Category: Home Remedies

AYURVEDIC HERBS FOR LIVER DISORDERS

INTRODUCTION

Liver is the prime organ of detoxification and the main organ involved in regulating the chemical levels in the blood. The main job of the function is filtering the blood coming from the digestive tract and then passing the purified blood to other parts of the body. Due to regular intake of unwholesome articles like alcohol and use of other modern medications (such as steroids and antihypertensive drugs etc.) for a longer duration of time and other causes lead to the gradual alteration in the liver tissues which result in the loss of functions of liver and ultimately leading to liver disorders. In this article we’ll discuss the common clinical features and general causes/risk factors for the liver disorders along with the best herbs for preventing & treating the liver disorders.  

SIGN AND SYMPTOMS 

The clinical manifestation of the liver disorder depends upon the degree of damage to the liver or severity or chronicity of the disease. However, the common clinical picture of various liver disorders may appear as yellowish discoloration of eyes and skin (jaundice), abdominal pain and swelling specifically in right hypochondriac region and severe itching, chronic fatigue, abnormal appetite (mostly reduced or loss of appetite) with difficulty in digestion resulting in multiple and frequent episodes of nausea and vomiting, darkening of the color of urine and edema in legs and ankles. 

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CAUSES

There are numerous causes that lead to liver disease. The most common causes/ risk factors for developing liver disease include genetic predisposition, heavy alcohol intake, obesity, diabetes mellitus (type 2), viral infections, unprotected sex, blood transfusion, overuse or long term use of modern medicines having hepatotoxic side effects, etc. 

AYURVEDIC VIEW

Various liver disorders are categorized under the general term yakrit roga in Ayurveda. Yakrit rogas ranges from kamala (jaundice), halimak (green texture in stool; a complication of kamla), kumbh kamla (ascites due to jaundice/liver cause), yakrit vidradhi (hydatid cyst), yakrit vridhi (hepatomegaly), yakridalodar (cirrhosis of liver), yakritarbud (tumors of liver) and other such diseases. The main vitiated doshas involved are tridosha with the predominance of pitta. 

AYURVEDIC HERBS FOR LIVER DISORDERS

1. Bhumyamlaki

(Phyllanthus niruri) contains the phytochemical Phyllanthin in the leaves which have hepato-protective activity. It has been indicated in kamla (jaundice), yakrit-pleehavridhi (hepatomegaly-splenomegaly) and other blood disorders along with urinary tract related disorders and respiratory disorders. This herb is proven to have anti-inflammatory properties in various hepatitis conditions and has significant results in reducing the AST- ALT levels.  

                                                      (Reference- Bhavprakash Nighantu Haritkyadivarga 152)

2. Katuki

(Picrorhiza kurroaIt is rich in picrorhizin, along with other phytochemicals that include deepak appetizer, pachak digestive stimulant, and pitta virechak (aids in pacifying pitta). It functions mainly on the liver and intestines.  Also, its bhedni guna is very beneficial in breaking down the accumulation of endotoxins and then removing those through purgation. 

3. Kalmegh

(Echinacea- Andrographis paniculata) is another beneficial herb for liver problems such as fatty liver, alcoholic liver disease. This herb is used in liver disorders as it removes the accumulated toxins within the liver and contains phytochemicals such as alkaloids that promote the regeneration of the damaged liver cells.

4. Makoy

(Solanum nigrum) is a small weed-like herb with amazing healing properties. It also acts primarily on the liver by bringing down the raised level of alkaline phosphatase, due to underlying liver diseases such as alcoholic liver damage, fatty liver and all types of hepatitis and side by side fastening up the regeneration process of the liver cells.

5. Punarnava

(Boerhavia diffusa) is the best herbal diuretic herb. It aids in removing the excess fat and fluid from the body. Obesity as mentioned above is the main risk factor for developing liver disease and its diuretic action aids in getting relief from the ascetic or hepatomegaly conditions resulting from various liver disorders.

6. Kasni

(Cichorium intybus) has the unique ability to heal the liver cells even in the worst conditions of the liver. It is the blood purifier, thus helping in reducing the excess load on the liver, preventing the liver cells from further damage by free radicals and also providing time for the better and faster healing of the liver in various liver disorders.

