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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, August 18, 2022

What is Whiplash Injury? How can it be treated with safe Ayurvedic Medicines?

Abstract

Every person in his lifetime meets with an accident. There are minor and major injuries depending upon the seriousness of the accident. Injuries can happen anywhere. Whiplash injury is one of the common injuries that a person suffers from. It is an injury of the neck due to rapid and forceful to and fro movements of the neck. It is an injury that can happen anytime while driving and applying brakes so rapidly. And it can happen while having fun with friends in a room or a park as well. Let's discuss it in a little detail!!

Whiplash Injury

Introduction

Accidents are common. So it is in the person's hands how he manages to escape or stay safe. Whiplash injury is one of the common injuries of the neck. It happens due to sudden and forceful movement of the neck like cracking of a whip. So it becomes important to keep our head and neck safe from any kind of injury, as all the controlling and thinking parts of the human body. Whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) is the term given to for the collection of features troubling the neck that are triggered by an accident with acceleration and deceleration mechanism. Let's discuss what whiplash injury is!!

Whiplash Injury

Whiplash injury is a neck injury caused by rapid and strong back and forth movement of the neck. It can happen anytime and anyplace. One must stay safe and not jerk the neck. 66% of the whiplash, Alar ligament is injured.

Causes Of Whiplash Injury

  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Falls
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Sports injury
  • Head banging
  • Physical assault

Risk Factors that links to Worsening of the Injury

  • Had whiplash injury before
  • High speed injury
  • Existing neck and back issues
  • Older age

What Injuries can be possible with Whiplash

  • Joint dysfunction
  • Ligament tear
  • Disc herniation
  • Facet joint cartilage damage
  • Disc tear
  • Muscle tear
  • Nerve root impingement
  • Fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Medullary overstretch
  • Dura overstretch
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury - coup contrecoup

Features Of Whiplash Injury

  • Headache
  • Loss of range of motion in the neck
  • Worsening of pain with neck movement
  • Often the victim is unaware immediately
  • Neck muscles are tender
  • Pain and stiffness of the neck
  • Skew neck
  • Temporomandibular discomfort
  • Neurological symptoms include: Headache, dizziness, blurring of vision, tinnitus, paraesthesia in arms
  • Psychological: Memory loss, cognitive impairment, fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, post traumatic stress disorder

Investigations Of Whiplash Injury

  • X ray may show straightening out of the cervical lordosis
  • MRI
  • CT scan

Treatment For Whiplash Injury

In the modern system of medicine, following are some management points - Analgesics, muscle relaxants, postural adjustments, isometric muscle contraction, collars. Injections include - local anaesthetic, steroid, Botulinum toxin A. Surgery is indicated in severe cases

Herbal Remedies For Whiplash Injury By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned GMP certified, US-FDA registered and ISO 9001:2015 certified Ayurvedic Company, which adhered to the objective of manufacturing standard Ayurvedic medicines as described in the various ancient texts of Ayurveda. Medicines are prepared without preservatives and additives and other kinds of chemicals which cause many ill effects on the human body. Products manufactured at Planet Ayurveda are pure and devoid of any adulteration.

  1. LAKSHADI GUGGUL
  2. YOGRAJ GUGGUL
  3. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN
  4. NEUROGENIE CAPSULES
  5. AAMVATANTAK CHURNA
Ayurvedic Treatment For Whiplash Injury

Products Description

1. LAKSHADI GUGGUL

It is a formulation made with the goodness of Asthishrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Nagbala (Grewia populifolia), Shuddha guggul (purified Commiphora mukul). Its ingredients help in fractured bones. Moreover they are beneficial in all types of bone disorders, joint problems and muscular issues. Lakshadi guggul has components like Asthishrinkhala which beautifully helps in bone formation when fractured.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water.

2. YOGRAJ GUGGUL

It is the drug of choice in rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of the joints and it also affects other parts of the body. It thus, is beneficial in Whiplash injury as well. It is a blend of various excellent herbs that help in overall bone and joint health. It has the goodness of triphala (Amalki, Haritki, Vibhitaki), vidanga (Embelia ribes), pippali (Piper longum) and many more. It is made as per guided by ayurvedic textbook Bhaishajya ratnavali.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water.

3. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN

It has two herbs. One is shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and the other is haridra (Curcuma longa). Shallaki is known to be analgesic, anti-inflammatory and is enriched in wound healing properties. Haridra is antiseptic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Thus both the herbs are beneficial in the case of whiplash injury that would relieve the pain of the victim. Both the herbs together do wonder.

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

4. NEUROGENIE CAPSULES

It is primarily prepared with 2 herbs such as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Brami is known as medhya that is beneficial in boosting memory and increases cognitive power. Moreover, brahmi has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Ashwagandha too has likewise actions. Thus both drugs jointly help in Whiplash injury.

Dosage: 2 Capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. AAMVATANTAK CHURNA

It is too useful in bone disorders i.e. osteoarthritis, fractures etc. It is named so for being used in Amavata (osteoarthritis). It is a combination of various herbs like Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Suranjaan (Colchicum luteum) is useful in inflammatory and painful conditions. It further helps in post traumatic stress disorder. More herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Sonth (Zingiber officinale) are also included.

Dosage: 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice daily, after meals with plain water or Aloe vera juice or Kumari Saar.

Conclusion

So as we saw, there are plenty of herbs which are beneficial in bone and muscle and also there are other herbs which alleviates pain and have anti inflammatory action. Moreover when taken together with other identical acting herbs, the power of the formulation is multiplied. Planet Ayurveda's aforesaid formulations are helpful in Whiplash injury as it is useful in fracture, muscle stiffness, injury related psychological problems. In addition to this, ayurvedic medicines do not cause side effects because of their natural origin. Moreover, the formulation aids digestion, thus assists in good absorption resulting in a sound body, mind and soul.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Can Recurrent UTI Lead to Infertility in Women?

ABSTRACT

Urinary tract infections (UTI), the most common type of infection in the body and one of the most serious health disorders influencing millions of people each year. UTIs are mostly caused by Escherichia coli, other viruses, parasites can also affect the condition. The systems involved in UTI are the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra, these are the organs that help the urine to pass out from the body. Generally, women are especially prone to UTIs, even though they have normal urinary tract anatomically and physiologically. A urinary tract infection is a microbial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. In this article we are going to share our thoughts on UTI and its Ayurvedic herbal remedies.

UTIs or Urinary Tract Infections

INTRODUCTION

Women are at more risk of getting diseased from UTIs or Urinary Tract Infections. A very common symptom is burning sensation during micturition. This is the prior most indication that something is getting wrong in her body. As per Ayurveda, burning sensation during micturition is indicated as aggravated Pitta dosha. The signs and symptoms of UTI are similar to Mutrakricha that indicates difficulty in urination. Typical features of this disease are frequent feeling of urination, pain with urination, and burning sensation. Typically, urinary tract infections are mostly treated with antibiotics, but as we know prolonged usage of antibiotics can lead to many side effects to cause severe health disorders like digestion issues, stomatitis, renal disorders, lung disorders and weak immune system.

CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF UTIs OR URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

UTI's are mainly caused by pitta imbalance in the body and causative factors for this are -

  • Very hot food intake
  • Spicy and sour food intake
  • Excessive alcohol
  • Suppression of urination
  • Retaining urine for longer time
  • Drinking less water

COMMON SIGN AND SYMPTOMS OF UTIs OR URINARY TRACT INFECTION ARE

  • Burning micturition
  • hematuria / cloudy white urine
  • Frequent feeling of urination
  • Feeling of incomplete urination
  • Fever

Recurrent UTIs can affect fertility in about 10-20% of women. It may get difficult to conceive due to-

  • Associated pelvic inflammation which can cause an increase in temperature of the body and ultimately results in high temperature of the vaginal canal.
  • Associated UTI may create irritation or behavioural changes and kind of mood changes that directly affect the relation between pairs.
  • Due to these factors internal vaginal flora can be disturbed and imbalanced which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the uterus or they may die before reaching the uterus.
  • These pelvic inflammations can lead to scarring in fallopian tubes or it can affect the ovulation process too.

DIAGNOSIS OF UTIs OR URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

  • Blood tests
  • Complete blood count
  • Blood urine tests

MANAGEMENT OF UTIs OR URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

UTI can be managed by taking-

  • Antibiotics
  • NSAIDs
  • Anti-histamines
  • Anti-allergics

Allopathic medications have various side-effects, this is the only reason people nowadays are going for the safest method of treating various illnesses. Some common conditions can result in serious health complications due to these medications. Ayurveda has a careful watch on the condition of the patient and looking for appropriate medication. So is able to reduce the risk of any complication.

