Ayurveda Q&A: Home remedies for sinusitis

Dr Gowthaman, Founder and Medical Director, rVita Ayurveda and Yoga Centers and www.rvita.com, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.

This week’s answers:

Hi sir I am prashansa, 22 years old …I am suffering from acne and scar…I have this problem from 6 years r more…pimples appears on face,shoulders and back only in cold and rainy season I have consulted many dermatologist ..they say it’s due to harmones and I have to take treatment every year …I am fed up applying stupid ointments pls suggest me something which is a easy but effective way to get rid of this prob…thank u



Hi Anitha M,

An holistic treatment with Ayurveda and diet can heal you.

Home remedies

1. Regular intake as well as external application of fresh juice of carrot and cucumber.
2. Regular application of paste made from tea leaves and sweet basil leaves.
3. Regular application of paste made from cucumber, sandal wood powder, and neem powder.
4. External application of crushed garlic cloves with honey.
5. Internal Medication with Guggulu (Commiphora mukul): Boil 50 gm of Guggulu gum in 500 ml of water for 30 minutes. Strain and drink 15 ml of this extract thrice daily for a week.
6. Internal medications with Jackal berry (Diospyros mespiliformis): Boil 50 gm of finely pulverized Jackal berry root in 500 ml of water for 30 minutes. Strain and drink 15 ml of this extract thrice daily for a week.
7. Internal medications Achyranthes Root: Boil 50 gm of finely pulverized Achyranthes Root in 500 ml of water for 30 minutes. Strain and drink 15 ml of this extract thrice daily for a week.
8. Internal medications using Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris): Boil 1 tsp of dried leaf powder of Mugwort in a cup of water for about 10 min. Then strain and cool it. Drink this tea thrice daily for a week.
9. Using Aloe vera: Cut open a small piece from a large aloe leaf and squeeze out the gel. You can also keep an aloe plant in your home for easy and immediate access. Use the gel twice a day – morning and night, for one week.

Dietary habits and physical exercise do have an impact on the management of Acne. Hence, all medical systems suggest avoiding fatty, junk, oily foods and drinks such as cheese, skimmed milk, and cream cheese.
These foods make the skin more vulnerable to acne. Ayurveda advises avoiding seafood if you have acne.

Dear Sir,

I am 40 years old. My hair started graying at the age of 20 year. Now 90% of the hair is gray. Is it possible to come back from gray hair to normal black hair? and how ? Please suggest Please suggest home remedies for the case. waiting for the positive response.

Thanking you sir,




Worm Regards,
C L Thakur

Dear C L Thakur,

Sorry at this age and stage, No reversal is possible. However please use the following home remedies which are very good for hair rejuvenation

