Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan



Ears are sense organs which help to listen to the sound. It is categorized into 3 parts:- First one is the external ear, second is middle ear and the third is internal ear. Internal ear executes two vital functions:-Balance the body equilibrium and convert the waves into electrical energy which is transferred by auditory nerves to the brain. Abnormality of the inner ear leading to dizziness is known as vestibular hypofunction. This condition causes unbalancing of the body. So today we will read about the vestibular hypofunction in brief in this article and describe the management of this condition in the Ayurvedic aspect in detail.

vestibular hypofunction


Vestibular hypofunction is a condition of the internal ear that is characterized by improper balance, troublesome concentration, disequilibrium and dizziness. It is caused by certain medications, infections, poor circulation in ear, trauma, nutrition deficiency, toxic substance, congenital condition etc.


  • Idiopathic:- Mostly it is caused by an unknown cause.
  • Calcium debris deposition in the
  • Recurrent infection:- In some cases this disease is related to certain infections like Herpes simplex virus,  Cerebellitis, Encephalitis, Borrelia infection, Lues, Neuritis, Meningitis and Behcet’s disease etc.
  • Metabolic/Toxic:- Some cases are due to toxicity of Furosemide, Amikacin, Aspirin, Antibiotics, Alcohol, Gentamicin, etc. Deficiency of some nutrients like vitamin B12, Folate and also linked with Styrene and Hypothyroidism poisoning.
  • Autoimmune condition:- Susac’s syndrome, Celiac disease, Colitis, Sarcoidosis, Polyarteritis nodosa, Sjogren’s syndrome, Cogan’s syndrome, etc.
  • Genetic mutation:- Mutation chromosome 11q, 5q, 22q, 6q, DFNA-9, DFNA-4, DFNA-11.
  • Neurodegenerative condition:- Ataxia, Superficial siderosis, Polyneuropathy, Multiple system atrophy, etc.
  • Congenital condition:- Alport syndrome, Usher syndrome, Enlarged vestibular aqueduct, Turner syndrome.
  • Trauma:- Head injury, Iatrogenic.
  • Other ear infection:- Otosclerosis, Meniere’s disease, Labyrinthitis and Cholesteatoma.


  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Poor balance
  • Vision problem
  • Unable to keep or maintain posture
  • Difficulty in walking in crowded area
  • Vertigo
  • Oscillopsia
  • Psychiatric or psychological symptoms
  • Cognitive defects


  • Rotatory chair test
  • Head impulse test (HIT)
  • Audiometry
  • Dynamic visual acuity test (DVA)
  • Torsion swing test
  • Caloric test
  • Cerebral imaging
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP)
  • Blood tests


  • Meningitis
  • Neurosyphilis
  • Cerebellar syndrome
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Congenital malformations
  • Post binaural cochlear implantation
  • Cogan’s syndrome
  • Sequential vestibular neuritis
  • AIED (Autoimmune inner ear disease)
  • Temporal bone fractures


  • Manage the etiology of vestibular hypofunction
  • Antiemetics
  • VRT (Vestibular rehabilitation therapy)
  • Vestibular suppressants
  • Yoga for maintain balance
  • Surgical procedure


In Ayurveda, we can correlate vestibular hypofunction with bhrama in which vata and pitta dosha is vitiated and involvement of Raja guna. These factors affect the mind or brain and lead to the cause of bhrama. Brahma is described under the context of fainting (Murcha) that means loss of consciousness. That’s why bhrama is differ from murcha because a person with bhrama feels only spin or thing rotating around her or him. Bhrama is triggered due to disturbed balance or equilibrium of the body because of problems in the inner ear. It is caused by excess intake of vataj and pittaj diet like spicy, sour, fried, oily foods and excess stress and vitiated vata and pitta dosha and raja guna and develops the signs and symptoms of Bhrama which is closely related or resemble with vestibular hypofunction.


In Ayurveda, treatment for bhrama is consume ghee or oil (Medicated sneha), therapeutic purgation, head massage, pouring of milk or medicated oil over head, paste formed from herbs can apply over head, medicated nasal drops, and filling oil into the ear (Karna Purana). Planet Ayurveda also provides herbal remedies for vestibular hypofunction which is very effective and described below.


