Herbal Remedies for Autism


Autism is defined as the neuro biological disorder characterized by severe deficiency in social skills, behavior and reciprocal social interactions; difficulty in language, arrangement of words and non verbal communication; intellectual and cognital deficiency; difficulty in identifying and remembering the names and nature of things.

It is a developmental disorder that appears in the first three years of life and affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills. Some children with autism appear normal before age 1 or 2 and then suddenly regress and lose language or social skills they had previously gained. It affects boys 3-4 times more often than girls.


  • The most important cause is the impaired serotonin metabolism in the brain and central nervous system.
  • Digestive tract changes
  • Problems during pregnancy and birth
  • Mercury poisoning
  • Viral infections
  • Allergies to specific food items such as milk and dairy products
  • Inability of the body to use vitamins and minerals
  • Vaccine sensitivity
  • Genetic factor
  • Chromosomal abnormalities


  • Abnormal social behavior and skills. Patient does not make friends, does not lay interactive games, may not respond to eye contact or smiles or may avoid eye contact, treat others as if they are objects, prefer to spend time alone rather than being with others, shows lack of empathy.
  • Poor social communications
  • Poor verbal and non verbal languages
  • Has a short attention span, narrow interests, is overactive or very passive
  • Show aggression towards others or self
  • Lack of analytic abilities
  • Poor reasoning
  • Weak immune system
  • Difficulty in speaking or any other speech related problem
  • Hyperacidity
  • Increased sensitivity towards food
  • Oversensitive towards sight, hearing, touch, smell or taste
  • Have unusual distress when routines are changed
  • Perform repeated body movements
  • Show unusual attachments to objects
  • Insensitivity to pain
  • Seizures
  • Mental retardation in some cases is also present


According to Ayurveda, it is caused due to vata dosha imbalance. Poor eating habits, dominance of doshas, influence of rajas and tamas in an individual’s mind, poor health condition and other diseases, extreme feelings like anger, fear or anxiety, deep regret or grief or a deep sense of attachment keep a person’s mind busy and affects it negatively causing loss of intellect and nervous imbalance. This gives rise to dosha imbalance and the possibility of the person being affected by autism increases.

Panchakarma therapies advised in autistic patients are:-

  1. Sarvanga Abhyanga
  2. Swedanam
  3. Patra Pinda Sweda
  4. Shirodhara
  5. Shiroabhyanga
  6. Parishek
  7. Nasyam
  8. Anuvasana vasti
  9. Niruha vasti

Single herbs recommended in this case are:-

  • Brahmi
  • Shatavari
  • Tagar
  • Vacha
  • Mustak
  • Ashwagandha
  • Shankhpushpi
  • Yashtimadhu
  • Giloy
  • Amla
  • Pippali
  • Trikatu
  • Jyotishmati
  • Mandukparni

These herbs increase the blood circulation to the brain, protect and repair neurons, improve mental strength, concentration and memory; enhance concentration, intelligence, attention and overall cognitive ability.

Ayurvedic formulations that are beneficial in this case are:-

  • Brahmi Ghrit
  • Panch Gavya Ghrit
  • Ashwagandha Ghrit
  • Brahmi Vati
  • Manas Mitra Vati
  • Ashwagandha Avaleh
  • Ashwagandha Churna
  • Brodley Syrup
  • Brainomed Syrup
  • Brainomed tablet
  • Triphala Syrup
  • Trikatu Syrup
  • Tagaradi Churna


  • Avoid intake of night shade vegetables, including tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes and peppers.
  • Include fruits and green leafy vegetables in your diet.
  • Avoid intake of much of dairy products. However, intake of ghee and milk is strongly recommended in patient suffering autism.
  • Practice deep breathing excercises
  • Drink boiled water whenever feel thirsty.
  • Increase the intake of vitamin D & C in your diet.
  • Avoid all foods made with wheat such as bread, pasta and wheat cereal.
  • Avoid heavy, junk, oily, processed, baked and preserved food items.
  • Avoid any form of concentrated sugar including candy, desserts, soda or fruit juices.


Have turmeric in your diet. Turmeric offers antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects to the body. This helps in improving the health of the gut and ensure proper nutrient intake.

Herbal Remedies for Paget’s Disease


Paget’s disease is a localized bone disorder characterized by abnormal growth of the bone. It may affect one or two bones. The risk of developing the disease increases with the advancing age.

Healthy bone tissue is maintained by cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts. The osteoblasts build new bones and osteoclasts help to dispose of old bone.

In Paget’s disease, the speed of breaking of bone tissue is faster than normal. The body speeds up rebuilding process of new bone. But these bones are often weak and brittle in nature and therefore break easily. It commonly occurs in pelvis, skull, spine and legs. It may damage the cartilage lining the joints near the affected bones. This wear and tear often leads to osteoarthritis of the affected joints, a condition that may cause pain, swelling and stiffness.

The disease may progress slowly with time. Some common complications that may arise are fracture and deformities, osteoarthritis, heart failure, bone cancer, etc.


