How to Treat Behcet’s Syndrome with Ayurveda?

Abstract

Behcet’s disease is a disorder that is mainly triggered by inflammation and mostly due to poor prognosis which may involve intestines, central nervous system (CNS) and vessels. These conditions result in conversion to severe forms. In the modern medicine system corticosteroids, colchicine, immune-suppressants, and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs but these leaves with long term side effects. In order to avoid the worse effects, one must adapt to the holistic and conventional methods of healing.

Behcet’s Syndrome

What is Behcet Syndrome? (ما هي متلازمة بهجت)

Behcet syndrome which is also known as Silk Road Disease is a rare inflammatory and systemic vasculitis disorder. This condition is mostly associated with recurrent oral and genital sores. The prevalence of Behcet syndrome ranges between 0.1 per 1000 individuals in Asian countries while it has been reported that Turkey has the highest prevalence which ranges from 80 to 420 per 100,000 individuals. (1)

What are the Signs and Symptoms involved in Behcet Syndrome?

Symptoms of Behcet syndrome can vary from person to person and can transform into severe form with time. Some areas which are commonly affected include mouth, skin, genitals, eyes, joints, blood vessels, digestive system, and brain. This is mainly characterized by triple-symptom complex i.e. oral ulcers, uveitis, and genital users.

Let’s Discuss Some of the Symptoms

  • Sores inside mouth and genitals.
  • Eye problems
  • Puss filled lesions
  • Pain in joints
  • Recurring ulcers
  • Meningitis
  • Strokes
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
  • Vasculitis
  • Arthritis
  • Migraine
  • Abdominal pain
  • The appearance of buds in lower legs

What are the Possible Causes for the Onset of Behcet Syndrome?

Behcet’s syndrome is that of vasculitis which is associated with a genetic predisposition. The following two factors are responsible for developing this condition.

1. Inheritance

It has been reported that this disease is likely may be due to some specific genes which are inherited. People with this disease have HLAs (Human leukocyte antigens) i.e. HLA-B51, which is one of the risk factors for the onset of the disease.

2. Environmental Factors

Some viruses and bacterium like herpes simplex virus, parvovirus, helicopter pylori, etc.) And exposure to certain environmental substances like heavy metals can trigger the disease.

It is also believed that it might be an autoimmune condition in which the body’s own immune system starts attacking and destroying healthy cells. Various risk factors like age, location, gender, and inherited genes can be associated with this condition.

How Behcet Syndrome can be Diagnosed?

Generally, there is no confirmatory analysis to determine whether you have this disease or not; this primarily depends on signs and symptoms. Recognizable symptoms other than we have mentioned earlier include recurring genital and skin sores, inflammation in eyes. There are many diseases which can be presented to Bechet’s disease patients’ are-

  • Celiac disease
  • Eales disease
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Herpes simplex virus infection
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Reiter’s syndrome
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Mixed connective tissue disorder

Some of the Clinical Manifestations which Might Include

  1. Blood tests
  2. Pathergy test
  3. Skin biopsy
  4. MRI
  5. Bowel tests

Complications

Most of the conditions in this are manageable but a person can get some health complications for a lifetime. Some conditions may involve strokes and blood clots.

Ayurvedic Aspect of Behcet Syndrome (الايورفيدا الجانب من متلازمة بهجت)

According to Ayurvedic principles, Behcet syndrome is associated with vitiated Pitta dosha. It is mentioned in Ayurvedic scriptures that herbs and Panchkarma can manage the symptoms effectively with herbal remedies. Every disease should be managed by eliminating the root cause of the disease.

Ayurvedic Treatment by Planet Ayurveda for Behcet Syndrome

Planet Ayurveda is offering effective herbal remedies for Behcet syndrome i.e. Boswellia curcumin capsules Yograj guggul Navkarshik Churna and RumoGin 5 capsules. All these supplements are 100 % pure, natural and vegetarian. The manufacturing is done under totally sterilized conditions and MD Ayurveda doctors.

Herbal Remedies for Behcet Syndrome

Herbal Remedies for Behcet Syndrome

1. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia curcumin capsules have been formulated by two amazing traditional herbs i.e. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). Curcumin is an active biological component of turmeric that possesses various therapeutic properties. This is highly recommended in inflammation conditions because of its anti-inflammatory properties as wells as anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties. Boswellia or Indian frankincense plays an excellent role in reducing inflammation and tumor conditions.

Dosage- 1capsule daily after meals with plain water.

2. Yograj Guggul

Yograj guggul from Planet Ayurveda is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which contains enormous medicinally important herbs like Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Pippali moola (Long pepper), Karavi (Piper chaba), Jeeraka (Cumin seed), devadaru (Cedrus deodara), Chavya (Piper cubeba), Triphala, Usheera (Vetiveria zizanioides), Yavagraja (Hordeum vulgare), etc. This herbal supplement is very helpful in maintaining healthy bones and muscles. The combination of herb sin this product effectively balances vitiated Vata Dosha effectively by removing the toxin that has been accumulated.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets two or three times a day with lukewarm water after meals.

3. Navkarshik Churna

This herbal formulation which contains Amla (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picorrihiza kurrao), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata). This product maintains healthy skin and joints by balancing Vata dosha by eliminating Ama or toxins from the body. These herbs in combination act synergistically in reducing swollen and painful joints. Manjistha proves to be very beneficial in purifying the blood, balancing metabolism and improving immunity.

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

4. RumoGin 5 Capsules

RumoGin 5 capsules contains medicinally important herbs like Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Maricha (Piper nigrum), shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Pippali (Piper longum). Haridra in this combination is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agent which supports the joint and healthy digestive system. Other ingredients Sonth and Maricha are great expectorants which aid in reducing inflammatory conditions. Pippali works tremendously in marinating an equilibrium in Tridosha in the body.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules one or two times a day with plain water after the meals.

Conclusion

Hence to conclude this discussion on Behcet syndrome this is a group of conditions that can get worse with time and situations. Affected individuals must avoid Virudh Aahar or incompatible food and a sedentary lifestyle for better recovery.

Reference

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4751097/
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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.