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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) - Symptoms, Causes, Diet & Lifestyle

Due to busy and hectic lifestyle, people suffer from different type of disorders like stress and many digestive disorders. Nowadays people use to eat unhealthy diet and face many health issues. Stress is major cause of digestive problems. Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common digestive disorder which may be due to stress, lifestyle and unhealthy diet. Ayurveda provides herbal treatment for the IBS with the help of herbs without causing any side effects.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - It is also known as spastic colon, irritable colon, mucous colitis and spastic colitis. It is inflammatory condition of small intestine which is characterized by abdominal pain, discomfort, irregular bowel movement (hard or soft bowels).

As per Ayurveda, IBs is classified as Grahani roga. Grahani is a part of GI system which is main site of agni (Enzymes). These enzymes play a vital role in the digestion of food. Grahani is the place which holds food for digestion and absorption. Agni plays an important role in digestion of food. Vitiation of agni results in madagni which is responsible for the formation of Ama (toxins) which is responsible for various diseases. There are three vital energies present in the body which are responsible for health. According to different energies IBS is classified into different categories:

  • Vata Grahani It is due to imbalance of vata dosha in body which is characterized by constipation.
  • Pitta Grahani It results in the imbalance of pitta dosha which results in diarrhea.
  • Kapha Grahani This results in kapha dosha imbalance.
  • Tridosha Grahani It involves all three dosha i. vat, pitta and kapha.

WHAT CAN BE THE CAUSES?

Cause of the disease may vary from person to person. Some people have sensitive intestines. It is combination of various factors like stress, hereditary, inflammatory, eating habits, depression, and lifestyle.

As per Ayurvedic cause, they may be  like fasting, excessive food intake, cold food intake, heavy food intake, dry and junk food, suppression of urges, improper sleep habits, anger, grief, fear, low digestion strength, travel, change in season, all being contributory factors to this disease.

WHAT CAN BE THE SYMPTOMS?

Common signs and symptoms of IBS are –

  • Nausea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Delayed digestion
  • Burning sensation
  • Bloating, distention of abdomen
  • Excessive thirst
  • Fatigue, giddiness
  • Gurgling sound in stomach
  • Hard and soft stools.

According to Ayurveda, the signs and symptoms are according to dosha involved in IBS-

  • Vata predominant IBS – Abdominal pain, increased frequency of stool, altered bowel habit, headache, distention of abdomen, debility, chest pain etc.
  • Pitta predominant IBS – Burning sensation in the chest, belching, headache etc.
  • Kapha pre-dominant IBS – Mucus in stool, feeling of incomplete evacuation of the bowel, vomiting, nausea, heaviness of abdomen, flatus.
  • Tridosha predominant IBS- Gurgling sound in abdomen, bowel with mucus, constant urge to pass stools, intermittent episodes, and increase in frequency of bowel.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF IBS

Ayurveda mainly focus on the restoration of the functions of digestive system by balancing all three energies i.e. vata, pitta and kapha. Ayurveda mainly uses the herbs which help to remove the toxins from the body. As stress is major cause of this problem, treatment consists of lifestyle and diet guidance. It involves the herbs which are used to nourish the nervous system and help to calm the mind.

There are different herbs which are used to cure the problem form root level without causing any side effects.

HERBAL TREATMENT FOR IBS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda offers herbal combo pack of different formulation which provides the relief from IBS. These are pure herbal formulation which are free from chemicals, preservatives and have no side effects.

Planet Ayurveda’s provides herbal treatment to get rid of IBS named as IBS CARE PACK.

IBS Care Pack Contains

  • Cap. Digestion Support
  • Kutajghan Vati
  • Sanjivani Vati
  • Cap. Pitta Balance

IBS Care Pack

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Digestion Support

These are herbal capsule offered by Planet Ayurveda. As the name indicates these help to support the healthy digestive system. These contains the standardized extract of different herbs:

  • Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula) - It helps to clear bowel and prevents the formation of gas. It acts as very effective herb for constipation, flatulence and good for digestive system.
  • Sounf (Fenniculum vulgare) - It is common used spice in kitchen that provides relief from gas, acidity.
  • Bhbhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) - It improves whole digestive system.
  • Dhaniya (Coriandrum sativum) - It is very common herb that subsides the symptoms of IBS such as gas, indigestion, acidity and constipation.
  • Pippali (Piper longum) - It provides the strength to whole digestive system. It also increases strength of agni (fire) therefore it helps in relief from digestion related problems.
  • Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum) - It is useful in abdominal pain and acidity.

DOSE- 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Kutajghana Vati

These tablets are prepared from herb Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysentrica). This herb has great medicinal importance which help to balance the all three doshas in body. It has medicinal properties like carminative, aphrodisiac etc which make it useful for chronic diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal worms. It stimulates the digestive fire (agni) and restores proper digestion by normalizing the function of garhani. So it relieves dysentery, diarrhea, digestive problems, IBS.

DOSE- 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Sanjivani Vati

It is another effective formulation of Planet Ayurveda that means " One, who gives life". These tablets are very effective against digestive problems. The herbs used in this formulation have ability to pacify the vata and kapha dosha in body.

These tablets contains different herbs which are explained below:

  • Guduchi (Tinospora cardifola) - This herb has ability to enhance the immunity of body and balance all three doshas. It provides the strength to the body to fight against different health health conditions like indigestion.
  • Ardraka (Zingiber officinale) - It also enhances the immunity of body.
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes) - It is carminative and digestive stimulant in nature.
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus) - It contains bitter substance called acorin that has positive effect on digestive system and nervous system.
  • Shudh bhallatak (Semecarpus anacadium) - It is the one of the most fast acting herb in Ayurveda. It works in conditions like GIT problems, skin problems etc.
  • Shudh vatsanbh (Aconium ferox) - It balances all three doshas especially vata and Kapha. It improves strength, digestion and other conditions.
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) - It enhances the immunity and clears all toxins from body therefore it fight against all health issues.
  • Bhbhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) - It is good for various digestive problems as it act as laxative.
  • Haritaki (Termianlia chebula) - It acts as natural laxative which is used for constipation and abdominal gas.

DOSE- 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Pitta Balance

These are herbal capsules which help to balance the pitta dosha in body and provide relief from pitta related problems.

It is a combination of natural compounds which are explained below:

  • Praval pisti (Coral calcium) - It is rich source of calcium that helps in balancing pitta dosha and provides calcium to body.
  • Akik pisti (Agate calcium) - It helps to balance the vata and pitta doshas and related problems.
  • Jawar mohar pisti (calcium compound) - It is the source of calcium which is effective in GIT problems.
  • Kamdhudha rasa (calcium compound) - It keeps the digestive system healthy by balancing pitta dosha.
  • Mukta pisti (Pearl calcium) - It is very effective against pitta vitiated conditions like indigestion, acidity and heart burn conditions.
  • Giloy (Tinospora cardifola) - It enhances the immunity of body and good for complete health.

DOSE- 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

DIET AND LIFESTYLE SUGGESTIONS

Along with Ayurvedic treatment one should take care of proper diet and lifestyle for accurate results because diet plays a crucial role in management of any disease. For the treatment of IBS diet should be balanced and healthy.

