condition. Patients must be honest with their doctor while discussing sexual problems instead of relying on the products being sold in the market. These products are available in the market under the name Herbal Ayurvedic Products. They are also insulting Ayurvedic science which does not deal only with the products to boost sexual drive, rather it is a very deep science. Ayurvedic classical literature explain the herbs that increase testosterone levels, their utility, scope and limitations.


  • Bone density
  • Muscle strength and mass
  • Fat distribution
  • Sex drive
  • Facial body and hair
  • Red blood cell production
  • Sperm production


  1. Changes in sexual function: There is a symptom of reduced sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections during sleep, infertility etc.
  2. Physical Changes: Various physical changes like - increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk, decreased bone density, gynecomastia (tender or swollen breasts), loss of hair on body etc.
  3. Changes in Sleep patterns: Low testosterone levels cause insomnia and sleep disturbances.
  4. Emotional Changes: It can also cause decrease in self-confidence, sadness, depression, trouble in remembering things, loss of concentration etc.


  • Testicular carcinoma
  • Microbial infections
  • Any external trauma
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity


A blood test is the only way to diagnose low testosterone level or reduction in the bioavailability of testosterone. Some men have a lower testosterone level without signs or symptoms. In this case, no treatment is needed but if serum levels of less than 300 nano gram per decilitre are considered to be low. Some of these signs and symptoms can be caused due to various underlying factors like - obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid problems, depression, diabetes etc. so a blood test is the only way to diagnose a low testosterone level.


Planet Ayurveda offers Tribulus Power Pack for Increasing Testosterone Levels Naturally. Tribulus Power Pack consists of:

  1. Atirasadi Churna
  2. Tribulus Power
  3. Chandraprabha Vati
  4. Shilajit Capsules
  5. Tri-bull Oil
  6. Penis Massage Cream (Himcolin)

Tribulus Power Pack

1. Atirasadi Churna

Atirasadi Churna of Planet Ayurveda is prepared after a lot of research on Ayurvedic herbs that increase testosterone level. This herbal formulation helps to improve male reproductive system. This churna is prepared by various herbs like - Safed Musli, Kali Musli, Semal Musli, Gokshura, Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Akarkara, Vidari Kand, Varahi Kand, Safed Behmen, Taalmakhana and Kesar.

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

2. Cap. Tribulus Power

Tribulus Power of Planet Ayurveda is prepared from Gokshura (Tribulus terresteris) which is considered as the best aphrodisiac in Ayurvedic system of medicine. It is a rich source of natural precursor of natural DHT (dihydroxytestosterone). It is used by body builders worldwide as natural alternative to testosterone.

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

3. Chandraprabha Vati

Chandraprabha Vati is an ayurvedic formulation widely used in Ayurvedic practice due to its numerous health benefits. It is used to treat semen defects, improves strength, natural aphrodisiac and anti-aging Ayurvedic medicine.

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

4. Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit (Asphaltum) is beneficial in all the diseases. Shilajit contains abundant trace minerals in the form of fluvic acid, humic acid, benzopyrones, phenolic glycosides and amino acids. It has an anti-aging effect and increases stamina. Shilajit capsules of Planet Ayurveda are packed with pure extract and do not contain any preservatives, raw shilajit or synthetic chemicals.

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

5. Tri-Bull Oil

Tri Bull oil provided by Planet Ayurveda is used for local application for supporting healthy male reproductive parts. This formulation is 100% pure & natural..

How To Use: As per instructions on the packaging. Once every alternate day.

6. Penis Massage Cream (Himcolin)

Take small quantity on top of index finger, rub it for 1 minute all over the organ once daily or every alternate day.


  1. Bala (Sida cordifolia)
  2. Atibala (Abutilon indicum)
  3. Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
  4. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  5. Gokshura (Tribulus terresteris)
  6. Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruritus)
  7. Masha (Black gram)
  8. Yashtimadhu (Indian licorice)

According to Charak, intake of suitable herbs nourishes Dhatu (tissue elements) by which even in old age one does not get seminal debility or deficiency.

It is always wise to think before we act and eat as some of the diseases are self- invited. If proper care and caution in food habits and medicine is taken into consideration, it would produce good results.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment for PCOS - Diet & Home Remedies

Incidence of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is increasing now-a-days because of sedentary lifestyle, excessive intake of junk food, pollution, etc. The word “Syndrome” is used to describe PCOS because it is a complex manifestation involving many factors and organs such as—obesity, irregular menstrual bleeding, abnormal menstrual periods, insulin resistance, lack of ovum production etc. It causes worry as it is commonly found in reproductive age and it is thought to be one of the leading causes of female infertility. It is diagnosed in women when they are seeking medical advice for infertility as well as irregular menstrual bleeding, majority of these cases are treated by hormonal therapy or surgical intervention but PCOS can be taken care by Ayurvedic treatment, diet and home remedies.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition where hormonal imbalance affects the follicular growth during the ovarian cycle causing the affected follicles to remain in the ovary. The retained follicle forms a cyst and with each ovarian cycle, a new cyst is formed leading to multiple ovarian cysts.

