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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Manjishtha (Rubia Cordifolia) - Health Benefits, Medicinal Uses & Home Remedies

Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) is a branched climber that grows up to 1.5 to 2 cm in height, cultivated in sub-tropical regions in moist soil and abundantly present in the Himalayan region. Manjishtha has a chemical named purpurin that makes it red and gives red colors to dye hence in ancient times it is used for dye clothes that is why synonymously called as vastraranjini. Basically, it is a raktashodhak / blood purifier, mainly acts on the circulatory system and on the skin.

Manjishtha, Rubia Cordifolia

Everybody wants to look beautiful, young and want flawless skin, manjishtha is a perfect herb that helps to achieve that goal. It helps to purify blood thus useful in all skin problems and enhances complexion. This herb is widely used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Manjishtha is present in almost every cosmetic product because of its wide range of action in enhancing beauty and hence it is used in skin care products and hair care products. The main part that is used for preparing medicines is 'root' initially, they are sweet in taste but after drying it turns to bitter. These roots can grow upto 1 meter long, the thickness is about 12 mm and are of bright red colour.

DESCRIPTION

  • Botanical name – Rubiacordifolia
  • Family – Rubiaceae
  • English name – Indian Madder
  • Hindi - Manjeeth

CLASSIFICATION

  • Classified by Bhavaprakasha under -‘Haritakiadivarga’
  • Charaka - Javarahar, Varnya, Vishaghana
  • Sushruta – Priyangvadi and Pittasamshamana
  • Vagbhata – Priyangvadi

SYNONYMS

Bhavaprakashanighantu / haritakiadivarga / manjishtha / shloka no. 189 - 190

Reference – Bhavaprakashanighantu / haritakiadivarga / manjishtha / shloka no. 189 - 190

Manjishta, viksa, jinghi, samanga, kalmeshika, mandukparnibhandiri, bhandi, yojnavalli, rasayani, aruna, kala, raktangi, raktyashtika, bhanditaki, gandiri, manjushsha, vastraranjini are the synonyms of manjishtha.

PROPERTIES

Bhavaprakashanighantu / haritakiadivarga / manjishtha / shloka no. 190 - 191

Reference – Bhavaprakashanighantu / haritakiadivarga / manjishtha / shloka no. 190 - 191

  • Rasa (Taste) – Madhura (sweet), tikta (bitter) and kashaya (astringent)
  • Guna (Qualities) – Guru (heavy)
  • Virya (Potency) – Ushna (hot in potency)
  • Vipaka (End product of digestion) – Katu (an end product of digestion is pungent in nature)
  • Prabhava (Special action) – Varnya (enhances complexion)
  • Action over dosha – Balance Pitta dosha and subside Kapha dosha in our body.
  • Action over dhatus – Rasa (lymph), rakta (blood) and majja (bone marrow).
  • Effects – swarya (improves voice quality), varnya (enhances complexion), raktashodhaka (blood purifier)
  • Vishasleshmashotha yoni netrakarna – It helps to manage Kapha dosha, treats diseases of eyes, ears and uterus and also manage swelling and eliminate the poison from our body.
  • Useful in raktatisaar (bleeding disorders), kushtha (skin disease), visarpa (Herpes zoster), vrana (ulcers), meha (diabetes).
  • Some other properties are mutrala (diuretic), vranaropak (heals wound), grahi (retains or absorbs)
Classical Reference of Manjishtha

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

It contains manjistin, garancin, alizarin, xanthine, purpurin and some glycosides. They are abundantly present in roots.

EFFECTS

  • Bleeding disorders –
    a) ITP – Blue spots (bruises) are very common in Immune thrombocytopenic purpura the reason behind that is reduced platelet count, manjishtha acts on bone marrow and enhances the production of platelets and along with that purifies the blood. Hence, helps to regain the normal skin texture.
    b) Dysfunctional uterine bleeding – It has kashaya rasa (astringent), that helps to arrest heavy bleeding.

  • Skin problems – It is a blood purifier thus reduces acne and pimples. As per beauty concern it reduces marks, blemishes, dark circles and wrinkles thus act as an anti - aging agent by exfoliating dead skin and maintains the skin tone.
  • Rasayan – It is also a rejuvenating herb that helps to reduce wrinkles and age related degenerative changes in the body mainly our skin. Exfoliate dead skin and maintains the skin tone
  • Hoarseness of voice – It has swarya action that helps to improve voice quality.

HOME REMEDIES

  • For enhancing complexion – Mix 5 grams of manjishtha powder in cow milk, make a paste. You can apply this paste and wash it after drying, use twice daily. It is more effective if used along with chandan powder (sandal).
  • Bleeding disorders – Take 3-5 grams of powder with plain water preferably after meals, twice daily.
  • Joint problems – Paste of manjishtha if applied locally by adding shunthi (Dry ginger) it will reduce the swelling.
  • Skin problems – Decoction made up of manjishtha, triphala (haritaki, bhibhitaki, amlaki), giloy and haridra (curcumin) is helpful in managing all kind of skin infections. You can use this decoction internally as well as externally for washing infections and wounds.
  • Wounds – For washing wounds, you can use a decoction of manjishtha as it has vranaropaka property, aids wound healing.
  • Hoarse voice – In case of hoarseness of voice you can use manjishtha powder along with yashtimadhu (licorice) powder.
  • Blemishes - You can apply in the form of manjishtha oil.
  • Uterine disorders – It stimulates the uterine contraction hence detox the uterus and manjishtha powder is beneficial if used along with ikshu (Sugarcane) and pippali (Piper longum).
  • On swelling – It can be applied over the inflammation as a paste which is prepared from manjishtha along with Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), mulethi (licorice). 
  • Burns and scalds – Murva, chandan and go ghrita along with manjishtha if applied over burns, reduces burning sensation and pains.
  • Jaundice and calculus – As it has diuretic property, it will eliminate bile and stones.
  • In diabetes manjishtha along with amla (Indian gooseberry) and haridra (Curcumin) is considered as an efficient home remedy to control diabetes.
  • It is also beneficial in diarrhea and dysentery in the form of decoction.
  • In pleurisy, manjishtha can be applied over thorax.

