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6 Healthy Lunch Dishes For Guaranteed Weight Loss

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Msc - Dietetics and Community Nutrition, Certificate in Food and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panchkula
6 Healthy Lunch Dishes For Guaranteed Weight Loss

Opting for healthier choices of food can make your lunch the most important and beneficial meal of the day during the ever present rush of work. Here are a few lunch dishes which will not only keep you energized and filled but also at the same time helps you lose weight.

Read on to find out more about them:

1. Egg Sandwich

Eggs are a very healthy and nutritious choice for any meal. Egg sandwiches are compact as it provides carbohydrates from the bread, protein from eggs and vitamins and other essential nutrients from the vegetables and Greek yogurt which is used as a base. Opt for brown bread and your egg sandwich ends up being a healthy delightful dish you can happily gorge on.

2. Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) and Chapatti

Chickpeas are very nutritious and they are also high in protein. Use them in a curry with vegetables like tomatoes, onions and such. Some Chapatti along with this curry makes a healthy balanced meal.

3. Chicken Stew

Chicken stew is very healthy. Try having it with vegetables like capsicum and onions. A bowl of chicken stew is highly nutritious and healthy as well as helpful for weight loss.

4. Stir Fry

A stir fry of carrots, beans, cabbage, peas and sesame seeds will do wonders for your health. Add a dash of lemon to make it tangy and tasty. This stir fry is very nutritious as it has an assortment of vegetables which provide you vitamins, minerals, amino acids and protein as well.

5. Berries and Oatmeal

Berries and oatmeal are helpful in loosing weight. When you mix berries, such as blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and other variety of berries you boost the fiber content of your oats dish, which in turn helps you loose weight. Further, adding berries to oatmeal is a great way to enhance the flavour of your meal. Adding berries will keep you energized, filled and not add to your waistline. Apart from berries, you can also add foods, such as Almonds, Walnuts, Chia seeds, Kiwi & Pomegranate to your oatmeal lunch dish as they also help in reducing weight.

6. Egg and Rice Salad

Made from just brown rice, a hard-boiled egg, green beans and some walnuts, this dish is a compact meal which gives you fiber, protein and omega-3 fats which in turn keeps you full and also helps you to reduce your waistline as it has low calorific content.

 

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Pruritus Vulvae!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 88% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Pruritus Vulvae!

Pruritus vulvae:- 
Pruritus vulvae is itchiness of the vulva.

Causes:- 
1.) vulva irritation can be caused by any moisture left on the skin. This moisture may be perspiration, urine, vaginal discharge etc. 
2.) it may be caused by vaginal infections, vulvitis, HPV (human papilloma virus) infection, anal incontinence.
3.) dietary irritants (caffeine, potatoes, chilli, capsicum, tomatoes, and peanuts).
4.) treatment with antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection and irritation of the vulva.
5.) some diseases increase the possibility of yeast infections, such as diabetes mellitus.

Sign and symptoms:- 
❄ ulcers or blisters on the vulva.
❄ pain or tenderness.
❄ genital redness or swelling.
❄ trouble in urination.
❄ an unusual vaginal discharge.

Homeopathic treatment:- 
1.) Sepia:- It is prescribed in cases when there is itchiness that is not relieved by scratching, causes soreness and swelling of the labia minora, vulva and vagina, heat in the genital area and excoriation of the vulva. 
2.) Calcarea Carb:- In cases where the discharge worsens after passing urine or where the discharge is accompanied by burning and itchiness is the genitals.
3.) Pulsatilla:- Vaginal candidiasis that is characterised by a creamy vaginal discharge.
4.) Thuja:- This is used to treat vaginal candidiasis accompanied by excessive soreness and ulcers in the vulva and vagina. 

5.) Nitric Acid:- It is helpful in cases where a stitching pain is prominent and there is a complain of irritation in the genital area. A white vaginal discharge may also leave behind a yellow stain.

Mastoiditis - Its Causes, Symptoms And Treatments In Homeopathy!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 88% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Mastoiditis - Its Causes, Symptoms And Treatments In Homeopathy!

