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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, April 9, 2021

Types of Moles & How can they be Harmful to Your Health? What are the Natural Solutions?

We all have moles somewhere on our faces and it sometimes increases the beauty of the person. Moles are small growths on the skin that are typically black or brown in color and can appear anywhere on the skin either alone or in groups. Moles mostly appear in early childhood and some during the 25 years of life. Normally, an adult can have a total number of 10 to 40 moles on the body. As the year passes the mole may change its shape or color and it may also disappear as you grow. Moles are harmless and do not cause any health problems but when they change shape or size it becomes a problem. So, it is important to note changes in the moles because they can be harmful. Through this article we are going to discuss different types of moles and which one is harmful. Along with that, it's a natural solution with the help of diet.

Moles, Warts

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF MOLES

There are three main types of moles present on the skin and includes:-

1. Acquired moles

It is the type of moles that you develop in the later stages of your life. Most of them are black or brown in color and most of the time are caused due to sun damage. They are characterized by their shape as it is typically round and changes as you age. Acquired moles can get darker with the age but do not change into melanoma.

2. Congenital moles

Congenital means from the time of birth and this type of moles are present from the day you are born. According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, one in every 100 babies are present with moles. They are normally flat and may also vary in color but typically are black. Congenital moles have no chance of becoming cancerous.

3. Atypical moles

As compared to Acquired and congenital moles, atypical moles are at greater risk of becoming cancerous. As estimated by the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology one out of every 10 people is affected with an atypical nevus. They are larger than normal moles and have irregular borders. There are chances that they can be melanoma known as cancerous moles.

HOW MOLES CAN BE HARMFUL?

If you see any change in the moles then it might be malignant melanoma which can be life-threatening. Malignant melanoma starts out as a mole and is one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer. Mostly the moles are black to brown in color but can also change into red, purple, pink, white, or blue. The cause for melanoma could be intense exposure to UV rays.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR TO IDENTIFY MALIGNANT MELANOMA?

When you want to look for signs that you are suffering from skin cancer or not then you should remember the ABCDEs of melanoma:-

  • A is for Asymmetrical - If you look at normal moles or benign moles are harmless and mostly symmetrical. On the other hand, if you see malignant melanoma then they might appear asymmetrical meaning they may have a cut in half or the two sides do not appear the same.
  • B is for border - Benign or regular moles have borders that are round in shape but moles that are cancerous can have irregular borders. If the borders of the mole are not smooth then you should get checked.
  • C is for color because they can vary in color - Benign moles have a uniform mole and they are black to brown in color and they only have a single color. Precancerous or cancerous moles can be in multiple colors. If you see this kind of change then you might need help.
  • D is for Diameter - We all have seen pencil erasers and the diameter of benign moles are smaller than that and they are less cancerous. If the diameter of the mole appears more than the pencil eraser, it may not be malignant but needs to be evaluated.
  • E is for Evolving - It is very important to note the ABCD of the moles if you are trying to identify that the moles are dangerous or not. For example, if you have any change regarding the color of moles then you might have malignant melanoma.

HEALTHY WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN

  • Wear Sunscreen - You may have heard a couple of times that UV radiation from the sun is harmful and are responsible for causing skin cancer. Sunscreen is helpful in protecting the skin against dangerous rays of the sun. It is important to apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going out and getting exposed to the sunlight. Whenever you are going to the beach make sure to apply sunscreen or concealer of SPF 30.
  • Family history - It is important to know if someone in the family is suffering from melanoma or not. As 10 percent of people who are diagnosed with melanoma have a family history with melanoma. So, it is recommended to have a skin examination for people who have close relatives with melanoma.
  • Get checked by a dermatologist if you have abnormal growth - People who have moles more than normal need to get checked as they have a higher risk of developing melanoma. Even if you don’t have moles or see some slight changes in the skin then you need to get checked by a dermatologist.
  • Avoid getting tanned - Tanning both indoors and outdoors are dangerous and can cause many skin problems. One thing that you should keep in mind is that there is no such thing as a “healthy tan”. The best way to make your skin healthy is to protect the skin from getting tanned in order to avoid sun damage.
  • Personal history - People who have suffered from blisters or sunburns in childhood are at risk and also people who have fair complexion or freckles. This does not mean that people with dark skin are not at risk infant Asian, African Americans, and Hispanics are at risk of developing melanoma.

HEALTHY DIETARY TIPS

Some nutritional tips to stay away from skin cancer:-

It is very important for nutrients that are high in Antioxidants because they can not be produced by the body. The only source to obtain antioxidant is through food and this nutrient has been found useful in the prevention of skin cancer. This includes:-

  • Vitamin C - They have the property of removing cancer cells from the body by making the environment toxic for them.
  • Vitamin E - It helps in preventing the skin from getting damaged by free radicals which is absorbed by UV lights. The anti-inflammatory effects help in making a barrier on the skin.
  • Vitamin D - They basically help in boosting immunity and reducing the risk of developing cancer.
  • Zinc - This nutrient helps in fighting cancer by making the immunity strong.
  • Selenium - This helps in reducing the risk of many cancers.
  • Beta-carotene - Which is converted into Vitamin A in the body helps in making the body strong and fighting any kind of skin disease.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids - It helps in reducing inflammation and inhibiting the growth of any kind of cancer.
  • Lycopene - helps in protecting the skin from getting damaged from sun rays and also lowers the risk of any kind of cancer.
  • Polyphenols - They have tumor-inhibiting and anti-inflammatory properties. They also help in repairing the DNA and also the damaged skin.

FOOD THAT IS RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS

Here are foods that you can include in the diet:-

  • Orange-colored fruits and vegetables like squash, carrots, apricots, mangoes, etc are rich in beta carotene.
  • Watermelon, papaya, apricots, tomatoes are high in lycopene.
  • Fatty fishes like sardines, mackerel, salmon, albacore tuna, and mackerel are rich sources of Vitamin D as well as omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Flaxseed and walnuts are also excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Orange juice and fortified milk are high in Vitamin D
  • Black tea or green tea contains nutrients like polyphenols.
  • Green leafy vegetables, oranges, lemons, raspberries, strawberries, and capsicums are great foods to obtain Vitamin C.
  • Legumes like lentils, black beans, chickpeas along with lamb, beef, and shellfish are high in zinc.
  • Almonds, spinach, soybeans, wheat germ, and sunflower seeds are rich in Vitamin E.

CONCLUSION

You may have heard that the higher number of moles the longer you live in fact there is no such thing. There may be chances that you may have malignant melanoma so it's better to reach out for help and prevent yourself by including the tips mentioned above.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Vitiligo (Leucoderma) Treatment in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

Skin is the soft and flexible tissue covering all over the body of a human or vertebrates. It has primarily three functions i.e. protection, sensation and regulation. It is very important to keep your skin healthy if you desire to look more youthful. What if it got affected? Nobody will like it because everyone wants to look and stay beautiful. Am I right! But due to environmental exposure the prevalence of skin disorders are increasing at a very rapid rate. Today we will focus on one of the skin disorders named Leucoderma, also known as Vitiligo and its Ayurvedic management in detail.

INTRODUCTION

Ayurveda is a science of life or we can say beyond life which gives us answers to every problem. Ayurveda on a whole works on the basic principle “Swasthasya swasthya rakshanam aturasya vikara prashamanam ch” (Ref: CharakSamhita, Sutrastahanam, 30/26). This verse states that the main aim of Ayurveda is to take care of the healthy one with dincharya, ritucharya, sadvritta palan along with some dietary and lifestyle changes and other is to treat the patient with ayurvedic home remedies, herbal formulations and herbs. Leucoderma / vitiligo can be correlated with Shvitra roga in Ayurveda. Now we will see how ayurveda helps in managing this condition.

Vitiligo, Leucoderma

WHAT IS SHVITRA ROGA (LEUCODERMA)?

