Sunday, December 26, 2010

Prostate Cancer – The Burning Issue

       Prostate cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumour (growth) that consists of cells from the prostate gland. Generally, the tumour usually grows slowly and remains confined to the gland for many years. During this time, the tumour produces little or no symptoms or outward signs (abnormalities on physical examination). However, all prostate cancers do not behave similarly. Some aggressive types of prostate cancer grow and spread more rapidly than others and can cause a significant shortening of life expectancy in men affected by them.
       Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in American men and the second leading cause of deaths from cancer, after lung cancer. According to the national cancer institute most recent estimates, 217,730 new cases of prostate cancer would be diagnosed in 2010 and 32,050 would die from the disease. (1)

Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PIN)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Prostate Carcinoma
       The specific causes of prostate cancer remain unknown.(2) A man's risk of developing prostate cancer is related to his age, genetics, race, lifestyle, medications, testosterone, sexually transmitted infections, Potential viral (A group of US researchers found XMRV (Xenotropic Murine leukemia Virus) protein expression in human prostate tumours,(3) environmental factors, such as cigarette smoking and diets that are high in saturated fat, seem to increase the risk of prostate cancer and other factors.(4) The primary risk factor is age. Prostate cancer is very uncommon in men younger than 45, but becomes more common with advancing age.
Signs and symptoms (5):

A frequent need to urinate, especially at night
Difficulty starting or stopping the urinary stream
A weak or interrupted urinary stream
A painful or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation
Blood in urine or semen
Problems with sexual function and performance, such as difficulty achieving erection or
painful ejaculation.
Screening tests:

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), a blood test
Digital Rectal Examination (DRE), a physical exam
Transrectal ultrasound
Transrectal biopsy
Transperineal biopsy
Serum tumour marker test
Radical inguinal orchiectomy

a) As per Modern Science:
       Treatment of prostate cancer various options are available like, primarily surgery, radiation therapy, proton therapy. Other treatments, such as chemotherapy, cryosurgery, and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) also exist, depending on the clinical scenario and desired outcome. Also some other alternative medicine treatments like herbal medicine, acupuncture etc.
a) As per Modern Science:
The following categories of herbs are combined in the treatment of prostate cancer;
1. Specific herbs for the urogenital system
2. Herbs having Lekhaniya and Bedhaniya tendencies, for breaking, down tumour
3. Herbs which balance tridosha

All therapy available for treatment of prostate cancer has many side effects. Among all herbal medicine is an important for complete treatment of the prostate cancer because it will balance the all tridosha and safer than other therapy.


The following categories of herbs are combined in the treatment of prostate cancer;
1. (Octomber 1,2010)
2. Hsing AW, Chokkalingam AP. "Prostate cancer epidemiology". Frontiers in Bioscience. 11:
1388–413. (2006)
3. Schlaberg R, Choe DJ, Brown KR, Thaker HM, Singh IR. "XMRV is present in malignant prostatic epithelium and is associated with prostate cancer, especially high-grade     tumours". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A..106 (38): 16351–6. (September, 2009)
4. (October ,5,2010)
5. Miller DC, Hafez KS, Stewart A, Montie JE, Wei JT. Prostate carcinoma presentation,
diagnosis, and staging: an update form the National Cancer Data Base". Cancer 98.;6: 1169–
78. (2003)"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Diabetes with Ayurveda

