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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Ayurveda

Bipolar disease is also known as manic-depressive illness which is a brain disorder that causes unusual shift in mood, energy levels, activity levels and the ability to carry out day to day tasks.

The symptoms of bipolar disorder are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes from time to time.

It includes depression which involves sad or hopeless or loss of interest in most of the activities. When the mood of the patient shifts to mania, patient may feel euphoric, irritable or full of energy. These mood swings can affect person's day to day activities such as lack of sleep, judgment, behaviour, ability of the person to think clearly etc.

This condition is mainly seen in individuals who have low strength or energy, weak immune system, excess dryness in brain and nervous system, lack of managerial abilities etc.

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In Ayurveda, the description of mental disorders fall under the category Unmada.

According to Ayurveda, Bipolar manifests due to imbalances in all the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha that govern the body as well as mind.

  1. But, more specifically, the cause is vitiated Vata (samanavayu) as in the mind, the role of samanavayu is to balance and stable the other types of Vata and when it is disrupted, a person loses his control over thoughts and feelings.
  2. The Vatadosha also affects sensory impressions and circulation in the nervous system which hamper mental properties of the mind such as satva, rajas and tamas.
  3. In susceptible individuals, bipolar disorder is amplified by low ojas and high Vatadosha in the mind and nervous system.


Depending on the types of bipolar disorder, symptoms can vary which can cause unpredictable changes in the mood and behaviour and results in significant distress and difficulty.

Some Of The Symptoms Are:

  • Increased activity, energy or agitation
  • Abnormal upbeat, jumpy or wired
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Unusual talkativeness
  • Distractibility
  • Racing thoughts
  • Poor decision making

Bipolar Disorder also includes a major depressive episode that includes symptoms that are severe enough to cause noticeable difficulty in day to day activities.

Some Of The Symptoms Are:

  • Marked loss of interest in almost all the activities.
  • Sleeping too much or insomnia
  • Slow behaviour or restlessness
  • Feelings of inappropriate guilt
  • Loss of energy
  • Significant weight loss

Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder In Children:

Children and teenagers may have distinct major depressive or hypomanic episodes.

The most prominent signs of bipolar disorder in children and teenagers include severe mood swings that are different from usual mood swings.


The modern treatment for bipolar disorder includes the prescription of mood stabilizers and anti-depressants but these medications have countless side effects and not enough research is available on how they affect the mind and body in the long term.


Ayurveda is reckoned for its potential to regulate the mood swings. The Ayurvedic treatment for bipolar disorder includes increasing the ojas and reducing the stressors.

Planet Ayurveda has wide range of herbal remedies to balance the doshas, reducing stress, enhancing immunity and building stability in activities. These remedies are natural which prevent the patient's need to depend on habit forming medications.


  1. Brahmi Capsules
  2. Stress Support Capsules
  3. Medhya Churna

Bipolar Care Pack

herbal remedies for bipolar disorder treatment

1. Brahmi Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Brahmi Capsules are prepared using the standardized extract of the herb Bacopa monnieri. Brahmi works well in bipolar disorder by enhancing memory power and balancing mood swings because of its sedative and stimulant properties.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Stress Support

As the name suggests, these capsules help individuals to deal with stress, depression and anxiety. Stress Support Capsules are a unique product of Planet Ayurveda that builds up ojas and balance the Vata dosha responsible for bipolar disorder. These capsules are also useful in boosting memory, concentration etc.

Ingredients Of Stress Support Capsules Are:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

Botanical Name





200 mg




200 mg




100 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Medhya Churna

Medhya Churna is a wonderful product of Planet Ayurveda which is prepared from the herbs that are rich in anti-oxidants and useful in memory loss, insomnia, nervousness, uncontrolled thoughts etc. This churna also builds up the immunity and rejuvenates brain and nervous system.

Ingredients Of Medhya Churna Are:

Sr. No.

Botanical Name

Common Name




Acorus calamus



50 gm


Withania somnifera



5 gm


Carum roxburghianum



5 gm


Cuminum cyminum



5 gm


Carum carvi

Krishna Jeerak


5 gm


Zingiber officinale



5 gm


Piper nigrum



5 gm


Piper longum



5 gm


Cissampelos pareira



5 gm


Convolvulus pluricaulis



5 gm


Bacopa monnieri



5 gm

Dose: Half to 1 tsf, twice a day with plain water after meals


  1. Avoid stimulants such as intake of recreational drugs, caffeine, smoking etc.
  2. Intake of warm water is recommended.
  3. Vata pacifying foods such as whole grains, oils, cooked vegetables, sweet and salty foods are advised.
  4. Oil massage with warm oil such as sesame oil is recommended. A gentle head massage helps to relax the mind.
  5. Meditation for 15-20 minutes on regular basis is recommended.
  6. Breathing Exercise is also recommended as mind has a very close relation with breathing.
  7. Intake of coffee, tea, white flour products, chocolates, deep fried foods, white sugar products are not recommended.

Hence, Ayurveda offers a multitude of holistic ways of approaching the bipolar disease in a healthy and natural way.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Role of Terminalia arjuna In Coronary Artery Disease

Terminalia Arjuna, a special herb that acts as a cardiac tonic, manages all the cardiovascular problems of the humans. It is a plant that belongs to the Combretaceae family under the kingdom Plantae. Arjuna usually grows around river banks and is commonly found in Bangladesh, West Bengal and various places in all over India. The widely useful part in the treatment is the bark of the Arjuna tree.

Role of Terminalia arjuna In Coronary Artery Disease


As per Ayurveda, this quotation defines the properties of the herb Arjuna.

Health benefits of Terminalia arjuna

Reference: Bhava Prakasha Nighantu / Vatadi Varga / Shloka no. 27

Arjuna is also called as kakumbha, it is astringent in taste, cold in potency, act as a cardiac tonic, and also useful in various diseases such as tuberculosis, blood disorders, diabetes, alleviates adipose deposition, manages kapha and pitta disorders and even promotes the faster wound healing.


