Abstract

Autoimmune Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain cells resulting from a condition where the body's immune system targets the healthy tissues of the brain & spinal cord. This disorder is manifested as both psychiatric and neurological symptoms. These symptoms may vary from person to person or on disease’s severity. Seizures are the most common predominant symptoms in this disease. The neurological includes altered levels of consciousness, irritability, disturbed sleeping patterns, movement abnormalities, speech disturbances, ataxia, paralysis of the limbs also psychiatric features such as personality changes, mood swings, restlessness, hallucinations or delusions etc. The diagnostic methods include evaluation of CSF fluid by lumbar puncture, MRI brain or Electroencephalogram (EEG). Treatment methods in the modern medicine system are used by corticosteroids & immunosuppressive medications. After having a brief introduction about the disease lets’ have an Ayurvedic perspective of the disease in detail along with the best Ayurvedic methods to treat this disease.

Introduction

Ayurveda, being the oldest medical science, has treated the various acute & chronic ailments for ages. Acharyas had mentioned numerous diseases in detail along with their treatment through natural herbal based procedures & formulations. The concerned disease autoimmune encephalitis is not mentioned in the texts directly but this disease can be correlated with amadosh janya mastishkyasoth leading to hatojas abhinyas sannipat jwar. In this we are going to discuss the causative factors, pathophysiology of the disease, clinical features of the disease along with Ayurvedic line of treatment & best herbal supplement for the disease.

Nidan & samprapti (Causative factor & pathophysiology for the disease)

All the autoimmune conditions in Ayurveda are considered to be originated due to ama dosha (endotoxins), the amadosha is created when the food material is left undigested and it is being converted into the toxins.

Due to weak digestive power, the food material which has remained undigested, that undigested endotoxins is known as ama which is the basic cause of vitiation of all the doshas.

These toxins then vitiate the tridosha which will affect the body’s normal metabolism at cellular level when these vitiated dosha start disturbing the various senses and body tissues mostly affecting the body fluids first i.e. lymph extracellular fluid then vitiating the blood and ultimately the cerebrospinal fluid, when these vitiated dosha with aggravated raja & tama dosha under the influence of ama (endotoxins) may result in the alteration of normal functioning of brain cells and thus causing mastishka soth which in later stages may presented with hatojas abhinayas sanipaat jwar.

  • Dosha involved: kapha pradhan tridosha, raj & tama dosha
  • Srotas involved: rasavaha, raktvaha, manovaha
  • Adhisthan: mastishka, sarvashrira
  • Sroto Dusti: sang, vimargaman

Roop (Signs & symptoms)

The symptoms presented in this condition are usually the combination of hatojas Abhinayas sannipat jwar and rakt dhatu gata jwara (as it involves vitiation of blood microchannel vitiation).

Symptoms of Abhinayas jwar are

  1. The normal touch of the patient seems neither too hot nor too cool.
  2. Blunting of hearing & vision,
  3. Imapaired activities, senses
  4. Loss of sensations,
  5. Restlessness,
  6. Pricking pain,
  7. Aphasia or difficulty in speaking
  8. Altered sleeping pattern,
  9. Delirium.

If the patient is presented with weakness along with above mentioned symptoms then this disease is called Hatojas which in later stages may lead to sanyas (coma).

Also, due to manas dosha involvement (raja & tama dosha) & mahovaha strotas vitiation various symptoms such as seizures, convulsive movement of extremities, delusions and episodes of unconsciousness.

Treatment of Autoimmune Encephalitis

Line of treatment of this condition depends upon the following points

  1. Sannipata jvara chikitsa (treatment for this toxic fever)
  2. Dhatugata jvara chikitsa (treatment for the involvement of body tissues)
  3. Sophaghana chikitsa (Anti-inflammatory treatment)
  4. Ama dosh nashak chikitasa (Treatment for quenching ama dosha)

Planet Ayurveda Is A Manufacturing Hub That Manufactures The Herbal Medication That Are Based On The Ideology Mentioned In Ayurvedic Texts. These Products That Are Being Manufactured Here Are Obtained From Natural Sources And Are Made Under The Strict Guidance Of Our Expert Team Of Doctors By Following Ancient Time Tested Formulas.

