Thyroid profile to be done and monitor dose Indigestion is a vague term, treatment symptomatic for heartburn, vomiting, loosemotions etc. concerned.
P/O : Hypothyroid individuals have a tendency for over weight/ obesity & are prone for reflux symptoms. .*Low acid & enzyme production.
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Good evening everyone..... Identity the plant & it's uses.Dr. Vasundhara Nanavaty6 Likes29 Answers
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Panchakarma- Five Teatments -1 Pancha Karma is the cornerstone to Ayurvedic management of disease. Pancha Karma is the process which gets to the root cause of the problem and corrects the essential balance of 'Tridosha' in body. Pancha Karma is not only good for alleviating disease but is also a useful tool in maintaining excellent health. Ayurveda advises undergoing Pancha Karma at the seasonal changes to clean the body, improve the digestion and to improve the metabolic processes. Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means "five actions" or "five treatments ". This age-old science of purifying the body is an ancient branch of Ayurveda, The Treatment in Ayurveda consists of two main types. One is Shaman Chikitsa, used to subdue the vitiated Doshas, due to which any ailments may be produced. It is administered by using various medicinal herbo-mineral preparations. However, if the Doshas are vitiated beyond a particular level, they give rise to various endotoxins, which have a tendency to be accumulated in the minute channels. These are beyond the level of pacification and hence need to be eliminated or removed from the body. In such cases, the second type of treatment, which is Shodhan Chikitsa or cleansing therapy, is indicated. Since it consists of the five types of main therapies, it is known as the Panchakarma Chikitsa. Panchakarma has been given a special place in all the ancient Ayurvedic texts. Aacharya Charak, the author of the most important ancient text on internal medicine, has described a wide use of Panchakarma therapy for almost all the major diseases. Two separate sections, Kalpa Sthanam, and Siddhi Sthanam in Charak Samhita describe the details of special decoctions and other preparations used for Panchakarma therapy. Panchakarma includes three parts namely: Poorva Karma (Preparatory Methods)which includes : Paachan (Digestion) Snehan (Internal and external oleation) Swedan (Fomentation) Pradhan Karma (Main methods)which includes : Vaman (Induced vomiting) Virechan (Induced purgation) Basti (Medicated enema) Nasya (Nasal medicine) Rakta Mokshan (Artificial bloodletting) Pashchat Karma (Post-Therapeutic Measures)which includes: Sansarjan Krama (Specific dietetics), DhumaPana (smoking of medicinal cigars) and some rules to follow specific activities. Purvakarma : Pre-purification Measures Before the actual operation of purification begins, there is a need to prepare the body in prescribed methods to encourage the body to let go of the toxins. The two procedures are 'snehan' and 'swedan'. Snehan is the oil massage. Oil is applied to the entire body with a particular type of massage which helps the toxins to move towards the gastro-intestinal tract. Oil massage also makes the superficial and deep tissues soft and supple. Snehan is given daily for three to seven days, as indicated. Swedan is sudation or sweating and is given every day immediately following the snehan. An herbal concoction may be added to the steam to further loosen the toxins from the individual. Swedan liquefies the toxins and increases the movement of toxins into the gastro-intestinal tract. After three to seven days of snehan and swedan, the doshas become well "ripened". A particular panchakarma method is then given according to the individual's constitution and disorder, prakruti and vikruti, respectively. Panchakarma - Five Basic Shodhans: Cleansing Methods 1) Vaman : therapeutic vomiting or emesis 2) Virechan : purgation 3) Basti : enema 4) Nasya : elimination of toxins through the nose 5) Rakta moksha : detoxification of the blood Vaman: Emesis Therapy When there is congestion in the lungs causing repeated attacks of bronchitis, colds, cough or asthma, the Ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic vomiting, vaman, to eliminate the kapha causing the excess mucus. First, after the snehan and swedan, three to four glasses of licorice or salt water is administered, then vomiting is stimulated by rubbing