Ayurvedic Upchar


Friday, November 3, 2017

Terminalia chebula is popularly used therapeutic plant in Ayurveda; it is commonly known as "Haritaki" and in tribal of Tamil Nadu in India, it is known as by the name of ‘Kadukkaai’. Haritaki is generally used as a regular cleanser for the digestive system. It enhances the functioning of the spleen, liver and the colon; therefore, it is widely used as a digestive tonic. Besides this, it has also known to cure various ailments such as diarrhea, fever, gastroenteritis, cough, skin diseases, urinary tract infection, and candidiasis and wound infections.

The extract of Haritaki fruit is also used widely in many Ayurvedic preparations. Various studies indicated that the oil obtained from the seed of the Haritaki had particular substances that increased the movement of the gastro intestinal tract. It was found that the action was similar to that of castor oil.

Besides this, the extract obtained from Haritaki fruit also reported to consist of a substance that has anti fungal and antibacterial properties. Haritaki is also used in mixture with two more herbs to prepare a formulation known as Triphala. Triphala is known to be a widely used medicine for Anti-aging activity beside for increasing the immunity beyond the body.

Terminalia Chebula Indian Name

• Hindi- Harara, Harad
• Bengali - Haritaki
• Gujarati: Hardo
• Kannada: Harra, Karakkayi, Aalekayi
• Malayalam: Katukka
• Marathi: Hirda, Hirda-phula, Bala hirade
• Punjabi: Har, Halela, Hurh, Harrar
• Tamil: Katukkay
• Telugu: Karakkaya, Karitaki
• Assam- Silikha, Hilikha
• Nepal: Karka, Harro, Hir
• Kashmir: Halela
• Oriya: Haridra, Horitoli, Jonghihorida, Karedha, Harira

Classical Synonyms

• Haritaki
• Abhaya
• Pathya
• Kayastha
• Putana
• Haimavati
• Avyatha
• Chetaki
• Putana
• Shiva
• Vayastha
• Rohini.

How Do Terminalia Chebula (Haritaki) Plant looked like?

Terminalia Chebula or so-called Haritaki Plant grows about 15-24 m high. Its Leaves are ovate or elliptic with a pair of large glands at the top of the leafstalk. Its flowers are yellowish white, in terminal spikes. Its fruits are ovoid shape or egg-shaped with colour yellow to orange brown it sometimes shaded with red or black and hard when ripe and sizes are about 3-5 cm long, 5 ribbed on drying.

Where are Terminalia Chebula (Haritaki) Plant found in India

Terminalia Chebula or so-called Haritaki Plants are commonly found throughout the northern regions of India. Besides this, it is generally found in temporal forest and areas where there is light rainfall and in the area which is slightly moist. It is found within the forest sloping upwards to an altitude of 1500 m in the Himalayas and the region of Assam, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Deccan and South India.

Classical Ayurvedic Formulations

• Abhayarishta,
• Agastya Haritaki Rasayana,
• Chitraka Haritaki,
• Danti Haritaki,
• Dashamula Haritaki,
• Brahma Rasayana,
• Triphala Churna,
• Vyaghri Haritaki,
• Triphala Kvatha Churna,
• Pathyadi Kvatha Churna,
• Phalatrikadi Kvatha Churna,
• Abhaya Vati,
• Triphala Mandura,
• Shothari Mandura,
• Amavatari Rasa,
• Jalodarari Rasa,
• Nityananda Rasa.
Popular Ayurvedic Preparations

• Triphala curna
• Abhayamodaka
• Abhayarista
• Pathyadi curna/vatl/kvatha,
• Vyaghn haritaki,
• Gandharva haritaki

Ayurvedic Properties

Rasa : Madhura, Amla, Katu, Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Laghu, Ruksha
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Madhura
Prabhava: Tridoshahara

