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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Prurigo Nodularis

PRURIGO NODULARIS: OVERVIEW

Prurigo Nodularis, ayurvedic treatment

Prurigo Nodularis a chronic inflammatory skin condition which is characterized by the appearance of intensely itchy (pruritic) nodules on certain parts of the body. The nodules generally appear on the extensor surfaces of the legs or arms; and, occasionally, the trunk.

Prurigo Nodularis is also known by some other names, including Nodular Prurigo, Picker Nodules, Hyde's disease, and Nodular lichen simplex chronicus.

Individuals suffering from Prurigo Nodularis usually present with multiple excoriated lesions which are typically caused by scratching. This skin condition basically induces a 'scratch/itch' cycle, in which constant scratching of the affected body parts results in the development of discrete, nodular, excoriated, hyperpigmented/purpuric lumps with scaly or crusted surfaces.

People with Prurigo Nodularis skin condition have a reduced intraepidermal nerve fibre density. In addition, the patients also have increased dermal levels of neuropeptides, calcitonin gene-related peptide and nerve growth factor, as well as an excess of eosinophils and mast cells.

It is not clearly known as to whether Prurigo Nodularis represents a causative aetiology or develops due to chronic scratching and skin irritation. The condition is seemingly quite common, especially among people who have some of the associated/precipitating conditions. Nearly 80% of Prurigo Nodularis patients have a personal or family history of atopic dermatitis, hay fever, or asthma.

Prurigo Nodularis usually affects middle-aged or older people, mostly women. However, the condition may also occur in children.

Although Prurigo Nodularis is a benign condition, it can lead to severe morbidity in untreated cases and even in some patients who have been treated for the condition. The appearance of itchy nodules, and the extent of body surface area which can be affected by the condition, is so vast that it may affect the day-to-day activities for some patients.

PRURIGO NODULARIS: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

In Prurigo Nodularis, the chronic mechanical trauma to the skin leads to the thickening of the skin, in proportion to the trauma. Plaques or nodular lichenification and hyperkeratosis result from the repetitive scratching, rubbing or touching (either self-induced or induced by a foreign body) of the body parts affected by the condition. This cyclic trauma to the affected skin mostly causes pigmentary changes.

There is, as of now, no specific explanation for the intense pruritus which the patients of Prurigo Nodularis feel at the affected parts. Nonetheless, since the patients suffering from this condition cannot control the urge to scratch or rub the affected parts repetitively, scratching and itching are the main symptoms of the condition. Anxiety about the nature of the lesions is also a relatively common symptom of the condition.

The itchy nodules (lumps) which appear on certain parts of the body due to Prurigo Nodularis do not resolve spontaneously. The nodules are generally of a constant size, by their number tends to show an increase over time. The nodules are usually firm and symmetrically distributed.

PRURIGO NODULARIS: TREATMENT

Since the exact reason for the Prurigo Nodularis skin condition and the appearance of the itchy nodules is not known, it is extremely difficult to treat the condition effectively.

Mostly a trial of several treatments is required for individual patients of Prurigo Nodularis, so that a combination therapy for the condition may be developed to improve outcome in individual cases. The different treatments which may be tried on the patients often include the use of antihistamine or anaesthetic creams, pills, injections, and anti-depressant medications and other therapies for managing the condition.

Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some excellent herbal formulations -- in the form of a 'Skin Care Pack' -- which can be very beneficial for the management of Prurigo Nodularis. These formulations are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs, and are absolutely safe to use because they do not contain any additives, chemicals or preservatives.

Skin Care Pack

The herbal formulations for managing Prurigo Nodularis, and for providing relief to individuals suffering from this skin condition, are:

1. Aloe Vitals Capsules

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of 'Aloe vera' herb (Aloe barbedensis), which has proven properties for managing different types of skin ailments. These capsules are abundant in Vitamins C and E, and are a wonderful formulation for overall skin health.

Aloe Vitals capsules have remarkable capabilities for treating eczema, keeping the skin hydrated, providing proper nourishment to the skin, alleviating redness and dry skin patches, stimulating the development of skin cells, and maintaining the natural glow of the skin.

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

2. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula

This product -- in the form of capsules -- is prepared from some very potent herbs which can treat several conditions related to the skin, hair and nails. The herbs used for preparing these capsules include: Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Yashtimadhu (Glycerrhaza glabra), and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis).

