Thursday, June 28, 2018

Use of Jamun (Syzygium Cumini) according to Ayurveda


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Next topic for discussion: Use of Jamun (Syzygium Cumini) according to Ayurveda
Vd. Jignesh Thakkar: Jumun seed powder is being used extensively in madhuprameh. personally I felt that this is useful but should be avoided in shit rutu. Because it causes dryness in body. At the same time I feel it should be avoided in constipated patient . As kashay ras of jamu causes more stambhan. Others observation may be different. I have observed only small number of patient with jambu.
There is a said in gujarati that "એની માં જાંબુ ખાધા એટલે કાળો મેશ" Means probably his mother had consumed jambu during pregnancy that is why see is black .According to Ayurveda " जाम्बवः वतजनानानं" Means jambu is on top amongst vat creating fruits. When vata is vitated during pregnancy the feotus will get black colour that is another ayurveda principal. So the said may be because of this hypothesis ..I think this fruit should be avoided during pregnancy.
Dr. Shantanandkumar: Don't drink milk after eating Jambu.

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Vd. Pritam Bharat Veer: Jamun seeds are mainly used in Ayurveda treatment. Among other things, it is especially beneficial in controlling blood sugar levels in diabetics. India was previously called as Jambudveepa. An Island where Jambu trees are abundant. Its botanical name is Syzigium cumini or Eugenia jambolana or Myrtus cumini. It belongs to Myrtaceae. It is also known as Jamoon and Jambul. 
Medicinal qualities of Jamun 
Rasa (Taste) – Kashaya (astringent), Madhura (sweet), Amla (sour)
Guna (qualities) – Laghu (light to digest), Rooksha (dry)
Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion) – Katu (pungent)
Veerya (potency) – Sheeta (cold)
Effect on Tridosha – It increases Vata but balances Kapha and Pitta.
 Jamun uses:
Grahi – absorbant, useful in malabsorption syndrome and diarrhea
Vatakara – increases Vata
Shramahara – relieves tiredness
Pittahara, Dahahara – balances Pitta and its symptoms like burning sensation.
Kantarti hara – relieves throat pain
Useful in
Shosha – Emaciation
Krimi – worm infestation, infection
Shwasa – Asthma, COPD, wheezing, breathing difficulty
Atisara – diarrhoea, dysentery
Kasa – cough, cold
Vishtambhini – causes constipation, useful in diarrhea and dysentery
Rochana – improves taste, useful in anorexia
Pachani – Improves digestion.
कषायमधुरप्रायं गुरु विष्टम्भि शीतलम्|
जाम्बवं कफपित्तघ्नं ग्राहि वातकरं परम्||१४०||
kaṣāyamadhuraprāyaṃ guru viṣṭambhi śītalam|
jāmbavaṃ kaphapittaghnaṃ grāhi vātakaraṃ param||140|| – Charaka Sutrasthana 27
Madhura – sweet
Kashaya – slightly astringent,
Guru – heavy
Vishtambhi – producer of wind in abdomen, causes bloating
Sheetala – coolant
balances  Kapha and Pitta,
Grahi – absorbant, bowel binding
Vatakara – aggravator of Vata.
Part used: Fruit, seed, leaf, stem bark.
Dose:
Fresh juice – 10 – 20 ml
Powder – 3- 6 grams in divided dose per day.
Overall, with the word jamun, you need to remember two main usage:
1. Diabetes.
2. Astringent and styptic, hence used in quick wound healing, in diarrhoea, menorrhagia etc where the bleeding or extra flow needs to be stopped.
Ayurvedic medicines with Jambul as ingredient: 
Puhsyanuga Churna– A powerful herbal powder, used in menstrual disorders.
Musli Khadiradi Kashayam, Ushirasav
Exclusively Jambu bij churn is used for Madhumeh i.e. purely kafaj prameh. As all said not to be used when there are vaataj symptoms and vaat prakruti of patient.
Dr. V B. Maheshwari: Jamun has a historical reference in our texts.
The best use if jamun is in madhumeh as it is favourite fruit of Lord Ganpati .
..............कपिथ जम्बू फल चारु भक्षण ।।
It's Ganpati stuti. May b Lord Ganpati is first madhumehi. Bcoz HE is having all nidana of madhumeh.
