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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

by Dr Vaid Ji on Apr 08, 2024

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura


Platelets are one of the components of the blood. Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which the platelet count in the blood is lower than the normal value. Platelets play a key role in blood clotting and are needed to heal the wounds and stop bleeding. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura is an autoimmune disorder of the blood in which the body self- destroys the platelets causing a deficiency.

Types of ITP

  • Acute Thrombocytopenic Purpura: It is the most common type of ITP. It occurs mostly in children of the age group 2-6 years
  • Chronic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Adults suffer from chronic ITP more often than children but it also affects adolescents.

Causes of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic Purpura

  • Genetic, from parents to child
  • Insufficient no of platelets produced by bone marrow
  • Retention of a considerable amount of platelets by the spleen
  • ITP affects women more than men
  • In children this disease follows a viral infection
  • The bone marrow does produce platelets in sufficient numbers, but it is either used up or destroyed by the body
  • Medications
  • Infection like HIV, Hepatitis C or Chicken pox may lead to severe damage of immune system and may leal to conditions like ITP
  • Pregnancy

Sign and symptoms of ITP

  • Nose bleeding
  • Blood in stools and urine
  • Bleeding from gums
  • Bone pain
  • Lump under the skin
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Purplish areas or red spots on the skin surface, indicating bleeding under the skin
  • Wounds that continue to bleed for long

Diagnosis of idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

  • Blood smear
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Bone marrow test

Ayurvedic view of ITP

According to Ayurveda, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpur can be correlated to Raktapitta, As in ITP bleeding occurs from different parts of the body. In ITP patients, the main cause is the increase in Pitta dosha due to excessive consumption of Ushna, Tikta, and Amla Rasa. The vitiated Pitta dosha causes Raktapitta.

Ayurveda treats it with herbal medicines and Panchakarma therapies to cleanse the body of toxins, improve blood circulation, boost energy levels, and promote overall health & wellbeing.

Ayurvedic herbs for ITP

  • Ashwagandha
  • Giloy
  • Arjuna
  • Papaya leaves
  • Durva
  • Haridra
  • Sariba
  • Manjistha
  • Bhumi Amalaki

Dietary & Lifestyle guidelines

  • Avoid the intake of hot and spicy food
  • Dairy products such as curd, buttermilk and milk products should be avoided.
  • Sour fruits such as oranges, lemon, and sweet line should not be consumed
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol
  • Avoid stress
  • Do yoga and medication
  • Avoid warm temperature
  • Avoid being under sunlight for long duration
  • Light and easily digestible food should be preferred
  • Avoid taking hot water bathing
  • Vegetables such as bottle gourd, pumpkin, radish and carrot should be taken
  • Drink pomegranate juice daily
  • Avoid excessive salt
  • Drink wheatgrass and aloevera juice

ITP management according to Chandigarh Ayurveda Centre


S. No.




Noni Capsules

60 Capsules


Detox Premium Powder

60 Packets


Giloy Capsules

60 Capsules


Nerve Up Tablets

60 Tablets


Platfer Tablets

60 Tablets


Stop Bleeding Tablets

60 Tablets

  1. Noni Capsules

Noni capsules have been used for thousands of years to help in treating a variety of health problems such as high blood pressure, inflammation, parasitic, viral and bacterial infections. It contains fruit of a Polynesian plant that’s commonly called the Indian Mulberry, Morinda Citrifoliua. The capsules reduce the small red bumps on your skin, excessive fatigue and Useful for preventing free radicals damage of platelets.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.

  1. Stop Bleeding Tablets

CAC stop bleeding tablet is a pure herbal formulation that acts as an anticoagulant in nature. it helps to stop or reduce heavy bleeding. when there is bleeding, the body forms clots to stop the bleeding. in some of these clots leads to bleeding after breakage. therefore stop bleeding tablet helps in stopping the clots from breaking and thus reduce the excessive unwanted bleeding. these tablets have anti-inflammatory, pain killer, anticoagulant properties. It also pacifies pitta doshas and helps in detoxification of rakta dhatu (blood tissue).

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

  1. Detox Premium Powder

The powder contains a mixture of natural and pure herbs which plays a major role in the treatment of ITP. The mixture contains – Gandhak rasayan, Akik pishti, Jahar mohra, Moti pishti. This combination has Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Broad Spectrum Antibiotic, Anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps in strengthening the immune system, reduces oxidative damage, and they are rich in minerals, vitamins and other essential elements which helps in tissue repair and healthy blood formation in the body.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.

  1. Giloy Capsules

Giloy Capsules are herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. Giloy has been used in ayurvedic medicine since ages. It is also known as AMRITA  which  translates to root of immortality because of its abundant medicinal properties. It can be used in the form of capsules, juice and powder. But CAC capsules are highly effiecient as they contain required amount of Giloy in them and are 100% natural and safe. It is one of the best Rasayan of ayurveda that help Rejuvinate your body in all aspects.

Recommended Dosage -Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.

  1. Platfer Tablet

These are herbal combination prepared from herbs like Papaya (Carica papaya) & Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) that in combination increases the platelet counts naturally. It provides good & effective results for patients. It increases the physical and mental strength of a person and builds up immunity.

Recommended Dosage –Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

  1. Nerve up Tablet

Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas. It reduces kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet,  praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. This tablet helps in the symptoms related to ITP.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.