  • Avoid fried foods, meats, oil, dairy foods and other fatty foods.
  • Do not eat spicy foods, as they trigger spasms in your intestines leading to diarrhea.
  • Quit smoking, drinking alcohol.
  • Avoid consumption of caffeine, and carbonated beverages.
  • Enhance the intake of fiber, and have foods like beans, oatmeal, apples, strawberries and grapes. Drink more water daily.
  • Use of Ginger is very good.
  • Practice yoga and pranayama daily
  • Do exercise on regular basis.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Kerala Diet in Pregnancy and Postpartum

In Kerala, the diet during pregnancy and postpartum varies from place to place. Strict diet plans are mainly observed towards the southern part of Kerala.

Diet in Pregnancy

During the early months of pregnancy, normal diet is taken including more of vegetables and fruits.

Both in pregnancy & postpartum, recipes which are steamed are mainly taken for breakfast. This includes puttu, idli, idiyappam etc.

For lunch & dinner, rice is preferred. Steamed hot rice is put on some moringa leaves & kept for a while. This is taken & is good for health.

Turmeric milk is often taken. This is may be processed with roots of bala (sida cordifolia) in some parts of Kerala. This is mainly taken in the night before bed. Turmeric milk not only enhances the growth of the fetus but also detoxifies the body.

Rice flakes (aval), mainly red variety is taken in the morning or as evening snacks. Rice flakes are mixed with karupatti (a coarse, dark sugar, esp. that made from the sap of East Indian palm trees), sesame (black variety) and ripe banana. This food mainly helps to increase the iron content in the body.

Butter milk added with ginger, curry leaves and small onions are taken after lunch to avoid heart burn and gas.

Amalaki is dried and powdered. This is taken along with karupatti to increase the hemoglobin. This is taken twice a day after food.

Sprouted green gram is taken in morning. This is steamed well before taking. Steaming helps to reduce the gas problems.

Kozhukatta – this is an evening snack prepared in every homes of Kerala. Some may have it as breakfast also.  Sweet dumpling made from rice flour, with a filling of grated coconut and karupatti. It is similar to modak made in other parts of India.

From seventh month onwards, the intake of eggs, meat, rice etc is reduced. Ghee is used more.

From 7th month onward, tea boiled with karupatti and ghee is taken in the morning. It is believed that this recipe detoxifies the mother’s body and helps the fetus to get a glowing skin.

In ninth month, 1 tsp virgin oil (oil processed from coconut milk) should be taken in early morning.

In some districts of Kerala, from seventh month onwards, chandana (Santalum album) & tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) juice is taken in the early morning in empty stomach.

During fever and cough in pregnancy, porridge prepared out of rice along with bala root (Sida cordifolia), lajjalu root (Mimosa pudica) and karupatti is taken.

Towards the end of pregnancy, broken rice gruel (podiyari kanji) is taken. Fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds are first soaked in coconut milk. This is ground well and mixed with gruel, along with a little quantity of coconut milk. This recipe helps to boost digestion, reduces heart burn and increases the breast milk. This recipe can also be given after delivery to boost the production of breast milk.

In Kerala, oil massage and bath begins in the seventh month of pregnancy. Dhanwantharam thailam is used commonly. Virgin oil is also used in some places.

Karupatti is similar to jaggery but believed to have more medicinal properties.

Seemantha nayana — this is a ritual in Kerala especially among the Brahmins. It involves the wearing of red or green glass bangles from the seventh month of gestation. The sound of these bangles is believed to reach the womb and comfort the fetus. Traditionally, these are removed after birth and given to the midwife.

Postpartum Diet

For the first two days after pregnancy, broken rice gruel (podiyari kanji) with little salt is given. Also normal bathing in lukewarm water is indicated in first two days.

Next three days (3, 4 & 5th day) – 10 to 15 garlic cloves along with ghee and turmeric is sauted well and added to rice.

Next three day (6, 7 & 8th day) – 10 to 15 shallots are also added to the above recipe.

On 8th day 1 tsp. ajamoda/carom seeds ground in coconut milk is taken before lunch.

On 9th day onwards rice with bran is taken for lunch and dinner. Ghee and turmeric is sauted and added to the rice.

In some parts of Kerala, (especially northern side) jeeraka kanji (porridge with cumin) is taken in the morning for the first 4 days. Ulli lehyam (linctus made of shallots) is taken after breakfast.

In northern side of Kerala, on 7th, 8th & 9th day mukkudi is given along with buttermilk after lunch. Mukkudi is a mixture of 24 drugs and given to cure stomach related problems.

From 15th day onwards special preparation called olachakra (also called as idimarunu in some parts of Kerala) is taken in between breakfast and lunch. Rice along with fenugreek, black gram, ajamoda/carom seeds, horse gram, shathapushpa (Anethum graveolens), sesame etc. are roasted and ground well. This is made to bolus with karupatti and consumed. The ingredients may vary from place to place.

Up to 14th day, kashaya is taken twice a day before food. Kashaya made of bala moola (roots of Sida cordifolia) & bilwa moola (roots of Aegle marmelos) is taken. This is taken along with coconut oil/ ghee/ jaggery.

From 15th day to 30th day (1 month), arishta is taken. Mainly jeerakarishtm + dasamoolarishtm is taken twice daily after food.

Rasayana medicines are included after 1 month of delivery.

From 30th day onwards kozhimarunnu (medicine prepared out of chicken) is given along with lunch or dinner. Chicken is cut in to small pieces and crushed to have smooth cotton soft texture. This is then processed in gingelly oil, coconut oil, buffalo ghee & cow’s ghee. This is made to small cakes and stored.

Some may take mutton broth after 40 days of delivery.

In Kerala, for the first 1 month, teeth brushing are done with a mixture of umikari (activated charcoal from rice husk), dried pepper powder, cardamom powder and salt.

After 2 days of delivery, oil massage and bath in hot water is indicated. In many places of Kerala, mukkoot oil is used for oil massage. Mukkoot oil is prepared from tripadi (desmodium trifolium), castor, ghee and coconut oil. Dhanwantharam thailam is also used. Water for bath may be boiled with nalpamara, castor leaves and other vata alleviating drugs.

Abdominal binding is also done up to 27 days.

There is no specific diet practice prevail in Kerala. It may vary according to place & midwives.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Euthyroid Sick Syndrome / Wilson's Temperature Syndrome

Euthyroid sick syndrome and Wilson Temperature syndrome are both associated with low serum levels of thyroid hormones in euthyroid patients with nonthyroidal systemic illness. There is decreased T4 to T3 conversion in both problems. Wilson’s Temperature syndrome is the cluster of debilitating symptoms brought on the physical and emotional stress due to maladaptive slowing of the metabolism.

In Euthyroid sick syndrome, the thyroid blood test comes out abnormal most of the time but there are no low thyroid symptoms whereas in Wilson’s temperature syndrome, the thyroid blood tests are typically normal even with severe low thyroid symptoms. Wilson’s Thyroid syndrome persists for years after non thyroid stress or illness has passed which is not the case with Euthyroid Sick Syndrome. In Euthyroid sick syndrome, the condition does not require treatment because there are no symptoms and the tests go back to normal when the stressful illness has passed.

Euthyroid sick syndrome is caused by increased circulating cytokines and other inflammatory mediators resulting from the underlying nonthyroidal illness. It is not a thyroid disorder.

CAUSE OF WILSON'S TEMPERATURE SYNDROME

The thyroid system is responsible for maintaining normal body temperature or normal metabolic rate. The active thyroid T3 is the one that goes into the nucleus of every cell of the body and stimulate the rate at which DNA is transcribed.  It determines how fast we live. But, when a person is in stress, the cells of the body convert less T4 into T3 causing slower metabolism and low body temperature.

T4 is shunted towards Reverse T3 which is inactive. T4 and RT3 can speed up the destruction of the enzyme that converts T4 to T3.

