Category: Metabolic / Miscellaneous Disorders

Ayurvedic Perspective of Syndrome X or Metabolic Syndrome


Good deeds and a good diet is what makes a man healthy. Lifestyle or way of living of a person is what makes his life healthy or unhealthy. In the past, people used to work hard physically but today technology has left us with only mental work, physical efforts and physical exertion has reached the minimum. Furthermore, junk food and contaminated food with a number of chemicals has added to the problems of a common man. This contaminated and junk food has led to a number of health issues. Syndrome X or Metabolic syndrome is a bunch of some health issues that can give rise to serious health problems. In the text below, we shall discuss Syndrome X (Metabolic Syndrome) in detail and its management in the contemporary system of medicine and in the traditional system of medicine as well. Let’s discuss!!


Syndrome X is a bunch of health conditions related to resistance to insulin that include fat accumulation in the body, obesity, dyslipidemia and hypertension. In other words, it can be said that it is a cluster of conditions that makes a person vulnerable to diabetes and heart disease. So metabolic syndrome is not a disorder itself but a group of risk factors. A person can be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome when she/he has three or more than that from the following:

Metabolic Syndrome

  1. Dyslipidemia
  2. Hypertension (increased blood pressure)
  3. Accumulation of fat at waist
  4. Decreased levels of good cholesterol (LDL)
  5. Increased blood sugar levels

Moreover, metabolic syndrome can build up plaque in the arteries which causes the clogging of the same which makes the arteries brittle. Formation of blood clots after damage to the arterial wall may block the major arteries which can result in stroke or heart attack.

Causes of Syndrome X

  1. Insulin resistance
  2. Obesity
  3. Unhealthy lifestyle
  4. Hormonal imbalance
  5. Smoking

Risk Factors

  1. Obese person
  2. Risk increases with as the age increases
  3. Sedentary lifestyle
  4. People with diabetes mellitus type 2 are prone to develop metabolic syndrome
  5. People with Polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypertension, alcoholic fatty liver and dyslipidemia are vulnerable to Syndrome X.

Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome

  1. Physical exertion or exercises
  2. Doing meditation, yoga, pranayama etc helps in stress.
  3. Healthy diet and lifestyle management is necessary to be modulated.

Ayurvedic Aspect and Management of Syndrome X

Ayurveda, the traditional system of Indian medicine, has been serving mankind till date. Ayurveda is a natural science that manages the conditions purely on the herbal and mineral formulations. And it has marvellous results. It manages the dosha imbalance that is the main cause of diseases. There are various causes of development of a condition which includes sroto dushti, dosha imbalance, agnimandya etc. Metabolic Syndrome is related to sroto dushti. In every condition with the faulty dietary habits the doshas get vitiated mainly the kapha dosha and the ama formation leads to the clogging of the microchannels which is regarded as sroto dushti.

Vata dosha is responsible for the movements in the body as the sroto dushti occurs or the blockage of the microchannels occurs the movement of the vata gets hampered which gives the sign of kapha avaran. So the correlation of the metabolic syndrome can be well established with the sroto dushti by the kapha dosha. Ayurvedic management depends on the cleansing or unclogging or unblocking of the microchannels from the ama and vikrit kapha which has hampered the vata movements. So here we require the medicines that remove the ama and excessive kapha from the body that eventually will result in clear microchannels. Medicines such as arogyavardhini vati, chyawanprash, sanjivani vati etc are really helpful in metabolic syndrome.

Guggulu (Comminphora mukul), shilajit (asphaltum), vacha (Acorus calamus), neem (Azadirachta indica), amla (Embellica officinale) and various other herbs are effective in removing the sroto dushti  y cleansing the microchannels. Thus this all will help in Metabolic syndrome to the maximum.

