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What is Encephalomalacia?-Symptoms, Causes and Ayurvedic Treatment


Encephalomalacia in basic words can be defined as a condition of  softening of the brain or loss of brain tissues due to various reasons that can be cerebral ischemia, craniocerebral trauma or any other kind of trauma to the brain. In this condition the injury to the brain affects the neurons in the white and grey matter. It can also include some other parts of the brain like occipital lobe, frontal lobe, temporal lobe or parietal lobe, that ultimately alters the motor and sensory functions of the body. Encephalomalacia is a chronic condition that occurs when brain tissue softens. It is also known as Cerebral softening or Cerebromalacia. Encephalomalacia can occur in any part of the brain after trauma. Modern Science considers Encephalomalacia as an incurable disease as tissues of the human brain are degenerative in nature. However underlying causes can be treated to avoid any further irreversible damages. However in both modern Science and in Ayurveda there are not any treatments specific to this condition but symptomatic treatment can be done to subside and to avoid further damage to the brain tissues.


The softening of the brain tissue of the loss of it can be termed as encephalomalacia or can be called as Cerebral softening or Cerebromalacia too. This softening or damage to the tissues of the brain can be caused by trauma or due to any other associated disease. This condition starts at one part of the brain and later on affects the other part also. This condition is attained due to inflammation or bleeding in the brain. As a result of all these the system of the body dysfunctions. This condition can occur in any age group but if this condition attacks children or infants it can be fatal. The symptoms of  Encephalomalacia vary from patient to patient according to the part of the brain affected but in any of it immediate treatment is a must as delay in the treatment can lead to the patient landing in coma or even can cause death. In the most severe cases even surgery may be done to remove the damaged tissues. This softening of the brain can be classified into 3 sub categories that are Red softening, white softening and yellow softening. Following are the description of these types –

Causes of Encephalomalacia

  1. Red Softening – in this type of softening the tissues in the brain turns red in colour due to presence of blood in the area. It can be seen in patients of hemorrhagic stroke.
  2. White Softening – in this type the brain tissues turns white in colour due to absence of supply of blood in that area. This area can look white or yellow in colour and indicates brain cell damage.
  3. Yellow Softening – this type of softening is usually seen in patients of trauma. Yellowish colour occurs due to formation of plaques in the arteries of the brain.


  1. Temporary or permanent vision loss that can lead to Blindness too
  2. Severe headaches
  3. Dizziness
  4. Memory loss
  5. Vertigo
  6. Disturbed sleep
  7. Mood swings (when frontal lobe is affected)
  8. Seizures
  9. Altered coordination
  10. Extreme drowsiness
  11. Tremors
  12. Difficulty in movement
  13. Changed behaviour
  14. Lost concentration
  15. Weakness of the muscles


  1. Physical examination
  2. CT (Computerised Tomography) Scan can be done to check the volume of fluid loss or soft tissue damage of the brain.
  3. EEG (Electroencephalography) to measure the electrical activity of the brain.
  4. CBC (Complete Blood Count)
  5. Urine test
  6. Spinal fluid Test
  7. MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) can be done to check for changes in any part of the brain.


There is no specific or direct treatment for curing this disease. However the treatment to the underlying causes can be done and is usually performed.

  1. Stem cell Therapy can be done.
  2. Removal of the brain tissue by surgical procedure can also be performed in severe cases.

However there are not any specific treatments for the cure of these diseases as brain tissues are considered to be non regenerative that means once it is damaged it can not be generated again.


As this is a serious disease but it can turn even more severe if immediate treatment is not given to the patient. Complications can be

  1. Seizures
  2. Functional disability
  3. The patient can land to coma
  4. Death


As mentioned above this condition is not reversible but to avoid any further complications supportive treatment is given by Acharyas of Ayurveda. Ayurveda considers this disease to be due to vitiation of all the three sharirik doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha). Acharyas also considered this to be Abhighataja that means due to external trauma by wood, any weapon or anything that can cause damage to the head from outside or due to Raktavah sroto dushti (contamination of the Raktavah Strotas).


