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6 Ayurvedic Home Treatments For Acidity!

Vishuddhii 84% (20 ratings)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
6 Ayurvedic Home Treatments For Acidity!

Gastric acids are chemicals provided by your stomach to aid digestion. But the corrosive effects they induce are counteracted by the secretion of other chemicals. It is when the secretion of these chemicals is impaired that it leads to damaged stomach lining, causing acidity, also known as acid reflux.

Ayurveda promises some easy home treatments for acidity which are quite efficient in ensuring fast recovery for you. You can use any of these listed Ayurvedic treatments if you suffer from acidity.

1. Amla powder (Indian Gooseberry) and honey
 
Soak one teaspoonful of amla powder in half a cup of water. Add honey and stir and drink empty stomach in the morning. Repeat similarly for the evening.
 
2. Cumin seeds

You can reduce cumin seeds to their powder form, then you have to add half a spoon of it to water; presumably, one liter. Then, keep the solution boiling then filter it. You will have to make sure that you drink this solution instead of normal water. Take this water based solution everyday till recovery. This is quite an effective remedy for acidity.
 
3. Mulethi (liquorice) and honey
 
You can reduce liquorice root to powder, then to half a spoon of this powder add little honey to form paste. Lick to consume this paste twice daily after meals. Liquorice neutralizes the acids quickly to give relief.

4. White pumpkin juice
 
Take white pumpkin peel and slice it and make a pulpy juice out of it. Half a cup twice daily gives fast recovery from gastritis and acidity. Alternatively you may eat sweet made of pumpkin (peetha ki methai) after meals.
 
5. Buttermilk

You can take half a glass of buttermilk and add a pinch of each asafetida and turmeric to it. With it, also take care to add a tiny amount of fenugreek and drink it at night, to make the most of its benefits.

6. Jaggery

You can try taking boiled ash gourd with jaggery. This relieves the burning sensation in the stomach to a considerable extent.

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Acidity - Home Remedies For It!

Dr. Amaneesh 88% (13 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Chandigarh
Acidity - Home Remedies For It!

Gastric acids are chemicals provided by your stomach to aid digestion. But the corrosive effects they induce are counteracted by the secretion of other chemicals. It is when the secretion of these chemicals is impaired that it leads to damaged stomach lining, causing acidity, also known as acid reflux.

Ayurveda promises some easy home treatments for acidity which are quite efficient in ensuring fast recovery for you. You can use any of these listed Ayurvedic treatments if you suffer from acidity.

1. Amla powder (Indian Gooseberry) and honey
 
Soak one teaspoonful of amla powder in half a cup of water. Add honey and stir and drink empty stomach in the morning. Repeat similarly for the evening.
 
2. Cumin seeds

You can reduce cumin seeds to their powder form, then you have to add half a spoon of it to water; presumably, one liter. Then, keep the solution boiling then filter it. You will have to make sure that you drink this solution instead of normal water. Take this water based solution everyday till recovery. This is quite an effective remedy for acidity.
 
3. Mulethi (liquorice) and honey
 
You can reduce liquorice root to powder, then to half a spoon of this powder add little honey to form paste. Lick to consume this paste twice daily after meals. Liquorice neutralizes the acids quickly to give relief.

4. White pumpkin juice
 
Take white pumpkin peel and slice it and make a pulpy juice out of it. Half a cup twice daily gives fast recovery from gastritis and acidity. Alternatively you may eat sweet made of pumpkin (peetha ki methai) after meals.
 
5. Buttermilk

You can take half a glass of buttermilk and add a pinch of each asafetida and turmeric to it. With it, also take care to add a tiny amount of fenugreek and drink it at night, to make the most of its benefits.

6. Jaggery

You can try taking boiled ash gourd with jaggery. This relieves the burning sensation in the stomach to a considerable extent.

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What To Eat During Pregnancy Each Trimester?

Dt. Ruchita Maheshwari 90% (379 ratings)
BSc, Pg Diploma In Food Science & Nutrition, Sensory Evaluation of Food, Certified Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
What To Eat During Pregnancy Each Trimester?

When you are pregnant, it is quite difficult to control what you eat. It is because as an expecting woman, you get a lot of cravings and want to eat the weirdest thing sometimes. But to conceive a healthy baby, you must maintain a healthy diet. A healthy baby requires all the essential nutrients for its growth and development within the womb and the mother’s body supplies the food. Hence, it is vital for the mother to eat right.

