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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Powerful Natural Remedies For Hyperhidrosis - A Problem Of Excessive Sweating

Are you suffering from a problem of excessive sweating? We are not talking about sweating when you exercise or when you are in a hot temperature. Also, if you have fever, chances are you will break out in sweat. It is common because your body temperature is higher than normal at that time.

Have you ever experienced abnormally heavy sweating that is not necessarily related to exercise or heat? "Yes"! Are you fed up of using expensive perfumes or deodorants just to tackle this embarrassing problem and still no results? If so, then you must pay attention to your internal health.

A good perfume or deodorant can help control the odor from sweat, but won't stop you from sweating. Maybe, there is something wrong with your health. You may be suffering from Hyperhidrosis! What it is? Is there anything effective that can help manage this problem? Do not be stressed out with this problem as there is good news for you. Don't rush. This article will explain powerful natural remedies to effectively manage the problem of heavy sweating in a natural way. Keep on reading to learn more about this problem.

What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis, Excessive sweating

It is a common disorder characterized by excessive sweating that can affect just one area or the whole body. It is commonly active in the hands, feet, armpits and groin. No doubt, it is not a life threatening disorder, but it can be uncomfortable and disrupt the normal daily activities. Do not leave it unattended as it can cause skin infections too. So, get the proper treatment done before it poses a risk of any complication later.

Ayurvedic Approach To Manage Hyperhidrosis

Ayurveda, an ancient health care system, has been practiced in India for at least 5000 years. As per Ayurvedic principles, there are three doshas or bodily energies- vata, pitta and kapha dosha. Disturbances in any of the three doshas may leave an individual at a risk of developing any health condition.

Ayurveda believes in correcting the disorder by targeting the root cause. It focuses on balancing the affected dosha while managing the symptoms of any disease. The interesting thing, Ayurveda uses herbs in making Ayurvedic formulations that are natural and free from side effects.

In Ayurveda, this condition is known as Swedadhikya. The word Swedadhikya is a combination of two words- Sweda that means sweat and Adhikya that means excess. According to Ayurveda, heavy sweating may occur due to high pitta and problems with fat metabolism, mental conditions such as stress or anxiety. Remember, stress further increases sweating. So, it is important to keep stress hormones under control as well.

That’s why it is seen that people with diabetes, heart problems, stress disorder and hyperthyroidism usually sweat more. Unbalanced pitta dosha and stress may be the reason behind this problem with these people.

Those suffering from pitta imbalance problems have high chances of developing this problem. Are you also among those who have high pitta dosha? If so, adopt some pitta pacifying ways to manage the hotness and body temperature in order to control sweating.

So, what can be done to control Hyperhidrosis? In short, focus on balancing pitta dosha. How to balance it? Scroll down to learn about herbal formulations that can help balance pitta dosha, naturally.

Where To Get Natural Supplements For Hyperhidrosis?

Planet Ayurveda has an excellent combination of following 4 herbal formulations that can help people with the problem of excessive sweating manage their condition in a natural, safe and better way.

1. Pitta Balance

It is an amazing formula made with a unique combination of natural cooling compounds and herbs that can help restore pitta imbalance effectiveness. It is an excellent one to improve digestion, manage stress and anxiety. In short, it is a wonderful dietary supplement for those suffering from the problem of excessive sweating.

Dosage- One capsule, twice daily after meals.

2. Stress Support

As the name indicates, stress support is an extraordinary herbal formulation to balance stress hormones and in turn to control excess sweat. It is made with a blend of effective stress, controlling herbs to give you relief from stress and anxiety.

Dosage- One capsule, twice daily after meals.

3. Navkarshik Churna

This is another amazing formula to correct your pitta dosha. It is prepared using a unique combination of herbs that work in a synergistic manner to regulate heat in the body. Not only is it helpful in controlling sweating, but boosting immunity as well to minimize the risk of developing skin infections.

Dosage- One teaspoonful, twice daily after meals.

4. Chandanadi Vati

It is also an effective herbal formulation to balance pitta dosha. It can help maintain healthy digestion and metabolism to manage the problem of sweating.

Dosage- Two tablets, twice daily after meals.

Why Only Planet Ayurveda?

Why to take products from Planet Ayurveda? You may be wondering about the reasons for the same. Planet Ayurveda manufactures its herbal formulations keeping in mind the strict adherence of ancient Ayurveda. Each herbal product is designed to manage some specific symptoms while maintaining your overall good health. Here are some more reasons to choose products from the house of Planet Ayurveda!

