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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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   


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).


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


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.


  • 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.


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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Ayurvedic Treatment For ACL Tear - Best Alternative Treatment Available

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Tear is majorly a sports injury that mostly affects the sportsperson involved in the sports with sudden stops or changes in direction such as football, soccer, basketball and downhill skiing. The most common treatment for this injury is surgery till the time, but does it the only solution? Can it not be treated without surgery? Let us have the answers to all such questions here and find out if there is a better alternative available.

ACL tear, Torn ACL, anterior cruciate ligament


ACL Tear is a sprain in one of the major ligaments in your knee, the anterior cruciate. As already mentioned above, the sportspersons are the most affected people with ACL Tear as they are involved in the actions like sudden stops, jumping, landing, etc.


ACL Tear has three main stages that also become the basis of its way of treatment. These stages are:

  • Stage 1 – The ligament fibers are stretched, but no tear resulting in mild tenderness and swelling, knee is stable.
  • Stage 2 – Fibers of the ligament are near to complete tear with hemorrhage, little tenderness, pain and more swelling, some loss in functioning, knee may be unstable.
  • Stage 3 – The fibers of the ligament is completely ruptured into two parts, pain and swelling may vary in the different patients, complete loss of stability and the knee movements will be absent.


The causes behind the ACL Tear can be:

  • Suddenly Stopping
  • Incorrect landing from a jump
  • Rapid move around
  • Reducing speed while Running
  • Direct Hit from a football, etc.


The person hears or feels a pop (sound) or the popping sensation in the knee, when the injury occurs. Other signs involve:

  • Swelling on knees
  • Pain
  • Unable to move knees properly
  • Feeling uncomfortable while walking
  • Tenderness in the joints


The factors that can increase the risk of getting affected with ACL Tear are:

  • Being Female due to less muscular, hormonal and physical strength
  • Participation in certain sports like soccer, football, jumping, gymnastics, etc.
  • Wearing unfit footwear
  • Use of poor and uncomfortable sports equipment


The biggest complication associated with the ACL Tear is osteoarthritis.


ACL Tear is usually diagnosed through the MRI Scan along with the physical examination and the history of the related incident.


According to the researches and studies, female sportsperson are more prone to ACL Tear than the male sportsperson. This comparison is based up on the physical conditioning and muscular strength of both along with the hormonal influence and neuromuscular control as well.


ACL Tear can be prevented to an extent by following some preventive measures as mentioned below:

  • Muscle strengthening Exercises
  • Balancing Exercises
  • Core and Lower Body Exercises
  • Proper training about the proper techniques to be used while playing
  • Avoiding the risk factors as mentioned above


As per the modern medicinal system, the decision for surgery in cases of ACL Tear depends solely upon the severity of the injury. Surgery can be avoided in Stage-1 ACL Tear but never to be avoided in other two stages as it may result in more severe health problems.


Surgeries in the case of ACL Tear also will create the consequences as usual. Some of the most common side-effects that are observed after the surgery of ACL Tear are:

  • Viral Infections / Transmissions
  • Bleeding
  • Numbness of the knee or leg
  • Blood Clotting’
  • Stiffness
  • Uncontrolled Pain for life
  • Arthritis


Generally the doctors say that ACL Tear should be treated with the surgery, as it is not the injury of only one ligament but affects the nearby ligaments and tissues also. Surgery may be avoided in the cases of Stage-1 ACL tear, but it is a very rare situation. Stage-2 and Stage-3 are the most common situations of ACL Tear. And if we compromise and decide not to go for surgery then even the stage-1 ACL tear with continuous mild injuries will become more severe and can have various complications such as Arthritis.


After the whole discussion about ACL Tear and its most common treatment, now it is the time to learn something about the wonderful treatment of various acute and chronic diseases through natural ways, i.e., Ayurveda. Ayurveda always focuses more on prevention than treatment but still if a person gets suffered from severe diseases, it provides the best alternative treatment for the same. This herbal treatment neither affects adversely nor increases the risk of complications. Rather, the Ayurvedic treatment for ACL Tear will help in avoiding surgery even in the 2nd and 3rd stages and will recover the injury by working on its root cause and eliminating the symptoms of the disease.

