Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Dabur Shilajit and Dabur Shilajit Gold has added Dabur Shilajit and Dabur Shilajit Gold to its ayurvedic supplements line. These are world renowned products from Dabur - one of India's premier ayurvedic companies.

Shilajit is a mineral and organic compound obtained from the Himalaya and Hindukush mountains in India. During the formation of the Himalayan mountains, large forest tracts got trapped by layers of rock and soil and slowly got converted to a rich bioactive compound which we know as Shilajit. This pure ancient compound is considered to be nature's own medicine for all life. Shilajit has been referenced in ancient sacred Hindu texts over 3,000 years old and has been ascribed miraculous properties of rejuvenation. Shilajit literally means "rock like" in Sanskrit and has been described as "the destroyer of weakness".

Shilajit's most important property is its ability to rejuvenate the body. It is a powerful anti-oxidant which keeps cells young. In fact it was discovered by villagers when they saw himalayan monkeys licking this substance and living
extraordinarily long healthy lives. Shilajit improves the cardiac functions,
digestive functions, liver functions and the immune system.

Dabur's Shilajit capsules contain 500mg of purified shilajit extract.

Dabur's Shilajit Gold whose ingredients include Swarna Bhasma(Gold) Kesar (Saffron) and Ashwagandha (Winter Cherry) is a powerful sexual stimulant and aphrodisiac. It improves sexual health and acts as a rejuvenator to increase stamina, vigour and vitality.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Weight Loss - Easy ways t0 lose weight naturally

Weight Loss - Easy Ways you can lose weight naturally

1. Portions - Portion control is possibly one of the most effective ways to lose
weight fast and without frustration. Reduce your portions - just eat half of what
is on your plate, either at home or in a restaurant and keep the remainder for
next time.

2. Go meatless - Take meat off the menu for a few meals during the week.
Substitute with soy proteins or legumes or kidney beans. Even mushrooms like
portobello are great burger substitutes. Try veggie burgers and falafel.

3. Spicy food - Spiking your food with spices not only makes them tastier but
healthier as well. Furthermore spices like hot peppers have been shown to raise
the metabolic rate by almost 50% for a few hours after meals.

4. Everyday exercise - Take the stairs whenever possible. Park your car furthest from the store. Take a walk to the water cooler once every hour (you'll also get 8 cups of water that way!). Stretch whenever possible - whether standing or sitting. Even standing straight for 5-10 minutes against the wall helps.

5. Drink water - Drinking adequate water helps to detoxify the body, encourages metabolism and also keeps hunger pangs at bay.

6. Alternative dinners - Try having cereal & milk for dinner ...or pita &
hummus...or fruit & yogurt or a big meatless salad. Anything that is light yet

7. Herbal Supplements - Try herbal ayurvedic supplements that have no side effects
like Ayurslim. It is a totally herbal composition of herbs like Garcinia, Gymnema,
Guggul, Haritaki, Medhika - all proven fat burning, cholesterol lowering & glucose
metabolizing agents.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Diabetes Alternative Medicine Lifestyle Diet Exercise

Diabetes Alternative Medicine & Lifestyle

Type 2 Diabetes or Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus generally affects people over age 40 and has a significant correlation to being overweight. Diabetes is sometimes also called a western lifestyle disorder. It has been shown that when other cultures start adopting the western lifestyle primarily with regard to diet, diabetes cases shoot up.

Therefore if we revert to a more natural diet avoiding refined sugars and processed food, the body will better be able to cope with processing glucose.

Some steps that can be taken to control diabetes are:

1. Diet - A high fat, high sugar diet completely throws off your body's ability to process insulin. There is not enough insulin to process glucose to energy. You can help your body by having a balanced diet and controlling your sugar intake.

2. Exercise - Exercise helps in burning fat, reducing stress and reducing weight. These are key ingredients of diabetes control. Diabetics however should be careful to avoid weight lifting or other forms of exertion that involve pushing or pulling heavy objects as these activities raise blood pressure
3. Vitamins and Supplements - Gymnema Slyvestre or Meshashringi is a herb that has the curious effect of deadening the taste buds on the tongue to the taste of sugar for a few hours. As a result sugar & foods containing sugar are simply not attractive any more. In addition the Gymnemic acid has a hypoglycaemic effect thus helping to control blood sugar. It is the most important herb in Ayurveda for controlling blood sugar levels.

Vitamin B6 and B12 may help decrease the severity of diabetic neuropathy and reduce insulin demands in Type 2 Diabetics.

