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Treatment of Fish Odour Syndrome (Trimethylaminuria) with Ayurveda


Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) is an inherited condition (in an autosomal recessive fashion) in which the victim emits rotten fish smell. Hence it is also known as fish odor syndrome or fish malodor syndrome. TMAU is a psychologically disabling condition as it has a huge psychosocial impact. This disorder is caused due to an inherited deficiency of flavin mono oxygenase 3. This enzyme is crucial for the trimethylamine metabolism. Trimethyl amine is a tertiary amine whose odor resembles of a rotten fish.

Odorous trimethyl amine is oxidized by flavin mono oxygenase 3 into non odorous trimethyl amine – N – oxide. This mechanism is corrupted in TMAU patients. Hence TMA gets accumulated in the body and it may release out of the body through sweat, urine, expired air and reproductive fluids. Thus TMAU victims emits fishy odor around the clock, but the intensity may vary from moderate to severe.

Incidence of TMAU is noted more in females than males, as the estrogen & progesterone levels may exacerbate the condition. The condition may worsen when the victim nears his puberty and in females it is most intolerable during menstrual cycle and menopause. The smell can become fishier while having oral contraceptives.

Secondary cases of TMAU can be noticed in persons who had prolonged therapeutic administration of choline for Alzheimer’s disease or Huntington’s chorea.

Differential Diagnosis

Bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infections, cervical cancer, advanced liver of kidney diseases, foul smelling urine (especially in children) due to colonization of Aerococcus urinae bacteria in urinary tract, all these may mimic the TMAU symptoms. These may have a raised level of trimethyl amine in urine, but there will not be any underlying genetic factors.

Trimethylaminuria & Ayurveda

In Ashtanga Hrudaya, uttara stana Acharya details about baala graham. It is mentioned that, a child seized by Andhapoothana graham will emit fishy odor. Treatment protocols aimed at andhaputana graham can be made use in TMAU patients. Also aggravation of thridosha especially pitta can be noticed in TMAU patients. The foul smell is in account of aggravated pitta. So while managing TMAU, balancing pitta is of prime importance.

Treatment of Trimethylaminuria

It is really rhapsodic that TMAU has no complete cure, as it is connected to genetic factors. But there are many simple techniques to improve the quality of life in TMAU patients.

  • Stress level & hormonal changes – avoid stress & relax well. Increased stress may cause hormonal changes leading more perspiration. More the perspiration more fishy smell. One may resort to pranayama and meditation techniques to ease the mind. This step is very crucial in TMAU management, as the patient may suffer from low self esteem, poor psycho social connections, depression etc.
  • Avoid all the parameters that can cause excess perspiration like strenuous exercises, fever etc.
  • Wash the body with acidic ph soaps (5. – 6.5) and laundry on regular basis
  • Diet – limit the intake of marine fish (contains higher concentration of TMAO, a precursor of TMA), egg yolks, red meat, raw soybeans, mustard seeds etc. limit the ingestion of Brussels sprout, as they may inhibit flavin monooxygenase 3 enzyme.
  • Supplement with riboflavin, as flavin monooxygenase 3 has a flavin cofactor

Herbal Remedies for Trimethylaminuria (TMAU)

Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal remedies for Trimethylaminuria that provides effective results on symptoms associated with this disease.

1. Green Essentials

Capsules Green Essentials are among the unique products manufactured by Planet Ayurveda. These capsules nourish the cells and fight against various ailments. These capsules are known to clear heavy metals so these capsules are quite effective for the patients suffering from fish odour syndrome.

Dosage:- 1-2 capsules twice daily.


2. Manjishta Capsules

Prepared from the standardized extract of rubia cordifolia herb. It is well known for its blood purifying properties. It helps to detoxify the body. It boosts the immune system. It is also coolant in nature and hence reduces perspiration and aggravated pitta.

Dosage:- 1 cap twice daily after food with lukewarm water.

3. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of skin diseases, provides nourishment, improves digestion strength and mostly indicated in the diseases arising due to depleted body tissues, itching, skin diseases and other toxic conditions.

Dosage:- 2 tablets twice daily.

4. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishor guggul is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine that acts as a natural blood cleanser, aging skin health promoter and is widely used in various skin diseases. It contains natural blood purifying herbs such as Triphala and Giloy. Triphala is the nature’s best remedy for detox as it removes toxins within the blood and therefore useful in all metabolic disorders.

Dosage:- 2 tablets twice daily.

5. Navkarshik Churna

It is very effective in controlling TMA level in blood. It corrects the protein metabolism and cleanses the blood. It is very effective for pain management in arthritic condition. As the name indicates it contains nine ingredients, each taken in karsha pramana (12 gms). The ingredients are amalaki (emblica officianalis), haritaki (terminalia chebula), vibhitaki (terminalia bellerica), neem (azadirachta indica), vacha (acorus calamus), manjishta (rubia cordifolia), katuki (piccorrhiza kurrao), guduci (tinospora cordifolia), daruharidra (berberis aristate). It balances the tridoshas.

Dosage:- Half tsp daily after meals.

6. Neem Oil Mixed With Jatyadhi Oil

For external application, mix neem oil with jatyadhi oil and apply on the affected skin. Jatayadi oil is an Ayurvedic medicine used for the external application as it heals the wounds quickly. It is applied over the infected skin diseases. Jatyadi oil balances Pitta and kapha doshas.

