All posts by Dr Rajesh Nair

Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Side-effects, Brands, Research papers, FAQs of Manasamitravatakam Tablet

manasamitra-vatakam-gulika-tablet

Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Side-effects, Brands, Research papers, FAQs of Manasamitravatakam Tablet

Benefits

This is a unique classical herbal preparation indicated for stress and insomnia. It is also effective to improve memory.
It is a brain and nerve tonic and rejuvenator. It improves all mental faculties.

Indications:
In Children

Improves academic performance
ADHD
Useful for Mentally Handicapped

In Professional & Youngsters

A stress buster
Reduces mental fatigue
Improves concentration

In women

Pre-Menstrual tension
PMS(menopause Irritability)
PCOS

In Elderly
Good nervine tonic

Imparts good sleep
Checks degenerative changes
Alzheimer’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disorder

In Psychosomatic Disorders

Hysteria
Insomnia
Migraine
Stress Reduced Hyperacidity
Stress Reduced Hypertension
Psoriasis

The great scholar and founder of AryaVaidyasala Kottakkal, Vaidyaratnam Shri. P. S. Varier comments on the efficacy of this product in his book Chikitsasangraham- this is very efficacious in lunacy and other ailments; alcoholism, toxicity and helps to improve mental faculties and in overcoming fits, convulsions and epilepsy. Sages say those taking this daily will be immune to snakebites, lightning, cholera, small pox, and contagious diseases. In addition, anyone taking this daily will develop a happy trend of mind, poetic taste, mastery of expression and other qualities. This may be taken twice daily on empty stomach in warm cow’s milk or Brahmi ghritham, Mahakalyanaka ghritham, Saraswatha ghritham or other vehicles prescribed for mental ailments.

 

An indication of Manasamitra Vatakam Tablet in the classical reference Sahasrayoga.

Manodoshahara: pranja medham cha prathibhamapi ||

SahasraYoga Gutika Prakarana/ 40

Dosage: As directed by Physician.
Diet: Vegetarian with low spices.

Ingredients

The drug is having the effect of pacifying manodosha and it can act on the brain to augment prajna, medha, and pratibha. Most of the ingredients of the drug have medhya property (brain booster), vrishya property (sex stimulant)and a meager number of ingredients have sukra sthambana ( delaying ejaculation) property. Contents of Manasamitra vatakam Bala – – Sida cordifolia, Nagabala – Sida Veronicaefolia, Vilva – Aegle marmelos, Prishniparni – Uraria picta, Pravala – Coral, Shankhapushpi – Clitorea ternatea, Tamra bhasma, Swarna Bhasma, Pushkaramoola – Inula racemose, Mrigashringa – Deer horn, Vacha – Acorus calamus, Tapya – Copper, Makshika Bhasma-Iron Pyrite, Chandana – Santalum album, Raktachandana – Pterocarpus santalinus, Mukta – Pearl, Loha Bhasma – Iron, Madhuka – Glycyrrhiza glabra, Twak – Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Magadhi – Piper longum, Ghanasara – Cinnamomum camphora, Aileya – Prunus cerasus, Vishala – Citrullus cholocynthis, Arkaraga- Lodoicea seychellarum, Nirgundi – Vitex negundo, Plava – Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Rasna – Alpinia galangal, Rajata Bhasma – Silver, Shilajatu – Asphaltum, Gojihva – Onosma bracteatum, Padmakeshara –Nelumbo nucifera, Jivaka – Malaxis muscifrea, Rishabhaka – Malaxis acuminate, Kakoli – Rosacea procera, Kshira Kakoli – Roscoea purpurea, Brihati – Solanum indicum, Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum, Shravani- Sphaeranthus indicus, Mahashravani – Sphaeranthus indicus, Bhunimba – Andrographis paniculata, Kritamala – Cassia fistula, Parushaka – Phoenix pussila, Haritaki – Terminalia chebula, Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica, Amalaki –Emblica officinalis , Amrit – Tinospora cordifolia, Shweta Sariba- Hemidesmus indicus, Krishna sariba –Ichnocarpus frutescens, Jeevanti – Leptadenia reticulate, Somavalli – Sarcostemma acidum, Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera , Nisha – Curcuma longa, Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides, Draksha – Vitis vinifera, Yashti – Glycyrrhiza glabra, Riddhi – Vigna cylindrical, Durva – Cynodon dactylon, Hamsapadi – Adiantum philippense , Bhadra – Aerva lanata, Lavanga – Syzigium aromaticum, Tulasi – Ocimum sanctum, Kasturi – Musk, Kumkuma- Crocus sativus, Juice extract of Trayanti – Bacopa monnieri Water decoction of Shankhapushpi – Clitorea ternatea, Vacha – Acorus calamus, Sariba – Hemidesmus indicus, Lakshmana – Ipomoea sepiaria , Vilva – Aegle marmelos, Bala – Sida cordifolia, Goksheera – Cow milk, Jiraka – Cuminum cyminum, Somavalli – Sarcostemma acidum, Stanya –Milk.

 

