Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Educational article | medicinal values | spreading hog weed

      Spreading hog weed is found all over  India in the rainy season. There are two types of spreading hog weed, one is white and other is red. Between them red spreading hog weed is found more and has medicinal values. The different parts of this herb like leaves,stem and flowers are of red color. When the fruits of it ripe, it dries from top of it. When rainy season comes, it germinates again, so, it is called spreading hog weed. This type of herb spreads very soon, it is 2-3 m long with tender branches, leaves longer by 1 inch from half, round or oval, mild hairy, placed in front of one another. The flowers are small, pink colored. The fruits are 1/2 inch long. In rainy season, both the flowers and fruits come.

Chemical constituents- Potassium nitrate, nitrate and chlorate are found in it.

Properties- It is a pain killing, cool, heart stimulating and urinating herb. It is used in heart diseases, dropsy, jaundice, strangury and kidney disorders. It has good effects on blood circulation and heart. It increases the number of red blood cells in our blood, increases the strength and stamina of the body. It destroys leprosy, fever and venom. Due to the presence of potassium nitrate, it increases the capability of heart to contract. It provides potassium to our body as well as being an urinating herb.

Sleeplessness- Take 50-100 ml decoction of spreading hog weed, it will make you sleep.

Eye diseases- Grind its root, mix ghee and use as kohl (kajal) in your eyes, it will cure the swelling of the eyes. For curing the redness of the eyes, use as kohl (kajal) by mixing honey to the grinded root.

Itching of the eyes- Rub its root with the juice of false daisy (bhringraj or bhangra) and use it on your eyes. It will give relief from the itching of the eyes.

Night blindness- Rub its root with water and use it on your eyes. It will cure the night blindness.

Stomatitis (mouth sores)- Grind its root with milk and apply it on the blisters. It will give relief from mouth sores.

Heart diseases- Eat its leaves in your meal. It is very beneficial in heart diseases.

Spitting blood- If the blood is coming in patient's spit repeatedly, take 5-10 g root of spreading hog weed and powder of saathi rice, cook with juice of sultana, milk and ghee, give it to the patient to drink.

Cough-Take powder of spreading hog weeds root, mix sugar with it, take the mixture two times daily for dry cough.

Asthma- Mix 500 mg turmeric with 3 g powder of root of spreading hog weed and take two times daily to cure asthma.

Children's disease- Take 100 g spreading hog weed leaves, 200 g of sugar candy powder, 12 g of long pepper powder and cook the mixture for half an hour. Keep in a bottle after cooling. Give 4-10 drops daily to the children, it will cure their cough, lungs' disease, asthma, heart disease, salivary problem etc many diseases.

Vomiting- 2-5 g powder of spreading hog weed root helpful in vomiting. Never try to take much quantity.

Appetite- Take 2-3 g powder of spreading hog weed root with sugar candy powder to increase appetite.

Indigestion- Take 1 teaspoonful of powder of spreading hog weed root two times daily for proper digestion of food.

Strangury- Take 5-10 leaves of spreading hog weeds, 2-3 black peppers, make a paste of it, stir with water, filter it, give to the patient. Drinking of 5-10 ml of juice of spreading hog weed with milk, helps to cure strangury.

Increasing vital power- Grind leaves of spreading hog weed, mix milk with it and take daily two times a day to increase vital power.

Leucorrhoea- 3 g of juice of spreading hog weed leaves with bhringraj juice.

Jaundice- Take 10-20 g of juice of all parts of spreading hog weed (root, stem, flower, fruit, leaves) with 2-4 g of red gram, mix with water and take once daily in empty stomach.

Leprosy- Take spreading hog weed with betel nut twice daily.

Snake venom- It is the antidote of all types of snake venom.

Scorpion biting- Take leaves of spreading hog weed and branches of prickly chaff, grind it and massage the paste on the affected area of skin.
There is another most important medicinal use of spreading hog weed that it cures the monthly disorder seen in women. It should take the mixture of weed juice with black peeper and sugar candy in empty stomach.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Educational article | Ayurvedic treatment | Eczema, scabies and bile related diseases in rainy season

     In rainy season, the environment becomes normal. Many skin diseases occurs due to inappropriate cleanness of human body. There are skin diseases which lasts for live long, if it is neglected in treatment properly. Beautiness of body depends on the skin. So it is necessary to keep the skin healthy. There are different kind of skin diseases like eczema, scabies, bile related diseases,boil,wound, swelling and inflammation, pimples, acne etc. In rainy season these diseases spreads most.

Eczema- This disease mostly spread on hand, leg, face, elbow, neck, belly etc everywhere on the skin. Low appetite, catching loo, diseases in blood, using different kinds of bathing soap, calcium carbonate, soda, detergent, wearing tight dresses, fast foods, drinking of wine are causes of eczema.