The use of this herbal product gives positive results in several skin conditions, provides the required nutrition and nourishment to the skin, and improves the healthy growth of hair and nails.

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

3. Neem Capsules

For preparing these capsules, pure and standardized extract of the ‘Neem’ herb (Azadirachta indica) are used. The herb is widely known for its amazing medicinal value, and is considered a time-tested remedy for skin problems.

Neem has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and anti-bacterial properties. Neem capsules give proper nourishment to the skin, remove excess of oil from the skin, purify the blood, and eliminate toxins from the body.

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

4. Kumkumadi Tailam

This wonderful herbal oil is prepared from a number of useful herbs which are very beneficial for the overall health of the skin. The herbs used for preparing this oil include: Rakta Chandan (Pterocarpus santalinus), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata), Ushira (Vetiveria ziznioides), Padmaka (Prunus puddum), Vat (Ficus benghalensis), Pipal (Ficus religiosa), Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea), and Til (Sesamum indicum).

Kumkumadi oil possesses astringent, antiseptic, disinfectant, and deodorant properties. The use of this oil can keep the skin healthy; remove pimples, scars, blemishes, and wrinkles; treat uneven skin tone and pigmentation spots; and prevent and fight skin infections.

Usage: 3-5ml of the oil should be massaged over the affected area of the skin.

CONCLUSION

Planet Ayurveda's herbal products can be safely used for the management of Prurigo Nodularis because they can be very effective in managing the discomforting skin condition without any side effects.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

HILAR CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA: OVERVIEW

Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is a complex and aggressive type of bile duct cancer which occurs in the bile ducts just outside of the liver (hepatic ducts). The bile ducts affected in this disease lead out of the liver and join with the gallbladder.

Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is also called Klatskin tumor. This rare disease generally presents in the sixth decade of a person's life; and has a poor prognosis. The patients suffering from this disease commonly present with stomach pain, jaundice, pruritis, and weight loss.

The apparent cause behind the occurrence of Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is that the development of mutations (changes) in the DNA of the cells in the bile ducts. Since DNA is the material which is responsible for providing instructions for different chemical process in your body, the DNA mutations lead to changes in the instructions.

Due to the DNA mutations, the cells in the bile ducts start growing out of control, with the result that a tumor -- an accumulation of cancerous cells -- is formed over a period of time. The exact reason behind the cancer-causing genetic mutations is not known.

SYMPTOMS OF HILAR CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA

Some of the common symptoms of Hilar cholangiocarcinoma include:

  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain
  • Tremendously itchy skin
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Pruritus
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Clay-colored stools.

RISK FACTORS LINKED WITH HILAR CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA

The risk factors associated with Hilar cholangiocarcinoma are:

  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Bile duct problems present at birth
  • Parasitic liver disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Biliary stone disease.

DIAGNOSIS OF HILAR CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA

The tests and procedures which are generally used for the diagnosis of Hilar cholangiocarcinoma are:

  • Blood tests
  • Imaging tests like MRI and CT
  • Biopsy.

TREATMENT OF HILAR CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA

Treatment of Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is largely dependent on the extent and location of the cancer. Based on individual cases, the treatment of the disease may typically include surgery, liver transplant, chemotherapy or supportive medications/therapies.

Some beneficial herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company can be very effective in the management of Hilar cholangiocarcinoma. These products are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs are used; and do not contain any chemicals, additives, or preservatives.

The herbal products for managing Hilar cholangiocarcinoma have been listed below:

1. Liver Detox Capsules

These capsules are prepared from a combination of potent herbs which have proven properties for liver detoxification as well as the detoxification of the whole body. These herbs include: Punarnava (boerhaavia diffusa), Haritaki (terminalia chebula), Katuki (picrorhiza kurroa), Kalmegh (andrographis paniculata), Makoy (solanum nigrum), Kasni (cichorium intybus), Jhavuka (tamarix gallica), Himsra (capparis spinosa), and Biranjasipha (achillea millefolium).

The use of Liver Detox capsules can cleanse and detoxify the liver, maintain healthy functioning of the liver, reduce cholesterol levels, aid digestion, and ensure adequate levels of healthy nutrients in the body for good overall health.

Dosage: 1- 2 capsules with lukewarm water, two times a day, 30 minutes before or after meals.