Mastoiditis is a bacterial infection of the mastoid air cells surrounding the inner and middle ear. The mastoid bone, which is full of these air cells, is part of the temporal bone of the skull. The mastoid air cells are thought to protect the delicate structures of the ear, regulate ear pressure and possibly protect the temporal bone during trauma.
When the mastoid cells become infected or inflamed, often as a result of an unresolved middle ear infection (otitis media), mastoiditis can develop. Because so many vital structures pass through the mastoid, infection may spread outside of the mastoid bone and cause serious health complications.

Acute mastoiditis typically affects children, but adults can also be affected.

Some people have chronic mastoiditis, an ongoing infection of the middle ear and mastoid that causes persistent drainage from the ear.
Mastoiditis Causes:-
Mastoiditis most often develops as a result of a middle ear infection. Bacteria from the middle ear can travel into the air cells of the mastoid bone. Less commonly, a growing collection of skin cells called a cholesteatoma may block drainage of the ear, leading to mastoiditis.

Mastoiditis Symptoms:-
Mastoiditis symptoms may include:
- fever, irritability, and lethargy
- swelling of the ear lobe
- redness and tenderness behind the ear
- drainage from the ear
- bulging and drooping of the ear

Mastoiditis complications:-
Mastoiditis complications may include:
- facial paralysis
- nausea, vomiting, vertigo (labyrinthitis)
- hearing loss
- brain abscess or meningitis
- vision changes or headaches (blood clots in the brain)

Homeopathic Treatment:-

  • Aurum metallicum- Caries of ossicula and mastoid. External meatus bathed in pus. Chronic nerve deafness due to syphilis.

 

  • Calcarea Sulphurica- Chronically draining ear, mainly right ear. Thick and yellowish discharge which shows no tendency to heal.

 

  • Capsicum Annum- Burning and stinging in ear. Left ear remedy. Swelling and pain behind the ear. Inflammation of mastoid. Tenderness over the petrous bone, extremely sore and tender to touch. Otorrhea and mastoid disease before suppuration.

 

  • Graphites- Chronic otitis and external otitis, often together. Left-sided otitis nearly always draining. Chronic discharge from the ear, often thick, gluey and offensive. Hearing problems. Hearing better in a noisy environment. Chronic complaints after suppressed ear discharge.

 

  • Hepar Sulphuris- Scurfs on and behind the ears. Discharge of fetid pus from the ear. Whizzing and throbbing in the ear, with hardness of hearing. Pustules in the auditory canal and auricle, mastoiditis.

 

  • Kalium Muriaticum- Chronic glue ear. Ear: crackling and popping in the ears on swallowing or movement of jaw.

 

  • Kali Sulphuricum- Deep catarrhal conditions with sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis or" glue ear" ear: hearing loss from chronic serous otitis. Catarrh with chronic yellow discharge.Uncomfortable and irritated in a warm room, while the local symptoms of obstruction and mucus may improve. Mouth breathing and snoring. Irritable yet timid with those outside the family.
  • Mercurius Solubilis- Acute and recurrent otitis media with marked suppuration. Clear rhinitis (" cold") followed by thick discharge, then earache. Ear: more often affecting the right ear. Pain, discharge, hearing loss. Yellow-green offensive discharge from ear with difficulty hearing. Inflammation of external ear canal. Worse: night. Damp weather. Heat of the bed. Swallowing. Better: cold application. Local: sore throat with acute otitis.Tongue with dirty coating and tooth imprints. General: patient is sweaty, has excess saliva and a" sick" odor (especially the breath). Often with serious conditions: sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia.

 

  • Nitricum Acidum- Difficult hearing, very sensitive to noise. Chronic pain and inflammation in the right ear. Ear pains extending upward from the throat on swallowing. Severe pain; stitching ear pains. Ears cracking when person chews. Thin, offensive, acrid discharges. Threatened mastoiditis. Worse: night. Cold. Swallowing. Better: warm applications. Disposition: irritable and demanding. 
  • Petroleum- Itching and catarrh deep in the eustachian tubes. Chronic and purulent discharge from ear. Progressive hearing loss from serous otitis. Stitching pains in ears when swallowing. Chilly. Worse all winter long. Marked loathing for fats cracks on the fingers, especially the tips

 

  • Pulsatilla Nigra- Thick yellow or green bland discharge. Moods are changeable and contradictory. Mild and yielding personality. Mouth is dry but no thirst. 

