Category: Ayurveda

Natural Treatment of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura


Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a disorder which is characterized by excessive bleeding and bruising. Due to the low levels of platelets, bleeding occurs. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is also called as immune thrombocytopenia. It affects children and adults.  After a viral infection, Children often develop ITP and usually recover without treatment.

If your platelet count isn’t too low & you don’t have any signs of bleeding, you may not need any treatment. The number of platelets may be so low that severe internal bleeding occurs [only in rare cases].


Etiology-Normally the platelet count is 1, 50,000 per micro liters of circulating blood while in ITP platelet count is below 20,000. Normally our immune system helps our body to fight against diseases and infections but in ITP our immune system destroys and attacks its own platelets but reason why it happens is still unknown.

Classification of ITP

It is classified into 2 types

  • Acute ITP
  • Chronic ITP

Acute ITP :It mainly occurs in children and lasts for less than 6 months. It is the most common type of ITP.

Chronic ITP– It mainly occurs in adults and teenagers and lasts for 6 and more than 6 months.

Risk Factors of ITP

There are few risk factors which are listed below

  • Viral infections- The risk factors for this disease are viral infections such as flu and mumps.

  • Sex – women are at higher risk than men.

Symptoms and Signs of ITP

  • Superficial bleeding which appears as pin-point sized reddish purple spots especially on the lower legs.

  • Blood in stools and urine

  • Prolonged bleeding from cuts and injuries.

  • Excessive bleeding during surgeries.

  • Promotion of the bruises.

  • Bleeding from the nostrils and gums.

  • Menorrhagia


Diagnosis of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic purpura

It can be diagnosed by taking medical history, physical examination, bone marrow examination and complete blood count.

Complications of ITP

Intracranial Haemorrhage is the most common type of complication. Due to the prolonged use of corticosteroids, some of the complications may occur like osteoporosis, cataract, high blood sugar, muscle mass loss and an increased infection risk.

Treatment of ITP

As in ITP, antibodies forms and start destroying the platelets of the body. To treat the root cause, ayurvedic herbs stop process of forming antibodies which improve symptoms such as decreased platelets, bleeding and patches on the skin. There is enough medicine advancement but some of the problems remains unchallenged and ITP is one of the problem but Ayurveda has a complete solution to this problem and the patients are getting satisfied by this natural treatment.

Products of Planet Ayurveda for ITP Treatment

Giloy Capsules : It helps a lot in treating the condition namely idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura by increasing the platelet count in circulating blood in a natural way. These capsules are 100% natural and safe. These are very effective and chemical free. Pure extract of herb Giloy is used here.


Herb Used

Latin Name




Tinospora Cordifolia


Ashwagandha Capsules: It is very effective & helps a lot in increasing the platelet count. It is 100% safe and effective and given in the treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. As it is an autoimmune disease, also helps to maintain immune system healthy.


Herb Name

Latin Name




Withania Somnifera


Tab. Swarn Basant Malti Ras : It is a dietary supplement which consists of svarna bhasma, mukta bhasma. It also supports healthy immune system, balances vata and kapha doshas and is very effective in treatment of ITP.

Brahmi Chyawanprash : It is composed of amla, brahmi & 48 other herbs.  It is a rasayana jam is especially made to meet the body’s nutritional requirements. Brahmi chyawan prash is a cellular rejuvenator so is very effective in treating low immunity, hence is very effective in treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura especially in chronic type ITP. It is very effective in autoimmune disorders.

Kumar Kalyan Ras : Kalyan kumar ras is composed in such a way that it can be beneficial in in all diseases occurring in infants. It is immunostimulatory in nature and develops nonspecific immunity. It also enhances immunity and also decreases the frequency of infections. This is known to treat pediatric ailments.

It is composed of kumara rasa, shuddha parada, abhraka bhasma, mukta  bhasma, loha bhasma, swarna bhasma, makshika bhasma.

Pitta Balance : According to Ayurveda idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpua occurs due to imbalanced vata dosha. Pitta balance balances the pitta dosha and helps in treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. It also helps in treating skin treatments.


