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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Depression and its healing as per Ayurveda

Today in this article we are going to discuss about depression and some concepts of Ayurveda and its role in healing depression. WHO estimates that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental disorder at some point in their lives. WHO also reported that "Depression is ranked as the single largest contributor to global disability" Let's talk about what depression really is and how it actually affects us.

Depression

INTRODUCTION

Depression is a mental disorder which affects our mental, social and physical well being with behavioral changes. Depression makes our lives miserable. It interferes with a person’s daily life. It can affect people of all ages, rich, poor, men, women, adolescents, teens everyone.

In recently published reports from the centers of disease control and prevention, researchers found that women between 40 and 59 have the highest rate of depression (U.S).

Depression is a serious and common illness which is treatable.

Let’s have a look on signs and symptoms of depression we all should know.

  • Mood swings
  • Hopeless
  • Feeling sad too often
  • Agitation
  • Excessive crying
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Social isolation
  • Excessive hunger or loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of concentration
  • Slowness in activities
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Repeatedly going over thoughts
  • Feeling of guilt
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities
  • Insomnia or restless sleep
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Trouble remembering things
  • Unexplained physical problems such as back pain or headache

These symptoms can vary from mild to severe, differ from person to person.

These symptoms should remain for minimum 2 week or more, then only we can say that “person is suffering from depression”

Let’s take a look about depression in Ayurveda.

DEPRESSION AS PER AYURVEDA

In Ayurveda, depression is included in "MANAS VIKAR". Mann is main source to complete or to do any activity on daily basis. Our thoughts whether negative or positive, our imagination, dreams in all these Mann is involved and plays a major role. Mind (brain) and heart are two organs involved while doing any work and Mann is the chain between these too. Our every negative thought act as catalyst , it overpower our mind with the involvement of Mann and our mind start adding these in one corner, which later becomes our memories whether bad memories or good memories and these memories lead us on the way to depression.

DOSHAS INVOLVEMENT

  • Sharir dosha:- Vata increases with some Pitta and decreases Kapha
  • Manas dosha:- Rajas and tamas

Example

In Ayurveda we have a "Vish" type called "DUSHIVISH". DUSHI VISH is a type of poison which remains in our body in very low quantity and it increases in favourable condition and starts showing symptoms, the same thing happens in depression. Depression is a slow poison, it kills the person slowly. It takes months to years to diagnose depression.

CAUSES OF DEPRESSION

  • Physical, sexual, emotional abuse
  • Other people have much more personal control over person's life
  • Drugs, alcohol, some medicine (Drugs) like benzodiazepine, corticosteroid, anticonvulsant, beta blocker etc
  • Personal conflicts or dispute
  • Death or loss of loved ones
  • Career, job, admission issues
  • Stress
  • Poor nutrition
  • Hereditary factors
  • Women have more stress than men due to hormonal changes
  • Environmental factors

COMPLICATION

  • Major life risk like suicide
  • It could affect sexual desire and sexual performance
  • Trouble sleep
  • It could cause chronic illness like heart pain, blood pressure
  • Higher risk of being unemployed
  • Negative impact on the immune system
  • It could affect the person’s status in society

HEALING METHODS AS PER AYURVEDA

Aahar

  • Balanced diet
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Increase Fruit intake
  • One should avoid stale food
  • Avoid junk food ,packed food
  • Eat light food

Vihaar

  • Start exercise daily
  • Wake up early
  • Bath daily with refreshing soaps
  • Maintain minimum 3 hour gap between food intake
  • Avoid day sleep after food
  • After dinner walk 100 steps
  • Massage your head and foot with oil before going to bed
  • Do Yoga, asana and Meditation

DIET AND HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Plant Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic company. They make their own pure Ayurvedic formulation. They have well qualified doctors and pure ayurvedic medicine which gives great relief to patients. In this topic we have discussed about depression and below is the medicine to get rid of depression.

“Depression Care Pack” which contains:-

  1. Medhya Churna
  2. Gotu Kola Capsules
  3. Memory Support
  4. Stress Support

Depression Care Pack

Herbal remedies for depression, Depression Care Pack

1. Medhya Churna

This ayurvedic formulation is very effective. It contains Ashwagandha, Shankhpushpi, Vacha, Brahmi, these four are mind boosters and really help in stabilizing the mind or Mann. It also contains some other dravyas like Maricha, Pippali, Jeera, Ajmoda, etc. These dravyas help to boost our immune system side by side by taking care of our digestive system. It is very useful in managing depression.

Dosage: ¼ spoon daily once a day with normal water.

2. Gotu Kola Capsules

These capsules contain Gotu kola (Mandukparni) which is the shreshta dravya for sangyasthanpan and help to boost up our brain functions. In depression it acts on our mind, stabilizes it and relaxes our mind from negative thoughts and it really helps in building concentration, which is lacking in depression.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with normal water.

3. Memory Support

This is the ideal supplement for people looking to maintain a healthy mind along with a healthy body. It helps to improve cognition and intellectual power of the person hence supporting memory.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with normal water.

4. Stress Support

This product contains tagar which maintains blood circulation and supports the heart and stables the person's activities and thoughts, which makes the person positive.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with normal water.

CONCLUSION

So we have discussed about what depression is, how it affects our health, ayurvedic perspective in depression, symptoms, causes, treatment everything. We also stated that this disease is curable with herbal remedies and also elaborated the action of different medicines in depression. So it's a better choice to choose herbs to tackle depression.

"Sometimes, life will kick you around but sooner or later, you realize you're not just survivor. You're a warrior and you're stronger than anything life throws your way." (Brooke Davis)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Ayurvedic Treatment for Paresthesia with Herbal Remedies

Abnormal feeling of pins and needles in the skin, crawling, itching without any reason, numbness is termed as Paresthesia. This sensation can be felt in various parts of the body like fingers, toes, hands or feet. This is article is all about Paresthesia, it causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and herbal treatment. Knowing disease might help you catch it early and prevent further damage to the body.

Paresthesia

INTRODUCTION

Paresthesia has been experienced by everyone at some point of time and there’s nothing wrong if it is short term and do not occur too often. Most commonly this feeling of pins and needles is felt by the people when their hands or foot fall asleep. This particular part may fall asleep due to sitting crossed legs for long time or sleeping with arm folded under the head which result in exertion of pressure on that particular nerve for long time unknowingly. However it gets back to normal after changing position and when nerve is free of pressure. This is temporary and non-pathological paresthesia and gets resolved without any treatment. However the pathological paresthesia is the one when this sensation persists for longer duration and do reoccur frequently and is due to certain underlying disorder.

Acute paresthesia is without any medical disorder while the chronic paresthesia is caused due to certain medical reason lying behind. Usually the cause is damage of the nerve due to certain trauma or presence of neurological disorder. Diseases affecting the central nervous system like transient ischemic attack, stroke, transverse myelitis, multiple sclerosis or encephalitis can be the reason for paresthesia.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Paresthesia in itself is a symptoms of particular disease conditions. However paresthesia usually affects certain parts of the body like hands, arms, legs and feet and it can be of two types acute or chronic. However the symptoms of paresthesia are:

  • Tingling
  • Itching
  • Something crawling under or on the skin
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Cold
  • Burning
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Foot drop
  • Frequent falling asleep of foot or hand
  • Stabbing pain
  • Difficulty in walking (when occur in legs and feet)

CAUSES OF PARESTHESIA

Short term or acute paresthesia is usually a result of small period of bad blood circulation or too much pressure on certain nerve. However the long term or chronic paresthesia is caused due to the damage to the particular nerve of that area. Nerve damage is of two types, i.e. Radiculopathy and neuropathy.

  1. Radiculopathy is defined as the condition in which roots of the nerves are irritated, compressed or inflamed due to herniation of the disc that presses on nerve, narrow canal of spinal cord through which nerve is passed to extremities or formation of an abnormal mass compressing the nerve.
  2. Neuropathy is caused due to damage to the nerve chronically, usually due to high blood sugar. It can occur due to several other causes like kidney disease, liver disease, trauma or injury, stroke, certain autoimmune diseases, tumor of brain or around the nerves, certain medications etc.

DIAGNOSIS

Usually the paresthesia is diagnosed based on the clinical history of the patient, physical examination and lab tests. Presence of any of the underlying causes mentioned directs the doctor to go for further examination and tests which eventually leads to confirmation of the disorder. Your doctor can recommend tests like MRI, X ray and CT scans.

