Friday, January 29, 2016

# Ayurvedic approach for Fatty liver condition.

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Today's topic for discussion: # Ayurvedic approach for Fatty liver condition.

Dipak Padia Osho: As per naturopathy three days liquid diets is useful to cure body metabolism and liver disorder. After that one or two days fast will improve lifestyle. Regular 45 minutes exercise and pranayam will be the best without any cost.
It is always useful to practice meditation at least minimum 15 minutes with peace of mind by seating posture or Shavasan . This will give relaxation of whole body and energetic feeling.

Canada Nitin Shah: There are 2 main types of fatty liver disease/ condition. Alcoholic and non alcoholic. Now a days we see alarmingly increasing rate of non alcoholic fatty liver condition due to excess use of highly processed food with simple carbohydrate and unhealthy fat. So reducing them in the diet and liver cleansing herb such as Katuki can be used for a longer time.

Dr. Ravindra Upadhyay: Fatty liver is nothing but weak digestive fire ( Agnidushti ) hence  simply we have to take care of Agni, as  Liver is prime organ responsible for maintaining health. Hence remember one should eat only when hungry, not otherwise, drinking too much water which is against Ayurveda, one should drink only when thirsty, change diet as per the season, have to stop worrying, Chew well, and eat in moderation. As long as one has poor appetite, one should avoid full diet, one should have khakhara, kurmura,( mamara ) bhaidaku,( mixture of 4/5 grains, the porridge prepared either in milk, or butter milk, oopma, moongpani, moongdal, soft rice, khichdi, mix vegetable  soups.
Roasted powder of Dhaniya, jeera, ajwain, saunf, soova, 1gm thrice a day with luke warm water, Agnitundivati, Chitrakadivati, Samasharkara Churna, Shankhvati, Aarogyavardhini, Sharpoonkhaghan. vati, etc
While using Aarogyavardhini for any illness for a long time, it should not be given at a stretch for > than 42 days, as it contains. Parad. Rasaushadhi should be used cautiously while administering for a long time….Arogyavardhini is Rooksha in nature, it will be worth while using Sharpunkha Ghan vati, Bhoomiamalaki in the form of. Churna, tab, Panchakol in the form of  Aasav, +  Kumariaasav, can be given.

P. A. Deshpande: Fatty liver  indicates  saturation  of toxins  specially  with   addiction  history  .It affects  digestion system  with rise in cholesterol, triglyceride  proteins imbalance…..In naturopathy use of bottle gourd, cucumber,  ginger,  lemon use  before breakfast and  shredded cabbage    ginger lemon juice  in noon  four hrs after  lunch  and  Pranayam   has proven results The dietary fiber  etc  binds  toxins  and are thrown out.

Dr. Lokesh Mehta: In my practice for fatty liver I use combination of arogyavardhani  triphala gugal, Punarnava mandoor, Chitrakadi vati. Along with I use mix of katu rohini, kalmegh, punarnava, kasni, makoy, bhuiamla and sharpunkha.

Vd. Prerak Shah: In my opinion, someone suggested using arogyavardhini in liver disease...but I differ with it. As it contain parad and gandhak...and it is increasing requires another thought or opinion before giving arogyavardhini.
I also prescribe jaundex syrup along with, which is useful too. It's difficult to get good readymade formula with these herbs. So I specially order to make single gyan vati for bhumyamlaki and kutaki for me. But that are very costly.

Tilak Raj Gujrani: Argyavardhini has 50% kutki and rest 50% has all other ghatak dravya. Kutki being liver detoxofier also acts as laxative. So the  guna dharam of arygavardhini……. I have gone through book for details in Arygavardhini vati, It is indicated in inflammation of all internal organs, primarily its action being laxative. In inflamation of liver, for best results to be taken with bark of rohera ( ROHITAK ) and Sharpunkhamul mixed in Punarvashtak kwath. ….Also indicated in delayed puberty signs for longer duration. Very good in vata, kapha and low paachak pitta.
Contraindicated in pregnancy, burning, thirst and above all vitilated pitta ( prakupit pitta ).

Sudhir shah ne: Liver specialist give fat free diet recommendation along with Vit e and either udilive b.d. Or rifaximin 550 bd depending on the stages

Dr. J. T. Contractor Herbal Therapist: Ajoini is an alkaloid found in garlic may (one bud on empty stomach before an hour of morning breakfast) help showing regression in 6 to 12 weeks. Garlic bud never chewed (only gulping) as it causes internal bleeding if chewed!

Vd. Jayesh Thakkar: Eating of fatty substances may not produce fatty liver Accumulation of triglycerides in liver cells & serum is common in alcoholics, obese & diabetic. ……Rukshana & Pachana chikitsa helps...anything which is used for sneha vyapath can be used as management....buttermilk, yava/barley, kodrava/millet, honey, pippali, triphala, guggulu can help as per expert/study

Vd. Dhruti Nirav Bhatt: Fatty liver is one kind of Udar rog. Mandagni, Kaf dosh dusti. and Med dhatvagni dusti cause. Dipan pachan Aushadh prayog
Aarogyavardhini tab, boiled water of Sunthi, cow urine, Pure Honey. charkokt Lekhaniya gan aushadh …….Diet - avoid fatty food, alcohol, Divaswap, junk food. Take Yav, Kodari, Thuli, mungdal, buttermilk with Jirak, saindhav sunthi

Vd. Kundan : Sudden weight loss or some drug can cause fatty liver. For both alcoholic or non alcoholic virechan is common treatment. In non alcoholic the cause is mainly santarpan - deepan pachan  lekhaniya dravya along with pitta rechak dravya, musta, triphala, bhumyamlki, katuki, shivakshar pachan,hinghvashtak etc are beneficial. All fatty food should be avoided,  Bijoru -citrus food is having very good effect on liver..