  1. Excessive intake of food that are hot in potency
  2. Excessive exposure to heat (excessive sunbath)
  3. Excessive Intake of food in liquid form


  1. Severe headache
  2. Memory loss
  3. Dizziness
  4. Malaise
  5. Vomiting
  6. Body Aches
  7. Anorexia


  1. Upvasa (Fasting)
  2. Shodhana chikitsa like vamana (therapeutic emesis), virechana (induced purgation) and nasya (dropping medicated fluid to nostrils)
  3. Shamana chikitsa – shamana chikitsa includes intake of several pishtis like praval pishti and various others.
  4. Shero dhara can be done
  5. Raktamokshan can be done in some cases
  6. Intake of medhya dravyas like brahmi and others.

Several lifestyle changes can be taken, that includes

  1. Taking bath with cold water
  2. Sitting in place where cold breeze blows
  3. Sitting under night sky


Planet Ayurveda is an established and GMP certified brand that manufactures herbal supplements.Planet Ayurveda is dedicated to bring the benefits of natural herbs to mankind that cures diseases without causing any ill effect to the patient.This company exports their products worldwide like to the USA, Europe, Africa and many other countries. The products manufactured by Planet Ayurveda are completely herbal with no added preservatives or any adulterants. All the products by Planet Ayurveda are manufactured following the ancient Ayurvedic texts under the guidance and supervision of experts of Ayurveda. They have plenty of medicines for various diseases. Listed are few medicines that improve conditions caused by Encephalomalacia

Herbal remedies for encephalomalacia

Herbal Supplements for Encephalomalacia

Product List

  1. Gotu kola Capsules
  2. Brahmi Capsules
  3. Ashwagandha Ghan Vati
  4. Curcumin 95% Capsules
  5. Telo – Extension Capsules
  6. Swarn Vasant Malti Ras

Product Description

1. Gotu kola Capsules

Gotu kola Capsules by Planet Ayurveda supports healthy blood circulation that ultimately provides better supply to the brain and helps in conditions like that of Encephalomalacia. This herbal combination by Planet Ayurveda consists of a single herbal drug Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) better known as Mandukparni balances the kapha dosha, it also manages the neurological system and also improves nerve conduction. This single herb is also considered to be a medhya drug that improves intelligence.

Dosage – Take 1-2 Capsules twice a day with plain water after each meal.

2. Brahmi Capsule

These capsules by Planet Ayurveda are made of standardised extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), this drug by being a cognitive enhancer helps in symptoms caused in Encephalomalacia. This drug Brahmi also protects the brain from ischemic attacks. It also works as an anticonvulsant that is helpful in seizures too. Brahmi is also among the medhya aushadhis that helps in boosting brain strength. Brahmi by being a Rasayana also considered as a drug that increases lifespan,

Dosage – Take 1-2 Capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

3. Ashwagandha Ghan Vati

Ashwagandha ghan vati in the form of tablets has the goodness of  a single drug Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)is known especially for its good effect on the neurological system of the body. That means it has good effects on the brain and nervous system. It also regulates the immune system of the body and shows results in insomnia, and is also beneficial for fatigue.

Dosage – Take 1-2 tablets twice or thrice a day with lukewarm water.

4. Curcumin 95% Capsules

Curcumin 95% Capsules by Planet Ayurveda is a single herb capsule that is Haridra (Curcuma longa). This herbal drug is considered to be a pacifier to vata and kapha dosha. It has antibiotic, antioxidant and a lot other properties beneficial for patients suffering from this condition.

Dosage – Take 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

6. Telo – Extension Capsules

These capsules by Planet Ayurveda is a multi herbal capsule that is made up of goodness of Amla (Emblica officinalis), Moringa (Moringa oleifera), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and a lot more herbal drugs. These herbal drugs pacify all the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These drugs also act as hemostatic and diuretic. These also pacify conditions like fever and help to maintain good neurological health. The combination of all the drugs used also works as an antioxidant.

Dosage – Take 2 capsules twice a day with plain water.

7. Swarn Vasant Malti Ras

Swarn Vasant Malti Ras in form of tablets by Planet Ayurveda has Swarn bhasma (calx of gold), mukta bhasma (calx of perl), shuddh gandhaka (purified sulphur) and various other drugs that pacifies vata and kapha dosha. It acts as an immunostimulant and also plays a great role in better circulation that leads to better circulation to the brain and manages this condition also along with a lot other properties like good digestion etc.

Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with honey or butter or with pippali churna.