It has also been shown that seasoning your food with cinnamon with as much as 1/4 tsp at every meal may help regulate blood sugar levels

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Himalaya Herbals Gymnema Herbal Remedy for Diabetes and Blood Sugar Control


Gymnema abolishes the taste of sugar, which effectively suppresses the craving for sweets. The leaf extracts contain gymnemic acid which inhibits hyperglycemia and also acts as a cardiovascular stimulant. Gymnema controls the blood sugar level without reducing it to below the normal blood sugar level and has been very effective in Types 1 & 2 Diabetes More info...

Himalaya Herbals Karela Herbal Remedy for Diabetes and Blood Sugar Control

Karela, also known as Bitter Melon is a herb that helps regulate blood sugar levels and keeps body functions operating normally. It contains Gurmarin, a polypeptide considered to be similar to bovine insulin, which has been shown in experimental studies to achieve a positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Gymnema Diabetes Blood Sugar Control

Gymnema or Gymnema Sylvestre is also known as "Meshashringi" or "Ram's Horn" in Sanskrit. Its Hindi name "Gurmar" however reflects the true reason why Gymnema is such an important ayurvedic herb in controlling blood sugar levels and diabetes. While gymnema was originally used in Southern India as a potent snake bite remedy, it was discovered that chewing the leaves of this plant instantly causes taste buds to repulse sugar.
Gymnema Diabetes Blood Sugar Control

Extensive research on this plant has shown its anti-diabetic property. It inhibits plasma glucose and serum insulin thus controlling blood sugar levels. Studies have shown that this hypoglycaemic activity of Gymnema may be caused through stimulation of insulin release, stimulation of enzymes responsible for glucose uptake and utilisation and/or inhibition of intestinal absorption of glucose. Also by its remarkable ability to cause taste buds to become insensitive to sweet taste for a few hours it aids in diet control and weight loss.

A controlled study on insulin-dependent diabetics found that a water-soluble Gymnema extract (400 mg/day corresponding to about 8 g of starting dried herb) reduced insulin requirements (by about 50%). Over the duration of treatment Gymnema lowered fasting mean blood glucose (by about 35%), glycosylated haemoglobin and glycosylated plasma protein levels from baseline values. Cholesterol was significantly reduced and brought to near normal levels. Triglycerides, free fatty acids and serum amylase were also lowered. The treatment period ranged from 6-30 months. The significant decrease in glycosylated haemoglobin occurred after 6-8 months of Gymnema treatment but remained significantly higher than normal values. None of these reductions were observed in control patients on insulin therapy alone who were studied over a period of 10-12 months. The authors suggested that Gymnema enhanced endogenous insulin production, possibly by pancreatic regeneration, as levels of C-peptide, a by-product of the conversion of proinsulin to insulin, were apparently raised (in comparison to both the insulin alone group and normal subjects).


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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Amla Amalaki Skin Eye Disorders Herbal Remedy

Amla / Amalaki / Indian Gooseberry

(Emblica officinalis)

Amla Benefits: Anti-oxidant, Respiratory functions, Eye, Skin disorders, Scurvy

Amla also known as Indian Gooseberry contains the highest natural source of Vitamin C and cytokine like substances identified as zeatin, z. riboside, z. nucleotide. It is believed that what gold is to the minerals, Amla is to the herbs and is the most widely used herb in the ayurvedic system of medicine. It is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-aging herb. It protects cells against free radicals and prevents premature aging.

Primary benefits of Amla /Amalaki are:

Strong rejuvenative
Anti-oxidant - prevents premature aging
Treats respiratory disorders
Treats hemorrhage, diarrhea and dysentery
Very useful for scurvy
Treats skin disorders
Treats eye disorders

Indications /Symptoms:

Cough, cold, sore throat & other respiratory tract infections
Premature aging
Repeated episodes of respiratory infections, as an immunomodulator
Dyspepsia & Hyperacidity
Skin disorders

Friday, October 12, 2007

Physical Fitness, Stress Relief, Rejuvenation, Hypertension Relief Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is the most famous ayurvedic rejuvenative herb. Often called the "Indian Ginseng", Ashvagandha (Withania Somnifera)improves the body's ability to maintain physical effort and helps the body relieve stress, fatigue and sleeplessness. Ashwagandha is rich in phytochemicals such as withananine, choline, trapino, and alkaloids. It is an anti-depressant, anti-oxidant and known for its anti-aging and longevity behefits. It is taken by athletes to improve physical perfomance. It is also a powerful aphrodisiac. Best of all being a pure herb it has no side effects.

