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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Essential Tremors And Its Ayurvedic Management


Vata, pitta and kapha are three humours of the body as per Ayurveda. Balance of all the three results in proper health whereas disturbed and imbalance of the same has been regarded as a state of a disease. And also there are a number of disorders that purely get their origin from a single dosha and there are others that can have two or all the three doshas involved in the origin of the disease. In Ayurveda, there are around eighty diseases that are purely due to the vata dosha vitiation. Essential tremors is the main topic of this text. And we shall see about it in a little detail. Essential Tremors are also known as benign tremors and idiopathic tremors. It is a neurological problem characterised by involuntary and rhythmic relaxations and contractions. As all the tremors or bodily movements are governed by the vata dosha, therefore the condition of essential tremors finds its root in the vitiated vata dosha. In the following text we shall have a look at the condition in accordance with the modern system of medicine and traditional system of Ayurvedic medicine as well. We shall also see some of the treatment or management protocols as well. So stay tuned!!

Essential Tremors And Its Ayurvedic Management


Essential tremors is a neurological disorder that causes rhythmic and involuntary shaking of the body or a part of the body. The condition leads to increased shaking of the body parts even during the simplest tasks. Such as shaking hands while drinking water and holding a glass of water. The condition is usually not dangerous but the condition gets worse over time. The condition is not life threatening but everyday things and tasks affected are such as dressing, writing, eating and combing. The tremors can gradually increase with time and may result in disability. In Ayurveda, the condition of Essential Tremors is correlated with Vata dosha vitiation as Vata dosha governs all the movements of the body in and out. Therefore, increased vata causes Essential Tremors.

Causes Of Essential Tremors

  • The condition of Essential Tremors has no known aetiology.
  • Some of the text says altered genes are the cause of Essential tremors.
  • Another theory suggests misconnection of the cerebellum and other parts of the brain.
  • There are also chances of a family history of Essential Tremors. It means the condition is inherited from parents to the children though the possibility of developing the condition is fifty percent.
  • Environmental factors and toxins.

Signs And Symptoms

  • Tremors get worse with activity
  • Caffeine and stress can intensify the tremors
  • Worsening of the tremors with age
  • Certain medications can also lead to worsening of the tremors
  • There may be a little improvement in tremors after a little consumption of alcohol
  • Most of the time tremors are in hands
  • Difficulty in performing simple tasks such as writing, eating or holding or using tools
  • Voice may be shaky as well
  • Head nodding

Diagnosis Of Essential Tremors

  • Medical history
  • Clinical grounds

Medication Of Essential Tremors

  • Caffeine should be avoided.
  • Proper rest and sleep is necessary.
  • Beta blockers like propranolol, timolol and nadolol.
  • Anticonvulsant - primidone, topiramate, gabapentin, levetiracetam
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Clonazepam, mirtazapine
  • Theophylline
  • Ethanol


  • Botulinum injection
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Occupational therapy

Ayurvedic Management

As the condition is caused due to vitiated vata dosha, pacifying the dosha will cure the condition as well. Therefore, the management protocol of Essential Tremors is pacification of vata dosha.

  • One teaspoon of castor oil can be infused with warm milk for consumption.
  • Massage with mustard oil pacifies vata dosha.
  • Consumption of garlic on a daily basis balances vata dosha.
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa), shunthi (sonth) (Zingiber officinale) powder can be mixed with milk and water for drinking.

Herbal Remedies for Essential Tremors by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is an esteemed GMP certified, ISO 9001:2015 certified and US-FDA registered Ayurvedic Company, which adhered to the aim of manufacturing quality Ayurvedic products as mentioned in the various ancient texts of Ayurveda. formulations are manufactured without additives and preservatives and other kinds of chemicals or artificial flavouring agents which have a number of side effects on the human body. Products prepared at Planet Ayurveda are pure and do not contain any kind of adulteration. The products are purely organic and vegetarian and gluten free. Planet Ayurveda presents its various products which are helpful in Essential Tremors.

Following is the list of formulations that are effective in managing the condition of Essential Tremors:

Products List

Ayurvedic Treatment For Essential Tremors

Products Description


Ashwagandha capsules are enriched with the properties of the herb ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) that is also a rasayana. The herb pacifies the vata dosha. And helps in maintaining the good health of the neurological system. As it pacifies the vata dosha, it is beneficial in controlling the involuntary shaking and contractions of the hand or other parts caused by Essential Tremors.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.


Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras is a classical ayurvedic mineral formulation. The ingredients of the formulation are Rajata Bhasma (silver calx), Swarna Bhasma (gold calx), Loha Bhasma (iron ash), Abhrak Bhasma (mica ash), Suta Bhasma (compound of purified mercury and purified sulphur), Mukta Bhasma (pearl calx) and Pravala Bhasma (coral calcium). It also has juice extract of Aloe vera. It is helpful in demyelinating conditions of nerves. It is useful in neuropathies. It alleviates the condition of neuritis. It is helpful in Essential Tremors as it diminishes and minimises the tremors by its great properties for vata pacification.

Dosage: One twice a day to be chewed.


Neurogenie capsules are composed of the herbs which are medhya and promote and improve neurological functions as per Ayurvedic texts. The formulation contains the herbs brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). As these are beneficial in promoting muscle health and nerve conduction and their coordination. Therefore, Neurogenie capsules are providing relief from the tremors due to its nerve and muscle coordinating properties.

Dosage: One capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.


Musli Strength Capsules are filled with properties of gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum). Both the herbs pacify vata and pitta dosha. It strengthens the muscles and improves nerve conduction. By balancing the vata dosha it inhibits involuntary shaking of the hands and other parts of the body. Thusis beneficial in Essential Tremors.

Dosage: One capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.


Dashmoola Capsules are composed of the roots of ten medicinal plants. The plants and trees include bilva (Aegle marmelos), patla (Stereospermum suaveolens), shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), agnimantha (Clerodendrum phlomidis), gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), prishniparni (Uraria picta), brihati (Solanum indicum), shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum), kantakari (Solanum surattense), gambhari (Gmelina arborea). Dasmoola is known to possess a number of functions such as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic and other various activities. Dashmoola pacifies all three doshas. As the condition is caused due to vata dosha, Dashmoola here helps in strengthening the nervous system and symptoms associated with it. It pacifies vata dosha and reduces tremors and alleviates other symptoms as well. It is pivotal in tremors.

Dosage: One capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.

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Essential Tremor is a problematic disease of unknown aetiology. In Ayurveda, the condition is considered to have originated due to vata dosha vitiation. Though the condition is not life threatening and grows gradually, the problems it causes are intolerable. So the management is necessary as soon as the diagnosis of the condition has been made. Conditions may get worse overtime and can ultimately result in disability. There are medications available in the contemporary system of medicine but these medicines can cause some serious ill effects on the other systems as well as they provide relief as long as a person is consuming them. Whereas Ayurvedic herbal management is far from the side effects and the condition is managed from the root cause that is vata dosha vitiation. The condition is managed by vata dosha pacification as per Ayurvedic texts with the herbs to pacify the dosha. The products mentioned above are efficient in balancing and managing the condition of Essential Tremors.

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