Sinusitis: Ayurveda Management

Sinusitis: Ayurveda Management

  • Sinusitis
    Sinusitis means inflamed sinuses. Sinuses are hollow air filled cavities located on either side of the nose. There are ten sinus cavities, five on each side, all connected to the nose.
    They are converted with a superfine mucous membrane. The sinus drains constantly into the nose and their main function is to keep the nasal cavity moist.
    They also serve to amplify the voice when we speak.
    Due to allergies, cold, flux or some bacterial infection the sinus in both adult or in children becomes clogged or infected.
    According to Ayurveda: There is a condition of excess kapha, that can be aggravated by many factors, including cold drinks, dairy products and smoking.
    Headache, snoring, difficulty in breathing, Bad breath, Ear infection, congestion, cough, Fever, Fatigue weakness.
    If not treated, sinus can lead to brain infection, meningitis or Osteomyelitis.
    Principles of Treatment:
    Home Remedies:
    A mixture of fresh ginger juice (a freshly grated ginger pulp) with 1 tsp. honey, taken 2 or 3 times a day.
    Nasal wash to drain the sinus – a mild saline solution by dissolving ½ tsp. salt into ½ cup Luke warm water. Instill 5 drops of the solution into each nostril using a dropper.
    Steam @ Home: heat-up about a cupful of water and add 3-5 drops of eucalyptus oil. Turn off the flame, cover your head using a towel and inhale the steam. Eucalyptus oil can be replaced with ginger juice, if not comfortable.
    Use a garlic press to squeeze out some fresh garlic juice, with an eye dropper, pick up some juice and insert just a few drops in the nostril. Keep your head tilted back and let the juice work.
    Ayurvedic Preparation & Treatment:
    Nasayam: Nasal track purification with medicated decoction and oil.
    Teekshana Dhoomapana: Inhalation of medicated smoke
    Shodhana Treatment: Purification therapies
    Preparations: Trikatu Choornam with honey
    Talisadi Choornam
    Haridra khanda
    Allergin granules
    Laghu sutshekhara Rasa
    Yoga Therapy:
    Pranayam (Alternate breathing)
    Surya Namaskar
    Diet and Lifestyle:
    Prevention tips:
    Avoid dairy products, especially cheese, yoghurt and ice cream
    Avoid cold drinks, and more cold weather
    No smoking (Avoid)
    Avoid day sleep, sweet
    Once a day, instill a little warm ghee in each nostril and sniff. You may use an eye dropper or use a clean finger dipped in the ghee.
Gastritis: Ayurveda View

Gastritis: Ayurveda View

gastritis Ayurvedic View Gastritis:

Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation or erosion of the lining of the stomach. Gastritis is a common form of Gastrointestinal distress. It happens when the membrane along the stomach wall starts to deteriorate. Once this deterioration occurs, stomach acid can cause harm and germ starts to take over, because of this the stomach protective lining gets irritated and inflamed.

Causes of Gastritis:

  • Excessive use of alcohol
  • More intake of spicy, oily and stale food.
  • Chronic vomiting
  • Stress
  • Excessive use of Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Inappropriate dietary regimen
  • Helicobacter Pylori-is a bacteria that lives is the mucous lining of the stomach, if not treated the infection can lead to an ulcer.
  • Bile reflux – a backflow of the bile into the stomach from the bile tract.

Symptoms of Gastritis:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach Bloating
  • Frequent Hiccup
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain in the upper part of the abdomen
  • If gastritis is causing bleeding from the inner lining of the stomach then symptoms may include- black stool or stool with blood vomiting blood or coffee –ground-like material


  • Basil leaves: the soothing property of basil leaves give instant relief
  • Fennel (Sauf): chew fennel after every meal to prevent acidity
  • Buttermilk: It contains lactic acid that normalizes acidity in the stomach
  • Cumin seeds (JEERA): It is a great acid neutralizer and improves digestion.
  • Coconut Water: It helps in digestion (Deepak and pachaka) and also produce mucous in your stomach which protects the stomach to the harmful effect of excessive acid production.
  • Banana intake: it contains natural antacid that can act as a buffer against acid reflux.


  • Avoid eating outside food/ spicy and oily food
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Avoid stress and night awakening
  • No intake of tea, coffee, sour and carbonated drinks.


  • Shankh Vati
  • Lasunadi Vati
  • Kamdugha Rasa
  • Guduchi Kashayam
  • Trikatu churna

(for any medication kindly consult your  doctor)


  • Paschimatanasana
  • Vakrasana
  • Dhanurasana

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Dealing With Migraine

Dealing With Migraine

In today’s fast-paced life, Migraine is an ailment that strikes many, often caused by stress, it can be treated or managed with a number of simple remedies.

Migraine is an intense, often unbearable, throbbing, pulsating and pounding type of headache found more commonly in women than men. The pain can be so intense that it negatively affect our quality of life and day to day routine activities.

The typical Migraine headache is unilateral affecting one half of the head &lasting for 4 to 72 hrs.


Although much about headache is still not clear, some researcher thinks Migraine may be caused partly due to fluctuations in the balance of a body chemical called SEROTONIN.

High serotonin levels cause your blood vessels to constrict , when the level of serotonin drop, it causes your blood vessels to dilate or swell resulting in a bad throbbing headache.


  • Stresses &Anxiety
  • Food like cheese & chocolate  which contain a substances to which blood vessels are very sensitive.
  • Premenstrual tension
  • Bright& flashing lights.
  • Use of contraceptive pills.


  • Dull & severeache on one or both sided of the head.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Disturbances in vision.
  • Irritability at the bright light, noise etc.
  • Get fatigued


COMMON  MIGRAINE-Slowly developing headache lasting for a few hours or two days.

CLASSIC MIGRAINE-headache prceded by a temporary loss of vision, weakness in the limb, nausea, depression, uneasiness. Classic migrane can cause headache one or both sides of your head.

Treatment/Prevention tips

  • Avoid alcohol, stressful situation, loud noises.
  • Breakfast  should  include only juice & fluids, tender coconut water, raw juice of banana’s stem, mint juice, soups, etc
  • Two meals a day with less fat, spices and sour things.
  • Alternate hot and cold spine compression.


    • Short fasting on water or juice gives the best result.


    • Massage your forehead with a cold cloth.
    • Gentle massage over eyes , temples and forehead back and neck.


    • Shirshasana may be practiced for one minute,
    • Sarvangasana for two minutes and suryanamaskara  should  be perform daily.


    • Close your eyes and focus between your eyebrows, observe your breathing. It will relax the nervous system to a great extent.



Piles: Causes & Ayurveda Management

Piles: Causes & Ayurveda Management

INTRODUCTION –Piles are also known as Hemorrhoids and Arshas in ayurvedic terms are small, bluish swelling, comprising of enlarged blood vessels situated either just inside or outside the anus commonly called Internal piles & External piles.


  • Sitting for a long duration on a hard surface.
  • Eating dry food & poor dietary habits.
  • Putting pressure during defecation.
  • Eating non-veg. food.
  • Liver morbidity or malfunctioning of the liver.
  • Consumption of canned food and spicy food.
  • Eating stale food.
  • Mental tension.
  • Anal coitus.
  • Obesity.
  • Common during pregnancy.
  • Hereditary factors.
  • Lack of exercise.

Because of these factors, straining in needed to pass the small hard stools, which causes congestion in the network of blood vessels located inside the anal cushions. Gradually, these vessels enlarge & form piles. If the consumption further continues, they become large enough to be called second or third degree piles.


Internal & 1st degree piles – Many have these without even being aware of them. These are located just inside the anus, occasionally causing some discomfort when a motion is passed.Rare , slight bleeding may also occur during the evacuation.

Second-degree piles – They usually appear as a pea sized swelling outside the anus after a bowel motion has been passed. They are usually retained inside the anus and may bleed and cause discomfort during passing stool with some degree of itching.

Third-degree piles – The swollen blood vessels are so enlarged that they remain outside the anus permanently .These are known as external piles ,and are more troublesome , soreness and persistent irritation are common features.


  • Drink lots of water (5 lit/day).
  • Consume green leafy vegetables and fruits which add roughage.
  • Sleep well in nights.
  • Maintain oral & anal hygiene.
  • Reduce weight.
  • Prevent constipation.
  • Avoid liquor.


  • For internal piles, ½ teaspoonfuls of sesame seed (til) can be taken orally with some butter.
  • Radish (muli) is a useful home remedy for piles.T he juice of radish is very useful in piles. 60 to 100ml of radish juice well mixed with little bit of salt, should be taken twice a day daily for 40 days.
  • Buttermilk (matta/lassi) – It is the home remedy of choice in piles. 100ml well mixed with a bit of black pepper powder (Kali Mirch) and salt should be taken daily twice a day for a few months. Ayurveda stresses upon daily intake of buttermilk by the pile’s patients.
  • Hareetaki –popularly known as Harad is a good remedy for constipation. 3 gms of harad choornam should be taken with 3gms of jaggery before food daily. 3gms of hareetaki choornam should be taken with buttermilk daily.
  • Rose petals (11 in number) crushed with 50 ml water should be taken for 3 days empty stomach. This is a very good remedy for bleeding piles.
  • Banana fruit should not be taken for 1 year along with this treatment.
  • The decoction of soonth (dry ginger) is very useful in piles. It should be taken in the quantity of 30 to 50 ml daily.
  • Triphala choornam should be taken regularly to remove the constipation.2tsp of powder well mixed in a glass of lukewarm water should be taken orally before retiring to bed.
  • Abhyarishtham – as an oral liquid preparation. It is also useful in constipation.30 ml of the medicine dissolved in an equal quantity of lukewarm water should be taken before going to bed.


  • Padhastasana {पादहस्तासन} helps to prevent constipation & improves digestion.
  • Paschimatanasana also improves digestion, energize the whole body  & removes constipation.
  • Kapaalbhaati kriya- It provides a nice message to all abdominal organs.people with digestive problems are highly can start at the rate of 10 to 20 strokes per minute and repeat it 2 to 3 rounds with normal breathing intervals of few seconds.
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