Best Ways to Beat Allergies with Ayurveda

A response or reaction to an immune system by substances that is usually not as harmful is termed as an allergy. It’s often termed as atopy. It is the body’s adverse reaction to a particular food or substance.

Allergen:

Any substance or product that triggers an adverse or allergic reaction is termed as an allergen. The most common allergens include pollen, mold, house dust mites, and pets. An allergy happens when the body’s defense system reacts to an allergen and results in conditions like an infection. Antibodies are

Seasonal allergies occur due to an adverse reaction to food, environment, medicine, and cosmetics. The best method for relieving seasonal allergies is to provide immediate treatment to fight against allergy-causing allergens.

According to Ayurveda, allergies originate due to the imbalance of the doshas or bio-energetic principles that maintains the overall function of our body and mind. The main aim is to treat the root cause which is responsible for allergic reactions. it is very essential to boost internal immunity besides treating the external cause by measures like a healthier diet, some common immunity-boosting herbs, lifestyle, and certain rejuvenating remedies.

Balancing the Doshas

It’s important to know your doshas type as well as their imbalanced state as a person’s primary doshas, or state of mind-body constitution predict the type of allergy which can affect the person.

Due to the imbalance of various doshas, there are different types of allergy symptoms occur. By knowing this, we can more particularly guide the treatment of relieving seasonal allergies.

Kapha Allergy Symptoms

In Ayurveda, the typical allergy symptoms due to Kapha doshas occurs in the spring season – the symptoms like congestion, watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing – results due to an accumulation of the Kapha doshas, which is composed of earth and water elements. This results in a feeling of “heaviness” and the formation of excessive mucus in the head and sinuses. Few other symptoms are sluggishness and tiredness.

One can practice a traditional yogic nasal cleansing system termed as Jalneti. This self-practice involves clearance of nasal passages by using saltwater with a Neti Pot, which looks like a small teapot with a, particularly long spout. This helps to maintain the pressure inside the head and although it seems to be uncomfortable at first, with practice it’s become easy.

Other treatments include 

usage of pungent and bitter (astringent) natural herbs and spices to reduce Kapha which include ginger, pepper, cayenne basil, cardamom, cumin, sage, turmeric, and cinnamon. The easiest method is drinking hot honey water, or ginger lemon or green tea. Another classical herbal treatment to reduce Kapha is trikatu, which should be taken regularly. Also, one can be geared towards lightening techniques such as daily exercise and the use of a dry sauna.

Pitta Allergy

When allergy symptoms occur during summers, the underlying cause is imbalanced Pitta doshas. Pitta is composed of elements like water and fire, and in the summer, due to excess heat inflammation occurs in the respiratory tract or skin. These symptoms include rashes, headache, inflammation in the sinuses or airway (sinusitis, bronchitis) and burning or red eyes.

To pacify Pitta doshas that result in allergy symptoms, Ayurveda recommends taking cooling herbs, such as coriander and cilantro. Besides, herbs like Guduchi, Amalaki, and neem can also be helpful. Intake of clarified butter, or ghee, as well as aloe vera, can calm the inflammatory effect that is typically due to Pitta imbalance. These herbs have healthy anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that support the immune system of the body.

Vata Allergy Symptoms

When Vata doshas get vitiated, the allergic symptoms include headache, sneezing, wheezing and generalized muscle pain. These may be seen more typically in winters when the air becomes cold and dry. This is due to the accumulation of lighter elements like space and air in the mind-body physiology. Other symptoms of this Vata imbalance include dry cough, restlessness, and dry eyes.

To balance the excess Vata doshas, it is important to remain hydrated and drink warm liquids, such as ginger tea or honey water. To bring Vata back into balance, one can use calming herbs such as ashwagandha, which also acts as an immune modulator that calms the immune systems of body against allergens. Another useful method in calming Vata is performing a self-massage or abhyanga.

Here are 10 Ayurvedic approaches to stop allergies –

  • Use a neti pot technique daily, or twice a day, with weak saline or salty solution and distilled water, to loosen up the heaviness of Kapha doshas, or earth and water energy, in the sinuses. This also helps clear out pathogens that stick to the mucus membranes.
  • Practice Nasya: Dab a few drops of sesame oil spiked with eucalyptus or camphor in each nostril about an hour after practicing neti pot to treat rhinitis.
  • Take the Ayurvedic formulation trikatu, a combination of long pepper, black pepper, and ginger, before meals execrate the Agni (digestive fire).
  • Avoid cold, heavy foods and beverages, including dairy products, wheat flour, meat, leftovers, sugar, processed foods, and iced beverages, as they slow down the digestive system and dampen the Agni.
  • Go on a Kapha pacifying diet: Eat warm, natural, light, cooked foods that get digested easily. Focus on fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. Cook the raw vegetables with a small amount of ghee (clarified butter) or olive oil to lubricate the mucus membranes.
  • Use warming spices like cinnamon ginger, black pepper, cumin, turmeric, and cayenne in your cooking.
  • Enjoy ginger or lemon or green tea throughout the day, as it sparks a digestive fire.
  • Take Triphala tablets before sleep to get rid of excess toxins from the body that slow down the digestion. The Ayurvedic trio of Amalaki, haritaki, and bibtaki, fruits, helps to cleanse and strengthen your immune system.
  • Develop a daily pranayama routine that includes Dirgha (Three-Part Breath), Bastrika (Bellows Breath), Ujjayi (Ocean-Sounding Breath)and Kapalabhati (Skull-Polishing Breath).
  • Exercise for 30 minutes daily or so, to help stimulate Agni and eliminate ama doshas. This can be a fun fitness class, brisk walking, a vinyasa yoga class, a bicycle riding, a hike, or a dancing or Zumba classes.

Panchakarma procedures to treat asthma, bronchitis or nasal allergies:

 Snehana – Medicated oil mixed with mild salt should be gently massaged on the chest and back to lose the Grathita Kapha in the chest. In Asthma, Grathita Kapha (mucus plug) is present, thus the snehana procedure is useful in Vilayana of the Kapha, thereby removing the sanga (obstruction of the airway).

Swedana – By this process, the grathita kapha gets dissolve in the body thus the kapha becomes softened in the channels and as a result, the movement of Vata is restored to its normal condition.

Vaman – To eliminate or expectorate the liquefy Kapha, vaman should be given with proper method.

Nasya – Pouring the medicated oil in both the nostrils are a highly beneficial treatment in the Asthma. This is effective in reducing the severity of attacks and can be used as an effective and safe therapeutic procedure in the prevention of Tamak sawas.

Dhumrapana – After vaman, to eliminate the hidden pathogenic substances in the dosha which are in the Linavastha (not completely purified), dhumrapana is done.

Uro Vasti: In this procedure, a ring is formed in the chest region. Lukewarm medicated oil is poured in this ring several times. This help in pacification of the Kapha dosha in the body due to which patients get relief from bronchitis condition.

 Skin:

 Twak Basti – Basti has a great healing capability and is considered to be the half treatment for many diseases. The treatment is mainly used for removing out loosened doshas from the body via the intestinal tract. In Ayurveda, there are many types of Basti or medicated enema. Twak Basti is prepared from teekshan dravyas and medicinal plant substitutes. Twak Basti improves your skin disorders and maintains a good complexion of the skin. It is a combination of Giloy, Manjistha, Neem, etc herbal plants.

SSPS (Shasti shali pinda sweda): In this procedure medicated rice along with medicated oil and Manjisthadi powder is used on the full body. It is very effective and has good results in your body. Medicinal properties of these herbs help in curing the itching, skin complexion, redness of the skin, and many more skin problems.

Lepam: A freshly prepared medicinal herbal Lepam is applied on the affected part of the body. This Lepam helps in the burning sensation of the skin. A medicinal powder called Manjisthadi powder is used in this therapy. This powder is very effective in eczema and any kind of skin disorder.

Tips to follow:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to smoke, dust, chemical fumes.
  • Use humidifier.
  • Inhale steam from a bowl of hot water. Steam relieves wheezing.
  • Drink lots of water which helps to thin out the mucus and makes it easier to expel.
  • Take adequate sleep which helps to maintain a healthy immune system.
  • Use ginger tea, as ginger act as a good expectorant.
  • Take 1 teaspoonful of honey twice a day. Honey has an antibacterial property that soothes the irritated mucous membrane of the airways.
  • Drink a steamy bowl of chicken soup as it soothes the inflamed airways.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables which contain nutrients that support your immune system
  • Avoid excessive salt in your diet.
  • Avoid cold drinks and ice creams.
  • The bitter taste is useful in eczema. Vegetables like bitter gourd must be preferred.
  • Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, milk, eggs, cheese, fish and hot spices.
  • Intake of spices and oil aggravates the condition of eczema.
  • Avoid taking sour food, pickles, papad, curds, etc.
  • Keep yourself away from anger, resentment, and frustration.
  • Avoid contact with fluffy toys, grass, flowers, and chemicals.

 Ayurvedic treatment for Allergy  by CAC

ALLERGY-CARE-KIT

1. Detox Premium Powder

It is herbo-mineral sachets which are purely Ayurvedic formulation. These sachets mainly detox the body and eliminate toxic substances and help in the proper metabolism of all the functions. This formulation acts at the level of the nervous system and facilitates proper conduction of signal impulse from the nerves to the muscles. These sachets have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and immune-modulator. The ingredients present in it are moti pishti, parwal pishti, shukta pishti, Giloy satv, kamdudha ras, Jahar Mohra, akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, sutshekhar ras, etc. These ingredients balance all the three doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) and help in blood purification, reduces burning sensation, weakness, and hot flashes in ulcerative colitis patients. It reduces the level of high uric acid in the body. The powder is very beneficial in relieving discomfort, numbness, muscle ache, and reduces swelling of the pelvic region. This powder provides a cooling & calming effect on the mouth ulcers. It is very beneficial in reducing the swelling, redness, stiffness, and improves the movements of joint
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.