 

  • Silicea Terra- Fetid discharge from ear. Caries in the mastoid. Loud pistol like retort. Sensitive to noise, roaring in ears.

 

  • Other Homoeopathic Medicine:- Asafetida, kali iodum,mercurius-iod rubrum, tuberculinum.

Treatment of Enlarged Spleen!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 92% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Enlarged Spleen!

Treatment of Enlarged Spleen

Homeopathic Treatment of Enlarged Spleen
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Enlarged Spleen
Psychotherapy Treatment of Enlarged Spleen
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Enlarged Spleen
Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Spleen
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Enlarged Spleen
Other Treatment of Enlarged Spleen
What is Enlarged Spleen
Symptoms of Enlarged Spleen
Causes of Enlarged Spleen
Risk factors of Enlarged Spleen
Complications of Enlarged Spleen
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Enlarged Spleen
Precautions & Prevention of Enlarged Spleen
Treatment of Enlarged Spleen

Homeopathic Treatment of Enlarged Spleen

Homeopathic remedies are the true organ remedies for the enlarged spleen. It reduces pain and swelling of the spleen. Homeopathic remedy is very effective when enlarged spleen is associated with alcoholic cirrhosis of liver. Some of the homeopathic remedies for enlarged spleen are as follows:

Natrum mur
Capsicum
Ceano
China
Iodium

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Enlarged Spleen

Acupuncture relieves by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Enlarged Spleen

In the allopathic treatment of enlarged spleen, antibiotics are given to the patient. Along with the antibiotics, chemotherapy and radiation therapy is done. They help in killing the abnormal blood cells that cause the condition. This helps to reduce the size of the spleen and help the spleen to come back into normal shape and size.

Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Spleen

If an enlarged spleen causes serious complications or the underlying problem can’t be identified or treated, surgical removal of your spleen (splenectomy) may be an option. There are two types of splenectomies — the traditional open approach, using a full size incision, and the laparoscopic approach, which uses several very small incisions.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Enlarged Spleen

Avoid fatty and processed foods.
Intake of high-fiber fruits such as apples, bananas and blueberries
Drink plenty of water

What is Enlarged Spleen?

The spleen is an important organ in the immune system. The spleen can enlarge by performing its normal functions in response to another medical condition.

Symptoms of Enlarged Spleen

No symptoms, in some cases
Abdominal pain
Fever
Feeling full without eating
Anemia
Fatigue
Frequent infections
Easy bleeding
Weight loss

Causes of Enlarged Spleen

Bacterial infections
Abnormal blood flow and congestion
Blood cancers
Metabolic disorders
Parasitic infections
Pressure on the veins in the spleen

Risk factors of Enlarged Spleen

Children and young adults with infections such as mononucleosis
People of African descent and People of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry
Travelers to areas where malaria is endemic

Complications of Enlarged Spleen

Ruptured spleen
Infection 

Diagnosis of Enlarged Spleen

Diagnosis of enlarged liver involves the following tests:

Physical examination
Blood tests
CT scan
MRI

Precautions & Prevention of Enlarged Spleen

Avoid contact sports such as soccer, football and hockey
Wear seat belts to avoid injury to spleen

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ARTHRITIS - How To Manage Symptoms Effectively?

Dr. Faiyaz Khan Pt 92% (576 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Fellowship In Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR) Advanced Diploma in Nutrition & Diet
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
ARTHRITIS - How To Manage Symptoms Effectively?

Arthritis is an inflammatory disease, destroying the synovial tissue of small joints like hand, wrist, elbow, feet etc.

Symptoms may include pain, weakness, morning stiffness and pain, stiffness and pain after a period of inactivity, joint swelling, restricted joint mobility leading to reduced function.

Certain people are with increasing risk of suffering from arthritis, they are:

Increased risk

Female sex

Exposure to tobacco smoke

Occupational dust (silica)

Air pollution

High sodium, red meat, and iron consumption

Obesity

Low vitamin d intake and levels

[ note that arthritis can't be cured but it's symptoms can be managed very effectively with proper medications, lifestyle and diet. ]

Remedies to manage arthritis and it's symptoms:

1). Exercise - exercise increases joint function by reducing pain & stiffness.

Exercises like aerobic, hydrotherapy works excellent.

