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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Herbal Remedies for Dravet Syndrome Management

Dravet syndrome is a tragic and rare epilepsy disorder which stays there for lifetime with the person having it. This syndrome usually begins in the first year of the life of a child presented by prolong and frequent seizures. Dravet syndrome was previously also known as severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy. It is a genetically inherited disorder which occurs due to the mutations in certain genes. In first year only the epilepsy are seen while with the passing time in second and third year of child's life developmental delay and abnormalities in the EEG are noticed.

Dravet syndrome


Dravet syndrome comes under the SCN1A- related seizure disorders and is known as the most severe form between all of other types. Febrile seizures tend to be the first sign that appears in affected infants in which fever is followed by attack of epilepsy. These seizures are usually difficult to treat as compared to its other types. Dravet syndrome also causes other signs and symptoms like low intellect, loss of motor skills, impairment of speech, and difficult movements. Improper working of SCN1A gene is responsible for most of the cases of Dravet syndrome. Familuy history is mostly absent in Dravet syndrome cases however where it is present the gene is inherited in autosomal dominant pattern.


  • Prolonged and frequent seizures
  • Developmental and behavioral delays
  • Different types of seizure attacks
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Impairment of speech
  • Behavior similar to autism
  • Sudden jerking movements in muscles
  • Nutrition and growth related issues
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Chronic infections
  • Integration disorders in sensory system
  • Balancing issues
  • Delayed speech and language learning in children
  • Irregular heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature due to disruption in autonomic nervous system


Improper working of SCN1A gene causes Dravet syndrome. Pathogenic variants or abnormal changes in DNA leads to incorrect working of this gene, even sometimes can completely stop the working of the gene. Changes in the genes of GABRG2, SCN1B, and SCN2A can also result in similar seizure disorders.


Diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical presentation, history, family history, physical examination and certain diagnostic tests. Genetic testing plays an important role in confirming the diagnosis. Medications should never be started before confirming the diagnosis as many medicines causes worsening of the symptoms in Dravet syndrome usually used to treat seizures.


In Dravet syndrome the main aim is to decrease the intensity and frequency of the seizures. As seizures in Dravet syndrome are not like the usual one and are really difficult to control. So the patients of Dravet syndrome are given many anti-seizures medicines in order to control them. Many anti-seizure medicines which are used to control seizures in general are tend to worsen the symptoms hence must be used cautiously when the case is of Dravet syndrome. The conservative treatment of Dravet syndrome causes many side effects as the long use of the anti-seizure medicines and other biological drugs leads to other health problems.

On the other hand, Ayurveda can help you out from this genetic disorder. Ayurveda is the science of life in which diseases are treated by using herbal medicines and natural therapies. Medicines in Ayurveda are derived from nature, be it herbs or minerals. Numerous natural herbs and compounds are present in nature those have therapeutic properties and hence can be used to treat the respective signs and symptoms.


Planet Ayurveda is the renowned herbal pharmaceutical company which offers herbal supplements and medications to treat and manage various complex and chronic diseases. All the medicines manufactured here are prepared from pure and best quality of herbs and are completely free from chemicals, fillers, dyes, additives and preservatives. These properties enhance the efficiency and safety of these herbal medicines. Even the capsule shells used here are prepared from vegetarian cellulose and are very easy on digestive system. These herbal remedies are prepared as per the authentic Ayurvedic teachings and literatures and under the strict supervision of the MD Ayurveda doctors. For Dravet syndrome also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbs that help in managing the condition naturally and safely.


  1. Pitta Balance
  2. Energo Plan Syrup
  3. Neuro Plan Syrup
  4. Brahmi Capsules
  5. Medhya Churna

Herbal Remedies for Dravet Syndrome

Herbal Remedies for Dravet Syndrome


1. Pitta Balance

Pitta balance capsules are very helpful in balancing the increased Pitta in the body and preventing disease caused due to it. These herbal capsules in treating excessive heat, weakness, palpitations, etc. These capsules are prepared from natural calcium compounds that have cooling effects on body like Kamdudha ras, Praval pishti, Akik pishti, etc.

DOSAGE : Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Energo Plan Syrup

This herbal syrup is full of the medicinal herbs that boosts the level of energy naturally. It helps to energizes, restore and rejuvenates the vitality of a person. Various amazing herbs are used in this herbal syrup like Jeevanti, Amalaki, Gokhsur, Ashwagandha, Shigru, Shatavari, etc.

DOSAGE : Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Neuro Plan Syrup

This is the amazing blend of herbs like Brahmi, Mandukparni, Shankhpushpi, Bhojpatra, Jyotishmati, Ashwagandha, etc. These all medicinal herbs have therapeutic action on brain which helps to treat various neurological disorders and helps in managing the signs and symptoms of certain disorders.

DOSAGE : 2 teaspoonful twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules acts as a Brain tonic, increases blood circulation, goes to the minutest level and improves reflexes and enhances healthy functioning of brain. These herbal capsules are prepared from standardized extract of Brahmi herb. These capsules acts as Rasayana that has anti-oxidant property which helps in strengthening the mind.

DOSAGE : 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Medhya Churna

This herbal churna is a combination of wonderful herbs which have therapeutic action on the brain and sensory nervous system. Ashwagandha, Shweta and krishna jeerak, Marich, Sonth, Vacha, Ajmoda, etc. are used in the preparation of this Medhya churna. This medicinal churna is an effective herbal remedy which helps in managing the symptoms of the Dravet syndrome effectively.

DOSAGE : 1/4 teaspoon once daily with 1 spoon of Cow Ghee (Clarified Butter).

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The genetic disorder like Dravet syndrome can be naturally managed if the right choice of medicines is made. Herbal treatment of Dravet syndrome may come out to be the best choice as Ayurvedic medicines given above help in managing the symptoms without posing any danger to other systems of the body, even if taken for long term.

1 comment:

  1. Would love to read testimonial effects for Dravet patients.