a. The most effective and well practiced home remedy is applying coconut oil processed with fresh curry leaves. This should be strictly applied on the scalp and hair for 90 days.
Gentle massage with this mixture for 15-20 minutes helps in reducing the hair fall, dandruff and improves hair growth, hair thickness and improves the black hair growth. After application wash it with lukewarm water.
b. Amla powder is considered and used as one of the best hair rejuvenator across the world. Apply paste of fresh Amla powder mixed with curd and fresh lemon juice as pack. Leave it for 45 minutes and followed by warm water wash.
This process is very effective to reduce hair fall and improve hair growth. This process is repeated every alternative day for 90 days for better results.
c. Amla soaked in water for overnight, and the water is a very good hair conditioner. After the regular hair wash, just rinse the hair with this water.
One of the primary reasons for premature graying is using excessive conditioners and high chemical shampoo. Avoiding cause may help in bringing back the normalcy swiftly.
d. One of the effective remedy for colder seasons is application of Almond oil with Amla juice. Warm both taken in equal amounts and gentle massage on scalp for 15 minutes.
It is one of the fastest ways to arrest the premature graying and improving the general hair health.
e. Many villages in Kerala follow a simple hair remedy. Everyone including men and women does it as cultural practice.
Application of equal amounts of buttermilk and curry leaves juice equal amounts and boiled for 5 minutes in mild fire then applied in the scalp in lukewarm condition followed by warm water wash after 30 minutes. This is known preventive remedy for white hairs and hair fall.
f. Ayurveda recommends the following combination as the effective remedy for prevention and improving hair growth, reducing dandruff, for healthy hair. Equal amounts of Amla powder, Thriphala powder, Methi powder,
Karisalai powder, Mehanthi Powder, Japa flower and leaves powder, Indian Asparagus powder mixed with fresh curd and fresh lemon juice. This mixture applied as a pack on the scalp followed by warm water wash
g. Simple home remedy to maintain health hair the following remedy is advised. Equal amounts of fresh Amla juice and lemon juice applied on the scalp and hair followed by warm water wash after 10 minutes. This should be done every day for healthy hair.
h. Traditional healers in South India recommend the following remedy for premature hair growth. Equal amounts of sesame oil and Carrot juice mixed with half the amount of Methi seed powder kept under sun for 21 days.
Then this oil is applied on the scalp for hair, face for white hairs in mustache and beard areas and body for the white body hairs. Follow this for 90 days for complete color change.
i. Eclipta Alba is the other important herb used in Ayurveda for prevention and reversing the premature hair graying. Most of the Herbal hair oils contain the extract of this herb.
Ayurveda recommend the application fresh leave juice or paste as a thick scalp pack followed by warm water wash.
j. Many Ayurveda experts recommend Black pepper ¼ parts mixed with 1 parts of fresh curd and 10 ml of fresh lemon juice as everyday application on scalp helps to improve the premature hair growth condition.

Dear sir,

My wife is suffering from headache from last 5 years. There is no cold or cough. This pain is not always but some time it will be un-bearable. X-ray report says it is due to sinus. is there any home remedies for this.

Please suggest.

Thanking you sir,



Worm regards

Hi Thakur,

Yes, sinus head ache is the specialty of Ayurveda

Ayurveda Therapies for Sinusitis


Depending upon the condition a treatment regimen is planned which includes internal medicine and a unique therapy called ‘nasyam’

Nasya Karma or Nasyam – One of the five purification therapies practiced in Ayurveda Medicine. A medicated oil/ powder/ fresh herbal juice
is administered through the nostrils (Nasal drops).

This therapy is very effective for sinusitis, cold, cough, asthma, eye disorders, hair fall and pre mature hair graying especially beard graying. Ayurveda recommends this for spondlitis, migraine head ache, facial paralysis, paralysis, frozen shoulders, mental disorders, Parkinson’s disorders and Skin problems.

Pre-purification Measures

Prior to this therapy, Oleation and sudation therapies are recommended which will help to loosen the adhesive toxins, thereby facilitating the subsequent elimination.

The Nasya karma

a. Patient is asked to lie down in a bed with his hand and legs kept straight. His head is maintained at a lower position by keeping the pillow below the neck.
b. Placing the medicine above hot water gently warms it and then it is made to flow in to one nostril, while the other is kept closed the same process is carried out in the other nostril also.
c. The sole, shoulder, neck, ear and palm are gently massaged after the administration of the drug.
d. The impurities must be spit out and medicine that reach his mouth. The spitting is repeatedly carried out turning to both sides while the patient is lying.
e. This process should be repeated for 7 – 21 days.

Mechanism of Nasya karma

The medicine acts by reaching ‘Sringataka marma’, a main vital point situated on the surface of the brain, from where it spreads into various vessels and nerves and brings out vitiated toxins from the head.
Sringataka marma – this vital point is a composite structure consisting of four arteries in connection with four sense organs nose, ear, eye and tongue. The composite structure formed by the union of these four arteries is called Sringataka.
As per the Ayurveda, the evolution of a disease the vitiated toxins should be brought to the site from its original seat. This movement will be made through the channels and if there is any disturbance in the integrity of the channels it will result in the development of disease.