Identity of eczema- In eczema, small red boils are seen on skin which burns and creates spots on skin. The patient rubs the skin again and again which causes wounds and start flowing of water (serum of different colors) from the wounds. Sometimes, it also affects to the body.

Ayurvedic treatment- Taking of red chilli, meat, egg, sugar, sweet, jagery, oil, raw fruits should be avoided because these create diseases. Clear the stomach. In constipation, take 1 teaspoonful of triphala powder with warm water. Use warm groundnut oil on skin to prevent from skin diseases. Take bath in warm water with salt during cold season. Boil neem leaves with water and take a bath with it in rainy season. Use radish leaves paste on affected skin. Mix alum with water and wash the skin 5-6 times in a day. Take 2 teaspoonful of red gram powder after meal. Grind bitter gourd, make a paste and use it on affected skin. Take bitter gourd juice early in the morning in empty stomach. Fry wheat grains, make powder of it, mix mustard oil and make a paste, use it on eczema. Drink carrot juice daily. Make a paste of turmeric powder and mustard oil and use it on affected skin. Mix onion juice and garlic juice, use it on affected skin to get relief from eczema.
   
Scabies and itches- The appearance of red boils on skin leads to scratches and itches. Clothes of this patient should keep away from healthy persons, because there is chance of contamination. The patient wish to scratches his skin again and again which gives pain and wounds to the skin and mostly it gives pain at night. It is said that using of spicy food, enough sugar and jagery, foods which pollute the blood, sour food affect the skin. Continue constipation also the cause of blood pollution.

Ayurvedic treatment- Use triphala powder with warm water during bed time to get relief from constipation. Fasting is very simple way for this. Take the food with Vitamin-C. Avoid sour and spicy and fried food as soon as possible. Take fruits as much as you can. Take bread of wheat flour with much vegetables. Drink water mixed with lemon juice in empty stomach in early morning. Take black soil, salt and grinded babool glue, make a paste of it, use on affected skin. Use cow ghee after dried wound of skin. Never take food of much hot or cold.

Domestic treatment- Use equal quantity of lemon juice and chameli oil on the affected skin. Take chalmogra oil, neem seeds, boil it with mustard oil, after cooling, use it on scabies. Apply cow dung juice on scabies and itches. Make a paste of neem leaves with water and use it on affected skin. Burn tamarind wood, make charcoal of it, grind it finely, mix grinded alum with it and use it in scabies. Prepare juice of peepal leaves, mix water with it and wash the affected skin twice daily with it.

Bile related disease- Bile related diseases arise due to the increase of bile and the temperature of the body. It also rises due to imbalance in digestion, feeling chilly, slow in excretion of bile from gall bladder, low appetite and constipation. The bite of honey bee, bite of any beetle and placental diseases are also the causes of bile related diseases. Taking of more red chillies, meat, fish, egg, alcohol and drugs also causes bile related diseases.

Identity of bile related diseases- Red patches seen on the skin. The patches bring more itching, burning and pain. When well in one place, appear on another place. It affects to the vocal cord and taste buds of tongue which leads to the death of the patient. Sometimes, vomiting occurs and the patient becomes tired.

Ayurvedic treatment- Apply wet black soil on all over the body. When become dry, wet it again. After two hours, take bath. It will stop the appearance of red patches. Drink water through nose. Eat only lauki for two days. Add minimum salt in it. Bath for 30 minutes.

Daily routine- Take well food and prevent constipation. Take digestion friendly and light food. Always take thin bread of wheat, green vegetables and seasonal fruits. Mix neem oil with water and take bath with it. Avoid meat, fish etc. non veg food.

Domestic treatment-  Make powder of 50 g caraway seed, mix 10 g of jaggery, make tablets 6 g of each and take one tablet at morning and evening during a day. The patches will be cleaned in a week. Don't take bath when the patches are seen. It affects more when come in contact with air and due to more salt intake. Make a paste of 6 g mint, stir by adding water, filter it, add 12 g sugar to it and drink it twice a day daily to get relief from the patches appearing repeatedly. Clean the neem leaves and chew those until the taste is bitter. In this disease, the neem leaves don't taste bitter. Mix camphor in neem oil and massage all over the body. Massaging by adding camphor with coconut oil also gives relief from the disease. Mix 8-10 g alum with 1 cup of water and stir well, wet a clean cloth in it and wipe whole body with the wetted cloth. Eat 1/2 teaspoonful of powder of Indian gooseberry (amla) with jagery daily. Mix sandal oil with rose tincture and massage on the whole body.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Educational article | Symptoms | causes | Ayurvedic treatment | Acidity

           Increasing unwanted bile and acid inside the body causes acidity. It is also known as acid dispepsia, acid gastritis, and hyper cloriditrio. Continue eating of stale or oily and spicy food creates much acid and bile in the body. It is known as acidity. This type of disease has direct connection to the changing seasons. Acidity spreads mostly in the autumn season and rainy season. Acid and bile produce more in the pancreas of the acidity patient. Then tension starts in the gastric mucosa, from which it creates hyper acidity. Most often if the patient doesn't give importance for treatment, there is more chance of gastric and duodenal ulcer.

Symptoms of acidity - Acidity patient feels weak and tired.The patient feels heaviness in the belly. The patient vomits bile of yellow, blue, green and red color. The patient doesn't keep interest in food. The patient feels burning in belly, throat and chest. Taste of mouth change into sour and bitter. Starts wound in the mouth due to acidity. Teeth become sour. The patient feels burning in empty stomach and after meal feels relax for sometime. The patient can't sleep a sound sleep, for which he lives always with tension. Patient's tongue coated with dirty layer. Patient suffers from gastric problems, for which he has to face the problem of stomachache, swelling of belly, patient feels burning in hands, feet and eyes. Burning also occurs during excretion of urine. The patient most often spit again and again. Hot air comes out from the nose of the patient.

Causes of acidity- Bad food habits, drinking of wine and taking of tobacco, taking fast food and spicy food, bread, jam, jelly, cold drinks, tea, coffee, biscuits with enough sugar, sour curd or stale food, food made from wheat flour, taking a little amount of water, keeping more fasting, taking chocolate, ice-cream, food packed in containers in more amount, taking polished rice, triple filtered wheat flour, maximum use of allopathic medicine which leads to affect stomach and food pipe, taking polluted water, mixing of hot and cold food.

Ayurvedic treatment of acidity- By licking the mixture of powder of triphala(  yellow myrobalam, beleric myrobalam, amla) and honey is very helpful in acidity. Taking of the powder of red gram with honey also helpful in acidity disease. If the patient is suffering from stomachache, collect bark of peepal tree, boil it with water, mix black salt and make a solution, drink it daily to get relief from the stomachache. Make powder of amla and sugar candy, take one teaspoonful of it daily to avoid acidity. Take 10 g of munakka , 20 g of aniseed, wet it in water in the evening, filter it in the morning and drink it. Take 6 g of coriander seed, dry ginger and sugar each equal quantity and make a solution by boiling it. Take it twice daily for acidity. Take trifala(yellow myrobalam, beleric myrobalam and amla) powder half a teaspoonful 2-3 times with water in a day to get relief from acidity.

Domestic treatment -Take cucumber without adding salt to cure acidity soon. Water should not be taken after taking it. Roast two potatoes in sand and mix cumin seeds, black peeper, black salt with it, take the mixture with lemon juice for gastric problem and acidity. By taking cow milk with jaggery  which will help in urinal problem and acidity. Take powder of cumin seed with jaggery for acidity. Take equal amount of coriander seeds and ginger and eat it with water, it will help in acidity. Coconut water is also helpful in this. The chutney (condiment) of black pepper should be taken with black chickpeas for acidity. Mix lemon juice with onion juice and take it. It will stop burning during urination. Take 1 teaspoonful of black berry juice by adding some jagery with it, it will also help to get relief from acidity. The powder of Indian gooseberry(amla) should be taken with curd to get relief from acidity.

Diet- The patients shouldn't take stale food. They should make habit of walking morning and evening. The patients should take the roti (flat bread) made from thick wheat flour. They should take roasted and germinated food. They should take ridge gourd, Indian round gourd, spinach, fenugreek, radish, cabbage, bitter gourd, pumpkin, ash gourd and green vegetables. In fruits, they should take sweet pomegranate, Indian gooseberry (amla), guava, papaya, banana, mango, fig, apple etc. They should take the juice of wood apple, grapes' juice, bottle gourd's juice (lauki), carrot's juice etc. They should take sweet jam pickle (murabba) of Indian gooseberry (amla).

 The patients should take germinated moong (green gram), chickpeas, maize and wheat. They should take water or liquid food again and again. They should always take light and digestion friendly food. They should take sattu (a mixture of ground cereals and pulses) of chickpeas by adding sugar candy. Take food in a peaceful mind and chew it repeatedly. Make sure to fast a day in a week. Take seasonal fruits and must add salad to your meal. Make habit of drinking milk after boiling and cooling. Awaking in time, going to bed in time and eating in time don't allow the acidity to arise. Food materials, destroying phlegm & bile and boiled water are very helpful in acidity.

Should not take- The patients shouldn't take potato, tomato, cauliflower, brinjal etc. They shouldn't take the food materials made from gram flour. They shouldn't take heavy and fried, spicy food. Never eat with negative thoughts and worry in your mind, it becomes a obstacle in the digestion, which leads to acidity. They shouldn't take pickle, food material kept in closed containers, sour curd, tea, coffee, soyabean, oil, white chickpeas etc. They shouldn't take meal late in night.