Lymphadenitis from the point of view of Ayurveda
Lymphadenitis is enlargement in one or more lymph nodes, usually due to infection. A normal lymph node is small and firm. When lymph nodes become infected, they usually increase in size. Lymph nodes are filled with white blood cells that help body fight with infections. When lymph nodes become infected, it's usually because an infection started somewhere else in your body. Rarely, lymph nodes can enlarge due to cancer. Infections that spread to lymph nodes are usually caused by bacteria, a virus, or a fungus. Usually due to some chronic infections such as inflammation, fever, infection, tuberculosis, cold and cough lymph node starts swelling . Lymphadenitis has two types: Localized lymphadenitis – which is most common type – it involves one or just a few nodes that are close to the area where the infection started. Generalized lymphadenitis - this type infection occurs in two or more lymph node groups and may be caused by an infection that spreads through the bloodstream or another illness that affects the whole body.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat Lymphadenitis
According to Ayurveda one or more doshas may aggravate ‘Swollen lymph nodes’.
Ayurveda consist , the first importance is reduce toxin presence in the body and normalize the digestive capacity and intestinal flora of affected individuals. Detoxification, is a part of Ayurvedic treatment, and it may be necessary, especially for people who do not respond well to the treatment mentioned above. In Ayurveda, tissues are most vulnerable to infection when the blood is too sweet and thick (an excess condition), and when there is toxic buildup. Traditional remedies include a light and mildly spicy diet with different herbs, like turmeric, garlic. Individuals with a strong autoimmune component may need more aggressive therapy for a longer period of time.
Ayurvedic preparations are used to reduce inflammation, and remove excess accumulated toxins. Herbs with known antiviral and antibacterial actions are famous to treat infections. Immune-modulating herbs are used to treat a dysfunctional immune system. Specific diet instructions are given to prevent inflammation. Adequate lifestyle recommendations are given to reduce toxins and improve health.
Ayurveda treats each individual individually, so the need for a specific medication and the use of therapy is determined by the Ayurvedic doctor during the consultation.
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Lymphadenitis:
Apply a warm, wet compress, to the affected area
Warm salt bag applied to swallow parts helps to reduce pain and infection
ginger is considered to be highly effective as naturally anti inflammatory properties
drink tea made of Ginger , Lemon and honey
Garlic has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and removesany infection easily
eat 2 or 3 buds of garlic
massage with garlic oil painful area – this will bring relief soon
take a tea spoon of turmeric and honey and make a good mixture, apply it on the inflamed area and leave it for 10 minutes