Tinospora cordifolia Promoted as a “National Medicine of India”

Tinospora cordifolia also known as Giloy and Guduchi in India. It has heart shaped leaves some what similar to money plant leaves . It is a large , glabrous, deciduous, climbing shrub.

Tinospora cordifolia is a precious plant of significant importance in the traditional system of medicine. Therefore it is designated as ‘Rasayana’ in Ayurveda. Rasayana here, it means an immunity booster medicine.

Now a days, this plant is well known to most of the people not only in India but also all over the world. This is also known by the name of ‘Amrita’ which means immortal that never dies. So It is believed that the one who take amrita daily will never die because of diseases and poor health.

Why Tinospora cordifolia promoted as a “national medicine of India” :

Due to its extraordinary efficiency to treat various diseases which are still a difficult one for modern medicine.

These are the reasons behind it promotion as a national plant of India –

(1) Traditionally, it is used for numerous ailment like fever, antiallergic, antineoplastic, anti inflammatory, antioxidant , natural immunomodulator.

(2) A variety of constituents are present in this plant. It is rich in calcium, protein and phosphorus. It mainly contains alkaloids like aporphine alkaloids, clerodane, diterpene, berberine, palmatine and glycoside like Tinocardiside. It also consist of steroids, essential oils, mixture of fatty acids and polysaccharides.

(3) Hypoglycemic property of this plant helps to treat the Type II diabetes mellitus patient. Its regular intake can help to reduce the increased Glucose level in Diabetic patient.

(2) Giloy act as an antioxidant therefore it protect the body from free radical damage and boost the immune system. Therefore it can be used in diseases like AIDS, Asthma, Gout, Type II diabetes mellitus.

(3) Its use in the treatment of fever is well known since ages. Pyrexia of unknown reason, Idiopathic caused diseases, Dengue, chikanguniya which occur with fever and decrease in blood platelets level. Giloy can give good results in the treatment of these patients.

(4) In case of allergic Rhinitis and allergic bronchitis complete cure has been noticed by the regular use of Tinospora cordifolia.

(5) studies have shown it’s cardioprotective (safeguard the heart) effect.

(6) Hepatoprotactive action of Tinospora cordifolia have shown significant improvement in ccl4 induced hepatopathy. It also shows improvement against Hepatitis B and Hepatitis E surface antigen .

(7) Anti stress and tonic property –

The anti stress and tonic property of this plant was clinically tested. It has also significantly improved the I. Q. levels (as it is used as a medhya Rasayana since ages in Ayurveda)

(8) Anti-inflammatory –

The alcohol extract of Tinospora cordifolia has been found to exhibit anti inflammatory actions against acute and sub acute inflammation. Therefore it can be used in diseases like Rheumatoid arthritis.

(9) Antineoplastic activity – Tinospora cirdifolia shows good supporting results in patient suffering from different types of tumours by slowing the growth of tumour and increased the lifespan of the tumour bearing host.

(10) Anti ulcer activity –

Treatment with formulation containing Tinospora cordifolia has been shown to reduce ulcer index total acidity, with an increase in pH of gastric juice.

(11) Anti leprotic activity –

Tinospora cordifolia is used for its anti leprosy properties in a combination formulation. It is also used in chronic itching

(5) This plant is a life insurance for health . now a days pollution is a main challenge for our society. Daily intake of Giloy can act as a purifier for our body.

(6) According to Ayurvedic perspective ,This plant has potential to balance the vata, pitta and kapha Dosha in the body .These three doshas are excepted as a three pillar of life. All the diseases occur in the body due to imbalance of these three doshas.

How to use this plant?

There are following ways to get complete benefits of this plant –

* Take one feet of steam of this plant and grind it and soak it in four cups of water for whole night and then next morning boil this solution till one fourth of this solution left. Then drink it daily this would help to decrease the increased level of uric acid , increase immunity in allergic patients like asthma, bronchitis, allergic rhinitis , decrease the increased glucose level in case of type II diabetic patient and many more.

