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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Treatment of Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

Glanzmann's thrombasthenia is a rare disorder which occurs due to inherited abnormally mutated genes. This bleeding disorder is presented by impairment in the function of the platelets that are responsible for clotting of blood. In this article we will discuss about the signs and symptoms, causes, diagnostic tests and herbal treatment through herbal formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda.

Glanzamann’s thrombasthenia


Platelets are the type of blood cells that helps in clotting of blood at the site of injury. Whenever there occurs a injury to any blood vessel and blood start to ooze out these sticky, small cells rush to the site and stick together to clog the injured site to prevent further bleeding. There are many glycoproteins at the surface of the platelets that help in their function. If any of these glycoprotein goes missing from the platelet's surface than the blood clotting do not occur effectively as the stable fibrin clot is not created. Glanzmann's thrombasthenia is also one of these bleeding disorder where the platelets do not function properly. In this disorder, the glycoprotein is missing from the surface of the platelets which is responsible for the sticking together of the platelets through fibrinogen. Hence, platelets cannot make a plug by sticking together. Patients suffering from Glanzmann's thrombasthenia suffer from abnormal bleeding which can be severe. If this disorder is left untreated the hemorrhage can lead to life threatening situation.


Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia is characterized by the easy bruising tendency and bleeding abnormally. This symptom can be seen just after the birth or may be after short span of time. The abnormal or excessive bleeding is usually seen after any surgical procedure performed in that particular patient suffering from this syndrome. Some of the other signs and symptoms that are seen are:

  • Easy bruising
  • Nose bleed or epistaxis
  • Gums bleeding
  • Bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract intermittently
  • Red or purple spots on skin due to bleeding from small blood vessels under the skin
  • Heavy menstrual flow in women
  • Abnormal excessive bleeding after injury or surgery
  • Too much bleeding after giving birth to the child

There are some symptoms which can be seen in patients rarely with Glanzmann's thrombasthenia

  • Bleeding in the head leading to headache, dizziness, pain in neck or unconsciousness
  • Bleeding in the joints
  • Bleeding the GIT causing black stool color, vomiting consist of blood

Glanzmann's thrombasthenia can be differentiated from other bleeding disorders like Hemophilia A and B as in the former there is more mucocutaneous bleeding while in later there tends to occur muscle or joint bleeding more commonly.


Glanzmann's thrombasthenia is an inherited bleeding disorder which occurs due to inheritance of a mutated gene in autosomal recessive pattern. It affects both males and female equally. Both the parents of such patients are carrier of a recessive abnormal gene that is transferred during fertilization and the child presents the syndrome with full flashed symptoms.


Initially on noticing the abnormal bleeding by the doctor, patient is advised to go for the tests determining the time of clotting, i.e. Prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time. These tests help to know the exact time the plasma of the person takes to clot. However these tests shows the increased time in person suffering from Glanzamann's thrombasthenia. Hence, patient is suggested to go for Platelet functional assay which shows the complete detail of platelets function and abnormalities present in it. At last the test used to confirm this syndrome is Flow cytometry.


Usually the patients suffering from Glanzmann's thrombasthenia is given platelet transfusion which is told to be carried throughout the life. This syndrome is generally treated symptomatically. As it is a inherited genetic disorder so cure to it is not possible, however the Ayurveda can help you out through this naturally. Ayurveda offers herbal medicines and methods that naturally help in managing the condition. In Ayurveda the disease occurs due to vitiation of the doshas and bringing back to balance can help in managing and treating the disease to certain extent in inherited diseases as well.


Planet Ayurveda is a well known name in the field of herbal pharmaceuticals. It offers various herbal formulations to treat different chronic and complex diseases and manage the inherited one as well. The medicines here are produced by finest and best quality of herbs and no chemicals, additives, dye or fillers are added in them which make them for efficacious. For Glanzmann's thrombasthenia also Planet Ayurveda offers certain group of herbal formulations that can help in managing the condition naturally and do not pose any harm to the body even if taken for long term.


  1. Punarnava Mandur
  2. Suvarna Basant Malti Ras
  3. Giloyghan Vati
  4. Spirulina Capsules
  5. Green Essentials
  6. Kumar Kalyan Ras
  7. Immune Booster Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Glanzmanns Thrombasthenia

Herbal Remedies for Glanzmanns Thrombasthenia


1. Punarnava Mandur

These polyherbal tablets helps in  treating anemia and other blood disorders. It is prepared from Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes) etc. Punarnava mandur tablets help in treating the bleeding disorders and also manage the healthy production of red blood cells.

DOSAGE: Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Suvarna Basant Malti Ras

These amazing medicinal and herbal tablets are prepared from Shuddh hingul (Cinnabar-HgS purified), Mukta bhasma (Pearl calcined), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Swarna bhasma (Gold calcined), and Kharpar bhasma (Zinc carbonate calcined). These therapeutic tablets help to treat the anemia, bleeding disorders and its associated complaints. It also helps to fight low vitality and helps in formation of healthy RBCs.

DOSAGE: Chew 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Giloyghan Vati

Giloyghan vati are the single herb tablets prepared from Giloy herb (Tinospora cordifolia) which is full of medicinal properties like antioxidant, anti inflammatory, anti pyretic, and immunity enhancer. Giloyghan vati helps in dealing with inflammation, enhances immunity, improves digestion, reduces anxiety and stress and balances the tridoshas.

DOSAGE: Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Spirulina Capsules

Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) amazing capsules are prepared from Spirulina which is a blue-green algae. Spirulina capsules are full of therapeutic properties and other healthy nutrients. It is a natural rich source of Vitamin B12 and that helps in formation of hemoglobin and healthy red blood cells.

DOSAGE: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

5. Green Essentials

Green essential are the multi herbal capsules prepared from Wheatgrass (Triticulum aestivum), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis), Green tea (Camellia sinensis) and Grape seed (Vitis vinifera). Green essential capsules are rich in vitamins and mineral which help in formation of healthy red blood cells. These properties of green essential capsules make it a herb of choice for Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia.

DOSAGE: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

6. Kumar Kalyan Ras

Kumar Kalyan Ras are mineral tablets prepared by using various herbs like - Kumari rasa (Aloe vera juice extract), Shuddha parada (Purified mercury), and Mukta bhasma (Bhasma (calx) of pearl). Kumar Kalyan ras enhances the immunity, prevents upper respiratory tract infections, helps in formation of red blood cells and increases hemoglobin.

DOSAGE: Chew 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water

7. Immune Booster Capsules

Immune booster capsules help in maintaining the overall health and is an excellent formulation for managing various health ailments. The main components of these capsules are Grape seed (Vitis vinifera), Cow colostrums, Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis). As the names suggest Immune booster capsules helps in enhancing immunity of a person and prevent infections and diseases.

DOSAGE: Take 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

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Glanzamann's thrombasthenia can be managed naturally and safely with the help of herbal combinations offered by Planet Ayurveda. It is a convenient and safe method to deal with inherited syndrome like this.

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