Herbal Remedy for Pleural Mesothelioma


Malignancies are mostly accompanied by various complications and most of them are life-threatening. They can end up having various lives every year. And one among them is the malignancy of squamous epithelium cells that forms the mesothelium layer in various organs. In this article, we are going to discuss a particular type of cancer that belongs to this category and affects the lungs i.e. pleural mesothelioma. In this write up we will discuss the causes, signs, and symptoms of this type of cancer and the role of Ayurveda in managing this cancer.


layer not only present in the lungs buPleural mesothelioma is a tumor of the mesothelium layer that lines the inner cavity of the lungs. It is the innermost layer of the lungs. There are various other organs as well such as the heart, stomach, etc. This cancer is always life-threatening and very serious as it affects the major organ of respiration which is a vital organ for survival. This tumor is an abnormal growth or mitotic division of the cells which replicate at a very rapid pace and form a mass in the lungs. This affects the vital capacity of the lungs and develops various signs like shortness of breath, chest pain, etc. These carcinomas take a long time to develop after exposure to carcinogens.

This is a rare but fatal disease with an incidence ratio higher in males than females. It is also considered as an occupational hazard because of the major cause of the disease that is exposed to asbestos. Among different types of mesothelioma, 70% of cases of pleural mesothelioma are reported every year.

Pleural Mesothelioma

Ayurvedic Aspect of Pleural Mesothelioma

As per Ayurveda, all the tumors are categorized as Arbudas. These earbuds are formed from the vitiation of all three doshas. Whereas Vata works on the rapid abnormal division of the cells, Pitta initiates the early aggravation of the disease, Kapha makes a solid mass or lesion in the body. Along with doshas all Dhatus, Malas, and Agnis are also involved. These earbuds can be malignant or benign. Here if we are talking about pleural mesothelioma, it is a malignant one.

What Causes Pleural Mesothelioma?

  • The cause of this cancer is still not very clear but asbestos is considered as the main culprit of this disease. It is usually ingested during industrial works and may take several years for deposition and then causes carcinomas thus, it is also considered as a rare occupational hazard.
  • Genetic predispositions are involved in such carcinomas and run in families.

Signs and Symptoms

As this disease takes so long time to manifest, its symptoms also appear late. And major symptoms are –

  • Cough which may be a dry or sometimes productive one.
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathlessness
  • Extreme weakness
  • Pleural effusion
  • Chest pain can be mild or severe.
  • In severe cases, people may face frequent hemoptysis
  • Pain on deep breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Lymph node enlargement


  • History of the previous disease of lungs
  • Immunocompromised persons
  • Working in the industries is prone to develop such issues.
  • Those who have been using steroids for a long time.
  • Those who have habits of smoking and drinking are at risk.


The proper evaluation of this disease is very important as the major symptoms are breathlessness and chest pain, which are quite common in various diseases of lungs and heart. So, it may take time to rule out the exact cause. Various investigations like chest X-rays and scans (MRI, CT scan) are to be done but the diagnosis can be confirmed by biopsy only.


These carcinomas are deadly and life expectancy is reduced proper Treatment of Pleural Mesothelioma is required which can treat the root cause. Various radiations or chemotherapies and surgeries are advised in such conditions, which is sometimes not even fruitful but will bring various other complications. So, in this case, we can take the help of safe herbs which will increase the life expectancy of the person and can treat its root cause. Planet Ayurveda, a renowned ayurvedic clinic and a herbal medicines manufacturing firm, which can help in this disease with its 100% standardized and pure herbs that are even prepared under the guidance of expert Doctors. Here, they are maintaining the proper ethics of Ayurveda practice.

For this disease Planet Ayurveda offers the following medicines:

  • Vasaka Capsules
  • Praanrakshak Churna
  • Kanchnaar guggul
  • Tulsi Capsules
  • Aller-G-Care Capsules
  • Pitta Balance
  • Svarna bhasma tablets


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1. Vasaka Capsules

These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of a single herb – Vasa (Adhatoda Vasica). This herb is well known for its tremendous results in the diseases of the respiratory system. These capsules help to reduce the production of cough and mucus in the lungs, ease the airways, and maintain the normal functions of the lungs.

Dosage: 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

2. Praanrakshak Churna

The name of the powder is clearing its main action that is maintaining the prana of an individual. This herbal blend is efficient enough to restore the functions of the lungs and effective in all kinds of normal to serious diseases of the lungs. This herbal churna is prepared from the herbs such as Shirish (Albizia lebbeck), Anantmool (Tylophora asthmatic), Dalchini (Cinnamomum Zeylanica), Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), etc. All these herbs help to boost the vital capacity of the lungs and resolve inflammation.

Dosage: 1 spoon twice daily, after meals with normal water.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

This is a classical Ayurvedic Medicine that is mainly used to cut down the growths or tumors in our bodies. This formulation contains various herbs such as Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata), Guggul (Commiphora Mukul), Amalaki (Terminalia Officinalis), Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), etc. This medicine will slowly cut down the growth in our body and resolve them.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily, after meals with normal water.

4. Tulsi Capsules

These capsules contain the extract of Tulsi in it. This herb is well known for its immunomodulatory properties. It helps to Strengthen The Respiratory Tract as well as enhances the immunity of the person hence increases the lifespan of the individual.

Dosage: 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

5. Aller -G -Care -Capsules

This patent medicine helps to curb the allergens and fight the various foreign bodies. And even it helps to kill the pathogens and averts the chances of its deposition. These capsules pacify all the associated symptoms of the respiratory problem, reduce the pain, and ease the airflow. They contain herbs that have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory action like – Haridra (Curcuma longa), Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), Neem (Azadirachta indica), and Shirish (Albizia lebbeck).

Dosage: 2 caps twice daily, after meals with normal water.

6. Pitta Balance

This is a very potent preparation that contains the herbs and calcium compounds like Praval Pishti, Mukta Pishti, Giloy Satva, etc. All these things are synergistically effective in all types of carcinomas and strengthen the immune system and maintain the levels of hormones that are imbalanced hence cause the mitotic division of the cells.

Dosage: 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

7. Svarna Bhasma Tablets

These tablets contain purified gold in it and ais an efficient medicine to control the tumors and all the fatal diseases in our body. It also averts the chances of recurrence or metastasis of the cancers.

Dosage: 1 tab once daily, after meals with water.


Pleural mesothelioma is a rare carcinoma but a fatal disease. For treating this various medicinal systems are trying their best but mostly ending up in developing complications. So, the herbal way of treating such cancers is the safest, and even they avert the chances of its reoccurrence, moreover builds the patient’s immunity to fight such diseases and they come out from this havoc.

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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.