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Incorporate Ayurveda To Treat Hair Loss!

Dr. Ritesh Chawla 88% (1125 ratings)
B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Incorporate Ayurveda To Treat Hair Loss!

A woman’s hair is the first most noticeable part of her beauty. It enhances her personality. It is not only true for women but also for men. A bad hair is just a bad day and nowadays bad days are very common because of frequent hair problems.

Common hair problems:

Excessive hair fall

Premature graying

Dandruff

While in modern life, for achieving their goals and position and even to compete for the basic needs people have to work more stressfully. Due to this, dinacharya and ritucharya have taken a back seat, moreover faulty dietary habits and faulty hair caremethods with an unending race for chemical cosmetics from fashion industry, exposure to sunlight, water and air pollution etc. Lead to greying of hair or fall down at a younger age.

Here are some probable causes:

Inheritance (heredity)

Stress

Hormonal imbalance

Excessive salty and spicy food

Lack of sleep

Lack of nutrition

Indigestion, stomach infection

Frequent different hairstyles

Over combing / overbrushing of hair

Improper usage of heated hair appliances

Constant coloring of hair

Nutrition and development of hair

According to ayurveda, from the ingested food, body forms assimilable nutrition fluid. Nutrition fluid gets divided into essential fluid and waste matter. The waste matter is responsible for the formation of urine, hair, sweat etc. The color of hair is based on one's prakriti (body constitution. Vata prakriti: dry and low-density hairpitta prakriti: yellowish hairkapha prakriti: thick, black and curly hair.

Hair problems:

1. Excessive hair fall:

The vitiated vata dosha and pitta dosha having recourse to the root of hair make hair fall off while vitiated blood and kapha fill up the follicles and thus blocking fresh growth.

2. Premature greying:

Stress, anger, fatigue and sorrow increase agni which vitiates the pitta which having recourse to head make the hair prematurely grey.

3. Dandruff:

It is due to vitiated kapha and vata. They cause hairy parts of the body hard and dry and itchy. So, the skin or scalp gets cracked, hence lead to dandruff.

Ayurvedic solution

Hair loss problem is of great concern. Various synthetic medicines are available for hair loss treatment which does not treat permanently and also have severe side effects. Turning to ayurveda is the safer and better option in the long run. Herbal medicines, hair oils, lifestyle and diet regimens, panchakarma procedures help to prevent premature greying, hair fall, dandruff and promotes hair growth. So, ayurveda has the holistic approach towards the solution of hair problem.

Diet:

Avoid packaged food including ready to eat food, tetra pack juices, biscuits, chips etc.

Avoid salty, spicy and stale food.

Eat fresh vegetables and fruits

Keep yourself hydrated.

Avoid incompatible diet e. G. Milkshakes, fruit ice-creams, curd with fish, milk with food etc.

Lifestyle modification

Do exercise regularly

Avoid stress

Take proper sleep

Follow proper daily and seasonal regimens according to ayurveda

Avoid heavy hairstyles, use of chemicals on hair, frequent combing etc.

Wash hair twice a week.

Do not comb wet hair.

Internal medicines to be taken under proper guidance:

Jatamansi, guduchi, musta, gokshur, amalaki, methi, vidanga, nimba, shatavari, ashwagandha etc.

Ayurvedic iron and calcium supplements.

Local treatments

Shiro-abhyang (head massage):

Massage with ayurvedic hair oils containing maka, neelibhringa, hibiscus, aloe vera, bala, malati, dhatura, gunja, black sesame, tiphala, sariva, yashtimadhu etc according to hair problems.

Lepa: 

Local application of some herbs like hibiscus, aloe gel, daruharidra, gunja powder etc. Lepa can be used for hair problems under proper guidance.

Hair wash using shikekai, ritha etc.

Shiro basti:

Shirobasti means pooling the liquid medicines, especially herbal oils and or ghee in a chamber or compartment constructed over the head.

Shirodhara:

Shirodhara is continuous & gentle pouring of medicated oil, liquids or decoction on the forehead. Shirodhara immediately calms, relaxes and has a cleansing effect on mind and nerves.

