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Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) Benefits And Its Side Effects Tips

Shankpushpi - How Is It Important For Brain Health?

Dr. Mir Baqtiyar Ali 86% (3830 ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Hyderabad
Shankpushpi - How Is It Important For Brain Health?

Shankhpushpi is a perennial herb. It is considered to be one of the most wonderful gifts of nature to mankind. It is a type of morning glory that belongs to the Convolvulaceae plant family. Its scientific name is Convolvulus Pluricaulis. The flowers are blue, pink or white in color, and are about 2mm – 5mm in size. They grows in rocky and sandy areas under xerophytic conditions and is mostly found in Bihar and Punjab in India. It is also seen in the deserts of the Sahara.

Importance: Shankhpushpi is a very important herb of Ayurveda due to its therapeutic benefits. It mainly takes care of the nerves by supporting a healthy brain and mind. It enhances brain power, improves memory and concentration and the ability to recall. When combined with other herbs, the formulations created can be used as treatments for schizophrenia, depression, epilepsy and aggressive behavior disorders.

Parts Used: Shankhpushpi is used as a paste in formulations, powder and tonic. The parts that are used for these are the leaves, flowers, stem, roots, seeds and ashes.

The Shankhpushpi plant has lots of health benefits as the whole plant is used for medicinal purposes

  1. Shankhpushpi syrup is very good for the brain development of children. It is effective if children take it regularly for three months. It improves their memory, learning, grasping power and intelligence. It should be given to them along with Bramhi, Sharkara, Nimbu Satva and water.
  2. It rejuvenates the nervous functions by promoting memory and concentration.
  3. It helps to relieve stress and calms the mind.
  4. It supports the blood flow to the brain.
  5. It treats fatigue, nervous debility and low energy level.
  6. A tonic made from Shankhpushpi works as a psychostimulant and tranquilizer.
  7. Drugs and tonics are used in hypotensive syndromes.
  8. It improves the balance and vitiation in kapha-vata-pitta doshas.
  9. It works as antioxidant and antacid.
  10. The herbal extract possesses spermatogenic properties, so it is used in cases of sperm debility.
  11. It treats ailments of the urinary system.

It is important to keep in mind that to get the best results, one has to use the best quality herbs in the right quantity. Shankhpushpi is a wonderful remedy for a number of problems.

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Ayurvedic Way For Alcohol And Nicotine De-Addiction

Dr. Gummadavelli Srinivas 87% (373 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery , MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Ayurvedic Way For Alcohol And Nicotine De-Addiction

What happens when you are addicted to a chemical substance? You lose control of your life. It doesn’t matter what you are addicted to alcohol, nicotine or drugs the effects are the same. It is usually not easy to get rid of an alcohol and/or nicotine addiction. Most people find it difficult to give up these substances even after years in de-addiction therapy. Hence, it’s prudent to let Ayurveda, the ancient science of healing handhold us in getting rid of addictions. 

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These cigarette ingredients include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT. Perhaps this list of ingredients that are found in cigarettes is enough to make you want to quit smoking for good! - Lowell Kleinman, M.D., and Deborah Messina-Kleinman, M.P.H?

Addiction - The Ayurvedic View
Ayurveda considers alcohol and nicotine consumed in large quantities as ‘Visha’ or toxic. According to Ayurveda, alcohol has the following properties-

  1. Light or Laghu
  2. Hot or Ushna
  3. Sharp or Tikshna
  4. Drying or Visada
  5. Rough or Ruksha
  6. Expensive or Vikaasa
  7. Swift or Aasuga
  8. Sour or Amla
  9. Subtle or Sookshma

These properties are all opposite to the qualities that ojas possesses. Ojas has all life-giving properties and alcohol and nicotine have life-negating qualities.

Why do humans get addicted to alcohol and nicotine?
Human brain produces Dopamine normally and what alcohol does is to activate the nervous system to promote dopamine formation. The brain thus remembers the taste of alcohol and nicotine by creating special cells called receptor cells. As a person increases the quantity of alcohol, these cells also increase in numbers. When the person wants to give up his addictions these receptor cells agitate and create withdrawal symptoms with unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms.

