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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Cervical Lymph Nodes - Categories, Symptoms, Causes & Herbal Remedies

CERVICAL LYMPH NODES: OVERVIEW

Cervical lymph nodes are the lymph nodes -- or small glands -- which are located in the neck region. These lymph nodes, nearly 300 in number, are an important part of the lymphatic system which a component of the human immune system.

The lymphatic system comprises nodes and vessels -- called lymphoid tissues -- which are located at different parts of the body. There are a total of around 800 lymph nodes in the body. These lymph nodes basically filter the lymph, that is, the clear fluid which circulates through the lymphatic system.

The nodes and vessels comprising the lymphatic system are basically responsible for offering protection to the body against infections. For this purpose, the lymphatic system delivers ‘lymphocytesor immune cells to those parts of the body where the immune response has been triggered.

Cervical lymph nodes found in the neck are subject to several pathological conditions including inflammation, infections, tumours and immune disorders.

GENERAL CATEGORIES OF CERVICAL LYMPH NODES

Generally, cervical lymph nodes can be categorized into two groups: Anterior cervical lymph nodes and Posterior cervical lymph nodes.

The Anterior cervical lymph nodes are located under the chin (submental nodes) and the jawline (submaxillary or tonsillar nodes), while the Posterior cervical lymph nodes are located along the back of the neck.

On the basis of the position of Anterior cervical lymph nodes near the structures of the throat, the nodes which are located further down the front of the neck are divided into four categories --- Prelaryngeal lymph nodes (located in front of the larynx or voice box); Thyroid lymph nodes (located close to the thyroid gland); Pretracheal lymph nodes (located in front of the trachea or windpipe); and Paratracheal lymph nodes (located near the sides of the trachea).

Furthermore, the Cervical lymph nodes which are located next to the internal jugular vein that runs near the sides of the neck are Deep cervical lymph nodes, and are categorised as lateral jugular, anterior jugular, and jugulo-digastric lymph nodes.

REASONS FOR SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES

Swelling of the lymph nodes is a fairly common condition which usually is caused by exposure to bacteria or viruses; for example, those which cause the common cold. However, in some rare cases, swollen lymph nodes can be an indication of a serious health condition.

The main reasons for the swelling of lymph nodes are illness, stress, or infection. Some of the illnesses or infections which can potentially lead to swollen lymph nodes in the neck and head include:

  • Common cold or flu
  • Ear infection
  • Tooth infection
  • Sinus infection
  • HIV infection
  • Mononucleosis (mono)
  • Strep throat
  • Skin infection

In addition, more serious health conditions, such as cancers or immune system disorders, can cause the swelling of the lymph nodes throughout the body.

PLANET AYURVEDA'S 'SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES CARE PACK'

Swollen lymph nodes may sometimes lead to serious health complications. Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some very useful herbal products, put together in Swollen Lymph Nodes Care Pack’ for effectively managing the swelling of lymph nodes.

Swollen Lymph Nodes Care Pack

The herbal products available from Planet Ayurveda are prepared under the guidance of renowned Ayurvedic experts. For the preparation of these products, 100% pure and natural herbs are used. Hence, these products are safe to use, and their natural ingredients have the capability to keep the lymphatic system healthy.

Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products for the effective management of swollen lymph nodes are:

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

For preparing these capsules, the standardized extract of ‘Ashwagandha’ herb (Withania somnifera) is used. The herb is used widely in Ayurvedic medicines because of its anti-inflammatory effects and its ability to pacify the body’s ‘Vata’ and ‘Pitta’ doshas.

These capsules are an excellent herbal supplement for maintaining overall health and well-being. The use of these capsules is particularly beneficial in increasing muscle mass and strength, reducing inflammation, lowering the blood sugar levels, improving the health of the heart, enhancing the brain function, reducing metabolic imbalances, and lowering the levels of cortisol (‘stress hormone’).

Dosage of Ashwagandha capsules for managing swollen lymph nodes: 2 capsules, twice a day, with plain water, after meals.

2. Kachnaar Guggul Tablets

These tablets are prepared from a combination of potent herbs which primarily include Guggul (Commiphora mukul) and Kachnaar (Bauhinia variegata). Along with these two well-known herbs, the other herbal components which are combined for preparing these tablets are: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Pippali (Piper longum), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), and Guggulu Resin (Commiphora mukul).

The use of Kachnaar Guggul tablets can maintain healthy muscle mass, managing cancers/tumors, treating obesity, managing Lipoma (tumors consisting of fatty tissue), keeping the kidneys healthy, managing liver cysts, managing fistula, and treating skin diseases.

Dosage of Kachnaar Guggul tablets for managing swollen lymph nodes: 2 tablets with plain water, three times a day, after meals.

3. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are prepared from the Curcumin which is one of the main active compounds of the rhizomatous herb of Turmeric (Curcuma Longa). Hence, each of these capsules is packed with the standardized extract of Turmeric which has amazing medicinal properties. Turmeric, a common household spice, is widely known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions.

The use of Curcumin capsules is beneficial in reducing inflammation, managing nerve pain, treating muscle aches, managing swelling in joints, reducing stiffness of joints, providing relief in muscular disorders, managing allergies, and treating musculoskeletal diseases.

Dosage of Curcumin capsules for managing swollen lymph nodes: 2 capsules, times a day, with plain water after meals.

CONCLUSION:

The 'Swollen Lymph nodes care pack' offered by Planet Ayurveda has immense benefits with regard to managing the swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. The components of this pack are very helpful in providing relief from swollen lymph nodes, especially since the potent herbs used by Planet Ayurveda experts have proven medicinal value. The products are completely natural, and do not contain any chemicals, additives, colors, starch, yeast, binders, fillers or preservatives. The use of these products, under the guidance of an expert Ayurvedic practitioner, is helpful in ensuring the overall health of the lymphatic system.

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