 2. Giloy capsule: 

Giloy Capsule contains 500mg of pure extract of herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). This herb removes toxins, build up the natural immunity, fight against cough, cold, bronchitis, nasal congestion, chest pain, chest congestion, etc. The use of these herbal capsules is good for overall health.
Recommended Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.

 3. Amrit Tulsi Ras: 

Amrit Tulsi Ras is a pure herbal formulation containing five types of Tulsi Ocimum sanctum,  Ocimum gratissium,  Ocimum canum, Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum citriodorum. This ingredient increases immunity, helps to treat cough, common cold, bronchitis, and respiratory diseases.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 drops twice a day with a cup of water.

4. Cough Go Tablet

It is a herbo-mineral tablet of size 650 MG and is a purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Cough Go tablets help in balancing the kapha dosha. It shows effective results in Chronic Cough, common cold, and all respiratory diseases along with Seasonal Allergy, Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma. It helps to treat the root cause and also increases the immunity of the person. It’s not only symptomatic treatment but heals your body naturally. It contains pure herbal ingredients like Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), Laxmi vilas rasa, Abhrak bhasam, Tankan bhasam etc. These ingredients contain natural Kapha doshahar properties and help in curing all respiratory diseases and diseases related to Kapha dosha.
DOSAGE: Take one tablet twice a day with normal water.

5. Blood Purifier Syrup

This herbal syrup contains ingredients like – Chirayta, Khadir chall, Majith root, Chopchini, Neem Chall, Giloy, Bahera, Aamla, Haridra, etc. It gently and deeply cleanses the skin. This syrup makes your skin fair and bright. Blood purifier syrup reduces spots, marks, and blemishes. This decoction is suitable for treating eczema.
Recommended Dosage –Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day with normal

How to treat Psoriasis through Ayurveda?

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What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin-related auto-immune disorder that causes the multiplication of skin cells up to 10 times faster than normal. This leads to the built-up of bumpy red patches covered with white scales on the skin. These patches can grow anywhere, but mostly they appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Psoriasis can’t be passed from one person to another. Sometimes, it happens in members of the same family.

Formation of scales on the joints, such as elbows and knees. Other body parts include the Hands, feet, neck, scalp, and face.

What is an Ayurvedic view of Psoriasis?

In Ayurveda texts, psoriasis is correlated with the ‘Kitibha’and is considered one of the common varieties of eleven Ksudrakushta. It is caused due to the imbalance of Vata as well as KaphaDosha. Its symptoms are – Syavam (Blackish brown skin discoloration), Parusa (hard to touch) and Kinakharsparsa (affected skin will be rough like, scar tissue). If Vatadosha is dominant dosha then the symptoms will be excessive dryness and flaking are seen and if Kapha is the dominant dosha then silvery wet scaling with a lot of itching and swelling is seen.

What are the types of psoriasis?

Pustular psoriasis: In this condition, there is the formation of scaly skin with tiny pustules on the palms of the hands as well as soles of the feet.

Guttate psoriasis: This often starts in childhood or young adulthood, which causes red spots, mainly on the torso and limbs. The triggering factors are respiratory infections, strep throat, tonsillitis, stress, and injury to the skin.

Inverse psoriasis: There is a formation of bright red, shiny lesions that appear in skin folds, such as the armpits, groin, or under the breasts.

Erythrodermic psoriasis: It causes redness of the skin and shedding of scales. The triggering factors are severe sunburn, infections, certain medications, etc.

What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

Psoriasis symptoms may differ from person to person and depend on its types. The affected can be as small as a few flakes or can cover the whole body.

The most common symptoms of psoriasis include:

  1. Patches on the skin are red, raised and inflamed
  2. Formation of whitish-silver scales or plaques
  3. Dry skin may get crack and bleed
  4. Soreness around the patches
  5. Itching and burning sensation over the skin
  6. Nails become thin and pitted
  7. Painful and swollen joints

Not every person will experience all of these symptoms because the symptoms may vary according to the condition. The symptoms may become severe for a few days or weeks, and then may clear up and be almost unnoticeable. Then, in a few weeks the condition may flare up again but sometimes, symptoms disappear completely.

In some of the cases, people with psoriasis can also get a type of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. This leads to pain, inflammation, and swelling in the joints. The National Psoriasis Foundation has estimated that between 10% to 30% of people who are suffering from psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis.

What are the risk factors for psoriasis?

Here are some of the factors that can increase your risk of developing the disease:

Family history: Having one parent with psoriasis increases the risk of getting psoriasis.

Viral and bacterial infections: People with HIV who have a weak immune system are more likely to develop psoriasis than people with healthy immune systems.

Stress: Stress can also impact your immune system which increases the risk of psoriasis.

Obesity: Excessive weight gain increases the risk of psoriasis because the lesions mainly develop in skin creases and folds.

Smoking: Smoking and tobacco chewing not only increases the risk of psoriasis but also increases the severity of the disease.

What is the Panchakarma Treatment of Psoriasis?

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing the best panchakarma therapies which detoxes the body naturally that ultimately balances the Vatadosha and cures the psoriasis.

Some panchakarma therapies:

PatraPottaliPindaSweda – PatraPottaliPindaSweda mainly works on balancing the Vata and Kaphadosha. It also shows excellent results in relieving the symptoms associated with psoriasis.

ShashtikaShaliPindaSweda – This therapy has been used in Ayurveda for many ages which improves blood circulation, nourishes the body and improves the tissue strength.

AnuvasanBasti –AnuvasanBasti therapy facilitates the direct absorption of the medicine into the rectal canal. This procedure promotes the health of the body.

Body Lepam – In this therapy, herbal paste is spread over the affected area which is very helpful in reducing the symptoms related to arthritis, psoriasis, and all other skin problems.

Ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis 

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides the best and effective kit which is very helpful in treating psoriasis i.e., Psoriasis Care Kit. This kit contains—Detox Premium Powder, Blood Purifier Syrup, TwakTailam, Skincare tablet, PanchatiktaGhritaGuggulu, PanchsakarChurna, and Neem soap. These formulations are very effective in balancing the doshas.

PSORIASIS

1. Detox Premium Powder:

Detox Premium Powder is a herbo-mineral preparation that contains various ingredients like ParwalPishti, KamdudhaRas, ShuktaPishti, GandhakRasayan, Giloysatv, etc. All signs and symptoms related to Psoriasis are managed with this formulation. It also balances the Pitta dosha and shows analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with plain water.

2. Blood Purifier Syrup:

Blood purifier syrup consists of various natural ingredients such as Manjistha (Rubiacordifolia), KhadirChall (Acacia catechu), Harad (Terminalia bellirica), Baheda (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Emblicaofficinalis), Neem (Azadirachtaindica), Giloy (Tinosporacordifolia), etc. As the name suggests this syrup removes the toxins from the blood and gives complexion to the skin.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.

3. Twak Tailam:

Twaktailam improves the skin luster and nourishes the skin tissues. It consists of yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhizaglabra), manjistha (Rubiacordifolia) which are the best blood purifying herbs. The oil improves the skin complexion and purifies the blood naturally.

Method of Application – Apply over the affected area of the skin.

4. Skin care tablet:

skincare tablet helps to maintain the skin texture depending on the type of skin you have. The main herbs present in it are Chopchini, Chirayta, Mulethi, HaridraKhand, Gandhak, Panchnimbchurna, Ajmoda that are natural blood-purifying agents. Being a detoxifier it eliminates the toxins and increases blood circulation. It also heals the skin-related problems.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.

5. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu:

Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu comprises of ingredients such as Vasa(Adhatodavasica), Patola(Cucumisacutangulus), Nimba(Azadirachtaindica), Guduchi(Tinosporacordifolia), etc. This tablet promotes skin rejuvenation and is a natural source of antioxidants.

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

6. Panchsakar Churna:

As the name suggests, it consists of five ingredients named as – Shatapushpa (Anethumsowa), Balaharitaki
(Unripe fruits of Terminalia chebula), Swarnapatri (Cassia angustifolia), Shunti – (Zingiberofficinale) and SaindhavLavana (Rock Salt). This Churna is a natural detoxifier that eliminates toxins from the body. It relieves inflammation because it has an anti-inflammatory property due to which it also reduces swelling.

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

7. Neem soap:

Neem soap is herbal handmade soap prepared from the standardized extract of Neem (Azadirachtaindica). Neem herb has been used in Ayurveda for many ages to cure acute and chronic skin problems such as itching, redness, dryness, scars, etc. This effective herb shows Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Antifungal, and Antiseptic properties. It acts as a blood purifier that protects the skin from various infections, Psoriasis, Eczema, Leprosy, etc.

Method of Application: Neem Soap can be regularly used on the face and body, as a bath soap.

How to Treat Diabetes Mellitus Naturally

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What is Diabetes Mellitus?

Did You Know…

Blood “sugar” really means blood glucose.

Diabetes mellitus is the immune-related disorder in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are high because the body is unable to produce enough insulin to meet its necessary needs. Diabetes damages the nerves and causes a sensation problem.

Diabetes occurs in one of the following situations:

The pancreas (an organ behind your stomach) is not able to produce little insulin or no insulin at all. Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced by the beta cells of the pancreas.

What is an Ayurvedic View of Diabetes Mellitus?

In Ayurveda, diabetes mellitus is correlated with ‘’Madhumeha’’ (Hyperglycemia) in which a person passes honey-like (sweet) urine. In Ayurveda, there are 20 types of Prameha (Urological disorder).