Shiro pichu:

The shiro pichu treatment involves keeping a gauze piece or cotton soaked in warm medicated, herbal oil over the affected area. 

Panchakarma

The procedure and the medicine for panchakarma can be used according to hair problems and their cause.

Vaman: induced vomiting in scientific method for removal of vitiated kapha and pitta.

Virechan: induced loose motions in scientific method for removal of vitiated pitta, vata and kapha.

Basti: removal of toxins by using medicated oil or herbal decoction enema.

Nasya: removal of toxins from head-neck region by nasal administration of medicated oil or powder. It also facilitates cleansing of sensory organs and endocrine glands.

Raktamokshan: removal of toxins through bloodletting. It is achieved by venesection or by application of leeches.

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How To Get Rid Of Hair Problems?

Dr. Aarti Kulkarni 88% (110 ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
How To Get Rid Of Hair Problems?

A woman’s hair is the first most noticeable part of her beauty. It enhances her personality. It is not only true for women but also for men. A bad hair is just a bad day and nowadays bad days are very common because of frequent hair problems.

Common hair problems:

While in modern life, for achieving their goals and position and even to compete for the basic needs people have to work more stressfully. Due to this, Dinacharya and Ritucharya have taken a back seat, moreover faulty dietary habits and faulty hair care methods with an unending race for chemical cosmetics from fashion industry, exposure to sunlight, water and air pollution etc. lead to greying of hair or fall down at a younger age.

Here are some probable causes:

  • Inheritance(heredity)

  • Stress

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Excessive salty and spicy food

  • Lack of sleep

  • Lack of nutrition

  • Indigestion, stomach infection

  • Frequent different hairstyles

  • Over combing / overbrushing of hair

  • Improper usage of heated hair appliances

  • Constant coloring of hair

Nutrition and development of Hair

  • According to Ayurveda, from the ingested food, body forms assimilable nutrition fluid. Nutrition fluid gets divided into essential fluid and waste matter.
  • The waste matter is responsible for the formation of urine, hair, sweat etc.
  • The color of hair is based on one's prakriti (body constitution).
  • Vata prakriti: Dry and low-density hair
  • Pitta prakriti: Yellowish hair
  • Kapha Prakriti: Thick, black and curly hair.

Hair problems:

1. Excessive hair fall:

The vitiated vata dosha and pitta dosha having recourse to the root of hair make hair fall off while vitiated blood and kapha fill up the follicles and thus blocking fresh growth.

2. Premature greying:

Stress, anger, fatigue and sorrow increase agni which vitiates the pitta which having recourse to head make the hair prematurely grey.

3. Dandruff:

It is due to vitiated kapha and vata. They cause hairy parts of the body hard and dry and itchy. So, the skin or scalp gets cracked, hence lead to dandruff.

Ayurvedic Solution

Hair loss problem is of great concern. Various synthetic medicines are available for hair loss treatment which does not treat permanently and also have severe side effects. Turning to Ayurveda is the safer and better option in the long run. Herbal medicines, hair oils, lifestyle and diet regimens, Panchakarma procedures help to prevent premature greying, hair fall, dandruff and promotes hair growth. So, Ayurveda has the holistic approach towards the solution of hair problem.

Diet:

  • Avoid packaged food including ready to eat food, tetra pack juices, biscuits, chips etc.

  • Avoid salty, spicy and stale food.

  • Eat fresh vegetables and fruits

  • Keep yourself hydrated.

  • Avoid incompatible diet e.g. milkshakes, fruit ice-creams, curd with fish, milk with food etc.

Lifestyle modification

  • Do exercise regularly

  • Avoid stress

  • Take proper sleep

  • Follow proper daily and seasonal regimens according to ayurveda

  • Avoid heavy hairstyles, use of chemicals on hair, frequent combing etc.

  • Wash hair twice a week.

  • Do not comb wet hair.

Internal medicines to be taken under proper guidance:

Jatamansi, Guduchi, Musta, Gokshur, Amalaki, Methi, Vidanga, nimba, Shatavari, Ashwagandha etc.

