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Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis (IGM)

An uncommon condition involving the breast is known as Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM), which is considered as an autoimmune benign disorder of the breast that might be mistakenas two common breast disorders, breast carcinoma and breast abscess. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is non-malignant, chronic inflammatory breast condition. This disease usually affects women of child – bearing age with a history of using oral contraceptives.

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What could be the Causes of Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis?

Currently its exact cause is not clear. According to its histology it is considered to be an autoimmune reaction.

  • Its other causes believed to be caused due to:
  • Elevated prolactin levels
  • Infection with unidentified pathogens.

Ayurvedic View

Ayurvedic views it to be caused due to imbalance of any three energies main energies (vata, pitta and kapha) in the body which are responsible for health, imbalance in the results in any diseased condition. Ayurveda has mentioned it as stana vidhradi mainly due to pitta and kapha dosha.

What are its Symptoms?

Patient suffering from this condition generally consists of a hard lump in one breast without any sign of a systemic disease. Lesions might vary in size, commonly firm, tender, ill defined, and unilateral but bilateral has also been reported in few cases.

Other symptoms likely to be seen are

  • Nipple retraction or in rare case peau d’orange – like changes.
  • Pain and inflammation of the overlying skin
  • Nipple discharge
  • Fistula
  • Enlarged lymph nodes

Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis

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1. Kachnar Guggul

The Kachnaar Guggul is a classical herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda that is prepared with the amalgamation of some amazing herbal extracts. All these herbs in combination make it a beneficial Ayurvedic medicine in all types of swellings. It is able to shrink all the swollen lymph nodes without causing any side effects.

Kanchnar one of its ingredients is good to maintains healthy tissues. The gum resin obtained from.

Guggul consists guggulosterones, which is found to retain strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Amalaki is has anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties and is also a good immune modulator.

All properties of is herbs has made it a beneficial Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis.

Herbs Used:

  • Kanchnar (Bauhinia variegata)
  • Triphala [Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)]
  • Trikatu [Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum) and Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)]
  • Varun (Crataeva nurvala)
  • Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Tejpatra (Eletteria cardamomum)
  • Shudh Guggul (Commiphora wightii)

Dose: 2-5 Tablets 2 times a day, after meals, with plain water.

2. Neem Capsule

Neem capsules are very efficientmedicine to purify blood. It is a strong antioxidant that boostsImmune system and also anti-bacterial. It is even an amazing cure for skin inflammation. It is formed with use of Neem herb. This a beneficial Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis.

Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Neem is an herb filled with so many medicinal properties. Neem is most powerful blood-purifier and detoxifier.

Dose: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

3. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia – Curcumin capsules are herbal production of Planet Ayurveda, prepared from the pure extracts of Boswellia and Curcumin that has been combined together into a single supplement. These herbal capsules are effective remedy to reduce inflammation. This a another beneficial Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis

Herbs Used-

  1. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata): Boswellia herb have boswellic acids that is capable of fighting inflammation
  2. Curcumin (Curcuma longa): Curcumin is another very useful herb strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Dose: 1-2 capsule twice daily, after meals with plain water.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

These herbal tablets are tremendous rejuvenator. Efficient Ayurvedic medicine to eliminate toxins out of body and lessensthe inflammation. This also act as beneficial Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis
Sulphur (purified) (Shuddh Gandhak)

Dose: 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water after meals.

5. Nirgundi oil

This is an incredible herbal oil formulation that brings relief from all kinds of pain. It is very rich in vitamin C. An effective oil for inflammatory conditions and useful for treatment of lymph node enlargement. This oil is very useful. This a beneficial Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis

Nirgundi (Vitex negundo):

Nirgundi is very useful herb for female ailments. It has mild topical analgesicas well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant property.

  • Til Oil (Sesamum indicum)
  • Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Haldi (Curcuma longa)
  • Kalihari (Gloriosa superba)

Method of Application: Nirgundi oil is used for external application only. Apply over the affected area once or twice daily or as directed.

Ayurvedic treatment of friedreich’s ataxia

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Friedreich’s ataxia is a rare hereditary degenerative disease that mainly affects the nervous system and the heart. Also known as spine cerebellar degeneration that damages parts of brain and spinal cord and can even affect your heart. Its main neurological symptoms manifested as muscle weakness and as ataxia itself means, a loss of balance and coordination. Its effects on the heart vary from mild, no symptomatic abnormalities to life-threatening symptoms in the heart’s musculature. Friedreich’s ataxia is a genetic defect that’s inherited from both parents by what’s called “autosomal recessive transmission.”

It is frequently associated with cardiomyopathy or diabetes.

It doesn’t affect parts of the brain involved in thinking.

What are its Causes?

This disease is linked to defects, or mutations in the gene FXN called as frataxin gene which leads to limit in formation of a protein called frataxin. Frataxin, which is importantfor mitochondrial functioningin regulating the iron levels in the mitochondria, involved in energy production necessary for all cell bodies in the cells.. We also know that specific nerve cells (neurons) degenerate in people with FA, and this is directly manifested in the symptoms of the disease.