It occurs due to the excessive use of Amla (sour), guru (heavy to digest), navannapana (food preparation from newly harvested grains), Snigdha (unctuous), Asya sukha (sedentary lifestyle), etc. The aggravated Kapha dosha leads to disturbance in Kapha primarily which is associated with Pitta. This imbalance of doshas move towards Medo dhatu (fatty tissues) which affect fat metabolism, lead to a further imbalance of kleda. Hence, all kleda accumulates in the urinary system and there will be increased production of urine leading to excessive urination, gradually leading to Prameha.

What are the Types of Diabetes?

There are mainly two types of diabetes mellitus:

Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Type 1 diabetes occurs because the beta cells that produce insulin in the pancreas are damaged. In this type, the pancreas produces little or no insulin, so sugar cannot get into the body’s cells for use as energy. People must use insulin injections to control their blood glucose levels. It is the most common form of diabetes in people who are under the age of 30, but it can also occur at any age. Some of the people with diabetes are diagnosed with type 1.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus

In type 2 diabetes the body doesn’t produce enough, or the insulin does not work properly. Most of the people are suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus. It occurs most often in people who are above the age of 40 but can also occur even in childhood if there are risk factors regarding this. Sometimes, it can be controlled with a combination of diet, weight management, and exercise.

Other types of diabetes are gestational diabetes (high blood glucose level during pregnancy), surgery, use of certain medications, and various illnesses.

What Causes Diabetes?

The main cause of diabetes mellitus is not known. The following causes that may increase your chance of getting diabetes:

  • Family history of diabetes mellitus
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Physical stress (like surgery or any chronic illness)
  • Use of certain medications, like steroids
  • Injury to the pancreas due to infection, tumor, or surgery
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels
  • Age (risk increases with the age)
  • Smoking
  • History of gestational diabetes

Scientists believe that an environmental factor such as viral infection or a nutritional factor causes the immune system to destroy the insulin-producing cells.

It is important to know that sugar itself does not cause diabetes. Eating a lot of sugar causes tooth decay, but it does not cause diabetes mellitus.

What are the Symptoms of Diabetes?

The symptoms of diabetes include:

  1. Increased thirst
  2. Increased hunger (especially after food intake)
  3. Dryness in mouth
  4. Frequent urination or excessive urination
  5. Unexplained loss of weight (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
  6. Weakness or feeling tired
  7. Blurring of vision
  8. Numbness or tingling sensation under the soles of feet or palms of hands
  9. Slow-healing of sores or cuts
  10. Dryness and itchy skin
  11. Urinary tract infections
  12. Feeling confused
  13. Headache
  14. Feeling cranky
  15. Poor coordination
  16. Bad dreams or nightmares
  17. Unable to focus on one subject
  18. Numbness in your mouth and tongue

What is the Panchakarma Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus?

In Ayurveda, Panchakarma procedures have been used for many ages for purifying and naturally detoxifying the body. Panchakarma procedures like Abhyanga, Swedan, Basti, and Virechana are very effective in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides wonderful therapies that work on the root cause of the diabetes mellitus.

Abhyanga is useful in relieving the stress by relaxing the muscles and improves the blood circulation which further causes increased glucose absorption.

Swedan therapy opens the pores, eliminates the doshas and cleanses the system through the skin through sweat.

Virechana– Virechana is a medicated purgation therapy that eliminates toxins from the body which gets accumulated in the liver as well as the gallbladder. Doshas are removed in the form of feces through the rectum and cleanses the gastrointestinal tract.

Basti– Basti karma eliminates the toxins from the body through the rectal canal. In this treatment, there is the introduction of Medicinal substances, such as medicated oil and decoctions in a liquid medium into the anal region of the patient with the help of rubber catheters under the supervision of an expert Ayurvedic doctor.

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides you the best herbal and natural treatment of Diabetes Mellitus formulations which is ‘’Diabetes Mellitus Care Kit’’, This kit contains vasant kusumaker rasa, Ashwagandha Tablet, Diabo care tablet, Diabo Care Kadha, and Diabo Care Kadha. The regular use of this kit shows effective results.

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  1. Vasant Kusumakar Rasa:

Vasant Kusumakar Ras is a herbo-mineral formulation which comprises of Swarna Bhasma, Mukta Pishti, Vanga Bhasma, Raupya Bhasma, Praval Pishti, Ras Sindoor, Abhrak Bhasma, Loha Bhasma, Naga Bhasma, Vasaka (Adhatoda Vasica), Haldi (Curcuma Longa), Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosa), Ikshu (Saccharum Officinarum). These ingredients are used as anti-hyperglycemic, aphrodisiac and cardio-protective. This formulation normalizes and stabilizes the blood glucose level. It also shows effective results in urinary disorders, nervous disorders, and geriatric diseases.

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

  1. Ashwagandha Tablet:

Ashwagandha tablets are prepared from the pure extract of Ashwagandha. In Ayurveda texts, it is mentioned that this herb shows anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress properties. It also regulates the metabolism of sugar and cholesterol. These capsules are useful in treating asthma, arthritis, tuberculosis, anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia, tumors, leukoderma, bronchitis, backache, fibromyalgia, menstrual problems, and chronic liver disease.

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

  1. Diabo care tablet:

Diabo care tablet is a pure Ayurvedic formulation which consists of Karela, Gurmur, Dalchini, Ashwagandha, Jamun, Shuddha Shilajeet, and Neem. These are very effective in maintaining the blood sugar level. Being the best detoxifier, it is effective liver detoxification and controls high blood pressure. Jamun is a well-known herb treating Diabetes, thus it reduces the level of glycosuria.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.

  1. Diabo Care Kadha:

Diabo care kadha comprises of ingredients like Methi dana (Trigonella foenum- graecum), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), etc. This kadha regenerates lipid mechanism, preventing microvascular damage and diabetic retinopathy. It is also helpful in the burning of palms as well as soles, non-healing wounds, skin infections, unexplained extreme fatigue, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 20 ml twice a day with normal water.

Best Ayurvedic Treatment to Cure Infertility

As per Ayurveda Infertility refers to the biological inability of a woman to conceive at their reproductive age & also the condition in which a woman is unable to carry pregnancy till delivery. Infertility is also termed as the failure to conceive after repeated intercourse for a year without any contraception method.

Female infertility often results due to hormonal problems, physical issues and environmental or lifestyle changes.

“WHO stated infertility as “a disorder of the reproductive system defined as the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of continuous unprotected sexual intercourse”

Pregnancy is a natural and spontaneous process that occurs when a couple is mentally and physically healthy. Motherhood is the world’s best experience and best gift given by God to womankind. It is full of hopes, dreams, failure, disappointment, and forgiveness. Over the last few years, our lifestyle is influencing fertility. An unhealthy lifestyle like smoking and drinking affect female fertility and had a bad impact on our reproductive system.

The problem of infertility is quite common nowadays due to lifestyle changes and it has become the need of the hour to find out a way which is less complicated & can be affordable by the common couple.

Mostly the cases of female infertility results due to the inability of producing eggs. One problem caused due to premature ovarian failure, a condition in which both the ovaries stop functioning even before natural menopause. Another reason for infertility is PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome wherein the ovaries fail to release an egg on a regular basis or fails to release healthy eggs.

According to Ayurveda, conception takes place when a healthy sperm and a healthy ovum, and a healthy uterus are there. In both men and women, reproductive health totally depends upon the healthy Shukra dhatu or reproductive tissue. In women, the Shukra dhatu helps to create the ovum as part of the monthly cycle, and in men, the semen is formed due to sexual stimulus.

Due to the long chain of metabolic transformations, the Shukra is created. It starts from the digestion of food, then goes on to conversion of food into nutrient fluid, blood, muscle, fat, bone, bone marrow, and finally, to Shukra dhatu. The health of all the other tissues in the body is important for healthy shukra dhatu.

Causes:

Intemperance sex – As per Ayurveda, it leads to ‘Shukra kshya’ or decrease of ‘shukra dhatu’ and can lead to impotence or ‘klehya’.

Inappropriate quality or quantity of ‘Artava dhatu’ – ‘Artava dhatu’ or menstrual blood is the name of the female reproductive tissues. If the quantity or quality of this artava is insufficient, then it can be a cause of infertility in women.

Mental stress – Ayurveda says that a person suffering from depression, anxiety, and insomnia can face issues mostly.

Food consumption –Delaying in the conceiving process if a person consumes a lot of spicy food as this increases ‘pitta’ and weakens the formation of ‘shukra dhatu’.

Controlling sexual urges – If you control or subside your sexual urges for a longer period of time, it may lead to ‘veerya-avarodha’ or obstruction of semen that causes a decrease in libido.

Other:

  • Anovulation
  • Endocrinal abnormalities like PCOD, hypothyroidism, amenorrhea, etc
  • Blocked fallopian tube
  • Cervical stenosis, cervical polyps
  • A disorder like tuberculosis, chocolate cyst
  • Obesity, age factor
  • Psychological and immunological problems
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Pelvic inflammatory diseases
  • Premature menopause
  • Surgical adhesions

As per Ayurveda:

  • Ritu(fertile period)
  • Kshetra(reproductive organs)
  • ambu (nutritive fluid)
  • Beeja(ovum)

Types of infertility:

  • Male infertility
  • Female infertility
  • Combined infertility

Risk factors:

  • Multiple miscarriages
  • Uterine problems
  • Growing age
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Stressful lifestyle
  • Blockage of the fallopian tube
  • Problems related to ovulation

Diagnosis:

  • Thyroid function test
  • PAP smear
  • Laparoscopy
  • Endometrial examination
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Pelvic examination

 Tips to follow:

Massage to enhance fertility- This main function of this massage is to bring freshly oxygenated blood to the female eggs, besides eliminating from the uterus stagnate blood and tissues. It also eliminates congestion in the fallopian tubes.

