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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis or IC is also known as the Painful Bladder Syndrome. It is very tough to diagnose such tricky situation. Though, there's no cure to it, however, the treatment can make life easy. It has different signs and symptoms. So, many a time, scientists confuse it with some other disease. Here, we shall discuss about this disorder in details.

DEFINITION OF INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS

Interstitial Cystitis or IC is a painful bladder complication. It is chronic in nature. The urinary bladder of the human body retains the urine after it is filtered through the kidneys. This situation in Interstitial Cystitis often causes pressure beneath the belly button. It is also very painful in nature. It leads to sudden and urgent tripping of urine as well. There may be a situation, where you need to urinate as many as 60 times a day if the situation worsens to a huge extent. This disease may affect your sleeping patterns, ability to work, exercise and fitness regime and social life to a huge extent.

WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS CAUSES OF INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS ?

Though the exact cause of Interstitial Cystitis is yet to be known, there are lot of ideas about the causes of this painful disorder. These are given below:

  • Some complications with the tissues of the bladder
  • Swelling in the body leading to release of chemicals
  •  Disturbance in Nervous system
  • Disturbed immune system
  • Some chemicals in urine damaging the bladder

SOME IMPORTANT SYMPTOMS OF INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS

The symptoms differ from individuals to individuals. These symptoms even vary every week. They may linger for years as well. And, even may pass without treatment for years after years.

Some common symptoms are as follows:

  • Too much pressure in the urinary bladder
  • Pain in the lower portion of the bladder
  • Pain in the lower back region, pelvic region, urethra and lower tummy
  • Pain in vagina or vulva in women
  • Pain in testicles, scrotum, penis in men
  • The urge to urinate often
  • Pain while having sex
  • Pain after sex or during orgasm in men

The pain in the bladder can be so severe that it may range from being a dull one to a piercing one. One may feel severe pain during urination. One may feel a burning sensation while urinating.

SYMPTOMS THAT MAY COMPLICATE THE SITUATION FURTHER

Some situations, which may really worsen the situation furthermore are the following:

  • Menstrual period
  • Certain foods
  • Some drinks
  • Too much stress

The risk of getting affected with this disorder increases with age. Generally people above the age 40 tends to be affected with interstitial cystitis.

AYURVEDIC CONCEPT OF INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS

Ayurveda, the ancient science that deals with healing indicates that interstitial cystitis or IC is a disorder, which is due to imbalanced Pitta and vata. In Ayurveda Interstitial Cystitis can be considered as Bastishoth. Ayurveda considers when too much vata accumulates in the body it leads to irritation of bladder. e.g when Praanvata is disturbed due to excessive stress then apaanvata is also disturbed and there is an urge to urinate frequently. Many times Onemay feel burning sensation while urinating due to involvement of pitta also.

HOME REMEDIES FOR INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS

  • To treat this disorder, there are certain home remedies. But, often this disorder vanishes by itself. But, if you need treatment to get relief from the signs, symptoms and pain, you need to follow these home remedies.
  • Try to retrain the bladder to hold the urine for more period of time. Try to make use of your will power to do it. Say, if you can hold the urine for 30 minutes, try stretching the time limit to 45 minutes or so.
  • Alleviate stress completely. Stress is a dangerous issue and can trigger this disorder dangerously. Do a bit of yoga and, meditation to combat stress. Try certain relaxation techniques or talk to some friends and fight away stress completely.
  • Carry out some low-impact physical activities like stretching or walking.
  • Wear loose fitting clothes. Because tight clothes often put pressure on the bladder. And, this leads to triggering the issue more.
  • Quit smoking. It's dangerous.
  • Try to avoid the common triggers of this disorder. These are the citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, vegetables like tomato, chocolate, carbonated drinks, caffeinated beverages like sodas, coffee, artificial sweeteners, spicy food and alcohol. Also, visiting a professional is important to figure out the dietary recommendation for your disorder. According to the severity of the disorder, you'll be recommended proper diet.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS

Planet Ayurveda has provided the combo herbal pack for the disorder. This pack includes the following medicines

1. CHANDERPRABHA VATI

It is having 23 natural ingredients. These include Vacha, Mustak, Amalaki and many more. It pacifies vata effectively.

DOSE: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water.

2. CHANDANADI VATI

This herbal medicine contains some of the natural materials like Shweta chandana, Maricha, Amalaki and some more. It pacifies Pitta effectively.

DOSE: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water.

3. PUNARNAVA MANDUR

It helps to maintain the balance of Pitta and Vata which are the major causes of this disorder.

DOSE: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water.

4. VARUNADI VATI

It contains herbs like Varun, Gokshur, Punarnava and Shuddha Guggulu.

DOSE: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water.

5. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN

DOSE: 1 capsule twice daily with lukewarm water.

These 5 herbal formulations make up the herbal pack for Interstitial Cystitis.

It is highly advised to follow the home remedies and bring about certain modification in the lifestyle and visit a medical practitioner to fight away the complication completely.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for Elephantiasis

One cannot even imagine the horrible condition of people who are suffering from elephantiasis. Now question comes what is elephantiasis? How does it affect people? It is a mosquito borne parasitic disease which infects the people by a parasitic worm (Wuchereria bancrofti). This worm when released into human body it causes the blockage of lymphatic system which results in the swelling of legs and various other body parts. In a recent study it has been found that approximately 120 million people are affected by this disease and around 40 million people have severe condition. So don't take this lightly, because it has the severe health complications and can be life threatening.

With the use of herbs, the problem of ELEPHANTIASIS can be managed because herbs have healing properties and show the positive effects on body. However herbs take time to show effects on body but their results are long lasting without any side effects. These herbs Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Haridra(Curcuma longa) and Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) are very beneficial to manage the elephantiasis in a natural way.

WHAT IS ELEPHANTIASIS?

Elephantiasis (filariasis) is a parasitic disease which is caused by mosquito bite that carries parasitic worm (Wuchereria bancrofti). Infected mosquito bites a person, inject the worm larvae, microfilariae into blood stream. There microfilariae spread throughout blood stream where they may survive for many years and symptoms may not appear for many years even after infection. These worms restrict the circulation and block lymphatic system. Due to this blockage there is the swelling in legs, arms and genitals which makes the body parts appearance like an elephant.

SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH ELIPHANTIASIS?

  • In elephantiasis mostly swelling occur in legs, arms, genitals and chest.
  • Hardening and thickening of skin.

SYMPTOMS THAT LISTED BELOW MAY LEAD TO SEVERE CONDITION

  • Excess sweating.
  • Headache.
  • High fever.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Muscles pain.

COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ELEPHANTIASIS

If the elephantiasis left untreated it may lead to various health complications which are listed below -

  • Kidney damage.
  • Swelling of limbs.
  • Swelling of genital parts.
  • Sexual disability.

HOW TO DIAGNOSE ELEPHANTIASIS?

Diagnosis of elephantiasis is done by the presence of mircofilariae in blood. Because these microfilariae circulate in blood as they have the nocturnal activity. Pateints which have active filarial worms during infection, they have elevated levels of immunoglobulin IgG4 in the blood.

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK

In ayurveda, Elephantiasis (Filariasis) is known as shlipada ("Shli means elephant and pada means foot). It is the disease in which foot looks like foot of elephant. It is a mosquito borne parasitic disease which infects the people by a parasitic worm, (Wuchereria bancrofti). This worm when released into human body it causes the blockage of lymphatic system (lasika). Elephantiasis mainly effects legs but also affects the arms, breast and genitals. In this skin of affected parts becomes like elephant.