Ayurvedic Iron and calcium supplements.

Local treatments: 

  • Shiro-abhyang (head massage):

Massage with ayurvedic hair oils containing maka, neelibhringa, hibiscus, aloe vera, bala, malati, dhatura, gunja, black sesame, tiphala, sariva, yashtimadhu etc according to hair problems.

  • Lepa: 

Local application of some herbs like hibiscus, aloe gel, daruharidra, gunja powder etc. Lepa can be used for hair problems under proper guidance.

  • Hair Wash using shikekai, ritha etc.

  • Shiro basti:

Shirobasti means pooling the liquid medicines, especially herbal oils and or ghee in a chamber or compartment constructed over the head.

Shirodhara is continuous & gentle pouring of medicated oil, liquids or decoction on the forehead. Shirodhara immediately calms, relaxes and has a cleansing effect on mind and nerves.

  • Shiro pichu:

The Shiro Pichu Treatment involves keeping a gauze piece or cotton soaked in warm medicated, herbal oil over the affected area. 

  • Panchakarma

The procedure and the medicine for panchakarma can be used according to hair problems and their cause.

  1. Vaman: Induced vomiting in scientific method for removal of vitiated Kapha and pitta.

  2. Virechan: Induced loose motions in scientific method for removal of vitiated Pitta, Vata and Kapha.

  3. Basti: Removal of toxins by using medicated oil or herbal decoction enema.

  4. Nasya: Removal of toxins from head-neck region by nasal administration of medicated oil or powder. It also facilitates cleansing of sensory organs and endocrine glands.

  5. Raktamokshan: Removal of toxins through bloodletting. It is achieved by venesection or by application of leeches.

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Unani Therapy - Why Should You Consider The Treatment?

Dr. Ahmed Farhaan Hashmi 87% (125 ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Bangalore
Unani Therapy - Why Should You Consider The Treatment?

Unani, the system of traditional medicine, has been practiced in India for a long time now. Originated in Greece and pioneered by Hippocrates, it came to India through Arabs and Persians during the 11th century. Even though it has foreign roots, it has been practiced widely and adopted in India.

Core of Unani
The Unani system of medicine believes that disease is a natural process and their symptoms are reactions of the body to the disease. The proper functioning of the body is dependent on seven key factors or Umoor-E-Tabaiya - elements, temperament, humours, organs, vital forces, faculties and functions. Also, it emphasizes the presence of four humours in the body. These are the essential fluids, which the human body obtains from food and constitutes of various hormones and enzymes.

Each of these humours carry a temperament:

  • Blood – Dam: It is hot and moist.
  • Phlegm – Balgham: It is cold and moist.
  • Yellow bile – Safra: It is hot and dry.
  • Black bile – Sauda: It is cold and dry.

A person is considered to be healthy if these four humours and their corresponding temperaments are in a state of mutual equilibrium. Every individual has their own humoural composition, which represents their state of health. An imbalance in the humours leads to diseases and ailments in the body.

Diagnosis of Unani
The balance of the humours and the overall health of the body is assessed through the pulse or nabz, urine and stool. Also the functioning of the entire body and mental health is determined with the help of the pulse, urine and stool.

The Unani Therapy
Unani takes into account the whole personality of the individual and employs the following techniques:

  1. Regimental therapy – It is a special technique that uses detoxification methods to remove waste materials and improve the defence mechanism of the body. Some of the commonly used therapies under this section are as follows:
  2. Venesection – This corrects blood-related problems and relieves high blood pressure.
  3. Cupping – This cleans the skin and gets rid of waste matters
  4. Sweating – Dry or wet fomentation, massage, warm water bath are used to remove waste through the natural process of sweating.
  5. Diuresis – Waste products are excreted through urine and used as cure for certain diseases of heart, liver and lungs.
  6. Turkish bath - Hot or cold bath is taken to eradicate waste and increase nutrition.
  7. Massage – It improves the blood supply and relaxes muscles.