Dr Dipak Shirude:   Avoidance of curd, milk products, sweets, bakery products, fermented matters, fried in oil or ghee, readymade chips like things, gram, non-vegetarian food, refrigerated food, pickles and alcohol are to be avoided..
Timely and some little quantity of regular diet, sufficient sleep, morning walk, pranayama should be practiced.. ……If possible, one can take 20 ml fresh aloe pulp in the early morning, for a month ..Aarogyavardhini is most important drug of choice in this regard..Prognosis is good if the patient has no other complications or vyadhi-sankar !!.....A systematic implementation of VIRECHAN karma can cure the patient in very short period…..“To rise at six, dine at ten, sup at six and go to bed at ten, makes a man live ten times ten.”

Shri Minoo parabia:   Judicious use of Trifala can help mobilization of fat. Bhoomiamalki - Phyllanthus fraternus are good

Vd. Pankaj Chhayani: All triglycerides we eat have ultimate same destiny that's Adipose tissue. And all cholesterol we eat in diet have same destiny that's liver...
Its quite ridiculous to advise for no dairy products.. Because if u eat more protein and carbohydrates more than requirements all will convert into fat...Fat is unlimited storage..there is no such facility for carbohydrates and protein.. So excessively carbohydrates and protein is also converted into fat... So why Ayurveda says if u have much more quantity diet which is Laghu(easily digestible) becomes guru(difficult digest). And if u take heavy food (guru) in little quantity then it becomes easily digestible (laghu).. So quantity is much more important...
Liver is assembled fat as a lipoproteins and then these lipoproteins transported to unlimited storage (adipose tissue)....if liver is not working properly then fat get stuck into liver and liver become fatty...Alcohol is prime cause that hamper VLDL assembling..And liver become fatty. It’s said that if u consumes much more alcohol for a week, your liver get fatty. And if u not consuming alcohol for week, it will get recovered within week...Low digestive power, wrong dietary habits, and poor health of liver is also cause fatty liver....Ek kal bhojan sukh parinam karanam …...charaka says one time meal in a day is good for digestion... Having one meal in a day will clear all additional waste products as well as fat... Yogic diet - one meal a day - goes with the physiological principle 8 hours to digest and 18 hour to clean up...why we do lipid profile in early morning empty stomach..Because lipid take minimum 8 hour time to clean from blood..During 8 hour sleep its cleaned up from blood and we can measure lipid abnormality in blood...but during day time we can't give enough time for cleaning and all over metabolism is hampered and more and more fat get stuck into liver..

Vd. Dhruti Kagrana: In Ayurveda, the liver is considered a fire - or pitta - organ, since it is essential to digestion and elimination. Therefore, the health of the liver requires balance in the pitta dosha to support the liver's ability to flush toxins from the body. When the liver is overloaded with toxins like alcohol or fats, it will work too hard.
Kutki - picrorhiza kurroa
Punarnava - Boerhavia diffusa
Kalmegh - Andrographis paniculata
Bhrungraj - Eclipta alba
 are the choice of drug.....

Vd. Kinshuk Hirpara: Diet- no deep fried , fermented foods, viruddha ahar, frozen foods, no excess onion garlic tomatoes and spicy foods. Drug of choice Aarogyavardhini.  Lifestyle - reducing the weight. No late night food. Walking running no heavy proteins.

(Compilation courtesy : Vd. Nikul Patel, Ahmedabad)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Some healthy vegetable juice recipes....

Some healthy juice recipes:

by Sunil Sharma:
Golden Milk, is a unique tonic that applies the attributes of a special Indian root called Turmeric, and strengthens it with many other organic ingredients. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a cleansing substance for the body. It is known to be beneficial to the inner organs, the spine and the joints. The milk recipe displayed here has been shared to potentialize its healing properties.
2 Cups of Almond Milk (homemade recommended)
1 Tablespoon of Local Honey (may be added after milk is cooked)
1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil (optional)
1 Teaspoon of Ground Turmeric
1 Cinnamon Stick or 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
Small Pinch of Black Pepper and Grated Ginger (the fresher the better!)
To make the milk, simply mix all the following ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a light boil for about 5-7 minutes (or until golden yellow)
This drink is super healing, and also detoxifying. It is recommended that you drink a small glass of water after drinking this golden milk to help flush out your system.

Prevent and Stop the Growth of Cancer
Treat Respiratory Illness
Cold and Cough Remedy
Ease Menstrual Cramps
Alleviate Aches and Pains
Relieve Insomnia
Cure Arthritis
Revitalize Blood
Increase Bone Health

 The main ingredient in this recipe is turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identified as its primary active component and which exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities, which include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.  Adding black pepper to turmeric or turmeric-spiced food enhances curcumin’s bioavailability by 1,000 times, due to black pepper’s hot property called piperine. Yup by mixing turmeric and black pepper together, you increase your body’s absorption of the turmeric by 2000%!

Additional benefits:
-Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antiseptic,analgesic,.
-Boosts immunity.
-Helps maintain cholesterol levels.
-Promotes digestive health.
-Liver detoxifier.
-Regulates metabolism and weight management.
-High blood pressure.
-Memory and brain function.
 Cow milk or coconut milk can also be used in place of almond milk .    Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil: The Other ‘Magic’ Ingredients in Golden Milk  There are many variations of golden milk you can try, but most are made with coconut milk (and some include coconut oil as well). Blending turmeric in with coconut milk not only adds a soothing, creamy base but also additional health benefits.  Coconut milk is made from the expressed juice of grated coconut meat and water. About 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is rarely found in nature. Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, a monoglyceride that can actually destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV and herpes, influenza, measles, gram-negative bacteria, and protozoa such as Giardia lamblia.
Dipak Padia Osho: Excellent Product. One has to use daily in life to become energetic and long life . Send more receipes for daily use for common man����

