Health Benefits of Turmeric

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Curcuma longa or turmeric is also known as Haridra or Haldi is a yellow-orange flavorful spice often known as the “golden spice”. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is one of the most useful and important herbs. There are numerous, incredible benefits of turmeric and experts believe its usefulness for many health-related issues.

Turmeric is an herbaceous perennial plant that grows up to 1 mt in height.

Leaves: alternate, green, smooth, tapering at both ends and arranged in pairs

  • Further divided into the leaf blade, leaf sheath, and petiole. Leaves are 2 feet in length

Rhizomes– highly branched, yellow color

  • Cylindrical in nature
  • Aromatic in nature

Flowering season: In the month of august

  • Hermaphrodite flowers
  • Dull yellow in color
  • Arranged in pair of five

Habitat: it is mainly native to India. Also found in tropical regions of Africa, also cultivated in China, in Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Turmeric is an underground root stem or rhizome of the leafy turmeric plant, which is native to India and cultivated in tropical countries of Indonesia and Burma. In India, Ayurvedic doctors use it widely for treatment purposes. Most women apply the paste of powdered root on the face to enhance complexion and get a golden glow. Haridra is astringent, bitter, and pungent in taste. It helps to balance all three doshas and its heating property balances Kapha and Vata doshas energies) and balances Pitta doshas due to its bitter nature.

  • Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
  • Family: Zingiberaceae
  • English Name: Turmeric
  • Hindi: Haldi
  • Marathi: Halad
  • Sanskrit: Haridra, Gouri, Aushadhi, and Kanchani

Properties:

  • Rasa (taste) – Tikta (bitter) and Katu (pungent)
  • Virya (action)- Ushna in nature
  • Vipaka (conversion after digestion)- Katu (Pungent)
  • Guna (qualities) – Ruksha (roughness) and Laghu (lightness)
  • Gana: Shirovirechana, Haridradi, Kusthaghna,
  • Dosha effect – Tridoshic at normal dosages. It pacifies Kapha and Vata due to its pungent and warming nature. It pacifies the Pitta dosha as it has a bitter and astringent taste.
  • Prabhava: Purifies complexion of skin
  • Effect on Manas doshas: Sattvic in nature but somehow become Rajas

Chemical composition:

Turmeric composed of hundreds of molecular constituents, each with a variety that is biologically active. There are almost 20 molecules that are anti-biotic in nature, cancer preventatives are 14 in natures, 12 that are anti-tumoral in nature, 12 in number are anti-inflammatory and there at last 10 different anti-oxidants. There are three gold-colored alkaloidal Curcuminoids in turmeric called as Demethoxy-curcumin, Curcumin, and Bisdemethoxy-curcumin. Mostly in raw state Turmeric, there is only 3-5% Curcuminoids but researches done is with a 95% Curcuminoid extract of Turmeric.  The rhizome consists of:

  • 70% carbohydrates
  • 7% protein
  • 4% of minerals
  • 4% essential oils
  • 1% vitamins, resin, and other alkaloids

Action:

  • Act as analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-tumor
  • Anti-allergic
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Astringent
  • Carminative action
  • Cholagogue in nature
  • Improves digestive system
  • Diuretic in nature
  • Act as stimulant

Indication:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Hepatitis-C, Genital Herpes)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Indigestion,
  • Inflammation
  • Acne
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Kidney Infections
  • Gallstones
  • Anemia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Liver Disease
  • Leprosy
  • Amenorrhea
  • Edema
  • Bronchitis
  • Common Cold
  • Headaches
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Bursitis
  • Food poisoning
  • Parasites
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Promotes circulation of blood
  • Lower back
  • Strengthen the stomach and promote its function
  • Abdominal pain
  • Used as a mosquito repellent,
  • Wound healer
  • Stimulates the formation of new blood tissue
  • Treat scorpion stings
  • Turmeric helps in hormonal balance and works on female reproductive and lactation process
  • In men, it improves the quality of semen
  • Treat external ulcers

Benefits of turmeric:

  • Osteoarthritis: it is used to relieve osteoarthritis as turmeric consist of curcumin that can reduce markers of inflammation.
  • Obesity: curcumin helps in obesity and it helps to regulate body fat as turmeric inhibits the inflammatory properties
  • Heart disease: Turmeric reduces the risk of heart disease by reducing “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Diabetes: it helps to improve blood sugar metabolism and potentially reduce the side effects of diabetes on a healthy body
  • Liver: the extract of turmeric works as a protective shield against chronic liver damage by helping reduce harmful oxidative stress on liver cells.
  • Cancer: curcumin may reduce the activity of colon and other cancerous cells in the body and hence prevent cancer
  • Antifungal: curcumin disrupts the fungal cell membranes and could be used in treatment with fungal medication for better results
  • Antibacterial: Turmeric and curcumin have strong antibacterial properties. It helps to reduce the growth of many disease-causing bacteria in the body
  • Blood purifier- it helps in blood circulation and used in the treatment of atherosclerosis. It used to remove the accumulation of toxins from the body. Expel out extra Kapha and Meda doshas,
  • Used in bone-related disorders as it has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It helps to stimulate digestive fire and used as a stomach tonic in stomach related ailments.
  • In the wound healing process, it is used externally d also rejuvenates skin tone. It also treats sores and used in cosmetics.
  • A paste of turmeric is used in the treatment of acne and pimples.
  • Also treats anemia
  • Used to cure cough and cold.
  • Best in treatment of breast cancer

CAC CURCUMIN CAPSULE

It is a herbo-mineral capsule of size 500 MG which is 100% safe and is the purely Ayurvedic formulation. CAC Curcumin Capsules helps in pacifying all three doshas. Curcumin Capsule is beneficial for a variety of skin conditions like Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis. This Capsule contains a standardized extract of the herb Curcumin (Curcuma longa). Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric having powerful Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-microbial, and Antioxidant properties. These Capsules lowers the risk of Heart Attack, prevents Cancer by reducing the growth of cancerous cells, helps in treating Alzheimer’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis and also has Anti-depressant property. These Capsules are a very popular Anti-aging supplement.


Uses CAC CURCUMIN CAPSULE  are :

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Heart diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Delays the aging process
  • Anti-depressant
  • Antibacterial
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-cancerous
  • Dermatitis
  • Regulates body fat
  • Diabetes
  • Antifungal
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Immune-modulator
  • Analgesic

Ingredients of CAC CURCUMIN CAPSULE are :

Each capsule contains:

Curcumin (Curcuma longa) – 500 mg

ABOUT PRODUCT:

  • 100% natural & safe product
  • This product is formulated under the guidance of MD Ayurveda expert
  • Natural & Herbal supplement for overall health
  • Maintains a healthy immune system
  • Free from preservatives & chemicals
  • 125 years of serving mankind through Ayurveda.
  • Serving society 4th Generation in Ayurveda.

DOSAGE: Take two capsules twice daily.

Health Benefits of Garlic

HEALTH-BENEFITS-OF-GARLIC

It is a perennial scaigerous foetid with underground bulbs. the flowers are hermaphrodites(consist of both male and female parts) which are pollinated by bees and insects.

Leaves are simple, long, flat and linear, small, white in rounded umbels mixed with small bulbils. It can grow in sandy and loamy soils but prefers well-drained soil. It can grow in the shade but preferably grown in dry or moist soil.

Garlic is an anti-aging spice. It is hot, cleansing, cardiac tonic, digestive, good for eyes, improves hair quality, relieve coughs, asthma, etc

Garlic or Allium sativum is widely used as a flavoring spice in the kitchen but it has also been used as a medicinal drug throughout the ancient and modern era; it has been used to prevent and treat a wide range of disorders.

Garlic belongs to the genus Allium and is compared to an onion, rakkyo (an onion present in Asian countries), chive, scallion, leek, and shallot. It has been used by humans for thousands of years and was used in Ancient Egypt for culinary purposes as well as health and therapeutic benefits.

Throughout history in the Middle East, Nepal, and East Asia garlic has been used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), bronchitis, TB (tuberculosis), dysentery, liver disorders, flatulence, colic, rheumatism, intestinal worms, diabetes, and various kind of fevers.

Garlic is used as health supplements which may vary widely in amount of active ingredient allicin, found in garlic. Allicin is unbalanced and can be reduced in various garlic products that are aged or old to reduce odor. Odorless garlic may contain little to no active allicin. The lower the amount of active ingredient, the less effective a garlic product might be.

