Ayurvedic Treatment of Blepharospasm or Hemifacial Spasm


Hi! Let’s start with a small question. Have your eyes twitched at least once in your life? That’s probably an unnecessary question. Of course, everyone would have experienced it. When you had too much caffeine or alcohol, or you were sleep-deprived for a few days and you occasionally experience either one of your eyes twitching!! With the right remedy, that may be sleep or taking a break on your caffeine consumption, your eyes go back to normal.

Now, what if it didn’t? What if it continued? Those rare initial twitches later became so frequent that it is hard to ignore!! Is it a warning sign of any other grave diseases?? Will your eye twitch forever?? We know you have a lot of questions and luckily, we are experts at giving you all the answers you seek, and what makes this article the one you were desperately searching for is the information about all the possible treatments you could get in both Ayurveda and Allopathy.

So here it begins

What exactly are you experiencing?

The condition is called Blepharospasm. As you know by now, it is an involuntary movement/contraction of the eyelid. If it affects both eyes, it is referred to as benign essential blepharospasm (BEB).

Is Blepharospasm a symptom of some other diseases?

It can only be confirmed by a medical professional. There are primary and secondary Blepharospasm. While the primary blepharospasm exists without a connection to other diseases, secondary blepharospasm can be a manifestation of syndromes, systemic diseases, irritation of eyes, or even effects of certain medications.

What we deal with in this article is just Primary Blepharospasm.

So, what causes blepharospasm?

The exact cause of its origin is still not understood. Sometimes genetics and dysfunction in Basal Ganglia in the brain have been shown to trigger this involuntary movement of the eyelids. Observations inferred from several patients shows that people between the age of 40-60 and females are more prone to this condition. Some other risk factors are head or facial trauma, family history of dystonia or tremor, reflex blepharospasm can be triggered by severely dry eyes and blepharitis, intraocular inflammation, meningeal irritation, light sensitivity, mental stress, medications, such as those used to treat Parkinson’s disease, etc.

Symptoms of Blepharospasm


The symptoms show up initially with less frequency and mild twitching. Gradually it progresses into frequent, prominent spasms. This may be less or completely absent during sleeping. When the condition advances, these episodes can cause functional blindness from the inability to open the eyes. This can limit the patient’s ability to perform daily activities and cause psychological stress. Secondary Blepharospasm accompanies the signs of the causative disease.


  • A thorough medical history is essential in determining the cause of this condition. It can indicate how severe your condition is, whether it is associated with another disease or exists on its own, and so on.
  • Physical examination to check the functions of your eyelid muscles, any eye diseases that may have caused secondary Blepharospasm, twitching in any other part of the face, etc.


  • Botox is the main line of treatment for BEB in modern medicine.
  • Muscle relaxants and sedatives are used but have shown very minimal effects.
  • Surgical myectomy of the orbital and palpebral orbicularis muscle in the upper eyelids.
  •  surgical ablation of the facial nerve.

A view through the eyes of Ayurveda

Vata dosha is an entity that controls voluntary and involuntary movements of the body. When there is a lack of movement or unwanted movements, Ayurveda proposes there is a derangement of Vata dosha.

Let’s get into the treatment aspects…

External treatments can be

  • Ksheera Dhuma: this is a procedure where the patient is asked to foment his face with the steam coming from hot milk.  It is important not to expose your eyes for too long because they are a delicate organ and heat can impair your vision.
  • Abhyanga: oleation of the face with suitable medicated oil.
  • Mrdu Swetha: very mild fomentation of the eyes with mildly heated cloth or fingers
  • Netra kriya kalpas: they are a group of procedures designed for local treatments of the eye.

Internal medications concentrate on administering drugs with opposite attributes of the Vata dosha.

Planet Ayurveda is the perfect spot where you can find the best internal medicine for your condition. Planet Ayurveda is the most reliable and well-known pharmaceutical company, offering the best online consultation service and high-quality medicines. We have expert doctors on hand to help you with any concerns or questions you may have about your health. Planet Ayurveda is just a click away for both consultation and medicine. Our medications are chemical-free and completely vegetarian. Our company provides the most secure herbal and Herbo-mineral medicines to our customers. Before they are delivered to our customers, all of our medications are tested for safety and efficacy.

Herbal Supplements for Blepharospasm

Herbal Remedies for Blepharospasm


Here are a few recommendations from our doctors


Each tablet is made from 500 mg of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha pacifies Vata and supports neuromuscular activities. It is an adaptogen that helps in coping with stress and a calming drug which will help in pacifying the unwanted movements of the eyelids. It also promotes general wellness in case of secondary blepharospasm by dealing with the root cause, it will minimize the eyelid spasms.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily after meal with plain water.


This is a single herb capsule containing 500 mg standard extraction of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi has a special effect on brain and neuron activities. As one of the suspects as a cause of blepharospasm is dysfunction within basal ganglia, Brahmi is a perfect drug for combating the issue. It can also help in any over-activeness of the seventh nerve that controls eyelid movement.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily after meal with plain water.


An exquisite blend of drugs including Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Shankhpushpi(Convolvulus pluricaulis), and more in a syrup form. Neuro plan syrup is formulated to support brain function and nerve health. All these medicines used to curate this medicine are enlisted in Ayurveda as Medhya (improve brain function). It is effective in alleviating vata dosha and calming down the twitching.

Dosage: 1-2 teaspoons twice a day.


A polyherbal formulation in paste form with 47 ingredients including Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Agnimantha (Premna mucronata), Syonak (Oroxylum Indicum), and their innumerable phytoconstituents. The medicine is an incredible health tonic for your nerves and muscles. It can enhance brain and nerve function and calm down unnecessary muscle movements. It is best to alleviate Vata dosha and restore normal functions of the body.

Dosage: intake 1-2 teaspoonfuls, twice or thrice daily, with milk.


A polyherbal mix of Amla (Emblica officinalis), Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba) in capsule form. The combination is best for any eye problems including Blepharospasm. In secondary blepharospasm caused by ocular irritation, this medicine can play a huge role.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules once or twice daily.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214040 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Dealing with a visible disease is tough. When it affects vision, one of our important senses, it is even harder. Using Botox is a temporary solution you have to repeat every 3 or 4 months. You don’t have to go through all of that when the healing powers of Ayurveda are just a click away! Planet Ayurveda and the team are eager to assist you in your healing process. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to clear up any confusion! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan


Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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