Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Ayurvedic Treatment

By Shankar

Chronic fatigue syndrome, do you have it? Fatigue can happen to anyone at some point in their life. However, if it persists, it is a cause of worry. Fatigue can happen if someone works continuously for long hours without taking enough food and water. This can be a temporary issue that can be sorted out by just drinking a glass full of orange juice that will give instant energy.

Some people suffer from chronic fatigue. If you are one among them, then you should find out the exact cause by visiting a doctor. Chronic fatigue syndrome can cause due to certain health disorders which should be treated first to stop the fatigue problem. Ayurveda believes that fatigue is caused by mental stress, physical stress, or by both.

Fatigue need not happen always due to excess physical work. It can also be caused due to mental stress, depression, less physical activity, and boredom. In such case, an Ayurvedic doctor recommends the patient to involve in small physical exercises to overcome the fatigue caused due to mental stress.

Chronic fatigue syndrome is an Ayurveda Pitta disorder. It can be treated by eliminating toxins and improving digestion. Chronic fatigue syndrome can also cause by certain health disorders such as immune system impairment, nervous system dysfunction, low iron deficiency, low blood pressure, pregnancy, and menopause. There are some natural herbs that are useful in treating chronic fatigue syndrome.

Shatavari: This herb is an immune booster. Immune system impairment can also cause chronic fatigue syndrome.

Shilajit: This herb also helps in stimulating the immune system and therefore it helps in treating chronic fatigue syndrome.

Ginger: If you are suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome due to Ayurveda Pitta disorder, then ginger is a good remedy to balance the Pitta dosha. Crush a small piece of ginger and add a few drops of lime juice and a pinch of salt and eat it before each meal. This will take care of all the digestive disorders.

Poor indigestion causes fatigue and therefore making you feel tired and weak. To have proper digestion, enough gastric fire should be present in your digestive system. When the gastric fire is low, the process of digestion becomes slow. As a result, the nourishment from the food is absorbed less and therefore, your energy becomes low. Avoid cool food and drinks to maintain gastric fire in order to have proper digestion.

If your body is affected by infection and virus, herbs such as turmeric, Bhringaraja, Manjistha, and Yellow Dock, are useful in purifying the blood, spleen, and gall bladder. If you have Chronic fatigue syndrome or other fatigue problems Ayurveda recommends breathing exercise and gentle stretching exercise to improve digestion and reducing fatigue problems.

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Cure Insomnia with Ayurvedic Herbs

Insomnia can be cured with Ayurvedic Herbs

By Sunil.

Many people suffer from sleep disturbances or insomnia. However, for some people it is a daily problem; even sleeping pills fail to have their effect. Lack of sleep can cause a lot of problem like improper digestion, acidity, heart burn, nausea, gastric problem, stress, anxiety, and depression.

A sound sleep is very essential for everyone to be healthy. People who suffer from insomnia feel less energetic throughout the day. They will feel weak and tired faster than people who have had good sleep. Many people pop-in sleeping pills to get good sleep. However, it has negative effects on the health of the person taking such pills.

There are several Ayurvedic herbs that can give almost the same effect of the sleeping pills. These natural herbs are a better remedy. Try these natural herbs to get rid of sleep disturbances.

Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is one of the main ingredients included in many Ayurvedic medicines and treatment. Ashwagandha is a good herb that can increase the stamina and strength in the body throughout the day. This herb also helps in calming your mind and giving you sound sleep at night.

Valerian: Ayurveda recommends this herb to cure insomnia. It is one of the most effective herbs that is approved for treating sleep disorders.

Hops: The extracts from this herb is used as an Ayurvedic medicine to give good sleep. This herb is proved to reduce the sleep disturbances.

Lavender: Lavender is used to reduce anxiety and sleep disturbances. It acts as a good tonic for nervous system. Before bedtime, take a bath by adding a few drops of oil in the water. This will help to reduce sleep disturbances.

Calamus root: This herb is very effective in giving you good sleep. The powder made out of this root is taken daily by adding a teaspoon in a glass of warm water and/or milk.