TREATMENT

Treatment of paresthesia depends upon the underlying cause. It confirmation and treatment may ease the paresthesia as well. If paresthesia is occurring due to certain lifestyle problem like repetitive movement injury than avoiding it or physical therapy for it can help out. Treatment is completely based on the underlying cause and even some sort of nerve damage are considered to be irreversible.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Chronic and complex conditions like Paresthesia can be very well treated and managed by the Ayurvedic medicines as nature has given us many herbs that have rejuvenating effects on nerves. In Ayurveda herbal medicines are prepared by herbs that help in treating the underlying cause naturally and eventually rooting out the Paresthesia as well.

Planet Ayurveda is awell known herbal company that offers herbal medicines for various chronic ailments and have proved to be a helping hand to numerous people suffering from medical condition that have been marked as untreatable by modern medicine system. Here the medicines are prepared from pure and finest quality of herbs as per the basic and authentic methods of preparation of medicines mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic literature. For Paresthesia as well, Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbs that help in treating and managing the condition successfully.

Herbal Remedies For Paresthesia

Herbal Remedies for Paresthesia

1. Pitta Balance

As the name suggest Pitta balance capsules are very helpful in balancing the increased Pitta in the body and preventing disease caused due to it. These amazing capsules are prepared from cooling and natural calcium compounds like Praval pishti, Kamdudha ras, Akik pishti etc.

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

2. Gotu Kola

These are single herb capsules prepared from the standardized extract of Centella asiatica (Gotu kola). These capsules support healthy blood circulation throughout the body, and maintain healthy metabolism and healthy functioning of the brain. All three doshas in the body, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha are balanced by Gotu kola capsules

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

3. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

This wonderful Ayurvedic formulation help in balancing the Vata dosha in the body and prevent and treat any disease which is caused due to imbalance of this dosha. It is prepared from combination of various bhasmas like Swarna bhasma, Rajata bhasma, Loh bhasma etc. These tablets help in treating neurological disorders which are caused to imbalance of Vata in the body

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

4. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules help in maintaining healthy brain performance and acts as a Brain tonic, increases blood circulation and goes to the minutest level and improves reflexes. These are prepared from standardized extract of Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi). It also increases mental and physical coordination. It acts as Rasayana, has Anti-oxidant property that helps in strengthening the mind and maintaining alertness.

Dosage-1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meal.

5. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna Capsules are prepared by standardized extract of Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna) which balances tridosha and maintains healthy heart functions and blood circulation by providing adequate amount of oxygen to every body part and helps in maintaining healthy metabolism.

Dosage- 1 capsule 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 Or Check Website - www.PlanetAyurveda.com

CONCLUSION

Paresthesia can be treated naturally and safely through herbal medicine even if it is chronic. Herbal medicines help in treating the complaint from root level and have long term therapeutic effect on human body. To root out the Paresthesia it is necessary to treat the cause behind it so early diagnosis and herbal treatment is the key to eradication of the disorder.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Ayurvedic Treatment for Antisynthetase Syndrome with Herbal Remedies

ABSTRACT

Antisynthetase syndrome is a rare idiopathic inflammatory condition which is presented by Arthralgia, Myositis, Mechanic hands, unexplained fever, Raynaud's phenomenon, Anti- ARS (serum antibodies to aminocyl transfer RNA synthetases and ILD (Interstitial lung disease). This article will be all about the disease, causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and its herbal management.

Antisynthetase syndrome

INTRODUCTION

Antisynthetase syndrome is also known by the names of AS syndrome or Anti-jo1 syndrome. As every patient is different from other and unique in itself so all clinical features will not be present in every patient but yes group them will be seen.

Antisynthetase syndrome is a rare disorder which affects more women as compared to men and usually the people above 50 years of age have this disease. Some patients present initially or only with Interstitial lung disease (ILD) and worsening of ILD can result in increased mortality rate.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dysphagia
  • Cough
  • Weakness of proximal and axial muscles
  • Stiffness of muscles
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Arthritis
  • Arthralgia
  • Esophageal dysmotility
  • Erthyema on neck, shoulder, chest and back
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Clinical features in Antisynthetase syndrome may vary depending on time of appearance and severity. Main clinical features present are:

  • Fever- This usually occurs at the initial stages of the disease and present in only around 20-30% of the patients. There can be continuous or intermittent fever.
  • Inflammatory arthritis- Only the mild form is present in patients and around 50% or more patients suffer from this. Affects usually small joints of feet and hands and do not cause erosions of bones.
  • Myositis- This is one of the most common feature present in more than 90% of patients. Patients affected from this have anti jo-antibodies in their stream. Complaints are difficulty in ascending stairs, getting up from bed and pain in muscles is usually seen. Shortness of breath is caused due to weakness of respiratory muscles.
  • Mechanic’s hand- Only about 30% of patients get affected from this problem where thickening of skin occurs especially of finger tips. Name is given due to the appearance of hands like that of a mechanic.
  • Lung disease- Most of the patients of Antisynthetase syndrome are affected from ILD and suffers from gradual appearance of shortness of breath. Dry cough can also be present and eventually pulmonary hypertension also develops.
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon- 40% patients suffering from Antisynthetase syndrome develops Raynaud’s phenomenon. This is presented by reduction in blood supply to toes or fingers causing them to turn blue or red. Raynaud’s phenomenon is the response to sudden emotional stress or cold temperature.

CAUSES

Antisynthetase syndrome is a disorder of unknown origin. As immune system is found to be involved in its pathology hence is considered as a chronic autoimmune disease.

DIAGNOSIS

Presence of group of the clinical features discussed, points towards the Antisynthetase syndrome. However some investigations can confirm the diagnosis like Eclectromyography, MRI, Muscle biopsy, Lung function tests, CT scan, Lung biopsy and Muscle antibodies.

TREATMENT

In conservative mode of treatment Antisynthetase syndrome is treated depending upon the signs and symptoms present. Usually the Glucocorticosteroids are used in its treatment. As Antisynthetase syndrome is an autoimmune disease so the immunosuppresants are used to treat it which eventually expose a person to many ailments.

Side effects of the conservative treatment usually makes people to opt for a treatment which is natural, long term and without any side effects. Ayurveda is the answer to such treatment. Ayurveda is an alternative system of medicines which help in treating disease naturally.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a well-known name in the field of Ayurveda worldwide. It is a herbal company which provides pure herbal medicines for the treatment of various disease, usually complex and chronic one. Medicines are prepared from best quality herbs following authentic Ayurvedic methods under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors. These herbal medicines are free from any type of chemicals, additives, preservatives, artificial colors etc. Genuineness of the herbs used in these herbal medicines increases the effectiveness of these medicines. For Antisynthetase syndrome also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal medicines that help in managing the condition naturally.

Herbal Remedies For Antisynthetase Syndrome

Herbal Remedies for Antisynthetase Syndrome

1. Giloy Capsules

These are the single herb capsules prepared from standardized extract of Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy). It possesses various medicinal properties like anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antibacterial etc. Giloy capsules help in treating fever, muscle pains and enhance immunity as well.

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

2. Boswellia Curcumin

These herbal capsules are prepared from standardized extracts of Sallaki and active compound of turmeric, i.e. curcumin. Both these herbs together helps in treating pain, inflammation in muscles and joints, boost immunity, and provide relief from arthralgia, raynaud's phenomenon etc.

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

3. Manjishtha Capsules

Rubia cordifolia (Manjishtha) in a standardized extract form is used to prepare these amazing herbal capsules. It possesses therapeutic properties like anti-inflammatory and blood purifying which helps in treating complaints originating from Raynaud's phenomenon by improving blood supply and treating skin changes.

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

4. Yograj Guggul

These are the polyherbal tablets that are prepared from various herbs like Amla, Guggul, Long, Cinnamon, Sonth, Bibhitaki, Haritaki etc. These tablets possess anti inflammatory, anti tumor, analgesic etc. properties that helps in treating presenting complaints of Antisynthetase syndrome effectively. It also provides strength to the bones and prevents complaints like arthritis.

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

5. Spirulina Capsules

Spirulina capsules are prepared from the blue-green algae named Spirulina. These herbal capsules are full of minerals, vitamins and other healthy nutrients. It is a natural rich source of Vitamin B12 and other vitamins which helps in formation of hemoglobin and healthy red blood cells.

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

6. Vasaka Capsules

Vasaka capsules are single herb capsules prepared from standardized extract of Justicia adhatoda. It possesses many therapeutic properties like antibacterial, antifungal, bronchodilatory, anti asthmatic etc. All these properties helps in relieving difficult breathing, wheezing, cough and helps in treating respiratory allergies, asthma etc as well.

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

7. Aamvatantak Churna

This churna effectively treats conditions involving joints and muscles pain. It is a combination of various herbs like Ashwagandha, Haridra, Sonth, etc. This herbal churna helps in relieving pain and swelling of joints and muscles.

