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Relation of Hemapheresis with Raktashodhana in Ayurveda


Hemapheresis is the collection of blood components or the removal of the parts of blood using automated equipment. We will tell about the process, indications and how this is related to ayurveda and certain medications of this disease. In this method rakt shodan is done to detoxify the impurities. And certain other procedures of panchkarma are done to remove the impurities and  herbs are also provided that we will discuss further.



Hemapheresis is the therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) which involves removing blood from the donor. In this particular part of blood such as plasma and platelet is removed, and removing part then it is returned to the bloodstream of the patient and donor. TpE is a safe procedure and well tolerated. Death is rare 0.1% of all procedures. It is the unilateral paresis , the weakness of the one side of the body. In this various processes are done like erythrocytapheresis , plasmapheresis, plateletpheresis.

Process of Hemapheresis

Hemapheresis involves the direct blood into the donor veins through tubing to a machine which separates blood and its components. This procedure is generally centrifugation. After this separation the desired component is removed and the other is reinfused into the patient. This is a painless procedure and 2 hour time is required for this process. There are four centrifugation variables- the first variable is the speed and bowl diameter, the second is sit time, in the third solutes are added and the fourth is plasma volume and cellular content.

There are various categories of collection of component

  • Plasmapheresis– is useful in ABO blood group patients, in this procedure fresh frozen plasma is collected.
  • Erythrocytapheresis-Is the removal of erythrocytes from whole blood and is mainly done in sickle cell anaemia patients.
  • Plateletpheresis – It is a blood platelet in which a collection of the platelets is done by apheresis using various components.
  • Leukapheresis– removal of the basophils, or the patients who are ineffective for traditional therapy.
  • Stem cell harvesting– They are circulating bone cells into bone marrow transplants.


  • Guillain barre syndrome -is the rare disorder which attacks the nerves  of the immune system.
  • Myasthenia gravis(acute short term treatment) is characterised by weakness and fatigueness of the muscles.
  • Good posture syndrome – is an acute illness which affects the lungs and kidneys.
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy- is the neurological disorder progressively weakness and sensory functions in arms and legs

Relation of Hemapheresis with Raktashodhana

Raktshodhana is the process where the detoxification is done by many various methods. It cleanses the body and removes the impurities out of it . These procedures are performed by the ayurveda doctors. It is the purification of blood which can be done by two methods

  • Local purification which can be done of the localised area of the hand legs which is not spreading.
  • Systemic purification- This is further explained in panchkarma. This is done by four methods :
  • Shrings (by the use of horns)
  • Jaloukavacharna (leech therapy)
  • Siravedan (multiple punctures)
  • Alabu (gourds)

A siravedann process is also done, that is venesection. In the systemic purification there is the whole body involved. Certain herbs are also provided such as tikta kashaya katu ras that are beneficial in blood purifications.


1. Jaloka Avacharan

This is ashastrakrita. Jaloka mainly live in cold places and are mainly found in water. There are 12 types of jaloka found, in which 6 are savish jaloka and 6 are nirvish jaloka. Mainly known as leech therapy. Leech therapy (hirudotherapy) – has 34 components. Leech has 32 brains and has an olive colured background. Leech is stored in non chlorinated water, and stored in a tight fit box, change of water is needed twice a week.

  • Chemical constituents of saliva of leech
    • Hirudin- It is an anticoagulant
    • Hyaluronidase-  Foster the flow of blood
  • Hirudotherapy Properties -act as bloodletting, anticoagulant, thrombolytic, immunostimulating.

2. Alabu

This process is done in kapha dushti. Alabu is ruksha, katu, tikshna gunayukt. Alabu has a length of 12 angula. In this bitter gourd is used for this procedure. The affected site is cleaned with all aseptic procedures and fire is extinguished at the affected site and one end of bitter gourd is opened and let drink of blood. After this the gourd is taken out and certain ayurveda thailam ghrita are used for healing.

3. Shringi

This process is done for vat dushti. Shringi is madhur, ushan, snigdha gunyukt. Shring is a cow horn for expelling blood out. In this fluid and pus are coming out of the orifice, on one side hand is kept and from other side blood is drawn out. This is hot in potency and is viable for letting blood out which is caused by vata dushti. But when the dushti is due to kapha dosha then the use of shrings are not used as thickness of blood is more.The horn used in this process should be conical shape.