the tongue which triggers the vomiting center through the gag reflex. One may alternatively take two to three glasses of salt water which will also aggravate kapha and then rub the tongue to induce vomiting. Once the mucus is released the patient will feel instantly relieved. It is likely that congestion, wheezing and breathlessness will disappear and that the sinuses will become clear. Therapeutic vomiting is also indicated in chronic asthma, diabetes, chronic cold, lymphatic congestion, chronic indigestion and edema. Emetic Substances: madan-emetic nut, madhuka-yastimadhu-licorice, neem-bitter leaf, bimbi, kutaj-kurchi- conessi bark, murva-clematis, triloba-devdaru-deodar, Cedrus deodara, Salt, NaCl, ela-cardamom, nux vomica. Indications for Vaman : used for all kapha type disorders good for pitta headache, dizziness, and nausea will help to release blocked emotions respiratory congestion bronchitis chronic cold sinus congestion kaphagenic asthma Contra-Indications for Vaman : below the age of 12 or over age 65 menstruation pre-menstrual period (one week prior) pregnancy emaciation delicate or sensitive person with too much fear, grief or anxiety hypoglycemia vata prakruti vata diseases heart diseases during vata season acute fever diarrhea obesity Virechan : Purgation Therapy When excess bile, pitta, is secreted and accumulated in the gall bladder, liver and small intestine, it tends to result in rashes, skin inflammation, acne, chronic attacks of fever, biliary vomiting, nausea and jaundice. Ayurvedic literature suggests in these conditions the administration of therapeutic purgation or a therapeutic laxative. Virechan is facilitated with senna leaves, flax seeds, psyllium husks or triphala in a combination that is appropriate for the individual person. Virechan Substances: Senna, prune, bran, flaxseed husk, dandelion root, psyllium seed, cow's milk, salt, castor oil, raisins, mango juice, triphala. Indications for Virechan: allergic rash skin inflammation acne, dermatitis, eczema chronic fever ascites biliary vomiting jaundice urinary disorder enlargement of the spleen internal worms burning sensation in the eyes inflammation of the eyes conjunctivitis gout Contra-Indications for Virechan: low agni acute fever diarrhea severe constipation bleeding from rectum or lung cavities foreign body in the stomach after enema emaciation or weakness prolapsed rectum alcoholism dehydration childhood old age ulcerative colitisAyurveda-Panchakarma Basti & Nasya -2 Basti: Enema Therapy Vata's predominant site is the colon. Ayurvedic basti involves the introduction into the rectum of herbal concoctions of sesame oil, and certain herbal preparations in a liquid medium. Basti, is the most effective treatment of vata disorders, although many enemas over a prescribed period of time are usually required. It relieves constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica and other pains in the joints. Many other vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches may also be treated with basti. Vata is a very active principle in pathogenesis. If we can control vata through the use of basti, we have gone a long way in going to the root cause of the vast majority of diseases. Vata is the main etiological factor in the manifestation of diseases. It is the motive force behind the elimination and retention of feces, urine, bile and other excreta. There are eight main types of basti, according to traditional texts, each with their own indications and contra-indications as listed below. 1. Anuvasana (oil enema) is used in pure vata disorders and when a person is having excess hunger or dryness related to vata imbalances. 2. Niruha-Asthapana (decoction enema) is used, among other conditions, for evacuation of vata, nervous diseases, gastro-intestinal vata conditions, gout, certain fever conditions, unconsciousness, certain urinary conditions, appetite, pain, hyperacidity and heart diseases. 3. Uttara Basti (through the urethra with men or vagina with women) is used for selected semen and ovulation disorders and for some problems involving painful urination or bladder infections. This is not to be used for someone with diabetes. 4. Matra Basti (daily oil enema) is used by someone emaciated by overwork or too much exercise, too much heavy lifting, walking too long of a distance, too much sexual activity or someone with chronic vata disorders. It does not need to be accompanied by any strict dietary restriction or daily routine and can be administered, in the appropriate cases, in all seasons. It gives strength, promotes weight and helps elimination of waste products. 