Category: Interstitial Lung Disease

Ayurvedic Perspective of Eosinophilic Lung Disease/Pulmonary Eosinophilia


Eosinophilic lung disease/ pulmonary eosinophilia is a condition in which basically there is the accumulation of eosinophils in the pulmonary pathway due to any of the associated conditions such as various infections, allergies, parasites, malignancies, autoimmune processes, obstructive lung diseases and various others. Lungs are considered as one of the most important organs for life as it supports our breathing. As each cell of the body needs an abundance of oxygen for living, that is only possible if our lungs work properly. The oxygen gets exchanged with the carbon dioxide present in the cells of the body which is the waste and can be eliminated with the help of lungs. So it is important to keep lungs healthy for maintaining overall health of the body. Let’s discuss further all the details of pulmonary eosinophilia and its ayurvedic management.


Pulmonary Eosinophilia / Eosinophilic lung disease is a condition that is associated with the lodgement of the eosinophils in the lungs and the respiratory tract. This can occur due to any of the pathologies caused in the respiratory tract which further leads to an increase in the eosinophil and its accumulation. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell and are part of the immune system. Eosinophils are usually built up with the reaction to any kind of infection, inflammation and allergen in the respiratory tract. As per ayurveda it can be correlated to the pranavaha sroto dushti, further we are going to discuss the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of Pulmonary Eosinophilia.

Eosinophilic lung disease


The causes of Pulmonary eosinophilia include various things depending upon the type. As it is generally divided into three types that are idiopathic which have unknown causes, the second one is secondary pulmonary eosinophilia which includes the causes such as certain drugs, parasites, allergies, etc. The last type is eosinophilic vasculitis in which inflammation of blood vessels occurs that prevents the blood flow which further causes the damage to the tissues and vital organs mainly occurs due to allergies and asthma.

Following are some of the common drugs and infections that can lead to Pulmonary Eosinophilia.


  • Penicillin
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Tetracycline


  • Aspergillus fumigatus fungi
  • Parasitic infections due to schistosomiasis, ascaris, microfilariasis, strongyloidiasis


The following are the symptoms of Primary Eosinophilia

  • Dry cough
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • General debility
  • Wheezing
  • Rapid breathing
  • Shortness of breath

Beside the above Symptoms, Pulmonary Eosinophilia Consists of the Symptoms Mostly Associated with Respiratory Tract Issues.


Diagnosis of Pulmonary Eosinophilia includes a complete history with clinical evaluation and various laboratory tests. Also a physical examination is to be done which on rule out will come out with a wheezing sound in lungs. Various imaging techniques play an important role in ruling out pulmonary eosinophilia. Chest x – ray and CT scan is one of the most important tests to be done. Another test of bronchoalveolar lavage is needed for clearing the doubt in diagnosis. Blood tests are generally done to rule out the number of eosinophils and analysis of sputum is also important for evaluating the presence of any of the possible parasites.


Ayurveda Eosinophilic Lung Disease / Pulmonary eosinophilia can be correlated to Pranavaha sroto dushti. Before studying what is Pranavaha sroto dushti let us discuss what is pranavaha srotas. Pranavaha srotas are the channels in the body that help in carrying oxygen (a life element). These channels originate from hridya (heart) and rasa vahini dhamanis (the channels in our body that transports nutrients to all body parts.

Causes of vitiation of Pranavaha Srotas

Kshaya (depletion of tissues), veg vdharana (suppressing natural urges), ruksha ahara sewan (intake of dry food items), vyama abhyasa with kshudha (exercise on hunger), ati shasa (working more than  one’s physical capacity).

Symptoms of vitiation of Pranavaha Srotas

Prolonged breathing, shortness of breath, difficult breathing, intermittent breathing, abnormal sounds during breathing, painful breathing. So for relieving the symptoms of pranavaha sroto dushti , Planet Ayurveda formulated a list of herbal remedies that we are going to discuss further.              


Planet ayurveda is a clinic that helps you with getting rid of your problem in an ayurvedic way. All their remedies are formed under the guidance and supervision of M.D. ayurveda doctors and 100% purely vegetarian. Also while formulating their remedies they take care that any kind of added synthetic material should not be added to it like any sort of resins, fiber, color, preservatives and all. Now let us go through those herbal remedies that will ease your symptoms of Pulmonary eosinophilia.

Following are The List of Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda that Helps in the Management of Pulmonary Eosinophilia:


Herbs for Eosinophilic lung disease

Herbal Supplements for Eosinophilic lung disease



Aller-G Care by Planet Ayurveda is a herbal remedy in capsule form which consists of various standardized herbal extracts such as Haridra (Curcuma longa), neem (Azadirachta indica), shirish (Albizia lebbeck), and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These capsules help in alleviating the symptoms of pulmonary eosinophilia by eliminating any type of allergens from the body. It also prevents the growth of allergens in the body due to the presence of antioxidant properties.


