Sarcoidosis is a disease that results from a specific form of tissue inflammation called granuloma which can appear in any part of the body, but most often starts in the lungs or lymph nodes. It is most common in young, black adults. A disturbed immune response of the body is believed to be the cause of this disease. Breathlessness, cough, skin rash, inflammation of the eyes, weight loss, fatigue, night sweats and fever are common symptoms of this condition.
Sarcoidosis is neither a cancer nor is contagious, and in most cases heals spontaneously in 2 to 3 years. However, it can affect and seriously damage vital organs like the lungs, heart, nervous system, liver or kidneys. The Ayurvedic treatment of this condition is aimed at reducing the damage to the tissues and preventing complications from the resulting fibrosis. Medicines used to reduce inflammation are: Triphala-Guggulu, Arogya-Vardhini, Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Gokshuradi-Guggulu, Yograj-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Deodar (Cedrus deodara), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Patol (Tricosanthe dioica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris).
Medicines used to prevent fibrosis (scarring) are Arogya-Vardhini, Gokshuradi-Guggulu, Kaishor-Guggulu, Rasayan-Vati, Maha-Manjishthadi-Qadha, Ras-Sindoor, Guduchyadi-Qadha and Saarivasav. It is also necessary to improve the immune status of the body in this condition, in order to resolve tissue inflammation at the earliest. Medicines used for this purpose are: Laghu-Malini-Vasant, Suvarna-Malini-Vasant, Suvarna-Sutshekhar-Ras, Abhrak-Bhasma, Tapyadi-Loh, Trivang-Bhasma, Shatavari (Asperagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum).
Currently, there are no specific signs, symptoms or tests for sarcoidosis, and the diagnosis of this condition has to be made by ruling out other conditions with similar symptoms. Such patients should therefore, be initially examined by a Chest Physician or a Rheumatologist with the relevant clinical experience.
Dr. A. A. Mundewadi is Chief Ayurvedic Physician at Mundewadi Ayurvedic Clinic based at Thane, Maharashtra, India. He is available as an online Ayurvedic Consultant at http://www.ayurvedaphysician.com
The online clinic offers Ayurvedic treatment for all chronic and refractory health problems. Dr. A. A. Mundewadi uses high quality herbal extracts in tablet form, which are easy to take, effective and safe for long-term use.
Dr. A. A. Mundewadi, B.A.M.S., has clinical experience of 24 years and clinical research experience of 10 years. He has conducted extensive research in HIV infection, Schizophrenia and many other chronic diseases.
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