Keshita, Best Ayurvedic Hair Oil For Your Weekly Hair Care Routine
Every woman dreams for long, black & beautiful hair. Because healthy hair is the most noticeable part of a beauty. Not only women but men also wish for healthy black hair for their attractive appearance. But in today's cosmetic world, many people are facing hair related problems. Unhealthy diet, stress, sleeping at late night, excessive use of hair styling equipments, use of chemical based shampoos and cosmetics and pollution are important reasons for causing hair problems. Hair fall, premature graying of hair, split hair, dull hair, dandruff, early baldness in males etc are very commonly seen problems in each age group nowadays. For beautiful and healthy hair one should take proper hair care with regular oil massage.
Keshita (Sandu Mahabhringraj oil) is best ayurvedic hair oil for healthy and long hair. Sandu Keshita contains Bhringraj as a main ingredient along with Jatamanasi, mehendi, Amalaki and other herbs beneficial for hair. The base of Sandu Keshita is coconut oil, known natural oil for benefits to hair and scalp. Regular use of Keshita (Sandu Mahabhrungraj oil) strengthens hair follicles & strands, arrests thinning of hair, confers long, silky hair. Keshita (Sandu Mahabhringaraj oil) is very beneficial for hair loss & alopecia (baldness). It serves as hair cleanser, helps in premature graying of hair, split hair.
Keshita (Sandu Mahabhringaraj oil) is best ayurvedic oil for hair growth. Massaging scalp with Keshita (Mahabhringaraj Taila) nourishes scalp, reduces dandruff and relieves itching. Keshita (Sandu Mahabhrigaraj oil) restores shine, texture and smoothness of hair. Massage with Keshita (Sandu Mahabhringaraj oil) exerts calming effect and promotes sound sleep.
It is unfortunate but true that modern lifestyle is responsible for fall in sperm count in men. Shockingly, there are reports that even COVID-19 may induce the inflammation of testis resulting in disturbed sperm formation, decrease sperm quality in moderately infected patients, and further adversely affect male reproduction.
The average sperm count in a healthy male is between 40 to 300 million per milliliter. Counts below 10 million are considered poor. Low sperm count indicates a less chance of conceiving.
About 15% of couples experience conception problems, and this percentage is growing. According to a research study, around 1 out of 5 males in India has fertility problem.
All men can achieve a higher sperm count and improve their fertility potential. Following certain simple ways improve sperm count naturally.
1. AVOID HOT WATER BATH, TIGHT UNDERWEAR AND BOXERS There is a reason for testicles hanging outside, it is for keeping the temperature of the testicles 1 to 2 °C lesser than the body’s temperature. At this lower temperature, sperm formation is optimum. As exposure to heat reduces sperm production, bathing in hot water or sitting for long in hot bath tub may increase the testicles temperature resulting in suppression of sperm production. For the same reason, do not keep cell phone in your pocket, also avoid placing the laptop computer on your lap. In Ayurveda, Semen or Shukra is considered as “cool” सौम्यं शुक्रम्!!
2. STAY AWAY FROM TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL Smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol should be avoided as they damage the sperm. Fortunately, the damage done from smoking and alcohol can easily be reversed after quitting.
3. PROPER NUTRITION It is very important to maintain your ideal weight. Eat a healthy diet which is high in protein and low in fats. Getting plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes can help boost fertility.
4. PHYSICAL EXERCIE
Exercise and Yoga further help to maintain the normal body weight and also relieves stress and anxiety, thereby boosting the fertility.
6. HAVE NATURAL HERBS TO INCREASE THE SPERM COUNT Various research studies have proven the efficacy of herbal medicines in increasing sperm count and fertility. The following herbs have been exclusively shown to increase the sperm count and motility Kapikachhu
The above herbs are present in a novel herbomineral spermatogenic formulation, known as VIMFIX.
The herbs present in VIMFIX Tablets do have Rasayan and Vajeekaran properties, they enhance the level of testosterone which plays an important role in Spermatogenesis (process of sperm production). VIMFIX Tablets improve sperm count, motility and morphology and also increase semen density. Further it also minimizes the damage to the sperm cells.
VIMFIX, being testosterone enhancer, antioxidant and adaptogenic, improves sperm production and therefore, useful in male functional infertility.
Seasons change at their own pace and catch us off guard scrambling to have everything in place to face what they bring. I’m sure this year too was the same for you. Every man who is a father, brother, husband knows when it comes to women there are always 10 different products for just a single part of the body. I wonder, wouldn’t it be better to have just a few things instead of a whole army of things just for your skin, face, hair etc. Instead of spending your precious hard earned money on expensive products why don’t we look at our kitchen for achieving the same result. Let me tell you, Ayurveda has listed some hacks to survive winters with glowing skin just like chrysanthemums.
1) Tweak your daily routine
Add a small step of Abhyanga or oil massage to your routine. With a small amount of warmed oil of your preference or as per your Prakriti massage your body and take a warm bath after. This will do wonders for your skin
2) Switch your face wash
Tired of your face wash leaving your face dry and scale? Why don’t you try substituting or switching it to Besan flour, Masoor dal flour or herbal ubtan. They act as chemical free natural cleansers and don’t leave your skin dry.
3) Home-made face packs
As you can probably tell all ingredients mentioned are within your reach and don’t wreck havoc on your wallet. Well you can use at home ingredients to make a face pack that will leave your skin feeling good. Multani mitti is a tried and tested formula for moisturizing your skin. Besides this Aloevera or Papaya can also be used to reduce skin irritation, dryness etc.
When it comes to certain things in life- ‘Less is always more’
We observed PCOS awareness month in September!! As per the observations of certain groups working in the field of PCOS in India, medical practitioners more often recommend dietary and lifestyle changes as a first response to PCOS pateints, than in the United States, but the push for prescription medication is also less likely as a first response by medical professionals in India. May be because, there is less awareness of herbal options for this condition PCOS.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS in short, a condition in women, is becoming increasingly common in recent times.
The complicated name, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, can be simplified as follows:
Poly- means many.
Cyst means a bubble-like thing in the body tissue.
Ovary is the female organ that produces ova or eggs.
Syndrome means a group of signs and symptoms complained by the patient
The basic cause of PCOS is insulin resistance (IR), despite large quantities of insulin in the body, target tissues like fat resist the action of insulin. And this results in variety of signs and symptoms in PCOS.
First of all, the menstrual periods become irregular. PCOS drastically reduces fertility because the ovary fails to form ova.
In PCOS, there is a marked tendency to put on weight. The accumulated weight does not get removed easily even with a vigorous exercise programme. All in all, PCOS leads to difficulty maintaining a healthy weight.
Male hormone, Testosterone, also causes the occurence pimples and unwanted hair growth on the face. Just like teenagers and adolescents, the patient starts getting acne which does not go away easily, causing a great deal of stress for her.
How to correct all this topsy turvy? Well, it is not easy. It needs drastic life-style changes like fasting and doing physical exercise. These lifestyle measures decrease insulin resistance. Eating a balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetables which will provide you with what are called anti-oxidants. Tobacco and alcohol aggravate the hormonal imbalance so they must be avoided at all costs.
There are many herbs that Mother Nature has gifted to us. One of them is GUDAMAR, (Gymnema sylvestre) roughly translated as a “Sugar Killer”. Its constituent, Gymnemic acids, a polyphenol, have been shown to exert antidiabetic, anti-sweetener, and anti-inflammatory activities. In the animal model of PCOS, it was demonstrated that gymnemic acids improved the menstrual cycle regularity, reduced testosterone levels and weight in PCOS rats.
SANDU offers GUDAMAR containing combination called DEBIX to take care of the hormonal imbalance in PCOS. Besides, Gudmar, DEBIX contains many other similar ingredients like Jamunbeej (Syzygium cumini), Karela (Momordica charantia), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna).
When the doctor prescribes to you DEBIX you know you are getting the best herbs in the best form. You simply take it as prescribed.
Sandu Dadimavaleha , Indigestion Related To Diarhhoea & Dysentery
Ahara (diet), Nidra (sleep) and Brahmacarya (abstinence) are recognized as the three pillars, essential for the smooth running of life. Ayurveda has given minute detailed explanation of types of food (Ahar), right way and quantity of consuming food, also properties of each and every cereals, vegetables and fruits. Fruits are a must to meet the required amount of vitamins and minerals in the body. Some fruits and vegetables are fulfilled with so many medicinal properties, so these vegetables and fruits should be consumed by everyone. Pomegranate is one of them. It is described as Dadima in Ayurvedic text. Sandu Pharmaceuticals Dadimavaleha, a very popular and tasty health tonic.
Dadima is the main ingredient of Sandu Dadimavaleha. It balances all the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Sandu Dadimavaleha is best ayurvedic medicine for nausea and vomiting. It relieves excessive thirst and burning sensation. Sandu Dadimavaleha contains Jaiphal, Dadim (pomegranate) & Jaiphal both are astringent, so Sandu Dadimavaleha helps to stop loose motions in many diseases.
Sandu Dadimavaleha is very good tonic to reduce fatigue after diarrhoe and dysentery and improves appetite associated with. Other ingredients like Shunthi, Marich, Dalchini in Sandu Dadimavaleha act as dipan & pachan. Sandu Dadimavaleha enhances absorption of iron from food, thus benefits in iron deficiency anemia, hence Sandu Dadimavaleha is the best ayurvedic medicine for raising hemoglobin. It improves blood circulation and helps to overcome weakness & fatigue. Therefor useful in menstruating women like a tonic to overcome effects of weakness. Sandu Dadimavaleha is good for heart. It improves immunity and body strength by improving generation of good quality of blood componenets. Sandu Dadimavaleha is very tasty, so it can be easily consumed by children, adults as well by pregnant women. 2 teaspoonful Sandu Dadimavaleha 2 to 3 times daily should be consumed by everyone for best results.
Cancer, a disease in which some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body. 4th Feb World Cancer Day an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the largest and oldest international cancer organization dedicated to taking the lead in convening, capacity building and advocacy initiatives that unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. Why did this need arise?
Each year 10 million people die from cancer & according to experts; this number could rise to 13 million.
‘History is who we are and why we are the way we are’ - David Mccullough
Human history has witnessed a lot of changes and dramatic events. Necessity as we are all well aware is the mother of invention. This need led to the inventions of numerous things of which we are reaping the benefits & drawbacks. Those born with the silver spoon are directly experiencing these positive & negative while those who are not, are ruining their health by constantly running after these conveniences. At what point of time did the threat of cancer start to leave its footprints in human history.
Cancer-like diseases such as Arbuda & Granthi that are a type of inflammatory or non-inflammatory swelling, with their particular remedies mentioned in Ayurveda as well Siddha medicine. Cancer case reports from India began in the 17th century & began to rise ever since the 20th Century. Coincidentally, in India the Tobacco plant was introduced around the 17th Century. As per the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), tobacco related cancers account for 27% of cancer burden (2020) in India. This is just a small aspect of its rise.
Just run through the list of probable causes of cancer. I am sure you must have noticed, these factors are the result of the evils of today’s, evolving society and its trends.
How can Ayurveda help us?
For starters, we can look towards Ayurveda to guide us to an ideal daily routine, diet, yoga, meditation etc. Nearly 30-40 % of cancer deaths due to unhealthy diet, obesity, lack of physical activity can be averted by following the three pillars of Ayurveda i.e. Ahar, Nidra and Brahmacharya.