  • We are using only 100 % standardized herbal extracts.
  • Only high quality ingredients are used while preparing any formulation.
  • We don’t test our products on animals.
  • There are no side effects of our products.
  • All our products are available at a reasonable price.
  • Each product is stringently tested for purity and consistency.
  • Our products are free from preservatives, additives, synthetic flavors and other chemicals.
  • Our products are 100 % vegetarian.

After knowing an effective natural way to manage hyperhidrosis, are you still going to hide your affected area under bulky sweaters? Would you still like to move to a chiller climate just because of excessive sweating? Before doing so, try above described herbal formulations to combat this problem! Sweating is embarrassing! But, no need to be stressed out as it can be well managed with these natural remedies.

Say Yes to Happiness, Again with Planet Ayurveda!

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

What Are The Benefits Of Kumkumadi Tailam?

From the time immemorial, Ayurveda has given important gifts to the mankind for enhancing beauty. The secrets of flawless skin have been known to Ayurvedic physicians since ages.

According to Ayurveda, when the doshas are imbalanced, they can affect any system of the body but skin is the most visible. Skin gives an indication to the physicians about the constitution at any given time.

The use of pure herbal extracts and essential oils have been mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts.

One such oil mentioned in Ayurvedic texts is Kumkumadi Tailam. It is an Ayurvedic herbal remedy for all the skin related problems such as improving skin texture, complexion.

The main ingredient of this classical oil preparation is 'Kumkuma' meaning Saffron.


  • Blemishes
  • Dark Circles
  • Acne or Pimples
  • Scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dull and complexion less skin
  • Skin whitening


Kumkumadi tailam is mainly used to treat the skin conditions such as: unusual pigmentation. It is equally effective for wrinkles and blemishes as well.

For Hyperpigmentation

  • Kumkumadi Tailam has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperpigmentation effect.
  • Due to its epidermal inflammatory response, there is oxidation of arachidonic acid and the release of prostaglandins, leukotrienes etc.
  • These chemicals thus released alter the activity of immune cells as well as melanocytes which results in hyperpigmentation.
  • Due to its properties, it breaks the chain of these chemical processes and exert anti-oxidant action. It also reduces the release of melanin pigment.

Acne Prevention

  • Kumkumadi Tailam has a mild cleansing effect which helps to prevent acne or pimples.
  • Regular massage of kumkumadi tailam is recommended as it removes the dead skin cells and prevents infections of the sebaceous glands.
  • Due to its anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, it is used to prevent acne or pimples.


  • The main ingredient of Kumkumadi Tailam is Saffron which acts as a natural sunscreen and absorbs UV rays.
  • So, it is better to use natural products as compared to chemical based lotions.

Scar Treatment

  • Use of Kumkumadi Tailan lightens the scar marks because of it anti-inflammatory properties. It penetrates through the skin and reduces inflammation.
  • It is also helpful in the treatment of acne scars.

For Treating Blemishes

  • Local application of Kumkumadi Tailam on the skin is helpful in fading the blemishes and also helpful in restoring the natural colour of the skin.

For Dark Circles

  • Kumkumadi Tailam contains licorice which contains a phytochemical known as glabridin which is quite effective in removing dark circles.
  • It also contains sesame oil which relieves muscle tension that causes dark circles.

Skin Whitening

  • This oil contains Rakt Chandan which is rich in anti-oxidants and is very effective in treating black spots, blemishes thus helps in brightening the skin tone.
  • Moreover, carotenoids present in saffron are rich in anti-oxidants that helps in brightening the skin tone.

Dry Lips

  • Due to extreme weather conditions and dehydration, lips become dry.
  • Its anti-oxidant properties and it contains Ushira which acts as a moisturizer that protect the lips.

Stretch Marks

  • The oil contains certain herbs that are rich in sterols.
  • Sterols promote skin elasticity.
  • The presence of saffron helps in strengthening the skin as well as soothes the inflammation.

Oily Skin

  • Due to the clogging of pores from dirt, impurities and bacteria, there is an over-production of excess oil from the sebaceous glands.
  • Due to the presence of Glycorrhiza glabra as an herbal ingredient in Kumkumadi Tailam, it can be used by the persons who are having oily skin.
  • This herb has the ability to dry out excess oils from the skin thus prevents oily skin.