De-addiction - Ayurveda Way
De-addiction treatments in Ayurveda comprise the following:

  1. Purification therapies or Panchkarma: These are used for getting rid of all toxins present in the patient’s body. These must always be done under the supervision of an ayurvedacharya as they are quite potent. After Panchakarma, the patient is given vomiting therapy or Vamana, followed by purgative therapy or Virechana, Basti or enema therapy and administration of Nasya or nasal drops therapy. All these help in detoxifying the body and mind and prepare the patient for further de-addiction ayurvedic treatments like Rasayana therapies which nourish and strengthen the body after Panchkarma. For treatment of addictions, Rasayana treatments include changes in diet and use of oral herbal medicines both.
  2. Herbal medicines used in de-addiction: A range of herbal medicines and their combinations are used in the treatment of addictive problems in Ayurveda and these are to be consumed orally. Ayurveda prescribes Chamomile and Ashwagandha in combination to heal the lungs. These help in cleansing lungs of smoke- related problems. Doctors also prescribe congestion relieving herbs like ginger and pepper mixed with honey or lemon. 

In addition, herbs to improve memory, concentration and to fight depression are also given. These are:

  1. Shankhpushpi
  2. Kanphool or dandelion
  3. Brahmi
  4. Ashwagandha

In addition, herbs to treat sleep disturbances like Jatamansi, Sarpgandha, Brahmi and Jaiphal are also prescribed. Since most addicts have impaired liver function, herbs that improve liver function like Aloe Vera, Punarnava, Long pepper, Kutki, Tulsi are given to revive the liver. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Alcohol And Nicotine De-Addiction - How Ayurveda Can Help?

Dr. Arun Desai 95% (986 ratings)
BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
Alcohol And Nicotine De-Addiction - How Ayurveda Can Help?

What happens when you are addicted to a chemical substance? You lose control of your life. It doesn’t matter what you are addicted to alcohol, nicotine or drugs the effects are the same. It is usually not easy to get rid of an alcohol and/or nicotine addiction. Most people find it difficult to give up these substances even after years in de-addiction therapy. Hence, it’s prudent to let Ayurveda, the ancient science of healing handhold us in getting rid of addictions. 

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These cigarette ingredients include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT. Perhaps this list of ingredients that are found in cigarettes is enough to make you want to quit smoking for good! - Lowell Kleinman, M.D., and Deborah Messina-Kleinman, M.P.H?

Addiction - The Ayurvedic View
Ayurveda considers alcohol and nicotine consumed in large quantities as ‘Visha’ or toxic. According to Ayurveda, alcohol has the following properties-

  1. Light or Laghu
  2. Hot or Ushna
  3. Sharp or Tikshna
  4. Drying or Visada
  5. Rough or Ruksha
  6. Expensive or Vikaasa
  7. Swift or Aasuga
  8. Sour or Amla
  9. Subtle or Sookshma

These properties are all opposite to the qualities that ojas possesses. Ojas has all life-giving properties and alcohol and nicotine have life-negating qualities.

Why do humans get addicted to alcohol and nicotine?
Human brain produces Dopamine normally and what alcohol does is to activate the nervous system to promote dopamine formation. The brain thus remembers the taste of alcohol and nicotine by creating special cells called receptor cells. As a person increases the quantity of alcohol, these cells also increase in numbers. When the person wants to give up his addictions these receptor cells agitate and create withdrawal symptoms with unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms.

De-addiction - Ayurveda Way
De-addiction treatments in Ayurveda comprise the following:

  1. Purification therapies or Panchkarma: These are used for getting rid of all toxins present in the patient’s body. These must always be done under the supervision of an ayurvedacharya as they are quite potent. After Panchakarma, the patient is given vomiting therapy or Vamana, followed by purgative therapy or Virechana, Basti or enema therapy and administration of Nasya or nasal drops therapy. All these help in detoxifying the body and mind and prepare the patient for further de-addiction ayurvedic treatments like Rasayana therapies which nourish and strengthen the body after Panchkarma. For treatment of addictions, Rasayana treatments include changes in diet and use of oral herbal medicines both.
  2. Herbal medicines used in de-addiction: A range of herbal medicines and their combinations are used in the treatment of addictive problems in Ayurveda and these are to be consumed orally. Ayurveda prescribes Chamomile and Ashwagandha in combination to heal the lungs. These help in cleansing lungs of smoke- related problems. Doctors also prescribe congestion relieving herbs like ginger and pepper mixed with honey or lemon. 

