Symptoms are pain in the affected joints. Muscles, ligaments and cartilage become inflamed. Movement of the joint becomes painful, especially in cold, windy and damp weather. It is notable that if this disease is not taken care of properly at the initial stages the joint becomes immobile with severe pain stiffness and may also become permanently deformed.
Arthritis are aggravation of Vata (air) dosha and accumulation of Ama (toxins). Ama gets deposited in the weak areas of the body, joints with a simultaneous aggravation of Vata that is known as Ama Vata (arthritis).
Weak digestion, constipation, overeating and very little physical activity are the symptoms that can develop in a patient of arthritis.
Ama must be digested and Vata reduced in the body. Digestion should be improved and fasting for one day is beneficial for digesting Ama. Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with warm water helps to reduce inflammation in joints. One raw clove of garlic every day is very beneficial. This clove can be fried in ghee (clarified butter) or castor oil. Guggulu (an herb) is very helpful in healing joints and arthritis. Also warm ginger water will help to digest the ama. Rub warm poultice made with dry ginger and ajwain powder on the affected joints.
Eating hot, spicy and fried foods, sweets, wind forming foods like cabbage, Cauliflower, spinach, broccoli, okra and potatoes. Too much tea, coffee, alcohol, white sugar, yogurt, chocolate, cocoa. Antibiotics, painkillers, steroids and nicotine Sleeping during the day Staying up late at night Mental tensions like worry, anxiety, fear, stress and grief.
Supplements- AYUSANDHI ARTHRONAV CALCIMRIT are excellent combination for healing the joints,reduce pain ,stiffness and inflammation and makes joints more strong and flexible.also makes bones strong and healthy
According to great saints of Ayurveda skin has a thin waxy covering on it to protect the surface of the skin from drying up. Ayurveda recommends application of a thin coat of oil to skin to preserve this waxy layer. When the skin gets dried it results in breaking of the skin. This leads to complications like chapped skin, dandruff, dry eczema etc.
Applying the oil on scalp and all over the body twice a week will keep the skin soft and supple. Avoid frequent usage of chemical shampoos which have a tendency to remove the oil from skin and hair leaving them dry and creating dandruff.
Mixture of Henna Powder , Yogurt , Black tea and egg in equal quantity are ground together to make a fine paste and this paste is applied on scalp 10-15 minutes before bath. If there is itching of hair root, dandruff etc Neem oil 1 part mixed in coconut oil 5 parts can be applied once a week overnight in the scalp. Avoid vata aggravating foods like raw salads, fermented food and heavy beans. Give hot towel steam to the scalp and hairs after oil massage to the scalp.
Supplements- AYUGLO , GLODERM AND SUPITTA helps to improve the scalp health and rejenerate new and healthy scalp skin and protects it.
For girls with delayed menarche, scanty menstruation, inability to conceive, painful menstruation, irregular menstruation, delayed menarche, painful menstruation; difficulty to lactate, dishes Home made of black gram and linseed ( also called Alsi in hindi) help to reduce the intensity of pain during menses and improve the menstrual flow .Black gram strengthens the womb.
Jaggery(solidified cane sugar), poppy seeds, Pippali, Dry ginger and almonds in equal quantities are pounded together to make a fine powder. Ghee(Clarified Butter) is added as required and is mixed in milk and taken twice a day, one week before the onset of the menstrual cycle. To help getting rid of menstrual difficulties.
Fenugreek also helps very well.
In case of excessive flow, one effective remedy is found to be taking of a soup of dill seeds , cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
Home remedy to help with menstrual cramps, heat castor oil or olive oil oil and apply it on the lower abdomen, pelvic, thigh areas. A few gentle strokes downward will do the trick. Also soak a small ball of cotton in the same oil and place it on top of head. Allow the oil to soak for 5 – 10 minutes. Bathe after 30 minutes in warm water.
Try to avoid heavy beans, Fermented and sour foods.
Supplements- CYCLONAV AMRITPRABHA APAN FEMNIKA taken twice a day for long term helps to balance the hormones naturally,regulate the menstrual cycles,improve fertility and ovulation and gives strength to uterus and reproductive system
Tonsillitis has been described as a localized swelling adjacent the base of the tongue having its resemblance to cotton seed fruit. When swollen it is covered with mucus, painful and hard to touch. There is edema, increased size, pricking pain, burning sensation Throat irritation, Throat Pain and suppuration.
Tonsillitis is one of the commonest diseases of the upper respiratory tract which affects all age groups particularly the growing children. The commonest cause of infection is streptococcus haemolyticus. The disease spreads quickly by way of dust particles. Poorly ventilated and overcrowded spots are the breeding grounds of these pathogens.
Chronic tonsillitis might lead to rheumatic fever, nephritis and many other systemic complications.
Symptoms include high fever of 103-104 range, with considerable pain on swallowing, painful enlargement of tonsillar glands in the neck, referred pain in the ear on the affected side, sore throat and exudation of pus.
Alum use in treating tonsillitis has been referred in ancient Ayurvedic texts. Ayurveda describes Alum as an astringent, haemostatic, antiseptic. It has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and antibiotic properties.
A study was conducted in Jammu, India to test the efficacy of Alum on both acute and chronic tonsillitis cases. [See: JRAS Vol XVII No. 3-4 (1996) pages 149-156].
Fine powder of purified Alum can be applied locally over tonsils thrice daily before meals. Then gargle with warm licorice water.
