Ayurveda Cure & Prevention by Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines

Ayurvedic medicine is a system of healingslide-3

Ayur means life or living, and veda means knowledge, so Ayurveda has

been defined as the “knowledge of living” or the “science of longevity
Ayurveda is prevention as well as promotion of the body’s own capacity
for maintenance and balance.

Ayurveda has divided all kind of diseases and conditions into three
types of Dosha Vata, Pita and Kapha . Thsee three pillars are required
to be in equilibrium to maintaon a disease free body.”

Ayurvedic treatment seeks to re-establish balance and harmony in the
body’s systems. Ayurvedic medicine utilizes diet, detoxification and
purification techniques, herbal, meditation,

The  method of treatment involves  detoxification of the body, in the
belief that accumulated toxins must be removed and the body will
maintain its equilibrium.

Ayurvedic behaviour regimen & herbal  medicine plays important role in
emphazing  how people live their lives from day to day, believing that
proper lifestyles and routines accentuate balance,  and prevention It
helps reduce stress and improve mental energy.

Herbal Medicines are given to cure as well as prevent the diseases.
Maharishi has many herbal products that not only relieves you from
diseases but also help you prevent them too.

With the changing seaseons many disorders like cough, sneezing ,
abdominal pain, headache,fever , allergies,pain in the joints,immune
problems etc comes up

With the herbal medicines it not only cures but also prevent them from symptoms.

Quoting an example-

Prandhara – Herbal Drops

Useful in abdominal pain, diarrhoea, flu,cough,headache

If it is used in changing seasons (One drop in warm water) then flu,
abdominal disturbance doesn’t come up

So it is useful for both prevention and cure of diseases.

Ayurvedic herbal products have also been used alongside chemotherapy
and surgery to assist patients in recovery and healing.

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Ayurveda and hepatitis

The liver is the largest organ of our body, located on the right upper quadrant of our abdomens.
The functions which it performs are many. It produces bile for digestion, filters all toxins from the body, excretes bilirubin, balances cholesterol formation & hormones, metabolites carbohydrates fats and proteins, activates enzymes, synthesizes plasma proteins and clotting factors and stores glycogen, minerals, as well as vitamins (A, D, E, and K).

It is important to keep such an important organ healthy and functioning properly. A damaged liver may be either inflamed by the attack of viruses or infected by the toxic substances like alcohol and drugs, which can lead to different types of hepatitis.

Types of viral hepatitis
1. Hepatitis A and E are caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water.
2. Hepatitis B, C and D occur as a result of parenteral contact with infected body fluids.

Non-viral Hepatitis
1. Hepatitis can be caused by consumption of excessive alcohol and other toxic substances that include overuse of medication or exposure to poisons.
2. The immune system may mistake the liver as a harmful object and attack it, hindering liver function.

Ayurveda and hepatitis
Ayurvedic name for liver is “Yakrut”, the seat of fire element (pita) and root of blood channels.
Ayurveda considers the liver as a centre and origin (mula sthana) of the circulatory system (raktavaha
srotas). Modern science validated the efficacy of Ayurvedic medicine Livomap, from Maharishi Ayurveda.

Research conducted at All India Institute of Medical Science, and R&D of Maharishi Ayurveda Product on Livomap, proved the efficacy of ayurveda in hepatitis ailment without any side effect. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is increasingly as an important entity in the spectrum of liver disease indicating the presence of fatty infiltration of liver in non-alcoholics.

A double blend clinical trial on Livomap in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease showed that it is significantly effective in reducing hepatic steatosis determined on ultrasonography. It also reduced the triglycerides levels and pain in abdomen. In a nutshell, Livomap tablets and syrup from Maharishi Ayurveda is the safest method one can use in protecting and maintaining his/her liver.

Yoga and Cholesterol

Yoga is an anYoga-Class-cient form of relaxation and exercise that has many healthy benefits, including lowering

cholesterol. This is a relaxation technique that specifically can help in lowering LDL cholesterol which is the “bad” cholesterol in the blood that is produced by the liver.

Scientists in general have made the connection between higher stress levels and an increase in LDL cholesterol levels. Yoga takes care in lowering stress, which results in lower cholesterol. The practice of Yoga improves the blood and oxygen flow around the body which aids in the removal of toxins and waste.

For yoga to be truly beneficial to the lowering of your unwanted bad cholesterol it must be practiced on a regular basis. Preliminary Yoga Asanas can help to bring down the level of bad cholesterol in an affected individual. Cholesterol rises greatly with stress.

Yoga gives you the best way to relive your stress and reduces stress hormones, which in turn lowers cholesterol. A study showed that those who received instruction on yoga techniques, lifestyle recommendations and a healthy diet had a 23% drop in cholesterol–from 247 to 185–compared with 4% among those who did not. The yoga- practicing group also had a 26% drop in low-density lipoprotein, known as bad cholesterol, compared with 3% in the control group. The weight loss and conditioning that come with regular yoga practice also tend to lower triglyceride levels and boost HDL, high levels of which protect against heart attacks.

