Category: Health Benefits

Natural Treatment for Blood Disorders – Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Blood is a living tissue in our body which is made up of four components that are plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Plasma is the liquid part and red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are the solid parts of the blood. Blood is a constantly circulating fluid and it provides nutrition, oxygen and helps in waste removal.

Functions of The Blood in The Body Are

  1. It helps to carry oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues.
  2. Helps to regulate the temperature of the body
  3. It helps to remove out the waste products of the kidney and liver.

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders are conditions that affect the functions of the blood cells in the body and also affect the components of the blood.

  1. Platelets, which help in blood clotting.
  2. Red blood cells, which transport oxygen to the body’s tissues
  3. White blood cells, which helps to fight against infections

Symptoms of Blood Disorders

The signs and symptoms depend upon the component of blood which is affected by the disease. The symptoms vary in all conditions.

The Common Symptoms of Red Blood Cell Disorders

  1. Fatigue
  2. Shortness of breath or breathlessness
  3. Lack of concentration due to the lack of oxygenated blood in the brain
  4. Muscle weakness or lack of muscle strength
  5. Fast heart rate

The Common Symptoms of White Blood Cell Disorders

  1. Chronic infections
  2. Tiredness or fatigue
  3. Weight loss
  4. Malaise, or a general feeling of being unwell, illness and discomfort.

The Common Symptoms of Platelet Disorders

  1. Wounds or injuries that don’t heal or are slow to heal
  2. Bleeding, when blood does not clot after injury or cut
  3. Bruises on the skin
  4. Unexplained nosebleeds
  5. Bleeding from the gums
  6. Blood in urine or stool

Red Blood Cell Disorders

Red blood cell disorders affect the red blood cells of the body. These are blood cells that carry oxygen from your lungs to the entire body. There are various disorders related to red blood disorders, which can affect both children and adults.

It includes

1. Anemia

Anemia is a condition in which your body tissues lack sufficient healthy red blood cells to carry enough oxygen.

Types of Anemia

  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Normocytic anemia
  • Autoimmune Haemolytic anemia
  • Fanconi anemia
  • Pernicious anemia

2. Thalassemia

It is a group of inherited diseases in which normal production of hemoglobin is hampered. Due to low hemoglobin, oxygen doesn’t get to all parts of the body. It hampers the overall functioning of organs which leads to various problems in the body.

3. Polycythemia Vera

It is a type of blood cancer that is caused by a gene mutation. In this case, the bone marrow produces red blood cells in excess. It causes thickening of blood or clotting which can lead to heart attack or strokes.

4. White Blood Cell Disorders

White blood cells (leukocytes) help protect the body and fight infections and foreign substances. White blood cell disorders can affect our body’s immune system response and also the ability to fight infection. These disorders can also affect both adults and children.

1. Lymphoma

It is a type of blood cancer that occurs in the lymphatic system of the body. There is an overproduction of white blood cells. Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are two major types of Lymphoma.

2. Leukemia

It is a type of blood cancer in which malignant white cells multiply in the bone marrow. It is either acute or chronic.

3. Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

In this condition there is an overproduction of blasts also known as immature cells.

Platelet Cell Disorders

If there is any cut or injury, blood platelets are the first responders. They accumulate at the site of injury and form a plug to prevent further bleeding.

The common Platelet Cell Disorders are:

1. Hemophilia

It is also known as a blood clotting disorder. The most common complication of Hemophilia is prolonged and excessive bleeding.

2. Immune Thrombocytopenia

It is an autoimmune disease. The immune system is hampered, it attacks blood platelets and causes destruction of platelets. It can lead to excessive bleeding and bruising.

3. Von Willebrand Disease

This disease is inherited blood disease which occurs due to deficiency of a protein known as Willebrand factor(VWF).

4. Acquired Platelet Function Disorder

There are certain drugs that affect the functioning of platelets.

