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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ayurvedic Treatment for Brain Tumor and Alternative Treatment for Tumors

Brain Tumors - Ayurvedic Treatment of Brain Tumor

Types of Brain Tumors

There are many types of brain tumors and so are many ways to treat them. Convention medical advices should not be ignored. The listed ayurvedic medicines are traditional bhasma medicines described in ancient ayurvedic texts as treatment of cancers and various tumours. These can be considered as alternative treatment of tumours. All these should be taken under the supervision or guidance of an Ayurvedic expert and as an alternative treatment for Brain tumors.

In my practice, I have seen wonderful results, with these bhasma medicines recommended in ayurvedic texts as tumor healing traditional medicines. It is better to contact us personally by meeting (especially if one affords to meet). If the patients are located far off, then atleast talk to Dr. Vikram Chauhan and discuss the case before starting anything.You can call at +91-172-521-4030 and fix the appointment for tele-talk. You can send scanned reports and other documents via e-mail.


Gliomas as a group are considered the most common type of brain tumor. A glioma is a tumor that grows from a glial cell, which is a supportive cell in the brain. There are two types of supportive cells: astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. Therefore, most gliomas are called either astrocytoma or oligodendroglioma, or a mixture of both. Gliomas are graded (how much the tumor appears like normal brain tissue) from I to IV based on their degree of aggressiveness. A grade I glioma is a benign tumor, while grades II through IV are tumors with an increasing degree of aggressiveness and are therefore considered increasingly malignant in potential.

Types of Gliomas

  1. Astrocytoma is the most common type of glioma. Astrocytomas begin in cells called astrocytes in the cerebrum or cerebellum. Glioblastoma multiforme (also called grade IV astrocytoma) is a very aggressive form of astrocytoma.
  2. Oligodendroglioma is a tumor that develops from cells called oligodendrocytes. These cells are responsible for producing the myelin that surrounds nerves.
  3. Brain stem gliomas begin in the glial cells in the brain stem.
  4. Ependymomas, which begin in the ependyma (the cells that line the passageways in the brain where cerebrospinal fluid is made and stored.
  5. Mixed tumors, which are composed of more than one of the glial cell types.

Non-Glioma Tumors

Non-glioma tumors begin in other types of cells in the CNS, and are described as either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

  1. Meningioma is the most common primary non-glioma brain tumor. It begins in the meninges surrounding the brain and spinal column and is most often benign. Meningioma can cause significant symptoms if it grows and presses on the brain or spinal cord.
  2. Acoustic schwannoma (also called acoustic neuroma) is a rare tumor that begins in the vestibular nerve and is normally benign.
  3. Craniopharyngioma is a benign tumor that begins near the pituitary gland. These tumors are rare.
  4. Medulloblastoma, which begins in granular cells in the cerebellum, is most common in children and is most often malignant.
  5. Primary CNS lymphoma is a form of lymphoma (cancer that begins in the lymphatic system) that starts in the brain.
  6. The pineal and pituitary glands, located near the base of the brain, are the location of about a small no. of all brain tumors.

Risk Factors

  • Age:- Children and older adults are two groups most likely to be diagnosed with brain tumors.
  • Gender:- Men are generally more likely than women to develop gliomas, while women are more likely to be affected by meningiomas.
  • Home/occupational exposures:- Occupational exposures to solvents, pesticides, oil products, rubber, or vinyl chloride may increase the risk of developing a brain tumor, although there is no scientific evidence to date. Black hair dye has also been researched as a potential cause of brain tumors, although the data remains inconclusive at this time.
  • Some genetic conditions:- Some genetic conditions, such as von Hippel-Lindau disease, Turcot syndrome, or neurofibromatosis, increase the risk of developing a brain tumor.
  • Exposure to infections, viruses, and allergens:- Infection with the Epstein-Barr virus increases the risk of CNS lymphoma. Several types of other viruses have been shown to cause brain tumors in experimental animal studies; however, more data is needed in order to determine if exposure to infections, other viruses, or allergens affect brain tumor risk.
  • Electromagnetic fields:- Electromagnetic fields, such as energy from power lines or from cell phone use, may or may not increase the risk of developing a brain tumor.
  • Ethnicity:- In the United States, whites have higher rates of gliomas but lower rates of meningioma than blacks. The rate of malignant brain tumors in Japan is less than half the rate of Northern Europe.
  • Lonizing radiation:- Treatment with ionizing radiation (including x-rays) has shown, in some cases, to be a risk factor for brain tumors.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Headaches, which may be severe and may worsen with activity or in the early morning.
  • Seizures
  • Personality or memory changes
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Vision changes such as blurred

Specific Symptoms related to Vision

Symptoms specific to the location of the tumor includes;

  • Pressure or headache near the tumor
  • Loss of balance and difficulty with fine motor skills
  • Changes in judgment, including loss of initiative, sluggishness, and muscle weakness or paralysis (Frontal lobe of the cerebellum)
  • Partial or complete loss of vision (occipital lobe of the cerebellum)
  • Changes in speech, hearing, memory, or emotional state including aggressiveness and problems understanding or retrieving words (temporal lobe of the cerebellum)
  • Altered perception of touch or pressure, arm or leg weakness on one side of the body, confusion with left and right sides of the body (parietal lobe of the cerebellum)
  • Inability to look upward (pineal tumor)
  • Lactation, altered menstrual periods, and growth in hands and feet in adults (pituitary tumor)

Diagnosis as per Modern Science

Imaging tests

  1. Magnetic resonance Imaging
  2. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  3. Computerized Tomography
  4. Positron emission tomography
  5. Myelogram

Neurological hearing and Vision tests

  1. Blood tests
  2. Lumbar puncture
  3. Electroencelography
  4. Cerebral arteriogram
  5. Stereotactic biopsy
  6. Evoked potentials


Malignant (cancerous) tumours of the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system [CNS]) differ in several important ways from tumors in other parts of the body. In the rest of the body, the most deadly aspect of a malignant tumor is its ability to spread throughout the body. In contrast, tumors starting in the brain or spinal cord can spread to other parts of the CNS, but they almost never spread to other organs. The dangerous aspect of these tumors is that they can interfere with essential, normal functions of the brain.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Brain Tumors and other Cancers

The below mentioned combination of classical ayurvedic medicines is given. These can be used along with ongoing conventional treatment like radiotherapy, surgery or chemotherapy. These are Ayurvedic medicines in proper dosage for adult patient. For Children, the dosage will be 1/4th of this.

1. Sachets

  1. Hirak Bhasm - 300 mg
  2. Swarn Bhasm - 1 gm
  3. Swarn basant malti Ras - 1 gm
  4. Abharak Bhasm (Sahasar Putti ) - 2 gm
  5. Swarn makshik Bhsam - 5 gm
  6. Rasraj Ras - 1 gm
  7. Bhrami Vati with gold - 2 gm
  8. Yogender Ras - 1 gm
  9. Ekang Veer Ras - 2 gm
  10. Navratan kalp amrit Ras - 2 gm
  11. Raj Mrigank Ras - 1 gm
  12. Akik Pishti - 10 gm
  13. Jahar Mohra Pishti - 5 gm
  14. Praval Pishti - 5 gm
  15. Vaikrant Bhasm - 2.5 gm
  16. Vrhit vangeshvar Ras - 1 gm
  17. Basant kusmakar Ras - 1 gm
  18. Vrhit sutshekhar Ras - 1 gm
  19. Dhatri Loh - 5 gm
  20. Kalmegh Navayas Loh - 5 gm
  21. Punarva Mandoor - 5 gm
  22. Tamar Bhasm - 5 gm
  23. Giloy Satv - 10 gm
  24. Mukta Pishti - 4 gm
  25. Parval Panchmamrit Ras - 5 gm
  26. Vriht Vaat Chintamani Ras - 1 gm

Mix all the above medicines and make Sixty ( 60 ) equal dose sachets.Take one sachet twice a day with one to two teaspoonful of honey and half teaspoonful of almond oil or with milk.