There are three energies - vata, pitta and kapha in the body which are responsible to maintain a good health. Vitiation of any three energies results in health complications. Aggravation of three doshas, primarly kapha dosha occurs in elephantiasis which results in blockage of lasika (lymphatic system). Due to the blockage, swelling of legs and various other body parts occur which is characterized by fever, muscle ache and excess sweating etc.

From the ayurvedic perspective, with the use of herbs, the problem of elephantiasis can be managed because herbs have healing properties and encourage body to fight against foreign agents. However herbs take time to show effects on body but their results are long lasting without any side effects. These are herbs Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Haridra(Curcuma longa) and Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) which are very beneficial to manage the elephantiasis in a natural way.

HERBAL FORMULATIONS FOR ELEPHANTIASIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA -

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing company which has been established on this belief that herbs have the miraculous properties to manage the diseases along with good health benefits. This company is offering their service all over the world and getting the positive feedback for numerous diseases.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. GILOY CAPSULES

Giloy capsules are wonderful and effective herbal formulation for elephantiasis by planet Ayurveda. This herbal formulation is prepared from the pure extracts of herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia).

Benefits - Tinospora cordifolia is the scientific name of giloy and known as amrita in Ayurveda. This herb has great medicinal importance and very effective to manage elephantiasis. Giloy is a climbing herb and found almost all the part of country. This herb is packed with anti inflammatory and antipyretic properties thus helps to provide relief in elephantiasis. It also helps to strength body's immune system thus increase body's ability to fight against various infections.

Dosage - One capsule two times in a day with plain water after meals.

2. GANDHAK RASAYAN

It is prepared from the purified sulphur (gandhak in Sanskrit). It helps to manage the symptoms associated with elephantiasis like swelling of legs, thickening of skin, headache and fever.

Dosage - 2 tablets two times in a day after meals with plain water.

3. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES

Punarnava capsules are an amazing herbal formulation for elephantiasis by planet Ayurveda. This herbal formulation is prepared from the pure extracts of herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa).

Benefits - Punarnava is very useful in the case of elephantiasis. It helps to provide the relief in the symptoms associated with elephantiasis like fever, joint and muscle pains and nausea etc.

Dosage - One capsule two times in a day with plain water after meals.

4. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN CAPSULES

These capsules are one of the most effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs i.e. shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). Boswellia curcumin capsules are wonderful and effective herbal formulation for elephantiasis by planet Ayurveda.

Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) - It is a natural inflammation fighting gum resin extract derived from Boswellia serrata tree. It has anti-inflammatory properties.

Haridra (Curcuma longa) - Haridra has the great medicinal importance in Ayurveda and helps to provide the relief in swelling, pain associated with elephantiasis. Curcumin is the chemical constituent of Curcuma longa which has anti-inflammatory properties.

Dose - 2 capsules twice in a day with lukewarm water.

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.

SUGGESTIONS

  • Avoid the visit to Elephantiasis affected areas.
  • Sleep under a mosquito net to prevent mosquito bite.
  • Cover your body by wearing long sleeves, trousers and shoes.
  • Close windows while sleeping at night.
  • Avoid fatty foods.
  • Wrap the infected limb to avoid further swelling.
  • Maintain the hygiene of infected limbs to avoid any further bacterial and fungal infection.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment For Pyorrhea

Pyorrhea

PYORRHEA

The supporting structure of tooth consists of periodontal ligaments, gums and bones. Inflammation and infection of these tooth supporting structures leads to a dental disease called Pyorrhea. Further it can lead toothache, pus formation followed by shrinkage of the gum. Untreated Pyorrhea can results in bone loss which can cause loosening/mobile teeth and the eventual loss of teeth.



AYURVEDIC VIEW OF PYORRHEA

In Ayurvedic name for Pyorrhea is 'Putidanta or Dantaveshta'. From Ayurvedic perspectives, pyorrhea reflects vitiation of rasa and rakta dhatus.

CAUSES FOR PYORRHEA

Primary cause for pyorrhea is usually a result of increased accumulation of bacteria leading to dental plaque formation causing gingivitis, a periodontal disease that infects the gum through plaque, causing pocket formation between the teeth that trap plaque and food particles accumulated, bacteria in plaque produce many toxins, which irritate the gums, causing them to become inflamed, tender and prone to bleeding easily. Bacterial activity is however, facilitated by the lowered vitality of the system.

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PYORRHEA

  • Poor oral hygiene.
  • The sticking of food particles in between the teeth.
  • Deficiency of Vitamin C.
  • Chemical and physical irritants.
  • Improper use of toothpicks can lead to injury or damage to the gums and the structures supporting.
  • Use of contraceptive pills.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol.
  • Use of certain drugs.
  • Allergies
  • Emotional Stress and excessive tension.
  • Pregnancy
  • Wrong eating habits like the frequent intake of white sugar and bread
  • Wrong technique of brushing.

AYURVEDIC CAUSE FOR PYORRHEA

In context of Ayurveda, pyorrhea results due to vitiation of rasa and rakta dhatus, caused by improper digestion. The toxins produced due to improper digestion get mixed up with these two dhatus and then get accumulated in gums and oral cavity. These come out during actions like brushing teeth. So pyorrhea in Ayurvedic terms is caused by poor digestion.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PYORRHEA

  1. Swollen, tender or red gums.
  2. Pus discharge may be there.
  3. Mouth ulcer formation may occur.
  4. Bone erosion occur.
  5. Bleeding from gums while brushing and/or flossing.
  6. Persistent bad breath.
  7. Feeling of loose teeth or like they're separating/drifting.
  8. Gums recede - gums that have pulled away from teeth.

DANGERS OF PYORRHEA

Pyorrhea can lead to increasing risk of numerous other adverse health effects. The advanced stage of pyorrhea puts those suffering from it at an even higher increased risk for things such as:

  • Risk of heart attack increase by as much as 25%
  • Risk of stroke increases by a factor of 10
  • Problems like both type I and type I diabetes
  • Respiratory disease
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Premature births
  • Newborns are underweight
  • Digestive disorders

PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR PYORRHEA

Maintain a good oral hygiene by:

  • Brush your teeth regularly, at least twice a day.
  • Gargle twice a day
  • Flossing every day
  • Stop the use of tobacco products

HERBS USEFUL FOR PYORRHEA

  • Arjun (Terminalia Arjuna)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum Zeylanica)
  • Amalak (Emblica Officinalis)
  • Vibhitaki(Terminalia Belerica)
  • Guggul (Commiphora Mukul)
  • Neem (Azadirachta Indica)

AYURVEDIC FORMULATIONS AVAILABLE FOR PYORRHEA IN PLANET AYURVEDA

1. Gum Care Powder:

An excellent combination of herbs which are used to relieve gum and tooth problems. Helpful in whitening of teeth, by removing dental stains on the teeth. Regular use of it improves tooth deformities and increases the life of teeth. Useful reliever of swelling and bleeding of gums, gingivitis, bad breath, and pyorrhea.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale): Commonly called as ‘dry ginger’. It acts as a pain killer and anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula): It is used as a gargle which reduces inflammation in the mucous membrane of the mouth.
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus): Commonly known as Nut grass
  • Khadir (Acacia catechu): Its extract is used as a gargle for relieving diseases like gingivitis.
  • Karpur (Cinnamomum camphora): A good reliever of inflammation, wounds and ulcers.
  • Poog (Areca catechu): Act as an anti-inflammatory agent and is useful in relieving tooth related problems.
  • Marich (Piper nigrum
  • Lavang (Syzygium aromaticum): Commonly known as clove. It is also used as a spice in Indian traditional cooking. Clove oil is very effective in relieving tooth and gum related problems.
  • Twak (Cinnamomum zeylancia): It is used as an herb in relieving tooth related problems.
  • Safatika (Alum): The powder this herb is useful in relieving external bleeding.