The ovarian cycle is governed by a hormonal feedback system moderated by the hypothalamus, thus it requires constant feedback of hormones to properly regulate the release of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Lutenizing Hormone (LH) from the anterior pituitary gland. The hormonal feedback that the hypothalamus receives is due to the high levels of oestrogen that has been formed from free androgens in the peripheral tissue.


  1. Ovary - The female gonad organ present at either sides of the uterus.
  2. Adrenal glands - These are present just above both the kidneys.
  3. Pancreas - It is a gland which produces insulin in the body.
  4. Pituitary Gland - It is a gland present just below the brain responsible for hormonal control.


Ayurveda suggests that PCOS is a disorder involving Pitta, Kapha Vata (Apana Vayu), Medas and Artav dhatu. Mainly gynaecological disorders are due to the imbalance of Vata dosha. The causes of PCOS according to Ayurveda are eating heavy foods that increase Kapha doshas in the body like - consumption of sweet, heavy foods, low digestion strength. Pushpagani Rewati mentioned by Master Kashyap in Ayurvedic texts bears some similarity with the symptoms of PCOS. When the deranged Vata vitiates the mamsa, shonita and meda mixed up with Kapha, they produce circular, raised and knotted inflammatory swelling called "Granthi". This type of glandular swelling is compared with the modern terminology known as - cyst which is an abnormal closed epithelium-lined cavity containing liquid or semi-solid material.

The biggest contributor of PCOS is the poor diet. Young women with PCOS tend to eat too much sugar or carbonized drinks and highly refined carbohydrates which causes unhealthy rise in insulin levels. This type of diet causes obesity thus aggravating PCOS. Women who are stressed tend to eat more food that are high in fat, carbohydrates and sugar in response to stress. Thus, it can be concluded that the modern stressful lifestyle and food habits are contribute in the development of PCOS. Ayurvedic treatment involves applying a multi-pronged approach towards correcting the hormonal imbalance, treatment to insulin resistance and treatment of obesity and avoiding high cholesterol levels.


  1. The principal signs and symptoms of PCOS are - menstrual disturbance and elevated levels of male hormones known as - androgens. Thus, women complain of hair on face, acne, alopecia.
  2. Obesity
  3. Infertility due to improper ovulation
  4. Absence of menstruation/ scanty menstrual bleeding / abnormally high and irregular bleeding.
  5. Dark coloured band like skin lesion may be developed at the back of the neck, inner thighs and axilla known as acanthosis nigricans.
  6. Bilateral enlarged cystic ovaries are revealed when examined internally.


The diagnosis of PCOS is mainly based upon the clinical presentation together with USG (Ultra Sonography findings) and hormonal profile appropriate to mode of presentation.


  1. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) - Turmeric is a natural anti-biotic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor. Taking 1 tsp of turmeric with water empty stomach is an effective remedy for PCOS.
  2. Hareetaki (Terminalia chebula) - Due to the laxative effect of this herb, it reduces the body’s morbidity and contributes significantly.
  3. Aloe vera - It is an excellent herb for inducing ovulation. Take fresh aloe vera juice empty stomach in the morning.
  4. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) - Due to rejuvenated effects and bitter principles, it imparts its effects by breaking the pathophysiology.
  5. Shunthi (Ginger) - Ginger is quick penetrative and digestive. Include ginger in your diet.


Ayurvedic treatment involves the treatment with herbs which are safe and effective, not by the chemical treatment which involves the prescription of synthetic hormones which further damage the system. Anti-Ovarian Cyst pack of Planet Ayurveda is prepared from the herbs like - Asoca, Asparagus, which are considered as excellent herbs for the treatment of PCOS. This pack of Planet Ayurveda is 100% natural, safe and very effective.


1. Pradarantak Churna

It is an effective herbal remedy for ovarian cysts as it is a complete herbal formulation to take care of the female health complaints. This powder contains Saraca indica which naturally balances the disturbed female hormones.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon twice daily with meals.

2. Chanderprabha Vati

It is quite useful in the disturbed metabolism of "Kapha" and "Vata" dosha. The ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids shrink naturally by the use of these tablets.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Kanchnaar Guggal

Kanchnaar is a beautiful tree growing in plains of India. The bark of this tree is very effective in the blockages in lymphatic channels, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, goitre etc. This medicine also detoxifies the system.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.