Common Name

Ayurvedic Name



Coral Calcium

Praval Pishti



Ajate Calcium

Akik Pishti



An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound

Jahar Mohra Pishti



An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound

Kamdudha Ras



Pearl Calcium

Mukta Pishti



Tinspora Corifolia Stem Extract

Giloy Satva


Green Essentials : It is 100% natural and safe. It helps in maintaining immune system healthy. It helps in maintaining overall health. It is a pure vegetarian formula. It is free from chemicals, fillers, colors, binders, yeast, preservatives etc.


Ingredient Name

Botanical Name



Grape Seed

Vitis Vinifera

100 mg


Wheat Grass

Triticulum Aestivum




Spirulina Platensis



Green Tea

Camellia Sinesis




Embllica Officinalis


ITP Combo for Infants (Less Than 3 Years by Planet Ayurveda)

  • Cap. Giloy – 1 twice daily

  • Cap. Ashwagandha – 1 twice daily

  • Cap. G-Plat – 1 twice daily

  • Tab. Swarn Basant Malti Ras – 1 once daily

  • Kumar Kalyan Ras – 1 once daily

  • Syp. Arvindasava – 1 teaspoonful twice daily

  • Syp. Immuz XP, Syp. Infee and Syp. Immubuild – 1 teaspoonful twice daily

ITP Combo Pack for Children (3-14 Years) by Planet Ayurveda

  • Cap. Giloy – 1 twice daily

  • Cap. Ashwagandha – 1 twice daily

  • Cap. G-Plat – 1 twice daily

  • Tab. Swarn Basant Malti Ras – 1 twice daily

  • Bramhi Chawyanprash – 1 teaspoonful twice daily

  • Kumar Kalyan Ras – 1 once daily

  • Cap. Pitta Balance – 1 once daily

  • Cap. Green Essentials – 1 twice daily

ITP Combo Pack for Adults by Planet Ayurveda

  • Cap. Giloy – 1 twice daily

  • Cap. Ashwagandha – 2 twice daily

  • Cap. G-Plat – 1 twice daily

  • Tab. Swarn Basant Malti Ras – 1 twice daily

  • Bramhi Chawyanprash – 1 tablespoonful twice daily

  • Kumar Kalyan Ras – 1 twice daily

  • Cap. Pitta Balance – 1 twice dailys

  • Cap. Green Essentials – 1 twice daily

Best 10 Homemade Remedies to control High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is one of the most common problems of the present times especially in industrialized countries. It increases the risk of many diseases of the cardiovascular system (hypertensive heart diseases), brain (cerebro-vascular strokes), kidneys (nephrosclerosis) and peripheral arteries. It is on the top list among the disorders which are causing morbidity and mortality.

Blood Pressure Readings:


Systolic (mmHg)

Diastolic (mmHg)
Normal Blood Pressure 120 80
Pre-Hypertension 120-139 80-89
Stage -1 140-159 90-99
Stage -2 160 or above 100 or above

In Ayurveda, it can be understood by assessing the involved doshas, srotasas etc. It can be best understood mainly as a pathological condition of the Rakta dhatu and Vyana vata. In association with these, Prana Vayu, Sadhaka Pitta and Avalmabaka Kapha are also involved in the manifestation of essential hypertension.

What are the causes of High Blood Pressure?

  • Stress and tension
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Kidney disease
  • Excess consumption of salt in the diet
  • Wrong eating habits like consuming non-vegetarian diet.

causes of high blood pressure
Best 10 Homemade Remedies for High Blood Pressure:


  • Lemon juice is an ancient remedy for high blood pressure as it reduces the rigidity of the blood vessels. It also reduces fatty deposits in the coronary artery. It is a potent anti-oxidant which neutralises the free radicals in the body. It also prevents the inflammation and injuries to the blood vessels as inflammation of blood vessels is the major cause of atherosclerosis.