Vd. Hardik bhatt: To cure indigestion of jamun .. use lavan as anupan.
Dr. Vivek D. Shah: I am using jambu fal majja widely in *sthaulya* and *madhumeh*. I also use in some skin disease like in *wet eczema*.
Dr. Mahavir Patil: in skin --- external or internal?
Dr. Vivek D. Shah: External aplication.. As *lep* in combination with other ayurvedic ointments..
Vd. Sachin Kadlag: Jambu and Amra together in conjunction with each other is several times mentioned in  Charaka  Samhita. Fresh young leaves of Jambu and Amra by making   decoction is used in Chardi   ( vomiting ) .  cha chi 20 /30
Jambu fruits  are not be consumed by patients of Mutrakruccha ( difficulty in urination )   as well as Mutra ashmari  ( urinary calculi ) . Charak Chikitsa 26/76 . few inferences and references of jambu from Charak Samhita.
Nitin Shah: It’s a type of berry. The prime taste is astringent. It is one of the fruit with low glycemic index and can be safely used by diabetics also.
Dr Anshul Bahl: It increases vata and balance pitta and kapha.
Farook Khatri: It is good for liver
Brazil Anália Meirelles: Jamun is the name in english?
Dr Praveen soni: black plum Syzygium cumini, java plum
Dr. Jigar Joshi: Jamun is very effective as GRAHI
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Compiled by - Dr. Dhruti Kagrana


Gulkand - a popular Ayurveda recipe to beat the heat


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Next topic for discussion: Gulkand - a popular Ayurveda recipe to beat the heat
Ayulink: Gulkand acts as a best pitta shaman, anti hyperacidity, reduces nausea, vomiting (morning or evening sickness). For first trimester management in pregnancy.
Vd Sandeep Kumar: How we can make gulkand at home?
Dr. Mahavir Patil: plz let me know which classical text give ref. of gulkand.
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Vd. Jignesh Thakkar: In ancient times gulkand was not only made out of rose But also other flowers. Gulkand of Aragvadh is helpful in skin diseases and digestive tract diaorders. Gulkand kalpana is shita in property. gulkand is useful in skin disease and menorrhagia, hyper acidity, burning sensation in eyes palms and feet.
Dr. Sushant Patil: Shalmali flowers are also used to make this Kalpana. This acts on uterine disorders.
Ayulink: Suryatapi Gulkand recipe to make at home:
- take rose petals 500 grams, clean it - wash it thoroughly
- take 1 kilo grinded rock sugar powder
- take a neat and clean porcelain jar / bottle or glass bottle
- First spread a layer of rose petals on the bottom of jar, on top of it spread grinded sugar
- repeat the same, till petals and sugar utilized
- close the jar and tie the mouth of jar with cotton cloth
- keep this jar in sun light for 8 to 10 days (In Indian summer time)
- After 10 days, you will observe that sugar has melted with rose petals and a nice thick jam is ready to consume.
Gulkand is know as *Rose Petal marmalade* in Europe
Dr Jayesh Patel: Rock sugar must be used. Now a days many pharmacy uses plain sugar instead of rock sugar. So can't get proper result.
Dr. Anita Phadatare: Here repeat the same, means on next days we have to remove rock sugar & rose petals & again we have to fill the same?
Vd Sandeep Kumar: No .It means Layer by layer.

Dr. Hiral Khakhar: We can also add cardamom or prawal pishti in it..
Dr. Arvind Shahane: Gulkand is Pitt shamak, Pittaj twak rog, Stop bleeding.
Ayulink: my question is Is there any specific type of rose petls to choose for this recipe?
Dr Anzil Eramangalath: Gulkand recipe?
Gary Yuen: According to CP Khare's Indian Medicinal Plants, multiple roses go by the name taruni but gulkand uses rosa damascena.
Croatia Branko Markovic: Few years back I try to do it in same manner as described above. But I used brown raw sugar as Cristal sugar here is only industrial.. So, nothing melted and it stayed even 2 month on sun during summer. What can we use for making it right in Europe?
