Search This Blog

Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, May 20, 2022

Introduction

Suran Vatak is a classical formulation mentioned in sharangdhar samhita. It is the perfect classical ayurvedic formulation for Arsha (Piles). Piles is a condition in which there is inflamed and swollen mass formed by the accumulation of tissue and veins inside and outside the anus. Piles occur due to chronic diarrhea, chronic constipation, heavy weight lifting, straining during passing stools and even pregnancy. As per ayurveda it is known as arsha. According to acharya vaghbhata, the mansankur (fleshy growth) which cause obstruction in the anal region and gives pain like the enemy is known as arsha. So now let's discuss all about suran vatak and its benefits in piles and other disorders.

Ingredients Used in Suran Vatak

  • Suran (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius) - 16 parts
  • Vidhara (Argyreia nervosa) - 16 parts
  • Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) - 8 parts
  • Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica) - 8 parts
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) - 4 parts
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) - 4 parts
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) - 4 parts
  • Vaya vidanga (Embelia ribes) - 4 parts
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) - 4 parts
  • Pippali (Piper longum) - 4 parts
  • Bhilawa (Semecarpus anacardium) - 4 parts
  • Pippali mool (Piper longum) - 4 parts
  • Talish patra (Abies webbiana) - 4 parts
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum verum) - 2 parts
  • Choti elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum) - 2 parts
  • Marich (Piper nigrum) - 2 parts
  • Gud (Jaggery) - Twice the amount of churna of the above ingredients

Description Of Ingredients

1. Suran (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius)

Suran (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius) is also known as elephant yam. It has pungent and astringent taste, light and dry qualities, hot potency, pacifies vata and kapha dosha and has arshogana as a special effect. It also helps in regulating blood flow which in turn regulates blood pressure levels. Also it helps in removing clots from the blood vessels so due to this it is effective in the treatment of piles.

2. Vidhara (Argyreia nervosa)

Vidhara (Argyreia nervosa) is also known as vriddha daru. It has great qualities such as rasayana and shukral. Which means it promotes anti-ageing and rejuvenating properties along with improving the quality and quantity of sperms. Other properties are sara (promotes purgation) so it prevents constipation that is one of the main causes of piles.

3. Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)

As per ayurveda musli has a benefits such as vrushya (improves vigour), rasayani (anti-ageing), bruhmana (nourishing) so due to all these properties musli provides its special reference in making this classical formulation effective as rasayana and vajikarana.

4. Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica)

Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica) includes properties such as deepaniya, shoola prashmana and arshoghana. All these properties make chitrak responsible for making suran vatak beneficial for improving appetite and enhancing digestion strength, also it is effective in relieving pain so helps in alleviating pain in piles also.

5. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)

Haritaki has the properties that are very best as deepaniya (improves digestion health), anulomani (normalize the karma of apana vata- corrects bowel movements, urine output and other pravahana karma through anal, urinary and vaginal orifices). Both these properties are helpful in IBS like conditions and also helpful in relieving constipation.

6. Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)

It includes great benefits like bhedana (good laxative properties), kasanashanam (relieves cough), keshya (improves the quality of hairs and prevents greying of hairs). Due to these properties it aids suran vatan to show miraculous effects in cough and graying of hairs.

7. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

Amala (Emblica officinalis) is panchrasa yukta [madhura (sweet), amla (sour), katu (bitter), tikta (pungent), kshaya (astringent)] and lavana (salty) varjita (not included) due to which it pacifies tridosha (vata, pitta and kapha and have raktapitta ghana properties (useful in bleeding disorders) and due to both these properties it is beneficial in piles. It includes other benefits also like vrishya (improves vigour), prameha ghana (cures diabetes and urinary disorders), rasayana (anti-ageing) and kanthya (good for the throat).

8. Vaya Vidanga (Embelia ribes)

Vaya vidanga (Embelia ribes) has properties like sara (promotes purgation), deepaniya (promotes digestion), pramehahara (cures diabetes and urinary issues).

9. Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)

Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) includes properties such as pungent taste, heavy, dry and piercing qualities and hot potency, due to these properties shunthi has great effect on pacifying kapha. Due to these kapha balancing properties it has benefits such as Viband hara (relieves constipation), anaha hara (relieves bloating and gas), shwasa hara (alleviates chronic respiratory diseases), kasa hara (cures cough).

10. Pippali (Piper longum)

Pippali (Piper longum) balances vata dosha and helps in improving digestion strength along with pitta avrodhani properties which means it prevents pitta to aggravate. It also has purgative properties that helps in relieving constipation which in turn aids to cure piles.

11. Bhilawa (Semecarpus anacardium)

Bhilawa has more effective function regarding kapha so it mainly responsible for making suran vatak effective for diseases such as prameha (diabetes and urinary disorders), kasa (cough), shoth (swelling), IBS, IBD and many other conditions associated with vitiated kapha.

12. Pippali mool (Piper longum)

It has carminative (relieves flatulence) and digestion promoting properties due to laghu and ruksha guna along with hot potency. Other properties of pippali mool are shleshma nashnam (reduces kapha), bhedi (promotes purgation), pleehanut (cures spleen enlargement), shwasahara (alleviates asthma), kshayahara (useful in chronic respiratory diseases and tuberculosis) and many more kapha relieving properties.

13. Talish patra (Abies webbiana)

It is best in relieving cough and mucus including respiratory conditions. Along with that it supports healthy digestion and eliminates ama dosha (toxins) from the body. Also it has agni deepaniya properties which helps in relieving anorexia.

14. Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylenica)

It is the very best diuretic due to which it promotes a healthy urinary system by cleansing the bladder, fighting urinary infections and curing dysuria. Also it has great vata balancing properties thus helps in alleviating vataja arsha (piles associated with vata dosha).

15. Choti elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum)

Chotti elaichi is also very useful in relieving dysuria and urinary retention. Along with that it is very helpful in improving anorexia by promoting healthy digestion. With these benefits it also alleviates pitta dosha which in turn relieves all types of burning sensation in the body.

16. Marich (Piper nigrum)

This herb is generally having ruchikaraka properties which means it assists in relieving anorexia and promoting digestion strength. Marich (Piper nigrum) includes finest properties like katu and theekshana guna that aids in curing all types of kaphaja conditions.

17. Gud (Jaggery)

Gud is added to this formulation to make tablets. Otherwise it also has some health benefits like it cures splenomegaly and also has perfect relief in heart conditions by regulating blood pressure levels.

Method Of Preparation

  1. Take sixteen parts of surana (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius) and vidhara (Argyreia nervosa), 8 parts of musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), 4 parts of Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Vaya vidanga (Embelia ribes), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Bhilava (Semecarpus anacardium), Pippali mool (Piper longum), Talish patra (Abies webbiana), 2 parts of dalchini (Cinnamomum verum), Choti elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), maricha Marich (Piper nigrum) and make a fine powder of all.
  2. Now add gud (jaggery) twice the part of fine powder and make pills out of it.
  3. Keep it in a dry and air tightened jar and use it accordingly.
Suran Vatak

Medicinal Properties

  • Suran vatak helps in regulating blood flow which in turn regulates blood pressure levels. Also it helps in removing clots from the blood vessels and promoting healthy blood flow.
  • Provides great qualities such as rasayana (anti-ageing and rejuvenating properties) and shukral (improves the quality and quantity of sperms).
  • Helpful in nourishing and strengthening the muscles.
  • Have bhedana properties which promotes purgation and cures constipation.
  • Fulfilled with deepaniya properties that helps in inducing good digestion health.
  • It also includes keshya properties which helps in preventing hairs from graying before old age.
  • Have very finest kapha alleviating properties which helps in curing a number of kaphaja conditions like cough, cold, bronchitis, IBS, IBD, etc.

Dosha Karma (Effects on dosha)

It pacifies vata and kapha dosha.

Dosage

1-2 tablets twice daily or as prescribed by the physician according to the condition.

Classical Indications

Arsha Roga (Piles), Vata kaphaja grahani (IBS), Shwasa (Dyspnoea), Kasa (cough), kshaya Roga (Tuberculosis), Pleeha vridhi (Spleen enlargement), Shaleepada (filariasis), Shoth (swelling), Bhagandar (fistula in ano), Greying of hairs, Aphrodisiac, Tonic for mind, Rasayan (Rejuvenator).

