Ayurveda Q&A: Remedies for pregnancy with TB

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. Gowthaman, I am am having high triglyceride level 350-500 and taking allopathy treatment. My cholesterol level is absolutely normal. I have read about 2gms clove powder daily empty stomach. Will it control triglyceride level to normal?? Any other Ayurveda medicine will also be helpful??
Pl. reply.

Kind regards,
Hi Parmesh,
Yes, clove powder is one of the effective remedies for cholesterol correction and prevent high cholesterol related problems. I have recommended this for close to 7000 patients in my practice. And documented the evidences for close to 1000 patients, it has a positive impact on triglycerides and cholesterol ratio. However if any one has stomach or duodenal ulcer it is not advisable.

Take 2 gm of clove powder with 30 ml of warm milk once a day in empty stomach for complete healing.

2. hi i’m pruthvi, i’m 19 . i am suffering from pimples problem from 10yrs .but now it has become severe and it has started to leave marks.

So,please let me know how i can reduce these pimples and it from leaving marks .since i’m in hostel i travel home and hostel constantly due to this change in weather it has added to my pimples.my hostel is in mangalore and my home in
Hi Pruthvi,
Hormonal imbalances, bad diet, lack of exercises, deposit of high toxins can lead to this condition. Proper detoxification can lead to this condition.

Intake of these following medications help – Mahathiktakam Kashayam tablets (3 – 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner with warm water) + Vilvadi gutika (1 tab – 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner with warm water); Haridra Kandam – 1 tablespoon after food twice daily with warm milk; Eladi thailam – external application followed by warm water wash helps.

Avoid high fatty, salty, spicy, non vegetarian foods and drinks, Exercise plays a vital role. Yoga do help.

3. this is to inform you my age is 25 and i have some white hair on my beared. please let me know permenant soluation of removing white hair on my beard.
mohsin memon
hi Moshin,
Understanding the cause plays vital role in healing. In my experience white hairs in young age is very much related to Vitamin D deficiency, thyroid imbalances, Iron and folic acid deficiencies. Please do the blood test for these and share the report for the best healing plan.

For prevention, as i discussed many times – 5 gm of each of the following Amla powder, Triphala powder, Mehanthi powder, Hibiscus flower and leaves powder, Bringaraj powder + 10 ml of fresh curd + 10 ml of fresh lemon juice as pack followed by warm water wash after 45 minutes every day for 40 days would help in prevention and healing.

Take good sleep, Avoid alcohol, chicken products , add fresh fruits and vegetables and very importantly drink 3 liters of water for better results.

4. melasma home remedies please
rinku bambrah
Hi Rinku,
a. Vinegar: Dilute vinegar equally with water, and use to cleanse and rinse your face. Allow to air dry to seal in moisture. Or, use the vinegar/water mixture in place of an astringent or toner. Vinegar is chemically acetic acid, and is capable of whitening and brightening, as well as making skin smoother and more radiant. It has also long been used for a skin softener. Apple cider or other natural vinegars are recommended, though some people use distilled white vinegar.

b. Onion Juice: To get onion juice, you can finely chop up an onion, or blend it, and squeeze the juice through a cheese cloth. Mix with equal part apple cider vinegar, apply twice daily with a cotton ball and watch for results over the next several weeks. Alternatively, you can cut a slice of onion, dip it in vinegar, and apply it to the pigmentation.

c. Lemon Juice: Applying the juice of a fresh lemon to the pigmentation has a similar effect to the onion remedy – it is acidic and can safely peel off the top layer of skin, causing spots to fade.

d. Onion, vinegar and lemon juice are excellent home remedies to relieve you of age spots, Melasma, pigmentation and discoloration. I found this treatment quite effective for lightening over several weeks – what I didn’t like was the onion smell. Though it was great in a pinch, I didn’t want to have stinky hands and face for life, so I learned of many more natural remedies to combat my Melasma.

5. sir,I’m 4 month pregnant mom suffering from TB. Doctors suggested not to start any medicine includdd streptomycin injection as it can damage the baby. Sir, Can u prescribe some ayurved medicine which cannot harm me and my baby to fight with TB.
Hi Kamala,
Indukantam Kashayam 10 ml + 45 ml of warm milk – Twice daily 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner helps in improving the immunity. However consult your obestritician before taking any other medicines. Usually Doctor would not advise pregnancy with TB as it may affact both mother and baby. Please check with an expert. Subra Vati is other safest medicine can be consulmed during pregnancy too. Take 2 tablets thrice daily after food.

6. I am having Vitamin B12 deficiency , and getting tired, i have already started getting supplement of Vitamin b12 but still it looks not effecting, can you suggest what Aryuveda can suggest for food or other source of vitamins.
Hi Manoj,
More than Vitamins try to take Ayurveda medicines for Bio assimilation. Today, most of us are going towards a very serious issue called malnutrition. Even though our diet have all required vitamins and minerals body some how fail to take the vitamin and minerals and ends up with malnutrition.

Indukantam Gritam – 5 ml + Kassesam(101) – 300 mg – twice daily before food helps, Jeeraka Arishtam + Bala Arishtam – Each 30 ml thrice daily after food + Vitadom tablets helps improving the strength.

Add 3 liters of water, fresh boiled vegetables, greens and fruits for better health.

7. dear sir, i am 29 yrs old female. i am having a problem with very dry skin all over the body , especially in face since 10 yrs..
feeling very dry in winter season. and now a days im getting ingestion problem also. pl give me the solution to this. daily im taking sesame oil bath, plus im using moisture also..
pl give suggestion to diet recommendation..
what are foods i have to take, what i have to avoid….
hi Uma, Thiktakam gritam application over face, pinda Thailam application all over the body helps. drinking good amount of water helps. Add pomegranate, Guava, pears and banana in diet.

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