Category: Metabolic / Miscellaneous Disorders

Best Ayurvedic Herbs to gain weight Naturally

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The 21st chapter of Charak Samhita Chikitsasthana is one of the most important chapters of Ayurveda as it deals with the process of obesity, its treatment, how to gain weight, importance of sleep and much more. It also deals with the eight types of undesirable body constitutions. There are various herbs which help to gain weight naturally.

Features of good physical health according to Ayurveda

  • Compactness of the body.
  • Ability to stand hunger, thirst , heat of the sun.
  • Ability to stand cold and physical exercises.
  • Ability to digest and assimilate food properly
  • Good musculature body.
  • In Ayurveda, causes and treatment of lean body is also described.

Causes for emaciation

  • Fasting for long periods of time
  •  Consumption of food and drinks that are dry in nature.
  • Grief
  • Excessive Panchkarma therapies
  • Low digestion strength
  • Suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome/ Ulcerative Colitis
  • Heredity
  • Old age
  • Continued illness
  • Anger
  • Suppression of the natural urges including sleep.

Features of the lean person

  • Cannot stand intake of food in large quantity/hunger/thirst/diseases and drugs.
  • Cannot withstand excessive cold/heat.
  • Cannot withstand heavy physical exercise.
  • Muscle wasting
  • Suffering from cough/cold
  • Suffering from piles and the diseases of the duodenum and small intestine.

The body parts of lean person like – neck, abdomen are emaciated and veins are prominent underneath the skin. The joints are prominently seen and the man appears to have bone and skin only.

Digestion Strength according to Ayurveda

Weight gain largely depends upon the digestion fire of an individual. If an individual is taking so much nutritious diet but his/her digestion strength is weak, then intake of nutritious diet is of no use. So, strengthening the digestive fire is of utmost importance in order to gain weight. Ayurveda is based on the concept of Tridoshas -Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Like Tridosha control all parts of the body, they also control Agni – the digestive fire. Food provides nourishment to body and tissues and it is the reason for Ojas, complexion and strength. But it is the Agni that plays a vital role in this connection because tissue elements like – Ras etc. cannot even be formed by undigested food particles if Agni (digestive fire) is not present and extinction of Agni leads to death. It’s proper maintenance that helps an individual to live longer and its impairment give rise to diseases. Therefore, Jatharagni is considered to be the root or the most sustaining factor of living beings.

Management of leanness according to Ayurveda

By proper sleep – Like the night of destructions, ultimately and excessive sleep and prolonged vigil (waking up at night), take away both happiness and longevity but the sleep which is properly enjoyed brings about happiness and longevity in human beings.

  • By avoiding tension/stress in day today’s life and by being joyful.
  • By improving the Jatharagni (digestive fire)
  • By the gain of qualities like – contentment/tranquillity of mind/ absence of anxiety in one’s life.
  • Regular oil massage with plain sesame oil. It helps to improve muscle strength, relaxes the body and relieves stress.
  • Intake of curd, cow’s ghee, milk, sugarcane, rice, black gram etc.
  • Use of Soy bean in diet.
  • Regular use of little quantities of spices such as- garlic, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove and black pepper in diet as it helps in improving appetite.
  • Clearing the intestine from worms.
  • Avoid excess physical exercises. Limit your exercise schedule to 15 minutes only.
  • By the elimination of Doshas in time and administration of rejuvenating and aphrodisiac drugs remove emaciation bring out nourishment in the body.
  • Freedom from anxiety about any work, intake of nourishing diet and adequate sleep makes the person fatty like a boar.

By this, the equilibrium of Dhatus ad strength are maintained and the Kapha nourishes the organs and ensures longevity.

Best Ayurvedic herbs which help to gain weight naturally

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Weight gain formula product of Planet Ayurveda is a combination of several Ayurvedic herbs like – Ashwagandha and many more which helps in regulating the metabolic activities of the body and increases the weight of the body as well. This helps in increase in weight of the individuals to a huge extent.

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Best Ayurvedic Herbs to gain weight naturally which are the ingredients of Planet Ayurveda Weight Gain Formula

S.No.

Ingredient

Common Name

Quantity

1.

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha

200 mg

2.

Embelia ribes

Vidang

50 mg

3.

Terminalia chebula

Haritaki

50 mg

4.

Terminalia bellerica

Bhibhitak

50 mg

5.

Emblica officinalis

Indian gooseberry

50 mg

6.

Foeniculum vulgare

Saunf

50 mg

7.

Piper longum

Pippali

25 mg

8.

Cuminum cyminum

Zeerak

25 mg

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Dosage of Weight Gain Formula

capsules twice daily after meals with plain water only. The patient must not exceed the recommended dose.

Product Information

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Amazing Home & Herbal Remedies for Swollen Feet

We generally across swelling in different local areas such as – face, feet etc. or throughout the body. Even though it usually appears as a symptom but in also in so many diseases related to vital organs like – liver, kidney, uterus, brain etc.
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Swelling may appear as individual disease itself due to imbalanced dosha. Due to the causative factors, the Vata dosha, blood, Kapha and Pitta are vitiated and they are lodged in veins which start circulating in the body and extremities. Due to defect in circulation, the muscle and skin are badly affected and ultimately become hard and elevated swelling is resulted. According to Ayurveda, inflammation or swelling is of three types. Master Charak has explained it in the 18th chapter of Sutrasthana.

Three types of swelling according to Charak Samhita

  1. Vataja – arising due to Vata dosha imbalance
  2. Pittaja – arising due to Pitta dosha imbalance
  3. Kaphaja – arising due to Kapha dosha imbalance.

It is again of 2 types

  1. Nija – Due to internal causes within the body (due to endogenous factors)
  2. Agantuja – Due to external causes like – injury (due to exogenous factors).
    Aetiology of exogenous swellings-Agantu Shotha Nidaana-
  • Excision wounds
  • Incision wounds
  • Fracture
  • Grinding
  • Exposure to excessive pressure
  • Tight tying
  • Twisting by snake/ tight wrapping
  • Compression/squeezing
  • Piercing
  • Bristles of poisonous insects/creepers/harmful leaves

Endogenous and Exogenous Swellings

The exogenous swelling is diagnosed by the characteristic etiology, signs and symptoms whereas the endogenous swelling starts with the vitiation of doshas and bring about pain. The exogenous swelling on the other hand, starts with the pain and brings about the vitiation of doshas.

Aetiology of Endogenous Swelling

Endogenous swelling is caused due to

  • A chronic disease
  • Due to fasting
  • Walking long distance
  • Suddenly consuming exceedingly heavy/sour/salty food
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Consumption of meat of marshy or aquatic animals
  • Excessive intake of salt
  • Adoption of improper regimen after delivery and excitation of doshas in females
  • Pressure on gravid uterus in females

Clinical features of Vataja swelling – By the intake of cold, non-slimy, exertion, unctuous light food, fasting for a long time Vata in the body gets aggravated and afflicts the skin, flesh, blood etc. and causes swelling. The swelling thus may appear and disappear disruptly. Swelling is either of blue or reddish in colour. It is mobile and it throbs. The skin and hair over the swelling part are rough, hard and broken. Due to this, the pain due to swelling resemble cutting, splitting, pressing, pinching by needles, crawling by ants etc.

Clinical features of Pittaja swelling – By the intake of pungent, bitter, alkaline, hot, saline, sour, salty and heavy food and exposure to heat, fire, sun, the Pitta gets aggravated and affects the skin, flesh and blood and thus the swelling is caused. It may be black, blue, yellow and coppery in colour and hot and soft in touch. It appears and disappears abruptly. The hair on the swelling area becomes coppery and light gray and due to this there is a feeling of hot sensation, pain, emission of smoke, steaming and sloughing and it is not able to stand hot touch.

Clinical features of Kaphaja Swelling – Due to the intake of heavy, sweet, cold and unctuous diet, lack of exercise, excessive sleep, Kapha dosha gets aggravated and it affects skin, muscles, blood and causes Shlaishmika type of swelling. Such type of swelling takes a long time to manifest and cure. Swelling is apparently pale white colour, heavy, smooth, unctuous, immobile and have white hair in the border. It withstands pressure and heat.

According to the etiology there are 3 more types of swellings due to the combined morbidity of the Doshas- (Vata-Pittaja, Vata-Kaphaja and Pitta-Kaphaja).

There is only one Sannipatika type of swelling arising due to combined morbidity of all the three doshas and it manifests signs and symptoms of all 3 doshas.

General symptoms of swelling

  • Thinning of the affected skin surface
  • Numbness
  • Red or black discoloration
  • Roughness
  • Occasional pain
  • Soft oedematous lesions
  • Vertigo
  • Fever
  • Thirst
  • Sepsis
  • Black or yellow coloured lesions
  • Severe burning
  • Instant ulceration
  • Tastelessness
  • Nausea
  • Excess sleep
  • Stable and thick oedema
  • Oedema worsening during night time

Simple home remedies for swelling

  1. Regular consumption of 1 pinch of turmeric along with half teaspoon of ginger and honey relieves swelling.
  2. Erandmoola, Jeeraka and Gokshura are taken in equal quantity and decoction is prepared. This is capable of providing relief from swelling.
  3. 1 teaspoon of Punarnava, turmeric and ginger are taken in a vessel. 2 cups of water are added, boiled and reduced to half. 20 ml dose of this preparation must be taken 2 times a day before food with a small piece of jaggery.

Herbal Remedies for Swollen Feet

Punarnava capsules of Planet Ayurveda for swelling

punarnava-capsulesPunarnava capsules of Planet Ayurveda are very helpful in the treatment of swelling or oedema due to any reasons as it reduces inflammation in a natural way without any side effects. Punarnava capsule of Planet Ayurveda is a pure herbal product. The herb Punarnava helps to promote health of the urinary tract and also helps to maintain efficient kidney function. It helps in water retention caused by any reasons which can be liver, kidney, heart problems or even venous insufficiency.

Single drug recommended in swelling – Castor root, ginger, Punarnava, Tribulus, cumin seeds, Shilajit, turmeric, shallaki etc.

Unwholesome diet – salty, dry vegetables, heavy food, pulses, spicy food, long walk, curd, sour substances must be avoided.

It must be noted that swelling is a simple health complaint if it is localised one or is of recent origin whereas the generalised swelling with chronic history denotes serious underlying pathology. So one should take immediate attention towards such problems.