People with a family history of Friedreich’s ataxia are at greater risk of inheriting this disease. If the defective gene is only passed down from one parent, the person becomes a carrier of the disease but usually doesn’t experience symptoms of it.

It might be non-inherited where experts never find out cause. The following procedures and circumstances can cause ataxia:

  • Brain surgery or Head injury.
  • Alcohol or Drug abuse.
  • Infections – chicken pox (usually goes away after infection has gone).
  • A brain tumor.
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals.
  • Neurological conditions – Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy etc.
  • Cerebellum malformation while the baby is still in the womb.

Ayurvedic view of the disease:

Ayurveda considers that this disease is due to beej dosha. Vata dosha is mainly involved in Friedreich’s Ataxia.

What could be Symptoms of Friedreich’s Ataxia?

Symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia usually appear between ages 2 to the early 50s, but commonly diagnosed between ages of 10 to 15. Difficulty with walking is the most common initial symptom of the condition. Other symptoms appearing are like:

  • Changes in vision, especially color vision.
  • Loss of hearing
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • Absence of reflexes in legs
  • Poor coordination or balance
  • Abnormality in speech
  • Involuntary eye movements
  • Deformities develop in foot, like clubfoot
  • Difficulty sensing vibrations in your legs and feet.
  • Uncoordinated movements (ataxia) gets worse with time
  • Approximately 75 percent of people with Friedreich’s ataxia have heart problem and their heart muscle becomes weaker (cardiomyopathy).
  • The spine curves sideways (scoliosis) may develop
  • About 10 percent of people with FA have Diabetes abnormalities.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Friedreich’s Ataxi

Herbal formulations provided by planet ayurveda to manage friedreich’s ataxia

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1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha capsules are herbal medicine that is efficient for weakness stress, nervous breakdown, neuropathy due to diabetes. Regular use of Ashwagandha capsules helps to regain the strength of muscles, even relieve the muscle spasm and fatigue. It is good nervine tonic that is capable of increasing the physical aswell as mental stamina of the body. It is suitable to children as well old age people. All its property make it beneficial in counteracting the symptoms of Friedreich’s Ataxia

Aswagandha (Withania somnifera):

Ashwagandha capsules prepared in Planet Ayurveda comprises of standardized root extract of Ashwagandha herb. It is rich in natural alkaloids that has properties that relieves stress and helpful in getting rid of tiredness.improving stamina, helping in diabetic neuropathy. Ashwagandha herb is amazing in regulating the Vata in the body. Vata mainly maintains the body movement that includes movement of nerve impulses throughout the nervous system.

Ashwagandha has, anti-stress, antioxidant, mind-boosting, immune-enhancing, and rejuvenating properties. It is good for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.

2. Gotukola

Gotukola Capsule is herbal preparation of Planet Ayurveda that is capable of keeping healthy nervous system and healthy heart. This product is manufactured from pure and standardized extract of Gotukola herb. This Ayurvedic product is also an effective remedy for maintaining healthy legs. Thereby a good herbal remedy for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Gotukola (Centella asiatica):

Gotukolais an herb that is helpful in preventing nervous exhaustion. It is good in managing the stress and its vitamins and minerals that are very beneficial for the heart.

Dose – 1-2 capsules, two times a day, after meals, with plain water.

3. Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit Capsule is Ayurvedic formation of Planet Ayurveda that is an energetic supplement and nutrient for healthy body. It is formed of high-quality extract of Shilajit resin. It is potent to increase energy levels and boost stamina. Also healthy supplement for proper blood glucose level in the body. It is a suitable herbal Treatment for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Shilajit (Asphaltum):

Shilajit consists of humic acid and fulvic acids that has brought it with great medicinal properties. It is very useful nutrient for reducing weakness, fatigue, tiredness, stress and anxiety. It is rich in anti-oxidants which are good source in relieving mental and physical stresses and growing their stamina and manage Diabetes also. It also rejuvenates brain cells and this way can conduct well the nerve signals and impulses in the body.

Dose – 1 to 2 capsules twice daily after half an hour of meal with plain water.

4. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi Capsules are pure natural preparation of Planet Ayurveda that is obtained from high-quality extract of potent Brahmi plant. Brahmi capsules are beneficial herbal remedy in counteracting the stress and mental fatigue as well as eliminating nervous exhaustion. It is also good cardiac tonic as well.

Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)

Brahmi is useful herb that is rich in anti-oxidants that makes it a suitable brain tonic, cardiac tonic. It acts wonderfully on the brain health and helps to improve neuron degeneration as well as better general tonic.

Dose – 2 capsules two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

5. Medhya Churna

Medhya churna is an herbal preparation that is rich in antioxidants properties which can rejuvenate the system making the brain sharp. All its herbs work synergistically on nervous system and immune system.

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Its ingredients are:

  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum)
  • Shwet jeerak (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Kishna jeerak (Carum carvi)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  • Marich (Piper nigrum)
  • Pipali (Piper longum)
  • Patha (Cissampelos pareira)
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnierri)

Herbs used in this preparation support to sustain the good brain health system and very effectively manage the stress problem and give relief to patient of Friedreich’s Ataxia