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Dr Sushant Sud is a reputed Ayurved Physician practicing at Teen Batti area based in Jamnagar with a career spanning more than 7 years. He did his M.D. in Ayurved (Rasa Shastra) from the reputed Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda located in Udupi, Karnataka. He further obtained a D.H.M from the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare in Munerka, New Delhi and did his CHSE from the Indian Institute of Public Health in Gandhinagar. He not only is excellent with Chronic disorders treatment like Diabetes, Hypertension, Thyroid and Musculoskeletal treatment he also is an expert when it comes to Ayurvedic lifestyle related disorders treatment. You can consult Dr Sushant Sud at Nirmaya Health Care in Jamnagar where he has a flourishing practice spanning just over 7 years, making him one of the most promising Ayurvedist in and around the city. Dr Sushant Sud is a professional renowned for his ethical practices and post treatment patient care. His treatment style is fact-based and patient-oriented where he analytically treats the ailments of those approaching him. The precision with which Dr. Sushant Sud deals with his patients has earned him a name in the medical community both in Jamnagar and elsewhere. Despite rising towards the top of his field, Dr. Sushant Sud is accessible to all his patients and his friendly demeanor ensures that his patients open up to him, something which is extremely important in the field of medicine and wholesome well being.

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M.D. (Ayurved) - SDM College of Ayurved Udupi - 2011
D.H.M - National Institute of Health & Family Welfare Munirka New Delhi - 2014
CHSE - Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar - 2015
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Received Best Paper Certificate In The 3rd International Conference On Rasashastra - Dravya Guna At JS Ayurved College Nadiad
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Received Best Paper Certificate In The Sambhasha - 2017 International Conference On The Scope & Management of Diabetes Mellitus Madhumeha At NIA Jaipur On The Topic High Cardiovascular Risk In Patients With Diabetes - A Challenge For Ayurved
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HIGH CARDIOVASCULAR MENACE IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES- A CHALLENGE FOR AYURVED

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar

A Clinical Interpretation Of The Term Vishaada W.s.r. To Generalized Anxiety Disorder!

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
A Clinical Interpretation Of The Term Vishaada W.s.r. To Generalized Anxiety Disorder!

A Clinical Interpretation Of The Term Vishaada W.s.r. To Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Vishaada is a psychological disorder as old as mankind. The Ayurvedic texts have vividly described various mental disorders and psychological disturbances. But the detailed description of these disorders is arbitrary except for Unmada and Apasmara. One such ill-defined and an unexplored term is Vishaada. Its references are so scattered which makes it very difficult for the clinicians to differentiate and diagnose this condition. Ayurvedic researchers have tried to study and compare the symptomatology of Generalized Anxiety Disorder under the umbrella of several psychological entities but there has been a lacuna in establishing a concrete conclusion to establish a comparative modern clinical entity in simulation to Vishaada. Ayurvedic medical literature was carried out. Although this work focuses primarily on Ayurveda, multidisciplinary literature and research have been analyzed along with the philosophical literature that relates to Vishaada. After studying the disorder in detail it was concluded that the psychological and somatic presentation of the disease entity Vishaada is similar to Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Introduction

Ayurveda is one of the most ancient systems of medicine in the world. It is a science of life, health, and cure based on the eternal laws of nature. This unique Ancient Indian Wisdom has survived vividly down the ages and is flourishing in the present times in newer dimensions attracting the attention globally. According to Ayurveda mental health is a state of sensorial, mental and spiritual well being. The mental ill health is brought about essentially as a result of unwholesome interaction between the individual and his environment.

A wide range of psychiatric conditions has been described in Ayurveda. Primary psychological conditions caused purely by Manasa Doshas, i.e. Rajas and Tamas include Kama, Krodha, Moha, Shoka, Bhaya, Irshya, Vishaada, etc. Moreover, other psychiatric conditions are also described in the classical literature caused by mixed Samprapti including both the Sharirika and Manas Doshas.
In the Ayurvedic classics, Vishaada is not described as a separate disease entity but references regarding Vishaada are found scattered in most Indian classics. A few of earlier done research works have projected the term Vishaada as Depression. But looking into the pathophysiology and symptomatic presentation of Vishaada, this evaluation did not seem to be concrete. On the other hand, ayurvedic researchers have tried to study and compare the symptomatology of Generalized Anxiety Disorder under the umbrella of several psychological entities like Chittodvega, Anavasthittachitta, Attatvabhinivesha, etc. In both the cases, there has been a lacuna in establishing a concrete conclusion to establish a comparative modern clinical entity in simulation to Vishaada.
 

