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Benefits of Punarnava And Its Side Effects

Punarnava has been used in medicine since ancient times and is particularly popular in Ayurvedic medicine. It offers a whole range of health benefits. It is extremely good for the liver and prevents infections from occurring in it. It is a diuretic and can prevent kidney stones from occurring. It is good for patients with arthritis and diabetes. It can treat urinary tract infections, heavy menstruation, fibroids, and clotting in women. It fights obesity and prevents heart failure from occurring. It is good for the eyes and digestion, and is also used as a laxative. It can cure impotence and erectile dysfunction as well. It can also help with certain kinds of cancer.

Benefits of Punarnava And Its Side Effects

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Punarnava
Nutritional Value of Punarnava
Health Benefits of Punarnava
It is good for the liver
It is a remedy for Urinary Tract Infections
It fights obesity
It is a diuretic
It is good for diabetes
It is good for the eyes
It prevents heart failure
It’s great for arthiritis
It cures impotence
It helps with stomach disorders
Other benefits
Uses of Punarnava
Side-Effects & Allergies of Punarnava
Cultivation of Punarnava

Punarnava

Punarnava, scientifically known as BoerhaviaDiffusa, is used in Ayurveda due to its many health benefits. It is also known as Tarvine, Red Spiderling, Horse Purslane, Red Hogweed, and Spreading Hogweed. The word punarnava translates into something that revives the body and brings the youth back. It has been used in India in the ancient times and is highly effective. For treatment, the leaves, aerial part, and root of the plant are all used. The leaves of the plant are also commonly used as vegetables in many parts of India. The plant has tiny purple, white, carnine, or pink flowers growing all over it. There are two main varieties of this plant, red and white, and both are used for their medicinal benefits.

Nutritional Value of Punarnava

Punarnava has high nutritional content, which is why it has been identified for its health benefits and used widely since ancient times. In 100 g of Punarnava, you will find a total fat content of 1.61% of the daily recommended dosage. It has 162 mg of sodium and 2.26% of the daily recommended dosage of protein. It has 44.8 mg of Vitamin C in it, along with 142 mg of Calcium. It also has 0.012 mg of iron in it. These nutrients are extremely important for the healthy and efficient functioning of the body and can help prevent many diseases and infections., as well as cure many ailments.

Health Benefits of Punarnava

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Punarnava
Health Benefits of Punarnava

It is good for the liver

The liver is one of the most important organs of the body. It works hard when the body is under attack and an unhealthy liver can lead to additional fatigue and stress during sickness. Punarnava is extremely good for the liver. It helps stimulate the secretion of bile on a regular basis, which is what keeps the liver healthy and functional.

It is a remedy for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections are extremely common in women, although they can happen to men as well. They cause a lot of discomfort, as well as a burning sensation while urinating. Punarnava has anti-spasmodic, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties in it. Together, these work as a fantastic cure for UTIs, clearing out the infection effectively in no time. The herb can also be used to cure UTIs during pregnancy as it does not have any adverse effects on the mother or baby.

It fights obesity

One of the widely known benefits of Punarnava is that it helps fight obesity. Most herbal slimming formulas in the market contain Punarnava in it because it is so effective. This herb helps by stimulating excretion and the removal of extra fluids from the body, without losing out on the potassium or electrolytes that are needed by the body. Therefore, it ends up promoting weight loss in the body. It is also a mild laxative.

It is a diuretic

Urinating is one of the most important body functions. This is because it helps get rid of excess toxins, water, and fat from the body, ultimately keeping it healthy and ensuring that all organs function as smoothly as possible. Punarnava is a diuretic, which means that it stimulates regular and plenty of urination. This helps keep the body clean. Furthermore, regular urination also clears out the calcium accumulated in the kidneys, thus preventing kidney stones from occurring. The diuretic properties of Punarnava also help prevent dropsy, a condition in which water or watery fluids settle down in the tissue and cavities of the body and cause problems with the health. Frequently urinating can help get rid of these excess fluids and prevent the condition from occurring in the first place. It also helps cures ascites, which is also the accumulation of watery fluids in the body tissues. This is normally caused by a problem in the liver.

It is good for diabetes

Diabetes can be extremely dangerous if not controlled properly. Punarnava is a herb that can help you control your diabetes. This is because its leaf (and the extracts from the leaves) control the glucose levels present in the body, which is extremely beneficial for diabetics. It also helps increase the plasma insulin levels, which is also good for them.

It is good for the eyes

As the eyes are an extremely sensitive part of the body, they can be susceptible to a number of diseases and infections at any given point of the day. This is why it is so important to protect them and administer the right cure when something goes wrong. This is where Punarnava comes in. The juice of its root can be used to cure the eyes of a number of infections and diseases such as conjunctivitis, night blindness, and so on. A few drops of the juice used directly in the eyes can work wonders for your eyesight.

It prevents heart failure

Punarnava can help you prevent congestive heart failure. This is because it reduces the workload that’s put on the heart by inducing edemas. For it to be as beneficial as possible, it should ideally be mixed with Terminala Arjuna Bark powder, TapyadiLoha, or any other herbal remedy for heart failure for maximum results.

