Epistaxis and its Ayurvedic Treatment
What is Epistaxis?
Bleeding from the tissue that lines the inside of your nose is called epistaxis and it can occur easily because of the location of the nose which is close to the surface location of blood vessels. It is more common and more than 60 percent of people experience it at least once in their lifetime. Most of the time this condition can be handled at home, but certain symptoms should be checked by the doctor.
Bleeding can occur in the anterior as well as the posterior part of the nose. In the anterior part, nose bleeding starts in the front of the nose on the lower part of the wall that separates the two sides of the nose (called the septum). It is the most common type and is usually not a serious condition. In the posterior part, nosebleed occurs deep inside the nose and is caused by a bleed in larger blood vessels near the throat. This can be a more serious nosebleed and often results in heavy bleeding, which may flow down the back of the throat. You may need medical attention for this so consult your doctor immediately.
What causes Epistaxis?
Nosebleeds have many causes but the most common cause is dry air which is due to hot, low-humidity climates or heated indoor air. This can cause the nasal membrane to dry and become cracked and more likely to bleed when rubbed or picked or when blowing the nose.
Other causes of nosebleeds include:
- Upper respiratory tract infections and sinusitis that cause repeated sneezing, coughing, and nose blowing.
- Blowing your nose forcefully
- Chemical irritants inhalation
- Inserting an object into the nose
- Any injury to the nose and/or face
- Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis
- Blood-thinning drugs like aspirin, warfarin, and others).
- Cocaine and other drugs inhaled through the nose
- Deviated septum
- Due to high altitude
- Frequent use of nasal sprays to treat itchy, runny or stuffy nose
Less common causes of nosebleeds include:
- Alcohol consumption
- Bleeding related disorders like hemophilia or leukemia.
- High blood pressure
- Nasal or facial surgery
- Nasal tumors or polyps
- Immune thrombocytopenia
What are the symptoms of Epistaxis?
In minor conditions, bleeding usually starts from one nostril. In case of heavy bleeding, it may start from both the nostrils and overflow the nasopharynx. In this case sometimes the blood may drip back from the nose through the throat to the stomach. In such a condition, vomiting usually starts. The common symptoms of excessive nosebleed are:
Excessive bleeding may cause-
- Loss of alertness
The rare symptoms include:
- Bleeding from other upper body parts like teeth, gums, nostrils, etc.
- Additional bleeding from other body parts such as bleeding gums when brushing the teeth, bloody urine, or blood in the stool or easy bruising also leads to an inability of the blood to clot.
What is the Panchakarma Treatment for Epistaxis?
Panchakarma is a wonderful way to heal the body as it balances all the three vitiated doshas in the body. Chandigarh Ayurved centre is providing you the best Panchakarma therapies for treating epistaxis naturally. It increases the efficacy of Ayurvedic formulations that helps them to work effectively. Two main therapies are recommended for epistaxis patients- nasya & patra potli pind sweda.
Nasya acts as a pacificatory as well as purificatory. Thus procedure promotes the strength of indriyas. Anu tail nasya has been used in Ayurveda by Acharya Charak since ancient times as a preventive measure and treatment of Urdhava jatrugata vikara.
Patra Potli Pind Sweda:
Patra potli pind sweda is a panchakarma procedure in which a medicated herbal potli is used. The medicinal leaves used in it have various kinds of medicinal properties that help in relieving pain as well as inflammation. It also improves blood circulation in the affected parts. The leaves used in this procedure are Nirgundi, Arka, Eranda, etc.
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Epistaxis?
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you the best and effective kit for treating epistaxis known as “Epistaxis Go Kit”. This kit is used for curing epistaxis and its root cause. It contains 6 products named as- Anu Tailam, Detox Premium Powder, Ekangveer Ras, Pain -O-Kill Syrup, Nerve Up Tablet, and Rasayan Vati. These products are free from chemicals, fillers, additives, and have no side effects.
Detail of products:
1. Anu Tailam:
Anu tailam is an Ayurvedic oil that has been used in Ayurveda since ancient times for the nasal instillation to treats various diseases. Its drops are administrated through the nasal passage to lubricate, protect, and calm the mind. It is prepared from Sesame oil, Bael tree root, Solanum root, Cinnamon stem bark, Cardamom fruit, Desmodium root, etc. As per Ayurveda it balances the Kapha dosha and is beneficial in diseases of upper body parts like head, nose, ears, etc.
Recommended Dosage: Administered 2 to 3 drops of Anu tailam in each nostril twice a day.
2. Detox Premium Powder:
Detox premium powder is the herbo-mineral formulation that contains Parwal pishti, Sutshekhar ras, Shukta, Kamdudha ras, Giloy, Shankh bhasma, Shwet parpati, etc. These ingredients provide a calming effect on the stomach and show anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antacid properties. It also balances the pitta dosha and maintains proper digestion. It is the best natural treatment for epistaxis.
Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice daily with normal water.
3. Ekangveer Ras:
Ekangveer ras contains ingredients like Gandhak rasayan, Bang bhasam, Nag bhasma, Rasa sindoor, Kant lauha bhasam, Tamra bhasma, Amalaki, Triphla, Dhatura, and Adrak, etc. In Ayurveda, it has been used for many ages to balance the vata dosha and boosts up the central nervous system. It also provides strength to the nerves.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet with honey twice a day.
4. Pain -O-Kill Syrup:
Pain -O-Kill Syrup is prepared from ingredients like Shalaki, Suranjan sweet, Hadjod, Punarnava, Methi, Ashwagandha, Nirgundi, Garlic, etc. These effective ingredients reduce stiffness, inflammation, and pain. This syrup improves the muscle tone and provides rejuvenation to the body. Regular use of this syrup is very effective and shows wonderful results. It is a wonderful Ayurvedic treatment for epistaxis.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day daily.
5. Nerve Up Tablet:
Nerve up tablet balances the vata dosha because it contains ingredients like abhrak bhasma, jahar mohra pishti, giloy, jahar mohra pishti, etc. These ingredients provide strength to the nerves and boosts up the central nervous system. This herbal medicine is the best treatment for epistaxis and its associated symptoms.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
6. Rasayan Vati:
Rasayan vati is herbo-mineral Ayurvedic formulation which is prepared from ingredients like Aswagandha, Musali, Brahmi, Shilajeet, Shatavari, Amla, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, Abhrak Bhasam, Jaiphal, Vang Bhasam, Shilajeet, Saunth, Mirch, Pipli, etc. These ingredients possess anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antioxidant, analgesic, and immune-modulator properties.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.