In addition, herbs to improve memory, concentration and to fight depression are also given. These are:

  1. Shankhpushpi
  2. Kanphool or dandelion
  3. Brahmi
  4. Ashwagandha

In addition, herbs to treat sleep disturbances like Jatamansi, Sarpgandha, Brahmi and Jaiphal are also prescribed. Since most addicts have impaired liver function, herbs that improve liver function like Aloe Vera, Punarnava, Long pepper, Kutki, Tulsi are given to revive the liver.

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

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Suvarnaprashan - How This Ayurvedic Immunization Will Help Your Baby?

Dr. Daxaben Patel 88% (51 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Suvarnaprashan - How This Ayurvedic Immunization Will Help Your Baby?

Ayurveda is a life science that ha: s been around for centuries. There are many treatments and medications in Ayurveda that improve the way of life. One such powerful method that increases the immunity in children is suvarnaprashan.

We live in a world where we are surrounded by chemicals be it in food, water or air. With the erratic changes in the climate and our lifestyle need a lot more care than before; giving Suvarnaprashan to your children is one way the parents can ensure that their children grow up to be smart, healthy and strong.

What is Suvarnaprashan?
Suvarnaprashan literally means gold bhasma and is one of the 16 rites of passage of human beings. This all-natural product has been used for over 1000 years and has proven to improve the health and mind of the child.

Suvarnaprashan is a mixture of gold ash, ghee, and honey and is fortified with herbal extracts like brahmi, vacha, shankhpushpi and others. Investing in the early stages of the child’s life is imperative. The early stages are where the body starts to grow and the mind is said to be most intelligent. Administering suvarnaprashan at this stage will make sure you reap the maximum benefits. Suvarnaprashan can be given to children up to the age of 16 years.

Let us take a look at the benefits of Suvarnaprashan:

  1. Boosts the Immune System: Till the age of 5, children are more susceptible to infections. Suvarnaprashan consists of herbs that can help in boosting the immunity system. It can protect children from fever, cold, and cough.
  2. Improves Memory: This method is very helpful in improving the brain health. It can increase the grasping power, improve attention and enhance the memory in children.
  3. Helps with Digestion: Suvarnaprashan improves the process of digestion and also increases the absorption of nutrients in the body. The loss of appetite and gastric discomfort are often faced by children. This method can treat both these issues.
  4. Skin HealthSkin is the perfect way of knowing the health of a person. This method removes the harmful toxins from the skin and performs a detoxification. This will improve the blood circulation and also improve the texture of the skin.
  5. Improves Hearing and Vision: This method when taken in the right amount and method, also benefits the eyesight and hearing.
  6. Mental Health: Temper and tantrums are often witnessed in children. Suvarnaprashan has a calming effect on the mind, that can help calm them down. Suvarnaprashan can also be suggested for children with learning disabilities and autism.


One thing to keep in mind is that Suvarnaprashan should be consumed on an empty stomach. It is best to consume food only 30 minutes after having it. This is one of the most effective ways of ensuring the good health of the child.

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

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Basic Ayurvedic Remedies For Your Child's Everyday Problems!

Dr. Soniah Deep Karpal 87% (245 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Basic Ayurvedic Remedies For Your Child's Everyday Problems!

Our body has certain mind body principles. According to Ayurveda, and these are known as doshas. The three doshas include Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas. They create an equal balance in the body and are found in every system, organ and part of the same. Vata governs a child’s creativity, communication, nervous impulses and intelligence whereas, Pitta takes care of digestion, growth, transformation and metabolism. Lastly, the Kapha takes care of calmness and serenity.

You can know about the constitutions of these three doshas with the help of an Ayurvedic expert. This way one can know what illness or problems their child might face in the future. Here are a few Ayurvedic elements that can be beneficial for your child in general:

  1. Ragi, rava and wheat can be added to soup or boiled with goat milk or cow milk.
  2. When the teeth of the child start to grow, you can give them rice gruels.
  3. Bocapi moneiri, pierorhiea and elitoria are herbal Ayurvedic medicines that are helpful for a child’s brain development.
  4. Memory and intelligence can be increased or enhanced with the help of herbs like Brahmi, Shankhpushpi etc.

