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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Monday, November 20, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment for Seronegative spondyloarthropathy (Ankylosing spondylitis)

ABOUT SERONEGATIVE SPONDYLOARTHOPATHY

Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy -- commonly referred to as Spondyloarthritis (SpA) -- is the term used for a heterogeneous group of chronic, long-term 'joint diseases' of the vertebral column. In other words, the diseases grouped under Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy are arthritides within the rheumatic diseases.

Specifically, the diseases which comprise the Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy group of 'joint diseases' include:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Juvenile spondyloarthropathy (occurring in children)
  • Enteropathic arthritis (joint problems associated with inflammatory bowel disease), and
  • Undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy.

These diseases can occur in adults as well as children. Though the symptoms and outcomes of the different diseases in the Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy group are different, they have some similarities. The main similarities in all these diseases are:

  • They generally involve the sacroiliac joint --- that is, the attachments between the lower back and the pelvis
  • They affect entheses --- the joint areas which mark the attachment of the ligaments and tendons to the bone (that is, at the hip, knee, or foot).

However, it is important to note that Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy diseases (commonly called Spondyloarthropathies) are different from rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or other forms of rheumatic disease. Spondyloarthropathies are negative for rheumatoid factor.

The diseases in the Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy group involve the axial skeleton and have a negative serostatus. Although the exact cause of these diseases is not known, their occurrence is mostly linked to the presence of a particular gene, HLA-B27.

COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF SPONDYLOARTHROPATHIES

There are some characteristics which are common to Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy group of diseases. These common characteristics include:

  • Relation to the HLA-B27 gene
  • Rheumatoid factor is not present (Seronegative)
  • Oligoarthritis, usually with asymmetrical presentation
  • Inflammation of the entheses (Enthesitis)
  • Occurrence of familial aggregation
  • Inflammatory axial arthritis, commonly spondylitis and sacroiliitis
  • Extra-articular features, like involvement of eyes, skin, genitourinary tract, and aortic regurgitation
  • Likelihood of overlap between the several causative conditions.

SYMPTOMS OF SERONEGATIVE SPONDYLOARTHOPATHY

The typical signs and indications of the diseases in the Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy group are different. Nonetheless, some of the common indications of these diseases are:

  • Pain in the joints
  • Fatigue
  • Inflammatory back pain
  • Stiffness of the spine, particularly in the morning
  • Arthritis
  • Peripheral enthesitis
  • Constitutional and organ-specific extra-articular manifestations.

TREATMENT OF SERONEGATIVE SPONDYLOARTHOPATHY

Most of the cases of Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy are mild and may remain undiagnosed for a long time, with the sufferers usually having no difficulty in performing their day-to-day tasks.

As such, the treatment of these diseases mainly revolves around reducing the pain and stiffness in joints. For this, doctors generally lay a lot of stress on good posture and on prevention of stiffness and deformity by stretching of the affected areas. In addition, pain and inflammation linked to Spondyloarthropathies in treated with the help of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Some useful herbal products are offered by Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company for the benefit of patients of Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy group of diseases. These products, effective in relieving pain and inflammation, are available in the form of 'Joint Support Pack'; and are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs. The products are safe to use because they do not contain any chemicals, additives or preservatives.

Joint Support Pack

The herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda in its 'Joint Support Pack' include the following formulations:

1. Cap. Bone Support:

These capsules are prepared from natural calcium extracts which are obtained from the natural, herbal sources of calcium. The components of these capsules support mobility of joints, reduce swelling and inflammation at joint sites by minimizing the loss of synovial fluid, and stimulate increased absorption of calcium from the blood into the body. Overall, Bone Support capsules are an excellent health supplement.

The herbs from which these capsules are prepared include: Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Asthishrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Sahijan (Moringa oleifera), Shudh Laksha (Laccifera lacca), and mineral source, Praval pishti (Corallium rubrum).

The recommended dosage of Bone Support capsules for managing Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy is: Two capsules two times a day.

2. Cap. Coral Calcium Complex:

Some amazing natural ingredients -- a combination of natural plant and vegetable extracts -- are used for preparing these capsules. These ingredients facilitate the absorption of calcium by the body, strengthen the bones, support the joints, reduce bone fragility by maintaining bone density, and reduce the chances of bone fractures which result from less bone mass.

