Ayurveda, the Magical Herbal Therapy Offering Medication for Thyroid Related Infirmities

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Blessed with a unique treatment method Kerala is one of the only states to the south which is known to practice the ancient form of treatment, Ayurveda. Being a state which known to practice Ayurveda for the last 5000 years, Ayurveda has become a part of the tradition of the state. The state now being blessed with rich Ayurvedic history houses a number of treatment centres which offers the patients with the best effect of herbal treatment. With the change in lifestyle and the way of living, the new generation is getting greatly affected by a number of ailments. Depression, hormonal imbalance, sleeplessness are all part of the change in lifestyle of the younger generation. Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism are one such ailment which is mostly caused due to the unhealthy lifestyle which is followed now by the younger generation. Ayurveda being one of the most effective herbal treatments with a number of therapies offers different treatment methods for thyroid related ailments. The Ayurvedic treatments offered in Kerala for thyroid related ailments does not just aim at treating the main cause of the ailments but also aims at strengthening the overall health condition of the patient. The thyroid is an ailment which directly affects the metabolism rate of the patient and slows down or fastens the functioning of heart-brain muscles and other body parts. But in some cases, the thyroid gland produces a large number of thyroid hormones which is referred to as hyperthyroidism and when the gland produces a lesser amount of thyroid hormones it is referred to as hypothyroidism. According to Ayurveda, there are a number of reasons for the cause of the thyroid related ailment. Some of the main reasons and treatments are listed below.
Hypothyroidism – Main Symptoms and Treatments

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As per Ayurveda, the main reason for the cause of Hypothyroidism is the dis-functioning of Kapha and Pitta Doshas. Some of the symptoms of this ailment include a decrease in pulse rates, sluggishness of bodily functions, constipation, and hoarseness of voice, dry skin, and depress muscular activity, sensitivity to cold and recurrent infections. Treatment for Hypothyroidism mainly includes the intake of a number of medicines in which Kaanchanaara Guggulu and Punarnawaadi Guggulu are the most effective Ayurvedic medicines. In mild cases, patients will be treated with the bark of Kaanchanaara Punarvana plant twice a day. Food material which contains higher iodine content is more preferred like white onion, potatoes, fish, asparagus, shellfish etc. are more preferred. Patients affected with Hypothyroidism should avoid the use of food like sweet potatoes, cauliflower, spinach, mustard greens and cabbage as it slows down the functioning of thyroids.
Ayurvedic Therapies and Treatments offered

Kerala being a land that houses a number of Ayurvedic treatment centres offer a number of different therapies to treat thyroid related ailments. Some of the most included therapies in Ayurvedic packages offered to treat Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism are listed below.

  •  Head Massage

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It is mostly seen that the people who are affected with Hypothyroidism develop gout. This ailment results in the production of uric acid which in turn would hurt the joints and results in arthritis. Most of the Ayurvedic treatment centres like Aura Spa make use of Ricinus Communis Linn or the root of Eranda to treat this ailment. A herbal medicine named Amrutadi Taila is made with the root of Eranda which is used for external application on head and is used orally.

  • Nasya Therapy

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The therapy better known as Nasya Karma is one of the most used methods to treat thyroid related ailments. The treatment involves the use of medicated powder and oil which is allowed to pass into the nasal passage. Nasyam is a part of Panchakarma treatment and is one of the best Ayurvedic therapies which are used to detoxify the body and increase the immunity to restore the balance of the body. A special vessel called Neti pot is used in this treatment method to pour the medicated oil into the nostrils. By tilting the head at a particular angle the oil is allowed to move through one nostril and comes out from the other nostril. According to the Ayurvedic inscriptions children, elderly and pregnant women who are affected by ailments like fever, diarrhoea and inflammation are not allowed to undergo this treatment.

  • Dough Basti treatment

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A container which is made from the black bean is called Dough Basti in which warm herbal oil is allowed to stay over the thyroid glands. This treatment is not just effective in treating the thyroid related ailments but is also effective in treating the blocked throat chakra. Different oils are used to treat the ailment depending on the body constitution and the types of a thyroid problem.

