Category: Agoraphobia

Natural Treatment for Physical and Mental Fatigue


Fatigue is not just tiredness. Fatigue can make it tough to get out of bed in the morning and avert a person from completing their daily activities. We know sportsmen are exhausted in many ways, but it’s not just physical tiredness that’s affecting their performance. As we study Fatigue Science, we discuss reduced alertness, effectiveness and reaction time – all of which evident in the form of sub-optimal athletic performance.

This mental fatigue results from improper sleep or when our daily routine activities fall outside of our biological need like sleep at night and be active in the day time – it is not considered under physical fatigue. Physical and mental fatigue are different but they can occur together, like repeated physical exertion can result in mental fatigue with time. Eating a healthy diet and getting regular physical exercise can help many people to reduce fatigue. Try to know about underlying causative factors  and treating them helps to cure fatigue. In this article we will look at the types of fatigue, causes, treatment and know about the Ayurvedic aspect of fatigue.


Fatigue is a symptom not a particular health disease. Fatigue is associated with many health conditions and lifestyle factors. The majority of us have the same feeling after a prolonged physical or mental activity that completely resolves after rest. But if the feeling of tiredness is prolonged, progressive, severe and occurs without much exertion then it is a case of concern.

Fatigue is of two main types Physical and Mental fatigue. People with physical fatigue find it hard to do physical activity as they normally used to do due to muscle weakness. Mental fatigue makes you feel overwhelmed and drains you emotionally and it seems like your problems and responsibilities are impossible to overcome.

physical and mental fatigue

Classification of Fatigue

There are two main types of Fatigue

  1. Physical Fatigue
  2.  Mental Fatigue

1. Physical Fatigue

The overall feeling of lack of energy and tiredness is termed as physical fatigue. When a person finds it hard to do the things they usually do in their daily activities like climbing stairs or walking. Then this is not just a feeling of tiredness or sleepiness but along with that one may feel lack of motivation or loss of energy. Various disease conditions ranging from mild to severe can cause the symptom of fatigue, while some of our lifestyle choices like improper diet or excessive exercise also naturally result in physical fatigue.

If the fatigue doesn’t reformed after a proper nutrition and diet. then you must notice any underlying medical condition, immediately  and get yourself properly evaluated by a doctor. A doctor helps you in diagnosing the cause of the unexplained fatigue.

Mental Fatigue

Do you constantly feel emotionally and mentally drained and deluged most of the time? If yes, then you are said to be suffering from mental fatigue. Mental fatigue is mostly triggered by extended cognitive activity that leaves you exhausted, hampers your productivity and overall rational function. It most commonly presents itself as a mental block, irritability, and a lot of stress, loss of appetite and insomnia. Mental exertion has both short-term and long-term effects. If left untreated, it is responsible for a humongous variety of health issues that also includes anxiety and leaves you tired out. Various research have suggested that constant mental exertion poses a huge impact on your physical tolerance.


Fatigue is concerned with many health conditions and lifestyle factors. It can be a symptom of many underlying conditions, Some of them are

  • Fatigue is a common symptom of lack of good quality sleep. There are many conditions which result in disturbing sleep such as restless leg syndrome, any consistent body pain, myalgic encephalomyelitis, any autoimmune disorder or sleep apnea.
  • Fatigue can be a symptom of clinical depression, stress, anxiety, emotional exertion.
  • Sudden change in daily lifestyle activities.
  • Sudden withdrawal of any ongoing medication.
  • Increased Intake of caffeine or alcoholic beverages.
  • Shocking life changing incidents like marriage, divorce, sudden death of loved ones.
  • Ongoing medications of antidepressants, antihypertensives, antihistamines, or steroids may affect the normal sleep


The main complaint of the patient is overexertion with physical and mental activities. And even after taking a full sleep of 8 hours, the patient doesn’t feel active or refreshed and is not able to carry out his daily routine activities

Some other symptoms are

  1. Body pains
  2. Feeling of Drowsiness
  3. Irritated behaviour
  4. Improper sleep
  5. Headache
  6. Lack of concentration
  7. Physical weakness
  8. Anxiety issues
  9. More prone for Seasonal diseases, digestive disorders
  10. Lack of interest in eating food leads to weakness.


Due to the non-specific and variety of symptoms and causes, it is very difficult to diagnose the condition. Some question may ask your physician to identify the condition

  1. Fatigue pattern – which time of the day do you feel more or less tired?
  2. Sleep grading – do you have a good quality of sleep? How many hours do you sleep? How often do you wake up during sleep?
  3. Emotional and family status
  4. Job status
  5. Any other stress increasing factors.
  6. Any undergoing medication
  7. Lifestyle and eating habits including (alcoholic beverages and use of drugs)
  8. Mental health issues


To get efficient treatment of fatigue your physician must find any underlying cause. Proper management of the underlying cause can help to eliminate fatigue.

