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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.

Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma Treatment in Ayurveda

Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma is also known by the name klatskin tumor. It is the cancer of biliary duct. Even though the genesis of this disease is not much clear, predisposal acute or chronic biliary tract or epithelial injury to malignant change can be a factor.Other conditions which can risk you with hilar cholangiocarcinoma are :-


  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis – Inflammatory condition of the biliary tree
  • Choledochal cysts or Caroli’s disease – Congenital biliary cystic disease
  • Chronic biliary tract parasitic infection
  • Hepatolithiasis – Gall stone in biliary ducts of liver
  • Choledocholithiasis – Common bile duct stone
  • Industrial exposure to asbestos nitrosamines
  • Use of the radiologic contrast agent & thorotrast (Thorium Dioxide)

As their location is considerably deep, the tumors tend to become symptomatic only in very later stages. If it is treated in the very early stage, the survival state is long term. Obstructive jaundice is noted in several cases.

The incident rate is similar for both males and females. Recovering level is more often if the age is less than 65.Imaging tests (CT, MRI), blood test for very high levels of CA 19-9 tumor markers and biopsy helps you to confirm the disease.

Herbal Remedies for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

Any variant of cancer is a result of high imbalance in all the three doshas – vata, pitta & kapha. Planet Ayurveda put forwards some excellent choices of herbal preparation that are well suited in hilar cholangiocarcinoma. As these herbal remedies will treat root cause of this disease. All of them guaranteed to have no side effects, as there are no added preservatives or chemicals.

1. Liver Detox Formula

As the name indicates, liver detox formula helps in liver detoxification. It helps to boost the natural defense system of the body. An enhancement of liver function heals poor digestion, bloating, hormonal irregularities & fatigue as there is an increase in bile secretion. Besides the therapeutic effect, it also has liver failure preventive action if taken daily. The major ingredients of liver detox formula includes:

  • Katuki – Picrorhiza kurrao
  • Punarnava – Boerhavia diffusa
  • Kalmegh – Andrographis paniculata
  • Makoy – Solanum nigrum
  • Kaasni – Cichorium intybus
  • Biranjasipha – Achillea millefolium – yarrow
  • Jhavuka – Tamarix galluca
  • Himsra – Capparis spinosa
  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula

Hepatitis, cirrhosis, jaundice and all other liver diseases are well managed using liver detox formula. It is a product of Planet Ayurveda, which will certainly improve your liver function. SGPT & SGOT are well balanced using liver detox formula.

After years of research, it is proved that Phyllanthus niruri has hepato-protective property and it helps to clear out the hepatitis virus. Also Andrographis paniculata is enriched with power to reduce the elevated SGOT & SGPT levels.

Recommended Dosage :-1 to 2 capsules twice daily with plain water half an hour after meals.



2. Kanchnaar Guggul

It is a potent anti-inflammatory herbal formulation. Kanchnaar guggul is enriched with numerous antioxidants and possess anti microbial activity. It is also known to be an excellent anti mutagenic. Kanchnaar guggul is empowered to pacify all the three aggravated doshas – vata, pitta & kapha. It is an excellent choice of medicine for treating skin diseases, liver cysts, fistula and also good to use in tumors & lymphoma etc. The ingredients of this formulation includes:

  • Bark of Kanchnaar – Bauhinia variegata
  • Amalaki – Emblica officinalis
  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
  • Bibhitaki – Terminalia bellerica
  • Ginger – Zingiber officinale
  • Black pepper – Piper nigrum
  • Pippali – Piper longum 
  • Varuna – Crataeva religiosa

Recommended Dosage :-1-2 tablets twice or thrice a day with plain water half an hour after meals.

3. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

It contains mixture of herbs that are excellent for liver and spleen function. Yakrit plihantak churna is a liver cleanser and helps to regenerate the liver cells. Hence, it helps to avoid liver failure. The churna increases bile production that enhances the liver function. The ingredients of Yakrit plihantak churna includes:

  • Bhumi amla – Phyllanthus niruri
  • Katuki – Picrorhiza kurrao
  • Makoy – Solanum indicum
  • Punarnava – Boerhavia diffusa
  • Kalmegh – Andrographis paniculata
  • Kaasni – Cichorium intybus
  • Sharpunkha – Tephrosia purpurea
  • Bhringraj – Eclipta alba

Yakrit plihantak churna is best in alcoholic liver diseases, fatty liver and in enlarged spleen.

Recommended Dosage :- ½ to 1 tsp full twice a day with plain water half an hour after meals.

4. Phyllanthus Niruri

Phyllanthus niruri capsules are prepared from the standardized herbal extracts of the herb Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri). The antioxidant property and the antimicrobial activity of the capsule enhances the liver function. It is considered to be the best drug for enlarged liver.

Recommended Dosage :- 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water half an hour after meals.

5. Tulsi Capsules

The standardized extract of herb Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is used for capsules formation. Immune boosting capacity of Tulsi is well used for hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Tulsi capsules are natural remedy for cancer and other auto immune diseases.

Recommended Dosage :- 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water half an hour after meals.

6. Giloy Capsules

These capsules are prepared from herb Guduci (Tinospora cordifolia). It is considered to be as elixir and do posses rejuvenating properties. Giloy has anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It boosts the immune system and acts as immune modulator. Giloy capsules help in the detoxification of the body. As, it is enriched with lots of natural antioxidants & it’s a natural blood purifier.

Recommended Dosage :- 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water half an hour after meals.

7. Punarnava Capsules

Punarnava capsules are prepared from standardized extract of herb (Boerhavia diffusa). It is a very effective pain reliever. These capsules are well known for its anti- inflammatory and diuretic properties. It is widely used for revitalizing the lives and also helps in cleansing the blood.

Recommended Dosage – 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water half an hour after meals.