The exact cause of the disease is not known. However, following factors are responsible for causing this disease:-

  • Genetic factors
  • Environmental factors
  • Virus



Signs and symptoms of the disease depend upon the part of the body that is affected.

  • Pain in the hip region. The pain may be constant, aching and deep and may be most severe at night.
  • Bone abnormality in skull may cause hearing loss or headaches.
  • When spine is affected, nerve roots get compressed that further causes pain, tingling sensation and numbness in the arms and legs.
  • Weakness in the bones may cause bending and patient becomes bowlegged. This might put extra pressure on surrounding joints and may cause osteoarthritis in your knee or hip.
  • Enlarged bones can compress the spinal cord or the nerves coming out of the brain and spinal cord. Pain resulting from nerve compression is more severe than the bone pain associated with Paget’s. The location of the pain caused by nerve compression depends on the nerve that is affected. Pain may even radiate from your lower back into the legs. Pressure on the nerve cause numbness, tingling, weakness and double vision.
  • Warmth in your skin over the affected area.
  • Neurological problems such as hearing loss
  • Weakness of muscles
  • Fracturing of bones even from minor injuries
  • Deafness
  • Vision problems
  • Dizziness


Paget’s disease is due to vitiation of vata dosha and is compared with Asthi Dhatu Kshaya in Ayurveda.

Line of treatment for Paget’s disease aims at:-

  • Regularizing the deposition and break down of bone tissue
  • Medicines that helps in healthy bone tissue
  • Treating pain and other neurological issues
  • Protecting vital organs and preventing long term complications of joints, sensory organs, heart and kidney.

Panchakarma therapies that can be done in this case are:-

  1. Sarvanga Abhyanga
  2. Swedana
  3. Patra Pinda Sweda
  4. Anuvasana Vasti
  5. Niruha Vasti

Single herbs that can be given in this case are:-

  • Guggulu
  • Nirgundi
  • Rasna
  • Mustak
  • Amalaki
  • Vibhitaki
  • Punarnava
  • Haritaki
  • Ashwagandha
  • Shatavari
  • Shallaki

Ayurvedic formulations recommended in this case are:-

  • Trayodashang Guggulu
  • Asthiposhak Vati
  • Dhatu Poshtik Churna
  • Ashwagandha Avaleha
  • Ashwagandha Churna
  • Vata Vidhwansan Rasa
  • Punarnavadi Kwatha
  • Vata Nashak Vati
  • Vishmushtik Vati
  • Maha Vata Raja Rasa
  • Triphala Churna
  • Maha Rasnadi kwatha
  • Rasnadi Guggulu
  • Nirgundi Tailam


  • Exercise on a regular basis for maintaining the joint mobility and bone strength.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Avoid dry and cold foods.
  • Include milk, ghee, sesame, millets in your diet.
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol and other caffeinated products.
  • Avoid intake of tea and coffee.
  • Include fruits and green leafy vegetables in your diet.
  • Keep the pulses in sunlight before cooking them. This gives the vitamin D content to the body.


  • Have milk warmed with half teaspoon of turmeric at night. Turmeric relieves the pain and inflammation.
  • Take few pieces of ginger and prepare its paste in warm water. The phytochemicals present in it helps in joint and muscle pain and stops the inflammation.

Herbal Remedies for Parkinson’s Disease


Parkinson’s disease is a neurological degenerative disorder affecting 1% of the population in the elderly people. It is characterized by the degeneration of the central nervous system, thereby affecting the motor skills of the patient. It symbolizes the loss of dopamine producing brain cells, resulting in a group of conditions called motor system disorders.


Parkinson’s disease is caused by one or more environmental factors, inherited susceptibility to the disease like the inheritance of the chromosome 4 gene. Presence of free radicals also lead to the development of the Parkinson’s disease.


  • Trembling in fingers, hands, arms, feet, legs, jaw and head. Tremors most often occur in rest position and may even worsen when excited, tired or stressed.
  • Pill rolling tremor where the thumb and fingers move uncontrollably in a manner resembling the rolling of a pill between the fingers.
  • Passive movements of the limbs known as cogwheel rigidity
  • Stiffness in the limbs and trunk. Rigidity may even lead to muscle aches and pain.
  • Loss of fine hand movements which may lead to cramped handwriting and may make eating 5z4
  • Difficult to adjust posture to maintain balance.
  • Shuffling walk with a stooped position known as festinating gait and a diminished or absent arm swing
  • Anxiety, stress, depression
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Mask like face expression
  • Small handwriting


According to Ayurveda, Parkinson’s disease is compared with Kampavata. It is also known as vepana, vepathu, spandhana, sphurana etc. It is caused by the imbalance of the vata dosha in the body.

When apana vayu gets accumulated and aggravated, it leads to the condition of constipation. When this gets combined with the vata aggravating diet and lifestyle, vata overflows into the channels which in turn disturbs the rasa dhatu or any other weak dhatu. When this weakness resides in the brain stem, it causes altered coordination and tremors, when vata dosha disturbs the mansa dhatu, it causes symptoms like rigidity or if it has entered manovahi srotas it causes depression.

