Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Herbal and Home Remedies for Jet Lag Disorder

ABSTRACT

Jet lag is a sleep disorder caused by disturbance of internal clock and it is very common in air travelers who travel multiple time zones. It will affect your sleeping pattern which can cause anxiety, confusion, etc. But one can treat these symptoms with the help of some home and herbal remedies. Planet Ayurveda provides a great herbal treatment which can treat jet lag naturally and without any side effect on your health.

INTRODUCTION

Your body has an internal clock which tells when to sleep and when to awake but when this internal clock gets disturbed by time zone due to traveling your body will experience sleep disturbance this is known as jet lag and it is very common in travelers who travel multiple times to different time zone. It will affect your daily routine.

In jet lag, you experience day time fatigue, anxiety, irritability, etc. which can cause a disturbance in your daily activity. Your body takes some days to get in sync with the new environment and you will get relief from these symptoms.

CAUSES

In this modern world, people use to travel a lot due to work. Flying in different time zone can cause jet lag because our internal clock is set according to home time which gets disturbed by flying and our all routine gets disturbed due to the time gap. Our body struggles to cope with a new schedule. Thus, when an Indian arrives in Australia at midnight Australia time, his body continues to operate according to Indian time. He/she will take some days to fit in a new schedule. Pilots, flight attendants, and business travelers are most likely to have jet lag due to their lifestyle.

Symptoms of Jet Lag Disorder

Jet lag According to Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, we believe that our body consists of three energies Vata, Pitta, Kapha. These three energies are important to maintain body functions. If any energy is increased or decreased it will affect the body function. During flights, Vata which consists of Vayu (air) component increases which cause gas, dryness, constipation, insomnia, and lower immunity.

SYMPTOMS

Jet lag Can Cause Various Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Dehydration
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Mood changes
  • Decreased alertness

Herbal Remedies for Jet Lag Disorder

Herbal Remedies for jat legBUY NOW BUTTONThere are wonderful herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda to cure jet lag like sleep naturals, Brahmi Capsules, Energo plan syrup. These herbal remedies are formulated using pure and natural herbs. These herbs are used since ages there are no added chemicals and preservatives in these herbal remedies.

1. Sleep Naturals

Sleep natural contains Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), Tagar, Jatamansi, shankhpushpi, Brahmi, vacha, sapgandha. These are nervine tonic which helps to pacify the nervous system. It helps in insomnia and sleeping disorders.

Dosage: 1-2 capsule at night before sleep with water or milk

2. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi is a non-aromatic soft, perennial, creeping herb with succulent leaves. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) known as a brain tonic. It is very effective in insomnia and act as a stress buster and helps to overcome sleep disorder and mental disorder.

Dosage: 1-2 capsule twice daily with plain water after a meal

3. Energo Plan Syrup

This syrup contain jeevnati, amalaki, shatvari, ashwagandha, gokshure, etc. it is very effective in insomnia. This syrup helps in maintain energy levels. Jeevnati is helpful in maintain energy levels and help to overcome weaknesses. Amalaki helps to calm Vata dosh and maintain energy levels.

Dosage: 1-2 teaspoon twice a day

Home Remedy

Home remedies are the simplest and help us overcome our problems without any side effects.

Here are Some Most Beneficial Jet lag Home Remedies

1. Adjusting to The Time Zone Before You Leave

Adjusting your bedtime and wake time to your destination time before your travel is another strategy to beat jet lag. If you are going to the east, it means going to sleep one hour earlier than normal on day one and waking up one hour earlier. On day two, your bedtime would we two hours earlier and wake time would be two hours earlier. On the third day, your bedtime would be three hours earlier and wake time would be three hours earlier. If traveling west your bedtime would be one hour later.

2. Bright Light Therapy

Our circadian rhythm is strongly influenced by light, exposing yourself to bright light at a certain time of day is a powerful way to shift your internal clock. Bright light exposure early in the day may help to get your internal clock in sync with your new time zone. Walk-in sunshine, opening curtains folds or turning on lamps are beneficial.

3. Caffeine and Alcohol Consumption

Caffeine and alcohol consumption may interfere with our sleeping pattern so it’s better to avoid caffeine and alcohol consumption in an airplane

4. Avoid Heavy Meals

Eating smaller meals which include protein, fruits and vegetables and avoiding fast foods is beneficial. The energy level will be steady rather than rising or crashing. Drink water to stay hydrated.

5. Exercise

Exercising at 7 A.M. or between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. shifted the circadian rhythm to an earlier time, while engaging in exercise between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. pushes the body clock back.

Conclusion

With the above information, jet lag is a curable disease by using some herbal and home remedies. These remedies are beneficial for this disease and having no side effects and one can easily adjust in a new time zone and can concentrate on his work.

Best Ayurvedic Treatment for Varicose Veins

Abstract

Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood from all tissues and organs toward the heart. Varicose veins are mostly a cosmetic problem for some but these bluish veins can also be painful and discomforting. The milder form of this condition is termed as Spider veins with thinner veins. All the ailments can be treated naturally with holistic and conventional modes i.e. Ayurveda. Ayurvedic medicine system is the traditional system used since ages which balances all the three elements, mind, body, soul and energies effectively.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are tortuous subcutaneous superficial veins of the leg that appear green, purple and dark blue. These are small, twisted blood vessels that can occur anywhere in the body but mostly sprout on ankles and legs. This affects up to 40% of total adults globally. The prevalence of this situation varies from 25% to 30% in females and 10-20% in males. (3)

Varicose Veins Symptoms

What Can Be The Possible Causes?

Generally, healthy veins carry blood from the body to the heart and to maintain proper functioning of the heart the veins in legs must work against gravity. Valves present in your veins controls the flow of blood to heart, weak or damaged valves start building pressure which results in weakening of vessel wall. Hence, it results in the backflow of blood causing veins to bend and twist. An unhealthy lifestyle, low fiber diet, constipation, smoking and wearing tight garments can result in the onset of the symptoms. (3)

Who Is At Greater Risk of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can affect anyone irrespective of any factor globally and get triggered by lifestyle. The onset may vary with age like some may develop in their teens while incidence increases with age. Old age is believed to welcome the enlarging of veins which results in the development of varicose veins. Other factors that may result in the onset of the disease include family history, multiple pregnancies, obesity, standing for long periods, prior trauma, surgery, genetic predisposition and history of DVT. Studies have shown that women are more likely to develop varicose veins than men. (1) (2)

How to Identify Symptoms?

Patients with varicose veins may don’t have any noticeable symptoms while it may be more than discomfort or pain. Varicose veins can cause throbbing sensations like aching, itching, cramps and tightness in legs which get worse at the end of the day. Symptoms get worse when the person keeps standing or sitting in one place for longer periods. In severe conditions, the affected area may feel burning sensation and heaviness. This may also result in chronic skin discoloration, thinning and ulceration in the skin which ultimately results in slow healing sores. These swollen veins may burst and bleed which will dramatically stop when pressure is applied on vein and elevation of the leg until all the veins get collapsed. (1)

What are The Complications That May Occur?

Varicose veins can result in painful ulcers near the affected area particularly near the ankles which is characterized by a discolored spot on the skin. Occasionally, varicose veins may contribute to the formation of blood clots with persistent pain and swelling in legs. This may also cause minor bleeding because of the bursting of veins that are very close to the skin.

Diagnosis of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins mostly examined by physical aspects like palpation and the presence of patterns on le+gs. The examiner will also check for ulceration, tender spots, swelling and discoloration of the skin. Pain and soreness in veins and muscle cramps can also notify varicose veins.

Best Ayurvedic Treatment for Varicose Veins
Treatment for Varicose Veins

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According to the Ayurvedic point of view, varicose veins are a condition primarily aroused due to vitiated Vata dosha and is considered a Vata disorder which creates pressure which affects the elasticity and valves of veins. Vyana Vata which is a sub-dosha of Vata plays a key role in transporting oxygenated and deoxygenated blood from tissues to heart and vice versa. Excessive dryness and poor blood circulation result from an imbalance in Vyana Vata, which ultimately causes loss of elasticity and hardening of valves and veins. To balance the vitiated dosha naturally can be done by adapting the conventional and natural mode of healing i.e. Ayurveda. For this “Planet Ayurveda” is offering holistic treatment in the form of its amazing “Varicose veins care pack” which contains Gotukola capsules, Triphala Guggul and Curcumin capsules.

Product Description

1. Gotukola Capsules

This herbal supplement has been formulated from pure and standardized extracts of Centella asiatica. These capsules maintain a healthy metabolism, neural health, and balance Tridosha i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha naturally. It is beneficial in improving blood circulation which reduces symptoms of varicose veins.

Dosage– 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

2. Triphala Guggul

Triphala Guggul is an herbal combination of Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul). This product effectively detoxifies the blood, maintains healthy cholesterol levels, metabolism and balances Tridosha effectively.

Dosage– 2 tablets two times a day with plain water after meals.

3. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin capsules contain pure and high-quality extracts of Curcuma longa which significantly manages inflammatory conditions, diabetes, digestive disorders (indigestion, diarrhea, IBS, etc.) and asthma.

Dosage– 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

How To Prevent This Situation?

To prevent the onset of the disorder, one must change the lifestyle by including some habits. Improving the blood circulation you need to exercise that will help you keep your weight in control and toning leg muscles. There are some preventive measures like exercising, eating high fiber diet, low salt diet, elevating your legs and changing standing and sitting position at regular periods. It is recommended for pregnant ladies to sleep on the left side rather than on the back.

Why Only Planet Ayurveda?

  • All the products are 100% pure, vegetarian and natural.
  • The products are potent, clinically approved and of the finest quality.
  • Manufacturing and formulations are done under the strict supervision of Ayurveda experts in totally sterile conditions.
  • All the formulations are HACCP, HALAL, GMP, etc. certified.
  • The herbal combinations are contained standardized herbal extracts.

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References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK470194/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1526945/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3217733/