Ayurvedic Treatment for Thyroglossal duct cyst


Thyroglossal duct cyst is a congenital abnormality that is mostly associated with the hyoid bone. According to the medical surveys and reviews, the cysts in around 21% of patients globally felt only pain as a symptom and 41.6% are found with painless cystic swelling. This usually turns into malignant form if left untreated. In some cases, it becomes necessary to remove the cyst surgically in order to prevent the reoccurrence of thyroglossal duct cyst. Presently, no doubt modern pharmacy is preferred in emergency situations but leads to adverse side effects. In order to avoid the side effects and managing the symptoms naturally people need to change the mode of treatment and naturally improves the quality of life.

What is the Thyroglossal duct cyst?

Thyroglossal duct cyst (TDC) is a common type of cyst that occurs in the neck region and the thyroglossal duct is embryological anatomy located in between the anterior and posterior part of the tongue. This part forms a connection between the thyroid and the base of the tongue. According to the literature reviews, the prevalence of this developmental disorder is about 7% population globally and 1% among them found out to be malignant. This can have equal chances of affecting males and females both. These kinds of cysts

Thyroglossal duct cyst

What are the signs and symptoms of Thyroglossal duct cyst?

Thyroglossal cysts are mostly palpable fibrous mass and non-tender which grows up to 2-4 cm in diameter and can eventually increase in size.

Some of the noticeable signs are as follows

  • Swelling along with pain
  • Redness in an area where swelling occurs
  • Tenderness
  • Recurrent discharge from cyst and swelling after sometime
  • Deglutination (painful)
  • Movement while swallowing (3)
  • Breathing problem
  • Small seizures or opening with mucous drainage
  • Recurring infections in the respiratory tract
  • Dysphagia
  • Dyspnoea (1)

What are the causes of Thyroglossal duct cyst?

After the fertilization when organogenesis starts in an embryo, the development of the thyroid gland starts at the base of the tongue and moves down through the Thyroglossal duct. But abnormality occurs when this results in the formation of a pocket-like structure called a cyst. These cysts are fibrous structures lined by respiratory and squamous epithelium. In some cases, ectopic thyroid tissue can be seen usually within the cyst wall. These cysts are mostly asymptomatic and can occur as an abscess.


The physical and clinical aspects which confirm the cyst formation are as follows

  • Ultrasonography neck (USG)
  • Computerized tomography (CT)of the neck
  • Thyroidprofiling
  • Radioisotope scan
  • Blood tests
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Fine needle aspiration

What are the complications that may occur?

Sometimes there are few chances that even after treatment this may cause certain adverse complications like a reoccurrence of serious infections, excision, problem in breathing and swallowing, harshening of voice, etc. it may also lead to some serious disorders like thyroglossal fistula and thyroglossal cyst carcinoma.

Ayurvedic perspective of Thyroglossal duct cyst

According to the Ayurvedic concept, vitiated Tridosha results in the onset of the ailment. Cysts formation occurs due to aggravated Kapha dosha because this imbalance makes it difficult for the body in detoxification. This ultimately causes toxins or irritants surrounded by fluid that leads to cysts formation in the body. Some of the Indian Ayurvedic herbs which can manage the disorder naturally and dissolve the cysts are Kachnaar, Fenugreek, Curcumin, Manjistha, etc.

Best alternative natural treatment for Thyroglossal duct cyst by Planet Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Treatment for Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal management for Thyroglossal duct cyst with the following products

Kachnaar Guggul tablets

Kachnaar guggul is a Planet Ayurveda’s classical Ayurvedic formulation that contains enormous medicinally important herbs like

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


These herbs in combination work synergistically in managing fibroids, ovarian cysts, goiter, fistula, etc. This product gives excellent results in treating benign and malignant cancers by maintaining healthy cells and tissues.

Dosage-2 tablets two times a day with plain water.

Fenugreek capsules

Fenugreek capsules have been manufactured with the standardized extract of high-quality Fenugreek/ Methika (Trigonella foenum-graecum)


Methi works exceptionally in terminating cysts formation because of its tremendous phytochemical and chemical constituents like Gitogenin, tigogenin, Vitamin A, C and K, zinc, magnesium, potassium, copper, etc. fenugreek shows excellent results in treating various disorders like diabetes, wounds, boils, abdominal pain, leucorrhea, anorexia, asthma, etc.

Dosage-1 capsule two times a day with plain water.

Curcumin capsules


Curcumin (the active compound of turmeric) is being used in Ayurvedic medicines for years which is beneficial in treating various skin disorders, digestive disorders, etc. It possesses anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory,anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that make it efficient in managing symptoms of a tumor, inflammation, cysts, etc. Curcumin contains curcuminoids which help in neutralizing free radicals and induces apoptosis.

Dosage-1 capsule two times a day with plain water is recommended.

Nirgundi oil and Dashang lepa

Nirgundi oil has been processed with many herbs like.

  • Tila oil (Sesamum indicum)
  • Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Nirgundi (Vitex negundo)
  • Kalihari (Gloriosa superba)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)


This herbal oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, anti-pyretic, anti-arthritic etc. increasing its efficiency in balancing vitiated Vata and Kapha Dosha, leucorrhea, ulcers, etc. Vitex negundo(Nirgundi) in this formulation helps ease pain, skin disorders, and increasing appetizer. It is recommended to use it with Dashang Lepa that is composed of Shiris, Yashtimadhu, Tagar, Rakta Chandan, Elaichi, Jatamansi, Haridra, Daruharidra, etc.

How to use it

Mix Nirgundi oil with Dashang lepa and apply externally.

What are the benefits of preferring Planet Ayurveda for the best herbal treatment?

  • Treatment and products will have any kind of side effects.
  • 100% pure, vegetarian and natural products
  • Maintains a healthy body naturally
  • All the products formulated and manufactured are free from chemicals, preservatives, additives, starch, fillers, colors, etc.
  • Production is done under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctor and with high-quality herbs.


  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3077189/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK519057/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5305636/