Line of treatment for Parkinson’s disease in Ayurveda is based on the following principles:-

  1. Correcting the vata dosha imbalance through snehan (Oleation) and fomentation (swedana)
  2. Administration of external (including panchakarma therapies) and internal drugs (like Ashwagandha, kapikacchu etc.) in different forms to balance the vata dosha
  3. Using rasayan preparations for rejuvenating the cells and tissues of the body

Single herbs that are useful in Parkinson’s disease are:-

  1. Rasna
  2. Eranda
  3. Ashwagandha
  4. Kapikacchu
  5. Bala
  6. Triphala
  7. Jatamansi
  8. Shankhpushpi
  9. Tagar
  10. Brahmi
  11. Giloy
  12. Aloe vera

Ayurvedic formulations useful in this disease are:-

  1. Ashwagandha Avaleh
  2. Kauncha Pak
  3. Ahwagandhadi Churna
  4. Dashmoola Churna
  5. Tagaradi Churna
  6. Brahmi Vati
  7. Guduchi Satva
  8. Triphala Churna
  9. Dhatupoushtik Churna
  10. Vishmushtik Vati
  11. Manas Mitra Vati
  12. Noni juice
  13. Brodley Syrup

Panchakarma therapies that can be done in a patient of Parkinson’s disease are:-

  • Sarvanga Abhyanga
  • Shiro Abhyanga
  • Shirodhara
  • Shiro Vasti
  • Patra Pinda Sweda
  • Nasya karma
  • Niruha Vasti and Anuvasana Vasti


  • Include high fiber foods in your diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits, cereals, bran etc.
  • Avoid food that has a lot of cholesterol or saturated fat in it.
  • Limit the intake of salt and sugar in your diet.
  • Increase the intake of water. Have at least 8-10 glasses of water every day.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol intake.
  • Practice yoga exercises such as brahmari pranayama to cure the disease.


  • Prepare 5 grams of garlic paste and 5 ml of sesame oil. Add a pinch of black salt. Take this twice a day to balance the vata dosha.
  • Take 20 grams each of Giloy, Rasna, adrak, Punarnava. Prepare a decoction of the above herbs mixing 10 ml of castor oil in it. Take this twice a day to pacify the vata dosha in the colorectal region.
  • Take one teaspoon of Ashwagandha churna with milk at least two times a day. It has rejuvenating property and at the same time it acts as a nervine tonic.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE is an auto immune disorder which affects many organs particularly the skin, brain, kidneys and joints. In this disorder, the body’s defense system whose primary function is to protect from external attacks of bacteria, viruses conversely attacks the body itself. SLE causes long term inflammation of the affected organs leading to degradation in overall quality of the life.

It is much more common in females as compared to men. It can occur in any age group, but appears more often in people between the ages of 10 and 50. SLE mostly harms to heart, lungs, blood vessels, kidneys, joints, skin, liver and nervous system.


There are no exact causes of SLE, however following causes are responsible for causing SLE:-

  • Genetic factors
  • Environmental factors
  • Exposure to ultraviolet lights
  • Weak immunity
  • Hormonal changes in the women
  • Consumption of certain drugs


The symptoms of SLE depend on the involved organ. Patient experiences headaches, numbness, tingling, seizures, vision problems and personality changes, if brain and nervous system are involved; abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting if digestive tract is involved; abnormal heart rhythms if heart is involved; coughing up blood and difficulty in breathing if lungs are involved; patchy skin colour if skin is involved.

Generalized symptoms include:-

  • Pain in chest region while taking a deep breath
  • Butterfly shaped rash over the cheeks of the face
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • General discomfort and uneasiness
  • Hair fall
  • Mouth sores
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Weakness
  • Sleeplessness and confusion
  • Ulcers in the lining of the mouth, nose and throat
  • Swollen and tender joints of the extremities
  • Sensitivity towards sunlight
  • Poor circulation to the fingers and toes with cold exposure
  • Decrease in white blood cells WBC, red blood cells RBC and blood clotting factors
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Blood changes
  • Kidney changes
  • Inflammation of the lining tissue around the heart or lungs, usually associated with the chest pain on breathing or changes of body position


In Ayurveda this is considered as a chronic disease that affects the joints and muscles, reduces body immunity, cause degeneration of the tissues or the seven dhatus. When the body tissues or dhatus get degenerated, body immunity reduces at a great extent causing auto immune diseases like SLE.

As SLE is an autoimmune disorder, the main stress of the ayurveda treatment is on correcting the balance of the three doshas vata, pitta and kapha and the seven dhatus.

