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Can Ayurveda Help In Dealing With Eczema?

Dr. Vijeshwar Kumar Gupta 88% (10 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Moradabad
Can Ayurveda Help In Dealing With Eczema?

Is your skin looking swollen and feeling dry and itchy? If yes- you may be suffering from eczema. Eczema is a skin condition characterized by these symptoms along with redness. When scratched the skin may break and develop a rash. Children are more susceptible to this condition as compared to adults. Eczema is typically a recurrent infection. Treating it with conventional medication helps subdue the symptoms but does not reduce the risk of it recurring. In cases like this, Ayurveda is often the most preferred form of treatment.

  • Ayurveda is a holistic form of medication that does not address only the symptoms that can be seen but addresses the root cause of the infection. It has negligible side effects and can be prescribed to children and adults. According to Ayurveda, eczema is also known as Vicharchika. This is caused by an imbalance in the immune system. Thus, in many cases, it may be accompanied by asthma, allergic hay fever etc. An unhealthy lifestyle with excessive late nights, stress, physical, mental and sexual activities can contribute towards this condition. In addition, consuming high amounts of alcohol, coffee, spicy or sour foods and stale foods can be responsible for eczema. All of these factors aggravate the pitta dosha and lead to the collection of ama or toxins under the skin.
  • Thus, to treat eczema, it is essential to pacify the pitta dosha. The first step towards this is to have a healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid oily and spicy food as well as tea, coffee, aerated drinks, and alcohol. Processed and preserved foods should also be avoided. In addition, try eating your meals on time and avoid late nights. Wear loose, cotton clothes that allow your skin to breathe. When bathing use mild, herbal soaps and a soft towel. Yoga asanas such as Bhujangasan and Pranayam can also help boost your immunity and reduce the ama in your body. This can also help reduce stress.
  • In addition, there are certain ayurvedic home remedies that could be beneficial. Neem leaves are known for their antiseptic properties. Boil 20-30 leaves in 4-5 cups of water and wash the affected area with the cooled decoction. You could also apply a warm paste of 1 teaspoon licorice root powder and sesame oil on the affected part of your skin. This may be removed after 3-4 hours. Above all, avoid scratching the area and keep the skin well moisturized.

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

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Constipation & Gastric Problem - Which Yoga Asanas Can Help?

Dr. Anupam Malaviya 92% (841 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Sultanpur
Constipation & Gastric Problem -  Which Yoga Asanas Can Help?

Lifestyle changes have taken a heavy toll on the entire digestive system. There is less fiber, more processed foods, less water and more aerated drinks, all playing havoc with the digestive process. This has led to abnormal bowel movements, no regular cleansing of the bowels, and various other gastric problems.

Ayurveda believes that a healthy body is the result of the balance between the three elements – vaata, pitta, and kapha. Increase or decrease in any of these produces specific symptoms or disease conditions. As a remedy, therefore, the aim should be to balance out these three elements, so that overall health is restored.

Constipation is caused by:

  • Reduced fiber
  • Reduced roughage
  • Reduced water intake
  • Increased processed/refined foods
  • Reduced physical activity
  • Increased refined sugar consumption

Symptoms of constipation:

Constipation can be acute or chronic. While acute may be associated with some sudden food changes, many people may be chronically constipated due to their lifestyle. These people will have the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty passing stools
  • Bloated, excessive gassy feeling
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lousy and lethargic feeling
  • Weight loss
  • Rectal bleeding if the constipation is ongoing for a long time
  • Difficulty in digestion

Some complications of constipation include hemorrhoids, fecal impaction, fecal incontinence, anal fissure and rectal bleeding. Ayurveda suggests yoga, natural remedies and food changes to treat constipation and gastric problems.

Yoga asanas:

  • Trikonasana: This helps in the easy passage of stool by working on the lower part of the digestive tract
  • Bhujanagasana: It helps remove the accumulated gas and helps in passing stools
  • Pavan muktasana: Translated into “asana which helps in the release of gas,” this is very useful in reducing flatulence and also helps to reduce abdominal fat.
  • Naukasana: This pose where the body comes into a boat shape helps in activating the intestinal juices and relieves gastric problems.

