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Herbal Remedies For Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

ABSTRACT

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is an associated condition with the virus of chicken pox that is varicella zoster virus. This virus is responsible for two conditions in the body that are chickenpox and shingles. This virus is even present in the body once varicella (chicken pox) alleviates. It leads to various conditions such as bacterial and viral pneumonia, encephalitis (brain infection) and even kidney problems. After activating it leads to shingles and the outburst of the shingles leads to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. Now let’s discuss all in detail about Ramsay Hunt syndrome and its ayurvedic management.

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

INTRODUCTION

Ramsay hunt syndrome is a condition leading from an outbreak of shingles which affects the facial nerve just located near to the ears. This condition leads to facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear. The virus responsible for ramsay hunt syndrome is the same as that of chickenpox. Once the condition of chickenpox gets alleviated the virus is still remaining in the nerves and after years the virus gets reactivated and if so then it attacks on the facial nerves. Now let’s discuss the causes and symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

CAUSES OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

This condition may occur in anyone who gets affected from chickenpox once in a lifetime. The cause is just the chickenpox virus but here are some risk factors that may lead to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome if come in contact with persons like:

  • Who’s never had chickenpox
  • Who’s never had chickenpox vaccine
  • One with low immune system
  • Pregnant women

SYMPTOMS OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

The major symptoms through which we can say it is a Ramsay Hunt Syndrome are:

  1. Fluid filled blisters with painful red rash in, on and around 1 ear.
  2. Facial weakness on affected side
  3. Paralysis on affected side

Most often facial paralysis and rash occur at the same time but some of the time both may occur on different times and some of the time the rash may not occur. If someone have this syndrome then one may experience the following symptoms:

  • Hearing loss
  • Pain in affected ear
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Vertigo
  • Difficulty closing the eye of affected side
  • Loss of taste
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry eyes

DIAGNOSIS OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

Based on only medical history it is not possible to identify the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome but it’s important to do physical examination along with identifying the distinctive signs and symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. For confirming diagnosis it is necessary to take a fluid sample from the rash blisters.

RECENT DIAGNOSIS FOR RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

Justin Bieber is one of the famous Hollywood singers who recently got diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. This year is not good for him, he got live on his instagram and told people that as you are looking on my face i am recently diagnosed with a condition of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. He shared briefly on the disease pathology that this condition is a result of an attack of virus which has a direct effect on facial nerve which leads to paralysis. He also told the symptoms he is facing, such as being unable to close his right eye, unable to twist his nose side to side and restricted to a smile from the right side of the face. We have to give it to him that he has full faith that he will be fine, we should learn from his positivity that is a person should have faith in himself and in God even in bad times that just as happiness does not last forever, sorrow does not last forever, even one day it also goes away so be positive and have positive in your life.

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

As per ayurveda Ramsay Hunt Syndrome considered as vata vyadhi that is directly correlated to neurological disorders. In this condition the vata dosha gets vitiated and leads to various symptoms like numbness, pain, tingling sensation and paralysis. This condition can be managed as per ayurveda according to the management of Ardita roga. The nidaan (cause) of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is considered as excessive consumption of cold, dry food, agantuk factor (infections), suppression of natural urges and trauma. The poorvaroop (pre symptoms) of the condition is stiffness in the sides of jaws and neck. Pathology – due to nidaan (causes) vata dosha aggravation and get locked in areas like nose, head, lips, forehead, chin, eyes and develop pain in these areas, if remain untreated they cause paralysis and lead to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. The symptoms mentioned are crooking of half of the face and neck, trembling in head, loss of speech, abnormal appearance of eye and hearing loss. Now let’s discuss the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome by Planet Ayurveda.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified company which formulates their own herbal supplements for managing almost all the health concerns. The formulations are free from any kind of additives, preservatives, colour, resins, gums and any kind of synthetic material. These supplements are 100% pure so they don’t produce any kind of side effects and are totally safe if taken under the advice of ayurveda physician. For the purpose of managing Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Planet Ayurveda provides you with a list of herbal remedies that we are going to discuss further in detail that how each remedy helps in the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Products List