The main ingredients of Coral Calcium Complex capsules are: Praval pisti (Corrallium rubrum), Mukta pishti (pearl calcium compound), Giloy satva (stem extract of Tinospora cordifolia), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Akki pishti (Agate),Jawar Mohra Pishti (Magnesium silicate), Jwar Mohra pishti (Ayurvedic calcium compound), and Kamdudha Rasa (Ayurvedic calcium compound).

The recommended dosage of Coral Calcium Complex capsules for managing Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy is: One capsule twice a day.

3. Cap. Joint Aid Plus:

Joint Aid capsules are prepared from standardized extracts of a number of potent herbs which have proven properties to deal with all types of joint conditions, provide relief in skeletal problems, maintain the flexibility of joints, and minimize wear and tear of joints by keeping them lubricated. These capsules are basically an excellent source of dietary nutrition for the bones and joints.

The herbs from which Joint Aid Plus capsules are prepared include: Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shallaki (Boswellia serrate), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), and Ardarak (Zingiber officianale).

The recommended dosage of Joint Aid Plus capsules for managing Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy is: Two capsules two times a day.

4. Curcumin Capsules:

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extracts of the ‘Turmeric’ herb (Curcuma longa), which contains ‘Curcumin’ as its main active chemical. The presence of Curcumin gives turmeric a remarkable medicinal value because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties

Turmeric is also widely known for its antiseptic, antioxidant and rejuvenating properties. The use of Curcumin capsules is very effective in maintaining senile disorders, enhancing immunity, relieving inflammation, purifying the blood, and balancing the body's Vata, Pitta and Kapha energies.

The recommended dosage of Curcumin capsules for managing Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy is: Two capsules two times daily.

FINAL WORD

The herbal products which comprise Planet Ayurveda 'Joint Support Pack' can effectively manage the symptoms of Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy group of diseases. The combination of these herbal products can reduce pain and inflammation instantly, and can provide relief in all kinds of arthritis and joint disorders.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Klebsiella Species Bacteria -- UTI

ABOUT KLEBSIELLA UTI

Klebsiella UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) is one of the several infections which are caused by a 'superbug' called Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium. A Urinary Tract Infection refers to any infection of the urethra, bladder or kidneys.

Klebsiella UTI and other Klebsiella infections are characteristically 'nosocomial' infections, which are contracted in a hospital or a healthcare facility. The risk of contracting Klebsiella infections is high for people have a weakened immune system, either from being sick or from undergoing medical interventions due to a health issue. As such, some of the common factors which can trigger the development of Klebsiella infections are mechanical ventilators, indwelling tubes for draining urine, open wounds, and burns.

Besides Urinary Tract Infections, some of the other diseases which are caused by the Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium include:

  • Bloodstream infections
  • Wound infections
  • Surgical site infections
  • Community-acquired Pneumonia
  • Meningitis

In addition, some of the other clinical syndromes associated with Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium are: rhinoscleroma and ozena, colonization, and chronic genital ulcerative disease.

So far as Klebsiella UTI is concerned, these urinary tract infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae -- which is not an airborne bacterium -- cannot be clinically differentiated from other UTIs which are caused by other common organisms.

According to Ayurveda, Klebsiella UTI and other Urinary tract infections are linked to the imbalance of 'Pitta' dosha.

HOW KLEBSIELLA INFECTIONS SPREAD

The situations which can trigger the spread of Klebsiella UTI and other Klebsiella infections -- or increase the risk of these infections -- are:

  • Hospitalization (particularly admission to an Intensive Care Unit)
  • Use of contaminated medical equipment
  • Use of contaminated intravenous catheters/urinary catheters
  • Use of antibiotics over a long period of time
  • Inadequate infection control practices
  • Major surgery or severe illness
  • Immunocompromised health conditions (for e.g. diabetes, alcoholism)
  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • Direct person-to-person contact (for e.g. when a wound is touched by someone with contaminated hands).

Overall, Klebsiella infections usually spread when Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium gains access to a person's body either by direct inoculation via breached epithelial surfaces or following aspiration of oropharyngeal organisms.

