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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Monday, May 30, 2016

Psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda

Psoriasis an inflammatory, noninfectious, auto immune disease of skin Characterized by symmetrical, erythematous, scaling papules and plaque. As per Ayurveda it is caused due to the vitiation of vata and kapha which gets accumulated in the skin and deeper tissues producingtoxins. It is classified as Ekakushtha type of Shudrakushtha.

Psoriasis is not contagious. It may start at any age but is rare under 10 years and commonest between 15 and 40.

TYPES

SIX TYPES OF PSORIASIS:

  1. Plaque psoriasis - Patches of raised, reddish skin covered by silvery-white scale
  2. Psoriatic arthritis – associated with inflammation of the joints.
  3. Guttate psoriasis - associated with Small, red spots on the skin
  4. Pustular psoriasis - associated with White pustules surrounded by red skin
  5. Inverse psoriasis - associated with Smooth, red lesions formed in skin folds
  6. Erythrodermic psoriasis - associated with redness, severe itching, and pain

CAUSES

  • Over Active T cells triggering immune response.
  • Genetic
  • Infections, such as strep throat or skin infections
  • Injury to the skin, such as a cut or scrape, bug bite, or a severe sunburn
  • Stress
  • Cold weather
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Certain medications - including lithium, which is prescribed for bipolar disorder; high blood pressure medications such as beta blockers; antimalarial drugs; and iodides.

SYMPTOMS

  • Pink red lesions
  • Sharply demarcated papules
  • Rounded plaques
  • Silvery scales
  • Commonly seen at elbows, knees, gluteal cleft and scalp.
  • Patient may suffer from psoriatic arthritis

DIAGNOSIS METHODS

  • Finger nail involvement can be seen in half of the cases like punctuate pitting
  • Onycholysis-seperation of the nail from nail bed
  • Subungual hyperkeratosis

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR PSORIASIS

THE AIM OF AYURVEDIC TREATMENT IS:

  • Purification of blood and tissues
  • Toxin cleansing
  • Digestion restoration to avoid further accumulation of toxins

AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR PSORIASIS

Planet Ayurveda offers a Psoriasis care Pack which is a combination of ayurvedic herbs which have been proven to show excellent results in Psoriasis patients. The combination of these herbal supplements for psoriasis offered here give relief from itching and helps in clearing the psoriasis scales, the skin becomes smoother and the shine and normal texture is restored within few months (3-4 months) of using these natural remedies for psoriasis.

THE PACK CONTAINS:


1

Neem Capsules

1 cap twice daily with plain water after meal
1 Bottle Neem
2

Navkarshik Churna

BEST EFFECTIVE HERBAL FORMULA FOR DETOXIFICATION

1 tsp. once daily with plain water after meal
1 Jar

Amla, Haritaki, Bahera, Vacha, Neem, Manjistha, Katuki, Giloy, Daruhaldi etc.

3

Kishore Guggul

2 tab twice daily with plain water after meal
1 Bottel

Tinospora cordifolia, Zingiber officinale, Emblica officinalis, Piper nigrum etc.

4

Radiant Skin Hair Nails Capsules

FOR HEALTHY RADIANT SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

2 cap twice daily with plain water after meal
2 Bottle

Manjishtha, Pitt Papda,Ghrit Kumari etc.

5

Radiant Skin Lotion

Massage gently on the affected part while bathing
1 Bottle

It keep skin hydrated and provides antioxidants externally which gets absorbed in the skin, reduces the patch scales and roughness.

How to apply - Apply regularly morning and evening

6

Green Tea Algae Aloevera Gel Scrub

1 Jar

Green Tea-Algae Aloe Vera Gel Scrub is very effective and result giving in skin conditions like psoriasis. This is used as a bathing soap. Its antioxidants ingredients removes impurities out of the skin and provide healthy glowing & hydrated skin. Effective in dry and patchy skin conditions.

How to use – Massage gently on the affected part while bathing.

Product quantity is as per dosage required by adults – for patients under age 14 – this quantity will last for 2 months

KEY HERBS AND THEIR HEALTH BENEFITS IN OUR BODY

NEEM (AZADIRACHTAINDICA)

  • It is Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antifungal and antibacterial in nature.
  • It is a natural steroid which helps in reducing skin itching, swelling and irritation.
  • It contains Nimbidin which possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritis properties helpful in psoriasis condition like skin inflammation, reduces swelling, redness of psoriasis flakes & cleansing of liver.
  • Regular consumption of neem capsules can help in reducing acid output and acid reflux 
  • Effective for skin problems.
  • Helps to clear scars, It’s the best blood purifier available in natural form
  • Regular use cleans the skin and brings back the glow.
  • Relieves itching and pain, while reducing the scale and redness of lesions in Psoriasis.

GILOY (TINOSPORA CORDIFOLIA)

  • Useful to correct the metabolism, which is vitiated in any of skin diseases.
  • Has the ability to boost immunity.
  • Acts as a rejuvenating agent
  • Contains antioxidant properties that improve health and fight dangerous diseases.
  • Removes toxins from the kidneys and the liver and flush out free radicals.Very helpful in liver diseases and urinary tract infections too

GINGER (ZINGIBER OFFICINALE)

Contains compounds called gingerols that offer free-radical protection, it helps in aampachan hence improving the metabolism, which is necessary to prevent the reoccurrence of disease.
Ithas anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to help unclog pores and kill bacteria.Renew the production of new skin cells.

AMLA (EMBLICA OFFICINALIS)

The fruit is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C, has antioxidant effects , best rejuvenative tonics (rasayana), increases immunity or ojas, hepatoprotective, lowers cholesterol, anti inflammatory, laxative, diuretic, and hypoglycemic, healing properties of Amalaki extend to all tissues (dhatus) pacifies all three doshas particularly Pitta and Vata.

Amalaki has ascorbic acid, fatty acids, bio-flavonoids, polyphenols, cytokinins, B vitamins, calcium, potassium, iron, tannins, and pectin.

MARICHA (PIPER NIGRUM)

Piperine present in black pepper stimulates the taste buds to signal the stomach to produce more hydrochloric acid. This acid is essential to digest proteins and other foods in the stomach, which if left undigested causing flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation and acidity. The excess hydrochloric acid secreted helps in preventing this conditions.

Black pepper is great in aiding the proper assimilation (extraction of all the nutrients) of food.

Useful for removal of Amadosha -toxins, sticked to the Srotasas (channels), enhances the process of digestion, helps in sweating hence removal of all the toxins from body.

One amongst best Deepana Pachana herbs.

TRIPHALA

Also called Triphala. Well known detoxifying Ayurveda formulation which removes all the toxins and rejuvenates all the systems of body.

VACHA (ACORUS CALAMUS)

Vacha stimulates the skin and induces sweating. This make Vacha an important herb for this skin diseases.

KATUKI (PICRORRHIZA KURROA)

  • Stimulates liver
  • Ensures proper secretion of bile juices hence keeping the skin healthy.

DARUHALDI (BERBERIS ARISTATA)

It has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective and antioxidant property.

MANJISHTHA (RUBIA CORDIFOLIA)

Cleanse the blood; nourishes the skin; detoxifies the body.

PITT PAPDA (FUMARIA OFFICINALIS)

Mitigatekapha and pitta.Enhances the metabolism, reduces itching and burning sensation, has blood-purifier and diuretic properties hence helpful in skin disorders.

CHIRETTA (SWERTIA CHIRETA)

It has a powerful anti oxidant action, provides relief from itching, burning sensation and skin rash.It has anAnti-inflammatory and anti-viral action, acts as a liver tonic.

