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Home remedies and Ayurvedic treatment of Piles

Piles or hemorrhoids are small painful swellings comprising of enlarged blood vessels. It is just inside or outside the anus and is commonly known as internal or external piles. Piles are common during pregnancy.

Causes:

  • Constipation and other bowel disorders
  • Poor diet habits
  • Sitting on hard seats for long time
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Heredity
  • Mental tension

Symptoms:

It causes severe pain during passing stools. Pain while sitting, discomfort and itches.

Home remedies to treat Piles:

  • Make juice of ripe Bael fruit adding sugar, black pepper and cardamom powder. Take this juice twice a day.
  • Take out the juice of radish. Add some salt and drink it twice a day for about a month.
  • Take 30-50 ml of decoction of sonth once a day.
  • Take buttermilk twice a day after food.
  • Soak 2-3 dry figs in water and take this on empty stomach in the morning. Take this in the evening also. Continue it for 3-4 weeks.
  • Make onion juice and add some sugar as per taste. Take this juice for about a month daily.
  • Juice of bitter gourd juice is also very helpful. Mix this juice with a glass of butter milk and drink in the morning.
  • Sprinkle some salt on Jambul fruit and eat this every morning for 2-3 months.
  • Mango seed powder can be taken with honey.
  • Isabgol or Psyllium husk are very good for getting rid of constipation. That helps in preventive measure of piles. Many ayurvedic piles medicines are also based on isabgol.

Ayurvedic Medicines for Piles:

Ayurveda practitioners generally prescribe below medicines to treat Piles. Although most of the ayurvedic medicines are safe, we highly recommend taking advice from a qualified practitioner before trying below mentioned medicines as medicine recommendation can change based on type of ‘dosha‘ body the patient has.

  • 30 ml of Abhayarishta syrup should be taken with lukewarm water before going to bed.
  • 2 pills of Arsha Harivati can be taken twice a day with butter milk or warm water for 40 days.
  • Triphalachurnam should be taken regularly to cure constipation. Take 2 tsp of this powder with warm water before going to bed.

Diet:

Avoid spicy food. Eat easily digestible food. Drink enough water. Adopt fruit diet for few days as fruits are rich in fibre.

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Home remedies and Ayurvedic treatment for Jaundice

Jaundice is very common in new born babies. But it can also happen to people of all age groups. It forms yellow tinge in the skin and whitens the eyes. Body fluids may also be yellow. Jaundice is a sign of disorders of the liver and gall bladder. The patient may feel extremely weak and sudden loss of appetite.

Causes:

 Below are few reasons which cause jaundice.

  • Gallstones can cause jaundice.
  • It also happens when large amount of bilirubin is produced by the breakdown of red cells.
  • Hepatitis or chronic malaria due to liver damage may result to jaundice.

Home remedies for Jaundice:

  • Barley water can be given to patients with diabetes to cure jaundice.
  • 20gms of Triphala powder mixed in a glass of water can be given twice a day.
  • Mix 20ml of fresh neem juice with 20ml of pure honey. Add 3gms of pepper powder to this. This can be taken twice day.
  • Plenty of sugarcane juice can be taken.

Ayurvedic Medicines for Jaundice:

Below medicines are generally recommended by Ayurveda practitioners to treat Jaundice. Although most of the ayurvedic medicines are safe, as many times medicines differe based on body ‘dosha’ type, we highly recommend taking advice from a qualified practitioner before trying taking  below mentioned medicines.

  • Take Livpar 1-2 tab twice a day.
  • 1 tab of Punarnava Mandoor can be taken thrice a day for 2-3 weeks.
  • 125g of Navaras Loh can be given thrice a day.
  • 10ml of jaundex syrup can be given thrice a day along with one tab of Nirocil.

Diet:

The patient should be hydrated which is most important. Drink plenty of water. You can mix lime juice or grapefruit juice to water. Eat lot of fruits and vegetables. Grapes, lemon, papaya, melons, yam, pumpkin, tomatoes, spinach are good to eat during jaundice. Avoid high calorie food.

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Ayurvedic and Home Remedies to treat Intestinal worms

Intestinal worm is very common in children. It is also seen in Adults. This is caused due to poor sanitation, personal hygiene and contamination of food and hygiene. Hook worms, tape worm, round worms, giardia are different types of worm seen in human intestines.

