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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Balanitis Treatment in Ayurveda | Herbal Remedies

balanitis, inflammation, glans of penis, microbial infections

When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases or diseases related to the sex organs, we hesitate to speak. Don't feel shy and do visit your doctor.

Balanitis is also a disease which also falls in the category of diseases of men's sex organs. Improper hygiene is the main cause of this problem.

Treatment of balanitis in Ayurveda comprises the use of herbs to get rid from this disease. These herbs - Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma longa). These are packed with antimicrobial, anti inflammatory and healing properties. Thus these are quite beneficial in the treatment of balanitis.

WHAT IS BALANITIS?

It is inflammation of the head of penis. There are the various microorganisms that live on our skin which usually don't result in any problems and represent the normal micro flora of human body. But the overgrowth of these micro organisms results in the skin diseases. Balanitis is due to the yeast Candida. Usually Candida lives on the skin but its overgrowth result in the balanitis. This infection occurs in men and mostly affect the boys which are under the age of four.

This problem occurs specially in the adult males who have not been circumcised. Reason behind this is foreskin of the penis is a suitable place for the growth of microorganisms because it can trap the moisture around penis.

SYMPTOMS OF BALANITIS

  • Redness of glans (head of the penis).
  • Irritation of the glans.
  • Soreness of the glans.
  • Itching around the glans area.
  • Painful urination.
  • Inflammation of the glans.
  • Irritation, discharge and soreness, irritation occurs under the foreskin after 2-3 days of sexual intercourse.
  • Phimosis is the condition in which the foreskin gets tightened and not able to retract.

BEFORE SWITCHING TO THE TREATMENT PART ONE MUST KNOW THE CAUSES ASSOCIATED WITH DISEASE (BALANITIS)

  • Skin irritation is the major and most common cause of balanitis in boys.
  • Injuries on the tip of the penis or foreskin result in discomfort and swelling.
  • Use of certain soaps and shower gels. Not rinsing the soap completely off penis after bath.
  • Diabetic people are more susceptible to this infection.
  • Use of scented lotions and sprays on your penis.
  • Reactive arthritis can be the cause of balinits.
  • Use of certain medications like laxatives, painkillers sleeping pills and antibiotics.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections like genital herpes, syphilis, trichomonas and gonorrhea.

CAUSE OF BALANITIS IN AYURVEDA

Balanitis is the inflammation of glans of the penis. This disease is due to microbial infections. Main cause of this disease is the poor hygiene. According to Ayurveda, balanitis is the imbalance of pita and kapha dosha. There are various herbs in Ayurveda which are quite useful to manage the problem of balanitis in a natural way.

TREATMENT OF BALANITIS IN AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is an herbal manufacturing company which works on this belief that with the help of herbs, health complications can be managed without causing any side effects on body. This company has the various herbal products like herbal powders, herbal tablets, herbal teas, herbal oils, herbal juices and beauty products.

Here planet ayureveda offers for 5 herbal formulations for the treatment of balanitis. These herbal products are prepared from the pure extracts of various herbs and are completely safe for use.

PRODUCT LIST

  1. Curcumin capsules
  2. Gandhak rasayan
  3. Chanderprabha vati
  4. Varunadi vati
  5. Navkarshik churna
Herbal Remedies for Balanitis

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Curcumin Capsules:

Use of Curcumin capsules is an effective treatment of balanitis in Ayurveda. These capsules are prepared from the pure extracts of herbs Haridra (Curcuma longa). This herb contains a bioactive compound, curcumin which has the anti- inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Thus these capsules helps to provide relief in the symptoms associated with balanitis like irritation, inflammation and soreness of glans.

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

2. Gandhak Rasayan:

Planet Ayurveda offers the Gandhak rasayan for the treatment of balanits. This Ayurvedic product is prepared from the purified sulphur, also called as Shuddh Gandhak in sanskrit. It is packed with excellent property to extrude toxins from body. Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of this product are quite beneficial for the treatment of balanitis.

Dosage - 2 tablets twice in a day.

3. Chanderprabha Vati:

Chanderprabha vati is also known to be very effective treatment of balanitis in Ayurveda. This Ayurvedic product is an amazing blend of 23 herbs which are given below.

Ingredients -

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

Benefits - Herbs used in the formulation of chanderprabha vati are very helpful to provide relief in the symptoms of balanitis like irritation, inflammation and soreness of glans and hardening of foreskin.

Dosage - Two tablets two times in a day after meals.

4. Varunadi Vati:

Planet Ayurveda offers an Ayurvedic product, varundi vati which is good to resolve the penis disorders in men. Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varun (Crataeva nurvala) Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Shuddha guggulu (Comniphora mukul) are the herbs used in the formulation of varunadi vati. This Ayurvedic product is available in the form of tablets and quite effective for the treatment of balanitis. Herbs used in the formulation of varunadi vati are quite effective to provide relief in the inflammation associated with balanitis.

Dosage - Two tablets two times in a day after meals.

5. Navkarshik Churna:

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

Ingredients -

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

Benefits - This ayruvedic product is also good for the treatment of balanitis as it helps to resolve the symptoms like irritation, inflammation and soreness of glans and hardening of foreskin associated with balanitis.

Dosage - One teaspoonful, twice in a day after meals with plain water.

SUGGESTIONS AND GUIDELINES

  • Avoid the use of irritants such as soaps, bubble baths and latex condoms.
  • Maintain the proper hygiene of penis and wash it properly with water daily.
  • Avoid unprotected sex, instead use condoms.

WHY SHOULD ONE GO FOR PLANET AYURVEDA?

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

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