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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Why did my doctor recommend colonoscopy? What symptoms indicate a need for a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is broadly used for the diagnosis and treatment of colonic disorders (Range of diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease – Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis – diverticular disease and colon cancer. Colonoscopy, in which the doctor looks inside the colon of the patient with a thin, flexible tube that holds a tiny camera and light. Colonoscopy is one method that doctors use to diagnose UC and Crohn's diseases. A colonoscope is a long, thin flexible tube with a camera at the end. The doctor uses it to view the inside of your colon and rectum. In this article, we are going to put a lime light on when a patient is in need of a colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy

INDICATIONS FOR COLONOSCOPY

  • In lower Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • For the screening of colorectal polyps
  • Help to diagnose colon cancer, colorectal cancer
  • Acute and chronic diarrhea
  • Abnormal radiological examination
  • In unexplained abdominal pain
  • Long term chronic constipation

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) includes two conditions (Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis) that are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Long term inflammation results in damage to the GI tract. So we need to clear out the exact difference between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and the need to do colonoscopy.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and sores  in the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost line of intestine (colon) and rectum. Occurs in the large intestine (colon) and the rectum.

Symptoms:-

The most common symptoms are diarrhea, bleeding from the anal route and pain in the abdomen.

A colonoscopic finding in ulcerative colitis is swelling, redness, and sores in the intestine. It can show the severity of disease. It will help the doctor to make a correct diagnosis with a colonoscop

Endoscopic Score Of Ulcerative Colitis:-

  • Score 0 - Normal  
  • Score 1 - Mild disease  
  • Score 2 - Moderate disease 
  • Score 3 - Severe Ulceration

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a disorder mediated by t -lymphocytes cells which arises in genetically susceptible individuals because of  breakdown in the regulatory constraints  to enteric bacteria. Can affect any part of the GI tract (from the mouth to the anus) - Most often it affects the portion of the small intestine before the large intestine/colon.

Symptoms:-

  • Abdominal pain is the most common symptom
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • A feeling of fullness
  • Fever
  • A loss of appetite
  • Weight loss is a common symptom
  • Abnormal skin tags (usually on patient’s buttocks)
  • Anal fissures can be there

BASIC SYMPTOMS OF IBD WHEN A DOCTOR THINKS ABOUT COLONOSCOPY

Many of the same symptoms can indicate other problems, but in long term if following common symptoms persist then doctor may advise colonoscopy in Ulcerative Colitis Or Crohn’s Disease.

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Bloating
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Blood in Stools
  • Narrow Thin Stools
  • Persistent Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Change in Bowel Habits
  • Weight Loss
  • Cramps

COLONOSCOPIC FINDINGS OF IBD

Cobblestoning (Uncommon finding) mucosa and linear ulcers characterize the endoscopic appearance of Crohn's disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be broadly classified into Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). It is a chronic idiopathic (Cause unknown) inflammatory disorder badly affecting the gastro-intestinal tract. Terminal ileum is not predominantly involved in Ulcerative colitis but is commonly involved in Crohn's diseases.

AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE OF IBD

Rakta Atisara

The vitiated pitta dosha and continuous hetu sevana cause depraved blood and hence rakta atisara. The symptoms include Daha i.e burning sensation, pain, thirst and guda pak i.e rectal abscess, rectal bleeding (Ch. Chikit. 19). Rectal blood is mixed with fecal discharge. The rise in symptoms is due to regular and excessive intake of pitta vardhak aahar (food that vitiates the pitta dosha).

Grahani Rog

The vitiated agni (agni mandya) in grahani is grahani rog.

The food we take in the form of Aahar which is important for the nourishment of DHATU (7 dhatus), AGNI is the main cause of that nourishment. Because if agni gets vitiated, the digestion of food and hence proper nourishment will not be there.

Types Of Grahani Rog:-

  • Vataj Grahani (Ch. Chikitsa 14/60-62) - The patient suffering from Vataj grahani has depraved digestion and sour outcome of rasa pak after meal, Digestion impaied, Feeling dry,  Excessive thirst and hunger.undigested food passed in the form of vomitus and in stool, difficulty in defecation and stool passed is usually dry or watery sometimes, Aamyukt (presence of undigested food), coughing and breathing difficulties are other prominent symptoms of vataj grahani.
  • Pittaj Grahani (Ch. Chikitsa 14/65-66) - The skin color of the patient gets pale. The stool passed is usually yellow and sometimes blue. Rotten food like burp,  Pain in chest,  Anorexia ,  Thirst.
  • Kaphaj Grahani (Ch. Chikitsa 14/67-70) - Troublesome digestion   Anorexia ,feeling of vomit,   Sweetness in mouth, Coughing Stool passed is usually undigested ,kapha mixed and heavy as compared to vataj and pittaz grahani.                                   
  • Tridosha Grahani (Ch. Chikitsa 14/72) - Tridosha grahani means assimilation of all three types of doshas and hence assimilation of symptoms of all the doshas.

Classical Medicines / Home Remedies / Combinations:-

  • Use of Goat Milk - Cold milk of goat mixed with honey and sugar can be used to wash the anal region after defecation (Charak 15)
  • Fruit Soup - The patient of ibd can be given the soup of Gambhari fruit (Gmelina Arborea) with juice of pomegranate. (Charak chik)
  • Powder of Neelkamal, Mochras, Lajjavathi, Kamal kesar  in equal quantities can be used in the patient of ibd. (Cha Chik. 15)

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

Planet Ayurveda is a leading herbal manufacturing company. This company manufactures various herbal products for various diseases. The herbal products are made from the standardized extracts of potential herbs and are 100% natural and vegetarian. These products are made under the guidance of experts.

  1. Vatsakadi Churna
  2. Pitta Balance
  3. Kutajghan Vati
  4. Cap. Arjuna

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Vatsakadi Churna

Vatsakadi churna is a  Herbal supplement to cure IBD. It contains Kutaj (Holarena antidysentrica) which helps in effective management of digestive problems and efficient medicine to check gas formation and abdominal discomfort as Kutaj (Holarrhena antidysenterica) and Bilva (Aegle marmelos) are the main ingredients of vatsakadi churna.

Dosage - 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after meal or you can boil the powder - 1 teaspoonful in 400 ml water, keep it boiling until it remains 50 ml. Strain it and drink the water. Leave the residue. Do it twice daily. Make fresh every time.

2. Kutajghan Vati

It is classical herbal formulation which contains Kutaj (Holarehna antidysentrica) as the chief ingredient which is efficient herb as it has anti-dysenteric, antidiarrheal, anti-amoebic action and haemostatic properties for treating a group of ailments including dysentery, diarrhoea,  malabsorption syndrome, intestinal infections, effective because of its anti dysenteric properties, much effective in ibs and ulcerative colitis.

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

3. Pitta Balance

Pitta balance is a polyherbal formulation prepared using Jaha rmohra pishti, Akika pishti and many other calcium compounds. It balances pitta dosha and hence improves digestion during IBD like conditions.

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

4. Cap. Arjuna

Arjuna is the chief ingredient of Cap. In IBD, heavy blood loss occurs, hence arjuna boosts the HB level in blood and promotes overall status of the body. Arjuna has cold potency which mainly aids in managing blood loss and promotes good hemoglobin.

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

CONCLUSION

In conclusion it is quite evident that colonoscopy is recommended by doctors in Inflammatory bowel diseases especially on the symptoms of Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or colon cancer so as to make an exact diagnosis. For quick and long term relief in conditions like IBD above, ayurvedic prescriptions of Planet Ayurveda and basic ayurvedic texts are safest and help patients to get long lasting relief concerning Planet Ayurveda.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Herbal Remedies for Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Management in Ayurveda

Bacterial infection is responsible for causing gonorrhoeae and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae is a pathogen behind the disease. This type of infection is mostly seen during the warm and moist season and affects the body parts including eyes, throat, anus, reproductive tract etc. It can easily spread from one person to the other through sexual intercourse. In this article we are going to discuss this more in detail along with its treatment through herbal medicine.

WHAT IS NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE?

It is also known as gonococci and is the species of gram-negative diplomacy bacteria. It is responsible for causing gonorrhea and is sexually transmitted mostly affecting the throat, rectum as well as urethra. It is also one of the causes leading to gonococcemia, gonococcal ophthalmia and septic arthritis. If the infection is seen equally in both males as well as females, 820,000 people are daily affected with Neisseria infection. If left untreated it can spread to all over the body which is better known as disseminated gonorrhea infection. In females it might also lead to pelvic inflammation as well as they are also at risk of developing infertility.

Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Infection

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE?

The symptoms might vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of the disease but some clinical features seen in the disease are:-

In Men

  • Thick discharge from the penis
  • Inflammation in testicles

In Women

  • Vaginal discharge increases
  • Spotting during the menstrual period

Other Signs

  • Urination becomes painful
  • Irritable and painful bowel movements
  • Itching in anus.
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Feeling sick
  • Pain and swelling in the joints
  • Inflammation as well as pain in tendons including heels as well as wrist
  • Rashes and red spots appear on the skin which is filled with pus

COMPLICATIONS

If it penetrates into the blood then it might lead to the development of complications like Gonococcal endocarditis, arthritis and meningitis.

HOW IS NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE CAUSED?

Sexual transmission is one of the main causes which can be transmitted through vaginal, oral or anal sex.

