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Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in Adults- Treatment In Ayurveda

Posted on the 09 June 2023 by Dr Vikram Chauhan @Planetayurveda9


The immune system is a defense system or supportive system of our body that protects and strengthens the body. However, some diseases hamper the immune system and either suppress or over-active its working, which is harmful in both ways for the body. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a disease of the immune system that occurs due to its over-activation. This could be a life-threatening condition in infants, children, and adults of all ages. In this article, we shall know about the causes of the hyperactivation of the immune system in adults and the list of abnormal symptoms it causes. Also, we shall discuss ayurvedic remedies to manage this condition safely.

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in Adults- Treatment In Ayurveda


Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a disease of the immune system in which certain white blood cells attack the body's organs and damage them. There are two types of Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

  • Acquired Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  • Familial Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

Familial HLH is caused due to inherited genes from the parents in your body, while acquired HLH is caused due to many causes and infections listed below. The survival rate for Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is 30-50% only. There is no way to prevent the occurrence of Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in genetic-based diseases. The condition can be improved by various methods.

Ayurvedic Aspect

In Ayurveda, immunity and the immune system are held responsible for maintaining proper defense mechanisms against infections and are named 'Oja'. Oja kshay can be fatal and cause complete loss and shatter down of body strength and disease-fighting properties. Oja kshay can be due to some genetic causes that occur from birth due to the wrong lifestyle of the mother during the pregnancy or can occur anytime after the birth due to adaptation of the wrong lifestyle by the person itself. In both cases, immunity is hampered. Various Oja strengthening remedies and medicines are explained in the ancient Ayurvedic texts that are used in this era to restore the immunity and strength of the body.


The causes of Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis are

  • Inherited
  • Viral infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Side effects of Immunosuppressive medicines
  • Weak immune system
  • Associated with many diseases like- cancer


The symptoms of Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis are


The diagnosis for Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis includes

  • Spinal tap-like physical examination
  • Blood tests to detect infectious agents
  • Complete blood count
  • Blood culture
  • Genetic testing
  • Bone marrow biopsy


The treatment of Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis includes

  • Symptomatic treatment
  • Steroids
  • Antibiotics
  • Antivirals
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Immunotherapy

Herbal remedies by planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

Planet Ayurveda offers Ayurvedic remedies and treatments for the improvement of general body health. It prepares its medicines in a pharmacy that is completely natural and does not contain any added preservatives in them. The medicines are 100% vegetarian and go through potency testing before their release into the market. Medicines recommended by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis are

Product List

  1. Kanchnaar Guggul
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Immune Booster
  4. Giloy Ghan Vati
  5. LIV Support
  6. Gandhak Rasayan
  7. Telomere Boostup
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in Adults- Treatment In Ayurveda
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in Adults- Treatment In Ayurveda

1. Kanchnaar Guggul

This herbal preparation contains extracts of beneficial herbs- Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata), guggul (Commiphora mukul), etc. These tablets balance the tridoshas in the body and relieve abnormal symptoms of the ailment. They detoxify the body and help the body to revitalize. They help to treat enlarged spleen, enlarged lymph nodes, and other swellings in the body. These properties make it an effective Ayurvedic medicine.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

These ayurvedic capsules contain multipurpose herbs that act as supplements and medicine accordingly for particular ailments. They are used to cure painful situations, allergic conditions, and many diseases. These capsules are widely used due to their long-lasting and permanent medicinal effects. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties. These herbs have an efficiency similar to corticosteroids in a natural way. They have the same effects and potency as steroids but without any side effects.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily.

3. Immune Booster

The immune booster health supplement offered by Planet Ayurveda helps to boost the immunity of the person. It builds the immunity wall quickly and strengthens the body to deal with maximum infectious diseases. It contains herbs such as Grape seed (Vitis vinifera), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Cow colostrums (Bovine colostrums), etc. These capsules support every function from digestion to the elimination of toxins to cleansing the body. These capsules will enhance the immune system and will prevent recurrent infections like cough, cold, asthma, liver disease, inflammations, jaundice, etc.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule two times daily.

4. Giloy Ghan Vati

Giloy is a very popular ayurvedic herb due to its antiviral, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic properties that can cure deadly infectious diseases very efficiently like corona. Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) is used to prepare these tablets that contain extracts of giloy plant. Leaves, roots, bark, stems, and flowers, are used differently in many diseases to cure them. It acts as a rasayan for the human body suffering from any disease and protects it against many infections and complications. Using these tablets in Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis will ease many abnormal symptoms.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets of giloy twice a day.

5. LIV Support

These capsules contain herbal extracts of the following herbs- Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Kasani (Cichorium intybus), and Saral (Pinus roxburghii). As the name clears these capsules are used to support liver functions. The herbs used in these capsules are very efficient in maintaining a healthy liver as described in ancient texts. In Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, these capsules help to ease the symptoms of enlarged liver, enlarged spleen, jaundice, weight loss, etc, and strengthen the liver and whole biliary system.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily.

6. Gandhak Rasayan

Purified Gandhak (Sulphur) is used to prepare these herbal tablets that have many anti-disease properties. This is a single all-rounder medicine used to treat maximum body ailments including respiratory ailments, digestive ailments, allergic reactions, urinary tract ailments, skin ailments, etc. The Gandhak balances Vata dosha aggravation and pacifies aggravated doshas that will ultimately relieve the body from many diseases symptoms.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily.

7. Telomere Boostup

These boost-up capsules boost the immunity and overall health of the human. They are 100% natural and contain an herbal mixture of Amla (Emblica officinalis), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Moringa (Commiphora wightii), etc. Along with immunity-enhancing properties these capsules act as rasayan and vajikarana that strengthen the body from all aspects.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily.


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