In spite of the scarcity of direct references of Vishaada, the available references have more than sufficient potential to elaborate and establish an understandable disease review of this condition. This is supplemented by the description of Vishaada in Srimad Bhagavad Gita. This description helps in designing the framework of disease Vishaada. Taking into consideration all these facts a hypothesis to understand Vishaada in context of Generalized Anxiety disorder was made and after studying the disorder in detail it was concluded that the psychological and somatic presentation of the disease entity Vishaada is similar to Generalized Anxiety Disorder of modern psychiatry.

Definition and symptomatology of Vishaada

Various authors have derived, defined and interpreted the term Vishaada in different ways. A few of which have been described below
 Shabda Kalpadruma and Vachaspatyam refer to Vishaada as Avasada. Vishaada=Manoavsada=Swakarya Akshamatva=Inability of mind to perform its routine functions effectively (Vachaspatyam).
 Monier Williams gives the meaning of Vishaada as drooping state, lassitude, depression, languor.
Looking into the dictionary meaning of this word it appears that Vishaada resembles depression but having a closer look at other references present in Ayurvedic texts and the epitome of ancient psychology – Bhagavad Gita the symptomatology of Vishaada shows a great resemblance to the features of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
“Asiddhibhayat vividheshu karmeshu apravritti vishaada” Dalhana defines Vishaada as a condition originated from apprehension of failure resulting into incapability of mind and body to function properly. There is a significant reduction in both the activities. This condition arises out of low self-esteem. Low self-esteem leads to the low-performance expectation which again leads to high anxiety (Udvignata) and reduced effort (Apravritti).

According to modern psychiatry, anxiety is defined as a phenomenon which is characterized by a state of apprehension or unease arising out of anticipation of danger. It is well reported that patients with generalized anxiety disorder appear to have autonomic hypo responsiveness[8] which does not necessarily mean that the patient is suffering from depression.
“Vishaado anushtheyo atmanam ashaktatajananam.” In this definition, Chakrapani comments that Vishaada is a feeling of incompetence to accomplish or perform the desired work.

To perform well or to achieve a goal, one needs a moderate amount of anxiety to anticipate and apprehend the consequence of a decision or behavior. But when a person is unable to cope up with this stress it leads to a feeling of incompetence to accomplish the desired goal and leads to an intense disagreeable state, associated with an undefined threat to one‟s physical and psychological self. Subjectively patient use words such as tense, panicky, terrified, jittery, nervous, wound up, and apprehensive.

Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by a pattern of frequent, persistent worry and anxiety that is out of proportion to the impact of the event or circumstance that is the focus of the worry. For getting a clear picture of Vishaada it is important to review the literature available in the acclaimed book of psychological counseling since ages i.e. Bhagwad Gita

In the first chapter of Bhagwad Gita named as „Arjuna Vishaada Yoga‟, when Arjuna sees most of his relatives, friends, and elders lined opposite to him in the war he develops Vishaada which is specified by the Vishidayantee process. Due to this Vishaada, he develops certain symptoms presented below which are quite similar to symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. As a result of this disorder, he develops dejection and flight reaction. For which Lord Krishna begins psychological counseling and clears his misconceptions one by one.

A clear understanding of each symptom of Vishaada mentioned by Shri Krishna is Bhagwad Gita provides a platform for understanding the presentation of symptoms in Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

In the Ayurvedic classics, Vishaada is not described as a separate disease entity but references regarding Vishaada are found scattered in most Indian classics. It may be due to Pravara sattva and comparatively less stressful lifestyle of our ancestors that Vishaada has not been described as a separate disease entity in our classics. But realizing the nuisance value of this condition Acharya Charaka has included it in the “Agrya Samgraha” as “Vishado Roga Vardhanaanaam”. In spite of the scarcity of direct references to Vishaada, the available. references have more than sufficient potential to elaborate and establish an understable disease review of this condition. This is supplemented by the description of Vishaada in “Srimad Bhagvad Gita”.This description helps in designing the framework of disease Vishaada.
A few of earlier done research works have projected the term Vishaada as Depression. But looking into the pathophysiology and symptomatic presentation of Vishaada this evaluation did not seem to be concrete. On the other hand ayurvedic researchers have tried to study and compare the symptomatology of Generalized Anxiety Disorder under the umbrella of several psychological entities like Chittodvega, Anavasthittachitta, Attatvabhinivesha, etc. In both the cases there has been a lacuna in establishing a concrete conclusion to establish a comparative modern clinical entity in simulation to Vishaada.