Causes:

Contaminated food and water.

Improperly cooked food and meat.

Drinking unclean water.

Symptoms:

The symptoms occur according to the presence of type of worm. Hook worms suck and blood and further causes Anaemia. Cough, vomit, and loss of appetite are the symptoms of Round worms. Some patients also suffer with fever, urticaria and bronchitis.

Home Remedies for Intestinal worms:

  • Mix 1 tsp of honey with coconut water and take this twice a day.
  • Mix 5gm ajwain with a pinch of salt. Take this on empty stomach for a week.
  • Take 2-3 tomatoes with a pinch of black pepper and salt on empty stomach for about 2 weeks.
  • Take an apple a day.

Ayurvedic Medicines for Intestinal worms:

Below medicines are generally recommended by Ayurveda practitioners to treat Intestinal worms. Although most of the ayurvedic medicines are safe, we highly recommend taking advise from a qualified practitioner before trying below mentioned medicines.

  • Take Krimi Har Ras tab once a day for about 2 weeks.
  • 1 tablet of Krimi Kalanal Ras twice a day for a week.
  • 1 tablet of Krimi Mudgar Ras thrice a day.

Diet:

Avoid food which is difficult to digest. Take food which is bitter in taste. Like, bitter gourd, neem flower, drumstick. Avoid sweets. Avoid sleeping during day time. Do not eat junk food, fast food.

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Treating Hair fall and Dandruff in ayurveda way

Hair fall, to both man and woman specially, is a big matter of concern when the sight of a hair brush or comb is full with hairs. It can cause mental distress and emotional breakdown.

 A person can lose up to 100 strands of hairs per day. But, losing more hair can cause baldness. Anyhow, this is not a life-threatening condition and there are various remedies available to prevent and stop hair loss. 

Causes:

There are many causes for hair loss. The most common reason is Stress. People with vitamin B and folic acid deficiency also lose hair.

However, with proper diagnosis and intake of these vitamins and food containing these vitamins, hair grows normally.

Few diseases like, Thyroid, Typhoid, Chronic cold, Anaemia also cause hair fall.

Unclean scalp also weakens the hair roots and causes hair fall. Dandruff is one of the most common reasons of Hair fall.

Home Remedies for Dandruff:

  • Keep your comp clean and sanitized. A host of germs grow in unclean combs. Try to keep separate combs for each members of the family.
  • Do not wash hair too often. It removes the healthy oily substance created by body for hair and scalp making it too dy.
  • Clean the Hair 2-3 times a week with a mild shampoo. Do not get cheated by advertisements with strong shampoo which can cause adverse effect on your scalp and hair health.
  • Take some need bark and boil it in water to prepare a decoction. Apply it half an hour before washing hair.
  • Neem oil and camphor are also found to be effective in treating dandruff. Take a mixture of both and apply on hair before washing hair.
  • Freshly extracted lemon juice with pure coconut oil can be applied on scalp to get rid of dandruff.

 Home Remedies for Hair fall:

 Below are few best home remedies which will help you from hair loss.

  • Take a handful of fresh neem leaves and boil it will 2 cups of water. Cool it and filter it. Rinse your hair with this water.
  • Soak methi(fenugreek) seeds overnight, grind it and make a paste. Apply this paste on hair and wash it after 20 minutes.
  • Apply fresh Aloevera juice on scalp and wash it after 30 mins. Repeat twice a week.
  • Grind 1-2 Onions and squeeze out the juice. Apply this to scalp and wash after 20 minutes.
  • Apply fresh lemon juice in scalp and hair and wash hair after 30 minutes.
  • Mix 1tsp honey and 1tsp olive oil in 2 egg white. Apply this from root to tips. And wash after 20 minutes.
  • Soak 2-3 tea bags in 1-2 cups of hot water. Gently massage your head and rinse with water after an hour.
  • Mix 2tsp of yoghurt in 1tsp of honey and 1tsp of lemon and apply this on the scalp. Rinse with cold water after 30 minutes.

Ayurveda Medicines:

Below medicines are recommended by Ayurveda practitioners. We highly recommend to take advise from a qualified practitioner before trying Ayurveda medicines.

