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Benefits of Raisins And Its Side Effects

Raisin is a small fruit that is packed with a lot of benefits. Raisin has the capability of increasing libido and sperm motility, and is a known food for treating erectile dysfunction. The fruit is known for its laxative property. It is a natural food that helps in curing and treating constipation. This is a fruit that old aged people can eat. The bloating and the high acidity effect that one experiences after eating heavy food is greatly reduced, when raisins are consumed. People suffering from low blood levels and low production of red blood cells will benefit a lot, if they have raisins. This food is beneficial for pregnant women as well. The high antioxidant property of raisins make them a hero in stopping infections and fever. Common cold is kept at bay, when raisins are taken on a regular basis. Many people also suffer from low energy levels, and raisins are good for releasing energy as they have high doses of carbohydrates. Hair growth and retention of hair shine are seen when raisins are consumed, and they are surely a healthy snack.

Benefits of Raisins And Its Side Effects

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Raisins
Nutritional Value of Raisins
Health Benefits of Raisins
Natural Laxative
Cure bloating and acidity
Best for Anaemia
Acts as antioxidants
Fight tooth decay
Treat Infertility
Youthful skin
Beautiful healthy hair
Remedy for Insomnia
Regulate cholesterol levels
Prevent kidney stones
Get into shape
Uses of Raisins
Side-Effects & Allergies of Raisins
Origin And Cultivation of Raisins

Raisins

Fresh grapes that are seeded or unseeded are dried in the natural sunlight, and the moisture content is kept at 16% of the content to make raisin. Raisins are found beneficial than candies and surely benefit children. The dried raisins are available in black color, golden color and green color. Raisins can be taken raw or can be added while cooking. This dried fruit is used in cakes for toppings. They are used in cookies, puddings and desserts as an ingredient for added taste.

Nutritional Value of Raisins

Raisins are a rich source of energy, vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. 100 grams of raisins contain 249 calories of energy and are helpful for people, who need more energy. The fibre content of raisins is high as compared to grapes, and is considered a natural laxative. The energy levels offered by raisins are high, and they are used in health tonics. Adventure sports lovers use raisins in their daily diet. The carbohydrate level that one gets as per RDA is 61%, and raisins have a low level of fat. The level of potassium is 26%, copper is 16% and manganese is 16%. Thiamin and riboflavin are 7% each and vitamins are 86% of the total content of raisins.

Health Benefits of Raisins

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

Natural Laxative

Raisins are known to have good laxative properties and are found to facilitate bowel movement. People suffering from chronic constipation will benefit, if they take some raisins daily, especially at night before bed. Good bowel movement would reduce chances of getting colon cancer.

Cure bloating and acidity

Raisins contains a high level of potassium and magnesium and are found to reduce acidity. The feeling of bloating is also reduced when a person have raisins daily, and this natural medicine is better than antacids that one buy from medical stores. The toxic level in the blood that leads to gas condition or bloating is reduced, and health issues such as boils and skin diseases are kept at bay.

Best for Anaemia

Raisins have a high amount of vitamins and iron content that help in reducing anemia, and copper content in raisins helps in the production of red cells. Regular intake of raisins helps in wound healing, and also speeds up blood clotting when a wound occur.

Acts as antioxidants

Viral and bacterial infections like fever and common cold are kept at bay, when dry raisins are taken regularly. Raisins get high antioxidant properties due to a high level of phenolic phytochemicals. Polyphenolic antioxidants like catechins are more in raisins, and this helps in the prevention of cancer forming radicals inside the body. The prevention of the formation of free radicals inside the body also helps in attaining good eye health, improving the eyesight and in keeping eyes clean.

Fight tooth decay

Oleanolic acid is present in raisins, and this helps in the prevention of tooth decay. This also helps in keeping the teeth clean and healthy by removing germs. Cavities are formed inside the teeth due to the growth of bacteria like Porphyromonas gingivalis, and Streptococcus mutans. Raisins help to control formation of these bacteria. They are rich in calcium that help in the prevention of peeling of teeth. Boron is present in raisins, and this helps in teeth whitening as well.