In case your child is suffering from some of the common illnesses, you can opt for the following Ayurvedic treatments:

  1. Abdominal pain
    • Ajamoda and saunf powder boiled in water and given in lukewarm water
    • Jeera or Saindhav dissolved in water
  2. Common cold

    • Tulsi juice with honey, two to three times a day
    • Ginger juice sips with lime in lukewarm water
  3. Diarrhea
    • Sharbat or bilwa fruit pulp with sugar in water.
    • Pomegranate fruit powder is given with pomegranate seed juice.
  4. Throat infection
    • Give yashtimadhu stick for chewing
    • Salt and turmeric powder boiled for gargling
  5. Vomiting
    • Clove, sugar, saunf and puffed rice soaked in water
    • Elaichi powder and yashtimadhu powder with ginger and lime powder
  6. Worms
    • vidangarishta seeds with milk
    • Palash beej powder with honey for licking

Ayurveda is a natural method for healing health problems and various kinds of illnesses. It not only eliminates the disease but also creates antibodies for further use. Ayurveda causes no harm or side effects and can be taken by people of any age. The kind of medicines or remedies you need will depend on the kind and type of doshas you have. 

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

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High Blood Pressure Treatment and Sexual Weakness

Dr. Rajesh Choda 93% (7175 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
High Blood Pressure Treatment and Sexual Weakness

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Most people who are suffering from high blood pressure have no signs while few of them experience headache, nosebleeds or shortness of breath. You can even have hypertension for years without any symptoms of it. It should be controlled as uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of developing serious health problems such as heart attack and stroke, retinopathy, renal problem etc.

In Ayurveda, hypertension is known as "Raktvat'/ or 'Raktagat Vat' (means where 'vata dosh' has entered 'Rakta dhatu'). The vitiation of Vata and Pitta doshas are the main cause of this disease. Hypertension, according to Ayurveda, is an abnormality of Rakta dhatu (blood) which is popularly known as Shonita dushti (vitiated blood).

Herbal preparations (homemade remedies) which are highly effective in hypertension:

  • Arjuna Ksheerapaka – Milk processed with Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna).
  • Lashuna Ksheerapaka – Milk processed with garlic.

Herbs used solo or combo:

Ashwagandha, Sarpagandha
Amalki, Bala, Brahmi, Shankhpushpi, Ash gourd, Jatamansi, Giloy, Gotu kola

Other herbs which have been proved to have antihypertensive property by research works are:

Celery, Bishop’s weed, Ajawain, Carrot, Flaxseed / Linseed, Tomato – Drumstick – Moringa (Shigru),
Tulsi – Bhumi Amla – Pome granate –
Seasame, Wheat bran, – Black plum,
Ginger etc.

READYMADE AYURVEDIC MED made of above and others are commonly Sarpagandha Ghan vati, Giloy satv, Arjunarishta, Ashwagandharisht , Brahmi vati, Hridyarnav Ras etc (Pl do not take yourself but discuss with ayurvedic doctor first)

TIP
Many of above medicines may be taken concurrently with your allopathic medicine. People who are hypertensive for long and on modern anti hypertensive, usually lose sexual power sooner (Both male n female). On the contrary many of the above herbs are Rejuvenating in nature and if u start using ayurvedic antihypertensives either parallel to your current modern regime or switch to pure ayurveda in phased manner, you will notice how Rejuvenation of sex comes back. However it's not overnight action but is conquered gradually - but definately. 

Anybody can do away dependency on modern antihypertensives and switch easily to safe herbals.

 

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Rehabilitation From Drug Abuse Ayurveda!

Dr. Abhishek Saxena 92% (811 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Bhopal
Rehabilitation From Drug Abuse Ayurveda!

Drug addiction is a condition, which is abnormal or pathological and occurs due to excess use of alcohol, drugs, smoking or other such addictive substances. The different effects of addiction are acute drug use, drug-seeking behavior, relapsing vulnerability, slow response to natural stimuli, and last but not the least, low motivation in life.

Drug addiction is regarded as a community disease as it leads to crimes, violence, failure in school, child-abuse, the loss of productivity and domestic violence. That is why it is very important to eradicate this problem from the society; especially the teens should be educated on the same.

Madatya in Ayurveda
In Ayurveda, the problems of drug addiction is dealt under the heading of Madatya, meaning ‘intoxication’. The state of individual occurs due to continuous use of drug, alcohol, tobacco or any substance of high intoxication. Madatya is relative to the third and fourth stage in the addiction process i.e., drug dependence and drug abuse. Madatya kills the will to live a happy and healthy life because it is a total opposite of ‘ojas’, which means a source of energy. Madatya and wellness can’t go hand-in-hand in a body.

