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Most effective Ayurvedic remedies for diabetes

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Over the past century, there has been a drastic rise in the diabetic levels across the globe. This rise is owed to eating more of processed foods, canned drinks and of course higher sugar intake. Ayurvedic remedies are available to help in fighting and restricting this impact and are highly beneficial when combined with diet and exercise.

 

Fenugreek or methi

fenugreek

This is a deep cleansing ayurvedic remedy that can be easily consumed not only in direct form but is also used in vegetables and curries across many cultures. Basically fenugreek has properties that helps in managing your sugar levels in the body through the digestion process. It further enhances the function of the pancreatic cells and helps in boosting your insulin production. The amino acid in fenugreek called 4-hydroxyisoleucine helps in the same.

 

Home-remedy- For this remedy, you can just soak a spoon of these seeds overnight in some water. Drink this water in the morning and chew the seeds along side too. Another way of using the same would be roast these seeds for a couple of minute and then allow them too cool. Use them as a woodier or even chew on them. You can also boil one cup of the seeds in a litre of water and then strain and keep having 2 glasses every day.

 

Bitter gourd or bitter melon 

bitter gourd

Bitter melon is highly suggested for diabetic patients because the bitter properties or taste found in the sam helps in managing your sugar levels. And though drinking up this juice or consuming the vegetable is not appealing, its benefits are much more wide spread. The extracts of this regale contain an enzyme that reduces your sugar levels post a meal. It also contains phytonutrients named charantin that allows sugar to be more easily absorbed by the cells and muscles.

Home remedy - You can just drink up the juice of this vegetable mixed with either plain gourd or even cucumber juice. Alternatively, you can add this to soups for getting a healthy dose of vegetables combined with benefits. Stir frying too helps in reducing the bitterness while providing similar benefits. 

 

Pterocarpus or Vijaysar

Pterocarpus

This is a deciduous tree that grows in the Deccan Peninsula of the Indian subcontinent. It has been known to reduce the absorption of sugar levels in the intestines thus helping with type 2 diabetes. Along with having many anti-diabetic properties, this tree is also known for providing respite against many other related issues.

 

Home remedy- Ideally you should take a wooden bowl for storing the bark of this tree with some water. In the morning, drink up this water on an empty stomach. After a month of intensive therapy, you can change the bowl. It is the combination of wood along with the bark that creates this beneficial impact. Another way of using this would be getting the powder of this bark from ayurvedic stores and mixing it up with water and have a spoonful of the same everyday.

Fenugreek main bitter gourd Pterocarpu

 

posted Jun 20, 2016 by Rachel

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PCOS

 

PCOS is one of the major causes of infertility in women, which is accompanied by other issues like obesity, menstrual irregularity, etc. As the name suggests, cysts are found in the ovaries of women suffering from this syndrome. Some of the evident symptoms of the same include loss of hair, pan around the neck, irregular periods, hormonal abnormalities, etc. There are various strong medications available for creating this issue. However, due to fluctuations like high amounts of male hormone testosterone i.e. Hyperandrogenism; LH- Luteinizing hormone imbalance and other fluctuations make medical treatments rather complicated.

Ayurvedic procedures:

Ayurvedic treatment PCOS

 

In this reference, ayurvedic procedures are not only safe but effective in the long run. The process usually involves-

Basti - In this process, a medicated oil or decoction is provided through the rectum. It aids in releasing the vitiated Vata and helps to improve ovulation functions.

Uttarbasti - This ayurvedic process is known to treat multiple gynecological issues along with purifying the ovaries. It has helped treat the issue of PCOD by injecting purifying oils into the uterus and ovaries.

Virechan - Through this process, detoxification of the pitta takes place by using ayurvedic alternatives that cleanse the ovaries, intestine and also help in faster explosion of these cysts.

Vaman - This is a cleansing procedure that is focussed on the excretion of vitiated ‘Kapha’. It is a painless procedure where a drug is induced via emetic modes to purify the internal toxins. Doing so also balances the  hormonal system and stimulates pancreas for reducing symptoms of PCOD/ PCOS.

Mentioned below are some ayurveda medicines and herbs that aid in the above procedures-

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Shavatri

This herb is known to regulate normal functions of the ovaries, helps your menstrual cycle get back on track and is also known to combat high insulin levels in the body, which is caused because of hyperinsulinemia. It contains phytoestrogen that has natural hormones to help in the same.

Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia)

guduchi

 

Guduchi known as an excellent anti- inflammatory ayurvedic herb. It helps in restoring the insulin imbalance in the body, which in turn helps the ovaries to revitalise while reducing insulin resistance.