These should be taken for at least 6 months. The results are evident within first few days of treatment. Along with these Sachets, The following are also recommended -

2. Cruel Capsules (Pack of 30 Capsules) - Take one capsules once a day with water.

3. Tumo Trim Capsules - 2 Capsules twice daily

4. Ashwagandha Capsules - 2 Capsules twice daily.

5. Curcumin Capsules - 2 Capsules twice daily.

6. Bramhi Capsules - 2 Capsules twice daily.

7. Kachnaar Guggul - 2 Tablets thrice daily.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wheat Allergy Alternative Treatment- Flour for Wheat Allergy

Wheat Allergy

There are many Wheat Allergy patients who visit me and come to my clinic and ask me what they can eat other than wheat. Though there are many gluten free foods available in the market, but still I have come up with an idea of a flour which can be made at home without any wheat content in it.

The combination is as followed -

Take each of the ingredients in the below mentioned ratio, make powder of them and you can use it as a flour to be used instead of wheat flour.

  1. Rice flour (1 kg)
  2. Soyabean flour (1/2 kg)
  3. Corn flour (Makki) - 1 kg
  4. Black gram flour (Brown Chickpeas) - Kale Chane - 1/2 kg
  5. Jwar flour (Barley or Jow) - 1/4 kg
  6. Bajra flour (Millet) - 1/4 kg
  7. Rye (Raagi) - 50 Grams

The combination can be made at home easily and can be given to those who are suffering from wheat allergy.

This is about treating one aspect of wheat allergy by avoiding wheat, but the wheat allergy ayurvedic treatment combined with this preventive flour can give excellent results.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Kidney Failure Alternative Treatment

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There are several reasons for kidney failure. One of the most common causes are diabetes, chronic blood pressure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney stones, cysts, drugs like Allopurinol (Zyloric) and many, inflammatory kidney diseases. Kidneys are basically performing function of a sieve in our body. They filter the toxins away from the body especially the urea and creatinine. If the kidneys fail, the urea and creatinine levels increase and can be life threatening if not treated in time.

The modern treatment of kidney failure is to treat the underlying cause, which is usually diabetes or blood pressure. At present, it is not possible to cure the diabetes and blood pressure using modern medical techniques or methods. The kidneys are prevented from further damage be doing regular dialysis, which is nothing but a machine doing the function of kidneys for a while.

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The most important way to tackle the problem of kidney failure is kidney transplant or use of some alternative methods which are actually useful. There may be many people around the world offering various solutions, but you should be cautious following everything together. Just give time and monitor the levels of urea and creatinine levels regularly. It is very important for a kidney failure patient to know his disease.

Here are some link which can be useful for a chronic kidney failure patient -

Is there any Alternative Treatment for Kidney Failure?

This is a big question but yes, there are some Ayurvedic herbs which can be very useful alternative treatment for kidney failure. The herbs should be taken from a good source and should not contain any impure heavy metals or impurities which may further damage the kidneys.

Remember to monitor the kidneys by doing regular renal function tests and measuring urea and creatinine levels in blood. It is also important to keep records of electrolytes like sodium and potassium if undergoing any alternative treatment for kidney failure.

There are some Ayurvedic herbs offer good alternative to dialysis if used under the recommendations of an experienced ayurvedic practitioners. The herbs like Punarnava (puna - again, Nava - new), Phyllanthus Niruri, Kaasni which are all found in a classical ayurvedic formulation called Mutrakrichantak Churna. The mutrakrichantak churna is an effective combination of all these rare herbs to improve functions of kidney. When the creatinine level is below 3, then Mutrakrichantak churna alone is sufficient and when it is higher than 3 then it should be used along with Rencure Formula, Varunadi Vati, Punarnava Mandur.

These all are used in Ayurvedic medicine as alternative to dialysis and help in lowering down urea and creatinine levels. The results are evident within few days. All these can be read in details at the website If some patient wants to send the reports, he can send at

The combination given along with Mutrakrichantak Churna gives excellent results in chronic kidney failure due to any reason.

Ayurvedic treatment for kidney failure can be continued along with modern drugs or even while on dialysis as it is not having any side effects. The results can be seen initially within 15 days of treatment but the real differences can be observed after 1-2 months of treatment.

The treatment can be continued along with the ongoing modern medical treatments or dialysis without any contradiction.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Congestive Heart Failure - Ayurvedic Treatment for Congestive heart failure

Chronic hypertension leads to this problem as the blood pressure keeps on putting load on heart. It is just like your heart is not able to pump sufficiently to irrigate distant cells, which leads to breathlessness (especially when lying down), edema in feet or whole body sometimes, fatigue and difficulty in walking.

The remedies explained in Ayurveda give excellent results in Congestive heart failure. These can be consumed along with the ongoing lanoxin (digoxin) or lasix tablets (diuretics).

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These ayurvedic medicines are meant to provide strength to the heart and do not cause any side effects.

  1. Punarnava Mandur Tablets - 2 tablets thrice daily – These tablets help to remove excessive fluid from the body without affecting the electrolyte balance. They also provide strength to the body. Punarnava is a herb and the literal meaning is "puna (Again) Nava (New). This helps to rejuvenate the body.
  2. I would recommend the mixture of the following combination of ayurvedic minerals and heart rejuvenating remedies. These are authentic classical ayurvedic formulations recommended for congestive heart failure.
    • Swarn Bhasma - 1 gm
    • Jawahar Mohra Pishti(Swarn Yukt) – 2 gm
    • Swarn Makshik Bhasma – 10 gm
    • Mukta Pishti - 2 gm
    • Praval Bhasma - 10 gm
    • Kamdudha ras – 5 gm
    • Swarn Sidh Makardwaj – 2 gm
    • Prabhakar vati – 5 gm
    • Nardiya Laxmi Vilas Ras – 5 gm
    • Akik Pishti – 5 gm
    • Hridyarnav Ras – 5 gm
    • Tankan Bhasma - 5 gm
    • Kapardika Bhasma - 5 gm
    • Navrattan Ras - 2 gm
    • Nagarjun Abhra Ras – 5 gm
    • Tamra Bhasma - 5 gm
    • Kalmegh Navayas Loh - 5 gm

    All these are mixed together and made into 60 packs of equal dosage.

    1 Pack is consumed twice daily, with Honey + 3-4 drops of Almond Oil ( It's ok to consume 1 teaspoonful of honey twice daily, even if you have diabetes).

  3. Rencure Formula - 2 twice daily.
  4. Total Heart Support - 2 twice daily.
  5. Arjuna Capsules – 2 capsules twice daily.

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This combination can be used along with ongoing treatment of modern drugs like Lasix, Dytor, Lanoxin, Cardarone and others. There are no interactions.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tonsillitis - Ayurvedic Treatment of Tonsillitis

Recurrent Tonsillitis in Children and adults - Ayurvedic treatment options

Tonsillitis is a very troublesome problem especially in children. It not only affects the health but also has great psychological influence on child as the recurrent infection leads to missed school which leads to further problems. The child is also not able to thrive as he should.

