Gandamala – Meaning, Symptoms, Treatment


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Gandamala is a pathological condition which presents as swelling in the neck. While Galaganda is a single swelling occurring on the side of the neck, gandamala is a series of similar swellings in the neck which looks like a garland of swellings.

Meaning of Gandamala

Ganda means a swelling having the shape of button, boil, pimple, cheekbone, bubble or bladder. Mala means garland.

Garland of swellings around the neck is called Gandamala.

While Master Charaka has confined these swellings to the neck, Madhava Nidana treatise mentions other regions too where swelling is manifested.
Read – Charaka – Shotha Chikitsa 12th Chapter

Definition, Pathogenesis

As already mentioned, according to Charaka, Gandamala is formed by multiple swellings around the sides of the neck.

Aggravated kapha and meda (fat) cause many swellings which suppurate slowly and…

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