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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ayurvedic treatment for Bullous Pemphigoid - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Bullous Pemphigoid

Bullous Pemphigoid is a rare skin disorder characterised by the tense blisters on the surface of the skin. In rare cases, the inner lining tissue of the mouth, nasal passages or the conjunctivae of the eyes can be involved. These blisters can develop on the lower abdomen, upper thighs and on the armpits. This condition is more common in people older than 60 years.

This disease needs early and proper treatment to prevent further morbidity or mortality.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID?

The exact cause of bullous pemphigoid is not known. The painful blisters in bullous pemphigoid occur because of a malfunction in the immune system.

The body's immune system normally produces antibodies to fight bacteria, viruses or other harmful foreign substances. The inflammation that causes blisters are produced by the antibodies. The immune system produces antibodies to the fibres that connect the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) and the dermis (next layer of the skin).

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID?

  • The main feature of bullous pemphigoid is the appearance of large blisters that do not rupture when touched or some people may develop hive-like rashes.
  • Blisters appear on the organs such as lower abdomen, groin, upper thighs and arms.
  • Sores in the mouth may also be developed.
  • The affected areas of the skin may be very itchy as well as painful.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

To confirm the diagnosis, doctor may perform skin biopsy for laboratory testing.

The goal of the treatment is to help the skin to heal quickly and to relieve itching. Modern treatment prescribes certain combination of drugs that inhibit the immune system activities that cause inflammation.

Western approach to auto-immune disorders aim at prescribing corticosteroids and other powerful immunosuppressants. The Ayurvedic approach to auto-immune disorders is to strengthen the digestion as well as to put the immune system to rest rather than to suppress it. Therefore, in today's world, we must take few lessons from the ancient sages of Ayurveda for treating incurable diseases and for a new way of life.

TREATMENT OF BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID BY PLANET AYURVEDA

In Ayurveda, various herbal and herbo-mineral preparations are described which are found to be very effective in curing auto-immune diseases. Ayurveda can be a promising alternative in such types of skin diseases.

Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal medicines that balance the Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas in the body.

HERBAL REMEDIES OFFERED BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR THE TREATMENT ARE

  1. Manjishtha Capsules
  2. Pitta Balance Capsules
  3. Prawal Panchamrit Tablets
  4. Gandhak Rasayan
  5. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula
  6. Immune Magic Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

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1. Manjishtha Capsules

Manjishtha Capsules are prepared from the herb Rubia cordifolia. It is a very famous herb in Ayurveda for blood detoxifying. It is widely used in many skin diseases. It is good for skin, improves complexion and mitigates Pitta dosha in the body. It is useful in diseases of tissues where Pitta dosha is involved such as in skin wounds, skin diseases and eyes.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Pitta Balance Capsules

As the name suggests, Pitta Balance Capsules of Planet Ayurveda balance the Pitta dosha in the body that's responsible for causing skin diseases. Pitta Balance Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a unique combination of various herbs which help to keep Pitta dosha in the balanced state thus help in healing the skin problems from its root cause.

Ingredients Of Pitta Balance Capsules Are:-

Sr. No.

English Name

Classical Ayurvedic Name

Quantity

1.

Coral Calcium

Praval Pishti

125 mg

2.

Agate Calcium

Akik Pishti

125 mg

3.

An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound

Jahar Mohra Pishti

125 mg

4.

An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound

Kamdudha Ras

125 mg

5.

Pearl Calcium

Mukta Pishti

50 mg

6.

Tinospora cordifolia extract

Giloy satva

125 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Praval Panchamrit Tablets

As the name suggests, Panchamrit is made up of two words: Panch + Amrit. Pancha means five and Amrit means elixir. The five bhasams present in this medicine act together as elixir. This medicine is a good source of calcium and has a cooling effect on the body. It is mainly used for correcting the digestive disorders and also acts as Rasayana.

Dose: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

The word Rasayana means rejuvenation. Gandhak Rasayan is a potent Ayurvedic remedy for all kinds of skin diseases. This herbal medicine has an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-diuretic properties. It is an anti-aging medicine and improves digestion, skin complexion and immunity. It is indicated in all the skin diseases, itching, depleted immunity. Thus, it is quite effective in treating Bullous Pemphigoid without causing any side effects.

Dose: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily.

5. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula

Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula of Planet Ayurveda is a unique combination of various herbs that help to relieve the skin problems naturally. It is highly recommended for skin diseases associated with eczema and it also responds to chronic non-relieving wounds. This medicine contains unique herbs that act as an appetiser, digestant and vermicide.

Ingredients of Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula:-

Sr. No.

Botanical Name

Common Name

Qunatity

1.

Rubia cordifolia

Manjishtha

200 mg

2.

Fumaria officinalis

Pitt Papda

100 mg

3.

Swertia chiretta

Chirata

100 mg

4.

Aloe barbadensis

Ghrit Kumari

100 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

6. Immune Booster Capsules

Immune Booster Capsules help in building the immunity of an individual quickly. It also enhances the body's metabolic rate, flushes out toxins and unwanted materials from the body and cleans the system completely. It also protects the individuals form free radical formation as well. These capsules work naturally and therefore do not cause any side effects.

Ingredients of Immune Booster Capsules Are:-

Sr. No.

Ingredient Name

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Grape Seed

Vitis vinifera std. extract

200 mg

2.

Cow colostrum

Bovine colostrum std. extract

200 mg

3.

Bhumi amla

Phyllanthus niruri std. extract

50 mg

4.

Amalaki

Emblica officinalis

50 mg

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, May 28, 2018

Herbal Remedies for Vitreous Hemorrhage - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Vitreous hemorrhage is characterized with a sudden change in person's vision. It results from blocking of light moving through vitreous to the retina. The hemorrhage occurs in front of retina in the eyes's posterior section.

It may result due to aneurysm of a blood vessel, a retinal tear, a retinal detachment, trauma and a new blood vessel (neovascularization) of the eye.

Other disorders which can also result in Vitreous hemorrhage includes hypertension, sickle cell anemia, diabetes and carotid artery disease. People who are diabetic become more prone to it, as it leads to the growth of new blood vessels inside the eye.

Vitreous Hemorrhage

These vessels are still weak and begin to bleed easily. So, blindness becomes a major issue among patients who are diabetic and can occur at any age.

SYMPTOMS OF VITREOUS HEMORRHAGE

  • Suddenly vision becomes blurred.
  • Experiencing Light flashes
  • Small spots which seem to float across the area of vision
  • Sudden blindness

CAUSES OF VITREOUS HEMORRHAGE

A hemorrhage which occurs in the vitreous gel can result from a bleeding blood vessel in the retina of the eye. In few cases sudden bleeding starts under the retina and also from the front of the eye. There can be other causes too. Posterior vitreous detachment is another cause in which the vitreous gel contracts as the person gets older. The pulling forces of the gel finally ruptures a very tiny blood vessel in the retina. Apart from this other causes are:

  1. Sickle cell retinopathy
  2. Intraocular tumor
  3. Retinal tear or detachment
  4. Age-related macular degeneration
  5. Retinal arterial macroaneurysm
  6. Ocular trauma
  7. Diabetic retinopathy
  8. Retinal vein occlusion

TREATMENT OF VITREOUS HEMORRHAGE

Treatment for vitreous hemorrhage depends on the cause and severity of the disease. In case of retinal detachment the doctor may advice for surgery.