As per our ancient acharya’s shvitra is “Shweta varnam prapnoti iti shvitram” (Kaya Chikitsa, Vol II, Pg. 824) this shloka states that when any part of the body undergoes discoloration (white colour) and doesn’t look good, is known as Shvitra roga.

As per modern medicine science, Leucoderma is a skin disorder that occurs due to loss of skin pigmentation (melanin) which in turn leads to skin whitening in patches. The size of the patches varies according to its severity and covers almost all the body parts including genitals, face and scalp.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF SHVITRA ROGA (LEUCODERMA)?

Following are the causes of Shvitra roga:-

  1. Virudhannapan (Incompatible diet)
  2. Madhu, machli, lakuch, mooli, kakmachi sewan (Increased intake of honey, fish, monkey fruit, radish, etc.)
  3. Ajeenaashan (intake of food before digestion of last meal)
  4. Doodh, dahi, takra, mansa, kuthi sewan (intake of Milk, curd, buttermilk, non-veg, kutha dal in combination)
  5. Guru, snigdha, pishtaana,abhishyandi padarth sewan (kapha dosha rich diet)
  6. Vegadharan (Suppression of natural urges)
  7. Divaswapna (sleeping during day time)
  8. Asatya vach (telling a lie)
  9. Viprana Gurun Gharshanam (Disrespect of our elderly ones like devta, guru, brahmin etc.)
  10. Purva Janam Krit papkaram (Sins done in past life)

According to allopath, there is no exact cause of leucoderma but following risk factors are considered as responsible:-

  • Autoimmune condition
  • Stress
  • Exposure to Sunlight or UV rays
  • Family history
  • Chemical contact or exposure
  • Due to sunburns
  • Any triggering event

WHAT ARE THE POORVAROOPA (PRODROMAL SYMPTOMS) OF SHVITRA ROGA (LEUCODERMA)?

Below are the poorvaropa of Shvitra roga:-

  1. Vaivarna (discolouration of skin)
  2. Kandu (itching)
  3. Toda (pricking pain)
  4. suptata (Numbness)
  5. Romaharsha (Horripilations)
  6. Paridaha (burning sensation)
  7. Rag (redness)
  8. Trishna (thirst)
  9. Aswedamatiswedam (Anhidrosis and hyperhidrosis)
  10. Khartava (dryness)

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SHVITRA ROGA (LEUCODERMA)?

The chief symptom of this disease is shweta chakate (discolouration of skin into white patches) which spreads timely to all over the body. In summers, there is unbearable burning sensation on the patches.

Symptoms according to its colour:-

  1. Shvitra is of red colour when it is dependent on rakta dhatu (blood)
  2. Shvitra is of tamra varna, when it is dependent on mamsa dhatu (muscular tissue)
  3. Shvitra is of White colour when it is dependent on Meda dhatu (Adipose tissue)

In modern science, the patient of leucoderma may produce the following symptoms:-

  • Discolouration of skin in patches.
  • Premature whitening of hairs of the body including scalp, eyebrows, beard etc.
  • Loss of colour in mucous membrane.
  • Patches may start developing from hands, face etc.

HOW TO DIAGNOSE SHIVITRA ROGA (LEUCODERMA)?

Diagnosis can be done in following ways:-

  1. Darshan (inspection)
  2. Sparshan (palpation)
  3. Prashanan (History taking)

In Allopathy, diagnosis of leucoderma is with CBC (complete blood count), ANA (antinuclear antibody) test, Skin biopsy.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT OF SHVITRA ROGA (LEUCODERMA/VITILIGO)?

In modern medicine science, there is no specific treatment of leucoderma, only symptomatic relief can be given with Calcineurin inhibitor ointments, corticosteroids, etc. But, in Ayurveda we can manage this condition by the below mentioned ways:-

  1. Daivyapashraya Chikitsa - Shvitra is considered as papkarmaja (past life sins). So donation, good deeds, fasting, prayer of lord shiva, ganesh and others is very helpful in treating patients with leucoderma.
  2. Yuktivyapashrya Chikitsa - In this type of treatment sanshodhan (detoxification with panchakarma), Sanshaman (with Ayurvedic herbs and herbal formulations) and local application of taila, lepa can be done.

There are some herbal formulations also that have amazing effects and are being offered by Planet Ayurveda experts to the patients for years. Below are the details of those formulations, which are mentioned below:

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR LEUCODERMA BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified famed and renowned herbal manufacturing unit serving mankind across all over the world. The products offered by planet Ayurveda are prepared under the strict guidance of MD ayurveda experts by following the ancient basic ayurvedic principles. They manufacture lots of herbal products for numerous health ailments. Some of the formulations for leucoderma are explained below:-

  1. Bakuchi Churna
  2. Navkarshik Churna
  3. Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula
  4. Manjishtha Capsules
  5. Gandhak Rasayan
  6. Tab. Pigmento
  7. Syrup Lukoskin
  8. Sachets
  9. Syrup
  10. Local Application of Oils

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Bakuchi Churna

Bakuchi churna is a single herbal formulation prepared using a wonderful herb named Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia). In our ancient texts, it is mentioned as shvitraghani due to its vitiligo treating property. The active ingredient of bakuchi is Psoralens which on exposure to sunlight produces melanin pigment. It also helps in boosting collagen promoting tissues of the skin and makes skin to look good and lustrous.

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

2. Navkarshik Churna

It is a safe poly herbal formulation prepared using Triphala (myrobalans), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa) and some other herbs. This formulation contains herbs which possess blood purifying and pitta dosha pacifying properties thus, shows good results in patients suffering from vitiligo (leucoderma). Along with that, this formulation aids in boosting immunity by sustaining normal body functioning.

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

3. Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula

Gleaming Skin Hair Nails formula is a safe herbal formulation in capsule form prepared using standardized extract of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Pit Papda (Fumaria officinalis), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), etc. These herbs have Raktashodhak (blood purifying) and coolant properties which assist in reducing the discoloration, burning sensation occurring on the patches. It also diminishes the severity of the disease and provides healthy skin.

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

4. Manjishtha Capsules

It is a single herbal safe formulation, prepared using the standardized extract of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). Our ancient acharyas classically mentioned it as varnya gana (Good for skin), and vishaghna (detoxifier). Due to its varnya property, it is effective in patients with vitiligo. Manjishtha acts as a blood purifier and mainly pacifies pitta dosha in the body.

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

5. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak rasayan is a poly herbal formulation prepared using pure extract of Gandhak (Sulphur). It possesses antimicrobial, digestive stimulant, cell detoxifying and immune boosting properties. Gandhak is very potent for skin disorders. Classically it is mentioned as veeryakara (helpful in infertility), pushtikar (nourishing), and Prajakara, etc. Due to its antimicrobial property, it shows wonders in Patients with leucoderma (vitiligo).

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

6. Sachets

  1. Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 5 gm
  2. Tarkeshwar Ras - 5 gm
  3. Kamdudha Ras - 5 gm
  4. Akik Pishti - 5 gm
  5. Rajat Bhasma - 2.5 gm
  6. Praval Pishti - 5 gm
  7. Giloy Satva - 10 gm
  8. Mukta Pishti - 2 gm

All these herbomineral powders are mixed and 60 sachets are to be prepared. These herbs together aid in reducing the associated symptoms of Vitiligo by Pacifying Pitta Dosha in the body.

Dosage - 1 twice daily with Gulkand + Honey.

7. Syrup

Take 4 tablespoon of each Sarivadyasava + Mahamanjisthadi Kwath + Khadirarishta after meals with equal amounts of water. These syrups work cumulatively and maintain the normal glowing and shiny skin. They possess antimicrobial, immune boosting, blood purifying, and cell detoxifying properties. Intake of these formulations stimulates the production of melanin pigment and is very efficacious in patients with leucoderma (vitiligo).

8. Local Application of Oils

Apply Babchi oil 25 % + Mahamarichyadi oil 25 % + Jatyadi oil 50 % together at lesions or you can also apply Pigmento ointment or Vitaplai lotion or Lukoskin Ointment if the patches are small. These oils work in producing the melanin pigment on exposure to sunlight and also help in diminishing the burning sensation.

