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Sunday, March 26, 2017


A wart is also known as verruca, they are generally a small, rough tumor that can appear on any parts of the body such as hands, feet, neck etc. In simple terms, the wart is an abnormal growth of on the skin that is caused by a particular by a viral infection called (HPV) Human Papillomavirus. They are contagious when comes in contact with the skin of a person infected to it.

They generally disappear after a few months but some can last for years and can also reoccur. Warts are generally painless and cancerous but this skin disorder can be contagious and should be treated immediately. Some time the warts tend to regrow even if the warts are removed. It is due to the causative virus that is not completely eradicated from the skin.

It is recommended that after the removal of warts, make sure to thoroughly clean the infected area so that the wart will not grow back again. There are many medicine and natural remedies which you can deal with the warts but it is necessary to know what type of warts do the person has, below are some of common types of Warts.
Common Types of Warts

Common warts – They are mostly found on hands fingers, knees and elbows where the skin seems to be broken. These type of warts are also called "seed Warts” because of its appearance, in this type of warts the blood vessels to the wart produce black dots that look like a seeds.

Filiform warts - They are mostly found or grow on around the mouth, nose or eyes. Its appearance has a finger shape they are usually flesh-colour.

Flat warts - They are mostly found on the faces but can also grow on arms, knees or hands. They as also called “juvenile warts”. This type of warts generally tends to grow in large numbers about 20 to 30 at a time.

Plantar warts - They are mostly found on the bottom of the foot. They are painful while one walks and feels like a small stone below a foot and can be very uncomfortable.

Genital warts – This type of warts are also called “venereal warts” they generally grow when contracted through sexual activates. They can also spread in contact to direct skin-to-skin during oral vaginal, anal or with an infected person.

Useful Herbs for Warts

We are all aware that there are many medications availed in the market that can be used to treat warts, but if the warts is on the beginning stage and those looking for a cheap, effective alternative medicine to get rid of this nasty skin diseases can try this lists of herbs for removing warts.

1. Aloe Vera - This plant has been used as remedy for various aliment, it has also been proved for a wart treatment in the past. It is very simple to use apply some aloe Vera gel on a cotton ball and place it on the warts the affected area of the skin, allowed it to remain there for a while. Repeat the procedure at least 5-7 times a day. In few days or week depending on the size of warts you will realize the wart is decreasing in size and will be completely removed.

2. Banana peel – Banana is a wonderful fruit have many benefits, eating banana can give you vitamins and the remaining banana peel can also be used as an effective wart remover. It is very simple to use simply rub the peeled banana in the area of the wart and surrounding. You will find that within two weeks will be cleared away depending on the size of warts. It is necessary to rub the peeling several times a day to achieve the best result.

3. Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice – Both this juice apple cider and lemon juice are very useful to combat with warts, it is a well known home remedies for removing warts. It is very simple to use just take a piece of cotton apply the juice, either use one of these two liquids and apply to the wart. Keep applying procedure at least 5-7 times a day and continuously for week or two until it gradually fade. The virus which causes warts is removed by citric acid liquids which are found in both this fruits.

4. Garlic – It is a useful herb that can be used as one of the home remedies for removing warts beside many other beneficial properties. It is very simple to use simply crush 3 garlic cloves, remove the skin and place it on the wart cover with a bandage overnight. Remove the bandage in the morning and you will notice a blister, which is a positive indication that the wart is growing weaker will be gone in a week depending on the size of warts.

5. Indian Sorrel - The leaves of the Indian sorrel plant are very effective remedy in dealing with the warts. It can be used in different ways such as one can directly apply a paste of the leaves onto the warts. One can also use the juice of the leaves mixed with several other beneficial ingredients for better results.

Home Remedies for Warts

1. Take a juice from the leaf of the Indian sorrel plant, mix it with some juice of an onion and apply this on the warts for removal.

2. Take a juice from the leaf of the Indian sorrel plant mix it with black pepper and ghee. It is best remedy for the warts or excrescences of the skin that are caused due to biliousness.

3. Take a teaspoon of coriander leaves juice with a pinch of turmeric in it and consume it daily.

4. Take a slice of raw potato and rub it on the wart for about ten minutes daily this method will help to remove warts.

5. Take the peel of a banana and keep the inner side of banana peel on the warts, tie it like a bandage. Change the bandage twice daily follow this constantly on the wart until the wart disappears.

6. Castor oil is also very helpful to fight against warts. Applied it regularly on the warts this will help the warts to become flexible and eventually disappear. One can also use camphor oil instead of castor oil.

7. Take a piece of clove of garlic, crush it do not make a paste. Keep this crushed garlic clove on the wart and bandage it this will help to remove warts.