  1. Monitoring
  2. Cryotherapy
  3. Intravitreal injections
  4. Vitrectomy surgery
  5. Laser treatment

SOME DO'S AND DON'TS

1. Eat Well

One should eat a healthy diet for healthy eyes:

  1. Green vegetables including spinach, kale, collards
  2. Salmon, tuna, oily fish
  3. Nuts, beans, Eggs
  4. Oranges
  5. Oysters and pork

2. Quit Smoking

Its best to avoid smoking as it can lead to life threatening eye problems like cataracts, damage to optic nerve, macular degeneration etc.

3. Wear Sunglasses

One must always select the right pair goggles to guard the eyes from sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Excess of exposure leads to cataracts and macular degeneration.

Your shades must be able to block 99% to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. Polarized lenses are best known to reduce glare while you driving or waling in sun.

People wearing contact lenses should also wear sunglasses for extra protection.

4. Use Safety Eyewear

Try to wear safety glasses or protective goggles while working in an environment which is hazardous and airborne materials.

While playing ice hockey, racquetball or lacrosse chances of eye injury are more. It's advised to wear Helmets with protective face masks along with sports goggles to guard your eyes.

5. Always Look Away From the Computer Screen

Otherwise it may lead to:-

  • Trouble focusing at a distance
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches
  • Neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Looking at the computer or phone screen for too intervals leads to:
  • Eyestrain
  • Blurry vision

When you feel your eyes are dry, blink more.

Give enough to your eyes every 20 minutes. In case of headache or itching do consult a good doctor.

Herbal Remedies For Vitreous Hemorrhage

1. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna capsules are prepared with the pure extract of herb Arjuna (Terminalis arjuna).The bark of the tree contains natural alkaloids, which are very useful to cure the bleeding.

Benefits: It helps to control the bleeding, hence these capsules are effective in controlling bleeding. These capsules help to remove the blockage in the vessels. The Arjuna capsules act as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily.

2. Bilberry Capsules

Bilberry capsules is obtained from pure herb named as Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). This herb is packed with anti- oxidant properties and also helps to strengthen the muscles of eyes. It is also good to improve the blood circulation in all parts of body.

Dosage: One capsule two times in day with milk or water after meals.

3. Pitta Balance Capsules

It helps to restore the balance of Pitta (Fire energy) in the body. These capsules consists of calcium compounds and herbs. Jawar Mohra Pishti Compound, Kamdhudha Ras Compound, Mukta Pishti (Pearl) Compound Parval Pishti (Coral) Compound, Akik Pishti (Agate) Compound, , Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia).

Benefits: Our body consists of three energies Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Pitta Balance capsule helps to balance the aggravated pitta dosha in the body. It provides cooling effect to the body. Pitta Balance helps to restore the balance of fire energy in the body leading to excellent results in bleeding and burning sensation.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily.

4. Amalaki Rasayan

Planet Ayurveda offers amalaki rasayan in the form of capsules and free from any colors, preservatives and chemicals. Amalaki rasayan is prepared from the pure extract of herb Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) with a specific process. This herb commonly called as Indian gooseberry and has great medicinal importance in Ayurveda. This herb is packed with hematogenic properties and helps in production of red blood cells.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules two times in a day with plain water after meals.

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

Friday, May 25, 2018

Gandhak Rasayan - An Ayurvedic Preparation of Purified Sulfur

WHAT IS SULPHUR

sulfur, sulphur

Sulfur is 10th most abundant mineral in the universe and 5th Most common on Earth !!

Plants need fertilizers made from Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium ( NPK) but Sulfuric acid made from Sulfur is the key ingredient in industrial production of these fertilizers. Sulfur is also used up by various agricultural plants and crops.

It is very important essential element for life.

Many Plants consume up to 25 kg of sulfur per hectare of land. Sulfur gets depleted and the soil gets barren due to sulfur depletion in the soil.

Sulfur also facilitates the absorption and uptake of essential fertilizers Nitrogen, Phosphates and Potassium by the plants.

So it's important mineral for growth of plants and natural utilization of essential fertilizers.

Sulfur is a non-metallic chemical element identified by alphabet S. In the periodic table it's 16 and Atomic mass is 32, with 2,8 and 6 electrons in each orbit. It makes H2S ( Hydrogen Sulphide) - Poisonous and inflammable gas. Sulphur makes sulphide compounds with Antimony and Bismuth and is found in Earth as these compounds.

COMMERCIAL USE OF SULFUR IN TODAY'S WORLD!!

Today almost all elemental sulfur is produced from sulfur containing contaminants from natural gas and petroleum.

The greatest commercial use of Sulfur now a days is making up of Sulfuric acid ( H2SO4 ) to make sulfate and phosphate fertilizers.

Sulfur is mainly produced in petroleum rich countries Saudi arabia, Russia, Canada and exported to USA, China, Western Europe and East Asia which are using Sulfur to prepare Sulfuric acid and using it to prepare fertilizers for the crops.

SULPHUR OR SULFUR IN HUMAN BODY

Sulfur is most ignored mineral in our diet. Although many vegetables like Potatoes, beets, Carrots absorb sulfur from the soil but the soil is so depleted that these vegetables are not rich enough in Sulfur.

Many cereal foods which are enriched with Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin B and Vitamin A, Iron and other minerals, but still they lack sulfur as it's ignored. Moreover as an Ayurvedic doctor, I believe in eating fresh food and vegetables from soil rather than packed in factory as cereals.

Sulphur is main constituent of the Amino Acids Methionine, Cysteine and Cystine and important constitent of vitamins like Biotic and Thiamine. Free radical scavenger Glutathione also contains Sulfur. Glutathione is used as shots to prevent side effects of chemotherapy in cancer. Glutathione is used in many complicated diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ( Lung failure), AIDS and many others to boost immunity. It's also given to Kidney failure patients to treat anemia by injections. it's also given in male infertility. Above uses are of Glutathione are of modern medical system, but Ayurveda- the ancient health care system uses purified and medicinal Sulfur tablets directly in the above mentioned conditions are s rejuvenator. It is called "Gandhak Rasayan" - Gandhak is sulfur and Rasayan means the one which rejuvenates the body.

ANCIENT ALCHEMY AND SULFUR

Ayurveda is an age old healhcare system of India. Alchemy of Ayurveda is called "Rasa Shastra". It deals in using various metals, minerals, Animal parts and organs to treat various health conditions. The metals used are properly purified, titrated and used in trace dosages to boost immunity, modify immunity, eradicate cancers and clear the body of complicated diseases.

