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Bengaluru: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrives at the Bengaluru International Airport in Bengaluru, on March 5, 2015. He is in Bengaluru for treatment at a private ayurvedic hospital. (Photo: IANS)

Kejriwal on bitter gourd juice at Jindal Naturecare in Bangalore

 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put through rigorous Ayurvedic diet of bitter gourd juice and fenugreek seeds to combat chronic cough that he is suffering from at Jindal Naturecare Institute in Bangalore on Friday, a day after he got admitted.

As Kejriwal is diabetic, he was also served bitter gourd juice and sprouted fenugreek seeds juice during daytime, said a doctor.  “We have begun treating Kejriwal after conducting the required tests for his chronic cough and high blood sugar level as he is diabetic,” said the doctor at the Jindal Naturcure Institute told IANS.

As per the strict regime followed at the institute, Kejriwal woke up at 5 a.m. and had undergone detoxification therapy, followed by yogic exercises, acupressure and other therapies such as mud therapy, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy.

“No medicines are given. Kejriwal is allowed to take insulin to keep his blood sugar level under control as he is diabetic,” the doctor said but declined to give more detail as he is not authorised to speak to media.

The 46-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener has been prescribed menu consisting of fresh juices, boiled vegetables, chapathis, sprouts and soup for breakfast, lunch and supper at specific timings and retired to bed early (10pm.)

“The treatment will be the same as naturopathy involves removing toxins from his body to rejuvenate and restore normal health,” the doctor said.

A team of doctors monitoring Kejriwal’s health condition will, however, decide on specific treatment to cure his dry cough based on test results and his body’s response to the detoxification therapy.

Kejriwal is staying with his parents — Gobind Ram and Gita Devi — in a two-room cottage in the sprawling institute on the city’s outskirts.(IANS)

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