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Herbal treatment for ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts are the result of imbalance of female hormones. It has become serious female health issue. A fluid filled sac develops in ovaries is called as ovarian cyst.  Symptoms associated with this problem are bloating, painful bowel movements, nausea, vomiting, and pain.

Herbal treatment for ovarian cysts

For ovarian cysts, herbal treatment is very useful and safe.There are various herbs identified in ayurveda such as :

  • Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra(Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Shirish (Albezzia lebbock)
  • Vasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Anantmool (Tylphora asthmatica)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)

Which are very useful for the treatment of ovarian cysts. These herbs improve functioning of secretary glands of body and then accelerate the production of hormones in a natural way.

Ovarian cysts can be of two types:

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Follicular cysts– During the menstrual cycle, an egg develops in a sac named as follicle. These follicles are located inside ovaries. Mostly, follicles break down and release an egg. But when follicle does not break, fluid inside the follicle develops into a cyst.

Corpus luteum cyst – Follicle sac usually dissolves after releasing an egg. But when sac is not dissolved due to that additional fluid accumulation inside the sac. So accumulation of fluid causes the formation of corpus luteum cysts.

COMPLICATION ASSOCAITED WITH OVARIAN CYSTS

  • Ovarian torsion restricts the blood supply to ovaries and cause the cell death which may lead to infertility.
  • Ruptured ovarian cyst results in the severe internal bleeding. This condition may lead to serious infections and can be life threatening if not treated immediately.
  • Ovarian cancer.
  • Irregularity in menstrual cycles.
  • Frequent urination.

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK:

According to Ayurveda, ovarian cysts are due to the problems in rasa and rakta dhatus. When there is excess accumulation of toxins and impurities occur in rasa and rakta dhatus, body keeps them in form of cysts in ovaries. In Ayurveda, an ovarian cysts containing fluid is considered as kaphaja granthi. Kaphaja granthi is usually skin colored, slightly painful and slowly increases in size and when ruptured thick white fluid is released.

There are various herbs present in Ayurveda like:

  • Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra(Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

Which help to balance hormones in a natural way and manage the ovarian cysts problems.

OVARIAN CYST HERBAL TREATMENT

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Planet Ayurveda offers Anti ovarian cyst pack which contains the three herbal products. All the herbal products are prepared from the standardized extract of herbs. These products are free from any preservatives, color, starch or chemicals.

  • 1) KACHNAAR GUGGUL
  • 2.CHANDERPRABHA VATI
  • 3. PRADARANTAKA CHURNA.

Product description:

1) KACHNAAR GUGGUL –   This herbal product contains various herbs which have excellent properties to treat the ovarian cysts.

INGREDIENTS

  • Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata) –  This herb has great medicinal importance in Ayurveda. It contains phytochemical compounds like tannins, alkaloid, tannins, and ascorbic acids which help to resolve the cysts in a natural way.
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)-Plant parts used are seeds, leaves, bark, roots, flowers, dried and fresh fruits.  Tannins, saponins, sterols and alkaloids are the phytochemicals present which have anti inflammatory and anti cancerous properties. This herb helps to provide relief in the pain associated with ovarian cysts.
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – It is very useful herbal formulation to treat ovarian cysts. It   helps to reduce size of cysts and also helps to maintain hormone balance in the body.
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) – Bibhitaki is also beneficial to reduce the size of cyst and excess bleeding.
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) – This herb helps to balance the hormones in body and is very effective for the treatment of ovarian cyst.
  • Marich (Piper nigrum) – Alkaloid, Phenols, saponins, tannins, steroids are the phytochemical present in marich which are useful for treatment of ovarian cyst.
  • Pippali (Piper longum) – It has the anti-inflammatory properties thus helps to reduce the pain associated with ovarian cysts.
  • Varuna (Crataeva  religiosa) – It helps to maintain the regularity of menstrual cycle.

Dosage –   2 tablets twice in a day with lukewarm water.

2. CHANDERPRABHA VATI –  Chanderprabha vati is an amazing ovarian cyst herbal treatment provided by planet ayurveda. This herbal formulation is an amazing blend of 23 herbs which are given below.

INGREDIENTS

  • Shilajit (Asphaltum)
  • Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
  • Sharkara  (Sugar )
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Chavya (Piper chaba)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate)
  • Yavkshaar (Potasium carbonate)
  • Saindhav lavan (Rock salt)
  • Suvarchal lavan (Sodium sulphate)
  • Vida lavan (Black salt)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)

Benefits – This herbal product is very useful for the treatment of ovarian cysts. Herbs used in the formulation of chanderprabha vati are very helpful to provide relief in the symptoms like swelling, pain in abdomen, nausea and vomiting associated with ovarian cysts. This herbal formulation is useful to balance hormones which are root cause of ovarian cysts.