5. Karma Basti (schedule of 30 bastis), 6. Kala Basti (schedule of 15 bastis; 10 oil + 5 decoction) 7. Yoga Basti (schedule of 8 bastis; 5 oil + 3 decoction). 8. Bruhana Basti (nutritional enema) is used for providing deep nutrition in select conditions. Traditionally, highly nutritive substances have been used, such as warm milk, meat broth, bone marrow soup and herbs like shatavari or ashwagandha. General Indications for Basti: constipation low back ache gout rheumatism sciatica arthritis nervous disorders vata headache emaciation muscular atrophy General Contra-Indications for Basti (include but are not limited to the following): Enema therapy should not be used if the patient is suffering from diarrhea, bleeding of the rectum, chronic indigestion, breathlessness, diabetes, fever, emaciation, severe anemia, pulmonary tuberculosis, old age or for children below the age of seven years. for oil enemas: diabetes, obesity, indigestion, low agni, enlarged liver or spleen, unconsciousness, tuberculosis and cough. for decoction enemas: debility, hiccough, hemorrhoids, inflammation of anus, piles, diarrhea, pregnancy, ascites, diabetes and some conditions involving painful or difficult breathing. for nutritional enemas: diabetes, obesity, lymphatic obstruction, ascites. for urethra or vaginal enemas: diabetes Nasya: Nasal Administration The nose is the doorway to the brain and it is also the doorway to consciousness. The nasal administration of medication is called nasya. An excess of bodily humors accumulated in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas is eliminated by means of the nearest possible opening, the nose. Prana, life force as nerve energy, enters the body through the breath taken in through the nose. Prana is in the brain and maintains sensory and motor functions. Prana also governs mental activities, memory, concentration and intellectual activities. Deranged prana creates defective functioning of all these activities and produces headaches, convulsions, loss of memory and reduced sensory perception. Thus nasal administration, nasya is indicated for prana disorders, sinus congestion, migraine headaches, convulsions and certain eye and ear problems. There are six main types of nasya, as listed below. 1. Pradhamana (virechan) Nasya (cleansing nasya) uses dry powders (rather than oils) that are blown into the nose with a tube. Pradhamana nasya is mainly used for kapha types of diseases involving headaches, heaviness in the head, cold, nasal congestion, sticky eyes, hoarseness of voice due to sticky kapha, sinusitis, cervical lymph adenitis, tumors, worms, some skin diseases, epilepsy, drowsiness, Parkinsonism, inflammation of the nasal mucosa, attachment, greed and lust. Traditionally, powders such as brahmi are used. 2. Bruhana Nasya (nutrition nasya) uses ghee, oils, salt, shatavari ghee, ashwagandha ghee and medicated milk and is used mainly for vata disorders. It is said to benefit conditions resulting from vata imbalances such as vata-type headaches, migraine headache, dryness of voice, dry nose, nervousness, anxiety, fear, dizziness, emptiness, negativity, heaviness of eyelids, bursitis, stiffness in the neck, dry sinuses and loss of sense of smell. 3. Shaman Nasya (sedative nasya) is used according to which dosha is aggravated but mainly for pitta-type disorders such as thinning of hair, conjunctivitis and ringing in the ears. Generally certain herbal medicated decoctions, teas and medicated oils are used. 4. Navana Nasya (decoction nasya) is used in vata-pitta or kapha-pitta disorders and is made from decoctions and oils together. 5. Marshya Nasya (ghee or oil nasya) 6. Prati Marshya (daily oil nasya) This helps to open deep tissues and can be done every day and at any time to release stress. Substances Used in Nasya: brahmi, ginger, ghee oils, decoctions, onion, garlic, Piper longum, black pepper, curry pepper, rose, jasmine, mogra flowers and henna. Indications for Nasya: stress emotional imbalances stiffness in the neck & shoulders dryness of the nose sinus congestion hoarseness migraine headache convulsions Contra-Indications for Nasya: sinus infections pregnancy menstruation after sex, bathing, eating or drinking of alcohol should not be used below 7 years or over 80 years of age Click here