Taking into consideration all these facts a hypothesis to understand Vishaada in context of Generalized Anxiety disorder was made and after studying the disorder in detail it was concluded that the psychological and somatic presentation of the disease entity Vishaada is similar to Generalized Anxiety Disorder of modern psychiatry.

The dictionary meaning of the word Vishaada is misguiding and leads us to a wrong simulation of this condition with Depression but having a closer look at other references present in Ayurvedic texts and the epitome of ancient psychology – Bhagavad Gita the symptomatology of Vishaada shows a great resemblance to the features of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Dalhana defines Vishaada as a condition originated from apprehension of failure resulting into incapability of mind and body to function properly which is quite similar to the definition of anxiety given by modern psychiatry i.e. a phenomenon which is characterized by a state of apprehension or unease arising out of anticipation of danger.This condition arises out of low self-esteem. Low self-esteem leads to low-performance expectation which again leads to high anxiety (Udvignata) and reduced effort (Apravritti). It is well supported by the fact that patients with generalized anxiety disorder appear to have autonomic hypo responsiveness which does not necessarily mean that the patient is suffering from depression.
Chakrapani comments that Vishaada is a feeling of incompetence to accomplish or perform the desired work. To perform well or to achieve a goal, one needs a moderate amount of anxiety to anticipate and apprehend the consequence of a decision or behavior. Subjectively patient use words such as tense, panicky, terrified, jittery, nervous, wound up, and apprehensive. When a person is unable to cope up with this daily stress it leads to a feeling of incompetence to accomplish the desired goal and leads to an intense disagreeable state, associated with an undefined threat to one‟s physical and psychological self.
Gangadhara and Arundatta describes Vishaada as “Sarvada manah khedah” and “Dukhkhitvam” respectively which similar to definition of Generalized anxiety disorder which is characterized by a pattern of frequent, persistent worry and anxiety that is out of proportion to the impact of the event or circumstance that is the focus of the worry.
Although various authors have tried to interpret Vishaada in their own way but Bhagwad-Gita the essence of Vedic Literature shows us the path to interpret this condition and providing the base of understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder in context of Vishaada. Arjuna got anxious when he saw his relatives with whom he had to fight. To motivate him the Bhagavad-Gita is preached in the battle field Kurukshetra by Lord Krishna to Arjuna as counseling to do his duty while multitudes of men stood by waiting. Arjuna faced the problem of conflict between emotions and intellect. Due to this Vishaada he develops certain symptoms presented below which are quite similar to symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. As a result of this disorder he develops dejection and flight reaction. For which Lord Krishna begins psychological counseling and clears his misconceptions one by one. This reference from Gita puts a clear picture for the framework of disease Vishaada.
On the other hand, various authors have tried to interpret Vishaada as Depression due to a lot of similarities in the list of presentations. Anxiety and depression have a lot of similarities and both can manifest with feelings of hopelessness, agitation, feeling withdrawn, fatigue, lack of ambition, inability to enjoy things that used to bring pleasure, fear of the future, inability to cope with stressful situations, etc. It is also true that anxiety and depression often co-exist, in fact persons with actual anxiety disorders almost always have a degree of depression, along with it and persons with clinical depression also commonly have co-existing anxiety.GAD has been said to represent a residual phase of chronic depression (Nisita et al., 1990).

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is one such disorder where a patient commonly experiences a mix of both anxiety symptoms and depression symptoms. They may at times have stronger manifestations of depression and at other times, stronger manifestations of anxiety, while at other times, they are both about even in manifestation.

In a nutshell, we can say that Vishaada cannot be termed as Depression because of the following reasons

1) A major distinguishing feature of depression that is often listed as one of its major symptoms is “profound sadness”. In Vishaada a person has spells of emotion, that causes them to have crying spells etc., but it is not the same profound sadness that is more chronically severe with depression.

2) A major feature of Vishaada is the “fear emotion”, which can be the bewildering type, such as severe anxiety attacks or panic attacks or can be the chronic lingering type that manifests as severe worry and apprehension. The chronic worry aspect of anxiety, is what is most often mistakenly referred to as depression, when it is actually a fear emotion (fear of the future, fear about health, finances etc.) and though it is not in the depression category, can result into depressive symptoms, due to the prolonged periods of stress it causes.