Herbal Remedies for Syndrome X by Planet Ayurveda :

Planet Ayurveda is a well known ISO 9001:2015 certified and US-FDA registered and GMP certified Ayurvedic Company, which is sticked to the aim of manufacturing/formulating quality Ayurvedic products as per ancient texts of Ayurveda. Formulations are manufactured on the lines of ayurvedic pharmacopoeia and the products are without preservatives and additives.Products do not contain chemicals or artificial flavouring agents. Products of Planet Ayurveda are pure and do not contain any sort of adulterants. The products are purely organic and vegetarian and gluten free. Medicines are available in different forms and patients can consume as per their convenience.   Planet Ayurveda extends its products which are beneficial in Syndrome X.

Following Is the List of Products that are Helpful in Managing Syndrome X :


Herbal Supplements for Metabolic Syndrome

Herbal Supplements for Metabolic Syndrome

Product Description


Srotovahi capsules is a product of Planet Ayurveda which contains the standardised extracts of herbs such as shilajit, guggul (Commiphora mukul), haridra (Curcuma longa), vidanga (Embelia ribes), maricha (Piper nigrum), dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). The formulation aids in removing ama dosha from the body that is the main cause of obstruction in any of the srotas (channels of the body). It  promotes the normal functioning of all channels by wonderful properties such as ant-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, digestive and induce digestive fire. It acts on all srotas and helps in its abnormal metabolic functioning. Therefore, Sarotovahi capsules help in Syndrome X or Metabolic Syndrome.

Dosage : Two capsules twice a day after meal with plain water.


Navkarshik Churna is a product of Planet Ayurveda which is composed of a number of herbs including haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), vacha (Acorus calamus), neem (Azadirachta indica), manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), daruhaldi (Berberis aristata) etc. The churna benefits the patient with metabolic syndrome by its tridosha balancing properties. Furthermore, Navkarshik churna helps in removing ama dosha from the body and helps in cleansing the microchannels. With above said properties, Navkarshik churna helps in Syndrome X.

Dosage : One tsp twice a day after meal with plain water.


Gugulipid capsules, is a wonderful formulation by Planet Ayurveda. It is the formulation best for endocrine health, heart health and blood disorders. It acts on the endocrine system thus keeping the various hormones and enzymes under normal limits. It has Guggulu resin (Camiphora mukul), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Bhumi amalaki (Phyllanthus niruri), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum) etc. Furthermore, Guggulipid capsules cleanses the microchannels and thus helps in metabolic syndrome.

Dosage : One capsule twice a day after meal with plain water.


Triphala capsules is a product of Planet Ayurveda. It contains the standardised extract of amla (Indian gooseberry), haritaki (Terminilia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica). Herbs in this formula balances all three doshas that means it effectively manages kapha and pitta dosha and the flow of vata dosha vata anulomana). It clears sroto dushti that cleans obstructive microchannels thus helps in correcting Syndrome X.

Dosage : One capsule twice a day after meal with plain water.


Arogyavardhini vati is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is used in almost every health condition as well as it is also helpful in maintaining general wellness. As the name of the formulation suggests, it helps in maintaining the non diseased condition of a person which means it helps in keeping the person free of any health issues or ailments. Arogyavardhini vati is a blend of various herbs that balances the doshas and it acts as a rasayana. The herbs include haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), amalki (Emblica officinalis), shuddha shilajit (Asphaltum),  shuddha guggulu (commiphora mukul), chitrak mool (Plumbago zeylanica), kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa). Arogyavardhini vati balances all the three doshas. It is helpful in metabolic syndrome because of its dosha pacifying and ama pachan (Antioxidant) properties. Furthermore, as the name of the preparation suggests it helps in improving good health therefore it is useful in Syndrome X.

Dosage : Two tablets twice a day after meal with plain water.

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As we discussed, Metabolic syndrome is not a disease itself but a cluster of conditions that may lead to serious disease conditions. Most of them are due to the faulty diet and lifestyle that has been changed with the time. But this has to be changed in order to gain a healthy body and mind. Meditation, physical exercises and maintaining a good dietary routine shall eventually lead to termination of these bunch of diseases that are risky and lead to various serious illnesses. In the modern system of medicine there are medicines that have to be taken for lifelong. But In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, the lifestyle and diet plan with proper herbal remedies are given for every condition. These medicines with proper diet  following helps in metabolic disorder and gives happiness to the mind and the body. Above said medicines of Planet Ayurveda impeccably manages Syndrome X.