Food changes:

  • Triphala churna is a great bowel cleanser which helps in bowel movement too
  • Aloe vera juice clears the stomach
  • Castor oil is highly recommended for digestive issues and constipation
  • Bel fruit is believed to remove waste from the body
  • The leaves and roots of Nisoth (Ipomoea) have great laxative properties.
  • Isabgole (Plantago) not only cures constipation but also reduces cholesterol and helps in regulating bowel movement.
  • Avoid bakery items, red meat, processed foods, dairy products, and oily foods so that constipation can be rectified
  • Increase consumption of green leafy vegetables, make sure at least 50% of the meal is made up of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Ensure each meal contains as much whole grains and cereals as possible, not refined flour.

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

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Hair Fall Due To PCOS - How It Can Be Treated?

Dr. Rohit Shah 89% (338 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Surat
Hair Fall Due To PCOS - How It Can Be Treated?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is very common amongst women of reproductive age. This condition affects the ovaries and is one of the leading causes of infertility. Increased hair fall is one of the other effects of this disease. According to Ayurveda, PCOS brings the Kapha dosha that normally can be found in the upper half of the body downwards along with the Pitta dosha. This affects the Prana-Vyana-Apana axis. One of the impacts of this disbalance is a loss of nutrition to tissues including the hair follicles. Without proper nutrition, the hair follicles begin to die and fall off.

Thus, addressing the Prana-Vyana-Apana axis is one way to treat hair fall caused by PCOS. Some forms of Ayurvedic treatment that can be used for this include:

  • Sarvangadhara: This involves pouring medicated oils and milk over the body.
  • ShirodharaIn this form of treatment, milk and medicated oils are poured in a continuous stream over the head.
  • Udwarthana or powder massage
  • Abhyangaor a massage with medicated oil
  • Swedana or sweat inducing treatments

Other forms of Ayurvedic treatment that may be used to treat PCOS and hair fall associated with it are:

  1. Panchakarma: Panchakarma means 5 therapies. The 5 therapies themselves vary from case to case. This helps deal with a number of issues caused by PCOS. For example, it helps regulate body weight, hormonal secretions, removes toxins, decreases resistance to insulin and enhances metabolism. The effect of this can also be seen on hair growth as hair fall is lessened and hair regrowth is enhanced.
  2. Herbal Remedies: A number of herbs also have a beneficial effect on hair fall caused by PCOS. They stimulate ovulation and regulate menstruation to balance hormone levels, destroy cysts in the ovaries, regulate blood flow during menstruation and aid in natural conception. Some of these herbs include Ashokarishta, Shatavari, Raja pravartinivati, Kumaryasava, Dashamoolakashayam, and Saptasaramkashayam.
  3. Yoga Yoga is not directly beneficial for hair loss but it treats PCOS as a whole. It helps release stress and eases the symptoms associated with PCOS including hair fall. Pranayama is one of the primary yoga exercises beneficial for PCOS. This helps relax the mind and detoxify the system. Other yoga asanas that can help reduce hair fall include the Suryanamaskar, Bhujangasana, Sirsasana, Salabhasana, Sarvangasana, and Badhakonasana

Along with this, it is necessary to eat a well-balanced diet, avoid junk food, get adequate sleep at night and meditate regularly to improve one’s emotional health.

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

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I have pimples and scars and my marriage is after 1 month pld suggest any fast treatment.