Anti-aging Properties

  • Due to its anti-oxidant properties and rich in minerals, it protects the skin from sun damage.


Yes, due to the natural ingredients used in the manufacture of this oil, Kumkumadi Tailam can be safely used for skin rashes, dryness, itching etc.

  • In babies, eczema is a common problem. In this condition, large pores are created which cause loss of moisture from the skin. Therefore, the skin becomes dry and itchy.
  • This oil provides great relief from eczema in babies as it contains anti-septic properties.


Planet Ayurveda offers Kumkumadi Tailam which is formulated as per Indian Classical texts.

Kumkumadi Tailam by Planet Ayurveda is 100% pure, free from chemicals and preservatives.

kumkumadi oil, kumkumadi tailam


It consists of the following herbs as ingredients:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

Botanical Name



Rakta Chandan

Pterocarpus santalinus




Rubia cordifolia




Glycrrhiza glabra




Berberis aristata




Prunus puddum




Vetiveria zizaniodes




Ficus benghalensis




Crocus sativus




Ficus religiosa




Mesua ferrea




Sesamum indicum



Cow's Milk




Dashmool Powder



Net Volume: 30 ml.

Direction for Use: Clean face, pat dry and massage gently 10-15 drops of Kum Kumadi Tailam. Leave the application overnight and wash in the morning.

Precaution: For oily skin, do not use this oil at night.


Clear and radiant skin requires nutrition, oleation and hydration.

In Ayurveda, Pitta soothing diet is recommended for healthy skin.

  • Make sure that the skin is properly hydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. For lubricating the skin, massage the skin with sesame oil regularly.
  • Avoid spicy, fermented, fried food items. Include cow's ghee, coriander, fennel, cardamom in the diet. Avoid pungent, sour and salty foods.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
  • Eat plenty of fresh leafy vegetables. It will support healthy liver. The green vegetables have the highest value of anti-oxidant value.
  • Herbs such as neem and turmeric support healthy blood and skin.
  • Make sure that your bowel movements are regular.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Diet Principles & Tips in Ayurveda

This article is based on Ayurveda dietary Tips or Principles. Knowledge about Proper and balanced diet can help us to prevent from spending huge sum of money on various health disorders. It's really very important to mention that we have a lot to learn in Ayurveda and there are no limitations.

Diet Principles & Tips in Ayurveda

You can find thousands of lines and shlokas only in our great master's books like Charak Samhita, Sushrutha Samhita and Astanga Hrudya. Below mentioned lines which are full of knowledge can definitely help you to stay happy and healthy!

1. आरोग्यं भोजनाधीनम् (काश्यपसंहिता, खि. 5.9):

First of all as mentioned in Kashyap samhita, we must know that our health depends upon the diet what we eat. It's all about our diet only! This means, we should not think just to fill our stomach with food, think that what we are eating can have positive or negative effects of the same on our health.

2. एकाशनभोजनं सुखपरिणामकराणां श्रेष्ठम् (च.सू. 25.40):

This means, intake of meal, once in 24 hours can help us to stay healthy because of its proper digestion and assimilation.

3. कालभोजनमारोग्यकराणां श्रेष्ठम् (च.सू. 25.40):

It is always best to take food at the right time!

4. अन्नं वृत्तिकराणां श्रेष्ठम् (च.सू. 25.40, चयनित अंश):

Food is only the right choice for body strengthening.

5. सर्वरसाभ्यासो बलकराणाम् श्रेष्ठम् (च.सू. 25.40, चयनित अंश):

Foods which are filled with all the tasted (sweet, sour, salt, pungent, astringent and bitter) – are best to consume.

6. आमलकं वयः स्थापनानां श्रेष्ठम् (च.सू. 25.40, चयनित अंश):

Indian gooseberry or Amla is considered as a best –anti aging remedy.

7. नाप्रक्षालितपाणिपादवदनो (च.सू. 8.20):

It was mentioned by Maharshi Charak, five thousand years back. Again it was written by Acharya Bag Bhatt during 7th-8th century, as - धौतपादकराननः (अ.हृ.सू. 8.35-38). It simply means that before our meal, we should always wash our hands, feet and face.

There is a research also behind this. London school of hygiene and topical medicine researchers declared that not washing hands before taking food can cause loose motions or diarrhea and other digestive disorders.

8. नाशुद्धमुखो (च.सू. 8.20):

One should always clean the mouth before taking food, which is the right way by our masters.

