Laryngitis is known as inflammation of the larynx. Symptoms may include a hoarse voice, fever, cough, pain in front of the neck. It is categorized as acute if it lasts less than three weeks and chronic if symptoms last more than three weeks. Acute cases occur as viral upper respiratory tract infection. Chronic cases occur due to smoking, tuberculosis, allergies.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Laryngitis?
The signs & symptoms related to chronic laryngitis are:
- hoarse voice
- dry or sore throat
- frequent throat clearing
- increased saliva production
- the sensation of swelling in the larynx region
- cold or flu
- a feeling of lump in the throat
- swollen lymph nodes in throat, chest, face
- general muscle pain
- shortness of breath
- changes in pitch and volume of voice
What are the Causes of Chronic Laryngitis?
Chronic laryngitis can be infectious as well as non-infectious in the origin. It generally develops in response to either an infection, trauma to vocal folds or allergies. It may also be caused by more severe problems such as nerve damage, sores, polyps, hard, and thick lumps on the vocal cords. Acute laryngitis is caused due to bacterial, viral, fungal infection and trauma. Chronic laryngitis is caused by allergies, reflux, & auto-immune disorders.
Ayurvedic view of Chronic Laryngitis?
In Ayurveda, chronic laryngitis is correlated with “Svar bheda”. It is the disease of pranavaha srotas (respiratory system), caused due to vitiation of vata and kapha dosha affecting the rasa dhatu.
What is an Ayurvedic Treatment of Chronic Laryngitis?
In Ayurveda, there is an effective & best treatment for chronic laryngitis. Chandigarh Ayurveda center provides the best way to cure chronic laryngitis by using “Chronic laryngitis go kit”. The kit contains six products- Cough powder, Cough go tablet, Kaphaketu rasa, Kantha sudharak vati, Amrit Tulsi Rasa.
All products description in detail:
1. Cough Powder
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre Detox premium powder is safe and natural. The herbs & minerals used for the preparation of this churna show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, immuno-modulator properties. The different ingredients used for its preparation are Talisaadi Churna, Abhrak Bhasam, Lakshmi vilas ras, Yashti madhu churna, etc. It provides effective result in chronic laryngitis.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with honey.
2. Kaphaketu Rasa
Kaphaketu Rasa is an Ayurvedic preparation containing Shankha Bhasma, Suddha Tankan, Shuddha Vatsnabh, Long pepper, and Ginger juice. This is very beneficial in chronic laryngitis and treats chronic cough, headache, rhinitis, etc.
Recommended dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.
3. Cough go Tablet
Cough go tablets consists of ingredients like Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), Laxmi vilas rasa, Abhrak bhasam, Tankan bhasma. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, immuno-modulator properties thus widely used in respiratory disorders, throat problems, cold, cough, & chronic laryngitis.
Recommended dosage: Take a tablet twice a day with lukewarm water.
4. Amrit tulsi Rasa
Amrit tulsi rasa consists of five types of Tulsi Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum gratissium, Ocimum canum, Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum citriodorum as main ingredients. It shows antioxidant, anti-aging, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antiseptic, anti-flu, anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-toxin properties thus widely used in chronic laryngitis.
Recommended dosage: Take two drops in half cup of water twice a day.
5. Kantha Sudharak Vati
The ingredients used for the preparation of the Kantha sudharak vati are Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Karpura (Cinnamomum camphora), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Lavang (Syzygium aromaticum), Javitri (Myristica fragrans), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi).
This is prepared from soothing and expectorant herbs thus relief all throat problems. It gives very effective results in chronic laryngitis.
What is the Panchakarma Treatment in Chronic Laryngitis?
According to Ayurveda, the accumulation of Vata and Kapha in the respiratory tract and the digestive system are responsible for breathing problems. Panchakarma therapies are very effective in cleansing the body toxins and removing doshas which clears up any obstruction in the respiratory Channels.
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides the best Panchakarma treatment for chronic laryngitis. Following therapies are recommended :
1.Shastika Ahali Pinda Sweda
In this procedure, the Shastika shali rice is cooked in kwatha & dugdha. The pottalis are prepared with these ingredients. After that, with the help of these pottalis the patient affected area is massaged. This procedure balances the kapha and pitta dosha.
2. Patra Potali Pinda Sweda
In this procedure, we heat or oil fry the leaves of the medicinal plant tied in a bolus to provide heat to the affected area of the body parts. Thus accumulated kapha removed from the body and also balances the vitiated vata dosha.
In this procedure, medicated oil is retained on the chest wall which gives a positive influence on the heart chakra which in turn has a beneficial effect on the mind and gives strengthening effect to the heart muscle. This therapy nourishes, strengthens, balances heart function, and rejuvenates the heart. This procedure specially helps in all respiratory tract problems.
Healthy Tips & Diet in Chronic Laryngitis
- Avoid cold and damp places.
- Go for morning and evening walk for at least 30 minutes.
- Avoid tobacco, wine, smoking, overeating.
- Keep rooms well ventilated.
- Avoid perfumes, incense sticks, mosquito repellants
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat foods with omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish like salmon, sardines and some plant sources like, flaxseed- are believed to have a number of health benefits.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Yoga improves the strength, flexibility, and capacity of the lungs, the three necessary components of overall fitness. Yoga therapy improves lung functions and reduces the frequency of exacerbations. It emphasizes conscious breathing and includes relaxation. The yoga poses beneficial in chronic laryngitis are Shirshasana, Dhanurasana, Chakarasana, Bhujangasana, Suptavajrasana, etc.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.