Transient Ischemic Attack, How It Can Be Treated With Ayurvedic Herbs?


A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is also called as mini stroke is caused due to the temporary lack of flow of blood to certain parts of the brain. In such conditions stroke-like symptoms occur which resolve generally in the 24 hours. It is a medical emergency and one must seek immediate medical attention on suspecting the signs and symptoms. In this article you can get all the details of TIA here which will help you understand the condition and in this article you will also get to know about the Ayurvedic management of this condition.

Transient Ischemic Attack


Oxygen is vital to each cell of your body and it reaches there through the blood. Blockage in this flow of oxygen through blood causes serious consequences like Transient ischemic attack (TIA). Its symptoms mimic those of a stroke, the only difference between the symptoms of Stroke and TIA is that symptoms of the latter usually get resolved within 24 hours while the former are generally the permanent one. But TIA is not to be taken non-seriously as it is the sign that stroke is one the way. Most of the people who get TIA get strokes within a year.


As per Ayurvedic literature stroke and TIA are correlated with the term called Pakshaghata. It is caused due to the vitiation of the Vata dosha (One of the three vital energies/doshas). Vata dosha controls the sensory and motor activities in a person’s body. Hence any imbalance in it causes complications with these functions.


Until the medical evaluation is done, it is almost impossible that the symptoms one is having are due to stroke or TIA. However in both the cases the onset of symptoms is abrupt. Some of the common symptoms of TIA (will be same for stroke) are:

  • Weakness or numbness felt in arms, face or legs. Usually the numbness is on body’s one side
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Sudden confusion in head
  • Difficulty in comprehension
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Difficulty in seeing
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Incoordination
  • Severe headache without obvious cause
  • Facial droop
  • Dysphagia, i.e. Difficulty in swallowing


TIA most commonly occurs when the blood supply to the brain’s part is blocked by a blood clot. However unlike the stroke, the blockage here is temporary and for short period of time which resolve within 24 hours without causing any permanent damage. This blood usually arises from the atherosclerotic plaque, i.e. build up of cholesterol plaque in any artery or any of its branches which supplies nutrients and oxygen to the brain from heart or any other part of the body.

There are certain risks factors for TIA:

  • Increasing age increases the chances of developing a blood clot and also the blood vessels get narrower
  • Hypertension
  • Atherosclerosis, i.e. narrowing down of arteries by building up of plaque in the, around the brain
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol level
  • Obesity


Alone medical history won’t be sufficient to diagnose the TIA but proper analysis of these symptoms are also required. Your doctor will go for the physical examination along with neurological examinations like testing vision, eye moments, strength, language and speech, sensory system and reflexes. Further Carotid ultrasonography, CT scan, MRI, Echocardiography and Arteriography is done to confirm the diagnosis.


Conventional treatment of TIA includes prescription of the medicines as per the cause of the condition which includes Anti-platelet drugs and anticoagulants, both will help in prevention of clot formation. Further in certain cases surgery or Angioplasty can also be advised.


Ayurvedic treatment aims at treating the cause and preventing the stroke. As the cause here is vitiated Vata dosha, hence the Ayurvedic remedies which are prepared using natural herbs and compounds that possess natural quality to restore the balance of this dosha is used.


Planet Ayurveda is a famous Ayurvedic pharmaceutical company that deals in the production of authentic and effective herbal remedies and products. These Ayurvedic remedies are used to treat various types of ailments naturally. All these herbal remedies and products are prepared from natural compounds that are of high quality and prepared following classical Ayurvedic principles. For TIA Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies which help in management of the symptoms and treatment of cause.

  1. Ashwagandha Capsule
  2. Brahmi Capsule
  3. Arjuna Capsule
  4. Punarnava Capsule
  5. Curcumin Capsule
  6. Gotu Kola Capsule

Transient Ischemic Attack


1. Ashwagandha Capsule

As the name suggests it is a single herb capsule that is prepared using standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These capsules help in treating weakness of the overall body and give strength. Ashwagandha capsules can also help in treating other symptoms like difficulty in coordination.

Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Brahmi Capsule

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is the herb used in standardized extract form in preparation of these medicinal capsules. Brahmi has been used to treat nervous system ailments since ages. These capsules will help in treating the neurological symptoms like difficulty in speaking, walking, seeing, slurred speech or coordination. It will help in better functioning of the brain.

Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Arjuna Capsule

It is also a single herb capsule that is prepared from standardized extract of herb Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). Arjuna capsules help in improving the blood circulation to the brain from other parts of the body. They can also help in dissolving the clot in the blood owing to its natural therapeutic properties.

Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Punarnava Capsule

These Ayurvedic capsules are prepared from standardized extract of Punarnava herb (Boerhavia diffusa). Punarnava capsules help in maintaining the function of vital organs of the body. It can help in accelerating the healing from the TIA owing to its natural renewing property.

Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

5. Curcumin Capsule

It is an Ayurvedic formulation of standardized extract of active component (Curcumin) of Harida (Curcuma longa). Curcumin capsules help in healing the entire body from consequences of this attack. It will also help in preventing and treating clot formation in blood.

Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

6. Gotu Kola Capsule

These amazing capsules help in improving the blood circulation in blood vessels and micro blood vessels. Gotu kola capsules help in preventing the lodging of clot in the vessel by preventing their narrowing down. It is prepared from standardized extract of Gotu kola herb (Centella asiatica).

Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.


Transient ischemic attack should not be taken lightly as it is a prior sign for future stroke because as they say “Prevention is better than cure”. Ayurveda can be a good option for treating the TIA and its cause so that the future ailment can be prevented.
All this information is brought to you after full research and clinical experiences of experts at our clinic. One should never go for self medication, be it Ayurveda or other medicines. We at Planet Ayurveda are always available to help suffering people out there. You can email us at or for more details visit our official website

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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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