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.

How to Treat Epilepsy through Ayurveda?

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that affects the central nervous system in which causes an abnormality in brain activity and causes seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness.

The seizures may be related to a brain injury or a family tendency, but the main cause is completely unknown. The word “epilepsy” does not indicate anything about the cause of the person’s seizures or its severity.

Many people who are suffering from epilepsy have more than one type of seizure and may have other symptoms of neurological problems as well. It affects both males as well as females of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and ages.

As per Ayurveda’s point of view, it is termed “Apasmara”. It is classified into four types:

  1. Vataj Apasmara: This condition lasts for a short period which causes an increase in the respiratory rate. There is a secretion of foam from the mouth.
  2. Pitta Apasmara: In this type, there is a formation of tint on the body, due to excessive sweating patients feels hotness in the body.
  3. Kaphaj Apasmara: This apasmara lasts for a longer time and the foam is whitish with the heaviness in the body.
  4. Sannipatak Apasmara: This disease is caused due to the vitiation of the three doshas and has mixed symptoms.

What are the causes of epilepsy?

  • Epilepsy has no identifiable cause in about half of the population with this condition. In some of the cases, the condition may be traced to various factors, including:
  • Some types of epilepsy, which are categorized by the type of seizure or the part of the brain that is affected which is mostly run in families.
  • Some of the genes may make a person more sensitive to environmental conditions that trigger the chances of seizures.
  • Head trauma is also a result of a car accident or other traumatic injury that can cause epilepsy.
  • Various brain conditions that can cause damage to the brain, such as brain tumors or strokes can cause epilepsy. Stroke is the main cause of epilepsy in adults more than the age of 35.
  • Infectious diseases that can cause epilepsy are meningitis, AIDS and viral encephalitis.
  • Before birth, babies are sensitive to brain damage that could be the cause such as an infection in the mother, poor nutrition or oxygen deficiencies. This can result in epilepsy or cerebral palsy.
  • Epilepsy can also be associated with developmental disorders, such as autism and neurofibromatosis.

What are the symptoms of epilepsy?

Symptoms may vary and depends on the type of seizure. In most cases, a person who is suffering from epilepsy will tend to have the same type of seizure each time, hence the symptoms will become similar from episode to episode.

  • Epilepsy is caused due to the abnormal activity in the brain, seizures can affect any process with which the brain coordinates. Most of the signs and symptoms may include:
  • Temporary confusion
  • A staring spell
  • Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms as well as legs
  • Loss of consciousness or awareness
  • Some of the Psychic symptoms such as fear or anxiety

What are the risk factors for epilepsy?

  • Certain factors may increase your risk of epilepsy includes:
  • The onset of epilepsy is most common in children as well as older adults, but this condition can occur at any age.
  • If you have a family history of epilepsy then you may be at an increased risk of developing epilepsy.
  • Head injuries are also responsible for some of the causes of epilepsy. It can be reduced by wearing a seat belt while riding in a car and by wearing a helmet while bicycling or riding a motorcycle.
  • Stroke and other blood vessels (vascular) diseases can lead to brain damage which may trigger the chances of epilepsy.
  • Dementia can also increase the chances of epilepsy in older adults.
  • Infections such as meningitis cause inflammation in your brain or spinal cord which increases the risk of epilepsy.
  • High fevers in children can sometimes be associated with the symptoms related to seizures. Children who have seizures due to high fevers generally have no chances to develop epilepsy. The risk of epilepsy will increase if a child has a long seizure.

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Epilepsy?

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Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides the best and effective treatment for epilepsy which is named “Epilepsy care Kit” which works on the significant reduction in the frequency of seizures. This kit comprises of various herbal formulations like Detox premium powder, Brodley Syrup, Brahmi Capsules, Tagaradi churna, and these formulation gives effective results in treating epilepsy.

1. Detox Premium powder:

Detox premium powder provides strength to the central nervous system and facilitates the conduction of signal impulses from the nerves to the muscles. The ingredients present in it are Moti pishti, Jahar mohra, Shukta pishti, Tal sindoor, Giloy satva, Kamdudha ras, Akik pishti, Parwal pishti, Gandhak rasayan, etc. These will balance the three doshas and provides relief in symptoms like mental weakness, loss of consciousness, confusion, etc.

2. Brodley Syrup:

Brodley syrup boosts up the memory power by increasing the blood flow to the brain because it contains ingredients like Brahmi, shankhpushpi, saunf, dhaniya, etc. Being an antioxidant that eliminates the toxins from the body.

Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily with normal water.

3. Brahmi Capsule:

Brahmi capsule is prepared from the pure extract of Brahmi herb. These capsules act as a natural brain tonic which relaxes the central nervous system and deals with related brain disorders. It acts as a brain booster that increases memory power. It has the best and effective results in treating epilepsy.

Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily with normal water.

4. Tagaradi churna:

Tagaradi churna is prepared from the herb tagar which is well known for its wonderful properties like it produces strength to the nerves, provides strength to the heart muscles and pacifies the Vata as well as kapha dosha.

Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful twice a day with normal water.

Panchakarma treatment for epilepsy:

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides the best Panchakarma procedures for treating epilepsy which is done under the supervision of Ayurveda MD Experts.

These include:

  1. Shirodhara: In this procedure, there is a pouring of medicated oil on the forehead.
  2. Shirovasti: In this procedure, medicated oil is placed over the head on a ring-like structure.
  3. Tala dhara: There is continuous pouring of warm medicated oil on the body along with the massage.
  4. Shashtik shali pinda sweda: Medicated milk is applied over the whole body which is beneficial in neurological related disorders.
  5. Shiro pichu: A small cotton or sponge is placed over the head.

How to treat Fistula-in-ano naturally?

Fistula-in-ano is one of the most common benign colorectal diseases and is defined as the abnormal hollow tract or cavity that is lined with granulation tissue and connects a primary opening inside the anal canal to the secondary opening. This means that it develops between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus. The secondary tracts may be multiple and may extend from the primary opening.

It can be caused due to the infection near the anus which results in the collection of pus in the nearby tissues. When this pus drains then it leaves a small channel behind it.

Anal fistulas can cause discomfort and skin irritation, and will not usually get better on their own.