 The first-trimester diet -

During the first trimester, it is important to eat food substances that are rich sources of iron, vitamins and folic acid as these three nutrients are essential for the development of nervous system and help in getting relief from nausea. Those females who do not consume at least 600 mg of folic acid in a day, the chances for a baby of getting neural tube defects get increased. The fruits and vegetables that are rich sources of calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium are very important such as broccoli, spinach etc. Dairy products should be consumed such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. Protein is essential for bodybuilding and rich sources of protein such as chicken and eggs should be consumed. Fish can also be consumed however, not all fishes are advised during pregnancy, and it is better that you should check with your nutritionist for it. Carbohydrates are also required for energy metabolism and therefore, whole grain food substances should be consumed.

Further, there are foods that should not be consumed during pregnancy.

  1. Alcohol
  2. Raw or undercook chicken or meat
  3. Shellfish
  4. Oyster
  5. Fish like swordfish, shark, king mackerel & tilefish as they are high in mercury.
  6. Unpasteurized dairy products
  7. Raw or undone eggs
  8. Canned foods
  9. Herbal teas
  10. Licorice (mulethi)

Second trimester Diet -
Calcium and vitamin D is very important in this stage as baby needs strong bones and teeth. The brain development of the baby is required and hence woman should increase the intake of magnesium and omega-3 fatty acid. Again fruits (carrots, mangoes) and vegetables (broccoli, carrots, cabbage etc.) that are rich in folic acid, vitamin D, magnesium and calcium should be consumed. Dairy products rich in calcium and magnesium such as pro-biotic yogurt, low-fat milk, low-fat cream cheese etc. should be included in the diet. Foods rich in omega-3 like almonds, walnuts, seeds like flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds etc. and essential carbohydrate containing brown rice, fortified bread etc.

Third-trimester diet -
The third-trimester diet plan must include food items that are rich in carbohydrates and vitamin K such as leafy vegetables that helps in blood clotting. Vitamin K is very essential for the birth procedure and breastfeeding. Iron is required because it is responsible for preventing low birth rate and premature delivery. Food types such as protein-rich foods that contain iron and zinc, eggs, salmon and plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C and A should be included in the diet.

Hence, the following guidelines as per diet should be followed to avoid any complication during pregnancy and to have a healthy baby.

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10 Common Foods That Act As Super Foods In PCOS

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
10 Common Foods That Act As Super Foods In PCOS

PCOS is a complex association of endocrine (hormonal) and metabolic interactions, creating an imbalanced hormone profile resulting in ovarian hyperstimulation, which leads to multiple cysts in ovary & infertility and  other symptoms like weight gain, mood swings, delayed or no periods, scanty menstrual blood flow, mood swings, facial hair, insulin resistance and hair fall, leaky gut, bloating etc. Fortunately, it has been shown that improving baseline nutrition & lifestyle and losing weight (if needed) can do a lot to improve both the symptoms and the underlying hormonal imbalance.  

Find below 10 common foods, acting as a superfood for PCOS:

1. Green/raw papaya: Papaya is good for inducing periods or regulating the menstrual cycle. It is rich in vitamin A, calcium, potassium and vitamin B in the form of folic acid, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-1 and riboflavin. Papaya also increases metabolism and improves digestion. 

How to consume: Green papaya is thick and fleshy from inside. Consume it like common foods. Grated papaya flesh can be kneaded in Chapaati flour to make it high fiber and as there is no particular flavor of papaya so it's easy to take it. It can be cooked as a vegetable curry also to have with roti or rice. Raw papaya can be prepared as a salad also.

2. Wheat Grass: It purifies the blood, detoxifies the liver and cleanses the colon and prevents cancer cells to grow. Consumption of wheatgrass helps to balance PH levels in the body to make a more suitable environment for ovary. It increases oxygen levels in the body to improve cell and organ structure. It improves anemia due to its high chlorophyll content.

How to consume: Fresh wheatgrass can be grown in the kitchen garden and grind it with some water to prepare fresh juice. Consume it immediately as you prepare it.  The powdered wheatgrass is the second option which is taken in a dose of three grams dissolved in a cup of water should be taken on an empty stomach every day.