In newborns it can be transmitted from the mother if she is left untreated with a diagnosed genital infection.

RISK FACTORS

  • People who have unprotected intercourse.
  • Men or Women under the age of 25years are at greater risk.
  • People who perform intercourse with multiple partners.
  • Women and Men who are involved at sex work.

HOW CAN NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE INFECTION BE DIAGNOSED?

There are different tests that can be done including Gram stain such as polymerase chain reaction, urethral swab, cervical swab and urine sample.

Chlamydia testing is also suggested for the patient.

TREATMENT

Allopaths prescribe medicine on the basis of their clinical features and commonly given medications are antibiotics. There are chances that it might also occur again so it is important to remove the root cause of the disease. According to Ayurveda it is important to know the violated Dosha of the patient in order to treat the disease. It is considered as Pittapradhan Vyadhi which is caused due to causative factors like unsafe intercourse. It then causes the urinary tract to swell.

PLANET AYURVEDA PROVIDES HERBAL MEDICINE FOR NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE

Planet Ayurveda is a Private limited company that provides herbal medicine not only in India but also other parts of the world. All the herbal medicines are free from chemicals, preservatives as well as additives. Each medicine is 100 percent pure, vegetarian and natural along with that they are made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor. All herbal remedies are clinically tested as well and here are the list of herbal medicines including:-

  1. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Manjishtha capsules
  3. Pitta balance
  4. Kaishore Guggul
  5. Krimi Mukti Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Infection

Herbal Remedies for Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Infection

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Gandhak Rasayan

It is made from one single herb called Sulphur (Shuddha Gandhak) which is well known for containing antibacterial as well as antifungal properties. It is very helpful in reducing the excessive discharge from the reproductive organs as well as treating ailments like itching, inflammation etc.

Dosage - Two tablets twice daily with water after meals.

2. Manjishtha Capsules

These capsules are made from the extract of an herb called Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) which is best for removing toxins from blood. It is packed with anti-bacterial, anti-microbial as well as anti-inflammatory properties making it best for treating all kinds of bacterial problems, especially Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. It is also very effective in treating all kinds of skin disorders and boosting immunity.

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

3. Pitta Balance

It is made from the combination of herbomineral like Mukta Pishti, Akik Pishti (Agate calcium), Praval Pishti (Coral calcium), Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia) etc. It helps in balancing the Pitta Dosha as this Dosha is responsible for controlling the digestive fire. It is effective in improving the immune system and functioning of the body.

Dosage - One capsule daily after meals with water.

4. Kaishore Guggul

This herbal medicine is very effective in cooling down the system as it contains herbs like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Guggul (Commiphora mukul)  etc. This herbal medicine is one of the effective medicines for increasing the strength of the body. So, it naturally helps in fighting infection from the body.

Dosage - Two tablets after meals twice daily with water.

5. Krimi Mukti Capsules

These capsules are filled with herbs like Vidang (Embelia ribes), Palaash (Butea frondosa), Afsanteen (Artemisia absinthium) etc.   It consists of analgesic, antitoxic, anti-oxidant as well as astringent properties which helps in removing bacterial growth.

Dosage - One capsule with plain water after meals 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

Conclusion

From the above information, it has been concluded that Ayurveda helps to treat infection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae naturally and Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal products for the treatment of this infection and has no side effects.

PREVENTIVE TIPS

Here are some of the important points for reducing the chances of transmitting gonorrhea including:-

  • Always wearing a condom while performing sexual intercourse.
  • It is important to reduce having sex with multiple patners.

CONCLUSION

It is concluded that Neisseria Gonorrhoeae is an infection which not treated can lead to different problems. It can be easily managed through the help of herbal medicine as mentioned above and will remove the root cause of the disease.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Autism Treatment in Ayurveda - Autism Spectrum Disorder

Brain is the command centre of the body. It enables thoughts, movements, emotions, and memory and regulates lots of other functions. So maintaining a healthy brain will pursue one's life towards longevity and health. In the present era, when we are looking ahead then it is becoming more evident that the prevalence of neurological disorders is increasing at a skyrocketing speed. One of the most common disorders among them is Autism. A condition related to brain development that majorly impacts a person's behavior. Here is everything about this as per Ayurvedic and modern aspects in detail.

WHAT IS AUTISM?

Autism is a rare disorder, also known as autism spectrum disorder. It defines a wide range of conditions like challenges with social skills, repetitive behavior, speech and non verbal communication which is devastating with time. As per some studies done recently, every 54th child is suffering from autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

AUTISM - SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Have you ever thought about how to identify the Autism patient?

Don't worry, I'll tell you! Autistic person may have the following symptoms:-

  1. Lack of speaking 
  2. No interest in peer relationships
  3. No eye contact with others
  4. Motor mannerisms such as head shaking, twirling, etc
  5. Lack of make - believe play
  6. Watching something constantly by focusing their eyes on an object or part of an object.

The severity of symptoms gradually increases from mild to severe. Synaptic dysfunction can be one of the causes. As per the research done by columbia university in 2014, it is concluded that THE AUTISTIC CHILDREN DID NOT HAVE A LOSS OF BRAIN SYNAPSES!!! THEY HAVE TOO MANY BRAIN SYNAPSES!!!

Let's put some light on this Phrase. What does this mean?

This means there is overstimulation of lots of brain synapses at one time, so the autistic brain may be overloaded and unable to react or give a reaction at that particular time. For example, it’s difficult to understand 10 people who are talking to you at the same time.

At the time of birth, a person has all the brain cells they need in their entire life. But at that time there were no synapses. In the first year of life, there are trillions of synaptic connections but at the age of 2 the brain ends up making connections. So After 2 years of age, all the massive unwanted synaptic connections started to die, which is medically known as synaptic pruning. 50% of the synaptic connections are pruned when a person reaches 20 years of age. This is the way a normal brain protects itself from overstimulation.

But in the autistic brain, synaptic pruning is not being done properly due to some causes that further escorts their way towards autistic behavior or Autism. Here the question arises why does the synaptic pruning is not done in autistic Children?

The answer is a genetic abnormality that leads to overproduction of the compound named mTOR. It restricts the process of synaptic pruning in Autistic children. 

Is there any way to inhibit the production of mTOR?

Yes! An antioxidant named Sulforaphane inhibits the production of mTOR. This is a sulphur compound only found in cruciferous vegetables such as Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts and Radish. These are the only edible items which contain Sulforaphane. It restricts the action of mTOR by crossing the Blood brain barrier and enables the synaptic pruning thus decreasing overcrowding of brain synapses.

According to some other research, there is some other genetic abnormality also, in which, the formation of a protein called CNTNAP2 leads to too many brain synapses, and this situation is called dysfunction synaptic firing. After lots of research and other things, some other causes are also found, this aids in causing dysfunctional synaptic pruning.

WHAT IS THE AYURVEDA ASPECT OF AUTISM?

Ayurveda is an ancient science which has a solution to every ailment. As per Ayurveda, all the diseases are caused due to imbalance of all or some of the three vital energies (tridosha) i.e., Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The reference of autism is not clearly or specifically mentioned but some scattered information is available. After compiling all the information available in classical texts it can be said that autism is due to Poorva janma krit karma (past deeds), Maithun charya of parents, situations during the conception, mindset of parents, position of parents during intercourse, mithya ahara vihara, Garbhaupghatkara bhava, etc. which results in impared brain and mind. These factors cause vitiation of kapha dosha, vata dosha, tam dosha and rajo dosha and consequently these vitiated doshas cause beeja dushti (genetic abnormality).

In Charaka Sharira Sthana, there is an adhaya (chapter) named atulyagotriyadhya, in which it is explained that a marriage should happen only in different gotra (subcaste). There is a reason behind this point that if we marry a person of the same gotra then the susceptibility to genetic disorders is more. This might be the reason for beejdushti thus leading to autism and other genetic disorders.

Some other factors which may escort itself to autism is Matraj and pittraja bhava (due to their impairment there is vaigunaya of dhee, dhriti, samriti, and atmaja bhava which are responsible for healthy functioning of mind and brain), gharbhaja bhava (Mother refuses to follow garbhini charya and leads to vata dushti thus causing impairment in budhi, cheshta), janmottara (vata vardhak ahara vihara and kaphaja ksheeraleads to vitiation of tridosha), agantuja (some internal or external injury).

AUTISM MANAGEMENT

Now, the main question is If Autism manageable or not?

In modern medical science, only palliative treatment is available just to subside the symptoms. But if we talk about Ayurveda, then we can manage this health condition with Medhya Rasayan and various other herbs. Let’s have a look at this management in detail!

Medhya Rasayan plays an important role in managing this condition. As per Acharya Charaka, there are four Medhya Rasayan and these are:-

  1. Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica)
  2. Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  3. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  4. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)

All these Medhya Rasayanas can be given to the child in the form of swaras (juice), churna (powder), satva (extract).

In Autistic children, Ghrita (cow’s ghee) is also recommended. It has tridosha shamak, medhya, buddhi vardhak properties. In classical texts, ghrita pana is indicated best for mental health. The term for this is Achcha sheha pana. It is the paramukha kalapana of senhana. In this, direct administration of Sneha is done which aids in managing autism and various other disorders related to the brain.