Ingredients of Manasamitra Vatakam

Sanskrit Name Botanical name
Bala Sida cordifolia
Nagabala Sida Veronicaefolia
Vilva Aegle marmelos
Prishniparni Uraria picta,
Pravala Coral
Shankhapushpi Clitorea ternatea
Tamra bhasma An alloy of Copper and Zinc
Swarna Bhasma Gold
Pushkaramoola Inula racemose
Mrigashringa Deer horn
Vacha Acorus calamus
Tapya Copper,
Makshika Bhasma Iron Pyrite
Chandana Santalum album
Raktachandana Pterocarpus santalinus
Mukta Pearl
Loha Bhasma Iron
Madhuka Glycyrrhiza glabra
Twak Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Magadhi Piper longum
Ghanasara Cinnamomum camphora
Aileya Prunus cerasus
Vishala Citrullus cholocynthis
Arkaraga Lodoicea seychellarum
Nirgundi Vitex negundo
Plava Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Rasna Alpinia galanga
Rajata Bhasma Silver
Shilajatu Asphaltum
Gojihva Onosma bracteatum
Padmakeshara Nelumbo nucifera
Jivaka Malaxis muscifera,
Rishabhaka Malaxis acuminate,
Kakoli Rosacea procera
Kshira Kakoli Roscoea purpurea
Brihati Solanum indicum
Kantakari Solanum xanthocarpum
Shravani Sphaeranthus indicus
Mahashravani Sphaeranthus indicus
Bhunimba Andrographis paniculata
Kritamala Cassia fistula
Parushaka Phoenix pussila
Haritaki Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki Terminalia bellirica
 Amalaki Emblica officinalis
Amrit Tinospora cordifolia,
Shweta Sariba Hemidesmus indicus,
Krishna sariba Ichnocarpus frutescens
Jeevanti Leptadenia reticulate
Somavalli Sarcostemma acidum
Ashwagandha Withania somnifera
Nisha Curcuma longa
Usheera Vetiveria zizanioides
Draksha Vitis vinifera
Yashti Glycyrrhiza glabra
Riddhi Vigna cylindrical
Durva Cynodon dactylon
Hamsapadi Adiantum philippense
Bhadra Aerva lanata
Lavanga Syzigium aromaticum
Tulasi Ocimum sanctum
Kasturi Musk
Kumkuma Crocus sativus
Juice extract of
Trayanti Bacopa monnieri
Water decoction of
Shankhapushpi Clitorea ternatea
Vacha Acorus calamus
Sariba Hemidesmus indicus
Lakshmana Ipomoea sepiaria
Vilva Aegle marmelos
Bala Sida cordifolia
Goksheera Cow milk
Jiraka Cuminum cyminum
Somavalli Sarcostemma acidum
Stanya Milk

Side effects:

 

The overdose causes hypoglycemia. The toxicity studies conducted confirms the safety of the combination in the prescribed doses.

Acute and Subacute Toxicity Study of Manasamitra Vataka without Musk in Experimental Animal Models by Sanjaya Kumar. Y.R, Vasanthakumar K.G, Thamizh Selvam. N and Acharya.  M. V published in the International Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Research January2016Vol.:5, Issue:2  http://bit.ly/2GAzQiA

 

Brands

  • Arya Vaidyasala, Kottakkal
  • Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, Trissur
  • Kerala Ayurveda
  • Imis Pharma
  • SNA Oushadhasala
  • Nagarjuna Herbal Concentrates

 

FAQs on Manasamitra Vatakam

 

  • What is Manasamitra vatakam?

This is an herbal tablet mainly used by the physicians of Kerala, the southern tip of India for treating mental ailments.

  • Manasamitra vatakam and Manasamitra tablet- both are same?

Yes. Vatakam in Sanskrit means tablet.

  • What’s the dosage?

The common dosage is two tablets once or twice daily with warm milk. You have to take the advice of your physician to fix the dosage or can avail our free online consultation service here.

  • What’s the duration of the treatment?

It varies from person to person. Normally 90 to 180 days is the course time.

  • What are the side effects of this medicine?

There is no side effect if taken under medical supervision. The side effects are seen in patients who consume overdose or no following the restrictions of the physician.

  • What is the expiry of the tablet?

Three years is the expiry and all brands and companies print the expiry very clearly.

  • How can we take Manasamitra vatakam?

It should be taken along with warm milk. In certain diseases, some other ayurvedic ghee preparations are also given as an adjuvant. This is prescribed by the attending physician.

  • Where can we buy Manasamitra vatakam?

You can buy online through the following links.

https://www.ayurvedaforall.com/manasamitra-vatakam-aryavaidyasala-kottakkal.html

https://www.ayurvedaforall.com/manasamitra-vatakam-tablet.html

 

The tablet is shipped world wide and you will get the product in 12- 19 working days.

 

Research papers on Manasamitra Vatakam

 

  1. Clinical efficacy of Manasamitra Vataka (an Ayurveda medication) on generalized anxiety disorder with comorbid generalized social phobia: a randomized controlled study by Tubaki BR1, Chandrashekar CR, Sudhakar D, Prabha TN, Lavekar GS, Kutty BM. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22784349
  2. Neuroprotective effect of Manasamitra vatakam against aluminium-induced cognitive impairment and oxidative damage in the cortex and hippocampus of rat brain study by Thirunavukkarasu SV1, Venkataraman S, Raja S, Upadhyay L. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21787249
  3. Clinical Efficacy of Manasamitra Vataka (an Ayurveda Medication) on Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Comorbid Generalized Social Phobia: A Randomized Controlled Study by Tubaki BR, Chandrashekar CR, Sudhakar D, Prabha TN, Lavekar GS, Kutty BM published in Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) 18(6):612-21 · June 2012. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22784349
  4. Manasamitra Vataka and Shirodhara treatments preserve slow wave sleep and promote sleep continuity in patients with generalized anxiety disorder and co-morbid generalized social phobia by Basavaraj R. Tubaki, Anupriya Verma, Arun Sasidharan, S. Sulekha, T. N. Sathyaprabha,D. Sudhakar,C. R. Chandrashekar, G. S. Lavekar and Bindu M. Kutty published in CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL.111, NO. 2, 25 JULY https://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/111/02/0283.pdf
  5. MANAGEMENT OF MENOPAUSAL SYNDROME THROUGH AYURVEDA by Dr. Maha Rani Chennu, Dr. Aakancha, Dr. Padmasaritha and Dr. Ramesh M. published in European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. http://bit.ly/2Dwm2VO
  6. Application of Chemometrics for the simultaneous estimation of stigmasterol and β-sitosterol in Manasamitra Vatakam-an ayurvedic herbomineral formulation using HPLC-PDA method by Srikalyani Vemuri, Mohan Kumar Ramasamy, Pandiyan Rajakanu, Rajappan Chandra Satish Kumar, Ilango Kalliappan published in Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 8(07), pp 001-009, July, https://www.japsonline.com/admin/php/uploads/2667_pdf.pdf
  7. Application of Chemometrics for the Simultaneous Estimation of Phytosterols in Manasamitra Vatakam Using HPLC-PDA Method by Srikalyani V, R Mohan Kumar, R Pandiyan, R C Satish Kumar and K Ilango published in Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2018, 10(6):76-86. http://www.jocpr.com/articles/application-of-chemometrics-for-the-simultaneous-estimation-of-phytosterols-in-manasamitra-vatakam-using-hplcpda-method.pdf
  8. Acute and Subacute Toxicity Study of Manasamitra Vataka without Musk in Experimental Animal Models by Sanjaya Kumar. Y.R, Vasanthakumar K.G, Thamizh Selvam. N and Acharya. V published in the International Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Research January2016Vol.:5, Issue:2  http://bit.ly/2GAzQiA
  9. Effect of Manasamitra vatakam , an Ayurvedic Formulation, on Aluminium-Induced Neurotoxicity in Rats by Thirunavukkarasu, SV; Upadhyay, Lokesh; Venkataraman, S published in Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/60627
  10. ACUTE AND SUB ACUTE TOXICITY STUDY OF MANASAMITRA VATIKA IN EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS by  Sanjaya Kumar Y.R, Madhavikutty P, Thamizh Selvam N, Anand M, Venugopalan T N and Nair PKS published in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH       ISSN   2278 – 5701. http://www.earthjournals.in/ijpr_144.pdf

