Category: Brain / Memory Health

Ayurvedic Treatment of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

Overview

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a rare disorder of the brain. This disorder is characterized by serious problems with walking (gait), coordination of eye movements (visual disturbances) and body balance (inability to balance the body properly while standing or walking).

People affected by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy experience serious and permanent problems with control of gait and balance, and are also unable to coordinate the movement of their eyes. This uncommon brain disorder also known as Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome generally gets worse with time (it is a progressive disorder), and can lead to life-threatening complications, like pneumonia and difficulties in swallowing. The disorder mostly affects people aged 60 years or more.

The exact cause of the occurrence of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is not known. However, it is believed that the disorder apparently results from damage to or deterioration of the brain’s parts above the ‘nuclei’ nerve cell clusters (that is, the supranuclear parts of the brain). The nuclei affected in this disorder mainly control the body movements, eye movements, and thinking/reasoning ability.

Symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

There are two characteristic symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy :-

  • Inability to balance the body while walking (mostly a tendency to fall backwards)
  • Inability to focus the eyes properly (especially difficulty in looking up or down, and blurry vision).

Besides these two main symptoms, some of the other common signs of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy are :-

  • Swallowing problems (Dysphagia)
  • Speech problems (Dysarthria)
  • Slow and stiff body movements (similar to those noticed in people affected by Parkinson’s disease)
  • Rigidity of facial muscles (immobile, mask-like face)
  • Impulsive behaviour
  • Crying/laughing without reason for prolonged periods
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Frequent falls and injuries
  • Constipation
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Difficulty in taking decisions
  • Lack of problem-solving and reasoning capabilities
  • Poor memory and lack of concentration
  • Lack of interest in day-to-day activities, even pleasurable activities.

Treatment of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

There is presently no effective cure for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Hence, the line of treatment for this condition basically involves the use of various methods which can be helpful in managing the symptoms like stiffness, slowness and balance problems faced by some patients, or the vision, speech and swallowing difficulties faced by other patients.

There are some excellent herbal formulations offered by renowned herbal manufacturing company Planet Ayurveda for effectively managing the symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. These formulations are prepared under the guidance of expert Ayurveda practitioners. For the preparation of these formulations, 100% pure and natural herbs are used.

The herbal remedies for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy offered by Planet Ayurveda are Boswellia Curcumin Capsules, Ashwagandha Capsules, Shilajit Capsules, Giloy Capsules and Hakam Churna.

1. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

The preparation of these amazing capsules involves the use of two potent, widely known herbs Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). Both the herbs together have proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The herbs have immense medicinal value due to the presence of Boswellic acid in Shallaki and Curcuminoids in Curcumin. These ingredients are extremely helpful in managing the potential complications associated with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

The use of Boswellia Curcumin capsules is beneficial in boosting the immune system, supporting healthy functioning of joints, increasing blood supply to joint tissue, enhancing the biochemical structure of cartilage, and keeping the cardiovascular system healthy.

Dosage :- 2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

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2. Ashwagandha Capsules

The standardized extract of the Ashwagandha herb (Withania somnifera) is used for preparing these capsules. The herb has several medicinal benefits and is especially known for its anti-inflammatory action.

People suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy can benefit from the use of Ashwagandha capsules because these capsules can enhance the functioning of the brain, treat inflammation, support the nervous system, keep the heart healthy, reduce metabolic imbalances, make the muscles strong, maintain a balance between mind and body, reduce hypertension, improve overall mental health, and balance the Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas of the body.

Dosage :- 2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

3. Shilajit Capsules

For preparing these capsules, the standardized extract of ‘Shilajit herb (Asphaltum) is used. Shilajit herb has a lot of medicinal value and is considered an excellent adaptogen, restorative, rejuvenative and ‘rasayana’. This herb can also prevent a number of diseases and is a remarkable natural anti-aging supplement.

Shilajit capsules are made from pure and natural Shilajit. These capsules are extremely beneficial in maintaining a healthy mind and a healthy body, rejuvenating brain cells, relieving mental and physical stress, increasing stamina, relaxing the mind, improving the body metabolism, eliminating toxins from the body, strengthening the muscles, treating chronic allergies, enhancing memory and concentration, supporting the immune system, keeping the skin healthy, and purifying the blood.

Dosage :– 1-2 capsules, once or twice a day.

4. Giloy Capsules

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extracts of the Giloy herb (Tinospora cordifolia) which is widely known for its pharmaceutical properties including anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antipyretic, anti-cancer, analgesic, blood-purifying, and immune-modulator properties.

The use of Giloy capsules is helpful in treating various infections, managing inflammation, treating chronic fever, managing gout and cardiac weakness, curing several skin disorders, treating anaemia, managing jaundice, and treating leprosy and different types of cancers.

Dosage :– 1-2 capsules with plain water, two times a day.

5. Hakam Churna

This churna is an amazing herbal powder prepared from a combination of some extremely potent herbs which are widely used in Ayurvedic formulations. The herbs from which this churna is prepared include: Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativaa), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), and Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum).