* Giloy Satva – famous formulation of Tinospora cordifolia(Giloy) shows best result.

Giloy Satva also called guduchi Satva is an ayurvedic herbal water extract prepared by maceration (cold soaking) . It is the water soluble extract of Giloy. It is eaisly available in all type of online health care stores.

BENEFITS OF GILOY SATVA –

(1) Giloy Satva is beneficial in all types of PITTA (heat) disorders.

(2) It helps treating acidity, gastritis ,digestive problems also cure Ama (toxic digested end product) It is also effective mouth ulcers.

(3) It improves immunity due to its immuno-modulatory effects and it also act as a brain tonic.

(4) Due to its pitta soothing effects it can be used in the treatment of fever. Due to its tikat ras ( bitter taste) it gives best result in fever. It works as a potent ayurvedic antipyretic and lowers 1 to 2 degree temperature with in 30-60 minutes. However, it works as PARACETAMOL, therefore temperature will again rise after diminution of its effects in bacterial infections. Therefore other medicines are also required to cover up the associated infection. In case of fever it should be taken with Tulsi swaras (juice) and ginger juice. It can also be used with 5g Sudershan churna in 500 mg of Giloy Satva once or twice daily.

In fever, patients feel weakness, loss of energy or loss of strength, tiredness and restlessness. No such symptoms occurs if patients take Giloy Satva with pravala pishti. This combination also reduces burning sensation and heat sensation in hands, feet and body.

DIABETES –

Diabetic patients suffer from following symptoms –

Excessive thirst, frequent urination, tiredness, lack of interest, increased hunger, frequent urinary tract infections, tingling sensation, in feet or numbness in hands or feet. Giloy Satva reduces all these symptoms when it is taken with following adjuvants –

(1) Excessive thirst – Amla (Indian Gooseberry) , Vetivr (Ushir).

(2) Frequent urination – chandraprabha vati or shilajit.

(3) Tiredness -Ashwagandha(withania somnifera)

ARTHRITIS –

In arthritis Giloy Satva should be taken with Balarishta or maharasanadi kwath preparation twice a day. These medicines helps to reduce inflammation and pain.

CHRONIC COUGH –

In chronic cough Giloy Satva should be given with chawanprash or with 5g Talishadi churna (powder) once or twice daily.

BLEEDING DISORDER –

500 mg Giloy Satva should be given with mukta pishti , Misri (sugar candy) or milk. this is highly beneficial in treating bleeding disorders.

BURNING SENSATION –

In the treatment of burning sensation in the body specially in hands and feet 500 mg of Giloy satva should be used with butter. Along with Giloy, pravala pishti and sitopladhi churna should be used for best result.

ACIDITY –

In case of treating the acidity problem 500 mg of Giloy Satva should be given to the patient along with ela adi churna (powder) and sootshekhar ras.

DOSE – The prescribed dose should be taken after the consultation of Ayurvedic physician in all age groups.

* Normal adult dose of Giloy Satva is 500 mg to 1000 mg twice daily with honey or butter.

* For children between age 5-12 yr the prescribed dose is between 150 -200 mg .

* For child between 1-3 yr the prescribed dose should be 100 mg.

* For child between 3-5 yrs 150 mg should be given This will safe guard the child from any side effect. But this really need to be taken after consulting the Ayurvedic physician.

* Giloy Satva does not have any side effect. So it is safe to take in pregnancy and lactating period also but Dose should be decreased to 250-500 mg . Before going to start this first consult a Ayurvedic physician.

* It can be used in infants also but Dose should be decreased to 50 mg. Because this dose is enough to take care of digestion, immunity and daily infection troubles.

