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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Herbal Treatment for Granulomatous Mastitis

Granulomatous Mastitis, granular lobular mastitis

Granulomatous Mastitis or granular lobular mastitis a rare disease which is quite similar to breast cancer. This disorder is characterized by pain and inflammation of breast. It usually occurs after 2-6 months of pregnancy. Ayurveda provides natural treatment for this disease without any side effects.

WHAT IS GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS?

It is a breast disorder which causes breast inflammation and develops a tissue mass. This condition is similar to breast cancer and it is difficult to differentiate from breast cancer. The lumps are mostly present in sub areolar region and are hard.

It is very rarely diagnosed in pregnancy and in men. It is easily confused with cancer but it is absolutely benign.

It is of two types:

  1. Idiopathic Granulomatous mastitis or granular lobular mastitis.
  2. Granulomatous mastitis

CAUSES

The exact cause of this disorder is unknown.

  • Obstruction in milk duct
  • Bacterial infection
  • Elevated prolactin level

SYMPTOMS

  • Lump formation in breasts
  • Inflammation of breasts
  • Fluid secretion from breasts
  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Warmth feeling in breast
  • Enlargement of lymph nodes
  • Discharge from nipples

DIAGNOSIS

  • CT scan
  • X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Core biopsy

COMPLICATIONS

This disorder might give rise to serious disorders. In case Granulomatous mastitis forms an abscess, lump then it has to be removed by surgery. And these complications occur in case of negligence. If you take proper care right when the first symptom shows up then it can be cured.

AYURVEDIC POINT OF VIEW

Ayurveda is based on three energies that are vata, pitta and kapha, which are responsible for good health and imbalance of any three energies may result in ill health. According to Ayurveda, granulomatous mastitis is inflammation of breast is mainly due to vitiation of the three energies. Ayurveda heals the body with different herbs and this treatment does not have any side effects and it is totally safe.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR GRANULOMATOUS MASTITIS

Herbal Remedies for Granulomatous Mastitis

1. Neem Capsules

These are 100% natural capsules offered by Planet Ayurveda which are made from neem (Azadirachta indica) which belongs to family Meliaceae. It is used in Ayurveda from longer time due to its great medicinal value. It helps to maintain healthy skin. It has various therapeutic properties like anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is helpful in pacifying vata dosha in body.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Kanchnaar Guggul

These are pure herbal tablets which are obtained from different herbs which are:

  • Kachnaar bark (Bauhinia variegate)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Varuna (Crataeva religiosa)

The herbs used in this formulation have great medicinal value. It has various therapeutic properties like astringent, anthelmintic and anti – oxidant properties. It also helps to flush out toxins in the lymphatic system.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice in a day with plain water after meals.

3. Nirgundi Oil

It is an herbal oil obtained from different herbs:-

  • Til oil (Sesamum indicum)
  • Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Haldi (Curcuma longa)
  • Nirgundi (Vitex negundo)
  • Kalihari (Gloriosa superba)

It has anti-inflammatory properties which helps to stop inflammatory condition.

Application:

It is used for external use only. Apply on affected skin area. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. It is more beneficial to apply Nirgundi oil before bath to reduce swelling, pain and irritation.

4. Boswellia Curcumin

This herbal formulation is enriched with herbs that have anti- inflammatory properties. These do not cause any side effects and act as a pain killer.

Ingredients:-

  1. Boswellia Serrata - Boswellia helps in decreasing and repairing the inflamed area. It also consists of potent analgesic properties and also improves the blood circulation.
  2. Curcuma Longa - Curcumin or turmeric are anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant in nature. Also this herb hinders the growth of the cells that cause inflammation.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day, with plain water after meals.

5. Gandhaka Rasayana

This formulation consists of Purified sulphur along with other herbs and it helps in curing infections by balancing Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas and it has antibacterial properties. It helps in rejuvenation.

The ingredients in this formulation are:

  • Purified Sulphur
  • Cow milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Tej patra
  • Nagakeshara
  • Tinospora
  • Terminalia chebula
  • Emblica officinalis
  • Terminalia bellirica
  • Zingiber officinalis
  • Sugar syrup

Patients with diabetes should administer it with care as it consists of sugar.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals.

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