Ayurvedic Treatment for Laryngitis – Alveda


Laryngitis from the point of view of Ayurveda

Laryngitis or swelling of voice box is a condition which puts voice weak or even mute. It can be caused by over use, irritation or infection. It leads to hoarseness of voice, temporary loss of voice, complete loss of voice. Chronic laryngitis can be infectious as well as non-infectious in the origin. It generally develops in response to either an infection, trauma to vocal folds or allergies. It may also be caused by more severe problems such as nerve damage, sores, polyps, hard, and thick lumps on the vocal cords. Acute laryngitis is caused due to bacterial, viral, fungal infection and trauma. Chronic laryngitis is caused by allergies, reflux, & auto-immune disorders . In Ayurveda Laryngitis is correlated with “Svar bheda”. It is the disease of pranavaha srotas (respiratory system), caused due to vitiation of vata and kapha dosha.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat Laryngitis

According to Ayurveda, the accumulation of Vata and Kapha in the respiratory tract and the digestive system are responsible for breathing problems. Panchakarma therapies are very effective in cleansing the body toxins and removing doshas which clears up any obstruction in the respiratory Channels.For Laringitis treatment the following therapies are recommended :

  • Shastika Ahali Pinda Sweda – In this procedure, rice is cooked in kwatha & dugdha, patient affected area is massaged with pottalis. This procedure balances the kapha and pitta dosha. 
  • Patra Potali Pinda Sweda – heat or oil fry the leaves of the medicinal plant tied in a bolus to provide heat to the affected area of the body parts. Thus accumulated kapha removed from the body and also balances the vitiated vata dosha.
  • Urobasti – medicated oil is retained on the chest wall which gives a positive influence on the heart chakra – this therapy nourishes, strengthens, balances heart function, and rejuvenates the heart. This procedure specially helps in all  respiratory tract problems.

In Ayurveda, there is an effective treatment for laryngitis.   Ayurveda provides different oral medication to cure laryngiti s by using many herbal powders, waters and pasts. Some of well known are – Cough powder, Cough go tablet, Kaphaketu rasa, Kantha sudharak vati, Amrit Tulsi Rasa.

Always remind! The exact course of treatment – both medication and therapy – is determined by the attending Ayurvedic doctor.


Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Laryngitis:

  • STOP SMOKING          
  • Keep your weight healthy 
  • Have exercise every day – walking, Yoga
  • Sun bath is ggod vitamin D source
  • Crush 8 to 10 leaves of Tulsi. Mix this juice with honey. This paste can be taken repeatedly in a day to clear the voice.

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