3. PineapplePineapples are loaded with an enzyme called bromelain; an enzyme that can produce some pretty incredible effects when ingested in the right amounts. In fact, bromelain has indications which include acting as a:

  • Pain Reliever

  • Blood Thinner and Anti-Coagulant

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agent

  • Pineapple is a fabulous source of manganese, a nutrient that may help fight against PMS-related irritability. This tropical fruit also contains high levels of potassium, which can fight bloating. And don't forget the sweetness from a fresh pineapple can curb those sugar cravings which are common in PCOS. 

4. Tomatoes: They are rich in a carotenoid called lycopene, which can help fight Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS) heart disease and cancer. Lycopene is in greater quantities in a processed or cooked tomato, rather than a fresh one, because lycopene is tightly bound within the tomato’s cell walls. Heat breaks down those walls, thus releasing more lycopene for the body to absorb and use. Cooking tomatoes in olive oil helps to dissolve lycopene and carry it into the bloodstream. Tomatoes are also a good source of chromium which fights with insulin resistance and sugar cravings.

How to consume: Consume it in raw /sautéed salads or you can prepare tomato soup to get maximum amount of lycopene.

5. Flax seeds: Rich in Omega -3, so fixes up mood also. Lignan in flaxseeds helps reduce androgen levels. As a result, when flaxseed is added to your PCOS diet, it helps reduce testosterone levels and improves lipid profile, both of which are helpful in managing and controlling of PCOS. 

How to consume: 1-2 tsp of roasted seeds can be chewed empty stomach. Flax seeds can be added to different food preparations like cereals, can be added to curd in powder form. Take care to chew them well or have it in the form of powder.

6. Fenugreek seeds (Methi dana): It is believed that a phytoestrogen called diosgenin content in fenugreek seeds can affect estrogen. Fenugreek can improve glucose metabolism as well

How to take: Overnight soaked 1tsp seeds in water can be consumed early morning. Add as a spice in cooking. Grow sprouts and add a tbsp to your regular salad.  

7. Kalonji (Black / Nigella seeds): It is a must-have spice in your pantry, Black seeds are a boon to women suffering from PCOS. Humble black seeds boost metabolism, help weight loss and regularize menstrual cycle by balancing stubborn hormones in PCOS. They also reduce blood sugar by enhancing insulin sensitivity. Most importantly, it helps in preventing the follicles from turning cystic

How to consume: Kalongi should be taken once or twice daily 2-3 gm (about ¾ tsp) ideally before breakfast or at night. 

8. Spearmint: High levels of male hormone- testosterone (yes, women do have a small of amount of testosterone in their body!) and other female hormonal imbalances triggers facial hair to grow thicker and more men-like. Spearmint has been proved by research to reduce the levels of circulating male hormone- testosterone and thus help in controlling and reducing the growth of thick facial hair in PCOS. Also, as testosterone triggers loss of scalp hair or balding in women with PCOS, spearmint can also help in reducing hair loss.

 How to consume:  A good quality organic Spearmint (peppermint works fine as well) tea should be steeped for two to three minutes and taken twice daily minimum five days every week

9. Licorice root(Mulethi): It has natural anti-androgen properties. And it also offers hormone balancing benefits.  By maintaining estrogen balance in the body, Licorice helps promote regulated ovulation and improved fertility. Licorice can boost digestive health and treat Leaky Gut, which is not uncommon in PCOS patients. It limits the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut. This further improves the health.

How to consume: licorice(mulethi) powder (3 gm) can be brewed in a hot cup of water and sip it while relaxing once or twice in a day.

10. cinnamon(Dalchini): Cinnamon has been seen to reduce insulin resistance significantly. Insulin resistance is considered as the number one cause of both diabetes and PCOS. Cinnamon also reduces the occurrence of Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH,) which also contributes to the occurrence of PCOS.

How to consume:

  • Cinnamon tea: Start your morning with a cup of cinnamon tea. Cinnamon can be added to both milk tea and black tea. Try to have it without sugar as it could reduce the effectiveness of cinnamon.
  • Powder: Sprinkle some cinnamon powder on your yogurt, smoothies and shakes. Cinnamon is a versatile spice that adds flavor to everything from curries to desserts.

Note: This information is given in general. Always ask your dietitian or naturopath before starting any food or herb in particular for any specific recommendation based on your hormones levels and your body constitution.