Many people especially modern educated doctors are quiet scared of using metals of Ayurvedic system but they really do not know this science because they have not read about the processes involved in developing the medicines from these metals. I urge all the doctors worldwide to understand how the metals can be used to made as medicines and can be used to treat various ailments. It's highly scientific.

It's like the science has extracted various molecules from plant sources like Penicillin and Aspirin. Similarly metals have some medicinal and some properties to affect human metabolism. If you consider them poison, at least try to find out the chemical compound structure of various Ayurvedic Bhasmas and do clinical trials using them on Aplastic anemia, ITP, Myelodysplastic diseases and other complicated tumors.

It's like using Snake's venom to treat Snake venom patient. In Modern system, Snake venom is needed to prepare shots for treatment of snake bite.

In Ayurveda, Gandhak ( Sulfur) is described in ancient alchemy. It is a powerful rejuvenating substance in human body.

Ayurveda classifies metals, non-metals and minerals in various categories.

CLASSIFICATION OF MEDICINAL METALS AND MINERALS IN AYURVEDA

  • Rasa = Mercury
  • Kajjali = Kajjali is the base of all metal, mineral based preparations in Ayurveda.  It's black Sulphide of Mercury.

WHAT IS KAJJALI (MERCURY + SULFUR)

Kajjali is prepared by combining Mercury with Sulfur to render it harmless and make it beneficial. There are several processes involved after Kajjali formation to nullify the side effects of Bhasmas. Sulfur is important ingredient of all Ayuredic metalllic preparations.

Kajjali is totally harmless and comes out of body without damaging any organs. Here is scientific explanation about the combination of Mercury with Sulfur. However this article is only about Sulfur but here is explanation about another compound of Mercury+ Sulfur called - Kajjali in Ayurveda.

This Kajjali was evaluated by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDAX). SEM images with the magnifications of 2.00KX, 1.00 KX and spatial resolution of 25 nm represented that it formed the order of agglomerates consisted of small spherical particles approximately size of 3 μm to 10 μm observed, whereas EDAX showed the presence of Hg (69.33%), S (24.44%), O (4.64%) and Ag (1.59%) in the final preparation of Kajjali.

Chemical Characterization of Samaguna... (PDF Download Available). Available from:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258954988_Chemical_Characterization_of_Samaguna_Balijarita_Kajjali_Black_Sulphide_of_Mercury [accessed May 20 2018].

  • Eight Maha Rasa
  • Eight Upa Rasa
  • Eight Sadharan Rasa

Eight Maha Rasa - Abhrak, Vaikrant, Makshik, Vimal, Adrij, Sasyak, Chapal and Rasak.

Eight Uparasa - Gandhak (Sulfur), Gairik, Kaasis, Kankshi, Taal, Shila, Anjan, Kankusht.

Eight Sadharan Rasa - Kampillak, Gori Pashan, Navasadar, Karpad, Agnijaar, Giri Sindoor, Hingul, Mridar Shring.

Sulfur is the 8th Most abundant mineral in the body after oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, phosphoorus and potassium then sulphur, chlorine and Sodium and other minerals and metals in traces are Magnesium, iron, Manganese, Copper, Iodine, cobalt, Zinc etc.

SOURCES OF SULPHUR

Nuts, Eggs, Meats, Fishes, Onion, Garlic, leafy green vegetables.

Sulphur rich soils are mainly found in Iceland, Japan, Italy, Hawaii and countries where volcanic activity is more. These countries have active volcanoes and the soil is rich in natural minerals like Sulfur. The people are not so obese, have longer life spans, less depression. Although Iceland is in northern hemisphere, lacks sun but still Icelanders are not prone to cardiac ailments, depression, obesity as compared to Canada and United States.

In Ancient Analogy, Ayurveda has compared Mercury to "Virya" of Lord Shiva and Sulfur to "Raj or Artav" of Goddess Parvati. From various volcanic eruptions, the Artav of Goddess Parvati comes out oozing from the mountains and flows down the mountains and dries up and gets absorbed in the earth to replenish it and give nutrition to plants and animals.

Even now there are many sulfur springs in various mountains, giving nourishment to the skin and people travel to these hot water sulfur springs seeking cure for their various health problems, especially skin ailments.

Sulfur also has the power to control mercury. Ayurveda explains 4 types of Sulfur. White, Red, Yellow and Black.

Yellow one is used for medicinal purpose. Red one for chemical processes. Black one is not available and so is white one. Now a days we find only Yellow one. The other colorful ones can be Sulfur ores.

Amla Saar and Danda Gandhak are 2 types of yellow sulfur found according to their appearance. Amla Saar is considered more useful for medicinal purposes and Danda Sulfur is mainly used for preparing chemicals and ammunition. It's called Amla saar because the color of it is like Amla berries.. Yellowish.

Sulfur is found in the world where the volcanic activity is high for example Sicily, Japan and other such places.

COMPOUNDS OF SULFUR IN AYURVEDA

Anand Bhairav Ras, Ichabhedi Ras, Ras Sindoor, Gandhak Rasayan, Makardwaj, Swarn Vang, Ras Parpati, Sameer Pannag Ras, Kajjali etc.

GANDHAK RASAYAN

gandhak rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan is a mineral-based medicine. It involves processing of detoxified Sulfur with herbal juices as the main ingredient.

It  is an amazing and effective Ayurvedic formulation which is usually administered orally in the form of a herbal powder or tablet.  It is considered the best and safe way for administering Shuddha Gandhaka (purified sulphur).

It has anti-viral, anti -pruritic, anti-bacterial and anti- inflammatory properties.

It also has blood purifying properties (Rakta Shodhaka). It helps in treating skin disorders too. It helps to balance the Vata, Pitta and Kapha.



GANDHAK RASAYAN VATI HAS AMAZING HEALING AND ANTIBIOTIC PROPERTIES AS BELOW:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Prophylactic/preventive
  • Wound healing
  • Pain relieving
  • Blood purifying
  • Elimination of toxins.
  • Antidiarrhoeal

THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS OF GANDHAK RASAYAN

  • Gandhak rasayan has antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antibiotic properties. It is known for treating many skin problems. It mitigates redness, irritation, itching, swelling and inflammation. It works really well in the health conditions with the common symptoms of burning sensation. It also treats urinary infections and burning sensation of hands and feet. Recommended dosage for gandhak rasayan for psoriasis and eczema is 1 to 3 grams once or twice a day before or after meals.
  • Gandhak rasayan has amazing blood purifying properties. It acts and cures the area affected by imposing its antiseptic properties. It is well known for taking care and treating dandruff. It is helpful for balancing pitta dosh by suppressing extra heat from the body. In case of baldness or sudden hair fall Gandhak Rasayan is administered orally which results due to medications, stress, genetic factors or diseases.
  • It is very effective in treating bacterial and fungal infections like kandu, kushtha, leprosy / mahakusta / kustaroga, itching, pama, eczema, urticaria, pustules in skin, fungal infections, dandruff, ringworm, scabies, abscesses, boils, and pimples.
  • It is very effective for treating gouty arthritis, sinusitis, Scurvy, Chronic fever, Gastrointestinal disorders and Detoxifying blood.
  • It works well as a Rejuvenator.
  • It helps to remove toxins and other wastes from blood.
  • It improves and enhances strength, nourishment and digestion of the body.
  • It helps the body to get rid of pain.
  • It improves skin complexion.
  • It can heal wounds.
  • It promotes and improves health and vigor.
  • It slows down aging process.
  • It provide longevity.
  • It improves immunity of body.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Avascular Necrosis (AVN) - Symptoms, Causes & Herbal Remedies

AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN): OVERVIEW

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is a condition which is typically marked by the death of bone tissue because of lack of blood supply to it. This condition is known by some other names also, including Aseptic Necrosis, Ischemic Bone Necrosis, or Osteonecrosis.