Ayurvedic point of view:

Anal fistula is defined as the disease or condition which causes severe referred pain to Bhag (perineum), and Guda (anal area) hence it is called ‘’Bhagandar’’. According to Ayurveda texts, the manifestation begins with the abscess around the perianal region, but if it remains untreated then converts into a discharging tract known as Bhagandar.

According to the Acharya Sushruta, Mithya Aahar-vihar (unsalutary lifestyle and improper food habits) is the main cause of this disease.

When the Vata dosha gets aggravated in the body and gets localized in the anal canal. Further, it accumulates in the muscles and blood which gives rise to Pitika (boil), and if is not treated on time then it leads to the formation of Bhagandar.

Classification:

Anal abscesses are classified upon the basis of their location with relation to its structures that comprise of surrounding the anus and rectum: ischioanal perianal, supra levator and intersphincteric. The perianal area is the most frequent and the supra levator is the least.

What are the causes of fistula in ano?

Most of the anal fistulas are developed after an anal abscess. It develops in most people if the abscess does not heal properly after the pus has drained away.

Less common causes of anal fistulas include:

  • Crohn’s disease- It a long-term condition in which there is an inflammation in the digestive system.
  • Diverticulitis – Infection that sticks out of the side of the large intestine (colon)
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa – It is a long-term skin condition that causes abscesses.
  • Infection with tuberculosis (TB) or HIV

What are the symptoms of anal fistula?

Symptoms of an anal fistula include:

  1. Skin irritation around the anal area
  2. A constant and throbbing pain that may be worsened when you sit down or move around
  3. Foul smelly discharge from near the anus passing pus or blood with it
  4. Redness and swelling around the anus
  5. Fever
  6. The end part of the fistula might be visible as a hole in the skin near the anus

Other symptoms include rectal bleeding or urinary symptoms, such as trouble in initiating a urinary stream or painful urination. Patients with fistulas commonly have a history of a previously drained anal abscess.

What are the panchakarma procedures for fistula?

In Ayurveda texts, a special procedure that has been done to cure fistula is kshara sutra. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre offers this procedure under the guidance of expert doctors.

This procedure is done under local anesthesia with medicated thread and organic alkalis such as Arkakshara (Calotropis gigantea) and Apamargakshara (Achyranthes aspera). These are coated on the seton thread for 15 to 20 times. Natural antibiotics are also used in the formation of ksharasutra. This medicated thread is useful in draining, cutting, curetting and cleaning of the wound.

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides the best Ayurvedic treatment for Fistula which work on the main cause of the disease. A wonderful kit has been made which is named as “Fistula Care Kit”. This kit contains 5 products—Detox premium powder, Pranda gutika, Triphala Syrup, Arshofit capsules, and Jatyadi ghrit lepam. These formulations mainly balance the three doshas in the body.

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1. Detox premium powder:

This herbal formulation is prepared from the gandhak rasayan, jahar mohra pishti, akkik pishti, giloy satv,parwal pishti, etc. These herbal ingredients help to relieve pain, redness, discomfort, and swelling. Being an antioxidant, it also eliminates the toxins (ama) from the body.

Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

2. Pranda Gutika:

Prandagutika is an Ayurvedic formulation which balances the Vata as well as pitta dosha. These doshas are the main cause of anal fistula. It comprises of pippali, twak, maricha, chavya, etc. which helps to reduce the problems related to anal fistula like redness, swelling, skin irritation, etc.

Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

3. Triphala Syrup:

Triphala syrup comprises of three main herbs such as- haritaki, bibhitaki, and Amalaki. These herbs are the best detoxifiers that eliminate the toxins and support the immune system. Triphala has been used in Ayurveda for many ages for treating constipation. Each of these herbs has a positive impact on the three doshas.

Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful thrice daily.

4. Arsho fit capsules:

As the name suggests, this herbal formulation treats various ailments like piles, anal fistula, and fissures. It comprises of sodhit gairik, sonth, raswanti, naag keshar, etc which are the best pitta as well as kapha pacifiers. By regular use of these capsules, it treats abdominal discomfort, rectal bleeding, redness, etc.

Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily with normal water.

5. Jatyadi ghrita lepam:

Jatyadi ghrita lepam is the herbal formulation that is used as an external application to treat swelling. It is prepared from Nimba patra, tuttha, jati Patra, patola, etc. and these ingredients possess antimicrobial activity and are very effective in fistula and piles. Being an anti-inflammatory, it reduces the inflammation by working on the root cause of disease.

Method of application: Apply this lepam on the affected part.

Healthy diet and lifestyle:

  1. Do exercise regularly for at least 30 minutes to keep the digestive system moving and in good shape.
  2. The anal area should be properly dry.
  3. Clean the affected area gently after each bowel movement.
  4. Use soft and dye-free toilet paper or wipes.
  5. Eat rich fiber diet daily which keeps the stools soft and improves the healing of the fistula. It includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains.
  6. Include barley, oatmeal, brown rice, wheat bran, cereals, beans, broccoli, spinach, peas, cauliflower, apples, orange, banana, papaya, etc. to your daily diet.
  7. Avoid spicy and oily foods that may aggravate swelling, pain, burning sensation, etc.
  8. Eat light and small meals so that they can be easily digestible. It relaxes the intestine and maintains the proper metabolism of the body.
  9. There a lot of yoga poses or asanas that the patient should perform regularly to ease the symptoms of fistula – Sarvangasana, Vajrasana, Kakasana, Uttanasana, Sirasana, Vajrasana, Uttanpadasana, etc.

How Hemorrhoids can be treated through Ayurveda?

 

Hemorrhoids are swollen or dilated sub-mucosal vascular tissue of the anal canal. When these are located just inside the anal canal are called internal hemorrhoids, or when it surrounds the anal opening then these are external hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids may be present for years but go undetected until there is bleeding occurs.

Internal hemorrhoids can cause extreme pain if it is completely “prolapsed”. It means that internal hemorrhoids are coming out of the anal opening and can’t be pushed back inside. External hemorrhoids are mainly found near the anus. But sometimes a blood clot (thrombosis) can happen in outer hemorrhoids. A person may feel skin tags that develops from the stretching of the perianal skin.