UTI can be managed by diet and lifestyle modifications and some herbal remedies show very much effective results in treatment of this disease. Some home remedies can also manage the condition very well at home like -

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Vitamin C rich fruits - Oranges, lemons, kiwi, grapes, cranberries.
  • Garlic
  • Clove oil
  • Tea Tree oil
  • Apple cider vinegar

In Ayurveda Uti can be treated with herbs that balance the vitiated doshas and manage the underlying cause. Ayurveda practitioners along with prescribing the herbal remedies, also recommend some lifestyle and diet modifications which are as follows -

  • Consumption of plenty of fluids
  • High intake of Vit. C rich fruits
  • Avoid spicy foods
  • Consume pink salt in food

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR UTIs BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal pharmaceutical company that prepares 100% pure products which give efficient results in treatment of concerned diseases. These products are highly efficacious and are free from chemicals, preservatives and fillers and are purely natural. These products are manufactured under the guidance of experienced doctors. Some of the herbal remedies for UTI that give efficient results

LIST OF MEDICATIONS WHICH IS USED IN UTIs CARE PACK

  1. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES
  2. MUTRAKRICHANTAK CHURNA
  3. VARUNADI VATI
Ayurvedic Treatment For Deep Vein Thrombosis

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES

This is a single herbal formulation consisting of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). By the use of this formulation the patient feels the reduction in swelling, pain, fever, discomfort and irritation in mood. It also helps to reduce the urinary system disorders, used for lowering the blood pressure and its symptoms by detoxification process. It inhibits the growth of microbes in urinary tracts and helps in the healthy flow of urine. This articulation shows great effects in female health disorders and provides strength to her body.

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

2. MUTRAKRICHANTAK CHURNA

This is a polyherbal formulation mentioned in classical Ayurvedic Samhitas including Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), etc. This articulation is used to suppress the symptoms of inflammation like fever, pain, swelling. In this formulation some of the drugs are used to increase water expulsion from the body in the form of urine and reduce oxidative stress and damage in the body tissues. This articulation relieves the discomfort and associated symptoms that disturbs the symptoms in her daily life routine.

Dosage: 1 Teaspoonful twice daily with water.

3. VARUNADI VATI

This is a poly herbal formulation mentioned in classical Ayurveda texts consisting of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), etc. this articulation is very helpful in urinary system disorders, is a great natural antibiotic, also helps in removing the toxins from the body. It can also reduce inflammation or congestion due to any infection or injury, also very helpful in relieving pain without causing loss of consciousness.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water.

Conclusion

We have discussed the Ayurvedic treatment that is very beneficial in providing relief from renal disorders. These efficacious remedies provide a soothing and calming effect on the Urinary tract system and eliminate infections from the body. These are also very useful in GI disorders. UTIs are very common conditions and are treatable. Proper medication should be provided to treat the illness and stop the aggravation of symptoms that couples the other illness.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Why Protected Sex and How It Benefits Women?

ABSTRACT

"Janhit mein jaari"-- A movie that starts with a typical Indian society sarcasm but ends with a very fruitful message.  The movie focuses on a girl named Manukamna Tripathi who belongs to the chanderi, a small town in Madhya Pradesh, India. Manukarmna who is a very ambitious girl wants to get a good job so that she can escape the marriage talks always going on in her family. One day she came across an offer in which the company was paying her Rs. 40, 000 monthly. Without thinking she said a big  "Yes" for the job and took the advance amount. But later when she came to know that she was hired as a Sales girl for a condom manufacturing company, from there the actual sarcasm began in her life.

She kept the job and saved herself from the life her parents wanted her to live. Later on in the movie she tried every possible way to sell the condoms so that she could be the successful sales girl. Manukamna, now in love with a boy, marries him though her in- laws never know about the specifications of the job she was doing. But when they came to know she was forced to leave the job and was asked to start somewhere else. But a certain incident in her life brought her back to her previous job "A sales girl for a condom manufacturing company" From here she worked with a motive that why sex protection is important and why women need it.

And this article is also about Importance of sex protection for women and why they need it. We will also discuss some aspect that will suggest that why women need sex protection?

Protected Sex

So, starting with converting information into words and the first question arises what is Sex protection?

Sex protection is nothing but basically wearing condoms. Wearing condoms during sexual activity protects two main things:

  • Pregnancy
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Now the next question arises that why women needs sex protection?

Means obviously men wear a condom but how does it benefit a woman?

Big question, Right?

Women need men to wear condoms so that they do not have to ingest the hormonal poisons called contraceptives and also do not get pregnant unplanned or untimely.

Look it's an open world and now-a-days people don't wait to get married and then have sex. Sometimes the youngsters go with the flow and things happen. But things like pregnancy can be prevented by just wearing a condom. That's what a woman and a man should understand.

It's not only for the unmarried ones but also for the married ones. Married men sometimes have a tendency to go for the intercourse unprotected (Even Women) or simply saying without wearing a condom. You know being a man, your action is well paid by your wife by having contraceptive pills or by going for an abortion.

If you are a man and you are reading this article think for once, do you really think that your wife or girlfriend would like to go for that abortion like a pro?

The straight and simple answer is "NO"

It takes guts to abort a life that is growing inside you, it is tough to handle yourself as well as your womb at the same time.

And it is not just about the married women, it might be your girlfriend, with whom you have made love a month ago and forgot to wear a stupid condom.

There's more on the way so keep reading…….

Wearing a condom has many benefits not just for women but also for men. The matter is whether you consider the possibilities or not.

Next, are the benefits of condoms for both men and women

BENEFITS OF WEARING A STUPID CONDOM

  • It protects both males and females from sexually transmitted diseases
  • Condoms prevent Urinary tract infections in Men
  • Boys, it makes you last long during that romantic time of yours
  • It makes a man a superhero, why? Because even if he is thinking about himself, it is benefiting the other person as well.

You might think the four above mentioned points are sarcasm but these are the facts. More than 60% of women with sexually transmitted diseases, get their infections from men. Women are at more biological risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases and mostly they get it from men.

Sometimes these sexually transmitted diseases also result in recurrent abortions in females and they even don't know that they have such condition.

The next part of the article is about the unknown drawbacks of not having protected sex.

DRAWBACKS OF NOT HAVING PROTECTED SEX FOR WOMEN

The drawbacks are for both men and women. Maximum of the drawbacks faced by men are directly or indirectly discussed above but now we will discuss drawbacks for women if they do not have protected sex.

  1. If you are unmarried, you can get pregnant and you don't know whether your partner will take responsibility or not. Even if he takes the responsibility and if you guys are too young for a marriage or what if your career is destroyed? What if you are not ready to have a baby?
  2. Sexually transmitted diseases can also spread if you do not have protected sex. Married or unmarried, this can happen with anyone.
  3. Even if you are married, if it is your first time you may adjust that it's ok, I can have a child but what if it is not your first time, what if it's your third or fourth time that you are getting pregnant. It costs your body a lot. After this you might have to go for an abortion and what if the abortion is full of complications. What if the abortion might cost you your life.
  4. Recurrent abortions weakens the main organ of a woman's body that is her womb. It may also result in various types of conditions like endometriosis, adenomyosis, prolapsed uterus and many more.
  5. There is a possibility that a abortion which you think is a simple procedure (just pop in some pills and all over) may cost you your health.
  6. Now-a-days a thing called contraceptives also helps in not getting pregnant but a female cannot have them regularly. These  contraceptives tend to play with the essential hormones present in females.

The movie "Janhit mein jaari" gives you an idea that yes certain things can happen. Being a woman doesn't mean that you can not ask for protected sex and being a man also not mean that you  are free to have unprotected sex. Being a woman doesn't mean that you are meant to have contraceptives.

This movie was written by Raaj shaandilyaa who is known to write in a very different way. His thinking process and story lines are always appreciable. Moreover, the awaring role by Actress Nushrratt bharuccha is worth watching and obviously in the second half of the movie she has proved that she can do a sarcastic role but can also justify something serious by her performance.

This article was not about criticising men but it was about making both men and women think that why our society and their personal lives demands Sex protection.

CONCLUSION

Talking and discussing about sex protection is not a tabboo and it is important. It is important because if you don't than being a woman you can be the one facing all the problems and if you are a man then just to have sex shouldn't be your only motive. You can think about your safety as well as your partner's safety as well. Abortions, in India are becoming very common because when men do what ever they want and then women go for what ever they want but abortions do harm females body.

