Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis (IGM)

An uncommon condition involving the breast is known as Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM), which is considered as an autoimmune benign disorder of the breast that might be mistakenas two common breast disorders, breast carcinoma and breast abscess. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is non-malignant, chronic inflammatory breast condition. This disease usually affects women of child – bearing age with a history of using oral contraceptives.


What could be the Causes of Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis?

Currently its exact cause is not clear. According to its histology it is considered to be an autoimmune reaction.

  • Its other causes believed to be caused due to:
  • Elevated prolactin levels
  • Infection with unidentified pathogens.

Ayurvedic View

Ayurvedic views it to be caused due to imbalance of any three energies main energies (vata, pitta and kapha) in the body which are responsible for health, imbalance in the results in any diseased condition. Ayurveda has mentioned it as stana vidhradi mainly due to pitta and kapha dosha.

What are its Symptoms?

Patient suffering from this condition generally consists of a hard lump in one breast without any sign of a systemic disease. Lesions might vary in size, commonly firm, tender, ill defined, and unilateral but bilateral has also been reported in few cases.

Other symptoms likely to be seen are

  • Nipple retraction or in rare case peau d’orange – like changes.
  • Pain and inflammation of the overlying skin
  • Nipple discharge
  • Fistula
  • Enlarged lymph nodes

Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis


1. Kachnar Guggul

The Kachnaar Guggul is a classical herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda that is prepared with the amalgamation of some amazing herbal extracts. All these herbs in combination make it a beneficial Ayurvedic medicine in all types of swellings. It is able to shrink all the swollen lymph nodes without causing any side effects.

Kanchnar one of its ingredients is good to maintains healthy tissues. The gum resin obtained from.

Guggul consists guggulosterones, which is found to retain strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Amalaki is has anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties and is also a good immune modulator.

All properties of is herbs has made it a beneficial Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis.

Herbs Used:

  • Kanchnar (Bauhinia variegata)
  • Triphala [Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)]
  • Trikatu [Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum) and Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)]
  • Varun (Crataeva nurvala)
  • Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Tejpatra (Eletteria cardamomum)
  • Shudh Guggul (Commiphora wightii)

Dose: 2-5 Tablets 2 times a day, after meals, with plain water.

2. Neem Capsule

Neem capsules are very efficientmedicine to purify blood. It is a strong antioxidant that boostsImmune system and also anti-bacterial. It is even an amazing cure for skin inflammation. It is formed with use of Neem herb. This a beneficial Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis.

Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Neem is an herb filled with so many medicinal properties. Neem is most powerful blood-purifier and detoxifier.

Dose: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

3. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia – Curcumin capsules are herbal production of Planet Ayurveda, prepared from the pure extracts of Boswellia and Curcumin that has been combined together into a single supplement. These herbal capsules are effective remedy to reduce inflammation. This a another beneficial Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis

Herbs Used-

  1. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata): Boswellia herb have boswellic acids that is capable of fighting inflammation
  2. Curcumin (Curcuma longa): Curcumin is another very useful herb strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Dose: 1-2 capsule twice daily, after meals with plain water.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

These herbal tablets are tremendous rejuvenator. Efficient Ayurvedic medicine to eliminate toxins out of body and lessensthe inflammation. This also act as beneficial Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis
Sulphur (purified) (Shuddh Gandhak)

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

5. Nirgundi oil

This is an incredible herbal oil formulation that brings relief from all kinds of pain. It is very rich in vitamin C. An effective oil for inflammatory conditions and useful for treatment of lymph node enlargement. This oil is very useful. This a beneficial Ayurvedic Treatment for Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis

Nirgundi (Vitex negundo):

Nirgundi is very useful herb for female ailments. It has mild topical analgesicas well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant property.

  • Til Oil (Sesamum indicum)
  • Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Haldi (Curcuma longa)
  • Kalihari (Gloriosa superba)

Method of Application: Nirgundi oil is used for external application only. Apply over the affected area once or twice daily or as directed.

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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