Herbal Medicine OF CSF leak (Cerebrospinal fluid leak)


Cerebrospinal fluid is a clear, colorless fluid that is found in the tissues that surrounds the brain and spinal cord of all the vertebrates. This fluid replaces the body fluid found outside the cells of the animals. This fluid is produced by the specialized ependymal cells in the choroid plexuses of the ventricles and absorbed in the arachnoid granulations. About 500 ml CSF is generated every day. The function of this fluid is to act as a cushion or buffer means this fluid provides basic mechanical and immunological support to the brain inside the skull. Cerebrospinal fluid circulates nutrients and chemicals from the blood and also removes the waste products from the brain. Along with that, there are some health concerns also like CSF leak, hydrocephalus, chiari malformation and syringomyelia, etc. So in this article, we are going to discuss CSF-leak(Cerebrospinal-fluid-leak) and its Ayurvedic management. 


Cerebrospinal fluid leak is a medical condition in which CSF leaks out of one or more holes in the Dura mater. This CSF leak can be either cranial or spinal. This condition is a serious issue that can cause complications such as meningitis, seizures, headache, etc. This fluid may leak from the nose or ears or any other parts of the body. Commonly this condition is misdiagnosed as migraines or sinusitis. The loss of cerebrospinal fluid causes the cushioned brain to sag in the skull and results in headache and also it causes lowering of intracranial pressure and results in intracranial hypotension. 


The most common cause of this condition is head injury. Blunt force can result in fracture of the bones of the face or the temporal bones on either side of the skull.

Other possible causes of CSF leak are

  • Infection
  • An epidural injection
  • A lumbar puncture
  • Brain tumors
  • During surgery on or around the base of the skull or spine
  • Structural abnormalities of the skull

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Clinical features/Signs and symptoms

The most common symptom of fluid leak is fast-onset, extremely painful orthostatic headache. The severity of headache is usually made worse while standing and becomes less severe when lying down.

Other symptoms of this disease are

  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing loss
  • Changes in vision
  • Leakage of fluid usually through nose or ear
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Neck stiffness and vomiting
  • Pain between the shoulder blades
  • Salty or metallic taste in mouth

Risk factors

The following people are more prone to this disease

  • Women
  • People with connective tissue disorder such as Ehlers-Danlos and Marfan syndromes
  • People who are obese or have high blood pressure


If this condition is not treated in time then a patient may lend into following complications

  • Meningitis
  • Intracranial hypotension (most common complication)
  • Brain herniation
  • Transient paralysis
  • Coma 


The diagnosis of this condition can be done by various imaging techniques and also through the chemical tests of bodily fluid discharged from a head orifice or by clinical examination.

The imaging techniques for this disease are

  • Computed tomography (CT scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Myelography
  • Cisternography
  • Lumbar puncture

Herbal remedies for CSF leak

If someone is seeking herbal medicines for this condition then you must visit Planet Ayurveda. Now the next question arises in your mind: what is Planet Ayurveda? Don’t worry I will tell you!

Planet Ayurveda is a leading herbal manufacturing company. It manufactures herbal products from the standardized extracts of potent herbs and also these products are made by using the ancient time tested formulas under the guidance of expert Ayurvedic physicians. These products are natural and vegetarian.

company offers the following herbal medicines for this condition

  1. Kaishore guggul
  2. Punarnava capsules
  3. Gotu Kola capsules
  4. Neuro Gin capsules


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Products description

1. Kaishore guggul

This classical formulation is very helpful in treating this condition. This Ayurvedic remedy helps in pacifying vata and pitta dosha. This disease is generally caused by the vitiation of vata and pitta dosha. So this herbal remedy is best for CSF leak. This wonderful herbal remedy is made by the herbs like Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Shuddha guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Nishotha (Operculina turpenthum), Dantimool (Baliospermum montanum). This also removes the toxins from the blood and cures infections. 

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with plain water

2. Punarnava Capsule

This is a single herbal formulation. This herb is best for water retention and edema. This capsule is made from the extracts of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) and it maintains the fluid balance in the body. This formulation naturally helps in promoting healthy liver, kidney, heart and brain function. It also rejuvenates the cells and eliminates the excess fluid in the body by maintaining the fluid balance in the body. Due to these properties it is beneficial in CSF leak.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

3. Gotu Kola capsule

This single herb formulation of Planet Ayurveda is very effective in brain disorders. It maintains the proper circulation in the body either the circulation of blood or CSF. It is prepared from the extracts of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica). It is one of the medhya rasayan (Nervine tonic) thus helpful in enhancing memory power. It contains important nutrients that feed the nervous system and maintain healthy brain function.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

4. Neuro Gin capsule

This is a poly herbal formulation used in the treatment of brain disorders. This formulation is prepared from the extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This is a great combination of herbs for maintaining the overall health of the brain. They provide nourishment to the brain tissue and bring back the strength to the cells and tissues. This is a good herbal remedy for CSF leak. 

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com


In Allopath, the only treatment of choice for this disease is surgical intervention. But we all know that surgical procedures have their own side effects. So it is better to follow Ayurvedic treatment for better results as they manage the disease from its root cause and also do not have any kind of side effects. The herbal supplements provided by Planet Ayurveda are very beneficial in treating this condition as they are free from chemicals and additives and are also 100% natural and vegetarian. For more information kindly visit www.planetayurveda.com  

Dr. Vikram Chauhan


DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Write at - herbalremedies123@yahoo.com, Contact at - +91-172-521-4030 Websites - www.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

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