Ayurveda point of view:

In Ayurveda, hemorrhoids or piles is termed as “Arsha”. In this disease, mamsa ankurs occur at the guda marga (anal canal) and obstructs this pathway.

What are the causes of hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are caused due to repeated pressure in the anal as well as rectal veins. It is also caused due to the trauma to the anal canal usually during bowel movements.

Other contributing factors include:

  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Hereditary
  • Age factor
  • Excessive/repeated straining during bowel movements
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Loss of muscle toning due to old age
  • Rectal surgery or episiotomy
  • Alcoholism with cirrhosis (liver disease)
  • Anal infection
  • Anal intercourse
  • Colon malignancy

What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?

In internal hemorrhoids, the only symptom may be rectal or anal bleeding. Bright red blood may appear in stool, or bright red blood that drips into the toilet following bowel movements.

Other symptoms include a lump that can be felt around the anus with or without associated pain and this usually happens in external hemorrhoids, mucus discharge after bowel movements. Hemorrhoids usually lasts for several days and may often recur.

Pain can occur during and after a bowel movement, sometimes followed by throbbing pain for several hours. It is often associated with itching also.

Internal hemorrhoids symptoms include:

  • Painless bleeding
  • Protrusion of hemorrhoids during bowel movements
  • Sometimes pain can be extreme
  • Mucus discharge from the inside lining of the bowel

External hemorrhoids symptoms include:

  • Bleeding is painless
  • Itching
  • Swelling or hard lump may feel on the outer part of the anus.
  • Thrombosed hemorrhoids
  • A hard lump may be painful and sometimes bleeding occurs

How to diagnose hemorrhoids?

 Diagnosis is made by physical examination of the anal area or by history, which includes a visual examination of the anus by an instrument which is called a proctoscope.

Another method is sigmoidoscopy in which there is an examination of the rectum and lower part of the colon using an optical instrument with a lighted tip.

What are the preventing tips for hemorrhoids?

 Prevents constipation:

  1. Include more fiber content in the diet because it helps to soften the stools. Fresh fruit, green leafy vegetables, and whole-grain breads are good sources of fiber.
  2. Avoid low-fiber foods, such as ice cream, cheese, white bread, and meat.
  3. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Eight glasses of water a day is good for health.
  4. Do exercise regularly.
  5. Bulk-forming laxatives can be helpful.
  6. Avoid laxatives but use them occasionally unless they’re bulk-forming.
  7. If you feel a bowel movement don’t wait too long to use the bathroom. Your stool will get drier and harder the longer you wait.
  8. Do not sit on the toilet for long hours
  9. Lose weight, if overweight

For pain-relieving:

  1. Take a sitz bath or regular bath, three or four times a day.
  2. Clean the rectum gently after every bowel moment with toilet paper or moistened pads.
  3. Use ice packs relieving pain
  4. Use numbing ointment which will help to pass the stool easily
  5. Avoid heavy lifting as well as straining

Panchakarma treatment for hemorrhoids:

There are four main procedures that are helpful in the treatment of piles. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre offers these procedures that works on the root cause of the disease.

1. Kshara Karma: This surgical procedure has been done in Ayurveda since ancient times and is very effective in treating piles. It involves an application of organic alkaline that promotes the removal of excess tissues and proliferation.

2. Shasthi shali pind sweda: In this procedure sweda is given on the affected area. In this procedure, rice is cooked with Balamoola kwath and dughda.

3. Patra potli pind sweda: In this procedure, a gentle massage is given on the affected area with the herbal leaves.

4. Basti: This is considered as the main Panchkarma procedure that eliminates all the toxins accumulated in the body. Through this procedure, decoctions and ghee colon is cleaned.

Ayurvedic treatment for hemorrhoids:

 Chandigarh Ayurved Centre offers best and wonder Ayurvedic treatment for piles ie., Piles relief kit. This kit comprises of- Arsho fit capsule, Arsh kuthar rasa, Panchsakar churna, Triphala syrup, Detox premium powder. This herbal kit is very effective in balancing all the three doshas.

PILES-RELIEF-KIT

1. Arsho fit capsule:

Arsho fit capsules are prepared from ingredients like nagkeshar, sonth, shudh garik, raswanti, shudh suhaga, etc. This wonderful combination provides relief from bleeding through piles and balances the pitta as well as Kapha dosha. Nagkeshar present in it has hemostatic and thrombotic action. Being an anti-inflammatory it relieves inflammation and also works as a wound-healing agent.

Recommended Dosage: Take two capsules twice a daily with plain water after meals.

2. Arsh Kuthar Rasa:

This wonderful Ayurvedic formulation used to treat all the grades of hemorrhoids. It comprises of Maricha (Black pepper), Loha bhasma (Purified iron), Sonth (Zingiber officianle), Yavakshar (Hordeum vulgare), etc. These ingredients treat the root cause of hemorrhoids like anorexia, indigestion, balances Vata and Kapha dosha. It also improves the liver function and also reduces swelling as well as inflammation.

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

3. Panchsakar Churna:

Panchsakar churna is a classical ayurvedic formulation which comprises of Pippali, Shunti, Trivrit, Haritaki, and Sauvarchala lavana. In Ayurvedic texts, it is mentioned that it works as a Vatakaphahara. Regular use of this churna gives effective results in abdominal bloating, loss of appetite which are related to piles. It also acts as a natural laxative that helps to pass the stool easily.

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

4. Triphala Syrup:

As per the name suggests, Triphala means (Haritaki, Bibhitaki, and Amalaki) which are used for the formulation of this syrup. These three herbs are natural laxatives and have a positive effect on balancing the body’s three doshas. This is an amazing syrup that cleans your bowel naturally and also treats chronic constipation related to the piles. It is not a habit-forming syrup.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful of this syrup twice a daily with normal water.

5. Detox Premium Powder:

Detox premium powder acts as a natural antioxidant that eliminates the toxins (ama) from the body. This herbal powder contains ingredients like akik pishti, Jahar mohra pishti, giloy satv, parwal pishti, tal sindoor, gandhak rasayan, etc. This wonderful combination of ingredients possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and laxative properties. Removal of toxins treats inflammation which also treats pain.

