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Transient Ischemic Attack ?-How can it be Treated with Ayurvedic Herbs?


There are various health conditions a person is prone to. With food that is contaminated and adulterated, health issues are inevitable to emerge. So it becomes a duty of a person to live a life by consuming a healthy diet. As the unhealthy diet is the mother of various diseases. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is also a diseased condition that is directly linked to a junk diet a person has been consuming. In a Transient Ischemic Attack blood supply to the brain is hampered by microembolism (blood clots).

That results in temporary reduction of blood supply to the brain which results in some symptoms for a minute or a little longer. This is a low level stroke but can severely damage the brain. It is an emergency condition and thus requires immediate care. In the following text we shall see some details of  Transient Ischemic Attack and its management in the contemporary system of medicine as well as in the ayurvedic system of medicine. Let’s see!!

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)


Transient Ischemic Attack develops as a result of temporary blood supply to the brain. Blood supply is hindered by microemboli in the artery that supplies the brain. This is also known as ‘Ministroke’. It can be considered as a warning sign of a future stroke. Thus it becomes important to take immediate care of the condition as it is a medical emergency. Transient Ischemic Attack is associated with brain dysfunction in a circumscribed area that is caused by a regional decreased blood flow,thus oxygen supply to the part is hampered, which results in minor clinical symptoms. Symptoms persist for a shorter period of time. And it is fully resolved within twenty four hours. 80% of strokes after Transient Ischemic Attacks are preventable. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment are essential to minimise the risk of getting an disabling attack of a stroke.

Causes of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

  • Carotid artery stenosis is the prime cause of transient ischemic attack.
  • Blockage of an artery by blood clots or some fatty substance.
  • Arteriosclerosis.
  • High blood pressure can lead to TIA.
  • High cholesterol levels is another causative factor.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to TIA.

Risk factors

  • TIA is usually occurs in obese persons beecaus fat accumulation around the arteries.
  • Tendency of TIA is increased in smokers.
  • Diabetes patients are prone to get TIA.
  • Atrial fibrillation.
  • Increased blood pressure on the arteries is another factor that can result in TIA.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Patients feel dizziness or loss of consciousness can occur.
  • Paralysis or weakness and numbness can be experienced in the face, arms or lower extremities, usually referring to only one side.
  • Blindness can occur.
  • Double vision can be there.
  • Slurring of speech. The patient’s speech is not clear generally.
  • Nonfocal neurological symptoms can emerge as generalised weakness, fainting, lightheadedness, blackouts or bladder or bowel symptoms.


  • Complete blood count on the necessary basis as it can indicate the level of haemoglobin used for anaemia screening. Platelet count is useful in detecting thrombocytosis as it is a cause of Transient Ischemic Attack.
  • Coagulogram is required to check partial thromboplastin time (PTI), international normalised ratio (INR). Further investigations regarding coagulopathies are advised according to the condition.
  • Blood glucose level needs to be monitored because hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia can mimic Transient Ischemic Attack, particularly hypoglycemia.
  • Lipid profile is needed to check the lipid levels like cholesterol, triglycerides etc.
  • ECG and blood oxygen saturation is  useful to identify Transient Ischemic Attack and pulmonary embolism or myocardial infarction.
  • CT brain and CT angiography is usually needed in high risk patients who can develop recurrent strokes.


Approximately 90% of the patients who have experienced a ministroke, which is Transient Ischemic Attack, have a higher chance to experience a stroke in the next ninety days. Thus TIA is a medical emergency that needs sudden medical care.


  • Treatment includes revascularisation (that is restoring blood flow in blocked veins and arteries) in patients who have symptoms associated with carotid artery stenosis.
  • Anticoagulation in patients by atrial fibrillation and antiplatelet agents can be used. (Clopidogrel 75mg per day). Aspirin with 75 mg can be initiated.
  • Statins are used in hypertensive patients.
  • Lifestyle changing by avoiding alcohol, junk food and stopping smoking.

Herbal Remedies for Transient Ischemic Attack by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is an esteemed GMP certified, US-FDA registered and ISO 9001:2015 certified Ayurvedic Company, which observes the aim of manufacturing quality Ayurvedic medicines as described in the different ancient texts of Ayurveda. Medicines are manufactured without additives and preservatives and other kinds of chemicals or flavour enhancers which cause many side effects on the human body. Products prepared at Planet Ayurveda are pure and devoid of any adulteration. Planet Ayurveda has manufactured the following products using the herbs beneficial for cardiac muscle and heart health as well as for blood purification. Following is the list of formulations that is going to help in treating the Transient Ischemic Attack and its further complications which can result in a full blown disabling stroke.