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

This might be a simple trick to cure ED naturally

Erectile dysfunction

libido

(ED), also known as impotence, is a type of sexual dysfunction in which there is an inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. More clearly, Erectile Dysfunction is the failure to develop or sustain the erection or stiffness of the male reproductive organ for a prolonged period of time.
Around 5%of men aged 40 and older and 25% of men aged 65 years and older are affected by Erectile dysfunction (ED). The rate at which individuals experience this problem has significantly increased in the past few years. The condition can be caused by a variety of elements and is not necessarily due to ageing, as there are instances where young men suffer from ED.

Read until the end and you will know how to cure erectile dysfunction naturally and permanently.

Causes:

• Medications such as antidepressants, synthetic hormones and cancer chemotherapy medication
• Neurogenic disorders or nervous disorders
• Psychological causes: performance anxiety related to sexual performance and fear of failure, stress, and mental disorders
• Ageing- more common in older men
• Kidney failure
• Diseases such as diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis and cardiac related diseases (these diseases effect the nervous system and blood flow).
• Lifestyle: An entry in the Well Being magazine explained that ED could be induced by lifestyle factors such as alcohol use, smoking, and high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol and diabetes, all of which have a negative effect on blood flow to the penis. When the blood circulation is impaired, men find it difficult to have an erection and maintain it . Smoking is a key cause of erectile dysfunction. Smoking causes impotence because it promotes arterial narrowing.
(Artery is the blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to other parts of the body.)
• Removal anatomical structures necessary to erection, damage nerves, or impair blood supply due to surgical interventions.
• Treatments for prostate cancer mostly have ED as a complication.
• Bicycling can lead to ED due to both neurological and vascular problems due to compression
• Use of pornography

Signs and symptoms:

Difficulty in having and maintaining a penile erection is the symptom / characteristic feature of ED.

Diagnosis:

It is analyzed in several ways:
• Some people would have full erection occasionally for e.g when asleep and I show that there is no a physical impairment to any body parts.
• Diabetes mellitus can cause ED by causing neuropathy.

Magical natural remedies which help to cure Erectile Dysfunction permanently:

Vajikarana or Vrishya chikitsa is one of the 8 major branches of Ayurveda (Ashtanga Ayurveda). Vājīkaraṇa is practised to promote the health and sexual life of the healthy men as well as of the sexually weak patients. Vajikarana consists of a treatment procedure that provides strength, potency, virility, sexual excitement, erection of sexual organ and pleasure in the intercourse. For better results, it is necessary to perform Śodhana (cleaning of the bowels through medically induced vomiting (Vamana) and medically induced defecation (Virechanam) before administration of the Vājīkaraṇa drugs.
Virilization includes the medicines, diet and lifestyle, which enhance sexual vigour (like the horse), so that a person can undergo sexual indulgence repeatedly and satisfactorily or strengthen the frequency “of intercourse.
In Sanskrit, “Vaji” means Horse. ‘Vaji’ also means ‘strength.’ The methods and therapies, which enhance the strength and nourish the semen and increase sexual ability is ‘vajikarna.’
Using whole body Ayurvedic treatment has some obvious benefits in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction; Natural and herbal preparations have no harsh side effects that can occur by using synthetic drugs like Viagra.
Ayurveda uses treated through medication composed of vajikarana herbs to treat sexual dysfunction related to erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, lack of libido and male infertility.
2. Lifestyle, diet and medicines including aphrodisiacs used in a proper way so as to enhance the energy, sexual vigour, complexion, ojas and strong reproductive power that facilitates the origin of healthy and intelligent progeny is called virilization.

How ED can be cured permanently by using Ayurveda medicines:

Vājīkaraṇa medicines are classified in 4 groups – Śukrala, ŚukraRecaka, ŚukraStambhaka and ŚukraŚoṣaka.
1. Śukrala: The drugs, which cause the qualitative and quantitative increase in the Śukra (sperm), are known as Śukrala. E.g. Aśvagandhā, Musalī, Śarkarā, Śatāvarī. These drugs are useful for spermatogenesis (absence of sperm in semen) and oligospermia.
2. ŚukraRecaka: The drugs, which promote ejaculation of semen. The Bṛhatī-fruit and women belong to this group. These are useful for the conditions like aspermia. Milk, Māṣa, Bhallātaka-fruit pulp, Āmalakī-fruit etc. are both Śukrala and ŚukraRecaka.
3. ŚukraStambhaka: The drugs, which delay the ejaculation of semen and thereby increase the time of sexual intercourse are known as ŚukraStambhaka. E.g. Jātiphala.
4. ŚukraŚoṣaka: The drugs that reduce the quantity of semen are known as ŚukraŚoṣaka. E.g.Harītakī
The commonly used herbal preparations drugs for Vājīkaraṇa, which help in the permanent cure of Erectile Dysfunction are as follows – The best method is to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner who can prescribe the right drug depending upon the need of the patent.

