Category: Brain / Memory Health

Treatment For Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (JC-Virus)


PML is a brain disorder caused by JC virus. JC or John Cunningham virus is a common germ and half of all adults have been exposed to this virus. There is no way to keep yourself from getting it. This virus was first discovered in 1971. It affects the patient’s brain. This is a neurotropic virus that may bind to the cell surface of specific brain cell types. This is responsible for fatal demyelinating disease of the central nervous system which is known as PML. The John Cunningham virus has been detected in neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. In this article we are going to discuss PML and its Ayurvedic treatment.


PML stands for Progressive-Multifocal-Leukoencephalopathy. This is a rare and fatal viral disease which is characterized by progressive damage or inflammation of the white matter or we can say that this is a disease of the white matter of the brain. This could be caused at multiple locations in the brain. This disease is mainly caused in those patients who are immune compromised and in those patients who have weak immunity. PML is an aggressive viral disease of the central nervous system. It attacks the cells that make myelin (fatty substance which coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain). This disease affects virtually any part of the body and also this is a life-threatening condition.


This disease as discussed above is mainly caused by JC virus. This virus is normally present inside the body of the individual and kept under control by our immune system. If our immunity is strong then this virus will no longer cause any harm to the body. But if a person is immune compromised then this virus will show harmful effects  tinhe body. 

Other known causes are

Person who is suffering from AIDS

  • Immunosuppressive medications for longer period of time
  • Multiple sclerosis medications  
  • Autoimmune disorders


Who will get this virus

There is no exact idea who is prone to this virus. But some known facts are

  • Children who are addicted to eat soil
  • Low immunity

Clinical features/Sign and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms can develop over several weeks to months and also depend on the location of damage in the brain. The person who is having PML will show the following symptoms

  • Clumsiness
  • Progressive weakness
  • Visual and speech changes
  • Personality changes
  • Facial drooping
  • Mental slowness
  • Loss of language skills
  • If this virus affects the parietal and occipital lobes of the brain then it can leads to a phenomenon which is known as Alien hand syndrome


As mentioned above, this disease affects the myelin sheath so it is known as a demyelinating disease. It damages the myelin sheath which covers the axons of the nerve cells, which further impaired the transmission of nerve impulses. It mainly affects the subcortical white matter, which is particularly present in the parietal and occipital lobe.


This disease is diagnosed on the basis of progressive course of the symptoms of PML. Some diagnostic tests for this disease are

  • Lumbar puncture: This test is done for the diagnosis of this disease by taking samples of the spinal fluid and tested further for detecting JC virus antibodies.
  • Blood tests: Blood samples can reveal the presence of JC virus antibodies in the blood. 
  • Imaging tests: CT scan images show multifocal, non-contrast, hypo-dense lesions without mass effect. But MRI is more sensitive than CT scan. 
  • Brain biopsy: In this technique a piece of tissue is removed from the patient’s brain and examined under a microscope. 


In allopathic medicine, there is no specific treatment for PML. No drug effectively treats the viral infection. The treatment aim is to reverse the immune deficiency to stop the disease progress. If a patient is using immunosuppressant drugs then stop the medications. This is the way to treat the PML by improving the immune system. One more thing we can do is via plasma exchange. This procedure will help in clearing the system by removing drugs that caused PML.

If a person is having PML due to HIV-AIDS, then we can use highly active antiretroviral therapy. This drug helps in reducing the viral reproduction.


This disease shows the following complications as this is a life threatening condition

  • Dementia
  • Seizures
  • Coma

Herbal treatment for Progressive multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

<span “>In Ayurveda there is a better treatment protocol for this disease. There are some herbal remedies for this disease. Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal treatment for this disease. Basically this is a manufacturing company which manufactures several herbal products by using their standardized extracts. These products are made under the guidance of expert Ayurvedic physicians.