DOSE: Gum care powder used as oral rinse

2. CORAL CALCIUM COMPLEX:

It Provides calcium in a natural way, thus maintains optimum calcium levels in the body, which helps to maintain Healthy bones, muscles and nerves and prevents bone loss, as well as good for shiny teeth, shiny hair and anti-aging. It quickly improves bone strength. It is the most powerful tool to fight menopause osteoporosis. Keeps the Immune system healthy.

INGREDIENTS:

Parval pishti (Coral), Akik pishti (Agate), Jawar Mohra Pishti (An Ayurvedic herb), Kamdhuda Ras (An Ayurvedic herb), Mukta pishti (Pearl), Guduchi (Giloy Satva).

  • Parval pishti (Coral): Praval means Coral in English. Parval pishti, a calcium supplement helps in forming strong bones
  • Akki Pishti: Agate,is rich in natural calcium. After proper processing with organic herb juices, the agate is made into a natural calcium compound.
  • Jawar Mohra Pishti: A herbal supplement rich in natural calcium.
  • Kamdhudha Ras: Herbal agent effectively eliminates Pitta dosha from the body. Pitta dosha, also responsible for orthoclastic activity of the bone cells and depletion of calcium from the body. Besides being a rich source of natural calcium, helps to eliminate anxiety, emotional problems and burning sensation in the body.
  • Mukta Pishti (Pearl): The literal meaning of Mukta is Pearl. Pishti means paste / powder. The best pearls are made into powder and processed in rose water to enhance their cooling natrure and improve their properties, remove toxins. After one month of tedious processes and procedures, the pearl powder or pearl paste is made. This is called Mukta Pishti.
  • GiloySatva (Guduchi): Brings improvement in immunity through a natural way. Effective relieve of Calcium deficiency in the body.

DOSE: 1 capsule two time daily, after meals with plain water.

3) SEPTRIN TABLETS:

It balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha - doshas (Bio-Energies). Supports healthy respiratory system. Maintains healthy immune system and healthy digestion.

INGREDIENTS:

Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum)

  • Guggul (Commiphora Mukul): Useful because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Haldi (Curcuma Longa): Great herb as, it constitutes anti-inflammatory properties which provides beneficial effects for various inflammations, allergies and infections. Rich anti-biotic, fighting against toxins and infections.
  • Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum): This herb having strong aroma. Helpful to relieve everyday infections. Consisting of anti-inflammatory properties. Relieves pain
  • Sonth (Zingiber Officinale): It is good source of Vitamin C, calcium, carotene and other minerals. Being an excellent pain reliever, relieves pain when applied around gums.
  • Marich (Piper Nigrum): An Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesi.
  • Pippali (Piper longum): Good anti-bacterial and ant-inflammatory properties. Effective use against sore throat.

DOSE: 1-2 tablets once or twice daily.

4) KAISHORE GUGGUL:

It is mainly having antibiotic propreties.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Guduchi herb (Tinospora cordifolia): 
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinal): It helps to relieve motion sickness, removes nausea.
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis): It has anti-bacterial properties.
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum): Helpful in reducing pain. It effective herb that helps in reduction of swelling and inflammation.
  • Long pepper (Piper longum): Constitute anti-inflammatory property
  • (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica). It has styptic property which is useful in arresting bleeding.
  • Guggul (resin) (Commiphora mukul)
  • Red Physic Nut (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Indian Jalap (Ipomoea turpethum)
  • Vidanga(Embelia ribes)

DOSE:2 - 3 tablets of Kaishore Guggul Twice a day, after meals taken with plain water.

5) NEEM CAPSULES:

INGREDIENT:

Neem (Azadirachta indica)- Neem herb has anti-bacterial properties. It is widely used as a dental and gum cleaner for protection against oral infections and bad breath. With regular use of Neem Gingivitis, bleeding gums and toothache are also relieved.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for Granulomatous Mastitis

WHAT IS GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS (GM)?

It is rare chronic inflammatory condition of breast. In this condition the breast gets inflamed and develops a tissue mass. It is difficult to differentiate from breast cancer because it is similar to breast cancer. It may occur at any time but it is most common after 2-6 years of pregnancy. It may involve all parts of breast. It may present as distinct firm lump mostly in sub areolar region (area behind nipples) of breast.

GM is divided into two types - Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (Granular lobular mastitis) and Granulomatous mastitis.

SYMPTOMS OF GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS

Common Sign and Symptoms of GM are given below:

  • Formation of lumps in breasts
  • Breast inflammation
  • Excretion of fluid from breasts
  • Pain in breasts
  • Retraction of the nipples
  • Enlargements of lymph nodes
  • Fever
  • Warmth feeling in breast on touch.

CAUSES OF GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS

The exact cause of GM is unknown. It is an autoimmune disease. Some of other causes may be:

  • Blockage of milk duct: If breast is not completely empty after feeding, it may block milk duct or become clogged that results in breast infection.
  • Bacterial infection: Sometimes a bacteria may enter milk duct of breast through baby’s mouth or through surface that results in infection.
  • Elevated prolactin level.

DIAGNOSIS OF GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS

It is difficult to diagnose only on the basis of symptoms. Doctors diagnose GM on the basis of physical examination and some tests.

Physical examination - doctors diagnose symptoms such as fever, chills, pain and area around the nipples of breast.

TESTS

  • CT scan
  • X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Core biopsy- it is main test to diagnose GM. In this a sample of tissue is taken from breast for analysis.

COMPLICATIONS

COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS

If it is left untreated then it may cause severe problems. If GM occurs due to blockage it may block the duct completely due to accumulation of pus (abscess) in that region and forms breast mass or lump and it requires surgery to remove it. To avoid such severe condition consult a doctor as soon as possible according to sign and symptoms.

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK

According to Ayurveda, there are three main energies (vata, pitta and kapha) which are responsible for health. Imbalance of any three energies results in any disease condition.

Ayurveda has mentioned diseases related to breast and vitiation of breast milk by Tridosha in Ancient Text Charak Samhita.

GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS TREATMENT IN AYURVEDA

Ayurveda is an ancient science of medicine which provides natural solution to all ailments. It is safe and effective for management of diseased condition. These have no side effects. Ayurveda mainly focuses on balance of all three doshas which is helpful in maintaining good health.

PLANET AYURVEDA'S FORMULATION FOR GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS

Planet Ayurveda is an herbal manufacturing company which offers natural supplements to manage various diseased conditions. The products offered by Planet Ayurveda is 100% pure and safe because these do not contain any chemical substances in it.

There are many herbal formulations for management of GM provided by Planet Ayurveda which are explained below:

1. NEEM CAPSULES:

It is 100% natural product offered by planet ayurveda which is obtained from neem (Azadirachta indica) belongs to family Meliaceae. It is native to India and Indian subcontinent including Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri lanka.

Uses-

  • It helps to maintain healthy skin.
  • It possesses anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It has positive results on skin diseases like eczema, acne or psoriasis.
  • It is helpful in maintaining tridosha in balance.