Treat Infertility

Natural sugars are abundant in raisins, and this helps in releasing loads of energy. Raisins are good for releasing energy for sex and are useful in treating erectile dysfunction in men. Raisins are good for improved blood circulation and are a natural aphrodisiac. Raisins have arginine, and it helps in improving sperm motility and would help in treating infertility.

Youthful skin

Skin will benefit if one takes good quality of raisins as the effect takes place inside the body. The skin cells are prevented from being damaged and would help in the prevention of the forming of wrinkles and so on. The sagging skin seen in aged people can be prevented, if one consumes raisins daily. The presence of resveratrol helps in removing toxic cells from the blood and helps in purifying the blood too. The skin is nourished and becomes shiny, and conditions like psoriasis are kept in check when raisins are taken regularly.

Beautiful healthy hair

Raisins help in maintaining shiny hair, and regular intake would help in keeping hair healthy. It facilitates hair growth and hair follicle cells are improved on having raisins regularly. The absorption of vitamin C inside the body would help in preventing scalp inflammation and prevent cell damage. Conditions like dandruff, flakiness and scalp itchiness can also be prevented by regular consumption of this fruit.

Remedy for Insomnia

People suffering from inadequate sleep can take raisins. They are also known to reduce hypertension. The stress levels of the body are reduced when raisins are taken on a regular basis, and this helps in ensuring that right mental strength is attained for good sleep. Sodium is absent in raisins and potassium is present in large quantities, making raisins a good healthy snack.

Regulate cholesterol levels

Cholesterol that is good is increased, and low cholesterol is kept in control, when raisins are taken on a regular basis. This ensures that heart health is improved and would help in the prevention of forming of a blood clot that leads to heart attacks.

Prevent kidney stones

Raisins prevent the formation of kidney stones and when combined with physical exercise would ensure that weight is managed well.

Get into shape

Raisins are a good source of preventing weight gain as they have low-fat content. They are known as one of the best foods that can be taken as a snack. A good snack for Type 2 diabetic patients, as the glycemic index of raisins are moderate.

Uses of Raisins

Properly stored fresh raisins can be taken raw and can be used in cooking. Dry fruits like almonds and dates can be used along with raisins. Some have raisins by boiling it with milk. Raisins used with warm milk, should be the seedless ones. Raisins can be sprinkled on top of oatmeal, and this would offer a healthy start in the morning. One can add raisins to chicken curry and make it healthier. Dried raisins are used as salad in some cuisines, and they go well with all types of baked foods. Muffins, jams, jellies, puddings, cakes and biscuits are some of the items in which raisins are sprinkled.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Raisins

Some people develop allergies to grapes and raisins. While some others develop wheezing problems or breathing problems, and there are people with carbohydrate overload. Few side effects found in people consuming raisins are vomiting, diarrhoea and fever.

Origin And Cultivation of Raisins

Some people develop allergies to grapes and raisins. While some others develop wheezing problems or breathing problems, and there are people with carbohydrate overload. Few side effects found in people consuming raisins are vomiting, diarrhoea and fever.

Popular Questions & Answers

Sir I have suffering from PCOS. Please help some remedies to control my PCOS. And patanjali which can help in reducing my PCOS. My height is 5.0 and weight is 49. Doctor please give me a ayurvedic remedies to fight with this PCOS disease. Allopathy does not work good for it. I have tried it when I take the medicine I feel better my period are regular. Once I stop my Allopathy medicine again I have to face irregular periods and pain in lower abdomen. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), C.R.A.V
Ayurveda, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user Chauhan, There are some Ayurvedic Medicines in Kerala tradition which are very effective and helpful in curing PCOS and related difficulties. By taking a detailed online consultation with us, we can help you by giving a medical prescription for curing this problem. In the meantime you can go through some diet tips which is helpful for curing this problem along with the medications Wishing you a speedy recovery. Try to reduce the following things from your diet. - White rice, Potatoes, Refined flour And Bakery products. Milk Soy products Red meat, Dairy products Repeatedly Cooked Oil, Processed Foods Alcohol, Caffeine, Nicotine and Other Addictive Agents. Follow these more _Whole grain- Eg. Ragi, ShashtIka shaali (red rice) etc. Green leafy vegetables Apples, Pears, Grapes, Oranges, Plums, Prunes Dry Fruits- Dates, Figs And Raisins. Carrots, Capsicum, Beet, Salads Etc. Sprouts Nuts, Olive oil, Oily fish etc. Small, Frequent and Healthy Meals with Plenty of Daily Water Intake. You can also have Vit B12 supplements.