Benefits of Ashwagandha
  • Better physical fitness
  • Relieves stress and hypertension
  • Rejuvenative
  • Used for arthritic pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Promotes sound sleep
  • Reduces high cholesterol levels
  • Enhances brain functions
  • Powerful aphrodisiac
  • Friday, October 5, 2007

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH, Enlarged Prostate

    Herbal Remedy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Himalaya Herbals Himplasia, Herbal remedy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    The prostate is a walnut sized gland in the male reproductive system that produces
    semen. It is located beneath the bladder and surrounds the upper part of the
    urethra. Along with producing semen, the prostate also controls the outward flow
    of urine from the bladder. Because of this dual role, signs of prostate trouble
    can include both urinary and sexual difficulties.

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), refers to the enlargement of the prostate
    gland enough to cause urinary obstruction and sexual dysfunction. Most men over 50
    experience BPH to some degree.

    Causes of BPH

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia seems to stem from age-related changes in hormone
    balance that begin when a man is in his 40's. Testosterone levels in the blood
    decrease, while other hormone levels rise; the net effect is the increase in a
    testosterone derivative dihydrotestosterone that stimulates cell growth in the
    prostate. This results in the enlargement and consequent stricture of hte urehtra
    within the gland. Other causes include neoplasm, arteriosclerosis, inflammation,
    and metabolic or nutritional disturbances.

    With BPH the prostatic urethra gets compressed obstructing urinary flow. The
    bladder may eventually be unable to empty itself and the lingering pools of urine
    become sites of infection or stone formation.


  • Reduced urinary flow
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Incomplete voiding
  • Urine retention
  • Frequent urination urge
  • Nocturia
  • Incontinence
  • Hematuria
  • Physical exam will reveal a distended bladder

    As BPH progresses there may be infection, renal insufficiency, hemorrhage and

    Prostate Health

    To promote prostate health:

  • Take warm sitz baths
  • Drink more water
  • Avoid prolonged bicycle riding, horseback riding or other exercises that
    irritate the region below the prostate
  • Practise yoga
  • Take health supplements.

    Herbal Ayurvedic Remedy for Benign
    Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Himalaya Herbals Himplasia, Herbal remedy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Himplasia is a non-hormonal herbal support of male fertility which helps maintain
    a healthy prostrate and an effective reproductive function. Himplasia relieves the
    symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia with reduction in prostate weight.
    Himplasia improves urinary flow rate while reducing post-void residual urine.
    Himplasia also inhibits prostatic stromal proliferation.


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  • Thursday, October 4, 2007

    Cirrhosis of the liver, Liver Cirrhosis, Alcohol damage, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C

    Herbal Remedies for Cirrhosis

    Himalaya Herbals Liv52, Liver care for Herbal Cirrhosis and hepatitis relief
    Liv 52/ Livercare


    When scar tissue forms in the liver it is known as Cirrhosis. The scar tissue replaces normal tissue and blocks blood flow to the liver. The scarring takes place due to injury caused to the liver by causes such as alcohol abuse, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, primary biliary cirrhosis, Autoimmune chronic active hepatitis, drugs and chemicals, blocked bile ducts, genetic disorders such as haemochromatosis, Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Wilson disease, galactosemia, and glycogen storage diseases.

    Symptoms of liver cirrhosis

    In the early stages of cirrhosis of the liver there may be no symptoms at all. In many cases, the cirrhosis gets discovered while investigating another illness.

    With disease progression, a person may experience exhaustion, fatigue, weakness, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain and spider angiomas on the skin. In later stages, complications caused by cirrhosis include:

  • Jaundice: Skin and eyes take on a yellow hue when the diseased liver does not absorb enough bilirubin.

  • Edema and ascites: Fluid retention in the legs (edema) and abdomen (ascites).

  • Easy Bruising and bleeding: A person will bruise or bleed easily since the liver no longer produces proteins needed for blood clotting. Nosebleeds and palmar erythema (reddish blotchy palms)

  • Abnormal blood vessels: Formation of a spider naevus, which is a spot surrounded by fine blood vessels. A red face is also common.

  • Itching: Intense skin itching due to accumulation of bile products

  • Gallstones: gallstones may develop.

  • Toxins in the blood or brain: Toxins accumulating in the blood and brain can can dull mental functioning, cause personality changes, coma, and even death. Signs of the buildup of toxins in the brain include neglect of personal appearance, unresponsiveness, forgetfulness, trouble concentrating, or changes in sleep habits.

  • Sensitivity to medication: Medications build up in the body and act longer than expected causing a person to be more sensitive to medications and their side effects.

  • Portal hypertension: cirrhosis slows the normal flow of blood through the portal vein, which increases the pressure inside it causing portal hypertension.