Dose- 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. KACHNAR GUGGUL:

These are pure natural herbal tablets which are obtained from different herbs which are explained below:

Ingredients of Kachnar Guggul-

  • Kachnaar bark (Bauhinia variegate)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bhibhitaki (Terminali bellerica)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Varuna (Crataeva religiosa)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – It is rejuvenating in nature. It has property to maintain all three doshas.
  • Bhibhitaki (Terminali bellerica) – It has cleansing property. It is good to reduce cyst and swelling.
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) – It has anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties. It is immune modulator also.

Benefits- It has astringent, anthelmintic and anti – oxidant properties. It helps to flush out toxins in the lymphatic system. It prevents cysts and tumors etc.

Dose- 2 tablets twice or thrice in a day with plain water after meals.

3. GANDHAK RASAYAN:

These are herbal tablets which are made from Shuddh Gandhak (Purified Sulphur). The word rasayan means rejuvenation. Its natural property is to rejuvenate the body without any side effects. It helps to remove toxins from body.

Dose- 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water after meals.

4. NIRGUNDI OIL:

It is an herbal oil obtained from different herbs which are given below:

  • Tilla oil (Sesamum indicum)
  • Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Haldi (Curcuma longa)
  • Nirgundi (Vitex negundo)
  • Kalihari (Gloriosa superba)

Benefits- It has anti-inflammatory properties which helps to manage inflammatory conditions.

Direction For Use- It is for external use only. Apply on affected skin area. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. It is more beneficial to apply nirgundi oil before bath to reduce swelling, pain and irritation.

5. JATYADI OIL / MAHAMIRCHADHI OIL:

Jatyadi Oil:

Its external use is good for wound healing.

Mahamirchadhi Oil:

It is an herbal oil which is obtained from numerous natural herbs haridra, manjishta,marica, trivrt, kalihari, pippali, khadira, musta, guduchi etc.

Benefits- It is very beneficial in various skin related problems. It has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.

Direction for Use- It is used for external use only. Apply on affected skin area.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ayurveda Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Coronary Artery Disease is very common Heart disease that involves the impairment in the blood supply to the heart muscles via coronary arteries. It is due to thickening of the arteries because of plaque build up in the arteries (atherosclerosis). As a result, less supply of blood and oxygen goes to heart muscles which can lead to pain in the chest pain (Angina) or may cause Heart Attack.

It is also called as Coronary Heart Disease or Ischemic Heart Disease.

Ayurveda has designated heart as an origin of channel of rasa dhatu (which is first tissue out of seven recognized tissues). Digestion of food by gastric fire forms this rasa dhatu. Poor gastric fire, consumption of improper diet, mental stress etc. lead to production of toxins, vitiated rasa dhatu. Toxins (ama) from rasa dhatu go into the heart and create blockages in channels. Such blockages result in IHD.

SYMPTOMS OF CAD

Angina is the common symptom of CAD when artery is partially blocked, one feels pressure or tightness in the chest. May involve an aching, burning, or numb sensation and fullness or squeezing in your chest. Besides chest it may also be felt in the left shoulder, arms, neck, back or jaw.

Feeling of shortness of breath and sweating also accompanies.

Fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting are most common features.

Heart Attack occurs if complete blockage of coronary artery occurs.

CAUSES

WHAT CAUSES CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE?

  • Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of CAD. This results because of narrowing and hardening of the arteries due to accumulation of cholesterol, fats and other substances forming a sticky material called plaque on inner walls of the coronary arteries. This narrowing and hardening of arteries reduces the blood supply to the heart muscles which makes the heart to receive less oxygen and nutrients required for the working of heart muscles which may cause chest pain discomfort known as Angina.
  • Other causes include coronary spasm: coronary artery embolism, dissection, aneurysm, and vasculitis.

CAUSES OF CAD - AYURVEDIC VIEW

"HRIDROGA" combination of Word 'HRID' defines 'heart' and 'ROG' defines 'disease'. As stated by Ayurveda heart is evaluated as a main channel for rasa and rakta dhatu. Unhealthy food intake and sedentary life style causes blockage in the heart. The main power controlling everything in the body is vata dosha. Vikrati of meda dhatu, kapha dosha blocks the way of vata. Aggravation of vata dosha causes pain in heart and other symptoms like cough, fatigue, palpitations, loss of appetite etc.

RISK FACTORS

MAJOR RISK FACTORS ARE

  • Lack of exercise and Physical inactivity.
  • Obesity is also one of the reason.
  • Stress and tension are certain predisposing factors that develop atherosclerosis
  • High cholesterol level, (particularly the "bad" component known as Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL)
  • Certain systemic diseases increase the risk, like High blood pressure (Hypertension), Diabetes and Hyperthyroidism.
  • Smoking and tobacco enhance the risk of CAD.
  • Strong family history of CAD.
  • Males are more prone and post-menopausal women are also at risk factor.
  • Age above 50 years.

LIFESTYLE

CERTAIN LIFESTYLE CHANGES ARE BENEFICIAL IN PREVENTION OF CAD:

  • Less use of sodium in your diet.
  • Keep healthy diets like fibre rich foods including vegetables and fruits.
  • Increase Physical Activity in your routine.
  • Regular yoga or exercise and mediation reduces the risk of heart disease by maintaining the blood pressure level.
  • Stop Smoking as nicotine constrict the blood vessels making the heart to work harder.
  • Get good and plentiful sleep.
  • Keep your diabetes under control.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CAD

HEART CARE PACK



1. TOTAL HEART SUPPORT:

Herbal Formulation which is good supporter of Heart System. Maintains the health of Heart and Blood Vessels.

INGREDIENTS:-

  • Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) - Herb is the important ingredient of total heart support, useful in the treatment of artery disease, heart failure. It controls high blood pressure and balances the level of cholesterol by decreasing the LDL cholesterol and maintaining HDL cholesterol in the body. The bark part of the Arjuna tree is rich in natural oxidants, saponins, Gallic acid, phtosterols and oligomeric, proanthocyanidin and is used for many heart problems, as angina, coronary artery disease, artery blockage, high cholesterol, and blood pressure. It enhances the pumping capacity of the heart on regular usage. Its usage is for relieving artery blockage. It strengthens the heart muscles.
  • Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) - This herb has excellent properties like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties which helps to strengthen the heart muscles. Beneficial in stress, Anxiety and controlling blood Pressure.
  • Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) - As per Ayurveda this herb is useful to control the high blood pressure in the body beneficial to maintain the better heart health.
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) - Its leaves and flowers are used in treating high blood pressure. Relieves stress and anxiety.

DOSE: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. ARJUN TEA:

INGREDIENTS:-

  • Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) - Arjuna is, cardiac stimulant, hypolipdemic, hypotensive, astringent and hemostatic, these properties makes it to be used for treating various diseases related to heart. It is helpful in strengthening the heart muscles. Enchances the pumping activity of Heart.
  • Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa) - Word punarnava is combination of two words "PUNAR" means ‘again’ and "NAVA" means ‘new’. Its properties are good for heart.
  • Pipal Tvak (Ficus Religiosa) -  Leaves, fruits, bark, tender shoot, latex and seeds have medicinal properties. The leaves of the peepal are used in the treatment of heart diseases. It is very effective in relieving palpitation of the heart and cardiac weakness.
  • Dalchini (Cinnamon Tamala) - It is a cardiac stimulant because of its properties.
  • Choti Elaichi (Elettaria Cardamom) - Cardamom is evergreen herbaceous plant. Seeds useful in cardiac stimulation.

