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.

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 www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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