  1. Trayodashang Guggul
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Rasraj Ras
  4. Curcumin Capsules
  5. NeuroGenie Capsules
  6. Anu Tailam

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. TRAYODASHANG GUGGUL

Trayodashang guggul is a classification ayurvedic formulation which is prepared by Planet Ayurveda as mentioned in classical texts. This formulation consists of ingredients such as guggul (Commiphora mukul), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), babool (Acacia catechu), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and some other. It consists of properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-gout, carminative, analgesic, muscle relaxant and antioxidant. The ingredients present in this classical formulation consist of miraculous vata pacifying effects also, so by these properties trayodashang guggul benefits the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. YOGRAJ GUGGUL

Yograj guggul is also one of the classical ayurvedic formulations which is available in tablet form. the ingredients used in Yograj Guggul are guggul (Commiphora mukul), nagkesar (Cyperus Rotundus), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia billerica) and some other. Yograj guggul has been used since ancient times for the management of vata vyadhi (neurological disorders). As we read earlier the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is the same as that of Ardita Roga, so we can manage this mainly by pacifying vata dosha with which Yograj Guggul is helpful.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. RASRAJ RAS

Rasraj Ras is a Classical Ayurvedic formulation which is used since ancient times due to its analgesic, antioxidant, anti inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. It is highly effective for the management of neuromuscular disorders that’s why it is added to the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. As Ayurveda mentioned the imbalance of vata dosha is the main reason behind any of the neuromuscular diseases. So by balancing vata dosha this formulation helps in bringing back the muscle tone and strength of the muscles and is very effective in the management of the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Dosage: 1 tablet once a day with plain water after meals.

4. CURCUMIN CAPSULES

Curcumin capsules by Planet Ayurveda is a formulation which consists of standardized extract of curcumin (Curcuma longa). Curcumin has the best analgesic effect which aids in resolving the pain in case of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. On the other side it helps in alleviating the aggravated vata dosha and the antioxidant effect prevents the damage of the nerve cells thus is useful in mentioned disease.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. NEUROGENIE CAPSULES

Neurogenie capsules as the name suggests is one of the remedies formulated by Planet Ayurveda for promoting nervous health. These capsules consist of standardized extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Both these herbs include best adaptogenic and neuroprotective properties. The adaptogenic properties of these capsules make this effective in preventing any kind of stress in the body which prevents the body further from deterioration. The neuroprotective property maintains the activity of the nervous system and alleviates the symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

6. ANU TAILAM

Anu tailam is one of the oils prepared by Planet Ayurveda as per classical texts which is used for administered in nostrils in the form of drops (nasya). Ingredients like Chandana (Santalum album), Aguru (Aquilaria agallocha), Patra (Cinnamomum Tamala), The bark of Darvi (Sida cordifolia), Prapaundarika (Nymphaea lotus), Sookshma Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) is used in this formulation. This herbal remedy provides strength to the nerves and nourishes all the five sense organs. It consists of vata pacification effects which helps in preventing degeneration of the cells and alleviates free radicals from the body. As in Ramsay Hunt Syndrome there is an increase in vata dosha that leads to various symptoms such as pain, paralysis, difficulty in blinking the affected eye. By giving nasya with anu thailam it helps in alleviation of vata dosha thus aids in relieving all the symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

How to use: Administered 2 drops each in both the nostrils.