CHARACTERISTICS OF WILSON'S TEMPERATURE SYNDROME

The body temperature is average below 98.6 degrees.

It is more common in women then in men.

It is more common in nationalities like American Indian, Irish, Scot, Russian, Welsh etc It has a hereditary component as it is common among those whose ancestors survived a famine or who have genetic makeup that is consistent with light color skin, red hair, light colored eyes.

It is especially brought on by stresses such as childbirth, divorce, death of loved one, job or family stress, surgery, accidents, excessive dieting etc.

WTS is more common than hypothyroidism and is treated differently from hypothyroidism which is a lifelong disorder.

SYMPTOMS OF WILSON'S TEMPERATURE SYNDROME

The symptoms come and go.  At times the symptoms show up within two months of a particular stress.

Fatigue, depression, fluid retention, unintentional weight gain, dry skin, headaches, high blood pressure, ,low pain tolerance, irritability, low libido, insomnia ,anxiety , inability to concentrate and premenstrual symptoms are mostly common.

The symptoms worsen under physical, emotional and mental stress.

DIAGNOSES OF WILSON'S TEMPERATURE SYNDROME

Diagnoses is mainly based on excluding hypothyroidism.

TREATMENT OF WILSON'S TEMPERATURE SYNDROME

Treatment focuses on underlying illness, thyroid hormone replacement is not done in this case. Wilson’s thyroid syndrome makes the patient suffer indefinitely if treatment is not done, but it is completely reversible and responds very well to proper T3 therapy. Wilson’s thyroid syndrome is treated using a “ therapeutic trial method” which means the treatment is done on a patient to see how well it works as the condition is not easily identified with tests.

Planet Ayurveda offers the most effective herbal remedies for managing and treating Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome and Euthyroid sick syndrome in the form of "THYROID CARE PACK." This pack is a combination of 100% natural products that helps to restore the hormone imbalance.  The packs aims at maintaining thyroid levels thereby overcoming symptoms like obesity, fatigue etc. The pack helps in reducing cholesterol, improving digestion and reducing depression. This pack includes:

1. Chanderprabha Vati

This medicine is widely used in Ayurvedic practice to fight urinary tract related disorders. It treats constipation, indigestion, problems relating to skin and abdominal pains. It is very useful in disturbed metabolism of kapha and vatta dosha. It is beneficial in relieving symptoms associated with Euthyroid sick syndrome without any negative impacts on health.

2. Hakam Churna

This formulation is a wonderful herbal supplement in the form of powder to relieve joint pains, muscle stiffness, skin dryness, weakness, memory impairment etc. This Churana balances the three doshas. It also restores normal digestion, helps with weight loss. The formulation has anti-inflammatory properties. Hakam Churan is made with simple ingredients like methi, kalongi, ajwain and chandershoor. This product is completely safe to use with no side effects.

3. Gugullipid Capsules

Guggul herbal extract is best to lower bad cholesterol levels as well as high blood tri glyceride levels. The herb is known to have antioxidant properties and anti-inflammatory properties. Guggul has the ability to stimulate the thyroid gland to increase its hormone production thus increase metabolism and eventually leading to weight loss.

4. Gotukola Capsules

These capsules are prepared from the herbal extract called mandookparni or Centella Asiatica. The herb helps to improve thyroid functions. It is used to fight fatigue, depression, anxiety and aids in improving memory and intelligence. It is useful in treating skin disorders and works great for nails and joint repair and growth.

Certain herbs are very useful in helping the body withstand stress. These herbs are called adaptogens or adatogenic herbs as they help the body adapt. These herbs include Ashwagandha, Holy Basil etc. Ayurvedic physicians also recommend the use of black walnut, Spirulina and Black cohosh to treat Euthyroid sick syndrome.

Withania or Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic remedy that regulates the function of thyroid, thereby increasing both T3 and T4 levels. The herb is known for its anti-anemic properties. It also enhances immunity.

All these herbs help to reduce stress hormone levels and calm down the central nervous system so that the body can naturally move back into balance. These herbs also help to protect the brain and heart from high levels of stress hormones.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event by experiencing or witnessing it. Most of the sensitive patients who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty in adjusting and coping, but with time, people usually get better. Sometimes, persons need some medication to maintain healthy and peaceful life. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with day-to-day functioning, then the person may have Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

It is natural feeling to be afraid during a traumatic situation. The fight or flight response in our body is a typical reaction which is meant to protect us from harm. Mostly, the persons recover from the initial symptoms but those who continue to experience are diagnosed with this disorder.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER?

The symptoms of this disorder generally starts within one month of any traumatic event happened but in some cases symptoms may not appear until a year after the event. These symptoms may cause various problems in person's social life, relationships, working place and in day-to-day activities. This disorder can also interfere with the ability to go about the normal daily tasks.

Symptoms Are Generally Grouped Into 4 Types:

  • Intrusive memories
  • Negative thinking
  • Changes in physical and emotional reactions
  • Avoiding people, going to public places etc.

Symptoms can vary over time and vary from person to person.

Symptoms Of Intrusive Memories Type Include:

  • Flashbacks: Relieving the traumatic events as if they were happening again.
  • Distressing memories of the traumatic event that recur again and again.
  • Severe physical reactions or emotional stress to something that reminds the person of the traumatic event.

Symptoms Of Negative Changes In Mood And Thinking Include:

  • Hopelessness about the future
  • Memory problems
  • Negative thoughts about oneself and other people in the world
  • Difficulty in maintaining relationships
  • Feeling detached from family and friends
  • Feeling emotionally weak

Symptoms Of Changes In Physical And Emotional Reactions Include:

  • Being easily startled or frightened
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behaviour
  • Always in guilt or shame
  • Always being on alert for danger

Symptoms Of Avoidance Include:

  • Trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event.
  • Avoiding places, activities or people that remind the person about the traumatic event.

For Children Below 6 Years Old And Younger, Signs And Symptoms May Include:

  • Children can re-enact the traumatic event through play.
  • They may face frightening dreams that may or may not include the aspects of the traumatic event.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER?

As the name suggests, it is mainly caused by any mis-happening like serious injury, sexual assault, death of a closed one, problems in relationships, lacking a good support of family and friends, having a job that increases the risk of being exposed to the traumatic events and many other conditions.

It is probably caused by a complex mix of:

  • Stressful experiences including the severity of trauma a person has gone through in his life.
  • Inherited risk of family history of depression or anxiety.
  • Temperament of a person which is an inherited feature of the personality.
  • The way in which brain regulates and releases the chemicals and hormones in the body in response to the stress.

PREVENTION

After a traumatic event, many people with Post-traumatic stress disorder, at first, such as being unable to stop thinking about what has happened. Fear, anger, depression, guilt, anxiety – all are common reactions to the trauma. But, majority of the people exposed to trauma do not develop long-term post-traumatic stress disorder.

TREATMENT

A person may have PTSD if the symptoms as described above continued for more than one month and cause significant problems in the ability to function in social and work settings and also negatively impact relationships. The primary treatment is psychotherapy and medication.

Ayurveda is such a science that does not include only physical well-being but mental and spiritual aspects of life are also considered. Ayurveda offers various herbal remedies for the patients suffering from PTSD that are safe to use and also help in coping the symptoms by calming down the brain.

