Ascites is accumulation of more than 25 ml of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. The color of the fluid is pale yellow and it is known as ascitic fluid. The main cause of ascitic fluid is liver cirrhosis and the other may include cancer, kidney diseases and congestive cardiac failure. In this the patient is having abdominal distension and discomfort, increased weight and shortness of breath.
What Are The Types of Ascites?
Due to the amount of SAAG (Serum – Ascites – Albumin – Gradient) present, it is of following types :-
In this type, the amount of SAAG is low and the main causes are :-
- Hereditary angioedema
- Nephrotic syndrome
In this type , the amount of SAAG is high and the causes are :-
- Liver cirrhosis
- CHF (Congestive heart failure)
- Protein energy malnutrition (Kwashiorkor)
- Constrictive pericarditis
- Hepatovenous occlusion
Imbalance of Dosha’s in Ascites?
As per Ayurveda, all the diseases are caused by imbalance in doshas (vata, pitta, kapha). We can correlate Ascites with jalodar. It is mainly due to vitiation of vatadosha along with kaphaand pitta dosha. The vitiated doshasthen affect the dhatusmainly rasa, rakta and Udakavehstrotas. The affected strotas gets obstructed that leads to accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity (udara).
Planet Ayurveda’s Herbal Supplements To Fight Ascites
1. Punarnava capsules
This is an effective herbal formulation made from the extract of Punarnava (Boerhaviadiffusa) which is helpful in treating patients with Ascites. It maintains the healthy digestive system. It acts as anti-inflammatory, diuretic,anti-spasmodicand clears urinary tract infections.
Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water
This is the safe herbal formulation which includes herbs like punarnava (Boerhaviadiffusa), varuna(Crataevanurvala), and gokshura (Tribulusterrestris). It possess diuretic property and helpful in water retention due to kidney failure. It also helps in reducing edema and expels excessive fluid from the body.
It constitutes the following herbs :-
- Punarnava (Boerhaviadiffusa) :- This herb is very effective in treating patients with kidney disorders, Ascites etc. It possesseshepatoprotective and rejuvenativeproperty. It also helps us in relieving water retention and helpful in weight loss.
- Varuna (Crataevanurvala) :- This herb is very helpful in clearing urinary tract infections. It acts as Antispasmodic and diuretic.It is also effective in removing renal stones.
- Gokshura (Tribulusterrestris) :- This herb is helpful in relieving urinary disorders .It also acts to detoxify the body and strengthens it.
Dosage – 2 tablets thrice daily with plain water after meals.
3. Rencure Formula
This herbal formulation is combination of herbs like varuna(Crataevanurvala) , gokshura (Tribulusterrestris) which is effective remedy for kidney failure patients .It is also helpful in clearing stones from urinary tract and acts as anti-infective .
This herbal formulation constitutes the following herbs :-
- Punarnava (Boerhaviadiffusa) : Punarnava(Boerhaviadiffusa) balances the doshas and possess anti-ageing and liver protective property.It is helpful in treating kidney diseases, Ascites and clears UTI’s. It maintains healthy kidneys, relives water retention and effective in weight loss.
- Varuna (Crataevanurvala) : This herb possesses antispasmodic and diuretic property. It cleans the urinary system by doing proper filtration. It is helpful in clearing obstruction like renalstones.
- Gokshura (Tribulusterrestris) : Gokshur(Tribulusterrestris) is a wonderful herb which acts as detoxifier and strengthen the body. It is effective in treating urinary infections and maintains the healthy renal system. It maintains the digestion also.
- Palaash (Buteamonosperma) : Palaash (Buteamonosperma)is a safe herb which possess kashaya (astringent) property and helpful in treating skin problems like acne and acts as blood purifier . It enhances the digestive health and clears urinary tract infections.
- Kaasni (Cichoriumintybus) : The herb balances the doshas. It possess hepatoprotectiveproperty and helpful in treating liver disorders like obstructive jaundice,and hepatitis. It maintains the healthy renal system. It is also having anti-inflammatory, antipyretic property.