to read more about 'Nasyakarma' Raktamoksha : Traditional Ayurvedic Method for Purification and Cleansing of the Blood Toxins present in the gastro-intestinal tract are absorbed into the blood and circulated throughout the body. This condition is called toxemia, which is the basic cause of repeated infections, hypertension and certain other circulatory conditions. This includes repeated attacks of skin disorders such as urticaria, rashes, herpes, eczema, acne, leukoderma, chronic itching or hives. In such conditions, along with internal medication, elimination of the toxins and purification of the blood is necessary. Raktamoksha is also indicated for cases of enlarged liver, spleen and gout. Extracting a small amount of blood from a vein relieves the tension created by the pittagenic toxins in the blood. Bloodletting also stimulates the spleen to produce antitoxic substances which helps to stimulate the immune system. Toxins are neutralized enabling radical cures in many blood born disorders. Bloodletting is contraindicated in cases of anemia, edema, extreme weakness, diabetes and in children and elderly persons. Indications for Raktamoksha: urticaria rash acne eczema scabies leukoderma chronic itching hives enlarged liver or spleen gout Contra-Indications for Raktamoksha: anemia edema weakness young children old age during pregnancy during menstruation Read more about Various Diseases and Indicated Panchakarma procedures for them > @Dr. Tapan Kumar Sau11 Likes15 Answers
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HIJAMAH'S ROLE IN WEIGHT LOSS (visceral fat-Obesity) AND REMOVAL OF ACIDITY IN THE BODY Time and time again i have proven that the septic blood removed from the body by hijamah has a pH range value of around 5.5-7.0. This can be determined by a simple litmus paper test. ***Bear in mind this value is for blood stasis exhumed from the body and NOT the value of vascular or fresh blood. Clearly these values are indicative of acidity being exhumed as well as other morbid matter that has been built up in the capillary beds due to biochemical processes in the body over time. If you look at the function of fat you will find that a moderate amount of fat is not the enemy, you actually need some body fat, in fact it may be saving your life. Body fat is essential for the normal healthy function of many of the body’s systems, such as, organs, bone marrow, the nervous system, and muscles. It’s also used as energy. Body acidity and body fat are intricately linked in a way that is generally unknown to most people. Fat is one of the body’s primary defenses used to protect your blood pH. pH is a measurement that determines the level of acidity or alkalinity. Your blood must maintain a pH of 7.3 to 7.4 to sustain life. And when your body’s overall pH level is off there is low oxygen delivery to cells, creating an environment where disease thrives, setting the stage for many normally healthy processes to turn destructive. To maintain proper pH levels, the body flushes out and removes as many acids and toxins as it can through sweating, urination, and defecation. When there are more toxins/acids than the body is able to dispose of, it produces toxic waste storage cells (fat cells) to store them in. So, you see, fat cells perform an important health function when they store toxins and excess acid. You may not appreciate the extra fat, but if you’re pH is out of balance you may need these fat storage cells to sustain life. **This is an important concept to understand** If you are ingesting toxic chemical food ingredients, such as artificial sweeteners, monosodium glutimate (MSG), unhealthy oils, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, or processed foods or exposing yourself regularly to other poisons and chemicals, like chemical based sunscreens, bug sprays, and body care products, as well as environmental toxins, then your body is working overtime to produce more and more fat cells to store these excessive toxins in. That may be the answer to why dieting, exercise and discipline may not solve your weight issues. With respect to losing weight, you and your body may not have the same goal. Want the fatty acids in your body to stick to your artery walls? Probably not. But, when blood shifts toward the acidic, fatty acids, which would normally be negatively charged, switch to positive. Since opposites attract and artery walls are negatively charged, you now have fatty acids that are