It’s great for arthiritis

Punarnava is known to be a good remedy for arthritis. This is because the herb provides a lot of relief from pain in the joints and the pain of inflamed muscles. In order to use this herb to relieve these pains, it must be ground into a paste and then applied topically. You can let the paste sit on your skin for as long as you want as there will not be any side effects on your skin.

It cures impotence

Impotence can be a huge problem. Punarnava’s seeds are extremely beneficial to those who are suffering from impotence. It can help revive the entire male reproductive organ, and can also induce a lot of vitality and vigor, and it also increases your libido. Moreover, it can improve the overall quality of the semen that is produced. It is also a good home remedy for erectile dysfunction.

It helps with stomach disorders

Punarnava is a great herb if you are suffering from stomach disorders. This is because it strengthens the stomach muscles. It can also kill and get rid of intestinal worms, which is an important function as worms can be quite harmful in your body and lead to starvation and death. It also helps prevent intestinal colic.

Other benefits

Apart from the benefits listed above, Punarnava can be used for a variety of other ailments as well. It can help cure bronchial asthma, is a good remedy for gout and can prevent there from being high amounts of ureic acid in the blood. Moreover, it is also considered a good remedy for cancer as it is an anticancer agent. Punarnava is also a good antioxidant, cardiokine, antihepatic, and chloretic agent. It is, therefore, beneficial for various bodily systems and functions and a very good addition to your diet or lifestyle.

Uses of Punarnava

Punarnava is used for all the medicinal purposes that are listed above. It is also widely used in Ayurvedia to cure a variety of ailments such as insomnia, cataract, tuberculosis, asthma, eye disorders, kidney infections and disorders, general fevers, colic, worms, rabies, alcoholism, heavy menstruation, clotting, and fibroids in women, and urinary tract infections. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine mainly because it is highly effective across different issues of the body. The plant is used as fodder for livestock. It is also used as a vegetable in many African and Asian countries. Both, the leaves and seeds can be eaten and are used for culinary purposes.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Punarnava

Punarnava has a short list of side effects. It can increase the blood pressure and thereby affect the functioning of the heart. If you have any ethanol related allergies, then you must not use this herb as it will be an allergenic for you. It has a lot of iron in it, and is also used widely as a laxative. Due to this, pregnant women should avoid using this herb. Punarnava should not be given to children who are under 12 years of age.

Cultivation of Punarnava

Punarnava is a well-known medicinal herb that is widely found in India, the Pacific, and even in the Southern United States. It grows in well-drained soil and has trouble growing in the shade.

Popular Questions & Answers

My hair problem that has front side is clear and very thin hair so please any solution hurry up thank you sir/mam.

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
HELLO, CAUSES OF your HAIR FALL OR LOSS OR THINING HAIRS- 1.Nutritional deficiencies - Specially Biotin, Vit B Complex, iron,folate, calcium,vit d deficiency. 2.Harmonal imbalances-Androgens Thyroid stress harmones etc 3.Infections-Scalp skin infections. 4.Autoimmunity and other systemic diseases. 5.Psychological- stress anxiety etc. 6.Diet.Ireegular unhealthy bfood habits excess salt sodium. 7.High fluorides Bore well water. 8.Improper sleep paterns. 9.Concentrated drugs dyes shampoos and chemicals. 10. Dehydration and increased body temperature. TREATMENT DEPENDS UOPN UNDERLINING CAUSE. TIPS TO AVOID HAIR FALL- 1.Nutritional Diet rich in vitamins proteins minerals. Fruits dry fruits and green leafy vegitables. 2.Suppliments with Biotin rich multivitamin multiminerals. 3.Mild herbal antifungal shampoos to counter infections. 4.Huygein care. Head baths twice at least in a week. 5.Identifications hormonal status and correcting harmones. 6.Autoimmune diseases management, 7.Managing stress anxiety good night sleep. 8.Low salt sodium diet. Avoiding fast and junk foods. 9.Avoidingstrongs drugs and hair dyes and creams. 10. Yoga sheershasan. HOME REMEDIES 1.Sweetcoconut burfi, amla candy intake. 2.Hibiscus oil, til oil, almond oil, amla oil application. 3.Amalaki aloevera Juice intake. 4.Drinking 4 liters of water per day. 5.Regular oil head massage. 6.Taking fruits dry fruits per day. Dates apicrots almonds etc. AYURVEDIC OILS- 1.Mahabhrigaraj oil. 2.Neelibhrugyadi oil. SHAMPOO- Vatika Herbal shampoo Danfree shampoo FOR HAIR REGROWTH 1.Cap.Bhringraj 2.Cap.Punarnava. HAIRSUPPLIMEMT Cap. H-Ful. I need your detailed history investigations and previous medication details to understand what is the cause and solution for your problems. I HAVE VERY GOOD TREATMENT FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HAIR FALL/LOSS. NO SIDE EFFECTS. You Can consult me for this problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosporous life ahead…. GOD BLESS YOU
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I shaved my head .then I saw a thin hair from bottom of my hair .I want to know about the problem.

