Best homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications for a natural treatment of cancer
By Dr. Jyothi Shenoy
Cancer is a chronic condition that occurs due to the growth of abnormal cells and tissues in any organ or part of the body. The growth is formed due to an unchecked multiplication of the cells. It is believed that the development of cancer is triggered due to the faulty response of the immune system, which results in the stimulation of the division of unhealthy cells. The conventional treatments for this disease include the use of chemotherapy drugs, radiotherapy and surgery. The surgery is performed to excise the tumor mass. Though these treatments are effective to a large extent in ensuring complete recovery of the patients, they are known to cause serious side effects. Hence, patients are advised to use some homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications given below along with the conventional treatments to allow for a faster recovery, ensure complete destruction of the cancer cells and minimize the risk of side effects.
Homeopathic remedies for cancer
This remedy is indicated when there is great hardness of the affected glands. The patients complain of severe stitching pain in the affected part that is worse at night. It is beneficial in the treatment of several forms of cancer such as the breast cancer, rectal cancer and colon cancer. It is particularly useful when the tumor is triggered following a contusion and bruises. It corresponds particularly to the glandular bruises.
This remedy has achieved a considerable reputation as an effective natural cure for the cancer of the stomach. It limits the spread of the cancer and prevents its growth. It also reduces the symptoms associated with cancer such as pain, weakness and loss of appetite. It is also prescribed for the ulcerative lesions that are at a risk of turning cancerous. This remedy can be given to the patients diagnosed with epithelioma.
Phytolacca is prescribed to the patients having a tendency to fat formation. Fatty tumors in the body can be managed well using this remedy. It can also be used for the treatment of hard cancerous tumors of the breast and ovaries having a scrofulous taint. It may also prove useful in the treatment of fatty tumors having hard, painful nodosities. It helps in the faster recovery of women having cancer of the breast when the mass is hard, and painful with a purple hue.
Ayurvedic medications for the treatment of cancer
Astragalus (Huang Qi)
This medicine helps in treating cancer by modifying the response of the immune system. It prevents it from stimulating an abnormal multiplication of cells thus limiting the growth and spread of cancer. It also works by stimulating the natural production of a substance called interferon in the body. It helps the immune system to identify and destroy the abnormal cells.
This herb has shown powerful anti-cancer activity. It helps to destroy the cancer cells by inhibiting angiogenesis. It is a process by which new blood vessels are formed in the tumor mass. When this process is blocked, the growing tumor mass is deprived of the blood supply. Hence, it does not receive the nutrients needed for its survival resulting in the death of the cancer cells. This helps in the destruction of the cancer cells.
This herbal remedy has been proved to possess a powerful anti-neoplastic activity. It is effective against several forms of cancers, and can shrink them. It can be used in the management of cancer of the stomach, colon, pancreas, rectum and the breasts. It is also effective in treating sarcomas.
The active ingredients present in this herb have been found to possess tumor-shrinking properties, which help to limit the spread and growth of the cancer mass. It also has anti-estrogenic abilities that are beneficial in the treatment of cancers dependent on the levels of hormones in the body such as breast cancer, and ovarian cancer.
Use of these Ayurvedic and homeopathic remedies along with the conventional modes of cancer treatment can help increase the chances of survival of the patients. They can continue using these remedies even after the cancer is completely cured to reduce the risk of recurrence in the future.
Effective homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications for treating lung carcinoma
by Jyothi Shenoy
Lung carcinoma is one of the most common forms of tumors. It affects the lungs and causes slowly progressive symptoms like breathing difficulties, cough, blood in sputum, weakness, loss of appetite and pain in the chest. This cancer has a very high tendency to spread to the surrounding structures such as the breast, esophagus, and the liver. The common causes of this condition include active and passive smoking, exposure to the high levels of air pollution and the presence of chronic disorders like PCOD and emphysema. The conventional treatment for this form of cancer includes chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. However, due to the high risk of spread and the increased incidence of serious side effects and complications related to the conventional treatments; patients are increasingly preferring the natural treatments like homeopathy and Ayurveda to ensure complete recovery in a safe manner. Here are some of the most effective homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications that can help in the management of lung carcinoma.