· Foot Massage

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According to Ayurvedic practitioners, there are points in your feet that are directly connected with the throat and Vishuddhi chakra. By massaging those particular points with medicated oils for about min you could manage the thyroid related ailments to an extent. These points are located on the inner edge of your feet ball which is massaged in a circular motion with medicated oils.

  •  Dhara and Shirodhara

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The treatment method where medicated oils are allowed to pour down through the affected area using the Dhara pots is referred to as the Dhara treatment. While treating thyroid with Shirodhara warm medicated oils is poured through the forehead of the patient as a continuous stream. This treatment is very helpful in promoting the proper functioning of the immune system, the nervous system and the psychological processes of the body. The treatment would we useful by changing the number of hormones released by the thyroid and also improves the symptoms that come with the ailment.

· Foods to avoid

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The imbalance of water and fat is considered as the main reason for the enlarged thyroid according to Ayurveda. food products like sweet potatoes, cabbage, maize, broccoli, soy, pearl millet, lima beans and cauliflower should be avoided by people who are affected with hypothyroidism while people affected with hyperthyroidism should avoid vegetable oil, red meat, added sugars, enriched milk, caffeine and iodine rich foods.

  • Ayurvedic medicine for Thyroid

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In Ayurveda one of the most effective herbs to treat for thyroid is purple mountain ebony which is mostly known as Bauhinia variegate in Ayurveda. Punarvana, Gokshura, Googol, Jatamansi, Kanchanar, Brahmi, Shilajit and Guggulu are some of the other effective Ayurvedic herbs used.

With the Ayurvedic centres in Kerala offering herbal treatments for almost every ailment, the Kerala tourism department is now promoting Ayurvedic tourism by introducing new Ayurvedic packages which include treatment packages on the basis of ailments. Ayurvedic treatment packages for thyroid are one of the most seen in treatment centres. As being a state which offers the best effective Ayurvedic treatment for a number of major and minor ailments, Kerala would be one of the preferred destinations for people who wish to cure thyroid and such ailments with best effects and no side effects.

 

A Honeymoon Trip to Kerala Exploring the Best Treasures of the Land

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A beautiful climate, scenic view, picturesque scenery, and a romantic ambiance is all that a newlywed couple needs when it comes to a honeymoon trip. Apart from organizing a trip, it is mostly the selection of the travel destination that leaves the honeymoon couples in uncertainty. But the things were a bit different in my case; we had a very clear idea of the selection of the travel destinations for our honeymoon trip but were uncertain of the selection of travel operators. When it comes to the selection of a honeymoon destination with a beautiful climate, scenic view, picturesque scenery, and a romantic ambiance, Kerala to the south have always topped the list and thus our travel destination was already fixed. It was after searching for a while that we finally decided out travel operators which were  Dream Holidays who offered us a honeymoon tour package to Kerala in a budget price including all the destinations we like to enjoy and a number of activities that we like to get indulged in while enjoying our honeymoon in Kerala. Our honeymoon trip was organized to be on the 25th of November, as the travel package that we chose did not include the flight tickets from our hometown to the Trivandrum international airport we were all on our own until we reached the capital city. After checking out of the airport, we met the travel operators who then introduced us to the guide who was to accompany us throughout the honeymoon trip. After reaching Trivandrum we first decided to check-in to the hotel then take some rest and then start the honeymoon trip at the place.

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Our honeymoon trip included some of the best travel destinations in the state which starts from the capital city of the state which is Trivandrum. The honeymoon itinerary that was prepared for us started from Trivandrum from where we travel to Alleppey by road the next day, after being at Alleppey for a day we move to our next travel destination which is Kochi where we visit the Athirapilly Waterfalls, after spending a day in Kochi we move to our last travel destination which is Kozhikode from where we take the flight back to our hometown. Explaining our whole honeymoon trip is something very hectic and so given below are the travel destinations that we explored in our honeymoon and some of the best things about the place.