My mom's Blood is too low. Before 1 month it was 7gm and they ate pomegranate and many other fruits. But instead of increasing it decreased to 6gm. Now what should we give so that the blood should increase.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
To increase Iron you need to consume extra Iron rich food + Vit C rich foods. 1. IRON. Palak (Spinach), Rajma, Dal's, Raisins, Apricots etc. 2. VIT C. Lemons, Mosambi / Orange juice or any citrous fruits. 3. Please immediately add daily intake of these items.

Hi doctor. I am arvind n m 20 years old clg student n my body weight is around 40 kgs. Will ENDURA MASS will helps me to gain weight instantly or should I take other food supplements or pills please suggest. Thank you.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Trichy
Gaining weight instantly using Supplements is not a good idea. Here you can know about some ideas for healthy weight gain. 1. To follow a balanced diet and try not to skip a meal. 2.Try to eat slowly and better to have frequent meals rather than large bulk meals. 3.If you are underweight, then you want to gain a balanced amount of muscle mass and subcutaneous fat, not a bunch of unhealthy belly fat. 4.Eat More Calories Than Your Body Burns 5.Eat Lots of Protein 6.Eat Lots of Carbs and Fat, and Eat at Least 3 Times Per Day 7.Eat a Lot of Energy-Dense Foods and use Sauces, Spices and Condiments Here are some energy-dense foods that are perfect for gaining weight: Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, etc. Dried fruit: Raisins, dates, prunes and others. High-fat dairy: Whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cheese, cream. Fats and Oils: Extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil. Grains: Whole grains like oats and brown rice. Meat: Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc. Choose fattier cuts. Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams. Dark chocolate, avocados, peanut butter, coconut milk, granola, trail mixes. Many of these foods are very filling, and sometimes you may need to force yourself to keep eating even if you feel full. It may be a good idea not to eat a ton of vegetables if gaining weight is a priority for you. It simply leaves less room for energy-dense foods. You can contact me online for further queries.

How to increase a weight, I am 21 years old My height is 6 feet My weight is 53 kgs I want to increase minimum 10 to 15 kgs Please help me what I have to do daily Thanking you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
The most important thing you can do to gain weight is to eat more calories than your body needs. You need to eat more calories than your body burns in order to gain weight. Aim for 300-500 calories per day above your maintenance level, or 700-1000 calories if you want to gain weight fast. Eat Lots of Protein Muscle is made of protein, and without it most of those extra calories may end up as body fat. If youâ?re trying to gain weight, aim for 1. 5 â? 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. You can even go above that if your calorie intake is very high. High-protein foods include meats, fish, eggs, many dairy products, legumes, nuts and others. Protein supplements like whey protein can also be useful if you struggle to get enough protein in your diet. Eat Lots of Carbs and Fat, and Eat at Least 3 Times Per Day Eat a Lot of Energy-Dense Foods and use Sauces, Spices and Condiments Here are some energy-dense foods that are perfect for gaining weight: Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, etc. Dried fruit: Raisins, dates, prunes and others. High-fat dairy: Whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cheese, cream. Fats and Oils: Extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil. Grains: Whole grains like oats and brown rice. Meat: Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc. Choose fattier cuts. Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams. Dark chocolate, avocados, peanut butter, coconut milk, granola, trail mixes.
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Popular Health Tips

Strengthen Your Liver Through Ayurveda!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Gurgaon

Once the food undergoes digestion in the stomach, it is then sent to the liver for further digestion. When the heat in the body increases, the liver will be the first organ to be affected.

