ITP Remedies And Treatment – Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura


ITP is a Platelet Disorder. Platelets are small, colourless cells present in our blood. Platelets are responsible for clotting. These are made in the bone marrow of the body. They are tiny blood cells that help in blood clotting after injury to stop bleeding. If blood vessels get damaged, it sends a signal so that platelets can plug to fix the damage to the vessels. There are various disorders of platelets like Gaucher’s disease, hemolytic-uremic syndrome, aplastic anemia, gilbert’s syndrome, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, etc. But in this article we will discuss the autoimmune disorder that is immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and herbal remedies of ITP.


Idiopathic thrombocytopenic Purpura is an autoimmune disorder that affects the clotting factor. ITP can lead to easy bruises and excessive bleeding followed by any injury. This is a bleeding disorder in which there is a low number of platelets and because of this blood does not form any plug (clot) after injury. People who are suffering from ITP often have purple bruises over the skin called Purpura. In this condition, there are pinpoint sized clots over or under the skin which are called petechiae. Petechiae may look like a rash. The exact cause for this condition is unknown.

ITP-Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Ayurvedic View on ITP

By seeing the symptoms of this condition we can simply correlate this disease with teeryakgat raktapitta. Raktam ch pittam ch iti raktapitta (Chakkarpani) this means that when blood is vitiated by vitiated pitta then it is called Raktapitta. Acharya Charak mentioned that when a person is start taking diet which is ushna (hot), tikta (bitter), amal (alkaline), lavana (salty) and katu (sour) in taste, Vidahi annapan (Contaminated food), Atiatapa sevan (Excessive exposure to sunlight), Consumption of salty and alkaline products with milk can lead to cause teeryakgat raktapitta and then they are having symptoms like bleeding from the opening of the body like nose, eyes, anus, penis, vagina, mouth ear and also bleeding from hair follicles, colour of the bleed blood is blackish, smooth, viscous and somewhat frothy.

Etiology / Causes

The exact cause of ITP is not known. It usually happens when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys platelet cells. This may be triggered by some infections also. This is common in young women and also attacks those patients who are having other autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome.

Clinical Features / Signs and Symptoms

A person who is suffering from ITP may show the following symptoms:

  • Easy or excessive bruising
  • Superficial bleeding into the skin
  • Bleeding from gums or nose
  • Blood in urine or stools
  • Unusually heavy menstrual bleeding


To diagnose this disease, a doctor will try to rule out all the possible causes of the bleeding and a low platelet count such as any disease or medications you are having. Also a doctor might need a bone marrow examination to rule out the exact cause of ITP.

Chikitsa Of Teeryakagata Raktapitta (Treatment)

Ayurveda is an ancient science which deals with every health problem. This ancient holistic medical science believes in two principles i.e. to protect the healthy person from diseases and to treat the patient from diseases. Now let’s just discuss the Ayurvedic treatment part in detail. Acharya Charaka said that the teerayakagatta raktapitta is an incurable disease because of its chronicity.

But don’t you worry, our Acharya also said that we can convert the incurable diseases into difficult to treat states. If we treat those diseases with full interest and awareness then an incurable disease may become treatable. Acharya Charak mentioned that if a person is not emaciated and weak and also takes normal food then it should not be checked in the very beginning means do not stop the bleeding at the very first attempt.

Basically Raktapitta is caused by Aama dosha then it should be managed by a detoxification process along with oral medicines. For the treatment or management of teeryakgat raktapitta disease, we should follow the strict Ayurvedic principles:

  1. Nidana Parivarjana (Abstinence the Etiological Factors)
  2. Samshodhana Chikitsa (Detoxification Therapy)
  3. Samshamana Chikitsa (Conservative Therapy)

1. Nidana Parivarjana: This treatment part is the first and foremost step for the management of any disease. Our Acharya clearly mentioned nidana parivarjan as ardh chikitsa. Nidana parivarjan term means to avoid the factors which aids in causing the disease.

2. Samshodhana Chikitsa: This treatment part includes various purification processes that are helpful in removing the Aama or undigested food from pakvashaya or helpful in detoxification of the body from many toxins. These procedures include:

  • Snehan (Massage) and Swedana (Sudation)
  • Vaman (Induce vomiting)
  • Virechan (Induce Purgation)
  • Niruha-vasti (Unctuous Enema)
  • Anuvasana vasti (Non-Unctuous Enema)

3. Samshamana Chikitsa: This treatment procedure includes the use of oral medications. This treatment minimizes the symptoms and treats the disease along with shodhan chikitsa. This samshaman chikitsa includes various formulations like:

Rasa / Bhasma / Pishti

  • Raktapitta Kulkandan Rasa
  • Raktapittantak Rasa
  • Karpadako Rasa
  • Bol Parpati
  • Bolbadh Rasa
  • Gairik Bhasma
  • Shankh Bhasma
  • Praval Bhasma
  • Praval Pishti
  • Praval Panchamrit
  • Eladi Vati
  • Tikshnadi Vati
  • Laksha Churna
  • Ushiradi Churna
  • Aatrushadi Churna
  • Priyagvandi Churna


  • Vaskadi Kwath
  • Padmakadi Kwath

Asava / Arishta

  • Draksharishta
  • Patrangasava
  • Lodhrasava
  • Ushirasava


  • Vasa Ghrita
  • Shatavari Ghrita
  • Kamdev Ghrita

Pathya Ahara and Pathya Vihar (Favourable Food and Lifestyle)

The following food items and lifestyle are beneficial in teeryakgat raktapitta disorder:

Puranashali chawal (red variety of rice), wheat, gourd, raddish, ochro, goat’s milk, cow’s milk, ghrit, butter, Amla, banana, raw coconut, sugar, take shower with cold water, exposure to cold wind, get exposure to moonlight, procedures like vaman, virechan and nasya etc.

