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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Treatment of Encephalitis in Ayurveda


Encephalitis is the most common viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) type I. Aciclovir is mostly used for the treatment of this condition which can dramatically improve condition but the management of autoimmune encephalitis remain uncertain. Many individuals might left with physical or neuropsychological deficits that might require long term treatment. But this condition can be managed naturally with Ayurvedic remedies which will not cause any side effect even when taken for long term and moreover will eliminate the root cause. (4)

Encephalitis, inflammatory condition of the brain, encephalitis syndrome, encephalitis symptoms


Encephalitis is an inflammatory condition of the brain which results from direct infection (acute encephalitis) or innate immune response to an infection (post infectious encephalitis). This is clinically characterized by mild flu symptoms like fever and headache. Along with this person may also have focal or multifocal neurologic deficits. There are incidences that this effects 3.5-7.4 per 100,000 patient per year. The prevalence of this disease is higher in pediatric population irrespective of sexes. (1) (2) (3)


According to the research reviews, children with encephalitis are more likely to be previously affected with chicken pox, herpes, enterovirus, influenza, human herpesvirus 6, measles, arbovirus, etc. The bacterial strain, Bartonella species which is usually associated with cat scratch is considered as important factor for triggering encephalitis. There are some infections that might mimic as viral encephalitis includes sepsis, tuberculosis, fungal and parasitic infections (strains of Naegleria). (1)


Individuals with acute encephalitis may have certain symptoms in the state of unconsciousness such as headache, disorientation and the person might evolve neurological signs within a day or two weeks. Inflammation of the fluid around the brain might become visible on lumbar puncture along with some normal symptoms like fever and seizures.

In more severe conditions or in post infectious encephalitis illness is initiated by respiratory infection for one or three weeks. Some of the primary symptoms includes-

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Stiffness in neck
  • Nausea and vomiting

Progression in symptoms may lead to alter mental status which can be characterized by depression and in worst cases coma.

  • Unconsciousness
  • Trouble in speech or hearing
  • Staggering
  • Hallucinations and confusion
  • Urine retention
  • Loss of vision

Signs and symptoms might vary with age and some of the signs in infants and children might include-

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stiffness in body
  • Irritability
  • Presence of soft spots in skull region of infants (1)


The procedure for diagnosis of encephalitis will include medical history of some previous infections, symptoms and some clinical manifestations like Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, electroencephalogram (EEG) and spinal tap. Doctors may also recommend some blood tests to check the presence of bacteria, virus and studying immune cells.


Complications depends on various factors such as age, cause, severity, weakened immune system, climate and season of the year. In more severe situations the person may develop some complications like persistent fatigue, muscle weakness, paralysis, defective vision, hearing loss, etc. which can lower the quality of life.


According to modern medicine system, symptoms of encephalitis are managed by various combinations which will suppress seizures (anticonvulsants), nutrition through intravenous and in severe conditions patient might be kept on ventilator.


Recovery vary from person to person, severity and cause of the infection. Regular examination will clarify the level of recovery and if the child is in state of coma then he/she may fully remember the conversations at bedside so try to keep bedside talk helpful and supportive. They may have to keep continuing the medication for seizures all lifelong. (1)


Planet Ayurveda is offering 100% pure, natural and vegetarian products for the natural management of encephalitis i.e. Ashwagandha capsules, Boswellia curcumin capsules, Brahmi capsules, Gotu Kola capsules, Septrin tablets, Guggul capsules and Punarnava mandur tablets.

Herbal Remedies for Encephalitis

Herbal Remedies for Encephalitis


1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules have been formulated from standardized root extracts of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha). This is widely used in managing anxiety, depression and it’s a great nervine tonic which soothes nerves and is loaded with anti-oxidants which relives numbness. Ashwagandha effectively relieves nervous exhaustion and helps counter negative adaptogens. These capsules are beneficial in increasing memory and concentration.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

2. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

This Ayurvedic supplement contains pure extracts of two traditional herbs i.e. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). Shallaki possess anti-inflammatory terpenoids called boswellic acid which is helpful in reducing inflammation by suppressing the growth of inflamed tissues and prevents breakdown of the connective tissues efficiently. Curcumin is an active neuroprotective agent which is effective in management of neurogeneerative and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dosage - 1-2 capsulestwo times a day after meals with plain water.

3. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules from Planet Ayurveda have been formulated from standardized extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi is a brain tonic which sharpens the brain, reduces anxiety, headaches and enhances calmness. Antioxidants which are present in abundance helps in flushing of toxins out of the body and nourishing blood cells. It decreases the levels of cortisol which is a stress hormone and regulates the other hormones involved with stress response. Brahmi works significantly in strengthening immune system and help body in fighting against various disease and ailments.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules two times daily with plain water after meals.

4. Gotu Kola Capsules

Gotu kola capsules have been formulated by Centella asiatica (Gotukola) which provides vitality to body, reduces nervous exhaustion and covers lack of concentration. Centella asiatica or Mandukparni is a nutrient rich herb which improves memory and helpful in balancing psychic energies and tridosha effectively.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules two times a day and it is recommended to take it after half an hour of meals with plain water.

5. Punarnava Mandur

Punarnava mandur is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which contains Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Chavya (Piper chaba), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Chitrak Mool (Plumbago zeylanica) and Mandoor bhasma. These capsules are beneficial in reducing inflammation and accumulation of fluid. This herbal remedy works significantly in pacifying kapha and Vata dosha.

Dosage- 1-2 tablets two times a day with plain water.

6. Septrin Tablets

Septrin tablets have been prepared by some enormous natural herbs like Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum) and Maricha (Piper nigrum). These tablets helps in relieving inflammation, boosting immune system and managing symptoms like cold, cough, common cold and flu. Septrin has also done wonders in reducing indigestion and other digestive disorders.

Dosage- 1-2 tablets two times a day after meals with plain water.

7. Guggul Capsules

Guggul capsules have been formulated by standardized extracts of Guggul (Commiphora mukul) which maintains healthy muscles, blood circulation, metabolism and balancing vitiated tridosha.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules two times a day after half an hour of meals with plain water.

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From the above detailed discussion on Encephalitis we can conclude that modern medical system are helpful and can be proved as miracles in cases of emergencies but we need an natural alternative treatment for gentle and natural managemen also Ayurvedahelpsintreatingthediseasefromrootcause.Aurvedic treatment can be a better preference which will eliminate the root cause of the ailment and that too without side effects.



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