Is Sweating Bad or Good For Our Health


Sweat is a salty, clear liquid produced by our gland in the skin. Sweating is a normal and natural process by which the body cools itself. Although it is natural, it still makes us a little embarrassed in public as sweating shows patches under your arms and back and mostly produces a bad smell or odor. People usually have sweat under arms, on the back, palms and the feet. Sweating is normal and is necessary to maintain homeostasis in the body but too much sweating or no sweating can be bad for our health. Here in this article we are going to discuss all about sweating and is this good or bad for our health.


What is Sweating

Sweating is a natural mechanism of the body of cooling down its temperature in order to maintain homeostasis. The skin has mainly two types of sweat glands, Apocrine and Eccrine glands. Apocrine glands develop in the areas abundant with hair follicles and open into the hair follicle, mainly in the armpits, scalp and groin. Eccrine glands are present over most of the part of your body and directly open onto the surface of the skin. There are tiny holes in the skin known as pores  from where the sweat exits our body. Sweat is generally made up of water, salts and traces of minerals like Sodium, Potassium, magnesium, urea and calcium.

Physiology of Sweating

While we do any physical activity like exercise, walking, running, or other daily activities, sweating is going to happen and it’s normal. Even stress or anxiety can also produce sweating. So basically when the temperature of the surrounding changes your body responds to it. For example in the winters, the temperature of the surroundings is lower than the normal body temperature and thus the body adapts to it by shivering and we usually cover the body with thick layers of clothes. Similarly, during summer, the temperature of the surroundings is higher than our body temperature and then our body adapts to it by cooling it down through sweating or perspiration.

Our brain senses that the temperature of the surroundings is higher than that of our body and then it signals the sweat glands under your skin to produce sweat. Sweat exits our body through pores and after that those small drops of sweat evaporate into the air. It is a natural mechanism of our body to cool down. The amount of thirst we feel and the amount of sweating are always proportional to each other. When the body temperature increases the Sympathetic nervous system stimulates the sweat glands to secrete water content to cools the body by evaporation. Also the emotional stress or anxiety stimulates the contraction of the gland and expels its contents.

What are the Reasons for Sweating

Sweating is quite normal and occurs regularly due to daily activities. However there are some reasons that increase or produce sweating

  • High temperature
  • Stress
  • Emotions like anger, fear, anxiety, embarrassment
  • Foods like  spicy foods, caffeinated drinks
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Medications like pain killers, antipyretics, etc.
  • Medical conditions like fever, infection, cancer, hypoglycemia, etc.
  • During menopause
  • Other hormonal changes
  • Exercise

Excess Sweating – is it normal

Some people sweat more than others, this condition is known as Hyperhidrosis. Although excess sweating or hyperhidrosis is normal. Most people sweat when they do exercise or in a hot environment or under stress or anxiety. Some people have excessive sweating  due to hereditary or some other medical condition. But Hyperhidrosis can be easily managed by drinking more water or fluids and by sitting under an electric fan or air conditioning. It usually affects the feet, hands, underarms or face.

No Sweating  – is it normal

No sweating that is known as Anhidrosis and less sweating known as hypohidrois are the conditions in which your body produces less sweat or no sweat at all. This condition is dangerous and indicates other underlying medical conditions and also indicates that your body is not able to release the heat to cool down.

Benefits of normal Sweating

Normal sweating is good for the health of a person as it helps to maintain the body temperature. Here are some benefits of the sweating with and without exercise

  • Detox of heavy metals
  • Elimination of chemicals
  • Bacterial cleansing
  • Boosting energy
  • Maintaining healthy weight
  • Defending against many diseases and health conditions
  • Improving mood
  • Promoting good sleep
  • Maintain homeostasis

Why Does Sweat Produce Bad Odor

As mentioned above, sweat is mostly made up of salt and water. Sweat also produces bad odor mostly in the armpits and groin because the sweat glands present in the groin and armpits are different from the ones present on the rest of the body. Also, the groin and armpits have more hair than the rest of the body. Generally the sweat doesn’t smell bad. But after the secretion of sweat, some bacteria that present around the body hair mixed up with the sweat and converted it into acids that produce odor. This is the reason our armpits or other hairy parts of the body smell more than our palms or face do. After puberty your sweat glands get triggered by the hormones and produce more sweat and odor as compared to when we are kids.

