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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Harlequin Syndrome - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Herbal Remedies

The body consists of central nervous system which control functions such as sweating, skin flushing, and response of pupil to stimuli. Harlequin syndrome usually occurs due some effects on the automic nervous system which causes hindrance in the performance of various functions performed by central nervous system and further leads to asymmetric sweating and flushing of skin on some parts of the body that includes body parts such as face arms and chest.


  • Flushing and sweating of the face,neck and upper chest region
  • This mostly occurs due to exposure to heat
  • Tearing of eyes
  • Nasal discharge
  • Abnormal contraction of pupils
  • Weakness in neck muscles
  • Dropping of one side of upper eyelid


  • Consistent signs and symptoms of the condition can help in the diagnosis so it is done by clinical observation.
  • Sometimes MRI is also suggested by doctors.
  • Tilt table test, orthostatic blood pressure measurement, head-up test, valsalva maneuver, thermoregulatory sweat test, tendon reflex test.
  • In some cases CT scan of the heart and lungs may be suggested by the doctor.


There isn’t any specific treatment regimen for the condition. Surgical intervention is recommended is certain cases. When it’s possible for the doctor to spot the impaired nerve, then the damage can be rectified. In this process, a stellate ganglion block is conducted. For the stellate ganglion block, a local anesthetic is administered; it has been proved that this technique can reduce the duration and the intensity of the symptoms of the harlequin syndrome. Though this technique is rather new, is is quite effective in the management of the disorder.

As we know that there is no particular scientific treatment for this problem also, this can only be cured with the help of natural medicines that are made from herbs.

This problem can only be cured through natural herbal remedies. Planet Ayurveda is known for offering effective herbal treatment for a number of diseases. These are made by using 100 percent pure herbs without addition of any chemical, additive or preservative. Hence, these are free from side effects. All of these are 100 percent herbal. The house also has effective Ayurvedic treatment for Harlequin syndrome.


There is combination of certain herbal medicines stated below:

  1. Curcumin Capsules
  2. Tab. Gandhak Rasayan
  3. Ashwagandha Capsules
  4. Cap. Pitta Balance

Herbal Remedies for Harlequin Syndrome

1. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin capsules are made using pure and standardized extracts of herb curcuma longa. The herb contains beneficial compound cur cumin. Cur cumin is actually a yellow pigment that is also responsible for yellow color of turmeric. The compound is known to have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that will help to deal with this health problem.

2. Tab Gandhak Rasayan

This product is considered excellent to control sweat that occurs on the face, neck and upper chest region. These tables are made using the pure gandhak and sharkara. These tablets are considered highly beneficial to control this problem.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules from the house are made using the pure and standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Hence the name of the product. Ashwagandha herb is frequently used in Ayurveda for a number of health problems. For healthy functioning of nervous system, this herb has an important role to play.

4. Cap Pitta Balance

Aggravation of pitta leads to excessive heat production in the body. It results in excessive sweating in affected body parts. So to control sweating, pitta dosha should be balanced. For this reason, the combination of medicines also consists of pitta balance capsules. The capsules are there to balance the pitta dosha and thus regulate the heat production and in turn control sweating.

Pitta balance is a great source of natural calcium too as it contains natural calcium compounds. The product is prepared using mixture of five important herbs such as Praval pishti (Coral calcium), Akik pishti (Agate calcium), Kamdhudha ras (Calcium compound), Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium) and Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia).

Let's discuss about the dosage and quantity of the above herbal remedies






Curcumin Capsules

Each bottle contains 60 capsules

2 capsules twice a day (with plain water after meals)


Tab. Gandhak Rasayan

Each bottle contains 120 tablets

2 tablets twice a day (with plain water after meals)


Ashwagandha Capsules

Each bottle contains 60 capsules

1 capsule twice a day (with plain water after meals)


Cap Pitta Balance

Each bottle contains 60 capsules

1 capsules twice a day (with plain water after meals)

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Our diet also plays an important role to keep us healthy. To control the symptoms of harlequin syndrome, we should avoid food items that are actually responsible for heat production in our body. A person with this problem should take pitta pacifying diet.

Fruits such as apple, mango, pomegranates, cranberries, figs, grapes, melons, pears, pineapple, prunes, oranges, raspberries, dates are good for pitta dosha. So one may include these fruits in his diet.

Cabbage, asparagus, cucumber, lettuce, Cauliflower, sunflower, cilantro, bell peppers, corn, broccoli, peas and alfalfa are good ones to pacify pitta dosha.

Sweeteners such as fruit sugar, honey can also be taken. Dairy products such as cream, ghee and milk are the best.

Spices such as cumin, coriander, cardamom, mint and turmeric can be used. All these are healthy ones. So always cook your food using these spices. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Caffeinated drinks should be avoided. Excess of Almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts are also bad for pitta dosha. So, these must also be avoided.

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