Category: Kidney Health

Ascites – How Ayurvedic Medicines Can Help You Treat It?


Ascites is a pathological condition in which fluid accumulates in a peritoneal(Abdominal) cavity. It is also known as peritoneal cavity fluid, peritoneal fluid excess, hydroperitoneum, and abdominal dropsy.In this article, we are going to discuss Ascites in detail and its management in Ayurveda.


Ascites is an abnormal collection of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. As fluid collects in the abdomen, it can affect the lungs, kidneys, and other organs of the body. Fluid is pale yellow in colour known as Ascetic fluid. In Ayurveda. Ascites is explained under Jalodar which is a type of Udar Rog. Udar rog consider in astamahagada.



On the basis of the amount of protein present in the fluid. It is of 2 types:- Transudative and Exudative.

  1. Transudative Ascities:-  when the patient’s SAAG(serum ascites albumin gradient) level is greater than or equal to 1.1 g/dL.
  2.  Exudative Ascites:- when the patient’s SAAG ( serum ascites albumin gradient) level is less than or equal to 1.1g/dL.


Liver cirrhosis is the main cause of the ascites. Ascites can be caused by many other problems such as:-

  1. Transudative causes:- Cirrhosis, Heart failure, Hepatic venous occlusion, Kwashiorkor ( childhood protein-energy  malnutrition )
  2. Exudative causes:- Cancer, Pancreatitis, Nephrotic syndrome
  3. Other causes:- Meigs Syndrome, Vasculitis, hypothyroidism, Renal dialysis


Ascites patients have the following symptoms such as

  1. Abdominal distension
  2. Increasing weight
  3. Pedal edema
  4. Respiratory distress
  5. Feeling of heaviness
  6. Nausea
  7. Vomiting
  8. Swelling in the abdomen


Complications associated with the ascites are

  1. Pleural effusion
  2. Hepato renal syndrome
  3. Umbilical hernia
  4. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis


Diagnosis will be done on the basis of a physical examination of the patient and various tests such as:-

  1. Chest and plain abdominal films:- Elevation of diaphragm seen in massive ascites.
  2. Abdominal ultrasound:- For the site of paracentesis
  3. CT And MRI:- To check small amounts of fluid in the spaces like perihepatic space, and morisson pouch.
  4. Blood test :- To check the SGOT And SGPT level and CBC count in a patient
  5. Physical examination of the patient:-

1. In mild cases of ascites

  • The physical appearance is seen as normal because fluid is not seen without ultrasound.

2. In moderate cases of ascites

  • The abdomen appears seen differently. Shifting dullness is seen in the patient ( shifting dullness is a sign that is noticed by a person that as he shifts or turns on another side of the body, fluid will go to the dependent part of the abdominal cavity).

3. In severe cases of Ascites

  • The patient complains of various symptoms such as pressure feeling on the abdomen, and heaviness of the abdomen. On heaviness of the abdomen as the physician presses the abdomen on one side the fluid wave generates on the other side of the abdomen known as Fluid thrill.

A Puddle sign is also noticed when the small amount of ascitic fluid is up to 120 ml which is not detected by Fluid thrill and Shifting dullness.


  1. Medical treatment
  2. Avoiding alcohol
  3. Lowering salt in diet ( No more than 1500 mg/day of sodium)
  4. Diuretics
  5. Anti-inflammatory drugs
  6. Surgical treatment
  7. Paracentesis:- By pricking a needle fluid is removed through the abdomen.
  8. TIPS(Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts)- Treat the fluid form in the abdomen.
  9.  Liver transplant:- In case of liver cirrhosis, when liver failure is there.


In Ayurveda, ascites are explained under Jaloder rog which is a type of Udar rog. Udar rog is of 8 types and its last condition is Jaloder (Ascites). It is a chronic disease so Acharya said its prognosis is bad. It involves all three doshas so it is Tridoshaj vyadhi (disease).


As per  च.चि. १३

Due to the aggravation of vata dosha, there is an accumulation of vata dosha in the cavity of the abdomen (udar) and swelling of Udar Pradesh known as Jalodar.


The following are the causes

  1. Mithya ahar (improper diet)
  2.  Mithya vihar (improper activities)
  3. Excess alcohol consumption
  4.  Sitting work, without any exercise


(च.चि. १३।४५-४६)

After Snehapan (oleation therapy) or the person becomes lean or drinks excessive water after this their agni (digestive fire) is destroyed and air fills in Vessel(Klomanalika). Channels are blocked and fluid is stored in the abdomen and causes Jaloder(Ascites).


