Bleeding disorders is the condition which affects the body’s blood clotting process. Bleeding can occur from any body part including the digestive tract, blood vessels, eyes, brain, and joints. Bleeding can range in severity from a simple bruise to blood in the urine, stool, or sputum (mucus and phlegm). If anyone suffers from bleeding disorders, it means that the person does not have enough platelets or clotting factors or they are not working as they should have.
There are different types of bleeding disorders like, heavy periods or menorrhagia, rectal bleeding, hematuria, nasal bleeding, bleeding through eyes and ears, blood vomiting and bleeding through skin pores.
According to Ayurveda, bleeding disorder is collectively known as Rakta Pitta. Vitiation of pitta dosha in blood causes rakta pitta. Blood tissue is considered as one among the seven dhatu/body tissues. Excessive consumption of hot (ushna), sour (amla), penetrative (tikshna), salty (lavana) and spicy (vidahi) foods, over exposure to sun, eating more of incompatible foods and consuming foods that aggravate pitta in the body are all causes for rakta pitta or bleeding disorders.
Few common symptoms of the disease are heaviness in the head, vomiting, cough, giddiness, fatigue, yellow discoloration of eyes, breathlessness, tastelessness, sour eructation, rust smell in the mouth etc.
Below are few simple but effective home remedies to cure Rakta Pitta;
- Take 2 teaspoon garike juice (durva grass juice) and rub in that 2 thola* fresh tender leaves of banyan Grind it finely and to that mix 3 teaspoon honey and consume daily morning and evening twice.
- Cut banana stems/plantain stems and pound/grind to get juice from it. To 2 tsp of this juice add ½ tsp cumin (jeera) powder and 1tsp rock candy (kallu sakkare). Mix well and consume daily 3-4times. This helps in rakta pitta and phlegm with blood stains and there will be no side effects.
- Apply rakta chandana (Red Sandalwood) powder on the any external wounds. This helps to stop bleeding. Also you can use Yashtimadhu.
- Mix little Triphala with honey or milk and consume. This works as an excellent medicine to stop bleeding.
- Get few inner barks of Audumbara (cluster fig/atthi mara) tree and dry it under sun. Pound it to get choorna from it. Mix this choorna about 2.5gram in cow milk and drink morning and evening regularly for 2-3weeks. This is very effective in removing excess heat from the body.
- If there is nasal bleeding which is very common during summer, instill 1 or 2 drops of pure desi cow ghee into nostrils. This helps to stop nasal bleeding.
- Get few fresh vasa/vasaka leaves and pound them to get juice. Take 15ml of the juice and mix it along with 5grm of sugar candy/rock candy. Consume this to get relief from bleeding in nose, ears and mouth. The herb vasa are bitter and astringent in taste and hence used to cure all type of bleeding disorders.
- Take the whole plant of Lajjalu (Shy/sensitive plant) and prepare decoction from it. Consume 30 ml daily three times. If taken regularly for about a week, heavy menstrual bleeding can be stopped.
If there is blood bleeding from any parts of the body then, this wonderful herb garike is of great help. Do prepare the below said medicine and store it to use during any kind of bleeding disorders:
- Take separately 2 thola each garike, manjishtha, turmeric, rakta chandana, lavancha (balada beru/ushira) and konnarigadde (nutgrass/mustaka). Pound all together to get a fine paste. Keep this aside
Now mix 67 thola rice water (water in which raw rice is washed), 64 thola goat milk and 64 thola pure desi cow’s ghee and boil on a low flame. Also add the above pounded paste. Keep stirring in between to avoid burning. When all the water evaporates and only ghrita (ghee) remains, remove from the fire and filter it. Store this ghrita/ghee in a clean and dry glass bottle and use when required:
This ghrita/ghee can be used as follows:
- Consume daily 1tsp three times. It can also be mixed along with rice and eaten.
- If there is nose bleeding continuously, pour 2 drops of the prepared ghee into the nostrils. You can melt the ghee before using.
- This ghrita can be used in eye irritation also.
- For bleeding (due to cuts or wounds) on face, consume this ghee morning and evening about 2 tsp.
- For bleeding from male reproductive part (penis), apply the ghee so that it enters the urinary bladder. This has to be done through an Ayurveda practitioner’s advice only.
For serious hemorrhage, do consult an Ayurveda Doctor and get treated.
Recommended diet & lifestyle:
- Avoid all foods that aggravate Pitta.
- Consume regularly banana, oranges, apples, dates, green leafy vegetables, Amla etc. Amla is considered to be very beneficial in hemorrhage.
- A diet with old rice is advised along with foods that contain vitamin K like carrot pulav, cucumber idli, raita.
- Include Ash gourd, onion, Amla, pomegranate, raisins, sugar candy and cold water (not ice cold but room temperature water) in your diet.
- Do not over expose to Sun. Take complete rest.
- Practice YOGA and meditation for healthy and stress free life.
- Durva grass/Garike: also referred as brahma grass, shataparva, garike, goriya gaddi, harali etc. is a small herb which spreads on ground. This grass is considered sacred and is used in the worship of lord Ganesh. As per Ayurveda, durva grass is a skin friendly herb useful in the treatments of skin diseases like psoriasis, wounds, allergies, rashes etc. It improves fertility in females, strengthens uterus and fights against PCOD.
- Banyan: known by other names like, bad, alada mara, vat, bhod, ala etc. is a sacred tree in Hindu culture. Its leaves, bark, milky latex, aerial roots and barks are all useful to treat various diseases. Banyan has tremendous health benefits which can cure many diseases like nausea, vomiting, diabetes, diarrhea, snake bite, excess sweating etc. Banyan has anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic, antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, antidiarrheal and antioxidant properties.
- Honey: Honey is a wonderful gift from nature to us. Honey is sweet, heavy, astringent and cold in potency. It contains sugar like fructose, glucose, maltose along with proteins, minerals, fats, enzymes and amino acids. Honey improves digestion, heals wounds, good for vision and heart, improves skin etc. Never heat or cook honey. Honey is incompatible with ghee and sesame oil when used in equal quantities.
- Cumin/jeera: known as jeeraka in Sanskrit has many medicinal properties in it. Jeeraka is derived from the Sanskrit word jeerna which means digestion. Jeera is useful in indigestion, cold, cough, asthma and joint related issues. It can be helpful in weight loss, prevention of cancer, reduces cholesterol, reduces menstrual cramps and helps to detoxify our body. Jeera/cumin seeds contain vitamin E, B6, riboflavin, niacin, protein, minerals and carbohydrates.
- Rock candy: known as sugar candy, kalkandam, crystal sugar, mishri, etc. is a good alternative for refined sugar. Ayurveda uses rock candy as a natural sweetener in the preparation of medicines. Rock candy is good for eye health, improves strength, relieves tiredness, balances acid levels in blood, treats vomiting, treats cold & cough, freshens mouth, heals headache, boosts fertility and it is useful for lactating mothers too.
- Rakta chandana: also called as red sandalwood, red sanders, sivappu chandana, hone, lal chandana etc. is an amazing Ayurveda herb which acts as a coolant. Unlike our regular sandalwood, rakta chandana does not have smell and has a red bark. It is used in religious ceremonies too. Rakta chandana reduces inflammation, treats skin diseases, treats wounds, acne, pimples, nose bleeding, bleeding disorders, eye disorders and can be taken internally too for diabetes, fevers etc.
- Turmeric: one of the widely used Ayurveda herb/spice used all over the world. It treats skin, heart, liver, lungs etc. and used for bleeding disorders, skin diseases, epilepsy, to expel kapha and to purify body. Turmeric regulates female reproductive system, purifies uterus and breast milk and also builds & purifies semen in men too.