  • Botanical name: Allium sativum
  • Family- Liliaceae

Varieties:

  • Girija – garlic found in mountains
  • Kshetraja- cultivated in lands

In nighantus:

  • Lashuna- allium satium
  • Maha kanda/grunjaa- allium ascalonium

Properties:

  • Rasa (taste)- madhura (sweet), lavana(salt), katu(pungent), tikhta(bitter), kashaya(astringent)
  • Guna(qualities)- snigdha(oily), guru(heavy), teekshana(strong), piercing
  • Sara- induces mobility, causes diarrhea, purgation, relieves constipation.
  • Snigdha- unctuous, oily
  • Teekshana- strong, piercing
  • Vipaka- katu- undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion.
  • Veerya – ushana- hot potency
  • Effect on tridoshas- balances Vata and Kapha, increases pitta doshas.

As per Ayurveda:

  • Balya- nourishing
  • Chakushya- improves eye vision
  • Deepana- ignites the digestive fire
  • Hridya- acts as a heart tonic
  • Medhya- brain tonic
  • Vrashya- aphrodisiac
  • Rasayana- rejuvenator
  • Jantughna- antimicrobial
  • Raktadoshhar-. It purifies the blood
  • Varnya- improves complexion,
  • Bhagnasandhankar- aids in the healing of fractures
  • Vrushya– increasing sperm count and sperm motility
  • Balances Vata and Kapha doshas but increases Pitta doshas

It is known as mahoushadha. That means it treats disorders due to Vata imbalance. It can have positive effects on many disorders. Garlic clears the (srotas or channels, produces sperm and spermatic fluid (shukra) along with ovum and ovarian hormones (shonita). It also provides nourishment to the breasts

Benefits of garlic

1. Garlic act as Blood Purifier:

Acne is a common disorder. It’s time to treat the root cause of acne by removing toxins from blood internally to get healthy skin externally. Take two cloves of raw garlic with some lukewarm water every morning, and take 2-3 liter of water the everyday. If one wants to shed some weight, squeeze the half lemon juice in a glass of little warm water and have 2 cloves of garlic in the morning time. Garlic will help to cleanse your body system and flush out wasteful toxins.

2. Cold and Flu:

Garlic is used to provide relief from those stubborn cold and flu-like symptoms. Taking 2-3 cloves cooked or raw garlic a day or sipping some garlic herbal tea with a spoon of honey or ginger to give a taste. It not only going to relieve a stuffed or blocked nose and helps to cure the symptoms of cold but also build up your immune system against these frequent occurring cold and flu. Garlic could fight off infection caused by meat-eaters or non-vegetarians from the body. It is most commonly used by labor class who are exposed to infections and disease-causing bacteria. Garlic can be added to broths, hot stews, and soups to fight against sinusitis, cold and flu

3. Prevention of Heart Disorders:

Garlic helps to lower cholesterol levels when used daily because it consists of the anti-oxidant properties of Allicin. It is immensely valuable to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It is imperative to consume garlic in raw or semi-cooked form as the sulfur-containing compound Allicin tends to lose its medicinal value when garlic is cooked whole.

4. Anti-bacterial and Anti-parasitic:

Garlic is one of the best medicinal ingredients from ages – it has been used to treat bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections as it has antibiotic properties from ancient times. Studies suggested that using diluted garlic extract helps with tapeworm infections in children. A ward off cavity-causing bacteria is removed with the help of garlic.

5. Cancer Prevention:

Daily consumption of garlic helps to prevent stomach and colorectal cancers. It also used to strengthen the immunity of the body against cancer-causing agents.

6.For Skin and Hair:

Garlic protects the skin from the effect of free radicals and slows down the process of depletion of collagen fibers which causes the loss of elasticity in aging skin. Garlic Applied topically does wonders to the skin which is infected with fungal and bacterial infections and provides relief from skin disorders like eczema. It is one of an effective remedy for fungal infections like athlete’s foot and ringworms. Garlic is no less powerful ingredient for your thinning hairs. Rubbing crushed garlic extract or juice on the scalp or massaging with garlic-infused oil helps to prevent and even reverse hair loss.

7. Splinters:

One can use garlic against stubborn splinters. Place a piece of cut garlic clove over the splinter cut and covers with a bandage and say bye-bye to splinters

Other uses:

  • It helps to reduce oxidative stress due to its antioxidant properties.
  • It minimizes bone loss by balancing estrogen levels in females
  • It helps to improve libido and enhance sexual desire. It resolves premature ejaculation
  • It helps in relieving insulin in the body. Maintain healthy blood sugar levels
  • Rasona oil is good to suppress the pain in the ear
  • It is good in Alzheimer’s and dementia disorders

CAC garlic capsules:

CAC Garlic Capsules are herbal and purely Ayurvedic formulation. It is used in diseases related to heart and blood systems. In foods and beverages, fresh garlic, garlic powder, and garlic oil are used to add flavor. It balances all the three doshas of the body i.e. Vata, Pitta, Kapha and maintains a healthy balance of these doshas. It is very effective for high cholesterol, diabetes, and high lipid levels. It is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and immunomodulator.

Ingredients:

Garlic (Allium sativum) – 500mg

USES OF GARLIC CAPSULES

  • High blood pressure
  • Prostate cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Prevent tick bites
  • Common cold
  • Indigestion

DOSAGE: 1-2 Capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

ABOUT PRODUCT:

  • Chandigarh Ayurved Centre products are 100% safe and natural. MADE IN INDIA.
  • This product is formulated under the guidance of the MD Ayurveda expert.
  • Natural and herbal products for overall health.
  • Free from preservatives and chemicals.
  • 125 years of serving mankind through Ayurveda.

Health Benefits of Giloy

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Guduchi or giloy is a famous Ayurvedic herb, used extensively in many diseases like fever, diabetes, urinary tract disorders, anemia, jaundice, asthma, cardiac disorders. It is the most common immune-modulator herb. In Ayurveda, it is named as amrita because of numerous medicinal properties. Giloy acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-cancerous, and excellent body purifier.

Giloy is an herb that is common in Ayurvedic practice and is termed as queen of herbs. It has been used in Ayurveda for years to treat various kinds of disorders. Giloy has often known as ‘Amruta’ – the Sanskrit term for nectar. Botanically, giloy is a deciduous shrub that creeps and grows in tropical areas.

  • Botanical name: Tinospora cordifolia
  • Family: Menispermaceae
  • Qualities, the effect on tridoshas.
  • Rasa(taste)- Kashaya
  • Vipaka- taste conversion after digestion, madhura
  • Guna –qualities-laghu- light to digest Snigdha-oily, unctuous
  • Veerya-potency- ushana hot
  • Effect on tridoshas- doshatrayahara- balances tridosha- Vata, pitta, kapha.

Medicinal value of giloy:

The giloy can treat a myriad of diseases as it is high in nutritional value. It has an abundant amount of alkaloids. Other biochemical materials found in giloy are flavonoids, steroids, carbohydrates, lignans, and so on. Due to its high nutrient value, giloy is used to manufacture many herbal, ayurvedic and modern treatment.

Ayurvedic properties:

As per Ayurveda giloy act as:

  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-arthritic
  • Anti-periodic
  • Anti-pyretic
  • Anti-pruritic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Cardio tonic
  • Carminative
  • Bitter tonic
  • Blood-purifier
  • Digestant
  • Diuretic,
  • Expectorant,
  • Anti-diabetic,
  • Anti-gonorrhea
  • Anti-emetic
  • Anti-icteric.

Benefits of giloy:

1. Boost immune system:

Giloy is a universal immunity-boosting herb”. It is rich in antioxidant properties that fight against free-radicals, keep body cells healthy and helps to get rid of diseases. Giloy helps to remove harmful toxins, purifies blood, fights against diseases causing bacteria and also combats with liver disorders and urinary tract infections. it is useful in treating infertility and also Giloy is experts in treating heart related conditions

2. Treats Chronic Fever:

Giloy is useful to treat recurrent fevers. hence Giloy acts as anti-pyretic in nature, it helps to reduce signs and symptoms of several life-threatening conditions like Swine Flu, Dengue, and Malaria as well”.

3. Improves Digestion:

“Giloy is very useful in improving the digestive system and treating bowel related disorders. You can consume half a gram of giloy powder or capsule with some amla daily to maximize results, or with jaggery for treating issues like constipation.

