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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Herbal Remedies for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)


The main focus of this article is on Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease. The article contains much useful information such as symptoms, facts, risk factors, complications, herbal remedies, diet and lifestyle changes. ALS is a disease that affects the spinal cords and nerves in brain. With the passage of time, the effect of ALS increases. It may shrink your muscle size, produce difficulties when you breathe, eat, and walk. It creates other complications also that are discussed below. To treat the symptoms of ALS, Planet Ayurveda offers many herbal remedies that are natural and pure.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that is related to the nervous system. It affects the cells in the nervous system, spinal cords, loss of control in muscles, etc. It is also called Lou Gehrig's disease. There is no particular cause found by doctors. It is very rare and in some cases, it is believed that it is caused due to family history or inheritance. It affects the muscles that results in loss of control in speaking, movement, breath, and eating. Yet, there is no particular treatment for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The nourishment of the muscles may lose in this disease. When it occurs, the muscles become weak and small. It also affects the spinal cord. It affects young ones, teens, adults, and older people too. The process of the transmission of a message from the brain to the spinal cord may work slowly and in worse cases, a person may suffer from the paralysis that he or she may unable to move.


  1. Muscle twitching in the arm, leg, shoulder, etc.
  2. Stiffness in muscle
  3. Difficulty in swallowing
  4. Muscle cramps
  5. Increased clumsiness
  6. Difficulty in walking
  7. Pain
  8. Difficulty in breathing
  9. Fatigue
  10. Cognitive changes
  11. Muscle weakness
  12. Memory loss


  1. It is started with the muscle weakness.
  2. According to research, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes no pain.
  3. It causes death.
  4. It is very rare and difficult to understand.
  5. There is not treatment found yet in modern medicine system, for ALS.


  1. Age: This disease can attacks at any time at any age. But it usually affects the people with the age of 50 and above.
  2. Gender: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is developed in men more than women.
  3. Heredity: Many people suffering from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have inherited this disease.
  4. Smoking: Due to smoking, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affects the health of women especially after menopause.


  1. Breathing issue
  2. Speaking problem
  3. Dementia
  4. Eating problem
  5. Unable to move


According to research, there is no treatment found yet for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). There are natural treatments that can treat the symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Treatments like herbal remedies, home remedies, and lifestyle changes that are discussed below:

1. Herbal Remedies

Planet Ayurveda offers many herbal products that are very much effective in treating Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease. These products are made with natural herbs under the guidance of Ayurvedic experts. All herbs used in these products are pure and safe. These herbal products are mentioned below:

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules (Withania Somnifera): It is a very useful medicine that is helping in reducing stress, nervous breakdown, etc. These capsules provide strength to our muscles, calm down the system and enhance the mental as well as physical stamina in people suffering from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

    Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily, after meals.

  2. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras: This helps in controlling the functions of the brain, supports mental health, digestion, balance the two dosha that is pitta and Vata. In Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), it is useful in treating shrinkage of the brain. Ingredients include swarna bhasma, rajata bhasma, abhraka bhasma, loha bhasma, pravala bhasma, mukta bhasma, suta bhasma, and juice extracts of Aloe-Vera.

    Dosage: 125 mg twice a day, after meals.

  3. Musli Strength Capsules: These capsules balances the Vata and pitta doshas. This capsule is made from two herbal ingredients safed musli and gokshura. It enhances the circulation of blood and improves sexual stamina in both males and females. It also helps in boosting our immune system.

    Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily, after meals.

  4. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, these capsules are best to treat inflammation of the brain. If people suffering from brain edema, and want to reduce it is important to take the combination of Boswellia curcumin in their therapy.

    Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily, after meals.

  5. Brahmi Ghrita: This juice is available in the form of herbal ghee. It improves learning and speech skills. It also balances all the three doshas. Ingredients include Brahmi, trikalu, shwets and Krishna trivrit, danti, shankhapushpi, nripadruma, saptala, krumihara, and ghrita.

    Dosage: 1/4 to a half teaspoon, once or twice a day with water.

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2. Dietary Tips

People with ALS should always take proper diet which is nutrients-rich and maintains the health. There are some tactics for your caretakers so, that they can do accordingly:

  • Always choose foods that are soft and easy to chew such as bread, rice, boiled eggs, apple sauce, etc. These foods provide protein to your bones and muscles in ALS.
  • Modify the consistency of food by making some puree with the help of blender we can blend meat, fish, and vegetables. So, it becomes easy to eat food.
  • Always try to eat dry food with sauces, dips, chutneys, etc. Because it is difficult for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients to swallow dry food.
  • Taking small-small bites of food that you are going to eat.
  • Increase the number of calories in your food such as avocado, guacamole, nut butter, cream sauces, soups, cheese, etc.
  • Drink smoothies and energy drinks. You can also take fresh fruit juice in order to get nutrients for your body.
  • Drink more water in a day to keep your body hydrated.

3. Lifestyle Changes

  • Keep in touch: It is important to always keep you in contact with others via phone calls, messages, social media, etc. This is important to keep you up-to-date about diseases.
  • Be practical: You need to become more practical. You should always have hand wipes, a piece of equipment or device to raise the toilet seats in your house.
  • Exercise daily: In order to keep yourself fit, it is important to do exercise daily for the betterment of the bones and muscles in your body.
  • Do not take stress: As in ALS, the memory becomes weak and there is a fear of memory loss in ALS. So, it is suggested not to take much stress.
  • Proper hygiene: Follow proper hygiene in this disease in order to keep yourself healthy.
  • Regular walks: You must go for a walk daily in the early morning. It provides peace and keeps your mind calm. This can also freshen up your body.


As we discussed many things on Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease. There is no treatment found, yet by the doctors but we can treat the symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease by herbal remedies. We also discussed various lifestyle changes and home remedies. Planet Ayurveda offers many herbal products that are very beneficial to treat the symptoms of ALS. All the products are made with natural herbs and are pure. It has no side effects.

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