23 Sep 2015
September 23, 2015

Ayurvedic treatment for Pulmonary Hypertension


Pulmonary Hypertension Ayurvedic TreatmentPulmonary Hypertension is an abnormal elevation in pulmonary artery pressure. Pulmonary artery sends impure blood from the right heart to the lungs for purification. Pure blood from the lungs is then sent to the left heart through the pulmonary vein. From here blood reaches all parts of the body.


Pulmonary artery pressure will rise in the following conditions:

  • If the blood flowing through the pulmonary artery meets resistance in the lungs due to lung parenchyma diseases like Interstitial lung disease, Sarcoidosis etc. These diseases destroy the lung parenchyma as well as the blood vessels. So the right heart responds to this resistance by increasing pressure as necessary to preserve the output of the heart.
  •  If the blood flowing through the pulmonary vein meets resistance at the left heart. This can be due to coronary artery disease, mitral valve disease  and other causes of decrease in left heart compliance like age, diabetes etc.

Most common symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension are dyspnoea (feeling out of breath ) on exertion , chest pain, fatigue, syncope and peripheral edema etc.

Resistance to the flow can be related to an increase in ill formed Kapha dosha. As lungs are the seat of Kapha  hence it can be stated that Kapha  has increased in its own seat. It takes longer to cure an increase of a dosha in its own seat.

The reason for an increase in Kapha is low Agni (fire) at the level of Rasa dhatu (first tissue). Low agni gives rise to lung diseases, makes the blood heavy, concentrated and obstructs the circulation. The obstruction caused by ill formed Kapha gives rise to an increase in Vata. Increased Vata results in hypertension.

Low Agni is caused by a multitude of factors related to wrong lifestyle and diet like consuming incompatible foods, excessive sleeping, lack of exercise etc.

The aim of the treatment will be to increase Agni thereby removing obstruction and relieving tension.

Herbs having pungent, sour tastes along with hot property are mainly used. According  to Ayurveda the lungs derive their origin from the mother (matritva bhav).  So we cannot use too hot herbs. We sometimes triturate hot herbs with cooling herbs to achieve the desired results.

The herbs used will be Punarnava, Amalaki, Kuth etc.  Right herbs will be chosen according to the disease status and body constitution. The patient will have to avoid curd and vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower etc.  among other things.  Excessive exertion is also to be avoided as it can aggravate the Vata.

We at HimVeda have been successfully treating pulmonary hypertension by addressing the causative problem in the lungs or in the heart  with medicines prepared in our center along with diet and lifestyle changes.

23 Responses to Ayurvedic treatment for Pulmonary Hypertension
  1. I am suffering from sarcoidosis for last four years and l b so also

  2. I Akash Sharma suffering primary pulmonary Artries Hypertation. I need to know ayurvedic treatment for the same

  3. My mother is suffering from pulmonary hypertension since 2yr
    any cure in ayurveda
    please advice

  4. My wife is suffering from pulmonary hypertension please advise ayurvedic treatment thanks

  5. I m.having PAH, female. Age 35. Pls help in curing it the ayurvedic way.

  6. my mother is PAH and her age is 49

  7. Hi I ABHAY 35 yrs suffering from ph last 5 yrs is their any treatment for cure the ph

  8. I am suffering from severe PAH. Kindly tell me about ayurvedic treatment.

  9. Please let me know the treatment for pulmonary hypertension

  10. i m suffering fron pph ,tell me about ayurvedic treatment


  12. I am looking for this treatment. Thanks for share it in himachalayurveda.com. you have a nice blog .

  13. My wife is suffering from Pulmonary Hypertension. Please suggest any treatment in Ayurveda

  14. My baby is 5 years old she is suffering wit PAH

  15. My brother is suffering from severe pulmonary hypertension pl. suggest treatment

  16. My mother aged 55 suffer from pulmonary hypertension. In 2d eco, the PH was 56mmhg,

    Plz. suggest best treatment for PH

  17. My father is suffering from copd with pulmonary artery hypertension please suggest some ayurvedic treatment

  18. My mother is suffering from high pressure in pulmonary artery. Is there any treatment in ayurvedic ? Please suggest

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