Herbal Remedy For Cystic Fibrosis


Cystic fibrosis is an inherited lung disorder. Lungs are an important part of the body as it helps in inhaling oxygen from the environment and exhaling carbon dioxide. These are the pair of spongy organs that are located on both the sides of the chest. Lungs are the primary organ of the respiratory system. Lungs are the part of the lower respiratory tract that begins at the trachea and branches into bronchioles. As this is the part of gaseous exchange from the external environment so there is a chance of infections also.  There are various lung disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, etc. But in this article we will discuss the genetic disorder that is Cystic fibrosis and its Ayurvedic management.


Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder of the lungs. This is a serious genetic condition that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. This kind of damage results in buildup of thick, sticky mucus in the organs. It affects the cells that produce sweat, mucus and digestive juices. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. This disease is a progressive and requires daily care. The secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery but in this disease these secreted fluids become sticky and thick. These fluids lungs up tubes, ducts and passageways instead of lubricating the pathway. People who are suffering from cystic fibrosis have a higher level of salt in their sweat. 


This is caused by the mutation in the gene that is cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene. This results in the stick, thick mucus in the respiratory and digestive tract. To develop this disease a child needs to inherit one copy of the gene from each parent and if a child inherits only one copy of the gene then they won’t develop cystic fibrosis. But they will be carriers and could pass the defect gene to their offspring. 

Clinical Features/Signs And Symptoms

The main symptoms of this disease are salty-tasting skin, poor growth and poor weight gain. Other symptoms of this disease are

  • A persistent cough with expectoration (thick mucus)
  • Wheezing 
  • Repeated lung infections
  • Breathlessness 
  • Inflamed nasal passage
  • Recurrent sinusitis
  • Foul smelling and greasy stools
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Chronic or severe constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bloating
  • Nausea 

Risk Factor

The only risk factor is family history because this disease is inherited in nature.


The Complications Of This Disease Are

  • Damaged airways
  • Hemoptysis
  • Chronic infections
  • Pneumothorax
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Diabetes
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome


To diagnose this disease a doctor will perform a physical examination and review your symptoms and conduct tests. Some of the tests are

  • Immunoreactive trypsinogen test
  • Sweat chloride test
  • Sputum test
  • CT Scan 

Ayurvedic Management Of Cystic Fibrosis

Ayurveda is a healthy-lifestyle system that people in India have used from 5000 years and now also Ayurveda is used worldwide because of its healing properties from the root cause of every disease. It emphasizes good health, prevention and treatment of illness through lifestyle practices such as massage, meditation, yoga and dietary changes. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest holistic healing system and this science believes that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the body, mind and spirit. The herbs and herbal formulations show great results in treating the disorders. Planet Ayurveda is the company who offers great herbal products for the management of cystic fibrosis. The products are 100% natural and safe. There are no chemicals and additives in the products of Planet Ayurveda. These products are made from the standardized extracts of potential herbs and also made from the tested formulas of ancient texts.

Planet Ayurveda provides the following herbal products for the management of cystic fibrosis

  1. Balchaturbhadrika Syrup
  2. Kaas-Har Churna
  3. Bronco Plan Syrup
  4. Tulsi Capsules

Products Description

1. Balchaturbhadrika Syrup

This is an Ayurvedic formulation used in the treatment of child disorders. It is effective in childhood problems such as fever, diarrhea, cough, cold and vomiting. This formulation contains ingredients such as Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus), Pippali (Piper longum), Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum), Karkataka Shringi (Pistacia integerrima). As discussed above, in cystic fibrosis there is damage to the lungs and digestive system and this syrup has antipyretic, antidiarrheal, antitussive and digestive properties. So this formulation is very effective in this disease. It is also helpful in loss of appetite and indigestion. This syrup reduces the severity of cold and pacifies cough. 

Dosage: 2 tsp twice a day daily

2. Kaas-Har Churna

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation. It is used in the treatment of coughs and colds. This powder is made from the ingredients like Vanshlochan (Bambusa arundinacea), Pippali (Piper longum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and Mishri (Crystallized sugar).  This is an effective herbal remedy for the treatment of cough. It acts as a bronchodilator, decongestant and expectorant. This helps in removing extra mucus from the respiratory tract. This is prepared from the natural herbs so it has been found that it is very effective and safe.  

Dosage: ½ tsp twice a day daily     

3. Bronco Plan Syrup

This is herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda in syrup form. This is the best herbal product that is made from the standardized extracts of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Madhuyashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Lavang (Syzygium aromaticum), etc. These ingredients help in stubborn cough, asthma, allergies, bronchitis, etc. This formulation balances the kapha dosha. It soothes the cough and helps to loosen the phlegm. It has anti-inflammatory and mucolytic effects. This syrup causes no drowsiness and is made from pure herbs.

Dosage: 2 tsp twice a day daily

4. Tulsi Capsules

 This is a single herbal formulation. It is used in the treatment of cough and cold and also it is an effective herbal supplement for low immunity. These capsules are made from the standardized extracts of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). Tulsi is the best herb for treating respiratory ailments like cold, cough, breathlessness, chest tightness, etc. It improves respiratory infections due to its antimicrobial properties. It is also useful in cancers, allergy, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, skin allergies, chronic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis. This is an effective herb to treat cystic fibrosis.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day daily with plain water

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com


As we discussed above, this is an inherited disease and In Allopath there is no definite treatment available for inherited disorders. But in Ayurveda, there is an answer to every health question. They manage this disease from herbs and herbal formulations. So the herbal formulations of Planet Ayurveda are very effective in treating this disease. The products are free from chemicals and additives and safe to use. For more information you can visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com  

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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.