Category: Prosopagnosia

Herbal Remedies for Progessive Supranuclear Palsy Treatment


Progessive supranuclear palsy is a uncommon brain disorder that causes difficulty in walking, eye movement, and balance. The brain is an organ made up of a large number of nerve tissues that is protected within a hard structure known as the skull. It mainly includes functions such as it helps in regulating blood pressure and breathing, releases hormones and processes sensory information. Brain health is an emerging and growing concept that provides plasticity, functioning across life.

Numerous interconnected social and biological genetics play an important role in normal functioning of the brain. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain and divides into 2 hemispheres. Each hemisphere is divided into regions called lobes. There are 4 lobes- Frontal lobes, parietal lobe, temporal lobe, occipital lobe. There are many conditions affecting the brain such as Cerebrovascular injury such as strokes, Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and many more. It includes symptoms like headache, dizziness, speech problems, seizures, dilation of one or more pupils. We will study about its causes, symptoms, and its ayurvedic aspect further in this topic.


Progessive supranuclear palsy is a degenerative disease which involves the deterioration of the brain cells which further causes loss of balance, slowing of movements, difficulty in moving eyes. The cause of this disease is unknown but there is accumulation of a protein called Tau within the brain. Sometimes it can be misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This condition keeps on worsening over time. Neurodegenerative refers to the collapse of the nervous system where there is death of numerous cells. Supranuclear refers to damage to localized nuclei in the brain. It is also known as Steele Richardson Olszewski syndrome. It worsens over time and leads to life threatening conditions such as pneumonia, swallowing problems. Supranuclear refers to the region of the brain above 2 small areas called nuclei. It is more commonly seen in men than women and it affects the middle aged or older people.

Progessive Supranuclear Palsy


  • Progessive supranuclear palsy occurs mainly when brain cells are damaged resulting in buildup of protein known as Tau.
  • Tau occurs in the brain and usually breaks down before it reaches a high level.
  • In people who are suffering from Progessive supranuclear palsy the build up protein doesn’t break down and forms harmful clumps in the brain.
  • Clumps of tau are progressively seen in neurodegenerative disorders such as in Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction can also cause progessive supranuclear palsy.
  • Substantia nigra is the most affected part of the brain where palsy symptoms are visible.
  • Clumps formed in the brain cells damages the neurons


  • Change in behavior such as irritability
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Loss of balance while walking- Tendency to fall back is an early symptom of this disease.
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Rigid facial muscle
  • Urine incontinence
  • Sleep disruption
  • Constipation
  • Poor eyelid function
  • Contracture of the facial muscles.
  • Dementia


  • Falling which could lead to fractures, brain injury.
  • Difficulty focusing your eyes
  • Problems during inhaling food or liquid into the airway (aspiration).
  • Pneumonia which is the most common cause of death in progessive supranuclear palsy.
  • Impulsive behavior


It is divided into following categories

  1. Classical Richardson syndrome
  2. Progessive parkinsonism and Progessive supranuclear palsy -pure akinesia with gait freezing
  3. Progessive supranuclear palsy – C
  4. Progessive supranuclear palsy induced by Annonanceae (known as custard apple)


  • Progessive supranuclear palsy diagnosis is difficult as it has signs and symptoms similar to Parkison disease. So doctor suspect following:
  • Don’t have tremors
  • Unexplained falls
  • Response to parkinson medication
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)


  • Parkisnson’s disease medications- It increases the level of brain chemical which controls the muscle movements, the effectiveness of this medication is temporary lasting for 2-3 years. Medications include- Levodopa, Levodopa with anticholinergic agents. 
  • Onabotulinumtoxin A- Is injected in small doses into muscle of your eyes as botox helps muscles to contract which improves spasms of eyelid.
  • Prism lenses- These lenses are very helpful as they ease the problems with looking downwards. These lenses allow people to look downwards without rolling their eyes downwards.
  • Physical therapy- It helps to improve balance, facial exercise, Gait balance and training helps to relieve symptoms of progessive supranuclear palsy.
  • Mental health- It is counseling with a therapist who improves the copying technique.
  • Antidepressant medications- The most commonly antidepressant medications are- Fluoxetine, Amitriptyline (Elavil).
  • As progessive supranuclear palsy worsens, the patient can’t swallow which prevents him/her from eating and drinking so surgery is recommended (GASTROTOMY).  