Natural Treatment of Blood disorders

According to Ayurveda blood is considered as Rakta dhatu which is the second dathu of the body. It provides nutrition and oxygen to each cell.

According to Ayurveda blood disorder occurs when Pitta recites in the Rakta dhatu and any vitiation in the pitta dosha leads to blood disorders.

Natural treatment is the best treatment among any treatment because this treatment cures and prevents any disease without causing any side effects to the body. Ayurveda provides this natural treatment by offering natural herbs, panchakarma therapies, and some yoga asanas.

There are also some herbs for the Natural Treatment of Blood Disorders. These herbs are also used in the formulation of herbal products.

It Includes

1. Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus)

Shatavari can improve the level of white blood cell count. This herb is very potent to maintain the health of the female reproductive system. It also supports the immune system, healthy energy levels, and strengthens the body.

2. Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)

Punarnava herb possesses diuretic, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory,anti-arthritic, spasmolytic, antibacterial, analgesic, immunity booster, and anti-aging properties. It can rejuvenate the whole body and health as it strengthens the body and normalizes doshas.

3. Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)

It supports the healthy function of the heart due to its cardiovascular properties. It strengthens the heart muscle and maintains proper blood flow in the body. This herb also helps in maintaining healthy blood pressure and good cholesterol levels in the body.

4. Amla (Emblica Officinalis)

Amla is rich in nutrients and it is very effective in various bleeding disorders. This herb pacifies all three doshas in the body.

5. Haridra (Curcuma Longa)

It possesses anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It also acts as a blood purifier and it is useful in the treatment of atherosclerosis, it removes the accumulation in the blood vessels and toxins from the body.

Health Benefits of Haridra

(Reference: Bhavprakash nighantu/Shloka- 196-197, page no-111)

It states that haridra, kanchani, peeta, nishakhya, varvarini, krimghni, haldi, yoshitripya and hatvilasini all are synonyms of Curcuma. This herb is pungent and bitter in taste, rough, hot in potency and used to pacify kapha and pitta dosha in the body. It improves skin tone and used in skin disorders, diabetes, bleeding disorders, inflammation, and anemia and used in wound healing.

Treatment of Cabbage Worm Through Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

ABSTRACT

Cabbage is the most commonly used vegetable in both forms: raw and cooked. One must clean it thoroughly before cooking and be sure that it’s devoid of any larvae or eggs over it. Consuming raw cabbage could lead to consequences such as worm infestations. Let us understand the consequences of cabbage worm, the disease caused by it and the herbal treatment for the same.

INTRODUCTION

The infections caused due to Helminthes are still a common infirmity in the tropics, developing and underdeveloped countries. This condition is more prevalent in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is believed that up to 25% of people are affected.

Cysticercosis is considered a zoonotic disease that infects the animals and humans, which is transferred from the larval stage of Taenia solium (Tapeworm). The insect in cabbage is called tapeworm, also called as cabbage worm by farmers. Cabbage worm is the worm whose larvae fodder on cabbages. It is a parasitic infestation caused by the ingestion of Tapeworm eggs –Taenia solium. Human tapeworm infestation called as taeniasis, occurs after ingesting raw or undercooked food and Cysticercosis occurs after the ingestion of Taenia solium eggs.

WHAT IS CYSTICERCOSIS

Cysticercosis is a systemic parasitic infestation caused due to the ingestion of the eggs of the tapeworm. The symptoms of this infestation are initiated by the development of characteristic cysts called cysticerci which most of the time affect the central nervous system (CNS), Neurocysticercosis, skeletal muscle, eyes, and skin. Many people with Cysticercosis never experience any symptoms at all, they stay asymptomatic.

Signs of Cysticercosis

CAUSES OF CYSTICERCOSIS

Cysticercosis is caused by dissipation in humans of the larval form of the tapeworm, and it then forms cysts in various organs. When the eggs of tapeworm are ingested by humans, the tapeworm eggs hatch and the embryos penetrate into the intestinal wall and reach the bloodstream. Then this will lead to the accumulation of these toxic substances and responsible for the formation of cysts in different body tissues and produces symptoms, which varies depending on the location where cysts are present and on the number of cysts.