Homeopathic Remedies for lung cancer
Arsenicum Album is a very good remedy for the management of cancer, particularly lung cancer. It is recommended for the patients suffering from a terminal stage of cancer. It reduces the risk of mortality and allows the patient to recover faster. It eases the pain and other symptoms caused due to this condition. It also helps the patients deal with the fear of death that arises out of the feelings of not knowing what lies ahead, or what to expect. It reduces the fears and anxieties during the transition from the diseased state to a healthy life. When used appropriately, it works well in assisting the patients to come to a greater peace about the painful process of dealing with the cancer treatment. It also strengthens the immune system and modifies its response that allows the body to identify and destroy the cancer cells.
This remedy is indicated when the cancer presents with knots, hardened lumps or kernels in the lung tissues. The symptoms are accompanied by indurated tissues with stony hardness. It helps to reduce the spread and growth of lung cancer by controlling the division of the abnormal cells. It is also beneficial for the prevention of cancer. Patients having a higher risk of developing lung carcinoma due to the presence of factors such as history of smoking or hereditary tendency should use this remedy on a regular basis to prevent the development of cancer.
This remedy can help limit the spread of lung cancer to the neighboring structures. The other characteristic symptoms of this remedy are loss of appetite, severe weakness and a discharge of black and offensive material along with cough. The patients may also complain of intense burning pains through the diseased part.
Ayurvedic herbal remedies for the treatment of lung carcinoma
Ashwagandha possesses strong adaptogenic properties, which allow a person to cope with the stress during the painful process of cancer treatment and help him or her recover faster. It has been said to ‘intuit’ where the body needs support and offers it. It also increases the response of the body to the cancer treatments thus making them more effective in eliminating the abnormal cells. It also increases the overall energy levels, and frees the body’s systems from the free radicals that are known to worsen the existing condition.
Several double-blind studies have proven the anti-cancer properties of garlic. This herb helps to treat lung cancer by stimulating apoptosis. It is a process of programmed cell death that ensures rapid destruction of the abnormally multiplying cancer cells. Patients having a higher risk of this disease can also use this herb on a regular basis to prevent its development.
Ginger, one of the most commonly used herbs in the kitchen, has been gifted with powerful medicinal properties that help in an effective management of lung cancer. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and reduces the damage to the healthy lung tissues. It also soothes and heals the damaged tissues and allows a person to recover faster.
The risk of complications and mortality associated with lung carcinoma can be reduced significantly by the use of these remedies. Patients can take these remedies along with the conventional treatments to ensure faster recovery and prevent the recurrence of cancer.
Homeopathic and Ayurvedic remedies for high cholesterol
By Dr Jyothi Shenoy
Cholesterol is a fatty substance present in the blood, tissues and cells of the body. It is produced in the liver and circulated throughout the body to be used to make vitamin D and some hormones including estrogen and cortisone. However, though cholesterol is needed by the body to perform some functions; when the levels of cholesterol rise, it can lead to some serious health problems like heart attacks, hypertension, diabetes and stroke. Regular use of some homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications can help to keep the cholesterol levels in control and reduce the risk of these diseases.
Homeopathic medications for high cholesterol
Allium Sativum is a homeopathic remedy prepared from garlic. It helps in eliminating the excess cholesterol from the blood by increasing the vitality of the person. It can also reduce the risk of heart attacks and hypertension caused due to the cholesterol deposits in the arteries. It is beneficial for the patients having raised cholesterol levels due to the unhealthy dietary habits, especially excessive eating of meat. The patients may present with complaints of hyperacidity, burning in the stomach and burping or belching.
Aurum Metallicum is prepared from gold. It is of great help in the cases of high cholesterol in which the arteries have hardened due to the cholesterol deposits. Aurum Metallicum is also recommended for the patients having a rapid and irregular pulse along with violent palpitations. The patients may also complain of pain behind the sternum, which is aggravated at night.