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

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Acidity - How Lifestyle & Diet Changes Can Help?

Jiva Ayurveda 95% (220 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Acidity - How Lifestyle & Diet Changes Can Help?

Gastritis/ acidity is usually mild and can be cured easily by following better food habits and regular healthy lifestyle. However, sometime gastritis can cause pain in the upper part of the abdomen and may lead to stomach ulcers. Few over-the-counter (otc) antacid medicines and a set of do's and don'ts can relieve gastritis.

Some of the lifestyle and dietary changes are as follows:

Lifestyle / dietary changes:

  1. Excess spicy food and use of painkillers, alcohol, cigarettes and acidic beverages lead to symptoms of gastritis. To get rid of symptoms of gastritis, one should follow these simple remedies.
  2. Eat food in smaller quantity and switch to several small meals.
  3. Painkillers lead to ulcers in your stomach and cause bleeding. So, avoid unnecessary use of painkillers.
  4. Kapalabhati, bhastrika and anulomaviloma yoga increases movement of body and organs, helpful in the treatment of gastritis.

Foods to be taken:
A healthy meal plan with low unhealthy fat, salt, and added sugar helps in relieving gastritis. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods. Lean meat, poultry (chicken and turkey), fish, beans, eggs, and nuts are also advised to gastritis patients.

  1. Fruits: Fruits contain vitamins, minerals, fibers and antioxidants should be the part of the diet plan.
  2. Rice gruel: Rice gruel helps in the formation of watery gastric juice and reduces the acidity level within the stomach. Only rice that has been aged for one year must be used. Wheat and barley are beneficial.
  3. Vegetables: Garlic and onion limit the growth of bacteria. Carrot juice, spinach juice, pumpkin, bitter gourd (kaakarakaya), cucumber (dosakaya), and green banana are effective. Broccoli is effective against h. Pylori bacteria in the stomach lining.
  4. Dairy products: Calcium and vitamin d in milk reduce the stomach acids and gives relief to the stomach but, it should be with low content fat.
  5. Grains: Whole wheat chapattis, pasta, noodles made from whole grains should be included in the diet. Refined flour (maida) products should be strictly avoided. Limit the consumption of whole grain chapattis to about 2 chapattis, per day.
  6. Green coconut water: Drink green coconut water, as it provides the stomach with the necessary rest, vitamins, and minerals which provide an excellent and easy remedy for gastritis.


Foods to be avoided:
Several foods produce a large amount of acid in your stomach leading to gastritis. You should avoid intake of such foodstuffs in your diet:

  1. Salty and spicy foods
  2. Vinegar and vinegar based food items.
  3. Aerated drinks, citrus juices, caffeine.
  4. High fat/cholesterol contained food items.
  5. Beef, fried fish, and pork.
  6. Baked products like cookies, cakes, chocolates.

Medical treatments

Medical therapies/ options:
Several allopathic medicines are used for the treatment of gastritis, but their prolonged use can lead to problems like weak bones, constipation, vomiting. Antibiotics are used to kill h. Pylori bacteria, which causes ulcers and gastritis in your digestive tract. Antacids normalize acid production by blocking the action of the parts of cells that produce acids. Ulcer healing agents protect the tissues that line your stomach and small intestine. Besides these, surgery is preferred in complicated cases of gastritis like pus or mucous filled infections in stomach and intestines.

Ayurvedic and herbal therapies:
In Ayurveda, gastritis is known as urdhavaga amalapitta. It is caused in people who have pitta dosha, which means disturbance in the digestion of food leading to indigestion. When the pitta dosha gets increased in such people, there are greater chances of getting gastritis. Ayurvedic preparations like dhaatriloha, sukumaraghrita, sootashekhara rasa, kaamadudha rasa, leela vilas rasa, chandrakala rasa, amalakichoorna, triphalachoornaand amalapittantaka rasa are beneficial in gastritis. If there is constipation along with gastritis, then avipattikarachoorna is taken as the medicine of choice.

