Category: Brain / Memory Health

Herbal Remedies for Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Overview

Multifocal or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a slow viral infection of central nervous system caused by papovavirus called JC virus. This virus causes very serious damage and inflammation in grey matter of brain. PML develops in immunocomprised individuals like CMV and toxoplasma encephalitis does, and is, therefore, are important form of encephalitis due to increasing number of cases of AIDS. JC virus is non-enveloped double standard DNA that is first isolated by john Cunningham and named as JC virus.

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PML infects oligodendrocytes and caused progressive demyelination at multifocal areas scattered throughout the central nervous system. The lesions in this disorder consist of focal, irregular gelatinous areas most prominent at the junction of grey and white matter of brain. Main areas affected in this disorder are cerebrum, brainstem, cerebellum and sometimes spinal cord is also affected.

Patients undergoing chronic corticosteroids, individuals with different organ cancers and patients taking immunosuppressive therapy for organ transplant are more prone to the risk of PML. Several other health issues like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis are also at the risk for this serious problem. This serious illness can be fatal if not treated on time.

Main Features of this Disorder Consist of

  • Focal areas of demyelination
  • Many lipid-laden macrophages in the centre of foci
  • Enlarged oligodendroglial nuclei containing purple viral inclusions at the periphery of the lesions

Symptoms

  • Clumsiness
  • Speech troubles
  • Partial and full blindness
  • Mental impairment
  • Facial drooping
  • Weakness
  • Coordination problems
  • Loss of senses
  • Seizures

Herbal Remedies for Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Standardized extract of ashwagandha is used to prepare this herbal supplement available at planet Ayurveda to treat multifocal leukoencephalopathy naturally. Ashwagandha is very valuable herb of Ayurveda that provide various health benefits to both body and mind. This beneficial herb helps to relieve stress, anxiety and also give good results in other nervous system related disorders.

This herb is known for improving memory and concentration according to Ayurveda. High concentration of withanolides present in leaves and roots of this plant helps to reduce inflammation and unwanted growth of cells in nervous system. It has great calming effects and helps to reduce excessive anxiety level.It is also used to support healthy immune system and helps to fight against various viruses and bacterial infections. Beside these functions ashwagandha is also known for its other medicinal properties like to reduce high blood sugar and cholesterol level.

Cortisol is the major hormone that is responsible for causing excessive stress and anxiety and this beneficial herbal supplement helps to control the secretion of this hormone. It is also good for both male and female reproductive system. In men it controls the testosterone hormone and promotes fertility. In sufferers of multifocal leukoencephalopathy this herbal supplements helps to increase body muscle mass and helps to strengthen weakened muscles.

Dosage :- you can take 2 capsules twice daily with normal water after meals.

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2. Brahmi Capsules

100% pure extract of herb brahmi is used to prepare this miraculous herbal supplement that is used to bring both physical and mental health of the body.Bacosides are the major chemical compounds present in this herb and these have great effects on brain cells. Herb brahmi also helps to regenerate new brain cells. Anti-oxidant nature of this herb boosts our immune system and also helps to fight against free radicals and toxins.

It protects body and brain cells from the harmful effects of various types of infections. It is used to improve memory and also helps in rejuvenation of new brain cells. This herbal supplement not only works on brain but it is also beneficial for other vital organs of the body. It is also beneficial for promoting good health of liver by stimulating the process of detoxification.

It also helps to maintain normal blood pressure and is also very effective herbal supplement for skin related disorders. Bronchodilator nature of herb used in this herbal product helps to fight against congestion and gives relief to chronic asthmatic sufferers. It is also good for promoting good health of digestive system. It is a great stress buster and good for treating mental conditions like insomnia, seizures and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dosage :- you can take 2 capsules daily after your meals with normal water.

3. Stress Support Capsules

Ashwagandha, tagar and brahmi are the various wonderful herbs that are used to prepare this herbal formulation for healthy and stress free mind. This herb helps to pacify all three doshas but it works miraculously on vata dosha that is the major cause of nervous system related disorders. Herbs used in this herbal supplement possesses multiple medicinal functions and protects our physical and nervous system from risk of serious disorders.

