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NK/T-Cell Lymphoma in Nose

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

NK/T-Cell Lymphoma in Nose

NK/T-Cell lymphoma in nose is a rare lymphoid neoplasm which in the past has been grouped with a variety of granulomatous diseases. It is almost associated with Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). The disease can occur in patients of any age but is most common in persons between 40-50 years of age. In some cases, the problem may masquerade as a local indolent ulcer or chronic sinusitis for many years. In this condition, extensive local tissue destruction and inflammation can cause perforation of the palate or nasal septum which is spread to the nasopharynx, oral cavity and paranasal sinus. It may also cause retinal detachment. Central nervous system involvement is rare in this case. This lymphoma remains localised in the nasal primary site in many cases with little documented nodal spread. The disease tends to metastasize to the skin, gut, testis, ovaries and muscle. Bone marrow involvement is not common.


Extra-nodal NK/T-cell lymphoma is usually found only in the area around the nose when it is diagnosed. This means it is most often at stage 1E or stage 2E, where E stands for extra-nodal. Some people have more widespread lymphoma (stage 3 or 4) when they are diagnosed.

Symptoms are:

  • Blocked nose

  • Weepy eyes

  • Swelling on the face

  • Problem in swallowing

  • Problems in the teeth


T-cell lymphomas are rare. So, according to modern medicine, it is difficult to determine which treatment will give the best outcome.

Modern treatment includes radiotherapy of the areas affected by lymphoma particularly if the lymphoma is localised to the area around the nose. If the lymphoma is widespread as in the stages 3 and 4, then patient is likely to have chemotherapy alone but it is common for extra-nodal NK/T-cell lymphoma to relapse after being its remission. Sometimes lymphoma doesn’t respond to the treatment.


Treatment of lymphomas in Ayurveda is very in-depth and holistic in its approach as the treatment does not focus on the malignancy but on the entire system as the whole body must be returned to the harmony for the disease to be treated permanently and not recur elsewhere. The body must be purified of the toxins that cause the cells to attack the body. The main target of Ayurvedic treatment is to control the production of kapha dosha in the body and to make immune system strong and to boost the strength of the debilitated patients. There are a number of herbs mentioned in Ayurveda for the treatment of lymphoma. These herbs do not cause any side effects or complications like mucus dryness or increasing pitta dosha in the body.​

  • Kachnaar Guggul

  • Graviola Capsules

  • Curcumin Capsules

  • Giloy Capsules

  • Immune Booster Capsules

  • Swaran Vasant Malti Ras

Herbal Remedies for NK/T-Cell Lymphoma in Nose

1. Kachnaar Guggul

Kachnar Guggul of Planet Ayurveda is prepared from the bark of Bauhinia variegata tree. It also contains a detoxifying remedy known as Triphala which acts as a detoxifying herb for the whole system. There is an excellent role of kachnar guggul for lymphoma, malignant cancers, metastatic tumors, swollen lymph nodes, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and other conditions including the cellular growths. Ingredients of Kachnar Guggul are:

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

2. Graviola Capsules

Graviola Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from Annona muricata herbal extract. Graviola is a very useful herb as every part of this plant whether leaves, bark or fruit have medicinal properties that has made it suitable in various conditions. It has been used traditionally since centuries for anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant properties. It brings quite relief to the patients suffering from lymphoma because of its immense benefits.​

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Curcumin Capsules

Over the last several years, there has been increasing interest in turmeric and its medicinal properties. A lot of research is available on turmeric which claim that turmeric possesses anti-cancer properties. Its anti-cancer effect is mainly mediated through the induction of apoptosis. Curcuminoids present in turmeric are capable of both preventing free radical formation as well as neutralising existing free radicals thus curcumin Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are highly effective in treating T-lymphoma in nose.​

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

4. Giloy Capsules

Giloy Capsules are prepared from the pure extracts obtained from the herb Tinospora cordifolia. It is described as 'Amrita' in Ayurveda because of its immense medicinal properties. Giloy is anti-pyretic, digestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous and an excellent blood purifier. It is used in all types of cancers as well because of its anti-oxidant properties hence very useful in T-cell lymphoma of nose.

​Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

5. Immune Booster Capsules

Immune booster capsules of Plantbased Ayurveda is a wonderful combination of various useful herbs that are mentioned in Ayurvedic texts for increasing immunity as well as for providing other health benefits too. These capsules enhance the body's metabolic rate, flush out all the toxic and unwanted materials from the body and clean the body system completely.​

Ingredients of Immune Booster Capsules are:

  • Grape seed

  • Cow colostrums

  • Bhumi amla

  • Green tea

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

6. Swaran Vasant Malti Ras

Swaran Vasant Malti Ras is an Ayurvedic medicine used for immunity enhancer, useful in chronic fatigue, general weakness etc. It mainly balances kapha dosha in the body.

​Ingredients of Swaran Vasant Malti Ras are:

  • Gold Bhasma

  • Pearl Bhasma

  • Purified cinnabar (an ore of mercury and sulphur)

  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)

  • Kharpara (rasaka)

  • Purified mercury

  • Purified sulphur

  • Trikatu (pepper, long pepper and dried ginger)

  • Copper bhasma

  • Iron bhasma

It contains juice extracts of:

  • Solanum xanthocarpum

  • Datura metel

  • Picrorhiza kurroa

  • Lemon juice

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

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