INDICATION

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, rashes, acne etc.
  • Dark circles, wrinkles and blemishes
  • Joint disorders
  • Chronic ulcers
  • It can also be indicated in diabetes, diarrhea, pleurisy etc.

USEFUL PART

Roots and stems

DOSAGE

  • Powder – 3 to 6 gms
  • Decoction – 50 to 100 ml
  • Oil – As per requirement

ADULTRATION

This herb can be adulterated with brick powder.

FORMULATIONS

This herb is available in various forms like -

NOTE

While using manjishtha you may feel a tinch of redness in your urine that is natural because of purpurin (a chemical constituent present in plant).

Monday, April 22, 2019

How can Taeniasis be treated with help of Ayurveda?

Taeniasis is a parasitic infection caused by a parasite called tapeworm. The parasites are the microorganisms which attach themselves to any other living organism to survive. They get their nutrition from the other living organism on which they reside and to which they are attached are called hosts. These parasites can be found in contaminated food and water. Consuming this contaminated food or water leads to entry of these parasites in your body where they attach themselves inside any organ causing infection and producing signs and symptoms.

Taeniasis, Ayurveda, Treatment

This parasite can grow up to 12 feet in length and can live in human intestine without causing any symptoms. Segments of tapeworm attached with their bodies reproduces and form eggs.

Similarly Tareniasis is a parasitic infection affecting intestines, especially small one. Taeniasis can be caused by any of the two types of tapeworm i.e. Taenia saginata or Taenia solium. Infection can occur after eating contaminated pork (Taenia solium) or beef (Taenia saginata). Eating raw or uncooked beef or pork can cause the infection.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TAENIASIA?

Usually the symptoms are absent or mild due to which patient remains unaware about the infection. But when signs and symptoms are present, it can be:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss which is usually unexplained
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Digestive troubles
  • Perianal irritation - This perianal irritation is due to the expulsion of the eggs of the parasite present in the intestines or the segments of worms itself. Seeing worm segments in stool makes one aware of the presence of parasite in their body.

WHAT CAN BE THE RISK FACTORS OF TAENIASIS?

As said earlier eating uncooked or not properly cooked beef or pork can cause Taeniasis. As these things are cooked properly even if the meat is infected, the larvae or worm present in it gets destroyed preventing the chances of infection.

It usually occurs in Russia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Eastern Africa as in these places uncooked and contaminated beef and pork is eaten more commonly. The areas which are much populated, cattle are in large number, have poor living conditions, and bad sanitation are most often affected by Taeniasis.

Also people with compromised immunity are more to develop taeniasis, like:

  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • Diabetes
  • Organ Transplant
  • Chemotherapy

HOW CAN TAENIASIS BE DIAGNOSED?

As seeing worm eggs or segments in stool alarms the person and the patient goes to the doctor. It can be further diagnosed through:

  • Patient's history
  • Investigation about recent visit to any of the highly risk areas mentioned above
  • Evaluation of signs and symptoms
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Stool examination

HOW CAN TAENIASIS BE TREATED?

In conventional system of medicine, certain antihelmintic medicines are given to kill and eliminate the parasite from the body. But as these medicines are really strong and may cause side effects like stomach disturbances and dizziness.

Sushrut samhita, Uttar tantram, chapter no. 54, shloka no. 6

Reference - Sushrut samhita, Uttar tantram, chapter no. 54, shloka no. 6

Meaning - Parasitic diseases originating from Kapha develop in small intestines, from waste materials in large intestines and the one originating from Rakta develops in arteries

However Ayurveda has totally different perspective regarding to diseases, their causation and treatments. Ayurveda, science of life treats patients individually, not considering everyone same and generalizing them. As every person is different and their response to diseases is also different hence every case need to be individualized and treated in an individual way. As per Ayurveda, agnimand, i.e. weak digestive fire is the cause for any kind of parasitic infections. Low digestive fire in the body creates an ideal space for the parasite to invade and live in the body. As said every person is different so is the body type. Body type can be of Vata, Pitta or Kapha type and these parasitic infections are more common in Kapha and Vata body type of persons. This is because they have low digestive fire or agni, making body a perfect host for parasite. Pitta people are comparatively less prone to get affected from taeniasis or any parasitic infections as they have strong digestive fire. This strong agni burns up the parasite as soon as they invade the body, even not letting them to settle down and reproduce.

Planet Ayurveda has come up with specific herbal remedies to treat Taeniasis. These remedies are completely Ayurvedic, natural and prepared from best quality of herbs. They are prepared by following strict Ayurvedic principles under the supervision of an Ayurveda expert, Dr.Vikram Chauhan. No chemicals, preservatives, fillers or dye are added in them, making them most natural way to treat the Taeniasis.

1. Vidanga Risht

This herbal syrup is made from pure extract of Embelia ribes (Vidanga). It is considered to be a hero herb in case of removing parasites from the body. It increases digestive fire of the body and kills the parasites present in the body. Warm and pungent qualities of Vidanga play the vital role in elimination of unwanted guests from the body. It relieves digestive troubles, flatulence and abdominal distention.

Dosage- Take 2 teaspoons mixed with equal amount of water twice daily after meals.

2. Neem Capsules

As the name suggests these herbal capsules are made from pure extract of neem and as everyone knows that this herb is a storehouse of numerous medicinal properties. Neem possesses antihelminthic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which lead to destruction and elimination of the parasites.

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

3. Mahashankh Vati

This herbal tablet is an amazing blend of herbs which work together to relieve the signs and symptoms of Taeniasis. Mahashankh vati relieves bloating, accumulation of abdominal gas and abdominal pain. It is full of carminative, digestive and stomachic properties which relieve all kind of digestive troubles.

