Herbal Remedies for The Treatment of Desmoid Tumors

Abstract

If you see a formation of a lump around your head, neck, arms, or leg, then there are chances that you have a desmoid tumor. Unlike lipoma which is a fatty tumor growing under the skin, this kind of tumor grows in the fibrous tissue including the tendons and ligaments. The word Desmoid is derived from the Greek word called desmos meaning band-like or tendon. This type of tumor is non-cancerous (benign) because it does not spread to other parts of the body but there are chances that they can become aggressive resulting in a cancerous tumor. These tumors are capable of growing at any age and anywhere around the body. Through this article, we are going to throw light on desmoid tumors and their treatment through herbal medicine.

Introduction

Desmoid tumor is a rare type of benign tumor that can develop in the connective tissue and these tissues are responsible for supporting as well as giving structure to the organs. The genetic mutation in fibroblast is also one of the reasons for the growth of a tumor and it is also known as aggressive fibromatosis as it is considered to be a malignant type called fibrosarcoma. 2 to 4 million people are capable of getting desmoid tumor every year.

Some people have familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) which is an inherited condition causing colon cancer in people and they are most likely to have the desmoid tumor as compared to others. In these people, it’s very common to see the desmoid tumor in their abdomen or the colon. Women are most likely to have especially during their pregnancy due to high levels of estrogens.

desmoid tumors

There are Different Types of Tumors

1. Superficial fibromatosis is then divided into three types

  • Plantar type:- which is seen on the foot
  • Palmar type:- seen on the palm of the hand
  • Penile type:- tumor seen on the surface of the penis.

2. Deep fibromatosis has further three types

  • Abdominal type
  • Extra-abdominal type
  • Intra-abdominal type

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms are based on the location and size of the growth. They are most commonly found on arms, legs, and abdomen but they are capable of forming anywhere on the body.

Here are common symptoms seen in desmoids tumor and this includes

  • Lump or swelling which is painful to touch and in some cases painless.
  • The range of motion decreases around the hands and legs.
  • If the tumor exerts pressure on nerves or blood vessels then you might feel a tingling or pricking sensation.
  • Pain in the abdomen or feeling of fullness and constipation.
  • Anxiety and not able to sleep

Causes

The main reason for the desmoid tumors is not known yet but it is believed that these tumors are formed when DNA present in this connective tissue changes abnormally. The cells present in DNA helps in giving instruction and tells them what to do. These abnormal changes tell the connective tissue to multiply rapidly, forming a tumor.

Some risk factors that are responsible for the development of the disease

  • Age:- Young adults between the ages of 20 to 30 years have the tendency to develop tumors. Children or older people are rarely affected by this tumor.
  • Injury:- There are chances that the desmoid tumor might develop after the injury or after surgery.
  • Genetic disorder:- People who have FAP are at greater risk.
  • Pregnancy:- Due to high levels of estrogen, they are more likely at risk.

Clinical Diagnosis

These are different clinical test which will help to diagnose the desmoid tumor including

  • Physical examination: – To have a better understanding the body is examined along with signs and symptoms.
  • CT-Scan and MRI are suggested to confirm the diagnosis of the patient.
  • Tissue biopsy to confirm the type of tumor.

Treatment

According to Allopaths the treatment for desmoid tumors is either surgery where they will remove the entire tumor but there are chances they might grow again or they may have radiation therapy which may lead to other complications.

According to Ayurveda any type of benign tumor is considered under the ‘Granthi’ and this is caused due to violation of Dosha (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). This may also include Sira (veins) or Meda (fat). In the early stage of the disease Sopha chikitsa that is the anti-inflammatory treatment is done and gives strength to the patient. Along with this herbal medicine is given which will help in the speedy recovery of the patient without any need for surgery.

herbal remedies for desmoid tumors

Herbal Mediicnes for Desmoid Tumors

Herbal Medicine Provided By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides their herbal medicine which is 100 percent pure, natural, and vegetarian. All the herbal remedies are formed under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and each of them is clinically tested. All the herbal medicines are free from chemicals, additives, and preservatives making them safe to use and free from all kinds of side effects. Here are some medicine provided by Planet Ayurveda for Desmoid tumor and this includes

  1. Kanchnaar Guggul
  2. Curcumin capsules
  3. Manjishtha capsules
  4. Gandhak Rasayan
  5. Fenugreek capsules

Product Description

1. Kanchnaar Guggul

It is the combination of herbs like

  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Varuna (Crataeva religiosa), and many more.

This herbal medicine contains both anticancer and anti-inflammatory property which helps in reducing the growth of any kind of benign growth and is also useful in fistula, cancer, wounds, etc.

Dosage: – Two tablets twice daily with water after meals.

2. Curcumin capsules

This is formed from the single herb called Haridra (Curcuma longa) and is very useful in removing toxins from the blood. Due to its property, it is found useful in tumors of any kind, and it’s antiseptic property helps in reducing the infection. Curcumin also stops cancer from spreading all over the body and is found excellent in skin disease, allergies, or inflammation.

Dosage: – Two capsules twice daily after meals with water.

3. Manjishtha capsules

It is one of the best herbal remedies which helps in purifying the blood with the help of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). This Ayurvedic herb is helpful in any kind of skin ailments and allergies. Due to its detoxification property it is found useful in desmoid tumors and also other tumors. It also helps in reducing ailments like stress, anxiety, or depression very commonly found in desmoid tumors.

Dosage: – One capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

This is the herbal medicine formed from the mineral called purified Sulphur and it contains antioxidant properties. It has been found very useful in any kind of skin ailments and in reducing infection. It is useful in removing pain from the tumor and discomfort feeling from the stomach. The consumption of Gandhak Rasayan helps in treating bloating, tumors, anxiety, etc.  Overall it was found useful in the desmoid tumor.

Dosage: – Two tablets twice daily with water.

5. Fenugreek capsules

It is prepared from the herb called Methi (Trigonella foenum-graecum) and is very commonly found in India, Africa, Egypt, etc. These seeds help in stopping the growth of the tumor and are found useful in digestive problems.

Dosage: – One capsule twice daily with water after meals.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Conclusion

It is concluded that the above given is all the information about the desmoid tumors. Herbal remedies provided by Planet Ayurveda will help in reducing the growth naturally without the need for surgery. They all are free from chemicals making it safe for everyone.

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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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