Also gargling with ¼ tsf turmeric,2 pinch alum and 1 cup of warm water will help remarkably.
It was found that the disease is more frequent among the male children (11 – 20 years). Alum had a marked effect on treatment of tonsillitis. The various symptoms started regressing just after a day or two of commencement of therapy.
Avoid oily, spicy and cold foods like ice, cold drinks , cold water and sugar
Supplements – PYRINO, KASNO,IMMUGEN helps to improve immunity, balances fever, reduce pain swelling inflammation and helps to bring tonsil to normal size after regular uses
Reading books for a long time, straining the eyes to read books or use cellphones reading without glasses when necessary, Hot water bathing, Putting warm or hot water on the head, watching television in a dark room, lying down and watching television, not exercising the eyes, daytime sleep ,Late nights ,too much salty or sour food, using of chemical cosmetics , not wearing necessary eye protection equipments when working near hot places like furnaces, hot stoves and so on goes the reasons for vision problems.
The first step is to avoid such situations.
Ayurveda suggests that cow’s milk, goat’s milk, Ghee, Cilantro; carrots are added to the diet. These strengthen the eyes and the muscles around them. Fish oil also serves the purpose.
The diet should also consist the following.
A paste made of cilantro and mint leaves with rice is good for vision. Similarly vegetables like drumstick leaves, Bitter melons, Radish, fenugreek leaves etc which contain vitamin A in plenty should be part of the diet.
A good night’s 7 – 8 hours of sleep is recommended. (One simple remedy for better sleep grind poppy seeds to a paste and add a ¼ tsf paste to a glass of warm milk. Take this before going to bed for good sleep)
Palming– Rub the palms and cover your eyes with it for 10 minutes after a strenuous day’s work. This would relax your eyes and lessen the strain. Gently massage around the eyes with your fingertips after this.
Walk barefoot on a clean grass for 10 – 15 minutes.
Supplements – IAMRITA AMRITKALA ANUPHALA after regularly using them helps to reduce excess heat amd toxins from eyes and reduce the numbers.also helps to regenerate the normal vision slowly
Good, calm and sound sleep is called Sukh Nindra in ayurveda.
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of life since it restores and renews the body. Without sleep, organs deteriorate at a rapid pace, and the mind loses its acuity. Unfortunately, many people struggle to achieve a truly restful sleep. The National Sleep Foundation estimates that at least 40 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder. Sleep deprivation or poor quality of sleep impacts both short-term and long-term health with frightening consequences, like depression, obesity, loss of mental clarity and fatigue. If you are experiencing difficulty sleeping, consider following Ayurvedic principles known to improve sleep.
Ayurveda does not dictate eight hours of sleep every night for everyone. Quality and quantity of sleep required by an individual to completely recharge in mind body and to rejuvenate new cells are considered crucial for health, bliss and longevity.
Ten-minute naps are good for Vata types. Long naps are permitted in the hot part of the summer, when days are long and nights are short. Sleeping during the day increases Kapha. Only the very weak, very young, very old, those exhausted by sex, diseased, overwork, under the influence of intoxicants and other emotional or physical trauma should sleep longer than 15 minutes in the afternoon. Sleeping during the day produces Ama.
Sleeping on the left side (Vama Kukshi) helps digestion. It promotes the functioning of the right nostril and is good. The right nostril heats and activates the body and when it is finctioning a person becomes more interested in food and sleep.
Sleeping in a sitting position provides the most alert sleep and is the best. Yogis often sleep sitting up.
Sleeping on the right side is relaxing, and it activates the left nostril, which cools and relaxes the body, making it easier for self-control (which is good for Yoga).
Sleeping on the back disturbs Vata. It activates both nostrils at the same time, which produces disease by (encouraging energy to leave the body). Sleeping on the back harms the brain.
Sleeping on the stomach disturbs everything. It causes disease by obstructing deep and healthy breathing.
It is best to sleep with the top of the head facing east and the feet facing west (this promotes meditative sleep). Facing south while sleeping draws energy into body.
Sleeping facing north draws energy from the body, and disturbs the body, mind and spirit. Sleeping with the head facing west causes disturbing dreams.
Before going to sleep it is best to wash the hands, feet and face. Then it is good to massage the feet and temples with a little warm sesame oil or ghee and meditate for a while to allow the negative impacts of the day to dissipate. Then perform some Pranayama before sleeping.
Home remedies, tips and lifestyle for sound sleep
Vata persons should go to bed by 9 p.m. and sleep on their left side. Pitta persons should go to sleep between 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and sleep on their right side. Kapha people should go to bed between 10 pm and 11 pm and sleep on their left side.
Kapha persons like to sleep 9 hours. Sleeping this long slows down their metabolism and causes them to put on weight. It is best for them to wake up between 4:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. and then take a walk. This amount of sleep will make the body feel better and help them lose weight.
Going to the Root
There is a solution in ayurveda for the problems mentioned here-under
• RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS • HEART DISEASE • IMPROVING MIND & STRENGTHENING MEMORY
• CHRONIC DEPRESSION • OSTEO ARTHRITIS • ANXIETY • INFERTILITY • OBESITY • KIDNEY PROBLEMS • DIABETES • ASTHMA • INFERTILITY • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE • IMPOTENCY • CHRONIC PAINS • VIRAL DISEASES • CANCER • HORMONAL IMBALANCE • PIMPLES AND SKIN PROBLEMS