Side Effects

There is no side effect of this classical formulation if taken in the prescribed form. So take it under the prescribed form by the physician.

Ancient Reference

Conclusion

Suran vatak is an ayurvedic classical formulation which is mainly indicated in arsha roga (piles). It is mentioned in sharangadhara samhita/Madhyama khanda/ch-7/Shlok No-28-33. Here in this study we explained all about suran vatak, how it is prepared, what are the ingredients used in this classical formulation. As we read earlier that it is best in curing piles also along with that it helps in alleviating other conditions also like high blood pressure, cough, diabetes, urinary problems, chronic respiratory conditions, vitiated gut health and curing IBS, IBD and constipation.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Ayurvedic Treatment For Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Abstract

CRPS or Complex regional pain syndrome is a condition where chronic pain usually affects the leg or arm of a person. This syndrome generally develops after a surgery, injury, heart attack or stroke. Initial injury and the pain developed after it is out of proportion. CRPS is not a common condition and the cause behind it is generally not known. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve the prognosis. Remission can be seen in such cases after improvement. As this is a rare condition hence you might not be able to get proper information about it at one place. Hence this article is all about CRPS and its Ayurvedic management and treatment.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Introduction

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome is the other name given to Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). In this condition there occurs a chronic pain at specific location due to the high nerve impulses level sent to that affected part. Dysfunction in the peripheral nervous system or central nervous system is thought to be the cause of it. People between the age of 20-35 years are more commonly affected by CRPS. This syndrome is rare in elderly people and children. Men are less often affected by it than women.

Ayurvedic Aspect Of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

As per Ayurveda the CRPS is caused due to the imbalance of Vata dosha or also known as Vata vyadhi. Neuromuscular or neurological disorders like CRPS are correlated with Vata vyadhi. Vitiation of Vata dosha results in numbness, pain and weakness.

Signs And Symptoms Of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Length and severity of the symptoms of the CRPS may vary in different people. However one common symptom of CRPS is chronic, intense and continuous pain in particular, which keeps on getting worse and does not get better with time. If the triggering factor is injury which means the CRPS have started after an injury then the pain occurring is out of proportion with the degree of injury. For example if the injury is only on the toe or finger, the pain may spread to the whole leg or arm. In extreme cases this pain may even spread to the other opposite extremity. There are some other signs and symptoms that can be found in CRPS like:

  • Pain is of burning character
  • Cold or touch sensitivity
  • Affected joints become swollen and stiff
  • Ability of moving affected part is decrease with motor disability
  • Changes in hair or nail growth pattern like either there is no growth of hair or the growth is rapid
  • Changes in skin, like temperature of the skin is affected. Skin of one hand is colder or warmer than the other hand. Color of skin also may become pale, blotchy, red or purple. There are also changes in texture making skin thin and shiny. Sometimes there is too much sweating on the skin.

Causes Of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Usually the cause of CRPS is not clear or known. It is unlikely to be caused by a single cause and there are multiple causes which result in signs and symptoms of CRPS. There are many theories like sensitivity to a group of nervous system messengers, i.e. catecholamines of the affected body part become high. Whereas when the CRPS is triggered by injury then the cause is said to be an autoimmune reaction of the body resulting in an inflammatory response causing warmth, redness and swelling of the area affected. Other than injury CRPS can be triggered by infection, stroke, heart attack, cancer, pressure on a nerve or neck problems.

Diagnosis Of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

No specific test can diagnose the CRPS however certain tests are used to rule out other similar symptoms causing conditions. Changes in blood circulation and bone can be identified by triple-phase bone scans. Your doctor will take case history and may also use a heat, cold, touch stimulus to check whether the pain is in a particular area. Initially the symptoms are mild or few, it is difficult to confirm the diagnosis of CRPS. However the presence of a triggering factor, signs and symptoms and absence of any other probable cause will help in confirming it.

Treatment Of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

As CRPS is generally considered to be incurable hence the conventional treatment given for it includes physical therapy, psychotherapy, medicines like narcotics, topical analgesics, corticosteroids, antidepressants, antiseizure drugs and osteoporosis medicines. Other treatment measures include sympathetic nerve blocks, surgical sympathectomy, spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal medicines.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

As there is vitiation of Vata dosha in Complex regional pain syndrome, hence the Ayurvedic treatment is given to restore the balance of Vata dosha and eventually health. This can be done by different Ayurvedic measures like svedam (fermentation), abhyanga (oil massage), pain relieving lepa and Ayurvedic remedies to restore balance of Vata.

Herbal Remedies For Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned herbal company and store which deals with production of herbal and natural remedies and products as well as further their application for the treatment of patients by experienced Ayurvedic doctors. All these remedies are purely herbal and vegetarian and free from chemicals, preservatives, additives, dye, colors, fillers or yeast. For CRPS Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies.

Products List

  1. Ashwagandha Capsule
  2. Musli Strength
  3. Rumogin 5 Capsule
  4. Yograj Guggul
  5. Nourish-Maxx Powder
Ayurvedic Treatment For CRPS

Products Description

1. Ashwagandha Capsule

These Ayurvedic capsules are prepared using a single medicinal herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in standardized form. Ashwagandha capsules help in preventing injuries to muscles, strengthen them and treat overall weakness.

Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice after meals with plain water.

2. Musli Strength Capsules

Musli strength capsules give strength to the muscles and help in their healthy functioning. These capsules are prepared using two medicinal herbs, Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris).

Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plan water.

3. Rumogin 5 Capsule

These capsules are made using herbs like Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Haridra (Curcuma longa), and Maricha (Piper nigrum). Rumogin 5 capsules help in promoting healthy muscles and bones, and strengthen them.

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

4. Yograj Guggul

Yograj guggul is composed of guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Pippali (Piper longum), chitraka, Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum), (Plumbago zeylanica), Ardraka (Zingiber officinale), Mustaka (Citrus rotundus), etc. These Ayurvedic tablets help in strengthening bones and muscles, prevent damage to them and help in treating injury caused to them.

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

5. Nourish-Maxx Powder

It is prepared using Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). As the name suggests Nourish Maxx powder nourishes the whole body and aids healing.

Dosage: Take 1 teaspoon twice daily with normal water.

Conclusion

It can be difficult diagnosing and treating CRPS but early diagnosis with proper observation and correct treatment can improve the prognosis of the condition.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Natural Ways to Detox and Boost Your Immunity

Detoxification And Immunity

There are numerous toxins all around us to which we are exposed on a daily basis like lead, biphenyls, polychlorinated, fluoride, chlorine, cyanide, pesticides, formaldehyde, antibiotics, steroids, copper, ethanol, mercury, dioxins and ethanol. Toxins are in the exhaust of your car that you drive, chemicals used in the daily household work to clean your home, in environment pollution and drink and food that you take. These toxins are everywhere around us and it is almost impossible to avoid exposure.

All of these toxins negatively affect your health and immune system. Although when you are healthy and your immune system is strong, these toxins are removed automatically from your body with the help of the natural detoxification system of your body. But when there is excessive accumulation of these toxins, it causes weakened immunity and natural detoxification also doesn't work properly. Hence when the body is not detoxified, your immunity is low and which makes you more vulnerable to illnesses. There are certain signs of toxicity which means toxins have been accumulated in your body and you need a detoxification like catching frequent cold and flu, overall sluggishness or fatigue, headaches, digestive troubles, pain in joints, hives or rashes and toxicity can even affect your mental health causing depression and anxiety.