Pharmacotherapy
Important components used in Unani medicine are as follows:
Hibiscus
Haritaki
Saunf
Ashwagandha
Almonds
Kasni or chicory

Diet therapyProper monitoring of the diet in accordance with the individual is prescribed. This age-old alternate form of medicine is noteworthy for its remarkable benefits. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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3 Ayurveda Tips You Must Follow To Get Healthy Skin!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
3 Ayurveda Tips You Must Follow To Get Healthy Skin!

Summer often brings in a host of problems, the scorching heat can sometimes burn and tan your skin. The humidity can cause you to sweat, making your skin accumulate grime, dirt and increase your chances of getting skin infections. Avoiding the sun by staying indoors or using an umbrella is a good option, but not always a practical possibility. According to Ayurveda, summer is the season when the sun is strong and increases heat in the body, which is one of the main causative factors of skin problems. So you not only need to beat the outside heat, but find a way to keep your body cool from the inside heat too. Some of the common problems in summer include sunburn, redness, irritation, rashes and acne outbreaks. Here are some ways Ayurveda can help:

Start by knowing your skin type in Ayurveda:

  1. Vata skin: This is characterized by dry, thin, delicate skin that is cool to touch and easily gets dehydrated. It can be flaky and has a tendency to age faster.
  2. Pita skin: This is characterized by skin that is fair, sensitive, soft and warm. It is prone to freckles and moles and can break into rashes, acne or sunspots when out of balance.
  3. Kapha skin: It tends to have all the qualities of water and earth - it can be oily, thick, pale, soft, cool and more tolerant of the sun. On the flip side, people with kapha skin may have dull complexion, excessive oil, pimples and suffer from water retention.
  4. Combination types: Can include Vata-Pitta (both dry and sensitive) Kapha-Pitta (oily and sensitive) and Vata-Kapha (dry with some oily zones).

Ayurveda tips you must follow

  1. Go for aloe vera sun screen: If you can't avoid the sun, then the next best thing to do is protect yourself. According to ayurveda, increased exposure to hot, sharp and penetrating rays of the sun causes Pitta Dosha and prolonged exposure also leads to increase in Vata, which causes drying of skin. To prevent this, buy a good quality aloe vera sunscreen.
  2. Try herbal tea for hydration: During summer, it goes without saying that you need to stay hydrated throughout the day with a good 8 glasses of water. But other than that, you can up your intake of warm liquids like herbal tea made of ginger and lemon which will keep you digestion healthy and skin glowing. A number of flavored herbal teas are available in the market too. From peach to hibiscus, each flavor offers a good set of benefits.
  3. Try herbal deep oil massage: Time to take your skin's hydration to the next level. An oil massage is the best remedy for dry skin. Apricot oil applied 2-3 times a week at night can make your skin smooth and supple. Turn on the "heat" by asking your partner to give you a full oil massage which can improve blood circulation, lymph drainage and your romantic life for sure. 

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

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Hair Loss During Menopause - How It Can Be Treated?

Dr. Rohit Shah 90% (425 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) And Naturopath (ND)
Ayurveda, Surat
Hair Loss During Menopause - How It Can Be Treated?

Menopause brings about a lot of changes (physical, mental, emotional) within a woman. From hormonal imbalance to mood swings, she braves them all. One of the common occurrence associated with menopause is hair fall. As already mentioned, the hormonal imbalance is an integral part of menopause. The testosterone level shoots up while there is a dip in the estrogen level. The testosterone produced in excess gets converted to another hormone - Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the main wrecker in chief that latches itself to the hair follicles. As a result, the hair follicle abruptly enters into the resting phase or the Telogen phase. There is thus an increased hair fall with reduced hair regrowth.

