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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ayurvedic Treatment for Recurrent Cold - Flu and Tonsillitis

Ayurvedic treatment for Recurrent cold - Flu and tonsillitis - Herbal remedies for adenoids


Here are some Questions asked by An American Student from 
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications,
Magazine Journalism, Syracuse University '11 on 15th Sept. 2011


Q 1. I have previously tried zinc and echinacea to help get over a cold/flu. It seems to help me get over them faster, and I see you talk about both in the pdf. Which, in your opinion/expertise, herbal remedies would you recommend to combat the flu? Could you perhaps give a top 3-5? And why would you recommend those?

My Answer 
1. Curcumin - I would rate this as # 1  It is best studied anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory herb
2. Tulsi -  the combination I give in flu and colds is  curcumin + Tulsi. It works quickly. Tulsi is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as best anti-flu remedy and it is very effective. 

3. Ginger- Ginger is also one of the most effective anti-inflammatory herb. I give curcumin, tulsi capsules with Ginger juice mixed with a small pinch of black pepper. 

4. Black pepper- It is one of the most effective spice for flu and colds. I keep it at # 4. It improves the results of the other herbs which are used with this. It increases bioavailability and action of other herbs or drugs. According to ayurveda, black pepepr has properties opposite to "mucus" so it is effective in cold / flu. 


5. Echinacea - Yes, this is effective but I hardly use it. It is also good anti-allergic and improves immune system. 
6. Amla capsules - I use amla capsules in children who suffer from recurrent flu and cold because of low immunity. Amla is nature's best source of natural vitamin -C

7. Zinc -  It is good for immunity. It does not have direct effect but long term ( low dosage) use improves immunity and that's why it is very beneficial in recurrent infections. I use tradition

So the final combination for treatment of recurrent flu and cold prevention is using these herbs for about 3 months regularly and this is going to build up immunity of the child and prevent infections. 

Curcumin - 1 twice daily
Tulsi - 1 twice daily 
Amla capsules -1  twice daily 
These 3 supplements are enough to prevent recurrent cold and flu and also treat adenoids. 

Q 2. Is there any specific herbal remedy to help combat stuffiness/congestion?


My Answer 


I have mentioned the above 1,2,3, 4, used together work best for stuffiness/congestion. The results are instant. 


Q 3. An argument against drugs like Nyquil is that they don't get to the root of the problem, but simply mask the symptoms and throw your body off-kilter. Is there validity in that? What is your opinion on over the counter medications like these? Do they have any use? Would you strongly recommend to not use them? 


My Answer

I don't believe in such medicines. they provide temporary relief. Just constrict the distended blood vessels in the nasal area for a few minutes / hrs. It is not good way to get rid of flu especially recurrent infections. 

Q 4. In my own experience, I find that natural remedies tend to work better, without making me feel different in anyway (sleepy, groggy etc.) In short, what is the science behind natural remedies? Do they get down to the root cause better? How strongly do you recommend the use of herbal remedies? 


My Answer


I would always recommend natural remedies rather than chemical based drugs for flu/ cold. They don't make you feel sleepy/ groggy etc.  They work to cure the problem from root rather than just relieving the symptoms. what I mean to say is that they not only relieve the symptoms but also cure the disease from the root cause. 


Q 5. Are there any drawbacks to these natural remedies. Overdose, toxicity, side effects etc? Are there any herbal remedies that some people swear by, but actually don't work? 



My Answer

Since the natural remedies - the herbs mentioned above are all natural, but that does not mean that they can not cause any side effects. Although the side effects are minor with the over dosage ( just like if you eat more food and you get heaviness in the stomach or if you drink more water, then you get problem) Similarly if you eat more black pepper, you will burn your tongue and there can be smoke from your ears !! or tears from your eyes. Yes these are the side effects of over dosage of black pepper. 

Practially there are no side effects of the natural remedies especially for colds. 



If there's anything else you'd like to add (information, personal thoughts etc.) please feel free. 

I would like to say that do not give your natural machine the drugs or the chemicals, especially to fight simple problems like colds and flu. Cold and flu is not going to last longer if you don't take anything but only rest for 2-3 days. 

Human body is made by nature. Just like Toyota car is manufactured by Toyota. The manual given by the manufacturer ( Toyota) wants you to use the best quality premium petrol / diesel for your car. You always follow the manual in your car's case. 