Calcarea Carbonica is beneficial for the overweight patients having high cholesterol. An unusual craving for eggs is the key symptom pointing to this remedy. Patients may also complain of excessive sensitiveness to cold air and an increased perspiration.
Ayurvedic herbs for the management of high cholesterol
Alfalfa (Medicago satina)
This herbal remedy is highly effective in treating the disorders affecting the blood vessels including atherosclerosis caused by the high levels of cholesterol. It can also be used to reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke. It helps in clearing up the cholesterol plaques deposited in the arteries and ensures an uninterrupted supply of blood to the vital organs.
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
This herb has been used traditionally for the treatment of high cholesterol and the related cardiac complications. It can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks. It stimulates the burning of fats in the body thus dissolving the cholesterol plaques. It ensures a smooth flow of blood through the arteries by keeping them free from cholesterol deposits.
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Coriander, a commonly used herb for seasoning, is a very good natural remedy for treating high cholesterol. Its anti-lipemic action is achieved mainly through its effect on the kidneys. It acts as an effective diuretic and stimulates the functions of the kidneys. This helps to boost the elimination of excess fats from the blood along with the toxins via urination. This ensures stable levels of cholesterol and allows for the detoxification of the body.
Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)
It is a traditionally used herb for treating high cholesterol. It is particularly used to relieve the complications of this condition affecting the heart. It boosts the action of the heart and preserves the blood flow through its arteries thereby reducing the risk of heart attacks. It contains guggulsterones that have been proven to decrease the cholesterol levels.
Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)
It is a small plant found commonly in most Indian households. It has the capacity to cure several disorders by regulating the metabolic processes of the body. It dissolves the cholesterol accumulated in the arteries and helps in ensuring their elimination by the kidneys.
A higher amount of cholesterol in the blood causes a condition known as atherosclerosis, in which the excess fatty materials pile up along the inner walls of the arteries resulting in the restriction of blood flow to the vital organs. A blockage in the blood vessels of the heart and the brain due to the cholesterol plaques can lead to a heart attack or stroke, respectively. The homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications mentioned above can keep the cholesterol levels within normal limits and prevent these complications.
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Best homeopathic and Ayurvedic medicines for stroke
By Dr Jyothi Shenoy
A stroke occurs due to the interruption in the blood supply to the brain resulting in the death of the brain cells. Patients may experience symptoms such as difficulty in walking, inability to speak, numbness or paralysis of one side of the body, blurred vision and headache. A stroke can lead to a permanent or temporary disability. That is why; the post-stroke care is critical for a faster and complete recovery of the patients. Ayurvedic herbs and homeopathic medications are highly beneficial in preventing stroke. These remedies can also help patients to recover from an attack of stroke and restore the movements of the body in a shorter period of time.
Homeopathic medication for stroke
Aconite Nap is a commonly used homeopathic remedy for the management of stroke. It is indicated when there is an excessive fear of death accompanying the symptoms. It can reduce the risk of depression in the patients with stroke. It can also reduce the stress, anxiety and a feeling of panic in the patients who have had an attack of stroke. It also helps in improving the muscle strength and allows the patient to recover faster.
Aurum Mur can be used in the cases of stroke that have occurred due to depression or excessive stress. It can reduce the effect of mental stress and worries on the general health of a person and helps to control the blood pressure. This helps to take care of one of the most common causes of stroke, which is hypertension.
The risk of stroke is higher in the patients who are obese. The factors linked with obesity such as increased cholesterol levels, atherosclerosis, and an increased risk of hypertension and diabetes contribute to the occurrence of stroke. It can also be given to the patients who have already suffered stroke; it can help them to recover faster by minimizing the damage to the brain by lowering the blood pressure.
Cocculus is indicated for the patients with stroke when the attacks are accompanied by severe nausea and vertigo. The stroke is often preceded by these two symptoms. The patients may also present with a history of convulsive movements of the eyes before the attacks. Cocculus can be given to the patients having paralysis, especially of the lower limbs. The patients also experience a violent headache running from the vertex to the left side of the head.