Shatapushpa (Foeniculum vulgare)

fennel

 

The common household name of this ayruvedic remedy is fennel seeds that are called shatapushpa in Sanskrit. They are a good source of phytoestrogens that again bring down the levels of insulin resistance in the body and restore the cellular imbalance that is a major cause of PCOS.

Triphala

triphala

 

Basically Triphala is the mixture of three fruits that are Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) all blended together. Being a rich vitamin C source, it contains natural anti-oxidants along with inflammation reducing properties. It is also known to fight free radicals and detoxify the body. As a result, it helps in restoring harmony in the body.

Aloe Vera- Kumari (Aloe barbadensis)

aloe vera

 

Aloe Vera is a boon of ayurveda for women who suffer from different kinds of menstrual issues along with PCOS. It is known to regulate your menstrual cycle, restore hormonal imbalances and also cleanses and purifies. Just 2 spoons of the same on an empty stomach is known to aid in the purification.

 

Image sources:

PCOS - Wholefamilyhealth

Ayurvedic procedures -Ayurtimes

Shatavari - medicineindia

Guduchi - Boloji

Shatapushpa - Bestfennel

Triphala - kaivalya-ayurveda

Aloe-vera - Stylecraze

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ayurvedic medicines

Endometriosis is the condition in which the uterus tissue lining grows outside of uterus. It is one of the major reasons for female infertility.

Flax seeds or Alasi

flax seeds

 

For treating the issue of Endometriosis, you have to consume 4 tbsp of flax seeds, which were soaked overnight in about a cup of water. Next morning, just strain and drink the water on empty stomach. Do so for at least 10 days to see visible results.

Daruharidra or Berberis aristrata

berberis aristata

 

For this remedy, you have to consume the decoction of Daruharidra on an empty stomach for at least 3 menstrual cycles. Capsules of the same are available in the market too, but if you can get the fresh herb, then nothing like it. Doing so helps the uterus to gain strength for controlling bleeding, receives pain and also controls the abnormality in the cells. You can combine the same with some Lodhra [Symplocos racemosa] and Arjun [Terminalia arjuna].

Shavatri or Asparagus racemosus

shavatri

 

5 grams of Shavatri along with 5 grams of Vidarikanda - commonly known as Pueraria tuberosa and 3 grams of Arjun is suggested for this remedy. Boil all the herbs in about 50ml of cow’s milk along with 150ml of water till thickens up. Filter the same and drink every day till you experience relief.

Sarivadyasava

sarivadyasava

 

This is a very common ayurvedic medicine that is known to prevent and control bleeding. You will find it very easily in most ayruvedic stores. Just have 1 spoon on an empty stomach or with water.

Ashok Trees Bark

ashok tree bark

 

Buy the bark of Ashoka tree and then crush the same using a mortar and pestle or even in the mixer. Mix 2 spoons of the same in 1 glass of water and heat till it reduces to half. Drink the same twice a day to get respite from the bleeding and pain.

Chandraprabha vati

You can either have 2 tablets of 250mg each of this ayurvedic medicine twice a day or mix 2 spoons of the powdered form with pomegranate juice/ cow’s milk and drink it for cleansing the reproductive organs.

Ashwagandhaaristha

This is basically a medicated sort of wine that helps the uterus to get strengthen the organ. Mix 5ml of this along with 10 ml of water and drink it twice a day. It will take about 3-4 months to show results but in the long run, it eliminates the problem of Endometriosis completely.

Triphala Churna

Triphala Churna is easily available in ayurvedic stores and is known as a mild laxative. Just mix this with a bit of water or any juice of your choice and drink daily. 1 spoon a day is known to cleanse the intestine and detoxifies the body, while clearing up the build up of these excessive cell growth.

 

Image sources:

Image 1 -gazettereview

Flax seeds - fitindian

Daruharidra - Indiamart

Shavatri - Shavatri

Sarivadyasava - amritherbs

Ashok Tree Barks - Kislaya

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low sperm motility


Male sperm motility rate is a contributing factor when it comes to conception issues. Motility is associated with the overall health of the male sperm. In this case, low motility means that the chances of the sperms attaching to the egg is very low. Motility is also called the ability of the sperm to swim. The lower it is, the reduced chances of conception are. Thankfully, there are many medicines available in ayurveda that can assist in the process.

Increase Spice Intake

spices

In the world of ayurveda, there are a lot of spices that are known to help in cleansing the genitourinary tract. These include turmeric, ajwain or carom seeds and cumin powder or jeera. Increasing the amount of these spices in your diet is known to help with the problem of treating this issue. You can also mix up these three spices and have a spoon of them once in the morning and once at night.

American Ginseng Root (Panax quinquefolius)

american ginseng

The root of the American Ginseng is regarded as a sexual tonic for not only boosting the motility rates of the individual but it is also known to fight what issues related to erectile dysfunctions, nervous system and boosting your overall sperm production. It has HPA that is known for strengthening the overall sexual performance along with balancing the levels of hormones. It also reduces your stress and anxiety levels, which have a significant contribution in managing sperm motility.

Yohimbe Bark (Pausinystalia yohimbe)

yohimbe bark

This is a herb that is highly suggested for improving overall circulation, especially in the erectile tissues. It is known to benefit with both physiological and emotional benefits to heal the problem of impotence and poor motility rates. There is an active component in the herb that is known to dilate the blood vessels and lower blood pressure. On the whole, this is known for benefiting the sexual organs by enlarging them, thus increasing the reflex excitability for lower spinal cord. It not only helps with better motility but helps in improving blood flow for overall improvement in erectile functions.

Saw Palmetto berry (Serenoa repens)

saw palmetto berries

Saw Palmetto is an ayurvedic remedy that is known for helping your complete endocrine system, which is known to assist the overall reproductive function in men. Some of the causes of poor motility include high stress levels poor immune function and poor dietary habits. Having this herb on a regular basis is known to combat these issues. Plus, this herb also has adaptogenic, antiandrogenic and anti-inflammatory properties and doubles as an urinary antiseptic. So combining everything together it helps to consistently spruces up your motility levels.

Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii)

maca root

Maca root is perhaps best known for stimulating and nourishing the hypothalamus. Known as the tonic for your pituitary gland, which also doubles as a tonic for the hormone system, Maca Root helps in balancing your hormonal levels. As long as your pituitary gland is functioning fine, hormone output of the 3 other glands work fine too. A study revealed that having about 1,500 – 3,000 mg a day helped to boost sperm motility along with sperm count and it also increased your adrenal androgens.

Ashwagandha

ashwagandha

An ancient ayurvedic remedy, this is known for boosting your sperm motility like known other. Based on a 90 day test it was revealed that there was a drastic rise in sperm motility when Ashwagandha root was consumed on a  daily basis. You can either have the capsule of the same or consume its powder - about 1-2 spoons daily.

Maca root- Vikingrx.com

Saw Palmetto berry- bigbencentral.co.uk

American ginseng- Herbslist

Spice intake- Conceiveeasy

Yohimbe bark- Gomoa.net

Ashwagandha- Ashwagandha

Low sperm motility (main image) - advancedfertility.com

 

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pcos

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem of hormone imbalance. It causes fertility problem for women and makes it difficult to conceive. Women with PCOS will have small cysts in ovaries and these cysts are responsible for hormone imbalance. If  PCOS is not treated, over time it can lead to some serious health issues. 

 

Symptoms

 

  • Ovaries become enlarged and accommodate number of small fluid filled sacs.
  • Irregular periods; fewer than 8 periods a year, prolonged periods (either scant or heavy), menstrual interval longer than 35 days, or no menstruation.
  • Elevated levels of androgens (male hormones) may result in some physical indications such as facial/body hair, acne, etc.
  • You may also experience fatigue and mood changes.
  • Weight gain is also a sign of PCOS.
  • You may have pelvic pain, headache due to hormonal changes.

 

Causes

 

  • High levels of male hormones (androgens) cause PCOS.
  • Excess insulin also affects the ovaries and interfere with the ovulation process. Insulin is a hormone generated in the pancreas that makes cells to utilize glucose.
  • Low-grade inflammation; inflammation is a substance which fights against infections. Women with PCOS will have low-grade inflammation and this will make ovaries to produce excess androgens.
  • Heredity; your chances of getting PCOS is high if your mother/sister has it.

 

Home Remedies To Cure PCOS

 

Cinnamon

 

  • Cinnamon help regulate menstrual cycle in women with PCOS. Also, it is helpful for reducing the insulin resistance.
  • Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon powder with a glass of hot water, drink it daily for few months.
  • You can also sprinkle some cinnamon powder to your daily diet.
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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

  • Apple cider vinegar help control the blood sugar and prevents your body from producing excess insulin.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. Drink it in the morning and also before your meals. Continue for several weeks to see the result.
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Flaxseed

 

  • Flaxseed helps reduce androgen levels and fights against PCOS.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons flaxseed powder to a glass of water. Drink it daily for few months.
  • Also, try to add flaxseed powder to your daily diet.

Fenugreek

FENUGREEK

  • Fenugreek increases glucose metabolism and enhances insulin resistance. This is very helpful for balancing your hormone.
  • Soak 3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds for 7-8 hours. Consume one teaspoon of soaked fenugreek seeds along with some honey first thing in the morning. And one teaspoon of seeds 10 minutes before lunch and another teaspoon before dinner. Repeat regularly for a few weeks.
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