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A healthy woman is a reflection of a healthy society

WOMAN is not just a word but an epitome of multiple roles as a caring mother, loving sister, supportive wife, proud daughter, dynamic co-worker, and even more. Busy playing multiple roles, Women often neglect their health. We at Charak Pharma, not only understand but encourage the role of women in family and Nation building. Since 1947, our efforts and expertise in Ayurveda is directed on complete Women Wellness. Charak Pharma proudly initiates AADYA, an online live session campaign for women's health awareness, to strengthen their mental and physical wellbeing. With AADYA, our new beginning, aims to strengthen the backbone of our society, the primary caregivers, THE WOMEN.

The RED DOT in AADYA symbolizes passion, strength, courage, love, joy, creativity, sensitivity which are all the embodiments of a woman. A woman creates a new life, gives love, care, and nurtures the future of mankind.

Charak Pharma with the Charak Aadya initiative feels immense pleasure to serve women on this exclusive platform, where a team of eminent doctors with expertise in Gynecology and Ayurveda will discuss all your health concerns. This interactive platform also provides the best possible solutions along with clinically tested, efficacious Ayurvedic medicine for women, which are well endorsed by doctors as well as consumers for more than 7 decades. Feel free to join us at Charak pharma Instagram and unravel simple secrets for a healthy you.

Charak Pharma

Charak Pharma, one of the most renowned Ayurveda brand, with its legacy of 74 years and promises health forever naturally with authentic ayurvedic and scientifically tested medicines. Charak Pharma has been a pioneer in developing the best Ayurvedic medicines for the women's health care range and also various other healthcare segments. With a strong global presence in over 30 countries, it is also well trusted by doctors for safe and efficacious ayurvedic medicines. Charak Pharma pledges to serve mankind with the best Ayurvedic remedies and Personal care range.

Our Products



M2 Tone Tablet
Helps maintain healthy periods

30 Tab | ₹ 153

M2-TONE tablet is a comprehensive formulation containing herbs like Ashoka, Lodhra, Jatamansi and Shatavari that help to maintain healthy periods, improve ovulation, support fertility, strengthen the uterus and help to control pain and lethargy. The female reproductive health is regulated by the complex interaction of female hormones that control the start of menstruation during puberty and maintain the rhythm and duration of menstrual cycle. Disturbances in hormone level may lead to irregular periods, painful periods and sometimes fertility issues too. Herbs in M2-TONE tablets thus maintain hormonal, nutritional and emotional balance and also improve overall health in women. It also contains Shuddha kasis, a haematinic that helps to improve heamoglobin level.

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M2 Tone Syrup
Helps maintain healthy periods

200ML | ₹ 111

M2-TONE syrup is a comprehensive formulation containing herbs like Ashoka, Lodhra, Jatamansi and Shatavari that help to maintain healthy periods, improve ovulation, support fertility, strengthen the uterus and help to control pain and lethargy. The female reproductive health is regulated by the complex interaction of female hormones that control the start of menstruation during puberty and maintain the rhythm and duration of menstrual cycle. Disturbances in hormone level may lead to irregular periods, painful periods and sometimes fertility issues too. Herbs in M2-TONE tablets thus maintain hormonal, nutritional and emotional balance and also improve overall health in women. It also contains Shuddha kasis, a haematinic that helps to improve heamoglobin level.

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Hyponidd Tablet
Ayurvedic medicine for PCOS management

30 Tab | ₹ 123

HYPONIDD is used for the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) on account of its role as an herbal insulin sensitizer. PCOS is associated with insulin resistance, irregular periods pain during periods, weight gain, acne issues and excess facial hair due to hormonal imbalance

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Cystolib Nutra
Nutraceutical support for PCOS

30 Tab | ₹ 258

CYSTOLIB NUTRA is an ideal nutritional supplement that combines the goodness of phytomedicines and essential micro-nutrients that help to restore hormonal balance and support overall health in women suffering from PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome).

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Femiplex Tablet
Helps reduce excessive vaginal discharge

75 Tab | ₹ 125

FEMIPLEX tablet is used for the management of recurrent vaginal infections. Female genital tract is susceptible to microbial and fungal infections. Malnutrition, poor hygiene further impairs host response, increasing susceptibility to vaginal infection and inflammation. FEMIPLEX tablet contains potent astringent like Lodhra which arrest excessive vaginal discharge. Ingredients like Gokshura, Daruhaldi exert antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory actions and hence, FEMIPLEX helps in relieving from vaginitis and minimizes recurrence.

