Category: Brain / Memory Health

Treatment of Hydrocephalus With Herbal Remedies


Hydrocephalus is a condition in which fluid buildup is noticed in the cavities of the brain that are called ventricles. These ventricles are seated deep within the brain and due to accumulation of fluid (cerebrospinal fluid) the ventricles increase and put pressure on the brain. Cerebrospinal fluid normally flows in through the ventricles and bathes the brain and the spinal cord. But if this fluid is accumulated in the brain ventricles it puts too much pressure on brain tissue and hence causes damage. This damage of tissues can result in imparied brain functions and the impairment depends on the level of tissue damage. In this article we will discuss the hydrocephalus in detail, mentioning its causes, symptoms, types and ayurvedic treatment.


The term hydrocephalus is derived from the greek word ‘hydro’ which means water and ‘cephalus’ that means head. The water here refers to the presence of cerebrospinal fluid. The accumulation of CSF in the ventricles results in increased intracranial pressure inside the skull and also causes progressive enlargement of head, convulsions, tunnel visions and mental disability. Hydrocephalus can happen at any age but usually it occurs more frequently in infants and adults around 60 years and above.



The causes of hydrocephalus vary with age like in infants it is generally the result of injury to the head before or during birth, congenital defects, tumors of the central nervous system and infections before birth that affects CNS. On the other hand, in older patients (in older children and adults) it is generally the result of developmental defects, tumors of the brain or spinal cord, bleeding in the brain and injury to the brain.

Types of Hydrocephalus

  1. Communicating hydrocephalus
  2. Non communicating hydrocephalus
  3. Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)

1. Communicating Hydrocephalus

This type is also called as non-obstructive hydrocephalus. In communicating hydrocephalus the flow of cerebrospinal fluid is blocked after it exits the ventricles. In this form CSF can still flow between ventricles that remain open.

2. Non communicating Hydrocephalus

Non communicating hydrocephalus is also known as obstructive hydrocephalus and this generally occurs when the flow of cerebrospinal fluid is blocked. The blockage is generally seen in one or more narrow passages connecting the ventricles.

3. Normal pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)

This type typically affects people ages around 60 years. It can be the result of any injury or even stroke. Normal pressure hydrocephalus generally develops gradually, blocking the CSF drainage. It causes fluid buildup with time. After this the enlarged ventricles press the brain around the skull and thus causes symptoms. The NPH includes dementia, walking difficulties, slurred speech which are similar to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease making the diagnosis difficult. In most of the cases normal pressure hydrocephalus remains undetermined. Bleeding in the brain due to stroke, injury, tumor and infections like meningitis are its main causes. Such patients usually develop urgency and incontinence, walking difficulties, altered gait, cognitive challenges as the early symptoms of NPH.

Sign and Symptoms

The general sign and symptoms of hydrocephalus includes abnormal enlargement of head, recurrent nausea and vomiting of unknown type, sleepiness, irritability, sun setting eyes (downward deviation of eyes), seizures, increases urgency, incontinence in some cases, blurred vision, diplopia, poor gait, poor coordination, slow development in children and swelling of optic disc. In rare cases loss of memory, cognitive challenges, bulging fontanel and prominent scalp veins will be noticed. Generally the risk of hydrocephalus is increased by premature births, brain infections and hemorrhage.

In Ayurveda, hydrocephalus is correlated with upshershak. In ashtanga hridaya uttaratantra upshershak is understood as a condition in children. The cause of upshershak is believed to be vata prakopa in garbha (before birth). This vitiated vata gets its root in kapala and then it produces swelling similar to the colour of skin and remains painless. (A.H.Ut. 23/21)


  1. Computerized tomography showing enlarged spaces or ventricles of the brain.
  2. Chiari malformations (abnormality at the base of the brain where the spinal cord joins with the skull).
  3. Dandy walker syndrome (when the fourth ventricle is enlarged due to the partial or complete closure of the other ventricular outlets).


In modern medicine, the commonest method of Treatment of Hydrocephalusis surgical insertion of drainage systems called shunts. Another surgical procedure is also done known as endoscopic third ventriculostomy.Ayurveda explains that generally the upshershak reduces on its own. If it does not resolve then applying lepa made up of jaw, gehu, moong and ghrita is very beneficial. Rakta visravan is also done again and again, sudation with dashamoola kwatha is done.

For the management of hydrocephalus planet ayurveda also offers some of its herbal products. These products are made from the standardized extract of herbs and helps in pacifying vata and initiates the absorption of accumulated CSF.