Detoxification and Immunity

However you don't need to worry as luckily there are many simple ways which can help in flushing these toxins out of your body and boost your immunity eventually. Let's get to know about some of them:

  1. Eat wisely - You should be very well aware and cautious about the source of food, type of food you eat. You must avoid any kind of processed and packaged food instead must get your food from natural and fresh sources. Your diet should include about 50% of vegetables in your daily diet as they are rich in fiber and phytochemicals. Also minimize intake of red meat, take organic products over conventional ones.
  2. Immune booster and detoxifying herbs - There are various herbs which can help in natural detoxification of your body and boost your immunity. Gotu Kola helps in improving memory, enhancing mood and promoting anti inflammatory response. It also helps in relieving stress, supporting circulation and balancing hormones. Turmeric helps in detoxification of the body owing to its antioxidant property and anti inflammatory property. Another helpful herb can be shilajit, as it gives body strength and longevity. This herb also boosts immunity as it possesses antioxidant, antiviral and anti inflammatory properties.
  3. Drink filter water - As normal tap water contains many pollutants hence you must drink filtered water. Also remember to change your filters timely.
  4. Less chemically loaded cleaners - While buying household cleaning products you must keep in mind that they should not be very much chemical loaded which harm your health more than microbes that you want to clean off with them.
  5. Get outdoors - Going outdoors is not only good for your mental health but physical health as well as outdoor air is much cleaner than indoor. As outdoor air contains less carbon dioxide than air in your home or room which affects your sleep and productivity. Try to visit a park or forest once in a while as the air there is full of organic compounds and phytoncides that is emitted by plants and trees and helps in boosting your immune system. Open spaces, forests and open water sources are full of negative ions that help in reducing inflammation in the body.
  6. Bring in natural plants - Plants purifies the air naturally hence bringing some of them inside your home can help in cleaning the air inside. There are certain plants which are much more efficient in purifying air like Areca palm, bamboo palm, lady palm, ficus, rubber plant, dracaena, English ivy, peace lily, boston fern and dwarf date palm.
  7. Stay active - As we have seen during the days of complete lockdown the air pollution has come down to much lower level as most of us were staying inside and not driving our vehicles. You should try to walk and cover smaller distances instead of taking your car or motorbike, this will not only reduce the air pollution but also help in keeping you physically active, which is very important. Staying physically active oxygenates your tissues, improves circulation, and enhances the lymphatic system work. All of these actions synergistically help in clearing the toxins from the body. Detoxification and immunity have a very ancient connection with Ayurveda. As detoxification has been done in Ayurveda to enhance immunity for thousands of years. It is not a new trend but an ancient practice which has now become much more popular. Ayurveda follows individualization protocols that help in meeting the unique demands of different bodies. In Ayurveda prevention of health and boosting of immunity includes maintenance of balance of the tridosha, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha with the help of Dinacharya (daily regimen) and Ritucharya (seasonal regimen). There are many benefits of Ayurvedic cleansing and detoxification, like:
    • As it is individualized, i.e. personalized as per the needs of the body, Ayurvedic cleanses are very effective.
    • Ayurvedic cleanse is natural and holistic in nature which helps in enhancing the health of all aspects of the body, i.e. mental, physical, spiritual and emotional.
    • There are three stages in Ayurvedic detoxification, i.e. pre cleanse, actual cleanse and last post cleanse rejuvenation or Rasayana that boosts the immunity.
    • Ayurvedic cleanse is a gradual process and is not a quick fix as extreme and quick fixes can be good for some time only and later on they can cause muscular weakness, disturbed digestion, compromised immunity and degeneration.

Hence, you must have understood till now that the body is meant to heal naturally but taking the wrong diet, improper lifestyle and external environment can alter this. So if you must follow the above given self help tips and if you are feeling the signs and symptoms of toxicity, contact an Ayurvedic physician and go for detoxification to boost your immunity in a very healthy way. Take a healthy diet, follow a balanced lifestyle and you'll see the difference.

Healthy Drinks For Refreshing And Cool Summer

Abstract

Summer is the upcoming season. In ayurveda, all seasonal life styles and ayurvedic diet plan is explained by the aacharya. A year is divided into two kaals. Adaan kaal (Uttarayana) and Visarga kaal (dakshinayana). Each season lasts for 2 months. Each kaals mainly consists of three ritus. Adaan kaal consists of shishir ritu (winter season), vasant ritu (spring season) and grishma ritu (summer season). Visarga kaal consists of varsha ritu (rainy season), sharad ritu(autumn season) and hemant ritu (pre-winter in season). In adaan kaal – the sun and the wind are very powerful. During this time the energy level is very low. So we have to take drinks that boost our energy. Now we will discuss the various drinks and smoothies that should be given to individuals according to the dosha. Now the summer season has come. We have to face various problems like lethargy, loss of energy in the body. Let's start!

Healthy drinks for refreshing and cool summer

Introduction

Now the summer season has come. In the summer season, we are so excited to play and travel in hilly areas. With this we also have to take care of our body because during this season there is a loss of energy and also a decrease in the diet of individuals. During this time there is a loss of water and electrolyte from the body so we have to take care regarding the fluid loss in our body. So we have to drink adequate water the whole day.

Adaan Kaal

During this time the sun wards off all the energy from the individual body and the sun also wards off the cooling qualities of earth. Therefore there is a loss of strength from the body. So the individual feels lethargic and exhausted the whole time.

Grishma Ritycharya (Summer Season)-

It mainly starts from mid may to mid july. This season is extremely hot and the environment is prevalent with unhealthy air. During this season all the rivers and lakes are dried up. All the plants are liveless and all the strength of the individual becomes weakened. During this time there is a deposition of the vataj dosha in the body but the kapha dosha is quite relaxed during the season. Agni of the individual person remains in the mild condition. During this season we have to avoid lavan rasa, katu rasa and usna foods. At this time we have to balance the vata dosha because as we said already that during this season, there is a deposition of vata dosha.

Diet Routine During Summer Season

At this time light processed food should be taken. In ayurveda, it is said that during summer season – madhur (sweet) snigdha (unctuous) sheeta (cool) and drava (fluid) rich food should be taken. During this season, drinking lots of water and different fruit juices like cola water, mango, buttermilk etc. At the time of sleep you should have milk with sugar. At last lavana and food with katu rasa (sharp) amla rasa (acrid) and usna nourishments are evaded.

Life Style Followed In Summer Season

  • During the season, you have to keep remaining in the cooling spots like river areas, water parks etc.
  • Applying the sandalwood and all other aromatics pastes all over the body to keep yourself calm.
  • Wearing light clothes and take sleep at the day time which is useful for individual health. Take a night sleep in the fresh air.
  • AVOIDANCE of Excessive workout, alcohol intake and sexual intercourse should be avoided.

Intake Of Fluids Accordings To Dosha And Prakriti

In ayurveda mainly three types of dosha and prakriti are explained as we know there are three types of the dosha is – vata pitta and kapha. Prakriti is also of three types – ekdoshaja, dwidoshaja and samdoshaja -

1. Vata Dosha

In ayurveda it is correlated with free space in the body. Vata dosha is predominant at the time of old ages (after 60 years) It links with the movements and change. It is predominantly correlated with the nervous system, controlling breathing and with the blinking of the eyes. People who have -dominant vata dosha individual are more energetic, creative and flexible. They have fine hair and dry skin. Vataj people easily change their moods. Their emotions include anxiety, fear and nervousness. They are mentally active and quick talkative. Vataj people have complaints of mostly joint pain.

Vata Diet

Vataj individuals should take a diet which increases the kapha qualities like heaviness and smoothness because it balances the coldness and lightness of vataj gunas. In ayurveda, individuals have moist and heavy goods that digest easily.

Juice And Smoothies Recommended For Vataj Individual

  1. Banana with fresh lemon juice and cilantro.
  2. Green mango juices with lime pepper and salts.
  3. Fresh juice of the seasonal fruits like mango, grapes, cucumber and beet roots.
  4. Spicy green lassi
  5. Watermelon juice.
  6. Papaya shake and juice.

2. Pitta Dosha

This dosha is prominent at adults age (30 - 60YEARS). It is a bodily energy that mainly comprises fire with some water. It helps to regulate digestion of food and it also links with immunity, body metabolism and the body temperature. Pitta also associates with transformation and activity. It is said to be oily, intense and sharp.

Juice And Smoothies For The Pitta Dosha Person

  1. Fresh juice of apple, pomegranate, plum, red grapes and aloe vera.
  2. Watermelon and lime
  3. Cucumber and coconut juice
  4. Sugarcane juice

3. Kapha Dosha

It mainly contains water and earth in its composition. It provides stability in the body and moisturizes the skin and it heals the wound. It also had links to the lubrication and structure.

Juice For Kapha Individual

  1. Juice of the apple, cranberries, blueberries, pear, cucumber etc.
  2. Peppermint cocoa shake
  3. Orange juice
  4. Mint berry juice
  5. Peach and strawberry juice

In ayurveda it is important to balance the dosha in the body that will maximize the positive effect in the body. If there is imbalance in the dosha then it causes a negative effect in our body. When all dosha are in the same proportion then it is known as sam dosha prakriti.