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Femiplex Gel
Helps reduce excessive vaginal discharge

30 Gm | ₹ 84

FEMIPLEX gel is used for the management of recurrent vaginal infections. Female genital tract is susceptible to microbial and fungal infections. Malnutrition, poor hygiene further impairs host response, increasing susceptibility to vaginal infection and inflammation. FEMIPLEX gel contains potent astringents like Lodhra and Panchavalkal, which arrest excessive vaginal discharge. Ingredients like Gokshura, Daruhaldi, Neem exert antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory actions and hence, FEMIPLEX effectively treats vaginitis and minimizes recurrence.

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Femiforte Tablet
Helps fight recurrent vaginal infections

30 Tab | ₹ 99

FEMIFORTE tablet helps in the management of white discharge and vaginitis to minimizes its recurrence. Normally, vaginal discharge is clear or white. A change in the colour or amount of discharge, along with other symptoms like burning, itching and malodour, may indicate of an infection. Malnutrition, poor hygiene further impairs host response, increasing susceptibility to vaginal infection and inflammation leading excessive vaginal discharge. FEMIFORTE contains potent astringents like Ashoka and Lodhra which arrest excessive vaginal discharge. Tanduliya mool, Daruharidra, Guduchi exerts anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory actions.

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Endotone Capsules
Ayurvedic management of endometriosis

20 Cap | ₹ 151

Endotone is an Ayurvedic product from Charak Pharmaceutical for the management of endometriosis,with potent herbs like Haldi ( Curcuma longa), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), that effectively delay and stop rapid growth of the endometrial cells outside the uterus and reduce period pain associated with endometriosis.

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Evanova Nutra Tablet
Natural care for menopause

20 Cap | ₹ 144

EVANOVA Nutra is a safe and effective formulation that provides maximum relief from the multiple symptoms during menopausal period. EVANOVA, Nutra is a rich blend of herbs like Soy isoflavones which help to reduce intensity and frequency of hot flashes and night sweats during menopausal transition.

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Galakol Tablet
Helps improve lactation

40 Tab | ₹ 133

Galakol is safe medicine, ideally containing the herbal nutritive tonics for the mother and the baby. It is the right choice not only to increase the lactation but also facilitates fast recovery post-delivery.

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Galakol Granules
Helps improve lactation

10 sachets | ₹ 200

GALAKOL Granule is safe medicine containing herbs which help improve lactation. Breastfeeding offers beneficial effects for both baby as well as the mother. Breast milk provides the right balance of nutrients to help the infant grow strong and healthy. Mother’s milk is essential to create an emotional bond between mother and baby. GALAKOL is the right choice not only to increase the lactation but also facilitates fast recovery post-delivery. GALAKOL ideally contains the herbal nutritive tonics for the mother and the baby It also improves general health status and well-being.

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Vomiteb Tablet
Relief from nausea and vomiting

30 Tab | ₹ 80

Vomiteb overall reduces the vomiting sensation and discomfort. It is totally safe and effective for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It supresses the vomiting centre in brain from external stimulus.

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Vomiteb Syrup
Relief from nausea and vomiting

60 ML | ₹ 51

Vomiteb overall reduces the vomiting sensation and discomfort. It is totally safe and effective for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It supresses the vomiting centre in brain from external stimulus.

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Vivadona Capsule
Helps rekindle the fire

20 Cap | ₹ 190

Vivadona offers multiple modes of action relevant to boost desire & sexual wellness in women. It corrects the hormonal levels and improves blood flow to pelvic region. Brahmi and Safed musli are useful to manage stress and anxiety.

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Pallrywyn Forte Tablet
Supports sexual wellness

20 Tab | ₹ 175

PALLRYWYN FORTE is a natural restorative tonic which relieves anxiety and improves vigour and vitality. Sex is more than just a physical response and emotions play a very important role. If your mind is too stressed out, you can’t get excited enough and enjoy the pleasure. Lack of stamina and energy can also affect your performance which may lead to sexual anxiety. PALLRYWYN FORTE helps to enhance stamina and energy in both the sexes.

