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Ayurvedic Immunization !

Dr. Narender Kumar Chawla 89% (46 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), B.Sc
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Ayurvedic Immunization !

Immunity –bal (बल) and ayurveda

In different stages of the life it is important that we maintain a healthy one, the specific system has been developed in form of सहजबल, कालबल, और युक्तिकृतबल with the help of which you get strength (बल-bal) throughout the life. System of this procedure of medicines is known as संस्कार.

What is sanskar (संस्कार)?

“संस्कारो हि गुणान्तराधानं”
संस्कार is the procedure of adulteration of quality of life or enhancing the good things.

Suvarnaprashan - a powerful child immunization procedure

सुवर्णप्राशनं ह्येतनमेधाग्निबलवर्धनम् | आयुष्यम मङ्गलं पुण्यं वृष्यम वर्णयं ग्रहापहम ||
म|सात परममेधावी व्याधिर्भिन च धृष्यते | षड़भिर्मासै: श्रुतधर: सुवर्णप्राशनाद्भवेत || का.सं.सू.

If you are looking for an effective ayurvedic way, which helps in boosting your child’s immunity and health, you should opt for सुवर्णप्राशन. Suvarnaprashan, used over thousands of years, is completely natural as it is prepared from gold (सूवर्ण), medicated gow ghrita (औषधीय घृत) and honey (मधु), which goes through proper processing according to completely safe classic ayurvedic method. It’s a licking foam preparation (लेह/लिढ प्रकार औषधी). It is ideal method for building the overall health and intelligence of your child.

The specific benefits ascribed to svarnaprashan are as follows

Medha agni bala vardhanam (improvement of intellect, digestion, metabolism, immunity, and physical strength) ayushyam (promoting lifespan) mangalam (auspicious) punyam (righteous) vrushyam (aphrodisiac) varnyam (enhancement of color and complexion) grahapaham (protection from evil spirits and microorganisms)

How suvarnaprashan works?

The three components of suvarnaprashan work together towards enhancing the immunity and as each of them individually works on the betterment of immunity.

Goldit is an immuno-modulator (i. E. It reconstructs the immune system) provides bal to the bodyenhances life potencyenriches the texture of the skinpharmacological studies showed specific and nonspecific immune responses, which were modified in a positive manner in swarna bhasma treated. It also had a stimulatory effect on peritonealmacrophages, which may be helpful to fight against infections. Note: it is evidently mentioned in the texts of ayurveda that any form of gold should be used internally only after proper purification failing to do, which may result in complications that may be even life-threatening. The type of gold to be used, mode of administration of different forms, theirs benefits and therapeutic indications are also clearly explainedcow ghrit or gheeresearch indicates that phenolic antioxidants present in the ghee help in boosting the immune systemit is rich in vitamin a & e, which help fight free radicals and promote good healthcla (conjugated linolenic acid) in ghee lowers the level of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) and triglycerides in the body. Ghee also improves our vision by helping our bodies properly digest fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin a. It detoxifies the body by dissolving the toxins, which are then excreted out of the body through intestine. Butyric acid, is the most important element in ghee, which has also been linked to the stimulation of t-cell production, which are the heavy hitting cells of the immune system. The use of cow ghee can help supercharge your immune system. Dose shaman of vata (वात) and pitta (पित्त) vikar (it balances the vata and pita dosha) rasa, shukra and oja vardhank (appharodiatic in nature and improve immunity) sanskarasya anuvartanam (gives a boost to the potency of the medication) twachya (enhances the complexion of the skin) dhee, dhruti, smruti, medha vardhak (enhances the intellectual power of the brain) agni vardhak (amplifies the digestive fire) honeyhoney contains a protein made by bees called defensin-1, which is the most active germ killing ingredient in honey. It makes the penetration of other medicines easy. Easily palatable for childrencontains high level of nutrients and glucosechakshusya (चक्षुष्य) (improves eyesight) vishahara (वृष्य) (aphrodisiac in nature) rakta, pittahara (रक्त & पित्तहर) (takes care of blood and pitta imbalance)

Research findings

In a pharmaco-clinical study conducted on neonates madhu-ghrita-swarna-vacha combination shows a significant effect on humoral antibody formation and it acted on immunological system, which was evident by triggering the response of immunological system by a rise in the total proteins and serum igg levels.