Eating healthy food- Food with Pesticides spray is harmful to the female hormones hence women should consume organic foods like black bean, eggs, tomatoes, lentils, , carrots, cabbage. Consuming high folate food not only builds cells but prevents birth defects as well. This includes broccoli, spinach, and fortified cereals.

Progesterone Cream– This bio-identical hormone cream helps to balance the estrogen and progesterone levels in the female body. Apply the cream directly after ovulation i.e. day 14 in the menstrual cycle.

Regular exercise to Balance the hormones– Engage in weight training exercises to balance out the hormones. Proper exercising keeps the waistline in place which increases the chances of conceiving. Avoid strenuous or long-distance cardio exercises as much as possible.

Yoga- yoga is a good option for women struggling with fertility issues. It helps to reduce stress as well as maintain healthy body weight. Some yoga postures that women can try:

  • Nadi Sodhan Pranayama- alternate nostril breathing techniques
  • Bhramari Pranayama- Bee breath
  • Viparita Karani – legs-up-the-wall pose
  • Hastapadasana- standing forward bending posture

 Ayurvedic medicines:

  • Ayurvedic herbs and medicinal preparations act as a herbal tonic to male and female reproductive organs.
  • Helps to maintain the menstruation process; hence hormonal imbalance is corrected by natural herbs.


Panchakarma (Detoxification of the body):
 

Ayurveda helps in the treatment of infertility by Panchakarma procedures like Basti, Uttar Basti, Vaman, Virechan, Nasya with the help of different Ayurvedic formulations

  • Basti done in Vata predominantly. It helps to increase the strength of reproductive organs
  • Uttarbasti – A procedure of intrauterine instillation of sterile medicated oil or ghee is termed as Uttar Basti. It acts on endometrial receptors of the body.
  • Vamana and Virechana helps in detoxification of the whole body and improve the digestive system for proper nourishment of reproductive hormones and organs.
  • Yoniprakshalana or Irrigation of vulva and vagina with warm decoction with medicated decoction and Pichudharan (Insertion of a sterile tampon soaked in medicated ghee or oil in the posterior fornix of the vagina) are also helpful in infertility

According to Ayurveda; A cheerful mind forms the basis of pregnancy; so relaxing panchakarma procedures like massage, steam, head massage, Shirodhara are done to reduce stress and its impact on infertility treatments.

 Diet:

  • Avoid hot, spicy and salty food.
  • The proper food can help to provide proper nutrition to reproductive organs.

Lifestyle modification:

  • Ayurvedic Doctor can guide you to modify lifestyle according to your body constitution (Dinacharya) and seasonal variations (Rutucharya).
  • Quit cigarette smoking, tobacco, and alcohol as they reduce conception chances. Practice yogasana (e.g. Surya Namaskara, Naukasan , Sarvangasana, Gomukhasan, Pavanmuktasan, Ardhamatsyendrasan, Dhanurasan, Shalabhasan, etc. and Pranayam.

Ayurvedic treatment by CAC

1. Femine care tablet:

Femine care tablet is a pure and natural remedy that contains various herbs extract that works on the female reproductive system and make it healthy. These tablets show antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties. This tablet contains ingredients like Ghritkumari (Aloe Vera), Muramakki (Commiphora myrah), Sonth (Zingiber Officinale), Hara Kasis. These tablets are beneficial for PCOD, Bulky uterus, Endometriosis, irregular menses, uterine fibroids, and improvs general health of females.

Recommended Dosage: Take one tablet twice daily.

2. Stree poshak syrup:

Stri Poshak Syrup is an Ayurvedic medicine that contains natural and pure herbs which mainly balance the Pitta and Kapha dosha. The syrup is beneficial in curing a woman’s physical weakness, anemia, amenorrhea, etc. It includes ingredients like – Ashok chall (Saraca asoca), Lodhar chall (Symlocos racemosa), Khadir chall (Acacia catechu), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), etc. This herbal syrup cures the wrinkles on the face, dark circles below eyes, feeling of exhaustion in the body, helps in reducing hot flashes, disturbed sleep, abdominal discomfort, mood elevation, excess sweating, tiredness.

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

3. Detox Premium powder:

Detox premium powder is a herbo-mineral preparation containing ingredients such as jahar mohra pishti, parwal pishti, shukta pishti, shankh bhasma, kehrva pishti, moti bhasam, giloy satv, kamdudha ras, etc. This herbal powder help in overall detoxification of the body, balances pitta dosha in the body, reduces inflammation, pain, sudden pain, and improves the overall health of women, etc.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

4. Women power plus tablet:

Woman power plus tablet is a complete natural health supplement for women which is best for female health and vital energy. It helps to build up the immunity. This is a pure herbo mineral product of the best quality herbs. It works well in the reproductive system and other health-related disorders. This tablet contains ingredients like Rajah pravarthini vati, Femine care tablet, Shatavar extract, Ashoka chall extract Ashwagandha extract, Giloy extract, Anantmool extract, Chandan Safed powder, Kukkutandwaka bhasam, Jeera extract, Safed musli extract, Shiviling extract, Dhatphool extract, Palash phool extract, Brahmi extract, Jatamansi extract, etc. These herbs have the potential to improve female health and libido.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily

5. Men Power Sachet (for men)

This herbal sachet is prepared from the herbal-mineral preparations that deal with problems related to men. All the ingredients are mentioned below in detail:

Parwal Pishti (Coral Calcium): This is the best remedy for Spermatorrhoea.

Shukta Pishti (Pearl oyster)– Shuktika Pishti is very beneficial in reducing the anxiety.

Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)– Giloy has shown an anti-stress activity. It acts as an Aphrodisiac thus it delays the time of ejaculation.

Jahar Mohra Pishti (Calx serpentine)It reduces the weakness and fatigue. Jahar Mohar treats the erectile problem and improves semen quality.

Sut Shekhar Rasa (Herbo-mineral preparation) – Sut Shekhar Rasa is the best anti-depressant remedy. It is very useful Ayurvedic medicine to provide relief from fatigue, weakness, etc by improving the blood circulation.

Trivang bhasma (Herbo-mineral preparation)– Trivang bhasma has an aphrodisiac action, which helps to sustain erections and provide strength to penile tissues.

Shankh Bhasma (Conch shell)- This bhasma is beneficial in urogenital and semen disorders like Oligospermia. It is the accepted source of all the minerals that are required by the body and their regular use help in strengthening the overall body system. The bhasma boosts up the immunity naturally.

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

How Ayurvedic Treatment is Helpful to Cure Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ayurvedic-Treatment-of-Rheumatoid-Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis termed as Amavata in Ayurveda is known as an autoimmune disease that leads to chronic inflammation and causes severe pain in the small and large joints. It is also responsible for inflammation of the tissue surrounding the joints, as well as in other organs in the body such as kidneys, eyes, heart, and lungs. Autoimmune diseases are diseases that occur when own body’s tissues are attacked by their immune system. Patients with autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis or Amavata consist of antibodies in their blood that attacks their body tissues, where they lead to inflammatory conditions. Because it can affect multiple organs of the body, Rheumatoid Arthritis or Amavata is referred to as a systemic illness and also known as rheumatoid disease.

It was noticed that about 75% of RA patients are women. About, 1 – 4% of women may get rheumatoid arthritis in their lifetime. The disease most often begins between the ages of 30-50. Rheumatoid Arthritis is defined as a chronic disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased movement of the joints. Small joints in the feet and hands are most commonly affected. The stiffness of joints in active RA is often the worst in the morning that commonly lasts for one to two hours (or even the whole day). It generally improves with the movement of the joints. If the person having stiffness for a long time in the morning it is indicated that you may have RA, as this is not common in other conditions.

Generally, there are 100 different types of arthritis but most common is osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

Symptoms:

  • Pain in joints
  • Inflammation in joints
  • Stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth
  • Tenderness in inflamed joints
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry eyes and mouth from a related health problem
  • Morning stiffness for 30 minutes or longer
  • The same joints on both sides of the body are affected.

Causes:

The specific causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis have yet to be identified. Thus it is an autoimmune disease but several conditions that cause rheumatoid arthritis are given below –

  • Family history
  • Environmental exposures
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Weak immune system.
  • Age
  • Injury
  • Genetic defect
  • Gradual deterioration of cartilage

Diagnosis:

  • Physical examination- check swelling, redness, and tenderness
  • Imaging examination- X-ray, MRI
  • Joint fluid analysis- fluid is withdrawn with a needle from the affected joint and with this one can check inflammation or any infection that causes pain.

Ayurveda view:

In Ayurveda, Rheumatoid Arthritis is termed as ‘’Amavata’’. Amavata is a disease in which vitiation of Vata Dosha and accumulation of Ama take place in joint(s), and it simulates rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in modern parlance. Ama is an undigested product, which is not homogeneous for the body. Whenever that Ama gets localized in the body tissue or joints, it can lead to the production of pain, stiffness, swelling, tenderness, etc in the related joints.

Common signs and Symptoms are Jwara (pyrexia), Alasya (lethargy), Apaka (indigestion), Aruchi (anorexia), Gaurav (heaviness in the body), Asyavairasya (altered taste perception), Daurbalya (weakness), Akarmanyata (inability to do work), Utsahahani (laziness), Angamarda (body ache), Daha (burning sensation), Trishna (increased thirst), etc.

Tips:

 A Vata-type arthritis diet is used to increase Vata doshas – so indigestible food, easily digestible, cold drinks and cold foods, like salads & smoothies, should be avoided. Legumes, barley, dried grains of corn and, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants have to be avoided.

Normally, resin and extract of the Guggulu plant are used as medicine for treatment. Guggulu has a multipurpose effect – it acts as an anti-inflammatory, expels gases and also acts as a laxative and detoxifying agent, and many more. Besides, it helps in lubrication and rejuvenation of the joints, helps in the movement of joints. There are different types of guggul, for balancing Vata doshas e.g.: Yograj guggul. Haritaki is also useful in this. Useful in osteochondrosis,  gout, etc. It helps to restore the mobility of joints and keeps them fit.