In case of any health related concerns do visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Ayurvedic Aspect Of Obesity And Its Herbal Management

Abstract

Obesity (sthoulya) is a very common disease in this era. This is the medical problem which gives rise to many health problems and diseases such as cardiac disease, diabetes and many more. Ayurveda, an ancient medicine science, helps to treat obesity in many ways with the help of herbal medicines, panchkarma, and home remedies. In ayurveda there are 7 body tissues and due to over accumulation of fat tissues in specific parts of the body which causes hampering of meda dhatu which is further not converted into asthi dhatu. This condition is known as obesity (sthoulya). Further we will discuss its causes, pathology, and treatment in this article.

Obesity

Introduction To Obesity

Obesity is a complex disease which gives rise to many health problems and diseases. It is the involvement of fat tissues which grow in excessive amounts in certain parts of the body. According to ayurveda there are 7 dhatus which balances the whole body - rasa dhatu (which is the part of the food digested), rakta dhatu (blood), mamsa dhatu (muscle), meda dhatu (fat), asthi dhatu (bone), majja dhatu (bone marrow), shukra dhatu (reproductive system). In ayurveda each dhatu is converted to other dhatu and nourishes the body. But in sthoulya (obesity) there is hampering of meda dhatu which further doesn't nourishes the other dhatu which leads to accumulation of fat tissues. Due to accumulation of more fat there is increase in digestive fire which leads to more appetite so which leads to more fat and heavy weight. According to acharya the stomach is the main storage house of meda dhatu and vata dosha also resides in the stomach so as vata dosha increases the digestive fires increase which leads to more appetite. Kapha dosha and fat tissues are related to one another as kapha increases the fat tissues also increase.

Causes Of Obesity (Sthoulya)

  1. Excess of food intake - As taking more food leads to increase in digestive fire (agni) the body needs a way to digest whole food but due to blockage in meda dhatu more fat tissue so more weight. With more intake of heavy food, spicy foods, oily foods there is an increase in weight. As light food digest easily due to increase in digestive fire so people tend to eat heavy food which ultimately leads to heavy weight.
  2. Lack of exercise - Due to this sedentary lifestyle people take up more calories than burning through exercise. This ultimately leads to weight gain.
  3. Certain medications - Persons who suffer from cushing syndrome (when the body makes more cortisol hormone), who suffers from arthritis (suffer more) due to inactivity, medication of diabetes, anti seizure drugs.
  4. Age - Obesity can be seen in any group, due to hormonal changes and less activity increase risk of obesity.
  5. Pregnancy - Weight gain is common in pregnancy and many women found it difficult to lose weight after delivery.
  6. Lack of sleep - If a person doesn't sleep properly due to changes in hormonal balance which increase in appetite.
  7. Hereditary - Sometimes it is from genes.

Pathology

  • Increase of agni - Due to more vata dosha there is increase in digestive strength so leads to more appetite and more food intake.
  • Hampering of all dhatu - Due to blockage in medo dhatu it is not able to convert into asthi dhatu so more fat accumulates.
  • Increase in kapha dosha - Is kapha dosha and fat tissues are related to each other so as we intake kapha ahara which leads to more fat, which is known as obesity (sthoulya).

Symptoms Of Obesity

  • Excessive hunger
  • Short life span
  • Foul odor from body
  • Loss of libido
  • Weakness
  • Sluggishness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Unable to perform heavy work

Complications

  • Fistula in ano - Due to low intake of calories, fiber diet, low water intake and sedentary lifestyles, and due to elevated level of BMI there is risk of anorectal abscess.
  • Piles - Due to long sitting the veins are pushed downwards and due to heavy weight they are more prone as heavy weight pushes more weight on the veins and it can worsen the situation.
  • Diabetes - As in obesity the body uses insulin to control the blood sugar levels so patients become resistant to insulin and causes diabetes.
  • Heart disease - Due to abnormal level of cholestrol there is more risk to heart disease in obese patients.
  • Certain cancer - Obesity can increase the risk of cancer in the cervix, gallbladder, colon, rectum.
  • Diarrhoea - Obese patients can ingest absorbed sugars which causes diarrhoea.

Treatment

  • Exercise regularly (walking, jogging, cycling)
  • Yoga and pranayam to relieve stress
  • Powder form massage (udvartana) - also known as rooks udvartana using ingredients such as Devadaru, Rasna and many more. The purpose of this massage is to burn the fat deposited under the skin on areas such as the buttock, thigh region.
  • First to balance vata and kapha dosha so one must adapt to eat the food which balance vata and kapha dosha (increase use of barley, avoid food which is hard to digest, no sleep at day time)
  • In panchkarma various procedures are performed to balance dosha and take out various matter and expel it from the body. First oil massage is done which is further followed by vaman (vomiting), virechana (purgation therapy), basti (enema) which balances vata dosha and is useful in converting medo dhatu to asthi dhatu.
  • Use of buttermilk in diet.
  • Drinking more water helps to remove all the toxins out of the body.

Ayurvedic Management

There are some classical ayurvedic formulations used in Obesity

1. Arogyavardhini Vati

Arogyavardhini vati is polyherbal medicine in tablet form which is used to treat many diseases like obesity, chronic fever, and act as a catalyst. Useful in liver disorders and balanced pitta dosha used in many skin diseases, cholelithiasis (gallstones). Aarogyavardhini vati balances the tridoshas, and provides good health, maintaining a good circulatory and digestive system.

2. Triphala Churna

Triphala consists of three ingredients: Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia billerica), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Yasthimadhu (licorice powder). Has good antioxidant properties, is a natural cleanser, and is used as rasayana. The powder of amla and licorice is mixed and applied over hair to get rid of gray color.

3. Trikatu Churna

Trikatu is a mixture of spices that has ushna veerya. Trikatu is good for liver disease, and it produces enzymes from the stomach, and is very effective in the respiratory system.

4. Shilajtu Rasayan

Shilajatu rasayan is mainly used in asthma, diabetes. It resembles coal tar and on drying gains shines. Available in hilly regions of Tibet, Kashmir, bhutan. Very helpful in breaking the closed channels and heals up very quickly.

Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is one of the GMP certified companies which formulates their own herbal products from managing health concerns. The formulations are free from any kind of preservatives, color, resins, and any kind of synthetic material. The formulations prepared don't produce any kind of side effects and are totally safe and made under supervision of the ayurveda team. For the purpose of managing obesity, Planet Ayurveda provides a Thinner You Pack which we are going to discuss in detail.

Thinner You Pack

  1. Trim Support Capsules
  2. Stholyantak Churna
  3. Garcinia Capsules
  4. Guggul Capsules
Ayurvedic Treatment For Obesity

Products Description

1. Trim Support Capsules

Planet ayurveda's trim support capsules are herbal capsules with ingredients Vrikshamla (Garcinia cambogia), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), Triphala (the myrobalans). These are effective in body fitness and maintaining fat metabolism. Garcinia is a useful herb for losing weight. Mustak is used to relieve spasms and pain and maintain body shape. Triphala means three fruits which remove fat from the body.

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

2. Stholyantak Churna

Stholyantak churna contain 13 ingredients containing Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), babool (Acacia arabica), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Jamun (Syzygium cumini) and many more which is formulated by planet ayurveda. This herbal powder detoxifies the digestive system, helpful in reducing fat, and improves blood circulation. Stholyantak churan is rich in antioxidants and is a combination of rejuvenating herbs.

Dosage: 1 tablespoon twice daily after meals with plain water or can be taken along with apple juice. This powder can be mixed with 20-30ml of water.

3. Garcinia Capsules

Planet's ayurveda garcinia capsules contain standardized extract of garcinia (Garcinia cambogia). Garcinia helps to lose weight loss and reduces appetite, maintain intestinal problems, lower down the cholesterol level. These capsules are 100% vegetarian and have no side effects.

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

4. Guggul Capsules

Guggul capsules is one of the classical ayurvedic formulations which is available in tablet form , planet's ayurveda contains standardized extract of guggul (Commiphora mukul). Guggul is used to maintain body weight in both females and men, helpful in treating joint disease, quick in healing fractures and dislocation. It improves digestion, and provides tone to the body. Guggul older than 1 year is balancing tridosha and works as lekhana (scraping) and balances tridosha. Due to its sweetness it balances vata dosha.