Swarna Prashan can also play an important role in decreasing the severity of the symptoms. It is done every year for 16 years from the time of birth at pushya nakshatra. Administration of 4-6 drops of swaran parashan formulation is done including calx of gold, madhu, ghee with some medhya rasayana dravya. This procedure improves the intellect of the child, boosts memory and coordination also. It also strengthens the nerves and prevents the overcrowding of synapses.

One should also take care of the diet and lifestyle mentioned in ayurvedic classical texts. Acharyas very elegantly explained the diet and lifestyle to be followed during conception, antenatal period, delivery, postnatal period and also about the factors affecting child during pregnancy (Garbhaupdhatakara bhava). Keeping all these points in mind, we have to focus more on the guide to stay away from these kinds of disorders.

CONCLUSION

At last we can conclude that Autism is a neurodegenerative disorder which can be managed with ayurvedic remedies or by adapting a ayurvedic diet and lifestyle. “You are more precious to this world than you will ever know” So Stay safe and healthy always. For more queries you can consult online on herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Natural Cure for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

If you're constantly troubled with interludes of panic attacks, or your fear growls over you as anxiety, it's high time you revert your thoughts for your wellbeing.

Anxiety and Panic attacks are not implausible words in the dictionary any more. These diseases have become a part of the growing population to more than we can assume. Often people suffering with conflictions of mind find it all the more difficult to agap their feelings making their voices unheard. Often these coined terms are understood as a single trouble, while that’s not the real case. Yet it is important to know that despite being two faces of the same con, they can occur simultaneously irrespective of the sivation in hand.

Panic attack

Panic attacks are instant or immediate reactions revolving around a fear most often overwhelming fear accompanied with physical changes of fear such as increased heart beat, sweating, shortness of breath or even nausea. Unexpected panic attacks occur without any clear or obvious cause while expected panic attacks are triggered by external sharp responses including phobia. Panic attacks typically trigger constant frets related to other attacks. During this stage, the body releases its store of adrenaline, making the physical resonances more intense to that of anxiety attacks, reaching a fight or flight stage.

While panic attacks are sudden manifestations, anxiety is something that develops gradually after having to face any stressful condition occurring with anticipation. Anxiety is related to something that’s perceived as stressful or difficult to comprehend. It most often occurs out of the blue and it's of three types, mild, moderate and severe. As this has no particular diagnostic feature, the signs and symptoms experienced by the individuals can never be interpreted to the core.

Despite being two independent entities, they share a few emotional and physical symptoms while and during the phase of attacks. Physically both the situations show accelerated heart rates, chest pain, shortness of breath, feeling of being choked, increased perspiration, hot flushes or hills, drying of mouth, trembling, numbness in the extremities, headache and often feverishness. Emotionally apprehension of losing control is a common state in both the situations, but the others vary from individual to individual and from situation to situation.

Medical intervention is the best way to find solutions to these stress disorders. Yet trying to calm your nerves by breathing thoroughly and practicing mindfulness can really be helpful on a gross level.

AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF PANIC ATTACKS

Ayurveda understands and comprehends each malady with their doshic predominance and symptomatic correlation. All manifestations involving the cognitive base or the manas are regulated by the doshas that maintain the equilibrium of the mind, the Rajas and Tamas. Fluctuations in these entities are wholly responsible for all confections of the mind distring the mind-body relationship.

Tamas is the factor of negative control over your mind and it gets activated by the abundance of ill thoughts that you process. While in its normal state it is responsible for initiating sleep, in its surge it rearranges the entire sleep wake cycle, snapping the mind from the body and creating stress. Each time the mind is comprehending stress in the absence of the satwa in the mindly entity that ensures the balance of these doshas, Tamas overrules and produces fear. The multitude of advancements seen in the physical level of an individual during these attacks is due to the combination of Rajas and the bodily entries of Pitta, Vata and Kapha.

PLANET AYURVEDA FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Planet Ayurveda has now combined traditions of herbal knowledge with most modern possibilities and bright a apannic attract care set for your wellbeing, all made from truly ayurvedic backgrounds, these include:

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. NeuroGenie
  2. Calm Easy
  3. Pitta Balance
  4. Indian Valerina

Panic Care Pack

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. NeuroGenie Capsules

This poly drug herbal combination is intended to create balance to the mind by optimising both the bodily and mind associated entities. Brahmi or Bacopa monnieri, the best herb that improves cognitive abilities, is the main herb used in this formormulation. Along with it Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera is another important constituent of this combination that has ultimate nourishing and rejuvenating abilities.

Dosage - It is advised to consume 2 capsules twice daily or as recommended by your ayurvedic physician for enhancing your cognitive skills.

2. Calm Easy Capsules

This is yet another mystic combination of polyherbal ayurvedic drugs that have the Prabhava karma or special effect of normalising the mental capabilities. Tagar or Valerina offcinalis is one important adjuvant in this combination that takes it to yet another level. This herb has the potential to balance all three entities of the body, especially Kapha and Vata factors. While worki on the transpose in the internal components of the body, it also possesses the potential to eliminate toxic substances from the body.

Dosage - It is recommended to consume 1 capsule twice daily or as advised by your ayurvedic physician for better results.

3. Pitta Balance

The fiery entity of the body is responsible for most physical symptoms during episodes of panic or anxiety attacks, including escalated heart rates, perspiration, and breathlessness among others. While this formulation helps to improve restlessness and clear all blood related snags or other associated compinats, it helps to provide mental control from exaggerated emotions of anger, frustrations, anxiety, fear, etc.

Dosage - It is recommended to consume 1 capsule twice daily after meals or as directed by your ayurvedic physician to control your Pitta entity.

4. Indian Valerina Capsules

The extract of this plant is the  base ingredient for this combination intended to create balance in the body by restoring the lost connection between the mind and the body. It has an astringent flavour with the same metabolic end effect hot potency that helps to improve intellect and memory. Valeric acid, a chief constituent of the herb, helps to improve sleep and reduce stress and anxiety.

Dosage - It is advised to consume 2 capsules twice daily or as directed by your ayurvedic physician to enlighten and manage your bodily entities.

Ayurveda nourishes and supports your wellbeing by providing nourishment to your innermost cell thus rejuvenating your whole body. The proven works of Ayurveda in the field of mental health is much acclaimed all over the word for its exetend of optimising capacity. By incorporating daily doses of mental control by initiating yoga and meditation techniques with the right supplements will surely help you overcome your hardships.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Herbal Remedies for Pinguecula Management in Ayurveda

A pinguecula is a benign, non cancerous growth which develops in the eye. The pinguecula is called as pingueculae when it is more than one in number. Basically, the growth is seen on the conjunctiva of the eye which is a thin layer of tissue and is responsible for covering as well as protecting the white part of the eye. People can have pinguecula at any age but generally the condition is observed in middle aged and elderly people. In this article we are going to discuss pinguecula in detail with respect to both modern and Ayurvedic views.

INTRODUCTION

A pinguecula is yellowish in color and particularly has a triangular shape. It is basically a small raised patch that grows close to the cornea. Cornea is a transparent layer which lies over the pupil and iris. It is more common on the side of the nose but can also grow next to your cornea on the other side. In Ayurveda pinguecula is known as balasa graditha and it is described under diseases of shukla mandal. Ayurveda also specifies causes of all diseases related to eyes under one verse. Moreover, the pinguecula does not cause any kind of pain or other symptoms rather than irritation.

Pinguecula

CAUSES OF PINGUECULA

  • Modern suggests that a yellow bump pinguecula is formed when the tissue in the conjunctiva changes and creates a small appearance like a bump. These bumps generally have fat, calcium or both.
  • External factors like accumulation of dust particles, pollen allergy etc. are partially understood as the reasons for its onset.

On the Other hand Ayurveda suggests that the causes for pinguecula is the same as the rest of the eye diseases. They are as follows:

  • Ushnabhitapthasya jala praveshath (Exposure to or drinking cool water immediately after exposure to heat)
  • Doorekshanth (Looking at the very distant objects regularly for a long time)
  • Swapna viparya yaashcha (Abnormal sleeping habits like sleeping in day time, sleeping late at night)
  • Prasaktha samaradhana (continues weeping)
  • Kopa (Excessive anger aggravates pitta dosha)
  • Shoka (excessive grief results in vata vitiation and hence causes diseases having predominance of vata dosha)
  • Klesha (stress, suffering or pain)
  • Abhighatha (Minute irritative injuries or contusion injuries or perforation injuries)
  • Ati maithuna (indulging in more sexual intercourse causing dhatu kshaya)
  • Shukta arnala, amla, kulutta, masha (excessive intake causes netra vikaras)
  • Kuluttha (due to astringent taste and bitter after effects it causes rakta pitta disorders of the eye)
  • Masha (Due to its heavy and unctuous inherent properties, it long term intake causes kapha dosha netra vikara)
  • Ati Sweda (Excessive fomentation for sedation to the eye)
  • Dhooma nisevanath (Exposure to smoke or smoking tobacco causes eye disorders)
  • Chardhir vightath (Suppressing the vomiting urge leads to udavarta vayadhi hence causing eye strain and finally resulting in eye disorders)
  • Vamanathi yogath (Indulging in excessive vamana therapy)
  • Sukshma nireekshna nath (Observing minute things regularly)
  • Bhashpa grahath (Suppressing of tears)

SYMPTOMS OF PINGUECULA

  • A yellow bump pinguecula can make your eye feel dry or irritated.
  • Sometimes it gives a feeling of something present in the eye such as sand or any other rough particle
  • Occasionally the affected eye becomes red, itchy and inflamed.