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

8. Mahasudarshanghan Vati

This herbal tablet is prepared from combination of various medicinally amazing herbs like Haritaki, Daruhaldi, Kachur, Sonth, Kali mirch, Amla, Bibhitaki etc. They help in treating fever of various origins naturally. It also improves associated com plaints of fever like heaviness in abdomen, indigestion, loss of appetite and pain in body.

Dosage - Take 2 tablets 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 Or Check Website - www.PlanetAyurveda.com

CONCLUSION

Herbal medicines can be the safest and most effective way to treat an autoimmune condition like Antisynthetase syndrome naturally. These herbal medicines do provide long lasting effects without posing any side effects to an individual body system even if taken for long term. Hence natural is always best option to go for.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Have A Peaceful And Happy Life With Ayurveda

ABSTRACT

In today’s era and traditions going on, it’s so easy to say, we are busy. One of the characteristics of modern life is that we are moving at an ever-increasing rate. However, our temptation to caught up in this frantic life of everyday rush has also catabolized our peace and happiness; and it may be begging the question-are we metabolizing and digesting our emotions of everyday life adequately? The answer is NO. To gain inner happiness and peace, Ayurveda offers a unique system of treatment based upon life style adjustments, individualized dietary programmes, powerful herbal formulas and spiritual focus of yoga and meditation.

BODY

The major question which strikes on mind is- what is happiness and peace? As said by ‘Mother Teresa’-

PEACE BEGINS WITH A SMILE.

Happiness is the inner transitory period of life which we experience only when something interesting happens in life. It is nothing but a feeling of satisfaction which is different for different people. Our happiness can be permanent if we find inner peace. By leaving all the desires, you can achieve peace because it is the quietness inside you. Peace is accepting the life as it is and is the state of positivity. The only and foremost way to find peace and happiness is to maintain positive thoughts.

Peaceful And Happy Life with Ayurveda

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, many of us suffer from a loss of meaning, direction, vitality, mission, purpose, identity and genuine connection- it has been considered as simple ordinary thing which is a deep unhappiness. I call this pandemic of unhappiness and uncertainty in life as ‘silver lining’ and believe that it blinds us from seeing the potential for joy and wholeness in ordinary life.

As the covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the globe, one of its major victims is global economy. In India, small businesses with weak revenues are struggling with cash flows while daily-wage earners are starting to see eventheir meagre income impacted by the shutdowns. Lockdown pushes students coaching institutes into limbo. Specific sectors like entertainment, tourism and aviation are starting to blur. Over time, it becomes easier to accept a lack of meaning in our lives as normal.

Seeking happiness in the worldly material things do not seem to work out. At some point, it becomes clear that lasting happiness cannot be realized in any world, body or mind, in any experience, situation or relationship. Whatever is dependent on a cause is temporary and cannot last and we should remember the words of ‘Swami Vivekananda’ in ‘Raja Yoga’-

TELL YOUR BODY THAT IT IS STRONG, TELL YOUR MIND THAT IT IS HAPPY AND HAVE UNBOUNDED FAITH AND HOPE IN YOURSELF.

Due to job loss or uncertainty in life, many people are suffering from depression, insomnia, anxiety, stress which ultimately leads to heart related ailments and it can pose a serious threat to the person’s life. But always remember that happiest people on earth don’t have best of everything, but they make best of everything they have. Most of the life events make us happy for short time, so happiness is not the final destination, peace makes us more happy, conscious and above.

Now the major question- how to deal with it? The ancient teachings of Ayurveda tells in-depth about the profound relationship of the mind’s influence upon the body. It makes us aware of our place in the world of nature through the movement of time.

Ayurveda includes an awareness of pure internal nature through our thoughts and emotions. It teaches us how to harmonize ourselves with sunrise and sunset, the seasons of the year and the stages of life from birth to death. It shows us how to adapt to environmental forces of heat and cold, dampness and dryness and clear and cloudy days. Along with its natural rhythm, Ayurveda shows the right diet for the physical body, right breathing for the panic body, the right impression for mind, harmonious emotions for the heart and the right thoughts for our higher intelligence. We must remember that being happy is all about fulfilling your desires and it may not give you inner peace.

To cope up with the mental breakdown and to give calmness to the mind of every soul, PlanetAyurveda the leading ayurvedic herbal manufacturing company has come up with Be Happy Pack. It incudes-

Be Happy Pack

Be Happy Pack

1. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is a grace herb which contains the powerful bacosides and antioxidants which help in alleviating stress and anxiety and elevating the mood. It is an adaptogenic herb used to treat insomnia, memory loss and other mind related problems. Brahmi capsules are prepared from standardized extract of brahmi which makes it more effective and safe to use.

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

2. Arjun Tea

It is Prepared from Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Pipal tvak (Ficus religiosa), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), and Chhoti elaichi (Eleteria cardamomum). These spices frequently used in kitchen along with Arjuna, Punarnava and Pipal tvak is quite useful in giving rejuvenating effects to the body. As Arjuna is useful in lowering blood cholesterol levels, Punarnava due to its anti-inflammatory properties and Pipal tvak due to abundance of anti-oxidants help in alleviating the ailments of high cholesterol, and moreover, it soothes heart.

Dose - 1 cup once daily.

3. Daily Essentials

These herbal capsules consist of grape seeds (Vitis vinifera), cow colostrum (Bovine colostrum), Bhumiamla(Phyllanthus niruri) and greentea (Camellia sinensis). Grapeseed extract contain high amount of antioxidants while colostrum strengthens immune system due to its high concentration of antibodies. Bhumi amla is an adaptogenic herb used to strengthen the liver and this helps in improving the gut system. Research published in the journal psychopharmacology suggest that green tea can enhance our brain’s cognitive function, particularly the memory. Hence all of this together makes Daily essential capsules an amazing herbal formula.

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

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

This herb is incredibly versatile as its name suggest-odor of horse. One who consumes it gain horse-like strength and vitality thus helping you reduce stress and anxiety. Therefore, Ashwagandha capsules which are prepared from standardized extract of this herb acts a health tonic and helps in treating various ailments.

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

CONCLUSION

Thus with these rejuvenating herbs, one can cope up with the mental stress and anxiety also doing regularly yoga, meditation, listening to soothing music also can help in leading a happy and peaceful life. It’s well said in ‘Sushruta Samhita’-

When the emotional heart is balanced, one gains pure knowledge, the desires of the mind are always righteous, and one experiences unbounded bliss.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Ayurvedic Treatment of Amlapitta / Parinaam Shula (Acid Peptic Disease)

ABSTRACT

In today’s life we all are so busy in our work and leading a very stressful life with unwholesome dietary habits, which is a biggest cause for developing various disorders related to various systems in our body and especially their origin starts from our gut. One among these diseases is Acid Peptic Diseases (APD), these are quite common nowadays. In this article, we are going to discuss in detail about the causes of this disease, pathogenesis, and its treatment aspect by following the Principles of Ayurveda with natural herbs.

INTRODUCTION

Acid-Peptic diseases are categorized under Amlapitta and Parinaamashula as per Ayurvedic classics. These diseases affect the digestion of the individual and basically occur due to irregular diet and lifestyle and due to our weak digestive fire (Mandagni). Incidence ratio of such diseases is quite high in the Pitta prakruti people and those who are leading a sedentary lifestyle. These diseases will develop some minor to severe symptoms like a simple indigestion to severe ulcers in the mucosal layers of the internal digestive tract.

Acid Peptic Disease

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

There are lots of causes that develop this condition. So, before starting a treatment always try to find out the exact cause because merely by avoiding the cause we can help in treating the disease and also avoid the chances of their complications. And these causes can be ruled out with proper interrogation with patients. Let’s discuss them:

  • Are patients indulging more in foodstuffs that are hot in nature (ushna), cause burning sensation (vidahi), sharp (tikshna) and irritate the inner mucosa (kshobhak). And often consumption of junk foods leads to such issues.
  • Is there any prolonged history of stress and strains (chinta) and Depression (manoavsaad)?
  • Any history of diseases such as Mandagni related issues (Low digestive power), Vibandha (Constipation), grahani (Irritable bowel syndrome) or H.Pylori.
  • Any family history of such issues because these diseases are also quite common in generations.
  • Extra production of HCL in the body.
  • Prolonged use of medicines which have sharp and hot potency.

PATHOLOGY THAT HAPPENS DURING APD

During these diseases the pathology that occurs is as follow:

  • Increased production of HCL (Hydrochloric acid) in the stomach.
  • Reduction in the Mucosa that is nothing but depleted Kledak Kapha.
  • Alters the production of gastric juices.
  • Produces inflammation in the inner layers of the GI tract.
  • Hampers the normal peristalsis thus, food stays for a long time in the stomach and causes various signs and symptoms.
  • Lastly, can erode the layers and causes ulcers in the tract.