Sunil Sharma :
This powerful drink was introduced by Chinese Herbalists for the treatment of lung cancer and many other diseases ages ago. But currently it has gained massive popularity all over the world because of its magical health benefits. The drink is simple to make all you need is a juicer, apples, carrots and beetroots. Juice them with their skins on and consume right after making it. Do not store. How many carrots, apples or beets you add to the juice is up to your own taste. You can either add more carrots or increase the quantity of apples. For best results, try to take them in equal quantities. You can even add lime juice to enhance its taste but do not add sugar.
Packed in this juice are the power of two vegetables and one fruit, all enriched with plentiful amount of lifesaving antioxidants. Apples contain nutrients like Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and K, Folate, Niacin, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Calcium, Sodium and Manganese. Also the dietary fibers found in apples are very beneficial for health. Carrots contain a wide variety of vitamins such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E and K, Folate, Niacin and Pantothenic Acid. There are minerals like Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Selenium packed in it. One of the most important components found in carrots is beta-carotene. You can get the best of these nutrients by juicing the carrots. And the heart friendly Beetroots are enriched with nutrients like vitamin A, C, B-complex, potassium, iron, magnesium and copper. They contain anti-aging agents as well.
This drink few years ago was suggested to those who have been suffering from lung cancer for which it is necessary to drink this for 3 months continuously after which it has been found that they have completely healed from this life taking disease. This drink is not just limited to lung cancer but also is known to treat all types of cancer by restricting the growth of cells which can lead to cancer.
This juice is known to be perfect choice for development of various organ’s health like kidney, liver and pancreas saving them from various problems which also helps in strengthening of heart and lungs.

It is already known that this miracle drink consists of beetroot which is known to look after the health of heart along with presence of carrot which is known to help in promotion of heart health with compounds like alpha and beta carotenes and lutein. When all the goodness from these both vegetables is mixed with apple aids in keeping the cholesterol levels down and having a control on the blood pressure also acting like a shield in front of heart from diseases.

There are many who state that this miracle drink will also help in keeping the skin without any spots, pimples and also extending the time during which the skin keeps on ageing. Younger and fresh skin that is dream of many can be easily acquired by one glass of this miracle drink daily.

This juice is also said to improve the entire digestive system in the body that protects stomach health saving it from ulcers, controlling the bowel movements and relieving chronic constipation.

This is the best drink which will help in providing brain with all the necessary nutrients which in turn increases the memory and helps in proper functioning of brain.

This works great even for the eyes and is suggestible exclusively for those who are forced to work on computer for several hours which might result in drying up of eyes, irritation and tiredness.
This juice also works great in enhancing the immunity system at the same time safeguarding the body from different types of allergies, this works even in curing any sort of throat infections.

This miracle drink is also known to detoxify the liver and blood purification thereby helping in increment of red blood cells production.
Women suffering with too much pain during menstrual cycle can also go with this drink since it is known to relieve from any such pains and cramps apart from this it is said to relieve pain from any sort of activities which might also include physical activities.

This is also said to work wonders for those who are looking to lose some weight at the same time giving necessary energy without putting on additional calories.
In order to get maximum benefit from this miracle drink it is suggested to take it on empty stomach that too early in the morning and one hour after its consumption people can go ahead with their regular breakfast. But this does not have to be restricted only once but can even be take twice every day in the evening before 5 pm which may change from one person to another.

This drink can be taken for one month continuously or even 3 months for this drink to work effectively  making it part of diet to get benefit for longer duration.


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ENLIGHTENING  GREEN SMOOTHIE The green smoothie is easy to make.  Simply blend 2 tablespoons of spirulina, 1 frozen banana, 2 cups of strawberries, 2 cups of baby spinach, and 2 cups of coconut water.

Eye-Opening Avocado Smoothie.  Blend one cup of purified water with 1 very ripe avocado, 2 peeled limes, 4 cups of spinach, 1 cucumber, 1 inch of raw, creamed coconut, and a bit of ice to chill it.

Super-Sight Super-Mint Smoothie  Blend 1 tsp of coconut oil, 1 chunk of fresh ginger, 5 mint leaves, 3 stems of parsley, 1 lime, 4 cups of spinach leaves, 1 very ripe avocado, 1 cup of filtered water, and a couple ice cubes to chill it.

 Blend 1 cucumber, chopped, 3 kale leaves, 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds, 1 cup of coconut water, one peeled lime, 1 very ripe avocado, 3 stems of parsley, 5 mint leaves, and a bit of stevia to sweeten it.
Maybe a blueberry on top for appearance!

Dr. Dhara Patel: Stevia leaves for sweetness should be consumed cautiously, as they are carcinogenic..

Sunil Sharma:

Lauki, which is also known by a variety of other names like bottle gourd, calabash gourd, doodhi and ghiya, (Sorekai/Chorakkai) in Tamil, ‘Chorakaa‘ in Malayalam,(Sorakaya/Anapa Kaya) in Telugu,(Sorekai/Esugai Balli) in Kannada, ‘Lau‘ in Bengali, ‘Dudhi‘ in Gujarati, (Pandharabhopla / Dudya Bhopal) in Marathi and ‘Ghia Da Sag‘ in Punjabi. Lauki is a staple item as far as Indian cuisine is concerned. It is a vegetable with pale, smooth and waxy green surface and white spongy pulp. The juice of lauki is consumed by thousands of people because they believe that it would benefit their health in many ways.

