It is an autoimmune condition, like all other autoimmune disorders, the body’s immune system starts acting overactive and over react to form lumps and granulomas. This disease mainly affects lungs of patients and other effects can be seen on the other parts of the body like skin and lymph nodes. It can also turn into a chronic condition and can cause permanent lung scarring. In modern allopathic science there is no direct medication and treatment for this condition, patients have to consume medication for the entire life. But ayurveda provides alternative treatment for sarcoidosis and believes in reversing the condition by treating symptoms and balancing the dosha, dhatu.



Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune condition in which nodule formation takes place in lungs and these nodules are also called Granulomas. Granulomas can be seen almost all over the body and affects lymph nodes, skin, muscles.
It has been noticed that this condition mostly affects black people than whites and females are more affected than males. And more people are from the 25 to 40 year age group.


  • Sarcoidosis affecting Skin
  • Sarcoidosis affecting Lungs
  • Sarcoidosis affecting Heart
  • Sarcoidosis affecting Eye
  • Sarcoidosis affecting Nervous system


  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Kidney stones
  • Night sweats

Symptoms of Sarcoidosis affecting skin

  • Light and dark patches
  • Red tender bumps on the skin
  • Growth under skin, scar, tattoo

Symptoms of Sarcoidosis affecting lungs

  • Heart failure
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Shortness of breath

Symptoms of Sarcoidosis affecting eye

  • Eye pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Uveitis (swollen eyes)

Symptoms of Sarcoidosis affecting nervous system

  • Bell’s palsy
  • Seizures
  • Headaches
  • Diabetes


Stage 0 – X ray appear normal
Stage 1 – Granulomas in lymph nodes can be seen
Stage 2 – Granulomas in both lungs and lymph nodes
Stage 3 – Granulomas in lungs only
Stage 4 – X rays shows pulmonary fibrosis and permanent scarring of lungs


  • Genetic factors
  • Environmental factors
  • High antigen activity is considered an autoimmune condition


  • IMAGING tests (X-Ray chest , CT , MRI)
  • Biopsies
  • Lab tests CBC , LFT , RFT , Protein profile, Vitamin Tests
  • ECG
  • Nuclear imaging
  • Purified protein derivative
  • Slit lamp examination. Eye examination to see damage


  • Corticosteroids
  • NSAIDs
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Anti TNF alpha antibodies


As ayurveda works on samdosha, samagni, sam dhatu principle . so ayurveda provides natural treatment for sarcoidosis by balancing the dosha and normalizing the symptoms.

Due to Nidana Sevana


PITTA gets Aggravated


Circultes all over body



Re-localisation (स्थान संश्रय)





(Results in Scarring of lungs)



Single herb formulation plays a very important role in pacifying particular doshas and in this way helps in reversing the diseased condition and brings back normalcy. Knowledge about single herb benefits and usage is the key for treatment of sarcoidosis in ayurveda

Vasaka – ( Justicia Adhatoda)

Rasa panchaka

  • Rasa – Tikta and kashaya
  • Guna – Laghu and ruksha
  • Veerya – Sheeta
  • Vipaka – Katu
  • Prabhava – Amapachak action
  • Dosha – Pitta and kapha shamak

Effect on body is antitussive, bronchodilator, and natural expectorant and also have antispasmodic and anti inflammatory action due to the phytochemicals present in vasicine , luteolin, carotene, vasakin help in treatment of sarcoidosis and other respiratory problems, asthma etc.

Curcummin (Curcuma Longa)

Rasa panchaka

  • Rasa – Tikta and katu
  • Guna – Laghu and ruksha
  • Veerya – Ushna
  • Vipaka – Katu
  • Prabhava – Promotes minute channel circulation and opens blockage
  • Dosha – Meda and kapha shamak

Effect on body anti-inflammatory, anti-bacteria, antioxidant effects with nematicidal activities due to presence of curcumin as a phytochemical in it. And curcumin exhibits anti spasmodic, anti inflammatory and gastrointestinal effects also it inhibits carcinogenesis and cancer growth. With anti-inflammatory properties curcumin helps in breathing disorders and supports overall lung health and this way it is prescribed in patients in ayurvedic treatment of sarcoidosis.