Observations noted

The problems like bed wetting and indigestion are decreasedreduced recurrency of frequent cough and cold. Reduced hospital visitshyperactive children become calm and it enhances concentrationchildrens are taking interest in study and sportssuvarnaprashan increases immunity power in disorders like epileptic convulsion, allergy, hepatitis-bimproves speech

Things to note

Suvarnaprashan can be given to your child from childbirth till the age of 12 years. Ideally, it should be given early in the morning on an empty stomach. Feed your child 30 minutes after giving suvarnaprashan. The specific benefits of swarnaprashana according to the duration of administration have been mentioned such as: if administered for 1 month, the baby will become parama medhavi (highly intelligent) and vyadhibhir na cha drusyate (will not be affected by any disease) if administered for 6 months, the baby will become srutadhara (will be able to remember the things, which are just heard. You can follow a dosage for a period of 30 days. You may extend this till 180 days. Afterwards follow up on every pushyanaxatra (पुष्यनक्षत्र. Your child should face the east side when taking this medicine. Suvarnaprashan is also known by other names such as swarna amruta prashana, swarna bindu prashana, suvarnaprashan, swarna prashana and swarnaprashan.

However, in conditions such as acute fever, swarnprashan can increase your body temperature. It is contraindicative in condition such as diarrhea, vomiting. Hence, it is important to consult an experienced and well-known ayurveda practitioner before starting this ayurveda process

 

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Suvarnaprashan - How Does It Work?

Dr. Priti Mangesh Deshmukh 86% (12 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Suvarnaprashan - How Does It Work?

Immunity –Bal(बल) and Ayurveda
In different stages of the life it is important that we maintain a healthy one, the specific system has been developed in form of सहजबल, कालबल, और युक्तिकृतबल with the help of which you get Strength (बल-Bal) throughout the life. System of this procedure of medicines is known as संस्कार.

What is Sanskar(संस्कार)?
“संस्कारो हि गुणान्तराधानं”
संस्कार is the procedure of Adulteration of quality of life  or enhancing the good things.

Suvarnaprashan - A powerful Child Immunization Procedure

सुवर्णप्राशनं ह्येतनमेधाग्निबलवर्धनम् | आयुष्यम मङ्गलं पुण्यं वृष्यम वर्णयं ग्रहापहम ||
म|सात परममेधावी व्याधिर्भिन च धृष्यते | षड़भिर्मासै: श्रुतधर: सुवर्णप्राशनाद्भवेत || का.सं.सू.

If you are looking for an effective Ayurvedic way, which helps in boosting your child’s immunity and health, you should opt for सुवर्णप्राशन.  Suvarnaprashan, used over thousands of years, is completely natural as it is prepared from Gold (सूवर्ण), Medicated Gow Ghrita (औषधीय घृत) and Honey (मधु), which goes through proper processing according to completely safe classic Ayurvedic Method. It’s a licking foam preparation (लेह/लिढ प्रकार औषधी). It is ideal method for building the overall health and intelligence of your child.

The specific benefits ascribed to Svarnaprashan are as follows

  1. Medha Agni Bala Vardhanam (improvement of intellect, digestion, metabolism, immunity, and physical strength)
  2. Ayushyam (promoting lifespan)
  3. Mangalam (auspicious)
  4. Punyam (righteous)
  5. Vrushyam (aphrodisiac)
  6. Varnyam (enhancement of color and complexion)
  7. Grahapaham (protection from evil spirits and microorganisms)

How Suvarnaprashan works?

The three components of Suvarnaprashan work together towards enhancing the immunity and as each of them individually works on the betterment of immunity.