Herbal Remedies Offered By Planet Ayurveda For The Treatment Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Are:

  1. Brahmi Capsules
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Stress Support Capsules
  4. Arjuna Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder



1. Brahmi Capsules (Bacopa monnieri):

Brahmi has been used since ancient times for providing strength to the brain as it is believed that it has highly beneficial effects on the brain. It has calming effects on the brain. It helps in relaxing the brain. Brahmi Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are 100% pure, safe, natural and can be used for long time as well as these capsules do not cause any side effects.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules (Withania somnifera):

Ashwagandha, is one of the most valuable herbs in the Ayurvedic medical system dating back more than 3,000 years. This herb is quite useful in stress, insomnia, fatigue, brain disorders, anxiety, palpitation, nervousness, nervous breakdown etc. It gives strength to the brain, heart and muscles. Regular use of Ashwagandha capsules calms the mind, relieves the system and cures insomnia as well. Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Stress Support Capsules

Stress Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are packed with wonderful ingredients that help in relaxing the mind naturally and induce good sleep as well. Therefore, Stress Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are very useful for the patients of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Ingredients of Stress Support Capsules are:

Sr. No.

Herb used

Botanical Name

Part used

Quantity

1.

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera

Root

200 mg

2.

Tagar

Valeriana wallichii

Root

200 mg

3.

Brahmi

Bacopa monnieri

Whole

100 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

4. Arjuna Capsules (Terminalia Arjuna):

Arjuna is a very famous herb used for cardiovascular problems as it strengthens the heart muscles. It possesses anti-oxidant properties as well. It contains various tannins, polyphenols that protect the heart and keep a check on blood pressure as well. Arjuna capsules provide a great relief to the patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

Monday, March 19, 2018

Evans syndrome, ITP (Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) & Ayurvedic Treatment

EVANS SYNDROME: OVERVIEW

Evans syndrome is a very rare autoimmune disorder which is marked by abnormally low levels of platelets, red blood cells, and/or white blood cells in the body. The alarmingly low levels of these blood cells are a result of the production of antibodies by the immune system of the affected individual's body. These antibodies mistakenly destroy the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

Individuals affected by Evans syndrome typically experience two main conditions:

  1. Thrombocytopenia (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura or ITP, for instance) which refers to low levels of platelets;
  2. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) which refers to premature destruction of red blood cells. In addition, they may also experience another condition called Neutropenia, which refers to low levels of certain white blood cells known as neutrophils.

Evans syndrome is generally defined as the association of AIHA together with ITP; with Neutropenia not occurring very often. In the affected individuals, the antibodies produced by the immune system may destroy the body's own red blood cells and platelets either simultaneously (at the same time) or sequentially (with one condition developing before the other).

The common symptoms of low levels of circulating red blood cells (anaemia) include fatigue, pale skin color, light-headedness, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, dark-colored urine, and yellowing of skin (jaundice); while the symptoms of ITP or low levels of platelets commonly include appearance of small reddish/purple spots on the skin, larger purplish discoloration on the skin, purpura (a purple rash), and susceptibility to bruising even after minor injuries.

EVANS SYNDROME: TREATMENT

Timely treatment of Evans syndrome is very important because the condition can eventually lead to life-threatening complications, including sepsis, incidents of severe bleeding, and heart failure or other cardiovascular problems.

For the safe and effective management of Evans syndrome, Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some extremely beneficial herbal products which are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs, under the guidance of renowned Ayurveda experts. These herbal products include:

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ITP

ITP Combo Pack For Adults

  1. Immune Booster - 2 capsules twice daily
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules - 2 capsules twice daily
  3. Giloy Capsules - 1 capsules twice daily
  4. Gandhak Rasayan - 2 tablets twice daily
  5. Green Essentials - 2 capsules twice daily
  6. Kumar Kalyan Ras - 1 tablets twice daily
  7. Brahmi Chyawanprash - 1 teaspoonful twice daily
  8. Suvarna Basant Malti Ras - 1 tablet twice daily

These should be consumed for 1 or 2 months and the results will be visible. The allopathic medicines of the patients can be reduced slowly. The above mentioned combination contains Ayurvedic herbo mineral and metallic preparations as well. All preparations are safe for human consumption and are approved by government of India for their use in various health conditions.

1. Giloy Capsules

For preparing these capsules, standardized extract of the ‘Giloy’ herb (Tinospora cordifolia) are used. The herb is widely known in Ayurveda for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, antipyretic, and immune-modulator properties.

Giloy capsules can benefit the patients of Evans syndrome because the capsules have the ability to treat chronic fever, help the body fight infections, treat several skin disorders, manage gout and cardiac debility, treat anaemia, and manage jaundice, leprosy and different kinds of cancers.

Dosage: 1 capsule, two times a day.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

The natural herbal extract of the ‘Ashwagandha’ herb (Withania somniferum) is used for preparing these capsules. The potent herb has immense medicinal value and is widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

The use of Ashwagandha capsules is beneficial in improving brain function, supporting nerve functions, managing inflammation, improving heart health, reducing metabolic imbalances, rejuvenating the body, and balancing the body’s Vata and Pitta doshas.

Dosage: 2 capsules, two times daily.

3. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is used for the treatment of blood vitiation disorders such as bleeding disorders, abscess, vascular disorders, skin disorders. This tablet is also used for improving immunity, digestion and skin complexion. Due to these properties, Gandhak Rasayan acts as an effective remedy for Evans syndrome.

Dosage: 2 tablets, two times a day.

4. Swarn Vasant Malti Ras

These tablets are excellent herbal-mineral products prepared from some very useful natural ingredients which include: Swaran Bhasma (Gold calcined), Mukta Bhasma (Pearl calcined), Lauh Bhasma (Iron calcined), Shuddh Hingul (Cinnabar - HgS purified), Kharpara Bhasma (Zinc Carbonate calcined), Maricha (Piper Nigrum), Trikatu (Pepper, long pepper and dried ginger), Purified Mercury, and Purified Sulphur.

The use of these tablets can support a healthy immune system, maintain healthy body temperature, improve memory, support healthy functioning of the respiratory system, and balance Vata and Kapha doshas of the body.

Dosage: 1 tablet, two times daily.

5. Bramhi Chyawanprash

Brahmi Chyawanprash is an amazing, jam-like herbal product prepared from a combination of herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monieri), Amla (Emblica officianalis), and several other herbs. These herbs are known for the ability to improve overall health.

The use of Brahmi Chyawanprash on a regular basis can support a healthy brain, enhance the nervous system, promote mental health, improve memory, maintain the coordination of bodily movements, and rejuvenate the body.

Dosage: 1 tablespoonful, two times a day.

6. Immune Booster

Planet Ayurveda's Immune Booster Capsules contain the standardized extracts of the herbs that regulate the immunity in a natural way. Since evans syndrome is an auto-immune disorder, these capsules are very effective in this condition as they help to boost and maintain the normal functioning of immune system effectively and flushes out toxins from the body.

Ingredients Of Immune Booster Capsules Are:

  1. Grape Seed (Vitis vinifera): 200 mg
  2. Cow Colostrums (Bovine colostrums): 200 mg
  3. Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri): 50 mg
  4. Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica): 50 mg

Dosage: 2 capsules, two times a day.

7. Kumar Kalyan Ras

Kumar Kalyan Ras is a classical Ayurvedic medicine which is used in the treatment of impaired immunity. It balances Pitta dosha in the body. This tablet is also used in the treatment of complaints such as fever, asthma, jaundice etc. It develops non-specific immunity therefore used in the treatment of Evans syndrome.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily.

8. Green Essentials Capsules

These capsules are prepared from a combination of herbs including Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Spirulina (Spirulina platensis), Green tea (Camellia sinensis), grape seed (Vitis vinifera), and wheat grass (Triticulum aestivum).

