ayurvedic treatment for chronic insomnia in nagpur

About The Insomnia:
Insomnia is trouble falling asleep or they may difficulty in staying asleep through the night.Episodes may come and go(episodic),last up to 3 weeks(short-term),or be long-lasting(chronic).
CAUSES

  • Sleep habits learned as children may affect the sleep behaviors as adults.When these behaviors are repeated over many years, they become habits.
    Poor sleep or lifestyle habits that may cause insomnia or make it worse:
    Going to bed at different times each night
    Daytime napping
    Poor sleeping environments, such as too much noise or light
    Spending too much time in bed while awake
    Working evening or night shifts
    Noy getting enough exercise
    Using the television, computer, or smartphone in bed.Ayurvedic Treatment For Chronic Insomnia In Nagpur
    The use of some medications and drugs may also affect sleep:
    Alcohol or other drugs
    Heavy smoking
    Too much caffeine, especially late in the day
    Getting used to certain types of sleep medications
    Some medicines for cold and diet pills
    Some medications for cold and diet pills
    Other medicines, herb, or supplements prescribed by a health care provider or bought on your own
  • Physical, social and mental health issues can affect sleep patterns,  including:
    Anxiety disorders
    Bipolar disorder
    Certain medical conditions, such as thyroid disease
    Feeling sad or depressed, often, insomnia is the symptom that causes people with depression to seek medical help.
    Physical pain or discomfort
    Stress, whether it is the short-term or long-term, for some people, the stress caused by insomnia itself makes it even harder to fall asleep.
    With age, sleep patterns tend to change.Many people find that aging causes them to have a harder time falling asleep and that they wake up more often.

 

SYMPTOMS:
The most common complaints or symptoms in people with insomnia are:
Trouble falling asleep on most nights.
Feeling tired during the day or falling asleep during the day
Not feeling refreshed when you wake up
Waking up several times during sleep
People who have insomnia sometimes keep thinking about getting enough sleep.The more they try to sleep, the more frustrated and upset they get, and the harder they find it to fall asleep.


ayurvedic treatment for chronic insomnia in nagpur

Ayurvedic Treatment For Chronic Insomnia In Nagpur


Vata hara cikitsa
Madhura rasa guru guna ousada prayogam

 


 

Ayurvedic Medicines For Cronic Insomnia


DRAKSADI KASAYAM: 60 ml bd (Madhura rasam,Vatapitta samanam)
Drakshadi Kashayam benefits: It is used to treat hangover produced after having excess alcohol. It also reduces the ill effects of alcohol and helps in quick metabolism of alcohol from liver. It also protects liver. It is used to treat fever of Vata and Pitta origin. It relieves tiredness and dizziness. It is used to treat nasal bleeding, internal burning sensation, jaundice, excessive thirst.
Useful in the treatment for schizophrenia.
Drakshadi Kashayam dose: The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 am and 6pm or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is usually advised to add equal amount of water
the kashayam. It is advised to have a little honey or sugar after taking / along this medicine.
Pathya:
Avoid onions, asa foetida, horse gram, yams and brinjal and body movements too.
Adjuvants:
Honey, sugar or flowered rice powder.
Drakshadi Kashayam Ingredients:
Draksha – dry grapes
Madhuka – Madhuca longifolia
Yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa
Kashmari – Gmelina arborea
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Amla – Emblica officinalis
Hribera – Coleus zeylanicus
Padmakesara – Nelumbium speciosum
Padmaka – Prunus cerasoides
Mrinala – Nelumbium speciosum
Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides
Parushaka – Phoenix famifera
Chandana – Santalum album
Jatipushpa – Jasminum sambac
It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part, filtered.


ASVAGANDHADI CHURNAM: 1 teaspoon with milk at bed time(vata samanam,balyam,ksayagnam,vataroga haram)
Ashwgandhadi Churna uses:

