Natural Treatment of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors


Cancer develops when irregular cell division starts in the body which can attack any body part and can spread to other parts also. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor is an uncommon type of cancer that affects the cells present in the gastrointestinal wall or digestive tract. This condition may hinder the functioning of other parts and symptoms can be dreadful. For all the ailments we should adapt holistic and conventional methods for healing.


Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Introduction to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most common type of mesenchymal tumor of the alimentary canal which is almost 5% of sarcomas and 1% of all gastrointestinal tumors. GIST affecting the stomach involves almost 1% esophagus, 32% small bowel and 6% colorectum. This condition mostly affects elderly adults at age 60s irrespective of any age. It has been reported that around 0.06 per million adults aged 20-29 get affected on an annual rate. (1) (2)

Causes of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

According to the reviews, some genes and mutation in genes can contribute to the onset of the disease. People with GIST’s might have changes in KIT oncogene; which is responsible for directing the KIT proteins that are further involved in cell division. Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) which are considered as precursor cells of GSIT’s and pacemaker of gastrointestinal tract. KIT gene will only get activated if there is need for more ICCs. It is also studied that if this condition develops in children then they have changes in SDH gene. (1)

Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

There are certain signs and symptoms when gastrointestinal stromal tumors starts may include:

  • Bloody stool and vomiting
  • Severe Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue due to anemia
  • Pain while eating and swallowing
  • Feeling of fullness even after eating small meal
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Nausea and vomiting

Usually symptoms depend on the size and location of the tumor and severity may increase with overlapping disease and conditions.

Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors can be evaluated on the basis of imaging techniques such as Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), macroscopy, CT scan, barium X-rays, PET scan, Endoscopy (Capsule or colonoscopy), Biopsy and some blood tests.

Ayurvedic Aspect of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

According to Ayurvedic principles, gastrointestinal stromal tumors are associated with Arbuda which gets triggered by Tridosha i.e. pitta, Kapha and Vata. Generally, Vata dosha is associated with the proper cell division and proliferation of cells. Ekadesavriddhi or uncontrolled cell division resulted in onset of malignant or benign tumor. This condition can be managed and prevented naturally with Ayurvedic formulations and herbs.

Natural Treatment By Planet Ayurveda For Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (Gist’s)

In order for proper management of the disorder Planet Ayurveda is offering various herbal supplements for managing GIST’s effectively. These products include Curcumin capsules, Mahashankh Vati, Digestion support, Kachnaar guggul, Graviola capsules, Praval panchamrit and Pitta balance.


Herbal Supplements for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

1. Curcumin Capsules

Planet Ayurveda is offering this amazing herbal supplement i.e. Curcumin capsules that contains pure extracts of Curcumin or haridra (Curcumin longa). Curcumin is a main biological active compound present in turmeric. This herb has ultimate anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and microbial, anti-tumor and anti-ageing properties. Curcuminoids in curcumin are capable of neutralizing and preventing free radical formation. These capsules maintain a balance between cell proliferation and cell death i.e. apoptosis.

Dosage- 1-2capsuels two times a day with plain water after meals.

2. Mahashankh Vati

Mahashankh Vati from Planet Ayurveda is an amazing Ayurvedic formulation which contains medicinally important traditional herbs like Shankha bhasma, Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), black salt, Sea salt, Pippali, Tamarind bark (Tamarindus indica), Shuddha vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox), rock salt, etc. This product improves various digestive ailments like indigestion, ulcers, tumors, irregular bowels, acid reflux, bloating, etc. Mahashankh Vati is beneficial in enhancing the appetite and in improving liver functions.

Dosage- 2 tablets two times a day with plain water with lukewarm water after meals.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

This natural supplement from Planet Ayurveda contains numerous beneficial herbs i.e. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Kanchnaar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul). This effectively reduces lipoma, wounds, boils, cysts, tumors, etc. Kanchnaar Gugglu effectively manages a healthy lymphatic system and helps in  flushing out toxins from the body.

Dosage– 1-2 tablets two or three times with lukewarm water.

4. Digestion Support

Digestion support capsules contains various medicinally important herbs i.e. Pippali (Piper longum), Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum) Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica) and Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhania (Coriander sativum). This combination works like wonder in maintaining a  healthy digestive system. Amla in this combination stimulates the secretion of digestive juices which increases the digestive fire and rejuvenates the whole body. Saunf, jeera and dhania relieves abdominal gas and increases appetite. Pippali and Bahera resolve acidity and constipation effectively. Overall this herbal blend manages various digestive ailments effectively.

Dosage– 1-2 capsules two times daily after meals with water.

5. Graviola Capsules

Graviola capsules contain high quality extract of single herb Graviola (Annona muricata). Graviola is an amazing antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant and anticancer agent. These capsules can effectively combat cancer because it contains acetogenin which fights against all types of cancer.

Dosage– 1-2 capsules one or two times daily with plain water.

6. Pitta Balance

Pitta balance capsules contains Praval Pishti (Coral calcium), Akik pishti (Agate calcium), Jahar Mohra Pishti (Calcium compound), Kamdudha Ras (Calcium compound), Mukta Pishti (Mukta Pishti) and Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). These capsules effectively balance pitta dosha which normally improves digestion and metabolism. Giloy in this combination possess anticancer and immunomodulatory properties. This herbal remedy effectively manages ulcers, heart-burn and indigestion naturally.

Dosage- 1 capsule one or two times as per recommended by an  Ayurvedic physician.

7. Praval Panchamrit

Praval panchamrit tablets from planet Ayurveda has been formulated by Mukta bhasma (Pearl bhasma), Praval bhasma (Coral bhasma), Karpadika bhasma, Shanka bhasma (conch shell bhasma) and Shukti bhasma (pearl oyster); five bhasma which are considered to act as elixir of life. This product is really helpful in aiding bloating, indigestion, gastritis, etc. and in pacifying Kapha and Vata dosha.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules two or three times a day after meals with honey or milk.


From the above study, it can be concluded that gastrointestinal stromal tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous and can be managed effectively with Ayurveda.


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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit. Read More

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