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Herbal Remedies for Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome ! Schmidt’s syndrome


There are various types of conditions from which people are suffering these days. Some of the disease names are heard and some are never heard . Some of the diseases are even new for physicians and it makes us question the evolution of the human body. Is the human body evolving? The answer to this question is “Yes”.  But the evolution it is showing is not the one which makes it stronger but seems like evolution is making the human body more prone to develop unwanted changes which makes it more and more sick. There are around 3-4 new diseases which are discovered every year. In this article we will discuss one such disease and its name is Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome or schmidt’s syndrome. The Article also suggests some Ayurvedic formulations which can be used to manage this condition.


Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome has three types which are recognised as APS1, APS2 and APS3. This condition is a rare X- linked syndrome of immunodysregulation, polyendocrinopathy and enteropathy. The condition generally arises due to the mutation in FOXP3 gene which is also called as APS. All three types of Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome are characterised by sequential or simultaneous deficiencies. These simultaneous deficiencies are in the Functioning of  several endocrine glands that have a common cause. The aetiology or cause of deficiencies is mostly autoimmune response of the body. As mentioned most cases are autoimmune but in certain cases the triggers can be virus or dietary supplements.

Symptoms of Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome

So, let’s discuss the Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome in detail

Types of Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrom

There are three types of Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome

Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 is very rare and is a complex condition which is a recessively inherited disorder. In this condition there is an immune cell dysfunction with a lot of autoimmunities. This present with the group of life threatening endocrine gland and gastrointestinal dysfunction. The second type of Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome is an autosomal dominant syndrome due to multifactorial gene involvement. This results in adrenal insufficiency along with hypothyroidism and type 1 diabetes.

The third type of Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome is an autoimmune condition which is typically present in middle aged females. This syndrome results in the failure of glands which are functioned for producing hormones.
Out of these three the second type is the most common one. This condition is called Schmidt syndrome. Now, moving further in the article let’s discuss Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome type 2 or Schmidt syndrome in detail.

Symptoms of Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome type 2/ Schmidt syndrome

Initially in case of Symptoms of Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome type 2/ Schmidt syndrome, the patient presents with isolated endocrine dysfunction and later on tends to show non endocrine dysfunction as well. The patients with this condition have vague symptoms. Those symptoms are as following:

  1. Weight loss
  2. Fatigue
  3. Nausea followed by vomiting
  4. Generalised weakness
  5. Anorexia and pain in abdomen
  6. Polyuria and polydipsia
  7. May be diarrhoea
  8. Muscle along with joint pain is also observed
  9. In some cases psychiatric manifestations are also observed

Diagnosis of Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome type 2/ Schmidt syndrome

The diagnosis of Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome type 2/ Schmidt syndrome must full two out of following three criterias:

  1. Primary adrenal insufficiency also called as addison’s disease
  2. Autoimmune thyroid disease, known as grave’s disease as well
  3. Hypothyroidism along with Type 1 Diabetes mellitus

Treatment of Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome type 2/ Schmidt syndrome

The treatment in this case is done symptomatically. If there is presence of hypothyroidism then the hypothyroidism will be treated accordingly. If there is presence of Type 1 diabetes then type 1 diabetes is treated  and so on as per patient test results along with the patient’s symptoms.

Ayurvedic aspect of Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome/ Schmidt’s syndrome

Ayurveda, which is called the science of life, has many hidden gems. All we need to do is to search and imply. Conditions like Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome/ Schmidt’s syndrome are really well managed through AYurvedic herbs and the recurrent disturbance these types of conditions cause can be prevented.
Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome/ Schmidt’s syndrome is a condition in which there is imbalance in the bodily doshas and this imbalance results in the occurrence of this condition.

Ayurvedic herbs like Kanchnnar, Shallaki, haridra, haritaki, bibhitaki, amla, Giloy, gokshura can play a very important role in management of Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome/ Schmidt’s syndrome.

Herbal formulations by Planet Ayurveda for Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome type 2/ Schmidt syndrome

Planet Ayurveda is a leading herbal formulations manufacturing company which is dealing with more than 500 product ranges. The organisation also supplies its products to various parts of India and to many other countries as well. The products are approved by the FDA, US and have all types of certifications. All of the products are totally herbal and are manufactured with the best herbs. The herbs are collected from various regions of India. The herbal formulations are prepared according to the ancient ways explained in the Ayurvedic texts and give really impressive results. These formulations are manufactured and packed under the strict supervision and guidance of MD Ayurveda experts. The Ayurvedic formulations are advised in a combination, in many types of conditions and have very fruitful impact. The formulations which are given in Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome type 2/ Schmidt syndrome are as follows:

