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Ayurvedic treatment of friedreich’s ataxia


Friedreich’s ataxia is a rare hereditary degenerative disease that mainly affects the nervous system and the heart. Also known as spine cerebellar degeneration that damages parts of brain and spinal cord and can even affect your heart. Its main neurological symptoms manifested as muscle weakness and as ataxia itself means, a loss of balance and coordination. Its effects on the heart vary from mild, no symptomatic abnormalities to life-threatening symptoms in the heart’s musculature. Friedreich’s ataxia is a genetic defect that’s inherited from both parents by what’s called “autosomal recessive transmission.”

It is frequently associated with cardiomyopathy or diabetes.

It doesn’t affect parts of the brain involved in thinking.

What are its Causes?

This disease is linked to defects, or mutations in the gene FXN called as frataxin gene which leads to limit in formation of a protein called frataxin. Frataxin, which is importantfor mitochondrial functioningin regulating the iron levels in the mitochondria, involved in energy production necessary for all cell bodies in the cells.. We also know that specific nerve cells (neurons) degenerate in people with FA, and this is directly manifested in the symptoms of the disease.

People with a family history of Friedreich’s ataxia are at greater risk of inheriting this disease. If the defective gene is only passed down from one parent, the person becomes a carrier of the disease but usually doesn’t experience symptoms of it.

It might be non-inherited where experts never find out cause. The following procedures and circumstances can cause ataxia:

  • Brain surgery or Head injury.
  • Alcohol or Drug abuse.
  • Infections – chicken pox (usually goes away after infection has gone).
  • A brain tumor.
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals.
  • Neurological conditions – Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy etc.
  • Cerebellum malformation while the baby is still in the womb.

Ayurvedic view of the disease:

Ayurveda considers that this disease is due to beej dosha. Vata dosha is mainly involved in Friedreich’s Ataxia.

What could be Symptoms of Friedreich’s Ataxia?

Symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia usually appear between ages 2 to the early 50s, but commonly diagnosed between ages of 10 to 15. Difficulty with walking is the most common initial symptom of the condition. Other symptoms appearing are like:

  • Changes in vision, especially color vision.
  • Loss of hearing
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • Absence of reflexes in legs
  • Poor coordination or balance
  • Abnormality in speech
  • Involuntary eye movements
  • Deformities develop in foot, like clubfoot
  • Difficulty sensing vibrations in your legs and feet.
  • Uncoordinated movements (ataxia) gets worse with time
  • Approximately 75 percent of people with Friedreich’s ataxia have heart problem and their heart muscle becomes weaker (cardiomyopathy).
  • The spine curves sideways (scoliosis) may develop
  • About 10 percent of people with FA have Diabetes abnormalities.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Friedreich’s Ataxi

Herbal formulations provided by planet ayurveda to manage friedreich’s ataxia


1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha capsules are herbal medicine that is efficient for weakness stress, nervous breakdown, neuropathy due to diabetes. Regular use of Ashwagandha capsules helps to regain the strength of muscles, even relieve the muscle spasm and fatigue. It is good nervine tonic that is capable of increasing the physical aswell as mental stamina of the body. It is suitable to children as well old age people. All its property make it beneficial in counteracting the symptoms of Friedreich’s Ataxia

Aswagandha (Withania somnifera):

Ashwagandha capsules prepared in Planet Ayurveda comprises of standardized root extract of Ashwagandha herb. It is rich in natural alkaloids that has properties that relieves stress and helpful in getting rid of tiredness.improving stamina, helping in diabetic neuropathy. Ashwagandha herb is amazing in regulating the Vata in the body. Vata mainly maintains the body movement that includes movement of nerve impulses throughout the nervous system.

Ashwagandha has, anti-stress, antioxidant, mind-boosting, immune-enhancing, and rejuvenating properties. It is good for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.

2. Gotukola

Gotukola Capsule is herbal preparation of Planet Ayurveda that is capable of keeping healthy nervous system and healthy heart. This product is manufactured from pure and standardized extract of Gotukola herb. This Ayurvedic product is also an effective remedy for maintaining healthy legs. Thereby a good herbal remedy for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Gotukola (Centella asiatica):

Gotukolais an herb that is helpful in preventing nervous exhaustion. It is good in managing the stress and its vitamins and minerals that are very beneficial for the heart.

Dose – 1-2 capsules, two times a day, after meals, with plain water.

3. Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit Capsule is Ayurvedic formation of Planet Ayurveda that is an energetic supplement and nutrient for healthy body. It is formed of high-quality extract of Shilajit resin. It is potent to increase energy levels and boost stamina. Also healthy supplement for proper blood glucose level in the body. It is a suitable herbal Treatment for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Shilajit (Asphaltum):

Shilajit consists of humic acid and fulvic acids that has brought it with great medicinal properties. It is very useful nutrient for reducing weakness, fatigue, tiredness, stress and anxiety. It is rich in anti-oxidants which are good source in relieving mental and physical stresses and growing their stamina and manage Diabetes also. It also rejuvenates brain cells and this way can conduct well the nerve signals and impulses in the body.

