Ayurveda Q&A: Managing gall stones with Ayurveda

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

1. I am 33 years old and have been suffering from PCOS from 2001. i have been under metformin treatment from then. this has caused me lot of weight gain. can u help me to reduce the pain and PCOS
Hema Raj
PCOS/ PCOD requires detoxification followed by rejuvenation therapies. One of the commonest causes in Indian Women is Vitamin D deficiency. Please check your thyroid, Vitamin D and HB levels. Physiologically any of these deficiencies can contribute to PCOD/ PCOS. In my practice most of the time it is related to reduced Vitamin D and iron levels. When it is corrected PCOD goes away in short period of time.

I suggest you to take the following medications, Maha Thiktakam kashayam tablets – 3 tablets twice daily 30 minutes before food with warm water, Loham (101) – 250 mg 5 minutes before food with warm water, Punarnava mandooram and Navaka Guggulu – Each 2 tablets thrice daily after food with water. This helps the metabolism and in turn helps the deficiencies go away swiftly. Add more water, curry leaves, fresh coriander and ginger in diet. Make buttermilk processed with these herbs as part of your diet. It will help you. Stress plays a major role. Find ways to de-stress yourself.

3. I am suffering from migraine pain and minor sinus problem for the last 20 years, but i have taken more allopathic and ayurvedic medicines. There is no any permanent solution. ENT Physician told me you have allergic problem So you suffer Cold Flu allergic , what Naturopathic medicine can solve my headache problem, please convey my e-mail ID and obliged me.
Pramod Ku. Swain
Cuttack (Orissa)
Milk processed with fresh ginger can solve your both problems. Milk 100 ml + water 200 ml + fresh ginger – 5 gm processed and reduced to 100 ml. Filter this mixture and take this processed 100 ml milk once a day in empty stomach for 40 days. This will help you to come out of these troubles swiftly. Understand your diet and life style habits. Which ever is triggering the hyper immune response try to avoid it. Take water processed with cumin seeds. This is good for both.

3. i m 39 yrs old; suffering from ( G B stones ) since 3 yrs , i have tried for Homeopathy; now am taking doses of Ayurveda .. but there is no improvement in it. I have G B stones of 4 to 5 mm in size , but when the stone attacks it in not tolerable , do please advise me for a quick recovery.
vijay m kalyani.
Gall stones requires medicine, diet and physical exercises. In my experience, i have treated stones with 22 mm. Most of the time people believe that medicines alone can help. No, Its not. We need to help the body to come out of this condition any way possible like taking a planned diet, walk for 30 minutes a day, drinking 3 lts of water a day, avoiding high fat, salty, sour foods and drinks etc.

For acute management, Take 2 Dhanvantharam gutika with water processed with jeera seeds. It helps a lot. Add more apple in diet. Some how it helps in removing the Gall stones.

As a effective home remedy take 20 ml of olive Oil + 5 gm of Garlic paste + 20 ml of fresh lemon / Beet root juice once a day in empty stomach. In my practice i have seen this home remedy works better than any other conventional remedies.

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