Ashwagandha is anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, anti-stress and anti-oxidant in nature. Tagar helps to fight against stress and anxiety and it has calming nature that helps to relieve excessive stress naturally. Brahmi is used to improve concentration and lack of memory. Regular use of this herbal formulation helps to improve mental ability and also fight against depression, epilepsy, hallucinations and other brain related conditions.

Dosage :- 2 capsules daily with regular water after taking your meals.

4. Medhya Churna

Medhya churna is prefect herbal blend to improve and to enhance our nervous system naturally. Vacha, ashwagandha, ajmoda, shweta jeerak, Krishna jeerak, sonth, maricha, pippali, patha, shankhpushpi and brahmi are the natural herbs used to prepare this natural powder for healthy nervous system. It is great supplement for healthy nervous system that helps to relieve stress and anxiety. Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of all the herbs helps to protect both body and mind from the risk of serious problems. This natural product is used to relieve excessive stress and anxiety naturally without any side effects.

Dosage :- 1gram of powder twice daily with normal water after meals.

5. Punarnava Capsules

Punarnava is the major beneficial herb used in the preparation of this wonderful supplement available at planet Ayurveda for healthy brain. It all also offers a wide range of health benefits for other organs of body. Its anti-tumour nature helps to protect brain from the growth of harmful accumulation of cells. This herb is also expectorant, diuretic, stomachic and digestive in nature and fights against serious conditions that are harmful for our internal organs. According to Ayurveda punarnava is very effective nerve rejuvenator and it is used in treatment of nervous weakness and other brain related ill conditions.

Dosage :-2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.

6. Musali Strength Capsules

Musali Strength is again pure herbal formulation for healthy brain available at planet Ayurveda. Safed musli and gokshura are the effective herbs used to prepare this wonderful formulation of healthy brain. This formulation miraculously helps in the pacification of three doshas- vata, pitta and kapha. It is also very beneficial formulation for treating male and female reproductive system related problems. It improves sexual strength and libido. It is also good for treating infertility and menstrual problems in females.

Dosage :- 1-2 capsules twice daily after meals with normal water.

All the above mentioned products are good for maintaining natural health of the body and mind. Herbs used in these herbal supplements are natural, pure and do not have any side effects. These herbal supplements are 100% vegetarian. All herbal supplements are free from chemicals, starch, additives, chemicals, preservatives, colours and binders. These products of Planet Ayurveda for healthy nervous system are formulated under the medical supervision of MD doctors.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

Overview

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a rare disorder of the brain. This disorder is characterized by serious problems with walking (gait), coordination of eye movements (visual disturbances) and body balance (inability to balance the body properly while standing or walking).

People affected by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy experience serious and permanent problems with control of gait and balance, and are also unable to coordinate the movement of their eyes. This uncommon brain disorder also known as Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome generally gets worse with time (it is a progressive disorder), and can lead to life-threatening complications, like pneumonia and difficulties in swallowing. The disorder mostly affects people aged 60 years or more.

The exact cause of the occurrence of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is not known. However, it is believed that the disorder apparently results from damage to or deterioration of the brain’s parts above the ‘nuclei’ nerve cell clusters (that is, the supranuclear parts of the brain). The nuclei affected in this disorder mainly control the body movements, eye movements, and thinking/reasoning ability.

Symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

There are two characteristic symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy :-

  • Inability to balance the body while walking (mostly a tendency to fall backwards)
  • Inability to focus the eyes properly (especially difficulty in looking up or down, and blurry vision).

Besides these two main symptoms, some of the other common signs of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy are :-

  • Swallowing problems (Dysphagia)
  • Speech problems (Dysarthria)
  • Slow and stiff body movements (similar to those noticed in people affected by Parkinson’s disease)
  • Rigidity of facial muscles (immobile, mask-like face)
  • Impulsive behaviour
  • Crying/laughing without reason for prolonged periods
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Frequent falls and injuries
  • Constipation
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Difficulty in taking decisions
  • Lack of problem-solving and reasoning capabilities
  • Poor memory and lack of concentration
  • Lack of interest in day-to-day activities, even pleasurable activities.