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

4. Krimikuthar Tablet

Kapura, ajmoda, vidanga, indrayava etc. are some of the wonderful herbs used to prepare these herbal tablets. Its main action is to eliminate the worms from the intestines and relieves the digestive troubles. Krimikuthar tablets are full of medicinal properties like analgesic, anthelmintic, carminative, astringent and antioxidant.

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

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

Friday, April 19, 2019

How Ayurveda Can Help To Treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)?

symptoms of pandu roga

Reference: Charak Chikitsa Sthan, Chapter 16, Shlok No. 12

According to this shloka, the prodermal symptoms of pandu roga are:

  1. Increased heart beat
  2. Dryness in body parts
  3. No perspiration
  4. Fatigue

AS PER AYURVEDA ASPECT

Ayurveda is referred to as the natural healing process that treats the symptoms related to cancer without any side effects. In Ayurveda, cancer is referred to as "Arbuda" in which there is formation of tumors due to the division of cells uncontrollably. The main cause of cancer is the vitiation of Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha with the involvement of Agni (digestive fire), sapta dhatus (body tissues) and strotas (body channels).

AS PER MODERN ASPECT

Cancer starts in the body when the cells begin to grow uncontrollably. There are various kinds of cancers and cells in any body part may become cancer.

Leukemias are the cancers that develop into different types of blood cells. Mostly it starts in the early forms of white blood cells and some in other blood cells. Leukemia may be acute (grows fast) or chronic (grows slowly) which may start in lymphoid or myeloid cells.

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WHAT IS ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA?

Acute myeloid leukemia is a condition which starts in the bone marrow (soft and inner part of the brain where there is a formation of new blood cells) and moves quickly into the blood that spreads to other parts of the body which includes the liver, spleen, lymph nodes, brain, spinal cord and testicles. Sometimes these cells turn into white blood cells and also develop into other types of blood-forming cells.

This condition is characterized by the overproduction of immature white blood cells which are called leukemic blasts or myeloblasts. These cells crowd the bone marrow thus prevent the formation of normal blood cells. These dangerous cells can spill into the bloodstream and circulate around the body. These cells are immature so they are unable to prevent or fight against infection.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA?

Causes Of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Include:

In many cases the cause of this disease is unknown but in some cases, it may result from damage to one or more of the genes that control the blood cells development.

Some Other Causes May Include:

  1. Consuming tobacco or smoke as these contain cancer-causing substances
  2. High dosage of radiation, that may either be accidentally (nuclear or accident) or therapeutically (for treating cancers)
  3. Congenital disorders such as Down’s syndrome, Bloom syndrome, etc
  4. Some industrial chemicals such as benzene, ionizing radiation, pesticides, detergents, paint strippers, etc. for a longer period of time

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA?

Acute myeloid leukemia is of different types and it affects different kinds of blood cells. So the symptoms may depend upon the type of blood cells that are affected.

Symptoms Include:

  • Weakness
  • Pale skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal discomfort due to enlarged liver or spleen
  • Dizziness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Slow healing process
  • Repeated or frequent infections
  • Unexplained bruises or bleeding
  • Bone pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes or gums
  • Chest pain

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA?

Factors That May Increase The Risk Include:

  1. Age: It is most common in adults after the age of 65 or above.
  2. Sex: Men are likely to develop this condition than women.
  3. Blood disorders: Various blood-related disorders such as myelofibrosis, thrombocytopenia, myelodysplasia, etc.
  4. Genetic disorders: Several disorders such as Down’s syndrome which is associated with an increase in the risk of this condition.
  5. Cancer treatment: Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may have a greater risk of it.

NATURAL TREATMENT FOR ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA

Planet Ayurveda is offering a best and effective treatment for acute myeloid leukemia such as Crab Care Pack. This formulation strictly follows the principles of Ayurveda and is 100 % pure, natural, and is free from preservatives, additives, and fillers. No coloration added.

Crab Care Pack

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THIS PACK CONTAINS

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

The main ingredient in this formulation is ashwagandha. These capsules contain pure extract of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) which is a great brain and nerve tonic. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant that removes the inflammation and prevents cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. These capsules boost up the brain strength, provide strength to the nerves and remove stress and anxiety. According to Ayurveda, it balances all the three doshas of the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules to be taken after meals with water.

2. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin capsules reduce the growth of cancerous cells by killing these dangerous cells. Turmeric contains a bioactive substance which has powerful medicinal properties. These capsules have anti-cancerous activity that interferes with the cancer cells and prevent its development. According to Ayurvedic point of view, it has a hot potency and balances Vata, pitta, and Kapha.

Dosage: 2 capsules to be taken two times a day after meals.

3. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi is known as the holy basil and has been used in Ayurveda since many years because it contains several bioactive compounds such as camphor, cadinene, eugenol, etc as these act as anti-cancerous compounds and stop the spread of malignancy. These capsules boost up the immunity and fight against cancer-causing cells.

Dosage: 2 capsules to be taken two times a day after intake of food.

4. Kanchnaar Guggul

Kanchnaar guggul is formulated with the several effective herbs such as Amalaki, bibhitaki, haritaki, Varuna, ginger, black pepper, etc and all these herbs reduce the growth of cancerous cells in the bone marrow. It maintains the overall health of the body.

Dosage: 2 tablets to be taken three times a day.

5. Guggul Capsules

It is a herbal supplement that is best suited for supporting healthy cells growth. It is combined with other herbal supplements to serve as a dietary supplement for maintaining overall health. It keeps the structure of cells and tissues healthy. Guggul is a gum resin obtained from the tree Commiphora mukul and is purely a natural substance. It is rich in guggulosterones.

Dosage: 2 capsules to be taken two times a day after meals.

6. Chanderprabha Vati

Chanderprabha Vati is a classical Ayurvedic formulation that has been used in Ayurveda for many ages. It is also provided by Planet Ayurveda and it contains several herbs such as Haridra, haritaki, Amalaki, black pepper, shilajit, Vacha, ginger, etc and all these herbs show effective results in acute myeloid leukemia.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Alternative Treatments For Pancolitis - Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Pancolitis is a form of Ulcerative Colitis, which is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In Pancolitis, there is inflammation in the whole of the large intestine.