Home Remedies

a. Garlic is one of the best medicines for sinusitis. 3-4 garlic clove paste mixed with honey twice daily 5 minutes before food is good for sinusitis, improves immunity and reduces the tenderness
b. Fresh juice of onion mixed with honey improves the stuffiness, nasal block in no time.
c. Black pepper, long pepper and dry ginger with honey is very good for chronic sinusitis
d. Turmeric with diluted milk removes the sickness swiftly.
e. Plain steam bath is one of the most effective ways to get rid and prevent sinusitis.
f. Fenu Greek tea/ Cumin seed boiled water is considered the effective one in China – 100 ml of water + 5 gm of Fenu Greek seeds boiled for 5 minutes and taken as tea twice or thrice daily protects from cold, cough and immunes the body from sinusitis
g. Carrot juice, Cucumber juice helps improve the immunity which in turn reduces the reoccurrence of the sinus attacks.
h. Turmeric 2 parts, Cumin 4 parts, coriander seeds 4 parts, Fenu Greek seeds 4 parts, Ginger 1 part as a soup helps.
i. Thulasi juice 5 ml + honey 2 ml as a regular diet removes the sinusitis and improves the immunity
j. Eat plenty of organic fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid skipping or delaying meals as this will upset digestive balance and cause formation of toxins.

Diet for Sinusitis

a. Fresh fruit juices & Vegetable soups, plenty of warm water intake helps
b. Well balanced diet by including seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, fruits helps
c. Avoid fried, starchy foods and drinks, White sugar, rice, pasta, Pies, cakes and candies
d. Avoid banana, eggplant, bell pepper, tomato, as these clog the channels.

Ayurveda says the doorway to the brain and consciousness is nose. Nasal administration of the suitable medicines removes not only sinusitis but also improves the functions of sense organs, protect eyes most importantly youthfulness.

Respected Gowthaman Sir,

My name is Yoganand, from Bangalore, I have seen your articles on health.siy.com website, i very much impressed of your best sujjestions. At present I am suffering with cervical disc problem, due to this i hav pain in my right shoulder and lower back of neck, i have done MRI and the MRI Report says that:

1) C3-C4 : Central disc osteophyte complex causing indentatin of the thecal sac noted.
2) C4-C5: Central disc osteophyte complex causing mild indentatin of the thecal sac noted.
3) C5-C6: Central disc osteophyte complex causing mild indentatin of the thecal sac noted.
4) C6-C7: Right paracentral disc osteophyte complex causing compression of the thecal resulting in altered signal intensity in the cord noted.
5) 67-T1: Central disc osteophyte complex causing mild indentation of the thecal sac noted.

Could you Please sujjest me the best ayurvedic treatments and medicines for my cervical problem.

Thanking you sir,



Yoganand K

Hi Yoganand,

Ayurveda treatment protocol is primarily focused on normalizing the vitiated vata dosha and to rejuvenate the affected tissue. Since this condition may also be related to stress, Ayurveda recommends a holistic approach with Ayurveda medicines and therapies, life style modifications and diet, minimized exercise and yoga.

Ayurveda recommends Guggulu, Aloe Vera, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Giloy, Dry Ginger, Shallaki etc for prevention.

These herbs are well known muscular and stress relaxants and anti inflammatory with no side effects which helps to prevent and to manage this condition. Ayurveda does recommend intake of 3 gm of Cow’s ghee as diet for prevention.

Ayurveda therapies for cervical spondylosis

Ayurveda cautions not to use any stronger, vibrant massage therapies for this condition as it may further worsen the condition.
Only a gentle application of warm medicated oil, depends on the condition and Prakriti of the patient the oil is selected followed by herbal steam application improves the condition in no time.

Kati Vasti: Ayurveda recommends this therapy as a specialized care therapy for this condition. A bridge is formed on the back bone with flour power and warm medicated oil is filled for the period of 45-60 minutes.This helps the muscles and ligaments to relax and heal; improved blood circulation heals the tissues. This treatment usually advised for 14-28 days depends on the condition.