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Lunarex Forte Capsule
A natural formulation to balance hormones

20 Cap | ₹ 112

Lunarex is a safe non-hormonal formulation for healthy periods. Many women complain of hormonal imbalance leading to period problems. Lunarex forte contains herbs like Ulat kambal, Moolaka and Gajar beej that are known to regulate menstrual cycle, modulate uterine tone and restore hormonal balance in women.


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M2 Tone Tablet
Helps maintain healthy periods

30 Tab | ₹ 153

M2-TONE tablet is a comprehensive formulation containing herbs like Ashoka, Lodhra, Jatamansi and Shatavari that help to maintain healthy periods, improve ovulation, support fertility, strengthen the uterus and help to control pain and lethargy. The female reproductive health is regulated by the complex interaction of female hormones that control the start of menstruation during puberty and maintain the rhythm and duration of menstrual cycle. Disturbances in hormone level may lead to irregular periods, painful periods and sometimes fertility issues too. Herbs in M2-TONE tablets thus maintain hormonal, nutritional and emotional balance and also improve overall health in women. It also contains Shuddha kasis, a haematinic that helps to improve heamoglobin level.

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M2 Tone Syrup
Helps maintain healthy periods

200ML | ₹ 111

M2-TONE syrup is a comprehensive formulation containing herbs like Ashoka, Lodhra, Jatamansi and Shatavari that help to maintain healthy periods, improve ovulation, support fertility, strengthen the uterus and help to control pain and lethargy. The female reproductive health is regulated by the complex interaction of female hormones that control the start of menstruation during puberty and maintain the rhythm and duration of menstrual cycle. Disturbances in hormone level may lead to irregular periods, painful periods and sometimes fertility issues too. Herbs in M2-TONE tablets thus maintain hormonal, nutritional and emotional balance and also improve overall health in women. It also contains Shuddha kasis, a haematinic that helps to improve heamoglobin level.

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Lunarex Forte Capsule
A natural formulation to balance hormones

20 Cap | ₹ 112

Lunarex is a safe non-hormonal formulation for healthy periods. Many women complain of hormonal imbalance leading to period problems. Lunarex forte contains herbs like Ulat kambal, Moolaka and Gajar beej that are known to regulate menstrual cycle, modulate uterine tone and restore hormonal balance in women.


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Hyponidd Tablet
Ayurvedic medicine for PCOS management

30 Tab | ₹ 123

HYPONIDD is used for the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) on account of its role as an herbal insulin sensitizer. PCOS is associated with insulin resistance, irregular periods pain during periods, weight gain, acne issues and excess facial hair due to hormonal imbalance

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M2 Tone Tablet
Helps maintain healthy periods

30 Tab | ₹ 153

M2-TONE tablet is a comprehensive formulation containing herbs like Ashoka, Lodhra, Jatamansi and Shatavari that help to maintain healthy periods, improve ovulation, support fertility, strengthen the uterus and help to control pain and lethargy. The female reproductive health is regulated by the complex interaction of female hormones that control the start of menstruation during puberty and maintain the rhythm and duration of menstrual cycle. Disturbances in hormone level may lead to irregular periods, painful periods and sometimes fertility issues too. Herbs in M2-TONE tablets thus maintain hormonal, nutritional and emotional balance and also improve overall health in women. It also contains Shuddha kasis, a haematinic that helps to improve heamoglobin level.

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M2 Tone Syrup
Helps maintain healthy periods

200ML | ₹ 111

M2-TONE syrup is a comprehensive formulation containing herbs like Ashoka, Lodhra, Jatamansi and Shatavari that help to maintain healthy periods, improve ovulation, support fertility, strengthen the uterus and help to control pain and lethargy. The female reproductive health is regulated by the complex interaction of female hormones that control the start of menstruation during puberty and maintain the rhythm and duration of menstrual cycle. Disturbances in hormone level may lead to irregular periods, painful periods and sometimes fertility issues too. Herbs in M2-TONE tablets thus maintain hormonal, nutritional and emotional balance and also improve overall health in women. It also contains Shuddha kasis, a haematinic that helps to improve heamoglobin level.


