Ayurvedic treatment for Eczema

Eczema is a condition in which parts of the skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters may sometimes occur.

Eczema has shown to be brought, well under control with the help of Ayurvedic Treatment. Diet (Ahara) and Lifestyle (Vihara) have proven to be the cornerstones of management.

“Eczema is a common, chronic, non-infectious skin condition. The main symptom of this inflammatory disease is a very itchy rash.”

Management for Kustha is beneficial in Vicharchika [Eczema]. In case of Vata predominant Kustha–internal administration of ghee is advised. For Pitta predominant Kustha–Virechana (therapeutic purgation) is helpful, followed by Rakta Mokshna (therapeutic bloodletting), and for Kapha predominant Kustha–Vamana (therapeutic vomiting) is beneficial.

According to Ayurveda, eczema is best treated with Panchakarma therapy. 


Treatments like-

  • consuming medicated ghee for about seven days
  • whole body oil massage
  • inducing sweating and
  • inducing purging and vomiting could be recommended.

The above treatments are meant to help control eczema by removing toxins and supporting the immune system.


Ayurvedic herbal remedies-

Ayurvedic treatment also involves consuming various herbs. They can be added to food, drink them as tea, or in the form of a supplement.

The following herbs are used to treat the symptoms of eczema-

  • Cardamom
  • Turmeric
  • Triphala
  • Neem


Dietary Changes Needed-

  • The diet should be able to pacify the dosha that is primarily vitiated.
  • Certain foods are commonly known to be aggravating to Vicharchika. Hence avoid the following–hot and spicy foods, excess fermented foods, excess salt, alcohol, sour fruits, deep-fried foods, ice cream, cold drinks, coffee, strong tea and overconsumption of nuts.
  • Consume Light food.
  • Consume more of Bitter vegetables like bitter and the ridge gourd, brinjal, lauki etc., Purana Dhanya (Older grains), Mudga (Green gram), Patola (snake gourd), Shali-Shastika (rice harvested in 60 days), Yava (barley), Goduma (wheat).
  • Introduce ghee into your diet.
  • Drink 6-10 glasses of water a day


It is best to eat a plant-based diet rich in whole, healthy and unprocessed foods. The right diet for eczema also must include foods rich in-


  • Essential fatty acids
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin A and vitamin C

The above nutrients help in reducing the symptoms of eczema.

Treatment also includes drinking lots of fluids. Liquorice tea and aloe vera juice are among the recommended ones.


Foods to avoid–

  • alcohol
  • dairy products
  • refined sugar
  • acidic fruits
  • tomatoes
  • fried food
  • salty or spicy food and
  • processed food

These foods could exacerbate your eczema symptoms.


Topical remedies include–

To soothe your skin, you can try topical natural treatments like:

*Oatmeal bath-

Oatmeal is a fine powder made out of ground oats. When used for bathing, it can calm your skin by reducing inflammation.

*Coconut oil-

Coconut oil is ideal for dryness caused due to patchy skin. It has antibacterial properties, that can prevent harmful and infection-causing bacteria from entering the cracked skin.

Spread the oil on damp skin–once or twice a day. Use cold-pressed coconut oil, as it is free from potentially irritating chemicals.

*Hemp seed oil-

Hemp seed oil can hydrate and strengthen the skin. It could help prevent bacterial infections and provide relief from itching.

*Sunflower oil-

Sunflower oil can be used as a natural moisturizer. It can reduce inflammation and increase hydration–making it ideal for relieving symptoms of eczema. Sunflower oil can be applied twice a day.

*Aloe Vera gel-

Aloe vera gel can relieve inflamed skin and itching, due to its cooling effect. Apply the gel on the skin once or twice a day.

Stress management techniques-

Ayurvedic treatment for eczema also focuses on relieving stress since it can trigger eczema flare-ups. This may be done via–

  • deep breathing techniques
  • massage
  • meditation
  • walking
  • yoga

Madras Institute of Ayurveda [MIA], Chennai is an Ayurvedic centre, where age-old treatment techniques are administered for all types of health conditions. There are outpatient and in-patient departments, with facilities for consultation in different specialities. Connect with us at www.miayurveda.org to learn more about the treatment plans.

Gas Belly

Gastric Problems according to Ayurveda. Why gas belly?

Gastric Problems—according to Ayurveda and Treating Gastric Issues with Ayurveda. Lets understand  with some  fundamentals in Gastric issues and why gas in stomach? Why there is pressure in stomach and releases gas often. Lets find out the Gastric Problems according to Ayurveda.

belly gas
gas formation in stomach and pressure

What is Bloating? 