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

Conclusion

Obesity is a complex disease which gives rise to many health problems. There is involvement of fat deposition in the body tissues. Here we studied the ayurvedic aspect of dhatus, and many signs and symptoms of obesity. Ayurveda treats obesity and improves the health of patients using ancient methods and improves quality of life. So above mentioned herbal medicines of planet ayurveda are very effective in treating obesity. These medications are purely vegetarian and free from preservatives which hamper your health.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Essential Tremor Treatment in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

ABSTRACT

Essential Tremor is a neurological disorder, i.e. disorder of the nervous system which leads to rhythmic and involuntary shaking. Any part of the body can be affected by it, however the usually affected part is the patient's hands. This trembling can be felt even while doing simple tasks like tying shoe laces or drinking water from glass. Essential tremor is not a life threatening condition but it is progressive in nature which means it worsens with passing time and can become severe if left untreated. Other health conditions like Parkinson’s disease can be confused with essential tremors but no other condition can cause it. People of any age can get affected by it but the most common age group for Essential tremor is 40 years or older. In this article you will get all the information about Essential tremors and its Ayurvedic treatment.

Essential tremor, Neurological disorder

INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL TREMOR

Essential tremor is a neurological condition and a nerve disorder which causes trembling of the body parts like hands that cannot be controlled by the person. It can affect different parts of the body like arms, hands, larynx, head, chin and tongue. In very rare cases the lower body is involved. Essential tremor is not a dangerous condition but in severe cases it can keep one from taking their own care. Usually people are able to live a normal life with this condition but it becomes difficult for them to do daily life chores like dressing, eating or writing. In severe cases tremors can cause disability.

AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF ESSENTIAL TREMOR

In Ayurvedic texts the tremor is termed as “Kampa” which can occur in different parts of the body. The three doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha govern the functioning of the body and any imbalance in these doshas causes disease. Here the dosha that is out of balance is Vata dosha that leads to this condition.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ESSENTIAL TREMOR

The major symptoms of essential tremor are:

  • Shaking of vice
  • Head nodding
  • Brief shaking period that one cannot control voluntarily
  • Relief in the tremors on resting
  • Aggravation of tremors while any emotional stress
  • Moving on purpose increases tremor
  • In rare cases you can also see balancing problems
  • Tremors usually start in the one hands

CAUSES OF ESSENTIAL TREMOR

The exact cause behind the Essential tremor is not known. However there are theories that it occurs due to abnormal electrical activity of the brain which is started from the thalamus (a structure located deep in the brain which is responsible for the coordination and muscle activity control. Certain genetic conditions are also found responsible for causing Essential tremor as patients of this condition have 50% chances of passing the responsible gene to the offspring, however children may never show the symptoms. Older people are more commonly affected by it and symptoms worsen with growing age.

DIAGNOSIS OF ESSENTIAL TREMOR

Diagnosis of the Essential tremor includes the medical history, signs and symptoms, family history and physical examination of the patient. There are no certain laboratory tests which can diagnose the condition. The process includes mainly ruling out the other possibilities of the tremor. For this certain tests can be done like neurological tests to check tendon reflexes, gait, tone and muscle strength, posture and coordination along with tests for thyroid etc.

TREATMENT FOR ESSENTIAL TREMOR

There are different medicines that are used in conventional treatment of Essential tremor like beta blockers, anti-seizure medications, tranquilizers and botox injections. Certain nerve stimulation devices are also used as a new treatment option which helps in reducing tremors and increasing muscle response.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ESSENTIAL TREMOR

Ayurvedic treatment aims at treating the causative factor that is vitiated Vata dosha. This is done with the help of certain Ayurvedic medicines which contain herbs and other natural components which possess natural ability to balance the Vata dosha and treat the symptoms caused due to its imbalance.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ESSENTIAL TREMOR BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a very well known pharmaceutical herbal company which engages in the production of herbal medicines and products. All the products are produced following the authentic Ayurvedic principles and under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors. For Essential tremor Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies.

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. Ashwagandhaghan Vati
  2. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  3. Neurogenie Capsules
  4. Musli Strength
  5. Dashmoola Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Essential Tremor

Herbal Remedies, Essential Tremor, Ayurvedic Treatment

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Ashwagandhaghan Vati

This single herb tablet is prepared using extract of medicinal herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandhaghan vati imparts strength to the muscles and also relieves the overall weakness. It helps in treating the tremors and weakness of muscles.

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

2. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

This classical Ayurvedic formulation is manufactured using various bhasmas like Swarna bhasma (Calx of gold), Loh bhasma (Calx of iron), Rajata bhasma (Calx of silver), etc. As per Ayurvedic literatures, neurological disorders are caused mainly due to imbalance of Vata dosha and Vrihat Vata chintamani ras tablets help in bringing back the balance of Vata dosha, hence treating the Essential tremor naturally.

Dosage - Chew 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Neurogenie Capsules

It is a herbal formulation that is formed from two therapeutic herbs, i.e. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). As the name suggests Neurogenie capsules help in treating neurological disorders like Essential tremor.

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

4. Musli Strength

Musli strength capsules are formulated using extract of Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). As the name suggests Musli strength capsule helps in strengthening muscles, and treats weakness of body.

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

5. Dashmoola Capsules

It is prepared using herbs like Bilwa (Aegle marmelos), Patla (Stereospermum suaveolens), Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea), Brihati (Solanum indicum) etc. Dashmoola capsules give strength to the body and improve the overall immunity. These capsules also help in treating the inflammation present anywhere in the body.

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

CONCLUSION

Essential Tremors can make a person disable in severe cases as the patient is not even able to take care of themselves due to the tremors. Hence it is necessary to diagnose and treat the condition correctly and timely.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Swarna Prashana - For Immunity and Intellect

Abstract

The Swarna prashana is made up of two words – one is Swarna and other is prashna. Swarna is known as gold and prashna is licking. Swarna prashana enhances immunity and also boosts the intellectual power in the children. Traditionally, Swarna prashana has been given to children in Indian culture for ages. Acharya Kashyap describes the method of usage for Swarna prashana in detail. To take the Swarna prashana face of the child must be in the east direction. It can be taken along with Madhu and ghrita and given to the child for licking. This process is called Swarna prashan. When it is administered for a certain period of time, it helps to enhance memory and immunity.

Swarna Prashana, Immunity and intellect

Introduction

The following benefits of Swarna prashana have been stated by acharya Kashyap as Medhaagnibalvardhanam means it improves memory, digestive power, and overall body strength. If someone takes Swarna prashana for at least one month continuously then the child gains the immunity power and remains safe from all the diseases and also gains their intelligence power. It is preferred that please give Swarna prashana to children for at least six months continuously then the child can remember whatever he listens to in just a quick time.

Composition

It is made up of Swarna bhasma (calyx of gold) mixed with honey and cow ghee and various other potent herbs like Vacha (acorus calamus), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), and Shankhpushpi (convolvulus prostratus), etc. It acts as the best immunomodulatory and memory-enhancing property.

1. Swarna (Calyx of gold)

Gold is the main ingredient of Swarna prashana. Gold is used in Bhasma (Calyx) form because gold cannot be used in raw form. Gold is best known for its properties because it boosts immunity and also enhances your memory and intelligence power. It's always preferred that it is mixed with Madhu and ghrita.

2. Madhu (Honey)

It's the second most important ingredient of swarnaprashna. The main function of honey is to enhance the overall functioning of gold. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and also enhances digestion. It also has some other properties like a mild laxative, bacterial, sedatives, and antiseptic properties. Madhu is act as a natural preservative and sweetener in many ayurvedic formulations. Madhu is considered a taste enhancer and also enhances the efficiency of other medicines. Old honey also helps to reduce fat and obesity. Pure honey enhances the character of swarnaprashana. Honey mainly contains pollen which acts as a mild allergen. This active immunity of a baby protects it against allergic illness which is common in the early age group. It also serves as Anupama means it is a kind of medium to take swarnaprashana.

3. Ghrita

Ghrita has the best property enhancer in various medicines. Ghrita enhances the medicinal properties of Swarna. It is the best ingredient with which other herbs are mixed smoothly. Ghrita has the unique properties to enhance the gunas of various herbs which are added to it. Ghrita is used in medicinal formulation due to its properties because it assimilates the properties of herbs without losing its own properties.

4. Herbal Components

Bala, Vacha, Brahmi, and Shankhpushpi are well known for their capability to strengthen the physical properties of the swarnaprashana.

Administration of Swarna Prashana

Swarna prashana needs to be given from birth till the age of sixteen early in the morning or on an empty stomach to achieve better absorption. It should be administered early in the morning during pushya nakshatra. Swarna prashna can be given daily for one month or can be extended up to the period of 6 months. While administering Swarna to children in their early ages as this period is considered to be the most vulnerable time for infection due to an immune system.