This herb contains the active contents – calcium carbonate, tannins, glycosides, sodium and even traces of chlorides, etc.

Basically, Arjuna has the following qualities: Cardiac protective and stimulant, Antihyperglycemic, Anti-hypertensive, Wound healing, Anti-ischemic, Anti-atherogenic, Antihyperlipidemic, Anti-thrombotic, Antihemorrhagic, etc. Hence, beneficial in treating various heart problems.


As discussed earlier, Arjuna is a cardiac tonic hence plays a major role in dealing with all the problems related to the heart. In the case of Coronary artery disease (CAD) the blood flow to the heart muscles get reduced or hampered which commonly occurs due to plaque formation in the arteries of the heart. This develops various consequences in the body such as angina, myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac arrest, heart failure, etc. To deal with all these things Arjuna is an herb of choice. Moreover, there are various risk factors that can develop this problem like obesity, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, etc. This herb is also beneficial to manage these risk factors as well as complications.

Alleviates Cholesterol Level

Terminalia arjuna directly acts on ‘Meda dhatu’ in the body that means it alleviates the fat deposition. In subtle form Cholesterol is also a derivative of fatty acid. Here, indirectly fats can be considered as a low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Because of its bitter, pungent, and astringent taste, it cuts off the growth of plaques in the arteries or even dissolves and digest them from the blood stream as a toxin (ama).


This herb is cold in potency and can manage pita dosha in our body and reduces the tension of blood against the arteries and manages blood pressure. Basically, it is due to the anti-hyperlipidemic property.

Thrombolytic Agent

Any clot in the arteries if developed, can be easily managed by the use of Arjuna bark. Moreover, this herb has an anti-thrombotic property which clears the channels of coronary arteries.

Cardiac Stimulant

Being a cardiac stimulant, Terminalia arjuna stimulates the functions of the heart. Maintains the ejection fraction of the heart thereby maintains the proper blood supply to the cardiac muscles and prevents coronary vascular diseases.

Cardiac Tonic

This herb is full of antioxidants hence prevents the body from free radical damage. It acts as a cardiac protector hence provides strength to the heart. It maintains the normal structure as well as the function of the heart.

Maintains The Health Of Cardiac Vessels

Anti-atherogenic property of Arjuna helps to maintain the tonicity of the blood vessels. Maintains the consistent and rhythmic flow of blood to all the major as well as minor arteries.

Reduces Inflammation

Due to its anti-inflammatory property it can reduce the inflammation of the heart and blood vessels. It also eliminates the extra accumulated fluid in the cardiac region due to its anulomaka property. Thus it manages the coronary heart problem by balancing the kapha and pitta dosha in the body.

Heals The Wound

Due to the presence of kashaya (astringent) taste it has Vrana ropak property. It can heal the lumen or inner layers of the arteries which are usually eroded during the extraction of plaques.

Planet Ayurveda offers various products containing Terminalia arjuna for management of coronary artery diseases. They offer "Heart Care Pack". This pack includes:

  1. Total Heart Support
  2. Arjuna Capsules
  3. Arjuna Tea

Heart Care Pack

herbal remedies for coronary artery disease

1. Total Heart Support

These capsules have the main ingredient Arjuna herb in the form of standardized extract around 200 mg in quantity. It contains some other herbs as well such as Ashwagandha, Brahmi, etc. These capsules are beneficial in coronary artery diseases, keeps the blood pressure, cholesterol and other problems under control.

Dosage – 1 to 2 capsules twice daily with plain water, after meals.

2. Arjuna Capsules

The pure extract of the Arjuna herb is utilized in the capsule form. It is widely used in all heart problems. It helps in clearing all the blocked passages or channels of the heart region. Along with this these capsules improves the HDL levels and pacifies the high LDL levels. It provides strength to the whole cardiovascular system.

Dosage – 1 to 2 capsules once or twice daily with plain water, after meals.

3. Arjuna Tea

It is a rich source of CO-Q10 which helps to maintain the normal cardiac functions, maintains the normal blood pressure levels, and lowers the cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This herbal tea can be used on a regular basis to avert the issues related to the cardiac system. It improves the ejection fraction and helps to treat angina, even heart failure.

Usage – Ideal to use 1 or 2 cups daily.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

How air pollution can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases?

Currently, the problem of today's era is pollution that may be either air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, and so on. The problem of pollution has increased within a few years and affected the individual grossly, worldwide. The pollutants in the environment produce various hazards for humans as well as for other species. Nowadays, air pollution have become the cause of the death of various lives. The pollutants can be in gaseous, solid particles or liquid forms. Mostly carbon monoxide, sulfuric oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, ammonia, etc. And the major cause of these pollution are human beings themselves such as over exploitation of natural resources.

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Breathing is a vital function of the body without which we can't survive. During respiration we are inhaling the number of pollutants that accumulates in the body and develop various side effects. These pollutants directly affect the respiratory system and the Cardio Vascular System as inhaled pollutants enter in the lungs and through that into bloodstream i.e enters into cardio vascular system.

Cardiovascular system is a major system in the body on which each and every tissue and organ is dependent because they get nourishment through the blood. This system is highly susceptible to develop various problems. Moreover, air pollution exacerbates the existing heart diseases.


The cardiovascular issues that arise due to air pollution are -

  • Breathlessness – The first and the foremost symptom of the cardiovascular diseases is breathlessness. This happens due to increased load of the pollutants in the blood stream.
  • Angina – Cardiac pain may arise due to over load of the toxins in the blood stream that obstructs the proper supply of the blood to the heart muscles.
  • Arrhythmia – Irregular heart rhythm that arises due to irregular pumping of the heart i.e sometimes heart beats very fast or very slow.
  • Stroke – Air pollution is not the direct cause stroke but it acts as a predisposing factor that triggers the stroke.
  • Hypertension – Often air pollution is a precursor for high blood pressure.