Conclusion

Summer is a season of happiness and joy. During this season the temperature is so warm. So we have to take care regarding this. During this time individuals have to take more fluid orally. Here we explain the intake of fluid according to dosha and keep yourself fresh and calm. In summer every individual feels lethargy and exhausted the whole time. To prevent this you have to take a light diet which can be easily digested. During this our digestion fire becomes mild or weak. So we have to take more oral tests. We have to spend more time in cool and calm areas like gardens, water parks, and hilly areas to keep ourselves fresh. In summer our energy level is very low so we have to boost our energy by taking fresh juice, fruits, and smoothies which are good for our health and prevent our body from fluid and electrolyte loss. So we have to follow ayurveda in our day to day life. It makes our body healthy and free from various diseases.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Ayurvedic Aspect On Cervical Dystonia

Abstract

Cervical Dystonia, whenever we hear such terms, our first reaction is to know about what exactly it means? Is it dangerous? Is there any treatment for this disorder? And if you are here then yes! You'll get all the information you're looking for. First of all, we must know about the region where the problem occurs. This disorder is related to the muscles of the neck region. Dystonia basically refers to abnormal posture or position of muscle. Here, the cervical is related to the neck. In this article we will get to know in detail about Cervical Dystonia and its treatment with ayurveda. So let's have a look!

Cervical Dystonia

Introduction

Cervical Dystonia is a neurological disorder caused due to the brain sending abnormal signals to muscle, which causes abnormal contraction of the neck. It is identified by involuntary muscle contraction. It causes abnormal twisting of the head and neck to one particular side. It is commonly of focal base i.e. one sided. "Spasmodic Torticollis" is synonym of cervical dystonia. "Torticollis" itself defines very clearly – "Torti - twisted" & "Collis - neck"

In this disorder posture of neck may be either:

  • Tonic - Stiffness of muscle with head turned right or left.
  • Clonic - Twitching or jerking of muscle.
  • Tremulous - Shaking or trembling of muscle.

The movement can be intermittent, spasmodic or constant. Sometimes jerking motions of the head also occur. If you are suffering from any kind of stress and lately suffering from any kind of emotional issues it can add to your problem. Symptoms start appearing gradually, become severe and sometimes they go away but most of the time these persists.

The involuntary muscle contraction causes your head to twist in a various different directions, mentioned below:-

  • Chin towards shoulder
  • Ear towards shoulder
  • Chin straight up
  • Chin straight down

Signs and symptoms of Cervical Dystonia

The major and challenging symptom is pain and discomfort due to disturbed posture of the neck. Pain starts gradually at first, if treatment isn't taken properly then it may get worse later.

Patients could be suffering from tremors or jerking motion of head, twisting of the head & chin sideways; head uncontrollably tilt forward or backward.

Other symptoms appear listed below:

  • Headache
  • Neck pain radiates to shoulder
  • Hand tremors
  • A raised shoulder
  • Involuntary blinking of eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Cramps in legs
  • Difficulty in speech

Causes of Cervical Dystonia

Cervical Dystonia can occur at any age but usually it occurs in middle age. As a comparative study suggests women get easily affected as compared to men. Patients affected by Cervical Dystonia can be classified on the basis of etiology into two groups:

  • Primary Cervical Dystonia: Idiopathic – either genetic or sporadic (cause not known). Due to mutation in genes this can occur as it causes chemical imbalance that leads to induce abnormal signal by the brain towards the muscle.
  • Secondary Cervical Dystonia: Acquired or symptomatic.

It could be caused:

  • Due to exposure to certain kinds of medication.
  • Any kind of injury to the head, neck and shoulder.
  • Stroke
  • Neurological disorder
  • Environmental or emotional damage to the brain.
  • Poisoning due carbon monoxide or lead.

Factors affecting the disease

Risk factors for Cervical Dystonia include the following:

  • Age: Mainly middle aged people get affected. If any young person is getting affected he/she could get investigated as soon as possible.
  • Sex: Women get easily affected as compares to men.
  • Family history: If a close family member had cervical dystonia or some other type of dystonia, possibly you are at risk of being affected by cervical dystonia.
  • Gene mutation: Having one mutated gene appears to be sufficient to cause the chemical imbalances that may lead to cervical dystonia.

Diagnosis

Cervical Dystonia is generally diagnosed by the symptoms appearing with respect to doctor's evaluation.

Treatment

The treatment of cervical dystonia:

  • Physical techniques like physiotherapies or other sources.
  • Some specific kind of drugs and injections to relieve tension and pain in the muscle.

In ayurvedic perspective

Cervical dystonia can be compared to Manya Stambh in ayurveda. Manya Stambh is described as stiffness in the neck region and according to ayurveda it is also considered that "vata" is also responsible for this condition. Imbalance of vata can cause twitches, tremors and spasms.

Herbal Remedies for Cervical Dystonia by Planet Ayurveda

Planet ayurveda is a globally recognized firm practicing the ancient and traditional system of medicine of India- ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda provides best herbal remedies to the patient as it extracts pure raw material from best quality herbs and makes 100% genuine products with no side effects and they do not contain any artificial flavors. They provide rapid and satisfactory results. Planet Ayurveda gives the best overall result since 20 years. Planet ayurveda provides effective remedies such as Ashwagandha capsules, Brahmi Capsules, Boswellia Curcumin, Yograj Guggal, Aamvatantak Churna, Giloy Capsule for ayurvedic treatment of cervical dystonia.

Products List

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Brahmi Capsule
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Yograj Guggul
  5. Aamvatantak Churna
  6. Giloy Capsules
Ayurvedic Treatment For Cervical Dystonia

Products Description

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

These capsules are the best dietary supplement for maintaining health and wellbeing. These capsules contain Ashwagandha (withania somnifera). Ashwagandha capsules give strength to neck muscles and relieve the tension of muscles and calm down the system. It is a nerve tonic as well as enhances mental stamina. It is the best herb for balancing Vata in the body.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, after a meal.

2. Brahmi Capsule

These capsules help to support a healthy mind. These capsules contain standardized extract of Bacopa Monnieri (Brahmi) that gives effective results in neurological disorders. Brahmi is a very effective herb for pacification of Vata Dosha which is the root cause of cervical dystonia.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, after a meal.

3. Boswellia Curcumin

These capsules help to support the overall health of the individuals. These are best used as anti-inflammatory drugs and brain edema. These also help to maintain the health of the bones and joints of the individuals. These act as a pain reliever. These also help to pacify the Vata Dosha. These capsules contains Shallaki (Boswellia Serrata) and Curcumin (curcuma longa)

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, after a meal.

4. Yograj Guggul

Yograj Guggul is available in tablet form. These tablets are used to treat this painful disorder to a huge extent and provide support to various organs of the body. It helps to maintain a balance between the Vata energy of the body. These tablets contains long pepper (piper nigrum), Tejpata (cinnamomum tamala), Talispatra (Abies webbiana), coriander (Coriandrum sativum), Ginger (zingiber officinale) etc and other various herbs.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water.

5. Aamvatantak Churna

This herbal powder helps to maintain the digestive system. It also helps in managing the "Ama" Dosha of the body. These are perfectly natural and vegetarian in nature. This churna pacifies Vata effectively. This churna contains Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Methi (Trigonella foenumgraecum), and Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), among various other herbs.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily after meal with plain water or aloe vera juice.

6. Giloy Capsules

These capsules help in maintaining the overall health of the individuals. Giloy has a property of anti-inflammatory, blood purifier, digestive and anti- arthritis. These are purely natural and vegetarian in nature. These capsules help in supporting a healthy immune system. Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) is the ingredient herb of these capsules.

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

Conclusion

The Ayurvedic principles consider that "Vata" is the causative factor behind all the types of diseases. As we discuss the imbalance of Vata Dosha causes the stiffness of muscle and other factors unbalancing the body so Ayurvedic treatment is very reliable for patients as ayurvedic medicines are capable of balancing the Vata Dosha and helps in maintaining the overall health of individuals. Ayurvedic medicines are purely natural and high qualities of herbs are used to prepare the medicine. Ayurvedic treatment is a safe and natural process to manage health.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Suvarna Basant Malti Ras - Ingredients, Method Of Preparation & Uses

Introduction

The medicine which is best used to treat chronic fever which is not treated by any other medication is suvarna basant malti ras. This medication is a classical combination of herbs and minerals which can treat many diseases as it has gold and other ingredients in it. It is a strong formulation which acts fast due to the rasaushadhi in it. It is also helpful in treating auto-immune disorders as it modulates the immune system.