DOSE: 1 cup daily is recommended.

3. ARJUN CAPSULES:

Arjun capsules are the herbal formulation prepared by planet Ayurveda having excellent properties to manage high cholesterol levels in the body. The properties of this formulation is very beneficial to treat the heart diseases.

INGREDIENTS:-

Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna): Standard extract of Arjun capsule. Used to clear the blockage of arteries and also improves blood circulation effectively. This is a natural herbal supplement for treating heart problems. Bark of this tree contains natural alkaloids and are much effective for heart problems.

  • Prabhava (Special effects) – Hriday (Cardiac tonic)
  • Effective on doshas – Balances Kapha and pitta

DOSE: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment of Tonsillitis

Tonsils are lymph nodes present on either side of the throat, act as defense system of the body, protecting against bacterial or viral infections by producing antibodies against them. They act as first line of defense of immune system. Sometimes while protecting against infection tonsils get inflamed and swelling occurs, defining the condition as Tonsillitis.

Tonsillitis can be acute, chronic or recurrent in nature. Mainly affecting children and teens but effects adults too.


Tonsillitis in terms of Ayurveda is referred as 'Tundikeri' means enlargement of tonsils.


Causes for Tonsillitis

Causative factor for Tonsillitis can be bacterial or viral infection, but most of the cases are due to viral infection includes adenovirus, enterovirus, influenza virus, para influenza virus, Epstein-Barr virus ,cytomegalovirus, measles virus, and herpes simplex virus etc.

Bacterial infection is due to Streptococcus.

Other reasons for the Tonsillitis are:

  • Repeated throat infections.
  • Continuous dry, hawking, dog-like cough.
  • Constipation can also be one of the reason as there is no elimination of toxins from the body.
  • Use of spices, pungent and astringent and frozen food items in excess.
  • Constant and forcible use of high pitched voice.
  • Nasopharyngeal disease when nasal discharge get dropped into the throat instead of discharging through the nose.
  • When viscid mucus causes blockage of nose and chronic congestion.
  • Smoking and usage of tobacco products.
  • Excessive intake of toffees, chewing gum, sweets, ice cream, etc.
  • Having iced water and iced drinks and repeated exposure to cold.

Ayurvedic Reason for Tonsillitis

Intake of cold foods and certain activities (as cold exposure, excess talking), causes Vata and Kapha Dosha imbalance to cause Tonsillitis.

Symptoms of Tonsillitis

  • Enlargement, redness and swelling of the tonsils which leads to difficulty of speech.
  • Sore throat.
  • Hoarseness or loss of voice.
  • Difficulty and/or pain while swallowing.
  • Difficulty in opening of mouth.
  • Cough and running nose.
  • Fever, headache, nausea, vomiting.
  • Inability to open your mouth
  • Difficulty in feeding (in babies).
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Bad breath.
  • Glands of the neck become tender (swollen lymph glands).
  • White patches or streaks on the tonsils (exudate).
  • Redness of the eyes.
  • Development of rashes may occur.
  • Referred pain occurs in the ear (caused by nerves that go to the back of the throat and also go to the ear).

Complications due to Tonsillitis

Various health hazards are often seen, like acute otitis media laryngeal edema, quinsy, rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart diseases.

Preventive Measures

Tonsillitis is contagious by nature. To decrease the risk of getting tonsillitis:

  • Stay away from people who are suffering from active infections.
  • Often wash your hands, especially after coming into contact with someone who is suffering from sore throat, or is coughing or sneezing.
  • If you have tonsillitis, try to stay away from others until you are no longer contagious.
  • Have less spicy and fried foods in your diet.
  • Try to cover your nose and mouth while you in any polluted area.
  • Everyday yoga or exercise also helpful measures.

Ayurvedic Treatment available in Planet Ayurveda


Herbal Remedies for Tonsillitis

1) Septrin Tablet

Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha - doshas (Bio-Energies). Supports healthy respiratory system. Maintains healthy immune system and healthy digestion.

Ingredients: Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum)

  • Guggul (Commiphora Mukul): Its use is because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Gargling with the resin relieves Pharyngitis, ulcerated throat, and tonsillitis.
  • Haldi (Curcuma Longa): It's a strong herb because of its ant-inflammatory properties which gives useful effects for various allergies, infections and inflammations. Its rich anti-biotic properties find a great use in fighting against toxins and infections.
  • Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum): Herb with strong aroma, which makes it one of the components of various herbal products and teas. Its use in teas is having beneficial effects to the throat. Helpful to relieve everyday infections. Tulsi consists of anti-inflammatory properties too.
  • Sonth (Zingiber Officinale): It consists of moisture, protein, fat, minerals, fiber and carbohydrates along with mineral and vitamins (phosphorus, calcium, iron, carotene, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin as well as Vitamin C). Excellent pain reliever.
  • Marich (Piper Nigrum): Balances Kapha and Vata doshas. It is an Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic in nature. Anti-cancer, Anti-oxidant, Anti-microbial, Antidiarrheal, Antispasmodic are its properties toos.
  • Pippali (Piper longum): Good anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Effective use against sore throat.

Dose: 1-2 tablets once or twice daily.

2) Curcumin Capsule

Ingredients: Turmeric (Curcuma Longa): It is rich with anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic and antiviral properties. Good source of Anti-oxidant which reduces free radicals from the body and thus improving the health and immunity of our body.

Dose: 2 Capsules twice daily (morning and evening), with plain water, after meals.

3) Kaashar Churna

Supports the respiratory system. Helps to maintain overall health.

Ingredients: Mishri (Crystallized Sugar Lumps), Vanshlochan (Bambusa Arudinacea), Pippali (Piper Longum), Ela (Eletteria Cardamomum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum Zeylanica)

  • Ela (Eletteria Cardamomum): It is a warm, pungent and aromatic herb. The oil in the seeds constitutes antibacterial and antiviral properties. Its seeds on chewing freshens the breath.
  • Vanshlochan (Bambusa Arudinacea): It helps to keep the respiratory tract clean by suppressing the Vata and Kapha. Effective source against sore throat and dry cough.
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum Zeylanica): Commonly called Cinnamon contains moisture, protein, fibre, fat, potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, sodium as well as iron. It has ant-bacterial as well as anti-viral properties. Freshens the mouth.

Dose: Take one teaspoon with honey

4) Arjun Saar

Arjun Saar is a mixture of Terminalia Arjuna and Pure Indian Gooseberry (Amla) juices.

Arjun Saar is rich in flavonoids, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins like magnesium, calcium, copper and zinc.

Ingredients: Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Amla (Emblica officinalis)

  • Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna): It has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It relieves fever.
  • Amla (Emblica Officinalis): It's a rich source of Vitamin C. It is very effective anti-inflammatory agent and useful in relieving pain and swelling.

Dose: Gargles of 20ml with equal water twice daily

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How to Reduce Urea Levels in Blood Naturally

The composition of human blood is very diverse. It contains many bio chemicals that come together as a result of the body's metabolic processes and become part of the blood to perform various functions. The blood is made up of plasma and serum which together are its main constituents.

Urea is a toxic biochemical compound produced by the breakdown of nitrogenous chemicals produced by the breakdown of proteins in the body. It is a waste product which has to be eliminated by urine on a regular basis to keep the body healthy. In people with a malfunctioning kidney, urea is not excreted out as effectively due to which it starts accumulating in the body beyond safe levels.