 Best Ayurvedic Medicine for Erectile dysfunction :

Single Drugs
1.Aswagandha (winter cherry) root powder 1 to 3 g with 100 to 250 ml. milk twice a day
Or
Musali (wile asparagus) root powder 1 to 3 g with 100 to 250 ml. milk twice a day
Or
Shatavari root powder 1 to 3 g with 100 to 250 ml. milk twice a day
Or
Kapikachu seed powder 1 to 3 g with 100 to 250 ml. milk twice a day
Or
Vidari root powder 1 to 3 g with 100 to 250 ml. milk twice a day
Or
Nāgabalā root powder 1 to 3 g with 100 to 250 ml. milk twice a day
2. Kharjūra Palm date) – 25 to 50 g. to be taken with 100 to 250 ml. milk thrice a day.
3. Bhaṅga powder (Indian hemp) leaf – 250 to 500 mg. to be taken with 4 to 6 g. honey and 100 to 250 ml. milk thrice a day.
4 Jātiphala (mace nut) powder – 1 to 3 g. to be taken with 100 to 250 ml. milk twice a day
5. Jāvitrī powder – 1 to 3 g. to be taken with 100 to 250–ml. milk twice a day.
6. Lavaṅga choornam – 1 to 3 g. to be taken 100 to 250-ml. milk twice a day
Compound Preparations
1. VasantaKusumākara: 60 to 120 mg. to be taken with 100 to 250-ml. milk twice a day.
2. Makaradhvaja Vaṭī: 1 to 2 to be taken with 100 to 250-ml. milk twice a day.
3. Makaramuṣṭi Yoga: 60 to 120 mg. to be taken with honey a sugar twice a day.
4. AśvagandhāGhṛta: 12 to 24 g. to be taken with 100 to 250-ml. milk three times a day.
5. BṛhatChāgalyādiGhṛta: 12 to 24 g. to be taken with 100 to 250- ml. milk three times a day.
6. MṛtasañjīvaniSurā: 7 to 14 ml. to be taken twice a day with an equal quantity of water after a meal.
7. The special meat preparations and other drugs mentioned in the treatment of Dhātu-Kṣaya (decline in the levels of the 7 vital factors, which are essential for maintaining life) may also be used as Vājīkaraṇa.
8. Baladi Yapan Basti : (Basti is an enema using herbal oils or decoctions used in Ayurveda.)
This herbal preparation contains Bala (Sida Cordifolia), Atibala (Abutilian Indicum), Apamarga (Amaranthus Aspera), Atmagupta (Mucuna Pruriens) and Yava (Hordeum vulgare) in the form of Yavakut (curse powder). Kalka (paste) of Madanphala (Randia dumetorum), Yastimadhu(Glycyrrhiza glabra) & Pippali (Piper longum). The other ingredients are kshira Cow’s ilk, Guda (jaggery) and Tila Taila (sesame oil).

9. Vajikarana Yoga contains Kokilaksa, Goksura, Atmagupta, Shatavari and Masa

Both Baladi Yapan Vasti and Vajikaran Yoga improve the quality and quantity of Shukra of any individual due to the combination of various drugs which are having properties like; Vŗisya, Shukrala ( sperm creating and increasing sperm count), Vajikarana, Balya ( increases the immunity and health of individual which in turn can have a positive impact on the Erectile Dysfunction), Bramhna ( nurturing ) and Rasayana.
External Application:
ŚrīgopālaTaila to be applied on the penis.

Yoga poses which can help to permanently cure Erectile Dysfunction magically:

Yoga practice and  in general improves the cardiovascular functioning which in turn helps to increase the blood flow to the penis which plays a major role in penile erection. These are the simple trick to cure ed  and also helps the body relax, which is one of the main factors that assist with gaining a proper erection.
1. Naukasana

1
Lay down on the floor with your arms beside your body and feet close to each other. Inhale and lift your legs and chest off the floor. Hold the position for 30 seconds initially. The duration can be increased up to 3 minutes by practice. Exhale slowly and lower your feet and chest to the starting position.

Picture courtesy: eYogaguru.com
2. Kumbhakasana

2
Lay down flat on your stomach. Palms should be kept the side of your face. Use hands to push your body and then raise your buttocks. Legs should be parallel to the floor Hold the position as long as you can. Then slowly bring the body back to the starting position.

Picture courtesy: Byron Yoga

3. Uttanpadasana

3
Uttanpadasana, also known as the raised legs pose,
Lay flat on your back. Place your hands on either side of your body with palms facing down to the floor. Lift your legs slowly to about 45 degrees while inhaling. Hold this posture for up to 20 seconds, and then slowly relax your posture as you exhale.

4. Paschimottanasana

4
Sit on the floor with legs extended straightly towards the towards the front. Your spine should in a straight-up position Bend your toes towards you. Inhale while raising both your arms over your head. Stretch up. Exhale and bend forward and try to touch the knees with your chin. You can keep the body stretched, spine still straight and navel o close to the thighs. Hold on for 2 minutes then slowly inhale and get back to the starting position.
5. Dhanurasana

5
Lie down on your stomach. Keep your legs away from each other as possible. Keep hands on the side parallel to your body. Inhale and raise the upper portion of the body slowly while holding the ankle with your stretched hands. Hold the position as long as you can and then, slowly exhale and get back to the laying position.