3) Vishaada is an anxiety disorder whereas Depression is a mood disorder.

4) In Vishaada the individual does not suffer from suicidal tendencies unlike in depression.

5) It is emphasized by Acharya Charaka that “Vishaado Roga Vardhananam”.Anxiety has been regarded as causing various other diseases, not depression.

Therefore we can infer that Vishaada is not Depression and it can be compared with Generalized Anxiety disorder. Various authors have tried to use these terms at ease often contradicting each other as to the exact meaning of the term but it is important to keep in mind the clinical implications along with the literary meaning in order to understand the term efficiently. Hence, it can be concluded that Vishaada can be compared with Generalized Anxiety disorder based on the references available and the similarity in clinical presentations of both the conditions.

 

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Efficacy and Usefulness of Visha dravyas in Rasaushadhis (HMPs)!

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Efficacy and Usefulness of Visha dravyas in Rasaushadhis (HMPs)!

Efficacy and Usefulness of Visha dravyas in Rasaushadhis (HMPs)

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Occupational Lifestyle Diseases-an Emerging Issue!

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Occupational Lifestyle Diseases-an Emerging Issue!

Occupational lifestyle diseases-an emerging issue.

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Importance Of Goghrita In Lifestyle and Mental Disorders!

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Importance Of Goghrita In Lifestyle and Mental Disorders!

Importance of Goghrita in Lifestyle and Mental disorders

Ghrita is used since ancient times including the vedic kala. Ghrita is described in Ayurveda as Sapta dhatu vardhak, Ojo vardhak and is suggested to take in day to day life. A brief glance at the qualities of go-ghrita shows that it has been described as Buddhivardhaka-augmenting intelligence, Smritivardhaka-enhancing memory, Deepana-improves appetite and is useful in the treatment of Unmada, Apasmara, Murccha, and Mada. It is also useful in the diseases affecting the nervous system in particular. The anti-oxidants in Go ghrita make it a miraculous Rasayana and thus useful as a wonderful anti-ageing therapy. Mind and body are intimately associated with each other. The function of body organs depends on mental makeup of an individual and vice versa. Ayurveda has indicated the use of cow‘s go ghrita i.e., go-ghrita in all types of lifestyle and psychological disorders. Beyond maintaining a healthy mind, go ghrita is also prescribed for anxiety, depression, dementia, insanity, epilepsy and other disorders of consciousness. Go ghrita older than one year is especially good for healing the mind. Go ghrita takes nutrients from your food and delivers them through fat permeable membranes like in the brain. Go ghrita taken regularly in small doses is invaluable as it not only increases the digestive capacity but also it has nourishing property. Hence, go-ghrita takes the deserved credit, with several beneficial effects on human body and mind and thus holds an important position in Ayurvedic chikitsa.

A. Importance of go ghrita

It is good for eyes as it increases vision, production of semen, increase agni, has madhur vipaka, cold, pacifies the tridoshas, increase retention power/capacity (memory), increases beauty, ojas and teja. etc . In (Jatakarma) after clamping of umbilical cord jatakarma sanskar is done in the new born, in the presence of hymns, new born is given honey and ghrita as linctus . After consumption food, using ghrita destroys the diseases like sirashula (headache), parshvashula (backache), ansashula, kasa (cough), swasha (dyspnoea).

B. Five reasons for consuming ghrita

1. Safer and Healthier: Go ghrita is composed of saturated fat; it is also readily metabolized by the body and is a far safer choice.

2. Aids in Digestion: It can stimulate secretion of stomach acids, hence fastening the digestive process.

3. Reduces Cholesterol Level: It can help in reducing cholesterol level in intestine as well as serum because go ghrita enhance the secretion of biliary lipids.

4. Rich in Antioxidants: It helps the body readily absorb the vitamins and minerals present in food, offering complete nutrition and also strengthening the immune system.

5. Fight against Cancer: Go ghrita can enhance the availability of enzymes which are responsible for detoxification of cancer-causing substance.

