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Herbal Remedies For Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

ABSTRACT

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is an associated condition with the virus of chicken pox that is varicella zoster virus. This virus is responsible for two conditions in the body that are chickenpox and shingles. This virus is even present in the body once varicella (chicken pox) alleviates. It leads to various conditions such as bacterial and viral pneumonia, encephalitis (brain infection) and even kidney problems. After activating it leads to shingles and the outburst of the shingles leads to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. Now let’s discuss all in detail about Ramsay Hunt syndrome and its ayurvedic management.

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

INTRODUCTION

Ramsay hunt syndrome is a condition leading from an outbreak of shingles which affects the facial nerve just located near to the ears. This condition leads to facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear. The virus responsible for ramsay hunt syndrome is the same as that of chickenpox. Once the condition of chickenpox gets alleviated the virus is still remaining in the nerves and after years the virus gets reactivated and if so then it attacks on the facial nerves. Now let’s discuss the causes and symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

CAUSES OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

This condition may occur in anyone who gets affected from chickenpox once in a lifetime. The cause is just the chickenpox virus but here are some risk factors that may lead to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome if come in contact with persons like:

  • Who’s never had chickenpox
  • Who’s never had chickenpox vaccine
  • One with low immune system
  • Pregnant women

SYMPTOMS OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

The major symptoms through which we can say it is a Ramsay Hunt Syndrome are:

  1. Fluid filled blisters with painful red rash in, on and around 1 ear.
  2. Facial weakness on affected side
  3. Paralysis on affected side

Most often facial paralysis and rash occur at the same time but some of the time both may occur on different times and some of the time the rash may not occur. If someone have this syndrome then one may experience the following symptoms:

  • Hearing loss
  • Pain in affected ear
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Vertigo
  • Difficulty closing the eye of affected side
  • Loss of taste
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry eyes

DIAGNOSIS OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

Based on only medical history it is not possible to identify the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome but it’s important to do physical examination along with identifying the distinctive signs and symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. For confirming diagnosis it is necessary to take a fluid sample from the rash blisters.

RECENT DIAGNOSIS FOR RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

Justin Bieber is one of the famous Hollywood singers who recently got diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. This year is not good for him, he got live on his instagram and told people that as you are looking on my face i am recently diagnosed with a condition of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. He shared briefly on the disease pathology that this condition is a result of an attack of virus which has a direct effect on facial nerve which leads to paralysis. He also told the symptoms he is facing, such as being unable to close his right eye, unable to twist his nose side to side and restricted to a smile from the right side of the face. We have to give it to him that he has full faith that he will be fine, we should learn from his positivity that is a person should have faith in himself and in God even in bad times that just as happiness does not last forever, sorrow does not last forever, even one day it also goes away so be positive and have positive in your life.

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

As per ayurveda Ramsay Hunt Syndrome considered as vata vyadhi that is directly correlated to neurological disorders. In this condition the vata dosha gets vitiated and leads to various symptoms like numbness, pain, tingling sensation and paralysis. This condition can be managed as per ayurveda according to the management of Ardita roga. The nidaan (cause) of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is considered as excessive consumption of cold, dry food, agantuk factor (infections), suppression of natural urges and trauma. The poorvaroop (pre symptoms) of the condition is stiffness in the sides of jaws and neck. Pathology – due to nidaan (causes) vata dosha aggravation and get locked in areas like nose, head, lips, forehead, chin, eyes and develop pain in these areas, if remain untreated they cause paralysis and lead to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. The symptoms mentioned are crooking of half of the face and neck, trembling in head, loss of speech, abnormal appearance of eye and hearing loss. Now let’s discuss the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome by Planet Ayurveda.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified company which formulates their own herbal supplements for managing almost all the health concerns. The formulations are free from any kind of additives, preservatives, colour, resins, gums and any kind of synthetic material. These supplements are 100% pure so they don’t produce any kind of side effects and are totally safe if taken under the advice of ayurveda physician. For the purpose of managing Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Planet Ayurveda provides you with a list of herbal remedies that we are going to discuss further in detail that how each remedy helps in the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Products List

  1. Trayodashang Guggul
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Rasraj Ras
  4. Curcumin Capsules
  5. NeuroGenie Capsules
  6. Anu Tailam

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. TRAYODASHANG GUGGUL

Trayodashang guggul is a classification ayurvedic formulation which is prepared by Planet Ayurveda as mentioned in classical texts. This formulation consists of ingredients such as guggul (Commiphora mukul), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), babool (Acacia catechu), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and some other. It consists of properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-gout, carminative, analgesic, muscle relaxant and antioxidant. The ingredients present in this classical formulation consist of miraculous vata pacifying effects also, so by these properties trayodashang guggul benefits the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

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

2. YOGRAJ GUGGUL

Yograj guggul is also one of the classical ayurvedic formulations which is available in tablet form. the ingredients used in Yograj Guggul are guggul (Commiphora mukul), nagkesar (Cyperus Rotundus), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia billerica) and some other. Yograj guggul has been used since ancient times for the management of vata vyadhi (neurological disorders). As we read earlier the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is the same as that of Ardita Roga, so we can manage this mainly by pacifying vata dosha with which Yograj Guggul is helpful.