Dosage :- 1 capsule twice daily with plain water
4. Liver Detox Formula
This herbal formulation helps in treating patients with Ascites. It maintains the healthy liver. It acts as anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anti-spasmodic and clears urinary tract infections.
Formulation includes the following :-
- Punarnava (Boerhaviadiffusa) : This herb is very effective in treating patients with kidney disorders, and Ascites etc. It possesseshepatoprotectiveand rejuvenative property. It also helps us in relieving water retention and helpful in weight loss.
- Katuki (Picrorhizakurrooa) : It balances mainly kapha and pitta dosha .It maintains the healthy liver by balancing enzymes secretion and reducing cholesterol level .It is helpful in maintaining normal blood sugar level .
- Kalmegh (Andrographispaniculata) : This herb is safe and enhances liver stimulation .It acts as blood purifier and possess anti-inflammatory and laxative property . It is also helpful in treating respiratory disorders and maintains the metabolic functions of the body.
- Makoy (Solanumnigrum) : This is a wonderful herb which is helpful in treating number of health conditions. It balances the tridoshas and acts as antibiotic,anti-inflammatory and used liver infections .Italso possess anti-ageing properties.
- Biranjasipha (Achilleamillefolium) : This herb is effective in gastrointestinal disorders. It enhances the digestion and helpful in relieving spasm. It is also helpful in bleeding disorders like piles.
- Kaasni (Cichoriumintybus) : This herb is helpful in treating hepatitis, renal calculus, obstructive jaundice and alcoholic liver disease. It also does liver detoxification.It also acts as anti-inflammatory,anti-spasmodic, and used in liver infections.
- Jhavuka (Tamrixgallica) : This herb is effective in urinary tract infections. Its leaves possessastringent property due to which it is used in bleeding wounds. It acts as diuretic and haveanti-diarrheal property also.
- Himsra (Capparisspinosa) : It balances vata and kaphadosha. It acts as digestive stimulant and maintains the function of insulin and control diabetes.
- Haritaki (Terminaliachebula) : It is a wonderful herb which possess anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant property.Haritaki improves cognitive functions.It also stimulates the digestion and removes all the toxins from the body.
Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water.
This herbal formulation is safe and effective in patients with Ascites. It contains herbs like pipali(Piper longum), tamrabhasma, haridra (Curcuma longa) etc., which acts on liver and does detoxification. It also acts as antiseptic and maintains the healthy digestive system. Some of the major ingredients are briefly explained below:
- Pippali (Piper Longum) : Pippali have an amazing property to protect liver against chemical damage and also limits the fibrosis in it. It enhances the regeneration of liver cells.
- Maricha (Piper Nigrum) : It possesses hepato-protective property which means this herb prevents any kind of damage to the liver and also protect it from degeneration.
- ShuddhGandhak (Purified Sulphur) : This mineral helps in treating enlarged and inflamed liver and enhances its functioning.
- Jaiphal (Myristicafragrans) : Jaiphal is a very well-known herb for treating liver ailments. It stimulates the health of the liver and helps in treating various liver disorders.
Dosage – 1 tablet twice daily with plain water after meals
How Can Our Ascites Care Pack Help You?
In Ayurveda, all the diseases are caused by due to imbalance in the vata, pitta and kapha.Ayurvedic herbs balance the vitiated doshas and maintainmind and body. These herbs helps us in modulating immunity and helpful in reconstructing the destructed tissues.
The Ascites care pack helps in balancing vatadosha along with pitta and kaphadosha. It is very effective in patients with Ascites and maintains the normal functioning of the liver .It also possess digestive property and maintains the healthy digestive system.
Planet Ayurveda is the best leading and trusted organization across the globe offers a wide range of herbal supplements that maintains the good health and prevent us from various pathological problems.These herbal supplements are prepared under the supervision of expert Ayurveda physicians by following the strict principles of Ayurveda. Our products are prepared with natural herbs under completely hygienic environments and they pass quality check before reaching you.