2. Yakritplihantak Churna

This amazing herbal powder contains the goodness of some very rare herbs which have the capability to improve liver function. These herbs include: Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Makoy (Solanum nigrum), Kasni (Cichorium intybus), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), and Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea).

Yakritplihantak churna can help the liver in eliminating toxins, regenerate the liver cells, prevent liver failure, increase bile production and excretion, manage liver inflammation, and correct liver metabolism. The churna is also an excellent herbal remedy for jaundice, fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, and other liver conditions.

Dosage: 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful with plain water or fruit juice, twice a day, after meals.

3. Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules

To prepare these capsules, the standardized herbal extract of the ‘Bhumi amla’ herb (Phyllanthus niruri) is used. The herb is widely known for its acrid, cooling, alexipharmic and diuretic properties; and also for supporting the immune system.

The use of these capsules can augment the liver functions, purify the blood, treat anaemia, and manage several gastrointestinal conditions, including hyperacidity, constipation, excessive thirst, and loss of appetite.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules, two times a day, after meals.

4. Punarnava Capsules

For preparing this remarkable herbal formulation, the standardized extract of the ‘Punarnava’ herb (Boerhaavia diffusa) is used. This herb is widely known for its diuretic properties and it can efficiently support the body's ability to remove fluids.

The use of Punarnava capsules is very beneficial in treating edema, managing water retention caused by liver/kidney/heart dysfunction, supporting the body's capability to expel fluids, promoting the health of the liver health, improving respiratory health, and maintaining the health of the urinary tract.

Dosage: 1-2 capsule with plain water, twice a day, before meals.

5. Tulsi Capsules

These capsules are prepared from the pure and natural extract of the extremely beneficial ‘Tulsi’ herb (Ocimum sanctum). The herb is considered a natural immuno-modulator; and has proven effectiveness in managing Cancers, Auto-immune disorders, Diabetes, Skin and other allergies, Chronic Sinusitis, and Chronic Rhinitis.

Tulsi capsules can work as an excellent immunity enhancer, rejuvenate the pancreas, reduce the negative effects of environmental toxins (including cancer), and provide the body with abundant bioavailable antioxidants, calcium, and vitamins A and C.

Dosage: 1- 2 capsules two times a day, with plain water after meals.

6. Giloy Capsules

These capsules are prepared from natural herbal extract obtained from the ‘Giloy’ herb (Tinospora cordifolia), which possesses anti-cancer, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-modulator properties.

The use of Giloy capsules can treat of chronic fever, manage gout and cardiac debility, treat various skin conditions, treat anaemia, help the body fight infections, and manage jaundice, leprosy and different kinds of cancers.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules with plain water, twice a day.

7. Tab. Kanchnaar Guggul

These tablets are prepared from a combination of useful herbs which can be extremely beneficial in managing several health conditions. The herbal components of these tablets include: Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegate), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), and Guggulu Resin (Commiphora mukul).

These tablets are very useful in managing Cancers/Tumors, Lipoma (tumors consisting of fatty tissue), Liver cysts, Hypothyroidism, Obesity, Polycystic kidney disease, Fistula, Skin diseases, and Polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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

CONCLUSION

Hilar cholangiocarcinoma can be effectively managed with the help of Planet Ayurveda's herbal products. These products are completely safe to use, and do not have any side effects.

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Hypopituitarism - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Herbal Remedies

Hypopituitarism is an atypical medical disorder in which the pituitary gland fails to or produces less hormones. The pituitary gland is a small bean-shaped gland found in the base of brain, behind the nose and between the ears. Despite being small in size, pituitary gland secretes or discharges the hormones that influence nearly every part of the body.

The pituitary gland sends signals to other glands to produce hormones, such as thyroid hormone. Short supply of pituitary hormones affects a number of body functions like growth, blood pressure and reproduction.

The pituitary gland produces numerous hormones. Some important hormones are:

ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE (ACTH)

It motivates the adrenal glands (glands on the kidneys that produce hormones). ACTH prompts the adrenal glands to secret a hormone called cortisol, which regulates metabolism and blood pressure.

THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH)

TSH is a hormone that encourages production and secretion of thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland (a gland in the hormone system). Thyroid hormones regulate the body's metabolism and is important in its growth and development.

FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONE (FSH) AND LUTEINIZING HORMONE (LH)

These are the hormones that control sexual function in males and females. They are also known as gonadotropins or sex hormones and include estrogen and testosterone.