Few herbs that are beneficial for gastritis patients are

  1. Cardamom (ilaayachee): soothes the stomach. It is especially beneficial if the gastritis causes heartburn.
  2. Fennel (sauph): is digestive, traditionally used by Indians. Fennel gives the soothing effect to the stomach, facilitates digestion, reduces flatulence and relieves the stomach of excess acidity.
  3. Ginger (adrakh): it is effective in treating indigestion that is associated with gastritis. It is especially useful for people who consume more of a non-vegetarian food.
  4. Amla: Amla is very beneficial in the treatment of several stomach ailments including gastritis.
  5. Sandalwood (chandan): helps in gastritis because it has cooling properties. It can soothe the stomach muscles inflamed by gastritis.
  6. Asparagus: it's roots are effective in reducing the hyperacidity of the digestive system.
  7. Licorice (mulethi) root powder: the root of the licorice soothes the injury of the stomach and also reduces the h pylori.

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

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Gastritis - Symptoms And Its Ayurvedic Treatment!

Dr. Richa Sharma Khare 88% (104 ratings)
Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Gastritis - Symptoms And Its Ayurvedic Treatment!

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian life science that requires you to make various lifestyle changes along with the use of medication that is based on herbs and condiments with massages and Yogic postures. This field of medicine believes in getting to the root of the problem so as to cure it and prevent it in the future as well. Gastritis is no different and enjoys the same kind of attention when it comes to Ayurveda. 

Here is everything you need to know about the Ayurvedic perspective of gastritis: 

Definition: As per Ayurveda, signs and syptoms of Amlapitta are like gastritis, which can lead to the occurrence of stomach ulcers when the inflammation of the stomach lining goes untreated for a prolonged period of time. This inflammation is the basic outcome of the condition. 

Causes: As per Ayurveda imbalance of tridoshas is the cause of any disease. Problems in the Vata and Pitta Dosha, can cause this condition of Alapitta or gastritis. Also, a build up of Ama or toxins due to poor digestive health, can lead to the occurrence of this disease. As per Ayurveda, there are many reasons that may cause this toxin build up and the imbalance in the Tridosha. This includes eating spicy food on a regular or frequent basis and taking too many drugs like pain killers and analgesics which can lead to this condition. Also, too much of alcohol consumption and greasy food can cause gastritis. Further, one of the main causes of gastritis as per Ayurveda, is the presence of too much stress and worry, and the lack of a proper routine when it comes to eating, sleeping and exercising. 

Symptoms: The main symptoms include appetite loss and nausea, as well as discomfort and pain in the abdomen. Gastrointestinal bleeding and blood discharge may also occur for patients suffering from this condition. Headaches and vomiting are also common symptoms of this condition. 

Medication: There are various Ayurvedic medicines that can help in treating this condition. Dadima Ghrita is ghee based preparation that can be taken every morning with a glass of warm milk in order to activate the digestive fires and improve the digestive powers. The difference can usually be seen in a matter of days. Herbs like Amla(Indian goose berry), mulethi(Liquorice), Neem(Azadiracta Indica), Munakka( Big raisins), Shatavari(Asparagus recemosus), Trifla are very useful in treating Amlapitta. Lemon juice, ajwain, amla and ginger are also helpful in indigestion and cures Amlapitta indirectly. 

Lifestyle Changes: Avoiding spicy and greasy food as well as stopping alcohol abuse and smoking can help in curing this condition. One should also stay away from excessively stressful mental and physical tasks. 

Taking the right steps at the right time for a proper routine with good habits can help in treating this condition as per Ayurveda.

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

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Hyperacidity - 6 Ayurvedic Treatments For It!

Dr. Rajeshkumar Radadiya 89% (278 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Hyperacidity - 6 Ayurvedic Treatments For It!

Gastric acids are chemicals provided by your stomach to aid digestion. But the corrosive effects they induce are counteracted by the secretion of other chemicals. It is when the secretion of these chemicals is impaired that it leads to damaged stomach lining, causing acidity, also known as acid reflux.

Ayurveda promises some easy home treatments for acidity which are quite efficient in ensuring fast recovery for you. You can use any of these listed Ayurvedic treatments if you suffer from acidity.