How To make Giloy i.e. Tinospora cordifolia Satva at home :

INGREDIETS FOR GILOY SATVA –

Guduchi i.e. Tinospora cordifolia stem – 50 g

water – 200 ml

steps for making Giloy Satva –

(1) Giloy stems should be collected then cut it into small pieces of 2-3 inches length and outer husk should be removed , If needed.

(2) The drug should be crushed and soaked in 4-6 times of water. The small crushed pieces of Giloy( Tinospora cordifolia) should be macerated well in the water with hands. This helps to release the starch composition of Giloy in water.

(3)The fibrous and Woody parts that left in water should be removed from the water and the liquid that left behind in the vessel should be placed undisturbed for a night to allow the starchy content to settle down at the bottom.

(4) Then after that water present above should be decanted out without disturbing the starch sediment layer formed at the bottom. The starch sediment that is present at the bottom should be washed with little amount of water . That starch sediment should be dried in shade and collected. that starch content will be white on colour.

(5) Then store it in air tight glass container.

CONTRAINDICATION –

Till now , no contraindication indicated in the use of Giloy Satva and also no side effect is noted but In case of development of any allergic symptom after its use consult a physician and it’s use should be stopped .

Ingredient with which it should be used –

It should be used with different ingredient in different health problem.

(1) In Increased vata dosh in body here, increased vata dosh in body would cause dryness, pain, weight loss, lack of sleep. So in order to manage the vata dosha Giloy should be used with ghee (clarified butter)

(2) In case of increased pitta(heat) in the body that can result in burning sensation in body, liver and digestive problem, skin problem and many more Giloy should be used with sharkara ( powder form of Jaggery )

(3) In a condition of increased kapha dosha which can cause respiratory disturbance i. e. Cough and cold further more it can also cause excessive sleep, laziness, nausea, vomiting Giloy should be used with honey.

(4) In case of Constipation Giloy should be used with jagerry.

(5) In case of Rheumatoid arthritis Giloy should be used with shunthi (dry ginger). Dry ginger digest the toxins (ama i. e. poor quality of chyme formed after digestion ) that causes Rheumatoid Arthritis.

(6) In case of arthritis Giloy should be used with Ricinnus communis (castor oil).

AYUSH ministry of India are trying to inform people about the benefits of Giloy. In Gujrat Ayurveda university experiment has performed on the house flies in which the life span of flies increased up to 85 days In general the life span of house flies are usually 25-30 days. This news was published in a health care journal in Netherland.

The best thing about Giloy is that it can be used in normal healthy individual also to maintain a good health. so every individual should be well aware about the benefit of this plant .

BEST AYURVEDIC FORMULAS TO CURE ACIDITY ( Amalpitta)

Hyper acidity is a condition in which there is increase of acidity in the stomach. The human stomach secretes hydrochloric acid which is necessary for the digestion of food. When the stomach contains an excessive amount of hydrochloric acid then this condition is called as hyperacidity.

MAIN CAUSES OF ACIDITY :

  1. Poor Digestion. According to Ayurveda perspective poor digestion makes poor end product that is called Ama i.e. poor quality of chyme. Ama combines with pitta .vitiated pitta becomes sour in taste therefore it is called Amalpitta

(2) Mainly Rainy and autumn season.

(3) Excessive use of oily, salty and spicy food.

(4) Irregular eating habits. Skiping meals often is one of the main reason behind this problem.

(5) sleeping just after taking food .

(6) Excessive intake of tea, coffee and carbonated drinks.

(7) Excessive fasting and keeping the stomach empty for long period is also a maine cause of Acidity.

(8) Anxiety, stress, jealousy and anger also aggravate pitta dosha in the body which results in acidity.

(9) Late night work which results in lack of sleep is also a cause of acidity.

(10) Regular use of Pain killers and antibiotics results in acidity.

SYMPTOMS OF ACIDITY (Amalpitta)

(1) Uncomfortable feeling of heat in the body.

(2) sour and Bitter belchings.

