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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Herbal Remedies for EBMD (Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy)

Eye is the important organ of our body which helps us to see. Eye has three layers including the Fibrous coat which is the anterior or epithelial layer of our eye, Vascular layer which provides nutrition to the various structure of eyeball and consists of three part that is Iris, ciliary body and choroid, and last is the Nervous coat that is retina which is responsible for visual functioning. One of the most important parts of the eyes is Cornea which is transparent and helps the eyes to protect from any infection. Cornea further has five layers that is Epithelium, Bowman’s membrane, Substantia propria or corneal stroma, Descemet’s membrane and Endothelium. Cornea is a vascular structure however, it gets its nourishment from the superficial plexus formed by the episcleral branches of anterior ciliary arteries. The nerve that supplies the cornea is the 5th cranial nerve. Any kind of injury to Cornea may lead to degeneration or dystrophy of the cornea. So, let us have a deep understanding of the concept and find the effective herbal treatment for Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy.

Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF EPITHELIUM IN HUMAN EYE?

As epithelium is expanded throughout our body, they cover a major surface. The cells are closely packed and have free surface which is in contact with the basement membrane. Epithelium has further different types like simple, columnar, glandular, etc. but the one that covers the cornea is Stratified Squamous epithelium. It acts as a barrier to the cornea, and supports the free flow of fluid from the eyes preventing them against any bacteria and healing wounds.

EPITHELIAL CORNEAL DYSTROPHY

It is detected that it takes almost 8 to 9 weeks to develop the corneal epithelium during the gestation period. The corneal epithelium is situated between the epithelial cell and stroma and helps in homoeostasis and wound healing. It is also known as Cogan’s micro cystic dystrophy, where the degeneration or erosion of the epithelium layer of the eye occurs. It is identified as the thickening of the basement membrane of the cornea and presented as dot like or finger like prints on the eye. Patients may not show any symptoms or may suffer from severe pain due to the erosion in both hereditary and autoimmune cases.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Some people with corneal dystrophy may not show any kind of symptoms but some with symptoms suffer from:-

  • Dry Eyes:- It is one of the most common symptoms seen in any kind of corneal dystrophy as there is no proper lubrication to the eyes. The eyes are not able to produce tears.
  • Watery Eyes:- One may also suffer from constant watering of eyes or production of too much fluid due to the erosion.
  • Discomfort:- Due to the appearance of map or finger like prints, one may feel discomfort. They may have the constant feeling of foreign body in their eyes.
  • Pain:- While some patients don’t suffer from any kind of pain, others may have severe ache and itching in the eyes due to the erosion of the epithelium.
  • Photophobia:- The patient may become sensitive to light as cornea acts as a refractive mechanism in our eyes. Every little light is painful to them.
  • Blepharitis:- Inflammation of eyelids may also appear in some cases.

HOW TO DIAGNOSE

Diagnosis can be done by Corneal imagining or testing which includes the corneal topography and focal microscopy which in turn, helps in detecting the epithelial layer of cornea and detecting the cause for corneal dystrophy.

AYURVEDIC VIEW

There are many types of corneal dystrophies and the treatment of these vary with the progression of the disease. Epithelial basement membrane dystrophy is one of them, when left untreated it can make the patient blind. Ayurvedic point of view is different as ayurvedic herbs treat the disease based on the underlying dosha and restores the natural health. In this situation, these herbs will strengthen the epithelial tissue of the cornea and combats the problem by pacifying all the aggravated doshas. Below are some very effective herbal remedies, which can have the effective results in Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR EPITHELIAL BASEMENT DYSTROPHY

The herbal remedies provide good and positive results in the body. As the effects are long lasting, so it takes the required time for eliminating the root cause of the disease and avoiding its recurrence. The herbal medicines provided by Planet Ayurveda are 100% vegetarian and free from any chemicals or preservatives. These are:

  1. Bilberry Capsules
  2. Angel Eye Vitale Under Eye Nourishing Cream
  3. Pitta Balance
  4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  5. Saptamrit Loh
  6. Brahmi Chyawanprash
  7. Curcumin Capsules
  8. Jeevantyadi Ghrit

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Bilberry Capsules

It contains the organic extracts of Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) which is the best proven herb for eyes as it is full of anti-oxidant properties. It enhances and strengthens the eyes and improves the vision.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules once or twice a day, after the meals.

2. Angel Eye Vitale Under Eye Nourishing Cream

As we take care of our face and whole body, it is also very important to take care of our eyes. This under eye cream nourishes the area surrounding eyes and improves blood circulation. It is infused with Vitamins and Antioxidants which maintains eye health and beauty.

Direction: Gently massage it around the eyes after thorough cleansing of eyes with plain water. Use it twice daily for better results.

3. Pitta Balance

It contains compounds like Praval Pishti (Coral), Akik Pishti (Agate), Mukta Pishti (Pearl) and many more. The combination of these herbs help in Aggression, anxiety, burning sensation in hands and feet, Blood pressure and in eye weakness. Basically, it helps in balancing the Pitta Dosha, due to which it shows amazing results in corneal dystrophy.

Dosage: 1 capsule once or twice daily with water, after meal.