Diet plays a key role in managing PCOS along with medication. Avoid sweet food products, heavy foods, dairy products, fried, spicy, junk food and non-vegetarian diet. Include light food, coconut water, clarified butter (cow's ghee) in the diet. Make morning walk and Meditation as a part of your lifestyle. Read More About Diet In Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Monday, May 15, 2017

Periungual Warts - Causes & Ayurvedic Treatment

Periungual warts

Someone said, "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live". Personal grooming and hygiene should be made a lifestyle not a duty. Keeping our hands clean at all times helps to ward off a lot of disorders. Dirty nails are a carrier for many organisms. Periungual warts are tiny eruptions around the nails and they can become a barrier in the normal nail growth resulting in splitting the skin around the nails. These warts may deface the nails and cuticle.


Periungual warts occur around the nails of fingers and toes. These warts are tiny but when they gradually grow and resemble a cauliflower and form clusters. Periungual warts usually damage the nail by lifting it from the skin. Loss of cuticle, paronychia, causing the nail to detach from skin are some complications that this disorder causes. These warts, in their initial stage are pin shaped in size, smooth, shiny and translucent. In the last stage, these periungual warts become inflamed, tender and fissured. These warts most commonly affect children and young adults as they are not very careful in maintaining good hygiene. It can enter through minor cuts. In case you bite your nails or cuticles, you're at a higher risk to get affected by Periungual warts. This virus is highly contagious. You can get affected by touching someone with this wart or using their stuff. People with low immunity are also at an escalated risk for developing Periungual warts.


  1. Periungual warts are caused by HPV or Human papillomavirus, particularly by strains 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 27, 57.
  2. Weak immunity
  3. Stress
  4. Unhygienic habits
  5. Lack of proper nutrition
  6. Direct contact
  7. Indirect contact


Viral warts, in the vast majority of normal individuals, resolve spontaneously. However, this may take several years and there is often considerable treatment. The majority of treatments are based on destruction of keratinocytes, irrespective of whether they are HPV infected or not.

Warts close to or under the nails may be a particular problem. Liquid nitrogen treatment may exacerbate them due to inflammatory swelling and skilled cutting of the nail and electrodesiccation or other destructive therapy, may be necessary.


कुष्णाति वपु: इति कुष्ठं||

This means that the substance which pollutes the body is known as Kushth. Skin disorders are of numerous types and are caused when Twak is dushit (polluted/toxicated). Skin disorders usually occur due to vitiated doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha, twak, rakta, mansa, ambu. Periungual warts are generally referred to as Charmkeela in ayurveda. It can be caused due to ill dietary habits, controlling natural urges, lethargic behavior, lack of exercise. In Ayurveda, if a person has warts then his Vata and Kapha are said to be imbalanced. Ayurveda heals with herbs without any side effects. Periungual warts are referred to Charmkeela. They are small in size and are often painless. Most of the time, these warts are not harmful. Warts are caused by Human Pappiloma virus. Charmakeela's appearance can differ based on the type and site of the wart. They can be treated with a combination of oral medicines and ointments or oils for topical application.


PLANET AYURVEDA has some ayurvedic products for the treatment of Periungual Warts mentioned below:

1. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Capsules:

Skin is the largest organ of the body. It helps in covering the networks of the body. Hair and nails are the modified forms of skin and help in protecting the body and are not just for beauty. Radiant skin hair nail capsules consist of 4 herbs which are extremely potent in strengthening skin, hair and nails. Manjishtha, Pitt papda, Chirayata and ghrit Kumari are the four ingredients that are a part of this formulation. It has anti-aging properties, aids in maintaining connective tissue strength and also acts as an immunity booster. These herbs have amazing actions on skin, hair and nails. Radiant skin hair nails is an amazing herbal formulation which helps in boosting immunity along with strengthening skin, hair and nails. It aids in fighting free radicals and allergies.

These capsules contain combination of herbs like manjistha, pit papda, chirata, ghrit kumari in it. These contains tannins, alkaloids and potassium in it. The herbs used in this product gives proper diet for maintaining the nails as nails are made from keratin protein. This product protect and enhance the texture of nail.

Dosage: Consume 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water.

2. Gandhak Rasayan:

Gandhak rasayan is usually used for skin diseases. It contains purified sulphur which is helpful in treating skin diseases like periungual warts. The word rasayan means rejuvenation. Its natural property is to rejuvenate the body without any side effects. It helps to remove toxins from body.

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

3. Immune Booster:

Immune booster is a natural ayurvedic product which contains herbs like bhumi amla, grape seeds, amalaki, and cow colostrum in it. This product boosts the energy level to fight against periungual warts as weak immunity is also the cause for these warts.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules once or twice a day.

4. Navkarshik Churna:

This herbal churna has various therapeutic properties in it. It has immunomodulatory properties, improves immunity, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti- infection properties in it. This churna helps in relieving the pain in periungual warts. The herbs present in this churna like amla, Haritaki, baheda, Vacha, neem, Manjishtha etc. is very effective for skin diseases. The herbs present in it have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-oxidative, properties in it.

Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful of navkarshik churna, two times in a day with plain water after meals. Patients should not exceed the recommended dosage.

5. Epidermal Oil Mixed With Mahamirchadhi Oil:

The herbs present in epiderm oil are nimba patra, chirayta, haridra, daru haridra, rakta chandan, vasaka, haritaki, amla, chameli etc in it. This oil is very beneficial in itching, and other conditions of skin. This oil benefits the skin and mucous membranes to heal the warts.

Mahamarichadi oil is an Ayurvedic formulation which contain mixture of many herbs like maricha, nishoth, dantimool, devdaru, kooth, haldi, daruhaldi, lal chandan, indryani mool etc in it. The combination all these herbs has antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant etc. properties in it which act on periungual warts easily.

Dosage: Mix these two oils in equal proportion and then use this oil externally on affected areas of skin.

These products are safe for use and have given best results on periungual warts.

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Retroperitoneal Fibrosis - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Risk Factors

Retroperitoneal Fibrosis

Retroperitoneal Fibrosis is a disease characterised by the presence of inflammation and fibrosis in the retroperitoneal space. The disease process begins with the symptoms like - flank pain and unexplained weight loss. The inflammation starts surrounding the large artery known as - aorta that delivers blood from the heart to the rest of the body at the level just below the kidneys and progresses inferiorly towards the arteries that carry blood to the legs and outward towards the kidneys and surrounding structures ultimately leading to kidney failure. If the inflammation surrounds the ureter leading from kidney to bladder and blocks the flow of urine, this can cause kidney to fail. It is previously described as chronic periaortitis. It is a rare fibrotic reaction in the retroperitoneum that typically presents with ureteral obstruction. It is characterised by the development of extensive fibrosis throughout the retro peritoneum which are centred over the anterior surface of the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae resulting in obstruction of retroperitoneal structures, most notably the uterus. There is currently no treatment for peritoneal fibrosis in modern medicine because no controlled therapeutic trials have been performed. Optimal care in patients with RPF requires an integrated approach of surgical and non-surgical therapies. Modern medicine prescribes medicines like - glucocorticoids, immunosuppressive agents, estrogen receptor antagonists but the best way to treat retroperitoneal fibrosis is not known to the modern physicians.


  • Poorly localised, dull pain in the back or in the lower abdomen.
  • Low extremity edema
  • Fever
  • weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Ureteric colic

This can also be associated with Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, etc.


The diagnosis of retroperitoneal fibrosis requires a high degree of suspicion. Examination in patients with retroperitoneal fibrosis includes the following findings:

  1. Hypertension: Present in 50% of affected individuals with RPF.
  2. Occasionally abdominal mass is present.
  3. Obstruction of the ureters with varying degree of renal insufficiency. It is the earliest and most common organ involved.

Laboratory tests for patients with RPF include the following

  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Urine and Creatinine tests
  • Complete blood count
  • Alkaline phosphate levels
  • Anti-nuclear antibody levels
  • Urinalysis

Imaging tests:

  • Plain chest and abdominal radiography
  • Abdominal MRI
  • Kidney ultrasonography
  • Abdominal CT scanning


  • Actinomycosis (Bacterial Infection)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Abdominal tumors
  • Occurs between the age group of 40-60 years
  • External beam radiation used in cancer treatment
  • Recent trauma of the abdomen or pelvis


According to Ayurveda, this condition results due to the impairment of Vata and Pitta doshas in the body along with the impairment of body tissues. Ayurvedic herbs are quite helpful in this condition as they are a natural detoxifier and diuretic. This condition starts when inflammation and fibrosis of the abdominal aorta occurs. When the disease progresses, it starts affecting the arteries that carry blood to the legs as well as to the kidneys.


Herbal Remedies for Retroperitoneal Fibrosis

1. Rencure Formula

Rencure formula of Planet Ayurveda is a herbal remedy which is prepared by the combination of herbs described in ancient texts as an effective herbal remedy for the diseases related to kidneys, thus Rencure Formula of Planet Ayurveda is very effective in the treatment of rectoperitoneal fibrosis.

Dosage: 1-2 capsule in the morning and evening with plain water after meals.

