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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment for Glandular Cheilitis

Glandular cheilitis is a rare inflammatory disorder of the lip which is characterised by swelling of the lip with variable inflammation and the secretion of a clear and thick mucus. The chronic exposure of the lower lip becomes affected by the environment which leads to erosion, crusting, ulceration and infection. It is more common in adult males as compared to females and children.

Complaints of the patients suffering from glandularis cheilitis vary according to the nature and degree of pain, the enlargement and the loss of elasticity of the lip and the extent of evident surface change. Sometimes, a burning discomfort or sensation of rawness referable to the vermillion border may be reported which is associated with erosion, frank ulceration with crusting.


  • Swelling and pouting of the lower lip.
  • Numerous pin sized orifices from which saliva can be easily expressed.
  • Tenderness
  • Uneven surface of the lip
  • Salivary gland duct orifices may be dilated and appear as red or black in colour.


  1. In the simple type, multiple and painless papular surface with central depressions and dilated canals are seen.
  2. The second or superficial suppurative type consists of painless, indurated swelling of the lip with shallow ulceration and crusting.
  3. The third type consists of a deep-seated infection with the formation of abscesses, sinus tracts or fistulas which are potential for scarring.


  • Lip enlargement is due to inflammation, edema, hyperemia and fibrosis.
  • It is an unusual clinical manifestation of cheilitis that evolves in response to one or more diverse sources of chronic irritation.
  • Erosion, surface keratosis and crusting develop due to longstanding actinic exposure or due to excessive wetting due to compulsive licking, dryness or any other repeated stimulus that could serve as a chronic aggravating factor.


  • Squamous cell carcinoma may arise particular in the context of long term sun exposure and smoking.
  • Secondary bacterial infection can result in drainage of pus, ulceration and abscess formation.


According to the modern medicine, the treatment of glandular cheilitis is not necessary because it is not successful in restoring the lip back to the normal but if it is caused by sun damage or infection, then treatment is necessary.

Treatment Include:

  • Prescription of topical or oral antibiotics
  • Excision of a nodule if there is a suspicion of squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Vermilionectomy i.e. the excision of the entire affected lip.


According to Ayurveda, glandular cheilitis is a condition of Pitta (heat) imbalance in the body. Pitta dosha imbalance produces symptoms in stomach, skin and on the intestines. Pitta is related with blood. Formation of pus, worsening of wounds, inflammation followed by pus/oozing/secretions are the indications of Pitta dosha imbalance in the body.

Due to the intake of excess fried food, hot and spicy food, junk and processed food, anger, jealousy the Pitta element in the body increases and causes disturbances in the metabolism.

Planet Ayurveda offers an effective and safe treatment for this rare condition also.


  1. Punarnava Capsules
  2. Cap. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Tab. Kaishore Guggul
  4. Cap. Pitta Balance

Herbal Remedies for Glandular Cheilitis

1. Punarnava Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's punarnava capsules are prepared from the pure herb Boerhavia diffusa. Punarnava word is derived from the two words: 'Punar' and 'Nava'. The word Punar means again and the word Nava means new. Thus, this herb enhances the person's well being by rejuvenating the cells. It helps in relieving edema (swelling) in various parts of the body. It is considered as an anti-inflammatory herb. It is well known for diuretic as well as anti-inflammatory properties. It possesses bitter, astringent and cooling properties which help in controlling the inflammation associated with glandular cheilitis.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules

Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules offered by Planet Ayurveda are one of the most effective combinations of anti-inflammatory herbs. Planet Ayurveda has explored the possibility of combining the two herbs together in one supplement and excellent results are achieved. Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory herb having potent effects similar to the efficacy of corticosteroids. So, for people suffering from inflammation of any kind must include boswellia- curcumin capsules.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Tab. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore Guggul of Planet Ayurveda is useful in the treatment of skin diseases like: acne, eczema etc. According to Ayurveda, skin disorders and inflammation are caused due to the Pitta (heat) imbalance. Kaishore guggul consists of purifying herbs like – triphala and giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). Therefore, it is useful in removing excess pitta thereby soothing the skin and cures ulcers, bleeding and inflammation associated with glandular cheilitis.

Major Ingredients Of Kaishore Guggul Are:

  • Amalki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Guggul (resin) (Commiphora mukul)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Long pepper (Piper longum)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Red physic nut (Baliospermum monatum)
  • Indian jalap (Ipomoea turpethum)

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

4. Cap. Pitta Balance

Pitta Balance of Planet Ayurveda is a wonderful combination which comprises of cooling compounds such as natural calcium compounds to restore pitta imbalance quickly.

It Comprises Of The Following Ingredients:

  • Praval pishti (Coral calcium) – 125 mg
  • Akik pishti (Agate calcium) – 125 mg
  • Jahar mohra pishti (An Ayurvedic calcium compound) – 125 mg
  • Kamdudha Ras (An Ayurvedic calcium compound) – 125 mg
  • Mukta Pishti (Pearl calcium) – 50 mg
  • Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia stem extract) – 125 mg

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

Glandular cheilitis care pack of Planet Ayurveda works on the ancient healing system of medicine and provides long lasting and effective relief without causing any side effects and preventing the recurrence.

Avoid smoking and sun exposure should be minimised and the application of water-resistant high protection factor sunscreen lip balm. Lip licking, lip biting or rubbing habits should be avoided.


Include desi ghee (clarified butter) in the diet. Avoid the consumption of spicy, hot, junk food, frozen, packed and processed foods in the diet. 8-10 glasses of water consumption are recommended.

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