  1. Bhringaraj Tailam is recommended to apply on the scalp.
  2. Khadirarista which is known as a blood purifier is also recommended to cure dandruff. 20 ml of this mix with water is prescribed to patients.
  3. Brihat Haridra Khanda is recommended to take with water. Its known as one of the best medicine to control dandruff.
  4. Often Gandhak Rasayana 60 mg is prescribed to chronic patients of dandruff and fungal infection
  5. Septilin is recommended in case of scalp infection diagnosis.
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Ayurvedic and home remedies for Flatulence

Passing air or farting is a natural process and something that everybody does. However, doing it a lot is not a sign of good health. Moreover, what if it happens in public? Embarrassing, right? You sometimes think that it would not make any noise, but it does. Sometimes, you even believe that others will not sense the foul smell, but when you see that people around you become uncomfortable with the foul odor, you feel like hiding your face. Many people reading this can relate to this.

More than 30% of people around the world suffer from problems related to flatulence – and most people choose to ignore. This is because they think it is a natural thing that is bound to happen. It is true to a certain extent, but beyond that point, it is indeed a matter of concern and requires medical help.

Many people feel embarrassed to discuss this with their doctor’s as well. However, it is best to treat this naturally. Ayurveda has effective treatments for people suffering from excessive flatulence.

What Exactly is Flatulence?

Flatulence (Aadhyaman in Sanskrit) is the accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal. Excessive flatulence can lead to the urge of farting frequently. The gas can be passed from the anus or the mouth, and both are considered to be a breach of etiquette. It may or may not come out with a sound and may or may not have a bad odor. The gas so expelled is called flatus.

Flatulence is natural. If it does not happen, then there is something wrong with your digestion system. However, if it happens all day long, and you have no control over it, it needs to be treated.

Causes of Flatulence

According to Ayurveda, excessive flatulence is the result of the presence of abnormal Agni in your body. Agni, as you probably know, means fire. A healthy person is someone who has normal Agni in this body. When the amount of Agni increases, it makes the person unhealthy.

At times, the Agni gets vitiated, and some of the reasons behind it can be the following:

  • Prajnaparadha or any offence against wisdom – one part of your body insists on doing something that is detrimental to the other parts
  • Kaaliparinama or unexpected change in weather conditions
    Asatmyendriyarthasamayoga or incorrect coordination of the various sense organs and their objects
  • Any one of these three factors can damage your Pitta dosha, a situation known as amala pitta.

Humans tend to take in the air while doing a lot of daily activities. For example, you take in a considerable amount of air while drinking water. This air can also lead to flatulence, urging you to pass wind. This wind is always odourless and does not make a sound as well. Certain types of foods are known to produce more gas when consumed like beans, cauliflower, turnips, etc.

Antibiotics and improper placement of dentures can also cause flatulence indirectly. Dentures fitted incorrectly do not let you chew your food properly. Flatulence can be genetic as well.

Symptoms of Flatulence

A healthy individual passes wind at least eight to ten times a day. Excessive flatulence can be due to some deep-rooted gastric or intestinal problems. If that is so, a detailed medical investigation is recommended. If passing air is accompanied by pain, it can be due to ulcer or tumours. Visit a doctor immediately, if you are experiencing something like this.

Symptoms That You Need to be On the Lookout For

Repeated, uncontrolled, and frequent urge to pass wind. This is an urge that the nerve endings of the anus feel and gives you a single.
In case of excessive flatulence, sometimes the person mistakes the signal for defecation as the signal for passing wind leading to accidental defecation, something common when suffering from diarrhoea.
Foul-smelling gas as the gas contains methane, due to undigested food.
Passing the air is accompanied by noises, as the gas creates pressure over the anal sphincter.
Flatulence is accompanied with constipation or diarrhoea.
Ayurveda has effective natural remedies for treating flatulence. It recommends the use of some common kitchen herbs that work like magic when it comes to treating flatulence and its symptoms. Let’s take a look at them in detail.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Flatulence

Ayurveda follows three steps while treating flatulence viz.

Use of carminative for the treatment or Deepana
Use of digestives for the treatment or Paachana
Use of gas expellers for treatment or Vaatanulomana
Carminatives have antispasmodic properties and prevent stomach cramps and pain. It helps to reduce the pain while passing air.

Digestives break down complex foods and make digestion easier. Gas expellers, as the name suggests work by expelling the gas in an enormous quantity at one go.

