Effective Herbs and Herbal Remedies for Management of Bell’s Palsy
|1||Ashwagandha Capsules||1 Bottle (60 Capsules)|
|2||Brahmi Capsules||1 Bottle (60 Capsules)|
|3||Curcumin Capsules||1 Bottle (60 Capsules)|
|4||Gandhak Rasayan||1 Bottle (120 Tablets)|
|5||Mahakalyanaka Ghrit||2 Packs (100 gms Each)|
|6||Nirgundi Oil||1 Bottle (100ml)|
Product Quantity is as per dosage required by Adults – For Patients Under Age 14 – This Quantity will last for 2 Months
WHAT IS BELL’S PALSY?
It is a type of facial paralysis that occurs due to the inflammation and paralysis of the facial nerve (7th cranial nerve). It is named after CHARLES BELL, a Scottish anatomist. This condition involves a loss of function and drooping of the side of the face affected by the disease. Sometimes both sides of the face may be affected. It is a very stressful condition for the patient who is unable to eat, sleep or even pass a smile back to someone. The condition is however, easily recoverable in most cases without much intervention. In Ayurveda this disease can be compared to Ardita vata which is also a paralytic condition.
WHAT CAUSES BELL’S PALSY?
- Excessive talking, laughing, yawning, eating hard food etc.
- Any facial injury
- Inappropriate posture
- Injury to the vital organs etc.
The above causes are explanations for the development of Ardita vata in patients. Modern medical science has no specific explanation for this disease and considers it idiopathic.
OTHER REASONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF BELL’S PALSY:
- Middle ear infection
- Herpes simplex virus infection
- EB- virus
- Cytomegalo virus etc.
PLANET AYURVEDA’S HERBAL PRODUCTS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF BELL’S PALSY
1. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES
Ashwagandha also known as Withania Sonifera is a very popular herb known for its vitalizing properties on the body as a whole. Although a rejuvenating herb, Ashwagandha has a special property of imparting strength to the nervous system of the body, improving all its functions. For this reason Ashwagandha is prescribed in all kinds of nervous disorders like Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s, Paralysis, Hemiplegia, Paraplegia and senile changes in the body.
In patients of Bell’s palsy, Ashwagandha has a similar action and helps the patient in early recovery from the condition.
DOSAGE: 1 Capsule, twice a day with warm water after meals.
2. BRAHMI CAPSULES
Brahmi is known by the latin name Bacopa monieri. It is one of the best herbal medicines that have an all-round effect on the nervous system and nerve disorders.
It has great properties that restore brain and nerve function. In patients of Bell’s palsy it helps in the rapid recovery of the facial nerve so that it starts functioning properly. It also helps control any kind of inflammation that may be affecting the nerves. It has a vata pacifying effect therefore, it is very helpful in all kinds of nerve problems.
DOSAGE: 1 Capsule twice a day with warm water after meals.
3. CURCUMIN CAPSULES
Curcumin is the best anti–inflammatory herbal extract available to mankind. It is the active component of Turmeric also known as Curcuma longa. It has amazing health benefits and has tremendous anti – cancer properties.
In patients having Bell’s palsy due to viral infections like HIV, Herpes etc. or sometimes due to any trauma when the facial nerve gets inflamed, Curcumin helps to suppress the inflammation of the nerve. Besides this, Curcumin is great for nerve rejuvenation and restoration of its normal function.
DOSAGE: 1 Capsule twice a day with warm water after meals.
4. GANDHAK RASAYAN
Gandhak Rasayan is one of the classical Ayurvedic formulations which is used since ancient times for its miraculous rasayana properties. This remedy is available in tablet form and consists of major ingredient shuddha gandhak (purified sulphur). Gandhak is a mineral that has various properties among which the best property is rasayana (rejuvenating) property. Rejuvenating property of gandhak prevents any type of endotoxins accumulation which further prevents degeneration of neurons. Also it promotes overall strength of the body thus promotes the functioning of the nerve cells too. In Bell’s palsy there is an irritation of facial nerve and its working is hamper, by inducing strength and proper functioning of facial nerve Gandhak Rasayan assist in the management of Bell’s Palsy.
DOSAGE: 2 Tablets, twice daily with warm water after meals.
5. MAHAKALYANAK GHRIT
It is a classical formulation prepared from Planet Ayurevda which is a sneha preparation and this ghrit contains ingredients like like Haridra (Curcuma longa), Daru Haridra (Berberis aristata), Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum), Prishnparni (Ureria picta) etc. Mahakalyanak Ghrit is very effective in pacification of vata dosha in the body. This formulation helps in improving nerves related problems and helps in improving the functioning and proper working of brain tissue. Mahakalyanak Ghrit aids in modification in inflammatory issues and improves weakness as well as restores the proper functioning of the body. Mahakalyanak Ghrit is very helpful in vata related disorders and it has shown effective results in bell’s palsy.
DOSAGE: 1/2 Teaspoonful, twice daily with warm water after meals.
6. NIRGUNDI OIL
Nirgundi, also known as Vitex negundo is an herb known for its great vata balancing properties. The leaves of the palnt are used along with sesame oil for the preparation of this oil. Bell’s palsy is compared with Ardita disease in Ayurveda which is purely a disease caused by the vitiation of the vata body energy. Vata is the controller of all the nervous activities in the body. Whenever there is a diseased condition that affects any part of the nervous system, Vata dosha is always vitiated.
Nirgundi has vata pacifying properties and oil also has basic vata vitiating properties due to the fat and oily texture which is opposite to the dry characteristic of vata. Nirgundi oil is therefore, preferred for massage in patients of Bell’s palsy, its regular use improves weakness of the facial nerve and its general strength.
USAGE: Gentle massage over the face, once daily.
HOW CAN Bell’s Palsy Care Pack HELP YOU?
Bell’s palsy is a nerve condition involving loss of function and immense pain in the facial region. The Bell’s Palsy Care Pack has been formulated therefore, keeping in mind the vitiation of the doshas (maily vata) involved in causing the disease. The herbs and formulations mentioned in this pack are aimed at effectively combating the condition by strengthening the nervous system as a whole and improve the overall immunity of the body. Bell’s Palsy Care Pack can help in early recovery in patients of this disease and also helps prevent future bouts of attack that are not uncommon. In contrast to modern medicinal treatment that provides only symptomatic relief, Planet Ayurveda’s Bell’s Palsy Care Pack helps in achieving a long lasting relief from the disease without any side–effects.