Category: Stress

Ayurvedic Management for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)


Post traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced a traumatic event. Examples include intimate partner violence, historical trauma, rape/sexual assault, war, terrorist acts, serious accidents, and natural disasters etc. This may affect mental as well as physical health. Women are more affected by this disease. People who are suffering with post traumatic stress disorder have disturbing thoughts, sadness, anger and they may feel detached from other people. In this article we will discuss post traumatic stress disorder in detail and its ayurvedic management.


Post traumatic stress disorder was formerly known as shell shock during world war 1 and combat fatigue after world war 2. It is a very serious condition which develops after someone has experienced a stressful or terrifying event. The main Symptoms shown by PTSD are anxiety, avoidance, feeling outside from his body and panic disorders etc. Stress, prolonged traumatic experience, physical abuse and sexual violence are the major causes of this disease and its diagnoses mainly on the basis of symptoms. But this disease can be manageable by ayurvedic herbs and therapies easily. Let’s discuss Post traumatic stress disorder in detail.

Post Traumatic stress disorder


Post traumatic stress disorder is mainly of four types

1. Acute stress disorder (ASD)

In this anxiety and avoidance develops within a month after a traumatic event. The people who are suffering from acute stress disorder go on to develop post traumatic stress disorder.

2. Dissociative post traumatic stress disorder

It develops when a patient detaches himself from the trauma. Patient feel separated from the event or feel outside from his body

3. Uncomplicated post traumatic stress disorder

In this symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder appear in the patient but the patient dont have any other mental health issues. People suffering from this type often respond well to treatment.

4. Comorbid PTSD

This type involves symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder along with other mental health disorders such as depression and panic disorders.


  1. Stress
  2. Prolonged traumatic experience
  3. Physical abuse
  4. Sexual violence
  5. Family history


Symptoms shown by post traumatic stress disorder are divided into four categories.

1. Intrusion

  • It includes intrusive thoughts such as flashbacks of the traumatic event, distressing dreams, involuntary dreams etc.

2. Avoidance

  • People will try to avoid  people, places, activities, objects and situations that may trigger distressing memories. People may try to avoid remembering about the past event.

3. Alterations in cognition and mood

  • People have  inability to remember important aspects of the traumatic event, negative thoughts, distorted thoughts about cause, feeling detached from others, inability to experience positive emotions

4. Alterations in arousal and reactivity

  • It includes having problem with sleeping, having problem with concentrating, being easily startled, behaving in a self destructive way, having angry outbursts and being irritable.

Post traumatic stress disorder risk factors

The traumatic events which are more likely to trigger post traumatic stress disorder are:-

  1. Disasters
  2. Childhood abuse
  3. Accident
  4. Assault
  5. Sexual violence
  6. Military combat

Other factors that may also increase risk of post traumatic stress disorder include:-

  1. Genetic history
  2. Lack of support
  3. Substance misuse
  4. Depression


Post traumatic stress disorder can be diagnosed only on the basis of symptoms. There is no lab test to diagnose PTSD but physicians may use various tests to rule out post traumatic stress disorder. Some test are as follows:-

  1. Physical examination
  2. Psychological examination
  3. Use the criteria in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorder.


It includes a number of different treatments such as talk therapy, medication, and personal lifestyle changes. Some therapies treating post traumatic stress disorder are:-

  1. Cognitive behavioural therapy
  2. Exposure therapy
  3. Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy
  4. Medicine
  5. Lifestyle changes
  6. Emergency treatment

Ayurvedic overview

Ayurveda simply means knowledge of life which includes many therapies such as herbal medicines, oils, enemas, laxatives, massage, yoga and special diet etc. According to ayurveda our body is composed of three components such as dhatu, mal and doshas. Doshas is of two types sharirk doshas and mansik doshas. According to ayurveda mind disorders occur due to imbalance of mansik doshas i.e. raja and tama. The person who shows high emotions such as anger, horror, fear, and negative thoughts are due to imbalance of rajas dosha. Imbalance of vata and pitta may also cause symptoms at the physical level. These doshas contaminate the mind and mind carrying channels that lead to post traumatic stress disorder. Some people show low end emotions such a void of happiness, loss of interest, shame, worry, guilt, depression and are detached from everything and everyone. These symptoms are due to imbalance of tama dosha.

Imbalance of dhee, dhruti, and smriti

In this condition three important faculties of mind i.e. memory, courage and intellect are all disturbed.