Dosage - Local application of twice per week and expose it to sunlight for 5 minutes.

Now we will see some more productive formulations of other brands which shows efficacious results in Leucoderma, such as:

9. Tablet Pigmento

This formulation by charak pharma is safely prepared using vacha (Acorus calamus), chakramard (Cassia tora), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), etc. These herbs stimulate the production of melanin pigment in the body so good in reducing the discoloration occurring in leucoderma. They also possess antifungal properties and modulate the cell mediated immune system of the body.

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

10. Syrup Lukoskin

Lukoskin is a safe poly herbal formulation in syrup form prepared using Vishnaag (Ammi majus), balchi (Psoralea corylifolia), krishna tulsi (ocimum americanum), mandookparni (Centella asiatica) and some other herbs. This formulation aids in producing melanin pigment and helpful in decreasing the spread of discolouration or white patches. It also modulates the collagen producing tissues for good and healthy skin.

Dosage - 2 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.

CONCLUSION

At last, we can conclude that leucoderma can be managed well with ayurvedic herbs and herbal formulations without causing any adverse effects on the body. These products do not contain any type of additive, binder, chemical and preservative and are totally safe to use. Along with the management of leucoderma (vitiligo), these formulations are useful in numerous other skin disorders also. For more queries you can contact us on herbalremedies123@yahoo.com. Use these herbal formulations and keep yourself healthy.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Best Substitute to Eucommia in India

Introduction

Eucommia is a small tree native to China. It is basically the genus of a small tree. There is a fossil record of Eucommia that shows its distribution in China. It is widely cultivated in China for its bark. This small tree bark is used in traditional Chinese medicine. The tree grows about 15 meter in length. Flowers are growing from March to May and fruit is ripened in between June and November. This belongs to the family Eucommiaceae. This is also called ``du zhong". Trees of Eucommia are distributed in forest hills and mountains in central and eastern China.

Eucommia bark

Benefits of Eucommia

Eucommia bark contains various kinds of chemicals such as ligans, iridoids, phenolics, flavonoids. It is used in Chinese traditional medicine as a folk drink. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine for heart ailments. The health benefits of Eucommia are:

  • It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. It is used to support the endocrine system, improve kidney health and strengthen the health of the bones and joints (especially in the knee and hip joint).
  • This is a rich source of antioxidants and isoflavonoids.
  • It may help in lowering high blood pressure (Hypertension).
  • It may give relief from arthritic pains.
  • It is beneficial in lower high blood sugar levels (Diabetes) and also prevents us from Diabetic complications.
  • It provides strength to the muscles of the heart.
  • It has various pharmacological properties such as cardio protective, anticancer, antimicrobial, antiaging and neurological problems.
  • It also has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It has neuroprotective effects.

Best Substitute of Eucommia is Arjun

Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) is an Ayurvedic herb. It is a large tree attaining a height of 20-25 meters. Flowering stage is in summer whereas the fruiting stage is in winter. This tree belongs to the genus Terminalia. It is seen across India and usually found in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, and Odisha.

Terminalia arjuna bark

Benefits of Arjun

This is widely grown in India. It has many medicinal properties. Some of the benefits of Arjun are:

  • Cardio-protective means it helps in heart disorders. It reduces the risk of heart diseases.
  • It strengthens the heart muscles and helps in proper functioning of the heart.
  • It has anti-hypertensive property and helps in reducing high blood pressure.
  • It is helpful in cough and dyspnea.
  • Its bark is used as astringent, expectorant, antidysenteric.
  • Arjun is useful in urinary problems as well.
  • It provides strength to the bones and joints.
  • It decreases high cholesterol in blood.
  • It helps in clearing away the blockage in the arteries.
  • It is beneficial in ulcerative colitis.

Conclusion

At last we concluded that Eucommia is a small tree which is native to China. It is not cultivated in India. So in the case of Eucommia, our Ayurveda provides the best substitute in the case of Eucommia and that is Arjun. Arjun is the best drug for cardiac problems. Planet Ayurveda provides Arjuna capsules. These capsules are 100% natural and vegetarian and have no additives and preservatives and free from side effects. They provide proper functioning of the heart.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

Kidneys are one among the vital organs of our body and a crucial component of the urinary system. Any anomaly or imbalance in the structure or function of the kidneys can deteriorate the entire body mechanism. It can range from mild damages to the kidneys to ultimate kidney failure, if left untreated. Chronic kidney disease manifests when the kidney functions get impaired for over more than several months or years. Most often it is found associated with any other illness or continuous intake of unnecessary medications.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Symptoms may be very few or even absent in initial stages. Most of the time there may not be any symptoms due to renal adaptation but the condition gets worsened as time passes. Frequent tendency for urination at night (nocturia), loss of appetite, fatigue etc may be considered as early signs though. As the impairment progresses, symptoms like nausea, vomiting, seizures etc. may develop. Also there would be accumulation of wastes in the body, fluid retention, electrolyte imbalance, acidosis, conditions like cardiac arrhythmias and many more. Usually kidney function tests, urine and blood tests, ultrasound or certain other examinations may be required for an accurate analysis.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

In Ayurveda, as it always says, healthy lifestyle is the main key for prevention and cure of disease. But once the disease has manifested, treatment becomes an inevitable option. So, here Ayurveda can do a lot in preventing any further damages to the kidney as well as the entire urinary system. In addition, it revitalizes from the cellular level so that the person can live a quality life.

Through various Ayurvedic formulations and certain eliminative and palliative procedures, Ayurveda can control the levels of diabetes, blood pressure, body weight and other hormonal imbalances etc., which can act as a predisposing factor for chronic kidney disease.

Kidney disorders can also be considered to be those affecting mutra vaha srotas (urinary channels) in Ayurveda. As a part of treatment, mild shodhana (Purification therapies) are generally done. Also, Basti (medicated enema) holds an important role in these conditions. Medications are selected depending upon the progression of the condition. Herbs like Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) etc can be used judiciously in kidney disorders. Medicated water with these herbs can be used for drinking purposes. Besides the treatment approach being more individual specific, mostly the herbs and formulations that possess diuretic (Mootrala), ant-inflammatory and kapha dosha samana (kapha alleviating) properties are made use of. Along with this, Rasayana chikitsa (Rejuvenative therapy) helps in giving new life to the damaged cells to a great extent.

Despite the medications, food and lifestyle changes are something that has to be given prime importance. Protein intake has to be restricted to an extent. Excess salty, spicy and junk foods are to be avoided. Light and freshly cooked food should be taken. Natural urges, especially like those of thirst and micturition should never be suppressed. Pranayama and meditation can bring added benefits.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Products List

  1. Mutrakrichantak Churna
  2. Rencure Formula
  3. Varunadi Vati
  4. Punarnava Capsules
  5. Phyllanthus Niruri
  6. Echinacea Capsules
  7. Nephralka Capsules

Revive Kidneys Pack for Advance Stages

Revive Kidneys Pack for Advance Stages, Herbal Remedies for Chronic Kidney Disease

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Mutrakrichantak Churna

It is an Ayurvedic powder formulation from Planet Ayurveda which acts effectively on the urinary system. It is made of herbs like Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Bhumi Amalaki (Phyllanthus niruri), Shirisha (Albizia lebbeck), Shigru (Moringa oleifera), Apamarga (Achyranthes aspera). All these ingredients make it an excellent remedy for any urine related problems. It protects the kidney and helps in getting rid of any stones in them. Also, it relieves painful and difficult micturition which may be caused due to urinary tract infection, prostate enlargement, stones etc. It improves the structure and function of kidneys and associated organs.

Dosage - 1 teaspoonful twice daily with water. It can also be taken as a decoction.

2. Rencure Formula

It is a natural herbal formulation offered by Planet Ayurveda exclusively for managing kidney failure. It consists of ingredients like Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Palaasha (Butea monosperma) and Kaasni (Cichorium intybus). All these herbs possess proven efficacy in improving the kidney functions. It has the potency to remove any blockage or defect in the urinary pathway and thus maintains healthy functioning kidneys.

