When a person is sick for a long time, then people around him or her start thinking that they are used to it. What they don’t understand is that it doesn’t get easier, it just gets more exhausting. The feeling of being ill is not acceptable to anyone and no one has the right to judge the intensity of suffering of some other person. Long term illness sometimes crush the patient from inside. Many times, the sufferer gets up and many times they fall on their knees and ask “why me?” No one in the world can answer that question but the suffering can be pushed to bay. This is possible with Ayurveda and with magical herbs of Ayurveda. This article has information about one such condition that makes patients suffer badly and it is called Vasculitic neuropathy . The article also has information about potent herbal formulations that can be given in this condition.

Vasculitic Neuropathy


Vasculitic neuropathy is the part of systemic vasculitis but it also can be present as a non systemic vasculitic neuropathy. This condition is termed as peripheral neuropathic disease. In this condition there is damage to the vessels that supply blood to the nerves. There are three types of vasculitic neuropathy majorly and certain subtypes as well. Vasculitides are a diverse group of diseases clinically. The histopathological signature includes the centred inflammation of blood vessels which at last result in the vascular damage and ischaemic injury to the affected tissues. This can be caused by drugs, infections, cancers but the diagnostic workup never reveals any trigger in most of the patients. The autoimmune mechanisms are active in almost all types of vasculitis, except for the ones which are caused due to the direct infection on the vessel walls. Most of the vasculitides are systemic and involve multiple organs and tissues. But as mentioned before vasculitic neuropathy can also occur without systemic vasculitis.

Key Highlights about Vasculitic Neuropathy

  • Vasculitic neuropathy is a peripheral neuropathic disease
  • Physical findings may involve progressive change in sensation as well as pain along with weakness in foot (bilateral)
  • As the neuropathy progresses, it can lead to loss of sensation in the affected areas.
  • It can exist along with systemic vasculitis and can exist as a single organ issue affecting the peripheral nervous system
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  • The diagnosis is done by clinical examination, nerve biopsy and electrophysiological testing
  • Vasculitic neuropathy is a serious illness that causes prolonged morbidity and disability.

Causes of vasculitic neuropathy

  • Vasculitic neuropathy can be due to many reasons. In 60% of the cases, uncontrolled diabetes is responsible for vasculitic neuropathy. In the remaining 40% the condition may arise due to the immunocompromised conditions like HIV, kidney disease, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, excessive alcohol intake and nutritional deficiencies.
  • The condition may persist as a hereditary disorder, may have a history of physical trauma and other causes.

Types of vasculitic neuropathy The Types of vasculitic neuropathy include the following

  • Primary systemic vasculitic neuropathy
  • Vasculitic neuropathy secondary to other disease
  • Non- systemic vasculitic neuropathy Now let’s discuss these types in detail.

Primary systemic vasculitic neuropathy Some patients who are suffering from systemic vasculitis, will have their multiorgan disease spread to the peripheral nervous system. This is called primary vasculitic neuropathy. Some examples of systemic vasculitic disease are IgA vasculitis, hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis, polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) and many others.

Vasculitic neuropathy secondary to other disease

Some patients with non vasculitic systemic disease or some other illness such as infection or any type of malignancy or cancer gradually develop vasculitic neuropathy as a direct consequence of the former illness. This is called secondary vasculitic neuropathy. Conditions like connective tissue diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus, infectious diseases like hepatitis B, hepatitis C, malignancy etc. are the examples of vasculitic neuropathy secondary to other diseases.

Non- systemic vasculitic neuropathy

Non- systemic vasculitic neuropathy means there is no systemic illness, yet the evidence of a vasculitic neuropathy exists. This is a single organ problem and in this nerve biopsy is generally done to rule out the presence of this very type of vasculitic neuropathy. The non systemic vasculitic neuropathy has the following subtypes

  • Classical distal predominant Non systemic vasculitic Neuropathy
  • Wartenberg migratory sensory neuropathy
  • Post surgical inflammatory neuropathy
  • Diabetic radiculoplexus neuropathy
  • Neuralgic amyotrophy
  • Non systemic skin/nerve vasculitis.

