Treatment of West Syndrome With Ayurvedic Herbs and Home Remedies


West syndrome is a severe form of epileptic encephalopathy that occurs in infancy or early childhood. Fetal development defects and prenatal hypoxic-ischemic complications are common in west syndrome infants. In this, infantile spasm (a type of seizure) happens in west syndrome.

We have discussed important points in this article like; Ayurvedic aspect of the disease, symptoms, cause, type with some effective home, and herbal remedies which will help to cure the disease.


West syndrome is a type of epileptic encephalopathy. It is characterized by a seizure type known as infantile spasms.  Spasms may be extensor, nods, flexor, lightening but mostly they are mixed. Spasms usually begin in the first year typically between 4-7 months. Boys are mostly affected by girls.

West syndrome is separated into two groups

  1. Symptomatic
  2. Cryptogenic

The Symptomatic group is featured by the previous existence of brain damage signs (radiologic signs, neurologic signs and psychomotor retardation) or by a known etiology.

The Cryptogenic group is featured by a lack of previous signs of brain damage and known etiology.

West syndrome is a unique and rare disease with an incidence of 1.6 to 4.5 per 10,000 live births. It is roughly 2000 to 2500 new cases in the United States per year. Higher rate of males compared to females being affected with a ratio 60:40. It appears to occur in an ethnic group with a 1 to 7 % family history of any type of epilepsy.

West Syndrome

Ayurvedic Aspect of West Syndrome

According to Ayurveda epilepsy is known as ‘Apsmara’. Due to stress, depression, anger, and unhealthy food, the mind and body Doshas suppresses the SattvaDosha and increased Rajas and Tama dosha gets accumulated in the heart. This accumulation of Dosha blocks the SanjanvahaSrotus and can lead to damage to the memory and intellect and finally results in Apasmara.

Causes of West Syndrome

  • Severe brain injury (at birth)
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Brain malformations
  • Chromosome abnormalities
  • Lack of oxygen during birth
  • Genetic mutation
  • Infection that affects the brain

Symptoms of West Syndrome

  • Developmental problems: delay in mental development.
  • Infantile spasms: the most common symptoms of this type of seizure are:
  • Arms threw outward away from the body
  • Upper body bending towards the knees
  • Knees curled toward the body

Less Common Posture During the Seizure

  • Head threw back
  • Leg and arms stiffened straight out from the bod
  • Losing skills such as rolling over, babbling, and sitting.
  • Crying in infants during or after the seizure.

Types of West Syndrome

  • Symptomatic: when some another condition caused the west syndrome.
  • Cryptogenic:  when the cause is not known.
  • Idiopathic: when a baby is developing physical and mental normally before west syndrome and the cause for the west syndrome is her genes.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda prepares their herbal remedies with natural herbs and according to the Ayurvedic principles. These herbal remedies are made according to the disease some time with one herb or with combinations of the herbs.

These Herbal Remedies are Safe and Secure

These herbal remedies not only help to fight against the disease but also work on the root cause of disease and provide strength and nourishment to the body and organ which is affected by the disease. These remedies help in balancing Dosha which imbalance is known as a root cause for disease in Ayurveda.For this condition

Herbal Remedies for West Syndrome

Treatment of West Syndrome

Planet Ayurveda provides Brain Care Pack

  1. Brahmi Capsule
  2. Ashwagandha Capsule
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Neuro Plan Syrup
  5. Gotukola Capsules

1.  Brahmi Capsule

Brahmi (Bacopa monneriri) is the best brain tonic. The Compound present in Brahmi called bacosides works effectively on brain health. Brahmi influences brain cells by promoting the regeneration of brain cells. It helps in boosting the immune system. It helps in balancing Dosha.

Dose: 1 Capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

Note* you can open up the capsule and add it to Arvindasava and give it 10 to 20 drops of this mixture.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) helps in improving strength and stamina in the body. It also uses as a nervine tonic. It helps in boosting the nervous system and helps in managing stress, anxiety, insomnia, etc.

Dose: 1 Capsule daily with plain water after meals.

Note* you can open up the capsule and add it to Arvindasava and give it 10 to 20 drops of this mixture.

3. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia (Boswellia Serrata) and curcumin (Curcuma longa) blend of both herbs made this herbal remedy. This remedy is useful in various health conditions like seizures, diabetes, abdominal pain, fever, and various others. It is very useful in neuromuscular disorder.

Dose: 1 Capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

*Note* you can open up the capsule and add it to Arvindasava and give it 10 to 20 drops of this mixture.

4. Gotu Kola Capsules

This herbal remedy is very beneficial in mental disorders. It helps in balancing mind Dosha (Satva, Rajas, and tamas) in the body which is responsible for mental disorders. It helps in maintaining a healthy brain.

Dose: 1 Capsule twice daily after half-hour of a meal with plain water.

5. Neuro Plan Syrup

This syrup contains various herbs like Mandukaparni, Jyotishamati, Ashwagandha, etc. This syrup helps in attain and maintain the mental health of the nervous system. It is made of herbs which enhance the powers of the nerves.

Dose: 1-2 teaspoonfuls twice a day after meals.

Home Remedies of West Syndrome

  • Mulethi: Mulethi is used as a brain tonic. One can have a pinch of mulethi powder with a glass of water or can add a pinch of mulethi powder in ghee and have it.
  • Pumpkin juice: Pumpkin promotes brain health. Pumpkin juice can be drunk daily.
  • Almonds: Almonds are high in brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and brain-protecting Vitamin E. one can have soaked almonds every morning.
  • Green leafy vegetables: these leafy vegetables are rich in B-Vitamins, Vitamin E, and magnesium which are important for the nervous system. One can have green leafy juice.

Lifestyle Modification

  • Noise: avoid using loud music near the affected individual.
  • Bright, flashing lights: use tinted glasses, use natural lighting indoors, avoid discos, strobe lights, or flashing blubs.
  • Sleep: try to regulate the sleeping habits of the baby and try to give enough sleep.


West syndrome is a mental disorder that affects infants it begins in the 1 year of life. It also affects the development of infants. It can be cured by some effective. Herbal Remedies for West syndrome by Planet Ayurveda.


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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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