2. Punarnava Mandoor

This is the most common and most effective medicine used in Ayurvedic practice. It is a herbal remedy for decreasing urea/creatinine levels, swelling, puffy eyes, fluid accumulation and other endotoxins accumulation. It is a diuretic and widely used in the treatment of various renal disorders.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Varunadi Vati

Varunadi Vati of Planet Ayurveda is prepared from Varun herb. The best quality of Varun (Crataeva nirvala) is taken for its production. The regular use of Ayurvedic medicine Varunadi Vati helps to reduce toxins accumulated due to the improper functioning of the kidneys. This Ayurvedic product works wonderfully on the kidneys thus suitable for the treatment of rectoperitoneal fibrosis.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Kaishore Guggul

Ayurvedic product Kaishor Guggul contains the natural purifying herbs like - Triphala, Giloy, Guggul (resin). These herbs work as nature's best supplement to detox. It removes toxins from the blood and it is a useful herbal remedy for all metabolic disorders. It is particularly helpful for the accumulation of Pitta in the joints and muscles which may be indicated by pain and inflammation.

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

5. Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules

Phyllanthus niruri has hepatotoxic property. Phyllanthus niruri capsules are widely recommended to enhance the function of diseased liver. Phyllanthus niruri capsules of Planet Ayurveda contains the standardised extract of the plant - Bhumyamlaki or Bhumiamla. The word "Bhumi" means earth and "Amla" means small berries. This plant is considered acrid, cooling and alexipharmic. These capsules of Planet Ayurveda are useful in urinary problems, liver disorders with diuretic actions, and also improve immunity. It alleviates Kapha and Pitta doshas.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water with meals.

Rectoperitoneal Fibrosis Medicines at Planet Ayurveda are well researched and carefully designed by the expert team of Planet Ayurveda by understanding the pathophysiology of the disease thus saving the patient from kidney failure. Nature has the solution for all the problems and India has been blessed with rich heritage and traditional knowledge about herbal medicines. India exhibits a huge biodiversity with more than 25,000 herbal formulations being prescribed by more than a million practitioners relying on traditional medicines to cure the diseases. Ayurveda being practiced for thousands of years has reference to the safety and efficacy of individual drugs in classical texts. Ayurveda primarily focus on the synergistic effect of multiple ingredients, unlike the dependence on single Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) in their modern counterpart. Ayurveda works on the root cause of the disease. Ayurveda does not believe in providing just symptomatic relief.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Painful Joint Conditions (Rheumatoid arthritis, Cervical Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis & Gout) - Ayurvedic Treatment

When two or more bones meet, joints are formed. Most joints including those of the limbs move freely and known as synovial joints. They are lubricated by synovial fluid secreted by the joint lining. The semi-movable joints like in the spine and pelvis are less flexible but more stable. A few joints such as those of the skull are fixed and there is no movement. There are 6 examples of synovial joints which are classified according to their articular surfaces (where bones meet) fit together and the movements each joint permit.

Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases including:-

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  2. Osteoarthritis
  3. Gout
  4. Cervical Spondylitis


Rheumatoid Arthritis is the king of painful disorders affecting the musculo-skeletal system. It is a long standing auto-immune disorder that primarily affects the joints. The Rheumatoid affected joints are- usually hot, swollen and painful. After a period of rest, pain and stiffness worsen.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

What are the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

  • Tender/warm/swollen joints
  • Morning stiffness that may last for hours
  • Inflammation in the joints.
  • Development of the flap in synovium
  • Destruction of cartilage (cushioning between the joints)
  • Firm bumps of tissue under the skin on the arms (nodules)
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss

What are the causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis are not known but immunity plays a major role in its manifestation. There is a condition known as auto-immunity in which body's immune cells invade its own cells. It is like our soldiers fighting against our own people but Ayurvedic perspective of causes of rheumatoid arthritis is slightly different.

The nomenclature "Amavata" which has been derived from the two words-"Ama" and "Vata" seems to have been evolved around 9th century. The main cause of Amavata is altered state of digestion and metabolism caused by unhealthy food habits when there is diminished digestion power. Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis involves improving digestion, immune-modulation and prescription of Ayurvedic medicines. The disease has been correlated with Rheumatoid Arthritis in modern terms, the cause of which has not been established by the modern system of medicine. Besides some short acting anti-inflammatory drugs or immune-suppressive drugs with hazardous side effects, there is no medicine for its radical cure.


Due to changes in day to day lifestyle, the superiority of human health is falling. Dreadful changes in lifestyle have led to disorders like—obesity, arthritis, diabetes etc. Among these, osteoarthritis is observed commonly in large population. It is also prevalent in young generation. It is a degenerative disease. Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear disease involving abnormalities resulting in degradation of joint, articular cartilage and sub-chondral bone resulting in inflammation, aggravation of pain during and after movement.


Pathology and Physiology of Osteoarthritis

  • Due to increased age, synovial fluid in joint gets decreased.
  • Due to friction of bony parts, erosion and inflammation of surrounding capsule, breakdown from cartilage is released into joint space.
  • Progressive erosions of articular cartilage and formation of bony overgrowth at joint margins due to calcification (osteophytes) in later stages.
  • Damage due to less protection by cartilage, cartilage becomes thin and soft due to degeneration.
  • Gross deformity and instability of joints.