9. न कुत्सयन्न कुत्सितं न प्रतिकूलोपहितमन्नमाददीत (च.सू. 8.20):

Refrain yourself from spoiled food or food offered by enemies.

10. न नक्तं दधि भुञ्जीत (च.सू. 8.20):

It's very important information about curd. Curd should not be taken at night and also avoid which is sour.

11. पूर्वं मधुरमश्नीयान् (सु.सू. 46.460):

Always prefer sweet things in the beginning. Try to finish your meal with pungent, astringent and bitter tests for proper digestion.

12. आदौ फलानि भुञ्जीत (सु.सू. 46.461):

Fruits must be taken before your meal, taking them later is against the rule.

13. पिष्टान्नं नैव भुज्जीत (सु.सू. 46.494):

One should not prefer heavy foods (e.g. made from grinding rice and black lentils – dosa, idali etc.)

14. भुक्त्वाऽपि यत् प्रार्थयते भूयस्तत् स्वादु भोजनम् (सु.सू. 46.482):

Food that is asked again and again, definitely must be delicious.

15. उष्णमश्नीयात् (च.वि. 1.24.1):

Always prefer warm food. Take care, it must not be very hot as that can lead to burning feeling, thirst, giddiness and other pitta vitiated disorders.

16. स्निग्धमश्नीयात् (च.वि. 1.24.2):

Always prefer bit oily food but that does not mean, you should have very oily as soaked in oil or ghee. Remember, dry food leads to poor complexion and strength but oilier can also cause laziness, fatigue, anorexia and chest pain.

17. मात्रावदश्नीयात् (च.वि. 1.24.3):

Take your meal as per your need. It should not be very less or more in quantity.

18. जीर्णेऽश्नीयात् (च.वि. 1.24.4):

It is always advised to have your next meal after the digestion of previous one.

19. वीर्याविरुद्धमश्नीयात् (च.वि. 1.24.5):

Refrain yourself from anti-foods like taking milk with pickle.

20. इष्टे देशे इष्टसर्वोपकरणं चाश्नीयात् (च.वि. 1.24.6):

Prefer your meal according to your desired place and goods. This helps to stay happy and healthy.

21. नातिद्रुतमश्नीयात् (च.वि. 1.24.7):

Do not eat very fast. You should take time to chew and have your meal.

22. नातिविलम्बितमश्नीयात् (च.वि. 1.24.8):

Also it should not be delayed for a very longer time.

23. अजल्पन्नहसन् तन्मना भुञ्जीत (च.वि. 1.24.9):

One should not laugh while taking food.

24. आत्मानमभिसमीक्ष्य भुञ्जीत (च.वि. 1.25):

One should always think about good/bad qualities of foods having. Always keep in mind about their qualities and properties before having it.

25. अशितश्चोदकं युक्त्या भुञ्जानश्चान्तरा पिबेत् (सु.सू. 46.482):

Do not drink water as soon as you finish your meal. It should be taken after half an hour at least.

26. हिताहितोपसंयुक्तमन्नं समशनं स्मृतम्। बहु स्तोकमकाले वा तज्ज्ञेयं विषमाशनम्।।

अजीर्णे भुज्यते यत्तु तदध्यशनमुच्यते। त्रयमेतन्निहन्त्याशु बहून्व्याधीन्करोति वा।। (सु.सू. 46.494):

Mixing healthy and unhealthy food, eating less or more quantity, eating at right time or wrong time, eating again before the digestion of previous meal…all these can lead to different kind of disorders.

27. प्राग्भुक्ते त्वविविक्तेऽग्नौ द्विरन्नं न समाचरेत्। पूर्वभुक्ते विदग्धेऽन्ने भुञ्जानो हन्ति पावकम्। (सु.सू.46. 492-493):

Do not eat again if your morning meal has not digested fully otherwise it may lead to ama and vitiation of digestive fire.

28. भुक्त्वा राजवदासीत यावदन्नक्लमो गतः। ततः पादशतं गत्वा वामपार्श्वेन संविशेत्।। (सु.सू. 46.487)

Sit straight, after your meal. Later walk for 100 steps and lie down on left side for proper digestion.

29. नसक्तूनेकानश्नीयान्न निशि न भुक्त्वा न बहून्न द्विर्नोदकान्तरितात् न छित्त्वा द्विजैर्भक्षयेत् (च.सू. 8.20):

Sattu – flour of roasted grains, should not be taken without ghee and sugar. It should not even be taken at night, in large quantity, twice a day, or taken with ample of water or chewing very harshly.

