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Monday, December 10, 2018

Pitta Imbalance and Skin Diseases

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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.

TYPES 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.

ROLE OF PITTA DOSHA IN BALANCING SKIN PROBLEMS

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.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF VITIATED PITTA DOSHA?

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.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SKIN DISORDERS DUE TO VITIATED PITTA DOSHA?

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

TREATMENT OF SKIN DISORDERS DUE TO VITIATED PITTA DOSHA ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

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

TREATMENT OF SKIN DISORDERS BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR THE TREATMENT OF VARIOUS SKIN DISORDERS

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

SKIN CARE PACK INCLUDES

  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

Quantity

1.

Rubia cordifolia

Manjishtha

200 mg

2.

Fumaris officinalis

Pit papda

100 mg

3.

Swretia chiretta

Chirata

100 mg

4.

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:

Sr.No.

International Name

Common Name

Quantity

1.

Coral Calcium

Praval Pishti

125 mg

2.

Agate Calcium

Akik Pishti

125 mg

3.

An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound

Jawar Mohra Pishti

125 mg

4.

An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound

Kamdudha Ras

125 mg

5.

Pearl Calcium

Mukta Pishti

50 mg

6.

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.

AYURVEDIC HERBS FOR CONSTIPATION

  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

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?

WHAT IS FLATULENCE?

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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".

WHAT IS FLATULENCE AS PER AYURVEDA?

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.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF 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

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS SEEN IN FLATULENCE?

  • 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

WHAT DIET & LIFESTYLE SHOULD BE ADVISED?

  • 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.

DIET CHART

DON'TS

DO'S

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

 

WHAT ARE THE HOME REMEDIES WHICH HELP TO GET RID OF FLATULENCE?

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.

Planet Ayurveda offers pure and herbal products which are prepared under the guidance of MD Ayurveda keeping in mind the Ayurvedic concept. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives.

Herbal Remedies for Flatulence

Herbal Remedies for Flatulence

THE HERBAL REMEDIES OFFERED ARE

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.

GENERAL TIPS

Do

  • 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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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Ayurvedic Approach to Raynaud's disease - Types, Symptoms & Treatment

RAYNAUD'S DISEASE: OVERVIEW

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Raynaud's disease is a rare disorder of the blood vessels, which causes occasional episodes of reduced blood flow to certain body parts, due to spasm of arteries. The disease generally affects the fingers and toes; though, in some cases, it may also affects the ears, nose and lips.

Raynaud’s disease is also simply called Raynaud, or Raynaud’s phenomenon or Raynaud’s syndrome.

The occurrence of Raynaud’s disease is linked to a narrowing of the blood vessels of affected individuals, primarily as a result of cold or emotional stress. The narrowing of the blood vessels implies an excessive constriction of the smaller arteries which are responsible for supplying blood to the skin.

In people suffering from Raynaud’s disease, the narrowed blood vessels prevent the blood from getting to the surface of the skin, because of which the color of the affected parts of the body turns white, and subsequently, blue; often along with pain and numbness. The return of blood flow changes the color of the affected skin to red, and may also cause swelling or a throbbing/tingling sensation.

The episodes of reduced blood circulation typically last for a few minutes, but they may also sometimes last for several hours. In most cases of Raynaud’s disease, these episodes of reduced blood flow can be easily managed with some ‘self-care’ -- like wearing warm clothes -- because the disease is usually associated with cold temperatures. However, in severe cases, the reduced blood flow can lead to sores (skin ulcers) or tissue death (gangrene), both of which can be difficult to treat.

Raynaud’s disease is a medical condition commonly linked to people living in cold regions; with women having a potentially higher risk of the disease as compared to men.

TYPES OF RAYNAUD'S DISEASE

Raynaud's disease can be categorized into the two following types:

1. Primary Raynaud's Disease

This is a mild and most common type of Raynaud's disease, which is not caused by any other associated medical condition. It generally occurs between 15 and 30 years of age, and resolves on its own.

2. Secondary Raynaud's Disease

This type of Raynaud's disease is caused by an underlying health problem in affected individuals. It is a more severe type of Raynaud's, and usually occurs at around 40 years of age.