4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

The ingredients of this classical herbal formulation are Swarna bhasma, Loha bhasma, Mukta bhasma, etc. which together acts as nerve tonics and aids in corneal dystrophy. It maintains healthy functioning of the nervous system, and brain. It is also very helpful in boosting immunity.

Dosage: Once or twice daily to be chewed with milk, after meals.

5. Saptamrit Loh

It is very useful in almost all the symptoms related to eye problems such as itching, burning, etc. It has proven to be useful in improving eye vision, and have wonderful results especially for the people who are in constant work with computers. Thus, supports in timely treatment of the disease.

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

6. Brahmi Chayawanprash

It is 100% pure and organic herbal Jam which contains the extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) along with 28 other herbs. They synergistically act to improve brain neurons and enhance the corneal functions. It also helps in increasing concentration and stamina.

Dosage: Once or twice daily with plain water, after the meals.

7. Curcumin Capsules

Planet Ayurveda Curcumin Capsules are made up of the standardized extract of Haridra (Curcuma longa) which is rich in anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to these properties, it helps in combating inflammation of eyelid and other eye problems too.

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

8. Jeevantyadi Ghrit

As per the name, it is a classical formulation in the form of Ghrit, prepared using the mixed extracts of Daruharida (Berberis aristata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) and many more. It is helpful in improving vitality and also aids in early stages of cataract. As a whole, it maintains healthy eyes and prevents complications.

Dosage: 1/2 teaspoon in milk before bedtime 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

OTHER TIPS TO MAINTAIN HEALTHY EYES

  • Eat green leafy vegetables and food rich in vitamin A, C and E.
  • Avoid Red meat and foods with high sugar.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • Wear sunglasses while going out in bright sunlight.
  • Maintain Distance while reading books or using screens.
  • Massage the area around eyes every morning in the circular motion to increase blood circulation.

CONCLUSION

All the above mentioned information about the epithelial basement membrane dystrophy is well verified and collected after proper research through different sources. All these herbal medicines will help in Corneal dystrophy effectively. To maintain healthy eyes, one should follow all the tips and tricks.

Take care of eyes because it enables us to see the beautiful world and enjoy its different colors.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Ayurvedic herbs for Psoriasis Management

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease which mainly affects skin as compared to other organs of the body. From the last few decades, Psoriasis's incidence has increased in India. According to a survey about 2 to 3 crore people are suffering from this disease. Male are more prone to this disease as compared to females.

Psoriasis

ETIOPATHOGENESIS

The main cause behind Psoriasis is explained as below:

  1. Genetic abnormalities
  2. Sedentary lifestyle
  3. Wrong dietary habits
  4. Environment factors

The chances of psoriasis are more increased in people with genetic abnormalities when they follow below lifestyle and habits:

  • Vata, Pitta and Kapha are the three main energies of the body. When vata and kapha is increased in the body it affects normal functioning of neuroendocrine system and immune system.
  • When a person's immune system is deficient or not functioning properly, it can lead to various health issues.
  • Vitiated kapha dosha hampers digestive fire, due to which the body is unable to digest food properly that leads to accumulation of endotoxin, i.e ama in the body.
  • This ama can block various channels of our body and further destroy skin cells.
  • After that vitiated vata and kapha dosha along with ama dosha travels through our whole body and deposits in the outer layer of skin (Epidermis).
  • The vitiated dosha and toxic particles further damages the local defence system and nervous system.
  • In the absence of a defence system skin cells begin to multiply in number. This multiplication of skin cells takes place within 4 to 5 days.
  • Skin cells multiply to 10 times faster than normal. Abnormal keratinization of cells leads to multiple layer on the skin surface in the form of scales.
  • Along with this process, pitta dosha is also increased which causes local inflammation.
  • Skin cells start forming scales which are red in color and itchy in nature.
  • Often heat increases itching and the problem is more increased.

In brief etiopathogenesis is explained below:

  • Dosha - Kaph and vata dosha is involved mainly.
  • Increased kapha dosha symptoms - Low energy, sense of heaviness, poor appetite, indigestion
  • Increased vata symptoms - Dry rough skin, Fatigue, bodyache, feeling confused.
  • Digestive fire - Digestive fire is weakened due to increased kapha dosha that leads to indigestion. Improper digestion of food causes formation of undigested food particles. These food particles further cause blockage of channels.
  • Channels - The channels of the body through which the material needed for tissue building and for nutrition flows from one corner of the body to another. Increased kapha dosha is the main culprit behind blockage of channels. It mainly affects Rasvah Srotas (The channel which helps in circulation of lymph, plasma). As disease progresses it also involves other channels too.
  • The target (Dushya) - Mainly skin and lymphatic tissue is involved, but with further progression it also causes damage to other organs and tissues.
  • Immune system (Ojas) - The main reason behind this disease is a weak immune system. It is the main cause which leads to various problems.