Similarly Nature has recommended Natural food ( herbs, spices, fruits, salads, grains, cereals, vegetables, roots, shoots,nuts) but we don't follow the nature manual but eat fried, processed, frozen, packaged, full of pesticides, stored for months, full of fertilizers, full of chemicals and preservatives, Soft drinks ( full of Co2). The question is Why can't we follow nature's manual in our case. Why we want to put the deadly acidic gas Co2 in our blood ( soft drinks) by paying money and knowing since our childhood that body is working hard every second to get rid of Co2 from the blood. 

Isn't it Ironic ?  - Just think about it. 

All these supplements of Tulsi, Curcumin, Amla, Echinacea described here in this post are available at www.planetayurveda.com and you can write an e mail at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com and the products can be delivered by courier. Children suffering from recurrent cold and flu should be given these herbs rather than too many anti-biotic courses at regular interval. 




Monday, August 22, 2011

How to dissolve kidney stones - Natural Home Remedy

How to dissolve kidney stones - Home Remedy- Natural Remedies 

There are certain ayurvedic combinations which are sure shot treatment of almost all types of urinary and kidney stones. The combinations are effective in about 90 % of the kidney stones and the biggest sized stone eliminated by these herbs is about 16 mm. The stones are not pushed out of the thin urinary passage but are dissolved slowly by using these remedies. I am sharing these remedies with you  and you can discuss your problem in detail with us before starting any treatment. You can write with all your reports to - herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

The Ayurvedic treatment for kidney stones consists of some herbs and classical ayurvedic medicines listed below

HOW TO DISSOLVE KIDNEY STONES - NATURAL HOME REMEDY

1.
Hazral yahood Bhasma - 10 gm
Trivikram Ras - 10 gm
Yav Kshaar - 10 gm
Mooli Kshaar - 10 gm
Shwet Parpati - 10 gm
Giloy Satv- 10 gm
Mutrakrichantak Loh - 10 gm
---------------------------------- Make 60 sachets of above combination and consume 1 sachet twice daily with honey.

2. Tab. Varunadi Vati - 2 thrice daily  ( Check herbal tablets section of www.planetayurveda.com)
3. Tab. Punarnava Mandur -2 thrice daily ( Check herbal tablets section of www.planetayurveda.com)
4. Rencure formula capsules- 2 thrice daily ( check  here  - This product is good for kidney failure as well)
5. Tab. Cystone -2  twice daily
6. Tab. Neeri - 2 twice daily
7. Cap. Tribulus Power - 2 twice daily
8. Mutrakrichantak Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily

All these are given together , about 1 hr. after meals twice to thrice daily as per details above and the urinary stones / kidney stones start to dissolve slowly. 
If you don't have access to all of these, or can't find them, then you can just buy 2-3 of them at the website here They will also give good results. 

To get all these delivered at your doorstep, contact Customer Care at +91-172-5214030 or write us at ashwani3003@gmail.com for pricing, delivery information, payment options and other details. 


Kidney Stones Ayurvedic Medicines - Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones


Kidney Stones Ayurvedic Treatment - Ayurvedic Medicines for Kidney Stones

Ayurvedic treatment of Kidney stones consists of using a combination of herbal remedies some naturally occuring micro-mineral based Ayurvedic remedies which are used to break even most stubborn kidney stones.
To break the kidney stones, Ayurveda utilizes the power of nature. There are various herbs like Phyllanthus niruri, Kaasni, Punarnava, Berginea linguilata, ( Pashaan bhed is the ancient Sanskrit name of this herb) Pashaan means Stone and Bhed means penetrate.

How the ancient people know that this herb should be named as “Pashaan –Bhed” because they tried the herb for kidney stones and gall stones and found it very effective.

The herbal formulations which are used in Ayurvedic medicine for kidney stones are described below –

One can use the combination to break the kidney stones. The treatment is purely natural without any side effects.