Pitta Arthritis is a diet that increases Pitta doshas. Hot and spicy foods, spinach,  yogurt tomatoes, etc. are to avoid. Amalaki is very useful

Apply Cold coconut or castor oil on affected joints is very beneficial. A paste made with sandalwood water and dust, which is rubbed in affected areas provides a soothing effect. In the case of tenderness and inflamed joints, cold compresses heal inflammation and pain in joints.

Kapha Arthritis uses a diet to balance Kapha doshas – avoid cold drinks and dairy products. Punarnava Guggal, Bibhitaki, etc. are recommended for this type of arthritis.

It is advisable to take a spoonful of Triphala churan with half to one glass of lukewarm water at night time. Triphala is an effective treatment in all types of arthritis. In rheumatoid arthritis, the chavanprash consists of 50 herbs and minerals, has a very good healing effect.

Food to be taken:

  • Grains which are easy to digest like cooked rice, oats, and cream of wheat
  • Legumes like lentils, dal, moong beans, tofu, and miso
  • Consume only lukewarm or water boiled with ginger root, which eases digestion and helps to remove toxins from the body
  • Take more and more green and leafy vegetables
  • Buttermilk
  • Berries
  • Take spices like garlic, ginger, and turmeric as they have anti-inflammatory properties and aid with digestion
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cooked or soaked raisins
  • Cooked apples
  • Squash

Exercise:

Exercise like yoga, swimming, tai chi, and walking are recommended. Deep breathing like anulom viyom and daily meditation is also recommended. Yoga may be especially beneficial for RA. Helps to relieve pain, provide energy and maintain overall physical and mental health,

  • going to bed early and rising early is best in arthritis
  • avoiding naps during the day if not needed much
  • take a light dinner two to three hours before bed, and then go with light walking
  • do massage of the soles of the feet with warm sesame oil a or putting on socks before getting into bed

Ayurveda Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis by CAC:

RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS-CARE-KIT

  1. Detox Premium Powder

  Detox premium powder is a composition of herbal ingredients that detox your body by removing the toxins naturally. It contains ingredients like jahar mohra, akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, shankh bhasma, moti pishti, kamdudha ras, etc. It is the best medicine in reducing the redness, tenderness, stiffness, swelling in the case of arthritis.

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

Kaunchbeej is best known for its health benefits. The capsule contains the bioactive alkaloids mucunine, oils, pruriendine, and gallic acids. It is frequently used for the management of rheumatoid as it relieves swelling, redness, pain in the joints. Kaunchbeej capsule is widely used for the strengthening of the joints.

  • Recommended Dosage – Take 1 capsule twice daily with normal water.
  1. Panchasakar Churna

As its name describes the churna has made up of a total of 5 natural ingredients – Swarna patri (Cassia angustifolia), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shatapushpa (Foeniculum vulgare), and Saindhava lavana (Rock salt).  This churna is very beneficial to decrease the effect of aggravated Vata dosha thus relieves the excessive pain, discomfort, tenderness, etc. This wonderful remedy also corrects the digestive problems and other associated symptoms of Arthritis.

  • Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablespoon with lukewarm water at bedtime.
  1. Swarna Guggulu

Swarna guggulu is one of the best and effective medicine to cure Arthritis, Sciatica, Joints pain and other physical weakness. The main key ingredients of this tablet are Ashwagandha, Kumkum, and Swarna bhasma. These ingredients reduce stiffness, pain, cure difficulty in walking, and provide strength to the joints.

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

CAC Nerve up tablet is a herbo-mineral tablet and is the purely Ayurvedic formulation.  CAC Nerve up tablets helps in balancing the Vata doshas. It reduces Kapha doshas and acts as a nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, abhrak bhasma, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. These contain natural vatahar properties and helps in curing Vata diseases.

Uses:

  • Inflammation
  • Stiffness
  • Gout
  • Arthritis
  • Swelling in joints
  • Bodyache
  • Erectile disfunction.
  • Body weakness
  • Insomnia

6 Sheet Dhara

It  is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It works on all the three doshas of the body but mainly acts on pitta dosha. It contains Ajwaion, Kapur (camphor) and Mint leave that help to reduce Acidity and burning sensation in the chest region with its cooling effects. It relaxes your mind also maintains Blood pressure. CAC Sheet dhara help in controlling mood swings by which many women are affected nowadays. It also controls burping, nausea and bloating.

USES OF SHEET DHARA:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Burning sensation in the chest region
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Burping
  • Hiccups
  • Maintain blood pressure
  • Control mood swings
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Improves Appetite

Panchkarma

Medications can reduce inflammation in joints to relieve pain and prevent or slow joint damage. Occupational and physical therapy can help in protecting joints. If joints are severely damaged by arthritis Panchakarma plays the best role in preventing the damage and allow the patient to work free from any kind of stiffness, discomfort, pain, etc.

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides the best Panchakarma therapies to manage the symptoms of arthritis in any stage. The procedures are done by experienced therapists under the guidance of expert Doctors. The therapies are given below –

  1. Anuvasana Vasti – Anuvasana means to stay. They neither aggravate the doshas nor cause any complication. Saindhvadi oil is effective oil for anuvasana Vasti in amavata. Vasti is considered as the most useful therapeutic procedures in which medicated oils, decoctions, decoctions with milk, are introduced into the large intestines through the rectum with the help of basti yantra. Vasti is the best treatment for vata dosha, so also for pitta, kapha, rakta in sansarga & sannipata doshas. Vasti can eradicate most of the diseases occurring in Sakha, kostha & marma sthana.
  2. Kshara Vasti – Kshara Vasti is considered as a Shodhana Chikitsa in the case of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Patients who have symptoms like Aruchi, Jwara, Shula, Shoth, are mainly recommended for this procedure. The therapy is very beneficial in removing the toxins and maintains the normal functioning of the digestive system.
  3. Baluka Sweda – Swedan is a specialized treatment in Ayurveda which helps in providing unparalleled relief in pain, redness, swelling, stiffness, etc. In Baluka sweda we use heated sand tied in a bolus to provide heat to the pain-affected joints or body parts.

How to Treat Insomnia through Ayurveda?

How to Treat Insomnia through Ayurveda

How to Treat Insomnia through Ayurveda

What is the Definition of Insomnia?

Insomnia is defined as the difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so. It is the most common sleep complaint in which people can feel dissatisfied with their sleep and usually experience one or more of the following symptoms: difficulty concentrating, low energy, mood disturbances, fatigue, and decreased performance in work or at school. Studies shows that insomnia negatively affects work performance and can damage relationships.  The causes, symptoms and severity associated with insomnia may vary from person to person.

In most of the cases, people with insomnia report a worse overall quality of life.

What is an Ayurvedic View on Insomnia?

In Ayurveda, insomnia is correlated with ‘Nidranasha’ or ‘Anidra’ which is called as loss of sleep. Nidranasha is defined as the difficulty in maintaining sound sleep or waking up early and unable to sleep again. In Ayurveda texts, it is clearly mentioned that it is responsible due to prana vata, sadhak pitta and tarpak kapha.

Prana vata is a subtype of vata and its aggravation in the body leads to insomnia, anxiety, stress and depression. Sadhak pitta is a sub-dosha of Pitta which controls the emotions as well as spirituality. Tarpak kapha is a sub-dosha of kapha that provides nourishment to the brain cells and facilitates a good sleep during night. Imbalance of Tarpak kapha causes poor nourishment of brain cells which leads to insomnia.

Prevalence

  • About 30 percent of adults have common symptoms associated with insomnia.
  • About 10 percent of adults have severe symptoms associated with insomnia that causes daytime consequences.
  • Less than 10 percent of adults are more likely to have chronic insomnia.

What are the Causes of Insomnia?

Most of the common causes of insomnia are stress, anxiety, and depression. Women are likely to be more affected than men. It is also seen in older adults, shift workers, and people who are suffering with medical or psychological disorders.

Some other causes which can include:

  • Medicines and drugs, like asthma or blood pressure medication.
  • Consumption of alcohol or caffeine containing beverages like chocolates, coffee, tea, cold drinks etc.
  • Excessive smoking
  • Chronic pain in the affected areas and other uncomfortable illnesses
  • A friend or loved one passes away
  • In rare cases, it seems to be a genetic component to insomnia, where insomnia starts in early stage of life.

What are the Various Types of Insomnia?

There are two types of insomnia:

  1. Primary insomnia: In this condition, sleep problems are not linked to any other health conditions or problems.
  2. Secondary insomnia: There is a problem in sleeping because of various health-related conditions like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, or heartburn etc.

What are the Symptoms of Insomnia?

Here are some of the insomnia symptoms that may include:

  1. Difficulty in falling asleep during night
  2. Waking up during the night
  3. Waking up too early
  4. Feeling restless after a night’s sleep
  5. Tiredness or sleepiness during daytime
  6. Irritability, stress or anxiety
  7. Difficulty in paying attention and focusing on tasks
  8. Increased accidents
  9. Ongoing worries about sleep

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Insomnia?

Panchakarma Treatment:

Panchkarma treatment helps to restore the imbalance of doshas and provides strength to the nerves. These therapies have been used in Ayurveda since many ages for treating insomnia. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre facilitates the best panchakarma therapies which are done by well-trained therapists under the supervision of an Ayurvedic doctor.

The Therapies for insomnia patients include

  1. Shirodhara – It is a specialist and therapeutic head massage that reduces anxiety, depression, fatigue, behaviour problems and induces proper sleep.
  2. Pada-Abhyanga – A foot massage that promotes mind as well as body relaxation. It also encourages proper sleep at night time.
  3. Abhyanga – This is a full body massage done by using herbal oils that provides relaxation to the body and promotes the sound sleep.