Bloating is nothing but an accumulation of gas in the abdomen, that feels like an inflated balloon. It is a very commonly reported symptom today.

Gastric Problem according to Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, there are four clinical conditions that quite closely resemble each other–

  • Aadhmana– stomach distention
  • Pratiaadhmana– a collection of gas in the upper abdomen only, without pain
  • Aanaha – distention of the stomach due to obstruction of the passage of urine and stool
  • Atopa – gurgling in the gut, along with pain.

According to Ancient Ayurveda, bloating or gas is a Vata disorder (Vatvyadhi). It is accompanied by a weakened digestive fire (Agnimandhya).

Causes of Stomach Bloating/Gas

“According to Ayurveda, bloating is a Vata disorder (Vatvyadhi). It is accompanied by a weakened digestive or metabolic fire (Agnimandhya).”

Weak digestive fire and vitiation of Samana Vataare the main reasons for bloating. The formation of biotoxins (Ama) is the second most common factor for severe colic pain.


Consumption of Vata-aggravating foods like beans, fried and frozen foods, dairy products and fermented foods can cause severe gas in the gut. Consuming incompatible food combinations such as milk and fish, having too much stress, and practising suppression of natural urges as–urination or defecation, can all create gas in the intestine causing colic pain in the abdomen.


Causes of Belly Gas

Ayurveda says–Vata-aggravating factors such as improper food and incorrect lifestyle (Vatprakopaka Ahara Vihara) can lead to abnormal conditions of the digestive fire (Agnidushti) and disturb the intestinal function. This can lead to improper digestion, causing gas– (Adhmana).


Adapting Proper Cooking Style Can Help Reduce Flatulence—

Vegetables that produce gas– must be cooked with digestive spices that can help in digestion and elimination of gas. A combination of cumin, coriander, and fennel–for better digestion. Turmeric, rock salt and asafoetida are excellent for eliminating gas and toxins.

Spices Used to Prevent Gas Formation


  •       Black pepper [Marich]– stimulates the digestive fire, acts as a digestive stimulant and promotes intestinal motility. It helps in painful conditions, Vata-related disorders, and bloating due to gas.
  •       Ginger[Sunth]– increases heat in the stomach and aids proper digestion.


  •       Cumin[Jeeraka]– ignites the digestive fire (Deepana) and promotes digestion (Pachana). It is useful in patients with weak digestive fire (Agnimandhya).


  •       Fennel [Mishreya]– is a carminative herb (Anulomana) which ignites digestive fire (Deepana) and removes toxins from the body (Amadoshahara).


  •       Garlic [Lasuna]–ignites the digestive fire (Deepana) and alleviates Vata (Vatahara). It helps in painful conditions (Shool), Vata disorders (Vatavyadhi), as well as colic accompanied by flatulence (Vatashoola). Garlic relieves constipation and helps treat disorders related to Vata imbalance.


  •       Asafoetida [Hing] stimulates the digestive fire (Deepana), promotes digestion (Pachana), acts as a carminative (Anulomana), alleviates Vata (Vataprashmana) and enhances the digestive enzyme action.


Some Ayurvedic Products Used to Treat Stomach Bloating:

  • Abhayarishtam
  • Jirakadyarishtam
  • Dadimashtaka Churnam
  • Panchakola Churnam
  • Brihatvaiswanara Churnam
  • Hinguvachadi Churnam
  • Dadimadi Ghritam
  • Balapunarnavadi Kashayam
  • Gandharvahastadi Kashayam
  • Rasnasaptakam Kashayam


Panchakarma Treatment—

Treating Gas with Ayurveda-

Observing fasting (Pachana) is advisable until Ama is detoxified. During this period, one can drink warm water, mung water, warm water with lemon and honey or have warm vegetable soups.


Vamana (Medicated emesis)-

In some cases, mild Vaman–followed by the proper Deepana, can be administered to eliminate all the biotoxins.


Snehana, Swedan and Paste-

Applying various warm Vatahara Oils, followed by hot steam—helps pass gas and soften the stomach. A similar effect can be achieved by applying the paste of Hing, Triphala, or Trikatu. Ajamoda with Takra or warm water can also be used. Applying warm Hingu water in the umbilicus also helps relieve gas.


Enema (Basti)—

For adults with severe pain, performing Aasthapana Basti (medicated decoction enema) gives immediate results. It aids in defecation and helps release gas.

In case of excessive dryness, the Ayurvedic expert may advise a course of an enema (Oil enema) for a week, depending on the severity.