Thiruvananthapuram

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Being the capital city of the state, this place can’t be avoided during a honeymoon trip to Kerala. Mahatma Gandhi called this place as the Evergreen City of India. Kovalam beach and Varkala beach, two of the most wonderful beaches in Kerala are located in Thiruvananthapuram which is a must-visit spot for the honeymoon couples traveling to Trivandrum. The tourist and the travelers tripping to Kovalam will be surprised to see the beautiful alignment of coconut trees here. There are many other beaches in Thiruvananthapuram which makes this place a heaven for travelers. In addition, the city offers the travelers with the cheapest accommodation as well as tour packages. One of the richest temples in the world Shree Padmanabha Swami temple is an additional asset to Trivandrum. Agasthyamala, Ponmudi hills, Poovar are other major sports in Trivandrum.

Alleppey

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Alleppey was our 2nd travel destination on our honeymoon trip in Kerala. The drive from Trivandrum to Alleppey is about 4 hrs which were actually long and a bit hectic. When it comes to the unique travel attractions in Kerala, the backwaters of Alleppey would top the list. The place is one of the must-visit travel destinations in Kerala for all the honeymooners touring to the state. It is mostly nature, the greenery, the complex inland waters, and the backwater industries in the land that attracts and entertains the travelers to a greater extent. The backwater cuisines and the houseboat servicing in the land add to the experiences that any travelers could enjoy in the land. The backwater village life, the backwater tours are all an added charm to the travel attractions in Alleppey.

Kochi

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Located to the heart of Kerala, Kochi is one the busiest port city in Kerala, that holds within a number of hidden destinations with natural beauty and charm which attracts the attention of the honeymoon travelers to a greater extent. Traveling from Alleppey to Kochi will just take time duration of 1.30 hrs. The place holds in a number of best travel attractions which holds in nature, beauty and historic attractions like the Mangalavanam bird sanctuary, the hill palace museum, the mine drive, the Fort Kochi beach and much more. Kochi holds within a number of attractions which could fascinate and attract all the honeymoon couples and the travelers touring. Kochi, being the heart of the state the place even after being one of the best metropolitan cities is one of the best demanding when it comes to the travel destinations in Kerala. The pace is one of the best options for travelers who are in search of a blend of nature and historic beauty.

Athirapilly Waterfalls

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Kerala is gifted with one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the entire country, Athirapilly Waterfalls. Located in the Athirapilly Taluk of Thrissur district, this waterfall is one of the largest in the state. The place holds in such visual beauty that it has to be enjoyed at least once in your lifetime. While tripping through the wildlife destinations in Athirapilly you can spot a great variety of animal species. A visit to the falls would be one of the best parts of the honeymoon trip to Kerala; in addition, you get to explore the Vazhachal waterfalls, during your trip to Athirapilly. Tourism promotion council of Thrissur District have arranged jungle safari trips too. This majestic waterfall has also been the location for various Malayalam movies and is still a favorite spot for the filmmakers.

Beypore

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 Located in the district of Kozhikode, mostly referred to as the ship Building paradise of Kerala by the locals in the area, Beypore has been the honeymooner’s favorite spot. The Arabian transportation vessel or better known as Uru is one of the topmost attractions of this place. For all the nature lovers and birdwatchers, the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary would be one of another attraction that travelers and honeymooners visiting Kozhikode could explore. Apart from the beauty of nature and the wild, the other attraction that Kozhikode holds within is the cuisine that the place offers. Most of the honeymooners and travelers visiting Beypore mostly fascinated by the Malabar cuisine that the place offers than the beauty and the charm of the travel destinations in the land. Offering the travelers and the tourist with the best of cuisine and travel attractions the place is yet another must-visit spot in most of the tour packages organized to Kerala.

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 Exploring Kerala is one of the best adventures that any traveler touring to the southern part of India can enjoy. Our honeymoon trip in Kerala came to an after exploring some of the best travel destinations in Kozhikode, after which we took our flight from the Kozhikode airport to our hometown. Our honeymoon in Kerala was worthy in all ways as the trip offered us with the best experience letting us explore all the attractions and wonders in the land and also allowed us to indulge in a few adventure activities. Holding the beauty, the charm and the vibrancy of tradition and history Kerala is a true paradise for travelers.