Anti-Inflammatory, Health, Lifestyle

How can you manage Lupus?

Herbal compounds are safe and not known to cause serious side effects. These compounds are also completely non-habit-forming, and unlike steroids, do not trigger an intense reaction when you stop using them. 

The herbs and nutrients mentioned below have been carefully chosen based on the results of scientific studies. Several studies have proven their medicinal potential to inhibit the abnormal activities of the immune cells without suppressing their defense functions. 

These herbs would manage Lupus, address the symptoms in a safe and effective manner and improve the prognosis, when used on a regular basis. 

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 

Vitamin D3 would help to relieve the symptoms of lupus by regulating the functions of the immune cells. It has the ability to inhibit the abnormal immune response without suppressing the activities of the immune cells against disease-causing agents like bacteria and viruses. [9] [10]


Patients with lupus are advised to increase their intake of essential minerals like magnesium and zinc. These minerals play a key role in promoting a healthy immune response and inhibiting chronic inflammation thus providing lasting relief from the symptoms of lupus. [11]


Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin that has the ability to inhibit inflammation and oxidative stress in healthy tissues. 

Along with Ashwagandha can help to protect the vital organs against damage caused by pro-inflammatory substances released by the immune cells like cytokines. These herbs would also promote the regeneration of new cells thus restoring the optimum functioning of the affected organs. [12] [13]

Flax and Ginger  

Flax is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids that can prevent inflammation while Ginger has the ability to produce an immunoregulatory effect. These herbs would modify the activities of the immune cells and present inflammation in the healthy tissues thus relieving the symptoms of lupus. [14]

Black Pepper and Cherry 

Black Pepper is revered for its ability to reduce pain and inflammation while cherry is known to improve immune system functions, thanks to its rich vitamin C content. 

These herbs would strengthen the body’s normal immune responses and provide relief from pain and other symptoms caused due to inflammation. [15]

Reishi Mushroom and Tripterygium wilfordii

Reishi Mushroom and Tripterygium wilfordii would act as natural anti-inflammatory agents and reduce the damage to the organs while restoring their optimum functions. 

These natural remedies would also strengthen the immunity and protect the patients who are vulnerable to develop recurrent infections due to the prolonged use of steroids. [16]

Effective Lifestyle Interventions to Manage Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases

  • Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight.
  • Eat a healthy and nutritious diet containing fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to enhance the body’s natural defense mechanisms.
  • Exercise regularly as it would strengthen your bones, and reduce the risk of heart diseases.
  • Don’t smoke as smoking can increase the risk of pulmonary and cardiovascular complications of lupus.

Natural supplements would provide relief from the symptoms of lupus by protecting the healthy tissues against inflammation and the damage caused by the abnormal response of the immune cells. 

Herbal remedies can improve your overall wellness in a holistic manner, by promoting the body’s physiological processes and restoring the normal functions of the immune system. This is why; herbal supplements are considered superior to steroids, immunosuppressant drugs, and other treatments commonly recommended for the management of lupus. 



[9]Taylor and Francis Online

[10] Springer Open – The Egyptian Journal of Internal Medicine 

[11] NIH National Library of Medicine

[12] NIH National Library of Medicine

[13] NIH National Library of Medicine

[14] NIH National Library of Medicine

[15] NIH National Library of Medicine

[16] NIH National Library of Medicine

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