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Friday, July 29, 2016

Natural Treatment Of Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie's disease, a penis problem in men, usually caused by the formation of plaque inside the penis. The problem is more common in older men, but can occur in young men too. The problem causes several complications in the sexual life and hence should be treated well. Ayurveda offers a natural treatment for this problem without any side effects.

What are the common symptoms of Peyronie's disease?

The constant pain in the penis is the first and the main symptom of this problem. Other common symptoms of this penis problem are listed below:

  • Reduction in flexibility and causing discomfort.
  • Curved penis during an erection.
  • Difficulty in keeping an erection.
  • Appearance of plaque usually on the upper side of the penis.

Causes of Peyronie's Disease

The exact cause of this problem is still unknown.

The injury or trauma to the penis may increase the risk of developing this problem. The injury leads to the plaque formation inside the penis. Sometimes, the genes are responsible for this health problem. The problem may occur as a result of side effects of some medicines.

What are the complications of the Peyronie's disease?

This penis problem may cause several complications that are listed below:

  • A person with this problem may suffer from the problem of sexual intercourse.
  • The problem leads to difficulty in achieving erection.
  • The problem may cause mental stress or anxiety.
  • The problem may lead to relationship problems between partners.

Diagnosis of Peyronie's disease

The disease can simply be confirmed by symptoms even. But a doctor can diagnose the disease by doing a physical examination of an affected area. For more details, he can ask you to do an X-ray or ultrasound of the penis. If still he is not able to confirm the disease, he may even ask for a biopsy. But this occurs in rare cases.

Ayurveda and Health

Ayurveda, being a natural way to treat any disease, is one of a safer alternative. Ayurveda helps to maintain a healthy body by balancing all the three doshas of the body. These doshas are considered as the energies or the life forces. The aggravation of any of these dosha or doshas leads to several health problems. In order to maintain a good health, the balancing of these doshas is necessary.

Natural treatment for Peyronie's disease by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers herbal medicines for this problem that are prepared using natural herbs in it. All of them are made without using any kind of chemicals or preservatives in it. Hence are 100 percent natural and effective. Also, all of them are 100 percent free from side effects.

Planet Ayurveda's Herbal medicines for Peyronie's disease

1. Curcumin capsules:

These capsules are the herbal formulations that are prepared using the pure curcumin herb in it. Curcumin herb is known for several health benefits in Ayurveda and is effective in the treatment of Peyronie's disease too.

PACK SIZE - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

DOSAGE - 1 capsule, twice a day, after meals with plain water.

2. Kachnaar Guggul:

The Kachnaar Guggul is another effective herbal medicine from the house for this problem.

The tablets contain the following natural herbs: Kachnaar bark (Bauhinea variegate), Triphala (Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Emblica officinalis), Trikatu (Zingiber officinale, Solanum nigrum, Piper longum), Varun bark (Crataeva nurvala), Elaichi (Elettaria cardamom), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), Tejpatra (Cinnamomum zeylanica leaves) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul).

This excellent herbal formulation is a great way to treat the problem naturally.

PACK SIZE - Each bottle contains 120 tablets in it.

DOSAGE - 2 tablets, twice a day, after meals with plain water.

3. Gandhak rasayan:

Another effective medicine from the house is Gandhak Rasayan. These tablets are prepared from pure Gandhak and pure Sharkara. The product is helpful in managing the symptoms of Peyronie's disease.

PACK SIZE - Each bottle contains 120 tablets in it.

DOSAGE - 2 tablets, twice a day, after meals with plain water.

4. Jatyadi oil mixed with Nirgundi oil:

This herbal oil is for local application only.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Are you suffering from joints pain? Or there is morning stiffness for one hour? Well, maybe you are suffering from serious problem. It can be rheumatoid arthritis. As it is a common rheumatic disease, it affects nearly 1% of the world population. It is three times more common in women as compared to men. No doubt, it can occur at any age, but mostly it occurs in people with 40 years or more.

I am sure, now you are thinking of treatment. How can you control this joint disorder? To this question, we have the best answer. So, today we are going to give you a detail description of this disorder. Of course, we will give you an effective Ayurvedic treatment for the same as well. But before proceeding to this, we will first discuss about the disorder.


Exact cause of Rheumatoid arthritis is not clear but it is found that the reason could be, that immune system attacks by sending antibodies mistakenly to the synovium - the lining of the membranes surrounding the joints, considering it to be a foreign agent which results in inflammation and thickening of the synovium, which can ultimately destroy the cartilage and bone within the join. Inflammation further causes damage to tendon, ligament. It may be a combination of genes and environment.

So, what actually happens in Rheumatoid arthritis? What are its symptoms?

It is actually an autoimmune disease that leads to chronic inflammation in the joints. It begins with fatigue, morning stiffness, body aches, weakness and loss of appetite. Later on, it causes pain in the joints. Joints become warm, tender and stiff when not used for a while. The swelling occurs when lining of joint known as synovium becomes inflamed and as a result, it gives off more fluid. The pain occurs on both sides of the body. Mostly, it affects wrists, knees, elbows, fingers, toes, ankle or neck.

What Ayurveda has to say for Rheumatoid arthritis?

Ayurveda is a natural healthcare system that offers natural way of healing. According to Ayurveda, any imbalance in the life forces or doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) leads to health problem. Hence, these doshas must be in balance in order to keep our body free from disease.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused due to the aggravation of vata dosha of the body. Accumulation of ama in the body is also responsible for the same. Ama (toxin) is a toxic product of improper digestion. This toxic product circulates in an entire body and gets collected at the weaker sites. When it gets deposited in the joints and with the aggravation of vata dosha, then this condition leads to disease which is known as aamvata. Arthritis is known as Aamvata in Ayurveda. When there is aggravation of pitta dosha too, then it leads to burning sensation in the affected joints. Hence, we can say, there is need to balance these aggravated doshas to treat the disorder, completely.

What is the need to treat Rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis must be treated in time as it pose a serious risk of some other problems as well. Yes, the disorder can lead to several complications. If left untreated, it may lead to osteoporosis. It may leads to dry mouth and eyes. It may impair the immune system and with the result, it increases the risk of infections. It can even increase the risk of heart problems. At the same time, it may also pose a risk for lymphoma too. Now, you can see, how serious this health problem is? The treatment, hence, is must in order to avoid any further complications too.

Ayurvedic treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Well, now it is the time to discuss the treatment. If we are talking about the treatment, then we should look at the one that do not pose a risk of any side effects. For that we have, Ayurvedic treatment. Yes, it does not cause any side effects. Instead, it always gives many benefits. Because, it treats the disorder from its root and not just control the symptoms. As it is a natural treatment, it is actually the safe one to manage any health problem.

Ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis involves the removal of ama from the body, making digestion and metabolism healthy enough and balancing of vata dosha. Planet Ayurveda is known for offering effective Ayurvedic treatment for a number of diseases. For rheumatoid arthritis as well, the house has some effective herbal formulations. We will discuss in details about these formulations, now.

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing company that offers only 100 percent pure and natural products. All the products from the house are made without addition of any chemical, additive or preservatives. All of them are hence effective and are free from side effects. And what more a patient wants? He is getting 100 percent natural herbal formulations.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan recommends following prescription for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

1. Tab. Sinhnaad guggul

It is a polyherbal Ayurvedic formulation that contains triphala, castor oil and Guggul as the main ingredients. The combination is known for its strong cleansing action. The product is actually responsible for the removal of toxins from the blood, gastrointestinal tract and joints. It provides proper nourishment and strength to the joint tissues. Hence, it promotes the proper functioning of joints. In short, it supports healthy digestion and elimination of toxins and thereby, cleans the body and keep it in a balanced state.

Dosage: 2 tablets, twice daily, with plain water.

2. Tab. Rasna Erandadi Kashayam or Rasna Saptak Kwath Tablets

It is another herbal formulation to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is effective in giving relief from pain and swelling. Hence, it is even regarded as a strong pain killer. It provides relaxation to the muscles and joints and hence, effective in reducing the inflammation in affected joints. It is even helpful in the healing of injury, if, there is any to the joint.