Dose – 1 to 2 capsules twice daily after half an hour of meal with plain water.

4. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi Capsules are pure natural preparation of Planet Ayurveda that is obtained from high-quality extract of potent Brahmi plant. Brahmi capsules are beneficial herbal remedy in counteracting the stress and mental fatigue as well as eliminating nervous exhaustion. It is also good cardiac tonic as well.

Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)

Brahmi is useful herb that is rich in anti-oxidants that makes it a suitable brain tonic, cardiac tonic. It acts wonderfully on the brain health and helps to improve neuron degeneration as well as better general tonic.

Dose – 2 capsules two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

5. Medhya Churna

Medhya churna is an herbal preparation that is rich in antioxidants properties which can rejuvenate the system making the brain sharp. All its herbs work synergistically on nervous system and immune system.


Its ingredients are:

  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum)
  • Shwet jeerak (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Kishna jeerak (Carum carvi)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  • Marich (Piper nigrum)
  • Pipali (Piper longum)
  • Patha (Cissampelos pareira)
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnierri)

Herbs used in this preparation support to sustain the good brain health system and very effectively manage the stress problem and give relief to patient of Friedreich’s Ataxia

Ayurvedic Treatment for pellegrini stieda syndrome

Ayurveda is one of the world’s most powerful mind body health system that is developed by India thousand years ago. It is a science of life that offers wisdom to the body that help people to stay vibrant and healthy.

Ayurvedic treatment of any disease not just involves suppressing the symptoms of that particular disease, butthe main aim of Ayurvedic treatment is to remove the root cause of the disease and there by give permanent relief. Management of disease in Ayurveda involves four things:

  • cleansing (shodan)
  • palliation (shaman)
  • rejuvenation (Rasayana)
  • mental hygiene (satvajaya).

The Ayurvedic treatment mainly comprises of Ayurvedic medicines that are prepared using natural herbs, plants and minerals. As these Ayurvedic medicines are prepared from the natural sources, they are accepted and assimilated in the body without causing any side effects. Instead, these Ayurvedic medicines provide some side benefits.


Ayurvedic treatment not only involves Ayurvedic medicines but also involves and healthy living style. All of these things are equally important. Ayurveda says, that if we are taking a medicine to manage the symptoms of a disease and at the same time we are taking foods that increases the cause of disease or following a bad life style that worsens the disease, then we may not get well properly. Yoga therapy can also be very safely used to prevent diseases, to promote the overall health as well as to acquire longevity.

What is Pellegrini stieda syndrome?

Pellegrini stieda syndrome is a condition of pain that occursat the origin of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) which is present at the end of thethigh bone (femur).

The Pellegrini-Stieda sign can be seen on the x-rays of the knee. The Pellegrini-Stieda sign indicates a calcium deposit on the insideof the knee, where the medial collateral ligament is attached to the femur.

This syndrome is commonin people who have had amedial collateral ligament injury. This is a rare problem that may even require removal of the calcium deposit through surgery.

Ayurvedic treatment for Pellegrini stieda syndrome:

Ayurvedic treatment for Pellegrini stieda syndrome involves the Ayurvedic medicines that are prepared using the natural herbs which are beneficial for the joints and ligaments of the body. Planet Ayurveda provides following Ayurvedic medicines for the treatment of Pellegrini stieda syndrome.


1. Aamvatantak churna:

Planet Ayurveda’s Aamvatantak churna is an excellent product that helps to reduce the pain, inflammation, stiffness and swelling in the knee joint. This powder is prepared from the combination of herbs that are frequently used in Ayurveda.

These herbs are

  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Suranjaan (Colchicum automnale)
  • Methi (Trigonella foencum graecum)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)

This product is 100 percent pure and free from chemicals.

2. Cap. Boswellia curcumin:

Boswellia Curcumin capsules from the house of Planet Ayurveda is prepared using pure standardized extracts of shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and curcumin (curcuma longa) that are effective in the treatment of Pellegrini stieda syndrome. These herbs providerelief from the joint pains and improves the flexibility of the joints.

3. Cap. Shilajit:

Shilajit herb is good for the overall health of the body. Shilajit capsules from the house of Planet Ayurveda is prepared using the pure extract of Shilajit herb in it. This wonderful product is helps in over coming the weakness.This product is effective in the treatment of joint problems by providing relief from the physical stress.

4. Tab. Lakshadhi guggul:

Lakshadhi guggul tablets of planet Ayurveda are another excellent product that contains herbs such as

  • Guggulu resin (Commiphora mukul)
  • Asthisamhari (Cissus quadrangularis)
  • Laksha (Resin of Ficus religiosa)
  • Arjun bark (Terminalia arjuna)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Nagbala (Grewia hirsuta).
  • This medicine is an excellent way to take care of the joints.