  1. Amla powder (Indian Gooseberry) and honey: Soak one teaspoonful of amla powder in half a cup of water. Add honey and stir and drink empty stomach in the morning. Repeat similarly for the evening. 
  2. Cumin seeds: You can reduce cumin seeds to their powder form, then you have to add half a spoon of it to water; presumably, one liter. Then, keep the solution boiling then filter it. You will have to make sure that you drink this solution instead of normal water. Take this water based solution everyday till recovery. This is quite an effective remedy for acidity. 
  3. Mulethi (liquorice) and honey: You can reduce liquorice root to powder, then to half a spoon of this powder add little honey to form paste. Lick to consume this paste twice daily after meals. Liquorice neutralizes the acids quickly to give relief.
  4. White pumpkin juice: Take white pumpkin peel and slice it and make a pulpy juice out of it. Half a cup twice daily gives fast recovery from gastritis and acidity. Alternatively you may eat sweet made of pumpkin (peetha ki methai) after meals. 
  5. Buttermilk: You can take half a glass of buttermilk and add a pinch of each asafetida and turmeric to it. With it, also take care to add a tiny amount of fenugreek and drink it at night, to make the most of its benefits.
  6. Jaggery: You can try taking boiled ash gourd with jaggery. This relieves the burning sensation in the stomach to a considerable extent.

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

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Seborrheic Dermatitis - Which Ayurvedic Remedies Can Help You?

Dr. Ritesh Chawla 88% (1125 ratings)
B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Seborrheic Dermatitis - Which Ayurvedic Remedies Can Help You?

The red, itchy rash on your scalp or body with dandruff-like flakes is actually caused due to seborrheic dermatitis. This skin disease’s resemblance the symptoms of dandruff, eczema, psoriasis or a skin allergy, that seborrheic dermatitis often goes undiagnosed. This is actually bad for your health, as the seborrheic dermatitis patches keep reappearing and get larger. Ayurveda and nature have solutions how to tackle this skin scourge and keep them controlled.

Seborrhea can occur on any part of your body as well as your scalp. It’s symptoms are yellowish flakes and oily scales along with reddened skin. This disease usually occurs on oily areas of your body, such as the face, side of the nose, upper chest and back. The affected skin also looks swollen and greasy. Since seborrheic dermatitis tends to occur in areas of heavy sebum or oil production, studies show that oily skin can be the cause of the disease. Other causes are yeast infection of the skin, and any disease that reduces your immunity like AIDS, or a condition that affects the nervous system like Parkinson’s disease.

Allopathic treatments for the disease are many and they do work, especially if your seborrheic dermatitis is mild. Doctors usually prescribe antifungal creams or medicated shampoos like ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, coal tar, and zinc pyrithione. These do control the symptoms for a while, but the symptoms tend to be back with a change of season. In more severe cases, you may also have to ingest corticosteroid medication to calm the inflammation that occurs due to this skin infection.

This usually prevents a flare-up. Ayurveda is the only therapy that treats seborrheic dermatitis from its roots. Seborrheic dermatitis is a disease that occurs due to the increase in Kapha and Vayu doshas inside your body and is known as Darunak in Ayurveda. Hence, Ayurvedic physicians recommend that you should avoid cold and dry weather, and certain foods to reduce the effects of these two doshas. Avoid too much salt, sour, cold items, curds, eggs and eat more bitter veggies. Oil treatments are very effective and so are certain panchakarma procedures like Abhyangam, Murdha thaila, Virechan, Nasyam are recommended under supervision. Marichyadi tailam is highly recommended for external application on the skin regularly.

Ayurveda also highly recommends the following herbs for controlling seborrheic dermatitis:

  1. Amla: An anti-oxidant that raises immunity levels to stop flare-ups of seborrheic dermatitis.
  2. Giloy: A herb that heals inflammation, due to increased pitta levels in your body.
  3. Neem: This calms pitta. Wash the area affected by skin infection with neem infused water.
  4. Daru Harida: Another powerful healing herb that calms pitta.
  5. Mulethi: This regulates hormonal levels and prevents flare-ups.

Prevention is better than cure. Boost your body immunity by having healthy food and regular exercise. Hygiene and regular bath are equally important, to do wonders in keeping such skin infections at bay.

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

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Easy Ways To Manage Acidity!

Dr. Satish Sawale 89% (1967 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra For Piles, Pilonidal, Sinus & Fistula Management, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate In Diabetes Update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Easy Ways To Manage Acidity!

Gastritis / acidity part -2

Simple ways to manage gastritis / acidity

Gastritis/ acidity is usually mild and can be cured easily by following better food habits and regular healthy lifestyle. However, sometime gastritis can cause pain in the upper part of the abdomen and may lead to stomach ulcers. Few over-the-counter (otc) antacid medicines and a set of do's and don'ts can relieve gastritis. Some of the lifestyle and dietary changes are as follows:

Lifestyle / dietary changes:

Excess spicy food and use of painkillers, alcohol, cigarettes and acidic beverages lead to symptoms of gastritis. To get rid of symptoms of gastritis, one should follow these simple remedies.