Ela Kizhi: Warm medicated oil application followed by warm Herbal bolus on the affected part improves the stiffness and pain. This therapy is recommended for 7-14 days depends on the condition

Mamsa Navara Kizhi: This is one of the specialized treatments for cervical spondylosis. Red meat, medicated rice, vata normalizing herbs processed with milk, made as a bolus. After the gentle application of the warm oil, this bolus is applied on the affected parts for 30-45 minutes without pressure. This treatment is very effective to heal any types of cervical spondylosis and with any degree of pain. This treatment usually suggested for 21-28 days depends of the condition. These three above treatments is suggested alone or in combination depends on the condition.

Ayurveda recommendations for Cervical Spondylosis

a. Avoid – sour, salty foods and drinks, curd, deep fried foods, Maida, Suji, pulses and various by products of pulses
b. Take – Bitter gourd, drum stick and Neem flowers as diet helps
c. Wheat helps better than rice
d. Add more fibers and water as constipation may increase the condition
e. Avoid – Exposure to cold, cold water bath, violent exercises without proper guidance
f. Improve the milder physical exercises like walking, Surya Namaskara etc.

Yoga for cervical spondylosis

a. Padmasana (Lotus pose) for keeping the spine erect.
b. Tadasana (palm tree pose), helps rectifying postural defects
c. Yastikasana (Stick pose), helps to de-stress
d. Greeva Sanchalan asana (Neck movement) is the best to cure cervical spondylosis.


Prevention is better than cure. Simple changes in life style, proper exercise, guided yoga with regular detoxification and rejuvenation can prevent this condition. Maintaining a correct posture while reading, writing or working etc does help in prevention.
A holistic approach with Ayurvedic medicines and treatments, simplified exercise and yoga, personalized diets are beneficial in curing cervical spondylosis

I am 60 yrs old male suffering from severe dandruff n itching. I do not have diabetes or hypertension pl suggest some remedy thanks



Hi Kiahmed,

Common causes

a. Hygiene
b. Stress and depression
c. Water and hard shampoo
d. Cold condition and higher hot conditions
e. Excessive intake of salty, spicy, sour, non vegetarian foods and drinks
Understand your Dandruff

1. Understand the allergies. Most of the cases allergic foods lead to Dandruff. Reduce intake milk, curd, butter, cheese, salted, spicy foods and drinks helps.
2. Diabetes usually related to Dandruff and itchy scalp. Check for Diabetes or maintain your blood sugar.
3. Many of the Indians are unaware of food allergies. Many surveys shows that people who are allergic to yeast, bread or backed foods, cheese, vinegar added foods and alcoholic beverages have more prone for dandruff. Avoiding such foods and drinks in diet heals them physiologically.
4. Check the water and shampoo. Most of the times, these two create a false Dandruff.
5. Alcohol can lead to Dandruff. Reduce the alcohol intake.
6. Reduced blood circulation can leads to sluggishness which in turn leads to itch and dandruff. Gentle oil massages can help resolving this issue.
7. Stress and depression are directly connected to itching which in turn leads to excessive scale formation
8. Consult a Physician to different diagnose weather it is just dandruff or psoriasis as most of the times both misunderstood.

Ayurveda remedies for Dandruff

a. Ayurveda texts recommend Sandalwood oil mixture with fresh lemon juice as scalp massage followed by warm water wash. This helps to improve the blood circulation and dead skin.
b. Ayurveda recommends a special therapy for Dandruff – “Shirolepa” which means head pack. Simple head pack with fresh Amla paste is very effective to reduce and prevent Dandruff. This also helps improving hair growth.
c. Application of water over night soaked Fenu Greek seeds as pack does help bringing the normalcy in no time.
d. One of the most effective and highly practiced home remedy is application of fresh Aloe Vera gel. Even today most of the Villagers do practice it for healthy scalp and hair.
e. Many Chinese tribal practitioners recommend fresh ginger processed olive oil before bath as day to day practice for prevention and to improve hair growth.

Ayurveda medicines like Dhoor doora patradi coconut oil, Karkunthal, Eladi coconut oil etc are very effective to improve the scalp health. In chronic conditions medicines like Khadira Arishtam, Loha asavam, Chandana asavam, Gandhaka Rasayanam, Bakuchi capsules, Keshmani Capsules, Haridra Kanda Choornam etc are prescribed.