30. आहारः प्रीणनः सद्यो बलकृद्देहधारकः। आयुस्तेजः समुत्साहस्मृत्योजोऽग्निविवर्द्धनः। (सु.चि., 24.68):

To stay away from diseases and be healthy, right food is the only key and it can work wonders like medicine also. It means, right choice of food can give you satisfaction, strength, long life, energy, good memory, strong immunity and good digestion power. Food which is clean, healthy, full of nutrients helps to keep one's mind and soul happy.

31. हिताशीस्यान्मिताशीस्यात्कालभोजीजितेन्द्रयः| पश्यन्रोगान्बहून्कष्टान्बुद्धिमान्विषमाशनात्|| (च.नि. 6.11):

Keeping in mind, bad effects of unhealthy food…one must have a good control on senses and should always prefer timely – healthy food

Its True That When We Are Hungry, We Need Food Not Principles. But If We Are Aware Of All These Ayurveda Aahara Niyam (Ayurveda – Food – Principles), We Can Get Rid Of Various Health Issues And Can Stay Happy And Healthy!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Pitta Imbalance and Skin Diseases

pitta imbalance, skin diseases, skin disorders, acne

According to Ayurveda, Pitta signifies fire and it governs all the transformation, metabolism in the body as well as in the mind. This dosha is responsible for the digestion of food. It is responsible for digestive fire or "agni" of the body. At the mind level, it gives the power to discriminate between right and wrong. It comprises fire and water elements. The Pitta dosha is related with blood. Hence, the cause of most of the blood disorders is imbalance of Pitta dosha.


Though Pitta is only one but based on the location and functions, it is divided into five types:

  1. Pachak Pitta
  2. Ranjak Pitta
  3. Sadhak Pitta
  4. Alochak Pitta
  5. Bhrajak Pitta

1. Pachak Pitta

As the name indicates, it is located between stomach and large intestine. This Pitta is predominant with fire element but has less water element. Its main function is to divide the food into essence and waste. Among all the types of Pitta, Pachaka Pitta is the dominant one.

2. Ranjak Pitta

This Pitta is located in stomach (duodenum). The function of Ranjak Pitta is to convert the useful part of the essence into the blood. It converts Rasa Dhatu into Rakta Dhatu.

3. Sadhak Pitta

This Pitta is located in the heart. The main function of Sadhak Pitta is to provide intelligence, wisdom etc.

4. Alochak Pitta

This Pitta is located in eyes therefore helps in vision.

5. Bhrajak Pitta

This type of Pitta resides in the skin and helps in providing colour to the skin as well as complexion.


As discussed above, Bhrajak Pitta and Ranjak Pitta types are responsible for providing lustrous skin as well as imparting colour to the skin. Thus, imbalance of these types of Pitta doshas are responsible for various skin disorders.


Due to the excessive consumption of unctuous foods such as oily and fried foods, there is a disturbance in the metabolism causing excessive fat deposition as well as errors in metabolism. These foods don't get digested easily and leads to the formation of "Ama" (endotoxins) in the body. This ama blocks the channel and therefore deprives the tissues from nutrition including skin. These circulating toxins damage the skin and also hamper skin defenses. Therefore, the skin becomes susceptible to various skin disorders.


There Are Symptoms Such As

  1. Itching
  2. Pricking sensation
  3. Inflamed lesions such as wasp sting
  4. Burning sensation
  5. Fever
  6. Vomiting
  7. Acne
  8. Dark circles under the eyes
  9. Blemishes


The science of Ayurveda deals with acute and chronic skin diseases including the worst and complicated ones.


Planet Ayurveda offers Skin Care Pack and Pitta Balance capsules for the treatment of various Skin Disorders:


  1. Aloe Vitals Capsules
  2. Radiant Skin Hair Nails
  3. Kum Kumadi Tailam
  4. Neem Capsules

Skin Care Pack

1. Aloe Vitals Capsules

Aloe Vitals Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the standardized extract of the herb Aloe barbadensis. This herb possesses various anti-oxidant properties and effectively eliminates toxins from the body. This herb has various effects on the skin well. It rejuvenates the skin and makes it shiny and strong. It prevents wrinkles, clears blemishes and also prevents aging marks.