  • Varices: When blood flow through the portal vein slows, blood from the intestines and spleen backs up into blood vessels in the stomach and esophagus causing them to be enlarged. The bursting of these blood vessels can cause an emergency bleeding problem in the upper stomach or esophagus.

  • Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes: Cirrhosis causes resistance to insulin which is a hormone enabling blood glucose to be used as energy by the cells of the body. With insulin resistance, insulin is not used properly by the body and the pancreas cannot keep up with the body's need for insulin. As excess glucose builds up in the bloodstream, type 2 diabetes develops.

  • Liver cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer commonly caused by cirrhosis, starts in the liver tissue itself.

  • Problems in other organs. Cirrhosis can cause immune system dysfunction, leading to infection. Fluid in the abdomen (ascites) may become infected with bacteria normally present in the intestines. Cirrhosis can also lead to impotence, kidney dysfunction and failure, and osteoporosis.

    Liver Cirrhosis Risk Factors:

  • Alcohol consumption About half of all liver cirrhosis cases are due to chronic alcohol consumption. Women are more susceptible than men.
  • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Patients who already have Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C virus.
  • primary biliary cirrhosis or autoimmune chronic active hepatitis:
  • Metabolic and Inherited disorders

    Herbal Ayurvedic Remedy for Cirrhosis and Hepatitis

    Himalaya Herbals Liv52 Liver Care Herbal Remedy for liver Cirrhos and hepatitis
    Liv 52/ Liver Care

    Liv-52® also known as LiverCare® has been validated by 276 clinical trials and research studies. Liv.52 restores the functional efficiency of the liver, prevents the loss of functional integrity of the cell membrane, maintains cytochrome P-450, hastens the recovery period and ensures early restoration of hepatic functions in infective hepatitis.In pre-cirrhotic conditions, Liv.52 arrests the progress of the disease and prevents further liver damage. As a daily health supplement, Liv.52 improves appetite and the digestion and assimilation processes. More info...


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  • Cholesterol, HDL LDL, Heart Disease, High blood cholesterol, Herbal Remedies

    Herbal Remedies for Cholesterol

    Himalaya Herbals Guggul for Herbal Cholesterol and Lipid Control

    Himalaya Herbals Garcinia for Herbal Cholesterol and Lipid Control

    What is cholesterol?

    Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in all cells of the body. Cholesterol is also found in some of the foods that we eat. Our body does need cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help digest foods.

    Since cholesterol is fatty, it does not mix with blood and is carried in small packages called lipoproteins. These basically contain fat or lipid inside and protein on the outside. There are two types of lipoproteins.:

  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol also known as bad cholesterol
  • High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol also called good cholesterol.

    LDL cholesterol causes a buildup of cholesterol in the arteries while HDL cholesterol carries the cholesterol from other parts of the body to the liver which removes it. Higher LDL levels increases chances of getting heart disease while higher HDL levels lower them.

    Plaque is the accumulation of cholesterol on the walls of the arteries which can cause the arteries to narrow and harden called atherosclerosis.

    Narrowing of the coronary arteries that bring blood to the heart due can stop or slow down the flow of blood to the heart. The amount of oxygen-rich blood is decreased. This is called coronary artery disease (CAD). This can also cause chest pain known as Angina.

    Causes of Cholesterol

    Saturated fat in food raises LDL cholesterol levels. Trans fatty acids or trans fats from hydrogenated vegetable oil as well as foold from animal sources such as egg yolks, meat and cheese all contribute to raising LDL cholesterol levels.

    Being overweight also raises LDL levels and lowers HDL levels and increases the total cholesterol level. Lack of regular exercise can cause weight gain and consequently raise cholesterol levels.

    High blood cholesterol can also be due to heredity. An inherited genetic condition (familial hypercholesterolemia) results in very high LDL cholesterol levels. It begins at birth, and may result in a heart attack at an early age.

    Age and gender also play a role in determining cholesterol levels. Younger men have lower levels of HDL than women while younger women have lower levels of LDL than men. As women and men get older, their LDL cholesterol levels rise. After 55, women have higher LDL cholesterol levels than men.

    Measuring Cholesterol Levels

    Cholesterol levels are measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). The National Cholesterol Education Program developed the following classifications for people over age 20 who do not have heart disease:

    Desirable blood cholesterol--Total blood cholesterol is less than 200 mg/dL; LDL is lower than 130 mg/dL.

    Borderline high cholesterol--Total level is between 200 and 239 mg/dL or LDL is 130 to 159 mg/dL.

