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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Herbal Remedies for Atrophic Pancreas


Atrophic pancreas is a disease which is kept under the category of non specific ailments. The condition is commonly observed in elderly individuals. Atrophy is a term which medically means partial or complete wasting of a specific part, organ or muscle of the body. In atrophy there is a gradual reduction in the size of cells, tissue and finally the associated organ. Atrophy is generally a physiological process of reabsorption and finally the breakdown of tissues including apoptosis. In case, if this atrophy is noticed to have association with any pathology then it is termed as pathological atrophy. In pancreatic atrophy or atrophic pancreas there is significant reduction in size and number of cells thus hampering the functioning of this article we will mainly discuss atrophic pancreas and it’s management using Ayurvedic preparations.

Atrophic Pancreas


Atrophic pancreas is defined as the irreversible degeneration of the pancreas. The disease is generally associated with chronic pancreatitis which involves inflammation of pancreas, mostly as the result of regular alcohol consumption. This condition is a long standing inflammation of the pancreas and hence alters the normal functioning of the pancreas. The inflammation can be acute or chronic. In chronic inflammation reversible changes in pancreatic parenchyma are observed and in chronic cases irreversible changes in pancreas are noticed. Thus, pancreatic inflammation can lead to permanent scarring and damage to organ tissue and hence results in shrinkage of the pancreas or pancreatic cells.


The usual cause of Atrophy is ischemia due to atherosclerosis of the pancreatic arteries. Under such circumstances, the parenchymal atrophy affects both the endocrine and the exocrine elements but is usually minimal and of little functioning significance. Most often, there is only an increase of Stromal connective tissue without obvious loss of pancreatic substance. The most common cause for this condition is regular alcohol consumption and other causes may include:

  • Chronic protein deficiency like in kwashiorkor or protein losing enteropathy
  • Obstruction in pancreatic ducts: In this form, the islets of langerhans are totally spared, but the exocrine glands undergo progressive disuse or pressure atrophy to the point of total disappearance
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pancreatic injuries
  • Gallstones
  • High lipid profile
  • Infections
  • Injury to pancreas
  • Congenital stenosis or atresia of ducts
  • Stenosis of ducts
  • Surgical ligature of ducts
  • Squamous metaplasia


The symptoms take time to appear in this case. At first you might have any symptoms but with time as the changes advances you might suffer from following symptoms:

  • Acute pain in abdomen (Lt. lumbar area usually)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Oil or smelly stools (Steatorrhea)
  • Imbalance insulin levels in body


The risk factors might include the patients having pancreatitis or have history of pancreatic inflammation. Moreover the same condition can take place in daibetic patients also. The person with family history of atrophy pancreas are also at risk for developing the same condition.


Certain tests are generally performed to confirm the diagnosis. The tests are as follows:

  1. Whole abdomen ultrasonography (USG)
  2. Computed tomography (CT- Scan)
  3. Magnetic imaging resonance (MRI)


In modern times, the treatment can be done using a wide range of antibiotics. Basically, the prime aim should be treatment of pancreatitis as prolonged pancreatic infection can lead to atrophy of pancreas. But, if the atrophy is due to any underlying cause then the treatment of cause is must.


Planet Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic firm which deals with the manufacturing of herbal formulations. These formulations are prepared using potent herbs who are really effective in managing many conditions. The formulations prepared by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers etc. These medications are too potent to manage many conditions and are very fruitful hence giving positive noticeable results. The medication or formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Atrophic pancreas is as follows:      

  1. Agnitundi Vati
  2. Yakrit Plihantak Churna
  3. Chandraprabha Vati
  4. Mahashankh Vati
  5. Curcumin Capsules

Herbal Remedies For Atrophic Pancreas

Herbal Remedies For Atrophic Pancreas


1. Agnitundi Vati

Agnitundi vati has many ingredients like Amla (Embelia officinalis), Harad (Terminelia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Maricha (Piper nigrum) and many others. This formulation is very potent for restoring intestinal digestion by stimulating digestive pitta and vata. It is really best for reducing colic pain which is generally the result of flatulence and constipation. Agnitundi vati is very effective in reviving the omal appetite.

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

2. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

This formulation contains potent herbs like Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Makoy (Solanum indicum), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) and others. This herbal formulation is very effective in relieving jaundice, liver damage, fatty liver and even liver cirrhosis. Yakrit plihantak churna has very great results in supporting and enhancing pancreatic functions. It enhances the secretion of pancreatic enzymes and maintains its health.

Dosage: 1/2 tsp twice a day with lukewarm water before meals.

3. Chandraprabha Vati

Chandraprabha vati has many useful ingredients like Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus) and many others. It is very much effective in reducing stress and fatigue. This is an absolute health tonic and also increases physical strength of the body by providing complete relaxation to the body metabolism. It also rejuvenates the body and adds a glow to it like the light of the moon.

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

4. Mahashankh Vati

It is the best herbal formula that helps in the enhancement of digestion and also relieves symptoms like bloating and indigestion. This formulation is also mentioned in classics and contains piper longum, Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti (Baliospermum montanum) and many more. This helps in naturally dealing with indigestion, loss of appetite, hyper acidity and other digestion related problems.

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

5. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin longa (Haridra) is having curcumin which is one of its most effective chemical constituents. Curcumin Capsules are manufactured using this chemical constituent. These capsules potent to prevent or subside any kind of infection. Curcumin also has anti-inflammatory properties and is very useful in dealing with the inflammatory condition of pancreas. It also has a very good effect as an antioxidant and bears analgesic properties.

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

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Atrophic pancreas is not a very common condition but when it occurs it usually follows a proper pattern which basically includes recurrent inflammation of pancreas. The condition is specifically common in adults and mostly with alcoholic tendencies. All of the above mentioned products are totally herbal and do not cause any kind of side effects. They do not have any added adulterants, preservatives, dies etc. In case of any query kindly visit

1 comment:

  1. She took Pitta Balance for electrolyte balancing and Sanjivani Vati for prevention of parasitic infections, to which her operation predisposed her.Thank you Dr. Vikram, for the planetayurveda products , now effective in the postoperatory treatment of pancreatic cancer. It is a great victory!