C. Guna – Karma

Ghrita pacifies the vikaras manifested due to vata and pitta, beneficial for rasa, shukra and ojas, pacifies burning sensation, makes the body soft, and increases the beauty of voice and complexion.6 It is auspicious, cold in potency and sweet both in taste as well as vipaka when administered

D. Properties and composition of ghrita

Ghrita provides energy to body as it is more useful than the carbohydrates and proteins; one gram of ghrita gives 9.3 calories. The chemical composition of ghrita is mentioned below: 8 Tri -glycerides -97.098% Di- glycerides-0.25 - 1.4% Monoglycerides – 0.16 - 0.038 % Ketoacid glycerides-0.015-0.018 % Glycerylesters -0.011-0.05% Free fatty acids -0.1-0.44% Phospholipids -0.2 -1.0% Sterols – 0.22-0.41% Vitamin-A --2500 I.U (per 100 gm) Vitamin –D8.5x 10.7gm (per 100 gm) Vitamin-E --24x10.3gm ( per 100 gm) Vitamin-K—1x10.4gm ( per 100 gm) Butric acid – 4.5 -6.0 % Caporic acid -1.0-1.36% Caprylic acid -0.9-1% Capric acid-1.5-1.8% Lauric acid-6-7% Myristic acid -21-23% Palmitic acid – 19-19.5% Stearic acid -11-11.5% Arachidic acid -0.5-0.8% Oleic acid - 27-27.5%

E. Role of go ghrita in certain lifestyle disorders

1. Allergic Rhinitis (sinusitis) Potions of clarified butter various sorts of emetics and fomentations (sveda) may be prescribed in nasal catarrh (pratishyaya), except in fresh and acute cases.

2. Headache /migraine To be prescribed in cases of the suryavarta type of shiraroga. The diet should principally consist of boiled rice and milk with clarified butter and the essence or extract of the meat of jangala animals.

F. Role of go ghrita in certain mental disorders

1. Apasmara Sarpi chikitsa described in treatment of Unmada should be done in Apsmara rogi. Especially purana ghrita is used internally and externally.

2. Unmada  Vataja variety: In vatika type of Unmada, the physician should first of all ascertain the exact nature of vayu and in the beginning administer sneha.  Agantuja variety: The patient suffering from exogenous type of Unmada should be given sarpi pana and mantras etc should be recited for better healing.

G. Effect of go ghrita on soma (body)

Body massage with go ghrita is good for enhancing immune system. It could be use as a facial moisturizer and also internally in heat burns for better relief and in various skin treatment.

H. Effect of go ghrita on mind

Go ghrita has a striking efficacy in crossing BBB (Blood Brain Barrier) which is very much needed for treating mental anomalies.

I. Advantages of ghrita

A spastic and lean man when made to undergo snehana (through go ghrita) shows a drastic change making him mentally balanced and stout. Ghrita is best suited for improving intelligence, curing insanity, increasing sexual power, good eyesight, and good voice, those suffering from injury to chest, emaciation, visarpa, tuberculosis and fever. It is best among fatty materials. It is a good coolant thus it possesses one thousand good qualities and does a thousand actions when used with proper processing.

J. Demerits or contraindications of go ghrita

Living life according to desha (habitat), kala (time) and along with morality is good life. And the science which shows light in this path is Ayurved. This being nectar to life if not followed strictly will turn in to poison. Similarly go ghrita is also contraindicated for some individuals at certain times. Those being over obese and having kapha, medas in excess and those who do not do exercise should not take go ghrita in excess or regularly. Those people suffering from oozing from mouth and anus, who have take alcoholic drink, whose doshas are accumulated in the body and those having tonsillitis should not consume go ghrita in excess. After having taken go ghrita one should not drink hot water immediately

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How Ayurveda Helps To Treat Arthritis?

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
How Ayurveda Helps To Treat Arthritis?

Inflammation and resultant pain in the joints are usually the basic tenets of Arthritis. This joint disorder can be painful and often, a debilitating one. It can also make the joints stiff. There are many ways of dealing with this problem, but with Ayurveda, one can get to the root cause of the ailment and its presence. This helps in taking a well rounded holistic approach towards treating it with ancient know how that revolves around herbs and other natural substances which have great medicinal value, lifestyle changes, diet, exercise and Yoga, oil massages, and other methods. Arthritis is known as Sandhivata in Ayurvedic jargon.