  1. Gargles with alum or Warm Saline water, or histidine gargles before sleeping at night, .. toothbrushing at night...before sleep.. is must;
  2. Kuka Tablets - to be sucked / chewed - 2 tablets 3-4 times a day.. he will like the taste. More can be consumed if the condition is chronic and severe.
  3. Curcumin Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily in children. The content of the capsule can be opened in a spoon and the extracts are mixed with 1 teaspoonful of honey and given to the child.
  4. Amla Rasayan - 1 capsule twice daily (open the ingredients, and give with honey) - this improves immunity - Give for about 3 months.
  5. Tulsi Capsules - Same way as Amla Rasayan capsules - Give for 3 months to clear all the infection.
  6. Swarn Basant Malti Ras - 1 tablet once daily x 3 months improves immunity)

The dosage of Amla and Tulsi is for children. If any adult suffers from Recurrent tonsillitis. The dosage can be 2 capsules thrice daily in cases of adults.

All these Tulsi, Amla, Curcumin (Haldi) used together give excellent results in fighting recurrent tonsillitis and preventing viral, bacterial attacks. These also help to boost the immunity and improve overall health.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Parkinsonism Herbal Remedies and Ayurvedic Treatment

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  • Bramh Rasayan or Bramhi Chawyanprash – 1 tablespoonful twice daily.
  • Zandopa Granules – 1 tablespoonful twice daily in milk.
  • Ashwagandha Capsules – 2 capsules twice daily.
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The above listed 3 remedies are sufficient. Bramhi preparations can be added. Bramhi Chawyanprash is another wonderful product for this problem. If the problem is really severe, the following metal/mineral based ayurvedic treatment for parkinsonism.

Mixture of the following and make 60 packs and consume once daily.

  • Yogender ras – 1 gm
  • Bramhi vati with gold – 2 gm
  • kampvatari ras - 4 gm
  • Chaturbhuj Ras - 2 gm
  • Chaturmukh Ras- 2 gm
  • Smriti Sagar Ras - 5 gm
  • Vriht vat chintamani Ras – 2 gm
  • Vat Kulantak Ras – 4 gm
  • Vat Gajankush Ras – 10 gm
  • Swarn Bhasma – 1 gram
  • Vasant Kusumakar ras – 1 gm
  • Abhrak Bhasma – 5 gm
  • Giloy Satv – 10 gm
  • Swarn Makshik Bhasma – 10 gm
  • Kamdudha Ras – 10 gm
------------------------------- Make 60 packs of equal dosage, consume 1 pack twice daily with honey, after meals.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gout Ayurvedic treatment- Gout Herbal remedies

I think Gout is the problem which can easily be handled by simple herbs like Kishore guggul - 2 tablets thrice daily and Navkarshik Churna - 1 tablespoonful twice daily with warm water. Navkarshik Churna is a classical 1100 AD medicine described in ancient ayurvedic text - Chakradutt samhita.

There are however some bhasma formulations which are good for "Vaat-Rakt" (Gout) Gout is known as "Vaat-Rakt" in Ayurveda, but the herbs - Kishore Guggul and Navkarshik Churna are sufficient for mild cases of vaat-rakt. The "vaat" in the "rakta" causes pain and swellings around joints especially the toe joint and cause scorpion sting like severe pain, especially when someone gets up in the morning and puts his foot on the earth. The accumulated uric acid forms crystals and causes stinging pains in joints and there is redness, swelling and pain in joints.

Gout is called Vaat-Rakt in Ayurveda - The following herbal formulations are recommended especially the Navkarshik churna which is a classical formulation (described in ancient text Chakradutt samhita -1100 AD) and available at -

The herb manjistha is a popular herb to be used in Gout and is found in Navkarshik Churna mentioned above. 1 teaspoonful twice daily of this powder is sufficient. It helps to get rid of the problem permanently.

Daruhaldi is another herb which is effective to reduce the uric acid levels and is present in this ancient ayurvedic formulation called - Navkarshik Churna.

Another herb Giloy is excellent to cleanse the blood. The Navkarshik Churna contains this herb also.

There are natural capsules called Joint aid Plus which can be given along with Navkarshik churna to reduce pain. The Navkarshik helps to eradicate the disease by cleansing the blood and it is a permanent solution. The natural analgesic effect is produced by the Joint aid plus without causing any side effects.

If the gout patient takes these 2 capsules twice daily, the outcome will be excellent. These can be taken along with other herbs mentioned above.

Punarnava is another wonderful herb. Puna means again and "nava" means new. It purifies the blood and gets rid of toxins. Punarnava is used in this case along with Navkarshik and Joint aid plus. It is an excellent combination of herbs to be used in this condition. It helps to reduce the uric acid levels quickly.

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  1. Navkarshik Churna & Gorakhmundi Powder - 1 teaspoonful twice daily of each.
  2. Kishore Guggul Tablets - 2 twice daily.
  3. Punarnava Mandur Tablets - 2 twice daily.
  4. Joint Aid Plus - Wonderful remedy for joint pains - 2 twice daily.

Check Planet Ayurveda Products page to get all these 3 Supplements for gout delivered at your doorstep. Or Check the gout care pack for further severe and complicated gout problem.

These 4 are used together helps to get rid of uric acid within few days of use. Plenty of water should be consumed. Uric acid levels can be checked time to time.

For Chronic inflammatory and painful joint conditions and in severe gout, add.


Not to be taken - All proteins like Cheese, Pulses and cereals, Non-Veg diet, Yogurt, milk and milk products, all sour fruits - oranges, lemons, citrus fruits.

To be taken - Fresh fruits and vegetables. Coconut water, Cherries (if sweet), Brown Wheat breads can be taken.

Give warm wet massage to the affected joints especially feet (toe joint) if it is hurting.

In very severe cases, We can use bhasma formulations which are outcome of ancient alchemy. Although most of the patients won't need these as the herbs mentioned above are going to clear the gout from the root but still in very very stubborn cases, we can use these along with the above mentioned herbs. The gout or the Vaat- Rakt , the following formula (for very severe cases) is recommended - - This is Bhasma based combination.

  • Vaat Raktantak Loh - 10 gm
  • Vat Kulantak Ras - 5 gm
  • Vat Gajankush Ras - 5 gm
  • Vriht Vat Chintamani Ras - 2 gm
  • Swarn Sameer pannag Ras - 2 gm
  • Mukta Pishti - 2 gm
  • Praval Panchamrit - 5 gm
  • Akik Pishti - 5 gm
  • Kamdudha ras - 5 gm
  • Giloy Satv - 10 gm
  • Kalmegh Navayas Loh - 10 gm
  • Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 5 gm

Make 60 packs of these and consume 1 pack once daily, with honey. This combination is hardly needed as 90% of the cases are resolved by using the above 4 combiantions (GOUT CARE PACK)

Please also read various home remedies in this section by clicking Gout Care Pack.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wheat Allergy - Ayurvedic Treatment for Wheat Allergy - Celiac Disease - Coeliac Disease

According to Ayurveda the allergy is nothing but lack of energy, due to the imbalance of tridosha i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

According to modern system of medicine, there are 4 types of allergens, namely - ALBUMINS, GLOBULINS, PROLAMINS, GLUTELINS

Within wheat prolamins are called gliadins and glutelins are called glutenins. These two protein groups form the classic glutens. While gluten is a causative agent of Coeliac disease (CD), coeliac disease can be contrasted to gluten allergy by the involvement of different immune cells and antibody types and because the list of allergens extend beyond the classic gluten category of proteins.