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
You MAY HAVE SCALP FUNGAL INFECTIONS LIKE TINEA CAPITIS OTHER CAUSES AND MANAGEMENT OF your HAIR PROBLEMS AS FOLLOWS CAUSES OF your HAIR FALL OR LOSS OR HAIR THINNING - 1.Nutritional deficiencies - Specially Biotin, Vit B Complex, iron,folate, calcium,vit d deficiency. 2.Harmonal imbalances-Androgens Thyroid stress harmones etc 3.Infections-Scalp skin infections. 4.Autoimmunity and other systemic diseases. 5.Psychological- stress anxiety etc. 6.Diet.Ireegular unhealthy bfood habits excess salt sodium. 7.High fluorides Bore well water. 8.Improper sleep paterns. 9.Concentrated drugs dyes shampoos and chemicals. 10. Dehydration and increased body temperature. TREATMENT DEPENDS UOPN UNDERLINING CAUSE. TIPS TO AVOID HAIR FALL- 1.Nutritional Diet rich in vitamins proteins minerals. Fruits dry fruits and green leafy vegitables. 2.Suppliments with Biotin rich multivitamin multiminerals. 3.Mild herbal antifungal shampoos to counter infections. 4.Huygein care. Head baths twice at least in a week. 5.Identifications hormonal status and correcting harmones. 6.Autoimmune diseases management, 7.Managing stress anxiety good night sleep. 8.Low salt sodium diet. Avoiding fast and junk foods. 9.Avoidingstrongs drugs and hair dyes and creams. 10. Yoga sheershasan. HOME REMEDIES 1.Sweetcoconut burfi, amla candy intake. 2.Hibiscus oil, til oil, almond oil, amla oil application. 3.Amalaki aloevera Juice intake. 4.Drinking 4 liters of water per day. 5.Regular oil head massage. 6.Taking fruits dry fruits per day. Dates apicrots almonds etc. AYURVEDIC OILS- 1.Mahabhrigaraj oil. 2.Neelibhrugyadi oil. HAIR SHAMPOO Vatika Herbal shampoo Danfree shampoo. FOR HAIR REGROWTH 1.Cap.Bhringraj 2.Cap.Punarnava. HAIR SUPPLIMEMT Cap. H-Vita. I need your detailed history investigations and previous medication details to understand what is the cause and solution for your problems. I HAVE VERY GOOD TREATMENT FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HAIR FALL/LOSS. NO SIDE EFFECTS. You Can consult me for this problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosporous life ahead…. GOD BLESS You.

Does oiling the hair really helps in preventing hairloss and getting a good hair growth? Is it true or a myth?

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
TREATMENT DEPENDS UPON THE CAUSE, PROPER DIAGNOSIS ,APPROPRIATE MEDICINES AND PATIENTS CORRECT FOLLOW UP. NOT ONLY ON MEDICINES. EVERY MEDICINE HAS ITS ROLE AND SCIENCE BEHIND IT .ONLY IT HAS TO BE ADMINISTERED IN CORRECT WAY. your PROBLEMS CAUSES OF your HAIR FALL OR LOSS- 1.Nutritional deficiencies - Specially Biotin, Vit B Complex, iron,folate, calcium,vit d deficiency. 2.Harmonal imbalances-Androgens Thyroid stress harmones etc 3.Infections-Scalp skin infections. 4.Autoimmunity and other systemic diseases. 5.Psychological- stress anxiety etc. 6.Diet.Ireegular unhealthy bfood habits excess salt sodium. 7.High fluorides Bore well water. 8.Improper sleep paterns. 9.Concentrated drugs dyes shampoos and chemicals. 10. Dehydration and increased body temperature. TREATMENT DEPENDS UPON UNDERLINING CAUSE. TIPS TO AVOID HAIR FALL- 1.Nutritional Diet rich in vitamins proteins minerals. Fruits dry fruits and green leafy vegitables. 2.Suppliments with Biotin rich multivitamin multiminerals. 3.Mild herbal antifungal shampoos to counter infections. 4.Huygein care. Head baths twice at least in a week. 5.Identifications hormonal status and correcting harmones. 6.Autoimmune diseases management, 7.Managing stress anxiety good night sleep. 8.Low salt sodium diet. Avoiding fast and junk foods. 9.Avoidingstrongs drugs and hair dyes and creams. 10. Yoga sheershasan. HOME REMEDIES 1.Sweetcoconut burfi, amla candy intake. 2.Hibiscus oil, til oil, almond oil, amla oil application. 3.Amalaki aloevera Juice intake. 4.Drinking 4 liters of water per day. 5.Regular oil head massage. 6.Taking fruits dry fruits per day. Dates apicrots almonds etc. AYURVEDIC OILS- 1.Mahabhrigaraj oil. 2.Neelibhrugyadi oil. SHAMPOO Vatika Herbal Shampoo FOR HAIR REGROWTH 1.Cap.Bhengaraj. 2.Cap.Punarnava. HAIR SUPPLIMEMT Cap. H-Vita. ALL ABOVE MEASURES AND TREATMEMT DONE TOGETHER WILL GIVE GOOD BENEFIT. I need your detailed history investigations and previous medication details to understand what is the cause and solution for your problems. I HAVE VERY GOOD TREATMENT FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HAIR FALL/LOSS. SAFE. EFFECTIVE.NO SIDE EFFECTS. U Can consult me for this problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosporous life ahead…. GOD BLESS U. REGARDS.
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Doctor, there is no other abnormal symptom. Its mainly prolonged dandruff - white flakes all over the scalp. Hair fall is as high as 60-100 strands every day. Please suggest the name of tablets.