GROWTH HORMONE (GH)

GH is a hormone that stimulates normal growth of bones and tissues.

PROLACTIN

It is a hormone that stimulates milk production and female breast growth.

ANTIDIURETIC HORMONE (ADH)

ADH controls water loss by the kidneys.

SYMPTOMS

Hypopituitarism's signs and symptoms vary, depending on which pituitary hormone is lacking and how severe is the deficiency.

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Sensitivity to cold or difficulty staying warm
  • Decreased appetite
  • Facial puffiness
  • Anemia
  • Infertility
  • Hot flashes, irregular or no periods, loss of pubic hair, and inability to produce milk for breast-feeding in women
  • Decreased facial or body hair in men
  • Short stature in children

CAUSES

  • Inherited disorders
  • Hypopituitarism frequently is triggered by a tumor of the pituitary gland. 
  • Head injuries
  • Brain or pituitary tumors
  • Brain surgery
  • Radiation treatment
  • Autoimmune inflammation
  • Stroke
  • Infections of the brain, such as meningitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Severe loss of blood during childbirth, which may cause damage to the front part of the pituitary gland.

DIAGNOSIS

  • Blood tests
  • Stimulation or dynamic testing
  • Brain imaging
  • Vision tests

According to Ayurveda, our body is governed and functioned by the three energies- Vata, Pitta & Kapha. As per the body functions and the symptoms the imbalanced dosha is diagnosed. Hypopituitarism is a disease which is completed to hormones and looking at the condition, Planet Ayurveda offers combo pack to overcome this hormonal imbalance which includes the combination of herbs which are pure and natural. Its 100% vegetarian.

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Punarnava Capsules
  3. Wheat Grass Powder
  4. Pitta Balance Capsules
  5. Hakam Churna

Herbal Remedies for Hypopituitarism

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Winter Cherry/ Withania Somnifera/ Indian Ginseng is one of the most effective and useful herbal remedy. It is made from the natural extract of Ashwagandha root. It can be taken by both men and woman. It works as an adaptogen and promotes the body's ability to maintain homeostasis. It minimizes imbalances that may lead to any disease. It is beneficial in disorders such as arthritis, hypertension, diabetes and general debility. Ashwagandha is a unique herb with anti-stress action that leads to better physical fitness. It has been regarded as an important herbal supplement and widely used in Ayurveda to increase energy and overall health.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice after meal with plain water.

2. Punarnava Capsules

Punarnarva is the herb which is very useful and an import herb which has significant role in controlling and boosting the health. Punarnarva capsules are made of pure and natural extract of Punarnarva plant. Very effective in kidney problem. It is very responsible and active in maintaining balance in Vata and kapha. As per the function of Punarnarva it improves the body tissues which includes reproductive fluids (Shukra dhatu. Increases the digestive power.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice after meal with plain water.

3. Wheatgrass Powder

Wheat Grass Powder of Planet Ayurveda is obtained from dried powder of young wheat (Tritium aestivum) plant. It contains wheat grass powder which is naturally dried. It is a health supplement which helps in fatigue, anemia, urinary track, helps in gaining and loosing of body weight, improves sexual health of both men and women

DOSAGE: A tablespoon of powder in plain water, stir well and drink instantly empty stomach in the morning.

4. Cap. Pitta Balance

It is a wonderful herbal formulation which is combination of several unique herbs which are cooling and natural calcium compound. Very helpful and affecting in balancing the pitta dosha. Which leads heat burns, blood pressure, flatulence, indigestion and others. Intake of Pitta Balance cap helps in maintaining and controlling anger, frustration, negative emotions and aggression.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice daily, after meal with plain water.

5. Hakam Churna

It is a unique combination of herbal medicines also called as "Tridoshic Rasyan" It balances all the three doshas- Vata, Pitta & Kapha which functions the body. Hakam Churna is the combination of herbs which are anti-spasmodic in nature. Stomach upset and indigestion are responsible for many metabolic disease. It enhances the function of liver and improves the digestion, Encourages the normal functioning of the digestive system and helps in detoxification. Helps in relieving the conditions like obesity, heat, inflammation.

  • Chandershoor
  • Kalonji
  • Methi
  • Ajwain

DOSAGE: 3-5gm of the powder to be taken with hot water twice in a day.

