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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, September 1, 2023

Transient Ischemic Attack Treatment in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies


The heart and brain are the most basic units of our system. If some ask why so? Then obviously without a heart blood cannot be pumped inside a body without blood the body can not survive. Even Ayurveda mentions that rakta (blood) is a factor, that life exists. On the other hand, the brain is the controlling unit of the entire body. Voluntary or involuntary, all types of movements and functions are governed by the all-mighty brain. But there are certain medical conditions that play a major role in hampering the functioning of both the brain and the heart. One such condition is transient ischemic attacks. In this article complete information about transient ischemic attacks is shared along with its Ayurvedic management.

Transient Ischemic Attack, Mini Stroke


The transient ischemic attack also called a mini-stroke is the result of a temporary disruption in blood supply to a particular part of the brain. This disruption results in a lack of oxygen to the brain. As it happens, this situation can result in the appearance of many symptoms similar to a stroke. The symptoms a patient may experience include speech and visual disturbances, numbness and weakness in the face, legs and arms. But the positive part of TIA or transient ischemic attack is it does not last long as a stroke. The symptoms or effects of TIA or transient ischemic attack resolve in minutes to a few hours and fully resolve in 24 hours.


  • TIA has full form as a transient ischemic attack or mini-stroke
  • Sudden onset of focal neurological deficit presumed to be on a vascular basis
  • It has symptoms similar to a stroke but does not last long as stoke
  • TIA has a full resolving time of like 24 hours
  • The condition occurs due to a thrombus which travels from elsewhere and blocks or disrupts the brain supply
  • It can also be caused by pieces of fatty material or air bubbles as well
  • Ayurveda suggests that this condition happens due to Vata and Kapha dosha along with the dushti of rakta.
  • Due to excess of Kapha dosha rakta dushti happens and blocks the microchannels thus finally causing vishma vega of Vata dosha.
  • Usually, the TIA or transient ischemic attack is diagnosed with a MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging)


The causes of this condition are very common according to modern science. These causes are not different from the ones we generally hear in our day-to-day life. These are the following:

  • Smoking– The most common one
  • High blood pressure – Also can be due to smoking
  • Obesity– The third commonest reason
  • High levels of cholesterol
  • Regular intake of large amounts of Liver
  • Irregular heartbeat also called atrial Fibrillation
  • If the patient has diabetes– It has a very bad impact on the circulation 

As mentioned in the key points about TIA or transient ischemic attack, it is the result of aggravated Kapha dosha along with dushti of rakta. This results in blockage of Vata movement thus causing this transient ischemic attack.


  • Complete paralysis of one side of the body (hemiplegia)
  • Double vision, blurred vision along with sudden vision loss
  • The patient may experience vertigo
  • The feeling of being sick
  • The feeling of being dizzy and confused
  • Facing sudden problems with understanding
  • Having problems with balance and coordination
  • Trouble swallowing


Pathophysiology of transient ischemic attack depends on its subtypes. The most common issue which is observed in all types is the transient interruption of arterial blood flow to an area of the brain supplied by the particular artery. The subtypes are as follows:

  • Large artery atherothrombosis
  • Small vessel  ischemic disease
  • Cardiac embolism
  • Cryptogenic


  1. Large artery atherothrombosis - This can be intracranial and extracranial. The mechanism may be a lack of blood flow distal to the site of arterial stenosis.
  2. Small vessel  ischemic disease - The underlying pathology in this case is lipohyalinosis. The commonest risk factor is hypertension followed by diabetes and age.
  3. Cardiac embolism - It is defined as the clot in the cardiac chamber generally in the left atrium and is secondary to atrial fibrillation.
  4. Cryptogenic - This is a cortical pattern of ischemia. This is without any cardiac source of emboli.


  • The incidence of Transient ischemic attack in a population is very difficult to estimate due to other mimicking disorders.
  • But statistics show that about 1.1 per 1000 in the current population of the United States only.
  • The incidence rate Of Transient ischemic attack in India is 119-145/100,000 based on recent population studies.


The diagnosis of transient ischemic attack is done through following ways:

  • Physical examination and tests: Physical examination and tests are performed using a stethoscope, ophthalmoscope and others.
  • Carotid Ultrasonography
  • Computerised tomography (CT) or Computerised tomography angiography (CTA) scanning
  • Echocardiography
  • Arteriography


The purpose of medication in TIA (transient ischemic attack) is to decrease the likelihood of a stroke. As discussed the causes of TIA one can provide treatment for the hyper coagulation going on in the blood. The blood has a tendency to clot called as coagulation which is to be reduced in this case. Rest the medication may also depend on the location, severity and type of TIA. the medicine generally given in case of transient ischemic attack are as follows:

  • Anti platelet drugs: Affect the platelet by reducing their binding capacity to each other.
  • Anti coagulants: Do not affect platelets but have impact on clotting system proteins instead of platelet function

Surgery Procedures For Transient Ischemic Attack

  • Or else surgery can be performed if the carotid artery is moderately or severely this case generally carotid endarterectomy.
  • Angioplasty can also be done on the carotid artery.


As mentioned before Ayurveda understands this condition as a result of vata and kapha dosha vitiation along with presence of ama dosha and rakta dushti. There is a possibility that there is presence of ama dosha only and thus it results in blockage and dushti of rakta dhatu.

The properties of ama and kapha are almost the same, that's why it becomes difficult to differentiate. Though the treatment protocol for excessive kapha and accumulated ama dosha is similar. There is also another possibility that both ama and kapha dosha are present. These bunch of possibilities can vary in different people.