Wheat allergy is an auto-immune disease which causes reaction to proteins (especially gluten) found in wheat. The immune system of a person having wheat allergy develops a specific antibody, a disease-fighting agent, to the wheat protein. Besides environmental factors, genetic factors are also responsible for the ailment.

Symptoms of Wheat Allergy

Common symptoms of a wheat allergy include eczema (atopic dermatitis), hives (urticaria), asthma, "Hay fever" (allergic rhinitis), angioedema (tissue swelling due to fluid leakage from blood vessels), abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting.

Rarer symptoms include anaphylactic shock, arthritis, bloated stomach, chest pains, depression or mood swings, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, joint and muscle aches and pains, palpitations, psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), swollen throat or tongue, tiredness and lethargy, and unexplained cough. Reactions may become more severe with repeated exposure.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Wheat Allergy

  • Praval panchamrit ras - 5 gm
  • Godanti Bhasma - 5 gm
  • Kutazghan Vati - 5 gm
  • Swarnmakshik Bhasma – 5 gm
  • Swarn Parpati - 2 gm
  • Mukta Panchamrit Ras - 1 gm
  • Mukta Shukti - 5 gm
  • Panchamrit Parpati – 2.5 gm
  • Vijay parpati – 1 gm
  • Giloy Satv- 10 gm
  • Piyush Valli Ras - 5 gm
  • Grahni Kapat Ras - 5 gm


Make 90 sachets of equal dose (for children) and 60 for adults, consume 1 sachet twice daily, empty stomach with Syrup Entostal and Syrup Mobic. Also consume 1 teaspoonful bael fruit sherbet twice daily with this sachet.

  1. Curcumin Capsules - 1 twice daily
  2. Kutaz Partati Vati - 2 twice daily (Dhootpapeshwar)
  3. Kutazghan Vati - 2 twice daily
  4. Digestion Support - 2 twice daily
  5. Ambimap Tablet - 1 twice daily

Avoid - Citrus fruits, Yogurt, Milk and milk products, Ghee.

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How to Reduce Creatinine Levels in Blood

There are many reasons for increased creatinine and urea levels in the blood. Urea and creatinine are the endotoxins usually caused by reduced excretion of the protein metabolism end products via urine.

The BUN ratio - (The Blood Urea Nitrogen) The BUN ratio is the term used for the ratio of two serum laboratory values, the blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (Cr). The BUN ratio helps to diagnose if the cause is due to damage to kidney due to kidney disease (intrarenal diseases) or pre-renal or post-renal causes.

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Increased urea and creatinine are mainly caused by renal failure or decreased kidney function. There is specific Ayurvedic treatment for kidney failure and to Avoid dialysis naturally. Kidneys work as filters in our body. Filtering the toxins out from our body and cleansnig the blood. If the kidneys are not working properly due to Diabetic nephropathy, Renal artery stenosis (genetic or due to chronic blood pressure) and other kidney diseases like renal cysts, malignancies, tumors, drugs and others.

Diet In Renal Failure – No Specific Diet Actually

In renal failure there is actually no specific diet as it has to be customized according to your requirements. There are some basic things which need to be understood to get the best results. The renal dietician or a doctor or a nutritionist should always be consulted for a proper renal diet as per your condition.

Water Intake - The water intake can be upto 6-8 glasses per day in case there is no accumulation of water in the body. Swelling in feet, face is the sign that shows there is water retention in the body and water is accumulating in the body and kidneys are not able to remove excess water from the body. So the water intake needs to be limited and under guidance of a doctor in this case. If there is no swelling in the body and the urine output is normal, then the water intake can be 6-8 glasses or even more in case of increased creatinine levels. It helps to reduce creatinine levels naturally.

Fluid Intake - Other fluids also contain water. So you don't really need to reduce the fluid intake if you are not on dialysis or the urine output is not decreased and normal. Infact in this situation the fluid intake should be more to clear out things. If on dialysis, the water intake and other fluid intake should be restricted an as per the dietician's advice.

Non-Veg Diet - Usually the proteins are not recommended in kidney failure. If the patient is on haemodialysis then slightly higher intake of proteins.

Animal Protein - meat, fish, cheese, eggs, milk, and Vegetable proteins - nuts, pulses (beans, lentils etc), tofu is recommended. The higher intake is about 100-120 gm per day and the low intake is about 40-50 gm per day.

Salt (Sodium) – Salty food contains a lot of salt. So no need to take extra salt. Salt usually causes water retention. If you drink water and you have already taken salt, the water is going to get logged in your body. So reduce the salt intake. The lower limit is about 2-3 grams, so this much is ok per day (including the salt in your food). If you already have water retention (signs- swollen feet, ascites, swollen abdomen, swollen face) then other lo salt options should be tried.

Potassium – Potassium is usually high in patients in severe renal failure and dialysis. The potassium intake actually can not be really restricted as almost all healthy foods contain potassium. It is mostly found in green vegetables, almost all the fruits, vegetables, Potatoes (especially fried or baked). So one can not practially stop eating everything. So I would recommend to take fruits and vegetables and proteins in moderation. Boiling the vegetables, potatoes also helps a lot in this situation.

Phosphate - Too much phosphate in the blood (hyperphosphataemia) usually becomes a significant problem in the later stages of renal failure (stages 4 and 5 CKD, usually less than 20% kidney function). The problem continues for most dialysis patients, as dialysis does not remove enough phosphate unless it is very frequent or intensive. A combination of diet and medicines are usually needed. Diet alone is hardly helpful. Phosphate binders are the drugs given to decrease phosphate absorbtion from the gut.

Packaged food, processed food – All packaged foods, fried items, processed food etc. should be stricktly avoided. All soft drinks, heavily cooked foods purchased from market, deepfried items, fried potatoes, alcohol should all be avoided.

How to lower creatinine level in blood using ayurvedic herbs and medicines

There are herbs described in Ayurvedic medicines, the traditional healthcare system of India for supporting the normal kidney functions. These herbs help to reduce the creatinine levels naturally and without causing any burden on kidneys and can be used along with all other modern procedures like dialysis or kidney medicines. Regular use of these ayurvedic medicines helps to reduce the creatinine levels and avoid dialysis.

