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Herbal Remedies For Ramsay Hunt Syndrome


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) – Amazing Health Benefits & Uses

Giloy is a herb which can be considered as a single medicine for all diseases, due to which it is named as Amrita in Sanskrit. There are two most famous stories behind its name “Amrita” but the ultimate conclusion of both is exactly the same which shows its potency to stay alive and keep others alive.One is the Story of Sea Churning, as per this ancient story, it is said that during the churning of the sea by the divine energies and demons, the nectar (Amrit) appeared, wherever the drops of this nectar fell, at those places, the Giloy grew.


The other story is about the battle between Lord Rama and Raavana. It is a belief that during this battle when the whole army (Vaanar Sena) of Lord Rama became unconscious as dead, at that time the Gods and Goddesses appeared and showered the nectar (Amrit) drops on them. The drops that fell in their mouths made them alive wherever the other drops that fell on the ground became the plants of Giloy.

Thus, in a nutshell, Giloy is a natural blessing to human beings for improving and maintaining their health during the complete lifespan. It’s Botanical / Latin name is Tinospora cordifolia. Its leaves are shaped as a heart or like the betel leaves. Being a climber, it needs support to grow well and also provides benefits in return. It never let that tree die on which it climbs.

Benefits of Giloy as per Ayurveda

A lot of Benefits of Giloy are described in Ayurveda which does not only help in the maintenance of our health but also improves our Overall Complexion. Daily consumption of Giloy in any form helps us to stay away from diseases as well as make us glow shinier and brighter from within.

Let us start with the amazing benefits of Giloy and then we will also know about the best form of its consumption.

1. Immunity

Giloy includes a good amount of anti-oxidants because of which it eliminates the toxins from the body. It purifies the blood and increases the ability to fight with bacteria. Thus, Giloy boosts our immunity and also ensure the proper functioning of Liver, Kidneys and other body parts.

2. Pyrexia (Fever)

Giloy helps in combating each and every type of fever. If someone suffers repeatedly from fever, Giloy can be consumed for avoiding recurring fever. It is prescribed to the patients of Dengue, Typhoid, Malaria, Swine Flu, Seasonal flu, etc.

3. Diabetes

Giloy is a hypoglycemic agent that reduces the blood sugar level, hence helpful for the patients suffering from Type-2 Diabetes. It is an efficacious herb to treat and prevent various other lifestyle disorders as well.

4. Digestion

Giloy is one of the best digestives. It maintains the proper functioning of the digestive system of our body. Daily consumption of Giloy helps to get rid of belly fat as well as prevent various digestive problems.

5. Stress

In this era of competition and busy lifestyle, stress and anxiety have made a room in everyone’s life. Giloy acts as a great adaptogen and works well on the stress and anxiety, ultimately reduces the risk of Depression. It does not only improve memory but also the health of our nervous system. Moreover, it increases the concentration level of the mind.

6. Asthma

The weather and seasonal changes cause a lot of serious complications for the people with weak immunity and especially Asthma patients. Chewing a small piece of Giloy stem or drinking its fresh juice daily can help them to prevent the severities. Also, the daily consumption of Giloy Ghanvati helps in maintaining their respiratory health in a long run.


Giloy is also great at improving the eyesight of those who wear glasses and to maintain the good vision of all others too. For this, one can take the Giloyghan Vati or the Giloy capsules containing Giloy extracts. Moreover, boiling 1 tsp of Giloy powder in around 1 cup of water until it remains half and applying it on eyelashes give additional and efficacious results.

8. Anemia

Generally, the majority of women suffer from Anemia, the lack of blood in the body. Due to which they face lethargy and weakness all the time. Consuming Giloy daily helps in increasing the red blood cells which consequently treats Anemia. It also maintains the blood circulation and ensures the overall health of an individual.

9. Arthritis

The most common signs and symptoms of Arthritis include joint pain along with the trouble in walking and moving around. Giloy contains the anti-arthritis properties due to which it helps well in the treatment of Arthritis by combating different symptoms related to the disease. It is also very useful in preserving the general health of joints.