Ayurveda emphasizes on:-

  • Correcting the metabolic pathway so that nutrition is produced properly
  • Creating a balance between bodily demand and usage
  • Ensuring a stable immunity
  • Improving the resistance of the body

Following medicinal herbs are found to be beneficial in this case are:-

  • Vidang
  • Ashwagandha
  • Devdaru
  • Vidarikand
  • Gokshur
  • Rasna
  • Aadrakh
  • Giloy
  • Amla
  • Shatavari
  • Pippali
  • Cumin

Ayurvedic formulations useful in this condition are:-

  • Ashwagandha Avaleh
  • Ashwagandha Churna
  • Giloy Satva
  • Prawal Pishti
  • Shukta Pishti
  • Vishmushtki Vati
  • Manasmitra Gutika
  • Punarnava mandoor
  • Mahavataraj Rasa
  • Brodley Syrup

Following Panchakarma therapies are done in case of SLE:-

  • Patra Pinda Sweda
  • Shirodhara
  • Shiroabhyanga
  • Nasya
  • Anuvasana Basti
  • Niruha Basti


  • Avoid irregular food timings. Do not consume stale food.
  • Wake up early in the morning and go to bed on time.
  • Avoid taking in chilies, pickles.
  • Do not keep yourself awake at night.
  • Avoid having day sleep.
  • Avoid doing exercises or hectic activities immediately after taking meals.
  • Avoid taking in non-vegetarian foods and other heavy meals as they remain in the stomach for a longer period of time.
  • Take in citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, limes and grapefruits.
  • Have vegetarian diet. Include fruits and vegetables in your diet.


  • Anti-inflammatory herbs such as pine herb extract, grape seed extract and turmeric should be taken twice a day.
  • Take one gram of reishi mushroom three times a day in case of lupus.

Herbal Remedies for Myopia


Myopia is an eye disease where a person finds difficulty in seeing objects at a distance. It is also known as short sightedness. This occurs due to change in the curvature of the eye or due to any refractive problem of the eye.

Normally, the parallel rays of light coming into the eyes are supposed to converge at a particular point on the retina. However in myopia they start converging much ahead of retina, as a result of which the person has blurred vision of distant objects but clear vision of near objects. This may be due to the change in the curvature of the refracting surface of the eye or due to abnormal refractivity of the media of the eye lens and cornea.


  • Hereditary
  • Visual stress
  • People suffering from chronic cold
  • Severe constipation
  • Excessive use of the eyes
  • Studying or reading in dim light
  • Excessive use of computers
  • Lack of eye excercises
  • Improper diet and nutrition
  • Nervous debility


  • Blurred vision while seeing far off objects
  • Watering from the eyes
  • Itching and burning sensation in the eyes
  • Feeling of heaviness in the eyes
  • Headache
  • Improper sleep
  • Pain in back and cervical region


In Ayurveda, this is compared with the Drishti dosha. Defective vision indicates derangement of the doshas in the body. Vitiation of the Alochak Pitta is responsible for causing vision problems. Due to the above mentioned causes, Alochak Pitta and other dhatus or tissues in the eyes do not get proper nutrition and hence fail to perform the functions properly. Intake of improper food and poor digestion leads to the production of the toxins which then blocks the channels and cause malnourishment of the optic tissues.

Ayurvedic line of treatment focuses on:-

  • Balancing the body energies
  • Clearing the blockage in the eyes
  • Nourishing and strengthening the optical nerves and tissues to improve vision
  • Correcting the constipation and chronic cold if it is the cause

Panchakarma Procedures that are beneficial in myopia are:-

  • Netra basti using Mahatriphaladya Ghrit and Jeevantyadi Ghrit
  • Nasya karma using Panchendriya Vardhan Tailam
  • Virechan karma as a purifying procedure

Single herbs useful in the case of myopia are:-

  • Triphala
  • Punarnava
  • Jyotishmati

Ayurvedic formulations recommended in myopia are:-

  • Saptamrita Loha
  • Maha triphaladya Ghrit
  • Jeevantyadi Ghrit
  • Sunetra Eye Drops


  • Avoid hard to digest and fried food stuffs.
  • Avoid eating sour, pungent and salty food items like spices, pickles and curd.
  • Take properly cooked food.
  • Walk barefoot on the dew covered grass
  • Include cow’s ghee in your diet. It helps in improving the power of the eye.
  • Avoid reading while lying on the bed. Reading and writing at night is strictly prohibited.
  • Avoid giving excess strain to the eyes. One should give rest to eyes in frequent intervals.
  • Include carrots, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, berries, almonds etc which contain vitamin A and C. These are good for eyes and vision.
  • Avoid continous reading, watching television and working on the computer for long hours. Have regular breaks from these activities.
  • Avoid working in low light conditions.
  • Do not keep yourself awake at night especially for the purpose of studying and witness film shows.
  • Practice pranayama, Padma asana and do meditation.


  • Mix almond, coconut, aniseed and candy sugar. Prepare the powder and consume one tablespoon of this powder twice a day.
  • Liquorice is also used in the treatment of myopia. Take liquorice in a very small quantity not more than half a teaspoon and mash it. Make two equal parts of this. Mix honey in one part and ghee in another part. Consume these mixtures twice every day with milk.
  • Take sesamum flowers, long pepper, jasmine and black pepper. Mix all these ingredients and mash them. Add water to this mash and prepare its paste. Now dry this in sunshade and consume this mixture atleast twice a day.
  • Practice Tratak Karma that is concentrating on some point till there is watering from the eyes.

Herbal Remedies for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)


Multiple sclerosis is defined as the debilitating auto immune disease that affects the brain, spinal cord and the optic nerves. Body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the myelin sheath that covers the nerves. Damage to this myelin sheath distorts and interrupts signals coming to and from the brain and spinal cord.

