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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Treatment of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies


Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is a brief, but extremely critical, stroke-like attack. This brief attack usually lasts only for a few minutes (mostly 2 to 15 minutes), but necessitates immediate medical attention so that it can be differentiated from an actual stroke. TIA is also known as a "mini stroke."

Transient Ischemic Attack

The reason behind the occurrence of a Transient Ischemic Attack is a clot in one of the small blood vessels which carry blood to the brain. The clot is generally a result of the clogging of the walls of the vessels with fat deposits. The clot causes the blockage of the blood vessel, thereby obstructing the supply of oxygen to the brain and hampering the brain function. The clot remains only for a short (transient) period of time at a particular site. After that, it either dissolves or travels up the blood stream.

The symptoms of TIA are similar to those of a stroke, including dizziness, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, and vision problems. Although most of the symptoms of TIA resolve within 24 hours, the ‘mini stroke’ is considered a warning signal for a possible full-blown stroke in the future. People who have suffered one or more mini-strokes have ten-fold higher risk of an actual stroke in future, as compared to people who have not suffered a mini-stroke.

TIA generally occurs in people aged more than 55 years; with men at a comparatively higher risk than women. A high TIA risk is also linked to family history of individual, high levels of ‘homocysteine’ amino acid in the blood, and inherited disorder called Sickle Cell Anemia.


The main cause of TIA is formation of blood clot in a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain. Some of the other causes of TIA are:

  • Family history
  • High cholesterol or hypertension
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Excessive alcohol/drug use
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD). 


The common signs and symptoms of a TIA are:

  • Dizziness or faintness
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty while speaking
  • Difficulty in understanding what others speak
  • Vision changes
  • Balance or coordination problems
  • Abnormal sense of taste/smell
  • Loss of consciousness (in severe cases)
  • Feeling of weakness or numbness on one side of the body (depending on site of the blood clot).


The treatment of TIA depends on the cause behind the occurrence of the condition. Based on the cause, doctors may prescribe the use of medications which can be helpful in lowering the risk of blood clots, or can even recommend an angioplasty or surgery.

According to Ayurveda, TIA can be managed with the help of herbal anti-Vata formulations, and healthy food and lifestyle changes.

Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some extremely beneficial herbal products for managing TIA in a safe and natural manner. These products are:

Herbal Remedies for Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Herbal Remedies for Transient Ischemic Attack

1. Brahmi Capsules

These capsules are prepared from standardized extracts of ‘Brahmi’ herb (Bacopa Monneiri). The herb is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine because of its therapeutic value, and aphrodisiac and memory-enhancing properties.

The use of Brahmi capsules is beneficial for managing TIA because the capsules can promote mental health, regulate blood pressure, improve blood circulation, reduce stress and anxiety, relieve inflammatory conditions, and eliminate free radicals from the body.

2. Arjuna Capsules

For preparing these capsules, the bark extract of ‘Arjuna’ tree (Terminalia arjuna) are used. Arjuna is known for its ability to manage heart problems, high cholesterol, and blood pressure. The herb is widely used in preparing herbal formulations for managing cardiovascular disorders.

Patients suffering from TIA are prescribed Arjuna capsules because of the proven capabilities of the Arjuna herb in promoting heart health, improving blood circulation, controlling high blood pressure and high cholesterol, clearing blockages in the arteries, and managing venous thrombosis.

3. Gotukola Capsules

The preparation of these capsules involves the use of pure and standardized extracts of ‘Gotukola’ herb (Centella asiatica). The herb has immense medicinal value and is known for its ability to promote overall health and well-being.

The use of Gotukola capsules is beneficial for TIA patients because the capsules can support healthy blood circulation in the body, maintain brain health, boost memory, maintain healthy metabolic rate, and balance the body’s three psychic energies --- Satva, Rajas and Tamas.

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

Standardized extract of ‘Ashwagandha’ herb (Withania somniferum) is used for the preparation of these capsules. The potent herb has proven anti-inflammatory properties and is used in several Ayurvedic products.

The use of Ashwagandha capsules can benefit TIA patients because the capsules can enhance heart health, improve brain function, support nerve functions, reduce metabolic imbalances, reduce hypertension, manage inflammation, and balance the body’s Vata and Pitta doshas.

5. Punarnava Capsules

To prepare these capsules, standardized extracts of ‘Punarnava’ herb (Boerhaavia diffusa) are used. The herb is known in Ayurveda for its diuretic properties and its ability to support the elimination of fluids from the body.

The use of Punarnava capsules is very beneficial for managing TIA because the capsules can improve respiratory health, support heart function, treat water retention caused by liver/kidney/heart dysfunction, promote liver health, and maintain the health of the urinary tract.

6. Curcumin Capsules

The key component of these capsules is ‘Curcumin’, which is one of the main active compounds of Turmeric or ‘Haridra’ herb (Curcuma Longa).Turmeric is a common household spice with amazing medicinal properties. It is specifically known in Ayurveda for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions.

The use of Curcumin capsules can benefit patients suffering from TIA because of the ability of the capsules to manage muscular disorders, promote heart health, reduce inflammation, treat muscle pain, reduce swelling/stiffness in joints, manage nerve pain, and treat musculoskeletal diseases.


The herbal products available from Planet Ayurveda for the management of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs. These products do not contain any chemicals, additives, binders, preservatives, fillers, or artificial colors. However, it is advised that patients suffering from TIA should use these herbal products in consultation with an experienced Ayurveda practitioner.

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Q1. Does Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) increase the risk of future stroke?

Ans: Yes. Nearly 50% strokes occur within six months of a TIA.

Q2. Does TIA require medical attention?

Ans: Yes. People who suffer a TIA should be taken to a doctor immediately, for confirming that the condition is only a mini-stroke and not an actual stroke.

Q3. What are the beneficial herbs for TIA patients?

Ans: The herbs that can benefit TIA patients are Brahmi, Arjuna, Ashwagandha, Punarnava, Gotukola, and Haridra.

Q4. Do TIA symptoms cause permanent damage?

Ans: No. TIA symptoms usually do not cause any permanent damage.

Q5. Can TIA be prevented?

Ans: Yes, in most cases, TIA can be prevented by making some dietary and lifestyle changes. Moreover, people at high risk of TIA should get regular medical checkups.

Q6. How can TIA be prevented?

Ans: TIA can be prevented by controlling Diabetes, reducing saturated fat and trans fat in diet, eating fruits and vegetables, limiting sodium intake, exercising regularly, maintaining a wealthy body weight, cutting down on alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, and stopping the use of drugs.

Q7. Are the symptoms of TIA similar to some other conditions as well?

Ans: Yes. Some of the other conditions which can have similar symptoms to TIA are minor seizures, migraine attack, and low blood sugar.

Q8. Can the use of birth control pills (oral contraceptives) increase TIA risk?

Ans: Yes. The use of birth control pills can increase TIA risk because of the affect on the hormones.

Q9. Can a minor brain hemorrhage (slight bleeding in the brain) cause TIA?

Ans: Yes. In some rare cases, a minor brain hemorrhage may cause TIA.

Q10. Is there any specific symptom of TIA?

Ans: No. The symptoms of TIA depend on the part of the brain affected by the blockage in blood supply.

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