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Thursday, September 26, 2013


Enlarged Prostate Gland treatment in Ayurveda 

Prostate gland is a gland surrounding the neck of the bladder in male mammals and releasing prostatic fluid. The technical or literal meaning of prostate is “Protector” or the one who stands before like a guard. Basically it’s a guard to the pipe which carries urine from urinary bladder to outside. This protects the urethra in men because the urinary pipe in men is much longer than in females and needs protection. It not only guards the urethra but also guards the sperms by its secretions. The secretions are highly alkaline and protect the sperms from acidic media in the vagina, thereby helping the sperm to lead a longer life span.

Size and Location of Prostate Gland 

A healthy male’s prostate gland is about 11 grams in weight, which is a little bigger than the size of a walnut.
The part of urethra which is surrounded by prostate gland is called Prostatic urethra. If the prostate gland grows bigger in size, it presses down on this portion of urethra leading to symptoms like urinary urge, drop by drop urination, difficult and painful urination. Since the ejaculatory ducts also open in the urethra in this region, there can be pain during the ejaculation as well, if the prostate is enlarged.

Zones of Prostate Gland 

Prostate is an exocrine gland, found in mammals and is divided into 4 zones i.e. Peripheral ( 70 % )  Central ( 25 % )  Transition zone ( 5 % )  and fibro-muscular zone (5 % )
In Peripheral zone, 70-80 % of prostate cancers origin in this area and Benign prostate enlargement happens mostly in Transition zone.
Sometimes the zones are also classified into lobes
Anterior Lobe is transitional zone, Posterior Lobe is Peripheral zone, Lateral lobes are all over the zones and Median lobe is roughly the central zone.

Function of Prostate Gland

As mentioned above, the meaning of Prostate is to protect like a guard. The secretions from the gland are slightly alkaline and help the spermatozoa to live for longer span and stay motile in the highly acidic vaginal secretions. The sperms which are expelled along with prostatic secretions have better motility, longer survival and better protection of the genetic material.

What are the various symptoms of Enlarged Prostate Gland

1.      Painful micturition
2.      Break in urinary stream
3.      Straining while urinating
4.      Sensation of incomplete emptying
5.      Decreased urine flow , i.e. less than 10 ml per second. The normal is 20 ml per second.
6.      Urge to pass urine and not able to control
7.      The need to get up during the night to pass urine
8.      Drop by drop passing of urine
9.      Pain during ejaculation near the anus
10.  Increased frequency of urination
11.  Recurrent urinary tract infections due to poor flushing of bladder

  What are PSA levels and other ways to find Enlarged prostate or Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is one of the significant causes of death in elderly men and is one of the most common cancers. The increased PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) in blood, enlarged prostate by rectal exam and measurement of a protein in urine called – Engrailed-2 or EN2 can lead to diagnosis of enlarged prostate and Prostate cancer.
As mentioned above, the prostate cancer mainly begins in the Peripheral zone of the prostate and Benign prostatic hypertrophy occurs mainly in the transitional zone.  
The PSA levels help to establish if the prostatic enlargement is benign or cancerous. There are however Ayurvedic remedies and natural treatment options which help to reduce the PSA levels and keep them in control to normal limits. There are certain Ayurvedic medicines which help to reduce the size of the prostate in case of Benign prostatic hypertrophy.

Ayurvedic Treatment ofEnlarged prostate  without Surgery

In Ayurveda, Enlargement of prostate gland is described as “Ashthila rog”. There are possibilities of shrinking the enlarged gland using various herbal remedies. There are many ayurvedic and herbal remedies for prostate enalargement recommended to lower down PSA levels as well as taking care of symptoms. The various herbal remedies for enlarged prostate gland are -

1. Varunadi Vati  - The Varuna is a tree and the bark of this tree is used in Ayurveda to lower down PSA levels and reduce the size of enlarged prostate gland. This is a total natural preparation used in Ayurveda since ages. This is a classical Ayurvedic blend mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts since centuries and is used for prostate enlargement as well as urinary problems. This is totally a natural solution to the problem, does not contain any hormones or chemicals and gives excellent results. It helps to improve urinary outflow, reduce the pain, reducing the post void residual urine volume.