4. Treats Diabetes mellitus:

Giloy acts as a hypoglycaemic drug and helps to treat diabetes particularly Type 2 diabetes. Giloy juice helps reduce high levels of blood sugar and works as a wonderful herb.

5. Reduces Stress and Anxiety:

Giloy acts as an adaptogenic herb. It helps to reduce mental stress as well as anxiety issues. It helps to get rid of toxins, enhances the memory, makes your mind calms and makes it great health tonic when combined with other herbs.

6. Fights Respiratory disorders:

Giloy is popularly known as an anti-inflammatory herb and helps to reduce respiratory problems like frequent cough, cold, tonsils, and other respiratory disorders”.

7. Treats Arthritis:

“Giloy acts as an anti-inflammatory and has anti-arthritic properties that help treat arthritis and its several signs and symptoms. For relieving joint pain, the powder from giloy stem can be boiled with milk or water and can be consumed daily. to treat rheumatoid arthritis one can be used along with ginger

8. Reduces Asthmatic Symptoms:

The symptoms of asthma are chest tightness, coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc. which makes it very difficult to treat such a condition. One can Chew giloy root or can drink giloy juice which is helpful to treat asthma.

9. Improves Vision:

Giloy plant is applied to the eyes in several parts of India as it helps to boost the clarity of vision. One can boil Giloy powder in water, allow it to cool down and apply over the eyelids.

10. Reduces Signs Of Aging:

Giloy plant contains properties like anti aging that help reduce dark spots, pimples, fine lines and wrinkles. It gives you that flawless, glowing skin

Other uses:

  • One can use giloy decoction along with ghee empty stomach, daily in the morning time helps to cure all types of skin disorders.
  • Using giloy delays the ejaculation time and thus it acts as an aphrodisiac in nature. Giloy is one of the best herbs for the management of premature ejaculation.
  • Giloy is given to lactating mothers, who are experiencing a lack of milk production.
  • It acts as a rejuvenating herb, especially in the Ayurvedic system of medicine.
  • It is quite effective for gastro-intestinal disorders like acid dyspepsia, dyspepsia, gastritis, etc.
  • It is known as Indian Quinine and used widely in Infective spleenomegaly, hepatitis, and in the last stage of syphilis.
  • It helps to vitalize the liver tissues thus safeguards the liver, kidney and heart functioning.
  • Giloy acts as a powerful medhya Rasayana, which helps to enhance power as well as memory grasping.
  • Giloy increases the antibody-producing cells, and stimulates the immunity and helps in circulating antibody throughout the body.

GILOY CAPSULES BY CAC

CAC Giloy Capsules are herbo mineral and purely Ayurvedic formulation. Giloy has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for ages. It is also known as AMRITA which translates to the root of immortality because of its abundant medicinal properties. It can be used in the form of capsules, juice, and powder. But CAC capsules are highly efficient as they contain the required amount of Giloy in them and are 100% natural and safe. It is one of the best Rasayan of Ayurveda that helps Rejuvenate your body in all aspects. It is a very good antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial herb. Giloy capsules support normal kidney functions, have blood purifying properties, treat liver disorders, skin diseases, general weakness and boost your immune system to fight against infections.

USES OF GILOY CAPSULES:

  • Boost immunity
  • Treat chronic fevers
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Treat Diabetes
  • Fight Respiratory problems
  • Treat Arthritis
  • Improves vision
  • Reduce signs of aging
  • Reduce Asthmatic symptoms

Each 500 mg capsule contains:

Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) 500mg

DOSAGE: Take 1-2 capsules twice daily after meals.

ABOUT PRODUCT:

  • Chandigarh Ayurved Centre products are 100% safe and natural. MADE IN INDIA.
  • This product is formulated under the guidance of the MD Ayurveda expert.
  • Natural and herbal products for overall health.
  • Free from preservatives and chemicals.
  • 125 years of serving mankind through Ayurveda.
  • Serving society 4th Generation in Ayurveda

 

How to treat Diarrhea through Ayurveda?

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Diarrhea is the frequent passage of loose and watery stools with or without abdominal pressure and cramps. It is commonly referred to as gas or flatulence. It is one of the most common illnesses in all age groups as the main cause of lost days of work or school.

People of all age groups can suffer from the condition, and the average adult has one episode of acute diarrhea per year. The main cause of severe illness is the loss of fluids and electrolytes. The fluid passes out of the body before it is absorbed by the intestines. When it is unable to drink fluids fast enough to compensate for the water loss due to which diarrhea is impaired, this results in dehydration.

Diarrhea is generally divided into two types:

  1. Acute
  2. Chronic

Acute diarrhea is a condition that lasts from a few days up to a week.

Chronic diarrhea can be defined in several ways, but it usually lasts for more than three weeks.

There’s another type which is known as traveler’sdiarrhea. It happens when there is diarrhea after being exposed to bacteria or parasites while on vacation in a developing nation.

What is the Ayurvedic view of Diarrhea?

In Ayurveda, diarrhea is referred to as “Atisara”. As per the doshas, Atisara has been classified into 6 types– vataj, pittaj, kaphaj, sannipatik, bhayaj, and shokaj types.

Vatajatisara is mainly caused by Vatadosha and is marked by painful loose stools with gases and sounds. In Pittajatisara there is a vitiation of pitta dosha and passing of stools with a burning sensation and offensive odor. Stool in kaphajatisara is sticky, oily, and whitish with a foul odor. Sannipatikatisara is caused due to the vitiation of three doshas and have mixed characteristics. Bhayaj and Shokajatisara is caused due to fear as well as grief.

What are the causes of diarrhea?

The main causes of diarrhea include viral and bacterial infections, intestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome [IBS]), reactions to medications, and food intolerance.

Other causes include:

  1. Alcohol consumption
  2. Allergies to certain foods
  3. Diabetes mellitus
  4. Other diseases of the intestines (such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)
  5. Eating foods that upset the digestive system
  6. Bacterial infections (the cause of most types of food poisoning) or other organisms
  7. Laxative abuse is also the reason by taking too many laxatives or taking them too frequently
  8. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
  9. Radiation and chemotherapy
  10. Running (It is “runner’s diarrhea” whose reasons aren’t clear.)
  11. Surgery related to digestive system
  12. Trouble in the absorption of certain nutrients also called “malabsorption”
  13. Diarrhea may also follow constipation, especially for those who have irritable bowel syndrome.

Dysentery is a type of diarrhea that contains blood, pus, or mucus.

What are the symptoms of diarrhea?

The main symptom of diarrhea is watery stools. This usually happens due to a virus that gets into your gut. The passage of red-coloredstool suggests intestinal bleeding and could be a sign of a more severe infection. The passage of thick and tarry black stools suggests significant intestinal bleeding. The stools appear green in color because it passes through the intestines faster than the usual.

Some of the people call it “intestinal flu” or “stomach flu.”

Other symptoms are-

  • Stomach cramps
  • Fever and chills
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • The urgency of bowel movements
  • Dehydration
  • fatigue
  • dry mucous membranes
  • increased heart rate
  • a headache
  • lightheadedness
  • increased thirst
  • Decreased urination
  • dry mouth
  • confusion
  • sunken eyes

 How to diagnose diarrhea?

Some laboratory tests to examine urine and blood samples.

Other tests that determine the cause of diarrhea and other related conditions which includes:

  1. Stool culture to check for bacteria, parasites, or signs of disease
  2. Colonoscopy to check the entire colon
  3. Sigmoidoscopy to check the rectum and lower colon
  4. A colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy to determine an intestinal disease if you have severe or chronic diarrhea.
  5. Blood tests to look for certain diseases or disorders
  6. Stool tests to check for bacteria or parasites

What is the Panchakarma Treatment for Diarrhea?

There are no panchakarma treatments for diarrhea patients because the patient is so weak due to dehydration. The medicines that are mentioned below are very effective in treating diarrhea.

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing a wonderful kit named Diarrhea Go Kit which is useful in treating acute as well as chronic bacteria. This kit comprises of- Detox standard powder, sheetdhara syrup, kutajGhanVati, and liver care syrup. These ingredients balance the three doshas.