7. Sharpunkha

(Tephrosia purpurea) is the most effective herb for enlarged liver and spleen. It helps in the regeneration of liver cells and also regenerates the capacity of the spleen to hold blood. Sarpunkha is a natural alkalizer that helps in reducing abdominal discomforts such as hyperacidity and flatulence due to liver problems. 

8. Bhringraj

(Eclipta alba) has been a well known herb for hair related problems since ages. But latest research shows that this herb has a wonderful role in normalizing the liver functions and helps in regeneration of new liver cells. It is beneficial in liver damage due to excessive toxins, fatty liver and other such conditions. 

9. Haritaki

(Terminilia chebula) is the best herb for detoxification of the body as it removes the toxic material by breaking up the blockages in the channels in the intestines, and other ducts, cleansing the body and reducing strain from the heart and other body organs. This will ultimately enhance the human body’s capability to recover from the ongoing disease and also make the action of herbal drugs more effective. It is used for therapeutic purgation, removes the toxins directly from the intestine reducing stress on the liver and promoting the faster recovery of the liver from various liver disorders.

Planet ayurveda is a globally emerging manufactures and supplier of herbal formulation that are made with the strict adherence to ancient ayurvedic texts.

Planet Ayurveda’s experts made the combination of herbal formulations for various liver disorders under the name of LIVER CARE PACK and FATTY LIVER CARE PACK. Both these packs contain a combination of 4 efficient formulations i.e. Yakrit Plihantak Churna, Echinacea Capsules, Phyllanthus Niruri, and Liver Detox Formula.

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1. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

It is an amazing classical polyherbal blend beneficial for various liver and spleen related disorders. Its ingredients include katuki, bhumyamalaki, kalmegh, makoy, sarpunkha, kasni, bhringraj etc

Dosage-1 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals

2. Phyllanthus Niruri 

these are the standardised extract of bhumyamalaki prepared in the house of Planet ayurveda. It has hepatoprotective properties due to which it detoxifies liver cells. 

Dosage– 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Echinacea capsules 

Echinacea capsules are single herbal formulations prepared using standardized extract of Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata). It is also a very good herb for managing Liver disorders. 

Dosage– 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Liver Detox Formula

it is best product made by Planet Ayurveda’s team for the detoxification of the liver and the whole body. It contains hepatoprotective herbs such as kalmegh, makoy, punarnava and purgative drugs such as haritaki and katuki along with other herbs. 

Dosage– 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

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

Liver is one of the unique organs having the regeneration capabilities in the hepatocytes even after damage due to diseased condition, if adequate nourishment is provided to the liver along with these herbal supplements, one can prevent or treat various liver disorders.

Herbal Medicine OF CSF leak (Cerebrospinal fluid leak)

Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid is a clear, colorless fluid that is found in the tissues that surrounds the brain and spinal cord of all the vertebrates. This fluid replaces the body fluid found outside the cells of the animals. This fluid is produced by the specialized ependymal cells in the choroid plexuses of the ventricles and absorbed in the arachnoid granulations. About 500 ml CSF is generated every day. The function of this fluid is to act as a cushion or buffer means this fluid provides basic mechanical and immunological support to the brain inside the skull. Cerebrospinal fluid circulates nutrients and chemicals from the blood and also removes the waste products from the brain. Along with that, there are some health concerns also like CSF leak, hydrocephalus, chiari malformation and syringomyelia, etc. So in this article, we are going to discuss CSF-leak(Cerebrospinal-fluid-leak) and its Ayurvedic management. 

Introduction

Cerebrospinal fluid leak is a medical condition in which CSF leaks out of one or more holes in the Dura mater. This CSF leak can be either cranial or spinal. This condition is a serious issue that can cause complications such as meningitis, seizures, headache, etc. This fluid may leak from the nose or ears or any other parts of the body. Commonly this condition is misdiagnosed as migraines or sinusitis. The loss of cerebrospinal fluid causes the cushioned brain to sag in the skull and results in headache and also it causes lowering of intracranial pressure and results in intracranial hypotension. 