Small meals: eat food in smaller quantity and switch to several small meals.

Avoid painkillers: painkillers lead to ulcers in your stomach and cause bleeding. So, avoid unnecessary use of painkillers.

Yoga and physical exercise: kapalabhati, bhastrika and anulomaviloma yoga increases movement of body and organs, helpful in the treatment of gastritis.

Foods to be taken:

A healthy meal plan with low unhealthy fat, salt, and added sugar helps in relieving gastritis. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods. Lean meats, poultry (chicken and turkey), fish, beans, eggs, and nuts are also advised to gastritis patients.

Fruits: fruits contain vitamins, minerals, fibers and antioxidants should be the part of the diet plan.

Rice gruel: rice gruel helps in the formation of watery gastric juice and reduces the acidity level within the stomach. Only rice that has been aged for one year must be used. Wheat and barley are beneficial.

Vegetables: garlic and onion limit the growth of bacteria. Carrot juice, spinach juice, pumpkin, bitter gourd (kaakarakaya), cucumber (dosakaya), and green banana are effective. Broccoli is effective against h. Pylori bacteria in the stomach lining.

Dairy products: the calcium and vitamin d in milk reduce the stomach acids and gives relief to the stomach but, it should be with low content fat.

Grains: whole wheat chapattis, pasta, noodles made from whole grains should be included in the diet. Refined flour (maida) products should be strictly avoided. Limit the consumption of whole grain chapattis to about 2 chapattis, per day.

Green coconut water: drink green coconut water, as it provides the stomach with the necessary rest, vitamins, and minerals which provide an excellent and easy remedy for gastritis.

Foods to be avoided:

Several foods produce a large amount of acid in your stomach leading to gastritis. You should avoid intake of such foodstuffs in your diet:


- salty and spicy foods.

- vinegar and vinegar based food items.

- aerated drinks, citrus juices, caffeine.

- high fat/cholesterol contained food items.

- beef, fried fish, and pork.

- baked products like cookies, cakes, chocolates.

Medical treatments

Medical therapies/ options:

Several allopathic medicines are used for the treatment of gastritis, but their prolonged use can lead to problems like weak bones, constipation, vomiting. Antibiotics are used to kill h. Pylori bacteria, which causes ulcers and gastritis in your digestive tract. Antacids normalize acid production by blocking the action of the parts of cells that produce acids. Ulcer healing agents protect the tissues that line your stomach and small intestine. Besides these, surgery is preferred in complicated cases of gastritis like pus or mucous filled infections in stomach and intestines.

Ayurvedic and herbal therapies:

In Ayurveda, gastritis is known as urdhavaga amalapitta. It is caused in people who have pitta dosha, which means disturbance in the digestion of food leading to indigestion. When the pitta dosha gets increased in such people, there are greater chances of getting gastritis. Ayurvedic preparations like dhaatriloha, sukumaraghrita, sootashekhara rasa, kaamadudha rasa, leela vilas rasa, chandrakala rasa, amalakichoorna, triphalachoornaand amalapittantaka rasa are beneficial in gastritis. If there is constipation along with gastritis, then avipattikarachoorna is taken as the medicine of choice.

Few herbs that are beneficial for gastritis patients are

Cardamom (ilaayachee): soothes the stomach. It is especially beneficial if the gastritis causes heartburn.

Fennel (sauph): is digestive, traditionally used by Indians. Fennel gives the soothing effect to the stomach, facilitates digestion, reduces flatulence and relieves the stomach of excess acidity.

Ginger (adrakh): it is effective in treating indigestion that is associated with gastritis. It is especially useful for people who consume more of a non-vegetarian food.

Amla: Amla is very beneficial in the treatment of several stomach ailments including gastritis.

Sandalwood (chandan): helps in gastritis because it has cooling properties. It can soothe the stomach muscles inflamed by gastritis.

Asparagus: it's roots are effective in reducing the hyperacidity of the digestive system.

Licorice (mulethi) root powder: the root of the licorice soothes the injury of the stomach and also reduces the h pylori. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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