DIARRHEA-GO-KIT

1. Detox Standard Powder:

Detox standard powder comprises of a combination of natural and pure herbo-mineral ingredients such as- Giloysatav, shankhbhasam, Sudhyog tab, Parwalpishti, shwetparpati, Tal sindoor, Motipishti, Sutshekharras, Akikpishti&Jaharmohrapishti. The pishti present in it are useful in the treatment of diarrhea problems. It also treats the symptoms associated with diarrhea like general weakness, fatigue, abdominal pain, cramps, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.

2. Sheetdhara Syrup:

Sheet dhara Syrup is a natural antacid that neutralizes the stomach content and relieves heartburn, indigestion, or an upset stomach. This formulation is helpful in other health conditions like gastritis, abdominal bloating, cramps, etc. It also balances the pitta dosha and relieves burning sensation in the body.

Recommended Dosage: Take half teaspoon twice a day with four teaspoons of water on an empty stomach.

3. KutajGhanVati:

Kutaj GhanVati is a classical herbal formulation that is very effective in curing acute as well as chronic diarrhea, intestinal infection, etc. KutajGhanVati contains ingredients like Kutaj (Holarrhenaantidysenterica), Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum) that manage the symptoms like loose stools, general weakness, fatigue, cramps, etc. These herbs also show antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Recommended Dosage: Take two tablets twice a day before a meal with water.

4. Liver care syrup:

Liver Care syrup balances the Pitta dosha and enhances the regeneration of liver cells and promotes liver functioning. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, and obstructive Jaundice. The herbs and minerals present in it are Bhumi amla( Phyllanthusniruri), Kutaki (Picrorhizakurroa), Kalmegh (Andrographispaniculata), Yavakshar( Hordeumvulgare), Giloy(TinosporaCordifolia), MuktaShuktapishti, ImliKshar( Tamarindusindica), etc. Being an Antioxidant, it eliminates the amadosha and also relieves inflammation. This formulation also shows hepato-protective, properties. Regular use of this syrup treats the symptoms related with diarrhea.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.

Bell’s Palsy and Its Ayurvedic Treatment

What is Bell’s palsy?

Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles. It occurs when the nerve that controls the facial muscles becomes swollen or compressed.

In this condition, one side of your face droops or become stiff. There will be difficulty in smiling or closing the eye on the affected side. In most of the cases, Bell’s palsy is temporary and symptoms usually go away after a few weeks.

Although Bell’s palsy can occur at any age, but the condition is more common among people between the age group of 16 to 60.

What causes Bell’s palsy?

Bell’s palsy occurs when the seventh cranial nerve becomes swollen which results in the facial weakness or paralysis. This cranial nerve passes through a narrow and bony area within the skull. When this nerve even a little bit of nerve swells, it pushes against the skull’s hard surface. This affects the proper working of the nerve. The main cause of this disease is not known, but medical researchers have believed that it is most likely to be triggered by a viral infection.

The viruses/bacteria that are linked to the development of Bell’s palsy include:

Herpes simplex virus: It causes cold sores and genital herpes

HIV: This damages the body’s immune system

Sarcoidosis, which causes organ inflammation

Herpes zoster virus: This virus causes chickenpox and shingles

Epstein-Barr virus: It causes mononucleosis

Lyme disease, which is a bacterial infection caused by the infected ticks

What are the symptoms of Bell’s palsy?

The symptoms of Bell’s palsy develop one to two weeks after infections like cold, ear, or eye infection. It usually appears abruptly, and the person may notice it when wake up in the morning or when trying to eat or drink.

This condition is marked by a droopy appearance on one side of the face and the person is unable to open or close your eye on the affected side. In some of the cases, Bell’s palsy may affect both sides of the face.

Other signs and symptoms of Bell’s palsy include:

  • drooling
  • difficulty eating and drinking
  • an inability to make facial expressions, such as smiling or frowning
  • facial weakness
  • muscle twitches in the face
  • dry eye and mouth
  • headache
  • sensitivity to sound
  • irritation of the eye on the involved side

What are the risk factors for Bell’s palsy?

Here are some of the risk factors that increase the chances of Bell’s palsy:

  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Lungs infection
  • A family history of the condition

Most of the time, these symptoms are only temporary.


What is the Ayurvedic treatment of bell’s Palsy?

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing a wonderful kit known as “Bell’s palsy care kit”, this kit includes – Detox premium powder, Trikatu syrup, Panchasakarchurna, nerve up tablet, nerve plus tablet, and makarrasayan. These Ayurvedic formulations contain various effective herbs that possess many medicinal properties which can cure Bell’s palsy through its root cause. These formulations are free from additives, preservatives and having no side effects.

Bells-Palsy

1. Detox Premium Powder:

Detox premium powder is a herbo-mineral sachet which helps in detoxification and maintain proper metabolism of the body. This formulation provides strength to the nervous system and facilitates the proper conduction of signal impulses from the nerves to the muscles. The ingredients are shuktapishti, motipishti, Giloysatv, parwalpishti, JaharMohra, akikpishti, gandhakrasayan, kamdudharas, sutshekharras, etc. This formulation shows anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune modulator properties.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.


2. Nerve up tablet:

Nerve up tablets are pure ayurvedic formulation that balances the Vata as well as Kaphadosha. These acts as a nervine stimulant and shows wonderful results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like abhrakbhasma, pravalpishti, shudhashilajit, shudhakuchala, shankhbhasma, etc. These ingredients are beneficial in the Bell’s palsy.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.


3. Makar rasayan:

Makar rasayan contains various herbal ingredients like shudhashilajit, abhrakbhasma, shudhakuchla, Guduchisatva, rassindoor, moongabhasma, shankhbhasma, pravalpishti, etc. It shows aphrodisiac, analgesic antioxidant, and immune modulator properties. These ingredients improve vitality and the overall health of an individual.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.


4. Nerve Plus tablet:

Nerve plus tablets show Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, and immune- modulator properties. The ingredients present in it are Giloysatav (Tinosporacordifolia), Kali Mirch (Piper nigrum), shudhakuchala, Ghritkumari (Aloe barbadensis), shudhashilajit, shudhavatsnabh, etc. It is beneficial in stimulating nerves and increases the appetite.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.


5. PanchsakarChurna:

Panchsakarchurna is an effective formulation that has been used in Ayurveda for many ages in eliminating the ama from the body. It shows anti-inflammatory, laxative, antioxidant, & analgesic properties. It comprises of ingredients like Swarnapatri, Balaharitaki, Shatapushpa, Shunthi, &Saindhavlavana. All signs & symptoms related to bell’s palsy are treated with the regular use of this churna.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with warm water.


6. Trikatu Syrup:

Trikatu Syrup eliminates excessive Kapha or mucous from the body, manages weight and supports the healthy detoxification of the body. The analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and expectorant properties present in it decreases pain as well as inflammation. It consists of three main herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiberofficinale), &Marich (Piper nigrum). These herbs improve digestion and support normal gastric function.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice or thrice daily before meals.

Proper diet and lifestyle

  • Avoid taking chilled and refrigerated food items.
  • Avoid the intake of curd and other sour foodstuffs.
  • Avoid using fermented foods.
  • Prefer eating wheat in place of rice and cow’s milk in place of buffalo’s milk.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Eat easily digestible food.
  • Do yoga and Pranayam for providing strength to the nerves.

Nasayam

It is the administration of herbal medicine through the nostrils. This panchakarma procedure is mostly used to treat diseases like Bell’s Parkinson’s disease, palsy Paralysis, complex headache, etc. It provides rejuvenation to the brain cells and invades intelligence. With this procedure, the sense organs become stronger and healthier.

Other benefits are:

  • A headache and migraines
  • Neuro-Muscular Condition
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Prevents loose teeth and cleans the oral cavity.
  • Cures stuttering or speech fault.

How to Reduce Uric Acid Naturally?

uric acid

 

What is Uric Acid?

Uric acid is a chemical that is produced when the body breaks down the substances called purines. Purines are produced normally in the body and are also found in some foods and drinks like liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans and peas, and beer.

Mostly, uric acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidneys. From there, it filtered out into the urine or passes through your intestines to regulate “normal” levels.

If the body produces too much uric acid or does not remove enough of it, you can get sick. Excessive production of uric acid in the blood is known as hyperuricemia.

Normal Uric acid levels in females are 2.4-6.0 mg/dL and 3.4-7.0 mg/dL in males.

Uric acid formation may occur when the blood uric acid level rises above the level of 7 mg/dL. It causes ailments such as kidney stones, and gout (collection of uric acid crystals in the joints, especially in your toes and fingers), may occur.