Dietary Guidelines-

Ayurvedic nutritional advice (Ahara Vidhi Vidhan) proves to be very helpful in preventing most digestive issues, including bloating due to gas. Conscious and cautious eating results in the natural digestion and absorption of food. Thus, dietary practices promote both digestion and overall health.

  • Freshly cooked food helps digestion. Food should be freshly prepared and warm as it stimulates the digestive Agni. Whereas, reheating affects the taste of the food and also slows down the digestion.
  • The proper use of natural fats is critical as they lubricate the digestive canal and the visceral organs increasing their strength. Deep-fried food must be avoided unless prescribed.
  • Food should be consumed, only if the previous meal is properly digested. This allows the body to eliminate waste.
  • Proper hygiene of the self and a peaceful atmosphere is needed while having a meal.
  • If the food is eaten too quickly, it will not provide the necessary nutrition to the bodyand might also increase the possibility of toxin generation. Hence, it is recommended to chew a bite 32 times for better digestion.
  • Mindful eating helps digestion.


Madras Institute of Ayurveda [MIA], Chennai—is the centre of Ayurvedic medicine and treatment, where ancient tradition meets modern techniques. From Panchakarma treatment to Rejuvenation–all services are available. With facilities for a wide range of effective ayurvedic treatments such as Bloat belly, Gastric Problems and Belly gas on par with the highest standards and finest traditions dating back to the Vedic times, MIA has outpatient and in-patient services too. Connect with with to know more about Gastric Problems according to Ayurveda at www.miayurveda.org for any queries you may have.

joint pain

Joint Pain Treatment with the Help of Ayurveda, MIA, Chennai

Joints are crucial parts of our body and in case injured or inflamed, they can cause immobility and pain. There could be main reasons for joint pain from natural aging to injury. Stiffness in the joints and pain–are common complaints for many people. Injury to the bones could be anywhere from mild to severe.


Causes of joint pain

Joint Pain could occur from several conditions such as–

*Complications following treatment of other health conditions.

* Most common joint pain is Osteo Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. It could be worrisome and can make a person unable to perform their daily activities adequately.

*Injury /Accidents

*Inflammation of joints



*Sprains and strains.


Symptoms of Joint Pain could include–




*Limited range of motion



Ayurvedic Treatment—

Ayurveda offers ‘Safe and Effective treatment alternatives for joint pain.

The herbs used in Ayurveda have all shown to reduce inflammation by interfering with the production of inflammatory chemicals in the body.


The Effectiveness of joint pain treatment through Ayurveda

Ayurvedic specialists explain that joints are the vital parts of the body and in case of a disease, or injury, they cease to function as they ought to.


Treating joint pain with an ayurvedic approach is an individualized process. The patient is 1st diagnosed and evaluated as per the symptoms. Any treatment approach will aim at balancing the ‘Vata’ [ combination of air and ether], which causes inflammation and pain. The severity of the joint condition influences the treatment approach. Treatments also include massaging the joints with enriched oils and other herbs. Applying the medicated paste on the diseased bone is another treatment approach.


Treatment Process

Ayurvedic medicines combined with some joint exercises and therapies help to give natural and gradual relief from stiffness, swelling and joint pain. You can get rid of taking pain killers provided you do comfortable and easy movements regularly. Ayurvedic medicines can help in maintaining the healthy joints, from thereon. Ayurvedic Approach works best to cure and root out the joint pain.

At Madras Institute of Ayurveda, [MIA] Chennai, the centre of Ayurvedic medicine and treatment–Ayurvedic tradition meets modern techniques, ranging from Panchakarma treatment to rejuvenation treatment. MI Ayurveda provides authentic treatement for joint pain , at Vadapalani, Chennai, Vijaya Hospital.


With facilities for quality ayurvedic treatments on par with the highest standards and finest traditions dating back to Vedic times, MIA has a full-fledged outpatient and in-patient department.


To know more, log onto www.miayurveda.org.

Author: Raj Mohan,


Rejuvenation Therapy

Rejuvenation Therapy — Rasayana Chikitsa with Ayurveda

Rejuvenation Therapy — Rasayana Chikitsa with Ayurveda Ayurvedic Treatment in India is an ancient practice —for the harmonious revitalisation of the mind, body, and soul. This brings about natural balance in the best manner possible.

Ayurveda has two primary purpose – to maintain health and to cure the disease.

Rejuvenation or Rasayana as it’s called in Ayurveda—is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy, that helps to restore the body’s vitality. It is described as a herb, food, or activity that cures disease and grants youthfulness. Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayana Chikitsa) helps to tone the skin and strengthen body tissues to facilitate longevity.