YOGA POSES FOR CHOLESTEROL

(Please do these practices under proper guidance only)Yoga

  1. Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)

This yoga pose is for thyroid & parathyroid glands, located in the neck region, since due to the firm chin-lock in Sarvangasana there is increased fresh blood supply to these glands. This ample supply of blood increases their working efficiency. These glands regulate protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, affecting how human cells use energetic compounds.

  1. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist).Ardha Matsyendrasana

3.This yoga therapy is for abdomen and internal organs receive a deep internal message, helping to squeeze out toxins, stimulate digestion and supply organs with fresh circulation upon release.

  1. Shalabhasana (Locust Pose)

This yoga position will strengthen lower back muscles and increasing the flexibility of the back. It improves liver function, it keeps cholesterol under Shalabhasanacontrol, cures constipation and dyspepsia, alleviates gastric ailments. It reduction of excess fats around the hips, waist, thighs, and abdominal area, making the waist more resilient, stimulation of the solar plexus, massaging the heart and other internal organs.

  1. Vajrasana

This yoga pose makes the body exceptionally strong and healthy. Vajra means thunderbolt in Sanskrit. Apart from reducing cholesterol this asana has several other benefits. It corrects the disorders of the stomach, Intestine, Liver Kidney, and the organs of the abdomen area by activity and energizing them.

If you follow these simple rules and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you will find that your cholesterol level is under control. Lowering your cholesterol level will greatly diminish your threat of heart attack, heart disease, stroke, and other severe cardiovascular diseases.

So live healthy and enjoy a good life.

DIET AND ROUTINE IN MADHUMEHA

Madhumeha is a disease caused mostly by improper diet and lifestyle.So it becomes necessary to correct the diet and routine.-Diet-Lifestyle

For Sthoulya mehi advise more kapha pacifying diet and Karshya mehi advise more Vata pacifying diet and routine.

Diet should be changed according to the underlying dosha predominance.

DIET

  • Avoid all kinds of sugar, jaggery, sweet foods and juices, excess pishtanna i.e rice, potato etc…
  • Avoid shukta and Madhya i.e fermented drinks and alcohol.
  • Avoid anoopa mamsa i.e flesh of marshy land and red meat.
  • Avoid new grains(nava anna).
  • Avoid day sleep.
  • Avoid sedentary life style.
  • Avoid cold foods , cold drinks,frozen deserts
  • Avoid large quantities of foods at night.
  • Avoid yogurt.
  • Avoid canned foods and reheated foods.
  • Avoid oily and deep fried foods.
  • Favourlight,dry,hot,crunchy,pungent,bitter,

astringent taste.

  • Favour freshly prepared food and not leftovers.Ayurveda-6-tastes
  • Use natural sugar substitutes like stevia.
  • Do fasting once a week for 12 hours from 6 am to 6 pm and take light kichadi in the evening.This is for sthoulya mehi only.
  • Drink warm water morning on empty stomach.
  • Favour yava,godhuma,shastikashali,kulatta,

mudga, chanaka, adhaki, saktu.

  • Favour bitter vegetables like patola (Trisanthus Dioica), methika, karavellaka.
  • Favour fruits like dadima, jambu, amalaki, kapitta (Limonia Acidissimo), oranges.
  • Favour popcorn, roasted channa, puffed rice.
  • Favour vegetable soups, light kichadi, simple cooked vegetables for dinner.
  • Favour spices like turmeric,cinnamon,coriander,ginger,

black pepper, garlic,onion,curry leaves,fenugreek,asafoetida,cumin.

ROUTINE

  • Wake up before sunrise i.e. 6 am.daily-routines-
  • Do self body oil massage before bath.
  • Regular in exercises, walking, yoga, pranayama, TM.
  • Regular in breakfast, lunch and dinner timings.Breakfast -light, Lunch-main meal, Dinner-light.
  • Walking leisurely 100 steps after dinner.
  • Go to bed at 10 pm.

“When Sleep Is Sound, Health & Happiness Is Abound”: Tips For Sound Sleep

Nidra or Sleep is counted to be one of the Troupstambhas (Three pillars of the bodyIt is an essential component for good health and sleep
peace of mind. Sound sleep imparts energy bothtowards mental and physical health.Sleep Disorders are a wide-spread problem these days that interferes with both the physical and the mental ability of the body.  Sleep disturbances can cause impaired metabolism, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, obesity etc. Sleep disorders occur majorly due to aggravation of Vata and Pitta Dosha and imbalance of Kapha Dosha.