The regular use of these capsules can boost the immune system, nourish the brain cells, enhance the functioning of the brain, help the body fight against free radicals, and manage skin disorders and other conditions.

Dosage: 2 capsules, two times a day. 

ITP Combo For Children (3 Years To 14 Years)

  1. Giloy Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily
  3. Gandhak Rasayan - 1 tablet twice daily
  4. Immune Booster - 2 capsules twice daily
  5. Green Essentials - 1 capsule twice daily
  6. Brahmi Chyawanprash - 1 tablespoonful twice daily
  7. Pitta Balance - 1 capsule twice daily
  8. Kumar Kalyan Ras - 1 tablet twice daily
  9. Suvarna Basant Malti Ras - 1 tablet twice daily

ITP Combo For Infants (Less Than 3 Years)

Since ITP affects many children but there are herbs and herbo mineral preparations which can help the infants and small children very much. Slowly reduce their dosage of steroids as soon as the effect of herbs / herbomineral compound is visible.

  1. Giloy Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily
  3. Gandhak Rasayan - 1 tablet once daily
  4. Immune Booster - 1 capsule twice daily
  5. Kumar Kalyan Ras - 1 tablet once daily
  6. Infee Syrup - 2 teaspoonful twice daily
  7. Arvindasava Syrup - 2 teaspoonful twice daily
  8. Praval Panchamrit - 1 tablet twice daily

Open up the capsules and pour the ingredients in a bowl and mix them with the Syrups. Crush the tablets and mix the powder in the syrup and then feed the child this mixture twice daily.

CONCLUSION

Planet Ayurveda's herbal products for managing Evans syndrome are completely safe to use because they do not contain any chemicals, artificial colors, additives, fillers, binders, yeast, starch or preservatives.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

DTPA Test, Kidney Diseases & Ayurvedic Approach

Radioisotopic renography (renal scan) involves the use of radioactive materials to examine the kidneys. The two most common radiolabelled pharmaceutical agents used are Tc99m-MAG3 (mercaptoacetyltriglycine or mertiatide) and Tc99m - DTPA (diethylenetriaminepentacetate).

In the DTPA renal scan, there is the use of radioactive material (radionulides) to examine the person’s kidneys and evaluate their function. This examination of kidney function comes under nuclear medicine in this process, there is use of radionuclides and relies on the process of radioactive decay in the diagnosis of disease. It is used in 1960’s at Nephro – Urology.

A renal scan is also known as a renal imaging, or a renogram or renal scintigraphy.

The Radioisotopic renography ie. The DTPA renal scan is performed asses the blood supply, function and excretion of urine from the kidneys. This test can also find out the  percentage of each kidney contributes to the total kidney function.

A DTPA SCAN ALSO PRESCRIBES TO EVALUATE

  • Renal tubular function and perfusion.
  • Renovascular hypertension (high blood pressure in the arteries of the kidneys).
  • Renal artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries that take blood to the kidneys).
  • Tumor or cyst.
  • Renal tubular blockage and damage.
  • Renal transplant perfusion and function.

THE PROCEDURE

The patient is given an intravenous injection of a radioactive material called radioisotopes. This radioisotope releases gamma rays. The gamma scanner detects the gamma rays. The gamma camera scans the kidney area. It tracks the radioisotope and measures how the kidneys working. The camera also works with a computer to create images. These images detail the structure and functioning of the kidneys based on how they interact with the radioisotope.

Renal scan images show both structural and functional abnormalities. This helps doctors to diagnose a kidney problem in its earlier stages.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DTPA

There are no side effects from the radioactive injection. A diuretic is given to an increased flow of urine, if required. A Person may feel thirsty and need to drink plenty of fluids.

RESULT OF DTPA TEST AND KIDNEY DISEASES

When the technician completes the renal scan, a nuclear medicine radiologist will elucidate the image and know the findings. Abnormal results of a renal scan can indicate the various kidney abnormalities such as:

Kidney Stones and Tumors

Kidney stones are the most common kidney problem. When minerals and other substances in the blood crystallize in the kidneys, forming solid stones.

Glomerulonephritis

An inflammation of the glomeruli occurs, that condition is called Glomerulonephritis. Glomeruli are very small structures inside the kidneys that filter the blood. Glomerulonephritis can be caused by infections, drugs, or congenital abnormalities.

Polycystic Kidney Disease

It is a genetic disorder that causes numerous cysts to grow in the kidneys. These cysts can interfere with kidney function and cause kidney failure. Polycystic kidney disease is a serious condition.

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are bacterial infections of any part of the urinary system. They are easily treatable and rarely lead to more health problems.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease is a the most common form of kidney disease. It is commonly caused by high blood pressure. Long-term condition that does not improve over time.

Renovascular Hypertension

Renovascular Hypertension is also called ‘Renal Hypertension’. It is a condition in which High blood pressure (greater than 140/80 mmHg) caused by narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to the kidneys. Narrowing or blockage of the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys is called ‘Renal artery stenosis.

Patient’s kidney size and shape influence the results of your DTPA scan. An abnormal kidney structure could result in an incorrect reading.

DIETARY AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES IN KIDNEY DISEASES

The Patient's diet is also important as much as taking medications. Healthy lifestyle may help to prevent many causes of kidney disease.

  • Control Diabetes by taking Insulin.
  • Cut off  high cholesterol diet.
  • Take a low salt diet.
  • Take healthy diet includes fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products.
  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • Increase physical exercise and try to weight loss.

In Ayurveda, there are a large number of medicines which help to treat the known cause of kidney failure. There are some herbs which are helpful to treat Renovascular Hypertension.

Herbal preparations  REVIVE KIDNEY PACK which is highly effective to fight with all Kidney disease.

REVIVE KIDNEY PACK CONTENTS ARE

  1. Mutrakrichantak Churna
  2. Rencure Formula
  3. Varunadi Vati
  4. Punarnava mandoor

REVIVE KIDNEYS PACK

These products are 100% vegetarian and natural. It maintains Tridosha, the three energies of the body (pitta, kapha and vata dosha). This pack is formulated by MD  Planet Ayurveda doctors. All herbs a have well defined explation in Ayurvedic culture.

PRODUCT DISCRIPTION

1. Mutrakrichantak Churna

It is an herbal powder which is very helpful in maintaining healthy kidneys. This Churna is made by different herbs : Punarnava (Boerrhavea diffusa), Varun (Crataeva narvala), Gokshur (Tribulus terstris), Kasni (Chichorium intybus).    This is especially suited for people to maintain a healthy urinary system.

Dosage: 1 Teaspoonful twice daily with water .
Boil 1 Teaspoonful in 400ml water until it remains 50-60ml. Filter the preparation with a regular tea strainer and drink.

2. Rencure Formula

It is very good herbal combination that is given as an addition to mutrakrichantak churna along with other health supplements for supporting kidney health. It is a natural supplement that helps maintain a healthy urinary system in a natural way.

Dosage: 2 Capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Varnuadi Vati

It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation with the same name, which is being used since ancient times for the maintenance of a healthy urinary system and a healthy kidney function.

Dosage: 2 tablets, thrice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Punarnava Mandur

Punarnava, which literally means 'bring back to life' or 're-newer'. It has multiple benefits to cure disease. Its leaves are used as vegetable. It helps to remove excess of water from the body in case of kidney failure. The herb is regarded as the natural cleanser that helps to remove toxins from the kidney and maintain healthy kidney.