Etiological Factors

  • Overweight (since it puts more pressure on the joints and can cause cartilage to tear between joints rapidly).
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Metabolic dysfunction
  • History of trauma which leads to misalignment or deformities.
  • Hereditary—mostly among females (knee and hand osteoarthritis)

What are the symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

  • Pain in joints (major symptom), sharp in nature, burning sensation associated with muscles and tendons.
  • Tenderness
  • Joint stiffness
  • Muscle spasm
  • Crackling noise
  • Loss of function or morbidity due to locking of joints.
  • Sometimes joints filled with fluid.


  • By clinical methods and examination
  • In case of trauma, to rule out pathology, X-ray, CT-Scan and MRI are done.

Modern Treatment

  • Use of analgesics and steroids
  • Exercise
  • Weight control
  • Physiotherapy
  • Surgery

Osteoarthritis According To Ayurveda

Master Charak mentioned the concept of "Sandhigat Vata". According to Charak, by touching the swollen joints, it felt like as a leather sac is filled with air resulting in inability to extend and flex the limbs due to pain. Sandhi (joint) is a site of Shleshaka Kapha. As age increases, Vata dosha in the body increases and Kapha especially Shleshaka Kapha decreases, hence joints become less functional as vitiated Vata gets lodged in Sandhi (joints). Joint is considered as one of the Marma (vital point of the body), knee joint is also one of them. Joint is also among Vranasthana (site of inflammation). According to Ayurvedic treatment point of view, inflammatory changes are most important while considering Sandhi as "Vranasthana". In case of degenerative changes, treatment is given for improving nutrition, in case of obstructed pathology, vitiated Kapha is treated, then Meda (body fat) is corrected, then Vata dosha is treated. In this case, Snehana (intake of oil) or Abhyanga (application of oil) are contradicted in the initial stage.

Differentiating features of Osteoarthritis from Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. Symptoms of osteoarthritis aggravated by humid and cold weather environment.
  2. Stiffness generally relieved by movement.
  3. Patient feels better with moderate use of joint but intensity of pain increases after prolonged use.

3. Gout

There are many joint related disorders explained in Ayurvedic texts of which grossly Vaatrakt signs and symptoms can be co-related with gout. Gout is known as "Vaatrakt" in Ayurveda. It usually affects greater toe. It is caused due to vitiation of Vata dosha along with blood vitiation. It is the most common cause of inflammatory joint disease in men over 40 years.

What are the symptoms of gout?

The great toe- metatarsophalangeal joint is the site of first acute gout attack in 70% cases. It can also affect ankle, knee, small joints of hand and feet. Sometimes the onset is very sudden waking the person from sleep. The affected joint is red, hot, swollen with prominent veins with severe pain.

Recurrent gout attacks lead to chronic gout. It leads to erosion of cartilage and bones. Severe joint deformities are also seen.

What are the causes of gout?

Uric acid concentration in the body fluids depends upon the balance between purine synthesis and uric acid elimination.
Factors which influence gout and increased uric acid levels in the blood are - renal failure, drugs like - diuretics, lactic acidosis by alcohol, starvation, vomiting, exercise etc.

Purine rich foods like - beer, alcoholic beverages, legumes, non-vegetarian foods must be avoided.

4. Cervical Spondylitis

It is a wear and tear disease which is caused by degeneration of bones, discs- cartilage cushion between the neck bones and joints of the neck. This condition is becoming common in young population also. With aging, the bones and the cushioning cartilage disc start to lose strength. This makes the soft cartilage to expand, thin, slip (known as herniation of disc), touch and irritate the nerves. The degenerating discs also become flat with bridge edge causing nerve irritation. Nerve irritation leads to symptoms like - pain, numbness etc. The stiffness arises because of lack of cushioning between the bones causing a friction whenever neck is moved. This condition is also known as - Cervical osteoarthritis, when the patient has active inflammation causing redness, swelling, increase in temperature etc.

Cervical Spondylitis

In Ayurveda, a condition known as Greeva graham is explained. It is explained as a Vata condition. Increase in Vata leads to depletion of body tissues. The dryness and degeneration caused by Vata leads to decrease of Kapha dosha. Kapha, mainly Sleshaka Kapha is responsible for cushioning between the joints. Hence, disc degeneration sets in leading to spondylosis.

What are the symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis?

  • Pain in the neck
  • Muscle spasm
  • Difficulty in the usual functions of the neck like—rotation, flexion, extension etc.
  • Radiating pain to the shoulder/forearm/arm
  • Numbness
  • Joint stiffness
  • Lack of co-ordination/difficulty in walking
  • Headache
  • Tingling sensation

Healthy Joints Pack by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers a very effective treatment of painful joints. Healthy Joints Pack by Planet Ayurveda consists of:-

Healthy Joints Pack

1. Bone Support

Bone support capsules of Planet Ayurveda are a blend of amazing herbs with therapeutic benefits. It relieves bone loss and related conditions. These capsules provide natural calcium to bones, thus helpful in low bone density, useful in all kinds of fractures and other bone related disorders.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with water after meals.