The deficiency of estrogen is also known to cause dryness of the scalp, thereby accelerating the hair loss. The hair loss can also be an outcome of stress, insomnia, or any other health problems triggered by menopause. Natural remedies for treating hair loss triggered by Menopause

  1. Hormone Replacement Therapy: It can go a long way to balance the hormone thereby arresting the hair loss. However natural remedies along with a proper diet and healthy lifestyle habits can also work wonders to deal with the hair loss.
  2. Moisturize the Scalp: Keeping the scalp well nourished and moisturized can help to combat the hair loss. To deal with the dryness, you can massage your scalp with the extracts of Aloe vera for about 15 minutes and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. The use of hibiscus paste or neem paste (antifungal, antibacterial properties) will also produce fruitful results.
  3. Oil massage: An oil massage (coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, evening primrose oil) will improve the circulation, ensuring healthy hair growth. The evening primrose oil is also effective in inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to DHT. (You can also consume it in capsule form). Go for a warm oil massage at least twice a week, keep it for 30 minutes and rinse it off with a mild shampoo that suits your hair.
  4. Hair mask: A hair mask comprising of olive oil and egg is known to promote hair growth to a great extent. All you need is two eggs (well beaten) and olive oil (~ 4 tbsp). Mix the ingredients well and apply it throughout your hair. Wash it off after 10 minutes.
  5. Drink fluids: For people dealing with hair problems, keeping the body well hydrated is important. In addition to water, you can also sip on coconut water or fresh fruit juice at regular time intervals. In fact, papaya, watermelon, cucumber are also known to keep the body hydrated and moisturized.
  6. Healthy lifestyle habits: Do not compromise with your sleep. Maintain the body weight within healthy limits. Exercise regularly (30 minutes a day can also be of great help).
  7. Smoking and drinking should be within limits. Avoid getting overstressed (meditation and breathing exercise may help).
  8. Switch over to a healthy and nutritious diet: Include more of proteins, vitamins (Vitamin C and E), lots of fruits and vegetables, foods rich in antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids into your diet.

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

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Alopecia (Patchy Baldness) - Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

Dr. Kriti Mathur 93% (286 ratings)
BHMS, PGDCBM, MD(AM)
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Alopecia (Patchy Baldness) - Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

Alopecia or alopecia areata is more commonly known as spot baldness. It is a serious condition that makes a person lose his or her hair in round patches. The patches increase in number over time. Alopecia could affect your scalp and can also result in hair loss from other parts of the body. Alopecia is an auto immune problem and causative factors of which are still not known. However, certain triggering factors, such as stress, which is the biggest culprit along with other factors like thyroid problems, genetic tendencies, drug abuse, hormonal changes or medications can lead to such a disorder.

Causes-

Heredity and genetics play a significant role in alopecia areata. Patients suffering from alopecia areata very often mention a family member suffering from the same condition.

Signs and Symptoms of Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata shows up as bald patches. The most common areas for alopecia areata are the scalp and the beard, but may involve any body part with hair. There may be one, or multiple bald patches. The patches are usually round in shape and smooth to touch.

Homeopathic Treatment For Alopecia Areata

Homeopathic treatment is very effective in dealing with alopecia areata. Homeopathic remedies for alopecia areata affect our body by optimising our immune system. Thus, homeopathy can provide an effective and a permanent solution to this problem.

Moreover, once it is treated with homeopathy the chances of the problem occurring again are also highly reduced. Although certain homeopathic medicine like Flouricum Acid and Phosphorus are very often and effectively used in treating this disorder, one needs to go through a constitutional analysis before any prescription is made. Constitutional analysis is the prescription-based assessment of your physical and psychological characteristics.

Naturopathic ways of dealing with Alopecia:

1. Chinese hibiscus can come to your rescue: Alopecia is mainly caused due to weak, undernourished hair follicles. Chinese hibiscus is known to deal with the problem effectively. The petals of this flower, when used in combination with dandelion oil, add strength to your hair follicles. It also repairs hair damage. The oil should be applied on the scalp at least twice a week for noticeable results.

2. Fenugreek is a great way to tackle problems of hair loss: Fenugreek is rich in proteins and organic compounds. These compounds are effective in building up the defence mechanism of your scalp. Fenugreek regulates hormones in the human body in such a way that a stark re-growth of hair follicles is noticed in many cases.