6. Ardha Ushtrasana

6
Sit in Vajrasana position with your knees separated. Rise and stand upon your knee. Keep our arms at the side of your body. Twist to your right side and hold your left knee with the right hand. Then stretch your left arm out in front of your head until your hand reaches eyebrow height. Then push your hips forward while trying to keep your thighs in a vertical position. Breathe normal. Hold the position for 30 seconds. Then return to the starting position slowly and repeat the same pose on the other side (left hand, right heel).

7. Ardha Chandrasana

7

Stand with the spine straight. In such a way, that one-foot points forward and the other one a step back. The back foot should be turned outwards. Bend the leading leg forward and place your hand on the floor in front of you. Now rotate the raised hip and vertically align your hips.. Hold the position and then slowly get back to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.
Picture courtesy: Stylecraze

Bottom Line

As mentioned earlier, men of all ages can have problems with their sexual functionality. There are many pills available for boosting the sexual performance or erection or maintaining an erection for longer duration like Viagra. However, those medicines come with slight or major side effects h=which make it hazardous to use them regularly.
Regular practice of the above-mentioned yoga poses and routine intake of the herbal preparations mentioned above can have a significant impact on ED – the result may not be instantaneous but it will be positive and the major highlight is having a proper penile erection and maintaining the erection for a prolonged time without any adverse effects.
References:
1. Sushrutha Samhitha
2. Chakraka Samhitha
3. Librate.com
4. www.nhp.gov.in
5. Research article -“Effect of Baladi yapana basti and Vajikarana yoga in the management of oligoasthenozoospermia”
6. “Yoga For Erectile Dysfunction: 7 Best Poses For Sexual Problems”- article by David Gome on www.medicaldaily.com

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Are there any magical herbs that cure diabetes?

To understand this we need to understand that what are the major Causes of Diabetes :

Read our full blog and we grantee you that it will clear your all doubts in next 10 Minutes.
1. Sedentary lifestyle
2. Heredity
3. Use of Certain medicines consistently.
4. Increasing age
5. Excess consumption of sugary and junk foods
6. The intestinal bacteria Prevotella copri and Bacteroides vulgatus
7. Lack of sleep
8. Nutritional status of the mother during fetal development

The occurrence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus has been increased tremendously in the present day world. Scientific studies are still ongoing on to identify if there is any genetic reason behind Diabetes Mellitus. It has been scientifically proven that obesity and sedentary lifestyle are the main non- genetic determinants of the disease.

Maintaining a normal BMI, regular exercise and healthy diet help in the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes largely. Treatment involves exercise and regulation of diet.
Type 2 diabetes results in a 10-year shorter expected life span

1
Signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

• Fatigue.
• Frequent urination.
• Excess thirst.
• Blurry or cloudy vision.
• Wounds that will not heal.
• Tingling or numbness in the feet.
• Erectile dysfunction (ED)
• The skin under the armpit and around the groin gets darker

2
Complications

Type 2 Diabetes patients have a ten-year-shorter life expectancy. This shorter life span is a result of a number of complications, which arise due to Type 2 Diabetes- some of the complications are mentioned below:
• Risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke increases to 2 to 4 times
• Risk of lower limb amputations increase to 20 fold
• Increased rates of hospitalizations.
• A major cause for non-traumatic blindness and kidney failure is Type 2 Diabetes.
• Risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia is increased.
• acanthosis nigricans
• Sexual dysfunction – Erectile Dysfunction/ Frigidity in females
• Frequent infections.

Prevention

The onset of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed and prevented largely by lifestyle management- following a healthy diet and having regular exercise.
The exercise should be there irrespective of the body weight- scientific studies have proven that risk of Type 2 Diabetes can be reduced by 28% by maintaining a high level of physical activity.
Type 2 Diabetes management also includes lifestyle interventions, lowering other cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and microalbuminuria and maintaining blood glucose levels in the normal range. Self-monitoring of blood glucose for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes may be used in combination with education, In those who do not want to measure blood levels, measuring urine levels may be done.

How natural remedies for diabetes and high blood pressure can be magically cured :

Modern System of Medicine focusses on Managing Diabetes Mellitus through the implementation of the following 4 steps depending on the severity of the patient’s health issues:
1. Lifestyle monitoring
2. Oral hypoglycemic ( drugs administered through the mouth to normalize the blood sugar level)
3. Insulin
4. Surgery
Lifestyle monitoring:
• Diet: Single diet plan exists for people with diabetes is no longer valid. The Plate Method and carbohydrates counting are the recommended diet plans for Diabetes mellitus..
• . Approximately 150-minute exercise is needed in 1 week for the diabetic person. Physical activity helps weight reduction and improves insulin sensitivity, thus lowering blood glucose levels.
• Stress management: Though a person follows a strict diet and physical activity, stress can hamper the diabetic care.

Insulin:
Usually given subcutaneously either by injections or using an insulin pump.
Surgery:
Weight loss is achieved by Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) by reducing the size of the stomach.
Surgery improves Type 2 Diabetes in nearly 90% of patients by:
Lowering blood sugar
Reducing the type and dosage of medication required
Improving diabetes-related health issues

Natural Management and Magical Cure of Diabetes Mellitus through Ayurveda and Yoga:

Ayurveda manages Diabetes Mellitus by getting rid of the root cause, which leads to Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, by using natural methods and the magical use of herbs and the herbal preparations that help in the prevention and cure of the disease and the associated risk factors. The Allopathic system of medicine also relies on lifestyle monitoring and diet control in the management of diabetes Mellitus, but Ayurveda provides more specific herbs and herbal preparations that can multiply the chances of natural healing magically.

The following habits can have a great impact in naturally controlling Diabetes Mellitus Type 2:

1. Different physical activities like walking, jogging etc.
2. There are several Yoga poses that have been found to be especially effective for diabetes include:
• Dhanurasana (bow pose)

3
• Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)

4
• Padangusthansana (head to toe pose)

5
• Bhujangasana (cobra pose)

6
• Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)

7

• Ardha-matsyendrasana (spinal twist)

8
• Supta Vajrasana (sitting pose of firmness)

9

• Shalabhasana (grasshopper pose)

10

• The yoga poses combined can help with blood-oxygen levels and pancreas stimulation and in stress management.
• Shavasana or relaxation pose should be done between different yoga poses.
• Routine yoga practice, along with other lifestyle changes will help in the relief of diabetic symptoms largely.