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Endotone Capsules
Ayurvedic management of endometriosis

20 Cap | ₹ 151

Endotone is an Ayurvedic product from Charak Pharmaceutical for the management of endometriosis,with potent herbs like Haldi ( Curcuma longa), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), that effectively delay and stop rapid growth of the endometrial cells outside the uterus and reduce period pain associated with endometriosis.


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Femiplex Tablet
Helps reduce excessive vaginal discharge

75 Tab | ₹ 125

FEMIPLEX tablet is used for the management of recurrent vaginal infections. Female genital tract is susceptible to microbial and fungal infections. Malnutrition, poor hygiene further impairs host response, increasing susceptibility to vaginal infection and inflammation. FEMIPLEX tablet contains potent astringent like Lodhra which arrest excessive vaginal discharge. Ingredients like Gokshura, Daruhaldi exert antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory actions and hence, FEMIPLEX helps in relieving from vaginitis and minimizes recurrence.

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Femiplex Gel
Helps reduce excessive vaginal discharge

30 Gm | ₹ 84

FEMIPLEX gel is used for the management of recurrent vaginal infections. Female genital tract is susceptible to microbial and fungal infections. Malnutrition, poor hygiene further impairs host response, increasing susceptibility to vaginal infection and inflammation. FEMIPLEX gel contains potent astringents like Lodhra and Panchavalkal, which arrest excessive vaginal discharge. Ingredients like Gokshura, Daruhaldi, Neem exert antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory actions and hence, FEMIPLEX effectively treats vaginitis and minimizes recurrence.

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Femiforte Tablet
Helps fight recurrent vaginal infection

30 Tab | ₹ 99

FEMIFORTE tablet helps in the management of white discharge and vaginitis to minimizes its recurrence. Normally, vaginal discharge is clear or white. A change in the colour or amount of discharge, along with other symptoms like burning, itching and malodour, may indicate of an infection. Malnutrition, poor hygiene further impairs host response, increasing susceptibility to vaginal infection and inflammation leading excessive vaginal discharge. FEMIFORTE contains potent astringents like Ashoka and Lodhra which arrest excessive vaginal discharge. Tanduliya mool, Daruharidra, Guduchi exerts anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory actions.


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Galakol Tablet
Helps improve lactation

40 Tab | ₹ 133

Galakol is safe medicine, ideally containing the herbal nutritive tonics for the mother and the baby. It is the right choice not only to increase the lactation but also facilitates fast recovery post-delivery.

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Galakol Granules
Helps improve lactation

10 sachets | ₹ 200

GALAKOL Granule is safe medicine containing herbs which help improve lactation. Breastfeeding offers beneficial effects for both baby as well as the mother. Breast milk provides the right balance of nutrients to help the infant grow strong and healthy. Mother’s milk is essential to create an emotional bond between mother and baby. GALAKOL is the right choice not only to increase the lactation but also facilitates fast recovery post-delivery. GALAKOL ideally contains the herbal nutritive tonics for the mother and the baby It also improves general health status and well-being.


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Evanova Nutra Tablet
Ayurvedic medicine for PCOS management

20 Cap | ₹ 144

EVANOVA Nutra is a safe and effective formulation that provides maximum relief from the multiple symptoms during menopausal period. EVANOVA, Nutra is a rich blend of herbs like Soy isoflavones which help to reduce intensity and frequency of hot flashes and night sweats during menopausal transition.


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Hyponidd Tablet
Ayurvedic medicine for PCOS management

30 Tab | ₹ 123

HYPONIDD is used for the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) on account of its role as an herbal insulin sensitizer. PCOS is associated with insulin resistance, irregular periods pain during periods, weight gain, acne issues and excess facial hair due to hormonal imbalance

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Cystolib Nutra
Nutraceutical support for PCOS

30 Tab | ₹ 258

CYSTOLIB NUTRA is an ideal nutritional supplement that combines the goodness of phytomedicines and essential micro-nutrients that help to restore hormonal balance and support overall health in women suffering from PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome).