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)

Rasa panchaka

  • Rasa – Tikta, katu and kashaya
  • Guna – Laghu and Snigdha
  • Veerya – Ushna
  • Vipaka – Katu
  • Prabhava – Balya, shukrala, Rasayana
  • Dosha – Vata and kapha har

Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen and it enhances the body’s resilience to stress, also improves cell mediated immunity. Effect on the body due to phytochemicals is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulator and helps in Herbal treatment of sarcoidosis.

Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa)

Rasa panchaka

  • Rasa – Katu and kashaya
  • Guna – Laghu and ruksha
  • Veerya – Ushna
  • Vipaka – Katu
  • Prabhava – Shothahar , Mutral
  • Dosha – Vata Kapha shamak

Punarnava Guggul and kwath are prescribed in lung disorders.

Punarnava have a special ability to regenerate cells and because of phytochemicals like flavanoids, steroids, lipids, protein, carbohydrates and glycoproteins. These all phytochemicals have diuretic, anthelmintic properties due to which it removes intestinal and asthma worms and it is considered as natural expectorant. So it helps in the treatment of sarcoidosis.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Verum)

Rasa panchaka

  • Rasa – Katu, Tikta, Madhura
  • Guna – Laghu and Ruksha
  • Veerya – Ushna
  • Vipaka – Katu
  • Prabhava – Kasa-shwas har , Pungent nature helps in Cough and respiratory disorders.
  • Dosha – Vata and kapha shamak , Pitta vardhak

Effect on the body is antioxidant, anti fungal, antibacterial and it has cinnamate, cinnamic acid and numerous essential oils mainly attributed to cynammic acetate and eugenol these are responsible for antioxidant properties thus help in treatment of sarcoidosis.

Kanchnaar (Bauhinia Variegata)

Rasa panchaka

  • Rasa – Kashaya (astringent)
  • Guna – Laghu and ruksha
  • Veerya – Sheeta
  • Vipaka – Katu ( Pungent)
  • Prabhava – Gandamala Nashana
  • Dosha – Kapha and Pitta shamak

It contains phytochemicals like phenolic acid and flavonoids, it possesses anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and due to anti-inflammatory properties it is given in sarcoidosis.

Guggul (Commiphora Mukul)

Rasa panchaka

  • Rasa – Tikta and katu
  • Guna – Laghu and ruksha
  • Veerya – Ushna
  • Vipaka – Katu
  • Prabhava – Grahi , Vrishya , sthoulyahara
  • Dosha – Tridosha har

Guggul contains phytochemicals such as guggulsterones E, gallic acid and have anti inflammatory properties and removes kapha dosha hence help in treatment of sarcoidosis.

Chitrak (Plumbago Zeylanica)

Rasa panchaka

  • Rasa – Katu
  • Guna – Laghu and Ruksha , Tikshna
  • Veerya – Ushna
  • Vipaka – Katu
  • Prabhava – Deepak pachak , Expectorant.
  • Dosha – Pitta and kapha shamak

Chitrak is filled with phytochemicals like flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, napthoquenones and it is best expectorant and have antioxidant , anti malarial, anticancer properties and it is a good cardiotonic also so it help in herbal management of sarcoidosis.

Neem (Azadirachta Indica)

Rasa panchaka

  • Rasa – Tikta
  • Guna – Laghu
  • Veerya – Ushna
  • Vipaka – Katu
  • Prabhava – Kriminashan and shotha har, Tvak vikar
  • Dosha – Pitta and kapha shamak

Effect on the body is antimicrobial and anti inflammatory hence reduces inflammation and pacifies extra growth due to kapha and helps in treatment of sarcoidosis.

Arjun (Terminalia Arjuna)

Rasa panchaka

  • Rasa – Kashaya
  • Guna – Laghu and ruksha
  • Veerya – Sheeta
  • Vipaka – Katu
  • Prabhava – Hriday, Vran har, Rakta pitta har
  • Dosha – Pitta and kapha shamak

Due to the presence of phytochemicals in it has antidysenteric, anti hypertensive, cardiac tonic, diuretic effect on the body and helps in treatment of sarcoidosis.

Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia)

Rasa panchaka

  • Rasa – Tikta and kashaya
  • Guna – Laghu and snigdha
  • Veerya – Ushna
  • Vipaka – Madhur
  • Prabhava – Tridoshahar , Used as Rasayana (Kayakalp)
  • Dosha – Pitta and Kapha shamak.