ALOE VERA (GHRIT KUMARI)

It has alion, isobarbaloin, and emodin. Gum resin contains anthraquinone derivatives like emodin and chrysophanic acid. Whole leaf contains uronic acid. Pulp contains uronic acid, oxidase, catalase and sugars. Pulp contains glucoside, barbaloin, b- barbaloin and aloe-emodin. It penetrates up to the 7 layers of tissue and anesthesia tissue relieving joint and musculature pain.

It is a blood alkalinize. Has antibacterial, anti-fungicidal and antiviral properties. It is a natural cleanser and detoxifier, dilates the blood capillaries, and increases the blood circulation. The gel is used for acceleration of wound healing; epithelialization of skin burns and moisturizing dry skin, regenerates hair follicles and heals seborrhea.

The transparent gel that is found inside its leaf is used as a treatment in burns, injuries and solar erythema. Internally heals peptic ulcers, used in prevention and for treatment of many gastric disorders. Large dose of juice is laxative. It breaks down and digests dead tissue and enhances normal cell growth and hastens healing. It acts as an antipruritic and stops itching.

DIET

Foods to avoid because they have been shown to cause or increase inflammation:

AVOID

Avoid oily and fried foods, Tea, Fatty red meats, Dairy products, processed foods, refined sugars, Nightshade vegetables, including potatoes, tomatoes and peppers.

FOODS TO INCLUDE

Foods to include in your diet that have been shown to reduce inflammation:

  • Flaxseeds, olive oil, pumpkin seeds and walnuts. These are plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Colorful fresh fruits and vegetables. Like Carrots, Squash , radish leaves, onions, tomatoes, guavas, papaya, and sweet potatoes, Spinach, Kale and broccoli, Blueberries, Ripened Mangoes, Strawberries
  • Juices carrot  juice 1 part, beetroot  juice 2 parts half part cucumber juice should be mixed and taken.

HOME REMEDIES

  • Pomegranate leaves poultice should be applied on the affected area.
  • Juice of Bathua should be squeezed and taken daily.
  • Leaves of bathua can be boiled and can be used for washing the affected part.Bathua leaves should be grounded and mixed with sesame oil in the ratio of 2: ½, heat it on lo flame until water portion is evaporated, it should be applied on the affected part.
  • Grind banana pulp and add lemon juice to it and apply over the affected area.
  • Application of Papaya juice over the affected part is also beneficial.
  • Burn garlic cloves in to ash, mix it with honey, and apply over the affected area.
  • Application of turmeric paste 3 times a day and once at night helps in healing.
  • Grind black pepper mix with clarified salt less butter made fromcow’s milk should be taken internally.
  • Apply the paste of neem leaves in curd over the affected area.
  • Eat leaves of basil daily and also grind some; leaves and apply over the affected area.
  • Tender leaves of jackfruit should applied after grinding over the affected area.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for Fibromyalgia- Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Diet & Home Remedies

FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia is a chronic neurosensory syndromecharacterized by constant unexplained pain, fatigue and stiffness throughout the body muscles. Commonly seen in women between the age of 25 and 60 years. It is also called fibrositis.

CAUSES

  • Stress,
  • Infections
  • Weak digestive fire- altering metabolism
  • Trauma
  • Irregular sleep
  • late night awakening
  • Incompatible food intake

SYMPTOMS

  • Chronic pain since last 3 months or more
  • Hypersensitivity to stimulation
  • Irritable bladder
  • Blurred vision, dry eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Disturbed sleep and feeling drowsy in the morning even after night sleep
  • Gradual loss of movement
  • Stiffness
  • Depression, anxiety and mood disturbance, forgetfulness, poor concentration
  • Migraine and tension generatedheadache
  • Upper and lower back pain, joint pain
  • Tenderness of muscles, ligaments and joint
  • Malaise
  • Anorexia
  • Body heaviness
  • Nausea
  • Intermittent fever
  • Cramps during menstruation

DIAGNOSIS METHODS

  • Low serotonin levels
  • Elevate level of nerve chemical substance P
  • Pain on both sides of body and above and below waist lasting more than 3 months
  • Tenderness on digital examination at predesignated site
  • ESR and CRP Levels (c - reactive protein), Vitamin B12 & D and total blood count for differential diagnosis

AYURVEDIC APPROACH

Considered as vatavyadhi caused due to the Vitiation of Ama (toxins produced due to undigested food particle) and vata and obstruction of vatavaha and mamasavahasrotas. Here channels get blocked by toxins affectingMamsadhatu (muscles and tendons) produces symptoms like pain, stiffness, fatigue, contracture, loss of movement, intolerability even with slight touch.


AYURVEDIC MEDICINES

Herbs which help in toxins cleansing from body channels, improving and strengthening digestion to prevent the re accumulation of toxins in the channels, increasing antioxidants and free radicals in body, balancing nervous system and improving sleep quality shall be taken in combination. Some of these are:

Kumari Saar (Aloe vera juice) opens channels cleanse them, removes the accumulated toxins and improves circulation and drugs like (Nirgundi, shallaki, guggul, ashwagandha and ginger are found to be useful in curing fibromyalgia.

Planet Ayurveda offers a Fibromyalgia Care Pack containing natural herbs. This pack contains:-

FIBROMYALGIA CARE PACK

HERBAL FORMULATION IN THIS PACK

HERBS

DOSE

Joint Aid Plus

  • It is a natural herbal blend to fight joint pains and inflammation.
  • Combination of pure natural herbs  works quickly without any side effect
  • Useful in pain and inflammation like condition and gives Analgesic effect.
Nirgundi, Sallaki, Guggulu, South, Ashwagandha 2 Capsules twice daily with plain water.

Boswellia Curcumin

  • Very potent anti inflammatory herbal combination.
  • Reduces the pain and swelling of joints.
  • Increases mobility and helpful in pain management.
Sallaki, Haridra 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

Aamvatantak Churna

  • Contains herbs which are detoxifying and Anti inflammatory.
  • Helps in reducing joint pains and inflammation.
  • Helps in aama digestion
  • Reduction in production and accumulation of toxins in the body
Suranjan,Methi, Gorakhmundi, South, Ashwagandha, haridra 1 Tsp twice daily after meals with water

Stress Support

  • It contains a powerful combination to relive stress without any side effects and drowsiness
  • Contains adaptogenic drugs which adapts with mind to fight stress like
  • Does not induce sleep
  • Does not create addiction with the drug.
Brahmi, Tagar, Ashwagandha 1 Capsule twice daily

All these give excellent result within one month of treatment. Each pack is a combination of many herbs useful for maintaining health digestion, metabolism and pain management.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The description of herbs per pack and their mode of action is as below:

Nirgundi (Vitex negundo)

It purifies body, checks accumulation of fluid in the body, it eliminates microorganisms in body, and it contains volatile essential oils, phenol, camphene, artemetin helpful in pain & swelling management.

Best Analgesic, Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, alleviating vata, brain tonic, cleaning and healing affect.

The tikta, katu and ushan properties of the drug improves appetite and digestion.

Sallaki (Boswellia Serrata)

It contains Sitosterol and volatile oils as main ingredient.

It acts as digestive and useful in loss of appetite, stimulates sweating by opening the channels.

Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)

It contains oleoresins, guggulsterone Z & E , has anti inflammatory , analgesic, and anti bacterial actionalso a nervine tonic, it increases leucocytes count and hemoglobin hence increasing the immunity, antihelmintic, effective in rejuvenating the body tissues, efficient in scrapping out excess fat and toxins out of the body

South- Ginger Contains compounds called gingerols that offer free-radical protection. It also help in joint pains and aampachan.

Curcumin (Curcuma Longa)

Turmeric contains volatile oil and raisins Turmeric is one of the best anti inflammatory herb, having healing property , stimulates liver hence acts as appetizer, laxative, aampachak (aids in digestion of undigested food particles) , reduces weakness, has anti oxidant properties and have analgesic effects.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Also called winter cherry.

