Ayurveda Q&A: Herbal remedies for heart, liver and kidney

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. Hello doctor, I am diagnosed with lichen planus in 2001. Since then i’m taking allopathic medicines on and off until last 3 years (till 2009). I could control the itching and stopped scratching the affected skin and it went away without medication. I have 4 months baby now and i dont take any medication. My Lichen planus is relapsed now. I hav it only on my skin hands and legs. Please help me.

Hi Swapna,

Lichen planus is the specialty of Ayurveda. Ayurveda detoxification medicines and therapies with good diet & sleep it can be healed completely. Take Maha Thiktakam kashaym 3 tablets 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner with warm milk, Sorin capsules 2 thrice daily after food with warm water and Madhusnuhi choornam – 3 gm in empty stomach with warm water helps. Eladi thailam external application reduces the itching and scars.

Avoid spicy, salty sour foods and drinks, Add as much as water possible. Apple, pine apple, Guava, Pomegranate are good for this condition. Avoid curd, pickels, green chili, potato and non vegetarian food and drinks.

2. SIR, I am working in a company as supervisor. I am hypertension. I am taking telmikind -h tablet. But for past one month I am taking VARNADI kashyam & punarnavadi KWATHAM for obesity. Shall I continue the hypertensive medication with the AYURVEDA medication. Please reply me sir.
asok badmanathan

Hi Asok,

Please take these two kashaym with the Telmikind H. Usually Ayurveda and herbal medicines improves the bio assimilation of the Modern medicines and reduces the side effects. Please continue both. Exercise plays a vital role in both hypertension and obesity. Plan your exercise for better results. Simple apple diet plays a vital role in healing obesity and hypertension. Take 1 apple before breakfast, lunch and dinner followed by your regular meals.

Add Adathoda vasica herbal tea as diet to control hypertension. 100 ml of water + 5 gm of Adathoda vasica – Boiled and reduced to 75 ml – Filter it and take it once or twice a day to improve hypertension and weight loss process.

3. Hi, My 3 year oild has developed soem white patches in the anal area. I am really worried about those. Can you please advise if you ahve any treatment for her,
Deepti Chibber

Hi Deepti,

Kindly check with a pediatrician for better diagnosis. It could be simple infection or fungal infection or eczema. In the mean time apply Eladi coconut oil as external application on the affected area. This will help healing. Avoid Non vegetarian foods, spicy, salty and oily foods and drinks to improve the condition in no time.

4. Iam 26yrs and now only my hair started graying, Can you please suggest what should I do?
Pratibha Kotian

Hi Pratibha,

Please check your thyroid, vitamin D levels. Deranged levels of these two can affect the hair color and growth. plan your sleep. it plays a vital role too. intake of fresh fruits, green vegetables, adequate quantity of water in diet. spend at least 30 minutes a day for physical exercises.

Take 2 Keshmani tablets thrice daily after food with warm milk and Shatavari gulam – 5 gm before breakfast and after dinner followed by warm milk. It improves the anti oxidants and reduce the graying process.

Apply Narasimha Thailam – External application on scalp for rejuvenation.

5. Dear Doctor, My son Mr. Dishang Kumar aged 25, met with a RTA on 01st April, 2012. He had contusion edema at C4-C5 level involving B & B. He had no brain injury. For the first 4 days he had quadraparesis. He regained his bowel control after a month and bladder control after 2 months. He currently walks but has muscle weakness and spasticity. His hands has regained all the movements but has weakness and spasticity especially in the fingers. His power on all limbs is not very good.
On 26/06/2012 we had got a MRI scan done and the scan suggests of a small Syrinx at C4 level indicating a post trauma effect. Doctors have said that weakness and spasticity of his limbs are due to Syrinx. He is currently taking Baclofen 10 mg twice a day.
Please advise if Ayurveda could be used to treat my son’s condition? We as parents wish that he becomes absolutely normal as he was before the accident. If needed, I can forward my son’s MRI reports to you upon receiving your mail.
Thanks and kind regards,


Hi Senthil,

Ayurveda is very effective for this condition. Ayurveda therapies like pizichil and Mamsa navara kizhi are the two therapies can bring back the normalcy swifter. Ayurveda therapies heals the body from muscles to tissues to the core. It also improves the blood circulation which in turn quicken the healing process. Ayurveda medicines like Dasamoolam Kashayam 15 ml + 45 ml of warm milk twice daily 45 minutes before breakfast and dinner helps. External application of Dhanvanthram thailam followed by warm water wash after 15-30 minutes helps to improve the condition.

7. how to get a good heart, good function of liver and kidney which is the best medicine in ayurveda

Hi Prasad,

Heart care is the specialty of Ayurveda. Ayurveda Dinacharya – Morning rituals and Ratri Charya – Evening / night rituals are meant for general health and wellness especially heart and brain care. Please visit the near by Ayurveda center for guidance. Just a herb alone cannot help you completely.

Ayurveda multi herbal combination ‘Wrudved’ is widely used for preventive and post operative cardiac care. Take 1 tablet twice daily after food with warm water. Kidney protection too involves many factors water intake, cleaning the body once in three months with purgatives, checking the hypertension levels etc helps.

Chandraprabha vati 1 tablet or Herbal tea prepared of Nerunjil seeds (Gokshura) once or twice day is a very effective renal tonic to protect the kidneys.

8. sir, im deepika. i m suffering from cervical spondylosis. i m nt able to tolerate it. i m suffering with lot of pain . my exams are near by im nt knowing what i should do pls suggest me what to do pls pls pls pls sir………….. my age is 20
ratna deepika

Hi Ratna,

Cervical spondylosis is the specialty of Ayurveda. Ayurveda therapies like ela kizhi, pizichil and navara kizhi improves the condition in no time. Please visit near by Ayurveda center for the 14-21 days therapy.

Internal medicines like Dasamoolam kashayam 15 ml + 45 ml of warm milk – twice daily 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner with Cervilon + Lumbaton each 2 tablets with Kashayam helps. External application of Dhanvathram Thailam all over the body followed by warm water bath ease the condition.

Drink at least 2-3 liters of water and avoid curd, potato, green chili in the diet.

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