Ayurvedic remedies for stroke
Scutellaria baicalensis is a fundamental herb used in the traditional system of medicine for the management of stroke. It produces an anti-inflammatory action and reduces damage to the brain thus improving its functions. It also reduces the risk of stroke by keeping the cholesterol and triglyceride levels in control. The root of this plant contains powerful flavonoids, including baicalin, oroxyloside, norwogonoside, and wogonoside, which repair the damaged tissues and help the patients to recover faster.
Ginseng is beneficial for the repair of nerves affected due to stroke. It contains strong adaptogens that help the body cope with the mental and physical stress associated with stroke and also stimulate the body's defense against this disease. It has the ability to protect against the neurodegeneration. It also improves the blood circulation to the brain by dilating the blood vessels. It enhances memory, and boosts the other functions of the brain.
Turmeric is revered for its action on the brain and nervous system. It protects the system against the damage caused by free radicals and helps the patients to recover faster. It also improves the strength of the muscles and enables the person to move about and perform the daily activities within a shorter duration of period after the attack of stroke. It also prevents high blood pressure, which is a common risk factor for stroke.
An attack of stroke can be devastating for the life of a person as well as his or her near ones. It can reduce the ability of the patients to move around thus affecting the quality of his life. The use of homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications mentioned above based on the specific indications can help a person recover from this illness in a shorter duration of time and enable him to live a normal and healthy life.
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Effective homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications for hypertension
By Dr Jyothi Shenoy
Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most common lifestyle disorders. The common causes of this condition include stress, unhealthy dietary habits, sedentary life, alcoholism, and even lack of proper sleep. Over a period of time, this disease can lead to several life-threatening complications such as heart attacks and stroke. It is important to keep this disease in control to prevent the risk of these complications. Here are a few homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications that can help you keep your blood pressure in control.
Homeopathic medicines for hypertension
Belladonna is a highly effective medicine for hypertension that usually occurs with a severe throbbing headache. The pain is often felt in the temporal region along with a burning sensation. There may be a few accompanying symptoms like heat and redness of the face. The key symptom pointing to this remedy is the sudden appearance of the signs. Taking a dose of Belladonna can help to bring the blood pressure down and also reduce the associated symptoms.
Nux Vomica can be used in the cases of hypertension caused due to the unhealthy lifestyle habits. It is indicated when the disease has resulted from an overindulgence in unhealthy passions and high life. The patient has a craving for tea, coffee, spicy and fried food and liquor. It is recommended for chilly patients who tend to get angry easily. The patient is thin, nervous, highly active and irritable. It is suitable for the aggressive men who are the achievers and go-getters.
Natrum Mur is prescribed for the patients with hypertension who have an intense craving for salty foods. In fact, the high blood pressure is the result of or worsened due to an excessive intake of salt. The patients may also complain of dryness of the mouth along with an increased thirst. An edema and dropsy are the common symptoms accompanying high blood pressure. There may be puffiness of the face or the eyes along with an asymmetrically coated tongue and frequent blinding headaches.
Ayurvedic medicine for hypertension
Ashwagandha possesses adaptogenic properties, which help to lower blood pressure by reducing inflammation and stress. This herb also strengthens the mind and body and increases the ability of the person to handle psychological and physical stress. It also increases the vitality and resistance of the patients and produces a normalizing and strengthening effect on the circulatory system, thus reducing the blood pressure.
This herb also helps to reduce blood pressure by regulating the production and release of stress hormones like cortisol. It allows a person to fight the other causes of hypertension such as obesity, depression and anxiety.
Triphala has been used as a natural anti-hypertensive remedy for treating hypertension. It rejuvenates the body, and reduces the effect of stress on the mind and body. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and reduces the damage to the blood vessels. Triphala decreases hypertension by normalizing the blood circulation. It also reduces the cholesterol levels thus taking care of one of the most common precursors of hypertension. It also works towards preventing atherosclerosis in the arteries and reduces edema. By lowering inflammation and edema, this herb reduces the pressure against the walls of the blood vessels. It also has anti-obesity properties, which help the patients to maintain weight and reduce the risk of hypertension.
