Sore throat is one of the common problems that almost everyone faces in their lives. The problem of sore throat mostly occurs due to viral infections. People affected with sore throat problems may experience the change in the voice module. Mild pain, difficulty in swallowing, slight swelling in the throat area etc are the common symptoms of sore throat.
What causes sore throat?
A sore throat may occur due to many reasons but the major causes of sore throat are stated below-
Sore throat affects millions of people in the world, there are a few home remedies for sore throat stated below, follow the home remedies for sore throat treatment
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Add a spoon of honey and lemon juice to warm water and drink it. Honey can help relieve the pain of a sore throat.
Tea with ginger and honey is a popular concoction that soothes the inflamed throat.
Red hibiscus tea helps ease your sore throat. Red hibiscus tea is also beneficial as it is high in Vitamin C.
Add 1 tsp of Yashtimadhu (licorice roots) to 2 cups of water and boil the mixture for 5-10 minutes. Drink this decoction 2-3 times a day. You may also add some honey to it.
Mix ¼ tsp of Triphala powder in water and leave it covered overnight. Drink the clear water in the morning. Triphala has high levels of Vitamin C and clears mucus from the body
Chew betel leaves
Betel leaves is an ancient and traditional folklore medicine that can help ease your sore throat.
The numbing properties of cloves prove an effective home remedy for sore throats. They are also useful when you have a dry cough.
Giloy plays a critical role in curing cough and soreness of the throat.. Giloy contains high anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the swelling of the throat and decreases the pain.
Drink the concoction boiled with Mint leaves, ginger, water and lemongrass
Take one tablespoon of coriander seed with a piece of ginger, mash them and crush them.Put these two crushed ingredients into the water, and boil the water for 5 to 6 minutes.Strain the liquid in the glass and mix one or two tablespoons of honey in it.Drink this concoction at least two times a day.
Amla juice is known to help cure cough and sore throat.
Boil 1 tsp fenugreek in 250 ml of water for 5 minutes, strain and drink it
Boil half tsp cinnamon powder in 250 ml of water for 5 minutes, strain and let it be warm/cold enough, then add some honey and lemon and drink it.
There’s nothing better than a glass of warm milk with dry ginger powder at bedtime to soothe your throat.
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical system that has been practiced for over 5000 years. It focuses on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Dinacharya, meaning "daily routine" in Sanskrit, is a crucial aspect of Ayurvedic philosophy and is considered one of the pillars of good health.
Here are some of the key reasons why dinacharya is important in Ayurveda:
The well-being of new mothers is at the heart of the centuries-old practice of Ayurveda. Ayurveda, offers a holistic set of guidelines on caring for new mothers and restoring the delicate balance of energies within the postpartum body.Postpartum is a transformative and reinforcing period where there is a total variation in the social environment to being a mother.
why is postnatal care important?The first 42 days after birth lay the ground work for the mother and baby’s health for the next 42 years according to Ayurveda. The process of giving birth and transitioning from being pregnant to no longer pregnant is Vata Dosha aggravating. The key to postpartum care of the mother is to calm vata (the ether and air elements).
The mother is full of the mobile, light, dry, and cold qualities after the loss of energy and blood and fluids, not to mention the loss of a huge space in the abdomen (previously occupied by the baby).
This means that the new mother and those who are taking care of her need to create an environment and diet that is as calming, warm, and nourishing as possible.
The mother needs special care after giving birth to regain the energy and strength. After pregnancy and delivery, she will change both physically and emotionally. Lots of worries and physical discomforts may affect during this postpartum period. The postpartum period is usually six to eight weeks from the day of your delivery. This period is considered highly sensitive and the post-partum care systems (Sutika Paricharya) as per the Ayurveda plays a great emphasis on encouraging fast healing, boosting immunity and improving the production of milk.
For a mother, the first few months after delivery is crucial since the uterus after expanding due to delivery, shrinks back to its normal size. Moreover, the tendons, ligaments, and muscles connected to the uterus begin to regain the power and strength lost during labor.
Postpartum treatments will help you in
Restoring your health
The first 6 weeks is the active care given to the new mother that focuses on restoring the mother’s physiology & psychology that have been exhausted during pregnancy and post-pregnancy time. Preventing mental stress in the mother particularly the next 4-5 months after delivery is crucial.