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

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Cystic fibrosis - Symptoms & Complications

ABOUT CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disorder which causes severe damage to the lungs, pancreas, intestines, liver, and other organs of the body. This disorder is caused by a defective gene; and it affects the cells which produce secreted fluids --- mucus, sweat and digestive juices.

cystic fibrosis, ayurvedic treatment

In people suffering from Cystic fibrosis, the salt in sweat increases and the secreted fluids (which are usually thin and slimy) become thick and sticky because of a mutation in the CF gene on chromosome 7. As a result, the secretions are no longer able to act as lubricants. Instead, they clog the tubes, ducts and passageways in the body, particularly in the lungs and pancreas.

The clogging of the airways due to a thick and clammy build-up of mucus in the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems can trigger potentially life-threatening health conditions in people affected by Cystic fibrosis.

Hence, early diagnosis -- specifically newborn screening -- of Cystic fibrosis and its proper treatment are very crucial, for improving the quality of life of the sufferers and for increasing their lifespan.

COMPLICATIONS LINKED TO CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Some of the serious conditions which can be result of Cystic fibrosis include complications associated with the respiratory system, the digestive system, and the reproductive system.

Complications Related to Respiratory System:

  • Respiratory failure
  • Bronchiectasis (damaged airways)
  • Haemoptysis (coughing up blood)
  • Nasal polyps (growths in the nose)
  • Pneumothorax (which can cause breathlessness and chest pain)
  • Acute exacerbations
  • Chronic infections

Complications Related to Digestive System:

  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Diabetes
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Blocked bile duct
  • Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS)

Complications Related to Reproductive System:

In men affected by Cystic fibrosis, the most prominent reproductive system-linked complication is infertility; and, in women affected by Cystic fibrosis, the chances of fertility are lower as compared to other women.

SYMPTOMS OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Some of the common indications of Cystic fibrosis are:

  • Recurring lung infections including bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Unrelenting cough, sometimes with phlegm
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Extremely salty-tasting skin
  • Difficulty with bowel movements
  • Frequent bulky/greasy stools
  • Stuffy sinuses
  • Constipation or swelling in abdomen
  • Poor/delayed growth despite of a good appetite
  • Infertility.

TREATMENT OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS

The line of treatment for Cystic fibrosis is different for different patients, depending on their symptoms. While most of the elements of the treatment plans for the disorder are the same, they are personalized for the patients on the basis of their distinctive circumstances.

Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some beneficial herbal products for managing Cystic fibrosis. These products are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs; and are free from any chemicals, additives or preservatives. These products include:

1. Pranrakshak Churna

This amazing herbal powder is prepared from a combination of several potent anti-allergy herbs which have proven properties to help patients suffering from asthma and other infections of the respiratory tract. This churna can manage chronic allergies and chronic bronchitis, treat common cough, break the clogged mucous, heal the inflamed respiratory tract, and control bleeding while coughing.

The herbs from which Praanrakshak Churna is prepared are: Shirish (Albezzia lebbock), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), Anantmool (Tylphora asthmatica), Vaasa (Adhatoda vasica), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Bharangi (Clerodandrum serratum), and Kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum).

Recommended Dosage: 1-2 teaspoons with plain water, three times a day, after meals.

2. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are prepared from the pure herbal extract of standardized Curcumin which is an active compound of the ‘Haridra’ (turmeric) herb (Curcuma longa). This herb and its Curcumin compound make the capsules an excellent herbal supplement which can effectively manage a number of health conditions.

The use of Curcumin capsules can purify the blood, treat digestive disorders, protect the body against the damage caused by free radicals, manage inflammatory conditions, treat asthma and allergies, and reduce oxidative stress.

Recommended Dosage: 1-2 capsules two times a day, with plain water after meals. 

3. Aller-G Care Capsules

The herbs used for preparing these capsules are widely known for their anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, antiseptic and analgesic properties. These capsules are very effective in maintain the respiratory health, improve the immune system, eliminate toxins from the body, maintain skin health, and balance the body’s Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas.

The herbal components of Aller-G Care capsules include: Haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), and Shirish (Albezzia lebbock).

Recommended Dosage: 1-2 Capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

4. Digestion Support Capsules

These capsules are prepared from a wonderful blend of some powerful herbs which can effectively manage complex problems linked to the digestive system. The herbal ingredients of these capsules can help the digestive process, maintain the natural pH balance in the stomach, stimulate the lever, promote proper assimilation of the nutrients in the body, strengthen the digestive system, and control acidity, gas, flatulence, and constipation.