Dosage: 2 tablets, thrice daily with plain water after meals.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Intussusception - Cause, Symptoms, Diagnose & Herbal Remedies

Intussusception is a form of bowel obstruction which is a serious condition wherein one segment of the intestine telescopes or slides inside of another leading to blockage or obstruction of intestine. It blocks the food and fluid from passing through. It mainly occurs at the junction of the small and large intestines. The obstruction often causes swelling and inflammation which can lead to intestinal injury. It cuts off the blood supply to the affected part of the intestine thus leading to a tear in the bowel, infection and death of the bowel tissue.

Intussusception is one of the most common abdominal emergency conditions affecting children less than 3 years of age. It is very common in babies and more common in boys than girls. In children, an X-ray procedure is able to push back the intestine in its position. In adults, intussusception is mainly due to a tumor or polyps which often requires surgery.

Intussusception may occur in colon, small bowel or between the small bowel and colon. It occurs most frequently during the fall and winter months than rest of the year.

According to Ayurveda, obstruction means upward or backward or reverse movement of vata disorder.

CAUSE OF INTUSSUSCEPTION

The cause of intussusception is unknown. Some, viral or bacterial infection of intestine might lead to intussusception. In some children, it is caused by a condition that the child is born with such as a polyp or diverticulum. It could be due to enlarged lymph nodes or blood vessel abnormality in the intestines.

Weight loss surgery or a surgery of intestinal tract is another cause of intussusception. One may get the problem due to inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease.

Siblings of someone who has the problem are at more risk of getting it.

SYMPTOMS OF INTUSSUSCEPTION

The most common symptoms of intussusception are:

  • Severe, crampy abdominal pain lasting for 15 minutes which alters with periods without pain for 30 minutes. This is termed as clocking pain. Small children often bring their knees to the chest when they are feeling the pain. The children are seen crying due to pain due to compression of blood vessels and nerves.
  • Nausea, vomiting, fever and diarrhea. Vomiting is not due to eating. It may be bilious or yellow green colored bitter tasting vomit.
  • Rectal bleeding mixed with mucus. This is called currant jelly stool. It is a sign of lost blood supply in the bowel.
  • The patient feels weak and tired.
  • A lump in the abdomen can be felt. There is abdominal swelling
  • Flu like symptoms are experienced by the patient.
  • A weak and rapid pulse rate along with abnormal breathing, There is drop in blood pressure and the child may appear drowsy.
  • Skin may look pale or gray.
  • Anxiety and agitation.

DIAGNOSE OF INTUSSUSCEPTION

Early detection of intussusception is very important as it is a serious condition which is life threatening. Early diagnoses helps to prevent damage of the intestine.

A doctor can diagnose the problem by checking the symptoms of the patient.  A stethoscope can be used to hear the diminished bowel sounds. Abdominal lump can be felt by the doctor.

Abdominal X-rays and ultrasound are done to confirm intestinal obstruction. A barium, water soluble contrast or air enema is performed.

TREATMENT OF INTUSSUSCEPTION

The treatment is determined depending on the extent of the problem and the current health of the patient.

Planet Ayurveda offers a range of effective products that help in managing the symptoms of Intussusception and fixing the problem in a natural way. The products offered by Planet Ayurveda are completely safe to be used by small children. The products are made using 100% standardized and pure herbs and are free from any kind of preservatives, binders, fillers etc.

Herbal Remedies for Intussusception

THE PRODUCTS USEFUL IN TREATING INTUSSUSCEPTION ARE FOLLOWING

1. Digestion Support Capsules

As the name suggests this product helps in improving the digestive system. The product is a blend of unique herbs like haritaki, cumin, piper, and fennel. All these herbs act together to control acidity, gas, flatulence and other symptoms relating to intussusception.

The recommended dosage for Digestion Support Capsules is 2 capsules twice a day with plain wate, after meals.

2. Mahasankh Vati

The product is formulated using excellent herbs like pippali, chitraka, danti, shudh parad, shudh tankan, sarjakshar and yavkshar. The medicine helps in balancing the three energies of the body: Vatta, Pitta and Kapha. Thereby the product helps in maintaining healthy metabolism. It relieves bloating or gas, diarrhea and acidity.

The recommended dosage for Mahasankh Vati is 2 tablets twice daily with plain water, after half an hour of the meals.

3 and 4. Vatsakadi Churna Mixed With Vara Churna (Triphala Powder)

These are two pure Ayurvedic products in powdered form that have shown excellent results in conditions like dysentery, diarrhea, irregular digestion or any other intestine relating condition.  The churna Vatsakadhu is a blend of powerful herbs like saunf, bilv, dhania, anar, chhoti elaichi, jaiphal while Vara churna is a herbal formulation of herbs like Haritaki, Amalaka and Bhibhitaki.  These are also known as The Myrobalans.

The powdered mixed together helps the body get rid of all accumulated toxins thereby cleaning the colon in natural way. The medicine helps in overcoming weakness too.

The recommended dosage for the Vatsakadi churna mixed with Vara churna (Triphala powder)  is 1 tsp with warm water and should be consumed in the evening .

The products offered by Planet Ayurveda helps in supporting the overall health of the patient.

It is advised to address dehydration when the symptoms arises. One can administer hydrating enemas at home. Orally take 2 ounces of castor oil to clean and lubricate the intestines. Virgin coconut oil can also be taken.

The patients are advised to take raw fats in order to provide hydration and lubrication to the intestines.

Vegetables like okra or lady fingers and fruits like coconuts, water melon can be taken.

If left untreated , the intussusception can cause internal bleeding and severe abdominal infection known as peritonitis.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Epidermoid cysts - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Herbal Remedies

Epidermoid cysts are slow growing and often painless and they rarely cause any problems. They are non-cancerous bumps beneath the skin but most commonly found on the face, neck and trunk.

They are mistakenly considered as sebaceous cysts but they are different as they arise from the glands that secrete oily matter that lubricates the hair and skin known as sebaceous glands.

In most of the cases, epidermoid cysts cause no long-term problems. Squeezing out the contents of the cysts on your own can lead to an infection, so it is better to leave the cyst alone.

Once a cyst is drained, there is a possibility that it will grow back. Very rarely, these cysts can become malignant.

Most epidermoid cysts don’t cause any problems but see the doctor if:

  • Cysts are growing rapidly.
  • Occurs in a spot that is constantly irritated.
  • Ruptures or becomes painful
  • Becomes infected
  • Cyst is at unusual location such as on the finger or toe.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF EPIDERMOID CYST?

  • A small, round bump on the skin usually on the face, trunk or neck.
  • A smelly yellow and thick material that drains from the cyst.
  • Redness and swelling in the affected area, if inflamed or infected.
  • A tiny blackhead in the central opening of the cyst

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF EPIDERMOID CYST?

The surface of the skin is made up of a thin, protective layer of cells that the body continuously sheds. Most of the epidermoid cysts form when these cells move deeper into the skin and multiply rather than sloughing off.

Sometimes cysts are also formed due to irritation or injury to the skin or the most superficial portion of a hair follicle.

The walls of the cyst are formed by the epidermal cells and then they secrete the protein keratin into the interior. The keratin is a thick yellow substance that sometimes drains from the cyst.

This abnormal growth of the cells may be due to a damaged hair follicle or oil gland in the skin.

These cysts often develop in response to skin trauma, HPV infection, excessive exposure to the sun or acne. These cysts are more likely to develop in people with acne or other skin conditions.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

True epidermoid cysts look like sebaceous cysts but they are different as true epidermoid cysts result from the damage caused to the hair follicles or the outer layer of the skin.

