Ayurvedic Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a neuromuscular autoimmune disorder. The term 'myasthenia' is Latin word for muscle weakness and 'gravis' for grave or serious.

In an autoimmune disease (body attacks and damages its own tissues), some of the body's antibodies (a substance produced by the body to fight disease) that attack its own tissue leading to the destruction of such tissue.

In the case of myasthenia gravis, antibodies block the acetylcholine (ACh) receptors needed for muscle contraction.

Myasthenia gravis caused by breakdown in communication between nerves and muscles. This disease affects the skeletal muscles.

It is a chronic condition that causes muscles to debilitate and weaken easily.

Like, if you are suffering from myasthenia gravis, you may notice that during a meal, your jaw muscles become tired and weak, interfering with your ability to chew food. After you have rested for some time, the muscles may become strong again, allowing you to resume eating.

MG most commonly affects muscles which control eye and eyelid movement, so first symptoms that you notice may be eyelid drooping and blurred or doubled vision.

MG preferentially affects young women in 20s to 30s and older men in 60s to 70s.

Sign and Symptoms of Myasthenia gravis

  • Eye muscles weakness
  • Eyelid drooping (ptosis)
  • Blurry or double vision (diplopia)
  • Unstable gait (problem in walking)
  • A change in facial expression
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Impaired speech
  • Weakness in arms, hands, fingers, legs and neck.

The following factors may worsen the symptoms:-

  • Bright sunlight
  • Surgery
  • Immunization
  • Emotional stress
  • Menstruation
  • Intercurrent illness (e.g., viral infection)
  • Medication (e.g., amino glycosides, ciprofloxacin, chloroquine, Procaine, lithium, phenytoin, beta-blockers, procainamide, statins.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis can be taken care with the help of herbal medicines which are safe to use without any side effect. Ayurveda was derived from the most cherished scripture of India; the Vedas. The meaning of 'Ayur' is life, and 'Veda' means knowledge. Ayurveda provides natural treatment to cure diseases. It mainly works on root cause of disease and manages the symptoms with the help of herbs.

These herbs help to balance the tri-energies of body which is main cause of disease in Ayurveda. The ayurveda works by concept of tridosha (Vata, Pitta, kapha) which are actually the physiobiological properties. Any imbalance caused in tridoshas can lead to disease.

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Planet Ayurveda is a leading herbal supplements manufacturing company based in Chandigarh, India. The company is involved in the manufacturing of best herbal products and exporting all over the world.

Our herbal supplements are prepared using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. Herbal supplements are a type of dietary supplements that contain natural herbs and possess potential therapeutic properties. Many herbs have a long history of use and numerous health benefits. Herbal supplements work in a natural way for management of healthy body.

Planet Ayurveda is dedicated to the promotion of natural herbs and bringing their benefits to the common man.

Herbal Remedies for Myasthenia Gravis

There are different herbal remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Myasthenia Gravis which are explained below:

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

It is 100% pure herbal capsule of Planet Ayurveda which is made from pure natural herbal extract of Withania somnifera. It has great medicinal value.

Benefits:

  • It is used to maintain overall wellbeing of health.
  • It gives strength and immunity to body.
  • It nourishes the brain to work quicker and sharper.
  • It also helps to relive from stress and fatigue.

Dose: 2 capsules twice in a day with plain water after meals.

2. Brahmi Capsules

This is most effective natural supplement offered by Planet Ayurveda which is made from natural herbal extract of Bacopa monnieri that belongs to family Plantaginceae.

Benefits:

It nourishes brain and helps in coordination between nervous system and daily activity. It is helpful in mood disorders. It is also helpful in relieving anxiety, stress and mental fatigue.

Dose: 1-2 Capsules twice daily after meal with plain water.

3. Yograj Guggul

These are herbal tablets offered by Planet Ayurveda which is mixture of different herbs. The ingredients of Yograj Guggul are listed below:

Main Ingredients:

  • Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
  • Mustak (Cyperus rotundus)
  • Chitrak Mool (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Ajwain (Carum copticum)
  • Black pepper (Embelia ribes)
  • Gokhsura (Tribulus terrestris)
  • Black cumin (Nigella sativa)
  • Ajamoda (Trachyspermum roxburghianum)
  • Cuminum cyminum
  • Piper cubeba
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Pluchea lanceolata
  • Rock salt (Saindhav lavan)
  • Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  • Marich (Piper nigrum)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  • Vetiveria zizanioides
  • Abies webbiana
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)

Benefits: The herbs used in this formulation have great medicinal properties. It is used in muscle problems, chronic pains and swelling around joints. It has anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, pain relieving properties also. It helps to strengthen the muscles.

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

4. Atirasadi churna

It is an herbal powder which is a mixture of different herbs which are listed below:

  • Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)
  • Kali musli (Curculigo orchioides)
  • Semal Musli (Salmalia malabarica)
  • Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris)
  • Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera
  • Akarkara (Anacylus pyrethrum)
  • Vidari kand (Dioscorea tuberosa)
  • Safed Behman (Centurea behen)
  • Jaiphal/ Javitri (Myristica fragrans)
  • Taalmakhna (Hygrophilla spinosa)
  • Kesar (Crocus sativus)

Kali Musli: Commonly it is known as Black Musale. Its scientific name is Curculigo orchioides. It has anti-oxidant properties. It helps the body to restore energy and stamina.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Its common name is Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry. It is an ancient herb which is used to treat different diseased conditions due to its great medicinal importance. It improves the body stamina and strength without causing any side effect.

Varahi Kand (Wild yam): Its root is used in different formulations because of its medicinal value. It also enhances strength and stamina in body and prevents ageing.

Benefits: All herbs used in this formulation have great medicinal importance. It is useful in relieving fatigue and helps to enhance stamina.

Dose: One tablespoon of powder with plain water or milk twice in a day.

Diet and Home Remedies

  • Eat healthy and balanced diet that gives strength to your muscles.
  • Reduced acid forming foods such as dairy, wheat, sugar, red meat, preserved and processed foods
  • Consume food which is low in saturated fats and cholesterol.
  • Include plenty of vegetables, fruits and grains in your diet.
  • Avoid alcohol, tobacco.
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