Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is an impact injury of the brain in which there is diffuse damage to the brain cells causing severe deficit which can be physical, cognitive, behavioural as well as emotional.  The management of such individuals constitutes a medical crisis as well as a long-term challenge, since the brain damage affects the entire body, and healing and recovery is very rare.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment can provide a significant contribution to the management and treatment of traumatic brain injury.  While the acute and critical phase of the condition is best managed in the intensive care of a hospital, once the patient has been stabilized, it is best to institute Ayurvedic treatment at the earliest, so that the affected individual can get the maximum possible benefit from it.  Ayurvedic herbal treatment can be given in the form of various modalities for the treatment of traumatic brain injury.  These include oral medications, local applications, and special procedure is in the form of Panchkarma.

Such affected individuals are given a whole-body massage with the help of medicated oils, followed by medicated steam fomentation.  Panchkarma procedures in the form of Shirodhara, Shiro-Basti, and medicated enemas are given repeatedly in order to stimulate the nervous system to start regenerating and healing itself.  Ayurvedic herbal medicines are given orally in order to strengthen the nervous system, prevent degeneration of the damaged brain cells, and start the process of healing and regeneration.  Ayurvedic herbal medicines are also given to promote neuromuscular coordination as well as to improve muscular tone and strength.  And the same time, other medicines are also given to maintain the immune power of the patient as well as to ensure an optimum functioning of all important systems of the body.

Some individuals affected with traumatic brain injury may remain unconscious or in a comatose state for prolonged periods, due to severe trauma and injury to the brain.  Such affected individuals can also be treated with Ayurvedic medicines and can be helped to come out of the coma, after which the regular treatment can be instituted.  Ayurvedic herbal treatment can thus provide a significant contribution in the treatment and healing of patients with traumatic brain injury.

The writer, Dr. A. A. Mundewadi, is available as an online Ayurvedic Consultant at www.ayurvedaphysician.com


  1. Hello Sir
    One of my friend is bed ridden from past 4 years.
    Though there is no severe injury in his body still he cant walk or talk properly. Could you please suggest something for him
    My contact details are below
    Email - sudarshan1411@gmail.com
    Phone - 9769395199

  2. my father cannot walk and talk after 7 months of left temporo pariatel subdural hematoma , craniotomy and duroplasty done before 7 months.
    please suggest some ayurvedic medicine & treatment for him...
    my mob no : 08387843555
    my email id : vivek_gits@yahoo.com


  3. Hello sir, my father was met with an accident 4.5 months ago. He was hospitalised for 2 months and after that he was discharged n came home. Till now he is not concsious and is on bed or we can say that he is in coma. Can u please reccomnd us some ayurveda treatments for him.
    My mobile no. 09417024233
    My email id tanu.sharma185@gmail.com

  4. Hello sir,
    My husband had a traumatic brain injury on 1st of November 2016 n still he is admitted in hospital with very less improvement .moreover he is suffering from urine infection n lie grade fever from day one of surgery .his right temporal lobe is removed n tracheostomy is done with peg feeding .as of now he opens his eyes if we call him or touch n moves his right hand n leg on n off command but no movement in left side also shunt is done .I humbly request you kindly suggest me something .

  5. Hello sir,
    My wife had a traumatic brain injury on 18th November 2016, still she is bedridden,no speech, not knowing to anybody, memory lost, very very slow recovery, I request you kindly suggest medicine from ayurved. Jaw was operated in hospital in Mumbai,
    Rakesh D Vasavada
    Email rakeshvasavada@gmail.com

  6. Hello my father age about 70 year got head injury 1year back (mild hematoma which was resolved) now he complains ringing sound for 24 hours and tightness of head if any treatment available please do needful .