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by Dr Vaid Ji on Dec 22, 2023



Pancreatitis is a disease which is characterized by the inflammation of pancreas. It can be both acute and chronic. Acute pancreatitis occurs in a short period of time and resolves early. Chronic pancreatitis is a long term condition of pancreatitis. There occurs swelling in pancreas which leads to severe abdominal pain. The pain goes towards the back.

Pancreas is a gland which produces different types of secretions such as digestive juices and hormones. Digestive juices help in digestion of food whereas hormones help in maintaining blood glucose levels. It is a leaf like gland present behind the stomach.

The early stage of pancreatitis is easily curable but in severe cases, there occur life-threatening complications. With nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle, the symptoms of pancreatitis can be managed.


Pancreas is a composite gland which acts as both exocrine as well as endocrine gland. It produces digestive enzymes which help in digestion of food. Due to some abnormality when these enzymes get activated while present within the pancreas, this leads to irritation and inflammation of the pancreatic cells. Acute pancreatitis when occurs repeatedly leads to permanent damage of the pancreas. This causes chronic pancreatitis. Scar tissue forms inside the pancreas leading to loss of function.

Following are the several causes of pancreatitis:

  • High levels of triglycerides in blood
  • Presence of gall bladder stones
  • Any abdominal surgery
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Infection
  • Increased levels of calcium in blood
  • Abdominal injury
  • Being overweight
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Cancer of pancreas
  • Some medicines

Risk factors-

Some factors make a person more prone to pancreatitis. Following are the risk factors of pancreatitis:

  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Obesity
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Having a family history of pancreatitis

Signs and symptoms-

The common signs and symptoms of pancreatitis are:

  • Pain in upper part of abdomen
  • Abdominal pain radiating in back
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Tenderness in abdomen
  • Increased pulse
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Presence of fat in stools
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased rate of breathing
  • Indigestion
  • Light headedness


Pancreatitis can lead to some serious health complications:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Certain body infections
  • Kidney diseases
  • Malnutrition
  • Pseudo cyst
  • Cancer of pancreas

Management of Pancreatitis according to Ayurveda-

In Ayurveda pancreatitis mainly chronic can be correlated to Grahani roga. Pancreatitis treated on the basis of pittaja shotha or inflammation caused by increased pitta.

Treatment for pancreatitis –

Virechana is best treatment for pancreatitis

Herbs –

  • Haritaki
  • Amla
  • Shatavari
  • dashmoola
  • guduchi
  • ashwagandha

Yoga asana-

  • Virasana
  • Baddha konasana
  • Janu shirshsana


Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh Ayurved centre which are used for the management of pancreatitis:

1. Liver Care Syrup
Liver Care Syrup is a herbo-mineral Syrup which is purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Liver Care syrup helps in balancing Pitta dosha. This Syrup enhances regeneration of liver cells, promote functions of liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, Liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, hepatomegaly, and obstructive Jaundice. CAC Liver Care syrup contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki(Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. These herbs shows Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, Hepato-protective, properties. This syrup improves digestion, enhances appetite.
Recommended dosage:Take 1 tablespoon twice daily with normal water.


2. Kaishore Guggulu
Kaishore Guggulu is a herbo- mineral 650 MG tablet. CAC Kaishore Guggulu tablet helps in balancing Pitta dosha in our body. Kaishore guggulu is an ayurvedic guggul formulation used for raised uric acid, Blood purification, mild to severe attacks of Gouty arthritis, inflammatory diseases, Wounds, Indigestion, Constipation, Loss of appetite, Diabetic carbuncles etc. Kaishore guggulu contains pure herbal ingredients such as Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shuddha Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Shunthi (Zingiber Officinale), Kalimirch (Piper Nigrum), Pipali (Piper Longum), Vidanga (Embelia Ribes), Nisoth (Operculina Turpethum), Danti Mool (Baliospermum Montanum), Goghrita etc. These herbs helps in regulating metabolism, cleans out toxins from the body and boosts immunity.
Recommended dosage:Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.


3. Trikatu Tablet
Trikatu Tablet is a hebo-mineral tablet of 650 MG and is purely Ayurvedic formulation. CAC Trikatu Tablet helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties. This tablet is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body. The regular use of this tablet balances the thyroxine hormone and treats hyperthyroidism naturally. It is an Appetizer and it improves digestion, supports normal gastric function, and normal circulation.
Recommended dosage:Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.


4. Kanchnar Guggul
Kanchnar Guggul is an Ayurvedic and Herbal medicine. It is available in the form of a tablet and it is to be taken orally. They are processed by decreasing the decoction of vegetable substances to a thick density and after pouring some powders for creating a pill mass. CAC Kanchnar guggul is pure herbal medicines which checks and treats any kind of abnormal growth in the body, healing of ulcers, thyroid disorders, hernia, lesions and cancer. All kind of unwanted growth and fluid retentions in the body is treated by CAC Kanchnar Guggul and it reduces all kinds of lumps in the body.
Recommended dosage:Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.


5. Kapha Balance Tablet
Kapha tablet is a healthy blend of herbs formulated to balance Kapha doshas without aggravating Pitta and Vata doshas. It can also be used to alleviate any temporary Kapha imbalance. It is very effective in Kapha season that is late winter and spring. It consists of warming and astringent herbs that help to balance the system throughout the cold season. The main use of Kapha tablets is to remove excess Kapha doshas from the system and helps in the management of weight, healthy lungs, and the immune system.
Recommended dosage:Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.