Effects of Excess Sweating on Health

Excess sweating or hyperhidrosis is bad for the health as it can have some harmful effect on the skin or the body:

  • Excess sweating can give rise to the bacterial growth on the skin and can also lead to skin infection.
  • Wet skin due to prolonged sweating can become pale, inflamed or red.
  • It can develop cracks on the skin.
  • It can produce a bad odor.

Some Myths and Facts about Sweating

There are many myths about sweating that are not necessarily true. Here are some myths and facts about sweating

1.  Is it Bad To Sweat

Sweating is natural and it’s normal and safe to sweat, because we have sweat glands that regulate the temperature of our body and maintain homeostasis just like we have installed air conditioners to regulate our houses temperature. So you should stop thinking that sweating is bad. Everyone sweats but in different amounts.

2. Sweat Is Odorous And Stinky

It has been discussed already that sweat is only water and salts and odorless when it exits from the body. But when the sweat comes in contact with bacteria then it is broken down into some aromatic components that produce odor or stink. Also, the sweat that is produced by the glands present in the groin and the armpits also contains some fatty acids that smell stronger and different from the sweat at the feet or palms or the face.

3. You Can Remove Toxins By Sweating

People usually believe that they can detoxify their body by sweating. But as we clarify above, sweating just removes water from the body and sweat doesn’t contain any toxins. So it is a myth that sweating removes toxins. Toxins can actually be removed by drinking lots of fluids and eating a healthy diet.

4. You Can Become Thinner By Sweating

Most people commonly think that in order to lose weight they must sweat a lot, so  people usually sit in a sauna and expect to get lean and thin by the time they leave the sauna. Sweating may or may not be visible while working out and exercising, while some physical activities definitely help in losing excess weight and burning calories, but sweating doesn’t do it directly.

5. Using Deodorants Is A Bad Practice

Deodorants mask or cover the foul smell that is caused due to the mixing of sweat and bacteria.  They do not interfere with the normal process of sweating. There is no harm in using perfumes or deodorants. whereas using antiperspirants can be harmful as it interferes with the normal mechanism of sweating.

Tips To Improve Body Odor

  • Maintain personal hygiene and should take bath regularly.
  • Use a clean towel to wipe the body and wash your towel regularly.
  • Wear clean clothes, If you wear the  already worn clothes, there may be residue of bacteria and sweat in it which can cause trouble.
  • Wear cotton and loose clothing. This will allow air circulation between the clothes and the body and will also absorb the sweat better.
  • Wear lighter colors clothes in the summer as  the light color clothes reflect sunlight while dark colors absorb it.
  • Eat more fresh and raw foods.
  • Use mild deodorants.

Some Tips to rule out Abnormal Sweating

  • Get your blood, glucose (sugar), cholesterol and blood pressure checked regularly.
  • Lose weight if you need to do so.
  • Get your hormonal levels checked.


Sweating is a natural and normal mechanism of the body. Some people may feel embarrassed due to excessive sweating because it can produce a bad smell, and show up as wet yellow patches on the shirts. But it can be managed or controlled by using comfortable loose or cotton clothing and has bathed more than once during hot weather. Using fragrant talcs and deodorants can be of some help. But no sweating or anhidrosis is a harmful condition that means your body is retaining its heat and you can also collapse due to a heatstroke if you are not sweating, so you should consult a physician in such situations. Planet Ayurveda offers effective herbal formulations which have very good results in the no sweating or anhidrosis condition. Planet Ayurveda products are 100% pure, effective, and vegetarian. We hope the above-mentioned details about sweating will be beneficial for you. For more details of our products, you can check our website For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id