Ocimums Mukta Vati-Ingredients, indications, dosage, side effects

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Composition
Each tablet contains
Mukta Bhasma (CaCO 3 of pearl origin) 45.45 mg
Processed in extracts of
Withania somnifera 45.45 mg
Vitis vinifera 45.45 mg
Holoptelia integrifolia 45.45 mg
Terminalia arjuna 45.45 mg
Zingiber officinale 45.45 mg
Piper nigrum 45.45 mg
Piper longum 45.45 mg
Emblica officinalis 45.45 mg
Terminalia chebula 45.45 mg
Terminalia bellirica 45.45 mg

Dosage form: Tablets of 500 mg each

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How does it help you stay healthy?
Let’s understand each of the ingredients better.
Mukta Bhasma
It is prepared by burning pearl oyster shell in the absence of air. First
the oyster shell is grinded along with rosewater into a fine paste (Mukta
Pishti) and made into small discs and dried in shade. These are further
burned after enclosing in earthen plates and sealed airtight using clay.
The Pearl Calx so obtained is called Mukta Bhasma.
According to Ayurveda, it has the following health benefits:
Varnya – Improves skin tone and complexion
Agnipustikara – Improves digestive secretions
Vishahara – Anti Toxic
Veeryaprada – Improves potency
Deepana – Improves metabolism
Pachana – Carminative, relieves Ama Dosha
Rujahara – Relieves pain
Ashukara – Swift in action
Kasahara – Useful in cough and cold
Shwasahara – Useful in treatment of asthma and chronic respiratory
disorders
Vrushya – Aphrodisiac, improves vigor
Ayushya – Anti ageing
Dahaghna – Relieves burning sensation
Netrya – Good for eyes, soothens, relieves eye strain
Jeernajwara –  Useful in chronic fever

Asthi danta vivardhanam – Being a source of calcium it improves teeth
and bone health
Hrudya – Acts as cardiac tonic, cardioprotective
Mehahara – Useful in urinary tract disorders and diabetes
Medhya – Improves memory and concentration
Danta bhedaapaham – Relieves tooth caries
Jvarapaha – Relieves fever
Kshaya – Useful in depletion of body tissues, weight loss, tuberculosis
Asthi sosha shamanam – useful in conditions of brittleness of bone like
osteoporosis.
Ayurvedic Pharmacology
Rasa (Taste) – Madhura – Sweet
Guna ( General qualities) –Laghu – Light to digest, Sheeta – Cool
Vipaka (After effect) – Madhura – Sweet
Veerya (Potency) – Sheeta – Cool
Effect on Tridosha – Pacifies Kapha and Pitta.
Withania somnifera
It is commonly known as Aswagandha. It is a small perennial herb of the
solanaceae family growing in temperate climatic zones. The species
name somnifera means “sleep inducing” owing to the tranquilizing
action of members of this species.
Biochemistry
The chief chemical constituents are alkaloids and steroidal lactones.
These include tropine and cuscohygrine. The leaves contain the
steroidal lactones, withanolides, notably withaferin A, which was the
first to be isolated from the plant. Tropine is a derivative of tropane

containing a hydroxyl group at third carbon. It is also called 3-tropanol.
Benzatropine and etybenzatropine are derivatives of tropine. It is also a
building block of atropine, an anticholinergic drug prototypical of the
muscarinic antagonist class. Cuscohygrine is a pyrrolidine alkaloid found
in coca.
There are also alkaloids ashwagandhine, ashwaganidhine, and
somniferine, all of which have been identified exclusively in the
ashwagandha plant.
Owing to the action of these chemicals Aswagandha is known to have
anti-hypertensive, hypolipidaemic, hypoglycemic and tranquilizer
effect. Ashwagandha is a very good anti oxidant and acts as a cardiac
tonic. It improves strength of cardiac muscles.
According to Ayurveda the following are its benefits
Balya – Improves strength and immunity
Brimhana – Improves body weight, nourishing.
Vaajeekara – Improves sexual performance, alleviates premature
ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.
Vrushya – Aphrodisiac
Rasayana – Anti ageing
Pushtiprada – Improves body nourishment
Kaasaharam – Cures cough and cold
Anilaapaham – Useful in disorders of Vata, Neurological and Neuro-
muscular disorders, Respiratory Tract Disorders
Vranaropanam – Promotes wound healing
Shophaapaham – Reduces inflammation
Kanduvinashanam – Relieves itching, useful in pruritus

Vishaghna – Anti toxic
Shvitravinaasanam – Cures leucoderma
Krumighna – Useful in intestinal worm infestation,
Shwasahara – Useful in chronic respiratory diseases
Kshatahara – Useful in trauma
Kshayahara – Useful in treating emaciation
Ati Shukrala – Improves semen quantity and quality
Ayurvedic Pharmacology
Rasa – Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
Guna – Snigdha (Unctuous), Laghu (Easy to digest)
Veerya – Ushna, Hot potency
Vipaka – Katu.
Effect on Tridosha – Pacifies Kapha and  Vata.

Part Used- Roots and Leaves.

Vitis vinifera
Commonly known as Draksha in Ayurveda, Vitis vinifera is a vine
belonging to the Vitaceae family. The fruits of this plant are known as
Grapes and are used worldwide in the manufacture of grape wine etc.
The fruits are also edible in their natural form. Fruits are also used in
several Ayurvedic formulations.
Biochemistry
Isoprenoid monoterpens,
acyclic linalool, geraniol, nerol, citronellol, homotrienol and monocyclic

α-terpineol as glycosides. Carotenoids accumulate in ripening grape
berries. Oxidation of carotenoids produces volatile fragments, C13-
norisoprenoids. Odoriferous compounds, such as β-
ionone, damascenone, β-damascone and β-ionol. Tetrahydro-
carbolines are indole alkaloids occurring in grape to a low amount and
contributing to its antioxidant power. Melatonin, an alkaloid, has been
identified in grape. Besides phenolics, stilbenoids and anthocyanins are
also found in different varieties of grapes. Catechin, Epicatechin, B-
Sitosterol, Ergosterol and Jasmonic acid are also seen. Resveratrol – a
type of phenol, found in grapes has some evidence against heart
diseases and cancer.
As per Ayurveda, Vitis vinifera effects the following
Provides relief for
Trishna – Thirst
Daha – Burning sensation
Jwara – Fever
Shwasa – Asthma and other respiratory disorders
Raktapitta – Bleeding disorders.
Kshata – Trauma
Kshaya – Emaciation
Udavarta – Bloating of abdomen
Swarabheda – Hoarse voice
Madatyaya – Alcoholism
Tiktasyata – Bitter taste
Asya Shosha – Dryness of mouth
Kasa – Cough
Brumhana – Nourishes
Vrushya – Aphrodisiac
Madhura – Sweet
Snigdha – Unctuous

Sheeta – Cool
Mootradoshaapaham – Relieves Urinary Tract Infection
Ayurvedic Pharmacology
Guna – Snigdha (Unctuous), Guru (Heavy to digest),
Rasa – Madhura (Sweet)
Vipaka- Madhura
Veerya – Sheeta (Cool)
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta
Parts Used – Fruits
Holoptelia integrifolia
Indian Elm – Holoptelia integrifolia is a herb mentioned in Ayurveda for
the treatment of localized swelling, skin diseases, nausea, diabetes,
indigestion, piles and also acts as blood purifier. It is commonly called
Chirabilva in Ayurveda.
Biochemistry
Stem bark of the plant contains triterpinoidal fatty acid esters,
Holoptelin A and B, B- sitosterol, friedelin and epi- friedelinol. The
leaves contain Hexacosanol and B- amyrin. The seeds contain yellow
colored oil in it.
Its Ayurvedic properties are
Sthambhana – Coagulant activity in cases of bleeding.
Arshajith – Cures haemorrhoids.
Krmijith – Anthelminthic activity.
Kushtajith – Cures skin disorders.

