During this Monsoon period, especially in the month of Karkitakam, Visrutha offers an array of genuine treatment packages.
Psoriasis is a long lasting autoimmune disease of the skin characterized by hyper proliferation of the skin, which is typically red, itchy and scaly.
Psoriasis is a non infectious disease and it is commonly seen in age between 15 – 50 years.
The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown. It is generally thought to be a genetic disease which is triggered by environmental factors.
Some common causes:
According to Ayurveda theory, blood vitiation associated with emotional factors is the cause of the disease. In Ayurveda, psoriasis is considered as a Vatha Kapha roga.
“Panchakarma” the complete body detoxification is the best treatment of psoriasis. Before starting the main panchakarma procedures agni deepana is required.
The following treatments are essential for the treatment of psoriasis.
Pkg includes Non ac accommodation, food, treatment charges and internal medicines (During IP).
Note: There is no Ayurveda treatment, that gives 100% guarantee. Treatment of psoriasis requires a very strict dietary restrictions and lifestyle practice. To remove the vitiation of doshas completely, it is better to go for Ayurveda treatment in 3 consecutive years.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition of the joints in which the cartilage cushioning the ends of the bones gradually loses its elasticity and wears away. Without the protective cartilage, the bones begin to rub against each other, causing stiffness, inflammation, and loss of movement. It can occur in any of the body’s joints but most often develops in the hands and weight-bearing joints, including the knees, hips, and spine (usually in the neck or lower back). Is referred as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease.
Commonly involved joints are weight bearing joints like Knee joints, Hip, Spine, finger joints, cervical region
Joints on one side of the body are often more affected than other.
Signs and symptoms
Pain (Sharp ache)
Stiffness of joints
Burning Sensation in associated muscles and tendons
In smaller joints, hard bony enlargements called Heberden nodes are seen.
At the toes leads to formation of Bunions, rendering them red or swollen.
Ayurveda Treatment approach:
According to Ayurveda theory, Osteo arthritis (Sandhigatha vatha) is a vatha disorder. Hence, the main treatments will be as follows. Any inflammatory changes, swelling etc is present lepana is to be applied and reduce the swelling. Then start using Thylams to reduce the aggravated vatha.
The rotation of earth around the sun is responsible for the creation of day & night, as well as seasons. There are 6 seasons (Ritus), named Hemantha, Sisira, Vasantha, Greeshma, Varsha & Sarath.
Varsha Ritu is the rainy season. In Malayalam Calendar, Karkitakam is the last month and it falls in the month of mid July – mid August. In Kerala, monsoon enters at its peak during this period.
To attain these aims, Ayurveda advocates certain routines called Dinacharya( Daily regimen) and Ritu charya( seasonal regimen).
To preserve the health one should follow the seasonal regimen very strictly during the Varsha Ritu. Due to environmental influences, the immunity power of the body will be very minimal. Ritucharya includes specific diet and regimens that are aimed at improving the immunity in each season surpassing the negative influence of the environment. By this way we can modify the body according to the climate.
During this monsoon time,- body’s strength and immunity will be very weak. Due to the drastic climatic changes in Greeshma and Varsha, the digestive fire will be very much diminished. This could make the person more disease prone. This decreased digestive fire is responsible for almost all diseases. Agnimandya leads to Ama and which further alter the equilibrium of Tridoshas eventually ending up in health problems. Commonly seeing diseases in Monsoon are cold, fever, water borne diseases, infections, abdominal discomfort, joint pains, skin problems, allergies etc.
Diet to be followed during karkitakam
Karkitaka kanji is a special form of medicated gruel that is to be taken during the month of Karkidakam to enhance the immunity power of the body. Its preparation is very simple, and familiar to Kerala people. Kanji (peya- gruel) is indicated in hunger, thirst, weakness, abdominal discomfort, fever etc. It promotes anuloma gati to the vatha and mala, and improved digestion.
Soak Njavara rice, Black gram, Green gram & Fenugreek for 2 hrs, then add Oushadha choorna and boil properly. Then add jaggery, coconut milk and heat for some time. After that, put small onion fried in ghee & curry leaves.
Many herbs which has deepana, pachana, vathahara properties are used, to prepare Karkitaka Kanji.
The ideal time to take Karkitaka kanji is in evening, as dinner.
By all these, traditional system of Ayurveda medicine in Karkitakam helps us to be in harmony with the nature & helps to maintain the state of health as such.