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides wonderful kit for treating insomnia which is named as- Insomnia Go Kit fro Ayurvedic treamtment of Insomnia . This kit comprises of Brodley syrup, Tagaradi churna, Brahmi capsule and Detox standard powder. These formulations balance the aggravated doshas and improve the brain functioning.

Ayurvedic treatment for insomnia

  1. Brodley Syrup

Brodley syrup is the herbal syrup which comprises of herbs like – Yashti madhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), etc. It is a wonderful formulation which induces sleep in a natural way. This syrup is rich in anti-oxidants and improves the functioning of your brain and provides strength to the nerves.

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

  1. Tagaradi Churna

Tagardi churna is a best Ayurvedic formulation which is used in the treatment of disturbed sleep. This churna provides strength to the heart muscles and reduces blood pressure. According to Ayurveda, it pacifies the Vata as well as Kapha dosha. It improves the quality of sleep, reduces the feeling of heaviness and other symptoms associated with insomnia.

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

  1. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi is one of the such herb that has been used in Ayurveda since many ages that supports sleep, calms emotional turbulence and also improves the concentration and alertness. It improves the blood circulation and act as a natural tranquilizer for insomnia, anxiety that further helps in sleeping better.

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

  1. Detox Standard Powder

Detox standard powder is a mixture of natural herbs that are provides relaxation to the mind and enhances the quality of sleep. It comprises of ingredients like– Gandhak rasayan, Giloy satva, Jahar mohra pishti, Shukta pishti, etc. This powder is mainly prepared for treating conditions such as restlessness, headache, weakness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, etc. Regular use of it subsides the conditions related to insomnia and improves the sleep.

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

These formulations are 100% pure, natural and are free from preservatives, fillers, chemicals and additives.

Natural Cure for Ascites by Herbal Medicines

 

The ascites word is of Greek origin which simply means bag or sac. Ascites is a pathological condition of collection of fluid within the abdominal cavity. In men, there is no or little intraperitoneal fluid, but in women, there is 20 mL normally. Ascites is an abnormal build-up of fluid inside the abdomen or belly. This is commonly seen in patients suffering from cirrhosis of liver problems. Approximately 80% of patients with liver cirrhosis patients develop ascites. Ascites is the build-up of fluid in the abdominal organs and abdominal lining.

The fluid is pale yellow and known as ascetic fluid. The ascitic fluid has many reservoirs like liver diseases, cancers, congestive heart failure or kidney failure.

Causes:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Liver cirrhosis is the most common cause
  • Abdominal carcinoma
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Kwashiorkor
  • Abdominal tuberculosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pericarditis
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Renal dialysis
  • Vasculitis
  • Chronic hepatitis C or B infection
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Nephrotic syndrome

Risk factors:

  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis b or c
  • History of alcohol abuse
  • Tuberculosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Heart and kidney patient
  • Ovarian, pancreatic, liver, or endometrial cancer

Symptoms:

  • Dyspnea
  • Cough
  • Weakness
  • Pedal edema
  • Rapid gain in girth of the abdomen
  • Weakness
  • The anxious look of the patient
  • Cough
  • Fluid thrill
  • Shifting dullness of fluid in the abdomen on percussion
  • Inverted umbilicus
  • Distension of abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Backache
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Indigestion

Types of Ascites:

There are two types of ascites:

  • Transudative Ascites and exudative ascites- It depends upon the amount of protein present in the fluid
  • Another classification has been derived based on the amount of albumin in ascetic fluid compared to albumin measured in the blood. It’s named as SAAG Serum Ascites Albumin Gradient.
  • Ascites which are related to portal hypertension due to liver cirrhosis, CHF, is generally greater than 1:1 while the Ascites caused by other reasons i.e. Malignant, pancreatitis ) is lower than 1:1.

 Ayurvedic Treatment for Ascites:

Ascites-Care-Kit

In Ayurveda, ascites can be correlated with jalodara a type of udararoga (Disease of the abdomen). There is the aggravation of vata dosha in ascites which gets accumulated in udar (abdomen) between twaka (skin) and mamsa (muscles) which leads to abdominal swelling.

Diagnosis:

  • Physical examination by bulging flanks and fluid waves performed by a doctor examining the abdomen, only if the fluid is greater than 500ml.
  • Ultrasound of abdomen
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Laparoscopy
  • Angiography

Prevention:

  •  Drink alcohol in moderate quantity. This can help to prevent liver cirrhosis.
  • For hepatitis B, get vaccinated.
  •  Hepatitis can be sexually transmitted.
  • Avoid sharing or usage of needles. Sharing needles transmit hepatitis.

Treatment by CAC

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides the best natural way to cure the condition of ascites by using “Ascites Care Kit”. This kit contains ayurvedic herbs which improve digestion and balances the aggravated levels of Vata dosha. This kit contains 5 products – Gokhru capsules, Detox Premium Powder, Yakrit Vati, Sheet dhara syrup, Trikatu tablets, Gokhru churna.

1. Gokhru Capsule:

Gokhru capsule is a pure ayurvedic medicine that is very effective in ascites as it has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the swelling of the abdomen. It also acts as a diuretic which causes increased urine secretion from the body and removal of all the toxins. These capsules contain pure extract of Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris).

Recommended Dosage: Take one capsule twice daily with normal water.

2. Detox Premium Powder:

Detox premium powder contains various herbo-mineral ingredients. This herbal powder is prepared from Moti pishti, Prawal pishti, Shukta pishti, Giloy satva, Kamdudha ras, Jahar mohra, Akik pishti, Gandhak rasayan, Tal sindoor, Shankh bhasm, Sutshekhar ras, Sudhyog tab, Shwet parpati, Yavakshaar. This herbal powder helps in the removal of toxins from the whole body, strengthens the body, and helps in maintaining general health.

Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice daily with normal water.

3. Panchsakar Churna:

This churna is very effective for constipation patients as it shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, laxative, & analgesic properties. It is a classical herbal churna prepared from ingredients like Shatapushpa, Balaharitaki, Shunthi, Swarnapatri, & Saindhav lavana. It helps in removing all toxins from the body & it provides good results in constipation. All signs & symptoms related to constipation are treated with the regular use of this churna.

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

4. Sheet Dhara Syrup:

This herbal syrup improves appetite, reduces hyperacidity, improves digestion, and helps in maintaining overall health. Sheet dhara syrup is herbal formula prepared from ajwain satav, peppermint, & mushak kapoor.

Recommended Dosage: Take a half teaspoon in a half cup of water twice daily on an empty stomach.

5. Trikatu Tablet:

Trikatu tablets are a mixture of three herbs which are Saunth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum). These tablets improve digestion, boost your metabolism, helps in eliminating fat tissues and kapha dosha, support respiratory functions, and remove impurities and ama from the body.

Recommended Dosage: Take one tablet twice daily with normal water.

6. Gokhru Churna:

Gokhru churna is the single herbal powder that contains the pure extract of herb Gokshura. This powder act as a diuretic decreases inflammation, used in renal calculi, & urinary tract infections.

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

How to Treat Insomnia Naturally with Herbal Medicines?

Sleep is a natural phenomenon for the mind and body to rest, detoxify, reset and rejuvenate. Sleep is essential; both cognitive and physiological functioning. It gets disturbed which results in insomnia. A common sleep disorder that makes it difficult for a person to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or makes you get up too early and unable to fall asleep again. The person feels lazy and tired of waking up. Your energy level and mood get sapped due to insomnia it also affects your health, work performance, and lifestyle.

The condition can be acute or short term or can be chronic that lasts for a longer time. insomnia lasts from 1 night to 1-2 weeks known as acute insomnia when it lasts for 3 nights a week or more than 3 months or more is termed as chronic insomnia. It may results in many problems during the day, such as low energy, tiredness, poor concentration, and irritability. The risk of insomnia increases in old-age and with serious diseases, such as cancer, heart patients.

Although it is generally believed that 10% to 15% of the adult population suffers from the condition of insomnia. People over the age of 65 are affected more often than younger people and it has been shown that females are more often affected than males. Insomnia can be triggered by your behaviors and sleep patterns.

Treatment for insomnia can include psychological, behavioral, medical or some combination.

Causes:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Tumors
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Stressful life
  • Environmental factors like excessive noise, light or extreme temperatures.
  • Allergies
  • Heart problems
  • Too much intake of alcohol
  • Physical injuries
  • Hormonal disturbance in females
  • Aging
  • Menopause
  • Disturbed lifestyle such as eating too late or heavy in the night
  • Medications –glucosamine, ace inhibitors, ssri antidepressants, beta-blockers, statins, etc.
  • Other factors – parasites, genetic conditions, pregnancy, overactive mind, etc.
  • Depression
  • Intake of caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol in excess

Symptoms:

Insomnia symptoms may include:

  • In between waking up during the night
  • Hard to fall asleep at night
  • Waking up too early
  • The feeling of laziness after a night’s sleep
  • Sleepiness or Daytime tiredness
  • Irritability, anxiety or depression
  • Difficulty in focusing on tasks or paying attention or remembering
  • Increased accidents
  • Ongoing worries about sleep
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Severe headache
  • Gastro-intestinal distress
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Behavior problems, such as feeling impulsive or aggressive.

Types:

  • Primary insomnia– In this, the person is having sleep problems that are not directly associated with any other health condition or problems.
  • Secondary insomnia–In this, the person is having sleep problems because of health conditions like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer or heartburn.
  • Acute insomnia– It is a very common type and lasts for a few days or weeks. It may be due to stress or life events and most people recover naturally.
  • Chronic insomnia– It lasts for a month or more and is likely to cause problems like fatigue, concentration or mood changes.

