Herbal Treatment for Vocal Cord Nodules and Its Symptoms

Vocal Nodules Symptoms

The vocal cords are two muscles found inside the throat bearing the same structure such as that of the lips. These cords are vital in producing sounds when people talk or sing. Vocal nodules may develop on either of these two cords or on both of them.

These nodules do not contain fluids, hence, there is no fear that these nodules may burst.

  • At the initial stage, you may observe some patches of tissue with inflammation and irritation in the vocal region. These patches may harden over time forming nodules.

  • Because of the formation of nodules, you will notice changes in your voice, which may become:

    • Harsh

    • Scratchy

    • Hoarse

    • In some individuals, they may experience a delay in the process of initiating the voice.

  • Singers are especially at a disadvantage with nodules because they will experience inconsistency of their voice.

  • The range of the voice is also affected.

  • Large nodules are associated with pain in the neck, and from ear to ear.

  • Lump can be felt in the throat.

  • Large nodules can also be tiresome

  • Body fatigue

Vocal Nodules Causes

  • One cause of vocal nodules is irritation of the vocal cords.

  • This can be due to natural activity associate with the vocal cords:

    • Opening and closing of vocal cords allowing air to enter from the lungs, thereby, producing sound

  • The nodules may occur due to such consistent irritation on the vocal cords, which are at this time, enlarged.

  • The enlargement of the vocal cords will cause the natural ability of opening and closing of vocal cords to delay

  • Also, the enlargement of the vocal cords will affect the conversion of air into audible words

  • The irritation itself is caused by:

    • Excessive shouting

    • Excessive screaming

    • Coughing

    • Singing for a long time

    • Allergic reactions in the throat

    • Stress

    • Heart burn

Vocal Nodules Herbal Treatment

Herbal treatment does not focus solely on one herb. Rather the herbal treatment is a combination of several herbs such as:

  • Sargassum. This is seaweed, particularly the dried alga. It is salty and bitter in taste, and cold. When taken, it is distributed to the stomach, liver, and kidney channels.

  • Thallus laminariae seu eckloniae. It is also bitter and salty, and cold.

  • Fructus aurantii. It is bitter and has pungent smell.

  • Concha arcae. It is the shell of arca subcrenata lische.

  • Radix paeoniae rubra. It has bitter taste and cold.

  • Flos lonicerae or honeysuckle flower.

2 thoughts on “Herbal Treatment for Vocal Cord Nodules and Its Symptoms

  • October 8, 2014 at 2:05 am

    I am 57 year old male.
    1. Lt. Vocal Cord Nodule
    2. Overriding of left way epiglottic fold during phonation
    3. Nodule in the junction of ant 1/3 & posterior 2/3 of vocal cord. Phonatory gap present.
    Would you please let me know specific Fruit / Food / Herb name for Vocal cord nodule treatment

    • January 5, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Vocal cord nodules are small bumps which develop on vocal cord when they rub against each other excessively. Singers, professors and speakers are more prone to it, although it can occur to anyone. Here are following ways to reduce the nodule.
      • Do salt water gargling two to three times in a day.
      • Give rest to your voice. Avoid speaking too loudly and for long hours.
      • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol.
      • Take ginger tea once in a day.
      • Avoid eating spicy food. Eat healthy diet.
      • Drink enough water to keep the body well hydrated.


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