Ayurveda Q&A: For improving digestion

Dr Gowthaman, Medical Director, Dr Gowthaman’s Ayurveda Panchakarma Center, Chennai, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.
This week’s answers:

1. dear Dr i am 26 years old but i have a big bag puff under my eyes,it depressed me,its need to know for a long time i had not a good sleep one morning i got up and saw my eyes very puffy,and now its for 3years iam like this.please help me

Puffy eyes are related to poor Hb, deranged thyroid functions. Life tyle habits like day sleep, less sleep at nights etc also contribute.

Use Loha (100) – 250 mg thrice daily after food and Kasis -125 mg thrice daily before food improves the condition in 30 days. Include 50 ml of drumsticks leaves soup every alternative day for 45 days. This will improve the iron and folic acid assimilation which in turn solve this problem swiftly.

2. Is diarrhea (loose motion), or no motion creating upset to stomach related to diabetics? If so what is the remedies. I have to take digestive pills every now and then.
JV Bhadange

More than medicines and diabetes your food habits play a vital role. Stomach upset is some times related to anti diabetic medicines too.

Improve water intake, regularize the fiber intake, avoid high fat deep fried foods and drinks to improve stomach functioning. Take Indukantam Kashayam 2 tablets thrice daily five minutes before food with warm water and Dadimashtaka Choornam 2 gm mixed with warm butter milk twice daily one hour after food. These two medicines helps to improve the digestive functions swiftly.

3. i have back pain problem plz sugest me for this


Back pain has many causes. Understanding the cause would help you to solve the trouble. Please visit the near by physician to rule out any possibilities.

For time being, Take Lumbaton and Gandha Thailam capsules each 2 numbers twice daily after food with warm water or milk and external application of Lakshadi Thailam followed by warm water bath helps.

If pain continues more than 14 days, visit a nearby Ayurveda Therapy center and ask for Local Pizichil or Kati Vasti treatment for 14 days. This treatment can completely heal this trouble.

4. My mother has been diagnosed with stage two, dementia, the only allopathy treatments are slowing progression of disease and keeping her busy.Do you have cures treatment procedure in Ayurveda for Dementia.
Await your reply.


A holistic approach with Ayurveda, Yoga and Diet helps better. So far scientifically there is no proof that Ayurveda can cure this problem. However most of the medical system do agree that Ayurveda, Yoga and supplemented nutritional management can arrest the degeneration process.

Ayurveda therapies like Pizichil, Navara Kizhi, Shirodhara and Mamsa Navara Kizhi etc are usually prescribed for the period of 28-40 days With medicated oil and herbal enemas. These therapies are very effective in arresting the spread in no time.

Medicines like Saraswatha Arishtam 30 ml thrice daily after food with Manasamitra gutika 1 tablets is an effective and rejuvenating combination for dementia. It can be continued with other Modern medicines as diet. 3 gm of Sarasawatha gritam or Kalyanakam gritam mixed with food does help.

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