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Chronic LaryngitisAyurvedic Treatment for Chronic Laryngitis - Medicines, Home Remedies and Diet Charts

In laryngitis, the laryngeal mucous membrane is swollen, congested and coated with mucus which makes the throat system vitiated and patient can feel troubling with voice. Chronic laryngitis occurs as a result of repeated attacks of acute laryngitis so patients must address when its in acute phase so it does not becomes a chronic ailment. Since the larynx is responsible for producing voice, laryngitis naturally affects the voice of the individual and it can be seriously troubled in patients so awareness is the key here. Therefore, chronic laryngitis has been called swarabhed in Ayurveda, the word swar means voice and bhed means breaking and its as per terminology of ayurveda medicinal science. You are welcome to contact Nakra Ayurveda Hospitals and Herbals Pvt Ltd to avail our Free Online Ayurveda Consultation for Chronic Laryngitis.

Causes of Chronic Laryngitis

Excessive use of the voice (for talking or singing), especially in a dusty atmosphere, often leads to chronic laryngitis and any such harsh / repeated usage has to be avoided. Heavy smoking, exposure to chemicals, poisonous fumes and harmful gases can also cause this disease so patients should avoid the itake of these allergens as well. Breathing from the mouth and obstruction of nasal sinuses can precipitate chronic laryngitis while in some cases other respiratory diseases, such as influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis and common cold can cause chronic laryngitis and with medical supervision, good prescription can be received which shall enable holistic healing on all the aspects. 

Symptoms of Chronic Laryngitis

  • - Hoarseness of the voice

  • - Irritation of the throat

  • - Spasmodic cough

  • - Fever in some cases

  • - Difficulty in swallowing

  • - Swollen lymph nodes

  • - Change in voice or loss of voice

  • - Pain in throat

Ayurvedic Chronic Laryngitis Treatment

Vataj swarabhed (caused mainly by vitiated vayu) is marked by harsh, loud, vibrating voice and pain around the larynx and thus patients must not mistake it for any other diseased condition. Pittaj swarabhed (caused mainly by vitiated Pitta) is indicated by thirst, fever and burning sensation in the laryngeal region as is also evident from the signs of pitta dosha. Staggering or obstructed voice indicates kaphaj swarabhed (caused mainly by vitiated kapha) which aggravates during night and alleviates during the day and here as well all kapha signs are very much evident. Sannipatik swarabhed is caused by vitiation of all three doshas and therefore have mixed characteristics of all he three dosha - vata, pitta and kapha and its often the most complicate as well when it comes to treatment of the same. Swarabhed caused by emaciating diseases like tuberculosis is called kshayaj swarabhed and is generally accompanied by mild fever, weakness and weight loss because when body is going through such aggressive illness types then it becomes extremely important to do rest and have a good diet. Medoj swarabhed caused by the vitiation of meda dhatu (fat tissue) has similar features like kaphaj swarabhed but patients also experience excessive thirst and patients must drink only warm water for best health benefits. The treatment for swarabhed involves certain therapies with the addition of antibiotics, blood and lymph cleansing herbs so its holistic health benefits are achieved. 

Diet & Lifestyle Advice for Chronic Laryngitis

  • - People who need to use their larynx a lot in their occupations should take care not to overuse it and always lay emphasis on having warm items instead of cold items. They should refrain from cold food items and cold atmosphere as both these things can immediately affect the larynx so it can be very much troubling for the patient.

  • - Those who get exposed to chemicals and toxic fumes should protect themselves from such toxins so that their larynx does not get affected and they always stay healthy because its only be protecting ourselves from allergens we can protect our body.

  • - Doing Pranayama (especially bhramari pranayama) regularly improves circulation in the larynx, removes unwanted mucus from the cavity and strengthens the vocal cords so all yoga are highly beneficial and such pranayama in particular help our body a lot on many aspects. 

Home Remedies for Chronic Laryngitis

  • - Boil 4-5 glasses of water in a pan and then remove from the flame so its not much heated in excess. Add 2 drops of chamomile essential oil, 2 drops of thyme essential oil and 2 drops of lavender essential oil to it and here make a note of all the specified quantities. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the fumes so you get to have the maximum benefits.

  • - Mix freshly grated ginger, licorice root powder and honey in equal amount so its a good enough paste. Swallow 1 teaspoonful of this mixture 2-3 times a day for best health benefits and also it can be added with a pinch of black pepper (kali mirch) powder for overall good paatability.

  • - Mix half a teaspoon of black pepper (kalimirch) and 1 teaspoon of butter for best health benefits as both of these are good for larynx. Consume the paste for relief from hoarseness and the relief is almost instant as its very good home remedy for larynx. 

  • - Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of hot milk for relief in chronic laryngitis because turmeric always is good as anti -inflammatrory agent besides easing all the infections. 


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