Read on to find out how Ayurveda can help in dealing with Arthritis:

  • Herbs: One can make use of various herbs that contain Linoleic Acid to help in providing lubrication to the joints so as to prevent pain and stiffness. These herbs include Borage seed oil which is extracted from Borage seed, Evening Primrose oil, Blackcurrant seed oil, Capsaicin, Curcumin, Feverfew, Flaxseed oil and a standard Ayurvedic concoction that combines Ashwagandha, Gugulla, ginger, cumin and haldi or turmeric. These substances can help in treating the joints that are suffering from the pain of Arthritis.
  • Diet: In Ayurveda, to treat ailments like Arthritis, it is usually recommended that a patient should start by flushing out the body toxins from within. Diet is one of the ways in which this can be done. A detoxification diet to clean the colon would be one of the foremost ways of doing a cleanse. Further, in one's daily diet, there should be a good dose of vegetables, fruits and other juices. Also, one must have plenty of herbs and spices, which can be used to season the food. Curd should generally be avoided and garlic should be used liberally. The various properties that help in an inside out cleanse that will help the system function in a better manner so that the treatment of ailments is also effectively supported.
  • Exercise: In Ayurveda, a certain amount of daily exercise, which spans at least 45 minutes to one hour, is a must. A pattern of healthy eating, restful sleep and exercise is what usually helps in treating ailments like Arthritis. For this ailment specifically, light exercise like walking is recommended. Various Yoga asanas that involve sitting, standing, balancing and lying down poses as well as restful poses will also help in treating knee, shoulder and lower back pain specifically. Also, mustard oil massages can help in reducing the pain.

These are the few ways in which Ayurveda can help Arthritis patients live a more normal life with minimal pain. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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Advantages Of Haldi Milk!

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Advantages Of Haldi Milk!

Turmeric or haldi in combination with milk can have unimaginable effects on your health. It is also an amazing mixture for personal care. Haldi milk for long has been a great naturopathic remedy to counter your day-to-day issues related to health. The benefits of this concoction must have been drilled into your head by several bollywood flicks that use it as a potent trope. In case you are still unaware, go through the following points.

You can experience the advantages of haldi milk in these many ways:

  1. It helps to treat common cold: A running nose and a clogged throat can be gotten rid of by drinking warm turmeric milk. Common cold is a recurrent problem bothering most people. It cures the soreness in one's throat and is also sought after because of its antibacterial or antiviral properties.
  2. If you suffer from body aches, this drink will give you relief: Athletes are particularly fond of this golden drink as it adds strength to a person's overall structure. Haldi milk makes the joints of your body sturdy; especially your spine.
  3. It is great for the health of your liver: If you have a problematic liver that keeps giving you a hard time, you should try drinking haldi milk. Haldi is known for its positive effects on one's lymphatic system. It can purify your blood by eliminating impurities in it, thus further accelerating liver function.
  4. You must see how it stalls the growth of cancer cells: Cancer is one threatening disease that once contracted, is hard to be curbed. Haldi can effectively stall the growth and multiplication of cancer cells in case of breast, lungs, colon, and prostate cancers.
  5. Painful menstruations can be taken care of now: If menstrual cramps turn you into an irritable, curled up mass, you should surely go for turmeric milk. There is no point in bearing with intolerable pain for ven a few days of the month when a solution as handy as this is available for you. It acts as an antispasmodic and pregnant women drink it to ensure smooth delivery.
  6. Sleepless nights can be kept at bay: Amino acids are required for a good eight hours of sleep. Haldi milk contains tryptophan which is a sleep inducing amino acid. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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7 Most Common Symptoms Of Gastritis And Its Ayurvedic Remedies!

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
7 Most Common Symptoms Of Gastritis And Its Ayurvedic Remedies!

Gastritis is a very common health issue and is faced by all all age groups. There are many factors that lead to gastritis or compound the already existing situation. Basically, gastritis is swelling of stomach lining. Spicy food, medicines, tobacco, alcohol etc. can cause or increase the gastric acid production and disturb, weaken or damage the normal stomach lining.

Gastritis is of two types:

  1. Acute gastritis, which occurs suddenly
  2. Chronic gastritis, which develops over a period of time

In India, gastritis is a very common disorder which occurs at any age but is more widespread in the adolescent age group (12-17 years).

Gastritis occurs when there is an imbalance between the acid production and damage to the stomach lining, resulting in swelling of the stomach lining. However, sometimes gastritis can cause pain in the upper part of the abdomen and may lead to stomach ulcers.

Symptoms of gastritis vary among individuals, and in many people there are even no symptoms. It also depends on the duration of disease, whether it is acute (happening suddenly) or chronic (causing symptoms over a long period of time).