The normal range of urea in blood is 7 to 20 mg/dl. This may be variable depending upon the reference range used and the age of the patient etc. For an older patient the normal values of blood urea are different and mostly higher than for a young adult.

Nevertheless, high levels of urea in blood are a serious concern which should be checked in time to prevent damage to the vital body organs and worsening of kidney function. Given below are a few ways in which blood urea levels can be checked and controlled naturally.

Natural Ways to Reduce Urea Levels In Blood

1. REDUCE PROTEIN INTAKE IN DIET

Proteins are the main food products that are broken down to produce urea in blood. Therefore, for a patient in Uremia (raised urea levels in blood), it is important to severely restrict protein in his diet. Limiting animal fats, cottage cheese, lentils, chick peas etc. is a good option to start with.

The patient can stick to egg whites to meet his protein demands and follow a calculated diet chart which allows him to take the maximum permissible protein that can be safely taken on a daily basis.

2. LIMITING ALCOHOL INTAKE

Alcohol is metabolised in the liver to produce harmful toxins that can damage the kidneys. It also puts pressure on the kidneys by acting as a stimulant. For a kidney with impaired function, alcohol intake may worsen the blood composition and create difficulties for the patient. So it is better that such patients stay away from alcohol as far as possible.

3. WATCH SALT LEVELS

Something as basic as a low sodium diet can have very regulatory effect over high urea levels in the body. Salt is mostly filtered and regulated in the long loops of the Kidney Nephrons. When the kidneys are not functioning properly, it becomes difficult for them to effectively filter out salt from the body. Renal hypertension which may cause or develop as a result of deranged kidney function is also dependent a lot on the salt levels in blood.

4. POTASSIUM MANAGEMENT

This is especially important for people on dialysis although in the initial stages of compromised kidney function, potassium levels just need to be monitored. Potassium is an important mineral for the body which regulates the salt levels in the cells. Its levels are also maintained in blood with the regulatory control of the kidneys.

With optimum potassium levels in the body, load on the kidneys would drastically reduce giving them enough time to cope with high urea levels.

5. INCREASE VITAMIN C INTAKE

Vitamin C is one of the best anti – oxidants for the body. It is wonderful to prevent free radical damage to the kidneys and also helps to control levels of Iron in the body (Kidney patients usually develop Anemia due to the absence of erythropoietin hormone in the body).

With a good intake of vitamin C, kidneys are stimulated to produce more urine which helps in the elimination of urea and creatinine effectively.

6. BITTER GOURD JUICE

Bitter gourd is a boon for people with kidney problems especially associated with Diabetes. Bitter gourd is a great regulator of blood sugar and naturally detoxifies the body. It also helps cleanse the blood by flushing out toxic chemicals from the body.

Ayurvedic point of view on raised urea levels in the body

As per Ayurveda, toxins are produced in the body which are recognised as "Ama". If not eliminated by the body Ama accumulates in the body creating problems in different body organs. Urea can also be considered as a type of Ama which when not removed from the body may start producing problems in the body.

Natural Supplements to lower blood urea levels

Planet Ayurveda has a range of supplements that help detoxify the body and support Kidney Function.

1. MUTRAKRICHANTAKA CHURNA

It is a herbal blend containing Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Varun (Crateva Nurula), Gokshur (Tribulus terestris) and Kaasni (Chicorium Intybus). It is great for eliminating harmful metabolites in the urine which helps in aiding Kidney function.

Preparation -1tsf twice daily with plain water after meals. It can be taken as a decoction as well by boiling 1 tsp. powder in 100 ml of water until it remains just 30 ml. This should also be consumed one to two times a day.

2. RENCURE FORMULA

It is a herbal Capsule formula containing Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Varun (Crateva Nurula), Gokshur (Tribulus terestris), Palaash (Butea monospermum) and Rakta Chandan (Pterocarpus Santalinus). It is another great herbal supplement with no side effects and absolutely safe for consumption.

DOSE:- 2 Capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. PUNARNAVA MANDUR

It is a classical ayurvedic preparation that is especially good for high urea levels with Anemia. A pure herbal formula containing Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa) and natural Iron for the body punarnava is one of Ayurveda's most used supplements.

DOSE:- 2 tablets, thrice daily with plain water after meals.

4. VARUNADI VATI

It is also a classical Ayurvedic preparation with the following constituents, Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Varun (Crateva Nurula), Gokshur (Tribulus terestris) and Shuddh Guggul (Commiphora mukul). It works to stimulate production of adequate amounts of urine that can flush out excess urea and creatinine from blood.

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

Ayurvedic Treatment For Leucorrhoea

Nowadays most women suffers from Gynecological disorders. These problems may be leucorrhea, irregular menstrual cycles, cysts of ovary etc. These may occur due to many reasons like lifestyle, eating habits or any kind of emotional stress. In this article we will discuss common causes, symptoms and Ayurvedic treatment for leucorrhea.

WHAT IS LEUCORRHEA (WHITE DISCHARGE)?

Leucorrhea is a Gynecological problem in women. There is excessive white, sticky, foul smelling dischargefrom vagina which may be accompanied by inflammation, irritation and redness is called leucorrhea.

TYPES OF LEUCORRHEA

IT IS OF TWO TYPES:

1. Physiological leucorrhea: It is most common in youngwomen. It is due to increased level of estrogen. Normally it acts as defense mechanism of body to restore chemical balance. It also helps to maintain the flexibility of vagina and nearby tissues.It is mainly during puberty period when sexual organs are developing.

2. Inflammatory leucorrhea: It mainly occurs due to vaginal swelling or congestion of mucosa in vaginal area. It may be due to anysexually transmitted disease (STD) and lochia (Post-partum discharge after delivery).

WHAT CAN BE THE SYMPTOMS OF LEUCORRHEA?

The common symptoms of disease include:

  • Main symptom is excess whitish discharge from vagina.
  • Irritation and inflammation in genital area.
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Digestion problem
  • Headache
  • Dark patches under eyes

COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH LEUCORRHEA

If the disease left untreated then it may get worse with time. This infection can spread into ovaries, fallopian tubes which results in infection of fallopian tubes that causes infertility. If white discharge occurs regularly after menopause and in late fertile stage then it may result in severe disease like cervix cancer. This infection spread into nearby organs like urinary and reproductive areas.

Read also:- Ayurvedic treatment for Leucorrhoea



AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK

Leucorrhea is known as ShvetaPradara in Ayurveda. The meaning of Shveta is White and Pradar means Discharge. This problem may occur due to unhygienic conditions, infection of genital organ or impaired immune function.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF LEUCORRHEA AS PER AYURVEDA?

As per Ayurveda, there are three main energies in body which are responsible for good health these are- vata, pitta and kapha. Aggravation of kapha is responsible for leucorrhea. This mostly occurs in weak and anemic women. The main causative factor is especially food which results in aggravation of kaphathat disturbs the Rasa Dhatuand results in leucorrhea. There is sticky, whitish discharge in this type of leucorrhea. This is called Kaphaj yoni.

Many times increased pitta also causes leucorrhea with yellowish, purulent discharge. Burning sensation, thirst are associated symptoms with this.This is called Pittaj yoni.

GENERAL CAUSES

There are some common causes of leucorrhea which are given below:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Diseased condition like Anemia, diabetes
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Malnutrition
  • Prolapseof uterus
  • Chronic Salpingitis
  • Excess of tea and coffee
  • Constipation
  • Alcohol
  • Cervical erosion
  • Bacterial infection

HERBAL TREATMENT OF LEUCORRHOEA

Ayurveda treatment mainly works on enhancement of digestive fire which helps to remove accumulated toxins and waste products in association with aggravated kapha. There are number of herbs and herbal formulations present to treat leucorrhea like Ashoka, Aoevera, Neem, Shatavari, Lodhara etc which gives strength to reproductive system also.