DOSAGE: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Radiant Skin, Hair & Nails Formula

These capsules of Planet Ayurveda contain natural ingredients that aid in skin cell repair and growth. These capsules help in providing firmness, smoothness and elasticity to the skin. This herbal formula is an answer to all the skin problems and helps in keeping the skin glowing and moist.

Ingredients of Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula:

Sr. No.

Botanical Name

Indian Name



Rubia cordifolia


200 mg


Fumaris officinalis

Pit papda

100 mg


Swretia chiretta


100 mg


Aloe barbadensis

Ghrit Kumari

100 mg

DOSAGE: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Kumkumadi Tailam

Kumkumadi Tailam is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy consisting of 16 precious herbs. It is used in Ayurvedic system of medicine since ages. This oil is used externally for various skin disorders especially in the conditions such as skin tightening, curing dark patches under the eyes as well as in the total skin care. It helps in illuminating the skin colour, makes skin fairer and adds radiance to the skin and also removes blemishes, scars and wrinkles naturally.

HOW TO USE: (Bed Time) - Clean the face and take few drops to massage gently for 5-10 minutes. For best results, leave the application overnight and wash with plain water in the morning.

4. Neem Capsules

Neem Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the standardized extract of the herb Azadirachta indica. Neem is useful in eliminating the disorders due to Pitta, Kapha and Vata especially Pitta dosha due to its bitter taste, it purifies the blood by eliminating toxins from the body. It is considered as the best blood purifier since ages. Neem is a potent anti-oxidant as well.

DOSAGE: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

5. Pitta Balance Capsules

Pitta Balance Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a unique combination of several unique combination of various cooling and natural calcium compounds. These capsules act as a blood purifier and help to keep the skin healthy and clear.

Ingredients of Pitta Balance Capsules:


International Name

Common Name



Coral Calcium

Praval Pishti

125 mg


Agate Calcium

Akik Pishti

125 mg


An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound

Jawar Mohra Pishti

125 mg


An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound

Kamdudha Ras

125 mg


Pearl Calcium

Mukta Pishti

50 mg


Tinospora cordifolia extract

Giloy satv

125 mg

DOSAGE: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

How to relieve constipation using Ayurvedic herbs?

How to relieve constipation using Ayurvedic herbs

According to Ayurveda, there are numbers of natural ways to treat constipation. Ayurveda is the natural healing process which has no side effects on our body. Constipation is a very common gastric disorder in which there is the inability to pass stool. In some case, it becomes difficult and painful. According to Ayurveda, the herbs such as Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Aloe Vera, Bibhitaki (Terminali bellerica), Psyllium Husk and Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurrao) are the best treatment.

According to Ayurveda, constipation is known as Vibandh. In Ayurveda, there are three doshas (kapha, pitta, and vata). In case of constipation, there is an imbalance in vata dosha. During constipation undigested food get slowly accumulated in the stomach and intestine which leads to an imbalance in vata dosha. When your digestive tract is not properly clean then there is a disturbance in your bowel movement and ultimately there is constipation problem.


  1. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  2. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  3. Aloe vera
  4. Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurrao)
  5. Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  6. Psyllium Husk

Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

Amalaki and Amla is the most used herb in Ayurveda. Amla is the very good antioxidant and protects our body cells from oxidative damages. According to Ayurveda, this is the best herb for constipation problem and medicinal properties of Amalaki are: it is sour, bitter, sweet, astringent, pungent in taste, coolant in qualities, after digestion it undergoes sweet taste, coolant in qualities, and cold in potency. Amalaki facilitates the digestion, to regulate the proper digestion and elimination of waste. It has been used in Ayurveda from centuries. It is the best treatment for constipation patient. This herb has great antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties which provides protection from oxidative damage. Due to its coolant properties, it helps to balance and pacify pitta in the body. Regular and daily consumption of this herb provides you with a good amount of vitamin C to your body. Due to all these properties, you should add this herb to your daily diet because it can also boost your immune system.

Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)

This is one of best herbal treatment for constipation. It is distributed in South East, Sri Lanka, Nepal and India and it belongs to the Combretaceae family. Regular and continuous consumption of this herb during constipation will ultimately improve your disturbed bowel movement and also increase digestion power. According to Ayurveda, this herb is, hot in potency, pungent, bitter, sweet, sour, astringent in taste, light and dry in qualities, and after digestion, it converts into a sweet taste. Haritaki has very good laxative and carminative property which is also good for proper digestion. Like Amalaki, this also contains antioxidant property. Along with constipation, this herb is also good for skin problems, weight loss, heart conditions, diabetes, and also cleanse the urinary tract.