The most common symptoms of acute gastritis include:

  1. Water brashes (sour fluid or tasteless saliva into the mouth)
  2. Belching (expelling air from the stomach through the mouth)
  3. Abdominal bloating or stomach fullness
  4. Upper abdominal pain or discomfort
  5. Nausea/feeling of vomiting
  6. Irregular bowel movement
  7. Recurrent indigestion

Simple natural ways to treat gastritis:

  1. Taking half a gram of long pepper powder with honey is an effective way to curb gastritis. It is advisable to take this mixture twice a day.
  2. Triphla powder is a very good Ayurvedic remedy to treat gastritis. Boil one tablespoon of Triphla powder in one glass of water, reduce it to half its content and then filter it. Consume it hot after dinner.Fennel seeds also very efficiently deals with the condition of gastritis. It is advisable to chew half a teaspoon of fennel seeds after food to keep gastritis at bay.
  3. Readily available lemon also helps relieve feeling of nausea and bloating. Having lemon juice subsides vomiting sensation and bloating.
  4. Triphla powder is a very good Ayurvedic remedy to treat gastritis. Boil one tablespoon of Triphla powder in one glass of water, reduce it to half its content and then filter it. Consume it hot 20 minutes after dinner. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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Buttermilk - The Divine Ayurvedic Medicine

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Buttermilk - The Divine Ayurvedic Medicine

Takram laghu Kashaya amlam deepanam kaphavatajit | Shopha udara arsha grahani dosha mootragraha aruchihi | pleeha gulma ghritavyapat gara paandu aamayaan jayet || –

Ashtanga Hrudaya Sutra sthana – 5th chapter

Buttermilk finds a special mention in Ayurveda, is described as a drink that even gods are envious of which shows the many benefits of this drink. It is said to improve circulation, detoxifies and cleanses the system and helpful to those with diarrhea and IBS. The other diseases that Buttermilk helps in treating are hypertension, arthrosclerosis and heart disease. Different ways of preparation along with the amount of water is used for different Kapha, Vata, Pitta systems.

Buttermilk- A Delight

  • Butter milk does not cause heaviness when consumed. Hence it is known to have the quality “laghu”. It gets digested quickly and easily. Butter milk is usually sour in taste and acts as an astringent. (Due to this property butter milk helps in reducing pores caused by acne and pimples. It reduces hyper motility of intestines during diarrhea and IBS. This property also helps to shrink hemorrhoids).Aggravated Kapha and Vata are mitigated by buttermilk. It is the best appetizer. According to Ayurveda it reduces bloating of stomach, eases symptoms of hemorrhoids, soothes intestines in IBS and helps in indigestion. It also reduces effects of poison and is very useful in treating anemia.
  • Butter milk detoxifies body and cleanses the intestines, relieves constipation and helps to replenish intestinal flora. It has less fat compared to milk and is rich in calcium, potassium and Vitamin B12.
  • Takra cleanses the channels of circulation (srotas), as a result of which rasa, the end product of digestion of food, reaches the tissues properly. It creates proper nourishment, strength, and complexion. It cures one hundred diseases including those of Vata (80 in numbers) and Kapha (20 in numbers).
  • The micro channels carrying nutrients to all cells in the body, when they get clogged or blocked due to any reason, the particular organ or system suffers in efficiency due to lack of nutrition. It is essential to remove such blockages. The herbs or their combinations which tackle these problems are termed “Rasayana” in Ayurveda. The forces which cause the blockage or resistance must be removed. The channels which cause transport are termed “strotas”. Acharya Charaka opines that buttermilk removes such blockages and purifies the “strotas”. This causes better movement (`ayana’) of `anna-rasa’, the nutrients. When adequate nutrition is obtained by cells (“koshas”), they start working with full force.
  • Due to saturation or ageing of strotas during old-age, the control systems of the body do not get adequate nutrients, which cause aging symptoms such as reduction of memory (dementia), reduced vision, wrinkles on the skin, graying of hair, etc.
  • But those who take buttermilk regularly, do not age faster, keep their arteries flexible for a longer time. Thus buttermilk is an elixir (param-amrutam) which keeps `Jara’ (old age) and `Vyadhi’ (disease) away. The Ayurveda treats buttermilk as an excellent food to keep cholesterol related problems miles away.
  • With all of that said, you see how great Takra is for health of digestion and this means the entire health of the body and mind.

The properties and Actions of Takra

Rasa (Taste): Astringent, sour, and sweet

Anurasa (Secondary taste): Astringent

Veerya (Potency or energy): Hot

Vipaka (Post digestive effect): Sweet

Guna (Quality): Binding, light, dry

Actions: Digestive, promotes intellect and nourishes the brain tissues, promotes immunity, pacifies Vata, and gives satisfaction.

