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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment of Pilocytic Astrocytoma - Causes, Sumptoms & Herbal Remedies


pilocytic astrocytoma

Pilocytic astrocytoma is a rare kind of brain tumor which generally affects children and young adults aged below 20 years. The slow-growing tumor typically occurs in the ‘cerebellum’ part of the brain. However, it can also occur close to the brainstem, in the cerebrum, in the hypothalamic region of the brain, or close to the optic nerve.

Pilocytic astrocytoma is a fluid-filled (cystic) tumor which originates from the brain’s star-shaped cells known as astrocytes. These cells are glial cells, which offer protection to, and facilitate the sustenance of, brain cells called neurons.

Pilocytic astrocytoma is mostly considered to be a benign tumor -- that is, the tumor does not spread to areas other than where it occurs -- which can equally affect boys as well as girls. This tumor is known by some other names such as Juvenile Pilocytic astrocytoma, Cystic Cerebellar astrocytoma and its variant, Juvenile Pilomyxoid astrocytoma.

The reason behind the occurrence of Pilocytic astrocytoma -- like other tumors originating from glial cells -- is believed to be an abnormal division of cells in the brain. Although brain tumors are generally not genetically inherited conditions, some particular kinds of Pilocytic astrocytoma, including Optic gliomas, are linked to a genetic disorder which is called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).


The symptoms of Pilocytic astrocytoma are mostly associated with increased intracranial pressure -- or increased pressure in the brain -- in affected children or young adults. The common symptoms of the tumor, dependent on the location and size of the neoplasm, are:

  • Headaches which usually get worse in the morning
  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Torticollis (tilt neck or wry neck)
  • Weakness or clumsiness
  • Vision problems (if tumor presses on the optic nerve)
  • Changes in mood or personality.

In case the tumor occurs in the hypothalamus or pituitary gland, it can have an impact on the growth and physique of the affected individuals. In addition, such a tumor can also result in behavioural and hormonal changes in the sufferers, along with leading to improper weight gain or weight loss. The tumor can also cause premature puberty.


Generally, the treatment of Pilocytic astrocytoma involves the surgical removal of the tumor, even though total resection is mostly not possible. Surgery can enable the functional survival of the patients for several years. However, in cases in which surgery cannot be performed, doctors usually recommend chemotherapy or radiation to the patients.

For the safe and natural management of Pilocytic astrocytoma, renowned Ayurveda experts at Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company have prepared a number of herbal products. These products, prepared from pure and natural herbs, are:

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

The standardized extract of the ‘Ashwagandha’ herb (Withania somniferum) is used for preparing these capsules. The potent herb is well-known for its immense medicinal value and anti-inflammatory properties.

The patients of Pilocytic astrocytoma can benefit from the use of these capsules because of their ability to improve brain function, support nerve functions, boost heart health, reduce metabolic imbalances, strengthen the muscles, manage inflammation, enhance overall mental health, and balance the Vata and Pitta doshas of the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

2. Brahmi Capsules

These capsules are a remarkable health tonic and memory-enhancing product, prepared from standardized extracts of ‘Brahmi’ herb (Bacopa Monneiri). The herb is widely used in Ayurvedic formulations because of its immense therapeutic value.

The use of Brahmi capsules is beneficial for the patients of Pilocytic astrocytoma because the capsules can promote mental health, treat inflammatory conditions, strengthen the immune system, regulate blood pressure, reduce stress/anxiety, and remove free radicals from the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

3. Gotukola Capsules

The preparation of these capsules involves the use of pure and standardized extracts of the ‘Gotukola’ herb (Centella asiatica). The herb is widely known for its proven ability to promote overall health of the body.

These capsules can benefit the patients of Pilocytic astrocytoma because they can help in maintaining brain health, supporting healthy blood circulation in the body, improving memory, maintaining a healthy metabolic rate, pacifying the Pitta dosha and balancing the body’s three psychic energies --- Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.

Dosage: 2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

4. Kanchnaar Guggul Tablets

A combination of some potent herbs is used for the preparation of these tablets which are beneficial in managing a number of health conditions. The herbs which are combined to prepare these tablets include: Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegate), Guggulu Resin (Commiphora mukul), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum) and Varuna (Crataeva nurvala).

The use of these tablets can be beneficial in managing Pilocytic astrocytoma because of their proven ability to manage different types of Cancers/Tumors, Lipoma (tumors which consist of fatty tissue), Liver cysts, Hypothyroidism, Obesity, Polycystic kidney disease, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Fistula, and Skin disorders.

Dosage: 2 tablets with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

5. Yogendra Ras Tablets

These tablets are considered to be a classical Ayurveda formulation which is prepared from a number of beneficial herbal and mineral ingredients that are known specifically for their ability to treat neuro-muscular conditions. These ingredients include: Parada (Purified and processed Mercury), Gandhaka (Purified and processed Sulphur), Loha bhasma (Iron bhasma), Swarna bhasma (Gold bhasma), Vnaga bhasma (Bhasma of tin), Abhraka bhasma (Purified and processed Silica) and Shuddha Mukta (Purified and processed pearl).

Patients suffering from Pilocytic astrocytoma are recommended the use of these tablets because of their ability to strengthen nerves and muscles, maintain the balance of Vata and Pitta in the body, strengthen the heart, and treat diabetes, fistula, piles, epilepsy and psychotic conditions. These tablets basically perform the work of a catalyst when taken with other medications.

Dosage: 1 tablet to be chewed with milk, once or twice a day.


Planet Ayurveda's herbal products are completely safe to use for effectively managing Pilocytic astrocytoma. These products are 100% vegetarian formulations, and do not contain any chemicals, preservatives, yeast, starch, artificial colours, binders, fillers or additives.

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