Avascular Necrosis occurs due to loss of blood supply to the bone, thereby causing the bone to die. Since bones are living tissues which need blood, any interruption to the blood supply to the bones can lead to bone/joint trauma or severe bone damage. Delays in treating the condition can even result in the collapsing of the bone.

Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Avascular Necrosis commonly affects people aged between 30 and 60 years. The most common site of the occurrence of this condition is the hip. Besides the hip, the condition can also affect the knees, the ankles, and the shoulders. In some people, Avascular Necrosis may develop bilaterally (that is, on both sides), like in both the hips or in both the knees.

Avascular Necrosis causes excruciating pain to the sufferers as it progresses, although it does not have any typical symptoms in its early stages.

The symptoms of the condition first start becoming obvious when the sufferers start experiencing pain while putting pressure on the affected bone. Gradually, over a period of a few months, the pain becomes more constant; and the progression of the condition may eventually cause the affected bone and the nearby joint to collapse. This may increase the severity of the pain, making it difficult for the sufferers to use the affected joint.

CAUSES OF AVASCULAR NECROSIS

Some of the common reasons for the occurrence of Avascular Necrosis are: long-term use of steroids or inflammation-fighting drugs, drinking alcohol in excess, dislocation/fracture of the thigh bone, fatty deposits in blood vessels, inflammation, blood clots, and damage to the arteries. Any kind of injury -- for example, a dislocated joint -- might cause damage to the surrounding blood vessels.

Along with the above-mentioned causes of Avascular Necrosis, the condition can also get triggered as a result of certain health disorders or some other factors, which may include:

  • Gaucher’s disease
  • HIV infection
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the Pancreas)
  • Radiation therapy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Decompression sickness.

TREATMENT OF AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN)

People suffering from Avascular Necrosis may require treatment when the affected joint starts paining when they put weight on it or when they lie down. The common treatments of the condition generally include the use of medications, physiotherapy, or surgery.

For managing Avascular Necrosis in a natural manner, renowned herbal manufacturing company Planet Ayurveda offers some excellent herbal products which are prepared under the guidance of Ayurveda experts. These herbal products include:

Herbal Remedies for Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Herbal Remedies for Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

1. Gotukola Capsules

Pure and standardized extracts of the 'Gotukola' herb (Centella asiatica) are used for the preparation of these capsules, which are very effective in promoting overall health of the body. The Gotukola herb is widely used in Ayurvedic medicines because of its proven medicinal value. The herb is rich in nutrients as well as in Vitamins A, B, E, and K.

The use of Gotukola capsules is beneficial for patients suffering from Avascular Necrosis because the capsules are useful in supporting healthy blood circulation in the body, enhancing brain health, improving memory and concentration, ensuring healthy metabolism, preventing nervous exhaustion, and balancing the body's Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice a day.

2. Bone Support Capsules

The herbal components of these capsules have immense significance in Ayurveda, particularly in disorders associate with bone health. The herbs from which these capsules are prepared include: Shudh laksha (Laccifer lacca), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangular), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Suhanjana beej (Moringa oliefera), Praval pisti (Corallium rubrum), and Mukta (Compound of Pearl Calcium).

Bone Support capsules are recommended for Avascular Necrosis patients because the capsules have the ability to strengthen the bones, improve calcium metabolism, pacify toxins in bone tissues and nervous tissues, maintain bone health, retain bone density, provide bone deposition, enhance immunity, help in low bone density, treat bone loss, and balance the ‘Pitta’ and ‘Kapha’ doshas of the body.

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

3. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

For preparing these capsules, two potent anti-inflammatory herbal ingredients are combined. These two ingredients are --- the ‘Shallaki’ herb (Boswellia serrata) which has the capability to manage inflammation; and Curcumin (Curcuma longa) which is an excellent antioxidant.

Patients suffering from Avascular Necrosis can benefit from the use of these capsules because they can comprehensively support the immune system, increase blood supply to joint tissue, keep the joints healthy, improve the biochemical structure of cartilage, and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

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

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

These capsules are prepared from pure extract of ‘Ashwagandha’ herb (Withania somnifera), which is widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The herb can have an extremely beneficial effect on the overall health of a person.

Ashwagandha capsules are useful for Avascular Necrosis patients because of their ability to boost to the immune system, eliminate toxins from the body, enhance physical and mental capabilities, maintain heart health, and pacify the body’s Vata and Pitta doshas.

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

5. Guggul Capsules

For the preparation of these capsules, standardized extract of the ‘Guggul’ (Commiphora mukul) is used. The herbal extract is considered to be a ‘Rasayan’ by Ayurveda practitioners because it can effectively promote youthfulness and longevity.

The use of Guggul capsules is beneficial for strengthening the bones, providing relief from any kind of pain, lowering high cholesterol levels, supporting the nervous system, regularizing the body’s fat metabolism, cleansing the arteries, treating obesity-related disorders, and managing degenerative/inflammatory conditions.

Dosage: 1 capsule, two times a day.

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

CONCLUSION

Planet Ayurveda's herbal products for managing Avascular Necrosis are 100% natural and vegetarian products. The use of these herbal products is very beneficial in maintaining healthy bones, and ensuring the overall health of the skeletal system. These products are prepared from pure herbs; and do not contain chemicals, starch, colors, yeast, binders, additives, fillers or preservatives.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Advanced Chronic Liver Disease (ACLD) - Causes, Symptoms & Herbal Remedies

ADVANCED CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE (ACLD)

advanced chronic liver disease, ACLD

In today's world, over-exposure to toxins such as alcohol, use of recreational drugs lead to the damage to the liver cells.

Advanced Chronic Liver Disease (ACLD) is defined as a persistent inflammatory condition of the liver where biochemical and histopathological abnormalities are present over a long period of time. Patients suffering from chronic liver disease may suffer from specific complications of cirrhosis. The progressive scarring of the tissue in the liver leads to the altered hepatic flow and increased resistance to the portal blood flow causing portal hypertension and the loss of hepatic function.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ADVANCED CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE (ACLD)?