The therapeutic approach of Ayurveda is categorised into Prakriti-sthapani chikitsa (Health maintenance), Roganashani chikitsa (Disease cure), Rasayana chikitsa (Restoration of normal function) and Naishthiki chikitsa (spiritual approach).
Every moment our body is continuously generating new cells, but are they healthy? Panchkarma therapy works as detox & formulations like chyavanprash as Rasayan or rejuvenative therapy. This makes the new generating cells healthy as well as enhances your immunity.
Modern researchers have now proved anti-Cancer activity of many herbs. Not only this, but it is also effective in recovering from ailments and weakness from post-cancer therapy and treatment. When you think of Ayurveda just imagine, Mary Poppins bag, everything you need is in here. So, an integrated approach will definitely aid in tackling the threat of Cancer.
Our Ancient Ayurvedic books are the richest source of health wisdom; our seers always maintained that this wisdom will remain valid eternally, it does’nt have the expiry date. This is so true for: मातुरेव पिबेत्स्तन्यं तत्परं देहवृद्धये। This simple Sanskrit line means that mother’s milk is the best for infant’s growth and development and therefore, breastfeeding should be promoted. It is as simple as that because it is the MOTHER NATURE’S gift.
AND NOW WE HAVE THE MODERN PROOF FOR THIS ANCIENT FACT. IT SO HAPPENED THAT THE SCIENTISTS NOTICED REMARKABLY HIGH LEVELS OF A CERTAIN MOLECULE IN INFANT STOOL SAMPLES. THIS PARTICULAR MOLECULE COULD BE THE KEY IN OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW GUT MICROBES HELP STRENGTHENING BREASTFED CHILDREN'S IMMUNE SYSTEM.
Besides, nutrients like water, carbohydrates, protiens, fats, vitamins and minerals, mother’s milk contains certain bioactives and commensal bacteria as shown in the figure. It seems that, the gut of breasfed babies do have certain microbes which contribute to the beneficial effects of mother’s milk.
THE LATEST RESEARCH REVEALS HOW GUT MICROBES MAY CONTRIBUTE TO THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF BREASTFEEDING. WE KNEW THAT BREASTFED INFANT’S GUT HARBOURS CERTAIN GUT BACTERIA WHICH ARE KNOWN AS BIFIDOBACTERIA. HOW DO THESE BACTERIA ARE BENEFICIAL, THAT WE KNOW NOW. A NEW STUDY HAS SHOWN THAT THE BIFIDOBACTERIA, WHICH UTILIZE COMPONENTS OF BREASTMILK TO GROW IN THE GUT OF INFANTS, CONTAIN A PARTICULAR ENZYME. THIS ENZYME ENABLES THE BACTERIA TO PRODUCE SMALL MOLECULES THAT ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE A BENEFICIAL EFFECT ON THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. THIS RESEARCH HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN NATURE MICROBIOLOGY.
The studied bifidobacteria utilize certain carbohydrates (human milk oligosaccharides, HMOs) in breastmilk to grow in the gut where they transform aromatic amino acids (Proteins, which are also found in breastmilk) into aromatic lactic acids. The production of these aromatic lactic acids in the gut probably has a beneficial effect on the infants' immune system.
Bifidobacteria do play a main role during this time to digest the healthy sugars in breast milk that are important for babies’ growth. In fact, breastfedd babies do have much higher levels of these beneficial bacteria in their intestines than those who are bottle-fed. Bifidobacteria control the immune system and keep the gut wall healthy in infants, which can help prevent infections.
Besides the health effects in infants, as a bonus, mother gets following benefits of breastfeeding!
l Breastfeeding helps mother to lose body weight after delivery.
l It releases the hormone oxytocin, which helps uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size and may reduce uterine bleeding after birth.
Keeping up with this fast-paced world can leave a lot of individuals stressed and anxious. Young or old, everyone seems to be constantly racing to reach new heights, achieve more and do everything at once. While some of this drive is great to push one to succeed, too much of it can leave one extremely anxious.
Here, it is important to note that stress in short bursts is actually good for the body. Our ancestors used this body response to ward off danger and stay alive. A little bit of anxiety before an important meeting or exam can help keep you sharp and alert, allowing you to do your best.
However, when stress and anxiety become chronic, as we are going through this phase of PANDEMIC LOCKDOWNS and all other related stresses, the harmful effects set-in. This not only affects your physical health, but your emotional and psychological health too. The Arjuna was under tremendous stress when he faced his near n dears during Mahabharata war. Stress affected his decision making ability negatively. Ayurveda also categorically states that “विषादो रोगवर्धनानां (अग्र्यः)”, the depression is the leader of disease aggravators. And that is very true as:
Negative consequences of chronic stress and anxiety include:
Gastrointestinal concerns, IBS etc
Acne and skin ailments
Problems with memory and attention
Weakened immune system
The last one, weakened immune system, is very bad consequence of chronic stress and anxiety. It does increase the susceptibility to disease conditions; severity of the disease is more and recovery is slow or in unfortunate situations patients may succumb to the fatal disease. Consuming anti-anxiety and stress related medicines is not the solution. Because these medicines are often loaded with toxic chemicals that can seriously harm the individual in the long run. Further, initially these medicines may offer short-term relief, but over time they can become habitual and a dependent crutch for a lot of individuals.
Be sans stress with herbs
Instead, one can find the answers for these stressful times in nature itself. Several herbs have been used since ancient times to calm the body and combat stress without any chemicals or side-effects. In addition, these herbs help relax the nerves internally thus reducing stress and anxiety naturally.
Some of the best herbs to combat stress and anxiety are:
Brahmi: An herb with multiple benefits, Brahmi is a potent nerve tonic that supports healthy nerves for optimum functioning. It boosts relaxation in the mind and promotes healthy brain cells to avoid degeneration due to stress. It also helps strengthen memory, concentration and other cognitive functions while promoting emotional health.
Jyotishmati: Used since ancient times, this powerful herb works wonders to fight stress and its negative effects. A nerve stimulant and anti-depressant, this herb is widely used to treat stress and anxiety concerns. In addition, it also helps alleviate tension headaches, muscle pain, cognitive degeneration and gastrointestinal concerns that are often the consequences of a highly stressed life.
Shankhapushpi: Cognitive degeneration and an unhealthy mental state can also be caused due to poor circulation in the body. Shankhapushpi combats this by promoting healthy circulation of blood and oxygen to the brain, boosting memory and concentration and supporting the nervous system. In addition, this herb also promotes healthy sleep which is essential to fight anxiety and stress.
These herbs, while beneficial, are not always easy to obtain. In addition, consuming them in the right ratio is critical for maximum effectiveness without overloading the body. SANDU’s STRESAN takes care of all these concerns by combining these processed herbs with complementary elements for the perfectly balanced herbal supplement for good mental and emotional health. This natural supplement helps alleviate stress and anxiety while combating its consequences naturally and without harmful side-effects.
Tips for a stress-free life
Meditate: Take a few minutes out of your daily life to sit and meditate. Focus on your breathing or put on some soothing sounds or chants to help relax your mind and keep your stress at bay.
Reduce alcohol and sugar: Binging on sugar or alcohol may seem attractive when you are stressed but can actually worsen your health. Instead, snack on seasonal fruits and switch to herbal teas.
Stress-free state is responsible for strong immune system. One remains disease free and is able to resist the microbes attacking our body.
Staying without any stress is the COVID APPROPRIATE behaviour.
BE ON GUARD: PROTECT THE FOUNDATION OF HEALTHY ADULTHOOD.
Life begins with a big bang which is the formation of a zygote, fertilized egg cell; male sperm successfully impregnating the female ovum results in the beginning of the LIFE, beginning of the pregnancy.