  • Use masks, whenever exposing to external environment.
  • Avoid exposure to highly polluted areas.


Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal and mineral products that are useful in managing this problem:

1. Arjuna Capsules

These capsules are composed of pure extract of Terminalia arjuna that is helpful in treating the cardiovascular problems. It helps to manage the structural and functional deformities of the heart. Even supports the other systems.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules with plain water twice daily after having meals.

2. Immune Booster

These capsules help in increasing immunity of the body. It increases the functions of the immune system and improves the lymphatic drainage thus, eliminates the toxins from the bloodstream and protects the heart from its effects.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules with plain water twice daily after having meals.

3. Curcumin Capsules

Haridra herb has immune modulatory property thus, modulates the functions of cells of respiratory tract and cardio vascular system and hinders the penetration of the pollutants in the mucosal layers of the organs.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules with plain water twice daily after having meals.

4. Aller-G Care

As pollutants develop allergy, to combat it Planet Ayurveda's Aller-G care capsules are quite effective. Thus widely used in case of cardiomegaly if occurs due to any infection.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules with plain water twice daily after having meals.

5. Arjuna Tea

Arjuna tea, a healthy drink that not only enhances functions of the cardio vascular system and also maintains the functions of other systems in our body.

Dosage: 1 cup of tea can be consumed once or twice daily.

“Quality Of Air Matters For Health” So “Plant trees and Purifyair”.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Best and Safe Alternative to Lasix

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Lasix the generic name is furosemide. It is a diuretic and anthranilic acid derivative that help to eliminate the extra fluid from the body by increasing the urine output. It is available in the form of tablets and injections. The main active ingredient of Lasix is furosemide and the other ingredients are starch NF, lactose monohydrate NF, colloidal silicon dioxide NF, etc.

Before going to know about its alternate, let us go through its indications that where we can use Lasix. The prime use is in Edema – In the case of edema, Lasix is the drug of choice especially if edema is associated with congestive cardiac failure, liver cirrhosis, renal problems, etc. And the other main use is in hypertension, to bring down the level of high blood pressure by eliminating the extra amount of fluid from the blood vessels, thus reducing the tension of the blood against the blood vessels that is nothing but hypertension.

Now let us go through the side effects of the Lasix in case of overdosage and prolonged use. If the Lasix is given in extra amount it will lead to various side effects in the body.

The main adverse effect on the body because of over dosage of Lasix is water and electrolyte imbalance. If these Lasix used for prolonged period, it leads to various side effects on the various organs such as kidneys (reduced glomerular filtration, impaired renal functions, impaired cellular structure of nephrons), liver (reduced liver functions, impaired digestion, reduced production of bile, anorexia), develops various gastro intestinal issues like – nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and dysentery, acidity, constipation, etc. And also develops neurological issues like vertigo, dizziness, headache, etc. numerous hypersensitivity reactions and adverse effects such as toxic epidermal necrolysis, anemia, urticaria, thrombophlebitis, etc.

In spite of knowing all the adverse effects, we are using these medicines. Why can’t we adopt safe and natural remedies to heal the body and resolve its issues? Nature has a lot of things to tackle the problems of the body. Infect they are the best and safe alternative to chemicals. Here, let us go through the best and safe alternate to Lasix which was mentioned thousand years ago. Till date, it is safe to use and has effective results in various condition where diuresis is required. The best and safe alternative to Lasix is Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). Punarnava is categorized as a “Mutrala aushadhi” as per Ayurveda. The name of the herb itself justifies its action. ‘Punar’ means again and ‘Nava’ means new that means it’s an herb that rejuvenates or reforms the cellular structure as well as function, hence resolves the problems pertaining to various systems. Punarnava has the following properties and actions on the body, they are -

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Reference: Bhava prakasha Nighantu / Guduchyadi Vrga / Shloka no.233

Punarnava is tikta (bitter) and light to digest, undergoes pungent taste after conversion and is cold in potency. Basically, balances Kapha and Pitta dosha in the body. It is effective in handling all the diseases related to the blood and has diuretic action on the body.

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Punarnava has laghu and saraka (which attributes movements to the fluids in the body) properties and the main active ingredient is "Punarnavine" which has diuretic action on the body. It eliminates the extra accumulated fluid from the extra cellular spaces and intra cellular area which is required in case of edemas. The case of raised uric acid level, creatinine level, bilirubin level, urea level, and high levels of alkaline phosphate can be managed by using Punarnava. Because of its diuretic property along with its pitta balance property it manages high blood pressure level in the body. This herb especially improves the functions of liver and kidneys. Thus beneficial to use in case of hepatomegaly, ascites, congestive cardiac failure, jaundice, hepatitis, inflammatory disorders, blood disorders, etc.

Planet Ayurveda a renowned clinic that offers pure and natural products to alleviate various problems in the body. They manufacture standardized products from the pure extracts of the herb Punarnava which they are formulating in the form of Capsule, Tablet and even in the forms of Powder.

Basically, we can utilize Punarnava capsules instead of Lasix in case of CCF, Renal, Liver and Urinary tract problems. Punarnava mandur is useful when there is a need to correct hemoglobin levels along with diuresis.

As per safety concern, being a safe and best alternative to Lasix this herb is totally pure, natural and safe to use in all the age groups and all the stages of disease conditions.

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  • Punarnava Capsule – 1 to 2 capsules, twice or thrice daily with plain water as per requirement and advisable after the intake of meals.
  • Punarnava mandur – 2 tablets twice or thrice daily with plain water, after the intake of food.
  • Punarnava Powder – ½ to 1 teaspoonful twice or thrice daily with plain water, after the meals.