Gary Yuen: would this work? https://www.satnam.eu/sharkara-ayurvedic-sugar-500-g-p-3468.html
Vd Sandeep Kumar: We can crush and use
 Ayulink: This method is called Surya tapi means with the help solar heat. If you can't find solar heat. u can apply other forms of heat to melt the sugar and mix it with petals like a process to make Jam. Many commercial producers in India (having large production), don’t go for solar heat - as it requires a large vessels, slow process etc.
Croatia Branko Markovic: Yes this is from our Prerak Ji. Just to mix rose with melted sugar? Yes I was thinking to do classical jam cocking like instead. while on the sun it should have a lid yes? You wore mentioning cotton cover..
Vd. Pritam Bharat Veer: Gulkand recepy - Rose petals and khand sharkara kept in a vessel fir longer time. Gulkand is very good pitta shamak especially for ushna gun of pitta. I tell patients to take gulkand 1 tsp+ 1cup milk+ 1 cup water.Boil until sidhha milk remains. Have it in rasayan kal. A very good rasayan too.
You can give this combination in kids. It's very tu yummy. So they like it. Also no need to add artificial flavours in milk like bournvita n all. As we are doing it by kshir sidhhi it will not increase kafa dosh. Everyone can try this. In case if you don't have time they add it in milk n have it. But in kids I do prefer sidhha kshir. I don't know the word but it's Gavthi gulab which must be used. Don't use those which are sold for the purpose of decorations. Now a days we get praval yukt gulkand too. In glass bottle or mruttika patra. But keep it air tight.
Croatia Branko Markovic: So my process was not good only because of shakara was not there? It was air tight on sun for 2 months and nothing happened..
Vd. Pritam Bharat Veer: without sharkara how can you prepare gulkand???
Croatia Branko Markovic: with brown sugar
Vd. Pritam Bharat Veer: Ok , I dont know gun of brown sugar so cant say.Try by using khand sharkara i.e. khadisakhar which we call in marathi.
Croatia Branko Markovic: Tnx
Dr. Bhavini Raja: Can we use dried rose petals? Is pink roses are more useful?
Vd Rameshwar Dhanaji: can we have picture of it ?
Vd. Dhruti Nirav Bhatt: Gulkand is Pittshamak,Dah shamak,trisha shamak. It's beneficial in Acidity,Burning of palm and foot,burning of eyes,Piles,In Pregnancy for nausea and vomiting. Indian Rose (Deshi Gulab)Petals r must be used for Gulkand . One pharma company makes Gulkand from Puskar Gulab .It has really good quality.I use Gulkand with milk or make coldrink from it .has very cooling effect when hyperacidity.
Dr. Bhavini Raja: Which pharma company?
Gary Yuen: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3586833/
It's interesting there's anti-HIV properties. At least dozens of herbs have been shown as such. I don't think anyone has considered if there is a cure through herbs and diet, but it may be possible if one has a strong enough immune system.
Ayulink: I have heard that rose flowers grows in Haldi Ghati area in Rajasthan are best. And few people / home industry, produce gulkand in that area. That is best in quality.
Most important is having good quality of rock sugar. Usually sweeteners available in local markets (sugar, jaggery (gud) or others are acidic in nature (there pH value is around 1.5 to 3). If this kind of sharkara is used, we dont get proper results. Acidic sweeteners can't control pitta.  But in ayurvedic texts the quality of sharkara is " it controls daha - burning, chhardi - vomit and trushna - thirst. How come? Means the sharkara (rock sugar) must have coolant effect in the body. Means such sharkara must have alkaline effect or high pH. This inspired me and my Guru in 1999 to make several trials to produce such rock sugar or sharkara, as per narrated in the books (without using any chemical) > nd we got success to produce sharkara with aprox 5.5 or above pH. (which is mentioned earlier by our friend Branko in this discussion).
The Gulkand produced with this sharkara is absolutely tasty and effective.
Only negative point: this sharkara is having more then double cost, so Indianpeople dont buy and ulkand is also not easy to sell in the Indian market.
Vd. Dhruti Nirav Bhatt: Yes it's true
Vd. Gurumahantesh: Can u explain sir How to prepare such sharkara
Ayulink: It's open pan boiling method, like in old style
Vd. Gurumahantesh: Means take sugar cane juice and boil?