Product List


Herbal Remedies for Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome

Herbal Supplements for Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome

Product Description


Kanchnnar guggul is a classical preparation. The formulations work fantastically in controlling hypothyroidism in patients with Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome type 2/ Schmidt syndrome. The formulation has ingredients like kanchnar (Bauhinia variegata), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Varuna Bark (Crataeva religiosa), Guggul (Commiphora mukul) and many others. All these ingredients help in the impressive pacification of kapha dosha in the body and due to presence of guggul microchannels (which are also called as srotas) are also cleared. Guggul also has healing properties and  helps in the elimination of endotoxins as well.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day after meals with lukewarm water


Boswellia Curcumin is a patent Planet Ayurveda’s formulation which has Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) & Haridra (Curcumin longa). Both of these herbs have  a very great effect in the pacification of Vata and Kapha dosha. Thus the formulation has a great impact on pains which are present in this case. These capsules by Planet Ayurveda have a very great effect on purification of Srotas or micro channels as well. Boswellia curcumin also works to enhance and balance the digestion process which in turns results in less accumulation of endotoxins in the body. The capsules are completely vegetarian and do not have any type of side effects.

Dosage: One Capsule twice a day after meals with lukewarm water


Navkarshik Churna is a powderous preparation which has a blend of various herbs.  Formulation has a combination of herbs like Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminelia Chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) and many others. The Churn is especially prepared to scrape out the toxins from the body. All of the herbs or ingredients in this formulation are used in pure form and the formulation has no side effects. Navkarshik churna is a n excellent ama expellent and also clears the channels which are clogged due to accumulation of ama. The powder gives wonderful results in autoimmune polyglandular syndrome or Schmidt’s syndrome.

Dosage: One tsp twice a day after meals with lukewarm water


Panchtiktaghrit guggul is a very impressive Cow’s ghrit based preparation which has an impressive effect in various kinds of conditions. As its name suggest “Panchtikta” which means it has five ingredients and these five ingredients are astringent in taste.The ingredients  are  Neem (Azadirachta indica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), Patola patra (Trichosanthes dioica) and kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum) along which guggul (Commiphora mukul) and Cow’s ghrit (Clarified butter prepared from Cow’s milk). It is a formulation that has an impact on the entire body and works by enhancing the body’s metabolism. The panchtiktaghrit guggul is  known to maintain the overall health of the person.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day after meals with lukewarm water


Mahamanjisthaghan vati is an impressive formulation which has only one ingredient and that is manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). The role of this formulation is in blood purification and it also acts as a brilliant immunomodulator. The formulation works for many symptoms related to Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome type 2 or Schmidt syndrome. Due to its immunomodulatory effect it has its impact on the body’s metabolism and also results in pacification of doshas. The herb is very well known for its blood purification effect and has its positive impact on the liver as well. The tablets are having impressive results in this condition and prepared under the strict guidance of MD Ayurveda Experts

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day after meals with lukewarm water


Tribulus power capsule is a patent product of Planet Ayurveda that has only one herb as its ingredient and it is Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris). Gokshur has an amazing effect in this condition as it has a great impact by lowering blood sugar levels. Not just blood sugar or glucose, this also has a positive impact on high blood pressure as well. Tribulus power helps in eliminating toxins from the body as it is having antioxidant effects. Tribulus power is a very impressive product and it gives great results in boosting physical stamina as well. It is totally vegetarian and has no side effects.

Dosage: One Capsule twice a day after meals with lukewarm water

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Autoimmune polyglandular Syndrome/ Schmidt’s syndrome is a condition which is difficult to diagnose as a patient must develop symptoms related to multiple systems. But with Ayurvedic formulations the situation is quite manageable and patients get relief gradually. But of course one has to follow the diet completely as diet plays an important role in our body’s working. Body’s metabolism and body’s health depends on the food we eat and also on the lifestyle we are living. Ayurveda is a natural way of healing and one must opt to follow the natural ways so that recurrent flare up of the situations can be avoided or prevented.

Radiofrequency Ablation & Ayurvedic Treatment for Frozen Shoulder


Frozen shoulder is an excruciating, frequently prolonged, condition that requires cautious clinical conclusion and therapy. Patients typically recuperate, however they might very well never recapture their full scope/range of movement. So this condition is quite troublesome and needs emergency care thus we must focus on its management at earliest as the patient loses the range of motion and is extremely in pain. In the text below, we shall discuss its detail and management protocol in the contemporary system of medicine and the traditional system of Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Further we shall also discuss radiofrequency ablation for frozen shoulders. Let’s discuss!!