"We Are The Part Of Nature, and Nothing Can Heal Better Than Nature"

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Hypertension and its management in Ayurveda

In the present times, life has become easy for the man due to modernization but man has also paid for it by becoming prey to many lifestyle disorders. These factors have an impact on the mind as well as homeostasis of the body and lead to many lifestyle disorders such as hypertension, diabetes etc.

As per the World Health Organization (WHO) report, about 40% of the people aged more than 25 years are suffering from hypertension. It is a most potent risk factor for diseases of the heart, brain, kidneys, and peripheral arteries if not managed timely. It is a silent killer as 85% of the patients who have high blood pressure are asymptomatic.

For its management, reducing body weight, healthy lifestyle, quitting smoking, increasing physical exercise are commonly recommended by the physicians.

Hypertension Management in Ayurveda


The oxygenated blood that is ejected out of the heart firstly which is distributed throughout the body and simultaneously the deoxygenated blood returns back to the heart via blood vessels. This return of blood towards the heart is controlled by Vata especially Samana Vata.

Master Charaka has clearly described that Vyana Vata, sub-dosha of Vata dosha constantly forces the blood out of the heart and distributes it throughout the body. Thus, it can be concluded that systolic blood pressure which is attained during the contraction of the heart is controlled by Vyana Vata.

The rate of its pulse generation is controlled by the autonomic nervous system via sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve fibres emerging from the brain. It is the Prana Vata that is situated in the brain and does dhamani dharana (arterial perpetuation). Thus, systolic blood pressure is controlled by Vyana Vata and Prana Vata and they control circulation. In general, Vata controls all the neural mechanisms.

shloka, ancient reference, vyana vata, vyana vata is located in the heart

Reference: Astang Hridayam Sutrasthanam, Chapter No. 12, Shloka No. 6-7

Meaning: Vyana Vata is located in the heart, it speedily moves throughout the body, performs functions such as flexion and extension, opening and closing of eye lids etc. All the activities in the body are regulated by Vyana Vata.

The diastole is attained when the heart muscles relax which occurs when the blood flows through the narrow vessels of the heart and arteries and there is no active push by the heart. Thus, diastolic BP can be considered under the domain of Kapha dosha especially Avalambaka Kapha.

The auto-rhythmicity of the heart is due to the action potential created by the rapid influx of Na+ and Ca++ ions and the efflux of K+ ions across the membranes of SA Node. This mechanism is controlled by Pitta dosha, mainly Sadhaka Pitta situated in the heart.


Most people with high blood pressure have no symptoms even if blood pressure readings have reached high levels.

Some Of The Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure Are:

  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nosebleeds

These signs and symptoms are not specific and not every patient might have them.


Some natural remedies help to stabilize the blood pressure and keep the heart healthy.

Some of the home remedies for the management of Hypertension are:

1. Orange Juice and Coconut Water

These are the good source of potassium. Coconut water reduces the systolic pressure and supports the functioning of cardiac muscles. Mix fresh orange juice with fresh coconut water in the ratio 2:1. Drink ½-1 cup of this juice 2-3 times a day for the treatment of high blood pressure.

2. Watermelon Seeds

An amino acid present in the watermelon seeds lowers the vascular resistance hence helps in lowering down the blood pressure.

Roast 10 gm. watermelon seeds and grind them. Add this powder to the 2 cups of water and boil this mixture for about 10-15 minutes. Strain the liquid and consume twice daily in the morning and evening.

3. Bananas

High salt or sodium in the diet can raise blood pressure. Consume bananas in the diet as they are the rich source of potassium. Potassium counters the ill-effects of excessive sodium in the diet.

4. Pomegranate Juice

Fresh pomegranate juice is also quite effective for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is a rich source of polyphenols which are considered as a rich source of anti-oxidants. It reduces high blood pressure and improves the blood flow to the arteries.

Single Herbs That Are Recommended In The Management Of Hypertension Are:

1. Lasuna (Allium sativum)

It is quite effective in lowering the blood pressure especially the systolic part as it contains compounds that are rich in sulphur. These sulphur containing compounds acts on the nitric oxide which relaxes the arteries and lowers the systolic blood pressure.

2. Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)

Arjuna acts as a best cardiac tonic. This herb corrects the disturbances in circulation and also alleviates stress.

3. Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina)

Sarpagandha is considered as a hypotensive plant. It contains alkaloids such as reserpine but it should be used under medical supervision.

4. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

It is a wonderful herb that provides strength to the muscles of the heart, relieves stress and acts as a rejuvenator.

5. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

This wonderful fruit has immense health benefits because of its rich anti-oxidant properties. Regular use of Amla helps in improving the overall functioning of the heart and reduces cholesterol levels as well.

According to Ayurveda, avoiding the etiological factors of the disease is the first line of management.


  • Practice Pranayama for at least 2-3 minutes in a day.
  • Oil massage is also recommended as it reduces the stress which is one of the major causes of hypertension.
  • Include fruits such as oranges, pomegranate, tender coconut water, vegetables, nuts, beans, celery roots, flaxseeds etc.
  • Avoid the intake of excessive cold, hot, dry, stale, preserved, packed food, heavy to digest, junk foods.
  • Morning walk for 30-45 minutes regularly is recommended.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Ayurvedic Treatment of Sebaceous Cyst

Sebaceous glands are the exocrine glands that secrete the sebum beneath the skin. In Latin, sebum is called as fat or tallow which is a waxy substance that contains triglycerides, waxy esters, metabolites, etc.It helps to lubricate the skin and hair. These glands are abundantly present over the face and scalp but also on other parts except soles and palms.Moreover, there are two types of sebaceous glands, one that is directly connected to the base of hair follicles and the other that exists independently. Meibomian glands (eye glands) and areolar glands (surrounded the nipples) are also the types of sebaceous glands. When the path of the secretion of glands get obstructed or clogged, the sebum starts to deposit over there and forms an elevated swelling beneath the skin that is nothing but a sebaceous cyst. The collected material inside the cysts contains sebum and a few debris.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Sebaceous Cyst, epidermoid cyst


Master Sushruta "The Father Of Surgery" stated that the vitiated tridoshas get localized in dhatus especially, in the mamsa and medadhatuthat in turn obstruct the channels and give rise to an elevated swelling or growth which is termed as a cyst or 'granthi'. If this cyst occurs in the sebaceous glands and in its path, is called as a sebaceous cyst.