Multiple sclerosis is classified into following subdivisions according to frequency and severity of the neurological symptoms, the ability of the central nervous system to recover and the accumulation of the damage:-


  1. Primary Progressive MS – Causes steady progression of symptoms with few periods of remission.
  2. Relapsing- Remitting MS – Causes worsening of symptoms that occur with increasing frequency along with reduced remission.
  1. Secondary Progressive MS – It is similar to relapsing remitting MS and eventually progresses to MS with no remission.
  2. Relapsing Progressive MS – Causes accumulative damage during exacerbations and remissions.


The cause of the disease remains unknown. However genetics, infections (herpes virus infection, retrovirus infection) and environmental factors (more common in temperate regions as compared to tropics) are sometimes responsible for causing this disease.


  • Fatigue
  • Numbness
  • Tingling sensation in the body
  • Tiredness and pain in the body
  • Trembling of the limbs particularly head
  • Problems in walking, balancing and coordination
  • Visual defects or loss of vision
  • Muscle spasticity
  • Stuttering
  • Depression
  • Problems associated with memory, analysis and interpretation
  • Poor control on urinary bladder
  • Emotional and cognitive dysfunction


According to Ayurveda, the functioning mode in the body is vata dosha that controls the overall balance and activation of the nervous system. MS is a classical vata imbalance disorder.

Ayurveda also believes that ama is the main cause behind any auto-immune disease. In MS also, ama is attached to the nerve tissue and the immune system tries to remove it. As a result the body’s immune system attacks and damages the myelin sheath which results in the development of the disease MS.

Line of treatment for MS:-

  • Calming the immune system to halt the disease activity
  • Relieving inflammation in the nerves
  • Rejuvenating the myelin producing cells
  • Activate body’s processes to reverse and remove the scars in the CNS

In Ayurveda, MS is treated with the Panchakarma therapies to remove ama and dosha accumulation.

Shodhan therapies that are done in MS are:-

  • Sarvanga Abhyanga
  • Swedana
  • Shirodhara
  • Shiroabhyanga
  • Patra Pinda Sweda
  • Vasti

Shamana therapies are also being done to remove ama and dosha accumulation preferably in people who are extremely weak, young, old, debilitated or lack financial means. Shamana therapies aim at pacifying vata dosha.

Single ayurvedic herbs beneficial in this case are:-

  • Ashwagandha
  • Haritaki
  • Vibhitaki
  • Amalaki
  • Nirgundi
  • Cinnamon
  • Chitrak
  • Lasuna
  • Rasna
  • Bala
  • Aloe vera
  • Shatavari
  • Jatamansi
  • Yashtimadhu
  • Eranda

Ayurvedic formulations recommended in this case are:-

  • Ashwagandha Churna
  • Ashwagandha Avaleha
  • Manas Mitra Gutika
  • Dhatu poshtik churna
  • Brahmi Vati
  • Aloe vera juice
  • Lasunadi Vati
  • Trikatu Tablet
  • Bala ashwagandha Lakshadi thailam
  • Rasnadi Kwatha
  • Chitrakadi Vati
  • Triphala Churna


  • Adapt a healthy lifestyle.
  • Avoid fast food and junk food.
  • Practice yoga, pranayam, deep breathing and meditation to increase the energy levels. This refreshes the nerves and improves moods.
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day.
  • Avoid caffeinated products, alcohol and smoking.
  • Have green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds.
  • Avoid wheat, barley, oats and rye.
  • Avoid eating between meals. Avoid sweets and chocolates.
  • Avoid taking tea and coffee, instead have green tea. Green tea helps in prevention and treatment of auto immune disease.
  • Do exercise daily or do brisk walking.


  • Have 30 ml Aloe Vera juice early morning on empty stomach. Aloe vera rich in vitamins and minerals help in strengthening the immune system. It is also used for detoxification process and in improving metabolism.
  • Add one teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root to boiling water and steep for a few minutes. Strain and add honey to it. Drink this atleast twice a day.

Herbal Remedies for Stye


A Stye is a small, inflamed boil on the eyelid. It may affect the skin of the eyebrows or the eyelids, more commonly seen on the lower eyelid. Usually stye is an inflamed hair follicle or an infection of a sebaceous gland in the edge of the eyelid.

Stye, also known as hordeolum, is of two types:-

  1. External hordeolum
  2. Internal hordeolum


  • Application of the cosmetics
  • Incomplete removal of makeup
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Due to ill health
  • Infection of the eyelid caused due to staphylococcus bacteria
  • Infection of the hair follicle of the eyelid leads to the blockage of the hair follicles
  • Uncleanliness
  • Lack of hygiene
  • Dirt
  • Blockage of sebaceous glands near the eyelids
  • Constant rubbing of the eyes
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Poor nutrition and poor health
  • People suffering from blepharitis are at higher risk of developing stye
  • Obese people are more prone to develop stye due to high levels of blood lipids or fats that blocks the oil glands.
  • Toxic condition of the system caused due to wrong feeding habits, especially consumption of foods like white bread, refined cereals, boiled potatoes, etc.