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

3. Varunadi Vati

Varunadi vati is an Ayurvedic tablet prepared by Planet Ayurveda which has the capacity to manage kidney related problems. It is powerful in removing kidney stones and provides relief from the excruciating pain due to urinary tract infections or kidney stones. The ingredients involved are Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and Guggulu (Commiphora mukul). All these herbs are popular for their diuretic and anti-inflammatory activities. Moreover, Guggulu acts as a pain reliever in kidney disorders.

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

4. Punarnava Capsules

Planet Ayurveda has put forth the Ayurvedic formulation called Punarnava capsules which works efficiently in kidney and urinary tract related problems. It is solely prepared from the pure standardized herbal extract of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). Punarnava is shothanashana (anti-inflammatory), shoolanuth (relieves pain) and an excellent diuretic. It is effectively used in water retention problems in the body. These properties of Punarnava makes it a good medicine of choice in chronic kidney diseases. In addition, it is cardio protective in nature.

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

5. Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules

Phyllanthus Niruri capsules from Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the herb Bhumyamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri) which is mainly a hepatoprotective medicine. Although, it has mild diuretic action which makes it useful in urinary as well as kidney diseases. It enhances immunity and can also be taken for general debility. It protects the cells of the urinary system.

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

6. Echinacea Capsules

Planet Ayurveda has brought up the Echinacea capsules produced from the herb Bhunimba (Andrographis paniculata). This herb has the potency to expel the aggravated Pitta dosha from the body and aids in blood purification. Although it has the main action on the liver, it is found to be anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and is an antioxidant.

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

7. Nephralka Capsules

Nephralka capsules have been introduced by Planet Ayurveda with the view of protecting the kidneys. These capsules are made from herbs like Bhumiamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri), Mooli satva (Raphanus sativus), Revand chini (Rheum emodi), Bhunimba (Andrographis paniculata) and Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). It provides impressive results in chronic kidney diseases. All the above ingredients help in the normal functioning of the urinary system.

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

CONCLUSION

Kidney damage can be either partially or fully reversed through Ayurvedic intervention and chances of dialysis and kidney transplantation can be reduced significantly.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Natural Treatment for Impetigo and Cellulitis

INTRODUCTION

Impetigo is a common and transmissible infection of skin mainly affecting the children and infants. In this condition, usually red sores can be seen on the face, around the mouth and nose, and on feet and hands of the child. After sometime, the sores burst and develop honey colored crusts.

Cellulitis is the complication of the impetigo or can be defined as a common and painful infection of skin. The infection firstly appears as a red colored swollen area which feels tender and hot when touched. It can occur on any part of the body or face but the most affected areas of this disorder is skin of the lower legs. The bacterial infection can spread to other body parts also via bloodstream and lymph nodes.

Impetigo, Cellulitis

CAUSES

Causes of impetigo include the exposure to the bacteria that develops impetigo. When you come in contact with an infected person's sores by using his towel, clothes, toys, bed linen then his bacteria may enter into your body and cause infection.

Cellulitis occurs when Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria enters into your body by crack or cut on the skin and begins to develop infection. The infection can begin in surgical wounds, bug bites and cuts.

SYMPTOMS

Common signs and symptoms of Impetigo and Cellulitis are:

  1. Redness and inflammation of the skin
  2. Pain and tenderness
  3. A skin rash or sore develops quickly
  4. Swelling, tightness, glossiness of affected area
  5. An abscess with pus
  6. Warmth feeling in affected area
  7. Intermittent fever

Some serious symptoms include:

  1. Chills
  2. Shaking
  3. Feeling ill
  4. Sweating
  5. Warm skin
  6. Muscle aches
  7. Dizziness
  8. Fatigue
  9. Lightheadedness

Observing following symptoms will indicate that infection is spreading:

  1. Blisters
  2. Lethargy
  3. Drowsiness
  4. Red streaks

RISK FACTORS

Factors triggering the risk of Impetigo and Cellulitis are:

  • Crowded conditions:  As these diseases are contagious, they can easily pass from one infected child to other children. Crowded places such as schools and child care centers are at high risk of spreading impetigo and cellulitis. 
  • Humid, Warm weather: Children can be easily prone to these diseases in humid and warm weather such as summer season.
  • Age: Impetigo and cellulitis are more common in age between 2 and 5 years.
  • Certain sports: Some sports involving skin to skin contact such as basketball, football, boxing or wrestling can pass infection from one person to another very easily.
  • Broken skin: Cuts, cracks, insect bite or rashes can make easy entry of bacteria into the body which further causes infection.

COMPLICATIONS

Cellulitis can further give rise to many complications such as:

  1. Severe tissue damage (gangrene)
  2. Spoilage of infected internal organs
  3. Severe kidney problems
  4. Scarring
  5. Amputation
  6. Shock
  7. Death

DIAGNOSIS

The doctor will diagnose Impetigo and Cellulitis by looking at the sores. A physical examination might reveal:

  1. Swollen glands
  2. Warmth and redness of the affected area
  3. Swelling of the skin

If a physical exam wouldn't be enough. Then the doctor may take a sample of the liquid secreted from the sores and send it to the laboratory for analysis.

TREATMENT

In modern science, antibiotic tablets or antibiotic ointments are given to the patients suffering from Impetigo and Cellulitis. But these antibiotics are not well enough for treating these conditions as they have a lot of side effects that can annoy the patient for a long duration. Antibiotics can induce vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, indigestion and bloating in the patient. So, treating your child with modern medicines does not seem to be a wise choice.

But there is no need to be tense. Ayurvedic medicines can effectively treat Impetigo and Cellulitis in a natural way without giving any side effects. All medicines of Ayurveda are made up of herbs obtained from nature which treat the disease from root cause and prevent its recurring. To help the patients of Impetigo and Cellulitis, PLANET AYURVEDA has formulated some herbal medicines which help you in getting rid of infection in a natural manner. All these herbal medicines are manufactured under the guidance of a team of expert MD Ayurveda doctors who consume only high quality extract of herbs in these medicines. The point which makes Planet Ayurveda special from other Ayurvedic companies is that each product of Planet Ayurveda is totally free from preservatives, chemicals, additives, starch, binders, or any synthetic material. Look at these wonderful remedies.

HERBAL MEDICINES FOR IMPETIGO AND CELLULITIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

  1. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Kaishore Guggul
  3. Curcumin Capsules
  4. Pitta Balance
  5. Neem Capsules
  6. Manjishtha Capsules
  7. Radiant Skin, Hair, Nails Formula
  8. Jatyadi Oil
  9. Nirgundi Oil

Herbal Remedies for Impetigo and Cellulitis

Herbal Remedies for Impetigo, Herbal Remedies for Cellulitis, Herbal Remedies for Skin Infection

Products Description

1. Gandhak Rasayan

Shuddha Gandhak (Purified sulphur) is used as the main ingredient in preparing Gandhak rasayan tablets in the manufacturing unit of Planet Ayurveda. These capsules are beneficial in treating various disorders of skin including Cellulitis, Impetigo, Ringworm, Itching, Scabies, and various other fungal infections. These capsules are also supportive in maintaining the female reproductive system healthy.

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

2. Kaishore Guggul

Planet Ayurveda formulates Kaishore guggul tablets by taking high quality extract of thirteen herbs including Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and seven more herbs. All the herbs used in these tablets are well-known for treatment of skin diseases such as acne, eczema, cellulitis, etc as well as reduce inflammation in joint disorders. These tablets will purify your blood by removing excreting out toxins and maintain balance between Tridoshas.

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

3. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin capsules by Planet Ayurveda are prepared by consuming high quality extract of Haridra (Curcuma longa). These capsules are rich with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which makes these capsules effective for strengthening the immune system, reducing inflammation, treating or preventing various heart diseases, skin diseases, arthritis, diabetes, depression, stress, and anxiety.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice in a day with normal water after meals.

