Effective Ayurvedic Treatment for Transverse Myelitis – Neurological Disorder


Transverse myelitis is a neurological disorder. Neurological disorders are disorders that affect the brain and nerves found throughout the human body and the spinal cord. The involvement of motor and sensory control pathways produces altered sensation, and weakness and can also produce urinary and bowel dysfunction. Neurological disorders are wide-ranging. Here we are discussing one of the neurological disorders TRANSVERSE MYELITIS.


Transverse myelitis is a disorder caused by the inflammation of the spinal cord. It is characterized as neurological dysfunction in motor and sensory tracts on both sides of the spinal cord. Transverse myelitis interrupts the messages sent by the spinal cord nerves throughout the body. It often damages the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers known as Myelin. This can lead to muscle weakness, pain, paralysis, altered sensation, and urinary and bowel dysfunction.

Transverse Myelitis


Most of transverse myelitis cases are Idiopathic – meaning the cause is unknown. However, the remaining cases are associated with Autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, neuromyelitis optica, Sjogren’s syndrome and sarcoidosis and others. Transverse myelitis is a condition striking all age groups  regardless of family history ,gender and race. However some viral , bacterial and fungal infections  affecting the spinal cord may also cause transverse myelitis.  In most of the cases, the inflammatory disorder appears after the recovery of prior infection

Some Viruses Associated with Transverse Myelitis are

  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Herpes viruses
  • HIV
  • Enteroviruses such as poliovirus
  • Epstein- Barr
  • Zika virus
  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Influenza
  • Echovirus
  • Mumps, measles and Rubella virus
  • West Nile virus

However some other  viruses may trigger an autoimmune reaction without directly affecting the spinalcord. Bacterial infections which are associated with Transverse myelitis are –

  • Tuberculosis
  • Syphilis
  • Actinomyces
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis

Parasites and fungal infection rarely infect the spinal cord.

Some of inflammatory conditions which causes transverse myelitis are



Sign and symptoms of transverse myelitis may usually develop over a few hours to a few days and  sometimes may progress gradually over several weeks which include:

  • Pain. Transverse myelitis pain may begin suddenly in your lower back .However Sharp pain may shoot down the legs or arms or around your chest or abdomen. It varies based on the part of the spinal cord that’s affected.
  • Weakness in  arms or legs. Patients  feel heaviness in the legs, or that they’re stumbling or dragging one foot. Some may develop severe weakness or even total paralysis.
  • Bladder and bowel problems. It includes frequent urination, urinary incontinence, difficulty in urinating and constipation.
  • Abnormal sensations. Some patients  with transverse myelitis may have tingling  sensations , numbness, coldness or burning sensation. Some patients are sensitive to the light touch of clothing or to extreme heat or cold.


Transverse myelitis can be diagnosed on the basis of signs and symptoms, medical history, a clinical assessment of nerve function, and test results. The tests which may indicate inflammation of the spinal cord and rule out other disorders, include the following:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)-
  • Blood tests

Some other blood tests can identify infections that may contribute to transverse myelitis, or rule out the other causes of symptoms.


The Most Common Complications Are

  • Pain :  It is one of the most common symptoms and a lasting complication too.
  • Sexual problems : it is a common complication of transverse myelitis . Men may have trouble getting an erection. Both genders may have difficulty in reaching orgasm.
  • Spasticity :  There may be stiffness , tightness and painful spasms in the muscles most commonly in the muscles of buttocks and legs.
  • Anxiety or depression : it is most common in patients with long term complications because of the various changes in lifestyle, stress and other factors.
  • Paralysis: There may be partial or total paralysis of arms, legs or both.

Herbal Remedies for Transverse Myelitis

Planet Ayurveda  offers various herbal remedies for the treatment of Transverse myelitis. It is a leading herbal manufacturing company worldwide. The products of this company are 100 percent pure and vegetarian. Planet Ayurveda provides following herbal products for the treatment of transverse myelitis

  1. Boswellia curcumin
  2. Shilajit capsules
  3. Ashwagandha capsules
  4. Yograj Guggul
  5. Neuroplan Syrup
  6. Vrihat vatchintamani Ras

Herbal Remedies for Transverse Myelitis

Herbal Supplements for Transverse Myelitis

Products Description

1. Boswellia Curcumin

It is a poly herbal capsule formulation of planet  ayurveda. It is an effective combination of Anti inflammatory herbs. This product contains standardized extract of two herbs which are – shallaki ( boswellia serrata) and curcumin ( curcuma longa).It is a very potent anti inflammatory herbal combination which helps to reduce morning stiffness , pain and swelling in joints.

Dosage –  1 Capsule Twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Shilajit Capsules

It is one of the best anti-aging and youth restoring compounds. This is a single herb formulation prepared by the standardized extract of  shilajit ( asphaltum punjabianum ).It is  the best supplement for both men and women. The medicinal properties make it the best adaptive , restorative, rejuvenative and rasayana.

Dosage -1 Capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

It is a single herb formulation prepared by the standardized extract of ashwagandha ( withania somnifera). It is an effective stress relief herbal supplement. It acts as a nerve tonic, enhances physical as well as mental stamina. It brings the strength back to muscles, relieves the muscles and calms down the system.

Dosage – 1 Capsule twice daily with pain water after meals

4. Yograj Guggul

It is a  poly herb formulation prepared by the standardized extracts of  many Ayurvedic herbs like – guggul ( commiphora mukul) resin , chitrak ( plumbago zeylanica), pippali (piper longum) , ajwain (carum copticum)etc. It helps to pacify Vata (Air)  in the joints, nerves and muscles. It acts as an antioxidant , promotes a healthy immune system.

Dosage – 2  tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Neuro Plan Syrup

This herbal product of Planet ayurveda is in syrup form. This product is prepared by the standardized extracts of many ayurvedic herbs like – brahmi (bacopa monnieri) , mandukaparni ( centella asiatica ) , shankhpushpi ( convolvulus pluricaulis ), etc. It  helps in anxiety, stress, restlessness, insomnia, depression, and sadness. It boosts the memory and helps in strengthening the nervous system.

Dosage –  2 tsp twice daily after meals

6. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

This is the classical ayurvedic formulation used in the treatment of various neurological disorders. It has antioxidant properties and anti-aging properties. It improves the function of nerve cells which are responsible for this disease. It is a dietary supplement that is made using Swarna bhasma, Rajat bhasam, Abhrak bhasma, Loha bhasma, Praval bhasma, Mukta bhasam and Suta bhasma.

Dosage:- 1 tablet to be chewed with warm milk twice a day after meal

At last, we can say the above provided herbal formulations are safe and can be used by the patients suffering from transverse myelitis. For more queries you can contact us on herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.

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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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