Ayurveda recommends using a wide variety of herbs for treating flatulence. They are:

  • Ajamoda or Celery is excellent for flatulence. A powerful carminative, the oil extracted from the seeds of celery helps in reducing abdominal pain and cramps.
  • Dalchini or Cinnamon is another useful carminative. Soak cinnamon sticks in a glass of water for few hours and drink that water to take out the foul smell from your flatus.
  • Ajwain or Bishop’s Weed is another choice that you have. One of the most remedies by Ayurvedic doctors, ajwain is an effective carminative.
    Dhania or Coriander contains linoloom, a chemical that increases digestive secretion. It is an excellent gas expelled.
  • Bahera or Belleric Myrobalan helps in proper bowel movements and helps indigestion.
  • Haldi or turmeric is excellent for the stomach and ensures that it’s working correctly.
  • Elaichi or cardamom reduces gas formation. Menthol or water extract of cardamom helps in eliminating the offensive odour from flatus.
  • Kala jeera or caraway has carminative properties. On steam distillation, caraway gives oil called carvone, and this is what a carminative is.
  • Harad or chebulic myrobalan has excellent laxative properties. It is a good carminative and aids in digestion.
  • Lavanga or clove reduces the bad odour from flatus.
  • Rusmari or rosemary is stomachic and carminative.
  • Methi or fenugreek is antispasmodic and helps to expel flatus easily
  • Saunf or fennel helps in digestion. It cools your stomach after a heavy meal and acts a mouth freshener as well.
  • Sunthi or ginger helps in digestion and has anti-carminative properties. It works by stimulating the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Sowa or Indian dill is another carminative. It also contains carvone.
    Kesar or saffron is stomachic and is mild. So, it is used in treating digestive problems in children.
  • Vacha or sweet flag reduces flatulence and helps in digestion. It is also an excellent carminative.

Some of the Ayurvedic preparation that helps in treating flatulence is Madhu YashtayadiChurna, Agastya Rasayana, AbhayadiModaka, and PanchaSakarachurna.

Preventing Flatulence

Prevention is better than cure. Let’s look at some effective tips that help prevent the formation of gas in the alimentary canal according to Ayurveda:

Avoid Food That Causes Flatulence: Some of the foods that you definitely need to avoid are beans, whole grain cereals, fatty foods, eggs, potatoes, dairy products, fermented foods like bread and dosa, fruits like prunes, banana, and apples, fried food, pulses like Bengal gram and black gram, sauces, and chutneys. All these increase the formation of gas in your digestive system.

  • Chew the Food Properly: It is important to chew the food properly before ingesting. Foods high in carbohydrates get digested with ease, while you are chewing them.
  • Say No to Slurp: Slurping while you are drinking tea or coffee results in consuming a lot of air. This air is expelled as gas.
  • Do Not Use Straws: Straws also lead to intake of a lot of air with the liquid you are taking in, as it works by building suction pressure.
  • Avoid Aerated Drinks: The sugar content is very high in aerated drinks. On top of that, they contain carbon dioxide that you took in and expelled in the form of gas.  This is the reason; many people drink soda after a heavy meal to eliminate gas.
  • Eat Slowly: Eat slowly and chew your food properly. This would help in digestion and make your stomach acquainted with the food you are taking in.
  • Brisk Walk: Take a brisk walk or do some exercise after a heavy meal. This would help in easy digestion and prevent flatulence.
  • Meditate: Meditate and keep your stress level down. Overworking can slow down the digestion process and lead to the formation of gas.
    Diet You Need to Follow

Following the right diet is one of the most important things that you need to do, if you want to reduce flatulence. Keep the following points in mind:

Refer to the list mentioned above and make sure to avoid all the foods that cause flatulence. Eliminate them one by one. This would ensure that your body is getting all the required nutrients.

  • Drink at least 2-3 litres of water in a day. Water helps in converting the gas toxins into liquid toxins, and this gets eliminated with urine or sweat. You can also add a drop of peppermint extract in the water you drink to eliminate the foul odour from flatus.
  • Do not overeat. Do not eat to the full that your stomach can take in. This slows down digestion and causes flatulence.
  • Eat little amounts several times a day, if you are suffering from excessive flatulence. This would ensure that your system digests appropriately.

Follow these to keep excessive flatulence at bay.

