Category: Allergy

Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

Abstract

Today, again we are going to discuss a rare disease about which research is still going on and the exact cause is still unknown but it is categorized under autoimmune diseases and it is a skin disease called Bullous pemphigoid. In this article, we will elaborate on the disease, its causes, the Ayurvedic aspect of the disease, herbal way to treat it, and about the dietary and lifestyle guidelines to be followed to manage this disease condition.

Bullous Pemphigoid

Introduction

Pemphigoid is a rare skin disease that produces various blisters on the body and bullous pemphigoid is one of its types. This is characterized by large fluid-filled bullae or blisters that are very painful and largely elevated on the skin and usually occur on the areas which we need to flex for the movement like the armpit, thigh, etc. This is an autoimmune disease and can occur at any age but the incidence ratio is high in old aged people and can affect both the sexes equally.

Ayurvedic Aspect of the Disease

As per Ayurveda, this is a Twak Vikara which occurs due to vitiation of all the tridoshas especially Pitta and Kapha dosha, and raise big blisters on the skin, which are filled with fluid, after affecting rasa (lymph), Rakta (Blood), mamsa (muscle tissue), and Meda (adipose tissue) dhatu in our body. And causes Kandu (Itching), Daha (Burning sensation), Ruja (Pain), etc.

What are the Causes of Bullous Pemphigoid?

  • As discussed earlier the cause is still unknown but the main issue of this disease is considered our overactive immune system which will attack our healthy cells of the body due to misdirection and misunderstand the normal cells as a foreign body and causes abnormality and reflects on our skin in the form of blisters.
  • There are some other causes:
  • Diet – Excessive consumption of hot, spicy, oily foodstuffs, abhishyandi food items (which causes obstruction in the channels), incompatible food combinations, etc.
  • Lifestyle – Excessive exposure to chemicals, ultraviolet rays, etc.
  • History of Autoimmune diseases like Scleroderma, etc.
  • Long-term use of steroids may result in skin issues.

Symptoms

There are various signs and symptoms:

  • The main characteristic feature of this disease is blistered and they are filled with fluid.
  • Areas that are affected more are the armpits, abdomen, knees, thighs, legs, etc.
  • Itching is quite common in these areas.
  • Multiple rashes like hives.
  • Laceration
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Inability to move or flex the parts hence hampers the range of movement.
  • Burning sensation.
  • There will be pain and stiffness in the area.
  • Repeated occurrence.
  • Lesions may be associated with weakness, fatigue, etc.

Diagnosis

It can be diagnosed clinically on the basis of presentation of blisters but sometimes if it’s a long-standing one then may need a skin biopsy to know the chances of malignancy or to differentiate it from any other disease.

Treatment as per Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, Bullous Pemphigoid Disease can be treated with the help of herbs and detoxification methods very easily. Like Virechana and Vamana are beneficial in such conditions. Internal medicines are beneficial for detoxification, blood purification, and healing the eroded skin. Planet Ayurveda contributes its best in dealing with this disease and offers the following medicines to treat Bullous pemphigoid.

  1. Manjishtha Capsule
  2. Pitta balance
  3. Gandhak rasayan
  4. Dermo plan
  5. Nirgundi oil
  6. Tea Tree Aloe Vera Premium Handmade Bathing Bar

Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

1. Manjishtha Capsule

Purified manjishtha extract is used to prepare these capsules. This herb helps to dry up the accumulated fluid and subside the blisters. It also reduces the chances of developing new blisters. It helps to rejuvenate the affected skin. Along with anti-inflammatory action, it helps to correct the functions of the immune system.

Dosage : 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

2. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula

These capsules help to restore the normal skin complexion and reduce the redness and scars which may appear after the blisters. It helps to provide nourishment to the eroded skin.

Dosage : 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

3. Pitta Balance

This combination of cooling minerals and herbs will help to alleviate Pitta dosha in our body. It helps to modulate and strengthen the immune system, which is a basic cause for the production of this disease. It helps to reduce the burning sensation in our body.