Dr. Anoop Negi 86% (260 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MBA (Healthcare)
Ayurveda, Dehradun
I have pimples and scars and my marriage is after 1 month pld suggest any fast treatment.
Acne problem occurs in young adolescents. The disease is seen in the face, chest, back and shoulders Mouth of sebaceous follicles become clogged with sebum and epithelial debris (blackhead or comedo) Comedones become infected and pustular, leaving scars on healing. I would like to suggest you 1. Wheat, Old barley, Rice, Green gram (Mudga ), Pigeon pea (arhar ), Masura, Patola, Kakmachi, Garlic and Cucumber (kheera) is recommended. 2. Newly harvested cereals (navanna), Black gram (udada), Radish, Sour and heavy substance, Milk, Curd, Sugarcane product, Jaggery, Lisora is restricted. There are so many medicines in Ayurveda to solve your problems. Keshara – Saffron – Crocus sativus Chandana – Pterocarpus santalinus Laksha – Laccifer lacca Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia Madhuyashtika – Licorice Kaliyaka – Berberis aristata Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides Padmaka – Prunus cerasoides Neelotpala – Nymphaea stellata Nyagrodha – Ficus bengalensis Plaksha – Ficus lacor Kamala keshara – Pollen of Lotus – Nelumbo nucifera Dashamoola – Group of ten roots – Bilva – Aegle marmelos Agnimantha – Premna mucronata Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum Gambhari – Gmelina arborea Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum Prinshnaparni – Urarica picta Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris Brihati – Solanum indicum Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum We use these hearbs to make oil which is used for face massage Improves skin complexion and texture. Relieves blemishes, acne, acne scars, white and black heads, dark circle, sun tans, wrinkles. It is a good face massage oil. It has both cleansing and nourishing effect on skin. It has anti aging qualities. Adds radiance to the skin. Removes scars, pimples, blemishes and wrinkles. Useful in sun tan. Makes skin radiant and beautiful. So do not worry be happy. You may talk to me privately without hesitation on Lybrate.
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I want remedy of blackspot occurred on face due to pimples problem. What should i do?

Dr. Vaibhav Bhokare 91% (8207 ratings)
MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
I want remedy of blackspot occurred on face due to pimples problem. What should i do?
Please Use herbal medicine for excellent results. Eat tablet gandhak rasayana twice daily after food for 45 days. Apply face clean cream.
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I am suffering 4 years for acne problem that's make my face ugly plss sir give advise.

Dr. Rupinder Kaur Khaira 94% (81 ratings)
MD - Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Ludhiana
I am suffering 4 years for acne problem that's make my face ugly plss sir give advise.
Hi, Acne is a chronic skin condition and is very common in persons ageing 15-25 years. The condition can be mild, moderate or severe depending on types of bumps you have on your face. The moderate and severe types require long term treatment with antibiotics and vitamin A derivatives. However you can start using face wash with salicylic acid, start applying anti acne creams on the face. You should use the sun screen very regularly so that you do not get any scars or pigmentation. You can increase your water intake; avoid touching your face; eat fresh fruits; avoid oils and sugars.
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Brown Poha

Dt. Ritika Dua 87% (56 ratings)
BSc-Diet & Nutrition, M.Sc-Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Brown Poha

Hello friends see this picture, its brown poha. Its delicious and also very light break fast to more important its also weight loss and have vitamins c 1, calcium 22, and vitamin a o and, iron, good. It's too easy to make at home and without using oil. The ingredients of this cheela by using only vegetables like onions bell pepper, tomatoes, green chili. Brocli, spring onion etc.

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Raghi Ka Cheela And Raghi Ka Dosa

Dt. Ritika Dua 87% (56 ratings)
BSc-Diet & Nutrition, M.Sc-Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Raghi Ka Cheela And Raghi Ka Dosa

 This picture is of Millet ka cheela with chatni. Its delicious more with rayata and in winter, weight loss cheela is too good for bones and have calcium. It's too easy to make at home and without using oil. The ingredients of this cheela by using only vegetables like onions bell pepper, tomatoes.

Egg Bhurji

Dt. Ritika Dua 87% (56 ratings)
BSc-Diet & Nutrition, M.Sc-Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Egg Bhurji

 This picture is of Egg bhuji. It's so easy break fast to more important its also weight loss and have protein calcium, and vitamin a and, protein, good. It's too easy to make at home and without using oil.The ingredients of this egg bhuji by using only vegetables like onions bell pepper, tomatoes, green chili. Brocli, spring onion etc.

3 people found this helpful