Category: Cancer

Ayurvedic Approach for Mesothelioma – Symptoms & Causes


Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that occurs in the mesothelium. Mesothelium is a thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of internal organs.


It is one of the deadly forms of a cancer. It generally affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs (pleura) while other types of mesothelioma affect the tissue of the abdomen, tissue of the heart and around the muscles.

Ayurvedic Approach

The vitiated Vata or the air body humor is responsible for the abnormal and rapid growth of cancer cells and the Kapha element is what causes the tumour to increase in size and density. It is because of the excessive Kapha element involved that the cancers do not suppurate.

The vitiated doshas then go on to involve the other seven dhatus or body tissues mainly Rakta (blood tissue) and Mamsa (muscle tissue).

What are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?

The signs and symptoms of mesothelioma depend on the organ of the body on which it attacks. The symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma which affect the tissue that surrounds the lungs include :

  • Painful coughing
  • Unusual lumps of tissue formed under the skin on the chest area
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chest pain under the rib cage
  • Shortness of breath

Another form of mesothelioma is peritoneal mesothelioma which occurs in the tissue in the abdomen causes signs and symptoms such as :

  • Abdominal swelling
  • Lumps of tissue in the abdomen
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Abdominal pain

The other forms of mesothelioma include pericardial mesothelioma which affects the tissue that surrounds the heart cause symptoms such as :

  • Difficulty in Breathing
  • Chest Pain

Another type of mesothelioma includes tunica vaginalis which affects tissue surrounding the testicles. It may be first detected as swelling or a mass on a testicle.

What are the Causes of Mesothelioma?

The general cause of cancer is a series of genetic mutations that occur within a cell causing the cell to grow and multiply out of control.
There are certain risk factors that causes mesothelioma are:

  • Asbestos Exposure :- During the mining process, when the asbestos is broken up, dust is created. If this dust is inhaled or swallowed, the asbestos fibres will settle up in the lungs or in the stomach where they can cause irritation that may lead to mesothelioma.
  • Heredity :- If there is a mesothelioma in the family, then there is an increased risk of this disease.

Diagnosis and Treatment

There are certain imaging tests such as a chest X-ray or a CT scan of the chest or abdomen to rule out for abnormalities.


Mesothelioma is an aggressive disease. Treatment is usually focussed on controlling the cancer. Surgery is done to remove mesothelioma when it is diagnosed at an early stage but sometimes it is not possible to remove all of the cancer.

Chemotherapy is also prescribed which involves the use of chemicals to kill the cancer cells.

Mesothelioma Ayurvedic Treatment

The aim of the Ayurvedic treatment is to control the cancerous growth, prevent or reduce its spread to the other parts of the body and to improve the overall survival of the patient.

Planet Ayurveda offers Crab Care Pack for the treatment of Mesothelioma.

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the pure extract of the herb Withania somnifera. It is an herb which is regarded as one of the best adaptogenic tonic in one of the world’s greatest herbal medical systems. It improves the body’s ability to maintain physical effort and helps the body to adapt various types of stress. It is considered as a rejuvenative herb that provides proper nourishment to the tissues.

Dosage :- 2 capsules twice daily.


2. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the standardised extract of the herb Curcuma longa. Curcumin is a biologically active compound of turmeric. Curcumin Capsules are very effective in the treatment of cancer. It has anti-cancer properties because the curcuminoids are capable of preventing free radical formation as well as neutralises the free radicals.

Dosage :- 2 capsules twice daily.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

Kanchnaar Guggul of Planet Ayurveda is very useful in the conditions like malignant cancers, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, hodgkin’s lymphoma, swollen lymph nodes due to any reason. It contains the herb Triphala which is known to detoxify the whole system. It contains the mixture of hot herbs that is useful in the generation of heat and improving the penetration of medicine into the cells.

Dosage :- 2 tablets thrice daily.

4. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the standardised extract of the herb Ocimum sanctum. Tulsi is regarded as a natural immune-modulator. It is beneficial for the cancer of all types as it is prophylactic against the negative effects of environmental toxins including cancer.

Dosage :- 2 capsules twice daily.