SYMPTOMS OF RAYNAUD'S DISEASE

The most common symptoms of Raynaud's disease are:

  • Cold and numb fingers or toes
  • Pain in fingers, toes or other affected parts of skin
  • Change in skin color because of cold or stress
  • Painful ‘pins and needles’ sensation upon return of blood flow
  • Difficulty in moving the affected area.

AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO RAYNAUD'S DISEASE

Ayurveda is a 'holistic' medicinal system, according to which a healthy life is a combined balance of a number of things, including doshas (prakriti or physical constitution), agni (digestive fire), dhatus (tissues), normal functioning of mala (waste products), and a happy state of atman (soul), sensory organs and mind.

Hence, Ayurvedic experts diagnose and treat diseases by taking into consideration the body, mind and soul of an individual as the unit.

The Ayurvedic treatment of Raynaud's disease involves the use of some beneficial herbs which can be helpful in reducing the number and severity of 'reduced blood flow' episodes, preventing damage to tissues, and treating the underlying medicinal condition, if any.

Ayurveda practitioners usually use treat the symptoms of Raynaud's disease, and prevent the spasm of arteries, with the help of medicines from the 'Rakta-Prasaadak' category mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR RAYNAUD'S DISEASE?

The most common treatment of Raynaud’s disease is to avoid the two known triggers of the condition --- cold and emotional stress. In addition, doctors practising modern medicine may also recommend the use of certain medications to dilate blood vessels and treat the underlying cause.

However, in accordance with the principles of Ayurveda, renowned herbal manufacturing company Planet Ayurveda offers some excellent herbal products to treat Raynaud’s disease. These 100% pure, natural and vegetarian products include:

Herbal Remedies for Raynaud's disease

herbal remedies for raynaud's disease
herbal remedies for raynaud's disease

1. Gotukola Capsules

To prepare these capsules, standardized extract of ‘Gotukola’ herb (Centella asiatica) is used. The herb has immense medicinal significance and properties to promote overall health.

The use of Gotukola capsules is beneficial for patients of Raynaud’s disease because the capsules can support healthy circulation of blood in the body, maintain a healthy metabolic rate, support brain health, and pacify the Pitta dosha.

Dosage: 2 capsules, two times a day.

2. Gandhak Rasayan

A combination of Shuddh Gandhak (Purified Sulphur) and several potent herbs is used for preparing these tablets. The herbs used are: Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Patra (Cinnamomum tamala), Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea),Shunti (Zingiber officinalis), and Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba).

These tablets are helpful in managing Raynaud’s disease because their natural components have antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties; and can treat skin disorders, cure fungal infections, relieve itchiness of skin, provide relief in burning sensation on skin, purify the blood and balance the Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas.

Dosage: 2 tablets, two times a day.

3. Brahmi Capsules

These capsules are prepared from standardized extract of 'Brahmi' herb (Bacopa Monneiri). The herb is an excellent health tonic, aphrodisiac and memory enhancer, and has immense therapeutic value.

The symptoms of Raynaud's disease can be managed with the help of these capsules because of their ability to relieve inflammatory conditions, regulate blood pressure, promote mental health, strengthen the immune system, reduce stress/anxiety, and remove free radicals from the body.

Dosage: 1 capsule, two times a day.

4. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

The standardized extracts of two potent anti-inflammatory herbal ingredients are used for preparing these capsules. These two ingredients are: ‘Shallaki’ (Boswellia serrata) herb, which has proven anti-inflammatory properties; and Curcumin (Curcuma longa) which is an excellent antioxidant.

The use of these capsules can benefit patients affected by Raynaud’s disease because of the ability of the two natural ingredients to increase blood supply to joint tissue, support healthy functioning of joints, maintain heart heath, and support the immune system.

Dosage: 1 capsule, two times a day.

5. Nirgundi Oil

The preparation of this amazing oil involves the use of the multipurpose and versatileNirgundi’ herb (Vitex negundo). This oil is usually applied topically to treat several conditions.

Patients affected by Raynaud’s disease can benefit from the use of Nirgundi oil because of its antioxidant, anticonvulsant, hepatoprotective and bronchial relaxant properties. The use of this oil can treat several skin disorders, reduce inflammation, cure arthritis and ulcers, and treat various respiratory diseases.

Usage: Patients suffering Raynaud’s disease should locally apply Nirgundi oil to affected parts of the skin.