3. Cap. Boswellia-Curcumin

In Ayurveda, the combination of two herbs Boswellia serrata and Curcuma longa is highly effective in joints pain. Hence, we have Boswellia curcumin capsules. Yes, this product is made using the pure and standardized extracts of these two herbs. The product is the excellent one to reduce the inflammation, swelling, pain and stiffness in the joints. It ensures the healthy flow of blood in the body and helps to remove the toxins from the body as well.

Dosage: 2 capsules, twice daily, with plain water.

4. Tab. Chropaxe

It is an ayurvedic formulation that is made using a combination of effective herbs such as Ashwagadnha (Withania somnifera), Gokshur (Tribulus terresteris) and Tagar (Valeriana wallichi). This product reduces the distress and discomfort that occurs due to joints pain. The combination of herbs works in a synergistic manner and acts as an axe to the chronic pain. The product blocks the pain receptors and increases the pain threshold. It alleviates other symptoms too that result due to joints pain such as anxiety, stress and depression.

Dosage: 1 tablet, twice daily, with plain water.

5. Cap. Bone Support

As the name indicates, bone support is here to support the bone, muscles and joints. It provides strength to the joints and makes them flexible ones to offer the comfort. It is made using a special combination of herbs such as Shudh Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Suhanjana Beej (Moringa oliefera), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis), Arjun (Terminalia Arjuna), Praval pisti (Corallium rubrum) and Mukta (Pearl calcium compound). This product is a great source of calcium too.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily, with plain water.

6. Mixture of the following

  • Swarn Bhasma - 500 mg
  • Vriht Vat Chintamani Ras - 2 gm
  • Vat Kulantak Ras - 2 gm
  • Ajeerna Kantak Ras - 5 gm
  • Vaat Gajankush Ras - 5 gm
  • AamVatari Ras - 2 gm
  • Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 10 gm
  • Praval Panchamrit - 5 gm
  • Abhrak Bhasma - 5 gm
  • Swarn Sameer Pannag Ras - 2 gm
  • Jahar Mohra Pishti - 10 gm
  • Akik Pishti - 5 gm
  • Giloy Satv - 10 gm
  • Godanti Bhasma - 5 gm
  • Kamdudha Ras - 5 gm
  • Hemgarbh Potli Ras - 1 gm

The mixture of all these ingredients is another Ayurvedic formulation that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It removes the Ama from the body and maintains healthy digestion of food. It purifies the blood and cleans the digestive system. The combination is a great source of calcium too. It provides strength to your muscles, bones and joints.

Dosage: Mix all together, make 60 sachets, consume with honey, twice daily.

The combination of all the above mentioned medicines are effective in controlling the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Regular usage of this combination will give you positive results. The products will not only treat your joint problem, but will boost your overall health and make your immune system healthy enough.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Ayurvedic Approach Towards Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a common disorder of thyroid which is also known as underactive thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone which is required by the body.

Role of Thyroid

The main function of the thyroid is to control the cells that use energy from the food by a process called metabolism. The metabolism of the body affects the temperature of the body, our heartbeat as well as affects how well we burn calories. If there is not enough thyroid hormone in the body, other processes of the body slow down. Your body will produce less energy and metabolism becomes sluggish.

Ayurvedic approach to Hypothyroidism

According to Ayurveda, an oldest system of health care, the function of thyroid is controlled by the Pitta (Agni) dosha. The metabolic processes that are carried out by the thyroid hormone are actually controlled by the pitta dosha. Ayurveda says, that, in Hypothyroidism Pitta dosha is covered by Kapha Dosha which in turn diminishes the cellular metabolism.

Is there any Ayurvedic treatment for Hypothyroidism?

Ayurvedic treatment of any disease is a natural and safer way to manage the symptoms of the disease. Ayurvedic treatment of hypothyroidism aimed at removing the kapha dosha that is coated over the pitta dosha. In this way, pitta dosha can perform its functions normally. The factors such as Healthy diet, healthy lifestyle as well as regular exercise are given equal importance by Ayurveda while treating any disease.

Diet for hypothyroidism

There are some goitrogenic foods that must be avoided as much as possible, in case, a person is suffering from hyperthyroidism. The goitrogenic foods contain natural goitrogens in it, which in turn are the chemicals that are responsible for the enlargement of the thyroid gland. These foods include broccoli, rapeseed, cauliflower cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc. Cooking of such foods is known to make these chemicals less effective, but stay on safe side and avoid eating these foods especially as raw foods. Foods rich in iodine, like beetroot, radish, potatoes, fish, oatmeal and bananas, are good in order to manage the symptoms of hypothyroidism and hence should be included in the diet.

Smoking and alcohol consumption should also be avoided as these things decreases the thyroid hormone level in the body.

Dietary supplements for healthy thyroid by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers "HYPOTHYROID CARE PACK" for the maintenance of healthy thyroid.

Hypothyroid Care Pack

Hypothyroid Care Pack

1. Gotukola capsules:

These Gotukola capsules by Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the standardized extract of the leaves of the Gotukola Plant (Centella asiatica). This product is effective in maintaining healthy thyroid.

Pack size: Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules, twice a day, daily.

2. Chanderprabha vati:

Planet Ayurveda offers another excellent product chanderprabha vati that is prepared using the special combination of 37 ingredients. Out of these 37 ingredients, Shilajit (Asphaltum) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul) are the two main ingredients. This product is a nutritional one that support healthy thyroid.

Pack size: Each bottle contains 120 tablets in it.

Dosage: 2 tablets, two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

3. Guggulipid capsules:

Guggulipid capsules from the house of Planet Ayurveda are made using the pure standardized extract of Guggul (Commiphora mukul). This herb has been used in Ayurveda since ancient times.

Pack size: Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage: 2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

4. Hakam churna:

Hakma churna of Planet Ayurveda contains the 4 ingredients in it. These ingredients include Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Methi (fenugreek) (Trigonella foenum graecum) and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi).

Pack size: Each bottle contains 100 g powder in it.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful, two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Alternative Treatment For Kidney Failure

kidney failure

Kidneys are the bean shaped organs that remove the waste products from blood. Nowadays kidney problems are increasing day by day. Kidney failure is one of the most common problem. Now we will discuss common causes and symptoms of kidney failure and herbal treatment for kidney failure in this article.

Kidney failure is also known as renal failure. It is a medical condition in which kidneys are unable to remove waste products from body. Kidney failure is of two types that is acute and chronic kidney failure.

What are the symptoms?

  • Fluid retention in body causing swelling in hands, legs, feet, ankles.
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue.

Causes of kidney failure

  • Diseased conditions like heart attack, diabetes, liver failure.
  • Intake of alcohol.
  • Accumulation of toxins
  • Some medications like antibiotics, dyes used during imaging tests, drugs used to treat osteoporosis.

Ayurvedic view of kidney failure

In Ayurveda, imbalance of any of three energies (vata, pitta and kapha) results in health complications. According to ayurveda kidneys are made up of rakta and meda dhatus (blood and fat tissues). So diseases caused by any of these dhatus may affect kidneys and cause kidney failure as in the case of madumeha (diabetes). In ayurveda kidney failure is known as disease of Mutravaha srotas. Kidney failure occurs due to imbalance of kapha and vata doshas. Kapha imbalance is responsible for blockage of srotas (small channels) whereas imbalance of vata leads to destruction of kidney structure.


At present number of ways are there to treat kidney failure. In modern science, kidney transplant is also done to treat kidney failure. But another way to tackle this problem is by herbal treatment.

Ayurvedic/ Herbal treatment for kidney failure

Ayurvedic treatment mainly focus on strengthening of kidneys, restoring its function and improve their filtration capacity. It will also reduce the need of dialysis.

There are number of herbs present which is alternative treatment for kidney failure like Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Kaasni (Chicorium intybus), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri) etc.

There are some herbs which are explained below

1. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

It is a natural antioxidant which helps to remove toxins from body and it provide immunity and strength to the body. It helps in blood related problems. It helps to clean intestine and also control blood sugar. It has anti pyretic, cardio tonic, anti-diabetic, gastrointestinal properties also. It is used in Punarnava mandoor tablets of Planet Ayurveda.

2. Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)

It is commonly known as hogweed and belongs to family Nyctaginaceae. It is naïve to India, Southern United States. It has wonderful action on kidney failure. It has diuretic property which increases renal blood flow. It has clear action on excess kapha which is responsible for accumulation of fluid in body that leads to formation of toxins. It is useful in swelling of joints because of kapha imbalance. It is very effective in urinary infection. It is used in formulation of Rencure formula and Punarnava mandur tablets of Planet Ayurveda.

3. Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)

It is wonderful diuretic and herbal tonic for urinary system. It helps to enhance the immunity, strength and stamina in body. It is used in Rencure formula and Varunadi vati of Planet Ayurveda.

4. Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

It is an ancient Indian herb which has great medicinal importance in Ayurveda. It contains constituent named as curcumin which has anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic properties. It is used in various type of inflammation, infection and allergies. It has power to fight against toxins. It is used in formulation of Punarnava mandoor tablets of Planet Ayurveda.

5. Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri)

It contains alkaloids, rutins, lignans and corilagins. It has wide range of medicinal properties. It is effective against both liver and kidney related problems. It is effective diuretic. It is important ingredient of Mutrakrichantak Churna of Planet Ayurveda.

6. Varun (Crateva nurvala)

It is an excellent herb used in kidney ailments. It is also effective against urinary tract infection and swelling because of fluid retention. It is important constituent of Varunadi vati of Planet Ayurveda.

7. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)

It is an herb used as anti-inflammatory properties which is used to reduce swelling and in ulcers also. It is one of the component of Punarnava mandoor tablets of Planet Ayurveda.

8. Pippali (Piper longum)

It is natural herb which helps in various health issues. It pacifies vata and kapha doshas which is responsible for kidney disorders. It is one of the ingredient of Punarnava mandoor of Planet Ayurveda.

9. Shuddha Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)

This is pure natural extract (resin) which is important ingredient of varunadi vati. It is useful in kidney diseases.

10. Maricha (Piper nigrum)

It is useful herbal remedy to reduce swelling and inflammation.

11. Kaasni (Chicorium intybus)

It is common plant known as Chicory which is useful in acute and chronic kidney failure. It is known to increase the secretion of urine. It is one the component of Mutrakrichantak churna.


These herbs are used in various disease condition like renal failure. It provides a good alternative to kidney failure treatment. It also helps to reduce the events of dialysis. These herbs can be used in different formulation Punarnava, phyllanthus niruri, kaasni which are ingredients of Mutrakrichantak churna, it is very effective formulation which helps to improve kidney function. Gokshur, Varun, Palaash these are the ingredients of Rencure formula capsules. Gokshur, Varun, punarnava which are ingredients of varunadi vati. If it is not effective alone then these can be taken in combination with Punarnava mandoor.

All these products can be taken in form of Revive Kidneys Pack. It is wonderful herbal treatment for kidney failure provided by Planet Ayurveda. It has positive results in kidney failure.

Planet Ayurveda's Revive Kidneys Pack

Planet Ayurveda's Revive Kidneys Pack is a complete solution to all the types of problems associated with Kidneys. Our Revive Kidneys Pack provides complete solution to people who suffer from other problems that can affect their kidney functioning at a later stage. We at Planet Ayurveda offer you a wide range of herbal supplements that take care of your health and life. Our formulations are 100% herbal and prepared after passing through a series of effective and stringent tests that assure their quality.



  • 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.
  • Rencure Formula - 2 Capsules, twice daily with warm water after meals.
  • Punarnava Mandur - 2 Tablets, thrice daily with warm water after meals.
  • Varunadi Vati - 2 Tablets, thrice daily with warm water after meals.
  • Chandanadi Vati - 2 Tablets, twice daily with warm water after meals.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment in Ayurveda

Enlarged Prostate

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy is an enlarged prostate that can block the urethra (a tube that excretes urine out of the body.) It is very common problem after 40 years of age in men. The prostate is a small gland found only in men, located below the bladder.


  • Changes in hormone balance and in cell growth.
  • Sedentary or insufficient physical work
  • Suppression of urge for urinating
  • Incompatible food intake
  • Lifestyle disturbance

Certain medications also trigger the symptoms

  • Cold or sinus medications that contain decongestants or anti-histamines
  • Asthma drugs (esp. inhalers)
  • Allergy and hay fever drugs


Nerves within the prostate and bladder may also play a role in causing the following common symptoms:

  • Urinary frequency: The need to urinate frequently during the day or night (nocturia), usually voiding only small amounts of urine with each episode
  • Urinary urgency: The sudden, urgent need to urinate, owing to the sensation of imminent loss of urine without control
  • Hesitancy: Difficulty initiating the urinary stream; interrupted, weak stream
  • Incomplete bladder emptying: The feeling of persistent residual urine, regardless of the frequency of urination
  • Straining: The need strain or push to initiate and maintain urination in order to
  • fully evacuate the bladder
  • Disturbed sleep at night
  • Decreased force of stream: The subjective loss of force of the urinary stream over time
  • Dribbling: Due to a poor urinary stream


  • In a small number of cases, BPH may cause the bladder to be blocked, making it extremely hard to urinate.
  • Backed-up urine in the bladder (urinary retention), leading to bladder infections or stones, or kidney damage.


  • Physical examination.
  • Urine test (urinalysis)
  • Digital rectal examination (DRE) to feel the size of prostate.
  • Prostate specific antigen (PSA) test to rule out prostate cancer.
  • Cystoscopy

Ayurvedic Approach

Ashthila along with two other conditions known as mootrakrucha and mootraaghaata caused due to aggravation of Vata especially the Apana Vayu described in ayurvedic texts coincides with the symptoms of Prostate enlargement. Mootrakruchra or difficulty in urinating is characterized by severe pain in passing urine whereas in mootraaghaata, there is total suppression or intermittent flow of urine during urination.

Ayurvedic Medicines for BPH

Planet Ayurveda has PROSTATE CARE PACK, completely herbal that is beneficial and improves urinary flow rate while reducing post-void residual urine also inhibits prostatic stromal proliferation. Regular use for few months is advised to maintain healthy prostate. Time duration varies from patient to patient as per condition and body response.

Composition of the Pack is

Sr. No. Product Name Herbs Used Dosage
1 SHILAJIT CAPSULES Shilajit 1 capsule twice daily with warm water.

works wonderfully on urinary tract infections

Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Guggul (Comifora mukul)2 tablets twice daily with warm water.

wonderful, effective natural supplement for prostate health

Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegate), Terminalia chebula (Haritaki), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) Guggul (Comifora mukul) etc. 2 tablets twice daily with warm water.
4. TRIBULUS POWER work as a natural diuretic and eliminate toxins Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) 2 capsules twice daily with warm water.
5. PROSTATE SUPPORT 2 tablets twice daily with warm water.

Herbs used for the treatment of BPH

1. Shilajit

  • Shilajit, a natural -mineral compound with humic and fulvic acids and many trace minerals ejected out of rocks during hot weather in the lower Himalayas is specially used in genito-urinary disease.
  • It is a general tonic or Rasyana.
  • Keeps the calcium in the bones and consequently makes them stronger.
  • Serves as a natural anti-oxidant, containing more than 85 minerals in their ionic form, keeping the diseases away and the immune system strong.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties accelerates healing and tissue damage.
  • Antioxidant and anti-aging properties, promotes cellular respiration.

2. Punarnava, Hog Weed (Boerhavia diffusa)

  • An anti-inflammatory herb, an effective diuretic, anti-spasmodic, with pain relieving qualities for urinary tract issues, including infections, hence it can be used in relieving urinary retention and relieving water retention
  • Useful in relieving pain, abdominal colic.
  • Slightly alkaline in nature, having scraping, cutting qualities improves digestion, and speeds up wound healing
  • Detox and removes all the toxins from the body very effectively
  • Punarnava is a tissue builder, a rasayana. This herb is perfectly designed for prostate problems to combat inflammation.

3. Varun (Crataeva nurvala)

  • Having main constituent lupeol, has diuretic, anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, antimicrobial, and urinary-renal supportive qualities, used to treat infections of the urinary tract.
  • Relieves difficulty in urination caused by enlarged prostate.