4. Siravedan

Siravedan is a bloodletting procedure by puncturing. Not more than 768ml of blood should not be expelled out.Different types of instruments are used for blood letting such as kuthari instrument, vrihimukha instrument. Siravedan is mainly done in varsha kaal, grishm ritu, hemant ritu. Siravedan is contraindicated in extreme cold, and hot climates. In siravedan the physician should tap the vein and by holding a sharp instrument must puncture the vein without shaking the hand. After the procedure the site must be washed. Patients who undergo venesection must avoid heat, fear, prolonged sitting because this increases pitta dosha. Ideal siravedan brings lightness in the body.

Herbs Used As Raktashodhak

  1. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia): It is a famous herb for blood detoxification. Manjistha has guru guna, rooksha (dry), tikta rasa ( bitter) madhura (sweet) and ushana (hot). It balances kapha and pitta. It cleanses the blood and boosts immunity. It provides clear skin.Manjistha is thick and long which has coloured bark.The flowers are small and green in colour. This herb is mainly found in many parts of the world which is called by many different names in every part. It has detoxifying properties, anti-inflammatory  and antimicrobial properties.
  2. Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus): has madhur ( sweet) and tikta (bitter) rasa, has guru guna ( heavy) and snigdha (oily) and is coolant. Sariva is widely used in treatment of anorexia, mennorrhagia.This herb undergoes sweet taste after digestion. Sariva is very helpful in low digestion strength and balances kapha and vata. The root part is used.
  3. Haridra (Curcuma longa): Haridra increases agni as it has ushna virya (hot)  katu tikta ras, haridra cleanses and detoxifies ras (digestive juice) Haridra enables the free moving of vata which is blocked by contaminated kapha and pitta. Haridra has antioxidant property which enable the free circulation of oxygen as many nutrients to the cells.
  4. Neem(Azadirachta indus): known as margosa tree. It has tikta (bitter) and kashaya ras (astringent) laghu guna (light) and katu vipaka.It balances vata dosha and removes ama, purifies the blood and it has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is a natural detoxifier. It has cold potency, easily digestible and relieves excessive thirst and cures cough. Neem is very useful in healing wounds and in many skin diseases.It balances the pitta dosha, helps in diabetes.
  5. Guduchi-(Tinospora cordifolia): has kshaya(astringent) and tikta ras (bitter) ,has laghu guna (light) with ushna veerya (hot). Used in treatment of many diseases like fever, diabetes, urinary tract infection. It balances tridoshas (vata ,pitta, kapha). It rejuvenates the body and relieves aama digestion. It is hot in potency so it works well in a burning sensation. The main part used is the stem. Guduchi along with jaggery is used to relieve constipation, and is good in anaemic patients.


Hemaphersis is the therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) which involves removing blood from the donor. It involves the direct blood into the donor veins through tubing to a machine which separates blood and its components. Hemapheresis is related to ayurveda by raktshodana and process of raktamokshana is done by jaloka, alabu, shring and siravedan,which helps in expelling of blood and its toxins from the body.Certain ayurveda herbs are also indicated in hemapheresis such as manjistha, neem, sariva,guduchi are explained as above. If you have any query you may contact us on

Natural Treatment of 1 IgA Kappa paraprotein monoclonal gammopathy


1 IgA Kappa paraprotein monoclonal gammopathy is a condition characterized by presence of an abnormal protein, i.e. monoclonal protein in the blood of a person. Bone marrow is the production site of this abnormal protein. Older men are more prone to 1 iIgA KPMG (Kappa paraprotein monoclonal gammopathy). Generally it does not cause any problem but in many cases it can progress into serious diseases like blood cancer. Person having this protein in blood must keep a regular check and take treatment to resolve it. In this article we will learn all about this disorder and its herbal management by Planet Ayurveda.


Specifically 1 IgA KPMG is a laboratory finding which indicates the presence of an abnormal protein in the blood. The person who has such protein in their blood must be monitored regularly as it could be an initial sign of multiple myeloma or smoldering myeloma. This abnormal protein (M protein or monoclonal protein) is produced by the plasma cells of a person in his/ her bone marrow. Here monoclonal means only one type of protein. This condition is not always a cause of concern by should be monitored because their cause is undetermined. Sometimes bone marrow’s healthy cells can get crowded by dividing plasma that may result in the increased level of M protein. These high M proteins cause damage to the tissue. Regular blood tests are recommended to a person who has 1 igA KPMG for any sign of diseases that might develop over time or cancer.

1 IgA Kappa paraprotein monoclonal gammopathy


As per Ayurveda, Ama (endotoxins) gets deposited in the tissues due to low digestive fire and this ama causes the production of abnormal protein in the bone marrow. Also there can be an imbalance of any of the doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha.