Rasayana keeps you fit both physically and mentally. The total resistance of the body increases, due to the optimisation of the ‘Ojas’ [strength] and the ‘Sattva’ [clarity]. This therapy includes body and face massage using special herbal oils and creams that are tailor-made as per the needs of the patient.

Advantages of Rasayana—

Rasayana Chikitsa makes one feel young and energetic, improves the skin tone, improves sleep quality, concentration and improves the capacity of our sense organs. The body’s immunity is increased to resist any diseases and bring calmness to the mind.

*Kayakalpa Chikitsa–

This method is used to sterile the ageing process and stop the degeneration of body cells. It also helps the body’s immune system. Kayakalpa Chikitsa is known to be most effective before the age of 50 and includes the Rasayana (particular Ayurvedic medicine and diet).

*Body Transpiration–

Exclusive steam bath help improve the skin tone and aid in weight loss treatments. They help in pain relief. A unique hand massage with herbal oils, help to tone the muscles and improve blood circulation.

*Better Control of Body Weight–

To maintain the bodyweight– herbal oils and powders are used. The treatment includes special herbal juices that help improve the conditions of the body.

*Skin Care–

Herbal oil massages, herbal face packs and the intake of herbal tea can help in rejuvenating the skin.

*Meditation and Yoga–

The treatment is designed to achieve mental tranquillity and improve one’s concentration beyond the physical being.

One aims at attaining peace through the eight steps of training, which are–

Disciplined behaviour
Pratyahara and
Panchakarma–This five-fold treatment aims for tranquillity and overall wellbeing of the individual with—tuning the body, breath, mind, nerves and blood purification.

Madras Institute of Ayurveda, Chennai, ( Location: Inside Vijaya Hospital) has an out-patient department with facilities for consultation in different areas of treatment. We provide Rejuvenation Therapy and Detoxification treatment. It also possesses an in-patient department with Panchakarma Theatres. Successful treatment programs for an entire spectrum of diseases are provided here. Therefore, connect with us at www.miayurveda.org for more information on rejuvenation therapy.

Author: Raj Mohan

Ayurvedic Approach in Obesity –

In Ayurveda, Obesity is seen as Medoroga or ‘Sthaulya Roga a disorder of–Medo Dhatu described in classic texts such as our ancient Vedas. ‘Overweight, if not treated, can lead to Obesity’. Ayurvedic Approach in Obesity is discussed here in this article.


Health Problems due to Obesity —

Obesity is a “signal” for many other major illnesses. Adding those extra pounds leads to Obesity. Obesity can lead to hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, cardio disorders, liver disorders, varicose vein, and many other health issues. So, controlling body weight is very important because, with passing time, metabolism gets weaker, resulting in a rapid weight gain.

Managing overweight and Obesity —

Ayurvedic treatment programs are designed based on the body type (Vata, pitta, Kapha) of the patient. Weight loss treatments with Ayurveda, facilitate quick results. Ayurveda Weight Reduction Programs, Panchakarma Treatment (five detoxification processes) yoga and meditation can all help in the improvement of the overall physical and emotional health of obese patients. Obesity needs to be treated to adjust the metabolic processes in the body, by reducing Ama and the excess fat that regulates the function of Kapha without harming Vata.

Ayurvedic Approach in Obesity
Ayurvedic Approach in Obesity: Obesity is a dangerous you grow old

Treatment Plan—

*Triphala, Brahmi and Garcinia are some of the many medicinal plants that help in weight reduction.

*Deep massage with herbal powder, herbal paste, specific oils (Abhyanga), and herbal steam bath helps move the accumulated fat. Proper diet plan and yoga prevents fat accumulation, further.

*Proper Panchakarma therapies are administered based on the requirement of the individual.

* Dhanurasana, Ardhamatsyendrasana, Trikonasana and Vakrasana are a few yoga postures for losing the extra fat, that is more effective when practised with pranayama and proper diet.

*Regular exercise helps in maintaining good health. Brisk walk for about 30 minutes early morning helps burn excess fat.

*Consuming a glass of lukewarm water with lime juice and honey regularly in the morning, has added advantage.

*Eating small meals every three hours—is helpful. Add more fruits and vegetables and include low-calorie foods.

*Raw vegetable salad such as carrot, cucumber, tomatoes and, fruits like papaya and pineapple are perfect since they are full of fibre and can fill you up.

*Avoid refined foods and fatty food including milk products such as paneer, cheese and butter.


