Mast Cell Activation Syndrome & It’s Ayurvedic Treatment

Have you ever randomly experienced any allergic symptoms without any clear cause more specifically symptoms like weak pulse accompanied with low blood pressure and difficulty in breathing? Do you know about the multifunctional master cell? Are you ignoring the allergic reactions of your body? Then don’t!! Taking care of your body is important. There might be deftly grafted negative reactions taking place that we will never know. So do you know what Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is? Let’s find out!!

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: An introduction

Mast cells are a group of blood cells that form a segment of your immune system. They are found throughout the body, especially in the bone marrow and encircling the blood vessels. They help fight infections and also protect our body against allergens. Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or MCAS is a state in which your mast cells overly secrete mediators too often and too frequently. It results in a range of chronic symptoms and a wide range of allergic symptoms including anaphylaxis attacks which are life-threatening if not immediately taken care of. This is different from Systemic mast cell disease which is another mast cell disorder that occurs when your body produces too many mast cells in more than one organ of your body. So don’t get confused!

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Causes Of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Scientists are not yet confident about what causes Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. It is sometimes referred to as an idiopathic condition as it is not related to any clear cause or allergy nor is it caused as a result of any specific disease. So if you are someone searching for the cause and haven’t found any, then this is the reason. Sometimes mast cells can be triggered by exposure to certain stimuli. Following are a few of the potential triggers

  • Emotional, physical and environmental stress
  • Infection
  • Exercise
  • Certain beverages and food
  • Medication, vaccines and alcohol
  • Venom from snakes, insects etc
  • Radiological and surgical procedures
  • Certain fragrances
  • Triggers induced by drugs such as antibiotics
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Sudden changes in temperature

Symptoms Of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

A person’s symptoms may develop suddenly and unevenly, or they may be frequent and lasting. In Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, activation induces the spontaneous release of chemicals that may affect multiple systems. Symptoms include:

1. Dermatological

  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Burning sensation
  • Rashes
  • Flushing

2. Cardiovascular

  • Dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Lightheadedness

3. Gastrointestinal

  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Cramp
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Throat tightness
  • Acid reflux

4. Respiratory

  • Wheezing
  • Congestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing

5. Eyes

  • Itching
  • Watering
  • Irritation

6. Mouth and throat

  • Swelling of tongue and lips
  • Itching
  • Swelling of throat

7. Nose

  • Itching
  • Running

8. Nervous System

  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Headache

Planet Ayurveda got something to help you out!

Our primary aim is to establish a healthy lifestyle in societies all around the world. We manufacture all our herbal products keeping strict adherence to ancient Ayurveda. Our herbal products are enriched with wisdom of ages and stringently tested for their purity and consistency at every stage of processing.

Facing diseases like Mast Cell Activation Syndrome demands a lot of supervision and exceptional treatment. Here at Planet Ayurveda, we are ready to assist you with the best and most experienced doctors. Our medicines are just the perfect company to guide you on your path to recuperation. Here is the list of some herbal medicines from Planet Ayurveda that can help you in your combat with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome:

  1. Aller-G Care
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Septrin Tablets
  4. Manjishtha Capsules
  5. Swarn Vasant Malti Ras
  6. Chitrak Haritaki

Herbal Remedies For Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Products Description

1. Aller-G Care

A polyherbal capsule containing Haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Shirish (Albizia lebbeck) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). The capsule is made of a remarkable blend of anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic drugs. Haridra with its anti-inflammatory property reduces inflammation and relaxes the skin from within. It reduces respiratory tract obstruction in asthma conditions that arise as a symptom of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Alongside the goodness of Shirish which is one of the best known anti-allergic drugs, Neem that can detoxify the body, fight inflammation and cure asthma, and Ashwagandha that reduces swelling by altering the immune system is the best formulation that can restore your bodily balance.

