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Monday, September 16, 2019

Parkinson's disease and its treatment with Ayurvedic herbs


Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder which affects movement. It usually starts with a mild tremor in one hand and a feeling of stiffness in the body.

In Parkinson's disease, the cells of the substantia nigra starts dying, causing dopamine levels to decrease and brain starts functioning abnormally.

Parkinson's disease and its treatment with Ayurvedic herbs


The specific cause of the development of Parkinson's disease is not known. But it can be caused by the destruction of nerve cells in the brain. The causes of Parkinson's disease can be environmental or genetic.

Some Causes Of Parkinson's Disease:-

  1. Low levels of dopamine and norepinephrine: Due to the loss of neurons, the production of chemicals such as dopamine and norepinephrine decreases which result is abnormal brain activity and create symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
  2. Genetic factors: Sometimes, it may be due to genetic factor but not always.
  3. Environmental Factors. Exposure to certain toxins or environmental factors such as manganese, carbon monoxide, and methanol may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
  4. Age: This disease normally occurs in the people who have attained the age of 50 and 60. In 5-10 percent of cases, it occurs before the age of 40.
  5. Gender:  Men are more prone to have Parkinson's disease than women.
  6. Health conditions: People more prone to have Parkinson's disease are those, who have diseases such as neurodegenerative disorders, post infections, brain tumor, and repeated head injury.
  7. Medications:  The use of some medicines such as Reserpine, Lithium, Ethanol, Diltiazem, etc. can create the risk of Parkinson's disease.


  1. Resting tremor
  2. Bradykinesia
  3. Slow movements
  4. Rigidity
  5. Stooped posture
  6. Voice changes
  7. Stiffness of arms and legs
  8. Decreased blinking and swallowing
  9. Falling of saliva due to abnormal swallowing movements
  10. Low-volume speech
  11. Sleep disturbances
  12. Aches and pain in the body
  13. Masked face
  14. Reduced smelling capacity
  15. Reduced or absence of arm motion while walking
  16. Aches and pain in the body
  17. Problems with attention and memory
  18. Anxiety
  19. Hallucinations
  20. Constipation
  21. Psychosis


Specific testing is not available for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. The doctor will diagnose this based on patient's medical history, signs and symptoms and neurological and physical examination.

Some imaginary tests which help to diagnose this disease are the following:

  1. MRI scan
  2. CT scan
  3. Positron-Emission Tomography (PET)
  4. Levodopa drug challenge test
  5. Ultrasound of the brain


In Ayurveda, the term "Kampavata" is used for Parkinsonism or Parkinson's disease. Kampa means tremor and Vata is humor that controls air and all movements of the body. This disease is caused by aggravated Vata  dosha in the body, which produces aggravated air in the brain. This aggravated air affects the area of the brain that controls involuntary movements and leads to the development of Parkinsonism.

The principle of Ayurveda is to achieve the balance of the three doshas (Vata, Kapha, and Pitta) in the body. It provides several herbs that treat Parkinson's disease, naturally without any side effects.

Following are some of the Ayurvedic herbs used to treat Parkinson's disease:

1. Kaunch Beej (Mucuna pruriens)

This herb is one of the best herbs for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.  It possesses neuro-protective activities, which shows excellent results in Parkinson's disease. The Kaunch Beej contain levodopa that is a precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine plays an important role in perception, sleep disorders, mood, learning, involuntary movements, and working memory. Therefore it is very effective for the central nervous system.

2. Vacha (Acorus calamus)

This herb acts as a brain tonic. It promotes the functions of the nervous system. Vacha penetrates deep into the brain tissues and remove toxins from the subtle channels in the mind and opens the nadis of the higher chakras. It also treats headache, laziness, mental stress, and emotional imbalance, etc.

3. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

Brahmi is known as the best brain tonic. The active compound of Brahmi is bacosides, due to which it works wonderfully on brain health. Brahmi promotes the regeneration of cells of the brain.

Reference:- Bhav Prakash Nighantu/ GuduchyadiVarga/ Shloka no. 280-281

This shloka explains about the properties of Brahmi. Brahmi eases motion. It helps in boosting brain strength, acts as a Rasayana, increases lifespan, maintains vocal cords. Along with this, it also increases the concentration, helps in skin and blood disorders. Brahmi is also helpful in jaundice, diabetes, cough, swelling, and fever. It also acts as an anti-dote.

4. Bala (Sida cordifolia)

It possesses analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and hypoglycemic properties. It acts as a diuretic and stimulates the function of the central nervous system.

5. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

This herb is also considered as the nervine tonic. It helps to calm the nervous system. This herb is very useful in problems like anxiety, stress, depression, etc. Ashwagandha has anti-oxidant properties and boosts the immune system.

6. Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Shatavari possesses anti-oxidant property due to which it is good for depression. It works on the brain by impacting on neurotransmitters of the brain.

7. Ginkgo biloba

This herb helps to improve cognitive function and stimulate circulation and promote blood flow to the brain.

8. Gotu kola

This herb supports healthy mental function. It works on the brain by fighting oxidative stress.


Panchakarma is an authentic medicine that is used in Ayurveda to recover and clarify the body, mind, and emotions. This therapy is used in the treatment of various health conditions. Some Panchakarma therapies for the treatment of Parkinson's disease are as follows:

  • Matra vasti
  • Nasya karma
  • Shirovasti
  • Shirodhara

All the above herbs are very useful in improving brain functions and these herbs are used in the manufacture of herbal products. Panchakarma also comes under Ayurveda as a purification therapy, in which only the herbal oil is used.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Top 10 Natural Remedies !!


Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder which chiefly affects the joints of the body. It is an autoimmune condition, in which the immune system of the sufferer's body attacks the 'synovium' --- the lining of the membranes, surrounding the joints.

Rheumatoid Arthritis leads to the thickening of the 'synovium,' because of which the cartilage and bone within the joint eventually get destroyed. Over a period of time, the joint loses its shape and alignment due to the weakening and stretching of the tendons and ligaments, that hold the joint together.

In early stages of its occurrence, Rheumatoid Arthritis generally affects the smaller joints first, especially the joints which attach the fingers to the hands and the toes to the feet. As the condition progresses, the joints of the wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, hips and shoulders also get affected.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

With the increase in the severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis, the disorder can also cause damage to some non-joint structures, including the skin, eyes, blood vessels, lungs, kidneys, heart, salivary glands, nerve tissue, and bone marrow.


The exact causes, triggering the occurrence of Rheumatoid Arthritis are not yet known clearly to the medical practitioners. Nonetheless, it is believed that this autoimmune condition seemingly has a genetic component. Though the genes cannot actually cause Rheumatoid Arthritis, they can potentially increase the risk of the condition, by making people susceptible to certain environmental triggers.

Some common environmental factors that can cause Rheumatoid Arthritis are:

  • Viral infections, such as those associated with the Epstein-Barr virus 
  • Exposure to certain types of bacteria, like those linked to periodontal disease
  • Obesity
  • Trauma or injury, such as fracture of bone, bone breakage, ligament damage, or joint dislocation
  • Environmental exposures (to substances like asbestos or silica)
  • Cigarette smoking.

Rheumatoid Arthritis can occur at any age, though it commonly starts in middle age. Women are usually at a higher risk of developing the condition as compared to men. Moreover, a person with a family history of Rheumatoid Arthritis is also at an increased risk of this disorder.


The symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis can have different levels of severity for different patients. In some cases, the symptoms are not persistent; they may come and go. However, over a period of time, Rheumatoid Arthritis can result in the deformation of joints, causing them to shift out of place.

The symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis generally include:

  • Inflammation in the joints
  • Joint pain
  • Tender and warm joints
  • Joint stiffness which is usually worse in the morning and after inactivity
  • Loss of joint function
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Feverish feeling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss.


Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis are excellent alternative treatment option for managing the disorder in a safe and effective manner. In modern medicine, Rheumatoid Arthritis is typically treated with the help of a class of medications called anti-rheumatic drugs. However, the natural remedies pertain to some time-tested methods, involving diet and lifestyle changes, for managing Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Ten remedies which comprise a beneficial Natural Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis have been listed below.

1. An Anti-inflammatory, Vegan Diet

People suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis should consume an anti-inflammatory, vegan diet to reduce systemic inflammation. Such diet ideally includes fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, legumes, nuts, seeds, beans, spices, and green tea. In addition, foods with abundance of Omega-3 fatty acids -- including chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts, and fatty fishes like tuna, salmon, herring, and mackerel -- are also beneficial in managing Rheumatoid Arthritis.

2. Foods Rich In Antioxidants

Another useful natural remedy for managing Rheumatoid Arthritis is foods that contain plenty of antioxidants, like Vitamins A, C, and E, and selenium, because they can reduce inflammation. Antioxidant-rich foods chiefly include spinach, kidney beans, dark chocolate, and berries such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, and goji berries.

3. Eating Sufficient Amounts Of Fiber

Rheumatoid Arthritis can be managed naturally by consuming a diet rich in fibres. The intake of fibre-rich foods can be helpful in reducing inflammatory responses that can lead to a drop in C-reactive protein levels. For ensuring an adequate fibre amount in diet, Rheumatoid Arthritis patients should consume whole grain foods, soy products, fresh vegetables, and fruits like strawberries and grapes.

4. Turmeric

The common household spice 'Turmeric' can also provide relief from the painful and inflammatory symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. One of the key active components of turmeric is 'Curcumin' which has proven anti-inflammatory properties.

5. Cinnamon

The use of Cinnamon can also alleviate the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis in a natural manner. The bark of Cinnamon is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities and its ability to manage aches and pains, especially when they deteriorate due to cold weather conditions.

6. Black Pepper

Black pepper has been known since ancient times for its ability to manage pain and swelling. The use of black pepper can be beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients because the 'Capsaicin' ingredient of black pepper is commonly associated with anti-inflammatory medications -- particularly creams and lotions -- for relieving pain and inflammation.

7. Garlic

Garlic is also one of the effective Natural Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis because it is considered an anti-inflammatory agent. The use of garlic in the daily diet can help in managing inflammation because of its ability to suppress the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, and reduce the progression of arthritic joints.

8. Ginger

Ginger can alleviate the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis because it contains certain elements that reduce the action of T cells, which attack the healthy cells of the body. Adding ginger to the diet of Rheumatoid Arthritis patient's can result in decreased systemic inflammation.

9. Rest And Relaxation

Rheumatoid Arthritis patients can also benefit from rest and relaxation, and getting enough sleep at night and even a nap during the afternoon. Sleep, massage, deep breathing exercises, and muscle relaxation exercises can reduce stress and tension, and ease the Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms.

10. Exercise

Exercises like gentle stretching, walking, cycling and swimming can help Rheumatoid Arthritis patients in fighting fatigue, as well as strengthening their muscles and increasing the joint range of motion. Moreover, exercise can also reduce swelling in the joints and pain.


Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis can be helpful in managing the chronic condition and controlling its symptoms like pain, inflammation, and bone loss. However, it is advisable to use the remedies under the guidance of a doctor because Rheumatoid Arthritis occurs and progresses differently in each patient.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Treatment of Frozen shoulder in Ayurveda


Frozen shoulder / Adhesive capsulitis / Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder, is a condition which is characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Risk of developing frozen shoulder increases when you are recovering from a medical condition or procedure, which is preventing you from moving your arm like - Mastectomy or Stroke.

frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder


  • Age - Risk increases with the age but being over 40 years of age is a risk factor, for both men and women.
  • Gender - Women are at higher risk of developing this condition.
  • Diabetes - Diabetic people are at higher risk of developing frozen shoulder and symptoms may be more severe. 10 to 20 % chance increases, if you are Diabetic.


The exact cause is not known. But it is said when the capsule becomes unable to move because it becomes thick and tight, it leads to the formation of less synovial fluid, resulting in the formation of bands of scar tissue. The movement of the capsule is restricted due to some factors and systemic disease, which are as follow -

  • Factors - These can be -Rotator cuff injury, Stroke, Recovery from surgery and Broken Arm.
  • Systemic diseases - These can be -Diabetes, Tuberculosis, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Cardiovascular disease, and Parkinson's disease.


It can present with -

  • Dull and hurting pain and stiffness in the shoulder
  • Sensation in the upper arm.
  • Difficulty in moving the shoulder.


Frozen shoulder develops slowly and the development of Frozen shoulder can be described in three stages, which are -

  1. Stage - I or Freezing stage - This stage lasts from 6 to 9 months. In this stage, pain occurs and the shoulder's range of motion starts to become limited and any movement of the shoulder causes pain.It worsens over time and causes more discomfort at night.
  2. Stage - II or Frozen stage - This stage lasts from 4 to 12 months. Pain starts diminishing during this stage but the shoulder becomes stiffer and its movement becomes difficult.
  3. Stage - III or Thawing stage - This stage lasts from 6 months to 2 years. During this stage, the range of motion begins to improve.


Following diagnostic methods are used to diagnose this condition -

  • Physical examination - Your doctor may ask you to move your shoulder in certain ways to check for pain and will evaluate your range of motion (active range of motion) and to relax your muscles while moving your arm (passive range of motion).
  • By injecting an anesthetic agent - Your doctor might inject your shoulder with an anesthetic agent or a numbing medicine to determine your passive and active range of motion.
  • Imaging tests - Your doctor may advise you to undergo some tests, such as X-rays or an MRI, to rule out other problems.


It is well known to all of you that "Prevention is always better than cure". If you've had an injury that makes your shoulder movement difficult then talk to your doctor because one of the most common causes of frozen shoulder is the immobility, resulting during recovery from a shoulder injury, broken arm or a stroke


Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal remedies for the treatment of frozen shoulder in the form of "Frozen Shoulder Pack". All these herbal remedies are pure, natural, vegetarian, chemical and preservative-free, free from any side effects and can be used for a prolonged period of time.

herbal remedies for frozen shoulder


1. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

These capsules consist of two components, widely known herbs Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa).

Benefits - These two herbs are very helpful in managing the potential complications associated with frozen shoulder, beneficial in supporting the healthy functioning of joints, increasing blood supply to joint tissue, enhancing the biochemical structure of cartilage due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Dosage - 2 capsules two times daily with plain water after meals.

2. Joint Aid Plus Capsules

These capsules are prepared by using the standardized extract of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), etc.

Benefits - These are very effective in treating the frozen shoulder by acting as a great source of dietary nutrition for the bones and joints.

Dosage - 2 capsules two times daily with plain water, after meals.

3. Aamvatantak Churna

It consists of different herbs like- Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), etc.

Classical reference regarding Haridra (Curcuma longa):-

Classical reference regarding Haridra (Curcuma longa)

Reference - The Bhavaprakashanighantu, Verse-196-197.

Meaning - This shloka states that haridra, kanchani, krimghni, haldi, ndhatvilasini are synonyms of curcuma. This herb is pungent and bitter in taste, rough, hot in potency, used to pacify Kapha and Pitta dosha, used to improve skin tone, used in skin disorders, diabetes, bleeding disorders, inflammation, anemia and wound healing.