Madras Institute of Ayurveda [MIA] Chennai–is the centre for Ayurvedic treatment, where ancient tradition meets modern techniques. We provide Ayurvedic Approach in Obesity –  ???? ??????. Procedures from Panchakarma to rejuvenation are all offered at this centre. The centre has a full-fledged out-patient department with facilities for consultation in different specialities.A natural way of weight loss is the best way to shed out the excess fat in the body.


Therefore, log onto www.miayurveda.org for more information.


Treating Arthritis - With Ayurveda

Treating Arthritis – With Ayurveda – Madras Institute of Ayurveda


Arthritis is a chronic condition of the joints in which the cartilage, cushioning the ends of the bones, gradually loses its elasticity and wears away. Without this cartilage, the bones begin to rub against each other, causing stiffness, inflammation and loss of movement. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis worldwide, with symptoms ranging from minor discomfort to debilitation. It can occur in any of the body’s joints but must often develops in hands and weight bearing joints including the knees, hips and spine.

How can ‘Natural Remedies’ help relieve pain in Arthritis?

Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine that started in India. It uses nutrients, exercise and meditation together to encourage, good health. Combining certain nutrients and other supplements with modern medicine may be beneficial if you have arthritis. These natural treatments may help to ease some of the arthritis symptoms and help prevent progression. Natural herbs like turmeric, ginger, ashwagandha and a few others, have all been shown to reduce inflammation by interfering with the production of inflammatory chemicals in the body.

An Ayurvedic Approach in the Treatment of Arthritis…

Both Patients and Health care Professionals are seeking out alternative therapies, including “The Ancient Healing System Known as Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment”.  Studies show that Herbal Ayurvedic Therapy is very effective in treating knee osteoarthritis. An important principle in Arthritis is acknowledgment of the importance of emotional and spiritual aspects of health and healing. Health is achieved by balancing the body, mind and spirit as well.

How can we change our Wellbeing and Eventually relieve pain due to Arthritis—According to Ayurveda, the following are all beneficial to lead a pain free life— 

          *Meditation – provides a way to achieve balance. The practice of                  meditation also creates many physiological changes including reduction of inflammation in the body. Mind- Body practices have value as part of a treatment regimen for chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions. A mindful meditation can be useful in the treatment of pain syndromes. It’s a tool to diminish feelings of pain. During meditation our body enters a state of restful awareness. When we regularly practice it, the following benefits can be achieved—

-More efficient oxygen use by the body.

-Improved immune function and more restful sleep.

-Low cholesterol levels.

-Slower heart rate.

-Divert mind from pain.

            *Yoga—is a time-honored science for balancing living. Since it focusses on balance, it helps alignment and improves biochemical imbalances that create stress on the joints. Misalignment of bones, dysfunctional movement patterns, lack of body awareness and poor posture, can all contribute to wear and tear of the cartilage. Yoga can retrain our body to move in ways that reduce stress on our joints. Yoga also keeps patients moving and reduces the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis overtime.

            *Hot water fermentation is another way to relieve pain in arthritis, since it soothes the joints. 

            * Natural Relief from Arthritis— Keep an eye on your Weight, Exercise regularly, use hot and cold packs simultaneously on the painful areas, meditate, try acupuncture, include the right type of fatty foods in your diet and consider herbal supplement

 Law of Nature—“Take care of every part of your body thoroughly, and the body will take care of you, in return” —–

At Madras nstitue of Ayurveda, we  have a wide range of  treatments such as treating Arthritis – With Ayurveda, other treatment sich as pradhana karma, poorva karma,  and pashat karma. Connect with us to know more about our services.

Ayurveda good eating habits

Good eating habits in Ayurveda – Madras Institute for Ayurveda, Hospital

The Foundation of Good Eating Habits – With Ayurveda

‘The Act of eating’ is life giving and The Process of digestion, is the critical half of it!!! 

Benefits of right Eating Habits or Good eating habits in Ayurveda –

Eating for maximum benefit requires awareness and is important for the development of consciousness as well as our physical health—

  • Stimulating Digestion- When we sit down to eat with our stomach in a relaxed posture and our awareness on the taste, texture and smell of the food, then digestion is greatly improved. For optimal digestion, our bodies need a suitable environment, for it to start an uplifting and a settled environment allows the body to process and absorb the nutrients from our meals. Standing, walking, driving and other similar activities can inhibit digestion. 

  • Another way to improve digestion is stimulate the ‘Agni’ or Digestive fire in our stomach, before we begin eating. Weak digestive fire may result in fatigue after eating —


So, to handle this, “The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians” recommends Right Eating which include the following—

*Eat sitting down, in a settled environment, without the T.V on.