Dhee- Negative thoughts, alterations in arousal, avoidance,and  negative thoughts shows the disturbance of dhee.

Smriti- flashbacks of traumatic events, distressing dreams, repeated involuntary memories, reliving the bad experiences and recollecting them shows the imbalance the smriti

Dhruti- void of satisfaction, feeling detached, loss of interest in activities, horror and guilt explain the imbalance of dhriti

Post traumatic stress disorder can be manageable by some ayurvedic therapies such as shirodhara, meditation etc. and also manageable by some ayurvedic herbs such as ashwagandha, brahmi, tagar, daru haridra, dalchini and arjuna. These herbs mainly work on the brain to reduce the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.

Herbal remedies by planet ayurveda for post traumatic stress disorder

Planet ayurveda is a worldwide company which treats humans as well as animals. This is a GMP certified company. All the medicines made by this company are natural and free from side effects. This company makes medicines under the observation of MD ayurveda doctors. Planet Ayurveda makes medicine in the form of tablets, syrup and churna. All the products are gluten free. In case of post traumatic stress disorder following products are offered by Planet ayurveda:-

Product list

  1. Neurogenie capsules
  2. Stress support
  3. Mahakalyanaka ghrit
  4. Arjun tea

Herbal Supplements for Post Traumatic stress disorder

Herbal Supplements for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Product Description

1.Neurogenie capsules

This capsule is formulated using extract of two medicinal herbs i.e.  brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Both of the ingredients in this capsule are natural and help in management of mental illness, anxiety and maintain healthy functions of the brain. Ashwagandha and brahmi both are very helpful in the health of the brain. Thus these capsules are very helpful in the management of brain disorders.

Dosage:- 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Stress support

These are the herbal capsules that consist mainly of three wonderful herbs such as tagar (Valeriana wallichii), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Stress is the main symptom of post traumatic stress disorder so as the name suggests help in treating the stress. Ashwagandha present in this capsule maintains brain health. Brahmi has anxiolytic properties that help in reducing the symptoms of anxiety and mental fatigue while increasing memory span. It also reduces the inflammation of nervous tissue which is responsible for anxiety.

Dose:- 1 capsule twice daily after meals

3. Mahakalyanaka ghrita

Maha kalyanaka ghrita is an ayurvedic medicine in which ghee is used as a base. There are a number of medicinal herbs present in this ghrit.  Some of them are daru haridra (Berberis aristata), prishniparni (Urara picta), shweta sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and krishna sariva (Ichnocarpus frutescens). This ghrit calms the mind and also helps in treating other mental disorders such as schizophrenia, epilepsy etc. it also helps in treating inflammation in the body.

Dose:- 1 teaspoon twice daily with warm water.

4. Arjun  Tea

This herbal tea is the combination of purely herbal ingredients described in ancient ayurvedic texts. The herbs used in this tea are pipal tavak (Ficus religiosa), chhoti elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). These herbs mainly work on the heart and control blood pressure. It is the safest choice for problems like hypertension and high cholesterol etc. This tea provides nutrition to the heart and maintains cholesterol and blood pressure. It is totally free from nicotine and caffeine. This tea also relaxes the mind and keeps our mind stress free.

Dosage:-  take one cup of tea daily


A person who is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder needs professional help because post traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition which  may affect mental as well as physical health. It develops after someone has experienced a stressful or terrifying event. People who are suffering from this disease have disturbing thoughts, sadness, anger and they may feel detached from other people. Here in this article we have learnt post traumatic stress disorder in detail and its ayurvedic management.

Types of Stammering and Effective Herbal Remedies for Stammering


Stammering or stuttering is a speech disorder that is also by name of childhood onset fluency disorder which includes major and frequent problems with flow of speech and normal fluency. People who suffer from stammering know exactly what they want to say but cannot say it fluently and clearly in one go. Stammering makes people prolong a word, vowel or consonant sound or a syllable and may make them repeat the same word several times. They can also stop while speaking a sentence as they find it very difficult to speak a certain sound or word. Stammering can be seen normally in young children when they are learning to speak as their speaking and language abilities are not fully developed yet. However most of them outgrow this stammering problem as they grow and learn to speak correctly and fluently. But some children take this problem forward into adulthood and stammering becomes chronic and speech problems in them. In this article you can learn all about the stammering and herbal remedies to get it corrected naturally.