5. Guggul Capsules

Guggul Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the standardized extract of the gum resin obtained from the tree Commiphora mukul. These capsules provide strength to the joints, muscles, nervous system and helps in fighting various degenerative, inflammatory and wear and tear conditions. Guggul works as rasayan therefore it is helpful in promoting youthfulness and longevity.

Dosage :-: 2 capsules twice daily.

6. Chanderprabha Vati

Planet Ayurveda’s Chanderprabha Vati is 100% natural and contains only natural herbs. It balances all the three doshas in the body like Vata, Pitta and Kapha.  It is a classical Ayurvedic preparation which glorifies the body just as the light of the moon dispels darkness. It is useful in tumors, cysts and general weakness. It exerts a calming effect on the whole body. It is one of the most potent adaptogen as well as stress buster. It causes relaxation of tenseness.

Dosage :-2 tablets thrice daily.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Cancer Treatment – Symptoms, Diet & Prevention


The irregularities in cell formation, multiplication within the cell structure is defined as cancer. In the body, cells grow, divide and die in an uncontrolled fashion. This process destroys the healthy cells and gives birth to cancer cells within the body. These cells can lead to various diseases.

When these cells localized at a point, which is known as tumour and later, these cells distribute throughout the body via lymphatic system or blood. In early stages[if not detected] appear as lumps which becomes tumour and further can migrate to the other parts of the body through lymphatic system or blood.

Etiology of Cancer

Cancer is Caused by Various Internal or External Stimuli

Different kinds of cancer shows various symptoms in different ways.
Cancer can be caused by various number of factors which are environmental, lifestyle, and other behavioural patterns. These factors can lead to deadly disease.

Tobacco and Smoking

Smoking and tobacco[both] are the biggest causes of cancer. They can cause throat, oesophagus, lung, bladder, pancreatic, and respiratory tract cancer. Even those people who are indirectly exposed to cigarette smoke are at high risk. Cigarette smoke is also indirectly responsible for stomach, kidney and liver cancer. It is not exactly tobacco which causes cancer but rather the chemicals or carcinogens present in the tobacco that can lead to cancer which include nicotine, benzene, lead, carbon monoxide, ammonia etc.


These are cancer-causing substances which include physical, chemicals and biological agents. Although the presence of carcinogens is injurious, it doesn’t mean that every carcinogen may necessarily cause cancer. Other factors which also may includes amount of exposure and genetic background that have an equal influence on the development of this disease.

Radiations from Sun

There are many places where people can get exposed to radiations such as X-ray machines, mines, etc. But these are not the most prominent cause of radiation based cancers. Too much exposure to uv rays from the sun can cause skin damage which can lead to skin cancer.

Viruses and Infections

If not paid proper attention there are many viruses such as hepatitis B, C, human papilloma virus, Epstein-Barr virus, etc. which can leads to cancer.

Diet and Physical Activity

Genetically modified diet that has chemical toxins in it is considered as another cancer- causing agent. A diet filled with fat, sugar, sodium etc. can trigger obesity which can result in cancer.
But according to Ayurveda, due to imbalance in the synchronisation between 3 bio energies [vata, pitta, kapha], cancer occurs.

Types of Cancer

There are several types of cancer such as :-

  • Skin Cancer

  • Breast Cancer

  • Lung Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer

  • Leukaemia

  • Lymphoma

  • Sarcoma

  • CNS cancer

Signs & Symptoms of Cancer

In men and women, symptoms of cancer differs. Some of these are clearly visible and some are hard to notice.

In Men :-

  • Presence of lumps on the testicles.

  • Changes in urination which includes difficulty in urinating, blood in urine, straining while urinating etc.

  • Pain and tenderness in the lower back and hip bone.

  • Excessive coughing, without any nose stuffing and Blood in the mucus can also be a symptom of lung cancer.

Symptoms & Signs of Cancer

In Women :-

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Redness and thickness of skin on the breast in case of breast cancer

  • Bleeding in between periods even after menopause.

  • Changes in skin pigmentation, bleeding, excessive scaling.

  • Skin changes such as a sore that does not heal, a new mole or changes in existing mole.

  • Breast changes such as changes in size, shape of the nipple or breast, changes in the skin of breast

  • Cough that does not go away

  • Painful or difficult urination

  • Changes in appetite

  • Abdominal pain

  • Unexplained night sweats

  • Feeling weak/tired

How to Diagnose Cancer ?

