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Benefits of Putrajeevak And Its Side Effects

Putrajeevak alos known as putraveeji, putranjiva and lucky bean tree is an evergreen tree growing up to a height of 12 meters. Its scientific name is Putranjiva roxburghii. The tree has long suspended branches, normal elongated leaves that are arranged alternately and its fruits are velvety and rounded with a hard stony seed. It has a sweet and pungent taste and is heavy in digestion. It bears both male and female flowers.

Benefits of Putrajeevak And Its Side Effects

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Nutritional Value of Putrajeevak
Health Benefits of Putrajeevak
Aphrodisiac and Spermatogenic
Treats Fever and Cold
Cures Headaches
Treats Elephantiasis
Side-Effects & Allergies of Putrajeevak


Putrajeevak alos known as putraveeji, putranjiva and lucky bean tree is an evergreen tree growing up to a height of 12 meters. Its scientific name is Putranjiva roxburghii. The tree has long suspended branches, normal elongated leaves that are arranged alternately and its fruits are velvety and rounded with a hard stony seed. It has a sweet and pungent taste and is heavy in digestion. It bears both male and female flowers.

Nutritional Value of Putrajeevak

Putrajeevak seeds contain fatty oils while the kernel has a store of essential oils that smell like mustard. Isothiocyanate providing glycosides,glucoputranjivin, glucocochelearin, glucojiaputin and glucocleomin are also present in it. The main constituent of the essential oil obtained from this plant are isopropyl and 2-butyl isothiocyanates. Apart from this it has a minor component, 2-methylbutyl isothiocyanate.

Health Benefits of Putrajeevak

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


Putrajeevak is a medicinal plant that aids in the process of pro creation by playing an important role in treating sterility, infertility and recurring abortions. It is beneficial for the reproductive health of both the male and female partners. This has been used for ages in treating reproduction related problems.

Aphrodisiac and Spermatogenic

This plant helps increase sexual urges and performance. It helps in improves sperm count in men. This helps to up the chances of conceiving and solve the issue of childlessness. It is safer than the chemical and artificial options available for the same purpose.


The herb apart from its reproductive attributes also helps in reducing inflammation in joints and also for inflamed throats of animals. The leaves are crushed and a paste is made using it. This is then applied on the affected are to cure the problems.


Putrajeevak doesn’t only works on your reproductive organs. It also helps you to get rid of the stubborn pimples and the redness caused due to it. Pimples are a common concern for those suffering from hormonal imbalances and have oily skin. So while taking care of your reproductive organs it makes sure you have a clean, clear and fresh skin.

Treats Fever and Cold

Putrajeevak leaves are extremely effective in treating cold, fever and rheumatism. A concoction of the leaves is prepared for the treatment that is consumed. It provides relief from congestion and provides immense relief.

Cures Headaches

Headaches can be a serious problem that does not let you function properly and makes you irritated and the agony is brutal. This problem can be dealt with by consuming a paste of putrajeevak seeds. It also works miracles in knee pain. So next time you feel your head throbbing look out for this multi benefit plant.


Putrajeevak has the ability to neutralise snake poison. It is a good antidote and comes handy in such fateful situations. It is always important to identify the snake that a person gets bitten by as specific poisons have specific antidotes. Snake poisons are of two types, one that affects the nervous system and the other that damages the blood cells and degenerate it. This property of Putrajeevak saves many lives.

Treats Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis is a health condition caused due to blockage of lymphatic vessels that result in swollen limbs. It is happens by the infestation of parasites in the body that cause filariasis. Putrajeevak helps in fighting this disease and provides a curative measure for it.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Putrajeevak

Putrajeevak does not have any considerable side effects or allergie. But according to Ayurveda people having kapha dosha should not take putrajeevak as it shall increase the problems related to it. It should be strictly kept away from the reach of the children.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am feeling tired and body and head pain from 2 days what the prescription should follow.

Pain Management Specialist, Jabalpur
I think need to improve your life style. Take proper high protein diet. Lots of fluids 4 to 5 litres per day indulge in some or other type of exercise like brisk walk, jogging, cycling, Yoga, sport you will never be able to complaint.