Let’s take Control of Diabetes with Ayurveda
       Diabetes is a life-threatening condition that causes 3 million deaths per year worldwide. People with diabetes lead a life that is dependent on a daily dose of insulin. They are also imposed a blanket ban on taking sugar and sugar-products.
        However, the ancient science of Ayurveda believes that you do not need to constrict your lifestyle just because you are a Diabetic. Ayurveda offers an entire range of treatment, medicines as well as diet and lifestyle recommendations – that can help you lead a life that is not marred by Diabetes.
What is Diabetes?
       Diabetes, or Diabetes Mellitus, is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to make proper use of glucose, resulting in hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Excess glucose in the blood ultimately results in high levels of glucose being present in the urine (glycosuria). This increases the urine output, which leads to dehydration and increased thirst. Other symptoms include extreme tiredness, weight loss, blurred vision, itchy skin and repeated minor infections such as thrush and boils.
       Glucose comes from the food we eat and is also made in liver and muscles. The blood carries glucose to all the cells in our body. Insulin, a chemical (a hormone) produced in pancreas, is responsible for the uptake of glucose into cells for energy. Decreased levels of insulin affects this mechanism leading to increased glucose in the blood stream.
Diabetes in Ayurveda
       In Ayurveda, Diabetes Mellitus is known as Madhumeha; Madhu means ‘honey’ and Meha means ‘urine’, i.e., urine that has sugar in it. Ayurveda talks about Madhumeha under a broad term called Prameha (pra means excessive and meha means urine). All factors, whether it is genetic, environmental, or body constituency, are taken into account. It can be related to: Kaphaj (caused by aggravation of Water element), Pittaj (caused by aggravation of Fire element) or Vataj (caused by aggravation of Air element).
Medhumeha comes in the third category – Vataj Meha. Vata is an Ayurvedic humour, which symbolizes wind and dryness. Deterioration is a feature of aggravated Vata. Maximum deterioration of dhatus (body tissues) occurs in this type of Prameha due to aggravation of Vata. This is the reason why all vital organs are affected by Diabetes.
       The other prime cause of diabetes mellitus is impaired digestion. Impaired digestion leads to accumulation of specific digestive impurities which accumulate in the pancreatic cells and impair the production of insulin.

Treatment of Diabetes
       Ayurveda does not regard Diabetes as a disease that can be treated by mere medicine or by a dietary regimen. Madhumeha is classified as a Maha Rog (Major Disease) because, if not treated in time, it can lead to several complications in the body, including eye problems, joint pains, impotency, kidney failure, sexual and urologic problems, and more.
       Diabetes is a metabolic disorder; it cannot be merely treated by controlling sugar levels. The treatment recommended in Ayurveda – as against modern medicine – is aimed at rejuvenating the entire body to not only balance sugar levels, but also ensure that no further complication is caused.
       The Ayurvedic treatment for this disease is based on an entire change in the lifestyle of the person. Along with medication and diet, the patient is also advised to lead a healthy lifestyle and live an active life. Dietary and lifestyle changes rejuvenate the body’s cells and tissues, allowing them to produce insulin properly. Even mental aspects of the disease are stressed upon in Ayurveda. Most Vataja disorders originate in the brain, and since Madhumeha is classified as Vataja, it is highly important to keep the brain in its right manner of functioning.
       Ayurveda is closely knit with Yoga for the treatment and control of Diabetes. For example, the Paschimottanasana is highly recommended for patients of Madhumeha. Panchakarma, the Ayurvedic treatment procedures, is also extremely beneficial for Diabetic patients, as it helps in rejuvenating the body and giving strength to weakened body muscles.
       In essence, Ayurveda does not restrict its treatment to controlling sugar levels in a Diabetic patient. It works on the root cause of the disease; strengthening the patient’s immunity, enhancing digestion and helping him lead an overall healthy life.
Home Remedies

Take 1 teaspoon of Indian gooseberry (amla) juice mixed with 1 teaspoon of bitter gourd juice twice a day.
Chew 10-12 curry (curry neem) leaves on an empty stomach in the morning.
Soak 10-12 mango leaves in water overnight and drink the water in the morning. One can also dry the leaves and then grind them to make a powder.
Take 2 teaspoons of bitter gourd (karela) juice once a day. One can also increase its use as a cooked vegetable.
Mix equal parts of powdered turmeric, white pepper, and fenugreek. Take 1 teaspoon twice a day with skimmed milk.
Take a powdered mixture of 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of Indian gooseberry twice a day with lukewarm water.
Monday, October 18, 2010

A Novel Herbal approach to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – Ural BPH Capsule

A Novel Herbal approach to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – Ural BPH Capsule
This capsule is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia that occurs in older men. The prostate is a small gland that sits just below the bladder. It is approximately walnut sized and is one of the important parts of male reproductive system. It is located below the bladder and is wrapper around the urethra. It opens into the urethra and secreted an alkaline fluid that makes up a part of the semen that helps carry the sperms. During orgasm prostate muscles contract and propel (encourage) ejaculate out of the penis. Under various stresses it can swell up and this obstructs the flow of urine out of the bladder.