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
HELLO, CAUSES OF your HAIR FALL/DANDRUFF /HAIR LOSS- 1.Nutritional deficiencies - Specially Biotin, Vit B Complex, iron,folate, calcium,vit d deficiency. 2.Harmonal imbalances-Androgens Thyroid stress harmones etc 3.Infections-Scalp skin infections. 4.Autoimmunity and other systemic diseases. 5.Psychological- stress anxiety etc. 6.Diet.Ireegular unhealthy bfood habits excess salt sodium. 7.High fluorides Bore well water. 8.Improper sleep paterns. 9.Concentrated drugs dyes shampoos and chemicals. 10. Dehydration and increased body temperature. TREATMENT DEPENDS UOPN UNDERLINING CAUSE. TIPS TO AVOID HAIR FALL- 1.Nutritional Diet rich in vitamins proteins minerals. Fruits dry fruits and green leafy vegitables. 2.Suppliments with Biotin rich multivitamin multiminerals. 3.Mild herbal antifungal shampoos to counter infections. 4.Huygein care. Head baths twice at least in a week. 5.Identifications hormonal status and correcting harmones. 6.Autoimmune diseases management, 7.Managing stress anxiety good night sleep. 8.Low salt sodium diet. Avoiding fast and junk foods. 9.Avoidingstrongs drugs and hair dyes and creams. 10. Yoga sheershasan. HOME REMEDIES 1.Sweetcoconut burfi, amla candy intake. 2.Hibiscus oil, til oil, almond oil, amla oil application. 3.Amalaki aloevera Juice intake. 4.Drinking 4 liters of water per day. 5.Regular oil head massage. 6.Taking fruits dry fruits per day. Dates apicrots almonds etc. AYURVEDIC OILS- 1.Mahabhrigaraj oil. 2.Neelibhrugyadi oil. SHAMPOO Danfall shampoo. FOR HAIR REGROWTH 1.Cap.Bhringraj 2.Cap.Punarnava. HAIR SUPPLIMEMT Cap. H-Ful. I need your detailed history investigations and previous medication details to understand what is the cause and solution for your problems. I HAVE VERY GOOD TREATMENT FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HAIR FALL/LOSS. NO SIDE EFFECTS. U Can consult me for this problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosporous life ahead. GOD BLESS U. Regards
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I am going through lot of hair fall and I am having allot of dandruff (scales in my head)

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
HELLO, CAUSES OF your HAIR FALL OR LOSS/DANDRUFF.- 1.Nutritional deficiencies - Specially Biotin, Vit B Complex, iron,folate, calcium,vit d deficiency. 2.Harmonal imbalances-Androgens Thyroid stress harmones etc 3.Infections-Scalp skin infections. 4.Autoimmunity and other systemic diseases. 5.Psychological- stress anxiety etc. 6.Diet.Ireegular unhealthy bfood habits excess salt sodium. 7.High fluorides Bore well water. 8.Improper sleep paterns. 9.Concentrated drugs dyes shampoos and chemicals. 10. Dehydration and increased body temperature. TREATMENT DEPENDS UOPN UNDERLINING CAUSE. TIPS TO AVOID HAIR FALL- 1.Nutritional Diet rich in vitamins proteins minerals. Fruits dry fruits and green leafy vegitables. 2.Suppliments with Biotin rich multivitamin multiminerals. 3.Mild herbal antifungal shampoos to counter infections. 4.Huygein care. Head baths twice at least in a week. 5.Identifications hormonal status and correcting harmones. 6.Autoimmune diseases management, 7.Managing stress anxiety good night sleep. 8.Low salt sodium diet. Avoiding fast and junk foods. 9.Avoidingstrongs drugs and hair dyes and creams. 10. Yoga sheershasan. HOME REMEDIES 1.Sweetcoconut burfi, amla candy intake. 2.Hibiscus oil, til oil, almond oil, amla oil application. 3.Amalaki aloevera Juice intake. 4.Drinking 4 liters of water per day. 5.Regular oil head massage. 6.Taking fruits dry fruits per day. Dates apicrots almonds etc. AYURVEDIC OILS- 1.Mahabhrigaraj oil. 2.Neelibhrugyadi oil. SHAMPOO Vatika. FOR HAIR REGROWTH 1.Cap.Bhringraj 2.Cap.Punarnava. I need your detailed history investigations and previous medication details to understand what is the cause and solution for your problems. I HAVE VERY GOOD TREATMENT FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HAIR FALL/LOSS. NO SIDE EFFECTS. U Can consult me for this problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosporous life ahead…. GOD BLESS U. REGARDS .
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Male Menopause - How It Can Be Treated?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), L.C.P.S, PhD,D.P.S.M
Sexologist, Ahmednagar
Male Menopause - How It Can Be Treated?