drawn to your artery walls. Blood pH and insulin regulation Another aspect in the acidity/fat connection is that blood pH controls the efficiency of insulin…and insulin regulation is one of the biggest keys to maintaining proper body weight. Think your weight gain may be connected to a thyroid problem? You’re probably right. Iodine is crucial for proper thyroid function, but iodine requires a near perfect pH level to be assimilated. Without adequate levels of iodine, the thyroid will not function at peak performance, opening the door to all kinds of health issues, such as weight gain, diabetes, depression, low energy, heart attacks, and more. The bottom line Excess acidity throws healthy processes into a destructive mode. The body must either neutralize and get rid of the excess acids/toxins in the blood or risk major health issues. In essence, one of the healthiest and most effective ways to initiate fat loss, and maintain balanced weight may be to detoxify your body and normalize your body’s pH. Acid / Alkali will always be a balancing act. Your body will be constantly removing toxins and acids from your system as a part of normal function. But, remember, it’s the excess toxins and acids, over and above what the body is able to deal with naturally, that are turned into fat cells, causing the sometimes unexplained and difficult to lose weight. How do you know if you are alkaline or acidic? healthy body pH range is between 6.0 and 7.5. A pH of 5.0 would be considered very acidic, and anything higher than pH 7.5 would be outside the healthy alkaline range also. There are many products on the market that either test saliva or urine so you can measure your pH level. Ask your local health food store or go online to search for a reliable pH tester or test strips. It is possible to become too alkaline, so you do not want to be above 7.5. Here are some common symptoms of excess acidity: Low energy, frequent colds, infections flues Dehydration Candida Excess mucous production and nasal congestion Moods, nervous, irritable Joint pain, arthritis, and muscle pain Hives and rashes Weak, brittle nails, dry hair and skin, psoriasis Leg cramps Acid indigestion, heartburn, nausea Malabsorption of nutrients Correcting the pH balance You can successfully correct body acidity with changes to diet and lifestyle that include eating healthy natural food, taking supplements that support alkalizing the system, and by incorporating some form of oxygenating exercise into your routine. If you make some changes to your eating habits and lifestyle, and pay attention to consuming foods and products that are particularly alkalizing, then your body will naturally retain its proper balance and there will be no need for production of these unwanted protective fat cells. Don’t fool yourself, food additives are toxins - they are chemicals and your body sees them as toxins. This is why processed food is so dangerous. Drinking plenty of fresh purified water will help rid your body of toxins as they will be expelled in your urine. Sweating also helps remove toxins. Exercrise is important as the muscles loose their toxins which in turn are passed through the lymphatic system. Hijamah is the quickest way of removing excess acidity and other toxins and of course the results are prolonged and sustained. This procedure allows HOMEOSTASIS and shifts the pH balance to a more alkaline environment.The benefits of maintaining an alkaline pH exceed that of weight maintenance alone. Viruses and diseases cannot survive in an alkaline environment, including arthritis, cancer, and diabetes.Dr. Xaigham Khan7 Likes10 Answers
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#HolisticMedicine #CCA update GERD – Ayurvedic viewpoint – GERD can be compared to Amlapitta explained in Ayurvedic texts due to very close resemblance of the symptomatic presentation. It is called Amlapitta because Pitta attains too much of Amlata i.e. acidic nature due to consumption of causative factors which aggravate Pitta. This Morbid Pitta causes symptoms like sour belching, heartburn, indigestion, tastelessness etc. Kapha and Vata get involved with the morbid Pitta in the later stages of the diseases making it more complicated. ￼What causes Amlapitta? Viruddha ahara – Mutually incompatible foods (read more – wrong food combinations as per Ayurveda)Dushta ahara – Contaminated foodAmla – Sour foodsVidahi – Foods which cause burning sensationPitta prakopaka paana