The onset is usually between 3-8 months of life. It is characterized by a combination of salaam spells (sudden dropping of the head and flexion of arms), mental retardation and hyper arrhythmic pattern of EEG (diffuse high voltage slow spike and chaotic activity).
Common Causes of Infantile Spasms
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
- Neuro-cutaneous syndrome especially tuberous sclerosis
- Perinatal infections
- Metabolic disorders
- Localized structural malformations
This infantile disorder was first described by Dr.W.J west because his own child is affected by this disorder. ACTH and corticosteroids frequently help, the course varies from 2-12 weeks, depending upon response. But it is not long- term treatment for this disorder. These medications cause other ill effects to other part organs and systems of the body. Herbs are the natural and safe treatment for this disorder.
Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
Onset is usually in late infancy or childhood, is characterized by mixed seizures hyper including myoclonic, atypical absence generalized tonic- colonic or partial seizures. Intellectual regression is invariable. Very slow background and slow generalized spike- wave discharges are observed on factors such as head injury, anoxia, cardiopulmonary arrest, and post-vaccine encephalopathy and CNS infections.
Drug of choice is valproic acid, benzodiazepines and ACTH but these drugs are not safe for body cells and cause serious side-effects. Prognosis is often unsatisfactory. Learn more about Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
No cause may be identified in a large number of cases. The spasm occurs in clusters usually on waking. Prognosis for mental development is poor.
As per Ayurvedic point of view the three doshas rule our body and a imbalance in their functioning disturbs the whole body function. Vata doshas is more prominent in comparison to other two doshas.
Herbal Treatment for West’s Syndrome and Lennox – Gastaut Syndrome
1. Calm Easy Capsules
Calm easy capsules are the 100% natural product of planet Ayurveda that very efficient nervine tonic. Ashwagandha, brahmi and tagar are amazing herbs of Ayurveda that are used to prepare this wonderful supplement for various nervous system related problems. It is a miraculous stress buster and deals with various brain – related conditions like stress, anxiety, nervous breakdown, epilepsy and mental retardation. It is a very effective formulation that helps to relieve stress and increases stamina naturally. It is good for small children as it helps in the nourishment of neurons. It helps to improve both mental and physical stamina in the body. Brahmi used in this herbal supplement is very amazing herb for brain used in Ayurveda from 1000 years.
Major alkaloids present in this herb helps to aid with mind related problems and helps to sharpen memory. This herb helps to improve transmission in neurons. Anti-oxidant nature of this herb helps to fight against various factors and micro-organisms that cause serious infections in the brain. This herb helps to rejuvenate brain cells, aid with stress and anxiety and helps to improve concentration. Calming effects of Ashwagandha helps to treat major problems related with the brain like anxiety, epilepsy, and seizures etc. it also calms the brain which boost our immune system naturally. Tagar is hypotensive, relaxant, and antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory in nature. This herb helps to treat various conditions like nervousness, nervous attacks, seizures, stress and migraine etc. this supplement helps to improve concentration and grasping power in children.
For Adults :- 2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.
For Children :- 1 capsule two times a day after meals with normal water.
2. Ashwagandha Capsules
Standardized extract of Ashwagandha is used to prepare this incredibly powerful supplement for mental and physical health. Ashwagandha is very amazing herb of Ayurveda used to manage mental stress from many years back. This herbal supplement helps to boost brain functions and used to reduce excessive stress and anxiety naturally. Adaptogen present in this herb is used as a general tonic that helps to relieve both mental and physical stress. Roots of this plant have a very strong aroma that is described as a horse like the smell. Cooling effects of Ashwagandha help to calm the brain and reduce internal inflammation in brain.
Beside this Ashwagandha capsules are also used to treat joint-related problems and helps to reduce inflammation and excessive stiffness in case of arthritis and rheumatoid. This herbal supplement is also good for diabetic sufferers as it helps to reduce high sugar and high cholesterol levels in the body naturally. Anti-oxidant properties of this herb are beneficial to fight against free radicals and toxins that causes serious infections in body and brain cells. This herbal supplement also fight against cancer cells and useful in treating liver problems.
For Adults :-2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.
For Children :-1 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.
3. Brahmi Capsules
Pure extract obtained from herb BacopaMonnieri is used in the preparation of this powerful herbal remedy for brain available at planet Ayurveda. Bacosides present in this herb works wonderfully on brain cells and cope with serious problems that affect brain cells. Hypoglycaemia is the major issue that causes serious problems in small infants, this herb deals naturally with this problem and protects children for risk of serious brain- related problems. This herbal formulation helps to boost our immune system and also good for treating liver – related problems.
According to Ayurveda this herb is very good medhyarasayana- herb that is good for brain cells and functions and used to improve memory and balya – herb used to boost internal strength and immunity in body. Regular use of this herbal supplements helps to eliminate harmful radicals and toxins out from the body. It protect body and brain cells from the damage of harmful radicals. In children is used to enhance memory, improve concentration and to increase grasping power. It pacifies vata and kaphadosha in body. This herb is also Broncho-dilator in nature and used to treat respiratory tract related problems.
Dosage2 capsules twice daily for adults and 1 capsules twice daily for children after meals with normal water.
4. Medhya Churna
It is a fine blend of herbs that are very beneficial for promoting the health of brain cells. vacha, Ashwagandha, ajmoda, shwetajeerak, kirshanjeerak, sonth, maricha, pippali, patha, shankhpushpi and brahmi are the beneficial herbs of Ayurveda used to prepare this powerful blend for a healthy mind. This herbal supplement is used to enhance brain power and improves concentration levels. This amazing herbal supplement helps to nourish brain cells and used to rejuvenate the nervous system.
This product helps to relieve stress and excessive anxiety miraculously. It helps to pacify vitiated vatadosha in the body that is a major cause of many nervous system related problems. Regular intake of this supplement is also used to treat epilepsy and improves mental clarity. This herbal product has great potential to improve memory and to fight against various nervous system associated infections.
For adults- 1 tablespoonful two times a day with normal water after meals.
For children :- ½ tablespoon two times a day with normal water after meals.
All the above mentioned products of planet Ayurveda are prepared by natural herbs of Ayurveda and totally free from any adulteration. Nature and pure extract of herbs are used in the preparation of this miraculous product for nervous system related problems. All these herbal supplements are formulated under the supervision of MD Ayurveda experts. No chemicals, binders, preservatives, colours, fillers, starch and yeast are added to these products. For better results of these products regular intake of supplements is highly recommended.