According to Ayurvedic texts the pinguecula, also known as balasa gradhitha , grows in white part of the eye that is sclera. It appears like a water drop and has a colour similar to copper. This drop is generally painless and is hard in nature.

DIAGNOSIS

  • Diagnosis is generally confirmed by slit lamp biomicroscopy.
  • After examination of the eye a classical growth is observed which is raised and yellow white in colour.
  • In addition its location is more common nasally than temporally.

TREATMENT

Generally, no treatment is done until you have any kind of symptoms. In case your eye hurts, your physician might prescribe you with ointment or eye drops to relieve redness and irritation.
Surgery is considered or suggested when:

  • It grows over your cornea and it can affect your vision too
  • Causes extreme discomfort when you try to wear contact lenses
  • If Pinguecula is severely inflamed even after application of eye drops or ointments.

In Ayurveda the treatment of balasa graditha is described in following ways:

  • First of all it is a sadhya vayadhi which means it can be cured using sharir shodhak karma like panchakarma which includes vamana, virechana etc. And shiro shodhan likes nasya.
  • Application of kshara anjana is also mentioned. Kshara anjan is prepared using two ways. One is by giving bhavana of milk to apakwa yava for 7 days. After it dries, kshara is prepared and then saindhav lavan is added along with tuttha and gorochana, and pakwam is used as anjan.
  • Another way includes the use of  phaninjakadi kshara anjan.

The treatment is basically given keeping in mind the predominant dosha. In this case the predominant dosha is kapha. Vitiation of kapha causes balasa graditha or yellow bumps on pinguecula.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR PINGUECULA BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic firm which deals with the manufacturing of herbal formulations. These formulations are prepared using potent herbs which are really effective in managing many conditions related to eyes. The formulations prepared by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers etc. These medications are really potent to manage various conditions related to eyes especially and are very fruitful hence giving positive noticeable results. The medication or formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Yellow bumps pinguecula is as follows:

  1. Bilberry Capsules
  2. Kaishore Guggul
  3. Navkarshik Churna
  4. Angel Eye Vitale

Herbal Remedies for Pinguecula

Herbal Remedies for Pinguecula

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Bilberry Capsules

Bilberry which is also called Vaccinium myrtillus.. This is a single herb formulation and is one of the best medications which is used in the treatment of eye disorders. These capsules are made from pure extract of bilberry.  It has antioxidant properties and is successfully used in treatment of disorders related to retina, cataracts, nearsightedness and glaucoma. Bilberry is also used to enhance night vision.

Dosage - One capsule twice a day after a meal with plain water.

2. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore guggul has many ingredients like amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), black pepper (Piper nigrum) and many others. It is a classical preparation which is being used to remove toxins from the body and also supports healthy blood circulation. The formulation tends to show a rejuvenating effect on the body. This formulation is very popular for its fantastic effects.

Dosage - Two tablets twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

3. Navkarshik Churna

It is a classical preparation which has amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) and many others. The preparation is very useful in enhancing the immunity of one's body and also helps in reducing any kind of associated inflammation. The navkarshik churna also has antibacterial and antimicrobial effects.

Dosage - Half tsp twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

4. Angel Eye Vitale

Angel eye vitale capsules have ingredients like pure extract of vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, marigold, corn, carrot seed and bilberry. The formulation is very effective in various eye-related disorders and also helps in enhancement of eye sight. In case of any irritation due to pinguecula, the formulation can be given and is very effective in managing such conditions.

Dosage - One capsule twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

CONCLUSION

In Ayurveda the treatment of each and every disorder is possible, all you need is knowledge and belief. A proper understanding of condition and body according to Ayurveda can help you in understanding the situation really well and then choosing Ayurvedic herbs wisely helps in treating disorders really well. Above mentioned products by Planet Ayurveda are totally herbal and organic. In addition they do not cause any kind of side effects.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Herbal Remedies for Chronic Intestinal Yeast Infection Treatment in Ayurveda

Yeast infection is one of the common infections seen and can occur anywhere in the body including mouth, vagina, throat and gut. Our body contains almost 40 trillion numbers of bacteria where most of them are present in the intestine. These bacteria are also known as gut microbiota which is very important for maintaining overall health. However, these bacteria are also capable of causing infection or disease. It is important to eat healthy food in order to maintain these good bacteria, however when we eat unhealthy food, they are reduced, increasing the chances for infection. One of these infections is Chronic Intestinal yeast Infection. In this article we are going to discuss this in detail along with its natural treatment through herbal medicine.

WHAT IS CHRONIC INTESTINAL YEAST?

It is the yeast infection of the gut caused due to the growth of candidiasis and commonly affects the small intestine. This infection involves the skin as well as the mucosal membrane of the intestine. This type of infection is harmless most of the time but overgrowth can lead to several problems especially affecting the bowel movement. This type of infection has the capability to spread rapidly and out of control resulting in diarrhea, fever etc. Some of the common diseases caused by the infection are Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and Inflammatory bowel disease.

Chronic Intestinal Yeast Infection

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC INTESTINAL YEAST?

Initially in the early stages of the disease there are no specific clinical features seen in the disease however there are some common signs seen in the disease including:-

  • Diarrhea or loose stools.
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Craving for eating sweets
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES FOR CHRONIC INTESTINAL YEAST?

Some of the common causes resulting in the disease are a certain type of health condition or lifestyle changes causing the microbes to imbalance and disturbing the moisture levels present in the body.

Here are some common risk factors resulting in chronic yeast infection including:-

  • Weak Immune System - People who suffer from medical conditions like AIDS, HIV and Cancers have weak immune systems increasing the risk of developing infection.
  • Diabetes - They are at high risk of overgrowth of yeast infection due to high levels of blood sugar levels in the body.
  • Stress - According to the study performed in the year 2010 it is found that high levels of stress cause the infection to grow.
  • Smoking - This is at number one for causing overgrowth of yeast infection   and one of the studies have shown that 58 percent of the people suffer from intestinal infection.
  • Other Factors - People who use corticosteroids or consume heavy alcohol are at greater risk.

HOW CAN CHRONIC INTESTINAL YEAST BE DIAGNOSED?

It is important to know the physical signs of the patients along with the medical as well as dietary history of the patient. Along with that stool test is one of the tests that can help diagnosing the growth of infection.

TREATMENT

According to Allopath the medicine prescribed to the patient is based on the symptoms. The common treatment given to the patient are antibiotics, antifungal or anti-inflammatory drugs. There are chances that it might occur again and is not able to remove the root cause of disease.

While Ayurveda looks at the root cause of the disease, it is commonly seen that imbalance of the Dosha is one of the main causes. By taking herbal medicine one can reduce the symptoms as well as the cause behind the disease without any complications.

PLANET AYURVEDA PROVIDES HERBAL MEDICINE FOR TREATING CHRONIC INTESTINAL YEAST

Planet Ayurveda is a private limited company that manufactures their own herbal medicine and provides medicine not only in India but also other parts of the world. All the medicines are made from 100 percent pure herbs without any preservatives, additives, or chemicals. Each herbal medicine is made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and also clinically tested as well. Here is the list of herbal medicine for managing the disease including:-

  1. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Saralghan Vati
  3. Punarnava Capsules
  4. Kaishore Guggul
  5. Curcumin Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Chronic Intestinal Yeast

Herbal Remedies for Chronic Intestinal Yeast

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Gandhak Rasayan

It is made from one single herb mineral called Gandhak Rasayan  (purified Sulphur) and best for treating any kind of fungal infection. It is well known for treating all kinds of gastrointestinal troubles and it helps in removing all the toxins from the body. Due to its healing property it reduces the risk of developing any ulcer in the intestine.

Dosage - One tablet twice daily with water after meals.

2. Saralghan Vati

This tablet is made from the extract of an herb called Saral (Pinus roxburghii) very commonly found in India. This herbal medicine will maintain the levels of good bacteria in the intestine and naturally balance gut health. It is very effective in regulating the electrolyte and also treating ailments like headache as well as improving the overall health.

Dosage - One tablet twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Punarnava Capsules

These capsules are filled with one herb called Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) which contains astringent properties. It is very effective in balancing all the three dosha and helpful in clearing out all the toxins from the stomach. It is caused to increase the digestive fire which naturally absorbs fluids necessary for the digestive system.

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

4. Kaishore Guggul

It is made from the combination of herbs like Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Guggul (Commiphora mukul) and many more. It is one of the best herbal medicines which help in health disorders like diabetes which is also considered to be the cause for increasing the infection. Due to its anti-inflammatory property it is helpful in reducing swelling from the intestine.

Dosage - One tablet after meals twice daily with water.

5. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are filled with the extract of herb called Harida (Curcuma longa) which is well known for treating digestive disorder. This herbal medicine is packed with anti-oxidant as well as antiseptic property making it useful in treating the yeast infection of any kind.

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

CONCLUSION

Anyone can be affected with Chronic Intestinal Yeast infection which can lead to many bowel troubles which is enough to disturb daily life. However the above mentioned herbal medicine is very effective in treating the disease naturally and making the gut overall healthy.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Ayurvedic Medicines for Tularemia Treatment

Tularemia is the kind of disease which can infect both people as well as animals. Rabbits are especially one of them mostly dying due to this disease and there are several ways it can infect humans. It was first diagnosed in the 1950s in the United states and was mostly found in water or mud. They make necrotic lesions that are 1mm to 8 cm in diameter and are white yellow in color. If not treated it can lead to many health problems and not many people know about this rare disorder. So, through this article we are going to discuss Tularemia in detail and also its treatment through herbal medicine.

WHAT IS TULAREMIA?

Tularemia which is also known as rabbit fever is the infectious disease which is mainly caused due to the bacteria called Francisella tularensis. It typically causes infection in the parts like eyes, skin, lungs and lymph nodes. This commonly leads to clinical features like pneumonia, fever, ulcers and throat infection as well. It can spread to human beings in many ways including deer, flies and ticks as well. Females are most likely to suffer from Tularemia as compared to Males. It is commonly seen in the young and middle aged people as compared to old age people. It is commonly seen in the United States especially during the summer season.

Tularemia

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS?

Most of the people who are exposed to tularemia usually suffer from sickness within the time span of four to six days. There are different types of tularemia and each one has its own symptoms including:-

Typhoidal Tularemia

It is one of the rare as well as serious ones and this includes:-

  • Pain in muscle
  • Soreness in throat
  • Fever with chills
  • Pneumonia
  • Enlargement of spleen
  • Enlargement of liver

Oropharyngeal Tularemia

This mainly affects the digestive tract, mouth and throat. This includes some signs like:-

  • Inflammation of tonsils
  • Pain in abdomen
  • Ulcers in mouth
  • Pain in Throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Inflammation of tonsils
  • Inflamed lymph nodes

Pneumonic Tularemia

This includes some symptoms like:-

  • Dry cough
  • Pain in chest
  • Difficulty in breathing

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF TULAREMIA?

Tularemia does not occur in humans naturally and is not transmitted from one person to the other. However, tularemia is found all over the world especially in the rural areas because there are many insects and birds.  Just like some other diseases it can easily spread from animals to human beings. Here are some of the common causes:-

  • Exposure to Dead Animals - Ulceroglandualr tularemia is one of the types caused by being bitten by the infected animals. The bacteria can easily enter through the abrasion or small wounds and then they can form ulcers on the spot.  It can also enter into the eyes while rubbing and leading to ocular type tularemia.
  • Airborne Bacteria - Bacteria present in the soil which can be inhaled during construction, physical activities and gardening as well. The inhalation of the bacteria can result in pneumonia.
  • Insect Bites:- There are many insects that might carry the tularemia, deer flies and ticks might carry them.
  • Food or Water being Contaminated - It is very easy to consume the infection through the undercooked food or drinking water that is contaminated.

RISK FACTORS

People of any age group can develop tularemia and here are some risk factors resulting in disease including:-

Living In Certain Types Of Areas

People who are living in certain countries like the United States, Europe, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota are most commonly suffering from the disease.

Certain Hobbies or Occupation

  • People working in wildlife management - Working with domestic or wildlife animals increases the risk of developing tularemia.
  • Gardening - People who do landscaping or are gardeners are at great risk as they might inhale it through the soil.
  • Hunting - As while hunting it is normal to get exposed to the blood of wild animals and this puts them at risk.

HOW CAN TULAREMIA BE DIAGNOSED?

  • It is very rare to diagnose the disease but some of the blood tests can help in ruling out the disease.
  • X-Ray can help in ruling out pneumonia which is very common in tularemia.

HERBAL MEDICINE PROVIDED BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a Private limited company that provides herbal medicine not only in India but also other parts of the world. All the medicines prepared by them are free from chemicals, preservatives and additives. Each of them is made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and also clinically tested as well. Here is the list of herbal medicine for Tularemia including:-

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. Manjishtha Capsules
  2. Giloy Capsules
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Sanjeevani Vati
  5. Praan Rakshak Churna
  6. Bronco Plan Syrup

Herbal Remedies for Tularemia

Herbal Remedies for Tularemia

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Manjishtha Capsules

It is made from the from one single herb Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) and is one of the effective medicines for clearing the blood. It is packed with antipyretic, anti-microbial, broncho-dilatory as well as pain-relieving medicine. Along with that it's helpful in treating ailments like skin ulcers, tonsils, pneumonia which is commonly seen in Tularemia. Being antipyretic, it is very effective in treating all kinds of fever and also relieves cough.

Dosage - One capsule twice daily with water after meals.

2. Giloy Capsules

This herbal formation is made from an herb called Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) which is one of the strong immune-boosters. It is one of the best herbs for skin as it helps in fighting free radicals as it is packed with antioxidants helping in improving the circulation of blood. Giloy is well known for fighting any kind of fever and it is effective in balancing the Kapha as well as Vata Dosha. It makes the perfect choice for reducing pain either in muscles or joints.

Dosage - Two capsules after meals twice daily with water.

3. Boswellia Curcumin

It is packed with two anti-inflammatory medicines known as Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). It is very effective in treating all kinds of mouth ulcers and reducing tonsils naturally. It is very helpful in reducing the pains from the body and removing any kind of infection.

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

4. Sanjeevani Vati

It is the combination of herbs like Amlaki (Emblica officinalis), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and many more. It is very effective in removing waste that is toxic for the body. It is packed with antitoxic, antimicrobial, antiviral and antibacterial properties making it perfect for tularemia. It is helpful in treating ailments like cough, pain, vomiting, nausea, fever and indigestion as well.

Dosage - Two tablets after meals twice daily after meals with water.

5. Praanrakshak Churna

This churna is filled with herbs like Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylancia), Sarsaparilla (Tylophora asthmatica) etc. It is very helpful in decreasing pain from joints and also removing any kind of bacterial infection. Along with that it is helpful in protecting the liver from any kind of toxins making it perfect for tularemia. It is effective in relieving all types of respiratory problems.

Dosage - Half teaspoonfuls twice daily after meals.

6. Bronco Plan Syrup

The syrup is formulation of herbs such as Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica), Haridra (Curcum longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Vasaka (Adhatoda subulatum) etc. As the name describes it is perfect for treating all kinds of respiratory problems, especially pneumonia because it's normal in patients who suffer tularemia. It naturally removes all the infection caused to the lungs and makes them healthy and improves breathing as well.

Dosage - One teaspoonfuls after meals twice daily.

CONCLUSION

Tularemia is very difficult to diagnose but can be treated easily through the help of herbal medicine. As the above mentioned article describes everything about the disease and its effect on the human body. All the medicines are very effective in removing the root cause of the disease and naturally maintaining good health.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Treatment of Antisynthetase Syndrome in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

It might sound like a new term, but this malady has been bothering human civilization since the early centuries.

Syndrome, as the name suggests, is a combination of many signs and symptoms. Antisynthetase syndrome is a rare, chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the functionality of muscles and various other body parts. The exact cause for the formation of the disease is unknown to man. The array of symptoms portrayed may vary from individual to individual and often include myositis or muscle inflammation, polyarthritis or inflammation of multiple joints, intestinal lung disease, thickening and cracking of hands, and raynaud phenomenon. There is increased prevalence and complex severity of interstitial lung disease in patients with antisynthetase syndrome as compared to other autoimmune conditions. The auto antibodies formed in this disease may be an after effect of other viral infections or genetic predisposition.

Antisynthetase Syndrome

LET'S TAKE A DEEPER PEEP

Despite showing a multiple of symptoms most commonly individuals affected with this syndrome show fever, loss of appetite, muscle inflammation, mechanical hands (Extra thickening of the skin in the tips and margins of fingers). Some studies suggest that the affected people may be at an increased risk to develop various types of tumors as well. As the symptoms do vary from individual to individual the same trend is perceived in the intensity of the same. The diagnosis of the condition is often suspected based on the presence of characteristic signs and symptoms, once other diseases that cause the similar features are being ruled out. The basic diagnostic principle developed from blood tests to laboratory investigation and biopsy depending on the extent of chronicity of the disease.

TREATMENT PROTOCOL

Like any other autoimmune malody, antisynthetase syndrome can only be managed by the judicious use of corticosteroids as the primary line of management, these medications may be administered orally or as intravenous injections. Immunosuppressive medications are also often prescribed to alleviate the drastic functions of the immune system. While, with oral medications, physical therapy is often necessary to improve general debility, weakness, further reduced muscle wasting and prevent muscle contractures.  On a long term outlook the prognosis of these conditions varies based on the severity of the condition and the symptomatology is seen. As the immune system is compromised other chronic manifestations are seen as the complications of antisynthetase syndrome.

AYURVEDA AND ANTISYNTHETASE SYNDROME

In the age-old science of ayurveda,  all the diseases found as a result of the imbalances arised within the bodily humours  of Vata, Pitta and KaphaOjas or the quantum of immunity maintains the optimal functioning of the immune system. It is when this immune system is disrupted the body processes snags like autoimmunity and hypersensitivity. Kapha dosha in its most primitive state aids in the development of Ojas, while Vata transcends them throughout the body. The most basic figure achieved by adopting ayurvedic principles is to establish the normalsy in Ojas by alleviating the wavering conditions in the bodilly entities.

In ayurveda the exact correlation to many modern maladies might not be present. The treatment for the condition is initiated by drawing similarities with the predominance of specific entities. Detox procedures administered to an individual for a specific disease depend greatly on the health status and physique of the individual. Depending on the intensity of the disease the detox procedure may or may not be combined with suitable oral supplements while changing the dietary regulations and lifestyle adaptations for the affected patients.