The two major causes of chronic liver disease are obesity and heavy alcohol consumption.

Other causes of Chronic Liver Disease are:

  • Fatty liver
  • Auto-immune hepatitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Alcohol related liver disease
  • Wilson’s disease

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE?

The most common symptom of chronic liver disease is jaundice, yellowing of the skin as well as eyes.

Other symptoms are:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Itchy skin
  • Dark urine
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness and muscle loss
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal pain as well as swelling
  • Spider-like veins
  • Pale, bloody and tar-coloured stool.

Diagnosis

Serologic as well as blood tests comprise the initial evaluation. Certain liver function tests can help in diagnosing for genetic conditions or viral hepatitis. Liver biopsy is also recommended where a long needle is inserted into the skin to remove a tissue sample of the liver for further study.

Treatment

According to modern medicine, if the signs and symptoms of chronic liver disease are found in the early stages, the modern treatment can only minimise the liver damage. Long term medicines are prescribed that do not serve as a cure.

Treatment of Advanced Chronic Liver Disease by Planet Ayurveda

Ayurveda mentions liver as a fiery and hot organ. Thus, there is a close relationship between the liver and agni (pitta dosha).

According to Ayurveda, without question, the liver is a vital organ of the body. It has wide variety of functions therefore the physical or functional damage to the liver can cause significant hindrance to the related body functions of different systems.

It endlessly filters and detoxifies the blood and thus plays a significant role in digestion as well as metabolism. It also synthesises the protein and produces critically important enzymes and hormones, breaks down and recycles the tired blood cells.

Planet Ayurveda offers Liver Care Pack for the treatment of Advanced Chronic Liver Disease (ACLD).

Herbal Remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda are carminatives, digestives, laxatives as well as cholegogues in nature which are suitable for the patients suffering from the advanced chronic liver disease.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA ARE

  1. Yakritplihantak Churna
  2. Phyllanthus niruri Capsules
  3. Echinacea Capsules
  4. Liver Detox Capsules

Liver Care Pack

1. Yakritplihantak Churna

Yakritplihantak Churna of Planet Ayurveda is a unique and herbal combination of various herbs that are known to improve the liver function. It regenerates the liver cells and therefore helps in liver failure. It is considered as a useful remedy for liver damage due to alcohol, toxins and infection.

Ingredients of Yakritplihantak Churna are:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

English Name

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Bhumi Amla

Feather foll

Phyllanthus niruri

60 gm

2.

Katuki

Picrorhiza

Picrorhiza kurrao

20 gm

3.

Makoy

Black night shade

Solanum indicum

20 gm

4.

Punarnava

Hogweed

Boerrhavia diffusa

20 gm

5.

Kalmegh

King of bitters

Andrographis paniculata

20 gm

6.

Kaasni

Chicory

Cichorium intybus

20 gm

7.

Sharpunkha

Purple tephrosia

Tephrosia purpurea

20 gm

8.

Bhringraj

Eclipta

Eclipta alba

20 gm

Dose: You can boil the powder 1 teaspoonful in 400 ml water, keep it boiling until it remains 50 ml. Strain it and drink the water. Leave the residue. Do it twice daily. Make fresh every time.

2. Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules

Nature has gifted various herbs for treating human ailments naturally. These capsules are prepared from the herb 'Bhumyamalki'. It is a wonderful hepatoprotective herb that heals the damaged liver. Its root, leaves, fruits as well as whole plant is used as an herbal supplement. This herb reduces vitiated kapha and pitta doshas. This herb is coolant in nature.

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily after meals.

3. Echinacea Capsules

Echinacea capsules are prepared from the pure extracts of Andographis paniculata herb. This herb is also known as 'King of Bitters'. This herb is widely used to treat various kinds of infections. The other name of this herb is Kalmegh. It possesses immune-stimulant, anti-parasitic, anti-biotic and anti-viral properties. This herb reduces vitiated kapha and pitta doshas. It is also used in treating impurities and also used as a blood purifier. It helps in stimulating the diseased liver by regenerating the liver cells. It lets out pitta from the body. It is bitter and pungent yet nourishing in nature.

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily after meals.

4. Liver Detox Capsules

Liver Detox Formula by Planet Ayurveda is a wonderful combination and these capsules work better if a good and natural diet regimen is followed. These capsules are prepared from the unique combination of herbs which act on the liver in a natural way. These herbs keep the liver healthy and prevent infections in a natural way. These capsules have a rejuvenating effect in the liver and act as an excellent blood purifier.

Ingredients used in Liver Detox Formula:

Sr. No.

Ingredients

Common Name

Quantity

1.

Picrorrhiza kurrao

Kutki

200 mg

2.

Boerrhavia diffusa

Punarnava

100 mg

3.

Andographis paniculata

Kalmegh

50 mg

4.

Solanum indicum

Makoy

25 mg

5.

Chicorium intybus

Kaasni

25 mg

6.

Achillea millefolium

Biranjasipha

25 mg

7.

Tamarix galluca

Jhavuka

25 mg

8.

Capparis spinosa

Himsra

25 mg

9.

Terminalia chebula

Haritaki

25 mg

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily after meals.

Punarnava Capsules, Water-Ex Tablets, Saralghana Vati, Trinpanchmoolghan Vati can also be added according to the symptoms and condition of the patient.

Diet

  • Cooling diet such as coconut water is recommended on daily basis.
  • Bitter taste is also supportive because it is cooling and cleansing in nature.
  • Avoid alcohol completely.
  • Avoid regular consumption of pain killer drugs, recreational or prescription drugs.
  • Minimise the intake of refined sugars, oils and fats, preservatives or canned foods.
  • Include ghee or clarified butter in the diet as it is the easiest fat for the liver to digest and it also helps to restore enzymatic function.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Atrial fibrillation - Causes, Symptoms & Herbal Remedies

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: OVERVIEW

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition which is commonly characterized by an irregular or fluttering heartbeat (arrhythmia). The condition typically leads to a poor flow of blood in the body.

Atrial fibrillation can cause formation of blood clots in the heart, due to poor blood flow. The blood clots formed in the heart can potentially move to other organs of the body, thereby resulting in blockages in the flow of blood (ischemia). Besides leading to formation of blood clots, Atrial fibrillation can also be a causative factor behind some other heart-linked complications, such as heart failure or stroke.

atrial fibrillation

In some people affected by Atrial fibrillation, episodes of quivering or racing heart rate may occur and subside occasionally; while in other people, heartbeat irregularities may develop as a persistent, recurring condition which does not go away, and may require medical treatment.

Based on how occasionally Atrial fibrillation occurs and how long it persists, this condition can be classified into four categories --- Occasional, Persistent, Long-standing persistent, and Permanent.

The risk of occurrence of Atrial fibrillation apparently increases with age --- that is, the risk of the condition gets higher as a person becomes older in age.