But after these different possibilities there is one thing which is very common in TIA or transient ischemic attack and that is involvement of vata dosha. The ischemic attack cannot happen without involvement of vata dosha. Due to the huge vega of vata the dushit rakta circulates in the dhamniya or arteries or blood vessels and hence ischemic attack occurs due to the impurities present in blood. This blockage can happen anywhere, but when it particularly affects the vessels supplying to the brain or mastishka then it is called a transient ischemic attack.

The causes for this aggravation of dosha and dushti of rakta dhau along with accumulation of ama dosha is the wrong diet a person follows along with wrong lifestyle. A person having a good living style or lifestyle but wrong dietary habits can develop transient ischemic attack. Even in the viceversa situation something can happen. That's why it is very important that one should try to maintain a healthy diet or eating habits along with a healthy lifestyle.

Moving forward, on the Ayurvedic formulations and herbs that can help in this situation. Then mainly kapha anulomaka, vata anulomana, ama pachan and rakta shodhak treatment is done. Sanjeevani vati which is prepared with herbs like vidanga, sonth, pippali, haritaki, amalaki, vacha, guduchi, bhallataka and vatsnabh is used in this condition, Arjun based herbal preparations like Arjun powder, arjunarishta are also used. Some herbo mineral or mineral preparations like vata vidhwansan ras, vrihat vatchintamani ras can also be used. To reduce inflammation, especially haridra preparations are also recommended.


Planet Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic firm that has its own manufacturing unit. The company has stepped its foot in many parts of the world. The manufacturing and production of supplements is done in a classical way so that the standard of the purity can be maintained. The products are totally herbal and do not cause any kind of harm or don’t have any known side effects. All the products by Planet Ayurveda are certified and hence are delivered across the globe. Planet Ayurveda has its exclusive outlets in various parts of India along different countries across the world as well. It is a trusted brand for various herbal health products and keeps purity above money. In case of transient ischemic attack Planet Ayurveda offers following products:



Herbal Remedies for Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Herbal Remedies for Transient Ischemic Attack


1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha Capsules are single herb capsules prepared by Planet Ayurveda. Ashwagandha capsules have only one ingredient and that is ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) itself. The ashwagandha has a very powerful impact on various types of conditions which are related to vata dosha aggravation and also to the decline in the strength of dhamniya resulting in recurrent injuries. Ashwagandha is known to pacify vata dosha and also manage general fatigue. Due to its hot potency it causes heat inside the body thus melts down the accumulations inside as well as outside the blood vessels.  The capsules have impressive results in this condition as well.

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

2. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi Capsules are also single herb formulations manufactured by Planet Ayurveda. Brahmi capsules have standardised extract of herb brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi is a herb which is known for its magical effect on the pacification of vata dosha successfully and thus gives impressive results in transient ischemic attacks. Brahmi is one the medhya rasayana explained in Ayurveda and has effect on sensory and motor functioning as well. Transient ischemic attack leaves the patient with a lot of stress and anxiety as well which is well managed with this herbal preparation. Brahmi is also known as a source of natural stress buster.

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

3. Arjuna Capsules

Arjun Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are very impressive and give brilliant results in various situations like transient ischemic attacks. These capsules are  prepared using arjun (Terminalia arjuna). The arjun is not only having impressive results on heart but on blood vessels and arteries as well. Basically it has its impact on the entire circulatory system.  It has the capacity to eliminate the causative factors in this case. In this the aggravation of kapha and vata dosha is and Arjun helps in balancing these two doshas really well  and provides very good results. The capsules also help in maintaining the good amounts of good lipids in the body and thus removes accumulated toxins from the blood circulation.

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

4. Punarnava Capsules

Punarnava Capsules are prepared using standardised extract of punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). It excretes out excessive volume of water content in the body (acts as a diuretic). But in this its main purpose is to detox the entire blood in the circulation so that the toxins can be easily removed from the body. The herb also possesses anti-inflammatory properties and hence give impressive results in this case. Punarnava is an impressive anti fibrinolytic herb and thus gives great results in dissolving the accumulated clots in this. The capsules are quite impressive and help in dosha anuloma as well.

Dosage: One capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

5. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin Capsules are prepared with standardised extract of herb haridra (Curcuma longa). The curcumin capsules have very impressive results in subsiding various types of infections and also act as anti inflammatory too. Curcumin capsules are prepared from the compound found in haridra which is called as curcumin itself. The haridra is also having some antioxidant properties along with antiseptic and anti allergic properties as well.  The formulation is widely used in many infectious and inflammatory conditions and gives impressive and visible results. The capsules are the patent product of Planet Ayurveda and are prepared under expert guidance.

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

6. Gotu Kola Capsules

Gotu Kola Capsule is also one of the patent formulations of Planet Ayurveda. This has standardised extract of gotu kola (Centella asiatica). This herb is best known for its effect on pacification of vata dosha in the body. Gotu kola is an herb which is termed as the herb for longevity because it not only helps in pacification of vata but also reduces inflammation. The formulation is potent enough to eliminate the toxin accumulation in the body and is best known for its rejuvenating effects. Gotu kola also works by reducing oxidative stress and hence protects the body from damage especially to vessel walls.

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day after meals with Lukewarm water.

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The conditions like transient ischemic attacks are becoming very common these days. Many of the people around you would take a mini stroke as a fun thing but after this article you as a reader know that this can not be taken for fun or can not be ignored. If such a thing happens one needs to improve the quality of their diet and lifestyle. The herbal formulations mentioned above are totally herbal and do not have any side effects. Better to take these formulations under the guidance of your physician.

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