2. Guggul Capsules

Joint disorders are due to increased Kapha dosha in the body. Guggul capsules of Planet Ayurveda is an effective weight loss supplement which helps in lowering down over weight without causing any side effects. Planet Ayurveda's Guggul capsules are 100% pure and vegetarian natural supplement.

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

3. Joint Aid Plus

Joint Aid Plus Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is the best remedy for treating all types of Arthritis. These capsules can be used for pain and inflammations, very effective for spondylitis, effective analgesic for painful joints.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules

Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules offered by Planet Ayurveda are one of the most effective combinations of anti-inflammatory herbs. This makes Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules as most effective arthritis supplement. The joint pain relief can be seen after using these capsules within 1 day.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

Healthy and Happy Joints Pack (Advanced Stages)

Planet Ayurveda offers healthy and happy joints pack for the advanced stages of all painful conditions of joint problems. This pack is specially designed by the expert team of Planet Ayurveda to provide relief from the painful joint conditions like - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cervical spondylosis, osteoporosis etc. Healthy and Happy Joints Pack consists of-

Healthy and Happy Joints Pack (Advanced Stages)

1. Bone Support

Bone Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from herbs like—Shudh Laksha, Suhanjana Beej, Hadjod, Arjun, Praval Pishti, Mukta. These are the valuable herbs described in Ayurveda for strengthening and supporting of bones and also improve calcium metabolism.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water.

2. Guggul Capsules

Planet Ayurveda offers guggul capsules for pain management and to maintain healthy bones and joints.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily.

3. Joint-Aid Plus

Joint Aid Plus capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a herbal formulation prepared from the herbs like—Ashwagandha, Giloy, Guggul, Shallaki, Nirgundi and Saunth. It is a blend of the best ayurvedic herbs that act against inflammations.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily

4. Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules

Planet Ayurveda offers Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules for healthy joints. The results are long lasting and the anti-inflammatory effects are permanent. They are useful in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cervical spondylosis, ankylosing spondylosis.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily.

5. Green Essentials

Green Essentials capsules of Planet Ayurveda are suitable in the treatment of advanced stages of joint problems as they are prepared from chloroplast - green pigment found in the plants which helps to nourish the cells and fight against health ailments. They are known to clear heavy metals.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily.

6. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are 100% vegetarian. These capsules are useful in debilitating conditions, brings the strength back to the muscles, neck stiffness, joint pains, arthritis of all types.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily.

Diet and Lifestyle Management

Diet plays a crucial role in improving joint health and to keep swelling and pain in control. Since Ayurveda believes that the root cause of joint problems lies in impaired digestion and metabolism, so the diet is targeted to improve the same. Include ginger, garlic, long pepper, pepper, buttermilk, hot water, turmeric in your diet. Avoid worsening of joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Avoid worsening of gastro-intestinal health, avoid ama formation (a state of impaired digestion and metabolism), avoid imbalance of Kapha and Vata, which worsen the stiffening, pain and inflammation. Anything that is heavy to digest, takes long time to digest is to be avoided. Avoid curd, frozen foods, spinach, non-vegetarian food. Long term diet restriction is needed. Avoiding natural urges causes increase in Vata which is not good for painful joint conditions. Avoid Oil massage.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment for Pancolitis - Symptoms, Causes & Complications | Ulcerative Colitis

Pancolitis (also called Pan-ulcerative and total colon) is a type of ulcerative Colitis in which entire colon becomes inflamed and disease spreads throughout large intestine from cecum to rectum. It is a very severe type and chronic in nature.

The inflammation destroys the cells that normally line the colon wall. As a result, sores and ulcers develop in those damaged areas. Extend of inflammation may vary in degrees up into the upper parts of the colon. That's why it is important to know how much of the bowel in the disease is affected.


  • Blood Discharge in stool
  • Abdominal severe pain and cramps
  • Tenesmus - It is a sensation to pass stools, even though your bowels are already empty.
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Fever


The disease usually begins in people aged 15 and 30 although it can appear at any age. It seems that both men and women are equally affected by ulcerative colitis. Approximately 20% of patients present with Pancolitis.

types of ulcerative colitis, ulcerative colitis


Abnormal activation of the immune system in the intestine: Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease. Normally the body's immune system protects you from infection. In autoimmune disorders, this goes away and the immune system attacks own healthy body tissues. In Pancolitis, tiny ulcers develop on the entire internal lining of the colon and these may bleed and produce pus.