Re establishing the digestion
New mothers should have freshly prepared warm, soft and soupy foods that are that are easy to digest,balance vata and restore agni (the digestive fire). Foods are rich in ghee to promote digestion, keep energy levels high and to ensure stools are soft. Foods are also rich in herbs and spices that expel gas and support lactation
According to Ayurveda, a mother’s diet influences the quality of milk and health of the baby. Palatable foods of liquid or semisolid consistency inclusive of all 6 tastes should be preferred. Fiber rich foods should be taken to avoid constipation. Take adequate amounts of pulses,nuts raisins, almonds, papaya, leafy vegetables, whole grain breads, etc.Taking 3-4 Gooseberries every day helps in improving the immunity.
Strengthening the muscles and ligaments
These women are given daily hot oil massages either by a family member or an experienced ladies . These massages are done with nurturing oils such as sesame, coconut, olive etc. After oil massaging, hot water is used for bathing. Hot water is poured on the lower abdomen and the pelvic area.Warm water that has been boiled with Neem leaves are used for bathing for other parts of the body,
Postpartum massages using Dhanwantaram Massage Oil are really essential in the mental, spiritual & physical healing of new mothers. Not only does this process aid in the internal muscular repair for the mother, but it also provides her with some much-needed relaxation time .
Tummy care can be made by applying a wide belt around waist which helps in shrinking the size of the uterus as well. Tummy should be tightly tied using herbal abdominal cloth bands. This helps in getting back to shape easily as well as the involution of the uterus. C-section ladies should wait at least 2 weeks before abdominal binding to ensure complete healing of the sutures.Belly binding also helps to get rid of the stomach gas. Some benefits of belly binding: promote healthy posture during breast feeding, gently push the stomach muscles back together, reposition the womb, and reduce stretch marks.
Enhancing breast milk
Spices are healing and should be included in every meal. Spices such as fenugreek, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel will be very good allies to restart your digestion and promote lactation
Helps to improve the quality of eggs :-
Ayurvedic herbal combinations are effectively useful to improve the quality of eggs, like Satavari Gulam,Puli lehyam,Dashamoolarishtam ,Jeerakarishtam,Ashokarishtam ,Dhanwantharam gulika
Lie in bed as much as possible
The sub-dosha of Vata: Apana, which allowed the expulsion of the baby, is a movement that goes down. Your body, your uterus and all your organs and systems need time to find their places. Give it time. A few days is not enough.The gravity of the standing posture is too intense on the body for at least a month.
CANCER CARE AND AYURVEDA
What's Cancer ?
Cancer is the second most cause of deaths in the modern world after Cardio vascular Diseases. It's a disease in which the body's cells multiply uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body .Cancer can start any tissue or organ in the human body, which is made up of a large number of cells. Normally, human cells grow and multiply (through cell division) to form new cells as the body needs them. According to classical textbooks of ayurveda like ‘Charaka’ and ‘Sushruta Samhitas’ cancer is described as inflammatory or non-inflammatory swelling and mentioned either as ‘Granthi’ (minor neoplasm) or ‘Arbuda‘ (major neoplasm)
Sometimes the physiological process of cell division undergoes drastic variations and abnormal cells, grow and multiply which is pathological in nature. These cells may form tumors, which are lumps of tissue. Tumors can be cancerous or not cancerous (benign).
Cancerous tumors invade nearby tissues and can travel to distant places in the body to form new tumors (This process is called Metastasis). Many cancers form solid tumors but not in blood cancer(leukemia).
Cause Of Cancer ?
Cancer can be considered as a genetic disease caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function and cell division which is triggered by autoimmune factors . Genetic changes that cause cancer can happen because of : a)Errors that occur as cells division. b)Damage to DNA caused by harmful substances in the environment, such as the chemicals in tobacco smoke, ultraviolet rays from the sun , hazardous chemical exposure etc c)Genes inherited from parents or family.
Common Types Of Cancers
Types of cancer are usually named for the organs or tissues where the cancers form.The major types of cancer are Carcinoma, Sarcoma, Lymphoma, Myeloma
Carcinoma is cancer found in body tissue known as epithelial tissue that covers or lines surfaces of organs, glands, or body structures. for example cancer of the lining of the stomach is called a gastric carcinoma . Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer. Most common type of cancer world wide is breast carcinoma , happens in women ..Carcinomas account for 80-90% of all cancer cases.