Benefits - These herbs have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antioxidant properties that provide relief from pain and swelling.

Dosage - 1 tablespoon two times daily with lukewarm water half an hour after meals.

4. Orthovita Oil

It is a purely natural formula which is absolutely free from chemicals, extra colors, additives, fillers and yeast.

Benefits - This oil helps to support healthy bones, joints, and muscles, supports overall body strength and physical features, removes stiffness, pain in the shoulder and relaxes shoulder joint and muscles and is very effective in case of frozen shoulder.

Dosage - For the local application, for 10 to 15 minutes, twice a day.

5. Yograj Guggul

It consists of herbs like – Shudh Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Pippali (Piper longum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula).

Benefits - These herbs are anti-inflammatory in nature and helps in reducing pain and managing the symptoms associated with frozen shoulder.

Dosage -2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Treatment of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma in Ayurveda

The skin on the soles of feet and palms of the hands are referred to as palmoplantar and keratoderma is a term used to describe marked thickening of the skin.

Inherited palmoplanar keratoderma is a skin condition characterized by thickening of the skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. In some of the cases, organs other than the skin are also affected. Most often, the abnormal skin involves only the palms and soles but in some cases, it extends on to the top of hands and feet as well.

It is caused by genetic abnormality and mostly affects palms and soles. The members of the same family may be affected. In some types, it is associated with abnormalities of the internal organs.

Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma

Palmoplantar Keratoderma can be acquired or inherited.

  • Acquired palmoplantar keratoderma may occur due to changes in the environment.
  • Inherited palmoplantar keratoderma occurs due to genetic mutations that result in the abnormalities of a skin protein known as keratin.

There are three types of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma which include:

  1. Diffuse PPK - Diffuse PPK affects most of the palms and soles.
  2. Focal PPK - Focal PPK mainly affect the pressure areas.
  3. Punctate PPK - Punctate PPK result in the formation of tiny bumps on the palms as well as soles.

The classification of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma is generally confusing. A simple classification comprises three factors:

  1. It is classified by looking at the specific structure and distribution.
  2. Other tissue such as nails, hair, mucus membranes and associated skin other than palms and soles.
  3. Fragile or blistering skin may be present or absent.


The cause of PPK is hereditary. It may be autosomal dominant inheritance (inherited from one affected parent) or from both parents who are generally unaffectedly known as autosomal recessive inheritance.


It may develop in the early childhood having redness of the palms and soles. There is a clear difference between affected and unaffected areas of the skin and usually affects in the children at the age of 3 or 4.

  • Development of red band at the edges.
  • Evenly widespread thickened skin over the palms and soles known as keratosis.
  • Keratotic lesions may appear on the top of hands, knee, feet, and elbows.
  • Nails become thickened
  • Palms and soles gradually become thicker and develop a yellowish and waxy appearance.
  • Increased sweating
  • The tendency of developing fungal and bacterial infections of the feet.

Treatment: According to modern medicine, this condition persists for life and may be passed on to the next generation. Certain treatments such as emollients, topical retinoids, topical Vitamin D ointments, systemic retinoids, keratolytics are prescribed.


According to Ayurveda, Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma is caused due to the vitiation of all the three doshas particularly Pitta dosha and the build of toxins in the body.

Planet Ayurveda offers natural remedies for the treatment of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma. These remedies help in balancing the doshas and also help in detoxifying the system thereby give relief in this rare disease well. All these herbal remedies are prepared using the ancient Ayurvedic principles.

These Natural Remedies Include:-

  1. Navkarshik Churna
  2. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula
  3. Triphala Guggul
  4. Recumin Gel

Herbal Remedies for Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma

Herbal Remedies for Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma

1. Navkarshik Churna

Navkarshik Churna by Planet Ayurveda contains the dried extracts of various herbs that act together to reduce inflammation. This churna is known to remove toxins from the body. The herbs present in Navkarshik Churna is useful in many swollen conditions. All the herbs present in Navkarshik Churna correct Pitta metabolism, immuno-modulator and anti-inflammatory in nature. Thus, this churna is very effective in the treatment of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma as it detoxifies the system and does not cause any side effects.

Ingredients Of Navkarshik Churna Are:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

English Name

Botanical Name




Indian gooseberry

Emblica officinalis

22.22 gm



Chebulic myrobalan

Terminalia chebula

22.22 gm



Belleric myrobalan

Terminalia bellerica

22.22 gm



Sweet flag

Acorus calamus

22.22 gm



Margosa tree

Azadirachta indica

22.22 gm



Indian Madder

Rubia cordifolia

22.22 gm




Picrorrhiza kurrao

22.22 gm




Tinospora cordifolia

22.22 gm




Berberis aristata

22.22 gm

Dose: 1 tablespoonful twice daily.

2. Radiant Skin, Hair & Nails Formula

Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula Capsules of Planet Ayurveda contains the standardized extracts of various herbs that are useful for the treatment of skin disorders, nails, and hair. They are useful for beautiful skin and shining nails. These capsules are useful in the treatment of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma as this disorder involves thickening of nails and skin.

Ingredients Of Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula:

Sr. No.

Botanical Name

Indian Name



Rubia cordifolia


200 mg


Fumaria officinalis

Pit papda

100 mg


Swertia chiretta


100 mg


Aloe barbadensis

Ghrit kumari

100 mg

Dose: 1 capsule twice daily.

3. Triphala Guggul

Triphala guggul is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is used in Ayurveda since ages. It is mainly used for detoxification and for balancing all the three doshas Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. This herbal remedy has detoxifying and rejuvenating properties. It is considered as anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-septic etc. Triphala Guggul is recommended for the patients of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma as it detoxifies the whole system and as a result, there is a marked improvement in the skin.

Main Ingredients of Triphala Guggul:

Sr. No.

Ingredient Name

Common Name


Terminalia chebula



Terminalia bellerica



Emblica officinalis



Commiphora mukul

Shuddh Guggul

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily.

4. Recumin Gel

Recumin Gel is an herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda which is applied externally to get rid of skin problems. This gel contains the mixture of various herbs that provide relief and do not cause any side effects.

How to use: Apply on the affected area twice a day.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Best Ayurvedic face wash for oily skin with Natural Ingredients


Regular soaps do more harm to your skin, as they strip natural oils from the skin, a face wash can be used on a daily basis to effectively remove makeup and dirt from your face. But what if your regular face wash has chemicals which further harm your skin on daily basis like disrupts your natural oil and leads to infection and premature ageing but cleans your face without drying it out is a big question There are a number of brands with a huge variety of face washes in the market that has ingredients which could be causing irritation on the face like Sulfate, is more likely a culprit.

We have a lot of factors in mind when we pick a product. Price, Brand Loyalty, Packaging, Claims, Ingredients, Reputation, and what not.

Using a chemical based face wash does more harm than good then it's better to switch to Natural one


As per Ayurveda the skin related problems is because of the dominance or imbalance of Kapha, Vata and Pitta factors (these are the three elements in the human body)


Cleaning your face should be an integral part of your skin care routine!

De-Grease Face Wash is an herbal product which is made as per the Ayurvedic principles; it helps to remove excess oil, makeup, sweat, dirt and dead skin cells from the skin. It refreshes your skin and gives your complexion a chance to breathe.

Whether you have normal, acne prone, dry, oily or sensitive skin, De-Grease Face Wash is a cleanser meant for all of you.