Action (karma) of Haritaki according to Ayurveda

• Deepaniya: Increases appetite
• Rasayana: Rejuvenative
• Brimhana: Nourishing
• Yogavahi : Catalyst enhancing the action of other herbs
• Pachana : Digestive
• Grahi : Absorbs fluids from the intestines
• Lekhaniya : Scrapes accumulations from the tissues and channels
• Chakshushya : Improves the eyesight
• Anuloma : Corrects the flow of vata downwards
• Stanyashodhana : Purifies breast milk
• Rechana : Purgative
• Vibandha hara : Alleviates constipation
• Medhya : Improves intellect
• Ayuvardhak : Increases longevity
• Arshoghna : Anti-haemorrhoidal

How To Use Terminalia Chebula (Haritaki) In All Seasons

There is a precise recommendation of the ‘anupana’ (a material that works as a model for the herbs to be taken with) with which Haritaki must be combined, concerning the season.

Varsa ritu (July- August): in this season it should be taken with rock salt.

Sarad ritu (September-October): in this season it should be taken with sugar.

Hemanta ritu (November- December): in this season it should be taken with sunthi.

Sisira ritu (January-February): in this season it should be taken with pippali.

Vasanta ritu (March-April): in this season it should be taken with honey.

Grisma ritu (May-June): in this season it should be taken with jaggery.

Uses And Benefits of Terminalia Chebula (Haritaki)

The ancient Charaka Samhita and Sushrusha Samhita have extensively described various therapeutic plants; T. chebula or so-called Haritaki as well enjoys the principal place among remedial plants not only in India but also in other countries like Asia and Africa. Haritaki is extensively used in Ayurveda, siddha, Unani and homeopathic medicines in India.

• Haritaki is one of the top listed plants describe in Ayurveda it is used for treatment of an ailment such as bleeding piles, asthma, vomiting, gout and sore throat.

• In Thai traditional Haritaki is used as a medicine to cure astringent, expectorant and carminative.

• According to Vagbhata text, it is an herb that is used for the therapy of ‘vata-kapha’ diseases.

• It is one of the most important herbs that are used for preparation of "Triphala.”. It is a remedy that is prepared from the three fruit plants called Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia chebula and Emblica officinalis.  It is used as the laxative in chronic constipation, food digestive problems (poor digestion and assimilation), rejuvenator of the body and detoxifying agent of the colon.

• There are certain studies that have shown that ‘Triphala’ stimulates appetite, and is beneficial in detoxification and healing cancer. Triphala is considered to be the most versatile of all herbal preparations and is also advised for candid infection and as a cardio tonic.

• The fruits of the Haritaki plant are used both internally as well as externally as a remedy; externally the paste of fruits is used for the swelling, to speed up the healing and to cleanse the ulcers and wounds.

• Haritaki is beneficial in erysipelas and other skin disorders as Haritaki helps to prevent accumulation of pus in skin diseases.

• The oil of Haritaki is very beneficial in healing of wounds, especially in burns beside oil the paste of fruit is also used to apply in conjunctivitis for relief; it is beneficial due to its anti-inflammatory property.

• The gargles with decoction made from Haritaki are very helpful in stomatitis and also for the problems of the sore throat.

• There are many uses of Triphala such as it can be used externally for hair wash, for brushing the teeth in bleeding gums or pyorrhea. The decoction made from it can be used for washing the non-healing wounds, chronic as well as ulcers.

• The powder of haritaki is used as a tooth powder to strengthen the gums. Besides this, an aqueous extract of haritaki is also used as a mouth rinse it is an antiquaries agent.

• Haritaki is herb that is used to cure every body type such as for ‘kapha’ diseases it is advised to take with rock salt, for ‘pitta’ diseases with sugar and for ‘vata’ diseases with the ghee.

• Haritaki acts as a rejuvenator, and it can help to restore youthful it can be used all around the year with varying supportive ingredients (dravyas) in different seasons.

