Masticatory Muscle Myositis: Herbal Remedies, Diagnosis


Masticatory Muscles are the muscles around the mouth that are involved in chewing. These muscles are composed of myofiber that is not present in other skeletal muscles. In Masticatory Muscle Myositis these muscles are attacked by Dog’s immune system tending them to become swollen and painful. Though it is a fatal disease the prognosis of this disease is favorable if dogs are treated aggressively. Both male and female dogs are equally affected by this autoimmune disease. In this article, we will discuss all the symptoms and causes of this autoimmune disease. Also, we will discuss treatment for this disease in Ayurveda.

Masticatory Muscle Myositis


Masticatory Muscle Myositis is an inflammatory disease of dogs that affects the muscles of their jaw. This is an autoimmune disease that enables the dogs to open the jaw properly. The antibodies specially target the special fibers of these masticatory muscles that lead to this painful condition. Early detection and proper management are required to arrest the progression of this disease. Over time untreated dogs will progress from acute to chronic form of this disease, which is more severe. The symptoms are mild at the initial stage of the disease (such as drooling, fever, and lethargy) that will progress with time in the chronic stage.

Ayurvedic Aspect

The diseases in the Ayurveda that are autoimmune tend to be caused due to excessive aggravation and imbalance of tridoshas or due to Karmaj and Beej dushti. The doshas are balanced in the body of all animals that are responsible for such disorders. Masticatory Muscle Myositis is caused when aggravated Vata dosha along with Kapha and Pitta dosha get settled in the jaw muscles and joints. The process and genesis of occurrence of these fatal diseases are the same, that is due to improper living and diet which is continued without worrying about the consequences. Extra care and comfort are needed while managing such diseases with Ayurveda. Total follow-up and dietary management are a necessity in such cases.


Masticatory Muscle Myositis is an autoimmune disease and is caused when Dog’s immune system attacks the Masticatory muscles. While the attack can be triggered due to

  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Stress
  • Exposure to allergens
  • Allergic reactions
  • Adverse effects of certain medications
  • Environmental toxins
  • Reaction to vaccinations


Symptoms of Masticatory Muscle Myositis include-

  • Swelling in jaw
  • Pain while opening mouth
  • Inability to open mouth (stiffness)
  • Atrophy of jaw muscles
  • Scarring of jaw muscles
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Due to loss of muscle mass, bones become prominent


The autoimmune disease starts from iatrogenic reasons (unknown reasons), but certain diagnostic tests are done to rule out the cause and diagnosis

  • 2M antibody ELISA assay
  • Immunoglobins G
  • Anemia
  • Increase in WBCs

Physical examination-

  • The dog will not be able to open its mouth properly
  • Bad oral condition of the dog


Treatment options for the dogs are

  • Antibiotics
  • Analgesics
  • Corticosteroids
  • Immunosuppressive therapy for a few months to years or lifelong

Herbal remedies for Masticatory Muscle Myositis by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers ayurvedic medicines to manage the condition of the pet with Masticatory Muscle Myositis. Planet Ayurveda is a famous herbal manufacturing company in India. Their products are purely manufactured from standardized extracts of several natural herbs. Also, the company is internationally certified so people worldwide are taking these medications. Medicines are prepared strictly on the guidelines given by the government of India. Planet Ayurveda provides the following listed medicines for the management of Masticatory Muscle Myositis.

  1. Yograj Guggul
  2. Joint Aid Plus
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Brahmi Capsules
  5. Coral Calcium Complex


Masticatory Muscle Myositis

Product Description

1. Yograj Guggul

Yograj guggul is a widely used Ayurvedic herb for the maintenance of the health of the body. The tablets also help to maintain the proper health of bones and muscles. The tablets are prepared from Guggul (Commiphora mukul), and various Vata dosha pacifying herbs. It is the very pure form of guggul that is used to prepare these tablets. It will aid the muscles and joints around the jaw by reducing stiffness, pain, and swelling of the jaw in Dogs.

Dosage– Eat three tablets twice daily

2. Joint Aid Plus

This is a classical patent formation of Planet Ayurveda for the maintenance of normal joint health. This supplement will allow free movement of the Jaw without any obstacles. Capsules are purely made from herbs such as Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shallaki (Boswellia), etc that will balance tridosha in the Dog. This allows healthy muscles and joints in the Masticatory Muscle Myositis management.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily.

3. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are prepared from pure extracts of two main herbs Shallaki and Curcumin. These herbs are widely used in the management of bones, joints, and their associated muscle-related diseases. In Masticatory Muscle Myositis of Dogs, these capsules will manage the Vata dosha and help relieve the abnormal symptoms arising due to an autoimmune attack.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily.

4. Brahmi Capsules

These capsules are prepared from Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), which is a well-known herb for controlling and managing various brain functions and treating several brain disorders. Brahmi can do wonders in this fatal disease of Dogs by easing many abnormal symptoms. These capsules will support and allow maintaining physical and mental energy to cope with the disease symptoms. The dose is recommended by the Doctor when drugs are used for managing Dogs disease.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily

5. Coral Calcium Complex

This herbal formation is a wonderful preparation of Planet Ayurveda to fulfill the calcium requirements in the body naturally. These capsules are used to manage bone- related conditions such as osteoporosis. These capsules will do wonders in managing Masticatory Muscle Myositis in Dogs.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604.


Ayurveda has confirmed possible management and has been authenticated to be the most effective treatment for Masticatory Muscle Myositis without any side effects. Try to manage the disease in its acute stage and not extend the condition to the chronic stage. Thus we can conclude that Ayurveda has better treatment options for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. You can safely treat your pets with these herbal medicines under the guidance of Ayurveda experts. Our talented doctors are treating various pet disorders very efficiently.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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