Progessive supranuclear palsy is caused due to vitiated vata dosha. Vata dosha is responsible for control of all the nervous functions in the body. Vata dosha is a tantra which runs the machine of our body. When vata dosha gets disturbed it drives the body crazy, disturbs the events in the body and causes diseases. Vatavyadhi is divided into 2 parts- Dhatukshayajanya avastha pain is reduced by touching. But in Margavrodhajanya pain is aggravated after touching. Due to intake of vata aahara and vihaar, vata dosha gets vitiated which gets stuck in the rikta strotasa and loses their qualities like smoothness and stickiness. On occupying the srotas this vitiated vata will produce Ekanga and Sarvanga diseases. Two pathology plays an important role in vatavyadhi there is decrease in dhatu and srotas become empty, but in margavarodhjanya vatavyadhi there is obstruction due to dhatu, maal and vata dosha gets stagnated which leads to dysfunction in organs. 


  • Intake of dry food, cold food.
  • Improper administration of vamana, virechana.
  • Fear
  • Irritation
  • Excessive consumption of spicy foods.


  • Stiffness of joints
  • Horripilations
  • Lameness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Numbness in body parts
  • Convulsions
  • Pricking type of pain.


  • Snehan
  • Swedan
  • Mridu shodhana (virechana)
  • Deepan and Pachana sneha
  • Massage with medicated oils
  • Hot and fresh foods
  • Pouring of medicated oil in the form of seka
  • Consume sour, sweet food


  • Turmeric- Turmeric (Curcuma longa) rectifies the metabolic fire due to its ushna veerya which further cleanses and detoxifies the ras, enables free circulation to each part of the body and restores the normal functioning of the body. Haridra removes the blocked channels and enables the free movement of vata and makes dhatu nourished and replenished.
  • Shilajit- Shilajit plays an important role in treating urinary disorders, skin disease, worms infestation, mental disorders. Shilajit plays an important role as it has fulvic acid which is preventing Tau protein from aggregating so it is useful in Alzheimer’ disease and is reducing anorexia. It helps to maintain blood pressure, strengthens the skeletal system, brings energy and stamina.
  • Amalaki- Amalaki is the best anti-aging herb which balances all the three doshas in the body, useful in bleeding disorders, fever, and has a rejuvenative property.  It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants which nourish the tissues. Amalaki promotes healthy circulation, tonify the muscles, enhances memory and brings a sense of calm to mind. It clears and detoxifies the system known as Rasayana herb.


Ayurvedic medicines treat the disease as the root cause for maintaining a healthy life. Planet ayurveda is a brand which has been serving pure extract in the form of tablets, capsules, powder which are prepared under guidelines of Ayurvedic board. The medicines prepared are free from any chemicals and preservatives, are 100% pure and vegetarian. Ayurvedic medicine reduces the risk of recurrence of disease and causes no side effects of the treatment as it is pure plant based extracts.


Herbal Remedies for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy


1. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

Vrihat vatchintamani ras is one of the classical formulations which is effective in balancing vata dosha. It is prepared in the form of tablets by planet Ayurveda using ingredients like- Swarna bhasma (Calx of Gold), Rasa Sindoor (Red sulphide of mercury), Praval bhasma (Calx of coral) and many more. These tablets are helpful in maintaining cardiac health by strengthening the muscles, used in a variety of diseases like diabetes, splenomegaly, hypertension. This tablet has rajata bhasma  which is an excellent drug for mental health disorders and has antidepressant property. 

Dosage– 1 tablet twice daily to be chewed with plain water after meals.

2. Musli Strength

Musli strength is a great formulation prepared by planet ayurveda in the form of capsules using ingredients like- Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). It helps in strengthening of the body and bone, uplifts the power of the reproductive system as it increases the quality and quantity of sperms. It has gokshura which is a diuretic and has cleansing properties on the urinary system and on lithotriptic activity. Tribulus has wound healing properties and balances tridosha.