PATHOGENESIS OF THESE DISEASES

After knowing the proper cause of the disease we can aspect the dosha dushya vitiation. Here, in this disease Tridoshas are involved. Pitta aggravates the production of HCL in the stomach, Depleted Kapha will lead to affect the mucosal layer and develop ulcers, and Vata hampers the peristalsis. These doshas affect Rasa, Rakta, and Mamsa dhatus and develop Amlapitta / Parinaam shula.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ACID-PEPTIC DISEASES

The common signs and symptoms of these disease are mentioned below:

  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Burning sensation in the stomach
  • Belching
  • Acidity
  • Excessive flatus
  • Constipation even sometimes develops diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Heaviness in the chest
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Ulcers in the digestive tract
  • Discoloration of feces

TREATMENT MODALITIES AS PER AYURVEDA

The treatment of Acid Peptic diseases should be done on the basis of etio-pathogenesis. And treating the root cause is only a way to get rid of such health issues. Let’s go through the treatment offered by Planet Ayurveda in these diseases which is totally based on herbal and calcium compounds because they are efficient enough in managing them.

  • Try to manage the HCl production – As the production of HCL is increased in these disorders, we need to reduce them with the help of herbs and calcium compounds such as Guduchi, Prawal, Mukta, etc. For this, Planet Ayurveda has formulated Heartburn capsules. These capsules normalize the production of HCL.
  • Corrects the depleted Kapha – We need to promote the Kledak Kapha in the body, so the medicines that are required are Amalaki, Yashtimadhu, Guduchi, etc. By keeping these things in mind we have prepared Amalaki Rasayan capsules. These are helpful in increasing the Kapha dosha in the GI tract.
  • Avoid stasis of food in stomach – Here, we need to increase the peristalsis of gastric so that food doesn’t stay for a prolonged time in the stomach and gets digested well. In such cases we need some deepana -pachana herbs like Jeeraka, Haritaki, Dhaniya, Saunf, etc. And we developed Digestion Support Capsules. That helps in digesting the food well and even restores the normal peristalsis. Even Digesto Plan Syrup is prepared for this purpose. These capsules are even helpful in eliminating the growth of bacteria like H. Pylori from the colon.
  • Heals up the ulcers – For this condition we need some medicines that have tendency to heal the eroded tissues such as Vrana ropak properties. In our clinical trials we found that Arjuna is effective in this condition and heals the ulcers at a rapid pace and we are using Arjuna Capsules.

Here we talked about how we can treat the root cause but sometimes the symptoms are so severe and we need to take certain measures to counter the symptom. Thus we have also formulated some formulations to counter the symptoms directly, such as:

  • Curbs Acidity as well as bloating – In case of hyperacidity we need to neutralize it with the herbs like Patola, Pitta papda, Shatavari, Kumari, etc. Hence we came up with Acido Plan Syrup that contains various herbs that can neutralize the acidity.
  • Clears the passage – During this condition individual are unable to evacuate the motion clearly or sometimes motion is not well formed or sometimes frequency is increased, in these cases we are advising Vara churna, Kabaj Mukti Tablets, Motion Stop, Atisaran Mukti Capsules and Belgiri Churna, that depending upon the condition of the patient.
  • Ease the air – In case of excessive gas production we need to take the help of herbs like Ajmoda, Shatpushpa, Yavani, etc. and we prepared Gasoplan Capsules for this reason.

Even we are taking the help of some classical formulation to tackle this condition and we are using medicines such as Prawal Panchamrit, Sutshekhar Ras, Kamdudha Ras, Mahashankha Vati, etc.

CONCLUSION

These diseases are aroused due to vitiated Digestive fire in our body because of our improper diet and lifestyle. So always try to treat them from the root. The best way of treating them is with herbs and calcium compounds which are naturally present in our surroundings and the results will last long.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Ayurvedic Treatment for Granulomatosis with polyangiitis

Blood vascular system plays a crucial role in maintaining functions of whole organs in a proper manner. If our cells are unable to get oxygen and proper nutrients which are required to work then they all will necrose or damage. So, today, we are going to discuss a disease which pertains to blood vessels i.e. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis. This blood vascular disease can be life threatening because majorly it affects the vessels of vital organs. In this article, we are going to discuss the disease in detail like its presentation, symptoms, and a perfect treatment as per Ayurveda to overcome this disease.

INTRODUCTION

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a rare inflammatory disorder of blood vessels in which both arteries and veins are involved. This inflammation will reduce the blood flow of the organs in our body. It can affect any organ such as nose, throat, lungs, kidneys, ears, etc. This hampered blood supply will cause damage to the particular organ functionally as well as structurally. In this disease vasculitis (the inflammation of blood vessels) of small and medium vessels takes place and forms granulomas (a structure formed due to collection of macrophages) and further develops necrosis of the tissues.

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis

In earlier times, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is known with the name Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG). This is a systemic disorder but most commonly affects the respiratory tract but the signs and symptoms of this disease vary a lot due to involvement of the blood vessels of a particular area. As this disease involves the vital organ can be a life threatening condition.

This disease can occur in all age groups but the incidence ratio of this disease is high in the middle age group and affects equally the males and females.

WHAT CAUSES GRANULOMATOSIS WITH POLYANGIITIS?

The etiology of this disease is still not clear but some causative factors of this disease are mentioned below:

  • Bacterial and viral infections are very common in this disease.
  • It also comes under autoimmune diseases hence the own immune cells start destructing the blood vessels and develop granulomas.
  • Inheritance – This disease can run in generations.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

As said earlier, this disease can affects the blood vessels of any organs so the signs and symptoms also varies but some common ones are:

  • Weight loss
  • Recurrent throat infections
  • Stuffy nose, Rhinitis and sinusitis
  • Difficulty in deep breathing or shortness of breath
  • Recurrent fever
  • Persistent cough usually with phlegm
  • Sometimes coughing of blood
  • Night sweats
  • Reduced appetite
  • Fatigue
  • But if it affects the kidney, ears, eyes, skin, etc then it will develop symptoms related to them.

DIAGNOSIS

This condition is unable to be diagnosed on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms but needs thorough investigations. The tests that are required to rule out this disease are as follows:

  • Blood investigations
  • Test for ANCAs (Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies)
  • Chest X – rays
  • CT scan
  • Even biopsy can be recommended.

TREATMENT AS PER AYURVEDA

As per modern system of medicines corticosteroids, NSAIDs, antibiotics, immunosuppressants, etc used to treat this. But they develop some adverse effects. Planet Ayurveda is a well known brand which is a leading Ayurvedic clinic with medicines manufacturing unit that helps to treat various chronic as well as acute diseases with the vast experience of doctors. Here, the approach to heal individuals is always done with the natural herbs, natural calcium compounds and natural minerals. Always given utmost preference to maintain the ethics mentioned in Ayurveda to save lives from danger. For this disease also there are various effective medicines that help to manage it from its root. Let’s go through the medicines in detail that are helpful in this condition.

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. Curcumin Capsules
  2. Tulsi Capsules
  3. Septrin Tablets
  4. Kaishore Guggul
  5. Swaran Basant Malti Ras

Herbal Remedies For Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

Herbal Remedies for Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin the active compound present in turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a potent medicine to treat all types of inflammations in our body due to its anti-inflammatory property. It effectively acts on inflammations that occurred due to bacteria, virus, etc. The swelling within vessels will gradually resolve with the use of these capsules. It helps to stimulate our body’s immune system to fight against various infections.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with normal water.

2. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi capsules contain pure and standardized extract of herb Basil (Ocimum sanctum). This herb has a very good effect on conditions of the respiratory tract. It has immune booster activities which are required in this case. It helps to strengthen all the organs of our body and maintain the normal functions. Tulsi has antioxidants and they are helpful in rejuvenating the cells.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with normal water.