(3) Throat burn, pain over epigastric region, chest pain, Bad breath , Feeling of Bitter taste in mouth.

(4) complaint of nausea and vomiting on missing meals .

(5) Headache, Acid reflux , heart burn.

(6) chronic condition of acidity may result in Gastric and Duodenal ulcers.

(7) Sensation of lump in the throat.

(8) Acute stage of acidity causes difficulty in breathing and restlessness.

(9) Hyperacidity causes erosion of gum and teeth.

(10) According to Ayurveda perspective, increased Ama results in diseases like Ama vata ( Rheumatoid arthritis) and many other metabolic disorders.

AYURVEDIC FORMULAS : TO CURE ACIDITY

(1) Avoid all the causes of acidity mentioned above.

(2) Avoid tea or coffee empty stomach and also cut down the quantity of tea and coffee. The best that can be done is simply avoid to take tea and coffee if possible. Smoking and alcohol consumption should also be avoided.

(4) Avoid over eating instead of it take frequent small meals that will be more beneficial.

(5) Take your dinner two hours before going to bed . Never leave your dinner for late night because that can worsen the condition.

(6) Left lateral position is best for the sleeping in case of a person suffering from acidity.

(7) Take a half glass of water and soak fennel seeds (saunf) in it then add sugar candy in it then drink it daily. you can either chew a few fennel seeds after food.

(8) Fat free or skimmed milk is a better option . Fat can aggravate the acid secretion in the stomach but the calcium present in the milk helps to provide soothing effect . so for this purpose fat free milk should be used.

(9) Do meditation daily and try to stay stress free because anxiety, stress and depression is also a cause of acidity.

(10)some useful yoga postures to treat acidity are suryanamaskar, Bhujang asana , kpalvati, sitali Pranyayam and sitkari Pranyayam.videos of these Pranyayam is available on you tube.

(11) Revand chini ( Rheum emodi) is a purgative. It expel excess of acids from the stomach. It is mostly used in children to treat hyperacidity.

(12) mix about a teaspoon of fenugreek powder in a warm cup of water and drink up. Fenugreek contains mucilage therefore it assist in soothing gastrointestinal inflammation and coats the stomach and intestinal lining.

(13) Add up pumpkin, bitter gourd ,okra in your diet. One should also add pineapple and papaya in diet because these fruits contains protease which are digestive enzymes.

(14) Amalki (Phyllanthus emblica) It should be used in powder form. It is available in online health stores. Take 1 tsf of Amalki powder with water twice daily. Amalki contains vit. C , calcium, Iron . It is also act as a powerful immunity booster.

(15) medicines for Amalpitta is also available in decoction form (Kwath) like ptoladi kwatham and yavadi kawatham . These are also available in health care store. But before going to take these medicine consult a Ayurvedic physician.

(16) khandkushmand Awleha and Drakshadi leham – these ayurvedic medicines available in paste form also they are highly beneficial in the treatment of acidity.

(17) Medicated Ghee i. e. Clarified butter mixed with medicines are also available in health care stores. Shtavari ghrit, jirakyadya ghrit and Drakshadya ghrit available in the market. Before taking it first consult a Ayurvedic physician.

(18) Metallic preparation of medicines are also available in Ayurveda for Hyperacidity for e. g. Shank bhasma, pravala pishti and makshika bhasma available in the market. These medicines use also need consultation of doctor.

(19) Hingwashtak churna also work as a effective Antaacid. But it really need to be taken daily with first bite of food mixed with ghrit i.e.clarified butter.

(20) prawal panchamrit – 1 tab after lunch and after dinner. This works magically in sour belchings and feeling of bloating.

(21) Dry ginger powder 1/4 th + 1 tsf ghee (clarified butter) + 1tsp sugar candy should be taken empty stomach during morning time.

(22) Awipattikar churna +Triphala churna take 1/4th tsp of this churna with warm water at night for 5-7 days.

(13) At the end most important advice is add up walking after taking food in your habit.

