Ayurvedic Treatment of Neurofibromatosis - Causes, Symptoms & Herbal Remedies

Ayurvedic Treatment of Neurofibromatosis – Causes, Symptoms & Herbal Remedies

Genes are important because they are the blueprints for proteins, but proteins are where the action is in human life & health. This ability to find links between sets of proteins get involved in different genetic disorders. Genetic disorders are very rare, among them neurofibromatosis is one.

This disorder causes benign tumors of nerves & growths in other parts of the body. It is found in brain, spinal cord & nerves. In childhood or early adulthood, neurofibromatosis is diagnosed.

People suffering from this disorder often feel complications like hearing loss, loss of vision, severe pain, learning impairment, heart & cardiovascular problems.

TYPES OF NEUROFIBROMATOSIS

There are three types of neurofibromatosis that are mentioned below:

  1. Neurofibromatosis 1: It is usually diagnosed in childhood. NF1 is often caused by mutations in the gene that controls production of protein known as neurofibromin 1. The gene act as tumor suppressor. In about 50 % people this disorder is due to spontaneous mutation. In others, it is because of autosomal dominant inheritance pattern.
  2. Neurofibromatosis 2: This is a slow growing tumor in both ears, also known as vestibular schwannomas. The tumors grow on nerve that carry sound & balance information from inner ear to brain. NF2 is much less common than NF1. It results in different tumor-suppressing gene (neurofibromin 2). In some cases NF2 experience a gene mutation that occur for spontaneous mutation. While others inherit it from parents (autosomal dominant inheritance pattern).
  3. Schwannomatosis: This type of rare neurofibromatosis affects at age of 20. It causes tumor that develops on skull, spinal & peripheral nerves. This type of tumor is not found on nerve that carries sound & balance information from inner ear to brain.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DIFFERENT NEUROFIBROMATOSIS

1. Neurofibromatosis 1 : Signs & symptoms includes

  • : Signs & symptoms includes:
  • Tiny bumps on iris of eye.
  • Freckling in armpits or groin area.
  • Light brown, flat spots on skin.
  • Neurofibromas under skin.
  • Bone deformities.
  • Tumor on optic nerves
  • Impaired thinking skills
  • Large head size than average size
  • Short stature

2. Neurofibromatosis 2 : Signs & symptoms includes

  • Gradual hearing loss
  • Poor balance
  • Headache
  • Ringing in ears
  • Sometimes NF2 causes growth of schwannomas in other nerves of body that includes various signs & symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Numbness & weakness in arms or legs
  • Balance difficulties
  • Vision problem that sometimes develop cataracts
  • Facial drop

3. Schwannomatosis: Signs & symptoms includes:

  • Numbness & weakness in various parts of body
  • Loss of muscle
  • Pain

CAUSES OF NEUROFIBROMATOSIS

This genetic disorder are is caused by mutations either passed by a parent or by spontaneous conception.

  1. Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1): This gene is located on chromosome 17. The gene normally produces a protein known as neurofibromin that regulate cell growth. Mutated gene in this case causes loss of neurofibromin that allows cells to grow uncontrolled.
  2. Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2): This NF2 gene is located on chromosome 22 that produce a protein known as merlin that causes uncontrolled cell growth.
  3. Schwannomatosis: NF1 & NF2 genes are the cause of Schwannomatosis.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF NEUROFIBROMATOSIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Ayurveda is the best way to treat this disorder. As per Ayurveda, imbalance of all three doshas (vata, pitta & kapha) in body is responsible for this condition. Ayurvedic herbs help to cure this disease from root cause. It manages all signs & symptoms associated with different types of neurofibromatosis. Planet Ayurveda offers different combination of medicines that easily deals with neurofibromatosis.

Here we are discussing the herbal medicines that help to cure all the three types of neurofibromatosis.

  1. Brahmi capsule
  2. Navkrashik churan
  3. Manjistha capsule
  4. Kanchnaar Guggul
  5. Pitta balance
  6. Echinacea

1. Brahmi capsule

The capsules contain standardized extract of Brahmi herb. This herbal supplement increases memory naturally without causing any side-effects to body. Brahmi capsules deal with signs & symptoms like poor balance, numbness & headache etc associated with neurofibromatosis.

Recommended dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water, 30 mins after meals.

2. Navkrashik churan

This churan is blended with various herbs like Amla (Embica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) & Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) etc. These herb show anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-spasmotic & anti-depressant properties. Use of this churna relieves signs & symptoms associated with different types of neurofibromatosis. Balances tridosha in body.

Recommended dosage: 1 tsp twice daily with plain water, 30 mins after meals.

3. Manjistha capsule

Pure extract of herb Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) is used for preparation of capsules. The herb show anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, immunity enhancer, blood purifying & analgesic properties. These properties deal with all the associated signs & symptoms of neurofibromatosis.

Recommended dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water, 30 mins after meals.

4. Kanchnaar Guggul

This is an old Ayurvedic preparation used from Ancient time by Vaidyas for various disorders. Kanchnaar Guggul cures blockages, benign as well as malignant tumors so it gives effective results in neurofibromatosis. Herbs used for preparation of tablets are Kanchnar bark (Bauhinia variegate), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) & Pippali (Piper longum) etc. The tablets deal with Neurofibromas under skin, bone deformities, tumor of optic nerves and many more.  

Recommended dosage: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily, with plain water, 30 mins after meals.

5. Pitta Balance

This wonderful formula contains ingredients that are beneficial in neurofibromatosis. It contains Praval pishti (Coral calcium), Akik pishti (Agate calcium), Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium) & Giloy satv (Tinospora cordifolia extract) etc. Pitta balance helps to balance body heat and deals with tiny bumps on iris of eye, freckling in armpits or groin area, light brown or flat spots on skin & neurofibromas under skin etc.

Recommended dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water, 30 mins after meals.

6. Echinacea

This herbal supplement contains standardized extract of Andrographis paniculata. The herb possesses immune-modulator, anti-inflammatory & analgesic properties. It helps to detoxify liver and purify body channels.

Recommended dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water, 30 mins after meals.

 

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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 text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical based treatments.