Dosage: Recommended to take 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

A polyherbal capsule was formulated using 250g each of Shallaki (Boswellia ferrara) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). Boswellia Curcumin is an Ayurvedic medicine used mainly to treat inflammatory diseases. Haridra helps relieve asthma by relieving symptoms of cough, congestion and difficulty in breathing. It also consists of agents that reduce free radical activity thereby preventing oxidative damage and stress. Shallaki consists of agents that help lower body temperature and reduce symptoms of swelling in an inflammatory response.

Dosage: Recommended daily intake, 2 capsules twice daily, after meals with plain water.

3. Septrin Tablets

Planet Ayurveda Septrin Tablets is a polyherbal tablet containing Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Sunti (Zingiber official), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum). It is primarily used for the treatment of diseases like allergies, asthma and constipation. Its key ingredient Guggulu is well renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties. Guggulu is praised for its effectiveness in purifying blood and scraping toxins from the circulatory system. Haridra is a widely prescribed drug in Ayurveda. It has properties that relieve itching and cures skin problems. This effectively helps with the treatment of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome where these symptoms are commonly seen. Tulsi reduces stress and respiratory disorders. Sunti is mainly used to relieve symptoms of diarrhoea and it contains agents that counter the acidity in the stomach. Pippali along with maricha is very effective in clearing the respiratory tract thereby allowing the patient to breathe freely. We got all of them, which are essential in treating MCAS!

Dosage: Recommended to take, 2 tablets twice daily.

4. Manjishtha Capsules

A single herb capsule that contains 500mg of a standardised extract from Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). Manjistha being enriched with phytochemical components like Munjistin has potent bronchodilatory, antipyretic, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties all of which extensively help in relieving asthma, allergy, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion and various types of skin disorders. Manjistha purifies the blood and also aids in healing damaged skin tissues. It has an antioxidant property which helps in skin infections. It greatly supports the immune system by eliminating toxins that could increase blockages in the body.

Dosage: Recommended dosage is 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

5. Swarn Vasant Malti Ras

A herbo-mineral tablet, made from an incredible combination of a variety of minerals and herbs. The key ingredients include Swarna bhasma (Gold calx), Mukta Bhasma (calx of pearl), Shuddha hingula (An ore of Mercury and sulphur), Kali maricha (Piper nigrum), Kharpara (Rasaka), Shuddha parad (Purified Mercury), Shuddha gandhak (Purified Sulphur), Trikatu (Black pepper, long pepper and dried ginger), Loha bhasma (Iron bhasma) and Tamra bhasma (Copper Bhasma). Swarna (gold) bhasma has been used as a therapeutic agent in Ayurvedic medicine from ancient times, as it helps to strengthen the immune system against bacterial and viral infections and relieves fatigue and weakness. Mukta bhasma is primarily used to treat digestive disorders like constipation and bloating and helps to improve the overall digestive system. Also known as the ‘Power Trinity’, Trikatu is a widely used and helps strengthen the muscles of the heart and is a powerful stimulant for digestion. It also fortifies the immune system and relieves inflammation and pain.

Dosage: Recommended daily intake of one tablet twice a day by chewing.

6. Chitrak Haritaki

A polyherbal formulation in powder form containing 14 ingredients including Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and many more. Chitrak Haritaki is a well-known medicine in traditional Ayurveda used in the treatment of chronic respiratory conditions, asthma etc. It helps clear the nasal passage and respiratory tract and helps ease the process of breathing. It’s anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and detoxifier action makes it a very essential formulation in treating Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.

Dosage: Recommended daily intake of one tsp with lukewarm water after a meal, twice a day.

Ayurveda is a time tested natural system of healing that has survived for more than 3000 years. Based on the idea that diseases are caused due to variation in the body’s natural constitution and a stressful consciousness, Ayurveda encourages a holistic way of living and bestows natural remedies to maintain the state of equilibrium between nature, and the body, mind and soul. Here at Planet Ayurveda, you are always welcome to make your journey through the path of holistic healing. Even if it is the toughest of times, we are always ready to guide and support you through your convalescence. Thank you!!!

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