Getting rid of acidity really need a determination and healthy routine.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION :

Now a days, Constipation is one of the main health problem which is commonly occuring due to a unhealthy life style.

Constipation can be uncomfortable to talk about, but even more worsen to deal with. So here is the complete information about Constipation which can help you to understand it’s cause and to get complete relief from it.

According to the Ayurveda, constipation is the root cause of all the diseases . A person who suffer from chronic constipation will have high chance to get suffer from many diseases like Hemorrhoids, Anal fissure, Gout, Anaemia, jaundice , Bronchitis, Asthma, skin diseases, weakness, metabolic disorders like Diabetes , Auto immune disorders like Rheumatoid arthritis and many more. According to Ayurvedic perspective , Agni i. e. Digestion is responsible for good health as well as for poor health also. In Ayurveda digestion is consider as a fire i.e. Agni that cook food. If digestion is good then that will make healthy end product of the food that we eat. If digestion of a person is poor then it will make raw and poor quality of end product of all the digested food….According to the Ayurveda The end product of food after digestion serves the other dhatus i. e. tissues.. In our body there are seven datus that are formed as a result of digestion on dhatu level. In which first dhatu is Ras dhatu it can be compared with all the body fluids such as plasma, lymph, interstitial fluid, ras dhatu nourish the rakt i. e. Blood then rakt dhatu further nourishes the mas dhatu i. e. Muscle which further nourishes the medh dhatu i.e. fat. Medh dhatu further form asthi Dathu. i. e. Bone that further would form Shukra dhatu i. e. Semen.

RESULTS OF POOR DHATU AGNI (Digestion) –

These results are of chronic constipation.

Here Agni means digestion on dhatu level.

(1) In case of poor digestion , the end product that is formed from food after digestion is usually raw and is of poor quality. The end product that is formed can be compared with chyme.so if end product is raw then that will form poor quality of Ras dhatu In case of Constipation Ras Agni is decreases so the Ras dhatu which is formed is increased in quantity but that would be of poor quality. Ras dhatu toxification can cause fever, anaemia, weakness, premature greying of hair, premature wrinkle formation, anorexia, nausea, headache.

(2) Impure ras dhatu would obviously form impure rakt dhatu.. As I said earlier, one dhatu forms the another one.. So according to Ayurveda, our body is made up of these seven dhatus. these days number of diseases increasing . poor digestion is a main reason behind rapidly occuring diseases in human’s body. Basically, these dhatus provide nutrition to all the part of the body. Rakt dhatu is formed in Liver it means if rakt dhatu Agni decreases more will be the rakt formation but of poor quality…. Here Rakt signifies not only blood but also billirubin .poor rakt dhatu Agni can cause skin diseases like psoriasis, leprosy, jaundice, Hepatomegaly,spleenomegaly and can also cause stone formation in gall bladder, COmmon bile duct obstruction.

(3) Impure rakt dhatu would form Impure mas dhatu .mas dhatu here signifies the term muscle. Toxification of mas dhatu can results in tumors, cancer, goitre etc. These diseases usually not occur immediately in the body. But long term ignorance to poor digestion can cause these diseases . According to Ayurveda every individual have different prakriti of body. Prakriti means different nature of body. Some human bodies can more prone to these diseases due to the kapha Prakriti of body.

(4) Impure mas dhatu would further form impure medh dhatu medh here signifies fat in body… So, In case of Constipation dhatu Agni decreases and dhatu can not be digested properly so further dhatu increases.

Here, In this case also Impure medh dhatu increases that would increase fat in different parts of body. It would result in abnormal weight gain, Increase in fat deposition in vessels would cause blockage in heart, varicose vein, etc.

(5) Further poor quality of asthi dhatu will be formed. That can result in pain in teeth, pain in bones, body ache, discolouration of teeth, hair fall, discolouration of nails and brittle nails formation. Because asthi signifies bones and according to Ayurveda it is believed that hair, nails and teeth are formed from it.

