Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) is a rare lung disease that can occur in two forms, i.e. cellular and fibrotic. This disorder is characterized by the inflammation of the walls of the alveoli (lung’s tiny air sac) resulting in dry cough, difficulty in breathing and fatigue. This article is all about NSIP and herbal remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda to treat this condition.


Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia tends to affect middle aged people more often, aging between 40-50 years. Women are mostly affected with this rare lung disorder as compared to men. IN NSIP, the tissue surrounding and separating alveoli from the other gets affected. Alveoli are the tiny air sacs present in lungs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide occurs between bloodstream and lungs. Inflammation of these tissues surrounding alveoli eventually causes the pleura to get inflamed as well. Pleura is the very important part of the lungs which acts as cushion and reduces any sort of friction between lungs, chest cavity and ribs, preventing injury to the lungs. This inflammation gradually can lead to permanent scarring of the lungs.

NSIP is of two types, i.e. Cellular and fibrotic. Cellular type is less common but its prognosis is better than fibrotic. In this type interstitial cells become inflamed. While fibrotic Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia is more common along with bad prognosis and there occurs scarring and thickening of the tissue of the lung. Cellular form has better diagnosis because the inflammation is reversible unlike scarring. Scarring and inflammation can be present at the same time in the tissue. Scarring is the fibrosis which cannot be reversed and decreases the function of an organ. Due to scarring breathing is not proper which leads to decreased level of blood oxygen.

Signs and Symptoms

The major signs and symptoms which a nonspecific interstitial pneumonia patient suffers are

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dry cough
  • With passing time and increasing pathology patient develops shortness of breath after exertion or without it
  • Fatigue
  • Clubbing of nails- It occurs due to low oxygen level in the blood. There occurs enlargement of the tips of the fingers and curving of nails around them


The exact cause behind NSIP is not known. There has been a connection between Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia and connective tissue diseases like systemic sclerosis and collagen vascular disease. Autoimmunity is the reason suggested by many of the researchers behind it and also there have been seen the involvement of certain genes (role of heredity). There are certain risk factors like use of chemotherapy drugs, inhalation of the dust or chemicals or radiation treatment.


When a patient visits the doctor with chronic or subacute cough and dyspnea which is unexplained, it can raise the doubt of NSIP. Further medical history will strengthen this doubt and after certain tests NSIP can be confirmed, like

  • Chest X-ray showing patchy bilateral opacities
  • HRCT (High resolution CT) scan
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Lung biopsy

Treatment for NSIP in Ayurveda

Treatment for NSIP mainly depends on the degree of fibrosis that has already occurred. Conventional treatment for NSIP is oral corticosteroids like prednisone. However not all the patients do respond to this treatment and further immunosuppressant drugs are given to them along with the former.

Due to the long list of side effects of corticosteroids and immune system action suppressing drugs, people usually seem to develop them when taken in the long term. Here Ayurveda can manage the condition naturally and without causing harm to the body, not even in the long term. Ayurveda is an alternative system of medicine which originated in India and used and practiced throughout the world. Ayurveda offers numerous herbs which possess medicinal and therapeutic properties.

Herbal Remedies for NSIP by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is the Ayurvedic pharmaceuticals which have marked its name in the industry. It deals in the production of herbal and Ayurvedic products which are further prescribed to patients suffering from various diseases by experienced Ayurveda doctors. All the medicines are produced under strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors and as per the laws of the ancient Ayurveda literature. There is no any kind of chemical, additives, preservatives, yeast, color, dye or fillers present in these products. For NSIP also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal medicines that help in managing the disease naturally and gently.

Product List

ILD Regular Pack

  1. Vasaka capsule
  2. Aller-G Care capsule
  3. Tulsi capsule
  4. Kaas-har churna
  5. Boswellia curcumin
  6. Moringa capsule

Product Description

1. Vasaka Capsule

It is the single herb capsule prepared from standardized extract of Vasaka (Adhatoda vasica). Vasaka capsules are mainly used for treating different kinds of respiratory illnesses like NSIP. These capsules support healthy functioning of the respiratory system by soothing the inflammation of the alveoli and bronchi. It helps in discharge of the phlegm by opening the airways and helps in relieving congestion of the chest.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Aller-G Care Capsule

Various herbs like Haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Shirish (Albizia lebbeck) are used in its preparation. Aller-G care capsules help in relieving inflammation and enhance the immunity and also modify its action so as to prevent autoimmune reactions.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

3. Tulsi Capsule

Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) is used in the standardized extract form to prepare this medicinally potent formula. Tulsi is very well known for its therapeutic effect on the respiratory system; the same properties are present in Tulsi capsules from Planet Ayurveda. It helps in relieving the congestion in the chest and helps in treating conditions like NSIP, bronchitis, asthma etc.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Kaas-har Churna

This herbal churna helps in treating the persistent dry cough in NSIP and also soothes the airways. Kaas-har churna is prepared from Pippali (Piper longum), Mishri (Crystallized sugar), Vanshlochan (Bambusa arundinacea), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) and Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica).

Dosage- Take one teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water

5. Boswellia Curcumin

As the name suggests, there are two major herbs in these capsule, i.e. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). Both the herbs synergistically work to treat the inflammation of the tissue around alveoli, prevent infections, and boosts immunity. Boswellia-Curcumin capsules also relieve any kind of pain in the body naturally.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

6. Moringa Capsule

Moringa oleifera (Moringa) major ingredient of these capsules possesses medicinal properties which help in clearing the lungs, nasal passages and sinuses which help in good flow of oxygen in the body. These capsules also prevent various infections in the respiratory tract.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

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Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia is a complex disease which if left untreated or not treated correctly can be life threatening. The herbal remedies mentioned in this article can help in managing the condition successfully and naturally.

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