Ayurveda medicines and therapies with changes in the lifestyle and food habits can cure this problem permanently. The results may be slow but it is without any side effects and permanent. Instead of using chemical based products for symptomatic relief, better use natural home remedies for prevention and easy permanent cure.

My father-in-law aged 90 years. His Gallbladder is grossly distended with multiple calculi and sludge within the lumen. Wall is thickened measuring 4mm with peri-cholecystic edema. kindly advice if it would be safe to do lapcoly at this age? If not, is there any ayurvedic medicine or therapy that can give some relief? please suggest


Ashish Chakraborty

Hi Ashish,

If the surgens are satisfied with his health condition for surgery, Please go for it.

Natural remedies do help, it may take long time for healing. If you want to avoid surgery please follow the remedies.

Common Herbs for Gall Bladder stones

1. Gokshura (Tribulus terristis): It is one of the best known herbs for removing unwanted toxins from gallbladder and kidneys. It is effective in most urinary tract & gallbladder disorders because it promotes the flow of urine and bile;
cools and soothes the membranes of the body; and helps remove stones. It stops the bleeding, and nourishes and strengthens the digestive and reproductive organs.
The herb has been used in treating cystitis, renal calculi (kidney stones), incontinence, gout and impotence. It may also have a mild diuretic action.

2. Cilantro (Coriander sativa) leaves: It prevents the formation of gall stones and breaks up the chain of gall stones formation.

3. Corn (Zea mays) silk: Corn silk has a beneficial effect on kidney and gallbladder reducing stone formation and it also helps relieve some of the symptoms of existing stones. It soothes and relaxes the lining of the bladder, relieving irritation and improving bile flow and elimination.

Yogic Management of Gallstones

Common Yoga postures recommended for Gallbladder stones

1. Hatha Yoga
2. Back stretch pose
3. Bow pose

Diet and Nutrition for Gallstone Patients

Following are the diet and nutrition guidelines for managing gall bladder stones.

1. Consume a low fat diet.
2. Drink lot of water.
3. Foods like artichokes, barley, oat bran, broccoli, dandelion greens, alfalfa and oat bran may be beneficial.
4. Non-vegetarians can have fish, chicken and turkey in their diet.
5. Red meat and spicy foods are prohibited for gall bladder stone patients.
6. Take: Beet, cucumber, garlic and garlic oil, avocados, artichokes, ginger root, coconut, grapes and grape juice, apple, apricots, berries, casaba melons, currants, figs, guavas, lemons, pears, prunes, turmeric, and flax oil.
7. Avoid: eggs, pork, onion, fowl, milk, coffee, grapefruit, oranges, corn, beans and nuts, alcohol, saturated fats, hydrogenated oils and partially hydrogenated oils.

Home Remedy for Gallbladder Pain

1. One common beet root + Juice of half lemon + 2 table spoon of flax oil / 10 ml of olive oil + 10 ml of fresh lemon juice + 5 gm of crushed Garlic – Use this mixture once a day in an empty stomach.

2. One bunch parsley + 3 medium zucchini + ½ lb. Green beans + 5 stalks celery – Steam together for 8-10 minutes or partially steam and boil in ½ cup water or the Flax Seed Tea.

Liquids are best during an attack. You could try the Beet Recipe. Many find it helps, but others do better with just liquids.
It is wonderful for relief from all sorts of gastric disturbances such as stomach pain, gas, and indigestion. I do not add any fat or salt to this recipe.
It can be used anytime but is particularly useful as a three day fast with nothing else but water. It is both nourishing and easy to digest. You can alter the amounts to taste. More beans add more sweetness.

Dear Sir,

I am 39 years male with a lean body.

Have noticed graying of hair and more recently around chin (beard) a well.Have been under stress since last couple of years on family front. And I think the shampoo (garnier) and diet has added to it as well.

On the diet front , I am vegetarian.Have motions 3-4 times in the morning rather than in one go and its in small pieces.

Seek your advise to prevent graying of hair and stress reduction.
Many Thanks.