To serve as an enhancer of intelligence, Swarna prashana can be started from birth and specifically for a period of 1 or 6 months continuously as mentioned because of its efficiency shown in classic books.

Swarna prashana has been found to have no-tropic and antiacetylcholinesterase properties or the action. Hence, it boosts the memory of the child.

Enuresis is the commonest psychosomatic disorder in-early age group. Along with the other medhya and balya herbal formulations, it can be very effective in treating shayyamutra. Research shows that males are more prone to this nocturnal enuresis than females.

Benefits of Swarna Prashana

Swarna prashana develops multidimensional health benefits such as

  • Boost the memory of the child - It improves attention to power in the child which later on enhances the memory, retention power, and cognitive function of the brain naturally.
  • Improve the digestion - It improves overall digestion by helping in the absorption of essential nutrients from food then it helps to promote optimum body growth.
  • Boost immune system - Swarnaprashna boosts the memory of a child through its potency.
  • Nourishes Skin - It also possesses detoxification properties. Thus it eliminates unwanted toxins from the body and improves the blood circulation helping in skin nourishment.
  • Enhance mental wellbeing - It is extremely beneficial for those children with special needs like autism, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder, and hyperactivity. It helps in reducing anxiety, aggressiveness, irritability, and attention-seeking behavior in children.
  • Improve hearing and vision - Swarna prashana is known to improve the sense of hearing and vision.
  • Physical health - It helps in building the strength and overall physical growth.

Swarna prashna has been practiced for a long time in India and has a very good result. It is a unique method of instilling intellectual and immune-modulator power. In the present situation, it is attaining fast popularity and is being adopted all over India as an oral vaccine for immunity and intellect. This process also helps in the overall growth and development of children.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Ayurvedic Treatment for Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) with Herbal Remedies

ABSTRACT

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a hereditary disorder that results in damage to the myelin sheath, i.e. an insulating membrane of the nerve cells present in the brain. In case of ALD, the body is not able to break down the long chains of fatty acids resulting in saturated fatty acids to build up in the brain, adrenal gland and nervous system. There are different types of ALD and the most common one is X-linked ALD that is caused due to X-chromosome genetic defect. ALD usually affects males more severely when compared to females. In this case females are usually carriers of the genetic disease. Here in this write-up you can get all the information about Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) and its Ayurvedic treatment.

Ayurvedic Treatment, Adrenoleukodystrophy, ALD, Herbal Remedies

INTRODUCTION TO ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

ALD causes severe damage to the affected person’s nervous system. There occurs breaking away of the protective fatty covering which protects the spinal cord and brain, i.e. myelin sheath. This condition makes it difficult for your nerves to send the messages to the brain. ALD also harms the adrenal glands of the body which controls the vitals functions like blood pressure, immune system and other important things. This results in the inability of the body to produce enough of hormones that are required for healthy functioning of the body.

AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

As per the Ayurvedic aspect, genetic diseases occur due to the defected genetic component. Emphasis is also given on the fact that variation in genetic component causes variation in the prakriti. In Ayurveda the causation of hereditary diseases are defected chromosome (Beeja), fraction of part of chromosome (Beejabhagavayava) and genes (Beejabhaga) which eventually causes defect in ovum and sperm.

TYPES OF THE ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

There are three types of Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD):-

  • Childhood cerebral ALD - This type of ALD causes severe disability and progresses very rapidly. It affects mainly 3-10 years old children.
  • Adrenomyelopathy - It is usually milder than the former type of ALD, i.e. Childhood cerebral ALD. The progression is also slow in this type.
  • Addison’s disease - It is known as adrenal insufficiency as well. In this type the adrenal glands are not able to make enough hormones.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

Signs and symptoms may vary in different types like:-

Childhood Cerebral ALD

  • Hearing loss
  • Seizures
  • Spasms of muscles
  • Paralysis
  • Impaired vision
  • Language comprehension problem
  • Coma
  • Hyperactivity
  • Swallowing is difficult
  • Motor control deterioration

Adrenomyelopathy

  • Weak control on urination
  • Remembering visual perceptions and thinking become difficult

Addison's Disease or Adrenal Insufficiency

  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle mass is decreased
  • Weakness of muscles
  • Areas of pigmentation or dark skin color

CAUSES OF ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

ALDP, i.e. Adrenoleukodystrophy protein helps in breaking down fatty acids in a very long chain. In case of ALD, the body is not able to make enough of this protein which causes the building up of fatty acids in the body causing harm to the cell's outer layer of adrenal gland, spinal cord, brain and testes.

Men are more commonly affected by ALD as compared to women and also the symptoms in them are severe comparatively. This occurs because ALD is an X-linked inherited pattern disorder which means the mutated gene is on the X chromosome. Hence women have two X chromosomes so if one is affected they can have the other one normal but in males there is only one X chromosome. Therefore the disorder occurs.

DIAGNOSIS OF THE ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

It can be difficult to diagnose ALD as this disorder can mimic the signs and symptoms of other conditions. There are different tests that need to be done in order to diagnose the ALD. Certain blood tests are advised to the patient to check the levels of VLCFAs, adrenal glands functioning, and genetic mutation is also looked for. MRI can be advised in order to look for the damage to the brain and children in whom ALD is suspected, their vision screening is also done.

TREATMENT FOR ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

Conventional treatment of ALD includes the steroids to treat Addison’s disease, medication to relieve seizures, physical therapy to relieve muscle spasms and other symptoms.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

As ALD is caused due to beej dushti (genetic mutation) as per Ayurveda, hence the treatment aims at the causative factor and presentation of the symptoms. There are many natural herbs and compounds that possess qualities to treat these ailments. Hence, the Ayurvedic medicine is prepared accordingly and given to the patient.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned pharmaceutical company that indulges in the production of herbal medicines and products. These products are prepared using authentic and pure herbs and natural compounds whose quality is maintained with the help of certain standardization processes. For Adrenoleukodystrophy, Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies.

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. Brahmi Capsules
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Gotukola Capsules
  4. Rasraj Ras
  5. Giloy Capsules
  6. Spirulina Capsules
  7. Herbal Remedies for ALD

Herbal Remedies for Adrenoleukodystrophy

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Brahmi Capsules

These capsules are prepared using the herb called Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) in its standardized form. Brahmi capsules contain neuroprotective properties that help in preventing and treating any kind of damage to nerves and the brain.

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

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

It is prepared using a herb in its standardized extract form, i.e. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) herb. Ashwagandha capsules help in preventing and treating injuries to nerves and muscles, along with providing them strength and also help in relieving muscle weakness.

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

3. Giloy Capsules

Giloy capsule is the single herb formula that is prepared using Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy) herb. These capsules help in boosting immunity and also help in fighting diseases.

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

4. Gotukola Capsules

Gotukola (Centella asiatica) is used in the preparation of these medicinal capsules. These capsules help in treating ailments of the brain, impart vitality to the body, and help in treating extreme weakness.

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

5. Rasraj Ras

Rasraj ras is an therapeutic formula of Swarna bhasma (Calx of gold), Abhrak bhasma (Calcined mica ash), vang bhasma (Calcined tin metal), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Ras sindoor (Ayurvedic formulation), Laung (Piper longum) etc. It is used to strengthen the muscles, nerves, and helps in treating paralysis, hemiplegia and cerebral disorders.

Dosage - Chew 1 tablet daily once after meals.

6. Spirulina Capsules

Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) in its standardized extract form is used to prepare these herbal capsules. It helps in treating overall weakness and enhances the production of all the blood cells in the body naturally.

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

CONCLUSION

Adrenoleukodystrophy is progressive disorder which can cause severe conditions in the patient. Hence it needs to be diagnosed and treated correctly. Ayurveda can help in natural healing and help in management and treatment of the condition naturally to a certain extent.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Breast Cancer Treatment in Ayurveda

ABSTRACT

Cancer is caused when there are certain changes in genes which are helpful in growth of the body. Breast cancer is a cancer in which there is production of cells which grow rapidly which cause cancer in the breast. In this article we will be discussing breast cancer, causes of breast cancer, symptoms of breast cancer, diagnosis of breast cancer, treatment of breast cancer, Ayurvedic aspect of breast cancer as well as Ayurvedic treatment of breast cancer. We will also discuss Mahima Chaudhary's battle with breast cancer and also some other national and international personalities which have been diagnosed with breast cancer. So, be with me till the end.