Planet Ayurveda, a leading herbal manufacturing unit is dealing in almost all the chronic diseases successfully with the use of best herbal supplements. The herbal supplements from the house of Planet Ayurveda gets prepared under the strict supervision of the Ayurveda experts by following the principles of Ayurveda strictly. So, below provided is the treatment of ACL Tear in Ayurveda by the team of well-trained and well-experienced Ayurvedic doctors of Planet Ayurveda.


  1. Boswellia Curcumin
  2. Coral Calcium Complex
  3. Joint Aid Plus Capsule
  4. Yograj Guggul
  5. Orthovita Oil

Herbal Remedies for ACL Tear

herbal remedies for acl tear


1. Boswellia Curcumin

Planet Ayurveda Boswellia Curcumin capsules include the perfect mixture of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa) which makes them the most effective and wonderful in the cases of joint pains and inflammation. Being anti-inflammatory and analgesic, these both herbs help in reducing the inflammation and stiffness in the joints leading to the promotion of flexibility and mobility.

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

2. Coral Calcium Complex

These capsules contain the natural and pure extract of the various Pishtis, Praval pishti, Akik Pishti, Jawar Mohra Pishti, Mukta Pishti along with Kamdudha Ras and Guduchi. All these herbs are loaded with the compounds that help in maintaining healthy calcium levels inside the body, hence helps in strengthening bones, muscles and nerves.

Dosage: 1 Capsule two times daily with plain water, after meals.

3. Joint Aid Plus Capsules

Joint Aid Plus capsules from Planet Ayurveda acts as per its name, i.e., helps in relieving joints related health disorders. These capsules are a perfect blend of the most effective anti-inflammatory herbs that reduces the pain as well. Its ingredients are Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Regular use of these capsules helps in preventing and treating pain and inflammation. It provides wonderful results in the cases of severe health problems like osteoarthritis, when used with other effective herbal supplements.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with milk or plain water after the meals.

4. Yograj Guggul

Yograj Guggul tablets are prepared with the mixture of the most potent and effective herbs to reduce stiffness, numbness and tingling sensations. Besides these, these tablets have proven effects in the cases of chronic arthritis involving joint pain, inflammation and damages. Pure Guggul (Commiphora mukul) is mixed with Pippali (Piper longum), Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Adrak (Zingiber officinale) and some other herbs to provide the successful results in the cases of numerous diseases.

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

5. Orthovita Oil

As the name suggests, Orthovita Oil from the Planet Ayurveda is a perfect herbal formulation available for local application. It includes the herbs such as Camphor, Gandhapura Oil, Prasarini Oil, etc. that help in reducing the joint pain, stiffness and inflammation and ensures the healthy movement of bones and muscles. It works as a supportive medicine in the cases of joint disorders.

How to Apply?

Take 5 to 10 ml of Orthovita Oil in your palm and massage the affect ted area gently until the oil gets soaked (90%) by the skin. Wrap the area with a cloth for a minimum of 2 to 3 hours so that it can attain moisture, restore energy and repair the joint naturally. It can be applied 2 times a day without any adverse effects.

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Therefore, we have discussed almost everything about the ACL Tear and its general and alternative treatment. Now, you can easily compare the positive and negative effects of both the available treatments to choose the best one for you.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Treatment Of Bartonellosis In Ayurveda

Here in this article we will be learning about one of the very common infection Bartonellosis and its herbal treatment. It also involves all the thing you want to know about it like signs and symptoms, risk factors, causes, diagnosis and treatment.


Bartonella is the genus of bacteria that causes group of infections called Bartonellosis. This gram-negative bacteria consist of around fifteen to twenty species that causes Bartonellosis in humans. This bacteria can be transmitted to human beings through various infected carriers like lice, fleas, sandflies, and animal bites or scatches. The group of diseases that are caused by Bartonella bacteria are trench fever, Scratch disease, and Carrion’s disease. Many times this Bartonellosis is self limiting and go away on its own. Usually healthy looking individual when goes for checkups, tests positive for the Bartonella bacteria. The symptoms are either mild or absent.



Anyone can be infected with Bartonella bacteria but there are some conditions which make one person to be more prone to develop it and that too very severe. Some of these conditions are:

  • Having HIV/AIDS
  • Having other immunocompromised condition
  • History of organ transplant
  • Having cancer


Signs and symptoms of this disease may vary as per the type of infection one person is affected with. Usually the signs and symptoms are mild and self limiting but when they are severe and full flashed, it is a matter of concern and can be fatal. So accordingly the symptoms are given below.

