Neuromyelitis Optica, Devic’s Disease – Causes, Symptoms and Ayurvedic Treatment


Among thousands of disorders present in the world few are still a mystery for all medical scholars and scientists. The root cause of such disorders are still unknown to mankind. Rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis are among them. After comparing data of such patients, Indian science has come up with few relevant facts that autoimmune diseases are mostly related to human genetics and environmental factors. These autoimmune disorders are the result of your own immune system attacking your own tissue and organ system instead of protecting it. Few facts about autoimmune disorders – more common in females, 1 out of 20 is suffering worldwide. Wide range of diseases like diabetes, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, GBS, crohn’s disease, these all are autoimmune diseases and mostly genetically transferred and not contagious. Even a few common problems which are genetically transferred are bloating, acid reflux, hair loss, anxiety, migraine, obesity and sensitivity are symptoms of genetically transferred autoimmune disorders. Among these disorders one is particularly related to eyes and vision that is neuomyelitis optica and we are going to get enlightened further in this article.



Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) / Devic’s Disease is an autoimmune disorder, which is mainly affecting (CNS) and particularly optic nerves and spinal cord. Due to its effect it is also known as NMOSD (spectrum disorder) . People who are suffering with any of the above mentioned autoimmune disorders are at higher risk of developing devic’s disease.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain in eyes
  • Gradual Vision loss
  • Loss of bladder and bowel control
  • Numbness
  • Paralysis of hands and legs
  • Headache
  • Nausea with hiccups (unable to control)
  • Stiffness in neck


  • The major cause for this disorder is improper functioning of the immune system Genetics
  • It is caused by abnormal antibodies that attach to a protein called aquaporin-4 causing inflammation & damage to cells by activating other parts; it also results in loss of myelin in the spinal cord and brain.


  • ANA
  • CBC, ESR
  • MRI spinal cord
  • Lumbar puncture test for level of immune cells, protein and antibiotics
  • Detailed history of symptoms in order
  • Family history
  • Neurological examination includes (vision,thinking & speech)


In modern painkillers, NSAIDS, eye drops, steroids.

Ayurvedic Correlation – Vataja Timira

Timira is caused by accumulation and vitiation of dosa in different patalas or layers of eyes. Its further stage is kacha and if not treated can become incurable and causes total vision loss which is called linganasha. Vataja Timira can be the most relatable and compared to neuromyelitis Optica. It starts with partial blurriness but if ignored it leads to total vision loss.

Treatment According to Ayurveda

    • Shodhana Chikitsa
    • Sthanika Chikitsa
    • Shamana Aushadhis

Follow Up After 1 Month and 45 Days

Shodhana chikitsa:- Pre therapeutic measures/purva karma

  • Snehapana (Patoladi ghrita and Panchatikta ghrita with warm water for 4 days)
  • Sarvanga abhyanga (with ashwagandha and dhanvantara taila) 7 days followed by bashpa sweda
  • Virechana karma (with trivrit avaleha and triphala phanta)
  • Samsarjana karma for 3 days.

Sthanika chikitsa:-

  • Pratimarsha nasya (nasal drops)
  • Tarpana

Shamana aushadhis

  • Pathyadi kwatha (4 tsp with 8 tsp warm water once daily 30 days)
  • Manjishthadi Kwatha (3 tsp with 6 tsp warm water once daily 30 days)
  • Brahmi vati and ashwagandha vati (1 tablet with water after food twice daily 30 days

Aushadhis for next 45 days

  • Ashwagandha Capsules
  • Brihat Chintamani Ras
  • Musli Strength
  • Atirasadi Churna
  • Brahmi Vati


  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Pilocarpus
  • Fennel
  • Passion flower
  • Bilberry
  • Bilva
  • Goldenseal

Herbal Remedies For Neuromyelitis By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda manufactures Ayurvedic medicines derived entirely from plants. Planet’s medicine does not contain additives, chemicals or preservatives. All products are GMP certified and 100% vegan. Planet Ayurveda provides herbal remedies for Neuromyelitis Optica they are as following

Product List

  1. Brahmi Vati
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  4. Musli Strength
  5. Atirasadi Churna

Product Description

1. Brahmi Vati

This is a classical preparation by planet ayurveda. This formulation contains two herbs which are Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) with a mineral called Swarna bhasma (Gold) . It is useful in maintaining a good immune system and it is very beneficial for reducing mental and physical stress. It is helpful in improving immunity.

Dosage:- 1 cap after meal twice daily, with water.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

This is a classical preparation. Ashwagandha capsules which are formulated with Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) act on the body by making it stronger. Consumption of these capsules is found useful in improving the functioning of the Central nervous system. It acts as one of the best nerve tonics by enhancing both mental and physical stamina. These are especially prescribed to the growing children and old age people.

Dosage:- 1 cap twice daily after meal.

3. Musli Strength

This is a very good formulation which is formulated using herbs like safed musli gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and. Musli strength is made using standardized extract of the two mentioned ingredients. And it has the capacity to pacify dosha and maintains hormonal disbalance and improves CNS functioning..

Dosage:- 1 cap twice daily with lukewarm water.

4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

This is a classical formulation formulated by these herbs given below Swarna bhasma (Gold), loha bhasma (Pearl), Mukta bhasma (Pearl), Suta bhasma (Purified Mercury and Sulphur), Pravala bhasma (Coral), etc. This preperation is used for patients suffering from paralysis and treating ailments like headaches, migraine, numbness, pain, etc making it very effective in nervous system disorders. Hence helps in managing neuromyelitis optica.

Dosage:- 1 cap after meals with water daily.

5. Atirasadi Churna

It is an ayurveda’s formulation. It is made with kali Musli (curculigo orchioides), javitri, ashwagandha (withania somnifera), safed musli (chlorophytum borivilianum), shatavari (asparagus racemosus) and gokshura (tribulus terrestris), kesar (crocus sativus). This is very effective in treating the immune system and nerve disorder. It has good results in improving paralyzed patients.

Dosage:- Consume one teaspoon with water after a meal, twice daily.


All autoimmune disorders are said to be incurable or irreversible. But proper vedic therapeutics can help us to improve and manage autoimmune disorders also. This article covers a complete knowledge about neuromyelitis optica its ayurvedic relation, dosa vitiation, and causes symptoms treatment and important herbs, and formulations. With our faith, trust and belief over Indian medical science now we are able to manage those disorders which were considered incurable. Follow a healthy lifestyle and stay healthy.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit. Read More

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