It is a chronic condition that causes ulceration of the entire lining of the large intestine. This ulceration is caused by chronic inflammation.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PANCOLITIS?

As per the severity of the inflammation of the intestine, symptoms may vary.

  • Diarrhea containing blood and mucus.
  • Fever, which is unexpected.
  • Unexpected weight loss (without any efforts; like exercising or diet control.)
  • Fatigue feeling all over the day.
  • Frequent urging to pass stool, which is ineffectual.
  • Pain in the anal area and rectum.
  • Cramps and pain in the abdomen.
  • Children with pancolitis, fail to grow properly.

WHAT CAUSES PANCOLITIS?

The exact cause of pancolitis is still not known. The possible risk factors are the following.

  • If you have a family history of Pancolitis, you are likely to get affected by it, as the inherited genes may cause pancolitis.
  • If you are taking some medications, like antibiotics or NSAIDs, you are at risk to get pancolitis.
  • Untreated cases of ulcerative colitis, that are mild or moderate can become a case of pancolitis.
  • Anxiety and stress can aggravate ulcers causing pain and discomfort.

HOW PANCOLITIS CAN BE DIAGNOSED?

  • Colonoscopy: It is an important test to diagnose pancolitis, as it helps to look for ulcers and any other abnormal tissue in your large intestine.
  • Biopsy: A tissue sample from the colon is taken and is tested to look for any other infections or diseases.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR PANCOLITIS?

The treatment for pancolitis includes anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and certain immune system suppressors. In the severe cases of pancolitis, a surgery known as colectomy is done.

Surgery is usually the last resort, but certain lifestyle changes also help in the management, such as - have few dairy products, avoid carbonated drinks, avoid coffee and alcohol, and increase the intake of water.

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING

Homeopathic medicines like Hydrastis, Millefolium, Merc Sol, Ars.Album.

Ayurvedic treatment for Pancolitis includes natural herbal remedies.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda have been very successful in treating the cases of pancolitis. Planet Ayurveda collects only the best herbs for the preparation of herbal medicines. The medicines offered by Planet Ayurveda are made with the purest herb extract which is natural and 100% vegetarian.

The treatment offered by Planet Ayurveda includes ULCERATIVE COLITIS CARE PACK

This pack includes the following:

  1. Arjuna Capsules
  2. Vatsakadi Churna
  3. Pitta Balance
  4. Kutazghan Vati

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

1. Arjuna Capsules

The capsules made by Planet Ayurveda are purely herbal without any chemical added into it. The bark of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) is used to make these capsules. The bark of Arjuna is used for its wound healing properties in Ayurveda.

It protects the layers of arteries from injuries caused by stress and other harmful substances. In the same way, it works on the inner lining of the intestines, by healing the ulcers. It then stops the bleeding and prevents inflammation. Hereby it also controls diarrhea and slow the absorption of the nutrients which has stopped due to the ulceration starts again.

Dosage: Take two capsules two times a day, after having the meals.

2. Vatsakadi Churna

It is one of the most effective formulations for treating pancolitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases.

This churna is a combination of various ulcer healing herbs like Dhania (Coriander sativum), Anar(Punica granatum), Choti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Bilva (Aegle marmelos) , Kutaz(Holarrhena antidysenterica). These herbs work together and maintain various metabolic reactions. This churna helps to heal the ulcers and managing the bleeding with stool. It thus helps to restore the healthy state of the intestines and relieving the symptoms.

Dosage: You can take this either directly with plain water, i.e. 1 tbs twice daily.

Or put 1 tbs in 400 ml of water, boil it, until it remains 50ml. Strain the residue and drink the water. Do it twice daily and every time makes it fresh.

3. Pitta Balance

Pitta balance is a formulation of various classical calcium compounds, which play an important role in controlling the bleeding. They provide a cooling effect to the body. Ingredients used in Pitta balance are Coral Calcium, pearl calcium, Agate calcium, and three more ayurvedic calcium compounds.

This formulation prepared by planet Ayurveda is made with pure plant cellulose, without using any chemicals. Pitta balance also acts as a blood purifier and helps to keep the skin healthy.

It is so helpful that bleeding stops within the first few dosages of this medicine without giving any side effects. The inflammation process reverses back towards the cure.

Dosage: 1 Capsule is to be taken two times daily, with plain water after having the meals.

4. Kutazghan Vati

It is also called as antidysentrica. It is so wonderful that it has the natural power to stop all kinds of diarrhea.

It helps to burn the endotoxins also called 'Ama'. It thus stops the inflammation and helps in healing the ulcers.

Dosage: 2 tablets are to be taken two times a day with plain water, after having the meals.

COMPLETE E-BOOK ON ULCERATIVE COLITIS BY DR. VIKRAM CHAUHAN

Amazing Health Benefits of Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Modern science now verifies what Ayurveda has said for thousands of years i.e. ghee has lot of health benefits and is good for the mind and spirit.

It is used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic healing practices. Ghee is one of the powerful healing foods out there.

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WHAT IS GHEE?

Ghee is a type of clarified butter, differs slightly in its production. It originated in ancients India and is commonly used in south Asian cuisines, traditional medicine, and religious rituals.

Ghee is prepared by simmering butter, which is churned from cream and removing the liquis residue.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF GHEE

Ghee may be composed primarily of fat, but it also contains significant levels of vitamin A, vitamin E and Vitamin D in addition to other fatty acids like conjugated linoleic acid and butyric acid, both of which have significant health benefits in the body.

BENEFITS OF GHEE

According to Ayurveda, cow ghee is full of essential nutrients, fatty acids, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidants, and antiviral properties. It is cool, sweet and full of saturated fat.

Benefits Of Desi Ghee For Skin And Hair

  • Moisturizes Skin: It acts as a good moisturizer for the skin.
  • Nourishes Skin: It nourishes the skin, provides fair complexion and fights with the dryness of the skin if massaged on daily basis before bath.
  • Nourishes Scalp: It provides nourishment to the scalp, moisturize it and make the hair silky, black, smooth, strong and lengthy if massaged before the hair wash.
  • Promotes Wound Healing: It is a very good home remedy for the treatment of burns as it enhances the wound healing process without leaving any mark.