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: CAUSES

The most common cause behind the occurrence of Atrial fibrillation is heart-related abnormalities or damage to the structure of the heart. In addition to this, some of the other common causes of Atrial fibrillation are:

  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart-valve abnormality
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart surgery in the past
  • Congenital heart defects (abnormalities present at birth)
  • Overactivity of the thyroid gland
  • Metabolic imbalances
  • Lung disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Viral infections
  • Stress resulting from certain illnesses -- like pneumonia -- or surgery.

There are some factors which can put an individual at a potential risk of developing Atrial fibrillation. These factors include: Heart disease, high blood pressure, consumption of alcohol, obesity, family history of the condition, and certain chronic disorders like chronic kidney disease, lung disease, thyroid disorders, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: SYMPTOMS

An irregular or quivering heartbeat and pain/pressure in the chest are the most common indications of the occurrence of Atrial fibrillation. Along with these signs, there are also some other symptoms of this condition, including:

  • Palpitations (sensations of racing heartbeat or uncomfortable throbbing in the chest)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mental confusion
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Unconsciousness
  • Sweating
  • Chest pain
  • Light-headedness.

Some people suffering from Atrial fibrillation may not have any overt symptoms of the condition; and, in some cases, certain symptoms like chest pain or shortness of breath may be similar to the symptoms of a heart attack.

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: TREATMENT

The treatment of Atrial fibrillation generally include drugs/medications, electrical shock (cardio version), pacemakers, and minimally invasive surgery (ablation). By suggesting the use of medications and other interventions to the patients suffering from Atrial fibrillation, doctors basically try to rework the electrical system of the heart. Though Atrial fibrillation is usually not a life-threatening by itself, it is a serious medical problem which may sometimes need emergency treatment.

Atrial fibrillation can be treated naturally with the help of herbal medicines. Some extremely effective herbal products from Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company can be especially beneficial in managing Atrial fibrillation in a safe and natural manner. These products are completely vegetarian formulations -- prepared from 100% pure herbs -- which include:

Herbal Remedies for Atrial fibrillation

1. Arjuna Capsules

For preparing these capsules, bark extract of the immensely useful 'Arjuna' tree (Terminalia arjuna) is used. Arjuna has proven properties to manage heart disorders as well as control cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Hence, it is used widely for the preparation of Ayurvedic formulations.

The use of Arjuna capsules is very useful for patients suffering from Atrial fibrillation because the capsules are helpful in keeping the heart healthy, supporting the muscles of the heart, improving circulatory conditions, clearing blockages in the arteries, keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check, and treating venous thrombosis.

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

2. Total Heart Support

The standardized extracts of a combination of potent herbs, with proven medicinal value, are used for the preparation of these capsules. These herbs include Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Brahmi (Bacopa monieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum), and Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis).

The herbal components of these capsules are known for managing heart problems, supporting nervous control, keeping the heart muscles healthy, relieving stress and anxiety, improving heart function, strengthening the nerves, detoxifying the arteries of blockages, supporting healthy blood pressure levels, and balancing the disturbed 'Vata' and 'Pitta' in the body.

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

3. Gotukola Capsules

To prepare these capsules, pure and standardized extract of the widely-known ‘Gotukola’ herb (Centella asiatica) are used. The nutrient-rich herb has immense medicinal value because it is abundant in Vitamins A, B, E, and K. The herb has the ability to promote overall health of the body.

People suffering from Atrial fibrillation can benefit from the use of these capsules because of their capability to support healthy blood circulation in the body, ensure a healthy metabolism, enhance memory, maintain brain health, prevent nervous exhaustion, improve concentration, and balance all the three doshas -- Vata, Pitta and Kapha -- of the body.

Dosage: 1 capsule, two times a day.

4. Arjun Tea

Arjun tea is an immensely beneficial herbal product which is considered an effective heart care herbal supplement. For preparing this amazing herbal product, the bark of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) is used, together with a number of other widely-known herbs including Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Pipal tvak (Ficus religiosa), Dalchini (Cinnamon tamala), and Chhoti elaichi (Elettaria cardamom).

The use of Arjun tea is extremely useful in controlling cholesterol levels, promoting cardiovascular strength, improving energy, maintaining blood pressure, treating hypertension, strengthening the muscles of the heart, improving the heart's pumping capability, strengthening the arterial system, and treating heart problems like blocked coronary arteries, congestive heart failure and others.

Dosage: 2 cups of the tea, two times a day.

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CONCLUSION

The herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda for managing Atrial fibrillation are excellent formulations for supporting a healthy heart. The products are prepared under the guidance of renowned Ayurveda experts; and do not contain any chemicals, starch, colors, yeast, additives, binders, fillers, and preservatives.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Herbal Remedies

HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is a condition characterised by the abnormal destruction of Red Blood Cells (RBCs). These damaged red blood cells clog the filtering mechanism of the kidneys which can lead to various complications.

hemolytic uremic syndrome, HUS

This disease is common in both adults as well as in children. Adults develop Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome due to infections such as E.coli, certain medications or pregnancy but in children it develops after bloody diarrhoea. The timely and proper treatment of HUS leads to a full recovery for most of the people especially young children.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME?

  • The most common cause of HUS in children under the age group of 5 years is the infection of E.coli bacteria. Most of the types of E.coli bacteria are harmless but some strains of E.coli including those that cause HUS are responsible for some food borne infections.
  • Use of certain medications such as quinine sulphate, chemotherapy medications, medications containing immunosuppressant cyclosporine etc.
  • Certain infections such as HIV or infection with the pneumococcal bacteria.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME?

  • Decreased urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Pallor
  • Small, unexplained bruises
  • Bleeding from the nose or mouth
  • High blood pressure
  • Swelling of the face, hands, feet or entire body
  • Confusion or seizures
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting and occasionally fever.

DIAGNOSIS

There are certain lab tests such as blood tests, urine test to confirm the infection.

TREATMENT

According to modern medicine, HUS requires treatment in the hospital. Treatment includes fluid treatment, red blood cell transfusions, platelet transfusion, plasma exchange and kidney dialysis.

According to Ayurveda, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is caused by the imbalance of Pitta dosha in the body.

Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal remedies for the treatment of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome which are very effective, safe and save the patients from dialysis too. These remedies are helpful in chronic cases as well. The herbs present in these herbal remedies rejuvenates the cells and revive the dying organs in the body.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME (HUS)

Herbal Remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) are:

  1. Rencure Formula Capsules
  2. Nephralka Capsules
  3. Varunadi Vati
  4. Giloy Capsules
  5. Green Essentials
  6. Manjishtha Capsules
  7. Mutrakrichantak Churna

Herbal Remedies for Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Herbal Remedies for Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

1. Rencure Formula

Rencure Formula of Planet Ayurveda is a unique blend of Ayurvedic herbs which are 100% herbal and this product has its roots in Ayurveda. The herbs present in Rencure Formula is an effective remedy for kidney failure and making it a very useful herbal formulation for kidney related diseases. These capsules have a very remarkable effect on the patients suffering from Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome because of the various wonderful herbs present in this formulation.