Product List

  1. Ashwagandha capsules
  2. Brahmi capsules
  3. Arjuna capsules
  4. Punarnava capsules
  5. Curcumin capsules
  6. Gotu Kola capsules

herbal remedies for transient ischaemic attack

Herbal Supplements for Transient Ischemic Attack

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

It contains ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These capsules are filled with the robust properties of Ashwagandha. It improves the quality of blood. It also improves blood flow in the body.

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

2. Brahmi capsules

It is composed of a single herb namely brahmi (Bacopa monnieri).  It is beneficial in reducing blood pressure. This is beneficial in hypertensive patients. Brahmi calms the mind and relieves symptoms of anxiety and stress.

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

3. Arjuna Capsules

It is a single herb capsule composed of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). It is the herb of choice in heart conditions. It is a herb that provides strength to the cardiac muscles.

Dosage: 2 capsules with plain water 2 times a day after 30 minutes of meals.

4. Punarnava Capsules

It contains punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) extract. It helps in maintaining a good cardiovascular system. It is beneficial in hypotensive patients. It also increases haemoglobin in anaemic patients. Punarnava is also advantageous in neurological problems that can arise due to Transient Ischemic Attack.

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

5. Curcumin Capsules

It consists of Harida (Curcuma longa), which enhances blood circulation. It has anti-inflammatory properties thus alleviates inflammation anywhere in the body. Furthermore it pacifies all three doshas i.e. vata, pitta and kapha. As it improves the blood circulation in micro blood vessels, which makes it beneficial in Transient Ischemic Attack.

Dosage : 2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

6. Gotu Kola Capsules

These capsules are filled with Gotukola (Centella asiatica). Gotukola is known to be a ‘hridya’ which means cardiac health well being enhancer. It is useful in ‘raktapitta’, which is a bleeding disorder. Therefore it is beneficial in Transient Ischemic Attack.

Dosage :  2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

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As we have discussed, Transient Ischemic Attack is known as ‘ministroke’ which is less drastic than the full blown disabling stroke. As it is a warning sign of a stroke, it becomes essential to take immediate care about the condition. As mentioned above, the management plan in the contemporary medicine system and ayurvedic system. Ayurvedic management is based on treating the root cause of the disease as well as symptoms of a medical condition. Moreover, there are numerous health benefits of a single herb other than the main action. Therefore, the above mentioned herbal capsules act mainly on the cardiovascular system and improve its wellbeing.

Hence advantageous in curing and preventing the Transient Ischemic Attack and further stroke.  In conclusion, aforesaid herbal capsules prepared by Planet Ayurveda provide relief from Transient Ischemic Attack and provide other numerous benefits.

What is Psychomotor Retardation? – Causes, Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Treatment


The term psychomotor refers to the connections built amid the mental and physical functions. Psychomotor retardation is one of the prime symptoms of major depressive disorder or in simple we can say, depression. Psychomotor impairment is the slowing down or hampering of mental and physical activities. Our body movements and thinking capacity is majorly affected. This can be seen by visible slowing of speech and eye or hand movements along with other emotional reactions. These changes are commonly seen in bipolar disorders or in depression. It can also be seen in adverse effects of some medications, like benzodiazepines. This disease wants more nursing care to feed the patient with adequate food or fluid. The aim of this article is to provide valuable information on psychomotor retardation, its causes, clinical features and management of this condition as per Ayurveda aspect.


Psychomotor impairment was discovered more than a century ago, is a long time accepted component of depression that can have noteworthy clinical and many corrective measures used as in the management. Clinical features  of psychomotor retardation  may involve  decreased movement, slowed speech, and diminishes cognitive responses. These are ordinary symptoms in patients who are suffering from melancholic depression and those with psychotic features, which may show abnormalities in the dopaminergic pathways as well as in the basal ganglia. The symptoms of this disease may vary from person to person, it is absolutely opposite to the psychomotor agitations, because agitation has restless symptoms, like pinching in skin, or being restless all the time. These symptoms are due to the mental tension, causes for both the diseases are similar.

Psychomotor Retardation

What causes psychomotor impairment

Psychomotor impairment is a symptom of various diseases, some of the most common diseases are –

  1. Encephalopathies.
  2. Major depression disorder.
  3. Thyroid related disorders- Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism.
  4. Common disease caused by hyperthyroidism – Grave’s disease.
  5. Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome
  6. Smooth brain (Lissencephaly)
  7. Parkinson’s disease

Psychomotor impairment can be caused by above factors

  1. Genetic factors.
  2. Various chronic diseases
  3. Major Neurological diseases
  4. Imbalanced hormones.
  5. Mental health disorders.