    High blood cholesterol--Total level is greater than 240 mg/dL or LDL is 160 mg/dL or higher. For patients with heart disease, LDL above 100 mg/dL is too high. In addition, an HDL level less than 35 mg/dL is considered low and increases the risk of heart disease.

    The main goal of cholesterol treatment is to lower LDL in people without heart disease. If the LDL level is in the "high" category and fewer than two other risk factors for heart disease are present, the goal is an LDL level lower than 160 mg/dL. If two or more risk factors are present, the goal is less than 130 mg/dL. If a patient already has heart disease, LDL levels should be 100 mg/dL or less. By reducing LDL, heart disease patients may prevent future heart attacks, prolong their lives, and slow down or even reverse cholesterol buildup in the arteries, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

    Cholesterol control

    Cholesterol control is achieved by leaving a healthy lifestyle. Quitting smoking, Changing the diet to limit saturated fat and cholesterol, eating only what is required to maintain a healthy weight, losing weight and regular physical activity are all helpful in lowering LDL and raising HDL cholesterol levels. Sometimes lifestyle changes alone are not enough to lower cholesterol levels in which case medications collectively known as statins are prescribed. However statins have been shown to have many adverse effects as well - the primary one being memory dysfunction,severe neuromuscular degeneration and depletion of an important anti-oxidant CQ10 that causes muscle wasting and heart failure as a result. Research shows that women with low levels of coQ10 are at higher risk for breast cancer. Statins also have been linked to erectile dysfunction.

    Herbal Alternative therapies:
    The world is increasingly recognizing herbal remedies as safe alternative therapies for a variety of health conditions and cholesterol control is one of them. Guggul or Shuddha Guggul and Garcinia have been proven to be very effective in cholesterol control with none of the side effects of statin drugs. It has been shown that Guggul can lower blood cholesterol by 14-27% and can lower triglycerides by 22-30%. The effects that Guggul has on the blood cholesterol levels is comparable to prescription medications but, being a natural plant extract, it is a far superior and much safer product. Guggul works on the liver by increasing the metabolism (or break down) of the bad cholesterol known as LDL Cholesterol. After taking the product for 4 to 12 weeks, total cholesterol levels can drop, triglyceride levels can drop and an increase in HDL (the good cholesterol) of approximately 16% can occur. Its benenfits as a weight-loss and fat burning agent have been well researched and documented. Garcinia inhibits the synthesis of lipids and fatty acids and lowers the formation of LDL and triglycerides. Garcinia not only inhibits conversion of excess calories to body fat but also suppresses appetite by promoting synthesis of glycogenis a very effective herbal medicine for controlling obesity and cholesterol.


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  • Thursday, September 20, 2007

    Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain

    Herbal Remedies for Arthritis

    Himalaya Herbals Boswellia for Herbal Arthritis Pain relief

    Himalaya Herbals Rumalaya Forte for Herbal Arthritis Pain relief
    Rumalaya Forte

    Himalaya Herbals Rumalaya Gel for Herbal Ayurvedic Arthritis Pain relief
    Rumalaya Gel

    Himalaya Herbals Reosto for Herbal Ayurvedic Osteoporosis relief

    Arthritis and Joint Pain

    Arthritis manifests itself most commonly as joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Joint pain can be hip pain, knee pain, hand pain, wrist pain, as well as joint pain in other areas of the body. Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis are the most common forms of arthritis.

    Osteoarthritis (OA)

    is generally believed to be caused by wear and tear to the bone cartilage. It commonly affects the joints of the fingers, knees, hips, and spine. Joints of the wrists, elbows, shoulders, and ankles can also be affected but is usually due to an injury or unusual stress to that joint. Cartilage cushions the bone ends in a joint and allow it to move smoothly. When cartilage breaks down, the ends of the bones thicken and the joint may lose its normal shape. As cartilage further deteriorates, the ends of the bones may begin to rub together causing pain. In addition, damaged joint tissue can cause the release of certain substances called prostaglandins, which can also contribute to the pain and swelling.

    Osteoarthritis Risk Factors:

  • Age: People aged 65 or order are at risk for Osteoarthritis. However it can also affect younger people which generally occurs due to some form of injury.
  • Female gender: Before age 45, OA occurs more frequently in men; although after age 45, OA is more common in women. OA of the hand is particularly common among women.
  • Physical labor or sports: related Joint injury or overuse also increases your risk of developing Osteoarthritis in that joint. Joints that are used repeatedly in certain jobs may be more likely to develop Osteoarthritis.
  • Obesity: The more weight the joints have to bear, the greater the chances of getting Osteoarthritis. In the knee, which is a major weight-bearing joint, being overweight during midlife or the later years is the strongest risk factor for developing OA.
  • Joint alignment: People with joints that move or fit together incorrectly, such as in bowlegs, dislocated hips, or double-jointedness, are more likely to develop OA in those joints.
  • Hereditary gene defect: A Genetic defect in a cartilage component called collagen can cause deterioration of cartilage.
  • Diseases: Some diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, change the normal structure and function of cartilage and may increase your risk of developing Osteoarthritis.