PLANET AYURVEDA FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Planet Ayurveda has combined generation of wisdom with the need of the population to come up with effective formulations that help to sustain and regulate  the body against crisis. These herbal combinations are intended to enhance immunity and also  manage the situation in hand effectively. The medications used to support the body against Antisynthetase syndrome are;

  1. Curcumin Capsules
  2. Giloy Capsules
  3. Kaishore Guggul
  4. Praanrakshak Churna

Herbal Remedies for Antisynthetase Syndrome

Herbal Remedies for Antisynthetase Syndrome

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin is the biologically active principle of Curcuma longa or Turmeric. This wondrous spice has been a part of Indian cuisine since time immemorial. Turmeric substantially elevates the Pitta entity while it holds up the upsurge of both Kapha and Vata entities. It has the potential to optimise the immune responses and also fight against autoimmune conditions. This radiant contentment has extraordinary power to maintain all mechanisms of the body.

Dosage: It is advised to consume 1 capsule twice daily or as directed by your ayurvedic physician to maintain your immunity at optimal levels.

2. Giloy Capsules

Yet another wondrous herb used all around in Ayurveda. The extract of Amrutha or Tinospora cordifolia has the ability to normalise all three body entities. It has Antipyretic, anti inflammatory and anti microbial activity. This complete rejuvenator with immunomodulatory properties helps to enhance the Ojas and helps to establish their lost function. Its strong astringent flavour helps to fight against tumor forming cells and thus provide symptomatic relief to a patient suffering from antisynthetase syndrome.

Dosage: It is advised to consume 1 capsule twice daily after meals or as directed by your ayurvedic physician for better results.

3. Kaishore Guggul

This multidrug combination is much used in ayurvedic pharmacy since the Era of the classics. This is the best herbal formulation for a healthy life which promotes the purification of blood. This drug particularly helps to alleviate the Pitta accumulation in the joints, often experienced as pain and swelling by the patient. While with other components one important component is the resious extract of Commiphora mukul which helps to remove the blockage of Vata dosha by any other tissue element.

Dosage: It is advised to consume 2 tablets twice daily or as advised by your ayurvedic physician.

4. Praanrakshak Churna

As the name suggests, this multi drug formulation in powder form helps to maintain optimal health of an individual. It has antibacterial antiseptic and effective antioxidant capabilities which protect the individual from chronic infections of the respiratory system. As this combination helps to restore overall health, it stimulates the immunity factor and retains Ojas.

Dosage: It is advised to consume 1 teaspoon with warm water after meals or as advised by your ayurvedic physician.

Ayurveda is a science that gives answers to all your ques and long run disease manifestations. But at the sametime it is most important to know that this science does not show magic overnight. With the medications given by the physician, it is vital to follow the right diet and regimen. All who intend to maintain optimal health should in fact incorporate Ayurveda in your diet, regimen and lifestyle to feel truly healthy.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Monomelic Amyotrophy Treatment in Ayurveda - Motor Neuron Disorder

Monomelic amyotrophy is a motor neuron disorder. A motor neuron is a cell in the brain and spinal cord that allows us to move, swallow, speak and breathe. These cells send commands from the brain to the muscles that carry out the normal functioning of swallowing, moving, speaking and breathing. The nerve of these cells is the longest in the body. This is the part of the central nervous system and these cells connect the muscles, glands, and organs throughout the body. Motor neuron diseases are a group of rare neurodegenerative disorders. These neurodegenerative disorders affect the motor neurons (cells that control voluntary muscles of the body). In this article, we are going to discuss one of the motor neuron diseases is Monomelic amyotrophy and its Ayurvedic management.

INTRODUCTION

Monomelic Amyotrophy is a rare motor neuron disorder that is characterized by muscle weakness in the upper extremities. This disease affects the lower motor neurons. These are the cells that help to communicate information between the brain and muscles that are involved in movements (skeletal muscles). This disease causes weakness and loss of muscle mass in the arms and fingers. It is marked by the insidious onset of muscle atrophy. This disease was first described in 1959 in Japan.

Monomelic Amyotrophy, Motor neuron disorder

ETIOLOGY / CAUSES

The cause of this disease is due to impaired functioning of the anterior horn cells of the lower cervical cord. But this cause is not fully understood and is still considered unknown. Some researchers believe that the cervical dural sac and compressive flattening of the lower cervical cord is the cause of this disease. It is also thought that this disease occurs because the material that surrounds the spinal cord is displaced. This is all because of the downward movement of the neck. Family history is also considered one of the causes of this disease.

CLINICAL FEATURES / SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

A person may experience the following symptoms:

  • Muscle weakness in the hands
  • Fasciculations
  • Tremor
  • Cold hands
  • Muscle cramps

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Cervical spondylotic amyotrophy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

DIAGNOSIS

The most common diagnostic criteria are the weakness of the hands and it usually occurs at the age of 15-25 years of age. Physical examination and neurological examination can be the possible diagnosis for this disease. Some diagnostic techniques to rule out this disease includes:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Electromyography
  • Nerve conduction velocity

AYURVEDIC HERBAL TREATMENT FOR MONOMELIC AMYOTROPHY

As there is no cure for this disease in Allopathic medicine. So it’s better to adapt Ayurvedic Treatment for better results. Ayurveda is the branch of holistic science which has served humanity for 5000 years. These ancient time therapies treat the disease from its root cause. They mainly act on vata, pitta, and Kapha dosha. If you are wondering about herbal products then you might follow Planet Ayurveda herbal products. This is a manufacturing company that manufactures herbal products from potential herbs. These are chemical and preservative-free products. They are made by following the ancient time-tested formulas. Planet ayurveda provides the following herbal products for this disease:

  1. Shilajit Capsules
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  5. Brahmi Vati (Gold)

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Shilajit Capsules

This is nature’s best anti-aging, youth-restoring compound. It is a single herbal formulation that works best for weakness due to any reason. These capsules contain fresh Shilajit (Asphaltum punjabianum) extract from the Himalayan mountains. It helps in the treatment of general weakness, low testosterone level, chronic fatigue syndrome, neurodegenerative disorders, etc. The medicinal properties of this ingredient make it the best adaptive, restorative, and rejuvenative. Shilajit is an effective anti-aging and a powerful rejuvenator of the body.

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

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

This is an effective stress relief herbal supplement. This is prepared from the standardized extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This herb is useful in debilitating conditions, fatigue, stress, anxiety, and nervous breakdown. This herb is best for this disease as it gives strength to the muscles and calms down the system. This is the best herb for balancing Vata dosha in the body. Vata dosha is the main cause of neurodegenerative disorders so this herb gives relief from this disease. It is a nerve tonic, enhances physical as well as mental stamina.

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

3. Boswellia Curcumin

This is a polyherbal formulation that is used in the treatment of pain and inflammation. Muscle pain, stiffness, and inflammation are the common symptoms of this disease so this formulation is best for this disease. This is an effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs that is Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). It increases the strength of the muscles and gives relief from this disease. Curcumin provides protection from infections as it has antiseptic properties.

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

4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

This is a classical Ayurvedic medicine. It is used to manage all vata disorders. It pacifies Vata dosha. This disease is due to Vitiated vata and this classical Ayurvedic is very helpful in this disease. It contains very effective ingredients such as Swarna bhasma (Gold calx), Rajat bhasma (SIlver calx), Praval bhasma (Coral calx), etc. These ingredients improve the sensory and motor functions of the body. This remedy is also helpful in paralysis, hemiplegia, facial palsy, tremors, etc. It is an excellent rejuvenative and anti-aging Ayurvedic medicine.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day to be chewed with plain water.

5. Brahmi Vati (Gold)

This Ayurvedic formulation is used in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Brahmi is used for ages in India. This formulation is used as Tonic and when blending with Gold it is extensively used in debilitating conditions like Monomelic Amyotrophy. Brahmi stimulates the brain cells and enhances the power of the nervous system. It contains ingredients like Abhrak bhasma (Copper calx), Akik pishti (Calcium compound), Swarna Bhasma (Gold calx), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans), etc.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day to be chewed with plain water.

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CONCLUSION

At last, we concluded that this disease is not managed by allopathic medicines. They just try to treat the symptoms, not the disease. But Ayurveda treats this disease from its root cause by pacifying vata dosha. This disease is caused by vata dosha mainly. So above-mentioned herbal products are also helpful in pacifying vata dosha and ultimately alleviates this disease.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Treatment of Erythema Nodosum in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

Erythema Nodosum is a skin inflammatory condition. Skin is the delicate organ of the body. It protects us from various infections and also protects us from a too hot and too cold environment. It covers the entire external part of the body. Skin is the largest organ of the body and it consists of hair, sweat, and oil glands. It together makes up the integumentary system. But due to some infections or foreign bodies, the skin gets damaged and causes various diseases. It is very important to take care of the skin for normal functioning as well as for cosmetic purposes. So in this article, we are going to discuss a skin disease called erythema nodosum and its Ayurvedic management.

INTRODUCTION

Erythema nodosum is an inflammatory condition of the skin. It is characterized by the inflammation of the fat cells of the skin. These fat cells are under the skin. There is a tender red nodule over the skin and also there are lumps that are usually seen over the shin bone (Tibia). This condition is a common acute nodular panniculitis that is characterized by the sudden onset of the firm, solid, deep nodules under the skin. These are painful on palpation and mainly present on extensor surfaces of the legs. This is a recurrent hypersensitivity reaction to a variety of antigens.