Due to Ashwagandha tablets and powder can headache? If yes then how many days will headache? please sent details.

M.D.(Ayu.) Basic Principles, B.A.M.S., I.P.G.T.& R.A., GAU
Ayurveda, Ajmer
Hi Lybrate User Ashawagandha tab or Pwd never create Headache. Its may be due to some other reasons. Tc Thanks Regards.
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I have the pain of head. Please give the solution of it. It is very hard and out of control.

Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
You can start the homoeopathic medicine natrum Mur 30 liquid dilution 10 drops in half cup of water for 2 times a day for 3 days.
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I have a headache almost everyday. Its one sided headache (left side). Cough, choked nose. Sometimes feeling of nausea.

M.D.(Ayu.) Basic Principles, B.A.M.S., I.P.G.T.& R.A., GAU
Ayurveda, Ajmer
Hi Lybrate User take pathayadisdangam Kashyam 20 ml two times a day before taking meal. Use Tablet migrakot 2 tablets two times a day. Use Tablet saphagrain two tablets two times a day. Avoid oily spicy fried salty acidic foods. Tc Thanks Regards.
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Putrajeevak Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - पुत्रजीवक के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Putrajeevak Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - पुत्रजीवक के फायदे और नुकसान

पुत्र जिया या जियापोता के नाम से जाना जाने वाला आयुर्वेद में उल्लिखित पुत्रजीवक के फायदे बहुत सारे हैं. पुत्रजीवक पहाड़ी क्षेत्रों में पाया जाने वाला पेड़ है. यह एक सदाबहार पेड़ है, यानी हमेशा हरा भरा रहता है. इस के तने पर की छाल सी के रंग की होती है. पत्तों का रंग गहरा होता है और फूल हरे रंग के फूल गुच्छे में होते हैं. पुत्रजीवक आयुर्वेद की जानी-मानी एवं बेहद प्रभावशाली औषधि है. मुख्य रूप से इसे गर्भ ठहरने के लिए उपयोग में लाया जाता है. संतानहीन ओं के लिए वरदान साबित होने वाले आप पुत्रजीवक कई लोगों को उम्मीद देता है. लेकिन इसके साथ ही पुत्रजीवक के बीज छाल और पत्तों का उपयोग अन्य बीमारियों के लिए भी औषधि के रूप में किया जाता है. आइए पुत्रजीवक के कुछ फायदे और नुकसान को जानते हैं.

1. कब्ज में लाभदायक 
कब्ज पीड़ितों के लिए भी पुत्रजीवक उपयोगी साबित होता है. ये कब्ज के साथ-साथ सूखे मल के कारण आंतों में होने वाले दर्द को भी ठीक करता है. इसके लिए आपको 3 ग्राम पाउडर दिन में दो बार गर्म दूध के साथ लेना चाहिए.
2. जुकाम या बुखार में उपयोगी
जुकाम या बुखार जो आमतौर पर हमेशा किसी न किसी को होता ही रहता है. जुकाम या बुखार के उपचार के लिए आपको पुत्रजीवक के फलों का काढ़ा बनाकर पीना चाहिए. इससे काफी हद तक आप राहत महसूस करेंगे.
3. ल्यूकोरिया के उपचार में
ल्यूकोरिया एक ऐसी बिमारी है जिसमें जननांग से सफ़ेद पानी निकलता है. इस बिमारी से निजात पाने के लिए पुत्रजीवक के फल का गुदा, गुड़ और पानी के साथ लेने से ल्यूकोरिया में आप राहत महसुस करेंगे.
4. बांझ महिलाओं के लिए वरदान