Giloy contains alkaloids, glycosides and steroids and also does anti oxidant , antiallergic and immunomodulatory effects and helps in treatment of sarcoidosis.


Planet Ayurveda manufactures Ayurvedic medicines derived entirely from plants. Planet’s medicine does not contain additives, chemicals or preservatives. All products are GMP certified and 100% vegan. Planet Ayurveda provides herbal remedies for sarcoidosis they are as following

Product list

  1. Curcumin Capsules
  2. Kanchnaar Guggul
  3. Aller-g Care
  4. Punarnava Capsules
  5. Chitrak Haritaki
  6. Vasasava
Herbal Remdies For Sarcoidosis By Planet Ayurveda



Curcumin capsules are manufactured by MD experts at planet ayurveda from Haridra (Curcuma longa) extracts. It helps to decrease inflammation since it is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient. It also lowers airway inflammation, which improves breathing and alleviates chest discomfort. It fights free radicals and decreases eye irritation, which helps to keep the eyes healthy.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals


This is a classical formulation, manufactured by MD experts at planet ayurveda. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Bibhitaki (Terminalia billerica), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum), Varuna bark (Crataeva religiosa), and many more herbs are used to make the kanchnaar guggul tablets. Amalaki protects the eyes by fighting free radicals, and it also has antioxidant effects that promote visual activity. Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory and expectorant qualities that aid in the clearance of clogged airways. Cardamom lowers mucus production in the lungs and relieves chest discomfort.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily


This formulation is a patent medicine by planet ayurveda, made by experienced MD experts at planet ayurveda , with potent and good quality ingredients Neem (Azadirachta indica) , Haridra (Curcuma longa), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) , and Shirish (Albizia lebbeck) are used to make the capsules. It aids in the battle against numerous sorts of allergens in the body, as the name implies. Removes toxins from the body, resulting in a healthy immune system and proper system functioning. Neem helps to lower blood pressure and poor cholesterol levels, which aids in irregular heartbeats. Haridra has anti-inflammatory qualities, which aid in the reduction of inflammation and discomfort. Ashwagandha is an immunomodulator that boosts immune system function.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals


These capsules are made of single herb extraction and are explained in old texts and manufactured at planet Ayurveda formulated with Boerhavia diffusa (Punarnava). It helps to reduce swelling and inflammation. Punarnava helps to improve breathing problems. Remove the itching, and swelling from the eyes. It removes harmful toxins from the body which helps to improve the immune system.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily, with water, after meals


Plumbago zeylanica (Chitraka), Emblica officinalis (Amla), Terminalia chebula (Haritaki), Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi), and many more plants are used to make it. Chitraka increases breathing and hence helps to control respiratory system function. Amla improves eyesight and reduces irritation and swelling in the eyes. Guduchi has anti-inflammatory qualities that assist in alleviating coughing and chest discomfort. Cardamom relieves coughing and reduces chest discomfort. Cinnamon aids in the relief of clogged airways. Tejpatra reduces inflammation and edema, as well as mucus production, which aids with breathing.

Dosage – 1 teaspoon twice daily with milk after meal


It is made up of Elettaria cardamomum (Choti elaichi), Zingiber officinale (Sonth), Cubebae fructus (Shital chini), Woodfordia fruticosa (Dhatki pushpa), Piper nigrum (Kali maricha), and more herbs. It helps to reduce toxins from the body and clear the body which helps to improve the immune system. Kali Maricha helps to reduce inflammation and improve the healing properties of the body. Pippali releases mucus which helps to clear the passage of airways and reduces breathing problems. Vasa acts as an expectorant which removes excess mucus from air passage and chest which helps in breathing and reduces chest pain.

Dosage – 2 teaspoons twice daily


This article provides an overview of the disease , its symptoms and diagnosis also gives an idea about allopathic medication and provides a detailed knowledge about the herbal remedies of sarcoidosis and important herbs which are beneficial in case of sarcoidosis. If patient follows a proper diet and medication with a healthy life style ayurveda can slow down the prognosis and slowly reverse the condition. It is proven by the good results in patients that Treatment of sarcoidosis in ayurveda is effective way to manage the disease.

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