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Swollen Lymph Nodes & Glands - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What are Lymph Nodes and Glands?

These are small cells surrounded by an outer membrane called capsule. The lymphatic ducts go in and out of them. The lymphocytes present in the nodes make antibodies which fight the foreign substances and germs. There are other cells also in the lymph nodes called Macrophages which eat away the debris and work as cleaners.

As explained above, the lymph nodes are a battleground where fighting between our immune cells and germs takes place. A bigger organ nearthe stomach called Spleen is another cluster of lymph nodes. When there is a chronic infection, the lymph nodes start to swell. In some cases, there may not be attack by the foreign particles or germs, but our own immune cells start behaving abnormally and attack our own lymph nodes leading to swollen lymph nodes and fever. The modern medical system focuses the use of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids to treat the swollen lymph glands but natural systems like Ayurveda uses herbs like Kachnaar, Guggul, Turmeric (Curcumin) and Ashwagandha to treat swollen lymph nodes. It is very important to make early diagnosis and start immediate treatment of lymphadenopathy (Enlarged lymph glands).

What is Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system in the body is made up of channels and nodes spread all over the body. Lymphe is a tissue fluid surrounding the cells and contains white blood cells (WBC's or lymphocytes), fluid from the intestine (Chyle) and also some RBC's back into circulation through the veins. If the body gets an infection or any antigen or any matter which has to be handled by the immune system, the lymph starts to carry the dead bodies of these infectious germs also, after killing them. The lymphatic nodes become the battleground of the germs (Antigens) and the immune cells (white blood cells).

Major Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes and glands

There are so many reasons and so many locations where the lymph glands become swollen. Since the lymphatic glands are a battle ground for anti-bodies (Immunity ) and Germs ( Antigens), the infection is one of the major reason for enlargement of lymphatic glands.

Major Causes of Lymph Nodes Enlargement or Lymphadenopathy

  1. Abscess in teeth
  2. Ear, Nose, Throat infections
  3. Cold and cough
  4. Skin infections
  5. Gingivitis and tooth infections
  6. Mononucleosis
  7. STD's
  8. Tonsillitis
  9. Tuberculosis

Areas where the Swollen lymph nodes can be felt are:-

  1. Groin - Infections in the lower extremities, injuries in lower extremities hampering lymph flow to upper the body, infection and inflammation of the pelvic organs, pelvic abscess or tuberculosis
  2. Neck - ENT infections, Skin and Tonsillitis, Tuberculosis, lymphomas
  3. Armpit - Lymphoma, Cancer, skin allergies, infections
  4. Chest - Sarcoidosis and lung infections, blood infection, lymphoma
  5. Behind the ears - common cold, allergies, asthma, skin conditions, eczema, measles, mumps, chicken pox
  6. Under the jaw - Tooth infections, lymphoma, skin infections

Swollen lymph nodes caused by complicated diseases:-

  1. Hodgkin's lymphoma
  2. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  3. Sarcoidosis
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis
  5. HIV
  6. Leukemia (Blood cancer)

Drugs like Phenytoin (For Epilepsy) and Typhoid immunization can also cause enlarged lymph nodes.

According to Ayurveda – It is known as Lasika Granthi Shoth.When there will be blockage it will result to swelling.

Herbal Remedies for Swollen Lymph Nodes Glands

Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Swollen Lymph Nodes Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of swollen lymph nodes. These herbal remedies are prepared by the use of best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.


  1. Ashwagandha Capsules - Two capsules twice daily with warm water after the meal
  2. Kanchnaar Guggul - Two tablets three times in a day with warm water after the meal
  3. Curcumin Capsules - Two capsules twice daily with warm water after the meal.

Products Description

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules are miraculous herbal products of Planet Ayurveda. These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of herb Ashwagandha. This herbal remedy for the swollen lymph nodes is quite effective to strength the lymphatic system. It has great medicinal importance in Ayurveda because it is packed with rejuvenating properties. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties help to provide the relief in the cases of swollen lymph nodes.

2. Kanchnaar Guggul

This is a wonderful herbal remedy for swollen lymph nodes in neck, groin, chest, full body, throat, neck, armpit, behind ear, under jaw or in children. Ayurvedic physicians use it popularly for all types of cancers, lymphomas, tonsillitis and lymphatic gland obstructions and to shrink various non-lymphatic growths like tumors and cysts of any body part. This is a herbal remedy made from various plants and herbs which are effective in shrinking all the swollen lymph nodes without causing side effects. Kachnaar is a wonderful plant and the bark of this plant is used in treatment of all types of Swollen lymph nodes due to any reason. The kachnaar guggul tablets contain many other ingredients as well as the bark of Kachnaar tree. Guggul is another tree and the gum resin from this tree is used to make these tablets. The gum resin contains guggulosterones, which are well researched using modern parameters and now proven to possess strong anti-inflammatory properties. The kachnaar guggul is a classical Ayurvedic preparation using several herbs combined together to get the desired results. The Kachnaar Guggul tablets are harmless, with no side effects and are useful in all types of swellings, swollen lymph nodes in any part of the body. They do not contain any chemicals, preservatives, synthetic drugs, steroids or heavy metals as they are made from 100 % plants and herbs only. Similarly other herbal supplements mentioned in the Swollen Lymph nodes healing Package are completely natural.

3. Curcumin Capsules

Along with the kanchnaar Guggul tablets, another wonderful spice from the eastern countries is Turmeric root powder. The Curcumin is a standardized extract of this rhizome of ginger family to yield 95 % curcuminoids ( active component of Turmeric). This is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory substances available in nature. The anti-inflammatory action can be compared to those of steroids and analgesics in modern medicines and several researches are done recently by scientists of various countries to prove this effect. The planet ayurveda curcumin capsules contain purified standardized extract of Turmeric active constituents ( Curcumin 95 % ) giving the maximum benefits in Swollen lymph nodes, Inflammatory conditions like arthritis, joint pains, fever, allergies, recurrent infections, tumors and cancers of all types.

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