CLINICAL FEATURES

The main symptom of Psoriasis is the presence of reddish patches which are dry and itchy. They are present in the form of scales. The patches can range from small spots to major eruptions that can cover large areas. On the basis of scaling, psoriasis is divided into 5 subtypes:

  1. Plaque - It is the most common type, rash is raised and covered with silvery scales. These patches often appear on the scalps, knees, elbows and lower back.
  2. Guttate - Pink red spots on trunk upper arms, thighs and scalp.
  3. Inverse - Patches that are bright red and shiny but don't have scales mainly on armpits, groin.
  4. Pustular - It is an uncommon type and there's pus filled pustules. Mainly on hands and feet area.
  5. Erythrodermic - Severe itching and burning sensation. It affects mostly all parts of our body.

90% of people are found with plaque psoriasis and the rest are affected with other types of psoriasis.

Other Symptoms:

  1. Joint pain
  2. Swollen or stiff joints
  3. Depression

MANAGEMENT OF PSORIASIS

Herbs should be chosen on the basis of above pathogenesis of psoriasis. Things to keep in mind while choosing herbs by physician:

  • Herbs which are effective for dissolution of etiopathogenic factors.
  • They should be less in quantity.
  • Herbs which are easy available and easy to consume.
  • Herbs whose extract are based on Ayurvedic principles.
  • Herbs which are scientifically proven for treating psoriasis
  • Herbs with no side effect when used in proper dose as advised by physician
  • Total cost of treatment should be affordable.

HERBS BENEFICIAL IN PSORIASIS

1. Antipsoriatic Herbs

The main reason behind psoriasis is a weak immune system that can lead to antibody formation in the body.

  1. Shawet kutaj (Wrightia tinctoria)
  2. Avalguja (Psoralea corylifolia)
  3. Arushkara
  4. Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa)
  5. Ankot (Alangium salvifolium)

These herbs are anti-inflammatory and antipruritic in nature. They are very beneficial in all types of skin disorders as they possess anti-toxic action. Due to all these actions and properties these are highly beneficial in treatment of Psoriasis.

2. Immunomodulatory Drugs

Immunomodulatory herbs play an important role in treatment of psoriasis. All these herbs enhance immunity power and provide strength to fight against diseases. The main herbs under this category are:

  1. Ashwagandha
  2. Guduchi
  3. Bhumyamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri)
  4. Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica)
  5. Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  6. Suvarn
  7. Shilajit
  8. Yashad
  9. Tulsi
  10. Pippali
  11. Tamra
  12. Mal
  13. Harital
  14. Parad
  15. Gandhak

3. Locally Acting Herbs

Locally acting herbs play a vital role in treatment of psoriasis such as they help to reduce swelling and help in removal of dead skin cells. The main herbs are Shwet kutaj, Aargvadh, Durva, Madhuyashti, Bakuchi, Karanj oil, Nimba oil and narikel oil.

4. Anti Allergic Herbs

Psoriasis causes red scales which are itchy and sometimes cause discharge. We can use herbs like Shati, Jaharmohra, Madhuyashti, Yashad, Kantkari, Dugdhika, Haridra, Shirish and guduchi etc.

5. Anti Inflammatory Herbs

The main complaint in psoriasis is inflammation. Following herbs can be used to reduce inflammation:

  1. Shallaki
  2. Eranda Moola
  3. Jatiphala
  4. Guggul
  5. Rasna
  6. Dashmoola
  7. Ashwagandha
  8. Haridra

6. Nootropic Herbs

People who are suffering from psoriasis are also found to be depressed and stressed. These herbs can be used to soothe their nervous system and to reduce stress. Brahmi, Tagar, Shankhpushpi, Jatamansi can be used to improve their mood and current situation.

7. Antioxidant Herbs

Antioxidant herbs help in delaying the oxidation of free radicals and are highly beneficial in treating psoriasis.

  1. Shilajit
  2. Amalaki
  3. Abhrak
  4. Yashad
  5. Ashwagandha
  6. Kapikachhu

Friday, November 6, 2020

The Major Hormones of Endocrine System

The internal metabolism of our body is regulated and controlled by the various hormones produced by our Endocrine system. Various major phenomenon in body like growth, development, metabolism, reproduction, homeostasis and our body's response to stress, injury and external environment is coordinated and executed by the hormones. Here we will read about some of major hormones of our body and their function in our system.

Hormones Produced by our Endocrine System

INTRODUCTION

Hormones are the chemical substances produced in the body that acts as a messenger and transfer the important information from one group of cells to the other group. This helps in maintaining coordination between various essential functions of the body. Endocrine system consists of various glands that release hormones. Each hormone have its own specifies type and function. We can take it in this way that our endocrine system order any other part of body to do something and this command is take to the target organ by hormones. There are various glands in the body releasing different hormones and some of the major glands are pituitary, hypothalamus, pancreas, adrenals, parathyroid, thyroid, pineal body, ovaries and testes.

Let us learn about all these hormones and their influence on our body system.

1. Hypothalamus

This gland is located in the central lower part of the brain and controls metabolism, satiety and homeostasis. It releases major hormones like Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH), Thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH), Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and Corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH).

  • Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH)- GHRH stimulates the anterior pituitary gland for the synthesis and release of growth hormone. Even many cells and organs functions are regulated by this hormone.
  • Thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH)- Its main function is to regulate and maintain secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone and eventually regulating thyroid hormone. TRH also control the release of growth hormone, prolactin, insulin and vasopressin.
  • Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH)- GnRH stimulates the pituitary gland which is situated in the brain to secrete the follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. These hormones in men regulate production of testosterone and in women progesterone and estrogen are released by it.
  • Corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH)- CRH stimulates the pituitary gland to release adrenocorticotropic hormone. Corticotropin releasing hormone is known as the controller of stress hormone system (Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis).

2. Pituitary Gland

This small pea sized gland regulates the vital functions of the body and maintain the general wellbeing of a person. Pituitary gland is known as the master gland of the body as it plays the major role in regulation of important functions in the body. It releases several important hormones like Growth hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone, luteinizing hormone, prolactin, vasopressin and oxytocin.

  • Growth hormone- As the name suggests this vital hormone regulates the growth of your body and helps children to grow tall, decreases fat of the body and increases muscle mass.
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone- Pituitary gland produces this hormone and release it into the bloodstream. This hormone than travels to the thyroid gland, binds to the receptors on its cells and stimulates release of thyroxine and triiodothyronine hormones (thyroid hormones).
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone- This hormone is vital in order to maintain the proper stress reaction of your body. It regulates the function of adrenal glands and help body to react to stress. In adrenal gland, it also stimulates the gland to release cortisol hormone.
  • Luteinizing hormone- LH in males stimulates the testes to release testosterone and in females stimulates ovaries to release steroid and progesterone.
  • Prolactin- This amazing hormone is responsible for carrying out many functions in the body, mainly being the production of milk and mammary glands development.
  • Vasopressin- Vasopressin is also known as anti-diuretic hormone which helps in retaining the body’s water. It is secreted by the posterior pituitary gland.
  • Oxytocin- Oxytocin plays a major role in the female reproduction and it helps in breastfeeding by stimulation of nipples and during childbirth by inducing the labor.

3. Pancreas

Pancreas is an abdominal organ, elongated in shape and helps in digestion and release hormones. The exocrine part releases digestive enzymes and the endocrine part releases hormones, i.e. insulin and glucagon.

  • Insulin- Insulin mediates the tyrosine kinase receptor pathway and promotes the glucose uptake by cells, glycogenesis, lipogenesis, synthesis of fats and protein of skeletal muscles. It helps in maintaining balance of blood sugar level.
  • Glucagon- This hormone prevent from falling down the blood sugar level too low. Glucagon do this by stimulating the conversion of stored glycogen to glucose and then release it into the blood stream.

4. Adrenal Gland

There are two adrenal glands which are located on top of the kidneys. Adrenal gland is divided into two parts and the hormones are produced by outer part is called corticosteroids while the inner part produces catecholamines hormones.

  • Corticosteroids- Its main function is to relieve the inflammation anywhere in the body. Corticosteroids provide relief from swelling, itching, redness and other allergic reactions.
  • Catecholamines- The fight or flight reactions in the body is controlled by these hormones as they regulate the stress reaction and helps the body to fight against and fright or terror to oneself.

5. Parathyroid Gland

Parathormone hormone is produced by the Parathyroid gland and is also known as Parathyrin hormone. It regulates the serum calcium concentration.

6. Thyroid Gland

Lower front part of the neck holds the thyroid gland that produces hormones to regulate the metabolism of the body. Thyroid hormone helps in development of nervous system, brain and bones in the children. Blood pressure, muscle tone, digestion, heart rate and reproductive functions are also regulated by thyroid hormone to certain extent.

7. Pineal Body

Pineal gland or pineal body is found in the middle area of the brain. A hormone which regulates the wake-sleep cycle of the human body called as Melatonin is produced by the Pineal gland. Other than this Melatonin also plays a role in regulation of blood pressure, immune system, and autonomic cardiovascular regulation.

8. Ovaries

Two major sex hormones are produced by this gland called estrogen and progesterone. Both the hormones help in regulation of the menstrual cycle and play a vital role in pregnancy. These hormones are necessary for the reproductive and sexual development of the women.

9. Testes

Testosterone is the major hormone produced by testes which plays the major role in sexual development and reproductive health of the men. It helps in regulating libido, distribution of fat and muscles, strength, and production of sperms and RBCs.

CONCLUSION

Endocrine system of the body is vital part of human system that plays the essential role in unhindered functioning of the human body. Coordinated and controlled functioning is carried with various hormones regulation. Other than the above mentioned ones, there are many other hormones as well which play their roles in different aspects of the body system.

Treatment of Cherry Angioma in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

We all might have noticed red moles popping up which might have made you wonder and concerned at some point. But most likely it can be associated with cherry angioma which might be benign skin growth. There are many conventional treatments for surgical removal or some modern medical technique which only reduce their appearance. Rather this condition should be naturally managed with natural herbs and Ayurvedic treatment which will not cause any side effects.

WHAT IS CHERRY ANGIOMA?

Cherry angioma is the most prevalent, acquired and abnormal vascular of blood vessels or capillaries proliferation of the skin. This condition is also termed as senile angiomas, hemangiomas and Campbell de Morgan spots. These further develop into cherry red moles and papules on the skin. According to studies, this can be associated with climate, exposure to chemicals, pregnancy and increase in number might be due to increasing age. The size of the angioma may vary from 1-5 mm, dome-shaped and bright red colored red papules located mainly on the upper extremities and trunk.1

Cherry Angioma

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE CAUSES FOR THE ONSET OF CHERRY ANGIOMA?

Though the causes for the onset of Cherry angioma are not clear but research shows that the major cause for this tend to be genetic and age contribute in increasing in number and size of angiomas. Some of the risk factors are associated with the development of angiomas are-

  • Environmental toxins
  • Dysfunctioning of liver and previous transplantation
  • Hormonal  imbalance
  • Chemical exposure
  • Weather conditions

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHERRY ANGIOMA THAT MAY OCCUR?

Cherry angioma can be seen in 2% children, 50% adults and 50%-70% people annually. Some of the signs and symptoms of cherry angioma include-

  • Red, purple and brown growth which might change with time
  • Painless and tender growths
  • Might appear as multiple lesions on chest, back or shoulders
  • Bleeding might occur on itching or scratching
  • Size may vary from a small dot to a big lump

COMPLICATIONS IN CHERRY ANGIOMA

Though Cherry angioma is non-cancerous and usually don’t harm your health but may lead to some conditions on physical or mental level-

  • Emotional distress
  • Noticeable changes in appearance
  • Bleeding due to some injury

TREATMENT ACCORDING TO MODERN MEDICINE SYSTEM

Generally this does not need to be treated but can be removed if they are affecting your appearance-

  • Laser
  • Shave excision
  • Cryotherapy (freezing)
  • Electro surgery or burning

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR MANAGING CHERRY ANGIOMA

Some of the most effective natural remedies for Cherry angioma can be discussed as follows-

  1. Tea tree oil - Tea tree oil is beneficial in managing various skin conditions because it has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. This can be applied as 1 part tea tree oil mixed with 2 part olive oil.
  2. Chamomile oil - Chamomile is an herb which has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, hence it can be used as a natural antidote for treating skin conditions. This can be used as a local application in cherry angioma.
  3. Dandelion root - Dandelion are highly nutritious and enriched with antioxidants. Milky resin from a cut dandelion root and it can be applied locally from 2-3 times a day for reducing the symptoms of cherry angioma.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CHERRY ANGIOMA BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda has various herbal supplements for effective management of cherry angiomas which includes Manjishtha capsules, Gandhak Rasayan, Liver detox formula, Cucumber toner and Cleopatra anti- ageing body butter. All these formulations are 100% pure, natural and vegetarian, which are manufactured in totally sterilized conditions and under strict supervision of MD Ayurveda practitioners.

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. Manjishtha Capsules
  2. Gandhak Rasayan
  3. Liver Detox Formula
  4. Cucumber Toner
  5. Cleopatra Anti-Ageing Body Butter

Herbal Remedies for Cherry Angioma

Herbal Remedies for Cherry angioma

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Manjishtha Capsules

Manjishtha capsules have been formulated by using pure extracts of high quality herbs of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). This traditional herb is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial herb. Manjishtha capsules from Planet Ayurveda are amazing blood purifier and act as detoxifying agents therefore helps in giving relief from various skin disorders. All over, this is an amazing herbal remedy for managing symptoms of cherry angiomas.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

2. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which contains purified Sulphur (Shuddh Gandhak). Sulphur is a great immunity booster and beneficial in improving digestion. This is an amazing wound healer and pain relieving agent. This herbal supplement has anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and antipruritic properties. Gandhak Rasayan helps in repairing cells, improving the functioning of cells which ultimately helps in reducing symptoms of cherry angiomas.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets two or three times a day with lukewarm water.

3. Liver Detox Formula

Liver detox formula is an amazing herbal formulation containing enormous herbs like Katuki (Picorrhiza kurrao), Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Makoy (Solanum nigrum), Biranjasipha (Achillea millefolium), Jhavuka (Tamarix galluca), Himsra (Capparis spinosa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Kasni (Cichorum intybus). These all herbs in combination act synergistically in rejuvenating liver health. This formula is very helpful in flushing out the toxins which helps in purification of blood and treats various skin disorders.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

4. Cucumber Toner

Cucumber toner is herbal remedy from Planet Ayurveda for skin containing Mint oil (Mentha piperita), pure extracts of Aloe barbedensis (Aloe vera) and cucumber extracts (Cucumis sativus). Cucumber toner is a tremendous product for healthy skin, provides cooling effect, glowing and bright complexion. This will effectively reduce various skin conditions like dark under eye circles, sunburn, puffy eyes and dry skin.

Method of Application: It is recommended to use this toner regularly during day time after cleansing. Mist 3-4 pumps directly on face with a cotton pad and pat it gently. Wipe it with the help of a cotton ball.

5. Cleopatra Anti-Ageing Body Butter

Planet Ayurveda has formulated this pure and natural product with the goodness of Almond oil, Shea butter, Olea European oil, Glycerin, Olive oil, Wheat Germ oil, Aloe vera, Jojoba oil, etc. It enhances the production of proteins necessary for skin regeneration collagen and elastin; which improves skin elasticity, provides firmness and hydrates the skin. This body butter reduces various symptoms related to skin diseases like dry and flaky skin, rashes and itching, etc. Thus, it can work significantly in managing symptoms of cherry angiomas.