The ingredients used in it work on balancing the disturbance of the elements i.e. Bhrajaka Pitta, Vyana Vata, Tarpaka and Shleshaka Kapha

Best Ayurvedic face wash for oily skin with Natural Ingredients


  • Helps in mild exfoliation of the skin
  • It will remove the dirt and impurities from your pores
  • Cosmetics have chemicals that could disturb your sleep, this face wash wipes off all the residues of makeup products.
  • Acne prone skin produces more sebum. Natural ingredients in this face wash help to regulate the sebum and nourish your skin without causing any irritation.
  • Although this formula not only clears your skin but also kills acne-causing bacteria with its quick action
  •  In order to prevent acne, it is essential to take action against oil, dirt, and sweat daily. Washing your face with De-Grease Face Wash will never leave a speck of chance dirt or dust.
  • It also helps to prevent your skin from wrinkles, dryness, cracks, sagging, pigmentation, discoloration etc.
  • Travel friendly  


Cleansing should happen twice a day (Once in the morning and once in the evening).

Overnight everyone sweats and the pores expel oil which makes us wake up with shiny or unclear skin. This is why one should start the day with removing excess oil and sweat from the skin and start fresh. In the evening cleansing can help to remove makeup, oil and dirt that have accumulated on the face throughout the day. Cleanse off any dirt and residue before you go to bed so that your skin can breathe and renew itself over night.


De-Grease Face Wash is made with Natural Ingredients that will give you the best skin of your life:

Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe Barbedensis)

Aloe Vera is rich in anti-oxidants and has anti-inflammatory property which help to heal the sunburn, small abrasions and minor cuts. Aloe Vera gel absorbs easily, making it ideal for oily skin as well as for dry skin. The moisturizing effects of aloe vera can help in alleviating dry, itchy skin associated with eczema.

Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis)

Anti inflammatory effects of Green Tea help to soothe and relieve painful and irritated skin. It also acts as an antiseptic for minor cuts and abrasion by killing bacteria that can cause infection in open wound. Not only it prevents infection but also encourages wound healing. Tea tree can be a powerful weapon against acne and slows down the process of ageing. The anti-inflammatory effect of tea tree oil helps to soothe and relieve painful and irritated skin and also helps to reduce redness and swelling.

Basil Extract (Ocimum Sanctum L)

Basil is commonly known as tulsi or tulasi in India. It has an anti-inflammatory property that makes it an excellent skin remedy for irritations, tiny wounds, and sores. It has a soothing and relaxing effect that helps while dealing with eczema. Basil oil contains anti-oxidants that boost skin cells metabolism. It maintains the skin collagen, which is responsible for the dermis layer and its elasticity. It also helps to purify blood that helps to stop the future outburst. You can now enjoy a blemish free, clear skin with basil leaves.


Glycerin has many benefits to give you a healthier & glowing looking skin. Glycerin act as humectants therefore, it helps in minimizing the water loss due to evaporation and helps in keeping the skin hydrated as lack of moisture can also lead to skin peeling and accelerating skin aging. It helps to retain water content in the skin and keeps the skin ageless.


Step 1: Cleansing

Before applying a face wash, wet your face with plain water. Dispense a small amount of "De-grease Face Wash by Planet Ayurveda". Rub your hands together before applying it then apply the product to your face. Don't forget any part of the face like forehead and under your chin area as people most often leave these parts due to hurry.

Step 2: Tone

Tone down your skin with "Rose Toner by Planet Ayurveda" which helps to shrink your pores which get open due to the first step of cleansing.

Step 3: Moisturizing

Applying Rose Honey Natural Face & Body Cream keeps your skin hydrated and makes your skin supple, soft and radiant.

"It's time for a clean slate. Upgrade your glow, tweak your routine, and reveal glowing skin every day"

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Treatment of Tuberculosis through Ayurveda

There are many diseases that are caused by bacteria, virus, and fungal infections. So, let's discuss one of the bacterial diseases that is caused by bacteria "Mycobacterium tuberculosis". It is a potentially serious infectious disease. The disease can spread from one person to another through tiny droplets that are released into the air during coughing and sneezing. If the tuberculosis is not treated at the right time, then it may cause a life-threatening situation.


There are two different situations, one is known as active tuberculosis and another is known as latent tuberculosis as per modern aspect.

  1. Active tuberculosis: It is a condition that makes you sick. The condition can spread to others. This tuberculosis occurs in the first few weeks after infection.
  2. Latent tuberculosis: It is a condition when you have tuberculosis infection. In this bacterium remain in an inactive state in your body without showing any symptoms. It is also known as inactive tuberculosis.


  • Coughing with blood
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Cough persists for more than three weeks
  • Chest pain while breathing or coughing
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chills

Tuberculosis may also affect the other parts of your body like spine, bones, kidneys, and brain.

Ayurvedic view on the disease Tuberculosis: This disease is known as "Rajyakshma" as it firstly affected the Raja Indra. In Charak Samhita, this disease is also known as "Shosh".

अयथाबलमारम्भम वेगसंधारणं क्षयम। यक्ष्मण : कारणं विद्याचतुर्थम विषमाशनम। (च. चि ८ /१३ )

The shloka states that the four reasons for Rajyakshma (Tuberculosis):

  1. Ayathabal arambh: Doing extra work as per the capacity of your body.
  2. Stopping the urge of urine, feces, etc.
  3. Decreased in the production of dhatus like (rasa, rakta, mams etc.)
  4. Wrong eating habits these four are the reason for tuberculosis.

क्रोधो यक्ष्मा ज्वरो रोग एकार्थो दुःखसंज्ञक।
यस्मात स राज्ञ : प्रागासीद्र ाजयक्ष्मा ततो मत। (च. चि ८ /११ )

This shloka states the synonyms of Yakshma (tuberculosis): Krodh, Yakshma, jwar, roga, and dukh these all have one meaning and are synonyms. This disease firstly occurred to Raja Indra due to which it is named as "Rajyakshma".

The various synonyms of this disease in Ayurvedic books are:

  1. Shosh: It causes dryness of the rasa, rakta, etc dhatus so named as shosh.
  2. Kshay: It causes a change in the external and internal activities of the body.
  3. Rograt: The disease firstly affected the king, so named as Rograt.
  4. Rajyakshma: The king Indra has suffered from this disease first, so named as Rajyakshma.
  5. Jwar: Fever is the main symptoms of this disease, so named as Jwar.
  6. Dukh: It causes a very difficult state of an individual that creates sorrow feeling so named as dukh.
  7. Consumption
  8. Pulmonary tuberculosis


  1. Dosha: Tridosha (Vata and Kapha predominant)
  2. Dushya: Rasa etc Dhatus (All the dhatus)
  3. Srotas: Rasa, Raktvaha
  4. Adhisthan: All the body especially lungs
  5. Srotodushti types: Sng
  6. Swabhav: Darun & Chirkari
  7. Agni dushti: Agnimandya
  8. Sadhya-asadhyata: Krich sadhya
  9. Ashya: Aam Pakvashyotath

Rajyakshma occurs when all the dhatus in the body get dried forming a weak immune system. The bacteria when enters the body immune system is not able to fight with it. In the end, it gives rise to a disease known as "Tuberculosis".

