Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Herbal Remedies for Colon Cleansing

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Colon cleansing is necessary for proper functioning of human body. It helps the body to get rid of undigested wastes that could obstruct the colon’s passageway. Colon cleansing may also help the body to eliminate the chances of getting colon cancer. Other beneficial contributions of this process are:

  • Helps to get rid of obesity
  • Good skin texture
  • Proper digestion
  • Improved energy and vitality
  • Curbs diarrhea and constipation

HERBS FOR COLON CLEANSE

Colon cleansing herbs are mainly laxatives which improve the bowel movements and stimulate the colon to eliminate the toxins, mucous and parasites from the colon. Colon cleansing with the help of herbs is absolutely safe, as it does not produce any adverse effects.

Triphala is a combination of three great fruits – Amalaki, Haritaki and Babhitaki. Triphala preparations are so ancient and explained by our great Acharya’s in ayurvedic samhitas for taking out toxins effectively. Amla is known for its antioxidant properties which is a richest source of vitamin C. Haritaki is best laxative among Triphala and along with babhitaki whole Triphala acts as a very good immune modulator herbal remedy.

Senna is a flowering plant that acts as laxative. It contains anthraquinones which are powerful colon stimulates that relieves constipation and increases peristaltic movements of the colon. Due to which the bowel movement is regulated and corrected. Consume crushed senna herb or senna tea. Take a cup of boiled water and let it cool slightly before pouring it onto the herb. Steep for about 10 minutes and then strain the tea. Drink this tea to get relief from the colon problem. Or steep the herb in cold water for about 10 – 12 hours and then strain. It is best to drink the cold-tea. Or take senna supplements in tablets and capsules form to cleanse the colon.

Psyllium, a bulk-forming laxative, is a natural element that is rich in soluble fiber. A widely used colon cleanser, psylluim husks are helps colon to get rid of excess waste that can build up and cause health complications.

Barberry is a bitter tonic that helps support the liver functions and cleanse a congested bowel. Barberry is rich natural source of berberine. Berberine is a bright yellow substance extracted from the fruit. It has been used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. This well-known antiseptic is used to treat a wide range of infections of the ears, eyes, mouth, throat, urinary tract, skin and strep bacteria.

Ginger can help reduce bloating, stimulate colon functioning and keep the waste and harmful toxins at the bay. It aids digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices. Use ginger in any form such as grated, juice or cut pieces for colon cleansing. Also, adding ginger to herbal tea will help in cleansing colon.

COLON CLEANSE HERBAL REMEDIES AT PLANET AYURVEDA

For easy convenience PLANET AYURVEDA presents with COLON CLEANSE herbal formulations like TRIPHALA CAPSULES, YAKRITPLIHANTAK CHURNA AND KUMARI SAAR. These all together work in very synergetic manner to open the channels and removes endotoxins out from the body. Improves circulation and enhances body’s stamina. Let’s have a look in detail –

Product Description

1) Triphala Capsule

Triphala Capsule is a combination of Amalaki, Haritaki and Bhibitaki. It contains natural laxatives, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, linoleic oil and phospholipids that promotes the bowel movement and leads to the elimination of toxic materials from the body.

Benefits and Uses: It is widely used for intestinal disorders, stomach disorders, body detoxification, enhancing appetite, fat metabolism and liver functioning.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily, after meals with plain water.

2) Yakitplihantak Churna

Yakitplihantak Churna is comprised of various herbs such as Kalmegh, Bhringraj, Sharpunkha, Kaasni, Katuki, Bhumi Amla, Makoy and Punarnava. It improves functioning of liver and spleen by eliminating excess water and fat from the body.

Benefits and Uses: The various herbs present in the yakritplihantak churna treats many spleen and liver disorders including fatty liver, hepatitis B and liver cirrohsis. Yakritplihantak churna is also beneficial for certain conditions such as enlarged liver, high cholesterol, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, gall bladder stones, liver and kidney failure, urinary calculi and constipation.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water or fruit juice after meals.

3) Kumari Saar

Kumari Saar is aloe vera juice which is rich in vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants which nourishes the body and strengthens immune system. It effectively cleanses the Colon leading to extraction of tons of benefits and an improved intestinal health overall.

Benefits and Uses: Kumari saar is beneficial to treat acute and chronic constipation, skin problems, acidity, ulcers, diabetes, liver dysfunction, hair loss, gout and arthritis.

Dosage: 3 tablespoon twice daily with equal parts of water.

ADVANTAGES OF COLON CLEANSE HERBAL REMEDIES

  • Effectively cleanses the accumulated toxins from the colon, improves intestinal health overall and helps moderating constipation.
  • Improves immunity, balances all three vital energies.
  • Indicated as best Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-bacterial herbal formulation.
  • Improves digestion, fat metabolism and ensures proper functioning of body system including skin, liver and kidneys.

Herbal Remedies for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinsons Disease

It is a progressive disease that affects the nerves in the brain in its special part known as substantia nigra. It is a chronic and progressive disease that is characterized by slow and continuous loss of function in terms of muscle coordination and bodily movements.

The nerve cells produce a neurotransmitter known as Dopamine. In Parkinsonism as these nerve cells degenerate, there is decrease in the levels of dopamine neurotransmitter in the body. There are unique set of signs and symptoms by which a patient of Parkinson’s disease be easily identified.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

The signs and symptoms of the disease are generally slow and progressive, they may not be initially apparent and occur in the form of Bradykinesia or slowing of movements, tremors in the hands, jaws or foot.

The person may feel fatigued, he may forget a word or two while speaking and hand writing and speech may change. Initially, the tremors may occur in the form of rubbing of thumb and fingers.

Rigidity is another feature that affects many patients. It influences different patients to varying degrees.

People also face difficulty in standing and walking which may occur variedly and episodically in different people. The signs and symptoms continue to worsen and Dementia may occur as a result.

CAUSES OF PARKINSONISM

Parkinson’s to some degree occurs as a result of a genetic predisposition to the disease. A family history of Parkinson’s does increase the chances of developing the disease.

There are many environmental factors also which affect a person’s chances of developing Parkinson’s disease.

Many harmful insecticides and pesticides which are contaminating water and other food products also become predisposing factors for the development of the disease.

DIAGNOSING PARKINSONISM

Though not very difficult to diagnose, a Parkinson’s patient should have one or more of the following symptoms of Parkinsonism.

  1. Tremors
  2. Rigidity in the body
  3. Physical instability and incoordination of movements
  4. Slowness of movements

Parkinson’s is not a curable disease as it involves permanent death and damage of the nerve cells responsible for Dopamine release in the brain.

HOW TO CONTROL SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON’S NATURALLY

  • Avoid caffeine and carbonated drinks which stimulate the release of adrenaline a hormone known to increase tremor intensity.
  • Manage weight as an excess body weight tends to worsen the symptoms like urine incontinence.
  • Avoid exposure to pesticides and insecticides.
  • Consume an herbal diet which is highly nutritious having plant based proteins, carbohydrates and plant based proteins and healthy fats.

HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR PARKINSON’S

1. ZANDOPA GRANULES

The most effective medicine in modern sciences for the management of Parkinson’s is L-Dopa. It is a very effective medicine that is used for its great efficacy and slowing down the degeneration of the nerves in Parkinson’s.

Zandopa granules contain natural L-Dopa like ingredients and are safer than synthetic modern medicines in terms of long term use. They help to naturally restore the deficiency of Dopamine by acting as a natural substitute to a great extent.

Regular usage of these granules improves gait and cognitive functions.

DOSE – 1 Tea spoonful one to two times per day.

2. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES

Ashwagandha or withania somniferum is a great health tonic that is used for its amazing health benefits and is one of the best nerve rejuvenating herbs.

Regular usage of Ashwagandha helps to slow down the progress of the disease and helps to control the symptoms of Parkinson’s in a better way.

It also helps to control the increasing levels of anxiety and depression that affect the patients of Parkinsonism as the disease starts to adversely affect their daily routine.

DOSE – 1 -2 Capsules, once or twice daily.

3. BRAHMI CHYAWANPRASH

Brahmi or Bacopa monieri is a great nerve rejuvenating herb that is one of the best herbal supplements in use for the natural management of all kinds of brain and nerve disorders.

Brahmi chyawanprash is an herbal sweet jam that is made from many nerve stimulating herbs along with Brahmi.

It helps improve Dementia or loss of memory in the patients. It is also helpful in maintaining the coordination of bodily movements and general response of the body to the degenerative changes that it is undergoing.

DOSE – 1 Teaspoon full one to two times per day.

4. BRAHMA RASAYANA

It is an herbal recipe made on the name of Lord Brahma who is one of the most worshiped Hindu Gods. It is again a great nervine tonic. Regular use of the Brahma rasayana helps fight tiredness, fatigue and rigidity of the muscles, a common symptom found in Parkinson’s patients.

It has a long list of herbal ingredients like Shankhpushpi, Amla, Haridra, Giloy etc. which act together in a synergistic manner to control the symptoms of the disease.

Recent studies have confirmed use of Brahma rasayana in enhancing humoral immunity and increased production of white blood cells in the body.

DOSE – 1 – 2 Teaspoon full with milk after breakfast.