Hazral Yahood Bhasm- 5 gm
Trivikram ras – 5 gm
Shwet Parpati – 5 gm
Yav Kshaar – 5 gm
Mooli kshaar – 5 gm
Giloy Satv – 5 gm
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Mix them all together in the above mentioned quantity, Make 20 pacs of all these, consume 1 pack twice daily, with honey

2. Tablet Varunadi Vati – 2 tablets twice daily
3. Cap. Rencure formula – 2 twice daily
4. Mutrakrichantak Churna – 1 teaspoonful twice daily or Boil 1 tablespoonful of this powder in 200 ml water, boil until it remains 50 ml, filter it and consume the water only. Leave the residue. Do this twice daily.

All these 4 remedies are effective Ayurvedic medicines for kidney stones. There are however many other patent Ayurvedic medicines of various herbal and Ayurvedic companies but I have been using these remedies in my patients and found them very successful.

What are Kidney Stones?
Kidney stones are small, hard rocks which are made within the kidneys.


What are the symptoms of Kidney Stones?
Sometimes kidney stones cause no symptoms. Other times, they cause blood in the urine and/or severe pain in the side or back. When kidney stones are large or there is more than one, they may block the flow of urine.

Types of Kidney stones -

There are mainly 4 types of Kidney stones

Calcium Stones: people who form this type of stone either have too much of one type of three chemicals in their urine, or not enough of another. In particular, they have either too much calcium, oxalate, or urate in their urine, or too little citrate. Eating too much salt may cause too much calcium to stay in the urine A few patients will have kidney stones from overproduction of the calcium controlling hormone, parathormone. There is a common myth that drinking milk can cause kidney stones which is wrong. Drinking milk does not cause kidney stones.

Drinking too less water is the real cause of kidney stones.

Struvite Stones: Chronic infection of the urine generally causes these stones. The bacteria responsible for the infection cause a chemical alteration of urine which leads to this type of stone. These stones are harder than the ordinary stones and difficult to break. Herbal Remedies like Varunadi vati are effective to break such kidney stones.

Uric Acid Stones: This type of stone forms when the urine is too acidic, which causes excessive uric acid production. Avoid high protein diet, consume a lot of water everyday.

Cystine Stones: These stones form because of an inherited condition in which the body cannot clear a chemical called cystine from the blood. Usually, other family members have the same condition.


How do Kidney Stones leave the body?

In many cases, a person will pass the stone via the urine. This may be a painful process, and may take a couple of days. Generally, the physician asks the person with kidney stones diagnosed by x-ray or ultrasound to strain the urine and save the stone so that it can be analyzed.

When a person cannot pass the stone through the urine, there are treatments available to remove or crush them, including:

Inserting a small instrument through the urethra (the tube through which a person passes urine from the body) to “snare” the stone and remove it

Shock wave lithotripsy, whereby the stone is crushed. Once the stone is crushed, a person can pass the smaller pieces

Surgery – This is another option to remove bigger stones which are impossible to treat by any other method.


How can you prevent kidney stones?

Drink more liquids: Drinking 8-10 glasses of liquid each day helps to keep the urine dilute – which reduces the concentration of stone forming minerals in the urine At least half of the liquid should be water; the other liquids could be any beverages you like.

Reduce the amount of salt you eat: Reducing the salt (sodium) in the diet helps to reduce the amount of calcium in the urine which in turn reduces the tendency for calcium stone formation. Dietary salt reduction is best accomplished by not adding salt to your food and by avoiding those high sodium foods such as processed meats, salty convenience foods (regular, boxed or canned soups, noodle or rice mixes) and salty snacks.

Be sure your diet contains adequate amounts of calcium: Several years ago it was believed that dietary calcium should be restricted in patients with calcium kidney stones. At least two scientific studies now show that the inclusion of at least two servings of high calcium foods per day in the diet actually reduces the rate at which calcium-containing kidney stones form.

FOODS TO BE AVOIDED IN KIDNEY STONES

The following foods should be avoided: chocolate, anchovies, rhubarb, caviar, greens, herring, berries, scallops, peanuts, mussels, asparagus, organ meats (liver, kidneys, brains), tea, meat, extracts, broth, bouillon, consomme.

Medications: These should only be prescribed by your physician after the cause for your kidney stones is determined.

Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic which is very effective in reducing calcium in the urine and preventing kidney stones
Sodium bicarbonate taken orally makes the urine less acidic and more alkaline. In turn, this decreases the amount of uric acid and cystine in the urine
Penicillamine and/or captopril: These two drugs have been found useful in reducing the excretion of cystine in patients who have this as the cause for their kidney stones
Antibiotics: In those patients who have struvite (infection) stones, preventing or controlling urinary infection is mandatory to prevent the recurrence of stones
Allopurinol reduces the amount of uric acid excretion


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Increase Platelets naturally - Natural Treatment of Low Platelet Count

Natural Treatment for Low Platelet Count - Ayurvedic Treatment for Low Platelet Count - Ayurvedic Treatment for Thrombocytopenia

Usually the reason for low platelet count is bone marrow depression or faulty bone marrow function.

There are the following major reasons for low platelet counts -

  1. Faulty production/ low production from bone marrow. The other cells like RBC's or WBC's may also be low in many cases. Bone marrow depression is caused by so many reasons like drugs, drug reactions, alcohol, cancers etc.
  2. Body conditions where the platelet destruction is more than the production rate in the bone marrow.
  3. Spleen Problems can also be the reason for low platelets.
  4. Other systemic illnesses like Leukemias, AIDS, lymphomas and different types of cancers can also be the reasons for low platelet count.

WHAT ARE PLATELETS?

Platelets, or thrombocytes (from Greek θρόμβος, "clot" and κύτος, "cell"), are small, irregularly shaped clear cell fragments (i.e. cells that do not have a nucleus containing DNA), 2–3 µm in diameter. The average lifespan of a platelet is normally just 5 to 9 days. Platelets are a natural source of growth factors. They circulate in the blood of mammals and are involved in hemostasis, leading to the formation of blood clots.

If the number of platelets is too low, excessive bleeding can occur. However, if the number of platelets is too high, blood clots can form (thrombosis), which may obstruct blood vessels and result in such events as a stroke, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism or the blockage of blood vessels to other parts of the body, such as the extremities of the arms or legs. An abnormality or disease of the platelets is called a thrombocytopathy, which could be either a low number of platelets (thrombocytopenia), a decrease in function of platelets (thrombasthenia), or an increase in the number of platelets (thrombocytosis).

There are disorders that reduce the number of platelets, such as heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) that typically cause thromboses, or clots, instead of bleeding.

WHAT IS ITP - IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is the condition of having an abnormally low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) of no known cause (idiopathic). As most incidents of ITP appear to be related to the production of antibodies against platelets, immune thrombocytopenic purpura or immune thrombocytopenia are terms also used to describe this condition. Often ITP is asymptomatic (devoid of obvious symptoms), however a very low platelet count can lead to visible symptoms, such as purpura (large bruises), or more seriously, bleeding diathesis.

HOW TO INCREASE LOW PLATELET COUNTS? NATURAL TREATMENT OF LOW PLATELETS

Ayurveda known as "science of Life" and "knowledge of Life" and practiced in India as traditional health care system recognized by WHO. The ayurvedic treatment of low platelet count consists of using some natural remedies, ayurvedic medicines helpful to increase low platelet count. The remedies are particularly effective in treatment of Idiopathic Thromobocytopenia purpura - ITP i.e. Low platelet count due to reasons mostly unknown.

THE AYURVEDIC TREATMENT USED TO INCREASE PLATELET COUNT CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING

1. Mix the following and make 60 sachets, take 1 sachet twice daily with Rose Petal Jam.

  1. Praval Pishti - 10 gm
  2. Jahar Mohra pishti - 10 gm
  3. Rajat Bhasma - 5 gm
  4. Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 10 gm
  5. Kamdudha Ras- 5 gm
  6. Akik Pishti - 5 gm
  7. Swran Basant Malti Ras-2 gm
  8. Mukta Pishti - 6 gm
  9. Giloy Satv - 10 gm

___ Mix all together, take 1 sachet twice daily with Rose petal jam.

2. Cap. G - Plat - 1 twice daily

3. Cap. Pitta Balance - 1 twice daily

4. Cap. Ashwagandha - 1 twice daily

5. Cap. Amalaki Rasayan - 2 twice daily

For Children of Age 9 to 17, the dosage will be half of everything mentioned here.