  • Keeping the liver healthy and functioning normally is an essential elements towards a healthy and prolonged life.
  • Avoid excess of spicy, salty and sour foods as they increase heat and so as alcohol, oily foods and smoking.
  • Raisins soaked in water / buttermilk with cumin powder are one of those measures which remove heat from the liver.
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How Can We Replace Tomato Ketchup With Home-made Tomato Chutney?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
How Can We Replace Tomato Ketchup With Home-made Tomato Chutney?

The problem with the commercialized ketchup available in all market is that even though they may be addictive, they often contain high-fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, brown rice syrup, cane crystals and tomato concentrates in place of naturally produced tomatoes. As a result, they bring about a host of health problems which propels one to prepare home-made tomato chutney easily with a handful of ingredients.

The simple home-made tomato chutney can also be consumed as ketchup, and it is quite easy to prepare as well. A different recipe that needs garlic, ginger along with some dry red chilies or chili flakes, the recipe is healthy as well. The red chilies add a gentle touch of hotness as well as smokiness which you will feel while cooking. The chutney can be a good option to be used as an accompaniment with snacks or other foods.

Ingredients For The Homemade Tomato Chutney

Qty - 2.5 Kgs of chutney

  • Tomatoes - 2.5 Kg
  • Garlic - 5 grams
  • Ginger - Quarter inch
  • Red chilly - 5 to 7 dried deseeded and cut into half
  • Raisins - 1/2 cup 
  • Apple cider vinegar - 1/2 cup
  • Rock salt - 1 Tbsp
  • Sodium Benzoate - 1 tsp dissolved in warm water
  • Stevia - Sugar replacer

Preparation Method

Step 1: Rinse the tomatoes and raisins well in water and chop the tomatoes in roughly sliced pieces.

Step 2: Now peel the ginger, garlic and chop them also you will have to cut the chilies in halves and deseed them

Step 3: Take all the chopped tomatoes in a 5 liter pressure cooker and add garlic, ginger, red chilies, vinegar, raisins, salt, and sugar or stevia.

Step 4: Keep the flame low and start mixing them and as the tomatoes start to soften, you should switch off the gas. Allow the mixture to cool down and blend it well into a smooth puree.

Step 5: Strain the mixture into a large saucepan or pot. Your last step is to stir and dissolve the sodium benzoate in a cup of hot water and add it directly to your chutney.

The home-made tomato chutney is ready, refrigerate and use 

Why use stevia in place of sugar 

Stevia is a natural element which is not just super sweet, but has no calories with a zero glycemic index. It is a great sweetener and is available in the woods of Brazil and Paraguay. You will be surprised to know that the leaves of this plant are about 300 times sweeter than sugar.  Consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist in case of any query.

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Iron Rich Foods For Iron Defficiency Anemia

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Iron Rich Foods For Iron Defficiency Anemia

How much iron do you need?
Iron plays an integral role in the formation of hemoglobin in blood and myoglobin in muscles, both of which carry oxygen to the cells. That's why fatigue and tiredness is the first symptom most people notice when they may be low in iron.

The recommended intake for iron is:

Kids 1-3 years old: 7 mg/day
Kids 4-8 years old: 10 mg/day
Teenagers 9 - 13: 8 mg/day
Teenagers 14 - 18: 11 mg/day for boys & 15 mg/day for girls
Males 19+: 8 mg/day
Females 19-50: 18 mg/day
Females 51+: 8 mg/day
Pregnant females: 27 mg/day
Top high iron foods
Iron rich foods containing heme iron
Clams - 23.8 mg per 3 oz
Oysters - 7.8 mg per 3 oz
Liver per 3 oz
Chicken - 8 mg
Beef - 5.8 mg
Mussels - 5.7 mg per 3 oz
Sardines - 2.4 mg per 3 oz
Turkey - 1.6 mg per 3 oz
Beef per 3 oz
Extra lean ground - 2.5 mg
Prime rib - 2.1 mg
Short rib - 2 mg
Rib eye - 1.7 mg
Sirloin - 1.6 mg
Lamb chop - 2.1 mg per 3 oz
Egg - 1.2 mg per 2 large eggs
Iron rich foods containing non-heme iron
Pumpkin seeds - 8.6 mg per 1/4 cup
Firm tofu - 8 mg per 3/4 cup
Beans per 3/4 cup cooked
White beans - 5.8 mg
Red kidney beans - 3.9 mg
Soybeans: 3.4 mg
Lentils - 4.9 mg per 3/4 cup cooked
Some whole-grain breakfast cereals (per cup)
Total - 18 mg
Raisin bran - 10.8 mg
Cheerios - 8.9 mg
Special k - 8.7 mg
All-bran - 5.5 mg
Baked potato with skin - 2.7 mg 
Chickpeas - 2.4 mg per 3/4 cup cooked
Blackstrap molasses - 3.6 mg per tbsp
Prune juice - 3.2 mg per cup
Dried fruits per 1/2 cup
Peaches - 1.6 mg
Raisins - 1.4 mg
Plums - 1.3 mg
Apricots - 1.2 mg
Nuts per 1/4 cup:
Cashew: 1.7 mg
Almonds: 1.4 mg 
Pistachio: 1.2 mg
Walnuts: 0.9 mg
Pecan: 0.7 mg
Warning: pregnant women should not eat liver because of its high vitamin a content. Large amounts of vitamin a can be harmful to the baby.

The magic of iron-food pairing

The absorption of non-heme iron can be improved when a source of heme iron is consumed in the same meal. In addition, the iron absorption-enhancing foods can also increase the absorption of non-heme iron. While some food items can enhance iron absorption, some can inhibit or interfere iron absorption. Avoid pairing these iron-inhibiting foods when you're eating iron-rich foods in the same meal.

Iron absorption enhancers:

​Meat/fish/poultry
Fruits: orange, orange juice, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit etc
Vegetables: broccoli, brussels sprouts, tomato, tomato juice, potato, green and red peppers
White wine

Iron absorption inhibitors:

Red wine, coffee and tea
Vegetables: spinach, chard, beet greens, rhubarb and sweet potato
Whole grains and bran
Isolated soy ingredients, like products made with soy flour and isolated soy protein concentrate.

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Instant Remedies For Constipation

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Instant Remedies For Constipation

Home remedies for constipation in infants

Infants usually suffer from constipation when they are introduced to solid food. Insufficient intake of water, formula milk and lactose-intolerance are some of the other reasons of constipation in infants. It is very difficult to calm an infant when he/she is suffering from constipation. The little ones cannot express themselves completely but you can easily make out from their uncontrolled crying and the acute tummy ache; that they are suffering from constipation.

Here are some indian home remedies for constipation in infants:

  • Raisins: Soak 4-5 raisins in water overnight. Squeeze the juice out of the swollen grapes and give this to your baby. It helps to pass motion very fast. Dry red grapes are much better than green ones to relieve constipation.
  • Castor oil: Mix a few drops of castor oil with the mother’s milk and feed this to the baby. It can also be given with a teaspoon of lukewarm water. This dose needs to be given once a day till the baby is relieved.
  • Spinach rice: Cook a small quantity of green gram dal with spinach puree and rice. Take a separate pan and add some oil and put the mixture of dal, spinach and rice in to this pan and simmer for a few minutes. This is a very effective home remedy for constipation in infants.
  • Orange juice: During summers, add some water and dilute orange juice. This is the best way of getting rid of constipation. During winters, have this mix only in the afternoon.


Home remedies for constipation in pregnancy 

Pregnant women are also very susceptible to constipation. They constantly think about how to get rid of constipation. Flatulence, gas and acidity problems are also very common during pregnancy. The major cause of constipation during pregnancy is hormonal change. Increased iron supplements, decreased food and water intake also add to the problem of constipation.