Addiction and doshas
The Ayurvedic states that the doshas are aggravated by the overdose of drugs into one’s body. They are Vata (Air), Kapha (Water), Pitta (Fire) or a combination of all three doshas termed as Tridosha.

Treatments in Ayurveda
In Madatya, Ayurveda balances the aggravated doshas. It first detects the doshas, and then treats them. Ayurveda uses herbal remedies to treat the symptoms, discards the toxins (ama) collected in the body and motivates and regenerates cells and tissues. There is a phase in the de-addiction process where the patient becomes confused because their intelligence level drops due to drug abuse. Ayurveda treats this problem with the use of herbs like Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhizaglabra), Brahmi (Bacopamonnieri), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and Guduchi (Tinosporacordifolia).

In Ayurveda, treatment of Sattva Guna, meaning the quality of goodness, is done to promote mental health. The patients are made to follow strict healthy practices like consumption of natural vegetarian food, practice Yoga, and meditation and follow a daily routine of less anxiety and stress. Activities like wearing neat and clean clothes, walking and spending time in natural flowery ambiance with good friends, listening to good music and all other forms of natural relaxants and entertainment are also a part of treatment. These will boost the soul and mind of the patients and make them grateful to God for their lives.

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

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Shankhpushpi - 11 Most Important Reasons To Consume It!

The Herbals 87% (70 ratings)
bums
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Shankhpushpi - 11 Most Important Reasons To Consume It!

Shankhpushpi is a perennial herb. It is considered to be one of the most wonderful gifts of nature to mankind. It is a type of morning glory that belongs to the Convolvulaceae plant family. Its scientific name is Convolvulus Pluricaulis. The flowers are blue, pink or white in color, and are about 2mm – 5mm in size. They grow in rocky and sandy areas under xerophytic conditions and is mostly found in areas of Bihar and Punjab in India. It is also seen in the deserts of the Sahara.

Importance: Shankhpushpi is a very important herb of Ayurveda due to its therapeutic benefits. It mainly takes care of the nerves by supporting and promoting healthy brain and mind. It enhances brain power, improves memory and concentration and the ability to recall. When combined with other herbs, the formulation created is used for treating conditions, such as schizophrenia, depression, epilepsy and aggressive behavior disorders.

Parts Used: Shankhpushpi is often used as a paste, powder and tonic for different formulations. The parts that are used for these formulations are the leaves, flowers, stem, roots, seeds and ashes.

The Shankhpushpi plant has lots of health benefits 

  1. Shankhpushpi syrup is very good for brain development of children. It is effective if children take it regularly for three months. It improves their memory, learning, grasping power and intelligence. It should be given to them along with Bramhi, Sharkara, Nimbu Satva and water
  2. It rejuvenates the nervous function by promoting memory and concentration
  3. It helps in relieving stress and has the ability to calm a mind
  4. It supports the flow of blood in the brain
  5. It treats fatigue, nervous debility and low energy level
  6. A tonic made from Shankhpushpi works as a psychostimulant and tranquilizer
  7. Shankhpushpi tonic is often used to treat hypotensive syndromes
  8. It improves the balance and vitiation in kapha-vata-pitta doshas
  9. It works as antioxidant and antacid
  10. The herbal extract possesses spermatogenic properties, so it is used to treat cases of sperm debility
  11. It can treat urinary system ailments

It is important to keep in mind that to get the best results, one has to use the best quality herbs in the right quantity. Shankhpushpi is a wonderful remedy for a number of problems, however, no herb should be taken without consulting an Ayurveda practitioner. In case of a concern or query consult an expert & get answers!

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Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) Benefits And Side Effects In Hindi - शंखपुष्पी के फायदे और नुकसान

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) Benefits And Side Effects In Hindi - शंखपुष्पी के फायदे और नुकसान

जब भी एकाग्रता या दिमागी क्षमता बढ़ाने की बात आती है तब शंखपुष्पी के लाभ की बात की जाती है. वानस्पतिक नाम कोनोवुल्लुस प्लुरिकालिस वाली शंखपुष्पी के फुल, पत्ते, टहनी और जड़ सभी का प्रयोग हम औषधीय उपचारों के लिए करते हैं. 1-4 सेमी लम्बे पत्तियों वाले शंखपुष्पी के पौधे लगभाग 1 फुट ऊँचे होते हैं.लाल, नीला और सफ़ेद रंग वाले शंखपुष्पी में सबसे अच्छा सफ़ेद रंग के फूलों वाले शंखपुष्पी को माना जाता है. आइए शंखपुष्पी के फायदे और नुकसान को जानें.