Ural - BPH Capsule (For better prostate health)
Reduces residual volume
Reduces AUA symptom score
Reduces Prostate size & volume
Relieve pain, inflammation & associated discomfort
Improves quality of life
The urinary symptoms like urgency, hesitancy, straining, intermittency, and frequency of urine
Nocturia (excessive urination during night times)
Terminal dribbling
Sensation of incomplete voiding
BPH can be treated with medication, a minimally invasive procedure or, in extreme cases, surgery that removes the prostate. Minimally invasive procedures include Trans-urethral needle ablation of the prostate (TUNA) and Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT).These outpatient procedures may be followed by the insertion of a temporary Prostatic stent, to allow normal voluntary urination, without exacerbating irritative symptoms.
With a view to provide a safer an effective therapy for the BPH problem we have developed a new product with the Brand Name Ural BPH Capsule.
Benefits of Ural - BPH Capsule:

Reduces residual volume
Reduces AUA symptom score
Reduces Prostate size & volume
Drinking water instead of sugary drinks
Relieve pain, inflammation & associated discomfort
Improves quality of life
Ural - BPH Capsule helps to maintain a healthy prostate and reproductive function.
Ural - BPH Capsule reduces the prostate weight and prostate volume.
Ural - BPH Capsule also inhibits prostatic stromal proliferation.
Ural - BPH Capsule maintains the normal urinary output.
Ural - BPH Capsule promotes freer urinary flow.
Ural - BPH Capsule improves the fertility.
Ural - BPH Capsule Ingredients (Per Capsule):
Each capsule contains extract derived from
Crataeva nurvala (Varunbark) : 800 mg
Boerhavia diffusa (Punarnava) Kwath : 320 mg
Curcuma longa (Haridra) : 100 mg
Mimosa pudica (Lajjalu) : 100 mg
Powder of Chandraprabha : 250 mg
Rasayan Churna : 150 mg
Shuddha Shilajit : 25 mg
Excipients : q.s.
Directions for taking Ural – BPH Capsule:
1 capsule 2 times a day or as directed by the physician.
Ural - BPH Capsule Side Effects:
Ural - BPH Capsule is not known to have any side effects if taken as per the prescribed dosage.
Ural - BPH Capsule should be also used with caution in patients with hypertension.
Ural - BPH Capsule from Herbals:
       Ural - BPH Capsule is from the renowned Herbals brand approved by over 250,000 doctors worldwide and used by customers in over 60 countries. Herbals products have been widely researched clinically and standardized to guarantee bioequivalence. Bioequivalence refers to ensuring that the product on the market is actually equivalent to the one on which clinical trials were effectively conducted.
Monday, July 26, 2010

Obesity and Obesity Prevention

       Obesity, most common problem relating to general health of the people now-a-days is however not looking so serious at primary stage, but it can be the reason for diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers. Here we are going to introduce obesity, its major risk factors, how unintentional weight gain occurs and preventive steps which should be taken. Achieving healthy weight can help you control your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar thus help you to prevent weight-related diseases.
        If you are overweight, you are not alone. 66% of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. While, almost 40% of all americans are overweight. Also, in india above 9 crore people are suffering from obesity.
        Unintentional weight gain occurs when a person takes in more calories than the body needs or uses. As we age, our metabolism slows, which can cause weight gain unless we also reduce the amount of food we eat and get adequate exercise. Weight gain can also be a significant symptom of several endocrine diseases. A rapid weight gain may be a sign of dangerous fluid retention.
Causes of weight gain:
Alcohol use
Certain drugs such as Corticosteroids, Cyproheptadine, Lithium, Tranquilizers Phenothiazines etc.
Cushing syndrome
Eating too much and exercising too little
Emotional factors such as guilt, depression, and anxiety
High-carbohydrate, high-calorie diet
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Slower metabolism, which is normal with aging
Quitting smoking
       Besides this, Foods high in fat can lead to unwanted weight gain. Consuming too much saturated and trans fats may increase LDL cholesterol level and increase your risk of heart disease.
Preventive steps you should take:
       To maintain your weight, the calories you eat must equal the energy you burn. To lose weight, you must use more calories than you eat. A weight-control strategy includes.