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

3. RASRAJ RAS

Rasraj Ras is a Classical Ayurvedic formulation which is used since ancient times due to its analgesic, antioxidant, anti inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. It is highly effective for the management of neuromuscular disorders that’s why it is added to the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. As Ayurveda mentioned the imbalance of vata dosha is the main reason behind any of the neuromuscular diseases. So by balancing vata dosha this formulation helps in bringing back the muscle tone and strength of the muscles and is very effective in the management of the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Dosage: 1 tablet once a day with plain water after meals.

4. CURCUMIN CAPSULES

Curcumin capsules by Planet Ayurveda is a formulation which consists of standardized extract of curcumin (Curcuma longa). Curcumin has the best analgesic effect which aids in resolving the pain in case of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. On the other side it helps in alleviating the aggravated vata dosha and the antioxidant effect prevents the damage of the nerve cells thus is useful in mentioned disease.

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

5. NEUROGENIE CAPSULES

Neurogenie capsules as the name suggests is one of the remedies formulated by Planet Ayurveda for promoting nervous health. These capsules consist of standardized extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Both these herbs include best adaptogenic and neuroprotective properties. The adaptogenic properties of these capsules make this effective in preventing any kind of stress in the body which prevents the body further from deterioration. The neuroprotective property maintains the activity of the nervous system and alleviates the symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

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

6. ANU TAILAM

Anu tailam is one of the oils prepared by Planet Ayurveda as per classical texts which is used for administered in nostrils in the form of drops (nasya). Ingredients like Chandana (Santalum album), Aguru (Aquilaria agallocha), Patra (Cinnamomum Tamala), The bark of Darvi (Sida cordifolia), Prapaundarika (Nymphaea lotus), Sookshma Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) is used in this formulation. This herbal remedy provides strength to the nerves and nourishes all the five sense organs. It consists of vata pacification effects which helps in preventing degeneration of the cells and alleviates free radicals from the body. As in Ramsay Hunt Syndrome there is an increase in vata dosha that leads to various symptoms such as pain, paralysis, difficulty in blinking the affected eye. By giving nasya with anu thailam it helps in alleviation of vata dosha thus aids in relieving all the symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

How to use: Administered 2 drops each in both the nostrils.

CONCLUSION

Ramsay hunt syndrome is a condition leading from an outbreak of shingles which affects the facial nerve just located near to the ears. This condition leads to facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear. This condition may occur in anyone who gets affected from chickenpox once in a lifetime. The major symptoms through which we can say it is a Ramsay Hunt Syndrome are – Fluid filled blisters with painful red rash in, on and around 1 ear, Facial weakness on affected side and Paralysis on affected side. As per ayurveda Ramsay Hunt Syndrome considered as vata vyadhi that is directly correlated to neurological disorders. In this condition the vata dosha gets vitiated and leads to various symptoms like numbness, pain, tingling sensation and paralysis. This condition can be managed as per ayurveda according to the management of Ardita roga. For this purpose one can start taking herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. These remedies are very helpful in alleviating the condition by pacifying vata dosha.

How to Treat Essential Thrombocythemia in Ayurveda

ABSTRACT

Essential Tthrombocythemia is a rare disorder which is characterized by production of too many platelets. As platelets are the blood cells responsible for the formation of blood clots, hence too many platelets increase the risk of abnormal clotting of blood. Person suffering from essential thrombocythemia experiences fatigue, headaches, lightheadedness, and changes in vision. People above the age of 60 years are more prone to it and women get it more than men. This disorder is considered to be incurable, however there are certain herbal remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda which can help in management of the disease naturally.

INTRODUCTION

Essential Thrombocythemia is an uncommon, chronic and non reactive myeloproliferative disorder which results in proliferation of sustained megakaryocytes leading to abnormal increase in platelets in the circulatory system of the body. The good thing in this disorder is that the life expectancy of the patient suffering from Essential thrombocythemia is just as normal as any other person.

Platelets are one of the blood cells which are necessary for the body in order to clot blood in condition of injury or wherever required. The other two types of blood cells are white blood cells which help the body to fight against various diseases and infections while the red blood cells help in transfer of oxygen to all the parts of the body. Generally both the other blood cells are normal in number. However it is necessary to evaluate the reason for increased platelet count as there can be other reasons as well like infection, iron deficiency or generalized inflammation in the body.