As lauki contains almost 96% of water, it is perfect for juice extraction. It is readily available in the market and is affordable too! Moreover, extracting the juice from lauki is not at all difficult. Lauki juice is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, sodium, iron and potassium. It has low fat and cholesterol level. As a result, this anti-oxidant drink is quite popular among health conscious individuals.
Did you know that every cup of lauki juice that you drink contains 26 mg of Vitamin C? Vitamin C, which is an active antioxidant, protects the cells from being damaged. It also prevents DNA oxidation. Moreover, it boosts the production of collagen. Zinc, which is an essential mineral, is amply present in lauki juice. In fact, with every cup of bottle gourd juice that you drink, you supply your body with about 1.8 mg of zinc. Zinc is helpful in maintaining healthy functioning of cells and regulation of hormones in the body.
TOPMOST Health Benefits Of Lauki Juice:
Among the several benefits that you can derive from the juice of bottle gourd, here are the top 8 reasons for which you may wish to incorporate it in your regular diet chart:
1. Promotes Weight Loss:
Bottle gourd juice is popular among those who want to lose weight. All you need to do is peel the skin of a fresh lauki, cut it into little pieces, put it in a juicer and prepare the juice. Have this juice regularly to reduce your weight. As this juice is loaded with vitamins, potassium and iron, it is extremely nutritious. Moreover, this juice is believed to curb your appetite if you can manage to drink it in the morning on an empty stomach.

2. Helps Digestion And Treats Constipation:
Bottle gourd contains not only soluble fiber, but also insoluble fiber along with high water content. Lauki juice is beneficial for improving the digestive system. Drinking lauki juice is known to treat constipation effectively. It also helps in treating problems related to digestive system like acidity and flatulence.

3. Provides Cooling Effect:
Since lauki juice is rich in water content, it provides a cooling to the body, which help to replenish the water lost in the form of sweat. It is an absolute must-have during summers!

4. Treats Urinary Problems:
Since it is diuretic in nature, lauki juice flushes out the excess water content from the body. Lauki juice becomes even more effective when a spoon of lime juice is added to it before consumption.

5. Treats Sleeping Disorders:
If you are suffering from insomnia, try mixing sesame oil with lauki juice. It is known to help you sleep better.

6. Replenishes Loss Of Water Content:
If you are suffering from health issues like profuse sweating, fatigue or diarrhea, then drinking a glass of lauki juice would prove to be extremely good for you. Lauki juice naturally helps to replace the water content lost and at the same time, controls extreme thirst, which is common among diabetic patients. It revitalizes you by replenishing the loss of water.

7. Keeps The Heart Healthy:
Drinking bottle gourd juice helps you to keep the heart healthy by regulating the blood pressure.

8. Reduces Inflammation Of Liver:
Ayurveda recommends drinking lauki juice for reducing inflammation of the liver.

Lauki Juice Recipe:
How to make bottle gourd juice?
Drinking the juice of bottle gourd or lauki has amazing benefits. But if do not like the flavor and taste of raw bottle gourd, here is a lauki juice recipe that you may like to try:
Take a small lauki, about 250 or 300 grams in weight.
Wash the lauki thoroughly to do away with any surface impurity.
Peel the lauki and cut it into small pieces. If possible, taste a small piece to find out if the bottle gourd tastes bitter.
Add five or six mint leaves.
Add a bit of water and put it in the blender.
Once it is done, add a spoon of cumin powder, two spoons of black pepper powder and salt to taste. Stir well and add a few ice cubes.
Just follow this recipe and you too will become a fan of lauki juice!

Beauty Benefits Of Lauki Juice:
Did you know that drinking bottle gourd juice regularly in the morning can be helpful in preventing baldness and premature graying of hair? Not only that, drinking bottle gourd juice is known to give a healthy glow to your skin and prevent pimples and acnes by promoting inner health. Lauki juice can be extremely good for your skin and your hair in the following ways:

9. To Prevent Untimely Graying Of Hair:
If you regularly drink lauki juice early in the morning, chances are that you would not get premature grey hair.

10. To Get Smooth And Beautiful Skin:
Since lauki juice internally cleanses your system, it helps to promote good skin by keeping pimples away and by balancing the secretion of oil.

Fresh vegetable juice according to #ayurveda

Views shared by several ayurveda professionals and non-ayurveda people in discussion group:
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Today's topic for discussion: Fresh juices of vegetables (not fruits)....which vegetable juices we can have? How much healthy? What Ayurveda text book says abt it?

Anand Javeri: Tomato juice is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, iron & lycopene.
Iron gets absorbed only in the presence of vitamin C. Hence for strength and Haemoglobin.  However, they say that kidney stone patients should avoid tomatoes. …….Drum sticks juice and/or soup is a good source of Vitamin B complex. Highly recommended for vegetarians. It is a good source of Magnesium also that does muscle & tissue repair. …….Also rich in vitamin C

Dr. Satyendra Sharma: Fresh vegetables juice is an integral part of optimal health.palak and raddish leaf juice is very beneficial for piles.Both should be an equal amount.Having rich in caretenoid ,so also important for Astigmatism and skin disease.

Dr. Ravindra Upadhyay: fresh juices are Guru as compared to Fruit itself.

Dr. P. A. Deshpande: Use of green leafy  is done very effectively in treatment of various   health issues  to compensate nutritional losses  and boosting immune  systems   the chlorophyll  purifies blood  remove  toxins  enzymes  and antioxidants  improves  disease  fighting    mechanism  easy assimilation  is advantage. Without loading  stress  on  digestion system   Almost all green leafy veg can be used Juice of bottle gourd   ginger  lemon juice  with pepper  helps  to detoxify  liver  cabbage  ginger n lemon  for  anti inflammation  and bone strengthening  Carrot for iron deficiency. Wheat grass juice  best for everything. Use effectively  in cancer etc.

Gaurang darji: boil Vegetable, add hing (asafetida),  jira (cumin)…. Fry with sesame oil and salt …. Should drink that kind of juice…..Maximum 160ml
If not fried.. 40ml max

Binduben Jayeshbhai: Start the day with palak juice with mint n lemon….. purifies blood

Raymand Parabia: We have seen the cases of Pancreatis, Liver cirrhosis, Nephritis and CNS Damage due to pesticides and fertilizer….So be careful...

