Bone Cancer And Its Treatment In Ayurveda With Herbal Remedies


Bone cancer usually starts in the long bones of legs and arms or pelvis, however it can begin in any bone of the body. This is a rare type of cancer which comprises less than 1% of all types of cancer. Tumors which are non cancerous in nature are more common in the bones. Bone cancer is not the type which starts somewhere else in the body and gets spread to the bones through metastasis but these are the ones which begin in the bones. In this article you can find all the information about bone cancers in detail along with its herbal treatment and management.

Bone Cancer


Abnormal and uncontrolled growth of the cells in the bones is termed as bone cancer. Gradually these abnormally growing cancerous cells start destroying the normal cells of the bones. Over time bone cancer can spread to other parts of the body through metastasis. Tumors which are common in bones do not spread to other parts of the body but they weaken the bones and can lead to broken bones.


As per Ayurvedic concept cancer is called as Arbuda, i.e. major neoplasm and minor neoplasm. The three doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and kapha dosha are responsible for the balance of the health of a human being. In case of cancer all these three get out of balance and their mutual coordination is lost leading to tissue damage and other serious damage to the body.


Some of the major signs and symptoms of bone cancer are

  • Pain in bones which:
    1. On and off
    2. Pain becomes worse at night
    3. Painkillers are not helping with the pain
  • Affected area gets swollen and tender
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Bones become weak and fracture can occur easily
  • Weight loss without any known cause


The exact cause behind the bone cancer is not known. However in some cases hereditary factors are found to be underlying while in others radiation exposure is in the history. Paget’s disease of bone in elderly people increases the risk of bone cancer in them.


There are different types of bone cancers depending upon the cell type in which the disease begins.

  1. Osteosarcoma – This is the most common type of cancer which affects young adults and children commonly. Long bones of the arms or legs. However in certain rare conditions osteosarcomas can also occur outside the bone which is called extraskeletal osteosarcoma.
  2. Chondrosarcoma – It is the second most common type of bone cancer where cartilage is formed by cancerous cells. Chondrosarcomas generally affect the bones of pelvis, arms or legs and older adults or middle aged people are usually affected by it.
  3. Ewing sarcoma – This type of bone cancer starts in the bones of legs, arms or pelvis and young adults and children are affected by it.


Detailed history and physical examination of the patient by a doctor is the first step of diagnosis. Further for the confirmation of the condition certain tests are done like X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, PET scan and Bone scans.


Treatment of bone cancer will depend upon the type of cancer a person is having, stage of cancer and their overall health. Different types of treatment can be adopted for different cancers as per the response of the patient. Different conventional treatments available for bone cancers are Surgery, Chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.


Ayurveda has been used since ages to treat and manage severe diseases like bone cancer. Aim here is to balance the tridoshas in the body and prevent abnormal growth of cells and destruction of normal tissues. Also in cases it is used to combat the side effects of radiation therapy or chemotherapy which is being given to the patient.


Planet Ayurveda is a very well known herbal pharmaceutical throughout the world. All the herbal remedies produced here are purely vegetarian, free from chemicals, preservatives, additives, fillers, colors or dye. They are completely safe and full of therapeutic herbs which help in management and treatment of bone cancer.

  1. Ashwagandha Capsule
  2. Curcumin Capsule
  3. Kanchnaar Guggul
  4. Tulsi Capsule
  5. Guggul Capsule
  6. Chandraprabha Vati

Ayurvedic treatment of bone cancer

Product Description

1. Ashwagandha Capsule

These are single herb capsules prepared from standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) herb. Ashwagandha capsules help in giving strength to muscles and bones, combating the side effects of chemotherapies preventing complications.

Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Curcumin Capsule

These are the single herb capsules prepared from active components of haridra (Curcuma longa). Curcumin capsules possess numerous health benefits and help in treating inflammation, clear off tumor, balances tridoshas and promotes growth of healthy cells.

Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

These herbal tablets help in scraping off the tumor and its additional blood supply. Kanchnaar guggul is known to treat the abnormal growths and inflammation. It is prepared from herbs like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Varuna (Crataeva religiosa), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) etc. Kanchnaar guggul also balances the tridosha in the body.

Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Tulsi Capsule

Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) is used in the standardized extract form to prepare this medicinally potent formula. Tulsi is very well known for its therapeutic properties and possesses many antioxidants which prevent cell and tissue damage by free radicals. It helps in enhancing immunity and fighting against the disease.

Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

5. Guggul Capsule

Guggul (Commiphora mukul) is the main ingredient of these Ayurvedic capsules which contain amazing medicinal properties. Guggul capsules possess antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties which help in treating the ailment by preventing the chronic inflammation and damage done by free radicals to the body.

Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

6. Chanderprabha Vati

It helps in relieving bone pains, lethargy and weakness. Chandraprabha vati is prepared using Shilajit (Asphaltum), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Kapur (Cinnamomum camphora), Hairdra (Curcuma longa), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Chavya (Piper chaba), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus) etc.

Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.


Ayurveda can help in managing and treating the ailment with natural herbs and compounds that possess natural healing therapeutic properties for bones. Correct treatment and management of bone cancer can help improve the prognosis.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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