What are the causes of high Uric Acid?

Most of the time, a high uric acid level occurs when the kidneys don’t eliminate an efficient level of uric acid.

Causes of high uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) can be divided into primary (increased uric acid levels due to purine), and secondary (high levels of uric acid due to another disease). Sometimes, there is a high production of uric acid than it can excrete.

Most of the factors that may cause a high uric acid level in the blood include:

  1. Diuretics (water retention relievers)
  2. Drinking too much alcohol
  3. Genetics (inherited tendencies)
  4. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  5. Immune-suppressing drugs
  6. Niacin, or vitamin B-3
  7. Obesity
  8. Psoriasis

High uric acid levels during radiation and chemotherapy kill a lot of cells in the body, which may raise the level of uric acid in the blood. The test is done to check that the level doesn’t get too high.

Primary Hyperuricemia

  • Increased production of uric acid from purine
  • Your kidneys cannot get rid of the uric acid in the blood, results in high levels of uric acid

Secondary Hyperuricemia

  • Kidney disease – This may cause not been unable to clear the uric acid out of the system, thus causing hyperuricemia.
  • Medications can cause in an increase in the level of uric acid in the blood
  • Endocrine or metabolic conditions -certain forms of diabetes, or acidosis can cause hyperuricemia.

What are the symptoms of Hyperuricemia?

You may not have any symptoms but if there is an elevation of blood uric acid in the blood and a person is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia or lymphoma, then the symptoms related to kidney problems, or gouty arthritis from high uric acid levels in your blood will be there.

  • Other symptoms may be fever, chills, fatigue if the uric acid levels are elevated (caused by tumor lysis syndrome)
  • Intense joint pain which becomes more severe in the first 12 to 24 hours
  • This pain that lasts from a few days to a few weeks and spreads to more joints with time
  • There will be redness, tenderness, and swelling of the joints

Herbal Remedies for reducing Uric Acid:

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is recommending the best home remedies to treat gout naturally with these simple home remedies that are easy to use and free from side effects. These home remedies can reduce the pain and ease other symptoms. It includes:

1. Ginger Root:

Ginger root has an anti-inflammatory property and is used as one of the main herb that reduces uric acid levels.

How to use – One way to take ginger root is to just use ginger it into your daily meals when cooking.

You can add half teaspoon of ginger root in a cup of boiling water and drink this mixture once it has been cooled.

Another way is to make a paste of ginger root mixed with normal water and apply it to the affected area. Leave it on for about 30 minutes.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar is the most effective home remedies for relieving pain and swelling. The acidity in the vinegar helps to decrease the uric acid levels in the body.

How to use – Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and mix it properly. Drink it two to three times daily.

3. Lemon Juice:

Lemon is used to relieve joint pain and swelling by reducing the amount of uric acid in the bloodstream. Lemon juice alkalizes the body and reduces the acid amount.

How to use – Squeeze one lemon and mix this lemon juice with half a teaspoon of baking soda. Once the fizzing has stopped, add it in one glass of water and drink it immediately.

Another option is to add lemon juice in one glass of water and drink around three glasses daily for about one month.

4. Olive Oil:

Olive oil contains healthy fats that show an anti-inflammatory effect on the swollen joints in gout and various types of arthritis. Olive oil contains polyphenols that are responsible for this beneficial action. It is also helpful in eliminating the toxins from the body due to its antioxidant activity.

How to use – Include olive oil in your regular diet and it is mainly recommended for gout patients. Start using this oil in all your salads and other dishes for its benefits.

5. Fenugreek Seeds:

The seeds are proven useful and are an effective remedy to ease the symptoms related to high uric acid. Consumption of seeds is very helpful in reducing internal as well as external inflammation of the body.

How to use – Soak 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seed in half cup of water. Keep it untouched overnight and drink that water in the morning and chew those soaked seeds. This helps in reducing the swelling of the joints and can relieve pain.

6. Garlic:

Garlic is considered as a wonderful herb that removes the excess amount of uric acid from the body and relieves the symptoms related to high uric acid in the blood.

How to use – Chew one pod of garlic or chop the garlic and then consume it. For best results, eat this remedy for about 15-20 days regularly.

7. Celery Seeds:

Celery is highly recommended in high uric acid to treat naturally and is proven to be the best home remedy. These seeds are rich in Omega-6 fatty acids and contain diuretic oils. Being a diuretic, it helps in cleaning the system of excess liquids by flushing out the uric acid from the kidneys. It alkalizes the blood and reduces the inflammation in the body.

How to use – Take half a teaspoon of dried celery seeds once a day and drink plenty of water with it.

How to treat Bronchitis through Ayurvedic Treatment?

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an infection of the main airways of the lungs (bronchi), which causes them to become irritated and inflamed. The main airways branch off on either side of the trachea which leads to smaller and smaller airways inside the lungs that are called bronchioles.

The walls of the main airways produce mucus to trap dust and other particles which then irritates.

In most of the cases, bronchitis happens when an infection irritates and inflames the airways and causes them to produce more mucus than usual. Hence, the body tries to shift this extra mucus through coughing.

Hence bronchitis occurs when the bronchial tubes, which carry air to the lungs become inflamed and swollen.

Bronchitis can be described as two types which is being either acute bronchitis or chronic bronchitis.

Two types include:

Acute bronchitis: It is the more common type of disease. Symptoms usually last for a few weeks, but it doesn’t usually cause problems. It commonly affects people of all ages, but it mostly happens in children under the age group of 5.

Chronic bronchitis. It is the more serious type of bronchitis that keeps coming back or doesn’t go away.

What is an Ayurvedic view for Bronchitis?

In Ayurveda, bronchitis is correlated with Kasaroga in which there is an aggravation of Vata and Kaphadosha. These vitiated doshascauses cough, common cold, excessive mucus production, breathlessness, chest congestion, etc. In bronchitis, there is an accumulation of ama in the lungs.

What are the causes of Bronchitis?

Causes of bronchitis are;

Viral and bacterial infections:

Bronchitis is usually caused due to a virus. But less often, it is caused due to bacteria. It is also stated that in most of the cases, bronchitis is caused by the same viruses that cause common cold or flu.

This virus is present in millions of tiny droplets that come out of the nose and mouth during coughing or sneezing.

These droplets typically spread by hang suspended in the air for a while, then land on surfaces. On these surfaces, the virus can survive for up to 24 hours. A person who touches these virus-containing surfaces can spread the virus further by touching something else.

What are the symptoms of Bronchitis?

Symptoms of bronchitis are:

The main symptom of acute bronchitis is having cough, which may bring up clear, yellowish-grey or greenish colored mucus (phlegm).

Other symptoms are similar to that of the common cold or sinusitis, that may include:

  • a sore throat
  • a headache
  • a runny or blocked nose
  • aches and pains
  • tiredness

In acute bronchitis, a cough may last for several weeks after other symptoms have gone. Continuous coughing makes the chest and stomach muscles sore.

In some of the people, there is shortness of breath or wheezing as a result of inflamed airways. But it is more common in those who are suffering from long-term (chronic) bronchitis.

What are the risk factors for Bronchitis?

Various risk factors that increase the risk of bronchitis include:

  1. Cigarette smoking: People who are smoking or who live with a smoker are at a higher risk of acute bronchitis as well as chronic bronchitis.
  2. Low resistance: It results from another acute illness, such as a common cold, or from a chronic condition that compromises the immune system of the body. Older adults, infants, and young children are more vulnerable to infection.
  3. Exposure to irritants on the job: The risk of developing bronchitis is more, if you work around certain lung irritants, such as grains or textiles, or if you are exposed to chemical fumes.
  4. Gastric reflux: Repeated bouts of severe heartburn irritates the throat and make you more prone to developing bronchitis.


What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Bronchitis?

Panchakarma treatment for Bronchitis:

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre offers panchakarma procedures that are recommended for bronchitis patients for balancing the three doshas. These procedures work on the root cause of the disease.

  1. Abhyangam: In this ayurvedic procedure, massage is done with lukewarm oil over the whole body which increases the blood circulation of the body. It also stimulates the internal organs of the body and eliminates the impurities from the body.
  1. Nasya: In this procedure, a few drops of Nasya oil is administered in each nostril. It helps in the elimination of excessive Kaphadosha, mucus, and treats nasal congestion. This Ayurvedic procedure removes extra phlegm out from the body.
  1. Dhumrapan: After nasaya, dhumrapan is given to the patient in which medicated smoking is done to balance the Kaphadosha in the body. It also deals with chest and nose congestion, cough, cold-related to bronchitis.