The herbs from which Digestion Support capsules are prepared include: Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhania (Coriander sativum), Pippali (Piper longum), and Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum).

Recommended Dosage: 1-2 Capsules with plain water, twice a day, after meals.

5. Liver Detox Capsules

For preparing these capsules, pure extract of some powerful herbs are used. These capsules are effective in maintaining healthy liver, supporting healthy digestive system, strengthening the stomach, allowing unobstructed flow of circulatory fluids, purifying the blood, lowering blood pressure, and removing toxins from the body.

The herbs combined for preparing Liver Detox capsules include: Katutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Makoy (Solanum nigrum), Kasni (Cichorium intybus), Biranjasipha (Achillea millefolium), Jhavuka (Tamarix gallica), Himsra (Capparis spinosa), and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula).

Recommended Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice a day, with plain water, after meals. 

6. Tulsi Capsules

These capsules are prepared from standardized extract of ‘Tulsi’ herb (Ocimum sanctum) which has proven medicinal properties. The herb is an immunity enhancer, and a natural immuno-modulator. Moreover, the herb is also abundant in beneficial bioavailable antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and calcium.

Tulsi capsules can manage several health conditions, including Allergies, Cancers, Diabetes Skin allergies, Auto-immune disorders, Chronic Sinusitis and Chronic Rhinitis. These capsules can maintain a healthy digestive system, help the body to fight infections, and manage recurrent respiratory infections.

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

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

CONCLUSION

Planet Ayurveda's herbal formulations are completely safe to use. These formulations work in a synergistic manner to effectively manage the symptoms of Cystic fibrosis.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Role of Curcumin in Arthritis and Joint Pains

ARTHRITIS AND JOINT PAINS: OVERVIEW

Arthritis is a kind of joint disorder which causes chronic inflammation in one or more joints of the body. The literal meaning of the word ‘Arthritis’ -- derived from two Greek words -- is joint (‘artho’) and inflammation (‘itis’).

Since Arthritis is a condition which affects the joints (that is, the connections between the bones), Arthritis generally leads to pain, and is often a debilitating disorder. There are more than 100 forms of Arthritis, with Osteoarthritis -- which is a degenerative joint disease -- being the most common form of this disorder. Besides Osteoarthritis, the other common forms of Arthritis are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases. The causes of different forms of Arthritis are different, but the symptoms of the disorders and their treatments are almost the same.

Joint pains, meanwhile, refer to a condition in which an individual undergoes a lot of pain due to any damage to the joints, resulting from some kind of injury or disease. Since joints connect the bones and support the movement of the body, pain in joints can lead to swelling; and can be a mildly irritating condition in short-term, and a debilitating condition in chronic cases.

Joint pain can result from several diverse health conditions which can include Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Septic arthritis, as well as gout, bursitis, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Although joint pains can affect any part of the body, pain in the knees is the most common form of joint pains, followed by pain in the shoulders and the hips.

Overall, Arthritis is a condition in which the sufferers mostly experience pain in the joints, because of inflammation. Arthritis and joint pains have become increasingly more common disorders affecting the aging population all over the world. Both the conditions can cause pain and discomfort to the sufferers and affect their quality of life.

CURCUMIN: ITS THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL

Curcumin is the yellow pigment which is isolated from the rhizomes of the ‘Haridra’ herb (Curcuma longa). The herb is commonly called Turmeric in English, and Haldi in Hindi.

Curcumin is the main biologically active phytochemical compound in Turmeric powder. The percentage of Curcumin in the chemical composition of Turmeric is nearly 5 percent. However, for research purposes, the terms Turmeric and Curcumin are usually used interchangeably.

In Ayurveda, the medicinal value of Turmeric/Curcumin has been widely known for centuries. As a result of its anti-inflammatory properties in particular, turmeric has been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines since ancient times. The Curcumin compound in turmeric is very beneficial in fighting excessive inflammation and relieving joint pains.

Research has revealed that Curcumin has noteworthy therapeutic outcomes because it is a highly pleiotropic molecule with an exceptional safety profile. The potency of Curcumin in managing several inflammatory diseases and treating joint pains has been proven on the basis of strong molecular evidence which has been published, based on the results of years of research.