Ingredients Used in Suvarna Basant Malti Ras

Following are the ingredients which are in this formulation:

  1. Swarna bhasma (Gold calx)
  2. Mukta bhasma (Pearl calx)
  3. Darada (Purified Cinnabar)
  4. Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  5. Kharpara (Zinc ore)
  6. Parada (Purified mercury)
  7. Gandhak (Purified and processed sulfur)
  8. Trikatu (Piper nigrum, piper longum, Zingiber officinalis)
  9. Tamra bhasma (Copper calx)
  10. Ayas bhasma (Iron calx)
  11. Kantakari ras (Solanum xanthocarpum)
  12. Dhattura (Datura metel)
  13. Katuki ras (Picrorhiza kurroa)

Description Of Ingredients

All the ingredients in it have many medicinal properties mentioned below:

1. Swarna bhasma

Purified gold is used for making this formulation, It acts as an antitoxin, immunomodulatory, and has antimicrobial or antiviral effects. Taste of the gold calx is sweet and astringent, also it is light to digest, unctuous or smooth in nature. Potency of the gold is cold with a sweet taste after digestion. It is the best Immunomodulatory medicine and helps in balancing all the three doshas of the body with the rejuvenating effect on the body.

2. Mukta bhasma

It is made from the pearl and is helpful in reducing the excessive burning or heat from the body, and also has a cooling effect on the body and digestive system. Helps in balancing the pitta and rakta dosha from the body so can be used in conditions like raktapitta, acidity, burning sensation etc. It has some amount of calcium in it so it is also used for people having low levels of calcium and bone disorders.

3. Darada

It is the compound of mercury and sulfur, with bitter, astringent and pungent taste. It helps in calming down the kapha and pitta dosha from the body. It helps in improving digestion and also helps in tissue growth and rejuvenation. It is very good for treating nausea, skin diseases, fever, jaundice or splenomegaly. It helps in digesting the ama dosha from the body so it removes toxins.

4. Maricha

Maricha is pungent to taste, digested easily as it is light to digest, strong and piercing in nature also sookshma properties due to which it enters the minute channels of the body. Helps in improving the taste and relieving anorexia. It helps in decreasing the sputum production and acts as a deepan pachan agent. It is used in the treatment of recurrent fever. Due to its scraping effect it helps in cleaning the intestines. Peppercorns are used for making this formulation.

5. Kharpara

It is coolant and pungent in taste, can be used for the treatment of eye disorders, anemia, diabetes, cough, sweating and non-healing wounds etc. it can be indicated in conditions such as hair fall, zinc deficiency, diarrhea, to boost the immune system. Zinc helps in balancing the kapha and pitta dosha from the body. It is good for strengthening lungs and the immune system.

6. Parada

Purified mercury is known as the parad, It is the most important mineral in the ras shastra. It is known as the king of the rasas. It has all the 6 tastes and helps in maintaining the balance of all the 3 doshas in the body. It strengthens the body, has a rejuvenating effect and it is known to have miraculous benefits in ayurveda when used regularly. It has been mentioned that regularly consuming mercury can make a man immortal.

7. Gandhak

It is the best uparasa available in the ayurveda as it has a pungent, bitter and astringent taste with flowy properties. Potency of the gandhak is hot and is helpful in digesting the ama dosha from the blood and purifies blood and it also acts as a rasayan (Rejuvenating agent). It is helpful in detoxifying blood so can be used in many skin conditions and auto-immune disorders also.

8. Trikatu

It is a mixture of black pepper, long pepper and ginger. These herbs in combination have been proven to have liver protection activity, have a deepana (Carminative) and pachana (Digesting) activity. It increases the pitta dosha and balances kapha dosha. It relieves anorexia, useful in ama pachan, it is good for treating respiratory tract disorders.

9. Tamra bhasma

It is bitter, astringent, pungent and sweet in taste. Resultant taste conversion after digestion is also sweet. It has mobile action, light in digestion, and has a scraping effect on the body. It can be used for the following disorders such as obesity, worm infestation, healing of wounds, pain after digestion, disorders of spleen and liver, piles, IBS etc.

10. Loh bhasma

It is bitter, sweet and astringent in taste, cool in potency, flowy, heavy to digest and drying in nature. It has a drying effect on the body, increases strength, nourishes the body, Stops aging, increases intelligence and also helps in treating anemia. It is good for balancing all the three doshas from the body. It helps in relieving the body from the accumulated pitta dosha from the hands, feet and intestines.

11. Kantakari

It is bitter, pungent in taste. Light to digest with drying in nature and piercing in nature. It undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion and also has a hot potency. It is helpful in balancing the kapha and vata dosha while simultaneously increasing pitta dosha. It is really good for the treatment of respiratory tract disorders.

12. Dhatura

It is a toxic plant but when used in limited quantity and purified form it will have therapeutic properties. It has light and dry properties with bitter and pungent in taste. Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion and it is of hot potency. It helps in balancing the vata and kapha dosha from the body. It is good for treating chronic respiratory disorders and its application is useful in relieving fever.

13. Kutki

It is bitter in taste, and has a pungent taste conversion after digestion. It is light to digest and is drying in nature. Potency of kutki is cold which helps in balancing the kapha and pitta dosha. It has a great use in treating liver disorders hence improves digestion, due to its coolant nature it will help in treating bleeding disorders. It helps in treating the fever originating from pitta and kapha dosha.

Method Of Preparation

Following method of preparation is used for making this formulation:

  1. All the bhasma ad herbs are taken and grinded to form fine powder.
  2. This mixture of powder is ground with the juice extract of kantakari rasa, dhaturra rasa, katuki rasa one by one.
  3. This mixture is made into paste form and rolled into pills.

Medicinal Properties

It has the following medicinal properties:

  1. It has rejuvenating properties
  2. Has an antipyretic properties
  3. It is aphrodisiac
  4. Analgesic
  5. Anti-inflammatory
  6. It is a very good antitoxin
  7. It can cause modulations in immune system
  8. It is a good nerve tonic
  9. It has a neuroprotective action
  10. It has a cardioprotective action
  11. Has hepatoprotective action
  12. It is a powerful antioxidant as it reduce the oxidative stress of a person
  13. It helps in treating paralysis
  14. It helps in digesting ama dosha from the body
  15. Acts as antitussive
  16. Acts as an expectorant
  17. Nourishes the body
  18. Increases red blood cells

Dosha Karma

It helps in balancing the vata and kapha dosha

  1. Taste - Pungent and sour
  2. Smell - Rasayan gandhi
  3. Color - Reddish

Dosage

It can be taken in the dose of 1-2 tablets in a day or as recommended by ayurvedic doctor

Classical Indications

According to bhaishajya ratnavali it can treat conditions such as:

  1. Chronic fever
  2. Intermittent fever
  3. Cough
  4. Cold
  5. Dyspnoea
  6. Tuberculosis
  7. Emaciation

Indications

This medicine can be indicated to treat chronic fever, cough, cold, tuberculosis, emaciation, typhoid, chronic fever, malaria, bleeding disorders, generalized weakness, Anemia. It is effective in treating disorders related to the lymphatic system, spleen and liver disorders, diseases of the uterus mainly infections of the uterus. It can also be used to treat goiter.

Suvarna Basant Malti Ras

Side Effects

  • It does not have any side effects known for now but if used in purified form it can cause nausea, vomiting, gastritis etc.
  • Always use after consulting an expert ayurvedic doctor.

Conclusion

This is a medication which is made from gold calx with other ingredients, it helps in maintaining the health of a person and is also good for treating conditions such as chronic fever, general debility, TB etc. medicine is provided by the Planet ayurveda and is really effective as all the ingredients in it are pure and authentic. All the ingredients are purified and processed to give the best results.

Note :- This is pure classical Ayurvedic medicine and should be strictly consumed only after prescription of an Ayurvedic doctor and to be taken under medical supervision only.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Swarn Makshik Bhasma - Ingredients, Method Of Preparation & Uses

Introduction

Swarna makshik is made from a mixture of copper and iron ore. Both the elements are very necessary for the body functions like formation of blood cells, keeping nerves and the immune system healthy. These both elements in combination are very beneficial for the body as copper helps in better absorption of iron. It is used in bhasma form which is purified and processed so that it is easily absorbed by the body. It can be used in many disorders which we will mention below.