SYMPTOMS OF KLEBSIELLA INFECTIONS

The symptoms of Klebsiella UTI and some of the other Klebsiella infections mainly depend on the infection site; and can, hence, differ from one individual to another. However, it is significant to note that the symptoms of Klebsiella infections are similar to the symptoms of the same diseases which are caused by other microbes.

The symptoms of Klebsiella UTI are:

  • Frequent urination
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Strong smell in urine
  • Urine of red or light pink colour
  • Colicky abdominal pain
  • Low back pain
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy.

Some of the common symptoms of other Klebsiella infections are:

  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Breathing problems/Shortness of breath
  • Cough (with bloody, yellow, or green mucous)
  • Light-headedness
  • Confusion
  • Changes in mental state.

TREATMENT OF KLEBSIELLA UTI

Treatment for Klebsiella UTI can vary, because it is based on the severity of the infection and the medication used. Appropriate antimicrobial treatment of Klebsiella UTI is started only after the laboratory identification of a substantial number of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium, in order to confirm that the symptoms of the infection are linked to the bacteria rather than to other organisms/factors.

For effective management of the symptoms of Klebsiella UTI, renowned Ayurvedic experts at Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company have prepared some beneficial herbal formulations. To prepare these formulations, 100% pure and natural best-quality herbs are used, in accordance with the principles of Ayurveda. These formulations -- offered as 'UTI Care Pack' -- are completely safe to use, as they do not contain any additives, chemicals or preservatives.

UTI CARE PACK

Planet Ayurveda's herbal formulations for managing Klebsiella UTI include the following products:

1. Punarnava Capsules:

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of a very useful herb --- Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). This herb is widely known for its properties to treat water retention and edema, promote the health of the urinary tract, manage intestinal spasms and pain, maintain efficient functioning of the kidneys, and treat urinary bladder infections.

The recommended dosage of Punarnava capsules for managing Klebsiella UTI is: Two capsules two times daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. Varunadi Vati:

This excellent herbal product -- in the form of tablets -- is prepared from a combination of several potent herbs which have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and diuretic properties. These tablets are very effective in managing Klebsiella UTI because the herbal ingredients can reduce painful urination, reduce swelling of urethra, eliminate toxins accumulated in the body due to impaired kidney function, and reduce inflammation in urethra and bladder by killing the Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria responsible for the condition.

The herbs from which these tablets are prepared include: Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Shuddha guggulu (Commiphora mukul), and Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris).

The recommended dosage of Varunadi Vati tablets for managing Klebsiella UTI is: Two tablets two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

3. Mutrakrichantak Churna:

This churna is an amazing herbal powder which comprises the mixture of different herbs that have proven properties for providing relief in urinary tract infections. The herbal components of this churna have the capability to reduce swelling and inflammation of bladder and urethra, eliminate microorganisms from kidney and bladder, maintain kidney health, provide antioxidants to the body, reduce pain during urination, and provide relief in cystitis related to urinary tract infections.

The main herbal components of this churna are: Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Varun (Cratavea nurvala), and Kaasni (Cichorium intybus).

The recommended dosage of Mutrakrichantak Churna for managing Klebsiella UTI is: One teaspoon two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

CONCLUSION

The herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda in its 'UTI Care Pack' can provide relief from the pain and inflammation associated with Klebsiella UTI, as well as urinary tract infections linked to other factors. The use of these products can be extremely effective in managing the symptoms of all kinds of urinary tract infection in a timely manner, so as to prevent some potentially serious health complications like inflammation of urethra, and infection in bladder and kidneys.

Top Ayurvedic Herbs For Allergies Treatment

The main reason for allergies is our weak immune system. In our body, immune system produces substances known as antibodies. When a person is affected with allergies, the immune system makes antibodies to it.

Allergies are defined as an overreaction of immune system to specific substances. When a common person comes in contact with allergen the immune system can inflame sinuses, airways, skin and digestive system. You can manage this condition with various herbs that are natural and safe for use.

SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGIES

The allergic reactions can range from mild to severe. Various types of allergies and their symptoms are mentioned below:

1. Symptoms That Appear Due To Food Allergy:

  • Swelling on the face, lips, tongue or throat
  • Tingling sensation in the mouth
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Hives

2. Symptoms That Appear Due To Insect Sting:

  • Itching all over the body
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Cough, chest tightness
  • Swelling at the sting site
  • Anaphylaxis

3. Symptoms That Appear Due To Drug Allergy:

  • Rash
  • Itchy skin
  • Wheezing
  • Hives
  • Facial swelling
  • Anaphylaxis

4. Symptoms That Appear Due To Allergic Rhinitis:

  • Running nose
  • Itching of the nose
  • Sneezing
  • Watery, swollen and red eyes
  • Itching of the eyes or roof of the mouth

5. Symptoms That Appear Due To Allergic Skin Conditions:

  • Itching
  • Flake or peel of skin
  • Redness on the affected part

CAUSES OF ALLERGIES

There are two main reasons for allergies. External factors include environmental pollution, dietary changes, allergen levels and infectious diseases during early childhood. Internal factors causing allergies are age, heredity, race and sex.

AYURVEDIC POINT OF VIEW ON ALLERGIES

As per Ayurveda all allergies occur due to aggravation of a specific vata, pitta or kapha dosha in the body. These three doshas give birth to allergies at different places.

Vata Dosha: In vata type of allergies the person feel problem with digestive tract. Symptoms such as bloating, indigestion, burping, gastric problem, abdominal pain, gurgling intestine and intestinal colic appears. These people can also face problems like headache, wheezing, sneezing, joint pain, spasm, sciatica and other vata-type discomforts.

Pitta Dosha: In pitta type allergies the person often feel skin-based reactions such as rashes, itching, hives, dermatitis, eczema, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, indigestion and hot flashes.

Kapha Dosha: In kapha type allergies the person may appear symptoms like cold, congestion, hay fever, irritation of the mucus membranes, sinus infection, water retention, asthma, bronchial congestion and sleeping disorders.

The allergies due to these three dosha are easily curable through some herbs. These herbs have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antihistaminic & anti-allergic properties. Top herbs that are used for the allergies are mentioned below:

  1. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum): Tulsi is most common herb found in Indian households. From ancient time this herb is used for its medicinal properties. It is extremely beneficial in various diseases. The herb has volatile and fixed oil that fights against allergies, pathogens and infections easily. Tulsi helps in detoxification of body, treats skin allergies, itching, asthma, chronic bronchitis, redness of skin and strengthens immunity.
  2. Turmeric (Curcuma longa): Turmeric is one of the best herb for allergic reactions. This herb has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and analgesic properties that cure all types of allergies. It contains curcumin that act as a decongestant. The presence of curcumin make it a decongestant and acts as a natural leukotriene inhibitor for allergies. Beneficial for people who are experiencing symptoms like rash, hives, sneezing, itchy eyes, throat, runny nose, shortness of breath etc.
  3. Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra): There is presence of anti-asthmatic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant and immune-modulator properties in it. Mulethi has powerful phytochemicals namely saponins, flavonoids, chalcones and xenoestrogens. All types of allergic problem can be cured with this herb.
  4. Kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum): This herb has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-tussive and analgesic properties in it. The herb is very beneficial for the treatment of chronic rhinitis, sore throat, tonsillitis and breathlessness. It is equally beneficial for allergies that causes respiratory tract infections.
  5. Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica): The essential oil cinnamonaldehyde deals with various types of allergic problem. It has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-spasmodic and antioxidant properties in it. Treats sore throat, cough, sneezing, nausea, indigestion and headache associated with allergic problems. Very beneficial for redness, allergic skin reaction and skin irritation.
  6. Bharangi (Clerodandrum serratum): This Ayurvedic herb is beneficial for allergic rhinitis, fever, asthma, inflammation and other allergic reaction. The herb is anti-inflammatory, stimulant, expectorant, digestive and anti-spasmodic in nature.
  7. Shirish (Albezzia lebbock): It is consider as very effective anti-allergic herb. The herb balances kapha dosha in body that is responsible for cold, cough and chest congestion. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties are beneficial in various allergic conditions.
  8. Vasa (Adhatoda vasica): The herb has great mucolytic, expectorant, anti-allergic & bronchodilator actions in allergic conditions. It deals with the symptoms associated with allergic conditions like cough, breathlessness, asthma, redness, itching & nasal congestion. Vasa has anti-allergic, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-spasmodic properties in it.