The doctor will examine the bump and surrounding skin as well as take a medical history.

Skin biopsy is performed for detailed analysis in the laboratory.

CAUSE OF EPIDERMOID CYST - ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

The cause of epidermoid cyst according to Ayurveda: The three doshas contaminate the muscles and blood, fat, vein and blood vessels which cause an elevated swelling which is rounded and knotted (clotted). Such swelling is known as Granthi in Ayurveda.

EPIDERMOID CYST TREATMENT - ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

Treatment of epidermoid cyst by Planet Ayurveda includes the prescription of herbal remedies that help in removing cysts naturally without causing any side effects.

HERBAL REMEDIES OF EPIDERMOID CYST ARE

  1. Kachnaar Guggul
  2. Navkarshik Churna
  3. Arogyavardhini Vati
  4. Erand Oil

1. Kachnaar Guggul

Kachnar guggul is an Ayurvedic medicine prepared from the herb Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata). It is a famous Ayurvedic medicine for treating the nodules of neck, tumors, extra-growths, wound healing, skin diseases and many other ailments. It also contains Triphala which is considered as detoxifying for the whole system.

Ingredients of Kachnaar Guggul are:

Sr. No.

Common Name

Botanical Name

Parts

1.

Kachnar Bark

Bauhinia variegata

40

2.

Amalaki

Emblica officinalis

8

3.

Haritaki

Terminalia chebula

8

4.

Bibhataki

Terminalia bellerica

8

5.

Ginger

Zingiber officinale

4

6.

Black pepper

Piper nigrum

4

7.

Pippali

Piper longum

4

8.

Varuna

Crataeva religiosa

4

Dosage: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily.

2. Navkarshik Churna

Navkarshik Churna of Planet Ayurveda is an herbal formulation which helps in correcting metabolism and removes toxins from the body and helps in correcting the metabolism of "Pitta" and heat regulation in the body. It is also considered as an anti-inflammatory thus acting as an effective formulation for the patients of epidermoid cyst.

Ingredients of Navkarshik Churna are:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

English Name

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Amla

Indian Gooseberry

Emblica officinalis

22.22 gm

2.

Haritaki

Chebula Myrobalan

Terminalia chebula

22.22 gm

3.

Bahera

Belleric Myrobalan

Terminalia bellerica

22.22 gm

4.

Vacha

Sweet flag

Acorus calamus

22.22 gm

5.

Neem

Margosa tree

Azadirachta indica

22.22 gm

6.

Manjshtha

Indian madder

Rubia cordifolia

22.22 gm

7.

Katuki

Piccorrhiza

Piccorhhiza kurrao

22.22 gm

8.

Giloy

Tinospora

Tinospora cordifolia

22.22 gm

9.

Daruhaldi

Barberry

Berberis aristata

22.22 gm

Dosage: 1 teaspoon of powder twice daily.

3. Arogyavardhini Vati

Arogyavardhini Vati is a common ayurvedic medicine widely used for the treatment of skin diseases, fever, liver problems, obesity, anorexia etc. It clears toxins from the body and improves digestion power. It is generally used as a co-prescription with other medicines in different conditions as it acts as a catalyst. It balances all the three doshas in the body.

Ingredients of Arogyavardhini Vati are:

  1. Shudh Parad (Purified mercury)
  2. Shudh Gandhak (Purified sulphur)
  3. Lauh Bhasam (Calcined iron)
  4. Tamra Bhasam (Purified copper)
  5. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  6. Vibhataki (Terminalia bellerica)
  7. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  8. Shuddh Shilajit (Asphaltum)
  9. Chitraka moola (Plumbago zeylanica)
  10. Katuki (Picorrhiza kurro)

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

4. Erand Oil (Ricinus communis)

Erand is known as castor plant. It is widely used in natural products such as in oils for various uses. Fruits of this plant are used to treat tumors, piles, enlarged liver, spleen etc. External application of this oil is used to relive boils, various skin disorders and to reduce size of external growths.

How to Use: Apply erand oil on the affected area twice a day.

You can prevent scarring and infection by:

  • Not squeezing a cyst by yourself
  • Placing a warm and moist cloth over the area to help the cyst to drain and heal.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for NK/T-Cell Lymphoma in Nose

NK/T-Cell lymphoma in nose is a rare lymphoid neoplasm which in the past has been grouped with a variety of granulomatous diseases. It is almost associated with Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).

The disease can occur in patients of any age but is most common in persons between 40-50 years of age. In some cases, the problem may masquerade as a local indolent ulcer or chronic sinusitis for many years. In this condition, extensive local tissue destruction and inflammation can cause perforation of the palate or nasal septum which is spread to the nasopharynx, oral cavity and paranasal sinus. It may also cause retinal detachment. Central nervous system involvement is rare in this case.

This lymphoma remains localised in the nasal primary site in many cases with little documented nodal spread. The disease tends to metastasize to the skin, gut, testis, ovaries and muscle. Bone marrow involvement is not common.

What are the symptoms of NK/T-cell lymphoma in nose?

Extra-nodal NK/T-cell lymphoma is usually found only in the area around the nose when it is diagnosed. This means it is most often at stage 1E or stage 2E, where E stands for extra-nodal. Some people have more widespread lymphoma (stage 3 or 4) when they are diagnosed.

Symptoms are:

  • Blocked nose
  • Weepy eyes
  • Swelling on the face
  • Problem in swallowing
  • Problems in the teeth

Treatment

T-cell lymphomas are rare. So, according to modern medicine, it is difficult to determine which treatment will give the best outcome.

Modern treatment includes radiotherapy of the areas affected by lymphoma particularly if the lymphoma is localised to the area around the nose. If the lymphoma is widespread as in the stages 3 and 4, then patient is likely to have chemotherapy alone but it is common for extra-nodal NK/T-cell lymphoma to relapse after being its remission. Sometimes lymphoma doesn’t respond to the treatment.

Treatment of NK/T-cells lymphoma in nose by Planet Ayurveda

Treatment of lymphomas in Ayurveda is very in-depth and holistic in its approach as the treatment does not focus on the malignancy but on the entire system as the whole body must be returned to the harmony for the disease to be treated permanently and not recur elsewhere. The body must be purified of the toxins that cause the cells to attack the body.

The main target of Ayurvedic treatment is to control the production of kapha dosha in the body and to make immune system strong and to boost the strength of the debilitated patients.

There are a number of herbs mentioned in Ayurveda for the treatment of lymphoma. These herbs do not cause any side effects or complications like mucus dryness or increasing pitta dosha in the body.

Herbal Remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of NK/T-cell lymphoma in nose are:

  1. Kachnaar Guggul
  2. Graviola Capsules
  3. Curcumin Capsules
  4. Giloy Capsules
  5. Immune Booster Capsules
  6. Swaran Vasant Malti Ras

Herbal Remedies for NK/T-Cell Lymphoma in Nose


1. Kachnaar Guggul

Kachnar Guggul of Planet Ayurveda is prepared from the bark of Bauhinia variegata tree. It also contains a detoxifying remedy known as Triphala which acts as a detoxifying herb for the whole system. There is an excellent role of kachnar guggul for lymphoma, malignant cancers, metastatic tumors, swollen lymph nodes, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and other conditions including the cellular growths.

Ingredients of Kachnar Guggul are:

Sr. No.

Common Name

Latin Name

Parts

1.

