Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease in Ayurveda (PAD)


Peripheral artery disease is a disease of blood vessels. The blood flows throughout the body. Blood vessels include arteries, veins and capillaries. Arteries transport the blood away from the heart and veins return blood back toward the heart and the capillaries surround the body cells and tissues to deliver and absorb oxygen and nutrients. When there are effects in the arteries and veins then this is called vascular disease. This vascular disease affects the blood flow in the body and this further causes damage to organs and other body structures as a result of decreased or completely blocked blood flow. Some of the vascular diseases are Atherosclerosis, blood clots, Peripheral artery disease, etc. So in this article we will discuss Peripheral artery disease and Its Ayurvedic management.


Peripheral artery disease is the disease of the blood vessels that are located outside the heart and brain. This disease is most often caused by the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. This is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce the blood flow to the limbs. The legs do not receive enough blood to keep up the demand. Patients feel leg pain while walking and resolve on their own when they rest.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)


The most common cause of PAD is Atherosclerosis. In Atherosclerosis, there is a fatty deposition on the artery walls and reduces the blood flow.

Other causes of PAD are

  • Blood vessel inflammation
  • Injury to the limbs
  • Excessive radiation exposure

Clinical features/Signs and symptoms

Some people have leg pain when walking. This is called Claudication. The symptoms of peripheral artery disease include

  • Painful cramping (hips, thighs, calf muscles) after walking or climbing stairs
  • Leg numbness
  • Coldness in the lower leg
  • Sores on toes, feet or legs
  • Change in the colour of the skin
  • Weak pulse in the legs and feet
  • Erectile dysfunction

Risk factors

The risk factors for PAD include

  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • High blood sugar level
  • Age especially after 50 or 60 years
  • High level of homocysteine


If this condition is ignored then the following complications may arise:

  • Critical limb ischemia
  • Stroke and heart attack


The diagnosis requires history of symptoms and a physical examination that is followed by confirmatory tests.

These tests include

  • Angiography
  • Ankle-Brachial index
  • Ultrasound
  • Doppler and duplex imaging
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)

Some of the findings are associated with PAD

  • Decreased or absent pulse
  • Muscle atrophy or wasting
  • Decreased temperature in the affected limb
  • Smooth or shiny skin and hair loss

Ayurvedic management of Peripheral artery disease

One of the leading companies offers herbal products for the management of peripheral artery disease. The name of that company is Planet Ayurveda. This company treats the diseases from its herbal formulations. They made these products from the extracts of potential herbs and also these herbal products are natural and vegetarian. This company offers the following herbal formulation for this disease

  1. Chandraprabha vati
  2. Gotu Kola Capsules
  3. Ashwagandha Capsules
  4. Arjuna Capsules
  5. Musli strength

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Products Description

1. Chandraprabha Vati

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation. This is a potent herbal supplement for the treatment of urinary tract disease, kidney, pancreas, thyroid, bones, joints, etc. This formulation is made by using the extracts of the herbs such as Shilajit (Asphaltum punjabianum), Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), etc. This formulation helps in promoting blood circulation. This is used in the treatment of urine retention, abdominal pain, blocked peripheral arteries, urinary obstruction, etc.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with plain water

2. Gotu Kola capsules

This single herbal formulation is very effective in blocked arteries. This is prepared from the standardized extract of the leaves of the herb Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica). It helps in removing the plaques from the arteries and is helpful in treating PAD conditions. This formulation improves circulation, causes alertness and provides relaxation as this herb has antidepressant, anti anxiety properties. It is also used in the treatment of various skin diseases and varicose veins. This is also traditionally used for improving memory and boosting concentration.

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

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

This is a single herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. This herb has cardio-protective properties as this herb helps in removing fatty deposition from the arteries. These capsules contain the standardized extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha is used in many debilitating conditions. This herb supports good blood circulation. It removes the excessive fat from the arteries. It also provides strength to the muscles and also provides proper nutrition to the nerves. This is helpful in pacifying Vata dosha in the body.

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

4. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna is the most wonderful herb in blood related problems. It is helpful in promoting blood circulation. These capsules are made with the standardized extracts of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). It is useful in blocked arteries and also helpful in alleviating the high cholesterol level in the body. By alleviating the high cholesterol level, it helps in clearing away the blockage of the arteries. This improves the HDL level naturally. Thus Arjuna capsules mainly help in the clogged arteries and improve the flow of the blood.

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

5. Musli Strength

It is a polyherbal formulation prepared using Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and Musli (Asparagus racemosus). Both these herbs possess cardio-protective properties due to which it aids in restricting the deposition of excessive fat in the arteries, thus promoting good cardiac functions. It also helps in improving blood circulation. This herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda is also helpful in treating reproductive problems.

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

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PAD conditions have a negative impact on health and also impact on the quality of life. To protect the patient from the negative impacts of this disease then follow the herbal treatment from Planet Ayurveda as they are 100% vegetarian and natural. They do not cause any harmful effects on the body as Allopathic medicines do. For more information just visit this site

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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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