Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis Treatment By Ayurveda


Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis or EPS is the rare cause of intestinal obstruction characterised by fibrotic encapsulation of bowel due to progressive intra- abdominal inflammatory process. Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis is a clinical syndrome with the major signs of inflammatory parameters, gastrointestinal obstruction and macroscopic changes. By International Society for Peritoneal dialysis as a syndrome continuously, repeatedly or intermittently present with symptoms of the intestinal obstruction caused by adhesions of diffusely thickened peritoneum. Let’s discuss in detail about this disease;



It is an uncommon but severe complication of peritoneal dialysis,

Owtschinnikow firstly described about the encasement of intestines by fibrocollagenous membrane in 1907 and named the term as peritonitis chronica fibrosa incapsulata. EPS is also called as abdominal cocoon syndrome, obstructive peritonitis, calcific peritonitis, peritoneal fibrosis,peritoneal sclerosis and  sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis etc. Encapsulating  characterised by the presence of an inflammatory reaction and fibrosis in peritoneum which produces persistent, intermittent and recurrent symptoms of intestinal obstruction. In Ayurveda Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis is related to aggravated Vata dosha imbalance of Vata causes the intra-abdominal inflammatory process. It is a disease of Annavaha strotodushti


  • EPS is the very rare complication of peritoneal dialysis.
  • In Ayurveda EPS occurs due to aggravated Vata dosha.

 Sign and Symptoms of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis includes

  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss
  • Early satiety
  • Nausea
  • Pain and fullness in abdomen
  • Altered bowel habit
  • Ascites

Causes of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis

Causes of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis are not known clearly, but some of the causes are:

  • Uremia
  • Inflammation
  • Loss of mesothelial fibrinolytic response
  • Chronic exposure to biocompatible PD solutions


  • Physical Examination: Abdominal mass and abdominal distension is mainly seen in the physical examination.
  • CT-scan: Different diagnosis are seen in CT- scan ie: Small bowel tethering, peritoneal calcifications, loculated ascites, dilated loops of bowel and thickened peritoneum.
  • Plain radiograph: This test may show the gas-fluid levels similar to those in patients with any other cause of the small-bowel obstruction.

Wall of the cocoon may also calcify

  • Ultrasound: In this test presence of ascites may be seen, clumped bowel loops and appearance of hyperechoic membrane are also seen.
  • MRI: This will demonstrate the same features as CT scan, but MRI gives a better image of thickened bowel and peritoneal membrane as compared to CT scan.

Management of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis

In the management of EPS different therapies are used which includes:

  • Nutrition support: Nutrition is very important in this condition and we have to firstly provide nutrition to the patient.
  • Anti-inflammatory therapy: Immunosuppression, steroids and tamoxifen are effective in this disease.
  • Surgery

Ayurvedic Overview of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis

Ayurveda is the science which gives us relief from every disease from many years. In Ayurveda health of the human body only depends on the tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha), imbalance of these doshas produces disease in the body. So Ayurveda only manages these doshas by different therapies and medicines. The disease Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis is a result of Anna Vaha srotas dushti in which Vata dosha mainly aggravates. Acharya Charka and Sushruta both have mentioned the Amashay as the root for the Anna Vaha srotas. Aggravated Vata results in intestinal obstruction, pain, constipation etc.Vata is the most important dosha in tridosha and results in many diseases, so it’s very important to maintain the Vata dosha.

Herbal Rremedies for Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda produces the best formulation of herbal remedies for Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis. These remedies are natural and are free from all tyes of chemicals, preservatives. colours and dyes etc. All the formulations are formulated under MD Ayurveda experts. In this disease Vata dosha mainly aggravates and these remedies mainly pacify the aggravated Vata dosha. Herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda are given below:

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It helps to maintain the stomach health. Ingredients involved in this formulation are: Nagarmotha (Cyperus scariosus), Vaividang (Embelia ribes) , Tejpatra (Cinnamomum tamala), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) and Nishoth (Opercilina turpethum) etc. In the disease Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis this particular formulation improves the immune system and reduces the infection occurring in the stomach.

Dosage: ½ tsp twice daily with warm water


This formulation effectively works on the overall health of the body. The ingredient present is: Saral (Pinus roxburghii).Saral ghan vati in the disease Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis mainly functions on the inflammation and also gives relief from indigestion.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily


These capsules balances the aggravated Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha)

Ingredients (Extract) involved in the formulation are: Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Revandchini (Rheum emodi), Mooli satva (Raphanus sativus), Kamlegh (Andrographis paniculata) and Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri).In this disease these capsules mainly works on the aggravated Vata dosha, pacify the Vata and balance tridoshas in the body.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily


Triphala capsules balance the Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Ingredients mainly involved are: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) , Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). These capsules really work in the healthy digestion and pacify the aggravated Vata dosha.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily.


This churna maintains the overall health of the body and improves the immune system. Ingredients present in this formulation are: Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and Varun (Crataeva nurvala). The formulation balance the aggravated Vata dosha the churna supports the healthy urinary system and also maintain the health of kidney.

Dosage: 1 tsp twice daily.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4040 (India), +91-172-521-4040 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 842-749-4030.


Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis is the very rare intestinal obstruction characterised by the fibrotic encapsulation of bowel due to progressive intra- abdominal inflammatory process. EPS consists two stages i.e. Primary (idiopathic) and secondary. In early stages the disease is manageable but when it progresses to chronic stage it’s very difficult to manage. From the Ayurvedic point of view the disease is caused by Annavaha srotas dushti due to aggravated Vata dosha. Aggravated Vata dosha results in the intra-abdominal inflammatory process. We have discussed the herbal remedies for Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis which are very effective in the disease. These natural remedies pacify the aggravated dosha and also gives strength to the immune system.

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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 www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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