Ayurvedic Management of Cerebral Atrophy


Cerebral Atrophy is a degenerative condition where there is wasting or shrinkage of the brain. There is good Cerebral Atrophy treatment in Ayurveda, but first, let’s understand this in detail.

Causes of Cerebral Atrophy

Cerebral Atrophy can be caused by several reasons, such as:

  • Any trauma or injury to the brain.
  • Neurological disorders like paralysis or stroke, Cerebral paralysis, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy.
  • Infectious diseases encephalitis.

Symptoms of Cerebral Atrophy

  • Seizures or convulsions.
  • Memory impairment.
  • Difficulty in speaking.
  • Disorientation.
  • Impaired understanding and body movements.

Cerebral Atrophy treatment in Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, cerebral atrophy is caused due to disruption in the vata dosha, which controls the motor and sensory activities in the body.

The line of treatment is to bring back the motor and sensory functions of the brain. The internal medicines boost the blood supply. Natural anti-oxidants increase the oxygen supply to the brain and reduces cell death. The external therapies and panchakarma treatments like vasti, abhyanga, navara kizhi, shirodhara, thalapothichil enhance the functioning of peripheral nervous system, circulation, maintains the muscle tone and reduces muscle spasm.

Medicines like Maha masha taila, Dhanwantaram tailam, Balaswagandhadi tailam, Ksheerabala taila, Brahmi taila etc., would be beneficial for massage.

Internal medicines like bala, Ashwagandha, Shankhpushpi churna, Dhanadanayanadi Kashayam, Maharasnadi Kashayam, Saraswatarishta, Ashwagandharishta, etc., are also found to be effective. These are the general line of management. The treatments may vary depending on the root cause and each individual.

Ayurvedic supplement for Brain functions:



1. Enhances memory

2. Improves mental function

3. Reduces stress

4. Calms tridoshas


One-two tablespoons to be taken with milk or warm water, twice a day.
Not suitable for Diabetic patients. Or as directed by the physician.

Regular practice of pranayama can prevent further degenerative process.

It is better to consult an Ayurvedic doctor personally and undergo proper therapies. You may find some positive changes within 6 months to 1 year.

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Dr. Greeshma Nair

Dr. Greeshma Nair(B.A.M.S) is a Staunch believer that Ayurveda is not merely a science but lifestyle too. Her holistic approach towards diagnosis and treatment is based on the root cause of disease and gives you a three-dimensional solution to a condition that includes Ahaar (diet), Vihaar (lifestyle) and Aushadhi (medicines).


  • maruti balavant patil

    Message i maruti balavant patil age 56 years suffering neurological disease from my childhood last 45years when i know mri taken in 2008
    that is cerebellar atrophy loss of memory lack of confidence lack of intelligence lack of understand lac

  • prakash Bethur

    Really good explanation madam one can understand easily.
    Please let me know any recent medicine to my mail below

  • Venkatesan

    I have been affected by Brain disorders such as small vessel disease and Brain Shrinkage. I have been taking Alopathy medicines right from March 2017. Now I am taking Palsinuron, Medhaya Rasayana and Navahridaya Kalpa for the past 2 months. I want to know whether both the English as well as Ayurvedic medicines can be taken on a single day. Will it affect my health. So far there is no adverse effect. I also want to know whether my above brain disorders will clear. Kindly give advice. Venkatesan

  • Lt.Cdr. S. K. Chandel ; (Retd)

    I had Cerebellar Atrophy since 2002,reason is not know,could be excess sex.current condition :-
    a.Imbalance b.Incoordination c.Lack of concentration d.Anxiety e.Imbalance sets in when standing at a place for finite time say for 1/2 mts. f.Slurring g.Stiffness

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