Apathy Ahara and Vihar (Unfavourable Food and Lifestyle)

Sesame, black gram, kulathi, jiggery, curd, alkaline products, sour products, excessive sexual intercourse, Excessive exposure to sunlight, strenuous exercise, excessive sexual intercourse etc.

Herbal Remedies For ITP

Planet Ayurveda provides best herbal remedies for ITP. These herbs are 100% natural and vegetarian and without any preservatives. Planet Ayurveda is a leading herbal manufacturing company which offers herbal products worldwide. These products are effective and free from any side effects. These products are made from the standardized extracts of potential herbs. Herbal products are prepared by following the strict ayurveda principles under the guidance of expert Vaidyas. Planet Ayurveda provides the following herbal remedies for ITP:

  1. Immune Booster
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Giloy Capsules
  4. Gandhak Rasayan
  5. Green Essentials
  6. Kumar Kalyan Ras
  7. Brahmi Chyawanprash
  8. Suvarana Basant Malti Ras

Herbal Remedies For ITP

Products Description

1. Immune Booster

This is a poly herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. This formulation builds long lasting immunity and is very effective in ITP. It is made from the standardized extracts of Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera), Cow colostrum (Bovine colostrum), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis). It protects the body from free radicals, aging, chemicals, pesticides and recurrent infections. This herbal product is the best remedy for all autoimmune disorders.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

This single herbal formulation is best for debilitating conditions. It is prepared from the extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This herb provides immunity to the body and calms down the system. Ashwagandha is a natural rejuvenator that helps to maintain the proper nourishment of the tissues.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.

3. Giloy Capsules

Giloy is a very effective herb for enhancing immunity. These capsules are made by using the standardized extracts of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). This herb is traditionally used as an immunity booster and also used as an antipyretic herb. It helps in the cases of infection and helps in building up a strong immune system. This herb also has anti-inflammatory properties and is a good blood purifier.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

This is a classical formulation. This is the best natural supplement for skin disorders. This is prepared from pure Gandhak (purified sulphur) and has anti-inflammatory properties also. It enhances the function of the immune system. This is used in ITP for skin bruises and skin irritation. This ingredient has antibacterial properties also.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day after meals with plain water.

5. Green Essentials

These are poly herbal formulations. This formulation is prepared from the standardized extracts of Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera), Wheat grass (Triticum aestivum), Spirulina (Spirulina platensis), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa), Amla (Emblica officinalis), etc. It clears away the heavy metals and toxins from the body. This is rich in natural iron, B complex vitamins and natural antioxidants. These properties make this formulation a best immunity booster and helpful in treating ITP conditions.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.

6. Kumar Kalyan Ras

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation. It is a very best herbal remedy for autoimmune disorders. It increases the strength of the body, provides energy and boosts immunity. It is prepared with Kumari ras (Aloe vera), shuddha Parada (Purified Mercury), Abhrak bhasma (Mica calx), Swarna bhasma (Gold calx), Mukta bhasma (Pearl calx), etc. Kumar kalyan ras can also be used to relieve the symptoms of fever and chronic cough and cold. This formulation is also very helpful in fighting against genetic disorders. It can reduce the lipid profile and also high glucose level.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day after meals with plain water.

7. Brahmi Chyawanprash

This is a herbal cellular rejuvenation jam for a healthy mind and body. This jam is a ‘Rasayan’ remedy made up of Amla (Emblica officinalis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and 48 other herbs. It is an effective mental tonic and relieves anxiety and stress. It is useful in preventing aging and it contains the herbs that meet the body and mind requirement of nutrition and energy. This is the best for low immunity conditions.

Dosage: 1 tsp twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

8. Suvarna Basant Malti Ras

This is an Ayurvedic medicine with herbal and mineral ingredients. This is used in various chronic diseases. This classical formulation contains Swarna bhasma (Gold Calx), Mukta bhasma (Pearl Calx), Maricha (Piper Nigrum), Parada (Purified Mercury), Gandhak (Purified Sulphur), etc. Gold is the main ingredient in this formulation that is used in various autoimmune disorders. This formulation is a great formulation for ITP as this helps in balancing the immunity of the body.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day after meals with plain water.


We concluded at last that autoimmune disorders are well managed by Ayurvedic herbs along with proper diet and lifestyle. The above mentioned herbal products of Planet Ayurveda are very effective as they are free from chemicals and additives. These products are safe to use and show very good results on ITP. For more information you can visit to


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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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