*Eat a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger with a few drops of lemon and a pinch of      salt, before a full meal. The blend of spices activates the salivary glands, producing the necessary enzymes to help digest the nutrients in the food and help support absorption by the body. 

* Follow nature’s prescription of suitable times to eat. Our digestive system is closely tied to the solar cycle. 

*Ayurveda suggests that lunch be the largest meal of the day, since that is the time when the digestive fire is at maximum potency. As the sun goes down, so does our digestive fire.

*Avoid ice-cold drinks and foods 

*Chew food thoroughly.

*Stay Hydrated.

*Eat mindfully and only when hungry.

*Add healthy fats to your diet. Good Digestion requires eating enough fat.

Good Nutrition goes beyond eating foods that are fresh and wholesome. If the process of digestion is sluggish, the body creates sticky food residue called ‘Ama’, that can clog the channels in our body and hinder the process of assimilation. Proper digestion and metabolism on the other hand results in the conversion of the foods you eat into healthy body tissues.

A few Ayurvedic Dietary Rules—

-Leave 4 hours between meals with no snacking [Eating in between meals weakens the digestive fire].

-The sign that the previous meal is digested is when the breath is fresh.

-Drink hot water to stimulate the digestive fire [Agni]

-Eating foods with cold, wet and heavy qualities, weakens the Agni.

-Avoid contradicting food combinations, such as raw and cooked foods together and very hot and cold foods at the same time.

Therefore, what you eat can nourish and strengthen the digestive fire, boosting your digestive system—or on the other hand it can smother it, leading to an impaired, weakened or imbalanced Agni. So, the health goal is to balance this ‘Digestive Fire.’    

                                “A diet of Simple Foods is the Best for your Gut”

degeneration of muscles

Muscular Dystrophy—Treated with the Help of Ayurveda

Let’s see ‘What Muscular Dystrophy is?.’

“Muscular Dystrophy” is the degeneration of muscles. In Muscular Dystrophy, abnormal genes hinder the production of proteins that are needed in the formation of healthy tissues. It eventually leads to several physical problems such as frequent falls, inability to walk, difficulty in standing and so on. “Madras Institute of Ayurveda, Vadapalani, Chennai provides holistic service to patients suffering from progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.


Ayurveda has some very effective treatments that can decrease the symptoms and provide relief to the patients.


According to Ayurveda, to maintain a healthy body—the three doshas- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, are needed to be in perfect balance. Muscular Dystrophy is described as the ‘Mamsashosha’, meaning imbalance of ‘Vata dosha and Sapta Dhatus [the essential seven elements required to maintain body structure]. Vitiation in the digestive fire [Agni- needed for the digestion of food in the stomach] of any of these dhatus, leads to improper absorption of nutrients which results in weakness.


Herbal Remedies for Muscular Dystrophy, ‘degeneration of muscles’ , —Ayurveda takes a holistic approach in the treatment.

Many herbs can manage muscular Dystrophy and prevent the condition from getting worse. Here are few effective herbs that are recommended in Ayurveda, to manage his disorder—


  • Ashwagandha-The rejuvenating and regenerative properties of ashwagandha can help to preserve the muscle mass. It can promote regeneration of the muscle cells, eventually restoring muscle mass.
  • Giloy – acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and reduces the damage to the muscle. It can also produce an antioxidant effect and protect the muscle tissues against–free radical damage.
  • Arjuna- This herb is particularly beneficial for preventing the cardiac complications of this disease. It can improve the functions of the heart, ease the breathing and improve the quality of life.
  • Brahmi- this herb helps to improve the muscle mass and enhance the functions of the nerves. It prevents oxidative damage to the muscle tissues and acts as an antioxidant.

The ayurvedic medicine for Muscular Dystrophy is aimed at providing holistic treatment that brings about a long-lasting relief. The ayurvedic approach also includes making appropriate changes in the diet such as – including healing foods for Muscular Dystrophy.


Ayurvedic way of eating food— Unless medicine is accompanied with proper diet, health issues cannot be treated correctly. Always eat food- warm, fresh and hygienic, light and easily digestible, according to one’s body type and at the right time.


Panchakarma -treatment may be recommended to prevent the worsening of the condition due to the damage caused by the toxins accumulated in the body. This therapy detoxifies the blood.


