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Dr. Tushar

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Psychiatrist, Surat

15 Years Experience
Dr. Tushar MD Psychiatrist, Surat
15 Years Experience
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Dr. Tushar is a trusted Psychiatrist in A.K.Road, Surat. He has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 15 years. He is a qualified MD . He is currently practising at Dhanvantari panchkarm, psychiatric in A.K.Road, Surat. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Tushar on Lybrate.com.

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MD - South Gujarat University - 2002
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I am suffering anxiety Now I have chest and heart pain so can any one guide me what I do? I need to solve both problem.

Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
I am suffering anxiety Now I have chest and heart pain so can any one guide me what I do?
I need to solve both problem.
Avoid fatty and spices food take plenty of water and papaya every day take antacid with liver tonik your problem will be solved otherwise consult me.
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Actually I am stammerer. How can I reduce stammering. I dis any medicine are there.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Try to speak in front of a mirror....1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep
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MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
This health tip is those who consume alcohol (whiskey, vodka, rum, beer, wine etc.)

Those who don't consume alcohol please continue the the healthy habit of avoiding alcohol.

Those who do consume alcohol, please try to avoid it, if you cannot do that, at least follow the below mentioned steps to minimize the damage:

1. All forms of alcohol are super high on calories, especially beer. One can of beer has as many calories as one serving of biryani. So, avoid beer and mixing alcohol with soft drinks and juices. Instead, have neat or with water/soda.

2. Don't consume more than 1.5 to 2 pegs (60ml) in a day.

3. Keep a gap of at least 2-3 days in between two drinking sessions to let your liver recover from the alcohol induced damage.

4. Have small amounts of alcohol empty stomach. This is in contrast to what others say. When had empty stomach, alcohol is absorbed faster and better. Thus, small amount of alcohol will give you the effect. But never have large amounts (more than 60ml) empty stomach or it can lead to serious problems.

4. Avoid binge drinking, that is drinking a large amount of alcohol in a short time. For example, if a person only has alcohol on weekends but drinks more than 2-3 pegs at a time, it can be dangerous, especially for the pancreas. Instead of binge drinking once a week, it is better to have 1.5 pegs thrice a week.

5. If you drink frequently and heavily, consume Cap 2B12 twice a day for a month and then continue taking one capsule once a day.

6. Alcohol dehydrates and draws vitamins and minerals out of your body. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

7. Have no more than one drink per hour. "One drink" means one 360ml beer (5%), one 150ml glass of wine, or one 45 ml of 40% alcohol, per hour.

8. Don't drink and drive.
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I am suffering with anxiety depression since last 3 year , and taking clonazepam 0.5 twice/day or some time thrice/day , what would be effect and how I can withdraw medicine of less medicine with less side effect, should I go for homeopathy or ayurvedic.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am suffering with anxiety depression since last 3 year , and taking clonazepam 0.5 twice/day or some time thrice/da...
Continuous taking medicine it is always not good. Going any type of medicine it is also not good. Every medicine has its side effects. So better to do not depend on medicine. Anxiety and depression both are psychological disorders. You are already use medication. Now it is better to consult psychologist. No side effects in psychological counselling. It is always helps to overcome to come out of the present status. Behaviour therapy helps to you very much. It is permanent therapy. No side effects. It is always good for you. So better to consult psychologist. Be happy and be sociable. Be friendly with others. Ok best of luck.
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I am 31 year old , I have clear speech and stammering problem since childhood , till now very serious problem, so give me perfect solution.

Master of Speech Language Pathology
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
Hello, there is no medicines and surgeries for stammering. It requires your dedicated and constant monitering and excerises of co-ordinating breathing voices and articulation. It takes your patience and persistance to stop stammering. 1) donot worry about why it came as science has been trying to prove the causes since they came to know about the stammering. 2) if your speaking very fast slowing your speech is very important and first in stammering. 3) there is a speech jammer apps available on android market freely downloadable which will help you spesk slowly and fluently. 4) practice reading slowly. 5) most importantly you need to consult an speech language pathologist at the earliest. Thank you.
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I am 25 years old women. Now I am in so much stress. My husband do not love me, he is engaged with some other girl. Even I adjust with him from last 2 years as he avoid me. He is in his world only he use my whole salary. Not giving me any happiness. I do not have father and my brother spend big money for my marriage thats why I face this all. Now he suddenly said I do not want to live with you. He do not want our relation his sister and jiju also giving so much tension to me. I love him because I need that home to live. I do not have any option I beg him to take me. I said do another marriage but do not live me like this. Where should I go. But he will not care for me. He is going with my whole jewellery and salary too. I trust him more thats why I give all to him. Now I feel very alone. My brother love me he support me but my medical expenses are more. I want my husband but he do not want me. What to do/ how to get him back. Or shall I start my new life and leave him. because I also have my life my emotions but he is playing with me. please do help.