In 1934, Codman introduced the term ‘Frozen shoulder’. He portrayed an excruciating shoulder state of insidious beginning that was related with stiffness and troublesome sleeping on the affected side. Codman additionally recognized the undeniable decrease in forward rise and outside rotation that are the signs of the illness. Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis. In Ayurveda, this condition can be well correlated with vata dosha as the vata dosha causes pain, immobility and stiffness. Thfurther the correlation of the condition can be well established with the vata disorder ‘avbahuka’. We shall further see its ayurvedic aspect in this text. Now let’s discuss the causes, features and management of the condition of frozen shoulders.

frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder

Causes of Frozen shoulder

Though the exact cause of the frozen shoulder is not known, some of the causes have been postulated. Usually seen in the sixth decade of life. Some of the medical conditions such as Diabetes, Thyroid dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, Cardiac disorders have been linked with the development of frozen shoulders. Immobilisation : the condition of frozen shoulder can exist after a long period of immobilisation post injury or post surgery, a fracture.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Pain increases with the movement of the arm
  • Stiffness in the affected shoulder
  • Reduced range of motion


  • Physical examination
  • Pain while moving the arm.
  • arthroscopy


  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Corticosteroid injection
  • Joint distension
  • hydrodilation
  • Physical therapy – external rotation -passive stretch, forward flexion- supine position, crossover arm stretch
  • Surgery (arthroscopic surgery)
  • Radiofrequency ablation.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure to reduce pain that is indicated when the patient feels an excruciating pain in his shoulder. According to a study, radiofrequency ablation of shoulder pain. It has been found that it adds to the increased range of motion as well as reduced intensity of pain. A frozen shoulder is a condition that can affect anybody at any age, in spite of the fact that it is undeniably more seen in the age group of 40-60 and it is likewise substantially more common in females than in gents.

Conventional medicines for a frozen shoulder will generally focus on physiotherapy coupled with the patient exercises practices at home, to really objective the shoulder joint to become flexible once again and lessening the pain and irritation/inflammation of the joint. Though, there are a few examples where the pain is hard-headed as in it doesn’t respond to physiotherapy. In these cases, the strategy used to control the pain and overcome the inflammation would in general focus on steroid infusions, which additionally contained nearby sedatives. Now, presently there is one more exceptionally viable weapon that can be utilised in the battle against frozen shoulder and that is pulsed radiofrequency, which is applied in the locale of the suprascapular nerve.

The suprascapular nerve is the most commonly affected nerve that is affected in the condition of frozen shoulder. Therefore, it is targeted by the pulsed radiofrequency ablation management. Pulsed Radiofrequency treatment is a method of re-molding the nerves so they return to being in their ‘pre-torment’ state. Dissimilar to other radiofrequency management there is no drawn out harm to the nerves, so a method is leaned toward by both patients and pain experts. This absence of harm originates from the way that the nerves are not warmed similarly likewise with other radiofrequency managements.

The methodology includes a terminal (an electrode) applied through the skin straightforwardly focusing on a nerve or nerves and warming them up just to around 42 º C which causes no long-lasting harm. The procedure of this technique is very short, usually less than 10 minutes in an outpatient department. The technique is minimally invasive and it has a few risks associated with the technique and patients usually recover within an hour and can go home later.

General physics; examination and routine check ups are performed in order to check the fitness for the procedure.The success rate of the procedure is very good around seventy to eighty percent. Furthermore, the procedure has very few side effects which makes it an effective technique in patients who are not responsive to the exercises and physiotherapy. With the radiofrequency ablation the usage of ayurvedic herbal herbs are beneficial in controlling the pain and ease the mobility of the fixed arm (frozen shoulder).

Herbs such as ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), ela (Elettaria cardamomum), vidanga (Embelia ribes), haridra (Curcuna longa), shallaki (Boswellia serrata), nirgundi (Vitex negundo), sonth (Zingiber officinale), guggulu (Commiphora mukul) etc benefits the conditions and symptoms associated with Frozen shoulder.

Medicines such as maharasnadi kwath, yograj guggul, kaishore guggul, rasraj ras, nirgundi swaras, dashmoolarishta, ashwagandharishta, mall sindoor, arjunarishta etc are various herbal formulations available that effectively manifest the condition of frozen shoulder and controls its associated symptoms.

Herbal medicines can be taken with the procedure which benefits the patient effectively and properly diminishes the symptoms of frozen shoulder with the providing enhancement in the range of motion and relief from the excruciating pain as well.