4. Gokshur, Gokshura (gokhru), Tribulus terrestris

  • Has been traditionally used in treating urogenital condition
  • It reduces symptoms like burning sensation and pain while urinating and has anti-inflammatory effects
  • Treats erectile dysfunction, low libido and other associated symptoms of BPH.
  • Helps to maintain regular urine flow, stops dribbling after urination
  • Helps to control urgency of urine as well as gives strength to genito-urinary system.

5. Kachnar (Bauhinia variegate)

  • It helps in clearing ama from the blood, muscle, and fat tissue, and helps to maintain the normal size of the prostate gland and supports balanced cell production.
  • Contains tannic acid useful in Glandular enlargement, prostatic hypertrophy, helps in the excretion of toxins that are obstructing the deeper fat tissues and the Lipid layer.
  • A safe and effective herb known for its anti-inflammatory, healing and laxative properties which makes it a natural choice against BPH.
  • It effectively flushes the lymphatic system of toxins, sluggishness and accumulated waste.

6. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)

  • It nourishes the digestive system, enhances appetite and improves digestion, effective against inflammation and parasites.
  • It promotes healing and reduces swelling, balances tridoshas, i.e Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Having a wide anti- bacterial and antifungal spectrum, and helps in the inhibition of growth of E. coli, the most common organism responsible for urinary tract infection. Thus helping in curing urinary tract infections or UTI.

  • Found to be effective in preventing ageing and imparting longevity, immunity and resistance to the body against diseases
  • Useful in impotency, lassitude of organs, various obstructions in channels (veins, arteries etc.)
  • Acts as an excellent nervine tonic.
  • Removes away the unnecessary deposits and toxins from the body

7. Indian gooseberry -Emblica officinalis

  • Amlaki has bioflavonoids, flavones, polyphenols and carotenoids and Ascorbic acid
  • It acts as an antioxidant with free radical scavenging properties which may be due to the presence of high levels of super oxide dismutase.
  • Plays significant role in the synthesis of neurotransmitters, collagen synthesis
  • Facilitates absorption of iron in the body and improves hemoglobin level.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory action used in various gastrointestinal tract inflammation and indigestion.

Diet recommendations in BPH

Diet rich in whole, natural foods is excellent for the overall prostate health. Foods rich in nutrients have the potential to both help prevent and treat health issues like prostatitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and prostate cancer.

  • Pumpkin seeds, cayenne, jackfruit seeds, broccoli, mushroom, pomegranate, Yogurt are good.
  • foods, such as asparagus, bananas, and dates will delay prostate swelling
  • Herbs like senna leaf to move apana vata, ajwain seed and asafetida to enhance digestion, and turmeric for inflammation.


Pickles, squashes, some beverages like Beer, Lemonade, Cocoa, Sauces, chocolate and canned fruit juices, Citrus fruits (particularly orange juice), Watermelon, Pineapple etc.

  • Avoid intake of more fluid after 7 pm to reduce the need of frequent urination.
  • Take less salt as it causes fluid retention
  • Dry, Cold, astringent & pungent foods should be avoided.
  • Food which is heavy to digest.

The following food stuffs should be avoided to reduce the occurrence of enlarged prostate symptoms:

  • Broad Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • White Corn , Yellow corn
  • Peas, fish and meat
  • Red wine
  • Aged wines
  • Coffee
  • Soft Drinks
  • Tea

Home remedies for BPH

  • Amalaki herb/fruit acts as a blood cleanser, supports the immune system, and acts as a soothing treatment for dry or inflamed membranes. Boil the amla fruit (coarsely powdered) and this decoction should be taken in the quantity of 10gms daily.
  • Vacha and Mustard should be grinded in water and heated and applied externally.
  • Roots of Erand 4 gms should be boiled in 120gms milk filtered and added in 10gms of castor oil should be taken for 15-20 days.
  • Powdered pumpkin seeds must be taken in the quantity of 1 tsp in a glass of milk every day.


  • Forward bending Yogasanas (vajrasana, pachimottasana, padahastasana, trikonasana, etc),
  • Bhastrika pranayama, Vajroli mudra and Meditation certainly helps in improvement of quality of life.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Diabetes (Prameha) Management in Ayurveda

diabetes, prameha, treatment, ayurvedic

The disease currently affects more than 62 million Indians, which is more than 7.1% of India's adult Population. An estimate shows that nearly 1 million Indians die due to Diabetes every year. The average age of onset is 42.5 years.

Charaka Samhita Chikitsasthana Chapter 6 deals with Prameha its causes, symptoms, types, treatment and diet for various urinary disorders and diabetes (Madhumeha).

Diabetes is also known as Madhumeha. Diabetes is also called Maharoga (Major Disease) as almost all parts of the body and every cell of human physiology is affected.


आस्यासुखं स्वप्नसुखं दधीनि ग्राम्यौदकानूपरसाः पयांसि|

नवान्नपानं गुडवैकृतं च प्रमेहहेतुः कफकृच्च सर्वम्||

The main cause of prameha (diabetes) are lack of exercise, indisciplined eating habits, sedentary life style, and day time sleep, excess intake of curd, heavy diet, excess intake of milk products, new grains, jaggery and consumption of excess food which is oily and heavy (snigdha andguru) in nature.

Even modern medicine considers obesity, living standards according to urban life style as main causes of Type II Diabetes.

This kind of diet and lifestyle aggravates kapha in the body.

In Diabetes all doshas like kapha, pitta and vata are involved.  It is a major disease (Maharog) as important body tissues (dhatus) are vitiated in this disease.


Nutrient plasma (Rasa), Blood (Rakta), Skin (Mansa), Adipose tissue (Medas) , Marrow (Majja), Semen (Shukra) Lasika (Lymph), Body fluid (Jal), Ojas (Immunity factor), Fat underneath skin (Vasa) are involved. These are 10 dushyas of prameha.


Due to the above said factors, Kapha dosha is dominantly aggravated (in association with other doshas) and it vitiates medas (fat), mamsa (muscles), udaka (lymphatic channel), liquid elements of the body and causes different types of  prameha.

Vata gets imbalanced in prameha in two ways:

  1. Through obstruction in vessels due to Kapha (srothorodha)
  2. Degeneration of the body components (dhatu kshaya)

When vata draws tissue elements like Ojas, Majja and Lasika into the urinary tract and vitiates them to cause Madhumeha (Vataja Meha). 


Sweating, bad body odor, laziness, exudation of excreta from eyes, tongue and ears, bulkiness of the body, excessive growth of hair and nails, liking for cold things, dryness of the throat and palate ,sweet taste in the mouth, burning sensation in hands and feet and appearance of ants on the urine.

If these early symptoms are there one must be cautious about one's lifestyle.


  • Constant hunger
  • A lack of energy
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Dry ness of mouth


1) Sthula Pramehi – Those who are obese and strong
Nidana parivarjana is very importantfor Madhumeha. In sthula Madhumeha there is obstruction (margavarodha) of vata by increased kapha and fat (meda).

2) Krusha Pramehi – Those who are emaciated and weak.

These are classified in Ayurveda on very similar grounds as Diabetics are classified as NIDDM and IDDM respectively.


Apathaya nimmitaj (Due to overeating and wrong eating habits)- Type II Diabetes

Sahaj pramehi (Congenital)-Type 1 Diabetes


According to Ayurveda, Prameha (diabetes) is a tridoshaja vyadhi. However the predominance of any one dosha and dooshya enables its classification into Vataja, Pitaja & Kaphaja Pramehas.

They are further sub classified into 20 sub categories according to characteristics of urine, its volume, dhatu being excreted through urine.

Kaphaja Prameha are of 10 types and they are curable.

Pittaja Prameha are of 6 types and they are only palliable (Yapya)

Vatika prameha are of 4 types they are incurable because of their extremely serious nature.

