Chylothorax Treatment with Ayurveda


We are continuously trying to provide all the basic and necessary information for various acute and chronic disorders to help the people get relief through the natural mode of treatment. We are back again with the details and natural guidance for another severe health problem named Chylothorax. The other name for the disease is chylous effusion. It is not a very common problem, but a rare one. Still, neglecting any health issue or even a symptom may give rise to a serious disease. Hence, here we have tried to provide all the essential information about Chylothorax and its best and most effective herbal treatment.

Introduction to Chylothorax

As briefly introduced above, Chylothorax is a rare lymphatic flow disorder. In this condition, the lymphatic fluid gets accumulated in the pleural space (the space surrounding the lungs). This accumulation results in severe chest pain, breathlessness, and other symptoms. Abnormal Circulation of lymph fluid is a distinct factor involved in this condition.

Lymph fluid is filtered and drained by the lymphatic system and carried by the lymph vessels to veins, then returns to the bloodstream and this process continues. This circulation of lymph fluid plays a significant role in the transportation of fats and protein within the body as well as the proper functioning of the immune system. When, a part of the lymphatic system leaks or does not act properly, due to this, the chyle cannot get into the blood normally and gets collected around one or both lungs, forming Chylothorax.


Signs and Symptoms of Chylothorax

Initially, when there is an accumulation of the very little amount of fluid, it may not show any sign. But three major signs are generally experienced in the patients suffering from severe Chylothorax. These are –

  • Trouble in Breathing
  • Severe Cough
  • Chest Discomfort

Causes of Chylothorax

The exact cause of Chylothorax is not known by the time but the associated diseases or some injuries can be responsible for it. The conditions that are diagnosed by the medical professionals and can be considered as responsible for the occurrence of Chylothorax may include any or more of the following:

  • Thoracic Duct Damage
  • Injured central lymphatic system due to any surgery or trauma (this type is called as traumatic Chylothorax)
  • Congenital lymphatic Malformations
  • Systematic infections or diseases such as Tuberculosis
  • Congenital syndromes
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Can Chylothorax happen before Birth?

Yes, it can affect a baby before birth. In these circumstances, it affects the baby in various ways, such as:

  • It prevents the proper development of the lungs
  • It blocks the blood vessels and slabs the blood circulation which further leads to heart failure
  • It may also cause the fluid to form lumps in other parts of the body as well.

Complications of Chylothorax

As per the details provided above, Chylothorax can lead to many complications if happens before birth. In addition to it, it can also be responsible for the following during the lifespan of the kids:

  • Malnutrition
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Weak Immunity

Diagnosis of Chylothorax

Below tests are generally done by the physicians to diagnose Chylothorax. It may be diagnosed during the prenatal ultrasound if doctors suspect the accumulation of fluid around the baby’s lungs at this stage. Then also, to be sure, they can proceed with the following tests:

  • X-Ray
  • CT Scan
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI

Herbal Remedies for Chylothorax

Planet Ayurveda, a leading herbal manufacturer, and Ayurvedic clinic is serving the society for becoming healthier by adopting the traditional science of medicine, Ayurveda. We have effective treatment for all the health problems including Chylothorax. Our herbal supplements are prepared using the pure and natural extracts of the potent herbs to help people get rid of their health problems.

The remedies available in the house of Planet Ayurveda for the Treatment of Chylothorax are as follows:

  • Praanrakshak Churna
  • Vasaka Capsules
  • Curcumin Capsules
  • Tulsi Capsules
  • Giloy Capsules


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Product Description

1. Praanrakshak Churna

Praanrakshak Churna is specifically prepared for the treatment of life-threatening disorders. Its name signifies its functions. “Praan” means life and “rakshak” means the savior, thus, it is the life-savior herbal supplement. Seven potential herbs that are perfectly blended to prepare this formulation are Shirish (Albizzia Lubbock), Vaasa (Adhatoda Vasica), Dalchini (Cinnamomum Zeylanica), and others1. It works best in the respiratory tract problems and relieves breathlessness. Therefore, it supports the healthy respiratory system and maintains healthy lungs.

Dosage: 1/2 tsp twice a day with lukewarm water, after the meals.

2. Vasaka Capsules

Vasaka Capsules are prepared using the standardized extract of Vasaka (herb), commonly known as Malabar Nut Tree. It is considered as a boon for heart-related disorders. Besides this, it is quite helpful for patients with tuberculosis, and lung problems.

Dosage: 1 cap once a day with lukewarm water, after the meals

3. Curcumin Capsules

500mg of pure standardized extract of Curcumin (Curcuma longa) is filled in every vegan capsule. Curcumin possesses anti-oxidants and acts well as an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and immune-modulator. It helps to diffuse the accumulated fluid in the pleural space, thus improves the circulation and the functioning of the lymphatic system. Hence, it serves as one of the best remedies for the management of Chylothorax.

Dosage: 1 cap twice a day with lukewarm water, after meals.

4. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is a natural herb that is considered a blessing to humanity. It is commonly called as holy basil. Many spiritual beliefs are attached to it; moreover, it shows wonderful effects when used as a medicinal herb. It is the best herb for respiratory health, which also helps in the prevention and treatment of lung, blood, and heart disorders. It relieves chronic cough and strengthens immunity naturally. The standardized extract (500mg) of Tulsi is used to make each Tulsi capsule.

Dosage: 1 cap once a day with lukewarm water, after the meals.

5. Giloy Capsules

Planet Ayurveda’s Giloy Capsules are prepared by using the pure extract of Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia). It is known as Amrita because of its divine effects on health. It is packed with anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, and blood purifying properties. It is a natural pain-reliever and immunity enhancer. Giloy supports the treatment of Chylothorax as well as improves the overall health of the patient.

Dosage: 1 cap twice a day with lukewarm water, after meals.

Guidelines for Parents

Chylothorax can be a congenital disorder for some patients and in other cases; it can show the symptoms after birth. So, the parents should be more aware of this problem and do not neglect any minor symptoms, if suspected. It can be life-threatening for the unborn child as well as the infant. Also, any health issue of the mother or the breastfeeding mother can worsen it. For such situations, it is recommended that you should take good care of you so that you can safeguard your baby against such a life-threatening disorder.


Hence, the most necessary and general information is provided above for Chylothorax along with the herbal management of the same. After observing the herbal remedies available for Chylothorax, we can easily observe that the herbs used to prepare them to have the proven results and are considered as the blessing to humanity especially to treat the life-threatening problems. These are being used for centuries to manage such health conditions.

Herbal treatment for the disease is always the better alternative as it does not cause any adverse health effects. So, adopt it and give a healthy and safe life to your child ahead.

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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.