Best Regards,

Hi Ashwin,

yes, stress plays a vital role in premature greying.

As i have discussed above, please use those home remedies for good results.

Dear Sir

My son is 7 years old, he has developed skin disease called mole on his face. It is small in size but are spreading slowly to all over his face.

I have shown to skin specialist but he said the moles are smalls and there is no treatment for the same and as he will grow this problem will disappear.I am worried whether this moles will increase the face of my son will be become ugly.

Please suggest any treatment for the same.





Hi Salim,

A quick ayurveda home remedy for moles is pineapple. Apply few drops of pineapple juice directly on the mole. Within few days you will note that the mole will either fade or completely diminish. Repeat it several times a day for best results.
Apply green tea oil on the mole for eight to ten days.
Put few drops of grape fruit extracts on a cloth or bandage and wrap it on the mole. Change the bandage after every five to six hours.
Flax seed is an effective treatment option for moles. Mix a drop of flaxseed oil with a drop of raw honey and apply it on the mole.
Crush a garlic clove and place it on the mole. Now cover the area with bandage. If you have an itching sensation in the mole, massage it with castor oil twice a day.
Apply cauliflower extract on the mole several times a day. Repeat this for two to three days and the mole will drop off. Cauliflower extracts work best for the thicker and warty moles.
Mix 1 tablespoon of sea salt, 3 tablespoons of castor oil and 1 teaspoon of lime juice. Apply the mixture on the mole and massage gently. Leave for twenty to twenty-five minutes and rinse with cold water.

Hello Dr Gowthoman,

I hope you do not mind me emailing you it was great speaking to you a moment ago.

I’m writing from Outline Productions, a TV production company. We are making a ground-breaking new show that will be exploring the world of alternative medicine and health and beauty. The show will look at people who are using unusual homemade remedies for health and beauty purposes.

I am getting in touch because I came across your website, Ayurveda, and I just wondered whether you would know of anyone who may use the herbal
remedy of mixing mustard oil and turmeric together to treat Vitiligo. If you do know of anyone who does use this method of treatment it would be really great to hear from you. Please contact me on 0207 424 7690 or annac@outlineproductions.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you soon.



Kind Regards,
Anna Crewe

Hi Anna,

Good to hear such initiatives. The following are the home remedies which are widely practiced across South India, I have documented these practices for National Innovation Foundation in early 2003

Home remedies for Vitiligo

1. Take 5 teaspoons of turmeric powder and mix in 250 ml of mustard oil and apply on the white patches of skin, twice a day, usually advised for a period of 12-15 months.

2. Application of Sweet Basil leaves extracts with lemon juice, advised for 5-6 months.

3. Most of the Indian traditional practitioners advise water kept in a copper vessel for overnight as diet

4. Eastern India where there is less sun this is widely advised, Tamarind seeds and Psorolia seeds (Bakuchi Seeds) soaked in rice wash water for 7 days. Then grinded into paste and applied on spots gives immediate results. I
have a personal experience in this preparation. Very effective how ever for some people it resulted in burning sensation and boils.

5. Fresh Ginger Juice with Bakuchi powder mix – Obese persons and with spots on high muscular areas (Widely advised in India)

6. Application of Raddish (white) seeds with Vinegour is widely practiced in Calcutta. 50 gms of seeds with 15 ml of Vinegour

7. Many parts of Kerala advises Bakuchi Seed powder with Coconut oil as external application

8. some specialised practitioners in Kerala advises the following as diet for 40 days with external applications – 600 gm raw cucumber and 3 betel leaves three times a day and food made from bitter gourd.

9. Ginger Juice with red Clay as external application in karnataka (some parts)

Dear sir,

i have been masturbating since 2008 and have faced itching in genital, shown to many doctors but out of shame never confessed.jan 2013 i again went to doctor itching goes away but i think the infection has spread in the body .if there is a cure in ayurveda .please help!


kalki dhawan

Hi Kalki,

Please take the following medications

1. Maha Thiktakam Kashayam tablets – 2 thrice daily before food + Vilvadi gutika 1 – with warm water

2. Eladi Thailam – external application all over the body followed by warm water bath

3. Kalyanaka Gulam – 1 tsp – bed time followed by warm water bath

Take these for 30 days and let me know. If you have any history of prologed sinusitis or Asthama, You may require a purification therapy for better results.