3. Try using green tea creatively: Many people resort to green tea to lead a healthy way of life. While drinking two cups of this inimitable concoction twice daily, remember to use its liquor on the bald patches of your scalp as well. Absorb the drink on a piece of cloth and massage it on the affected areas of your scalp. Catechins, saponins and antioxidants present in this kind of tea help in regeneration of cells on the scalp.

4. Graphites can do wonders: Alopecia can also be characterized by itchy eruptions on your scalp. These eruptions may or may not contain pus like fluids. Patchy baldness, especially on the sides of your head, can be dealt with by taking this medicine. A person who shows intolerance towards cold and has an excess of adipose tissues can be treated with Graphites.

5. Mezereum is a sought after homeopathic medication: If alopecia areata makes hair fall in the cups of your hand each time you comb, Mezereum should be one's first and foremost choice. The skin of your scalp might be crusting, or you might have rashes in the bald circles. Mezereum will cure these symptoms by fighting off the condition in itself.

However, over-the-counter medication is not suitable for all patients as the causative factors will differ from patient to patient, thus it is important to always consult a trained practitioner as the right dosage and potency will be decided by the doctor.

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

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Grey Hair

Dr. C.Srinivas 89% (105 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Grey Hair

(1) Take 100gms powder of fenugreek seeds add in 500ml of gingely oil or coconut oil boil in low flame for 15 mnts. 
(2) Paste of methi leaves and hibiscus leaves apply after oiling the head with coconut oil and mild steam to head.

(3) Pour 4 -4 drops of shadbindu thailam in each nostrils.

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Effective Home Remedies To Maintain Blood Pressure Level

Dr. Anand Lingan 87% (37 ratings)
DNB Cardiology, MD, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology
Cardiologist, Mysore
Effective Home Remedies To Maintain Blood Pressure Level

Blood pressure readings above 140/90 are classified as hypertension or high blood pressure. Hypertension causes straining of blood vessels and an interruption in the blood flow. There are no specific symptoms, but prolonged uncontrolled hypertension can lead to a heart attack or brain stroke.

Listed below are a few ways to reduce high blood pressure:

  1. Limit your salt intake: The sodium content in salt disrupts the balance of fluids in your body, leading to high blood pressure. To avert hypertension, cut down on your daily salt intake to a maximum of one tablespoon.
  2. Indulge in physical exercise: If you are suffering from pre-hypertension (mild hypertension), it can be avoided or controlled by engaging in physical exercise such as brisk walk, swimming or playing a sport. Exercising regularly can lower blood pressure levels by 5 mmHg (millimetres of mercury).
  3. Bask in the sun: Exposure to sunlight alters the nitric oxide levels in your blood which leads to reduction in blood pressure. Thus, soaking up the sun can prove to be a great way to avoid a stroke in future.
  4. Add ginger and cardamom to your dietThe two spices, ginger and cardamom, provide required warmth to your body and help in stabilising the circulation of blood in your body and help in bringing down blood pressure levels.
  5. Add more green vegetables to your diet: Green vegetables, preferably the leafy ones, are rich in nutrients such as magnesium, iron and folate which help in maintaining the blood circulation that is essential for combating high blood pressure.
  6. Switch to decaf coffeeIf you can’t give up coffee entirely, switch to decaf beverages as caffeine is responsible for tightening your blood vessels which leads to increased stress and blood pressure levels.
  7. Start drinking teaHerbals teas such as chamomile, ginger, green tea and hibiscus tea contain herbal properties which soothe your blood vessels and nourish the blood flow. Herbal teas also help in hydration and rejuvenation of fluids in your body.
  8. Update your playlist: Music is proven to be therapeutic and updating your playlist with soothing Sufi, Celtic or Instrumental tunes can help you relax your mind and combat stress related blood pressure spikes.

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

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8 Home Remedies for Managing High Blood Pressure!

Dr. Sunil Beniwal 90% (55 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Jaipur
8 Home Remedies for Managing High Blood Pressure!