Pramehajith – Normalises blood sugar.
Ayurvedic Pharmacology
Rasa (Taste) – Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
Guna (Qualities) – Laghu (Light for digestion), Ruksha (Dry in nature)
Vipaka – Katu (Undergoes Pungent taste after digestion)
Veerya (Potency) – Ushna (Hot)
Karma (Actions) – Kapha pitta shamaka (reduces vitiated kapha and
pitta doshas).
Parts Used – Bark
Terminalia arjuna
The arjuna is about 20–25 metres tall; usually has a buttressed trunk,
and forms a wide canopy at the crown, from which branches drop
downwards. It has oblong, conical leaves which are green on the top
and brown below; smooth, grey bark; it has pale yellow flowers which
appear between March and June; its glabrous, 2.5 to 5 cm fibrous
woody fruit, divided into five wings, appears between September and
November.
Biochemistry
Arachidic stearate, cerasidin, cerasidin, Arjunic Acid, tannins, Arjunone,
Arjunetin, Arjunglucosisdes, I & II; Arjunoside I, II&IV; Arjunolic acid,
calcium and magnesium salts, flavonoids.
Ayurvedically it has the following properties,
Stambhana – useful in bleeding disorders, it heals fracture and wounds
quickly.
PittaKapha Vrana – useful to relieve ulcers and wounds due to Pitta and
Kapha imbalance

Medohara – reduces fat and cholesterol levels
Mehahara – useful in urinary tract disorders and diabetes
Hrudroga – useful in cardiac disorder
Bhagna – quickly heals fracture
Kshata – useful in chest injuries
Kshayahara – useful in chronic respiratory disorders, tuberculosis
Shramahara – Relieves tiredness, fatigue
Trushnahara – Relieves thirst
Asrajit – useful in bleeding disorders, helps treat bleeding gums
Ayurvedic Pharmacology
Rasa – Kashaya
Guna – Rooksha (dryness), Laghu (lightness)
Vipaka- Katu – Pungent after effect
Veerya – Sheeta – cold
Prabhava – special effect – Hrudya – cardiac tonic
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha Pitta Dosha.
Parts Used – Bark
Zingiber officinale
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger
root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.
It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems about a meter
tall bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers. Ginger is in
the family Zingiberaceae, to which also belong turmeric (Curcuma
longa), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), and galanga. Ginger
originated in the tropical rainforest in Southern Asia.
Biochemistry
The characteristic fragrance and flavor of ginger result from volatile
oils that compose 1-3% of the weight of fresh ginger, primarily

consisting of zingerone, shogaols and gingerols with [6]-gingerol (1-[4'-
hydroxy-3'-methoxyphenyl]-5-hydroxy-3-decanone) as the major
pungent compound. Zingerone is produced from gingerols during
drying, having lower pungency and a spicy-sweet aroma.
Ayurvedic Properties are
Green ginger  / fresh ginger is
Rochaka – appetizer,
Deepana – improves digestion strength
Vrushya – aphrodisiac
Its juice is useful in Vata and Kapha disorders
Relieves Vibandha – Relieves constipation.
Katu – pungent taste
Ushna – Hot in potency
Guru – heavy
Rooksha – dry
Madhura Vipaka – undergoes sweet taste conversion after digestion
Hrudya – acts as cardiac tonic, congenial for heart
Deepana – improves digestion strength
Ruchida – improves taste, useful in relieving anorexia
Shophahara – relieves swelling, edema, anti inflammatory
Kaphahara – balances Kapha, useful in productive cough, asthma
Kantamayaapaha – Useful in throat disorders,
Svarya – improves voice
Vibandhahara – Relieves constipation
Anahahara – relieves gas, fullness of abdomen, bloating
Shoolajit – relieves abdominal colic pain
Bhedini – relieves constipation
Jihva Vishodhana – cleanses and clears tongue, relieves white coating
Kaphavatahara – Balances Kapha and Vata
Shwasahara – useful in treatment of asthma and chronic respiratory
disorders.

Kasahara – useful in cough and cold
Vamihara – relieves vomiting
Hikkahara – relieves hiccups
Dry ginger is unctuous, promoter of digestion, aphrodisiac, hot in
potency, balances Vata and Kapha, sweet in Vipaka, cardio- tonic and
palatable.
Madhura Vipaka – Undergoes sweet taste conversion after digestion.
Vrushya – aphrodisiac, improves vigor
Rochana – improves taste, relieves anorexia
Hrudya – acts as cardiac tonic, congenial for heart
Sasneha – has some amount of unctuousness, oiliness
Laghu – light to digest
Deepana – improves digestion strength
Shophahara – relieves swelling, edema, anti inflammatory
Vatodara – Useful in ascites due to Vata Dosha imbalance, bloating
Shwasahara – useful in treatment of asthma and chronic respiratory
disorders.
Panduhara – Useful in anemia, early stage of liver disorders
Shleepada – useful in Elephantiasis
Grahi – absorbent. Being hot in nature, it helps to absorb excess
moisture especially in intestines.
Vibandhanut – Breaks down stool particles into small pieces by its
piercing qualities, relieves constipation
Amavataghni – useful in rheumatoid arthritis
Ginger is very effective to relieve dizziness, menstrual pain, arthritis
pain, motion sickness and weight loss.
Usually herbs which are Grahi (absorbent) are not useful in
constipation. But Ginger is an exception. For this, Bhavaprakasha says
that ginger is absorbent for sure and is a mild laxative. It helps to break
down the stool mass but does not help in its expulsion (na tu mala
patane)

Difference between fresh ginger and dry ginger (ginger powder):
Ardraka – Wet Ginger – Rooksha (Dry) + Ushna (Hot)
Shunti – Dry Ginger – Snigdha (unctuous, oily) + Ushna (hot)
Wet ginger is dry and dry ginger has some oiliness or unctuousness in it.
Wet ginger – Bhedini – can cause diarrhoea or more useful in
constipation.
Dry ginger – Grahi – absorbent, bowel binding, useful in IBS. It also
relieves constipation, but not so useful as wet one in relieving
constipation.
Wet ginger is usually used for short period of time. This is because of its
dryness (lack of oiliness).
Dry ginger is Snigdha – unctuous, oily hence tolerable for long period of
time. Hence, can be used for long time.
Effect of wet ginger is seen more on stomach and intestines.
Effect of dry ginger is seen both on stomach-intestines (Jatharagni) and
at tissue level (Dhatvagni).
Ayurvedic Pharmacology
Rasa (taste) – Katu (pungent)
Guna (qualities) – Guru (heavy), Rooksha (dryness), Teekshna (strong,
piercing)
Vipaka- Madhura – Sweet after effect .
Veerya – Ushna – Hot potency.
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha.
Part Used– Rhizome

