Amaravati, May 26 (IANS) The first phase of studies into the Covid cure devised by a Krishnapatnam-based herbal medicine practitioner was completed on Wednesday.The studies were organised under the directions of the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS). They were jointly conducted by the Regional Ayurvedic Research Centre in Vijaywada, and the SV Ayurveda College in Tirumala.Officials said that the researchers from the two institutions have completed their retrospective studies. The researchers spoke to 570 persons who had taken the Covid medicine prepared by Anandaiah, a herbal medicine practitioner belonging to Krishnapatnam in Nellore district.According to official sources, the feedback from these people has been transmitted online to the CCRAS.The next phase of research will include toxicity tests, and studies on animals.The Andhra Pradesh government had decided to rope in Central agencies to evaluate the ayurvedic remedy for Covid that a local practitioner claimed to have developed.The medication prepared by Anandiah has been attracting people from the surrounding areas over the last few days. However, distribution of medicine was halted after the Lok Ayukta stepped in following reports that Covid norms were being violated.Anandiah had become a local sensation after people in search of a cure for Covid began landing in droves at his doorsteps, after visuals of his treatment went viral on social media platforms.--IANSpvn/arm
Amaravati, May 21 (IANS) It ended as a no-show for thousands of people who turned up at Krishnapatnam in Nellore district, as District Collector V.N. Chakradhar Babu made it clear that distribution of Ayurvedic cure for Covid would be allowed to resume only after competent medical authorities certify it.
Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to rope in Central agencies to evaluate the Ayurvedic remedy for Covid that a local practitioner has claimed to have developed.
At a Covid review meeting on Friday, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to get the remedy tested by Central government agencies, in order to decide on its safety and suitability for curing Covid patients.
The Chief Minister said that a team from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) should be sent to Krishnapatnam to conduct an in-depth study of the medicine developed by Ayurveda practitioner Anandiah.
Following an announcement by the YSRCP MLA from Sarvepalli, Kakani Govardhan Reddy, that the Ayurvedic cure for Covid would be distributed from Friday morning, thousands of Covid patients and non-positive persons flocked to Krishnapatnam.
But while some medicines did get distributed initially, the police later stepped in and stopped the process.
The medication, which has been prepared by local Ayurveda practitioner Anandiah, has been attracting people from the surrounding areas over the last few days. However, its distribution was halted after the Lok Ayukta stepped in following reports that Covid norms were being violated.
Anandiah had become a local sensation after people in search of a cure for Covid began landing in droves at his doorsteps, after visuals of his treatment went viral on social media platforms.
Anandiah is giving the medicine free of cost to whoever approaches him. The medicine, in the form of balls or liquid drops, contains natural antioxidants and components such as pepper, ginger, neem, turmeric, and tinospora codifolio, commonly known as giloy.
Apart from Covid positive people, even others who are waiting in vain for vaccines that are in short supply, are turning to Anandiah for Ayurvedic cure, even as there is no scientific evidence that Ayurveda can cure coronavirus.
Taking note of the development, the district administration had formed a committee consisting of officials and AYUSH doctors to evaluate the efficacy of the concoction.
Nellore Collector K.V.N. Chakradhar Babu had said that the committee did not come across any adverse affects in people who took the medicine.
While some samples have been sent for testing to a laboratory in Hyderabad, the results are still awaited.
The Chief Minister, who was appraised of the matter, discussed it in Friday's Covid review meeting, and decided to get the medicine evaluated by Central medical authorities.
Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), May 21 (IANS) With arrangements in place for distribution of an ayurvedic cure for Covid, large number of people have descended upon Krishnapatnam town in Nellore district, since Friday early morning.However, with no clearance from the authorities, people were waiting impatiently for distribution to begin.Sarvepalli Constituency MLA, Kakani Govardhan Reddy of the ruling YSRCP, had earlier announced that the medicine would be distributed from Friday morning onwards.Arrangements such as counters, and queue-lines have been marked at the venue, along with ensuring physical distancing for the people.The medication which is prepared by a local ayurveda practitioner, Anandiah, has been attracting people from the surrounding areas over the last few days. However, distribution was halted after the Lokayukta stepped in following reports that Covid norms were being violated.Anandiah had become a local sensation after people in search of a cure for Covid, began landing in droves at his doorsteps, after visuals of his treatment went viral on social media platforms.Anandiah is giving the medicine free of cost to whoever approaches him. The medicine, in the form of balls or liquid drops, contains natural antioxidants and components such as pepper, ginger, neem, turmeric, and tinospora codifolio, commonly known as giloy.Apart from Covid positive people, even others, who are awaiting in vain for vaccines in short supply, are turning to Anandiah for the ayurvedic cure, even as there is no scientific evidence that ayurveda can cure corona.Taking note of the development, the district administration had formed a committee consisting of officials, and AYUSH doctors, to evaluate the efficacy of the concoction. Nellore collector KVN Chakradhar Babu had said that the committee did not come across any adverse affects in people who took the medicine.While some samples have been sent for testing, to a laboratory in Hyderabad, the results are still awaited.Meanwhile, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy who was appraised of the situation is looking into the matter and expected to decide on the issue.--IANSpvn/in
Polycystic ovarian syndrome or disease (PCOS/PCOD) is a common condition in women in their reproductive age caused due to hormonal imbalance. This hormonal breakdown results in irregular or prolonged menstrual periods, excessive body hair, acne, and hair loss. Because of this, Polycystic ovaries may fail to develop follicles and regularly release eggs, causing difficulty in conceiving.
Ayurveda Diaries, on Tata Sky Fitness explains ayurvedic ways to treat these problems:
Ayurveda & Infertility
Both men and women face issues of infertility. However, one of the reasons for infertility is the irregular metabolic fire that results in PCOS and ovarian disorder that is results in PCOD. This disorder can be treated by various ayurvedic products.
Men can consume products like Ashokarishta, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Guggul that helps them to build and strengthen vigour, increase vitality and metabolism. Also, products such as Kaunch, Musli, and Shilajit help men in healing infertility.
Women with infertility issues need to make a drastic shift in their lifestyle and eating habits. One can start with giving up dairy products, meats, seafood, and eggs from their diet. It has proven beneficial for women dealing with various menstrual disorders.
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Ayurveda & PCOD / PCOS
Nowadays, 4 out of 7 women complain of PCOS or PCOD, infertility or menstrual disorders. Therefore, women must adapt plant-based diet.
One must include Carrot, Beetroot and Spinach in their diet. They can make a soup and drink it every night for a 28-day cycle. It helps to purify the blood and rectifies the damage done to the uterus.
Spices like Fenugreek, Carom seed in your dals, or soups can work wonders for these women.
Seeds like chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, and Sesame seeds are excellent source of protein for women following plant-based diet. Cumin Seeds and Fennel seeds help women prevent UTI. Coriander seed and Cardamom seeds have proven to be best remedies for period cramps.
Fruit like Pomegranate and Black grapes also help in purifying the blood that carries fresh oxygen to the uterus, thus helping to repair damaged tissues, muscles, and nerves.
One can also consume saptashayam kasayam or Sukhumarum kasayam for 3 - 4 month. It has proven to show good results for all gynaecological health issues. This should be practiced with yoga and exercise to strengthen the core muscles around the uterus and pelvic. Asanas like the Camel Pose, Boat Pose, and Butterfly also help to build strength around the core.
(Dimple Jangda, is a health coach on Tata Sky Fitness and founder of Prana Healthcare Centre)
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Jammu, April 26 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpun (IIT-K) has collaborated with I2 Cure (P) Limited, a 'Make in India for the World' Biotech company, for all future research on molecular based I2 cure 'BioShield' which is a broad spectrum antimicrobial with proven efficacy of 99.999 per cent against SARS COVID virus.A press statement by IIT-K said on Monday, "Under the terms of the agreement, I2Cure future products would be incubated at IIT-Kanpur. The relationship would be of the equity partners, and validations of Dr. Jack Kessler's global research would be done for Indian conditions at IIT-K.A"IIT-K would also work with I2Cure to develop new aMade in India' products for global markets, especially in tackling long-term problems in the space of Human Preventive Health, Veterinary science (FMD, Bovine Mastitis, Dermatitis), and Agri products. Conservative estimates point to more than $15 billion being added, per annum, to the income of farmers owing to the Biocidal & fungicidal benefits of Molecular Iodine preventives."All of the research and advancement would be performed under the guidance of IIT- K thought leaders namely Dr. Ganesh. S (Neurobiology of disorders, stress biology, and human genetics Dr. Ashok Kumar (Downstream processing; affinity interactions and cell separations; nanotechnology; biomaterials; tissue engineering) Dr. Amitabha Bandopadhyay (Skeletal development and differentiation)."Stating on this momentous occasion, Anil Kejriwal, Founder Chairman of I2Cure shared, "I am delighted to partner my alma mater, IIT-Kanpur for research and innovation on future-ready preventive & curative products. It gives us great pleasure to be associated with an institution that is regarded as the gold standard among IITs We would jointly be happy to contribute towards the vision of the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India to double Agricultural income as well as become a $5 Trillion economy. I2cure would aMake in India' for the world."Adding to it, (Prof.) Dr. Ashok Kumar, BSBE (Biological Sciences & Bioengineering at IIT Kanpur) added, "We are thrilled to welcome one of our 50 most distinguished alumni back to the campus & work towards creating lasting solutions for humans, bovine as well as agricultural problems plaguing India & the world. We're excited about the prospects of IIT-K researched and curated solutions getting global attention. Our faculty & research scholars are also excited about mutually sharing knowledge with acclaimed scientists like Dr. Jack Kessler. IIT-K is known for its aintensive and cutting edge research' approach and we're confident of partnering other Indian Institutions and Govt. labs to lead India into the next leap".Dr. Kessler is a multiple patent holder with more than three decades of research in Iodine technology and has isolated, stabilized, and patented molecular Iodine (I2) which could potentially be 500 times more efficacious than the current Povidone-iodine."Not only does the Molecular Iodine-based BioShield protect against Covid, but is effective against all Bacterial, Fungal, Viral threats, Tuberculosis, Tinea, and all other skin diseases".--IANSsq/in
PCOS is a complex disorder or rather a spectral disorder with no uniform clinic or laboratory diagnostic criteria. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disturbances affecting women all over the world.