8. The oil of the tea leaves is also useful to discharge the wart, apply the oil at night before going to bed; you will find that the wart slowly decreasing and disappearing.

9. Take a fresh fruit of Indian gooseberry rub on the warts, repeat several times a day. You can also use the juice of Indian gooseberry to rub on the wart, keep it covered with a bandage. One can also use any vitamin C tablets instead of Indian gooseberry, crushed and kept onto the warts and bandage it.

10. A similar kind of bandage treatment can also be done with grapefruit juice. Put a fresh grapefruit juice on the wart cover the area with a bandage and repeat this three or four times a day this will help the wart to disappears.

NOTE: These remedies for removing warts can be used in all cases of warts, except for warts that can be found in the genital area. The Warts that generally grow from these body parts may be signs of cervical cancer. So the best is to consult a doctor for a proper diagnosis.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The word allergy came from the two Greek words "allos", meaning changed or different and the word "ergos" meaning work or action. People prone to allergies are said to be atopic /allergic allergies that can occur at any age. It may also develop its genetic related to family history of allergy.

An allergy is the skin sensitivity to a substance that usually does not affect other people. The skin reacts with a substance called an allergen become itchy and turns to red. It can also be refers to an exaggerated reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances.

These foreign substances are generally harmless. But a person whose body is prone to allergies, these foreign substances are recognized by the body and the immune system is turned on. Substances that cause allergies are termed as "allergens". Examples include dust mites, pollen, dander, mold and certain foods.

Ayurvedic View On Allergy

According to Ayurveda, food is only aliens when we eat. These aliens (foreign substances) are treated by the Agni (fire) the body to change the food compatible to our body. When Agni malfunctions, toxins are produced and accumulation of these toxins reduces the body immunity and leads to diseases related to immunity. Allergies occur when a hypersensitive immune system reacts to a common or unusual substance. Ayurvedic medicine has also found useful for removing allergens from the body and help to relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome. Ayurvedic medicine works in increasing the sensitivity and immunity system.

Types Of Skin Allergy

Generally skin allergies are cauterized in four main types, each caused by different allergens. There are many ways to relieve the symptoms but it is necessary to choose an appropriate treatment. So it is important to identify which type of allergy you have.

Contact dermatitis: The Greek word 'dermatitis' means 'skin inflammation’ this particular type of allergy is caused by a particular substance, such as by touching certain substance. In most of the cases, the symptom in red rash, could be a number of allergens that cause it, such as plants, chemicals, metals, rubber and even domestic animals.

Prickly heat: The warm or hot weather often cause itchy red rash which is generally known by as prickly heat climate. So far the exact reason is not known, but it is believed that it is caused due to be trapped sweat under the skin.

Bites and Stings: When certain insect’s bites the Irritation appears, it can be uncomfortable but it tends to be short-lived.

Urticaria: This type of allergy is often called nettle rash (hives), and appears as a red rash that itches, grew up in the middle. Confusingly, it is not related with the stinging, but it is caused due to eating certain foods or taking a particular drug.

Ayurveda Herbs And Home Remedies For Skin Allergy

Coconut oil: Coconut oil can do wonders to relive skin allergies whether it is due to dry skin or an insect bite. The simple way to use coconut oil it is to rub it directly to the affected area. If you suffer from a generalized itching all over the bodies bath in a tub of warm water, just pat dry and apply the oil all over the body it is especially seen during the winter.

Lemon: Lemon is rich in content of vitamin C and has bleaching properties that can be beneficial against allergies. It is one of the best home remedies that can be used for itchy skin. The lemon contains volatile oils that have the ability to numb feelings and are also good against inflammation. It is very simple to use simply cut a lemon in half, squeeze a little juice and apply on the affected area; allow to air dry and soon you will find some relief.

Tulsi /Holy basil: Tulsi leaves contain thymol, camphor and eugenol these properties have the ability to reduce skin irritation. It is very simple to use simply wash a few leaves and rub on the affected area. You can also prepare an herbal tea by simply boiling a few leaves in water, dip a cotton ball or cloth in the tea and apply to itchy skin.

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is one of the best soothing agents for effective skin because of its moisturizing properties. It is very simple to use simply rubbing the gel on an itching area it will help to reduce skin irritation. Only use fresh aloevera leaves, cut a leaf of the plant lengthwise with a knife, remove the jelly-like substance from inside with the help of a spoon. Now apply some of this gel on the affected area and leave for a few minutes soon you will find relief in itching.

Yoga For Skin Allergy

Basic yoga “Pranayama” which is a basic breathing exercise can help to remove allergens from the body it strengths the immune system and eliminate impurities and clean through lifestyle modifications. Yoga works to increase sensitivity and immunity nervine force through respiratory system.