  1. Gold
    1. It is an immuno-modulator (i.e. it reconstructs the immune system)
    2. Provides bal to the body
    3. Enhances life potency
    4. Enriches the texture of the skin
    5. Pharmacological studies showed specific and nonspecific immune responses, which were modified in a positive manner in Swarna Bhasma treated. It also had a stimulatory effect on peritoneal macrophages, which may be helpful to fight against infections.
    6. Note: It is evidently mentioned in the texts of Ayurveda that any form of gold should be used internally only after proper purification failing to do, which may result in complications that may be even life-threatening.The type of gold to be used, mode of administration of different forms, theirs benefits and therapeutic indications are also clearly explained
  2. Cow Ghrit or Ghee
    1. Research indicates that phenolic antioxidants present in the ghee help in boosting the immune system
    2. It is rich in vitamin A & E, which help fight free radicals and promote good health
    3. CLA ( conjugated linolenic acid) in ghee lowers the level of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) and triglycerides in the body.
    4. Ghee also improves our vision by helping our bodies properly digest fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A.
    5. It detoxifies the body by dissolving the toxins, which are then excreted out of the body through intestine. 
    6. Butyric acid, is the most important element in ghee, which has also been linked to the stimulation of T-cell production, which are the heavy hitting cells of the immune system. 
    7. The use of cow ghee can help supercharge your immune system.
    8. Dose shaman of Vata(वात) and Pitta(पित्त) Vikar (It balances the Vata and Pita dosha)
    9. Rasa, Shukra and Oja Vardhank ( Appharodiatic in nature and Improve Immunity)
    10. Sanskarasya Anuvartanam (Gives a boost to the potency of the medication)
    11. Twachya (Enhances the complexion of the skin)
    12. Dhee, Dhruti, Smruti, Medha vardhak ( Enhances the intellectual power of the brain)
    13. Agni Vardhak(Amplifies the digestive fire)
  3. Honey
    1. Honey contains a protein made by bees called defensin-1, which is the most active germ killing ingredient in honey.
    2. It makes the penetration of other medicines easy.
    3. Easily palatable for children
    4. Contains high level of nutrients and glucose
    5. Chakshusya(चक्षुष्य) (Improves eyesight)
    6. Vishahara(वृष्य) (Aphrodisiac in nature)
    7. Rakta, Pittahara (रक्त & पित्तहर) ( Takes care of blood and pitta imbalance)

Research Findings

In a pharmaco-clinical study conducted on neonates Madhu-Ghrita-Swarna-Vacha Combination shows a significant effect on humoral antibody formation and it acted on immunological system, which was evident by triggering the response of immunological system by a rise in the total proteins and serum IgG levels.

Observations noted

  1. The problems like bed wetting and indigestion are decreased
  2. Reduced recurrency of frequent cough and cold. Reduced hospital visits
  3. Hyperactive children become calm and it enhances concentration
  4. Childrens are taking interest in study and sports
  5. Suvarnaprashan increases immunity power in disorders like epileptic convulsion, allergy, Hepatitis-B
  6. Improves speech

Things to note

  1. Suvarnaprashan can be given to your child from childbirth till the age of 12 years.
  2. Ideally, it should be given early in the morning on an empty stomach. Feed your child 30 minutes after giving Suvarnaprashan.
  3. The specific benefits of Swarnaprashana according to the duration of administration have been mentioned such as:
    • If administered for 1 month, the baby will become Parama Medhavi (highly intelligent) and Vyadhibhir Na Cha Drusyate (will not be affected by any disease)
    • If administered for 6 months, the baby will become Srutadhara (will be able to remember the things, which are just heard).
    • You can follow a dosage for a period of 30 days. You may extend this till 180 days. Afterwards follow up on every pushyanaxatra(पुष्यनक्षत्र).
    • Your child should face the east side when taking this medicine. Suvarnaprashan is also known by other names such as Swarna amruta prashana, Swarna bindu prashana, Suvarnaprashan, Swarna prashana and Swarnaprashan.

However, in conditions such as acute fever, swarnprashan can increase your body temperature. It is contraindicative in condition such as diarrhea, vomiting. Hence, it is important to consult an experienced and well-known Ayurveda practitioner before starting this Ayurveda process

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Immune Booster Super Foods - रोग प्रतिकार शक्ति बढ़ाने वाले आहार

Dr. Irfan Sheikh 89% (73 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Nagpur
Immune Booster Super Foods - रोग प्रतिकार शक्ति बढ़ाने वाले आहार

Every second, we come in contact with germs, viruses and allergens but our immunity protects us.

Enhance the potential of immunity by  'immune booster super foods'

Immune booster foods are given below

 

Name

Rich in

Action

 

INDIAN GOOSEBERRY

(AMLA)

Vit-C, Calcium, Phosphorus

Increases Vitality , Antioxidants.

