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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

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.