  • Dosha- Tridosha (apan and prana vayu vikriti)
  • Dusya – Ras,Udaka,Sveda
  • Agni – Jatharagni, Dhatvagni
  • Ama – Jatragnimandhyajanya
  • Srothas – Rasvaha, Swedavaha, Ambuvaha
  • Sanchara- Siras
  • Sroto dusti prakara – Sanga, Vimargagamana
  • Udbava sthana -Amashayodbhava
  • Vyaktha sthana – Udara
  • Adisthana- Udara
  • Marga – Abhyanthara, Baahya


Following are the preliminary signs of ascites

  1. Aadhman (bloating in the stomach)
  2. Atipipasa (drink more water)
  3. Udharshool (abdominal distension)
  4. Swash dhourbalya (difficulty in breathing)


The following are the symptoms

  1. Kaash (cough)
  2. Aruchi (Anorexia )
  3. Hridyaspandan (Palpitations)
  4. Everted umbilicus
  5. Nanavarna raji sira ( seen lines on abdomen)


  1. Vaman (Vomiting)
  2. Atisar (Diarrhoea)
  3. Tamak Swasa (Asthma)
  4. Trishna (Excessive thirst)
  5. Swasa (Difficulty in breathing)
  6. Kaash (Cough)
  7. Hikka (Hiccough)
  8. Aruchi (Anorexia)
  9. Mutraghata (Urinary retention)


Planet Ayurveda provides the best combination of herbal drugs that help the patient to cure it. The herbs are pure and free from any type of adulterant, preservative, or chemicals. They are safe to use and free from any side effects.
The formulation offered by Planet Ayurveda for ascites are follows as:-

Product list


Herbal Products for Ascites

Herbal Supplements for Ascites

Product Description for Ascites


Punarnava capsules are made of the single heb extraction of  Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). As punarnava is a natural diuretic it helps in reducing fluid. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and it helps in reducing swelling of the abdomen. It also balances the vata and kapha dosha.

Dosage:- 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


Water-Ex tablets are a mixture of poly herbs. It contains Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and Excipient. As Gokshura is anti-inflammatory and diuretic it helps in symptoms of urinary retention and swelling. Varuna pacifies the kapha and vata dosha. It expels the ascitic fluid from the body.

Dosage:– 1-2 tablets once or twice daily.


Rencure formula has a mixture of many poly herbs which are safe and effective in Ascites. It contains Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Palaash (Butea monosperma), Kasni (Cichorium intybus). It balances all three vata, pitta, and kapha dosha. These herbs are natural diuretics so give relief from ascites. As it has anti-diarrhea properties it can be given in its complications.

Dosage:- 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


It is made of a mixture of poly herbs like Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Punarnava ( Boerhavia diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Makoy (Solanum nigrum), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and many other herbs. It is natural liver detoxification and improves the blood flow of the liver. As it helps in digestion and removes toxins from the body. It rejuvenates the liver and helps in managing liver disease.

Dosage:– 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


It is a mixture of many poly herbs and contains Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Tamra bhasma, Rajani (Curcuma longa), Jaipala (Croton tiglium), Snuhi Ksheera (Euphorbia nerifolia). As above mentioned dravyas are helpful in Virechana karma so they remove excess fluid from the body. It is also helpful in liver disorders.

Dosage:-1 tablet twice daily, with water.


Ascites is a life-threatening condition. In Ayurveda, we treat ascites with pure herbs. Ascites care pack helps to reduce Ascites and the root causes of Ascites. Treat the disease according to symptoms. Planet Ayurveda gives herbal remedies for ascites that are safe, effective, and free from any adulterant, preservative, or chemical.

Nephrotic Syndrome – An Ayurvedic View and Treatment


Kidneys are a pair of organs in our body that regulates very essential body functions and secretion of certain hormones. The entire kidney and the whole urinary system are combined referred to as the Renal system. Any abnormality in this system hampers the body’s functioning a lot. The nephrons, and glomerulus, are a part of our renal system that is responsible for nephritic syndrome. The abnormality of nephrons is referred to as nephritic syndrome in which protein-related abnormalities are seen. In this article, we will discuss those abnormalities of the renal system. All possible causes, symptoms, and treatment methods will be detailed in this article so that you may understand the disease very well and can choose Ayurvedic management for yourself and your close ones.