Choosing low-fat, low-calorie foods
Eating smaller portions
Drinking water instead of sugary drinks
Being physically active
Product profile:
Simlim Capsule(Weight Control Therapy)
● Vasu’s Simlim is researched herbal product, which can be safely used for weight loss because it has no side effects.
Simlim is composed of finest Indian herbs known for their positive role in fat etabolism, helps to reduce body weight. However, it maintains nutritional balance. It is an herbal supplement to help reduce excess body weight.
Composition :
Each capsule contains extract derived from
Garcinia combogia (Vrukshamla / Kokam)  : 1200 m
Bauhinia variegata (Kanchanar) : 800 mg
Clerodendron phlomides(Agnimantha) : 600 mg
Terminalia chebula(Haritaki) : 400 mg
Commiphora mukul(Guggulu) : 250 mg
Allium sativum(Lasuna) : 150 mg
Picrorrhiza kurrooa(Katuki) : 80 mg
Excipients : q.s.
Indications: Obesity, Reduction in excess fat, Reduction in excessive craving for food or sugar and maintain normal shape of body.
Dosage: 2 capsule twice a day, fifteen minutes after breakfast and dinner. After achieving the desired weight loss, reduce capsule intake to 1 capsule twice a day. For best results continue treatment with Simlim at least for 3 months. To be effective, Simlim should be taken along with a reduced calorie diet and 20 minutes to 1 hour of moderate physical activity
Pharmacological Action of Principal ingredient:
       Garcinia, an internationally acclaimed herb prevents conversion of excess carbohydrates into fats. Guggulu is reported to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. Haritaki is digestive and helps reduce absorption of excess fat from intestine.
       One of the major ingredient of simlim capsule is Garcinia combogia which is claimed to give following activities:
1. Anti-obesity and anti-adipogenic activity :
       It is found that that Garcinia cambogia-derived (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is a safe, natural supplement for weight management. HCA is a competitive inhibitor of ATP citrate lyase, a key enzyme which facilitates the synthesis of fatty acids, cholesterol and triglycerides. Garcinia extract also inhibits the cytoplasmic lipid accumulation as well as adipogenic differentiation of preadipocytes. Further human studies have been warranted.1
2. Hypolipidemic activity :
       It has also been examined that an administration of Flavonoids from Garcinia cambogia, significantly lowered lipid levels in rats, fed normal and cholesterol containing diets. β-Hydroxy β-methyl glutaryl coenzyme A reductase showed significant reduction in normocholesterolemic rats.2
1. 1. Preuss, HG., Rao, CV., Garis, R., Bramble, JD., Ohia, SE., Bagchi, M., Bagchi, D., 2004. An overview of the safety and efficacy of a novel, natural (-) hydroxycitric acid extract (HCA-SX) for weight management. Journal of Medicine. 35(1-6), 33-48.

2. 2. Asha Sarah Koshy, L. Anila, N.R. Vijayalakshmi, 2001. Flavonoids from Garcinia cambogia lower lipid levels in hypercholesterolemic rats. Food Chemistry 72, 289-294.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Natural methods to treat an enlarged prostate -

Prostate enlargement is very common in men above 50 years of age not only in India but globally. While prostate enlargement is perceived as not so serious condition, the symptoms are quite troublesome. In moderate to severe cases even surgical treatment is suggested.
Vasu Healthcare, a leading manufacturer of research based herbal products has invented "Ural-BPH", a safe, effective and economical herbal product. In clinical research done at Nair Hospital and Sion Hospital at Mumbai, the product was reported to give significant improvement to the patients of BPH.
Ural-BPH is available in the packs of 30's & 150's and is available at leading medical stores across India. Also you can purchase Ural-BPH online from

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Botanicals Herbal Extract GMP Manufacturers, Natural Herbs, Pure Herbs Supplier

With the noble aim of serving to the mankind, Vasu Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. has come up with an extensive range of pure and standardized Herbal extracts, under the brand name ‘Safe Herbs’.
All extracts that are supplied by us are made only from the best quality raw material, handpicked by expert herbalist. Using modern techniques and equipments, they are prepared under the supervision of highly experienced pharmacists, thus ensuring strict quality standards.