You can also have some herbal formulations containing above herbs for easy convenience such as Kaas-har Churna, Aller-G Care Formula, Pranrakshak Churna, Curcumin Capsules, Tulsi Capsules, Vasaka Capsules etc.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Arachnoiditis - Symptoms & Causes

The word Arachnoiditis means "inflammation of the arachnoid". It is rare disease condition. Most of the peoples are not aware about this disease. It is incurable but it can be managed with the Ayurveda. Ayurveda provides number of herbs which has positive results without any side effects. Ayurveda treatment involves different herbs such as Ashwangandha, Shallaki, curcumin, kalonji, methi etc. These herbs have ability to manage the symptoms of disease. Here we will discuss the different aspects of Arachnoiditis and its Ayurvedic treatment.

WHAT IS ARACHNOIDITIS?

It is a painful condition that involves the inflammation of arachnoid i.e. the middle of three membranes that surround and protect the brain and the nerves of the spinal cord.

There may be different reasons involved in the inflammation of arachnoid such as after surgery, spinal cord injury, infection, or irritation from chemicals injected into the spine. It may result in damage of spinal nerves, causing them to scar and clump together. It may also effects the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in brain and spinal cord.

SYMPTOMS OF ARACHNOIDITIS

It has not regular symptoms involve. But common symptoms are-

  • Irritation, scarring, and binding of nerve roots and blood vessels
  • Tingling, numbness, or weakness in the legs
  • Sensations that may feel like insects crawling on the skin or water trickling down the leg
  • Severe shooting pain that can be similar to an electric shock sensation
  • Muscle cramps, spasms and uncontrollable twitching
  • Bladder, bowel and sexual problems
  • Stinging and burning pain
  • Neurologic problems
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Stiffness

CAUSES OF ARACHNOIDITIS

It has different causes and it can be categorized in the following four groups:

  • Trauma: The meninges can be endure trauma as a result of spinal surgery (often multiple procedures), cranial or spinal injury, or needle insertion to remove CSF for testing.
  • Injections: Injection of anesthestic drugs, corticosteroids, medications, or medical dyes/chemicals injected near the spinal cord (epidural) or directly into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
  • Infection: Infection of the arachnoid/CSF (meningitis)
  • Blood: Blood in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) secondary to trauma, spontaneous bleeding, or infection

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK OF ARACHNOIDITIS

As per Ayurveda there are three main energies in the body i.e. vata, pitta and kapha, are responsible for healthy wellbeing. Imbalance of any three may result in any health complications. Ayurveda has focus to balance these doshas and therefore manages health problems.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF ARACHNOIDITIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda offers 100% natural treatment for different diseases. They offer different formulations like capsules, tablet and powders. These are pure herbal formulation which are free from chemicals, preservatives. They offer following combination of medicines for the treatment of arachnoiditis:

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Boswellia-Ccurcumin
  3. Hakam Churna
  4. Yograj Guggul
  5. Vrt Vaat Chintamani Ras

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

These are pure herbal capsules prepared from Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) extract.

Withania somnifera - It is also known as Winter Cherry. It is a small shrub which belongs to family Solanaceae. Ashwagandha is native to India, parts of Africa and Mediterranean.

Uses- It is very well known herb in Ayurveda for its health benefits. It helps to promote the overall wellbeing of body. It also enhances the immunity of body. Helps to reduce the inflammation as it possess the anti-inflammatory properties. Use of these capsule are beneficial in fatigue, stress and weakness.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules twice daily after 30 min of meals.

2. Cap. Boswellia Curucmin

These are herbal capsules obtained from two anti-inflammatory herbs - Shallaki (Boswellia serrate) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa).

  • Shallaki (Boswellia serrate) - It contains terpenoids called Boswellic acids that possess anti-inflammatory properties. It is useful in various inflammatory conditions.
  • Curcumin (Curcuma longa) - It is main constituent of turmeric that has wide range of medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

Uses- These capsules are useful in the management of symptoms associated with disease condition like Tingling, numbness, or weakness in the legs, Muscle cramps, spasms and uncontrollable twitching etc.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules twice daily, after meals with plain water.