HERBAL FORMULATIONS FOR LEUCORRHEA BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is an herbal manufacturing company which provides pure natural products without any side effects. The main aim of planet Ayurveda is to promote good health with the help of herbal formulations in a natural way.

It is a combo pack of different herbal formulations which are explained below:

Sr. No.

Products

Quantity
1

Pitta balance   

1 bottle (60 capsules)
2

Female health support  

2 bottles (120 capsules)
3

Gandhak rasayan   

1 bottle (120 tablets)
4

Pradarantak Churna

2 packs (200 gms)

1. PITTA BALANCE

These are capsules which are combination of different compounds. It helps to balance pitta dosha and related problems. It consists of different ingredients:

INGREDIENTS OF PITTA BALANCE CAPSULES:

  1. Praval Pishti (Coral calcium) - It is rich source of calcium and it helps in balancing tri energies and their related problem. It also enhances immunity.
  2. Akik Pishti (Agate calcium) - It is useful in management of various ailments and helps to balance pitta dosha.
  3. Jawar Mohra Pishti (An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound) - It is natural source of calcium and helps to maintain tri energies in body.
  4. Kamdudha Ras (An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound) - It helps to maintain healthy digestive system.
  5. Mukta Pishti (Pearl Calcium) - It helps to relieve gastric problems and other disorders.
  6. Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia extract) - It helps to maintain all three doshas and maintain a healthy body. It also enhances immunity of body.

Dose:- 1 capsule twice in a day.

2. FEMALE HEALTH SUPPORT

These are pure natural herbal capsules by Planet Ayurveda. It is a combination of different herbs which are explained below:

  1. Ashok (Saraca indica): It is obtained from the bark of Saracaindica. It is helpful in menstrual related problems. It helps in balancing the female hormones.
  2. Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa): Its bark is used in different medicinal formulations and act as astringent. It is commonly used in leucorrhea. It also helps in menstrual problems.
  3. Shatavari (Asparagus recemosus) - It helps in improving female hormones. It also helps in gastric related problems.

Dose:- 2 capsules in a day with milk or water.

3. GANDHAK RASAYAN

It is obtained from Shuddh Gandhak also known as Sulphur purified. It is herbal supplement for rejunvenation. It has an excellent property to remove toxins from body. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties.

Dose:- 2 tablets twice in a day.

4. PRADARANTAK CHURNA

It is an herbal powder formulation by Planet Ayurveda which is mixture of different herbs which are explained below:

  1. Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa) - It helps in various gynecological problems in women. It also helps in relieving digestive system related problems.
  2. Ashok (Saraca indica) - It helps in relieving menstruation problems.
  3. Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) - It has cleansing action on skin.
  4. Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna): It helps to relieve leucorrhea by balancing kaphaalong with vata and pitta. It also helps to remove toxins from body.

Dose:- 1-2 teaspoon twice a day, with water or iced tea or juice, after meals.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment for Renal Failure

Kidneys, organ of our body which maintain balance of body fluids. It eliminates organic ions from the body, maintains plasma concentration, and electrolyte balance of the body.

Kidney functions depends on glomerular filtration rate,rate at which there is filtration in the glomeruli of the kidney.

Renal failure occurs due decrease in glomerular filtration rate. Renal failure is characterized by decrease in or absence of urine production or accumulation of waste products (creatinine or urea) in the blood. Depending on the cause, hematuria (loss of blood in the urine) and proteinuria (loss of protein in the urine) may be noted.

RENAL FAILURE - AN AYURVEDIC VIEW

As Ayurveda says, in our body there are two waste materials 'ama' and 'kitta'. Substance 'ama' is formed as a result of undigested/fermented food which is normally formed in an individual. Substance 'Kitta' can be considered as a waste which is removed from the body like sweat, faeces and urine.

Vata, Pitta & Kapha three doshas in our body according to Ayurveda, if working in a synchronized manner it signifies a healthy body system. Vitiated doshas lead to diseased condition of the kidney. If Kaphadosha gets vitiated it causes renal failure as kidney functions are impaired.

Kidneys are made up two dhatus "Rakta" and "Meda". Treatment of these two dhatus is also an effective way to treat the kidneys.

Impairment of ApanaVayu, a type of vayu, causes impaired excretion of urine or urine retention.

Ayurveda explains the cause of this disease that there are minute body channels called srotaswhich gets blocked. Mutravahasrotas, are body channels that carry urine and are responsible for the flow of liquid into and out of the kidneys. In case of obstruction in incoming srotas, the kidneys are denied fluids and results in shrinkage. But in case, if there is obstruction in outgoing channels swelling occurs.

TYPES OF RENAL FAILURE

Acute Renal Failure: is rapid decline in renal function due to obstruction in renal tubes resulting in accumulation of nitrogenous compounds such as urea and creatinine.

It is Characterized by:

  • Anuria - No urine output or less than 100ml/24 hours
  • Oliguria - n < 500ml urine output/24 hours or < 20mls/hour

It can result from a various causes, generally classified as prerenal, intrinsic, and post renal.

Chronic Renal Failure: Chronic Renal Failure is the slow progressive loss of kidney function over a period of months or year. Filtration rate is less than 60ml/min for 3 months.

CAUSES FOR RENAL FAILURE

  • Blockage in arteries.
  • Anatomical or physiological abnormalities.
  • Birth defects of the kidneys (such as polycystic kidney disease).
  • Due to certain drugs or toxic chemicals.
  • Autoimmune Disease as systemic lupus erythematous and scleroderma.
  • Injury or trauma or infections can cause renal failure.
  • Glomerulonephritis.
  • Reflux nephropathy (in which the kidneys are damaged by the backward flow of urine into the kidneys).

SYMPTOMS OF RENAL FAILURE

  • General feeling of illness, fatigue and headache.
  • Dry skin and generalized itching (pruritus).
  • Weight loss without trying to lose weight.
  • Loss of Appetite.
  • Drowsiness and mental confusion.
  • Problems occurring while concentrating or thinking.
  • Feeling of numbness in the hands, feet, or other areas.
  • Twitching or cramps in muscles.
  • Feeling of metallic taste or smell of ammonia in the breath.
  • Excessive feeling of thirst.
  • Frequent hiccups.
  • Decrease in Sexual desires and impotence may occur.
  • Decline in Menstrual periods (amenorrhea).
  • Edema may occur, swelling in feet and hands.
  • Vomiting, typically in the morning.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Renal Failure

1. MUTRAKRICHANTAK CHURNA

Ingredients: Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Shirish (Albezzia lebbok), Shigru (Moringa oleifera), Apamarg (Achyranthes aspera)

1. Punarnava (Boerhaavia Diffusa)

Punarnava says "puna- nava" means New Again called as 'hogweed'. It is very useful herbal diuretic. It helps to induces micturition as well as relieves pain during micturition.Rejuvenate the dying cells, thus helps to revive the dying organs of the body.

2. Varun (Crataeva Nurvala)

Commonly known as 'Caper'. In Ayurveda used to break down renal stones. It is very effective for obstruction in urinary tract and helps in removing the renal stones.