Herbal Remedies for Hydrocephalus

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The Formulations offered areas Follows

  1. Brahmi capsules
  2. Gotu kola Capsules
  3. Ashwagandha capsules
  4. Punarnava capsules
  5. Amalaki Rasayan
  6. Brahmi Chyawanprash

Products Description

1. Brahmi capsules

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is known for its wonderful results in brain malfunction which is the result of many conditions. Brahmi is known to increase the memory power and boost brain functioning. It also helps in nourishing the damaged brain cells.

Dose: One capsule twice a day after meals.

2. Gotu kola capsules

These Capsules are made from the extract of gotu kola (Centella asiatica). The parts used for the preparation are the leaves of gotu kola. This herb is very beneficial in improving circulation, improves alertness and provides relaxation.

Dose: One capsule twice a day after meals.

3. Ashwagandha capsules

This herb is known to reduce nervous breakdown due to hydrocephalus. It nourishes the brain tissue and provides effective results in pacifying vata. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) also helps in increasing the body’s immunity and thus reducing the hydrocephalus caused due to brain infection.

Dose: One capsule twice a day after meals.

4. Punarnava capsules

In Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), punar means again and nava means new. The herb is known to rejuvenate the cells and thus limiting the damage caused due to accumulation of CSF. It also helps in the absorption of CSF and thus relieves the symptoms. It also helps in stabilizing urinary incontinence or urgency.

Dose: One capsule twice a day after meals.

5. Amalaki Rasayan

Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) rasayan work by decreasing the intracranial pressure that builds inside the skull due to the accumulation of CSF. It enhances your immunity and fights with the infections.

Dose: One capsule twice daily after meals.

6. Brahmi Chyawanprash

This formulation contains Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) , vasaka (Adhatoda vasica) and many more. This is very beneficial in reducing symptoms related to memory, walking and altered gait. The use of this product on a daily basis is very helpful in balancing tridoshas, nourishing the body and strengthening immunity.

Dose: One tablespoon twice daily after meals.

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Hydrocephalus occurs generally in children but now is commonly seen in the adults too. Such conditions are capable of causing great damage to the brain and its tissues thus producing a variety of symptoms. The formulations offered by planet ayurveda are potential of resolving the symptoms and managing this condition very efficiently. The products offered by planet ayurveda are totally herbal and do not cause any side effects. The products are internationally certified and do not contain any kind of fillers, dyes, adulterants etc. In case of any query kindly visit

Alternative Treatment of Musician’s dystonia (MD)


Music is a string that braces our soul and fills its emptiness. The feed of music for our soul is cooked by Musicians. They are the one which can make you laugh and cry with strings of their music. We all know how supportive the listening music is when mood is not on its way. This is all magic of musician’s hands and brain which generates music. When the hands and brain of musicians work simultaneously, the waves of music coming from their instruments make our soul dance. But unfortunately, sometimes the situation arises which incapables the musician to produce magic with his hands. This condition is termed as Musician’s Dystonia. In this article, we are going to discuss Musician’s Dystonia and how to treat it.


Dystonia is referred to as a condition which causes unusual or involuntary movements. There are various types of dystonia from which musician’s dystonia is one. Musician’s dystonia (MD) is a neurological motor disorder characterized by unusual or involuntary movements of muscles which are used in playing a musical instrument.

Musician’s dystonia decreases the musician’s ability to play an instrument. Main three instruments associated with this disease are guitar, piano and brass instruments. About 1-2% of professional musicians have to suffer from this dystonia while a large number of affected musicians remain unidentified by this disease. Ratio of musician’s dystonia is more in males than in females.

Dystonia is also observed in hair stylists, tailors, athletes and in people who spend most of their time typing on the computer keyboards. The type of dystonia that occurs in athletes is termed as

Musician's Dystonia


Musician’s dystonia is the result of variations in the way of nerves of body parts to build communication with the brain. In response, instructions from the brain fail to coordinate with desired movements.

Some Medical Conditions Which can Cause Musicians Dystonia are

  • Infection
  • Trauma to the affected body part
  • Adverse reaction of medication
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Carbon-monoxide poisoning
  • Stroke

Some Habits of musician’s can Also Cause Musicians Dystonia, which includes:

  • Change in technique of playing an instrument
  • Increased amount of performance or practice time
  • Playing a new type of instrument
  • Changes made due to a nerve injury

Environmental and genetic factors may both play a role in Musician’s dystonia. About 10% of people affected with this disease already have a family background of this condition.


Generally there is no feeling of pain observed in this. Symptoms of Musician dystonia may find in hands which don’t respond as wanted when musicians try to play his instrument.