Juvenile diabetes for children (for unhealthy dietary practices of parents)


  1. Sadhya – Curable (Kapha type)
  2. Yapya – Disease remains under control as long as proper medicine is taken.(Pitta type)
  3. Asadhya – Incurable (vatatype) e.g. Madhumeha & inherited diabetes (Sahaja), Lean patients (krish)


Ojas is the essence of life, an extract of the seven dhathus Rasa (Chyle), Rakta (Blood), Mamsa (Muscles), Meda (fat) Asthi (Bone), Majja (Marrow),  Sukra (Sperm & Ovum), Ojas represented as of the body. The ojas in a healthy person determines the physical and mental health of a person.

which is reddish, white, or yellowish in colour it is in heart and other vital organs of the body. If ojas is distrubed, degeneration will be fast and result in decreased life span.


According to Ayurveda the line of treatment for prameha is dependent on various factors:

  1. The prakriti of the patient
  2. Dosha dominance in disease
  3. Dooshya vitiation
  4. Obstruction in srotha
  5. Manasika Prakrithi
  6. Ahara & Vihara
  7. Hereditary factors etc 


Apatarpana Chikitsa: It is done as light diet plan (langhana) and purification (shodhan) for obese patient.

Santarpana Chikitsa: These formulations should be prepared such that they cause santarpana without causing vriddhi of kapha and medas. Vataja prameha patients are advised to have Bhrimhana medication & diet which increases dhathus in the body.


  • Vyaayam (Exercise),
  • Pathya (dietary regulation),
  • Panchakarma (Bio-purification procedures)
  • The use of Ayurvedic medicines.


The herbs used in the management of Prameha are bitter, astringent and pungent in taste. Some of the widely used herbs for the management of diabetes is as follows:

  1. Eugenia jambolana (Jamun beej churna) 
  2. Gymnema sylvestre (Gudmar patra churna) 
  3. Pterocarpus marsupium (Vijaysar churna)  
  4. Ficus bengalensis (Nyagrodha twaka churna) 
  5. Shilajeet in case of generalized weakness.
  6. Tejpatra
  7. Fenugreek seeds powder (Methi seeds churna) 
  8. Momordica chirantia (Karela juice) upto 10-20 ml
  9. Emblica officinalis (Amla juice) upto 20 ml
  10. Curcuma longa (Haridra) Haldi powder along with Amla juice is a very good combination in patients of Diabetes.
  11. Kirat tikata (Chirayata) A decoction of this plant is to be taken daily every morning. 

Read also:- Herbal Remedies for Diabetes


Decoction of Darvi ( Berberis aristata),Triphala and Musta (Cyperus rotundus) mixed with honey


  • Chandraprabha vati: In a dose of 500 mg twice or thrice daily. This is specially used in patients having Diabetes with Urinary tract infection.
  • Trivang Bhasma: This is a combination of three bhasmas namely Naga, Vanga and Yashaha Bhasma. It is to be taken in a dose of 125mg twice daily available in the form of powder..
  • Dhatri Nisha: A combination of Haldi powder and Amla and has to be taken early morning and is especially useful in Diabetic Retinopathy.
  • Vasant kusumakar rasa: A very useful tonic for diabetics especially useful in the stage of complications it has to be consumed in a dose of 125 mg twice daily.


  • Amalaki (goose berry), Yava (barley), Wheat, Jamun. Karela (bitter gourd), Blackpepper, Garlic are generally recommended.
  • Vyayama (Exercise) is very important for management of Diabetes.


  • Sugar cane juice. Refined oil. Ghee, Jaggery, Alcohol. Carbohydrate rich foods. Curd and new grains.
  • Day time sleep is responsible for bad prognosis of Diabetes.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chronic Constipation Treatment in Ayurveda

Chronic Constipation

Due to weak digestive fire, food is not digested properly that leads to indigestion. It is a common chronic disorder of lower digestive system in which the solid wastes of body are eliminated at irregular intervals or inefficiently and non-eliminated wastes starts accumulating in the large intestine.

Constipation may manifest in different ways - not passing bowels even once a day or a sense of incomplete evacuation. Although constipation is often looked upon as a common problem, if not treated or if treatment is delayed, it can lead to further problems such as fissures, fistulas, piles, lack of appetite and indigestion. Disease of constipation has not been discussed separately in Ayurvedic texts, it is occurrence as a symptom of various diseases and ways to tackle it has been described. Constipation is mentioned in Ayurvedic texts by the name of Vibandha meaning obstructing or binding of stool. Vibandha occurs when something is wrong somewhere in our food habits.


  • Irregular eating habits
  • Fasting excessively
  • Overeating
  • Incompatible food intake
  • Intake of excessive hot, cold, sour, pungent or dry food
  • Intake of water immediately after food
  • Stress
  • Excessive physical exertion
  • Suppressing natural urges
  • Heavy spicy foods
  • Sedentary lifestyle, lack of proper exercise
  • Poor dietary habits like consuming diet insufficient in fibres, fruits, fresh vegetables lead to difficult hard stools
  • Secondary causes like Ano-rectal disorders such as piles, tumors, rectocele, psychological factors like Excessive stress, mental exhaustion etc are some of the triggering causative factors causing constipation


Causative factors lead to Ama (toxin formed due to improper digestion) formation and abnormal movement of Apana vata (a sub type of vata dosha which helps in expulsion of the stool). This makes the stool dry, slowed peristalsis and retention of stools in colon or pakvashaya . Hence the person feels difficulty in passing stools leading to Vibandha or Constipation. The vitiation of the Apan vata and the failure of the expulsion make the stool harder causing Vibandha.


  • Constipation
  • Hyper Acidity
  • Lack of appetite
  • Flatulence
  • Uneasy

Ayurvedic Medicines for Constipation

Planet Ayurveda provides 100 percent pure and vegetarian products. Here is a combo pack from the house of Planet Ayurveda for healthy stomach and intestines. This pack contains three products in it and they are Triphala capsules, Yakritplihantak churna and Kumari saar. All these products are free from chemicals and are safe to use.

1. Triphala Capsules

It is a blend of three (3) herbs like Haritakai, Bibhitaki, & Amlaki. The combination helps in natural cleansing of colon in a natural way, clears the channel blockages, improves digestion, and hence improves functioning of digestive system. Individually each herb has a unique property through which the disease is taken care viz:

Haritaki: commonly known as Harad, acts as a mild laxative. This helps in reliving chronic constipation and improves digestion by increasing the digestive fire.

Bibhitaki: commonly known as baheda, the fruit and kernel of the herb contains edible oil and gallic acid which has a laxative property. It acts on the Digestive system, lubricates and loosens up the accumulated mala/ fecal substance and propels it out of the body.

Amlaki: Due to the presence of Tannin, Vitamin C present in Amla does not perish even if amla is boiled. It acts on the digestive system and helps in improving taste, appetite and removing constipation through its properties of digestion, laxation and rasayana.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily after meal with water.

2. Vara Churna

A great combination of herbs - Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) that helps to keep bowel clear timely. Amalaki is a richest source of Citric acid and Ascorbic Acid that build strong immune system. Haritaki helps in improving the functioning of the digestive system. It prevents blockages in the pathway of the digestive system. Bibhitaki helps in improving metabolism of the liver and provides cleansing of the colon significantly.

3. Yakritplihantak Churna

It contains a combination of herbs like Bhumi Amla, Kalmegh, Bhringraj, Sharpunkha, Kaasni, Katuki, Makoy, Punarnava, which help in improving the functioning of liver by clearing the toxins.

Herbs like Bhumi amlaki, Kalmegh, bhringraj, Katuki are bitter in taste and stimulate the taste bud, increase appetite, laxative and liver stimulant and there main action is on liver. They improve the bilious flow hence help in digesting ama, removing channels blockages.

Dosage: ½ to 1 teaspoonful twice daily, with plain water or fruit juice, after meals.

4. Kumari Saar

Made with the pulp of Aloe vera, which has laxative, anti-flatulent and ante-helminthic properties. Also the pulp contains Aloe Emodin lipases and proteases which break down food and aids digestion, clears the toxins from system. It increases the secretions of small intestines and promotes the peristalsis of large intestine, since its action is slow the laxative effects is observed after 10-12 hours. After taking this regularly stools are observed to be soft.

Dosage: 20-30ml twice daily, empty stomach with equal quantity of water.