Vd. Pankaj Chhayani: I think soup of boiled vegetables are much more better than Fresh juices of vegetables... There is description of Shushka mulaka(dry radish) soup.. It balance all three doshas.. Very good specially in condition of Kapha vata...I prefer Soup of radish, carrot,and tomato... Radish is only vegetable which is preferred by Ayurveda to use as a dry vegetable..

Vd. Mukesh Mehta: U can have juices from dudhi (bottle guard)/tamatos / cabbage/ peas….can say mix vegetable juices.

Opthelmo Dr. Nitin Trivedi: Can tomato juice lead to kidney stone?

Vd. Mukesh Mehta: Don't think so.if high calcium then may cause. The Power Of Vegetable Juices

Sutapa Ranjan: Beetroot juice is supposed to lower BP…….Carrot tmato beetroot juice with a dash of lemon juice good as source of vitamins

Vd Daxa Patel: We know very well that karela juice is used to decrease sugar level.

Sutapa Ranjan: Long gourd( louki) juice is supposed to clean the digestive system

 Vd. Rupa Raval: Spinach juice with dash of lemon is good source of hemoglobin as well it also cleans digestive system

Dr. Dipa Mehta: Long gourd juice is useful for acidity and pittaj disorder

 Vd Suhas Yadav: dhanyak kwath or juice for uric acid and burning and pitta

Dr. J. T. Contractor:Tomato juice is the best juice among,as it's oxalic acid(weak acid) has anti oxidant property, reduces free radicals in body(free radicals r responsible for ailments),it's a good appetizer,in its present enzyme secretion done fast to digest food, tomato soup is equally beneficial at great extent.

Vd. Piyush Prajapati: There r so many companies who r suggesting alovera juice etc to everyone.. but I suggest not to take Alovera everyday.. it has sodhan effect and if u do too much sodhan of body continuously,there may b dryness in body.. vaat vrudhhi.. etc..  In some women ,if they have hyper bleeding in Menses or acidity,they should not take Gajar(carrot),beet,or Palak (spinach) etc juice bcz these veg increases flow of menses..

Worth to read discussion (from Ayulink- active group members)
Vd. Dhruti Kagrana: Veg. Juice
In Bhavprakash shakvarga………Palak..L:-Spinacia oleracea
Gunas: Vatla,Shita,Shleshmala,Bhedini,Guru,Vishtambhi,Mada-Shwash-Pitta-Rakta-Kaphahara,Dahashamak,Shothaghana.

Spinach can be used as natural diuretic to treat urinary disorders like cystitis and others. Spinach juice is considered to be among the best known natural remedies for constipation. Spinach based diet is strictly linked to higher consumption of fiber which helps to prevent colon cancer and improve the digestive system.Rich in beta-carotene, spinach can effectively treat and prevent many of sight problems: in particular, substantially lowers the risks of cataracts.
Best source of iron.

Vd. Hardik bhatt: Carrot and bit juice is very good source of iron and vitamin A..

Vd. Ajay Pithiya: Juice what is indicated as swaras kalpana is denoted in panch vidh kashay kalpana.. Ayurved pharmacology covers all media of drug action ie water soluble,  lipid soluble nd alcohol soluble…Among them water soluble drugs are used by the mean of panch vidh kashay kalpana
Swaras – juice, Kalka – paste, Kwath – decoction, Him - cold effusion, Fant -  hot efusion …………These 5 are media for water soluble drug delivery action..  Among them swaras is heavy to digest..

Vd. Hardik bhatt: Ginger juice is very good for cough problems .. Fresh ginger and fresh termeric juice combination is a good immunity developer….Fresh Bottle guard juice is good for cholesterol  and wt . Reduction ..

 Vd. Ajay Pithiya: vegetables -  shak varga.. 
Vagbhatt (astang hridaya kar) was against with use of vegetables..  He made a statement that the person who is not taking vsgetables in diet will remain healthy
Bhavprakash also states that vegetables are not good for health..  Use of vegetables will vitiate rakta,  asthi etc.. 
Again vegetables listed in ayurvedic samhita are not used in our daily diet like jivanti etc..  And what we are taking regularly in diet does not contain much importance in our texts..
Ginger,  dry ginger,  turmeric,  etc are medicines not vegetables

Vd. Prerak Shah: I have a question: if swaras are heavy to digest, how can it be helpful for weight loss program?

Vd. Kinshuk Hirpara: It makes stomach to feel heavy for long period, so that makes an obese person away from binge eating in my opinion…..But actually any fibers will take longer for digestion . All fats have false calories and also it makes feel hungry just fr example rarely….. *for example one can't eat a small piece of cake.

Dr Dipak Shirude: Beet juice added with some ginger juice acts as general haematinic ! Coriander juice is very important in emergency of bhallatak or croton reaction ! It is consumed orally as well as applied externally ! I do not use vegetable juices other than above !!

 Vd. Ketan bhimani: Sir, as I m from Jain group, I think no any veg juice can been used. Soup is the best n first option to drink.

Dr Dipak Shirude: Jain philosophy does not allow to squeeze juice of vege or fruits ??

Vd. Prerak Shah: Apart from religious aspect, what Ayurveda says?

Vd. Ajay Pithiya: Bhavprakash,  shak varga

Vd. Manhar Prajapati: Juice is heavy to digest but in allopathy who admited for disease they prefer for juice...its totally wrong... 'Hit bhukh mit bhukh asak bhukh'....

