This disease is
chatecterised by the enlargement of the thyroid gland resulting
in a swelling in the front part of the neck. Depending upon the
nature of morbidity it is divided into several types .In
ayurveda this is called gladanda.
IT is usually manifested
because of lack of iodine in food and drink. According to
ayurveda this is caused by the aggravation of Kapha and
diminution of pitta.
The swelling of the gland
in the neck becomes visible and the gland at times becomes
exceedingly large, thereby causing difficulty in respiration and
swallowing of foods and drinks.
Kanchanara is the drug of
choice for the treatment of this condition. The bark of this
tree is given to the patient in the form or a decoction. It is
administered in a dose of 30ml,twice daily on an empty stomach.
Kanchanara Guggulu, which contains this drug as an important
ingredient, is popularly used for the treatment of this disease.
It is given in a dose of four tablets three times a day followed
by milk or warm water
Old rice, barley, moong dal,
patola, drumstick, cucumber, sugarcane, juice, milk
and milk products are useful in this conditions.
Sour and heavy articles of food are contra-indicted.