Kachnar Bark

Bauhinia variegata

40

2.

Amalaki

Emblica officinalis

8

3.

Haritaki

Terminalia chebula

8

4.

Bibhitaki

Terminalia bellerica

8

5.

Ginger

Zingiber officinale

4

6.

Black pepper

Piper nigrun

4

7.

Pippali

Piper longum

4

8.

Varuna

Crataeva religiosa

4

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

2. Graviola Capsules

Graviola Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from Annona muricata herbal extract. Graviola is a very useful herb as every part of this plant whether leaves, bark or fruit have medicinal properties that has made it suitable in various conditions. It has been used traditionally since centuries for anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant properties. It brings quite relief to the patients suffering from lymphoma because of its immense benefits.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Curcumin Capsules

Over the last several years, there has been increasing interest in turmeric and its medicinal properties. A lot of research is available on turmeric which claim that turmeric possesses anti-cancer properties. Its anti-cancer effect is mainly mediated through the induction of apoptosis. Curcuminoids present in turmeric are capable of both preventing free radical formation as well as neutralising existing free radicals thus curcumin Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are highly effective in treating T-lymphoma in nose.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

4. Giloy Capsules

Giloy Capsules are prepared from the pure extracts obtained from the herb Tinospora cordifolia. It is described as 'Amrita' in Ayurveda because of its immense medicinal properties. Giloy is anti-pyretic, digestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous and an excellent blood purifier. It is used in all types of cancers as well because of its anti-oxidant properties hence very useful in T-cell lymphoma of nose.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

5. Immune Booster Capsules

Immune booster capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a wonderful combination of various useful herbs that are mentioned in Ayurvedic texts for increasing immunity as well as for providing other health benefits too. These capsules enhance the body's metabolic rate, flush out all the toxic and unwanted materials from the body and clean the body system completely.

Ingredients of Immune Booster Capsules are:

  • Grape seed
  • Cow colostrums
  • Bhumi amla
  • Green tea

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

6. Swaran Vasant Malti Ras

Swaran Vasant Malti Ras is an Ayurvedic medicine used for immunity enhancer, useful in chronic fatigue, general weakness etc. It mainly balances kapha dosha in the body.

Ingredients of Swaran Vasant Malti Ras are:

  • Gold Bhasma
  • Pearl Bhasma
  • Purified cinnabar (an ore of mercury and sulphur)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Kharpara (rasaka)
  • Purified mercury
  • Purified sulphur
  • Trikatu (pepper, long pepper and dried ginger)
  • Copper bhasma
  • Iron bhasma

It contains juice extracts of:

  • Solanum xanthocarpum
  • Datura metel
  • Picrorhiza kurroa
  • Lemon juice

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Terminal ileitis - Causes, Symptoms & Herbal Remedies

Health is a real wealth, we should take care of it at any cost. Nowadays people suffer from a lot of health problems like digestive problems, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease etc due to change in eating habits and lifestyle. Here we will discuss about terminal ileitis which is type of Crohn’s disease. It is the inflammatory condition of intestine which may involve more than one part of intestine. There are various herbs which help to treat the terminal ileitis such as bilwa, giloy, kutaj, vasaka etc.

INTRODUCTION

Terminal ileitis is a type of Crohn’s disease. It is chronic inflammation of ileum. Ileitis is combination of two words – Ileum i.e. Latin word, meaning is intestine and the Greek word Itis meaning is inflammation. Collectively it is intestine inflammation which is a rare condition, marked by chronic inflammation of the 'ileum' --- the longest, narrowest and lowest (last/terminal) portion of the small intestine. This condition may involve more than one part of intestine including colon which is the main portion of intestine. Both men and women are equally at risk of developing this problem.

This problem is mainly caused by the Lawsonia intracellularis bacterium.

SYMPTOMS OF TERMINAL ILEITIS

Symptoms may depend upon the condition of disease and some of the common symptoms linked to the condition are:

  • Painful abdominal cramps
  • Sharp pain in the lower right part of the abdomen
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Swelling of the stomach
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Fever
  • Poor appetite
  • Constipation

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF TERMINAL ILEITIS

As per Ayurveda, the digestive disorders are mainly due to vata and pitta imbalance. According to Ayurveda, ileitis occur when vata dosha pushes pitta into the colon causing inflammation. Diet and stress are also responsible for ileitis. When stimulation of Prana increases then stress is high and it develops the signs of Crohn’s disease. At initial stage the symptoms can be- digestive upsets such as gas and constipation, patient may have mild systemic dryness and feeling of weakness.

It can be treated with the help of Ayurveda. Ayurveda mainly focus on the balance of all three doshas in the body and manage the disease condition using herbs. It involves the treatment that helps to improve the overall digestive system. Ayurvedic treatment involves different steps to cure the terminal Ileitis such as stimulation of appetite (Agni deepana), herbs that help to digest the toxins/Ama (Digestive), to heal the ulcers (vrana ropana) etc. This treatment helps to restore the functions of digestive system.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF TERMINAL ILEITIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

As the treatment is chiefly aimed to treat the disease from root level and relieve the symptoms. Planet Ayurveda offers 100% natural and pure herbal formulations that can manage the disease condition very well without causing any side effects. They offer following combination of medicines to treat the terminal ileitis.

  1. Kutajghan Vati
  2. Belgiri Churna
  3. Pitta Balance
  4. Vasaka Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Ileitis

(Inflammation of the Ileum)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Kutajghan Vati

These are herbal tablets which are prepared from the herb Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica). This herb is very effective to treat diarrhea in Ileitis. Apart from these it also helps to remove the toxins (ama) from the body. This herb helps to balance the vata and pitta dosha.

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

2. Belgiri Churna

It removes toxins from the body and provide relief from painful condition of colitis and smoothens bowel movement. Its tannin content has ability to overcome severe inflammation and heals the ulcers. It helps in various disorders like IBD, IBS and Bowel movement, terminal ileitis.

Dosage – 1 tsp twice daily after meals.

3. Pitta Balance

This is herbal remedy to pacify the pitta dosha. These are in capsule from and prepared from different natural ingredients. The ingredients are listed below:

  • Praval pisti (Coral calcium)-It is found at sea bed and it is rich source of calcium and It helps in balancing pitta dosha and provides calcium to body.
  • Akik pisti (Agate calcium)-It helps to balancing vata and pitta doshas and effective against vata and pitta doshas related problems.
  • Jawar mohar pisti (calcium compound)-It is the natural source of calcium.
  • Kamdhudha rasa (calcium compound) - It keeps the system healthy by balancing      pitta dosha.
  • Mukta pisti (Pearl calcium) - It helps to balance the pitta vitiated disorders.
  • Giloy (Tinospora cordifola)-It helps to balance all three doshas of body and maintain the overall health. It also helps to enhance immune system of body therefore it provides complete health.

Dosage – One capsule, two times in a day after meals with plain water.

4. Vaska Capsules

These are herbal capsule obtained from the standardized extract of Adhathoda vasica. This herb helps to balance the kapha and pitta dosha. it helps to get relief from diarrhea.

Dosage – 1-2 capsule twice daily after meals.

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LIFESTYLE CHANGES

  • Along with herbal medicines, one should maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is very important that what we should eat.
  • We should eat healthy and balanced diet.
  • To keep yourself fit, one should follow the healthy lifestyle, practice daily exercise and healthy diet.
  • Avoid eating junk food, spicy food.

It is duty of every person that we should encourage the others to be fit and healthy by promoting disciplined lifestyle and healthy food habit.