Following the “daily routine” (“Dina charya”) suggested by great Ayurveda scholars helps the prevention of Diabetes to a great extent, which is described as follows:
1. Waking up 1 hour prior to sunrise ( “Brahma muhurta”)
2. Scrap the tongue
3. Brushing teeth with sticks from specific herbal trees indicated in Ayurveda texts
4. Application of medicated eyeliner ( “Anjanam “ with Ilaneerkuzhamp or depending on the individual’s nature etc. and as prescribed by the physician)
5. Gargling with sesame oil for 5 minutes and massage, the gums after spitting out the oil.
6. Urination and defecation
7. Moderate exercises depending on the stamina of the individual, after oil application
(“Abhyanga”) all over the head and body.
8. Body and head shower – warm water should be used for the body and cold water from the head and face.

Natural remedies /dietary supplements, which help to cure Diabetes mellitus 2:

From the opinions of different Ayurveda Scholars, it is not necessarily some natural foods that contribute to the development of Diabetes Mellitus. Therefore, a physician cannot advise avoiding some foods totally, but can only advise restricting the quantity of intake of some specific foods.
The quantity of natural food intake should be strictly personalized and reassessed depending on the age, the body traits, place, season etc.
The QUANTITY OF FOOD INTAKE assessed on age, body traits, place, season etc. These are the natural supplements for diabetes type 2 which helps to prevent as well as naturally cures it.
The patients can rely on a natural cure by intake of low caloric foods like the following:
• Cereals – Horse gram (Macrotyloma uniflorium), Mungbean ( Vigna radiata ) etc.
• Leafy vegetables – Snake gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina), Drumstick
(Moringa oleifera) etc.
• Fruits – Pomegranate, Java plum( Syzygium cumini), Indian Gooseberry
(Phyllanthus emblica), Dates from Date palm tree ( Phoenix dactylifera)
• Oils- Mustard oil

The patient can include the following magical herbs that cure diabetes alongside with their regular diet intake:

• Water with Honey
• Garlic
• Black pepper
• Turmeric
• Asafoetida
• Rock salt
Powder of Indian Gooseberry (Emblica Officinalis), Terminalia bellerica and Myrobalan (Terminalia chebula) in equal amounts.

Some Magical Herbal preparations used in Ayurveda treatment, which should be taken as per the prescription of a qualified Ayurveda practitioner, are listed below:

1. Nisha kathakadi kashayam
2. Panchathikthaka Guggulu ghrutham
3. Nimbadi choornam
4. Vyoshadi choornam
5. Aswagandhadi choornam
6. Kalyana ksharam
7. Dasamoolarishtam
8. Usheerasavam
9. Dasamoola harithaki lehyam
10. Madhusnuhi Rasayana
11. Agastya Rasayana
12. Kaishora Guggulu

Even the modern system of Medicine agrees with the impact of lifestyle change and dietary change in reducing the symptoms and finally destroying the root of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, while Ayurveda has always been focusing on the natural herbal remedial system for Diabetes Mellitus, which eliminates the root cause for the disease and the associated risk factors.
The system of Ayurveda is based on preventive and curative aspects of diseases- the Swasthavrutha (the routines a healthy individual should follow) is aimed at the prevention of diseases. The daily routines described above helps the prevention of all ailments including Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and it can otherwise be called lifestyle management, as mentioned in the Modern System of Medicine. These lifestyle hacks suggested by Ayurveda Scholars, are magical remedies to prevent and cure Diabetes mellitus and maintaining a healthy life.

BOTTOM LINE:

Sticking to the daily routine schedule described I Ayurveda and doing the mentioned Yoga poses can help the prevention of occurrence of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, in those who are prone to due to hereditary impact.
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 has been proven to be managed and strictly regulated by following a healthy lifestyle.

References:
• Ashtangahrudayam
• Sushrutha Samhitha
• Charaka Samhitha
• Original article on Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus by Changes in Lifestyle among Subjects with Impaired Glucose Tolerance for the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study Group
• Wikipedia
• Image courtesy: Pinterest/Shutterstock/Turthstar.com
https://www.medicinenet.com/type_2_diabetes/article.html
• Slide presentation by Dr. Maanas Ajay during Madhumeha Jignasa.
• Madhumeha management slides by Ayurmitra Dr.KSR Prasad.
• Presentation on Diabetes and its Ayurvedic understanding by Dr.Srujan

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Feel Unfocused? Try These 6 Natural Remedies for Concentration and Memory

How Ayurveda helps in improvising Memory and Concentration:
As per the dictionary, meaning “concentration” is complete attention /intense mental effort. As the meaning specifies, in the present world it is really an intense mental activity to try to focus or concentrate on something even for a couple of minutes.
Ayurveda can help in preventing memory loss; more than preventing it can help boost memory and concentration through the regular intake of certain herbs and these natural remedies for concentration and memory .

 

Herbs which help in boosting focus or concentration and preventing memory loss are as follows:

1. Brahmi ( Bacopa Monnieri):

1

Brahmi is one of the major Medhya (promoter of general mental ability) drugs described by Bruhattrayees (The 3 great scholars who have designed the basic principles of Ayurveda – Charaka, Sushrutha and Vagbhata ).
Brahmi as per the Ayurvedic classic textbooks is indicated in poor memory, poor concentration, emotional imbalance, anger depression, anxiety, nervous system disorders etc. among many other health benefits.
The regular intake of natural remedies for focus and attention in specific quantity along with routine diet for prolonged period f time surely enhances the capacity of the brain and also helps in relaxing the mind and increases its functional capacity and ability to focus and memorise.

