Ayurvedic Treatment of Behcet's disease

Behcet's disease

About Behcet's disease

Behcet's disease -- also known as Behcet's syndrome -- is a rare vascular disorder in which the blood vessels in the blood get inflamed. This disorder can cause problems in different parts of the body, including mouth, eyes, genitals, skin, joints, brain, digestive system, and vascular system.

It is a non-contagious, autoimmune condition which results from a mistaken attack by the body's immune system on the blood vessels. There are three main indications of this disease: (i) canker sores or mouth ulcers; (ii) genital ulcers; and (iii) inflammation of the uvea (the area around the pupil of the eye). In some cases, Behcet's disease can lead to other health complications like skin problems, arthritis, and inflammation of digestive tract, spinal cord, and brain.

Behcet's disease can affect men and women of all age-groups, and even children. However, adults in their 20s and 30s, especially men, are at the highest risk of this condition.

Causes of Behcet's disease

The exact cause of Behcet's disease is not yet known. Nonetheless, certain factors which can trigger the development of this condition are:

  • Genetic (inherited) factors
  • Environmental factors
  • Viral factors
  • Bacterial factors

Meanwhile, so far as Ayurveda is concerned, Ayurvedic experts opine that Behcet's disease is caused by an imbalance of the 'Pitta' dosha in the body.

Symptoms of Behcet's disease

The most common symptom of Behcet's disease is recurrent oral ulcers (sores in the mouth), which usually appear on the tongue, lips, buccal mucosa, tonsils, gingiva, pharynx, uvula, or palate. In addition to oral ulcers, some of the other symptoms of Behcet's disease are:

  • Swelling, pain or redness in arms/legs (due to inflammation of blood vessels)
  • Sores on the sex organs (genital ulcers)
  • Other skin sores
  • Inflammation in the eye
  • Pain and swelling in knee joints
  • Inflammation in the brain and nervous system

Diagnosis of Behcet's disease

Since there are a number of symptoms which can be considered a potential indication of Behcet's disease, the diagnosis of this condition is largely based on the symptoms present in individual patients. Some of the tests which are carried out to diagnose Behcet's disease are:

  • Pathergy test (a special skin test)
  • Skin biopsy
  • Bowel tests
  • Lumbar puncture
  • MRI of the brain

Treatment of Behcet's disease

The treatment of Behcet's disease chiefly involves the management of the different symptoms of the condition as well as prevention of serious health complications. Basically, the line of treatment followed for individual patient is based on the severity of this disorder and the body parts on which it is manifested.

Herbal Remedies for Behcet's disease

Planet Ayurveda offers effective herbal remedies such as Kaishore Guggul, Boswellia Curcumin, Pitta Balance, Giloy capsules & Navkarshik Churna for ayurvedic treatment of behcet's disease and providing relief to the patients. All the herbal remedies are 100% pure and natural Ayurvedic formulations, free from chemicals and preservatives.

1. Kaishore Guggul

This amazing herbal product can effectively manage the symptoms of Behcet's disease. It is prepared from several potent herbs which have proven anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce swelling and inflammation that results from this condition.

The herbs which are the main components of Kaishore Guggul tablets include: Guggulu resin (Commiphora mukul), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Pippali fruit (Piper longum), Black pepper fruit (Piper nigrum), Haritaki fruit (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki fruit (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki fruit (Terminalia belerica), Ginger root (Zingiber officinale), Danti root (Baliospermum montanum) and Nishoth root. These herbs altogether make Kaishore Guggul tablets an excellent blood purifier, capable of eliminating the toxins from the body.

The recommended dosage of Kaishore Guggul tablets for patients of Behcet's disease is: Two tablets with plain water, 2-3 times daily, after meals.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin is a wonderful herbal formulation which combines two extremely beneficial herbs: Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). The two herbs can together have an excellent anti-inflammatory effect; with Curcumin widely known for its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties as well.

The use of Boswellia Curcumin capsules can effectively reduce inflammation, swelling and pain in and around the joints. Moreover, these capsules also support a healthy immune system and can manage several health complications.

The recommended dosage of Boswellia Curcumin capsules for patients of Behcet's disease is: 1-2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

3. Pitta Balance

Pitta Balance capsules is a combination of some very effective ingredients which can be useful in managing the symptoms of Behcet's disease. The key ingredients of these capsules are: Giloy satv (Tinospora cordifolia extract), Mukta pishti (pearl calcium), Praval pishti (coral calcium), Kamdudha ras (calcium compound), Jahar mohra pishti (calcium compound), and Akik pishti (Agate calcium).

The benefits of Pitta Balance capsules is that they have an excellent detoxification action; and can significantly improve the body's immunity, fight infections, and relieve burning sensation.

The recommended dosage of Pitta Balance capsules for patients of Behcet's disease is: One capsule with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

4. Giloy capsules

Giloy capsules is a very beneficial herbal formulation, prepared from the standardized herbal extract of the widely-used 'Giloy' herb (Tinospora cordifolia) which is very effective in enhancing the body immunity and fighting infections.

These capsules have a blood purifying and anti-inflammatory capabilities. They also work as a remarkable immune modulator, and a digestive, anti-arthritic and anti-pyretic agent.

The recommended dosage of Giloy capsules for patients of Behcet's disease is: 1-2 capsules twice a day, with plain water, after meals.

5. Navkarshik Churna

This herbal powder is prepared from some potent herbs which can effectively provide relief from swelling and pain in joints due to their proven anti-inflammatory properties. These herbs also have an anti-oxidant action which makes this churna a very useful product for purification of blood, boosting immunity, and elimination of toxins.

The herbs which are combines for preparing Navkarshik Churna are: Neem (Azadirachta indica), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), and Katuki (Picrorhiza kurrroa).

The recommended dosage of Navkarshik Churna for patients of Behcet's disease is: One tablespoonful with plain water, twice daily, half-hour after meals.

Conclusion

Planet Ayurveda's herbal formulations can effectively alleviate the symptoms of Behcet's disease, and also prevent potentially serious complications, like blindness, blood clots, meningitis, and inflammation of the digestive system.



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