The use of Hakam churna can benefit the patients of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy because of the ability of its herbal components to relieve pain and fatigue, manage inflammatory and painful disorders, enhance the functioning of the liver, support the digestive system, manage painful joints, treat Cervical spondylitis, balance the body’s Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas.

Dosage :- 3-5 gm of churna with hot water, twice a day.

Conclusion:-

The use of Planet Ayurveda’s herbal formulations can provide relief to people suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy in a safe and natural manner. These formulations are completely vegetarian products, and are free from chemicals, fillers, preservatives, starch, additives, colours, yeast, or binders.

Treatment of Schizophrenia in Ayurveda – Symptoms & Causes

Introduction

This is a kind of disorder that develops slowly and the individual at initial stage do not recognize that they are suffering from this problem but in certain cases this problem can develop quickly. It is a mental disorder that is characterized by delusions, hallucinations and some other cognitive difficulties. This problem is considered as a mental illness that can also be the result of today’s monotonous life in which people keep working like machines with a lot of stress of work on their mind which can affect their behaviors and the way they think.

Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Let’s discuss the symptoms of schizophrenia

  • Delusion
  • Hallucination
  • Thought disorder
  • Lack of motivation
  • Social withdrawal
  • Unawareness of illness
  • Poor expressions of emotion
  • Cognitive difficulties

Ayurvedic Treatment of Schizophrenia

There are many more other symptoms that depend on the intensity of the disease. There can be negative, positive, cognitive and emotional symptoms.

Causes of Schizophrenia

There are various factors that can cause this particular problem. A genetic factor is also considered one of the main reasons. Besides that there are many other facts that are listed below.

  • Chemical imbalance in brain
  • Environmental factor
  • Family relationships
  • Drugs
  • Genetic inheritance

Treatment of Schizophrenia

People suffering from this problem have to deal with it for a lifetime. However, there are some ways to cure the symptoms of this particular disease.

There are three main ways used by doctors to treat the symptoms

  • Psychological counseling
  • Self-help resources
  • Certain medications(anti-psychosis drugs)

There are some of the medications that are most commonly used for Schizophrenia i.e Risperidone (Risperdal), Olanzapine (Zyprexa), Quetiapine (Seroquel), Ziprasidone (Geodon), Clozapine (Clozaril), Haloperidol

Herbal Remedies for Schizophrenia

As we know that there is no permanent solution to this mental disorder. Only certain medications can help in curing the symptoms of this particular problem. But one way in which this problem can be treated is by using herbal Ayurvedic remedies that are formulated by planet Ayurveda with pure and natural herbs that are free from any kind of side effects. Let’s discuss about these herbal remedies for treatment of Schizophrenia

1. Brahmi Capsules

These capsules are formulated for curing brain related problems and disorders. Brahmi herb is used in formulation of this particular capsule. This herb is also known for its usage in neurological problems.

Let’s discuss the benefits of this herb

  • Consists of Antioxidant properties
  • Positive effects on nervous system
  • Helps in increasing brain activity
  • Positive effect on memory
  • Provides relief in symptoms such as depression, anxiety, lack of concentration and schizophrenia.
  • Enhances mental capability of a person

Dosage : 1 capsule two times in a day with plain water

2. Medhya Churna

This churna is formulated by using many natural herbs. Let’s discuss about the ingredients used in the formulation of this churna:

  • Marich
  • Pipali
  • Brahmi
  • Patha
  • Sankhpushpi
  • Sonth
  • Krishna jeerak
  • Shwetjeerak
  • Ajmoda
  • Ashwagandha
  • Vacha

These are the natural herbs that are used in the formulation of this amazing powder that is having versatile properties of all these herbs
Let’s discuss the benefits of this Ayurvedic herbal remedy

  • These herbs consist of properties that improves the patient both mentally and physically
  • This churna is anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, immunomodulatory and anti-oxidant.
  • This proves wonders in the problem of schizophrenia.

Dosage:- 1 pinch of powder 2 times a day or 1 gram two time a day

3. Stress Support

These capsules are formed with three natural Ayurvedic herbs namely Ashwagandha, tagar, Brahmi that are considered beneficial for the nervous system and proper functioning of the brain.

Let’s discuss the benefits of the ingredients of this Ayurvedic herbal remedy

  • The herb tagar is especially known for its cooling down properties. Tagar cools down the nervous system and helps to eliminate the symptoms of schizophrenia.
  • Brahmi helps in proper functioning of the nervous system as it coordinates the functions of nervous system properly and helps the system to work efficiently and improves the mental health of the person.
  • This herb has very positive impact on the brain and nervous system.

Dosage :- 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

These capsules are formulated using the herb known as Ashwagandha (with aniasomnifera) this herb is known to normalize the functions of the neuroendocrine system.

Let’s discuss about the properties of this herb

  • This herb mainly improves fatigue, stress and weakness
  • Has a great positive effect on the nervous system
  • Also contains rejuvenating properties

So these are the natural Ayurvedic herbal remedies that can help in getting rid of this problem and shedding the symptom of this problem properly.

Not only the medication is sufficient, but it is advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle with good diet and personal care. Physical exercise is must and should be done on the regular basis to get free from this problem at the earliest. Regular and proper sleep is suggested.

Dosage :- 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals