Herbal Treatment of Pleomorphic Adenomas – Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

PLEOMORPHIC ADENOMAS

Salivary gland tumors are classified as rare tumors that begin in the salivary glands. These tumors can begin in any of the salivary glands in the mouth, neck or throat. The function of salivary gland is to make saliva, which aids in digestion, keeps the mouth moist and supports healthy teeth.

There are 3 pairs of major salivary glands under and behind the jaw

  • Parotid
  • Sublingual
  • Submandibular

Salivary gland tumors most commonly occur in the parotid gland, accounting nearly 85% of all salivary gland tumors. But, 25% of parotid tumors are malignant (cancerous).

Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common type of benign salivary gland tumor. It is typically a slow growing tumor and occur most often in the parotid gland. It is also known as mixed tumor which describes its pleomorphic appearance as opposed to its dual origin from epithelial and myoepithelial elements.

The tumor is usually solitary and presents as a slow growing, painless and firm singular nodal mass. It is usually mobile unless found in the palate and can cause atrophy of the mandibular ramus when located in the parotid gland.

What are the symptoms of Pleomorphic Adenoma?

  • A lump or swelling on or near the jaw or in the mouth or neck.
  • Muscle weakness on one side of the face
  • Persistent pain in the area of the salivary gland
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Trouble in opening the mouth widely

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pleomorphic Adenoma

Various tests such as physical exam, imaging tests, collection of sample of tissue testing etc. tests are done to diagnose pleomorphic adenoma.

Treatment of pleomorphic adenoma by modern treatment depends upon the size, stage and type of the salivary gland tumor. Treatment generally involves surgery or radiation therapy but surgery is difficult to perform as several important nerves are located in and around the glands. Moreover, removing tumors that involve important nerves may damage the nerves, causing partial paralysis of the face.

According to Ayurveda, Pleomorphic adenoma is caused due to the imbalance of Pitta dosha in the body.

Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal remedies for the treatment of Pleomorphic Adenoma which are quite effective and safe.

Herbal Remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Pleomorphic Adenoma are

  1. Shatavari Capsules
  2. Graviola Capsules
  3. Mahashankh Vati
  4. Pitta Balance
  5. Curcumin Capsules
  6. Draksha Avleh

1. Shatavari Capsules

Shatavari Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from Asparagus racemosus root’s extract. This herb has a cooling effect on the body and useful in balancing the Pitta dosha in the body. It is taken internally for the treatment of hyperacidity, stomach ulcers etc. as this herb pacifies Pitta dosha in the body. Thus, shatavari capsules of Planet Ayurveda are useful for the patients of Pleomorphic adenoma.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Graviola Capsules

Graviola Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the extract of Annona muricata herb. This herb is widely used in the treatment of malignant as well as benign tumors. It possesses anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, astringent, mutagenic, anti-parasitic properties. These capsules are quite useful for the patients suffering from pleomorphic adenoma.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Mahashankh Vati

Mahashankh Vati is a very common medicine for gas, acidity, peptic ulcers etc. According to Ayurveda, the root cause of all problems is the formation of Ama (endotoxins) in the body. Improper diet and lifestyle impair the digestive fire and vitiation of doshas in the body which lead to the obstruction of channels and therefore causes health issues. Mahashankh Vati of Planet Ayurveda is quite effective for the patients suffering from pleomorphic adenoma.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily.

4. Pitta Balance

Pitta Balance Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a unique formulation of natural ingredients that are useful in balancing pitta dosha naturally. It contains cooling and natural calcium compounds to restore the pitta imbalance quickly. Most of the digestive problems occur due to the vitiation of pitta dosha in the body and Pitta Balance Capsules of Planet Ayurveda provides great relief pleomorphic adenoma.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

5. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the extract of Curcuma longa. The active compound present in turmeric is ‘curcumin’. Curcumin capsules have proven efficacy in treating various ailments and are very effective in the treatment of cancer. Its regular use protects the body from the damage caused by free radicals. It is widely used in the treatment of cancers. Its anti-cancer effect is mainly mediated through the induction of apoptosis. Curcumin is capable of preventing free radical formation as well as neutralising the existing free radicals.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

6. Draksha Avleh

According to Ayurveda principles, unhealthy digestion upset the balance of all the three doshas in the body. Ayurveda always emphasises on healthy digestion and preventing the Ama formation. It is widely used for intestinal disorders as it helps in intestinal cleansing as well as relieves hyperacidity. It is also useful in the skin disorders mainly of the Pitta origin. It is useful in abdominal tumors, small tumors, weight loss, fever, for improving strength and immunity and various other disorders. It provides relief in pleomorphic adenoma as well.

Dosage: 5-10 grams with warm water or honey.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Write at - herbalremedies123@yahoo.com, Contact at - +91-172-521-4030 Websites - www.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

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