Larynx Cancer – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment
Laryngeal cancer, also called laryngeal cancer, is cancer of the voice box located in the throat. Most laryngeal cancers begin in the glottis and are made up of squamous cells; therefore, these cancers are called squamous cell carcinomas. Men are four times more likely than women to get laryngeal cancer. People who smoke and drink alcohol are at greater risk, as are workers exposed to sulfuric acid and asbestos. Hoarseness in the voice, a lump in the neck, coughing and breathing problems are common symptoms of this condition. Radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy are the standard line of treatment for this disease.
Ayurvedic treatment can be given for laryngeal cancer in addition to the standard treatment available. Medicines used in this condition are Kanchnaar-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Maha-Manjishthadhi-Qadha, Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Pippali (Piper longum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) , Behada (Terminalia bellerica), Sunthi (Zinziber officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). Medications that act on the dhatus (tissues) ‘Ratka’ and ‘Mansa’ are helpful in this condition. These include drugs like Patol (Tricosanthe dioica), Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Patha (Cissampelos pareira), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Triphala (Three fruits), Nimba (Azadirachta indica) and Kutaj (Holarrhina antidysentrica). ). The drugs mentioned above are useful in treating the original tumor and preventing its spread to other parts of the body. Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata) is used in high doses to prevent the tumor from spreading through the lymph nodes. Similarly, Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) and Saariva are used to prevent the spread of tumor cells in the blood.
Also, drugs like Abhrak-Bhasma, Heerak-Bhasma, Suvarna-Bhasma, Suvarna-Malini-Vasant, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Samudrashosh (Argyreia speciosa), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Nagbala ( Grewia hirsuta) and Musli (Asparagus adscendens) are used to improve body immunity, reduce tumor size, prevent or reduce side effects of modern treatments, improve quality of life and improve overall survival. It is important to note that all of these patients must be under the care and supervision of an oncology team.