3. Hakam Churna

This powder formulation is also called "Tridoshic Rasayan". It is helpful in relieving pain, back ache and other painful inflammatory conditions.

Ingredients:

  • Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum)
  • Kalonji (Nigella sativa)
  • Methi (Trigonelia foencum graecum)
  • Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi)

Uses- These herbs are packed with vata pacifying properties which is main cause of this disease as per Ayurveda. It is very good remedy for management of arachnoiditis.

Dose- 3-5 grams of this powder should be consumed with hot water, two times in a day.

4. Tab. Yograj Guggul

These are herbal tablets offered by Planet Ayurveda to manage with painful conditions. The ingredients of Yograj Guggul are listed below:

Main Ingredients:

  • Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
  • Mustak (Cyperus rotundus)
  • Chitrak Mool (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Ajwain (Carum copticum)
  • Black pepper (Embelia ribes)
  • Gokhsura (Tribulus terrestris)
  • Black cumin (Nigella sativa)
  • Ajamoda (Trachyspermum roxburghianum)
  • Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Pepper (Piper cubeba)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata)
  • Rock salt (Saindhav lavan)
  • Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  • Marich (Piper nigrum)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  • Usher (Vetiveria zizanioides)
  • Talis patra (Abies webbiana)
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)

Benefits- The herbs used in this formulation have great medicinal properties. It is used in muscle problems, chronic pains and swelling. It has anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, pain relieving properties also. It helps to strengthen the muscles.

Dose- 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

5. Tab. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

It is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. It is used in the treatment of Vata Dosha imbalance diseases such as arachnoiditis. It gives wonderful results with above said herbs combination.

Dosage- 1 tablet to be chewed with milk.

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ayurvedic treatment for Intestinal Lymphangiectasia

Intestinal Lymphangiectasia (IL) is a rare digestive disorder associated with lower level of protein in the blood due to loss of proteins such as serum albumin and globulin in the intestines. Along with loss of proteins, there is loss of lymphocytes and antibodies also from the gut/intestine. This happens because the lymph channels in the lining of the gut gets congested and they burst out, thus releasing all the contents of the lymph channel into the middle of the gut. The patient thus develops edema or swelling of the body.

IL is considered to be a chronic form of protein losing enteropathy and is also known as lymphangiectasis.

This rare digestive disorder is mostly diagnosed before three years of age but in few cases it may be diagnosed later in life. In some cases, the children are born with intestinal wall lymph vessels that are not formed properly and this causes blockage of the flow of lymph fluid.

SYMPTOMS OF IL OR PRIMARY INTESTINAL LYMPHANGIECTASIA

Intestinal Lymphangiectasia can be characterized by abnormally enlarged or dilated lymph vessels supplying the lining of the small intestine.So, the most common symptom is swelling of the lower limbs due to fluid retention. The swelling can also be seen on the face and abdomen along with signs of abdominal discomfort.

Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea or fatty stools can be present. Some patients may have low oncotic pressure.

Fatigue and weight loss are also common with patients having IL.

At times the problem is by birth, in some cases it starts in childhood. Due to loss of protein and fats, IL leads to poor growth of the patient. The child is prone to infections as there is loss of white blood cells and antibiodies.

DIAGNSIS OF INTESTINAL LYMPHANGIECTASIA

Diagnosis of IL is done through biopsy which is removing tissue samples from several areas and examining them for any abnormal dilation.

Endoscopy and Ultrasounds may be performed in some cases.

Anti-trypsin level test is done to measure protein in the stool. Lower level of cholesterol and calcium supports the diagnoses.

Doctors might use the method called contrast lymphangiography in which they inject a dye that can be seen on x-rays into lymph vessels in the foot. The dye travels to the abdomen and chest and can show the abnormal intestinal lymph vessels.

Blood tests can show levels of proteins, cholesterol , white blood cells in the blood.