Benefits Of Desi Ghee For Heart

  • Maintain Blood Cholesterol Level: It lowers the bad blood cholesterol level thus helps the heart in functioning well without overload.
  • Prevents Arteries From Calcium Deposition: Vitamin K2 found in it helps in preventing from calcification of arteries by reducing the calcium deposition in the arteries.

Benefits Of Desi Ghee For Weight Loss

  • Improve Metabolism: It is a good source of CLA means conjugated linoleic acid which enhances the rate of metabolism thus aids in the weight management strategy and reduces the belly fat.
  • Lower The Insulin Resistance: CLA found in it helps in lowering the insulin resistance, manages weight and prevents the onset of diabetes.
  • Prevents Unnecessary Fat Depositions: It has no hydrogenated oils thus does not lead to the extra and unnecessary fat deposition.

Benefits Of Desi Ghee For Weight Gain

Enhances Body Weight: Eating desi ghee regularly on daily basis in good amount helps in enhancing body weight as it increases the muscle mass and bone density instead of depositing unnecessary fat in the body.

Benefits Of Desi Ghee For Digestive System

  • Improves The Absorption Of Fat-soluble Vitamins: It enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and it contains lower chain fatty acids because of which it gets easily absorbed and metabolized.
  • Promotes Digestion Process: It makes the digestive process easy by enhancing the metabolism.
  • Stimulates Digestive Acids Secretion: It adds a lot in the digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive acids from the stomach.
  • Treat Digestive Disorders: It helps in curing constipation, ulcer and other digestive disorders.

Benefits Of Desi Ghee For Immune System

  • Boots Immune System: It increases body resistance for various infection and diseases by boosting the immune system.
  • Prevents From Infection: It acts as a strong antimicrobial, anticancer and antiviral agent and thus boosts the immunity to get prevented from various problems.

Benefits Of Desi Ghee For Brain, Nervous System And Bones

  • Promotes Bone Growth: It is the richest source of fat soluble vitamins which are very essential for the healthy growth and development of bone and brain to maintain the normal functioning.
  • Prevents Diseases: It prevents disorders like ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and neurological disorders.
  • Promotes Brain Tissue Development: It helps in utilizing more essential minerals for the development of brain tissue and nervous system and repairing of other body tissue.
  • Induces Sex Hormones Production: It strengthens the bones, teeth, cartilages and enhances the production of sex hormones.
  • Prevents The Risk Of Chronic Arthritis: It prevents the occurrence of chronic arthritis and other bone problems.

Benefits Of Desi Ghee For Kids

  • Promotes Better Health: It provides better nourishment to the kids for their healthy growth and development of bones, teeth, muscles, and brain.
  • Boosts Body Energy: It provides instant energy to them to fulfill their body requirements of the energy as they need more energy than other age groups.
  • Strengthens Body: It enhances their eyesight, immunity level, memory power, strong muscle, and bones.
  • It prevents the malnutrition and fat-soluble vitamins deficiency syndromes.
  • Improve Memory Power: It helps to increase the memory power among kids.

Benefits Of Desi Ghee During Pregnancy

  • Provides Proper Nourishment To Mother And Baby: Provides proper nourishment to the women during pregnancy as she needs more vitamins, fatty acids, and minerals for the normal growth and development of her infant.
  • Prevents Baby From Birth Disorder: It helps in preventing the infant from birth defects like spinal and bone disorders and malnutrition.

Reduces Inflammation

It reduces inflammations by reducing the leukotriene secretion as well as prostaglandin and thus prevents redness, itching, and swelling etc.

Delays Aging

It slows down the early aging process.

Do Not Have A Negative Reaction

People sensitive to the casein or lactose can enjoy ghee as it has no negative reactions to the health.

Fights With Free Radicals

Use ghee to boost your daily dose of antioxidants: Ghee contains carotenoids and vitamins A and E. These antioxidants promotes skin cell growth, good vision, and immune system health, as well as reduce the risk of certain cancers and heart disease.

Source Of Essential Micro Nutrients

It is the excellent source of micronutrients like vitamin K2 and CLA which are not easily found in other food sources.

Treats Nose Bleeding

It helps in checking nose bleeding if drops of it are inserted to the nostril.

Slow Down The Growth Of Cancerous Cells

It contains a fatty acid called butyric acid which is antiviral in property and helps in fighting with the growth of cancerous cells.

Other Health Benefits Of Desi Ghee

  • It helps in treating alcoholism, vaginal pain, epilepsy, and fever.
  • It helps in the proper digestion of the fat-soluble vitamins, maintain eye vision and prevents bone ailments.
  • It provides nourishment to the nerves and brain and strengthens the immune system.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Deep Brain Stimulation By Ayurvedic Herbs

Nowadays deep brain stimulation has come up as a rescuer for patients suffering from different conditions like Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, dystonia, obsessive compulsive disorder, dementia and many more to be named. In modern concept, it is done by implanting electrodes in the specific areas of the brain. The implanted electrodes produce the electrical impulses which are able to regulate abnormal electrical impulses produced in the medical conditions mentioned above. But as this is an unnatural way of generating the normal impulses, it can cause many harms to the brain. It can affect cells and chemicals in the brain causing serious problems. Although it is minimally invasive surgery as like other surgical procedures butit also has many risks like bleeding in the brain, lead misplacement, infection, heart problems, and stroke. Even in the worst cases, it can pose dangerous hardware complications like the erosion of lead wire producing serious complications. So even it is considered as a lifesaver for many, people hesitate to go for it due to the side effects and risk factors.

Deep Brain Stimulation By Ayurvedic Herbs

However, Ayurveda has an answer for this. Let's take Parkinson's disease and know how Ayurveda can do deep brain stimulation by natural herbs to treat Parkinson's disease and similar situations.

