Dr. Vikram Chauhan is MD in Ayurvedic medicine and an expert Ayurveda consultant from Chandigarh and practicing in Mohali, India. He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has been on various national/international TV channels for interviews and has written articles for various health columns in international newspapers. He has presented papers and given lectures at various national and international forums and congresses and offers free ayurvedic consultation to online patients.
Turmeric has antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-allergic, analgesic, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory properties, protecting the body from allergic reactions. Neem helps purify the blood and eliminate toxins from the body. Ginseng is anti-inflammatory, treating allergic reactions. Shirisha and Tulsi have detoxifying properties and help eradicate the symptoms of allergies.
Bitter melon contains anti-cancer properties, helps in treating type 2 diabetes, removes kidney stones, lowers cholesterol levels, treats various types of skin disorders, helps manage excess weight, acts as a liver tonic, stimulates digestion of carbohydrates, is an excellent source of vitamin K and helps boost immunity.
The skin reflects what goes on inside your body. Ashwagandha has strong antioxidants that help keep the skin smooth, moisturized, and free from wrinkles by protecting the skin from UV damage, free radical damage, stress, and inflammation. It also improves depression and anxiety symptoms, and boosts memory in dementia patients by delaying damage of brain cells.
Shilajit can heal memory problems, treat Alzheimer's disease, improve circulation to the brain and increase the production of growth hormones. It enhances RBC to help cope with anemia, balances insulin secretion to maintain blood sugar levels and reduces inflammation. It can also increase sperm count, rid premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.
Avoid smoking as it can cause chronic asthma. Avoid processed or preserved foods and exercising in dry/cold weather. Add oils of fish and flaxseed for omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation. Herbs like turmeric, Ephedra sinica, Ambusa arudinacea, Piper longum, Elletteria cardamomum and Cinnamomum zeylanica can help cope with asthma.
Diabetic Neuropathy involves diet changes that aid blood sugar control. Begin the day with almonds or walnuts. Include oatmeal, barley, soya bean, broccoli, spinach and okra to your daily diet. Simple carbohydrates and low fat vegan foods are also recommended. Consume fruits high on fiber and antioxidants like Vitamin C and E.
Anal fistula can be treated by ayurvedic herbs like ginger, elephant yam, touch-me-not, turmeric, guggul, haritaki, vibhitaki, indian gooseberry. The patient suffering from anal fistula must consume a lot of water regularly. They should eat a balanced diet rich in dietary fibers. They should avoid spicy and junk foods. This will also prevent piles and anal fissures.
According to the Ayurveda, food can be classified according to the body’s constituents and prakriti. The other aspect is the climate and seasonal variation. The capacity of digestion is known as Agni’ and poor Agni results in the food intolerance/ food allergy and subsequently the birth of various chronic diseases.