There are herbs in Ayurved which are cleansing and help support the kidneys naturally. These are –

  1. Mutrakrichantak Churna - 1 Teaspoonful twice daily warm with water and for best result Boil 1 Teaspoonful in 400ml water until it remains 50-60ml. Filter the preparation with a regular tea strainer and drink. You should use this once in morning 45min. after breakfast and similarly in evening 45min. after dinner. Prepare fresh every time as per this.
  2. Rencure Formula - 2 Capsules, twice daily with warm water after meals.
  3. Varunadi Vati - 2 Tablets, thrice daily with warm water after meals, contains the plant bark of Crataeva nurvala and others.
  4. Punarnava Mandur - 2 Tablets, thrice daily with warm water after meals. (Helps to improve hemoglobin levels and reduce edema) - contains the herb Boerrhavia diffusa.
  5. Chandanadi Vati - 2 Tablets, twice daily with warm water after meals.
  6. Indian Echinacea (can be added if creatinine level is above 8)
  7. Phyllanthus Niruri (Can be added if creatinine level is above 8 to 10).
  8. Trin Panchmool Kwath (5 Grass roots powder).
  9. Kaasni Leaves Powder (Chicory leaves powder).
  10. Corn Silk – Makki ke baal.
  11. Flowers of the flame of forest – Butea monosperma (Dhak-Palaash).
  12. Detox Tea - For complete detoxification

(Many herbs from 5 to 10 are already there in the MUTRAKRICHANTAK CHURNA mentioned below in the Revive kidneys package)

The Revive Kidneys Package helps to reduce the creatinine levels remarkably and aids in avoiding dialysis naturally. There are many patients who benefited after using this combination. So I recommend this one in many of my patients as it is. Most of the kidney failure patients are suffering from Diabetes or Blood Pressure, having low hemoglobin. This combination is useful in all such conditions as well as ongoing dialysis or treatment.

All these items from 1 to 10 (or Mutrakrichantak Churna as it is) should be taken 1 teaspoonful each and put in 400 ml water. The water should be boiled until it is about 50 ml. Strain it and drink the water (50 ml) and leave the residue. If you can consume the residue it is still ok and if you can't even then it's ok.

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I hope this article is useful for the people who are suffering from renal failure. I wish them health and happiness. Since there are so many people suffering and I am not in a position to answer everyone, I request you to click the following web link for more information about how to avoid dialysis.

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Low Platelet Count Natural Treatment - Thrombocytopenia Ayurvedic Treatment

Usually the reason for low platelet count is bone marrow depression or faulty bone marrow function. There are the following major reasons for low platelet counts -

  1. Faulty production / low production from bone marrow. The other cells like RBC's or WBC's may also be low in many cases. Bone marrow depression is caused by so many reasons like drugs, drug reactions, alcohol, cancers etc.
  2. Body conditions where the platelet destruction is more than the production rate in the bone marrow.
  3. Spleen Problems can also be the reason for low platelets.
  4. Other systemic illnesses like Leukemias, AIDS, lymphomas and different types of cancers can also be the reasons for low platelet count.
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LOW PLATELET COUNT TREATMENT - Thrombocytopenia Treatment

Usually steroids like prednisolone and immunoglobulins are prescribed by modern medical practitioners. They are often given via Intravenous route.

Blood transfusions are often given to increase the platelet count.

Alcohol should be avoided at all costs.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Low Platelet Count

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules - 2 capsules thrice daily
  2. Yakrit Plihantak Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily
  3. Punarnava Mandur - 2 tablets twice daily
  4. Rohitakarisht - 30 ml twice daily
  5. Amla Juice - 20 ml twice daily (empty stomach)- 6 Am and 6 PM, with equal water.
  6. Wheat Grass Juice - 30 ml - once daily in the morning, empty stomach
  7. Papaya Leaf Juice - An excellent herbal remedy for low platelet count. It should be taken every 2 hrs interval (about 20 ml juice of papaya leaves) and this helps to increase platelets within 1 or 2 days. This is an effective herbal remedy for low platelet counts.
  8. If the patient is a child - then i would prefer Arvindaasav instead of Pipplayasav and add Kumar Kalyan Ras.

  9. A pack of the following mixture
    • Praval Panchamrit - 5 gm
    • Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 10 gm
    • Tapyadi Loh - 5 gm
    • Rajat Bhasma - 2.5 gm
    • Mukta Pishti - 2 gm
    • Abhrak Bhasma - 2.5 gm
    • Kalmegh Navayas Loh - 5 gm
    • Yakrit Plihari Loh - 10 gm
    • Maha laxmi vilas Ras - 1
    • Swarn Bhupati Ras - 1 gm
    • Giloy Satv - 10 gm
    • Swarn Bhasma - 500 mg

    Mix all these, Make 60 equal packs, of equal dosage, consume 1 pack twice daily with honey.

Can add Heerak Bhasma (if affordable) or Vaikrant Bhasma (In case of poor patient) - if the platelet counts are low because of Bone marrow disease or Leukemia

For Children of Age 9 to 17, the dosage will be half of everything mentioned here.

  1. Indian pennywort leaf juice or Gotukola Capsules - Juice of the leaves of Centella asiatica and in Hindi it is called Mandukparni.
  2. Juice of leaves of Papaya - 2 tablespoonfuls twice daily (This is the most effective treatment. Buy Capsules G Plat or Capsules UPLAT - Get from Mr. Ashwani - read below).
  3. Juice of Beetroot - 1 tablespoonful thrice daily.

For children lesser than 9, the prescription will be different. It will be -

  1. Swarn Basant malti Ras - 1 tab. once daily.
  2. Balark Ras - 1 tab. once daily.
  3. Kumar Kalayan Ras - 1 tab. once daily.
  4. Kamdudha Ras (Moti Yukt) - 1 tab. twice daily.
  5. G-Plat Capsules - 1 twice daily (open up the capsules, pour the ingredients in a bowl, add some honey and feed).
  6. Infee Syrup - 1 teasponful twice daily.
  7. Immuz xp Syrup - 1 teaspoonful twice daily.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Sarcoidosis Herbal Remedies - Ayurvedic Treatment

Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause that leads to inflammation in many organs of the body. It is an auto-immune disease. Normally, your immune system defends your body against foreign or harmful substances. For example, it makes immunity cells to protect organs that are in danger.

These cells release chemicals that recruit other cells to isolate and destroy the harmful substance. Inflammation occurs during this process. Once the harmful substance is destroyed, the cells and the inflammation goes away.

In people who have sarcoidosis, the inflammation doesn't go away. Instead, some of the immune system cells cluster to form lumps called granulomas (gran-yu-LO-mas) in various organs in your body.

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According to modern medical science- The cause of sarcoidosis is unknown at this time. Therefore, there is no specific treatment to cure the condition, but according to Ayurveda the disease is caused by generation of endotoxins i.e. it is an auto-immune disease which can be treated well with natural medicines.

Steroids - Steroids are the drugs which are used in allopathic system of medicine to control inflammation. They are powerful anti-inflammatory agents, but they also affect the immune-system and has many side effects.

Corticosteroids, usually prednisone (wysolone), is used in reducing inflammation are the first drugs used in the treatment of sarcoidosis. In patients with mild symptoms, such as skin lesions, eye inflammation, or cough, topical steroid therapy with creams, eye-drops or inhalers may be sometimes sufficient to control the disease but still there are many side effects involved. When necessary, oral steroids are generally prescribed for six to twelve months. In most cases, a relatively high dose is prescribed at first, followed by a slow taper to the lowest effective does.


Alternative medications are used in patients who cannot tolerate steroids, do not respond to steroids or wish to lower the dose of steroids. These include:

  • Methotrexate - This medication reduces inflammation and suppresses the immune system.
  • Cyclophosphamide and Azathiprine - These medications are most commonly used in conjunction with steroids in patients whose condition is worsening despite treatment.
  • Antimalarial Medications (Hydroxychloroquine) - These medications are used to treat sarcoidosis of the skin and lungs.
  • Colchicine - This medication is most communly used to treat gout and is sometimes prescribed to treat sarcoidosis-related arthritis.


Ayurveda - the ancient healthcare system medicine still very much practiced in India and many parts of the world. It is a WHO recognized and adopted by Govt. of India as a major healthcare system to help masses and provide the benefits of herbs and herbal remedies to public.

