Ascites- Ayurvedic Aspect and Treatment With Herbal Remedies


Ascites is an abnormal condition that involves the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity. This condition can occur due to several reasons and can involve the destruction of more internal body organs (Liver, kidney, heart, etc). A person of any age can be affected by this disease. In this article, we will get to know the causes, symptoms, and treatment for this disease according to Ayurveda.



Ascites are defined as the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity especially between the peritoneal cavity. The disease is associated with liver diseases like liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, etc. while it can also be seen as associated with other diseases related to the kidney and heart.  Accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity is not a simple symptom but a very fatal symptom that indicates the progression of certain diseases to a great extent. The filled fluid in the cavities exerts pressure in the surrounding organs that leads to arise of more symptoms such as pressure on the lungs and bronchial cavity-causing breathing problems, pressure on the stomach causing loss of appetite or nausea, etc. proper diagnosis and liver examination should be done to rule out the exact cause of this condition. The main goal of the treatment is managing to reduce abnormal symptoms by reducing fluid accumulation at the correct time to reduce the chances of arising complications.

Ayurvedic Aspect

In Ayurveda Ascites is classified under ‘Udar Rogas’ and is correlated to ‘Jalodar’ disease. Jalodara is an abnormal disorder that involves the accumulation of water inside the abdominal cavity in between Twacha and the mams (peritoneal cavity), due to certain reasons. This is a Vata dosha predominant tridoshaj disease that involves defilement of ‘Ras’ (plasma), rakta (blood), and abdominal secretions. Nirjal, nirana, and nirlavana chikitsa is indicated for jalodara in Ayurveda texts. That means treatment involves strict non-consumption of water, salt, and food, which may hinder the management. Ayurveda offers surgical management for jalodara along with medicinal management (Herbal diuretics).


Ascites can occur due to various reasons. It can occur individually or as an abnormal symptom of various diseases. Some Common causes of ascites are

  • Malnutrition
  • Portal hypertension
  • Liver diseases (cirrhosis, cancer, etc)
  • Certain infections
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart failure


Common symptoms of Ascites are listed below

  • Swelling in the abdomen due to accumulation of fluid
  • Weight gain Rapidly
  • Breathing problems
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Swelling in legs and weight-bearing joints
  • Frequent urination


Diagnosis for ascites involves

  • Physical examination
  • Medical history
  • Blood tests
  • Liver function test
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan
  • Paracentesis


Treatment of ascites includes

  • Certain medications
  • Diuretics
  • Paracentesis
  • TIPS
  • Surgical interventions

Herbal medicines by Planet Ayurveda for the Treatment of Ascites

Planet Ayurveda is a well-known pharmaceutical company in India that is famous for the manufacturing of potent herbal medicines and products. The products are free from toxic substances and chemicals. The purity level of the medicines is 100%. They use naturally occurring herbal extracts in their manufacturing. The medicines recommended to treat ascites like body disease are as follows

Products List

  1. Punarnava Capsules
  2. Water-Ex Tablets
  3. Rencure Formula
  4. Liver Detox Capsules
  5. Jalodarari Rasa

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Products Description

1. Punarnava Capsules

These ayurvedic capsules are prepared from standard extracts of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) along with other herbal mixtures. The work of these capsules is to reduce the inflammation in the body by working on the inflamed region in ascites. These capsules are prescribed in ascites for quick and effective reduction in swelling due to accumulated fluid and aggravated and imbalanced doshas, which may cause more complications.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily.

2. Water-EX Tablets

These herbal tablets have an herbal mixture in their effective ingredients list containing Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), etc. This herbal combination of different herbs makes these tablets potent for reducing the abnormal water accumulation in the body along with reducing the abnormal swelling in the internally affected body organs. Multiple herbs used have multiple healing effects on the body. These tablets are recommended for this purpose by doctors.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily.

3. Rencure Formula

This is a herbal formula that is primarily used in certain kidney and renal system-related disorders. Each capsule of this formula contains extracts from Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), etc.  These capsules have the potency to treat kidney-related, water and electrolyte imbalances, water retention, and other problems. Because of such helpful medicinal properties of this formula, they are effectively used and prescribed in the treatment of ascites. These capsules will help to ease the abnormal symptoms of this disease.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily.

4. Liver Detox Capsules

Ascites predominantly affect the organ LIVER IN THE BODY. Thus these capsules are recommended to protect and recover the hampered liver tissues in this disease. These capsules contain herbs such as Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurrao), Makoy (Solanum indicum), Himsra (Capparis spinosa), etc. These capsules detoxify the liver by eliminating the toxins from the body. These capsules are also used to cure certain liver-related diseases along with ascites such as liver cirrhosis, fatty liver, hepatitis, balancing liver enzymes, etc. These detox capsules will detoxify the liver, which will ultimately improve the health of the person.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily

5. Jalodarari Rasa

This rasa preparation of planet Ayurveda contains herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Rajani (Curcuma longa), Jaipala (Croton tiglium), etc. These tablets have a strong purgative effect due to the presence of such herbs in them. Thus these tablets are prescribed for ascites disease to relieve the symptoms. These tablets need to be consumed in an adequate dose prescribed to you by your doctor. Strict precautions and diet indicated need to be followed along with these medications.

Dosage- Take 1 tablet twice daily

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Thus, it is concluded that Ascites is a fatal disease that can also be life-threatening if not treated in time. To avoid more adverse effects and complications due to certain medications, you must follow ayurvedic herbal treatment for achieving health. To book your appointments at Planet Ayurveda, you can visit our official website. You can also ask any disease-related questions at the website

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit. Read More

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