For the chronic constipation cases, Other than the above following medicines as available at Planet Ayurveda can also be administered as per the guidance of physician and depending upon the severity of disease:

1. Digestion Support Capsules

Digestion support is purely herbal formulation without any chemical added to it.
It contains blend of unique herbs like Amlaki, Haritaki, Bahera, Sounf, Dhania, Pippali, & Jeerak which has digesting & carminative properties and is very useful in disorders caused by disturbance in Agni like flatulence, loss of appetite, indigestion leading to constipation. The combination also stimulates liver, pancreas and intestines to secrete digestive juices properly and adequately, aids in complete digestion of food.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily in middle of meals with little water

2. Detox Tea

In constipation undigested food material remains in intestines and colon region producing toxins, over the years these toxins gets accumulated in our body and starts producing various symptoms like not feeling fresh after getting up in the morning, bitter taste in the mouth, drowsiness, belching etc.

Detox tea is a blend of pure herbs like Taruni, Arjuna, Bhumi amla, Punarnava, Saunf, Bari ellaichi, Daal chini, Chhoti Elaichi.

Oils present in these herbs seeds like that of Saunf , bari ellaichi , chhoti ellaich and Daal chini acts on the digestive system through its deepan , anuloman properties, act as an appetizer, digestive and laxative. Hence it helps in agnimandya (weak digestive fire), and constipation. Other herbs like Taruni, Arjuna, Bhumi amla, Punarnava through their properties, cleans the liver, strengthen & increase the blood flow to organs hence remove the toxins through excretory routes.

Dose: It should be taken daily instead of caffeinated tea for complete detoxification without any side effects. It's a blend of 100% natural herbs and free from caffeine, artificial colors and tasters.

3. Chitrakadi Vati

The unique combination of herbs like Chitraka, Pippali, Sajikakshar etc. stimulates the digestive fire and helps in removing Aam dosha, which is formed due to lack of Digestive fire.

Chitraka due to its hot pungent properties act as appetizer& digestive therefore useful in indigestion and stimulating the liver.

Pippali is an appetizer, carminative with mild laxative properties is effective in the symptoms which are caused by constipation viz: anorexia, loss of appetite, indigestion, and colic, liver disorders etc. it regulates the functions of liver hence useful in treating agnimandya or less digestive fire.

4. Triphala Guggul

For Chronic constipation Triphala Guggul should be taken instead of Triphla tablets: it has a unique combination of herbs like Haritaki, Bibhitaki, Amalaki, and Shuddh Guggulu

Here Gugglu through its tikshna and snigdha properties acts as a laxative and liver stimulant, found to be effective in chronic constipation.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily


  • Avoid diet like meat eggs, oils, fats cheese, refined starch products like bread cakes or food which require lot of energy for digestion in summer season
  • Avoid starch, substitute fruits, vegetables, lots of salads bean sprouts, whole grain flour, dried fruits like figs, raisins, prunes
  • Drink plenty of fluids and water, fresh fruit juices reduce intake of salt.
  • Moderate walking after meals.
  • Avoid sleeping immediately after food.
  • Take outdoor exercises like brisk walking, cycling swimming
  • Take Steamed boiled vegetables, fresh fruits vegetables, vegetable soup, Turnip sprouts, prunes, apples, pears, grapes, berries, ginger, cumin seeds, lemon juice, figs, raisins, fenugreek.
  • Fresh prepared food, meals should be taken regularly.
  • Lifestyle modification, like maintaining the routine for eating, exercising, and sleeping.


Yoga, swimming, walking, meditation, breathing exercise are found to be beneficial in constipation.


Suryanamaskara, -12 rounds
Asanas pawanmuktasana, vajrasana, shashankasana, halasana, tadaasna, tiryk tadasana, kati chakrasna, tiryak bhujangasna, udaraakarshanasna, matsyasana, ardha matsyendrasan, mayurasna,sit in vajrasana for 10 minutes after each meal.


  • Bhastrika with mahabandha and kumbhaka-5 rounds each morning
  • Surya bheda-10 rounds
  • Mudras: Pashinee mudra, yoga mudra, ashwinin mudra.

Bandhas: uddiyana bandha, and maha bandha

Shatkriayas: Agnisar Kriya, nauli, basti, and moola shodhana, laghoo shankhaprakshalana should be practiced each morning in the guidance of yoga teacher.

Home Remedies

  • 1 tablespoon of Flax seeds should be grinded and mixed with warm water and should be taken early morning.
  • Soak few dates in milk and boil , this milk should be taken in the night to relive the constipation
  • 7-8 Figs soaked in water overnight in a glass of water, boil them and reduce the water to half, take it empty stomach. Figs due to their high fibrous content help in relieving constipation.
  • Add lemon juice and honey in warm water and consume it every morning empty stomach. It acts as a stimulant for digestive system, helps in flushing out  .
  • Add a spoon of Castor oil in warm water and take it in the night.
  • Warm milk should be added with a spoon of pure cow's ghee and should be taken before sleeping. This provides lubrication and increases the intestinal mobility and loosening up the stools.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Wonder Herb Gokhru For Management Of Kidney Failure

Gokhru fruit is an excellent cleanser of excretory system. It cures difficult micturition and kidney stones. It increases urinary output and reduces edema and swelling in kidney failure.

A patient of kidney failure is having great suffering due to edema and swelling, so Gokhru plays a significant role in reducing swelling.


There is swelling of hands or feet. One may feel tired and weak because body needs clean blood to function properly. Uremia (presence of urea in blood), if left untreated may lead to seizures or coma and will ultimately result in death. If kidneys stop working completely, one will need to undergo dialysis or kidney transplantation.


Kidney failure symptoms from buildup of wastes in the body:

  • A metallic taste in the mouth
  • Smell of ammonia in breath
  • Aversion to Protein intake (one does not want to eat meat, eggs, kidney beans and Dairy products)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching (pruritus)

Kidney failure symptoms from buildup of fluid in the body:

  • Swelling of face, feet and  hands
  • Shortness of breath
  • Collection of fluid in lungs

Kidney failure symptoms from damage to the kidneys:

  • Quantity of urine less than normal.
  • Blood in the urine (only seen through a microscope)
  • Urine that is foamy or bubbly (presence of  protein in the urine)

Kidney failure symptoms due to anemia:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Mental confusion
  • Feeling cold all the time


Renal function may be impaired by diseases or drugs that effect the renal parenchyma, or by acute circulatory failure or as a result of conditions in which there is obstruction to outflow of urine.

Major causes of kidney failure are as follows:

  • Reduced flow of blood to the kidneys
  • Acute dehydration
  • Liver malfunction
  • Heart diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Intake of medicines for controlling blood pressure
  • Prolonged use of antibiotics and painkillers
  • Blood loss from the body
  • Infection

Various other causes for acute renal failure is diseases like acute glomerulonephritis, bilateral pyelonephritis, high blood pressure and systemic lupus erythematous.

Chronic renal failure may result from conditions such as progressive glomerulonephritis, chronic pyelonephritis, polycystic disease of kidneys and tuberculosis of kidneys.


According to Ayurveda, Kidneys are composed of rakta and meda dhatus (blood and fat). Kidneys are the roots of medhovaha srotas (channel of fat tissue). So diseases arising due to deformity of these dhatus (tissues) can affect kidneys and cause their failure. High blood pressure and Madhumeha (diabetes) are two main diseases responsible for kidney failure.


According to Ayurveda this disease is caused by the blockage of minute body channels called srotas. The body channels involved in this case, known as mutravaha srotas, which carry urine and are responsible for the flow of liquid into and out of the kidneys. If there are blockages in the incoming channels, the kidneys are denied fluids and shrinkage occurs.

If the outgoing channels are blocked, swelling occurs and the condition is called Hydronephrosis. In Hydronephrosis the kidney swells due to the failure of normal drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder.

There are very effective Ayurvedic herbs, such as punanarva and gokhru that can clean these channels and reduce swelling and rejuvenate the kidneys. Ayurvedic treatment aims at strengthening the kidneys, restoring its filtration capacity and general functioning of the kidneys.

Controlling blood pressure, blood sugar level, cholesterol level, body weight, smoking and alcohol consumption is important to avoid further kidney damage.