The early symptoms of Rajyakshyma (Tuberculosis):-

  1. Sharirik Purvroop: Rhinitis, weakness, bodyache, vomiting, productive cough, poor appetite, anemia, edema, dyspnoea, excessive sleep.
  2. Mansik Purvroop: Excessive indulgement in sexual activities, drinking alcohol, smoking, in dreams watching (river, forests, and birds), extra growth of hair & nails, disliking things etc.


a). Tri Roopa Rajyakshma: Burning in hands & feet

  • Pain in chest & shoulder
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Haemoptysis

b). Shad Roopa Rajyakshma: Cough, Fever, Hoarseness of voice, diarrhea, anorexia

According to Acharya Sushruta, the signs & symptoms are cough, fever, anorexia, dyspnoea, hoarseness of voice, & haemoptysis.

c). Ekadash Roopa Rajyakshma: According to various Acharya Rajyakshma (Tuberculosis) is of different types:

As per Acharya Charak, signs and symptoms of Ekadash Roopa are:-

  • Cough
  • Pain in chest & shoulder
  • Fever
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Headache
  • Chest pain
  • Dyspnoea
  • Diarrhea
  • Anorexia
  • Mucoid sputum vomiting

As per Acharya Sushruta signs and symptoms of Ekadash Roopa are:-

  • Chest and shoulder pain
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Contracture of chest muscles
  • Fever
  • Burning sensation
  • Diarrhea
  • Anorexia
  • Cough

According to the Acharya Charak the four types of Yakshma (Tuberculosis) has different signs and symptoms:-

a). Sahasjanya Yakshma signs and symptoms are:

  • Aphonia
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Anorexia
  • Diarrhea
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Yawing
  • Pain in chest
  • Fever
  • Haemoptysis

b). Vegadharnjanya Yakshma signs and symptoms are:

  • Pain in shoulder
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Anorexia
  • Pain in chest
  • Bodyache
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Rhinitis

c). Kashyjanya Yaksma sings and symptoms are:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Headache
  • Pain in chest
  • Loss of voice
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Bodyache
  • Anorexia
  • Fever
  • Rhinitis
  • Dyspnoea

d) Vishmashanjanya Yakshma signs and symptoms are:

  • Pain in shoulder
  • Headache
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Cough
  • Anorexia
  • Haemetemesis
  • Excessive salivation
  • Fever
  • Pain in chest
  • Vomiting
  • Rhinitis


In Ayurveda, there are various herbs that treat this disease from its roots. Planet Ayurveda offers Praanrakshak churna, Kas-har churna, and Tulsi capsules for the proper Ayurvedic treatment of Tuberculosis. These three products contain standardized extracts of numerous herbs that give effective results.

Herbal Remedies for Tuberculosis

1. Praanrakshak Churna

This herbal churna contain herbs like Shirish (Albezzia lebbock), Vaasa (Adhatoda vasica), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), Kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum) etc that gives effective result in tuberculosis. As the name, Praanrakshak suggest it take care of your overall health. The churna deals with all signs and symptoms associated with this disease.

Dosage: One to two teaspoonful thrice daily with lukewarm water half an hour after meals.

2. Kaas-Har Churna

This churna is an effective remedy for cough and cold. The ingredients used for its preparation are Pippali (Piper longum), Ela (Eletteria cardamomum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica) etc. As the churna balances all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) in the body.
It acts as a vasodilator and improves blood circulation in the lungs. It cleans the respiratory tract by relieving cough. The usage of this churna builds a strong immune system. All signs and symptoms related to tuberculosis are managed with the regular use of this churna.

Dosage: Take one to two teaspoonful twice daily with lukewarm water half an hour after meals.

3. Tulsi Capsules

These capsules boost up the immunity in tuberculosis patients. The standardized extract of herb Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is used for the preparation of capsules. Tulsi capsules balance all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), the body tissues (dhatus), and the body excreta (malas). If all these are in balance than tuberculosis is automatically treated.

Dosage: One to two capsules twice daily with plain water half an hour after meals.


  1. Eat fresh Amla fruit or drink its juice daily as it will build a healthy immune system.
  2. You can also eat pineapple fruit or drink its juice for getting recovery from tuberculosis.
  3. Drink fresh juice of bottle gourd daily as it will increase immunity and helps to fight against bacteria responsible for tuberculosis.
  4. Soup of drumsticks is very good for tuberculosis patients.
  5. Include green vegetables and fresh fruit in your diet. Avoid junk and processed food items.
  6. Do perform yoga and meditation daily.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Wonder Herb Bhringraj - How to use bhringraj oil for hair growth?

Bhringraj (Eclipta Prostrata or Eclipta Alba) is a famous herb that has been used throughout India for centuries, for its benefits and usage in hair growth and other body disorders as well.

Bhringraj is a traditional Ayurvedic hair tonic. In Sanskrit Bhringraj means 'King of Hair'. This herb has a long reputation as a hair tonic for dark, healthy hair. Its flowers are classic, dainty and daisy-shaped, so it is also known as 'false daisy'.

Bhringaraj is an annual herb that grows as a week in marshy lands worldwide although it is most commonly found in India, China, Thailand, and Brazil.

In India, False oil is commonly known as Bhringraj oil. It is an Ayurvedic ingredient that is more often used in hair growth treatments. It does work wonder in curbing hair fall while stimulating hair growth and thickening hair.

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Promotes Hair Growth

Bhringraj oil can increase the blood flow in your head. The oil is known to increase vasodilation, meaning widening of the blood vessels that improves blood flow to the roots. Massaging scalp with Bhringraj oil will facilitate the visible growth of hair.

Prevents Hair Fall

Most of us should be aware of the fact that stress is one of the biggest reason behind hair fall. Bhringraj oil is a natural therapy for preventing hair fall with a soothing fragrance. Massaging your scalp and hair with Bhringraj oil relaxes the mind and prevents hair fall due to stress.Another reason for hair fall is lack of nutrition in hair. Bhringraj oil is rich in nutrients that fulfill the deficiency of minerals that lead to uncontrollable hair loss therefore promoting hair growth.

Treats Dandruff And Dry Scalp

Bhringraj oil has a high specific gravity which makes it dense. For this simple reason, it can penetrate deeply into the scalp and helps in treating dryness of the scalp. Bhringraj oil can be warmed and applied to hair, helps in activating sebaceous glands and treats dandruff. It also provides relief from the itchiness and greasiness caused by dandruff.

Treats Baldness

In Ayurveda, Regular massage with Bhringraj oil considered to be improving blood circulation at the root of the hair, allowing more nutrients present in the oil to support hair growth, strengthen the hair follicles and prevent baldness. These nutrients present in the oil help in facilitating the health of the overall hair and scalp.

Prevents Graying Of Hair

Bhringraj oil also helps in maintaining the natural color of your hair. When combined Bhringraj oil with other few herbs including Indigo, Balloon Vine and Amla, works wonderfully as a treatment to convert gray hair into black hair as well as prevent graying of hair in future.

Adds Shine

The secret to Indian's lush, glossy hair is a traditional Ayurvedic recipe that prepares some potent herbs and Bhrinraj is one of them when Amla extracted into pure Sesame oil, added in it. This recipe works as a natural conditioner to nourish hair.


You can make Bhringraj powder on your own. You just need to sun dry ground Bhringraj leaves for two to three days and then immerses the dried grounds in a jar and mix with some essential oils or you can get organic Bhringraj oil available in the market directly and follow the below procedures for hair growth.

1. Amla And Bhringraj Oil


  • Take 1 tablespoon of amla powder and 2 tbsp of Bhringraj oil in a pan and heat it until the oils start to change the color.
  • Once the color of the mixture turns to dark brown, turn off the heat.
  • Keep aside to let it cool.
  • Strain the oil and collect in a glass bowl.
  • Apply this oil directly onto your scalp.
  • Massage gently with your fingers in a circular motion for about 15minutes.
  • Leave the oil for atleast 30 minutes.
  • Wash with herbal shampoo.
  • You can repeat this process two or three times every week.

