Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis (GME) And Its Ayurvedic Treatment
The central nervous system is mainly associated with the brain and spinal cord. Meninges are the three-layered covers of CNS. These layers of meninges are meant to protect the brain and spinal cord. The brain is called an encephalic. Inflammation involves normal tissue infiltration by immune system cells. Cells of the immune system release biochemicals in the area of infectious organisms. Thus we have to discuss the inflammation of the brain and meninges which in collaboration is called meningoencephalitis. Let’s read!!
GME is an inflammatory disease in dogs associated with the central nervous system and characterized by granulomatous lesions which may be focal or disseminated in the brain or spinal cord. GME was first noted in dogs in 1978. GME is of three types focal, multifocal, and ocular. Ocular type of GME is not common, and sudden onset of optic neuritis and thus blindness is the peculiar feature of Ocular meningoencephalitis. In focal and multifocal (disseminated) forms the lesions are spread throughout the central nervous system. Focal lesions are generally seen and are more common in the cerebrum and brainstem. GME is more common in female dogs of middle age. Thus in this article, we will read about GME and its Ayurvedic aspect.
Signs and symptoms
Below are the signs and symptoms associated with GME.
2. Unable to recognize the owner
7. Abnormal appetite
8. Disturbed temperature regulation
9. Hormonal disturbances
The GME is idiopathic in origin and thus the precise causes are unknown as per modern studies. Though the role of the immune system is questionable or immune-mediated causes can be there. Ayurvedic causes
Biopsy of brain tissue is the basic requirement for the brain tissue. Brain biopsy is a difficult task. This GME can be found after proper analysis of the clinical features of dogs and related history.
The pashu chikitsa is a well-known approach for the management of our pets. Ayurvedic pashu chikitsa is a result of the knowledge and intellect of our ancient saints and sages. It shows a great companionship between humans and animals. GME in Ayurveda can be associated with vatavyadhi and ama dosha. The chief underlying cause is the vitiation of vata associated with aamdosha leads to kaphaj granthi (Granuloma) in Majja dhatu (CNS). Vata dosha is concerned with activities and motility in the body. The associated aamdosha leads to vitiating the dosha and causes dhatu dushti and is the basic cause of inflammation in the body due to excessive accumulation of Endotoxins. For better body status all the doshas should be in a balanced state. A beautiful quote is mentioned in Sushruta Samhita–
Susruta sutra sthana 15/41/…
Means – According to Acharya Susruta, a person is said to be swastha (Healthy) when doshas (Vata/pitta/kapha), agnis, dhatus, and mala should be in equilibrium along with mental, sensory, and spiritual calmness and happiness.
Ayurveda principles and herbs with minerals help to manage the status of GME in dogs. Herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) are helpful. Minerals like Swarna Bhasma (gold calx), Rajata Bhasma (silver calx), and Loha Bhasma (iron calx) are also beneficial. Herbal formulations of Planet Ayurveda are helpful for the management of GME.
Herbal remedy by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis in dogs
Planet Ayurveda is a GMP-certified manufacturing hub for the formulation of best-quality herbal remedies. The prime goal of Planet Ayurveda is to promote Ayurveda in each and every household in the world. In this thread, we are here to manage the issues associated with our beloved pets with herbal formulations based on the principles of Ayurveda mentioned in the Pashu chikitsa. Below is the herbal formulation for the management of Granulomatous meningoencephalitis.
1. Neuroplan Syrup
2. Brahmi Capsules
3. Ashwagandha capsules
4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
1. Neuroplan syrup
The Syrup Neuroplan is the herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda contains Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Ashwagandha Withania somnifera, Bhojpatra (Betula utilis). Neuroplan syrup is useful to manage the status of problems associated with the nervous system. It also helps to pacify the vata dosha and acts as a nervine tonic in the condition of Granulomatous meningoencephalitis. It is also helpful to manage the levels of cortisol in the body.
Dosage 10 ml twice daily with plain water after meals.
2. Brahmi Capsules
The Brahmi Capsule is the herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda having Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) as the chief ingredient. The Brahmi cap is able to drain out the stress in dogs associated with MMM. It helps to promote nerve conduction and is able to promote the brain tone as well. It is able to prevent brain damage and reduce stress and anxiety. Brahmi helps to promote strength and intellect as well.
Dosage 2 caps twice daily with plain water after meals.
3. Ashwagandha Capsules
The chief ingredient of the Ashwagandha capsule is the standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha is known to reduce inflammation and act as a pain reliever. The presence of Withanolides in ashwagandha helps to reduce inflammation. Also, ashwagandha acts as a powerful analgesic which is evident to soothe the nervous system and reduce pain as well. Ashwagandha helps to promote brain health and acts as an immunity modulator.
Dosage 1 cap daily with plain water after meals.
4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
Vrihat Vatchintamani rasa is a classical herbomineral formulation of Planet Ayurveda. As the name indicates this rasa preparation is known to reduce the pain associated with vata dosha. The chief ingredients of this formulation are Swarna Bhasma (gold calx), Rajata Bhasma (silver calx), Abhrak Bhasma (calx of Mica), Loha Bhasma (calx of iron), Pravala Bhasma (calx of coral), Mukta Bhasma with aloe vera extract and many more. It helps to maintain healthy functioning of the brain, maintains a healthy nervous system, supports mental health, and supports healthy digestion.
Dosage 1 tab twice daily with plain water after meals.
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The Granulomatous is associated with the deprived status of the Central nervous system. It is a disease of concern for beloved pets, the dogs. It is a very painful condition associated with depression, disorientation, coma, inability to recognize the owner, abnormal appetite, hyperventilation, and disturbed temperature regulation. The herbal formulations by Planet Ayurveda are able to manage the status of GME and are able to prevent the side effects of synthetic medicines. As GME is associated with disease of the Central nervous system and is inflammatory with progressive nature. It is important to deal with the problem accordingly and immediate action is needed with herbal remedies thus avoiding the side effects of long-term use of synthetic medicines.