- Yashtimadhu: also known as Licorice and is one of the commonly used herbs in Ayurveda medicine. This herb can be found in almost all houses in India. It has a sweet root and stem. Usage of this herb helps to promote longevity, heals wound, improves skin complexion, relieve vomiting, improves voice, relives itching, improves eye sight/vision, strength, immunity etc. The herb manages vata and pitta.
- Triphala: Triphala is an ayurvedic herbal powder which is a combination of three Ayurveda fruits Amlakai, bhibhitaki and haritaki. It is an herbal rasayana consisting of equal amounts of all these three ingredients. Triphala is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin c and also balances blood sugar. Triphala include all five different tastes-sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent. It also helps to balance tridosha-vata, pitta and kapha.
- Amla: also known as Amlakai is used since 1000years in Ayurveda medicine. Amla is sour tasting fruit which pacifies all tri doshas (vata, pitta and kapha). It rejuvenates the body and enhances immunity and youthfulness. It promotes energy, reproductive health, supports metabolism, digesting and elimination. Amla is one of the three fruit used in triphala choorna.
- Audumbara: also known as atthi mara, gular, cluster fig/country fig etc. is an Ayurveda herb popular since Vedic period. Audumbara helps in heavy bleeding during periods, to heal fractured bones, wounds, gastritis, eye related problems, to improve skin tone, reduces excess thirst, nasal bleedings, improves taste and also helps to relieve swelling. Unripe figs are used in the preparation of pickles, chutney, curry, sabji etc. they can be preserved by adding salt to it for longer time.
- Vasaka: also known as vasa or Malabar nut is a Ayurveda herbal plant found all over India. The herb is effective in treating respiratory problems, blood disorders, skin diseases, fever, cough and vomiting sensation. Vasa, is a coolant herb and improves voice tone, relieves from burning sensation in hands & feet, tuberculosis etc. It is also a mild sedative which can calm mind and relives stress. Vasa pacifies pitta and kapha and is bitter in taste.
- Lajjalu: also known as shy plant, namaskari, shamipatra, rekta paadi etc. This plant is called shy plant as it folds inwards when touched and after a while it spreads back again. Lajjalu helps in bleeding disorders, skin disorders, balances kapha & pitta, heals wounds, dysentery, piles etc.
- Manjishtha: is a purifying Ayurveda herb which helps to reduce kapha. Manjishtha means bright red color. The herb is also known as Indian madder, is a Ayurveda tonic with cooling and cleansing properties which can treat bleeding disorders, menstrual cycle, kidney, liver, and can purify blood. As manjishtha has a cooling effect, it can pacify pitta and relax mind as well as emotions. Manjishtha herb has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
- Lavancha: known by Sanskrit name ushira is an Ayurveda herb balances vata and kapha dosha and increase pitta dosha. Other names for lavancha are khas, vala, ramacham, vetiver etc. Lavancha is a good blood purifier, treats respiratory disorders like asthma, cough and hiccups, relaxes nerves, useful in digestive problems, treats skin disorders, excess thirst etc. lavancha is a cooling herb with pleasant odor.
- Konnarigadde/Nut grass: also known as mustaka, nagarmotha, motha etc. has many health benefits. As per Ayurveda, nut grass is sour, bitter and astringent in taste and can cure bleeding disorders, skin disorders, fever, thirst, lack of appetite, urinary disorders, improves lactation etc. It alleviates kapha and pitta dosha.
- Raisins: As per Ayurveda, raisins contain a great amount of nutritional benefits and considered it as one of the healing foods. Raisins balances vata and pitta, lubricates respiratory system, improves memory, supports fertility, lowers blood pressure and improves bowel movement. Raisins are rich in vitamins, minerals, iron, potassium and calcium.
The information & Remedies provided on the website is for informational purpose only and has to be approved by your doctor before proceeding for self-medication. Any remedies and its benefits and uses given are believed to be accurate, however, should not be relied on in any way in making a decision whether to treat any common ailments you or your family members may suffer without consulting a certified Ayurvedic practitioner or Doctor.
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