Ingredients Used in Swarn Makshik Bhasma

IIt has the following ingredients which are mentioned below:-

  1. Shuddha makshik (Chalcopyrite)
  2. Hingul (Compound of sulfur and mercury)
  3. Lemon (Citrus limon)

Ref. Ayurvedic Text - [ Rastarangini 11/23-25 ]

Description Of Ingredients

All the ingredients have special medicinal properties which are mentioned below:

1. Shuddha makshik

It is sweet in taste, bitter and astringent in taste and has a hot property so it can help in pacifying the vata dosha. It is light to digest and can travel in the minute channels of the body so it will act as a catalyst for other medications or food for the easy transportation and absorption which increases the immunity and strength of the body. This bhasma has a rasayan effect which causes cell rejuvenation so it can be used when there is depletion of the body tissue due to tuberculosis, weight loss etc.

2. Hingul

Combination of mercury with sulfur which is known as the hingul and it can be converted in the powder form as pure mercury is in the liquid form. It is yogavahi, which means it is able to go into the minute channels of the body and acts as a catalyst for other medications and herbs. It is helpful in digesting the aama dosha of the body which is also known as the toxins of the digestive system which are transported to the other parts of the body.

3. Lemon

It is sour in taste and hot in potency. As it is light to digest it will increase the absorption of the other ingredients. It is helpful in relieving the excessive accumulation of kapha in the stomach, excessive thirst, treats ama dosha and bad breath. Helps in promoting digestion and relieves bad breath.

Method Of Preparation

Following method of preparation is used for making this formulation:

  1. Hingul and pure swarn makshik is mixed.
  2. This mixture is than grounded with the lemon juice.
  3. Cakes of this mixture are made and heated in a furnace without.
  4. air.

Medicinal Properties

It has the following medicinal properties which are mentioned below:

  1. It increases the levels of Hemoglobin
  2. Decreases inflammation
  3. Helps in formation of RBC
  4. Acts as an Antacid
  5. Anti-depressant
  6. Helps in reducing fever

Dosha Karma

It helps in pacifying all the three doshas of the body but mainly helps in pacifying the pitta dosha and then kapha dosha.

Dosage

It can be taken in the dose of 125 mg to 375 mg per day.

Classical Indications

Classically it can be indicated in:

  1. Prameha
  2. Emaciation
  3. Low digestive fire
  4. Anemia
  5. Bleeding disorders
  6. Vertigo
  7. Fever with chills
  8. Spleenomegaly

Indications

It can be indicated in many conditions related to heart and blood such as anemia, palpitations and high blood pressure. Calms the mind so treats conditions such as Insomnia, headache, anxiety, headache, depression etc. It is very good for digestive health such as hyperacidity, chronic gastritis, heartburn, hepatitis, jaundice, mouth ulcer, nausea, vomiting, ulcerative colitis etc. women's health issues like white discharge, dysmenorrhea, Burning sensation of the body, low grade fever, Bleeding piles and itching.

Swarn Makshik Bhasma

Side Effects

It does not have any side effects in purified form but it should be taken under the guidance of an expert ayurvedic doctor.

Conclusion

Swarn makshik bhasma is a formulation which has been made from the compound of iron and copper and it can be used instead of gold as it also has therapeutic effects like gold but in low potency. It is provided by the planet ayurveda which has been passed through the quality check of the product to provide the 100% benefit of the medicine.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Ayurvedic Treatment Of Gustatory Rhinitis With Herbal Remedies

Abstract

Gustatory rhinitis is a condition in which a person gets sneezing or a runny nose after eating something spicy or hot. In this you get a nose inflammation but not of allergic origin. There is almost immediate discharge from the nose soon after a person eats the trigger food. Sneezing and watering of eyes is also present in some cases but without any itching or other symptoms of allergic rhinitis. There is no specific food which causes it and any food item can trigger this condition, however the hot and spicy foods are the most common culprits. Symptoms are usually relieved as soon you stop eating the particular food item. In this article you'll get to know all about gustatory rhinitis and its herbal treatment.

Gustatory Rhinitis

Introduction To Gustatory Rhinitis

Gustatory rhinitis is a non allergic rhinitis characterized by bilateral or unilateral rhinorrhea where there occurs watery nose and eyes after ingesting hot or spicy liquid or solid food. This usually begins immediately after eating the trigger food. In gustatory rhinitis there is no sneezing, pruritus, facial pain or nasal congestion. This is a non-immunological reaction and is caused due to trigeminal sensory nerve endings stimulations. Gustatory rhinitis can be of different types like post-traumatic stress disorder, age related, associated with cranial nerve neuropathy and postsurgical.

Ayurvedic Aspect Of Gustatory Rhinitis

Ayurveda is an Indian system of medicine according to which health is maintained by three doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha and any imbalance in these doshas lead to diseases or ailments. In gustatory rhinitis Pitta and Kapha doshas are vitiated predominantly, leading to the signs and symptoms of the condition.

Signs And Symptoms Of Gustatory Rhinitis

Signs and symptoms of gustatory rhinitis starts immediately after eating the trigger food and those are:

  • Watery or runny nose
  • Posnasal drip, i.e. dripping down of mucus in the back of throat
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose

Causes Of Gustatory Rhinitis

Rhinitis is generally used for the condition which results in swelling and inflammation of the nose. Usually the mucous membrane of the nose is swollen and inflamed. Generally the allergies are known to cause it but there are also different types of rhinitis which are caused due to exaggerated immune responses. These types of rhinitis are called non allergic rhinitis and usually the infection is caused here but in case of gustatory rhinitis the cause is an irritant food which triggers the immune reaction of the body. Any type of food can cause it but the most common one found to cause it are spicy and hot foods like curry, black pepper, chili powder, hot sauce, onions, and hot peppers.

Diagnosis Of Gustatory Rhinitis

As there are many conditions which can result in a runny nose, your doctor will enquire about the history of allergies and signs and symptoms. In diagnosis here it is necessary to rule out allergic rhinitis, or any kind of food allergy. Further your doctor can recommend certain allergy tests, like skin prick test or Immunoglobulin E (IgE) test.

Treatment For Gustatory Rhinitis

As gustatory rhinitis is non allergic in type, hence antihistamines are not given in this. Conventionally ipratropium bromide nasal spray is given to relieve the signs and symptoms. It is usually advised to spray one or two times in both the nostrils about an hour before taking trigger food. Also certain decongestants like Sudafed are given.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Gustatory Rhinitis

There are many herbs in nature which possess natural qualities to treat gustatory rhinitis effectively. These herbs are used to prepare herbal remedies which are then used for people suffering from ailment. These herbal remedies act by restoring the balancing of tridoshas and treating gustatory rhinitis naturally.

Herbal Remedies From Planet Ayurveda For Gustatory Rhinitis

Planet Ayurveda is very well known for the authentic and effective herbal remedies and products that are prepared using pure herbs. Quality of these herbs is evaluated with certain standardization products. Planet Ayurveda is a herbal pharmaceutical company that indulges in the production of herbal products and remedies that are further prescribed to patients as per ailments. These herbal remedies are free from any kind of chemicals, additives, preservatives, colors, additives, dye or yeast. This quality makes them more effective and safe than other similar remedies present in the market. All the herbal remedies are prepared under the strict supervision of expert MD Ayurveda doctors as per the Ayurvedic principles. For gustatory rhinitis, Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies.

Products List

  1. Aller-G Care
  2. Chitrak Haritaki
  3. Pitta Balance
Ayurvedic Treatment For Gustatory Rhinitis

Products Description

1. Aller-G Care

Herbs like Haridra (Curcuma longa), Shirish (Albizia lubbock), Neem (Azadirachta indica), and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) are used in the preparation of Aller-G care capsules. These capsules help in preventing inflammatory reaction and treat the symptoms like runny nose, sneezing and post nasal drip.

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

2. Chitrak Haritaki

It is a famous classical preparation of Ayurveda that is prepared used various herbs like Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Trikatu (Pepper, long pepper and ginger), Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia), Patra (Cinnamomum tamala), jaggery, honey etc. Chitrak haritaki helps in treating digestive as well as respiratory tract ailments, hence it is a best remedy to treat gustatory rhinitis.

Dosage: Take one teaspoon with milk after meal once a day.