Aloe Vera

The scientific name of the plant is Aloe barbadensis and it belongs to the Liliaceae family. Aloe Vera has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-fungal antibacterial properties, which helps in various body ailments. It keeps your body healthy and protects it from various bacterial and fungal infection. Aloe Vera is the succulent plant mainly grow in dry, tropical areas. According to the Ayurvedic point of view, this herb is cold in potency, bitter in taste, oily, sticky and slimy in qualities. It also balances all the three doshas (kapha, pitta, and vata). This plant grows up to 60 to 100 cm in height and stems are green in color. Aloe vera juice is the best herbal treatment for proper digestion, you should drink it before your meal. This will helps to cure gas, bloating and constipation problem.

Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurrao)

It is the plant which mainly grows in the Himalayan region. In Ayurveda, the roots and rhizome of the plant has been used for various treatments. Katuki is known as a cooling agent, which helps to remove excessive fire energy from the body. Katuki balances the pitta and kapha, which can cause digestion and acidity problems which helps to improve digestion, metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. There are some phytochemical in this herb such as pikuroside, phenol glycosides, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy acetophenone, veronicosides, and cucurbitacin glycosides. According to the Ayurvedic point of view, this herb is cold in potency, bitter in taste, light to digest, and undergoes pungent taste after digestion. Laxative in this herb helps to control the bowel movement and helps to ease the constipation. You should add this herb to your diet during constipation.

Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)

This is one of another herb used for digestion problem. The oil obtained from these seeds of this herb is cold in potency and due to this property, it will help to mitigate pitta and vata dosha. It treats not only constipation problem but it is also good for diarrhea. Due to the laxative action of this herb, it will help to treat constipation and make your stool soft so that it can easily pass through the intestine. In Ayurveda, the medicinal properties of this herb are light to digest, astringent in taste, dry, hot in potency and undergo sweet taste after digestion.


Psyllium herb is rich in fiber so it helps in constipation. During constipation add one tablespoon of psyllium husk to one glass of water and drink it. You can also blend psyllium husk in your smoothies. This herb is cultivated all over India. In Ayurveda along with constipation problem this herb is also used for diarrhea, diabetes, weight loss, lower high cholesterol level, and has a prebiotic effect.

The use of these herb will improve the digestion and increase the digestive fire (Agni). Improvement in the system will make the stool soft, regular and get rid of constipation.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

How to cure flatulence?


how to cure flatulence

Too much of air or gas in the stomach or intestines due to the waste gas produced during digestion and which bloats the organs is called Flatulence. It is the passing gas from the digestive system out of the back passage. It's more commonly known as "farting".


As per Ayurveda Flatulence is called Aadhaman. The cause of it is due to an imbalance of Vata and Pitta Dosha. Pitta in body represents the presence of heat or fire. Pitta controls the digestive fire or jatharagni in the body which is the fire that helps in digestion of food. Vata symbolizes air or wind. Poor and weak digestive fire is cause of low Pitta Dosha and aggravated Vata Dosha. Which results to hampered and disturbed digestion. Impaired digestion of food leads to flatulence.


  • Heavy meal
  • Stress, depression
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol and smoking
  • Excessive spicy foods
  • Aerated drinks and colas
  • Not drinking sufficient water
  • Peptic ulcers and gastritis
  • Bloating


  • Belching and headache in some cases
  • Lethargy and dullness
  • Increased frequency or excessive instances of passing gas,
  • Smelly or foul smelling gas production
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain or feeling of heaviness in the abdomen
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Severe cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting sometimes


  • Should follow vata-pacifying, easily digestible and nutritious diet.
  • Avoid raw foods, even raw salads, sprouted beans and pulses.
  • Use vata-pacifying herbs like asafetida, celery seeds, cumin seeds and cardamom while cooking.
  • Whole wheat and brown rice are helpful.
  • Food should be ate in calm and soothing surroundings with no disturbance.
  • Always fresh and warm food should be eaten whenever you feel hungry.
  • Practice Vajrasan and Agnisaar Pranayama Yogasanas daily.




Grains – No for it

Grains to be consumed

  • Millets - Bajra may cause acidity.
  • Rice ( not at night)
  • Brown bread
  • Oat meal
  • Brown rice
  • Cereal

Note – Rich in fiber and good for acidity.