Herbal Remedies Suggested By Our Experts For Autoimmune Encephalitis

  1. Suvarna Basant Malti Ras 
  2. Sanjivani Vati  
  3. Boswellia Curcumin 
  4. Gotukola Capsules 
  5. Brahmi Capsules 
  6. Giloy Ghan vati
  7. Ashwagandha Capsules 

Product Description

1. Suvarna Basant Malti Ras

The preparation of suvarna (gold) is considered as very effective in dhatu kshaya aavastha (condition which involves the depletion of dhatu), this Autoimmune Encephalitis as it involves the depletion of dhatus (body tissues) mainly rasaj & raktaj (i.e. extracellular fluid, CSF & blood). Thus Suvarn Basant Malti Rasa played a key role in promoting the quick healing of the depleted dhatu. It is basically a mineral based preparation with Suvarna bhasma (purified ash of gold ) as its main ingredient. It also balances tridosha & thus very effective in this condition.

Dosage: 1 tablet before sleeping with plain water or as directed by a physician.

2. Sanjivani Vati

Sanjivani vati is considered as a gold standard of medicine for treating various sannipataj javara i.e. the fever involving the vitiation of tridosha. So, due to its wonderful antipyretic & anti-toxic properties it is very much beneficial in this diseased condition. The main ingredients of Sanjivani vati include Shuddh Vatsnabh (Purified  form of Aconitum ferox) and Suddhh Bhallataka (purified form of Semecarpus anacardium). These both are well known for their antipyretic action, Vidanaga (Embelia ribes) is anti-toxic & known for its anti-parasitic action along with the triphala which is the best detoxifier and help in purifying the body from ama (endotoxin- the root cause of the disease). 

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water, after meals.

3. Giloy Ghan Vati

This formulation is classical and is quite famous for enhancing immunity. As we know from the article that this is an autoimmune condition means it affects the immune system. Also, according to Ayurveda, the hatojas condition also signifies the depletion of oajs which is the body’s immunity. It is rich in antioxidants and many essential chemical compositions that will help in strengthening the immune system. The Giloy ghan vati is the standardised extract of Tinospora cordifolia available in tablet form.

Dosage : 2 tablets twice after meals with plain water.

4. Ashwagandha capsules

Ashwagandha capsules is a single herbal formulation prepared using standardized extract of withania somnifera. It is a wonderful antidepressant and well for its numerous other properties since ages. It has antioxidant, immune boosting and cell detoxifying property thus, very effective in autoimmune encephalitis.

Dosage: 2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

5. Boswellia Curcumin

This is a wonderful formalation made by our experts with multiple benefits. The basic ingredients of this medicine are Boswellia serrata which is known as Shallaki and Curcumin is Curcuma longa. In Autoimmune Encephalitis this medicine helps in shothghana (anti-inflammatory) actions of both the ingredients, adding analgesic effect of Boswellia will support the pain in this condition. Curcumin is the rich source of antioxidants, helps in scavenging various toxins & free radicals & promotes fast healing of the condition. 

Dosage: 2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

6. Gotukola Capsules

Gotukola (Centella asiatica) is considered as the best herbal brain tonics known since ages. These both are available in capsule forms with us. The role of Gotukola is explained by their effective actions of raja & tama guna (two dosha involved in mental disorders). The involvement of various neurogenic & psychological symptoms of the disease is mainly due to vitiation of these two manas doshas. This formations primarily act on correcting the violation of these dosha and moreover, these herbs also help in maintaining the normal functions of the brain and enhancing the dhee (intelligence), dhriti (retention power) and samriti (memory) of the person, thus providing strength to brain cells and also reducing the frequency & intensity of the seizures.  

Dosage : 1 capsule two times daily with plain water after meals.

7. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules is a single herbal formulation which is prepared using standardized extract of centella asiatica. It is a wonderful nervine tonic. In ayurvedic texts it is mentioned as medhya. Thus, it is very helpful in reducing symptoms like Imapaired activities, senses, Loss of sensations, Restlessness,  Pricking pain, Aphasia or difficulty in speaking, Altered sleeping pattern,  Delirium etc.

Dosage : 1 capsule twice daily with water, after meals.

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Conclusion

Autoimmune Encephalitis is a very dangerous disorder as it involves the disturbance in our brain cells. It must be treated before it becomes life-threatening. Regular use of modern medicine for immune suppression &  steroid therapy will lead to many consequences which will end up in multi system failure on continuous use. So, it's high time to adopt Ayurvedic mode of treatment for the best results in Autoimmune Encephalitis type conditions & treat this ailment by enhancing immunity with much lesser side effects.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an Expert Ayurveda Consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age-old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic textbooks to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments. For more info visit our website: www.planetayurveda.com