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing Bronchitis Go Kit for treating bronchitis. This kit comprises of Broncho care syrup, Cough go tablet, Cough powder, Giloy capsule, and Amrittulsiras. These herbal formulations help in balance the three doshas and eliminates the ama from the body.

Bronchitis-Go-Kit

Product details:

1. Broncho care syrup:

Broncho Care Syrup eliminates the toxins from the body. It contains ingredients like Chitrakmool (Plumbagozeylanica), Lasoda (Cordiadichotoma), Kantkari (Solanumsurattense), Vasa Patra (Adhatodavasica), Bharangi (Clerodendrumserratum), Sonth (Zingiberofficinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhizaglabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Pudina (Menthaspicata), etc. All these ingredients in combination shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and bronchodilator properties. It also treats chronic cough, bronchitis, common cold, whooping cough, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day with normal water.

2. Cough Go Tablets:

Cough Go tablet is an ayurvedic formulation that contains ingredients like Kali Mirch (Piper nigrum), Mulethi (Glycyrrhizaglabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Sonth (Zingiberofficinale), etc. These ingredients act a bronchodilator and expectorant that treats chest congestion. It is also very effective in bronchitis, cough, cold, nasal problems, and other respiratory problems.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

3. Cough powder:

Cough powder is very effective in treating cough with mucus, cold, and other respiratory ailments. This herbal formulation contains Ayurvedic ingredients like abharakbhasam, kaph Ketu ras, lakshmivilas rasa, talisadichurna, godantibhasam, yashtimadhuchurna, tankan bhasma, etc. Being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, a bronchodilator, & expectorant properties this powder eliminates the ama from the body.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice a day with honey.

4. Giloy capsule:

Giloy is an Ayurvedic herb that has been used in Ayurveda for many ages to treat fever. These capsules are formulated with the pure and standardized extract of herb giloy (Tinosporacordifolia). These capsules boost up the immune system and remove toxins from the body. It also purifies blood, beneficial in cough, common cold, fever, & bronchitis.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.

5. Amrit Tulsi Ras:

Amrit Tulsi Ras is a pure herbal preparation that contains five types of Tulsi extracts Ocimum sanctum, Ocimumgratissium, Ocimumcanum, Ocimumbasilicum, and Ocimumcitriodorum. These Ayurvedic drops increase immunity and thereby treats respiratory diseases especially bronchitis. It gives effective results in cough, chest pain, throat pain, nasal congestion and other bacterial as well as viral infections.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 drops twice daily in a cup of water.

How to treat Chronic Kidney Disease through Ayurveda?

Kidneys are responsible for filtering the excessive fluids and waste products from the blood which is then eliminated in the urine.

Chronic kidney failure refers to the loss of functioning of kidneys over months or years. In advanced stages, there is a backup of dangerous levels of wastes and fluids in the body. This condition is also called chronic kidney disease.

The term “chronic kidney disease” refers to the long-lasting damage to the kidneys that can get worse with time. If the damage is very worse, then the kidneys may stop working. This condition is also known as kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

What is the Ayurvedic view of Chronic Kidney Disease?

In Ayurved, chronic kidney diseases come under “Vrikk Roga” in which there is an imbalance in the tridoshas (Vata, pitta, and Kapha) which causes an accumulation of ama in the strotas.

What are the causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Anyone can get chronic kidney disease. Some people are more at risk than others and there are several causes that increase the risk for CKD include:

Diabetes mellitus: too much glucose level in the blood can damage the tiny filters in the kidneys

High blood pressure (hypertension): With time, high BP can put a strain on the small blood vessels in the kidneys and stop the proper functioning of kidneys.

Heart-related disease or high cholesterol: There is a build-up of fatty deposits in the blood vessels supplying the kidneys, which can make it harder for them to work in a proper manner.

Having a family member with kidney disease

Being over the age of 60 years or old

kidney infections

glomerulonephritis – kidney inflammation

Polycystic kidney disease –  This is an inherited condition where abnormal growths called cysts develop in the kidneys.

Blockages in the flow of urine – Such conditions are kidney stones that keep coming back or an enlarged prostate.

Long-term use of certain medicines – Medications such as lithium and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are also the main cause.

What are the stages of chronic kidney disease?

Changes in the GFR rate assess the stages of advanced kidney disease is. In the UK, and other countries, the stages of chronic kidney disease are classified as follows:

Stage 1 – In this stage, the GFR rate is at a normal range. However, evidence of kidney disease has been detected.

Stage 2 – In stage two, the GFR rate is lower than 90 milliliters, and evidence of kidney disease has been detected.

Stage 3 – GFR rate is lower than 60 milliliters in this stage, and regardless of whether evidence of kidney disease has been detected.

Stage 4 – GRF rate is lower than 30 milliliters, and there is regardless of whether evidence of kidney disease has been detected.

Stage 5 – In this, the GFR rate is lower than 15 milliliters and renal failure has occurred.

Most of the patients with chronic kidney disease rarely progress beyond Stage 2. It is important for kidney disease to be diagnosed and treated early which prevents the serious damage.


What are the symptoms of kidney failure?

There are one or more of the following symptoms if the kidneys are beginning to fail such as:

  • Itching
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Not feeling hungry
  • Swelling in your feet and ankles
  • Too much urine (pee) or not enough urine
  • Trouble catching your breath
  • Trouble sleeping

If the kidneys stop working suddenly then it is acute kidney failure, and you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal (belly) pain
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Bleeding from nose
  • Rashes
  • Vomiting

Having one or more symptoms may be a sign of serious kidney problems.

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease?

Panchakarma is the best way to detoxify your body internally as well as externally. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides three procedures for Kidney patients along with the ayurvedic medicines mentioned above:

Various panchakarma procedures for chronic kidney disease patients are:

Kshara Basti: Kshara Basti is given to the kidney patients which is prepared from teeksha dravyas and gomutra. It is effective in kaphaja, amaja, & medoja conditions and treats mutrakrichh, mutra sharkara, shoola, mutrashmari, etc.

Patra potli pind sweda: In this procedure, medicated leaves are wrapped in a bag and it is dipped in medicated oil. The whole body of the patient is massaged with this bag. It reduces pain as well as inflammation related to CKD.

Anuvasan Basti: This Basti is prepared from Brihat, saindhav, etc and administered in kidney patients. It provides wonderful results to the chronic kidney patients.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease :

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides a wonderful kit that contains a combination of various herbs that increases the functioning of kidneys. This kit is known as “Kidney Care Kit” that comprises of UTI care tablet, Detox premium powder, gokshuradi guggul, and kidney care churna.

KIDNEY-CARE-KIT

Product details:

1. UTI care tablet

UTI care tablets are prepared from ingredients like Yavakshar (Hordeum vulgare), kalmi Shora (Pottasium nitrate), Naushadar (Ammonium chloride), and Swarna Gairik (Red ochre). It provides effective results in acute as well as chronic kidney disease like urethritis, chronic renal failure, cystitis, nephropathy, urinary tract infections, & prostatitis.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

2. Detox premium powder

Detox Premium Powder is a herbo-mineral preparation that comprises of various ingredients like Parwal Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Shukta Pishti, Varun twak, Gandhak Rasayan, Giloy satv, Gokshru, etc. This combination gives effective results to kidney patients by reducing the serum creatinine level and maintains all other kidney function test levels. It also treats edema, general weakness, shortness of breath associated with CKD.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.

3. Gokshuradi Guggulu

Gokshuradi Guggulu is a classical herbal formulation that contains ingredients like Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Shuddha Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Pippali (Piper longum), Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Amla (Emblica officinalis), etc. These tablets show anti-inflammatory, analgesic, muscle relaxant, properties. These herbal tablets improve the kidney functioning and act as a diuretic. It also gives results in urinary tract infection, difficulty in passing urine, kidney stones, excessive uric acid, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 tablets thrice daily with normal water.

4. Kidney Care Churna

Kidney care churna is prepared from herbs like Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) and Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri). These herbs ineffective combination show anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antioxidant, analgesic, etc properties. As the name suggests, it improves all kidney functions and keeps kidney function tests (serum creatinine, urea, sodium, potassium, chlorine, & uric acid), etc in the normal range. It also reduces swelling in the body, remove kidney stones, deal with urinary tract infection, general weakness, & fatigue, etc related to kidney diseases.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily with normal water.