Ingredients of Rencure Capsules are:

Sr. No.

Herb

Botanical Name

Part used

Quantity

1.

Punarnava

Boerhavia diffusa

Root

200 mg

2.

Varun

Crataeva nurvula

Whole

100 mg

3.

Gokshur

Tribulus terrestris

Whole

100 mg

4.

Palash

Butea monosperma

Bark

50 mg

5.

Kaasni

Cichorium intybus

Root

50 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Nephralka Capsules

Planet Ayurveda offers Nephralka capsules for all kind of renal problems and their complications. These capsules are prepared from the herbs that are useful in various chronic kidney problems. These capsules also increase the digestive fire and therefore helps in absorption. They are also effective in urine infection and neutralise the ill effects of toxins in the kidneys.

Ingredients of Nephralka Capsules are:

Sr. No.

Botanical Name

Common Name

Quantity

1.

Bhumi Amla (extract)

Phyllanthus niruri

100 mg

2.

Mooli satva

Raphanus sativus

100 mg

3.

Revandchini (extract)

Rheum emodi

50 mg

4.

Kalmegh (extract)

Andrographis paniculata

100 mg

5.

Punarnava (extract)

Boerhavia diffusa

150 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsule twice daily.

3. Varunadi Vati

Varunadi Vati is prepared from the herb Cratavea nurvala/varun and many other. It improves digestion, useful in dysuria, urinary retention and useful in treating kidney stones.

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily.

4. Giloy Capsules

Giloy Capsules are prepared from Tinospora cordifolia herb. It is considered as anti-arthritic, anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory, digestive and an excellent blood purifier. So, these capsules are also useful for the patients suffering from Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).

Dose: 1- 2 capsules twice daily.

5. Green Essentials

Green Essentials Capsules of Planet Ayurveda act as a natural blood purifier by removing the toxins present in blood and liver. These capsules are a rich source of anti-oxidants as well. Thus, these capsules are very effective for the patients suffering from HUS.

Ingredients of Green Essential Capsules are:

Sr. No.

Herb used

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Grape seed

Vitis vinifera

100 mg

2.

Wheat grass

Triticulum aestivum

100 mg

3.

Spirulina

Spirulina platensis

100 mg

4.

Green tea

Camellia sinensis

100 mg

5.

Amla

Emblica officinalis

100 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

6. Manjishtha Capsules

Manjishtha Capsules are prepared from Rubia cordifolia herb. It is best known for blood purification and considered as anti-bacterial and anti-microbial in nature as it contains natural substances that give ability to eliminate various bacterial infections.

Dose: 1-2 capsule twice daily.

7. Mutrakrichantak Churna

Nature has given us various herbs for which are considered as wonderful and powerful for treating chronic kidney problems. This churna is a unique formulation of Planet Ayurveda that helps the patients in preventing dialysis. It contains herbs such as Punarnava which have remarkable properties to reverse the kidney failure. This herb helps in reviving the kidneys.

Ingredients of Mutrakrichantak Churna are:

Sr. No.

Botanical Name

Common Name

Parts

Quantity

1.

Crateva nurvula

Varun

Roots

30 gm

2.

Boerhavia diffusa

Punarnava

Roots

30 gm

3.

Tribulus terrestris

Gokshur

Whole

30 gm

4.

Chicorium intybus

Kaasni

Leaves

30 gm

5.

Phyllanthus niruri

Bhumi amla

Whole

20 gm

6.

Albizzia lebbok

Shirish

Bark

20 gm

7.

Moringa oleifera

Shigru

Bark

20 gm

8.

Achyranthes aspera

Apamarg

Fruits/seeds

10 gm

Dose: 1 tablespoon twice daily.

PREVENTION

  • Avoid consuming unpasteurised milk.
  • Avoid consuming raw meat.
  • Avoid unclean swimming areas.
  • Avoid eating outside.
  • Wash hands well before eating.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) - Causes, Symptoms & Herbal Remedies

WHAT IS SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA?

Spinocerebellar Ataxia, SCA

Spinocerebellar Ataxia is a neurodegenerative disorder which slowly leads to progressive clumsiness. There are nearly more than 30 different types of this disorder. Each one of them is due to a different genetic mutation. There are still many other such mutations which have still not been discovered. This disease is rare and has many variations. Among all, Spinocerebellar Ataxia is the most common genetic disease.

CAUSES OF SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA

Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) is mainly caused due to genetic mutation.

The genetic mutation which leads to this disorder is also known as" expansion mutations". Expansion mutation leads to formation of nucleotides of chromosome which are repeated. This formation mostly affects the patients suffering with Spinocerebellar ataxia and is repeated. This disorder is autosomal dominant and is an inherited disease condition. It means that chances are that if father or mother acquires it, then it is likely to be passed onto the child.

SYMPTOMS OF SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA

  • Atrophy of the cerebellum.
  • Unsteady motion due to disco-ordination of muscles.
  • Speech Abnormality
  • Food Regurgitation in Mouth
  • Progressive disco-ordination of gait
  • Poor coordination of hands, speech, and eye control.
  • Frequent hand motions resulting in intentional tremor in affected individuals.

DIAGNOSIS

Normally below methods are used for diagnosing the disorder.

  • MRI scan: It helps in revealing atrophy of body’s cerebellum and brainstem.
  • EEG: It is effective in diagnosing features of epilepsy.
  • EMG: This method helps to diagnose continuous motor unit activity.
  • Genetic testing is done. In case if it comes out to be positive it indicates abnormality in the chromosome resulting in abnormal metabolism.

TREATMENT IN SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA

As such till now there is no cure for Spinocerebellar Ataxia.

1. One may make use of Cane or Walker in Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Use of Cane or Walker for Ambulation- Patient may use cane or walker to walk if the patient has a tendency to fall during walking.

2. Physical Therapy in Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Patient is recommended here to go for physical therapy treatment in order to train some coordinating muscles.

3. Muscle Relaxants in Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Sometimes because of prolonged muscle contraction it can lead to spastic condition and severe pain. In such case the patient is often advised to the treatment done with muscle relaxants like Baclofen. This is done in order to avoid spastic contraction or relax the muscles, which is contracting and resulting in pain.

4. Speech Therapy recommended for patients suffering with Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Patient having the problem of speech deformity can be treated by a speech therapist to improve and enhance the use of muscles so that the sound of the words work and are audible in correct phonic.

5. Occupational Therapy in Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Patient is generally advised with occupational therapy so that he may learn to alter few abnormal motor functions.

Life Expectancy In case of Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Life expectancy according to a research is believed to be between 19 to 25 years.