Piper nigrum
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae,
cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as
a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn.
When fresh and fully mature, it is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in)
in diameter, dark red, and, like all drupes, contains a single seed.
Peppercorns, and the ground pepper derived from them, may be
described simply as pepper, or more precisely as black pepper (cooked
and dried unripe fruit), green pepper (dried unripe fruit) and white
pepper (ripe fruit seeds).
Biochemistry
Piperine – 5 – 10 %  – present both in white and black pepper
Piperethine, Piperolein A,& B, feruperine, Dihydroferuperine,
Citronellol, Cryptone, Dihydrocarveol,a-b acid, Piperonal, Camphene, B-
Caryophyllene, B- alanine, Pipecolic, vitamins A, C, E, K, niacin and β-
carotene; and traces of minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorous.
Ayurvedic Properties are
Na Ati Ushna – It is not very hot
Avrushya – It is anaphrodisiac
Ruchikaraka, Ruchya, Rochana – improves taste, relieves anorexia
Because of its Chedana (cutting) and Shoshana) drying effects, it
increases digestion strength and balances Kapha and Vata Dosha
Pittakrut – Causes increase in Pitta.
Kaphahara – decreases sputum production.
Vayu Nivarayati – useful in Vata related disorders, bloating.
Kruminut, Jantu Santana Nashanam – Useful in intestinal worm
infestation.
Shwasahara – useful in treatment of asthma and chronic respiratory
disorders.

Hrudrogahara – useful in cardiac disorders
It is used in treating recurrent fever – Vishama Jwara
It is one among Pramathi herbs – It has scraping effect over the
intestines, inducing cleansing effect.
It is orally used in women with amenorrhoea to induce periods.
Black pepper extract relieves fat deposition by blocking fat cell
formation. Hence, very useful in managing obesity.
Ayurvedic Pharmacology
Rasa (Taste) – Katu (Pungent)
Guna (qualities) – Laghu (lightness), Teekshna (strong, piercing),
Sookshma – enters deep and minute body channels.
Vipaka- Katu – Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion.
Veerya- Ushna – Hot potency
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha and Vata
Part used- Fruit, Dried Unripe Fruits, Known as Peppercorns.
Piper longum
Long pepper (Piper longum), sometimes called Indian long pepper
(Pipli), is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its
fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. Long
pepper has a taste similar to, but hotter than, that of its close
relative Piper nigrum – from which black, green and white pepper are
obtained.
Biochemistry
Essential oils, mono and sesquiterpenes, caryophylline (mainly),
Piperine, Piperlongumine, Piperlonguminine, Pipernonaline,
Piperundecalidine, Pipercide, Sesamin, B- sitosterol four aristolactams
(cepharanone B. aristolactum All. Piperlactum A and  piperolactam B)
five 4-5 dioxoaporphines etc.

Ayurvedic Properties are
Fresh long pepper :

Shleshmala – Increases Kapha Dosha
Madhura – sweet
Guru – heavy
Snigdha – unctuous, oily
Pittahara – Balances Pitta Dosha.
Dry long pepper :

Kapha Vataghni – Balances Kapha and Vata Dosha
Katu – Pungent taste
Ushna – hot
Vrushya – aphrodisiac
Pitta Avirodhini – Does not increase Pitta to a large extent.
Deepani – improves digestion strength
Rasayani – anti aging, rejuvenative
Anushna – not very hot
Snigdha – unctuous, oily
Rechani – causes purgation
Shwasahara – useful in asthma, COPD and other respiratory diseases
Kasahara – relieves cough, cold
Udarahara – useful in ascites
Kushtahara – useful in skin diseases
Pramehahara – useful in diabetes
Gulmahara – useful in abdominal tumor
Arshahara – relieves piles, haemorrhoids
Amanut – useful in indigestion, relieves Ama
Marutahara – Useful in Vata imbalance disorders
Pittaprakopini – slightly increases Pitta.

Kshayapaha – relieves chronic lung disorders, tuberculosis.
Ayurvedic Pharmacology
Rasa (taste) – Katu (pungent)
Guna- Laghu, Teekshna (strong, piercing)
Vipaka- Madhura – Undergoes sweet taste conversion after digestion
Veerya – Ushna – Hot potency. (wet variety has cold potency)
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha Doshas. (wet variety
increases Kapha Dosha).
Part used: Fruit, root.
Emblica officinalis
Emblica officinalis, also known as emblica, emblic myrobalan,
myrobalan, Indian gooseberry, Malacca tree, or amla from
Sanskrit amalaki is a deciduous tree of the family Phyllanthaceae. It is
known for its edible fruit of the same name.
Biochemistry
Although these fruits are reputed to contain high amounts of ascorbic
acid (vitamin C), up to 445 mg per 100 g, the specific contents are
disputed, and the overall bitterness of amla may derive instead from its
high density of ellagitannins, such as emblicanin A (37%), emblicanin B
(33%), punigluconin (12%) and pedunculagin (14%). It also
contains punicafolin and phyllanemblinin A, phyllanemblin
other polyphenols, such as flavonoids, kaempferol, ellagic acid,
and gallic acid.

Ayurvedic Properties are

Jvaraghna – Group of herbs that are useful in fever.
Kasaghna – Group of herbs that are useful in cough and cold.
Virechanopaga – Group of herbs that are useful to induce purgation.
Kushtaghna – Group of herbs that are useful in skin diseases.
Vayasthapana – Anti aging group of herbs.
Chakshushya – good for eyes, improves vision power
Sarvadoshaghna – Balances Vata, Pitta and kapha
It balances Vata due to its sour taste
It balances Pitta dosha due to its sweetness and coldness
It balances Kapha dosha due to dryness and astringent properties.
It is quite similar to Haritaki in qualities.
Raktapittaghna – useful in bleeding disorders.
Pramehaghna – Useful in diabetes and urinary tract disorders.
Vrushya – aphrodisiac
Rasayana – anti aging, rejuvenative
Kanthya – useful in throat diseases, improves voice, good for throat.
Hrudya – good for heart
Daahahara – relieves burning sensation
Rasayana – anti aging, rejuvenative.
Ayurvedic Pharmacology
Guna – qualities – Guru – heavy, Sheeta – coolant
Rasa (taste) – Has five tastes. – sour, sweet, bitter, astringent and
pungent (all the five tastes, excluding salt). Sour is dominant taste.
Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion): Madhura (sweet)
Veerya (potency): Sheeta (cold)
Effect on Tridosha: Tridoshahara  – It balances all the three Doshas.
Part used: Fruit

Terminalia chebula

Terminalia chebula, commonly known as black- or chebulic
myrobalan, is a species of Terminalia, native to South
Asia from India and Nepal, east to southwest China (Yunnan), and south
to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
Biochemistry
A number of glycosides have been isolated from haritaki, including the
triterpenes arjunglucoside I, arjungenin, and the chebulosides I and II.
Other constituents include a coumarin conjugated with gallic acids
called chebulin, as well as other phenolic compounds including ellagic
acid, 2,4-chebulyl-β-D-glucopyranose, chebulinic acid, gallic acid, ethyl
gallate, punicalagin, terflavin A, terchebin, luteolin, and tannic
acid. Chebulic acid is a phenolic acid compound isolated from the ripe
fruits. Luteic acid can be isolated from the bark.
T. chebula also contains terflavin B, a type of tannin, while chebulinic
acid is found in the fruits.
Ayurvedic Properties are
Varnya – it helps to improve skin complexion
Ushna – hot in nature
Sara – promotes bowel movement
Medhya – improves intelligence.
Doshaghna – natural detoxifying
Shothanut – relieves inflammation
Kushtanut – useful in skin diseases
Deepana – improves digestion strength
Chakshushya – good for eyes, improves vision power
Rasayana – anti aging, rejuvenative
Ayushya – improves life expectancy
Bruhmani – nourishing, improves body weight
Anulomani – helps in normalizing bowel movements
Shwasahara – useful in Asthma, COPD, wheezing, breathing difficulty