Erythema Nodosum

ETIOLOGY / CAUSES

This condition is generally idiopathic, meaning the cause of this disease is not known. Instead of this, researchers found that the most common identifiable cause of this disease is streptococcal pharyngitis. Some of the other known causes are:

Infection

Some of the infections associated with this disease are:

  • Primary infection of tuberculosis
  • Histoplasma capsulatum
  • Yersinia
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Cat scratch disease

Autoimmune Disorders

This includes:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Sarcoidosis

CLINICAL FEATURES / SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

The symptoms of this disease come in two phases i.e. Pre-eruptive phase and the Eruptive stage:

  1. Pre-eruptive Phase: The first sign of this disease is flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, malaise, aching joints.
  2. Eruptive Phase: There is an appearance of 1-2 inch nodules under the skin surface. It is present usually on the shins. It can also appear on the arms and thighs. These nodules are hot and firm to touch. There is pain on these nodules on palpation.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

  • Dermo hypodermitis
  • Nodular hypodermitis
  • Lobular hypodermitis

DIAGNOSIS

This disease is diagnosed clinically. A biopsy should be done to confirm this diagnosis. In this test, tissue is taken to examine under a microscope. Also, a sample of throat swab is taken to check for streptococcus infection.

TREATMENT

This is a self-limiting disease and usually resolves itself in around 3-5 weeks. But there is a recurrence of this disease and is attributed to repeated infections. In this disease, symptomatic relief is the only treatment of choice and symptoms can be treated through bed rest, leg elevation, compressive bandages, wet dressing, and NSAIDs.

But we have a better choice of treatment for this disease and that is Ayurveda. This is a holistic science used for centuries. This science heals the patient from the root cause. If you avoid the recurrence of this disease then use Ayurvedic remedies for better results.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF ERYTHEMA NODOSUM

  1. Kanchnaar Guggul
  2. Gandhak Rasayan
  3. Neem Capsules
  4. Dermo Plan Syrup
  5. Navkarshik Churna

Herbal Remedies for Erythema Nodosum

Herbal Remedies for Erythema Nodosum

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Kanchnaar Guggul

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation used for centuries in Cancerous growths. It is a wonderful and natural supplement for cancers. This formulation contains effective herbs such as Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Triphala (Three myrobalans), etc. This formulation is called Yogvahi which means it carries the other substances into the deep tissue of the body. It helps in eliminating the toxins and wastes out from the body. It has antioxidant, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties.

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

2. Gandhak Rasayan

This classical Ayurvedic remedy is helpful in treating skin ailments. It purifies the blood and also eliminates impurities from the body. This is a versatile Ayurvedic medicine and has anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-viral properties. It contains wonderful digestive stimulant ingredients such as Gandhak (Purified sulphur), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Tamla (Cinnamomum tamala), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), etc.  It is made by the mixing process that is repeated many times over a six month period in order to make the Rasayan. It improves the immune system and eliminates the harmful effects of toxins.

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

3. Neem Capsules

This is a single herbal formulation that is an effective herbal supplement for skin problems. It is made by the standardized extracts of Neem (Azadirachta indica). It is helpful for urticaria, eczema, eruptions, and other skin problems. It relieves the skin itching and pain and also redness of the skin. It has antibacterial, antiparasitic, and antifungal properties. It is also beneficial in blood-related problems.

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

4. Dermo Plan Syrup

This is an Ayurvedic formulation in syrup form. It is made of wonderful herbs such as Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Khadir (Acacia catechu), etc. These herbs help in clears the impurities from the blood and get rid of infections. It kills the inflammation in the skin. It makes the skin absolutely flawless and restores elasticity.

Dosage: 2 teaspoonfuls twice a day after meals.

5. Navkarshik Churna

This is the best herbal supplement for skin ailments. It is also helpful in gout and inflamed joints. It contains herbs such as Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), etc. It clears away the toxins from the blood and is also helpful in breaking the uric acid crystals. It corrects the metabolism of Pitta and heat regulation in the body.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice a day with plain water after meals.

CONCLUSION

At last, we concluded that all idiopathic diseases are better managed by Ayurvedic remedies. These herbal products of Planet Ayurveda show good results in treating this disease. These products are effective and 100% natural and free from additives. These products have wonderful ingredients which have very effective digestive properties. As all the skin diseases are mostly due to poor digestive health.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Piles Natural Cure And Alternative Remedies

Pile is the disease in which there are lumps inside and around your anus. Hemorrhoids are another term used for piles. These are the collection of inflamed tissue in the anal canal. These hemorrhoids contain blood vessels, support tissue, muscle and elastic fibers. Piles can have a range of sizes and they may be external or internal. These swollen veins are present in anus or in the lower rectum which are similar to varicose veins. In general, hemorrhoids are the vascular structures in the anal canal and in normal; they act as a cushion that help with stool control. But when they get swollen or inflamed then this is used to refer to disease. This is a very painful condition. So here in this article, we are going to discuss piles and its Ayurvedic aspect with proper Ayurvedic management.

piles, arsha, hemorrhoids

AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF PILES

In Ayurveda, we can correlate this disease with Arsha. Our Acharya clearly mentioned that Arsha disease is a result of improper digestion. When the food is not digested and remains inside the gut then it is converted into Aama which is known as Endotoxins and this aama is the root cause of Arsha disease. The condition in which there is a severe pain like someone (enemy) stabbed at that point is known as Arsha or the mass that obstructs the passage of stool and causes pain is known as Arsha. The mass at gudavali (dentate line) is called Arsha. Arsha in the classical texts comes under the category of Mahagadas.

The term guda derived from Guda Kridayam tagu malotsarge means the portion of the body which is responsible for the excretion of mala (feces) and flatulence (apana vayu) is called as guda.

ETIOLOGY / CAUSES

The exact cause of this disease is not known. But the doctors’ believe that this disease is caused by the following factors:

  • Irregular bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea)
  • Lack of exercise
  • Low fiber diet
  • Increased pressure in the lower rectum 
  • Having anal intercourse
  • Prolonged sitting

ARSHA NIDANA (CAUSES OF ARSHA)1

When the patient is doing the following things in their daily routine the Arsha disease is caused and those things are:

  • Eating excessive heavy, sweet, cold, stale food, improper diet
  • Over eating
  • Eating less food
  • Inaccurate food consumption
  • Drink too much ghee
  • Lack of exercise
  • Excessive coitus

RISK FACTORS

These factors include:

  • Obesity
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Chronic cough
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Pregnancy

TYPES OF PILES

Piles are of two types:

  • Internal Piles: They lie inside the rectum and rarely cause discomfort. The patient has painless bleeding during bowel movement and if it progresses then may result in pain and irritation.
  • External Piles: They lie under the skin around the anus. They show features like itching or irritation in anal region, bleeding, pain.

CLASSIFICATION OF ARSHA

Classification According To The Origin

There are two types:

  • Sahaja arsha (Congenital)
  • Janmottarkalaja arsha (Acquired)

Classification According To The Bleeding:

It is of two types:

  1. Shushka arsha
  2. Aadra arsha

Classification According To The Dosha

It is of five types:

  1. Vataj arsha
  2. Pittaj arsha
  3. Kaphaj arsha
  4. Sannipattaj arsha
  5. Raktaj arsha

GRADE OF PILES

  • Grade 1: There is small inflammation that usually lies inside the lining of the anus.
  • Grade 2: Their size is bigger than grade 1 but they also lie inside the lining of the anus. They get pushed out while defecating, but can return on their own.
  • Grade 3: This type is also known as prolapsed hemorrhoids. The patient may feel these masses hanging from the rectum, but they can easily be re-inserted with the help of fingers.
  • Grade 4: In this grade, these masses cannot be pushed back in and they need surgical treatment. Their size is also bigger and remains outside the anus.

CLINICAL FEATURES/SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

In some cases these piles resolve on their own after a few days without giving signs and symptoms. But in most cases they may show the following symptoms:

  • Hard and painful lump around the anus
  • Itching or irritation around the anal region
  • Discomfort
  • Swelling around the anus
  • Bleeding
  • Feeling like that bowels are still full after defecation

PURVAROOPA OF ARSHA (PRODROMAL SYMPTOMS OF ARSH)2

The above quoted shloka means that the following symptoms are the Prodromal symptoms of the disease arsha and those are:

  • Indigestion
  • Weakness
  • Bloating
  • Excessive burping
  • Pain in feet
  • Constipation
  • IBS or IBD

ROOPA OF ARSHA (SYMPTOMS OF ARSHA)3

The common symptoms of arsha are:

  • Presence of mass in the anus
  • Difficulty in passing stool
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Pain and burning sensation in anal region
  • Bad taste
  • Anemia
  • Flatulence

COMPLICATIONS

Complications are rare but if complication arises then those are:

  • Anemia
  • Strangulated hemorrhoids
  • Blood clot

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

  • Fissure
  • Fistula
  • Anal abscess
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Rectal varices
  • Anal warts
  • Rectal polyp

DIAGNOSIS

A doctor can usually diagnose this condition after going through a physical examination and also by proper medical history.