There are many herbal remedies for sarcoidosis described in Ayurveda. The name of the disease may be "ama-Vata (similar to Rheumatism in aetiopathology and pathogenesis) or Sannipaitik aamaj granthi rog"

The treatment described in Ayurveda is as per the doshic theory i.e. maintaining the balance of Vata-Pitta-Kapha.

There are many patients who responded well to Ayurvedic treatment for Sarcoidosis. I gave the following prescription to most of them with some alterations depending upon patient to patient condition and allied diseases other than sarcoidosis.

  1. Boswellia-Curcumin - 2 capsules thrice daily (excellent for all sarcoidosis patients)
  2. Kachnaar Guggul - 2 tablets thrice daily
  3. Kishore Guggul - 2 tablets thrice daily
  4. Tulsi Capsules - 1 twice daily
  5. Sachets
    • Praval Panchamrit - 5 gm
    • Swarn Basant Malti Ras - 2 gm
    • Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 10 gm
    • Rajat Bhasma - 5 gm
    • Shwas Kuthar Ras - 5 gm
    • Mukta Pishti - 2 gm
    • Abhrak Bhasma - 5 gm
    • Kalmegh Navayas Loh - 5 gm
    • Giloy Satv - 10 gm
    • Yashad Bhasma - 5 gm
    • Vriht Vat Chintamani ras - 2 gm
    • Swarn Sameer Pannag ras - 2gm
    • Pakv Vishamjawarantak Loh - 5 gm

Make 60 equal doses, consume 1 dose twice daily with honey.

These above mentioned 5 medicines are sufficient to control the disease and even reverse it. It reduces the inflammation in the lymph nodes, get rid of fevers, weakness and fatigue feeling. These are pure herbs without steroids or any chemicals or preservatives.

Mixture of the following ayurvedic medicines for Sarcoidosis , if the patient is willing to consume classical ayurvedic medicines and the disease stage is the last stage, then we give the following bhasma medicines of Ayurveda.

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Diet - Avoid Curd/ Yogurt, Avoid citrus fruits, avoid sticky, heavy, greasy food items like Banana, Lady fingers.Spices like Ginger, Garlic, black pepper, Turmeric are good.. (not in too much quantity) Aloe vera juice is also very good to detoxify the system. Take 3 tablespoonful , with equal quantity of water twice daily.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Psoriasis Herbal Remedies - Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis

Psoriasis Herbal Remedies - Ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis as per Ayurveda -
According to Ayurveda Psoriasis develops because of imbalance of "fire" and "Earth + Water" elements i.e. it is a Pitta - Kapha disorder. Psoriasis therefore has to be treated using herbs which are having constituents and actions opposite to fire, earth and water energy.
According to Ayurveda, the diseases are caused by imbalance of Five elements ( represented by 3 main energies in our bodies i.e. Vata-Pitta and Kapha)
In Psoriasis the imbalance is in Pitta and Kapha energies leading to scaly plaques, itching, redness and painful joints in some cases.

What is Psoriasis ?
According to Modern Medicine- Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a medical condition that occurs when skin cells grow too quickly and not shed quickly leading to their piling up. Faulty signals in the immune system cause new skin cells to form in days rather than weeks. The body does not shed these excess skin cells, so the cells pile up on the surface of the skin and lesions form.

There are five types of psoriasis: Plaque, guttate, pustular, inverse, and erythrodermic. About 80% of people living with psoriasis have plaque (plak) psoriasis, also called “psoriasis vulgaris.” Plaque psoriasis causes patches of thick, scaly skin that may be white, silvery, or red. Called plaques (plax), these patches can develop anywhere on the skin. The most common areas to find plaques are the elbows, knees, lower back, and scalp.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Psoriasis - Prescription which I usually give to Psoriasis patients in my clinic is -

Mixture of following

Praval panchamrit- 5 gm
Kalmegh Navayas Loh - 5 gm
Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 10 gm
Mukta Pishti - 2 gm
Kamdudha Ras - 5 gm
Yashad Bhasma - 5 gm
Akik Pishti - 5 gm
Jahar Mohra Pishti - 5 gm
Giloy Satv - 10 gm
Make 30 packs of equal dosages of all these mineral preparations, consume 1 dosage twice daily, with honey or with milk ( 10-20 ml)

2. 777 Oil - For Local Application - Apply 777 oil after bath on the lesions daily.
3. Psorolin Soap - Use this herbal soap for bath as it is natural herbal soap for helping in fighting psoriasis
4. Psorolin Ointment - This has to be applied on the psoriasis lesions everyday after bath. This can be used alternate days.

Blood Purifying herbs for Psoriasis -

5. Navkarshik Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily with warm water after meals
6. Mahamanjisthadi Kwath or Mahamanjisthadi Ghan Vati- 20 ml twice daily
7. Syp. Talekt ( himalaya) , Syp. Purodil ( Aimil), Syp. Amypure , Tablet Purim (Himalaya)
8. Cap. Neem (planet Ayurveda) - 2 capsules twice daily are recommended.

Neem has a very good role in Psoriasis. It is bitter in taste and that's why Neem Capsules in vegetarian capsule shell are recommended. Bitters are good in Psoriasis as bitter taste contains Air and Ether elements which are totally opposite to Earth, Water and Fire elements which are cause of Psoriasis and other skin ailments as per Ayurvedic physiology.
So Neem Capsules play a very important role in psoriasis.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Athelete's foot - Ayurvedic Remedies for Athelee's foot

Fungus of the foot- Athelete's foot

Fungal infection of the feet is called Tinea Pedis as Tinea is the medical word for fungus, and Pedis means feet. It is also called Athlete’s foot. The Microsporum, Epidermophyton and Trichophyton are the fungi that account for 90 per cent of all skin fungal infections. Athlete's foot is a common condition in young people and adults. The fungi love warm, moist places with the result they are primarily a problem for people who wear tight-fitting trainers or don't dry their feet properly.

The condition is very contagious. It can be spread by direct skin-to-skin contact and indirectly through towels, shoes, floors, etc.

Toenail fungal infections may look different in different people. Most people have a white or yellow thickening under the nail. Toenail is common and many adults have some fungus of their toenails. However, It can make the toenails difficult to cut and some people are predisposed to ingrown toenails because of the fungus. The fungus can also provide openings or crack in the skin that may allow easier access for bacterial infections of the feet and legs.

The accurate diagnosis can be made by your doctor. There are simple herbal remedies to take care of your foot.

1. Apply Neem Oil (Margosa Oil) every night after washing, scrubbing your feet with warm water and completely drying them.
2. Pongamia Oil is another best remedy to get rid of fungus foot.
3. Maha marichayadi tailam-An Ayurvedic oil available through internet is also very effective remedy.
4. Tea tree oil , Cedar wood Oil, Sweet flag oil (Acorus calamus oil) are another useful oils which can be applied alternatively for fungal infections.

Capsule Neem - 2 capsules twice daily x 3 months
Syp. Mahamanjisthadi Kwath - 20 ml twice daily x 3 months
Syp. Khadirarishta - 20 ml twice daily x 3 months
Tablet Arogyavardhni Vati - 2 tablets twice daily x 3 months

Obesity Ayurvedic Treatment - Herbal Remedies for Weight Loss


In ancient Ayurvedic text – Charak Samhita, obesity is described as one of the conditions which is very much undesirable and leads to many complications of health. It's called "Medoroga" in ayurveda. Med is referred to as adipose tissue.