Reference – Sushrutasamhita / nidaanstahana/ chapter no. 11/ shloka no.3

Basically, the sebaceous cyst is Kapha Pradhan.


  • Color – As that of skin color
  • Odor – Exudate has foul smell
  • Surface – Usually has a smooth surface
  • Shape – Varies in shape and structure
  • Size – Varies in size
  • Location – Profusely on the face, neck and torso.


  • Obstructionor blocked channels (ducts) is the main cause of sebaceous cysts.
  • Overactive sebaceous glands.
  • Sometimes these cysts are inherited
  • Weak immune system.
  • Trauma or injury on the skin
  • A diet that obstructs the channels is a major culprit for this cyst.
  • Environmental and climatic changes like excessive exposure to dust and mists can obstruct the hair follicles and may develop a sebaceous cyst.
  • Unhygienic conditions can give rise to a sebaceous cyst


  • A protrusion or a lump under the skin.
  • Usually,lumps are painless but sometimes due to the inflammation they become tender.
  • Surrounded skin will be red and warm on touch.
  • The discharge of the cyst appears greyish–white in color which resembles like – cheese.
  • Usually, the cysts are mobile.
  • Mostly, they grow slowly.


On the clinical basis we can diagnose the sebaceous cyst but just to avoid risk, we can go for some investigations to rule out the growth. Some investigations that are helpful, they are -

  • Computed tomography.
  • Biopsy.
  • Nuclear imaging.


  1. Avoiding the root cause.
  2. Detoxification of the body.
  3. Measures to restrict the growth by means of Shaman chikitsa.
  4. Enhancing immunity.
  5. Diet and lifestyle modifications.


These cysts can be effectively managed by the use of natural herbo-mineral combinations. Planet Ayurveda offers various formulations that can resolve the growth of cysts, maintain the sebum production and cleanse the blocked ducts. Planet Ayurveda's medicines are completely pure, free from chemicals, additives and fillers, moreover they are prepared from the standard extracts of herbs. The medicines that are helpful in this condition are –

1. Kanchnaar Guggul

It is an effective classical formulation of Ayurveda which is composed of herbs like – Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata), Amlaki (Emblica officinalis), shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Varuna (Crataeva religosa), etc. that are really effective to cut down the extra growths, cysts or tumors. It helps to seep out the extra sebum from the glands. These tablets also avoid the remission of the disease.

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

2. Arogyavardhani Vati

These tablets are composed of pure extracts of herbs and metals. It contains Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Amlaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shudh gandhak (Purified sulphur), Loha bhasma (Purified iron), Abharaka bhasma (Mica), Tamra bhasma (Copper purified), etc. All these medicines help to stimulate the immune system, maintain equilibrium in all the doshas, maintain hormonal balance, improve liver functions and removeundesirable fats from the body.

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

3. Navkarshik Churna

An amazing herbal powder which is a blend of Neem (Azadirachta indica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Amlaki (Emblica officinalis), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Vacha (Acorus calamus), etc. herbs. They have antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. They eliminate the toxins and debris from the accumulated sacs. Moreover, it helps to cleanse out the ducts and channels of the entire body and also prevents formation and deposition of ama (free radicals or toxins) in the body.

Dosage: ½ to 1 teaspoon with plain or lukewarm water twice daily, after meals.

4. Eranda Oil

It is an effective formulation which is prepared from the roots of ricinus communis plant. This oil is kshaar (alkaline) in nature and has the potency to cut down the extra growths in the body. It can be applied externally as a form of akshaar karma (for cauterization).

Mode of use: External application.


Sometimes surgical incision and drainage of the cysts are required. But there is a probable chance of its reoccurrence.


If not treated on time cyst may end up with the condition - Sebaceous Horn. Gradually, the content of the cyst gets dried and forms a successive layer on the skin and termed as a "sebaceous horn" and another complication that may occur is ulceration of the cyst.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

How Ayurveda Can Treat Pemphigus Vulgaris?

Pemphix means blisters, pemphigus is a disease that is characterized by blisters which are present in the epidermis and mucosa layer, it occurs due to the destruction of healthy cells by our immune system. These blisters may be present on the skin, in the nose, mouth, eyes, ears and genitals. It is a chronic and one among the rare diseases. Pemphigus is of various types, that depend upon the site of blister formed like – pemphigus vulgaris (Usually blisters present within the mouth), pemphigus foliaceus (Blisters or sores on the face and scalp), pemphigus vegetans (Thick sores in the groin and armpit), IgA pemphigus (Blisters affects the whole body but identified by pustules), paraneoplastic pemphigus (These sores may also present throughout the body but it is a rare pemphigus usually it occurs in people with cancer). All these pemphigus start from a particular site but as day's passes, it affects the whole body.

how ayurveda can treat pemphigus vulgaris

According to Ayurveda, it is one among Twak vikar's that can be categorized under "Kshudra kushtha's'. The prime reason for all the skin diseases according to ayurveda is our vitiated Pitta dosha but it is always associated with other doshas. Our mandagni is the reason for the vitiation of these doshas.


