Haridrakhand, the herb of choice for Ayurvedic massage, is found in the state of Maharasthra in the Eastern Himalayas. There are also many therapeutic properties of the herb that make it a prized ingredient in Indian massages and therapies. In fact, it is one of the most commonly used herbs in Ayurvedic formulations. Ayurvedic texts and ancient texts from ancient civilizations like the Indus Valley Civilization, the Chinese and the Babylonians contain detailed descriptions about the therapeutic properties of Haridrakhand. The following paragraphs will discuss the many Haridrakhand benefits and how you can benefit from them.
Haridrakhand is one of the main ingredients in Ayurveda, an ancient Ayurvedic medicine. It is useful for treating skin ailments and is particularly effective against viruses and bacteria. It belongs to the mint family (Lamiaceae or Mintidae). Ayurveda describes it as “the elixir of life” and it is used to treat various diseases including hypertension, acne, boils, chronic fatigue, flu, genital herpes, internal degeneration, nervous exhaustion, urinary problems, thrush, yeast infections, tumors, varicose veins and worms. It can also be used to improve complexion and remove blemishes and lumps.
Haridrakhand is used to relieve all sorts of skin diseases, it is especially beneficial to people with chronic conditions and diseases. However, people with Haridrakhand sensitivity should use it with caution and under a doctor’s supervision. Its main ingredients are: Haridra, Vacha, Tulsi, Chitrak, Manjishtha and Agnitundi-Vati. All these ingredients have their own unique properties and may vary from person to person depending on the kind of disease.
The main benefits of using Haridra-Khand are that it helps in improving skin complexion and removing pimples. It can also help in reducing skin inflammation and redness and in many cases it can help in treating serious diseases like tuberculosis and colds. However, in order to reap maximum benefits of this medicine it is prescribed to be taken in the recommended dosage given on the labels. For best results the recommended dosage of this medicine will be consulted with your Ayurvedic physician. Your physician will know best about your individual requirements.
People suffering from lactation or pregnant women cannot take Haridra-Khand. In such cases, tablets or capsules are recommended as an alternate form of intake. As in most other forms of medicines, there are some side effects associated with Haridra-Khand. However, these side effects do not last for a long time. In most cases, if the dosage of the medicine has been continued over a period of time, it is possible that there would be no side effects at all.
Some people experience dizziness, sleeplessness, nausea after consuming haridra, loss of taste and smell, constipation, headache, diarrhea, flatulence and stomach cramps. If you are one of those who have experienced any of these side effects, then your doctor may recommend alternate forms of intake rather than stopping use of haridra. You may even want to consult your pharmacist to find out about alternate forms of intake of this medicine. Though some of these side effects do subside when the dosage of the medicine is reduced; in some cases it may continue for some time.
Though the basic function of this medication is to relieve allergy symptoms, it may also lead to certain types of allergies, like sensitization. When you are undergoing treatment for allergy; ensure that you don’t take haridrakhand for any other purpose. The anti-allergic properties of this medicine may react with other anti-allergic drugs, hence causing a serious situation in your body. This happens even if you are being treated with a host of other medicines. Hence, you should be careful enough to ensure that you don’t take these other anti-allergens along with the medicine that you are taking for treating your allergy. If you are on any other medication that causes an allergy, you should avoid using it while you are on treatment with haridrakhand.
It can also cause allergic reactions in infants, if it is used without the consultation of a physician. Some babies develop anaphylactic shock when they consume it. The main ingredient in haridrakhand that can cause allergic reactions is the alkaloid (alkaloids) present in the herb called Haridra (Hyoscyamus Niger). This harmful ingredient is found in almost all the ingredients used in medicine today, including: antihistamines (anti-histamines) and sedatives (sedatives)
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