West Syndrome Causes And Treatment With Ayurveda


Parents of children with West Syndrome have difficulty understanding and managing their child. West syndrome includes seizures with various other mental and physical disabilities in the child. About 7 from 10 children with West Syndrome have severe mental disabilities. However, symptoms can be controlled to become severe by managing West Syndrome timely. Through this article, you will get to know how your child gets to suffer from West Syndrome and how they react. We will also discuss how you can treat your child safely with Ayurveda.

Herbal remedies for west syndrome


West Syndrome is a rare form of epilepsy that begins in the first year of life in a child. It is also known as Infantile spasms or Epileptic Spasms. It usually begins between the third to the eighth month after childbirth. This syndrome can affect your child’s ability of thinking and disable their normal growth. The symptoms can be severe in many children which might land in complex disabilities and might cause death. But your child can live a normal life if the symptoms are managed on time and treated soon. The treatment completely depends on what caused West Syndrome in your child.

According to the symptoms, West Syndrome is characterized into three categories

  •  Symptomatic West Syndrome
  •  Cryptogenic West Syndrome
  •  Idiopathic West Syndrome

Ayurvedic aspect

In Ayurveda Epileptic Seizures are correlated to “Apsamar”. This condition occurs due to Vataj dosha and Rajas and Tamas Guna’s aggravation. Apsamar in infants occurs due to the aggravation of Vata dosha in the mother’s body which may affect the fetus. Continuation of the Vata diet after the delivery to the mother affects the child through dust breastfeeding. The still continuation of the Vata diet to the child further in his life aggravates the symptoms to a severe level. Discontinuation of improper diet and lifestyle is very necessary to improve the condition of the child. Along with it in Ayurveda Doctor prescribes various herbal medications to the child.

In Ayurveda, we can use various treatment protocols for better results which include 

  • Daivavapashrya chikitsa- Can be done by parents for their children.
  • Diet plans- The diet of the child is managed when the child is above the age of 7 years and the diet of the mother is managed if the child is below the age of 2 years.


Causes of West Syndrome could be

  •   Unknown
  •   Genetic causes
  •   Certain Metabolic disorders
  •   Lack of oxygen to the brain due to many reasons
  •   Brain trauma
  •   Infections leading to brain
  •   Malformation of the brain


Your child can show the following symptoms upon having West Syndrome

  •   Seizures
  •   Crying in an infant while or after the seizure attack
  •   Mental retardation
  •   Hypsarrhytmia (abnormal brain wave patterns)
  •   Loss of appetite
  •   Change in sleeping patterns
  •   Slow development
  •   Unable to understand things
  •   Difficulty in connecting to people


Diagnosis is completely made after complete evaluation and confirmation through-

  •   History taking
  •   Physical examination
  •   Watching seizures
  •   Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  •   CT scan
  •   MRI scan
  •   Urine test
  •   Blood test
  •   CSF biopsy
  •   Gene tests


The common treatment done for West Syndrome is

  • Medications
  •  Steroids
  •  Multivitamins
  •  Anti-epileptic drugs
  • Surgery

While these drugs may show adverse effects on your baby and hinders their normal physical growth. Do not compromise your child’s health knowingly, while you have safer options in Ayurveda.

Herbal remedies for West syndrome by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a certified company for preparing herbal medicines according to Ayurveda principles. The herbal medicines prepared by the company are prescribed by doctors for many health benefits and diseases. These medicines are completely herbal with no adverse effects. Also while formulating these medicines, proper care is taken of not adding any color or chemical to them. Planet Ayurveda’s Brain tonics and herbal medicines used in the treatment of West Syndrome are

Products List

1. Neurogenic Capsules

2. Saraswatarisht

3. Neuroplan Syrup

4. Kumar Kalyan Ras

5. Brahmi Ghrit

6. Anu Tailam

Herbal remedies for west syndrome

Herbal remeddies for west syndrome

Products Description

1. Neurogenie Capsules

These capsules are made from extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) – whole plant, and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These herbs are very efficient in treating brain-related disorders.

Dosage  Have 1 capsule two times daily with water

2. Saraswatarisht 

This ayurvedic arista strengthens the mind and is prepared with herbs like – Twak (cinnamon), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shunti (Zingiber officinalis), Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Vidari (Pueraria tuberosa), etc. The arista acts as an antidepressant and is effective in several mental conditions. It helps improve the condition of children with West Syndrome by strengthening the brain.

Dosage  Take 2 tablespoons (10 ml) twice daily by adding water.

3. Neuroplan Syrup

This patent ayurvedic syrup is prepared from Mandukparni (Centella asiatica), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), Madhuyashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Bhojpatra (Betula utilis), Pippali (Piper longum), etc. All these herbs are very efficient in strengthening the brain and enhancing its activity of the brain by repairing damaged brain cells. The syrup also enhances nerve impulse transmission which improves the condition of your child naturally.

Dosage  Have 2 teaspoons of syrup twice daily

4. Kumar Kalyan Ras

This is a herbal mineral ayurvedic formulation that is a mixture of herbs Kumari ras (Aloe vera juice), Swarna bhasma (Gold calx), Makshik bhasma (Copper calx), Shudh parade (Purifies mercury), Mukta bhasma (pearl calx), Abhrak bhasma (processed mics). This ayurvedic medicine is manufactured for treating various brain disorders in children including epilepsy seizures. Proper dosage of the medicines reduces the symptoms of West Syndrome.

Dosage  Take 1 Vati twice daily.

5. Brahmi Ghrit

The ghrit is prepared from Danti (Baliospermum montanum), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Saptala (Acacia sinuata), Pippali (Piper longum), etc. It is used in improving learning skills and intelligence.

Dosage  3 drops of ghrit twice daily for children below 7 years of age and half a teaspoon twice daily for children above 7 years of age.

6.  Anu Tailam

This ayurvedic herbal oil contains Til tail (Sesame oil), Devdaru (Cedrus deodar), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), etc herbs. This medicated oil is indicated for maintaining healthy function of the ears, nose, and throat. The oil strengthens the nerves of the brain and nostril passage using oil with proper dosage and procedure.

Dosage  Put 2 drops of oil in each nostril daily. It is recommended only if the child is above the age of 7 years.



Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient healing system with natural herbs. These ayurvedic medicines offer the opportunity to understand the nature of the mind in every individual and treat them accordingly. Ayurveda is the safest option to treat your child. For any queries contact us at www.planetayurved1a.com


Dr. Vikram Chauhan


Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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