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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Gomutra is very effective on various ailments. Almost all-Vedic scriptures mentioned Gomutra as a sacred aombrosia of heaven that dispels all somatic & psychological pains of human beings. It had been used in native form i.e. as a drink.
Gomutra not only used to treat various disorders but also in many ceremonies. The five product of cow i.e. milk, curd, ghrita, mutra and dung (panchgavya) had been used in purifactory ceremonies.
The urine of man, cow, goat, sheep, buffalo, elephant, horse and camel have been described in Ayurveda for their medicinal properties. Urine of healthy cow should consider the best amongst these other animals. Although sufficient and detailed literature regarding Gomutra is not available yet their pharmacological properties are defined efficiently.
It has shool haran properties (B.P.Mutravarga 2) which is by far most common complain of the patient suffered with Vata-vyadhi.
It reduces sotha i.e. swelling. (S.S. 45/218) (B.P. Mutra varga 2)
It has kandughana properties thus reduces itching. (B.P. Mutravarga 2)
Sushruta has specially mentioned the kshara properties of gomutra. Which are broadly using in ano rectal disorder like piles, fistula etc.(S.S. 45/218)
Due to slightly madhur rasa (C.S. 1/120), it supposed to have some ropan guna for wounds healing.
It also has lekhan and bhedan guna which are necessary for contaminated and non-healing wounds.
It is easily available and cost effective.

GOMUTRA is very effective medicine in-
Kustha- Leprosy
Pandu, Kamla-Jaundice
Kasa, swas- Respiratory infection
Atisara- Diarrhoea
Mukh roga, Akshi roga-ENT Disorders (Bhavprakash mutraverga 1-6)
medicinal properties: useful in liver disorders, heart, and skin and kidney diseases. It is also used in insomnia and anemia. It is beneficial in digestive disorders such as dyspepsia, anorexia, constipation, colic’s. Use of gomutra in otalgia relieves pain.

Historical anecdotes have said that drinking gomutra can prevent strokes and helps break down blood clots and scabs.

In 1954 G.W.Sobel isolated the enzymes in urine that the folklore claimed. He named it Urokinase and is now used in preparations to break up clots in heart diseases and prevention of strokes.

In cow urine, urea is the major component. Urea is commonly recognized as an effective antibacterial, antifungal & antiviral agent. The presence of urea in urine is the result of the body’s chemical balancing of sodium chloride and water ratio. When used on wounds, urea causes an osmotic imbalance that kills bacteria and fungus. It is used in many topical ointments and creams. Urea is also found in broad range of medicines used to treat inflammation. It is the main ingredient in the medicine Herpigon, used to treat herpes infection.

Cow urine distillate has been found to enhance the effect of antibiotics. It increases the efficiency of absorption of drugs thus reducing their dosage. This distillate has also been found to increase the activity of anticancer drug Taxol, which is extremely toxic. The dosage of these drugs can also be eventually reduced.

General dosage is 25ml (2 1/2 tola) at a time. Two times a day (Morning and evening) is 50 ml (5 tola). If taken more it cleanses intestines and more motion takes place. It is harmless, as there is no poison. In general small quantity should be taken, Half the general dose.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Wheat Grass

Xksagw?kkl ,d vn~Hkqr vkS’kf/k

xsagw dh ?kkl vaxzsth esa bls ºohV dgrs gSaA ,lh ekU;rk gS fd vusd jksxksa esa tc vU; fpfdRldh; ;ksx ykHkdkjh ugha gksrs gS] rc xsasgw dh ?kkl gh ykHkizn gksrh gSA

xsagw dh ?kkl ,d “kfDro/kZd ,oa ikSf’Vd vkgkj gS tksfd mPp mtkZ izkIr djus rFkk jksx izfrjks/kd “kfDr cAntioxident gS rFkk blesa Antibiotics ,oa Anti-inflammatory fo”ks’krk,sa Hkh fo|eku gSa ,oa blesa vusd jksxksa fo”ks’kdj fpjdkfyd jksxksa ls yMus dh {kerk gksrh gSA ;g utyk tqdke] vUrfjd jDrlzkoxr vuhfe;k] focU/k] Mk;fcVht] dq’B fo”ks’kdj vfXunX/k voLFkk] ,oa o`Dd “kksFk esa fo”ks’k #i lsa dkjxj gSA ;g ?kkl dSUlj tSls [krjukd jksx dk mipkj Hkh gSA

xsgwa ?kkl ds uwru vadqj DyksjksfQy dk izpqj lzksr gS] blds iapkax ds Lojl dks yhfDoM DyksjksfQy Hkh dgrs gSA bl izpqj ek=k esa miyC/k DyksjksfQy ls “kjhj esa gheksXyksfcu dk mRiknu c< tkrkgS bl izdkj vuhfe;k jksx esa lgk;d vkS’k/k gSA bl ?kkl esa izkIr eSXuhf”k;e “kjhj esa mRiUu gksus okys djhc 30 bUtkbeksa dks ,DvhosV djkus esa enn djrk gS] blesa izzkIr foVkfeu bZ ân; ds fy;s ykHkdkjh gS ,oa foVkfeu ch 17¼laetrile½ dSUlj dh ,dek= vkS’k/k gSA

bl ?kkl ds Lojl dh jklk;fud lajpuk “kjhj esa izkIr gheksXyksfcu ls cgqr feyrh gSA ,d pEep ?kkl ds Lojl esa 10&15 dSyksjh gksrh gS ,oa blesa olk ,oa dkSysLVªky ugha ik;k tkrk gSA 

ekuo “kjhj ij blds izeq[k izHkko gSa] jDr “kks/ku] ;d`r “kks/ku ,oa o`gn~ vka= “kks/kuA blesa foVkfeu ,] ch] lh] bZ ,o ads rFkk dSfY”k;e] iksVSf”k;e] vkbju] lYQj rFkk 17 izdkj ds vehuks ,flM ik;s tkrs gSaA

 xsagw ?kkl dh fo”ks’krk,sa

“khroh;Z] Lusgu deZ] lqikP;] jlk;u] mtkZnk;d] okr o fiRr “kked] e/kqjjl] iF;kgkj] okrjksxksa dks u’V djus okyk] QkbZcj;qDr] ey”kks/kd o e/kqesg esa mi;qDr gSA

Xksagw ?kkl ds ykHk

1 jDr jatd rRoksa (Haemoglobin) dks c
2 jDr ds “kks/ku o fuekZ.k esa lgk;dA
3 “kjhj dh ?kko Hkjus dh {kerk esa o`f) djrk gSA
4 “kjhj esa mRiUu gksus okys rFkk tek gq, fo’kSys rRoksa dk fufoZ’khdj.k (Detoxification) djrk gSA
5 ;d`r “kks/ku djrk gSA
6 ikpu “kfDr dk lq/kkj djrk gSA
7 “kjhj easa ,df=r Hkkjh /kkrqvksa dks gVkrk gSA

Xksagw ?kkl ds vU; ykHk

1 foVkfeu A% us= j{kk eas lgk;d rFkk jksx izfrjks/kd {kerk dks c
2 foVkfeu B2% Hkkstu esa lafpr mtkZ dks “kjhj esa miyC/k djkrk gS] tksfd “kjhj dh izkd`frd o`f) o fodkl gsrq vko”;d gSA
3 foVkfeu C% ;g ân; jksxksa ls j{kk djrk gSA jksx izfrjks/kd {kerk dks c
4 foVkfeu D% jDr esa dSfY”k;e dh lkekU; ek=k dks cuk, j[krk gS rFkk mlds vo”kks’k.k esa lgk;d gSA
5 foVkfeu K% vfLFk rFkk jDr ds izkd`frd dk;ksZa ds lapkyu esa lgk;d gSA
6 dSfY”k;e % nkarksa rFkk gM~Mh;ksa dks etcwrh iznku djrk gS] jDr jks/ku esa lgk;d gS] izkd`frd ekalis”kh ladkspu izfdz;k esa rFkk Luk;q dksf”kdk lapkj.k esa lgk;d gksrk gSA
7 Iron % Bone Marrow esa jDrjatu (Hb) rRoksa ds mRiknu esa lgk;d gSA
8 K % Fluid Electrolite  larqyu cuk;s j[krk gSA

xsgwa ?kkl mxkus dh fof/k

1 izFke ;g fu/kkZfjr djsa fd fdruk xsagw ?kkl mxkuk gS] mlh vuqlkj ,d crZu dk p;u djsaA
2 crZu esa vkxsZfud [kkn ;qDr feV~Vh  dks Hkjdj mij dk 1@4 fgLlk NksM nsa rkfd chtksa dks
3 bl feV~Vh dks ueh ;qDr djus gsrq ikuh ls Ik;kZIr ek=k esa flapkbZ djsa] lkFk gh /;ku j[ksa dh ikuh cgqr T;knk ugha gksuk pkfg,A
4 bl crZu dks fdlh xehZ ;qDr va/ksjs LFkku ij j[k nsaA
5 vadqj QwVus dh “kq#vkr gksrs gh bls lwjt dh jks”kuh esa j[k nsa] lkFk gh ;g lqfuf”pr djsa fd feV~Vh esa Ik;kZIr ueh jgsA
6 pkj fnukas esa vadqj QwVus yxrs gSa] rFkk tc ;g 4&6 bZ0 yEcs gks tk,s arc ;g dkVus ;ksX; gks tkrs gSaA
7 vadqj izkd`frd #i ls 14&20 fnuksa ds vUnj ifjiDo gksdj eq>kZ tkrs gSaA
8 ?kkl mxkus dk dze fujUrj pyrk jguk pkfg;sA gj lIrkg u, crZu esa uohu ?kkl mxkus ls ;g dze fujUrj cuk jgrk gS ftLls fd iz;ksx ds fy;s ges”kk ?kkl miyC/k jgrh gSA
9 vif”k’V feV~Vh dks vius ?kj esa okuLifrd [kkn Hk.Mkj esa tSo vi?kVu gsrq laxzg djsaA ;g feV~Vh iqu% mRiknu esa iz;ksx dh tk ldrh gSA

iz;ksx fof/k

lkekU;r% xsagw ?kkl dk iz;ksx Lojl ds #i esa gksrk gSA Lojl fudkyus gsrq lcls igys xsagw ?kkl dks dkV dj /kksuk pkfg;s rFkk bls feDlj xzkbUMj ok flYcV~Vs dh lgk;rk ls ihlus ds mijkUr lkQ eghu diMs esa j[kdj fupksMus ls Lojl fudy vkrk gSA 

xsagw ?kkl dh vkS’k/kek=k

LokLF; laj{k.k gsrq  blds Lojl dh lkekU; ek=k 25&50 fe0fy0

jksx uk”k gsrq fpfdRldh; ek=k 150&250 fe0fy0

bl Lojl dks izkr% [kkyh isV lsou djuk pkfg;sA

gkfudkjd izHkko

1 bl Lojl ds izFke iz;ksx vFkok bls [kkyh isV u ysus ls dqN yksxksa esa fepyh dh f”kdk;r ik;h tkrh gSA
2 izFke ckj vFkok vf/kd ek=k esa blds lsou ls dbZ yksxksa esa nLr dh f”kdk;r Hkh ik;h tkrh gSA

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Herbal Medicine and Heavy Metal Toxicity

Dear Friend its a popular saying in Classical Texts of Ayurveda in Sanskrit “Nanaushadhi Bhutam Jagatam Kinchid”, Means there is nothing in this world that is not Medicine. So go to a qualified practitioner before taking any medicine. Even food you take are good for some and harmful for others…..”Here Comes the role of Body Constitution {Prakriti}”. Fish or Pork or Reddish or even potato are good for some but for some they just don’t go…..!!!
Every one must know their own Prakriti and follow the diet pattern for healthy living.
As for Metals found in herbal drugs…. all food materials have minerals and metals present in them. There is no sign of metal poisoning found when only pure herbal medicine is being given in India. At least i after completing my Post Grads in Ayurveda and even doing PhD in Jaipur never ever heard that any herbal medicine caused arsenic poisoning to any patient. Yes there are sporadic cases of Metal Poisoning and that too when patients are taking Mineral/Metal Preparations named Ras Medicine and these Ras medicines are not properly manufactured as per the norms of AFI & GMP or not given as a standered prescription (Controlled Medication) as given by Quacks. Just diagnosing a mineral or metal in a plant don’t do justice to the research one has undertaken. Ask those media loving scientists what amount of minerals/metals are normally present in our body and also what is there toxic dose. even iron has a toxic dose and is gulped by every pregnant lady here in India so is Calcium….. See yourself on any search engine that even Iron can cause toxic symptoms. So does the Arsenic which can be easily found in Human Body and is about 10-20 mg. In one of the research×11327177k4l14/ see that the ground water is main culprit of Arsenic in Body so is Rice a staple food...!!!
Then why Herbal Medicine only Steals the Show!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Panchakarma (Ayurvedic Therapeutics)

As the name suggests, Pancha in Sanskrit stands for Five and Karma are therapeutic measures thereby meaning five types of therapeutic measures. These are undertaken for the purification of the body and Ayurveda considers it necessary before the start of any other therapy. The logic being -as a cloth needs to be purified or cleaned of impurities and dust before it can be imparted a new color. Similarly the Body needs to be purified before it can be imparted new colors of youthfulness, health and vigor etc. In fact, most of the times, Panchakarma is an end in itself rather than a prelude to other therapeutic measures.

According to Ayurveda, every human being is a unique phenomenon of cosmic consciousness. The three Dosha (humors) determines every individual’s psychosomatic temperament or constitution. Vata (ether plus air), Pitta (fire plus water) and Kapha (water plus earth) are called the Tridosha, meaning the three Dosha. The internal environment is governed by Vata -Pitta -Kapha (V-P-K), which is constantly reacting to the external environment. The wrong diet, habits, lifestyle, incompatible food combinations (e.g. milk and fish, melons and grain, yogurt and meat or cooked honey etc.), seasonal changes, repressed emotions and stress factors can all act either together or separately to change the balance of V-P-K. According to the nature of the cause, Vata, Pitta or Kapha undergo aggravation or derangement that produces Ama (toxins). To stop the further production of Ama Ayurvedic literature suggests putting the person on a proper diet with appropriate lifestyle, habits and exercise, and administering a proper cleansing program such as Panchakarma.

The most deeply seated toxins that cause disease are heavy and sticky, lodging in the deepest tissue layers. Pañcha Karma permanently eliminates these toxins from the body, allowing healing and restoration of the tissues, channels, digestion, and mental functions.

It is recommended for healthy persons also as a preventive treatment to keep physically and mentally fit and energetic. It is also done to best advantage, although not always, at the junction period between two seasons, thus helping a person to prepare their internal environment for the oncoming season.

The purpose of Pancha Karma is to:
1. Promote health by Dinacharya (daily regimen) and Ritucharya (seasonal regimen) which collectively is called Svastha Vrtta.
2. Prepare the body for rejuvenation (Rasayana) and fertility (Vajikarana) therapies.
3. Treat disease by elimination of malas (natural waste of metabolism) from the body.
4. Treat disease by eliminating doshas from the body (with or without toxins - ama).
5. Prevention of disease by stopping the reoccurrence of dosha aggravation.

Panchakarma therapies can be broadly classified into three: Purva Karma, Pradhana Karma and Paschata Karma. Here we will discuss the first two.

Purvakarma: Pre-purification Measures for Panchakarma

Before the actual operation of purification begins, there is a need to prepare the body in prescribed methods to encourage the body to let go of the toxins. The two procedures are Snehana and Swedana.

Snehana (Abhyangam) is the oil massage. Oil is applied to the entire body with a particular type of massage which helps the toxins to move towards the gastro-intestinal tract. Oil massage also makes the superficial and deep tissues soft and supple, thus helping to remove stress and to nourish the nervous system. Snehana is given daily for three to seven days, as indicated.

Swedana (sudation or sweating) is given every day immediately following the Snehana. An herbal concoction may be added to the steam to further loosen the toxins from the individual. Swedana liquefies the toxins and increases the movement of toxins into the gastro-intestinal tract.

Pradhanakarma: Main Purification measures of Panchakarma

Vamana: Emesis Therapy
When there is congestion in the lungs causing repeated attacks of bronchitis, colds, cough or asthma, the Ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic vomiting, Vamana, to eliminate the Kapha causing the excess mucus.

Virechana: Purgation Therapy
When excess bile, Pitta, is secreted and accumulated in the gall bladder, liver and small intestine, it tends to result in rashes, skin inflammation, acne, chronic attacks of fever, biliary vomiting, nausea and jaundice. Ayurvedic literature suggests in these conditions the administration of therapeutic purgation or a therapeutic laxative.

Nasya: Nasal Administration
The nose is the doorway to the brain and it is also the doorway to consciousness. The nasal administration of medication is called Nasya. An excess of bodily humors accumulated in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas is eliminated by means of the nearest possible opening, the nose.

Basti: Enema Therapy
Vata's predominant site is the colon. Ayurvedic Basti involves the introduction into the rectum of herbal concoctions of sesame oil, and certain herbal preparations in a liquid medium. Basti, is the most effective treatment of Vata disorders, although many enemas over a prescribed period of time are usually required. It relieves constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica and other pains in the joints. Many other Vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches may also be treated with Basti. Basti therapy is divided in two main types, i.e. Anuvasana Basti or medicated oil enemas and Niruha Basti or medicated enema of decoctions and medicated oils.

Various Other Panchkarma Procedures

ABHYANGA (Massage)
In this treatment, Specific Body massage for 45-60 minutes with herbal oil or herbal cream to tone up the body and to improve the blood circulation etc. is performed. It is useful for elimination of several aliments as well as it is indicated as

PURVAKARMA - pretreatment procedure - for all the therapeutic Panchakarma procedure.

VASHPASWEDANAM: (Medicated Steam Bath)
This is a unique treatment and under this treatment leaves of medicinal plants are boiled and resulting steam is passed to the whole body. This treatment is helpful in to eliminate impurities from the body, reducing fat and also helpful in fighting with some skin diseases. This is also indicated as PURVAKARMA for Panchakarma procedures.

In this process medicated water, herbal oils, medicated milk etc. are poured on the forehead through a special method for 30 to 45 minutes. This treatment is very useful for mental tension, stress, hypertension, insomnia, Vata predominated diseases and certain other diseases.

This is an herbal face pack with specially made herbal powder and fresh cream. This prevents and avoids wrinkles and improves the skin tone. This is also good for the eyes.

This massage includes whole body massage with herbal oil or powder by hand and foot, for 90 minutes. This is good for rejuvenating the body, to reduce mental tension, sexual weakness, to improve vitality etc. relieves back pain, stiffness and sports injuries but also stimulates various bodily organs and systems.

Herbal leaves and herbs or herbal powders are applied to the whole body in boluses with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days. This treatment is for osteoarthritis, arthritis, swelling. Spondylitis, sports injuries etc.

In this process specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary. This treatment lasts for 45 minutes to 1 hour and it is good for any type of back pain and spinal disorders.

Herbal juices, medicated oils through the nose for 7 to 14 highly effective for certain kinds bells palsy, writers cramps, disorders, insomnia depression, certain types of skin diseases etc.

Certain lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient’s conditions for a period of 7 days. This treatment is highly effective for mental stress, rejuvenation of sensory organs, facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, burning sensation of head and other vata predominant diseases.

In this treatment, lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by two to four trained masseurs in a special rhythmic way for about 60 to 90 minutes per day fora period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is very useful for rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, and nervous disorders etc.

It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire by the application of certain medicated puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag. This is applied by two to four masseurs for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. This treatment is for rheumatism, pain in the joints, emaciation of limbs, blood pressure, cholesterol and certain kinds of skin diseases.

This is a typical massage with herbal powders for about 30 minutes daily for a period of 3 to 28 days. This treatment is for oily skin, to enhance the luster and glow of the skin and for the diseases like obesity (excess fat) and certain rheumatic ailments.

This is the cleaning process of the eyes which gives cooling effect. Prevents eye diseases and strengthens the optic nerve. It is very effective at treating eye diseases and poor or blurred vision.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


English: Emblic Myrobalan (Indian Gooseberry)

Hindi: Anola

Latin: Phyllanthus Emblica L. (Euphorbiaceae)


Amalki is most common herbal drug known in Indian tradition. Their utilization in the form of murabba and powders of fruit for beauty purposes in Indian household is well known.

In history of Ayurvedic Classics, their comes a description of Ancient Sage's Maharshi Chyavan, who lost his youth due to in order to restore his youth Vaidya's of God, "Ashwini Kumar"-The twin Vaidya's, prepared Chavanaprasha for him, which has the main ingredient Amalaki in it.

Amalki is one of the best Rasayana's "Rejuvenator" in Ayurvedic Medicine. It prevents aging and thus restores Youth.

Habitat & Morphology:

Amalki Plant grows nearly in all parts of India, mostly Uttarpradesh, Bihar and Eastern States. It is medium Height plant "8-20mts". Leaves are simple, are closely set along the branches, like Temerindus leaves. Fruits in unripe stage are green and ripe fruits are pale yellow, slightly greenish, globose, and fleshy. Banarasi variety fruits are supposed to be the best.

Chemical Ingredients:

Tannins like Gallic acid, Aligic Acid and glucose; Vit C and Pectine are in good amount. Vit C is 600-912mg in 100gms of fruit. Because of this Tannin, dry fruit powder has good amount of Vit C, Latter is preserved as Tannin prevents their destruction.


Taste (Rasa): Mainly sour (amla), Sweet (madhur), Bitter (tikta), Pungent (katu), and Astringent (kashaya).

Potency (Virya): Cold (shita).

Post Digestive Effect: Sweet (madhur).(Vipaka)

Attributes (Guna): Heavy (guru), Dry (ruksha) and Cold (shita).

Dosha: Alleviates all the three dosha's but specially Pitta.

Action (Karma): Rejuvenator, Diuretic, Anti-diabetic, Eye Protective, Beneficial for skin and hair, mental tonic, liver protective, Cardiac Tonic, Beneficial for respiratory diseases, Uterine Tonic, Beneficial for general Anasarca.

Parts Used:

Fruit: 3-6gm (Powdered) with honey.
10-20ml (Juice Extract) as advised by Physician.

Rejuvenating Property:

It Acts as antioxidant on the body. The most common preparation of Amalaki is Chyavanaprash, it’s a rasayana “Rejuvenator”. 1-2 teaspoon of Chyavanprash with a glass of milk prevents aging and improves memory, sexual vitality, prevents cough, asthma, gout and sexual debility. It is indicated in old age, tuberculosis, weak children, general debility and wasting disorders.

Triphala is another very popular compound preparation of Amalaki in equal proportion with Bibhitaka (Terminalia Belirica) and Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), it’s a mild laxative, rejuvenator, Beneficial in eye disorders, and it specially improves eyesight. Dose: 1-2gm taken daily with honey.

External Use:

 Fruits extracts are used as hair wash to prevent premature graying and fall of hairs. It improves luster of hair.
 It is one of the best cooling and cleansing agents for skin.
 Fruit paste pacifies burning sensation of skin and skin rashes.
 Daily eyewash with fruit juice or extract of dry powder improves eyesight and reduces the swelling around eye.
 Dry powder massage (Udhawartan) with Triphala powder reduces subcutaneous fat of body.


 Bhavaprakash Nighantu (Indian Materia Medica) of Sri Bhava Misra (c.1600-1600 A.D.). Haritakyadi Varga.
 Dravyaguna Vigyana Vol. II By Dr. P.V. Sharma. Ch. 9 P.758.
 Herbs for beauty “Revealing Ayurvedic Treasures” By- Dr. Prakash Paranjpee and Smita Paranjpee; Herbs for rejuvenation. P. 77.