Blood pressure readings above 140/90 are classified as hypertension or high blood pressure. There are no specific symptoms, but prolonged hypertension can lead to a heart stroke.

Listed below are a few ways to reduce high blood pressure:

  1. Limit your salt intake: The sodium content in salt disrupts the balance of fluids in your body, leading to high blood pressure. To avert hypertension, cut down on your daily salt intake to a maximum of one tablespoon.
  2. Indulge in physical exercise: If you are suffering from pre-hypertension (mild hypertension), it can be avoided or controlled by engaging in physical exercise such as brisk walk, swimming or playing a sport. Exercising regularly can lower blood pressure levels by 5 mmHg (millimetres of mercury).
  3. Bask in the sun: Exposure to sunlight alters the nitric oxide levels in your blood which leads to the reduction in blood pressure. Thus, soaking up the sun can prove to be a great way to avoid a stroke in future.
  4. Add ginger and cardamom to your dietThe two spices, ginger and cardamom, provide required warmth to your body and help in stabilising the circulation of blood in your body and help in bringing down blood pressure levels.
  5. Add more green vegetables to your diet: Green vegetables, preferably the leafy ones, are rich in nutrients such as magnesium, iron and folate which help in maintaining the blood circulation that is essential for combating high blood pressure.
  6. Switch to decaf coffeeIf you can’t give up coffee entirely, switch to decaf beverages as caffeine is responsible for tightening your blood vessels which leads to increased stress and blood pressure levels.
  7. Start drinking teaHerbals teas such as chamomile, ginger, green tea and hibiscus tea contain herbal properties which soothe your blood vessels and nourish the blood flow. Herbal teas also help in hydration and rejuvenation of fluids in your body.
  8. Update your playlist: Music is proven to be therapeutic and updating your playlist with soothing Sufi, Celtic or Instrumental tunes can help you relax your mind and combat stress related blood pressure spikes.

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

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Hibiscus Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - गुड़हल के फायदे और नुकसान

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Hibiscus Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - गुड़हल के फायदे और नुकसान

गुड़हल का फूल हमारे यहां धार्मिक रुप से काफी महत्वपूर्ण है. कई तरह के पूजा-पाठ और देवी देवताओं को चढ़ाने के लिए गुड़हल के फूल का इस्तेमाल हम करते रहते हैं.. लेकिन आज हम बात करेंगे इससे होने वाले फायदे अन्य फायदों की. गुड़हल के फूल का वैज्ञानिक नाम रोजा साइनेसिस है. गुड़हल के फूल में कई तरह के पोषक तत्व जैसे कि फाइबर वसा कैल्शियम विटामिन सी आयरन आदि भरपूर मात्रा में पाए जाते हैं. इसलिए गुड़हल का फूल हमें कई बीमारियों से निजात दिलाता है. तो आइए इसके गुड़हल के फूल के फायदे और नुकसान को जानें.