Ayurvedic Aspect and Management of Frozen Shoulder

Ayurveda, the traditional medicinal system of India has been serving mankind till date. Ayurveda focuses on general well being of the person with certain basic discipline that has been mentioned in the various ancient texts of Ayurveda which focuses on the daily regimen and diet plan according to the seasons. Further, Ayurveda has two main objectives upon which Ayurveda has been working, are maintaining the health status of healthy people and treating the diseased ones. Ayurveda is excelling in providing relief to the people from minor to major and acute to chronic diseases.

Frozen shoulder we are discussing in this text can be well correlated with the vataja disorder namely avbahuka. Avbhauka is one among the vataja disorders that is characterised by pain in the shoulder joint, restricted movement of the arm, inflammation and stiffness.

The condition of avabahuka is caused by vata dosha vitiation by dhatu kshaya (dhatu depletion). This dhatu kshya causes vata vitiation which leads to vata vyadhi. Vata vyadhi can happen due to dry food consumption (ruksh ahara), ati-alpa ahaara (less food consumption), sheeta ahaara (cold food), asatamaya ahaara (faulty diet), katu ahaara, tikta ahaara, kshaya ahaara, vishma ahaara, excessive fasting, excessive intercourse, food intake on indigestion, natural urge suppression, depression, stress, fear, excessive swimming, excessive travelling, depleted sleep, day sleeping, anger, day sleeping. All these dietary and lifestyle regimen cause vata vyadhi.

According to acharya Vagbhata the above mentioned causes leads to the aggravation of the vata dosha which leads to shrinking of the arteries and veins located in the shoulder region leading to the occurrence of avabahuka roga. This leads to the stiffness, inflammation, restricted range of motion of the ram and pain during the arm movement.

Management includes the shamana and shodhana chikitsa. Shodhana chikitsa includes the various panchakarma procedures such as snehana, swedana, virechana karma, basti, rasayan chikitsa, nasya and dhoompana. Shamana chikitsa includes the management of the condition with herbal medicines.

Shaman chikitsa includes the following medicines that helps in overcoming the condition of avabahuka (Frozen shoulder)

  1. Agnitundi vati
  2. Mall sindoor
  3. Rasraj ras
  4. Shunthi Powder
  5. Ashwagandha churna
  6. Ashwagandharishta
  7. Swedana by Dashmool Kwath
  8. Massage by prasarini taila, maha narayan taila
  9. Nasya by vyaghri taila

Pathya and Apathya

Pathya (Things to consume)

  • Whole wheat
  • Brown rice
  • Cherries
  • Dates
  • Grapes
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Apricots
  • Banana
  • Plums
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Cooked onion
  • Carrots
  • Mustard
  • Peas
  • Moong dal
  • Red lentil
  • Buttermilk
  • Butter
  • Tofu
  • Garlic
  • Cloves
  • Mint
  • Sea salt
  • Ajwain
  • Herbal tea
  • Fruit juices

Apathya (Not to be taken)

  • Rye
  • White rice
  • White refined flour
  • Melon
  • Dried fruits
  • Cauliflower
  • Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Potato
  • Ice cream
  • Powdered milk
  • Coriander seeds
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Coffee
  • Hard alcohol
  • Mutton
  • Beef
  • Dry and roasted nuts
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar

Herbal remedies for Frozen Shoulder by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is an emerging GMP certified, ISO 9001:2015 certified and US-FDA registered Ayurvedic Company, which adhered to the objective of manufacturing quality Ayurvedic products as mentioned in the various ancient texts of Ayurveda. Products are formulated without additives and preservatives and other kinds of chemicals or artificial flavouring agents which causes a number of ill effects on the human body. Products formulated at Planet Ayurveda are pure and do not contain any kind of adulteration. The products are purely organic, vegetarian and gluten free. Planet Ayurveda presents its Frozen Shoulder care pack that can be used in the condition of stiff shoulder and immobility of the arm and painful arm movements along with radiofrequency ablation.

Given below are some of the medicines that effectively manages the condition of Frozen Shoulder


herbal remedies for frozen shoulder

Treatment of Frozen shoulder in Ayurveda

Product Description


Boswellia Curcumin capsules are enriched with the herbs shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and haridra (Curcuma longa). Both the herbs possess antiinflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic properties. Boswellia Curcumin reduces the pain associated with neuromyotonia and also helps in the healing process of the injury related to nerves and muscles. Therefore, Boswellia Curcumin is beneficial in the condition of frozen shoulders. This product of Planet Ayurveda is a gem in the condition of joints and effectively manages frozen shoulders.