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Hence we can conclude that this severe disease known as Encephalomalacia means loss or softening of the brain. It harms or better to say damages the tissues of the brain. This condition is considered to be severe as brain tissues are degenerative in nature that means if once the damage is caused to the tissues of the brain it can not be reserved.   Ayurveda in this severe condition also has some supportive management that manages the damage caused. So by following all the ancient Ayurveda scriptures the experts of Ayurveda by Planet Ayurveda have formulated several herbal medicinal drugs which are completely herbal and free from any adulterants or any fillers to be used as a supportive treatment to this condition without any further ill effects.

What is Encephalomalacia? – Symptoms, Causes and Ayurvedic Treatment


Encephalomalacia is a disease in which loss or softening of tissue of the brain later causes cerebral infarction, craniocerebral trauma, cerebral ischemia, infection or other injuries. Multicystic encephalomalacia indicates the multiple cyst cavities with different dimensions in the cerebral cortex of infants and neonates after injury. It is also known as cerebral softening. So today we will read about encephalomalacia in brief in this article.


Encephalomalacia is a fatal disease of damaged brain in which brain tissue gets softening. It is very difficult to cure and no such treatment is available for this disease because brain cells cannot regenerate again. That is the reason the brain is a very important organ of the human body. Surgery can be done in most severe cases to remove affected brain tissue.

Extreme drowsiness


  • Stroke
  • Ischemia
  • Cerebral infarction
  • Infection
  • Abnormal collection of the blood
  • Brain injury
  • Craniocerebral trauma
  • Hemorrhage


There are three types of encephalomalacia

  1. Red softening:- It is red in color due to hemorrhagic infarct. It is also termed as red infarct.
  2. White softening:- It is another type of brain softening. This happens in that place where there is a poor blood supply. It is also termed as anemic or pale infarcts.
  3. Yellow softening:- Brain softened area has the appearance of yellow color because of atherosclerotic plaque


  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Severe headache
  • Sleep walking
  • Vertigo
  • Head spinning sensation
  • Mood swings
  • Memory loss
  • Decreased coordination
  • Problem in vision
  • Dizziness
  • Coma


  • CT (Computerized tomography) scan revealed volume loss, hypoattenuation.
  • MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) reveals facilitated diffusion.

Ayurvedic overview

In Ayurveda, we can correlate the encephalomalacia disease symptoms closely related to vitiated tridosha (Vata, pitta and kapha) symptoms. This disease is caused by abhighataj that means the disease is caused by injury that comes forth where the body is injured with whip, wood stick, brickbat, weapon, fist, teeth, slap, or other such means. In such conditions blood (Rakta vaha srotas dushti) produces along with pain, swelling, abnormality of color and distress.

Vata dosha, pitta dosha and kapha dosha are the vital root or the base for the starting of all pathogenic events, because of their signs and symptoms. As we know the whole universe will never exist without satva, tamas and rajas.  In the same way the diseases occurring in the human body never exist without pitta, kapha and vata dosha. Vata, pitta and kapha present all over the body and manifest good or bad consequences in the entire body during normalcy or aggravation.


Treatment of encephalomalacia is not available at present. Only supportive treatment will be given in this condition to delay the progression of condition and increase the quality of life. Planet Ayurveda gives some supportive herbal remedies which are described as follows.

Herbal Remedies for Encephalomalacia by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda made various kinds of herbal remedies from various kinds of effective herbs for various diseases. They strictly follow all the basic principles of Ayurveda given in the ancient textbook. All the medicines are GMP certified and safe to consume by humans. All the herbs used in preparation of medicine are pure, natural and high in efficacy. The medicines do not contain any preservatives, yeast or additives and no side effects. All the products are vegetarian. Planet Ayurveda give supportive treatment for encephalomalacia which are described below:-

  1. Gotu kola capsules
  2. Brahmi capsules
  3. Ashwagandha vati
  4. Curcumin 95% capsules
  5. Telo-extension
  6. Swarn vasant malti ras

Herbal remedies for encephalomalacia

Herbal Supplements for encephalomalacia

1. Gotu kola capsules

It is a single herbal capsule made from gotu kola (Centella asiatica). It is bitter in taste. It is light and cold in effect. Its bitter taste pacifies kapha and pitta dosha. It contains dietary fibers, proteins, fats, vitamin A, B, C, fats, iron, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, tannins, carotenoid, magnesium, etc. It has anti-inflammatory, immune enhancer, anti-diabetic, anti seizures, antiulcer, antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, antifungal properties. It is a wound healer. It induces sound sleep due to its sedative properties. It has anti-aging and rejuvenating properties. It improves body strength.