Live Session @

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PCOS - Concerns & Solutions

Speaker: Dr. Parul Kotdawala Moderator: Anjali Tatrari

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Female Infertility Issues

Speaker: Dr. Jayanti Kamat Moderator: Rajeshwari Sachdev

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Optimizing Women's Health

Speaker: Dr. Ameya C Purandare Moderator: Dr. Sejal Jain

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Ayurveda For Woman Health

Speaker: Dr. Manisha Mishra Moderator: Anjali Tatrari

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Understanding Endometriosis

Speaker: Dr. Parul Kotdawala Moderator: Rajeshwari Sachdev

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Easing Menopause

Speaker: Dr. Manish Machave Moderator: Vidya Malvade

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All About Period Problems & Solutions

Speaker: Dr. Ameya C Purandare Moderator: Anjali Tatrari

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Periods – Myths and Facts

Speaker: Dr. Manisha Mishra Moderator: Rajeshwari Sachdev

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PCOS - Concerns & Solutions

Speaker: Dr. Parul Kotdawala Moderator: Anjali Tatrari

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Female Infertility Issues

Speaker: Dr. Jayanti Kamat Moderator: Rajeshwari Sachdev

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Optimizing Women's Health

Speaker: Dr. Ameya C Purandare Moderator: Dr. Sejal Jain

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Ayurveda For Woman Health

Speaker: Dr. Manisha Mishra Moderator: Anjali Tatrari

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Understanding Endometriosis

Speaker: Dr. Parul Kotdawala Moderator: Rajeshwari Sachdev

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Easing Menopause

Speaker: Dr. Manish Machave Moderator: Vidya Malvade

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All About Period Problems & Solutions

Speaker: Dr. Ameya C Purandare Moderator: Anjali Tatrari

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Periods – Myths and Facts

Speaker: Dr. Manisha Mishra Moderator: Rajeshwari Sachdev

Speaker Of The Session

Dr. Jayanti Kamat is well known IVF consultant and practicing gynaecologist since last 24 years. She is director of Shrishti fertility care center, Mumbai and has also worked as honorary professor at various institutes. She was awarded Women Iconza Award for her outstanding contribution to women's health care in March 2021by the Times Group.

Dr. Jayanti Kamat, MD FICOG

Dr. Manish Machave is an eminent gynecologist having an experience of over 20 years. He is the Vice-President of OBGYN Society Pune. He is one of the founder member of Pune Association of Gynaec-Endoscopic Surgeons. He runs his own multispecialty hospital in Pune and also a keen academician, having taught in various institutes.

Dr. Manish Machave, Gynecologist

Dr. Parul Kotdawala is a renowned gynecologist and endoscopy surgeon having experience of 35 years. He runs his own Women's clinic in Ahmedabad and attached to Zydus hospital since past more than 20 years. He has chaired honorary posts like president and chairman in many eminent gynecology associations.

Dr. Parul Kotdawala, Gynecologist and Endoscopy Surgeon

Dr. Manisha Mishra is an Ayurvedic expert and Medical advisor to Charak Pharma with over 20 years of experience in holistic healing through Ayurveda.

Dr. Manisha Mishra, Ayurveda Consultant

Dr. Ameya Purandare is renowned in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology with vast experience of 20 years is specialized in High risk Obstetrics and Gynecology, Infertility and Endoscopy.

Dr. Ameya C Purandare, MBBS, MD (Obs-Gyn), DNBE, FCPS, DGO, DFP, FICMCH, MNAMS, FICOG, Fellowship in Gun Endoscopy

1. Clinically Tested Products

At Charak, we constantly conduct trials and tests of various scientific inputs in Ayurveda, thereby making the treatment internationally recognized and sustainable across the globe. We strongly believe in enhancing the standards of Ayurvedic medicine such that it transits from an alternative therapy to a main stream health care.

2. 74 Years of Ayurvedic Expertise

In Ayurveda, a healthy individual is not only one who is free of any illness, but one whose mind, body, and soul are in complete alignment, with all organs functioning at the optimum level. Our vision is to take Ayurveda to a global level and establish ourselves as the best in the field.

Why Charak

3. Export

Our products are well accepted in more than 35 countries worldwide including USA, UK, Greece, Portugal, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Fiji Islands, Dubai, and many more. This is primarily due to our high emphasis on safety and efficacy of the products to meet the international standards. With every country we add to the list, we endeavour to keep the relevance, respect, and efficiency of Ayurveda alive.