The etiology of this disease is still unknown. But some causative factors that are responsible for pemphigus are as follow -

  • Prime culprit of this disease is our immune system – It is already stated that pemphigus is an auto immune disease where our immune system becomes unable to distinguish between the antigens and our healthy cells, thus, our immune system starts producing antibodies against the healthy cells and destructs them.
  • Improper diet and lifestyle are the major cause of all the diseases in our body.
  • Medications – Long term use of corticosteroids and ACE inhibitors are the cause of this disease.
  • Genetic predisposition


  • All the individuals who are suffering from any auto immune disease.
  • Whoever suffering from any kind of allergies they are more prone to develop this disease.
  • Parental history of any kind of skin infections or allergies increases risk of Pemphigus vulgaris.
  • Those who are addicted to alcohol and tobacco are likely to develop it.
  • Incidence of this disease is high in Europe and it is most common in middle-aged and older adults but can affect any age group.


The cardinal sign of this disease is blisters. These blisters are associated with –

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation
  • Usually, blisters are painful but sometimes they may be painless.
  • Hyperesthesia
  • Laceration
  • Pus filled (Pustules)
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Erosion or ulcerations
  • Discoloration of skin
  • Weight loss ultimately leads to malnutrition.


No, it is a non-contagious disease that does not spread from person to person. But it is a hereditary disease that may run from generation to generation.


On a clinical basis we cannot diagnose this disease properly, some investigations are required to evaluate the cause and to confirm the diagnosis. It includes various macroscopic and microscopic evaluations, a few of them are -

  • Microscopic evaluation by biopsy of blisters
  • Complete blood count
  • ESR (Erythrocyte sedimentation rate)
  • Immunoglobulin assay


Here, Ayurveda took lead in managing autoimmune diseases as compared to all the alternate system of medicines, Ayurveda has much more wide availability of medicines and measures to manage the improper or weak immune system. The management strategy of pemphigus vulgaris goes as -

  • Management of the immune system by Rasayana therapy.
  • Detoxify the body
  • Improves Agni
  • Lifestyle and dietary management


Ayurveda can deal this disease with its both the therapies Shamana and Shodhana. Shodhana therapy helps to eliminate the toxins from the body and minimize the chance of reoccurrence as often skin disease relapse quite often. And shaman therapy helps to pacify the symptoms and increases immunity.

Shodhana therapy includes Panchakarma procedures, those procedures which are helpful in pemphigus, they are – Virechana, Vaman, Raktamokshana and basti along with Sthanik Abhyanga.

Shamana therapy (Palliative care) – Planet Ayurveda manufactures pure herbal formulations that are really effective in curing pemphigus vulgaris. These medicines are classically explained and are intact with purity and formed on the basis of standardized principles. They are -

1. Kaishore Guggul

It is one of the famous Ayurvedic classical formulations that helps to deal with chronic and auto immune diseases. It helps to manage pitta and kapha dosha in our body.

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

2. Gandhak Rasayan

The active constituent of this formulation is Gandhaka (Sulphur). It has an anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal property that makes this medicine a perfect solution to treat the skin infections.

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

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

These capsules are helpful to boosts immunity and aids the healing of blisters. It prevents the destruction of healthy cells. It helps to maintain physical as well as mental health.

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

4. Radiant Skin, Hair & Nails Formula

This is a unique preparation of Planet Ayurveda, these capsules contain Rubia cordifolia, Fumaria officinalis, Swertia Chiretta, Aloe barbadensis. All these herbs help to restore the normal texture, tone and color of the skin, hence beneficial in all skin disorders.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water, after meals.

5. Navkarshik Churna

This powder is a blend of amlaki, haritaki, vibhitaki, vacha, neem, manjishtha, katuki, guduchi, daruhaldi. All these herbs help to eliminate toxins from the body, increases agni and are helpful to restore normal physiology.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon twice daily with plain water, after meals.

6. External Application

Neem oil or Nirgundi oil both are helpful in such conditions as they help to heal the outer lining of eroded skin and pacify itching and pain.

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As per our classics the foods which are beneficial to cure skin diseases they are –

diet in skin diseases, ancient reference, shloka

Reference – Charaka samhita / Chikitsa sthana / Kushtha chikitsa / Chapter no. 7 / Shloka no. 82

The meaning of this shloka goes as - Light, green leafy vegetables, bitter foods like bitter gourd, are beneficial in skin diseases. Prefer to take ghrita and food items that are processed with bhalataka, triphala and neem.

Even You Can Use

  • Vegetables - Spinach, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, beetroot, beans, lentils, peas, cucumber, etc.
  • Pulses – Munga daal, arhar daal, etc.
  • Fruits – Figs, pears, peaches, coconut, apples, avocados, etc.
  • Dry fruits – Almonds and walnuts
  • Oil – Use mustard and sesame oil.
  • Spices – Turmeric, basil, coriander, cinnamon

The Diet That Should Be Avoided

  • Avoid spicy sour and fermented foodstuffs.
  • Avoid non-vegetarian, bakery products and packed foods.
  • Avoid milk and milk products

"Maintain hygiene and perform yoga and exercises on a daily basis that helps to strengthen our Immune System".

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Treating Hypertrophic Lichen Planus Through Ayurveda

Lichen planus is a non-contagious, autoimmune disease that may affect any age group. It is an inflammatory skin condition presents with rashes that usually affects wrists, elbows, ankles and groin region. This condition will also affect the inner mucosa layer hence the plaques may also present in the oral cavity or in the vagina. In Lichen planus the rash is characterized by small and polygonal eruptions present with scaly lesions or plaques. Moreover, Lichen planus can occur in various forms like – atrophic, annular, popular, linear, hypertrophic, bullous, pigmented, follicular, actinic, ulcerative or inverse. According to Ayurveda it is one among Kushtha which is a pitta pradhan tridoshaj vydhi.

