What is Subpleural Honeycombing and Its Natural Treatment?

Honeycombing is the appearance of variable-sized cystic air spaces with thick walls that are irregular and made up of fibrous tissue. It is also known as Honeycomb lung.

Honeycombing of lungs is the radiological features observed with widespread fibrosis. The widened and thickened respiratory bronchioles and terminal create cystic airspaces which give it honeycomb appearance on chest x-ray or HRCT (High-resolution computed tomography).  Honeycomb cysts often occur in the pleural or subpleural and peripheral lung areas.

Honeycombing of Lungs

What is Subpleural Honeycombing?

Subpleural Honeycombing: It usually occurs in several adjacent layers. These variations are nonsignificant and are commonly observed in many end-stage interstitial lung diseases (ILD).

This will help to differentiate the honeycombing from paraseptal emphysema in which subpleural honeycomb cysts normally occur in only a single layer.

Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) is a chronic lung disease. It is a large group of diseases that cause lung scarring (fibrosis) which further causes stiffness in the lungs and creates difficulty in breathing.

Some of the Example of ILD:

  1. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  2. Interstitial pneumonia
  3. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  4. Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia
  5. Sarcoidosis
  6. Asbestosis

The exact cause of interstitial lung disease (ILD) is unknown. This may be due to certain factors such as environmental factors including exposure to chemicals, certain medications, family history, and some health-related diseases such as congestive tissue disease. Many people prefer modern treatments that do not heal the disease and lung diseases worsen over time and show honeycombing in the HRCT. Then people with interstitial lung disease are recommended for lung transplantation.

So, if you want to prevent your lungs from becoming honeycomb lung and subpleural honeycombing, then prioritize natural remedies.

What is the Natural Treatment to Prevent Subpleural Honeycombing?

There is nothing good in it if something bothers us. If it causes trouble in our life then it is never pleasant in our life. Similarly, it also applies to the health of our body, when we choose the wrong treatment for our health ailments. If any treatment leaves us with many side effects rather than treating our condition, it is not good for us. Therefore, it is better to go for natural remedies that include herbs that not only manage the symptoms of the disease but also treat the disease from the roots. Another best thing is that these herbs do not produce side effects but also provide many benefits to our body.

Effective Herbs to Prevent Subpleural Honeycombing

  1. Tulsi: The herb purifies the air and helps to clear the lungs. It is effective in lung diseases, bronchitis, Sinusitis, nasal congestion, and gastric disorder, etc. (1)
  2. Curcumin: This herb has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, chemotherapeutic and chemopreventive properties (2).
  3. Vasaka: It is very effective to treat respiratory and lung disorders (3).
  4. Mulethi: It acts as an expectorant and possesses bronchodilator properties. It helps to cleanse the respiratory tract and keep it healthy.
  5. Ginger: It relieves respiratory diseases such as bronchospasm and cough.

These herbs are very effective alone, but when used together or alone in herbal formulation, a good synergy effect is also seen. But these herbal formulations prove effective only if they are pure and natural and do not contain any chemicals and preservatives. For 100% natural and pure herbal formulation, Planet Ayurveda is one of the best.

Herbal Formulations by Planet Ayurveda to Prevent Subpleural Honeycombing

All products are manufactured under the supervision of Ayurvedic physicians. Following are the herbal remedies given by Planet Ayurveda:

  1. Vasaka Capsules
  2. Tulsi Capsules
  3. Praanrakshak Churna
  4. Shwas Kuthar Ras

Description of Products

1. Vasaka Capsules

These capsules are made from the pure extract of a herb named Vasaka (Adhatodavasica). Vasaka capsules by Planet Ayurveda are very useful in the treatment of lung diseases. This herb has expectorant and mucolytic properties that cleanse the respiratory channels and improves the functioning of the respiratory system. So, these capsules also help to prevent Subpleural Honeycombing associated with interstitial lung disease (ILD).

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with water after meal.

2. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi capsules contain the pure and standardized extract of Tulsi (Ocimumtenuiflorum). It is also known as Holy Basil. As per Ayurveda, this herb has excellent medicinal properties to control respiratory complications and prevent Subpleural Honeycombing. It has soothing and calming effects that help to soothe the process of breathing. It is also rich in the antioxidant property that helps to promote the lungs’ functions. These capsules are also effective in autoimmune diseases like diabetes, cancer, and many more.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with water after meal.

3. Praanrakshak Churna

This formulation is the combination of wonderful herbs which are effective in lung diseases. It contains Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), Shirish (Albizialeb beck), Anantmool (Tylphoraa sthmatica), Bharangi (Clerodandrum serratum), Kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), and Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanica). Praanrakshak Churna is an amazing formulation to control lung complications. It possesses antioxidant activity which helps to heal the lungs tissues and also promotes the transfer of oxygen throughout the blood. Moreover, this also improves the lungs functioning and prevent Subpleural Honeycombing. Praanrakshak Churna is very helpful in treating various conditions like controlling cough, sneezing, Sinusitis, and Rhinitis.

Dosage: 1-2 teaspoons three times a day with plain water after meals

4. Shwas Kuthar Ras

Shwas Kuthar Ras is an amazing Ayurvedic formulation. It is a combination of various ingredients such as ShuddhaParada (A Purified Mercury), Shuddha Gandhaka (Purified Sulphur), Shuddha Vatsanabha (Purified Aconitum Ferox), Tankana Bhasma (Borax), Manashila (Purified Realgar), Shunti (Zingiber Officinalis), Pippali (Piper longum), and Maricha (Piper nigrum). This formulation is very effective in lung diseases like asthma, chronic bronchitis, and dyspnea, etc.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day, before or after meals


Complete information has been concluded that Ayurvedic treatment is the right treatment to control lung problems and Planet Ayurveda offers the best Ayurvedic formulations that naturally manage lung and respiratory conditions without any kind of side effects.


  1. https://www.nhp.gov.in/Raihan-Tulsi_mtl
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17569221
  3. http://www.jocpr.com/articles/indian-traditional-herbs-adhatoda-vasica-and-its-medicinal-application.pdf

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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 http://www.PlanetAyurveda.com, 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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