Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis (GME) Treatment by Ayurveda


Granulomatous meningoencephalitis is an inflammatory disease which involves the central nervous system. The exact cause of this disease is unknown but it is an immune mediated disease. In this disease mainly female dogs of young and middle age are affected. The lesions mainly present in the spinal cord, cerebellum, brainstem and white matter of the cerebrum. In this article we will discuss types, cause, symptoms and treatment as well as Ayurvedic management of this disease.

Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis in Dogs


It is the disease of the brain that involves the central nervous system. It is a process in which infiltration occurs by the cells of the immune system. These cells act like an army of the body. They go to the area where infection occurs and release destructive biochemicals and protect the body. This disease was firstly reported by Braud and colleagues in 1978. Granulomatous meningoencephalitis is of three types i.e. disseminated, focal and ocular. It shows many symptoms such as depression, seizures, loss of balance, incoordination, neck pain, weakness, and fever etc. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis and Brain biopsy mainly helps in diagnosis of this disease.

Types of Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

It is of three types- Disseminated, focular and ocular, let us discuss below in details

1. Disseminated Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

Previously it was called inflammatory reticulosis. In this disease there is accumulation of neutrophils and mononuclear cells around the blood vessels.

2. Focal Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

This disease is mainly found in the cerebrum. All the symptoms shown by this disease develop very slowly or very fast.

3. Ocular Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

It is a very rare form of granulomatous meningoencephalitis which causes blindness.

Causes of Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

Granulomatous meningoencephalitis is an inflammatory disease but the exact cause of this disease is unknown. Some infections can cause this disease are mentioned as follows

  • Viral
  • Parasitic
  • Fungal
  • cancer

Symptoms of Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

All the types of granulomatous meningoencephalitis shows different symptoms which are mentioned as follows

1. Disseminated Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

The symptoms shown by disseminated type of Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis are as follows

  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Head tilt
  • Loss of balance
  • Incoordination
  • Neck pain
  • Fever

2. Focal Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

All the symptoms shown by this develop very slowly which are written as follows

  • Dementia
  • Disorientation
  • Agitation
  • Seizures
  • Loss of balance
  • Weakness

3. Ocular Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

This disease mainly affects the eyes and causes blindness. Other symptoms shown by this are as follows

  • Secondary glaucoma
  • Retinal detachment
  • Uveitis

Diagnosis of Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis – This test is very helpful in the diagnosis of central nervous diseases. It mainly measures the different substances in cerebrospinal fluid.
  • Brain biopsy – In this test analysis is done by piece of brain tissue
  • MRI or CT scan – It is very helpful in the detection of lesions in the central nervous system.

Treatment of Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

Granulomatous meningoencephalitis is mainly managed by corticosteroids in which immunosuppressive drugs are usually added and radiation therapy is also helpful in this disease.

Radiation Therapy- In this therapy mainly ionising radiation is used. But this treatment has some side effects. So you should follow Ayurvedic treatment for your dog’s health.

Ayurvedic view of Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

Ayurveda is a vedic science which treats humans as well as animals. It comes under the Pashu chikitsa and mainly consists of Ayurvedic medicines and surgery. According to Ayurveda, Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis disease can be correlated with Vataj disorders. The herbs which are useful in this disease are pippali (Piper longum), maricha (Piper nigrum), sonth (Zingiber officinale), madhuyashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra), bhojpatra (Betula utilis), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), and brahmi (Bacopa monnieri).

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

Planet Ayurveda is an Ayurvedic company which treats humans as well as animals. It is a GMP certified company which distributes medicines all over the world. All the medicines made by this company are free from side effects. This company makes medicines under the observation of MD Ayurveda doctors. These medicines are totally free from chemicals, fillers, yeast and extra colors. Following are list of products which are being offered by  Planet Ayurveda in the management of  Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

Product List

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

herbal supplements for Granulomatous meningoencephalitis

Herbal Remedies for Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

Product Description

1. Neuro Plan Syrup

Neuro Plan Syrup is one of the herbal Syrups formulated by Planet Ayurveda. It consist of many natural herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Madhuyashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Bhojpatra (Betula utilis), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and various others. It mainly acts on the nervous system, provides nourishment to the nerves and maintains the overall Brain health. Collectively the herbs present in the syrup are really effective in boosting energy, reducing inflammation in the CNS, thus this can be used in the management of GME.

Dose: – 10 ml twice daily with meals.

2. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi Capsules are one of the capsule formulations of Planet ayurveda that is made up of standardized extract of single herb Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is one of the natural herbs that mainly works on the brain cells and is very useful for reducing redness and irritation because it has anti-allergic properties. It also reduces the episodes of seizures and has analgesic properties which helps  in lowering the pain. Depression, the symptom of this disease is also managed by this medicine because it has antidepressant properties also. Thus, it is very useful in managing the symptoms of granulomatous meningoencephalitis disease.

Dose:-2 capsule twice daily with meals.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha Capsules are one of the single herbal formulations prepared by Planet Ayurveda. These capsules consist of standardized extract of herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This herb gives strength to the body as well as the brain. Symptoms of this disease such as weakness, incoordination, can be managed by these capsules very easily. Thus this formulation is added to the management of GME.

Dose:- 1 capsule twice daily with meals.

4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

Vrihat vatchintamani ras is one of the ras preparations mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic classical texts. This formulation is available in tablet form and consists of many bhasmas such as Suta bhasma (Calyx of Purified mercury and sulfur), mukta bhasma (Calyx of pearl), loha bhasma (Calyx of iron) and various other ingredients. All the ingredients make this remedy effective in managing depression, seizures, and calm the stimulated nerves. Thus this ras preparation is very beneficial in the management of Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis disease.

Dose:-1 tablet twice daily with meals.



Granulomatous meningoencephalitis is an inflammatory disease which involves the central nervous system. In this disease mainly female dogs are affected. This disease is mainly of three types and the exact cause of this disease is unknown. According to Ayurveda this condition is considered as Vataj Vyadhi thus many herbs that pacify Vata dosha can be given in the management of GME such as Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Shankhpushpi. So if someone’s dog is suffering from the same, you must go with the Ayurvedic treatment and improve your dog’s quality of 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

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