Another name for life is METABOLISM. As is well known, the bye-product of metabolism is generation of reactive oxygen species, (ROS), oxidative free radicals, which are highly reactive chemicals formed from O2. Our body neutralizes these oxidative free radicals by certain bioconstituents which are famously known as “antioxidants”. Body has to to keep the check on ROS which is very essential for survival and for healthy life, because production of excessive free radicals damages proteins, fatty acids and other basic structural elements of our cells, and results in organ dysfunction and diseases.
Even during pregnancy, this delicate balance between free radical generation and removal by antioxidants is critical for the growth and development of the fetus in the uterus. It is a proven fact that in early foetal life, oxidative stress changes intrauterine development which is responsible for increased risk of chronic diseases, like heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney diseases, during adult life. This is called as the Barker hypothesis, also known as "small baby syndrome"!
FIGURE: Role of Antioxidants in Health and Disease
Undernutrition, malnutrition, unhealthy lifestyle behaviours and exposure to multiple human-made pollutants, during the intrauterine life, negatively affect intrauterine development and contributes to fetal origin of disease in adulthood partly due to oxidative stress.
This worrisome phase during pregnancy needs urgent attention. And therefore, antioxidants in medicinal plants are widely recommended for health promotion and disease prevention during pregnancy.
The successful outcome of pregnancy is the birth of a healthy offspring who grows into an adult with long-term scintillating health. And so for this outcome to happen, we must begin at the beginning.
SANDU’s PREG-UTERO contains the antioxidant herbs like Amalaki, Bibhitaki, Yashtimadhu, Guduchi, Ashwagandha, Bala and Brahmi etc.
Ayurveda Is Here To Stay Forever!! Did our ancient seers know that Ayurveda will be “talk of the world” in 2021? The answer is surely, a resounding yes!! Our ancient seers very confidently talked about ever-modern nature of Ayurveda. The ancient seers were very confident about the soundness of the principles of Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, the human body is a miniature universe! The concept of TRIDOSHA, i.e. of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which are the functional elements of the body, is based on the Wind, the Sun, and the Moon respectively! Eternal nature of the Wind, the Sun and the Moon ensures the eternity of Ayurveda!! According to Ayurveda, strong defence system is the strong and sound balance of Tridosha, the functional elements of the body. For millennia, Ayurveda evolved through a process of scientific enquiry involving communities and societies. The scientific knowledge was created by an interchange of information between patients, physicians and researchers. Teachers would pass their wisdom, updated with this scientific inquiry and application of their own learnings to their students in an interactive manner, through what was called as the Guru-Shishya tradition. There are no limitations to the knowledge of Ayurveda, continuous growth is its nature. Also, there is no limit for knowing the Science of Ayurveda. Various Tadvidya Sambhasha, Scientific conferences are described in Charaka Samhita, the ancient book of Ayurveda. We realize the importance of Ayurveda, when we hear about the Nobel Prizes in Medicine or Physiology awarded in the current decade. From 2015 to 2020, all Nobel Prizes, confirm the authenticity of some or other basic Ayurveda principle, be it of fasting or Circadian Rhythm! Globally, the world is in favour of Ayurveda, the most ancient Health Science now enjoys unprecedented world patronage. We should strive the most so that Ayurveda gets its rightful place as a mainstream medicinal system. Our beloved Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi said, ‘Ayurveda could rightly be described as a holistic human science. The current situation presents a right time for traditional medicine to become even more popular globally’, while inaugurating the fourth edition of the Global Ayurveda Festival 2021. Here, he was referring to the current situation of CORONA pandemic. Corona pandemic has underlined the importance of strong defense mechanisms, strong immunity.
It is necessary that scientific communities reach out to Translational Knowledge Systems available locally. Let us all work towards our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of 'Vocal for local should become mantra for every Indian!!
By being vocal about Ayurveda, we make it “GLOBAL”, the rightful status it deserves.