Dosage : 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

Purified sulphur will help to eliminate the toxins from the blood and purifies it. It’s a classical formulation that has immense actions on our skin and skin diseases. It helps to flush out the toxins and heals the skin at a rapid pace. It acts as an elixir in skin problems.

Dosage : 2 tabs twice daily, after meals with normal water.

5. Dermo Plan Syrup

A syrup formulated by Planet Ayurveda to deal with various skin problems that help to purify blood and skin and resolve the issues like itching, burning sensation, and skin sores. Various skin detoxifying and blood detoxifying herbs are used in its preparation that has a direct effect on our skin.

Dosage : 2 tsp. twice daily, after meals with normal water.

6. Nirgundi Oil

This oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory action on our skin hence helps to reduce the itching, redness, and burning sensation when applied over them and averts the chances of its spread.

Method of Application: After properly cleaning the area you must apply the oil locally.

7. Tea Tree Aloe Vera Premium Handmade Bathing Bar

This soap also has a good effect on disease conditions related to skin. It will help to soothe the local skin and clears it. Antioxidant-rich soap will provide a soothing effect on the affected and sensitive skin and replenish the skin cells.

Use : For local wash.

Some Useful Tips

Lastly, some guidelines which will help to get rid of this disease very fast:

  • Stop using the milk products, sour foods, and spicy foods as they may vitiate pitta dosha in the body which is the main cause of this disease.
  • Reduce salt and sugar intake.
  • Add a few things to a daily routine like – juice of Neem, Aloe vera, Amla, or Giloy.
  • Maintain proper hygiene.

Conclusion

Skin diseases can be managed some time with the topical steroids but can’t resolve completely. On exposure to various factors, the condition will reoccur. But Herbal medicines help to kill the root cause and treat them well. So, in the case of Bullous Pemphigoid, it is a better option to treat them naturally.

Alternative Treatment for Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)

Abstract

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a kind of lung disorder that affects some people who are allergic to a fungus called Aspergillus (generally Aspergillus fumigatus). ABPA can potentially damage the lungs because it can lead to Bronchiectasis, a condition that can cause airway inflammation and obstruction. ABPA can be effectively managed in a safe and timely manner with the help of herbal products available from Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company.

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA): Introduction (الحساسية داء الرشاشيات القصبي الرئوي)

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) is a fungal infection of the lungs. The condition is essentially an allergic reaction resulting from a hypersensitive response of the body’s immune system to the fungus Aspergillus (commonly called mold) which is found in the environment. The Aspergillus fungus is usually found in the soil, dust, dead leaves, water, compost piles, and marijuana, as well as in certain foods and ground spices. The spores of the fungus are extremely small particles that can float in the air. The spores can be inhaled from the air by many people but without any health problems. However, in people affected by ABPA, the spores of Aspergillus fungus (normally Aspergillus fumigates) trigger an allergic reaction due to which the immune system overreacts to the fungus, thereby resulting in lung inflammation.

Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Bronchopulmonary

The exaggerated response of the immune system to Aspergillus fungus mostly occurs in people suffering from asthma, chronic infections, or cystic fibrosis. ABPA can lead to tightening of airway muscles (bronchospasm) because of airway inflammation which dilates the airways. The condition can also result in mucus buildup which can cause cough and breathing problems. Over a period of time, ABPA can cause damage to sensitive lung tissues, and can even lead to scarring.

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA): Symptoms

Some of The Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) are

  • Frequent coughing
  • Episodic wheezing
  • Thick sputum production
  • Brown-colored mucus plugs in cough
  • Blood in cough (hemoptysis)
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty in doing exercise
  • Fatigue
  • General weakness
  • Chest pain
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Recurrent infection or fever.

Symptoms of ABPA

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA): Treatment(علاج داء الرشاشيات القصبي الرئوي التحسسي)

 

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)

Treatment of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

The conservative treatment of Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) involves the use of anti-fungal medications, anti-inflammatory drugs (corticosteroids), and antibiotics. These treatments are chiefly aimed at controlling severe inflammation, restricting the progress of lung damage, and maintaining the normal functioning of the lungs.