Breast Cancer

INTRODUCTION

In breast cancer patients see some fluctuation in the size of the breast and also lump or cyst type formation in the breast. Breast cancer is very common nowadays and it develops in breast tissues. In this disorder cells mutate and grow unconditionally and a tumor-like growth protrudes. With time this cell's growth can move to other parts of the body and this development is known as metastasis. Early signs of breast cancer are like change in size of the breast, lump formation on breast, dimpling of nipples, scaly skin over breast, inflammation may be seen, redness present over breast, fluid discharge from nipples etc. The causes of breast cancer can vary from age, sex, family history etc. Most women over 50 years of age are more prone to breast cancer, family history of the patient, smoking, drinking (alcohol), obesity, exposure to radiation, hormonal replacement therapy etc. The most accurate and firm diagnostic test for breast cancer is mammography. The basic line of treatment is hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy etc. Surgery (lumpectomy, mastectomy) is the last option for breast cancer.

AYURVEDIC CORRELATION OF BREAST CANCER

Breast Cancer is growing day by day due to exposure to harmful chemicals, adulteration in food, sedentary lifestyle as well as dietary imbalance. According to Ayurveda Breast cancer is correlated by arbudha i.e.tumor or lump present in the breast. In arbuda there is predominance of tri-dosha i.s. vata, pitta and kapha dosha in the body. Ayurveda treatment helps in pacification of tri-dosha of the body and helps in maintaining a healthy life. Ayurveda pursues the patient’s therapeutics and also helps in refining the health of the patient with ancient methods and abet in upgrading the quality of life of the patients.

SYMPTOMS OF BREAST CANCER

The Symptoms of Breast Cancer are listed below:-

  • Change in size of the breast
  • Lump formation on breast
  • Dimpling of nipples
  • Scaly skin over breast
  • Inflammation
  • Redness present over breast
  • Fluid discharge from nipples
  • Inversion of nipples

CAUSES OF BREAST CANCER

The Causes of Breast Cancer are listed below:-

  • More than 50 years of age (more prone)
  • Women are more prone
  • Family history (genetic)
  • Hormonal replacement therapy
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol intake
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Obesity

DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER

The Diagnosis of Breast Cancer is listed below:-

  • Medical history
  • Physical examination
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasonography
  • MRI
  • Mammography
  • Positron emission tomography

PREVENTION OF BREAST CANCER

The Prevention of Breast Cancer can be done by following these steps:-

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Do physical activities in daily basis
  • Yoga is very effective
  • Avoid any kind of radiations
  • Rest properly and have sleep properly

TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER

The Treatment of Breast Cancer is listed below:-

  • Surgery (lumpectomy, mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy, radical mastectomy)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Target drug therapy

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSONALITIES WHICH HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER

Mahima Chaudhary is an Indian actress and former model known for her beauty. She won Miss. India title in 1990. Recently Mahima chaudhary has been diagnosed with breast cancer and she is battling with breast cancer and she revealed this on 9 th of june. This news disclosed by Anupam kher and Mahima chaudhary revealed that she had no symptoms. She was gone for a routine check up and her doctor suggested she visit an oncologist. She was worried and then she visited her oncologist and he suggested to go for further tests to see any kind of malignancy. She further added that her test report was negative but still there were lumps and they advised me to remove those lumps. They sent the biopsy report to the lab to see further any malignancy in her tissues and this time they found tiny cells which were malignant and then she got very upset as her doctor advised to go for chemotherapy. She revealed that now she has lost her hair and she feels so tired, weak etc. Right now she is under treatment for breast cancer in the USA.

Other national and international personalities diagnosed with Breast cancer:-

  • Chhavi mittal (actress)
  • Hamsa nandini (actress)
  • Tahira kashyap (filmmaker)
  • Mumtaz (actress)
  • Shannen Doherty (actress)
  • Wanda sykes (stand up comedian)
  • Sheryl crow (musician)
  • Julia Louis- dreyfus (actress)

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BREAST CANCER

Ayurveda helps in efficiently working the body and optimizing the proper health of the patient.  Ayurvedic medicines treat the disease from depth and also help in maintaining a healthy life. Ayurvedic medicine acts as a helping hand in reducing the risk of recurrence of disease and causes no side effects of the treatment as it is pure plant based extracts. Planet Ayurveda is an Ayurvedic medicinal brand which has supplied pure herbal extracts all over the world for 20 years. All the medicines are in the form of capsule, powder, tablets, asav, arishta etc and these medicines are prepared under guidelines of Ayurvedic board. Planet Ayurveda provides Ayurvedic herbal medicines which are extracted from pure raw material. These herbal medicines are very promising for 20 years and the results are very optimistic. This herbal medicine is made up of 100% natural extracts and has no animal product as well, which means these medications are pure vegetarian and contain no chemicals and additives.

These are the pure Ayurvedic Medicines for Breast Cancer from Planet Ayurveda as listed below:-

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Curcumin Capsules
  3. Kanchnaar Guggul
  4. Tulsi Capsules
  5. Guggul Capsules
  6. Chandraprabha Vati

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PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha Capsule (Withania somnifera) contains 500 mg purified extract. It has antioxidant properties as it helps in reduction of stress and anxiety and enhances physical and mental stamina. It helps in immunity boosting and pacifies the nervous system. Ashwagandha capsules helps in calming the brain and reduces the swelling of brain.

Dosage - 1 capsule twice a day after meal.

2. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin Capsule is a herbal formulation prepared from Planet Ayurveda and contains Haridra (Curcuma longa) which is pure extract of curcumin. Curcumin acts as an anti- cancerous property as it neutralizes free radicals. Curcumin acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and is helpful in healing minor to major injuries and wounds. This helps in diabetes and also helpful in preventing allergy. Curcumin also acts as anti aging as it nourishes the skin and makes it free from any type of infections.

Dosage - 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after a meal.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

Kanchnaar Guggul is polyherbal tablet formulation prepared from Planet Ayurveda and contains  kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Varuna (Crateva religiosa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia billerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Trikatu etc. Kanchnaar Guggul helps in reducing the pitta and kapha dosha from the body. These tablets help in enhancing the appetite, vomiting and nausea.  These tablets also help in reducing cholesterol, fibroid uterus and unwanted fats.

Dosage - 2 tablets twice a day with plain water after a meal.

4. Guggul Capsules

Guggul Capsule is a single herbal formulation prepared from Planet Ayurveda and it contains Guggul (Commiphora mukul). Guggul Capsule is very effective in reducing any kind of infection in the body and also helps in improving the immune system in the body. Guggul Capsules are effective in destroying the free radicals in the body. Guggul capsule is anti-inflammatory which helps in reducing swelling and helps in improving overall health.

Dosage - 1 capsule twice a day after meal.

5. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi Capsules is the single herbal formulation prepared from Planet Ayurveda and it contains standard extract of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) herb. Tulsi has its own properties on health issues and it's very effective in improving immune power and helps in pacifying Kapha and Vata doshas. It is helpful in supporting the function of the digestive system and improving overall health.

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

6. Chandraprabha Vati

Chandraprabha Vati is a polyherbal tablet formulation prepared from Planet Ayurveda and it contains Shilajit (Asphaltum), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis). Chanderprabha Vati is very effective in reducing inflammation, preventing disorders associated with the reproductive system and decreasing stress, anxiety, and depression.

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

CONCLUSION

In this article we discussed Breast Cancer, and also the Ayurvedic Treatment of Breast Cancer. Mahima Chaudhary's battle with cancer is also mentioned in this article. Even then national and international actresses who were battling with breast cancer are also mentioned in this article. Prevention of breast cancer as well as Ayurvedic treatment for this is mentioned in this article.  Ayurveda pursues the patient’s therapeutics and also helps in refining the health of the patient with ancient methods and abet in upgrading the quality of life of the patients. Hence, stated Ayurvedic medicines from Planet Ayurveda are very productive as they help in treating the disorder and are free from any preservatives and other chemicals agents that hamper your health.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Hemapheresis from the Ayurvedic Point of View

ABSTRACT

Hemapheresis is a medical term defined as the withdrawal of blood from the body and separating the one or more blood components and returning the blood by a transfusion of remaining blood to the donor, it can also be referred to as hemapheresis is a therapeutic way of elimination of some components of blood like cells or particular parts of plasma from the patient's blood to improve his or her condition. This is done by a centrifugation method, the collected blood is mixed with anticoagulant, and then those components that are requested to be separated are done and the rest of the blood is returned to the owner's body. In this article, we are going to discuss hemapheresis, its need as well as significance, and its correlation with rakta shodhana in Ayurveda.