So, with all this said about the treatment therapies for Muscular Dystrophy or degeneration of muscles, it needs to be put in action—At Madras Institute of Ayurveda, it’s possible. “Madras Institute of Ayurveda” is located, in the heart of Chennai and is a place where authentic and established techniques are offered as a treatment for various health problems.
So, log on to www.miayurveda.org for any queries you may have.


An Ayurvedic Approach for Treatment in Eczema – Eczema in Ayurveda

The skin has seven layers. It expands itself to the deeper levels of the body. For this reason, skin diseases have deep-rooted causes; therefore, its remedies also have to be penetrative. Skin diseases are mostly rooted deeply into various dhatus or tissues like fat, muscles, blood etc.  Madras Institute of Ayurveda, Chennai  provides treatment for eczema in ayurveda


Eczema and Ayurveda–

Eczema is a common skin disease globally. It is explained as a superficial inflammatory skin disease presented with redness, itching, and maybe with papules and vesicles. The common type is atopic eczema. Hereditary and environmental factors play an essential part in the genesis of the disease.

Pesticides and preservatives, incompatible food combinations and ecological pollution–causes failure of body mechanism to detoxify. Therefore, the toxins collected in the system expresses itself as eczema. Stress is not a cause, but undoubtedly an aggravating factor. Severe itching and scratching etc. can cause injury and may result in bacterial infection.



  • Heredity
  • Cold and hot environments
  • Soaps and detergents
  • Upper respiratory tract infections


Signs and symptoms–


*In infants (below two years) –- Intense itching and rashes on scalp and cheeks

*In children (from 2 years to puberty) –- Rashes behind creases of elbow or knees, neck, wrist and ankles. Rashes may become lighten or darken in colour and may thicken.

*In adults – Rashes appear in the crease of elbows and knees. Skin becomes permanently scaly and dry.


Early symptoms–

  • Rough skin
  • Discoloration and itching
  • Fatigue
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Itching
  • Blackish discolouration
  • Oozing
  • Pain
  • Dryness



treatment for eczema in ayurveda
Women hand scratch the itch on arm, healthcare and medicine concept

Ayurvedic approach—

Unhealthy diet and lifestyle cause vitiation of digestive fire leading to the production of partially digested food gaining toxins or Ama. Ama causes the disease.

Vatha, Pitta and Kapha cause pathological changes of tissues (dhatu) such as Twak (skin), Mamsa (flesh), Rakta (Blood) and water principle of the body. Therefore, in Vicharchika, Kandu (itching) the symptom of Kapha vitiation, Pidaka (pustules, cysts and papules) the sign of Pitta vitiation and Shyavata (erythema with discolouration) the manifestation of Vatha vitiation—are present. If the disease is not treated in the early stages, it will affect the deeper tissues.


Treatment protocol–

Since eczema is a Chronic Disease, detoxification procedures are required to remove the root cause. Therefore, oral medicines for detoxification or purification are necessary for the initial stages. Later on, drugs are used for external application. In the last stage of the ayurvedic treatment for eczema—Rasayanas or Rejuvenation is done to nourish the skin.


Oral medications–

Snehana—Medicated ghee or sesame oil is administered orally. This is done for consecutive seven days.

Sweating—Mild sweating is done three days after Snehana procedure. Since it’s a chronic skin disease, Ayurvedic classics insists that only mild sweating should be applied in this condition.

  •       Vamana—If the patient presents Kapha predominant symptoms such as cold, swelling, oozing and itching, Vamana or medicated vomiting is useful.
  •       Mridu virechana—In general, Mridu virechana or medicated laxatives are given. This procedure is specifically helpful in Pitta predominant conditions, where burning sensation, fever, irritability, puss formation etc. are predominant.
  •       Rakta Shodhana (Bloodletting) and Blood purification—If signs and symptoms are not relieved by the above procedures, the bloodletting by parasites or other tools and techniques are used.
  •       Rasayana for the revitalization of skin—After attaining detoxification of the system skin which is damaged by this chronic disease deserve revitalization. Classically mentioned Rasayana or nourishing drugs are used.


External medications for eczema in ayurveda

Lepa (Herbal Paste)

-A paste made of herbal powders suitable for the patient is applied over the affected area–Here suitable herbal decoctions are poured continuously for a specified time.


-Udvarthana–In the case of rough and thick skin, rubbing with suitable herbal powder is useful.


-Avagaha– Sitting in a big vessel full of herbal decoction for a particular time is useful where significant areas of the body are affected.


-Dhupana–Fumigation with suitable herbs is useful in Vatha and Kapha predominant conditions.