4. Pitta Balance

Standard extracts of Coral calcium (Praval pishti), Agate calcium (Akik pishti), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Pearl calcium (Mukta pishti), etc. are utilised in Pitta balance capsules are rich in natural calcium compounds which pacifies the Pitta dosha. These capsules also improve bone marrow density, treat muscular cramps, leg cramps, anxiety, tachycardia, skin disorders, and detoxify the blood.

Dosage: 1 capsules twice in a day with normal water after meals.

5. Neem Capsules

Planet Ayurveda’s neem capsules consist of pure extract of Neem (Azadirachta indica). This herb is well described into Ayurvedic literature for its numerous skin benefits. Consuming these neem capsules will purify your blood and prevent you from arthritis, malaria, fever, rheumatism, cold, fungal infections, skin diseases and many other health disorders.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice in a day with normal water after meals.

6. Manjishtha Capsules

Manjishtha capsules are prepared in the house of Planet Ayurveda with the high quality extract of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) herb. Benefits of these capsules include blood purifying, immunity enhancing, reducing inflammation, bacterial growth, microbial growth, anxiety, preventing joint disorders and mainly the treatment of skin diseases.

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

7. Radiant Skin, Hair, Nails Formula

Radiant skin hair nail formula is formulated with some wonderful herbs such as Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Chirata (Swertia chirata), Pit papda (Fumaria officinalis) and Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis). As the name indicates, these capsules will enhance the health of your skin, hairs, and nails.

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

8. Jatyadi Oil

Jatyadi oil is prepared for healing and reducing inflammation. Ingredients used in this oil maintains the healthy blood flow and fastens the healing time of the cells and tissues. Using Jatyadi oil on skin will improve the skin health and help in fast recovery of skin diseases.

Dosage: Mix Nirgundi oil with Jatyadi oil. Apply 2 times daily.

9. Nirgundi Oil

Standardized extracts of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Kalihari (Gloriosa superba), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) are processed in making this effective oil formulation. Use this oil to get rid from various skin diseases such as Cellulitis, Vitiligo, Leprosy, Leucoderma, etc.

Dosage: Mix Nirgundi oil with Jatyadi oil. Apply 2 times daily.

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

OTHER PREVENTABLE MEASURES

Regular cleansing of skin is the supreme method to keep it healthy. Washing wounds, insect bites, scrapes and cuts is very important. You can keep yourself away from being infected from Impetigo and Cellulitis by following given methods:

  1. Wash infected people’s towels, bed sheets, clothes, and belongings every day and don’t share these things with any other family member.
  2. Wash the infected areas with soap and slightly cover it with gauze.
  3. Wear disposable gloves when touching sores.
  4. Wash hands frequently.
  5. Make sure to cut the infected child’s nails regularly.
  6. Keep your infected child at home.

CONCLUSION

Maintaining a healthy skin is very essential for better life and high confidence level. Suffering from Impetigo and Cellulitis may feel you unhealthy and low self-esteemed. So, use the above given herbal remedies for treating you or your loved one's impetigo and cellulitis in a natural way and without getting side effects.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) Management with Herbal Remedies

PSVT is characterized by episodic attacks of abnormally increased heart rate. It can appear and disappear suddenly in between the heart rate is normal. This can affect an individual of any age, either be young adult or elderly. PSVT can affect even the people who do not have any other heart disease. Abnormal heartbeat is the result of a disturbance in the electrical pathway through which electrical signals are sent to the heart in order to contract. These episodic disturbances in heart rate can last from few minutes to several hours. It can interfere with the normal functioning of the heart in some cases. In PSVT heart rate can ranges up to 250 beats per minute. It can cause several symptoms but it is not life-threatening.

Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF PSVT?

  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Atrio-ventricular nodal re-entry tachycardia

WHAT ARE THE SIGN AND SYMPTOMS OF PSVT?

  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid pulse
  • Feeling of tightness in the chest
  • Pain or fluttering in the chest
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breathe
  • Fainting
  • Sweating
  • The sensation of pounding in the neck

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR PSVT?

  • It more commonly affects people under the age of 65
  • Excessive consumption of caffeine
  • Much intake of alcohol
  • Use of a certain cough or allergy medications

HOW CAN PSVT DIAGNOSE?

  • Medical history and physical examination by a doctor
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Holter monitor, to record heart’s activity in a whole day
  • Stress test

HOW CAN BE PSVT TREATED?

In modern practice, doctors prescribe anti-arrhythmic medications along with carotid sinus massage and many other specific procedures. This treatment does not give permanent relief and the condition can return. Most of the medicines given have many side-effects as well.

WHAT IS AYURVEDIC UNDERSTANDING OF PSVT?

According to Ayurveda cause of abnormal heart rate is 'Hridroga', i.e. heart disease. There are three energies or doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Dosha. Imbalance of any of the dosha results in disease. In case of abnormal heart rate or arrhythmia, the cause may be an aggravation of the Pitta dosha which causes an increase in heart rate, vitiation of Vata dosha which results in irregular heartbeat and aggravation of Kapha dosha which causes a decrease in normal heart rate.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR PSVT BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda comes up with the Heart Care Pack for Ayurvedic treatment. All the products in this pack are completely natural and Ayurvedic. Pure and authentic herbs are used to make each and every remedy. These remedies are purely vegetarian and are free from side effects when taken as prescribed by the physician. No chemicals, preservative or additive are added in them.

PRODUCTS LIST

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

Heart Care Pack

Herbal remedies for PSVT

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Arjuna Capsules

These are the single herb capsules and are prepared from a pure and natural extract of herb named Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna). It effectively treats the heart diseases and maintains the normal functioning of the heart. It is also known as a heart tonic.

Benefits of Arjuna Capsules:-

  • It consists of antioxidant properties and thus helps in strengthening heart muscles and also prevent fatigue.
  • These capsules are enriched with certain minerals like calcium, magnesium, copper, and zinc which are necessary for the normal functioning of the heart.
  • It works as a great expectorant and astringent.
  • Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of these capsules help in relieving the pain and swelling.
  • It prevents certain heart disorders like myocardial infarction.
  • Arjuna capsules also help to treat ischemia of the heart, i.e. inadequate blood supply to the heart.

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

2. Arjun Tea

It is an herbal formulation which is prepared from 5 herbs under the strict principles of Ayurveda. Herbs in this tea are mentioned below:

  1. Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna)
  2. Boerhavia diffusa (Punarnava)
  3. Ficus religiosa (Pipal Tvak)
  4. Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Dalchini)
  5. Ellettaria cardamom (Choti Elaichi)

Benefits of Arjun Tea:-

  • Arjun tea gives nutrition to the heart and also consist of natural co-enzyme.
  • It maintains the normal cholesterol level in the body and prevents high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Blood pumping capacity of the heart is enhanced by its regular consumption.
  • Arjun tea is a potent heart care formula which strengthens the heart and blood vessels.
  • It tones and strengthens the muscles of the heart and vascular system of the whole body.
  • The most important and best thing about this tea is that it does not contain any amount of caffeine or nicotine.
  • No side effects of this tea are reported yet if take under physician’s observation and guidance.

Usage - Steps to be Followed:-

  • Take one cup of water.
  • Add one teaspoonful of Arjun tea in this and mix or stir it well.
  • Boil the mixture until it reduces to half of its amount or to one cup.
  • Filter the tea by a strainer and may add a sweetener if required.

3. Total Heart Support

It is a multi-herbal formulation made with herbs having a beneficial effect on the heart. It helps to prevent and treat heart diseases and also strengthens the heart muscles. It is prepared from following herbs:

  1. Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna)
  2. Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
  3. Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi)
  4. Convolvulus pluricaulis (Shankhpushpi)

Benefits of Total Heart Support:-

  • Weak and failing heart muscles can be strengthened and bring back to the normal function by using these capsules.
  • High cholesterol, congestive heart failure, and disease affecting coronary arteries can be treated by it.
  • It provides support to weak and damaged heart after myocardial infarction or heart attack and overcomes the after effects of it.
  • These capsules are best Ayurvedic remedy for breathlessness due to weak heart muscles.
  • It also helps to treat mental disorders and epilepsy.
  • Stress and anxiety are relieved by its proper intake.
  • It also enhances memory.