  1. Sleep – It is a very important factor to manage fatigue in an efficient manner. Go to bed at a particular time and wake up after 7-8 hours by getting quality sleep. Avoid using mobiles or tv an hour before sleep.
  2. Change in lifestyle- do yoga or mild to moderate exercises to start and finish your day. Breathing regularities and meditation also shows positive results in condition.
  3. Balanced diet – eat small and frequent diets, low sugar consumption, avoidance of junk food, caffeine, alcoholic beverages. Have a proper and balanced diet to improve the condition very well.

Herbal Remedies For Fatigue by Planet Ayurveda

From the last 20 years Planet Ayurveda has developed an identity of giving the best results to suffering humanity in the best possible way. Planet Ayurveda is known for its quality products as all the herbal medicines are made from 100% natural herbs that are free from any preservatives and chemicals and that the method of preparation of medicines are based on pure Ayurvedic principles. These are pure vegetarian formulations and are free from chemicals, extra colours, additives, fillers and yeast, etc. It supports a healthy nervous system



Herbal Remedies For Anti-Fatigue

Herbs for Physical and Mental Fatigue



This is a single herbal formulation produced by using extract of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha helps to calm the brain, reduces the blood pressure and enhances the immune system and in ayurveda classical texts ashwagandha is balya and brihaneeya in nature. Ashwagandha is specially used for aggravated vata and kapha dosha, and brings them in a balanced state.

Dosage – 1 Capsule twice daily after meals with Plain Water.


This is a single herbal formulation prepared by using extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). This is described as a Medhya Rasayana by our Acharyas, and is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and also helpful in preventing stress and anxiety related disorders. Brahmi is balya in nature by its properties and so it helps in preventing fatigue.

Dosage – 1 Capsule twice daily after meals with Plain Water.


This is a polyherbal formulation consisting of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)etc. This is prepared by using various formulations that are antioxidants, anti- inflammatory, and immune-boosters in nature. They are highly efficacious in relieving fatigue-like symptoms and give energetic feeling to do daily activities.

Dosage – 1 Teaspoonful twice daily after meals.


This is a classical ayurvedic formulation consisting of many herbs like Guggul (Commiphora mukul) etc. This is basically described for vata anulomana by ancient Acharyas. It pacifies body aches, GI disorders, infections and inflammations and nourishes and replenishes the body systems.

Dosage –  2 Tablets twice daily after meals with Plain Water.


It is a polyherbal formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda, 100% natural product consisting of many herbs like Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), etc. as the name indicates of formulation it provides energy to do daily activities in life. The ingredients of this articulation have rasayana properties too.

Dosage – 1 teaspoons twice daily after meals with Plain Water.


A variety of health problems such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, insomnia, depression, stress and many other issues can result in fatigue. To get rid of these complaints and adapt day to day life activities in routine, medical intervention is needed. With the help of ayurveda medicines patients get relief from all their symptoms and don’t get any side effects and enhance their immunity by taking Rasayana formulations.

Alternative Treatment of Agoraphobia (Anxiety Disorder)


Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder in which the person fears being in a situation where escape is quite difficult. People generally think that agoraphobia is a condition in which a patient is scared of open spaces but it is more complex than that. People suffering from this condition are scared of even very small things like visiting shopping centres, travelling in public transport or even leaving their house. Such people when find themselves in a stressful situation then they will experience panic attacks which include symptoms like rapid heart rate, flushed face, rapid breathing and many more. In this article we will be discussing the Agoraphobia causes, symptoms, its ayurvedic relation and management.


Agoraphobia is believed to be a condition that arises due to genetic and environmental factors. Such a condition usually runs in the family, or certain emotional factors like death of someone near and dear can be the trigger factors. In the DSM-5 agoraphobia is kept under the category of phobia along with specific and social phobias. Agoraphobia can be related to other conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and many more. If we talk about its relation in Ayurveda then it can easily be related to unmanda. It covers a wide range of insanity and manic disorders under it. Agoraphobia Is specifically related to bhayaja unmada. It is believed that sadhaka pitta is deemed to be predominantly responsible for mental functioning and emotions. It is seated in hridya and is responsible for mental functioning and emotions like fear (bhaya), valor (shaurya), anger (krodha), happiness (harsha), courage and buddhi (intelligence).


How does phobia manifest?

Rajas (action) and tamas (inertia) are two out of three guna of mana. These two guna causes the mind to deflect from its normal functioning and thus each and every emotion hits you hard. These two mana guna imbalances vata, pitta and kapha which result in mental disorders.