2). Massage - massage soothes the pain and reduces swelling.

3). Diet - foods that aggravate arthritis should be avoided, they are:

. Sugar and artificial sweeteners

. Processed and junk foods.

. Excessive salt, oil, meat and alcohol.

. Refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated oils like canola oil, safflower oil, soyabean oil, rapeseed oil etc.

. Nightshade category foods like: potatoes, pepper, tomato, chili powder, capsicums, cherries, goji berries.

. Smoking cigarettes contain polycyclic hydrocarbon which are highly inflammatory.

Foods to have:

Their are various foods that help to fight arthritis symptoms and inflammation.

They are as follows:

. Omega 3 fatty acids: from seacod oil, fish oil, flax seeds and chia seeds, olive oil etc.

. Magnesium taken from pumpkin seeds, green leafy vegetables, almonds, nuts, dark chocolate, etc.

. Vit d3 (uvb) from sun exposure minimum of 30 mins for asian people who usually have brown to wheatish colour, for fair people 20 mins is sufficient, given the time of exposure is anywhere between 10am - 2pm during winters and 10am - 12pm in summers.

. Capsaicin - when used in the form of topical application locally, gives promising results.

. Probiotics (good friendly bacteria found in our gut) like lactobacillus, l. Rhamnosus, bifidibacterium, saccharomyces etc helps alot, food sources are: yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir etc. (fermented foods or vegetables).

. Foods high in antioxidants and vit c helps to lower inflammation, foods like apple, guava, papaya, avocado, carrot, sweet potatoes, pineapple (bromelain) are rich in antioxidants like bioflavonoids which helps to fight ros (reactive oxidation species) of free radicals, thus helping to lower inflammation and pain.

. Proteolytic enzymes when taken two hours before meal or four hours after meal gives excellent anti-inflammatory properties, they are found in: pineapple, papaya (unripe), ginger, kiwi etc.
Serrapeptase is also a nutraceuticals enzyme found in natural plant enzyme in europe gives excellent pain relief.

. Curcumin with more than 85% pure organic biocurcuminoids gives phenomenal pain relief and stiffness in arthritis.

. Boswellia serrata also knows as indian frankincense, shallaki in sanskrit gives good pain relief when taken in more than 75% boswellic acid.

. Foods high in methylsulfonyl methane (msm) gives pain relief, foods like garlic, onion, cabbage, asparagus are high in msm.

. Bone broth - it has amino acids like proline and glycine which rebuilds connective tissue.

These natural remedies can be tried as complementary medicine along with conventional medical treatment, but make sure you seek advice with your nutritionally informed doctor and a nutritionist before taking any food supplements or nutraceuticals.

Conquer arthritis with" food is medicine" on world arthritis day - 12th october.

Rainy Season And Its Food

Dt. Anamika Sethi 91% (52 ratings)
Bsc - Dietitics / Nutrition, PG in Dietitics &Public Health Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
Rainy Season And Its Food

One has to be very cautious regarding one's diet and lifestyle schedule in each season which help to maintain health in particular season.
Keeping our body healthy and cool is a major challenge during rainy season. As this time immunity level goes down and even digestive ability suffers a lot because of high humidity levels in the atmosphere which results in more susceptibility towards infection, allergy, indigestion etc. Humid condition invites various diseases by offereing suitable culture for growth of different bacteria and germs. One should have food which can improve immunity level in body at the same time suits digestive system.

-Eat seasonal fruit which give energy and antioxidants.
Avoid fruit juice especially from street vendors, try to have fresh one prepared at home, preferably have fresh raw fruit after thorough wash.

-Rely on seasonal green veg available with simple recipies. It is best to avoid leafy vegs during this season rather go for tinda, torai, ghia capsicum, beans etc.


-Avoid table salt, bakery products, processed food, high salty food as they are going to cause water retention.

-Try to avoid fried food and rich recipies as metabolic rate and digestive system is too delicate to handle it during this season. It can also cause allergies and reaction like pimples, acne etc.

-Any food item that had a long exposure to air must be avoided.

-Big no to non-veg.

-Especially avoid street food, chat, gol gappa, fruit juices and where water is being used to avoid chances of infection from bacteria and insects

-Dont let the humid and rain make you crazy. Gear up yourself with exercise schedule and sweat extra moisture and harmful bacteria.