  • Pimple near the eye lid
  • Pain and swelling in the eyelid
  • Watering from the eyes
  • Loss of vision or blurred vision
  • Redness in the eyes
  • Itching in the eyelids
  • Crusting of the eyelid margins
  • Tenderness
  • Mucus discharge from the eyes
  • Pus formation in the areas


According to Ayurveda, external stye is compared with Anjananamika, whereas internal stye is compared with Utsangini and Kumbhika. It is caused due to vitiation of the rakta dhatu and pitta dosha. However other doshas are also involved in causing anjananamika.

Panchakarma therapies that can be done in this condition are:-

  1. Nasya
  2. Netra vasti
  3. Shirodhara and shiro Abhyanga to relieve excessive stress.

Single ayurvedic herbs that help in eliminating the infection from the eyes and help heal the abscess are:-

  • Giloy
  • Shunthi
  • Manjishtha
  • Pippali
  • Haridra
  • Marich
  • Amalaki
  • Haritaki
  • Vibhitaki
  • Pudina
  • Dhaniya
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon

Ayurvedic formulations useful in this case are:-

  • Kaishore Guggulu
  • Gandhak rasayan
  • Saptamrita loha
  • Amalaki Rasayan
  • Triphala churna
  • Manjishthadi churna
  • Ashwagandha Avaleha
  • Triphala Guggulu
  • Aarogya vardhini vati
  • Sunetra eye drops
  • Jeevantyadi ghrit
  • Maha triphaladya ghrit


  • Use separate towels and other common objects. Handkerchief or towel used to clean the eyes should be clean and free from infections.
  • One should stay with proper hygiene especially during winter and monsoon times.
  • Avoid touching the stye, the germs present in the hand might make matters worse.
  • Never burst the stye as it can spread the infection in the eye.
  • Wash your hands properly before handling eyes to keep away all kinds of ophthalmic diseases.
  • Warm up your palms and put them over the eyes. This relaxes the eyes.
  • Protect your eyes from dust and smoke
  • Wash your eyes properly with water
  • Cosmetics used for eyes should be carefully chosen to make sure that they do not cause infections or blockages of sebaceous glands.


  • Take 300 ml of water. Add two tablespoons of coriander seeds and boil for 15-20 minutes. Strain the mixture and allow it to cool. Use this as an eyewash twice a day.
  • Take a tea bag and dip it in water. Remove and press it on the stye for 5-6 minutes. Repeat this five times a day. Tannin helps in relieving pain from the painful bump near the eye.
  • Take 5-8 cloves and a black stone. Rub it with water to make a liquid paste. Apply this paste on the affected area twice or thrice a day.
  • Take a piece of cotton cloth and dip it in warm water. Apply this and rub gently over the affected area. It helps in relieving the inflammation from the eyes.
  • Add turmeric powder to water and use this water as eye drops three times a day.

Herbal Remedies for Leucoderma


Leucoderma is defined as the gradual loss of skin pigment known as melanin pigment from the layers of the skin. There is the appearance of white patches over the face, scalp and genital area. It generally starts from a small spot that later spreads into patches. Over time, due to the loss of melanin pigment from the skin, the patches become more whiter and starts merging with one another thereby creating a broad patch. Sometimes it spreads to all over the body. It is more commonly found in women than men.


  • Excessive stress or worry
  • Chronic gastric problems
  • Improper liver functions like jaundice
  • Excessive consumption of incompatible food stuffs.
  • Presence of worms or parasites in the digestive system
  • Burns
  • Any injury
  • Acute mental worry
  • Faulty perspiratory mechanism
  • Hereditary factor


  • De-pigmentation of the skin
  • Premature greying of the hair and eyelashes


According to Ayurveda, leucoderma is compared with shvet kushtha. Shvet kushtha is caused due to the aggravation of the pitta dosha in the body. Vitiated pitta dosha causes poor digestion and this leads to the accumulation of the ama or toxins in the deep tissues of the body, leading to the condition of leucoderma.

Five divisions of the pitta dosha, bhrajak pitta is responsible for imparting colour to the skin. In case of shvet kushtha, bhrajak pitta is in the imbalanced state and so the skin starts losing its colour and white patches are formed. Rasa dhatu, rakta dhatu, mansa dhatu and lasika are also imbalanced in this disease.

Ayurvedic line of treatment for leucoderma is based on the following principles:

  1. Restoring the digestive power to its normal state
  2. Removing the toxins out of the body
  3. Cleansing the blood
  4. Administrating herbs that will help in restoring the skin colour back to normal

Single herbs that are beneficial in this disease are:

  • Bakuchi
  • Manjishtha
  • Nimba
  • Triphala
  • Trikatu
  • Hing
  • Lashun

Ayurvedic formulations beneficial in this condition are:

  • Nimbadi Churna
  • Manjishthadi Churna
  • Bavchi Vati
  • Syrup Safrex
  • Shudh Yoga Tablets
  • Gandhak Rasayan vati
  • Gandhak Rasayan
  • Haridra Khand
  • Nimbadi Guggulu
  • Panch Tikta Ghrit Guggulu
  • Vetpalai Thailam
  • Manjishthadi oil
  • Eladi oil
  • Chandanadi Oil
  • Lashun Rasayan
  • Hingvadi Vati
  • Chitrakadi Vati
  • Safrex Syrup


  • Increase consuming vegetables that are bitter in taste like bitter gourd
  • Avoid difficult to digest foods
  • Avoid intake of sour and salty tastes. Avoid taking sour food items with milk.
  • Avoid taking in jaggery, curd, fish & other non vegetarian food items and sesame seeds.
  • Avoid consuming incompatible food items like eating milk and fish together
  • Have adequate and sound sleep.
  • Avoid taking in untimely food. Timely breakfast, lunch and dinner are good for immunity.
  • Avoid exposure to excessive cold and hot weather conditions.
  • Drink one glass of neem juice every day. This is highly beneficial for people suffering from leucoderma.
  • Take care of personal hygiene.
  • Practice yoga and do meditation.
  • Wash the fruits and vegetables properly to reduce the pesticides and insecticides.


  • Prepare a paste of bakuchi and coconut oil apply over the white patches and expose yourself to morning sunlight for 15 min.
  • Take about 500 grams of turmeric and about 8 litres of water. Boil to reduce it to half. Now filter the solution and add about 500 ml of mustard oil. Apply this mixture on the white patches two times a day.
  • Soak 50 grams of tamarind seeds in water for 3-4 days, then let them dry out well and grind them to prepare a paste. Mix the powder with water to a paste and apply it to the affected areas till the patches disappear.
  • Mix turmeric powder well with mustard oil and apply this over the white patches.
  • Take a handful of pomegranate leaves and prepare a fine powder of it. Take about eight grams of this powder with water atleast two times a day.

Herbal Remedies for Leucorrhoea (White Discharge)


Leucorrhoea is also known as white discharge. It is defined as the condition where a thick and sticky discharge releases from the vagina of a woman. All women during their reproductive period experience this. It is not a disease but symptom of diseases like diabetes, anemia or it may also occur due to some bacterial infections or due to sexually transmitted diseases. It may be thick, viscid and foul smelling if the cause is infection.

Leucorrhoea is divided into following types:

  1. Physiological leucorrhoea – This white discharge keeps the vaginal area lubricated and helps to preserve the flexibility of the vaginal tissues. This type of leucorrhoea is a result of estrogen hormonal stimulation.
  2. Pathological leucorrhoea – This type of leucorrhoea occurs due to inflammation in the vaginal tissues. It also occurs due to any bacterial infection or due to sexually transmitted diseases.


  • Hormonal disturbances
  • Increased estrogen levels
  • Improper diet
  • At the time of ovulation and in early pregnancy
  • During sexual excitement
  • Due to under nutrition
  • Dysfunctional state of the genital tract
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Improper hygienic conditions
  • Accumulation of toxins in the body
  • Diseases like anemia, diabetes
  • Any local injury
  • Stress
  • Infection and inflammation
  • Psychological factors


  • Thick slightly yellowish white foul smelling discharge from the vagina
  • Weakness in the body
  • Dark patches under the eyes
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Pain in the lower back or thigh region
  • Headache
  • Irritation and itching in the genital area
  • Inflammation around the vagina
  • Lethargic body
  • Constipation or irregular bowel


According to Ayurveda, leucorrhoea is compared with Shvet Pradar. It is believed that it is caused due to aggravated kapha dosha. The vitiated kapha dosha along with other factors disturbs the rasa dhatu present in the vaginal canal and leads to the discharge of white coloured liquid from the vagina. The discharge is generally painless.

Four types of Pradar are described in Ayurveda:

  1. Vatic Pradar – Discharge is dry and frothy and is often associated with the pain.
  2. Paitik Pradar – Discharge is either yellow or blue black and is associated with the burning sensation.
  3. Kaphaja Pradar – Discharge is slimy and appears pale.
  4. Sannipatik Pradar – Discharge shows the features of all the three doshas.

Ayurveda treatment for leucorrhoea aims at improving the functions of gonads to help reduce the excess discharge by controlling the hormone qualities and disturbances.

Single herbs useful in case of leucorrhoea are:

  • Ashoka
  • Lodhra
  • Aloe vera
  • Manjishtha
  • Neem
  • Guggulu
  • Haritaki
  • Vibhitaki
  • Amalaki
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander
  • Fenugreek

Ayurvedic herbs useful in this case are:

  • Pushyanuga Churna
  • Pradarantak Loha Bhasma
  • Chandra Prabha Vati
  • Patrangasava
  • Lodhrasava
  • Chandanasava
  • Shatavari Churna


  • Include more of fruits, vegetables, salads in your diet.
  • Maintain proper personal hygiene.
  • Always wipe your genitals and anus after defecation to prevent infection from entering the vagina.
  • Wash and clean vagina and internal parts with alum water.
  • Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water daily.
  • During menstrual periods, use clean cotton pads or sanitary napkins to prevent infection.
  • Avoid eating heavy, oily, spicy and sour food stuffs.
  • Avoid tea, coffee and other carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol and smoking.