Treatment of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

There is presently no effective cure for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Hence, the line of treatment for this condition basically involves the use of various methods which can be helpful in managing the symptoms like stiffness, slowness and balance problems faced by some patients, or the vision, speech and swallowing difficulties faced by other patients.

There are some excellent herbal formulations offered by renowned herbal manufacturing company Planet Ayurveda for effectively managing the symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. These formulations are prepared under the guidance of expert Ayurveda practitioners. For the preparation of these formulations, 100% pure and natural herbs are used.

The herbal remedies for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy offered by Planet Ayurveda are Boswellia Curcumin Capsules, Ashwagandha Capsules, Shilajit Capsules, Giloy Capsules and Hakam Churna.

1. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

The preparation of these amazing capsules involves the use of two potent, widely known herbs Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). Both the herbs together have proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The herbs have immense medicinal value due to the presence of Boswellic acid in Shallaki and Curcuminoids in Curcumin. These ingredients are extremely helpful in managing the potential complications associated with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

The use of Boswellia Curcumin capsules is beneficial in boosting the immune system, supporting healthy functioning of joints, increasing blood supply to joint tissue, enhancing the biochemical structure of cartilage, and keeping the cardiovascular system healthy.

Dosage :- 2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

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2. Ashwagandha Capsules

The standardized extract of the Ashwagandha herb (Withania somnifera) is used for preparing these capsules. The herb has several medicinal benefits and is especially known for its anti-inflammatory action.

People suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy can benefit from the use of Ashwagandha capsules because these capsules can enhance the functioning of the brain, treat inflammation, support the nervous system, keep the heart healthy, reduce metabolic imbalances, make the muscles strong, maintain a balance between mind and body, reduce hypertension, improve overall mental health, and balance the Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas of the body.

Dosage :- 2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

3. Shilajit Capsules

For preparing these capsules, the standardized extract of ‘Shilajit herb (Asphaltum) is used. Shilajit herb has a lot of medicinal value and is considered an excellent adaptogen, restorative, rejuvenative and ‘rasayana’. This herb can also prevent a number of diseases and is a remarkable natural anti-aging supplement.

Shilajit capsules are made from pure and natural Shilajit. These capsules are extremely beneficial in maintaining a healthy mind and a healthy body, rejuvenating brain cells, relieving mental and physical stress, increasing stamina, relaxing the mind, improving the body metabolism, eliminating toxins from the body, strengthening the muscles, treating chronic allergies, enhancing memory and concentration, supporting the immune system, keeping the skin healthy, and purifying the blood.

Dosage :– 1-2 capsules, once or twice a day.

4. Giloy Capsules

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extracts of the Giloy herb (Tinospora cordifolia) which is widely known for its pharmaceutical properties including anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antipyretic, anti-cancer, analgesic, blood-purifying, and immune-modulator properties.

The use of Giloy capsules is helpful in treating various infections, managing inflammation, treating chronic fever, managing gout and cardiac weakness, curing several skin disorders, treating anaemia, managing jaundice, and treating leprosy and different types of cancers.

Dosage :– 1-2 capsules with plain water, two times a day.

5. Hakam Churna

This churna is an amazing herbal powder prepared from a combination of some extremely potent herbs which are widely used in Ayurvedic formulations. The herbs from which this churna is prepared include: Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativaa), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), and Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum).

The use of Hakam churna can benefit the patients of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy because of the ability of its herbal components to relieve pain and fatigue, manage inflammatory and painful disorders, enhance the functioning of the liver, support the digestive system, manage painful joints, treat Cervical spondylitis, balance the body’s Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas.

Dosage :- 3-5 gm of churna with hot water, twice a day.

Conclusion:-

The use of Planet Ayurveda’s herbal formulations can provide relief to people suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy in a safe and natural manner. These formulations are completely vegetarian products, and are free from chemicals, fillers, preservatives, starch, additives, colours, yeast, or binders.