Category: Child Health

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.

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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.

Why impotency issues increasing these days? What is its herbal management?

ABSTRACT

The modern world is full of technology and sedentary lifestyle. But with increase in luxurious lifestyle, lack of physical exercise and overload of work is there which results in stress. Stress and lack of physical movement are the major cause of many diseases. One of such diseases is impotence in men. What is impotence? How is it caused? What are its symptoms? What is the best treatment? After reading this article you will be able to get answers to all these queries.

INTRODUCTION

Impotency is also known as Erectile Dysfunction Impotency means that a person is unable to get or maintain erection. In some cases, penis is not that much hard enough to have sexual intercourse. Sometimes there is no fullness or swelling of the penis. Both can have a serious effect on sex life of that person. It can happen to people at any age. Increases with age risk of erectile dysfunction also increases. But age doesn’t cause Impotency. There are 4 phases considered in male sexual cycle. Libido, Erection, Orgasm, Penile flaccidity.

Psychogenic and Reflexogenic mechanisms play its role in erection. Psychogenic Erection is activated in response to imaginary, visual, olfactory and auditory stimuli. Reflexogenic erection is conducted by stimulation of sensory receptors on the penis. The blood flow to erectile tissue is increased during an erection. Squeezing the venules and limiting venous outflow. And resulting in full rigidity.

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SYMPTOMS

Impotence presents differently in different individuals. Some common symptoms of Impotence include:

  • Unable to achieve erection
  • Unable to maintain erection
  • Reduced sexual desire

CAUSES

Some physical causes of impotency include

  • Diabetes: Diabetes is the most common cause of impotency. Diabetes is responsible for the dysfunction of blood vessels and nerves.
  • Reduced Blood flow to penis: Over the age of 40, blood arteries become narrowed. Flow of blood through arteries to penis gradually decreases which is not enough to cause an erection.
  • Hormonal cause: Testosterone is the hormone mainly produced in men by the testicles. The main function of these hormones is to control the process of erectile function. Previous head injury is also the major cause of low testosterone levels. Because all hormonal functions are regulated by the pituitary gland which is present in the brain.
  • Nerve damage: Parkinson’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis etc. These diseases can damage nerves going to the penis.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse: Heavy use of drugs and alcohol can cause impotency.
  • Venous leak: It is the increased outflow of blood through the vein from the penis.
  • Side effects of certain medicines: Some medicines such as Antidiuretics, beta blockers, antidepressants and many other medicines sometimes may cause impotency.
  • Injury to the nerves: Various injuries such as fractured pelvis, spinal injury, genital area radiotherapy etc. may cause erectile dysfunction.

A person may get anxious after sexual intercourse when he can’t get or maintain an erection. This performance anxiety can lead to impotency. Some psychological causes of Impotency include:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anxiety

AYURVEDIC ASPECT

In Ayurveda, this disease is correlated with “kalevya Roga”. The vitiation of Shukra Dhatu (the last body tissue to be formed in sequence). Shukra dhatu in modern context can be correlated with semen, male sex hormones (testosterones) and their precursors i.e. Androgens. This disease leads to decreased libido and sexual ability which ultimately leads to failure in reproductive efficiency.

The four types of Kalevya is described by Acharya Charaka is as

types of Kalevya

  • Vijopghat janya napunsakta (Congenital Impotency): In this type, Impotency present from birth.
  • Dhvajopghat janya napunsakta (Traumatic or Infective Impotency): Impotency as a result of trauma or an infection to the male sex organ (Penis) such as STDS (AIDS, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea etc.)
  • Jara janya napunsakta (Senile Impotency): This type of Potency occurs due to decreased strength with advance age.
  • Shukrakshaya janya napunsakta (Seminal deficiency impotency): It occurs due to loss of semen.

Acharya had mentioned various formulations and herbal remedies under the topic “Vajikaran” (Aphrodisiac therapy) which are the gold standard of treatment and preventive measures for these impotency and related conditions.

Lifestyle modification

Potency is also the result of lifestyle choices. So people can reduce the risk of Potency by lifestyle modification. It includes

  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid the use of drugs (Heroin, Cocaine etc.)
  • Reduce the use of alcohol
  • Increased physical activities
  • Minimized the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
  • Reducing anxiety, stress and depression
  • Follow a healthy diet

HERBAL MEDICINES PROVIDED BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda provides natural and effective medications such as “Impotency Care Pack” to prop up the healthy reproductive system of males and also helps in maintaining Tridoshas. Planet Ayurveda’s products are safe effective and 100% vegetarian. These products are also free from preservatives, binders, Chemicals, colors etc.

Herbal remedies proposed by our experts to manage Impotency

  1. Shilajit Capsules
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Tribulus Powder
  4. Atirasadi Churna

Alternative Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

Alternative Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

Full description of herbal remedies proposed by our experts

1. Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit (Asphaltum) is also known as “rock sweat”. These capsules contain pure extract of a single herb. It helps in the treatment of male infertility or low total sperm count. It contains several Minerals and Vitamins.

Dosage– 1 capsules twice daily with plain water after meal

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is called as Indian ginseng. It is used to increase the level of testosterone. It is also helpful in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Dosage– 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meal

3. Tribulus Power

Gokshura is the common name of Tribulus (Tribulus Terrestris). Acting as a non-hormonal bio stimulator, this herb increases the level of endogenous testosterone. It is also helpful to manage erectile dysfunction by enhancing penile erection.

Dosage– 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meal

4. Atirasadi Churna

It contains more than 10 herbal ingredients such as Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus), Safed Musli (Chlorophytum Borivilianum), Semal Musli (Salmalia Malabarica), Varahi kand (Dioscorea Tuberosa) etc. This churna is beneficial to increase sperm quantity as well as sperm count. Level of testosterone is also enhanced which further increases blood circulation to the genitals.

Dosage– 1 Tablespoon twice daily with plain water after meal

CONCLUSION

In the end of this article, we know that Impotency can occur due to various physical and psychological causes. So, to treat or prevent this disease Impotency Care Pack is recommended by Planet Ayurveda should be used along with proper lifestyle and diet as mentioned in the article.