  • To restrict sodium intake, salt is minimized in diet. So avoid salty food articles
  • Low Potassium and low protein intake is advised in Kidney failure patients.


Gokhru (Tribulus trrrestris):


Gokhru fruits are small, round pentagonal with 2-6 thorns.

Chemical composition:

Small gokhru fruits contains an alkaline substance, a volatile oil.


It alleviates vata and pitta relieves edema and swelling .It strengthens the heart, cleanses excretory system and promotes urination. Gokhru can reduce high blood pressure as it reduces sodium from blood.

Role of Gokhru (Tribulus terrestris) in Kidney failure:

  • For dysuria decoction of gokhru (80 ml) can be given two times a day. It cures difficulty in micturition.
  • Gokhru powder 3-6 gms can be given with 1tsp of honey for kidney stones.




In these herbal formulations Gokhru or Gokshur is used as a key ingredient.

1. Mutrakrichantak Churna:

It is a wonderful formula for kidney failure patients. It helps to lower down increased urea and creatinine levels. It has following 8 ingredients:

  • Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa): Punarnava literally means “which grows again” It is commonly known as ‘hogweed’ and is useful as a herbal diuretic. It helps to remove excess water from the body accumulated because of kidney failure. It is cool in nature, it decreases edema and swelling, stimulates the heart and affects blood circulation, kidneys and urinary system. Therefore it is useful for heart disorders, dropsy, jaundice, dysuria (painful micturition) and kidney ailments.
  • Varun (Crataeva nurvala): It is another excellent herb to manage kidney failure. It is popular with the name ‘Caper’ and has been used in Ayurveda to relieve urinary tract infections and helps to break down renal stones. It is also effective in relieving excess fluid accumulation and swelling because of kidney failure.
  • Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris): It is useful as a diuretic and acts as a herbal tonic for genito-urinary system. It helps in clearing obstructions in the urinary tract and provides strength and regeneration to the kidney cells. Its decoction helps in dysuria (painful micturition), it also helps to avoid dialysis. It alleviates vata and pitta and relieves edema and swelling. It cleanses the excretory system.
  • Kaasni (Cichorium intybus): It is a common plant which is known by the name ‘Chicory’. It gives strength to the kidneys. Kaasni is a useful herb used in Ayurveda as it is beneficial in chronic and acute kidney failure. It is used in managing nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and other conditions which lead to kidney failure.
  • Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri): It pacifies pitta and is useful for blood disorders, swelling and edema. It is useful for painful micturition and relieves burning sensation.
  • Shirish (Albezzia lebbeck): It pacifies tridosha. It is the Best antidote to poisons. It is useful for painful micturition, swelling of body.
  • Shigru (Moringa oleifera): It is rich in antioxidants and nourishes body tissues.
  • Apamarg (Achyanthes aspera): Apamarg helps to break urinary tract stone to fine pieces. It is most effective for stones, an effective blood purifier and pacifies vata.

2. Rencure Formula:

  • Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa): Commonly known as ‘hogweed’ in English. It is a very useful diuretic. It is known to induce micturition and provides relief in case of painful urination. It is also known for flushing our excessive water content from the body. It rejuvenates dying cells and helps to revive dying organs in the body.
  • Varun (Crataeva nurvala): Popularly known as ‘Caper’ is used to relieve urinary tract infections and remove kidney stones by breaking it down to small pieces that can pass with the urine. It is known to relieve swelling from water retention by flushing out of excessive water from the body. It helps to manage kidney failure at all costs.
  • Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris): This diuretic herb is used to manage renal stones, impotency, kidney malfunction as well as dysuria. It is used as a power and stamina enhancer. It is also used to relieve reduced urine output as well kidney failure.
  • Palaash (Butea monosperma): This herb is useful to relieve painful micturition. It is also known as the flame of the forest for its beautiful red flowered tree, it quite useful for kidney problems. It alleviates kapha and pitta. It purifies blood and urine   It helps to strengthen the kidneys and prevents kidney failure.
  • Kaasni (Cichorium intybus): It is a common plant which is known by the name ‘Chicory’. It gives strength to the kidneys. Kaasni is a useful herb used in Ayurveda as it is beneficial in chronic and acute kidney failure. It is used in managing nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and other conditions which lead to kidney failure.

3. Varunadi Vati:

It has varun (Crataeva nurvala) as its main ingredient. Varun has unique property of breaking stones into pieces and let them pass naturally through urine. Along with varun it has gokshru in it as a key ingredient for maintenance of health of kidneys.

4. Punarnava Mandoor:

It is a combination of 21 herbs. It mainly helps in anaemia and to reduce body swelling. It pacifies vata and kapha. During its use if excess of salt and curd are avoided then body swelling decreases remarkably.

5. Chandanadi Vati

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation. It contains herbs and minerals like Safed chandan (Santalum album), Kababchini (Piper cubeba), Safed ral (Shorea robusta), Gandhabiroja (Pinus longifolia), Katha (Sanegellia catechu), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Gairik (Red ochre), etc.


  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. Punarnava Mandur - 2 Tablets, thrice daily with warm water after meals.
  4. Varunadi Vati - 2 Tablets, thrice daily with warm water after meals.
  5. Chandanadi Vati - 2 Tablets, twice daily with warm water after meals.

All the products can be taken together, along with the ongoing dialysis and other medications.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Natural Ways To Reduce Creatinine Levels

Kidney failure, Renal failure, Reduce Creatinine Level

What is creatinine

Creatinine is waste product of muscle metabolism of our body and it is excreted out our body through excretory system. Creatinine is waste product found in everyone's blood. High level of creatinine in blood indicated that our kidneys are not functioning properly. Normal range of creatinine found in our body is mentioned below:

  • Males - 0.6- 1.2 mg/dl
  • Females - 0.5- 1.1mg/dl

Creatinine is produced naturally in our body and it is stored in muscles. Creatinine play are vast role in the process of production of ATP. Creatinine is eliminated through excretory system and there is no reabsorption of creatinine in blood stream.

Many factors contribute to accumulation of extra creatinine in blood. These factors may include:

  • Dehydration
  • Muscle destruction
  • Chemotherapies
  • Inadequate amount of fluid intake
  • Excessive intake of medicines

Increased level of creatinine may leads to kidney failure. There are some common symptoms that indicates high creatinine level in body. These symptoms may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Less urine output
  • Dark color urine
  • Frequent urination during sleeping hours
  • fatigue



Both the conditions are very harmful for kidneys. It is very essential to keep your diabetes and hypertension in control. Medication of diabetes and hypertension contribute a lot to accumulation of creatinine in it is very necessary to make you happy and relax. Try to take natural herbs to reduce the risk of renal failure because it is very necessary to control that conditions which disturb creatinine level of blood.


Massage is practiced from ancient times. This process involves rubbing, pressing, movements and pressures. Massage is therapy used to restore the imbalance of vata dosha in body and other benefit of massage is relaxation. Massage therapy clears blocked channels and stimulates the process of purification of blood.

Proper blood supply of blood is very essential for our excretory system.


Many scientific studies proves that certain herbal teas are used to reduce the creatinine level from blood. Herbal tea contains anti-oxidant and stimulate process of purification of blood. 3 cups of herbal tea per day stimulates the functions of kidneys. With the increase in kidney functions there is gradual increase in process of urination. Faster urination flushes out extra creatinine, toxin and other waste products from body. Planet Ayurveda provides various herbal supplements to reduce creatinine level from blood. Our detox tea is a delicious herbal tea with various medicinal herb benefits. It helps in the process of detoxification without any side effects. It reduces cholesterol level and helps to maintain normal blood pressure and sugar level.


Consumption of vegetarian diet also helps to reduce creatinine level. Animal products are great sources of creatine and creatinine. Rather than animal products it is necessary to intake vegetable and plant rich diet like nuts and legumes. Vegetarian diet reduces the risk of diseases like diabetes and kidney failure.


During extra physical activities and exercise our body converts food into energy quickly due to increased metabolism. More creatinine is produced in our body as a result of muscle metabolism. It does not meant that you completely restrict your daily routine exercise. Exercise can give numerous benefits to our overall health but it should be in certain limits.


