Interstitial Lung Disease ILD Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies

Interstitial Lung Disease ILD Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a category of lung disorders characterized by inflammation and/or scarring of lung tissue. Such damage can affect your ability to breathe and to get adequate oxygen into the blood stream.

Causes of ILD :-

Many factors may cause interstitial lung disease (ILD), including the following:-

* Exposure to environmental hazards, including asbestos, silica dust, coal dust and cotton dust
* Genetic factors or predisposition
* Autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and dermatomyositis
* Certain medications, including sulfonamides, nitrofurantoin, bleomycin, and methotrexate
* Chronic exposure to organic substances such as bird droppings or molds
* Radiation therapy that is delivered to the chest

For cases in which the cause of ILD is unknown, the condition is referred to as idiopathic ILD.

Symptoms of ILD :-

* Progressive exertional dyspnea (most common)
* Dry cough (very common)
* Fatigue (common)
* Chest pain (uncommon; suggests sarcoidosis)
* Hemoptysis (rare; suggests vasculitis

Ayurvedic view and Treatment options :-

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is associated with the respiratory system thus according to Ayurveda it is due to vitiation of “Pranvah Srotas”( Respiratory Channels). Ayurveda can give a very convenient, economical and effective treatment which relieves the symptoms and also improves the quality of life. But if diagnosed at a late stage, ILD is mostly uncurable. Ayurveda along with its sister branches like Panchakarma and Yoga (Pranayam) can help in the treatment. Patients also need to avoid some of the underlying causes which increase the disease. 

Most commonly used Ayurvedic Herbs in Interstitial Lung Disease ILD are :

* Vasakadyarishtam
* Kanakasavam
* Haridrakhand
* Agastya haritaki avaleha
* Tulsi swarasa
* Sitopladi churnam
* Talisptradi churnam
* Aswagandha churnam
* Giloyghan vati
* Trikatu churnam
* Chawanprasham
* Shwaskuthar ras
* Laxmivilas ras
* Pippali vrdhman rasayan

Along with above mentioned herbs, some very effective breathing excercises, diet recommendations can help ILD patients to improve in their symptoms. For further details, you can book consultation with our Ayurvedic specialists.

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Disclaimer : Sandeep Kumar and Anupam Vasudeva are not GP, they have Ayurveda medical degree from India where it is considered equal to any other medical degree. This qualification is recognized in Australia by vetassess governing body as Complementary Health Therapists. Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic does not claim to cure a disease or terminal illness and does not create any unreasonable expectation of beneficial treatment. Ayurvedic medicines and treatments are generally considered to be safe but rarely may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. We recommend seeking urgent medical attention in the case of an adverse reaction. This website provides you with information. You must contact your Ayurvedic or another health professional before you apply them. Read More