3. Gokshur (Tribulus Terrestris)

Tribulus terrestris is used as a diuretic. It is sold as a power and stamina enhancer all around the world. It is helpful in clearance of any obstruction in the urinary tract.

4. Kaasni (Cichorium Intybus)

A very common weed and is commonly called 'Chicory'. Gives strength to the kidneys. Kaasni in Ayurveda has useful benefits both in acute and chronic kidney failure

Dose: 1 Tablespoonful once daily, with plain water, after meals or boil 1 tablespoonful powder in 400 ml water, boil it in till the water remains 50 ml, consume once daily. Make fresh every time

2. RENCURE FORMULA

Ingredients: In Rencure Formula: Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Palaash (Butea monosperma), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus).

1. Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa)

Being a natural cleanser helps the kidneys to eliminate the toxins quickly without putting any burden on them, therefore making it an essential herb as alternative treatment of kidney failure.

2. Varun (Crataeva Nurvala)

Useful herb in urinary tract obstructions, kidney failure due to any reasons, accumulation of fluid in the body.

3. Gokshur (Tribulus Terrestris)

It has good use in all kidney problems including decreased urine output due to kidney failure.

4. Palaash (Butea Monosperma)

Also named as "flame of the forest" beautiful red flowered tree is of great use in kidney problems. It makes urine alkaline and is also helpful in relieving painful micturition.

5. Kaasni (Cichorium Intybus)

A very common weed and is commonly called 'Chicory'. Gives strength to the kidneys. Kaasni in Ayurveda has useful benefits both in acute and chronic kidney failure.

Dose: 2 Capsules 2 times daily, after meals, with plain water

3. VARUNADI VATI

Maintains healthy urinary system.

Ingredients: Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Shuddha Guggulu (Commiphora mukul).

Dose: 2 tablets 3 times daily, after meals with plain water

4. TAB. PUNARNAVA MANDUR

Ingredients: Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Chavya (Piper chaba), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Chitrak Mool (Plumbago zeylanica), Mandoor Bhasma (Ferric oxide calx).

Punarnava Mandur acts as an excellent kidney tonic. Punarnava has diuretic properties and increases the renal blood flow. It has astringent, bitter, and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Useful in edema, a condition which various body parts get swollen. Acting as a rejuvenator, is used in managing impaired urinary condition.
  • This herbal medicine helpful in eliminating toxins accumulated in the joints through kidneys and urine.

Dose: 2 tablets thrice daily, after meals with plain water


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for Piles

piles, hemorrhoids

WHAT ARE PILES OR HAEMORRHOIDS?

Piles (Haemorrhoids) are soft pads or cushions in the anal canal with blood vessels, supporting structures, muscle and elastic fibers. When these blood vessels become enlarged this leads to swelling in the anal region called piles. It is associated with painful stools and may be accompanied by bleeding.

It can occur at any age but it is more common in middle and old age.

It occur during pregnancy (postpartum hemorrhoids) also.

PILES - AN AYURVEDIC VIEW

Piles in Ayurveda known as Arsha. Defecation process occurs through Apana Vata according to Ayurveda. Weakening of Apana Vata leads to accumulation of waste products which causes Piles. Piles results due to reduced and improper digestion (mandagni) resulting in the accumulation of less digested food (Aam) and this disturbs doshas affecting ano-rectal area.

TYPES OF PILES

Internal Piles are more common. Located inside the anal canal and areusually painless and bleeding is the diagnostic factor. Sometimes internal piles may enlarge and protrude outside the anal sphincter.

It is divided into Grades:

Grade 1: They are just inside the anus and occasionally causes discomfort. Bleeding is the form of drops.

Grade 2: Pea sized swelling appear after passing the stools causing discomfort and retained after strain of defecation is stopped. Bleeding in the form of drops or splash.

Grade 3: Swollen blood vessels get more enlarged and hanging outside anus permanently. Piles mass have to be pushed inside with fingers. Soreness occurs. Occasional bleeding in the form of drops or splash.

External Pilesare less common. Occur outside the edge of the anal canal, covered by skin and can be felt easily. It is painful in nature. Blood clots sometimes in the external piles and cause extreme painful condition.

CAUSES FOR PILES

  • Persistent Constipation.
  • Sitting for long time.
  • Increased Straining during defecating.
  • Lack of fibers in the diet.
  • Eating spicy food.
  • Lack of Exercise in you daily routine
  • Hypertension and Stress.
  • Obesity can increase rectal vein pressure
  • Smoking can further worsen the condition.
  • Untreated conditions like diarrhea, colitisetc.

SYMPTOMS OF PILES

  • Bleeding from anus
  • Burning sensation, feeling of Itching
  • Swelling and pain in the anal region
  • Redness and Swelling in the anal region
  • Feeling of fullness in the anus
  • Mucus Discharge while passing out the stools
  • Anemia may occur due to bleeding

COMPLICATIONS OF PILES

Complications occur in case treatment is delayed.

  • Anal Fistula
  • Sepsis
  • Continuous pain
  • Scar formation

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR PILES (ARSHA)

Ayurvedic Medicine system has many benefits and very little side effects. Patients with Piles have found Ayurvedic treatment highly effective. Ayurvedic medicine saves you from surgery.

Ayurvedic herbs used in treatment of the piles Guggul, Amalaki, Haritaki, Vibhitaki, and Turmeric.

AYURVEDIC HERBAL FORMULATIONS AVAILABLE IN PLANET AYURVEDA FOR TREATMENT OF PILES:

Planet Ayurveda being a manufacturing company of herbs provides herbal treatment for various diseases. It provides treatment for the piles also. It provides various herbal formulations to reduce inflammation of Hemorrhoids, pain and bleeding due to this condition.

PILES CARE PACK

THIS INCLUDE:

1. PILE OFF CAPSULES

Ingredients:- Haridra, Trikatu,Nagkesar,chhoti harar and sajjikshar
Used for both Bleeding and non-Bleeding Piles. It reduces inflammation and tends to shrink extra mass.

Dose:- 2 cap twice daily with water after meal

2. TAB. KANCHNAAR GUGGUL

Ingredients:- kachnaar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingerber officanlis), Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Varun (Cratarna religiosa. It shrinks the extra growth in piles and reduces pain.

Dose:- 2 tablets twice daily with water after having meal

3. SANJIVANI VATI

Ingredients:- Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Ginger root (Zinger officanle), Pippali (
Piper longum), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Vacha (Acroros Calnus), Gudduchi herb (Tinospora Cordifolia), Suddha Bhalataka (Semacarpus anacardium), Suddha Vatsnabh (Ascnitum ferox). It has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Dose:- 2 Tablets daily with water after meal

4. VARA CHURNA

Ingredients:- Amlaki, Haritaki and Babhitaki, known as Triphala. It is effective against bowel toxins. Keeps the intestine healthy. Gives good results when taken with luke warm water. Vara Churan is much effective for the treatment of Piles.

Dose:- 1 tsp. twice daily with plain water after meal

OTHER TREATMENT FOR PILES

  • Increase physical activities. Exercise daily.
  • Increase fiber rich food including raw vegetables and fruits papaya, mango seeds, sesame seeds, bitter gourd, turnip, rice, wheat, radish, ginger and onion etc. in your diet.
  • Increase water and fluid intake including juices.
  • Avoid coffee, alcohol.
  • Avoid to lift heavy loads.
  • Avoid food which are not digested easily and spicy food.
  • Always maintain hygiene of anal area.
  • Avoid regular use of laxatives, as it can lead to habit and loses the natural ability to defecate.
  • Have enough sleep.

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