Ayurvedic Treatment For Tick Paralysis With Herbal Remedies


Tick paralysis can be a major concern for any pet owner. This is a rare but rapidly growing motor paralysis produced by a neurotoxin in the female tick’s saliva that affects the nervous system and various species of ticks are known to cause this disease. Common tick genera that causes tick paralysis Rhipicephalus, Haemaphysalis, Otobius, and Argas. People or mostly children and many other animals may be affected rather than dogs. In this article we have discussed ticks’s paralysis in dogs so go through the article to learn the signs and symptoms in dogs and learn how to prevent and treat the tick’s paralysis of your beloved dog.

Tick Paralysis


Tick paralysis is caused by a neurotoxin produced in the salivary gland of female ticks. Tick paralysis is an acute, progressive, consistent ascending motor paralysis caused by ticks saliva. With some species, signs of systemic toxicities may be seen separately or within the classic paretic-paralysis presentation. This is a different toxicity because it is a throb toxin flow related to repeat tick feeding over a definite time period. Animals are generally affected by paralysis, deterioration can be unsure and rapid in some cases and some animals have prolonged and unexplainable recovery. In some cases patients may require intensive care, including artificial ventilation, to increase recovery rates but in overall cases only tick removal and use of tick antitoxin serum and antibiotics have a major effect on the patient’s health.

Following Ticks Can Cause Tick Paralysis

  • Rocky mountain wood tick
  • Deer tick
  • American dog tick
  • Lone star tick

Signs and Symptoms of Tick Paralysis

Dogs generally develop symptoms within 5-7 days of being attacked by a tick.

  • It may cause ascending paralysis , limbs are first to get affected.
  • In early stages animals may appear weak, unsteady because of inoculation of ticks in limbs.
  • Unable to stand, sit, and even not able to lift its head too.
  • Change or loss of voice, limb incoordination, change in breathing rhythm.
  • Symptoms eagerly progresses to paralysis and also can spread up to the trunk, head and upper extremities.
  • If diaphragm is involved then animals can die too.

Incidence for Tick Paralysis

  • The maximum prevalence of tick paralysis is mainly in spring and summer by female ticks.
  • Environmental factors – Temperature and humidity may also play a major role in tick morbidity and mortality rate.

Diagnosis for Tick Paralysis

It is made on symptoms and presence of ticks on skin usually on the scalp.

Treatment for Tick Paralysis

Following steps can be taken for management of Tick paralysis

  • Removal of ticks can improve the condition within 24 hrs and gives complete recovery in 72 hrs. If ticks are not removed then infection may be fatal.
  • Tick antiserum – Canine tick hyperimmune serum is the specific management for tick paralysis.
  • After tick removal patients should be kept for observation for the next 24 hours.
  • Anti-parasitic medications also can be given.
  • If there are any breathing disabilities then oxygen assistance must be provided under anaesthesia.

Herbal Remedies For Tick Paralysis By Planet Ayurveda

The main aim of doctors at Planet Ayurveda is to manage health and well-being and achieved after maintaining Doshas by use of various herbs as remedies. Our ancient traditional system of medicine called Ayurveda is gaining popularity as a renowned mode of treatment worldwide. It has a unique way of diagnosing the disease and it believes that health issues occur when doshas and dhatus get imbalanced. Correcting all the vitiated factors helps to reach a healthy well-being, so this increases the balance and quality of life. Herbal remedies given by Planet Ayurveda are 100% pure and prepared from natural herbs that are free from any side-effects, there are no additives, fillers or chemicals used in the formulations. Following are the few remedies discussed that are proved to be very effective in above mentioned symptoms-

  1. Neuro Plan Syrup
  2. Brahmi Capsules
  3. Ashwagandha Capsules
  4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

Products Description

Ayurvedic treatment For Tick Paralysis

1. Neuro Plan Syrup

This formulation is given by Planet Ayurveda that is 100% pure herbal articulation consisting of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica) etc. This is widely used in neuromuscular diseases and helps to kill harmful bacteria in the patient’s body by acting as an immune-booster. This articulation shows efficient results in paralysis, weakness, muscle wasting etc.

Dosage: 1-2 teaspoon twice a day.

2. Brahmi Capsules

This is available as a single herbal capsule consisting of standard extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). This formulation is useful in Neuromuscular disease, also shows beneficial results in weakness, body aches, and provides enough strength to maintain the well-being of patients. Also helps in reducing the symptoms of paralysis like loss of voice, limb incoordination, change in breathing rhythm.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

This is a single herbal formulation prepared by standard extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This articulation helps in treating blood disorders, fatigue, depressive strength, also helps in reducing skin disease, acts like anti-parasitic. It also acts like a nervine tonic that soothes nerves, good for physical and mental health, nourishes the brain and useful in numbness, paralysis, and muscle incoordination.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

This is mineral based ayurvedic medicinal formulation mentioned in classical texts consisting of Rajat bhasma, Abhrak bhasma, Loha bhasma, Pravala bhasma etc. It helps to maintain a healthy nervous system and improves digestion and balances vata and pitta dosha. This acts as an antimicrobial, anti-parasitic and also kills their toxin effect on the body. It helps in reducing the symptoms of paralysis, muscle weakness, and nourishes the body.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


In this article we have discussed ayurvedic herbal medicines that can surely help in its condition. It is the best way to prevent tick paralysis by taking efficient management. Also check your beloved dog on a daily basis or especially after hiking in woody areas or heavily infested areas where he has more risk to get infection. This disease affects the nerves and immune system of patients so as mentioned above Ayurvedic medicines are more effective without side-effects. If your dog is showing symptoms like Tick paralysis then seek Ayurvedic herbal treatment and lead a healthy life for a happy life.

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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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