Monday, 8 August 2016

Importance of Panchkarma in Spring and Autumn

In Ayurveda the prevention measure is the prime concern. Ritucharya, seasonal routine is one of the best regimens dealing with preventive aspect of health care.
Seasonal variations cause accumulation of doshas in the body resulting in diseases.  These seasonal influences on the physiology are best treated by Panchkarma therapy. 
Ayurveda is the only system of medicine in the whole world which explains the need of purification of body. Panchkarma therapies are sophisticated purifying measures to remove the toxins from gross channels to subtle channels of the body. Panchakarma therapies are best indicated in aggravated stage of doshas.
Spring season with kapha aggravated stage and autumn with pitta aggravated stage are considered best season for Panchakarma treatment.
Spring season or vasantha ritu falls in the month of mid march to mid may.This season is considered as season of flowering and origin of new leaves. There is wet and cool weather so kapha dosha is predominant. Kapha increases and digestive fire i.e. Agni reduces. There is unexplained body pain especially in calf muscles, mild tremors in limbs, sore throat, tongue is white and person feels lot of fatigue, sluggishness and drowsiness and loses appetite.
In winter season digestive fire is high, so people usually eat more sweet and heavy food. It becomes difficult to digest these hard foods so ama starts getting accumulated. In spring because of the warm weather due to the heat of the sun the ama melts and the volume of ama gets more and clogs the channels of the body. In this season ama /toxins tend to be more mobile in our body i.e. Nature supports purification in spring.
If the toxins are not expelled out of the body it blocks the subtle and gross channels of our body and could lead to many diseases especially kaphaja disorders like respiratory problems, allergic reactions etc..,
Nature tries to put the toxins out of the body in this season. It needs help from us to facilitate the purification so spring is considered as the best season for Panchkarma.
Autumn or Sharad ritu falls from Mid-August to Mid-October.  It follows monsoon (Varsharitu) and precedes early winter (Hemanta ritu)
The heat of summer is in the memory, down pour of monsoon has just ended and the chill of winter is still on its way.
Ayurveda considers it as breeding season of all diseases.  There is aggravation of pitta dosha, decrease of vata dosha and digestive fire is moderate.
Panchkarma therapies are best indicated in this season.It prevents many pitta diseases like skin diseaseshyper acidity, liver & gall bladder problems, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, chronic migraine, inflammatory conditions and many more diseases.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Giloy – Ayurveda various puposes

Giloy is one of the wonder herbs in Ayurveda and is also known as
Guduchi, Amrita, and Tinospora Cordifilia.

Giloy is an immunomodulator herb, anti inflammatory, analgesic effect
and is helpful in many diseases fever, arthritis, dengue, infections,
low immunity, cancer, auto immune diseases, fatigue etc.

Stem and leaves are to be used of the plants. 

It is also helpful in rejuvenation.

It pacifies all the three Doshas – Vata Pitta Kapha.

Some of the medicinal uses and benefits are given below

1.      The first and most important benefit of Giloy is its ability
to boost immunity. It acts as a rejuvenating agent too. Giloy contains
antioxidant properties that improve health and fight diseases. It
acts in all kinds of infections

2.   Another benefit of Giloy is that it treats chronic fever.
Since it is anti-pyretic in nature, it can reduce signs and symptoms
of many diseases. It increases the count of your platelets and is
given in dengue, chicken gunia, Flu, malaria.

You may take a little extract of Giloy and combine it with honey for
preventing infections.

3.  Giloy can also take care of your digestive system. This Giloy
herb is popularly known for treating ailments of several kinds. Take
half a gram of Giloy powder along with some amla regularly. Giloy
juice can also be taken along with buttermilk in order to improve
digestion. This remedy can be used for patients suffering from piles
as well.

4.    Giloy helpful in Diabetes as well. Giloy acts as a
hypoglycaemic agent. It can lower the levels of blood pressure and
cholesterol. Diabetic patients can also take Giloy juice in order to
reduce high levels of blood sugar.

5.   Giloy can reduce both mental stress as well as anxiety. Giloy
is often combined with other herbs to make an excellent health tonic.
It will boost memory and also calms the mind.
6  . Giloy is helpful in arthritis also. It contains anti-flammatory as well as anti-arthritic properties that take care of
arthritis and its several symptoms; including joint pains it can be
given with ginger to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Giloy along with
castor oil is useful in gouty arthritis.

7.      Giloy is very effective in skin disorders as well. It helps
improves the circulation and heals the skin.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Ayurvedic treatment & medicine for Diabetes

Ancient scholars of Ayurveda knew Diabetes mellitus some 3,000 years ago.  The association of frequent urination with a sweet substance in the urine was first reported in Charak Sanhita the ancient Ayurvedic texts.