Psychomotor retardation can occur due to the ongoing medication of any underlying condition. Some medications that cause this disease are –

  1. Benzodiazepines that are used for anxiety issues.
  2. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications.
  3. Antipsychotics like chlorpromazine
  4. Atypical antipsychotics like lurasidone.
  • Biological causes – disturbance in basal ganglia work or  decreased blood flow in certain parts of the brain, like in the left prefrontal cortex, angular gyrus, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, and in anterior cingulate may helps to develop these psychomotor retardation.
  • Other medical conditions – that causes psychomotor retardation such as diabetes, hypertension, bipolar depression.
  • Age factor – slowing down of mental and physical activities are normal with ageing but in this psychomotor retardation this process seems to be worsened.
  • Clinical Features – the symptoms of this disease may differ from person to person, even children and adults may vary their symptoms.

Major disturbance is caused by this condition is impaired muscle function and slow down the speech process that may hamper the day to day activities, like –

Hindrance in communication skills

  • Slowed activities like brushing teeth, bathing, cooking or eating, also in socialising skills.
  • This condition can affect your job and hobbies and many day to day activities. And in children, they may show their delayed milestones like difficulty in walking, playing with toys, holding the objects, talking, and eating.

Diagnosis – This condition can be diagnosed by physical examination, or clinical history.

If your practitioner is suspecting genetic or neurological diseases then they may suggest you to take MRI, USG, CT scan tests.

Blood tests may help to diagnose any underlying disorder like  imbalance in thyroid hormones or diabetes.


Management is totally based on the severity as well as on the underlying diseases. Psychomotor disorders may be acute or chronic and may happen due to the impairment in genetic factors or on the basis of neurological symptoms. This can show symptoms for life long but it is manageable with efficacious medicines and other therapies.

As per Ayurveda Aspect this disease can be caused due to the kapha- vata and tama dosha dosha that affects the manovaha srotas. These doshas affect the mana, buddhi, smriti, sheel, bhakti and cheshta along with it shows various symptoms like slow down the activities, delayed response, disturbed emotional status. This disease can be managed by various means of Ayurvedic medications and gives efficient results in the patient’s condition. Planet Ayurveda gives some effective formulations to treat this condition.


Planet Ayurveda is a holistic herbal manufacturing company that prepares various types of herbal medicines that help the patient to get relief from their diseases and these articulations are prepared by the ancient methods that are mentioned in the Ayurvedic texts. These are 100% natural and give no side-effects to the patient. These are free from adulterants or substitutes, fillers, dyes etc. some herbal medications that are used to manage this condition are –


Herbal Remedies for Psychomotor Retardation

Herbal Remedies for Psychomotor Retardation


Product description


This polyherbal formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda consists of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These both are vata anulomana and have great effects on the mano vaha srotas dushti. Bpth helps the patient to increase their pace in day to day activities and gives strength to the neuro-muscular system.

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


This is classical polyherbal and mineral formulation described in ayurvedic texts consists of the parada (purified mercury), loha bhasma (purified iron) etc. this articulation helps to patient to get relief from the motor disturbances and can treat various types of psychotic disorders.

Dosage: 1 once-daily–chew it with warm ghee or warm water


This is a polyherbal formulation patent by planet ayurveda prepared by the ancient classical methods consists of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), mandukaparni (Centella asiatica) etc. these herbs are very effective in kapho-vataj conditions and gives strength to psychomotor reflexes, helps to improve the communication skills, socialising skills, speech abilities, and many other psychomotor symptoms.

Dosage : 2 teaspoons twice a day with plain water, after meals.


This is a polyherbal formulation patent by planet ayurveda prepared by traditional methods consists of safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) etc. these herbs are very effective in strengthening the muscles and nervous system disorders. Both herbs are very helpful in decreased somatic activities like slowed bathing, cooking, and verbal communications.

Dosage : 1 Capsule once or twice daily after meals.


This is classical Ayurvedic formulation mentioned in ayurvedic texts consisting of haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) etc. This is very effective in several psychotic disorders and helps to get relief in bipolar depression, mental disorders, and strengthens neuro-muscular diseases.

Dosage : 1 tsp twice daily with warm water

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Psychomotor impairment is a visible slowing down of physical and emotional reactions that may include speech and many other activities like cooking, eating or communication skills. This condition can be managed by Ayurvedic formulation and therapies that are mentioned in Classical Samhitas written by respected Acharyas.