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Tuesday, July 5, 2011


*Dr. Anurag Dikshit                                                                                                ** Dr Supriya

Chikungunya, a debilitating but non fatal chikungunya viral illness, spreads by the bites of Aedes Egypti mosquito. Though the prime features of the illness is fever and severe arthralgia (Joint Pain) and are accompanied by chills and constitutional symptoms such as headache, photophobia, conjunctival infection, anorexia, nausea, and abdominal pain, Rash may appear at the outset or several days into the illness.
Though the fever subsides early, arthritis is one of the persistent symptoms of the disease. Migratory polyarthritis mainly affecting the small joints of the hands, wrists, ankles, and feet, with lesser involvement of the larger joints are encountered.

Epidemic of chikungunya was seen in 2007-08 in the state of Kerala and Karnataka, affecting nearly 20 lakh people. Ayurveda was then proved to be an effective therapy for the successful management of Chikungunya.

In acute phase (2-3 days), sudden onset of fever to 39-40°C Chills headache, nausea, vomiting, joint pain with or without swelling, low back ache, rash, remittance of fever in 1-2 days are seen.

In this stage, effective management by use of Ayurvedic medicine like: Sudarshan Choorna, Amrutarishta, punanavasava, Amruthothatharam Kashayam, Godanti Bhasma, Visamjwarantak Lauha are given for fever and pain.

For Nausea and Vomiting, Bilwadi Gulika, Bilwadi leham Dhanwantaram gulika, Guduchi kanda kwath, trishun tab, bhoonimba swaras, tender coconut water etc are given.
In late Phase, Post fever arthralgia, symptoms are polyarticular, migratory arthritis affecting small joints of hand and wrist etc, pain on movement which worsen in early morning but improve by mild exercise and exacerbate by strenuous exercise, generalized muscular pain, swelling of feet etc are seen.

In this stage, Dashmoola Kashayam, Yogaraja Guggulu, Indukantam Kashayam, Karpooradi Tailam (Local Application), decoction of Guduchi, sunthi, tulasi, haridra are to be given for polyarthralgia with no or minimal inflammation, panchakarma therapies like, upanaha Sweda, Dhanyamla Dhara, nadiswedanam are used to cure the disease.
In case of Rashes, restlessness etc, Punarnavadi Kashayam, Chandraprabha vati, Lepa application by Upanaha or Ellumnishadi Choorna is to be applied.

In case of swelling of legs, feet, wrist joint, gulguluthiktakam Kashayam, Varnadi Kashayam, rasana saptakam Kashayam, Gokshuradi Guggula, Simhanada Guggulu etc are to be given along with panchakarma treatment of Dhanyamala Dhara, Naadi Swedanam, Valooka Swedanam.


  1. Light food like, kanji, yoosha of mudga, kulatha.
  2. Vegetables should be prepared in less oil, non spicy, like carrot, lauki, beans, small fished, bread, karela, torai.
  3. Drinking water made from the phanta of Sunthi, pepper, dhanya, tulasi.


  1. Leafy vegetables, kala chana, curd, banana, sour substances, meat, heavy foods, oily foods.


Ayurveda described such diseases under Janpadodhwansa.

  1. Increase of Immunity can control such disease, the medication are: Sudarshana Choorna, Guduchi, Tulsi, Chyavanaprash, Bilwadi Gulika etc
2.      Mosquito Eradication:-  Application of Neem oil; bath with neem and soap; Spray of Garlic Juice; Smoking with Mustard, neem leaves and saindha namaka or Guggul, neem leaves, ghee. Chikungunya is one more reason (in addition to dengue and yellow fever) that A. aegypti must be controlled.
3.      Body should be covered by cloths as mosquito in species responsible for the disease bites in day time.

  1. Complete Blood Count
  2. Viral Assay

Word of Caution

Medication indicated above should be taken only under the guidance of Medical Practitioner.
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Why take cancer causing drugs when harmless ayurveda medicines available

Dear All

Few days back, in TOI i read the Article, "Paracetamol Tied to Blood Cancer". It was horrific to hear or read the activity of such a common OTC drug. even pregnant ladies and new born child all are given this medication as first line of medication. We all know that for fever paracetamol is given so is Nimesulide, we all know that Nimesulide now is a banned drug for child in fever or as pain killer.