Dose:- 2 Capsule twice daily along with plain water after food.

2. Brahmi capsules

It is a single herbal capsule made from brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). It is bitter and astringent in taste. It is light and slightly hot in effect. It pacifies all the three doshas-mainly kapha and vata. It possesses antioxidants and has great ability to enhance learning and memory capacity and concentration. It binds the mind to carry cognitive functions and intellectual pursuits. It is a tranquiliser, anti-convulsant, muscle relaxant, antipyretic, digestive and carminative agent. It is indicated in depression, anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, insanity, hysteria and mental retardation. It is beneficial in all types of epilepsy. It simultaneously calms and invigorates the mind, it is a very good medicine for reducing the effects of stress and nervous anxiety. It is also very effective in treating attention deficit disorders in hyperactive children and age related mental disorders in old persons.

Dose:- 2 Capsule twice daily along with plain water after food.

3. Ashwagandhaghan vati

It is a herbal tablet made from ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). It is sweet, bitter and astringent in taste. It is unctuous, hot and light in effect. This medicine is referred to as balya (Tonic), rasayan (Rejuvenating) and atishukrala (Potent spermatogenic). It has a very good tonic effect on the brain and the nervous system. It has anti inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, mildly sedative and aphrodisiac properties. It regulates hormones and the immune system of the body. It is indicated in various diseases like emaciation, arthritis, insomnia, impotency, hypertension and low backache. It improves general alertness and prevents all types of debility and enhances stamina and strength of the body. It is useful in chronic fatigue. It helps in induce sound sleep. It is useful in relief from stiffness, pain and inflammation in the joints.

Dose:– 2 Tablets twice daily with lukewarm water.

4. Curcumin 95% capsules

It is a capsule with a single herb that is Curcuma longa (Haridra). It is pungent and bitter in taste. It is dry, hot and light in effect. It pacifies vata and kapha. It is a digestive, astringent, anti-diabetic and helpful in blood formation. This medicine is very good for the skin. It contains protein, vitamin A, carbohydrates and minerals. It has antibacterial, anti-allergic, diuretic, antioxidant and carminative. It is indicated in burns, liver disease, blemishes and acne. It inhibits tumors of the skin and colon. It is an excellent antibiotic. It reduces the inflammation from the body.

Dose:– 1 Capsule twice daily along with plain water after food.

5. Telo-extension

It is a polyherbal capsule made from ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), amla (Emblica officinalis), grape seed (Vitis vinifera), etc. It contains minerals, fibre, calcium, iron, carotene, vitamin B, C, phosphorus, carbohydrates and protein. It pacifies all the three doshas that are vata, pitta and kapha. It helps to protect from diseases and also keeps away manifestations of premature old age. It is an excellent antipyretic, astringent, antacid, diuretic, laxative and hemostatic. It also acts as a booster for all physiological systems of the body. It is indicated in anemia, edema, cough, jaundice, eye problems, general emaciation, leucorrhea, asthma, fever, hyperacidity, peptic ulcers and genital tract diseases. It is very effective in recurring infections of the urinary tract. It acts as a good antioxidant and also indicated in many chronic and wasting diseases.

Dose:- 2 Capsule twice daily

6. Swarn vasant malti ras

It is a classical ayurvedic medicine made from swarna bhasma (Gold calx), trikatu (Black pepper, long pepper and dried ginger), loha bhasma (Iron bhasma), etc. It is pungent in taste and unctuous, light, sharp and neither hot nor cold in effect. It pacifies vata and kapha but promotes pitta. It is a powerful stimulant for both the digestive and the respiratory systems. It is digestive, carminative, antipyretic, diuretic, aphrodisiac, immuno-stimulant and a tonic. It clears the sinuses and helps in relieving various respiratory problems like spasms, infection and allergies. It is indicated in anorexia, piles, constipation and improved function of spleen and liver. It increases the blood in the body.

Dose:- 1 Tablet twice daily with honey

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – or Call at 0172-521-4040 (India), +91-172-521-4040 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 842-749-4030.


In this article we read about the encephalomalacia in which the brain tissue gets softened. In Ayurveda, we can correlate this disease with vitiated tridosha-vata, pitta and kapha due to abhighata that means through external injury. There is no such treatment for this disease. Only supportive management will be given to the patient according to the patient’s symptoms and severity to balance all the three doshas to delay the progression of the disease.