Central obesity is a condition in which the adipose tissue is deposited more around the abdominal area. This condition is more dangerous than the generalized obesity.

Imagine a small piece of land which needs to be properly irrigated to get proper yield.

So to irrigate it we need a water pump with adequate horse power motor to irrigate that piece of land. but imagine if that piece of land keeps growing but the horse power of our pump remains the same. What will happen? The motor will fail ultimately.

Similarly, God has put a very good and strong pump in our chest (heart) to irrigate all over body organs with essential nutrients through blood, but when we grow bigger in size, the heart is pushed to it's limits and ultimately it gets enlarged and starts to fail. The natural motor - the heart gives up as it is not able to pump the blood with full force anymore leading to it's failure.

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According to Ayurveda - Obesity or being overweight is a serious health wizard putting extra burden not only on heart but also puts extra strain on liver, kidneys and weight bearing joints such as hips, knees and ankles. Obesity is the leading cause of many problems like coronary heart disease, heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, gout, liver and gall bladder disorders. There are many herbs and ayurvedic methods which can help in reducing the body weight.

Generally, the reason for over weight is over eating and sedentary lifestyle. So modification in diet is required to loose weight. I never recommend that you should go for fasting at all. Starving or fasting will rob the body of essential nutrients and necessary fuel it needs. We rather encourage you to eat in moderation at regular intervals without missing your meals.

Mild to moderate exercise is also recommended to burn the deposited calories. Brisk walk, cyclying, jogging, swimming, playing tennis etc. are excellent ways to loose weight.

It is clearly written in Ayurveda that it is easy to cure an underweight person for his ailments rather than obese patients.

The excessive fat also blockes channels thereby preventing the nutrition and medicines to reach different cells.

Treatment of Obesity through Nature

Prevention is better then cure. You must take precautions rather following treatment after increase in weight. Once you are obese it is difficult to treat yourself, but still there are many herbs which can help.

  • The metabolic rate is generally decreased in obese people, getting up early morning, even light exercise, walk etc. can increase the metabolic rate and help burn some calories.
  • Avoid excess eating, eating during indigestion or just after taking pervious meal.
  • Avoid day sleeping; sleep in the night after one hour of your dinner.
  • Avoid eating excess sweets. Have low fat/skim dairy products. Avoid product like chocolates, ice creams, cheese, sugar etc.
  • Take non-vegetarian food like chicken, fishes, eggs, meats etc. in moderate quantity. Remove fat from meat skin from chicken.
  • Try to minimize excess oil ghee in cooking, Use a non-stick pan for cooking. avoid hydrogenated vegetable oils, Instead of frying things try to consume roasted things change your cooking techniques a little. Grill or bake food instead of frying, cook vegetables without fat by steaming and boiling.
  • Use low fat spreads and chutney on bread instead of butter and cheese.
  • Don't consume alcoholic drinks.
  • Avoid aerated drinks and excess water after meal.

Some useful herbs for weight loss

  1. Smilax China – Chopchini – This is a native of china. According to ayurvedic pharmacology, this herb is excellent for dissolving the adipose tissue. This is hot, pungent and penetrating in nature, helps to dissociate accumulated fat lodged and stuck in many organ systems. It thereby helps to clean the system too.
  2. Garcinia – This is popularly known as Malabar Tamarind in South India. This has remarkable properties to cause weight loss without causing side effects. The rind of the fruit is used and it's extract is made to be used as a weight loss herbal remedy. Hydroxycitrate [(-)hydroxycitric acid, HCA], is a popular component of over-the-counter weight-loss formulations, where it is marketed under various names and Garcinia is found to be rich in this component.
  3. Cyprus rotundus – This is another weight loss herb described in anciet ayurvedic texts as "Lekhan" herbs. Lekhan herbs are those which helps in reducing one's weight. This is also known as "Nagar-motha" in common language.
  4. Tri-katu – This is a combination of 3 herbs which are again pungent, hot and helps to dissolve excessive fat tissue. These 3 herbs are dry ginger, dry long pepper and dry black pepper. Trikatu powder is used ½ teaspoonful twice daily, with ¼ teaspoonful of honey and water.
  5. Kutki Powder - This herb grows up in Himalayas and it's very rare. It is useful for removing excessive fat from liver and it's the main herb used in most of the liver syrups used in Ayurveda. It regularized the fat metabolism through its action on the liver.
  6. Triphala – 3 Fruits make up this formulation. These are Haritaki, bhibhitaki and Amalaki. Amalaki is the richest source of natural vitamin C on earth. Triphala in general is used as an anti-constipation remedy but it not only clears the bowels but also helps in cleansing the whole system. It lowers down the blood cholesterol levels as well as act as a best anti-ageing remedy. It removes excessive fat deposits from within the body and helps to loose weight.

Constipation is another reason for being overweight, as it leads to blockage of channels. So constipation should also be taken care of in case of obesity.

Non Suppression of Natural Urges

Non-Suppressible Natural Urges

God created animals as well as humans, but now we see a lot of difference between their behaviors. Humans are provided with brain which is very advance, resulting in extraordinary discoveries to assist in its functions in many ways, but in this process we forgot what our ancient sages wrote in Ayurveda.

We went far away from nature. We are in rush all the time and we dont have time even to respond to nature calls. Yes ! I am talking about attending the natural urges. This has made us worst than animals who have enough time to evacuate atleast.

Ayurveda - the ancient healthcare system of India has described 13 natural urges which should not be retained at any cost. If they are stopped due to any reason, they can lead to various health problems.

Charka- ancient authority on Ayurveda, explains about these 13 natural non-suppressible urges -
That the wise should not suppress the impending urges of urine, faeces, semen, flatus, vomiting, sneezing, eructation, yawning, hunger, thirst, tears, sleep and breathing after exertion.

(Reference Charak Samhita – Sutrasthana – Chapter 7, verse 3-4)

Suppression of urge to defaecate causes colic pain, headache, retention of flatus and faeces, cramps in calf muscles and flatulence. This happens in case of temporarily holding up the urge to pass the stool. This soon turns into a habit due to irregular lifestyle, irregular diet, lack of time and undisciplined life.

The chronic habit leads to constipation which is the root cause of most of the diseases as per Ayurveda.

Passing the stools is the most important of all natural urges. Stool is full of toxins and if it stays in body for long, the fermentation process starts leading to many more problems.

Why people ignore such an important and unavoidable urge ?

The school going children ignore it and they do not go to toilet early in the morning because they are in a rush to go to school and they sleep very late. Their parents have busy lifestyles leading to late night sleep pattern.

The housewives also hold the urge to defaecate because they are too busy to serve the joint families and handling their children.

Men are also busy in travel, business meetings, jobs and achieving the targets so that they do not give attention to the urge. The modern society also plays in role as it looks indecent to many if someone goes to toilet for 10 minutes to evacuate.

Sometimes the urge comes for a few seconds and then goes away. This is the time when one should go to toilet without bothering for anything else. This helps to keep the weight also under control.

Ignoring this leads to constipation. Constipation is considered to be root cause of most of the ailments. Large intestine is the place of 'vata' or air element as per Ayurveda. Imbalance of vata in body is cause of 80 % of all diseases. Major diseases like blood pressure, diabetes, low eye sight among children, skin problems, piles, acid reflux, migraine, headache, back pain, fatigue and restlessness, indigestion are all caused due to imbalance of air element in the body i.e. Vata vitiation. Ignoring the urge to defaecate leads to enhanced ageing because of destruction caused by imbalanced Vata.