• As per the reference of Vagbhata (most influential classical writers of ayurveda), if haritaki powder fried in ghee and is regularly consumed with sufficient ghee in food, it promotes longevity and boosts energy.

• There are many common ailments that can be treated with haritaki such as tumours, gastrointestinal, enlargement of liver, ascites, piles, worms, colitis and spleen.

• Beside the uses of haritaki fruit, Bark of Haritaki also has a medicinal value, if chewed after a meal it can improve digestion. The variety of ‘Bala haritaki’ is very beneficial in treating haemorrhoids and in cleaning the bowels.

• Haridra or so-called haritaki is an important ingredient of Triphala powder and is a well-known addition in diabetes. The ailment such as Bronchospasm can be effectively with the combination of haritaki and bibhitaka powders with honey. In abdominal pain due to flatulence, it is given with jiggery and ghee.

• A popular ayurvedic remedy made with a combination of Haritaki, sunthi, musta and jaggery is an effective cure for diarrhoea, dysentery, flatulence, etc.

• An ayurvedic formulation made from Haritaki known as "siddha ghrta" is beneficial in chronic fever. A decoction of Haritaki or Triphala is also helpful to a person having hepatitis it should be taken with the combination with honey.

• Consuming Haritaki powder with honey and ghee is an also effective remedy for anaemia, if you are looking forward to solving problems of obesity, its decoction with honey is helpful it reduces the excessive body fats.

• Haritaki if used regularly can improve memory due to beneficial effects on the nerves to the brain; besides this it is also helpful in urinary stones and dysuria.

Precautions: Haritaki should be used with Precautions especially by slim people, in fasting, in serious weakness, person having mental depression, pitta conditions and during pregnancy.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Belly fat is just a problem that can make your look stupid, with clothes feel tight. Even though losing fat from this area can be a hard task, there are several things you can do to reduce extra abdominal fat. If you've been agonizing to get your waistline under control, you can turn to an ayurvedic way of reducing weight and belly fat.

According to Ayurveda, belly fat is due to a number of reasons that cause an increase in Kapha dosha. Lack of exercise, sleep in afternoons, an unhealthy diet and lifestyle can lead to this collective state. There are many ways to lose belly fat with Ayurveda, which is based on diet and lifestyle regulations.

Ayurvedic Lifestyle To Lose Belly Fat

1. Avoid sugar: The basic Ayurvedic treatment for belly fat loss starts with diet. It is an important aspect that can help to reduce belly fat. You must avoid particular foods that increase kapha and medha (body fat). There are foods such as sweetened drinks, sweets, oil rich foods and carbohydrate-foods. You should be very careful whenever eating carbohydrate's foods as these foods transform into sugar in the body and tend to settle on the fat-friendly areas within the body.

2. Drink water: Drinking a lot of water can also help to contribute your weight-loss efforts significantly. Drinking excess water can help flush out excess toxics form the body and jump-start your metabolism, a key aspect of Ayurveda belly fat loss plan. Make a routine to start your day with a glass of warm water, immediately after you wake up in the morning. Making a habit of drinking one glass of water every hour from the time you get up this can aid in burning of fat around the belly. For extra benefits, you can also add one spoon of Triphala choorna to water. Boil water add Triphala and honey into it and drink after every meal to reduce belly fat.

3. Avoid excess salt intake: Eating more salt can increase toxics in the body which then accumulate in the form of fats within the body. Ayurvedic belly fat loss programs which generally involve strict diet plans; it recommended salt intake should be in moderate quantity. Besides reduce the intake of salt one should also reduce food intake such as milk-based products such as ice-creams and butter as these are high on sugar.

4. Reduce rice in a diet: Ayurveda recommended eating more wheat-based products rather than rice-based products this can also help to reduce belly fat. Besides this, Ayurveda also recommends using green gram and horse gram to reduce kapha and medha.

