Ayurvedic Management of Cerebral Atrophy – Nirogam  

Ayurvedic Management of Cerebral Atrophy

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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  • One of my friends daughter is suffering from cerebral atrophy. She is just 5 months old. Is there cure for her recovery???

    Chamandeep Kaur
  • i am suffering cerebral atrophy please suggest what to do ?

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    Best wishes
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  • Hi sir
    My daughter is suffering from cerebral atrophy
    She is 2half yr old
    Is cerebral atrophy is curable plz let me know

    Ashok Banga
  • My Mummy is suffering cerebral atrophy diesses please I want medicine


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