PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Treatment with Ayurveda


A healthy mind in a healthy body is the secret of an individual’s success. Everyone desires a healthy brain and body but not everything is under human control. Life is full of ups and downs, maintaining our mental balance in all these conditions is very necessary. But there can be some extreme situations that lead to a very powerful impact on the human brain. One such condition is PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder. What is post-traumatic stress disorder? What are the causes? What are its symptoms? How can one deal with it? Are there any herbal remedies for the same? Let us learn the answer to all these questions through the following article. Before explaining the PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder, let us know some facts regarding it.


  1. Any individual who faces some extreme traumatic event is prone to PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder.
  2. The reaction to stress and trauma will vary from patient to patient. Not everyone who experiences a trauma will suffer from PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder.
  3. In managing such cases, psychological therapies are of great use.
  4. The patients facing complex post traumatic stress disorder should receive specialized care and appropriate medical management.
  5. Almost 3% of all the adults experience PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder at one or another time of their life.



PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder is one of the most common types of stress disorders. It is a chronic mental health condition. The symptoms of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) may start within a month of the terrifying or traumatic event. The case presentation widely varies from patient to patient. Most of the patients who faced a traumatic event may face a difficulty in adjusting and coping with the surroundings. Sometimes, time and self care is enough to get better but in serious cases medical management is required. The details regarding the symptoms and causes will be described as follows.


As described above the major cause behind the condition of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is an experience of a traumatic event. The traumatic event may include various stressful or life threatening conditions such as road traffic accidents, natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, etc. A person can suffer from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) at any age of his life but major risk factors include suffering from mental disorders. Substance abuse, lacking good supportive family and friends etc.


PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) may result in various kinds of difficulties related to social activities and day to day life. The symptoms of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) can be grouped into different categories such as avoidance, intrusive memories, etc. Let us know these in detail –

  1. Intrusive memories – The patient experiences frequent flashbacks of the stressful event. He/she may experience nightmares and may wake up scared. The patient may face severe emotional distress or physical reactions.
  2. Avoidance – The person tries to avoid talking or thinking about the traumatic event. He/she avoids the places or situations that remind him/ her about the terrifying or traumatic situation.
  3. Negative thinking patterns and mood swings – The person experiences and complaints of a rise in negative thoughts about oneself, people and overall life. He may also experience hopelessness towards life. Feeling of detachment accompanied with loss of interest in various activities.
  4. Changed physical and emotional reactions – The person gets irritated easily. He may present with self destructive behavior. There are difficulties in sleeping and concentrating. These may be accompanied with the feeling of guilt or aggressiveness.


The diagnosis of this condition would require a proper medical history of the patient. Along with a physical examination of the medical history, a psychological test will also be done. This will include discussing the signs and symptoms and the traumatic event that led to the onset of the disorder. The criteria used in diagnosis of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders published by the american psychiatric association.


The treatment of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) will require both the therapies and the administration of medicines. Psychotherapy will help the patient to think better about oneself, and teach one the skills to express his symptoms correctly. The psychotherapy used in PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) will include cognitive behavior therapy, exposure therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, etc. The medicines used in the treatment of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) will vary from patient to patient. The most common medicines will include antidepressants, anti anxiety medicines, prazosin, etc. Let us now learn the ayurvedic perspective of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and the management ayurveda has to offer in this scenario.


Ayurveda is a great science with numerous samhitas explaining a variety of medicinal facts. Ayurvedic literature presents a very vast description of various types of health related conditions. The concept correlated to the condition of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) in ayurveda will be discussed now. Ayurveda presents detailed descriptions related to various types of psychiatric and psychological disorders.PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) can be correlated with the vitiation of vata dosha along with the vitiation of the mano guna i.e. satwa, raja, tama. The symptoms like fear, excessive anger, negative thoughts, etc. is the result of the dominance of the raja element.The trauma or terrifying event powerful impacts the manovah srotas and depletes the mental state of the person. The ones with a weaker state of mind are more prone to this condition. The ones with a stronger satva or state of mind may face a traumatic event and  still manage to cope with the condition without facing its after effects. In simpler words, they are less prone to PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or other mental diseases.According to a different perspective it can be correlated with the vitiation or imbalance of the mental components i.e. dhee, dhriti, smriti. One should always practice a healthy diet and lifestyle to maintain the bodily elements in their natural levels.Ayurveda texts mention plenty of ayurvedic formulations to deal with the condition appropriately. It is very important to provide proper medical attention to such patients. The useful ayurvedic formulations effective for the condition of  PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) are detailed as follows.