Planet Ayurveda is the company which manufactures various types of herbal remedies for various disorders. The company follows the strict rule of the Ayurveda given in the ancient Samhita. All the herbal medicines are 100% pure, natural and vegetarian. All the Ayurvedic medicines are GMP certified and there are no added chemicals, yeast, additives and preservatives. All the medicines are safe to consume and very effective in various diseases. Planet Ayurveda provides herbal remedies for Vestibular hypofunction which is given below:-

  1. Boswellia+Curcumin
  2. Guggul capsules
  3. Neurogenie capsules
  4. Indian valeriana
  5. Memory support

Vestibular Hypofunction

Herbal Remedies for Somatoform disorders


1. Boswellia+Curcumin

It is a polyherbal capsule containing haridra (Curcuma longa) and shallaki (Boswellia serrata). It is katu (Pungent) and tikta (Bitter). It is laghu (Light), ushna (Hot) and ruksha (Dry). It alleviates kapha dosha and vata dosha. It acts as an astringent, digestive, and anti-diabetic. It is very good for skin and helpful in blood formation. It contains vitamin A, minerals, volatile oils, protein and a rich amount of carbohydrates. It is a known anti allergic, diuretic, antioxidant, anti bacterial and carminative. It is indicated in blemishes, burns, liver diseases, autoimmune disorders and acne. It contains anti cancer properties which inhibit the tumors of colon and skin. It is also helpful in cuts and bruises because it is a natural antibiotic. It is an effective remedy for wounds, inflamed joints and sprains.

Dose:- 2 Capsule twice daily

2. Guggul capsules

It is a single herbal capsule made from guggul (Commiphora mukul). It is bitter in taste but hot in effect. It pacifies tridosha- Vata, pitta and kapha dosha. It is light, dry, unctuous, sharp and sticky in nature. It contains magnesium, volatile oil, iron, calcium and silicon dioxide. It is used in various joint problems like gout, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It reduces pain, swelling and tenderness of the joints. It is alternative, anti atherogenic and has antihypercholesterolemic properties. It is anti lipemic as well as anti inflammatory. It is very beneficial in obesity. It lowers serum triglycerides and cholesterol levels. It stimulates expectancy, and is immunostimulant and promotes menstrual discharge.

Dose:- 1 Capsule twice daily

3. Neurogenie capsules

It is a polyherbal containing ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). It is sweet, astringent and bitter in taste. It is slightly hot and light in effect. It is a pacifier of all the three doshas- vata, pitta and kapha dosha. It is a tranquilizer, a muscle relaxant, an antipyretic, an anticonvulsant, carminative, digestive and a good blood detoxifier. It is a choice of medication for vitiated vata dosha that governs the nervous system. It possesses various antioxidants and enhances learning power, memory and concentration. It binds the brain to bring cognitive functions and intellectual pursuits. It is indicated in splenomegaly, asthma, senile debility, skin diseases and ulcers. It has salutary effects in depression, insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, insanity, hysteria and mental retardation. It is beneficial in all types of epilepsy.

 Dose:- 2 Capsules twice daily

4. Indian valeriana

It is a single herbal capsule made from tagar (Valeriana wallichi). It is bitter, astringent and pungent in taste. It is light and slimy in nature and hot in potency. It balances tridosha-Vata, pitta and kapha dosha. It is a wound healer. It is indicated in psychiatric disorders, intoxication, epilepsy, eye problem, skin diseases, headache and colic abdominal pain. It induces good sleep. It is a good appetizer, digestive, carminative, analgesic, antispasmodic and antihypertensive. It soothes the mind and provides strength to nerves and prevents seizures.

Dose:- 1 Capsule twice daily

5. Memory support

It is a poly herbal capsule containing brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), vacha (Acorus calamus), etc. It is described as expectorant, good for the throat and a nervine tonic. It is sweet, bitter and pungent in taste and slightly hot, sharp, light, and dry in effect. It is an antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and wound healer medicine. It improves the complexion, relieves problems of the eyes, acts as a spermatogenic and an antacid agent and is also an effective general tonic. It alleviates kapha and vata but aggravates pitta dosha. It is a potent psychopharmacological agent having a positive effect on the memory and the learning process. It acts as an antiepileptic and antihysteric and possess carminative, digestive, diuretic and mildly sedative properties. It is very beneficial in anxiety, depression, mental retardation, stupor, syncope and epilepsy. It is useful in anorexia, chronic gas trouble, hypertension, sluggishness of the liver and also in skin diseases. It improves the voice, promotes body weight, allays fatigue and excessive thirst.