CONCLUSION

Overall, for managing Raynaud's disease, affected individuals should wear warm clothes, keep their home warm, do regular exercise, practice yoga, and eat a balanced diet. Moreover, it is also important to stop smoking so that blood circulation improves, and avoid excessive consumption of cola, tea, or coffee.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

How to Cure Gas and Acidity?

WHAT IS GAS AND ACIDITY?

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The term acidity is used by a common man to explain his gastritis condition. As gas is the problem which is not stable in one place and keeps on moving where it finds empty space. As per Ayurvedic concept Vata dosha is responsible for the movement of gas in the whole body. In the same way Pitta dosha is responsible for the acidity as it leads to heartburn, burps, flatulence, fatting, and loss of appetite.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS SEEN WHEN YOU ARE SUFFERING WITH GAS AND ACIDITY?

  • Stiffness in the stomach
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Sour belching
  • Actual vomiting
  • Feeling of restlessness

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF GAS AND ACIDITY?

  • Spicy foods
  • Onions
  • Citrus products
  • Tomato products, such as ketchup
  • Fatty or fried foods
  • Peppermint
  • Chocolate
  • Too much consumption of alcohol, carbonated beverages, coffee or other caffeinated beverages
  • Large or fatty meals

WHAT SHOULD BE THE DIET & LIFESTYLE TO BE FOLLOWED?

  • One should avoid tea, coffee, and carbonated or alcoholic beverages.
  • No for processed and fermented foods.
  • Garlic, ginger, onions, tomatoes, and vinegar in cooking should be avoided.
  • No for rich gravies, sour, salty, and spicy foods.
  • Use of curd should be strictly avoided at night.
  • Meals should be always in a relaxed atmosphere at regular intervals.
  • Yoga and Pranayama such as Vajrasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Bhastrika Pranayama, Shitali Pranayama and Shitkari Pranayama should be practiced.

WHAT ARE THE HOME REMEDIES WHICH ARE HELPFUL?

1. Cumin And Coriander Seeds

Both of the herbs should be roasted and taken in powder (25 gm each) mixed with 50 gm of sugar.

Half spoon of the powder to be taken 3 times a day to get rid of hyperacidity.

2. Buttermilk

Is categorized as a satvic food as per Ayurveda. It is very useful in giving relief from bloating, improves the digestion, and relives mild constipation. As Buttermilk contains lactic acid that normalizes acidity in the stomach.

Sprinkle black pepper or 1 teaspoon of fresh ground coriander leaves for best and speedy relief.

3. Bananas

It is a fruit which is rich in potassium and is proved to be an excellent antidote to acidity as per its properties. Ripped banana can give you relief from the discomforting symptoms of acidity.

4. Coconut Water

When we drink coconut water the pH acidic level of your body turns alkaline. The intake of the water helps in the production of mucous which protect the stomach from harmful effect of acid formation. As it is rich in fiber also helpful in digestion and prevents re- occurrence of acidity.

Drink coconut water once daily.

5. Ginger

Has excellent digestive, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It gives relief from gastrointestinal irritation. Ginger also reduces inflammation and manages symptoms of acid reflux.

Chew a slice of ginger.

Take a spoonful of ginger juice mixed in normal water drink this mixture two-three times a day.

A slice of fresh ginger in a cup of boiling water and drink up.

6. Jaggery

Jaggery is rich in magnesium which boost the intestinal strength of the body. It also improves the digestion and reduces the formation of gas and acidity.

A piece of gur (Jaggery) to be taken after meal helps in digestion.

Gur sharbat gives cooling effect to stomach.

7. Fennel

It is beneficial is preventing stomach acidity, indigestion, and bloating. Fennel has gastrointestinal benefits.

Few fennel seeds to be soaked in water and drink up the water and chew on the fennel seeds to get immediate relief.

8. Tulsi

Tulsi boosts mucus production in the stomach and has antiulcer properties. It is helpful in comforting the discomfort. Chew on 5-6 Tulsi leaves daily.

9. Cardamom

Elaichi, or cardamom, is a multi-purpose remedy. It motivates digestion, reduces stomach contractions, soothes the stomach lining and prevents excessive acid production.

Crush two shells of elaichi in boiling water and drink it for quick results.

10. Cloves

Cloves boost saliva production, which helps in digestion and reducing the symptoms of acidity. To get relief from acidity, just bite a piece of clove and keep it in your mouth. The oils released from the clove will help in reducing the acidity within no time.