Symptoms to be observed are:

  • Clenching or curling in fingers
  • Fingers shaking
  • Freezing of hands or stop moving altogether
  • Imbalanced sleep patterns
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Digestive problems
  • Exhaustion
  • Mental stress
  • Blurred vision
  • Short temper


When you visit your doctor, he will ask your medical history, used medications and activities of daily life. Doctor also make an examination of affected body part and ask to perform some tests which are:

  • Blood tests to detect any infection
  • CT scan or MRI to check if any lesion or tumor present inside brain
  • Electromyography to monitor electrical activity inside muscles.


There is no exact treatment of Musician’s dystonia in modern science. However there are several treatment approaches including intake of anti-cholinergic such as Trihexyphenidyla and several others. Intake of such medicines is not effective to treat this disease but they give adverse effects to the patients such as difficulty in urination, dry mouth, anxiety, drowsiness and depression. These medications are not safe to consume as they have numerous side effects.

But there is no need to worry; the Ayurveda system has effective treatment of this disease and that too without giving any side effects. As Ayurveda is the oldest and natural system of medicines, it makes the disease treated by its root cause. Ayurvedic medicines are 100 percent safer to consume for person of any age.

How to Find which Ayurvedic Company is Best?

PLANET AYURVEDA is treating various acute as well as chronic diseases from a number of years. It manufactures its own herbal products using organic and pure herbs and applying principles of Ayurvedic literature. All our products are formulated with best quality extracts of herbs without using any chemical, preservative, starch, additive, binder, colors or any other synthetic excipient under the guidance of MD Ayurveda doctors.

As a result of many years of research and study, Planet Ayurveda manufactures some preparations for the treatment of Musicians Dystonia.

Herbal Remedies for Musician's Dystonia

Ayurvedic Medicines for Musician's Dystonia

Take a look at These Wonderful Formulations.

  1. RumoGin 5 Capsules
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Vrihat Vatchintamani Rasa
  4. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules
  5. Brahmi Capsules


1. RumoGin 5 Capsules

RumoGin 5 capsules by Planet Ayurveda consist of several herbs such as

  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Shallaki (Boswellia serrata)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum).

These capsules are very much effective in treating musician’s dystonia, along this they improve bone health, joint health, and muscle health also.

DOSAGE: 2 capsules, two times during day with plain water, after meals.

2. Yograj Guggul

Ingredients such as

  • Shudh Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Devdaru (Cedrus deodara)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

Many more are used in Planet Ayurveda’s manufacturing unit to make Yograj guggul tablets. These tablets are advantageous in getting rid from musician’s dystonia and arthritis also. Equilibrium between Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) are also maintained by Yograj Guggul tablets.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets, twice in day with normal water, after meals.

3. Vrihat Vatchintamani rasa

Vrihat Vatchintamani rasa is made up of Swarna bhasma (Calx of Gold), Abhraka bhasma (Calx of Mica), Rajat bhasma (Calx of Silver), Loha bhasma (Calx of Iron), Mukta bhasma (Calx of Pearl) and several other marvelous ingredients helping in treatment of musician’s dystonia as well as improving brain functioning, mental health, digestive system and nervous system. This Rasa also balances the vata and pitta doshas in the body.

DOSAGE: 125 mg, twice a day with honey or musta kashaya, after meals.

4. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

Boswellia Curcumin capsules by Planet Ayurveda consist of two anti-inflammatory herbs; Boswellia and Curcumin. These capsules are very effective in treating musician’s dystonia and in arthritis, osteoarthritis, and cervical spondylitis, chronic colitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, marie-strumpell disease and cancer also.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule, twice during a day with normal water, after meals.

5. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules are formulated by standardized extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) herb. These capsules are effective in improving brain strength, maintaining vocal cords, and providing longevity. Not only this, brahmi capsules also promote healthy skin and purify blood. These capsules can be used in the treatment of swelling, fever, cough, diabetes and jaundice.

DOSAGE: 2 capsules, twice daily with normal water, after meals.

Ayurvedic medicines of Planet Ayurveda are best in treating musician’s dystonia in a natural way as they don’t have any side-effects.


  • Wear a thin glove while playing on the instrument.
  • Change the technique of holding and playing instruments.
  • Try to alter the angle of the keyboard while playing traditional piano      because its keys have some different texture.
  • Do stretch of affected organs, which help you to decrease discomfort associated with Musician’s dystonia.


Musicians entertain us with their magical hands and instruments. So, it is necessary for the magicians to stay healthy and get rid from Musician’s Dystonia. As we read above, this is a disease which can be treated with Ayurvedic medicines only. Use above given medicines and generate vibes of happiness and love into environment.