Monday, May 23, 2016

Ayurvedic Herbal Cure for ADHD

Ayurveda works by using herbs to regulate the energies responsible for the features of our body. According to Ayurvedic practitioners, ailments like ADHD are prompted by an imbalance in Vata power, the energy that controls movement and electrical impulses in the body. We all require healthful quantities of vata for our bodies to operate properly. The Ayurvedic herbs made use of to deal with ADHD are herbs that calm down the vata.

While clinical trials have yet to determine the efficacy of these herbs, they seem to be a promising organic remedy for ADHD.


Brahmi is one of the most essential herbs of Ayurvedic medication. Its therapeutic properties appear from the bacosides and saponins on its leaves. Researchers mentioned that they improve the psychological functions and finding out ability. Brain scans on humans also revealed that brahmi enhances the results of the neurotransmitters GABA, serotonin, and acetylocholine. This can clarify why brahmi is encouraged to treat depression and nervousness. Brahmi is also utilised as a normal antioxidant to shield brain cells and nutrients from free radical harm. Classic Ayurvedic texts advocate taking five-10 mg of powdered brahmi daily, but double-blind modern-day-day reports on humans present that 300-450 mg of brahmi with 55% bacosides is most useful.


Ayurvedic medication utilizes Ashwagandha roots, not the fruits. Ashwagandha is recognized for its adaptogenic properties, meaning it has several, non-specific actions that counteract the results of stress and market over-all very well-being. The roots also incorporate compounds called withanolides, which are the most important active elements of ashwagandha. Scientific studies present that the molecular structure of withanolides is very similar to that of Asian ginseng, an additional potent pure remedy for ADHD. Dose 150 mgm. twice a day


The roots and leaves of the mandukaparni plant are crucial Ayurvedic herbs used as a brain tonic. This powerful herb is regarded for its power to comprehension (dhi), improve memory (dhriti) and recollection (smriti). Ayurvedic practitioners feel these a few abilities ought to be totally produced to reach the mind’s fullest possible. Aside from that, mandukaparni is known to supercharge the creation of collagen, improve the body’s psychoneuroimmunological response, and nourish the mind-system connection.

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Friday, May 06, 2016

There are No Toxins in ayurvedic drugs, say experts

With the campaign against the ayurvedic drugs gaining strength in the West because of the presence of toxic metals, it is time to scientifically prove before the world that the toxicity of the heavy metals is eliminated in the process of preparing ayurvedic medicines, said the experts.
"Scientific studies and clinical have clearly proved that the toxicity of the heavy metals will not be there once it is processed, and in ayurveda mercury is an ingredient, and not a contaminator," said Dr P M Warrier, chief superintendent, Aryavaidyasala Kottakkal, delivering the keynote address at a workshop on 'Standardization of kashayam' organized by Itoozhi Illam Ayurveda Charitable Trust in association with CARe Keralam, a public limited firm established with the support of AYUSH department of government of India here on Friday.
As per a study conducted by IIT, Kharagpur, the heavy metals in ayurvedic bhasmas are in the form of nano particles and there is no toxicity in it and it gets excreted from the body, he said.

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Heavy metals in Ayurvedic herbs and traditional Ayurvedic formulations

The heavy metal contamination of ayurvedic medicines is a much talked - about subject these days. The controversy began with the publication of Saper et al in Journal of American Medical Association Volume 292: pages 2868-2873 in 2004. They collected some herbo-mineral preparations from Boston area and analyzed the heavy metal content.  These products were prepared with inorganic substances like arsenic, mercury etc and therefore, their presence was not at all surprising.  However, Saper et al misconstrued  the data and asserted that all ayurvedic medicines are toxic. This paper was followed by many others reporting that Ayurvedic medicines are loaded with heavy metals. These reports were given global publicity through Western print media, TV channels, radio stations and the internet.
The publicity campaign was so successful that now even Ayurvedic physicians believe that ayurvedic medicines contain heavy metals!

Almost all these studies were based on information obtained from ayurvedic medicines prepared from calcined metals and inorganic substances like mercury, arsenic sulphide, antimony and so on. No information is available on the content of heavy metals in traditional ayurvedic medicines prepared exclusively from herbs. Twelve years have elapsed and not even one CSIR institute or the Bureau of Indian Standards had the thoughtfulness to carry out a dispassionate enquiry into the so-called presence of lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury in traditional ayurvedic formulations prepared exclusively using herbs. A small band of researchers in CARe Keralam Ltd,  an Ayurveda consortium in Chalakudi, Kerala, India has finally published a research paper in Aryavaidyan (Volume 28, No.2, published by Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal) demonstrating that 126 ayurvedic formulations produced by 32 companies and 34 common ayurvedic herbs collected from all geographical regions of India contained these heavy metals in quantities well below the limits set by Government of India.

Interestingly, this pro-Ayurveda study was conducted by these non-Ayurveda persons.

Read complete Article and research paper here -