Dosage : 2 capsules should be taken with warm water, two times a day, after meals.


Joint Aid Plus capsules is a product of Planet Ayurveda that contains herbs that are helpful in joint conditions and disorders. The herbs of the joint aid plus are nirgundi (Vitex negundo), shallaki (Boswellia serrata), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), sonth (Zingiber officinale) and guggul (Commiphora mukul). The herbs are known to provide relief from the pain. It possesses antiinflammatory activity thus alleviating pain due to inflamed bursae. Joint Aid Plus heals the joint and reduces inflammation of the bursae of the shoulder joint. By its healing property and anti-inflammatory activity Joint Aid Plus is of much help in frozen shoulder.

Dosage : 2 capsules should be taken with warm water, two times a day, after meals.


Aamvatantak Churna is a product of Planet Ayurveda and is known to pacify kapha and vata doshas. The product contains ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), suranjaan (Colchicum autumnale), haridra (Curcuma longa), methi (Trigonella foenumgraecum), gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus) and sonth (Zingiber officinale). Aamvatantak Churna clears aam and relieves the patient from stiffness and eases motion of the limb. As the name of the formulation suggests it is a formulation that ends the condition of amavata. It removes the ama which eventually clears the blockage and helps in proper digestion. And by pacifying the vata dosha it helps in managing frozen shoulders.

Dosage : 1 tsp twice in a day with warm water should be taken 10 minutes before meals.


Orthovita oil is a wonderful oil product of Planet Ayurveda for strengthening bones, joints and muscles. This preparation includes various miraculous classical ayurvedic oils such as shul gajendra oil, gandhapura oil, saindhavadi oil, prasarini oil etc. These oils are very effective in pacifying vata dosha and kapha dosha and alleviates the pain along with reducing inflammation. This can be used in strengthening muscles, bones, joints and nerves. It can be used in getting rid of pain and inflammation in various health concerns such as sandhigata vata (osteoarthritis), amavata (rheumatoid arthritis), vatarakta (gout) and all other health concerns related to pain and swelling. In frozen shoulders, orthovita oil helps in reducing inflammation, relieving pain and providing a wider range of motion.

Dosage : Massage should be done locally with the oil for 10 to 15 minutes twice a day.


Yograj Guggul is a classical ayurvedic medicine. It is a beneficial formulation in disorders of the musculoskeletal system and neurological system. It contains the herbs amalaki (Emblica officinalis), guggul (Commiphora mukul), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), ela (Elettaria cardamomum), vidang (Embelia ribes), gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), shunthi (Zingiber officinale),  bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) etc. The herbs of the formulation possess properties that enhance muscle and bone health. By its anti-inflammatory property Yograj Guggul is best to manage frozen shoulder and its associated symptoms.

Dosage : 2 tablets to be taken twice daily with warm water.


Anu tailam is one of the classical oils prepared by Planet Ayurveda which is used as a remedy administered in nostrils in the form of drops (nasya). It is formulated as per classical references. This herbal remedy pacifies all the three dosha (tridosha shamaka) and provides strength to the nerves. It nourishes all the five sense organs thus enhances their functioning. Having key benefits such as relieving headache (shiroroga), sinusitis (dushta pratishyaya), facial paralysis (ardita), allergic rhinitis (vata-kaphaja pratishyaya), migraine

(Ardhavabhedaka), greying of hairs (palitya roga) and improving the perception of all sense organs. The anu taila is composed til taila, goat milk, jivanti, usjir, devadar, mustak, daruhaldi, shatavari, yashtimadhu, kantkari, shallaki, shalparni, ela, vidang, bala and other various herbs. The oil also benefits in managing the hormone levels produced by the glands of the neck and head area. Further as it helps in vata balancing, thus helps in frozen shoulder.

Dosage : Two drops in each nostril at the time of sunrise every morning.


Frozen shoulder is a very troublesome condition that leads to the immobility of the affected shoulder and arm, painful movements and decreased range of motion. Sometimes the conditionresolves quietly and in some cases physiotherapy and exercises are of no use. Even corticosteroid injections do not work and medicines prove futile. In the condition, the condition can be well managed with the radiofrequency ablation along with herbal medicines

This adds to the overall improvement of the condition of the frozen shoulder. And both the management protocol  leads to a wide range of motion, reduced inflammation, eases stiffness and pain relief. With some time the condition improves permanently. So products explained above work wonderfully in managing the condition of frozen shoulder with and without radiofrequency ablation. Ayurveda does wonders, we must use herbal medicines that exhibit no side effects. Ayurvedic medicines benefit the patient with frozen shoulders permanently.