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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Herbal Treatment for Sjogren Syndrome - An Autoimmune Disease

Sjögren's syndrome, herbal treatment, causes, symptoms, dry eyes, dry mouth

Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that involves inflammation of salivary and tear glands resulting in decreased production of tears and saliva, leading to dry eyes and dry mouth. It can occur at any age, most people are older than 40 and more often affected patients are females.

SJOGREN'S SYNDROME CAN BE CLASSIFIED AS PRIMARY OR SECONDARY

Primary Sjogren's Syndrome - This condition develops by itself, not as a consequence of another condition and is more aggressive.

Secondary Sjogren's Syndrome - This condition develops as a result with another condition, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

CAUSES OF SJOGREN SYNDROME

Sjogren's syndrome's reason for occurrence is not exactly known, but is considered as an autoimmune disorder that means the immune system wrongly attacks body's own cells and tissues.

Factors triggering the condition could be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Sjogren's syndrome can be linked with other autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.

According to Ayurveda, the cause of autoimmune disorders is the instabilities in the three vital factors in the body called VATA, PITTA AND KAPHA.

SYMPTOMS OF SJOGREN SYNDROME

The two main symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome appear due to inflammation of salivary glands and lacrimal glands that are manifested by dry mouth and dry eyes respectively.

Symptoms related to dry mouth includes:

  • Tooth decay and gum disease
  • Constant dry cough
  • Difficulty in speaking and swallowing
  • Hoarseness in voice
  • Recurrent fungal infections in the mouth (oral thrush), characterized by coated or white tongue

Symptoms related to dry eyes includes:

  • Feeling itching or burning sensation in eyes.
  • Tiredness in eyes or gritty sensation.
  • Irritated and swollen eyelids
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Mucoid discharge from eyes

Other Sjogren's syndrome symptoms experienced by sufferers are:

  • Joint pain, swelling and stiffness
  • Skin rashes or dry skin
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Prolonged fatigue

HERBAL REMEDY FOR SJOGREN SYNDROME

Herbal remedy for Sjogren's syndrome is intended to control the symptoms and relieve the disease.

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules act as a potential herbal remedy for Sjogren Syndrome as it lessen the intensity of the symptoms of this disease. It also aids to relieve the patients from discomfort. It reduces fatigue, stress etc. Ashwagandha has ability to strengthen immune system and its anti-inflammatory action is also very intense. It provides relief from numbness and burning sensation

Herb Used: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.

2. Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit Capsules available in Planet Ayurveda are formed by using purified standardized extract of Himalayan Shilajit which acts as a potent natural remedy for Sjogren's syndrome. It works as an effective supplement to enhance immunity along with having an anti-inflammatory effect. It is able to combat weakness, fatigue, tiredness in the affected person.

Dosage: 1 -2 Capsules, twice daily, with plain water or milk after meals.

3. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

Boswellia-Curcumin capsules manufactured by Planet Ayurveda are beneficial in combating the symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome, acting as one of the most efficient herbal remedies for it. It is formed by the blend of anti-inflammatory herbs Shalaki and Curcumin (an active ingredient of turmeric) which provides comprehensive immune support.

Shalaki (Boswellia serrata): This herb is a tremendous natural remedy, comprising of boswellic acids, which provides an anti-inflammatory action.

Curcumin (Curcuma Longa): Curcumin is enriched with anti-inflammatory actions along with anti-oxidant properties.

Dosage: 1-2 cap. Twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Cap. Green Essentials

Green Essential capsules of Planet Ayurveda are filled with vitamin B complex, other vitamins and minerals, iron which effective in tissue repair and blood formation. It is prepared with the amalgamation of medicinal herbs which along with other herbal medicines act as a potential herbal remedy for Sjogren's Syndrome, providing relief from the symptoms.

  1. Grape Seed (Vitis vinifera): Grapes are filled with vitamin C, which boost the whole immune system and is also rich in antioxidants that eliminates toxins out from the blood and liver.
  2. Wheat Grass (Triticulum aestivum): Wheat grass is helpful in removing toxins from the blood and liver.
  3. Spirulina (Spirulina platensis): This is known as a Super food and has anti-inflammatory properties and are also loaded with vitamins and nutrients which effectively boost immunity of the body.
  4. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa): Alfalfa is known to enhance the energy levels and is also an efficient immunity booster.
  5. Green Tea (Camellia sinensis): Green tea encompasses antioxidant known as polyphenols having ability to fight against free radicals and strengthen the immune system.
  6. Amla (Emblica Officinalis): Amalaki or Amla is a vast source of vitamin C which is a potent antioxidant and even enhances immunity power and fights against infections.
  7. Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris): Chlorella is variety of algae that nurtures in fresh water. A very intense immunity booster and even enriched source of protein, fat, fiber, carbohydrate and minerals.

Dosage: 1-2 cap. Twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Youth Restora

Youth Restora is an herbal ayurvedic preparation by Planet Ayurveda that improves metabolism and remove free radicals from the body.

Herbs Used:

  1. Bhumi amla – Phyllanthus niruri
  2. Grape seeds – Vitis vinifera
  3. Green tea – Camellia sinensis
  4. Cow colostrum – Bovine colostrums

It is a blend of useful herbs including anti-oxidants. It acts to improve natural immunity.

Dosage: 1-2 cap. Twice daily with plain water after meals.

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

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