Dear Sir,

My son is 14 years old. He is having stone in gall bladder.It was firstly detected in March 2012 and the size was 9×8 mm (as per report :- a mobile sludge ball measuring 9×8 mm with impacted cholesterol crystals) 2nd ultrasound was done in Sep 2012 and size was 9mm ( as per report :- sludge ball/ soft calculus of 9mm in lumen) 3rd ultrasound was done in July 2013 and the size is 13mm (as per report :- calculus of 13mm with layering sludge)

Although my son is undergoing homeopathic treatment since March 2012, the reports are not favorable.

Is there any treatment in Ayurveda.I would be very thankful and grateful to you if you could help him. I will try my best to avoid surgery.



Thanking you,

Sincerely your’s,
Goverdhan Mittal

Hi Mittal,

As i have advised above bring diet restrictions for better results.

Olive oil 30 ml + Fresh Lemon juice 30 ml + fresh Garlic – 3 gm – Grind and mix with oil – Give it once a day in empty stomach for 90 days and repeat the test. I have treated many Gall stone cases, With the above simple remedy, people have improved a lot, with strict diet the stones completely vanish.

I am in desperate need for remedies for Melasma. Let me know if you can
assist in anyway.
Thanks much

Hi Sunitha,

Please apply Thiktakam gritam all ove the patch, followed by warm water bath after 45 minutes. strictly follow this for 30 days and write back.

Dear Dr,

I am suffering from melasma and when i consulted a doctor here,he said there is no treatment for it.Then i started Ayurvedic treatment but it showed results till i continue eating medicine .Just a gap of ten days and my skin again became dark.Pl help me suggesting some home remedies.


Address: Udaipur

Hi Charoo,

More than medicines, what are all the diet precautions have you followed? Please apply Thiktakam gritam all ove the patch, followed by warm water bath after 45 minutes. strictly follow this for 30 days and write back.

Hi Sir,

I am facing scalp fungal infection past 5 years. English Madison wont works. it is very aggressive in my head. not able to cut my hair frequently. i have many pimples in my head. i want permanent cure. i am under Madison. please save me from this decease.
I hope some one will save me soon.



Hi Muthu,

Apply Doordhoora Patradi Thailam – External application all over scalp followed by warm water bath.

Take Thiktakam Kashayam tablets – 3 – 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner with warm water
Avipattikara Choornam tablets – 3 bed time with warm water

Strictly avoid Non veg, alcohol, smoking foe better results. Take as much as fruits and vegetables possible. Avoid too much of rice intake too.

Hello Sir

I had a surgery done to remove the polyp in my uterus and after that I suffered from chicken pox soon after that.

All this was in the month of march and April 2013. Now my hair is dropping like anything. Please can you suggest some medication and natural food that can help stop this hair fall.

Please can help.



Thanks & Regards
Petreena Fernando

Hi Petreena,

Take Guduchyadi Kashayam tablets 2 – thrice daily before food with warm water, avipattikara Choornam tablets 3 bed time with warm water
Satavari graneuls – 1 tsp – thrice daily after food with warm milk helps improve the metabolism and nutrition assimilation.

Keshya powder – 50 gm + fresh curd – 50 ml + Lemon juice – 5 ml + Egg White 1 – All mixed together and applied as pack followed by warm water wash after 30 minutes improves the hair growth and strengthens the hair roots.

Dear sir,

Please let me know where can i buy maha thikatakam thailam and tablets in
chennai. Also Dr. gowthaman’s contact number for his appointment.

Thankyou. awaiting your reply




Hi Narayanan,

Dr Gowthaman Practices at rVita Ayurveda Therapy and Yoga Centers. His clinic numbers are 044 42187226 & 45584488. These medicines are available at his clinic.

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