Kasahara – relieves cold and cough
Pramehahara – Useful in diabetes and urinary tract disorders
Arshahara – useful in piles.
Ayurvedic Pharmocology
Rasa (taste) – Five tastes except salt, Astringent dominant
Guna (qualities) – Laghu – lightness, Rooksha – dryness
Vipaka – Madhura – Undergoes sweet taste conversion after digestion.
Veerya – Ushna – Hot potency
Part used: Fruit
Terminalia bellirica
Terminalia bellirica, known as "Bahera" or Beleric or bastard
myrobalan, is a large deciduous tree common on plains and lower hills
in Southeast Asia, where it is also grown as an avenue tree.
Biochemistry
Bellericanin, Beta glucogallin, Beta sitosterol, Chebulinic acid, Gallic
acid, Linoleic acid, Myristic acid, Oleic acid, Palmitic acid, Stearic acid,
Tannic acid, Tannins, Vitamins A, B1, B2 and C.
Ayurvedic Properties are
Bhedanam – Eases motion, has laxative action. This is why Triphala is
used as mild laxative.
Kasanashanam – relieves cough, cold
Netrahitam – good for eyes
Keshya – improves hair quality and promotes hair growth.
Kruminashanana – relieves worm infestation
Vaisvaryanashana – relieves hoarseness of voice
Bibhitaki detoxifies blood, lymph, muscles and fatty tissue of the body.

The seed kernel of Vibhitaki is useful in
Trut – excessive thirst,
Chardi – vomiting
It balances Kapha and Vata.  It is astringent in taste and causes slight
drowsiness.  Amla seed is quite similar in qualities.
Ayurvedic Pharmocology
Rasa (Taste) – Kashaya (Astringent)
Guna (qualities) – Rooksha (dry), Laghu (light to digest)
Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion) – Madhura (sweet)
Veerya (potency) – Ushna (hot)
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha and Pitta.
Part used: Fruit rind, seed, seed kernel.
The combined pharmacological action of all the above drugs in
Ocimums Mukta Vati mutually potentiated by drug synergism makes it the perfect Ayurvedic remedy in obesity and its complications likeDiabetes mellitus Type II, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. It also hassome antioxidant activity and also is rejuvenative. Being completely natural, it can be taken safely without fear of serious adverse drug
reactions.

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Obesity and Hypertension- Causes, Symptoms, Ayurvedic treatment, Diet and Excercises.

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Ayurveda is one of the ancient branches of medicine, still flourishing effectively as all its principles are standing at par with modern science. The whole of Ayurveda is written in verses of Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. Obesity has been long associated with metabolic disorders of varied attributes. Knowledge on obesity and its adverse impacts on human health date back as long as 5000 BC, where the first known references of the disease are found in the ancient classics of Ayurveda.

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According to Ayurveda, the human body is composed of Tridoshas (three factors) viz, Vaata (the factor which maintains functionality, mobility, respiration and co-ordination), Pitha (that which maintains digestion and metabolism), Kapha (that which maintains cellular integrity). These three functional base units regulate all our physiological activities. The Tridoshas and obviously the human body itself are further composed of the Pancamahabhutas, viz Prithvi, Ap, Tejas, Vayu and Akasa, all of which represent fractions of the various elements and compounds found in our body. Ayurveda finds human body as a miniature of the entire universe. This was the crude form of metaphysics and biochemistry as was understood by eminent scholars of Ayurveda in those times. Though a crude form of the present known composition of the human body, the modern science can be well superimposed into the framework put forth by Ayurveda.

Ashtangahrdaya a classical treatise on Ayurveda states,

“Rogastu doshavaishamyam doshasamyamarogatha.”

Roga (disease) is a result of impairment of Doshas and if they are normal, the person is healthy. This simply means disease is an outcome of impaired body physiology. Though a statement in general, this applies equally well to all the metabolic disorders including obesity.

Obesity is known as Sthoulyatva in Ayurveda, a disease condition attributed to the excess of Kapha Dosha and Medas (the adipose tissue).

If we follow the daily regime as per Ashtangahrdaya, we can keep away almost all the non-communicable diseases particularly obesity. Ashtangahradaya’s chapter on Dinacharya (Daily Regime to be followed) clearly articulates the importance of regular exercise,

“Laghavam karmasamarthyam deepto agnirmedasa: kshaya:

vibhaktaghanagaatratvam vyayamadupajayate”

Lightness of body, efficiency in work, better digestion, control of obesity and a well contoured physique are achievable by regular exercise.

Unfortunately, we fail to exercise regularly in today’s busy schedule which our employment conditions demand. This is where the importance of medicines and therapeutic procedures to reverse the damages become necessary.

Another advice of Ashtangahrdaya is regarding food habits to be followed. It says “eat food that is good to you in a moderate quantity only when you are hungry enough”. Our eating habits have also changed a lot in course of time surrendering ourselves to oily snacks and such other unhealthy stuff known better as junk foods. At times, even if we want to avoid them, our situation might demand it.

What happens simply is that we take a lot of calories in excess which our body doesn’t actually demand and also fail to exercise regularly to utilize the excess energy. So our body converts the excessive fraction to biomolecules which can be stored for later utility. As such, fat in the form of fatty acids get deposited in the adipose tissue (Medas) and glucose gets converted to glycogen (which can be attributed to the Sleshmamsa or Kapha supporting the Mamsa Dhatu or muscle tissue) which is stored in the muscle tissues. Along with this anabolic process, catabolism also takes place as per varying body demands. Therefore, breakdown and transport of this stored biomolecules also happens, though at a lower rate than deposition takes place. Over a long period of time storage and transportation facilities attain saturation and proceed to exceed the threshold limit beyond which symptoms of metabolic disorders begin to appear. The triglycerides, LDL, VLDL, all being in high levels in circulation, have a tendency to get deposited while in circulation, at any point where there is thickening in the vessel walls (which might be due to ageing or metabolic stress itself) to form atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis. Impaired metabolism of glucose adds to the problem and altogether this metabolic derangement poses risk of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, embolism, and even cerebrovascular accidents. Increased viscosity of Rakta (blood) due to higher concentration of molecules in transport also puts heavy load on the heart to pump with much higher force. Sclerosis of vessels raises the already higher peripheral resistance to further heights (Rakta Vriddhi). Body tries to lower the concentration of solutes in blood by enhanced glomerular filtration rate and urine output. But this only lowers the fluid volume and often sodium is retained which can further add to elevated blood pressure levels. The adipose tissue synthesise angiotensinogen which gets converted to angiotensin I and angiotensin II catalysed by angiotensin converting enzyme augmented by rennin. Angiotensin increases tubular resorption of sodium and synthesis of aldosterone, the hormone responsible for sodium retension.

Caraka, another great scholar of Ayurveda, explains in his classical treatise Caraka Samhita this relation beautifully in a single verse,

“Medovahaanaam srotasaam vrkkou moolam vapavahanam ca”

Metabolism of fat is based in the adipose tissue and is linked to the functions of both the kidneys.