3. Pitta Balance

As in gustatory rhinitis Pitta dosha is vitiated leading to the signs and symptoms. This herbal formulation pacifies the Pitta dosha and helps in treating gustatory rhinitis naturally. Pitta balance capsules are prepared using Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Tejaptra (Cinnamomum tamala) etc.

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

Conclusion

Gustatory rhinitis can seem to be a minor problem but getting triggered again and again with certain food substances can cause trouble and be problematic. Hence it is right to get it diagnosed correctly and treat it using the herbal remedies mentioned above.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Shwas Kuthar Ras - Ingredients, Method Of Preparation & Its Uses

INTRODUCTION

According to ayurveda breath is known as prana vayu which is really important as this vayu is responsible for performing various functions such as it is responsible for controlling functions related to brain, heart, chewing and swallowing of food, helps in process of salivation, sneezing and process of breathing. Breathing is the main function of pranavayu as breath is the synonym of prana and the medicine which is responsible for the treatment of all the breathing disorders and works wonders for the lungs in treating the disorders which are even chronic.

INGREDIENTS USED IN SHWAS KUTHAR RAS

Following are the ingredients in shwas kuthar ras:

  1. Shuddha Parada (Purified mercury)
  2. Shuddha Gandhak (Purified sulfur)
  3. Shuddha Vatsanabha (Purified Aconitum ferox)
  4. Tankan Bhasma (Borax calx)
  5. Manashila (Arsenic disulphide)
  6. Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis)
  7. Pippali (Piper longum)
  8. Maricha (Piper nigrum)

Ref. Ayurvedic Text - [ Ayurveda saar sangraha ]

DESCRIPTION OF INGREDIENTS

All the ingredients in this formulation have a special medicinal benefits which are mentioned below:-

  1. Shuddha parada - It is known as the rasendra raj i.e King of the minerals in ras shastra as it has many benefits on the body as it can be given in any type of disorders due to its yogavahi nature i.e it will help in better absorption of any medications or herbs with which it is administered. It has all the 6 tastes, and has a rejuvenating effect on the body. It helps in balancing all the doshas in the body, hot in potency with unctuous or oily in nature. It helps in clearing the channels of the body and also it will act as an expectorant.
  2. Shuddha gandhak - It is known as the purified sulfur and which is made from the purified sulfur which has pungent, bitter and astringent taste, flowy in nature so it is easy to transport in minute channels of the body, potency of sulfur if hot, Vipaka (Taste conversion after digestion is sweet. It helps in igniting the digestive fire due to hot potency, pungent and bitter taste will help in treating the infection and cleansing or detoxifying the blood. It has been said that there is no uprasa more efficacious than gandhak in rasashastra.
  3. Shuddha vatsanabha - It is a type of planet based poison but when used in purified form will have a therapeutic effect on the body. It has a sweet, pungent, bitter and astringent taste. Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion. Potency of the vatsnabh is hot and helps in balancing all the three doshas from the body. It is helpful in balancing vata and kapha dosha from the body, due to its bitter, pungent and astringent in taste it will act as a catalyst for the other herbs in it. Due to its piercing and teekshna nature it will help in treating cough.
  4. Tankan bhasma - Tankan bhasma is pungent in taste with hot in nature, which helps in balancing the vata dosha from the body. It is very useful in the treatment of productive cough, bronchitis, wheezing, asthma, congestion etc. Borax is purified and processed to form the tankan bhasma and is also very useful for scanty menstrual flow like or in the amenorrhea as it increases the menstrual flow.
  5. Manashila - It is pungent and astringent in nature. Hot in potency with unctuous in nature. Arsenic helps in balancing the kapha and pitta dosha from the body. It is very useful in conditions like cough, cold, bronchitis, asthma etc due to its hot potency. It is also very useful in skin infections such as syphilis, gout, herpes etc.
  6. Shunthi - Dried ginger is used for making this formulation. It is pungent in taste and hot in potency. Sunthi is light to digest drying in nature with strong and piercing properties. It undergoes sweet taste conversion after digestion and has a hot potency. As it balances kapha so it will be helpful in treating lung diseases. It is a very good appetizer and improves digestion.
  7. Pippali - It is also known as long pepper which helps in balancing the vata and kapha dosha from the body. Acharya charak has classified this herb in the following subgroups such as deepniya (Herbs improving digestion), kanthya (Herbs good for throat disorders), Asthapanopaga (Herbs useful in decoction enema), sheetprashmana (Herbs used to suppress cold, cough), kasahara (Herbs used to treat cough) etc. Due to the hot potency it will treat the respiratory disorders.
  8. Maricha - Maricha will act as a deepniya (Increases digestive fire), Shulaprashmana (Analgesic), krumi ghana (Anti parasitic). It has sharp properties and light to digest with the pungent taste. Marich is hot in potency. Maricha is the best herb to reverse the sluggishness of the pranavaha srotas (Respiratory channels) and also reduce the secretion of the mucus. It helps in opening the channels of the body so facilitates the action of all the ingredients of the chitrak haritaki i.e. it acts as a catalyst.

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Following method of preparation is used for making this formulation which is mentioned below:-

  1. First make the kajjali of parad and gandhak in mortar and pestle.
  2. After that add all other ingredients in it and mix them.
  3. Put little water in this mixture and mix it for some time until it achieves the consistency of a fine paste.
  4. Make tablets of 1-1 ratti and store it.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

This medicine posses certain medicinal properties which are mentioned below:

  1. It helps in digestion
  2. It helps in igniting the digestive fire
  3. It helps in anorexia
  4. It acts as an antitussive
  5. It acts as an expectorant
  6. Acts as an anti inflammatory

DOSHA KARMA

It helps in balancing the vata and kapha dosha from the body.

Dosage

It can be taken in the dose of 125-250 mg twice a day before or after the food.

CLASSICAL INDICATIONS

Classically this medicine is used both for ingesting and inhaling

  1. When inhaled it has the potential to wake a faint person, in the condition of epilepsy, hysteria etc.
  2. It is helpful in treating all types of kaas shwas i.e breathing difficulties or cough.
  3. Vataj-kapaj head diseases.
  4. Cold
  5. Swar bhed (Hoarseness of voice)
  6. Emaciation

INDICATIONS

This medicine can be indicated in disorders such as:

It is helpful in treating cough, cold, asthma, bronchitis, anorexia and indigestion. It is also helpful in treating the inflammation of the lungs. It can also be used for the treatment of hysteria, epilepsy or fainting. It is also a good rejuvenating agent so it helps in forming new tissues. It will improve the quality of voice so it helps in treating hoarseness. It will treat conditions like COPD, emphysema, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, cystic fibrosis, pleural effusion etc.

Shwas Kuthar Ras

SIDE EFFECTS

Usually it does not have any side effects but it should only be taken after consulting an expert ayurvedic doctor.

CONCLUSION

Shwas kuthar ras is a classical ayurvedic medicine which is really very effective for treating many respiratory conditions which can be acute or chronic also. This medicine comes in tablet form which is provided by planet ayurveda. Planet ayurveda's medicines are made from pure and authentic herbs also made under the guidance of expert ayurvedic doctors. To treat respiratory conditions, planet ayurveda's shwas kuthar ras is very effective.

Sphatika Bhasma - Ingredients, Method Of Preparation & Uses

Introduction

We have been using alum from our childhood for washing wounds or seen elders using it as an after shave. Sphatika is an ayurvedic mineral compound which has many medicinal properties when used in pure and purified form. In ayurveda alum is used in the form of sphatika bhasma.

Ingredients Used in Sphatika Bhasma

It has only one ingredient-

  1. Sphatika (Alum)

Ref. Ayurvedic Text - [ Ayurveda saar sangraha ]

Descriptions Of Ingredient

Following is the medicinal property of sphatika

1. Sphatika

It is astringent, bitter, sour and sweet in taste. Heavy to digest, also unctuous in nature and hot in potency.

Method Of Preparation

Following method of preparation is used for making this formulation:

  1. Sphatika is powdered and put in a pan.
  2. This pan is heated till sphatika gets soft and fluffy and all the water in it gets evaporated.

Medicinal Properties

It has the following medicinal properties:

  1. It is good for throat
  2. Good for hairs
  3. Anti-toxic
  4. Helps in healing of wounds
  5. Purifies blood
  6. Have scraping effect
  7. Absorbent
  8. Mucolytic
  9. Haemostatic
  10. Cleanses wounds

Dosha Karma

  • Dosha - It helps in balancing the vata and pitta dosha.
  • Rasa - Astringent, sweet and sour in taste.
  • Karma - Lekhana.

