Ayurvedic Treatment of Scleroderma
Scleroderma is a term used for describing a group of chronic skin disorders associated with an overactive immune system. The diseases categorized as Scleroderma are autoimmune conditions of the connective tissue --- the fibers which provide the framework and support for the body.
In Scleroderma, connective tissues become tight and hard due to the formation of fibrosis (scar tissue) in the skin. The condition is characterized by the thickening of the skin, spontaneous scarring, blood vessel problems, as well as pain and inflammation of varying degrees.
Since Scleroderma is an autoimmune condition, it occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. As a result of the activation of the immune system in affected individuals, the inner layer of small blood vessels and the tissues get damaged, and lead to the formation of scar tissue and accumulation of excess collagen.
Scleroderma is a long-term, progressive disease which becomes worse over a period of time. This disease can cause changes to the skin, muscles, blood vessels, and internal organs. When the disease causes skin changes in isolated areas on the body, it is categorized as 'Localized Scleroderma'; and, when it affects internal organs, it is categorized as 'Systemic Scleroderma.' The internal organs commonly affected in Systemic Scleroderma include the esophagus, bowels, lungs, kidneys, and heart. The disease can also lead to high blood pressure and renal crisis (kidney failure).
The occurrence of Scleroderma is more commonly reported in women as compared to men, and between 30-50 years of age. The exact cause of scleroderma is not known, though it is believed that hereditary and environmental factors -- such as viral infections, radiation therapy, or organic solvents – possibly play a role in its development.
Symptoms of Scleroderma
Some of the common symptoms which indicate the occurrence of Scleroderma include:
- Stiffness, tightness, and puffiness of fingers
- Swelling in the hands and feet, especially in the morning
- Deposits of calcium in connective tissues
- Thickened and hardened skin of fingers
- Red spots on hands and face
- Pitting ulcers on the fingertips
- Muscle weakness
- Pain or inflammation of joints
- Dryness of eyes or mouth
- Problems of the esophagus (the tube which connects the throat to the stomach).
The symptoms of Scleroderma largely depend on whether the disease is localized or widespread, and how it affects the sufferers. In addition, the symptoms of the disease are also dependent on whether it affects one part of the body or a whole body system.
Herbal Remedies for Scleroderma by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Sclero Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of scleroderma. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
- Ashwagandha Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily with warm water.
- Boswellia-Curcumin - 2 capsules twice daily with warm water.
- Gotukola Capsules - 2 capsules twice daily with warm water.
- Sanjivani Vati - 2 tablets twice daily with warm water.
- Gandhak Rasayan - 2 tablets twice daily with warm water.
- Sinhnaad Guggul - 2 tablets twice daily with warm water.
1. Ashwagandha Capsules
For preparing these capsules, pure extract of 'Ashwagandha' herb (Withania somnifera) is used. The herb has proven anti-inflammatory properties, and it can have a very beneficial effect on a person's overall health.
The use of these capsules is helpful in boosting to the immune system, eliminating toxins from the body, enhancing physical and mental capabilities, and keeping the heart healthy. Moreover, the capsules have the ability to pacify the body's 'Vata' and 'Pitta' doshas; and improve the functioning of circulatory, reproductive, and adrenal systems.
2. Boswellia Curcumin
These capsules are prepared from a combination of two potent anti-inflammatory herbal ingredients --- Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). The Shallaki herb has the ability to fight inflammation, while Curcumin is an excellent antioxidant.
The use of these capsules is extremely beneficial for Scleroderma patients because they can provide comprehensive support to the immune system, increase blood supply to joint tissue, support healthy functioning of joints, improve the biochemical structure of cartilage, and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.
3. Gotukola Capsules
Pure and standardized extract of the 'Gotukola' herb (Centella asiatica) is used for the preparation of these capsules. The herb is widely known for its immense medicinal value and its ability to promote overall health of the body.
Scleroderma patients can benefit from the use of Gotukola capsules because the capsules can pacify the Pitta dosha, support healthy blood circulation in the body, maintain a healthy metabolic rate, enhance memory, maintain brain health, and balance the body's three psychic energies --- Satva, Rajas and Tamas.
4. Sanjivani Vati
For preparing these tablets, a combination of powerful herbs is used. The herbs combined for this formulation include: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Shudha bhallataka (Semecarpus anacardium), and Shudha vatsnabh (Aconitum ferox).
The use of these tablets is helpful in managing auto-immune disorders, improving the functioning of the liver, removing accumulated toxins and other waste materials from the body, managing irritable bowel syndrome, and improving the health of the digestive system.
5. Gandhak Rasayan
These tablets are prepared from pure Gandhak (Sulphur purified) with proven anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.
These tablets are beneficial for Scleroderma patients because they can improve the health of the skin, remove the skin's dead surface, enhance the functioning of the immune system, alleviate inflammation, treat fungal infections, reduce the outbreak of acne/pimples, and balance the body's Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas.
6. Sinhnaad Guggul
It is a classical Herbal formulation. It is prepared from the herbs like Triphala (Three myrobalans), shuddha gandhak (Purified sulphur), shuddha guggul (Purified Commiphora mukul) and Eranda taila (oil of Ricinus communis).
This formulation helps in pacifying mainly the vata dosha. Sinhnaad guggul is also known as Vatari guggulu. This formulation is mainly used in joint pains, swelling, stiffness, inflammation and arthritis. It is also helpful in managing skin problems and abdominal disorders as well. It has purgative action also, which helps in the detoxification of the body and helps in providing relief from toxins. This herbal remedy helps in relieving pain because of guggul. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antipruritic, demulcent and mild laxative properties.
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The herbal products comprising Planet Ayurveda's 'Sclero Care Pack' have immense health benefits for scleroderma patients. These products are completely safe to use because they are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs, and do not contain chemicals, preservatives, fillers, or additives.