Again according to Caraka Samhita Raktavaha Srotas is described as being related to liver and spleen,

“Shonitavahaanaam srotasaam yakrnmoolam pleeha ca”

Liver undoubtedly plays the major role in the metabolism of glucose and fat. It converts glucose to glycogen and synthesises and redistributes lipids such as triglycerides.

And the reasons as explained by Caraka for the derangement of normal physiology of these two srotases are very much similar and interrelated.

“Vidaaheenyannapaanaani snigdhoshnaani dravaani ca

raktavaaheeni dushyanti bhajataam ca aatapaanalou”

Raktavaha srotas gets deranged by the excessive intake of irritant, oily, hot food and fluids along with prolonged exposure to sun or fire. Here Caraka gives stress on how dehydration adds up to haemoconcentration which further makes fat metabolism difficult and results in greater viscosity of blood ending up in disorders of the cardiovascular system.

Similarly are explained the causes for derangement of Medovaha Srotas,

“Avyaayaamaat divaasvapnaat medyaanaam ca atibhakshanaat

medovaaheeni dushyanti vaarunyascha atisevanaat”

Lack of regular exercise, day sleep, excessive fatty diet and excessive use of alcohol cause deranged physiology of Medovaha Srotas.

Caraka’s definition of Sthoulyatva reads,

“Medo maamsa ativrddhatvaat cala sphik udara sthana:

ayathopachayotsaaho naro ati sthoola ucyate”

One who is having excessive adiposity, bulky and flaccid musculature which causes him to have parts of body loosely shaking while he is walking, besides weak metabolism and low enthusiasm is known as Sthoola.

Madhavacarya adds that this Medovaha Srotas getting impaired can cause Vata Prakopa (deranged physiological activity of Vata Dosha). Vata being that which is responsible for all kind of kinetics of the body affects blood circulation and results in hypertension.

Thus several mechanisms add up to the predisposition of hypertension and such other lifestyle induced non-communicable diseases in an obese individual. In a long run, it further damages blood vessels, heart, liver and kidneys leading to further complications. The damaged tissues suffer much more oxidative stress due to decreased efficiency of free radical scavenging. Thus signs of ageing also set in much earlier than what is expected for a non-obese individual.

Caraka is right in saying “Kaarshyameva varam sthoulyaat na hi sthoolasya bheshajam”

Being lean is better than being obese, as obesity is very difficult to be managed.

Sushruta indicates Rakta Moksha (blood letting) as the treatment for Rakta Vriddhi.

In the line of treatment advised for Prameha (Diabetes mellitus), Caraka indicates Shodhana (Purification and Detoxification) as the treatment of choice for Sthula Pramehi (Diabetic patients in whom obesity is the primary cause). This also takes into account the primary problem of obesity as well. And managing obesity can reverse all other disease conditions associated with it.

So the treatment of any condition related to obesity should primarily aim at the management of obesity itself. Regular exercise, balanced diet, proper recreation, sound sleep and overall reduction in physical and mental stress are all the more important in checking the problem of morbid obesity, which is one of the rising health concerns worldwide.

And in severely demanding conditions, it may be so required to augment and catalyse the process of weight reduction using suitable medications. Ayurveda has a major role in this direction owing to its least adverse effects in addition to proven efficacy of its time tested formulas. Ayurveda has a holistic approach against obesity. Besides medicines, a balanced diet, regular exercise and psychological well being are the keys to address obesity at its root cause. Ayurveda encompasses all these aspects very well. An Ayurvedic way of life can make sure that you keep away from obesity and all its complications including hypertension. Ayurvedic medicines taken under expert guidance can further help you achieve the aim.

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Ankylosing spondylitis- Ayurvedic treatment, Diet and Exercises

 

Ayurvedic Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the sacroiliac joint as well as the joints between the spinal processes. The word ankylosis means abnormal adhesion of the bones of a joint or the fusion or consolidation of two or more bones or other hard tissues into one. The word is of Greek origin. The sacroiliac joint is where the sacrum, just above the tailbone, and the iliac bones located on either side of the buttocks, meet.  The disease causes pain and inflammation in the affected joints, but may also cause this same effect in other parts of the body as well.

Chronic inflammation in affected areas, vertebrae and sacroiliac (SI) joint, will cause pain and stiffness in and around the spine.  Over time chronic inflammation can lead to the vertebral bodies fusing together in a process called ankylosis as described above.  This leads to the loss of mobility at the joints affected.

Like some forms of arthritis – psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis and reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis is also a systemic disease. It also affects other tissues around the body. The tissues of the eyes, heart, lungs and kidneys are particularly vulnerable. Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic disease with no proven cure and treatments can decrease pain and moderate symptoms. The success of the treatment depends on early detection and it particularly seeks to prevent complications and physical deformities. This condition belongs to the class of diseases called seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, where RA factor is negative. Ankylosing spondylitis is an auto immune disease and most of the others in seronegative rheumatoid arthritis come under the same category. Ankylosing spondylitis has a genetic component HLA- B27 gene and now there are blood tests to detect this marker.

Men are seen to be more commonly affected than women and some studies say it is two to three times more common in men than in women. In men AS primarily affects the joints of the spinal column whereas in women it is the  joints away from the spine that get affected. Children are not commonly affected, but rare cases have been reported. Common age of onset is in the twenties and thirties.

Common complaints of AS patients are a chronic pain in the lower back and hips especially in the early morning or after rest. Symptoms start with stiffness in the lower back or hip area and as the disease progresses the symptoms may get worse or improve depending on the treatment. As sequel tendons and ligaments attached to ribs, spine, hip, shoulders, and knee are affected the patient experiences severe pain in these areas as well as in the eyes. If left untreated or improperly treated, patients will experience difficulty in the expansion of chest as the disease progresses to the ribs. Stooping, fatigue, weight-loss, loss of appetite, bowel inflammation and eye inflammation are the other symptoms usually seen as the diseases progresses to the chronic stage.

The treatment of AS aims to manage the condition by reducing the inflammation and arresting the progression of the disease.

Ayurvedic view

Improper diet and activities of the parents are the root cause of this disease and there is no complete cure for it. But we can give a better life for AS patients without causing any serious side effects such as in steroid therapy.

AS signs and symptoms resemble “Vata” diseases (arthritis group) and Ayurveda has a clear edge in dealing with these conditions with internal and external medications. Vata is vitiated by the Kapha and causes the obstruction of the channels and Vata accumulated in the channels increases and manifests as different forms of inflammation. Vata exhibits different signs when it is located in different tissues and as genetic disposition cannot be managed, the symptoms and signs become severe as the general health of the patient deteriorates. In the elevated Vata conditions, immunity is decreased and chances of repeated infections are high.

Ayurvedic treatment of Ankylosing spondylitis

Treatment modalities use medications to reduce inflammation and to stop the progression of the disease while physical therapy and exercise will help to reduce joint stiffness and support their movement. Internal medicines to improve immunity and physical strength are also selectively administered.

Internal Medications.

Please note, this does not constitute professional medical advice, but only seeks to create awareness about the availability of a parallel medical stream which has a successful track record in managing AS for decades, if not centuries.

Depending on the stage of the disease and the physician’s assessment of various factors, one or more of the following Ayurvedic preparations and therapies are used to treat AS.