2. Shilajit – This is a natural substance called “Rock Mineral” and “Fountain of Youth” and is quiet popular for its anti-aging, stamina enhancing, urinary system strengthening properties. People from countries like Nepal, India are using this rock mineral because of it is well known anti-aging and male sex health improving properties. It not only helps to shrink the enlarged prostate but also provides natural micro-minerals, nutrients and aids the assimilation of the nutrients taken from the diet. Shilajit is excellent for burning micturition, urinary tract infections, enlarged prostate, increased PSA levels, infections of the kidneys, bladder or the urinary tract. It helps in increasing the urine flow and is a wonderful natural ayurvedic treatment for benign prostate enlargement

 3. Kachnaar Guggul – Kachnaar tree ( Bauhinea variegate) bark is traditionally used in ancient ayurvedic system of medicine since ages for swollen lymph nodes, enlarged glands, tonsils, lymphomas, tumors, cancers and enlarged prostate gland. This is a wonderful ayurvedic remedy for prostate enlargement. The combination of Kachnaar Guggul with Shilajit, Varunadi Vati, Tribulus terrestris works together to arrest the increasing prostate size and PSA levels.

4. Tribulus Power – Tribulus terrestris is a small herb and is very popular for its use as a male sex health supplement in the west. It is a wonderful herb for improving urine stream, helps in stopping the drop by drop urination, eases the urinary pressure, helps to control the urinary urgency and shrink the prostate gland to normal size. It gives overall strength to the genito-urinary system of the male. Planet Ayurveda Tribulus is a standardized 500 mg herbal extract and is much better than other brands because it’s standardized to contain up to 40 % saponnins. It is an effective herbal remedy for enlarged prostate gland. 

Best Ayurvedic Treatment  for Prostate Enlargement - BPH - Enlarged Prostate Gland or Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  1. Varunadi Vati
  2. Tribulus Power
  3. Shilajit Capsules
  4. Kanchnaar Guggul
  5. Prostate Support

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Dosage of herbal supplements for Enlarged prostate Gland

1. Shliajit Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily with warm water.
2. Varunadi Vati and Kachnaar Guggul tablets - 2 tablets twice daily with warm water.
3. Tribulus Power - 2 capsules twice daily with warm water.
4. Prostate Support - 2 tablets twice daily with warm water.


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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Home Remedies & Diet in Psoriasis, Natural Remedies for Psoriasis Patients

Olive oil can be applied over the psoriasis patches. It gives relief from pain, swelling and itching. This is one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

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Another wonderful home remedy for psoriasis is all kind of gourd juices. Bitter gourd, round gourd, long gourd ( Zuccinni)  which are all growing on twiners / climbers  are all good for skin problems especially psoriasis. These are effective home remedies for psoriasis. All bitter tasting vegetables are good. 

All foods which are unnatural, packaged, frozen, pizza, burger, fried food, cold drinks, soft drinks, alcohol, cheese, yogurt is not recommended. All these help to form Ama in the body causing more congestion of the channels, leading to more plaque formation. So avoid these. 

Seabaths and application of sea mud over the affected parts once a day is also very beneficial. Those who are not living near the sea can apply “fuller’s earth” popularly known as potter’s mud or slippery mud or Chiknai mitti or Multani mitti. These muds work as effective home remedies for psoriasis. These are also very effective and purely natural psoriasis remedies. The natural glow face pack mentioned at -  is helpful. 

These natural mudpacks help relieve itching in psoriasis and absorb and remove the toxins from the scales.

Long gourd juice is another wonderful home remedy for psoriasis. As written above, the various gourd  juices should be consumed  about 50 ml twice daily, which work as effective natural remedies for psoriasis.

Cabbage leaves can be used as compresses and can be applied over affected parts. These cabbage leaves also work as an effective home remedy for psoriasis.

Natural sunshine is also needed in psoriasis patients. This is also a natural remedy for psoriasis patients. Sea bath and sunbath is recommended for all psoriasis patients.

Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the psoriasis treatment. A daily dose of 200-800 I.U is recommended as they reduce itching of the area.

Neem is a blood purifying herb and is found to be very effective natural remedy for psoriasis and other skin problems. Neem capsules – 500 mg extract capsules are recommended and better than most of the natural remedies for psoriasis.

Application of Aloe Vera gel and consumption of Neem capsules prove as wonderful natural remedies for psoriasis. Read More

Friday, August 9, 2013

Ayurvedic Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding - Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan - Chandigarh

Ayurvedic treatment for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding - Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan - Chandigarh - India

There are several causes of heavy menstrual bleeding and Ayurvedic remedies are really very beneficial in treatment of unexplained or complicated menstrual bleeding.

There are some home remedies also which can be done to stop the bleeding.

What common measures can be taken during heavy menstrual bleeding?

Common Ayurvedic medicines like Styplon, Pause etc. can be used. Home remedies like drinking juice of pomegranate, Juice of Common grass, Juice of Marigold flowers, Rose petals etc. can also be consumed to control the bleeding.

What to avoid during heavy menstrual bleeding?