M.Sc. - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I am 25 years old women. Now I am in so much stress. My husband do not love me, he is engaged with some other girl. E...
Dear madam, as you said, you have your own emotions and he is behaving like a dumb. May be he might have got married to use your money also to enjoy with his girlfriend without knowing anyone around him. He will not let you to leave the home, coz he needs your money. I guess that he is not getting satisfaction out of your relationship. First of all, ask him what bothers him not to have a peaceful life with you? is that the money or the extramarital relationship? if he decides for sure that he doesn't want to lead life with u, stop giving him money or your salary. Tell him that you want the money for your safety as he decided to leave. Tell his parents that he is in contact with another lady so that he is not having proper personal life with u, it is important because he may think of situations to transfer his mistakes on you. Tell your brother and mother that this what the situation is going on. Do not stay with him! coz without his knowledge or by any situational chance if you get pregnant, do you think that he will take care of you? if you say yes, then will try to give him a chance to learn from his mistakes. But if your mind says that he will never regret for his mistakes, then it is the time for your call. Coz you have ask questions in your mind that does he prepare his mind for the child in future? does he spend time and money for the upbringing of your child? so you need to walk away from that place dear. If your family members forces you to get married to the next person, then think of it! meanwhile focus on your job and earn some money for your future safety. Learn from this mistake that do never give your personal valuable things like passbook and jewels to anyone whom you r going to live with unless you have full faith in him.
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I don't have anyone to talk to. I am feeling depressed. I am upset as nothing affects me. If I am humiliated in front of others for some task then only I am not improving on that but it hurts me. What to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I don't have anyone to talk to. I am feeling depressed. I am upset as nothing affects me. If I am humiliated in front...
5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foods do this and how much would you have to consume to get the benefits?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello , yes this is true certain foods can help in improving Alzheimer's disease.To reduce Alzheimer's risk, focus on healthy fats. Get plenty of omega-3 fats. Evidence suggests that the DHA found in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia by reducing beta-amyloid plaques. Food sources include cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, and sardines.Here are few foods you should add into your diet that can help improve your mind:- Green leafy vegetables, Cruciferous vegetables like Broccoli, cauliflower,Beans and legumes.Whole grains, Berries and cherries,Pumpkin, squash, asparagus, tomatoes, carrots and beets.Omega 3s. Almonds, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts and pecans,Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.Cinnamon, sage, tumeric and cumin.
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My mood always swings. I can not concentrate on something. I mind keeps running thoughts. What can I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mood always swings. I can not concentrate on something. I mind keeps running thoughts.
What can I do?
If these mood swings are really serious you must meet with a counselor and if advised even with a doctor, immediately. For the concentration there may be age-related problems affecting it or it could be due to the mood swings. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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Hello sir , I want brain tonic for increase a brainpower. And also reduces a stresses on head nd body, please suggest me good homotopy medicine.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello sir , I want brain tonic for increase a brainpower. And also reduces a stresses on head nd body, please suggest...
Dear lybrate user... Stress management involves having a healthy diet usually high in protien, having a daily exercise for 30 mins which can be chosen by you as per your interest (jogging, swimming, cycling, jimming, skipping), a good sleep in the night. Along with this good sleep hygiene practices and decreasing stressful lifestyle helps. Good sleep hygiene involves having fixed sleep-wake schedule, not having coffee, tea or cold drinks after 5 in evening, usually not working in bright lights late in night, not using the sleeping bed for anything else other than sleeping and not doing anything interesting at the bedtime.Bringing compassion for other people and the nature around you can also help you decreasing the stress and live healthy. Other than this there are allopathy medications which helps you increasing concentration and help providing the brain good nourishment. Get in touch for further help.
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I am male age is 20 years old have toe pain what ido now .give me some suggestions please.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am male age is 20 years old have toe pain what ido now .give me some suggestions please.
Do Take hot water fomentation thrice a day for 7 days regularly Do take s.alk.phosphate CPK RA factor Thyroid profile ANTI CCP vit d 3 and Vit B 12 from nabl lab Best Wishes
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Hi I'm 23 year young boy and I have a Habit of smoking from last 6years. I just wanted to check my body whether it is in good condition or not.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. You can consult a doctor and get your lung function test and general check up. But I warn you, many of the smoking problems may not show itself in the initial stages which includes cancer. Quit smoking. Take care.
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OK I am 39 years old and I have been smoking cigarettes since I was 14 and I am so worried that I have lung cancer or heart disease because my left side of my upper chest aches its a dull pain that comes and goes throughout the day what could it be and what can be done to stop it.

