Ayurvedic Treatment of Inguinal lymphadenopathy


Lymphadenopathy is abnormality in nodes under various categories like size, number or consistency. Inguinal lymphadenopathy is swelling in the lymph nodes of the inguinal region. In common terms, Inguinal region refers to the groin region. Lymph nodes are part of the body’s immune system, so play an important role in fighting against various infections. Lymph nodes filter out the lymphatic fluid and contain white blood cells which help to fight against infections. Inguinal lymphadenopathy itself is not a disorder but a warning sign indicating that the body is fighting against some infection. So, enlargement of these nodes suggests that there is something wrong with the body which needs to be taken care off.

Inguinal lymphadenopathy

How can it be identified?

Normally, a person can not feel lymph nodes but when enlarged they can be. Sometimes people can feel these swollen nodes themselves as a mass in the groin region. Also, can be identified by a doctor during physical examination.


There are various causes for inguinal lymphadenopathy. It occurs as a feature for numerous disorders or infections like-

  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD)
  • Fungal infections
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Some injury
  • Certain cancers like- testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, leukemia, melanoma.

These swellings can be presented as mobile or immobile, unilateral or bilateral. Unilateral means on one side and it usually indicates sexually transmitted disease or cellulitis. Bilateral swelling means on both sides and is typically found in syphilis.


Commonly present symptoms are-

  • Pain that confides at the area
  • Swelling- normal size is 0.5 to 1 cm in diameter, more than this is considered as abnormal
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • Area becomes warm

Sometimes, these nodes are painless and presented as hard masses located in the groin region. If nodes are immobile, firm as well as painless, it could be a sign of some serious illness and needs medical attention as soon as possible.
Other symptoms that can also be present are- fatigue, night sweats, fever, weight loss.


As earlier mentioned, it is a feature or sign shown by the body for various infections or disease, these diseases can be diagnosed by a doctor by taking the full history of the patient and by physical examination like palpation.

In other cases – biopsy is also needed to rule out the reason behind swelling.
An alternative to biopsy is fine needle aspiration which can also be done to rule out the reasons.
Blood test- Certain blood tests can help to find out any underlying conditions, this include complete blood count (CBC), HIV etc.

Ayurvedic view about swelling of lymph nodes

Swollen lymph nodes are known as granthi shotha. Shotha occurs when there is disbalance of kapha dosha (one of the three doshas vata, pitta, kapha). Also, if there is toxic buildup, the body becomes prone to infection which leads to swelling of the lymph nodes.

Management of inguinal lymphadenopathy with Planet Ayurveda

Basic reason behind inguinal lymphadenopathy is some infection that occurs in the body. Infection can be prevented by strengthening the immune system of the body and balancing the doshas.
Planet Ayurveda provides different combinations of herbal drugs for reducing these swellings and boosting immunity of the body. These formulations are prepared by sticking strictly to classical text and using pure and effective herbs. These products are 100 % vegetarian and free from toxins and chemicals.

Products provided by Planet Ayurveda are

  1. Kanchnaar Guggul
  2. Curcumin Capsule
  3. Giloy Capsule
  4. Septrin Tablet
  5. Immune Booster



Ingredients– Kanchnaar and guggul.
Guggul is resin collected from Commiphora mukul. Kanchnar is a tree also known as Bauhinia variegata. The bark of this tree is useful in treating blockage of lymphatic channels and swelling of lymph nodes. Kanchnar guggul is found effective in tumors especially Hodgkin’s lymphoma like conditions. It also works excellent in benign as well as malignant cancers and various conditions like fibroids, ovarian cysts etc.
Dosage– – 1-2 tablets daily twice, after meals with plain water.

2. Curcumin Capsule

Ingredient– Haridra (Curcuma longa). Haridra(turmeric) is a widely used spice in homes. It acts as an excellent anti-inflammatory product. Curcumin capsules contain extract of haridra which includes 95% curcuminoids. It acts as a very effective supplement for various cancers and tumors because of its anti-septic property and considered as the best supplement along with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is helpful in reducing and stopping growths like cysts in the body. It also Purifies blood and works as a natural antioxidant.
Dosage– 2 capsules two times a day, after meals with plain water.

3. Giloy Capsule

Ingredient – Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia).
Giloy gives wonderful results in all types of fevers. Also, helps to fight infections and boost the body’s immune system. It also decreases the inflammation caused due to infections because of its anti-inflammatory property. This herbal product is very useful in fevers, infections and weak immune systems.
Dosage– 1-2 capsules two times a day, after meals with normal water.

4. Septrin Tablet

An efficacious combination of these herbs form an excellent product to prevent infections. These are the best anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic herbs. They help to eliminate toxins from the body and enhance immunity.
Dosage– 1-2 tablets two or three times a day, with normal water, after meals.

5. Immune Booster

As the name suggests, this product is an excellent immunity enhancer. Amalaki is rich in Vitamin C so great for building long lasting immunity in elders as well as children. Cow colostrum strengthens the immune system and grape seed control oxidative damage and free radicals. It cleanses toxins from the body. Together, all these herbs provide strength to the body’s defense mechanism to fight against diseases and recurrent infections.
Dosage– 1-2 capsules, once or twice daily with normal water.

Contact Planet Ayurveda to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Diet and lifestyle recommendation for swollen lymph nodes

Foods which smoothen the lymph flow in the lymphatic system should be included in diet.
Also, intake of water should be adequate.

  • Green leafy vegetables- spinach, mustard leaves, turnip leaves, broccoli
  • Nuts like almonds, walnuts, coconut etc.
  • Fruits
  • Chia seeds
  • Spices like turmeric, pepper, cloves
  • Avoid red meat, alcohol and processed food
  • Do yoga, morning walk or other physical activities.


Thus, after the above findings, we can easily conclude that Ayurveda can have the most wonderful and amazing effects in the treatment of Inguinal Lymphadenopathy. For further related queries, our Ayurveda experts are always ready to serve you, consult with them and have the treatment at your doorstep safely and securely. Visit: www.planetayurveda.com.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.