Hemapheresis

INTRODUCTION

Hemapheresis is useful in those patients who need acute management and temporary reduction of blood components in an emergency situation. It is used widely to remove whole blood from a donor, and separates the blood components that help to remove the particular component from the bloodstream and then re-introduced it. This procedure is basically used for the collection of platelets or plasma as well as in particular medical conditions in which disease-provoking components are needed to be removed.

Some common components that are needed to be removed from the blood in certain conditions such as:-

  1. Plasmapheresis - In this procedure, plasma is removed from the bloodstream.
  2. Plateletpheresis - In this method, platelets are removed from the bloodstream.
  3. Leukapheresis - Where the leukocytes are being removed from the bloodstream.
  4. Erythropheresis - Red blood cells are removed from the bloodstream called erythropheresis.
  5. Lymphopheresis - This method is used for the removal of lymphocytes.

The apheresis procedure is not only used for the removal of blood components, but in this procedure, we can also add some of the blood components as required by the patient's disease.

PROCESS OF HEMAPHERESIS

The apheresis procedure is done by collecting the blood from the patient or donor through the tube system and storing it in a centrifuge machine where the components are separated. After this filtration process, the needed element is differentiated from the blood, and the rest of the blood is reinfused back into the patient. This procedure doesn’t cause any pain or takes up to two hours depending on the conventional blood donation system.

In Which Conditions This Procedure Is Needed?

Following are some basic indications for which apheresis procedure is being used or is very beneficial:-

  • Myasthenia Gravis - Weakness, fatigue in the muscles due to some issue between the nerves and the muscles.
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia – It is a rare type of cancer that happens in white blood cells. In this disease bone marrow produces too many abnormal white blood cells that affect the healthy blood cell components.
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia - In this condition, bad or LDL cholesterols are at a high level.
  • Leukostasis - Elevated white blood cells may cause Leukaemia and lead to clogging of blood vessels.
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders - This condition causes severe elevation of platelets in the bloodstream.
  • In Severe Vasculitis
  • Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus Erythematosus
  • Chronic Autoimmune Polyneuropathy

AYURVEDIC OVERVIEW

In Ayurveda, this procedure can be correlated with Rakta shodhana. The blood is detoxified, with various health-beneficial procedures that Ayurvedic physicians can only do. Many herbs are used to detoxify the blood within the body and some procedures are used to eliminate the impurified blood from the body. These are considered under the raktamokshana therapy.

Raktamokshana Therapy

Raktamokshana Therapy is one of the panchakarma procedures which helps to detoxify the blood with the help of various means like Jalauka, alabu, shringi, and siravedhan.

Leech Therapy

Leech Therapy is referred to as Jalauka avacharan, and is said to be a wonderful procedure for the elimination of pitta and rakta dosha. This procedure is very helpful in detoxifying the blood. (Hirudo medicinalis) is a parasitic worm that comes under the subclass of Hirudinea and is taking place under Phylum Annelida. This is a bloodsucker organism that sucks the impure blood from the body. Its saliva consists of an enzyme called hirudin which is very helpful in blood coagulation. . Our holy Acharyas, has described this procedure under the category of anushastra that are also named as parasurgical procedures.

Types - Leeches are of two types like Savisha or Nirvisha. These are of six-six types. Savisha jalaukas are poisonous in nature found in dirty lakes or ponds fed up with dead animals. Nirvisha jalaukas are non-poisonous in nature, are found in freshwater lakes or ponds and these are bluish-black  in colour and are of yellowish belly.

Indications -

  • This procedure is specially used in vitiated pitta dosha and rakta dhatu.
  • This bloodletting procedure is very effective in varicose veins, gout, sciatica, osteo-artheritis, chronic skin conditions like kushtha , pama, dadru, or abscess, arsh (haemorrhoids), ascitic conditions, hair fall etc.
  • This procedure is very effective in the management of ulcers, relieves hyperpigmentation, postphlebitic syndrome and edema.
  • Beneficial in peripheral vascular diseases, or other spasmodic conditions.
  • This procedure helps the diabetic patients to stabilise their state and helps in healing the diabetic ulcers commonly seen in feet, and is considered to control all the complications that may arise from diabetes.
  • This procedure is very useful in vatarakta condition, which is said to be a very complex form of disease, consisting of pain in joints, redness, swelling and tenderness (with all inflammatory signs). So we can say that this procedure is very beneficial in arthritis patients.

Alabu

Alabu is said to be a variety of bottle gourd. It is of two types one is Cucurbita lagenaria which is used as a vegetable, it is of sweet taste. One alabu is of bitter taste, Lagenaria vulgaris, and is used as a bloodletting procedure. This procedure is mainly used for kapha dushit rakta. Alabu is 12 fingers ong in length, its circumference is 18 fingers round, its mouth part is a little bit curved and its circumference is about 3 to 4 anguls. Half gourd is placed on the skin with a lighted lamp (deepak) in it.

Shringi

When the rakta dhatu is dushit by vata dosha then shringi is used for bloodletting. Cow’s horn is used for this procedure because it is hollow from inside. Shringi is ushna in potency, and it consists of madhur (sweet), snigadh (moist) properties. It is 18 angul long and its first part is like mustard seed. Its broad opened mouth is covered with thin cloth so that it can cover the lacerated part of the body and the other end must be used for suctioning the blood connected with the physician's mouth. It will be helpful in reducing the pain.

Sira Prcchaan

Lacerations made by physicians that must not meet each other, are straight in shape, are small in size, not very deep, and not superficial. These are used to extract the impure blood from the body. Sira prachan is done on the affected part by effectively protecting the marma (vital points), sira (venous system), snayu (tendons) and sandhi’s (joints).

This procedure should be done in not so cold or hot climates , not in an excessive sweating state. This procedure should not be done in bad atmospheres, must protect the cautious areas like venous system, or on any joint, just after eating the food.

If this procedure is done in a stable condition with needed precautions then it will result in lightness in the body, reduce the pain from the affected parts, decrease the fasting process  of spreading the diseases, and when impure blood is excreted out from the body the bleeding stops automatically.

Some Important Herbs That Help In Purifying The Blood

Some herbs are very effective in pitta shaman and in nourishing the rakta dhatu. Some of them are:-

  1. Manjistha - Rubia Cordifolia, this herb is very helpful in pacifying kapha and pitta dosha, this has great rakta shodhak properties, so is very beneficial in reducing blood disorders. This medicinal herb is very effective in kushtha rogas (skin disorders), like eczema (dadru), psoriasis, visarp, having anti- inflammatory properties, increases the healing process etc.
  2. Sariva - Hemidesmus indicus, this herb is well known for its blood purification properties, this is consisting of sweet and moist properties that helps to pacify the vata guna, with its cold potency it alleviates the pitta dosha and due to its bitter rasa it helps in reducing the kapha dosha. This is anti-inflammatory in nature, reduces daha, fever, and detoxifies the body.
  3. Haridra - Curcuma longa, this herb is very beneficial in kapha-Vata shamak, pitta rechak and is of  bitter taste so that it reduces the pitta dosha. This is helpful in reducing the pain, inflammation, any infectious disease, and can kill the microorganism that can result in any severe disease.
  4. Neem - Azadirachta indica, this medicinal herb is very effective in purification of Blood, it helps in nourishing all the dhatus and increases immunity to fight up all the diseases, its tikta (bitter) rasa helps to purify the blood and pacifies the pitta dosha.
  5. Guduchi - Tinospora cordifolia, this herb is very effective in detoxification of blood and can be used in any type of dosha predominance disease. When this herb is used with ghrita it pacifies vata dosha, and when used with sharkara (jaggery) it pacifies pitta dosha and when Guduchi is used with madhu it can pacify the kapha dosha.

CONCLUSION

Hemapheresis is a therapeutic way of elimination of some components of blood like cells or particular parts of plasma from the patient’s blood to improve his or her condition. In short this condition can be correlated with the purification process of the body, this will help to recover the patient effectively and can manage various diseases. As per Ayurveda, hemapheresis can be relate with rakta shodhak and various procedures are included in the raktashodhak therapy like raktamokshana, via jalauka, alabu, shringi and siravedhen procedures and this also have some effective herbs that purifies the blood effectively like Manjishtha, sariva, haridra and many more are mentioned by Acharyas in classical textbooks.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Vata Balance - Ingredients, Method Of Preparation & Its Uses

Vata Balance - A Herbal Remedy For Balancing Vata Dosha

For knowing what vata balance capsules are? Firstly we all must be knowing the concept of dosha. As per ayurveda, the whole world is built by five elements named as space, air, fire, water and earth. All these elements are insentient, when combined give rise to 3 main principles or forces in the human body that are known as doshas. All humans have predominance of one dosha and the body type also depends upon that dosha. Vata dosha: The most powerful doshas among the three is vata dosha which is formed by the combination of air and space. All the movements in the body are governed by vata dosha and for vata prakriti (person in which vata dosha is predominating) the foods that are satisfying are - warm, heavy, fatty, sour, salty, sweet and soothing. Pitta dosha is responsible for all the metabolic activities occurring in the body and is formed by the combination of fire and water elements. For people of this body type, food items that maintain their health are cold potency, astringent, bitter and refreshing. Now comes the kapha dosha, dosha responsible for lubricating the bodily tissues and maintaining stamina and strength as well. To keep kapha dosha in balance you must eat food items that are light, astringent and bitter. Further in this article we are going to discuss how vata balance capsules help in balancing vata dosha and alleviates various disorders.