For children lesser than 9, the prescription will be different. It will be:-

  1. Tab. Swarn Basant malti Ras - 1 tab. once daily.
  2. Tab Balark Ras - 1 tab. once daily.
  3. Tab. Kumar Kalayan Ras - 1 tab. once daily.
  4. Tab. Kamdudha Ras (Moti Yukt) - 1 tab. twice daily.
  5. Cap. G-Plat - 1 twice daily (open up the capsules, pour the ingredients in a bowl, add some honey and feed).
  6. Syp. Infee - 1 teasponful twice daily.
  7. Syp. Immuz xp - 1 teaspoonful twice daily.

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

Papaya leaf juice - An excellent herbal remedy for low platelet count. It should be taken every 2 hrs interval ( about 20 ml juice of papaya leaves) and this helps to increase platelets within 1 or 2 days. This is an effective herbal remedy for low platelet counts.

Indian pennywort leaf juice - Juice of the leaves of Centella asiatica and in Hindi it is called Mandukparni

Juice of leaves of Papaya - 2 tablespoonfuls twice daily ( Give leaf juice and not fruit juice)

Juice of Beetroot (Chukandar in Hindi) - 1 tablespoonful thrice daily

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ayurvedic Treatment of Psoriasis- Natural Cure

Ayurvedic Treatment of Psoriasis - Natural Remedies and Cure


According to ayurveda, the disease psoriasis is called Ekkushtha and it is mentioned as a curable kustha rog but with a lot of efforts. We have treatment many patients world wide with a lot of success. 

Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient healthcare system of India and still being practiced and quiet popular worldwide. Ayurvedic medicines for psoriasis are available not only in India but also in many parts of the world. Natural Treatment of Psoriasis comprises of clearing of the psoriasis scales, reducing the itching and preventing recurrence. Traditionally many bitter herbs are used to keep the skin clear of the plaque and flakes. Neem is one of the best ayurvedic herbs which is bitter in taste and known for its blood purifying properties. Now a days Neem capsules are available along with other traditional remedies to help the patients of Psoriasis. 
Neem is not only useful in psoriasis but also useful in conditions like skin disorders, oozing wet eczema, scaly flakes, acne and infections.
There is another wonderful combination of 9 herbs known as "Navkarshik Churna blend" . These 9 herbs are described in ancient ayurvedic text called "Chakradutt samhita - written in 11th century) These 9 herbs are most effective blood purifiers useful in clearing skin rashes, psoriasis flakes, reduce itching due to psoriasis. The herbs mixture known as Navkarshik Churna can be used in other blood impurity conditions like uric acid, urea, creatinine and skin eczemas. A popular formulation used in Ayurvedic medicine called Mahamanjisthadi kwath is having similar composition to Navkarshik churna. So Navkarshik Churna can be used instead of Mahamanjisthadi kwath for all skin problems including Psoriasis. It is very specific herbal blend for psoriasis. 

Kishore Guggul is another ayurvedic remedy for skin rashes, skin inflammation, psoriasis and scaly patches over the skin. It reduces the itching due to psoriasis and other reasons. The Kishore guggul is made up of 3 fruits powder called Triphala with a twine called giloy. These herbs are made into beautiful tablets to clear the skin off the scales, acne and psoriasis patches. It helps to reduce the itching due to psoriasis remarkably. 


There are certain classical ayurvedic herbs and minerals which are used together to heal psoriasis completely. The following combination has given 100 % results in all the patients

1. Cap. Neem - 2 twice daily
2. Cap. Echinacea -2  twice daily
3. Tab. Kishore Guggul - 2 twice daily
4. Panchtikt Ghrit guggul tablets -2 twice daily
5. Tab. Purim - 2 twice daily
6. Tab. Talekt - 2 twice daily
7. Mahamanjisthadi Ghan vati - 2 twice daily
8. Navkarshik Churna - 1 tablespoonful twice daily
9. Gandhak Rasayan - 1 tablet twice daily

Praval Pishti- 10 gm
Akik Pishti - 10 gm
Jaharmohra Pishti - 10 gm
Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 20 gm
Kalmegh Navayas Loh - 5 gm
Tapyadi Loh - 10 gm
Giloy Satv - 20 gm
Mukta Pishti - 4 gm
Kamdudha ras - 10 gm
--------------------- mix all and make 60 sachets, give 1 sachet twice daily with honey or syp. Purodil


Slowly the patches will go away and it takes about 1 year atleast to clear up the disease which is spread all over body. I also recommend Lippu oil and 777 Oil for local usage. Read more about all these Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis here 