(6) From asthi dhatu , majja dhatu is formed when mjja Agni act on it . Majja dhatu signifies Bone marrow In case of Constipation, Digestion decreases. So end product increases but of poor quality . So majja dhatu that will be formed of poor quality but quantity increases . This can cause Dizziness, weakness, pain in joints, Darkness in front of eyes, Disturbed secretion of glands, bone marrow disorders.

(6) Last and seven dhatu is Shukra dhatu. Here, Shukra signifies semen in males. Poor quality of Shukra dhatu formation can cause infertility in males and it can cause abortion in pregnant women.

At last , the result of all these dhatus is ojas. Here ‘ojas’ signifies ‘immunity’. Ojas is the end product of complete digestion. Good digestion results in good ojas it means good immunity. Immunity means ability of the body to fight against the diseases. In case of Constipation , immunity of a person decreases which can result in occurrence of diseases in the body .

CAUSES OF CONSTIPATION –

(1) Poor diet and Inactive lifestyle : According to the Ayurveda, Vata dosh is responsible for causing constipation. Vata dosha represents dryness, cold, in the body If vata dosha increases above normal level that can cause constipation. Food that increases vata dosha in the body can cause constipation for e. g. Dry food, Yunk food, excessive intake of pulses, food which is lack of fibre, ice creams, irregular timing of food intake, not taking food on time can disturb the digestive system. Unhealthy life style can also cause constipation,Late night work and not taking proper sleep during night also increases vata dosha which results in constipation. Excessive travelling and running also increases vata dosh. Resisting the urge to pass the stool , urine or flatulence can also disturb the vata in the body, anxiety and stress also increases the vata dosha in the body that results in constipation.

( 2 ) Excessive intake of sweets ,cheese and other dairy products and food that is rich in fat content..

(3) Use of habit forming laxatives. laxatives are the drugs that are used for the treatment of Constipation. Excessive use of laxatives results in the development of dependency on these laxatives.

(4) some drugs such as diuretics that increases the excretion of fluids from the body also causes constipation. Other drugs like antidepressants , anti convulsions, supplements etc. can cause constipation.

( 5 ) Less intake of water and fibre rich food. regular intake of red meat worsen the condition like the Constipation.

(6) Intake of alcohol, coffee and tea.

(7) some diseases also cause constipation such Hypothyroidism, parkinsonism, spinal cord injury, pregnancy, Diabetes, stroke, multiple sclerosis .

SYMTOMS OF CONSTIPATION –

# Symptoms includes passing stool less than three time in a week , straining, lumpy or hard stool, A Sensation of Incomplete defecation, discomfort and abdominal distension.

AYURVEDIC REMEDIES : TO GET RELIEF FROM CONSTIPATION

Constipation is a problem which is usually caused by the patient himself. So the cure of this problem need full participation of the patient. Because it is a problem which is commonly causes by poor life style and poor eating habits.

Here are some key points to cure this problem –

* As I said earlier it is usually caused by the disturbance of vata dosha in the body. So firstly, management of vata dosha should be done.

*Add ghee i. e. Clarified butter to the food, eat hot food , never go for cold food, food should be fresh to eat.

* Take a glass of hot milk mixed with one spoon of ghee i. e. clarified butter during night time.

* Don’t eat much at dinner. Try to go for less quantity of food at dinner.

* Avoid pulses, curd , rice and other heavy food at dinner.

* After dinner try to walk for 100-200 foot steps.

* During morning time, Drink one glass of Luke warm water empty stomach. Never go for hot water because it can also cause constipation .If Constipation is chronic then take 2 glass of Luke warm water add one lemon juice on it further add half table spoon of salt in it. After drinking this solution try to walk for 300 – 500 foot steps. That decreases the hardness of the stool and also improves the bowel movement.

