Natural treatment of Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia


Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia is a rare disease in which there is severe pain in back of the throat, nose, tongue, ear, tonsil area and voice box. This pain remains from few seconds to few minutes. There are repeated episodes of severe pain. In glossopharyngeal Neuralgia is connected to ninth nerve i.s. glossopharyngeal nerve. In this article we are going to discuss about the glossopharyngeal Neuralgia in detail and to know about the treatment in ayurveda with herbal medications. So be with me till the end.



Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia is the condition in which there is extreme pain in the back of the throat, tongue, ear and tonsils. In this condition, the glossopharyngeal nerve (ninth nerve) gets irritated and causes shooting pain in the area. This nerve arises from the brainstem and ends at the jugular foramen. Pain is triggered by sneezing, swallowing, coughing, chewing etc. This condition may also cause fainting, bradycardia, and arrhythmia. Tumors or infections also cause pressing of glossopharyngeal neuralgia and cause pain. Treatment may include analgesics which mainly relieve pain. But when pain is difficult to treat surgery is only the alternative treatment i.e. micro vascular decompression. It is a rare condition of nerve irritation (glossopharyngeal nerve) which causes jabbing pain in the affected part and causes a lot of problems for the patient.


  • Age – above 50 years of age
  • Tumors of throat
  • Side effects of some medications

Pain triggering factors

  • Chewing food
  • Swallowing
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Having Liquid beverages

Ayurvedic aspect of glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

In the ancient era all the rogas (diseases) were managed by Ayurvedic culture and the treatment was effective. Ayurveda treats patients from ancient times and effectively cures them. Due to vata, it causes pain in the back of the throat, tongue, ear, tongue, tonsils etc. Ayurvedic treatment subside the vata and help to balance all the three dosha present in the body and by lifestyle modifications we can maintain a balanced health and enhance life.

Causes of Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

  • Pressing of the glossopharyngeal nerven (growth at the base of skull)
  • Any kind of infection at the affected area
  • Tumors of throat or brain
  • Multiple sclerosis

Symptoms of Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

  • Pain in back of the throat
  • Pain in the back of the tongue
  • Pain in ear
  • Pain in throat
  • Pain in the tonsil area
  • Pain in voice box
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Difficulty in swallowing

Some severe symptoms are

  • Bradycardia
  • Hypotension
  • Arrhythmia
  • Syncope

Diagnosis of Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

  • Medical history (any history of tumors )
  • Physical examination
  • Blood test (to rule out any type of examination)
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • X ray of throat
  • MR angiogram

Treatment of Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

  • Analgesics
  • Anti- seizure medications
  • Anti depressant
  • Microvascular decompression
  • Rhizotomy (nerve is cut)

As there are adverse side effects of allopathy and reoccurrence or dissolving the symptoms of the disease can occur. With Ayurveda we can maintain the balance of dosha to control the disease. Allopathic medicines result in many health complications whereas Ayurvedic medicine provides excellent health benefits with the treatment of disease and the main purpose of Ayurvedic medicine is to diminish a disease with its roots. The concepts of universal interconnection, the body’s constitution (Prakriti), and Dosha are the primary basis of Ayurvedic medicine. Goals of treatment aid the person by eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing resistance to disease, reducing worry, and increasing harmony in life as described by Acharyas Charak and Sushruta in Samhita.Ayurvedic treatment subsides the doshas and help to balance all the three dosha present in body and by lifestyle modifications we can maintain a balanced health and enhances the life.

Ayurvedic treatment of Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a globally recognized firm that provides best herbal remedies to the patients. It extracts pure raw materials from the herb and makes a 100% genuine product with no side effects and the best overall result since 20 years. Planet Ayurveda provides the best Ayurvedic medicines to treat the imbalanced dosha. Its products are pure vegetarian and naturally extracted from the herb and medicinal plant. Planet Ayurveda strictly follows the government guidelines for making their product best. Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified herbal supplements manufacturing company. Planet Ayurveda has herbal supplements which have very high and positive results.

The following herbal remedies from planet Ayurveda are –

  1. Boswellia Curcumin
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Ashwagandha Capsules
  4. Avipattikar Churna
  5. Yashtimadhu Churna

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Product description

1. Boswellia Curcumin

Major ingredients are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (curcuma longa). Boswellia Curcumin is used for brain edema and is best used as an anti inflammatory drug. It has the best effects on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn’s disease and reduces brain edema.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice a day, after a meal with plain water.

2. Yograj Guggul

Major ingredients are guggul (Commiphora mukul), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Pippali (piper longum), Gokhshur (Tribulus terrestris) etc. Yograj guggul helps in joint pain and helps to ease the movement of joints. It helps in eliminating the toxins from the body.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice a day with Lukewarm water.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsule contains 500 mg purified extract. Ashwagandha capsules are used which are beneficial in glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is used for its antioxidant properties, neuropathy due to diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, tonic that enhances physical and mental stamina, immunity booster and nerve tonic that is used  to pacify the nervous system.

Dosage –  1 capsule twice a day after a meal.

4. Avipattikar Churna

Major ingredients are Baheda (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), amla (emblica officinalis), Vidang (Embelia ribes), Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) etc. Avipattikar churna helps in relieving indigestion and constipation. It is also helpful in acidity and heartburn. It helps in urinary problems too and dysuria. It is also helpful in nephritic diseases like kidney stones.

Dosage – 1 teaspoon twice a day with plain water before a meal.

5. Yashtimadhu Churna

Major ingredient is yashtimadhu (glycyrrhiza glabra). It is helpful in respiratory disorders (cough, bronchitis, whooping cough). It has the best results in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, Gastritis, and indigestion. Yashtimadhu churna is best in digestive problems and maintains the food to digest in a proper

Dosage  Half teaspoon once a day with warm water after a meal.


In the ancient era all the rogas (diseases) were managed by Ayurvedic culture and the treatment was effective. Ayurveda treats patients from ancient times and effectively cures them. It is better to take Ayurvedic medicines because it has no side effects with best results over the years and because all the medicines are free from any preservatives and other chemicals that affect your health. Ayurvedic treatment emphasizes on treating the root cause of the condition, it is capable of eliminating the disease permanently. In a nutshell, it can be concluded that with appropriate and timely management of tridosha present in our body, the quality of life of the patient can be improved effectively.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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