It has a bitter alkaloid named somniferin which has hypnotic andstress relivingactivity. It also has steroidal lactones like withanolidesand withanoferins which helps in relieving pain and swelling,weakness, has sedative effect and nervine tonic, helpful in insomnia and giddiness act, purifies blood, reduces edema, increasesimmunity, and reduces burning sensation of urine.

Methi - Fenugreek

Fenugreek possesses anti-oxidative effects, which relieve inflammation and helps get rid of inflammatory-related skin issues.

Suranjan (Colchicum luteum)

It contain alkaloid named colchicines which has pain reliving, anti-depressant and healing properties.Other than this it helps in preventing indigestion and relieving constipation. It is also a good blood purifier. It also act diuretic hence flushing the body toxins through urine.

Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus Indicus)

Useful in conditions associated with edema and pain.

Tagar (Valeriana wallichii)

It helps in reducing pains of body, calms and relaxes the bodyenhances sleep, maintain normal body temperature

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

It's a valuable herb for brain and entire nervous system. It helps in depression, enhancing intelligence, cardio and brain tonic, act as Antioxidant.

DIET

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables juice of carrot beetroot, crane berry, which are high in fibers and rich in anti oxidantsetc
  • Take plenty of cucumber along with mint leaves.
  • Drumstick eaten as vegetable, flowers or pods are beneficial.
  • Energy foods like almonds, dried dates, beans, tofu, oatmeal, whole grain bread, walnuts, cucumber, melons
  • Steamed vegetables like tinda, ghiya, parval, cabbage, drumstick, fenugreek, ginger, carrot, pumpkin, zucchini, squash, coriander, asafetida, nutmeg, garlic, raw turmeric, caraway seeds, fennel, cashews,soaked almonds, flaxseed rich in omega 3 fatty acid. Wholegrain,low fat dairy products or fresh sweet curd, tomatoesshould be included in the diet.
  • Coconut milk and coconutwater, cucumber, lemon, orange, saindhavlavan or rock salt, red pepper, clove, black pepper, cumin, spinach etc are also found to be beneficial
  • Wheat: wheat grass juice is very beneficial.

AVOID

Sweets, processed foods, high saturated fats, more salt and sugar, artificial sweeteners,Spicy oily , junk and fried foods, sugar, white flour, refined sugar, cocoa, chocolate, pastries, cakes, yogurt, Tea, coffee, alcohol, canned juice, frozen foods, bitter astringent foods, cauliflower, broccoli, yam, potatoes, colocasia, lady fingeretc.

One should avoid pickles, tamarind, vinegar and other sour items.

HOME REMEDIES

  • Drinking juice of fresh radish daily for 15 days.
  • Powder of Amla 3gms added with honey should be taken along with warm cow’s milk
  • Haldi1tsp added with amlachoorna 1tsp should be taken ½ tsp along with warm milk
  • Nirgundileaves are heated and are made to a poultice and tied over the affected part for chronic widespread pain.
  • Paste of guggul is topically applied over the affected part directly.
  • Nirgundileaves decoction can be made and tub bath can be taken for the affected part to remove the congestion reducing the obstruction of blood and increasing the circulation, reducing edema if anyand also for relieving pain.
  • Medicatedsteam with herbs like nirgundi
  • Preparea poultice from raw potato and shall be applied in affected area helps in relieving pain.
  • Drinking water kept overnight in copper vessel shall be taken empty stomach every morning.
  • 5 tsp of black gram is boiled in a glass of water, when reduced to half, strain taken twice daily.
  • Boil 50 fresh mint leaves in a glass of water boil and reduce it to half, strain and drink it twice daily in the morning and evening.
  • Juice of carrot, cucumber and beetroot taken together in equal quantity is found beneficial.
  • Onion should be baked on coal and after removing the outer layers shall be consumed, is found useful in neuropathy.
  • Mix onion juice along with equal quantity of mustard oil and should be massaged on painful parts.
  • Cleam a big pod of garlic, cut in to two pieces and boil in milk, this preparation shall be taken for 42 days to relive the symptoms. The quantity should be increased gradually.
  • Garlic shall be ground and mixed with sesame oil and applied on the affected parts to relive the symptoms.

OTHER MEASURES

  • Yoga, suryanamaskara, Pranayama and mediation also should be practiced moderately.
  • Yogasanas like trikonasana, ardhachandrasana, Padangusthasana, Padahastasana, Uttanasana, sarvangasana, ustrasana, setubandhasana, vrikshasana shall be practiced up to 5 rounds each.
  • Deep relaxation exercises like yoga nidra, and shavasana shall be practiced for stress mangemtn.
  • Massage with Luke warm sesame oil before bath for 10-15 minutes.
  • Maintain body fitness level.
  • Food should be consumed in proper timings
  • Avoiding incompatible food items
  • Avoiding late night awakening
  • Do not disturb the body’s natural rhythm and body urges.
  • Eating balanced diet which is fibrous and rich in antioxidants.
  • Drinking minimum 2 liters of water daily.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Leucorrhoea Treatment in Ayurveda

In a life of a women beginning from the puberty and remaining up to menopause normally a transparent or whitish fowl less liquid vaginal discharge occurs through vagina.

It's a normal process and part of body's defence mechanism to keep the vagina clean and healthy, but when the secretion is more than normal and it starts creating irritation associated with foul smell is known as Leucorrhoea.

Vaginal cavity is covered by a protective flora consisting of healthy yeast and bacteria which maintains the ph of vaginal flora at normalcy, but due to aggravating causes (as disccussed below ) this ph balance is disturbed and the alteration of bacterial and yeast flora leading to inflammation and discharge per vagina which is white in colour.

This can last for a week or for a month or more and may affect the female reproductive system.

This can be experienced by a female right from the onset of puberty and up to the time the female is sexually active or till menopause.

AYURVEDIC APPROACH

In Ayurveda the Leucorrhoea is correlated with Shweta pradara where a discharge per vagina is seen which is white not associated with pain and burning sensation in colour. Ayurveda does not considers this a disease rather a symptom of many diseases. This occurs due to intake of excessive kapha aggravating food causing vitiation of Kapha which vitiates rasadhatu of reproductive system.

CAUSES OF LEUCORRHOEA

  • Constipation
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Excessive coitus
  • Frequent abortions
  • Improper dietetics during menstruation
  • Not maintain the hygiene
  • May be associated symptom of patients suffering from Diabetes mellitus, Anaemia, Malnourished patients, STD patients
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Oestrogen stimulation
  • Tumour
  • Use of tampons
  • Not changing the sanitary pads frequently as per flow of discharge during menstruation.
  • Spicy and fried foods
  • Bacterial infection

CLINICAL FEATURES

GENERAL

  • Constant discharge which is white and sticky
  • May be or may not be associated with Itching and foul smell
  • Sometimes itching or burning sensation
  • Discharge can be slight to excessive
  • Weakness
  • Constipation
  • Stomach ache
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of weight
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal cramps as felt during menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • In chronic cases discharge will be carry traces of blood and will b pinkish in colour.
  • Pain in calves
  • May be associated with fever
  • Pain in low back or thigh region

SPECIFIC

CAUSE CHARACTERISED BY
Trichomonas Vaginalis infection Thin yellow green frothy discharge with faecal odour
Candida infection Thin white curd like discharge with disagreeable odour.
Bacterial infection Discharge is gray in colour with odour
Chlamydia infection Muco purulent discharge

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR LEUCORRHOEA

Planet Ayurveda offers complete and best quality herbal remedies for leucorrhoea. Leucorrhoea Care Pack a combination of very effective natural herbs to cure the Leucorrohea which is a combination of Pradrantak Churna, Female Health support, Pitta Balance, Gandhak rasayan.