Note: If an individual suffers from allergies all year long, he/she might want to consider visiting a Doctor.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Parkinson's disease or so called “PD” is a degenerative disease that damages the havoc on the central nervous system. This affects movement of the body. It develops gradually, starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. This tremor may be the sign of Parkinson's disease. This disorder starts with common stiffness or slowing of movement and face may show little or no expression or your arms may not swing in action when you walk. The speech may become softer or slurred. Parkinson's disease symptoms worsen the condition over time.

One must remember that there is no cure for this disease. There are many alternative treatments for Parkinson's which may be helpful to decline the symptoms to some extent. The survey shows that the Parkinson's disease affects about 1% of the population aged 65 and over. It is found less in developing and underdeveloped countries. This type of diseases description is mentioned in the ancient Ayurveda. This script suggests that such a disease existed more than 2000-3000 years ago.

Ayuyrvedic View On Parkinson's Diseases

Ayurveda is an ancient system of Indian medicine. Apparently, it could be one of the first references to Parkinson's disease, more than 2,500 years ago. Everyone have different theory, but some people with Parkinson's disease have found that following the principles of Ayurveda have helped them to control the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Treatment of the disease in Ayurveda is composed of a number of approaches including yoga and meditation. Parkinson's disease is known as "Kampa Vata" in Ayurveda. The holistic treatment is also recommended in the treatment of disorders in this disease which is due to the Vata Dosha disorder.

This is a complementary Indian traditional theory. It has been utilized and applied for many years. The main goal of this treatment is to cleanse the body and develop harmony in the individual. It works, to reduce symptoms to increase resistance to Parkinson's disease.

There are varieties of therapies used and that may include diet, herbal remedies, massage to relieve stress and exercise. In general, the aim is to promote good health. There are many ayurvedic herbs that have similar effects to drugs used to treat Parkinson's but more research is needed. Therefore, it is important to seek medical advice before embarking on a course of action. This is especially so because the professionals who defend this type of therapy have no regulation. One cannot be sure about the safety or efficacy of any medicine.

Ayurvedic Herbs Useful In Parkinson's Diseases

1. Passion Flower: The Passion flower contains the property called (L-dopa ) the one of the same (Levopopa) which is used to for cure of Parkinson's disease. It reduces passive tremor when used with L-dopa.However, passion flower has only a minimal effect if used alone. Taking one-half teaspoon of passion flower tincture three times a day will affect a lot.

2. Ginkgo Biloba: Ginkgo biloba eliminates free radicals and stimulates circulation to the brain. One can Select a medicine that contain at least 24 percent of ginkgo glycosides (also known as flavoglycosides) .By taking 40 milligrams three times a day you will feel good you can gradually increase to as much as 80 milligrams three times a day.

3.Kapikachhu (Mucuna pruriens): It is a well known herb of Ayurveda  that contain Levodopa, it is considered as the standard treatment for Parkinson's disease. The herb Kapikachhu (Mucuna pruriens) contains natural levodopa. It can be used in powder or tablet form of aqueous extract. High doses are taken, they are very effective and, usually with no side effects observed with modern chemistry molecule.

Other Herbal Medicines That Are Useful Are:

1.  Dashmool (Ten Roots)
2.  Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
3.  Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
4.  Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentine).

Ayurvedic Formulations For Parkinson's Disease

1.  visha Tinduk Vati Tundi
2.  Agni Vati, Maha Yograj Guggulu
3.  Abhrak Bhasma
4.  Shrunga Bhasma and Brihat Vat Chintamani.

Most of these drugs are thought to stop or slow down the degeneration of brain cells and probably help in impulse transmission in intact cells.

The drugs mentioned above can be added to today's modern medicines for Parkinson's disease safely. Herbal medicines can be given long term it can significantly reduce tremors and stiffness and improve body coordination. The patients gain confidence and find it possible to resume their social life and have their regular social activities.

Some also advocate full body massage with various oil such as Maha Narayan (it mainly contain Asparagus racehorses), medicated enema called "Niruh Basti" with dashmool oil, and "Anuvasan Basti "with Sahachar (prionitis barleria) oil.Ayurveda refer to "Rasayanas" (rejuvenatives) that can probably be useful in Parkinson's disease, and indeed all diseases resulting from aging and degeneration, however, not much research has been done in this area.

Many people believe that this type of therapy are harmless and have no effect. But they may have unidentified potential risks. If you suffer from Parkinson's disease you should always seek the help and advice of a professional.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sleeplessness (insomnia) is simply a condition where an individual has difficulty sleeping at night. Lack of sleep affects the daily chores of our lifestyle. In its most severe form, some of the people have to take sleeping pills to sleep at night and can ruin the day when patients feel drowsy all day. Side effects such as memory loss, concentration and health degradation are some symptoms’ seen in cases of sleeplessness so it is advisable that sleeplessness must be treated as soon as possible. 