Reference: Charak samhita, chikitsa sthanam, chapter no. 28, shloka no. 19

Meaning: When the pre-nosological state of this disease comes, it is considered as its symptoms. Symptoms do not remain same, due to imbalance of Vata there is rigidity, constriction or trembling in the body. Due to vitiation of Vayu body becomes loose and seems to be weightless.

Parkinson's disease in Ayurveda is known as Kampavata. It is a neurological disorder which affects people above 65 years of age usually and is considered to be one of the most common degenerative diseases in the elderly. Due to its characterizing symptom, i.e. tremor, it is known by various names in Ayurvedic literature like Kampavata, vepathu, sirakampa, kampana and spandin. All of these names denote tremors.

Nidana or cause of Parkinson's disease is illustrated in detail in Ayurvedic literature. With the growing age, apana vayu (a subtype of Vata) starts accumulating and becomes vitiated which combines with Vata and overflows into the circulation. This overflowing Vata distributes in the rasa dhatu which eventually leads to symptoms like dryness of membranes in the whole body. This vitiated Vata starts to relocate in the portions of the body which are already weak and as the brain is weak in elderly people it starts to accumulate in the brain. In brain Vata starts to damage the cells, presenting with the signs and symptoms like tremors and coordination issues. As Vata increases it causes diminishing of Kapha and also sometimes there can involvement of Pitta dosha too. People with Vata and Pitta Prakriti are more prone to develop Parkinson's disease as compared to Kapha Prakriti.

Ayurvedic treatment focuses on balancing the vitiated Vata Dosha. Natural herbs are used for the treatment and deep brain stimulation in this condition. There are various herbs which have an amazing effect on the brain stem cells and help them to revive and work properly. Mainly the Vata pacifying and ojas building herbs are used. These natural herbs rejuvenate and nourish the brain stem cells. Ayurveda gives a holistic approach for Parkinson's disease. Some of the amazing herbs which work as a deep brain stimulator are:

  1. Brahmi or Bacopa monnieri sharpens and strengthens the brain and its cells by protecting the brain cells and also supporting and increasing the production of the chemicals which are responsible for the memory and learning ability of a person. As we know that in Parkinson's disease dopamine, a chemical is produced which sends a signal to nerve cells. Hence Brahmi treats this condition by increasing the production of the dopamine.
  2. Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera offers long-lasting amazing effects in the brain. Researchers have found ashwagandha to be very effective in treating neurological diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. In ancient Ayurvedic literature, this herb is termed as medhya rasayana, i.e. a herb which provides and supports long life and improves mental capacity too.
  3. Gotu kola or Centella asiatica balances the levels of neurotransmitter in the brain. It also has anti-inflammatory effects on the whole body and also treats depression and Parkinson's disease. Gotu kola has both the action stimulating and sedating effects.
  4. Shankhpushpi or Convolvulus microphyllus is commonly known as a brain tonic and considered as the best rasayana among the other two. It promotes intellect and memory. This natural herb also helps to treat sleeplessness, high blood pressure, anxiety, and stress.

These herbs work amazingly and help to stimulate the stem cells in the brain without any surgical procedure. Planet Ayurveda is a renowned Ayurvedic center which offers certain herbal products manufactured from pure herbs to treat Parkinson's disease. These products are purely vegetarian and are not tested on any animal. All the products in this are free from dyes, fillers, additives, preservatives and any other type of chemicals. It has proved to treat many similar cases successfully. The herbal products in this pack are completely Ayurvedic and are prepared by following strict Ayurvedic principles.

Parkinson's Care Pack

Deep Brain Stimulation By Ayurvedic Herbs

1. Brahma Rasayana

As its name denotes that it is herbal formulation offered by God himself to relieve human sufferings. It is full of amazing herbs that stimulates the brain like Shankhpushpi, amla, haridra, giloy etc. Brahma rasayana helps in maintaining healthy nerves and works as a tonic for them. Using it on a regular basis helps to develop and maintain good physical and mental stamina.

Dosage- 1-2 teaspoonful after breakfast with milk.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

These capsules are prepared from standardized extract of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) herb which is a wonderful supplement for mental as well as physical well being. It supports mental health and also improves the functioning of the cells in the whole body.

Dosage- 2 capsules two times daily after meals.

3. Brahmi Chywanprash

This herbal Chywanprash is purely natural and is made from a blend of 48 amazing herbs like amla, brahmi etc. It supports healthy brain and helps to maintain its normal functioning. This is a nervine tonic.

Dosage- 2-3 teaspoonful two times daily after meals.

4. Zandopa granules

It is full of a natural source of L-dopa. Unlike synthetic L-dopa, it is free from side-effects and can be used in the long term. It replenishes the stores of dopamine which gets depleted in Parkinson's disease. Zandopa granules improve and relieve all the signs and symptoms of this disease.

Dosage- 1 teaspoonful two times daily after meals.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ayurvedic treatment of Hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic and rare skin condition which present itself in the form of painful, small lumps under the skin which results in scarring. These lumps usually occur in place of sweat glands near the hair follicle. Areas which rub together usually is the place for this rare skin disease like near buttocks, groin, armpit, and breasts. These lumps develop, breaks, open resulting in a tunnel-like formation under the skin. Hidradenitis suppurativa usually develop after puberty and worsen with all the passing time. It also affects daily life and emotional well-being of the patient. Hence, early intervention is necessary. Advanced cases of this skin disease can result in depression and scarring.

hidradenitis suppurativa

WHAT SIGN AND SYMPTOMS CAN BE PRESENT IN HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA?

Hidradenitis suppurativa affects the areas which are full of sweat glands like groin and armpits. This skin condition also affects the areas which rub together like buttocks, inner thighs, and breasts. It may be present in a single area or may include a number of areas of the body. Some of the common sign and symptoms are seen in this skin condition are:

  • Blackheads in small pitted areas, usually in pairs.
  • Bumps usually enlarge and break to open, pus drains out.
  • Drained pus have a foul smell.
  • Burning and itching in the bumps.
  • Bumps appear in the areas which gets rub into each other.
  • Lumps are painful.
  • Lumps become harder with time, becomes enlarged and inflamed.
  • For many years these lumps persist on their place, converting into the scar and then again showing up.
  • With passing time tunnels develop under the skin in these lumps.
  • If healing occurs in few cases then it is very slow and pus keeps on draining.