1. PRADRANTAK CHURNA

It is a herbal formulation to get rid of excessive yellowish white discharge. This powder balances aggravated kapha doshas associated with vata and pitta, Stimulates digestive fire, Balances physiological functions of the body, helps excreting toxins out of body. An excellent combination of herbs, pradarantak churna is a wonderful herbal powder from the house of Planet Ayurveda.

DOSAGE : 1 teaspoon twice a day, with water, after meals.

2. FEMALE HEALTH SUPPORT

It is a combination of herbs like Ashoka, Shatavari and Lodhra which regulate and balances the hormonal imbalance and regulates female health. It's good to use daily to improve reproductive system. When used regularly for couple of days, Female health support capsule helps to improve overall female reproductive health and balances hormones.

DOSAGE : 2 cap twice daily with water after meal.

3. GANDHAK RASAYAN

It is a herbal supplement for rejuvenation, Which improves immune system and also helps in purification of blood. Planet Ayurveda offers this supplement in tablet form which is made from purified sulphur. This is well advised in all infectious diseases.

DOSAGE : 2 tablets twice a day after meal.

4. PITTA BALANCE

It is a blend of herbs which contain all soothing medicines in it like Praval pisti, Akik pisti, Jawar mohra pisti, Kamdhudha ras, Mukta pisti and Giloy satav. Intake of Pitta balance helps in balancing the pitta dosha (fire element) and helps in conditions like feeling of burning sensation in feet and hands, hot flushes etc.

DOSAGE : 1 capsule once a day after meal.

HOME REMEDIES FOR LEUCORRHOEA

AMLA OR INDIAN GOOSEBERRY:

Amlaki Powder can also be consumed in a 2tsp qty adding with honey twice a day.

Amal Juice mixed with honey should be taken .

Kernel or fruit of Amlaki or Indian gooseberry should be ground and mixed with honey & taken with water.

RICE PREPARATION:

Tandulodak : Rice wash water. Boil rice in water in the ratio of 1:3 when it is reduced to half it should be taken after adding salt or sugar as per the taste and little ghee.

Cooked rice along with butter milk should be taken as diet.

CORIANDER SEEDS:

Coriander seeds should be boiled in water and cooled and taken in the morning for a month.

FENUGREEK SEEDS

Should be soaked in water and when the seeds swells the water should be thrown, and the seeds shall be allowed to be sprouted. Sprouts have to be consumed at the time of breakfast.

VAGINAL WASH:

Vaginal wash with Banyan tree (Vat Vriksha) banyan tree bark should be boiled and decoction of this shall be used for washing the vaginal tract.

Neem leaves water or bark of People can also be used for making medicated decoction and can be used for wash.

MANGO SEEDS:

Mango seeds shall be dried in shade and grind along with water and to be applied outside the vaginal tract and over the both labia

GUAVA LEAVES:

These shall be plucked 8-10 in number and washed thoroughly and boiled in 3 times of water and when the one fourth quantity remains, it should be filtered and cooled. This can be added with normal water and can be used for washing the genital parts after urination.

WALNUT BARK:

Bark of walnut shall be boiled and made to decoction, and shall be used for vaginal douche, is found to be very effective in this condition.

Juices like Crane berry juice, lemon juice, orange juice are found to be very effective if taken a glass full twice or thrice a day for month.

BEETLENUT:

Betel nut should be chewed after each meal by adding honey or suagr candy (Mishri).

GULKAND:

The crushed rose petals are preserved in sugar is called gulkand and easily available in market can be consumed 1 spoon in the morning and night along with milk is found to cure debility and fatigue associated with symptoms.

TURMERIC POWDER:

This can be added in the milk and can be taken in the night, has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

GARLIC:

Garlic should be used in food preparations.

BANANA:

Ripe banana is also found to be beneficial.

It should be consumed daily either alone or in slices adding honey and milk in the breakfast.

Raw banana made to vegetable added with coconut gratings and coriander leaves (common south Indian and Bengali Dish) can also be taken.

POMEGRANATE:

It can be eaten as a fruit or its juice can expressed freshly added with little black salt can be consumed daily once.

Dry seed of Pomergranate also called Anar dana, can be grind along with mint leaves and little jiggery + Black salt, + Green Chilly can be consumed along with food in the form of Chutney or Jam.

Pomegranate leaves 25-30 in numbers can be boiled in water and its decoction can be used for vaginal wash.

CUMIN SEEDS:

Concoction made out of cumin seeds consumed by adding sugar candy is found to be useful.

ASPARAGUS:

This should steamed and taken along with lunch or dinner or in the form of soup.

SONTH OR DRY GINGER POWDER:

2 tsp. of dry ginger powder can be taken along with luke warm water for 21 days to relieve the is condition.

BASIL (TULSI) LEAVES:

Tulsi leaves 30 in no's grinded to extract the juice, added with 1 spoon of honey taken twice a day daily for 15 days.

Or Extracted tulsi juice can be taken with sugar candy or Mishri.

ALUM (PHITKARI):

It has an antiseptic property.

A Piece of alum can be dissolved in the water used for taking bath. This water help in preventing the infection and curing the disease.

Alum dissolved in hot or luke warm water can be used for vaginal douche.

¼ tsp of alum powder can be consumed along with water to cure excessive white discharge.

NUT MEG OR JAYPHAL:

Jayphal shall be kept in white muslin cloth and should b kept inside vagina, or the same can be boiled in water and used for washing is also found beneficial.

NAGKESAR:

Nagkesar with butter milk followed by diet of only cooked rice cures leucorrhoea.

SOME TIPS

Undergarments should be dried in sun as its rays act as best sterilizing agents and protect from bacteria, also war under garments made of cotton which absorb the moisture and dries fast.

Avoid skin fitting cloths and jeans, tight elastic undergarments which reduces the blood circulation around pelvic area.

Personal hygiene should be maintained.

Avoid Deodorants, sprays, soaps & other irritants during the treatment as these can trigger the condition.

Cold sitz bath and Hip bath are found to be very effective in this disease, where the congestion inthe pelvic region is removed due to the cold effect of water and the blood circulation is increased, hence the healing is fast.

YOGA:

Marjari Asasn or cat pose, Bhujangasan (Cobra Pose), Shalabh asana, pashmittoanasan are Asanas found to b beneficial.

PRANAYAMA:

Anuloma viloma should be practised along with Mediation for relaxation.

AROMATHERAPY:

Essential oils of Rosemary sandalwood and oregano can be used for local fumigation or in the steam bath.

DIETARY GUIDELINES

RECOMMENDED:

Lady's Finger, carrot, beetroot, jiggery, Zucchini, Bottle gourd, Melon , cucumber, citrus fruits , tomato, zinger, coriander, rice starch or Maand, fenugreek seeds and leaves, guava, Yoghurt, buttermilk , cumin seeds are all found to be beneficial.

Intake of Liquids in the form of fruit juices, milk, buttermilk soups etc and Fresh green leafy vegetable, salads should be increased.

AVOID:

Excessive salt , oily, sour, garam masal, pickles, rice, Urad daal, Rajma, sweets, Jackfruit (Kathal), Potato, Jimikand, Ratalu, Gram flour (Besan), Refined flour.

Excessive spicy and fried foods, junk foods like pizza, chowmeine should be avoided.

Avoid tea coffee, alcohol and other stimulants.

Avoid tinned canned food.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for Supranuclear Palsy

Brain is such an important part of our body that controls everything from thinking, feeling or storing memories to control body's actions and reactions. The proper functioning of this most important organ is must. But what if there occurs some problem with the functioning of brain? Well, a problem can be so serious. There are some health problems that occurs due to abnormal functioning of brain. An uncommon and rare brain disorder- Supra nuclear palsy is also here. Although rare, but once occurs can cause serious complications. So the precautions and the treatment is needed to handle this disorder. Yes, in this article we are going to discuss all about this disorder in brief. And of course, we will give you the natural treatment for the same as well.

