Scrofula is a disease of the throat, which occurs as tumours. The patient feels inflammation in the throat and he suffers from fever due to tumor enlargement. Tumor bursts by itself after maturating and pus begins to come out from it. It becomes like sinus. The patient body becomes weak day by day in this disease. It is known as apachi in chronic condition.
Name different languages:
English : Scrofula, chronic limfedenightis
Hindi : Kanthmala, gandmala
Arabic : Gandmala, shrabi gandmala
Bengali : Gandmala, apachi
Gujarati : Kanthmala
Kannada : Ganthmala
Malayalam : Kanthmala
Marathi : Suja gandmala
Punjabi : Kanthmala
Meal and abstinence:
Heavy products, liquid products of sweet and sour juice, milky foods, potato, meat, etc. are harmful for the scrofula patient.
Treatment by different medicines:
1. Coriander: Apply parched gram (sattu) of coriander and barley on the affected part to cure tumor of scrofula.
- Mix 1-4 grams powder of china root with honey and take, it cures scrofula.
- Mix powder of myrabalan chebulie with honey and take, it cures scrofula.
- Mix 100 grams ground seeds of sirus with 200 grams honey and put it in china pot for 40 days. Take 10 grams this medicine with water, it cures tumors of scrofula. Consequently, scrofula does not occur again.
3. Mulberry: Take mulberry syrup to end swelling of the mouth and scrofula.
4. Bustard teak: Mix ground root of bustard teak with water and apply it in the temple, it cures scrofula.
5. Persian lilac:
- Dry its bark in shadow and store it. Grind 5 grams this bark with 5 grams its leaves afterwards boil it with 500 ml water until it remains ¼ parts. Take this decoction and also apply, it provides relief in scrofula and leprosy.
- Apply ground leaves on the scrofula, it is useful.
6. Banyan: Scrofula is cured by applying milk of banyan tree.
7. Sweet flag: Mix powder of sweet flag and long peppers with honey or mix neem oil then smell it, it cures scrofula.
8. Sugar cake: Drip some drops of kerosene in sugar cake and give it to the children of 13-15 years old, it cures scrofula within some days. 2 drops of kerosene should be given to small children and 3 drops to children of 8-12 years old.
- Apply ground bay-berry on the scrofula, It provides relief soon.
- Make the decoction by boiling bay-berry and dry ginger with water and after that take it 2-3 times in a day, it provides relief in scrofula.
10. Coyali: Take ground root of coyali with ghee to cure scrofula.
11. Black peppers: Grind leaves of Negro coffee with 4 black peppers and apply it on the scrofula provides relief.
12. Purple fleabane:
- Grind 6 grams nirvishi, 6 grams purple fleabane and 35 grams marrow of pudding pipe tree then boil it with water. Apply it on scrofula and tie castor leaf upon it, it provides relief.
- Grind 50 grams purple fleabane, 10 grams pure oil and 50 grams ghandak Indian gooxberry together then filter it with the help of cloth. Mix 30 grams Vaseline in it and store it. After that, apply it on the pus tumor, it provides relief soon.
13. Mountain ebony:
- Mix ground bark of mountain ebony and sugar candy with rice water then take, it cures scrofula.
- Mix powder of dry ginger with decoction of bark of mountain ebony. After that, take half spoon this mixture thrice a day, it provides relief in scrofula.
14. Tragacanth gum: Grind fine 2 parts tragacanth gum with 2 parts nankhva and filter it afterwards mix juice of coriander leaves in it. After that, apply it on the scrofula regularly, it provides relief.
15. Katolkand: Mix ground cuber root of katol with water and apply it on the scrofula, it is useful.
- Take 5-10 grams seeds of fenugreek with jaggery twice a day, it provides relief.
- Make the thick powder by grinding 100 grams seeds of fenugreek and store it afterwards mix salt (According to taste) in it. After that, take 1 spoon this mixture with water thrice a day, it provides relief in scrofula or goiter.
- Mix ground seeds of radish with goat milk and apply it on the goiter, it provides relief.
- Grind radish alkaline, shank ash and turmeric 5 grams each together then mix it with water. After that, apply it on the affected part to end scrofula, pimples and disorders of pharynx.
18. Uarking nut tree: Mix 1-2 drops oil of uarking nut and sesamem oil with milk. Take this mixture and also apply it on the affected part, it provides relief in scrofula.
- Mix the powder of its seeds with 2 folds honey and put it on new pot. Close well this pot and put it in sun light for 2 weeks. After that, use 10 grams this mixture twice a day regularly to get relief in scrofula.
- Grind 6 grams seeds of sirus and take it twice a day, it cure swelling of muscles of scrofula. After that, apply ground seeds of sirus on the scrofula, it reduces swelling.
20. Vidangbhed: Grind anant root with vidangbhed and make decoction by boiling it with water. Take this decoction and apply it on the affected part also, it cures scrofula.
21. Alum: Take 2 grams toasted alum with 1 cup hot water twice a day, it provides relief in scrofula.
22. Indian privet:
- Apply its oil on the affected part to cure bones flexibility and scrofula.
- Take 14-28 milliliters juice of its leaves thrice a day to cure scrofula.
- Pour ground root of indian privet in the nostril, it provides relief in scrofula.
23. Glycerin: Mix glycerin with hot water and gargle with it, it provides relief in tonsillitis.
24. Night jasmine tree of sorrow: Grind leaves of night jasmine, bamboo and falgun together then apply it on the affected part for 7 days, it provides relief in scrofula.