Lifestyle Tips for a Sound Sleep

  1. a) Diet

  • Vata and Pitta pacifying diet is recommended.
  • Warm foods should be taken instead of cold foods.
  • Food should not be too spicy.
  • Avoid stimulants like tea, coffee, alcohol, and smoking.
  • Stick to a perfect diet schedule; take dinner by7:30 p.m.
  • Take Warm Milk at bed-time.
  • Taking Green Tea during the day helps improve metabolism and reduces stress.
  1. b) Lifestyletips-to-sleep-well-326x235
  • Try to be Stress free
  • Go for regular walks
  • Do oil massage regularly before taking bath
  • Do feet massage with ghee every night
  • Watch yoursleep timings
  • Try tosleep by 10:00 pm
  • Watching T.V. late at night or using phones or computers just before going to bed; disrupts a sound sleep
  • Sticking to asleep schedule everyday helps a lot
  1. c) Transcendental Meditation
  • M. is an effective way to reduce stress, dissolve anxieties and invite a sense of calm to your mind. This simple practice can help you to release tension and worries before they interfere with yoursleep.
  1. d) Do regular Pranayama and Yogapranayam
  • Pranayama is an excellent way to revitalize energy in the body. Pranayama cleanses and
    strengthens the physical body while calming and clearing the mind. Yogic Practices gives relaxation to the body reducing physical, mental and emotional
  1. e) Panchkarma
  • Regularly having Panchkarma Therapies for detoxification and rejuvenation helps and supports the mind and the body to handle any up-coming stress whilst eliminating the body of any accumulated stresses. Doing Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Basti and Nasya treatment for detoxification helps to improve mental and physical ability.

This blog is Witten by  Dr. Vishakha Mahindroo, M.D. from Bharati Vidya Peeth University, Pune. she has six years of Clinical Experience in running independent Ayurvedic OPD with intense experience in handling Panchkarma.  Dr. Vishakha  has been associated with Maharishi Ayurveda Hospital since 2007 and is looking after both IPD and OPD.

ARUCHI (Loss of appetite or Anorexia)

Aruchi as known to be the inability to eat food irrespective of hunger or aversion towards food

 

Aruchi can be co-related to modern term ANOREXIA (lack of loss of appetite or food). In modern terminology it’s considered to be a disorder but in Ayurveda Aruchi is considered to be a form of symptom more associated with some disease.

 

Arochka – According to Ayurveda is a condition manifested due to affliction of Annavaha Srotas (G.I. Tract) in association with Rasa Vaha Srotas (Circulatory System).

The cardinal symptoms are loss of desire towards food or absence of inclination for food.

The Three doshas that are not in equilibrium produces Aruchi. Vata Dosha (Prana anorexia– Udana and Samana), in association with Pitta (pachaka) play vital role in bringing about hunger. Hunger stimulates proper perception of taste. For the normal perception of taste, Kapha (Bodhaka -existing in mouth), Prana Vata (existing in head and neck) and Samana Vata (persisting in stomach) along with Pachaka Pitta should have proper co-ordination. If the relation is hampered or disturbed, anorexia is caused.

Reasons for loss of taste:
1. Excess intake of heavy and unctuous (oily) food
2. Indigestion and loss of digestive fire (digestion strength)
3. Psychological causes like fear, stress, and dissatisfaction etc
4. Secondary to worm infestation, anemia, jaundice, Kaphaja disorders etc
5. Incompatible food, unwholesome or polluted food intake etc

Types and their features:
1. Vataja Aruchi
Distress, pain in various body parts, cardiac pain, hypersensitivity of teeth, astringent taste in mouth etc. are found here
2. Paittik Aruchi (pitta origin)
Thirst, burning sensation, cutting pain, bitter – sour mixed pungent taste in the mouth and bad odor of the mouth are the features of this condition.
3. Kaphaja Aruchi
Sweet mixed salty taste in the mouth, sliminess, heaviness; coldness and nausea are the features of Kaphaja aruchi.

  1. Tridoshic Aruchi 15-01_TasteBuds
    Mixed features of all the Doshas are found.
    5. Agantuja Aruchi
    This kind of anorexia is caused due to stress, grief, fear, anger, greediness etc.

 

Management of Aruchi that can be done with some dietary and behavioral changes is –
1. Eat easily digestible food and food that helps in digestion like
a. Buttermilk
b. Kichdi
c. Mudga yusha (green moong dal soup)
d. Dadima (pomegranate)
e. Ginger

  1. Avoid taking water immediately after taking meals
  2. Eat on proper times
  3. Do not to have a full stomach meal
  4. Not to have unwholesome diet like
    Incompatible food
    b. Heavy food intake
    c. Curd
  5. Suppression of natural urges is not to be done.
  6. Stress, Anger should be avoided
  7. Aruchi associated with some disease should be treated along with the proper herbs mentioned by the doctor

                                                                                                                       Dr Vishakha Mahindroo                                                                                                                           Maharishi Ayurveda Hospital