Dose:- 1 Capsule twice daily


In this article we read about the vestibular hypofunction in which the inner ear is not working properly which leads to an unbalanced system and develops various signs and symptoms. In Ayurveda, we correlate this disease with Bhrama. Herbs like brahmi, shankhpuspi, amalaki, guduchi, jatiphala, mulethi, ashwagandha, are very effective in this condition. Herbal remedies like Neurogenie capsules, Indian valeriana, Memory support works excellent in this disease.

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Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a new term formerly called vulvovaginal atrophy, atrophic vaginitis or genitourinary atrophy. GSM is a chronic, developmental, vulvovaginal, sexual and lower urinary tract infection. Many of these symptoms can be attributed to a lack of oestrogen, which causes menopause. It is a chronic progressive condition that occurs mainly in postmenopausal women and it is seen in many premenopausal females as well. Low oestrogen can cause hormonal and anatomical changes in the genitourinary system; genital dryness, dyspareunia and decreased lubrication are the most common and bothersome symptoms. These can have a significant impact on the quality of life (QOL) of affected women, especially those who are sexually active. In this, we will discuss causes, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and about Ayurvedic herbs.

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause


Vaginal atrophy is a condition that occurs with painful, dry, and thinning of the genital area epithelium in women due to the decrease in oestrogen in the body. The GSM (vaginal atrophy or atrophic vaginitis) usually affects people during the transition period into adulthood. These can have a significant impact on the quality of life (QOL) of affected women.

Causes of Decreased Oestrogen Level

  • Postmenopausal
  • Perimenopause
  • Breastfeeding
  • Decreased Ovarian Function
  • Ovariectomy
  • Using contra
  • Post Medical Treatment or Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Hormone Therapy Side Effects


  • Burning sensation in the vagina
  • Dryness of vagina
  • Itching in the genital area
  • Discharge from vagina
  • Burning micturition
  • Burning leucorrhoea
  • Urine urgency
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Recurrent infection of the urinary tract
  • Frequent urination
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal lubrication decreased during sexual intercourse
  • Tightening and shortening of the vaginal canal

Risk Factors

Pregnant women and AFABs (women who have been allowed to give birth) often develop genital atrophy as their bodies generally produce less oestrogen. However, other factors can reduce oestrogen levels and cause genital atrophy. These include

  • Birth control pills
  • Immune disorders
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Breastfeeding
  • Decreased ovarian functioning due to chemotherapy
  • Medications that contain antiestrogen properties
  • Removal of ovaries (Oophorectomy)


  • Pelvic exam- A shortened or narrowed vagina, dryness, redness and swelling, loss of stretchiness, whitish discolouration of the vagina, Vulvar skin conditions, vulvar lesions and vulvar patch redness
  • Vaginal pH (acid test)
  • Pap test
  • Urine sample
  • Vaginal infection test

Ayurvedic Overview

In Ayurveda, we can associate genital atrophy with an imbalance in the tridoshas (vata, pitta and Kapha) because symptoms can occur in all three doshas. Age is divided into three stages: Balyavastha (childhood), Madhyamavastha (adulthood) and Vridhavastha (old age). Kapha are dominant in childhood so their bore is more unctuous, soft and delicate and they are rarely angry hence they are blessed. Pitta is dominant in adult age and vata is dominant in old age because menopause occurs before this stage begins. For women, age 50 is entering menopause, which means that women’s menstrual activity and symptoms decrease as they age.