  • Boil three tablespoons of rice in three cups of water. Strain the mixture and add one teaspoon of sugar into it. Drink this lukewarm atleast once a day.
  • Boil three teaspoon of methi or fenugreek in one litre of water for half an hour. Strain and use this for washing the vaginal area atleast twice or thrice a day.
  • Soak one teaspoon of coriander seeds in a cup of water overnight. Chew the seeds and drink the water next morning. This is highly beneficial in case of leucorrhoea.
  • Take one tablespoon powder each of the bark of fig tree and banyan tree. Boil it in one litre of water and reduce it to half. Douching with this lukewarm decoction helps in keeping the vaginal tract healthy.

Herbal Remedies for Menorrhagia


Ayurvedic Treatment – Causes & Symptoms

Menorrhagia is defined as the heavy or long menstrual periods. It is found that excessive bleeding takes place due to hormonal imbalance in the body of the patient. Menorrhagia is a cause of concern as heavy bleeding can cause iron deficiency that can ultimately lead to anemia.


Menorrhagia is caused due to following reasons:

  • Use of certain forms of contraception like intrauterine devices.
  • Due to certain disorders where in the tissue present in the lining of the uterus gets implanted outside.
  • Due to the presence of uterine fibroids.
  • Due to abnormal growth of the uterus or any other organ.
  • In case of adenomyosis where glands from the endometrium become implanted in the uterine muscle.
  • Due to thyroid.
  • Use of certain medications such as anticoagulants and anti-inflammatory that causes hormonal imbalances.


  • Increased flow of the blood
  • Headache
  • Pain in the calf muscles
  • Pain in the back, abdomen and hips
  • Giddiness
  • Anemia
  • Breathlessness
  • Restlessness
  • Weakness in the body
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Acne
  • Gain in the body weight


According to Ayurveda, menorrhagia is compared with Rakta Pradar or Asrigdara. Ayurveda believes that menorrhagia is caused due to the aggravation of the pitta dosha along with the vata dosha. Adhik upvasa, Vyayama, vyavaya; intake of excessive katu, amla, Lavana, vidahi ahara; kulatha, masha, lashuna, matsya, madya and Kshara dravya leads to the aggravation of the pitta dosha.

Four types of Asirgdara have been described in ayurveda:

  1. Vataja Asrigdara – There is pain and frothy bleeding similar to the flower of Palasha.
  2. Pittaja Asrigdara – There is blackish red coloured bleeding associated with warmth and fever.
  3. Kaphaja Asrigdara – There is stable and thick bleeding.
  4. Sannipataja Asrigdara – It is associated with the symptoms of all the three doshas and is associated with syncope and fever.

Line of treatment adopted in Asrigdara is Stambhana Chikitsa and sheetala Chikitsa.

Single herbs that are beneficial in Asrigdara are:

  • Chandan
  • Usheer
  • Saariva
  • Gokshura
  • Bala
  • Doorva
  • Draksha
  • Daruharidra
  • Lodhraa
  • Kutaja
  • Dhataki
  • Nagakesara
  • Padmakesara

Ayurvedic formulations recommended in this case are:

  • Ashokarishta
  • Lodhrasava
  • Mukta Pishti
  • Prawal Pishti
  • Pushyanuga Churna
  • Chandraprabha Vati
  • Pradarantak Loha Bhasma
  • Usheerasava
  • Chandanasava
  • Chandrakala Rasa
  • Darvyadi Kwath


  • Avoid hot, pungent and spicy food, tea and coffee as it further increases the flow of blood.
  • Include old rice, wheat, moong dal, milk and ghee in your food.
  • Include sugarcane juice, bananas, grapes and pomegranate in your diet.
  • Take physical and mental rest properly
  • Drink more water to remove the harmful substances from the body.
  • Include milk in your diet. The milk should be boiled with ginger powder, fennel seeds powder, cardamom powder and black pepper powder to make milk easy digestible.
  • Avoid eating fried, baked and processed food stuffs.
  • Avoid excessive worries and anger.
  • Avoid doing heavy exercise.
  • Avoid excessive fasting
  • Avoid excessive sexual intercourse.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to sun, vehicle riding and long journey.
  • Take raisins regularly in your diet.
  • Practice yoga and meditation.


  • Prepare the fine powder of Nagakeshar and usheera. Take 3-5 grams of this powder along with butter and sugar candy. This is helpful in subsiding every kind of menorrhagia.
  • Crush the parts of touch me not plant and prepare its paste. Take it along with the rice washed water or fresh juice of doorva.
  • Take tender leaves of pomegranate and 7-8 grains of rice. Mix both of them to prepare the paste and give to the patient atleast two times a day.
  • Prepare the powdered preparation of Ashoka and Lodhra. Take one teaspoon of this powder atleast twice a day in case of menorrhagia.
  • Prepare the juice of marigold flowers. Take 1-3 tablespoons of this juice to stop the bleeding.
  • Take some grass and wash it thoroughly. Crush to extract its juice and consume 1-2 tablespoons of this twice a day to control the bleeding.