We all know that sunlight and cod liver oil are very great sources of vitamin-D. Taking sunbath daily at least for 30 minutes will improve the vitamin-D level in our body. This exposure to sun helps in the healthy deposition of calcium level in bones and sunlight also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol level.


Restrict high amount of sodium in your diet. Try to take low amount but high quality protein in your diet. Limit intake of phosphorous and potassium and try to take supplements rich in vitamin-A and C. Biscuits, soft drinks, packed food processed foods are totally restricted. Juices of citrus fruits like lemon, oranges and grapefruits also increases the creatinine level in blood.


Various herbs like punarnava, varuna, shigru, apamarg etc. in our ayurvedic medicine system are used to cure renal failure and to lower down extra creatinine in blood. All the herbs are very effective for inflammation of kidneys and to reduce extra accumulated fluid in body. Planet Ayurveda provides various supplements which contains all the herbs mentioned above. We provide herbal packs for both early and advanced stages of kidney failure. These all herbs works miraculously and reduce the risk of diseases related to excretory system. All the herbs used in ayurvedic system are pure and have no side effects.

Read also:- Herbs To Reduce Creatinine Levels


Staying hydrated is very essential for kidneys because dehydration is also one major cause to rise creatinine level. Generally intake 8-oz glasses of water every day. Less fluid slower down the process of excretion. So intake of more water every day is very essential to flush out extra creatinine and other toxin from blood.


Sleep is condition of physical and psychological rest. Proper rest is very essential for our body. When we sleep our metabolism level decreases and it slower the conversion of creatine into creatinine. It is very essential to sleep 6-9 hours per day for every human being. So above mention natural ways help to reduce creatinine level. By managing your diet, regular exercise, healthy sleep and herbs make you relax and give a healthy life.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment For Tinea (Ring Worm)

Tinea is a group of skin infections caused by fungi or dermatophytes, also known as Dermatophytosis. It is not caused by any parasite as someone may predict from the name ringworm. Name ring worm is derived from its round or ring like shape. It may occur at any part of the body.

Fungi thrives on skin area which is moist, hot and away from sunlight. It lives on the dead layer of skin, keratin protein on top of the skin and very rarely invade deeper into the body and cannot live on mucous membranes, such as those in the mouth or vagina.

In Ayurveda it is known as Dadru.

Types depending on the area affected

  • Body -Tinea corporis
  • Face -Tinea faciei
  • Scalp -Tinea capitis - also known as scalp ringworm
  • Whole body surface -Tinea universalis
  • Neck -Tinea versicolor
  • Beard -Tinea barbae
  • Groin and buttock -Tinea cruris - also known as jock itch
  • Hand -Tinea manuum
  • Feet-Tinea pedis - athlete's toes, athlete's feet
  • Nails - Tinea unguium

Predisposing factors

  • Moist skin due to excessive perspiration as in hot and humid climatic conditions.
  • Less immunity due to poor nutrition more prone to infection.
  • Poor hygienic and living conditions.
  • Compromised immunity due to any chronic disease.
  • Diabetes can be one of the factor.

Causes for Tinea

It is caused by fungi called Dermatophytes (microscopic spores) which infect the keratin, a protein in the skin, nail, and scalp.

It spreads through:

Human to human contact; when infected person comes in contact with uninfected person.

Animal to human contact: Infected animal coming in touch with human as pets, dogs, cats. Cattle, pigs, horses and rabbits are also carriers

Object to Human contact: infected person or animal may deposit fungi spores on objects and surfaces that comes in contact. Commonly used things as towels, bed linen, combs, brushes, door handles, and even clothing, After touching the infected objects one may have infection.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Itchy, red, scaly, or raised patches
  • Developed patches may be red on outside edges or resemble a ring
  • Patches that begin to ooze or develop blister
  • In case scalp is affected, bald patches may develop.
  • Thickening, discoloring of nails may occur or begin to crack.

Symptoms on Skin:

Areas like chest, arms, legs, back and face are affected.

  • A ring shaped red rash develops on skin. Skin appears red and irritated around the ring but healthy inside.
  • In severe condition the rings may multiply and grow in size, and rings can merge together.
  • The rings appear slightly raised in touch and the skin under the rash may be itchy.
  • Blisters and pus-filled sores can form around the rings.

Symptoms of Scalp Ringworm:

  • On the scalp small patch of scaly kin develops, which may be sore.
  • Loss of hair in patches.
  • Scalp is itchy.
  • Severe cases result in small, pus-filled sores and crusting on the scalp
  • More serious cases of scalp ringworm leads to a large inflamed sore called a kerion, which can ooze pus, and person may also have a fever and swollen lymph glands.

Foot ringworm (Athlete's Foot) Symptoms:

  • A red, dry, itchy and flaky rash usually in the spaces between the toes
  • Severe cases result in cracked skin in the affected area
  • Development of blisters ( may be oozing or crusting)
  • Swelling and burning sensation occurs in skin.
  • A scaled pattern develop around the sole or on the side of the foot.

Groin ringworm (Jock itch) Symptoms:

  • Red-brown sores (may be ring-shaped), which may have blisters or pus-filled sores around the edge
  • Redness and itchiness around the groin area, as in inner thighs and bottom (the genitals are usually not affected).
  • the skin on your inner thighs can become scaly and flaky

Exercising, walking and wearing tight clothing or underwear can worsen the symptoms of a groin infection. It's also quite common to develop a groin infection in combination with athlete's foot

Ringworm of the Nails Symptoms:

  • Nails get thickened and brittle and start falling.
  • Discoloration, nail can turn white, black, yellow or green.
  • The skin around the nail may be sore and irritated.

Ayurvedic Treatment Available in Planet Ayurveda for Tinea

Herbal remedies for Tinea

1. Gandhak Rasayana:


Sulphur purified (Gandhak)

  • Excellent topical exfoliate, which is helpful in removing the dead surface of the skin and reveals the healthy and glowing looking skin from underneath.
  • These qualities make it an excellent rejuvenating herb. It is an excellent remedy to flush out toxins from the body.

2. Neem capsules:

Helpful in maintaining healthy skin. It is beneficial for overall body health.


Neem (Azadirachta Indica): Neem has properties of good disinfectant and cleaner, which shows good results against infections, allergies and inflammations. It is a great skin disinfectant.

3. Nirgundi oil:

Obtained from the leaves containing resins, fragrant and volatile oil. Usually prepared with sesame seed oil. Very rich in vitamin C making it good anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic herb. Pungent, bitter and astringent in taste, hot potency and pungent post digestive effect. It balances vata and Kapha.

It has good anti-helmintic and anti-toxin, antipyretic and anti-arthritic properties and is used in diseases like typhoid fever, malaria fever and worms.


  • Manjistha (Rubia Cordifolia): The root part of this herb are widely used as a tonic as well as loaded with astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It's a great blood purifier for skin diseases and improves the complexion.
  • Haldi (Curcuma longa): This herb has great potential to fight against toxins and infections. Have beneficial effects on the skin.
  • Nirgundi (Vitex Negundo): Rich source of vitamin C. It has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Kalihari (Gloriosa superba): Flowering plant useful in various skin disease. Provide relief from itching.

Dosage: Apply Nirgundi oil mixed with Mahamirchadhi oil on the affected area.

4. Lavender gel:

Maintains healthy skin


  • Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia): It's a natural anesthetic and anti-inflammatory. Fights against fungal infections of skin and nails. It also fights against antifungal-resistant infections.
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica): Neem have properties good disinfectant and cleaner, which shows good results against infections, allergies and inflammations. Great skin disinfectant
  • Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbedensis): In various skin care products Aloe Vera is used. It rejuvenates the skin making it shiny and strong. It blocks wrinkles and aging marks as well clears blemishes. Herbs and herbal formulations containing Aloe barbadensis reduce skin inflammations effectively. In hair care products aloe is used to repair dull and dry hair. It forms an important part of several hair conditioners and shampoos. It has abundant antioxidant properties and effectively eliminates toxins from the body. It is used in the preparation of Radiant skin, hair, and nail capsules.
  • Basil (Oscimum Sanctum): It is having anti-infective properties.