Here are a few natural home remedies for constipation in pregnancy:

  • Watermelon: Boil some watermelon seeds and make tea with this seed extract. Sipping watermelon seeds tea helps to relieve constipation.
  • Exercise: Regular exercise can help to relive constipation. However, care should be taken to avoid any strenuous exercise and check with your healthcare provider whether exercise is safe for you or not.
  • Coconut oil: One tablespoon of coconut oil before each meal can help to soften the stool and facilitate easy bowel movement.
  • Yoga: Yoga can help a great deal in relieving constipation. Pregnant women are taught various postures that are helpful while giving birth. These postures are also helpful in constipation. Keeping the knees at an angle of 90 degrees helps to evacuate the bowels. Another pose that is really helpful is the wind relieving pose. This pose will not only help to relieve constipation, it is also helpful in passing gas.
  • Pregnant women may feel the need to urinate very often. They should never avoid the urge. Use the washroom as often as required. When you sit on the toilet seat, just relax your pelvic muscles. This helps to empty the bladder more fully and also relieves constipation.


Home remedies for constipation in adults :

Before you think of finding answer to the question, “how to get rid of constipation? “. It is important to first find the reason behind constipation. Health disorders such as hypothyroidism, colon cancer, parkinson’s diseases, improper diet, irregular potty habits, and inadequate intake of water, stress and lack of physical exercise are some of the causes of constipation in adults.

Here are a few indian home remedies for constipation in adults:

  • Amla powder – Just take a teaspoon of amla powder with water every day before going to bed. Being a natural laxative, it is really helpful in relieving constipation.
  • Lemon juice – Take a glass of lukewarm water and add one teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt to it. Drink this every morning on an empty stomach. The cleansing properties of lime and the lubricating properties of salt will help to evacuate the bowels without pain.
  • Flaxseeds – Make a fine powder by grinding some flaxseeds along with a few sesame seeds, 2-3 sunflower seeds and a few almonds. Take one tablespoon of this mixture everyday to get rid of constipation.
  • Guavas - Consuming guava seeds can help to relieve constipation, since they contain very high fiber content.
  • Ghee with milk – Take a glass of hot milk and add a spoon of ghee to it. Drink it every night before you go to bed. This is an age old home remedy or constipation.
  • Methi seeds – Soak a few methi seeds overnight and drink this water in the morning. This is a very effective indian home remedy to relive constipation.
  • You may be interested in reading – benefits of methi seeds.
  • Isabgol (psyllium husk) – This is one of the best way to get rid of constipation instantly. If you have been suffering from constipation for more than a day or 2, isabgol is your answer. Just mix 1-2 tsp isabgol in a glass of warm milk and consume at bedtime for a week. This will not only relieve constipation but it will also help in regularizing your bowel movements.
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Dandruff (Oily & Wet) and its Management With Ayurveda

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Dandruff (Oily & Wet) and its Management With Ayurveda

Darunak or commonly known as dandruff, is a disorder that affects the scalp. Dandruff causes white, dry flakes of dead skin cells to shed from the scalp. Although dandruff rarely causes baldness and hair loss, the itchiness of this condition may most certainly be a cause of concern. If white flakes persist for a long time, the person may experience symptoms of seborrhea, psoriasis, or eczema. According to Ayurveda, Darunak is a Vatakapha predominant tridoshaj disease. According to Acharya ‘Sushrut’, Madhav’ and Yogratnakar’, Darunak have symptoms like Itching, White scales like structures, Dryness in the scalp. Along with aforesaid symptoms of Acharya Vagbhatta also considered Hair loss and Numbness of scalp. The Adhisthan (place of origin) of this disease is the keshbhumi (Scalp). 

Over time, proponents of Ayurveda have conducted various researches on this disease, trying to find out an effective solution when it comes to dandruff related problems. 

Prolonged Treatment for Wet or Oily dandruff: 

The scalp skin produces sebum (Kapha), which is an oily substance. This sebum helps in keeping your scalp and hair hydrated. It is a natural process, without which your hair may turn dry and frizzy. However, when this sebum (kapha) is over produced due to certain reasons, you may suffer from problems of the scalp. Over production of sebum (kapha) causes oily scales to appear on the scalp, which may cause severe itching and may also result in infection. Therefore, wet dandruff requires prolonged treatment, whereas it is easier to treat dry dandruff. 