2. Castor Oil And Bhringraj Oil


  • Combine 1 tablespoon of castor and 1 tablespoon of Bhringraj oil.
  • Heat this combination of oil for about 20 seconds.
  • Apply this oil onto your scalp with the help of your fingertips.
  • Massage it gently in a circular motion for 15minutes.
  • Leave the oil for half an hour.
  • Wash with a herbal shampoo.
  • You can apply this twice or thrice a week.

3. Coconut Oil And Bhringraj Oil


  • Take one tablespoon of Bhringraj oil and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan.
  • Heat this blend for about 20 to 25 seconds until it is warm.
  • Apply this blend of oils onto your scalp with the help of your fingertips as well as cotton ball.
  • Massage gently for good 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Leave it for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Rinse it well with herbal shampoo.
  • Apply this blend of oil twice or thrice a week.

4. Shikakai And Bhringraj


  • Mix 1 tablespoon of shikakai powder in 2 tablespoon of Bhringraj oil in a pan
  • Heat it until the oil starts to change the color to dark brown.
  • Let the oil cool
  • Once it is cool, strain the oil in a glass bowl.
  • Now apply this oil in your scalp.
  • Massage gently in a circular motion for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Leave it for an additional 30minutes.
  • Wash with herbal shampoo.
  • You can repeat this massage twice or thrice a week.

5. Feenugreek Seeds And Bhringraj Oil


  • Take 2 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in 2 tablespoon of Bhringraj oil in a pan.
  • Boil it until the seeds turn reddish.
  • Let the oil cool down.
  • Strain the oil in a glass bowl.
  • Massage the oil on your scalp and hair.
  • Keep the oil for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Wash with herbal shampoo.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

How to remove tan naturally? - 10 Effective Home Remedies


Sun tanning or simply tanning is the process in which skin color is darkened or tanned. This is mostly due toexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight.

But sometimes tanning is also caused due to some sort of artificial sources, such as a tanning lamp found in indoor tanning beds. Some people use chemical products which can also produce an effect of tanning with no exposure to ultraviolet radiation, known as sunless tanning.

But most commonly, when the skin comes in the contact of UV radiations of the sun, then tanning happens.

In most cases, suntans are patchy and irregular, causing blemishes and dark spots as a result of skin damage. Prolonged skin damage is usually hard to treat, which is why it is important to try to prevent sun damage from occurring in the first place.

Skin tanning


1. Lemon Juice And Honey

Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C, which works as a tan removal agent, removal of acne and lightening of dark spots and uneven skin. Lemon juice has a bleaching effect which helps in removing tan quickly, efficiently and naturally.


  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice and add some honey to it.
  • Apply this mixture on your skin.
  • Leave it for about half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with an herbal cleanser.
  • Do it once or twice daily.

2. Turmeric And Gram Flour

Gram flour has certain properties that treat sun tan. Zinc present in gram flour helps to fight infections that cause your skin to erupt with acne as well as soothe inflamed skin.

Turmeric contains anti-ageing as well as skin lightening properties that protects skin against the harmful UV radiations of the sun. It also fixes the problem of dark spots.


  • Take 2 tablespoon gram flour, a pinch of turmeric and 1tablespoon of rose water or raw milk.
  • Make a paste and apply this paste on the cleansed area.
  • Leave it for good 30 min or till the pack is completely dries up.
  • Gently remove the pack by scrubbing first with the help of a few drops of water.
  • Apply this pack every alternate day for the best result.

3. Gram Flour, Lemon Juice And Yogurt

Vitamin C present inthelemon will give your skin a boost and the tan would fade off.

Yogurt, on the other hand, heals the sunburn areas and removes skin tan. It is rich in Zinc and has anti-inflammatory properties.


  • Mix 4 teaspoons of besan (Gram Flour) with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and yogurt.
  • Apply the mask all over your face and neck or the affected area.
  • Wait until it dries.
  • Rinse with cool water.
  • You can also repeat this process daily before taking a bath.

4. Papaya And Honey

Papaya is known for skin lightening properties as it is rich in enzymes.

Honey helps in hydration of the skin

Both of these in combination works to reduce the visibility of certain blemishes or scars on the skin.


  • Take half a cup of pulp extract from mashed ripe papaya and add a tablespoon of honey into it.
  • Mix it well before applying the mask over the skin
  • Let it be for half an hour and wash it off properly
  • Apply this mask twice or thrice in a week.
Top 7 Home Remedies for Tanned Skin

5. Tomato And Yogurt

Tomatoes are known for making the skin look brighter and glowing.

Yogurt is rich in lactic acid which acts as a natural exfoliator for the skin. It helps in removing of suntan and any skin pigmentation scars too.


  • Take one tablespoon of tomato pulp along with one tablespoon of plain organic yogurt in order to form a paste.
  • You need to apply this mixture on the affected area due to thesun.
  • Let it dry for around thirty minutes before washing it off.
  • This process needs to be carried out at least twice a week to get visible results.

6. Aloe Vera And Lemon Juice

Aloe Vera has various antibacterial properties which help it to fight skin tans and skin blemishes too.


  • Take one Aloe Vera leaf; wash it off properly before taking out its gel and you can also take organic Aloe Vera gel if you don’t have an aloe vera plant in your home.
  • Add a few drops of lemon juice in it and blend it well
  • Apply it on the tanned areas of the skin.
  • Leave it for about 20 minutes and then wash the area gently.
  • This amazing pack can be applied to the skin daily in order to get effective results.

7. Baking Soda

Baking soda works wonder on the skin when talks about the removal of tan. It has amazing bleaching properties which helps in removing any kind of skin pigmentation or blemishes too.


  • This process needs to be done during bathing time.
  • Simple take some amount of baking soda on your palm and then dampen it with water.
  • Scrub the baking soda on the tanned areas of your skin before washing it off.
  • You can do this process twice or thrice a week with the help of baking soda.

8. Fuller's Earth, Aloe Vera, Rosewater And Turmeric

Fuller's Earth is better known as Multani Mitti in India andis considered to be a great skin healer. It has a healing agent and works quickly on the suntan areas of the skin.


  • You need to take few spoons of Multani mitti (fuller’s earth in a bowl, some amount of aloe vera gel, add a pinch of turmeric and considerate amount of rose to make a paste. Make sure it is not dripping.
  • Apply this mask over the affected area of the skin.
  • Let it be for about 15minutes or until the paste gets dried off.
  • Wash the area while scrubbing it off gently.
  • Apply this mask twice a week.

9. Rice Flour, Tomato And Turmeric

Rice flour is considered to be as an anti-ageing agent which helps in improving the skin tone by removing tan marks, dark spots, and pigmentations, etc. of the skin.


  • Mix one tablespoon of rice flour, some amount of tomato pulp or juice and a pinch of turmeric.
  • Make a fine paste.
  • Apply on the tanned skin.
  • Leave it about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off gently.
  • Use this mask regularly for better result.

10. Potato

Raw potato has natural bleaching properties as well as rich in vitamin c. They give soothing effect on sunburn and very effective in the removal of tan from the skin.


  • Peel off a medium -sized potato and blend it to make a fine paste.
  • Apply it directly on the affected areas of the skin which have been suntanned.
  • Let it dry  for some time around half an hour
  • Then wash it off
  • You can also add a few drops of lemon juice in it.
  • Apply daily till the tan goes off.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Secret cure for memory loss in Ayurveda


In this busy lifestyle, everyone has moments of forgetfulness which is very frustrating.