 Following herbal products are useful in PML disease

  1. Shilajit Capsules
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Musli Strength
  4. Giloy Capsules
  5. Memory Support
  6. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  7. Neuro plan Syrup
  8. Energo plan Syrup


Product Description

1. Shilajit Capsules

This is a single herbal formulation. These capsules are best for weakness due to any reason and these capsules are made from the standardized extracts of Shilajit (Asphaltum punjabianum). This is an effective anti-aging and a powerful rejuvenator. This is also the best antioxidant product. This herbal product provides good results in PMl disease. 
Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals

2. Boswellia Curcumin

This is a poly herbal formulation. It is an effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs. This combination is made by using the standardized extracts of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). This combination reduces inflammation and also helps in fighting against foreign bacterial and viral infections as it contains Curcumin (Turmeric) which has antiseptic properties. It also improves the overall joint health. 
Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals

3. Musli Strength

These capsules are a poly herbal formulation. This product provides regenerative powers as it contains the standardized extracts of Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). These herbs are best for enhancing stamina. This product is useful in enhancing immunity as it is an Oja vardhak which is an immunity in Ayurveda.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals

4. Giloy Capsules

This single herbal product is the best supplement for fever and immunity. This product is made by the standardized extracts of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). This is a wonderful antipyretic herb. It has anti-inflammatory properties also. This Ayurvedic herb helps in enhancing immunity of the individual. It also helps in the cases of infection. Giloy is an anti-arthritic, antipyretic and digestive.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals

5. Memory Support

This poly herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda is the best herbal supplement for central nervous system diseases. It helps to increase memory and overcome stress and anxiety. It is made by using the standardized extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra). This product gives new life to dying brain cells and improves the body’s defense mechanism.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals

6. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation in a tablet form. This formulation is used in various Vata disorders. This formulation is made using the following purified compounds such as Swarna bhasma (Gold calx), Rajat bhasma (Silver calx), Abhrak bhasma (Mica calx), Mukta bhasma (Pearl calx) etc. This classical product is used in the treatment of paralysis, epilepsy, neuralgia, neuropathy etc. It is a good anti-aging medicine. It helps in reducing the symptoms of PML
Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day with plain water after meals

7. Neuro plan Syrup

This is an Ayurvedic medicine in a syrup form. This syrup is helpful in maintaining the health of the neurons. It boosts the memory and strengthens the nerve cells. This syrup is made by using wonderful herbs such as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) etc. It balances the tridosha. This wonderful syrup helps in fighting against parkinsonism, dementia, cerebral atrophy etc. 
Dosage: 2 teaspoonful twice a day after meals

8. Energo plan Syrup

This formulation helps in boosting the energy of the body, as this disease causes weakness in the body. This herbal syrup has cooling, calming and soothing effects on the body. This herbal product is made from Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) etc. This is a natural energy booster. It strengthens the body and stamina quickly. 
Dosage: 2 teaspoonful twice a day after meals

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We concluded at last that Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy disease is a life-threatening disease and could take away life if not treated timely and properly. As we can see that there is no proper treatment in Allopathic science for this disease. So its better to adapt Ayurveda for better treatment and for better prognosis. Ayurvedic treatment is not only treating the symptoms but also helps in treating the disease from its root cause. So Planet Ayurveda products show good results in this disease.

What is Pick’s Disease? – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment


The brain is one of the amazing organs of the body that controls the various functions of the body. The brain helps in receiving information through five senses including touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight. It is divided into four lobes and each one of its own function, one of these lobes is the frontal and temporal lobe which is responsible for controlling body movement, judgment, emotions, personality, memory, hearing, organizing, and understanding the language as well. When both of these lobes are affected this results in frontotemporal disease which is caused due to damaging of neurons. Due to nerve death, the commonly noted symptom is difficulty in behavior and thinking as well. One of the common forms of the disease is frontotemporal Dementia better known as Pick’s Disease. In this article, we are going to discuss Pick’s disease and its treatment through herbal medicine.

What Is Pick’s Disease?

Pick’s disease is one of the rare conditions which causes an irreversible and progressive type of Dementia. It is a type of Frontotemporal dementia which is resulted due to the degeneration of the frontotemporal lobe. The patient who has dementia their brain does not work properly enough. As a result, they find it difficult in thinking, memory, behavior, judgment as well as language. There are many conditions resulting in dementia including Alzheimer’s disease and this could affect different parts of the brain. Pick’s disease is one of these diseases where both the temporal and frontal lobe is affected. This affects emotional control, multitasking, inhibition, or planning and along with that, it might also disturb the emotional behavior.