TREATMENT / MANAGEMENT OF INTESTINAL LYMPHANGIECTASIA

Children suffering with IL need extra proteins and antibodies which may be given into the veins of the child. A low fat diet, high protein diet along with some supplements are prescribed for the patients. At times water pills are advised for the patient. Intake of salt has to be decreased. As there are always side effects of allopathic medicines, people are in search of alternative treatment. Let's discuss here-

Planet Ayurveda provides an Ayurvedic treatment for Intestinal Lymphangiectasia. They offer best quality medicines that are prepared using natural herbs. All the medicines are free from chemicals and hence are free from side effects.

1. Cap. Digestion Support:

As the name suggests, these vegetarian capsules improves body metabolism and treat all causes of indigestion. These capsules works towards balancing the three body energies or doshas (Vatta, Pitta and Kapha).

Dose – 1 bottle - 1 cap twice daily after meal with plain water.

2. Tab. Sanjivani Vati:

This medicines aims at maintaining healthy body temperature along with supporting health of the abdominal organs. This is safe medicine to be used for children. The recommended dosage is 2 tablets twice a day with lukewarm water.

Dose – 1 bottle - 2 tab twice daily after meal with plain water.

3. Cap. Boswellia-Curcumin:

This combination of herbs of Boswellia and Curcumin gives excellent results and helps in supporting overall health and wellbeing of the patient. This combination helps to maintain healthy joints too. They together form the most effective anti-inflammatory herb.

Dose – 2 bottles - 2 cap twice daily after meal with plain water.

4. Punarnava Capsules:

These capsules work towards maintaining water balance in the body thus work towards maintaining healthy kidney, liver and heart. They also help with healing abdominal organs and are considered to be a good source of iron. It helps to prevent the breakdown of the blood clotting protein fibrin. Punarnava also increases the digestive fire thus absorbs fluids from the digestive system.

Dose – 1 bottle - 1 cap twice daily after meal with plain water.

5. Gotukola Capsules:

There capsules are made with Gotukola herbal extract which is known to treat everything from anxiety to cardiovascular conditions. This plant has triterpenoid compounds that aid in speeding up the healing process. These capsules are known to increase cognitive abilities, detoxify the body and regulate blood pressure. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help with relieving severe stomach pain, thus improving the health of gut /intestines and colon.

Dose – 1 bottle - 1 cap twice daily after meal with plain water.

All the products of Planet Ayurveda are free from any chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colors, yeast, binders or fillers. They are 100% natural.

Ayurvedic medicines are safe to use and have no known significant side effects.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Gastroparesis - Causes, Symptoms & Risk factors

Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the normal spontaneous movement of the muscles of the stomach is affected. The stomach's motility is slowed down or doesn't work at all preventing the stomach from emptying properly.

Gastroparesis

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF GASTROPARESIS?

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting undigested food eaten a few hours earlier
  • Acid reflux
  • Changes in blood sugar levels
  • Weight loss
  • A feeling of fullness after eating just a few bites
  • Malnutrition
  • Abdominal bloating

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF GASTROPARESIS?

The causes of gastroparesis are not known but it is believed that it is caused by damage to a nerve that controls the muscles of the stomach (vagus nerve). Vagus nerve helps to manage the complex processes in the digestive tract. A damaged vagus nerve cannot send signals normally to the stomach muscles. This may cause the food to remain in the stomach longer rather than normally into the small intestine to be digested.

FACTORS THAT INCREASE THE RISK OF GASTROPARESIS ARE

  • Diabetes
  • Esophageal or abdominal surgery
  • Nervous system diseases such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Scleroderma disease
  • Certain medications slow the rate of stomach emptying such as narcotic pain medications.

TREATMENT

Modern medicines include medicines that stimulate the stomach muscles such as metoclopramide and erythromycin but metoclopramide has serious side effects such as diarrhoea and the medications to control nausea and vomiting are prescribed but in Ayurveda, gastroparesis can be cured by using herbal remedies and by making some changes in the diet without any side effects.

GASTROPARESIS TREATMENT BY PLANET AYURVEDA

In Ayurveda, it is believed that indigestion is the root cause of almost all the diseases. If the digestive system is alright, it leads to the proper assimilation of the nutrients in the body. Planet Ayurveda works on the core principles of Ayurveda.