5. Avoid afternoon sleep: Research indicates that afternoon sleep may contribute to belly fat. So if you are conscious about reducing belly fat, you need to take certain precautionary measures. One of them is to avoid afternoon siesta. So avoid the afternoon sleep to avoid the slowing of basal metabolic rate and burn more calories.

Ayurvedic Herbs To Reduce Belly Fat

Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest medical systems that came into an existing since 5000 years. It consists of several medicines that include uses of herbs, diet and are being used in the practice for the more than decades. Ayurvedic medicinal the integral part of Ayurveda does recommend much treatment for fat loss that also includes using of certain herbs. Below are some of the most common herbs used ayurvedic medicines to get rid of unwanted fat.

1. Triphala: It is an Ayurvedic remedy that is commonly recommended for belly fat loss program. Triphala consists of a mixture of three herbs such as Bibhitaki, Haritaki and Amalaki this herb’s combination can help to cleanse the body from the inside and rejuvenates it. Consuming Triphala can also help in refreshing the intestines and boost it.

·         Take one glass of hot water add 1 tbsp of Triphala and drink. It is a well-known remedy recommended in Ayurveda; it is sure to benefit you in your journey towards lose weight.

2. Fenugreek: It is an important herb with multiple benefits; it is bitter in taste but great in burning fat. Fenugreek seeds are rich in fiber and are low on carbs and cholesterol they’re the element that can help in reducing the fat content. Besides this, it is an important remedy that can help to reduce belly fat loss arsenal too.

·         Take 1 tbsp of fenugreek seeds soak in water next day in the morning, warm this solution and consume it.

3. Fennel Seeds: It is an important herb of Ayurveda; it reduced all three Tridosha (Vata, Pita and Kapha). The oil found in the seeds is flatus-relieving in nature, for this reason it is used in massage blends, particularly in Ayurveda to calm the nerves and promote mental clarity as well as body fat. Fennel seeds are loaded with a variety of minerals and vitamins such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, which is essential to the body fat. Consuming Fennel seeds daily can improve metabolism, besides this it can also reduce hunger pangs and help to flush out the toxins which ultimately contribute in reducing fat.

·         Take 2 tbsp of fennel seeds in a jar of water leave this overnight, the next morning, drink this mixture. Drink this suspension every day to decrease that spiteful belly fat.

4. Curry leaves: Curry leaves are an important herb, which has many health benefits; it is a main ingredient that is used in South Indian cuisine.  However, only a few people know that it is also a good remedy to lose fat, particularly around the belly area. Consuming this wonderful leaf can help to flush out the toxins, speed up digestion process and decreasing fat build-up in the body. Besides this, it also helps in even fighting obesity and in lowering the cholesterol levels within the body.

·         Take 8-10 pieces of curry leaves grind and filter it, drink this juice in the morning it certainly helps you to lose that stubborn belly fat.

5. Guggul: It is a tree that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and Ayurvedic texts dating back to 600 BC suggest it for curing atherosclerosis. Due to its atherosclerosis, it can be an important remedy to keep a cholesterol level in check and to lose belly fat. Besides this, it has many benefits such as it help to quicker metabolic process, diminishes fat from the liver and motivates the thyroid gland. Including guggul as a supplement in your diet can help you to reduce belly fat.  Consuming it in excess could have possible side effects so do check with an Ayurvedic practitioner about the correct dosage.

Note: Some product's advice a daily dose of about 100 milligrams, reports the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. However, ask your doctor about the dosage that’s right for you before taking any amount of guggul extract to promote weight loss.

Best Way To Lose Belly Fat With Ayurveda
1. Foods like candy, foods high in carbohydrates, sugary drinks and excess use of oil can increase kapha and Medha (body fat) so it should be avoided.

2. Eat more wheat products than rice products. Use green gram and horse gram to reduce kapha and Medha.

3. Make a herbal tea and add two teaspoons of honey in to it, it will help you to lose weight.

4. Drink a glass of water every hour from the time you wake up.

5. Cut down on salt and dairy products like ice cream and butter.

6. One should eat two fruits in the morning and fruit every night one to lose belly fat, it is a diet that Ayurveda practitioners mostly suggests.