Pick's Disease

What Are The Signs And Symptoms?

Anyone suffering from Pick’s disease will progress slowly and worsen the condition more. Most commonly seen are difficulty in interacting with people for example changes in behavior or not able to talk socially. Changes in behavior and personality are one of the most significant clinical features. The patient might suffer from some emotional or behavior changes like

  1. Changes in mood
  2. Behavior becomes very compulsive
  3. Symptoms similar to depression
  4. Detached socially
  5. Social skills are poor
  6. Repetition in behavior

What Causes Pick’s Disease?

It is caused due to the formation of an abnormal amount of nerve cell protein better known as Tau. This type of protein is found in all types of nerve cells and if the patient suffers from Pick’s disease then an accumulation of spherical clumps is very commonly seen. When the nerve cells start to get accumulated in the frontal as well as temporal lobe this causes the cell to die. The brain tissue starts to shrink resulting in symptoms similar to dementia. Yet, it is not proven by the scientist what causes the formation of these abnormal proteins. But it is found by the geneticists that Pick’s disease is related to abnormal genes. It has also been seen that the recurrence of the disease is closely related to the family.

How Pick’s Disease Can Be Diagnosed?

There is no specific test done to diagnose the disease but by knowing the medical history along with the imaging test. The Doctor might ask for few things like

  1. Knowing the total medical history.
  2. Asking about complete writing and speaking tests.
  3. Taking interviews with the family to learn about the behavior of patients.
  4. Neurological examination
  5. MRI, PET, and CT scans will help.


According to Allopaths, there is no specific treatment for Pick’s disease but there are some medications that will slow the symptoms. For example by providing antipsychotic and antidepressant medicines and will help in treating behavioral and emotional changes.  These medications might lead to other health disorders too.

According to Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, the bodies are made from Vata, Pitta, and Kapha whereas Pick’s disease is caused due to an imbalance of Vata. It can be considered as Smriti-Bhransh which means loss of memory. This mental health can be managed through herbal medicine without even causing any side effects.

Herbal Medicine Provided By Planet Ayurveda for Pick’s Disease

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Planet Ayurveda is a manufacturing company that runs globally and provides herbal medicines in different countries. All the herbal medicine made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and also clinically tested as well. Each herbal remedy is free from chemicals, preservatives, colors, etc making it safe to use and free from side effects as well.  Here is the list of herbal medicine

  1. Brahmi Chyawanprash
  2. Gotu Kola capsules
  3. Shilajit Capsules
  4. Memory Support

Product Description

1. Brahmi Chyawanprash

This Chyawanprash is made from herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus), and many others. It is very helpful in reducing mental fatigue and also increases concentration. The daily use of this herbal Chyawanprash will enhance memory and one of the best herbal formulations for reducing anxiety as well as stress.

Dosage:- One teaspoon twice daily.

2. Gotu Kola capsules

It is made from the single herb known as Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) and is one of the effective herbs in increasing memory. It is packed with nutrients like Vitamin A, B, E, K and magnesium. It is very effective in improving the blood circulation in the brain and giving nourishment to the nervous system.

Dosage:- Two capsules twice daily after meals with water.

3. Shilajit Capsules

It is made from a single herb called Shilajit (Asphaltum) which is well known for reducing weakness. This herbal medicine will improve mental as well as physical health as it contains antioxidants. It helps in boosting energy and also very effective in controlling cognitive disorders especially Pick’s disease

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Memory Support

As the name says it is very effective in supporting and also increasing memory. It is made from some effective herbs like Vacha (Acorus calamus), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and Vacha (Acorus calamus). All these herbs will relieve mental stress and also give life to the dead brain cells.

Dosage:- Two capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

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Brain is the C.P.U and it should be taken care of as mentioned in the article that how this mental disorder can affect life. All the herbal medicine provided in the article will help in treating the pick’s disease naturally and also improving memory