4. Efficacy & Safety

Being an ISO 9001:2015 certified group, the quality, and efficacy of our products are affirmed through stringent quality checks and clinical studies. We provide complete technical documentation to demonstrate quality. Our factories have been awarded the WHO-GMP certification.

Symptoms


Menstrual Concerns

Menstrual cycle involves the changes happening in the uterus and ovaries of women under hormonal influence. Every month one of the ovaries produces an egg which if not fertilized gets shed along with the endometrium as  menses. It is a 28 days cycle wherein the uterus undergoes changes for possible pregnancy.

Different factors like diet, lifestyle, medications, addiction etc. can influence the hormones in women and lead to abnormalities of menstrual cycle like

1. Amenorrhoea- no periods:-  It is the condition in which the period don’t commence even after 15-16 years of age. In some cases the period might stop completely in between for 2-3 cycles.

2. Menorrhagia or heavy bleeding during periods Refers to an excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Menstrual period may last for more than 7 days in this condition and affect normal daily activities.

3. Oligo-menorrhoea or scanty periods:- In this condition the periods last for 2 days or less and involves very little
amount of menstrual flow.

4. Dysmenorrhoea or painful periods:- It refers to painful periods and menstrual cramps. Some women experience symptoms like pain, discomfort, nausea, headache etc before menses termed as Pre menstrual syndrome.

Solutions For Period Abnormalities

  • Treating the underlying cause:- The hormonal imbalance is commonly caused by conditions like thyroid abnormalities, PCOS, Obesity etc. Treating these abnormalities help to regularize periods.
  • Healthy Diet:- A diet rich in antioxidants helps to maintain the health of reproductive system. A well balance diet having milk, almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, berries etc helps to maintain hormonal balance.
  • Regular exercise:- Regular exercise can help control weight, improve metabolism and balance hormones. Cycling, jogging, yoga, dancing, aerobics etc and other such activities help to release the happiness hormones and reduces the stress on reproductive system.
  • Drinking Hot water:- Drinking sips of hot water during menses helps to relax the uterine muscles and eases flow. It also relieves bloating and reduces discomfort during menses. A hot water fomentation can also help reduce uterine contraction and reduce pain.
  • Herbal help:- Certain herbs like Shatavari, Haridra , Ashok, Amalaki etc help to regularize hormones and act as a reproductive tonic. They also reduce inflammation and pain and can be used under guidance for treatment of period abnormalities.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common hormonal disorder affecting 10% of women. PCOS affects women’s hormonal levels thereby affecting the ovaries. It affects the women between 15 and 44 years of age.

Causes:

Heredity:- It is seen that a women with this disorder, may have a mother or sister who has PCOS. PCOS runs in the family.

Insulin resistance:- If a woman has PCOS, her body is not able to utilize insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body use sugar from foods for energy. When insulin is not used properly, the body’s demand for insulin increases. And to compensate, our body produces more insulin. More amount of insulin triggers the ovaries to produce more male hormones.

Lifestyle changes:- Eating a lot of junk food, binging, keeping awake late in the night, lack of sleep, sedentary lifestyle are all precursors to metabolic diseases which include PCOS.

Symptoms

  • Menstrual irregularities or absence of menses
  • Women may suffer from acne, hirsutism (excessive dark, coarse hair on body areas like face, chest and back), acanthosis nigricans (dark velvety patches of skin) and hair loss.
  • At a risk of developing obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
  • PCOS can affect the woman’s chances of becoming pregnant. Women with PCOS have menstrual problems and are at higher risk of cancer of the endometrium.

Medications for PCOS:

  • Birth control pills
  • Insulin –sensitizing agents –medicines which improve the body’s ability to use Ayurveda has described many herbs which can effectively help in the management of PCOS by

Herbs beneficial in PCOS

  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Vijaysaar (Pterocarpus marsupium), Gudmar (Gymnema sylvestre), Jambu (Eugenia jambolana)
  • These herbs act as insulin sensitizers
  • They help to restore hormonal levels
  • They help to lower the high cholesterol levels.
  • They help to reduce excess body weight and improve ovulation to improve fertility.


Proper lifestyles, food and good exercise along with herbs are a key to correcting PCOS.


Female Infertility

Inability to get pregnant even after frequent sexual intercourse for a year is termed as infertility. When the cause of the infertility is found to come from the female partner, it’s considered female infertility. Female infertility can result from age, physical problems, hormonal issues, and lifestyle or environmental factors.