Dr Dipak Shirude: True

 Vd. Ketan bhimani: Raw food produces aama and riped or cooked food produces dhatus  If it is Boiled, can be best for mandagni and related disorders  

Vd. Ajay Pithiya: English translation of shloka from Bhavprakash – a classical text book………Vegetables are of 6 types: leaves,  flowers,  fruit,  stem, tuber and mushrooms (i cant remember appropriate word for 'संस्वेदज' but it mean for mushroom like plant)  ………….And this six are heavy in digestion in ascending order ..  Like flower are heavy than leaf,  fruit are heavy than flower
Most vegetables are heavy to digest,  dry in nature
It vitiates bones,  eye sight, complexion,  rakta and shukra,  hair etc
Also it has negative effects on pragya- the total function of dhi-dhruti-smruti..
All these apart,   i strongly believe that not a single word written by our ancestors in samhita is wrong but we are taking vegetables regularly in our diet..  So had anyone noted any of adverse effect of vegetables?  I had seen few people who had not taken vegetables in diet for a long period,  one among them is late vd.  Shobhan vasani

Dr Dipak Shirude: Interesting knowledge .
Charak :
Shak: Rogvardhananam shreshtha: ||
So shak (vegetables) to be avoided in Rog  avastha (disease conditions) but in normal routine we can consume it . Details of shakvarga is also mentioned in authentic texts with reasonable explanation .
Some shak swaras like Tanduliyak is used while preparing Raskalpas with intention of purification as well as bhavana .. It means that these shak have important and positive role in human health !!

Shri Minoo parabia: Shaak mukam! Vaidyashri Prafullbhai was vehement advocate of this principle. Ref Vishvaahar. A good book to read….Bad effects, I don't know. Needs research……Loosing Pragya! Needs serious contemplation.
Think of productive research and innovation, traffic sense, cleanliness habits, personal ethics etc.  Especially in post British era……I don't have much Idea but I love to believe that India was wealthy and cleaner and far far better in the past.
Please don't misunderstand me. This has come out due to the innate love I have for this country and her people. ….Think about it. ……This is not about veg vs nonveg…….It is said "reduced intake of nitrogenous food is the first sign of human proverty"…..Means protein……..May be I am stirring hornet nest, but than it will be a lesson for me to learn something new.
 Juice as swaras are to be taken, if it is sashtrokta. If anupan are prescribed,  one must follow that.  Only benefit I see of juice over eating wholesome is, one can ingest larger quantity of effective matter compared to chewing and consuming wholesome.

Bunty Gandhi: Not exactly juice but Tomato Soup is quite fine in these winter days ....

Germany Helga Fuchs: Here in Germany Smoothies, means fresh vegetable juice of 2-3 Vegetables and fruits, are now a fashion.
I think if agni is strong, not in the morning in emty stomach, and only made with 1 vegetable, it would be fine. Green bitter vegetables juice are cleaning blood more easy as raw vegetables, as Pitta types love this
If there is some regular treatment for 10 days, with special vegetablesjuice as carrots, tomatoes, red beet, garlic we can get a cleaning effekt in rasa and rakta. This is felt by feeling more fresh. For longer periods or used as food, I think only strong agni can accept it and creates a good effekt. In less quantity, high Bio quality and if mixed, according veerya and Vipaka. Better only one vegetable and 1 hour bevor lunch, but not as breakfast. Time is important for digestion to.

Vd. Ajay Pithiya:  the point - if agni is strong

Friday, January 15, 2016

Cumin (jeera), its uses as home remedies and #Ayurveda references for treatment.

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Today's topic for discussion:  Cumin  (jeera), its uses as  home remedies and #Ayurveda references for treatment.
Dr Bhagyashri Panchal: It is very good digestive herb....

Anand Javeri: I've heard that cumin cools stomach. May be that's why it is used in buttermilk...and may be it facilitates proper secretion of digestive juices.

Ayurveda Garden Kanubhai Yogi: cumin seeds are an important species in gujarati is the best....n useful in many diesease

Baroda Dr. Arti parimal: Feeling lazy n tiered after 4-00 pm …Take 1 teaspoon cumin seeds with mishri (sugar)…

Anand Javeri: What's the benefit of cumin seeds taken with sugar?

Baroda Arti parimal: It's balance pitta and vatta

Dr. Ravindra Upadhyay: " Rogaha Sarveapi. Mandegnau "  the basic. mainstay in the treatment for every disease.  Jirak being. Ushna, Teekshna, Anulomak, Deepak as wellas Pachak, helps to combat Agnimandya, Ajirna, Digestive, Carminative,Stomachic, Antispasmodic, & Anthihelmantic, multiple Health Benefits. Useful for flatulance, indigestion, intestinal disorders like Sangrahani, Pravahika, in comination as well as Single.   In combination with capsaicin, piperine, ginger,& Mint have been found to stimulate pancreatic digestive enzymes like lipase, amylase,trypsin & chymotrypsin which play crucial role in the digestion of the food……….Jeerak or. Jeera should never be consumed Raw, it should be Roasted properly with moderate heat, and used internally either with. buttermilk, or lukewarm. water. Preparations like. Hingashtaka churna, Jirakadyarishta. etc are even useful

Dr Sandeep kakuste Nandurbar: Nice information sir

Tilak Raj Gujrani: Put some desi ghee in a kadhai, add gur (jaggery). Heat it till gur melts, then add jeera. Mix it well while on low flame. Take it down and give it the shape of thin chapati. After delivery in females very good to increase quality and quantity of milk as well as helps in increasing digestive fire, preventing obesity and aids in clearance of lochia.

Vd. Hardik bhatt: Jirak is very good for prasuta ... Jirakadi modak is one of the best yog ..

Deepak Tamboli: What r the medical uses of jeera in various diseases?

Binduben Jayeshbhai: Roasted jeera powder mix with curd is good in diarrhaea….jeera  mix with sugar n ghee is good for pregnant woman as it is good source of iron

Dr Jaydeep: Jeera powder is good to take after delivery for garbhashaya Shoshana.