Male menopause also called ‘andropause’ is characterized by changes in the male hormone ‘testosterone’ due to age. Other names that are used to describe similar symptoms are ‘androgen deficiency’, ‘testosterone deficiency’ and ‘late-onset of hypogonadism’.

What Is Male Menopause?

Because men do not go through a well-defined period referred to as menopause, some doctors refer to this problem as androgen (testosterone) decline in the aging male -- or what some people call low testosterone. Men do experience a decline in the production of the male hormone testosterone with aging, but this also occurs with conditions such as diabetes. Testosterone is a hormone which is produced in the testes and it plays an important role in a man’s body; from regulating sex drive, increasing energy levels in the body, maintaining muscle mass to bringing about changes during puberty. Male menopause differs from female menopause in a few aspects and not all men are affected by it. However, this condition doesn’t cause impotence.

Symptoms:

Along with the decline in testosterone, some men experience symptoms that include:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Weakness
  3. Depression
  4. Sexual problems

The symptoms of male menopause are low energy levels, fatigue, depression and an inability to focus on anything. You will lose muscle tone coupled with an increase in body fat; the muscles in the body also tend to become weak. Some other symptoms are decreased bone density and breast development. 

Causes:

There are no specific causes as such, but aging is known to play a major role in male menopause. Certain lifestyle factors such as depression, stress and anxiety can cause some symptoms of male menopause to show up such as erectile dysfunction. Not eating a balanced diet and not following a proper exercise regimen and drinking or smoking excessively can trigger symptoms of male menopause.

Treatment:

Once the diagnosis is done, the doctor will chart out a treatment course. The common treatment for male menopause is to make certain changes in your lifestyle – eating a well-balanced diet, getting optimal sleep and exercising regularly. Making these types of changes has been proven to dramatically improve the health of men affected by male menopause.

Another option is hormone replacement therapy, wherein synthetic or artificial testosterone is administered to the body. It is similar to performance e    nhancers in terms of its side effects. So it is advised to consult your doctor and take a well-founded decision on whether to go ahead with the hormone replacement therapy.

Ayurvedic Management of Male Menopause:

  1. Manage your emotions through yoga and meditation.
  2. Attend couple’s counselling and talk your doctor about your issues. Educate yourself and your family about the condition.
  3. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  4. Maintain your weight by doing regular exercise and diet.
  5. Do regular body oil massage with Ksheerabala taila, Sesame oil or Mahanarayana taila.
  6. You can undergo Ayurvedic treatments like Shirodhara, Rasayana and Vajikarana chikitsa to rejuvenate your body and enhance your sexual health.

Ayurvedic medicines like Ashwagandha, Kapikachhu, Shilajit, Gokshura, Musli, Amalaki, Punarnava, Chandraprabha vati, etc. are very beneficial.

Treatment and Management of Erectile Dysfunction

MBBS, MCCEE, Fellowship in Sexual Medicine
Sexologist, Jaipur
Treatment and Management of Erectile Dysfunction

How to manage it effectively?
There are enough options available which can keep every man sexually active regardless of the cause of erectile dysfunction (ed). Here's how therapy can take place.

Counselling sessions:
As with an electrical circuit, if there are any breaks in the system it will not function as a unit. Part of the process of psychosexual therapy would be to think about the actual emotional and/or psychological issues behind ed, and to attend to these with weekly counselling sessions. This realisation is an important first step for you to begin and resolve your erection problem. The patient normally implements the therapy advice at home, either alone or with a partner, between therapy sessions. This may help you maintain an erection for once, gradually building confidence.

Relieving sexual anxiety:
Telling your partner before you make love that you have this anxiety, and the feelings it causes. As a result, your partner will understand, and the two of you can work on it together.

You can reduce some worries by being more giving with foreplay, even if your sexual performance isn't what you or your partner wanted, your partner will still be satisfied.

Consider regular exercise which brings confidence in your body as your energy is also an important part of overcoming sexual anxiety.

Non-medical therapies
Watermelon juice (nature's viagra) and ginseng (herbal viagra): l-citrulline, an amino acid, present in watermelon can bring about significant improvement in blood flow to the penis, showing an improvement in erectile function. Another herb called ginseng, specifically 'red ginseng,' is known as the 'herbal viagra' that can improve sexual performance. Several research studies provide evidence for the effectiveness of these herbs in ed treatment.

Kegel exercises: pelvic exercises, involving the portion of the body between your waist and thighs, are commonly known as kegel exercises. Three months of kegel exercises twice daily can help to significantly improve your erection ability which strengthens the penile muscle. They also promote urinary control.

Acupuncture therapy: the acupuncture needles are placed in the wall of the abdomen. By stimulating specific acupoints, the practitioner aims to restore the proper flow of energy in the body resolving ed.

Eat right: scientific study at Massachusetts on male aging has found that eating a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish with fewer red and processed meat, whole and refined grains decreased the likelihood of having ed. Intake of a daily multivitamin and fortified foods is the best remedies for treating ed.

Walking: just 30 minutes of walking a day is linked to 41% drop in risk for ed. Moderate exercise can help restore sexual performance in obese middle-aged men with ed.