7. Use a lot of cinnamon, ginger and pepper in your kitchen recipe.

8. Avoid sleeping in the afternoon to avoid the slowdown in the basal metabolism rate and burn more calories.

9. Massaging the abdomen with lavanthailam oil, it is known to be effective therapy that helps to breakdown of stubborn belly fat. Wash it off after 15 minutes with warm water.

10. Take 15 ml of Varadi a tonic and mixed it with 60 ml of boiled water. Add a honey and have a spoonful every morning and evening.

11. Drink a glass of warm water in the morning. This is very effective in reducing belly fat.

12. Grind horse gram to a fine powder, mix it in to a heated sour buttermilk and apply this paste vigorous on the belly fat area.

13. Take a Horse gram makes powder of it and massage in an upward motion it is an effective remedy in reducing body fat. Then Bathe with hot water after the massage.

14. Refrain from non-vegetarian food as far as possible.

15. Exercises such as swimming, walking, jogging can also contribute to weight loss and reduced belly fat.
Hope with the above Ayurvedic remedies it may help you to reduce belly fat.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Tulsi is also known as Holy Basil in English it is one of the most sacred plants in India and in Ayurveda it is pondered as "The Queen of the Herbs" for its revitalizing and spiritual properties. It is also spelled Thulasi or Tulasi it has been used for thousands of years to aid in natural detoxification, stress and to restore balance and harmony.

In Hindu society, Holy basil or so-called tulsi is a mark of holiness or piousness. The word tulsi literally means a thing that can't be compared with anyone. Tulsi is a plant that grows through our India and is worshiped by Hindus. Mythological it is believed that tulsi or the holy basil is related to lord Krishna, and she was his most beloved wife. Due to diverse actions of Tulsi, it has been the part of human evolution and is very much responsible for maintaining the health among the people.

Modern study has classified Tulsi as an adaptogen herb that has been disclosed to support the body's healthy effects to stress. It is an herb that has been used in the Ayurvedic tradition for thousands of years to boost and maintain wellness. There are many adaptogen herbs that have been referred to by herbalists as rejuvenate herbs, in Ayurveda it is known as rasayana or restorative herbs. These types of herbs help the body adapt to being physical, environmental and emotional stressors beside this it also supports normal functions and restores balance.

Three Varieties Of Tulsi

Most popular three varieties of tulsi plants are found; each variety has a slightly distinctive look, taste and smell and when combined, produce a perfectly balanced herbal infusion with a variety of health benefits.

1. Rama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum): It is a Tulsi with light green colored leaves.

2. Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum): It is a Tulsi, which is also called wild forest holy basil or wild forest tulsi; it generally considered a type or variety of tulsi or holy basil; however, it actually comes from a different species.

3. Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum): Krishna Tulsi is also known as Shayam Tulsi it has black leaves and is largely worshiped.

Health Benefits and Medicinal Uses Of Krishna Tulsi Plant Leaves

Tulsi is an herb that has great importance Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India. It has been used for hundreds of its years, and that proficient in Ayurveda may know more about this plant than others whose knowledge is limited to western herbal traditions. Tulsi can be safely used in moderation as a beverage by most people.

However, there is a fact that even satisfactorily safe herbs can be harmful if used in large enough concentration, and tulsi is no peculiarity. There are many medicinal uses of tulsi and is the use in more concentrated forms, such as by fermentation a stronger-than-typical tea or drinking many cups of tea throughout the day. In such cases, it must be administered by a professional herbalist or other medical professional aware with the herb and its safety profile. 

1. Fever and cold: It is a wonderful herb that is helpful in maintaining the body temperature to the normal. Tulsi leaves are also advantageous in treating the influenza, i.e. common cold. It is commonly seen that cold is generally caused due to infection in our body and caused due to lack of immunity. Besides this, it helps in preventing the infection and also boosts the inner strength of our body to attack the infections to the fullest. So to get a ride off cold simply chew Tulsi leaves and get easing from cold and flu.