My question is, why we are experimenting with the people of India? first we try this drug in population and then say after tens years of practice we say.... no this drug is carcinogenic and if taken can cause cancer so we stop this....

When we have Indigenous Drugs like Guduchi Ghana Vati, Sudarshana Choorna, Amrutarishta and Sanjeevani Vati as drugs with similar efficacy and time tested (more than 3000 years), if you still want a study do it on these drugs with similar design like that of study of paracetamol in 65000 men and women.

We all shout when Dengue or Chikungunia takes a toll that Guduchi (or Amruta) plant is very effective in cure, why not take these medicines with Guduchi as one of the ingredient for all types of fever and do a study yourself of the efficacy.

This is the Apathy of Govt that, the NRHM program in Many States are functioning with AYUSH doctors but without any AYUSH medicines. My Dear policy makers, without medicine is it possible for a doctor to show results? You are forcing them to work with Allopathic Medicines in CHC and PHC's.

In China it is mandatory to practice indigenous medicine for all the doctors, herbal drug is the most lucrative business world wide... but we are still not coming out of our slumber of western are our ruler attitude.

Now its time for public to think again for second alternative of treatment, let your Doctor asses you for medication.    

Dr Anurag Dikshit

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011


“Beauty lies in the eyes of beholders”, though this saying is true, still “ye dil mange more”, and what if everybody around us say the same thing, HOW BEAUTiFUL YOU ARE! Or YOUR SKIN IS VERY BEAUTIFUL! Or YOU HAVE A PRETTY FACE!!! And so on.

DARK PATCHES ON FACE, One of the common middle age, post pregnancy and hormonal variation problems. This problem (Aesthetic, Social & Emotional) is so severe that many women undergo any therapy present to get rid of these conditions.

For this condition Ayurveda has miraculous effects visible for with in 3rd day of therapy, in certain conditions it is visible from the very first day.

Here we apply certain medicated face massage, medicated steams as per the constitution of the body and face packs as required. Results are just awesome.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

DAY 3 2011_Sunday Leisure

AYURVEDICREMEDIES                                    SUN 16 JAN 11                                                07:00 PM
It was another sunny day after a long cold chilly noon’s, sitting at home in leisure is some thing difficult to achieve in such a hectic lifestyle days.

Good time to spend is the search of self...
Early morning & evening Yoga in the laps of nature is best time pass in holidays.

Pranayam, Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Merudanda Asana, Shalabha Asana, Bhujanga Asana, Dhanuraasana, Naukasana, Uttanapada, Sarvanga Asana, Trikona Asana etc are beautiful poses, when done with love for nature & self produces enormous energy to go for next whole weeks loads of stress. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

DAY 2 2011_Makar Sankranti

AYURVEDICREMEDIES                                      Jan 15, 2011                                        Sat 12:05 AM

Sakranti means to go from one place to another place (to change direction). It also means one meets another. It is the time when the sun changes direction from one constellation (of the zodiac) to another is known as Sankranti.

Importance of the Sun

One lunar year is of 354 days and lunar days (or nights) increases or decreases according to the phases of the moon. Solar year has 365 ¼ days and it remains the same.
Many astrological books are based upon solar calculations. The sun is the most important and the most prominent of our stars and the undisputed lord of our planetary system. The sun always comes first. First day of the week commences with Sunday (Ravi-var).

Science attaches great importance to the sun. The sun is the inexhaustible storehouse and the source of light and energy. Without sunlight creatures and vegetation would cease to exist. People will lose their life sustaining vitality. Lack of nourishing substances would lead to the end of creation. This is why the sun’s existence, movements and positions in the cosmos are so important and that is why the sun earns our respect, admiration and reverence.

Sun-God seems to remind their children that 'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya', may you go higher & higher, to more & more Light and never to Darkness.

There are 12 signs of the zodiac so are 12 Sakrantis. They are given names according to the position of the sun in relation to the signs of the zodiac. Each of the 12 Sakrantis has its relevant importance but two of these are most prominent.

These two are Mesh Sakranti and Makar Sakranti (Aries and Capricorn).The solar year commences when the sun is in Aries (the first sign of the zodiac). From the point of view of mathematical calculations, the solar year is more scientific than the lunar year.

Makar Sakranti

The second Sakranti of great importance is Makar Sakranti. Transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere (Uttarayana) is known as Makar sakranti. The sun at this time journeys northward Thus resulting in days gradually lengthening in the northern hemisphere.

Makar Sankranti signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion in which we live, and begin to enjoy a new life with bright light within us to shine brighter. We should gradually begin to grow in purity, wisdom, and knowledge, as the Sun goes from the Day of Makar Sankranti forward.
Ayurveda greatly admires this magical constellar phenomenon, Since now the sun’s power in comparison to moon is constantly increasing in many folds indicating the start of Adana Kala.

Uttarayana (the Northern Progress of the Sun) involve the six solar sidereal months from Capricorn to Cancer. During this phase, one should take abundant fruits like pomegranate, water melon, orange, grapes and tender coconut water. This phase is known as Adana Kala because much strength is lost from the body due to the hot season. Plantains and bananas should also be taken. Rice, wheat, gooseberry (which is a rich source of Vitamin C ), pineapple, mangoes, cashew, groundnut, carrot, pumpkin,honey, milk and leafy vegetables should also be consumed.  

May this festival season brings love, joy and health to all...

Dr. Anurag Dikshit
Mob: +919415335166

Skype: dranurag28

DAY 1 2011_Bone Marrow Depression

AYURVEDICREMEDIES                                       Jan 14, 2011                                           Fri 11:00 PM

Dear All, another day has passed, but today was not just another day. Today was the days of great achievements, one of my Patients of Bone Marrow Depression responded to Ayurvedic Medication after 3 months of medication, his WBC Count & Platelets has increased in last 15 days, although Hemoglobin is still not on rising trend, this patient is also enrolled for Bone Marrow Transplant in AIIMS and under the screening for donor. As per Ayurvedic Concept of Dhatu Poshana (Tissue Nutrition) it takes half a year to replenish or nourish Bone Marrow (Majja). This shows signs of production of Blood Cell in Bone Marrow, may God bless this patient to a total cure from this life threatening disease.

Bone Marrow Depression is an abnormal condition of the bone marrow in which it is unable to produce normal amounts of red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets.

Bone marrow depression is an extremely serious disorder that prohibits the body from creating the essential blood cells and platelets, leaving the immune system in a weakened state and venerable to infection. It is potentially a life threatening disorder that has to be treated immediately. In some instances, hospitalization is required and antibiotics are given to aid the immune system in its recovery. The usual recovery time is three weeks. In some instances, the time of recovery is longer or shorter. It depends on the situation of the person who has the disorder.

The signs and symptoms of bone marrow depression are as follows:
  • If you are suffering from fever of 101°F or 38.3°C,
  • If you are suffering from chills,
  • If you are feeling unusual fatigue,
  • If your skin has turned pale in color,
  • If you are suffering from sore throat,
  • If you feel pulsating noise in the ears,
  • If you are bruising,
  • If you are bleeding,
  • If you are facing trouble in catching your breath,
  • If you are suffering from dizziness,
  • If you are suffering from sever chest pain,
  • If your heartbeats are getting rapid or irregular.
  • If you are suffering from Petechiae (flat pinpoint red or purple spots on skin)
  • If your gums are bleeding,
  • If your wounds are bleeding longer than normal,
  • If your nose is bleeding
Catch you all tomorrow,Till then, good night, shubh ratri, shabba khair and may the Almighty bless you all …


Dr. Anurag Dikshit
MD (Ayu); CCYP
Member, Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America
Ayurveda, Yoga, Keraleeya Panchkarma & Marma Specialist
Mob: +919415335166
Skype: dranurag28