CONCLUSION

Ramsay hunt syndrome is a condition leading from an outbreak of shingles which affects the facial nerve just located near to the ears. This condition leads to facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear. This condition may occur in anyone who gets affected from chickenpox once in a lifetime. The major symptoms through which we can say it is a Ramsay Hunt Syndrome are – Fluid filled blisters with painful red rash in, on and around 1 ear, Facial weakness on affected side and Paralysis on affected side. As per ayurveda Ramsay Hunt Syndrome considered as vata vyadhi that is directly correlated to neurological disorders. In this condition the vata dosha gets vitiated and leads to various symptoms like numbness, pain, tingling sensation and paralysis. This condition can be managed as per ayurveda according to the management of Ardita roga. For this purpose one can start taking herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. These remedies are very helpful in alleviating the condition by pacifying vata dosha.

Treatment Of Stiff Person Syndrome With Herbal Remedies

Abstract

Stiff person syndrome is a rare, growing autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, specifically the spinal cord and brain. Symptoms may include extreme stiffening of muscles, rigidity and painful spasms in trunk and limbs, intensively impaired mobility. With time, Stiff person syndrome can lead to an altered posture. These patients are sensitive to noise, sudden movements and emotional distress which can lead to muscle spasm. And these spasms can cause enough force to break the bone. In severe stages this disease can limit walking or free movements. In this article we are going to discuss Stiff person syndrome, treatment and its ayurvedic aspect.

Stiff Person Syndrome

Introduction Of Stiff Person Syndrome

Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare autoimmune neurological disorder characterised by progressive stiffness and rigidity also named as Morsch woltman syndrome. This disorder primarily affects the truncal muscles and is superimposed by spasm, resulting in postural deformities. SPS is a rare disease and commonly found in middle-aged people and more common in women than male.

Causes Of Stiff Person Syndrome

Oftenly, the cause is unknown in most cases. But in some of the cases, Experts say this is an autoimmune disease, a pathological condition where our immune system influences healthy cells. In many conditions the body starts to make antibodies that affect an enzyme known as Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) which decreases the amount of GABA in the body. This enzyme plays a major role in making a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which controls muscle movements. The exact cause is still not known, infact, in some cases people do not have sensible antibodies to GAD.

Symptoms Of Stiff Person Syndrome

Symptoms of SPS may take a few months to years to develop. This is a very slowly growing disease.

  • The most common symptom is enlargement and stiffness in trunk or abdominal muscles.
  • Other symptoms may include – pain, muscle stiffness, discomfort. In early stages these symptoms come and go but with time stiffness remains constant. As the disease progresses over time, arm muscles, leg muscles, face muscles start to become stiff and rigid. As a result patients start to develop a hunched posture that can make it difficult to walk or move.
  • Spasmodic pain can last for a few seconds, minutes or even for hours. These painful muscle spasms are severe enough to dislocate or break the bone. These painful spasms may worsen muscle stiffness.

Diagnosis Of Stiff Person Syndrome

  1. Blood tests to detect GAD antibodies
  2. Electromyography
  3. MRI

Treatment Of Stiff Person Syndrome

There is no permanent cure for SPS. However, symptomatic treatments are available to manage the disease accordingly.

  • Symptomatic therapy
  • Analgesics
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Anti-seizure medication
  • Antidepressants

As we notice there are many side effects of allopathic medicines and recurrence of the symptoms of the disease can occur. In Ayurveda we can maintain the balance of dosha to control the disease. Modern medicines result in many health issues whereas Ayurveda provides excellent health advantages with the treatment of the above condition and the main purpose of ancient therapies is to diminish any disease from its seed. The concepts of universal interconnection, the body’s constitution (Prakriti), and Dosha are the primary basis ofAyurveda. It can be concluded that with appropriate and timely management of tridosha present in our body, the quality of life of the patient can be improved effectively and goals of treatment are remove impurities, reducing symptoms, and enhances consistency in life as described by Acharya Charak and Sushruta in Classical Samhitas. Ayurvedic treatment subsides the doshas and helps to balance all the three dosha present in the body and by lifestyle modifications we can maintain a balanced health and enhance life.

