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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Edema (Water Retention) – Symptoms, Home and Herbal Remedies


Edema means swelling of body parts due to water retention. It mainly effects the lower body part like foot and ankles. It can slow down the healing process which cause skin infection and also affects the blood circulation and it can be pain full. Edema is not a disease but it indicates that something is going wrong in the body.  Acc to Ayurveda edema is a sotha roga, in sotha roga all the three dosha are vitiated.  The ama/vata is responsible for the sotha it caused due to obstruction of body channels.

Edema can be the result of medication, pregnancy, kidney disease, heart failure and liver cirrhosis. Taking too much Steroids, anti-inflammatory drugs, pain killer, and certain diabetic drug cause edema. Hormonal imbalance and obesity, diabetes, any head injury and thyroid these are some other disease for edema.  Deficiency of vitamin B -12 is also very important factor for the edema.


  • Swelling and puffiness of particular part of body. 
  • Shiny and steachted skin.
  • Slight color changes in the skin.
  • Increased abdominal size.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Obesity.

Home Remedies for Edema:

  • Try magnesium in edema, it is very effective.
  • Yoga and daily exercise are also effective to reduce the edema. 
  • Opt the food that are easy to digest.
  • Say no to packaged and fast food.
  • Avoid cold and dry items.
  • Do not withhold a natural urges such as burping, urination, and releasing gas etc.
  • Maintain the body weight neither too overweight nor underweight.
  • Improves Irregular sleeping habits and stress. 
  • Avoid Eating too much salt in your daily diet.
  •  Reduce sitting in one position for long time. 
  • Use warm mustard oil for massage, massage improves the blood circulation of the body and reduces the inflammation and stiffness.
  • Take fiber rich food in your daily life.  Diet is very important for edema.
  • Avoid some fruits and veggie which are rich in water content and also avoid to intake of curd.
  • Punarnava is the best Ayurvedic drug for edema, which has good diuretic property
  • Use of amlaki, is good for the edema.
  • Use ample of water to reduces the edema.  
Planet Ayurveda has many herbal products without any side effects. One of the most promising Punarnava Capsules, this is really very good product for patient suffering from edema.  Planet Ayurveda is dedicated to the promotion of natural and totally Ayurvedic herbs. In Planet Ayurveda, we are using 100% veggie capsules. We are using pure forms of herbs and standardized extracts in our herbal supplements.  Punaranava   (Puna means again and Nava means new). Botanical name of Punarnava is (BOERRRHAVIA DIFFUSA). Punarnava has many ravish uses. Punarnava corrects the water metabolism of the body.  The leaves are used as a vegetables and root juice is used to treat many disease like asthma, urinary disorder, and leucorrhea. Punarnava has also anti-microbial, anti – inflammatory, anti -bacterial properties. Punarnava plant is a weed that is found all over India. 

Punarnava plants containes punarnavoside, steroids, retinoid, and flavonoid, amino acid etc.


These capsules help to lighten water retention. 
  • It rejuvenates the whole body.
  • Punarnava works as a diuretic.
  • The flavonoid arbinofuransoide present in the herb that was found to lower the uric acid.
  • It naturally help the body to expel the fluids, so it is best for the Edema (swelling).
  • Relaxs the body muscle cell and muscle spasm.
  • Best natural herb for proper kidney function or kidney failure, it also help to promote healthy liver function.
  • It is very useful in the treatment of cardiovascular disorder.
  • It also maintain the blood vessel and high blood pressure.
  • Used for reliving the abdominal pain.
  • Punarnava is beneficial in  the treatment of obesity . 
  • It is also helpful in treating ascites.
  • The root of plant is help in killing intestinal worm. 
  • Punarnava is also has mild laxative property.
  • Punarnava is a good Rasayana so useful in amavata. 
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Friday, December 5, 2014


How to test Shilajit Purity - 

Shilajit is a natural substance or mineral found under or near the rocks of Himalaya, it has got lot of medicinal properties and many of companies are formulating shilajit preparations out of this. As it has become very popular and common worldwide, it is really important to know how to test shilajit!! Shilajit is rich in fulvic acids that has ability to form chelating compounds with heavy metals. Fulvic acids are dibasis with low molecular weight and they have 2 hydrogen ions. These ions combine with minerals and form colloids. These ionic colloids can pass easily through membranes.

Why a lot of Fake Products in Market?
So many companies are selling shilajit fake products as a part of business and to earn money because:
  • It is one of the rarest substance in the world.
  • It is considered as a maharas means one that is believed to cure almost all the ailments of body.
  • It is costly.
  • It is difficult to get.
  • It is top selling product for male sex related problems.

 How to Test Shilajit Purity and Authenticity? 
There are so many tests explained to know purity of shilajit and to know standardized extracts of it so that you will get the confidence that you have real one with you. These below mention tests will let you know whether compound is 100 percent shilajit or not…

Solubility – Pure Shilajit get dissolves completely in plain or warm water. When shilajit powder is poured over a glass of water, its particles start dissolving slowly in the water and within very short time of period it gets fully dissolve and give black golden color to water. Like this we can make out that shilajit is pure, if it doesn’t mix properly in water, it is not pure one and not of good quality.

Insolubility – Pure shilajit is not soluble in vodka or alcohol. When shilajit powder is mixed with alcohol, it doesn’t not dissolve or mix properly with it and form some clots or so. This is another easy method to know shilajit’s purity.

Can absorb heavy metals – pure shilajit has the capacity to absorb heavy metals like parad or mercury. Take 1 tsp. of pure shilajit powder in a bowl, add little bit of mercury and 1 tsp. of water to mix. Mix well for some time, you will notice slowly mercury will break down in to small particles. Mix it for 5 min or so and you will find that whole mercury is mixed completely with shilajit.

Flame – When pure shilajit comes in contact with fire or flame, it does not burn or light but start bubbling to produce an ash like substance at the end. This is again an easy test to know shilajit purity.

Pliability – Pure shilajit will always hold its form and not separate into clumps. It can melt in hand and become sticky, goosy substance and becomes very hard when kept in refrigerator.

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Though many companies mix extra additives, chemicals or colors along with shilajit powders so it is really important to know that shilajit must contain standardized extracts of best quality so that one can get all its wonderful benefits and results. Pure shilajit averts the degeneration, decay and annihilation of the cells and helps body to remain healthy in all the ways!!!