2. Mandookaparni ( Centella Asiatica):

2

Aqueous extract of the herb is proven to be a good memory enhancer. The regular intake of this drug in specific quantity along with routine diet for a prolonged period of time surely enhances the capacity of the brain and also helps in relaxing the mind and increases its functional capacity and ability to focus and memorise.

3. Indian Gooseberry or Amla,

It is rich in Vitamin C, as well as antioxidants, which helps boost immunity, but other than that, amla is also known to have properties to strengthen your nervous system.. It can be consumed fresh and raw and also in dried form and as juice.

4. Cinnamon

Cinnamon helps in revitalizing your mental health, when consumed, or even when smelled. Consuming cinnamon with honey provides has a very soothing effect on mental health.

5. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

herbs-2523119_960_720

According to research outlined in Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, the aroma from rosemary can improve a person’s concentration, performance, speed, and accuracy and, to a lesser extent, their mood. Scientific studies have proven that consumption of Rosemary has a very positive impact on the functioning of the brain. Rosemary contains an ingredient called carnosic acid which can help to cure brain damage by free radicals.

6. Ghrutham (Clarified butter)

Daily intake of clarified butter in the morning can have magical effect on memory and concentration.

Magical Ayurveda preparations, which help in improving memory and concentration, which can be taken under the prescription of A qualified Ayurveda practitioner are as follows:

1. Brahmi Ghrutham:
2. Saarswatham ghrutham
3. Saaraswatharishtam
4. Brahmi swarasam
5. Mandooka parni swarasam
6. Shankhupushpi rasayanam

Natural ways to increase focus and concentration:

Ayurveda is considered the Upaveda of Atharva Veda. The ‘Rasayan chikitsa’ (rejuvenation therapy) is one of the eight branches of Ayurveda. Rasayana has been considered as a form of rejuvenation recipes, dietary regimen and special health-promoting conduct and behaviour. This therapy helps the individual to attain longevity, intelligence, bright complexion, great tone of voice, good physique e.t.c. Ayurveda is believed to cure human diseases through the establishment of equilibrium in the different elements of human life, the body, the mind, the intellect and the soul

Ayurveda targets to maintain a healthy life by prevention of diseases through various healthy lifestyles and following healthy diet regimen and curing of diseases. The Rasayana chikitsa comes under the herbal supplements for focus and concentration which helps in prevention of diseases which gives amazing rejuvenation of the body by refreshing its functionality and physique
It aims enhancement in strength, immunity, ojus, vitality, willpower and determination of the body, longevity, memory, intelligence, the excellence of lustre, complexion and voice, optimum strength of physique and sense organs.

According to Acharya Charak, equilibrium of Agni of Dhatu, Vayu, and Srotas are essential factors for maintaining normal strength, colour and longevity of the body.
Medhya comprises Dhee, Dhriti and Smriti.
Medhya can be divided into the following:
1. Grahanshakti (Power of Grasping)
2. Dharana shakti (Power of Retention of knowledge)
3. Vivekshakti (Power of Discrimination)
4. Smriti (Power of memorising)

Types of Rasayana (Rejuvenation) therapy

According to the achievable outcome- Rasayana is of three types:

1. Naimittika Rasayana (naimittika-Sanskrit for “cause”) is also known as Rogapaharan or Curative type of Rasayan. This type of Rasyana is used t cure specific disease in the body e.g.Agastya Rasayana,, Dashamoola Rasayana e.t.c
2. Ajasrika Rasayana is used to maintain a healthy life through a healthy lifestyle, healthy diet or exercise.. It is also called as Vayasthapan Rasayan.
3. Kamya Rasayana- This is described as to fulfil a wish or desire or to serve a special purpose (kama – desire). It is of four types:
a. Prana Kamya- enhancing Prana (life energy)
b. Medhya Kamya- enhancing the memory and intellect.
c. Ayush Kamya- increasing lifespan
d. Chakshu Kamya- maintaining healthy eyes.

According to modalities– It is of three types:

1. Achar Rasayana (Behavioural modalities)- describes a type of Rasayana for mental and spiritual health. It focuses on the mind and soul along with the body.
2. Ahar Rasayana (Dietary modalities)- It includes a specific modality of eating and sleeping. The individual is made to follow a Saatwik diet ad lifestyle like speaking only truth, practising non-violence and living in harmony with nature.
3. Dravya (Aushadha) Rasayana

Medhya Rasayana is a group of 4 medicinal plants which can be used single or in combinations.

1. Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica Linn.)-Scientific studies have proven that it is a brain growth promoter, and helps to inhibit inhibits the memory impairment
2. Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.)-Scientific studies have shown that it increases circulation to the brain thereby enhancing learning and memory.
3. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia (Wild) Miers)- Scientific studies have proven that it helps in memory enhancement and learning. It is useful in the treatment for behavioural and mental disorders.
4. Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus leuricaulis Chois)-effective in chittodvega (anxiety disorders).

Medhya Rasayana drugs are of two types:

1. Shita Virya and Madhura Vipaka drugs which enhance “Dharana Karma” (i.e., retention of memory) e.g., Yastimadhu, Bramhi, Sankhpushpi etc.
2. Ushna Virya and Tikta Rasa- drugs which promote Grahana and Smarana (i.e., grasping power and Memory) e.g., Guduchi, Vacha, Jyotishmati etc.

Magical Effect of Meditation on Memory boost and Improving concentration:

How To Meditate For Better Concentration:
To start meditating, just follow these steps:

1. Find a quiet spot, empty of distractions.
2. Set a timer for the time you want to meditate. The first day you can have a 5-minute meditation and the time span can be increased systematically day by day.
3. Sit on a chair or on the floor, whichever is more comfortable.
4. Close your eyes and focus on your breath; on where it feels the strongest When thoughts start entering and appear to be distracting, do not try to avoid them- instead accept the thoughts but focus on the breath.

Improving focus and concentration results in improvising memory. You should not expect a spontaneous or instantaneous result from meditation. The results will be gradual and it has been proven scientifically and through researches that meditation has a tremendous and a highly positive impact on memory boosting.

