Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Ayurvedic Treatment for Balanitis | Herbal Remedies

Can men get infections? Yes, men can get infections, too which can lead to a condition known as – Balanitis (inflammation of the head of the penis). Yeast infections in men are common because the fungus Candida that causes infections is generally present on the skin. Overgrowth of Candida due to some contributing factor such as – having sexual intercourse with a female who has a vaginal yeast infection can result.

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Balanitis is more common in uncircumcised men. Penis problems in males can be a sign of an underlying health condition. Health issues that affect penis also impact other areas of life causing relationship problems which lead to stress and also harm self-confidence. In men, who are not circumcised, that area is covered by a flap of skin known as prepuce or foreskin. Balanitis can occur in both circumcised and uncircumcised men but it occurs more commonly in men who are not circumcised. Young boys are affected only if they have a very tight foreskin which is difficult to pull back. If man and his partner both have symptoms of a yeast infection or bacterial infection, it is important to be treated. According to modern medicine, most male yeast infections are easily treated with over-the-counter anti-fungal medications like-Clotrimazole (Mycelex, Lotrimin), various anti-biotic creams but it can be treated naturally with many herbal remedies as herbal remedies work on the root cause of the disease.

A variety of infections and skin conditions can cause balanitis. These include

  • Sexually transmitted diseases such as – herpes simplex.
  • Benign (non- cancerous) skin.
  • Irritation of the skin by soap, spermicidal jelly or detergents.
  • Infections with yeast (Candida) that live on the skin (most common cause).

Signs and symptoms of Balanitis are

  • Redness/Itching or burning sensation on the penis.
  • Areas of shiny and white skin on the penis.
  • Moist skin on the penis with areas of thick and white substance collecting in skin folds.

Men more likely to develop Balanitis from a yeast infection if they

  • Use of antibiotics for prolonged time
  • Have diabetes especially if the blood sugar is poorly controlled as high blood sugar causes elevated amounts of sugar in the urine and sugar- rich urine that dribbles on the glans provides a friendly environment for yeast and bacteria and people with poor control on diabetes have a harder time fighting infections.
  • Have an impaired immune system
  • Are over-weight
  • Aren’t circumcised
  • Practice poor hygiene

Diagnosis of Balanitis

Doctor can recognise balanitis immediately. A swab or scraping of skin is examined under a microscope. When balanitis doesn’t respond to treatment or appears different from a typical infection, then doctor may recommend a patient to see a dermatologist or skin biopsy is done.

Prevention – Men who are uncircumcised must practice a good hygiene and people with diabetes can prevent balanitis by controlling their blood sugar.

Causes of Balanitis according to Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, balanitis results due to imbalance of Pitta and Kapha doshas. There are various herbs in Ayurveda that treat infections in a very effective way.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Balanitis

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1. Navkarshik Churan

This product of Planet Ayurveda is wonderful for the treatment of balanitis as it helps to resolve the symptoms like – inflammation, irritation and soreness of glans and hardening of foreskin associated with balanitis. Navkarshik Churan comprises of various wonderful herbs that are quite beneficial for the treatment of balanitis. These herbs are

  1. Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  2. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  3. Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  4. Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  5. Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  6. Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
  7. Katuki (Picorrhiza kurrao)
  8. Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)
  9. Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata)

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice a day after meals with plain water.

2. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan is an Ayurvedic medicine. It is used in the treatment of skin disorders, itching, chronic fever, urinary tract disorders etc. It balances all the three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Self- medication with this medicine is strictly not done. Gandhak Rasayan of Planet Ayurveda is manufactured as per classical reference. Gandhak Rasayan is a very good way of taking sulphur. Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of this product are quite beneficial for the treatment of balanitis.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day.

3. Chanderprabha Vati

This Ayurvedic product is a blend of wonderful herbs which is very useful in the treatment of balanitis. It is used in the treatment of urinary tract disorders, diabetes etc. and most commonly used in Ayurvedic practice across India. It balances all the three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Chanderprabha Vati contains

  • Chandraprabha (Camphor) – Cinnamomum camphora
  • Vacha – Acorus calamus
  • Musta (Nut grass) – Cyperus rotundus
  • Bhunimba The Creat (whole plant)- Andrographis paniculate
  • Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia
  • Daruka (bark of Himalayan cedar) – Cedrus deodara
  • Haridra – Curcuma longa
  • Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
  • Darvi (Tree turmeric stem) – Berberis aristata
  • Pipallimoola – Piper longum
  • Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
  • Dhanyaka – Coriandrum sativum
  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
  • Vibhataki – Terminalia bellirica
  • Amalaki – Emblica officinalis
  • Chavya – Piper chaba
  • Vidanga – Embelia ribes
  • Gajapippali – Piper chaba
  • Shunthi – Zingiber officinalis
  • Maricha – Piper longum
  • Makshika Dhatu Bhasam – Purified copper iron sulphate
  • Yava kshara-Kshara of barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt

12 gm fine powder of each of – Trivit, Danti, Patra, Twak, Ela, Vanshlochana, Loh Bhasama) and 48 gm fine powder of each consists of – Sugar, Asphaltum and guggulu. (Refernce: Sharangdhara Samhita 7/40-49, Bhaishjaratnavali)

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily.

4. Varunadi Vati

Planet Ayurveda offers an ayurvedic product – Varunadi Vati which is good to resolve the penis disorders in men. Herbs that are used in the formulation of varunadi vati are quite effective in providing relief in the inflammation associated with balanitis.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals.

5. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the pure extracts of herb Haridra (Curcuma longa). These capsules help to provide relief in the balanitis symptoms like – irritation, inflammation and soreness of glans.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals.

6. Nirgundi oil (Vitex negundo)

Nirgundi oil product of Planet Ayurveda is quite beneficial for the local application for balanitis associated with pain and inflammation.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

Ayurvedic Treatment for Keratoconus

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Nature has lots and lots of beneficial stuff in its womb. It adorns every one with natural benefits and no side effects. Plants are the best natural way to control certain infections as these herbs are the natural source of active components that make plants therapeutically active. The therapeutic properties are important to manage a problem. In today’s life, people face many problems. These problems may be due to certain reasons – this can be hereditary or acquired. One of the main organ of living being that are like gem to living life is eye. Eyes are very important and sensitive organ of a living organism. These eyes may suffer from certain infections during a person’s life. Some of these problems, if recognized soon can be control with natural and herbal way. One of the problems related to eyes is keratoconus.

Keratoconus is the condition in which part of the eye – cornea gets affected. Cornea gets a conical shape due to non-inflammatory thinning of corneal stroma. Due to this thinning, the inferior cornea bulges forward and acquire a cone shape. This cone shape of cornea is known to cause distorted and blurred vision. The incidence of occurrence of this disease is 1 in 2000.

What causes keratoconus?

This condition of eyes is raised due to results of combined factors – environmental and genetic.

Genetic factors

Approximately 10 % of cases have a family background in which mutations are responsible for the disease to be happened. This disease is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Mutation are raised specially on gene – KTCN 1. Except this other genes got mutate also – KTCN2 on chromosome 16, KTCN4 on chromosome 2 and KTCN3 on chromosome 3.

Environmental factors

Allergies such as eczema, asthma, food allergies and hay fever is responsible for keratoconus as these allergies are known to cause itching and irritation that leads to eye rubbing.

Eye rubbing is one of the prominent factor to cause this problem of eyes. Due to this rubbing and irritation, tiny fibers in the eye – collagen [responsible to hold cornea in place and protect from its bulging], become weak. This cannot hold the cornea properly. These collagen get affected because the antioxidants which protect these fibers are low in amount.

What symptoms occur in keratoconus problem?

In early stages – blurred vision and increased sensitivity of eyes.

Other symptoms are

  • Poor night vision
  • Eye strain
  • Distorted vision at all distances
  • Appearance of several images when looks at an object
    Double vision in one eye

If you have these symptoms, you should contact the doctor for its diagnosis.

Keratoconus is diagnosed through a routine eye examination. Ophthalmologist will examine the cornea and measures its curve. Doctor may also map the cornea’s surface with help of instruments.

This problem is diagnosed in its early stages can be easily managed through natural ways. In today world one of the natural way to control certain ailments is – Ayurveda.

Ayurveda one of the most natural herbal way to tackle problems related to health problems. This medicinal system shoots up in the pristine land of India 3000 years back. This is one of the oldest healthcare system, combines the medicine, philosophy and spirituality together. This is known to balance all faces of the life to control ailments – physically, mentally and spirituality.

The system of Ayurveda depends upon the diagnosis of body’s natural constitution. According to Ayurveda, the body is formed of five elements – air, water, earth, fire and space. These elements combined to form three doshas – vata, kapha and pitta.

Vata (forms of air and space) – it controls all movements of the body such as all muscle contractions, cellular mobility and nervous system etc.

Kapha (forms of earth and water) – this hydrates all cells and systems, lubricates joints and manages immunity etc.

Pitta (forms of fire and water) – pitta dosha known to manage digestion, body’s temperature and metabolism.

What is relation between keratoconus and Ayurveda?

Ayurveda explains the reason for keratoconus. This condition of keratoconus related to timira. In Ayurveda, all the eyes disease is covered under the complex of ‘Timira – Kacha – Linganasha’. Based on the symptoms of keratoconus, this is related to vataja timira. Vata is responsible for this disease. This dosha gets aggravated in this condition. In market there are certain ayurvedic formulations that can show positive effects to handle this condition. One of the promising leading ayurvedic company in Ayurveda – planet Ayurveda known to provide best formulations to control problem of keratoconus.

Formulations provided by planet Ayurveda to manage keratoconus

1. Punarnava mandoor

This formulation is mixture of certain herbs such as ginger, punarnava, pippali etc. these herbs make this formulation proficient to tackle problems related to eyes. This is very useful to control keratoconus problem.

Dose – 2 in morning and 2 in evening.

2. Bilberry capsules

This formulation is known to contain herb bilberry. This herb is known to have properties such as – anthocyanosides [potent antioxidants], known to control problems such as night vision, cataracts, weak blood vessels, retinal pigments, weak eyesight and angina etc.

Dose – 1 in morning and 1in the evening.

3. Angel eye vitale

This formulation is very promising treatment for eyes. This formulation known to contain mixture of certain fruitful minerals and vitamins. This known to contain – vitamin A, C, E, zinc, copper, lutein, astaxanthin and bilberry. These are known to nourish eyes and eyesight.

Dose – 1 morning and 1 evening dose.

4. Gotukola capsules

Herbs like gotukola in this formulation is known to balance the problems like aggravated vata, lack of energy and allergic reactions. The allergic reactions are one of the main reason for keratococnus. So this formulation known to help to prevent this problem.

Dose – 1 in morning and 1 in evening.

5. Manjisthadhi ghan tablets

This formulation is mixture of certain herbs that are very effective to provide relaxation to eyes, nutrition and improve the eyesight functioning.

Dose – 2 in morning and 2 in evening.

6. Jeevantyadhi ghrit

This formulation known to have herbs such as – jivanti, Triphala, kakoli, pippali and many more. These herbs are known to balance certain ailments related to eyes such as cataract, weak eyesight, night blind etc.

Dose – take 1/2 spoon with milk.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030