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Anti-aging Ayurveda and Home Remedies to look young forever

With many people trying to look young and glowing, various companies have come up with an effective line of products which claim to give you younger looking skin and have anti-aging properties. However, those products are usually made of chemicals and are highly harmful to your skin in the long run. Instead of using those products you can try the Ayurvedic way, and herbal anti-aging treatment is accepted worldwide by numerous people. In addition to that, Ayurveda is a very popular way of treating various types of diseases and conditions. There are three areas in a person’s body on which Ayurveda concentrates- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. As per Ayurvedic experts, a perfect balance in three of them is the secret to young looking and staying healthy.

One of the Most Effective Ayurvedic Treatments

Rasayana is one of the most effective Ayurvedic treatments. It has two major faculties Vatatapika and Kutipravesika. The names may sound very strange but are easily understandable. For example, Kutipravesika is a unique methodology where the person getting treated should stay in a small shelter with only one door. The housing will have tiny holes for the air to pass through.

The goal of Ayurveda and the Herbs Used

The goal of Ayurveda is not only slowing down the aging process but also to make the bodywork in the best possible way and to bring peace and vitality to individuals. A total of 12 different types of herbs are used in the Ayurvedic treatment or Ayurveda anti-aging herbs, and they are:

Amla or Emblica Officinalis
This herb is of special attention in the Charak Samhita literature. It is full of natural vitamin C that helps in rejuvenating bodily systems.

Turmeric Rhizomes or Haldi
Turmeric rhizomes are found in the form of curcuminoids, curcumin, and tetrahydrocurcuminoids that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

The Ginger Family
The herbs from the ginger family are the rich source of antioxidants and have ingredients that increase the blood flow to the peripheries. It also helps in reducing inflammation at the cellular level.

Frankincense, Bosiwellia
This herb is also known to fight arthritis. The pure form of this herb is used for anti-aging products.

Galangal (Also Called Chinese Ginger)
This herb contains gingerol, essential oils, and diarylheptanoids. Diarylheptanoid is also known as anti-arthritic. Pure Galanga extract helps in fighting oxidants, inhibit tyrosinase and absorbs UV radiation.

The Clove Family
This herb is used to relieve pain from toothache and muscle aches. It also contains anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Rosemary
Containing carnosic acid, rosemarinic acid, rocciferone, amyrenones, oleanoic acid, seco-hinokiol, diterpenes ursolic acid and carnasol, this herb exhibits strong antioxidant, tyrosinase-controlling, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Vitis
Attributed to the grape family, Vitis has anti-aging abilities with antioxidant properties. Resveratrol is concentrated in the grape skin while procyanidins are abundant in the seeds.

Neem
This herb is well recognized for its ability to control insects and bacteria. It also has anti-malarial, hypoglycemic and wound healing properties. It has antioxidant properties and radical freeing properties as well.

Licorice
It helps in protecting the skin from harmful UV rays and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has active ingredients glabrol, liquiritins, glabridins, glycyrrhizin, and glycerrhetinic acid.

Pomegranate
It contains ellagic acid, punicalagins, gallagic acid, and punicalins. All of the substances present in pomegranate are proved to be effective in freeing radicals and neutralizing oxidants.

Andrographis
This herb has a strong potential to control the aging of the skin as per research. It is taken from the Adrographis herb and is helpful in giving younger looking and youthful skin.

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Ayurveda and Home Remedies for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is chronic. It is characterized by seizures, and these seizures can vary from brief to long periods of vigorous shaking. Occasionally, such seizures can cause physical injuries too. Patients experiencing seizures or fits, as commonly called, usually lose their consciousness. This happens due to an abnormal electric activity of the brain. There are no fixed time periods after which a fit can happen. It can happen multiple times in a day or may not occur even in years.

Causes and Symptoms

The exact causes of epilepsy are not known in most of the cases. Sometimes, it can occur due to some brain injury, strokes, or tumors, or congenital disabilities, or infections in the brain. Genetic mutations can also be a reason.

Regardless of the original cause, the seizures or fits occur when the brain discharge a certain amount of electrical energy suddenly. A fit can also happen when there is a delay in delivering oxygen to the brain or when the brain is receiving insufficient oxygen. Congenital disabilities include injury to the brain at the time of delivery. Tuberculosis and parasites in the brain can also lead to sudden fits or seizures.

There is no fixed age as when a seizure can occur. In most cases, it starts before the person becomes an adult.

What Happens During a Seizure?