How to Cure Back Pain Through Ayurveda?

How to Cure Back Pain through Ayurveda

How to Cure Back Pain through Ayurveda

Most of the people have back pain at least once in their lifetime.

Back pain is the most common reason for absence from work and for seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating.

Back pain affects people of any age, for various reasons. As the age increases, the chance of developing lower back pain increases which is due to various causes such as previous occupation and degenerative disk disease.

Lower back pain is commonly linked to the lumbar spine, discs in between the vertebrae of the spine, ligaments around the spine, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the lower back, abdominal and pelvic internal organs, and the skin around the lumbar region.

Problems with the spine-related condition like osteoporosis can lead to back pain.

The human spine consists of a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks, and bones, which works together and provides support to the body. The spine segments are cushioned with cartilage-like pads which are called as discs.

In case of any problem with these components, it can lead to back pain. In some of the cases, its main cause remains unclear. Other causes are- strain, medical conditions, and poor posture, also.

What are the Causes of Back Pain?

Back pain that comes suddenly but lasts not for more than five or six weeks (acute) and this can be caused by a fall or heavy lifting. Chronic pain lasts for more than three months but it is less common than acute pain.

Some conditions that are commonly linked to back pain include:

Muscle or ligament strain: This occurs due to repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement that strains back muscles as well as spinal ligaments.

Bulging or ruptured disks: Disks act as cushions between the spinal vertebrae. These discs can bulge or rupture and press on a nerve. Sometimes there will be bulging or ruptured disk without back pain.

Arthritis: Osteoarthritis affects the lower back which leads to a narrowing of the space around the spinal cord and this condition is called spinal stenosis.

Skeletal irregularities: A condition in which your spine curves can lead to back pain, but generally not until middle age.

Osteoporosis: In this condition, your bones become porous and brittle that can develop compression fractures.

Strain or injury:

Back pain commonly stems from strain or injury. Most of the frequent causes of back pain are- muscle spasm, muscle tension, damaged disks,

Activities that can lead to strains or spasms include:

lifting too heavy objects, abrupt and awkward movements, body structure related problems, etc.

Sciatica: Sharp pain that travels through the buttock and down the back of the leg which is caused due to a bulging or herniated disk pressing on a nerve.

What are the Symptoms of Back Pain?

The main symptom of back pain is pain anywhere in the back region and sometimes it radiates towards the buttocks and legs. Some back issues can cause pain in other parts of the body and it depends on the nerves that are affected.

Other symptoms of back pain can include:

  1. Muscle pain
  2. Shooting or stabbing pain in the affected area
  3. Pain that radiates down your leg
  4. Pain that worsens standing, walking or lifting heavy objects
  5. Pain that improves with reclining

What are the Risk Factors for Back Pain?

Some of the risk factors that develop back pain:

  • Age: Back pain is a more common problem as the age increases, it usually starts around the age group of 30 or 40.
  • Lack of exercise: Weak muscles and lack of exercise might lead to back pain.
  • Excessive weight gain: Excessive body weight puts extra stress on your back.
  • Disease: Some diseases like arthritis and cancer can lead to back pain.
  • Psychological conditions: People who are suffering from depression and anxiety are prone to back pain.
  • Smoking: It reduces blood flow to the spine and unable to deliver nutrients to the back. It slows down the healing process.

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Back Pain?

Panchakarma Treatment:

Panchakarma is the wonderful way that treat all the signs and symptoms related to Backache. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing these procedures which work on the root cause of the disease. It includes-

Kati Vasti: In this procedure, a circular ring is formed on the back with dough and lukewarm medicated oil is poured into it. This is done to relieve pain.

Patra Potli Pind Sweda: In this procedure, a potali (bag) is filled with herbal leaves and is cooked in medicated oil. With this potali lower back is massaged to reduce the pain as well as inflammation.

Shasti Shali Pind Sweda: The shasti shali rice is cooked in medicated oil and the affected area of the back is massaged with this potali.

Abhayang: In this procedure, the lower back is massaged with the medicated herbal oil for removing the toxins that lead to pain and inflammation.

Ayurvedic treatment of Back Pain :

treatment for back pain

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides effective treatment for back pain which is known as Backache solution kit. This kit consists of various Ayurvedic formulations that balance the vitiated doshas. It contains- Ras Rajeshwar Ras, Vishtinduk Vati, Panchsakar Churna, Backache Relief Oil, & Trikatu Syrup.

Description of products-

1. Nerve up tablet:

Nerve up tablets are pure ayurvedic formulation that helps in balancing the Vata doshas as well as Kapha dosha. The ingredients present in it are praval pishti, abhrak bhasma, shudha shilajit, shankh bhasma shudha kuchala, etc. Being a nerve stimulant, it shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It treats Backache, knee pain, headache, bronchitis, depression, etc.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

2. Nerve Plus tablet:

Nerve pus tablet has Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Anti-bacterial, Antioxidant, and immune-modulator properties. It comprises of herbal ingredients like Kali Mirch (Piper nigrum), Ghritkumari (Aloe barbadensis), shudha shilajit, shudha kuchala, Giloy satav (Tinospora cordifolia), shudha vatsnabh, etc. It shows effective results in lower backache, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, increases appetite, etc.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

3. Panchasakar Churna:

Panchsakar Churna is a classical Ayurvedic formulation that consists of five ingredients named as – Balaharitaki – (Unripe fruits of Terminalia chebula), Shunti – (Zingiber officinale), Shatapushpa – (Anethum sowa), Swarnapatri – (Cassia angustifolia), Saindhavan Lavana – (Rock Salt). As a natural detoxifier, it eliminates the toxins from the body. It is also effective in reducing swelling and inflammation thereby reduces the pressure on the lumbar area.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 teaspoonful with Luke warm water at bedtime.

4. Pain-O-Kill Oil:

This herbal oil comprises of Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Kustha (Saussurea lappa), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Vatsnabh (Aconitum ferox), etc. As the name suggests, it gives the best result in all types of pain. This oil has a good result in reducing the inflammation, treats low back pain, weakness, etc.

Method of Usage – It is applied on the affected portion of the body and massage with light pressure. Do this procedure twice a day.

5. Trikatu Syrup:

Trikatu consists of Ginger, Black pepper and Long pepper and is a best herbal remedy for digestive ailments, obesity, and high cholesterol. It boosts up the body’s immune response and treats inflammation associated with the back pain. It also eliminates the toxins from the body.

Recommended Dosage –Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day before meal with normal water.

6. Detox Premium Powder:

Detox Premium Powder consists of a combination of parval pishti, shukta pishti, gandhak rasayan, giloy satv, kamdudha rasa, etc. The powder relieves discomfort, pain, numbness, muscle ache and reduces swelling and inflammation on the back. It also balances the Vata dosha in a naturally.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

How do you know it’s time for Ayurvedic body Cleansing ?

 

There are many ways to buildup the toxins. If your digestive system is not functioning properly, then the body feels difficult to get rid of undigested foods known as Ama. This can affect the waste removal process. This cause building up of excess toxins. There are a number of irritant and pollutant materials that get settle in the body. So one needs an Ayurvedic body cleansing method for the removal of toxins. Here are five signs that it’s time for cleansing.

Unexplainable Body Aches

There are different reasons for muscle or joint pain; one may experience body pains in general from time to time. Another cause can be due to the buildup of toxic waste in the body. Excessive heat in the body, along with inflammation or a low-grade fever can also be due to buildup of toxins.

Thick Coating covering the tongue

As per Ayurveda, the tongue can be used as a gauge of the overall body. A thick coating around the tongue act as indicative of toxicity. The thicker and darker coating of the tongue more is the toxin buildup in the body. Tongue cleaner helps to stimulate the digestive system. So it indicates the need for body cleansing.

Foggy Mental State

When your mind becomes foggy and preventing you to think properly. This can be another sign of toxins buildup in the body so they need cleansing.

Feeling Tired after a Meal

Eating healthy food provides you energy and contentment. Feeling of dullness or laziness after having meal indicated that your body is not dealing properly with what you eat. This leads to an accumulation of undigested residue which gets converted into a toxic substance.

Foul Odors

One can experience bad breath which should be taken into consideration. Have you ever smelled your body having a bad odor? Another sign of toxicity buildup in the body is smelly and frequent flatulence.

All these signs indicate that your Ayurvedic body needs cleansing to get rid of the toxins.

Weight gain:

Slow metabolism, leading to weight gain and build-up of toxins in the body. A Struggle to manage the high toxin content and prevent the harmful toxins from reaching the vital organs, the body itself expands fat cells to absorb some of the toxic material. These fat cells are very difficult to eliminate, once created. One should have a check on food quality and intake, the fat stays on, your body needs deeper cleansing to trim and purify should be rectified by this.

Benefits

As per Ayurvedic view, the main aim is cleansing the toxins and excess Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas out of the tissues and into the digestive system so that they can be eliminated. The final result of this cleanse should be to improve the overall health of the individual.

Results of Ayurvedic Cleanse is:

  • It helps to restore a sense of calmness to mind and complete nervous system.
  • It promotes clarity of thoughts in the mental, spiritual, and emotional spheres.
  • It helps in nurturing an amazing sense of energy, vitality, and enthusiasm for life.
  • Promotes the maintenance of healthy body weight.
  • Balances normal sleep cycles.
  • Promote regular and balanced elimination of toxic materials.
  • Balances individual’s natural state of mind.
  • Provide deep nourishment and rejuvenation.
  • Promote optimal health of an individual.

Mostly in Ayurveda focus is around simplifying the diet for cleansing and, in other lifestyles, practices play a major role. The main aim is to balance Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, digest and eliminate Ama or harmful toxins, provide strengthen and balance Agni or digestive fire, and Restore intelligence naturally. The process act as both curative and preventative because cleansing helps to refresh the body’s best inner defense mechanisms, as well as its capacity for repair and renewal of body tissues.

Digestive Reset for a day

One-day routine is not enough for cleansing but is a great opportunity to balance the Agni on a regular basis. One-day mono-diet helps to encourage Agni and clear surface Ama by choosing the light, clear, and subtle qualities of food. The diet itself can be adapted to your meticulous needs. The most universally adaptable approach by Indians is to eat kitchari for a day, or some individuals, prefer fruit or juice.

This technique works by deeply cleaning up the diet in order to remove toxins from body and balances the digestive tract and strengthens the digestive fire for improved functioning.

Practice:

  • If your digestion needs regular boost up.
  • Believe in the power of slow, steady progress.
  • One should be proactive in clearing harmful substances.
  • You need frequent cleansing rather than an occasional cleanse.
  • Practice this rather than regular cleansing on a daily basis
  • You can practice this weekly, monthly, seasonally, etc.

How do Panchakarma’s therapeutic measures like Vamana, Virechana, Basti or Nasyam help you in living a healthy stress-free life?

  1.  Abhyangam or Full Body Massage given under Panchakarma helps the body to get rid of toxic elements through oil massage. This massage makes body supple and soft along with relieving all stress and muscle cramps. Oil Massage is followed by steam that helps to detox in a holistic manner.
  2. Panchakarma treatments like Vamana and Virechana heal from within as they work at the root cause of disease. For example, if someone is feeling fatigued or weak, Pnachkarma treatments like Vamana and Virechana help restore the health of digestive organs which adds on to body metabolism. Thus, Ayurveda is preferred all over the world owing to its holistic health benefits.
  3. Our body has three main biological energies – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These three and their respective dominance in the body causes many problems. It is only through Panchakarma that one can address Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha as well as Kapha dosha resulting in over-all wellbeing.
  4. For people who need to work a lot with their minds, they may experience problems like headaches, stress, anxiety, hair fall and even premature aging. Panchakarma treatments are a big relaxation for the mind as they work on balancing the Nervous system and blood circulatory system which ultimately leads to healthy living.
  5. Panchakarma treatments increase the efficiency of the mind and body. One can experience an active lifestyle after availing of Panchakarma treatments.
  6. Panchakarma is extremely beneficial for hair related problems. Wrong eating habits or overuse of shampoos and chemicals or even an unhealthy lifestyle can result in hair thinning, hair greying or hair loss. Panchakarma treatments like Nasyam and Shirodhara have shown great results to address these problems.
  7. Obesity is one main problem for today’s generation. Potli massage and Udvartan are two effective Ayurvedic treatments to get rid of excessive body fat.
  8. Panchakarma is also the best therapeutic measure for restoring the skin glow. Forget the costly treatments of salon and beauty parlors; Panchakarma is all that you need for glowing youthful skin.

Ayurvedic treatment for Detox by CAC

1. Detox Premium Powder:

The powder contains all the Ayurvedic herbs which strengthen the immune system of the body and prevents the complication of dengue by potentiating the immune system. It helps in controlling the disease within a period of 4 to 8 days. The powder includes.

Parwal Pishti :

Parwal pishti is prepared from Coral calcium. It is mainly used in Pitta related disorders and helpful in bleeding disorders. This pishti relieves Ama dosha and improves digestion power. It also improves the strength and immunity.

Shukta Pishti :

It is prepared from Pearl oyster shell. Shukta pishti pacifies Pitta and Kapha dosha. It is the best ant-acid and relieves the abdominal distention. Shukta pishti reduces the rashes on the arms and legs.

Giloy Satva:

Giloy satva includes water-soluble extract of Giloy/Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia). It balances the aggravated pitta and acts as a mild-antipyretic, antacid, and immuno-modulator. It also reduces the burning sensation in the hands, feet, and body.

Kamdudha Ras:

According to Ayurveda principles, Kamdudha Ras has Sheeta Virya thus it is beneficial in every Pitta Roga classified in Ayurveda. It is beneficial in the symptoms like a burning sensation, restlessness, bleeding tendencies, excessive thirst, and hot flashes, vomiting with yellowish or sour water.

Akik Pishti:

Akik bhasma contains Silicon Dioxide and some herbal extracts derived into in during processing with Aloe vera and Rosewater. It is used in General debility, Restlessness. It works well in loss of appetite, weight loss, and feeling of excessive heat in the body.

Ghandak Rasayan:

Ghandak Rasayan is a great antibacterial, antiviral ayurvedic medicine. It acts as an antipyretic, analgesic, & blood purifier.

Sutshekhar Ras:

It is an important medicine used in Ayurveda, which acts on Pitta dosha and reduces the symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, the sour taste of mouth, restlessness, etc.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.

2. Noni Capsules:

Noni Capsules are purely Ayurvedic formulation. Noni fruit is known for its high level of antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C and various other minerals which help to strengthen the immune system and healthy detoxification. Noni Capsules promotes immunity, provides relief from Arthritis, and promotes circulation of blood, energy and digestive health. It contains a standardized extract of Noni (Morinda Citrifo). Noni capsules have anti-inflammatory properties.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily.

3. Detox tablets:

This Tablet is herbo-mineral pure Ayurvedic preparation. It contains ingredients like Parwal Pishti, Shukta Pishti, Giloy Satav, Kamdudha Ras, Jahar Mohra, Akik Pishti, Gandhak Rasayan, Shankh Bhasma, Sutshekhar Ras, Sudhyog Tab, Shwet Parpati, Yavakshaar, etc. This tablet increases overall immunity, improves digestion, relieves acidity, helps in fever, nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, mental diseases, and eye diseases. It also helps in removing impurities and detoxifies the body.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.

4. Detox Juice:

Detox Juice is an Ayurvedic nutritious juice that is extracted from different types of berries, fruits and is a powerful cleanser of the blood and also rich in folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and Vitamin C. The detox juice is blended with ingredients like Acai berry, Maqui berry, Goji berry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Strawberry, Sea buckthorn, Gooseberry, Moringa oleifera, Withania somnifera, Aloe barbadensis, Punica granatum, Bacopa monnieri, Morinda citrifolia, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Camellia sinesis, Grape seed extract, Ganoderma lucidum, Garcinia cambogia, Stevia Korean Ginsenf, Curcuma longa, Cardamom, Fennel, Vitamin D3, Green Coffee bean extract, Tribulus terrestris, Vitamin C, & Mangosteen. Detox helps to boost immune function, Improving complexion, Better digestive health, Improves liver function, Treat Urinary Tract Infections, risk of heart diseases, lowering the Cholesterol level, uncomfortable bloating and swelling, Remove the toxins through urine, Improves Memory function. It has anti-oxidant, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, immune-modulator effects; it inhibits the spread of cancer cells.

Recommended Dosage:  20 ml twice daily with normal water.