It improves digestion, relieves abdominal pain, dizziness, debility, tiredness, fatigue.
In case of Vata kshaya (deficiency) and Pitta Shosha (emaciation) it is administered along with Cow ghee or goat ghee.
In case of deficiency of Kapha, it is given along with honey.
In urinary tract disorders, it is given along with butter.
In dizziness and burning sensation due to Pitta, it is given along with milk.
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha, when used with suitable co drinks.
Aswagandhadi Choorna Dosage:
3 grams, once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by the Ayurvedic doctor.
Ashwgandhadi ingredients:
Ashwagandha – Winter cherry/ Indian Ginseng (root) – Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. – 480 g
Nagara – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis – 240 g
Kana – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum – 120 g
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum – 60 g
12 g each of
Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea
Varala – Lavanga – Clove – Syzigium aromaticum
Bharngi – Root – Clerodendron serratum
Taleesa Patra – leaves of Abies webbiana
Karchura – Curcuma zeodaria
Ajaji – Small fennel – Nigella sativa
Kaidarya – Bergera koenigii (Linn.) Spreng./ Murraya koenigii
Mamsi – Nardostachys jatamansi
Kankola – Piper cubeba
Musta – Nut grass (root) – Cyperus rotundus
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata / Vanda roxburghi
Katukarohini – Katuki – Picrorhiza kurroa
Jivanti – Leptadenia reticulata
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Sharkara – Sugar – 1.1 kg


 

MANASAMITRA VATAKAM: 2 nos three times a day after food(manodosa haram, for stress relief)
Manasamitra Vatakam is a tablet, used in Ayurvedic treatment of psychiatric conditions, to improve intelligence, speech problems, etc. It is prepared from a combination of 73 ingredients. This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision. This medicine is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda principles.
Manasamitra tablet uses:
It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of depression and psychosis.
It is used in children to improve brain functions, memory, and concentration, in diseases like autism.
It is used to treat epilepsy, seizures, and mania.
It is also used in poison treatment.
There are many research articles written on this medicine to prove its efficacy as a neuro protective medicine.
Effect on Tridosha – balances Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Manasamitra Vati dosage: 1 – 2 tablets once or twice a day, before or after food or as directed by the Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally given along with milk.
Adjuvants:Warm cow’s milk or Brahmi gritham or Mahakalyanaka gritham, Saraswatha gritham.
Manasamitra Vatakam ingredients:
10 g of each of
Bala – Country mallow (root) – Sida cordifolia
Nagabala – Grewia populifolia
Bilva – Bael (root) – Aegle marmelos
Prishniparni – Uraria picta
Pravala pishti – Coral
Shankhapushpi – Clitorea ternatea
Tamrachuda Padika
Swarna Bhasma
Pushkaramoola – Inula racemosa
Mrigashringa Bhasma – Bhasma made of deer horn
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Tapya – Makshika Bhasma – Bhasma of Copper-Iron Pyrite
Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album
Raktachandana – Pterocarpus santalinus
Mukta Pishti – Paste prepared from Pearl
Loha Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Iron
Madhuka – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Magadhi – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Ghanasara – Karpoora – Camphor – Cinnamomum camphora
Aileya – Prunus cerasus
Vishala – Citrullus cholocynthis
Arkaraga
Nirgundi – Vitex negundo
Plava – Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata / Vanda roxburghi
Rajata Bhasma – Bhasma of silver
Shilajatu – Asphaltum
Gojihva – Onosma bracteatum
Padmakeshara – Lotus – Nelumbium speciosum
Jivaka – Malaxis acuminata
Rishabhaka – Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard / Mimusoops hexandra Roxb.
Kakoli – Fritillaria roylei
Kshira Kakoli – Roscoea purpurea
Brihati – Indian Nightshade (root) – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Yellow berried nightshade (whole plant) – Solanum xanthcarpum
Shravani, Mahashravani – Sphaeranthus indicus
Bhunimba – The Creat (whole plant) – Andrographis paniculata
Kritamala – Cassia fistula
Parushaka – Grewia asiatica
Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia bellirica
Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Amruta – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia
Shweta and Krishnasariva – Indian Sarsaparila – Hemidesmus indicus
Jivanti – Leptadenia reticulata
Somavalli – Sarcostemma acidum
Ashwagandha – Winter cherry/ Indian Ginseng (root) – Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal.
Nisha – Turmeric (Rhizome) – Curcuma longa
Usheera – Khus Khus – Vetiveria zizanioides
Draksha – Raisin – Vitis vinifera
Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Riddhi – Vigna cylindrica
Durva – Bermuda grass – Cynodon dactylon
Hamsapadi – Adiantum philippense Linn. / lunulatum
Bhadra – Sida cordifolia
Lavanga – Clove – Syzigium aromaticum
Tulasi – Holy Basil – Ocimum sanctum
Kasturi – Musk
Kumkuma – Saffron – Crocus sativus