All these above mentioned medicines can be procured from Mr. Ashwani thakur by writing to him at - ashwani3003@gmail.com or by calling him at +91-9915593604



Saturday, April 2, 2011

Psoriasis Natural Remedies and Home Remedies



Psoriasis in a complicated and chronic skin disease characterized by thick, red silvery, scaly patches on the skin. Natural remedies for psoriasis include using various herbal remedies, Neem capsules made from Neem extract, Navkarshik Churna – a combination of 9 blood purifying herbs and other traditional ayurvedic remedies. In Psoriasis, the extensor surface is usually affected and there are inflammatory red lesion causing severe itching and cosmetic problems.

These Ayurvedic Remedies work naturally without causing any side effects and giving results within few days of using them. These natural remedies for psoriasis help to clean the skin of psoriatic lesions within few days of using them. These along with various home remedies for psoriasis should be given to a psoriasis patient. Using them along with other treatment methods or modern medical method is not harmful.

Speaking of topical application of various oils or herbal remedies on the skin lesions, yes there are various ayurvedic oils and natural remedies which can be applied over the psoriasis patches. These not only help to relieve the pain and itching but also help to clear the lesions in long term. The 777 Oil ( Click here ) can be used along with Psoralin ointment to get rid of itching and pain in psoriasis.

Sometimes the psoriatic patches may come over the face leading to severe depression and failure to face public. Psoriases affects both sexes and usually appears in the age fo 15-40 years of age. It is rarely found in infants or elderly people.

Psoriasis is not a communicable disease and is considered as an auto-immune disease i.e. wrong immune response triggered by unknown reasons causing disturbed skin metabolism.

Various Psoriasis types are

Plaque Psoriasis – This is a very common type among all 5 and characterized by raised, reddish skin covered by silvery-white scales. These psoriatic patches covers almost all part of the body.

Guttate psoriasis
Small red spots appear on the skin

Pustular psoriasis
White pustules surrounded by red skin appears on the skin

Inverse psoriasis
Smooth, red lesions are formed in the folds of the skin.

Erythrodermic psoriasis

There is itching, pain and redness of the skin.

Causes of Psoriasis –
There is still uncertainty over the causes of psoriasis but various factors are believed to be

Heredity factor - Abnormality in the metabolism of amino acids and proteins
Seasonal changes
Injury to the skin
Various infections
According to Ayurveda- Imbalance of “fire” energy is the major reason for psoriasis.


Home Remedies for Psoriasis


Olive oil can be applied over the psoriasis patches. It gives relief from pain, swelling and itching. This is one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

Another wonderful home remedy for psoriasis is all kind of gourd juices. Bitter gourd, round gourd, long gourd ( Zuccinni)  which are all growing on twiners / climbers  are all good for skin problems especially psoriasis. These are effective home remedies for psoriasis.

Seabaths and application of seamud over the affected parts once a day is also very beneficial. Those who are not living near the sea can apply “fuller’s earth” popularly known as potter’s mud or slippery mud or Chiknai mitti or Multani mitti. These muds work as effective home remedies for psoriasis. These are also very effective and purely  natural psoriasis remedies.

These natural mudpacks help relieve itching in psoriasis and absorb and remove the toxins from the scales.

Long gourd juice is another wonderful home remedy for psoriasis. As written above, the various gourd  juices should be consumed  about 50 ml twice daily, which work as effective natural remedies for psoriasis.

Cabbage leaves can be used as compresses and can be applied over affective parts. These cabbage leaves also work as an effective home remedy for psoriasis.

Natural sunshine is also needed in psoriasis patients. This is also a natural remedy for psoriasis patients. Seabath and sunbath is recommended for all psoriasis patients.


Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the psoriasis treatment. A daily dose of 200-800 I.U is recommended as they reduce itching of the area.


Lecithin is also considered as a remarkable remedy for the psoriasis treatment.

Neem is a blood purifying herb and is found to be very effective natural remedy for psoriasis and other skin problems. Neem capsules – 500 mg extract capsules ( Click here) are recommended and better than most of the natural remedies for psoriasis.

Application of Aloe Vera gel and consumption of Neem capsules prove as wonderful natural remedies for psoriasis.



Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cholangiocarcinoma Alternative Treatment with Natural remedies- Ayurvedic Treatment


Cholangiocarcinoma Alternative and Natural remedies - Ayurvedic Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma - Cholangiocarcinoma Natural treatment 

The herbal remedies offer excellent results in many cases of carcinoma and can be  a very good alternative treatment option for Cholangiocarcinoma patients.Cholangiocarcinoma is difficult disease otherwise but as a last resort it is not bad to use herbal remedies and natural remedies as an alternative treatment option for this critical illness.

The ayurvedic treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma is focussed mainly on supporting the liver function, improving the overall health and clearing the cancer cells using natural remedies recommended in ayurveda. These can be used along with any ongoing treatment.

1. Yakrit Plihantak churna -1  teaspoonful twice daily
2. Cap. Liver Detox - 2 capsules thrice daily
3. Tablet Kachnaar Guggul - 2 tablets thrice daily
4. Cap. Curcumin - 2 capsules thrice daily
5. Cap. Amlycure D.S -  2 tablespoonfuls, twice daily
6. Tab. Hepsadex - 1 twice daily
7. Tablet Punarnava Mandur - 2 tablets thrice daily
8. Tablet Arogyavardhni Vati - 2  tablets twice daily

9. Along with all these - following combinatioin is advised -


Kalmegh Navayash Loh- 10 gm
Tamra Bhasma - 5 gm
Taphyadi Loh- 5 gm
Rohitak Loh- 5 gm
Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 5 gm
Abhrak Bhasma ( sahastra puti )- 2 gm
Praval Panchamrit-  5 gm
Akik Pishti - 5 gm
Jahar Mohra Pishti- 5 gm
Mukta Pishti - 2 gm
Kamdudha Ras - 2 gm
Trailokyachintamani Ras- 2 gram
Yashad Bhasma-  5 gm
Swarn Basant Malti Ras- 2 gm
Giloy Satv - 10 gm
Hemgarbh Potli Ras - 2 gm
Rajat Bhasma - 10 gm
Cancervidhwansan Ras- 2 gm
Dhatri Loh- 5 gm
Punarnava mandur - 5 gm
Navrattan kalpamrit Ras - 2 gm
Trailokyachintamani Ras - 2 gm
Vaikrant Bhasma - 5 gm
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Make 60 packs of all these, divided in equal dosages, consume 1 dose twice daily with honey.
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All these should be done for 3-6 months in cases of Cholangiocarcinoma and other liver cancers or gall bladder cancers.

The outcome is good and the results are excellent.

Bile duct cancer

Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancerous (malignant) growth in one of the ducts that carries bile from the liver to the small intestine.

Cancerous tumors of the bile ducts are usually slow-growing and do not spread (metastasize) quickly. However, many of these tumors are already advanced by the time they are found.

A cholangiocarcinoma may start anywhere along the bile ducts. These tumors block off the bile ducts.
They affect both men and women. Most patients are older than 65.
Risks for this condition include:

Bile duct (choledochal) cysts
Chronic biliary irritation
History of infection with the parasitic worm, liver flukes
Primary sclerosing cholangitis
Ulcerative colitis

Cholangiocarcinoma is rare. It occurs in approximately 2 out of 100,000 people.

Symptoms
Chills
Clay-colored stools
Fever
Itching
Loss of appetite
Pain in the upper right abdomen that may radiate to the back
Weight loss
Yellowing of the skin (jaundice)

Signs and tests

These may include:

Abdominal CT scan
Abdominal ultrasound
CT scan-directed biopsy
Cytology
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTCA)


Blood tests that may be done include:

Liver function tests (especially alkaline phosphatase or bilirubin levels)

Treatment

The goal is to treat the cancer and the blockage it causes. When possible, surgery to remove the tumor is the treatment of choice and may result in a cure. If the tumor is large, the entire liver may need to be removed and a liver transplant will be needed. However, often the cancer has already spread by the time it is diagnosed.

Chemotherapy or radiation may be given after surgery to decrease the risk of the cancer returning. However, the benefit of this treatment is not certain.

Endoscopic therapy with stent placement can temporarily relieve blockages in the biliary ducts and relieve jaundice in patients when the tumor cannot be removed. Laser therapy combined with light-activated chemotherapy medications is another treatment option for those with blockages of the bile duct.





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