Vd. Hardik bhatt: In charak sushrut and vagbhatt samhita there is no any referance for gulkand. Gulkand came from arabian countries in India. Acharya bhavprakash and afterwards gulkand is used. Gul means not only gulab or rose but any flower is used for gulkand. Gul is arabian word. Mostly we made gulkand from rose.. red rose. We can made gulkand from aaragvadh-- flowers, Vasa flowers also.
Vd. Jignesh Thakkar: My view is little different  previously same kalpna was known as sarkar kalpna .Then after modified form of sarkar came back to india as gulkand
Ayulink: My guru Late Vd. Kirit Pandya was preparing Neemkand from neem flowers. He was leading Ayurvedic dermatologist and was having very good results with this Neemkand
Vd. Pritam Bharat Veer: Good idea , can you tell us nirman vidhi?? It can.be very useful .
Dr. V B. Maheshwari: Prepration procedure is same as like with rose. Use nimba instead of rose
 Ayulink: Yes. True. Replace neem flowers or neem seeds / Manjiri in  place of rose petals. It is very effective in chronic skin condition
Vd. Pritam Bharat Veer: We can use nimb leaves too or not
Vd. Dhruti Nirav Bhatt: Neem flowers are called Mohar
Vd Garima Shukla: We - in Gujarat call "manjar"
Gary Yuen: Is there a preferred source for roses? I've seen this Persian kind. It might be correct though i don't how the quality compares. Unani texts have the most info about damask rose itself. Some properties: aphrodisiac, cardiac stimulant, calms the heart.
Dr. Samir Suneri: Gulkand is good pittsamak dravya and I also using this as anupan with mahavatvidhvansak ras ekangweer rasa.
Dr. Ankita Saurabh Darji: We can add some cardamoms.
Dr. Misbah suhana: Gulkhand with navneeta helps in constipation
Dr. Ruchi Lucknow: Gulkand with mukta pistti  works good  in epistaxis in children
Dr. Samir Suneri: Nice information. In which type of constipation we can use this drug
Manoj Advaith: Gulkand is commonly used as an ingredient of Paan, a popular dessert and digestive of Pakistan and North India. Health benefits of Gulkand include alleviating all heat related problems like tiredness, lethargy, itching, aches and pains, reduces burning sensations in the soles and palms.It treats mouth ulcers, makes teeth and gums strong and also reduces redness and inflammation of the eyes.It reduces women's problems like leucorrhea and heavy menses. It improves appetite, betters digestion, corrects digestive issues. It is an excellent tonic, reduces stress, strengthens the heart, liver and central nervous system. Gulkand with nagakesara and jayaphala is helpful in burning micturation
Dr Anshul Bahl: Does gulkand increases kapha?
Dr. Jigar Joshi: Must be as it contains good amount of Sharkara.
Dr. Vikas Sharma: Gulkand of jhandu push for atiartav and also for masik dharm ruja shamnarth
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dashamool - as best vata pacifying medicine #Ayurveda


Views shared by several Ayurveda professionals and non-Ayurveda people in discussion group:
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Next topic for discussion: Dashamool -  as best vata pacifying medicine #Ayurveda
Dr. P S. Desai: I am using Dashmool kwath post operatively in ano rectal surgery. Which gives better anti inflammatory effect and also reduces pain. When it given Luke warm it also gives purgative effect.
Dr.Sanjeev Gupta: I used Dashmool kwath in Neuropathic pain. Dashmool kwath work as best vatshaman in post partum period. Work very well on Apan area
Vd. Hardik bhatt: Dashmoola is best shothghna...
Dr. Mahendra Sharma: Dashmool i use for post pregnancy , post surgery and for inflammation. It is one of the best medicine for vata and inflammation also...
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Dr. Pranita Shah: What do we get in the market in the name of dashmool??? Roots of ten plants/trees. How many trees are cut down for these roots?? Does the demand-supply match?
Dr. P S. Desai: Not getting all ten contents. Mostly we get Laghu panchmul. As it is easy to get and can cultivate.
