Monday, 31 August 2015


The infection of bacteria or viruses in the Liver cell causing inflammation is called Hepatitis. 

HEPATITIS A is the bacterial infection of the Liver. It spreads primarily through fecal contamination of food and water. It is a Communicable disease which is transferred from one infected person another normal person by pathogens.

(a) Loss of appetite
(b) Nausea on the sight of food and occasional vomiting
(c) Right hypochondria abdominal pain
(d) Pale yellowish discoloration of skin and eyes
(e) Fever

HEPATITIS B is the acute viral infection of the Liver. It is generally transmitted through blood contacts and body fluids contacts like transmissions of blood, by contaminated needles; sexual activities and from mother to new born babies. In some cases; in spite of having the disease; patients show no symptoms related to it; and are called as carriers of the HBV (Hepatitis B Virus).

(a) Severe loss of appetite
(b) Nausea and vomiting
(c) sever fever
(d) Dehydration of body and signs of anemia
(e) Abdominal pain
(f) Dark yellowish discoloration of skin

HEPATITIS C is the viral infection of HCV (Hepatitis C Virus). It Is the Chronic and long lasting and communicable disease. It spreads through blood contacts. This causes immunity deficiency in the body.

(a) The patient suffers from physical weakness for a long period of time
(b) Loss of appetite
(c) Anemia
(d) Flu like fever
(e) Allergic reactions in the form of allergic cold – asthma and urticaria
(f) Sudden feeling of shivering for a while
(g) Evening Weakness
(h) Severe loss of weight
(i) Joint Pains

Hepatitis is mentioned as ‘kamala’ in Ayurveda classics
Due to the aggravation of Pitta by excessive alcohol intake, too much heavy, oily, spicy food, etc. the liver can become diseased. When Pitta is out of balance and disease begins in the liver this can result in disease of the blood, muscle tissue, and billiary system. 
The manifestation of this disease will be Kaamala

The symptoms of "Kaamala include:
• Loss of appetite and taste
• Generalized weakness
• Yellowish discoloration of the eyes, nails, oral cavity, and urine
• Vague body pains
• Burning sensation
• Weakness in all sensory organs

Once hepatitis is advanced and the immune system is highly comprised emaciation will be present as well. Ayurveda teaches us that hepatitis involves all systems in the body including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and the gastrointestinal system as 
well as the skin.

Aacharya Charak describes two basic types of Kaamala (hepatitis or jaundice).

1. Shakhasrita is caused by the minimal aggravation of Pitta and Kapha, and is easily curable.

2. Kumbha Kaamala results from very high Pitta and is difficult to cure. It can become incurable if not attended to immediately.

 Symptoms of Hepatitis such as generalized edema (Shotha), excessive thirst (Atitrishna), bloody stools (Krishna Varna Mala Mutra), vomiting blood (Rakta Yukta Chardi), red eyes (Rakta Netra), dizziness (Bhrama), drowsiness (Tandra), total loss of appetite (Teevra Agni Mandya), and hepatic coma (Nashta Sanjna) indicate that the liver disease is at an incurable stage, and the patient is believed to be terminally ill.

According to Ayurveda, hepatic liver disease is caused by "Vimargagamana", which is abnormal flow of constituents in other Srotas resulting in abnormal accumulation of that constituent in the Srota in which it is abnormally flowing. Also, it causes its deficiency in its own Srotasa. In the case of Kaamala there is Vimargagamana of Raktamala Pitta into the Raktavaha Srota, which should be going to the Annavaha Srota and excreted trough the Purishavaha Srota.