Ayurveda View Of Stiff Person Syndrome

Now we are going to discuss the Ayurveda aspect of Stiff person syndrome. In the ancient times all the rogas (diseases) were managed by Ayurvedic culture and the treatment was effective. Ayurveda treats patients from previous times and effectively cures the patient. As per Ayurveda we can correlate the above condition with Vata vyadhi. This condition is characterised due to vitiation of Vata dosha. The treatment of Vata vyadhi in ayurveda involves medication to nourish the spinal vertebrae or discs. Sleeping properly and eating freshly cooked food by improving lifestyle can help to improve the disease of patients.

Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing company that provides great therapy for every health worried patient. Here are some formulations that are made under proper direction by Ayurveda Doctors and these are 100% natural. There are no added dyes, additives, used. Planet Ayurveda is an established herbal manufacturing company that is known to manufacture effective herbal remedies as described in Ayurvedic texts. There are no side effects of our formulations and Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified herbal company. In the above condition we give many formulations to manage this disease very well. These are-

  1. Pitta Balance
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Brahmi Capsules
  5. Ashwagandha Capsules
  6. Vrihat Vatchintamani Rasa

herbal remedies

Products Description

1. Pitta Balance

It is a poly herbal capsule. Consists of Praval pishti (coral calcium), Akik pishti (agatte calcium), Jahar mohra pishti (an ayurvedic calcium compound) etc. This is an incredible ayurvedic formulation that has anti inflammatory, digestive, anti microbial, analgesic and has great immunomodulatory properties that can treat general debility, peripheral neuropathies, restlessness. It pacifies all the three doshas and has a positive effect on various dhatus which are rasa, rakta, mamsa, asthi.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. Yograj Guggul

It is a classical formulation, which is traditionally used in Ayurveda for painful joints and muscles. It consists of Guggul resin (Commiphora mukul), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), pippali (Piper longum) etc. This formulation helps to maintain healthy metabolism and removes toxins from the system. It strengthens our skeletal and neuromuscular systems and is very effective in pain and inflammation and stops the degenerative process of the body.

Dosage: 2 tablets two times a day with warm water, after meals.

3. Boswellia Curcumin

Major ingredients are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (curcuma longa). It is very effective in muscle pain and swelling as it has a property of anti-inflammatory. It is effective in relieving stiffness. It works efficiently on neuromuscular disease. It is an effective pain killer and helps to relieve spasms.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meal with plain water.

4. Brahmi Capsules (Bacopa monnieri)

It is a staple herb in Ayurvedic traditional medicine. Brahmi has been used in Ayurvedic medicines for centuries and it has marvellous results in improving memory, calming anxiety, treating epilepsy, and many more benefits. It is an effective analgesic and helps to relieve stiffness.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules twice with plain water.

5. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsule is a single herb formulation. Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) standard extract is used to make the medicine. It is considered the safest medicine to be used for neuromuscular diseases. Apart from extraordinary effects on different kinds of neurodegenerative disease, Ashwagandha has various other benefits like it is highly beneficial in musculoskeletal disease, stress, anxiety, arthritis, and different types of pain.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice with warm water after meals.

6. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

It is an ayurvedic classical herbal formulation consisting of Swarna Bhasma (Calx of Gold), Abhrak Bhasma (Calx of Mica), etc. This formulation is used in the Vata dosha imbalance such as neuropathies, tremors, tingling sensation in feet, stiffness in muscles. This formulation also provides strength to the joints and is very effective in neurodegenerative disease.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day to be chewed with plain water after meals.

Anupana – It is administered with honey and Musta Kshaya.

Conclusion

In the ancient era all the diseases were controlled by Ayurvedic medication that was very effective and gave miraculous results. Ayurveda treats patients effectively and is better to take Ayurvedic medicines because it has no side effects with best results over the years and because all the medications are free from any preservatives and other chemicals that affect your health. As mentioned in the article Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies are able to manage the stiff person syndrome very effectively without going under the painful and life threatening surgeries. Ayurvedic science shows importance on treating the root cause of the disease and it is able to eliminate them permanently.