    Osteoarthritis affects 21 million adults in the US alone.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid Arthritis causes inflammation of the joint lining, which can lead to pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function. It also can cause inflammation of tear glands, salivary glands, the lining of your heart and lungs, and the lungs themselves.Rheumatoid Arthritis can also cause rheumatoid nodules which may form under the skin of the elbow, hands, the back of the scalp, over the knee, or on the feet and heels. They are generally painless and can be as small as a pea to as large as a walnut.

    RA is an autoimmune disease. This means the body's natural immune system attacks healthy joint tissue, initiating a process of inflammation and joint damage.

    General symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis include:

  • Joint tenderness, warmth, and swelling. Both sides of the body are usually affected at the same time also called a "symmetrical pattern" of inflammation. This is in contrast to osteoarthritis, where it is possible for only one knee to be affected.
  • Pain and stiffness lasting for more than 1 hour in the morning or after a long rest.
  • Joint inflammation in the wrist and finger joints closest to the hand
  • Fatigue, an occasional fever, and a general sense of not feeling well (called malaise).
  • Symptoms that last for an extended period of time.
  • Symptoms in other parts of the body, not just in the joints.

    Herbal Ayurvedic Remedies for Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Joint Pain

    Himalaya Herbals Boswellia for Herbal Arthritis Pain relief

    Shallaki or Boswellia serrata has Boswellic acid as one of the principal constituents in the gum resin, which has shown anti-inflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic and anti-arthritic activities. A natural and safe herb for optimum joint health. It gently cares for joints. Boswellia has been used extensively in Ayurveda for joint support and to provide an overall sense of well-being.

    Himalaya Herbals Rumalaya Forte for Herbal Arthritis Pain relief
    Rumalaya Forte

    A Herbal Ayurvedic formulation from Himalaya Herbals, Rumalaya forte helps rebuild connective tissue and alleviates the discomfort caused by impaired movement. Arthritis and joint pain discomfort is a widespread occurrence that can result from such factors as climate, lifestyle, work habits, or repetitive movement. Taken daily, Rumalaya forte has demonstrated positive results in relieving pain due to various conditions, including arthritis, osteoarthritis, back pain, frozen shoulder and other joint conditions.

    Himalaya Herbals Rumalaya Gel for Herbal Ayurvedic Arthritis Pain relief
    Rumalaya Gel

    Rumalaya gel is a powerful multi-action topical application, which has potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects that offer quick relief from pain. It exerts counter-irritant and rubefacient actions, and ensures better absorption through skin. It restores mobility of the joints. Rumalaya gel offers deeper penetration, faster action and quicker relief to guarantee mobility

    Himalaya Herbals Reosto for Herbal Ayurvedic Osteoporosis relief

    Reosto is a unique complex herbal formula that helps support bone metabolism and maintain bone density. It helps to slow bone loss and reduce the incidence of fractures. Reosto being a natural source of Calcium, eliminates the risk of abnormally high calcium and Vitamin D levels in blood, thereby helps preventing formation of calcium stones in the urinary tract. The presence of phytoestrogens helps in modulating the synthesis and utilization of various hormones to restore the hormonal balance without any side effects.


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  • Tuesday, September 4, 2007

    Ayurvedic Dental Cream stops bleeding of gums, swelling, gingivitis

    Ayurvedic Herbal Dental Cream from Himalaya Herbals
    Stops bleeding of gums, reduces swelling of gums and heals gum boils and sores

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    Herbal Ayurvedic formulation. Himalaya Herbal Healthcare's Dental Cream is specially formulated for dental care and hygiene; Its antibacterial and antioxidant action fights germs and bacteria responsible for dental caries, thereby preventing toothache, prevents bad breath and plaque formation. It also stops bleeding of gums, reduces swelling of gums and heals gum boils and sores. Five leaved chaste tree has powerful anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Bishop's Weed, Neem, Pomegranate, Toothache tree and Indian Gum Arabic Tree are potent antimicrobial agents. Various studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Indian Lilac, Pomegranate and Babool in treating various dental disorders including halitosis. Fluorspar is a combination of lime with fluorine and is a natural source of fluorine, which prevents dental caries.