1. एकाग्रता बढ़ाए
आजकल कई ऐसे कारण मौजूद हैं जिनसे हमारे अन्दर चिड़चिड़ापन आ जाता है. ऐसे में शंखपुष्पी आपको ध्यान एकाग्र करने में आपकी मदद करती है. इसके लिए आपको 250 मिग्रा शंखपुष्पी पाउडर, 500 मिग्रा ब्राह्मी, 125 मिग्रा मुक्ता भस्म और 30 मिग्रा अभ्रक भस्म को मिलाकर इसका सेवन करने से ध्यान में एकाग्रता आती है.
जब आप चिड़चिड़ापन के साथ आक्रामकता, पसीना और बेचैनी आदि भी महसूस कर रहे हैं तो इसके लिए 250 मिग्रा शंखपुष्पी पाउडर, मुक्ता भस्म, प्रवाल पिष्टी, गिलोय सत्व और 500 मिग्रा मुलेठी का ठीक से मिक्स किया हुआ मिश्रण दिन में दो बार दूध, पानी या शहद के साथ लें.
2. भूख बढ़ाए शंखपुष्पी
ये तब और ज्यादा प्रभावी होती है जब भावनात्मक विशेषताओं से एनोरेक्सिया नर्वोसा जिसे भूख की हनी भी कहते हैं, हो जाए. शंखपुष्पी में पाए जाने वाले भूख और पाचन के उत्तेजक गुण आपकी भूख की समस्या को ठीक करते हैं.
3. मेमोरी लॉस से बचाए
मेमोरी लॉस एक ऐसी बीमारी है जिसमें व्यक्ति के अंदर संज्ञानात्मक गड़बड़ीयां होने लगती है. जैसे कि मनोभ्रंश के कारण. इसमें मस्तिष्क की कोशोकाएं क्षति की ओर जाती हैं. यह मनोभ्रंश की स्थिति को सुधारने के के लिए तंत्रिका तंत्र की कोशिकाओं में सुधार करने के साथ ही ये प्रगतिशील डिमेंशिया में मदद करते हैं.
4. अतिसंवेदंशिलता से बचाए
250 मिग्रा शंखपुष्पी पाउडर, 125-125 मिग्रा मुक्त भस्म, प्रवाल पिष्टी, अभ्रक भस्म और 50 मिग्रा रजत भस्म का संयोजन हमें अतिसंवेदंशिलता की समस्या ने निजात दिलाता है.
5. गर्भपात को रोके
कई महिलाओं में गर्भाशय के संरचनाओं के कारण बार-बार गर्भपात की समस्या देखने को मिलती है. इसके लिए जरुरी है कि गर्भाशय को मजबूत करें ताकि अनचाहे गर्भपात को रोका जा सके. 1.5 ग्राम शंखपुष्पी और अश्वगंधा पाउडर 3 महिना तक लेने से गर्भपात रुकता है.
6. मानसिक थकान में राहत
आज के भागदौड़ भरी जिंदगी में मानसिक थकान का होना एक आम समस्या है. कई बार अधिक काम करने के कारण, पढ़ाई, कम्पूटर पर लगातार देर तक काम, याद रखने वाले काम इनसे भी मानसिक थकान का अनुभव होता है.
जाहिर है मासिक थकान का सीधा सम्बन्ध मस्तिष्क से है. ऐसे में मस्तिष्क को ज्यादा से ज्यादा उत्साहित करने की जरुरत होती है. और शंखपुष्पी ये काम बखूबी करता है. इसके लिए एक चम्मच शंखपुष्पी पाउडर को पानी के साथ दिन में दो बार लें.
7. तनाव से मुक्ति
तनाव से मुक्ति पाने के लिए कई लोग शंखपुष्पी का इस्तेमाल करते हैं. हलांकि मस्तिष्क के हार्मोन पर्वर्तनों पर शंखपुष्पी के प्रभाव का कारण अभी तक ज्ञात नहीं है. लेकिन शंखपुष्पी मस्तिष्क में डोपामाइन के स्तर को बढ़ाता है. इससे लोग अच्चा और सचेत महसूस करने लगते हैं.
8. सरदर्द में भी करे मदद
सरदर्द के कई कारण हैं. लम्बे समय तक पढ़ाई, मानसिक थकान, मानसिक कार्यभार, मानसिक तनाव आदि के कारण होने वाले सरदर्द में शंखपुष्पी से काफी राहत मिलती है. ये मस्तिष्क के परेशान नसों को शांत करके आपका हेडेक कम करती है.
9. खुद में खोए रहने से बचाए
व्यक्ति का आत्मकेंद्रित हो जाना भी एक बीमारी है. खासकरके बच्चों में ये समस्या ज्यादा देखने को मिलती है. इसे दूर करने के लिए 250 मिग्रा शंखपुष्पी पाउडर, 100-100 मिग्रा ब्राह्मी, अश्वगंधा और मंडूकपर्णी एवं 50-50 मिग्रा जटामांसी और मुक्त भस्म एवं 25 मिग्रा अदरक का भस्म मिलाकर पिने से लाभ मिलता है.