Symptoms of vasculitic neuropathy

Generally the symptoms in this condition depend on the type and location of the nerve fibre involved. The condition generally causes sensory and motor dysfunction. The most common symptoms in this condition are as follows

  • Unusual sensations (Paresthesias)
  • Numbness in the peripheral areas
  • Weakness in the muscles of limbs either upper or lower
  • Burning sensation in the affected areas

Diagnosing vasculitic Neuropathy

  • The diagnosis depends upon whether the patient first presents with multiple symptoms pointing to systemic disorder. Or else the symptoms may suggest primary neuropathic complaints.
  • The diagnosis is also done on the basis of history, clinical examination and supporting lab investigations. The tests include electromyography with nerve conduction studies. Skin biopsies are also done to rule out cutaneous nerve innervation. Nerve and muscle biopsies are also done for histopathological evaluation.

Treatment of vasculitic Neuropathy

Vasculitic neuropathy’s treatment depends on the type. Acute exacerbations of symptoms can sometimes be treated with intravenous immune globulins and even with plasma exchange. The neuropathic pain due to vasculitic neuropathy is well managed by using anti seizure medications, antidepressants and analgesics. It also includes use of opiate drugs.

Ayurvedic aspect of vasculitic neuropathy

Vasculitic neuropathy involves aggravated vata dosha. The aggravated vata dosha is due to the accumulation of ama dosha which has similar characteristics or properties as vata dosha. Then this vata dosha in turn results in the provoking aggravation of Pitta Dosha. Due to these aggravated dosas the patient experiences various types of symptoms like tingling sensation along with pricking pain. These two symptoms are the typical characteristic of pains which are due to aggravated vata dosha. On the other hand the pin is followed by a burning sensation. This burning sensation depicts the involvement of pitta dosha.

Initially it all starts with ama accumulation and blockage of srotas. When the srotas are blocked, the vata dosha is aggravated or its gati or direction of flow is disturbed. Then it vitiates everything that comes in its path like pitta dosha in this situation.

The chikitsa in vasculitic neuropathy is done with herbs that help in the pacification of vata and pitta dosha. Herbs like haridra, shallaki, manjistha have very great results in this condition. Moreover, rasa preparations like gandhak rasayan, vrit vaat chintamani helps in the successful management of vasculitic neuropathy.

Herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Vasculitic neuropathy

Planet Ayurveda is a leading ayurvedic products manufacturing company with resellers around the world. The products prepared by Planet Ayurveda are totally herbal and are prepared under the strict guidance and observation of MD Ayurveda experts. Moreover, the formulations by Planet Ayurveda have pure extract of herbs and give magnificent results. The formulations are in the form of liquids, tablets, capsules, jams and powders. These can be given to humans of any age group. In case of vasculitic Neuropathy the following preparations are offered by Planet Ayurveda


  1. Boswellia Curcumin
  2. Arjuna Capsules
  3. Kaishore Guggul
  4. Gandhak Rasayan
  5. Manjishtha Capsules
  6. Chandraprabha Vati
  7. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
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Product Description


Boswellia curcumin is a patent formulation of Planet Ayurveda. This formulation has only two ingredients : shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and haridra (Curcuma longa). These two have a very amazing effect in managing the pain present in this situation. Boswellia curcumin also has very great effects in the anulomana of vata dosha.these two herbs are known for their countless properties and enhances the process of healing as well. Haridra in this formulation also helps in eliminating toxins from the body and also has its effect on enhancing digestion. The formulation works fantastically in this situation and gives desirable results

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.


The arjun capsules are prepared with the standardised extract of Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) herb. The formulation helps in clearing out the circulation and also helps in pacification of pitta dosha in this case. Moreover, arjuna as a herb has many properties like it supports healthy circulation, eliminates blockage from the vessels, and strengthens the entire nerve system in the body. As it pacifies pitta dosha, that’s why it successfully manages the burning sensation in vasculitic neuropathy. The extract of arjuna is enclosed inside a vegetarian capsule shell. The formulation is totally herbal and eliminates endotoxins from the body as well.

