Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune disorder. This disease is becoming quite common nowadays. This is all due to the luxurious life or inappropriate lifestyle and diet. Bad dietary habits and bad lifestyle suppresses or weakens our immune system. This immune system is responsible for fighting against various infections. This disease is generally caused by a weak immune system response. It is a condition in which the immune system attacks your own body cells. When the immune system senses the foreign particles it sends its own army to fight against these invaders called antibodies. But when this immune system mistakenly attacks its own body cells then the condition is called autoimmune disorders so as in sarcoidosis. So 0this article we will discuss the condition Sarcoidosis and herbal remedies for sarcoidosis.
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects our lungs, lymph nodes, skin, heart etc. This condition is an autoimmune disorder. In sarcoidosis, there is a growth of abnormal masses generally known as granulomas or clumps of inflammatory cells. This disease can affect multiple organs in the body, but mostly affects the lungs and lymph glands. The less commonly affected sites include eyes, brain, heart and liver. The granulomas may alter the normal structure of the organs and also alter the functioning of the affected organ in the body.
Ayurvedic Aspect For Sarcoidosis
In Ayurveda, we can correlate this disease with chinnashwasa. This comes under the shwasa roga. This disease is caused by the vitiation of vata and kapha dosha. The causative factors for this disease are regular visits on dusty areas, staying in cold areas, excessive exercise, excessive masturbation, intake of dry or rough food, drinking excessive cold water, taking shower with cold water, day sleep, etc and this results in the vitiation of Rasa dhatu (lymphatic system) and causes symptoms like dyspnea, excessive sweating, fainting, redness of eyes, watering of eyes, dry mouth, pain in lower abdomen, weight loss and chest pain during inspiration.
The exact cause of this disease is not known. It may be associated with an abnormal immune response of the immune system. Our own immune system mistakenly attacks the healthy cells of the body and causes diseases. But researchers propose this theory also that gender and genetic factors may be involved in this condition.
- Gender: This disease is more common in women than in men. Sarcoidosis occurs mostly in the age group between 20 and 40 years of age.
- Genetic: Family history might have a role in causing sarcoidosis disease. Thus a person is at higher risk that has a family history of sarcoidosis.
Clinical Features/Signs And Symptoms
Initially some patients have no symptoms with sarcoidosis. Generally the symptoms of this disease vary depending on the affected organ. So the common complaints of the patients who are suffering from this disease are:
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Weight Loss
- Pain and swelling in the joints
- Dry Mouth
- Abdominal Swelling
This disease mainly affects the lungs of the person, so the symptoms may include:
- Dry Cough
- Wheezing Sound
- Chest Pain
If this disease is left untreated then the following complications may arise:
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Kidney Failure
- Facial Paralysis
In general, this disease can be difficult to diagnose. The symptoms may vary in this condition from person to person and can be similar to other diseases. So common tests for this disease are:
- Chest X-ray (For granulomas and swollen lymph nodes)
- Chest CT scan (to look for any deformity)
- Lung function test (to check lung capacity)
- Biopsy (to rule out any cancerous growth)
Ayurvedic Management For Sarcoidosis
Acharya Charaka mentioned the treatment protocol for dyspnea as:
The patients who are suffering from hiccups and dyspnea firstly be managed with sudation therapy by tubular, bed or bolus methods after the patient is massaged with rock salt which is mixed with sesame oil. This is the best home treatment for hiccups and dyspnea.
The other treatment protocol is vaman (Induce emesis) is the best procedure for respiratory disorders to alleviate kapha dosha and Nasya (medicated nasal drops)
Some Classical Ayurvedic Formulations are:
Along with above procedures we can give some Ayurvedic remedies for the treatment of this disease.
- Shwas Kuthar Ras
- Kapha Ketu Ras
- Shwas kasa chintamani ras
- Abhrak Bhasma
- Laxmi Vilas Ras
- Mukta Pishti
- Tankan Bhasma
- Vijay Vati
- Marichyadi Vati
- Lavangadi Vati
- Vyoshadi Vati
- Kushmand Churna
- Soma Churna
- Shringyadi Churna
- Dashmool Kwath
- Shirish Kwath
- Vasadi Kwath
Herbal Remedies For Sarcoidosis
If anyone is wondering about herbal treatment for sarcoidosis then must go for Planet Ayurveda. Now the next question in your mind is what is Planet Ayurveda?
Don’t worry I will tell you! This is a manufacturing company that manufactures herbal products from the extracts of potent herbs. These are tested from ancient time formulas and made under the guidance of expert Ayurvedic physicians. This is a worldwide leading manufacturing company. Planet Ayurveda offers the following herbal products for the management of sarcoidosis:
- Curcumin Capsules
- Kanchnaar Guggul
- Aller-G Care
- Punarnava Mandur
1. Curcumin Capsules
This herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda is the best antiseptic herbal formulation in Ayurveda. The capsules are prepared from the extracts of Haridra (Curcuma longa). This herb relieves swelling and inflammation in the body. It prevents the body from the spread of various infections. This herb also has digestive properties and is useful in the treatment of digestive disorders. It is rich in natural antioxidants and protects from free radical damage thus helps in the management of sarcoidosis. It also helps in the purification of the blood.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain.
2. Kanchnaar Guggul
This classical formulation in Ayurveda used for centuries in the treatment of cancer, polyp or any kind of excessive growth in the body. This formulation is made from the herbs like Kachnaar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Embilica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Varuna (Crataeva religiosa), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), etc. These ingredients help in pacifying kapha dosha which is the cause of excessive growth in the body. Kanchanar is the main ingredient in this formulation. This herb has anticancer properties.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with plain water.
3. Aller-G Care
This is a very effective herbal supplement for respiratory problems and allergy. This product is made from the standardized extracts of Haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Shirish (Albizia lebbeck), and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This herbal product removes the accumulated toxins and also relieves the entire physiologic system. This product has a wonderful combination of herbs that best act as anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory. Aller-G care is an effective herbal remedy for all types of allergies like asthma, sneezing, rhinitis, sinusitis, etc.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.
4. Punarnava Mandur
This is a single herb formulation and helpful in purification of blood as well to increase the RBCs cells. This formulation is prepared from the standardized extracts of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) and is also used in the treatment of water retention and edema. It is beneficial in the treatment of blood and lymphatic disorders. It increases the RBCs in the body and helps to excrete the excessive iron overload in the body. It naturally expels fluids from the body. Punarnava is a rejuvenative and is also used in impaired urinary functions. It is beneficial in promoting healthy liver function. Due to all these properties, this is used in the treatment of sarcoidosis.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day with plain water after meals.
This is an autoimmune disorder and it is very difficult to treat or we can say that it is rarely managed by allopathic medicines. But Ayurveda manages these types of autoimmune conditions from its root cause. Planet ayurveda provides herbal medications to manage these autoimmune disorders and shows very good results. Planet Ayurveda also provides diet plans and lifestyle modifications along with Herbal formulations for better results. The products are safe to use as they are devoid of any kind of preservatives and additives. For more details of our products, you can check our store website www.planetayurveda.com