Avoid spicy food, avoid citrus fruits during heavy bleeding, avoid alcohol, avoid smoking, avoid tobacco, avoid nuts, Avoid Aloe vera juice and Nuts.

Specialized Ayurvedic Treatment for Heavy menstrual bleeding

The below mentioned combination can be used in case of serious, prolonged continued bleeding due to any reason. The Ayurvedic medicines listed here are present in many Ayurvedic shops but if there is a difficulty in getting all these, you can write at – to get assistance or get these delivered at your place quickly in 2 days – anywhere in India and 4 days, anywhere in the world !

  1. Tab. Raktstambhan vati - 2 twice daily
  2. Arjun Saar - 20 ml twice daily
  3. Cap. Female health Support - 2 tablespoonful twice daily
  4. Pushyanug or Pradarantak Churna -1 teaspoonful twice daily
  5. Cap. Shatavari - 2 twice daily
  6. Ashok Ghritam - 1 teaspoonful once daily at night, with warm milk.
  7. Praval pishti- 5 gm, Akik Pishti - 5 gm, Kaharawa pishti - 10 gm, Kamdudha ras - 5 gm, Bol badh Ras - 5 gm, Moch ras - 5 gm, Bol Parpati - 5 gm, Mukta Pishti - 2 gm, Giloy Satv- 10 gm
  8. Make 30 sachets of all these, and consume 1 sachet twice daily, with Sheet Sudha

What are the causes of Heavy Bleeding?

  1. Hormonal imbalance
  2. Uterine fibroid tumors
  3. Tumors in other parts of body affecting hormones
  4. Cervical Polyps
  5. Endometrial polyps
  6. Lupus and other auto-immune diseases
  7. Infections, antibiotics, NSAIDS ( pain killers) , anti-coagulants (aspirin, heparin, warfarin etc)  and other drugs
  8. Pelvic Inflammatory disease –inflammation in pelvic organs
  9. Cervical cancer
  10. Endometrial cancer
  11. Endometrial hyperplasia or Endometriosis
  12. Intrauterine devices like Copper – T and others.   
  13. Bleeding disorders

Dr. Meenakshi is a well-known established Ayurvedic doctor in Chandigarh, India. Read More about Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan or call at +91-172-521-4030 to fix an appointment with DR. Meenakshi Chauhan or DR. Vikram Chauhan.


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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ayurvedic Treatment of Blood Cancer - Leukemia Diet by Chandigarh-India Doctor - Vikram Chauhan- MD

We often hear this dreadful disease’s name nowadays. The name is so dreadful that it is sufficient to give a shock of lifetime to all family members beside the patient.

Although there is so much advancement in the field of medicine but still the doctors find themselves in a difficult situation dealing with blood cancers. The chemotherapy and radiotherapy has so many side effects sometimes that it becomes a part of disease rather than curing it.

(AML, CML )  

1.    Acute Myelocytic Leukemia – ( AML )  Acute myeloid leukemia is a type of cancer that starts from bone marrow and the tissue which is inside the bones. This tissue helps to form blood cells. The cancer grows from the cells that were suppose to become white blood cells. It develops quickly, that’s why it’s called Acute and can prove fatal if not treated quickly.   

2.    Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia – (CML ) Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is cancer that starts inside bone marrow. This is the soft tissue in the center of bones that helps form all blood cells. CML causes an uncontrolled growth of immature cells that make a certain type of white blood cell called myeloid cells. Many patients discover the problem accidently and in accelerated phase it causes fever, bone pain, spleen enlargement, sweating, fatigue, weakness and bruising.  

3.    Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma- It is a type of cancer of the lymphatic tissue. Main symptoms are night sweats, fever and chilles ( on and off), swollen  lymph nodes, weight loss, shortness of breath, swellings, nausea, vomiting, headaches.

Blood cancer Treatment in Ayurveda

Ayurveda or natural medicine has always helped so many cancer patients to fight this dreadful disorder handsomely. Sometimes the patients are not willing to go solely for ayurvedic treatment of their blood cancer. They want chemotherapy or radiotherapy as advised by the doctors. I am not against chemotherapy or radiotherapy but I would always suggest start Ayurvedic treatment for Blood Cancer along with the ongoing modern medical treatments. The Ayurvedic treatment is rejuvenating in nature. Take some nourishing ayurvedic supplements which are helpful in protecting the healthy cells and regulate the metabolism of the body and stops progression or acceleration of cancer.

Staunch followers of Ayurveda, can take complete Ayurvedic treatment for his blood cancers– Acute Myelocytic leukemia or Chronic Myelocytic leukemia or Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

1.    The Ayurvedic treatment of Leukemia can be used as an adjuvant to ongoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
2.    It can be used as a rejuvenative, preventive and life prolonging and curative therapy in many
3.    The preparations used in Ayurveda, slows down the progress of the disease and sometimes put them in complete remission phase.
4.    Ayurvedic herbs help to minimize the side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
5.    Ayurvedic medicines can help to clear the cancer in many cases.

More about Blood Cancer in Ayurveda

There are certain Ayurvedic herbal remedies and ancienty alchemy rasa shastra medicines for Leukemia of both types. The combination recommended by ayurveda is time tested and is well researched by many Ayurvedic vaidyas and experts. Ancient alchemy called “Ras Shastra” mentioned many combinations in ayurvedic texts to fight cumbersome diseases like Cancer or “arbuda in Sanskrit.

The blood Cancer is called “Rakt-Arbud” in Ayurvedic medicine by many. While mentioning Arbud another name comes in ayurvedic texts called “Granthi”. Both of these names literally mean “Tumor or swollen, elevated, painful/ painless, elevated node”.  Blood Cancers can also be classified as “dysfunctional Pitta” leading faulty formation / non-formation / damage of blood cells or immunity cells. Or “Rakt-Gat Pitta” , Sannipataj Paandu + Rakt Arbud.  

The treatment of Blood cancer in Ayurveda can be achieved by using techniques described in ancient alchemy texts called “Rasa Shastra” 
Use of combination of Silver, Gold and other minerals gives wonderful results in fighting cancers, no matter if the patient is on chemo or radiotherapy.

The use of the combination gives boost to the normal cells, modifies the immune cells and helps in regularizing the production of cells in the bone marrow.  The results are astounding and many Ayurvedic vaidya’s are using these combinations in their clinical practice to get wonderful results in blood cancer and other cancer patients.

The combination recommended in Blood cancer is mainly focused on treating “Pitta Imbalance”, Rakt janya Pitta and providing immune boosting effect


Vaikrant Bhasma - 2.5 gm   
Rajat Bhasma – 5 gm
Praval Panchamrit – 5 gm
Chanderkala Ras-  5 gm
Praval Pishti – 5 gm
Akik Pishti – 5 gm
Mukta Pishti – 4 gm
Kamdudha Ras- 5 gm
Jahar Mohra Pishti-  10 gm
Kalmegh Navayas Loh – 5 gm
Dhatri Loh – 5gm
Giloy Satv – 10 gm
Hemgarbh Potli Ras – 2 gm
Swarn Makshik Bhasma – 5 gm
Trailokyachintamani Ras – 2 gm
Swarn Bhupati Ras -  2 gm
Swarn Basant Malti Ras -2  gm
Sarveshwar Parpati – 2 gm
Abhrak Bhasma - 5 gm
Gandhak Rasayan-  5 gm
Yashad Bhasma – 5 gm
Cancer Vidhvansan Ras – 2 gm
Navrattan Gajankush Ras – 2 gm
Kaharawa Pishti - 10 gm 
Sutshekhar Ras – 5 gm

Make 60 Sachets of all these, Give 1 Sachet twice daily with Shree Khand Herbal Jam 
2. Swarn Prash -1 tablespoonful twice daily
3. Cap. Youth Restora -1 twice daily
4. Cap. Giloy – 1 twice daily
5. Cap. Amalaki Rasayan -1 twice daily
6. Cap. Ashwagandha -1 twice daily
7. Tab. Chandanadi Vati - 2 twice daily ( Made from Sandalwood ) 

All these can be used with water, along with the sachets.  

There is no problem if the patient wants to take Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy along with these. There are no contraindications.


1.    Prakriti – Individual nature, the imbalance in genetic code is one of the reasons for such cancers
2.    Radiation – Radiation from nuclear power plant, Radiotherapy center are also reasons for these types  of cancers
3.    Consuming unnatural food at a very high level and in regularity. Fast food, preservative rich food, pesticides, fertilizers rich food items, Stress and unhealthy life style are also reasons for cancers.


The diet in leukemia should be such that it should help the body to heal and fight the cancer in a natural way. All the diseases response to this diet chart. The leukemia and other diseases are very well managed with this diet patter

In all types of blood cancers, the cooling foods are recommended. Blood cancers are all pitta vitiation disease, so cooling herbs like
Coconut water should be consumed regularly. Every day empty stomach.