The therapeutic potential of Curcumin has specifically been highlighted in recent researches which show that Curcumin can be extremely useful in suppressing the excessive inflammation which causes the breaking down of a healthy tissue inside a joint. Specifically in the case of disorders like Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Curcumin has been proven to counteract the inflammatory compound COX-2, which is also the target of the prescription drugs for the two conditions. Moreover, along with regulating COX-2, Curcumin also acts on interleukin 1-beta stimulated nitric oxide, interleukin 6, interleukin 8, prostaglandin E2, and a few more tissue-destructive immune chemicals which are the causative factors behind the destructive process of both the above-mentioned forms of Arthritis.

ROLE OF CURCUMIN IN ARTHRITIS AND JOINT PAINS

Curcumin is considered an excellent natural remedy for Arthritis and joint pains. The effectiveness of Curcumin in managing inflammatory disorders and painful joints has been proven to a great extent in several scientific and clinical studies which have been carried out over the last few decades. Most of these studies have focused on the potential of Curcumin for treating a number of pathological conditions.

The use of Turmeric/Curcumin has been found to be extremely beneficial in tackling the following common characteristics of Arthritis and painful joints:

  • Swelling in joints
  • Muscle ache
  • Fatigue
  • Stiffness of joints
  • Inability to move/use the limb properly
  • Loss of flexibility of limbs and other affected body parts.

Curcumin Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are packed with standardized extract of Curcumin, a principal compound of turmeric.

The benefits of Turmeric/Curcumin have also been noted for bringing about a potential reduction in the subjective experience of pain in muscular disorders and some other diseases. A few studies have also evaluated the effectiveness of turmeric extracts in treating musculoskeletal diseases.

In the last few years, there can been an appreciable increase in the use of Curcumin/Turmeric for providing relief to patients suffering from various ailments, including chromic and long-term diseases. The efficacy of Turmeric has especially been noteworthy in relieving joint pains and Arthritis.

Some of the benefits of Curcumin/Turmeric in managing Arthritis and joints pains have been listed below:

  • Curcumin/Turmeric can reduce inflammation because of its anti-inflammatory properties
  • It is a proven antioxidant
  • It can target a range of arthritic and associated disorders
  • The use of Curcumin/Turmeric is very effective in autoimmune conditions
  • It is known to possesses anti-arthritic activity
  • The progression of Arthritis can be prevented with the help of Curcumin/Turmeric
  • It has bone protective properties
  • It alleviates Arthritis by interacting with genes
  • It can fight infection in Arthritis
  • Complications of Arthritis can be controlled with the help of Curcumin/Turmeric
  • It provides skin protective benefits in Psoriatic Arthritis
  • The side effects of anti-arthritic drugs can be reduced with the help of Turmeric
  • Turmeric is better than painkillers and other drugs used for Arthritis treatment
  • Pain in Arthritis can be reduced by applying turmeric topically
  • Newer formulations of Curcumin are being developed for treating Arthritis.

CONCLUSION

Curcumin contains antioxidants in a large amount which are very helpful to the body in relieving itself of free radical molecules --- the perceived mechanism behind aging, Arthritis, joint pains and several diseases. Curcumin also keeps destructive inflammatory chemicals in check. In addition, Curcumin has proven ability to stimulate the growth of healthy replacement tissue and to stir up a process known as 'chondrogenesis' which facilitates the rebuilding of joints in conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Acute Medullary Infarct – Brain Stroke

Acute medullary infarct is a rare condition in which an infarction or stroke occurs in the lateral medulla which is a part of the brain stem. It results when the oxygenated blood doesn't get to this part of the brain when the arteries that lead to it are blocked. The cause of medullary infarct is not clear. It is a neurological condition caused by the blockage of the vertebral artery or posterior inferior cerebellar artery. It is the clinical manifestation resulting from occlusion of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) in which the lateral part of the medulla oblongata infarcts. The most commonly affected artery is the vertebral artery followed by PICA, superior middle and inferior medullary arteries.

The brain stem is in charge of delivering messages to the spinal cord for motor and sensory functions. A stroke in this area causes problems with how the person's muscles function and the sensations are perceived.

The outlook for acute medullary infarct depends on the size and location of the area of the brain that is damaged by the stroke. Some individuals may see a decrease in their symptoms within few weeks or months.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE MEDULLARY INFARCT?