Qwaths/Kashayams

Dhanwantharam Kashyam, Maha Rasnadi Kashayam, Punarnavadi Kashayam, Vidaryadi Kashayam, Nirgundyadi Kashayam, Rasnadi Kasahaym.

Arishta

Balarishta, Dhawanthararishta, Dasamularishta, Lohasava, Draksharishta, Aswagandharishta.

Tablets

Yogaraja Guggulu, Kaisore Guggulu, Lakshadi Guggulu, Sudarsanam Tablet, Vettumaran Tablet

Oils

Kshirabala 101, Dhanwantharam 101, Bala Tailam

Oils for external application

Ketakimooladi Tailam, Sahacharadi Tailam

External Therapies

Dhanya Swedam, Patrapodala Swedam, Shashtika Pinda Swedam, Virecahana, Vasti, Pizhichil, Dhara.

Diet

Vegetarian diet during the treatment. Avoid dairy products, pickles, spicy foods.

Exercise

Moderate exercises and yoga. Yoga Asanas can be picked depending on the age and the general conditions of the patient. Customized packages to address the individual needs are more working in our experience.

How to seek Ayurvedic treatment?

Patients should contact a professional Ayurvedic expert with a  proven history of successfully treating ankylosing spondylitis. Once they decide to go the Ayurvedic way to manage their condition, they are advised to strictly follow the instructions of the doctor in terms of dosage, diet and exercises.

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Cardiospermum halicacabum

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The plant is a perennial climber with dentate leaflets and small white flowers. Fruits are covered with a bladder and the seeds are globose. It is well known for its huge curative properties. The plant extract has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties ( Ref https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19393729 ). The specific effect of Cardiospermum in male infertility has been evaluated ( Ref: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2015/175726/ ) It is used in treating stomach pain, earaches and in relieving swellings ( Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4140016/). The juice is also used in curing minor wounds. The effect in managing obesity has also been evaluated.( Ref http://www.ijipls.com/uploaded/journal_files/110706030724.pdf) The herb is the main ingredient in several hair oil preparations to reduce dandruff and for darkening the hair. The herb also has laxative properties.

Useful plant parts: Whole plant

Medicinal uses:
Stomach pain, Joint pain, Hair loss, inflammation, fever, post-delivery care, infertility, obesity

Medicinal Properties:
Anti-Fungal, Anti-viral, Anti diabetic and anti- diarrhea..

Cardiospermum halicacabum is used as an ingredient in the following popular Ayurveda medicines
Neelibhringadi Kera tailam
Chukkumthippaliyadi Gulika
Arukaladi Thailam

Text and Images: Dr Rajesh Nair, CEO, Ayurvedaforall

 

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Ayurvedic Treatment after Abortion

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Abortion is the ending of the pregnancy, where foetus cannot survive in the external environment. The abortion occurred spontaneously is miscarriage and an intentional abortion is induced abortion. There are several laws in modern countries to regulate abortion and its social and ethical dialogues has started from time immemorial.

Induced abortion is performed either by medicines or surgical methods and its’ the safest medical procedure. However this procedure done by quacks reports death of more than 50000  in an year. A study says, 50 million abortions are done in last year and half were managed by untrained quacks causing serious threat to the health of millions of ladies.

The miscarriage is a medical condition and caused due to several aetiologies like  incompetence of cervix, debility of mother, hormonal imbalance, hereditary factors, physical exertion, stress etc.

Ayurveda have a unique concept of Tridosha ( Three somatic humours ) theory regarding the metabolism of the body. Every action of the body can be explained in terms of three humours- Vata ( Air), Pitt ( Fire) and Kaph. The health is the balance of these three factors and its imbalance causes the disease. The pregnancy is occurred in a unique combination of three factors and Vata holds the foetus, Kaph nourishes and Pitt converts. Any reason challenging this balance will lead to miscarriage and there is a clear Garbhini charya ( Daily routines of Pregnant ) to manage the balance and for a healthy progeny. There are some special food and decoctions for each month and this will enable smooth delivery.

Ayurveda compares the fertilization to the formation of fire from two pieces of wood by rubbing together. Atma or soul is entered in to the womb and by the association of Atma, the foetus becomes chetana ( active, conscious, living). The growth of the foetus month by month is explained in the Sarirasathana of Ashtanga Hrdayam.

The pregnant woman should avoid excess of sexual activities, carrying heavy loads, sleeping or awaking in improper timings, sitting on hard surfaces, grief, anger, fear, emotions, suppression of natural urges, controlling of desires, fasting, walking long distance, eating  spicy food, alcoholic drinks, meat, lying face upwards and panchkarma therapies. A pregnant women who involve in above said activities or due to other diseases, develops bleeding or stomach pain. After the embryo is get expelled, the women should be given drinks to pacify pain. Strong wine is recommended and it clears the uterine cavity and suppresses the pain. After that, soup of special rice processed with laghu panchmoola- Solanum indicum        ,Solanum xanthocarpum,Desmodium gangeticum,Uraria picta and Tribulus terrestris without any fat or salt is given. The herbs selected are easily digestible and promotes digestion.

After initial management, the women should be given Dipyakadi churna with ghee for three days. The decoction made of Katuka ( Picrorhiza kurroa), Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum), Pata ( Cissampelos pareira), Sakha twak ( Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Hingu ( Ferula asafoetida) and Teja ( Marsdenia tenacissima) should be administered in the same period. For next seven days, the women should be given medicated ghee and arishta ( Fermented liquid medicine) as per the reason of the miscarriage, tampon soaked in the decoction of Shirisha ( Albizia lebbeck) or Kakkubha (  Terminalia arjuna) should be inserted to the vagina.

Kerala Style Ayurvedic  management after abortion/ miscarriage

  • One teaspoon organic honey with equal ginger juice before food for three food time.
  • Gruel with broken rice, Cress (Lepidium sativum), Fenugreek ( Trigonella foenum) and Ajawain ( Trachyspermum ammi) for seven days.
  • Dasamulaarishta, Jeerakarishta and Panchkolasavam mixed in equal proportion and given 30ml twice daily after food.
  • Kurinji kuzhambu One teaspoon twice daily after food.
  • Pinda Taila/ Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu for external massage. Use water boiled with barks of four ficus trees –  Udumbara – Ficus racemosa, Plaksha – Ficus microcarpa, Aswadha – Ficus religiosa,Nyagrodha – Ficus bengalensis

After 7 days

  • Dhanwantharam qwath tablet  – Two tablets twice daily before food.
  • Ajaswagandhadi leha/ Chyvanprash One teaspoon twice daily after food.
  • Tampon dipped in Dhanwantharam tailam for vaginal insertion for 60 minutes.

Diet Regimen

The diet should contain easily digestible contents and soups are preferred in the first week.

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Dasamoola Rasayanam-Benefits,Dosage,Ingredients,Side Effects

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Dasamoola Rasayanam is an effective Ayurvedic medicine for acute and chronic upper respiratory tract infections. This is a traditional Kerala Ayurveda preparation and the reference is in the classical text book Sahasrayoga ( Ten hundred Preparations). This is presented as a herbal jam in Jaggery (Sugar Cane) base.

Indications and benefits of Dasamoola Rasayana

Productive and non productive cough.

  1. Bronchitis.
  2. Asthma.
  3. Fever.
  4. Indigestion

The preparation is very effective in respiratory ailments by increasing the digestion, relieving the phlem and clearing the respiratory tract. It’s  anti inflammatory and bronchodilator actions are very useful in the treatment.