Dr. Vidushi Jain, Dermatologist Trichologist, Medical head of Dermalinks says: "It has an unknown etiology and is recognized as a heterogeneous disorder that results in overproduction of male hormone primarily from the ovary, and is associated with insulin resistance."
The journey, the struggles and the treatment approach to each patient is different. As contrary to the popular belief, the manifestations are more severe in obese individuals with pcos but there is another phenotype known as lean PCOS.
"PCOS women can be sub grouped based on clinical features suggestive of endocrinological malfunctions and can be investigated accordingly for selection of appropriate treatment modalities," the doctor points out.
"The cornerstone to PCOS pathology is insulin resistance meaning that the body doesn't respond normally to insulin and thereby increasing insulin secretion from pancreas, which triggers inflammation and weight gain. High insulin level is both diagnostic criteria and also the underlying physiological driver. High insulin causes anovulation and also promotes testosterone secretion from ovaries (hyper androgenism)."
Dr Jain adds: "The skin features in PCOS sometimes present earlier as compared to irregular periods or investigations for infertility and a high degree of suspicion can help in early detection and prevention of disease progression."
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She further explains:
Acanthosis nigricans is a skin disorder characterised by darkening and thickening of the skin, occurring mainly in the folds of the skin in the armpit (axilla), groin and back of the neck. Often treated as dirt, this condition is synonymous with insulin resistance and obesity. Sometimes it can be drug and malignancy induced too. The treatment approach is weight reduction and decreasing the insulin resistance with low glycemic diet and regular workouts. Skin lightening agents like retinoids, glycolic acid and treatments like TCA peels also play a role in cosmetic improvement.
Hirsutism or unwanted facial hair is a result of hyperandrogenism or excess male hormone secretion. Mostly affects chin, sidelocks, chest, thighs and even the nipple area . Treatment needs weight reduction to control the serum sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) which in turn controls the free testosterone levels, androgen lowering medication like spironolactone, OCPs and laser hair reduction.
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Acne or pimples: Females with persistent acne since teens or with acne presenting for the first time after 25 must be evaluated for PCOS. Acne in PCOS is generally resistant to standard acne treatments, affects mainly the lower one third of face , is associated with extremely tender eruptions suggesting more inflammation and shows premenstrual flare. Treatment results take longer to respond at least 3 months and best approach is to add combined oral contraceptives with anti androgen progesterone like drospirenone and cyproterone acetate as well as spironolactone to control the hyperandrogenic state. The role of supplements like inositol, magnesium, zinc and Vitamin D play an important role in controlling the inflammatory state.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis often presenting as oily scalp and dandruff, when severe can affect the oily areas of the skin like around nose, between eyebrows and behind ears. Associated with more androgens and hence more oil secretion promoting the growth of a fungus named malaseezia needs treatment and daily cleansing of the scalp with a salicylic acid or ketoconazole shampoo.
Female patterned hair loss or hair thinning presenting mainly in the crown and frontal area is often ignored until a major portion of the scalp becomes visible. Frequent changing of hairstyles to cover it up without seeking medical treatments leads to progression and greater damage. Starting minoxidil as a preventive therapy and doing platelet rich plasma sessions may be helpful. PCOS is a disorder which affects the body not only at a hormonal level thereby affecting metabolism and fertility but also it has far reaching effects on a person's confidence when it has negative influence on appearance. (Puja Gupta)
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