Classical Indications

Classically it has been indicated in the disorders related to the

  1. Skin disorders like shvitra
  2. Eye disorders
  3. Wounds
  4. Bleeding disorders
  5. Treats oral disorders

Indications

It can be indicated in disorders such as whooping cough, chest pain which is caused by pneumonia, bronchitis, vomiting related to tuberculosis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding piles, blood in vomiting, blood in stools, bleeding piles, menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, parasitic infections, malaria, wounds skin disorders, leucorrhea or the discharge from the ears.

Sphatika Bhasma

Side Effects

If taken by the prescription of an doctor it does not cause any side effects, But high dosages or long term use can cause:

  1. Mouth dryness
  2. Gastritis
  3. Ulcers
  4. Nausea and vomiting etc.

Conclusion

It is a very easily available medicine which is provided by planet Ayurveda made from the purest form of sphatika. It has immense benefits so it should be used by the people who are suffering from the above mentioned problems.planet ayurveda's sphatika bhasma is the best and most authentic.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Ayurvedic Treatment For Overactive Bladder With Herbal Remedies

When the bladder bursts…!

To be able to hold our pee is amazing. I mean, come on we all have immensely benefited from this imperium of ours. We all have at least once held our urge to urinate during important times. Things may or may not occur like this. But thankfully most of us are well equipped with the bladder control mechanism which makes it easy to live in a civilized environment. Have you ever thought about what it would be like if we lost this control over our bladder? Yes, such a vile condition exists and is known as overactive bladder (OAB). In OAB, a person loses their bladder control, leading to frequent urination, unable to hold the urge of urination for long, and sometimes an unexpected passage of urination without getting an initial urge (urgency incontinence).it is a condition that can immensely affect our social life and self-confidence. The key to cure lies in the accurate diagnosis of the primary cause. Some causes can be dealt with easily while others can be managed with the right measures.

Overactive Bladder

What are the chances of getting an overactive bladder?

The commonest cause of an OAB is psychological distress. When the mind is continuously under stress, it exhausts the body of its energy which sometimes leaves the body with no energy to gain power over its natural urges. You may have seen similar scenarios in you or people around you. People may experience temporary urine incontinence or loss of bowel control just before an exam or a job interview or anything that triggers panic in them. Not just stress but also chronic depression can eventually lead to physical exhaustion and in turn lead to loss of body control.

Many other causes can lead to the development of an overactive bladder. It includes weak pelvic muscles, nerve damage (due to herniated disc, radiation, pelvic or back surgery), some medications, beverages like alcohol and caffeine, estrogen deficiency after menopause, excess weight, and urinary tract infections. Food habits are also a major cause of concern for overactive bladder.

What are the problems faced by patients with overactive bladder (OAB)?

The symptoms of an overactive bladder include mainly urinary urgency and urge incontinence. Increased frequency of urination and nocturia also may manifest. However, the psychological distress encountered by the patient due to embarrassment must be addressed along with his/her physical condition. Psychological disturbances are a major concern in this disease. It's more nefarious than the physical conditions. Symptoms of the primary cause of OAB can also be seen in the patient, some may be psychological symptoms and some may be physical.

Ayurvedic view on overactive bladder (OAB)

Ayurveda considers mutra as a mala and as an Adharaniya vega, that is, an urge which should not be suppressed. Ayurveda emphasizes untimely micturition as a leading disease-causing factor. The disease can be manifested by suppressing the natural urges or intentionally initiating an urge in its absence. Treatment of urogenital issues caused by both causes is extensively explained in ayurvedic classics. OAB can be treated successfully using ayurvedic medicines in a very systematic way and without having any side effects. By using traditional knowledge along with modern advancement, OAB is no longer a matter of concern.

Treatment in brief for overactive bladder (OAB)

Collaborating with both modern techniques and ayurvedic medicine can help you regain your bladder control fast. Psychotherapy is an essential part of treating OAB, as the commonest reason is psychological stress. Psychotherapy can rule out or help in existing mental distress that caused this disease or can help you deal with the shame and embarrassment caused by this disease. Exercises like Kegel exercise and bladder training can help in increasing the duration of holding the urge for a long time. Along with Ayurvedic treatment such as internal medications, avagahana (sitz bath with medicated liquid) or/and Uttara basti (administration of medicated liquid into the urinary bladder through the urethra, etc. can aid you in your recovery.

Planet Ayurveda's special overactive bladder (OAB) package

Planet Ayurveda is an internationally recognized venture which focuses on a holistic approach to "healing through herbs". They are the leading distributors of ayurvedic medicines throughout the world. All the medicines are prepared with strict monitoring and based on ancient Ayurveda classical recipes. All medicines are organic, free from side effects and are evidence based.

The pioneers in the field of modern-day Ayurveda - Planet Ayurveda provide a complete balanced package for treating the overactive bladder. This special package includes:

Herbal Remedies For Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Products List

  1. Shilajit Capsules
  2. Chandraprabha Vati
  3. Tribulus Power
  4. Ashwagandha Capsules
Ayurvedic Treatment For Overactive Bladder

Products Description

1. Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit capsule is a single mineral-based extract in capsule form each containing 500 mg of Shilajit (Asphaltum), one of the widely used mineral herbs in Ayurveda. The benefits of which are amazing. Shilajit is considered the Agryaushada (supreme medicine) for urinary diseases. In OAB, Shilajit with its chemical constituents like dibenzo alpha-pyrones, and organic acids such as fulvic, humic, benzoic, hippuric acids, etc. can act as an anti-inflammatory agent and helps in treating urinary tract infections that may be associated with this condition. This also acts as a diuretic to flush out calculi and blockages in the urinary tract, and also strengthen the bladder for better control over its urges. This miraculous product of Planet Ayurveda will definitely help you out to ease this situation. Shilajit capsules are an aid to physicians as well as to the patients.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily, preferably along with plain water or milk after the meals.

2. Chandraprabha Vati

This is a polyherbal ayurvedic classical medicine in tablet form. Shilajit- the magic drug of Ayurveda is the main ingredient in this 23-ingredient formulation. Chandraprabha Vati is the go-to medicine in Ayurveda when it comes to urinary diseases because of its incredible phytoconstituent cocktail with guggulsterone, curcumin, hippuric acid and so much more. Not only is it a great painkiller, but it also eases all the disturbing associated conditions associated with OAB. No wonder it has such amazing effects as it contains guggulu {Commiphora mukul}, Haridra {Curcuma longa}, sunti {Zingiber officianalis} and many more. This Planet Ayurveda product consists of medicine in the form of tablets and is pocket-friendly too. Chandraprabha Vati thus helps abundantly in the treatment of OAB.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice a day. It is preferable to consume it along with lukewarm water.

3. Tribulus Power

Tribulus Terrestris is the principal drug used in Ayurveda to treat bladder anomalies. The power of Tribulus is truly engraved in this single herb product in capsule form from Planet Ayurveda which contains 60 capsules. This precious medicine with steroidal saponins acts on the bladder and helps to control OAB. This medicine acts as a diuretic and flushes out kidney stones or any blocks in the urinary tract. This medicine is one of Planet Ayurveda's priced accolades. Clinically this product has proven its efficiency and it's your turn to know its merit. Tribulus indeed has underlying power over bladder disease and that explains the efficiency of this product of Planet Ayurveda.

Dosage: 1- 2 capsules to be consumed twice daily. It is advised to consume plain water after meals.

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

Withania somnifera is the prime ingredient in this astonishing single herb capsule. Ashwagandha is a tridosha balancing drug. It especially manifests its power on Kapha and Vata dosha. With its withanolides, withaferin, steroidal lactones, etc, It alleviates bladder-related issues and provides strength to the bladder muscles. It also aids in the psychological improvement of the patient as it is a stress reliever and adaptogenic drug. Altogether this product by Planet Ayurveda is very essential in treating OAB.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules daily twice along with plain water. It should be consumed after meals.

Bladder issues, especially OAB, thus are no longer a cause of concern when you have Planet Ayurveda's special aid. You can join your hands with Planet Ayurveda and together we can find remedies permanently for this problem in a very harmless way. Let's build a safe and healthy future ahead of us with the help of Ayurveda.