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF ATAXIA

Ataxia is considered as a Beej dosha disease. Due to decreased pranayatna (action potential), less ATP production (urga karma) is there. This leads to decreased cellular metabolism (known as bala in ayurveda), due to which ama drvya is produced at the cellular levels. This ama leads to obstruction and iron alternation reacts with oxygen to produce free radicals (known as ama visha) and destroys cellular processes.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF ATAXIA BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Herbal Remedies for Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

This is one of the best formulation of Planet Ayurveda which shows effective results to manage the symptoms of ataxia. Regular use of Ashwagandha capsules help to recover the strength of muscles, relieve the muscle spasm and fatigue. It is good nervine tonic that is capable of increasing the physical as well as mental stamina of the body. It is suitable to children as well old age people.

Dosage: One capsule to be taken twice daily.

2. Brahmi Capsules

These are herbal capsules which are obtained from standardized extract of Bacopa monnieri belongs to family Plantaginceae.

Brahmi Capsule Uses:

  • It helps to nourishes brain and also brings coordination between our nervous system and daily activity.
  • It acts as brain tonic.
  • It is helpful in all type of mood disorders. It is also helpful in relieving anxiety, stress and mental fatigue.

Dosage: 1 Capsule to be taken twice daily after meal with plain water.

3. Amalaki Rasayan

These are pure herbal capsules which are obtained from extract of Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis) after a specific process.

Uses: This herb has great medicinal value which is used from long time in Ayurveda and is packed with various properties like being effective anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Dosage: 1 capsule to be taken twice daily, after meals with plain water.

4. 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 capsule to be taken twice daily.

Graviola capsules are pure herbal capsules made from the herb Graviola.

  • Antibacterial
  • Antileishmania
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anticancer
  • Anti- Parasitic
  • Antimalarial
  • Anti-Inflammatory

5. Memory Support

Memory Support Capsules are used to treat this disorder effectively. This herbal product is available in the form of capsules.

Ingredients:

  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  • Mulethi (Glycerrhiza glabra)

Benefits: Above mentioned herbs have wonderful properties, used in the formulation of memory support. These herbs support the good brain health and help to provide the relief in the symptoms associated with Meniere's disease like spinning (vertigo), ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and pressure in ear. These herbs also help to manage the recurrent episodes of vertigo which is associated with vomiting and nausea.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times in a day with plain water after meals.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Schizophrenia - Types, Causes, Symptoms & Herbal Remedies

SCHIZOPHRENIA

It is a disorder that develops slowly and the individual at initial stage does not realize that he is suffering from this problem, but in certain cases this problem can develop quickly. It is a mental disorder that is characterized with delusions, hallucinations and some other cognitive difficulties. This problem is considered as a mental illness that can also be the result of a monotonous life in which people keep working like machines with a lot of stress at work in their mind which largely affects their behavioral patterns.

LET'S DISCUSS THE SYMPTOMS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

  • Delusion
  • Thought Disorder
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Poor Expressions of Emotion
  • Hallucination
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Unawareness of Illness
  • Cognitive Difficulties

There are many more other symptoms that depend on the intensity of this disease. They can be negative, positive, cognitive or emotional symptoms.

LET'S DISCUSS ABOUT THE CAUSES OF THIS PROBLEM

There are various factors that can cause this particular problem. Genetic factor is also considered one of the main reasons. Besides it, there are many other reasons that are listed below.

  • Chemical imbalance in brain
  • Environmental factor
  • Family relationships
  • Drugs
  • Genetic inheritance

TREATMENT

People suffering with this problem have to deal with it for life time. There are three main ways used by doctors to treat the symptoms:

  • Psychological counselling
  • Self-help resources
  • Certain medications(anti-psychosis drugs)

There are some medications that are most commonly used:

  • Risperidone (Risperdal) - less sedating than other atypical antipsychotics. There are side effects like Weight gain and diabetes, but chances of occurrence are quite less.
  • Olanzapine (Zyprexa) – this medication is helpful in dealing with negative symptoms of schizophrenia. But this can cause side effects that can lead to serious weight gain and the development of diabetes.
  • Quetiapine (Seroquel) –this is also associated with the same risk of gaining weight and diabetes.
  • Ziprasidone (Geodon) –this medication is also used in the treatment of this problem. Though the risk of weight gain and diabetes is lower than other atypical antipsychotics. However, it might contribute to cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Clozapine (Clozaril) –this medication is effective for patients who have been resistant to treatment. It helps in preventing suicidal behaviors in patients with schizophrenia. The risk of weight gain and diabetes is significant.
  • Haloperidol - an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia. It has a long-lasting effect (weeks).

As we know that there is no permanent solution to this mental disorder. Only certain medications can help in curing the symptoms of this particular problem.

But one way in which this problem can be treated is by using herbal ayurvedic remedies that are formulated by planet Ayurveda with pure and natural herbs which are free from any kind of side effects.

Herbal Remedies for Schizophrenia

Herbal Remedies for Schizophrenia

1. Brahmi Capsules

These capsules are formulated for curing brain related problems and disorders. Bramhi herb is used in the formulation of this particular capsule. This herb is also known for its usage in neurological problems.

Let's discuss the benefits of this herb:

  • Consists of Anti-oxidant properties
  • Positive effects on nervous system
  • Helps in increasing brain activity
  • Positive effect on memory
  • Provides relief in symptoms such as depression, anxiety, lack of concentration and schizophrenia.
  • Enhances mental capability of a person

DOSE: 1 capsule two times in a day with plain water.

2. Medhya Churna

This churna is formulated by using many natural herbs. Let's discuss about the ingredients used in the formulation of this churna:

  • Marich
  • Pipali
  • Brahmi
  • Patha
  • Sankhpushpi
  • Sonth
  • Krishna jeerak
  • Shwet jeerak
  • Ajmoda
  • Ashwagandha
  • Vacha

Let's discuss about the benefits of this ayurvedic herbal remedy.

  • These herbs have properties that improves patients both mentally and physically.
  • This churna is anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, immunomodulatory and anti-oxidant.
  • This proves wonders in the problem of schizophrenia.

DOSE: 1 pinch of powder 2 times a day or 1 gram two time a day.

3. Stress Support

These capsules are formed with three natural ayurvedic herbs namely ashwagandha, tagar, brahmi that are considered beneficial for the nervous system and proper functioning of the brain.

Let’s discuss the benefits of the ingredients of this ayurvedic herbal remedy.

  • The herb tagar is especially known for its cooling down properties. Tagar cools down the nervous system and helps to eliminate the symptoms of schizophrenia.
  • Brahmi helps in proper functioning of the nervous system as it coordinates the functions of nervous system properly and helps the system to work efficiently and improves the mental health of the person.
  • This herb has very positive impact on the brain and nervous system.

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

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

These capsules are formulated using the herb known as ashwagandha (withania somnifera). This herb is known to normalize the functions of neuroendocrine system.

Let's discuss about the properties of this herb.

  • This herb mainly improves fatigue, stress and weakness.
  • Has a great positive effect on nervous system.
  • Also contains rejuvenating properties.

DOSE: 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals

Not only the medication is sufficient but it is advised to maintain a healthy life style with good diet and personal care. Physical exercise is must and should be done on regular basis to get free from this problem at the earliest. Regular and proper sleep is suggested.

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