It is also used in the treatment of following ailments or diseases

– Upper respiratory tract infections.

– Cough.

– Head ache.

– Sinusitis.

– Indigestion.

– Dyspepsia.

Other Ayurvedic medicines used along with Dasamoola Rasayanam.

Dasamulakadutryadi qwath tablet, Amritottaram qwath tablet, Amritarishtam, Vasarishtam, Kanakasavam, Agasthya Rasayanam, Haridrakhandam, Karpuradi Churna, Vyoshadi vatakam, Talisapatradi Churna, Talisapatradi leham

Dasamoola Rasayanam Ingredients:

Dasamoola – ( Ten roots)

  1. Bilva – Aegle marmelos
  2. Agnimantha – Premna seratifolia
  3. Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
  4. Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
  5. Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
  6. Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
  7. Prishniparni – Pseudarthria viscida
  8. Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
  9. Brihati – Solanum indicum
  10. Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
  1. Vrisha – Adhatoda vasica
  2. Shunti – Zingiber officinalis
  3. Jiraka –Cuminum cyminum
  4. Dhanyaka –Coraindrum sativum
  5. Daru – Cedrus deodara
  6. Bhadra – Aerva lenata
  7. Sugar

Fine Powders of

  1. Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and dried ginger
  2. Jati –Myristica fragrans
  3. Twak –Cinnamomum zeylanicum
  4. Kumkuma –Crocus sativus
  5. Jiraka – Cuminum cyminum
  6. Krishnajiraka – Nigella sativa
  7. Pushkaramoola – Inula racemosa
  8. Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea
  9. Ela –Elettaria cardamomum

Dasamoola Rasayanam Dose:

5 – 7.5 grams two or three times a day after food or frequently in small doses or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 –4 grams, twice or thrice a day, along with honey or arishta.

Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age  4- 5 grams twice or thrice a day along with honey or arishta.

Side Effects

There are no side effects if taken in prescribed dosage. Over dosage will cause gastric irritation and acidity.

Strictures

Please avoid dairy products, refrigerated and fried food. Use of non-vegetarian only after a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor.

Brands

Aryavaidyasala, Kottakkal, Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, Kerala Ayurveda, Nagarjuna Herbal Concentrates.

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Restless Leg Ayurveda Herbal Treatment

Restless legs is a condition difficult to explain, but it tempts one to move the legs and surely the difficulty is relieved only by the movement. According to Dr. Margaret Stearn  “ It is not pins-and-needles, but is more like a crawling, prickling and tingling irritation just under the skin”

Restless legs comes when you are to rest for a while like sitting in the same position in flight or cinemas or lying or sleeping. The calves of both legs are involved mostly, sometimes thighs and feet also involved. Rarely people with the same issue in their arms were also reported. As said, the only way to get rid of the irritation is by moving your legs or walk. When you try to keep still, the painful ache crosses the limits and forces to move.

Restless legs is well described in Ayurveda classics. In Ashtangahridaya nidana, the vitiated  Vayu located in bones is described as the cause of this disease.

Ashtisth: sakthisandhyasthi shoolam theevram balakshayam||

( Ashtanga hrdayam Nidana stana Chapter 15/)

The nomenclatures of this dreadful agony are Vatakhudatha, Sakthisadham, Padaharsham and Saksthigraham. The symptoms of Padaharsham is understood as the feet having tingling (pins and needles) sensation and loss of tactile sensation arising from the aggravation of Kapha and vayu.

Causes of Restless legs

The real reason for restless legs is not known, but the most appreciated hypothesis is the lack of dopamine in an area of the brain or spinal cord. The lack of neurotransmitter Dopamine is identified as the reason for Parkinson’s which has the similar symptoms, so the reason for the absence of Dopamine has gained credibility.

The observations from different studies make clear that the real reason of Restless legs cannot be easily traced.

  • Restless starts in some pregnant or pregnancy worsen
  • Smoking, caffeine, and alcohol make it worse.
  • Stress and strain trigger the condition.
  • Deficiency of iron in elderly also manifests the symptoms.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, renal disorders show similar feeling.
  • A pattern of heredity is found in more than 40 % patients.
  • Regular intake of medicines like Ca channel blockers, anti depressants, tranquilizers, antihistamines etc also marked as a cause.

Ayurvedic classics refer to the causes vitiation of Vata and Kapha as the reason for restless legs. The food which increases Vata and Kapha, premature initiation of urges like urine, faeces etc, keeping awake at nights and sleeping in the day time, fear, worry, excessive physical activities and Sexual intercourse increases Kapha and increased Kapha blocks the channels in the body and in turn increases Vata in the body. So the basic quality of movement of Vata is abandoned by this physiologic imbalance and the same happened in the lower extremities manifests as restless legs.

 

 

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Hidradenitis suppurativa- Ayurveda Herbal Treatment

 

The common symptoms of Hidradenitis suppurativa are multiple abscesses in armpits and groin area due to infection and inflammation of apocrine sweat glands.

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a Kapha-Pitta disorder in Ayurveda. The vitiated digestive fire-agni (Pitta ) causes impaired metabolism and results in the vitiation of Kapha Dosha. The impaired fat molecules are deposited in the muscle mass and cause swollen painful lesions in axillae, groin, anal and breast regions. As per Ayurveda, the diseases are due to the incompetence of channels or block to the channels. In HS, the impaired fat molecules are deposited in the fatty locations of the body and block the channels of the body. When we look into the pathology of HS, the disease occurs due to the obstruction of hair follicles, infection to apocrine sweat glands and secondary infections which can be correlated to the channel block theory of Ayurveda.

As per the concepts of Allopathic medicine, bacteria and bodily oils in armpit and groin cause the infection. Another reason is the wrong way of shaving hair. But Ayurveda believes this is caused due to internal issues and that’s why some people are getting affected.

Bacteria are known to cause skin and soft tissue infections were uncovered in microbiological studies of the skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), with nearly 60% of cultures dominated by Staphylococcus lugdunensis, according to a study published online November 13 in Emerging Infectious Diseases. In people with impaired digestive fire, the immunity is weak and facilitate the growth of bacteria in the body. So the internal impaired metabolism is the real factor and others like bacteria are the triggering factors.

Is HS considered an autoimmune disease?

The cause of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is still unknown. Even though the abscesses can become infected, it is not caused by bacteria and is not contagious. It is thought to be caused by an abnormal response of the body’s own immune system. In other words, HS is an autoimmune disease.

This statement itself proves the clarity of Ayurvedic concept and as per the pathologic explanations and the treatment concepts of Ayurveda, I have lot many experiences in managing HS with Ayurveda.

HS is not contagious and again proving the concept of Ayurveda. Because a bacteria causing the infection and inflammation is not working in all. So some other internal factors and environment which suits the growth of triggering factor are the real reason for HS. So we have to address the same with a clear scientific view.

The management of HS.

Dermatologists offer the following tips to their patients who have HS:

Lose weight to lessen HS — or even clear your skin.

Quit smoking to reduce HS flare-ups.

Stop shaving where you have breakouts.

Wear loose-fitting clothes to reduce friction.

Keep your skin cool.

Ayurvedic management of HS

As said, we have to address the real reason for Kapha-Pitta vitiation. The common reasons can be traced by a detailed case taking and lifestyle, food habits, heredity, diabetes, obesity, other chemical medicines etc are commonly listed. The patients are asked to modify them and medicines are prescribed to repair the metabolism.