* Make a firm determination to drink atleast 8 glasses of Luke warm water in a day .

* Add fibre rich fruits in your diet. Fruits like apple, ripened banana, citrus fruits like oranges, sweet potatoes, carrot, green vegetables like beans, mangoes, strawberry.

Eat these fruits during day time. Don’t leave much for night time.

* Avoid drinking water just after the food. Take few sips of water between the food. Taking water just after the food can tighten the stomach so left some space in stomach for digestion.

* If possible try to do fasting once in a week. main advantage of fasting is detoxification of body. If this seems to be difficult then atleast try to avoid lunch once in a week. Actually, fasting according to Ayurveda improves vayu as a result of which Agni i. e. digestion Increases. This is quite eaisy to understand. In real life , if you ever see the flames in a fire you might have noticed that if so many woods placed over fire then also flames decreases because that also need space for burning. Same happens with the digestion of our body if we eat alot at once that would not provide space for Agni i.e. digestion to burn and it become unable to digest the food properly . That results in so many problems. According to Ayurved agni is life. So if you really want a long and healthy life. Just take care of our Agni i. e. Digestion.

* Avoid unhealthy life style ,Take proper sleep during night time, After travelling take hot food with half spoon of clarified butter and also massage your sole with oil. Avoid running and exercise after taking food. Do n’t take snacks during travelling instead of it carry some fruits.

* If the problem of constipation is chronic or still sustained . After the consultation of a Ayurvedic physician take one spoon of triphala with one glass of luke warm water after dinner at night. Triphala here means a combination of three fuits i. e. Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellerica, Terminals chebula. Triphala is one of the most well studied Ayurvedic formulation .It has anti bacterial ,anti inflammatory and anti fungal properties. Triphala has strong laxative effectIn case of chronic constipation after consultation of physician, Triphala need to be taken at least for ten days at night time with one glass of Luke warm water. Triphala is an ancient Ayurvedic formulation that has been used for centuries to treat digestive system problem. such as malnutrition, constipation. studies have shown that triphala increases the level of anti oxidant molecules and it is devoid of any toxic effects at its recommended dose in adult human. Triphala is eaisly available in the market and also in online stores. The best part of it is that eaisy effordibility. The taste of triphala is little a bit unpleasant .but triphala is also available in tablet form.

* munkka i.e. raisins are highly rich in fibre . just boil 10 to 15 raisins in a glass of milk and drink it during bed time .

* you can also go for psyllium seed husks also called Isabgol .Add one tea spoon of isabgol in one glass of hot water keep it for 3 – 5 minutes. then drink it. Isabgol is a high source of fibre. it moves through the colon like a scrub brush. but it would not happen over night. Take this drink for continuous for 10 – 15 days.

*Dandelion root can act well in mild Constipation. Boil one tea spoon of this mild laxative in water and drink 3 to 4 times in a day. Dandelion is unpleasant to taste so 3 to 4 tablet of dandelion can be taken with one cup of Luke warm water per day.

* Flax seeds are also a beneficial medicine for constipation. It is said that “take your food as your medicine so you do n’t need to take medicine. Adding up of flax seed in diet cure many health problems like constipation, hair fall, blood pressure. Flax seeds are source of soluble mucilaginous fibre that can lower unhealthy cholestrol.

Flax seeds are also a good source of fibre, protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus .

In severe constipation one tea spoon of flax seeds followed by two cups of water should be taken twice daily for at least 15 days.

Adding up of one tea spoon of flax seed in your diet can contribute in maintaining good health.

* Indian senna is also one of the best herb to relieve constipation. The dried leaves of this plant can be used to prepare tea to drink daily for 4 – 5 days in chronic constipation. It is also available in tablet and powder form in health care stores.

* Ayurvedic medicines like Abhayarisht, kumarya asava, available in the market but these medicines really need to be taken after consulting the Ayurvedic physician.

