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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, February 16, 2019

What is the treatment of Anaplastic ependymoma as per Ayurveda?

Anaplastic Ependymoma, Herbal Remedies

Anaplastic ependymoma is a type of tumor which is formed when the cells in the brain and spinal cord (Central nervous system) starts to multiply rapidly in an abnormal manner. Anaplastic word is derived from the Greek word which means poor differentiation of the cells where the morphological characteristics of cells are lost. Ependymoma word is also used for the tumor. It can occur at any age and when it occurs in children then the most probable location is the brain (Intracranial). In adults, it is found to occur in the spinal cord. Signs and symptoms of anaplastic ependymoma depend upon the age of the person, location, and size of the tumor.


In Ayurveda tumor is known as Granthi, which is a Sanskrit word. According to Ayurveda, all the diseases are a result of an imbalance of doshas in the body, i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Dosha. Similarly, tumors are the result of aggravated Kapha Dosha. This Kapha dosha gets accumulated in the blood, muscles and fatty tissues where this dosha gives rise to a tumor, i.e. hard, round, elevated and nodular growth. Ayurveda classifies tumors into 9 types- Vataja granthi, Kaphaja granthi, Pittaj granthi, Mansa granthi, Rakta granthi, Asthi granthi, Vrana granthi, Meda granthi, and Sira granthi.


As discussed above the signs and symptoms depends upon the age of the patients, location, and size of the tumor. However, some of the common ones are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of concentration
  • Changes in thinking
  • Nystagmus, i.e. uncontrolled movement of the eyes
  • Increased head size in children due to the accumulation of fluid because of tumor, i.e. hydrocephalus.
  • Pain and stiffness in the neck
  • Loss of reflexes
  • Sensory changes


The genetic changes which cause abnormal and rapid growth of the cells of the nervous system are considered to be the reason behind anaplastic ependymoma. This result in the development of the tumor. These abnormal genetic changes are neither present in each and every cell of the body nor present from the birth. They are usually acquired during a person's lifetime and only in a single cell from which the tumor begins. This somatic mutation i.e. acquired genetic change results in rapid multiplication of the cells and passes the genetic change to each of the daughter cells which further multiplies resulting in a tumor. The exact cause of this tumor is not clear neither any of the environmental factors resulting in these changes.


Presence of this tumor is suspected by the doctor during medical history and the further doctor may advise the patient to go through MRI, CT scan and later on the diagnosis can be confirmed by biopsy.


In modern medicine, the one and only specific treatment available for this is surgery in which the tumor is removed to the possible extent. Even if the whole tumor is removed the patient have to go through the radiation therapy to minimize the chances of relapsing.


Planet Ayurveda offers 6 herbal remedies for the Ayurvedic treatment of this condition. All the remedies are prepared from authentic and natural herbs without adding any chemicals, preservatives, additives, and dye. These remedies are purely vegetarian and are not tested on animals. Herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda are prepared from herbs of best qualities. These herbs are collected together and made a pack named Crab Care Pack.


  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Curcumin Capsules
  3. Kanchnaar Guggul
  4. Tulsi Capsules
  5. Chanderprabha Vati
  6. Guggul Capsules

Crab Care Pack

herbal remedies for anaplastic ependymoma, ayurvedic treatment for anaplastic ependymoma

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

These are the single herb capsules prepared from standardized extracts of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha). Ashwagandha capsules are full of medicinal properties like anti-tumor, antioxidant, immune modulator and rejuvenating. All these properties help to treat anaplastic ependymoma. It also acts as a nervine tonic and improves the nerve response. These capsules help to treat tumor along with preventing their relapse.

DOSAGE: Take 2 capsules two times a day after 30 mins of the meals with plain water.

2. Curcumin Capsules

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is used in a standardized extract form to prepare these capsules. Curcumin capsules are known for its anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory properties which ultimately helps in resolving the tumor. It removes free radicals from the body and enhances the body's ability to fight against the tumor.

DOSAGE: Take 2 capsules two times a day after 30 mins of the meals with plain water.

3. Kachnaar Guggul

These herbal tablets are an herbal combination of various herbs like Kachnaar (Bauhinia variegata), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper longum), shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Varun (Crataeva nurvala) etc. All these herbs are medicinally potent and helps to treat various diseases including anaplastic ependymoma. It treats the inflammation, clear the blockages in blood vessels and resolves the tumor effectively.

DOSAGE: Take 2 tablets three times a day after 30 mins of the meals with plain water.

4. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is known for its medicinal properties since ancient times and these capsules are prepared from a standardized extract of this herb. Tulsi capsules enhances the immunity, prevents formation or accumulation of carcinogens, eliminates free radicals from the body etc. All these qualities contribute to the treatment of anaplastic ependymoma.

DOSAGE: Take 2 capsules two times a day after 30 mins of the meals with plain water.

5. Guggul Capsules

These herbal capsules are prepared from standardized extracts of pure Guggul (Commiphora wightii). Guggul capsules have the potential of treating various health ailments like Cancers, tumors, lymphomas, gland obstructions, cysts etc. These capsules improve the immunity, revitalizes and rejuvenates the body cells, controls the cholesterol level, prevent cardiovascular diseases and many more.

DOSAGE: Take 2 capsules two times a day after 30 mins of the meals with plain water.

6. Chanderprabha Vati

These tablets are an herbal blend of various amazing herbs like Asphaltum (Shilajit), Commiphora mukul (Guggul), Cinnamomum camphora (Karpoor), Acorus calamus (Vacha), Cyprus rotundus (Mustak) etc. Chanderprabha vati is one of the most potent stress buster and adaptogen. These tablets help in detoxification of the body which ultimately prevents and treats the anaplastic ependymoma.

DOSAGE: Take 2 tablets two times a day after 30 mins of the meals with plain water.


  1. Garlic- It is a very common herb found commonly in kitchens and used in almost all the dishes. Regular consumption of garlic help in the prevention and treatment of tumor due to the presence of organo sulphur compounds found in it.
  2. Cayenne Pepper- Usually people use as it as a spice but it also has amazing antioxidant properties which help in eliminating the free radicals and prevent the tumor.
  3. Turmeric- This herb is unavoidable in almost all the health ailments due to its rich medicinal properties. Daily consuming one teaspoon of turmeric. Some of its medicinal properties are: anti-inflammatory, immunity booster, support liver and most importantly increases the number of tumor-fighting cells.
  4. Wheatgrass- Daily consumption of wheatgrass juice works miraculously for tumor and cancer patients. It also kicks away the side effects of tumor or cancer treatment. Wheatgrass helps to increase the oxygen level in the cells, purifies the blood and repair the body to fight against the disease.


  • Avoid the intake of white flour or bakery products in any form.
  • Strictly abstain yourself from vinegar, tobacco, and liquor.
  • Do not take deep fried food.
  • Take dinner by 7 pm. Do not delay it for long.
  • Do not take raw food or salad.
  • Avoid or minimize the intake of sugar in any form i.e. white or brown.
  • Go for fasting once a week.
  • Eat lots of vegetables, fruits, and entire grains.
  • Panchkarma is a good choice for the treatment of tumor or cancer.
  • Avoid strictly high fats food diet.
  • Do not take packaged and processed food.
  • Have a good quality sleep.

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