  • Warm bath
  • Moisturizer, mild soap
  • Cotton fabrics
  • Easily digestible food
  • Bitter vegetables
  • Green gram


Do No Consume–

  • Dairy products
  • Sour food
  • Jaggery
  • Black gram
  • Spicy and fried food
  • Excess salt
  • Pickles, Curd, Egg & Nuts


The Madras Institute of Ayurveda (MIA), Chennai, has a complete out-patient department with facilities for consultation in different specialities, regular check-ups and more. It also possesses an in-patient department with up-to-date and well-equipped Panchakarma theatres. Successful treatment programs such as eczema in ayurveda for an entire spectrum of diseases are offered here.

Eczema in ayurveda: Ayurvedic therapies are designed to deliver tangible health benefits in addition to the relaxation they provide to the mind and body. So, log onto www.miayurveda.org for further queries.



Let us first learn—What Sinusitis is—

SINUSITIS TREATMENT: Sinusitis– is a condition in which the cavities around the nasal passages become inflamed. Nasal congestion is usually owing to swollen nasal membranes from inflammation of the blood vessels. 

Acute Sinusitis could be triggered by a cold or an allergy and may resolve on its own whereas–Chronic Sinusitis lasts up to eight weeks and may be caused by an infection or growth. 


Symptoms include–headache, nasal congestion and runny nose.

Acute Sinusitis usually does not need any treatment beyond symptomatic relief with pain medication, nasal decongestants and nasal saline rinses. Chronic Sinusitis will require treatment.


Conditions that can cause Sinusitis-

  • Allergic rhinitis, which is an oedema of the nasal mucosa
  • Small growth in the nasal mucosa 
  • A deviated septum
  • Swelling in the nose as in a common cold

Infection of the subacute sinus lasts typically 6 to 12 weeks. Symptoms of chronic inflammation persist for about 12 weeks, and recurrent Sinusitis occurs several times a year.


Treatment of Sinusitis with Ayurveda—


  • Do not consume Kaphakara Aharas such as ice cream, cottage cheese, milk, banana, oily foods, fried foods and other junk foods.
  • Avoid fruits at night.
  • Avoid drinking too much water and drink only warm water when you feel thirsty.
  • Food should include turmeric, pepper and ginger.



  • Avoid taking a head bath and limit oil application.
  • Try not to expose yourself directly to air-condition,fan or sitting near a window while travelling in an open vehicle.
  • Steam inhalation * twice daily with camphor or a few drops of eucalyptus oil in water.
  • A warm compress on the affected areas provides relief from pain and heaviness.


Home Remedies for Sinus

? Have 

freshly prepared warm foods. Also, eat lots of vegetables and fresh fruits in your diet plan.

?Drink warm water only or add cinnamon and black pepper to your drinking water.

?Avoid cold items

?Eat garlic and ginger

?Take enough rest

?Sleep on one side with a pillow lower the head. This can prevent the flow of mucus in the air passages.

Because of the rising pollution, the inner layer of the nose gets inflamed. To balance this, our body produces more nasal secretions & sneezes to pull out this dust and dirt. If these secretions are not allowed to discharge (with the help of anti-allergic medicines or inhalers), they can sit in the sinuses and irritate. This leads to severe headaches.


Sinus Treatment with Ayurveda—

Nasyam or otherwise called Nasya Karma is a distinctive and one of the five detoxification therapies mentioned in Ayurveda, very successful in treating Sinusitis. Recurrence can also be prevented with this. Ayurvedic treatment for Sinusitis includes expelling intensified body energies with the help of some Ayurvedic Herbs and diet. Nasal therapies and applications can also help. The ayurvedic regimen removes the root causes of Sinusitis by eliminating toxic build-up, improve metabolism, reducing Vata imbalance and provide relief from stress. Panchakarma, the traditional detoxification treatments of Ayurveda treatments form the cornerstone of your in-door treatment program.


What we can do—

Cover nose with a mask or scarf while leaving the house.

Secretions should not be blocked, instead should be freed up. Do Nasya treatment.

These remedies can cure frequent chronic cold, Sinusitis, allergic rhinitis and headaches.

It is essential to take proper care when you have Sinusitis. With Ayurveda, you have zero side effects, and the results are guaranteed.


In a nutshell–

Imbalanced doshas cause Sinusitis. The Nasya and other medicated oil massages can cure sinus.

Madras Institute of Ayurveda (MIA) has a well-equipped out-patient department with facilities for consultation in different specialities and regular check-ups. It possesses an in-patient department with up-to-date, well-equipped Panchakarma theatres. Successful treatment programs for an entire range of diseases are offered.

So, connect at www.miayurveda.org to learn more about the treatments.