Causes of Female Infertility

  • Defects in the fallopian tube – Fallopian tubes can get damaged due to scars post pelvic infections, endometriosis and pelvic surgery. This can prevent sperm from reaching an egg in the tube and cause infertility.
  • Problems with egg – Hormonal imbalance in women can lead to improper growth and maturation of egg and also affect ovulation leading to infertility.
  • Chromosomal defects- Certain chromosomal defects can affect the egg and lead to formation of abnormal fetus which doesn’t survive.
  • Cervical issues – Unfavourable cervical environment in some women prevents sperm from passing through the cervical canal.
  • Uterine issues – Uterine conditions like polyps, fibroids, endometrial defects, endometriosis etc can cause infertility in women.
  • Unexplained infertility – In about 20% couple when no reason is found it is described as unexplained infertility.

Tips To Improve Fertility In Women

  • Eat Healthy Food- Food rich in antioxidants and having healthy fats helps to maintain health of reproductive system. Fresh fruits, vegetables,
    nuts, seeds, cereals etc should be preferred in everyday diet. Packed, junk and stale food can affect the reproductive health.
  • Maintain Weight- Overweight and underweight women are at increased risk of ovulation disorders. If you need to lose weight, exercise moderately, do intermittent fasting and eat right.
  • Quit Smoking – Tobacco has multiple negative effects on fertility, it can affect your general health and the health of a fetus. It is also a major cause of miscarriage.
  • Avoid Alcohol – Heavy alcohol use may lead to decreased fertility. It can also affect the health of a developing fetus.
  • Reduce Stress- Stress can affect fertility and health. Practice yoga and meditation to reduce stress. Indulge in any activity or hobby that makes you happy and reduces stress.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common disorder in females, affecting 10-15% of all women of reproductive age group. The inner lining of uterus i.e. endometrium abnormally grows outside the uterus in this disorder. The common organs
affected are ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus etc. This abnormally grown endometrium acts like regular endometrial tissue and bleeds during menses. It leads to pain, inflammation and various other symptoms.

Symptoms of Endometriosis

  • Painful periods
  • Irregular periods
  • Lower back pain during menses
  • Pain during and after intercourse
  • Blood in stool or urine
  • Trouble getting pregnant

Management

  • Conventional management of endometriosis incorporates use of pain killers, NSAID’s, hormonal replacement therapy and surgery.
  • Certain ayurvedic herbs have been found to be useful in the management of endometriosis.
  • Haldi or Turmeric has proven anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce pain in endometriosis.
  • Musta effectively delays and stops the proliferation of endometrial cells. It also relieves pain during menses.
  • Lodhra helps to restore hormonal balance and is useful in irregular periods.
  • Along with these medicines a correct diet and lifestyle changes can help deal with endometriosis and its symptoms naturally.

Yoga and Exercise:

  • Yoga like Pawanmuktasana, Kokilasana are known to regulate hormones and reduce menstrual pain.

White Discharge

Discharge through vagina is normal and has protective function. If it is accompanied by itching and has a thick, cottage cheese-like consistency or yellowish appearance it is abnormal. It is also called Leucorrhea. Such discharges
may originate from the vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or, most commonly, the cervix due to various infections.

What are the types of vaginal discharge?

1. Physiologic leucorrhea – It is due to estrogen stimulation. Leucorrhea may occur normally during pregnancy.

2. Inflammatory leucorrhea – It may also result from inflammation or congestion of the vaginal mucosa.

3. Parasitic leucorrhea – Leucorrhea is also caused by Trichomonas vaginalis.

What are the causes of white discharge?

1. Trichomoniasis, Candidiasis – parasitic infection caused by unprotected sex

2. Bacterial infection in pregnant women or women who have multiple sexual partners

3. Birth control pills, Douches, scented soaps or lotions, bubble bath

4. Cervical cancer, Diabetes, Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

5. Chlamydia or gonorrhea (STDs), sexually transmitted infections

6. Vaginal atrophy, the thinning and drying out of the vaginal walls during menopause

7. Vaginitis, irritation in or around the vagina

How is abnormal vaginal discharge diagnosed?

