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Psychometric tests are the scientific and standard methods that are used to calculate an individual’s mental status and behavioral status. Let’s know what is mental status-in this the examination is done to evaluate the general appearance, perceptions, behavior, and unusual perceptions such as delusions, hallucinations and all the aspects of cognition like orientation, attention, and memory are recognized. The behavioral status includes the evaluation of the person’s behavior which includes the behavior of the person- how the person reacts and behaves along with that it also includes how the person may respond to external as well as internal stimuli. Now let’s discuss below some more about psychometric tests and for what purpose it is done and how ayurveda helps in improving it.   

Psychometric Tests


Psychometric tests include scientific as well as standard methods that will be done to evaluate both the mental and behavioral status. These tests are done to identify to which extent the personality and cognitive power match that is enough required for performing the role. It is even used to calculate the hidden feature of a candidate that is difficult to take out from a face-to-face interview. After the interview is done for hiring a particular, a letter is forwarded to the person with some instructions for reviewing the psychometric test. The Vedic tradition made psychometric tests too easy. Further, let’s know how ayurveda helps in making psychometric tests easy.     


Psychometric tests are done for hiring procedure and developmental procedure and it often helps the hiring manager to analyze what job the candidate fits the most. Mostly nowadays these tests are done online, and occasionally the paper format is followed especially in developmental centers. There are multiple sittings for psychometric tests but sometimes it is just for the time being. These are used at the different stages in the hiring process:

  1. In the early stage of selection for screening of candidates that are likely to be inappropriate for the job.
  2. Before the interview is done the faculty team discusses the candidate’s profile 
  3. In the later stage when a second interview is done the reassessment of a candidate is done to confirm the early assessment of the particular candidate.        


These assessments are used for different outcomes and purposes and it includes various categories that are specific for specific types of organization. There are four main categories of psychometric tests that we will discuss below in detail:

1. Aptitude Testing

These tests are used for measuring the cognitive abilities of a candidate. These types of psychometric tests are aids in determining the intelligence score to a limited extent. Let’s know about different aptitude tests below:

  • Numerical: This type of aptitude test is done to evaluate how a candidate is quick to work with numbers.    
  • Verbal: Verbal one explores a particular with the written extract and comprehension skills that are usually done with the MCQs (multiple choice questions).
  • Inductive: The inductive type of psychometric tests helps in measuring the ability of the candidate that how the particular person thinks methodically with the help of graphic sequences.
  • Diagrammatic: These tests are done to know the problem-solving capability of the candidate. The candidate gets 1 minute to answer each of the questions. 
  •  Logical: To evaluate the person’s ability to think logically these tests are done. These are just like diagrammatic tests but the difference is just between the diagrams.
  • Error checking: This is to evaluate how perfect the candidate to evaluate the errors in the given information is.

2. Behaviour Testing

These tests are done to evaluate the behavioral status of the candidate through which we can explore how the candidate communicates, the way to handle the setbacks and how they speak to and manage their team. So generally these tests are done to evaluate how much an individual fits in the organisation. Here we will discuss with one example of the behavioural tests that is Thomas personal profile analysis and it is used to evaluate four main factors- influence, compliance, steadiness and dominance.

3. Personality Test

Personality tests are used to measure how much the person is capable of a particular job by evaluating values, interests and behaviours. 

4. Emotional Intelligence Testing

If someone is emotionally intelligent then that person is perfect for communicating with the other people in the workplace. The one who is there for evaluating emotional intelligence should be emotionally intelligent as well.  

So all these tests are done to evaluate the candidate’s mental and behavioural status for measuring if the person is suitable for that particular job or not. Now let’s discuss how ayurveda helps in improving these psychometric tests.                               


As we read earlier the psychometric tests help in evaluating if the person is fit for a particular job or not. So if someone is not fit for that particular job then don’t worry we are here for you to be the best fit for the particular job. Before going for the interview you must keep some points in mind such as:

  1. Must review job description  
  2. Make sure you are eligible for that particular job 
  3. Must learn about your workplace
  4. Dress up properly

So these are some points that one should keep in the mind before going for the interview. Ayurveda is there for you to help out for making you perfect for your interview, let’s discuss how. Ayurveda mentions Achara rasayana that is important to practise in your day to day life for improving the quality of life to keep your mind calm, concentrated and composed as well. This is one of the effective ayurvedic concepts that has been used since ancient times for mind rejuvenation. It is known as rejuvenating behavioural therapy as per ayurveda which provides us various benefits:

  1. Positive thinking 
  2. Relieves physical strain and mental stress
  3. Improving tolerance and patience capacity 
  4. Maintaining better social and family relationships
  5. Personality development 
  6. Acts as a stimulant for rejuvenating medicine

Alongside Achara Rasayana Ayurveda provides you with Medhya Rasayana which includes four miraculous herbs that help in rejuvenating the mind, let’s discuss some common points about Medhya Rasayana. Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis ) are the four Medhya Rasayana. These herbs help in improving the intelligence power, keeping mind calm, controlling the anger issues, and maintaining the concentration power. So for improving yourself for an interview you must follow the above tips.   

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Psychometric tests include the scientific as well as standard methods that will be done to evaluate both the mental and behavioural status. These tests are done to identify upto which extent the personality and cognitive power matches that is enough required for a particular job. In the above article we mentioned all about the psychometric tests and more further we explain how Ayurveda helps a particular person suitable for the particular job. We explain Achara Rasayana and Medhya Rasayana for rejuvenating behavioural therapy. So it’s very effective if you opt Ayurveda as your day to day life partner for improving your mind to be fitted for your family and society. Hope you all like the information and if you are having any queries you can share your query on   

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