    This is from the renowned Himalaya Herbals brand endorsed by over 250,000 doctors worldwide and used by customers in over 60 countries. Himalaya Herbals products have been researched clinically and standardized to guarantee bioequivalence. Bioequivalence refers to ensuring that the product on the market is equivalent to the one on which clinical trials were successfully conducted. Himalaya Herbal Healthcare uses chromatographic fingerprinting, one of the most sophisticated standardization techniques, to ensure consistent quality and performance


    • Inflammatory dental conditions
    • Periodontitis
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    Borax anhydrous (Tankana) : Possesses bacteriostatic and fungistatic properties.

    Carum copticum (Bishop's Weed, Ajamoda satva) : Has mouth-freshening, antiseptic, astringent and carminative properties.

    Vaikranta bhasma (Fluorspar) : A combination of lime with fluorine. It is a natural source of fluorine, which prevents dental caries.

    Azadirachta indica (Nimba, Sunthi) : Possesses antiseptic and antifungal activity and is widely used in the preparation of toothpaste.

    Xanthoxylum alatum (Toothache Tree, Tumburu) : Used for bleeding gums and sensitive teeth.

    Punica granatum (Pomegranate, Dadima) : Exhibits astringent and antibacterial activity.

    Acacia arabica (Indian Gum-Arabic Tree, Babbula) : Useful as an external application for mouth ulcers.

    Triphala : Comprising of Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica, Triphala is astringent, which arrests bleeding of gums. It also helps in the healing of ulcers.

    Vitex negundo (Five-Leaved Chaste Tree, Nirgundi) : An analgesic.

    Embelia ribes (False Black Pepper, Vidanga) : Displays antibacterial activity against E.coli and possesses anti-inflammatory properties.

    Thursday, August 30, 2007

    Non surgical Herbal cure for Piles Haemorrhoids Varicose Veins

    PILEX from Himalaya Herbals for Treating Piles, Haemorrhoids, Varicose Veins, Inflammation

    Pure Herb extract. Pilex tablet reduces the engorgement and turgidity of the veins and venous capillaries. By relieving hepatic congestion and portal pressure, Pilex tablet helps play a facilitatory role in hepatic disorders associated with venous congestion. The anti-inflammatory and anti-infective action helps reduce inflammation, check infection and promote healing. The laxative property of Pilex tablet corrects chronic constipation associated with haemorrhoids. For best results, use with Pilex Ointment.

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    Benefits of Pilex
    • Piles.

    • Haemorrhoids

    • Varicose Veins

    • Checks infection and inflammation

    • Helps to shrink pile mass, control bleeding and hasten the healing process

    Ingredients Include:

    • Guggul (Balsamodendron mukul)
    • Mineral pitch (Shilajeet)
    • Neem (Melia azadirachta)
    • Tree turmeric (Berberis aristata)
    • Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis)
    • Chebulic myrobalan (Terminalia chebula)
    • Beleric myrobalan (Terminalia belerica)
    • Indian laburnum (Cassia fistula)
    • Kanchanara (Bauhinia variegata)
    • Cobra's saffron (Mesua ferrea)

    Ayurslim Herbal Ayurvedic Weight Loss Himalaya Herbals

    AYURSLIM from Himalaya Herbals for Proven Herbal Ayurvedic Weight Loss

    Ayurslim...Click here for more info

    Pure Herb extract. AyurSlim is a clinically proven, safe and effective polyherbal formulation that helps to regulate your fat production and utilization. It also eliminates your craving for sweets, normalizes energy production and utilization in the body and helps you stay trim and healthy.

    Benefits of Ayurslim

    • Brings about efficient burning of fat.
    • Inhibits fatty acid synthesis, thereby reducing fat accumulation in the body.
    • Reduces cholesterol levels in the body, factors that are concerned with fat accumulation.
    • Reduces the craving for food and sweets, thereby reducing the intake of fats and carbohydrates.
    • Brings about effective utilization of glucose in the body, which has a role to play in fat accumulation in the body.
    • Leads to optimal utilization of nutrients and energy, thereby correcting energy imbalances in the body that are responsible for fat accumulation.

    Ingredients Include:

    • Vrikshamla (Garcinia cambogia) which limits the synthesis of fatty acids in the muscles and liver and thus limits production of lipids.
    • Guggulu (Commiphora wightii)which reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
    • Meshashringi (Gymnema sylvestre) which helps reduce the craving for sugar and sweets and neutralises the excess sugar present in the body, thus preventing it from turning into fat.
    • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) which has potent cholesterol-lowering properties.
    • Medhika (Trigonella foenum-graecum) which helps reduce blood glucose levels.