Dosage: It is recommended to apply Cleopatra anti-ageing regularly at night for better results.

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

Hence from this discussion we can conclude that Ayurvedic treatment can effectively eliminate the root cause of all ailments by balancing the vitiated tridosha. Cherry angioma generally cannot cause any severe condition but it can be effectively managed by natural herbal treatment.

REFERENCES

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2895217/

Thursday, November 5, 2020

How can Rheumatoid Arthritis be treated with Herbal Medicine?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is becoming very common these days. Being an autoimmune disorder, it does not only affect the joints but other body parts also such as skin, lungs, blood vessels, etc. Without wasting time, let us move forward to know about its symptoms, causes, complications, diagnosis, and the most powerful treatment available in the ancient and oldest medicinal system, Ayurveda.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

WHAT IS RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a Chronic Inflammatory Autoimmune Disorder due to the symptoms and causes involved in it. Mainly, the lining of joints gets affected in this disease. The severity of the diseases can also make the affected person physically disable. It happens because inflammation is its major symptom. Below, we will discuss about its risk factors and other related points in detail, but a main thing that is to be known should be explained here. It is true that numerous factors can trigger RA, but the breastfeeding can reduce the risk of RA.1

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?

The symptoms of RA can be seen in one or more body parts at once or gradually. Initially, it may affect the smaller joints of the body such as fingers and toes. With time, the Shoulders, Wrists, Elbows, Knees, Hips and Ankles can also be involved. Mostly, the symptoms are experienced in the same joints of body parts, on both sides (both hands, both legs, both knees, etc.).

Ayurvedic Verse for symptoms of RA

अङ्ग्मर्दोअरुचिस्तृष्णाह्यालस्यं गौरवं ज्वरः।
अपाकः शूनताअङ्गानामामवातस्य लक्षणम्।।

(Ref: मा. नि . 25/6)

As per the above Shloka, Body Pain, Anorexia, Excessive Thirst, Fatigue / Lethargy, Heaviness, Fever, and Indigestion are the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

In many cases, rheumatoid arthritis also affects skin, eyes, heart, kidneys, lungs, nerve tissue, bone marrow, salivary glands, blood vessels, etc. but not in joints. The symptoms of RA can vary and fluctuate depending upon the situation but, the most commonly diagnosed symptoms are:

  • Inflammation and Pain
  • Joint stiffness that worsen in the mornings
  • Pyrexia
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Low Energy Levels
  • Dryness of Mouth and Eyes
  • Stress & Depression

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?

As per the modern medical system, when the immune system attacks the synovium (the membrane lining surrounding the joints that assures the smooth movement of joints by producing required fluid), it becomes RA3.

As per Ayurveda, it is believed that the accumulation of Ama (toxins) in the body is responsible for Rheumatoid Arthritis. These toxins hamper the proper blood flow and functioning of the body parts leading to the destruction of cartilage and bones and weakening of tendons and ligaments. Moreover, the Vata dosha gets vitiated in this health problem. Therefore, RA is termed as Aamvata in Ayurvedic system of medicine.

HOW CAN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS BE DIAGNOSED?

RA can be diagnosed through different tests as per the situation and symptoms of the patient but, below tests are surely involved.

  1. Physical Examination
  2. X-Ray
  3. MRI
  4. Ultrasound
  5. Blood Tests

WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?

Disease progression and increasing severity of RA result in various complications. The most common of them are mentioned below:

  • Bone Erosion
  • Joint Deformity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Disturbed Body Composition
  • Cardiac ailments
  • Lung Problems
  • Lymphoma
  • Unemployment

RISK FACTORS OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

The risk factors that can be responsible to trigger RA are:

  • Women are more prone to it than men.
  • It can affect the body at any age, but middle aged people (between 30 and 50 years of age) are more sensitive to it.2
  • Genetic factors or RA patient in family can increase the risk.
  • Some occupations and environmental factors can also be the cause.
  • Smoking and Drinking are always in the risk factors of any health issue, and in RA as well.
  • Obesity and lifestyle diseases are also the second risk factor that can never be separated from most of the health disorders including RA.

HERBAL TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

लङ्घनं स्वेदनं तिक्तं दीपनानि कटूनि च।
विरेचनं स्नेहपानं बस्तयश्चाममारुते।।
सैन्धवाद्येनानुवास्य क्षारबस्ति प्रशस्यते।।

(Ref: चक्रदत्त 25/1)

As per this Shloka, Fasting, Inducing Sweating through drugs, giving Carminative drugs, detoxification by Purgation, oleation with medicated oils, medicated enema, medical oil mixed with salt enema (Anuvasan Basti), and enema through alkaline drugs is considered as an effective treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Planet Ayurveda is an Ayurvedic clinic and herbal manufacturing unit, expanding Ayurveda for years. The Ayurveda experts of this leading Brand provide treatment or all the health disorders through herbs according to the principles of Ayurveda. They are also helping people to combat and manage Rheumatoid Arthritis by using the natural and pure herbal formulations manufactured under strict guidance of Ayurveda Experts. They are free from any type of chemicals, preservatives an fillers, hence, have numerous health benefits along with treatment of the specific disease. RA Care Pack available from the house of Planet Ayurveda includes the following medicines which helps the patient in recovering effectively from Rheumatoid Arthritis:

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Rumogin 5
  4. Joint Aid Plus
  5. Aamvantak Churna

RA Care Pack

Herbal Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis, RA Care Pack

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

The standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is used in the preparation of Ashwagandha Capsules. The pure extract is filled in the vegetarian capsule shells to maintain its potency. Ashwagandha is considered as the most efficacious herb to nourish the tissues, muscles, bones, etc. It rejuvenates the cells and improves the mobility of joints resulting in the elimination of symptoms involved in Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is good at relieving the pain and inflammation.

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice a day with plain water, after the meals.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

The name of this herbal product clarifies its ingredients well, that are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). This combination of anti-inflammatory herbs not only reduces pain and swelling but also provides relief against the morning stiffness in RA. It strengthens the joints as well as all the body parts.

Dosage: 1 capsules two times a day with normal water, after meals.

3. Rumogin 5

Rumogin-5 Capsules of Planet Ayurveda have the potential to support in the treatment of RA, whether acute or Chronic. Being a perfect blend of Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Maricha (Piper nigrum), and Pippali (Piper longum). Having Haridra as its major ingredient, it possesses anti-oxidant, immunomoulatory and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, helps in treating RA.

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

4. Joint Aid Plus

The product is named as per its quality and effectiveness. Joint Aid Plus which means a remedy to help in maintaining healthy joints. It contains the pure extracts of Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), and Sonth (Zingiber officinale). The appropriate quantity of these herbs in these capsules make them effective to treat RA and maintain healthy functioning of various body parts.

Dosage: 2 Capsules two times daily with normal water after meals.

5. Aamvatantak Churna

Containing the herbs possessing anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant and immune booster properties, this herbal formulation aids in the reduction of pain, tenderness, and inflammation. This is prepared by mixing Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum), Suranjaan (Colchicum automnale), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).

Dosage: ½ tsp twice a day with plain water, aloe vera juice or Kumari Saar, after meals.

DIET AND LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

Along with the above described medicines, we should modify our diet and lifestyle to an extent to prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis or combat its symptoms at the initial stage. Some of the general recommendations are as follows:

  • Maintain Healthy Weight
  • Stay hydrated
  • Keep detoxifying your body
  • Stay Involved in Mild Physical Activities
  • Balanced Diet should be consumed
  • Avoid Unhealthy Lifestyle such as sleeping late, smoking, alcohol, etc.
  • Stress Relieving therapies, such as meditation, yoga, etc.

CONCLUSION

In a nutshell, we can say that above provided are all the most effective remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Taking them strictly as per the physician's advice will not only help you to get rid of Rheumatoid Arthritis but also to maintain overall health by preventing many other joint related and other health disorders. Also, you can visit this link to follow the Ayurvedic Diet chart to manage RA effectively: www.planetayurveda.com/library/diet-plan-for-rheumatoid-arthritis

REFERENCES

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/rheumatoid-arthritis.html
  2. https://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Rheumatoid-Arthritis
  3. https://www.arthritis.org/diseases/rheumatoid-arthritis

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Herbal Remedies for LAD Blockage - Heart Attack

LAD Blockage is the short name for Left Anterior Descending Artery Blockage. Commonly, we know it as Heart Attack and the cardiologists worldwide informally call it Widowmaker. So, it also has a name as Widowmaker Heart Attack. Its different names clearly explain a lot about this disease including its threat in life. But, the good thing is we can prevent and treat it. How and what are the factors responsible for it? Being connected to the natural field of medicine, Ayurveda, we focus on prevention more than the cure thus finding the root cause behind the disease is our first and foremost act. So, let's start to find the answers to all the above questions.

LAD Blockage

WHAT IS LAD?

We all are well aware with the blockage word, which means to stop. Our heart has three arteries, one in the right and two in the left side. LAD i.e., Left Anterior Descending Artery, which is located at left, is the largest and most vital blood vessel of our heart. It ensures the proper functioning of heart by supplying almost half of the total the required blood to the heart muscles. Thus, any problem in such an important vessel can be really risky for the life of a person. But, finding it at initial stage and preventing further injury can help us to lower the risk of its dangerous consequence. As its symptoms rapidly increase from mild to severe due to which it is termed as Widowmaker. For taking the fruitful preventive measures, we should know about its causes and symptoms.

CAUSES OF LAD BLOCKAGE

The primary cause of the disease is the complete blockage of LAD arteries accompanied by our unhealthy diet and lifestyle. Following are the factors that are found responsible for this blockage.