Dosage:- Take one capsule two times a day after meals with plain water.

Ways to increase your collagen naturally

Collagen is a main structural protein which is found in the body's extracellular matrix and also in various connective tissues. This collagen is responsible for making up 25% to 35% of whole body protein content. Depending on the degree of mineralization, collagen tissue may be rigid that is bone, compliant like in the form of tendons or can be gradient from rigid to compliant that is cartilage. Collagen is abundant in corneas, blood vessels, intervertebral discs, the gut and dentin in teeth. Fibroblasts are the most common cells that produce collagen. Generally the lack of collagen is common in old age leading to skin sagging, joint pain and wrinkles. Sometimes even in early adulthood the lack of collagen is observed leading to premature aging. In this article we will be discussing ways to increase collagen with some of our Ayurvedic herbs.

Increase Your Collagen Naturally

INTRODUCTION

Collagen is a protein that is very important for building and supporting all tissues, bones, tendons, cartilages and skin. It is also very important for our skin, hair, eyes and digestive system. It helps in maintaining body health and also increases skin strength plus elasticity. Collagen also plays a very essential role in removing dead skin cells. The term collagen comes from a Greek word 'Kolla' which means glue and the suffix Gen denotes producing. This refers to the compounds used in the past for processing glue from boiling the skin and tendons of horses and other animals.

HOW DO COLLAGEN SUPPORTS THE BODY?

Collagen is a very fascinating compound. The compound helps in maintaining the beauty of skin, it is an easy to digest protein and is very easy to include in your diet. The process of hydrolyzing allows collagen peptides to dissolve in water and makes it easy to digest collagen. It also helps in smoothing wrinkles and boosts skin elasticity. Presence of collagen also avoids joint pain and joint aches, maintains bone health and increases bone density.

10 HERBS FOR INCREASING COLLAGEN LEVEL IN BODY

1. Chinese Knotweed (Polygonum multiflorum)

This plant is known to have longevity promoting nature and also have superoxide dismutase which is known to be the most powerful antioxidants to human bodies. The knotweed is also an adaptogen due to its effect on the endocrine system and also has high zinc content that helps in restoration and hair growth. It has abilities to protect bones from oxidative stress by increasing collagen amount in our body and also kills natural killer cells that support it as an anticancer way.

2. Horsetail (Equisteum arvense)

This plant is believed to be the oldest plant on the planet. The stems and roots of horsetail are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium and silica crystals. Silica is believed to be very important in maintaining and developing healthy bones and teeth. Silica helps in restoring collagen which is also called as body glue that holds up skin and muscle tissue together. The horsetail is also called an ancient bone healer.

3. Gynostemma (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)

This plant has 80 different saponins also called gypenosides. These are the natural antioxidants and rich source of vitamins and minerals. Gynostemma is also known as immortality herb. This herb shows wonderful results in reducing signs due to loss of collagen. It also has rejuvenating properties and also has properties that help in protecting the body from the damaging effect of stress. It is commonly used for its energizing effects, digestive help and also improves cardiovascular health and hormone balancing properties. Gynostemma is called the immortal because of its quality to work as a biological response modifier.

4. Nettles (Urtica Dioica)

Nettles are known to be the ancient mineralizer and contain high amounts of calcium, silica and sulfur. Due to the presence of these three minerals it is known to be the best enhancer for collagen receptors. It also has antiseptic properties, supports the immune system and enhances working of almost every organ in our body. It has also been used for hair care for centuries. Its astringent properties may help in skin tightening, prevents eczema and many other skin related conditions.

5. Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

From ancient times this herb is known for its properties to restore skin, assist wound healing and activate collagen receptors to increase the glow on skin. Mainly this herb is used to manage sunburns, bruises and internal inflammatory conditions too. According to modern search this plant is having properties or extraordinary ability to protect skin from oxidative and cellular damage. Calendula also has antibacterial and immuno-stimulant properties.

6. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

Brahmi has become very popular in skin care products due to its support for healthy skin with natural collagen production. It feeds the body with collagen production and the stimulator makes great sense in accomplishing the result from inside out. Bhrami has constituents like triterpenoids that play a very important role in boosting the body's collagen levels.

7. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha has many therapeutic properties that are of great use in many conditions. But a specific property of Ashwagandha makes it more interesting. This property is collagen boosting quality that helps in the production of healthy collagen and thus provides firmness to skin, density to bones and makes the body's metabolism work efficiently.

8. Orange Peel Extract

The orange peel extract is having vitamin C in very rich quantities. Vitamin C is known to enhance the collagen receptor working and thus providing desirable results. It helps in making skin glowing and enhances skin firmness.

9. Mulberry Extract

Mulberry is also known as Morus alba and has many properties like anti-oxidative, reduces wrinkles, slackness and laxity. It also helps in enhancing production of pro collagen hence maintaining healthy collagen levels in the body.

10. Avocado Oil

Avocado is significantly known to increase the collagen production in the body. The oil extracted from avocado has high levels of collagen stimulating compounds and thus helps in getting rid of wrinkles, fine lines and makes your skin appear younger.

These all herbs are very well known to increase the amount of collagen in our body. We have to understand that collagen is important for skin but is also essentials for bones and metabolism.

CONCLUSION

The above mentioned herbs have many properties. They not only help in collagen production but also help in maintaining healthy levels of collagen in our body. These herbs are also known to have many other properties and are used in managing many conditions. In case of any query kindly visit www.planetayurveda.com

Thursday, January 7, 2021

9 Natural Ways To Manage Chronic Cough

Cough is the natural body mechanism to expel the mucus or any other particle that get stuck in our airway and it usually gets subsided once the blockage is cleared. Meanwhile, it can also get associated with any underlying disease condition. While some types can be mild, others can be life-taking. Whatever be the reason, it should never be ignored. Once neglected, cough can lead to tuberculosis, dyspnoea, COPD and various other severe ailments. When a cough persists for more than 3-4 weeks, it is said to be a chronic cough and should be treated at the earliest.

Chronic cough

In Ayurveda classics, five different types of cough are described and the treatment is based on the different presentations of the cough produced. Eventhough any of the vitiated tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha) may lead to the manifestation of cough, vata is the main dosha involved. The vitiation of Vata occur mainly either due to the 'dhathukshaya' (depletion of tissues) or 'aavarana' of vata (occlusion of vata by kapha dosha). Several factors are responsible for the formation of cough but the first and foremost direct causative factors mentioned by the scholars are the 'raja' (dust) and 'dhooma' (smoke). Main pathology of a chronic cough is found in the chest area with altered functioning of the respiratory system. Although a large number of herbal remedies are available that bring about relief from persistent cough, let us go through some of the effective remedies which are described in our Ayurveda classics.