The attack is sudden in most of the cases. One or both the limbs of the patients move, and there may or may not be the loss of consciousness. Some of the times, patients lose control over stool and urine as well.

Contractions in the body are common, and the head usually turns to one side. Patients often cry or shout but are unaware of the same. Pulse rate is very high during this time, and the eyes roll widely. Saliva in the form of forth might come out of the mouth. In severe cases, the froth is mixed with blood.

Ayurvedic Medicines

Ayurveda is one of the trusted forms of managing the symptoms of epilepsy. Some of the medicines that are prescribed to epileptic patients and their doses are:

  • Saraswatarishta: Patients need to take 30 ml of this medicine twice daily after meals.
  • JatamansiChurna, VachaChurna, Smritisagara Rasa: 1 mg each of the first two medicines is to be mixed with 100 g of the third medicine and taken twice daily along with honey.
  • Apasmarantaka Rasa: Patients need to mix 100 g of this with honey and consume the mixture twice daily.
  • MahakalyanakaGhrita: 10 gm of this with cow’s milk and sugar needs to be taken twice daily.

Ayurvedic Herbs

There are many herbs those are considered to be useful in treating the symptoms of Epilepsy. Some of them are:

  • Vacha: The powdered version of the root of this herb is to be mixed with honey and consumed thrice daily.
  • Brahmi: Only one teaspoon of Brahmi juice can create magic
  • Jyotishmati: This powerful brain and nerve tonic, stimulates intellect and sharpens memory.
  • BrihatVataKulantaka Rasa: This rasa (juice) contains golden dust and particularly beneficial in bringing effective results, it needs to be mixed with honey and given to the patient thrice daily.
    Mandukaparni: It treats epilepsy and is highly beneficial for treating insanity and mental retardation as well.
  • Shankhapushpi: This herb is too used to treat insanity and epilepsy and is one of the most potent brain tonics out there
    Natural Remedies.

Crushed garlic boiled in milk is a very trusted remedy. Cow milk ghee is also known to be good for epileptic patients. Massaging Brahmi-Amla and sesame oil on the head and feat is also recommended.

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Female Infertility and Ayurvedic Remedies to treat it

Female infertility is said to arise when a woman is not able to get pregnant after trying for at least one year. Recurrent miscarriages are also signs of infertility. This problem can occur due to several issues like hormonal problems, the lifestyle of a person, physical issues and the environmental factors. In most of the cases, infertility is associated with the difficulties of producing eggs. One of which is the premature ovarian failure and the other is the poly-cystic ovary syndrome.

Symptoms of Infertility in Women:

Infrequent Ovulation: About 20% of infertility issues arise on account of this. In the case of this issue, your periods occur in a gap of more than a month, or they are absent. This can be due to body stress, obesity, rapid weight loss, etc. This syndrome prevents the ovary from releasing an egg. You may also face other hormonal abnormalities due to this problem.
The Shape Or Lining Of The Uterus Is Not Normal: Uterine polyps or fibroid tumours may result in pelvic pain; heavy menstrual bleeding or the uterus gets enlarged. Sometimes, scar tissue develops in the uterine cavity which leads to miscarriages, surgical procedures or abortions.
Fallopian Tubes Get Scarred: This symptom prevents the egg from travelling into the uterus resulting in infertility. Any previous surgery or tubal pregnancy may be the cause of such infections in the Fallopian tubes.

The Prime Causes of Ovulation Failure:

  • Hormonal Problems: The process of ovulation gets hindered whenever there is an imbalance of hormones in the body and their interactions fail.
  • Premature Menopause: Sometimes, women begin to face menopause before the usual age which is one of the rare causes of ovulation failure.
  • Cervical Causes: In this condition, the sperm cannot pass through the cervical canal which can be either to due to any previous surgery or abnormal mucus production.
  • Follicle Problems: This is an abnormal syndrome in which the follicle fails to rupture, and the egg remains inside.
    Poor Functioning Of the Fallopian Tubes:

The vital issues that result in tubal damage are:

Abdominal Diseases: Appendicitis or colitis causes inflammation in the abdominal cavity. This affects the fallopian tubes which lead to blockage and scarring.
Infection: The transmission of bacteria and viruses is the cause of inflammation which results in blockages.
Congenital Defects: This symptom is since birth in a woman who is born with tubal abnormalities.
Things That Increase the Risk of Infertility in Women:

  • Smoking
  • Poor diet
  • Stress
  • Being overweight or underweight
  • Health issues that result in hormonal changes.