Various imaging studies helps to diagnose cancer such as x-ray, ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging. Biopsies can also help in diagnosing the cancer.

How to Treat Cancer ?

There are various therapies which includes radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and synthetic lethality. Surgical excision is also an another option in treating cancer.

Ayurvedic Approach to Cancer Treatment

There are many side effects of medicines and radiations on the body in modern science. Cancer can be treated with the ayurvedic therapy. Ayurveda provides safe and natural treatment for cancer. It enhances body functioning naturally. There are many herbs as well as home remedies in Ayurveda which help in treating cancer that control the abnormal growth of cells and in later stages it will help to reduce pain and curb and migration to other organs.

1) Turmeric/Curcumin(Curcuma Longa)

When it come to prevent cancer, this is the king of herb/spice. The powerful polyphenol Curcumin in turmeric which helps in retarding the growth of cancer cells causing breast cancer, prostate cancer, brain tumour, melanoma. without causing any harm to other healthy growing cells, Curcumin promotes apoptosis and helps in elimination of cancer breeding cells.

Dried turmeric powder whose color ranges from orange to yellow. By peeling, boiling, drying, and then grating fresh rhizomes you can make your own turmeric powder and consume fresh, uncooked turmeric to maximize its health benefits against cancer treatment as well as prevention. By combining turmeric with onion, helps in reduction of number and size of precancerous lesions.

2) Fennel

As fennel is Armed with phyto-nutrients and antioxidants, cancer cells have to accept defeat. ‘Anethole’, a major constituent of fennel helps in resisting and restricting the invasive and adhesive activities of cancer cells. It suppresses the enzymatic regulated activities behind cancer cell multiplication. Roasted fennel with parmesan can be a star pick. Prior to an elaborate meal, a tomato-fennel soup with garlic or fresh salads with fennel bulbs.

Natural Herbs for Cancer

3) Cumin

As cumin helps in digestion and probably that is the most important reason of chewing a handful of cumin seeds at the end of every meal. However, its health benefits go beyond. Cumin seeds contain a compound called ‘Thymoquinone’ that checks growth of cells responsible for prostate cancer. So, instead of loading your usual snack options with calories and oil, add cumin to your fried beans, bread or sauce and make the dish rich in flavour and high on health so as to prevent cancer and many other diseases. You can add the magic of cumin in your regular bowl of rice and tadka dal too!

4) Cinnamon

A natural food preservative, cinnamon is a source of iron and calcium. Regular taking half teaspoon of cinnamon powder helps in cancer prevention. it blocks the formation of new vessels in the human body and helps in tumour formation and growth prevention. Some of the effective ways of including cinnamon in your diet which are as follows:-

  • A cup of cinnamon tea daily (in leaf or sachet)

  • Make your morning meal a healthy one, add this wonder spice to your morning oatmeal.

  • A fruity delight comprising few walnuts, chopped apples and your magic portion of cinnamon

  • A glass of milk including honey and cinnamon before going to bed will help you in keeping away from cancer.

5) Oregano

Oregano is considered as a potential agent against prostate cancer. It has anti-microbial compounds, one teaspoon of oregano has the power of two cups of red grapes. Oregano consists of Phyto-chemical ‘Quercetin’ which restricts the growth of malignant cells in the body and acts like a drug against cancer centric diseases.

Diet in Cancer

Diet plays an important role in the treatment of cancer which is described as follows

  • Include cancer cell killing nutritious foods in your diet such as raw

  • Carrots, raw broccoli, green asparagus, raw cabbage, turmeric and beetroot.

  • Include cancer killing fruits like raw pineapple, apricot seeds, blueberries, strawberries and black raspberries in your diet.

  • Include fish, seafood, fresh fruits, nuts, eggs and plant- based oils in your diet.

How to Prevent Cancer ?

  • Drink plenty of water which will help in reducing the risk of bladder cancer.

  • Drink more than 5 cups of caffeinated coffee daily will help in reduction of brain cancer.

  • Always use filtered water to prevent the risk of cancer.

  • Use green leafy vegetables and brazil nuts as a snack which lowers the risk of bladder cancer in women.