25. Myrabalan chebulie: Take 4 grams powder of small myrabalan chebulie at bed time, it provides relief in scrofula.
- Take 8 grams turmeric twice a day regularly to cure scrofula.
- Grind turmeric knots on stone piece and apply it on the affected part for some days, it provides relief in scrofula.
27. Flavieria repanda: Make a poultice by grinding its leaves and toast it with ghee. After that, tie it on the scrofula, it provides relief.
28. Long peppers: Mix powder of sweet flag and long peppers with honey or neem oil. Scrofula is cured by smelling it.
29. Foetid cassia:
- Make a poultice by grinding 10-12 leaves of foetid cassia, alum and rock salt with some water. After that, tie it on the tumour of scrofula regularly, it provides relief.
- Grind 10-12 grams its root with lemon juice and apply it on affected part, it cures scrofula (Small tumour of throat).
- Boil 2 liters juice of Flavieria repanda and 115 grams powder of foetid cassia root with 450 ml mustard oil until oil remains then mix vermillion in this decoction and put down it. After that, apply it on the affected part, it cures scrofula (Small tumour of throat) soon.
30. Cuttle fish bone: Grind cuttle fish bone, seeds of horse radish and dushmool together then heat it. After that, apply it on the affected part to cure scrofula caused by vatta.
- Mix ash of putrag and water celery with mustard oil and apply it on the affected part, it cures chronic diseases of the throat.
- Mix ground mustard with water and apply it on the scrofula, it is useful.
- Grind mustard, linseed, barley, satha seeds and radish seeds together then mix it with whey. After that, apply it on the affected part to end tumors of scrofula.
32. Snack: Apply ground bones of snack on scrofula, it provides relief.
33. Yellow datura: Boil juice of yellow datura on fire until it turns into dark then prepare tablets from it and dry in sun heat. After that, take 1 tablet twice a day for 3 months to cure scrofula properly.
34. Sun seeds: Mix ground seeds of sun with water and heat it. Apply it on the affected part and tie castor leaf on it, it will provide relief in scrofula soon.
35. Pig: Burn hair of front part of pig tail in fire and mix it with oil. Drip it in the nose, it provides relief in scrofula.
36. Chhue-mue: Take ¼ parts juice of its leaves to cure small tumors of the throat.
37. False calumba: Grind false calumba with Indian colocynth and apply it on the affected part, it cures scrofula caused by phlegm.
38. Milk: Mix 12.5 ml lime water with milk and take, it cures decay scrofula.
39. Rice: Mix ground root of pudding pipe tree with rice water and take, it cures scrofula.
40. Lime: Apply filtered water of lime on the decay ulcer, it provides relief.
41. Wild ushava: Take 10-20 decoction of its powder regularly, it provides relief in scrofula.
42. Cyperus: Grind leaves of cyperus, basil and nagarbel with water then take, it cures scrofula.
43. Walnut: Take the decoction of walnut leaves and also wash affected part with it. It provides relief in scrofula.
44. Winter cherry: Grind equal quantity of jaggery with soft leaves of winter cherry and prepare tablets from it (Equal of jhharbery). Take 1 tablet with steal water in the morning and apply ground leaves of winter cherry on the scrofula, it provides relief.
45. Pudding pipe tree: Grind its root with rice water and smell and apply it, it provides relief in scrofula.
46. Prickly chalf flower: Take ash of its root and apply it also on the affected part, it cures scrofula.
47. Soap-nut: Scrofula is cured by applying its paste.
48. Indian gooseberry: Make the powder by grinding indian gooseberry, sarpgandh, tashgandh and arjun bark together. After that, take 2 grams this powder twice a day to cure scrofula.
49. Madar: Mix ground bark of madar root with goat milk and heat it. Apply it on the affected part to suppress or matures tumour of scrofula.
50. Caraway: Mix 2 parts pure flavieria repanda, 2 parts caraway and 1 part parad together then prepare tablets from it (Equal of gram). Taking 1 tablet with curd twice a day provides relief in scrofula.
51. Pomegranate: Boil 1 liter juice of pomegranate leaves, 1 kilogram yellow datura, 1 kilogram cow urine and 500 grams paste of pomegranate leaves with 2 kilograms sesamem oil on fire until only oil remains then filter it after cooling. Applying this oil on the affected part cures scrofula, fistula, leprosy marks, ringworm and black flecks of the face.
52. Linseed: Grind linseed, mustard, sun seeds and makoya 5 grams each together then mix it with water. Heat this mixture and apply it on the scrofula.
53. East Indian globe thistle: Grind root of east Indian globe thistle with its juice and apply it on the affected part, it cures scrofula.
54. Carrot: Mix 310 ml carrot juice with 125 ml spinach juice and take, it cures scrofula.
55. Gum guggul: Mix gum guggul with water and apply it on the affected 3-4 times in a day, it cures tumors.
56. Gum guggul: Taking ¼ parts to1 gram gum guggul with jaggery 3-4 times in a day regularly is useful or gum guggul should be taken with somal, parad and barbering for good result.
57. Gandhviroja: Applying its paste on the scrofula is useful.
58. Sugarcane: Taking 2-4 grams powder of myrabalan chebulie with sugarcane juice provides relief in scrofula.
59. Cluster fig: Grind thorns of leaves of cluster fig with sweet curd and take it with loaf sugar once a day regularly, it cures scrofula.
60. Garlic: Make bandage by coating ground garlic on cloth and apply it on the tumour of throat, it provides relief.
61. Luffa (Louki): Fill water in luffa tumbe for 7 days and store it. Take its water for 7 days to cure scrofula.