Spending at least 5 minutes for meditation can have a tremendous impact on boosting the memory and improving the concentration, not spontaneously but gradually. It is a method to realise how many minutes we stay unfocused and slowly realizing how our mind and thought scan focus on what we need to focus s actually is an important life hack that can help us in our day to day activities.

Yoga poses which help in boosting memory and improvising concentration:
1. Bakasana (Crane Pose)

3

Benefits: Bakasana helps in improving the balance of the body as well as concentration and thereby memory.
Procedure: Sit on the floor with the knees up straight. Keep an arm’s distance between both the knees and keep your feet flat on the ground. Move the arms in between the knees and place them firmly on the ground. Your knees and elbows should be kept at the same level. Balance the entire body with your palms. Keep your head straight and look ahead.
Precautions And Contraindications
It is best to avoid this asana if you have the following conditions:
a. Carpal tunnel syndrome
b. Pregnancy
c. A current or chronic wrist pain
Beginners’ tip:
As beginners, you will tend to move your buttocks high and away from your heels. But you must keep your heels and buttocks close together while in this asana. When you are ready to push your feet off the floor, press the upper part of your arms against the shins, and pull your groin into the pelvis so that you can lift easily.

2. Padmasana (Lotus Pose):

4

Benefits: Padmasana relaxes your mind and reduces muscular tension.
Procedure: Sit on the floor with legs expanded sideways. Bend the right knee and place it on the left thigh in such a way that the sole of the right foot should face upward and the heel closer to the abdomen. Repeat the same procedure with the left leg. Now, place your hands on the knees in the mudra ( extend the palms and make a circle with thumb and index finger while keeping the other 3 fingers straight) position. Keep your head up, looking straight and breathe gently.

3. Padahastasana (Standing Forward Bend):

5

Benefits: Padahastasana stimulates the nervous system and increases blood circulation to the brain.
Procedure: Stand straight with your feet together. Lift your arms straight up over your head. Your arms should touch the ears. Bend down in such a way that your torso and head should be facing and hugging the thighs and your hands placed on either side of your feet.

4. Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose):

6
Benefits: Sarvangasana cures insomnia, relieves hypertension and soothes headaches.
Procedure: Lie down on your back keeping legs normally like you lie down to sleep. Lift your legs together up straight. Hold your waist by your hands and lift them up making a straight line. Keep your shoulder blades straight.
Precautions And Contraindications:
1. Avoid practising this asana if you have the following conditions.
a. Diarrhoea
b. A headache
c. High blood pressure
d. Menstruation
e. Neck injury
2. If you have mastered this pose, you can continue to practice it until late into your pregnancy.
3. Since this is a complex asana, it is best if it is practised under the supervision of an expert.

5. Halasana (Plow Pose):

7

Benefits: Halasana reduces stress and fatigue.
Procedure: Lie on your back and keep your arms on either side of your body with palms facing down. Lift your legs straightly upward. The support your hips with your hands, take your feet over your head and place the feet on the floor in a way that your toes touch the floor. Try to keep your back perpendicular to the floor. Bring back your hands to their initial position.

Precautions And Contraindications
1. Avoid practising this asana if you have the following problems:
a. Diarrhoea
b. Menstruation
c. Neck injury
2. If you are suffering from high blood pressure and asthma, support your legs with props while you practice this asana.
3. If you are pregnant, do this asana only if you have been practising it for a long time. Do not begin practising when you get pregnant.
4. You must do this asana under the guidance of a yoga expert.

6. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend):

8

Benefits: Paschimottanasana cures headaches and increases concentration.
Procedure: Sit down with your legs stretched out forward. Raise your hands straight up, with your arms touching the ears. Bend forward at the hips with your abdomen and chest-hugging the thighs and your head on the knees. Your fingers should touch your toes, and you can keep your arms a little bent at the elbows.
Precautions And Contraindications:
1. Avoid this asana if you have asthma or diarrhoea.
2. If you have a history of a back injury, you must make sure to practice this asana only under the guidance of a certified yoga instructor.
3. Pregnant women must avoid practising this asana.

7. Tadasana (Tree Stand Pose):

9

Procedure: Stand on the floor in straight position. Expand your hands up in the air and bring them down. Bend your left leg from the knee and place it on the inner side of your right thigh. Look straight. Hold your palms together in prayer position and place them in front of your chest. Close your eyes and relax.

8. Sukhasana:

10
Benefits: This is the best asana to relax your mind, body and soul.
Procedure: Sit on the floor with your legs spread straight in front of you. Bend your left knee and fold it in such a way that the sole of your left foot is placed on the inner side of your right thigh.
Bend your right knee in such a way that the sole of your right foot is placed on the outer side of your left calf muscle. Place your hands on your knees. Close your eyes and relax.

9. Vajrasana:

11

Procedure: Kneel down on the floors that your knees, feet and ankles are parallel to each other and touch the ground. Place your palms on the knees. Keep your spine straight. Look straight and close your eyes. Relax.

References:
1. Charaka Samhitha
2. Ashtanga Hrudayam
3. www.Lybrate.com
4. www.medicalnewstoday.com
5. www.omicsonline.org
6. www.magneticmemorymethod.com
7. www.stylecraze.com

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

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

ocimums-mukta-vati-1

To Buy Ocimums Mukta Vati Click Here!

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

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.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

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

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.

To buy medicine for obesity click here !

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.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

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.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Cardiospermum halicacabum

cardiospermum-halicacabum-1-1072 cardiospermum-halicacabum-2-1072 cardiospermum-halicacabum-3-1072 cardiospermum-halicacabum-4-1072 cardiospermum-halicacabum-5-1072 cardiospermum-halicacabum-1072

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

 

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Ayurvedic Treatment after Abortion

ayurveda-treatment-after-abortion

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.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Dasamoola Rasayanam-Benefits,Dosage,Ingredients,Side Effects

Buy Dasamoola Rasayanam Here!

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.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS