Category: ENT Health

Ayurvedic Treatment for Vocal Cord Palsy

Abstract

The vocal cord which is also known as Vocal folds that are responsible for the production of sound or speech. The vocal cords are located within the larynx at the top of the bacteria. These are the two bands of smooth muscle tissue found in the larynx (Voice box). The sound from vocal cords is produced when these cords vibrate after the air passes through the cords from the lungs. Then this sound is transferred or sent to the throat, nose and mouth. The sound of each person’s voice is different and decided by the size and shape of the vocal cords. Some of the vocal cord disorders are laryngitis, vocal nodules, vocal polyps, and vocal cord paralysis. Here in this article, we will discuss one of the vocal cord disorders and that is vocal cord palsy and its Ayurvedic treatment in detail.

Introduction

The vocal cord palsy is the paralysis of the vocal cords. It occurs when the nerve impulses to the voice box are disrupted. The disruption of nerve impulses results in the paralysis of the vocal cord muscles. It can affect the ability of speech and even breathing. Palsy means complete or partial absence of vocal cord movement. Two nerves are involved in this disease; one is recurrent laryngeal nerve and superior laryngeal nerve.

Vocal Cord Palsy
Ayurvedic Aspect of Vocal Cord Palsy

We can correlate this disease with Swarbheda or swarakshaya. Acharya Sushruta individually mentioned this disease in Uttaratantra chapter. Acharya Sudhruta stated that when a person proclaims with high pitch, reading in louder voice, injury, improper use of voice, consumption of excessive cold food items then the doshas are exacerbated and invade or localize in the vocal cord. This further causes modification in the vocal cord functioning. The ability of talking or speech is lost partially or completely as a result of this impairment of voice box.

Types of Vocal Cord Palsy

The vocal cord palsy is of two types i.e. Unilateral vocal cord palsy and bilateral vocal cord palsy

  1. Unilateral vocal cord palsy: in this type, the paralysis occurs on the one side of the vocal cord and it presents with dysphonia, difficulty in swallowing, shortness of breath. It occurs when there is damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve.
  1. Bilateral vocal cord palsy: In this type, both sides of vocal cords are affected and it denotes reduced or absent movement of both vocal cords that resulting from the impaired function of the vagus nerve or its distal branch that is recurrent laryngeal nerve.

Etiology/Cause

In this disease, the nerve impulses to the voice box or vocal cord are disrupted, further resulting in the paralysis of the vocal cord muscles. The exact is not now but some factors that are responsible for vocal cord palsy are:

  • Injury to the vocal cord during surgery
  • Neck or chest injury
  • Stroke
  • Tumor
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease
  • Infections like Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr virus, and herpes

Clinical features/Signs and symptoms

In most of the cases only one side of the vocal cord is paralysed. Paralysis of both sides is rare but if it occurs then it can be a serious condition. This can cause significant problems with breathing and swallowing. The symptoms of vocal cord palsy include:

  • A breathy quality to the voice
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Inability to speak loudly
  • Noisy breathing
  • Loss of vocal pitch
  • Ineffective coughing
  • Frequent throat clearing
  • Choking or coughing while swallowing food, drink, or saliva
  • The need to take frequent breaths while speaking
  • Loss of your gag reflex

Risk factors

Factors that may increase the risk of developing vocal cord palsy include

  • Undergoing chest of throat surgery
  • Patient who is suffering from neurological problems

Diagnosis

A doctor will ask about symptoms to diagnose this condition. To further evaluate the voice problems, a doctor will performed the following tests

  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngeal electromyography
  • To rule out other diseases some blood tests and scans are done like MRI scans, CT scans to rule out other diseases.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Vocal Cord Palsy

A person who is suffering from vocal cord palsy involves the following things to manage this condition

  • Scrupulously avoid the causative factors
  • Kavala grahan (Mouth gargling/oil pulling)
  • Nasya (Nasal drops)
  • Dhumapan (Medicated herbal smoking)

Some Classical Formulations for Swarabheda are

Rasa

  • Bhairav ras
  • Kinnar kanth ras

Vati

  • Lavangadi vati
  • Eladi vati
  • Marichyadi vati
  • Vyoshadi vati

Churna

  • Ajmodadi churna
  • Pippali churna
  • Chavyadi churna

Kwath

  • Kantakari kwath
  • Gojihvadi kwath

Herbal Remedies for Vocal Cord Palsy

Planet Ayurveda provides wonderful herbal remedies for this disease. The products of Planet Ayurveda are 100% natural and vegetarian and also they are free from chemicals and preservatives. The herbal products offered by this company are:

  1. Ashwagandha ghrita
  2. Brahmi chyawanprash
  3. Kanchnaar guggul
  4. Tumo trim capsules
  5. Shilajit capsules

Products Description

1. Ashwagandha Ghrita

This is an Ayurvedic formulation in ghrit form. This herbal formulation contains Ashwagandha as a main ingredient. It is useful as aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, anti-stress, analgesic, and healing properties. This formulation is made from the herbs like kakoli (Fritillaria roylei), Kasheera kakoli (Roscoea purpurea), Vriddhi (Habenaria intermedia), Jivaka (Malaxis acuminata), etc. It maintains the health of muscles and neurons. It is the best nerve tonic. This balances vata dosha and has good results in this condition.

Dosage: ½ teaspoon twice daily with warm water.

2. Brahmi Chyawanprash

This is a wonderful herbal supplement for neurological disorders. It provides strength to the body. It is made from herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), along with other herbs. This formulation increases the coordination between brain neurons thus helpful in improving the short and long term memory. Due to these properties it has a good result in vocal cord palsy.

Dosage: One teaspoon twice daily.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

It is a classical formulation. It has many herbs like Kachnaar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Hariraki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia chebula), Piper (Piper longum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum),  Varuna (Crateva religiosa) and many more. The ingredients in this formulation are very beneficial in managing conditions like tumors, swollen lymph nodes, cancer, etc. these properties make this classical formulation very effective.

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

4. Tumo Trim Capsules

This is a polyherbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda in a capsule form. It is prepared from the ingredients like Haridra (Curcuma longa), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), along with other herbs. These ingredients naturally trim the tumor’s growth and give strength to the body. It stops the unwanted growth of cancer cells and prevents further growth. It also provides strength to the neurons and thus provides.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.

5. Shilajit capsules

This is a single herbal formulation. This herbal formulation is well known for reducing weakness. This herbal medicine improves the mental as well as physical health. It has antioxidants, adaptive, rejuvenating, Rasayana properties. This formulation is made from the standardized extracts of Shilajit (Asphaltum punjabianum). Shilajit is the best supplement for providing nourishment to the body. This ingredient has high affinity for free radicals and helps in detoxifying the body from free radicals.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.

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Conclusion

We can manage Vocal cord palsy by proper diet and lifestyle. This disease can have an impact on personal as well as professional life of the person. These above-mentioned herbal formulations show great results in managing these types of chronic conditions and also don’t have any kind of side effects if used for a long time.. For better results just follow the herbal treatment from Planet Ayurveda because the products of this company are 100% natural and free from chemicals and additives. For more details of our products, you can check our website www.PlanetAyurveda.com.  For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

Ayurvedic Herbs For Asthma As An Alternate To Nebulizer

Introduction

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease of lungs in which airways become narrow, leading to difficulty in breathing. It can affect people of any age group but mainly starts in childhood. It is characterized by – difficulty in breathing, cough, and wheezing. It can also be related to an allergic condition where there is

Presence of any allergen in the air. Asthma requires proper medication in association with some preventive measures.

asthma symptoms

Nebulizer in Asthma

If Asthma is not relieved by medications then nebulizer is the next option. In an acute asthmatic attack, a nebulizer can be used but its effect is for a short period of time so it is only for temporary treatment. Nebulizer is a type of inhaler that contains asthma medications in the form of mist, which is having a mouthpiece through which the medicine directly goes into your lungs.

Nebulizer mainly contains bronchodilators in the form of – Albuterol, Ipratropium bromide and Levalbuterol are beta-2 agonists that are used for temporary relief and their long term use can result in various complications. Budesonide is a steroidal medicine used in a nebulizer, It can cause hoarseness of voice and fungal infection of mouth called oral thrush. Long term use of Steroids can result in organ damage like liver failure, kidney failure. So Steroids used in Nebulizer are very harmful to our bodies.

Complications Due To Long Term Use of Nebulizer

A nebulizer is only for short time relief, its long term use can result in organ damage. Because we need to adjust the doses of the medicines used in Nebulizer, according to the patient’s need. Sometimes high doses are needed which can be very harmful. So Nebulizer should be used only for temporary relief.

Its long term use can result in the following complications

  • Weight gain mainly puffiness of face is seen
  • Osteoporosis, muscle weakness, hair loss, easy bruising
  • Blood in sputum, Cataract, Glucauma
  • Mood changes, Headache
  • High Blood pressure, Diabetes, suppression of adrenal glands

Ayurvedic Perspective of Asthma

According to Ayurveda, asthma is a “Swas rog” which occurs due to imbalance between vata, and kapha dosha and it mainly occurs due to our improper diet, Deranged kapha and vitiated Pranvayu. When vitiated Pranvayu and deranged kapha gets combine, they result in respiratory system obstruction, which is called “Pranvahasrotasa”, resulting in “Swas Rog”.

Ayurvedic Herbs by Planet Ayurveda for Asthma as an Alternate to Nebulizer

Planet Ayurveda offers Asthma care Pack for the Treatment of Asthma. These herbal remedies are prepared by using best quality herbs and are prepared under direct supervision of MD Ayurvedic Doctors by strictly following the principles of Ayurveda. These all remedies are natural, pure and vegetarian in nature. They do not contain any chemical or preservative and are safe to use for prolonged period of time and not having any side effect.

Ayurvedic Medicine for Asthma

Asthma Treatment

Asthma Care Pack By Planet Ayurveda

Asthma care pack is powerful natural combination of products by Planet Ayurveda for Asthma. It contains mainly three ingredients – Aller-G Care, Tulsi capsules and Praanrakshak churna.

Product description is as follows

1. Aller-G-Care

These are in the form of capsules. These capsules are the combination of best known herbs like – Ashwagandha, Neem, Shirish and Haridra.

DOSAGE – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

BENEFITS – Each component serves individual benefit

A. Ashwagandha

  • It is very potent herb used in Ayurvedic system.

Ancient Verse about Ashwagandha

Reference – Bhavprakash nighantu, edition of 2010: Verse 189-190, Page no- 393-394.

Meaning – Ashwagandha, Balda, Varda, Hyahriya, Vrahkarni, Baji and Kushtgandhini. Two synonyms of Ashwagandha are – Hyagandha and Bajigandha. Its potency is hot with astringent and bitter taste. It is a good energy provider. It enhances the spermatogenesis. It is very useful in leucoderma, inflammation, manages vata and kapha doshas and is very helpful in treating emaciation.

  • It has anti-ageing property.
  • It has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory property
  • It helps in reducing stress and cholesterol.
  • It is beneficial in allergies, heart problems, inflammation and infections due to its natural rejuvenating property .

B. Neem

  • It is very useful in allergies and infections.
  • It is a powerful disinfectant
  • It is a very good gum cleaner so useful in halitosis and oral infections
  • It is anti-bacterial in nature.

C. Shirish

in Ayurveda, Shirish is called as “Vish-ghan” which means removing toxins from the body. Here the word toxin stands for accumulation of toxins in the body due to imbalanced vata, pitta and kapha doshas.

D. Haridra

  • It is also called Turmeric, very useful in allergies and rhinitis.
  • It has anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and antiseptic property
  • It is useful in Skin problems like pimples, acne, inflammation and skin rashes.

2. TULSI CAPSULES

This is a powerful natural product by Planet Ayurveda in the form of capsules. They are combination of pure herb Tulsi.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

Benefits

  • It has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory property
  • is useful in respiratory conditions like Rhinitis and Sinusitis
  • It is very useful in decreasing stress and emotional imbalance.
  • It is known as “Holy Basil” which means it is a very Holy plant in India.

3. Praanrakshak Churna

It is a powerful natural product by Planet Ayurveda which is a combination of various herbs like – Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylinca) 20gm, Shirish (Albezzia lebbok) 40gm, kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum) 40gm, Mulethi (Glycerrhiza glabra) 10mg, Annathmool (Typhlora Asthmatica) 40mg, Bharangi (Clerodandrum Serritum) 10mg and Vaasa (Adhtoda vasica) 40gm.

DOSAGE – 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after meals.

BENEFITS – The herbs kantakri, Bharangi and Shirish have anti-histaminic property so are useful in acute and chronic asthmatic attacks

Note

  • All these herbs are very useful in treating allergy and asthma
  • Mucous plugs are formed in respiratory diseases, so these herbs break those mucous plugs thus help in curing respiratory diseases.