Category: Herbal 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.

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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.

What is Poland Syndrome?- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Abstract

Poland syndrome is a rare disorder which is typically present in children from birth. It can also be termed as congenital disorder whose symptoms and signs vary from person to person or from case to case. But classically it is characterized by absence or aplasia of chest wall muscles usually on one side (unilateral) along with abnormally short, webbed fingers, known as symbrachydactyly which describes a hand abnormality affecting single upper limb and it is not inherited. The affected upper limb generally has the same side as of the affected chest wall muscles (ipsilateral). In this article we will basically discuss Poland syndrome in detail and also about its Ayurvedic management.

Introduction

The patients who are having poland syndrome have unilateral absence of pectoralis minor and also the sternum or breastbone portion of the pectoralis major. Pectoralis minor is a very thin and triangular muscle of the upper chest wall. On the other hand, pectoralis major is a large, fanlike muscle which is responsible for covering the upper and front part of the chest. Poland syndrome generally affects males more commonly than females. Usually the involvement of the right side of the body is affected and there is no specific cause which is being mentioned for development of this question. But still based on theories, some relevant reasons are mentioned. In ayurveda, the concept of shad garbha kara bhavas can be applied to understand this condition.

Causes

According to reports reflecting medical literature, this condition occurs without any cause and maximum cases occur randomly. The relation of poland syndrome with family history can not be established as in almost all the cases the child born with similar condition don’t have parents, grandparents or siblings having poland syndrome. Though, in some cases hereditary susceptibility to a certain point can be seen.

Primary Causes

They may include impaired development of certain arteries supplying chest muscles and due to this interrupted blood flow during early embryonic growth poland syndrome occurs. For this “subclavian artery disruption sequence” term can be used which takes place at or around the sixth week of embryonic development.

Poland Syndrome

Sign and Symptoms

  1. Absence of chest wall muscles on one side of body (unilateral)
  2. Involvement of same hand (ipsilateral)
  3. Absence of the sternal portion of pectoralis major along with absence of pectoralis minor.
  4. In rare cases with Poland syndrome, unilateral absence of other regional muscles may also be seen like the back, the latissimus dorsi and sometimes involvement of serratus anterior is also present.
  5. In some cases associated conditions may include underdeveloped or absence of upper ribs and bars of cartilage.
  6. Underdeveloped shoulder blade, which is known as scapula.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis for poland syndrome is usually made at birth which is based on the characterized physical findings, some clinical evaluation and different specialized tests. The test which are generally performed are as follows

  1. CT scan (Computerized tomography)
  2. X- rays
  3. MRI (in rare cases)

Treatment of Poland Syndrome

  1. The treatment generally requires a team of specialist doctors and the preferred treatment is plastic surgery which is done to rebuild the chest wall and also helps in grafting ribs into their proper places.
  2. Plastic surgery can also be performed to correct skeletal abnormalities as well.
  3. Some physical therapies can improve the motion limitations.

Ayurvedic Aspect of Poland Syndrome

In Ayurveda every congenital disorder is said to be the result of imbalance in shad garbhakara bahavas. It can be the imbalance of one garbhakara bhava or even more than one can also be present. The shad grabhakara bhavas include matrija, piterija, atmaja, satmyaja, rasaja, sattvaja bhavas which are responsible for formation of anga pratyanga of garbha i.e organogenesis. These shadbhavas are not only responsible for the structural growth of foetus but they also play an important role in the development of psychological, spiritual and emotional factors. Therefore we can say that proper growth and development of Garbha is achieved from a combination of proper shadbhavas.

Herbal Formulations for Poland Syndrome by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a leading herbal manufacturing unit and is GMP certified. Our organisation deals with the manufacturing and production of several herbal products which are formulated under the guidance of expert doctors. The whole manufacturing unit works under the guidance of Ayurvedic doctors so as to avoid any kind of compromise with the quality of medication. For the management of Poland Syndrome Planet Ayurveda also offers some of its herbal medications

These medications are as follows

  1. Vikramprash
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Musli Strength
  4. Atirasadi Churna
  5. Dhanwantharam Oil

Products Description

1. Vikramprash

Vikramprash is the patent herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda available in jam-like consistency and has been  prepared  using potent herbs like Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Agnimantha (Premna mucronata), Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), Patla (Sterospermum suveolens), Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum), Bala (Sida cordifolia) etc This formulation has muscular and cellular rejuvenation effects on the body as well as on mind. The vikramprash is potent enough to provide nutritional support to the body.

 Dosage: 1 teaspoon twice a day after meals

2. Ashwagandha Capsule

This is a single herbal formulation which is prepared from pure extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).  Ashwagandha is a very durable herb for mind and body. It behaves as a nerve tonic as well as being effective for muscle strengthening. It is prepared using pure and potent extracts of Ashwagandha. The formulation is generally used in debilitating conditions like poland syndrome. This helps in strengthening the muscles and calms down the metabolism thus resulting in body relaxation.

Dosage: 2 Capsules twice a day with plain lukewarm water after meals

3. Musli Strength

Musli strength is a herbal formulation which is best for providing strength to the muscles due to its key ingredients Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). This formulation is prepared using pure extract of the above mentioned two ingredients. This formulation is capable of providing regeneration effects to the body. Moreover, it also provides strength to the reproductive system.

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

4. Atirasadi Churna

Atirasadi churna is a powerful herbal formulation. It is a most potent and effective herbal formulation for enhancing  the overall health of the person. Its key ingredients include best rejuvenating herbs such as Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), Kali musli (Curculigo orchioides), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Vrahikand (Dioscorea bulbifera), Kesar (Crocus sativus) etc. This product is very useful in maintaining and enhancing muscle strength and also has a very significant effect on increasing the quality and quantity of sperm.

Dosage: ½ teaspoon twice a day with milk after meals

5. Dhanwantharam oil

This is a classical Ayurvedic oil preparation which is being formulated for various kinds of disorders and has potent herbs as its ingredients like Sesame Oil (Sesamum indicum), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Yava (Hordeum vulgare), Kola (Ziziphus jujuba), Kulthi (Dolichos biflorus), Bilva (Aegle marmelos) etc. This helps in enhancement of the muscle strength and in addition, is also very beneficial for undernourished or weak muscles. Dhanwantharam oil is beneficial for pain disorders such as arthritis, knee pain, backache and spondylosis.

How to apply: Apply over the affected area thrice a day after cleaning it properly.

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Conclusion

Poland syndrome is no doubt a very rare disease. It is kept under the category of congenital disorders and can be effectively managed using Ayurvedic herbs along with plastic surgery or physical therapy routines. This will definitely help in improving and enhancing the basic functioning of the child. The products which are being offered by Planet Ayurveda are totally herbal, do not contain any kind of harmful preservatives, dyes, colours or additives. In case of any query kindly visit www.planetayurveda.com