Chamomile: Chamomile is a flowering plant that belongs to daisy family. Chamomile treats insomnia.

Passion flower: The extract from this flower promotes sleep.

Shatavari: This herb also helps to give a better sleep at night.

These Ayurvedic remedies will take care of the sleeplessness problem. However, some of the herbs might not be suitable for all. It is advised to consult a doctor, before you choose Ayurvedic herbs to treat insomnia. If you are having sleep disturbances due to stress and depression, regular exercise and yoga will help to calm your mind and let you have good sleep.

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Weight Gain with Ayurvedic Herbs

Gaining Weight with Ayurvedic Herbs

By Shankar.

Many people are worried about their underweight issues; at the same time, they are confused how to actually go about gaining weight. Many skinny people have difficulty in gaining weight due to certain health disorders. Some of the reasons for being underweight are:

  1. lack of sleep.
  2. high level of stress.
  3. intake of low nutritious food.
  4. lack of exercise.
  5. exposure to pollutants.
  6. diabetes.
  7. dysfunction of thyroid.
  8. hereditary.

If such is the case, then Ayurvedic herbs can play a very important role in the life of these people who want to gain weight and look healthy.

Ashwagandha: It is a very beneficial herb that is widely used in Ayurveda. Being adaptogenic, it is very effective in reducing stress, anxiety, and tension, thereby increasing the strength, energy, and stamina in an underweight.

Brahmi: It is an anti-anxiety Ayurvedic herb – it reduces stress and anxiety. Underweight people, who face difficulty in gaining weight because of stress and anxiety, must use Brahmi as it is a good natural remedy for the mind. It also improves energy and stamina in a person.

Khadira: Khadira is a tree that is commonly found in India. In Ayurveda, the leaves, wood, and barks of this tree are used for the treatment of digestive problems. It is said that a poor digestive system is one of the major causes why many people remain underweight and cannot increase the weight no matter how hard they try. Khadira helps in bringing the digestive system in line.

Shankhpushpi: Shankhpushpi is an indigenous plant that is used for mental stimulation and as a rejuvenation therapy. Shankhpushpi is a brain tonic as well as a good remedy for bowel related problems. This herb is also useful for reducing stress, anxiety, thereby promoting good sleep. It is also effective in improving health and weight gain.

Shatavari: Shatavari is a climbing plant. This herb which is sweet and bitter in taste is used to take care of several health problems. It is beneficial for reducing hyperacidity and stomach ulcers. However, one of the side effects of this herb is that it increases the body weight. If this is the case, then obviously it is good for underweight people who are anxious about gaining weight. Before using this herb, you need to ask an Ayurvedic practitioner.

Ayurvedic herbs do not have life threatening side effects. However, it is suggested to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner before you choose these natural herbs for gaining weight. But all said and done, it is very important for you to find out the major cause of your underweight status.

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Curing Excess Sweating

Curing Excess Sweating with Ayurvedic Treatment

By Shankar.

Sweating is normal and natural way to expel toxins from the body through the skin. However, excessive sweating is a cause of worry. It can be a very embarrassing situation, especially when you go out and work in a company. The body odor due to profuse sweating can cause people, friends or colleagues to move away from you. That alone is a good reason to cure excess sweating.

Excessive sweating is related to certain health problems. Normally, sweat appears during fever, exercise, hot weather, stress, anxiety, obesity and drinking alcohol. Excessive sweating can also cause due to certain ailments like menopause, high blood pressure, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, AIDS, and tuberculosis.

Normal sweating is a healthier way to remove the toxins from your body. If you think that you are sweating profusely, then there are some Ayurvedic plants to help you out to be free from this excessive sweating condition. The benefit of Ayurveda treatment is to cure any ailments in a natural way without any harmful side effects. This includes curing excess sweating.

Ashwagandha: If you are sweating excessively due to stress, anxiety, and tension, you can use this herb to cure you from certain emotional imbalance.