2. Alkaline diet is highly recommended. The alkaline diet mainly contains fruits which are not acidic in nature. For example – Apples, pears, papaya, melons are excellent anti-cancer fruits.
3. Nuts should be consumed in a moderate quantity. Dates should also be consumed in moderation.
4. Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons are not really recommended as per Ayurveda. They are all Pitta vitiating foods.
5. Chillies are not good
6. Turmeric and Spices in moderate quantity can be consumed.
7. Avoid foods which produce “Ama – Endotoxins “ in the body.
8. Avoid heavy, greasy, sticky foods like Yogurt, Banana, Arbi, Bhindi (Lady’s finger),  cheese, sweets and milk products, Packaged food, noodles, pasta (packaged), food full of preservatives, canned food is not good.
9. Grapes, Chikoo and mangoes are allowed if there is constipation and there is weakness in general and no diabetes. Dates are not recommended in large quantity, although they have so much energy but still they are hot in nature, so should be avoided.
10. The combination of list of medicines mentioned above contains Mukta Pishti, Praval Pishti, Akik Pisthi and others. These are called Pearls, Corals and Agate respectively. They are rich natural source of calcium. So there is no need of extra Calcium supplementation.

More Information about DIET IN LEUKEMIA - BLOOD CANCER 

Warm food, Fresh Food – Vegetable soup made from fresh green leafy vegetables is recommended.

God made foods are good rather than man made (Processed) – as this machine is made by God and not by man

Nature knows which fuel is good for this human machine. Most of the things which grow in fields, trees, and forests are good. Packaged food, processed food is very bad. Soft drinks are bad because they provide CO2 (carbon di-oxide) and deprive living cells of oxygen.

Ghee is always recommended in all types of Blood Cancers. In such cancers, Vata and Pitta are highly vitiated and in imbalanced state. Bramhi Ghritam, Maha Chaitas Ghritam, Ashwagandha Ghritam, Triphala Ghritam etc. are excellent.

Swamla compound ( made from amla base), Maharishi Amrit Kalash are various preparations which can be added depending upon various conditions.  Coconut water should be consumed everyday early morning to neutralize the toxins produced by acidic diet in the body.

Fruit juices should be consumed one fruit juice at a time or in a day. For example fruit juice of Apple, Water melons and avoid sour fruit juices like Lemons, Oranges. For vitamin C, Amla fruit berries are excellent, and although they are sour but they become sweet in “Vipaka” ( Metabolic property) after digestion. So they are good. Amla berries are there in Amalaki Rasayan, All chawyanprash, and other herbal jams of Ayurveda.
Fresh Beetroot juice is very important. 30-100 ml daily is recommended to boost immunity and improve blood count.

Use of Zuchini, Bottle Gourds, Long Gourds, Round Gourds, Turnips, Carrots, Radishes is recommended. They are good for all types of diseases caused by Pitta imbalance. Use of Giloy  (Tinospora cordifolia) is recommended. Wheat grass juice, Amla Juice is also recommended.
Green leafy vegetables should be made into soup every evening. Potatoes are fine but fried are not recommended. Mushrooms are very high in protein and increase fire element in the body. So they should be consumed after few days gap only and are fine if the patient is having protein energy malnutrition or low energy or muscle mass.

Butter is not recommended but Ghee is recommended.
High protein diet should be avoided.
All non-vegetarian diet should be avoided.
Non-Vegetarian soup and small chicken chunks are allowed if the patient is very weak, otherwise it will increase Pitta, which is the root cause of the disease.
Wheat and mix of various grains breads / chapatti is recommended.
Rice are not recommended and should be avoided. Once or twice in a week, mixed with various herbs and spices (made as Pulao) can be consumed.

Avoiding Constipation in MDS, Blood Cancers and other cancers

Consitpation should be avoided at all costs. Consuming soups of green leafy vegetables, consuming fruits like papaya, melons, apples, pears and coconut water will help to get rid of constipation and improve appetite.

Don’t force feed and let the appetite generate itself. It is written in Ayurveda, if there is no food, the digestive fire will burn the “ama” (toxins) . So it is good to keep a fast once a week to enlighten the digestive fire and improve appetite. Keep fast on coconut water or soups.

Apple rich diet for MDS and other cancers

Apples are excellent for all tumors/ cancers. Fresh apples, without pesticides spray should be consumed almost every day.

Don’t mix them with Yogurt or milk. Consuming whole, along with the peel is recommended as it is rich in quercitin but washing for about 5 minutes is recommended to clear the disinfectants.

Locally grown apples are recommended rather than imported, as they are sprayed with chemicals. 1-2 apples a day are fine.

Alcohol, beer should be stopped at all costs. 

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan is an Ayurvedic cancer expert based in Chandigarh -  India  and can be contacted via fixing an appointment at - (+91)172-5214030 or (+91)9915593604