Attention towards vascular health and making body slim: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can all damage arteries in the penis along with heart and brain thereby leading to ed. Maintaining a trim waistline is a good defence for ed, as men with a 42-inch waist are 50% more likely to develop ed in comparison to 32-inch waist people.

Avoid excessive alcohol: chronic heavy drinking of alcohol can cause liver damage, nerve damage, and other conditions, interfering with the normal balance of male sex hormone (androgens) levels ultimately leading to ed.

Intake of l-arginine: l-arginine, an amino acid, which is naturally present in the body and helps make nitric oxide, supports a successful erection. Nitric oxide is responsible for making the blood vessels relax, which helps sustain an erection for men.

Medical therapy:
Ed can also be treated with oral medications, drugs insertions or injections into the penis. Oral medications that are normally prescribed to treat the dysfunction work for about 80% of men. They work by boosting the natural signals, which are generated dur

ing sexual activity so as to help you sustain an erection. Alprostadil is a type of medicine that causes blood vessels to expand, increasing blood flow to the penis, thus facilitate an erection. Cialis, Levitra, staxyn and viagra work by a similar mechanism to cause erections. There are subtle differences in how long the drug works and how quickly it works. A vacuum erection device is a plastic tube that slips over the penis, making a seal with the skin of the body. A pump at the other end of the tube creates a low-pressure vacuum around the erectile tissue, which results in an erection.

Ayurvedic medications:
Klaibya in Ayurveda is defined as the inability to attain and keep sufficient rigid (firm) erection which is very essential during sexual intercourse for the sexual needs or the needs of his female partner. Also vajikarana in Ayurveda means producing a horse's vigor. Some of the herbs used in vajikarana include:

  • Bulb of allium sativum (garlic)
  • Root of asparagus recemosus (shatavari)
  • Root of boerhavia diffusa (punarnava)
  • Whole part of Cocculus cardifoli (guduchi)
  • Root of panax ginseng (ginseng)
  • Seeds of myristica fragraus (nutmeg)
  • Leaf and root of withania somnifera (ashwagandha)
  • Leaf and seeds of ginkgo bioloba (ginkgo)
  • Pitch of asphaltum bitumen (shilajit)
  • Dried root of lepidium meyenii (maca)

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

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PCOS Treatment in Ayurveda - The Right Approach!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Surat
PCOS Treatment in Ayurveda - The Right Approach!

Are you suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome and are looking for an ideal remedy? Polycystic ovarian disease or PCOD is a common female health condition. It is a complex disorder and involves several factors which include insulin resistance, obesity, irregular menstrual bleeding, insufficient ovum production, and abnormal menstrual cycles. PCOD commonly occurs during the reproductive age of a woman and accounts for being a major cause of infertility.

According to Ayurvedic principles, PCOD occurs primarily due to the imbalance state of your doshas. The dosha vaishanmya is linked to the symptoms of PCOD, and the relationship between the doshas and lakshans is permanent.

POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS) AND HAIR LOSS

PCOS can cause hyperandrogenism – where your body produces too many androgens (male hormones). Androgens are naturally found in all women. They affect the degree and frequency of bleeding during your menstrual cycle and can also cause acne and oily skin. However, if your hair follicles are sensitive to androgens they can also decrease the growth of hair on your scalp and increase the growth of hair on your body. This is especially true if you have excessive amounts.
 
Follicle sensitivity is not simply ‘caught’ or randomly acquired. It’s genetically inherited and has been there since birth. If you have little or no hair follicle sensitivity, your hair may not be very affected by extra androgens. But normal or even sub-normal amounts of circulating androgens can cause hair loss if your follicles are very sensitive to them.

Treatment
PCOD is associated with stri beeja and rajah formation, along with medhodhantu to some extent. These should be attended to while the condition is being treated. The Ayurvedic treatment of PCOD aims at providing ideal care by correction of the ama dosha. By this, you achieve koshta shuddi, which in turn regularizes your tridoshas. The way or approach towards Ayurvedic treatment for PCOD includes the following:

  1. Treatment of agnimandya at both dhatwagni and jataragni levels.
  2. The alleviation of sroto avarodha is an essential part of PCOD treatment using Ayurveda. You should undertake purificatory therapies which are based on the grade of your doshic vitialation, and the exact area of affliction. These should be followed by rasayana drugs, which are free radical scavenging agents.
  3. The regularization of the apana Vata is essential as well. You must firmly avoid vihara and kaphkara ahara.
  4. Yoga and meditation are very important for the Ayurvedic treatment of PCOD. You should perform yoga asanas regularly. Some of the ideal postures for PCOD management include sarvangasana, matyasana, and shavasana.
  5. It is also very important for you to work out regularly, undertake different physical exercises. This will make your overall life much healthier.
  6. You must follow a healthy, balanced diet regularly, which should consist of fresh vegetables and fruits.