 

Types of buttermilk and benefits

  • Full cream buttermilk: Full cream buttermilk added with sugar calms Vata and Pitta. Very nourishing in nature. It is similar to curds in qualities.
  • No cream buttermilk: It calms Kapha and Pitta. It is good for people with diabetes.
  • Half water buttermilk: Improves strength and digestive power.
  • No fat buttermilk: Calms Pitta, natural coolant, relieves tiredness, calms Vata and Kapha.
  • According to Ayurveda, Curd at night is contra indicated. During night, curd is substituted with buttermilk.

Buttermilk and its uses

  • Ayurveda uses buttermilk both to maintain health and to treat diseases.
  • Butter milk is easy to digest, has astringent and sour tastes and is hot in nature.
  • Buttermilk improves digestion and mitigates Kapha and Vata.
  • In Ayurvedic treatment, it is useful in the treatment of inflammation, gastro intestinal disorders, lack of appetite, spleen disorders and anemia.
  • Buttermilk is highly beneficial during winter, in indigestion and in Vata imbalance related disorders.
  • It is given in cases of excessive ghee consumption.
  • In the disease like sprue, mixing powdered leaves of the holy fig tree and dry ginger in buttermilk and drinking it is very beneficial.
  • Drinking buttermilk made from fresh milk of cow, without mixing salt in it purifies the blood. It gives strength and vitality. The complexion of the body improves. It destroys numerous disease related to Vata and Kapha doshas.
  • If equal quantities of powdered dry ginger, powdered black pepper, powdered of the leaves of fig tree and powdered rock salt is mixed in buttermilk and then had, it cures indigestion. Similarly, if only powdered dry ginger and powdered black pepper is mixed with buttermilk, it too destroys indigestion.
  • The pulp of wood apple, if mixed with the buttermilk, cures diarrhea, dysentery and excessive hemorrhage.
  • Drinking buttermilk mixed with powdered asafetida powdered cumin seed and powdered rock salt, cures diarrhea and abdominal pains.
  • Drinking buttermilk made out of cow's milk mixed with powdered black pepper powdered dry ginger, powdered leaves of fig tree and "Veed salt" cures abdominal pains.
  • Drinking buttermilk mixed with raw sugar (gud) cures urinary disease especially Uremia.
  • Giving buttermilk mixed with "Vayvidang" powder to the children cures them from the worms in their stomach.

Buttermilk contra indication

  • Since Buttermilk is hot in nature, it is to be avoided
  • During summer,
  • In persons with injury
  • In debilitated persons
  • Person suffering from giddiness and in diseases related to Pitta imbalance.
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Migraine - 5 Home Remedies at Your Rescue

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Migraine - 5 Home Remedies at Your Rescue

A migraine is something, which can really make a person’s day go from bad to worse. However, while popping an aspirin may be the age old solution for solving such a literally mind numbing issue, it really does not mean that this is the best solution. Theoretically, the best solution to a migraine should come naturally to the person, who is unfortunately the victim of a migraine.

It is more than a headache
When a person has a migraine, he or she is likely to know that this is the case due to a pulsating sensation behind the eye. In addition to this, there are quite a few other symptoms which include pain on one side of the head, nausea and a sensitiveness to light in its various forms.

Natural treatments for migraine
There are a range of possible natural solutions a person can make use of to get rid of migraine hits. 

  1. One of these solutions is quite simple, even if it sounds a little odd! Take a few cabbage leaves, crush them and using a soft cloth, apply the paste on the forehead of the person who is having a migraine attack.
  2. While a person who is down with migraine may feel that life has given him or her lemons, he or she should really not despair. This is because these lemons can be made use of, as well, in order to make the ill effects of the migraine go away. To do this, take five lemons, peel them, grind them well and then add a little bit of water to make a paste. Apply this paste to the patient’s forehead.
  3. Apart from using remedies to cure migraine, there are a few other things which are needed to be done in order to get up and running as soon as possible. One of these things is to get enough rest. Taking into account the fact that a migraine has the potential to severely hinder the prospect of a person functioning normally, for a person to push himself or herself against the intense migraine discomfort so as to fulfil his or her responsibilities will not only result in substandard work, but will also make the situation worse.
  4. Hot and cold compress can also go some way in improving a person’s migraine problem. 
  5. All beverages apart from water and tea should be avoided. Water hydrates and is essential while tea is diuretic.

If you follow these natural remedies, you will successfully be able to treat your migraine issue. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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