There are various neurological impairments that can range from mild memory loss to disorders such as: Alzheimer's disease.

Many patients over 50 years of age are concerned about their memory deteriorating. There are certain factors that contribute to memory loss.

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  • Unhealthy eating habits such as diet high in sugars, refined flour, salt and saturated fat. This diet is deficient in major nutrients such as: B Vitamins.
  • Alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Lack of sleep
  • Intake of certain medications such as sleeping pills, anti-depressants.
  • Malnutrition such as lack of DHA.

DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is a long chain omega 3 fatty acid and it is an integral part of neural membrane phospholipids such as it impacts brain structure and function. It contributes to the development of brain and eyes.

Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats responsible for memory as well as mental health.

There Are Two Types Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

  1. EPA
  2. DHA

Human body can make EPA and DHA from omega 3 known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA). The main sources of ALA are: walnuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds, soybean oil etc.


Omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA are critical for normal brain functioning and its development throughout all stages of life.

  • In older adults, lower levels of DHA in the blood is associated with smaller brain size which is a sign of accelerated brain aging.
  • Low levels of DHA in the brain cause problems such as: dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss and other important mental functions.
  • DHA is taken up by the brain very fast as compared to other fatty acids. The turn-over of DHA in brain is very fast.
  • Decrease in DHA in the brain are associated with cognitive decline during aging and with the onset of sporadic Alzheimer disease.


  • DHA is the main structural fat in the body. It is involved in the functioning and development of CNS and synapses in the brain.
  • It can detect the oxidative stress or any other damage.
  • It promptly produces a compound known as Neuroprotectin D1 (NPD1). The function of NPD1 is to lower the inflammation in the hippocampus known as seat of memory.
  • DHA also activates pro-survival genes in the brain cells.
  • It also suppresses pro-death genes.
  • They are abundant in cell membranes of brain cells and preserve the cell membrane health and thus facilitate communication between brain cells.
  • It is essential for the growth and functional development of brain in infants.
  • It is also required for the maintenance of normal brain function in adults.

So, it is advised to get at least 600 mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA daily.


  1. Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are the rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids. These seeds are also rich in many other nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, Vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and protein.
  2. Walnuts: Walnuts are the rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins, calcium, protein and fat. Walnuts increase memory, fight against depression, prevent cancer and improve cardio-vascular health.
  3. Chia Seeds (Saliva hispanica): Now a days, it has become a popular super food. It is a powerhouse of nutrients as well as easy to digest. It is one of the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. It also contains fiber, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin E and other micro-nutrients. Chia seeds are also useful in improving cardio-vascular health.
  4. Soybeans: Soybeans are the rich sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. They are also a rich source of folate, potassium, magnesium and other Vitamins. They are a rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
  5. Mustard Seeds: 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds contains 100 milligrams of omega 3 fatty acids. They are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and thus have the ability to boost metabolism.
  6. Cod Liver Oil: Cod liver oil is not a food supplement but it is extracted from the liver of cod fish. It is rich is Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin D and Vitamin A.
  7. Spinach: Spinach is also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Therefore, it improves the brain function, memory and lowers the risk of heart problems and regulates blood pressure.

Flaxseed or linseed is used since the time of Master Charak.


Planet Ayurveda offers Flaxseed Oil Capsules for retaining memory as these capsules are a rich source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Therefore, these capsules are a source of good dietary fibre.

Flaxseed Oil Capsules

Flaxseed Oil Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from Linum usitatissimum. They have multiple health benefits.

Properties Of Flaxseed: It contains various chemical constituents such as: sitosterol, dehydroavenasterol, cycloartenol etc.

Sanskrit Synonyms: Uma, Kusuma, Suvarchala, Venu, Neela.

Botanical Name: Linum ustitissimum

Family: Linaceae

Ayurvedic Properties Of Flaxseeds

  • Rasa (Taste): Sweet, Bitter
  • Qualities: Heavy, Sticky, Slimy
  • Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion
  • Potency: Hot
  • Effect on Tridosha: Balances Vata dosha but increases Pitta and Kapha dosha.
  • Part used: Seeds, Oil and flower.

Flaxseed Oil Capsules by Planet Ayurveda help in improving brain health as these capsules are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and therefore used to improve brain functions. Hence, these capsules are also very beneficial in treating other disorders such as: intelligence related disorders like: ADHD, bipolar disorder and depression.

Planet Ayurveda's flaxseed oil capsules are a good substitute for people who do not like to use fish oil supplements.

How To Use

2 capsules twice daily.

Advantages Of Using Flaxseed Oil Capsules By Planet Ayurveda

  • Flaxseed Oil Capsules by Planet Ayurveda are purely organic with standardized extract of best quality ingredients.
  • This product is free from any extra color, chemicals or other added preservatives.
  • There are no side effects of using this product as it is a pure natural product.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Treatment of Graves' Disease in Ayurveda

Thyroid gland disorders are growing worldwide. Graves' disease is considered as an auto-immune disorder that causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone and this condition is known as hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease is considered as the underlying cause of hyperthyroidism. It can affect anyone but it is more common among the women before the age of 40 years.

The hormones secreted by thyroid gland affect a number of different body parts and systems.

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Graves' disease is caused by the malfunctioning of the body's immune system. In Graves' disease, the body produces an antibody to one part of the cells in the thyroid gland.


The antibody that causes thyroid dysfunction may also have an attraction to the tissues surrounding the eyes. This condition results due to the build-up of certain carbohydrates in the muscles and tissues behind the eyes.


Common signs and symptoms of Graves' Disease include:

  • Enlarged thyroid
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors in hands or fingers
  • Despite normal eating habits, there is loss in weight.
  • Goiter i.e. enlargement of thyroid gland
  • Heat sensitivity
  • Moist skin
  • Changes in menstrual cycle in women
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid or irregular heart beat
  • Graves' ophthalmopathy (bulging eyes). In Graves' ophthalmopathy, there is inflammation and impairment in the immune system that affects the muscles and other tissues around the eyes.

The resulting signs and symptoms due to graves' opthalmopathy include:

  • Bulging eyes
  • Pressure or pain in the eyes
  • Puffy or retracted eye lids
  • Gritty sensation in the eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Double vision
  • Vision loss


  • In Ayurvedic system of medicine, the emphasis is not given on naming the disease. It rather insists on understanding the constitutional status of the disease and adopting an appropriate treatment principle.
  • The pathophysiology of Graves' disease lies in the concept of agni. Agni plays a prominent role in the body as vitiation of doshas depend on the vitiation of Agni.That's why, for bringing doshas in the balanced state, treatment for correcting of agni is done.
  • According to Ayurveda, Graves' disease has the symptoms of increased Vata and Pitta dosha. The Vata symptoms include nervousness, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, palpitations, bulging of the eye balls whereas Pitta symptoms include heat intolerance, excessive hunger, sweating, irritability, emotional disturbances, changes in menstrual cycle, fatigue etc.
  • The gastro-intestinal symptoms of Graves' disease resemble the features of atyagni (intense digestive fire) as mentioned by Master Charak.
  • The state of kayagni (digestive fire), bhutagni (fire of five elements) and dhatwagni (fire of seven tissue elements) are very important.
  • Dhatwagni is considered as a part of kayagni and is located in dhatus. Increase of dhatwagni will lead to dhatu vriddhi (increased tissue elements).
  • Person will lose weight in hyperthyroidism due to increased dhatwagni which causes Dhatu kshaya.
Treatment of Graves' Disease in Ayurveda

Reference: Astanga Hridaya Sutrasthan, Chapter 11, Shlok No. 32 & 33

Meaning: According to this shloka, kayagni is present in dhatus also. It's decrease in qualities, functions or quantities give rise to increase or decrease of dhatus. The proceeding dhatu which is either increased or decreased gives rise to the succeeding dhatu of the same condition.