Our Aim

• Make people aware about this natural way to enjoy complete health, where the ideal of complete health comprises physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
• To help people maintain normal health a natural way.
• To provide quality Ayurvedic herbal supplements at an affordable cost.

Our stand for Quality

• All herbal raw materials are sorted out as per our stringent quality standards for maturity, purity and potency.
• Every step of the manufacturing process is controlled by continuous quality checking.
• The final preparation is sealed in an air-tight three-layer package, which provides complete protection and helps preserve its optimum medicinal effect for a long time.
No shortcuts. No compromises.
Vasu Healthcare believes in supplying high quality standards of extract that are prepared using authentic sources of raw material. The meticulous processing and our state-of-the-art analysis facilities ensure very pure, safe and effective herbal preparations for the maximum efficacy and benefits.

Stringent testing

Our ranges of extracts are standardized for active constituents present in them. This helps in devising the exact quantity to be used in relation the crude drug. Every batch of finished product undergoes a series of quality control tests. These tests include examination for overall purity, microbial load and other possible contamination.
Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hair Loss Treatment


Hair Fall is a normal process upto a certain extant. On an average 60 – 80 hair fall a day is normal, but more than that is abnormal and is a reason to worry. Approximately 45% of hair disorders are comes under this category. It can affect both Male and Female, but more presence in Males, in females thining of hair is it's symbol Hair Loss can be differentiated in 5 major types such as :-
Androgenic Alopecia or Male-pattern baldness: Accounts for 95% of all hair loss
Alopecia Aerata: Hair falls out in clumps or patches
Alopecia totalis: Complete Baldness
Alopecia Universalis: Complete loss of all body hair
Anagen Effluvium: Chemotherapy caused poisoning of hair follicle

Male Pattern Baldness: Androgenic alopecia, or male-pattern baldness (MBP) accounts for 95 % of all hair loss and starts when an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase in a hair follicle combines with testosterone. The enzyme changes testosterone into a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

It is believed that DHT causes the hair follicle to shrink until the hair grows thinner and smaller – until it eventually disappears altogether.

Male and Female pattern hair loss is due to the effect of DHT, among the people who are genetically linked with baldness. This is also the cause of hair loss in women.

Hair Root exposed to DHT enter the resting phase and begin to shrink. Eventually the root becomes so weak and shallow, the scalp can no longer sustain hair growth.

The damaged hair roots are not necessarily dead, however, and may be induced to resume growth with proper stimulation and nutrition.

Reasons for Hair Loss: Hair Loss may happen due to :-

Thyroid or Liver disease
Liver or Kidney failure
Starting or stopping birth control pills
Very high fever
Severe Stress and Tension
Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism
Essential fatty acid deficiency
Zinc deficiency
Any condition that upsets the Hormone system of body
Protein deficiency (Common with vegetarian diets)
Loss of Appetite or Dieting
Too much intake of vitamin A
Local viral, fungal, or protozoan infection
Drug toxicity
Antimitotics – such as those used for cancer chemotherapy
Bromocriptine – used to stop lactation (Breast Milk)
High B.P. Medicines (Beta blockers / ACE inhibitors)
Appetite destroyer (Amphetamines)

Food Useful in controlling Hair Loss:

Brown rice
Sweet rice and mochi (pounded sweet rice)
Root vegetables, such as carrots, rutabagas, parsnips, ginger, turnips, and onions
Winter squash
Black beans
Black pepper
Brown rice syrup
Whole grains
Nuts and seeds
Leafy, green vegetables

Foods to Avoid during Hair Loss:

Cold foods and drinks
Sugary foods and drinks
Fatty foods
Animal protein
Excessive raw foods
Fruit, especially citrus
Dairy products


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