Sialadenitis and Sialadenosis Treatment With Herbal Remedies


Sialaden means salivary glands. Salivary glands are of two types. There are major salivary glands and minor salivary glands. Major salivary glands contain three pairs of glands that are Sublingual, Submandibular, and Parotid glands. There are hundreds of minor salivary glands. They are responsible for the production of saliva which aids in the digestion, and swallowing of food and is antibacterial in function. Sialadenitis and sialadenitis both are abnormalities of the salivary gland. Sialadenitis refers to inflamed (swelled) salivary glands whereas Sialadenosis is an enlargement of major salivary glands.

Sialadenitis and Sialadenosis


Sialadenitis is a medical condition in which there is inflammation of one or more salivary glands. Parotid glands and submandibular glands are more prone to Sialadenitis. It is more common in adults than children. Depending upon the cause of Sialadenitis it can be contagious or non contagious. If Sialadenitis is due to some infection, it can spread through coughing, and sneezing whereas if a salivary gland stone is the cause of Sialadenitis then it is non contagious.

Similarly, Sialadenosis is another disease of salivary glands. Sialadenosis is a chronic, non-inflammatory, non-neoplastic enlargement of major salivary glands, especially the parotid gland. It can be idiopathic or due to obesity, alcohol consumption, liver disease, infection, etc. It is usually painless and bilateral. There are three types of Sialadenosis viz. Granular type, Pale Granular type, Mixed Granular type. Sialadenitis and Sialadenitis should not be ignored and proper treatment should be done so that it can not spread to nearby tissues of your head and neck leading to serious infection.


  • Bacterial Causes: Staphylococcus aureus
  • Viral Causes: Mumps, Parainfluenza, HIV.
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Inadequate water consumption
  • Autoimmune disorders: Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Medications: Diuretics and Antihistamine.
  • Obstruction in salivary glands due to calculi or stricture.


  • Idiopathic
  • Alcoholism
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Malnutrition
  • Acinar hypertrophy
  • Ductal hypertrophy
  • Autonomic neuropathy
  • Endocrine causes: Diabetes Mellitus, Pregnancy.
  • Autoimmune disorders: Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Medications: Antihypertensives, Diuretics and Antihistamine.


  • Enlargement of one or more salivary glands
  • Fever
  • Tenderness
  • Pain in throat while swallowing
  • Decreased saliva production
  • Xerostomia (Dry mouth)
  • Increased thirst


  • Painless enlargement of both parotids.
  • Decreased saliva production
  • Tenderness


  • Physical Examination
  • Imaging: Ultrasound, CT scans, MRI


According to the Ayurvedic Point of view, Sialadenitis and Sialadenitis are due to blockages in channels (stroto avrodh). It is due to reduced agni that causes the production of ama (toxins). Increased Kapha and ama in the body lead to obstruction of salivary glands. It causes inflammation and pain in the salivary glands. Its further aggravation leads to the involvement of Vata, Pitta and rakta (blood) causing symptoms like pain in the throat, fever, tenderness, and dry mouth in Sialadenitis. Sialadenosis can be painless or painful depending upon the doshas’ involvement. Sialadenitis and Sialadenitis can be managed with herbal remedies followed by gandusha (mouthwash), nasya (insufflation) and partisaran (local application).


Treatment for Sialadenitis and Sialadenitis is given below

  • Yogas like Lakshmivilas ras, Sarivadi vati, Khadhiradi vati, Triphla guggul, Gandhak rasayan can be taken.
  • Gandusha (Mouthwash): Mouthwash should be done with the decoction of Guduchu, Nimba, Tila tail, and Honey.
  • Nasya (Administration of nasal drops): Yastimadwadi taila and Ksheera bala taila.
  • Pratisaran (Local application): Local application of Pancha Lavan and Honey.


Planet Ayurveda provides the best combination of effective herbal remedies for the treatment of Sialadenitis and Sialadenosis which are given below. For natural and herbal treatment always look for natural products which contain pure extracts and are formulated under GMP guidelines. Planet Ayurveda products are scientific and certified. They are free from any chemicals, additives, and preservatives. Planet Ayurveda products are formulated by MD Doctors and are 100% natural, pure, and free from side effects. Planet Ayurveda offers the following herbal remedies for managing Sialadenitis and Sialadenosis. Below is the list of herbal remedies for Sialadenitis and Sialadenosis


  1. Curcumin Capsules
  2. Septrin Tablets
  3. Kaishore Guggul
  4. Digestion Support
  5. Gum Care Powder
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1. Curcumin capsules

Curcumin capsules contain curcumin which is an extract of Haridra (Curcuma longa). It is hot in potency and balances all three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Curcumin has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, and anti-carcinogenic properties. The anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin help in decreasing the inflammation in Sialadenitis and Sialadenosis. Curcumin is rich in antioxidants and helps in the detoxification of blood and skin. Administration of a good amount of curcumin helps in decreasing the enlargement of salivary glands due to sialadenosis.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. Septrin tablets

Septrin tablets are herbal formulations that contain Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) etc. Ingredients present in septrin tablets help in opening the channels (Strotas) thereby reducing the inflammation caused due to stones or stricture in salivary glands. Guggul present septrin tablet is granthihara (removes growths, tumours) which helps in reducing enlargement of salivary glands. Turmeric has anti-bacterial properties and reduces infection in salivary glands. Shunthi helps in reducing pain and improves appetite.

Dosage:1-2 tablets once or twice daily

3. Kaishore guggul

Kaishore guggul is an ayurvedic formulation that contains Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Long pepper (Piper longum) and many other herbs. It balances all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). Kaishore guggul is helpful in reducing inflammation and purifies blood. It removes the obstruction from salivary glands. It contains guggul which helps in reducing pain in Sialadenitis.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water

4. Digestion Support

Digestion support is a wonderful herbal formulation that contains Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhania (Coriander sativum), and many other herbs. Herbs present in digestive support stimulate digestive fire and remove ama (toxins) from the body. This formulation is used as an appetiser to improve appetite and to improve digestion. It manages anorexia associated with any type of disease.

Dosage:1 Capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals

5. Gum care powder

Gum care powder is a herbal formulation that contains Sonthi (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), Khadir (Acacia catechu), Karpur (Cinnamomum camphora), Poog (Areca catechu) and many other herbs. The herbs present in this powder are antimicrobial and cleans the saliva. Gum care powder is essential for maintaining good oral hygiene so that your buccal cavity remains free from any microbes that can cause further infection in your salivary glands.

Dosage: Massage your teeth and gums gently with 3-6 gm powder. Rinse the mouth with lukewarm water after 2-3 minutes.

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Salivary glands play a major role in digestion by producing enzymes in our buccal cavity. So it is very important to take care of our buccal cavity. Through proper mouth hygiene and herbal remedies, Sialadenitis and Sialadenosis can be managed properly.

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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.