Dosage– Two tablets two times in a day after meals.

3. PRADARANTAKA CHURNA – Pradarantaka churna is formed by the combination of various herbs which have excellent properties to treat the excess bleeding problems, irregularities in menstrual cycles.

Ingredients:

  • Shirish (Albezzia lebbock)
  • Vasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Anantmool (Tylphora asthmatica)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  • Bharangi (Clerodandrum serratum)
  • Kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum)
  • Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Benefits –Pradarantaka churna is an effective ovarian cyst herbal treatment. It helps in the reduction of bleeding during menstrual cycle. It has the anti inflammatory properties which help to reduce the pain in ovarian cysts and also helps to reduce the size of cysts

Dosage – 1 tea spoonful, 2 times in a day with water or fresh juice.

GUIDELINES-

  • Take plenty of Coconut water, aloe vera juice, bareley water and wheat grass juice.
  • Consume turmeric in milk every day.
  • Avoid  fast foods like pastries, pizza and cake etc.

Natural Ways to Treat Psoriasis in Ayurveda

Psoriasis, a skin condition with red patch which is dry and itchy in nature, is non-infectious and inflammatory. It is derived from Greek word ‘Psora’ means itch or scale and ‘Iasis’ defines condition. It is chronic in nature, characterized by erythematous (reddish) demarcated papule covered with silver scaly patches.This condition happens due to increase in skin layer proliferation due to uncontrolled division of cells in the skin in its basal layer.

Psoriasis, an auto-immune disease misread the skin cells as pathogen, and sends out faulty signals which stimulates the increased division of skin cells.

Areas affected are scalp, ears, elbows, genitalia and on the palm and feet.

Different Types of Psoriasis:

Different Types of Psoriasis

  • Plaque psoriasis – Raised and reddish patches on skin covered by silver scaling.
  • Pustular psoriasis -White pustules surrounded by red skin.
  • Psoriatic arthritis – Which leads to inflammation of joints.
  • Guttate psoriasis – Small, red spots on the skin
  • Inverse psoriasis – Smooth, red lesions form in skin folds.
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis – Affecting the large area of the skin and there is redness and increased shedding of the scaly skin.

Psoriasis as per Ayurveda says :

Ayurveda explains Psoriasis occurs due to vitiation of two doshas– vata and kapha. This causes accumulation of toxins in the deeper tissues of skin like rasa (nutrient plasma), rakta (blood), mansa (muscles), and lasika (lymphatic). This contamination of deeper tissues causes Psoriasis.

Some Causes for Psoriasis :

Exact causes or etiology of Psoriasis is not known but certain factors are considered to be the reason for this condition:

  • Infections such as streptococcal infection.
  • Psychological stress and emotional stress.
  • Hormonal changes as in pregnancy.
  • Certain Drugs: Beta blockers, NSAIDS, Anti-depressant, Corticosteroid therapy withdrawal, Alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Traumatized or injured skin.
  • Sunburns.
  • Genetic factors and Family history
  • Smoking and Tobacco also enhances its effect

Causative Factors in View of Ayurveda

  • Improper diet (Mithya Ahara)
  • Incompatible foods (Viruddha Aahar )
  • Increased intake of salty foods, black gram and sour foods, fermented foods, spicy foods, maida (Refined flour), bakery products, junk foods and fast foods, refrigerated and cold foods may contribute to psoriasis.
  • Improper lifestyle disturbing the digestive process of the of the body (disrupting doshas)
  • Un known cause- Adrista Hetu
  • Excessive Mental and physical stress

Symptoms of Psoriasis :

  • Raised red patches and scales on the skin covered by loose silvery scales, involving skin area such as knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet or lower back.
  • Skin patches are dry and itchy
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Skin patch may bleed
  • Emotional Stress
  • Restricted joint motion

Complication occurring in Psoriasis

Scratching done to relieve itching may cause skin infections and thickening of the skin.

  • Thickened skin and bacterial skin infections caused by scratching in an attempt to relieve severe itching
  • In case of severe condition of pustule psoriasis, it results in fluid and electrolyte imbalance.
  • Patient may  develop low self-esteem
  • Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Social isolation
  • Patient suffering from Psoriasis is at high risk of developing some disease like metabolic syndrome, agglomeration of disease including high blood pressure and elevated levels of insulin; inflammatory bowel disease; cardiovascular disease and, possibly cancer.
  • Add on disease is psoriatic arthritis is painful and may weaken the patient. Patient feels difficulty in performing daily activities.