Dosage– 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meal

3. Yograj Guggul

Yograj guggul are herbal tablets formulated by planet ayurveda using ingredients like- Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis),Cardamomum (Elettaria cardamomum), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) and many more. It is a useful preparation used in the treatment of splenomegaly, abdominal tumours, bone marrow, and increases digestion power. Yograj guggul is widely used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

Dosage– 2tablets twice daily with lukewarm water.

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

These are single herbals capsules formulated by planet ayurveda using standardised extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha has rejuvenating that helps to maintain proper nourishment of the tissues. These capsules are useful in back stiffness, muscle fatigue, and have the property of balancing vata dosha in the body as vata dosha governs all the movement in the body. Ashwagandha has antioxidant, immunting enhancing, anti stress, rejuvenating properties. It inhibits inflammation and improves memory.

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

5. Nourish Maxx

Nourish maxx is a herbal powder preparation formulated by planet ayurveda using various ingredients like- Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum). It helps to nourish the entire body, useful for both males and females, natural protein supplement for weight gain, bodybuilder, short height. Helps to maintain proper functioning of the organs. This powder has ashwagandha which helps to maintain and help the body to adapt to various types of stress.

Dosage– 1 tsp twice daily with normal water.

6. Brahmi Capsule

Brahmi capsules are single herbal preparation which is formulated by planet ayurveda using standardised extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi is the best brain tonic which wonderfully works on brain health, promotes the regeneration of cells of the brain , so very helpful in Progessive supranuclear palsy, Alzheimer’s disease. It shows a miraculous effect on the liver as it removes the toxins from the body and promotes the functioning of the liver. Brahmi is useful in irregular menstruation, impotence, premature ejaculations, helps to relieve and prevent stress.

Dosage– 1 capsule twice daily with plain water.


Progessive supranuclear palsy is a uncommon brain disorder that causes difficulty in walking, eye movement, and balance.  The cause of this disease is unknown but there is accumulation of a protein called Tau within the brain.Vata dosha is responsible for control of all the nervous functions in the body. Further we studied its purva roop and many herbal remedies to cure this vata vyadhi. Planet Ayurveda also prepared many formulations which are useful in this disease without any side effects and maintained a healthy lifestyle for future needs. 

Alternative Treatment For Prosopagnosia With Herbal Remedies


Actor Shenaz Treasury revealed that she has been diagnosed with Prosopagnosia, she said, she is not able to put faces together and recognize the people by their voices. Prosopagnosia is a Greek word that combines as prósōpon means Face and agnōsía means No-knowledge, this word means blindness of face or you can say that the one who cannot recognize faces. This is a cognitive disorder that affects most people from birth. This is related to face perception in which there is the inability to recognize familiar faces, not even self-recognition. It can show its great impact on everyone’s life. Many people with this condition are at a severe stage not able to remind their life partners, friends, or family members. They help themselves by using different techniques of remembering the ones like how they talk, how they walk or their voice or the way of wearing clothes. In this article we are going to discuss Prosopagnosia, its causes, symptoms and Ayurvedic view with its management.



Prosopagnosia is a brain disorder, that means there is a difficulty in recognition of familiar faces in person. This condition is also named face blindness. This lack of recognition can happen with the people they meet on a regular basis like spouses, close friends or even their own faces. Mildly this condition can only relate to face but in severe cases this condition can be related to things or objects that they use in everyday life. Social distance or stress and maybe depression can be the two frequent responses that can result due to this condition. In Allopathy there is no cure for this disease but in Ayurveda, we have great management strategies to control this disease effectively. In this condition, there may be damage to the right fusiform gyrus, which is a fold in the brain that controls the neural system which coordinates with the memory power and facial perceptions.

Causes of Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia can be the result of lesions in the inferior occipital areas or in the anterior temporal cortex or the fusiform gyrus, these areas are responsible for response to recognition of the face. This is the most common etiological factor behind the cause of this particular disease. Other less common reasons that can result in this disease are encephalitis, any neoplastic growth, atrophy of the right temporal lobe, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. It may be caused due to particular drug poisoning the most common one is carbon monoxide poisoning.


