Ayurvedic Treatment For Beriberi


Vitamins are a group of organic compounds that are needed for body function. These are essential nutrients which perform several roles in our body. Vitamins maintain bone health, heal wounds and promote the immune system . They also transform food into energy and improve cellular damage. Vitamin B1 is widely distributed in foods, however cereal grains bestow to the significance level in utmost diets. Vitamin B1 is water soluble which is consumed by both active transport and passive diffusion. Thiamine deficiencies result in various heart disease, nerve disorders and loss of muscle strength. In this article, we are going to discuss beriberi, its symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatments and herbal remedies which are provided by Planet Ayurveda.



Beri- beri is a disorder caused by Vitamin B1 deficiency, usually, it is known as thiamine deficiency. A deficiency of Vitamin B1 results in damage to the heart, nervous system and digestive digestive system. Human body requires thiamine to digest and break down food, promote metabolism and help the nervous system and muscle to work efficiently . Thiamine is an important nutrient that we gain from diet. It plays a role in several body functions. Beriberi disorders are of two types Dry and wet beriberi. Wet beriberi mainly affects the heart, circulatory system and later can cause heart failure. While, dry beriberi damages the nerves and reduces muscle strength.

Symptoms of Wet Beriberi

  • Complications in breathing
  • Swollen feet and legs
  • Quick heart rate
  • Constant fatigue
  • Pleural effusion
  • Fatigue

Symptoms of Dry Beriberi

  • Troubles in speaking
  • Vomiting
  • Complication in walking
  • Chest pain
  • Uncontrolled eye movement
  • General weakness
  • Numbness in the feet and hand.
  • Paralysis in one side of  body
  • Loss of muscle contraction
  • Tingling
  • Confusion, memory loss

Causes of beriberi

The major cause of beriberi is low diet in thiamine. This is a common disease in different regions of the world where people follow a diet which includes processed white rice and unenriched nutrients. Babies can also be affected with beriberi due to breastfeed which is a lack of thiamine in milk and fed unusual formulas which are low in thiamine. Moreover, beriberi can occur due to genetic disorders. Apart from these causes , there are various risk factors which increase the thiamine deficiency.

What are the Risk Factors of Beriberi

Certain risk factors may raise the development of this disease. Common risk factors of beri beri may include :

  • Excess alcohol abuse
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Diarrhea or use of diuretic drugs.
  • Undergoing dialysis
  • Consuming thiamine low diet
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Vomiting and nausea during pregnancy
  • Digestive problem
  • Mental stress
  • High amount of physical exercise and activities

How is Beriberi Diagnosed?

Following are some tests which may helps to diagnose beriberi:

  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Thiamine loading test
  • Physical examination

How to Prevent Beriberi?

Prevention of beriberi can be possible by consuming a healthy, balanced diet which includes food rich in thiamine.

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes and beans
  • Seeds
  • Pork
  • Yoghurt, milk and other dairy products
  • Fortified cereals
  • Vegetables such as spinach, brussels sprouts, asparagus, green beans
  • Orange and tomato juice

Ayurvedic Treatment of Beriberi

Ayurveda is a traditional healthcare system of herbal medicines nativeto India. Reduction in vitamin causes many diseases such as beriberi which occur due to deficiency of vitamin B1. According to ayurveda sufficient amounts of food and nutrition are essential for all body functions. Moreover, herbal remedies are useful for fulfilling the deficiency of vitamins and other nutrients. Ayurveda is an old and traditional branch of medical science which offers various advantageous herbal remedies. However, Planet ayurveda is a leading organization which formulated several herbal medicines by using natural herbs. All products by planet Ayurveda are prepared by following proper guidelines and principles of ayurveda which is used from ancient times and are 100% pure and safe to use . Take a look at these beneficial herbal products for treatment of Beri Beri.

  1. Energo Plan Syrup
  2. Nourish Maxx
  3. Wheat Grass Powder
  4. Neuro Plan Syrup
  5. Shilajit Capsules

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Product’s Description & Dosage

1. Energo Plan Syrup

This ayurvedic syrup is formulated by  planet ayurveda by using standard extracts of some amazing herbs which includes Amalaki (emblica officnalis), pippali (piper longum), shatavari (asparagus racemosus), jevanti (leptadenia reticulata)and many other. All these natural herbs work together and enhance the immunity system, memory and naturally provide nutrients which  helps to maintain healthy working of all body parts.

Dosage: 2 teaspoons twice  a day after meals.

2. Nourish Maxx

It is one of the best natural and ayurvedic supplements which maintain the function and nourishes  all body organs. This amino powder is prepared without using chemicals, preservatives and additives. It is a mixture of various natural herbs which includes shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), safed musli (chlorophytum borivilianum), Gokshura (tribulus terrestris) and ashwagandha (withania somnifera). This powder provides strength to muscles and is beneficial for male reproductive disorders.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water.

3. Wheat Grass Powder

This powder contains part of a young wheat (Triticum aestivum ) plant. It is a natural supplement which supports the digestive system and overall health. Regular consumption of wheat grass powder decreases the  risk of beriberi. This  powder pacifies all tridoshas which are responsible for all medical conditions. This wheat grass powder is vegetarian and 100 % natural.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful mixed in cup of water, consume it 2-3 times a day.

4. Neuro Plan Syrup

It is a combination of various such as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha(withania somnifera), sonth (Zingiber officinale), pippli (piper longum), bhoj patra (Betula utilis) etc. Neuro plan syrup is effective for the treatment of various diseases which puts a harmful impact on your body. This herbal syrup prevents deficiency of all essential nutrients. It also increases concentration and boosts brain power.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon twice a day with normal water,after meals.

5. Shilajit Capsules

This herbal remedy contains pure extract of Shatavari (Asphaltum) herb which is helpful in multiple function such as sexual activities, transforming vitamins, calcium, minerals and improve blood circulation.  It also provides energy and heals prolonged illness. These herbal capsules are also beneficial for maintaining the  female menstruation cycle.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with normal water, after meals.


After reading this article, we get to know about beriberi and its different aspects. There are so many allopathic treatments available for the treatment of beriberi. Apart from this, the ayurvedic natural health care system plays a vital role for the treatment of beriberi. Ayurveda is a traditional medical science which provides various herbal remedies which are effective for the treatment of each and every disease. So, there is no need to worry, ayurvedic treatment of beriberi is possible in Planet Ayurveda. It is an ayurvedic manufacturing company which provides herbal products for thiamine deficiency. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.

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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