  1. Powder of equal quantity of pippali (Piper longum), maricha (Piper nigrum) and sunthi (Zingiber officinale) along with jaggery and ghee is found to be very efficacious in cough and asthma. Similarly, pippali powder alone mixed with ghee, honey and sugar candy can also be licked frequently in cough and hoarseness of voice.
  2. Soup of green gram is prepared by adding the juice of kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum). Consumption of this soup by adding gooseberry to it is advantageous in different types of cough.
  3. Fresh juice of rhizome of ginger or black basil leaves mixed with honey provides relief from cough. For those cough with vata predominant symptoms like that of dry cough, juice of vasaka (Adathoda vasica) is found to be effective. The same juice when taken along with trikatu (piper longum, Piper nigrum and Zingiber officinale) is beneficial in productive cough.
  4. Fruits of gooseberry are boiled in milk and then made into a powder. Ghee sprinkled with this powder can be consumed in conditions like ‘kshayajakasa’ where there is vitiation of tridoshas and in which emaciation of body takes place.
  5. Intake of gruel prepared from rice etc by adding with equal quantity of sesame seeds and little rock salt is very useful in chronic cough with vata predominant symptoms.
  6. Practice of gargling (kabala) or mouth-filling (gandusha) either with salted lukewarm water or medicated liquids is worthwhile in most kind of cough. Honey, green gram soup, certain decoctions etc can be used accordingly for this purpose.
  7. Herbal smoking (dhoomapana) is worth trying in chronic coughs but it is advisable to be done cautiously under an expert. The drugs like maricha (Piper nigrum), pippali (Piper longum), ela (Elettaria cardomomum), tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) etc are used for preparing medicated smoke which is inhaled through nostrils, especially in cough where excess sputum is present.
  8. Judicious selection of head and body massage oil is crucial in cases of chronic cough. Generally, oil application is contraindicated in those conditions when there is excess kapha in the body. There are chances of aggravation if the property of oil counteracts with the prakruthi (constitution) and disease condition of the individual.
  9. For any disease to get subsided, the essential criteria to be followed are “Nidana parivarjanam eva chikitsa”. This implies that absconding from the causative factors is the main treatment for a disease. Hence the predisposing factors like improper food habits, suppression of natural urges, excess exertion above one’s capacity, excess sleep, over exposure to heat, dust, smoke, sun etc should be avoided.

With these remedies and techniques, chronic cough can be managed to a far extent but medical supervision under an expert is highly advised depending on the severity of the condition.

AYURVEDIC REMEDIES FOR CHRONIC COUGH FROM PLANET AYURVEDA

Herbal Remedies for Chronic Cough


Herbal Remedies for Chronic Cough

1. Kaas-Har Churna

Planet Ayurveda introduces the Kaas-Har Churna which aids in providing relief from all kinds of cough and cold. The key ingredients present are the herbs like Vanshlochan (Bambusa arudinacea), Pippali (Piper longum), Ela (Elettaria cardomomum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica) and mishri (sugar candy). Pippali works effectively in relieving chronic lung disorders, tuberculosis and other respiratory disorders. Ela is a wonderful anti-oxidant which is mentioned along with herbs useful in asthma, dyspnoea etc. Vanshlochan acts as a bronchodilator, expectorant, demulcent and boosts immunity.

Dosage - 1-2 teaspoon twice a day.

2. Kakrasringi Churna

This single herb powder from Planet Ayurveda is made from the Karkatshringi (Pistacia integerrima) which is mentioned under the kasahara (cough relieving) group of drugs in Charaka Samhitha. It gives promising results in chronic respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough etc by clearing the mucus and protecting the respiratory system. It has got antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial action.

Dosage - 1 teaspoon with plain water after meals, two times a day.

3. Aller-G Care

Aller-G Care capsules from the house of Planet Ayurveda is a successful herbal medicine which has proven fruitful in respiratory allergies like rhinitis, pollen allergy, sinusitis, asthma, sneezing etc and the cough related symptoms associated with them. The ingredients involved are the extracts of Haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Shirish (Albezzia lebbock) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). All these drugs possess the qualities of anti-inflammation and anti-toxication thereby enabling the body to fight against external factors causing allergies.

Dosage - 1-2 capsules twice or thrice daily after meals.

4. Praanrakshak Churna

The Praanrakshak churna available in Planet Ayurveda helps in restoring the healthy functioning of respiratory organ. It is made up of ingredients like Shirish (Albezzia lebbock), Vaasa (Adathoda vasica), Anantamool (Tylphora asthmatica), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), Bharangi (Clerodandrum serratum), Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) and Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra). All these drugs are throat- protective and beneficial in chronic respiratory tract infections. It helps in scraping off the excess kapha and cures chronic cough.

Dosage - 1-2 teaspoon with plain water after meals thrice a day.

5. Tulsi Capsules

Planet Ayurveda brings the Tulsi capsules which contain the pure herbal extract of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). Tulsi is kaphavinasini (reduces increased kaphadosha), kasahara (relieves cough) and swasahara (used in asthma and other chronic respiratory complaints). It also facilitates relaxation from body pain associated with frequent cough and is good for overall respiratory health.

Dosage - 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

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

CONCLUSION

Chronic cough can be a much discomforting and debilitating condition for which adequate Ayurveda treatments are available. Along with proper diet, regimen and natural medicines it can be treated from the root cause thereby providing solace to the patients.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Treatment for Vatarakta (Gout) through Ayurveda

The disease Vatarakta in Ayurveda can almost be correlated to the Gouty arthritis of modern science due to its similarity in clinical presentation. As the name suggests, there is vitiation of both Vata dosha and Rakta dhatu. Although any of the tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha) can get afflicted in this disorder with the prime factor being Vata dosha. Usually the symptoms manifests depending on the predominance of dosha involved. However, generally it can show symptoms like that of skin disease affected mainly on the joints. It mainly involves intermittent throbbing and cutting pain along the joints with inflammation and burning sensation. The person may also feel a sense of general debility, body looseness or heaviness, itching etc. Usually its clinical presentation initially begins in the feet or hand and gradually spreads to the whole body. Now let us move towards the Ayurvedic methodology of treatment for Vata Rakta

Vatarakta, Gout, Gouty arthritis

AYURVEDIC THERAPIES FOR VATARAKTA (GOUT)

In the case of Vatarakta, 'Raktamokshana' (bloodletting therapy) and purgation therapy (Virechana) are given prime importance despite the treatment being highly individualistic. Bloodletting is done through various means depending upon the symptoms. Leeches, sucking horn, venesection or scratching the skin are considered for the purpose.

SOME EFFECTIVE EXTERNAL PROCEDURES

Apart from this, various other external procedures like 'lepana' (medicinal paste application), 'Abhyanga' (massage), 'Pariseka' (pouring medicated liquids) and 'avagaha' (immersing the body or body part in medicated liquids) are also advocated in Vatarakta. These kinds of therapies are especially prescribed for the 'uthana vata rakta' where the symptoms reside only in the skin and muscles. The other type in which the disease spreads gradually towards the entire body, is the more severe version. Here the patient is resorted to more complex yet mandatory Panchakarma therapies like Virechana (Purgation), basti (medicated enema) and snehapana (oral intake of fats). Milk enema (ksheerabasti) with ghee gives efficacious results for pacifying doshas in Vataraktha. Vamana (Emetic therapy) is also administered in those with predominant Kapha Dosha symptoms like heaviness of the body, inactivity, itching etc.

APPLICATION OF MEDICATED OILS

Oils like Pinda taila, Satadhouthaghrita (ghee) are generally used for 'Abhyanga' in Vatarakta. For 'Pariseka', milk boiled with 'dashamoola' (roots of ten herbs) when poured warm at the affected part provides immediate relief from pain. Similarly, juice of Draksha (Vitisvinifera) and Ikshu (sugarcane), honey-water, water of curds etc are also used for pouring in the body as 'pariseka'. Other methods like application of warm poultice prepared of sesame seeds or mustard seeds are also done in certain conditions of Vatarakta. Beyond all these, plethora of other combinations is described by Acharyas in the ancient Ayurveda classics for the efficient healing of Vatarakta.

DIETARY ADVICES AND CLASSICAL FORMULATIONS

As a general rule, warm applications are beneficial in those Vatarakta conditions with the predominance of Vata and Kapha dosha. Similarly, Pitta dosha and Rakta vitiated conditions are pacified with cold applications. Food items that cause further aggravation of the condition like excess intake of horse gram, black gram, leafy vegetables, curd, vinegar, buttermilk dry meat, uncooked food etc should be avoided. Alongside this, for internal administration, classical Ayurvedic formulations like Vasadikwatha, Guduchyadikwatha, Manjishthadikwatha, kokilakshakwatha, kaishore Guggulu, Amritadi Guggulu and several others are used appropriately in suitable conditions of Vatarakta.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR VATARAKTA BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda has included certain effective herbal supplements under the group 'GOUT CARE PACK' which is exclusively for combating Vatarakta. It includes:

  1. Kaishore Guggul
  2. Navkarshik churna
  3. Punarnava Capsules
  4. Giloy Capsules

Gout Care Pack


Herbal remedies for gout, Gout Care Pack

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore Guggul from Planet Ayurveda is an exact combination of several herbs as mentioned in the classic Ayurvedic texts. The ingredients involved are Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Sunthi (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Danti (Baliospermum montanum) and Trivrit (Ipomea turpethum). It is advantageous in gout as it promotes joint health and acts as a blood purifier. It is effectively used in all kinds of inflammation. Apart from various other benefits, its long term use has anti-ageing benefits too.