There are three types of Prosopagnosia

  1. Apperceptive
  2. Associative
  3. Developmental

1. Apperceptive

Right occipital temporal region plays a major role in this type of Prosopagnosia. People with this disease are facing difficulty in differentiating their faces. These patients also struggle with the recognition of facial emotions. They may recognize the people with their clothes, or with their voice or way of talking.

2. Associative

This is an acquired type of Prosopagnosia, in this condition the right anterior temporal region plays a major role. In this particular type, people may be able to differentiate the person with their photo or face and may also know the age and sex information from their picture or in person but they may not be able to tell about their respective identity, occupation, or even their recent meeting.

3. Developmental

This is a congenital Prosopagnosia in which unable to recognize the faces are occurring from childhood and for a lifelong duration. This can be unknown up to the adult age, this can be known as an anomaly of the genetic basis and runs into the families. Several studies show that 1 in 45 people have this specific disease and in the UK around 1.5 million people are suffering from this disease.

Common compiled complaints that are explained by Prosopagnosiac patients

  • The affected person is finding difficulties in recognizing close friends, spouses, or family members.
  • They get confused more easily in movies or in television characters than a normal person.
  • The affected person finds difficulty in face recognition so they start to remember their hairstyle, way of walking, or way of talking rather than their face.
  • Patients may find difficulties in identifying themselves in mirrors or recent photographs.
  • Start maintaining some social distance to ignore the crowd.

Ayurvedic View

Ayurvedic medicines are used traditionally worldwide, and ayurvedic treatment is well known for maintaining the equilibrium in body, mind, and soul. As per Ayurveda science, this disease can be correlated with Tridoshaj vyadhi with the dominance of Vata Dosha which directly shows its impact on Majja dhatu in the mind. In this type of disease, there are various helper methods that can be adopted by the patient. Famous panchakarma procedures can also be done in the management of Prosopagnosia that are Basti (enema therapy which is worldwide used to lowers the Vata dosha), Shiro basti ad shiro dhara (that are locally applied on the head region), Nasya (drop infusion in nostrils) etc. and many herbal remedies that are mentioned in Ayurvedic texts. Planet Ayurveda provides very effective medicines to treat such neurological diseases, with the help of natural herbs and minerals.

Herbal Remedies for Prosopagnosia by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP-certified medicinal manufacturing company that helps the needful persons. Our medications work as detoxifiers for the body and help in regenerating the damaged areas. Our herbal formulations consist of natural ingredients that are 100% free from colors, dyes, fillers, or any other chemical constituents. It doesn’t cause any side-effects and shows great results. These are manufactured by classical methods that are mentioned in our classical texts and under the guidance of the most experienced MD Ayurveda Experts. Here, are some herbal formulations that are used for this condition

  1. Memory Support
  2. Saraswatarisht
  3. Neurogenie Capsules

Prosopagnosia Care Pack

Product Description

1. Memory Support

This is a patent formulation of planet Ayurveda prepared by classical methods consisting of medhya herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) etc. as the name suggesting the product is made for enhancing the memory power and give stability to the patient’s thinking capacity. These medhya herbs help to strengthen the nerves in the brain and rejuvenate the cognitive functions.

Dosage : 1 Capsules twice daily, with lukewarm water, after meals.

2. Saraswatarisht

This is a classical herbal formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda consisting of various herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Vidarikanda (Pueraria tuberosa) etc. these herbs are also directly acting on the brain because they are having such miraculous properties that can cross the blood-brain barrier and gives wonderful results in strengthening the nervous system thus helping in such conditions which are caused due to impaired brain functions.

Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

3. Neurogenie Capsules

This is a patent herbal formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda with standardised extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These both herbs are very effective in modulating the neuroendocrine-immune systems. Both are used to enhance the memory and cognitive functioning of the brain and also help to increase the blood flow to the brain.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


Prosopagnosia is a cognitive disorder that affects people from birth and is related to face perception difficulties in which there is an inability to recognize familiar faces. This disease is also called face blindness, this may develop social anxiety and depression in most of the patients. In this cognitive disorder, we can use herbal medicines that are very effective in maintaining the mental health of the patient. Planet Ayurveda provides best herbal products that are 100% natural and don’t show any side-effects. In case of any query kindly visit