Causes of bhayaja unmanda

In ayurveda it is believed that the cause of unmada is antagonistic, defective or impure blood. It also includes causes like insult to gods, teachers and brahmins. Mental shock due to fear or any emotional trigger is also believed to be the reason for the occurrence of bhayaja unmada. (ch. Chi. 9/4)



The symptoms in this case are divided into two types, physical and cognitive symptoms.

Physical symptoms include rapid heart beating, rapid breathing, feeling a bit sick, chest pain, dysphagia that is difficulty in swallowing, diarrhea in some cases is also observed, trembling of hands and legs, feeling of being hot and sweat on forehead and face, dizziness, feeling faint and tinnitus. These are some of the signs of agoraphobia.

On the other hand cognitive symptoms include panic attack due to the fear of feeling stupid and embarresed in front of others, life threatening panic attacks, unable to escape froma space if you are feeling panic, loosing sanity and loosing control in public. Behavioural changes include avoiding going out, travelling in public transports, generally being housebound, avoiding to go far from home, irritation, usually staying alone and needing less people around etc.


In Ayurveda the diagnosis of unmada or any other psychological condition is explained under manas roga vigyan. They acharyas have told specific lakshana when a person is suffering from manas roga. These lakshana involve fear(bhaya)- a person always seems like they are afraid of something, anxiety, sadness (mana shobha), self speaking, origin of many mana bhava at once like anger, fear, jealous, regret, lust, greed, pride etc. The correct diagnosis in this situation can only be made by observing and questioning the patient. The question must not be straight, try to choose situation based questions.

Treatment of Agoraphobia

Ayurveda explains mental health as the state of  well balanced and calm state of mind, being cheerful, pleasant sleep, steady mental faculties, pleasant and active state of sensory attributes, control over six dharnia vega that are kama, krodha, bhaya, lershya, shoka, lobha and moha. But if any of these is disturbed then it simply means mental health is disturbed. So for the treatment of mana vikara ayurveda explains three types of treatment that works on mana and body both.

These three types are

  1. Dev vyapashraya chikitsa
  2. Yukti vyapashraya chikitsa
  3. Satvavijya chikita

1. Dev vyapashraya chikitsa

Dev vyapashraya chikitsa works on controlling the mana and relaxes the mind.

2. Yukti vyapashraya chikitsa

It includes treatment, that is done by 3 ways:

  1. Antar bhimarjan chikitsa (treatment using internal medication)
  2. Bahir parimarjan chikitsa (treatment using external mind relaxing ways like shiro dhara etc.)
  3. Kshstra pranidhana

3.  Satvavajya chikitsa

This chikitsa works by developing a pravar type of stva in patients that prevents him/her from developing any mana vikar again.

Herbal Remedies for Agoraphobia

Alternative Medicines for Agoraphobia

For the treatment of agoraphobia Planet Ayurveda also offers some of it’s medication that can be used as antar bhimarjan chikitsa in this case. These medications are totally herbal and do not cause any side effects. The products offered by Planet Ayurveda are as follows:

  1. Arjun tea
  2. Brahmi capsules
  3. Ashwagandha capsules
  4. Stress support capsules


1. Arjun Tea

Arjun (Termenelia chebula) is a herb that helps in maintaining and regulating physiological functioning of the heart and strengthens it anatomically. It also helps in reducing symptoms of anxiety and palpitations in manas vikara. It acts as an antioxidant and reduces the accumulation of toxins in the body that are again responsible for manas roga.

Dose: Once a day preferably in morning

2. Brahmi Capsules

Bacopa monnieri (brahmi) also helps in reducing stress and anxiety. It helps the brain to fight with the fears and lowers the blood pressure that results in palpitations. It also has antioxidant properties.

Dose: One capsule twice a day after meals.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

The botanical name for ashwagandha is Withania somnifera. This herb has many properties and can be used for the management of many conditions. Ashwagandha capsules help in fighting stress, depressive thoughts, fills you with energy and boosts mental function.

Dose: one capsule twice a day after meals.

4. Stress support capsules

It is a powerful combination that improves memory and mental concentration. It also behaves as a stress buster and reduces drowsiness. It has three herbs: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), tagar (Valeriana jatamansi) and brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). These herbs work in a very wonderful way and give very nice results.

Dose: one capsule twice a day after meals.


“Chittam cheetah hrdayam svantam hrnmanasam manah iti”

(Amarkosh 1/43)

This stanza explains that mana is the entity through which the knowledge is obtained. This is closely related to atma and the seat of mana is hridya (heart).

In above article it is mentioned that how many vikar affects any individual and how such vikar can be managed. The products offered by Planet Ayurveda for conditions like Agoraphobia are totally herbal and are manufactured using standardized extract of different herbs. In case of any query kindly visit