 

 

WHEAT GRASS

Zinc, Vit-B

Antioxidants, Anti- Cancer.

 

 

SPINACH

Rich in Iron, Folate, Vit –C & A

Folate- helps to repaire DNA & to make new cell.

 

 

SWEET POTATO

 

Rich in β–Carotene,Vit-B6

(Also In Carrot)

 

Vit B6 helps reduce Homocysteine (linked with degenerative diseases)

 

BROCCOLI

Glutathione, Glucoraphanin

 Vit – A & C

Strong Antioxidants

 

GARLIC

Rich in Allicin, Mg, Phosphorus

Anti- Viral, Anti-Microbial

 

GINGER

Rich in Gingerol

 Powerful Anti-Inflammatory & Antioxidant Effects

 

COW GHEE

Full Of Essential Nutrients, Fatty Acids

Detoxification, Anti- Microbial

 

 

CITRUS

(ORANGES, LEMONS etc.)

Citric Acid, Vitamin C, Folate, Potassium

Improve Digestive Health, Strong Antioxidant.

 

WATERMELON

Vitamins A, B6 And C, Lycopene

Antioxidants, Heart Health, Bone Health & Cancer Prevention.

 

POMEGRANATE

Rich in Iron, Vit-K & C, Folate, Potassium 

Antioxidants, Anti-Inflammatory.

 

GREEN TEA

Flavanoids, EGCG,

Amino Acid L-Thianine

helps in production of T- Cells

 

FISH

Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Vit-B& D, Zinc, Iodine

helps in overall growth and development.

 

TURMERIC

Rich in Curcumin

Anti- Allergic, Anti-Inflammatory

 

ALMOND

Vit-E, Magnesium ,Riboflavin

Antioxidants, Neuro-Muscular Tonic.

 

 

HONEY

Rich source of Vitamins & Enzymes

Anti-Microbial, Immune Booster

Swarna Prashana

Dr. Amit Sharma 90% (1466 ratings)
Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur

SWARNA PRASHANA means unique herbal formulation consisting of Swarna bhasma (pure gold), honey, cow ghee, herbal extracts of Vacha, Brahmi, Ashwagandha (brain tonics). It is given to kids from age 0-12 yrs on every Pushya Nakshatra (special auspicious day).

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Understanding The Ayurvedic Approach!

Dr. Payal Khandelwal 89% (25 ratings)
BAMS, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Understanding The Ayurvedic Approach!

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is also referred to as an irritable colon that causes a great amount of distress to patients. In Ayurveda, this problem has been known to be the result of irregular diet habits & unhealthy lifestyle. Ayurveda adopts a scientific method to go to the root of the problems, through proper diet, lifestyle maintenance and practicing yoga on a daily basis.

Nowadays, our lifestyle has become devoid of physical activities and filled with stress, hence all these add to the problem even further. Disorders of Gastro-intestine tend to make up close to 65% of the clinical cases and the symptoms are associated with both body and mind. 


 

Causes of Gastrointestinal Problems According to Ayurveda
 

Physical Causes:

  • Consumption of food during indigestion
  • Inconsistent and irregular meal timings
  • Taking food even when one is not hungry
  • Intake of foods which have contradictory effects on our bodies, like fish & milk, fruits & milk etc.
  • Late night eating habits
  • Consuming water in excess amount i.e. beyond needed
  • Eating in an extremely hurried manner
  • Keeping fast for long periods of time
  • Regularly consuming foods which are heavy to digest
  • Intake of foods that have become stale or have remained inside the refrigerator on a regular basis.
  • Taking oily, spicy, fermented and preserved food on a regular basis.
  • Intake of beverages like tea and coffee in excess amount.
  • The habit of going off to sleep immediately after meals.
  • Having the tendency to consume excess of non-veg food and also of smoking and drinking.
  • To hold up one’s natural urges in the form of urine, passing of bowels, vomiting etc & instead consume food
  • Physical and mental stress.
  • Keeping oneself awake till late at night and disturbed sleep.
  • Sedentary lifestyle & lack of hygienic food / water

Mental Causes

Symptoms
The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome include:

  • Constipation and diarrhea in alteration, as a result of a change in bowel habits
  • A cramped feeling in the abdomen, which gets relieved after emptying the bowels
  • Abdomen gets swollen
  • Mucus in the stool.
  • Excessive gas formation
  • There is always an urgent need to go to the toilet
  • A feeling as if you need to pass bowels even when you have just gone to the toilet.
  • There is a feeling that the bowel has not been fully emptied.