Quantity Sufficient of each of –
Juice extract of Trayamana – Gentiana kurroo
Water decoction of
Shankhapushpi – Clitorea ternatea
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Sariva – Indian Sarsaparila – Hemidesmus indicus
Lakshmana – Ipomoea sepiaria / Biophytum sensitivum
Bilva – Bael (root) – Aegle marmelos
Bala – Country mallow (root) – Sida cordifolia
Goksheera – Cow milk
Jiraka – Cumin – Cuminum cyminum
Somavalli – Sarcostemma acidum
Stanya – breast milk.


KSIRABALA TAILAM: along with pancaganda curnam-tailam(vata pitta samanam)
Ksheerabala 101 Thailam uses:
It helps to relieve pain and inflammation. It is used in arthritis, sciatica, myalgia, spondylosis, etc.
It is used in pain due to neurological origin – neuralgia.
This oil on oral intake in form of Ksheerabala 101 capsule is believed to bring about nerve regeneration
It is used in all types of arthritis – RA, Osteo-arthritis and gout.
It brings about rejuvenation, nourishing in nature and improves quality of voice.
Many ailments like cataract, earache, head ache, suryavartta, gulma, vaginal disorders and colic are relieved by this.

Dosage:
For oral intake, if capsule, the usual dose is 2 capsule 2 times a day before food. It is usually administered along with hot water, which helps in quick absorption.
If it is plain oil and indicated for oral intake, it is given in a dose of 5 – 10 drops once or twice a day, usually before food. Patient is asked to drink a glass of warm water following the oil.
6-10 drops for Nasya.
In vata this is to be applied warm, not so in rheumatism.
Pathya:
Light food is to be taken with light pathya rules.
Ksheerabala oil ingredients:
Ksheerbala 101 is the oil, which is processed for 101 times. Usually it is used only for internal administration.
Ksheerabala taila – name suggests that it is processed only for one time. Usually this oil is used for external application, as in massage, Panchakarma treatment (enema) etc. However, this version of the oil can also e taken internally.


Ksheera means cow milk
Bala means an herb called Sida cordifolia
Taila means – sesame oil
The oil is formulated as follows –

Bala – Sida cordifolia 10 grams
Bala – water decoction – 160 ml
Ksheera – Milk – 160 ml
Taila – Sesame oil – 40 ml


BALASHWAGANDHADI TAILAM: External application (vataharam, balyam)
Balaswagandhadi Tailam Uses:
It is used in the treatment of a headache, fever, emaciation, muscle wasting, lack of strength in joints, muscles and bones.
It is used in all Vata diseases like arthritis, neuralgia, paralysis, insanity etc.
It strengthens muscle, improves quality of blood.
This oil is also known as Ashwagandha bala lakshadi thailam
It is good in catarrh.
Balaswagandhadi Tailam ingredients:
768 g of coarse powder of each of
Bala – Sida cordifolia
Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
Laksha – Laccifer lacca
Water for decoction – 12.288 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters
Taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum – 768 ml
Mastu – Supernatent liquid of curds – 3.072 liters
12 g of fine powder of each of following, made together as paste.
Rasna- Pluchea lanceolata
Chandana – Red Sandalwood – Pterocarpus santalinus
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
Durva – Cynodon dactylon
Madhuka – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Choraka – Angelica glauca
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides
Jalada – Cyperus rotundus
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
Suradruma – Cedrus deodara
Haridra – Turmeric Rhizome – Curcuma Longa
Kumuda – Nymphaea stellata
Kaunti – Vitex agnus-castus
Shatahva – Anethum sowa
Padmakesara – Nelumbium speciosum
Special method – Laksha is
is powdered well and placed in a vessel. Hot water is poured and stirred well. When the water becomes red it is strained and used.
Reference: Sahasrayoga – Tailayoga Prakarana – 13
Balaswagandhadi Kuzhambu is the same product. But here, in place of sesame oil base, a mix of sesame oil, castor oil and ghee is used as base. The two extra base combination further adds to the Vata pacifying quality of the oil. Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala manufactures this product.
Expiry date: 3 years from the date of manufacture. Once you open the seal, it is better to use it within a year.

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