Ayurvedic herbs for the treatment of PCOD

  1. The varuna crataeva nurvala is an effective herb which helps in the clearance of channels, which reduces your cyst’s size.
  2. You can try hareetaki because of its amazing laxative effects, which reduce the morbidity of your body.
  3. Bilva or aegle marmelos heps in reducing the size of your growth, via its digestive effect.
  4. Strotasshuddhi is required and herbs likes Punarnava, kaphhar medicines are advised.
  5. Phytooestrogen sources and female tonic Shatavari is very much advised.
  6. Agnimantha, similar to lions. Lake er dhareyjata
  7. Guduchi is another effective remedy for PCOD and has a rejuvenating effect.
  8. Kanchnar is the drug of choice for Thyroid as per AYURVEDA, Strotasshuddhi is done by using Trikatu, Punarnava and other medicines. Rasayan like Shatavari are advised for enhancing female hormones.

If you are experiencing any symptom of PCOD, it is recommended for you to visit an Ayurvedic practitioner. This ensures that proper diagnosis is undertaken so that you can start treating the condition as early as possible. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ayurvedic Herbs For PCOD!

MS Ayurved, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Junagadh
Ayurvedic Herbs For PCOD!

Are you suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome and are looking for an ideal remedy? Polycystic ovarian disease or PCOD is a common female health condition. It is a complex disorder and involves several factors which include insulin resistanceobesity, irregular menstrual bleeding, insufficient ovum production, and abnormal menstrual cycles. PCOD commonly occurs during the reproductive age of a woman and accounts for being a major cause of infertility.

According to Ayurvedic principles, PCOD occurs primarily due to the imbalance state of your doshas. The dosha vaishanmya is linked to the symptoms of PCOD, and the relationship between the doshas and lakshans is permanent.

Treatment
PCOD is associated with stri beeja and rajah formation, along with medhodhantu to some extent. These should be attended to while the condition is being treated. The Ayurvedic treatment of PCOD aims at providing ideal care by correction of the ama dosha. By this, you achieve koshta shuddi, which in turn regularizes your tridoshas. The way or approach towards Ayurvedic treatment for PCOD includes the following:

  1. Treatment of agnimandya at both dhatwagni and jataragni levels.
  2. The alleviation of sroto avarodha is an essential part of PCOD treatment using Ayurveda. You should undertake purificatory therapies which are based on the grade of your doshic vitialation, and the exact area of affliction. These should be followed by rasayana drugs, which are free radical scavenging agents.
  3. The regularization of the apana Vata is essential as well. You must firmly avoid vihara and kaphkara ahara.
  4. Yoga and meditation are very important for the Ayurvedic treatment of PCOD. You should perform yoga asanas regularly. Some of the ideal postures for PCOD management include sarvangasana, matyasana, and shavasana.
  5. It is also very important for you to work out regularly, undertake different physical exercises. This will make your overall life much healthier.
  6. You must follow a healthy, balanced diet regularly, which should consist of fresh vegetables and fruits.

Ayurvedic herbs for the treatment of PCOD

  1. The varuna crataeva nurvala is an effective herb which helps in the clearance of channels, which reduces your cyst’s size.
  2. You can try hareetaki because of its amazing laxative effects, which reduce the morbidity of your body.
  3. Bilva or aegle marmelos heps in reducing the size of your growth, via its digestive effect.
  4. Strotasshuddhi is required and herbs likes Punarnava, kaphhar medicines are advised.
  5. Phytooestrogen sources and female tonic Shatavari is very much advised.
  6. Agnimantha, similar to lions. Lake er dhareyjata
  7. Guduchi is another effective remedy for PCOD and has a rejuvenating effect.
  8. Kanchnar is the drug of choice for Thyroid as per AYURVEDA, Strotasshuddhi is done by using Trikatu, Punarnava and other medicines. Rasayan like Shatavari are advised for enhancing female hormones.

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

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Punarnava Benefits And Side Effects In Hindi - पुनर्नवा के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Punarnava Benefits And Side Effects In Hindi - पुनर्नवा के फायदे और नुकसान

पुनर्नवा का वैज्ञानिक नाम बोरहैविया डिफ्यूजा है. जैसा कि नाम से ही स्पष्ट है, हर वर्ष फिर से नया हो जाना पुनर्नवा ग्रीष्म ऋतु में सूख जाता है. वर्षा ऋतु आते रहते सोता इसमें शाखाएं फूट पड़ती हैं और यह वापस जीवित अवस्था में आ जाता है. पुनर्नवा मुख्य रूप से म्यांमार उत्तर और दक्षिण अमेरिका भारत के कई स्थानों अफ्रीका और चीन में पाया जाता है. इसकी इश्क फूल सफेद होते हैं पुनर्नवा सफेद लाल और नीली फूलों के साथ होती है. अलग अलग जगहों पर इसे अलग अलग नाम के नाम अलग अलग नाम से जानते हैं. आइए जाने की पुनर्नवा के क्या फायदे और नुकसान हैं.