Ayurveda recognizes this disease right from the Vedic period with the name Prameha. The word prameha denoted prabhuta mootrata (excessive urination) and aavila mootrata (turbid urine) and Madhumeha means the flow of madhu (sugar) from the body. Ayurveda classics advocates two different types of therapy schedules for diabetes as listed below:

·        Apatarpana (De-Nourishment) And Samshodhana (Cleansing)

This Ayurvedic treatment of Diabetes is prescribed if you are obese and have heavy built. Maximum importance is given on de-nourishment of fats and elimination of endo- toxins by the way of various exercises, fasting and panchkarma like emesis, purgation, enema and blood-letting.

·        Santarpana (Replenishment) And Brumhana (Body Bulk Promotion)

This is prescribed if you are chronically ill with low immunity are underweight.  This therapy helps in providing the easily acceptable nutrient and micro nutrients to rebuild body tissues and help strength the defense mechanism without increasing blood sugar, fats and other metabolism.

There are foods which have a specific role in the treatment of diabetes.

·        Fenugreek seeds (Methi)
·        Bitter gourd (Karela)
·        Jambul fruit (Jamun)
·        Bael
·        Onion
·        Garlic
·        Aloe
·        Custard apple leaves
·        Neem leaves
·        Cabbage
·        Turmeric

Self help Guidence & Ayurvedic Remedies

1.     Preparation decoction by adding terminalia chebula (harad), nagarmortha, pathanlodhra bark in boiling water and take intermany 40 ml twice daily.

2.     Decoctions by boiling rakta-chandan, terminalia arjun bark and deradur bark 40ml twice daily.

3.     Fresh juices of whole plants of tinospora cordifolica (giloy) along with honey also are taken.

4.     Triphala, Shiljeet & Loha bhasam mixture good for diabetic.

5.     Triphala,daruhaldi decoction 30ml perday

6.     Leaves of gudmaas, leaves of tej patta, methi, karela good for diabetes

7.     The herbs-minerals preparation like Shilajeetyadi Vati, Basant Kusmakar Ras, Gokshuradi Guggulu can be take after consulting physician.

8.     Juices of bitter gourd (karela) or Rose apple (Jamun) of two tends leaves of Bilva & Neem may be taken on empty stomach daily, juice of Jamun should be taken once 25ml twice daily.

9.     Take twice daily with powder of rose apple stones (powder of jammun ki guthali).


·        Eliminate all objects that contain sugar from diet like wheat, rice, potato, sugarcane juice, jiggery, sweet fruits.
·         Reduce Fats especially butter 7 ghee from diet but may be taken as and when needed.  Take karela in any form without any fear and Jamun powder of its stone.
·        Take plenty of green vegetables, black gram, soya etc.

·        Resort to morning and evening walk pranayam and perform ardha-natsayendra asana, Bhujangasan, Dhanurasan helpful, but it should be performed under supervision of a yoga expert.

This Article Written By Dr. Jagbandhu Nath From Maharishi Ayurveda Hospital

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Eye Care with Panchkarma - Ayurveda Treatments

Eyes, being the most important organ in our body need a special care. Specially, in this running lifestyle where we are working al days long and majorly we are straining our eyes by working a lot on computers and other electronic gadgets, our eye needs rest, care and some detoxification and lubrication time to time.

Along with several eye exercises, Ayurveda recommends one of the most effective treatments (Eye Care with Panchkarma) which is called as Netra Tarpana.

Netra means eyes and Tarpana means nourishment so this is a treatment where nourishment of eyes is done. This nourishment is in turn to providing lubrication to eye muscles and optic nerve with the help of medicated ghee.

In this process, a special type of wall is built around eyes with dough of  Urad flour. And then medicated ghee is poured on eyes and then the eyes are blinked. The person is made to lie on the droni, the dough which is prepared by using prescribed gram flour is placed around both the eyes and precautions are taken so that the medicated ghee does not spill from the dough which is placed around the eyes.

Then the Luke warm medicated gritha is poured in to it, and made to stay for at least 5 min, then squeezed out and replaced with warm medicated ghee.
This procedure is performed for 20 to 25 minutes.

Benefits of Netra Tarpana :

  • ·        Nourishes the eyes
  • ·        Strengthens the nerves and muscles of the eyes
  • ·        Gives  freshness to the eyes
  • ·        Increases the circulation of the facial muscles and Facial nerves.
  • ·        Balances the dryness in eyes.
  • ·        Helps in improving the dimness of stressed eyes.
  • ·        Helpful in optic neuritis, early cataract, macular degeneration, and Bell’s palsy patients.

Clinical Indications:

  • ·        Refractive errors. Stiffness and roughness of the eye
  • ·        Corneal ulcers
  • ·        Dry eyes.
  • ·        Cataract
  • ·        Watery eyes.
  • ·        Glaucoma
  • ·        Night blindness
  • ·        Ptosis
  • ·        Computer vision syndrome
  • ·        Eye strain.
  • ·        Conjunctivitis.

Netra Tarpana is not only for the treatment of eye diseases but is a very effective prevention method which helps eyes in cleanliness, rejuvenation and perfect eyesight.