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
Unlikely to be lung carcinoma. But if you are constantly having problem get ct / mri of chest with neck. Get one ecg checked by physician.
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For problems like anxiety, major nail biting, stress. A person should consult with psychiatrist or psychologist?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
For problems like anxiety, major nail biting, stress. A person should consult with psychiatrist or psychologist?
Psychiatrist first, to get diagnosed and rule out medical reasons and assess the severity of anxiety and plan a treatment schedule. If you need interventions like cbt (cognitive behavior therapy), either the psychiatrist can give, if he has time and uses it or a trained clinical psychologist (not normal psychologist) can give, when he refers.
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I have been addicted to smoking from last two years. How can I get out from this addiction can you pls suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, you may need a bit of willpower to stop smoking permanently. You could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking you will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever you face any tense situation. Here lies your real test. You will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, you can take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce your craving for nicotine. To minimise the bad-effects of smoking take one single bulb garlic everyday at morning before brushing your teeth.
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Hi, I am 34 years, am housewife, want to know about trickier medicine in details, I take it for anger control and good sleep. What I do? If only anger is less and not regular pattern, what I do. Continue medicine or stop it. please reply asap thank you.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am 34 years, am housewife, want to know about trickier medicine in details, I take it for anger control and goo...
Taking medicine for controlling anger and regulating sleep will give you short term or temporary relief. But it will have its side effects like getting addicted to the medicine and a few others. Similarly your tolerance level will go up, means, soon you will have to increase the dose to have the same effect on your body. At the age of 34 you are actually damaging your body by taking medicines for managing anger and sleep. Instead of taking medicines, try yoga, pranayama or any other exercise. You may also try counselling. Counselling will help you in identifying and managing your anger triggers/issues. With the help of counselling you will learn to modify your thought processes thereby calming your mind, which will help you in having a sound sleep.
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I am a 40 years old Male. I am suffering from depression from many years. I had visited many psychiatrists but these was no improvement in my condition. So I stopped so I stop the medicine as I thought that it is a waste to take medicine has it gives no relief I was not feeling good now I don't take medicines but I have a feeling I am suffering from depression I try to think positive but I am unable to get sound sleep I eat good diet but then also my health is not improving I keep on thinking the whole day I get frightened by things very soon I am lacking confidence in all the faces kindly help me and please suggest me what should I do.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
I am a 40 years old Male. I am suffering from depression from many years. I had visited many psychiatrists but these ...
1. depression treatment doesn't work the same for everyone. 2. It also doesn't work immediately. You need to stick with it . 3. Many people don't recover with their first treatment. 4. Antidepressants are effective. But you may need to try more than one -- or a combination -- to find what works for you. U should not stop taking your antidepressant on your own. Some can cause withdrawal symptoms -- and you run the risk of your depression coming back, too. 5 . no negative thinking 6. talk about ur problem with some one u believe , ur family members , friends . Interact with them 7. start the day with a walk or jog .exercise releases chemicals in the brain called endorphins, which boost your mood. Studies have shown that regular exercise -- even just walking -- can make you happier, build your stamina, and boost your self-esteem. Start with 10 mts with friends/ family member or any body u like 8. Sticking with treatment is the best way to prevent it from happening again or controlling a relapse before it becomes serious. 9.Avoid a. Stress. b. No alcohol. 10 .Stick to your treatment plan and be willing to ask for help. Keep in touch for further help and advise Good luck
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I have anxiety disorder, my body is shivering or shaking when im nervous or angry.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have anxiety disorder, my body is shivering or shaking when im nervous or angry.
Dear Lybrate User, Please consult a Counsellor. The Counsellor will help you what is causing this anxiety. There are certain techniques that can be used to help you get rid of your anxiety. The process will help you to understand your anger also. Please seek Counsellor's help. Take care.
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I have used minoxidil but since 1 year there is no effect of using it and now I cannot comb my hair also coz there is no hair left on head now. Someone suggest me to use bioexidil at night and regain in morning. As I have tried all the possible things but no lasting result and I cannot spend money now I just 22 and still studying and hair problem made my confidence so down please suggest.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have used minoxidil but since 1 year there is no effect of using it and now I cannot comb my hair also coz there is...
Hello, Lybrate user. U need, calcium sodium, phosphorus,zinc, selenium ,Proteins to check hair loss & greying hairs. - *.Tk, plenty of water ,free from contaminants to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism and to moisten your scalp, preventing constipation. - *Go for meditation to reduce stress, anxiety,to nourish cells, tissues including hair -follicles to allow growing healthy and shining hairs. - *Tk, protein ,enzymes ,vitamins rich diet on time. - * Tk, apples, carrots, cheese, papaya, grapes, ripened mangoes, milk, ginger, garlics,onion, almonds, walnuts, spinach, fish,nuts, regularly - *Take, homoeo medicines which acts gently & rapidly without any adverse effect, there of. @ Acid phos1000-6-6 pills, wkly. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine,alcohol, junk food, exposure to dust, scorching Sun. *Use, protein shampoo, *Massage with olive oil, wkly U, may go for a complete package to check hair-loss & greying hair. Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up. Tk, care.
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Jatamansi-A brilliant herb for mental disorders