Dr. Ravindra Upadhyay: roasted jeera crushed with milk, when applied over sprain, helps to overcome pain and inflammation.  ( anubhootyog )

Vd. Sureshbhai Chavda: siddhajal churna paniya  in udarroga ingredinds like jirak.musta.dhanya mix all and use one spoon churna add in one liter hot  water .after use it drinking in day .

Dr. Nikhil Baxi: 1 tsp jira +1tsp dhaniya boiled in 2 glass water & remain 1 glass very useful in burning micturation stat results

Chile Dr. Susana Valdes: cumin is pungent and bitter. is good for digestive sluggisgness, bloating or slow digestion from K or V disturbed. Digest ama so you can use in excess avalambaka kapha in chest.

Dr. Urmil shah: Cumin is an excellent prophylactic medicine to avoid heat stroke.To be chewed raw before going out in Summer

Chile Dr. Susana Valdes: mixed with Coriander and fennel is good dipana pachana tea

Mithunbhai Arya sanskruti: Soonth, jeera and khadi sakar powder mixed eqqually and if taken thrice a day helps in diaorrhea

IPR Chhayaben: take cumin seed slightly heat, make powder, add in curd...used for relief in diahheria...

Sutapa Ranjan: Cumin soaked in hot water and had after or during meals aids in digestion

Punit Agrawal New Delhi: It's Carminative, digestive and bronchodilator

Dr Padarabind patra: Jeera improves sexual health...

Dr. J. T. Contractor: Cumin is good for secretion of urine,removes hookworm infection, digestive property,also good in piles(kalijiri), insomnia,renal colic,common cold, amnesia & in problem of breast milk secretion,

Vd. Dhruti Nirav Bhatt: Cumin seeds powder and blacksalt with warm water give relief in colic and dysmenorrhea…..5th month of pregnancy cumin seeds powder mix with  cow ghee keep it in jar. take 1 tbs every day. it will protect child from Paittik rog

Vd. Milan Prajapati: Aftet vaman procedure if patient having complain of chest heaviness, i give him half crush cumin.

Supra53: When I had the problem of burning in stomach in summer, vaidya advise me to keep cold water with jeera , cardmom & khadi sakar for 6-7 hours &  then drink instead of water. I feel good after doing this.

Dr. Chirag Bhav: In bloating roasted cumin(rock salt) chewing or with buttermilk.In Dysentery cumin use with curd.Also use in lactating mother,Menstrual problems,Asthma

Dr Dipak Shirude: Jeerak 1 tspoonful kept in warm water overnight …..Chewed and ate in the morning , also the remained water to be consumed making warm again ..Home remedy often suggested by me to the ladies suffering menstruation difficulties .. Piles and Gudshoth ...

Powder of Laja + Jeerak powder + Takra …….To be taken as evening diet …….Possibly before sunset ..

Vd. Bhavesh Thakkar: Cumin-seed water is best deepaniya. Also vatagna.
It should be administered as anoopana in all ama and vata condition medicines.

Vd. Dhruti Kagrana: Cumin seeds are known as Jeeraka in Sanskrit. The word is derived from Jeerna – digestion. Hence Jeeraka means that which digests.  Cumin seed is very good in treating digestive track disorders. 
Botanical name – Cuminum cyminum Linn.
Family – Umbelliferae
Hindi name: Safed Jeera, Jeera
Sanskrit Synonyms: Jeeraka, Ajaji – Cumin – Cuminum cyminum, Kana, Jarana
Classical categorization:
Charaka Samhita – Shoolaprashamana – herbs that relieve abdominal pain
Sushruta and Vagbhata – Pippalyadi group of herbs
Cumin seeds medicinal qualities:
Guna (qualities) – Laghu (light to digest), Rooksha (dry)
Rasa (taste) – Katu (pungent)
Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion) – Katu (pungent)
Veerya (potency) – Ushna (hot)
Effect on Tridosha – Kaphavatahara – balances Kapha and Vata, increases Pitta.

Ruchya – improves taste
Deepana, Agnivardhana – Improves digestion strength
Grahi, Sangrahi – absorbant, useful in malabsorption syndrome and diarrhoea,
Medhya – improves intelligence
Garbhashaya Vishuddhikrut – cleanses and detoxifies uterus. Hence it is widely used in post partum care of the mother.
Jvaraghna – Useful in fever
Pachana – carminative
Vrushya – natural aphrodisiac
Balya – improves strength and immunity
Chakshushya – good for eyes, improves vision power
Ruchya – improves taste
Useful on the treatment of Gulma,Adhmana,Atisara ,Grahani ,Krumi,Chardi, Kshaya ,Kushta,Jvara
Scientific research has found that  may cumin stimulate the secretion of pancreatic enzymes, which are key factors in digestion and nutrient assimilation. The spice’s digestive stimulating properties are attributable to its content of volatile oils. The smell of cumin starts enhancing digestion. The smell activates salivary glands. The compound Thymol is found in cumin, and it activates the pancreas to secrete digestive enzymes, as well as bile, to stimulate digestion. It is also a very good source of iron……..Additionally, cumin has anti-oxidant properties to protect the body from free radicals. Cumin also use in morning sickness. 

Vd. Kinshuk Hirpara: Dhanajiru and sakar combination for diarrhoea

Vd. Ketan bhimani: Sunth dhana sakar yukt ushnodak uttam pachak evam vatpitta rechak.

Vd. Hardik bhatt: Jirak is very good for prasuta ... Jirakadi modak is one of the best yog ..