TREATMENT CARE PACK OF GASTROPARESIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA CONSISTS OF

  1. Mahashankh Vati
  2. Digestion Support Caspules
  3. Sanjeevani Vati
  4. Hakam Churna
  5. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules
  6. Chitrakadi Vati

1. Mahashankh Vati

Mahashankh Vati is a natural Ayurvedic remedy for the gastric problems like: bloating of gas, acidity, digestion, constipation, diarrhoea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis etc. The ingredients of Mahashankh Vati are:

  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Danti (Baliospermum monatnum)
  • Shudh Parad (purified mercury)
  • Shudh Tankan (Purified sodium biborate)
  • Sarjakshar (Sodium carbonate)
  • Yavkshar (Potassium carbonate)

Dosage: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily after half an hour of meals with plain water.

2. Cap. Digestion Support

Digestion Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a blend of unique herbs that are described in Ayurveda as the best digestive herbs. These herbs work together in a synergistic manner and controls constipation, flatulence, acidity etc.

Ingredients of Digestion Support Capsules:

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum)

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

3. Sanjeevani Vati

Sanjeevani Vati of Planet Ayurveda is prepared according to the concept mentioned in Ayurvedic texts. Indigestion leads to the formation of Ama (endotoxins) in the body which leads to the blockage of the channels and many diseases like high cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and many other disorders. Sanjeevani vati helps to get rid of all the mid-way metabolites from the system and helps in burning metabolites.

Major ingredients of Sanjeevani Vati are:

  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Amalki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Vacha (Acorus calmus)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Shuddh Bhallataka (Semecarpus anacardium) purified
  • Shuddh Vatsanabh (Aconitum ferox) purified

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Hakam Churna

Hakam Churna is a wonderful presentation by Planet Ayurveda experts. This combination is known as "Tridoshic Rasayan". This term applies to any supplement that effects the three elements that Ayurveda believes that controls life: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Hakam churna has the ability to retrieve the normal digestion thereby putting a stop to Vata disturbance.

Ingredients of Hakam Churna are:

  • Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum)
  • Kalonji (Nigella sativaa)
  • Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum)
  • Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi)

Dosage: Take 3-5 gm of powder with hot water twice daily.

5. Cap. Boswellia-Curcumin

Boswellia-Curcumin capsules offered by Planet Ayurveda are one of the most effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs. These capsules relieve the inflammation of the stomach due to gastroparesis. Curcumin is a very potent anti-inflammatory herb having potent effect similar to the efficacy of corticosteroids. Boswellia contains substances known as boswellic acids. Research shows that these acids can fight inflammation.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily after meals.

6. Chitrakadi Vati

Chitrakadi Vati is quite beneficial to improve the digestion power of the body as it has digestive and detoxifying properties. It aids in digestion and removes the accumulated toxins in the body and balances all the three doshas in the body.

Ingredients of Chitrakadi Vati are:

  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Pippali moola - Long pepper root (Piper longum)
  • Yava kshara – kshara of barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • Swarjika kshara
  • Sauvarchala lavana (Sochal salt)
  • Saindhav lavana (Rock salt)
  • Vida lavana (Vida salt)
  • Samudra Lavana (Common salt)
  • Audbhida Lavana
  • Shunthi – Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinalis)
  • Maricha – black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali – Long pepper fruit (Piper longum)
  • Hingu (Asa foetida)
  • Ajmoda – Ajwain (fruit) (Trachyspermum roxburghianum)
  • Chavya – java long pepper (Piper chaba)
  • Matulunga Swarasa (lemon juice) or Dadima rasa (pomegranate juice)

Dosage: 1-2 tablets once or twice a day before or after food.

CAUTION

People with high blood pressure should take this medicine only under medical supervision as it contains salt as an ingredient.

DIET

Our body will only process what all we dump in it. So the kind of food we eat determines how are digestive system will respond. To keep the digestive system healthy, include fruits and vegetables which are rich in fibers which not only aid in digestion but are rich sources of anti-oxidants as well.

Include herbs in the diet such as asafoetida, isabgol, fenugreek, ajwain and aloe vera juice in the diet.

Avoid junk and spicy food as these foods cause heaviness in the stomach as well as constipation.

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