Do You Know About Lupus And Its Ayurvedic Treatment?


Lupus is a chronic condition autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system becomes overactive and attacks the healthy tissues and organs of the body, recognizing them as foreign particles and producing antibodies against them. It is also known as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

Lupus Disease

Causes Of Lupus

The specific cause of Lupus or SLE is not known but some factors are responsible for this disease.

  • Genetic Factor – The disease is not associated to genes, but a person may have lupus if any family members have other autoimmune conditions.
  • Environmental Factor – Some of the environmental factors that trigger the disease are physical and emotional stress like trauma, ultraviolet rays, viruses, and some medications.
  • Gender – Women are more likely to be affected by lupus than men.
  • Hormonal Changes – During pregnancy, women have hormonal changes due to which they experience more symptoms of lupus and at the time of their menstruation which may be due to estrogen. So, hormonal changes during pregnancy are also one of the causes of lupus.
  • Some Medicines – Medicines such as phenytoin, isoniazid, hydralazine, quinidine and procainamide are known to induce lupus. However, the symptoms of the condition decrease once the medicine inducing it is discontinued.

Symptoms Of Lupus

The signs and symptoms of lupus depend on which system of the body is affected by the disease. All patients with lupus have some skin changes.

  • Common Symptoms
    • Fatigue
    • Fever
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Feeling of restlessness
    • Hair loss
  • Classical Symptoms
    • A butterfly-shaped rash appears on the face covering the cheeks and bridge of the nose
    • Rash on other parts of the body (hands, neck or chest)
  • Neurological Symptoms
    • Headaches
    • Change in personality
    • Seizures
    • Psychosis
  • Symptoms Related to Kidney Problems
    • Legs swelling
    • Weight gain
    • Proteinuria
    • Hematuria
    • Hypertension
    • Increased serum urea or creatinine level
  • Other Symptoms
    • Photosensitive
    • Severe rashes on sun exposure
    • Painless skin ulcers inside the mouth or nose.
    • Arthritis
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chest pain
    • Paleness and numbness in fingers, nose, toes and ears when exposed to cold due to improper blood supply

Complications Of Lupus

  • Infections
  • Cancer
  • Bone’s collapse
  • Increased risk of miscarriage
  • Cause hypertension during pregnancy
  • Kidney damage and kidney failure
  • Vasculitis
  • Inflammation of lungs
  • Inflammation of heart muscles

Ayurvedic Aspects For Lupus

According to Ayurveda Lupus happens when three dosha Vata, Pitta, and Kapha get imbalanced and lead to disruption in all the Dhatus (tissues) including  Rasa Dhatu, Skin (Twak), Rakta Dhatu and Mamsa Dhatu. The Vata is the chief reason among all three dosha to develop this disease.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Lupus

Ayurveda for the treatment of lupus focuses on the healing of the body naturally by herbs which cures turbulent dosha (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) and balances these three dosha which are essential for a healthy body.

Herbs For Lupus

  1. Turmeric
  2. Bhumi Amla
  3. Amalaki
  4. Giloy

These herbs shows effective results in Lupus and are also used in the production of Ayurvedic products.

Ayurvedic Products For Lupus By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is formulating herbal products containing pure and natural herbs which are very effective in the treatment of Lupus. These products improve the functioning of the immune system and balance the tridosha of the body which causes this disease.

Products List

  1. Giloy Capsules
  2. Curcumin Capsules
  3. Gandhak Rasayana
  4. Immune Booster

Products Description

Herbal Remedies For Lupus, Lupus

1. Giloy Capsules

The pure extract of Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) herb is added to prepare Giloy Capsules. It is an amazing herb which balances Vata, Pitta, and Kapha all three dosha of the body. It improves the functions of the immune system and provides positive effects in autoimmune diseases. Hence, it proves to be effective in the treatment of Lupus. Giloy Capsules have antipyretic, diuretic, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, stimulant, stomachic, digestive, bactericidal and aphrodisiac properties. It also acts as a blood purifying agent.

Dosage:  2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin capsules contain a standardized extract of naturally grown Turmeric (Curcuma longa). It possesses anti-oxidant property that helps to eliminate free radicals from the body. It improves health and improving immunity. It acts as a natural antibiotic and powerful against many infections and allergies. It also acts as a blood purifier.

Dosage: 2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

3. Gandhak Rasayana

These tablets contain Sulphur purified (Gandhak). It has moisture absorbing property which makes it a fabulous hydrant that helps to make better and younger-looking skin. It acts as an outstanding topical exfoliate, which removes the dead surface of the skin and makes skin healthy and glowing. That’s why it is known as a good rejuvenating herb. It also helps in removing harmful toxins from the body. Because of these properties Gandhak Rasayan capsules are effective in the treatment of Lupus.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water.

4. Immune Booster Capsules

These capsules prepared by the combination of various herbs such as Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Grape seeds (Vitis vinifera), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), and Go- Piyush (Bovine colustrums). As the name of these capsules indicates, these boost the immunity and enables the body to fight infections. It also helps to eliminate the harmful toxins from the body and protect the body from damage due to free radicals. It is very helpful in the treatment of many health diseases. Thus, Immune booster capsules are very effective in the treatment of lupus.

Dosage: 2 capsules once or twice in a day with water after meals.


Hence, it can be concluded that Ayurvedic medicines proves to be the best medicinal system providing treatment for lupus without any side effects.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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