  • High LDL / Bad Cholesterol
  • Plaque in Vessels
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Family History
  • Smoking and Drinking
  • Obesity
  • Unhealthy Fats and Packaged & Processed Food
  • High BP
  • Diabetes
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Older Age
  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

SYMPTOMS OF LAD BLOCKAGE

The symptoms of LAD Blockage are like the other types of Heart Attack and may not get your attention until the affected person gets a heart attack or any related heart problem. The signs vary person to person. The adjoining of the plaque and high cholesterol in the heart starts to form blood clots, which in turn shows the following signs:

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Arteries hardening
  • Radiating Pain in the body (Arms, legs, back, neck, jaw, etc.)
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal pain
  • Feeling of stretched muscles
  • Breathing problem
  • Panic and anxiety for no reason
  • Excessive sweating
  • Low energy levels

COMPLICATIONS OF LAD BLOCKAGE

As we have discussed about the maximum details of LAD Blockage, we are well-known to the fact that no prevention or timely treatment of this blockage will lead to a Cardiac Arrest / Heart Attack. Moreover, depending upon the symptoms and the person's reaction to the situation, it can result in death.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR LAD BLOCKAGE

Herbs, the natural ingredients available to support and improve our health are well potent for this condition also. We just need to get the correct ones for the sake of our heart's health and we can easily let it stay healthy and protected against these hazards. The Ayurveda experts of Planet Ayurveda, who continuously work to serve the society with the best of nature's healing ingredients, also have some herbal supplements in their range of products. These supplements are finely prepared using the purest natural extracts and medically effective parts of the herbs. Many efficacious herbs are being provided separately as well as in combined forms as per the requirements and demands of the human's health. Likewise, for preventing and treating LAD blockage, the useful herbs are as follows:

  1. Arjun Tea
  2. Guggul Capsules
  3. Arjuna Capsules
  4. Total Heart Support

Herbal Remedies for LAD Blockage

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Arjun Tea

Arjun Tea is a very remarkable formulation of Planet Ayurveda, which is highly rich in natural CoQ10 (the most essential nutrient for the healthy heart). It is prepared using the extract of Arjuna’s (terminalia arjuna) bark along with Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Pipal tvak (Ficus religiosa), Daalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), and Chhoti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum). Arjun is considered as the best herb for heart and the additional herbs support its functioning and add taste to the tea as well. Its regular use aids in strengthening the Heart Muscles, improving the arterial function, reducing LDL and cholesterol levels, and protecting the heart against various heart disorders including LAD Blockage. Also, it improves the blood circulation to the heart as well as in the whole body.

Dosage: Arjun Tea can be drunk twice daily and is the best alternative for your normal tea. It is always better to make it without milk for better results.

2. Guggul Capsules

Guggul (Commiphora mukul) is a beneficial herb that can be used daily to prevent ourselves from various diseases. It shows amazing results in maintaining healthy bones, joints and muscles by balancing the tridosha. Besides these, it supports proper circulation of blood and maintains healthy metabolism. It is also good at checking bad cholesterol. The pure standardized extract of this herb is filled in the veggie capsules shells to promote its efficacy for helping in various health issues. It is ok to take Guggul Capsules from Planet Ayurveda as daily dietary supplements to stay safe against the cardiovascular disorders including LAD blockage. It will help in eliminating its symptoms at initial stage such as High bad cholesterol, obesity, etc.

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

3. Arjuna Capsules

Planet Ayurveda’s Arjuna Capsules are made up of the standardized extract of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) without adding any preservatives or fillers. As mentioned above, Arjuna is the best and most potent herb for heart. So, along with Arjun tea, daily consumption of Arjuna capsules by the people who have the risk of getting cardiovascular diseases helps them in prevention of the severities and treatment of the existing symptoms. Likewise, in the cases of LAD Blockage, Arjuna capsules can provide results by destructing the blood clots, improving the functioning of the arteries and doing other supportive functions as well.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times daily with normal water, after the meals.

4. Total Heart Support

The name of this formulation recommends its overall functioning in a well manner. Like its name, the herbs are combined in this product to support the complete heart and its functioning. Thus, it will be very useful in promoting blood circulation and strengthening the heart muscles to pump it well. It contains Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis). It relieves pain, inflammation and the blood clots in order to avoid the complications.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day with plain water, after the meals.

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DIET AND LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

The herbs lose their efficiency if they do not get a proper support of balanced diet and lifestyle. So, to increase their benefits, we need to take care of some points for preventing and treating heart related disorders:

  • Consume Whole Grains, Healthy Fats, Low-fat dairy products, fresh homemade food, and fiber rich diet.
  • Do mild exercises daily for half to one hour.
  • Gourd juice is really very helpful in treating any type of heart blockage.
  • Restrict smoking and drinking alcohols and other packaged drinks.
  • Have Proper sleep daily.
  • Maintain the optimum weight as per your height and body needs.
  • Go for Regular heart check-ups to prevent risks of dangerous ailments.
  • Reduce stress, anxiety and negative impacts on life and stay positive.

CONCLUSION

Our heart functions uninterruptedly right from our birth and take care of our whole body functions by circulating blood continuously. So, it is our duty to support it and help it stay healthy always. As, restrained functions of any other body part may keep us alive for treatment but if the heart stops beating, it is the full stop on life. We cannot even take the next breath. Hence, don't choose your death over life, it is natural and will come one day. Till the, live your life completely with a happy heart.