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Jatamansi-A brilliant herb for mental disorders

Famous in Ayurveda as a herb to combat the effects of day-to-day stress, Jatamansi has the property of enhancing the body's innate ability to sleep well. It is considered a divine plant in Ayurveda and has traditionally been used as an air purifier. The Charaka Samhita recommends it highly for insomnia, mental instability and to enhance memory. It is said to promote growth and maintain the color of hair. It is said to be especially useful in calming the aggressive conduct of hyperactive and otherwise disturbed children. True Spikenard, the Biblical Spikenard, a strong sedative related to Valerian, can relax mental over-stimulation, promote healthy sleep and calm the overly active mind, and its roots are a well know tranquilizer, an infusion of the root often being given in hysteria, heart palpitations, menopause, and various nervous diseases.

In terms of Jatamansi's energetics, its medicinally useful rhizome (root) and the root's oil are bitter, astringent and sweet in taste, with a cooling virya and a pungent vipaka. Its doshic signature is KPV.

Jatamansi enters into the rakta and majja dhatus and the rasavaha and raktavaha, anavaha, majjavaha, pranavaha and shukravaha srotam, and counteracts the effects of stress, having both antispasmodic and generally calmative actions.

Among its many indications it has been found useful in the treatment of digestive diseases generally, flatulence, hypercholesterolemia, heart palpitations, the effects of nervous and emotional upset, hypochondria (somatizing disorder), jaundice, kidney stones, respiratory diseases generally, skin conditions generally, typhoid, seminal debility, spasmodic hysterical states, epilepsy, convulsions, tension headache, insomnia, ADHD, febrile delirium, delirium tremens and senile dementia. Jatamansi's pharmacologic activities include those of an analgesic, both a stimulant and a sedative (a surprising combination of seemingly contradictory properties, quite like ashwagandha with which it is often found in formulation), antiarrhythmic, hypotensive, calmative, tonic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, an alternative for syphilitic, cutaneous and rheumatic cases, a promoter of hair growth, and an antioxidant.

Its use is contraindicated in pregnancy, and daily dosage varies from 3 to 5 grams daily of the churna.

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