Fruits – Should not be consumed

Fruits to be consumed

  • High citrus fruits should be avoided
  • Oranges
  • Grape fruit
  • Cranberries
  • Lemon
  • Dates (unsoaked)
  • All sour fruits


  • Watermelon
  • Yellow bananas
  • Musk melon
  • Papaya
  • Figs
  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Dates - soaked

Note – Low citrus fruits and they don’t form the gas hence provide relief in acidity

Vegetables- No for it

Consumable Vegetables

  • Yam (all of its varieties)
  • Capsicum
  • Brinjal (Sometimes)
  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus
  • Green beans
  • Carrot
  • Radish
  • Cruciferous Vegetables ( broccoli, cabbage and few more)
  • Pumpkin
  • All gourds are good to have like bottle gourd, ash gourd,  ridge gourd (ghiya, petha, tori etc)

Non Vegetarian items to be avoided

Vegetarian items to be taken

  •  Avoid fried meat product
  • Red meat 
  • Baked, steamed and grilled poultry and meats
  • Egg white

Spices should be avoided

  • Spices like red chili (lal mirch), green chili (hari mirchi), cloves (laung), and black pepper (kali mirch) should be avoided in the acidity problem because they cause the heartburn and stomach upset.
  • Fennel (saunf), Carom (azwain), Fenugreek (methi), Cumin (jeera) And Coriander (dhaniya) are good.

Other food items – No for it

Other food products – should eat

  • Caffeine
  • Fast foods
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Alcohol
  • High fat foods
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot drinks
  • Smoking
  • Tomato sauce
  • Salted butter
  • Herbal tea made from cumin-jeera, coriander-dhaniya and fennel seeds - saunf is good to have.
  • Take Indian goose berry –amla powder daily after meal.
  • Mixture of Indian goose berry, fennel and licorice powder in quantity of 1 tsp is good after each meal.
  • Lentils can be taken which are light to digest.
  • Homemade butter (without salt)
  • Cow ghee is best



1. Fresh slice of ginger with pinch of rock salt (black salt) 10mins before and after meal which helps in improving digestion and avoid bloating.

2. Fennel seeds have cooling effect which pacifies the pitta and improves the digestion. Tea made with fennel seeds controls bloating, gas, cramps, abdominal pain and it also act as a diuretic.

3. Cumin seeds have cooling effect which pacifies the pitta and improves the digestion. Chew half teaspoon of cumin seeds till it turns into paste.

4. Make a decoction using coriander, cumin and fennel seeds- all these herbs have cooling effect that increases and improves digestion. It reduces the abdominal pain, gas and flatulence.

  • Take 1/4th of each coriander, cumin and fennel. (Dhaniya, Jeera and Sounf)
  • Boil all these ingredients in about 400 ml of water.
  • Boil to prepare decoction.
  • Boil till 50 to 60 ml remains.
  • Filter and drink twice daily.

5. Mint has calming and cooling effect which pacifies the pitta dosha and improves the digestion.

  • Chew the fresh leaves of mint.
  • Make a decoction of mint leaves and water.
  • Make a paste (Herbal chutney) of fresh mint leaves, cumin seeds powder and add a pinch of salt. Eat this paste twice daily.

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Herbal Remedies for Flatulence

Herbal Remedies for Flatulence


1. Mahashankh Vati

It is in form of tablet and is formulation of herbs like Pippali (Piper longum), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti mool (Baliospermum montanum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Hingu (Ferula-asafoetida). These herbal tablets control hyper acidity, burping, heart burn and abdominal pain.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after 30 mins of meal.

2. Agnitundi Vati

It is in form of tablet and is formulation of herbs like Triphala- (Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Cumin (Cuminum cyminum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes) and few more. It balances pitta doshas. Increases the appetite and supports healthy digestion.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after 30 mins of meal.

3. Digestion Support Capsules

It’s an herbal combination in the form of capsules. The herbs used are Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), Pippali (Piper longum) and Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum). It is an herbal supplement which promotes and encourages the digestive system which reduces the formation of acidity.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after 30 mins of meal.



  • Little and less food should be ate often
  • Chew the food properly
  • Regular exercise improves digestion
  • Eat a healthful, balanced diet
  • Peppermint tea or any herbal tea improves the digestion and settle the stomach

Do Not

  • Smoke and drink alcohol
  • Don’t chew gum, suck pen tops, or hard sweets
  • Never eat any trigger foods that are hard to digest, or foods known to cause farts

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