SO FIRST LET US DISCUSS, WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS IN SUPRA NUCLEAR PALSY?

The disorder is known to affect the part of the brain that lies above the nuclei. The part that lies above the nuclei is known as supra nuclear. This part is somewhat like pea sized structure in the nervous system that controls the functioning of eyes. Palsy stands for the weakness in the eyes and hence the complete name of this disorder- Supra nuclear palsy.

Along with the eye movements, the problem results in problems with walking and balancing. With time, it becomes worse, as it is a progressive disorder. There is no cure for the same. The only thing we can do is to manage the symptoms. The disorder usually affects people of 60 years or more. But it may occur in people with 40 or 50 years of age as well. Men are more commonly affected with this disorder as compared to women.

WHY AYURVEDA FOR SUPRA NUCLEAR PALSY?

Most of us are well aware about the fact that modern medicines are mainly responsible for side effects. No doubt, it is true it manages the health problem but only for some time. Chances are the disorder may reoccur. By suppressing the particular symptom of the health problem, it is at the same time causes some harm to the body too.

Here is another alternative also. And that is Ayurveda. Yes, it is safest and the natural way to handle any disorder with its root. The greatest benefit of natural treatment is- it do not cause any side effects, instead gives side benefits. With the help of natural herbs, Ayurveda handles the disorder by balancing the aggravated doshas or dhatus.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SUPRA NUCLEAR PALSY?

Planet Ayurveda is known for providing Ayurvedic treatment for number of disorders. The house is famous for giving herbal products that are made without addition of any chemicals, additives or preservatives. Hence, these are safe for everyone and that's why all of them are effective in handling any disorder.

Yes, for Supra nuclear palsy as well, the house has some herbal products that will help in handling the symptoms of this brain problem. So let us discuss, how the products will manage the symptoms.

1. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES

Ashwagandha, a powerful herb for mind and body, is used in the preparation of this formulation. Yes, the herb also known as Withania somnifera, is known to be beneficial for several health problems. The herb is known to have compounds which are known as Withanolides and these improves the overall functioning of brain cells and the communication between such cells. The disorder is the result of weakness that interferes with the movements and the balancing of the body. To deal with these symptoms, Ashwagandha is perfect herb. Yes, the herb is commonly used to overcome the weakness and to support the balancing of the body.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1 capsule twice daily.

2. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN

This product is made using the pure and standardized extracts of two effective herbs- Boswellia serrate and Curcuma longa. Being packed with Boswellic acids and Curcuminoids, the combination is another great herbal remedy for the same. Joints and eyes movement are affected due to this brain disorder. And this product supports the affected movements and handles the disorder in better way.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1 capsule twice daily.

3. HAKAM CHURNA

A great herbal powder that is made using the blend of pure herbs such as Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum) and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi). A perfect source of nutrition to overcome weakness in the body. If taken regularly along with the other discussed herbal products, it will deal with the associated symptoms, effectively.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 100 g of powder in it.

Dosage - 1 teaspoonfull, twice daily.

4. SHILAJIT CAPSULES

Well, Shilajit is another effective herbal remedy for supra nuclear palsy. It is not an herb, but it is actually a mineral substance. The word Shilajit is enough to describe the benefits in case of this disorder. Yes, it is a Sanskrit word that stands for destroyer of weakness. Now, we can understand its need while tackling with such brain symptoms. But, the problem is, how we can get the pure Shilajit so that it can work effectively. For this, Planet Ayurveda is here. We made our Shilajit capsules with 100 percent pure Shilajit. Hence, they are much effective.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1 capsule twice daily.

5. GILOY CAPSULES

Planet ayurveda's Giloy capsules are made using the pure and the standardize extract of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). Because of its numerous medicinal benefits, the herb is actually known as amrita in Ayurveda. The product along with all the above mentioned herbal products will take care of all the symptoms. It provides support to the muscles, joints and bones to maintain the balance and nourishes the brain to carry out its functioning. It helps to maintain healthy movements of eyes as well.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1 capsule twice daily.

The medicines of the house are effective only because they are made using the pure ingredients in it. All of them are free from side effects. All of them are 100 percent pure, vegetarian and safe to use. In short, what more we want?

WHERE TO BUY THESE HERBAL REMEDIES?

To Buy Above Mentioned Herbal Remedies, Please Visit - store.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

Not Satisfied, E-mail to Dr. Vikram Chauhan or Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

ABOUT COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one amongst lifestyle diseases sometimes called diseases of civilization characterized by progressing, irreversible airway obstruction or damage of the Lungs.

In Ayurveda this can be compared with Shwasa Roga' characterised by vitiation of Prana Vayu by Kapha obstructing the normal movement of vayu, changing normal direction of flow(upwards towards head) of air hence, air unable to perform its normal functions causing breathing problems.

POORVAROOPA/ PREMONITORY SIGNS

Ayurveda explains about the prior symptoms expressed by our body before occurrence of the disease such as:

  • Congestion and Itching sensation in the throat
  • Pain in the side of chest
  • Pain in heart region
  • Constipation with flatulence

SIGN & SYMPTOMS

Symptoms develop gradually over many years.

BREATHING TROUBLE

Bronchial tubes inflammation tissue swelling that reduces the diameter of bronchial tubes, inflammation of bronchi & bronchioles that leads to daily productive cough.

Night time cough Persistent (chronic) cough & breath lessness.

Sleeplessness

Headache especially in the Morning

Chest pain

Depression

Coughing up mucus/phlegm in later stage it may become thick & purulent

Difficult or laboured breathing deeply during physical activity or while resting

Wheezing

More frequent colds or flu

Weight loss

Bluish discoloration of the lips and nail beds (cyanosis) for chronic cases

Chronic bronchitis associated with chronic cough, increased mucus that is yellow-greenish colour, frequent clearing of the throat, wheezing, fatigue and shortness of breath

Emphysema associated with Shortness of breath (dyspnoea), fatigue

COMPLICATIONS

COPD is the 6th cause of death in the world and affects 4-6% of people over 45yrs of age.

Lung cancer, lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain (stroke), respiratory failure, lung infections, Depression, Hypertension and heart attack are some other complications associated with COPD.

CAUSES

SMOKE

  • Chronic smoking habit
  • Exposure to passive or environmental tobacco smoke
  • Exposure to pollution such as chlorine or pesticides, dust from grain, cotton, wood, or working around toxic fumes Breathing indoor pollutants, such as fumes from heating fuel, as well as outdoor pollutants, such as car exhaust

NUTRITION

Poor nutrition , Poor digestion, Reduce immunity.

DIAGNOSIS

  • Pulmonary function tests (PFTs)  comprising Spirometery and Lung volume test
  • Spirometery is the most common way to measure level of airflow obstruction.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

Ayurveda plays two roles in the management of this disease

1. Swasthasya swasthya rakshanam i.e maintain the health of healthy individual by adopting following Preventive Measures.

  • Keep your home clean: Removing excess dust, mould and mildew from bathrooms and sinks.
  • Use cooking vent: to draw cooking fumes out of home
  • Avoid air pollution
  • Avoid large crowds when the flu season is at peak
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid cold air
  • Morning walk - walking is beneficial if practised regularly
  • Not suppress the natural urges relating to urine, faeces, semen, flatus, vomiting, sneezing, eructation, yawning, hunger, thirst, tears, sleep and breathing caused by over exertion Along with this the urge for coughing should not be suppressed as its the natural way of cleansing lungs from phlegm and unwanted materials.
  • Quantity of food should be as per digestion capacity: One needs to eat a nutritious food, with moderate calorie intake. After having food, it is suggested to go for a little walk. This helps proper digestion of food. Night Dinner should be completed between 7-8pm.

