Natural Cure For Anasarca


Anasarca is a medical ailment which causes generalized swelling of the whole body. This is caused due to retention of too much fluid in the tissues of the body due to several different causes. Anasarca is also called massive edema or generalized edema as it covers the whole body unlike localized edema which affects only one or two body parts. This medical condition is presented due to serious organ damage or other underlying ailment. Anasarca can be too severe, even inhibiting the movement of the affected person. In this article you can get all the detailed information about Anasarca and its herbal treatment.


Introduction to Anasarca

Usually swelling or edema can affect anyone due to injury, pregnancy, dehydration, over hydration or other medical conditions. This type of swelling is mostly found on arms, hands, ankles, feet and legs and is localized. But Anasarca is a severe form of edema affecting the whole body at a time. In Anasarca, underlying tissues and skin retain the water and salt that leads to swelling of the whole body.

Ayurvedic Aspect of Anasarca

Anasarca is correlated with the Shotha in Ayurveda. It occurs due to an imbalance of the dosha. There are three doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha and any imbalance in them result in diseases. In Anasarca there occurs vitiation of the Vata, Pitta, Kapha dosha and Rakta which causes defects in the circulation, affecting muscle (mamsa) and skin (twak) and developing generalized edema.

Signs and Symptoms of Anasarca

The main symptom of anasarca is swelling on the whole body from toes to head, along with:

  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Pressing a finger on the swollen area even for a few minutes creates a dimple on that place
  • Heart rate is either slow or fast
  • Failure of organ system like liver or kidneys
  • Inhibition of movement in severe cases
  • Weakness
  • Too much swelling on face can cause impossible to open eyes leading to impaired vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Pain in chest

Causes of Anasarca

Various causes of anasarca can be:

  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Allergic reactions
  • Severe protein deficiency causing malnutrition
  • Too much intravenous fluid administration
  • Certain anticancer drugs like Taxotere
  • Dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker use

Diagnosis of Anasarca

Medical history and physical examination will be taken by the doctor which will make clear that it is the case of anasarca. However the main aim here is to find out the underlying cause. Further tests like blood tests, CT scan, heart ultrasound, allergy tests and stress test will be conducted in order to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment of Anasarca

Treatment of anasarca is based upon the underlying cause which is necessary to be found out and treated in a timely manner. Along with treating the underlying cause, certain diuretics are also prescribed in order to expel excess fluid from the body.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Anasarca

Ayurvedic treatment aims at restoring the balance of the doshas, eliminating the cause and treating the ailment from root. There are many herbs in Ayurveda which possess natural qualities to balance the tridosha and restore health.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Anasarca

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal pharmaceutical company that involves in the production of herbal products and medicines. Further these herbal medicines are prescribed by the experienced Ayurveda doctors of Planet Ayurveda to the patients as per the ailment they are suffering from. For Anasarca Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies. These remedies are prepared using authentic and pure herbs and remedies are free from chemicals, additives, preservatives, colors, additives and yeast. All these qualities make them more safe and effective as compared to other herbal products present in market.

Products List

  1. Punarnava Capsule
  2. Water Ex Tablet
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Gokshuradi Guggul
  5. Shothari Mandoor

Products Description

1. Punarnava Capsule

These are the single herb capsules prepared using standardized extract of the herb named Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). Punarnava capsules act as a natural diuretic and help in eliminating the excess fluid from the body through urine. It also helps in correcting the kidney and liver functions.

Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Water-EX Tablet

Herbs like Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) are used in the preparation of these herbal tablets. Water-EX tablets, as the name suggests, help in natural elimination of the unwanted fluid from the body.

Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Boswellia Curcumin

Two amazingly medicinal herbs, i.e. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa) are used in the standardized form to prepare these capsules. Boswellia curcumin capsules help in relieving the inflammation present anywhere in the body and fighting the underlying cause naturally.

Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Gokshuradi Guggul

This herbal formulation is used in treating the urinary disorders, and eliminating the unwanted fluid from the body naturally through urine without causing any further damage to the body. Gokshuradi guggul tablets are prepared using herbs like Shuddh guggul (Commiphora mukul), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Long pepper (Piper longum) etc. It also helps in balancing the doshas.

Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.

5. Shothari Mandoor

Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Pippali (Piper longum), Bibhatki (Terminalia bellerica), Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis) etc are herbs used in the preparation of these tablets. Shothari mandoor helps in treating edema, swelling and inflammation in the body.

Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.


Anasarca is a sign of some serious underlying ailment which needs to be diagnosed and treated timely so that any further damage is prevented. All the herbal remedies mentioned in this article help in treating the anasarca naturally. Opting for natural remedies will be a better option as they possess natural powers to treat the disease and restore health. Mother nature has given us numerous remedies that can help humans annihilate the ailments naturally. For more details of our products check out our website and for queries you can send your queries to our email id

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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