Ayurvedic Treatment For Ramsay Hunt Syndrome With Remedies


Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder which can manifest as paralysis of one side of the face and abnormality in the structures present on the affected side. It is a viral condition that infects the facial nerve and manifests symptoms. It was Ramsay Hunt who described a number of presentations of rash and facial paralysis and other frequent symptoms. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome came into limelight when the famous canadian singer Justin Bieber published an instagram video and announced that he is suffering from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome and conveyed to his followers that half of his face is paralyzed and only one side of his face can smile and he cannot blink one of his eyes. It made people search for Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. In this article, we shall look into some detail of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome and its management,


Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a facial nerve debility accompanied with a vesicular rash in the mouth or on the ear. The syndrome is associated with various symptoms. Ramsay Hunt explained the eighth nerve features associated with close proximity of geniculate ganglion to the vestibulocochlear nerve. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is also known as herpes zoster oticus, nervus intermedius neuralgia, geniculate neuralgia, facial nerve palsy by herpes zoster infection. Formerly it was known as Ramsay Hunt Syndrome type 2. In Ayurveda, the symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome can be correlated with vata dosha vitiation because vata dosha is known to cause pain, numbness and motor dysfunctions. Therefore, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome can be correlated with vata dushti. Hence, this can be cured by vata pacification and balancing.

Management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome


  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is caused by herpes zoster virus. This virus also causes chickenpox.
  • A history of chickenpox increases the risk of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.


  • The main signs are painful rash with fluid blisters in or around one of the ears.
  • Facial palsy on the same side of the affected ear.
  • Other symptoms include :
  • Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in ears)
  • Difficulty in blinking or closing one of the eye
  • Vertigo (Sensation of moving or spinning)
  • Loss of taste sensation
  • Dry eyes and mouth
  • Hearing loss can also be there
  • Severe pain in the ear
  • Weakness on one side of the face that inhibits making expressions.
  • Confusion occurs when herpes zoster virus spreads to the brain.
  • Headaches are common symptom
  • Drowsiness

Risk factors

  • Low immunity
  • Pregnancy
  • Infants and children who have not received vaccinations.

Exams and Tests

  • Medical history including past chicken pox infection
  • Blood test to detect varicella-zoster virus
  • Nerve conduction test
  • Skin tests for varicella virus
  • Electromyography
  • Lumbar puncture in rare cases
  • MRI of the head


  • corticosteroids
  • Antiviral medicine – acyclovir, valacyclovir
  • Analgesics
  • Antianxiety drugs


  • Disfigured face
  • Persistent pain spasm of the face muscles
  • Damage to the eye resulting in vision loss
  • Neuralgia
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Nerve pain
  • Weakness of limb

Ayurvedic Management

All the symptoms associated with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome are well correlated with vata dushti. Therefore, the treatment protocol depends on the pacification of the vitiated dosha. There are various herbs like marich (Piper nigrum), shunthi (Zingiber officianale) etc which pacify the vata and kapha dosha.

Herbal Remedies for Ramsay Hunt Syndrome by Planet Ayurveda

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Following are some formulations that can efficiently treats Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

  1. Trayodashang Guggul
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Rasraj Ras
  4. Curcumin Capsules
  5. Neurogenie Capsules
  6. Anu Tailum

Herbal Remedies for Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Herbal Remedies for Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Product Description

1. Trayodashang Guggul

Trayodashang Guggul is a classical herbal formulation. It contains a number of herbs including saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), kachur (Curcuma zedoaria), ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), shunthi (Zingiber oficinale), guggulu (Commiphora mukul), babool (Acacia arabica), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) etc. The formulation is known to provide strength to the nerves and also helps in a healthy musculoskeletal system. The formulation pacifies vata dosha. Hence it is useful in Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Dosage: Two tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water

2. Yograj Guggul

Yograj Guggul is a classical ayurvedic proprietary medicine. It is a beneficial formulation in the musculoskeletal system and neurological system. It contains the herbs guggul (Commiphora mukul), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), vidang (Embelia ribes), ela (Elettaria cardamomum), gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), shunthi (Zingiber officinale) etc. The herbs of the formulation possess properties that enhance muscle and nerve health. It benefits a person with facial palsy and helps in well maintained motor nerve conduction.  Hence the properties of the formulation makes it an efficient medicine in Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Dosage: Two tablets twice daily to be chewed with plain water after meals.

3. Rasraj Ras

Rasraj is a classical herbomineral formulation. It is composed of Parada (purified mercury), swarna (gold calx), loha bhasma (calx of iron), vanga (tin calx), ksheer kakoli (Fritillaria roylei), lavanga (Syzygium aromaticum), kakmachi (Solanum nigrum) etc. it possesses antioxidant, analgesic, immune modulating and antiinflammatory  properties. Abovesaid properties help in providing relief  from the symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome and boosting immunity which helps the body to fight the virus.

Dosage : One tablet twice daily to be chewed with plain water after meals.

4. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin capsules are filled with the goodness of Haridra (Curcuma longa). Curcumin is known to be beneficial in the musculoskeletal system . It aids healing of the injured or damaged nerves and promotes functioning. Therefore it heals damage caused by the herpes zoster virus.  Furthermore, it boosts immunity thus helps the body to fight against infections.

Dosage : Two Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

5. Neurogenie Capsules

Neurogenie capsules contain the herbs which are mentioned in ayurvedic texts as medhya and promote and improve neurological functions. The formulation contains the herbs brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). As these are beneficial in promoting muscle health and nerve conduction and their coordination and possess analgesic properties. Therefore, Neurogenie capsules are providing relief and promoting neurological functions that are hampered by Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Dosage : One Capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

6. Anu Tailum

According to Ayurveda, nostrils are the way to the brains. Therefore, instilling oil drops in the nostrils reaches the brains and produces its effect. Anu tail contains a number of herbs including til tail (Sesamum indicum), goat milk, jivanti (Leptadenia reticulata), musta (Cyperus rotundus), devdar (Cedrus deodara), daruharidra (Berberis aristata), yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), aguru (Aquilaria agallocha) , bilva (Aegles marmelos), kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum), shallaki (Boswellia serrata) , vayavading (Embelia ribes), prishniparni (Uraria picta) etc. Instilling Anu tailum is beneficial in the condition of facial paralysis and improves well perception of the sense organs. Hence it is a beneficial remedy by Ayurveda in disorders of head, neck, nose, ear and throat. It prevents and cures headaches. Thus, in treating the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Anu tailum as nasal drops is pivotal. Anu taiolum nasya can be used on a daily basis.

Usage : Two drops are installed in each nostril.

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Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, became a known Syndrome after Justin Bieber published a video on suffering from the syndrome. The main causative organism is Herpes Zoster Virus which damages the facial nerve and also affects the vestibulocochlear nerve and produces motor disability in one side of the face and other symptoms. According to Ayurveda, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is correlated with the vata dosha vitiation. In order to cure the disease, the contemporary system of medicine has antiviral drugs, analgesic and corticosteroids. These medications can cause serious side effects and give birth to various other ailments. Whereas in the traditional system of medicine of India that is Ayurveda, the treatment protocol depends on the dosha pacification. In the case of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, above formulations of Planet Ayurveda tend to pacify the vata dosha, the culprit of the syndrome. And the formulation also possesses healing properties which heals the damage caused by the virus. Furthermore, the medications boost the immunity which helps in fighting the infections.

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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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