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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Essential Tremor Treatment in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies


Essential Tremor is a neurological disorder, i.e. disorder of the nervous system which leads to rhythmic and involuntary shaking. Any part of the body can be affected by it, however the usually affected part is the patient's hands. This trembling can be felt even while doing simple tasks like tying shoe laces or drinking water from glass. Essential tremor is not a life threatening condition but it is progressive in nature which means it worsens with passing time and can become severe if left untreated. Other health conditions like Parkinson’s disease can be confused with essential tremors but no other condition can cause it. People of any age can get affected by it but the most common age group for Essential tremor is 40 years or older. In this article you will get all the information about Essential tremors and its Ayurvedic treatment.

Essential tremor, Neurological disorder


Essential tremor is a neurological condition and a nerve disorder which causes trembling of the body parts like hands that cannot be controlled by the person. It can affect different parts of the body like arms, hands, larynx, head, chin and tongue. In very rare cases the lower body is involved. Essential tremor is not a dangerous condition but in severe cases it can keep one from taking their own care. Usually people are able to live a normal life with this condition but it becomes difficult for them to do daily life chores like dressing, eating or writing. In severe cases tremors can cause disability.


In Ayurvedic texts the tremor is termed as “Kampa” which can occur in different parts of the body. The three doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha govern the functioning of the body and any imbalance in these doshas causes disease. Here the dosha that is out of balance is Vata dosha that leads to this condition.


The major symptoms of essential tremor are:

  • Shaking of vice
  • Head nodding
  • Brief shaking period that one cannot control voluntarily
  • Relief in the tremors on resting
  • Aggravation of tremors while any emotional stress
  • Moving on purpose increases tremor
  • In rare cases you can also see balancing problems
  • Tremors usually start in the one hands


The exact cause behind the Essential tremor is not known. However there are theories that it occurs due to abnormal electrical activity of the brain which is started from the thalamus (a structure located deep in the brain which is responsible for the coordination and muscle activity control. Certain genetic conditions are also found responsible for causing Essential tremor as patients of this condition have 50% chances of passing the responsible gene to the offspring, however children may never show the symptoms. Older people are more commonly affected by it and symptoms worsen with growing age.


Diagnosis of the Essential tremor includes the medical history, signs and symptoms, family history and physical examination of the patient. There are no certain laboratory tests which can diagnose the condition. The process includes mainly ruling out the other possibilities of the tremor. For this certain tests can be done like neurological tests to check tendon reflexes, gait, tone and muscle strength, posture and coordination along with tests for thyroid etc.


There are different medicines that are used in conventional treatment of Essential tremor like beta blockers, anti-seizure medications, tranquilizers and botox injections. Certain nerve stimulation devices are also used as a new treatment option which helps in reducing tremors and increasing muscle response.


Ayurvedic treatment aims at treating the causative factor that is vitiated Vata dosha. This is done with the help of certain Ayurvedic medicines which contain herbs and other natural components which possess natural ability to balance the Vata dosha and treat the symptoms caused due to its imbalance.


Planet Ayurveda is a very well known pharmaceutical herbal company which engages in the production of herbal medicines and products. All the products are produced following the authentic Ayurvedic principles and under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors. For Essential tremor Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies.


  1. Ashwagandhaghan Vati
  2. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  3. Neurogenie Capsules
  4. Musli Strength
  5. Dashmoola Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Essential Tremor

Herbal Remedies, Essential Tremor, Ayurvedic Treatment


1. Ashwagandhaghan Vati

This single herb tablet is prepared using extract of medicinal herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandhaghan vati imparts strength to the muscles and also relieves the overall weakness. It helps in treating the tremors and weakness of muscles.

Dosage - Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

This classical Ayurvedic formulation is manufactured using various bhasmas like Swarna bhasma (Calx of gold), Loh bhasma (Calx of iron), Rajata bhasma (Calx of silver), etc. As per Ayurvedic literatures, neurological disorders are caused mainly due to imbalance of Vata dosha and Vrihat Vata chintamani ras tablets help in bringing back the balance of Vata dosha, hence treating the Essential tremor naturally.

Dosage - Chew 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Neurogenie Capsules

It is a herbal formulation that is formed from two therapeutic herbs, i.e. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). As the name suggests Neurogenie capsules help in treating neurological disorders like Essential tremor.

Dosage - Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Musli Strength

Musli strength capsules are formulated using extract of Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). As the name suggests Musli strength capsule helps in strengthening muscles, and treats weakness of body.

Dosage - Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

5. Dashmoola Capsules

It is prepared using herbs like Bilwa (Aegle marmelos), Patla (Stereospermum suaveolens), Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea), Brihati (Solanum indicum) etc. Dashmoola capsules give strength to the body and improve the overall immunity. These capsules also help in treating the inflammation present anywhere in the body.

Dosage - Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.


Essential Tremors can make a person disable in severe cases as the patient is not even able to take care of themselves due to the tremors. Hence it is necessary to diagnose and treat the condition correctly and timely.

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