How Does Ageing Result In Infertility?

  • Ovaries become less capable of releasing eggs
  • Eggs are not healthy
  • There are more chances of having a miscarriage
  • Smaller numbers of eggs are left.

How Long Should You Continue Trying Before Visiting Your Doctor?

After the age of 30, there is a rapid decrease in women of having a baby. You must call your doctor when you see the following:

  • Endometriosis
  • Irregular periods
  • Very painful periods
  • More than one miscarriage

Ayurveda Work Wonders on Infertility:

More and more women are turning to herbs to improve the chances of pregnancy. This is because herbs do not have any side effect and have proved to be successful in many such cases. Look into the list below which can be of great help to you:

  • Supari: This assists in the healthy production of female hormones and helps to relieve the congestion of the abdominal area and the blood. A healthy female reproductive system is maintained which eases the menopausal transition. Betel nuts also enhance the retentive power of the uterus.
  • Shatavari: Asparagus or Shatavari is a herb that helps to regulate hormonal secretion. It nourishes and cleanses the blood along with the reproductive organs which help to enhance fertility in women. This herb contains phytoestrogens which are helpful for women who are suffering from low natural estrogen levels which are a cause of menopause.
  • Ashwagandha: This herb helps in mending female infertility. It prevents premature menopause and is also known to treat complex infertility problems in women.
  • Gotu Kola: It is an adaptogen that helps to reduce nervous tension and increases the sexual desire. This, in turn, increases the percentage of conceiving.
  • Ashoka: Ashoka, also known by the name Saraca Indica is a small evergreen tree. The bark of this tree contains an estrogenic compound which has a stimulating effect on the endometrium and ovarian tissue. It is also useful in the treatment of internal bleeding, leucorrhoea, and menorrhagia.
  • Lodhra: The bark of this stem has anti-inflammatory properties and is used to treat several female disorders. The astringent bark of this tree is recommended to treat menorrhagia and other uterine diseases.
  • Ghrit Kumari: This perennial plant also called aloe vera, has been known to treat many diseases related to skin, liver and digestive disorders. It has been seen in studies that aloevera increases the production of progesterone and oestradiol by the ovarian cells.

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Ayurvedic and Home remedies Treatment for Cystitis

Cystitis is a common urinary infection due to inflammation of the bladder area especially in the wall of the bladder. It is not a very complex condition. However, it gets itchier and then leads to more complications, if not treated on time.

Using natural herbs is one of the best methods to cure urinary intact infections like cystitis and urethritis. These herbs cure and reduce the inflammation caused by cystitis and relax muscle spasms. This disease is common not only in women but also in men. The major symptoms of cystitis include fever, nausea or vomiting, burning sensation while urinating, blood in urine or semen in men.

Ayurveda has been studying issues on cystitis conditions since ancient times. Hence over a period of time, they have come up with some herbs which are very beneficial and good for treating acute cystitis.

In Ayurveda terms, apan vayu is disturbed when there is elimination or disturbance in urination. This problem is also called as mootrakruchhra in Ayurveda and it is further categorized into four types:

  • Vataj mootrakruchhra: Mainly caused by vitiated Vayu i.e. air. It’s marked by obstructed urination and severe pain in the pelvic region.
  • Pittaj mootrakruchhra: Caused mainly by vitiated pitta. This shows severe burning micturition and turns the colour of urine red or yellowish.
  • Kaphaj mootrakruchhra: Caused mainly by vitiated Kapha. This is characterized by swelling and heaviness in the pelvic region resulting in sticky urine.
  • Sannipatik mootrakruchhra: Caused by vitiation of all the three doshas and hence have mixed characteristics

As per ayurvedic treatment, any of these above issues do not require any surgical intervention. The line of treatment involves the removal of infection with internal detoxification, cleaning and removing any blockages in the urinary tract. This is combined with natural herbs to tone the kidneys and eventually normalize the functioning of apan vayu.