3. Septrin Tablets

These tablets act synergistically in all kinds of infections and inflammations in our body. These tablets are composed of Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), etc. It helps to eliminate the accumulated toxins from our body. Especially the symptoms which are related to the respiratory system can be effectively treated with these septrin tablets.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

4. Kaishore Guggul

This classical preparation helps to eliminate all the toxins and curbs the growth of granulomas which is a main reason for this disease. All kinds of tissue growths and infection in the blood and swellings can be amazingly manageable with this medicine. Finally, it will ease the blood and nutrition flow to each cell.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

5. Swaran Basant Malti Ras

This classical formulation works well in kind of chronic health ailments. It has rasayan (rejuvenative) properties hence helps to resolve the necrosis of the organs and stimulates the blood flow to particular organs. Gold is the main powerful ingredient of this formulation which penetrates deeper into all the tissues and recovers necrosis. It helps to bring balance in all tridoshas and cover up weakness and weight loss.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

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

CONCLUSION

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a rare inflammatory disease where inflammation of the vessels takes place, this can be easily manageable with the help of Ayurvedic medicines because of natural herbs. These are safe to use and also averts the chances of its recurrence.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Herbal Remedies for MOG Antibody Disease

MOG Antibody Disease is an autoimmune neurological disorder which is characterized by the inflammation of the optic nerves and/or the inflammation of a section of the spinal cord and the brain. In this condition, the immune dysfunction targets the Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein (MOG) which is a protein located on the outermost myelin sheaths of the nerve cells. The condition can be effectively managed in a natural manner, with the help of some beneficial herbal products available from Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company.

MOG ANTIBODY DISEASE: OVERVIEW

MOG Antibody Disease is an idiopathic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, which includes the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. It is a neuro-inflammatory condition associated with an atypical immune system response to the MOG (Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein).

MOG Antibody Disease

In this condition, the antibodies – proteins that circulate in the blood stream and are a part of the body’s immune system – target the MOG which is found on the outer membrane of the ‘Myelin’ fatty protein that insulates and protects the nerve cells, and enables speedy transmission of messages from the brain to the different parts of the body. The antibodies to MOG damage the myelin sheath, and hamper the message-transmission process along the nerve. Due to the damage to the myelin sheath (demyelination), patients suffering from MOG Antibody Disease can experience neurological symptoms (related to the brain and the nervous system).

In most cases, MOG Antibody Disease is linked to Optic Neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerves), Transverse Myelitis (inflammation of a portion of the spinal cord), and/or Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (inflammatory condition that affects the brain). The course of the disease can be monophasic (one-time occurrence) or relapsing.

MOG Antibody Disease can affect individuals of all ages. However, the disease usually starts affecting individuals during the early- to mid-30s. The risk of developing the disease is slightly higher for women as compared to men.

MOG ANTIBODY DISEASE: CAUSES

The exact cause behind the occurrence of MOG Antibody Disease is not known. Nonetheless, it is apparent that the disease is linked to an abnormal immune system response to MOG protein and, thus, affects the central nervous system. It is also believed that disorders associated with MOG are typically non-familial disorders.

MOG ANTIBODY DISEASE: SYMPTOMS

The symptoms of MOG Antibody Disease can range between mild and severe, depending on the extent of demyelination and the parts of the brain affected by the condition.

Based on the inflammation of the optic nerves, the spinal cord or the brain, some of the symptoms of MOG Antibody Disease are:

  • Blurred vision
  • Pain while moving the eyes
  • Loss of color vision
  • Complete vision loss (in rare cases)
  • Pain in the back
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Weakness in the arms
  • Bladder/bowel problems
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Unsteadiness
  • Lethargy or extreme tiredness

MOG ANTIBODY DISEASE: TREATMENT

The treatment of MOG Antibody Disease is aimed at controlling the recurrence of the disease or preventing its relapse in future. The common treatment options for the disease include oral steroids, oral immunosuppressants, Plasma exchange, intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs), and Intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP).

MOG Antibody Disease can also be managed naturally by with the help of Ayurvedic formulations which can effectively relieve the symptoms of the disease. Planet Ayurveda offers the following herbal products for natural management of the disease:

Herbal Remedies For MOG Antibody Disease

Herbal Remedies For MOG Antibody Disease

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Standardized extract of ‘Ashwagandha’ herb (Withania somnifera) is used for preparing these capsules. The potent herb is widely used in Ayurvedic formulations because of its proven anti-inflammatory properties.

The use of these capsules is beneficial in managing MOG Antibody Disease because of Ashwagandha’s ability to enhance a person’s overall mental health, improve brain function, support nerve functions, strengthen the muscles, manage inflammation, rejuvenate the body, and balance the body’s Vata and Pitta doshas.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily.

2. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras is an Ayurvedic medicine -- in tablet form -- which is considered a very effective dietary supplement. These tablets are prepared from a combination of several powerful natural ingredients, including Swarna Bhasma (Calx of Gold), Rajata Bhasma (Calx of Silver), Abhraka Bhasma (Calx of Mica), Loha Bhasma (Calx of Iron), Mukta Bhasma (Calx of Pearl), Pravala Bhasma (Calx of Coral), Suta Bhasma (a compound of purified Mercury and purified Sulphur), and juice extract of Aloe Vera.

Patients suffering from MOG Antibody Disease can benefit from the use of these tablets because the natural ingredients have the combined ability to support mental health, maintain healthy functioning of brain, treat various types of pains, keep the nervous system healthy, manage tumors, and maintain the balance of Vata and Pitta doshas.

Dosage: 1 tablet, twice daily.

3. Curcumin Capsules

The preparation of these capsules involves the use of ‘Curcumin’, which is one of the main components of Turmeric (Curcuma Longa). Curcumin is considered an excellent Ayurvedic medication for managing a wide range disorders because of its anti-inflammatory actions.

The use of Curcumin capsules is beneficial for managing MOG Antibody Disease because Curcumin can effectively treat pain, reduce inflammation, fight infections, strengthen the nervous system, and support the immune system.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily.

4. Nourish-Max Powder

Nourish-Maxx is a poly-herbal powder which is prepared from a blend of some extremely beneficial herbs which are used widely in Ayurveda because of their medicinal significance. The herbal ingredients of this powder include Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris).

People affected by MOG Antibody Disease can benefit from the use of this herbal powder because its ingredients work synergistically to nourish the body, maintain proper functioning of all the organs, and strengthen the muscles.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful, twice daily.

5. Brahmi Capsules

These capsules are prepared from standardized extracts of ‘Brahmi’ herb (Bacopa Monneiri). The herb has immense therapeutic value, and is widely known in Ayurveda as an excellent health tonic, aphrodisiac and memory enhancer.

The use of these capsules can be helpful in managing MOG Antibody Disease because Brahmi herb has the ability to promote mental health, strengthen the immune system, relieve inflammatory conditions, and eliminate free radicals from the body.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily.

6. Amalaki Rasayan

This remarkable Ayurvedic product – available in capsule form – is prepared from pure standardized herbal extract of ‘Amalaki’ herb (Emblica officinalis). This herb is abundant in iron, minerals, calcium, vitamins, antioxidants, and essential amino acids.

These capsules are useful in managing MOG Antibody Disease because Amalaki herb can rejuvenate the body, enhance overall health, support the nervous system, help the body fight against free radicals, and balance the body’s Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily.

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

CONCLUSION

Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products for managing MOG Antibody Disease are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs, in accordance with the guidelines provided in ancient Ayurvedic texts. The products do not contain any chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors, starch, additives, binders, or fillers. However, it is recommended that patients suffering from MOG Antibody Disease should use these herbal products in consultation with an experienced Ayurveda expert.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Ayurvedic Way of Effective Fasting for Different Body Types (Prakritis)

Ayurveda, a science of life that was established several years ago, is a potent pathy which was in practice in India but with time, it spread Worldwide due to its efficient ways of treating the diseases from its root. This science has given the ways of leading a normal healthy life of an individual as well, which is very clear in its Aim (Aim of Ayurveda) –“ स्वस्थस्य स्वास्थ्य रक्षणं आतुरस्य विकार प्रशमनं च ”. In other words, it clears that it helps to protect the health of a healthy person and treat the diseased one. That’s why this holistic approach to mankind is the reason where people tried to chase this treasure from our ancient Sages and Vaidyas.

In Ayurveda, there are 3 approaches to treat any disease or to stay healthy, they are – Aahar (Diet), Vihaar (Lifestyle) and Aaushadi’s (Medicines). These three are the main sources or ways which can help to treat us. And one of the methods to attain this is Langhana Therapy (Fasting). Fasting is a technique of refrain from the foods for a stipulated time. It plays its key role in managing the digestive health and curbs the morbid materials from our body. It can of any type – a whole day fasting or intermittent fasting. Fasting can be practiced for particular hours of the day, we can abstain from some particular food stuffs, can skip all the foods and just on water for some duration and so on. And there is a great importance given to langhana in Ayurveda – “ लंघनं परम् औषधं ” langhana is considered as the best medicine because of its importance, let's discuss it.

Fasting

IMPORTANCE OF FASTING

In our daily routine, we consume so many processed things and we do overfeeding that is not good for our body and they develop various toxins inside the body. These toxins will give rise to various health issues. So, to increase our digestive fire, maintain the normal metabolism and detoxify the body and fto keep the diseases at bay, we should do fasting. It will help to maintain the healthy functioning of our body.