Herbs used in Vaginal Atrophy

  • Guduchi- it reduces vaginal dryness. Applying guduchi oil to the herbal tampon and placing it on the genital area is effective in reducing dryness.
  • Aloe Vera- it is used to wash the vagina to reduce dryness
  • Turmeric- has an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory action
  • Triphala- it is used to clean the vaginal area to prevent infection
  • Honey- has antifungal properties
  • Fenugreek- helps to increase oestrogen levels and also prevents dryness
  • Virgin coconut oil- is used to moist the vaginal area to prevent dryness

Some Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is the manufacturer of various Ayurvedic medicines made from pure herbs beneficial for human ailments. Planet Ayurveda strictly follows all Ayurvedic principles described in ancient Ayurvedic books. All these drugs are GMP-certified and are 100% vegetarian. It is safe for humans to use and has no side effects. Contains no preservatives, additives, chemicals, or yeast. Planet Ayurveda offers herbal remedies for genital atrophy

Products List

  1. Kamdudha Ras (Moti Yukt)
  2. Shatavari Capsule
  3. Yashtimadhu Ghan Vati
  4. Female Health Support
  5. Chandraprabha Vati
  6. Ashokarisht

Herbal Remedies for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

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Product Description

1. Kamdudha Ras (Moti Yukt)

It consists of Mukta Bhasma (pearl calcium), Shankh Bhasma (conch shell), Praval Bhasma (coral calx), Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia), etc. Mukta bhasam is sweet, has cold potency and is easily digested. It is a virya vardhak, Pitta and Kapha nashak, and pushtikar. Shankh bhasma pacifies all three doshas. Praval bhasma, commonly known as Moonga and is used in the prevention of calcium and oestrogen-deficient bone loss and is also beneficial in bleeding disorders. Giloy Stava removes toxins from the body.

Dosage: 2 pills twice daily.

2. Shatavari Capsule

It is a single herbal capsule that contains Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus). It maintains the hormonal balance, and nourishes and cleanses the female reproductive system. It is used in infertility, inflammation of the urinary bladder and uterine swellings. It enhances sexual sensation and increases vaginal lubrication.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily.

3. Yashtimadhu Ghan Vati

It is a single herb medicine that contains Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra). It helps in the pacification of Vata and Pitta doshas. It contains glucose, calcium, and Vitamin B complex. It gives immediate pain relief and a burning sensation in the epigastrium. It is also helpful in urethritis and burning micturition.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily.

4. Female Health Support

It is a polyherbal capsule that includes Ashoka (Saraca indica), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), and Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus). It is mostly used for gynaecological problems. It is effective in uterine bleeding and menstruation, it has no side effects. Its effect on the soft tissue of the ovary can produce oestrogen-like substances, improve endometrial healing and stop bleeding. It provides excellent relief for menses, premenstrual syndrome and non-specific white discharge. Ashoka is beneficial for strengthening the uterine muscles. Lodhra is used in the management of excessive vaginal discharge. Shatavari increases the blood flow to the female genital area.

Dosage: 1 twice daily

5. Chandraprabha Vati

It is a polyherbal medicine. It contains Shilajit (Asphaltum), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), etc. It pacifies all three principal doshas. It is an analgesic, antibacterial medicine. Shilajit improves fertility in females. Guggul is used to cure vaginal dryness and also has antibacterial action. Haridra is used for the prevention and treatment of various diseases and has anti-inflammatory action. Guduchi is used to control vaginal dryness.

Dosage: 2 twice daily

6. Ashokarisht

It is an Ayurvedic formulation that contains Ashoka (Saraca asoca), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) etc. It is beneficial for painful menses, premenstrual syndrome. The taste is bitter, the effect is soft and dry. It contains tannins, catechols, essential oils, organic calcium and iron compounds. It stimulates the uterus, making effective contractions more frequent and permanent. It has a stimulating effect on the endometrium and ovarian tissue and is used in various gynaecological problems such as uterine bleeding due to fibroids and leukorrhea.

Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily”

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GSM is a result of low oestrogen levels during pregnancy and affects most postmenopausal women. Due to different hormonal and anatomical changes, GSM presents with various symptoms such as genital dryness, dyspareunia and dysuria, which can seriously affect the quality of life of affected women. Recently, different treatments have emerged to treat this difficult and life-changing problem. Herbal medicines like female health support, kamdudha Ras (moti yukt), ChandraPrabha vati, Ashokarista etc are wonderful in such diseases and provide strength to the body and fight against causative agents.