These are the common supplements prescribed to manage HS. In most of the cases, 90 days outpatient management is only needed.

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In obese patients, external procedures like Udwarthanam, Dhara, Kizhi, Vasti etc are also done.

Diet

A fat-free diet with fiber and leafy vegetables are good to avoid recurrence and relapse. Dairy products, non-veg and Junk food, carbonated bottled drinks etc are to be avoided.

Exercise

Mild to moderate exercises are advised and Yoga including Surya Namaskar should be practiced daily.

Some Case sheets of HS treatment by Dr Rajesh Nair BAMS, PGDYT, MBA

Dear sir/madam,

I’m suffering from hidradenitis suppurativa for past seven years. I want to know whether Ayurveda has cure for this case. Should I avoid certain foods. Can you please advise me on this. Is psora ointment good for HS.

Thanks in anticipation,

Maria Sunny

Hi Maria,

Thanks.

Please start following medicines for 90 days and this will surely cure HS.

  1. Guluchyadi kashayam extract sachet 1 sachet with 60 ml boiled water twice daily before food.
  2. Tab Nimbarajanyadi 2-2-2 after food.
  3. Psora ointment for external application.
  4. Brihat triphala churna 1 teaspoon twice daily after food.

Diet: Vegetarian

Regards and Thanks

Rajesh

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Hello,
I am a patient of Hidradenitis suppurativa.
The diseased tissue from the right axilla has been surgically removed. But I am having the same problem in left axilla and the groin area.

Is there a 100% cure for this disease in Ayurveda and can I come for a personal consultation.

Looking forward to your prompt reply.

Thanks,

Jitender

Hi Jitender,

Thanks for writing.

We can start treatment with Ayurvedic herbs and will take some time to get the results. You should follow a gluten free dairy free diet with lot of vegetables and natural products. Walk 30 minutes bare footed and do yoga asanas as per your health condition. Please take following medicines for 90 days.

  1. Guluchyadi kashayam extract sachet 1 sachet with 60ml hot water twice daily before food.
  2. Alerkhand tablet 2-2-2 after food.
  3. Prandaa tablet 2-2-2 after food.
  4. Triphaladi churna 1 teaspoon at bed time.

Regards and Thanks

Rajesh

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Kashayam/ Qwath Extract Sachets launched.

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To Buy Amruthotharam Kashayam Extract Sachet Click Here!

Qwath or Decoctions in Ayurveda have prepared instantly years ago by collecting the herbs from local places and Vaidyas prescribes the names of Qwath or Kashayam or Decoction and our great grandfathers had clear knowledge about the same. After the process of mechanization started, the society was in the quest for easy solutions and had transformed instant fresh preservative free qwath to concentrated qwaths in bottles. Still, the search for lost freshness and efficacy of decoctions is in different ways and Sreemed labs, a channel partner of Ayurvedaforall has succeeded in developing the most innovative product for humanity, Kashayam Extract Sachet of popular qwaths which are free from all preservatives and Parabens. It’s the same as the instant prepared qwath and there is no chemicals or additives.

Ayurvedaforall is the authorized online retailer of the said product and the listing of the product has started in www.ayurvedaforall.com

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Trivandrum: Sreemed labs, an Ayurvedic company with GMP certification has launched innovative Kashayam ( Decoction- Qwath) sachet of leading  seven Ayurvedic preparations for Arthritis, Migraine, Fever, Low back pain and other ailments.  One box contains 15 sachets   and one sachet is equivalent to 20ml of decoction and the product is unique and first of its class and is free from all kinds of preservatives and parabens. Sreemed labs has appointed www.ayurvedaforall.com, www.ayurvedaforall.in, www.ayurvedaforall.co.uk, www.ayurvedahq.com, www.sallakiplus.co.uk and www.ocimums.com as online re sellers of this unique preparation.

 

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Psora for Pompholyx

You can buy Psora capsules and Ointment here.

Here is a blog post on Psora’s effectiveness on the website pompholyx.co.uk which used to bring many visitors and buyers to Ayurveda for all. However, this website has fallen into disuse and we have restored that page for everyone’s use here.

Kind courtesy: Internet Archive at https://web.archive.org/web/20130721032817/http://www.pompholyx.co.uk/eastern_promise.html

Eastern Promise?

We get a lot of emails from sufferers of pompholyx. Some are asking for help, some advice and some are just offering encouragement and support for fellow sufferers.

We get a lot of emails from sufferers of pompholyx. Some are asking for help, some advice and some are just offering encouragement and support for fellow sufferers.

Recently we had and email from Rose. She was after a very specific oil that she has used to treat the symptoms of her pompholyx. To be honest, I had never heard of it, but a little research and one or two calls led me to a UK based site where you can buy the oil.

Here is Rose’s story.

Rose emailed us with some tips and with a question. “Hi. I have pompholyx which started about four months ago and is driving me mad with constant flare-ups. I have been sensible, using cotton gloves etc and avoiding hand creams. However, a friend brought a tiny tube of PSORA ointment back from India. This worked a dream! However, it was a tiny tube and I have run out. I can’t locate it on the internet (its an ayurvedic remedy) and was wondering if you have heard of it [Ed: no – as it happens we hadn’t heard of it]. If so, would you know where I could get some more?”

So our first task was to find Psora ointment. Which we did, here – www.ayurvedaforall.com.

We let Rose know. “Wow! I am amazed that you found this so quickly! I have gone onto the website and ordered some ointment. I shall be pleased to share with your readers the results of my continued usage”. So we look forward to hearing how Rose gets on in the future.

We wanted to find out more about Psora ointment, so we spoke with Dr Nair at Ayurveda For All.

Dr Nair explained what Psora ointment is and how it works. “Psora ointment is made from a herb called Psoralia Corylofolia (Bavchi Oil). According to Ayurvedic concept, Kapha – one among the three somatic humors – is vitiated in Eczema and other skin disorders like Psoriasis. Psoralia Corylofolia (Bavchi Oil) is very effective in reducing this vitiated Kapha. If you are using Psora oinment with Psora capsules internally, it will cleanse the body as well. Ayurveda has a very good track record in dealing the chronic skin disorders which require long term medication. I am happy to offer a free consultation to your users through our site”. Dr Nair can be contacted at www.ayurvedaforall.com.

To be honest, it’s a complicated looking system which is based on herbs and a certain amount of faith. We certainly can’t recommend it because we aren’t doctors and we don’t ever recommend a specific solution for pompholyx. But it seems to be working for Rose.

Update: we haven’t had any feedback on Psora yet, but we have heard from JB who tells us about another ‘Eastern’ treatment. Again, we can’t vouch for this so please take proper advice before considering any treatments (we’re trying to find out more) but it seems to work for JB.

JB wrote in to tell us his treatment. “I suffered my first bout of Pompholyx about 18 years ago (I am now in my later 40’s). It was an extreme attack and it lasted over 18 months. Numerous visits to skin specialists could do nothing to help. I finally went to a Chinese acupuncturist who used a “moxa roll” or some may call it a Moxi Roll. They light the end and hold it close to the affected area to draw out the itch. This is intense while you are doing it, but wow what wonderful relief. In the end I purchased some moxa rolls for myself and when I get the first signs of the blisters – if I use the moxa roll every day – it seems to stop it from going into a full-blown attack. Over the years I have had numerous flare ups but have managed mostly to keep it under control with this method. Hope this helps.”. It does JB, thanks.

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