Symptoms Related to Even More Serious Situation

  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Pain in the abdomen mainly during the night
  • Loss of weight. 
  • Fever
  • Chronic Diarrhoea
  • Feeling as if there is mass or fullness in the lower, right side of the abdomen
  • Bloated stomach and cramps.

 The approach of Ayurveda towards IBS

Ayurveda has a preventive, curative & corrective approach 

 to provide complete physical & mental health care and prevent complications of IBS. It aims at:

  • Restoring the normal functions of the digestive system
  • Eliminating the toxins that have accumulated in the body & improving appetite & bowel functions
  • Regeneration of the Gastrointestinal system & prevent inflammation.
  • Healing of the physical & mental self-causing improvement in the related symptoms like anxiety, pain, discomfort & lack of focus etc.

Rasayana Treatment for IBS
Rasayana refers to the formulations used for treatment with benefits like:

  • The blood circulation of GI tract gets improved
  • Cells get rejuvenated
  • Secretion of digestive juices is caused that helps to improve appetite and digestion.
  • Immunity of Gastrointestinal tract is increased, which helps to prevent diseases from affecting it.
  • It helps to guard against complications and recurrence of the disease in the future.


Management of Lifestyle:
Lifestyle can be managed through Ayurveda in the following manner:

  • Consume only freshly cooked and light food
  • Take food only when you feel hungry 
  • Have fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.

One’s daily food items must-haves like Jowar, Bittergourd, Moongdal, Pumpkin, Pomegranate, Gooseberry, Pudina, Turmeric, Coriander, Cumin seeds, Hing, Coconut, Rock Salt, Cow Ghee, Cow Milk, Fresh Buttermilk. All these help to prevent diseases from affecting the Gastro-intestine. 

Other tips 

  • Make sure to drink lukewarm water boiled with little ajwain & a pinch of dry ginger powder after each meals as it helps in the proper digestion of food.
  • Take a walk for 10 -15 mins after each meal
  • Regular exercise is a must for at least half an hour
  • Practice Yoga like Shavasana, Matsyasana, Dhanurasana, Halasana, Pavanmuktasana and Suryanamaskar for relief from problems of IBS and constipation.
  • Improve overall health of Gastro-Intestine by doing Ardhamatsyendrasana, Mayurasana, Trikonasana, Dhanurasana, Bhuajangasana, Halasana and Usthrasana.

Things that you need to avoid

  • Avoid having very hot and spicy food
  • Do not drink excess tea or coffee
  • Do not indulge in physical or mental stress
  • Do not keep a negative approach
  • Do not drink excess water in the morning
  • Completely avoid a lifestyle where there is no activity involved or it is irregular in nature.
  • The habit of smoking and consumption of alcohol must be avoided.
  • Sleeping in the afternoon especially post meals must be avoided, so is staying awake till late at night.

Other than these health basic tips it is important that you must consult a trained Ayurvedic practitioner at the first signs of the problem. 

Ayurveda takes into account the complete body constitution along with the potential to get to the root cause of all these types of diseases and treat them once and for all, instead of only giving treatment on the basis of symptoms, as it is a holistic form of treatment. Personalized medicine is our potential which helps to treat chronic conditions. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Suvarna Prashan -Pushaya Nakshatra

Dr. Sumit Doraya 92% (421 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Suvarna Prashan -Pushaya Nakshatra

Swarn parashan is age old ayurvedic immunization technique.
 

Benefits -

  • It improves immunity of child
  • It improves bone strength
  • Improves skin texture 
  • Improves memory of child 
  • When to give swarna prashan?

Swarn prashn can be given any day but it said that if given on pushya nakhashtra the efficacy of medicine increases.

Which age group of children can take swarna prashan?
It could be given to all children from 0- 16 

What are the contents of swarna prashan?