Consequences of insomnia:

  • Decreases libido
  • impairment of cognitive ability
  • Impairs the judgment capacity
  • Weight gain and obesity
  • Increase the incidence of depression

Risk factors:

  • Females
  • Old age above 60 years
  • Mental disorders
  • Changing shifts
  • Regular night shifts
  • Traveling long distance

What is an Ayurvedic View on Insomnia?

‘Nidranasha’ or ‘Anidra’ is a term of Ayurveda used for loss of sleep. Nidranasha is the difficulty in maintaining sound sleep or waking up early without complete sleep and unable to sleep again, or waking up with a feeling of tiredness and exhaustion. According to the Ayurvedic perspective, the disease is responsible due to Tarpak Kapha, Sadhak Pitta or Prana Vata.

Tarpak Kapha is a sub-dosha of Kapha; it nourishes the brain cells and facilitates a good sleep at night time. Imbalance of Tarpak Kapha dosha causes poor nourishment of brain cells, leading to insomnia. Sadhak pitta is a sub-dosha of Pitta and controls the emotions, desires, spirituality. Prana vata is a subtype of Vata and is linked to insomnia, worry, anxiety, etc. Prana Vata causes the nervous system sensitive, this sensitive nervous system coupled with an aggravated Prana vata leading to insomnia.

Home remedies:

  • Lavender- It is an herbal tonic to our nervous system. Massage of lavender oil helps to induce sleep.
  • Lettuce: Lettuce is full of sedative properties and it is useful in insomnia.
  • Kava- kava is a drink helps to relax and soothe our body and feel us fresh.
  • Warm milk- one glass of warm milk make us relaxed and getting closer to fall sleep.
  • Chamomile- 1/2 glass of juice of chamomile flowers or a teaspoon of chamomile flowers play a vital role to treat insomnia
  • Cherry- raw cherry fruit or one glass of cherry juice also helps to treat insomnia because of melatonin.
  • Banana- eat some slices of banana before going to bed because banana contains serotonin a chemical in the brain that helps us to sleep
  • Use whole-wheat flour and brown rice instead of refined varieties.
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks, alcohol, and aerated drinks after dusk.
  • Avoid watching television or working on the computer late at night.
  • Create a quiet, dark atmosphere. Use clean, fresh sheets and pillow. Keep the room temperature comfortable.
  • Tomatoes, Grapes, Cherries, Chickpeas, Mushrooms, Bell peppers, Banana, Walnuts are very beneficial for improving sleep quality.
  • Reduce salt intake in the diet, it can cause high blood pressure which also affects sleep.
  • Exercise regularly to control stress levels both physical and mental.
  • Shavasana, Supta mastsyendrasana, Surya bhedna, Supta baddha konasana, Viparti karani, Halasana are some of the yoga asanas which helps to reduce the stress, keep the mind calm, and induces the sleep.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Insomnia

Instead of using allopathic medicines you should use natural treatment which is very beneficial to treat the condition of insomnia. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provided you the best Ayurvedic remedies that help you to get rid of insomnia known as “Insomnia Go Kit’’

1. Detox Standard Powder

It is a mixture of natural herbs especially made for relaxation of mind and enhances the quality of sleep. The powder consists of ingredients like– Giloy satva, Jahar mohra, Gandhak rasayan, Shukta pishti, etc. This remedy helps to reduce fatigue and an excellent health promoter. Detox standard powder is mainly used in conditions such as restlessness, headache, weakness of heart muscles, depression, high blood pressure, etc. Regular use of medicine subsides all the above-mentioned conditions and improves sleep.

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

2. Brodley Syrup

Brodley syrup is considered as 100% natural, pure, organic and has no coloring, artificial flavors, and preservatives. It is an excellent source for naturally inducing sleep. The syrup contains herbs like – Yashti madhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), etc. It is rich in anti-oxidants and good for the functioning of your brain and improves nerve functioning.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonfuls twice a day with normal water.

3. Brain relaxant churna

It is a herbal and purely ayurvedic formulation. It is 100% natural and pure. It is prepared from herbs that show the calming effect on the brain and gives you relaxation. It contains various herbs like Amla, Sonth, Pippali, Marich, Haldi, Bala, Suddha Gandhak, Lauh bhasma, etc. that are Stressbuster and provide you relief from anxiety. Herbs present in CAC Brain relaxant churna show antioxidant, Neuroprotective, carminative and anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Stress care tablet 

It is an amazing combination of natural herbs like Sarpgandha, Brahmi, Tagar, jatamansi. It helps to relieve stress conditions. They help to pacify the nervous system and also helps to increase mental and physical performance.

In Ayurveda when there is an imbalance of three energies i.e. Vata, pitta and Kapha, it leads to disease. Vata has a sub dosha named prana doshas which regulates the sensory perception, brain, and mind. Tarpak Kapha subtype of kapha, governs cerebrospinal fluid, sadhak pitta subtype of pitta doshas governs emotions and their impact on the heart. So any vitiation of these doshas leads to stress.

DOSAGE: 1-2 tablets a day after meal

5. Mann Mitra tablet

CAC Mann Mitra tablet is herbal and purely ayurvedic medicine. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment for psychiatric conditions and helps to balance all the three doshas of body i.e Vata, pitta, Kapha. CAC Mann Mitra tablet improves intelligence and speech problems. It helps make the nervous system strong and nerves as well. It contains various herbs like Bala, Vacha, Shankhpushpi, Nagkeshar, etc that help you fight insomnia, anxiety, and stress. It works as an antioxidant, antidepressant, immune booster, anti-epileptic and as a neuroprotective drug.

 DOSAGE: 2 tablets a day after meal

How to make your Immunity strong to fight against Covid-19 ?

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Our immune system does a remarkable job against disease-causing microorganisms and defends them amazingly. But in certain circumstances, it fails. A disease-causing germ successfully invades into the body and makes a person sick. So in this situation, the certain question arises i.e. Is it possible to intervene in this process and boost your immunity? How can we improve our diet? Are vitamins or herbal preparations helps to build up immunity? What lifestyle changes should be taken for building up a perfect immune response?

A person may possess chronic low immunity. From an Ayurveda point of view, the human body is made up of seven tissue layers or dhatus which is responsible for our immunity. These layers of tissue known as Rasa (lymph), Rakta (blood), Mamsa (muscle), Medha (fat), Asthi (bone), Majja (bone marrow) and Shukra (semen/reproductive tissue. The final essence of these seven tissues is known as ojas.

Ayurveda offers a natural way to maintain a healthy body. The tridoshas vata, pitta, kapha are known as energies of the body. In Ayurveda, there is a theory of immunity known as beej bhumi theory, which means seed and land. In this case, the body is related to land while the infections are related to the seed. If there is an accumulation of ama in the body and the body is lacking the ojas , then the infection will find the fertile ground in the same way as the fertile land will sprout the seeds.

If the digestion is strong and ojas is there, then the seeds of infection will not affect the body just like infertile land will not sprout the seeds.

When the seasons change, the susception of respiratory infection increases. Body function differently in cold and hot seasons and digestive fire can fluctuate irregularly. One should follow a healthy diet and lifestyle for strong immunity.

Immunity is the quality or state of being immune we can say a condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing the development of pathogenic microorganisms or by counteracting the effects of its product. Whole immunity system consists of special cells, protein, tissue, and organs which defends people against germs and micro-organism every day. This type of infectious disease is called immunity.

Causes:

  • Genetic factors
  • Poor mental health
  • Stress
  • Negative emotions like jealousy, envy, anger, and guilt
  • Overuse of antibiotics
  • Viruses
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Obesity
  • Malnutrition
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Unhealthy eating habits.
  • Basic things to order to increase immunity :
  • Do regular exercise
  • Quit smoking
  • Sound sleep
  • Maintain hygiene
  • Minimize stress
  • Take a balanced diet
  • Maintain proper weight

Food to Strengthen Immunity:

Citrus fruits: vitamin C is taken by people after they get infected by the cold. it helps to build up the immune system. Vitamin C helps to increase the production of white blood cells. This helps to fights against infections.

Popular citrus fruits include grapes, oranges, and lemons

It’s easy to add a squeeze of this vitamin c to any healthy meal.

Red bell pepper:

Red bell peppers have two times more vitamin C as compared to citrus. It is also a rich source of beta carotene. Besides boosting your immune system, it helps to maintain healthy skin. Beta carotene helps keep your eyes and skin healthy.

Garlic:

Garlic is a common spice found in almost every kitchen in the world. It helps in fighting against infections. Garlic helps to lower down blood pressure and slow down the function of the hardening of the arteries. Garlic’s immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.

Ginger:

Ginger is another ingredient which is commonly taken after getting sick. Ginger may help to decrease inflammation, which further helps to reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory conditions. It also works in nausea.

While it’s used in many sweet desserts, ginger packs some heat in the form of gingerol, a relative of capsaicin

Turmeric:

Turmeric as a key ingredient in the Indian kitchen. It is a bitter bright yellow spice that has also been used for years to treat anti-inflammatory conditions both osteoarthritis and RA.

OTHER TIPS:

  • Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Get at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Keep up with your vaccinations. Almost everyone who’s at least 6 months old should get a flu vaccine every year.
  • Keep your weight healthy.
  • Don’t drink too much alcohol.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Get the Nutrients You Need
  • Food is your best source. Fill half your plate with vegetables and fruit, and split the other half between lean protein and grains.
  • Manage Your Stress: Everyone gets stressed. Short bursts of stress may help your immune system. But lasting stress is a problem. It can hamper your immune system.
  • You can take action to tame stress. Make these steps part of your stress management plan:
  • Learn and use relaxation techniques.
  • Take time for yourself.
  • Build your support network of people you can talk to.
  • Consider counseling, especially when you’re going through a very stressful time.

