Category: Lung 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 Home Remedies for Asthma Treatment

It has been found that there is rapid increase in the cases of asthma. Around 100- 150 million people are affected by asthma. Though there is no medicine available which can uproot this disease compeletly. For asthma natural remedies have proven very effective. In ayurveda there are various herbs which can manage the asthma in a safe way.

natural treatment for asthma

Asthma is a respiratory disorder which is characterized by the inflammation, swelling and narrowing of air ways. Chest Congestion, difficulty in breathing, coughing and wheezing can be the symptoms of this problem. There are several factors which provoke asthma problems like pollen, dust mite, mold, and air pollutants such as smoke, some foods and certain medications.


Asthma is known as shwas rog in ayurveda. There are three energies- vata, pitta, kapha in the body which are essential for a healthy body. Imbalance in any of three energies results in the health issues.

Asthma is due to accumulation of aggravated kapha dosha in airways. Due to this flow of air in lungs gets affected which results in shortness of breath and problem in breathing. This problem is due to excessive consumption of vata (air) and kapha aggravating foods, weakness of lungs tissues and several diseases which affect lungs.

Causative factors may include like living in a moist and cold atmosphere, consuming foods which are not easily digestible and mucus formation results in blockage of respiratory channels which further causes difficulty in breathing.

From the treatment perspective there are various herbs like:

  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  • Anantmool (Tylophora asthmatica)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  • Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  • Lasuna (Allium sativum)

In ayurveda which are very effective for the treatment of asthma.

List of Top 10 Natural  Home Remedies for asthma


1. HARIDRA (Curcuma longa) – Haridra which is commonly also known as haldi and turmeric. It is quite effective in the treatment of asthma.Haridra is very effective herb to manage the bronchial congestion. This herb contains a phytochemical compound which helps to elevate the levels of antibody IgG and reduces hypersensitivity.

Consuming one teaspoon of honey with half tea spoon of haldi daily has been proven very effective in bronchial congestion. Application of a paste of haridra with ghee and black pepper  on chest and throat is also good for bronchial irritation.

2. NEEM (Azadirachta indica) – Neem has the great medicinal importance in ayurveda. All the plant parts like leaves, flowers, roots, seeds are used to cure various ailments. It helps to provide the relief in the chest congestion, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing. Neem is an effective asthma natural remedy.

3.Anantmool (Tylophora asthmatica) – Anantmool is known to be very effective herb for  asthma. It helps to increase the efficacy of lungs for oxygen intake and also provides the relief in the shortness of breath. It has been found that chewing the leaves of this herb daily helps to pacify the symptoms associated with asthma.

4.Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)–Shunthi which is commonly known as ginger, has great  medicinal importance for the treatment of asthma. By boiling, one teaspoon of grinded ginger in one cup of water is beneficial to treat asthma and clears the airways. Ginger is packed with the phytochemical compounds like Zingerones, shogaols, and gingerols have the antioxidant properties. These properties are good for the treatment of asthma.

5. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) – Tulsi is very effective natural remedy for asthma. This herb helps to resolve the respiratory disorders. It helps to provide relief in the symptoms associated with asthma like chest congestion and narrowing of air ways.

6. Vasaka ( Adhatoda vasica)-This herb is very effective  in the severe cases of asthma. It supports the good bronchial functions and also increases the intake of oxygen for proper functioning of lungs.

7.Jufa ( Hyssopus officinalis)–This herbs is packed with  anti inflammatory properties which help to  improve the functions of lung tissues. This herb is found to be very effective against respiratory complications like bronchitis, phlegm, and lungs problems.

8. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)–Ginkgo has the great importance to treat asthma. This herb is quite effective in the treatment of asthmatic attacks caused by the allergens. It is also used in the reduction of hypersensitivity problems associated with asthma. Anti inflammatory and antihistamine properties of this plant are very useful for treating asthma.

9.Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)–mulethi is very good  natural remedy for asthma. It helps to clear the air channels and provides relief in the asthmatic attacks. Mulethi helps to reduce the inflammation and also enhances antigen stimulation of lung cells.

10. Lasuna (Allium sativum)–Lasuna which is commonly known as garlic in ayurveda.  It   has anti-inflammatory properties which provides relief in symptoms associated with asthma like shortness of breath, congestion in lungs, wheezing and coughing. Lasuna supports the good health of immune system and also packed with antimicrobial activities. It has been found that consumption of its raw clove everyday helps to improve the immunity which helps to reduce the chances of asthma. Thus it is an effective asthma natural remedy.