Ayurveda/High BP

Advertisement


Question
I am 35 and having high BP 140/90. I wanted to try with Ayurvedic medicine first and went to the local Patanjali center in Pune.

They have given me Muktavati. 2---2 tabs, morning and night. But this medicine appears to have a lot of side effects. It gives me nasal congestion, I feel sleepy all day long, and so lethargic that I can't exercise. Even if it works, I do not think I will be able to take it.

I have never seen an Ayurvedic medicine with so many side effects.

Is there any other medicine that I can try?

Answer
Dear Rajesh

Sure there can be side effects. So you can do one thing to confirm. Keep a gap of one week or till you are symptom free and start again if it happens again then its confirmed you are having side effects.
This med can increase kapha or cooling in the body and you are showing symptoms of increased kappa only. So chances are there that you might be having side effects. First make sure that it is becauseof this med as i told. Next is check your BP again and see the status if it is in limit reduce the dose by half and check the results again. keep a watch on BP as well as symptoms. Even if it doesnt help you certainly i will prescribe some thing else.

But for that write me details about you if you are a kapha person we need to be careful. Write me body wt, habits , bowel habits and lipid profile report.

Health and Peace

Dr Meenakshi Joshi

Ayurveda

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Dr Meenakshi Joshi

Expertise

Dr Meenakshi Joshi is an expert in Ayurveda, Herbal medicine, Panchkarma, Ksharsutra and life style management.All sorts of queries regarding physical health , mental health, herbs,natural medicine, detoxification,pregnancy care, child care, geriatric , infertility and related issues are welcome.

Experience

Dr Meenakshi Joshi is in the field of natural healing and Ayurveda since 18 years. http://drmeenakshijoshi.blogspot.com/2011_08_01_archive.html http://www.ayurvedaconsultants.com/adgolden.aspx?ivalue=1019 http://ayurveda.vedichealers.com/2011/06/dr-meenakshi-joshi.html http://www.artemishospital.in/profile.php?folder_name=meenakshijoshi http://www.allthingshealing.com/Martial-Arts/Winter-Skin-Care/9793

Organizations
Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon Vedic Healers, New Delhi and Gurgaon Shiajyo Inarsin Budhist Trust AMDA (Association of Medical Doctors of Asia)

Publications
Hindustan Times. Dainik Jagran, CCIM magazine, India Today (women)

Education/Credentials
A Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). PG PPHC in preventive health care from Apollo hospitals, PG CPK from Kasturba Medical College Manipal in panchkarma and ksharsutra. Aromatherapy course from FFDC Fragrance and Flavor Development council Kannauj and RTC ministry of SSI.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.