    Use Directions

    2 capsules twice a day after breakfast and dinner, for a minimum period of 3 to 6 months.

    Safety, Contraindications and Drug intractions:

    • No adverse effects have been reported with the use of AyurSlim Capsules, if taken as per the prescribed dose.
    • Contraindications:

      • The use of AyurSlim Capsules is contraindicated in pregnancy. But it can be taken safely after lochia
      • The use of AyurSlim Capsules is contraindicated in patients with jaundice and kidney failure.
      • In patients who are already suffering from problems like diabetes, heart problems and high blood pressure, it is advisable to take AyurSlim Capsules under medical supervision.
    Drug interaction:

    • No drug intraction have been reported with the use of AyurSlim Capsules.

    Tuesday, August 28, 2007

    LiverCare Liv 52 Liv52 from Himalaya Herbals. Treats Liver Cirrhosis & Hepatitis

    Himalaya Herbals LiverCare Liv 52 is considered the world's #1 Liver Support Formula. A herbal, ayurvedic formulation, Liv.52 restores the functional efficiency of the liver, prevents the loss of functional integrity of the cell membrane, maintains cytochrome P-450, hastens the recovery period and ensures early restoration of hepatic functions in infective hepatitis.In pre-cirrhotic conditions, Liv.52 arrests the progress of the disease and prevents further liver damage. As a daily health supplement, Liv.52 improves appetite and the digestion and assimilation processes. Liv 52 has been validated by 276 clinical trials and research studies

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    Benefits of Liv52

    • Improves the functional efficiency of the liver
    • Detoxification and protection from harmful food and medication toxins
    • Very beneficial in cirrhotic and pre-cirrhotic cases
    • Regulates levels of liver enzymes

    LiverCare Liv52 tablets can help in the prevention and treatment of:

    • Viral hepatitis
    • Alcoholic liver disease
    • Pre-cirrhotic conditions and early cirrhosis
    • Protein energy malnutrition
    • Loss of appetite
    • Radiation and chemotherapy-induced liver damage
    • As an adjuvant with hepatotoxic drugs
    • A valuable adjuvant during convalescence and prolonged illness

    GUGGUL...Herbal Cholesterol Control, Weight Loss

    Guggul or Shuddha Guggulu, a pure herb extract, has long been known to lower cholesterol and triglycerides, while maintaining or improving the HDL to LDL ratio. Guggul is also a fat burning agent and very effective in reducing weight. It has been shown that Guggul can lower blood cholesterol by 14-27% and can lower triglycerides by 22-30%. The effects that Himalaya's Guggul has on the blood cholesterol levels is comparable to prescription medications but, being a natural plant extract, it is a far superior and much safer product. Guggul works on the liver by increasing the metabolism (or break down) of the bad cholesterol known as LDL Cholesterol. After taking the product for 4 to 12 weeks, total cholesterol levels can drop, triglyceride levels can drop and an increase in HDL (the good cholesterol) of approximately 16% can occur. Its benefits as a weight-loss and fat burning agent have been well researched and documented in several studies.

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    Benefits of Guggul

    • Guggul lowers cholesterol and triglycerides while maintaining or improving the HDL to LDL ratio

    • Weight loss and fat burning agent

    • Increases white blood cell counts

    • Possesses strong disinfecting properties

    Monday, August 27, 2007

    Premium Herbal Ayurvedic Products

    Premium Herbal Ayurvedic Products

    Herbal supplements, Ayurvedic formulations and pure herbs are gaining recognition around the world as an effective way of maintaining and promoting health, beauty and well being. Herbal remedies are not only natural but also wholistic, seeking to alleviate not just the symptoms but the source of the ailments by making healthy the organs themselves. Almost all medicinal herbs have several properties that are wholesome for the human body. Ayurveda or the science of life delves into these properties coming up with formulations that can not only pinpoint and cure ailments but also promote lifelong health and well being. It is fair to say that Ayurveda is a system that helps maintain health in a person by using the inherent principles of nature to bring the individual back into equilibrium with their true self. Ayurveda and Ayurvedic medicines have existed for centuries in India and can be dated back to over 6000 years.

    Modern science is now able to provide these precious herbal formulations in easy to use forms such as ointments and capsules. India has a rich resource of herbs, plants and minerals that have been used for centuries by its people to cure almost every ailment known to man. We bring to you premium herbal products from the best brands in India such as Himalaya Herbals, Amrutanjan and Dabur.