Below is a list of the most effective ayurvedic herbs used to cure cystitis of the human body:

  1. Chandana: Chandana powder is one of the valuable treatments for cystitis. It is to be consumed with milk which will help cure urinary inflammation effectively. It is also recommended to add fennel water and ginger piece to increase the effectiveness.
  2. Kateli, Kantakari: It is a diuretic which helps in the easy flow if the urine through the excretory system. Hence it helps in curing cystitis. It is also effective for gonorrhoea and urinary stones as well.
  3. Kulfa: This is known to be a very effective herb which is used in the treatment of urinary infections. It is not only common in Indian tradition but also with Greek tradition as well. Kulfa leaves mixed with water are required to be taken twice in a day which will result in excessive sweating. This will eventually take care of the scanty urination problem.

Ayurvedic herbs preparations are very beneficial for treating cystitis problem. These come in the form of Asava or Arishta, Sarivasava, Useerasava, Bhasma, Kashaya etc. It is recommended to consult an ayurvedic physician for cystitis before taking any of the ayurvedic herbs in combination. Most of these herbs do not have any side effects. However, physician consultation is recommended. This is because some of these herbs or medicines may have effects on skin or other parts of the body.

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14 Ayurvedic Herbs to Treat Ringworm

Ringworm is a common skin ailment. It is caused by fungi and can be easily treated by using Ayurvedic herbs and medicines. Ringworm or Dadru, as it is known in Ayurveda, is a side effect of contaminated blood. According to Ayurveda, all skin ailments can be treated by purifying the blood.

Ayurveda makes use of various natural herbs in cleansing the blood and treating all kinds of skin ailments, including ringworm. These herbs have some kind of inalienable force that helps in curing the infection and many of these can also be grown in the home. Let’s have a look at these special herbs.

  1. Neem: Neem, the wonder leaf is one of the best medicines when it comes to treating ringworm. Just apply neem leaves glue on the affected area to get rid of the infection.
  2. Aloe Barbadensis (Ghritkumari): Also, known as Ghritkumari, Aloe barbadensis or simply aloe Vera is another option that you have. Aloe is used in a vast number of skin products and works by purifying your skin. It makes your skin solid and glossy and eliminates all kinds of skin irritation. Aloe Vera concentrate is also very effective in treating skin problems. It has restorative properties and helps in treating the symptoms of dermatitis, skin breakouts, rashes, psoriasis, ulcers, stings, and of course ringworm. It protects the area from further infection and reduces the symptoms.
  3. Lemon Grass: Make a mixture of lemongrass, til (sesame) or coconut oil and apply it on the affected areas. This would help in killing the fungus and treating ringworm.
  4. Manjista (Rubiacordifolia): Manjistha works like magic when treating external skin ailments. It works by sustaining and renewing the skin cells. It reduces pain and treats wounds. Apart from treating ringworm, it can also be used to treat hypo-pigmentation and other skin maladies.
  5. Coriander: Applying coriander juice can reduce itching and accelerate the healing process.
  6. Colloidal Silver: This is a very useful compound that is used to treat a lot of skin infections caused by various microorganisms. It is anti-toxin and highly effective in treating ringworm. Use a piece of sterile cotton to apply it to the affected regions.
  7. Sacred Basil: Tulsi is an age-old remedy for treating ringworm. Make a paste with sacred basil leaves and water and apply it to the affected areas. It reinforces your cells and treats ringworm.
  8. Carrot Juice: Make juice with carrots and spinach. Drink this every day to keep skin-related illnesses at bay. Carrot is a rich source of vitamin C and keeps your skin healthy.
  9. Lavender Oil: Lavender oil is a powerful option that you have. Research shows that lavender is highly effective in treating parasitic skin diseases. Some of the other diseases that you can treat with this oil are diseases caused by Candida albicans like athlete’s foot.
  10. Butea Seeds: One of the best ways to treat ringworm is by using the paste made from Butea seeds and lemon juice. Butea is enriched with Gallic and tannic acid and helps in treating many skin problems.
  11. Dark Walnuts: Juice made from the outer green skin of dark walnuts is extremely useful in treating ringworm. All you need to do is peel the external skin off and rub the fruit on the ringworm affected areas. You would see results within a few days.
  12. Turmeric: You can also try applying the juice of raw turmeric and nectar. It really helps!
  13. Hyssop: The paste of hyssop is useful in treating fungal infection. It reduces the tingling effect and treats ringworm.
  14. Fig Leaves: Applying the juice made from fig leaves can also give you relief from the pain and itching of ringworm.

Conclusion

These are some of the effective herbs for ringworm. These are natural and sure to give the desired results.