But as per Ayurveda, Everyone has a particular constitution i.e. Prakruti. But it will be dominated by Vata dosha, Pitta dosha and Kapha dosha. So, Fasting for a period of time also varies from Prakruti to Prakruti i.e. it depends upon particular dosha.

Even fasting is a ritual practice in most of the cultures. Let’s go for particular Dosha dominant prakruti i.e. Vata Prakruti, pitta Prakruti and Kapha Prakruti.

FASTING FOR KAPHA PRAKRUTI

Kapha dosha is composed of Earth and Water elements. This represents the characteristic of an individual like they are strought, well built, sluggish movements and having a strong immunity. So, these prakruti people have more Meda Dhatu (0adipose tissue) and fasting helps to curb it. So fasting is a great choice for this prakruti as fasting brings lightness in their body. These people can fast for the whole day, can stay hydrated with just water, can skip the meals for 3 days or can do fasting once in a week, regularly. That will not hamper and cause any kind of side effect on their body. It will help to bring balance in all the doshas especially Kapha and Vata dosha. Fasting will help to increase their digestive fire hence accelerates their metabolism. This will be a good choice for kaphaj prakruti people.

FASTING FOR PITTA PRAKRUTI

Pitta dosha is composed of fire and water elements. This represents the characteristic of an individual like they are more angry, with moderate body built and moderate immunity. But, these prakruti have a good digestive fire so they need to do the fasting moderately or can do intermittent fasting. They should not skip the complete meals because it will affect their body. Or they can do fasting occasionally. They can consume fruits, juices or have khichadi or light satvik aahar meanwhile. Because they already have a strong Agni, and fasting increases our appetite and it will curb the normal dhatus in their body. They can do this once in 15 days.

FASTING FOR VATA PRAKRUTI

Vata dosha is composed of air and space elements. This represents the characteristic of an individual like they are very lean with less immunity but they are very active. These prakruti people have irregular digestion, sometimes they can digest well and sometimes they feel like bloated. Fasting helps to aggravate Vata and Pitta dosha in our body hence vata prakruti individual’s should not skip the meals. For maintaining health, they can just skip one of the meals of the day or can fast once in a month, Or can do intermittent fasting with light meals, skipping some particular food for stipulated time, or can just stay on khichadi and fruits for the whole day. Vata prakruti people should not fast for a long time because it will further aggravate vata dosha in their body so instead of giving benefits it will raise various health issues. Once in a month they should do this fasting to detox their body.

SOME TIPS FOR FASTING FOR PARTICULAR PRAKRUTI

  • For Kapha Prakruti - Kapha prakruti people can even drink lukewarm water on the day of fasting. You can curb fats for some days.
  • For Pitta Prakruti - Can stay on some fruits and salads for some days.
  • For Vata Prakruti - You can switch to particular light foods for duration along with fruits.

But everyone after fasting should not start immediately the normal and heavy meals. Rather these should gradually be added in our daily routine.

EFFECTS OF FASTING ON OUR BODY

With fasting we can achieve the following things:

  • Feeling of lightness
  • Become active and alert
  • A good digestion
  • Detoxification of our body
  • A fast metabolism
  • Maintain body shape and weight
  • Increases the body’s immunity
  • Enhances the higher mental functions
  • There will be a natural glow and a positive energy in our body

WHEN TO DO FASTING?

If you have poor digestion and have symptoms like indigestion, coated tongue, constipation, bloating, burping and heaviness in the body. Then it’s a time to detox the body by eliminating the morbid materials and you must revitalize your whole body.

CONCLUSION

Fasting, a healthy procedure to detoxify yourself that boosts the function of our body and clears the channels and also it will be a great choice and a simple way to lead a normal healthy life without diseases.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Treatment of Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans (Ashy Dermatosis) in Ayurveda

The biggest organ of our body is very prone to develop the problems i.e. skin. There are various disorders which change the color of our skin and causes hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation. One among these skin disorders is Erythema dyschromicum perstans. This is not a common disease but can affect any age group. In this article we are going to discuss about the causes, disease presentation and its Ayurvedic aspect and Ayurvedic management with the help of herbs.

INTRODUCTION

Erythema dyschromicum perstans (EDP) is a rare disease which is presented with dark patches or hyper pigmented macules that are ashy grey in color. These lesions are usually at the skin surface but in initial stages they might be bit raised and their shape and size varies. These ashy grey colored pigmentations can occur in multiple areas. This disease is also known by the name Ashy dermatosis and Dermatosis cinecienta.

As said earlier, it can affect any age group but the incidence ratio is quite high in young adults and darker skin people and affects both the genders equally.

Erythema dyschromicum perstans

AS PER AYURVEDA

This disease is also categorized under Twak vikar. Where all the three doshas especially, Vata and Pitta are vitiated with the vitiation of Rasa, Rakta, and Mamsa dhatu which in turn reflect on the twak (Skin).

CAUSES

This acquired hyper pigmented skin lesions are not having a known etiology. But some factors that are responsible for causation are as follow:-

  • Excessive indulgence in things that aggravates Vata and Kapha dosha.
  • Exposure to radiations.
  • Harmful chemicals.
  • History of allergy and infections.
  • Hereditary involvement.
  • Adverse effect of medications.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

The signs and symptoms of this disease are as follow:-

  • Discoloration of skin – dark grayish or ashy like appearance of lesions. Initially the color will be blue or reddish and then gradually it will turn to grey. This is the main cardinal feature of this disease. 
  • Irregular patches.
  • With defined margins and they are somewhat elevated.
  • Sometimes associated with itching and then causes some discomfort.

DIAGNOSIS

These ashy patches can be diagnosed on the basis of clinical representation but to differentiate this disease from other similar diseases where hyper pigmentation occurs, Skin biopsy along with blood investigations are required.

TREATMENT AS PER AYURVEDA

In Ayurveda, these diseases are successfully managed with the help of herbal formulations, mineral formulations and calcium compounds. Planet Ayurveda is dealing with such diseases and efficiently increasing the success rate in these diseases with markedly very good improvement by strictly following the principles and maintaining the ethics of Ayurveda. This disease can be treated well from its root with the help of these natural herbs. Let’s discuss about the management of the Erythema dyschromicum perstans (EDP), the below written medicines are effective in this condition:-

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. Radiant Skin, Hair & Nails Formula
  2. Manjishtha Capsules
  3. Pitta Balance
  4. Gandhak Rasayan
  5. Kumkumadi Tailam

Herbal Remedies For Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans

Herbal Remedies For Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Radiant Skin, Hair & Nails Formula

As the name of the capsule explains its action on our body, it will provide the normal colour to the skin. The herbs like kumari (Aloe barbadensis), Pitta papda (Fumaria officinalis), etc are helpful to retain the normal color and texture of the skin. So it is helpful in reducing the hyper pigmentation of the skin.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals with normal water.

2. Manjishtha Capsules

Manjishtha is a well known herb in Ayurveda which has immense actions on blood and skin. These manjishtha capsules just contain the standardized extract of this Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) herb. It helps to purify the blood and aids a perfect color to the skin. It is effective in case of any kind of lesion on the skin due its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions.

Dosage: 1 cap twice daily after meals with normal water.

3. Pitta Balance

This patent formulation of Planet Ayurveda is composed of calcium compounds as well as herbs. It contains Mukta, Praval, Jawar mohra, Kamdudha and Giloy satva. These medicines work well on all the systems of the body hence maintains the equilibrium of tridoshas and it will be an excellent medicine in regaining the color of the skin. It also avertes the chances of this hyper pigmentation to occur again. If any kind of immune modulation occurs due to this disease, these calcium compounds can help in managing that.

Dosage: 1 cap twice daily after meals with normal water.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

This classical medicine contains the active ingredient gandhak (Sulphur) in it which is purified well. This medicine is beneficial in treating all the skin diseases from its root along with this it also detoxifies the blood thus, works well to curb the toxins inside the body. It is effective to reduce the macules and itching in this case.

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

5. Kumkumadi Tailam

This classical formulation in oil form is very much useful in treating the hyper pigmented skin issues. It helps to reduce the melanocytes and also have anti- anti-inflammatory, anti- bacterial properties and antioxidant properties. The normal skin color can be adopted with the topical use of this oil.

Method of Application: Wash the area, pat dry and gently massage with a few drops of Kumkumadi Tailam. And apply this oil once or twice in a day.

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

PRECAUTION

The main precaution which we need to take in this condition is - avoid the exposure of chemicals and radiations.