Vd. Dhruti Nirav Bhatt: Dashmool Kwath for Vardhaman Haritaki , castor oil for Vatanuloman . I  Using those medicines for Arthritis, Swelling,  Gynaecological promlems. Sunthi ,Ajwain also have good effect. Hingwastak powder with lukewarm water Gives very good results. Rasnasaptak Kwath,Shankhvati have good results
Vd. Sureshbhai Chavda: I used dashmool kwath in  pcod or obesity with unovulation
Shri Minoo parabia: All the ingredients of Dashmoola in Mool form are not available in good quantity. Patla has controversy between two species. Bark of tree species and Panchang of Laghumoola are used. Instead of all ten people compromise with 6 or 7 of them. Even though the results are commendable. From Gujarat medicinal plants board a substantial project of Rs. 6.5 crore was obtained for Dashamoola conservation. I don't the present state of the project. Prishna parni, brihati, and all Guru moola were to be emphasized.
Vd. Pritam Bharat Veer: Dash means 10. Mul means roots. Comprises 5 Bruhatpanchamul + Laghunpanchmul. All these 10 roots are from vataghna aushadhi. Daahamul basti , dashamul kwath dashmul tel , dashmul churn are different preparations of dashmul. Dashmul tel for uttarbasti in infertility cases gives a very good results. Dashmul tel anuwasan basti for PCOD , Vataj yonivyapad , adhodr shul cases and many more related to vaat. Dashmul kwath along with kumari asawa can be given in irregular menses. PCOD cases in shaman chikitsa. For Sarvang vaat prashaman we can do sarvang sneh and Swed with dashmul tel and Swed of bharad . Dashamul is given in pure vataj problems.
Gary Yuen: Is the patala controversy over different species of stereospermum? That and other plants might have relatives in other parts of south Asia that may work as a substitute
Dr. Jyoti Ashok: Dashamoola katutryi kashaya is good in kasa, to remove endometrial thickness, shotha etc. Dashamoolarishta with amrutarishta in fever. Dashamoolarishta with amritarishta & vasarishta in RTI.
Dr. Rachana Mumbai: In shushka kaas I give dashmula kadha tabs for anuloman of vayu
Shri Minoo parabia: Stereosoermum personatum and S.suaveolens , both are used as patla
Dr. Jigar Joshi: Most of its dravyas are Ushnavirya
Vd Ashish Kumar: दशमूल काढ़े को वातज शोथ और सूतिका रोगों में सफल उपयोग किया।
Vd. Rupa Raval: Dashmoola- Combination of Kshudra Pancha Mool Sarivan, Pithvan, Badi Kateri, Choti Kateri and gokharua and Mahat Pancha Mool Bilva, Agnimantha, Shyonak, Kashmari and Patala. Use inflammation, swelling in body. It generally alleviates all the three dosh and is effective especially when Vayu and Kapha are aggravated in excess.
Dr. Bindiya U Shanghvi: Dashmool is also best for rheumatoid arthritis
Dr. Krishnapriya: Dasamoolasritha ksheeram sadya soola nivaranam
Dr. Dhara Trivedi: Also good result in dysmenorrhoea
Dr. Vikas Sharma : Best combination for vatveh nadi shoth. Promote healing of nerve fiber injury
Manoj Advaith: It is also helpful in vibandha(constipation)...
Dr. Vikas Sharma : Help to pacify anxiety state
Niraliben shah: How to use in joint pain?
Ayulink: Dadamula kwath or decoction is available in the market, which can be used for joint pain.
Ayulink: Commerical liquids available in the market are not as effective as raw bhuka. That is also my experience. But patients doesn't want to consult Vaidya and wishes to buy direct from chemist. Chemists sell the products which are giving high profit. Who cares for quality.
Dr. Rajendra Joshi: Which company is better
Ayulink: For liquids? Or Bhuka?
Dr. Nehal Shah: Recently, I found  that now a days Dashmoolarisht is sold as labelled of Herbal wine for thyroid treatment.
Ayulink: Wow. That's a new approach of marketing. We don't know it is good or bad, but new style of marketing...that is sure.
Dr. Nehal Shah: Yes. I was surprised also
Dr Avadhut Mohite: According to Bhaishajya Ratnakar Dashmool is given in Vajikaran Adhikar. Ratnakar says Dashmool is Vaat and Kapha har but Pitta vardhak
Farook Khatri: Dashmoola katutrayam is highly beneficial in nasal congestion
Brazil Anália Meirelles: With basti?
Dr. Dhara Trivedi: No
Dr. Amrish A Shah: Bhuka is best. Bhuka is use Hraday Rog
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Dry eye and Tear duct blockage of eye management with #Ayurveda

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