2. Aturasya vikar prashamanamcha i.e. cure of disease of a patients.

  • Ayurvedic treatment helps to reduce and reverse the damage of lungs and stop from further degeneration.
  • Avoiding Triggers Avoid things that cause wheezing, such as heavy exercise smoky places or smoke, if cats or other things cause you wheezing,
  • Proper maintenance of personal hygiene
  • Smoking should be given up completely

DIET

During an Attack it is best to take only fruits (Citrus fruits like orange, Mausami, lemon honey water) and vegetable juices (carrot, bottelgourd etc)or soups ( tomato, bottle gourd, snake gourd, added with zinger and cilantro etc) Onion, raddish juice added with honey or without honey, garlic, black pepper beetroot, drumstick, fenugreek leaves also facilitate in removing the phlegm.

Barley water or vegetable broth can also be taken.

Eat plenty of vegetables, raw steamed or lightly boiled foods. Citrus fruits helps in relieving congestion by loosening the phlegm. Take a high-potency multivitamin/mineral formula that provides high levels of protective antioxidants — vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene, and selenium.

Avoid: Cold drinks, cool stale food, pickles, curd, cold food, refrigerated food, sweet food, meat & fish, crabs, shellfish, prawn, mackrels, alcohol heavy oily foods, sour fermented food articles.

VENTILATION

Avoid unventilated or overheated rooms. Ensure adequate ventilation especially while sleeping, avoid walking bare foot on cold surface or sitting on cold floors.

Keep the chest and throat covered and warm, Removal of Phlegm can be promoted by hot fomentation on back and chest followed by cold.

Avoid cold bath, hot steamy bath should be taken.

MEDITATION

Often coughing becomes a characteristic habit done unconsciously for the People suffering from COPD from many days hence in such people Meditation helps in providing deep relaxation, gradually develops awareness and also helps in reliving chronic cough and respiratory weakness.

YOGASANAS

Deep breathing exercises should be practised at intervals throughout the day. This helps in stress management.

ASANAS:

Pawanmuktasana, Makarasana, Surya Namaskara, Vajrasana, Shashank Asna, Shashank Bhujangasana,, Ushtrasana, Marjariasnan, Supta Vjraasna,Padahastasana, Dhanurasan, Kandharasana, chakrasana, Pashimottanasana, ardha matsyendrasana, , baddha padamasana, sarvangasana , halasana, Matsyasana, Simhasana.

For strengthening the chest: Trikonasana, Hasta uttanasana, dwi konasana.

Pranayama: All pranayama especially Ujjai, Kapalbhati, Bhastrika & nadi shodhan helps in enhancing lung capacity & resistance.

All theses be practised in Yoga & Prana mudra.

HOT FOOT BATH

Soaking feet in hot water for 20 minutes are beneficial for removing chest condition.

Steam inhalations by adding eucalyptus or mint or lemon leaves are helpful in releaving congestion.

If Breath Gasping situation arises than arms and feet should be rubbed hard in the direction of the heart.

AROMATHERAPY

Smelling crushed Eucalyptus, & lemon grass leaves, help in reliving congestion.

HERBAL MEDICINES AVAILABLE AT PLANET AYURVEDA USEFUL FOR COPD

  1. Vasaka Capsules – 2 Bottles (2 cap twice daily with water after meal)
  2. Pranrakshak Churna – 1 Pack (1 tsp twice daily with water after meal)
  3. Curcumin Capsules – 2 Bottles (2 cap twice daily with water after meal)
  4. Tulsi Capsules – 1 Bottle (1 cap twice daily with water after meal)
  5. Giloy Capsules– 1 Bottle (1 cap twice daily with water after meal)

WHERE TO BUY THESE HERBAL REMEDIES?

To Buy Above Mentioned Herbal Remedies, Please Visit - store.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

Not Satisfied, E-mail to Dr. Vikram Chauhan or Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

Herbal Remedies for MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Infection

Every day when we pick up the news papers, magazines or watch news on television, we come to know about more new diseases. Sometimes we haven't heard the name of those diseases earlier. There are various factors like life styles, improper eating habits and poor hygiene which are responsible for the various health complications. Moreover people, who go for the allopathic treatment, suffer from the various side effects. Numerous populations all over the world are moving towards the herbal medicine to resolve the health complications. MRSA have you heard this name before? Here we are discussing the various effects of this disease in detail……

MRSA (METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS) INFECTION

MRSA infection is due to a bacterium named as Staphylococus aureus. These bacteria are the part of normal microflora and present all over the skin. These bacteria are usually harmless unless they enter into body through a cut or wound and sometimes these bacteria cause the minor skin issues in the healthy individuals. According to the Centers for Disease control and prevention, it has been found that less than 2% population carries the MRSA infections. It has been noticed that cases of MRSA bloodstreams infections in the hospitalized patients has been decreased form last many years because hospitals started using the prevention measures to control these infections.

HOW DOES MRSA INFECTION OCCURS

MRSA infection is due to access use of antibiotics. Sometimes bacteria develop the resistance to the antibiotic which is given for various infections like cold, flu or viral infection. Another cause associated with MRSA infection are surgeries, artificial joints or intravenous tubing and people who have visited the hospital like dialysis centers and nursing homes . These types of infections are known as health care associated MRSA infections.

Another type of infection occur among the healthy people is called as the community associated (CA – MRSA). In CA – MRSA infections problems begins as a painful skin boil because infection spread through skin to skin contact. School wrestlers, child care workers and people who live in the crowded situations are at high risk to develop the MRSA infections.

WHAT CAN BE THE SYMPTOMS OF MRSA INFECTIONS?

MRSA cause the skin infections which results in the wound infections. Symptoms include like Redness, swelling, tenderness, pain and abscess formation. Besides this some people also experience the high fever.

COMPLICATIONS DUE TO MRSA INFECTIONS

In MRSA infection Staphylococcus aureus are resistant to treatment. In severe cases skin infections can result in the necrosis and various other health complications like…..

  • Nervous system infections.
  • Cellulitis may also occur.
  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Infection can occur in the membrane which lines the heart.
  • Kidney failure.
  • Throat infections (Pharyngitis).
  • Respiratory infections may also occur.
  • Septicemia.
  • Infection can occur in multiple organs (Toxic shock syndrome).

WHO ARE MORE PRONE TO MRSA INFECTIONS?

  • Cut or burn in the skin can be direct passage for the entry of staphylococcus aureus inside the body.
  • Intravenous drip.
  • Worst skin conditions like psoriasis and skin ulcers.
  • Recent surgery
  • Intensive care unit (ICU) and surgical wards are at high risk of developing the MRSA infections.
  • Taking the antibiotics that are ineffective against the MRSA infections.
  • MRSA infections can also due to by inhaling the droplets or by touching the things like sink, utensils, bed and bench of person which has already MRSA infection.
  • Improper hygiene – People are more likely to develop the MRSA infections that don’t wash hands properly.

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK

In Ayurveda there are various herbs which have antimicrobial activities and quite effective for the treatment of bacterial and viral infections. Ayurevda has the deep knowledge about the infection, even when the western medicines have only assumed it. In Ayurveda even there are sanskrit names for microorganisms. Surgery is an important part of Ayurveda so Ayurvedic surgeon has the idea about the hazards of infections and how to fight against them. There are various herbs which help to enhance the immunity and get rid from bacterial infections.