Therapeutic Properties Of Vata Balance

Vata balance by planet ayurveda is an effective herbal remedy that is especially formulated for balancing vata dosha. As we read earlier all the movements occurring in the body are governed by vata dosha and the aggravation of vata dosha is responsible for all neurological disorders occurring in our body. Vata balance capsules help in alleviating all the neurological disorders in the body such as Pakshaghata (paralysis), ardita (facial palsy), gridhrasi (sciatica), hanu stambha (lock jaw), etc.

Ingredients Used in Vata Balance Capsules

  1. Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
  2. Agnimanth (Premna integrifolia)
  3. Sonapatha (Oroxylum indicum)
  4. Patola (Stereospermum suaveolens)
  5. Gambhari (Gmelina arborea)
  6. Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
  7. Badi kateri (Solanum indicum)
  8. Prishniparni (Uraria picta)
  9. Kateri (Solanum surattense)
  10. Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris)

Benefits of the Used Ingredients In Vata Balance Capsules

1. Bilva (Aegle marmelos)

Bilva (Aegle marmelos) fruit in unripe form consists of various properties such as teekshna (piercing), snigdha (oiliness), deepana (induce digestive fire), sangrahi (absorbent) and katu (bitter), tikta (pungent)and kashaya (artingent) ras (taste) due to which it is effective in pacifying vata dosha.

2. Agnimanth (Premna integrifolia)

Agnimanth (Premna integrifolia) helps in preventing ama (endotoxins) accumulation in the body and consists of various properties such as ushna (hot), deepan (induce digestive fire), saarak (purgative), balya (strengthening), rasayana (rejuvenating) and vata hara (pacifies vata dosha). Due to the mentioned properties it helps in promoting overall digestive health.

3. Sonapatha (Oroxylum indicum)

Sonapatha (Oroxylum indicum) possesses a hot potency that removes aggravated vata dosha from the body and alleviates various health concerns such as gas, bloating, abdominal distention, etc. It is very effective in managing difficulty while menstruation such as pain, cramps, etc.

4. Patola (Stereospermum suaveolens)

Patola (Stereospermum suaveolens) consists of poshtik (nourishing) properties that prevents the bony damage in case of gout. It possesses kshaya (astringent) and tikta (bitter) taste which pacifies kapha and vata dosha and reduces pain and inflammation.

5. Gambhari (Gmelina arborea)

Gambhari (Gmelina arborea) is enriched with agni deepak (induce digestive fire), pachak (digestive) and malbedhak (purgative) properties consists of properties with madhur (sweet), kshaya (astringent) and tikta (bitter) taste. These properties promote digestive health and manage all the digestion related issues such as abdominal pain, bloating, distention of abdomen, cramps, etc.

6. Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum)

Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum) is very effective in relieving pain and inflammation in various joint disorders such as all types of arthritis, osteoporosis, osteopenia, etc. It possesses ushna (hot), shotha hara (anti-inflammatory), angamarda hara (relieves body pain), balya (strengthening) and rasayana (rejuvenating) properties. It also provides strength to the joints and maintains overall joint health.

7. Badi kateri (Solanum indicum)

Badi kateri (Solanum indicum) consists of miraculous properties such as ushna (hot), deppan (induce digestive fire), pachan (digestive), grahi (initiates absorption), vata ghana (reduce vata dosha), kapha ghana (pacifies kapha dosha), shotha hara (anti-inflammatory) and angamarda hara (reduces pain). These properties are very effective in pacifying vata dosha, helps in reducing pain and inflammation thus beneficial in asthi gata vikara (bone disorders).

8. Prishniparni (Uraria picta)

Prishniparni (Uraria picta) improves overall digestive health due to its ushna (hot in potency), laghu (light in digestion), tridosha ghana (reduces tridosha) and deepniya (induce digestive fire). All these properties are effective in reducing the accumulation of ama and prevents formation of free radicals in the body which further prevents various vataj disorders (neurological disorders).

9. Kateri (Solanum surattense)

Kateri (Solanum surattense) includes vedna sthapaka properties which means it has analgesic properties and is considered as one of the best ayurvedic pain relievers. As vata dosha aggravation is responsible for any type of pain in the body, thus kateri by pacifying vata dosha relieves pain in the body.

10. Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris)

Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) helps in the detoxification of the body due to its miraculous mutrala (diuretic) properties. With detoxification of the body it prevents the accumulation of free radicals in the body which acts as one of the major causes of any health condition.

Who can use this Product?

Vata Balance capsules by Planet Ayurveda can be consumed by the advice of Ayurvedic physicians on a prescribed dosage. It can be given to all age groups from children to old age. The herbal remedy is available in capsule form thus it is easy to administer as it has no pungent or bitter taste.

Specific Diseases That This Product Can Manage

  • Aa Vata dosha aggravation is responsible for degeneration of the sapta dhatus (seven bodily tissues) thus vata balance capsules helps in preventing the depletion of sapta dhatus and prevents various degenerative diseases such as Parkinsonism, Alzheimer's disease, Multiple sclerosis, etc.
  • Vata balance capsules are very effective in relieving various vataj disorders such as ardita (facial palsy), antarayama (forward bending), bahirayama (backward bending), hanu graha (locked jaw), akshepaka (convulsions), dandaka (stick like spasticity in body), etc.
  • These herbal capsules consists of deepan (induces digestive fire) and pachan (improves digestion) properties due to which it is very beneficial in relieving digestion related issues such as ajirna (indigestion), aruchi (anorexia), adhman (abdominal distension with constipation), atopa (gas or bloating), anaha (gurgling sound in abdomen without constipation) and various others.
  • Asthi (bone) and vata dosha are ashraya and ashrayi (interdependence to each other), so if vata dosha gets aggravated then it ultimately affects bone health and leads to various diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteopenia, etc. For preventing and managing such diseases you can take Vata Balance capsules by planet ayurveda.
  • It is very beneficial in alleviating various menstruation related health concerns such as dysmenorrhea, oligomenorrea, etc and alleviates pain, cramps, spasm while menstruation.

Dosage Of Vata Balance

The dosage can be taken as advised by an Ayurvedic practitioner only. It may vary from 1-2 capsules twice daily or more depending upon the age and condition of the patient and can be consumed with plain water.

Side Effects Of Vata Balance

These capsules have no side effects if taken under advised dosage. If someone has pittaj disorders such as burning sensation, diarrhea, dysentery, skin disease and various others, it's better to avoid it as it consists of hot potency so it may worsen your condition.

Products Details

  • Product form: Capsule form
  • Package type: Bottled pack
  • Package quantity: Each bottle contains 60 capsules
Benefits Of Vata Balance

Advantages Of Using Vata Balance

All the formulations produced by Planet Ayurveda are formulated under the strict guidance of M.D. Ayurveda practitioners. Here are some reasons why vata balance capsules by Planet Ayurveda are beneficial for you, let's take a look:

  • These capsules consist of pure and standardized extracts of dashmool gana (category includes 10 herbal roots).
  • This formulation is free from any kind of fillers, synthesized material, preservatives, resins, gums, etc.
  • As it is 100% pure so it does not produce any side effects if taken under the guidance of a physician.
  • Feel free to consume these herbal capsules and get rid of any kind of vataj disorders.

Conclusion

Vata Balance capsules by planet ayurveda is an effective remedy for balancing vata dosha. It consists of various vata balancing herbs that help in various kinds of vata related disorders. The capsules are really effective and give good results along with a strict diet and lifestyle that is vata pacifying. The formulation is not having any kind of side effects if taken under strict guidance of Ayurvedic Practitioners. So feel free to consume vata balance capsules if you are having any health concern related to aggravated vata dosha and if you have any query you may share your query on herbalremedies123@yahoo.com