11. Amla

Also called the Indian gooseberry, Amla has high amounts of vitamin C in it, which helps in healing the agitated lining of the stomach and oesophagus.

Take one teaspoon of gooseberry powder to prevent acidity.

What Are The Herbal Remedies Which Are Helpful?

Planet Ayurveda offers the Ayurvedic medicines keeping in mind the Ayurvedic concept of the problem which are helpful in controlling the gas and acidity. Acidity care pack consists of popular and natural herbs that are used to treat gas and acidity. The effective herbal remedies helps to control and manage the causes and symptoms of gas and acidity.

Heart Care Pack

herbal remedies for gas and acidity

1. Heartburn Capsules

It's an herbal combination in form of capsules. The herbs used are Coral Calcium (Praval pishti), Agate calcium (Akik pishti), An Ayurvedic calcium compound (Jahar Mohra pishti), An Ayurvedic calcium compound (Kamdhudha Ras), Pearl Calcium (Mukta pishti), and Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy). The effect of the herbal medicine is cool which pacifies the pitta dosha. Maintains full digestive system.

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

2. Digestion Support Capsules

It's an herbal combination in form of capsules. The herbs used are Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), 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 30mins of meal.

3. Amalaki Rasayan

It is made from the extract of fresh Amla (Emblica officinalis). It increases the digestion, controls and reduces the gas and acidity. This herbal supplement also balances the pitta dosha of the body.

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

Why To Use Our Products?

  • We are using 100 % vegetarian capsules made from plant cellulose and not from hard gelatin.
  • Standardized extracts is used in the preparation of herbal supplements.
  • Products are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colors, yeast, binders, fillers and etc.
  • It’s formulated by MD Ayurveda experts.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

What’s the treatment for Ulcerative Colitis?

Before coming to the treatment of ulcerative colitis we must know a few important things about ulcerative colitis.

WHAT IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

What Is The Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition of large intestines, presented with inflammation, swelling, and ulcers of the large intestine. The large intestine is also known as colon, suffers from chronic inflammation, gradually developing tiny holes or ulcers producing pus or mucus. Ulcerative colitis affects the inner lining of the colon and rectum. Symptoms develop gradually. Ulceration and inflammation leads to abdominal pain, discomfort and damage the colon.

WHAT IS IBD?

IBD is inflammatory bowel disease. It comprises two major conditions, namely:

  1. Ulcerative colitis
  2. Crohn’s disease

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

Factors contributing to cause of ulcerative colitis are:

Immune System

Immune system protects our body against infections from virus and bacteria. But when this immune system mistakenly attack the lining of the intestine instead of foreign body and it leads to inflammation of the colon, gradually resulting in ulcers.

Genes

According to research certain abnormal genes are found to be responsible for ulcerative colitis. It is found running in families.

Environment

Regular or much intake of antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, oral contraceptives, and high-fat diet increases the risk of ulcerative colitis.

WHAT WILL BE THE SIGN AND SYMPTOMS?

Sign and symptoms of ulcerative colitis develop gradually. Patient suffering from ulcerative colitis can have mild or severe symptoms depending upon the severity and duration of the disease. Some of the important signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Bowel movements become more frequent and urgency to pass stool increases.
  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Blood in stool
  • Pus or mucus can be present in stool.
  • Rectal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • In young children, it can affect growth.

Sign and symptoms in ulcerative colitis patients occur periodically. There is a time when the patient feels completely fine and there are no symptoms and then again there is remission of complaints. This period of no sign and symptoms can be of days, months or even years. The remission is unpredictable.

WHO ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF DEVELOPING ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

However, people of any age can be affected with this disease but some people are more prone and at greater risk of developing it:

  • Age - People aging between 15 to 30.
  • Family History - The one having a family history of inflammatory bowel disease.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

According to the part of colon affected specifies the type of Ulcerative Colitis, ulcerative colitis can be of following types:

  • Ulcerative Proctitis - Is a type in which the part of colon near to anus, i.e. rectum is affected. There is rectal bleeding with loose stools and pain. It is the mildest form of ulcerative colitis.
  • Proctosigmoiditis - This is the type which is affecting the  rectum and sigmoid colon. Presented with complaints like blood in loose stool, abdominal pain, there is an urge to pass stool but not able to pass due to tenesmus.
  • Pancolitis - It affects the whole colon and the symptoms are more severe like bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, weight loss, and fatigue.
  • Left-sided Clitis - It affects rectum and left the side of colon involving sigmoid colon and descending colon. The symptoms seen are loose stool with blood, nausea, loss weight, abdominal pain.