1. लीवर के लिए
यदि आपके लीवर में भी सूजन की समस्या है. तो पुनर्नवा की जड़ आपके लिए काफी लाभदायक साबित हो सकती है. 4 ग्राम सहजन की छाल और पुनर्नवा की जड़ को पानी में उबालकर मरीज को देने से मरीज लाभान्वित महसूस करता है.
2. गुर्दों की सफाई में
गुर्दे हमारे शरीर के महत्वपूर्ण अंगों में से एक है. जाहिर है यह हमारे शरीर से विभिन्न अशुद्धियों को साफ करते हैं. लेकिन क्या आपने कभी सोचा है कि इनकी भी सफाई की आवश्यकता होती है. पुनर्नवा ही ऐसी जड़ी बूटी है, जो कि गुर्दों की सफाई करती है. यहां तक कि गुर्दे की पथरी में भी इसके लाभ देखे गए हैं. पुनर्नवा के पौधे का काढ़ा 10 से 20 ग्राम प्रति दिन पीने से गुर्दे के तमाम विकार ठीक होते हैं.
3. जवान बने रहने के लिए
जैसा कि पुनर्नवा का गुण है इसका नाम है और इसमें फिर से हरा हो जाने का गुण है. उसी तरह इसमें ये भी क्षमता है कि आपको फिर से जवान बना सकता है. इसके लिए पुनर्नवा के ताजे जड़ का रस दो-दो चम्मच दो तीन माह तक नियमित रूप से लें. ऐसा करने से आपके शरीर में ताजगी तो रहेगी ही आप युवा भी महसूस करेंगे.
4. प्रोस्टेट में
हमारे शरीर में मूत्राशय के नीचे तथा मूत्र नली के पास एक छोटी सी ग्रंथि होती है. जिसे हम प्रोस्टेट के नाम से जानते हैं. पुरुषों में 50 वर्ष की आयु के बाद प्रोस्टेट में समस्या आमतौर पर होने लगती है. इस समस्या से निपटने के लिए पुनर्नवा की जड़ों का चूर्ण बेहद लाभकारी साबित होता है.
5. ज्वाइंडिस में
ज्वाइंडिस को पीलिया के नाम से भी जानते हैं इसमें शरीर और आंखों की त्वचा का रंग पीला होने लगता है. इसके साथ ही मूत्र में पीलापन, बुखार और कमजोरी जैसे लक्षण भी नजर आने लगते हैं. इस समस्या को दूर करने के लिए पुनर्नवा के पंचांग का उपयोग किया जाता है. यानी कि पुनर्नवा की जड़, छाल, पत्ती, फूल और बीज में शहद व मिश्री मिलाकर सेवन करने से लाभ मिलता है.
6. अनिद्रा में
नींद ना आने की बीमारी आजकल आम होती जा रही है. जब भी आपको ऐसा लगे कि आप नींद ना आने की बीमारी से पीड़ित हैं, तो आपको पुनर्नवा की मदद लेनी चाहिए. पुनर्नवा के 50 से 100 मिलीलीटर काढ़े का उपयोग करने से हमें गहरी नींद आती है.
7. गठिया में
गठिया एक ऐसी बीमारी है जिसमें जोड़ों में दर्द की समस्या देखी जाती है. इस दर्द से निपटने के लिए आपको 1 ग्राम पुनर्नवा की जड़ के पाउडर को अदरक और कपूर के साथ मिलाकर पीना होता है. इससे गठिया में काफी आराम मिलता है.
8. आंखों से पानी आने पर
आँखों में जलन या सूजन होने पर पुनर्नवा की मदद ली जा सकती है. इसकी जड़ को शहद या दूध के साथ घिसकर आँखों में लगाने से खुजली, सूजन और अन्य समस्याओं से हमें राहत मिलती है. कई शोधों तो पुनर्नवा के फायदे मोतियाबिंद में भी देखा गया है.
9. अस्थमा में
पुनर्नवा की जड़ का पाउडर 500 मिलीग्राम हल्दी पाउडर के साथ मिलाकर दिन में दो बार गुनगुने पानी के साथ लेने से आप अस्थमा जैसी बीमारी का भी मुकाबला करने में सक्षम हो जाते हैं.
10. त्वचा के लिए
त्वचा में होने वाली विभिन्न समस्याओं से निपटने में भी पुनर्नवा की मदद ली जा सकती है. पुनर्नवा त्वचा की विभिन्न समस्याओं से लड़ने के साथ-साथ आपके त्वचा में चमक भी लाने का काम करता है.
11. गठिया के उपचार में
पुनर्नवा के जड़ का पाउडर को अदरक और कपूर के साथ मिलाकर काढ़ा बनाएं. इस काढ़े का उपयोग 7 दिनों तक करें ऐसा करने से आपको गठिया और जोड़ों के दर्द से सम्बंधित समस्याएं ख़त्म होंगी.

पुनर्नवा के नुकसान

  • गर्भवती महिलाएं और स्तनपान कराने वाली माताओं को इसके प्रयोग से बचना चाहिए
  • क्योंकि पुनर्नवा एक मूत्रवर्धक के रूप में कार्य करता है. इसलिए उच्च रक्तचाप और गुर्दे की बीमारी वाले लोग इसका प्रयोग सावधानी से करें.
     
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Table of Content

Punarnava
Nutritional Value of Punarnava
Health Benefits of Punarnava
It is good for the liver
It is a remedy for Urinary Tract Infections
It fights obesity
It is a diuretic
It is good for diabetes
It is good for the eyes
It prevents heart failure
It’s great for arthiritis
It cures impotence
It helps with stomach disorders
Other benefits
Uses of Punarnava
Side-Effects & Allergies of Punarnava
Cultivation of Punarnava