SAMPRAPTI OF ARSHA

Nidana Sevana

Vibhajati Sarakittau Prithaktaha

Agnimandya

Malsanchaya (Sanchaya Stage)

Koshtha

Apanavayukopa (Prakopa Stage)

Arshoutbhava (Vyakti Stage)

Dosha Involvement (Bheda Stage)

Arshoutpatti

Vataj Arsha Pittaj Arsha Kaphaj Arsha Raktaj Arsha Sannipata Arsha

MANAGEMENT OF ARSHA (PILES) AT AYURVEDIC PARLANCE

Ayurveda is the ancient holistic science of healing. It has immense potential to solve or help in many challenging problems of the medical world. One of the grave diseases is Arsha and it is becoming common and increasing in the society. So it is important to treat or manage this disease as early as possible. In Ayurveda, our Acharya well mentioned the herbal treatment protocol for Arsha disease.

ACCORDING TO ACHARYA CHARAK THE PRINCIPLE TREATMENT OF ARSHA ROGA (DISEASE) IS4

This shloka means that Acharya believes that this procedure is well managed by either application of alkali or either by cauterization and these procedures are right if performed by a learned, wise and experienced surgeon.

Some Non-Operative Procedures Are

Role Of Sweden (Sudation) Therapy5

According to Acharya Charaka, If pile mass is stiff and associated with swelling and also pain is there then Sudation therapy or fomentation should be done. Firstly mass is smeared with the oil prepared by boiling chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), alkalies and Bilva (Aegle marmelos) and then fomented with pottali (medicines tied in a piece of cloth) which is prepared or that contains yav (Hordeum vulgare), masha (Vigna mungo), kulathi (Macrotyloma uniflorum) and Pulaka (tucchadhnnya) or Pottali prepared from the cake of the sesame seed.

Role of Parisechan (Sprinkling)6

This shloka states that pile mass is also sprinkled with the decoction of the leaves of Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), Arka (Calotropis procera), Eranda (Ricinus communis) and Bilva (Aegle marmelos). It will give relief from pain and swelling.

Role Of Avagahan(Sitz Bath)7

Acharaya Charak mentioned that if there is pain in the pile mass then it should be smeared with medicated oil and give sitz bath with the help of decoction prepared from the leaves of radish (Raphanus sativus), Amla (Emblica officinalis), harad (Terminalia chebula), bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Arka (Calotropis procera), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Agnimantha (Premna integrifolia), Shigru (Moringa oleifera) and Pashanbheda (Bergenia ligulata).

Role Of Abhyanga (Massage)8

Acharya Charak mentioned the role of massage therapy in pile mass. He said that the fat (charbi) variety of black snake, pig, camel, bats and cat should be applied on the pile mass and after then fumigation of piles should also done with the help of human hair, snake worm, cat’s skin, roots of Arka (Calotropis procera) and leaves of shami (Prosopis cineraria).

Ayurvedic Pralepa (Ointments) For Arsha9

This shloka states that we should apply the paste of herbs in the pile mass for pain and swelling. In pile mass we should apply the powder of haridra (Curcuma longa) mixed with latex of Snuhi (Euphorbia neriifolia) or we can also apply the paste prepared from the powders of seeds of Shirish (Albizia lebbeck), Kutha (Saussurea lappa), Pippali (Piper longum), Saindhav Lavan (Rock salt), Gurh (Jaggery), Latex of Arka (Calotropis procera), Amla (Emblica officinalis), harad (Terminalia chebula), bahera (Terminalia bellerica) on the pile mass.

Operative Procedures Include

Raktamokshan (Bloodletting)10

This is a minor OT procedure used in the treatment of piles and other vitiated pitta and blood disorders. This procedure is done when the blood is vitiated and does not come out on its own even after all these above-mentioned protocols. In such conditions Raktamokshan should be done. This is done with the help of Leech, sharp instruments or needle.

These above are the treatment protocols for Shushak Arsha (Dry piles). Now we are going to discuss the Aadra Arsha (bleeding piles) treatment:

The Principle Treatment Of Choice For Raktaj Arsha (Bleeding Piles) Is11

This shloka means in bleeding piles if there is an association of vata dosha then one should give an unctuous and cold potency diet and if there is an association of Kapha dosha then one should give a rough and cold potency diet chart. If there is an association of Pitta and Kapha dosha in bleeding piles then detoxification therapy should be done. However, bleeding should not be stopped at the very first moment because it will cause more harmful effects on the body. This blood is vitiated and it is important not to prevent this.

Harmful Effects On The Body If Homeostasis Therapy Is Done At The Very Beginning12

Acharya Charak mentioned that if blood is arrested at the beginning then it may alter the functioning of Apana vayu and leads to many diseases like Bleeding disorders, fever, excessive thirst, indigestion, anorexia, jaundice, anemia, edema, skin disorders, obstruction in stool and urine, etc. therefore only after the elimination of vitiated blood from pile mass we should use hemostatic medicines to stop the bleeding.

Treatment Of Raktaj Arsha (Bleeding Piles)13

This shloka states that to stop bleeding we should give the decoction of Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica) mixed with the powder of Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) and also we can give the decoction of dadima (Punica granatum) mixed with the powder of shunthi (Zingiber officinale).

These are the treatment protocols for the management of Arsha (piles). Now we are going to discuss some classical Ayurvedic medicines for the management of Arsha roga:

Rasa

  • Arshkuthar Ras
  • Nityodit Ras
  • Ashtanga Ras

Vati

  • Panchanan Vati
  • Jatiphaladi Vati
  • Chandraprabha Vati

Churna

  • Trayushnadhya Churna
  • Panchsakar Churna
  • Dhaturadi Churna

Asava/Arishta   

  • Drakshasava
  • Abhayarishta
  • Takrarishta
  • Phalarishta

Ghrit 

  • Chavyadi Ghrit
  • Pippalyadi Ghrita

After all that discussion now at the end we will discuss some herbal formulations for piles.

Planet Ayurveda is a manufacturing company that provides herbal formulations for this disease. This manufacturing company manufactured various herbal products from the standardized extracts of herbs. This is a leading herbal company worldwide. This company is GMP certified and known for treating almost every disease. The products of this company are effective because of its chemical and preservative free preparation this company offers the following herbal products for piles:

  1. Sanjivani Vati
  2. Vara Churna
  3. Pile Off Capsules
  4. Kanchnaar Guggul
  5. Drift Ointment
  6. Nirgundi Oil

Piles Care Pack

Piles Care Pack, Herbal Remedies for Piles

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Sanjivani Vati

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation. This formulation is a natural source of life and health. It is useful in digesting Aama dosha (Endotoxins) in the body and helpful in expelling out from the body. As we saw, piles are caused by improper digestion. So this herbal medication is useful in improving digestion and ultimately helpful in piles. This formulation is made by the effective ingredients like Vidang (Embelia ribes), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), amla (Emblica officinalis), shuddha Bhallataka (Purified Semecarpus anacardium), shuddha Vatsanabha (Purified Aconitum ferox), etc. It balances the digestive fire in the body and is helpful in managing proper digestion.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day with plain water after meals.

2. Vara Churna

This is an effective herbal supplement for colon cleanse. This herbal powder is made from the herbs like Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica). This is the best herbal remedy for constipation. Due to its purgative properties it helps in cleaning the colon and strengthens the intestines. It also gives nutrition to the body by managing digestion. Due to its purgative property it manages piles very well.

Dosage: 1 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Pile Off Capsules

This is a poly herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. It is specifically used in piles disease. This herbal formulation is made from the standardized extracts of Haridra (Curcuma longa), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Sajjikhar (Soda bi carb powder), etc. it relieves pain, stinging feeling and inflammation. It also helps in smooth evacuation of stools. These capsules normally suppress the dilated veins of the hemorrhoids.

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

4. Kanchnaar Guggul

This classical formulation is best and effective against any abnormal growth or mass tag in the body. This formulation contain Kanchnaar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Embilica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Varuna (Crataeva religiosa). These help in pacifying kapha dosha which is the cause of excessive growth in the body. In piles there is swelling or inflammation in the rectum or anus. So helpful in treating the piles by subsiding the pile mass.

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

5. Drift Ointment

This ointment is used for the treatment of piles, fissures and fistula. It relieves itching and pain due to pile mass. It also reduces bleeding and swelling in the affected area. This ointment contains herbs like nirgundi beej (seeds of Vitex negundo), Lajjavanti (Mimosa pudica), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), etc. These are all ingredients helpful in shrinking the pile mass.

How to Apply: Directly apply over the pile mass two times a day.

6. Nirgundi Oil

This is a medicated oil preparation useful in piles and other wounds. This oil is made from herbs like Nirgundi (vitex negundo), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Kalahari (Gloriosa superba), etc. These herbs have anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiseptic properties. So helpful in pain, swelling and any kind of infection. This oil protects the wounds from infections.

How to Apply: Just apply this oil over the pile mass two times a day.

CONCLUSION

The treatment protocol for piles ranges from dietary and lifestyle modifications in daily routine. By following a proper diet and lifestyle as discussed above and also by taking herbal supplements one can get rid of this painful condition. Above mentioned classic formulations and Planet Ayurveda herbal products show very good results in piles because these products are natural and free from chemicals and preservatives and safe to use. For enquiry you can visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com

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  3. Ashtanga Hridaya nidana sthana 7/21
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