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.


Kaishore guggul is a classical ayurvedic formulation that has many ingredients. All of the ingredients in this formulation are well known herbs in Ayurvedic texts. As the name suggests the formulation has guggul (Commiphora mukul) along with Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) , Vidang (Embelia ribes), Nisoth (Operculina Turpethum), Triphala (Terminelia chebula, Terminalia bellerica and Emblica officinalis) and some other herbs as its ingredients. The formulation works in reducing inflammation due to the presence of guggul and also helps in pain. In addition this classical formulation also works best for the pacification of vata dosha and enhances the process of blood vessel healing.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.


Gandhak rasayan is also a classical preparation which is recommended in vasculitic neuropathy. The famous formulation has gandhak or shuddh parad or purified sulphur as its ingredient. The gandhak rasayan is known to give a deeper effect on dhatus and also helps in elimination of rogas from their roots. This condition appears after the accumulation of ama dosha in the body, hence this formulation ensures that there should not be further accumulation of endotoxins in the body. In addition, gandhak rasayan is known to maintain the lustre of the body. It is known to clear up the srotas or microchannel in the body, thus free flow of doshas and other bodily fluids.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.


Manjishtha capsules are a single herbal formulation prepared using the standardised extract of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) only. Manjistha is known to detoxify the circulation and also help in the pacification of pitta dosha. The formulation is known to dissolve any type of obstruction in the blood flow and thus results in avoiding the stagnation of blood. The capsules have rich nutritive value as well. Along with pitta dosha, the formulation is known to enhance the vata dosha as well. Basically, it is one of the most potent blood purifiers. The herbal capsules also beras anti cancerous properties.

Dosage: One capsule twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.


Chandraprabha vati is also a classical formulation which has ingredients like guggul resin (Commiphora mukul), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Vidanga (Embelia ribes) and few other efficient herbs. In case of diabetes induced vasculitic neuropathy the chandraprabha vati is of great importance. This formulation has very great results in anulomana of vata dosha and also helps in lowering the accelerated sugar levels in the body. Moreover, this formulation also has its effect on various metabolic syndromes as well. Chandraprabha vati has healing properties as well. It detoxifies the body and has efficiency to reduce microorganism invasion in the body.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.


Vrihat vatchintamani ras is one of the most famous formulations in Ayurvedic texts. This formulation is an exclusive combination of a calx of minerals that help in anulomana of vata dosha. The vrihat vatchintamani ras has ingredients like Swarna Bhasma (calx of gold), Rajata Bhasma (calx of silver), Abhrak Bhasma (calx of mica), Loha Bhasma (calx of iron), Pravala Bhasma (calx of coral), Mukta Bhasma (calx of pearl) and Suta Bhasma (calx of a compound of purified mercury and sulphur). As the formulation is known to pacify vata dosha, it thus helps in reducing pain and tingling sensation in the periphery. All over due to the presence of minerals, the formulation has a strengthening effect and also helps in nourishment of the body. It helps in nourishing the nerves as well.

Dosage: One tablet twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

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The conditions like vasculitic neuropathy are difficult to diagnose, especially when they are occurring alone. As mentioned before this condition can arise due to many conditions including the uncontrolled levels of blood glucose in the body. That is why one has to look after each and every aspect before intaking any medication that is being prescribed. Further, Ayurveda which is a science of life has ways to heal such problems. But obviously everything cannot happen keeping yourself in comfort. You have to make certain dietary changes, some lifestyle changes then only your body will respond well to all types of Ayurvedic formulations or Ayurvedic herbs. The formulations mentioned above are totally herbal and are free from any type of additives, fillers, dyes, flavour enhancers, binding agents, preservatives etc. All of the formulations give great results in keeping the dosha balanced and thus subsiding the ongoing symptoms. In case of any query kindly 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.