Genetic factors: Ulcerative colitis does run in families. As many as one in five individuals with UC will have another family member with UC. Ten percentages of identical twins both develop UC. If you have Pancolitis, there is an increased chance that your children, brothers and sisters will also develop the disease.

Environmental factors: It includes intestinal infections, air pollution, certain diets, sanitation and hygiene, where you live in the world, and use of certain medications.

Certain foods and beverages can make the symptoms of Ulcerative colitis worse. These may include the following:

  • Dairy products
  • High fiber foods (like beans, bran, nuts and seeds.) and Vitamin B6
  • Alcohol
  • Fried items and fatty foods.
  • Caffeine
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Stress can make the symptoms of UC worse.


Some patients do have complications in their skin, eyes, joints or liver as a result of their UC disease. People with pancolitis have a slightly higher risk of developing colon cancer than the general population. As a result, cancer screening with colonoscopy is recommended in all patients after the disease has been present for eight to 10 years.


Pancolitis can be treated by medicines but sometimes surgery may be necessary. Some people also change their diet and lifestyle to support their medical treatment such as exercise, improving quality of sleep, reducing stress. There is not certain treatment in allopathy but Ayurveda has an excellent management for the same.


From ayurvedic view point, pancolitis can be known as pittaj Grahani. Three fundamental energies (doshas: vata, pitta & kappa) should be in balance stage to get perfect health. Pitta type people are genuinely more –prone to have this. Here, Pitta dosha gets imbalanced, obstruct intestines and causes Pittaja Grahani. Excessive consumption of Pitta aggravating Foods (such as excess of spicy, pungent, acidic, sour, alkaline nature foods, food items which produces burning sensation in the body) damage both rakta dhatu (blood tissue) and mamsa dhatu (muscle tissue). This leads to formation of ama that gets deposited between the villi in the intestines, forming a smooth coating that impairs the normal function and immunity of the intestines. Later it becomes more extensive over time and effects the entire colon called Pancolitis.


Ayurvedic treatment is mostly recommended by doctors all over the world. Ayurvedic treatments were both safe and effective, providing symptomatic relief of Pancolitis with no harmful side effects. There is a combination of Ayurvedic herbs which will be very useful for Pancolitis. This combo pack includes 4 herbal remedies- Kutazghan Vati, Pitta Balance, Arjuna and Vatsakadi Churna.

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack


1) Kutazghan Vati

It is an herbal formulation and available in tablet from. It has an anti-dysentery properties and power to stop all sort of diarrheas, intestinal infections, bleeding disorders. Kutajaghana helps the body to be free of ama (toxins) and provides the relief in the inflammation of colon, rectal bleeding and abdominal cramps.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily after meals.

2) Pitta Balance

Pitta balance contains several natural ingredients that bring pitta in balance and subside the aggravated signs and symptoms of Pancolitis. It has a cooling effect on the body and responsible for digestion, metabolism and conversion of bigger molecules in to smaller. It contains - Prawal pisti (coral calcium), Mukta pisti (Pearl calcium), Akik Pishti (Agate calcium), Jahar mohra pisti (calcium compound), Kamdhandhu ras (Calcium compound) and Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia extract).

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals.

3) Arjuna Capsules

This formulation is prepared from bark extracts of arjuna tree. This bark is famous for its wound healing properties. It is helpful to provide the relief in symptoms associated with Pancolitis like ulcers, rectal bleeding, bloody stools, abdominal cramps and weight loss.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily after meals.

4) Vatsakadi Churna

This is a most effective natural remedy for Pancolitis, which provides relief from various gastro intestinal disorders. Vatsakadi churna contains several herbs that are effective for proper functioning of digestive system. It has Halarrhena antidyssentrica (kutaz), Aegle marmelos (bilva), Foeniculum vulgare (Saunf), Coriander sativum (Dhania), Cyprus rotundus (Nagarmotha), Punica granatum (Anar), Eletteria cardomum (Choti Elaichi), and Myristica fragrans (Jaiphal).

Dosage: 1 tsp. twice daily with plain water after meal.


  • Tender coconut water [Note: Diabetes patient should avoid taking tender coconut milk as there is more carbohydrates and calories]
  • Black raisins water [Soak 30 raisins in 200ml water overnight, grind and strain]
  • Apple juice
  • Brown rice ganji


  • Eating smaller meal more frequently throughout the day may help your Pancolitis. Example: Try to eat 5 small meals each day rather than 3 large meals.
  • Drink plenty of liquids to keep yourself hydrated
  • But avoid caffeinated, carbonated and alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid taking spicy and hot foods
  • Learn to manage your stress
  • Exercise regularly
  • When you are feeling overwhelmed, take a few deep breaths
  • Take time each day to do something relaxing that you enjoy, such as visiting with friends or reading books.

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