Generally the people having 1 IgA KPMG do not have any signs and symptoms and the condition is detected by chance when a person goes for blood test for some other conditions. Sometimes, there can be nerve problems like tingling or numbness and rashes.


The exact cause of 1 igA KPMG is not known. However certain factors like environmental and genetic factors may trigger the condition.


There are certain factors which increase increase the risk of person getting affected with 1 IgA KPMG:

  • Above the age of 70 years
  • Men are more prone to it
  • African Americans and Africans are more likely to get it
  • Family history of 1 IgA KPMG increases the risk of getting affected with it.


As already discussed, there are no signs and symptoms of 1 igA KPMG hence the condition is detected when the blood test/work is done for some other condition. However there are certain tests which you will be recommended by doctor:

  • Detailed blood tests to rule out other causes of elevated protein level
  • Urine test for ruling out any kidney disease
  • MRI, i.e. magnetic resonance imaging or PET scan
  • Test for checking bone density
  • Bone marrow test for ruling out any serious disease


Conventionally no treatment is given if there are no any signs and symptoms or if any serious disease has not occurred yet. If a patient is having osteoporosis, medications are given to increase the bone density.


Ayurvedic treatment aims at balancing the vitiated dosha in the body, removing ama from the body and reigniting the digestive fire. Ayurveda can help in managing and treating the condition before any serious disease arises. Also it can manage the ailments if the disease is already present there along with 1 IgA KPMG.


Planet Ayurveda is a very well known name in the field of herbal pharmaceutical companies in India. Products and medicines manufactured here are used by numerous people worldwide. All of these medicines and products are free from any type of chemicals, additives, preservatives etc which make them highly effective and safe to be used by anyone. For 1 IgA KPMG Planet Ayurveda offers a widely tested combination of herbal medicines that helps in treating and managing the condition naturally.

Herbal Remedies for 1 IgA Kappa paraprotein monoclonal gammopathy

Herbal Remedies for 1 IgA Kappa paraprotein monoclonal gammopathy

Product List

  1. Navkarshik churna
  2. Boswellia curcumin
  3. Gandhak rasayan
  4. Kaishore guggul
  5. Brahmi chyawanprash
  6. Amalaki rasayan
  7. Immune booster
  8. Tumo trim capsule

Product Description

1. Navkarshik churna

It is the combination of various amazing medicinal herbs like Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa) and Daruhaldi ( Berberis aristata). Navkarshik churna eliminates the accumulated endotoxins from the body, balances the tridosha hence helps in preventing formation of abnormal protein in bone marrow.

Dosage– Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Boswellia curcumin

Two amazing therapeutic herbs are the major constituent of these capsules, i.e. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). Boswellia curcumin capsules help in relieving inflammation and prevent the accumulation of abnormal protein tissues, preventing tissue damage.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

3. Gandhak Rasayan

It is the herbal tablet which is prepared from shuddha gandhak (Purified sulfur). Gandhak rasayan helps in eliminating the endotoxin from the body preventing damage to tissues. These tablets possess antimicrobial, anti bacterial and antibacterial properties as well.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Kaishore Guggul

Herbs like Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes) etc are used to prepare these tablets. Kaishore guggul works by removing the toxins from the blood and purifying it.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

5. Brahmi chyawanprash

This herbal chyawanprash boosts immunity to fight against diseases, enhances hemoglobin level, and several other health benefits are given by it. Brahmi chyawanprash is full of herbal ingredients like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum), Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Bala (Sida cordifolia) etc.

Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon with milk everyday

6. Immune booster capsule

These capsules are prepared from various herbs like Vitis vinifera (Grape seed), Phyllanthus niruri (Bhumi amla), Bovine colostrums (Cow colostrums) and Phyllanthus emblica (Amalaki). Immune booster capsules help to enhance immunity and help in preventing diseases caused due to abnormal functioning of the immune system or low immunity.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

7. Amalaki Rasayan

It is also single herb capsules which are prepared using standardized extract of Amla (Emblica officinalis) that is very well known for its high content of vitamin C which enhances the immunity and helps the body fight against diseases.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

8. Tumotrim capsules

Haridra (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Sonth (Zingiber officinale) are the herbs used in preparation of Tumotrim capsules. As the name suggests these herbal capsules help to prevent and treat any abnormal growth in the body (tumor).

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals.


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Regular checkups can help in minimizing the risk of developing serious diseases in people having 1 IgA Kappa Paraprotein monoclonal gammopathy. Better outcomes can be expected if you maintain a health promoting lifestyle. You should get enough sleep, do regular exercises, and eat nutritious foods.