Jatamansi is highly beneficial in an effective and natural treatment of hypertension. It helps to protect the arteries from the damage caused by the free radicals by producing a strong antioxidant action. It also assists in the repair of the damaged arterial walls thus reducing the risk of complications of hypertension. It prevents narrowing of the blood vessels and increases their inner diameter, thus creating a lower pressure on the blood vessel walls. By counteracting the damage to the blood vessels, Jatamansi prevents atherosclerosis before it begins. It also produces a calming effect on the mind and body and reduces stress.
These homeopathic and Ayurvedic medicines can keep your blood pressure in control without causing any serious side effects. Regular use of these medicines can also help to reduce the risk of serious complications of hypertension.
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The best homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications for the management for obesity
By Dr Jyothi Shenoy
Obesity is the most common factor linked with a rising incidence of several lifestyle diseases such as heart attacks, stroke, cardiac failure, hypertension and diabetes. It has been found that while obesity can increase the risk of these diseases, a slight reduction in weight can also decrease the likelihood of the patients developing them. However, losing weight is a very difficult process as the patients need to control their appetite and cravings. Most patients, who make changes in their diet to lose weight, are able to stick to the new dietary habits only for a few weeks making their journey to weight loss short-lived. Taking the help of homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications along with the changes in the diet and regular exercises can help them control their appetite and allow them to reach their weight loss goal.
Homeopathic medicines for obesity
This remedy is indicated for treating obesity when there is an excess deposition of fats in the abdominal region. It boosts the metabolic rate of the body and ensures faster burning of fats. It is suitable for the fat and flabby patients having a tendency to sweat profusely, especially on the head. Another key symptom of this medicine is the patients are unable to tolerate cold air.
2. Natrum Mur
Natrum Mur is indicated for weight loss when there is an excess deposition of fats around the hips, buttocks and thighs. This medicine provides wonderful results when the excess weight gain has occurred due to the continued stress and depression. The important constitutional symptoms pointing to this remedy are excessive heat in the body, intolerance to the heat of the sun and anemia.
Lycopodium is one of the best remedies for stimulating fat loss. It is used when the buttocks and thighs have excess fat along with the presence of gastric symptoms like severe flatulence and constipation. Patients usually have a craving for sweet foods and like to indulge in hot foods and drinks.
Ayurvedic remedies for obesity
Kalonji, also called Nigella sativa, is a perfect herbal remedy that works very well in the management of obesity. It stimulates the burning of fats by boosting the metabolic processes in the body. Regular use of this medicine helps a person maintain a healthy body mass index. It also helps to control the appetite and craving and helps a person to stick to a low-calorie diet. It also regulates the digestion and assimilation of food and increases the absorption of nutrients in the body. This helps to prevent nutritional deficiencies and the resulting weakness when the person is on a low-calorie diet.
Ginger offers a multitude of medicinal powers, which help in a safe and natural management of obesity. It ignites the digestive fire in the body and helps to mobilize the fats stored in the abdominal region.
The fats are later converted to a usable source of energy, which can be utilized by the body’s cells and tissues to perform their functions. It also controls the appetite and ensures lower intake of food by the patient. This creates a negative balance of calories in the body, which means the calories consumed by the person are less than the calories used by the body.
Guggul not only helps to reduce body fats but also controls the levels of cholesterol in the body. This helps patients to lose weight while also reducing the risk of diseases caused by high cholesterol like heart attacks and stroke. It acts on the fats stored in the body and converts them into glycogen thus allowing the body to use them efficiently. This stimulates the depletion of fat depots thereby ensuring a faster weight loss.