Dr. Rajnish MP: Cumin is best for lactation

Vd. Pankaj Chhayani: Indian dish(specially Gujarati) is made of such a way that it contains nutritional value as well as metabolic value... Cumin, chilly, turmeric, ginger etc having effect on Metabolism (agni) while whole grains, vegetables and dairy products have nutritional value...Cumin is one of them  having good effect on Agni. It improve digestive power.. But its having Agni mahabhoot .. So its useful where Shoshan Karma is desirable... Sometimes it also cause constipation, especially in Elder people...It is helpful in Vatavyadhi where shita guna  of vata is provocated.. But it can increase problem where Ruksha guna of vata is provocated..

Shri Minoo parabia: All Umbellifer s are carminative, antacid and antemetic.
In my childhood, I had heard of successful use of decoction of mixed Umbellifers on Cholera victims. ……Cumin soaked with rice starch like poha flakes can take care of hyperacidity pronto.

Germany Helga Fuchs: Sorry was out for yogateaching for a week, miss something her. Agree about cumin, I for myself use it by cooking as part of 5 panchas, and after food a pinch of cumin in buttermilk. in summertime sometimes with a pinch of rocksalt.

Vd. Kinshuk Hirpara: Cumin seeds are an excellent source of iron, a mineral that plays many vital roles in the body. Iron is an integral component of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen from the lungs to all body cells, and is also part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Anti- inflammatory diet acording to #ayurveda

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Today's topic for discussion:  Anti- inflammatory diet according to #ayurveda

Surat Vd Mukul Patel: Pathya given in classical texts for diseases like aama vata, pain predominant diseases and diseases where you can corelate " inflammatory " conditions can be considered as anti inflammatory diet. Today a lot of research has been done by the ethno botanical sector and certain vegetables, grains, kitchen herbs, etc are labeled anti inflammatory. sunthi fant, (ginger infused water), Mudga yush Barley, Madhulika (Ragi) Ginger, Haridra, Ajmo Whole grains (non processed) Raab type of preparations Dark green leafy vegetables (as per recent research) Cherry

Vd. Bhavesh Thakkar: Below mentioned 10 herbs are included in Sothahara dashemani by charaka ( 10 herbs that relieves Inflammation ) How to use them in daily diet is a matter of innovation of new ideas by vaidyas. Patala - Stereospermum suaveolens Agnimantha - Clerodendrum phlomidis Linn. f. Shyonaka - Oroxylum indicum Vent. Bilva - Aegle marmelos Corr. Kashmarya - Gmelina arborea Linn. Kantakarika – Solanum xanthocarpum, Brihati – Solanum indicum, Shalaparni - Desmodium gangeticum DC. Prishnaparni – Uraria picta and Goksuraka - Tribulus terrestris Linn.

Vd Avni Vyas: Combination of punarnava and gokshur gives good result
Vd. Piyush Prajapati Palanpur: Jalukavcharan (raktmoxan karma) at calcaneal spur..

Vd. Tushar Trivedi: @ dr. Bhavesh sir We can make roti or steam rice in dashmul kwath instead of normal water...

Surat Vd Mukul Patel: Bhavesh bhai na list mathi bilva diet ma lai shakay, in the form of murrabo/jam, sharbat
Vd. Bhavesh Thakkar: Meghaben charak nu list chhe. Me to khali type karyu chhe...

USA Dr. Vijay Jain: Thank you for the information. In my opinion, all autoimmune patients as well as cancer patients should be on anti inflammatory diet. I would include all bitter spices like fenugreek and turmeric as well as bitter fruits and vegetables.
Vd. Bhavesh Thakkar: @ Dr. Tushar Trivedi. Good suggestion. It would be interesting to see effect of roti made from Yava in dashmul water. Meghaben has rightly listed Barly, It is very loudly stated in ayurveda texts to live on Yava for Pramehi ( which happens mainly due to madhur, guru and pisht anna ) Yava is ruksha and laghu thus will protect agni and help reduce guru and snigdha guna of shotha ( inflammations )

USA Dr. Vijay Jain: True

Vd. Kundan Gadhavi: guda-sunthi,guda-pippali, milk processed of panchkol,sadang panic a, gomutra are also antiinflammatory inflammation due to ama dosh sadang paniya or water processed with sunthi-dhaniya

Vd. Dhruti Kagrana: Ch.chi.12 kshvthuchikitsa charaka mentioned Dahi- Curd Amla, Tikshna,Ushna,Guru aahara causes of sotha. Sanksheptaha kriyayogo nidanam parivarjanam... So,avoid this aahara. Acharya charaka also said in samprapti of sotha first dushita dosha is avoid vata imbalance food also.

Vd. Pankaj Chhayani: Essential fatty acids , nut having antiinflammatory activity I think ghrit mand also having antiinflammatory activity Mudga, jangal mans(meat of animal from dry climate), honey, ghee, one year old rice, small radish, ginger water, brinjal, bitter gourd, rock salt, pointed gourd... Human milk

Dr. Satyendra sharma: Inflammation is like a life under volcano. It is responsible for several degenerative diseases. Natural anti inflammatory diet Flaxseed, Pomegranat,Termaric and Moringa leaf are very useful....

Dr.P A Deshpande: Ample exercise pranayam with 80: percent intake of fruits vegetable n 20 percent carbo hydrates is best for weight loss n good health

VD. Tapan: Anti inflammatory diet Morning tea : scramble ginger and boil in water,filter add a little of lemon and a pinch of salt. Lunch : Shifty legume's thick soup Bringol's Bharatu without curds Bajara rotalo. Afternoon tea : Same as morning Dinner : One glass of Luke warm water ... For three to four days. .... Swarjika half spoon thrice with water. This is a ganaral anti inflamatory manue May differ from inflamation of the Aashay Kala and pratyanga.

Dr. Ravindra Upadhyay: As far as Shoth is concerned, to over come Shoth one has to curtail water intake. stop consuming freezed food, and freezed water. Aerated water (  cold drinks,) ice cream, etc. Consuming all sorts of milkshakes, ice creams, kulfi, chilled. lassi, chhash and water on regular basis.

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