Hidradenitis suppurativa commonly starts after puberty and can occur up to 40 years of age. It starts as a single bump which is painful and hard. This bump keeps lurking there for weeks and months. When it finally heals, that too very slowly leaves a scar behind and comes up again. In some cases, over time disease becomes worse and covers many areas of the body. In a few cases, these lumps can get infected resulting in secondary infection.

WHAT CAN BE THE CAUSES OF HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA?

The exact cause of this rare skin disease is unknown but the blocked hair follicles are the identified reason for the lump formation. Some of the associated factors are:

  • Obesity and smoking have been found to be strongly associated with Hidradenitis suppurativa. These two factors worsen the condition of the patient.
  • As Hidradenitis suppurativa occurs commonly after puberty and up to menopause. Hence, this shows that the role of sex hormones is also main cause in the pathogenesis of it.
  • People prone to acne and suffering from hirsutism are also at the risk of having Hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • People with Crohn's disease may get affected to it usually near the anal area or groin region.
  • It is a noninfectious skin disease and commonly linked to poor hygienic conditions.
  • The familial tendency is also part of Hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Women are more prone to this skin disease than men.

WHAT COMPLICATIONS CAN BE POSED IN HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA?

As said earlier, early intervention and proper treatment are very necessary otherwise it can lead to many diseases like:

  • Bacterial infection can occur in the leaking lumps.
  • Healing of the lump occurs but leaves a scar, pit, or dark color patch.
  • When affecting thighs and armpits, scarred areas can be painful and may limit the movements of the patient.
  • As at the site of Hidradenitis suppurativa, there are many lymph nodes and scarring at that place may cause hindrance to the drainage of the lymph resulting in swelling of the affected area.
  • Due to the foul-smelling pus drainage the patient feels embarrassed and become reluctant to go out in public places resulting in depression or sadness.
  • In advanced cases of Hidradenitis, suppurativa patient may develop cancer, i.e. squamous cell carcinoma.

HOW CAN HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA BE DIAGNOSED?

There is no specific or exact way to diagnose this disease. Complete case history may reveal the case of Hidradenitis suppurativa. There are no laboratory tests which can help to diagnose it. But the culture of the pus may show the absence of any bacteria, ruling out any of the bacterial infection.

HOW CAN HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA BE TREATED?

In the conventional system of medicine there is no specific or permanent treatment of Hidradenitis suppurativa. Usually, antibiotics, injections of steroids and hormonal therapy is suggested.

WHAT IS THE AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE OF HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA?

According to Ayurveda Hidradenitis suppurativa is inverse acne that is an autoimmune disease which occurs due to the vitiation of Pitta and Kapha dosha and Rakta dosha. This aggravation of the doshas and vitiation of blood occur in the people who have incompatible diet, people with no fixed timings of having meals, heavy food intake, excessive smoking, and alcohol consumption.

Reference - Charak samhita, chikitsa sthanam, Kusht chikitsadhaya 7, shloka no. 9 and 10

Meaning - Due to all the said reasons Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha gets aggravated and vitiates blood and muscle tissues. So there are 7 groups of things which get vitiate and causes skin disease. Due to the vitiation of these seven things 18 types of skin diseases occur. There is always involvement of more than one dosha.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA

I recommend this blend of a very effective group of herbal remedies which specifically target this disease pathogenesis and treat it successfully.

1. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin is the active component of turmeric which is responsible for anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties of turmeric. Curcumin capsules are prepared from standardized extract of Curcumin which helps to relieve inflammation and initiate the healing in the body.

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

2. Radiant Skin, Hair, Nails Formula

These capsules are made from standardized extracts of various amazing herbs like manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Pittpapda (Fumaria officinalis), etc. which works to annihilate any kind of ailment of skin, hair and nails. In this disease it treats the damaged skin cells and promote growth of new cells.

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

3. Gandhak Rasayan

These tablets are prepared from extract of purified sulphur (Shuddh gandhak). It helps to keep the skin hydrated and treats various skin diseases by eliminating the toxins from the body.

Dosage- 2 tabs twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Kaishore Guggul

These herbal tablets are made from extracts of various herbs like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhatki (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) etc. which works together to boost up the immunity of the body and relieve inflammation.

Dosage- 2 tabs thrice daily after meals with plain water.

5. Manjishtha Capsules

These capsules are prepared from standardized extracts of Rubia cordifolia (Manjishtha) which contains anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, relieves inflammation and also increases the growth of new cells.

Dosage- 2 caps twice daily after meals.

A Mixture of following sachets, make into 60 sachets and consume them for 1 month

  1. Praval Pishti - 5gm
  2. RasManikya - 2gm
  3. Rajat bhasma - 5gm
  4. Akik pishti - 5gm
  5. Swarna makshik Bhasma - 10gm
  6. Giloy satva - 10gm
  7. Kamdudha ras - 5gm
  8. Swarn Gairik - 5gm
  9. Akik pishti - 10gm
  10. Jahar mohra pishti - 5gm
  11. Navrattan kalpamrit ras - 2gm

A Mixture of all these made into 60 sachets and consume 1 sachet twice daily with syrup; Dermoplan syrup, Mahamanjishthadi kwath and Syp. Khadirarishtha

NOTE

  • Avoid milk, milk products, and sour fruits.
  • Consume fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • In case of children give half of this dose.

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How Can We Manage Parkinson's Or Kampavata ?

Parkinson's is a neurological disorder where the degenerative changes often impair the sufferer's motor and sensory functions. The cause of this disease is unknown.