Premium blood cleanse is a herbal remedy formulated by Planet Ayurveda in capsule form. These capsules consist of herbal extracts like haridra (Curcuma longa) and neem (Azadirachta indica). This formulation consists of the properties such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, blood purifier, antihelminthic, etc.     These capsules help in the detoxification of the blood as well as maintain the levels of blood components which aids in the formation of healthy and cleansed blood. So by cleansing of blood eosinophils get depleted and there is the alleviation of symptoms of Pulmonary Eosinophilia.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.  


Tulsi capsules by Planet Ayurveda consist of the standardized extract of herb tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). Tulsi provides various health benefits especially for the respiratory system. It consists of anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-allergic and antitussive properties. It boosts up the immunity levels and prevents all types of infections thus restricting  Pulmonary eosinophilia. Tulsi is a very potent herb for lungs and helps in maintaining the overall health of the respiratory system.


Respi-Support is a very effective herbal remedy in a capsule form formulated by Planet Ayurveda. This herbal remedy includes the standardized extract of karchoor (Curcuma zedoaria), bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum), pippali (Piper longum) and two more herbs. All the herbs consist of hot potency which helps in reducing vata and kapha dosha so it is helpful in managing the symptoms of Pulmonary Eosinophilia. As the aggravation of kapha and vata dosha is responsible for the vitiation in the respiratory tract, this remedy is very helpful in Pulmonary Eosinophilia patients. Respi-support capsules mainly help in relieving the symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, prolonged breathing, shortness of breath and various other problems while breathing.

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


Kaas-Har Churna is available in powder form by Planet Ayurveda. The herbal powder consists of various lung supportive herbs such as vanshlochan (Bambusa arundinacea), Pippali (Piper longum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) and Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylenica). This herbal formulation aids in reducing kapha dosha in the respiratory pathway and helps in relieving the major symptoms of pulmonary eosinophilia such as dry cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, rapid breathing and various others.

Dosage: 1 tsp twice daily with honey after meals.

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Eosinophilic lung disease / pulmonary eosinophilia is a condition in which basically there is the accumulation of eosinophils in the pulmonary pathway due to any of the associated conditions. The main causes of pulmonary eosinophilia are various infections, allergies, parasites, malignancies, autoimmune processes, obstructive lung diseases and various others. The main symptoms included Dry cough, Chest pain, Fever, Rash, General debility, Wheezing, Rapid breathing and Shortness of breath. Other symptoms depend upon the pathology of the disease. Patients who are suffering from pulmonary eosinophilia follow a healthy diet and lifestyle along with herbal remedies by planet ayurveda to get rid of this disease. All the remedies are 100% pure so feel free to consume these herbal remedies and get rid of your problem.

What is Honeycombing in the Lungs? (Pulmonary Fibrosis)-Causes and Treatment


The human respiratory system consists of a network of tissues or organs, lungs are the primary organs of the respiratory system. Lungs are the paired organ located on either side of the heart of human beings. The prime function of the lungs involves the gaseous exchange between the atmosphere and the bloodstream, basically, oxygen is extracted and transferred into the bloodstream and in turn releasing the carbon dioxide from the blood to the external environment. But due to increased air pollution and some other factors can lead to the degradation of the normal function of the lungs. One of such diseases is pulmonary fibrosis. In this article, we’ll discuss in brief the disease and its best Ayurvedic management.


Pulmonary fibrosis also known as honeycombing in lungs due to the radiological appearance of this disease and is defined as the condition which is characterised by presence of small cystic spaces with irregularly thickened walls composed of fibrous tissue in the lungs. Basically in pulmonary fibrosis, the tissue of lungs gets scarred, and lungs are unable to perform the normal functions efficiently. With increase in time, this condition gradually becomes worse and may ultimately lead to complete loss of function of lungs. Honeycomb cysts often predominate in the pleural/ sub pleural and peripheral regions of the lungs regardless of their cause.


The common clinical features of lung fibrosis include shortness of breath especially on exertion, chronic dry cough, weakness and fatigue, chest discomfort and pain in chest and back regions, loss of appetite is followed by rapid loss of weight On auscultation, sometimes the fine cracked during inspiration can be heard on the base of lungs.


The causes of pulmonary fibrosis include environmental pollution, some medications, infections such as SARS infections, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease etc., and connective tissue diseases. Endogenous stimuli- dust, fumes, cigarette smoke, autoimmune conditions.
Exogenous stimuli- drug interactions, radiations and other diseases.