Etiology/Causes

The most common cause of this condition is head injury. Blunt force can result in fracture of the bones of the face or the temporal bones on either side of the skull.

Other possible causes of CSF leak are

  • Infection
  • An epidural injection
  • A lumbar puncture
  • Brain tumors
  • During surgery on or around the base of the skull or spine
  • Structural abnormalities of the skull

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Clinical features/Signs and symptoms

The most common symptom of fluid leak is fast-onset, extremely painful orthostatic headache. The severity of headache is usually made worse while standing and becomes less severe when lying down.

Other symptoms of this disease are

  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing loss
  • Changes in vision
  • Leakage of fluid usually through nose or ear
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Neck stiffness and vomiting
  • Pain between the shoulder blades
  • Salty or metallic taste in mouth

Risk factors

The following people are more prone to this disease

  • Women
  • People with connective tissue disorder such as Ehlers-Danlos and Marfan syndromes
  • People who are obese or have high blood pressure

Complications

If this condition is not treated in time then a patient may lend into following complications

  • Meningitis
  • Intracranial hypotension (most common complication)
  • Brain herniation
  • Transient paralysis
  • Coma 

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of this condition can be done by various imaging techniques and also through the chemical tests of bodily fluid discharged from a head orifice or by clinical examination.

The imaging techniques for this disease are

  • Computed tomography (CT scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Myelography
  • Cisternography
  • Lumbar puncture

Herbal remedies for CSF leak

If someone is seeking herbal medicines for this condition then you must visit Planet Ayurveda. Now the next question arises in your mind: what is Planet Ayurveda? Don’t worry I will tell you!

Planet Ayurveda is a leading herbal manufacturing company. It manufactures herbal products from the standardized extracts of potent herbs and also these products are made by using the ancient time tested formulas under the guidance of expert Ayurvedic physicians. These products are natural and vegetarian.

company offers the following herbal medicines for this condition

  1. Kaishore guggul
  2. Punarnava capsules
  3. Gotu Kola capsules
  4. Neuro Gin capsules

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Herbal Remedies for Chronic Kidney Disease

Products description

1. Kaishore guggul

This classical formulation is very helpful in treating this condition. This Ayurvedic remedy helps in pacifying vata and pitta dosha. This disease is generally caused by the vitiation of vata and pitta dosha. So this herbal remedy is best for CSF leak. This wonderful herbal remedy is made by the herbs like Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Shuddha guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Nishotha (Operculina turpenthum), Dantimool (Baliospermum montanum). This also removes the toxins from the blood and cures infections. 

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with plain water

2. Punarnava Capsule

This is a single herbal formulation. This herb is best for water retention and edema. This capsule is made from the extracts of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) and it maintains the fluid balance in the body. This formulation naturally helps in promoting healthy liver, kidney, heart and brain function. It also rejuvenates the cells and eliminates the excess fluid in the body by maintaining the fluid balance in the body. Due to these properties it is beneficial in CSF leak.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

3. Gotu Kola capsule

This single herb formulation of Planet Ayurveda is very effective in brain disorders. It maintains the proper circulation in the body either the circulation of blood or CSF. It is prepared from the extracts of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica). It is one of the medhya rasayan (Nervine tonic) thus helpful in enhancing memory power. It contains important nutrients that feed the nervous system and maintain healthy brain function.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

4. Neuro Gin capsule

This is a poly herbal formulation used in the treatment of brain disorders. This formulation is prepared from the extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This is a great combination of herbs for maintaining the overall health of the brain. They provide nourishment to the brain tissue and bring back the strength to the cells and tissues. This is a good herbal remedy for CSF leak. 

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

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

Conclusion

In Allopath, the only treatment of choice for this disease is surgical intervention. But we all know that surgical procedures have their own side effects. So it is better to follow Ayurvedic treatment for better results as they manage the disease from its root cause and also do not have any kind of side effects. The herbal supplements provided by Planet Ayurveda are very beneficial in treating this condition as they are free from chemicals and additives and are also 100% natural and vegetarian. For more information kindly visit www.planetayurveda.com