In this shloka, actions and therapeutic uses of ashwagandha are explained.
It is astringent, hot and bitter in taste. It pacifies Vata and Kapha dosha, acts as antidote, treats ulcers and acts as a spermopiotic and body tonic.
(Reference: Dhanvantri nighantu (Guguchiyadi Varg) Shloka-263)
As per Ayurveda Aspect
Due to the vitiation of all the three doshas i.e., vata, pitta and kapha which imbalance the rasa dhatu, ras dhatu does not provide nourishment to the rakt as well mamsa dhatu. Due to which the muscles become weak and there is a difficulty in coordinating with voluntary movements.
As per Modern Aspect
Acquired neuromyotonia is a form of peripheral nerve related disorder in which there is hyperexcitability of this nerve that causes muscular activity which results from repetitive motor unit action potentials of peripheral organs. The main cause is known but about 100 to 200 cases have been reported.
Synonyms of acquired neuromyotonia are
- Isaac’s syndrome
- Muscular fiber activity syndrome
- Isaacs-Merten syndrome
- Quantal squander
There are Three Main Causes of Acquired Neuromyotonia
- Paraneoplastic: It includes a set of symptoms that are the consequences of causing cancer in the body, not due to the cancerous cells.
The exact main cause is unknown but autoreactive antibodies can be detected in a variety of peripheral and central nervous system disorders. The cardinal features consist of contracture of feet and hands and myokymia. This disease affects males as well as females but is slightly more common among males and its onset is usually between the ages of 15 and 60. The acquired forms are associated with malignancies and a variety of nervous system disorders.
What are the Symptoms of Acquired Neuromyotonia?
The main symptoms generally develop between the age group of 15 and 60 and most of the people show symptoms before the age of 40. The symptoms may vary that include:
- Progressive weakness and cramping
- Twitching of muscles with rippling appearance (myokymia)
- Delaying of muscle relaxation
- Muscular atrophy
- Increased perspiration or sweating
- Ataxia (difficulty in coordinating with voluntary movements)
All these symptoms generally persist throughout the day, even when the patient is under general anesthesia or during sleep. There is speech and breathing difficulty if the muscles of the throat are involved.
Smooth muscles and cardiac muscles are spared. These symptoms will vary from person to person as per the symptoms.
Modern medicine is providing anticonvulsant drugs such as carbamazepine that may stop the abnormal impulses and also prevents the symptoms related to it. But this treatment is not permanent and surgery is also done in which thymus gland is removed surgically if the thyoma is present.
Natural Treatment for Acquired Neuromyotonia
Planet Ayurveda offers a natural treatment for acquired neuromyotonia which is natural, effective and formulated with natural and authentic herbs which are acquired neuromyotonia care pack. This pack contains several formulations that are formulated by MD experts. These herbs used are helpful in treating symptoms related to acquired neuromyotonia.
Neuromyotonia Care Pack by Planet Ayurveda consists of
1. Ashwagandha Capsules
Ashwagandha capsules are formulated by the natural and standardized extract of ashwagandha. Its root extract is used for various therapeutic benefits. These capsules are useful in fatigue, stress, anxiety, neuropathy due to diabetes, debilitating conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc. It is used as a nerve tonic and enhances the physical as well as mental stamina. This herb refers to as “Ayurvedic ginseng” because of its reputation for increasing strength, stamina, energy and relieves stress. It balances Vata dosha in the body because it governs all the movements in the body.
Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day after the intake of food.
2. Boswellia Curcumin
Boswellia curcumin is formulated with the effective combination of Boswellia and curcumin. This combination is effective in people who are suffering from brain edema, joint pain, and swelling. It not only supports healthy joints but also exerts neuroprotective activity and maintains a healthy cardiovascular system. It also improves the biochemical structure of cartilage by increasing the blood supply to joint tissues.
Dosage: 2 capsules two times a day with plain water.
3. Gotu Kola Capsules
Gotu kola capsules contain pure and standardized extract of Gotu Kola herb. In Sanskrit language, it is popularly known as mandukparni. Regular use of these capsules reduce the chances of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. It also prevents nervous exhaustion and acidity due to stress and anxiety. This herb is rich in vitamin A, B, E and K and has a high quality of magnesium. These capsules provide vitality to the body.
Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily after the intake of food.
4. Vrihat Vata Chintamani Ras
Planet Ayurveda offers vrihat Vata Chintamani ras which is very useful in neurological and heart-related disorders such as increased heart rate, angina pain, and improper blood circulation due to the excessive weakness of heart muscles. It contains praval bhasma, Loh bhasma, Rajata bhasma, Swarna bhasama, Mukta bhasma, abharaka bhasma, mukta bhasma and juice extract of Aloe Vera. This formulation works on the imbalanced Vata dosha such as facial palsy, paralysis, etc. These tablets are effective in migraine, vertigo, and digestion related disorders. It also improves the motor and sensory performance in neurological conditions.
Dosage: 1 tablet two times a day with plain water daily.
5. Brahmi Chyawanprash
Brahmi chyawanprash is formulated with natural and effective herbs such as amla, Shatavari, bhumi amla, jeerak, rishbak, Chandan, pipali, dalchini, tejpata, etc. Brahmi is the most powerful brain tonic which is useful in various brain-related disorders such as low concentration power, anxiety stress, insomnia, depression, etc. This formulation promotes intelligence and also very effective for the body. It also maintains normal blood pressure in the body and increases the utilization of nitric acid. It also promotes the digestion, prevents gastric ulceration and provides relief in fatigue and increases the stamina of the body. It maintains all the doshas (body energies), dhatus (body tissues) and malas (body waste) of the body.
Dosage: 1 teaspoon once in a day after meals with milk.