HOW IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS DIAGNOSED?

The doctor may perform a few tests first to rule out other diseases which cause similar symptoms like Crohn's disease and coeliac disease. The basic tests to be carried out to diagnose ulcerative colitis are:

  1. Physical examination
  2. Family history and previous medical history
  3. Lab tests
  4. Endoscopy

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

Conventionally treatment for ulcerative colitis is intended to manage the symptoms. The aim is to initiate the relaxation period, i.e. when there are no signs and symptoms and to maintain it.

WHAT IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA?

Ulcerative colitis is known as pitta Grahani in Ayurveda and according to Ayurveda, it is caused due to the accumulation of toxins and impurities in the body. It is a disease of pitta dosha and a varying amount of Vata dosha involved too. Impurities and toxins (Ama) accumulate from food containing much amount of pitta. When one eats the food which aggravate the pitta slowly makes a coating on the lining of colon. This results that immune system identifies it as a foreign material and attack the colon affecting both rakht dhatu (blood) and mamsa dhatu (muscles).

Ayurvedic treatment involves gradually eliminating Ama and restoring the health of the colon.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU IN TREATING ULCERATIVE COLITIS AT PLANET AYURVEDA?

We at planet Ayurveda are working for many years to serve suffering humanity with the help of our 100% pure and herbal ayurvedic medicines. Planet Ayurveda offers you the most effective treatment of ulcerative colitis by Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack. The best quality of herbs is used to make these medicines, completely according to Ayurvedic principles. They are 100% natural, free from chemicals, vegetarian and do not have any side effects.

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Arjuna Capsules

These are made from Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) bark extract and is one of the best herbs for wound healing. So does it helps to heal the inner lining of the colon, stops bleeding, control diarrhea and prevent inflammation. It also improves hemoglobin resulting in increased overall health. Also helps in relieving fever and removes stone from urinary system. Arjuna promotes secretion of bile juice which lowers the blood pressure and decreases frequency of angina attack. The herb significantly decreases cholesterol level. It inhibits growth of cancer cells. The bark is cardiac stimulant and it has cooling and tonic effects.

DOSAGE: Take 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after a meal.

2. Vatsakadi Churna

It is very effective in ulcerative colitis. It is made from various herbs like Kutaj (Holarrhena antidysenterica), Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), Anar (Punica granatum), Choti elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), and Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans). The herb helps to heal the ulcer and maintain metabolic reactions. Kutaz present in this churna is used to treat dysentery. Herbal formulation acts wonderfully and have ability to treat any form of diarrhea. It is very effective in IBS also. It improves functioning of intestines. Foeniculum vulgare acts as anti-spasmodic, anti-microbial, pain and fever reducer. Kutaz helps in relieving menstrual disorders. The roots are effective in relieving urinary disorders as it soothes bronchial tubes.

DOSAGE: One teaspoon with plain water twice daily after a meal.

3. Pitta Balance

It is made from natural ayurvedic calcium compounds which help to stop bleeding and has a cooling effect on the body. It also helps to fulfill calcium needs of the body by pure ayurvedic calcium compounds. Pitta balance helps in removing frustration, anger and negative thoughts. Muscular cramps, legs cramp and restless leg syndrome can be treated by pitta balance. Due to its cooling effects it helps in maintaining blood pressure. It relieves acidity, bleeding gums, ulcers and piles. It acts as blood purifier and keep skin healthy and smooth. This remedy improves eyesight and digestion.

DOSAGE: One capsule twice daily with plain water after a meal.

4. Kutajghan Vati

Kutaz (Holarrhena antidysenterica) is made from the bark of the same tree which as its name helps to control diarrhea of any kind. It also reduces the inflammation and heals ulcers by removing Ama from the body and improves digestion. The use of herb result in controlling dysentery and diarrhea is as fast as modern medicine. It works wonderfully in IBS. It relieves ulcerative colitis without any side-effects.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets to be taken twice daily with plain water after a meal.

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