In short create healthy habits not restrictions.

Obesity - Is Homeopathy A Best Way To Treat?

Dr. Chintan Patel 88% (123 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Anand
Obesity - Is Homeopathy A Best Way To Treat?

Obesity is a common nutritional disorder that has resulted into stress among people of all age groups. The mushrooming of slimming centers, weight loss pills and diet plans in the recent past are all pointers of how people are disturbed by obesity. The condition results from excess accumulation of fats in the body as a result of excess intake of food.

When you take an excess of 50 calories in a day, you are said to increase weight by 25 kgs within a ten-year period. While scientists largely attribute the cause for the condition to intake of excess food, studies also reveal that genes could play a significant role too. There is no cure for obesity but a method that is slowly gaining popularity for countering obesity successfully is homeopathy.

Homeopathic Medicines


For many years now, homeopathy has been used as a mode of treatment for obesity across many countries in the world. The mode of treatment usually is constitutional and needs a detailed case history of the patient and evaluation so that the best remedy can be selected.

  1. Calcarea carbonica is a homeopathic medicine that is administered when a patient has excess fat on their abdomen area. The constitutional symptoms are profuse perspirations on the head, low tolerance for cold air and strange cravings like desire to eat chalk.
  2. Natrum mur is used for patients with excess of weight in their thighs and buttocks. Excessive heat and intolerance towards sun are the constitutional symptoms for this homeopathic medicine.
  3. Lycopodium is used similar to the natrum Mur. However, here the constitutional symptoms vary in that they are used on patients suffering from gastric troubles. Patients have a liking for hot food and sweet stuff. These are just a few examples.
  4. Capsicum , Phytolaca , Kali Carb are also good medicines for obesity. 

Other methods for weight loss:
Homeopathic medicines work by stimulating the metabolic rate of the body to burn fat much faster and as such should be used with exercise and a controlled balanced diet comprising of proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals. When these three are combined, the results are much faster and the degree of weight loss will be much higher.

To win over obesity the key thing is to take adequate amounts of food as diet which is the greatest cause of obesity. Taking homeopathic medicines will help increase your body's metabolic rate and coupled with exercise and controlled diet, you will be on a recovery from obesity. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Sore Throat - Do You Know Homeopathy Is The Best Form Of Treatment For It?

Dr. Manish Panday 88% (18 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Varanasi
Sore Throat - Do You Know Homeopathy Is The Best Form Of Treatment For It?

Homeopathy is considered to be an untested medicine for many. This is why so many patients who have a sore throat immediately turn to tablets, hot water or even syrups to relieve the pain. Different causes of a sore throat will have different remedies.

Here are the some of the homeopathic remedies for different causes of a sore throat.

  1. Belladonna: This is the best medicine when there is any difficulty swallowing. It is also very readily available.
  2. HeparSulph: Heparsulph is generally used when there is a sensation in your throat, which feels like there is some sort of splinter.
  3. Phosporus: Phosphorus is a more widely used homeopathic remedy. It is used to treat what is called as 'clergyman's' sore throat. This is when there is a tickling sensation in the larynx.
  4. Lachesis: This is also a very uncommon and rarely required medicine. However, sometimes our throat feels sore only when we take liquids. In this case, lachesis is the ideal remedy.
  5. Bryonia: Bryonia is a much more common homeopathy. It is used when there is a cough accompanying the sore throat.
  6. Merc sol: Tonsilltis is generally considered to be a condition too serious to cure with homeopathy. However, Merc sol does do this effectively. Belladonna is also pretty good at it. They also help with a sore throat.
  7. Arsenicum album: This medication is most commonly used when a sore throat is accompanied by a cold.
  8. Aconite: Aconite is considered even better than arsenicum album in treating a sore throat which is also accompanied by a cold.
  9. CapsicumThis is a great homeopathic rememdy for a pain in the throat which goes all the way to the ears.
  10. Argentium Metallicum: Argentium Metallicum is used when the soreness of your throat worsens with the use of the voice. Professional singers and public speakers are especially in need of this medicine as they frequently use their voice.
  11. Chamomilla: This remedy is especially great for helping cure sore throat in children. 
  12. Baryta Carbonicum: This is a remedy used for a very similar reason to what chamomilla is used for.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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FOODS TO BOOST IMMUNITY

Dr. Vishwanath B L 92% (100 ratings)
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Bangalore

Natural foods to boost immune system 

Some vitamins and minerals are to consumed regularly to boost our immune system.