Neem oil has immense benefits. Neem oil helps in cleansing and healing the wounds quickly. It is useful in numerous skin diseases.

7. Royal Honey Shower Gel

Use Royal Honey Shower Gel for bathing as it contains natural ingredients that are anti-bacterial and anti-septic in nature that helps in relieving the bad odour.

It is true that complete cure of TMAU is not possible, as this disease is hereditary and has some genetic connections. But the above mentioned herbal products are guaranteed to prevent the progression of TMAU and can effectively manage the fishy smell of TMAU. These products are 100% natural & safe as it does not contain any preservatives, artificial colors, addictives, binders, fillers etc.

Homemade Remedies to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Naturally

Hemorrhoids, with other name, piles can have severe outcome on our daily life, manifested by clumps of swollen veins around the area of anal opening or the anal canal, which is characterized by severe pain at time of passing stools, bleeding occurs during bowel movements, itching and pain in anal area for a long time brings about distress, so these symptoms bring about uncomfortable feeling each time one visits the toilet, and feels embarrassed in sharing the problem and asking for help.

Hemorrhoids can either be internal or external. Internal hemorrhoids develop within the anus or rectum. External hemorrhoids develop outside of the anus

Causes for Hemorrhoids-Possible factors include:

  • Straining during a bowel movement
  • Problem arises from chronic constipation
  • Sitting or standing for a long time and specially sitting on the toilet
  • A family history of hemorrhoids, where it can be passed on genetically from parent to child.
  • Risk also develops during pregnancy, where enlarged uterus presses on the vein in the colon, causing it to bulge.

Ayurvedic View for Hemorrhoids

  • Hemorrhoids called Arsha in Ayurveda, as per Ayurveda is caused due to vitiated Vata resulting in low digestive fire which leads to continuous constipation. Also accumulation of waste products in the body and varicose veins in the rectum promote the development of hemorrhoids.

Symptoms for Hemorrhoids

  • Irritation
  • Discomfort around anus
  • Pain and bleeding may occur during defecation
  • Itching
  • Pea-sized swellings

Homemade Remedies to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Naturally


  • It can be managed naturally using some home remedies. Here are some homemade remedies which are easy to apply in our daily routine to get relief from the discomfort caused by hemorrhoids.

Use Aloe Vera gel

  • Aloe Vera is natural way to heal different kinds of infections involving hemorrhoids. Aloe plant can used directly, by cutting its leaf and open to extract the gel, which can be applied twice a day at the anal area. Other way to get relief is drinking daily plenty of Aloe Vera juice to heal internal piles. These help in making the stools so much softer, causes ease in passing them.

Sitz baths

  • A Warm bath is very effective to get relief from pain associated with hemorrhoids. People with painful hemorrhoids should lay on their back in warm water for 15 minutes, several times a day — mainly after a bowel movement. It helps to relieve pain, itching and burning sensation. This remedy is even useful in cleaning the anus and lessen the bacteria. After this therapy, do dry that area with a hair dryer because moisture might further irritate the sensitized skin.

High Fiber Diet

  • There is need to bring a change in diet, consume high fiber foods and also drink adequate amount of water.
  • High Fiber Diet helps to soften the stool, thereby eases in passing out, hence lessens the pressure on the hemorrhoids. Besides they support to regulate bowel movements which is helps to manage hemorrhoids.

High Fiber Diet includes:

  • Whole grains: – Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Barley, Millets, Maize etc.
  • Fruits: – Banana, Apples, Pears, Avocados, Artichokes, Peas and Winter Squash, Prunes etc.
  • Vegetables: – Broccoli, Dark Leafy Greens, Beans etc.
  • Avoid consuming foods rich in saturated fats, refined flours, sugar and red meat as these can exaggerate the hemorrhoids.
  • Psyllium Seed Husks –Rich in fiber, which can make the stools much softer, making the stools to pass out easily through anus and it will help to relieve pain and bleeding that happen due to hard stools and thus providing time to hemorrhoid to get heal.
  • Ground flaxseeds are also high in fiber content, and good for hemorrhoid.

Turmeric (Haldi)

  • Turmeric has antiseptic and ant-inflammatory properties, helps in healing of hemorrhoids. So, have a teaspoon of ground, fresh turmeric root, to get relief from it.


  • Take 2 washed potatoes and cut them into small slices and then blend these chunks in a blender, till they get into liquid form. One can add little water, in case it is dry. Spread this mixture over clean handkerchief or a thin gauze bandage and folding it up in half. After this preparation apply it on the hemorrhoids for around 5-10 minutes, this relieves the symptoms of pain

Oils for Hemorroids

  • Coconut Oil – Direct application of coconut oil, mainly virgin coconut oil to hemorrhoids, after bowel movement, properly cleaning the infected area, then rinse it and repeat this therapy twice daily. It is very helpful to feel better because of its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic in nature.

Almond Oii

  • In a small bowl take some pure almond oil and then dip a cotton ball into this oil and apply it on the infected area. Repeat this similar procedure for a several times to get relief from hemorrhoids naturally.

Things to avoid:

  • Reduce the intake of salt and avoid spicy foods, red meat, fatty and over-processed foods. Stop the consumption of alcohol and tea in excess.