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Pleurisy is an inflammation of pleura. Pleurisy is also known as "Pleuritis". Pleura is the moist and double layered membrane which surrounds the lungs and lines the rib cage. Normally when we breathe, then the tissues that lines our lungs and the chest wall rub together. When this pleura (tissues) is infected, it becomes swollen and irritated. It causes extreme pain.

Causes of Pleurisy

Pleurisy is commonly caused by virus infection.

Several other causes of pleurisy are:

  • Bacterial pneumonia, chest wounds, tuberculosis, rib fractures.
  • Lung tumors, trauma to the chest wall, blood clots in the arteries.
  • Lung cancer.
  • Complications due to heart surgery.
  • Immune system disorders.
  • Pancreatitis.
  • Parasitic infections.
  • Sickle cell anemia.

Symptoms of pleurisy

The main symptom associated with pleurisy is a sharp and cutting pain while breathing. The pain get worse while sneezing and coughing. Fever, loss of appetite and chills are other common symptoms of pleurisy.

Several other symptoms of pleurisy are:

  • Pain on one side of chest.
  • Pain in neck and shoulders.
  • Headaches, joint pain.
  • Muscle aches, breathing problems.
  • Back pain.

Pleural effusion and Pleurisy

Pleural effusion is the buildup of fluid which puts pressure on the lungs which in turn causes them to stop working properly. Initially, this fluid acts like a cushion, causing the pain in the chest to disappear. As the fluid increases, person with pleural effusion will experience breathing problems. Pleurisy can be accompanied by this Pleural effusion.

How can Pleurisy be diagnosed?

The Chest X-rays, blood tests, CT scan, Ultrasound, Thoracentesis, biopsy and Thoracoscopy are some of the tests through which Pleurisy can be diagnosed.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is one of an oldest healthcare system which helps to maintain overall health of the body in a natural way by balancing tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha) of the body. These doshas are considered as energies of the body.

Is there any Ayurvedic treatment for Pleurisy?

Generally, the treatment of any disease depends upon the cause of that disease. But still there are many factors which can help us to stay healthy and disease free to some extent. These factors include healthy lifestyle, healthy diet, and regular exercise.

Are Natural Supplements good for healthy lungs?

Natural supplements provide dietary support to the body which is required for overall health. There are so many natural supplements available in the market for healthy lungs. Planet Ayurveda also provides dietary supplements for healthy lungs. The natural supplements of Planet Ayurveda are free from chemicals and side effects.

Planet Ayurveda's Natural Supplements for Healthy Lungs

Below given natural supplements by Planet Ayurveda are quite effective in treatment of Pleurisy.

1. Praanrakshak Churna

It is 100% pure herbal powder by Planet Ayurveda which is combination of different useful anti-allergy herbs which are explained below:

  1. Cinnamomum zeylanica: It is effective herb which has anti spasmodic, carminative, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory properties. It is also helpful relieving asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems.
  2. Albezzia lebbock:  It is very useful herb to remove toxins from body and also relieves the entire physiologic system.
  3. Adhatoda vasica: It is useful in relieving respiratory problems like bronchitis, tuberculosis and other lung disorders.
  4. Tylophora asthmatica: It is useful in management of different types of allergies, cold, fever and arthritis.
  5. Clerodandrum serratum: It is used in treatment of different breathing problems like asthma, bronchitis, cough etc.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful thrice a day with plain water after meals.


These are pure herbal capsules obtained from pure Curcuma longa. It is most common used herb in household. It is best known for its medicinal use.

Usage: It has anti-oxidant properties and it is used in the management of many type of cancers. It is useful in removing toxins from body.

Dosage: 2capsules twice daily with water or milk after meals.


These are herbal capsules made from herb Tinospora cordifolia, also known as Giloy or Amrita. The whole plant is used in formulation of medicines.

Usage: It is useful in treatment of various ailments. It is useful in removing toxins from body. It can be used in combination with turmeric extract which is helpful in treatment of tuberculosis. It is also useful in treating respiratory disease like asthma.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water.


These are pure herbal capsules obtained from herb Ocimum tenuiflorum (tulsi). It is also known as Holy Basil. It is prepared in the form of capsules by Planet Ayurveda which is 100% pure and have no side effects.

Usage: It has wonderful action on respiratory system. It helps to balance overall respiratory system. It has anti-oxidant property which helps to remove toxins from body. It is effective against various infections like cold, flu.

Dosage: 2 capsules with milk or water after meals.

All of these products of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure and natural. These are vegetarian and are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use.

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