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

How do I Cure Fatty Liver Naturally?

fatty-liver

The liver is the main and largest organ in the body which helps to digest food, stores the body’s energy and removes the toxins. Fatty liver is the most disease than ever. In most cases, it is associated with drinking too much alcohol but in some of the cases, it can also occur in the people above the age of 60 and can also occur in children as well as young adults.

Non Alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD):

This condition is not related to drinking too much alcohol.

Alcoholic fatty liver:

It occurs due to heavy alcohol use. The liver breaks down most of the alcohol and removes it from the body. This process of breaking down the particles can generate harmful substances and damages the liver cells, promotes inflammation and weakens the body’s natural defenses.

What are the causes of fatty liver?

The main cause of the fatty liver is obesity, in which overfeeding can cause inflammation and can affect liver function. In most of the cases, it is found that adults have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

  • Patients who are insulin resistant will gave more fat in the body and more fat will be stored in the liver than those who do not have pre-diabetics.
  • Poor gut health can cause an imbalance of the bacteria in the gut which can contribute to the development of fatty liver in most of the people.
  • Too much sugar and refined carbs like white flour, soda leads to fatty liver, if these foods are consumed by insulin-resistant individuals.
  • The genetic cause can also more prone to develop fatty liver.

What are the symptoms of fatty liver?

Most of the people don’t know that they have fatty liver until the symptoms become severe. The early symptoms of fatty liver are tiredness and pain in the right abdominal part of the abdomen.

Here are some of the main symptoms of fatty liver:

  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Heaviness in the center or on the right side of the abdomen.
  • Enlarged and prominent blood vessels under the skin
  • The yellowish coloration of the skin and eyes
  • Red-colored palms

How fatty liver can be diagnosed?

Most of the symptoms of fatty liver are not easy to diagnose but the doctor can suspect if the results of the liver function tests are abnormal.

Other examinations are:

  • Ultrasonography
  • Fibroscan
  • Liver function test
  • In some of the cases, if the condition is severe then you have to go for a liver biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and to check the condition of the liver.

Some changes in diet and lifestyle that will help in maintaining the health of liver:

  1. Eat a proper and healthy diet but limit the use of salt and sugar in it.
  2. Regular exercise can help to lose weight and reduce the fat content in the liver.
  3. Include some vegetables to your diet such as spinach, bottle gourd, bitter gourd, coriander, sweet potato etc.
  4. Drink plenty of water daily to remove the ama (toxins) from the body.
  5. Use mustard oil, olive oil or cow ghee for cooking.
  6. Drink coconut water daily.
  7. Include salads as per the seasonal vegetables and fruits in your diet.

What are the risk factors for fatty liver?

  • Middle or older age people
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High levels of fat content present in the blood such as triglycerides and cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Certain drugs like corticosteroids or some cancerous drugs
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Exposed to some toxins

Panchakarma treatment for fatty liver:

Panchakarma procedures plays an important role in treating the root cause of the disease. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre offers the best ways to treat fatty liver. These procedures are done by experienced therapists and provides effective results.

Vasti is the main procedure done in treating fatty liver patients. Vasti is mainly of two types- anuvasana (oil enema therapy) and niruha vasti (herbal enema therapy).

Ayurvedic Treatment for Fatty Liver Disease

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre offers wonderful treatment which is very effective in curing fatty liver and its root cause. Fatty liver care kit includes 6 products- trikatu tablet, detox premium powder, liver care tablet, Triphala Guggulu, panchsakar churna and sheet dhara syrup. This kit is very helpful in balancing the doshas in the body and can be used by any age group.

Fatty-Liver-Care-Kit

1. Trikatu tablet:

Trikatu tablet consists of three main herbs in equal parts such as shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum) and pippali (Piper longum). These herbs removes the ama (toxins) from the body and maintains the proper digestion of food. The use of this tablet removes extra fats from the liver. It also shows analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily with normal water before meals.

2. Detox premium powder:

Detox premium powder helps in the detoxification of the liver by eliminating all the toxins from the body. The ingredients present in it are parval pishti, shukta pishti, giloy satv, kamdudha ras, gandhak rasayan, etc. These ingredients are a rich source of antioxidants, thereby helpful in restoring the health of the liver.

Dosage: 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

3. Liver care tablet:

The liver care tablet helps in stimulating the growth of new liver cells which promotes its good health and improves the blood flow. It consists of bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), kutaki (Picrorhiza kurroa), kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Mukta pishti , yavakshar (Hordeum vulgare), etc. These herbs are helpful to remove dead cells from the liver and maintain its health.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

4. Triphala Guggulu:

Triphala Guggulu consists of 4 main herbs- Haritaki, bibhitaki, Amalaki, and guggul that maintain the health of the liver cells. These herbs also shows carminative, analgesic, laxative and digestive stimulant properties. Guggul present in it maintains the health of the liver cells. Daily use of this tablet will give you the best results in case of fatty liver and other related disorders.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

5. Panchsakar churna:

Panchsakar churna consists of 5 ingredients such as balaharitaki, shatapushpa, shunthi, swaranpatri and shunthi. These herbs removes the toxins (ama) from the liver and maintains the proper functioning of the liver. All these are also helpful in providing strength to the digestive system and prevents the liver from infection.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with lukewarm water.

6. Sheet dhara syrup:

Sheetdhara syrup provides a cooling effect on the body and treats the other symptoms related to fatty liver like hyperacidity, weakness, loss of appetite, indigestion, etc. It is formulated with mushk Kapoor, ajwain satv and peppermint which provides the cooling effect.

Dosage: Mix 1 teaspoonful in 30 ml of water and drink it early in the morning on an empty stomach.

What are Acne? What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Removal of Acne?

Acne & Pimples

 

Acne is a skin condition which leads a condition in which inflamed papules are formed on facial skin, shoulders and sometime at back region.

Acne is a common skin condition. Acne is also known as Acne vulgaris and is defined as a long term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with oil and dead skin cells from the skin. It commonly occurs in adolescence. Around 80-90% of teenagers are affected by this.

It is caused by bacteria Propionibacterium acne. It creates a problem when a pore becomes blocked. Pores get blocked due to excess oil secretion gets mixed with dead skin cells to form a plug. In some cases, acne forms scars. The common sites where acne is found in the chest, back, neck, upper arms, and buttocks.

Propionibacterium acne become problematic and needs medical attention. 3 out of ten people with acne suffers from this serious condition which should be managed properly and should be prevented from scarring of skin permanently. Acne usually worse in males than females and more common in dark skinned people than lighter one.
Acne mostly affects people in age of 12 to 25 years. its a peak time for puberty both in cases of males and females. most common is hormone imbalance in such age group people.

Causes of Acne:

  • Excess production of oil
  • Bacteria build up in pores
  • Excess activity of a type of hormone
  • Humidity or exposure to dust
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Hormonal changes in both men and women
  • Genetics
  • Accumulation of dead skin cells in pores
  • Certain medications, such as certain birth control pills or corticosteroids
  • Excessive intake of diet that is rich in refined sugars or carbohydrates, such as bread and chips
  • hormp0nal imbalances in case of PCOD in women
  • mentrual problems in females
  • sleep anomalies
  • excess use of cosmetic and facial products
  • over secretion of male hormone testosterone.

Signs & Symptoms:

While whiteheads and blackheads are the most common lesions seen in acne, but symptoms can vary from person to person. Scarring of skin occurs due to Inflammatory lesions. These include:

  • Formation of papules – These are small, red, raised bumps caused by inflamed or infected hair follicles.
  • Formation of pustules – These are small red pimples that have pus at their tips.
  • Formation of nodules – Nodules are solid, often painful lumps beneath the surface of your skin.
  • Formation of cyst – Cysts are large lumps found beneath your skin that contains pus and are usually painful.
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Dark spots on the skin leading to permanent scarring.

Ayurveda view:

According to Ayurveda, Acne is termed as ‘Yauvan Pidika,’ mentioned in Charaka Samhita which is compared to Salmali(cotton tree) and is believed to be a manifestation of an aggravated Pitta dosha.
Good health is considered to be a perfect state of balance between Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas. Acne is caused when there is an aggravation of pitta dosha along with rakta dhatu(RBS’S), which acts under the skin and leads to heated toxins, further breaking out as acne.

Due to Vata imbalance pimples or acne caused which is characterized by dry skin. it occurs due to poor digestion and toxins accumulation in the body.

Things to be avoided:

  • oily , greasy make up which in turn clog pores and leads to skin infection
  • intake of hormonal pills should be avoided
  • picking and squeezing of acne spots. it leads to inflammation and cause permanent scarring
  • wearing tight clothes like hair bands, caps and tight undergarments cause undue accumulation of sebum
    steroids should be avoided
  • overconsumption of sugar and milk products.
  • good habits to be practiced:
    wash your face twice daily not more. Washing again and again cause unnecessary skin irritation and dryness prefer antiseptic facial washes
  • use a water based moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and free from excess oil scretion.

Home Remedies:

Tulsi:

Tulsi is considered a holy herb in Ayurveda due to its amazing healing properties. it is one of the best herbs to treat pimples, acne, and blemishes naturally. Take some fresh and clean tulsi leaves, crush them and take out its juice and do gentle massage on face. Let the face absorb the juice of 15-20 minutes and then wash off.

Amla:

Amla is considered an elixir for skin and helps in the removal of excess sebum, oil, and fights against bacteria causing acne and prevents scarring. take an amla paste and apply it on your face. Rinse it off after 15-20 minutes of application. one can also have amla juice daily for skin treatment. it has an abundant amount of vitamin C AS COMPARE TO ORANGE JUICE. It possesses antioxidant properties.

Honey:

Honey has numerous benefits and acts as a miraculous natural ingredient and is useful in the treatment of acne and pimples. Apply a few drops of raw on the scars or the pimples and wash off after 5-10 minutes. Use it regularly for the best results.

Turmeric:

Turmeric has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which are used as Ayurvedic remedy to prevent bacterial breakouts and acne. It is also anti-allergic and removes toxins from the pores of the skin.

Neem:

neem is perfect for pimples as it as antibacterial, antiseptic properties. Make neem leaf paste and apply over pimples and let it dry and then wash it off.

Herbal Mixture

Make a powder consist of fennel, coriander seeds, turmeric, basil, and amla in equal parts. All of these ingredients packed with antioxidants that help to treat inflammation of the skin. Take half teaspoon of this powder 15 minutes before lunch and dinner, and take hot water.

Melon

Take some melon and rub some melon on the skin at bedtime and leave it for a whole night. Its cooling anti-pitta quality will help heal acne.

Coriander-cumin fennel herbal tea:

Take fennel, cumin, coriander tea to keep the body calm and cool as it removes all toxins from the body. have this tea 3 times a day.

water and lemon

Tone up your skin every single night with a herbal tonic made from lemons and distilled water. Squeeze take two lemons, squeeze it and add 2 teaspoons distilled water. Apply this tonic all over your face using a cotton pad and leave it overnight treatment.

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre has Ayurvedic Treatment for Acne and  made a wonderful kit that includes 6 products that are very effective in curing acne of its root cause. Name of the products are – Neem soap, Twak detox powder, Twak churna, Aloe vera juice, Aloe vera gel, and Panchatikta ghrita guggulu. The kit is purely herbal and mainly made to pacify the Pitta dosha and can be used by every individual of any age.

ACNE-GO-KIT

 1) Neem Soap –

Neem herb is widely used to cure acute to chronic skin problems. It is such a wonderful herb that is easily available and contains many medicinal properties. Neem soap is natural and herbal handmade soap prepared from the extract of neem that protects the skin from various infections. It restores the health of damaged skin and acts as a natural moisturizer for the skin.

Method of Application – Use for daily bathing purposes.

2) Twak Detox Powder –

Twak detox powder is very useful in healing acne by balancing the digestive system and prevents the aggravation of pitta dosha. The powder is composed of tal sindoor, gandhak rasayan, parwal pishti, sudhyog tablet, jahar mohra, giloy satv, moti pishti, etc. The ingredients help to reduce the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, acne, pimples, etc.

Recommended Dosage – 1 sachet should be taken twice daily with normal water.

3) Twak Churna –

Twak churna consists of two essential herbs – Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) that are the best pitta and Kapha pacifiers. The churna provides glowing complexion to the skin and maintains the secretion of oil glands. By regular use of churna, it reduces almost all the signs and symptoms associated with acne and provides healthy and charming skin.

Recommended Dosage –1 teaspoonful should be taken twice daily with normal water.

4) Aloe Vera Juice –

Aloe Vera juice has multiple benefits to recover healthy skin as well as body. It is the best immunomodulator that prevents the skin from various bacteria. Intake of juice may help to reduce the frequency and appearance of acne. As it is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that may provide a glowing and charming effect to the skin.

Recommended Dosage – Take 15 – 30 ml twice daily with an equal amount of water.

5) Aloe Vera Gel –

Aloe Vera Gel helps in pacifying Pitta and Vata dosha thus provides a cooling and a calming effect to the skin. The gel is formed from the pure herbal extract of herb Aloe Vera along with the mixture of rose petals. By the combination of both herbs it acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial thus reduces redness, inflammation, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, pimples, acne, etc.

Method of application– Apply gently over the affected area of the skin.

6) Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu –

The tablet cures almost all the skin problems by pacifying aggravated doshas and helps in recovering the normal skin. In the case of acne, it prevents excessive oil secretions and reduces the formation of whiteheads, blackheads, etc. The tablet is composed of Shuddh guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Amrita (Tinospora cordifolia), Gajapippali (Piper chaba), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), etc. The tablet is Tridoshahara, thus is very effective in maintaining the hormonal level in the body.

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

What is the Panchakarma Treatment for Acne?

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre offers the best and easiest ways to cure acne with Mukha Lepam and Fruit mukha lepam. The therapies are done by experienced therapists and are proven in having good results.

Mukha lepam – In this, a medicated paste prepared from the best herbs & applied on the face that keeps your facial skin healthy.

Fruit mukha lepam – In this, fruits paste is applied over your face for maintaining natural glow in the skin.

Ayurvedic and Panchakarma Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a very common disease of old male persons. Some recent epidemiological studies have revealed that to large extent lifestyle factors associated with metabolism including obesity, blood glucose, exercise, and diet also contribute substantially to the development of these conditions.

BPH is defined as an enlarged prostate gland that can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder.

The prevalence of BPH is age-dependent, with initial development usually after 40 years of age and more than 50% of men in their 60s and up to 90% of men in their 70s -80s years have some symptoms of BPH. The prostate gland increases in size as the age advances, making BPH one of the most common age-related conditions in men.

What are the Causes of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

The most common causes for benign prostatic hyperplasia are given below –

  • Inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis)
  • Narrowing of the urethra (urethral stricture)
  • As a result of previous surgery
  • Bladder or kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Problems with nerves that control the bladder
  • Cancer of the prostate or bladder

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

The symptoms in people who have prostate gland enlargement vary, but symptoms tend to gradually worsen over time. Common signs and symptoms of BPH include:

  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate
  • Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia)
  • Difficulty while passing urine
  • Irregular urine stream
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • Inability to empty the bladder
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Inability to urinate
  • Blood in the urine

What is the Ayurvedic view of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

 In Ayurveda, BPH is correlated with ‘Ashtheela’ or ‘Vatashtheeta’ and ‘Mutragranthi’. The term Ashtheela denotes the consistency of part like very hard and rounded in shape. The space between the rectum and urinary bladder leads to a hard (like stone), immobile and prominent growth. This growth, in turn, produces obstruction to the stool, urine and flatus, distention of the bladder, and pain over the suprapubic region. The description of Asthheela is more closely resembles with BPH rather than Mutragranthi. In Astheela, obstructive uropathy occurs from outside the urinary passage due to enlargement of the prostate and leads to compression on the urethra.

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

Ayurveda has numerous herbs that are proven to the best remedies for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The herbs cure this condition naturally without causing any side effects. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre had made a ‘’Prostate Care Kit’’, that involves a total of 6 products – Detox premium powder, Trikatu tablet, Sheet dhara syrup, Uerolex capsule, Panchasakar churna, and Kanchanaar guggulu. The kit has no added preservatives and is free from side effects.

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ALL PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL:

1. Detox Premium Powder

Detox premium powder is made up of natural herbs and bhasmas like giloy satav, gandhak rasayan, tal sindoor, shankh bhasma, moti pishti, akik pishti, etc. The powder relieves the burning sensation, irritation, discomfort, and normalizes the aggravation of the pitta dosha.

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

2. Trikatu Syrup

Trikatu syrup is widely used to balance the aggravated Tridosha and mainly composed of Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), and Maricha (Piper nigrum). The ingredients used in the formation of the syrup reduce the symptoms and prevent further enlargement of the gland.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonfuls thrice daily.

3. Uerolex Capsule

Uerolex capsule is an herbal formulation of Sajjakshar (Bergenia lingulata), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), etc. The capsule cures the flow of urine, relieves the burning sensation, swelling, pain, and discomfort.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 capsules twice daily with normal water.

4. Sheet Dhara Syrup

This is the ayurvedic formulation of Ajwain satv, Peppermint, and Mushak kapoor that balances the vata and pitta dosha. The syrup has coolant properties thus it is very beneficial to cure abdominal pain, discomfort, and improves the metabolism of digestion.

Recommended Dosage – Mix 1 teaspoon in 30 ml of water and take early in the morning.

5. Panchasakar Churna

The churna has best results in the detoxification of excess toxins from the body and maintains the proper metabolism. It is made up of a total of 5 ingredients – Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Svaran patri (Cassia angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Foeniculum vulgare), & Sauvarchala lavana (Rock salt). The powder reduces the inflammation, redness, relieves constipation, abdominal discomfort, etc. and also prevents it from re-occurring.

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

6. Kanchnaar Guggulu

Kanchnaar guggulu has anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory properties that subside the symptoms of BPH quickly and is very beneficial for weight loss, any type of cyst, thyroid, etc. Each tablet consist of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), Maricha (Piper longum), etc.

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

What is the Panchakarma Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

Besides medicines, Panchakarma has also the best result in detoxification and the management of the benign prostatic hyperplasia. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre had performed the therapies by experienced therapists under the guidance of Panchakarma Doctors. The description of therapy are given below –

  • Basti- Karma therapy (Enema Therapy): Vata dosha is the main causative factor in the genesis of benign prostatic hyperplasia. To pacify the vitiated Vata Vatanulomana drugs and Vasti karma is the best modality. Vata pacifying Vasti (ie.uttar vasti) is effective in reducing the symptoms of BPH with a decoction of Dashmool, Gokshuradi, and Varunadi Gana drugs, etc.

Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

  • Yoga & Exercise could help to reduce the risk of BPH. Regular practicing of yoga may also help to improve the symptoms of BPH, as it can help to strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor. The following yoga poses are good for strengthening the pelvic floor and may help to improve symptoms of an enlarged prostate and also reduces the stress. Do perform yoga poses such as Baddha Konasana, Dhanurasana, Virasana, Supta Padangusthasana.
  • A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats is thought to protect the prostate. The person should increase the intake of Tomatoes, Berries, Onion, Garlic, Broccoli, Nuts, etc
  • There are some food items that cause severe symptoms in the person having prostatitis, thus one should prevent themselves from BPH by avoiding the food such as dairy products, red meat, high intake of alcohol, coffee, etc.
  • The patient can choose whole-grain bread instead of white bread, and choose whole-grain pasta and cereals.

What is an Ovarian Cyst and it’s Treatment with Ayurveda?

Ayurvedic Treatment for Ovarian Cyst

The ovaries are a part of the female reproductive system and are located in the lower abdomen on both sides of the uterus.

An Ovarian cyst is a closed, sac-like structure that is filled with a liquid or semisolid substance. Nowadays, this condition has become very common in females of all ages and mostly occurs due to Hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, severe pelvic infections, endometriosis, lifestyle changes, etc.

Common symptoms of ovarian cyst are irregular periods, pain in abdomen or pelvis, fatigue, headache, nausea, abnormal uterine bleeding and in certain cases, it can become malignant or cancerous. Some women develop a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, which occurs when the ovaries contain a large number of small cysts.

In Ayurveda, the ovarian cyst is termed as ‘Kaphaja Granthi’, and is characterized by slight pain and excessive itching, and feels hard and compact as a stone.

In Modern pathy, several of steroidal medicines are given and if the condition is not cured surgery will be recommended with many other side effects. Besides modern medicines, there is a wide range of ayurvedic treatment for ovarian cyst safely and naturally. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre made a specialized kit ‘Ovarian Cyst Heal Kit’ that is made up of purely natural herbs and has a proven effect. The kit has a total of 5 products – Stri vyadhihari tablets, Kanchnaar guggul, Stri-poshak syrup, Rajahpravartani vati, Stri-poshak capsules.

ALL PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL:

OVARIAN CYST HEAL KIT

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1. Stri Vyadhihari Tablets

An excellent remedy for curing the condition of ovarian cyst is Stri vyadhihari tablets. It contains the ingredients that are very helpful in reducing the size of the cyst and eliminate it from the body. The tablets are prepared from ingredients like Sootikabharan rasa, Shunthi, Latakaranj Beeja, Karpasamoola, Shatapushpa, etc. The ingredients mainly balance the Vata and Pitta Dosha and show antispasmodic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory properties and also maintain the hormonal imbalance.

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

2. Kanchnaar Guggul

Kanchnaar guggul is highly beneficial to correct the hormonal imbalance and also reduces menstrual disorders. The herbal tablets are prepared from ingredients like Bibhitaki, Pippali, Shunthi, Kachnaar bark, etc. The tablet helps in relieving the abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, headache and reduces the size of the cyst.

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

3. Stri-Poshak Syrup

Stri poshak syrup is highly beneficial in curing women’s health. This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients like Amla, Haritaki, Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Ashok chall, Lodhar chall, Khadir chall, etc. It makes the reproductive system strong and cure all types of ovarian problems. The syrup also helps in relieving the abdominal pain, sweating, tiredness, nausea etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily.

4. Rajahpravartani Vati

Rajahpravartani vati is ayurvedic medicine widely used to treat gynecological conditions. The tablet contains Kanyasara, Kaseesa, Tankana, Ramatha, etc. and the fine powdered of all these are triturated with aloe vera juice. It has carminative, anti-spasmodic, Vata shamaka and vata anulomaka properties. The ingredients present in the tablet also promote menstrual discharge due to its emmenagogue action.

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

5. Stri–Poshak Capsules

Stri poshak capsules are highly beneficial to manage the ovarian cyst and it is made up of purely natural herbs like – Supari, Ashok chall, Lodhara chall,  Aamlaki, Nagkesar, Khadir chall etc. Thus it balances the Kapha and Pitta dosha and is very beneficial to reduce the depression, heaviness and pain, nausea, vomiting, painful bowel movements, etc.

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

Healthy Tips & Diet

With ovarian cyst, if you follow a good lifestyle and food habits you will able to reduce the condition naturally. It was noticed that change in lifestyle can improve this condition. The following are some preventive measures which must be followed by a healthy woman as well as women who are suffering from an ovarian cyst.

  • Eat those fruits and vegetables which are rich in alkaline content. Take magnesium-rich fruits and vegetables like bananas, sprout, cashew nuts, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, cabbage and broccoli, etc that help in the reduction of pain.
  • Strictly avoid caffeine products, it can disrupt the hormones. Avoid salty food, cheese, and yogurt.
  • The regular use of Amla helps in maintaining the proper functioning of the liver. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in the regeneration of cells. Amla also increasing body vitality and strengthening immunity.
  • Ginger tea is another herbal option for natural relief of pain and cramping. It stops the growth of ovarian cancer cells and may treat ovarian cancer.
  • Stress, depression, and anxiety can make the pain worse. By doing some relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga and deep breathing may help to relieve anxiety and reduce the intensity of the pain. These techniques can also improve the general health of an individual.
  • If a woman is overweight, losing weight may help her body in regulating proper hormones, prevent the development of more cysts, and improve symptoms of pain and fatigue.
  • Beetroot contains betacyanin, a compound in our body that helps boost the liver’s ability to get rid of toxins that are lingering in our system. Beetroot also has an alkaline nature which in turn helps balance the acidity in our system. Their combined action helps decrease the symptoms that are caused by the ovarian cyst.
  • Sweet Marjoram oil – It is very effective in soothing the muscle aches, cramps. The oil has great laxative when applied topically with a base carrier oil and massaged over the bowel and intestines.
  • Applying heat increases blood flow, helping to reduce pain. Try applying a heating pad or hot water bottle wrapped in a towel to the stomach or lower back for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Flaxseed – Flaxseeds help in balancing the amount of estrogen and flush out the toxins from the body. For this, mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseeds in a glass of warm water and drink it daily on an empty stomach.
  • Almond – Almond is loaded with magnesium which helps in regularizing the menstruation cycle and also reduces the abdominal cramps. Have 5-7 soaked almonds daily.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Piles: Diet and Home Remedies

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Piles are collections of tissue mass that are usually inflamed & present in the anal area. It may be internal or external that may vary in different sizes. Another name for piles is hemorrhoids. It usually contains tissues, muscles, blood vessels, & elastic fibers. In Ayurveda, piles are known as “Arsha” this disease mainly takes place due to poor dietary changes & wrong lifestyle habits that make your agni (digestive fire) mandagni.

When a person is facing mandagni problem than there is an inability to digest food material properly, there is an accumulation or stagnation of Aama in the form of stool inside. It disturbs the doshas in the anorectal region. There are mainly two types of arsha (piles) mentioned in Ayurveda. One is shushk arsha that doesn’t bleed & causes an imbalance in vata & kapha dosha. Another is sravi arsha in which a patient passes bright red color blood with stool. Mainly pitta & rakta is imbalanced in the body.

What are the different Types of Piles and its Symptoms?

The different types of piles along with the symptoms are mentioned below:

  1. Internal piles: Internal piles cause discomfort while passing stools. There are pile mass tags that lie inside the rectum. In this type of piles painless bleeding during bowel movements take place. The mass tags are pushed through the opening of the anus region.
  2. External piles: External piles are the skin that is present around the anal region. Itching, irritation, pain while passing stools, bleeding, discomfort, & swelling around the anus.
  3. Thrombosed piles: In this type, when the blood pools in an external pile it forms clot over there. Severe pain, inflammation, swelling, & hard lumps are formed near the anal region.

What are the Causes of Piles?

The different causes of piles are chronic constipation, pregnancy, straining while passing stool, chronic diarrhea, being obese, eating low fiber diet, etc.

Ayurvedic treatment for Piles: In Ayurveda, there are different herbs treat piles naturally. “Piles relief kit” shows effective & good results to piles patients. This kit contains five ayurvedic medicines Arshkuthar ras, Arsho-Fit capsule, Panchsakar churna, Detox premium powder, & Triphala syrup.

All products description in detail:

1 Arsho Fit Capsule

Arsho Fit capsules are pure ayurvedic preparation that is prepared from ingredients such as nag keshar, shodhit suhaga, shodit gairik, raswanti, sonth, ritharakh, etc. These herbal capsules balance kapha & pitta dosha in the body. The use of these capsules provides effective results in itching, inflammation, bleeding piles, mass tags, swelling around the anus, pain in the anal region, etc.

Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily with normal water.

2. Panchsakar Churna

This is a pure ayurvedic preparation that contains herbal ingredients such as haritaki, shunthi, pippali, sauvarchala lavana, & trivrit. The use of this churna balances vata & kapha dosha in the body. Panchsakar churna provides effective relief in abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, loss of appetite, & constipation problem.

Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful once daily at bedtime with lukewarm water.

3. Triphala Syrup

Triphala syrup contains ingredients such as Haritaki, Bibhitaki, & Amalaki that clean your bowel naturally. Chronic constipation is treated with the regular use of this syrup. It keeps your digestion healthy.

Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily before meals.

3. Detox Premium Powder

Detox premium powder is prepared from ingredients such as akik pishti, jahar mohra pishti, parwal pishti, giloy satv, tal sindoor, gandhak rasayan, etc. These all ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, immuno-modulator properties.

Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

4. Arshkuthar Ras

These are ayurvedic herbal tablets that are formulated with shuddha gandhak, bilva, danti, abhrak bhasma, loha bhasma. The ingredients used for the preparation of these tablets provide good results in dealing with the symptoms related to piles. The pile mass tags are cleared with the regular use of these herbal tablets.

Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

Along with these medicines follow a good diet & the home remedies mentioned below in detail:

  1. Include fruits such as apple, papaya, watermelon, muskmelon, pear, etc. in your daily routine as they are rich in fiber content.
  2. Prepare a fresh juice of apple, carrot, beetroot, pomegranate to get relief from bleeding piles situation.
  3. Drink a glass of buttermilk by adding roasted cumin seeds powder, a pinch of black pepper powder & black salt in it.
  4. Include fresh vegetables in your diet such as bottle gourd, ridge gourd, pumpkin, bitter gourd, coriander leaves, spinach, etc in your diet.
  5. Drink plenty of water to avoid constipation.
  6. If you are facing chronic constipation problems during piles than at night time drink a glass of lukewarm milk by adding three teaspoonful of castor oil in it.
  7. Radish juice is also good for piles patients. So drink a cup of this freshly prepared juice at home to deal with the piles.
  8. If you are facing the problem of itching, irritation, swelling, & inflammation at anal region than apply coconut oil over the affected area.
  9. Take two to four dry figs & soak it overnight. Early in the morning on an empty stomach eat these figs to get relief from piles. The figs are rich in high fiber content.
  10. Aloe vera is a herbal plant that shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties. If you are facing problems such as irritation, itching, pain, & swelling in the anal region than cut a piece Aloe vera leaves & collect fresh Aloe vera gel from it. Apply this gel over the affected area of the anal region.
  11. Psyllium husk is rich in fiber content that makes the stool soft. Increased fiber content will reduce gas, stomach cramps, irritation, itching, & bleeding piles. So take a teaspoonful of Psyllium husk in a glass of milk or a bowl of curd. Consume this once or twice daily to get relief.
  12. Drink green coconut water daily as it helps in overall detoxification of the body & removes all toxins. This drink provides energy & removes weakness.