Restricted Diets in Psoriasis:

  • Abstain from acidic (sour) foods, citrus fruits (mango, lemon) , apple, , grapes, tomato, pineapple, pickles, buttermilk and curd
  • Keep your diet free of fermented food and bakery products.
  • Avoid using whey and refined flour in your diet.
  • Stop use of cold drinks, ice creams, fast food (like pizzas), sauces, Ketchup and even fried foods.
  • Fruit jams, preserved juices or preserved foods should be avoided in diet.
  • Avoid sweets, chocolates and paneer.
  • Dried fruits (except almonds and raisins) to be avoided
  • Stop alcohol and tobacco use.
  • Avoid the use of common salt, it can be replaced with little use of rock salt.
  • Avoid the use of red and green chilies, chili powder, garlic, onion, etc.
  •  Stop having milk shakes, fruit salad, and milk after eating fruits for half an hour.

Useful Natural Remedies for Psoriasis :

  • Try to avoid any kind of injury to the skin.
  • Exposure to morning sun is very beneficial for reducing the inflammation and scaling on effected part of the skin.
  • Don’t try to control any urge for natural phenomenon like vomiting, urination or bowel clearing.
  • Application of vitamin E rich oil and linseed oils makes the healing faster in affected area.
  • Prefer to wear neat, clean, dry cotton clothes.
  • Do regular exercise, Yoga and Meditation in day to day routine.

Herbs useful in Psoriasis treatment:

  • Aloe Vera– Helpful in reducing redness and itching in Psoriasis.
  • Capsaicin – Ingredient in Chillies helpful in reduction of pain, inflammation, redness and scaling.
  • Guggul – Having anti- inflammatory and lipid lowering properties, which is helpful in removing fats and excessive fluids in the skin.
  • Turmeric – Useful being an anti- inflammatory and antioxidant.
  • Neem – Useful in purifying blood and a good detoxifier, enhances body’s immune system.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis

Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis

 

Herbal formulations available in Planet Ayurveda for Psoriasis.

1) NEEM CAPSULES:

Ingredients – Neem leaves (Azadirachta indica), rich in fibers and carbohydrates.

Benefits – It is very efficacious for skin problems. It is beneficial to lessen disturbed Pitta, Vatta and Kapha doshas. It’s a good blood purifier and an anti-oxidant as well.

It boosts up the immune system also. It also acts as anti-arthritic it relieves from inflammation and pain.

Dose:1 cap twice daily with plain water after meal.

2) NAVKARSHIK CHURNA (Powder):

  • A pure herbal formulation without any added chemical in to it.

Ingredients (herbs) – Amla, Haritaki, Baheda, Vacha, Neem, Majistha, Kutaki, Giloy and Daruharidra.

Benefits:It contains triphala which helps to remove the toxins from the body and strengthens the immune system too. It removes the toxins from the body.

  • Neem, kutaki, majistha are blood purifier which help to corrects the metabolism of the body.
  • Giloy act as an immunomodulator and improves immunity whereas Daruharidra is anti-inflammatory herb.

Dose:1 teaspoon once daily with plain water after meal.

3) KAISHORE GUGGUL (Capsule):

Ingredients: Amalaki, Bihibitaki, Haritaki, Guggul (resin), Guduchi, ginger, Black pepper, Long Pepper, Vidhanga, Indian jalp and Red Physic Nut.

Benefits: Triphla, a good anti-biotic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and booster of immune system.

  • Black Pepper helpful in decreasing pain and inflammation.
  • Long pepper- useful in respiratory disorders.
  • Vidhanga, blood purifier.

Dose:2 Tablets twice daily with plain water after meal.

4) RADIANT HAIR SKIN NAIL CAPSULES:

  • MaintainS healthy skin, hair and nails.

Ingredients: Majistha, Pit papada, Chirata, Ghritkumari.

Benefits:Majistha, herb- Effective in treatment of skin disorders due to its rejuvenative property.

  • Pit-papada an analgesic and anti-inflammatory
  • Chirata maintains the balance of three doshas of the body, acting as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.
  • Ghritkumari, maintains the balance of the body system, stimulates the defense and adaptive mechanism of the body. Good wound healer. It also helps in rejuvenating the skin, by supplying oxygen to the skin cells, improves the flow of blood to the skin and strengthen the skin.

Dose:2 Cap twice daily with plain water after meal.

5. RADIANT SKIN LOTION:

  • Treating psoriasis by reducing skin patches.

Dose:Apply locally morning and evening on the affected area.

6. GREEN TEA-ALGAE ALOE VERA GEL SCRUB (Gel)

  • Used as bathing soap. It  removes the impurities out of the skin.

Dose: Gentle Massage on the affected part while bathing.