  1. Shatavari Capsules
  2. Weight Gain Formula
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1. Shatavari Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Shatavari Capsules contain the standardized extract of the herb Asparagus racemosus. Shatavari herb is known for its nutritive properties, it helps in gaining weight, relieves tiredness quickly, helps in regulating menstrual cycle in women, it has cool potency therefore helpful in balancing Pitta dosha in the body.

Dose: Take 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after taking meals.

2. Weight Gain Formula

Decrease in weight is the primary symptom of Graves' disease. Planet Ayurveda's Weight Gain Formula contains the standardized extracts of various herbs that are helpful in regulating the body's metabolism.

Ingredients Of Weight Gain Formula Are:

Sr. No.

Botanical Name

Common Name



Withania somnifera


200 mg


Embelia ribes


50 mg


Terminalia chebula


50 mg


Terminalia bellerica


50 mg


Emblica officinalis


50 mg


Foeniculum vulgare


50 mg


Piper longum


25 mg


Cuminum cyminum


25 mg

Dose: Take 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after taking meals.

3. Immune Booster Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Immune Booster Capsules contain the standardized extracts of herbs that correct the impaired immunity, therefore these capsules are very helpful in auto-immune disorders such as Graves' disease.

Ingredients Of Immune Booster Capsules Are:

Sr. No.

Ingredient Name

Botanical Name



Grape Seed

Vitis vinifera extract

200 mg



Bovine Colostrums std. ext.

200 mg


Bhumi Amla

Phyllanthusniruri std. ext.

50 mg



Emblica officinalis

50 mg

Dose: Take 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after taking meals.

These herbal remedies are quite effective in the treatment of Graves' disease. Timely treatment is required otherwise it can lead to various complications such as heart disorders, brittle bones, problems in pregnancy etc.


  1. Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter): Taking 1 tablespoon of desi ghee twice a day is very beneficial in graves' disease.
  2. Turmeric: Take a pinch of turmeric powder and boil it in milk. Taking this milk twice a day is helpful in the treatment of graves' disease.
  3. Take decoction prepared from equal quantities of saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) and Jeera (Cuminum cyminum). This decoction is helpful in correcting the function of digestive fire.
  4. Fenugreek Seeds: Soak some fenugreek seeds overnight in water and take these seeds with water once a day.
  5. Dates: Take 2-3 dates and boil them in milk. Take this milk once or twice a day. It helps in gaining weight.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Treatment of Asbestosis in Ayurveda?

Asbestosis is defined as a chronic disease of the lungs which is caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers. Scarring of lung tissue occurs on prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers resulting in shortness of breath and many other symptoms. These symptoms may be either mild or severe varying in every patient depending upon the duration of exposure to these particles. Usually, signs and symptoms do not appear until exposure lasts for several years.

Asbestos is a group of minerals which are made from microscopic fibers, breathing them in damages the lungs and can even cause cancer. This mineral is resistant to corrosion and heat. Now it has become infamous due to its menace caused on human health but earlier it was widely used in cement, insulation and floor tiles. So at that time people who were working in these industries suffered from asbestosis which raised an alarm in the public and government regulations and controlled its use. Handling of asbestosis is strictly regulated by the government nowadays but studies suggest that still approximately 125 million people all around the world are exposed to asbestosis. Exposure to asbestos particles first cause asbestosis and if not treated or maltreated can result in mesothelioma, i.e. cancer which affects the lining of lung, heart, and stomach.

Treatment of Asbestosis in Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Treatment for Asbestosis


Continued exposure to asbestos particle causes scarring of the lungs resulting in difficulty for lungs to expand and improper exchange of air. This pathology results in a certain group of signs and symptoms.

  • Shortness of breath
  • Continuous dry cough
  • Pain and tightness in the chest
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite and weight
  • Crackling sound during breathing
  • Clubbing, i.e. the abnormal appearance of rounder and wider toes and fingertips


Normally there are small sacs in the lungs, i.e. alveoli, where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide occurs. In case of long exposure to these asbestos particles, these particles get lodged in the alveoli, preventing the normal respiratory exchange. Gradually these fibers irritate the alveoli in which they have been lodged and cause scarring of that, resulting in difficult breathing.

As this disease progresses, a wider portion of the lungs get scarred causing stiffness in the lungs and preventing normal breathing. Cigarettes smoking increases asbestos particles absorption, further quickening the progression of asbestosis.


  • Working in asbestos industries
  • Mining asbestos
  • Boiler operators
  • Railroad workers
  • Electricians
  • Workers of shipyard
  • Workers removing the insulation of asbestos in older buildings present around the pipes


The deposition of the harmful particles such as asbestos in the lungs eventually results in mesothelioma (Cancer). According to Ayurveda cancer is divided into two types granthi, i.e. minor tumor and arbuda, i.e. major tumor. Cancer is said to be developed when control systems of the body are out of balance. This body system is none other than many known doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Dosha. Now in case of mesothelioma, outer force asbestos causes an imbalance in these doshas.

vata, respiratory diseases, ancient reference, shloka

Meaning- When Vata dosha gets aggravated it obstructs the various channels of the body resulting in obstruction of the passages of Vayu. It causes respiratory diseases.

Reference- Charak Samhita, Chikitsa sthanam, Chapter no. 17, Shloka no. 45


Ayurvedic treatment of asbestosis includes herbal medicines, improvement in lifestyle and dietary changes. A best Ayurvedic clinic of Ayurveda, Planet Ayurveda offers herbal remedies to treat these diseases in a most natural and gentle way. These herbal remedies are made from pure extracts of herbs of the best quality. No chemicals, preservatives, dye, additives or fillers are added in these herbs. Herbal remedies from Planet Ayurveda are purely vegetarian and not tested on animals. It is quite safe for everyone to take, under physician's supervision.

These remedies include Curcumin cap, tulsi cap, echinacea cap, and navkarshik churna.

Herbal Remedies For Asbestosis

herbal remedies for asbestosis

1. Curcumin Capsules

These herbal capsules are prepared from standardized extract of an active compound of turmeric called curcumin. It contains anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and healing properties which help in relieving inflammation in asbestosis. Curcumin capsules heal the scarred tissue and acts as a rejuvenating herbal remedy in this disease

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Tulsi Capsules

As everyone might be aware tulsi works amazingly in any kind of respiratory diseases, so does in asbestosis. Tulsi herbal capsules are made from standardized extract of tulsi which contains all of its therapeutic properties. It eliminates carcinogens from the lungs and prevents mesothelioma. It has anti-oxidant properties which help to eliminate the free radicals from the body and prevent oxidative damage to the body.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Navkarshik Churna

It is blend of various herbs like amla (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), vacha (Acorus calamus), neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picorrhiza kurroa), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata). These herbs work synergistically to treat asbestosis and similar respiratory troubles effectively. Navkarshik churna acts as an anti-oxidant, blood purifier, and immune booster.

Dosage- Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Echinacea Capsules

Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) is the herb that is used in standardized extract form in these capsules. It is a natural immune booster and anti-cancer herbal herb. Anti-inflammatory action of this herb reduces inflammation and helps to treat scarring of the lungs.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.