It is well said that if we are physically unfit then all the luxuries of life are of no use. Health is real wealth, these few lines sum up the biggest fact of life. There are various factors like our life style, improper eating habits and hectic schedules which are responsible for health complications. Bottom line of this article is edema or we can say swelling in overall body like our hands, arms, legs, feet and ankle.
To manage the problem of edema there are various herbs indentified in the ayurveda. These are herbs - Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Saral (Pinus roxburghii), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Piper chaba (Chavya), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Chitrak mool (Plumbago zeylanica), Mandoor bhasma (Ferric oxide calx), Kusha (Desmostachya bipinnata), Kasha (Saccharum spontaneum), Shara (Ceratophyllus submersum), Darbha (Cynodon dactylon) and Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum) which help to manage the problem of edema in a natural way. Ayurveda's primary goal is to know the exact cause of ailment and uprooting the disease from root. Though herbs take time to show their effects but their results are long lasting without causing any adverse impact on health.
Edema is a condition characterized by fluid retention in body's tissues which results in the swelling. Edema may affect the hands, arms, legs, feet and ankle. In edema there is the leakage of blood vessels due to that fluid released into nearby tissues. This extra fluid accumulation results in tissues swelling.
According to ayurveda there are three energies - vata, pitta and kapha in the body which are essential for a healthy body. Imblance of any of three energies result in the health issues. Edema is known as shvathu in ayurveda which is due to the imbalance of all the three energies vata, pitta and kapha.
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Increased consumption of sodium results in water retention in body. So here is list of foods which must be avoided in edema:-