Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma Treatment in Ayurveda

Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma is also known by the name klatskin tumor. It is the cancer of biliary duct. Even though the genesis of this disease is not much clear, predisposal acute or chronic biliary tract or epithelial injury to malignant change can be a factor.Other conditions which can risk you with hilar cholangiocarcinoma are :-


  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis – Inflammatory condition of the biliary tree
  • Choledochal cysts or Caroli’s disease – Congenital biliary cystic disease
  • Chronic biliary tract parasitic infection
  • Hepatolithiasis – Gall stone in biliary ducts of liver
  • Choledocholithiasis – Common bile duct stone
  • Industrial exposure to asbestos nitrosamines
  • Use of the radiologic contrast agent & thorotrast (Thorium Dioxide)

As their location is considerably deep, the tumors tend to become symptomatic only in very later stages. If it is treated in the very early stage, the survival state is long term. Obstructive jaundice is noted in several cases.

The incident rate is similar for both males and females. Recovering level is more often if the age is less than 65.Imaging tests (CT, MRI), blood test for very high levels of CA 19-9 tumor markers and biopsy helps you to confirm the disease.

Herbal Remedies for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

Any variant of cancer is a result of high imbalance in all the three doshas – vata, pitta & kapha. Planet Ayurveda put forwards some excellent choices of herbal preparation that are well suited in hilar cholangiocarcinoma. As these herbal remedies will treat root cause of this disease. All of them guaranteed to have no side effects, as there are no added preservatives or chemicals.

1. Liver Detox Formula

As the name indicates, liver detox formula helps in liver detoxification. It helps to boost the natural defense system of the body. An enhancement of liver function heals poor digestion, bloating, hormonal irregularities & fatigue as there is an increase in bile secretion. Besides the therapeutic effect, it also has liver failure preventive action if taken daily. The major ingredients of liver detox formula includes:

  • Katuki – Picrorhiza kurrao
  • Punarnava – Boerhavia diffusa
  • Kalmegh – Andrographis paniculata
  • Makoy – Solanum nigrum
  • Kaasni – Cichorium intybus
  • Biranjasipha – Achillea millefolium – yarrow
  • Jhavuka – Tamarix galluca
  • Himsra – Capparis spinosa
  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula

Hepatitis, cirrhosis, jaundice and all other liver diseases are well managed using liver detox formula. It is a product of Planet Ayurveda, which will certainly improve your liver function. SGPT & SGOT are well balanced using liver detox formula.

After years of research, it is proved that Phyllanthus niruri has hepato-protective property and it helps to clear out the hepatitis virus. Also Andrographis paniculata is enriched with power to reduce the elevated SGOT & SGPT levels.

Recommended Dosage :-1 to 2 capsules twice daily with plain water half an hour after meals.



2. Kanchnaar Guggul

It is a potent anti-inflammatory herbal formulation. Kanchnaar guggul is enriched with numerous antioxidants and possess anti microbial activity. It is also known to be an excellent anti mutagenic. Kanchnaar guggul is empowered to pacify all the three aggravated doshas – vata, pitta & kapha. It is an excellent choice of medicine for treating skin diseases, liver cysts, fistula and also good to use in tumors & lymphoma etc. The ingredients of this formulation includes:

  • Bark of Kanchnaar – Bauhinia variegata
  • Amalaki – Emblica officinalis
  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
  • Bibhitaki – Terminalia bellerica
  • Ginger – Zingiber officinale
  • Black pepper – Piper nigrum
  • Pippali – Piper longum 
  • Varuna – Crataeva religiosa

Recommended Dosage :-1-2 tablets twice or thrice a day with plain water half an hour after meals.

3. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

It contains mixture of herbs that are excellent for liver and spleen function. Yakrit plihantak churna is a liver cleanser and helps to regenerate the liver cells. Hence, it helps to avoid liver failure. The churna increases bile production that enhances the liver function. The ingredients of Yakrit plihantak churna includes:

  • Bhumi amla – Phyllanthus niruri
  • Katuki – Picrorhiza kurrao
  • Makoy – Solanum indicum
  • Punarnava – Boerhavia diffusa
  • Kalmegh – Andrographis paniculata
  • Kaasni – Cichorium intybus
  • Sharpunkha – Tephrosia purpurea
  • Bhringraj – Eclipta alba

Yakrit plihantak churna is best in alcoholic liver diseases, fatty liver and in enlarged spleen.

Recommended Dosage :- ½ to 1 tsp full twice a day with plain water half an hour after meals.

4. Phyllanthus Niruri

Phyllanthus niruri capsules are prepared from the standardized herbal extracts of the herb Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri). The antioxidant property and the antimicrobial activity of the capsule enhances the liver function. It is considered to be the best drug for enlarged liver.

Recommended Dosage :- 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water half an hour after meals.

5. Tulsi Capsules

The standardized extract of herb Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is used for capsules formation. Immune boosting capacity of Tulsi is well used for hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Tulsi capsules are natural remedy for cancer and other auto immune diseases.

Recommended Dosage :- 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water half an hour after meals.

6. Giloy Capsules

These capsules are prepared from herb Guduci (Tinospora cordifolia). It is considered to be as elixir and do posses rejuvenating properties. Giloy has anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It boosts the immune system and acts as immune modulator. Giloy capsules help in the detoxification of the body. As, it is enriched with lots of natural antioxidants & it’s a natural blood purifier.

Recommended Dosage :- 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water half an hour after meals.

7. Punarnava Capsules

Punarnava capsules are prepared from standardized extract of herb (Boerhavia diffusa). It is a very effective pain reliever. These capsules are well known for its anti- inflammatory and diuretic properties. It is widely used for revitalizing the lives and also helps in cleansing the blood.

Recommended Dosage – 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water half an hour after meals.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan


Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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