* yoga can also solve this problem of constipation. but this also need a regular practice. Get up early morning if possible spend half an hour on it. kapalbhati, Pranyayam and yoga asana are very beneficial for the treatment of constipation. Tittali asana, Matsya asana,Pawan mukt asana, uttan asana, chakr asana are highly beneficial if practicised daily. Many video of these asana are available on you tube .

Ayurveda and Health

Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal system of India…. That is a most beautiful and precious gift of god to the mankind.

Ayurveda has 2 basic principles –

  • To prevent the diseases.
  • To cure the diseases.

If one person really want to stay healthy.. One should follow these 2 basic principles of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda work on body by balancing the vata, pitta and kapha.

According to the Ayurveda these vata, pitta and kapha are responsible for maintaing the good health and also in causing the diseases.

The condition of these vata, pitta and kapha i. e. Tridosh of body depends on following factors –

  1. Food which we take daily – If vata dosh become dominate in the body then that would cause dryness, irregular bowel habits, joint pain etc . in the body then one should not eat food which is lack of fat content. instead of it, add ghee i. e. Clarified better in the food.

Also, if pitta dosha become dominate in the body then that would cause Diarrhoea, yellowish skin, Grey hair, skin diseases , Liver problem. So in that case one should go for food which contain less amount of spices, less salty. Also avoid excessive Sun exposure.

If kapha dosha dominate in the body then that would cause vomiting, nausea, anorexia, Constipation, laziness, heaviness in the head. In that case one should take food which lacks fat content. and also avoid heavy food, Yunk food, sweets, ice creams. instead of it , take light and hot food . Sleeping during day time should be avoided in this case. Because Day time sleep also increases kapha in the body. Adding Up of exercise or yoga in daily routine would be very beneficial in this case.

(2) The condition of these vata, pita and kapha also depend upon the routine that is followed. An highly active daily routine would definetly disturb the vata. Late night work, excessive fasting increases the vata dosha in the body.

Excessive anger, excessive Sun exposure and not taking proper rest increases pitta dosha.

Kapha dosha increases in the body by following highly relaxing schedule. Sleep during day time, and not doing any exercises also increases kapha dosha in the body.

Can Ayurveda actually cure the diseases?

In today’s era when Ayurveda became one of the growing industry in India. people from all over the world seems to be more concerned about taking the benefits from Ayurveda and it’s utilization in their lives.

But that one question that arises in people’s mind when ever they prefer to go for Ayurvedic treatment that will it actually cure the diseases or not?

The answer for this question is only that it is totally depend on the person who is seeking Ayurvedic treatment..

The simple rule of Ayurved is that how a person approaches the ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda is a vast sea one can take as much as one want to take but first one should know how to take complete benefit of ayurvedic treatment.

The first preference of a patient who want to take ayurvedic treatment for particular diseases should select a right Ayurvedic practitioner.

Secondly, when you start taking the treatment. Make it sure that you should not eat against the rule of ayurveda A good ayurvedic practitioner will inform you about the healthy food for that particular disease . Ayurveda follows different diet plans for different diseases.

Last but not the least, Follow healthy daily routine. Add up yoga during early morning in your routine…

If one can not do heavy exercise one can do eaisy walking to make the body active. Pranyayam is also a biggest tool of Ayurveda…

Ayurveda denied the sleeping habit during day time… Only in summer season one can sleep during day time.. One can also sleep during day time if a person is suffering from bad digestion, Diarrhoea ,Breathing disorder or chronic illness.

Taking proper sleep during night is also very beneficial according to Ayurveda .

In that way, one can get complete benefit of Ayurveda not only by taking a medicine but also by following healthy diet and healthy daily routine.

Because Ayurveda works according to Tri dosh i. e. Vata, pitta, kapha. All these Tri dosh have different properties… When these three doshas become imbalanced in the body they cause diseases. So medicine and food which is used in the diseases that should be against the property of the dosh which caused the diseases.