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Ashwagandha is a medicinal shrub that is used to make ayurvedic medicines. It is believed to maintain the mental and physical well being and is used to treat arthritis, insomnia, constipation, diabetes, fever, and snake bites.

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Why am I losing weight continuously for the past 18 days?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male, and I am losing weight continuously from the last 18 to 25 days. I weigh 108.02 Ibs. I feel hungry but do not feel like eating anything. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to are many causes for weight loss. Some medical conditions and bad body metabolism are common causes. Loss of appetite is one of the primary cause of emaciation. I suggest you try doing the following.Take Ashwagandha and Shatavari powder, 0.11 oz twice daily with mi...  Read Full »

Can you suggest an ayurveda remedy for tight foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have a tight foreskin. When my penis is erect I can pull down the skin completely without any problem, but when it is normal, it cannot be pulled down completely. Sometimes, I can, but not always. I do not want to go for surgery. Is there a natural way to he...  Read Full »

Dr. Niveditha. S.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Certainly, there is an Ayurveda oil called Ashwagandha bala lakshadi oil. Apply this oil externally to the entire penis every day for ten minutes before bath. This will act as an effective lubricant. Internally too you need lubrication. Take Ksheerabala 101 (Bala, Milk, ...  Read Full »

Is Ayurveda treatment available for nonretractable foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I am unable to retract my foreskin in both flaccid and erect state. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Niveditha. S.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How long have you been having this problem? Is there any swelling or redness in that area? Difficulty in retraction is due to lack of elasticity of skin and lack of lubrication. For this you need to lubricate yourself internally and externally. For internal lubrication, ...  Read Full »

Can ayurvedic medicines be taken for cough, cold and fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem with a frequent cough, cold, fatigue, etc. I started taking Chyawanprash and Maha Sudarshana churna in the morning and Chyawanprash and Triphala powder at night. After 1 month of usage, I feel quite better. Further, I also have fatigue, insomnia, and stress. So, I am plan...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. Chawyanprash and Maha Sudarshan churan are very good for your problems like cough and cold. You can take Chawyanprash regularly for three to four months. As it is good for increasing immunity, you can continue it. You have already taken Sudarsh...  Read Full »

Can hypothyroidism be cured by taking ayurvedic medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know if my hypothyroidism can be cured without taking synthetic hormones, through Ayurveda only. In the allopathic approach, the hormone needs to be taken for the rest of one's life and I am a bit scared of it. It is possible I may also be diabetic and will need to trea...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and saw all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones on a regular basis because it is necessary daily for metabolism and for other body functions. That is why when it is prescribed ...  Read Full »

I am not getting proper erection. Please advise some ayurveda medicine.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 53 years old male. I am taking hypertensive medications for the past 19 years. I am taking Telma 20 mg and Prolomet 15 mg in the morning. I am taking Aztor 5 mg during the night before bed. I am not getting a proper erection for the past two months. I want to reduce my obesity. Pleas...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your blood glucose level is in a higher range. Try to control your sugar servings in the meal. Your vitamin B12 is in a lower range, so add fish, egg, milk, and fortified products for it. You can also start a supplement after discussing it with your physician. Your vita...  Read Full »

What is the best Ayurvedic multivitamin for my 76-year-old father?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know if there is a good Ayurvedic multivitamin for a person of 76 years of age. Also, can Moringa and Giloy be taken together? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Farzana Roshan. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are no such multivitamins in Ayurveda. Instead of that, I suggest you can give normal supplements to him such as Zincovit (multivitamin) syrup or tablet. I would like to know, why are you giving him Moringa and Giloy? Is there any reason? ...  Read Full »

I do not have sex drive. Kindly suggest some natural remedies.

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 30, weight is 180.78 Ibs, and height is 5 feet and 8 inches. I am doing exercises regularly. My problem is that I do not have a sex drive. I have tried taking Manforce 100 mg two tablets a month, but it still did not work. Please help me as I do not want to be dependant on table...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. According to your height and weight, your BMI is 27, which is outside the normal range. The BMI should be between 19.5 to 24.9. So, you need to lose some weight. I suggest the following lifestyle changes: Walk daily as it will increase...  Read Full »

Can I use omega 3, Ashwagandha, and Shilajit capsules for overall health benefits?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old boy. Can I use omega 3, Ashwagandha, and Shilajit capsules for overall health benefits? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I suggest you reduce your weight. An overweight individual may feel lethargy, weakness, heaviness, and perspiration. However, it also leads to increased blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc. Omega 3 is an antioxidant and helpful to ...  Read Full »

I am concerned about whitish liquid discharge from the genetilia and want to know if Shilajit and Ashwagandha tablets mixed with turmeric milk can be taken. Kindly suggest,

Query: Hello doctor, I am a lean and thin 35-year-old. My weight is 110.2 pounds and my height is 5.2 feet. I am married and have one kid. I have observed some whitish liquid coming out from my genitalia and was advised to take Shilajit and Ashwagandha tablets mixed with turmeric milk. Kindly suggest if I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to the complaints described by you, it seems like an infection. White and yellow discharge with fever or without fever is the condition of Gonorrhoea. In Ayurveda, Gonorrhea is known as Ushna Vata. This a sexually transmitted d...  Read Full »

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