SPREAD OF CYSTICERCOSIS

  • Human Cysticercosis, develops after humans ingest tapeworm eggs. The eggs mostly spread through food, water or surfaces contaminated with infected feces.
  • Many times, the eggs may spread from the hands of infected food handlers who do not wash or clean their hands.
  • It may even spread through fruits and vegetables which are fertilized/irrigated with water carrying infected human feces.
  • The source of oral-fecal transmission most often occurs from other infected individuals.

INCUBATION PERIOD

  • It is mostly about 6-8 weeks.
  • But some people infested with worm may remain asymptomatic.

IS IT CONTAGIOUS?

Cysticercosis is not contagious, but people who carry the intestinal tapeworm shed the tapeworm eggs in their feces, and if they practice poor hygiene, they can infect others or themselves if the eggs are ingested.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

The symptoms depend upon the location of the cysticerci and the numbers of cysticerci. The majority of patients with Cysticercosis who come to doctors have central nervous system (CNS) involvement called Neurocysticercosis or NCC.

Symptoms of Neurocysticercosis Include the Following

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion and perplexity
  • Difficulty or issue with body balance
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Seizure s, often the presenting symptom and it occurs in about 70% of people with NCC.
  • The involvement of any other body tissues causes skeletal muscle swelling, subcutaneous cysts.
  • Vision changes from cysts infecting and then affecting the eyes.

DIAGNOSIS

  • Blood investigation
  • CT or MRI brain
  • Stool Examination

COMPLICATIONS OF CYSTICERCOSIS

  • Seizures due to the involvement of CNS.
  • Stroke due to the involvement of CNS and Circulatory system.
  • Vision changes if eyes are affected.
  • Cognitive problems.
  • If untreated for a long time it may lead to death.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR CYSTICERCOSIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda offers herbal remedies for the effective management of Cysticercosis. The medicines prepared are by use of the best quality herbs and in compliance with the very principles of Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda offers Herbal Medicines such as Brahmi Capsules, Kaishore Guggul, Gotu Kola Capsules, Krimi Kuthara Ras. These herbal remedies are safe to use and without any side effects.

Treatment of Cysticercosis With Ayurveda

Herbal Remedies for Cysticercosis

  1. Brahmi Capsules
  2. Kaishore Guggul
  3. Gotu Kola Capsules
  4. Krimi Kuthara Ras

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. BRAHMI CAPSULE

Planet Ayurveda offers Brahmi capsules to be used in the Treatment of Cysticercosis. It’s a purely herbal product containing Bacopa monnieri extract. It acts as the best nervine and generalized tonic. As the symptoms are related to CNS this will help in alleviating the condition. It nourishes the neurons which in turn helps in strengthening the nerve and its supply.

DOSAGE:  1 capsule twice daily, after meals.

2. KAISHORE GUGGUL

Kaishore Guggul is a natural blood cleanser and as the infestation gets into the blood it becomes necessary to detoxify and purify the blood. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps in restoring normal gastric functions that are disturbed after infestation.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

3. GOTU KOLA CAPSULE

Gotu Kola capsule from the house of Planet Ayurveda is an effective remedy to tackle the condition of Cysticercosis. It stimulates the nervous system to maintain the level of hormones and thus helping the patient to get relieved of symptoms. It helps in strengthening the nervous system thus helping the patient in Cysticercosis.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice a day, after meals.

4. KRIMI KUTHAR RAS

Krimi Kuthar Ras is an Ayurvedic formulation, best used in the Treatment of Worm Infestations. This medicine is a mixture of Ayurvedic herbs and minerals. This formulation restricts and also perish the flora of parasites.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets twice daily after meals

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