Cat Scratch Disease

  • After several days first sign is appearance of macule on the site of infection which soon converts into papule in around three to ten days after exposure.
  • Then this papule turn into vesicle which is filled with fluid which may go away after crust formation leaving a scare behind.
  • In around three weeks of time there can be seen swelling of lymph nodes in under arms, neck, or groin.
  • Pain and aches all over the body
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chill
  • Pain in back and abdomen
  • Soreness of throat
  • Weight loss

Carrion’s Disease

  • Fever
  • Skin eruptions
  • High fever
  • Severe pain in muscles
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Meningitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Seizures
  • Angina
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Disturbed liver and digestive functions

Trench Fever

  • Sudden symptoms are developed in this case in around 4-5 days
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in legs and back
  • Skin rashes
  • Enlarged liver and spleen


Invasion of the specific strain of Bartonella bacteria in the red blood cells and endothelial cells causes the initiation of the infection. These organism proliferates here and division occurs.


Diagnosis cannot be singly made based on the clinical presentation as they can be non specific and are not confirmatory. Diagnosis can be confirmed by the laboratory tests. There are certain imunoflourescent tests for IgG and IgM antibodies.


Treatment is required in the cases where the host is weak and immune compromised and symptoms are overwhelming, otherwise the disease can be self limiting in many cases. However for the clinically active cases, in modern medicine system certain antibiotics are prescribed. While the many strains of Bartonella have shown resistance to these antibiotics which make the treatment difficult. Also the prolonged use of the antibiotics can create many other problems in the body system. Hence, people are opting for the alternative system of medicine and Ayurveda is one of them. Ayurveda is the the science of life in which disease is considered to be due to imbalance of any of the three doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha in the body. In this system whole of the treatment is based on the natural source like herbs or therapies that not only heal the body internally but do not cause any harm to the body even if taken for long term.


Planet Ayurveda is a herbal brand that offers best quality herbal products and medicines for the treatment of the various diseases. Products from Planet Ayurveda is used by numerous patients worldwide. All the medicines and other products manufactured here are from pure, finest and best quality herbs and procedure is based on the guidelines given in authentic literature of the Ayurveda. All the products are manufactured under the strict guidance of MD Ayurveda doctors. For Bartonellosis also Planet Ayurveda offers BTS Care Pack that helps to manage the symptoms and treat the disease in completely natural way and the treatment is gentle, permanent and natural.

BTS Care Pack

Herbal Remedies for Bartonellosis

1. Curcumin Capsules

These single herb capsules are prepared from standardized extract of active compound of turmeric, i.e. Curcumin. It is very well known to possess numerous medicinal properties like antibacterial, antifungal, immunity enhancer, anti inflammatory etc. All these properties make it any amazing formula to treat Bartonellosis.

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

2. Giloy Capsules

Standardized extract of Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy) is used to prepare these amazing herbal capsules. These capsules possess many therapeutic properties like anti inflammatory, immunomodulating, anti bacterial etc. Hence help to treat the infection effectively.

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

3. Kaishore Guggul

These polyherbal tablets are prepared from the various medicinal herbs like Amalaki, Bibhitaki, Haritaki, Guggul, Giloy, Shunthi etc. It possess marked blood purifying properties that help in clearing the various toxins and infectious agents from the blood treating and preventing infections. Kaishore guggul tablets also have anti inflammatory and analgesic properties.

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

4. Manjishtha Capsules

These herbal capsules are prepared from Rubia cordifolia (Manjishtha) which effectively treats all the skin ailments like rashes, eruptions, itching, swelling etc. owing to the anti inflammatory and blood purifying properties present in it.

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

5. Navkarshik Churna

It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which has been used since ages to treat any ailment in which there is accumulation of by products, toxin substances or infections in the blood. It consist of various herbs like Amla, Haritaki, Bahera, Vacha, Neem, Manjishtha, Katuki etc.

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

6. Brahmi Capsules

These herbal capsules are preapared from Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi) which helps to treat ailments related to brain. Hence here it can help in Bartonellosis by treating and managing encephalopathies.

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


Bartonellosis is a blood infection caused by Bartonella bacteria that can be treated successfully with the help of herbal medicines in natural and gentle way without posing any other risk. Herbal medicines are the choice of treatment for natural way to get rid of the infection.