Treating Hypertrophic Lichen Planus Through Ayurveda


This condition arises due to idiopathic causes but few predisposing factors are-

  1. Dietary factor – Excessive consumption of spicy, salty, oily, junk foodstuffs, etc. aggravates pitta dosha in our body.
  2. Lifestyle factor – Living a sedentary lifestyle, exposure to certain chemicals, suppression of natural urges and even occupational exposure are the causative factors of this condition.
  3. Exposure to various cosmetics, arsenic compounds and certain other chemical compounds.
  4. Long term use of medications like - quinine, steroids, etc. may responsible for auto immune disorders.
  5. Systemic allergy – Allergies related to the respiratory system or other systems are also considered among causes.
  6. Abnormal cell mediates immunity is a reason for this disease.
  7. Genetic predispositions.

According to Ayurveda along with above said factors there are some other factors that are responsible for Kushtha (Lichen planus). They are –

  • Having fish with milk or fruits with milk that may lead to skin problems.
  • Ayurveda considers agni is the prime cause for all the diseases. Thus mandagni is the causative factor.
  • Wrong utilization of Panchakarma procedures.


  • Alcohol and tobacco are the triggering factors.
  • Climatic changes may flare up the condition.
  • Mental stress and strains can provoke this condition.


  • Eruptions with scaly lesions
  • Itching
  • Discoloration of skin
  • Pain
  • Localized inflammation
  • Burning sensation
  • Pustules formation
  • Excessive sweating
  • Laceration


According to Ayurveda the pathogenesis of lichen planus are explained as follow -

Reference – Charaka samhita / Chikitsa sthana / Kushtha chikitsa / Chapter no. 7 / Shloka no. 9

The meaning of this quotation goes as – vitiated tridoshas gets localized and vitiates our twak (skin), rakta (blood), lasika (lymph), mamsa (muscles). These are the 7 prime factors that are responsible for the production of all skin lesions in our body.


This disease can be diagnosed on a clinical basis but some diagnostic modalities are helpful to rule out the cause. They are -

  • Blood tests
  • Immunoglobulin assay
  • Biopsy
  • Tests related to some other systems like - Hepatitis C may be required.


In Ayurveda, this disease can be managed by following these ways -

  • Strengthen the digestive fire
  • Eliminate the toxins
  • Rejuvenate the mucosa layer
  • Enhance immunity

All these things we can achieve by using proper herbal formulations, by detoxification of the body and proper management of diet and lifestyle.


As per our classics, among panchakarma therapies we can advise -

  • Abhyanga – Local massage if done with mahamarichadi oil, manjishthadi oil, nimbadi oil it is proven to be effective in Lichen planus.
  • Virechan –Vaman –Basti is the purificatory procedures that help to detoxify the toxins from the body along with that it also improves the Agni, which is a prime cause for Lichen planus.
  • Raktamokshana – Bloodletting procedure helps to eliminate toxins directly from the blood and improves the local blood circulation. Among raktamokshana, ‘jalokavcharana’ is a better option to be adopted in this condition.
  • Internal Medicines (Shaman Chikitsa) – Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal and mineral formulations that are purely natural and effective in the case of Lichen planus. They are –
  • Herbal Remedies for Lichen Planus

    Herbal Remedies for Lichen Planus, Treatment of Lichen Planus in Ayurveda

1. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak is 'Sulfur' a unique preparation of Ayurveda which is purified and used after processing with several herbal medicines, for several days and under a particular temperature. This gandhak tablets helps to purify the blood and heals the mucosa layer. It helps to increase the cell mediate immunity thus it is an effective medicine in this auto immune skin disease.

Dosage: 2 Tablets twice a day after meals with plain water.

2. Manjistha Capsules

It is also an effective blood detoxifier. In this condition our skin becomes discolored so it helps to regain the normal skin texture. It helps to heal damaged skin, removes the toxins from the liver and improves digestive fire. Basically, it helps to pacify Pitta dosha in our body.

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

3. Neem Capsules

Neem is a well-known herb for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, blood purifying and anti inflammatory properties that make this herb a perfect choice in skin problems.

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

4. Navkarshik Churna

A unique formulation that is composed of amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitiki (Terminalia bellirica), daruharidra (Berberis aristata), vacha (Acorus calamus), manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). This powder helps to eliminate toxins from the body. There are some medicines in this formulation that have immune modulator property hence boosts immunity and effective in this auto immune disease.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water, after meals.

Our diet plays an important role in the management of a disease. It is also mentioned as a line of treatment according to Ayurveda. Foods that are helpful in this condition are -

  • Vegetables- Bitter gourd, spinach, carrot, beans, cabbage, lentils, aloe vera, peas, etc.
  • Fruits – Pears, peaches, coconut, banana, etc.
  • Spices –Turmeric, basil, coriander, cumin, and celery seeds, etc.
  • Cereals and pulses – whole grain, wheat, buckwheat, moong daal, black gram, etc. 


  • Avoid spicy, salty, sour food items
  • Avoid dairy products.
  • Drinking lukewarm water on an empty stomach is proven to be beneficial in skin disorders.
  • Avoid milk and fruits together.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Best Treatment for Sarcoidosis Disease in India

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that involves the formation of granulomas (Lumps or nodules) in the organs. Granulomas are the structures which are formed due to abnormal reaction of the immune system where our immune system perceives some internal non-harmful cells or tissues as foreign but unable to eliminate them out thus inflammatory changes take place and an abnormal growth like structure is formed, a nodule or lump. In other words, granulomas are a collection of immune cells known as macrophages. There are some other diseases that occur due to the formation of granulomas such as tuberculosis, leprosy. This disease may affect any part of the body but especially affects lungs, skin and lymph nodes. Basically in this disease inflamed tissues are formed inside the organs like in eyes, heart, etc. As a result, these organs are affected structurally as well as functionally thus they are unable to perform their normal activities and functions in the body.