Planet Ayurveda offers ‘ABPA care pack’ for natural management of the condition. The pack includes the following herbal products:

1. Curcumin Capsules(فوائد الكركمين)

Curcumin – a key active compound of Turmeric herb (Curcuma Longa) – is used for the preparation of these capsules. Turmeric is known for its proven medicinal significance, especially its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Patients suffering from ABPA can benefit from the use of Curcumin capsules because of the ability of the capsules to manage respiratory conditions, reduce inflammation, treat allergies, enhance immunity, cure infections, relieve congestion, and manage muscular disorders.

Dosage: 1 capsules, two times a day.

2. Praanrakshak Churna

The preparation of this churna – herbal powder – involves the use of several potent anti-allergy herbs.

The Herbs Include

  • Bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum)
  • Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)Kantakari
  • (Solanum xanthocarpum)
  • Shirish (Albizia lebbeck)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  • Vaasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Anantmool (Tylophora asthmatica)

The use of this churna is beneficial for ABPA patients because herbal components can treat chronic allergies, chronic bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, asthma, and respiratory tract infections. The churna can effectively treat breathlessness and other breathing problems, and ensure healthy lung function.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful, two times a day.

3. Bronco Plan Syrup

This syrup is an excellent herbal formulation for managing respiratory disorders. The syrup is prepared from a combination of some powerful herbs including

  • Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  • Pipali (Piper longum)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Madhuyashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  • Vasaka (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Kakarshring (Pistacia integerrima
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
  • Brihad Ela (Amomum subulatum)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  • Lavang (Syzygium aromaticum)
  • Kasmard (Cassia occidentalis)
  • Putiha (Mentha piperita)
  • Nilgiri oil (Vitex negundo).

The use of the syrup is beneficial in managing ABPA symptoms because of the ability of the herbal ingredients to strengthen the respiratory system, treat asthma, improve airflow to the lungs, soothe the respiratory passages, manage bronchitis, boost immunity, and treat chronic cough and allergies.

Dosage: Two teaspoonfuls, two times a day.

4. Vasaka Capsules

For preparing these capsules, a standardized extract of Vasaka herb (Adhatoda vasica) is used. The herb is known for its anti-asthmatic, bronchodilatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties.

These capsules are beneficial for ABPA patients because the capsules can keep the immune system healthy, support healthy lungs, manage inflammatory swellings, treat skin disorders, and support good intestinal health.

Dosage: One capsule, two times a day.

5. Brahmi Chyawanprash

Brahmi Chyawanprash is a jam-like health supplement which is prepared from a combination of some extremely potent herbs, including Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Amla (Emblica officinalis), and several other herbs. The herbal components of this herbal product are widely known for their ability to improve overall health and well-being.

The regular use of Brahmi Chyawanprash is extremely beneficial for ABPA patients because the product can relieve respiratory problems, enhance the nervous system, manage chronic inflammation, rejuvenate the body, promote mental health, and manage the degenerative changes undergone by the body.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful, two times a day.

6. Tulsi Capsules(فوائد أوراق تولسي)

A standardized extract of Tulsi herb (Ocimum sanctum) is used for preparing these capsules. The herb is considered a natural immuno-modulator; and can effectively manage cancers, auto-immune disorders, diabetes, allergies, chronic sinusitis, and chronic rhinitis.

People affected by ABPA can benefit from the use of Tulsi capsules because of the ability of the herb to strengthen the immune system, manage respiratory conditions, treat chest pain, manage chronic infections, eliminate the negative effect of environmental toxins, and provide bioavailable antioxidants, calcium, and vitamins A and C to the body.

Dosage: One capsule, two times a day.

Conclusion

Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products for managing Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) are 100% pure and natural formulations, prepared from herbs mentioned in Ayurvedic texts. The preparation of the products does not involve the use of any chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors, starch, yeast, binders, fillers, or additives. The products are completely safe to use. Nonetheless, it is advised that patients suffering from ABPA should use the products under the guidance of an expert Ayurveda Practitioner.