Essential thrombocythemia

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

In mild forms of disease there are usually no noticeable signs and symptoms. However as the disorder progresses patient starts to develop certain signs and symptoms (due to the formation of clot in different parts of the body like, feet, hand or brain)

  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Headache
  • Pain in chest
  • Vertigo and fainting
  • Temporary changes in vision
  • Tingling or numbness sensation in feet and hands
  • Redness of feet and hands
  • Burning and throbbing pain in hands and feet
  • Bruising
  • Nosebleed
  • Blood in stool
  • Bleeding gums or from mouth
  • Ringing in ears

CAUSES

Essential thrombocythemia is known as a type of chronic myeloproliferative disorder because in this the spongy tissue inside the bones, i.e. bone marrow produces abnormally too many certain types of cells like platelets. The exact cause behind this is not known, however in most of the cases there is reported mutation of certain gene causing Essential thrombocythemia to develop. There is also a secondary thrombocytosis in which the platelet count becomes high due to other underlying conditions like iron deficiency. However the risk of blood clots and bleeding is less in secondary thrombocytosis as compared to the essential thrombocythemia.

DIAGNOSIS

Initially on reporting to the doctor for the certain signs and symptoms mentioned, the basic blood tests will be suggested that will reveal the high platelet count. To confirm the diagnosis of Essential thrombocythemia, the doctor needs to rule out all other causes of high platelet count. During this the blood tests are done to check number and size of platelet counts, iron level, markers of inflammation and genetic testing to find out the flaws in JAK2, MPL or CALR genes.

TREATMENT

As the essential thrombocythemia is considered to be an incurable disorder, hence the treatment is aimed at controlling the signs and symptoms of the disease and prevents the complications. Conventionally various medicines are prescribed like Hydroxyurea, Anagrelide etc. But both the drugs have many side effects when given for long term use.

Ayurveda can here be a helping hand, as the herbs and herbal remedies used in this system of medicine do not cause any side effects along with managing the presenting complaints and preventing complications. This is so because these herbs possess natural therapeutic properties which annihilate the disease and its accompanying signs and symptoms.

Other than herbal remedies there are two therapeutic methods in Ayurveda which can help in management of essential thrombocythemia, i.e. Virechan and Rakt moshan.

1. Virechan

It is a Sanskrit word which literally means purging or laxative that refers to a particular substance which causes purging. It is an Ayurvedic procedure which is used to eliminate the accumulated toxins in the body. Similarly it helps in elimination of excessive platelets from the body bringing the count back to normal.

2. Raktamokshana

It is a blood purifying and cleansing Ayurvedic method which is therapeutic in nature. It is one of the five purification procedures used in Ayurveda. In this the vitiated blood is let out from the body. In this leech therapy is considered to be convenient and easy to execute the technique. Leeches (6- poisonous and 6- non poisonous) are planted on the body after clearing the area with antiseptic. They fall off themselves after completing the blood sucking of vitiated blood. Then turmeric is rubbed on this area to stop bleeding from the leech bitten site.

HERBAL REMEDIES for Essential Thrombocythemia BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a well recognized herbal pharmaceutical brand and company which deals with the production of herbal products and medicines that are further prescribed to the patients by expert Ayurveda doctors to treat and manage the disease. Owing to the fact that there are no chemicals, preservatives, additives, dye, binders, colors, fillers or yeast in these products, the efficacy and safety rises up more. All the formulations are prepared using classical references from Ayurveda texts and under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors. For Essential thrombocythemia Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies that can help in management of the disorder.

Products List

  1. Arogyavardhini vati
  2. Kaishore guggul

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Products Description

1. Arogyavardhini Vati

Herbs like Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shilajit (Asphaltum), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), and mineral compounds like Shuddha parade (Purified mercury), Shuddha gandhaka (Purified sulphur), etc. Arogyavardhini vati helps in balancing all three doshas and hence preventing the development of the disease and its eradication. It also possesses anti inflammatory, anti viral, anti bacterial etc properties.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Kaishore Guggul

It is the herbal combination of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Maricha (Piper nirgum), Pippali (Piper longum) etc. Kaishore guggul helps in clearing the toxins from the blood and boosts immunity. It helps in treating various inflammatory disorders and diseases caused due to high Pitta in the body.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

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CONCLUSION

Essential thrombocythemia is an uncommon disorder which is caused due to abnormal mutation in certain genes. In this platelet count grows too high than the normal causing signs and symptoms and complications. Herbal remedies mentioned here can help in management of the condition without causing any harm to the body even if taken for long term.