Best Treatment for Sarcoidosis Disease in India

As per Ayurveda, Sarcoidosis is a Kapha and pitta dosha predominant disease. But that doesn't mean vata dosha is not involved, as vata is the prime dosha that leads to vitiation of the other two doshas in our body (pitta and kapha).

Best Treatment for Sarcoidosis Disease in India

Reference - Sushruta Samhita / Sharirsthana / Chapter no. 9 / Shloka no. 12

The meaning of Shloka goes as – The moola sthana (the root of origin) of pranavaha srotas are heart and blood vessels. Any vitiation of these organs leads to anger or anxiety, loss of consciousness, delirium, tremors and even death.

Overall the conclusion is that if the vitiation is at a severe level it may lead to death. And as we know still all the systems of medicines are really struggling hard to evaluate the best treatment. The ancient system of medicine "AYURVEDA" is a good option to be adopted in case of chronic and autoimmune diseases as the line of treatment is focused on the root cause as well as with the help of natural herbs which are safe to use. Before discussing the treatment let us take a glance over the disease.


The cause of sarcoidosis is still unknown but scholars considered that impaired immune system is the main cause of this disease and there are some factors that are responsible for this disease.

  • Immune System – Our immune system is responsible to trap the invaders and destroy them by phagocytosis. So impaired or weakened immune system is the main culprit for the formation of granulomas. Even some hypothesis has directly given evidence of autoimmune involvement. So, it’s pretty clear that the immune system is the main cause of this disease.
  • Genetic predisposition – It is more likely to develop sarcoidosis in individuals who had a parental history of the disease.
  • Diet and Lifestyle – Our improper and unwholesome diet and lifestyle are responsible for impairing the functions of immune system.
  • Infections – Some of the infectious agents are associated with sarcoidosis but there is none specific one.


The signs and symptoms of this disease vary depending upon the underlying tissues or the organ involved. For example –

If the respiratory system is involved person may present with the symptoms like –

  • Dry cough
  • Dyspnea
  • Pain the chest
  • Associated with abnormal sounds, mostly the wheezing.

Lungs are the most common organ which is involved in the sarcoidosis.

If the cardiovascular system is involved

  • Dyspnea
  • Chest pain
  • Arrhythmia (Irregular heartbeat)

If the lymphatic system is involved

  • Swollen and tender lymph nodes
  • Recurrent infections

If the integumentary system is involved

  • Reddish patches or nodule formation on the skin
  • Inflamed and tender skin
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Associated with itching and hair loss

If the locomotory system is involved

  • Arthritis
  • Swollen and tender joints
  • Problems related to mobility

If the nervous system is involved

  • The person may have seizures, headache, vertigo, and hearing loss

If the eyes are involved

  • Dry and itchy eyes
  • Impaired vision
  • Uveitis
  • Sometimes associated with pain, burning sensation and discharge.

And some general symptoms are

  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Weight loss


As discussed earlier there is formation of granuloma in this disease but they are also present in some other diseases so it is really difficult to confirm the diagnosis. However, in sarcoidosis, the granulomas are without necrosis and are surrounded by concentric scar tissue (fibrosis). The investigations that are helpful to rule out the disease are given below but still, there is no specific test for sarcoidosis.

  • Blood investigations
  • X-ray and ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • PET scan
  • Fine – needle aspiration
  • Endoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Some serum markers for sarcoidosis - Serum amyloid A, soluble interleukin-2 receptor, lysozyme, glycoprotein KL-6and angiotensin-converting enzyme.


Planet Ayurveda offers the best treatment of Sarcoidosis throughout the world with its aim to perish the disease completely from its root cause. The treatment protocol involves resolving the growth, eliminating the toxins, eradicating the infectious agents, restoring the normal structure and function of the cells thereby organs.

For this "Planet Ayurveda" has come up with the combination of herbal formulations that are pure, natural, are free from additives and has no side effects. The specially formed pack called "SARCO CARE PACK" is an effective combination that will resolve the disease and also prevents the complications, the medicines are -

  1. Punarnava Mandur
  2. Curcumin Capsules
  3. Aller-G Care Capsules
  4. Kanchnaar Guggul

Sarco Care Pack

herbal remedies for sarcoidosis

1. Punarnava Mandur

It is an effective combination of herbs such as punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), shunthi (Zingiber officinale), pippali (Pipper longum), vidanga (Embelia ribes), trivrit (Operculina turpethum), etc. As sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease we need to take measures to eliminate inflammation. Punarnava is a diuretic that will eliminate the extra accumulated fluid and toxins from the body hence resolve granulomas. And other herbs also have sarak action on our body thus eliminates the toxins from the body and restores the normal functions of the body. 

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

2. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are the pure extract of herb haridra (Curcuma longa). Curcumin has antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, thus fight against the infectious agents and perish the culture of microorganisms. Even it prevents the spread of infections.

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

3. Aller-G Care Capsules

Aller-G care capsules of Planet Ayurveda consist of standardized extracts of herbs such as ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), shirish (Albizia lebbeck), neem (Azadirachita indica), haridra (Curcuma longa), etc. They help in supporting the immune system. All the functions of the lymphatic system and immune system are restored and maintained by these capsules. Basically, this remedy is nectar in stimulating and correcting the functions of immune system.

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

4. Kanchnaar Guggul

A wonderful formulation that has the potency to resolve Sarcoid granulomas without creating any complications is kanchnaar guggul. This preparation contains kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata) and guggul (Commiphora mukul) as the active ingredients and also contains triphala, trikatu, varuna (Crataeva nurvala), etc. This medicine also resolves the residual scarring. Moreover, it restricts the proliferation of granulomas.

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