Category: Water Retention

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.

Top 7 Ayurvedic formulations for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)


Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) is one of the most common health problems affecting millions of people all around the world. It involves the infection of kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra. An infection occurs when bacteria get into the bladder or kidneys and begins to grow there.

Although modern medicines such as antibiotics are being used in UTI’s but this infection can be easily treated with herbal medicines which have no side effects.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Some of the best herbal formulations for Urinary Tract Infections are:

Neeri Tablet:

  • Neeri Tablet is a proprietary Ayurvedic medicine, manufactured by Aimil Pharmaceuticals (India), Limited New Delhi. It is indicated in Ayurvedic treatment for relieving symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection as it stabilizes urinary pH and relieves burning during urination, relieves pain and inflammation, soothes the irritated bladder and combats against common urinary pathogens, kills even resistant bacteria’s because of its vital herbal combination.

Renalka Syrup:

  • Renalka Syrup is a proprietary Ayurvedic medicine manufactured by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare. It is a natural and effective alkalizer. The herbs in this syrup possess anti-inflammatory, analgesic and diuretic properties. It helps to maintain normal urinary pH balance. It is indicated in recurrent UTI’s, as an adjuvant to antibiotics in UTI’s

Rencure Formula Capsules

Herbal Remedy for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

  • Rencure Formula is purely an herbal combination manufactured by Planet Ayurveda. The herbs used in this formulation act as diuretic, provide relief in painful urination, work as urinary alkalizer, balance the pH of urinary system, prevent recurrent UTI infections and act against anti-biotic resistant bacteria’s

Zapp Syrup:

  • Zapp syrup manufactured by Yamuna Pharmacy is a natural remedy for urinary tract infections. It comprises natural herbs, herbal alkalis etc. which sooth the irritated bladder, normalize pH, relieve burning sensation, useful in urethral inflammation, burning micturition and treat and prevent infections. This syrup is free from side effects and can be taken for day to day normal functioning and to maintain a good health of the urinary tract.

Reno Plan Syrup:

Herbal Remedy for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

  • Reno Plan Syrup is a poly herbal formulation manufactured by Planet Ayurveda to normalize the pH level of the urinary tract. The herbs used in the formation of this syrup are anti-inflammatory, analgesic and coolant in nature that sooth the inflamed tract, reduce burning sensation or pain that occurs during urination.

Stondab Syrup:

  • Dabur’s Stondab Syrup is one of the Ayurvedic medicines for urinary problems which is formulated using various medicinal herbs which help to relieve various kidney problems such as recurrent urinary tract infections, non-specific urinary tract infection, urinary calculus, etc.


  • Chandanvita is an Ayurvedic formulation manufactured by Unjha Pharmacy. The herbs in Chandanvita syrup reduce the body’s heat and converts burning sensation to cooling sensation. It acts as a very good diuretic and useful in burning sensation, checks giddiness and headache caused due to excessive heat. This syrup acts as a refreshing and energetic tonic. It is useful in urinary tract infection due to its cooling and alkaline nature.