There are many natural herbs remedies that are non-addictive and are safe that can be used as alternative to prescription drugs.

Ayurvedic View On Sleeplessness

In Ayurveda sleep is described as Nidra that is one of the main three pillars of healthy living such as

1.  Ahara (Balanced Diet)
2.  Nidra (Proper sleep)
3.  Brahmacharya (braking and satisfactory sexual activity).

Due to imbalance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas, Sleep problems arise.

1.  In vata type of sleep problems persons takes too long to fall asleep.
2.  In pitta type the symptoms such as waking up frequently during the night.
3.  In kapha people tend to fall oversleep and complain of dullness and low energy are found in the morning.

Ayurveda Explains That There Are Six Types Of Sleep

·        Natural Sleep 
·        Sleeping sickness
·        Sleep due to imbalance of mental faculties 
·        Sleep due to imbalance in the physical body
·        Sleep due to the aggravation of kapha dosha
·        Sleep due to imbalance in tamas state

Among all these, natural sleep is considered paramount, which usually arises from exhaustion of physical and mental Arena. 

Sleeplessness Causes

Some of the common factors that cause sleeplessness or insomnia are anger, constipation, tension, smoking a cigarette, overeating excessive consumption of tea and coffee, anxiety, bitterness, Stress etc.

Herbs For Sleeplessness (Insomnia)

1. Valerian Root: Valerian is traditional used as Ayurvedic medicine for a cure of Sleeplessness (Insomnia) in India as well as china. Valerian is a well-known herb for its ability to induce sleeps it in great demand worldwide for the same. It is an approved for the treatment of certain sleep disorders in Germany. It is one of the most used herbs around the world and maintains the eighth rank in the list of most purchased herbs. Valerian does not cause drowsiness upon waking and not lead to chemical dependency.

2. Chamomile: Chamomile is very popular herb throughout the world it has been included as a medicinal substance/remedy in the pharmacopoeia of more than 26 countries. The dried chamomile flowers have been used as for centuries as relaxing substance in ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome.

3. Withania somniferous and Asparagus racemosus: These herbs increase stamina and strength of the body according to its requirement helping to keep calm and concentrated to sleep better at night.

4. California poppy: It is a sedative herb promoting sleep, helping to relax and relieve mild anxiety. Because of its analgesic and mild sedative properties, it is very safe. 

5. Lavender: It acts as a mild strengthening the nervous system tonic. A few drops of lavender oil when added to bath water before bed helps alleviate sleep disorders. It is also can be used as massage oil or one can simply inhale to alleviate 

Sleeplessness (Insomnia) Home Remedies

A good night's sleep is not easy for everyone. Beside these herbs, Ayurveda offers many natural remedies that can be helpful for Sleeplessness (Insomnia) it can be cured by the Ayurvedic way of living.

1. Try to relax a couple of hours before going to bed. Avoid looking at the screen of your Smartphone, computer, TV, loud music, which are too stimulating for the mind before bedtime.

2. Proper digestion is necessary for peaceful sleep. One must finish your dinner 3 hours before bedtime so that digestion process does not interrupt your sleep.

3. Create a bedtime routine; either a bath, meditation, or their own form of quiet time. This will put your body in the way of thinking of sleep.

4. Take a hot bath with a few drops of lavender oil to calm evening sleeps.

5. Keep a habit of drinking a glass of warm milk with, almond, or with a pinch of nutmeg, it can induce to sleep.

6. Avoid sleeping on your stomach, which can clog the deep, healthy breathing. Instead, sleep on your right side to encourage the left nostril breathing. This way it activates the cooling of body and relaxing the energy of the moon.
7. Sleep with your head facing east and feet to the west, which promotes sleep. The second direction is better sleep with your head towards the south, which improves health. Does not sleep with head facing towards north this may disrupts sleep and health?

8. Establish a regular sleep cycle going to bed and getting up at the same time every day.

9. Avoid drinking coffee, tea with caffeine and ginseng at evening, as some people are very sensitive to caffeine, which may interrupt, in calm sleep.

10. Avoid exercising late at night, as it can be stimulating rather than relaxing. Doing yoga practice such as pranayama is best.

Remember, insomnia is a curable and health can be restored thereafter diseases. If you are also facing difficulty sleeping at night or are suffering from insomnia do not worry you can easily get rid of insomnia with several home remedies and herbs. Consult your doctor for perfect dose for best result. 
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Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda ) is one of the world's oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country's traditional health care systems