Patients are advised to use these remedies based on their indications on a regular basis along with the consumption of a healthy and nutritious diet and regular exercises to lose weight and reduce their risk of lifestyle diseases. These remedies help a person to stick to a healthy diet for a longer duration by controlling their appetite and cravings thus removing the major hurdles in the weight loss journey. These remedies are safe to use and do not cause any harmful effect on the body.
Homeopathic and Ayurvedic medicines for controlling diabetes naturally
By Dr Jyothi Shenoy
Diabetes is incurable. Once diagnosed with this disease, the patients have to take the medicines lifelong. Most of the modern anti-diabetic medications, including insulin, cause serious side effects which can affect the health of the other organs in the body. That is why; there is a growing number of patients who would like to try homeopathic and Ayurvedic medications for treating diabetes. Here are some of the best Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines for a safe and effective management of this condition:
Homeopathic medicines for diabetes
1. Uranium nitrate
This remedy can help control blood sugar levels and also provide relief from the annoying symptoms of diabetes like polyuria, dryness of the mouth and polydypsia. It reduces the sugar in the urine. It is particularly effective when the disease is caused due to the assimilative derangements causing symptoms such as indigestion, debility, and enormous thirst and appetite, yet the patient continues to lose weight.
2. Phosphoric acid
This remedy corresponds to the diabetes of nervous origin in which the patients suffers from an increased frequency of urination, and passing of milky urine. It is suitable for the cases where the diabetes has developed primarily due to grief, and anxiety. It is also suitable for the patients who are apathetic and indifferent, as well as have a poor mental and physical force.
3. Lactic acid
It is an exceedingly effective remedy for the management of gastro-hepatic cases of diabetes. The indications include copious urination, light yellow colored and saccharine urine, increased thirst, nausea, voracious appetite, and debility.
4. Syzygium Jambolanum
Syzygium Jambolanum is the most commonly used homeopathic remedy for treating diabetes. It reduces the blood sugar levels within a few weeks of beginning the therapy. Its anti-diabetic effect is comparable to that of insulin.
Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes
1. Eugenia jambolana
Eugenia jambolana or Jamun beej churna is the dry powder of the seeds of Jamun fruits, which possess strong anti-diabetic properties. It also reduces the symptoms of diabetes like weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, and increased frequency of urination. The powder can be consumed two to three times a day with lukewarm water to keep the blood sugar levels in control.
2. Gymnema sylvestre
This medicine can reduce the blood sugar levels by increasing the secretion of insulin in the pancreas. This ensures that the carbohydrates consumed by the person are metabolized rapidly thereby keeping the blood sugar levels within normal limits.
3. Pterocarpus marsupium
The bark of this plant is used to treat diabetes in a safe and natural way. It controls the symptoms of diabetes and also prevents the complications of this disease. It can be used to protect the nerves from the effect of increased blood sugar levels and prevent neuralgia. It produces an antioxidant action, which helps to protect the tissues of the pancreas, kidneys, and the eyes against the free radicals thereby reducing the risk of damage caused by them.
4. Ficus bengalensis
Ficus bengalensis, or the bark of the banyan tree, can be used to treat insulin-dependent diabetes. It acts in a way similar to that of insulin and keeps the blood sugar levels within normal limits. It produces an anti-inflammatory action and protects the pancreas from any damage. This allows the organ to produce sufficient amounts of insulin and thus, keeps the blood sugar levels in control.
Shilajit, which is popularly called the Rock asphalt, contains strong medicinal properties that help in an effective management of diabetes. It also helps to prevent the risk of impotency associated with diabetes in men. It also increases the energy levels of the person and allows him or her to feel fresh by reducing general debility.
6. C. Tamal (Tejpatra)
C. Tamal is a commonly used spice in the kitchen. It is also called Tejpatra. Diabetic patients can include this spice in their regular diet to keep their blood sugar levels in control. It produces an anti-diabetic effect by boosting the carbohydrate metabolism and enhancing the ability of the body’s cells and tissues to utilise sugars.
Regular use of these remedies based on the indications can help patients achieve better control over their blood sugar levels. It can also help to prevent the complications of diabetes.