Ayurvedic Treatment of Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome

About Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjogren's syndrome is an immune system disorder which is characterised by dryness of eyes and mouth/lips, as it basically affects the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of the eyes and mouth.

Like all other immune system disorders (or autoimmune disorders), Sjogren's syndrome is also a result of the extra antibodies which are produced abnormally in the blood and are directed against different tissues of the body; thereby leading to inflammation. In this condition, the misdirected immune system in autoimmunity causes the inflammation and dysfunction of the lacrimal glands (the glands responsible for producing tears) and the salivary glands (the glands responsible for producing saliva in the mouth).

Since Sjogren's syndrome affects lacrimal glands and salivary glands, it causes dryness of eyes due to decreased production of tears; and dryness of mouth/lips because of decreased production of saliva. After initially affecting the lacrimal and salivary glands, Sjogren's syndrome can gradually affect some other parts of the body as well, including liver, kidneys, thyroid, lungs, skin, nerves and joints.

The exact cause of Sjogren's syndrome is not known. However, doctors widely believe that the condition is mainly caused by inherited (genetic) factors, or a combination of genetic and environmental factors. On the basis of how it occurs, Sjogren's syndrome is classified into two categories: Primary Sjogren's Syndrome, which is a condition that develops on its own and does not result from any other disorder; and Secondary Sjogren's Syndrome which develops as a result of other conditions like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

Sjogren's syndrome can affect people of all age-groups; though it more commonly occurs in adults above 40 years of age. Moreover, women are at a higher risk of developing this condition as compared to men.

Symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome

Dry eyes and dry mouth/lips are the two main symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome. In addition, some of the other possible indications of this autoimmune disorder are:

  • Persistent dry cough
  • Dry skin or rashes on the skin
  • Fatigue
  • Eye irritation, eye infection or 'gritty' eyes
  • Inflammation of eyelids
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Gum disease or dental decay
  • Mouth sores or swelling in the mouth
  • Voice impairment or hoarseness
  • Swelling of salivary glands.
  • Stiffness, swelling and pain in joints.

Complications of Sjogren's syndrome

The complications associated with Sjogren's syndrome basically involve the eyes and the mouth. Some of the complications of the condition are:

  • Blurred vision and other vision problems due to dryness of eyes
  • Sensitivity to light (Photophobia) and damage to the cornea
  • Dental cavities due to dryness of mouth
  • Fungal infections in the mouth, such as oral thrush.

Herbal Remedies for Sjogren's syndrome

The ayurvedic treatment of Sjogren's syndrome is mainly focused on providing relief to the patients suffering from this autoimmune disorder. For that purpose, Planet Ayurveda herbal products manufacturing company offers some excellent herbal remedies such as Shilajit, Ashwagandha, Green Essentials, Boswellia Curcumin and Youth Restora, which are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs.

1. Shilajit Capsules

The key component of Shilajit capsules is the purified standardized extract of Himalayan Shilajit (Asphaltum) which is considered one of the most beneficial natural remedies for Sjogren's syndrome. Shilajit capsules have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body, and it is a wonderful supplement for strengthening the immune system. These capsules can also effectively fight fatigue and weakness.

For the patients of Sjogren's syndrome, the recommended dose of Shilajit capsules is: 1-2 capsules with plain water or milk, two times a day, after meals.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

The well-known 'Ashwagandha' herb (Withania somnifera) is used for preparing these capsules which have the capability to relieve the symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome. The Ashwagandha herb has proven anti-inflammatory properties, and it can make the immune system stronger. The use of Ashwagandha capsules can alleviate stress, fatigue, numbness, discomfort, and burning sensation.

The dosage recommended for Sjogren's syndrome patients is: 1-2 Ashwagandha capsules with plain water, twice a day, after meals.

3. Green Essentials

The use of these capsules can facilitate blood formation and tissue repair because they are prepared from a number of potent herbs which are capable of anti-inflammatory action; and are abundant in minerals, iron and vitamins, including Vitamin B complex. The herbs which are the main components of Green Essential capsules are: Green Tea (Camellia sinensis), Wheat Grass (Triticulum aestivum), Grape Seed (Vitis vinifera), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa), Amla (Emblica Officinalis), Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris), and Spirulina (Spirulina platensis).

The combination of these herbs can strengthen the immune system, eliminate toxins out from blood and liver, combat free radicals, fight against infections, and improve the body's energy levels.

For managing the symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome, the recommended dosage of Green Essential capsules is: 1-2 capsules, twice a day, after meals, with plain water.

4. Boswellia Curcumin

The standardized extracts of two potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant herbs -- Shalaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma Longa) -- are used for preparing Boswellia Curcumin capsules. Both the herbs have the ability to enhance the immune system significantly, and are very useful in managing the symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome.

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

5. Youth Restora

Youth Restora capsules are very useful in relieving the symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome because the components of these capsules are several beneficial herbs which can improve body metabolism and eliminate free radicals. The combination of these capsules has a comprehensive anti-oxidant action and can boost the natural immunity of the body. The components of these capsules are: Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Green tea (Camellia sinensis), Grape seeds (Vitis vinifera) and Cow colostrum (Bovine colostrums).

For relief in Sjogren's syndrome, 1-2 Youth Restora capsules should be taken with plain water, two times a day, after meals.


The above-mentioned herbal formulations prepared by Ayurvedic experts at Planet Ayurveda are very effective natural remedies for controlling the symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome. According to Ayurveda, Sjogren's syndrome, like other autoimmune disorders, is caused by an imbalance of the body's 'Vata,' 'Pitta,' and 'Kapha' doshas. As such, the herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda for managing this condition are mainly helpful in balancing the three doshas, boosting immunity, providing vitamins and nutrients to the body, supporting body metabolism, and reducing the intensity of the other symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome.

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