Ayurvedic Treatment for Swollen Lymph Nodes

What are Lymph Nodes and Lymph Glands?

A lymph node or lymph gland is an oval-shaped organ of the immune system, distributed widely throughout the body including the armpit and stomach and linked by lymphatic vessels. Lymph nodes are garrisons of B, T, and other immunity cells. They are part of the lymphatic system, which carries fluid (lymph fluid), nutrients, and waste material between the body tissues and the bloodstream.

Location of Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes may be found singly or in groups. And they may be as small as the head of a pin or as large as an olive. Groups of lymph nodes can be felt in the neck, groin, and underarms. They are packed tightly with the white blood cells called lymphocytes and macrophages.

Swollen Lymph Nodes

What are Swollen Lymph Nodes?

Lymph nodes are small cells surrounded by an outer membrane. The lymphocytes present in the nodes generate antibodies that fight foreign substances and gems. Due to some chronic infections such as inflammation, fever, infection, tuberculosis, cold and cough lymph node starts swelling which is known as swollen lymph nodes. The most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection- viral, bacterial or parasitic.

Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes often swell in one location when a problem such as an injury, infection, or tumor develops in or near the lymph node. The glands on either side of the neck, under the jaw, or behind the ears commonly swell when you have a cold or sore throat. A rare cause of axillary swelling may be breast cancer or lymphoma. The lymph nodes in the groin (femoral or inguinal lymph nodes) may swell from an injury or infection in the foot, leg, groin, or genitals.

In rare cases, testicular cancer, lymphoma, or melanoma may cause a lump in this area. Glands above the collarbone (supraclavicular lymph nodes) may swell from an infection or tumor in the areas of the lungs, breasts, neck, or abdomen.

Diagnosis of Swollen Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes can be diagnosed by biopsy whenever they are inflamed. To diagnose what might be causing your swollen lymph nodes your medical history will be helpful.

Thorough examination of your lymph nodes near the surface of your skin for size, tenderness, warmth and texture is required for its diagnosis.

Certain blood tests may be done to confirm or exclude the suspected underlying condition. The specific tests will depend on the suspected cause, but most likely will include a complete blood count (CBC), which helps evaluate your overall health and detect a range of disorders, including infections such as mononucleosis and leukemia.

Imaging studies like a chest X-ray or computerized tomography (CT) scan of the affected area may help determine potential sources of infection or find tumors. Lymph node biopsy. May be helpful to remove a sample from a lymph node or even an entire lymph node for microscopic examination. An excisional biopsy which removes a portion or all of a lymph node through an incision for analysis is also helpful.

Home Remedies for Swollen Lymph Nodes

Apply a warm, wet compress, such as a washcloth dipped in hot water and wrung out, to the affected area.

You can take pain relievers. Get adequate rest. You often need rest to aid your recovery from the underlying condition. The humble ginger is considered to be highly effective owing to its naturally occurring anti inflammatory properties.

It is most effective when consumed directly after slicing. Clean and slice a small piece of ginger and place it at the back of the mouth. However for those who find it too pungent to consume directly, you can use it as an additive to tea and drink it.

It has been found that a slight degree of dehydration is also beneficial in treating this condition. Another effective solution is to drink a couple of cups of strong black coffee.

Herbal Remedies for Swollen Lymph Nodes

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 from using 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 plain water after meal
  2. Kanchnaar Guggul - Two tablets three times in a day with plain water after meal
  3. Curcumin Capsules - Two capsules twice daily with plain water after meal.

Products Description


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.


Kanchnaar guggul is wonderful herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda which is packed with antimicrobial, anti inflammatory properties. Lymph nodes are the part of immune system. So these herbs help to strength the immune system and quite effective for the treatment of swollen lymph nodes. This herbal product is the mixture of various herbs like Kachnar Bark (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum) and Varuna (Crataeva religiosa). This herbal remedy for swollen lymph nodes is quite effective in the problems of swollen lymph nodes.


Haridra contains a phytochemical named as curcumin which has anti-inflammatory properties. It is quite effective to treat swollen lymph nodes present in the throat and necks.


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