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Alcohol and Nicotine De-addiction - Go For It The Ayurvedic Way!

Dr. Swapnil Prabhakar Shinde 89% (401 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Jalgaon
Alcohol and Nicotine De-addiction - Go For It The Ayurvedic Way!

What happens when you are addicted to a chemical substance? You lose control of your life. It doesn t matter what you are addicted to alcohol, nicotine or drugs the effects are the same. It is usually not easy to get rid of an alcohol and/or nicotine addiction. Most people find it difficult to give up these substances even after years in de-addiction therapy. Hence, it s prudent to let Ayurveda, the ancient science of healing handhold us in getting rid of addictions. 

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These cigarette ingredients include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT. Perhaps this list of ingredients that are found in cigarettes is enough to make you want to quit smoking for good! - Lowell Kleinman, M.D., and Deborah Messina-Kleinman, M.P.H?

Addiction - The Ayurvedic View
Ayurveda considers alcohol and nicotine consumed in large quantities as  Visha  or toxic. According to Ayurveda, alcohol has the following properties-

  • Light or Laghu
  • Hot or Ushna
  • Sharp or Tikshna
  • Drying or Visada
  • Rough or Ruksha
  • Expensive or Vikaasa
  • Swift or Aasuga
  • Sour or Amla
  • Subtle or Sookshma

These properties are all opposite to the qualities that ojas possesses. Ojas has all life-giving properties and alcohol and nicotine have life-negating qualities.

Why do humans get addicted to alcohol and nicotine?
Human brain produces Dopamine normally and what alcohol does is to activate the nervous system to promote dopamine formation. The brain thus remembers the taste of alcohol and nicotine by creating special cells called receptor cells. As a person increases the quantity of alcohol, these cells also increase in numbers. When the person wants to give up his addictions these receptor cells agitate and create withdrawal symptoms with unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms.

De-addiction - Ayurveda Way
De-addiction treatments in Ayurveda comprise the following:

Purification therapies or Panchkarma: These are used for getting rid of all toxins present in the patient s body. These must always be done under the supervision of an ayurvedacharya as they are quite potent. After Panchakarma, the patient is given vomiting therapy or Vamana, followed by purgative therapy or Virechana, Basti or enema therapy and administration of Nasya or nasal drops therapy. All these help in detoxifying the body and mind and prepare the patient for further de-addiction ayurvedic treatments like Rasayana therapies which nourish and strengthen the body after Panchkarma. For treatment of addictions, Rasayana treatments include changes in diet and use of oral herbal medicines both.
Herbal medicines used in de-addiction: A range of herbal medicines and their combinations are used in the treatment of addictive problems in Ayurveda and these are to be consumed orally. Ayurveda prescribes Chamomile and Ashwagandha in combination to heal the lungs. These help in cleansing lungs of smoke- related problems. Doctors also prescribe congestion relieving herbs like ginger and pepper mixed with honey or lemon. 

In addition, herbs to improve memory, concentration and to fight depression are also given. These are:

In addition, herbs to treat sleep disturbances like Jatamansi, Sarpgandha, Brahmi and Jaiphal are also prescribed. Since most addicts have impaired liver function, herbs that improve liver function like Aloe Vera, Punarnava, Long pepper, Kutki, Tulsi are given to revive the liver. Take advice of an ayurvedic doctor for de addiction. Don't follow any remedies without guideline of ayurvedic docttor. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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