1. वजन कम करने में
गुड़हल के फूल का प्रयोग हम वजन कम करने के लिए कर सकते हैं. गुड़हल की पत्तियों से बनी चाय बहुत ही ऊर्जावान होती है. इसलिए हमें काफी देर तक भूख नहीं लगती है. इसके अलावा गुड़हल के फूल का सेवन भी भूख लगने से रोकता है. यही नहीं इसे खाने से हमारी पाचन क्रिया भी समृद्ध होती है. इससे शरीर में अनावश्यक चर्बी नहीं जमा हो पाती है, और वजन कम होता है.
2. सर्दी जुकाम में
सर्दी-जुकाम की समस्या को दूर करने के लिए भी गुड़हल के फूल का प्रयोग किया जाता है. इसकी पत्तियां जिसमें विटामिन सी की प्रचुरता होती है, को यदि हम रोजाना खाएं तो इससे सर्दी जुकाम में काफी राहत मिलती है. आप चाहें तो इसका चाय भी बना कर पी सकते हैं.
3. जवान बने रहने के लिए
गुड़हल की पत्तियों से होने वाले कई लाभों में से एक यह भी है कि ये एंटी-एजिंग है. यानी कि आपकी बढ़ती उम्र के असर को काफी हद तक कम करता है. दरअसल गुड़हल की पत्तियों में शरीर के फ्री रेडिकल्स को हटाने की क्षमता होती है. इस वजह से ही हमारी त्वचा की बढ़ती उम्र के लक्षणों से लड़ पाता है.
4. बालों के लिए
गुड़हल के फूल का प्रयोग हम बालों की कई समस्याओं के लिए भी कर सकते हैं. गुड़हल की पत्तियों को जैतून के पत्तों के साथ मिलाकर बने पेस्ट को 10 से 15 मिनट के लिए सिर पर लगाकर रखें इसके बाद इसे गुगुने पानी से धो लें. इससे आपके बाल घने दिखाई देने लगेंगे.
इसके अलावा गुड़हल की पत्तियों को पीसकर इसमें नारियल तेल मिलाकर थोड़ा गर्म कर लें. अब इस तेल को अपने सिर पर मालिश करने के लिए प्रयोग करें. इससे आपके बालों में चमक और मजबूती आती है. बालों लिए गुड़हल के फूल का प्रयोग हम बालों की कई समस्याओं के लिए भी कर सकते हैं. गुड़हल के पत्तों और फूलों से बना पेस्ट प्राकृतिक कंडिशनर का काम करता है.
5. कोलेस्ट्राल कम करने के लिए
कोलेस्ट्राल के स्तर को नियंत्रित करने के लिए भी गुड़हल का प्रयोग किया जाता है. ये धमनी में पट्टिका को जमने से रोकती है. इसतरह ये कोलेस्ट्राल को नियंत्रित करने में मददगार साबित होती है.
6. गुर्दे की पथरी के लिए
गुर्दे की पथरी से परेशां व्यक्ति गुड़हल के फायदे का इस्तेमाल कर सकता है. इसका कारण ये है कि इसमें विटामिन सी प्रचुर मात्रा में पाया जाता है. इसके लिए आपको बस गुड़हल की चाय पीनी होती है.
7. पीरियड्स के दौरान
पीरियड्स को नियमित करने में गुड़हल काफी महत्वपूर्ण साबित होता है. पीरियड्स के दौरान महिलाओं के शरीर में ऐस्ट्रोजेन की कमी होने से हार्मोन्स का संतुलन गड़बड़ा जाता है. गुड़हल इसे नियमित करता है.
8. उच्च रक्तचाप के लिए
गुड़हल की पत्तियों से बनी चाय के तमाम फ़ायदों में से एक ये भी है कि ये उच्च रक्तचाप में भी लाभदायक साबित होता है. इससे हृदय की गति भी सामान्य होती है.
9. खून की कमी में
खून की कमी यानि एनिमिया की समस्या में भी गुड़हल लाभदायक होती है. इसके लिए लगभग 40 से 50 गुड़हल के फूल की कलियों को अच्छे से पीसकर उसके रस को एक टाइट डिब्बे में बंद कर लें. सुबह-शाम इसके सेवन से आपकी एनीमिया में राहत मिलती है.
10. त्वचा के लिए
गुड़हल की पत्तियों मेन ऐन्टी-ऑक्सीडेंट, आयरन और विटामिन सी की मौजूदगी इसे त्वचा के लिए महत्वपूर्ण बनाती है. इससे आपके चेहरे के दाग-धब्बे, मुंहांसे और झुर्रियां आदि जैसी कई समस्याएँ खत्म होती हैं. इसके लिए गुड़हल की पत्तियों को पानी मेन उबालकर इसे अच्छी तरह पीस लें और इसमें शहद मिलाकर इसे चेहरे पर लगाएँ.

गुड़हल के नुकसान

  • गर्भवती महिलाएं और स्तनपान कराने वाली माताएं इसके इस्तेमाल में सावधानी बरतें.
  • निम्न रक्तचाप वाले व्यक्ति इसके इस्तेमाल से बचें.
  • काम करते समय गुड़हल का चाय पिने से बचें क्योंकि इससे नींद आती है.
     

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