                               Dr Rakhi Nagar
                               Maharishi Ayurveda Hospital

Monday, 24 August 2015

Incompatible food - Virudhha Ahara

The literal meaning of word Viruddha is opposite or incompatible
Certain diet and its combinations, which interrupts the metabolism ,the process of formation of tissue are called as Viruddha Anna or incompatible diet. The food which is wrong in combination, which has undergone wrong processing, which is consumed in incorrect dose, which is consumed in incorrect time of day and in wrong season can lead to Viruddha Ahara
 It is cause of many systemic disorders.Persons who consume Viruddha Ahara are prone to many disorders. 
According to Classics the food which is wrong in combination, has undergone wrong processing, consumed in incorrect dose, and/or consumed in incorrect time of the day and in wrong season can lead to Viruddha Ahara.
With the help of modern technology and biochemistry aspects, it becomes easy to elaborate the effect ofViruddha Ahara. Food–food interaction is a serious issue but not much alerted one. Most of these food–food interactions are harmless but it is always better to know about some of them.
Some examples of Viruddha ahara are as follows 
1)Yogurt Is Incompatible With:
· Milk
· Sour Fruits
· Melons
· Hot drinks
· Meat
· Fish
· Mangos
· Cheese
· If taken in hot Season or in Heated form like kadi,tadka in raita,curd in vegetables
2)Milk Is Incompatible With: 
· Bananas
· Fish
· Meat
· Melons
· Curd
· Kitchari
· Bread containing yeast
· Cherrie
· Sour fruits should not to eaten or combined with milk. (Shakes, smoothies, milkshakes, fruit cream).

3)Honey Is Incompatible With:
· Ghee (in equal proportions)
· Heating or cooking with.

4)consuming curd at night. Taking sweet food at the end of meals
6)consuming cold water immediately after meaks or having hot tea or coffee

From the above examples it can be understood that any procedure, combinations, dose, amount of fooViruddha Aahara can occur, like Impotency, Skin Disorders,Gastric Disorders, intoxication, abdominal distention, stiffness in body, anemia, diseases of intestines, inflamation, fever, rhinitis, and infertily.

d, opposite properties of food if consumed in a regular fashion can lead to number of disorders. If above-said rules for the diet are not followed then the diseases occurring due to 

The unwanted side effects can emerge inside the body when two or more types of foods are consumed together. Such reactions can be less important but on long term, it can be fatal upon precipitating serious side effects.

                                                                                                      Dr Vishakha Mahindroo
                                                                                                    Maharishi Ayurveda Hospital

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Ayurveda helps to cure seasonal allergy

Allergy occurs when there is disturbance between the gut and immune system. When digestive and metabolic activities work in synch with elimination, the body is able to rid itself of toxins which could otherwise block the channels to produce a variety of allergic response symptoms. In healthy individuals, inhaled pollen and dust are trapped by the mucosal linining of the respiratory tract and expelled forcefully through the month or nostrils or either broken down internally. When the
protective ability of this mucosal barrier is compromised, the body compensates by increasing the production of mucous to facilitate expulsion of the allergen and cause breathing become difficult.

In ayurveda, there are several ways to manage this, ranging from pacification treatments to intense full body detoxification takes a little longer.

The treatment involves one or more of the five panchkarma procedures, which methodically remove toxins from the deep tissues and safely expels them from the body. It’s specially involves use of medicated ghee to bind toxins which are the root cause for all types of allergies.

Some simple pacification treatments for respiratory

  1. Optimize your digestive system

This is the key to managing most allergies. If your appetite is low and bowels are
      Not moving regularly, the digestive system must be corrected first. For a few days,
       Eat very light food such as hot, oil free made with fresh ginger and black pepper.  
      This will increase appetite and stimulate gastrointestinal tract to begin eliminating                                                                       
       Toxins more easily.

  1. Instill nasal drops:

        In the early morning after evacuating the bowels, 2-3 drop of Luke warm oil can be instilled into each nostrils to strengthen the nasal mucosal and prevent allergic    

3. Apply heat and steam to open the channel

After applying oil externally, heat and steam from a hot shower helps to soften the tissues and open the sweat glands. This stimulates excretion of toxins through sweat and also allows the oil to penetrate the deeper layers of skin.

These are the general methods to cure the allergy and with these treatments add some herbal support also like- Sitopladi Churna, Talisadi Churan, Tripatu, Ashwangandha, Bibhitaki, Haritaki, Chyavanprash Etc.

So one of the things that are most inspiring about ayurveda is its ability to heal each individual according to his or her particular needs. For every ailment, Ayurveda offers many effective treatment strategies. So ayurveda provides the best treatment to cure the diseases.