CONCLUSION

Ashy dermatosis or Erythema dyschromicum perstans (EDP) is not a life threatening condition but needs proper care because these skin lesions will spread gradually and can cover various parts of our body. These conditions if managed with topical steroids will relapse again but if managed once with herbal medicines then the chances of occurrence are negligible.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Manage Depression Naturally with Herbal Remedies

Today, we are going to discuss another one mental health issue through which almost everyone is passing nowadays i.e. depression. If we have a look at the data provided by WHO, more than 264 million people in the world are facing the same problem. As this disease condition is related to our mind and the way of treating this condition is making an individual mentally strong so let's try to understand what depression is, its causes and effects and how we can counteract depression.

Depression

INTRODUCTION

In our daily life, everybody is facing some kind of issues in his or her life but some people take it lightly, some can overcome and some are unable to face it and they go into a state of mind that is called depression. Depression is not just a word but it has a hidden meaning in itself. It is a state of extreme sorrow that may be for a stipulated period or may stand for a long time.

Incidence ratio – The study reveals that the problem is not bounded to any particular age group. Its incidence ratio is quite high in youngsters that too particularly in females than males. Even this problem can be seen in children too, which sometimes results in the suicidal attempts.

AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF DEPRESSION

As per Ayurveda, Depression is considered as Manoavsaad, where Vata dosha along with Tamas and Rajas doshas got aggravated and depletes the Kapha dosha hence is responsible for wavy mind, fluctuating thoughts, mood swing, etc. This is a Mano Vikar where we need to pay full attention to resolve it otherwise it will give rise to Sharirik Roga's.

WHAT CAUSES DEPRESSION?

This disease is not related to the similar cause in everybody, sometimes a minor thing can become the major cause for somebody depending upon how they react to that condition. Here are some of the general causes seen related to the particular sexes and age groups are:-

In females the common causes are -

  • Marriage
  • Family tensions
  • Rearing of children
  • Over thinking
  • Personality issues
  • Jealous or comparison factor also leads to depression

In males the common causes are -

  • Fear of losing the Job
  • Over burden of work at office
  • Pressure to fulfill the needs of family
  • Social status

In children the common causes are -

  • Examinations
  • High expectations of parents
  • Competition in every field
  • School, family and social environment

Some Common causes in all -

  • Relationships
  • Financial crisis
  • Death of any family member
  • Low esteem
  • Serious ailment
  • Name and fame
  • Chasing success
  • Unable to fulfill the expectations

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION

The various signs and symptoms of this disease are as follows:

  • Feeling of loneliness
  • Mood swings
  • Lack of interest in daily activities
  • Poor concentration
  • Anger, fear and grief
  • Inability to take decisions
  • Stress and tensions
  • Anxiety
  • Crying without any reason
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Variation in body weight
  • Irregular bowel movement
  • Females may get difficulties in their menses.
  • Disturbance in sleep or lack of sleep
  • Feeling of suffocation
  • Fluctuations in thoughts
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Irritability

COMPLICATIONS

If depression is unable to manage on time then it will hamper the normal activities of the person either socially or mentally. Person may develop problems related various systems of the body like reproductive system, cardiovascular system, etc. And in worst conditions it may give rise to suicidal tendencies.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR DEPRESSION BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda, a leading ayurvedic brand which is providing support to patients through their experience by treating such conditions with the help of their knowledge, correct combination of medicines and pure herbal formulations which are developed by the experts. In this condition Planet Ayurveda offers its Depression Care Pack. It includes the following medicines:

  1. Medhya Churna
  2. Gotu kola Capsules
  3. Memory Support
  4. Stress Support

Depression Care Pack

Herbal remedies for depression, Depression Care Pack

1. Medhya Churna

This herbal formulation is prepared from the herbs such as Vacha (Acorus calamus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), etc. All are considered as Medhya rasayanas which helps to improve intellectual power and mental health of an individual. This powder is beneficial to use in such conditions which makes it difficult to lead a normal healthy life like stress, fear and depression.

Dosage: 1 pinch of powder twice daily or 1 gram twice daily.

2. Gotu kola Capsules

An efficient medicine which is prepared from the pure and standardized extract of herb Gotu kola (Centella asiatica). This herb maintains the level of hormones balanced which is basically required in this condition. Usually it helps to boost up the serotonin level which makes the individual happy and elevates the mood. This capsule is widely used to manage the problems related to the nervous system.

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

3. Memory Support

These capsules are composed of the standardized extracts of the herbs Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), etc. All these are brain nourishing tonics which help to make clarity in decision making, boost the memory power, and make you strong mentally to tackle the situations. It helps to relax your mind in all the difficult situations.

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

4. Stress Support

The name of the capsule defines its action in the management of this disease. Stress support capsules are prepared from the herbs like – Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Tagar (Valeriana wallichi) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). It will reduce the level of stress and pressure in the head. It also relieves headache and improves sleep. These herbs help to subside the aggravated Vata dosha in the body.

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

SPECIAL SUPPORT IN DEPRESSION – YOGA, ASANAS AND MEDITATION

Yoga is not a new term in the field of treatment but it is being practised from the ancient times by Sages. It is proved to be the best way in the treatment of various ailments along with depression too. Yoga not only keeps our body fit and healthy but also makes the mind free from burden by increasing the flow of blood circulation in our body. The exercises and Asanas which are practiced in Yoga help to strengthen the Body and mind which results in overcoming depression. There are so many asanas which reduces stress of mind, keeps the mind cool and makes life full of joy. Practicing Yoga is a way of living life in a new manner. Along with Yogas and Asanas meditation in a regular manner has played a key role in the stress management. As meditation is directly linked to the chakras so it teaches us how to keep a control over our thoughts and emotions.

COUNSELLING

Counseling and Medication are the ways by which depression can be cured. In counseling the various aspects of a human or patient's life are studied such as their personal life, relationship with family and friends, past or worst experiences, etc. After knowing these causes the patient is provided with the counseling by the experts some therapies are also a part of counseling such as art therapy, peer therapy and so on. Counseling may help to make a positive mindset which not only helps to conquer depression but also ease the way of life. Just remember one thing in life - "Nobody is exactly like you but you can give a good direction to your life with valuable thoughts.

TIPS

  • Choose the positive environment.
  • Indulge yourself in the hobbies.
  • Make healthy relationships which will add up the joy of your life.
  • Maintain a healthy routine and take a balanced diet.

CONCLUSION

So, here we have discussed about the disease in detail. This is actually not a disease which is incurable but also we cannot ignore it. Thus, we tried to provide some remedies like herbs which will help to nourish the mind, increase the thinking capacity of a person and intellectual power along with some other supportive remedies like Yoga, Counseling, etc. which shows its tremendous results in this disease.

"We have to understand one thing in our life that every problem comes with its solution. So, we have to work on the solution rather than affecting our peace of mind by worrying about the problem."

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

Today, we are going to discuss a health ailment which is very common for those who are standing long hours like cops, teaching staff, security guards, sales man, etc and the disease is known as CVI (Chronic Venous Insufficiency). This disease occurs due to defects of the valves of veins. However there are various other factors which are responsible for this. So, in this article we are going to discuss about the cause, symptoms and its treatment with safe herbal medications.

INTRODUCTION

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition when the deoxygenated blood from the veins of legs is unable to return back to the heart due to improper work by the valves present in the veins. This makes the blood stagnant in the lower limbs and makes the veins protruded, swollen and develop inability to contract the calf muscles hence hampers the routine works.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

The incidence ratio is quite high in the United States and more frequently occurs in the people with the age above 50's. Even the incidence ratio is quite high in those who are standing for prolonged duration and females are more affected than males.

AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF THIS DISEASE

As per Ayurveda, this condition can be correlated as Siraj granthi. Where the Siras are called as Veins and they get enlarged and tortuous so that they are unable to return the deoxygenated blood back to the heart. This is a Pitta pradhana tridoshaj vyadhi where Pitta is the main vitiated factor that further accompanies the Vata and Kapha dosha.

WHAT CAUSES CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY?

The most common causes of this disease are as follows but then also sometimes the causes of occurrence are unable to rule out.

  • The prime cause of the disease is any kind of damage to the valves. These valves are responsible to return and maintain the black flow of blood in the veins.
  • It is very common in diseases like DVT (Deep Venous thrombosis) where due to blood clot the blood stasis occurs in the lower limbs. That’s why it is also considered a Post thrombotic syndrome which occurred as a result of DVT.
  • Weakened veins.
  • Elevated blood pressure.
  • Any defect related to muscles, especially any disease which reduces the mobility or functions of muscles.
  • Hereditary factors – Family history of this disease is also a cause.
  • Diet factors – Excessive intake of abhishyandi foods which obstructs the channels.
  • Congenital malformations.