Moreover in Ayurveda it is believed that sun rays at sunrise and sunset have the germicidal properties. Infections in Ayurveda are known as rakta dushti (aggravation in blood) or pitta dushti (aggravated pitta). It is believed that infection is due to unbalancing of pitta dosha which results in the blood toxification. Infection usually starts with mild fever.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR MRSA INFECTION BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is the herbal manufacturing company has been started around 15 years ago. This company emphasis is to boost up good health along with the treatment of disease. This offers the various products like herbal capsules, herbal tablet, herbal powders and herbal beauty products. This company works for the mankind and all the products provided are 100% pure without any side effects.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Gandhak Rasayan:-

Gandhak rasayan is the wonderful formulation of Planet Ayurevda for the MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection. Herbal product is available in the form of capsules and prepared from purified sulphur which is known as “Gandhak” in Sanskrit.

Benefits - Gandhak rasayan helps to boost up the immunity. It is the beneficial remedy for skin infection associated with MRSA. This Herbal remedy for MRSA infection gives the pleasant results in the patients.

Dosage - 2 tablets two times in a day.

2. Pita Balance Capsules:-

Pita balance helps to balance the pita dosha which is the main cause of blood toxification and bacterial infections. This herbal remedy for MRSA infection gives the satisfactory results in the patients. This herbal product is the wonderful blend of various natural ingredients which are discussed in detail below-

  • Praval pishti (coral) – This Ayurvedic compound helps to balance the pita dosha, improves the immunity thus quite effective in the treatment of MRSA infections.
  • Akik pishti (Agate) – Akik pishti is a gem stone found in seas. It provides the relief in the problems associated with pita dosha.
  • Jawar Mohra pishti – This compound also helps to balance the pita dosha thus provides the relief in MRSA infections.
  • Kamdudha ras – This herb is also quite effective in the treatment of MRSA infections.
  • Mukta pishti (Pearl)- Mukta also helps to balance the pita dosha and improves the immnunity.
  • Giloy – This herb helps to strength the immune system and thus quite effective for the treatment of MRSA infections.

Dosage – 1 capsule two times in a day.

3. Kaishore Guggul:-

Kaishore guggul is an amazing blend of 11 natural ingredients like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Guggul (Commniphora mukul), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Long pepper (Piper longum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Red Physic nut (Baliospermum montanum) and Indian jalap (Ipomoea turpethum).

Benefits – Kaishore guggul helps to boost up the immnunity which helps to fight against the bacterial infections thus effective in the treatment of MRSA infections.

Dosage - 2 tablets two times in a day.

4. Radiant Skin, Hair, Nails Formula:-

Radiant Skin, Hair, Nail Formuala consists the four natural ingredients like Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Pitta papda (Fumaria officinalis), Chirata (Swetia chiretta) and Ghrit kumara (Aloe barbadensis).

Benefits – This herbal product helps to provide relief in skin infections associated with the MRSA infections.

Dosage – 1 capsule, two times in a day.

PREVENTION MEASURES FOR MRSA INFECTIONS

Hospitals are at higher risk of developing the MRSA infections. So it is mandatory to follow the guidelines of CDS (centers for disease control). Visitors and health care staff should wear mask, gloves and gown while visiting the hospitalized patients.

ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON SKIN PROBLEMS

Insect bites, cuts and pimples especially in the case of children can be the cause of MRSA infections. If the wounds get infected and accompanied by fever, must visit your doctor.

WHERE TO BUY THESE HERBAL REMEDIES?

To Buy Above Mentioned Herbal Remedies, Please Visit - store.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

Not Satisfied, E-mail to Dr. Vikram Chauhan or Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

Friday, May 13, 2016

Herbal Treatment for Guillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS)

The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of body. It is essentially body's electrical wiring. Structurally nervous system has two parts- Central Nervous System (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System (PNS).

GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME (GBS)

It is a rare auto immune disorder of peripheral nervous system in which body's immune system attacks nerves which results in muscle weakness, loss of reflexes and numbness and tingling in arms, legs, face and other parts of body.

This rare condition can cause paralysis and lead to death. But most people get better and having few lasting problems.

GBS has number of subtypes such as Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP) which is most common in Europe and North America, Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy (AMAN), Acute Motor and Sensory Axonal Neuropathy (AMSAN), Pharyngeal-cervical-brachial variant, generally normal sometimes axonal neuropathy in arms, Miller Fischer syndrome.

SARVANGATA VATA VAYADHI IN AYURVEDIC VIEW

This condition can be correlated with Sarvangata vata vayadhi (vata disorder affecting all parts of body), which is apatarpana in nature (diseases with deprived nourishment of body tissue) preceded by jvara (fever before onset of GBS).

CAUSES OF GBS

The exact cause of GBS is not known. This disorder is usually appears days or weeks after a respiratory or digestive tract infection.

In GBS, the immune system attacks the covering i.e. myelin sheath of certain nerves. This causes nerve damage.

INFECTIONS THAT MAY TRIGGER GBS

It usually begins with viral or bacterial infection that affects nerves. Often it is after an infection of lungs or stomach and intestines.

INFECTIONS INCLUDE

  • Campylobacter jejuni which can cause a type of food poisoning.
  • Mycoplasma which can cause pneumonia.
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) which can cause fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, fatigue.
  • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) which can cause mononucleosis.
  • Varicella-zoster virus which can cause chickenpox and shingles.

SYMPTOMS

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GBS INCLUDE

  • Numbness or tingling in hands and feet and sometimes around mouth and lips.
  • Muscle weakness in arms and legs.
  • Trouble speaking, chewing and swallowing
  • Not being able to move eyes
  • Back pain
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Difficulty with bladder control or bowel function

COMPLICATIONS

GMV affect all age groups but it has slightly greater risk in males.

IT MAY BE TRIGGERED BY

  • Some commonly infections like campylobacter
  • Influenza virus
  • HIV virus
  • Mycoplasm pneumonia
  • Surgery
  • Epstein virus
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma

TESTS AND DIGNOSIS

It is difficult to find in its early stages. Its signs and symptoms are similar to those of other neurological disorders and may vary from person to person.

Diagnosis is start with complete medical history and physical examination. Doctors may suggest some tests are:

  • Spinal tap / Cerebrospinal fluid analysis (CSF analysis) / lumbar puncture – A small amount of fluid is withdrawn from spinal canal. Protein level is elevated in CSF fluid in case of GBS that distinguish it from other conditions.
  • Electromyography- Thin electrodes are inserted into muscles that measures nerve activity in muscles.
  • Nerve conduction studies- Electrodes are taped to the skin above nerves. A shock is passed through nerves to check the speed of signals.
  • MRI of spinal cord
  • Blood tests for potassium level, sodium level.

HERBAL TREATMENT FOR GBS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

1. Ashwagandha Capsules:-

It is 100% natural capsules obtained from withania somnifera.

Withania somnifera- It is commonly known as Ashwagandha. It is asmall shrub which belongs to family Solanaceae. This plant is native to India, parts of Africa and Mediterranean.

USES- Ashwagandha is known for its health benefits.

  • It helps to promote overall well being of body.
  • It enhances the immunity of body which is main reason of GBS.
  • It is good anti oxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It nourishes the brain to quick functioning.
  • It possesses natural rejuvenating properties to the body. It is also used in fatigue, stress and weakness.

DOSE- 2 capsules twice a day

2. Brahmi Capsules:-

It is obtained from natural herb Brahmi (Bacopa monnoieri).

Bacopa monnoieri- It is commonly known as Brahmi belongs to family Plantaginceae. It is perennial creeping herb which is native to wetlands of Southern India, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America.

USES-

  • It decrease stress and helps to increase mental capacity.
  • It has also anti-oxidant properties. It also improves metabolism.
  • It has positive effect on nervous system that promotes the coordination between nervous system components that increase brain functioning. Therefore it is used as brain tonic.

DOSE- 1-2 capsules daily with water after meal.