▶️ Sarcoma is a malignant tumor growing from connective tissues, such as cartilage, fat, muscle, tendons, and bones. Examples of sarcoma include osteosarcoma (of bone) and chondrosarcoma (of cartilage).
▶️ Lymphoma refers to a cancer that originates in the nodes or glands of the lymphatic system, whose job it is to produce white blood cells and clean body fluids, or in organs such as the brain and breast. Lymphomas are classified into two categories: Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
▶️ Myeloma grows in the plasma cells of bone marrow. In some cases, the myeloma cells may get collected in one bone or in multiple bones. The myeloma cells collect in many bones, forming many bone tumors. This is called multiple myeloma.
▶️ Leukemia also known as blood cancer, is a cancer of the bone marrow that keeps the marrow from producing normal red and white blood cells and platelets.
Ayurveda and Cancer Care
Ayurveda, the indigenous natural system of medicine, originated in Indian Subcontinent is known for preventing or suppressing various tumors using natural drugs. Nowadays, many research and clinical studies signify the efficacy of Ayurveda In Cancer Care.The Tridoshas called Vata ( Neurological Vital Force) , Pitta (Metabolic Vital Force) and Kapha (Developmental Vital Force) are the three vital functional units in human body. In malignant tumors all three systems (Tridoshas) get disarranged and lose mutual coordination that causes tissue damage, resulting in critical condition.Tridoshas cause excessive metabolic crisis resulting in proliferation. Ayurveda subdivides body tissues into seven categories, that is plasma (Rasa); blood (Rakta); muscle (Mamsa); fat (Medas); bone marrow/ nerve (Majja); nerve tissue (asthi) and reproductive tissue (Shukra). The convertion and transformation of each tissues happens due to a metabolic energy called "Dhatwagni" as per ayurvedic concept .The dearrangement of this Dhatwagni is responsible for abnormal tissue proliferation and spread. Ayurveda treatment in cancer focus in stablisation of these metabolic factors and revitalization of damaged cells.
The main goal of Ayurvedic therapy is to find the ultimate cause of an illness while the therapeutic approach of Ayurveda is divided into four categories as Prakritisthapani chikitsa (Health maintenance), Rasayana chikitsa, (Restoration of normal function), Roganashani chikitsa (Disease Cure) which is very important in treatment approach of cancer. Scientifically ayurveda formulations work on multiple biochemical pathways and influence different organ systems all together and nourish the body as a whole by supporting the body's defence mechanism.
Herbs and mineral drugs used in ayurveda contain multiple active principles that often operate synergistically producing therapeutic benefits and lowering the risks of adverse effects; and avoids the need for supplemental therapy to manage cancer after ill effects. Now it is important to raise awareness and encourage implementation of an integrated approach combining Modern Medicine and Ayurved in cancer treatment and post care.
Ayurveda describes sleep as a basic instinct of life, essential to all living
beings. We need it to rejuvenate and reenergize our body, mind, and spirit.
According to Ayurveda, a daytime nap is not a good habit. This can lead
to an imbalance between Kapha and Pitta dosha. This imbalance can affect the
body’s optimum functioning, leading to Kapha aggravation, swellings,
heaviness, reduced metabolism, obstructive channels, inflammation, obesity,
etc.Sleeping during the day because you didn’t sleep well the night before will
aggravate kapha and increase kapha imbalances that can lead to fatigue and
From the Ayurvedic perspective, afternoon naps for 48 minutes, or
one muhurta, are permitted for children, the elderly, and those who are
emaciated, exhausted from travel, over exerted, have done hard physical activity
Ayurvedic research have shown that an increase in Vata during summers
dries several channels of the body. But the production of kapha as well pitta
during this time lubricates the body. So daytime nap is recommended only in
People dominated with kapha as well as pitta with sedentary lifestyle,
or obesity, thyroid or diabetes should avoid daytime sleeping.If you are really
tired, then a nap in sitting posture is good as that doesn’t aggravate kapha dosha
so much. But sleep only after 1-1.5hr post meals. Walk for 100 steps post