  • महिलाओं के गर्भ न ठहर पाने के कई कारण होते हैं. जिसे बांझपन भी करते हैं. पुत्र जीवक की भूमिका गर्भाशय को विषरहित करने और इसके लिए एक सहायक दवा के रूप में है. पुत्र जीवक गर्भपात को रोककर अंडाशय के कार्यों में सुधार लाता है. जिससे कि गर्भाशय गर्भ के लिए परिपक्व होता है. इससे स्वस्थ अनुभवों को रिलीज करने में भी सहायता मिलती है. इसके लिए पुत्र जीवक बीज की गिरी को दूध के साथ पीरियड्स के दिनों में लेना चाहिए.
  • इसके अतिरिक्त और ज्यादा लाभ के लिए आप पुत्रजीवक पेड़ की छाल बिल्ब की जड़ और मालकांगनी की जड़ को मिलाकर इसे पानी में पैसे इसके बाद इस पेस्ट को दिन में एक बार दो 3 सप्ताह तक गर्भवती महिलाएं ने इससे गर्भवती महिलाओं का असामान्य रक्तस्राव रुकता है. पुत्रजीवक सभी प्रकार के मासिक धर्म के रोगों के लिए उपयोगी है. पुत्र जीवक का गूदा जीरा के साथ दूध में पीसकर सुबह लेने से पीरियड्स में आराम मिल सकता है. इसके अलावा पुत्रजीवक पीरियड्स के दौरान होने वाले 58 सीने में जलन मुंह में कड़वाहट काले धब्बे कमजोरी ब्लू टीन आदि को भी कम कर सकता है.

5. गर्दन दर्द के लिए
कई बार हम गर्दन के दर्द या सुजन से परेशान हो जाते हैं. इसमें भी पुत्रजीवक की सकरात्मक भूमिका होती है. इसके लिए आपको पुत्रजीवक के तने की छाल को पानी में घिसकर गर्दन के प्रभावित क्षेत्र में लगाना चाहिए.
6. गर्भपात में उपयोगी
गर्भपात दुःखद तो होता ही है, शरीर के लिए भी नुकसानदेह होता है. इसलिए इससे बचने के कई तरीके खोजे गए हैं. इन तरीकों में से एक पुत्रजीवक का इस्तेमाल भी है. गर्भाशय की लाइनिंग्स को मजबूत बनाकर पुत्रजीवक एक टॉनिक के रूप में काम करता है. ये गर्भाशय को गर्भावस्था के अनुकूल बनाता है.
इसके लिए 200 ग्राम पुत्रजीवक बीज का पाउडर, अश्वगंधा पाउडर और मिश्री पाउडर के मिश्रण का पाउडर बना लें. इस पाउडर का 4-5 ग्राम गुनगुने पानी के साथ दिन में दो बार लें. इसे आप खाली पेट या भोजन करने के 3 घंटे बाद ले सकते हैं.
7. शुक्राणुओं की संख्या बढ़ाने में
जिस प्रकार ये महिलाओं का बाँझपन दूर करता है ठीक उसी प्रकार पुत्रजीवक पुरुषों के नपुंसकता में भी काम आता है. जिन लोगों को अल्पशुक्राणुता की समस्या है उन्हें 3 ग्राम पुत्रजीवक के बीज का पाउडर लेना चाहिए. इससे उनके शुक्राणुओं की संख्या तो बढ़ेगी ही साथ में उनकी गतिशीलता भी बढ़ेगी.

पुत्रजीवक के नुकसान

  • पुत्र जीवक से बनी औषधियों के इस्तेमाल के दौरान मसाले, मिर्च, तेल, खटाई, गर्म तासीर वाले किसी भी प्रकार के भोजन का सेवन करने से बचना चाहिए.
  • आवश्यकता से अधिक मात्रा में इस्तेमाल नहीं करना चाहिए.
  • जहाँ तक संभव हो इसके सेवन से पहले चिकित्सक की सलाह अवश्य लें.
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Headache - Do You Think You Know It All About It?

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Kolkata
Headache - Do You Think You Know It All About It?

Headache is a pain in any part of the head, including the scalp, upper neck, face (including the eye area). A primary headache is caused by problems with or overactivity of pain-sensitive structures in your head. A primary headache isn't a symptom of an underlying disease.

What are the causes and triggers?

