Ayurvedic Treatment Of Interstitial Cystitis


Interstitial cystitis is the inflammation of the urinary bladder. This is a temporary storage reservoir for urine. Urinary bladder is located in the pelvic cavity (posterior to the symphysis pubis). The size and shape of this bladder varies with the amount of urine and also the pressure it receives from surrounding organs. This is a muscular sac behind the pubic bone. Urine is formed in the kidneys and travels down to the bladder through ureters and this bladder is lined by layers of muscles that help to hold urine in the bladder. The normal capacity of the bladder to store urine is 400-600 ml. There are many conditions which hamper the function of the urinary bladder and some of the conditions are cystitis, urinary stones, bladder cancer, incontinence of urine, overactive bladder, etc. But in this article we are going to discuss interstitial cystitis and its Ayurvedic management.


Interstitial cystitis is a chronic inflammation of the bladder. This chronic condition causes bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pelvic pain. This pain ranges from mild to severe in nature. This condition is also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS). In this condition, a person feels the need to urinate more often with smaller volumes of urine. This cystitis most often affects women more than men. The symptoms of this disease lasted for more than 6 weeks without having an infection.


The cause of this disease is not known yet. If there is a defect in the protective lining of the bladder it will also cause this disease.

 Some researchers have proposed some theories i.e.

  • Autoimmune theory
  • Nerve theory
  • Mast cell theory
  • Leaky lining theory
  • Infection theory
  • Production of toxic substance in the urine

Risk factors

The following are the risk factors of interstitial cystitis

  • Sex: Women are more prone to this disease as compared to men
  • Age: Usually this condition is diagnosed in 30s or older

Clinical features/Signs and symptoms

The symptoms of this disease vary from person to person.

The signs and symptoms include

  • Pain in pelvic region
  • A persistent, urgent need to pee
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain and discomfort while the bladder is full 
  • Pain during sexual intercourse


This can lead into a number of complications if left untreated

  • Reduced bladder capacity
  • Lower quality of life
  • Sexual intimacy problems
  • Emotional troubles

Differential Diagnosis

  • Chronic prostatitis in men
  • Endometriosis and uterine fibroids in women


This is made with a careful history of the person, physical examination and laboratory tests to assess the proper diagnosis of interstitial cystitis.

 Tests Include

  • Urine test
  • Cystoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Urine cytology

Ayurvedic Management Of Interstitial Cystitis

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  1. Chandraprabha Vati 
  2. Chandanadi Vati
  3. Punarnava Mandur
  4. Varunadi Vati
  5. Boswellia Curcumin
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1. Chandraprabha vati

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation. It is used in the treatment of Urinary and sexual problems. This medicine has cold potency and is useful in treating the symptoms like burning micturition. It provides calmness in the urinary tract system. This formulation is prepared from the herbs such as Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia billerica), etc. Chander means moon and prabha means glow. So this medicine provides moon-like glow in the body and provides strength to the body. This is also very beneficial in sexual problems like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation etc.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with plain water

2. Chandanadi vati

This classical formulation helps in the treatment of urinary problems such as interstitial cystitis, burning micturition, etc. This is a wonderful natural coolant for the body. This is an amazing herbal blend of effective herbs such as Chandan (Santalum album), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), choti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), Gandha biroja satva (Pinus longifolia), etc. It helps in urinary tract infections. It pacifies body heat and removes toxins from the body. It also provides a strong immune system. This formulation also helps in maintaining the health of the digestive system.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with plain water

3. Punarnava mandur

This formulation helps in water retention and swelling. It also provides relief in interstitial cystitis by eliminating the toxins from the body through urine. It is also helpful in reducing Urea/Creatinine level. It contains herbs such as Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Trivrit (Operculin turpenthum), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Chavya (Piper chava), etc. It has quality to improve blood count, blood quality, etc. This is a very effective herbal supplement for kidney and liver disorders. It helps in reducing the inflammation in the bladder.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with plain water

4. Varunadi vati

This herbal supplement works wonderfully on renal stones and urinary tract infections. The herbs in this formulation helps in managing UTIs and relieves pain due to renal stones such as Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), etc. it helps in reducing urea and creatinine levels in the blood. This formulation has natural anti-diuretic properties and is helpful in urine retention.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with plain water

5. Boswellia Curcumin

 This is a poly herbal formulation and is an effective herbal combination of anti-inflammatory herbs. This herbal formulation is prepared from the standardized extracts of the Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). This is a very potent anti-inflammatory formulation and helpful in the treatment of inflammation, stiffness and pain in the joints. It increases mobility and reduces arthritis pain. This herbal combination is good for back pain, neck pain, knee pain, etc. It promotes circulation to the joints and improves flexibility. This is used in all types of bone disorders.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water  

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At last it is concluded that this disease is well managed by Ayurvedic herbs. It is not treatable by Allopathic medicines. They just treat this disease symptomatically but Ayurveda manages this disease from the root cause of this disease. So it is better to follow herbal treatment of Interstitial Cystitis from Planet Ayurveda for better results without any side-effects.

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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.