The most common symptom of acute medullary infarct is dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing. Other symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hoarseness
  • A decrease in sweating
  • Hiccups
  • Rapid eye movements
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Difficulty in maintaining balance
  • Problems with body temperature sensation
  • Sometimes, people with acute medullary infarction experience numbness or paralysis on one side of the body.
  • Bradycardia or a slow heart rate
  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Vertigo
  • Diplopia
  • Horner’s syndrome

Some researchers have found that persons with heart disease, blood clots, minor neck trauma from rotational activities are at the risk of acute medullary infarct.

TREATMENT

According to modern medicine, there is no treatment of acute medullary infarct. Doctors will probably focus treatment on relieving or eliminating the symptoms like prescribing speech therapists for learning swallowing therapy that helps the patients to swallow again. Medicines for reducing pain are also prescribed. Blood thinners like heparin or warfarin are also prescribed which help in preventing further clots.

According to Ayurveda, acute medullary infarct can occur due to the vitiation of Vata dosha which gets lodged in the corresponding nerves. When Vata gets aggravated, it dries up the tendons making the organ or parts of that side incapable of functioning and loss of sensation.

Planet Ayurveda offers herbal remedies which are very helpful for the patients to recover after the acute phase. There are various herbs and natural remedies which play a significant role in recovering the patients from brain stroke without causing any side effects.

PLANET AYURVEDA'S TREATMENT FOR ACUTE MEDULLARY INFARCT – BRAIN STROKE

  1. Brahmi Capsules
  2. Gotukola Capsules
  3. Ashwagandha Capsules
  4. Medhya Churna
  5. Brahmi Chywanprash

1. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the pure extract of herb Brahmi (Bacopa monneri). Brahmi herb pacifies the Pitta and Kapha doshas in the body. It helps to provide relief from the symptoms like: stress, headache, anxiety, brain complications and helps in keeping the mind calm and relaxed. The active compound bacosides present in brahmi helps in regenerating the brain cells. There is no harm in taking brahmi capsules for longer periods of time. It supports nervous system as a whole. This herb also has a strong affinity for lymph, nervous system, blood, urinary tract, circulatory and digestive systems. It is used for overall strengthening and energy promotion of the body.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Gotukola Capsules

Gotukola Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the pure extract of the herb Centella asiatica. This herb supports healthy blood circulation, maintains healthy brain and balances all the three doshas of the body: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Gotukola herb relaxes the central nervous system and slows the also slows the effects of aging.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

These are pure natural capsules that are obtained from Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha). It is the most commonly herb used in Ayurveda which works on the nervous system as it possesses natural rejuvenating properties. It is helpful in relieving all types of nervous related disorders like: paralysis, alzheimer's disease etc. This herb works on the non-specific basis to normalise the physiological functions by working on neuroendocrine system.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

4. Medhya Churna

The product medhya churna of Planet Ayurveda is a natural brain supplement that works wonderfully in lowering down anxiety, improve memory. It is a 100% natural formula which is made up of natural herbs having wonderful medicinal properties. It is an excellent brain and nerve tonic which is known to rejuvenate the nervous system.

Ingredients of Medhya Churna are:

  • Vacha (Acorus calamus): 50 gm
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): 5 gm
  • Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum): 5 gm
  • Shwet Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum): 5 gm
  • Krishna Jeerak (Carum carvi): 5 gm
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale): 5 gm
  • Marich (Piper nigrum): 5 gm
  • Pipali (Piper longum): 5 gm
  • Patha (Cissampelos pareira): 5 gm
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis): 5 gm
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monneiri): 5 gm

Dosage: 1 tsp. of powder twice daily or 5 grams twice daily.

5. Brahmi Chyawanprash

Brahmi Chywanprash of Planet Ayurveda is a wonderful herbal jam containing a blend of Amla (Emblica officinalis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and 48 other herbs. It helps in maintaining balance of all the three doshas (energies), dhatus (body tissues) and the malas (body wastes).

Dosage: 1 tsp. full twice daily after meals preferably with milk.

DIET AND LIFESTYLE

Avoid non-vegetarian food, alcoholic beverages, smoking, excessive salt, frozen foods as these are the causes of degeneration.

Good medical care is of utmost importance particularly throughout the acute stage. The patient should only take water for the primary few days. Thereafter, one can take fruits like oranges, apples, pineapples etc. As the healing progresses, the fruit and milk diet are often step by step followed by a well-balanced diet consisting of nuts, grains and vegetables.

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

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