It includes cow ghee, honey, swarna bhasma, brahmi, vacha, jatamansi 

Is swarna prashan safe?
Yes it is safe had no side effect at all. 

 

Suvarnaprashan - What To Expect

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MBA
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Suvarnaprashan - What To Expect

Suvarnaprashan, also called as Swarnabindu prashan or Swarnaprashan is a treatment modality used in the Ayurvedic sciences for the enhancement of the immune system, boosting concentration and improving the intelligence of children. ‘Suvarna’ means gold and ‘Prashan’ means administration, which literally means administration of gold. Colloidal gold in the form of fine particles of metallic gold or the ‘swarna bhasma’ is administered to children, usually in the age groups of 0-15 years, as advised in the Ayurvedic literature. It is considered to be an ancient health tonic having multiple benefits in children. Its primary actions are the improvement of the functions of the brain, immune system and skin. It protects children from recurring infections.

Suvarnaprashan Sanskar is the technique which is considered to be immune-modulatory and is an ancient ritual undertaken in the Hindu families for children. At a specific period, is given to the children at the sunrise on every Pushya Nakshatra for at least a period of one year. However, some experienced ‘vaidyas’ or the Ayurvedic doctors are of the opinion that a low dose of Suvarnaprashan (less than 0.2mg per dose) for a period of 3 months should be given. Suvarnaprashan can also be given for 10 to 12 days per month and such 6‐12 cycles should be repeated to get maximum health benefits. The main ingredients in a dose of Suvarnaprashan are – Nano particles of pure gold, pure cow Ghee, unfiltered honey and water. Dosage of the swarna bhasma is calculated according to the body wight of the child. An amount of 0.25 to 0.50 mg per Kg body weight in a single dose of Suvarnaprashan is the ideal dose for infants and children up to age of 15 years.

Also, the total dosage should not exceed 30 mg per day if child is overweight. Ratio for the addition of ghee and honey is 1:3, where 1 part of cow ghee and 3 parts honey are added in the mixture. The benefits of using this technique has been described widely across Hindu scriptures on Ayurvedic medicines. The immune system of the children has been observed with evidences to become stronger. Its action of strengthening the immune system protects children from seasonal infections. Also on contraction of diseases, recovery is quicker. It acts in increasing the physical strength and rate of growth of the infant. Cognitive functions of the brain, intelligence and memory power also improve. Digestive power of the stomach of the child increases and digestion related complaints of the child reduce.  It also acts on the appetite of the child. It affects the overall health of the children across all ages after administration in a positive manner. Quick absorption in the body of the infants and children is the basis of its beneficial effects.

The gold ash used in Suvarnaprashan has been observed to act on the macrophages present in peritoneum, phagocytes, catecholamines in the brain, 5 HT and the plasma cortisone levels. Apart from its immunomodulatory function, it has a free radical scavenging activity. It is also an analgesic and anti-stress medication. Standardizing of the preparation, dose and administration protocol is a necessity to propagate its use as a highly recommended medication for a better health of the children. It should be brought in use on a community level, to combat diseases of the young age and also to curb the spread of epidemics. It can be promoted as a preventive treatment in the society.

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

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Urinary Tract Infection - Quick Ayurvedic Ways That Can Help Manage It!

Dr. Soniah Deep Karpal 87% (245 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Urinary Tract Infection - Quick Ayurvedic Ways That Can Help Manage It!

Urinary tract infections or UTI is one of the most miserable conditions that can affect an individual. The affected person can be absolutely clueless about why and what has happened to his or her body which is leading to intolerable pain and discomfort in the urinary tract. It normally happens when any bacterial infection makes up room for itself up in the urethra and is known to affect women more than men. No matter what has caused the infection, it causes the same amount of pain, inflammation, and itchiness in the urinary tract if left untreated.

Though most people tend to opt for modern allopathic treatments for fast recovery from UTI, it can be effectively cured with a few Ayurvedic remedies.