Planet Ayurveda prepares a variety of herbal products for managing various health conditions.The formulations contain purely natural ayurvedic components which promote the health of the patient and manage the diseased state effectively. The products are beneficial for improving the condition of PTSD or post-trap numerous health benefits improving the overall condition of the body. These ayurvedic formulations are prepared using authentic ways and provide great results in improving the condition of narcissistic personality disorder. The herbal formulations are prepared strictly according to the procedures described in the samhitas (classical texts) and therefore are very effective in Post-traumatic stress disorder are described as follows –

Product List

  1. Neurogenie Capsules
  2. Stress Support
  3. Mahakalyanaka Ghrit
  4. Arjun Tea

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Product Description

1. Neurogenie Capsules

Neurogenie capsules are formulated by ayurvedic experts in planet ayurveda. It contains two wonderful ayurvedic herbs namely brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Brahmi and ashwagandha are renowned neuro tonic and possess a plenty of other medicinal benefits also. These two herbs are known to be very effective and beneficial for the nervous system. They help to pacify the excessive vata dosha and also provide strength to the nerves and the brain, thus improving the condition of PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Dose – One capsule to be taken two times a day, after meals.

2. Stress Support

Planet ayurveda is preparing stress support capsules for improving the neurological wellbeing of the body. These capsules contain a combination of three beneficial herbs namely brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and tagar (Valerina walichi). It supports the nervous system of the body. These herbs are very helpful in managing the excessive vata dosha and hence bringing back the healthy state of the body. The stress support capsules provide a very soothing relief to the person, help to calm down the mind and thus manage the post-traumatic stress disorder more effectively.

Dosage – One capsule to be taken two times a day, after meals.

3. Mahakalyanaka Ghrit

Mahakalyanaka ghrit is prepared using natural extracts of various beneficial herbs such as sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), tagar (Valeriana wallichii), manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), etc. Mahakalyanaka ghrita is very effective in pacifying the vitiated vata and pitta dosha from the body. As vata dosha is responsible for the proper functioning of the neurological system of the body, and mahakalyanaka ghrit effectively balances vata. It helps to manage various neurological conditions such as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Mahakalyanaka ghrit also helps in various other conditions such as fever, anemia, lack of memory, etc.

Dose – 1 tsp to be taken two times a day with warm water.

4. Arjun Tea

Arjun Tea is being prepared by planet Ayurveda. It contains a combination of various beneficial ayurvedic herbs such as Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), etc. It helps in improving the overall blood circulation of the body. Arjun tea is very soothing for the mind and the body, thus helps to relax the person. It is very effective in increasing the health of the heart. Hence, it is beneficial in managing the condition of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) effectively.

Dose – 1 Cup once daily.



Ayurveda is a holistic science with rich literature regarding the medical topics. It contains detailed description about various diseased conditions along with its treatment modalities. The principles of ayurveda consider the equilibrium between the three dosha (vata, pitta, kapha) to be the pillars of a healthy body and the balance between three elements (satva, raja, tama) to be the pillars of a healthy mind. In a nutshell, it can be concluded, the condition of PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder can be managed effectively through the ayurvedic principles. The role of mental wellbeing in maintaining the health and eradicating the diseased condition is very crucial. This knowledge can be used to improve the strength and immunity of the body. With the above mentioned details regarding PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder, one can recognize the symptoms and switch to ayurveda for better health.

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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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