3. Hakam Churna:-

It is pure natural powder obtained from mixture of Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigellia sativa), Methi (Trigonellafoenum graceum), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi).

USES-

  • It balances all three body energies namely vata, pitta and kapha.
  • It helps maintain overall health and support digestive system.

DOSE- 1 teaspoon twice a day with water.

4. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules:-

It is one of the most useful combination of anti inflammatory herbs i.e Shallki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa).

Boswellia- It is a plant belongs to family Burseraceae which is native to India that has anti- inflammatory properties. Its extract is mixture of shallaki tree and boswellic acid.

Curcumin- It is chemical constituent of Curcuma longa. It is commonly known as turmeric belongs to family Zingiberaceae. It has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory properties.

USES-

  • It is helpful in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders like GBS.
  • It is also helpful in treatment of inflammatory disease like arthritis.
  • It is also useful in bacterial and viral infections which are one of the reasons of GBS.

It can be used for longer time without any side effect.

DOSE- 2 capsules twice in a day with water.

5. Jeevantayadhi Ghrit:-

It is herbal product which is helpful in the treatment of GBS.

DOSE- ½ spoon with milk.

TIPS-

To manage the stress of recovery from GBS consider these suggestions-

  • Maintain a strong support system from friends and family.
  • Contact a support group.
  • Discuss concern with counselor.

WHERE TO BUY THESE HERBAL REMEDIES?

To Buy Above Mentioned Herbal Remedies, Please Visit - store.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

Not Satisfied, E-mail to Dr. Vikram Chauhan or Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Herbal Remedies for Hypothyroidism

If you have a feeling of fatigue or lethargy for no reasons and many more symptoms like skin dryness, puffy face, constipation, muscle weakness like tenderness or stiffness in muscles, inflammation in joints, elevated levels of blood cholesterol, wheeziness, irregular menstrual cycle, thinning of hairs, depression and memory impairment and weight gain. Where as in the case of children and adults symptoms associated with hyptothyroidism are improper growth, mental illness and delaying in puberty and delaying in the development of permanent teeth. So if you have these symptoms do visit your doctor because you can be the sufferer of hypothyroidism.

In a survey it has been found that female are more prone to hypothyroidism as compare to men. Thyroid glands – triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) helps to maintain the body's usage for fats and carbohydrates, control the body temperature, affects the heart beat and productions of proteins. Hypothyroidism develops when thyroid glands enables to produce the enough hormones.

HOW THIS HYPOTHYROIDISM DEVELOP?

  • AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE – Autoimmune disorders develop when your immune system produce the antibodies that start attacking own tissues. So these antibodies also affect the thyroid’s functioning to produce hormones.
  • HYPERTHYROIDISM TREATMENT – Radioactive iodine or anti thyroid medications are used for the treatment of   hyperthyroidism to reduce the thyroid hormones and normal functioning of thyroid gland. Due to this in some cases hypothyroidism is developed.
  • IODINE DEFECIENCY – Iodine is the trace mineral, found in the plant which are grown in iodine rich soil and also found in seafood or seaweed. Iodine is mandatory for the thyroid hormone production. But in some countries where iodine is added to table salt may increase the autoimmune thyroid diseases.
  • THYROID SURGERY – Removal of portion of thyroid gland can terminate the hormone production. In this case, you are needed to take the thyroid hormone throughout life.
  • RADIATION THERAPY – Radiation therapy is done in the treatment of head and neck cancer which also leads to hypothyroidism.
  • MEDICATIONS – There are some medicines which also lead to hypothyroidism like lithium which is used to treat the psychiatric disorders.
  • CONGENITAL DISEASE – Some babies are born with the impaired thyroid glands. So, it is mandatory that newborn’s thyroid screening should be done.
  • PITUITARY DISORDERS – In few cases hypothyroidism may be develop due to the failure of pituitary glands which are responsible for the production of  thyroid stimulating hormones.
  • PREGNANCY – Hypothyroidism may be developed during pregnancy, because antibodies are produced to their own thyroid gland. Untreated hypothyroidism may lead to miscarriage and premature delivery. There is condition known as preeclampsia occurs which is related to increase blood pressure during the last three months of pregnancy.

RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM

Don't take this disease lightly because it may lead to numerous health problems like goiter, heart complications, mental health issues, infertility, stress and birth effects.

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK

In Ayurveda there is no proper description of hypothyroidism. But a disease galgannda is described in Ayurveda which is associated with the neck swelling according to atharva veda. But hypothyroidism is a not a localized disease but it includes the various parts of body.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM BY PLANET AYURVEDA

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1. GOTUKOLA CAPSULES

Planet Ayurveda offers an herbal product named as the gotukola capsules for the treatment of hypothyroidism. These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of herbs Gotu kola (Centella asiatica). These capsules are 100% pure and free from any side effects. This herb has great medicinal importance because it provides the relief in the symptoms associated with the hypothyroidism like fatigue, lethargy and mental stress. Gotu kola is quite effective to improve the thyroid functions in order to release the thyroid stimulating hormones.

DOSAGE – 2 capsules, two times in a day after meals with plain water.

2. CHANDERPRABHA VATI

Chanderprabhavati is the amazing blend of 23 natural ingredients like Shilajit (Ashphatum), guggul (comniphera mukul), Sharkara (sugar), Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Vacha (Acorus calamus), mustak (Cyprus rotundus), Hridra (Curcuma longa), Amalaki (amla) (Emblica officinalis), Chavya (Piper chaba), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate), Yavkshaar (potassium carbonate), Saindhav lavan (Rock salt), Suvarchal lavan (sodium sulphate), Vida lavan (Black salt), Dantu (Baliospermum montanum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala) and Ela (Elettaria cardamomum).

This herbal product is quite effective to provide the relief in the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism like fatigue, skin dryness, inflammation in joints, and tenderness or stiffness in muscles.

DOSAGE – 2 tablets, two times in a day after meals with plain water.

3. GUGGULIPID CAPUSLES

Herbal remedy for hypothyroidism by Planet Ayurveda offers the guggulipid capsules which are 100% pure. These capsules are the combination of various natural ingredients like Guggul resin (Comniphera mukul), (Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), and Sonth (Zingiber officinale) and Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri).

Guggul capsules are quite effective for the treatment of hypothyroidism. They help in production of thyroid hormones.

DOSAGE – 2 capsules, two times in a day after meals with plain water.

4. HAKAM CHURNA

Hakam churna cosists various ingredients like Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa) Methi (Trigonells foenum graecum) and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi).

Herbal remedy for hypothyroidism is quite effective and shows the satisfactory results in the sufferer. This herbal product is totally safe for use without any side effects. It helps to proved relief in the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism like weakness, skin dryness, memory impairment, inflammation in joints and weak muscles. It maintains the function of triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) glands. Thus it favors the production of thyroid hormones.

DOSAGE – 1teaspoonful, two times in a day.

GUILDLINES

If you have hypothyroidism then you need blood tests after specific period of time or as directed by your doctor. With the help of blood tests you may come to know the elevated or decreaed levels of thyroid hormones.

"We become what we eat. So take a healthy diet if you want to save yourself from health complications."

FOODS TO BE TAKEN……

  • Take antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables because they provide the benefit to thyroid glands.
  •  Include probiotic rich food in your diet like kefir which is a fermented dairy product which is a good supplement in the problem of hypothyroidism.
  • Drink clean water which helps to provide the relief in the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism like skin dryness, fatigue and constipation.

ADIVISED TO TAKE SMALL MEALS FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM

It has been proven that small meals are healthy for the persons who are suffering from hypothyroidism as compare to eating large meals every day. Taking 5-6 small frequent meals helps in the weight loss and gets rid from the symptoms of this disease.

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