The three most common causes of a primary headache are:

  1. Cluster headache
  2. Tension-type headache
  3. Migraine

Some primary headaches can be triggered by lifestyle factors, including:

  • Alcohol, particularly red wine
  • Certain foods, such as processed meats that contain nitrates
  • Changes in sleep or lack of sleep
  • Poor posture
  • Skipped meals
  • Stress

Doctors focus on determining whether a headache has another cause. They also check for symptoms suggesting that a headache is caused by a serious disorder. If no cause is identified, they focus on identifying which type of a headache is present.

Tips that could help before seeking consultation:

  • Try to keep stress in check. Stay organized and prepared to minimize stressful situations. Have some fun, and don't overdo it at work.
  • Try incorporating meditation or yoga in your daily regime
  • Apply a heating pad, hot water bottle or warm compress to aching muscles. Or take a hot shower.
  • Apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel to the neck.
  • Practice good posture to ease muscle strain. While standing, keep shoulders back and head level, buttocks and abdomen pulled in. While sitting, keep your head straight and thighs parallel to the floor.

When to seek consultation?

In people with headaches, certain characteristics are cause for concern; these people should immediately seek medical consultation:

  • It occurs more frequently than usual
  • Are more severe than usual
  • Worsen or don't improve with appropriate use of over-the-counter drugs
  • Prevent you from working, sleeping or participating in normal activities
  • Headaches that cause you distress, and you would like to find treatment options that enable you to control them better
  • Tenderness at the temple (as when combing hair) or jaw pain when chewing
  • The presence of cancer or a disorder that weakens the immune system
  • Use of a drug that suppresses the immune system
  • Red eyes and halos seen around lights
  • If you are experiencing certain other symptoms like- headaches that increase in frequency or severity, headaches that begin after age 50, worsening vision, weight loss

A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis. Go to a hospital emergency room or your local emergency number if you have the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by:    

  • Confusion or trouble understanding speech
  • Fainting, drowsiness, confusion
  • High fever, greater than 102 f to 104 f (39 c to 40 c)
  • Numbness, weakness or paralysis on one side of your body
  • Stiff neck
  • Trouble seeing, speaking or walking
  • Nausea or vomiting (if not clearly related to the flu or a hangover)

If people with none of the above symptoms or characteristics start having headaches that are different from any they have had before or if their usual headaches become unusually severe, they should call their doctor.

Doctors can usually determine the type or cause of headaches based on the medical history, symptoms, and results of a physical examination. Depending on their other symptoms, the doctor may advise taking an analgesic or ask them to come for an evaluation.

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

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8 Homeopathic Remedies For Heat Headache!

Homeopath, Gurgaon
8 Homeopathic Remedies For Heat Headache!

Extreme and sudden changes in temperature as well as exposure to such conditions can harm the body and lead us to fall sick. One such condition caused by extreme temperatures is the heat headache, which is a result of prolonged heat exposure. When there is excessive heat, the body can end up reacting with heat strokes, dehydration and headaches, among many other conditions. Thankfully, a holistic approach like homeopathy has the exact solution for such kind of problem. Read on to know more!

  1. Aconite: This medicine is most helpful when there has been direct exposure of the head to the heat. When there is direct exposure to the rays of the sun, the head may end up developing debilitating headaches, which can be treated with this medicine.
  2. Carbo Veg: Along with heat headaches, the patients who will require this medicine will also have symptoms like flatulence and pain in the upper abdomen area. Also, the patient will have a constant need for air conditioning and cool breeze.
  3. Glonine: This medicine is usually helpful when the patient has gone through a sun stroke. High temperature is one of the symptoms of this condition along with persistent heat headaches. Drowsiness will also be experienced by patients in such cases. This medicine mainly treats congestive headaches that have been caused due to a sun stroke.
  4. Natrum Carb: This medicine is used for treating the symptoms of sun strokes that result in intense headaches caused due to exposure to extreme heat. Also, it is a good medicine to use when there is exhaustion and exposure to other chemicals like gas light.
  5. Bryonia: When the patient is dehydrated and demands water constantly along with the heat headaches, one can use this medicine. The patient will require plenty of water and rest along with this medicine.
  6. Belladona: This medicine can be prescribed for patients who are experiencing shooting pains on the intense and violent side in the head. These kinds of headaches also cause symptoms like cold feet and blood shot eyes. Belladona can be used to soothe these symptoms.
  7. Antimonium Crud: The symptoms that this medicine can cure include abdomen pain, indigestion, aches and pains in the head – all of which are caused due to a sun stroke and heat headaches. When the heat headaches have been caused due to hot drinks and a hot bath, this medicine can be used for treatment of the same.
  8. Lachesis: This medicine can be used for treating heat headaches that are accompanied by symptoms like faint headedness, dizzy spells as well as the inability to sleep. In case you have a concern or query you can always In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!" consult an expert  & get answers to your questions!
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Cranial Arteritis

MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Cranial Arteritis
  • This is an important cause of headache in the elderly. As its name implies, it is inflammatory disease of the arterial wall with a predilection for the extracranial vessels, but at times of wide distribution, characteristically in one or both temple often over the occiput. The headache is severe but not continuous. The pain may spread through the face and jaw pain on eating due to the close proximity of the superfical temporal artery to the temporomandibular joint is common. The condition known as polymyalgia rheumatic is almost certainly a variant of the same condition. Only occasionally is this accompanied by the characteristic temporal headache of cranial arteritis, but the pathology of the two syndromes appears to be the same.
  •  In cranial arteritis, the temporal arteries can often be seen to be unduly prominent with pronounced tenderness precisely over the artery rather than diffusely on the scalp. The occipital arteries may also be thickened tender. One or more of the cranial arteries may be occluded pulseless. The effects of infarction most commonly affect the eyes. Partial or total loss of vision in one, or occasaionally in both of the eyes in succession may develop rapidly at any stage of disease. As a result, blindness may be the presenting symtom or may occur when the headache constitutional symptoms have not been prominent. The reinal vessels may appear quite normal, even when vision has been lost, as it is usually the ophthalmic artey rather than the retinal artery that is occluded. Less commonly, ischaemic vascular papillitis may occur. At a later stage the dise becomes pale. Visual loss seldom shows any degree of recovery. Involvement of the carotid artery may cause cerebral infarction the coronary and mesenteric arteries may also be involved.
  •  Polymyalgia rheumatica must be distnguished from myositis by the absence of weakness, but pain may make examination difficult.

Headache - Can Bad Eating Habit Cause It?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MD Internal Medicine
General Physician, Visakhapatnam
Headache - Can Bad Eating Habit Cause It?

Headache is one of the most common maladies which refers to a pain sensation in the head. It may itself be an ailment or may be the symptom of any other illness. Headaches can last for a short time or may persist up to several weeks depending on its cause or type. Many reasons can trigger headache.

The following are eight reasons why you might get that headache

  1. StressPhysical stress or emotional stress can be identified as one of the most common causes for your headache. Tension, anxiety and depression may trigger a headache. This is also known as tension headache. In this condition, the muscles of your scalp, neck, face and jaw tighten, thus causing pain. Fatigue may also lead to this type of headache.
  2. Eye problems: Sometimes eye problems may be the cause of your headache. Diseases such as glaucoma can cause headache. Straining your eyes for seeing distant objects or glaring at your computer screen for long can also result in headache.
  3. Eating and sleeping pattern: Change in eating and sleeping pattern can also cause headache. Inadequate sleep or caffeine withdrawal can give you terrible headache sometimes.
  4. Ear, nose or throat disorders: Ear, nose or throat problems can also give rise to headache. Sinus caused by cold or infection, tonsillitis or throat infections can also prompt a headache.
  5. Medication: Excessive use of medication can be a factor responsible for your headache. This is also known as rebound headache.
  6. Dental problems: Jaw or dental problems sometimes may trigger a mild headache which can turn severe also. The alignment of lower and upper jaw, tooth decay may be some of the causes for headache.
  7. Hormonal problems: Sometimes a decline of your estrogen levels can also be a reason for your headache.
  8. Bad posture: Sometimes, poor posture may strain the muscles of your back and neck, triggering a headache.

Headache can be very annoying. Sometimes pain relief medicines help in controlling headache, but consuming them regularly may affect your health. 

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

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