It is a progressive disease of the elderly which commonly affects the males than females.

parkinsons disease, kampavata, How Can We Manage Parkinson's

In Ayurveda, this disease is called as 'Kampavta'. It is one among Vata Nanatamaja Vyadhi's. That means definitely there will be vitiation of Vata dosha. It is a Vata Pradhan Tridoshaj Vyadhi. Vata is responsible for all the movements in the body. Because of that, the symptoms pertain to the locomotory system.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE?

Still, the cause of this disease is unknown. As we know, this disease is a result of reduced production of Dopamine in the Brain-stem.

A Lack of dopamine affects our gait and produces rigidity in the body.

According to Ayurveda, vata is the cause, so all the factors which are responsible for vitiation of Vata dosha are causative factors of this disease.

  • Genetic factors.
  • Few drugs - Ethanol etc.
  • History of neuron-degenerative diseases like – Alzheimer's disease.
  • History of head trauma.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Mostly, higher mental functions are affected. They are -

  1. Kampa (Tremors) – Usually patient complains of shaking hands thus, unable to hold things properly. Most of them show 'pill rolling tremors'.
  2. Stambha (Rigidity) – The patient feels stiffness in the muscles.
  3. Vak vikruti (Dysarthria) – Slurred speech that can be difficult to understand.
  4. Dementia – Reduced memory.
  5. Cognitive dysfunction – The loss of intellectual function.
  6. Loss of facial expressions – This is because of muscular rigidity.
  7. Gait abnormalities – The person is unable to walk in the usual way.
  8. Depression.
  9. Drooling of saliva.

INVESTIGATIONS

Diagnosis is completely made on clinical signs and symptoms. The following investigations may help in diagnosis.

  1. CT scan
  2. MRI
  3. PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  4. Levodopa drug challenge test

On a clinical basis we can try some supportive tests like -

  • Romberg's sign

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT ASPECT

It is caused by vitiated Vata Dosha. So, Vatahara treatment should be given to these patients. Initially, we should start with the medicines which are capable enough to pacify Vata dosha, later on, switch to rejuvenating medicines.

  1. Nidana Parivarjana – Avoid vata vitiating factors.
  2. Shodhana Chikitsa (Purification measures) – Shodhana chikitsa helps to eliminate toxins from the body and balances Tridoshas.
  3. Abhyanga (Full body massage) and Shiro Abhyanga (Head Massage)
  4. Shiro Dhara (Gently pouring liquids over the forehead)
  5. Swedana (Sudation therapy).
  6. Nasya karma (Nasal drops)
  7. Basti (Medicated Enema)

These therapies help to pacify the vata dosha in our body and also help to rejuvenate the neurons. For these therapies we can use – Bala-ashwagandha oil, Ksheerbala oil, Bhringamlaki oil and Mahanarayan oil.

Shamana Chikitsa (Internal Medications)

  • Kappikachu (Mucuna pruriens) – Kappikachu or Kounch beej is the main herb for treating Parkinsonism. In Mucuna Pruriens, the main compound is levodopa or L-dopa. 'Levodopa' a precursor to dopamine which is reduced in patients of Parkinson's.
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) – It has mainly rejuvenating property and acts as a nerve tonic. Ashwagandha is available in the form of tablets or churana's. Dosage – one teaspoon or one tablet twice daily along with milk.
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus) – Slurred speech is observed in these patients, to improve that Vacha churna is beneficial.
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) – It is a brain tonic, which helps to rejuvenate neurotransmitters producing cells.
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) – It helps to balance Tridoshas.
  • Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) – It is a balaya medicine.
  • Pippali (Pipper longa) – Enhances immunity.  Pippali acts as a catalyst, if used with other medicines it will enhance their function.
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) - Effective in cerebral abnormalities.
  • Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianam) – It has balaya and bruhana quality, which supports our nervous system.
  • Kushmand (Benincasa hispida) – It is also one of the Medhya medicine explained in our classics.
  • Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) – Brahmi helps in treating dementia.
  • Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) – Jatamansi actively leads to improvement in learning ability and memory.
  • Dashmoola – dashmoola means 10 herbal roots. It is a very effective formulation to pacify Vata dosha. The ingredients are- bilwa, agnimantha, shyonak, patla, gambhar, bruhati, kanthakari, shalparni, prishnaparni, gokshura.
  • Triphala – Haritaki, vibhitaki and amla are the three medicines which have laxative properties. Usually, patients of Parkinson's complain of constipation. Even clears the channels by removing the toxins from the body.
  • Amla (Indian gooseberry) – It is a Vayasthapaka herb. It is also an antioxidant rich fruit, thus helps to rejuvenate the neurons and even increases the dopamine production.
  • Rasona (Allium sativum) –  Rasona helps to clear the channels as it has tikshana, ushna, sukshma and vata - kapha shamak properties.

WHAT ARE THE HOME REMEDIES FOR PARKINSON'S ?

1. One should take a diet which is rich in beta carotene like kushmand (Pumpkin) and all gourd family vegetables.

2. One should add flax seeds (Linum usitatissimum) in the diet.

3 .Complete treatment requires the proper diet and lifestyle management. Try to avoid the diet which is very light, cold and dry. As laghu (lightness), sheet (cold) and ruksha (dryness) are the qualities of Vata dosha. There is a clear reference regarding the qualities of vata -

qualities of vata

Reference – Ashtanga hrudya / Sutrasthana / Ayushkamya adhaya / Chapter no. 1 / Shloka no. 10

Meaning – The meaning of this shloka goes as – ruksha (dryness), laghu (lightness), sheeta (coldness), sukshma (enters minute channels) and chala (always moving) are the qualities of vata. So, one should avoid the foods and their routine works which aggravates these qualities in your body.

4. Adding milk along with ghee in your diet is helpful.

5. Consumption of shali (Old rice), godhuma (wheat), lashuna (garlic) proven to be beneficial in this condition.

6. This disease affects your ability to move, but exercise can help to keep muscles strong and flexible.

7. Avoid peas, fermented foods, citrus fruits, and unwholesome diet.

8. Adding head and foot massage in your routine is beneficial.

9. One must indulge themselves in Meditation and Yoga.

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