  1. Increase water intake: Although this one may sound quite obvious, UTI affects people who do not drink enough water. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that an individual drinks enough water and increase the daily intake of water gradually. It helps in flushing out all the toxins and bacteria from the body. It may become difficult to increase the amount of water intake all of a sudden, but it can be mixed with a few slices of freshly chopped ginger, or mint leaves to bring about a refreshing feel. This is an essential step to make sure that you bounce back to good health in a short span.
  2. Ghritpaan: Drinking pure cow ghee in the morning empty stomach is the best solution to cure any kind of UTI. Patient must be cautious if he is suffering from High BP. 
  3. Take care of personal hygiene: Prepare a vaginal wash by dipping Alum in water. This alters the pH and reduce the chances of bacterial growth.

When someone is affected with UTI, it is advised to stay away from food substances such as caffeine, citrus, chocolate and carbonation that can irritate the bladder lining making it difficult to urinate. Though it would be very difficult to avoid these things as most people eat them in a course of a day, one should avoid them to help in soothing the urinary tract infections.Curd contains Lactobacillus acidophilus that prevents the growth of unwanted bacteria. Hence, curd intake is recommended. However, if the condition persists more than 3 days, it is crucial to consult with an expert.

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

 

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Nerve Disorders

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Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad

Eat garlic along with pure cow ghee for 45 to 60 days. This is most beneficial in curing nerve disorders naturally.

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Eating For Two In Pregnancy

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MBA
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Eating For Two In Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a 9-month exhilarating journey, but the road to it is full of bumpers. There will be a sea change in your physical, mental, and emotional health. When you are pregnant, not only you but your entire family becomes conscious of what you eat, whether you are getting proper rest or not, whether you are taking your medicines or not, and many other such minor things. Your lazy husband—a TV buff earlier—who used to spend his energy only in changing channels of TV, suddenly becomes very active in extending help to you in kitchen, in his every possible way. He is willing to run in the middle of the night to fulfill your craving of having a chocolate ice-cream. You mother-in-law who had been busy all the time finding faults with you, suddenly starts showering love upon you. Your nagging boss who would delegate you a new work at 6 in the evening, now takes care that you leave for the day on time. So, count your blessings that you are pregnant!!!

Every mother dreams that a baby born to her is healthy. Healthy diet is one of the important factors towards fulfilling this dream. Time and again you might have been advised that now you should eat for two. It literally does not mean that you have to double your food intake but certainly you will have to double your vitamins and minerals intake. While deciding your diet for this journey, listen more to your brain than to your tongue.

Keep the following principles in mind:

  • Increase your frequency of meals rather than taking in at a time. Take 6 meals instead of 3 which becomes easier to digest. If you do not eat frequently, it is likely that your blood sugar may drop which will result in cravings.
  • Go for organic food if your pockets permit.  Organic food is free from pesticides and toxins and that is what you can be happy about. If not possible, use normal food but make it a point that you wash all the fruits and vegetables at least three times before eating them.
  • Avoid canned food – Canning reduces nutrients by 20%, so avoid it. Try to take fresh vegetables as much as possible.
  • Balance Vata – Vata is the energy of the nervous system in the body. To balance it, use warm, freshly cooked foods with healthy oils of ghee and olive oil. Avoid eating leftovers as much as possible.
  • Foods to Avoid – Avoid hot and spicy food, raw vegetable, undercooked beans and pulses, food with artificial flavours and preservatives.
  • Enjoy the three tastes The three tastes that balance Vata are sweet, sour, and salty. During pregnancy, the sweet taste should be most emphasized, because it is more wholesome for the baby.
  • Eat sattvic food like milk and ghee which build ojas in the body – a very important element for nourishment of the baby.

Ayurveda texts mentions the diet regimen under “Garbhiniparicharya” which proposes month by month diet for would be mother.

  • First month of pregnancy – The mother should increase the quantity of milk to ensure calcium intake.
  • Second month – Herbs like Shatavari should be added to the milk before consuming.
  • Third month – Warm glass of milk with honey and ghee in unequal proportions should be taken.
  • Fourth month – Start adding little bit fresh butter to your diet.
  • Fifth month – Increase the intake of cow ghee in your diet.
  • Sixth, seventh month demand that you start taking buttermilk with your meals.
  • Eighth month – Take a bowl of milk-based rice pudding daily.
  • Ninth month – Take a nutritious and balanced diet, and do not forget to massage your body with oil to have an easy delivery.

Note: This diet should not be taken without consulting an Ayurvedic Physician.

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