Ayurveda Q&A: Improving platelet count

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. Im 44 years old and Im 84 kgs. Consume bot Veg and Non Veg. When ever I walk long distances, I get pain on my left leg which percolates from the lower left back. I also feel that I have pain on my left shoulder blades which percolates to the left hand.
Weight is the concern. Please try to improve your weight loss exercises. Since you are 44, good physical exercises and planned diet would help. Just take one fruit before breakfast, lunch and dinner to speed up the weight loss process. Reduced blood circulation and muscular stiffness could lead to this painful condition. The following simple home remedy can help you. 100 ml of milk + 200 ml of water + 5 gm of fresh garlic processed over a mild flame until it reduces to 100 ml. Please filter this and take once a day on an empty stomach for 21 days. This will improve blood circulation and relax the muscles.

Try simple Ayurveda Abhyanga therapy in a nearby Ayurveda center. Please guide them to use Kottanchukkadi thailam followed by steam bath. This can improve your condition swiftly. Alternatively, buy this medicated oil from any Ayurveda store, apply it all over the body followed by warm water bath after 15 minutes.

Avoid non vegetarian foods, reduce your salt and spicy food intake, especially cut down the oil based fried foods. Add as much as 3 liters of water as part of diet. Please take Lumbaton + Cervilon + Gandha Thailam capsules, each 1 twice daily after food with warm milk for 30 days. This will improve the healing.

2. I am suffering from IBS, Irregular Bowel Syndrome. I underwent allopathic and homeo medicine, but not cured.I still have urge to go to toilet any time and my bowel is not cleared in one go. Pl advice in Ayurvedic medicine. I am 48 years and have clean habits. thanking you,
IBS is a specialty of Ayurveda. Only a holistic approach with Ayurveda, yoga and diet can help as this problem involves psychological factors too. Add as much curry leaves and fresh ginger as possible in your diet. These two are the specialized home remedies for IBS. Buttermilk is a very effective remedy too.

Take 1 cup curd + 4 cups of water, churn in the mixer for 5 minutes. Remove the froth and add 5 gm of curry leaves and fresh ginger powder. Take this medicated processed buttermilk up to 500 ml a day. This will improve the bowel movements and reduce the urge for frequent motions up to a great extent.

Yoga plays a vital role, Please visit a expert yoga house and explain them all your health problems and get a personalized yogic plan, try to practice it at least 15 minutes a day.

Musta Arishtam 30 ml thrice daily after food and Dadimashtaka Choornam 3 gm + Bola parpati + Trivanga Bhasma 125 mg thrice daily 15 minutes before food with buttermilk helps.

Avoid spicy, salty and oily foods, non vegetarian foods especially chicken products. Add adequate amount of water. Water processed with cumin seeds helps a lot.

3. gud morning.. i need a clarification..since lemon juice n amla are both citrus n they can bleach will it not speed up graying?
No, both act differently. Amla has a lot of antioxidants and the chemical combination is entirely different from lemon. Lemon has an irritable chemical content which helps in bleaching and cleaning. Citrus literally means sour – it is the Greek word used to classify sour fruits. Chemically, amla has very less amounts of citric acid.

4. i am a diabetic patient of past four years. on 16th december 2011 we took blood test.all results are normal but except platelets counts. platelets is only 7000. doctsrs says platelets tansfusion is best. but iam feared about it. what is the natural remedy for increase platelets in my blood. please give answer immediately
As the doctors suggested please go for the platelet transfusion for the acute management. It is as simple as blood transfusion. Drum stick leaves are best remedy to improve platelets count. Add it as a soup or pastry in daily diet. Please check your spleen and thyroid functions

Ayurveda medications like Kaseesa (101) + Rasa Sindooram (6) – 125 mg each thrice daily can improve the platelet counts. Improve your Vitamin D and K intake. Fish oil capsules and chicken liver soups can help you swiftly.

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