Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis Treatment in Ayurveda


Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis is an uncommon disease with distinctive etiological features due to uncertain cause. This disease mostly affects immuno compromised individuals. Only few people with Kikuchi-fujimoto, later develops lupus erythematosus. According to Ayurvedic principles, balancing Tridosha i.e. Pita, Vata and Kapha can help eliminating root cause of every ailment naturally through traditional Indian herbs. Unlike allopathy, Ayurvedic medications will not have side effects.

What is Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis?

Histolytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis, also known as Kikuchi- Fujimoto Disease (KFD), is a rare benign disorder characterized by painful and inflamed lesions in lymph nodes of about 0.5 to 4 cm. It is mostly mistaken with malignant lymphoma because of the similarity in the symptoms. The nodal lesions are mainly composed of Histiocytis, lymphoid cells and plasmocytoid monocytes. This idiopathic disorder was first described in Japan in year 1972 by Kikuchi & Fujimoto and affects mostly women and adolescents. (1)

Histolytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis (Kikuchi Disease)

Epidemiology of Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis

According to the recent reports this disease largely affects young adults under the age of 30 years and female predominance ratio is around 1:1 globally. (2)

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Histolytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis?

Symptoms may occur slowly which may take one or two weeks. Some of the noticeable signs and symptoms of Histolytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis are as follows-

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Enlargement of spleen and liver
  • Sore throat
  • Sudden Weight Loss
  • Certain Respiratory Infections
  • Fever
  • Cervical Lymphadenopathy
  • Rashes
  • Arthritis
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenopathy
  • Joint pain
  • Leukopenia (2)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Night sweats

Some Cutaneous Features of Histolytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis

  • Alopecia
  • Oral ulceration
  • Rashes that may look like rubella
  • Facial erythema
  • Scales
  • Papules and patches

What are the Causes of Histolytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis?

According to the clinical presentations, this disease may have viral, inflammatory or autoimmune origin. Apoptotic cell death may play a significant role in onset of the disease i.e. proliferating CD8 T- cells acts as killer or Victim on the process. (2)

How Can this Disease be Diagnosed?

Histolytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis can be diagnosed by lymph node biopsy and elevation of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) and Leukopenia. Other clinical tests like MRI, CT scan and Ultrasound can conform the presence of lymph nodes.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease

1. Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)

This is an Indian traditional herb containing anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidants  properties which makes it Varnya, Rakta prasadaka and Sodhaka (blood purifier). (3)

2. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

Indian gooseberry is a great diuretic, laxative, liver tonic, anti-pyretic, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agent. It plays an important role in treating cancer, diabetes, liver diseases and gastric ulcers. (4)

3. Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger apart from being a spice or flavoring agent,  is very beneficial in indigestion, constipation and cardio-vascular disorders. It has amazing phytochemical composition which makes it great anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agent. (5)

4. Curcumin (Curcuma longa)

Curcumin contains polyphenols which makes it possess countless therapeutic properties due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.(6)

Herbal Remedies for Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is offering Ayurvedic treatment for Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease formulated from the best quality herbs, which effectively treats this disease are discussed as follows-

Herbal Supplements For Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis

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Product Descriptions

1. Kanchnaar Guggul

Planet Ayurveda has formulated this classical herbal formulation by combining enormous traditional herbs like Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegate), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum) Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Pippali (Piper longum) and Varuna (Crataeva religiosa). The herbs used in the production are beneficial in treating thyroid disorders, swelling in lymph nodes, leprosy, fistula etc. This herbal product also proves to be effective in reducing symptoms of obesity, liver cysts, skin diseases, fistula, tumors and polycystic kidney diseases.

Dosage-2 tablets two or three times daily with lukewarm water.

2. Septrin Tablets

Septrin tablets contain Indian traditional herbs like Pippali (Piper Longum), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum),
Haldi (Curcuma longa) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul). Tulsi or basil possess anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties which prevents various infections like cold and flu. Sonth and Marich works efficiently in improving digestive disorders like dyspepsia, spasm etc. and reducing inflammation.

Dosage-2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Manjishtha Capsules

Manjishtha capsules have been prepared by using high quality and pure herbs of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). This herb contains tremendous anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. This product is very effective in detoxification, diarrhea, chronic fever and promotes healthy skin. Manjistha capsules are known for its significant action in blood purification and toning up in blood vessels.

Dosage- 1 tablet two times a day with plain water.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

Planet Ayurveda has formulated this amazing product with purified Sulphur (Shuddh Gandhak) which helps in maintaining healthy skin and female reproductive system. Sulphur possesses various anti-bacterial properties that prevent various skin diseases like ringworm, itching, scabies and other fungal infections. It also possesses anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties that makes it efficient in treating Eczema and other skin ailments. This herbal remedy is also very effective in enhancing immunity, treats urinary tract infections, bleeding disorders and digestive disorders.

Dosage-1 tablet two times a day with plain water.

5. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

Boswellia curcumin capsules by Planet Ayurveda is an effective combination of two herbs i.e. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). These herbs are beneficial in reducing symptoms of Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Asthma, Spondylitis and Colitis. Curcumin plays significant role in treating indigestion, diarrhea, dysentery and is a great anti-ageing supplement. Overall this herbal product works majestically in reducing symptoms of Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis.

Dosage-1 Capsule daily with plain water after meals.


Thus, the benefits of the herbal supplements are easily understood with the above details. They maintain the well-being of an individual in the most effective manner, and assure a healthy life ahead.


1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296495/
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1481509/
3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5954628/
4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21317655
5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665023/
6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/

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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.