Due to the overexposure of endogenous and exogenous stimuli, leading to microscopic lung injury, separated spatially and temporally and if these injuries remain intact lead to lung haemostasis, and when healed up it leads to gradual change in lung parenchyma with fibrotic tissue leading pulmonary fibrosis, which appear as honeycombs on radiological imaging. This progressive changes in the normal lung tissue with scarred one, resulting in the reduced oxygen diffusion capacity and increase in stiffness of chest and back region.

Pulmonary Fibrosis


  • The diagnosis of this condition may be based on symptoms, lung function tests, medical imaging and lung biopsy
  • Honeycomb lung is the classical radiological appearance with widespread fibrosis.
  • The terminal and respiratory bronchioles are dilated and thickened to produce cystic airspaces, giving this characteristic honeycomb appearance on chest x-ray.
  • High resolution CT may be required for proper visualisation of the abnormalities.


If proper management of this condition is not done it may lead to many several lifethreatining complications. These include pneumothorax, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension and respiratory failure.


In Ayurveda, the best correlation of this disease can be made with Kshatksheen janya shwas rog, (respiratory disorder as a result of healed pulmonary abscess).

The person who is regularly on inappropriate diet and unwholesome diet, excessive dry and following the trauma to the lungs or due to any infective cause, the vitiated tridosha got entered in the chest region causing severe pain in the chest, back and also passes blood in sputum (hemoptysis), leading to abscess formation in the lungs and also causing depletion of shukra and oaj (the supreme body tissue that can be correlated with hormones responsible for growth and reproduction and immunity) and leading to the condition called kshatksheen. This kshat ksheen, itself when healed, makes the progressive changing of normal to fibrosed tissues in the lungs leading to pulmonary fibrosis condition.

The common symptoms of kshatksheen include

Uroruk- Pain in chest, Shonitchardi- haematemesis, Kaaso-cough, due to the pulmonary abscess (urahkasht), and also the generalised symptoms such as Sraktmutratvum– Haemeturia, parshavprishtkatigreh- stiffness in chest, back and lumbar region and weight loss.

The bleeding when the tissue becomes fibrosed decreases but it leads to the gradual increase in breathing difficulty, exertional dyspnea and other such symptoms.

TREATMENT of Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Best Herbal Remedies as suggested by our experts for pulmonary fibrosis

  1. Praanrakshak Churna
  2. Vasaka Capsule
  3. Tulsi Capsule
  4. Shwas kuthar ras

Herbal Supplements for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Herbal Supplements for Pulmonary Fibrosis


1. Praanrakshak Churna

This is a poly herbal prepration made by Planet Ayurveda’s team on the ancient Ayurvedic principles. The shwas roga have prodominaece of kapha and vata dosha. This churna is very much efficient in screeching out the collected kapha dosha along with the soothing effects on the vata dosha. The product is having expectorant and properties to enhance the lung functions. The ingredients of this formulation include Sirisha (Albizia lebbeck), mulheti (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) etc.

Dosage– 1 teaspoon twice daily with equal amount of honey, after meals

2. Vasaka Capsules

These are the standardized extract of the vasa (Adhatoda vasica). Vasa is an amazing rejuvenating herb that helps in the prevention of infections of lungs and promoting the health of the lungs, it helps in getting rid of the excess congestion in the chest and also improves digestion. This herb enhances the blood purifying ability, and boosts up the immunity. These all factors make them both suitable and one of the best medicines for pulmonary fibrosis.

Dosage- 1 capsule two times daily with water after meals

3. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi Capsules are made from the standardized extract of Ocimum sanctum. Tulsi is the best remedy to treat the respiratory difficulties used since ages. Moreover, tulsi is the abundant source of antioxidants such as eugenol that protects the lungs from free radicals. Due to its kapha shamak property, it aids in relieving the symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis.

Dosage- 1 capsule twice daily with water after meals

4. Shwas kuthar ras

The classical Ayurvedic formulation used for the shwas roga (respiratory ailments). This medicine is useful in chronic breathing difficulties and dyspnea on exertion along with the stiffness issues in the lungs. Shwas kuthar ras is the best herbomineral preparation for dissolving the fibrosed tissue (due to kapha) and helps in promoting the normal lung functions.

Dosage– 2 tablets twice daily after meals, for better results crush the tablets in half teaspoon of ginger juice, and consume it with 1 teaspoon of honey.


There is no treatment method available with the Allopathic medicine for this condition, they mostly focus on symptomatic treatment (pulmonary rehabilitation or oxygen therapy), whereas Ayurveda with an integrated approach of lifestyle and dietary modification along with the herbal formulations is the best way to manage the condition of  Pulmonary fibrosis.