anna – Food and drinks which aggravate PittaSvahetu upachitam pittam – Pitta which had already accumulated in the body due to various aggravating factors (consumption of pitta provoking foods, drinks, activities and medicines in Varsha ritu or rainy season) Pitta getting aggravated in excessive quantity due to the above said causative factors will attain Amlata (excess sourness or acidic nature) and cause AmlaPitta Signs and Symptoms of Amlapitta – Avipaka – Indigestion Klama – Fatigue Utklesha – Water in the mouth, water brash Tikta udgara – Bitter belching Amla Udgara – Sour belching Gaurava – Heaviness of the body Hrit daha – Heart burn (burning sensation in the chest) Kanta daha – Burning sensation in the throat Aruchi – Tastelessness Types – Amlapitta is of 2 types: Urdhwagami (Urdhwaga) Amlapitta – Amlapitta having upward movement (morbid pitta moving upwards) Adhogami (Adhoga) Amlapitta – Amlapitta havine a downward movement (morbid Pitta moving downwards) Among these 2 types, Urdhwagami Amlapitta has a close resemblance with symptoms of GERD Signs and symptoms of Urdhwagami Amlapitta – Vantam – Vomiting in which the vomitus is of many types and many colours – Harit – green coloured Peeta- yellow coloured Neela – blue coloured Krishna – black coloured Araktam – red colour / blood colour Araktam – dark reddish coloured Amlam – tasting sour Mamsodakaabham – resembling meat washed water Atipichhilam – very sticky Achham – clear appearance Shleshmanuyatam – associated / admixed with phlegm Vividham rasena – has man tastes like salty, bitter etc Tikta-amla vamanam – Vomiting with sour and bitter expels after taking food or when the food has been partially digested. Belching with similar taste also occurs. Kanta daha – Burning sensation in the throat Hrit daha – Burning sensation in the chest / heart area (heart-burn) Kukshi daha – Burning sensation in the belly Shiro ruja – head ache Ayurvedic treatment of heartburn and GERD Ayurvedic treatment of GERD should be done on the lines of treatment of Amlapitta. The main objective is to get rid of the morbid Pitta and protect the stomach and gut from getting damaged by the action of Pitta. After administration of Vamana (Therapeutic emesis) and Virechana (Therapeutic Purgation) to get rid of morbid Pitta and Kapha, oral medications based on the Prakriti (physical constitution) and Vikriti (quality and quantity of morbidity) are administered as follow up. After the disease gets controlled, Rasayana’s (disease modifiers and rejuvenators) are administered to eliminate the residual disease and to provide a long-term immunity towards the disease. Vamana (therapeutic emesis) is the first line of treatment in Amlapitta. Vamana should be induced by making the patient to drink the below said formulation – Decoction of Patola (Trichosanthes dioica – pointed gourd) and Nimba (Azadirachta indica – Neem) mixed with Madanaphala (Randia dumetorum), Kshaudra (honey) and Sindhu (Saindhava lavana – rock salt) Virechana – Therapeutic purgation should be given by administering the decoction of Triphala (Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica and Emblica officinalis) mixed with powder of Trivrit (Operculina turpethum) and honey Anuvasana Vasti – After Vamana and Virechana – Anuvasana Vasti (enema with medicated oils and ghee) should be administered Asthapana Vasti – Enemas with medicated decoctions should be given in chronic cases of Amlapitta Laja sattu – Parched rice / fried paddy should be given mixed with sugar and honey. Ghee processed with jaggery, milk and Pippali (long pepper) should be administered Yavadi Kwatha – Decoction prepared with Yava (barley), Pippali (Long pepper) and Patolapatra (leaves of pointed gourd) should be given mixed with honey. It destroys Amlapitta, Aruchi (tastelessness) and Vaman (vomiting). Nistusha Yavadi Kwatha – Decoction is prepared using Nistusha Yava (de-husked barley), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis). Powder of Twak (cinnamon), Ela (cardamom) and Patra (Cinnamomum tamala) is added to the decoction. After drinking this Kwatha, food should be taken along with soup of green grams. Guduchyadi Kwatha – Decoction prepared with Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Chitrakamula (Root of Plumbago zeylanica), Nimba twak (Bark of Azadirachta indica) and Patola patra (leaves of Trichosanthes dioica – pointed gourd) mixed with honey Patoladi Kwatha – Decoction of Patola patra (Trichosanthes dioica – pointed gourd), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and Nimba Twak (bark of Azadirachta indica – neem) should be taken mixed with honey Kantakaryadi Kwatha – Decoction of Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) should be taken mixed with honey Gudadi modaka – Equal quantities of powders of Guda (jaggery), Pippali (Piper longum) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) are mixed and made into big sized tablets. These should be eaten to get rid of Amlapitta. Madhu Pippalyadi Yoga – Pippali churna (powder of long pepper) should be taken mixed with honey Yashtimadhu Ksheerapakam – Milk processed with Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Lashuna Ksheerapakam – Milk processed with garlic Pathya in GERD (beneficial things): Yava – Barley Godhuma – Wheat Mudga – Green grams Purana rakta shali – Old Red Rice Taptasheeta jala – Boiled and cooled water Sharkara – Sugar Madhu – Honey Sattu – Flour Karavellakam – Bitter gourd Rambha pushpam – Flower of plantain Vriddha Kushmanda – Old Ash gourd Patola – Pointed gourd Dadima – Pomegranate Kapha-Pittahara Anna – Food and drinks which alleviate Kapha and Pitta Apathya in GERD (unwholesome things): Vamana vegam – To withhold natural urge or reflex of vomiting Tila – Sesame Tila bhakshanam – Food items prepared with sesame Masha – Black gram or food stuff prepared from Black gram Kulattha – Horse gram Avidugdham – Goat milk Dhanyamlam – Fermented liquids Guru annam – Foods which are heavy to digest Lavana ahara – Salt rich foods Amla Ahara – Sour foods Katu ahara – Hot and spicy foods (pungent) Dadhi – Curds Madhya – Alcohol Ayurvedic medicines for heartburn and GERD: Kashayam – Herbal decoctions: Guduchyadi / Guluchyadi KashayamTiktakam KashayamDrakshadi KashayamPatolakaturohinyadi KashayamIndukantham KashayamBalapunarnavadi KashayamMahatiktakam KashayamSukumaram Kashayam Vati / Gulika (Tablets): Chitrakadi VatiSutashekara RasShanka vatiMahashanka VatiDhanwantaram GulikaVayu GulikaVilwadi GulikaHingwadi Gulika Ghritam (medicated ghee): Ardraka GhritamIndukantham GhritamTiktaka GhritamDadimadi GhritamDhatryadi GhritamMahatiktakam GhritamLashuna GhritamVaranadi GhritamShatavaryadi GhritamSukumara GhritamDrakshadi Ghritam Leha / Rasayanam (Confections, Jams): Trivrit LehaShukumara LehamChyavanaprashamAmalaki RasayanamDrakshadi LehamKushmanda lehamVasavalehamVilwadi LehamGudardrakam / GulardrakamParushakadi LehamHingutriguna leham Churnam (Powder): Hingwashtaka ChurnaBhaskara Lavana (Lavana Bhaskara) ChurnaHinguvachadi ChurnamAvipatti Churnam Bhasma / Satwa: Guduchi / Giloy SatwaShanka BhasmaKaparda BhasmaDr. Rina Upadhyay7 Likes9 Answers
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Medicinal Uses of (Mundi) Sphaeranthus indicus: The paste of the plants of Mundi is prepared and applied over the area affected with localized swelling. The fresh juice of the plant is given with black pepper powder in a dose of 10-15 ml to treat headache including cases of migraine. The decoction prepared from the plant Sphaeranthus indicus is given in a dose of 50-60 ml to treat cases of indigestion, piles, intestinal worms and enlargement of liver. The paste of the plant is applied over the area affected with elephantiasis. The cold infusion of Mundi is given in a dose of 40-50 ml to treat chronic cough and asthma.The juice of the plant is given as a nevine tonic and to treat cases of general debility and epilepsy. The paste of the whole plant is applied externally in skin diseases and herpes. The distillate from the plant known as ‘Mundi arka’ is a potent medicine to treat cases of asthma. 4-5 drops of Mundi arka is mixed with hot water and administered. The cold infusion of the plant is given in a dose of 50-60 ml to treat cases of burning micturition and pyuria. The decoction prepared from the plant Sphaeranthus indicus is given in a dose of 40-50 ml to treat cases of diarrhea and vomiting. Benefits of Gorakh Mundi as explained in Ayurvedic text books: Medhya – improves intelligence Indicated in – Ganda – cervical lymphadenitis Apachi – tumors, Mutrakrichra –Dysuria, urinary retention Krumi – worm infestation Yoni arti – vaginal pain Pandu – anemia Shleepada – Elephantiasis Aruchi – anorexia Apasmara – Epilepsy Pleeha – Disease of the spleen, Splenomegaly Medoroga – obesity Guda arti – piles Another variety of Mundi – called Mahamundi is of similar qualities.Dr. Pratibha Nawani15 Likes8 Answers