So do not ignore when the next nature call comes, attend to it on priority.

Article written by –

Dr. Vikram Chauhan – MD ( Ayurveda)
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Constipation - Herbal Remedies for Constipation

Herbal Remedies for Constipation

Inability to defecate completely in one go is called Constipation and sometimes person goes again and again trying to clean the bowel but in vain is also called constipation.

Ayurveda considers constipation as the root cause of most of the illnesses. Constipation leads to accumulation of toxins within the body and causes blockage of various energy channels impeding the flow of nutrients, hormones leading to malfunctioning of various organ systems.

Reasons for constipation
There are many common reasons for constipation. Stress is also one of the major factors. Faulty diet which is devoid of fiber rich fruits, irregular routine, late night sleep, excessive consumption of non-vegetarian diet, junk food are the major reasons for constipation.

Getting rid of constipation

Avoid using laxatives- Do not try different types of laxatives. Try to find out the reason first. The constipation may be because of sleeping late at night and giving more laxatives will help in cleansing for once or twice but it may cause problems later on.
So avoid using laxatives.
As per Ayurveda, our body is made up of 5 elements – Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Ether. All the reasons for constipation mentioned above cause imbalance of Air element in the body which dries up the stool in the large colon and also causes dryness in other parts of the body. Therefore imbalance of Air componenet ( Vata) is the cause of constipation.

To avoid these, one should try to balance Vata component as much as possible. Try to eat herbs like fennel after meals, which helps to minimize Vata and assists in digestion. Other herbs and spices like cumin, celery, thyme, turmeric, coriander, cumin, which are used in Indian cooking are all Vata pacifying.

Bed tea is another cause of constipation. Tea is basically an astringent and therefore good for loose motions but still many people become habitual to go to toilet only after consuming a cup of tea early in the morning, but that is not right as per Ayurveda.

Consuming a lot of fresh water ( atleast 10 glasses every day) is a very good remedy for constipation. It is just like flushing our toilet with water. It cleanses the intestines and also maintains their tone.

Consuming fruits is very much recommended as fruits are rich in natural fiber and they clean the intestines just as we scrub our floor. The fruits like melons, mangoes, apples, grapes, guava, peaches, pineapple etc. are rich in roughage and must be consumed everyday.
Non-vegetarian diet and junk food like pizza, burgers, noodles, pasta and foods made up from very refined flour should not be consumed.

Ayurveda also has specified various time periods in a day when there is increase and decrease in the level of tri-energies of the body i.e. the Vata, Pitta and Kapha. (made up of 5 elements).
Vata gets imbalanced during the period before midnight, about 8 PM to 12 PM. If we are awake during this period, this leads to more imbalance and causes more vata related problems. So we should also listen to our bio-rhythms which the God has specified for our biological system.

Herbs for constipation

1. Aloe vera juice – Kumari saar is a very useful herbal remedy for constipation. 20-30 ml of Aloe vera juice ( Kumari Saar) taken twice daily, empty stomach with equal quanity of plain water detoxifies naturally. It not only clears the intestines without any problem but also helps in removing the endotoxins from within the blood. It also nourishes the body as it is rich in natural vitamins and minerals. It can also be mixed with a juice

2. Triphala – Tri means 3 and Phala is Fruit. This is a combination of 3 fruit powders namely Haritaki, Bhibhitaki and Amalaki. Triphala is also known as Vara which in Sanskrit language means ‘ The best”. So this is the best herbal remedy for constipation. It is non- habit forming mild laxative and also best anti-ageing formulation. This is available all over the world in powder form as well as capsule form, but the powder form is much better and recommended. It should be taken 1 teaspoonful twice daily, with lukewarm water, after meals

3. Ghee – Ghee or Butter – Oil is a also recommended in Ayurveda for lubrication of the intestines. Small quantity of it should always be taken along with food to eliminate toxins, aid digestion and lubricate the intestines.

4. Senna – Herbs like senna are not very mild laxatives and they are also habit forming. Their use should be very limited as they disturb the natural tone of the colon.

5. Isabguha husk ( Psyllium husk) – This is another wonderful remedy for clearing up the bowels. This is a bulk forming agent i.e. makes the stool, as it absorbs water and swells in the intestines and helps in putting the pressure on intestines to evacuate.

6. Drastic Purgatives – There are herbs like Jamalghota ( Croton tiglium), Nishoth ( Turpeth), Indervaruni (Citrullus colocynthus), Snuhi, ( Euphorbia neerifolium), Ark ( Madder), Swarnkshiri ( Argemone mexicana) are all strong purgatives and they should always be consumed under guidance of a medical or Ayurvedic specialist. They are also very useful in some cases where their use is justified.

7. Liver Cleansers – Picrorrhiza kurrao (Kutki) is another herb which helps the body to cleanse itself by the action of this herb on liver. This herb grows in Himalayas and stimulates liver to release bile salts and bile acids to emulsify the fats and thereby reducing the incidence of galls stones, promoting healthy digestion, promotes healthy metabolism of various hormones in liver and also helping in constipation.

Article By – Dr. Vikram Chauhan, MD ( Ayurveda ) , Phone : + 91- 9876643604

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ayurvedic medicines for Low Immunity


Ayurveda has a great role to play in immunodeficient states. The Ayurvedic medicines can be given as an adjuvant to modern anti-viral medicines. These herbs are also given as supportive treatment to AIDS patients. This is not a cure but a support to the system. These herbal remedies are usually recommended in Ayurveda as stamina promotion and health maintenance.

General herbal remedies for low immunity -

1. Cap. Amalaki Rasayan - 4 capsules thrice daily
2. Cap. Ashwagandha- 4 capsules thrice daily
3. Cap. Tribulus Power - 4 Capsules thrice daily
4. Cap. Shilajit - 2 Capsules thrice daily
5. Amla and Aloe vera juice- 20 ml twice daily

These are recommended if the patient wants only herbal medicines and not Ayurvedic bhasma etc.
These are all for generalized immunity support - rest depending upon patients symptoms.
I would use some metal based formulations also if patient is willing. The above are purely herbs which the patients do not mind taking.

The mineral/metal based medicines which I recommend are -
Swarn Basant Malti Ras- 2 gm
Yashad (zinc) bhasma - 5 gm
Heerak( Diamond) bhasma- 300 mg
Raj Mrigank Ras - 2 gm
Swarn Sameer pannag Ras - 2 gm
Abhrak Bhasama (Shahastra puti) - 2 gm
Praval Panchamrit - 5 gm
Mukta Pishti - 2 gm
Akik Pishti - 5 gm
Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 10 gm
kalmegh navayas Loh - 5 gm
Swarn Bhupati Ras - 2 gm
Giloy Satv - 10 gm
All these made into 60 equal doses and 1 dose given once or twice daily, depending upon patient's strength / body weight
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2. Khamira Gojaban Ambri Jawahar Wala - 1 tablespoonful twice daily
3. Musli Pak - 1 teaspoonful twice daily ( depending upon patient's digestive power, ok to give if he can digest it )
4. Sanjivani Vati - 2 tablets twice daily ( given if the patient has low digestive fire )
5. tablet Punarnava Mandur - 2 tablets thrice daily

These ayurvedic medicines are useful in all immuno deficient states and even in cases of AIDS and HIV when the CD 4 cell count is low.