Vitamin c: citrus fruits, amla, leafy green vegetables such as spinach, Capsicum (yellow, broccoli, and green chillies. Strawberries, papaya and guava are also excellent sources. 

Vitamin e: almonds, peanuts, hazel nuts, avacado and sunflower seeds are all high in vitamin e. So are spinach and broccoli.

Vitamin b6: foods high in vitamin b6 include bananas, lean chicken, meat fish (tuna, spinach, broccoli, red capsicum, baked potatoes and chickpeas. Pista is also a good source 

Vitamin a: carotenoids a carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, green leafy vegetables, red capsicum and peas are all good options. Whole milk also a good source. Papaya and mango fruits are also a good source.

Vitamin d: you can increase your intake through foods such as fatty fish, mushrooms, cheese, soya products, Sunflower seeds and egg yolk are good sources.Sunlight is best natural source. 

Folate: to get more folate, add more beans and peas to your plate on a regular basis. Leafy green vegetables, broccoli and bhindi are also a good option. Avacado and citrus fruits are also good options 

IronGreen leafy vegetables, legumes, lentils Pumpkin, and mushrooms. Sesame seeds, cashew and pista also contain good amount of iron. Dark chocolate also a good source.

Selenium: beans, peas, and spinach. Sea food, lean meat, chicken and eggs. Brazil nuts contain good amount of selenium.

ZincPumpkin seeds, chickpeas, spinach and cashews. Meat and poultry are good sources. Stress free life, positive thoughts, yoga, exercises and meditation also boost immune system.

 

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Hair Fall & Premature Graying Of Hair - Ayurvedic Tips For It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Hair Fall & Premature Graying Of Hair - Ayurvedic Tips For It!

Are you looking for a natural and effective treatment for hair fall and premature graying of your hair? You should consider Ayurveda for dealing with these conditions without the fear of harmful side effects on your body. Hair fall refers to the condition in which excessive hair loss is experienced from your scalp. According to Ayurveda, these conditions are said to arise from ‘pitta dosha’ imbalances. The continuous disturbance of pitta can lead to hair loss and graying of hair. Consuming substances that enhance your pitta dosha results in premature gray hair. There are various Ayurvedic remedies for dealing with these conditions. The most important ones are as follows:

Panchakarma therapy

  • Panchakarma therapies such as Nasya, Virechana, and Shirodhara are effective for dealing with gray hair.
  • Virechana helps in balancing your vitiated pitta diosha.
  • Shirodhara using certain medicated oils also helps in reducing hair fall and hair graying.
  • You should use neem, shadbindu, and yashtimadhu oil for Nasya.
  • Regular hair massage using til oil that is made of amla and neem is essential for hair loss prevention.
  • You may apply ghee at the bottom of your feet with a bronze vessel before going to sleep. This is useful in converting your gray hair to black.

Diet

  • You have to avoid oily, spicy, and heavy food, along with coffee and tea.
  • Keep away from refined foods, junk food, carbonated drinks, alcohol.
  • Increase your intake of fresh fruits, vegetables.
  • You should prepare and drink a vegetable juice from lettuce, capsicum, alfalfa, and carrot.

Massage

  • Massaging your scalp is ideal for maintaining healthy hair, and preventing hair fall.
  • While massaging, the thumbs should be placed at the back of your ears, and the scalp should be rotated under your fingertips. Your scalp has to be moved along with your fingers.
  • After this, you should apply pressure against your scalp with your palms.
  • This is important for proper blood circulation, and the blood supply to your hair roots gets increased.

Yoga

  • It is considered that the nerve endings present under your fingernails are connected to the roots of your hair.
  • Rubbing your nails against each other helps in improving the blood circulation on your scalp.
  • The Prasanna mudra involves keeping hand near on your chest and rubbing your nails of eight fingers against one another for about 10 minutes. This should be undertaken regularly for 30 days. This helps in slowing down hair fall, reduces gray hair, and split ends.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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