10. Eardrum

Giloy is also helpful in keeping your ears healthy by removing the extra and waste earwax that may block the eardrums and can cause hearing problems. Take fine Giloy powder and boil it in water. Let it be at normal room temperature then pour in both of your ears. It will not only eliminate the extra earwax but also aids in improving your hearing capacity.

11. Belly Fat

Giloy is a good anti-inflammatory herb which improves the metabolism, reduces the inflammation and stimulates the digestive fire inside the body. These acts of Giloy not only make the digestion better but also avoid the accumulation of excess fat and toxins in different body parts. Ultimately, it helps in getting rid of belly fat, treating obesity, and providing perfect shape to your body.

12. Skin and Hair

Giloy is not only benign at maintain the body’s internal health but also reforms your outer look and complexion. It is nature’s best anti-ageing herb that helps our skin and hair to resist various problems and staying healthy for a long period of time. It is a wonderful remedy for blemishes, pimples, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin problems. Along with that, it shows remarkable results in fighting off dandruff, scalp infection, hair fall, and other hair problems too. With all this, Giloy becomes an amazing herb to help us get glowing skin complexion with shining hair.

13. Injury

Applying Giloy also helps in the rapid healing of wounds and injuries. For this application, the best way is to make a fine powder of Giloy Leaves, then heat a required amount of neem or castor oil in a pan. Add the leaves powder in hot oil. Keep it until it gets at room temperature and apply on the injury or wound. It improves skin health also.

How to Use Giloy?

Giloy is really a wonderful herb with respect to its effects in various health problems as well as its richness in all the properties that makes a herb potent for treatment as per the qualities mentioned in Charak Samhita, 9th Chapter. It shows different effects in its various forms. Some of the best and most common forms of consuming Giloy are as follows:

Giloy Juice

Peel of the Giloy stems and grind finely in a grinder by mixing some water to it. Strain it and drink in an empty stomach daily.

Giloy Decoction

Cut the Giloy stem in small pieces. Crush them well and add in 1 cup of water. Boil the mixture until it becomes half. Strain and drink it daily. For better results, add Long Pepper, Ginger, and Tulsi in this decoction.

Giloy Powder

To make a well-effective powder of Giloy, you need to get the Giloy stems dried well in sunlight. When all the moisture of these stems will vaporize, you will be left with the dried stems. Grind these dry Giloy stems in Grinder and you will get the Giloy powder.

Giloy Satva

Giloy Satva is also the powdered form of Giloy, but it is not prepared with the dried stems. But, Giloy satva is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is commonly called a Extract of Giloy. It is manufactured with a complete process to get the most effective results of Giloy in the treatment of various acute as well as severe diseases.

Giloyghan Vati

Giloyghan Vati is the tablet prepared using the standardized extract of Giloy. These are prepared to help the people get the amazing benefits of Giloy extracts in the most convenient and easiest way. Giloyghan Vati can be easily portable to any place and can help you combat the health problems while traveling as well as while staying at home in any weather.

Giloy Capsules

Giloy Capsules are also a herbal formulation that contains the standardized extract of Giloy / Guduchi / Amrita (Tinospora cordifolia). These are easy to carry and are highly effective as the extract used in the Giloy capsules is more potent and qualitative than the Giloyghan vati. Also, the vegetarian capsule shells increase their effect and help to avail the benefit of the Giloy extract in its original form. For much better results, it is always recommended to take Giloy Capsules over Giloy Ghanvati.
Health Benefits of Giloy

Benefits of giloy

Other Uses

  • Mixing Giloy with Neem or Castor oil and applying it on joints helps in relieving joint disorders like Gout, etc.
  • Taking Giloy with Ginger (Zingiber officinale) can help in combating the Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Intake of Giloy with Ghee is good for Arthritis patients.
  • Consuming it with Honey / Loaf Sugar (shakkar) can help in rejuvenating liver and skin health.
  • For constipation, take a mix of Giloy with Jaggery.

Nature’s Advice

As, Giloy does not need any special care to grow, so it is an advice to all the people out there, that wherever you will find any Giloy stick or a climber, just throw or plant it near some big trees. As, it is a climber, it will grow naturally and will climb on the tree taking its support as well as safeguarding it against the diseases.

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