IMMUNITY IS YOUR WEAPON

All the above symptoms are only because of weak immunity or when our immune system gets weak and having Strong immunity is the basis of Ayurveda on which all our medicines work that is to increase your immune power to fight against infections and Rejuvenate your body naturally. No virus is strong enough to attack you until your immunity is strong. So Ayurveda has answers to all your symptoms of the Corono Virus.

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1. Detox Premium powder:

Detox premium powder is a herbo-mineral preparation containing ingredients such as jahar mohra pishti, parwal pishti, shukta pishti, shankh bhasma, kehrva pishti, moti bhasam, giloy satv, kamdudha ras, etc. This herbal powder help in overall detoxification of the body balances pitta dosha in the body, reduces inflammation, pain, sudden pain, etc.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

2. Giloy Capsules:

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. This capsule contains pure extract of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). It is one of the best Rasayan of Ayurveda that helps Rejuvenate your body. It is a very good anti-oxidant, 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.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily.

3. Garlic Capsules:

This is purely Ayurvedic preparation. Garlic capsules show anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-microbial, immune-modulator properties. These capsules contain a pure extract of garlic. This is effective in atherosclerosis, diabetes, high level of cholesterol, hypertension.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily.

4. Sheet Dhara Syrup:

This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients such as ajwain satav, mushak kapoor, peppermint, etc that naturally relieve the symptoms like bloating, blenching, nausea, vomiting, feeling of discomfort, etc. The regular use of this herbal syrup neutralizes the high acid content, reduces abdominal pain, & cramps that are associated with the appendix patients.

Recommended dosage: Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.

5. Trikatu Syrup:

Trikatu syrup is a purely herbal formula containing ingredients such as long pepper, black pepper, & dry ginger. This herbal syrup shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, carminative, & immuno-modulator effects. These properties provide effective results in signs and symptoms related to coronavirus.

Recommended dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful thrice daily before meals.

6. Panchsakar Churna:

Panchsakar Churna is an herbal preparation containing five ingredients such as shunthi, haritaki, pippali, trivrit, & sauvarchala lavana. The use of this herbal churna deals with sudden abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, etc. It helps in overall detoxification of the body.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful with lukewarm water at bedtime

7. Cough Go Tablets:

These herbal tablets are beneficial in cough, cold, bronchitis, & other respiratory disorders. Cough Go Tablets are ayurvedic formulation containing Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), etc. All these ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, a bronchodilator, & expectorant properties.

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

8. Amrit Tulsi Ras

This herbal preparation is in drops form prepared from five types of Tulsi. Shama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Rama Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum), Kapoor Tulsi (Ocimum canum), Shwet Tulsi (Ocimum basilicum), Nimba Tulsi (Ocimum citriodorum) that provides good result in cough & cold problem.

Recommended Dosage: Take two to three drops twice daily.

How Diarrhea Can be treated by Ayurvedic Medicines ?

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A loose, watery stool with disturbed bowel movements is termed as diarrhea. if a person has loose stools three or more times in a day, he is said to have diarrhea. Diarrhea lasts for a short interval of time is named as acute diarrhea. It is commonly faced by people. It lasts for 1-2 days usually. it goes on its own. It can be a sign of serious issues if diarrhea lasts more than a few days. diarrhea that lasts for a minimum of 3-4 weeks termed as chronic diarrhea. It can be a general symptom of chronic disease. The symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go or can continue in chronic diarrhea.

It is a condition characterized by annoying and painful loose and watery stools. It usually occurs due to an infection in the gastrointestinal tract or consuming polluted/contaminated food and water. About 75 % of deaths are due to diarrhea occurring in the first two years of life. The main cause of death is from acute diarrhea that results from the loss of fluids and electrolytes in diarrheal stools. Other important causes of death are dysentery.

Diarrhea is an important cause of undernutrition. This is because patients eat less during diarrhea and their ability to absorb nutrients is reduced.

Causes:

Causes of diarrhea include:

Viruses- Cytomegalovirus, Norwalk virus, and viral hepatitis are viruses that are responsible for diarrhea. The cause of acute childhood diarrhea is Rotavirus.

Parasites and bacteria- Bacteria and parasites get transmitted to your body through contaminated food and water. When diarrhea is caused due to traveling in developing countries, it is often known as a traveler’s diarrhea. Clostridium difficile is another form of bacteria that leads to serious infections and results in diarrhea, which occurs after a course of antibiotics or during a hospitalization too.

Medications-Diarrhea can result due to the side effects of various medications. Both good and bad bacteria are destroyed by antibiotics due to the disturbance of the natural bacteria in your intestines. Cancer drugs and antacids with magnesium cause diarrhea.

Lactose intolerance- Lactose is a normal sugar found in milk & dairy products. People eating dairy products face difficulty in digesting lactose and have diarrhea. it gets an increase with age because levels of the enzyme that helps digest lactose drop in progressing age.

Fructose– Fructose is a natural sugar found in fruits and honey. certain beverages add sweetener to beverages. Difficulty in digesting fructose leads to diarrhea.

Artificial sweeteners. Sorbitol and mannitol – artificial sweeteners found commonly in chewing gum and other sugar-free products leads to diarrhea.

Surgery- Surgeries like surgery of gall bladder and abdominal sometimes cause diarrhea.

Other digestive disorders-Common disorders like Crohn’s disease, , celiac disease, ulcerative colitis microscopic colitis and irritable bowel syndrome(IBS).

Others:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Diabetes
  • Laxative abuse
  • Radiation therapy
  • Overactive thyroid
  • Some cancers
  • Malabsorption

Symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Cramping
  • Dehydration
  • Bloating
  • Fever
  • The urgency to evacuate the bowel
  • Vomiting
  • Bloody & watery stools
  • A frequent urge to evacuate your bowels
  • A large volume of stools
  • Weight loss

Risk factors:

  • People taking contaminated food
  • People traveling more
  • Old age & children can be at risk of diarrhea

Complication

  • Excessive thirst
  • Dry skin and mouth
  • No urination or little urination
  • Weakness, lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Fatigue
  • Unresponsiveness, Drowsiness, or irritability
  • Sunken appearance to the abdomen, cheeks or eyes

Prevention:

  • Wash your hands regularly to prevent the spread of viral diarrhea. For adequate hand-washing:
  • Wash frequently. Before and after preparing food to wash your hands properly. Wash your hands after handling uncooked meat, changing diapers, using the toilet, coughing, sneezing, and blowing your nose.
  • Use hand sanitizer. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when washing isn’t possible. Apply the hand sanitizer just like applying hand lotion, properly cover the fronts and backs of both hands.
  • Practice good sanitation system which includes wastewater and sewage
  • Dispose of child stool as early as possible
  • Spread awareness about hazards of the spread of infection.
  • Take ORS as suggested by WHO if someone faces symptoms of diarrhea.
  • Take fresh fruits juices and liquids

Ayurveda view

In Ayurveda, it is called “Atisara”. Some conditions like weak digestive power, impure water, toxins, and mental stress commonly cause diarrhea. Depending upon which particular Dosha, Atisara has been classified in to vataj, pittaj, kaphaj, sannipatik, bhayaj, and shokaj types.

Atisara is mainly caused by Vata dosha. Vataj atisara is marked by painful loose motion with gases and sounds. Pittaj atisara causes motion with a burning sensation that shows offensive odor. Kaphaj atisara is sticky, oily, whitish motion with a foul odor. Sannipatik atisara is caused by the vitiation of all three doshas and have mixed characteristics. Bhayaj and Shokaj atisara are caused by fear and grief respectively.

Ayurvedic treatment for Diarrhea 

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In Ayurveda, there are numerous herbs that deal with all the signs & symptoms related to diarrhea patients. This ayurvedic treatment provides the best results to diarrhea patients as all the signs & symptoms are treated with the use of the ayurvedic medicines mentioned below in detail:

1. Detox Standard Powder

The powder contains a combination of natural and pure herbo-mineral ingredients which is the best remedy for the treatment of diarrhea problems. The mixture contains ingredients like– Parwal pishti, Giloy satav, shankh bhasam, Sutshekhar ras, Sudhyog tab, shwet parpati, Tal sindoor, Akik pishti, Jahar mohra, & Moti pishti. It relieves the body from the condition like general weakness, loose stools, fatigue, abdominal pain, cramps, etc.

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

2. Sheetdhara Syrup

It is a very good antacid that neutralizes stomach acid and relieves heartburn, indigestion, or an upset stomach. This herbal syrup is used in health conditions like gastritis, belching, bloating, abdominal cramps, etc. This syrup commonly used to treat symptoms like hyperacidity, heartburn, abdominal cramps, and pain in abdomen conditions. It is used for extra gas and feeling of pressure, discomfort in the stomach or gut of your body.

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

3. Kutaj Ghan Vati

Kutaj Ghan vati is a purely herbal formulation. It is very useful in curing diarrhea, intestinal infection, and dysentery. These herbal tablets deal with all signs & symptoms related to diarrhea patients. Kutaj ghan vati contains ingredients like Kutaj (Holarrhena antidysenterica), Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum) that manage the symptoms like abdominal pain, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, loose stools, general weakness, fatigue, etc. The herbs in these tablets show antioxidant, anti-diarrheal, anti-inflammatory, etc properties.

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

4. Liver care syrup

Liver Care syrup helps in balancing Pitta dosha. This Syrup enhances the regeneration of liver cells, promotes functions of the liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, and obstructive Jaundice. It contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( Phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinospora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti, etc. These herbs show Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, Hepato-protective, properties. This syrup improves digestion, enhances appetite. All signs & symptoms related to diarrhea are treated with the regular use of this syrup.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.