Stammering is also known by the name diffluent speech which is a speech disorder. It is characterized by uneven rate of speech, repetition of same words, syllables or sounds too many times, and halting production of speech. Many children gets this stammering problem at some point of their childhood but most of them do not continue to stammer as they grow into adults. Stammering can leave a child with low self esteem and inability to interact with people confidently.



As per Ayurvedic concept the body is govern with balance of tridosha, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha and any imbalance in any one or combination of them causes diseases. Stammering is known to cause vitiation of Vata dosha.


Stammering can be classified into three types

  1. Developmental- This is very common and many children have this when they are younger than 5 years of age, however males are more affected. This types goes away as the child grows.
  2. Neurogenic- In this type there are abnormalities in the signal process between the brain and the nerves or maybe muscles sometimes.
  3. Psychogenic- This type of stammering emerges when the part of the brain that governs reasoning and thinking do not work properly.


Some symptoms are very common and known to people like evident repetition of sounds, words or syllables and also disruption is seen in normal speech rate. People with stammering have trouble in starting a sentence or speaking a certain word. Along with these signs there are some other as well which you may notice like:

  • Physical changes like lip tremors, facial tics, frequent eye blinking and tense body language and facial expression
  • Refuses to speak
  • Jerking of head
  • Fists clenching
  • Frustrated when attempt to communicate
  • Repetition of phrases or words
  • Interjecting an extra word or sound like uh or um into the sentences

People who are suffering from chronic adulthood stammering usually stammer a lot in a high stress environment or social setting in comparison to when they are in a familiar environment or home.


There can be different causes for a person like:

  • Genetics- Stammering can run in families. There can be several genes involved in such cases.
  • Brain function- Development of the brains of people who stammer has been found to be different when seen in brain imaging as compared to people who do not stammer.
  • Speech motor skills- The people who stammer are slightly slow in making speech related movements. This breaks the fluency.
  • Environmental and situational factors- People who stammer are usually seen speaking normally when in familiar situations or people and stammer more when interacting with a group of people or are under any kind of stress or pressure.
  • Language skills- When a person is not fluent in a language they want to converse in, stammering occurs as it becomes difficult to organize a word or sentence resulting in pauses and breaking of sentence.


Diagnosis is usually made by a speech-language pathologist, i.e. a health professional who is trained to diagnose the speech and language disorders in children and adults and treat them. They take a complete history, observe the patient thoroughly and closely, ask them questions about stammering and rule out any other causes of irregular speech like Tourette’s syndrome.


Stammering can be treated differently as per the individual case, applying specific approaches as per the requirement of the case. Conventional methods do not cure the stammering but it can help in improving speech fluency, participating in social activities, school or work and developing and developing better communication. This can be attained by Speech therapy, electronic devices, Parent-child interactions and cognitive behavioral therapy.


As there is seen vitiation of the doshas in stammering, hence the restoration of the balance of these dosha restores the health. This balance can be brought back by the use of certain herbs which possess natural qualities to treat such ailments.


Planet Ayurveda is a very popular name in the field of herbal remedies manufacturing. All the herbal remedies and products manufactured here are free from chemicals, additives, colors, fillers, dye, preservatives and yeast. For stammering Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies.

Herbal Remedies for Stammering

Herbal Remedies for Stammering

Products List


  1. Medhya churna
  2. Brahmi capsules
  3. Ashwagandha capsules
  4. Memory support

Products Description


1. Medhya churna

Different medicinal herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Marich (Piper nigrum), Patha (Cissampelos pareira), Pippali (Piper longum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) etc are used in the formulation of Medhya churna. This herbal churna helps in boosting the functions of the brain, enhances concentrating quality and memory which eventually helps in treating stammering.

Dosage– 1/4 teaspoon once daily with 1 spoon of Cow Ghee (Clarified Butter).

2. Brahmi capsule

These herbal capsules are manufactured using standardized extract of single herb, i.e. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi capsules contain many medicinal qualities that help in enhancing learning and memory, relieves stress and improves functioning of the brain.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Ashwagandha capsule

These are also single herb capsules, prepared using standardized extract of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha capsules improve overall health and brain functioning.

Dosage- Take 2 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Memory support

These are the poly herbal capsules that are prepared using different medicinal herbs like Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Vacha (Acorus calamus), and Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Memory support capsules help in enhancing memory, improving mental functions which eventually help in treating stammering.

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


Planet Ayurveda’s herbal remedies can help in treating stammering naturally along with the speech therapy and other supportive treatment.