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

2. Navakarshik Churna

Navakarshik churna produced by Planet Ayurveda has its reference in the ancient Ayurvedic text book of 'chakradathasamhitha'. It has been mentioned especially for gouty arthritis along with other arthritis. It comprises of herbal ingredients like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Vacha (Acouis calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picorrhiza kurrao), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and Daruharidra (Berberis aristata). It is a saviour in high uric acid level conditions and relieves pain and inflammation. It helps in blood purification by removal of toxins and regulates the metabolism.

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

3. Punarnava Capsules

Planet Ayurveda brings the pure herbal supplement of Punarnava capsules made from the standardized extract of Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa). Punarnava balances the tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha). With its mild diuretic action, it can eliminate the excess 'kleda' (moisture) out of the body. Moreover, it is anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating. It gives good results in gout accompanied with the protection of heart, liver and kidneys.

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

4. Giloy Capsules

Giloy capsules introduced by Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the pure extract of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) which can be used safely. It has got multifacious actions in the body. It is much helpful in Rakta (blood) and Pitta dosha vitiation which is relevant in gouty arthritic conditions. Guduchi is also capable of immuno-modulation. Even after being hot in nature, it provides relief from burning sensation. It improves both digestion as well as bodily strength.

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

CONCLUSION

Diseases like Vatarakta are being observed commonly nowadays due to our erratic lifestyle. In order to obtain a definite solution, Ayurvedic science should be utilised to the maximum. Since it is among those disorders with high morbidity and chronicity, it should be treated at the earliest under expert guidance. It is high time to adapt Ayurvedic way of approach in Vatarakta which proves effective in the overall wellbeing.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Treatment of Sandhivata (Osteoarthritis) through Ayurveda

Sandhivata is one among the most common degenerative health concern being faced by millions of people across the world. Due to its close similarities in symptoms, it can be well correlated to the osteoarthritis of modern science. Living a life in pain, whether it be physical or mental, is totally miserable. The same happens in Sandhivata where the hallmark symptoms involve pain and inflammation of the joints with restriction in movements (due to pain and stiffness). The ancient Ayurvedic text book of Charak Samhita interprets it beautifully in the sloka as:

Vatapoornadruthisparsahsothahsandhigate anile
Prasaranakunchanayohpravruthischasavedanah ||

It means that the swelling or inflammation in joints can be felt as if being filled with air and there will be pain and difficulty at the affected joints while performing functions of contraction and expansion. As the name suggests, it occurs due to the aggravation of vata dosha along the joints. Even though it can affect any joints, the weight bearing joints like knee, elbow, hip etc are the easily afflicted ones. Even though the treatment is based on the progress of the disease, let us have a review of the general measures involved in Ayurveda against Sandhivata.

sandhivata, osteoarthritis

Since Vata Dosha is the predominating factor in Sandhivata, treatments are generally aimed at mitigating vata along with providing special care to the joints.The treatment program can be broadly grouped under eliminative procedures (samsodhana) and palliative procedures (samsamana). Mostly samsodhana holds much beneficial especially for obese people with sandhivata. Mild purgation therapy (Virechana) and medicated enema(Basti) are advised as part of 'samsodhana'. Oleation (snehana) and sudation (Swedana) therapies are performed prior to these Panchakarma therapies which dissolves the morbid doshas and lightens the aggravated vata dosha. Typically, 'Taila' (oil) is used for the Oleation therapy as it is the best vata mitigating substance. Moreover, it enhances the lubrication of the joints. Other modes like ghee, muscle fat, bone marrow etc are also used in different combinations and appropriate doses. Virechana helps in bringing the vata dosha to the right direction and elimination of toxins out of the body. Similarly, medicated enema holds on important position in sandhivata treatment as it is considered to be the top most for purifying vata dosha (Vasthirvathaharanam Sreshtam). Both herbal decoctions and oils are made use in Basti, depending on the status of disease and patient.The palliative therapies include both external applications like Abhyanga (massage), Upanaha (poultice), Seka (pouring medicated liquids) etc with vata mitigating drugs and oral intake of suitable Ayurvedic formulations.

For getting instant relief from severe pain, usually Agnikarma (therapeutic cautery) is performed at the affected joint. It is mainly done with Panchaloha salaka (instrument made of five metals) and helps in balancing vata and kapha dosha. Rakta mokshana (blood letting therapy) using leaches are also undergone in certain cases with the involvement of Raktha dhatu (blood) and Pitta dosha.

Ayurveda follows a multimodal approach as it focusses on food habits and lifestyle along with medications. Food items like wheat, red rice, milk, ghee, raisins, etc and those with predominating sweet, sour and salty tastes are to be consumed more. Sun bathing and lukewarm water showers are highly preferable.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR SANDHIVATA FROM PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda offers the 'JOINT SUPPORT PACK' which consists of amazing herbal supplements for the effective management of Sandhivata and is highly recommended for the same. The pack involves:

  1. Bone Support
  2. Curcumin Capsules
  3. Joint Aid Plus
  4. Coral Calcium Complex

Joint Support Pack

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1). Bone Support

The Bone support capsules from Planet Ayurveda are specifically designed for strengthening and protecting the bones. The ingredients like Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Shigru (Moringa Oleifera), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis), Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Pravala (Coral calcium) and Mukta (Pearl calcium) makes it most suitable for any skeletal system problems. Shigru has got analgesic as well as anti-inflammatory effects. Hadjod is said to make the body as strong as diamond. All the ingredients help in the quick healing of fractures. Mukta and Pravala endows the body with sufficient amount of calcium. It also contains other trace elements required for bone strength.

Dosage - 2 Capsules, twice daily with plain water

2). Curcumin Capsules

Planet Ayurveda prepares the Curcumin capsules from the pure standardized extract of Haridra (Curcuma longa). With its anti-inflammatory and immune modulating effects, it can be successfully used in Sandhivata. It helps in subsiding the aches and pains related to arthritis. It can be used along with other herbal supplements to get the desired effect in Sandhivata.

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

3. Joint-Aid Plus

The Joint-Aid plus capsules from Planet Ayurveda is a wonderful combination of herbs like Nirgundi (Vitex nigundo), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Sunthi (Zingiber officinale) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These ingredients are highly beneficial in providing relief from both chronic and acute pain and inflammation associated with Sandhivata. It has antispasmodic properties and acts as a muscle relaxant, especially Nirgundi. Moreover, Ashwagandha helps in promoting muscle strength and immunity to the body. Since it contains Guggulu it may be used even in the severe stages of Sandhivata.

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

4). Coral Calcium Complex

Coral Calcium complex introduced by Planet Ayurveda is a unique blend of purified ingredients like Pravala pishti (Coral), Akik pishti (Agate), Jawahar mohra pishti, kamadudha rasa, Muktha pishi (Pearl), and Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). Its usage helps in the overall structure and function of skeletal system. It increases the bone mineral density. It provides the body with adequate calcium level required and is much beneficial in the osteoporotic condition associated with Sandhavata. In addition, Jwahar mohra has got neuromuscular as well as heart protective effects.

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

CONCLUSION

As the disease progresses gradually the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments everything becomes more susceptible. Beginning the treatment in initial stage itself can prevent further degeneration and helps in replenishment of the affected parts. Ayurveda is the best option available rather than opting for surgeries and pain killers with potential side effects. Ayurveda works from the roots by eliminating the underlying pathology and improves the quality of life.