A clinical examination to determine the cause of the discharge is necessary. The exam will include questions about symptoms. Doctor will also perform a pelvic exam to look for swelling and discharge. The doctor may take a sample of the discharge or do a Pap test to collect cells from cervix for further examination.

Treatment for White Discharge

Treatment is eliminating the underlying cause and typically involves administration of an anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory agent.

Prevention of White Discharge

1. After using the toilet, always wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from getting into the vagina and causing an infection.

2. Keep the vagina clean by washing with a gentle, mild soap and warm water on the outside.

3. Wear cotton underpants during the day. Don’t wear underpants at night.

4. Avoid wearing tight pants, pantyhose, swimming suits, biking shorts, or leotards for long periods.

5. Change your laundry detergent or fabric softener if you think it may be irritating your genital area.

6. Avoid hot tubs. Bathe or shower daily and pat your genital area dry.

7. Avoid scented soaps feminine hygiene sprays, colored or perfumed toilet paper, deodorant pads or tampons, and bubble bath.

Role of Ayurveda and Herbs in White Discharge

1. Lodhra and Ashok arrest excessive vaginal discharge.

2. Gokshur and Neem have potent antifungal action.

3. Daruharidra and Guduchi have anti-inflammatory activity.

4. Nagkeshar and Madayantika has anti-bacterial property.


Lactation

Lactation is the process by which milk is secreted from the mammary glands of the postpartum female breast. It happens in response to the infant sucking at the nipple.

Breast feeding has multiple health benefits for new born and hence adequate amount of breast milk should be synthesized.

Breast feeding protects against allergies, sickness, and enhances immunity. It is easily digested and forms an excellent source of nourishment for the developing child. Exclusive breastfeeding means that the infant receives only breast milk. It is indicated to be given for first 6 months after birth.

Causes Of Inadequate Lactation

Following factors can affect milk production in women.

  • Not taking adequate rest.
  • Improper diet.
  • Lack of nourishment.
  • Stress.
  • Irregular sleep.
  • Hormonal imbalance.
  • Taking other medication.
  • Too much caffeine in diet.
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption.

Natural Ways To Improve Lactation

  • Frequent breast feeding:- The act of breast feeding causes contraction of breast that leads to release of certain hormones responsible for more milk production.
  • Have a healthy Diet:- Eat a well balanced nutritious diet comprising of fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals etc. Drink adequate amount of water daily and never skip meals. Drink milk more often which also helps to synthesize more breast milk.
  • Take adequate Rest:- Adequate sleep and rest is essential for proper nourishment of women’s body and help to secrete milk in required quantity.
  • Household spices for lactation:- Certain spices and food ingredients can help improve milk production. Garlic, ginger, fenugreek, flax seeds, fennel, garden cress seeds etc have galactagouge properties which help in effective production as well as emptying of breast milk from breast.

Menopause

Menopause is a natural process occurring in the life of every woman. It isthe natural cessation of menstrual cycle which happens after the age of 40. The hormonal changes happening at this age are responsible for
stopping of menstrual cycle. It is a slow process and this may also lead to multiple other changes happening in the body of women.

A woman typically suffers from following symptoms during menopause

Symptoms

  • Loss of sleep
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Emotional changes & mood swings
  • Fatigue and irritability
  • Dry skin, eyes, or mouth
  • Palpitations
  • Joint pain
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Loss of sex drive

Diet & Lifestyle changes helpful during menopause

Lifestyle changes help many women deal with menopause symptoms.

  • If you are having hot flashes, drink cooling drinks like coconut water, fresh fruit juices etc. Applying a cooling facepack and foot pack made with sandalwood, multani mitti, rose water might help.
  • Use a vaginal moisturizer or lubricant for dryness and itching.
  • Stay socially and mentally active to avoid anxiety and irritation.
  • Have fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Diet rich in antioxidants like flaxseeds, methi, soyabeans, walnuts, almonds, berries etc will help reduce the symptoms of menopause.
  • A calcium rich diet including milk, soyabeans, cabbage, dates, ragi will make up for calcium loss and take care of joints and bones.
  • Limit the intake of alcohol and avoid smoking. Both can cause early menopause and increase hot flashes.
  • Exercise regularly to sleep better and prevent conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
  • Regular practice of yoga will help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.