2. Kidney stones: Tulsi leaves are effective in stabilizing the nephritic troubles. Holy basil juice is quite efficient in treating the renal calculi and additionally helps in breaking up of the stone within the kidney. The broken calculi in nephritic get drove out from urinary tract by way of urine.

3. Nervine debility: Tulsi is a powerful nervine tonic that helps to strengthen the nervous system. It helps in controlling all the activities within the body that is regulated by our nervous system. The ailment like Parkinson and paralysis can be treated with the appropriate usage of this herb. Moreover, it also improves the working of brain and enhances the mental concentration.

4. Cough: Holy basil or so-called Tulsi is one of the most common herbs that are used for cough-related ailments. It relieves the throat and helps in controlling the infection in the throat and respiratory tract. Besides this it also noticeably effective in managing the asthma and is known to provide good results in asthmatic conditions. The properties in tulsi help in emission out of the mucus to clean up the respiratory tract. It is also helpful in treating respiratory disorders as well as bronchitis.

5. Immunity enhancer: Tulsi has a property that is very beneficial in growing the immunity beyond the body. It improves immunity by promoting the production of antibodies, and fight against any foreign invasion into the body. Besides this, it also aids in increasing the formation of T helper cells that fight viruses and antigens.

6. Sore throat: It is a best remedy that helps in relieving throat, take Tulsi leaves boiled in water and drink; you will find relief in sore throat.

7. Respiratory disorder: A Tulsi leaves is best remedy and can be the foremost natural way to deal with respiratory disorders. Take Tulsi leaves extract with honey; it is an excellent remedy to support the throat and respiratory disturbances.

8. Kidney stones: Tulsi leaves are effective in stabilizing the nephritic troubles. Holy basil juice is quite efficient in treating the renal calculi and additionally helps in breaking up of the stone within the kidney. The broken calculi in nephritic get drove out from urinary tract by way of urine.

9. Eyes-related problems: Tulsi is also a good remedy that improves the vision as well as helps in toning up of eyes. Moreover, Tulsi contains the optimum level of vitamin A that is beneficial in regular working of eyes. It is very easy to use simply put juice of holy basil into the eyes; this can avoid any infection in them and keep your eye healthy.

10. Pain in a head: Tulsi has the good amount of analgesic properties, which can help in relieving from conditions like migraine and head ache.

11. Tooth problems:  Tulsi leaves can be best for tooth health; our mouth environment is alkaline, and it may lead the tooth enamel to wear away if consumed regularly in very large quantities. The Tulsi leaves are slightly acidic in nature hence it helps to strengthen the gums and prevents any cavity and plaque formation in them.

12. Insect sting: As tulsi plant leaves have inflammation properties, it is helpful in relieving from the pain of the string bite and decreases the inflammation.

13. Tensions and stress: One of the most important properties that Tulsi leaves is its Adaptogen agents in it that aids in relieving from stress and anxiety. Due to its Adaptogen properties, it helps to avoid the free-radical formation within the body and a relives from stress on brain.

14. Heart problems: Tulsi can also be a best remedy in heart-related problems; it has a property that can tones up the heart muscle. Besides this, it rectifies the blood circulation and decreases the cholesterol level on the body.

15. Oral infection: Tulsi leaves can be also helpful in treating infections, particularly of the oral cavity. Besides this, it is furthermore, beneficial in alleviating from mouth ulcers. Tulsi not only controls the infection throughout the body but also aids in toning up of gum and nourishes the hygienic condition in the body.

16. Heart problems: Tulsi can also be a best remedy in heart-related problems; it has a property that can tones up the heart muscle. Besides this, it rectifies the blood circulation and decreases the cholesterol level on the body.

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.

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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