Sage: It helps in calming the nerve fibers that produces sweat. The decoction of sage leaves is very beneficial for suppressing perspiration. Add four tablespoon of sage leaves to two cups of water and boil it for about five minutes. Drink this after straining every morning. Sage can also be used in combination with the herbs like horsetail and valerian.

Horsetail: This herb is primarily used as a diuretic. It stimulates a better flow of urine and flushes out all the infections from the bladder without affecting the body. This is a help in curing excessive sweating.

Valerian roots: It is very useful in reducing the stress and anxiety. Ayurveda research shows that the extracts from its root will help a person to have an undisturbed sleep for prolonged period. Excessive sweat can also cause due to lack of sleep, stress, and anxiety.

Astragulus: Commonly known as shatavari is a better herb, especially for women. It takes care of all the health problems of women. Excess sweating can also be caused due to menopause. This herb helps in reducing and curing excess sweating and balances it.

White Peony root: White peony is a beautiful flower. The root of this plant is beneficial in treating abdominal pain, irregular mensus, and excess sweat in the night.

Schisandra berry: It has an astringent property that helps in reducing excess sweat in the night. It also reduces tiredness and sleep disturbances.

These ayurvedic plants may not be suitable for some people especially for pregnant women. Consult an Ayurvedic practitioner before you start using these natural herbs to cure excess sweating.

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Longevity and Ayurvedic Herbs

Increase Longevity with Ayurvedic Herbs

By Shankar.

Many people suffer from tiredness, weakness, and inactive life due to some health disorders. This make them feel older than their age and remain unhappy throughout their life. If you want have more longevity, to live better, active, longer, healthy and independent, you should prevent illness by taking some precautions.

You should manage to prevent mental and health disorders like emotional imbalance, excess weight, digestive disorders, diabetes, cholesterol, joint pains, heart diseases, lung diseases, liver diseases, and kidney diseases. Now what is the secret method to prevent such health disorders that reduces your longevity or life span? Well, stop completely alcohol, smoking, and excess drugs to treat such diseases. Switch to Ayurvedic medicinal herbs that have no side effects and also enhance you to live longer, healthier and happier life.

Amla: Amalaki in Sanskrit means ‘sustainer of health’. This herb enhances longevity and delays the signs of ageing. It is a good tonic for eyes. It is an adaptogen that normalizes the function of the body, improves immunity and balances neuroendocrine system. Stress is the major cause for several serious health disorders like heart attacks. Amla is proved to treat stress and its related health disorders.

Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha in Sanskrit means “smelling like a horse”. This herb is both an adaptogen and rasayana. Adaptogen helps to improve your ability to cope with daily stress and rasayana means it improves the quality of life and longevity. It is considered as sedative that promotes sleep. It is also beneficial in treating stress related disorders like hyperacidity, hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis.

Almond: Ayurveda considers almond as a nutrient food for the brain and nervous system. It induces high intellectual level and longevity. Studies say that almond has anti-inflammatory and immunity booster effects.

Bhringraj: Ayurveda considers this herb for longevity and rejuvenation. Studies show that is has antihepatotoxic activity. It also takes care of gastric problems and pain. It gives relief from nausea and vomiting in ulcer patients.

Brahmi: It is a revitalizing herb for the nerves and the brain. It improves intelligence, longevity, and short term memory. It is a good medicine used for all respiratory problems and mental disorders. It also helps in purifying blood and treats chronic skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, and leprosy.

Saffron: The extracts of saffron can enhance memory and protects brain cells. It is effective in treating stress, anxiety, depression and its related health disorders. It regulates mood, sleep, and appetite.

Gudduchi: This single herb by itself is a powerful longevity enhancer. It is also one of the main ingredients in rasayana (prepared with a combination of herbs) that is used for enhancing longevity. It promotes the coordination between the mind and body. It increases the quality and quantity of life.

Shatavari: According to ancient Ayurvedic scriptures, shatavari is known as a ‘Universal Rasayana’. This herb promotes longevity and rejuvenates the body especially muscle tissues. It is a revitalizer that gives relief from age related problems.

Neem: This bitter Ayurvedic herb is one of the most effective rejuvenator. It enhances longevity and memory. It takes care of ageing disorders. Regular use of this herb gives strong immunity power to the body. It is also used for the treatment of skin problems.

These Ayurvedic herbs have the natural healing power and promote longevity. Regular exercises, yoga, and meditation also add and guarantee your personal wellness. So start on with your new life.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome in a Natural Ayurvedic Way

By Shankar.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the gastrointestinal problem suffered by several people. The symptoms are constant constipation, diarrhea, acidity, flatulence, bloating, and improper expelling of the bowel. Intake of spicy food, carbonated drinks, alcohol, and certain drugs can aggravate the digestive problems.

The exact cause for irritable bowel syndrome is yet unknown. However, poor lifestyle and improper diet can bring this digestive disorder. Ayurveda believes that any kind of ailment is triggered due to improper digestion. Stressed life can be another major reason for causing irritable bowel syndrome.

Ayurveda recommends in changing the diet and lifestyle to treat digestion problems. Ayurveda treatment starts by eliminating the toxins from the body and maintaining proper digestion. It helps in strengthening the immunity system. Ayurveda therapy is used on patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. Also there are several natural remedies that help in treating this digestive disorder.

Psyllium: This is fibrous which is essential for having proper digestive system. It helps in giving relief from constipation, diarrhea, intestinal problems and irritable bowel syndrome.

Bromelain: It is useful in treating inflammation of the intestines. It acts as digestive enzyme. When this is taken after each meal, it helps in having proper digestion.

Shatavari: This herb is useful in improving the digestive system. It is an effective medicine for treating stomach acid and ulcers. It gives relief from the digestive problems like bloating, reflux, and flatulence.

Guduchi: This herb is a good natural remedy for digestive disorders. It helps in treating chronic constipation, diarrhea, hyperacidity, flatulence, and abdominal pain. It treats irritable bowel syndrome very effectively.

Shankhpushpi: This herb is useful in improving digestion. It is used to treat digestion disorders especially caused due to stress and anxiety. This herb is used for the treatment of gastric ulcer.

Aloe Vera: This herb has several healing factors. It is also beneficial in treating digestive upsets. It helps in curing the problems in the intestinal tract that cause irritable bowel syndrome. The juice or the gel of this herb can be taken orally to treat digestive disorders.

Holy basil: This herb is said to have anti-inflammatory properties which helps in treating ulcer and irritable bowel syndrome.

Brahmi: This herb is very useful in treating diarrhea which is the main symptom of irritable bowel syndrome.

Ginger: Chewing a small piece of fresh ginger after each meal will help in having proper digestion. Ginger helps in reducing irritable bowel syndrome.

These natural remedies, Ayurveda therapy, proper diet, healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, yoga, and meditation are all part of natural holistic treatment done in ayurveda. Each individual is treated based on the age, sex, history, and the type of body. Ayurveda treatments have very minor side effects. However, they are very effective in treating any kind of health disorder.

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Ayurvedic Menopause Symptom Remedies

Ayurvedic Remedies are the Best for Treating Menopause Symptoms

By Shankar.

Menopause is a natural state of health condition that every woman in the age group between 45 and 55 has to go through. Women who are at the pre-menopausal stage will have less estrogen and progesterone hormone levels in them causing irregular periods or scanty periods, and then gradually it ends.

The visible symptoms in a woman who reaches the stage of menopause are mood swings, hot flushes or hot flashes, excess sweating especially in the night, weakness, restlessness, sleeplessness, excessive hair fall, and joint pain.

According to Ayurveda information, menopause is not a disease, but a natural health state of women. The advancing age in women brings some changes in physical life causing menopause.

Ayurveda information about menopause is different from medical science. According to Ayurveda, there are three types of menopause known as Vata type menopause, Pitta type menopause, and Kapha type menopause. Each type of menopause will require different method of treatments.

The symptoms of Vata type menopause are stress, anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness. Women with Pitta type menopause show the signs of anger, hot flushes, and irritable nature. The symptoms of Kapha type menopause are excess weight gain and feel of mental heaviness.

For the right treatment, women should know the basic Ayurveda information – its correct treatment, diet chart, exercises, yoga, and meditation. If you follow these ayurvedic treatment and guidance by making slight changes in your lifestyle, you can overcome all the unwanted symptoms of menopause very easily.

There are several natural herbs used in Ayurveda for treating almost all the symptoms of menopause. They help in giving you energy and also treat your emotional disorders. They also help in balancing the hormones and rejuvenate your reproductive system.

 

Alfalfa: This herb has a wide spectrum of nutrients that serve as an antioxidant in the bloodstream. It contains phytoestrogens that is beneficial in regulating the hormones in women in their menopausal stage.

Shatavari: This herb is a good remedy for the menopausal symptoms like hot flashes. It balances the female hormonal system.

Aloe Vera: Prepare a decoction using this herb and milk and drink it to give you relief from all emotional imbalances.

Saffron: Mix a pinch of saffron in a glass of milk and drink it to calm your mind and emotions.

Ashwagandha: It is used as a medicine for treating all the mental disorders. It relaxes your mind and body.

Some women feel that menopause is a freedom from monthly periods, while others are affected mentally and physically. Ayurvedic remedies are the best solution for tackling such problems related to menopause as they do not have any side effects.

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Treat Menorrhagia

Ayurvedic Plants to Treat Menorrhagia

By Shankar.

Menorrhagia is the medical term for heavy bleeding for prolonged period. In normal menstrual cycles, the bleeding lasts up to three to five days with normal quantity of blood flow. In case of Menorrhagia, the heavy bleeding extends more than seven days. Women suffering from this problem find difficult in going out comfortably.

Menorrhagia can be caused due to several reasons:

1. If you are going through certain treatment or medication, then there is a chance for heavy bleeding.

2. The use of certain contraceptives like Intrauterine devices (IUDs) can cause heavy bleeding in some women.

3. Uterine disorders like fibroids in the uterus and uterus cancer can be the major reason for prolonged heavy bleeding, which needs to be diagnosed fast and take medications immediately.

4. If you are suffering from hypothyroidism, it can cause menorrhagia.

Ignoring the symptoms of Menorrhagia can lead you to acnes, sudden weight gain, sleeplessness, anemia, inability to conceive, and can even lead to uterus fibroids or cancer.

There are some ayurvedic plants to help you out in solving the symptoms of Menorrhagia. It has no harmful side effects. Using these natural herbs is the safe and effective method in treating heavy periods.

Shatavari: This herb is used as a uterine tonic for women. It is primarily used in regulating the menstrual cycle. It helps in treating menstrual problems like Menorrhagia and Dysmenorrhoea. It has unctuous properties that help in increasing the chances of conception and also strengthens the uterine.

Mugwort: It is useful in treating Menorrhagia. It also helps in treating fibroids, Dysmenorrhea, and Endometriosis. Prepare infusion using one teaspoon of Mugwort in one cup of water and drink this.

Manjistha: This plant is useful in treating Menorrhagia. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help in purifying the blood. This herb helps in reducing menstrual bleeding.

Sage: It prevents blood clots and it is useful in heavy menstrual bleeding. Sage tea is recommended to get relief from hot flashes.

Raspberry: It has astringent properties that help in reducing excessive bleeding. It also calms and reduces the cramps during this time.

Valerian: This herb is a good muscle relaxant. It helps in reducing menstrual cramps during heavy periods.

The above ayurvedic plants are beneficial in taking care of heavy periods. Keep these natural herbs in stock to cure Menorrhagia or heavy bleeding naturally. But before that, it is very important that you consult your Ayurvedic practitioner to find out if you are suffering from any serious problems like uterine fibroids or uterine cancer which requires immediate surgery.

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