Impurity in the blood: 

According to Ayurvedic system of medicine, dry dandruff is caused because of ‘Vata Pradhan Kapha dosha’. On the other hand, wet dandruff is caused because of ‘Kapha Pradhan Vata dosha’. As per Acharya Videha Pitta and Kapha are involved in causing darunak i.e. Dandruff. The vitiation of Vata and Pitta in the body leads to vitiation of Raktadhatu(blood) thus giving rise to impurities in the blood. This in turn leads to poor nourishment of the scalp. In such cases, detoxification of blood is also required to get rid of dandruff. 

Ayurvedic View

Ayurveda places the problem of dandruff in the category of Shudra Roga, which appears due to an imbalance of all three doshas (Ayurvedic humor). The primary doshas involved are Kapha and Vata.Kapha is an Ayurvedic humor which symbolizes Softness, Stickiness, provides nourishment & lubrication. Vata is dry and rough in nature. In an aggravated state, both doshas as per their predominance cause the production of specific impurities in scalp, which are dry and sticky in nature. These impurities accumulate in the deep tissues of the scalp and contaminate them. Contamination of the deep tissues and aggravated Vata-Kapha Dosha causes itching and flaky patches on the scalp. Due to these factors, the scalp sheds larger than normal amounts of dead epidermal cells, which leads to the problem of dandruff. 

The Ayurvedic line of treatment is to generally pacify Kapha and Vata through herbal medicines, as well as a tailor-made diet and lifestyle plan. Also, special herbs are administered to cleanse the body of accumulated digestive impurities. 

The Ayurvedic system of treatment for wet or oily dandruff, in particular, is briefly mentioned here: 

  1. According to Ayurveda, dandruff could be caused due to prolonged intake of cold water, Excessive usage of foods that taste salty, Chronic Rhinitis, Irregular Sleeping Habits, Excessive Exposure to UV of sun, Suppressing Natural Urges, Excessive consumption of alcohol, Excessive sweating , Improper maintenance of Hair and using very less or no hair oil for massaging Head and Scalp.
  2. Ayurveda suggests both topical and internal medicines for the treatment of wet or oily dandruff. The topical medicines are intended to manage dandruff and also provide relief from itching and infection, if any. The internal medicines are intended to detox the blood and also improve immunity, nourish the skin and thereby help in improving the quality of hair.
  3. If dandruff is caused due to psoriasis and eczema, then there are exclusive medicines to combat the infection, detox the body and nourish the skin and hair.
  4. Ayurveda suggests that foods like coconut, Indian gooseberry ( Amla), Raisins etc. help in preventing dandruff.
  5. In addition to these, Ayurveda also suggests various home remedies for effective management of both wet and dry dandruff, like washing your hair with decoction prepared with Neem Leaves or Take powder of Mustard seeds and licorice, make them into paste by adding milk to it and leave it on head for 20min and wash later with water.
  6. Taking Panchkarama detoxification procedures like Nasyam, Raktamokshnam, Shirobasti, Abhyanga Swedanam under the guidance of expert can also play very important role in the management of both the types of dandruff. 
  7. Accumulated hair and dandruff scales can be made returned to the healthy scalp from unclean combs and brushes. This may irritate the scalp and causes flare of dandruff again. Combs and brushes are the tools for the care of your hair; they should be properly made and well cared to accomplish this purpose. Neem wood combs can work wonder but they should also be regularly cleaned and changed every six months. It can be easily deduced that wet dandruff can be effectively managed and treated by undergoing treatment under Ayurvedic system of medicines. 

However, you should avail such treatment under the supervision of an experienced doctor specialised in Ayurvedic medical science.

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Table of Content

Raisins
Nutritional Value of Raisins
Health Benefits of Raisins
Natural Laxative
Cure bloating and acidity
Best for Anaemia
Acts as antioxidants
Fight tooth decay
Treat Infertility
Youthful skin
Beautiful healthy hair
Remedy for Insomnia
Regulate cholesterol levels
Prevent kidney stones
Get into shape
Uses of Raisins
Side-Effects & Allergies of Raisins
Origin And Cultivation of Raisins