Nephrotic syndrome


Nephrotic syndrome is defined as an abnormality of the renal system in which excessive protein is released from the body through urine. Adequate protein levels are maintained by our body, which is disturbed in this condition. Low proteins in the body will result in abnormalities in normal body functioning in which proteins are required.  The glomeruli in the kidneys are responsible for the filtration of waste products from the urine. An abnormality in which glomeruli fails to do their function properly, and excrete excess protein, and albumin from the body. Regular follow-up is mandatory for kidney diseases. Certain medications are recommended for the treatment of these disorders. Decreased protein levels in the body primarily show symptoms of edema, which shows swelling in the legs and ankle region due to water retention in the lower extremities due to low protein levels in the blood. This will cause weight increase and weakness at the same time. You can also notice excess foam in the urine, which may indicate the presence of protein in the urine.

Ayurvedic Aspect

According to Ayurveda nephritic syndrome occurs due to the blockage of minute channels called Srotas of the renal system. The mutraveh srotas carry urine from the body to outside the body. Any abnormality in these channels leads to abnormal symptoms in the renal system. The srotas fail to clean the abnormalities and the required protein from the body starts excreting from the body. Ayurveda offers very effective treatment for all types of kidney-related disorders and decreases the requirement for modern treatment facilities.


Certain causes for Nephrotic syndrome are-

  • Genetic causes
  • Autoimmune disorders like- Diabetes
  • Certain medications have an adverse impact
  • Glomerulonephritis


Abnormal symptoms of nephritic syndrome include

  • High Protein levels in urine
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Low protein in the blood
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased urine output
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoalbuminemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Edema
  • Foam in urine


Diagnosis is based on

  • Physical examination
  • Medical test
  • Blood test
  • Lipid profile
  • Serum albumin
  • Urinalysis
  • Kidney function test
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan
  • Kidney biopsy


Treatment of Nephrotic syndrome includes

  • Steroids
  • Immunosuppressive drugs
  • Diuretics
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme infusion
  • Anticoagulants
  • Protein intake cut in diet

Ayurvedic medicines for the treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda has its roots straight in treating all diseases from their root cause. our doctors rule out the exact cause of the disease and the naturally prepared herbal medicines are used to eliminate the cause and the existence of the disease. Whereas there are certain limitations too. The medicines used are recommended after a complete evaluation of the medicine as well as the disease. The medicines are 100% pure and need to be prescribed very carefully under strict provisions. Different medicines prepared by Planet Ayurveda, that are recommended to treat Nephrotic Syndrome are

Products List

  1. Phyllanthus Niruri
  2. Mutrakrichantak churna
  3. Chandanadi Vati
  4. Curcumin Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Nephrotic Syndrome

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Products Description

1. Phyllanthus Niruri

Phyllanthus niruri commonly known as Bhumi Amalaki is an essential ayurvedic herb that is used in the preparation of these wonderful herbal capsules. As described in Ayurveda texts it is an herb with multiple benefits like other Ayurvedic herbs. The special properties of this herb such as mild diuretic, blood purifier, balanced Pitta dosha, etc make it useful for the treatment of nephritic syndrome disease. This is also used as a general tonic to overcome body debility.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily.

2. Mutrakrichantak churna

This ayurvedic churna contains standard extracts of herbs such as- Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), etc. This is a well-known powerful diuretic churna that has certain health benefits. The essential properties of this medicine help manage abnormal symptoms of nephritic syndrome like more kidney and whole renal system-related problems.

Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon twice daily.

3. Chandanadi Vati

This polyherbal formulation helps treat various disorders related to the renal system. Each tablet contains herbs such as Safed chandan (sandalwood), Kapur, Pashanbhed, Kattha, etc. These tablets have cool potency and have proved to be effective in diseases such as- cystitis, nephritic syndrome, kidney stones, uric acid levels, etc. They maintain healthy blood circulation throughout the body. Balanced Pitta and Kapha dosha will maintain good body metabolism that is extremely helpful in treating the disease.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily.

4. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are used as natural herbal supplements for many disorders. These capsules have supplementary properties along with other disease-curing properties too, such as anti-inflammatory properties, anti-allergic properties, etc. It cures many abnormalities such as- itching, skin diseases, Pitta dosha aggravation, Digestive problems, joint-related problems, and problems in the renal system and kidney. Taking medicine in the right amount normalizes the metabolism and treats many diseases.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily.

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Kidney patients are increasing in number in the world due to various causes and wrong lifestyles. Treating these problems with Ayurveda is now very affordable and well-manageable. You can choose Ayurveda for a complete side effects-free, complications-free, toxins-free, and steroids free treatment. Various herbal remedies, therapies, products, and medicines are used in the management of your disease of the renal system. Different therapies and modifications are recommended to different patient’s accordingly, depending on various factors such as the severity of the disease, body prakriti, region, etc. For any related query and to know more about the treatment, you can contact us at our official website