How to use

  • Take a cup of warm water and add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and add 1 tablespoon of honey into it. Mix well and drink this mixture twice a day.

Triphala Powder

  • Triphala Powder is a mixture of 3 wonderful herbs: Haritaki, Bahera and Amla mixed in equal proportion by weight. It is traditionally used for cardiovascular diseases and high blood pressure. If a patient has a problem of hardening of blood vessels, fatty deposits, then this remedy is effective in lowering blood pressure.

How to use

  • Take 3 grams triphala powder and 5 grams sugar and mix it in 250 ml of water. Heat this water and leave it overnight in a glass container.  Strain the liquid and discard the residues. Drink this water everyday on empty stomach.



  • The increased intake of potassium rich foods can help in preventing as well as curing hypertension. Banana is rich in potassium content. So, regular intake of bananas helps in lowering blood pressure. It also helps in reducing the impacts of sodium in the body.
  • The juice extracted from the inner banana stem can also be taken as it is traditionally used in India for high blood pressure. It is a great source of potassium as well as Vitamin B6.

Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Apple cider vinegar has anti-hypertensive action so it helps in reducing high blood pressure.

How to use

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of honey in a cup of warm water and drink this mixture before breakfast.

Watermelon Seeds

  • Watermelon seeds are a good source of cucurbocitrin, which prevents narrowing of blood vessels and help in dilating the blood vessels and also improve blood flow to the various parts of the body. Secondly, water melon seeds improve the urine output and improve kidney functions.

How to use

  • Take a ½ teaspoon of water melon seeds and crush them to make powder. Eat this powder twice a day.


  • Garlic is now considered as a safe alternative to hypersensitive drugs. It reduces the elevated systolic blood pressure but it does not reduce blood pressure in individual with normal blood pressure. It further helps the patients with elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. It is good to maintain healthy blood pressure due to stress.

How to use

  • Take 2-3 garlic cloves and crush them to make juice. Take 6-10 drops of garlic juice in a cup of warm water, stir and drink this water twice a day.


  • Honey has an effect on elevated systolic blood pressure. It lowers the oxidative stress on the kidneys which help in lowering the elevated systolic blood pressure.

How to use

  • Take a cup of lukewarm water and add 2 tablespoons of honey, ½ tablespoon of ginger juice and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Drink this mixture empty stomach in the morning.


  • Buttermilk contains more phospholipids than milk. It is also a good source of bioactive molecules that exhibit modulating effects on immunity, metabolism and cell signalling. It also helps in lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure naturally. It also helps in pre-hypertensive and stage 1 of hypertension.
  • How to use
  • Drink a glass of buttermilk everyday with lunch.

Coconut Water

  • Coconut water has good qualities of potassium and magnesium. Therefore, it reduces the systolic pressure and also supports the functioning of cardiac muscles. Drink coconut water regularly once a day.


  • Vitamin D is naturally found in sunlight, fortified milk, dairy products etc. Intake of foods rich in Vitamin D helps in reducing the blood pressure. Blood pressure is often elevated when there is reduced exposure to sunlight.

Diet and lifestyle

  • Go full vegetarian: It is scientifically proven that vegetarian diet cuts of high blood pressure. Have more of vegetables, fruits, green tea, cardamom tea, tulsi tea, water melon, non-fat yogurt, pomegranate, bananas, almonds, drumstick, olive oil.
  • Brisk walking for at least 30 minutes daily is recommended. Moderate intensity exercises such as jogging, cycling or swimming can also be done.
  • It is also advised to release naturally manifested reflexes and urges by not forcibly controlling them like reflexes of hunger, thirst, sleep, defecation, urination etc.
  • Intake of excessive cold or hot, dry or oily, stale and preserved and packaged foods should be avoided.
  • Take less of sugar-sweetened foods and beverages.
  • Fried food stuffs should be avoided.
  • Practice pranayama for 5 minutes daily.
  • Wake up before 6 A.M. in the morning and sleep at around 11 P.M.

Undergo oil massage at least once a week as it keeps stress and tensions at bay