RISK FACTORS OF THIS DISEASE

  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Drinking
  • Smoking
  • Old Age
  • Occupation especially which are related to long standing works.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

This disease can be presented with the following sign and symptoms:

Swelling, it usually increases after long standing.

  • Prominent veins or varicose veins as they are filled with blood.
  • Itching on the lower limbs.
  • Tiredness, huge pain on touch.
  • Weakness.
  • Inability to move.
  • Cramps in the legs.
  • Tightness or rigidity in lower legs.
  • Heaviness in the lower limbs.
  • Numbness in the lower limbs

DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA

To evaluate CVI complete check up is required to rule out the disease as well as cause. Usually, you are asked for

  • Venogram
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • CT Venography
  • Capillaroscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Hematological investigations

TREATMENT

As per Modern science, treatment of this disease can be done by giving Anticoagulants, analgesics, diuretics and medicines to improve blood flow along with compression with stockings, which most of the time may not be fruitful for most of the individuals and are not long lasting.

TREATMENT AS PER AYURVEDA

In Ayurveda there is quite good treatment modality for this disease like Jalauka avcharna, Basti, Virechana and Oral medications. Here at Planet Ayurveda we are following holistic science with the principles mentioned before several years ago. So, we offer the treatment for this disease is as follows:

  1. Kanchnaar Guggul
  2. Gotukola Capsules
  3. Arjuna Capsules
  4. Manjistha Capsules
  5. Fenugreek Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Herbal Remedies for Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Let's go through these herbal formulations in detail.

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Kanchnaar Guggul

This is a classical herbal medicine which is quite effective in conditions where an overgrowth takes place. Here in this condition it helps to resolve swelling or inflammation of the veins.

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

2. Gotu Kola Capsules

These capsules are composed from the standardized herbal extract of Gotu kola (Centella asiatica). This herb helps to stimulate the nerves that direct signals to the valves to contract normally. And helps to reduce pain and tenderness by subsiding the Vata dosha in the body.

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

3. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) is a best herb for the heart that is effective in conditions related to the cardiovascular system. These herbs contain only the pure extract of herb Arjuna. They help to control the blood pressure and resolve the clots and accumulated toxins in the veins. And helps to ease the blood flow.

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

4. Manjistha Capsules

These capsules contain standardized and pure extract of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). This herb helps to detoxify the blood in the body and is considered the best herb to pacify Pitta dosha in the body, which is a main culprit of this disease.

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice daily, after meals with normal water.

5. Fenugreek Capsules

It is prepared from the extract of Methi (Trigonella foenum-gaecum). It helps to bring balance in Vata conditions and can subside the pain. It also helps to maintain the digestive fire and clears the toxins from the liver. It helps to dissolve the plaques if occurred in the tract of veins and also helps to reduce swelling.

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice daily, after meals with normal water.

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COMPLICATIONS

If this disease is not treated on time then internal venous pressure will increase and small capillaries may burst out. Even it may end up with open ulcers, which are really difficult to treat.

SOME USEFUL TIPS

  • You can wear stockings.
  • Avoid standing for a long time.
  • Elevate the legs.
  • Maintain your blood pressure levels.
  • Avoid the use of spicy and hot foodstuffs.

CONCLUSION

Chronic Venous Insufficiency is a disease which affects our daily chores. And develop swelling in the lower limbs and restrict our movements. So, this condition can be well managed by using safe herbal medicines which are even free from side effects and by lifestyle modifications and we can avert the chances of complications.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Treatment of Costochondritis in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

Musculoskeletal system of our body is responsible for various kinds of movements. Today we are going to discuss about a disease related to it i.e. Costochondritis. This is a disease where inflammation of costochondral joints or junctions takes place which is troublesome for the patient to respire because of severe chest pain. Let us try to understand the disease in depth, its causes and effects and its proper herbal treatment.

INTRODUCTION

Costochondritis is observed as an inflammatory disorder where the inflammation or swelling of cartilage that connects the rib bones to the sternum and makes the costosternal junction. This condition is presented with pain in the chest which may vary from person to person like it may be severe in one and mild in another. Sometimes this disease is misleaded as Tietze syndrome but both diseases are different from one another in some way.

Treatment of Costochondritis in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF THIS DISEASE

As per Ayurveda this disease is described as a ‘Sandhi Shotha’ where Sandhi denotes Joint and Shotha denotes swelling. So this swelling will act on the junction of cartilage, muscles, and rib bones. In Shotha particularly it is considered as Ekanga shotha as the inflammation present in particularly one area. The cause of swelling is production of Ama (endotoxins) due to mandagni. Then Ama vitiates the Tridoshas and gets circulated in our body. They get settled down in Asthi (Bones) and Majja dhatu (Bone marrow) and develop swelling.

WHAT CAUSES COSTOCHONDRITIS?

The various common causes which may develop this disease are as follow:

  • Aaharaj karna (Dietary factors) – Excess intake of salt, sweet, spicy foods, abhishandyndi aahar (the foods that block the channels), etc.
  • Vihaar (Lifestyle factors) – Excessive indulgence in physical activities beyond one’s capacity.
  • Abhigata (Trauma) – Any history of physical trauma may lead to inflammation.
  • History of diseases – Any respiratory infection, chest infection, cardio pulmonary disease, tuberculosis, any associated disease of joints, etc.
  • Long term use of steroids.

TRIGGERING FACTORS

Following are the triggering factors for costochondritis -

  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Use of tobacco
  • Coughing
  • Some types of bacteria and viruses may trigger this condition.
  • Climate changes like cold weather and rainy season.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

The common symptoms observed in patients suffering from costochondritis are -

  • Tenderness over the chest region
  • Sharp shooting pain while respiration
  • Discomfort
  • Shallow breathing due to intense pain
  • Feeling heaviness of chest
  • Fever
  • Tightness or stiffness in the chest
  • Disturbance in sleep
  • Difficulty in swallowing   

DIAGNOSIS

This disease needs a thorough evaluation along with the patient's history. For that we need the help of diagnostic methods for confirmation of this disease. Various diagnostic criteria are helpful in this disease, they are –

  • Blood investigations like – CBC (Complete blood count), ESR (Erythrocyte sedimentation rate), etc.
  • Chest X- ray
  • Ct scan
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).

HERBAL TREATMENT FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned Ayurveda brand that offers the medicines for various diseases. The medicines are result oriented and used worldwide. Many people benefit from the medicines and a number of people are still using these. The products manufactured under the brand are 100 % pure and always contain standardized herbal extracts and powders. This herbal combination of medicines directly works on the root cause and eradicates the disease. Here is the list of medicines prescribed for costochondritis -

  1. Boswellia-Curcumin
  2. Osteo-Plan
  3. Sinhnaad Guggul
  4. Hakam Churna

Herbal Remedies for Costochondritis

Herbal Remedies for Costochondritis, Costo-Chon Care Pack

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

Let’s a have look in detail on the description of each ingredient -

1. Boswellia-Curcumin

This capsule is formed from the combination of two herbs Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa) in equal proportion. The anti- inflammatory properties of both herbs makes them a suitable combination to use in the inflammatory conditions of the body. Along with this it helps to subside the pain. Any kind of bacterial or viral infection which causes the costochondritis can be managed with the help of this medicine.

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

2. Osteo Plan

These herbal capsules are prepared from the standardized and pure extract of herbs Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis) and Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). The Rasayan aushadhi’s present in the formulation helps to provide strength to the bones and maintains the mobility and proper functions of the joint. It reduces the inflammation and tenderness.

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

3. Sinhnaad Guggul

This is a classical herbal formulation which is used widely for many years in treating disorders related to the musculoskeletal system. It contains the main ingredients such as Shudha Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), etc. This medicine helps to nourish the joints and maintains its normal strength and functions. Basically it helps to manage Kapha and Vataj disorders in our body.

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

4. Hakam Churna

This herbal blend is composed of Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativaa), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum) and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi). This powder helps in elimination of the toxins from the body especially if localized in the joints. This powder has good actions on the inflammatory conditions of the bones, muscles and joints. It helps to reduce stiffness, tightness, and congestion of the rib cage. It helps to bring balance in all the Tridoshas.

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

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

  • Never ignore the pain of the chest region whether it is mild.
  • Avoid exposure to cold weather as it may increase the pain.
  • Avoid using milk products and sour food as the condition may become worse.
  • Avoid lifting heavy weights.

CONCLUSION

Costochondritis is a disorder of the rib cage which produces swelling and pain of different intensity. It’s better to take herbal medicines instead of using Steroids and Analgesics which are temporary depressants. This is not the permanent solution of the problem, even you will end up with various complications if used for a longer time. Better diet intake some precautionary measures and using these herbal formulations will keep the problem at a bay.